The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Government
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 474 475 413
Rank change year-on-year +1 -62  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 127 167 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the General category 0.73% 0.81% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 118 110
Median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +22.69% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 43
Median hourly rate £18.84 £22.45 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.08% -18.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.00 £14.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £33.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.28 £22.45 £31.25
% change year-on-year -14.13% -28.16%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17355 20666 21063
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.12% 38.18% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11350 13449 12923
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 505 491
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Local Government as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Local Government.

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 122 £400 +23.07% 37
London +15 33 £400 +18.51% 8
South East +13 20 £450 +50.00% 3
South West +13 18 £400 +10.34% 3
North West +4 18 £328 +1.55% 3
Cheshire +28 15 £295 +12.38% 1
West Midlands +21 13 £313 -21.87% 5
Devon +8 11 £400 -
Exeter - 11 £400 -
Chester +7 10 £288 +15.00%
Hampshire +6 10 £450 +44.00% 1
East of England -4 10 £238 -32.14% 5
East Midlands -3 7 £550 +50.68%
Staffordshire - 6 £288 - 1
Kent - 5 £450 -
Yorkshire +20 3 £165 -54.79% 9
South Yorkshire +11 3 £165 -54.79% 4
Nottinghamshire +11 3 - -
Bristol +9 3 £600 - 1
Nottingham +5 3 - -
Bedfordshire +3 3 £388 +10.71% 2
Portsmouth -5 3 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £140 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £150 - 1
Cornwall - 3 £250 -
Berkshire +24 2 £277 -1.42%
Southampton +5 2 £220 -51.11% 1
Worcestershire +2 2 £325 -21.21%
Oxfordshire -6 2 £481 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £140 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Local Government.

1 48 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 42 (15.67%) PRINCE2
2 42 (15.67%) Project Management
3 41 (15.30%) Windows
4 39 (14.55%) ITIL
5 38 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (12.69%) Finance
7 32 (11.94%) Active Directory
8 27 (10.07%) SQL Server
9 26 (9.70%) Cisco
10 25 (9.33%) Migration
11 23 (8.58%) VMware
11 23 (8.58%) Oracle
11 23 (8.58%) SQL
12 21 (7.84%) Windows Server
13 20 (7.46%) CSS
14 19 (7.09%) Change Management
14 19 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (6.72%) Management Information System
15 18 (6.72%) HTML
15 18 (6.72%) MS Excel
16 17 (6.34%) ERP
16 17 (6.34%) MS Office
16 17 (6.34%) Windows 7
16 17 (6.34%) Data Centre
17 16 (5.97%) Security Cleared
17 16 (5.97%) QA
17 16 (5.97%) CRM
17 16 (5.97%) Citrix

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.24%) CMS
3 6 (2.24%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.87%) IIS
5 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.75%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.75%) Drupal
7 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.75%) WordPress
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.34%) MS Office
3 9 (3.36%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.99%) Fireworks
5 6 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.24%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.49%) MS Project
7 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.61%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.37%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.37%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.85%) Office 365
2 10 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.87%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.37%) GitHub
4 1 (0.37%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.97%) Firewall
1 16 (5.97%) SAN
2 12 (4.48%) LAN
2 12 (4.48%) WAN
3 10 (3.73%) Internet
4 7 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (2.24%) DNS
5 6 (2.24%) VoIP
5 6 (2.24%) VPN
6 5 (1.87%) Intranet
6 5 (1.87%) NAS
6 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.87%) VLAN
7 4 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.49%) DHCP
7 4 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (1.49%) Wireless
8 3 (1.12%) LDAP
8 3 (1.12%) Skype
9 2 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.61%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.87%) GIS
4 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.12%) MySQL
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (2.99%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.12%) JIRA
2 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.75%) Selenium
3 2 (0.75%) Spock
3 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.37%) MSTest
4 1 (0.37%) NUnit
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.37%) TestPartner
4 1 (0.37%) webpack
General
1 34 (12.69%) Finance
2 4 (1.49%) Back Office
2 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.75%) Banking
3 2 (0.75%) Law
3 2 (0.75%) Marketing
4 1 (0.37%) Advertising
4 1 (0.37%) Billing
4 1 (0.37%) French Language
4 1 (0.37%) Legal
4 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.37%) Publishing
4 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (18.66%) Project Manager
2 48 (17.91%) Analyst
3 23 (8.58%) Developer
4 22 (8.21%) Architect
4 22 (8.21%) Business Analyst
5 14 (5.22%) Senior Manager
6 13 (4.85%) Consultant
7 12 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (4.48%) DBA
7 12 (4.48%) ICT Manager
7 12 (4.48%) ICT Project Manager
8 10 (3.73%) Programme Manager
8 10 (3.73%) Support Engineer
9 8 (2.99%) IT Manager
9 8 (2.99%) Network Engineer
9 8 (2.99%) Senior Project Manager
10 7 (2.61%) Business Manager
10 7 (2.61%) Procurement Manager
10 7 (2.61%) Project Analyst
10 7 (2.61%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.46%) CSS
2 18 (6.72%) HTML
3 11 (4.10%) .NET
4 7 (2.61%) Web Services
5 5 (1.87%) HTML5
6 4 (1.49%) jQuery
6 4 (1.49%) Middleware
7 3 (1.12%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.12%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.12%) RSS
7 3 (1.12%) XML
8 2 (0.75%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.75%) Ajax
8 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.75%) CSS3
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.75%) REST
8 2 (0.75%) SOAP
8 2 (0.75%) WCF
8 2 (0.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.72%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.34%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.36%) User Experience
5 7 (2.61%) Clustering
6 6 (2.24%) NHS
7 5 (1.87%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.87%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (1.87%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.49%) PKI
8 4 (1.49%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.12%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.12%) BYOD
9 3 (1.12%) CESG
9 3 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.12%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.30%) Windows
2 21 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 19 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (6.34%) Windows 7
5 14 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.36%) Unix
8 6 (2.24%) AIX
8 6 (2.24%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.87%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.49%) Linux
10 4 (1.49%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.12%) Android
11 3 (1.12%) Solaris
12 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.67%) PRINCE2
1 42 (15.67%) Project Management
2 39 (14.55%) ITIL
3 38 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (9.33%) Migration
5 19 (7.09%) Change Management
6 18 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (6.34%) ERP
8 16 (5.97%) CRM
9 15 (5.60%) Business Analysis
9 15 (5.60%) Risk Management
10 14 (5.22%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.48%) Coaching
11 12 (4.48%) Line Management
12 11 (4.10%) Service Design
13 10 (3.73%) Contract Management
13 10 (3.73%) People Management
13 10 (3.73%) Scrum
13 10 (3.73%) TOGAF
13 10 (3.73%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.58%) SQL
2 13 (4.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.61%) C#
4 3 (1.12%) PHP
4 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.75%) Groovy
5 2 (0.75%) Java
5 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.37%) C
6 1 (0.37%) PHP 5
6 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.60%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.36%) CCNA
5 9 (3.36%) MCP
6 8 (2.99%) ISEB
6 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.24%) MCSE
8 5 (1.87%) CCNP
8 5 (1.87%) Degree
9 4 (1.49%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.75%) CISSP
10 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.97%) QA
2 10 (3.73%) PMO
3 7 (2.61%) SLA
4 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.75%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.75%) WCAG
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.73%) vSphere
4 6 (2.24%) XenApp
5 3 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.75%) NFS
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (4.85%) SCCM
2 8 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (1.87%) SCOM
4 4 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.75%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.37%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.70%) Cisco
3 23 (8.58%) Oracle
3 23 (8.58%) VMware
4 16 (5.97%) Citrix
5 10 (3.73%) LANDesk
6 7 (2.61%) EMC
7 6 (2.24%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.24%) SAP
8 5 (1.87%) Juniper
8 5 (1.87%) Sophos
9 4 (1.49%) IBM
9 4 (1.49%) Intel Security
9 4 (1.49%) NetApp
10 3 (1.12%) Capita
10 3 (1.12%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.12%) Mitel
10 3 (1.12%) Northgate
10 3 (1.12%) Symantec
11 2 (0.75%) Meraki
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Spring Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Anglia
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
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Posted: 8 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
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Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Posted: 13 days ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Rate: £33,437 - £36,379
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AMS contingency
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