Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 579 554
Rank change year-on-year -30 -25 -31
Contract jobs citing Local Government 281 330 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the General category 0.69% 0.86% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 220 209
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -7.05%
10th Percentile £269 £205 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £378 £398
% change year-on-year +0.66% -5.03% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 61
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £22.40 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.41% +7.00% -16.26%
10th Percentile £14.10 £13.95 £12.50
90th Percentile £23.50 £29.83 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.19 £21.11 £20.94
% change year-on-year -23.32% +0.85% +14.62%

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

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 41003 38515 45033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.74% 36.53% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27141 25564 28613
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 937 1216
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.46% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.86 £47.50 £48.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +1.92% +13.04%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 15 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 259 £400 +6.67% 31
UK excluding London -21 167 £380 +0.66% 22
London -25 112 £400 +6.67% 10
North of England +62 52 £315 -16.56% 9
North West +2 38 £300 -22.58% 3
South East -12 30 £500 +11.11% 3
East of England -36 23 £400 +42.86% 3
South West +19 21 £338 +12.50% 1
Midlands +12 21 £378 -12.03% 5
Scotland -7 15 £450 -25.00%
West Midlands +16 14 £315 -29.61% 2
Yorkshire +24 12 £488 +98.98% 5
Wales +14 5 £600 +179.07% 1
East Midlands -6 5 £500 +21.21% 3
North East +69 2 £625 +66.67% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 61 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (17.08%) Project Management
2 48 (17.08%) Finance
3 45 (16.01%) SQL
4 41 (14.59%) PRINCE2
5 38 (13.52%) Microsoft
6 30 (10.68%) SQL Server
7 29 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (8.90%) Change Management
9 24 (8.54%) Migration
9 24 (8.54%) ITIL
10 21 (7.47%) Windows
10 21 (7.47%) CRM
11 20 (7.12%) Oracle
12 18 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (6.05%) .NET
13 17 (6.05%) ERP
13 17 (6.05%) Citrix
13 17 (6.05%) Active Directory
13 17 (6.05%) Back Office
13 17 (6.05%) TOGAF
14 16 (5.69%) Security Cleared
14 16 (5.69%) Scrum
14 16 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (5.34%) Business Analysis
15 15 (5.34%) Degree
15 15 (5.34%) Dynamics 365
16 14 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (4.98%) Unit4 Business World
16 14 (4.98%) Service Delivery

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 13 (4.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.49%) CMS
3 7 (2.49%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.07%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.71%) Apache
6 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.71%) IIS
6 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) Confluence
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) Jetty
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) SPSS
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (4.98%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (3.20%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.07%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.71%) HFM
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.34%) Dynamics 365
2 14 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.63%) Office 365
4 9 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.07%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.71%) PaaS
6 2 (0.71%) Yammer
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.36%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Route 53
7 1 (0.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Slack
7 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.36%) Taleo
7 1 (0.36%) Trello
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.20%) ATM
2 7 (2.49%) DNS
2 7 (2.49%) SAN
3 5 (1.78%) DHCP
3 5 (1.78%) Firewall
3 5 (1.78%) SMS
4 4 (1.42%) NAS
5 3 (1.07%) Intranet
5 3 (1.07%) Skype
5 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.71%) Broadband
6 2 (0.71%) Internet
6 2 (0.71%) LAN
6 2 (0.71%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.71%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.71%) VPN
6 2 (0.71%) WAN
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (3.56%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.85%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.14%) Amazon QuickSight
5 5 (1.78%) GIS
5 5 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.42%) EDRMS
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.42%) QGIS
6 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.07%) QlikView
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (3.91%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.07%) Toad
5 2 (0.71%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.71%) JIRA
5 2 (0.71%) Liquibase
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.36%) GitLab
6 1 (0.36%) Maven
6 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 48 (17.08%) Finance
2 17 (6.05%) Back Office
3 8 (2.85%) Legal
4 7 (2.49%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.14%) Law
5 6 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.42%) Electronics
6 4 (1.42%) Marketing
7 3 (1.07%) Front Office
7 3 (1.07%) Retail
8 2 (0.71%) Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (14.95%) Project Manager
2 39 (13.88%) Analyst
3 34 (12.10%) Architect
4 29 (10.32%) Developer
5 26 (9.25%) Programme Manager
6 24 (8.54%) Business Analyst
7 16 (5.69%) Consultant
7 16 (5.69%) Enterprise Architect
8 14 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.20%) Microsoft Developer
10 8 (2.85%) Senior Manager
11 7 (2.49%) Business Manager
11 7 (2.49%) DBA
11 7 (2.49%) Head of Projects
11 7 (2.49%) ICT Manager
11 7 (2.49%) Report Analyst
11 7 (2.49%) SQL Analyst
11 7 (2.49%) SQL Reporting Analyst
12 6 (2.14%) Senior Project Manager
12 6 (2.14%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.05%) .NET
2 12 (4.27%) HTML
3 11 (3.91%) XML
4 7 (2.49%) CSS
5 6 (2.14%) JSON
6 5 (1.78%) REST
6 5 (1.78%) Web Services
7 4 (1.42%) jQuery
7 4 (1.42%) SOAP
8 3 (1.07%) Ajax
8 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (1.07%) Middleware
8 3 (1.07%) WCF
8 3 (1.07%) XSL
9 2 (0.71%) Dropwizard
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (0.71%) XHTML
10 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.36%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.20%) CCTV
3 9 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.49%) User Experience
5 6 (2.14%) PKI
6 5 (1.78%) Clustering
6 5 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.42%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (1.42%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.42%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.42%) Freedom of Information Act
7 4 (1.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (1.07%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.07%) LLPG
8 3 (1.07%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.07%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.71%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.47%) Windows
2 10 (3.56%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.20%) Windows 7
4 8 (2.85%) Linux
5 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.78%) Unix
7 4 (1.42%) Solaris
7 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.07%) AIX
8 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.71%) MVS
9 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (17.08%) Project Management
3 41 (14.59%) PRINCE2
4 29 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (8.90%) Change Management
6 24 (8.54%) ITIL
6 24 (8.54%) Migration
7 21 (7.47%) CRM
8 17 (6.05%) ERP
8 17 (6.05%) TOGAF
9 16 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (5.69%) Scrum
10 15 (5.34%) Business Analysis
11 14 (4.98%) Service Delivery
12 13 (4.63%) Business Transformation
12 13 (4.63%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (4.63%) IT Strategy
12 13 (4.63%) Programme Management
12 13 (4.63%) User Stories
13 11 (3.91%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.01%) SQL
2 12 (4.27%) JavaScript
3 10 (3.56%) Java
4 8 (2.85%) X++
5 7 (2.49%) C
6 6 (2.14%) VBA
7 4 (1.42%) PHP
8 3 (1.07%) Python
9 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.71%) R
10 1 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.36%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) Scala
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.34%) Degree
3 13 (4.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.85%) MCSA
7 6 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.78%) MCITP
9 4 (1.42%) MCSE
9 4 (1.42%) PMP
10 3 (1.07%) CCA
10 3 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.07%) MCP
11 2 (0.71%) CIPD
11 2 (0.71%) HND
12 1 (0.36%) APMP
12 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.36%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.56%) PMO
2 9 (3.20%) GDPR
3 6 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.14%) QA
4 5 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.07%) BS7666
5 3 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.36%) PSD2
7 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.49%) XenApp
3 6 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.14%) vSphere
4 4 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.07%) Docker
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.91%) SCCM
2 9 (3.20%) SCOM
3 8 (2.85%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.42%) Ansible
5 4 (1.42%) Puppet
5 4 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.36%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.36%) SELinux
7 1 (0.36%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.36%) Terraform
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (13.52%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.12%) Oracle
3 17 (6.05%) Citrix
4 12 (4.27%) VMware
5 8 (2.85%) Capita
5 8 (2.85%) Northgate
6 7 (2.49%) Cisco
7 5 (1.78%) SAP
8 4 (1.42%) Dell
8 4 (1.42%) EMC
8 4 (1.42%) RedGate
9 3 (1.07%) Juniper
9 3 (1.07%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.71%) Avaya
10 2 (0.71%) BT
10 2 (0.71%) HP
10 2 (0.71%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.71%) Informatica
10 2 (0.71%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.71%) Symantec