Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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 (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 416 542 463
Rank change year-on-year +126 -79 -62
Contract jobs citing Local Government 447 384 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the General category 1.40% 0.93% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 225 298
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £200 £280 £249
90th Percentile £560 £575 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -1.41% +8.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 55 32
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +12.84%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £35.00 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £16.15 £14.20
% change year-on-year +7.93% +13.73% -0.63%

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 32,018 41,322 44,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.20% 40.01% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,509 26,897 29,309
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.44% +1.92%
10th Percentile £281 £298 £270
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1,111 1,087
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -2.27% +6.43%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.88 £11.29
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.16 £21.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -6.23% +4.88%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 16 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 19 November 2019. 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 +124 431 £400 -4.76% 184
UK excluding London +77 256 £400 -1.41% 155
London +101 183 £400 -11.11% 46
North of England +9 66 £333 -16.88% 51
South East +83 65 £400 +6.67% 31
South West +7 46 £470 +34.29% 25
Midlands +62 44 £285 -40.00% 19
North West -14 44 £320 -9.86% 25
West Midlands +48 37 £240 -46.67% 11
East of England +28 26 £425 - 12
Yorkshire +31 21 £450 +9.09% 23
East Midlands +23 6 £210 -61.82% 8
Scotland +19 6 £400 -15.79% 9
Channel Islands -4 3 £385 -45.00%
North East +16 1 £495 +10.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Local Government.

1 159 (35.57%) Public Sector
2 85 (19.02%) Windows
3 62 (13.87%) Migration
3 62 (13.87%) Microsoft
4 61 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (11.41%) Project Management
5 51 (11.41%) Active Directory
6 50 (11.19%) Finance
7 49 (10.96%) Azure
8 48 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (9.62%) Windows 10
10 42 (9.40%) Office 365
11 38 (8.50%) SQL
12 35 (7.83%) ITIL
12 35 (7.83%) Telecoms
13 33 (7.38%) PRINCE2
13 33 (7.38%) SCCM
14 32 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (6.94%) Project Delivery
16 30 (6.71%) Data Centre
16 30 (6.71%) Windows Server
17 27 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
17 27 (6.04%) SQL Server
18 26 (5.82%) C
18 26 (5.82%) Security Cleared
19 24 (5.37%) SharePoint
19 24 (5.37%) Scrum
19 24 (5.37%) Problem-Solving
19 24 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 23 (5.15%) 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 24 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.25%) Skype for Business
3 17 (3.80%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.91%) CMS
4 13 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.89%) Apache
5 4 (0.89%) Confluence
5 4 (0.89%) Jadu
6 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.45%) SAS
7 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.22%) Drupal
8 1 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) Kentico
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.22%) SPSS
8 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.89%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.67%) Academy Housing
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.45%) ContrOCC
5 2 (0.45%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.45%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.22%) iTrent
6 1 (0.22%) OPENContractor
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.96%) Azure
2 42 (9.40%) Office 365
3 19 (4.25%) Power Platform
4 8 (1.79%) Azure Functions
4 8 (1.79%) Serverless
5 6 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.34%) SaaS
6 5 (1.12%) AWS
6 5 (1.12%) IaaS
6 5 (1.12%) PaaS
7 3 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.67%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.45%) G Suite
8 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.45%) Trello
9 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.03%) LAN
2 17 (3.80%) WAN
3 13 (2.91%) DNS
3 13 (2.91%) Firewall
4 10 (2.24%) Skype
5 9 (2.01%) DHCP
6 8 (1.79%) Internet
6 8 (1.79%) PBX
6 8 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.79%) Wireless
7 6 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (1.34%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (1.34%) Softphone
7 6 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.12%) Intranet
8 5 (1.12%) VoIP
9 4 (0.89%) GPON
9 4 (0.89%) Network Security
10 3 (0.67%) PABX
10 3 (0.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.25%) Power BI
3 10 (2.24%) GIS
4 9 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.89%) SQLite
8 4 (0.89%) SSDT
9 3 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.67%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.67%) QGIS
10 2 (0.45%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.45%) EDMS
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.45%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (3.80%) JIRA
2 5 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.89%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.22%) git-flow
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.22%) JMeter
4 1 (0.22%) JUnit
4 1 (0.22%) RStudio
4 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 159 (35.57%) Public Sector
2 50 (11.19%) Finance
3 35 (7.83%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.46%) Marketing
5 8 (1.79%) Publishing
6 7 (1.57%) Law
7 6 (1.34%) Housing Association
8 5 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.12%) Legal
9 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.89%) Retail
10 3 (0.67%) Billing
10 3 (0.67%) Electronics
10 3 (0.67%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.45%) Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (18.79%) Analyst
2 58 (12.98%) Project Manager
3 33 (7.38%) Business Analyst
4 29 (6.49%) Developer
5 24 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (5.15%) Architect
7 21 (4.70%) IT Manager
8 20 (4.47%) Consultant
9 17 (3.80%) IT Project Manager
10 12 (2.68%) Support Engineer
10 12 (2.68%) Systems Analyst
11 11 (2.46%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
13 9 (2.01%) 1st Line Support
14 8 (1.79%) Coordinator
14 8 (1.79%) Data Analyst
14 8 (1.79%) Rollout Engineer
14 8 (1.79%) Service Analyst
14 8 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (1.79%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.68%) .NET
2 8 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (1.57%) CSS
3 7 (1.57%) HTML
3 7 (1.57%) XML
4 6 (1.34%) REST
5 5 (1.12%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.12%) Web Services
6 4 (0.89%) Dagger
6 4 (0.89%) jQuery
6 4 (0.89%) RESTful
6 4 (0.89%) Retrofit
6 4 (0.89%) RxJava
7 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.67%) PySpark
7 3 (0.67%) Swagger
8 2 (0.45%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.45%) JSON
8 2 (0.45%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.71%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.03%) NHS
4 16 (3.58%) Driving Licence
5 15 (3.36%) PKI
6 14 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.68%) e-Learning
8 11 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.24%) User Experience
10 9 (2.01%) Fat Client
10 9 (2.01%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.57%) Social Media
12 6 (1.34%) Freedom of Information
13 4 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.67%) LLPG
14 3 (0.67%) Replication
14 3 (0.67%) Smart Meter
15 2 (0.45%) PMI
15 2 (0.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 85 (19.02%) Windows
2 43 (9.62%) Windows 10
3 30 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.80%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.01%) Android
7 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.67%) Unix
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.87%) Migration
2 61 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (11.41%) Project Management
4 48 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (7.83%) ITIL
6 33 (7.38%) PRINCE2
7 31 (6.94%) Project Delivery
8 24 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 24 (5.37%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (5.37%) Scrum
9 22 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (4.70%) Business Analysis
10 21 (4.70%) Change Management
11 19 (4.25%) Visualisation
12 18 (4.03%) ERP
13 17 (3.80%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.58%) Decision-Making
15 15 (3.36%) Analytics
15 15 (3.36%) Customer Requirements
15 15 (3.36%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.50%) SQL
2 26 (5.82%) C
3 13 (2.91%) C#
4 10 (2.24%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.57%) Java
6 6 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.34%) Python
6 6 (1.34%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (0.89%) Kotlin
9 3 (0.67%) R
9 3 (0.67%) U-SQL
10 2 (0.45%) VBA
11 1 (0.22%) VB
11 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.15%) Degree
3 18 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.79%) CCNA
4 8 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.89%) MCSE
7 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.67%) ISEB
8 3 (0.67%) PMP
8 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.45%) ACCA
9 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.22%) CCA
10 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.47%) PMO
2 13 (2.91%) GDPR
3 12 (2.68%) QA
4 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.12%) SLA
5 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 51 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.80%) XenApp
3 10 (2.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 7 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (7.38%) SCCM
2 10 (2.24%) SCOM
3 6 (1.34%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.67%) Nessus
5 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.15%) Citrix
3 18 (4.03%) Cisco
4 17 (3.80%) Oracle
5 15 (3.36%) McAfee
5 15 (3.36%) Northgate
6 11 (2.46%) Ivanti
6 11 (2.46%) VMware
7 10 (2.24%) CheckPoint
7 10 (2.24%) SAP
8 9 (2.01%) Civica
8 9 (2.01%) Liquidlogic
8 9 (2.01%) Palo Alto
9 7 (1.57%) Arqiva
9 7 (1.57%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.57%) Capita
9 7 (1.57%) Virgin Media
10 6 (1.34%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.12%) Avaya
11 5 (1.12%) CA