Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 316 453 511
Rank change year-on-year +137 +58 -70
Contract jobs citing Local Government 279 460 433
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.49% 0.42%
As % of the General category 1.77% 1.24% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 306 275
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £250 £264
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £420 £387
% change year-on-year -3.57% +8.46% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 48
Median hourly rate £21.12 £18.75 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.65% -16.37% +14.97%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.86 £14.18
90th Percentile £45.50 £36.11 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £17.26 £19.79
% change year-on-year +11.87% -12.79% +17.21%

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 15,782 36,963 42,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.73% 39.73% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,952 23,849 27,504
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £288
90th Percentile £703 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 985 1,117
Median hourly rate £26.87 £22.93 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.18% +4.70% +1.86%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.50 £11.61
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.57 £23.55 £19.84
% change year-on-year -8.39% +18.70% -7.89%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Local Government.

Daily rate trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Local Government over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Local Government.

Hourly rate trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Local Government over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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 +132 268 £400 - 79
London +145 163 £388 -3.13% 23
UK excluding London +91 114 £405 -3.57% 61
South East +130 35 £400 -5.88% 14
North of England +75 27 £350 - 19
North West +65 22 £363 +6.62% 7
Work from Home +9 21 £388 -10.66% 8
East of England +71 18 £405 +1.25% 3
South West +37 15 £413 -5.71% 9
Midlands +57 10 £450 +18.42% 10
Scotland +62 6 £500 +66.67% 2
West Midlands +46 6 £450 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire +55 4 - - 9
East Midlands +59 3 £450 +109.48% 4
Wales - 3 £450 - 4
North East +35 1 £350 -31.17% 3

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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.

1 125 (44.80%) Public Sector
2 55 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (14.70%) Migration
4 38 (13.62%) SQL
5 36 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 34 (12.19%) Azure
7 33 (11.83%) Project Management
8 30 (10.75%) SQL Server
9 29 (10.39%) Windows
9 29 (10.39%) Project Delivery
10 27 (9.68%) CRM
11 26 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (8.96%) NHS
13 24 (8.60%) Microsoft Excel
13 24 (8.60%) PRINCE2
13 24 (8.60%) Oracle
14 22 (7.89%) SCCM
15 21 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
16 20 (7.17%) Active Directory
16 20 (7.17%) Finance
17 19 (6.81%) Data Migration
17 19 (6.81%) Security Cleared
17 19 (6.81%) Dynamics CRM
18 18 (6.45%) ITIL
18 18 (6.45%) SharePoint
19 17 (6.09%) Asset Management
20 16 (5.73%) Degree
20 16 (5.73%) Data Protection
20 16 (5.73%) Office 365
20 16 (5.73%) User Experience

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 18 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.51%) ArcGIS
3 6 (2.15%) IIS
4 5 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.79%) CMS
5 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.43%) SAS
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (8.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.08%) SPSS
4 2 (0.72%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (6.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.51%) Northgate Housing
3 6 (2.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle iSupplier
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.72%) ContrOCC
7 1 (0.36%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.36%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 1 (0.36%) iTrent
7 1 (0.36%) OPENContractor
7 1 (0.36%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.19%) Azure
2 16 (5.73%) Office 365
3 13 (4.66%) Power Platform
4 12 (4.30%) AWS
5 10 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.08%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.08%) Serverless
7 2 (0.72%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.72%) SaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.36%) GCP
8 1 (0.36%) IaaS
8 1 (0.36%) PaaS
8 1 (0.36%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.23%) WAN
2 8 (2.87%) LAN
3 7 (2.51%) SAN
4 6 (2.15%) Intranet
5 4 (1.43%) DHCP
5 4 (1.43%) DNS
5 4 (1.43%) Firewall
5 4 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (1.08%) DMZ
6 3 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (1.08%) Skype
6 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.08%) VLAN
7 2 (0.72%) NAS
7 2 (0.72%) Softphone
7 2 (0.72%) VoIP
7 2 (0.72%) VSAN
8 1 (0.36%) HTTP
8 1 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.30%) Power BI
3 10 (3.58%) GIS
4 7 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.15%) MySQL
6 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.43%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.72%) Big Data
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.36%) QGIS
10 1 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.36%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.36%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.72%) JIRA
3 2 (0.72%) RStudio
4 1 (0.36%) Buildbot
4 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.36%) Hudson
4 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.36%) MSI
4 1 (0.36%) PVCS
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
4 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 125 (44.80%) Public Sector
2 20 (7.17%) Finance
3 7 (2.51%) Legal
3 7 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.15%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.43%) Back Office
6 3 (1.08%) Housing Association
6 3 (1.08%) Marketing
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Social Housing
8 1 (0.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Police
8 1 (0.36%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 50 (17.92%) Project Manager
2 29 (10.39%) Analyst
3 23 (8.24%) Developer
4 16 (5.73%) Consultant
4 16 (5.73%) Programme Manager
5 9 (3.23%) Architect
5 9 (3.23%) ICT Manager
6 8 (2.87%) Business Analyst
6 8 (2.87%) Digital Project Manager
7 7 (2.51%) Data Analyst
7 7 (2.51%) Migration Manager
7 7 (2.51%) Senior Manager
7 7 (2.51%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (2.15%) Data Migration Specialist
8 6 (2.15%) Desktop Support
8 6 (2.15%) IT Manager
8 6 (2.15%) Migration Specialist
8 6 (2.15%) Salesforce Developer
8 6 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (2.15%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.23%) HTML
2 8 (2.87%) Web Services
3 7 (2.51%) .NET
4 6 (2.15%) CSS
4 6 (2.15%) Visualforce
5 5 (1.79%) J2EE
6 3 (1.08%) HTML5
6 3 (1.08%) Sass
6 3 (1.08%) XML
7 2 (0.72%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.72%) jQuery
7 2 (0.72%) RESTful
7 2 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.36%) Ajax
8 1 (0.36%) CSS3
8 1 (0.36%) Middleware
8 1 (0.36%) React
8 1 (0.36%) REST
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.36%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.96%) NHS
2 16 (5.73%) User Experience
3 14 (5.02%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.43%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.72%) Blog
8 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.72%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.72%) Photography
8 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.39%) Windows
2 15 (5.38%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.87%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.79%) Unix
4 5 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.70%) Migration
3 33 (11.83%) Project Management
4 29 (10.39%) Project Delivery
5 27 (9.68%) CRM
6 26 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (8.60%) PRINCE2
8 19 (6.81%) Data Migration
9 18 (6.45%) ITIL
10 17 (6.09%) Asset Management
11 16 (5.73%) Data Protection
11 16 (5.73%) Service Design
12 15 (5.38%) Programme Management
12 15 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (5.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 13 (4.66%) Data Cleansing
15 12 (4.30%) Business Analysis
15 12 (4.30%) Data Management
16 11 (3.94%) ERP
17 10 (3.58%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.62%) SQL
2 14 (5.02%) Java
3 13 (4.66%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.58%) Python
5 6 (2.15%) Apex Code
6 4 (1.43%) C#
6 4 (1.43%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.08%) R
7 3 (1.08%) VBA
8 2 (0.72%) PHP
8 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.36%) Ruby
9 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.73%) Degree
3 13 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.43%) CISSP
6 3 (1.08%) CISM
6 3 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.72%) CCAB
7 2 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.72%) CIMA
8 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.36%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.36%) MySQL Certification
8 1 (0.36%) PMP
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.36%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.58%) GDPR
2 8 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.15%) PMO
4 4 (1.43%) SLA
5 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.72%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.72%) NCSC
6 2 (0.72%) QA
6 2 (0.72%) RMADS
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.36%) NIST
7 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (7.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (2.15%) XenApp
4 5 (1.79%) vSphere
5 4 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.43%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.72%) Docker
6 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (7.89%) SCCM
2 8 (2.87%) SCOM
3 5 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.79%) Terraform
3 5 (1.79%) vRealize
4 4 (1.43%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.72%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.60%) Oracle
3 13 (4.66%) Northgate
3 13 (4.66%) SAP
3 13 (4.66%) VMware
4 7 (2.51%) Citrix
5 6 (2.15%) EMC
5 6 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.79%) Cisco
6 5 (1.79%) Dell
6 5 (1.79%) Liquidlogic
7 4 (1.43%) Ivanti
7 4 (1.43%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.43%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.08%) Avaya
8 3 (1.08%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.08%) NetApp
8 3 (1.08%) Tableau
9 2 (0.72%) Civica
9 2 (0.72%) Mitel