The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 59 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Local Government 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.34% 0.46% -
As % of the General category 1.20% 1.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£318 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £9.94 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.21 £21.96
% change year-on-year
+18.48% +5.69%
Local Government
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

General Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
166 149 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.38% 34.17% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 117 111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £245 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £418 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.98 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.50 £10.92 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) MetaFrame
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) vCloud
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) XenServer
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) FileNet
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Struts
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSLT
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Java SE
1 1 (20.00%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenServer
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) vCloud
2 2 (40.00%) MetaFrame
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (40.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) IBM