The first 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South Wales region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 52 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Local Government 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.54% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the General category 1.58% 0.70% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £323
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +35.31%
General Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
190 142 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 33.93% 43.96% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 98 95
Average daily rate £388 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Local Government
Wales

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
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 April 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 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) vCloud
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) MetaFrame
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) vCloud
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) HP