The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 West 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 136 114 134
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Contract jobs citing Local Government 8 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the General category 0.74% 1.09% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Average daily rate £405 £300 £202
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +48.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £207 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £576 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £323
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +35.31%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1088 823 1497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.85% 35.38% 41.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 561 987
Average daily rate £400 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 27 93
Average hourly rate £34.25 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £15.00 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £41.70 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Local Government
England

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -17 3 £140 - 4
Bristol - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
1 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Social Media
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) ISO 14001
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) HP

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Junior
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Web Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Junior Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Junior Web Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Social Media
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Service Management
1 2 (12.50%) Project Management
1 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
2 1 (6.25%) BPR
2 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Business Development
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 14001
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
1 1 (6.25%) Sophos
1 1 (6.25%) VMware