The 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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
England / South West
Rank 123 129 138
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing Local Government 15 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the General category 1.68% 0.84% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Median daily rate £398 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £22.45 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.75% -10.20%

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

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
894 956 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.09% 32.55% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 660 676
Median daily rate £390 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -9.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 30
Median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.90 £22.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £57.00 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon 0 5 £400 +77.77%
Bristol +5 4 £600 - 2
Cornwall - 4 £250 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £113 - 2
Somerset - 1 £325 -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 5 (26.32%) Windows
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (21.05%) Driving Licence
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Office 365
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) MS Office
3 3 (15.79%) Symantec
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) ISO 14001
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
4 2 (10.53%) Alfresco
4 2 (10.53%) BPR
4 2 (10.53%) CSS
4 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.53%) TIBCO

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (10.53%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Spock
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Consultant
1 5 (26.32%) Procurement Consultant
1 5 (26.32%) Procurement Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) IT Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) IT Manager
3 3 (15.79%) IT Procurement Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Manager
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Procurement Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) ICT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) BPR
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) Contract Management
2 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (10.53%) SOA
2 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 1 (5.26%) Human Resource Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Management
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (5.26%) Kanban
3 1 (5.26%) Microservices
3 1 (5.26%) Project Governance
3 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 14001
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Symantec
2 2 (10.53%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Northgate
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) VMware