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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 133 120 141
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing Local Government 5 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.51% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.58% 1.62% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 7
Median daily rate £375 £363 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.06% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.42 £12.27 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.72% -
Local Government
England

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
858 988 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.53% 31.61% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 649 674
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 47 54
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.40 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £10.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%

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
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 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) XSLT
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Back Office
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) LINQ
3 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) PHP
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) PMP
5 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) SaaS
5 2 (15.38%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3

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 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Broadband
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) ISDN
1 1 (7.69%) PSTN
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (30.77%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Availability Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity and Availability Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) jQuery
1 4 (30.77%) LINQ
1 4 (30.77%) XML
1 4 (30.77%) XSLT
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Extraction
2 1 (7.69%) PMI
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
1 2 (15.38%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) Nortel