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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 122 136 117
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing Local Government 18 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the General category 1.83% 0.75% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 5
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£363 £405 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.49% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £140 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £525 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.27 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
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
985 1061 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.35% 32.88% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 661 554
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 28
Average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 7 £475 -
Devon +1 5 £350 -30.00%
Gloucestershire -12 2 - - 1
Cornwall - 2 £350 -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (52.63%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Middleware
3 6 (31.58%) SOA
3 6 (31.58%) BPR
3 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (31.58%) Workflow
3 6 (31.58%) Information Management
3 6 (31.58%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (31.58%) Degree
3 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
3 6 (31.58%) Data Integration
3 6 (31.58%) Financial Modelling
4 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (21.05%) Procure-to-pay
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle AGIS
6 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.79%) MS Project
6 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (10.53%) Liferay
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS Project
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle AGIS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (10.53%) EDRMS
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) Spring
2 2 (10.53%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
1 6 (31.58%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) SOA
2 6 (31.58%) BPR
2 6 (31.58%) Workflow
2 6 (31.58%) Information Management
2 6 (31.58%) Systems Analysis
2 6 (31.58%) Financial Modelling
3 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 4 (21.05%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) ERP
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Change Control
7 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
2 2 (10.53%) Symantec
2 2 (10.53%) McAfee
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) F5