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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 144 115 117
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +2
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the General category 0.095% 1.07% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
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£363 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-46.64% +62.73%
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
1052 749 946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.95% 31.71% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 530 603
Average daily rate £418 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 26 56
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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
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 19 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - - 2
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (26.67%) ERP
4 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Legal
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) Informatica
5 3 (20.00%) ETL
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
6 2 (13.33%) Middleware
6 2 (13.33%) BPR
6 2 (13.33%) MS Project
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Information Management
6 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (6.67%) Liferay
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.67%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Transformation Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) OBIEE Developer
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) ERP
3 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) BPR
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Information Management
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 14001
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) Informatica
2 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) ForgeRock