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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 134 129 104
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing Local Government 14 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.43% 0.18%
As % of the General category 1.25% 1.25% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 2
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£388 £475 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +104.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £375 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £13.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £21.23 £22.88
% change year-on-year
-18.79% -7.19%
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
1116 1121 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.91% 34.71% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 737 477
Average daily rate £400 £397 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% +1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £513 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 51 28
Average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +105.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £11.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.79 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Devon +1 7 £388 -22.50%
Dorset - 4 £433 -
Bristol -4 2 £330 -26.66%
Somerset - 1 - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 6 (25.00%) MS Project
2 6 (25.00%) CRM
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) PMP
3 5 (20.83%) PMI Certification
3 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle AGIS
5 3 (12.50%) Legal
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (8.33%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) Windows
6 2 (8.33%) Symantec
6 2 (8.33%) McAfee
7 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Project
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle AGIS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Project Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Architect
2 2 (8.33%) Developer
2 2 (8.33%) Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
3 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
3 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 6 (25.00%) CRM
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.17%) Data Management
6 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.17%) SWOT Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) PMP
1 5 (20.83%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Symantec
3 2 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (4.17%) OpenText
4 1 (4.17%) VMware