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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 126 104 123
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing Local Government 14 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the General category 1.27% 0.56% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
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£475 £233 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.30% -28.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £295 £349
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -15.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.76 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.76 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.76 £23.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.37 £22.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-15.34% +8.92%
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
1100 720 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 34.80% 32.54% 41.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 477 868
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 28 75
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.01 £43.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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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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 - 7 £500 -
Bristol -15 3 £450 +63.63% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £475 -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) Informatica
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Legal
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (10.53%) MS Project
6 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.26%) CCNA
7 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.26%) Business Objects

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Transformation Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) OBIEE Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Development Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2
2 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) ERP
4 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.26%) Information Management
6 1 (5.26%) Document Management
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Business Development
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) Workflow
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) BPR
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
1 3 (15.79%) Informatica
2 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.26%) ForgeRock
2 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft