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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 142 134 145
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing Local Government 3 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.099% 0.41% 0.17%
As % of the General category 0.35% 1.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Median daily rate £363 £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £355 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -11.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.42 £15.64 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.99% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £19.97 £31.53
% change year-on-year
+11.93% -36.66%
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
857 962 972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.42% 30.45% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 677 677
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 69 54
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.29 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £55.00 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

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 1 July 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 -1 1 £400 +10.34%
Dorset -9 1 - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (60.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) XSLT
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Back Office
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) LINQ
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) PHP
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) Data Extraction
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (20.00%) SaaS
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (20.00%) NHibernate

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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Broadband
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (40.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Commissioning Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) LINQ
1 4 (40.00%) XML
1 4 (40.00%) XSLT
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (20.00%) NHibernate
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PMP
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) VMware