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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 136 133 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Local Government 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.83% 0.90% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate £325 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £348 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £515 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £314
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.97 £18.07 £25.04
% change year-on-year
+16.09% -27.85%
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
960 995 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.90% 31.38% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 653 544
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 35
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.69 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 3 £490 -1.01% 1
Devon -3 1 £225 -40.00%
Dorset - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) ITSM
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (13.33%) LINQ
3 2 (13.33%) SaaS
3 2 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Back Office
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (13.33%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) XSLT
3 2 (13.33%) PMP
3 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Exchequer
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HR
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (6.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Broadband
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) ISDN
1 1 (6.67%) PSTN
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (13.33%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Availability Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Capacity and Availability Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Capacity Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) HR Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Payroll Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) SAP Payroll Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Database Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) jQuery
1 2 (13.33%) LINQ
1 2 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) PMI
2 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) ITSM
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) BCP
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Process Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (13.33%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) Nortel
3 1 (6.67%) SAP