Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Government
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 194 198
Rank change year-on-year +19 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing Local Government 21 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.16% 0.34%
As % of the General category 1.09% 0.52% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 16
South West median daily rate £338 £300 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -21.31% -19.74%
10th Percentile £256 £121 £263
90th Percentile £475 £400 £489
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.50 £23.45 £20.94
% change year-on-year -21.09% +11.99% -16.26%

Local Government is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1918 1733 2030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.83% 30.20% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1242 1381
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £263
90th Percentile £573 £562 £533
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 93 121
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.13% +44.70%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.30 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.88 £49.65 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the South West

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Local Government in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in the South West

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in the South West

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon +4 8 £331 -17.19% 1
Bristol 0 6 £325 +62.50%
Cornwall - 4 £300 -
Somerset -4 2 £335 -4.29%
Dorset - 1 £475 -
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2
2 7 (33.33%) PMO
3 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Dependency Management
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
6 3 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
6 3 (14.29%) Ajax
6 3 (14.29%) Web Development
6 3 (14.29%) HTML
6 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) XSL
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) Finance
7 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
7 2 (9.52%) QA

Local Government
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) PMO Officer
2 4 (19.05%) Project Officer
2 4 (19.05%) Project Support Officer
2 4 (19.05%) Support Officer
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Head of PMO
4 2 (9.52%) Planning Manager
4 2 (9.52%) PMO Manager
4 2 (9.52%) PMO Planning Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Planning Manager
5 1 (4.76%) ICT Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) ICT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) ICT Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) Ajax
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) XML
1 3 (14.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
2 5 (23.81%) Dependency Management
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) User Stories
4 3 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) BPR
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) PMO
2 2 (9.52%) QA
3 1 (4.76%) ISO 14001
3 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Capita