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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 139 132
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 13 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.067% 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.51% 0.23% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 7
Median daily rate £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £361
% change year-on-year +50.00% -16.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £11.42 £12.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £22.35 £20.94
% change year-on-year -24.47% +6.75%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 863 858 937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 32.24% 28.79% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 612 645
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 70
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.35 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £47.80 £47.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Local Government as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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 - 8 £419 -
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Cornwall - 2 £300 -
Somerset - 1 £300 - 1
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (15.63%) Finance
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) CSS
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Kanban
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 3 (9.38%) Contract Management
6 3 (9.38%) PMO
6 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
6 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 3 (9.38%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.38%) HTML
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (6.25%) SQL
7 2 (6.25%) .NET
7 2 (6.25%) XML
7 2 (6.25%) XSL
7 2 (6.25%) SOA
7 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
7 2 (6.25%) Middleware

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Spock
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) Project Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Procurement Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Procurement Manager
4 4 (12.50%) ICT Manager
4 4 (12.50%) ICT Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Senior ICT Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) IT Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.38%) IT Procurement Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Procurement Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.25%) PMO Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) CSS
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) Ajax
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (6.25%) Middleware
3 2 (6.25%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) XSL
4 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) Dojo
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
2 5 (15.63%) Project Management
3 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Kanban
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Contract Management
4 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.25%) Information Management
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Pair Programming
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) SOA
5 2 (6.25%) TDD
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Web Development
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) Groovy
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) ISEB
4 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.25%) PMP
5 1 (3.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) PMO
2 2 (6.25%) ISO 14001
2 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) ClickSoftware Technologies
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
2 1 (3.13%) Capita
2 1 (3.13%) Northgate
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Symantec