The matter keeps coming up, maybe it would be interesting to know, whilst all LAs should be paying to "national scale", some pay to the "hourly rate scale", others to a "day rate" scale, and the difference is about 16% in the pay packet. At M6, 28707 annual pay, day rate, earning 195 days would get 28707, hourly rate at 5.5 hours would get 24113 for the same work, a loss of 4593 on a theoretical whole year's day-to-day supply employment. At a 80% level of employment, the loss of earnings would be 3674 in a year. Maybe this might effect relocation choices. Much of the SW is/was hourly rate, I think these authorities still pay "hourly rate",(whilst some rare schools within may individually pay day rate): Gloucestershire Wiltshire Swindon Somerset Can the country be supply pay-mapped?