The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 53 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Local Government 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.48% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the General category 1.31% 0.46% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.37% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-46.64% +62.73%
Local Government
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
229 217 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.70% 35.57% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 133 66
Average daily rate £350 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £175 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.36% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £14.85 £32.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Local Government across the Birmingham region.

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) RMADS
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) CSS

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Web Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Payroll Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Service Performance Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Macromedia