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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 58 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.52% 0.31%
As % of the General category 0.38% 1.65% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £526 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +9.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £31.53 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-45.31% +35.83%
Local Government
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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
260 243 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.28% 31.64% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 151 126
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 5
Average hourly rate £25.25 £30.00 £23.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.83% +29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £21.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BPC
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Business Systems Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BW Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft