The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 24 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Local Government 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.14% - 0.76%
As % of the General category 3.85% - 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£283 - £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £18.14
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +73.95%
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 Midlands region.

General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
52 50 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.71% 33.33% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 47
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £875 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Local Government
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) PowerPivot
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) CIPFA
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) PowerPivot
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Change Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Change Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Research Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) NHS Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Change Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft