The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 23 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Local Government 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.19% 0.75% 1.19%
As % of the General category 12.00% 3.23% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £250 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £8.89 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £23.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-21.31% +41.07%

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

General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
50 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.60% 23.31% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 15
Median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £538 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.42 £8.89 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +32.00%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Local Government
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Skype
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) ICT Manager
1 2 (33.33%) ICT Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Senior ICT Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Head of IT
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Service Management
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle