The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 112 94 89
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing Local Government 6 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the General category 0.78% 1.66% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate £431 £285 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.31% -8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £214 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £323
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.31 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +35.31%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
772 541 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.46% 29.53% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 236 342
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £184 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 71 51
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.08% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £15.31 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Local Government
England

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
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Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) UML
4 4 (21.05%) MS Access
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) BPR
4 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
4 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.79%) Validation
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (15.79%) NHS
6 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (10.53%) Law
6 2 (10.53%) Legal
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) Capita
6 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
7 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Media

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.53%) Law
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle HR Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Web Editor
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
1 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
2 4 (21.05%) UML
2 4 (21.05%) BPR
2 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
2 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) BPMN
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Content Management
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Capita
3 1 (5.26%) Thunderhead
3 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.26%) Kofax
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee