The 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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 110 93 98
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing Local Government 15 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.83% 0.61%
As % of the General category 2.09% 2.51% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 6
Average daily rate £375 £500 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +69.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £388 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £575 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £13.06 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.97 £18.07 £25.04
% change year-on-year
+16.09% -27.85%
Local Government
England

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

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
718 716 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.67% 32.83% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 384 363
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 46
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.79 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% -10.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.44 £11.00 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +5 4 £300 -40.00%
Wolverhampton - 2 £394 - 2
Worcestershire +5 1 £425 -25.92%
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (24.00%) BPR
1 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (20.00%) QlikView
3 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Data Management
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Master Data Management
4 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (8.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (8.00%) Data Mapping
5 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (8.00%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) QlikView
2 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Business Change Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Planner
6 1 (4.00%) ERP Manager
6 1 (4.00%) ERP Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Programme Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Procurement Officer
6 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (24.00%) BPR
1 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Data Management
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Master Data Management
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 2 (8.00%) ERP
5 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) MCSE
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Brocade
3 1 (4.00%) VMware