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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 90 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Local Government 18 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the General category 2.56% 1.98% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 5
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£450 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £290 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £373 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.06 £13.50 £9.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +37.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +62.73%
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
704 708 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.05% 33.46% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 373 209
Average daily rate £375 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 68
Average hourly rate £27.79 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.35% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £56.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham -1 4 £425 +30.76%
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
3 7 (26.92%) CRM
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) NHS
4 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (23.08%) MS Office
4 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
4 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (23.08%) SCCM
5 5 (19.23%) ITSM
5 5 (19.23%) Service Management
5 5 (19.23%) MCP
5 5 (19.23%) MCSE
5 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 5 (19.23%) Project Management
5 5 (19.23%) SLA
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 3 (11.54%) User Experience
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.69%) Change Management
7 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.85%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Help Desk Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Programme Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Business Change Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Change Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Business Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Change Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) NHS
2 3 (11.54%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
3 7 (26.92%) CRM
4 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) ITSM
5 5 (19.23%) Service Management
5 5 (19.23%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.69%) Change Management
8 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Migration
8 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (19.23%) MCP
2 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (3.85%) BMC
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) VMware