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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 105 105 89
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Local Government 11 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.57% 0.65%
As % of the General category 1.32% 1.96% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 8
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£400 £325 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +225.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.82% +11.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.06 - £16.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.94 £23.86 £22.54
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +5.83%
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
832 716 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.61% 29.24% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 346 282
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 51
Average hourly rate £31.44 £33.55 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +31.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £18.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Staffordshire -1 7 £400 +128.57%
Warwickshire +2 1 £213 -60.82%
Birmingham -1 1 £450 -0.55% 2
Solihull - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (46.15%) PRINCE2
2 10 (38.46%) MS Project
3 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
3 9 (34.62%) Supplier Management
3 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (30.77%) PABX
4 8 (30.77%) Coaching
4 8 (30.77%) VoIP
5 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (26.92%) Project Management
5 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
6 5 (19.23%) MS Office
7 4 (15.38%) WAN
7 4 (15.38%) LAN
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) Citrix
8 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
8 3 (11.54%) Windows
8 3 (11.54%) CRM
8 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
8 3 (11.54%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle
8 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (7.69%) Workflow
9 2 (7.69%) Oracle HRMS
9 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 2 (7.69%) Information Security
9 2 (7.69%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.69%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) Moodle
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Project
2 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
3 5 (19.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.85%) SAP BPC
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) VoIP
1 8 (30.77%) PABX
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 4 (15.38%) LAN
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.85%) MarkLogic
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Project Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Service Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Network Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Network Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Trainer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) J2EE
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (3.85%) Learning Management System
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) PRINCE2
2 9 (34.62%) Supplier Management
2 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 8 (30.77%) Coaching
4 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
4 7 (26.92%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) CRM
5 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
6 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) ITSM
6 2 (7.69%) Workflow
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Data Security
7 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) XQuery
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) MCP
1 2 (7.69%) MCSE
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Lotus
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) Google
5 1 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) i2