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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 110 101 96
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Local Government 12 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.47% 0.69%
As % of the General category 1.57% 1.64% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
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£356 £150 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -52.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £100 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £369 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £360
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.11 £24.06
% change year-on-year
+5.34% +8.52%
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
764 609 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.88% 28.81% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 299 329
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 39 49
Average hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £12.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -27.58%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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
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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 -7 4 £526 +9.63% 4
Coventry - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) BPR
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (17.65%) ERP
3 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) RMADS
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) PowerPivot
4 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
4 2 (11.76%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (11.76%) User Experience
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) OSPF
1 1 (5.88%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Business Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Project Officer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Change Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) Ajax
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
1 1 (5.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) RMADS
1 2 (11.76%) Open Source
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) ERP
2 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
2 3 (17.65%) BPR
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
3 2 (11.76%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) BPMN
4 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Information Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Macromedia
2 1 (5.88%) Capita