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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
England / West Midlands
Rank 105 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Local Government 18 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.64% 0.88%
As % of the General category 2.43% 2.25% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 10
Median daily rate £250 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £8.89 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.28 £23.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-27.24% +41.07%

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
742 668 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.80% 28.45% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 371 390
Median daily rate £413 £420 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 40
Median hourly rate £22.75 £21.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.81% -25.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.80 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +34.00%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +5 6 £250 -
Solihull - 4 £160 -
Birmingham - 3 £173 - 3
Wolverhampton +5 2 £436 +5.75%
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 10 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 8 (26.67%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (16.67%) MS Office
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 5 (16.67%) Data Management
5 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) Windows
5 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (10.00%) NHS
6 3 (10.00%) Solaris
6 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 3 (10.00%) CRM
6 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (10.00%) Unix
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (10.00%) Capita
6 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.00%) Finance
7 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) .NET
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Data Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Programme Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) ICT Manager
3 3 (10.00%) ICT Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) DBA
4 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Senior ICT Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Process Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Project Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Solaris
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 8 (26.67%) Project Management
3 5 (16.67%) Data Management
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) CRM
5 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.67%) Coaching
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Capita
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) VMware