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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 119 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Local Government 15 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.43% 0.64%
As % of the General category 1.85% 1.38% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 9
Median daily rate £330 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £257 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £418 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £8.89 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £25.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.30% +48.47%
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
810 800 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.64% 31.30% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 436 405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +12.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 36
Median hourly rate £19.25 £26.77 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.09% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £13.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-15.12% +10.00%

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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wolverhampton +5 4 £383 -7.27%
Solihull - 4 £160 -
Staffordshire 0 2 £250 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 5
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Project Management
5 5 (17.86%) CRM
5 5 (17.86%) Data Management
5 5 (17.86%) Migration
5 5 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (14.29%) Windows
6 4 (14.29%) MS Office
6 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 4 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (10.71%) Degree
7 3 (10.71%) NHS
7 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.71%) Solaris
7 3 (10.71%) Linux
7 3 (10.71%) Unix
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Capita
8 2 (7.14%) MCTS
8 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Finance
8 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
8 2 (7.14%) MS Project
8 2 (7.14%) .NET
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (7.14%) Computer Science

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 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Project Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 3 (10.71%) ICT Manager
4 3 (10.71%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior ICT Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Functional Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) HR Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) HTML5
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Solaris
2 3 (10.71%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Project Management
4 5 (17.86%) CRM
4 5 (17.86%) Data Management
4 5 (17.86%) Migration
5 4 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.57%) BPR
8 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
8 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
8 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.57%) Project Governance
8 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) MCTS
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Capita
3 1 (3.57%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.57%) VMware