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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 137 102 109
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +7
Contract jobs citing Local Government 9 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.55% 0.59%
As % of the General category 1.06% 1.61% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 14
Median daily rate £465 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £316 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £415 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -9.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.21 £13.06 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+17.63% -30.90%
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
850 808 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.86% 33.91% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 508 339
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 57
Median hourly rate £21.50 £31.44 £33.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £15.00 £18.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 - 2 £470 -
Warwickshire -7 1 £400 +39.73%
Staffordshire -11 1 - -
Birmingham -14 1 £485 +7.77% 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) BPR
2 6 (28.57%) CRM
2 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) QlikView
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
6 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) MS Project
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (9.52%) Master Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.52%) MCTS
7 1 (4.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
7 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence

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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) VoIP
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) QlikView
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.76%) CRM Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Functional Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) HR Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) ICT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum Master
5 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) BPR
2 6 (28.57%) CRM
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Master Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.76%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (4.76%) Change Control
7 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) MCTS
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
2 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.76%) Juniper
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec