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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 91 93 99
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Local Government 19 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.56% 0.35%
As % of the General category 2.64% 1.73% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
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£381 £295 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -13.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £290 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £354 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.06 - £19.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-46.64% +62.73%
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
721 693 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.62% 32.07% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 372 237
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 60
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.10 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -4 3 £425 +30.76%
Coventry - - - - 1
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.00%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (16.67%) NHS
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Service Management
4 5 (16.67%) SCCM
5 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (13.33%) ITSM
5 4 (13.33%) Finance
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (13.33%) SLA
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 4 (13.33%) MCSE
5 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 4 (13.33%) MCP
5 4 (13.33%) MS Office
6 3 (10.00%) ERP
6 3 (10.00%) Change Management
6 3 (10.00%) BPR
6 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Agresso
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) LAN
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) OSPF
2 1 (3.33%) BGP
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Service Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Change Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Business Change Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Change Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Transformation Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
1 1 (3.33%) Ajax
1 1 (3.33%) HTML5
1 1 (3.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.33%) RMADS
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (16.67%) CRM
3 5 (16.67%) Project Management
3 5 (16.67%) Service Management
4 4 (13.33%) ITSM
4 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
4 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) BPR
5 3 (10.00%) ERP
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C#
1 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) MCP
2 4 (13.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) Capita
3 1 (3.33%) Macromedia
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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