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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 111 107 96
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Local Government 14 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.17% 0.41%
As % of the General category 1.81% 0.51% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
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£360 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £475 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.06 - £15.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.53 £21.29
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +62.17%
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
775 782 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.12% 33.45% 30.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 332 219
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 65
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.88%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
Staffordshire -8 5 £400 -
Warwickshire - 2 £430 -
Birmingham - 2 £363 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 16 (48.48%) ITIL
2 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 11 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 10 (30.30%) Windows
5 9 (27.27%) CRM
5 9 (27.27%) MS Office
5 9 (27.27%) Project Management
6 8 (24.24%) Citrix
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (21.21%) NHS
7 7 (21.21%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (21.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (21.21%) SCCM
8 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.18%) Service Management
8 6 (18.18%) ITSM
8 6 (18.18%) Scrum
8 6 (18.18%) SLA
8 6 (18.18%) MCP
8 6 (18.18%) MCSE
8 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 6 (18.18%) Programme Management
9 5 (15.15%) Coaching
10 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
10 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
10 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
11 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
11 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
11 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
11 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (21.21%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.06%) Lync
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (3.03%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.03%) SAP BPC
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) VoIP
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
1 1 (3.03%) DHCP
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.03%) MarkLogic
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Project Manager
3 7 (21.21%) Service Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Programme Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Transformation Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) J2EE
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) NHS
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.06%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) ITIL
2 11 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 9 (27.27%) Project Management
3 9 (27.27%) CRM
4 6 (18.18%) Service Management
4 6 (18.18%) ITSM
4 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
4 6 (18.18%) Programme Management
5 5 (15.15%) Coaching
6 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.06%) Information Security
8 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
8 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
9 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) XQuery
2 1 (3.03%) C
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.18%) MCP
2 6 (18.18%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Lotus
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (3.03%) i2
5 1 (3.03%) SAP