The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Government
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 - 64
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% - 0.40%
As % of the General category 0.56% - 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +22.69% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.28 £22.45 £31.25
% change year-on-year -14.13% -28.16%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 178 234 238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.62% 34.21% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 144 133
Median daily rate £400 £385 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Median hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £6.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +411.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Local Government as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in Birmingham

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Local Government in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in Birmingham

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Human Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (25.00%) Drupal
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Drupal Developer
1 1 (25.00%) HR Manager
1 1 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
1 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Human Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript