Period
to 18 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 169 174
Rank change year-on-year -31 +5 -18
Contract jobs citing Local Government 11 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.25% 0.50%
As % of the General category 0.93% 0.88% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 27
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £343 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.38% -21.09% +24.29%
10th Percentile £330 £286 £192
90th Percentile £538 £775 £535
England median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +4.87% +8.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £22.40
% change year-on-year +29.41% -24.11% +3.27%

Local Government is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,177 1,357 1,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.70% 28.01% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 834 1,060
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £281 £227 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 72 61
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.02 £30.31 £15.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.26% +89.56% -44.08%
10th Percentile £10.77 £13.70 £10.65
90th Percentile £42.88 £45.10 £40.30
England median hourly rate £24.11 £26.61 £23.68
% change year-on-year -9.38% +12.35% -5.28%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the West Midlands

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in the West Midlands

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in the West Midlands

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government 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 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wolverhampton - 7 £475 -
Birmingham +2 2 £475 - 3
Staffordshire -11 1 £200 -41.73%
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
2 8 (72.73%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) OOP
2 8 (72.73%) OO
2 8 (72.73%) CRM
2 8 (72.73%) Migration
2 8 (72.73%) Workflow
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (72.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (72.73%) Marketing
2 8 (72.73%) WCF
2 8 (72.73%) Problem Management
2 8 (72.73%) Data Migration
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (72.73%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (72.73%) Creative Thinking
3 7 (63.64%) Business Analysis
3 7 (63.64%) Project Management
4 5 (45.45%) Back Office
5 3 (27.27%) Office 365
6 2 (18.18%) Due Diligence
7 1 (9.09%) Electronics
7 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (9.09%) Finance
7 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing

Local Government
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (72.73%) Marketing
2 5 (45.45%) Back Office
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (27.27%) CRM Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Office 365 Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Head of IT
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
1 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
1 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
1 8 (72.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Creative Thinking
1 8 (72.73%) CRM
1 8 (72.73%) Data Migration
1 8 (72.73%) Migration
1 8 (72.73%) OO
1 8 (72.73%) OOP
1 8 (72.73%) Problem Management
1 8 (72.73%) Workflow
2 7 (63.64%) Business Analysis
2 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Due Diligence
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP