Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 154 168
Rank change year-on-year -21 +14 -24
Contract jobs citing Local Government 6 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.64% 0.51%
As % of the General category 0.47% 2.13% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 28 23
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £306 £160 £170
90th Percentile £342 £464 £438
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £8.89
England median hourly rate £18.61 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.07% -15.56% +5.26%

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 1,289 1,410 1,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.02% 30.17% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 842 817
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £251 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 64 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.58% +7.50% -30.29%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.33 £12.25
90th Percentile £42.75 £36.25 £42.50
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +4.86% -4.76% +16.67%

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 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 20 April 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
Warwickshire +5 3 £330 -
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 4 (66.67%) Information Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Content Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Content Strategist
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Digital Content Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Digital Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Digital Strategist
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Information Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft