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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
England / West Midlands
Rank 106 114 109
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 12 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the General category 1.73% 1.62% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 7
Median daily rate £300 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +22.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £22.45 £31.25
% change year-on-year -11.46% -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 the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 693 681 753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.07% 25.38% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 397 378
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 62
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.81 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.70% -31.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £39.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 6 £288 -
Worcestershire 0 2 £325 -21.21%
Birmingham - 1 £300 - 3
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 11 (36.67%) PRINCE2
2 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (16.67%) MS Office
4 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (13.33%) NHS
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (13.33%) Capacity Management
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (10.00%) Capita
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (6.67%) CSS
7 2 (6.67%) .NET
7 2 (6.67%) HTML
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle
7 2 (6.67%) MS Project
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.67%) Finance
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management

Local Government
Top Related 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Drupal
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) DBA
2 4 (13.33%) SQL DBA
3 3 (10.00%) ICT Manager
3 3 (10.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Head of IT
4 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) PRINCE2
2 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (13.33%) Capacity Management
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Coaching
7 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.33%) Line Management
8 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Capita
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
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