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 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 134 105
Rank change year-on-year +27 -29  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 9 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.26% 0.67%
As % of the General category 1.58% 1.01% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £256 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £361
% change year-on-year +50.00% -16.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.21 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £22.35 £20.94
% change year-on-year -24.47% +6.75%  

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 570 795 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.40% 26.33% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 495 490
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Birmingham +16 3 £175 -63.91% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £450 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £325 -
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) CRM
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.52%) SIEM
4 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (9.52%) Security Operations
4 2 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (9.52%) HTML

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 1 (4.76%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) DBA
2 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Change Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
1 2 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) CRM
1 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
1 4 (19.05%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Security Operations
3 2 (9.52%) SIEM
4 1 (4.76%) OOP
4 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
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Posted: 2 days ago
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