Careerometer – updated LMI for All widget

LMI for All has released version two of its popular Careerometer widget. Version one, which was released a year ago, makes it simple to embed a widget in any web site. The first version gave access to pay rates in different jobs

The new version provides extra information. As well as providing hourly, weekly and annual pay figures, for each occupation the widget gives details of present numbers employed in the UK and projected future growth or reduction in numbers employed. It also provides prediction of replacement demand – an important measure showing how many new employees are likely to be needed based on those leaving an occupation or retiring. It provides examples of different industries where those in that occupation are likely to be employed as well as a brief description of the occupation itself.

You can also easily compare different occupations to UK average wages.

The widget can be configured to provide a card for providing information on one occupation at a time, or two or three cards for comparing more occupations. Another simple configuration allows you to preset the occupation the widget displays, instead of leaving it up to the user to search.

At a technical level, the Careerometer widget has been designed to be as simple as possible to install even for those with little technical knowledge. It should also cause no problems with your existing web pages and can easily be installed on a full page or as a sidebar widget.

To get the Careerometer 2 widget copy the code into your own website.

Careerometer 2 widget image

What can you do with LMI for All?

Ever wondered what you can do with LMI for All, how to go about using it and how best to get started? Why not begin by having a look at some  case studies on how others have used this resource to design and create new apps and web interfaces. This includes ways of identifying relevant audiences, using the API to integrate (or ‘mash’) LMI for All data with your own data.

For inspiration, here are four organisations keen to share their LMI for All experience.

  • icould was an early adopter of LMI for All. Their story of using LMI for All describes how they have used and visualised data alongside their careers videos.
  • The story from Prospects explains how they went about designing and developing an app, ‘Help Build London’, to raise awareness of the construction sector in London.
  • The Skills Match London website was developed by London Councils and MIME Consulting. The story of its development describes how LMI for All data is presented alongside local data to provide a visualisation of skills gaps and future trends.
  • The story from Kore Education Systems describes how they are creating KareerHub using data from LMI for All and the Northern Ireland Skills Barometer.

If you are inspired and want to know more, the LMI for All website also provides technical support and guidance on how to query the database, use the API, get an API key and the structure of the LMI for All data.

Finally, why not share your LMI for All experience with us. Contact: Sally-Anne Barnes, LMIforAll.dfe@education.gov.uk

LMI for All symposium – 1 December 2016, London

As LMI for All is becoming embedded in careers guidance and education practice, innovative and creative approaches to making data accessible and available to target groups of users are emerging. A half day symposium will be held on 1 December to showcase how LMI is being used; to share best practice; and promote new developments to the service, which can benefit current and future users. There will be presentations from the Department for Education, current adopters of LMI for All and the LMI for All team. In the current context of government priorities of Brexit, social mobility and productivity, LMI for All is more important than ever to help deliver those three priorities.

The symposium is free to attend, but places are limited so please register with Lynne Marston. Places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The symposium will run from 10.15am-2pm, with registration from 9.45am.

If you are unable to attend the symposium, we are running a number of webinars in early 2017 – register your interest and we will be in touch.

Data update schedule

As new data is published the LMI for All Database is regularly updated. The table below provides the schedule for updates in the next nine months.

Dataset to be updated

Description

Date of API update

O*NET Update using O*Net version 21 data relating to skills,
interests, knowledge and abilities by occupation
January 2017
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) ASHE November 2016 data for pay and hours estimates May 2017

LMI for All to move to Department for Education

Since the last post on the future of LMI for All, Robert Halfon (Minster of State for Education) provided a statement to parliament on the future of UKCES.  He confirmed that LMI for All will now move to the Department for Education following the reorganisation of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.  We expect the transfer to take place in September.

To cover the period of the transfer and beyond, Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) and its partners have been reappointed to provide the LMI for All service.  In the year ahead, the existing service will be developed in a number of ways including, improved infrastructure and reliability, new engagement and dissemination activities, and a redeveloped ‘Careerometer’ widget.  Data in the API will continue to be refreshed when updates are available. DfE will also take stock of the project and consider its next phase of development.

Please keep an eye on the website and twitter feed for information.   In the meantime you can still contact us at LMIforAll.dfe@education.gov.uk.