The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 11 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Local Government 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.36% 1.33% 9.52%
As % of the General category 23.08% 7.14% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.82% +11.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.94 £23.86 £22.54
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +5.83%
Local Government
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

General Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
13 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 23.21% 18.67% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
Average daily rate £300 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Local Government across the Bedford region.

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government.

1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) CCA
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Northgate
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Fat Client

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCA
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Northgate
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco