The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 51 34 42
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.21% 1.45% 2.02%
As % of the General category 0.54% 4.49% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Average daily rate
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- £318 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £360
% change year-on-year
+17.83% -11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +61.82%
Local Government
East of England

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

General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
185 89 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 39.28% 32.25% 36.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 43 92
Average daily rate £441 £330 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.71% -14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £249 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 6
Average hourly rate £34.00 £12.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.00% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.01 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £42.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Bedfordshire region.

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Local Government
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Trainer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Trainer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Business Process Mapping
1 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix