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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 30 54 28
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -26
Contract jobs citing Local Government 11 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.95% 0.20% 1.92%
As % of the General category 7.75% 0.51% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
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£300 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 - £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £19.37 £22.88
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -15.34%
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
142 196 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 38.07% 38.58% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 135 38
Average daily rate £375 £440 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £329 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.58% +56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.30 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £28.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +8 3 £300 -
Luton - 3 £300 -
Local Government
East of England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) VMware
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco
7 5 (23.81%) VoIP
7 5 (23.81%) DHCP
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (23.81%) CCNA
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
8 4 (19.05%) ISEB
9 3 (14.29%) LAN
9 3 (14.29%) WAN
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) VRRP
9 3 (14.29%) Project Management
9 3 (14.29%) OSPF
9 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (14.29%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (14.29%) VLAN
9 3 (14.29%) Mitel

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) VoIP
1 5 (23.81%) DHCP
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) VLAN
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) OSPF
2 3 (14.29%) VRRP
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
3 2 (9.52%) HTTP
4 1 (4.76%) Intranet
4 1 (4.76%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) ICT Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) XSLT
2 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) NHS
1 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
1 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Web Design
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) VBA
3 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CCNA
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) ISEB
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (9.52%) MCITP
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) CCA
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) TickIT
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Citrix
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Mitel
6 1 (4.76%) Northgate
6 1 (4.76%) LANDesk