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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 35 32 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing Local Government 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.68% 2.85% 0.40%
As % of the General category 6.45% 7.69% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £280 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £17.24 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -41.55%
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
93 143 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.98% 37.05% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 92 130
Median daily rate £438 £388 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £537 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 4
Median hourly rate £9.00 £10.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +7.95%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 4 (44.44%) WAN
1 4 (44.44%) CCNA
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Records Management
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) EDRMS
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) VRRP
3 2 (22.22%) OpenText
3 2 (22.22%) LiveLink
3 2 (22.22%) Mitel
3 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (22.22%) LiveLink
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) EDRMS
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Packager
3 1 (11.11%) ICT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Records Management
1 2 (22.22%) Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNA
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Mitel
3 2 (22.22%) OpenText