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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 31 51 21
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -30
Contract jobs citing Local Government 10 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.60% 0.58% 4.12%
As % of the General category 6.54% 1.66% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
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£300 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £353 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £373 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.94 £19.37 £22.88
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -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
153 181 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 39.74% 34.87% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 119 40
Average daily rate £400 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £350 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £12.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.37 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -5.04%

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
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 5 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 +6 3 £300 - 1
Luton - 2 £300 -
Local Government
East of England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 11 (61.11%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) ISEB
4 4 (22.22%) DHCP
4 4 (22.22%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (16.67%) CCNA
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (11.11%) SCCM
6 2 (11.11%) Mitel
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall
6 2 (11.11%) MCITP
6 2 (11.11%) VLAN
6 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 2 (11.11%) LANDesk
6 2 (11.11%) HTML

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DHCP
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) VoIP
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) HTTP
3 2 (11.11%) OSPF
3 2 (11.11%) VRRP
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) Intranet
4 1 (5.56%) Extranet
4 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) ICT Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Service Management
2 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (11.11%) Web Development
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Web Design
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.11%) CCA
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (11.11%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
1 1 (5.56%) TickIT
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Citrix
1 7 (38.89%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) Mitel
4 2 (11.11%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.56%) Northgate