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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 33 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.35% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the General category 1.09% 1.15% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -9.32%

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
92 87 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.17% 26.93% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 55 118
Median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 1
Median hourly rate £11.33 £45.11 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.88% +226.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.30 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.92% +48.00%

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 20 February 2017, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) VRRP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel