The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Government
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 31 32
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.28% 1.88% 2.93%
As % of the General category 0.88% 5.71% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 11
Median daily rate - £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £303 £361
% change year-on-year +48.76% -16.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 £22.35 £19.97
% change year-on-year -18.29% +11.93%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 114 105 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 32.02% 32.81% 46.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 97 159
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £9.00 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -82.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in Bedfordshire

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in Bedfordshire

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) VRRP
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Mitel
1 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
1 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Local Government
Co-occurring 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 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) VRRP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Trainer
1 1 (25.00%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Mitel
1 1 (25.00%) VMware