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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 36 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.06% 0.64% 1.42%
As % of the General category 3.45% 2.38% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £388 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +22.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.28 £22.45 £31.25
% change year-on-year -14.13% -28.16%  

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 87 84 167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 30.74% 27.01% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 46 129
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £310 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £628 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
Median hourly rate £12.67 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.20% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £16.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £46.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Local Government as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 1 - - 2
Local Government
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Mitel
2 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenServer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Skype

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%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS 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%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) VRRP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Trainer
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 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
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
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Mitel