The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 14 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 7.25% 3.13% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.62% 3.70% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£450 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.84%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
58 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 84.06% 84.38% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 11 17
Average daily rate £300 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.00 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.81% -94.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Consultant
Bedfordshire

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Bedford region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Bedford region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Consultant in their job title 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 with Consultant in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) MSI
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) tcpdump
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (14.29%) Altiris
4 1 (14.29%) CCSE
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) CCSA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Consultant in their job title 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 with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MSI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) CCDP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) CCSA
1 1 (14.29%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) CA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Altiris