The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 11 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.77% 1.54% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.28% 1.69% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£350 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -26.66%
Consultant
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
57 59 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 87.69% 90.77% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 23
Average daily rate £360 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £301 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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

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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 22 September 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 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (25.00%) Middleware
3 3 (25.00%) Logistics
3 3 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) OSPF
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) MSI
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) CCNP
4 2 (16.67%) CCDP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) CA
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) OSPF
1 2 (16.67%) BGP
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
1 2 (16.67%) tcpdump
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) XML
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (16.67%) Pay per click
3 2 (16.67%) Budget Control
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) CCDP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) CCSA
1 2 (16.67%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Google
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) CA
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Altiris
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle