The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedford region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 5 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 11.32% 21.62% 23.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.76% 22.86% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
Median daily rate £370 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £419 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £469 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +54.12%
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
51 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 96.23% 94.59% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 43
Median daily rate £450 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +29.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £10.30 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedford region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Payroll
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) Information Security
2 4 (22.22%) Nessus
2 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
2 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security
2 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 4 (22.22%) OSPF
2 4 (22.22%) BGP
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 4 (22.22%) CISSP
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) WAN
2 4 (22.22%) tcpdump
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
2 4 (22.22%) F5
2 4 (22.22%) Splunk
2 4 (22.22%) ArcSight
2 4 (22.22%) LogLogic
2 4 (22.22%) SIEM
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (22.22%) LogRhythm
2 4 (22.22%) Spanning Tree

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (11.11%) SAP ERP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) BGP
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
1 4 (22.22%) Network Security
1 4 (22.22%) OSPF
1 4 (22.22%) Spanning Tree
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 4 (22.22%) tcpdump
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
1 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) GIS
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) CMDB
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Information Security
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
2 4 (22.22%) SIEM
2 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) ERP
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
1 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNP
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (22.22%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (11.11%) GxP
2 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Nessus
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) ArcSight
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) F5
2 4 (22.22%) LogLogic
2 4 (22.22%) LogRhythm
2 4 (22.22%) Splunk
3 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 3 (16.67%) Juniper
3 3 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (16.67%) Tripwire
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft