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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 12 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.13% 7.89% 5.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 10.34% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
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
46 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 97.87% 76.32% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 9
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £100 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -35.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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
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 25 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 (50.00%) Oracle
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (28.57%) WCF
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (28.57%) Middleware
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) WCF
1 4 (28.57%) Middleware
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
1 4 (28.57%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco