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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 8 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 9.09% 28.00% 35.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.43% 29.17% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 10
Median daily rate £363 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £428 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £458 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.13% +84.00%

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
53 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 96.36% 96.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 28
Median daily rate £415 £413 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +44.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £10.81 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017, 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 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Payroll
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Nessus
3 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security
3 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (25.00%) tcpdump
3 4 (25.00%) Network Management
3 4 (25.00%) F5
3 4 (25.00%) Splunk
3 4 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 4 (25.00%) LogLogic
3 4 (25.00%) SIEM
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (25.00%) OSPF
3 4 (25.00%) BGP
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) LAN
3 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) CISSP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
3 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (25.00%) LogRhythm
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security

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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) BGP
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security
1 4 (25.00%) OSPF
1 4 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (25.00%) tcpdump
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
1 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) CMDB
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (25.00%) Network Management
2 4 (25.00%) SIEM
2 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCNP
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) ArcSight
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) F5
2 4 (25.00%) LogLogic
2 4 (25.00%) LogRhythm
2 4 (25.00%) Splunk
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Tripwire
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow