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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 8 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 7.14% 10.34% 6.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.55% 11.54% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £413 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +129.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £435
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £56.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-16.44% +127.27%

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 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 94.64% 89.66% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 20 21
Median daily rate £415 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £11.33 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 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 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (30.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (30.77%) Workflow
3 4 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) EDI
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) CCNP
5 1 (7.69%) CISSP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (7.69%) Finance

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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) BGP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) OSPF
1 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) QlikView
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) CMDB
1 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) Workflow
2 2 (15.38%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Data Validation
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scorecard
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) LogLogic
2 1 (7.69%) LogRhythm
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk
2 1 (7.69%) Tripwire
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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