The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 30 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.17% 4.39% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 4.85% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
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£431 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-18.88% +38.46%
Consultant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
351 392 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.86% 90.53% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 232 110
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £20.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +23.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Bedfordshire region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Bedfordshire region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +3 4 - - 3
Dunstable - 2 £431 -
Bedford -5 1 - - 3
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (17.86%) Finance
1 5 (17.86%) SAP
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (10.71%) SAP MM
3 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.71%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (7.14%) WCF
4 2 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (7.14%) Sitecore
4 2 (7.14%) Windows
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (7.14%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 2 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP MM
2 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (3.57%) Agresso
3 1 (3.57%) SAP HR
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.57%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (3.57%) SAP HCM
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) VoIP
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) SAP Data Services
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) WCF
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
1 2 (7.14%) XML
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.57%) Statistics
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
2 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
2 3 (10.71%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.14%) CRM
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.57%) Information Security
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Security
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) ETL
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) OWASP
4 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) GIAC
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) CCNA
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) ISACA
1 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) SAP
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Sitecore
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Citrix
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Pegasus
3 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
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