The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 18 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.19% 3.03% 4.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.52% 3.18% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 9
Median daily rate £360 £431 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.52% +11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £404 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £485 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £450 £415
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
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
306 377 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.63% 95.20% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 257 249
Median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 15
Median hourly rate £46.07 £40.00 £26.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% +53.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £40.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +13 17 £360 - 1
Bedford +5 3 £353 - 4
Dunstable +11 1 £450 +4.34% 1
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (20.45%) SAP
2 7 (15.91%) Firewall
2 7 (15.91%) Migration
2 7 (15.91%) Logistics
3 6 (13.64%) CRM
3 6 (13.64%) ERP
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle
4 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 5 (11.36%) Legal
4 5 (11.36%) Manufacturing
4 5 (11.36%) QA
5 4 (9.09%) SAP ERP
5 4 (9.09%) Marketing
5 4 (9.09%) Proofpoint
5 4 (9.09%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (9.09%) LogRhythm
5 4 (9.09%) SDLC
5 4 (9.09%) Finance
5 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.09%) Scrum
5 4 (9.09%) VMware
5 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.09%) Windows
5 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.82%) SSADM
6 3 (6.82%) DSDM
6 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
6 3 (6.82%) Adobe
6 3 (6.82%) Nessus

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (2.27%) CICS
1 1 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Adobe Campaign
1 4 (9.09%) SAP ERP
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.55%) SAP MM
3 2 (4.55%) SAP PP
4 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (2.27%) PlanetPress Connect
4 1 (2.27%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.27%) SAP EWM
4 1 (2.27%) SAP FI
4 1 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (2.27%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) MailChimp
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) LAN
2 2 (4.55%) Network Security
2 2 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.27%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) Lumira
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) ERwin
1 1 (2.27%) LSMW
General
1 5 (11.36%) Legal
1 5 (11.36%) Manufacturing
1 5 (11.36%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) BAPI
1 1 (2.27%) ISPF
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (2.27%) SAPUI5
1 1 (2.27%) Web Dynpro
1 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
1 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
2 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) CMDB
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Logistics
1 7 (15.91%) Migration
2 6 (13.64%) CRM
2 6 (13.64%) ERP
3 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 4 (9.09%) Scrum
3 4 (9.09%) SDLC
4 3 (6.82%) Analytics
4 3 (6.82%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (6.82%) Change Management
4 3 (6.82%) Customer Analytics
4 3 (6.82%) Information Security
4 3 (6.82%) Marketing Automation
4 3 (6.82%) SIEM
4 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.82%) User Stories
4 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) C#
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) ABAP
2 1 (2.27%) JCL
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) REXX
2 1 (2.27%) SAPscript
2 1 (2.27%) VB
2 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) CCNA
1 2 (4.55%) CCNP
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.55%) VCP5
1 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.27%) CCSA
2 1 (2.27%) CCSE
2 1 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.27%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) NFS
2 1 (2.27%) RACF
2 1 (2.27%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
2 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Nessus
2 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) SAP
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
3 4 (9.09%) LogRhythm
3 4 (9.09%) Proofpoint
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) Adobe
4 3 (6.82%) F5
5 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (4.55%) Informatica
5 2 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (4.55%) Veeam
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) Civica
6 1 (2.27%) Dell
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.27%) NetApp
6 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
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Rate: Market Rate
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