The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 33 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 19 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.73% 2.93% 3.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.94% 3.18% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 5
Average daily rate
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£413 £365 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -12.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £365 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
482 220 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.70% 92.05% 91.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 107 165
Average daily rate £400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 15
Average hourly rate £25.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.86% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £18.75 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
East of England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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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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
Bedford - 7 £403 - 2
Luton -20 1 - - 2
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) SAP
3 7 (19.44%) Migration
4 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 6 (16.67%) Cisco
5 5 (13.89%) XML
5 5 (13.89%) Oracle
6 4 (11.11%) C#
6 4 (11.11%) Windows
6 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.11%) CCSE
6 4 (11.11%) Logistics
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
7 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (8.33%) SCCM
7 3 (8.33%) Network Security
7 3 (8.33%) Retail
7 3 (8.33%) Finance
7 3 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (8.33%) CCSA
7 3 (8.33%) SAP CO
7 3 (8.33%) IBM
7 3 (8.33%) Middleware
7 3 (8.33%) SAP FI
7 3 (8.33%) .NET
7 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Server

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
1 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Portal
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (8.33%) SAP CO
1 3 (8.33%) SAP FI
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.56%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (2.78%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.78%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.78%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.78%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (8.33%) Network Security
1 3 (8.33%) LAN
1 3 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.78%) OSPF
3 1 (2.78%) BGP
3 1 (2.78%) Telnet
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.33%) Retail
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.78%) German Language
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (8.33%) Middleware
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (5.56%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.78%) EDI
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
1 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Migration
2 4 (11.11%) Logistics
3 3 (8.33%) UML
3 3 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.56%) ERP
4 2 (5.56%) Workflow
4 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.56%) Network Management
5 1 (2.78%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (2.78%) Cash Management
5 1 (2.78%) Analytics
5 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.78%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Information Management
5 1 (2.78%) Process Management
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.56%) VBScript
4 2 (5.56%) VB
4 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) CCSE
2 3 (8.33%) CCSA
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) CCNP
3 2 (5.56%) CCDP
4 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) SAP
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle
5 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.33%) IBM
7 2 (5.56%) CA
7 2 (5.56%) NetApp
7 2 (5.56%) VMware
8 1 (2.78%) Altiris
8 1 (2.78%) Anite
8 1 (2.78%) Intel
8 1 (2.78%) Symantec
8 1 (2.78%) Niku
8 1 (2.78%) Business Objects