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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 15 20 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 22 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.89% 6.10% 4.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.59% 6.38% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 12
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +52.72%
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
256 282 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.76% 95.59% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 179 310
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 37 19
Median hourly rate £12.05 £37.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.86% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £15.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £50.68 £31.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +10 7 £500 +14.28%
Bedford -1 6 £370 -17.77% 4
Dunstable -1 2 £400 -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 13 (24.07%) Oracle
2 12 (22.22%) SAP
2 12 (22.22%) Migration
3 10 (18.52%) Project Management
3 10 (18.52%) Splunk
4 9 (16.67%) Information Security
5 8 (14.81%) Firewall
5 8 (14.81%) Nessus
5 8 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (14.81%) Cisco
5 8 (14.81%) ArcSight
5 8 (14.81%) LogLogic
5 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
5 8 (14.81%) LogRhythm
5 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (12.96%) Spanning Tree
6 7 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (12.96%) Data Migration
6 7 (12.96%) Network Security
6 7 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (12.96%) Wireshark
6 7 (12.96%) SIEM
6 7 (12.96%) tcpdump
6 7 (12.96%) CCNP
6 7 (12.96%) CISSP
6 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (12.96%) Juniper
6 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
6 7 (12.96%) SAP FI
6 7 (12.96%) LAN

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 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) SAP CO
1 7 (12.96%) SAP FI
1 7 (12.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (11.11%) SAP MM
2 6 (11.11%) SAP PP
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (3.70%) SAP ERP
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (1.85%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.85%) G Suite
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (12.96%) LAN
2 7 (12.96%) Network Security
2 7 (12.96%) Spanning Tree
2 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.96%) tcpdump
2 7 (12.96%) WAN
2 7 (12.96%) Wireshark
3 6 (11.11%) BGP
3 6 (11.11%) OSPF
4 1 (1.85%) DHCP
4 1 (1.85%) DNS
4 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.85%) Hyperion Smart View
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.85%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) LSMW
2 3 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.85%) JBehave
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) JUnit
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.85%) TestNG
3 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Advertising
3 2 (3.70%) Billing
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) EDI
3 1 (1.85%) J2EE
3 1 (1.85%) REST
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.56%) CMDB
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) BYOD
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Migration
2 10 (18.52%) Project Management
3 9 (16.67%) Information Security
4 8 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (12.96%) Data Migration
5 7 (12.96%) SIEM
6 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 6 (11.11%) Network Management
6 6 (11.11%) Validation
7 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.41%) Change Control
7 4 (7.41%) ERP
7 4 (7.41%) ITIL
7 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Change Management
8 3 (5.56%) CRM
8 3 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) C#
2 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) C
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.85%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) CCNP
1 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (12.96%) CISSP
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.70%) GxP
2 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) XenApp
2 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Nessus
2 3 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Oracle
2 12 (22.22%) SAP
3 10 (18.52%) Splunk
4 8 (14.81%) ArcSight
4 8 (14.81%) Cisco
4 8 (14.81%) LogLogic
4 8 (14.81%) LogRhythm
5 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.96%) Fortinet
5 7 (12.96%) Juniper
6 6 (11.11%) F5
6 6 (11.11%) Tripwire
7 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.56%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.70%) Intel
9 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.85%) Citrix
10 1 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (1.85%) NetApp
10 1 (1.85%) Symantec