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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 20 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.55% 1.05% 6.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.98% 1.09% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 8
Average daily rate £381 £425 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% -2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £425 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
402 184 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.36% 96.34% 89.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 108 118
Average daily rate £400 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -52.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £22.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 5 £450 - 3
Bedford 0 3 £400 -5.88% 2
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (28.57%) SAP
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (11.43%) SAP CO
5 4 (11.43%) SAP FI
5 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) HP
5 4 (11.43%) C#
5 4 (11.43%) .NET
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
5 4 (11.43%) LAN
5 4 (11.43%) WAN
6 3 (8.57%) MS Project
6 3 (8.57%) CRM
6 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.57%) Windows
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (8.57%) NetApp
6 3 (8.57%) Finance
6 3 (8.57%) Altiris
7 2 (5.71%) Network Design
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (5.71%) Logistics
7 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (5.71%) Papyrus
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.86%) Lync
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Portal
2 1 (2.86%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (11.43%) SAP CO
1 4 (11.43%) SAP FI
2 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.71%) Exstream
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.71%) SAP BPC
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.86%) SAP MRS
3 1 (2.86%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.86%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.86%) SAP PS
3 1 (2.86%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) LAN
1 4 (11.43%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) Wireless Security
2 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) Wireless
2 2 (5.71%) OSPF
2 2 (5.71%) BGP
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) OLAP
3 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.71%) WCF
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.86%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.86%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (11.43%) Project Management
3 3 (8.57%) CRM
3 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.71%) Network Design
4 2 (5.71%) Logistics
4 2 (5.71%) Use Case
4 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Workflow
4 2 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.71%) SOA
4 2 (5.71%) Cash Management
4 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.86%) Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.86%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) C#
2 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.71%) VBA
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.71%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) NCDA
3 1 (2.86%) NCIE
3 1 (2.86%) CCEE
3 1 (2.86%) CCIA
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CCIE
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) SAP
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 4 (11.43%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) NetApp
5 3 (8.57%) Altiris
6 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.71%) Juniper
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 2 (5.71%) Dell
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.86%) Niku
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) Mitel
7 1 (2.86%) Anite
7 1 (2.86%) Polycom
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago