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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 42 23 39
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 11 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.36% 4.26% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 4.48% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
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£370 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £341 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £384 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -49.88%
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
442 268 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.85% 95.04% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 147 240
Average daily rate £425 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £146 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +10 5 £370 - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) XML
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.24%) CCSE
4 4 (13.79%) CCSA
4 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
4 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (13.79%) Network Security
4 4 (13.79%) LAN
4 4 (13.79%) WAN
4 4 (13.79%) C#
4 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
5 3 (10.34%) IBM
5 3 (10.34%) UML
5 3 (10.34%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) .NET
5 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) Middleware
5 3 (10.34%) CCNP
5 3 (10.34%) CCDP
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.34%) Network Management
5 3 (10.34%) Logistics

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (3.45%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (3.45%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) LAN
1 4 (13.79%) WAN
1 4 (13.79%) Network Security
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
3 2 (6.90%) tcpdump
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) OSPF
3 2 (6.90%) BGP
4 1 (3.45%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MSI
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Banking
1 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) German Language
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) XML
2 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (10.34%) Middleware
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) Silverlight
5 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.45%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) UML
1 3 (10.34%) Logistics
1 3 (10.34%) Network Management
1 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
2 2 (6.90%) Budget Control
2 2 (6.90%) Pay per click
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
2 2 (6.90%) CRM
2 2 (6.90%) ERP
2 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.90%) Workflow
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Information Security
3 1 (3.45%) Document Management
3 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.90%) VBScript
4 2 (6.90%) VB
4 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) CCSE
2 4 (13.79%) CCSA
3 3 (10.34%) CCNP
3 3 (10.34%) CCDP
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) SAP
4 2 (6.90%) Google
4 2 (6.90%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) Intel