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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 11 20 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 31 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.01% 4.06% 3.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.45% 4.40% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 10
Median daily rate £450 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £400 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £33.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +23.85%
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
328 318 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.35% 92.17% 98.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 207 343
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 24 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +4 10 £438 +2.94% 2
Bedford +2 10 £388 -26.19% 3
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 16 (28.57%) SAP
2 11 (19.64%) Migration
3 10 (17.86%) Information Security
3 10 (17.86%) Firewall
3 10 (17.86%) Splunk
3 10 (17.86%) LogRhythm
4 8 (14.29%) Nessus
4 8 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (14.29%) SAP CO
4 8 (14.29%) Cisco
4 8 (14.29%) SAP FI
4 8 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 8 (14.29%) LogLogic
4 8 (14.29%) SIEM
4 8 (14.29%) Network Security
4 8 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 7 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (12.50%) tcpdump
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
5 7 (12.50%) SAP MM
5 7 (12.50%) SAP PP
5 7 (12.50%) CISSP
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (12.50%) Juniper
5 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.50%) Oracle

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 (5.36%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.79%) CMS
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (14.29%) SAP CO
1 8 (14.29%) SAP FI
1 8 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 7 (12.50%) SAP MM
2 7 (12.50%) SAP PP
3 3 (5.36%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.79%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) Firewall
2 8 (14.29%) Network Security
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (12.50%) LAN
3 7 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
3 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.50%) tcpdump
3 7 (12.50%) WAN
3 7 (12.50%) Wireshark
4 6 (10.71%) BGP
4 6 (10.71%) OSPF
5 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle ODI
1 3 (5.36%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (3.57%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.57%) GIS
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) LSMW
2 3 (5.36%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.79%) JBehave
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) JUnit
3 1 (1.79%) Selenium
3 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.79%) TestNG
3 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
1 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) EDI
2 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) CMDB
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) BYOD
4 1 (1.79%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Migration
2 10 (17.86%) Information Security
3 8 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (14.29%) SIEM
3 8 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 7 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.71%) Network Management
5 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.93%) Change Control
6 5 (8.93%) CRM
6 5 (8.93%) ITIL
6 5 (8.93%) Project Management
7 4 (7.14%) ERP
7 4 (7.14%) IT Asset Management
7 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) C#
1 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
2 3 (5.36%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) Perl
3 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) Python
3 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) CCNP
1 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (12.50%) CISSP
2 2 (3.57%) VCP5
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.79%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.14%) QA
3 3 (5.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (5.36%) GxP
4 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.79%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) Nessus
2 5 (8.93%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) SAP
2 10 (17.86%) LogRhythm
2 10 (17.86%) Splunk
3 8 (14.29%) ArcSight
3 8 (14.29%) Cisco
3 8 (14.29%) LogLogic
4 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 7 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 7 (12.50%) Juniper
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle
5 6 (10.71%) F5
5 6 (10.71%) Tripwire
6 4 (7.14%) ServiceNow
6 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.57%) Intel
7 2 (3.57%) Proofpoint
7 2 (3.57%) Veeam
7 2 (3.57%) VMware
8 1 (1.79%) Dell
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
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