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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 33 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 19 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.93% 3.65% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.07% 3.91% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
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£413 £370 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -10.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £366 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £374 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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
467 256 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.49% 93.43% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 117 203
Average daily rate £403 £301 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 +6 8 £376 - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) SAP
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle
4 5 (13.16%) XML
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco
4 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.16%) CCSE
5 4 (10.53%) Logistics
5 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
5 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (10.53%) Network Security
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) CCSA
5 4 (10.53%) LAN
5 4 (10.53%) WAN
5 4 (10.53%) Windows
5 4 (10.53%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 3 (7.89%) SCCM
6 3 (7.89%) Network Management
6 3 (7.89%) .NET
6 3 (7.89%) Java
6 3 (7.89%) UML
6 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
6 3 (7.89%) CCNP
6 3 (7.89%) CCDP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.63%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP FI
1 3 (7.89%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (7.89%) SAP CO
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.26%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.63%) SAP HCM
3 1 (2.63%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.63%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.63%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) LAN
1 4 (10.53%) WAN
1 4 (10.53%) Network Security
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.26%) tcpdump
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) OSPF
3 2 (5.26%) BGP
4 1 (2.63%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.63%) OLAP
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MSI
1 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) German Language
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (7.89%) Middleware
3 3 (7.89%) .NET
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.63%) EDI
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
1 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.53%) Migration
1 4 (10.53%) Logistics
2 3 (7.89%) UML
2 3 (7.89%) Network Management
2 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.26%) Budget Control
3 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.26%) CRM
3 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.26%) ERP
3 2 (5.26%) Pay per click
3 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.26%) Workflow
4 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.63%) Information Security
4 1 (2.63%) Information Management
4 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
4 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) Java
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) VBScript
4 2 (5.26%) VB
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) CCSE
2 4 (10.53%) CCSA
3 3 (7.89%) CCNP
3 3 (7.89%) CCDP
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) SAP
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.89%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) CA
5 2 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (2.63%) Intel
6 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.63%) Symantec
6 1 (2.63%) Niku
6 1 (2.63%) Anite
6 1 (2.63%) Altiris
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