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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 18 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 21 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.33% 7.25% 5.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.58% 7.47% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 10
Average daily rate £425 £440 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +15.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £352 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £480 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -
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
319 375 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.08% 97.15% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 298 151
Average daily rate £438 £425 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 12 26
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £27.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 7 £450 +5.88% 1
Luton -3 6 £333 -28.10% 2
Leighton Buzzard - 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Legal
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) ERP
3 4 (13.33%) LAN
3 4 (13.33%) WAN
3 4 (13.33%) CCNP
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.33%) F5
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (10.00%) SIEM
4 3 (10.00%) SAP HANA
4 3 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.00%) Informatica
4 3 (10.00%) ETL
4 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (3.33%) CICS
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (10.00%) SAP ERP
2 2 (6.67%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) MailChimp
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
1 4 (13.33%) LAN
1 4 (13.33%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) Network Security
3 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) tcpdump
3 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.33%) BGP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) OSPF
4 1 (3.33%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
1 3 (10.00%) SAP HANA
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) Lumira
2 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) ERwin
General
1 5 (16.67%) Legal
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) BAPI
1 1 (3.33%) ISPF
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (3.33%) SAPUI5
1 1 (3.33%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) CMDB
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
1 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
1 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) ERP
3 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.00%) ETL
3 3 (10.00%) Information Security
3 3 (10.00%) Logistics
3 3 (10.00%) SIEM
3 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) Document Management
4 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
1 2 (6.67%) VB
1 2 (6.67%) VBScript
2 1 (3.33%) ABAP
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) JCL
2 1 (3.33%) REXX
2 1 (3.33%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) CCNP
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) CCSA
2 3 (10.00%) CCSE
3 2 (6.67%) CCDP
3 2 (6.67%) CCNA
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PCI QSA
4 1 (3.33%) VCP5
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) vSphere
1 3 (10.00%) XenApp
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) RACF
3 1 (3.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Nessus
2 1 (3.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) F5
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) Informatica
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Adobe
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) Intel
5 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft