The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 7 35 61
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 43 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 18.94% 6.56% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.37% 6.85% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 43 18 2
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -25.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £17,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £69,400 £46,850 £78,750
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Consultant
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford 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 permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
222 292 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.80% 95.74% 99.50%
Number of salaries quoted 213 244 341
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Consultant
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant across the Bedford region.

Consultant Salary Trend in Bedford

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Bedford

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 38 (65.52%) Presales
2 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 27 (46.55%) Firewall
4 25 (43.10%) MS Excel
5 21 (36.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (32.76%) MS Office
7 18 (31.03%) Information Security
7 18 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (31.03%) PCI DSS
8 17 (29.31%) CISA
8 17 (29.31%) CISM
8 17 (29.31%) CISSP
9 16 (27.59%) GAP Analysis
9 16 (27.59%) Data Security
10 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (25.86%) CheckPoint
10 15 (25.86%) CCNP
10 15 (25.86%) CCDP
10 15 (25.86%) LAN
10 15 (25.86%) WAN
10 15 (25.86%) Cisco
11 14 (24.14%) OSPF
11 14 (24.14%) BGP
11 14 (24.14%) TCP/IP
11 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (24.14%) Network Security
11 14 (24.14%) Time Management
11 14 (24.14%) tcpdump
11 14 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (24.14%) Spanning Tree

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.90%) IBM Notes
4 3 (5.17%) IBM Domino
4 3 (5.17%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (43.10%) MS Excel
2 19 (32.76%) MS Office
3 8 (13.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (10.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.90%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 27 (46.55%) Firewall
2 15 (25.86%) LAN
2 15 (25.86%) WAN
3 14 (24.14%) BGP
3 14 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (24.14%) Network Security
3 14 (24.14%) OSPF
3 14 (24.14%) Spanning Tree
3 14 (24.14%) TCP/IP
3 14 (24.14%) tcpdump
3 14 (24.14%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.72%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) Flash
2 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) J2EE
3 1 (1.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
3 8 (13.79%) iSeries
4 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.34%) Driving Licence
5 4 (6.90%) AS400
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) OS/400
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
1 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
2 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (65.52%) Presales
2 21 (36.21%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (31.03%) Information Security
4 16 (27.59%) Data Security
4 16 (27.59%) GAP Analysis
5 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (24.14%) Time Management
6 13 (22.41%) Information Governance
6 13 (22.41%) ITIL
6 13 (22.41%) Risk Management
7 9 (15.52%) Load Balancing
8 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (13.79%) Network Management
9 7 (12.07%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (10.34%) Change Management
10 6 (10.34%) ERP
10 6 (10.34%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.90%) CRM
11 4 (6.90%) Server Building
12 3 (5.17%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) C#
2 4 (6.90%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) C
3 3 (5.17%) RPG
4 1 (1.72%) VB
4 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) CISA
1 17 (29.31%) CISM
1 17 (29.31%) CISSP
2 15 (25.86%) CCDP
2 15 (25.86%) CCNP
2 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (22.41%) PCI QSA
4 11 (18.97%) CCSA
4 11 (18.97%) CCSE
5 7 (12.07%) MCP
5 7 (12.07%) MCSA
5 7 (12.07%) MCSE
5 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (12.07%) VCP5
5 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (10.34%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.45%) CCA
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.45%) MCITP
8 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (31.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) VMware ESX
1 8 (13.79%) vSphere
1 8 (13.79%) XenApp
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.86%) CheckPoint
2 15 (25.86%) Cisco
3 11 (18.97%) Intel
4 8 (13.79%) Citrix
4 8 (13.79%) F5
4 8 (13.79%) VMware
5 6 (10.34%) IBM
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle
5 6 (10.34%) SAP
6 4 (6.90%) Lotus
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