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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 35 60 39
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 18 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.92% 0.52% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.16% 0.54% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 8
Average salary £42,500 £22,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.88% -57.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £22,500 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £22,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £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
292 373 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.05% 97.64% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 252 316 233
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Bedford

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco
4 13 (48.15%) LAN
4 13 (48.15%) WAN
4 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
4 13 (48.15%) CCSE
4 13 (48.15%) Network Security
5 12 (44.44%) Firewall
5 12 (44.44%) CCSA
5 12 (44.44%) CCNP
5 12 (44.44%) CCDP
5 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (40.74%) OSPF
6 11 (40.74%) BGP
6 11 (40.74%) MS Visio
6 11 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (37.04%) Network Management
7 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
7 10 (37.04%) Load Balancing
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (29.63%) MCSE
8 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
9 7 (25.93%) VMware
9 7 (25.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 6 (22.22%) ITIL
10 6 (22.22%) MCP
10 6 (22.22%) Check Point Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Lync
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Visio
2 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
3 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) LAN
1 13 (48.15%) WAN
1 13 (48.15%) Network Security
2 12 (44.44%) Firewall
3 11 (40.74%) OSPF
3 11 (40.74%) BGP
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
5 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
6 4 (14.81%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (37.04%) Network Management
2 10 (37.04%) Load Balancing
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Line Management
5 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.41%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.70%) Strategic Management
6 1 (3.70%) Business Development
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Process Management
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) B2B
6 1 (3.70%) B2C
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) CCSE
2 12 (44.44%) CCSA
2 12 (44.44%) CCNP
2 12 (44.44%) CCDP
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (29.63%) MCSE
4 7 (25.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (22.22%) MCP
5 6 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (22.22%) VCP5
6 4 (14.81%) MCSA
7 3 (11.11%) CCNA
8 2 (7.41%) MCTS
8 2 (7.41%) MCITP
9 1 (3.70%) VCDX
9 1 (3.70%) NCDA
9 1 (3.70%) NCIE
9 1 (3.70%) VCAP
9 1 (3.70%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO 9001
1 2 (7.41%) ISO 14001
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) XenApp
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
3 4 (14.81%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
4 7 (25.93%) VMware
5 6 (22.22%) Intel
5 6 (22.22%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
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