The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Bedford region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 19 12 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 12 34 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 8.70% 15.89% 7.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.96% 16.19% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12 34 20
Median salary £55,000 £54,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +27.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £48,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -

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
134 210 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.10% 98.13% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 115 202 237
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedford region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 22 February 2017.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Bedford

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 16 (55.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (44.83%) CCSA
3 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (44.83%) CheckPoint
3 13 (44.83%) CCNP
3 13 (44.83%) LAN
3 13 (44.83%) WAN
3 13 (44.83%) CCSE
3 13 (44.83%) Network Security
4 12 (41.38%) Wireshark
4 12 (41.38%) tcpdump
4 12 (41.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (41.38%) Spanning Tree
4 12 (41.38%) Data Centre
4 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
4 12 (41.38%) CCDP
4 12 (41.38%) OSPF
4 12 (41.38%) BGP
5 11 (37.93%) SAN
5 11 (37.93%) PCI DSS
6 10 (34.48%) IBM
6 10 (34.48%) ITIL
7 9 (31.03%) Firewall
7 9 (31.03%) Performance Management
7 9 (31.03%) Presales
8 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (27.59%) Brocade
8 8 (27.59%) EMC
8 8 (27.59%) Microsoft

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
1 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (3.45%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) LAN
1 13 (44.83%) Network Security
1 13 (44.83%) WAN
2 12 (41.38%) BGP
2 12 (41.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (41.38%) OSPF
2 12 (41.38%) Spanning Tree
2 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
2 12 (41.38%) tcpdump
2 12 (41.38%) Wireshark
3 11 (37.93%) SAN
4 9 (31.03%) Firewall
5 7 (24.14%) FCoE
6 6 (20.69%) BIG-IP
7 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Flash
2 2 (6.90%) REST
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Data Centre
2 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (20.69%) Driving Licence
4 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.90%) LPAR
5 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.45%) iSeries
6 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Unix
2 3 (10.34%) AIX
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 9 (31.03%) Performance Management
3 9 (31.03%) Presales
4 7 (24.14%) Data Management
5 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
5 6 (20.69%) Network Management
6 5 (17.24%) High Availability
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.90%) ERP
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) Project Management
8 2 (6.90%) Storage Virtualisation
9 1 (3.45%) CRM
9 1 (3.45%) Identity Access Management
9 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
9 1 (3.45%) Information Security
9 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.90%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) ABAP
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) CCNP
1 13 (44.83%) CCSA
1 13 (44.83%) CCSE
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (41.38%) CCDP
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) SRDF
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Linux-HA
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.45%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) CheckPoint
3 10 (34.48%) IBM
4 8 (27.59%) Brocade
4 8 (27.59%) EMC
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (24.14%) CA
6 6 (20.69%) F5
7 3 (10.34%) Hitachi
8 2 (6.90%) NetApp
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle
9 1 (3.45%) Adobe
9 1 (3.45%) Citrix
9 1 (3.45%) Dell
9 1 (3.45%) HP
9 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
9 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.45%) SAP
9 1 (3.45%) Veeam
9 1 (3.45%) VMware