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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 45 57 37
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 12 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.70% 1.29% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 1.29% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 5
Average salary £45,250 £22,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+101.11% -57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
309 388 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 95.37% 99.74% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 284 320 218
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 29 December 2014.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Bedford

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco
3 11 (47.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (43.48%) Firewall
4 10 (43.48%) CCSE
4 10 (43.48%) Network Security
4 10 (43.48%) LAN
4 10 (43.48%) WAN
4 10 (43.48%) MCSE
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (43.48%) CheckPoint
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (39.13%) CCNP
5 9 (39.13%) CCDP
5 9 (39.13%) CCSA
6 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
6 8 (34.78%) OSPF
6 8 (34.78%) BGP
6 8 (34.78%) Network Management
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (30.43%) MS Visio
7 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
7 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
7 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (30.43%) VMware
8 6 (26.09%) MCTS
8 6 (26.09%) MCITP
9 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (21.74%) Windows
9 5 (21.74%) MS Excel

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (13.04%) Lync
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Visio
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) LAN
1 10 (43.48%) WAN
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
1 10 (43.48%) Network Security
2 8 (34.78%) OSPF
2 8 (34.78%) BGP
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (17.39%) tcpdump
4 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
2 8 (34.78%) Network Management
3 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Process Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Strategic Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Development
5 1 (4.35%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) MCSE
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (43.48%) CCSE
2 9 (39.13%) CCDP
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCNP
2 9 (39.13%) CCSA
3 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (26.09%) MCTS
4 6 (26.09%) MCITP
5 5 (21.74%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (17.39%) MCP
6 4 (17.39%) VCP5
7 3 (13.04%) CCNA
7 3 (13.04%) VCDX
7 3 (13.04%) NCDA
7 3 (13.04%) NCIE
7 3 (13.04%) VCAP
7 3 (13.04%) VTSP
8 2 (8.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
1 2 (8.70%) ISO 14001
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) XenApp
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) CheckPoint
4 7 (30.43%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) Intel
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) NetApp
6 3 (13.04%) Veeam
6 3 (13.04%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) F5
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