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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 18 70 39
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 29 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 10.82% 1.64% 4.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.24% 1.69% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25 7 13
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +46.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £54,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £85,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
258 415 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.27% 96.96% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 185 400 253
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Bedford

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 38 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 26 (54.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (50.00%) Network Security
4 20 (41.67%) MS Visio
4 20 (41.67%) WAN
5 19 (39.58%) Cisco
5 19 (39.58%) CCNP
5 19 (39.58%) CCDP
5 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
5 19 (39.58%) Firewall
5 19 (39.58%) BGP
5 19 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (39.58%) CheckPoint
5 19 (39.58%) CCSA
5 19 (39.58%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (39.58%) Spanning Tree
6 18 (37.50%) CCSE
6 18 (37.50%) Load Balancing
6 18 (37.50%) LAN
6 18 (37.50%) OSPF
7 17 (35.42%) Citrix
7 17 (35.42%) Windows
7 17 (35.42%) Network Management
7 17 (35.42%) XenApp
8 16 (33.33%) VMware
8 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
9 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 13 (27.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 13 (27.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (41.67%) MS Visio
2 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (10.42%) MS Office
4 2 (4.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (50.00%) Network Security
2 20 (41.67%) WAN
3 19 (39.58%) BGP
3 19 (39.58%) Firewall
3 19 (39.58%) Cisco Nexus
3 19 (39.58%) Spanning Tree
4 18 (37.50%) LAN
4 18 (37.50%) OSPF
5 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 12 (25.00%) Wireshark
7 11 (22.92%) tcpdump
8 2 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (4.17%) VLAN
8 2 (4.17%) SAN
8 2 (4.17%) Internet
8 2 (4.17%) MPLS
8 2 (4.17%) SMTP
8 2 (4.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) J2EE
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) GIS
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) UNIX
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.17%) Linux
5 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 17 (35.42%) Network Management
4 13 (27.08%) ITIL
5 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.42%) Time Management
7 4 (8.33%) Line Management
7 4 (8.33%) Process Management
8 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.17%) Change Management
9 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (2.08%) B2B
10 1 (2.08%) B2C
10 1 (2.08%) Quality Management
10 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.08%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) CCNP
1 19 (39.58%) CCDP
1 19 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (39.58%) CCSA
2 18 (37.50%) CCSE
3 14 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (29.17%) MCSE
4 13 (27.08%) Check Point Certification
4 13 (27.08%) MCP
4 13 (27.08%) VCP5
5 12 (25.00%) MCSA
6 3 (6.25%) CCNA
7 1 (2.08%) MCTS
7 1 (2.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) ISO 9001
1 5 (10.42%) ISO 14001
1 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (10.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) XenApp
2 14 (29.17%) vSphere
2 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 38 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (39.58%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) CheckPoint
3 17 (35.42%) Citrix
4 16 (33.33%) VMware
5 13 (27.08%) Intel
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (2.08%) CommVault
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) Pega
7 1 (2.08%) FalconStor
7 1 (2.08%) OpenText
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