The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 30 95 40
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 66 21 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.82% 1.63% 5.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.13% 1.73% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 43 14 59
Average salary £52,500 £56,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £51,200 £32,450
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £95,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Consultant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1077 1213 1074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.97% 94.32% 94.71%
Number of salaries quoted 825 1128 940
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Consultant Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +56 25 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Luton +8 11 £55,000 +2.32%
Dunstable - 1 - - 1
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 43 (40.19%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.91%) Network Security
3 28 (26.17%) Cisco
4 27 (25.23%) CCNP
4 27 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (25.23%) CheckPoint
5 26 (24.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (23.36%) Firewall
6 25 (23.36%) SAP
6 25 (23.36%) CCSE
7 24 (22.43%) WAN
8 23 (21.50%) CCDP
9 22 (20.56%) CCSA
9 22 (20.56%) LAN
9 22 (20.56%) MS Visio
9 22 (20.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (19.63%) TCP/IP
10 21 (19.63%) Windows
10 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
10 21 (19.63%) BGP
10 21 (19.63%) Spanning Tree
11 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (18.69%) OSPF
11 20 (18.69%) MS Excel
12 19 (17.76%) ERP
13 18 (16.82%) Load Balancing
14 17 (15.89%) Network Management
14 17 (15.89%) VMware
15 16 (14.95%) Finance
15 16 (14.95%) Service Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 14 (13.08%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.80%) IIS
5 2 (1.87%) JBoss
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (20.56%) MS Visio
2 20 (18.69%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.61%) MS Office
4 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (11.21%) SAP MM
2 8 (7.48%) SAP CS
2 8 (7.48%) SAP ERP
3 5 (4.67%) SAP FI
3 5 (4.67%) SAP CO
3 5 (4.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (3.74%) SAP SD
5 3 (2.80%) SAP PP
6 2 (1.87%) SAP PS
6 2 (1.87%) SAP WM
6 2 (1.87%) Summit
6 2 (1.87%) Temenos T24
6 2 (1.87%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (1.87%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (1.87%) Finacle
7 1 (0.93%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.93%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.93%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.91%) Network Security
2 25 (23.36%) Firewall
3 24 (22.43%) WAN
4 22 (20.56%) LAN
4 22 (20.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 21 (19.63%) Spanning Tree
5 21 (19.63%) TCP/IP
5 21 (19.63%) BGP
6 20 (18.69%) OSPF
7 10 (9.35%) Wireshark
8 9 (8.41%) tcpdump
9 4 (3.74%) DHCP
10 2 (1.87%) SMTP
10 2 (1.87%) SAN
10 2 (1.87%) Internet
10 2 (1.87%) MPLS
10 2 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.87%) VLAN
11 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.41%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.87%) MySQL
6 2 (1.87%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.87%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (14.95%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Banking
2 4 (3.74%) Local Government
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Front Office
4 2 (1.87%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) .NET
2 8 (7.48%) SAP ALE
2 8 (7.48%) EDI
3 6 (5.61%) Web Services
4 4 (3.74%) SOAP
4 4 (3.74%) REST
4 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.80%) HTML
6 2 (1.87%) CSS
6 2 (1.87%) J2EE
6 2 (1.87%) Java EE
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.87%) Middleware
7 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.93%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.67%) GIS
3 3 (2.80%) Smartcard
3 3 (2.80%) PKI
3 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.63%) Windows
2 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.74%) UNIX
5 4 (3.74%) Linux
6 2 (1.87%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.87%) Solaris
6 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.30%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (17.76%) ERP
3 18 (16.82%) Load Balancing
4 17 (15.89%) Network Management
5 16 (14.95%) Service Management
6 13 (12.15%) ITIL
7 10 (9.35%) Logistics
8 6 (5.61%) Project Management
8 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.67%) Business Analysis
10 4 (3.74%) Information Security
10 4 (3.74%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.74%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.74%) Time Management
10 4 (3.74%) Process Management
10 4 (3.74%) Line Management
11 3 (2.80%) Change Management
11 3 (2.80%) Business Continuity
11 3 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.80%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.54%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
3 5 (4.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.74%) C#
4 4 (3.74%) Java
5 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.80%) ABAP
6 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.87%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.93%) VBScript
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) VC++
Qualifications
1 27 (25.23%) CCNP
1 27 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (23.36%) CCSE
3 23 (21.50%) CCDP
4 22 (20.56%) CCSA
5 12 (11.21%) Check Point Certification
6 11 (10.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (10.28%) MCSE
7 10 (9.35%) MCP
7 10 (9.35%) VCP5
8 9 (8.41%) MCSA
9 6 (5.61%) CCNA
10 4 (3.74%) Degree
11 1 (0.93%) MCTS
11 1 (0.93%) CCIE
11 1 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.54%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.61%) ISO 9001
3 6 (5.61%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 16 (14.95%) Active Directory
1 16 (14.95%) XenApp
2 13 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.15%) vSphere
3 9 (8.41%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.87%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) SCCM
1 2 (1.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (40.19%) Microsoft
2 28 (26.17%) Cisco
3 27 (25.23%) CheckPoint
4 25 (23.36%) SAP
5 17 (15.89%) VMware
6 16 (14.95%) Citrix
7 14 (13.08%) Oracle
8 10 (9.35%) Intel
9 4 (3.74%) Sourcefire
9 4 (3.74%) LogRhythm
10 3 (2.80%) IBM
11 2 (1.87%) Cognos
11 2 (1.87%) Avaloq
11 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.87%) Fiserv
11 2 (1.87%) Lumesse
11 2 (1.87%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.93%) FalconStor
12 1 (0.93%) F5
12 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
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