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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 52 81 38
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 47 14 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.47% 1.20% 5.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.68% 1.25% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 34 10 55
Average salary £55,000 £48,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,850 £47,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,600 £66,000
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
1005 1118 995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.53% 96.13% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 886 966 903
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £57,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 +25 28 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Luton +7 1 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 39 (34.82%) Network Security
3 34 (30.36%) CheckPoint
4 33 (29.46%) Cisco
4 33 (29.46%) CCNP
4 33 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (29.46%) SAP
5 30 (26.79%) CCSE
5 30 (26.79%) Firewall
5 30 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (25.00%) Windows
6 28 (25.00%) CCDP
6 28 (25.00%) WAN
7 27 (24.11%) CCSA
8 26 (23.21%) LAN
8 26 (23.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 23 (20.54%) TCP/IP
10 23 (20.54%) Active Directory
11 22 (19.64%) ERP
11 22 (19.64%) BGP
11 22 (19.64%) Load Balancing
12 21 (18.75%) OSPF
12 21 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
13 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (17.86%) Citrix
13 20 (17.86%) XenApp
14 19 (16.96%) vSphere
14 19 (16.96%) MS Exchange

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (16.96%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.57%) IIS
6 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.79%) Lync
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (16.07%) MS Visio
2 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
3 9 (8.04%) MS Office
4 2 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (11.61%) SAP MM
2 9 (8.04%) SAP ERP
2 9 (8.04%) SAP CS
3 4 (3.57%) SAP FI
3 4 (3.57%) SAP PP
3 4 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (3.57%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.68%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.79%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.89%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.89%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.89%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.89%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
2 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (34.82%) Network Security
2 30 (26.79%) Firewall
3 28 (25.00%) WAN
4 26 (23.21%) LAN
4 26 (23.21%) Cisco Nexus
5 23 (20.54%) TCP/IP
6 22 (19.64%) BGP
7 21 (18.75%) OSPF
7 21 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
8 13 (11.61%) tcpdump
8 13 (11.61%) Wireshark
9 6 (5.36%) DHCP
10 4 (3.57%) DNS
11 2 (1.79%) SAN
11 2 (1.79%) Internet
11 2 (1.79%) MPLS
11 2 (1.79%) SMTP
11 2 (1.79%) VLAN
11 2 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.68%) SAP BW
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.79%) MySQL
6 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.89%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) JDeveloper
General
1 11 (9.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.89%) Military
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) SAP ALE
2 10 (8.93%) EDI
3 9 (8.04%) .NET
4 6 (5.36%) Web Services
5 3 (2.68%) SAP Smart Forms
5 3 (2.68%) SOAP
6 2 (1.79%) SAP XI
6 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.79%) SAP PI
6 2 (1.79%) J2EE
7 1 (0.89%) XML
7 1 (0.89%) XSLT
7 1 (0.89%) BAPI
7 1 (0.89%) WSDL
7 1 (0.89%) Middleware
7 1 (0.89%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (16.96%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.14%) PKI
4 5 (4.46%) GIS
5 4 (3.57%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.79%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.79%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.00%) Windows
2 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.79%) UNIX
5 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.79%) Linux
5 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (19.64%) ERP
2 22 (19.64%) Load Balancing
3 18 (16.07%) Network Management
3 18 (16.07%) Service Management
4 17 (15.18%) ITIL
5 14 (12.50%) Server Building
6 11 (9.82%) Logistics
7 10 (8.93%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.36%) Time Management
9 5 (4.46%) Information Security
9 5 (4.46%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.68%) Process Management
11 3 (2.68%) Network Design
11 3 (2.68%) Business Analysis
11 3 (2.68%) Identity Management
12 2 (1.79%) Change Management
12 2 (1.79%) ETL
12 2 (1.79%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.36%) ABAP
1 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.68%) SAPscript
3 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.79%) SQL
3 2 (1.79%) R
4 1 (0.89%) SOQL
4 1 (0.89%) Java
4 1 (0.89%) XQuery
4 1 (0.89%) XPath
4 1 (0.89%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 33 (29.46%) CCNP
1 33 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (26.79%) CCSE
3 28 (25.00%) CCDP
4 27 (24.11%) CCSA
5 16 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
6 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (13.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (13.39%) MCSE
6 15 (13.39%) MCSA
7 14 (12.50%) MCP
7 14 (12.50%) VCP5
8 10 (8.93%) CCNA
9 4 (3.57%) CCDA
10 3 (2.68%) CCIP
10 3 (2.68%) Degree
11 2 (1.79%) CISSP
12 1 (0.89%) CCIE
12 1 (0.89%) MCTS
12 1 (0.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.68%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.68%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (20.54%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.86%) XenApp
3 19 (16.96%) vSphere
4 18 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (13.39%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.79%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) SCCM
1 2 (1.79%) SCOM
1 2 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 34 (30.36%) CheckPoint
3 33 (29.46%) SAP
3 33 (29.46%) Cisco
4 20 (17.86%) Citrix
5 19 (16.96%) VMware
6 14 (12.50%) Intel
7 11 (9.82%) Oracle
8 7 (6.25%) F5
9 4 (3.57%) LogRhythm
9 4 (3.57%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.79%) Symantec
10 2 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.79%) Proofpoint
11 1 (0.89%) FalconStor
11 1 (0.89%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.89%) CA
11 1 (0.89%) CommVault
11 1 (0.89%) OpenText
Luton, Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £10 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
e-Recruiter
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Easy commute from Hatfield Bedford Hertford St...
Questor Resourcing
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Salary: £16000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
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