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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 35 72 45
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 62 27 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.76% 2.62% 5.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 2.73% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 53 24 50
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £85,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
1021 990 1100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.80% 96.12% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 787 908 971
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 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +42 26 £45,000 -47.05% 4
Luton +3 17 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Dunstable +1 1 £57,500 +49.35% 1
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.92%) Cisco
2 21 (26.92%) Network Security
3 20 (25.64%) CCNP
3 20 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (25.64%) CheckPoint
3 20 (25.64%) Finance
4 19 (24.36%) MS Excel
4 19 (24.36%) CCSE
5 18 (23.08%) WAN
6 17 (21.79%) CCDP
6 17 (21.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (21.79%) Firewall
7 16 (20.51%) CCSA
7 16 (20.51%) LAN
7 16 (20.51%) MS Visio
7 16 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (19.23%) Oracle
8 15 (19.23%) BGP
9 14 (17.95%) OSPF
10 13 (16.67%) VMware
10 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 13 (16.67%) Windows
11 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
12 11 (14.10%) Network Management
12 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
13 10 (12.82%) MS Exchange
13 10 (12.82%) Active Directory
13 10 (12.82%) SAP
13 10 (12.82%) ITIL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.56%) JBoss
6 1 (1.28%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (24.36%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.51%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.41%) MS Office
4 2 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) SAP CO
1 6 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
1 6 (7.69%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.85%) SAP MM
2 3 (3.85%) Summit
2 3 (3.85%) Finacle
2 3 (3.85%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (3.85%) Temenos T24
3 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.56%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (2.56%) SAP SD
3 2 (2.56%) SAP PS
4 1 (1.28%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.28%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.28%) SAP CS
4 1 (1.28%) SalesLogix
4 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.28%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.92%) Network Security
2 18 (23.08%) WAN
3 17 (21.79%) Firewall
4 16 (20.51%) LAN
4 16 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (19.23%) BGP
6 14 (17.95%) OSPF
7 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
8 5 (6.41%) Wireshark
9 4 (5.13%) tcpdump
10 2 (2.56%) VLAN
10 2 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.56%) SMTP
10 2 (2.56%) SAN
10 2 (2.56%) Internet
10 2 (2.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.13%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (2.56%) MySQL
6 2 (2.56%) SAP BI
6 2 (2.56%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (25.64%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Local Government
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Marketing
5 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.28%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) .NET
2 6 (7.69%) Web Services
3 5 (6.41%) Middleware
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.13%) REST
4 4 (5.13%) SOAP
5 3 (3.85%) HTML
5 3 (3.85%) Java EE
6 2 (2.56%) J2EE
6 2 (2.56%) CSS
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.28%) COM
7 1 (1.28%) EDI
7 1 (1.28%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.56%) PKI
3 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.56%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.28%) GIS
4 1 (1.28%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.67%) Windows
2 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.13%) Linux
5 4 (5.13%) UNIX
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 11 (14.10%) Network Management
4 10 (12.82%) ITIL
4 10 (12.82%) Project Management
5 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.41%) ERP
6 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.13%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.13%) Line Management
7 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.85%) Time Management
9 2 (2.56%) CRM
9 2 (2.56%) Information Security
9 2 (2.56%) Service Management
9 2 (2.56%) Change Management
9 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) Java
2 8 (10.26%) SQL
3 7 (8.97%) PL/SQL
4 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.13%) C#
6 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.56%) VB
8 1 (1.28%) VC++
8 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.28%) ABAP
8 1 (1.28%) VBScript
8 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) CCNP
1 20 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (24.36%) CCSE
3 17 (21.79%) CCDP
4 16 (20.51%) CCSA
5 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.97%) Check Point Certification
5 7 (8.97%) MCSE
5 7 (8.97%) VCP4
5 7 (8.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (7.69%) VCP5
6 6 (7.69%) MCP
7 5 (6.41%) CCNA
7 5 (6.41%) MCSA
8 4 (5.13%) Degree
9 1 (1.28%) CISSP
9 1 (1.28%) CCIE
9 1 (1.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.85%) ISO 14001
2 3 (3.85%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.54%) vSphere
2 9 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.26%) XenApp
4 5 (6.41%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.56%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) SCCM
1 2 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.92%) Cisco
3 20 (25.64%) CheckPoint
4 15 (19.23%) Oracle
5 13 (16.67%) VMware
6 10 (12.82%) SAP
7 8 (10.26%) Citrix
8 6 (7.69%) Intel
9 3 (3.85%) IBM
9 3 (3.85%) Fiserv
9 3 (3.85%) LogRhythm
9 3 (3.85%) Avaloq
9 3 (3.85%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.56%) Lumesse
10 2 (2.56%) Cognos
10 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.28%) Sage
11 1 (1.28%) Cognizant
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