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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 19 39 66
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 83 44 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.77% 4.39% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.31% 4.55% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 80 38 28
Average salary £54,500 £41,250 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.12% -24.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £22,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £54,300 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £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
734 966 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.20% 96.31% 98.54%
Number of salaries quoted 660 784 908
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +28 43 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Luton -6 2 - - 2
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 57 (40.14%) Presales
2 39 (27.46%) Microsoft
3 35 (24.65%) SQL
4 34 (23.94%) OS/400
4 34 (23.94%) Information Security
4 34 (23.94%) iSeries
5 33 (23.24%) Performance Analysis
6 31 (21.83%) MS Excel
7 30 (21.13%) Firewall
8 29 (20.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (20.42%) MQSeries
8 29 (20.42%) RPG
8 29 (20.42%) PCI DSS
8 29 (20.42%) WebSphere
9 28 (19.72%) AS400
10 26 (18.31%) Intel
11 25 (17.61%) ITIL
12 23 (16.20%) WAN
12 23 (16.20%) Finance
12 23 (16.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 23 (16.20%) Data Centre
13 22 (15.49%) CISA
13 22 (15.49%) CISM
13 22 (15.49%) CISSP
13 22 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (15.49%) CheckPoint
13 22 (15.49%) CCNP
13 22 (15.49%) CCDP
13 22 (15.49%) Cisco
13 22 (15.49%) LAN

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 29 (20.42%) MQSeries
1 29 (20.42%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.52%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.82%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 31 (21.83%) MS Excel
2 21 (14.79%) MS Office
3 10 (7.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (4.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (4.23%) SAP SD
2 5 (3.52%) SAP CO
2 5 (3.52%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.82%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (2.82%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.70%) Finacle
4 1 (0.70%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.70%) SAP CS
4 1 (0.70%) Summit
4 1 (0.70%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.13%) Firewall
2 23 (16.20%) WAN
3 22 (15.49%) LAN
4 17 (11.97%) BGP
4 17 (11.97%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (11.97%) Network Security
4 17 (11.97%) OSPF
5 16 (11.27%) Spanning Tree
5 16 (11.27%) TCP/IP
5 16 (11.27%) tcpdump
5 16 (11.27%) Wireshark
6 4 (2.82%) LDAP
7 2 (1.41%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.41%) SAN
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.70%) Internet
8 1 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
General
1 23 (16.20%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Banking
2 4 (2.82%) Billing
3 2 (1.41%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.41%) Publishing
4 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.70%) German Language
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.27%) .NET
1 16 (11.27%) J2EE
2 14 (9.86%) Flash
3 8 (5.63%) SAP PI
3 8 (5.63%) SAP XI
4 7 (4.93%) SAP ALE
4 7 (4.93%) SAP Smart Forms
5 4 (2.82%) REST
5 4 (2.82%) RESTful
5 4 (2.82%) SailPoint
5 4 (2.82%) SOAP
5 4 (2.82%) Web Services
6 2 (1.41%) Middleware
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.70%) COM
7 1 (0.70%) Java EE
7 1 (0.70%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.94%) iSeries
2 28 (19.72%) AS400
3 23 (16.20%) Data Centre
4 21 (14.79%) Management Information System
5 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (9.15%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.23%) Driving Licence
8 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.94%) OS/400
2 21 (14.79%) Windows
3 15 (10.56%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.82%) Unix
6 1 (0.70%) HPUX
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (40.14%) Presales
2 34 (23.94%) Information Security
3 33 (23.24%) Performance Analysis
4 29 (20.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (17.61%) ITIL
6 21 (14.79%) Data Security
6 21 (14.79%) GAP Analysis
7 20 (14.08%) Time Management
8 19 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (9.15%) Identity Access Management
10 13 (9.15%) Identity Management
10 13 (9.15%) Information Governance
10 13 (9.15%) Requirements Analysis
10 13 (9.15%) Risk Management
11 12 (8.45%) Load Balancing
11 12 (8.45%) Mentoring
12 11 (7.75%) High Availability
13 10 (7.04%) Network Management
14 9 (6.34%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.65%) SQL
2 29 (20.42%) RPG
3 17 (11.97%) Java
4 12 (8.45%) C#
5 9 (6.34%) VB
5 9 (6.34%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.93%) ABAP
6 7 (4.93%) SAPscript
7 4 (2.82%) C
7 4 (2.82%) C++
7 4 (2.82%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (15.49%) CCDP
1 22 (15.49%) CCNP
1 22 (15.49%) CISA
1 22 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (15.49%) CISM
1 22 (15.49%) CISSP
2 18 (12.68%) CCSA
2 18 (12.68%) CCSE
3 14 (9.86%) Degree
3 14 (9.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (9.15%) MCP
4 13 (9.15%) MCSA
4 13 (9.15%) MCSE
4 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (9.15%) PCI QSA
4 13 (9.15%) VCP5
5 8 (5.63%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (2.82%) VCAP
7 3 (2.11%) MCITP
7 3 (2.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (20.42%) PCI DSS
2 23 (16.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (9.86%) VMware ESX
1 14 (9.86%) vSphere
2 12 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (7.04%) XenApp
Vendors
1 39 (27.46%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.31%) Intel
3 22 (15.49%) CheckPoint
3 22 (15.49%) Cisco
3 22 (15.49%) SAP
4 16 (11.27%) IBM
4 16 (11.27%) VMware
5 14 (9.86%) F5
5 14 (9.86%) Oracle
6 11 (7.75%) Citrix
7 5 (3.52%) Lotus
8 4 (2.82%) CA
8 4 (2.82%) Dell
9 1 (0.70%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.70%) Fiserv
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Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 8 days ago
Luton
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
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