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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 45 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 38 40 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.04% 4.05% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.27% 4.18% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 33 33 41
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £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
890 957 1193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.68% 96.86% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 744 857 1070
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +25 18 £42,500 +88.88% 4
Luton -4 11 £40,000 -25.92% 3
Dunstable +3 2 £55,750 +44.80% 1
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Cisco
3 20 (28.57%) LAN
3 20 (28.57%) WAN
3 20 (28.57%) Network Security
4 19 (27.14%) CheckPoint
4 19 (27.14%) CCSE
5 17 (24.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (22.86%) Firewall
6 16 (22.86%) Project Management
7 15 (21.43%) Finance
7 15 (21.43%) CCNP
7 15 (21.43%) CCDP
7 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (21.43%) Oracle
8 14 (20.00%) Network Management
8 14 (20.00%) CCSA
9 13 (18.57%) OSPF
9 13 (18.57%) BGP
9 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
9 13 (18.57%) MS Visio
9 13 (18.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (14.29%) Load Balancing
10 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 9 (12.86%) Java
11 9 (12.86%) VMware
11 9 (12.86%) Banking
12 8 (11.43%) Windows
12 8 (11.43%) MCSE
12 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.86%) JBoss
3 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.43%) Lync
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
1 13 (18.57%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 3 (4.29%) SAP HR
1 3 (4.29%) Summit
1 3 (4.29%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (4.29%) Finacle
1 3 (4.29%) Temenos T24
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.86%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (2.86%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.43%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.43%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.43%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.43%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) SaaS
2 1 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.57%) LAN
1 20 (28.57%) WAN
1 20 (28.57%) Network Security
2 16 (22.86%) Firewall
3 13 (18.57%) OSPF
3 13 (18.57%) BGP
3 13 (18.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.14%) Wireshark
6 4 (5.71%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.43%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.43%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (21.43%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Marketing
4 4 (5.71%) Local Government
5 3 (4.29%) Retail
5 3 (4.29%) Advertising
6 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.86%) Front Office
7 1 (1.43%) Legal
7 1 (1.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) Middleware
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (5.71%) .NET
3 3 (4.29%) HTML
3 3 (4.29%) SOAP
3 3 (4.29%) Web Services
3 3 (4.29%) REST
3 3 (4.29%) Java EE
4 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) UNIX
4 2 (2.86%) Solaris
4 2 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (22.86%) Project Management
3 14 (20.00%) Network Management
4 10 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 7 (10.00%) ITIL
5 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (7.14%) Business Development
7 4 (5.71%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.71%) B2B
8 3 (4.29%) Line Management
8 3 (4.29%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (2.86%) Time Management
9 2 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (2.86%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.86%) Change Management
9 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) Java
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.71%) C#
5 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.86%) VB
7 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.43%) VBScript
7 1 (1.43%) C
7 1 (1.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) CCSE
2 15 (21.43%) CCNP
2 15 (21.43%) CCDP
2 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (20.00%) CCSA
4 8 (11.43%) MCSE
4 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (8.57%) VCP5
6 6 (8.57%) MCP
6 6 (8.57%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (5.71%) Degree
7 4 (5.71%) MCSA
8 3 (4.29%) CCNA
9 2 (2.86%) MCTS
9 2 (2.86%) MCITP
10 1 (1.43%) VCAP
10 1 (1.43%) VTSP
10 1 (1.43%) NCDA
10 1 (1.43%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.29%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.29%) ISO 14001
2 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) XenApp
2 5 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.71%) vSphere
3 4 (5.71%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Cisco
3 19 (27.14%) CheckPoint
4 15 (21.43%) Oracle
5 9 (12.86%) VMware
6 6 (8.57%) Intel
6 6 (8.57%) Citrix
7 5 (7.14%) SAP
8 3 (4.29%) IBM
8 3 (4.29%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (4.29%) Fiserv
8 3 (4.29%) Avaloq
9 2 (2.86%) Lumesse
9 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.86%) Cognos
10 1 (1.43%) Sage
10 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.43%) HP
10 1 (1.43%) NetApp
10 1 (1.43%) SumTotal
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + £30K OTE, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £14000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + share incentive scheme + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car
Posted: 16 days ago