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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 75 43 57
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 24 53 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.01% 5.12% 3.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 5.40% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 19 45 15
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,400 £27,250 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,800 £70,000 £60,000
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
1153 981 964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.49% 94.69% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 986 892 845
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -10 9 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Luton -25 5 £50,000 -7.40% 2
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 17 (44.74%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 12 (31.58%) LAN
3 12 (31.58%) WAN
4 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
4 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (26.32%) CCSE
6 9 (23.68%) Network Security
6 9 (23.68%) Firewall
6 9 (23.68%) CCNP
6 9 (23.68%) CCDP
7 8 (21.05%) VMware
8 7 (18.42%) MCTS
8 7 (18.42%) MCITP
8 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (18.42%) MCSE
8 7 (18.42%) Oracle
8 7 (18.42%) Network Management
9 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
9 6 (15.79%) Windows
9 6 (15.79%) NetApp
9 6 (15.79%) CCSA
10 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
10 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
10 5 (13.16%) Project Management
10 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
10 5 (13.16%) .NET
10 5 (13.16%) SQL
10 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (7.89%) Lync
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.63%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.63%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (2.63%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) LAN
1 12 (31.58%) WAN
2 9 (23.68%) Network Security
2 9 (23.68%) Firewall
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (10.53%) OSPF
4 4 (10.53%) BGP
4 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.89%) SAN
6 2 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.26%) tcpdump
6 2 (5.26%) NAS
6 2 (5.26%) MPLS
6 2 (5.26%) BIG-IP
6 2 (5.26%) Wireshark
6 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) SQLPlus
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.63%) Essbase
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.26%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Network Management
2 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.16%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.26%) Change Control
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (5.26%) SOA
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) B2B
4 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Workflow
4 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 2 (5.26%) Matrix Management
4 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.26%) E-business
5 1 (2.63%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (2.63%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.63%) VB6
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (26.32%) CCSE
3 9 (23.68%) CCNP
3 9 (23.68%) CCDP
4 7 (18.42%) MCTS
4 7 (18.42%) MCITP
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (18.42%) MCSE
5 6 (15.79%) CCSA
6 4 (10.53%) VCAP
6 4 (10.53%) NCDA
6 4 (10.53%) NCIE
6 4 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (7.89%) VCDX
7 3 (7.89%) VTSP
8 2 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.89%) vSphere
3 3 (7.89%) XenApp
3 3 (7.89%) XenServer
3 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.26%) NFS
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.05%) VMware
5 7 (18.42%) Oracle
6 6 (15.79%) NetApp
7 4 (10.53%) Veeam
7 4 (10.53%) HP
8 3 (7.89%) Citrix
9 2 (5.26%) Lumesse
9 2 (5.26%) F5
9 2 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (2.63%) PlateSpin
10 1 (2.63%) Hyperion
10 1 (2.63%) Dell
10 1 (2.63%) EMC
10 1 (2.63%) Symantec
10 1 (2.63%) SAP
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, London, South East
Lumesse
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedfordshire
Required IT
Salary: £50K + 7K Car Allowance + Bonuses + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago