Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 15 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 3.23% 3.85% 14.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 3.85% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Bedford median daily rate £550 - £358
10th Percentile £525 - £325
90th Percentile £575 - £441
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedford
Contract vacancies in Bedford with a recognized job title 55 78 106
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 88.71% 100.00% 98.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 53 72
Bedford median daily rate £400 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -16.00% -
10th Percentile £160 £125 £263
90th Percentile £506 £500 £450
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £426 £425
% change year-on-year -0.29% +0.29% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Bedford median hourly rate £18.88 £15.00 £11.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.83% +32.51% -62.27%
10th Percentile £15.38 £10.16 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.63 £23.75 £11.33
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £12.05
% change year-on-year +30.00% +24.48% -67.87%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Bedford

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Bedford

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Bedford

Consultant Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedford region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) ABAP
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (50.00%) Web Dynpro
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) SAP BPC
1 1 (50.00%) SAP HANA
1 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (50.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 1 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (50.00%) SAP S/4HANA

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP BPC
1 1 (50.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (50.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Dynpro
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 1 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) ABAP
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP