Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 3.70% 14.81% 14.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 15.09% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 7
Bedford median daily rate - £358 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.56% +6.51%
Bedfordshire median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £10.00

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 81 106 59
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 98.15% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 71 47
Bedford median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £125 £263 £246
90th Percentile £500 £450 £484
Bedfordshire median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 3
Bedford median hourly rate £15.00 £11.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.51% -62.27% +91.69%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.05 £40.00
% change year-on-year +24.48% -69.88% +128.57%

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 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 3 (100.00%) SAP
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) SAP Implementation
2 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (66.67%) SAP BW
2 2 (66.67%) NetWeaver
2 2 (66.67%) SAPscript
2 2 (66.67%) SAP SD
2 2 (66.67%) SAP MM
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (33.33%) SAP CO
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SAP MM
1 2 (66.67%) SAP SD
2 1 (33.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) SAP BW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Smart Forms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SAP Implementation
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SAPscript
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP