Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 4 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 11.69% 14.08% 4.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.00% 16.13% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 0
Bedford median daily rate £425 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £475 £444 £450
% change year-on-year +7.04% -1.39% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75 62 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 97.40% 87.32% 97.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 48 60
Bedford median daily rate £365 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +16.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £219 £170 £113
90th Percentile £466 £475 £500
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Bedford median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -50.00% +96.72%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.30 £10.10
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.70 £41.39
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -63.75% +53.85% +1.96%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Bedford over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (11.11%) GxP
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) UML

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 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
1 1 (11.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) IMAP
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (11.11%) GxP
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) SAP