Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 23 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.60% 10.00% 14.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 10.20% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Bedford median daily rate £406 £350 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -18.84% +1.47%
10th Percentile £361 £263 £339
90th Percentile £457 £450 £478
Bedfordshire median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 77 98 56
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 98.00% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 67 45
Bedford median daily rate £350 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.23% +12.32%
10th Percentile £130 £263 £170
90th Percentile £488 £450 £475
Bedfordshire median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
Bedford median hourly rate £13.41 £11.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.38% -40.37% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.91 £18.50
90th Percentile £24.13 £18.00 £19.50
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -67.06% +136.11%

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 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) GDPR

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%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle