The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 7 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 7.50% 7.69% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.50% 9.09% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £438 £353 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.11% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +2.58% +1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +2.22% +24.13%  

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 40 33 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 100.00% 84.62% 97.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 23
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £170 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.47% -52.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Taleo
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) IMAP
3 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) QlikView
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange

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 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
1 1 (14.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) IMAP
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) QlikView
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
2 1 (14.29%) Scorecard
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) IBM