Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 14 32
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 59 52 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 8.70% 8.35% 4.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.12% 8.84% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 17
Bedfordshire median daily rate £485 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £400 £369 £358
90th Percentile £575 £536 £538
East of England median daily rate £485 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +14.12% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £10.00
East of England median hourly rate £77.50 £46.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +9.41% +26.02%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 647 588 645
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 94.38% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 378 430
Bedfordshire median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £196 £200 £212
90th Percentile £575 £579 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 46
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -64.00% +114.29%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £42.05 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.28% +4.68%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Bedfordshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +8 28 £480 +6.67%
Bedford -10 6 £450 +2.86%
Dunstable - 1 £500 -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (30.51%) Information Security
2 17 (28.81%) Retail
3 15 (25.42%) Project Management
4 14 (23.73%) CISSP
5 13 (22.03%) E-Commerce
6 12 (20.34%) Security Management
6 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (20.34%) PCI DSS
7 11 (18.64%) Business Continuity
7 11 (18.64%) CISA
7 11 (18.64%) CISM
7 11 (18.64%) ITIL
7 11 (18.64%) Security Architecture
7 11 (18.64%) SDLC
8 10 (16.95%) Information Security Management
8 10 (16.95%) ISMS
9 9 (15.25%) Degree
9 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
9 9 (15.25%) Compliance Management
9 9 (15.25%) Risk and Compliance Management
10 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
10 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (13.56%) Finance
10 8 (13.56%) Mobile Commerce
11 7 (11.86%) Python
11 7 (11.86%) Java
12 6 (10.17%) SAP
12 6 (10.17%) Windows
12 6 (10.17%) Ruby
12 6 (10.17%) JIRA

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 6 (10.17%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Infor M3
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.08%) SAP SD
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.39%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.69%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.69%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.78%) Office 365
3 3 (5.08%) OneDrive
3 3 (5.08%) Yammer
4 2 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.39%) IaaS
4 2 (3.39%) PaaS
4 2 (3.39%) SaaS
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Skype
2 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.39%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.69%) Big Data
4 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) JIRA
2 5 (8.47%) Ant
2 5 (8.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (8.47%) TeamCity
3 4 (6.78%) Artifactory
3 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.78%) MSBuild
3 4 (6.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.39%) JBehave
4 2 (3.39%) Selenium
4 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) JUnit
5 1 (1.69%) Maven
5 1 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.69%) TestNG
5 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (28.81%) Retail
2 8 (13.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Advertising
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (1.69%) MDX
3 1 (1.69%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.47%) RIA
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) AIX
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) HPUX
3 1 (1.69%) Solaris
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Information Security
2 15 (25.42%) Project Management
3 13 (22.03%) E-Commerce
4 12 (20.34%) Security Management
5 11 (18.64%) Business Continuity
5 11 (18.64%) ITIL
5 11 (18.64%) SDLC
5 11 (18.64%) Security Architecture
6 10 (16.95%) Information Security Management
6 10 (16.95%) ISMS
7 9 (15.25%) Compliance Management
7 9 (15.25%) Risk and Compliance Management
8 8 (13.56%) Mobile Commerce
8 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.47%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (8.47%) Privileged Access Management
10 4 (6.78%) DevOps
10 4 (6.78%) ETL
10 4 (6.78%) Functional Programming
10 4 (6.78%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) Java
1 7 (11.86%) Python
2 6 (10.17%) Ruby
3 5 (8.47%) SQL
4 2 (3.39%) C#
4 2 (3.39%) Perl
4 2 (3.39%) SAPscript
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) CISSP
2 11 (18.64%) CISA
2 11 (18.64%) CISM
3 9 (15.25%) Degree
4 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.39%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (20.34%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.47%) GDPR
3 3 (5.08%) COBIT
4 2 (3.39%) QA
5 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Ansible
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) SAP
2 5 (8.47%) CyberArk
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.39%) Infor
5 1 (1.69%) Informatica
5 1 (1.69%) Pega
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.69%) Splunk
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec
5 1 (1.69%) Tableau
5 1 (1.69%) Talend
5 1 (1.69%) Veeam
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) Workday