Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 21 September 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 28 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.05% 9.02% 8.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.45% 9.37% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 48 37
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.37% +7.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £366
90th Percentile £527 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £486 £443
% change year-on-year -7.46% +9.89% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £89.25 £46.50
% change year-on-year -43.98% +91.94% +30.07%

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 514 651 637
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.78% 96.30% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 450 426
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.17% +2.06% +5.92%
10th Percentile £162 £263 £215
90th Percentile £584 £575 £604
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 15
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -62.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.05 £11.90
90th Percentile £23.00 £22.35 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.41
% change year-on-year -3.78% -11.81% -0.44%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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 -6 18 £450 -9.09% 4
Dunstable -5 2 - - 1
Bedford -8 1 £350 -22.22% 2
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Six Sigma
2 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (17.86%) Process Improvement
3 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (14.29%) PKI
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.29%) Information Security
3 4 (14.29%) ERP
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 4 (14.29%) CISSP
4 3 (10.71%) ETL
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Windows
4 3 (10.71%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (10.71%) BPMN
4 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 3 (10.71%) COSO
4 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 3 (10.71%) Office 365
4 3 (10.71%) Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Infor M3
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Office 365
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.14%) IaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Akamai
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) SSL
2 2 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 2 (7.14%) OLAP
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (7.14%) CMDB
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Process Improvement
1 5 (17.86%) Six Sigma
1 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (14.29%) ERP
2 4 (14.29%) Information Security
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 3 (10.71%) Analytics
3 3 (10.71%) BPMN
3 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) ETL
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (10.71%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (7.14%) Compliance Management
4 2 (7.14%) Decision-Making
4 2 (7.14%) FMEA
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CISSP
2 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (3.57%) CISA
4 1 (3.57%) CISM
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) COSO
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) COBIT
3 1 (3.57%) GDPR
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) Jamf Pro
1 2 (7.14%) Terraform
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe
3 2 (7.14%) Altiris
3 2 (7.14%) Apple
3 2 (7.14%) Cloudera
3 2 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (3.57%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) ForeScout
4 1 (3.57%) Infor
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat