Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 25 12
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 34 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 6.98% 6.53% 8.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.59% 6.78% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 29
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £396 £404 £325
90th Percentile £520 £605 £538
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £416
% change year-on-year - +14.11% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.25 £23.75 £46.25
% change year-on-year +111.58% -48.65% +5.11%

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 448 605 541
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.99% 96.34% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 425 350
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% +3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £131 £205
90th Percentile £584 £595 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.38% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £12.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +24.48% -67.87%
10th Percentile £14.40 £10.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £45.69 £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.90% -2.50% -11.11%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -3 18 £425 -15.00% 5
Dunstable - 7 - - 1
Bedford 0 2 £550 -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (20.59%) ETL
3 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
3 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma
3 6 (17.65%) Lean Six Sigma
3 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
4 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 4 (11.76%) ERP
5 4 (11.76%) Business Transformation
5 4 (11.76%) CyberArk
5 4 (11.76%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
5 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 4 (11.76%) Privileged Access Management
5 4 (11.76%) Decision-Making
5 4 (11.76%) Workshop Facilitation
6 3 (8.82%) PKI
6 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (8.82%) Tableau
6 3 (8.82%) ETL Development
6 3 (8.82%) Identity Access Management

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 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) CMS
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP BPC
1 2 (5.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.94%) Infor M3
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.94%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
1 2 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (8.82%) OLAP
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.94%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.94%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.94%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (20.59%) ETL
3 6 (17.65%) Lean Six Sigma
3 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma
3 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
4 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.76%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (11.76%) Business Transformation
5 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 4 (11.76%) Decision-Making
5 4 (11.76%) ERP
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 4 (11.76%) Privileged Access Management
5 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
5 4 (11.76%) Workshop Facilitation
6 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.82%) ETL Development
6 3 (8.82%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (8.82%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) ABAP
2 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.94%) CISA
3 1 (2.94%) CISM
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) COSO
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) CyberArk
2 3 (8.82%) Tableau
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Adobe
4 1 (2.94%) Altiris
4 1 (2.94%) Apple
4 1 (2.94%) ForeScout
4 1 (2.94%) Infor
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Symantec