The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 14 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 41 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.61% 8.10% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.06% 8.55% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 5
Median daily rate £480 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £364 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% +5.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 340 304 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.32% 94.70% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 204 237
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +14.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +4 19 £500 +17.64% 4
Bedford -7 5 £450 - 3
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 20 (28.17%) Information Security
2 16 (22.54%) CISSP
3 12 (16.90%) Retail
3 12 (16.90%) Finance
3 12 (16.90%) Oracle
4 11 (15.49%) E-Commerce
4 11 (15.49%) SIEM
5 10 (14.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (14.08%) .NET
5 10 (14.08%) CISA
5 10 (14.08%) CISM
6 9 (12.68%) PCI DSS
7 8 (11.27%) Migration
8 7 (9.86%) Security Management
8 7 (9.86%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (9.86%) SQL
8 7 (9.86%) Windows
8 7 (9.86%) Project Management
8 7 (9.86%) Security Operations
9 6 (8.45%) SANS
9 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.45%) COBIT
9 6 (8.45%) C#
9 6 (8.45%) Linux
9 6 (8.45%) GIAC
10 5 (7.04%) Validation
10 5 (7.04%) Workflow
10 5 (7.04%) ITIL
10 5 (7.04%) Python
10 5 (7.04%) Java

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 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
1 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (5.63%) Confluence
3 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.82%) HFM
3 2 (2.82%) Infor M3
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.82%) Unica
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.41%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) IaaS
1 4 (5.63%) PaaS
1 4 (5.63%) SaaS
2 3 (4.23%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.41%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Firewall
2 1 (1.41%) DHCP
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) IMAP
2 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.41%) LAN
2 1 (1.41%) Network Security
2 1 (1.41%) OSPF
2 1 (1.41%) SMTP
2 1 (1.41%) VLAN
2 1 (1.41%) VoIP
2 1 (1.41%) VRRP
2 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.41%) GIS
3 1 (1.41%) QlikView
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Ant
1 4 (5.63%) Artifactory
1 4 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.63%) JIRA
1 4 (5.63%) MSBuild
1 4 (5.63%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
1 12 (16.90%) Retail
2 4 (5.63%) Marketing
3 3 (4.23%) Advertising
3 3 (4.23%) Billing
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) .NET
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.82%) XML
4 1 (1.41%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
1 4 (5.63%) RIA
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) Social Media
3 2 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) AIX
4 1 (1.41%) HPUX
4 1 (1.41%) Solaris
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Information Security
2 11 (15.49%) E-Commerce
2 11 (15.49%) SIEM
3 8 (11.27%) Migration
4 7 (9.86%) Project Management
4 7 (9.86%) Security Management
4 7 (9.86%) Security Operations
5 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.04%) CRM
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL
6 5 (7.04%) SDLC
6 5 (7.04%) Security Architecture
6 5 (7.04%) Validation
6 5 (7.04%) Workflow
7 4 (5.63%) DevOps
7 4 (5.63%) Functional Programming
7 4 (5.63%) Network Segmentation
7 4 (5.63%) Release Automation
7 4 (5.63%) Service Management
7 4 (5.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) C#
3 5 (7.04%) Java
3 5 (7.04%) Python
4 4 (5.63%) Ruby
5 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) CISSP
2 10 (14.08%) CISA
2 10 (14.08%) CISM
3 6 (8.45%) GIAC
3 6 (8.45%) SANS
4 3 (4.23%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) CCNA
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (12.68%) PCI DSS
3 6 (8.45%) COBIT
4 5 (7.04%) GDPR
5 1 (1.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.41%) GxP
5 1 (1.41%) PMO
5 1 (1.41%) QA
5 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Oracle
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.23%) IBM
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
4 2 (2.82%) Hyperion
4 2 (2.82%) Infor
4 2 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.82%) Splunk
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) Informatica
5 1 (1.41%) Mitel
5 1 (1.41%) Tableau
5 1 (1.41%) Talend
5 1 (1.41%) Veeam
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
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