Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 11 17
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 34 71 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.82% 11.27% 7.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.22% 11.70% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 58 31
Bedfordshire median daily rate £510 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% +11.76% -8.60%
10th Percentile £381 £325 £285
90th Percentile £575 £566 £488
East of England median daily rate £488 £450 £439
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -7.61% - +26.03%

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 547 607 595
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.66% 96.35% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 422 400
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +0.88% -
10th Percentile £148 £275 £255
90th Percentile £583 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 31
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -67.78% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.49 £13.47 £14.00
90th Percentile £24.13 £24.15 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% -16.28% +7.50%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 19 £510 -0.49%
Bedford -7 2 £406 +4.84%
Dunstable -6 1 - - 1
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
2 7 (20.59%) Workday
3 6 (17.65%) CISSP
3 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 6 (17.65%) Information Security
3 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
4 5 (14.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 5 (14.71%) Finance
4 5 (14.71%) Retail
4 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.71%) MS Visio
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 4 (11.76%) Information Security Management
5 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (11.76%) BPMN
5 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
5 4 (11.76%) COSO
6 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (8.82%) ISMS
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (8.82%) Degree
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (8.82%) Security Management
6 3 (8.82%) GAP Analysis

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%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Workday HCM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.94%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) IaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) JBehave
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
1 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
3 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 6 (17.65%) Information Security
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
3 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma
4 4 (11.76%) BPMN
4 4 (11.76%) Information Security Management
4 4 (11.76%) Lean Six Sigma
4 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
4 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.82%) ERP
5 3 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) ISMS
5 3 (8.82%) Mobile Commerce
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.82%) SDLC
5 3 (8.82%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C#
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) CISSP
2 5 (14.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (8.82%) CISA
3 3 (8.82%) CISM
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.88%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) COSO
1 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) COBIT
3 1 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Workday
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat