Period
to 16 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 16 July 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 29 14
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 31 33 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 8.33% 5.40% 10.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.99% 5.82% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 56
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £506 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.07% +6.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £329 £381 £319
90th Percentile £622 £575 £569
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £46.00
% change year-on-year -1.73% -5.98% -

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 345 567 632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.74% 92.80% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 370 440
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £256 £160 £281
90th Percentile £618 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +4.71% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £15.88 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.72% +9.48% -67.78%
10th Percentile £15.10 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.35 £23.38 £31.15
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% -13.19%

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 July 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 July 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 +14 18 £525 +2.94% 3
Bedford +4 5 £425 +4.62% 3
Dunstable -1 1 £525 -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 9 (29.03%) Information Security
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) CISSP
2 7 (22.58%) Office 365
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
4 5 (16.13%) CISA
4 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
4 5 (16.13%) CRISC
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (16.13%) Big Data
4 5 (16.13%) IT Audit
5 4 (12.90%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (12.90%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
5 4 (12.90%) MySQL
5 4 (12.90%) IIS
5 4 (12.90%) Internet
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
6 3 (9.68%) ERP
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.68%) COBIT
6 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (9.68%) SCCM
6 3 (9.68%) GDPR
6 3 (9.68%) NIST
7 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability 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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) LiveLink
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.23%) SAP CO
3 1 (3.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (3.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (3.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Office 365
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) IaaS
4 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) ISDN
2 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Big Data
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.90%) MySQL
3 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.45%) SAP HANA
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Kudu
4 1 (3.23%) HBase
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) BYOD
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Information Security
2 5 (16.13%) IT Audit
3 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.68%) ERP
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Data Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) IT Strategy
5 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) SIEM
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
5 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.45%) Web Filtering
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) CISSP
2 5 (16.13%) CISA
2 5 (16.13%) CRISC
3 2 (6.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) CSSLP
3 2 (6.45%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) COBIT
1 3 (9.68%) GDPR
1 3 (9.68%) NIST
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.23%) IFRS
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
1 1 (3.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Informatica
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) Tableau
2 2 (6.45%) Teradata
3 1 (3.23%) Avaya
3 1 (3.23%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) OpenText
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat