The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 29 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 13 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.55% 6.87% 6.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 7.11% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 12
Average salary £57,500 £48,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.94% -15.21%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Consultant
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
255 253 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 89.16% 96.56% 94.97%
Number of salaries quoted 178 184 160
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Consultant
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Consultant across the Chester region.

Consultant Salary Trend in Chester

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Chester region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Chester

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (38.24%) Project Management
4 12 (35.29%) SAS
4 12 (35.29%) Oracle
5 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 8 (23.53%) Degree
6 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
6 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
6 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
6 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (20.59%) Java
6 7 (20.59%) Business Objects
6 7 (20.59%) MS Office
6 7 (20.59%) SAP
6 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma
7 6 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (17.65%) .NET
7 6 (17.65%) C
7 6 (17.65%) C++
7 6 (17.65%) Python
7 6 (17.65%) Lean Six Sigma
7 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
7 6 (17.65%) Physics
7 6 (17.65%) Statistics
7 6 (17.65%) Change Management
8 5 (14.71%) Information Management
8 5 (14.71%) SQL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (35.29%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.59%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LDAP
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (14.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 5 (14.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.82%) DB2
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (5.88%) QlikView
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.88%) French Language
3 2 (5.88%) German Language
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.94%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.94%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) EDI
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
2 6 (17.65%) Statistics
2 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 6 (17.65%) Physics
3 4 (11.76%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.94%) FMCG
4 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.94%) HACMP
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Tru64
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) AIX
4 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (38.24%) Project Management
3 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
3 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
4 6 (17.65%) Lean Six Sigma
4 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma
4 6 (17.65%) Change Management
5 5 (14.71%) Information Management
5 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
6 4 (11.76%) Business Continuity
6 4 (11.76%) Analytics
6 4 (11.76%) Business Analytics
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.82%) ERP
7 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (5.88%) High Availability
8 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) C
2 6 (17.65%) C++
2 6 (17.65%) Python
3 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (5.88%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CEH
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.94%) MCTS
4 1 (2.94%) MCITP
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) EnCE
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) HP AIS
4 1 (2.94%) HP MASE
4 1 (2.94%) VCDX
4 1 (2.94%) NCDA
4 1 (2.94%) NCIE
4 1 (2.94%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) XenApp
2 1 (2.94%) XenServer
2 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Business Objects
2 7 (20.59%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) Sybase
3 2 (5.88%) EMC
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) Tableau
4 1 (2.94%) ION Trading
4 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.94%) NetApp
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Symantec
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Dell
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) IBM