The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 66 40 52
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 31 60 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.40% 5.15% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 5.39% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22 36 18
Average salary £55,000 £54,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +32.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Consultant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1218 1113 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.42% 95.62% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 951 853 701
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Consultant
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Consultant Salary Trend in Essex

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Essex

Consultant
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +11 7 £55,000 +15.78%
Chelmsford -10 4 £62,500 +20.19%
Colchester -5 3 £42,500 -0.93%
Brentwood - 3 - - 1
Harlow -7 1 £42,000 -22.22%
Loughton - 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 21 (26.25%) Degree
2 17 (21.25%) Finance
3 16 (20.00%) Windows
4 15 (18.75%) SQL
5 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.75%) Project Management
6 10 (12.50%) Change Management
6 10 (12.50%) Citrix
7 9 (11.25%) CICS
7 9 (11.25%) JCL
7 9 (11.25%) COBOL
7 9 (11.25%) DB2
7 9 (11.25%) CMS
7 9 (11.25%) VisionPLUS
7 9 (11.25%) VSAM
8 8 (10.00%) Mathematics
8 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (10.00%) Migration
8 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 8 (10.00%) MS Office
9 7 (8.75%) Oracle
9 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
9 7 (8.75%) UNIX
9 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (8.75%) QA
10 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
10 6 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (7.50%) SAN
10 6 (7.50%) Java

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 9 (11.25%) CICS
1 9 (11.25%) CMS
2 2 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (11.25%) VisionPLUS
2 3 (3.75%) Sage 200
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.25%) SAP TEM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Force.com
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (1.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) SAN
2 5 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.50%) LAN
3 2 (2.50%) WAN
3 2 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (1.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) DB2
2 5 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) JMeter
1 1 (1.25%) JIRA
1 1 (1.25%) QADirector
1 1 (1.25%) Selenium
1 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.25%) LoadUI
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Law
2 3 (3.75%) Advertising
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) EDI
2 3 (3.75%) Mason
3 2 (2.50%) Web Services
4 1 (1.25%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
4 1 (1.25%) HTML5
4 1 (1.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) VSAM
2 8 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.50%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.25%) PMI
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) UNIX
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.50%) Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.25%) Android
7 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.75%) Project Management
2 10 (12.50%) Change Management
3 8 (10.00%) Migration
4 6 (7.50%) Information Security
4 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.25%) E-business
5 5 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 5 (6.25%) SIEM
5 5 (6.25%) Functional Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.00%) ITIL
6 4 (5.00%) ERP
6 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.75%) WFM
7 3 (3.75%) Validation
7 3 (3.75%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (3.75%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) JCL
2 9 (11.25%) COBOL
3 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
4 6 (7.50%) Java
5 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.25%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.25%) VBScript
5 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (26.25%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.25%) OCP
3 5 (6.25%) OCA
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (6.25%) MCSE
3 5 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.75%) CISSP
4 3 (3.75%) MCITP
5 2 (2.50%) VCDX
5 2 (2.50%) CSSLP
5 2 (2.50%) NCDA
5 2 (2.50%) NCIE
5 2 (2.50%) VCAP
5 2 (2.50%) VTSP
5 2 (2.50%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.50%) PMP
5 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.50%) CISM
5 2 (2.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) QA
2 5 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.50%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Data Guard
2 4 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.50%) SCOM
3 2 (2.50%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.50%) Legato
3 2 (2.50%) Puppet
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.50%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.50%) SCSM
3 2 (2.50%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.25%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Citrix
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle
4 6 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (6.25%) VMware
6 3 (3.75%) Sage
6 3 (3.75%) Genesys
7 2 (2.50%) HP
7 2 (2.50%) SAP
7 2 (2.50%) Progress
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco
7 2 (2.50%) Symantec
7 2 (2.50%) CommVault
7 2 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (1.25%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.25%) Cognizant
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