The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Home Counties 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank - 6 12
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 0 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties - 10.61% 16.67%
As % of the Job Titles category - 11.48% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 5
Average salary - £65,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Home Counties 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
Home Counties
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9 61 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 90.00% 92.42% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 51 42
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Consultant
Salary Trend in the Home Counties

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

Consultant Salary Trend in the Home Counties

Consultant
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Market Research
2 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) IBM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Market Research
1 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM