The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 46 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 18 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.37% 2.01% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 2.04% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 4
Average salary £35,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.45% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,550 £50,000 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £62,750 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Consultant
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
517 490 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 96.82% 98.59% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 460 405 395
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,700 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Consultant
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Consultant Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Consultant
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +9 12 £35,500 -29.00% 2
Tamworth - 4 - -
Stafford 0 2 £46,750 -6.50% 4
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
3 12 (48.00%) SQL
4 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (40.00%) Performance Management
6 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
6 9 (36.00%) Linux
6 9 (36.00%) Apache
6 9 (36.00%) MySQL
6 9 (36.00%) Oracle
6 9 (36.00%) SNMP
6 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
6 9 (36.00%) SLA
6 9 (36.00%) Cisco
6 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
6 9 (36.00%) WMI
7 5 (20.00%) Citrix
7 5 (20.00%) SAN
7 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (20.00%) VMware
7 5 (20.00%) Line Management
7 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.00%) QA
8 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (36.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) SNMP
1 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (36.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
1 4 (16.00%) Retail
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
1 4 (16.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (36.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.00%) Line Management
2 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Workflow
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) ETL
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) VCP4
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) SLA
2 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco
1 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
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