The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 49 43 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 12 16 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.25% 3.46% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 3.64% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 16
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.48%
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 Suffolk 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
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
521 440 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.57% 95.03% 97.66%
Number of salaries quoted 426 339 470
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Consultant
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Consultant Salary Trend in Suffolk

Consultant
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Consultant Salary Histogram in Suffolk

Consultant
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
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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
Newmarket - 8 £35,000 -
Ipswich -13 1 £22,500 -55.00%
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (45.00%) Network Security
4 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (40.00%) SMTP
4 8 (40.00%) DHCP
4 8 (40.00%) FTP
4 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (40.00%) DNS
4 8 (40.00%) Citrix
4 8 (40.00%) Juniper
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (20.00%) Test Management
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
8 2 (10.00%) HP
8 2 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.00%) Wireless
8 2 (10.00%) Migration
8 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
8 2 (10.00%) Use Case
9 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Network Security
2 8 (40.00%) SMTP
2 8 (40.00%) DHCP
2 8 (40.00%) FTP
2 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JMeter
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (20.00%) Test Management
1 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (20.00%) Agile Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Use Case
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) BCP
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) HP ASE
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Citrix
2 8 (40.00%) Juniper
2 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) Aruba