The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Thames Valley 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Consultant 16 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 40.00% 19.51% 23.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 42.11% 21.05% 24.32%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 1
Average salary £60,000 £72,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
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 Thames Valley 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
Thames Valley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
38 38 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 95.00% 92.68% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 30 31 19
Average salary £61,250 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £55,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 Thames Valley

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Consultant Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Consultant across the Thames Valley region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Consultant Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 17 (54.84%) Finance
2 15 (48.39%) SAP
3 14 (45.16%) Oracle
3 14 (45.16%) Data Analysis
3 14 (45.16%) Financial Modelling
3 14 (45.16%) Analytics
4 12 (38.71%) ERP
4 12 (38.71%) SAS
4 12 (38.71%) CISA
4 12 (38.71%) Management Information System
4 12 (38.71%) Risk Management
4 12 (38.71%) Business Analysis
4 12 (38.71%) Degree
4 12 (38.71%) SAP Business One
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Hyperion
6 4 (12.90%) Change Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Management
6 4 (12.90%) IT Governance
6 4 (12.90%) Data Integration
6 4 (12.90%) SaaS
6 4 (12.90%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
7 3 (9.68%) Windows
7 3 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (9.68%) Retail
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (6.45%) C#
8 2 (6.45%) Java
8 2 (6.45%) .NET

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 (38.71%) SAS
2 3 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (38.71%) SAP Business One
2 2 (6.45%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (6.45%) HFM
2 2 (6.45%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) SaaS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) Office 365
4 1 (3.23%) IaaS
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.45%) Essbase
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (54.84%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) J2EE
1 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.45%) XML
1 2 (6.45%) WCF
1 2 (6.45%) WF
1 2 (6.45%) AppFabric
2 1 (3.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Data Analysis
1 14 (45.16%) Financial Modelling
1 14 (45.16%) Analytics
2 12 (38.71%) Business Analysis
2 12 (38.71%) ERP
2 12 (38.71%) Risk Management
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 4 (12.90%) Data Management
4 4 (12.90%) IT Governance
4 4 (12.90%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Master Data Management
5 2 (6.45%) Time Management
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) SOA
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C#
1 2 (6.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) CISA
1 12 (38.71%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
2 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (3.23%) UAG
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
2 1 (3.23%) SCSM
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) SAP
2 14 (45.16%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Hyperion
4 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
4 2 (6.45%) Cognos
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) VMware