An IT consultant works in partnership with clients, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems. They work to improve the structure and efficiency of IT systems in various organizations.
|What to expect||The job is mostly office-based, working as a member of a project team. You'll often be based on clients' premises. Jobs are available in many large towns and cities in the UK, with client sites located throughout the country, but most employers are based in London and the South East.|
|Working hours||Although the hours worked are generally 9am to 5pm, the nature of the industry means that extra hours are often required to meet deadlines.|
|Salary||Salary is dependent on location, size and type of employer and is usually performance-related.|
|Responsibilities||Your duties as an IT consultant will vary depending on the nature of the project, but may include: meeting with clients to determine requirements; working with clients to define the scope of a project;|