The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 19 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.29% 5.42% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 5.77% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
Average daily rate £413 £388 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -12.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £545 £649
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
332 156 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 92.48% 93.98% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 103 95
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £213 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.91 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
South Wales

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Cardiff region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Cardiff region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) SAP
3 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (20.00%) CRM
3 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) Scala
3 5 (20.00%) Akka
3 5 (20.00%) Play Framework
4 4 (16.00%) SCCM
4 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (12.00%) .NET
5 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (8.00%) SAP MII
6 2 (8.00%) Kentico
6 2 (8.00%) InfoPath
6 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (8.00%) Document Management
6 2 (8.00%) SQL
6 2 (8.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) Eclipse

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.00%) Kentico
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.00%) NetWeaver
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.00%) SAP MII
2 2 (8.00%) SAP CRM
3 1 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (4.00%) SAP SD
3 1 (4.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (4.00%) SAP MM
3 1 (4.00%) SAP PP
3 1 (4.00%) SAP WM
3 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (4.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (4.00%) SAP LE
3 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) FrontPage
General
1 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Akka
1 5 (20.00%) Play Framework
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) JSP
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) XSLT
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) Swing
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) WebCenter
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) CRM
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Document Management
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) SOA
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) Scala
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CCA
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) McAfee