The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 40 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.58% 5.17% 5.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 5.49% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £335 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -21.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £250 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £368 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £19.17 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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 contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
366 273 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.32% 94.14% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 183 129
Average daily rate £350 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.97 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.74% +17.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.75 £12.50 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £19.17 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) NAS
3 7 (25.93%) Replication
3 7 (25.93%) NFS
3 7 (25.93%) NetApp
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) DNS
4 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 4 (14.81%) XenApp
4 4 (14.81%) XenDesktop
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.11%) CRM
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 3 (11.11%) Business Objects
5 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 3 (11.11%) SAP
5 3 (11.11%) Finance
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (11.11%) Marketing
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (7.41%) Xcelsius
6 2 (7.41%) Thunderhead
6 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.41%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) NAS
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) SMS
3 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.41%) SAP BW
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.41%) Xcelsius
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (7.41%) WebCenter
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.70%) JRockit
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
1 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
2 3 (11.11%) CRM
2 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.41%) SOA
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Data Transformation
4 1 (3.70%) Transition Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (3.70%) Line Management
4 1 (3.70%) Coaching
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CCA
3 1 (3.70%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) NFS
2 4 (14.81%) XenApp
2 4 (14.81%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) NetApp
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Business Objects
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Thunderhead
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft