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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 53 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.71% 3.83% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 3.87% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 6
Average daily rate £375 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.74% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -8.33%
Consultant
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
412 310 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.40% 99.04% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 239 161
Average daily rate £338 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £164.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 9 February 2016, 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 6 (24.00%) SAP
2 5 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) CRM
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (12.00%) Selenium
4 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) .NET
5 2 (8.00%) Web Services
5 2 (8.00%) Middleware
5 2 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.00%) Banking
5 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (8.00%) BDD
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) EJB
2 1 (4.00%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) JAX-WS
2 1 (4.00%) JPA
2 1 (4.00%) JSF
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) UDDI
2 1 (4.00%) WSDL
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) FMCG
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) CRM
2 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.00%) BDD
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.00%) BPEL
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) DevOps
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
4 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) SAP
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) VMware