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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 36 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.36% 2.87% 5.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 3.00% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate
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£322 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.07% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -23.61%
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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
371 267 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.38% 95.70% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 186 96
Average daily rate £325 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -38.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £132.30 £18.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) NAS
3 7 (18.42%) NFS
3 7 (18.42%) NetApp
3 7 (18.42%) Replication
4 6 (15.79%) Java
4 6 (15.79%) Scala
4 6 (15.79%) Akka
4 6 (15.79%) Play Framework
5 5 (13.16%) CRM
6 4 (10.53%) VMware
6 4 (10.53%) Finance
6 4 (10.53%) Citrix
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) DNS
6 4 (10.53%) Windows
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.53%) XenApp
6 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
7 3 (7.89%) Marketing
7 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (7.89%) Business Objects
7 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
7 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
7 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.89%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.89%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.63%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.26%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) NAS
2 4 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) SMS
3 2 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.26%) SAP BW
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.26%) Xcelsius
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Akka
1 6 (15.79%) Play Framework
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (5.26%) WebCenter
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) JRockit
3 1 (2.63%) J2EE
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Replication
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
1 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) CRM
2 4 (10.53%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) SOA
5 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.63%) Service Management
5 1 (2.63%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL
5 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.63%) Scrum
5 1 (2.63%) Information Security
5 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.63%) Data Management
5 1 (2.63%) Document Management
5 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.63%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Java
1 6 (15.79%) Scala
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) CCA
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ACCA
4 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) NFS
2 4 (10.53%) XenApp
2 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) NetApp
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Business Objects
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) Thunderhead
5 1 (2.63%) McAfee