The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 34 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.37% 4.79% 7.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 5.15% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
Consultant
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 South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
410 505 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 92.13% 93.00% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 298 180
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £105.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 4 £450 +16.12% 5
Newport -6 1 - -
Torfaen - - - - 2
Bridgend - - - -
Consultant
Wales

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) Citrix
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) Oracle
4 6 (17.14%) Windows
4 6 (17.14%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
6 4 (11.43%) Finance
6 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
7 3 (8.57%) XenApp
7 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (8.57%) SCOM
7 3 (8.57%) QA
7 3 (8.57%) Symantec
7 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
7 3 (8.57%) Clustering
7 3 (8.57%) Teradata
7 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) SNMP
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) QlikView
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) DataStage
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (2.86%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (2.86%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) ERP
3 1 (2.86%) ETL
3 1 (2.86%) Validation
3 1 (2.86%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (2.86%) Release Management
3 1 (2.86%) Data Validation
3 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
3 1 (2.86%) High Availability
3 1 (2.86%) Change Control
3 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
3 1 (2.86%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) MCP
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
2 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (8.57%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.71%) SCSM
2 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.71%) BMC Performance Manager
2 2 (5.71%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.86%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Citrix
1 9 (25.71%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 6 (17.14%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
5 3 (8.57%) Teradata
5 3 (8.57%) SAP
6 2 (5.71%) BMC
6 2 (5.71%) Aprimo
6 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.71%) McAfee
7 1 (2.86%) Sage
7 1 (2.86%) Cognos
7 1 (2.86%) IBM