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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 32 30 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 25 16 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.80% 3.99% 11.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.97% 4.22% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 21
Average daily rate
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£418 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-34.66% +4.16%
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
503 379 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.55% 94.51% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 214 201
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 29
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £122.00 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -4 12 £388 -13.88% 3
Bridgend -4 3 £450 -5.26% 2
Newport - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 2
Consultant
Wales

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (25.64%) SQL
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 8 (20.51%) Citrix
2 8 (20.51%) VMware
2 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.38%) Windows
5 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (12.82%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
5 5 (12.82%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (10.26%) Brocade
6 4 (10.26%) WAAS
6 4 (10.26%) Riverbed
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco
6 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
6 4 (10.26%) Juniper
6 4 (10.26%) LAN
6 4 (10.26%) WAN
6 4 (10.26%) F5
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
7 3 (7.69%) SOA
7 3 (7.69%) Linux
7 3 (7.69%) MCP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) WAAS
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (5.13%) WEP
2 2 (5.13%) WPA
2 2 (5.13%) WPA2
2 2 (5.13%) SAN
2 2 (5.13%) Wireless
2 2 (5.13%) Frame Relay
2 2 (5.13%) ATM
2 2 (5.13%) HTTP
2 2 (5.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.13%) MS Access
4 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.56%) DataStage
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) QlikView
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Middleware
1 3 (7.69%) WebCenter
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) JRockit
3 1 (2.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.69%) SOA
1 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (7.69%) Migration
2 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
2 2 (5.13%) CRM
2 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (2.56%) Analytics
3 1 (2.56%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (2.56%) Line Management
3 1 (2.56%) Change Control
3 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.56%) ERP
3 1 (2.56%) ETL
3 1 (2.56%) Release Management
3 1 (2.56%) Data Migration
3 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) MCP
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) CCIE
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) CCDP
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.69%) XenApp
2 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (7.69%) SCOM
2 2 (5.13%) BMC Performance Manager
2 2 (5.13%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.13%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.56%) SCSM
3 1 (2.56%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 8 (20.51%) Citrix
2 8 (20.51%) VMware
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.82%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (10.26%) Brocade
5 4 (10.26%) Riverbed
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
5 4 (10.26%) Juniper
5 4 (10.26%) F5
6 3 (7.69%) SAP
6 3 (7.69%) Symantec
7 2 (5.13%) Teradata
7 2 (5.13%) Aprimo
7 2 (5.13%) BMC
7 2 (5.13%) McAfee
7 2 (5.13%) Aruba
8 1 (2.56%) Cognos
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) IBM