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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 47 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.70% 5.52% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 5.89% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 6
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£450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
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
495 594 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.38% 93.69% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 372 191
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 8 £463 +8.82% 7
Newport -14 2 - -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £450 -
Consultant
Wales

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (25.71%) Citrix
1 9 (25.71%) VMware
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) SAP
4 5 (14.29%) Windows
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.43%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
6 3 (8.57%) ServiceNow
6 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (8.57%) SCOM
6 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
6 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
6 3 (8.57%) XenApp
6 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
6 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
6 3 (8.57%) MCP
6 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.86%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
1 2 (5.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.71%) QlikView
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) DataStage
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Clustering
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
2 2 (5.71%) Social Media
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) UNIX
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
2 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.71%) Validation
3 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.71%) Analytics
3 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.86%) Coaching
4 1 (2.86%) Change Control
4 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.86%) Release Management
4 1 (2.86%) Data Validation
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.86%) High Availability
4 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
4 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.86%) ETL
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) MCP
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.86%) CIPD
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
2 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
2 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCOM
1 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.71%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (5.71%) BMC Performance Manager
2 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.71%) SCSM
3 1 (2.86%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Citrix
1 9 (25.71%) VMware
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 5 (14.29%) SAP
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.43%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (8.57%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) McAfee
6 2 (5.71%) BMC
7 1 (2.86%) Sage
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Teradata