The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 52 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 21 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.96% 7.66% 10.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 8.18% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 25
Average daily rate
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£405 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £490 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £19.09 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +104.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
Consultant
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
686 477 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.76% 93.71% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 234 259
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 42
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.91% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.05 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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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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
South Wales -20 17 £400 -11.11% 5
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
3 11 (23.40%) Oracle
4 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
4 8 (17.02%) Windows
4 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.89%) SAP
5 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
6 5 (10.64%) ERP
6 5 (10.64%) Finance
7 4 (8.51%) SAP Basis
7 4 (8.51%) VMware
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
7 4 (8.51%) Brocade
7 4 (8.51%) QA
7 4 (8.51%) LAN
7 4 (8.51%) WAN
7 4 (8.51%) Cisco
7 4 (8.51%) Linux
7 4 (8.51%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
7 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (8.51%) Citrix
7 4 (8.51%) Juniper
7 4 (8.51%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (8.51%) Symantec
7 4 (8.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (8.51%) F5

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.13%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.13%) Agresso
2 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) LAN
1 4 (8.51%) WAN
1 4 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (8.51%) WAAS
2 2 (4.26%) WEP
2 2 (4.26%) WPA
2 2 (4.26%) Wireless
2 2 (4.26%) Frame Relay
2 2 (4.26%) ATM
2 2 (4.26%) SNMP
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 2 (4.26%) WPA2
3 1 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) MS Access
5 2 (4.26%) QlikView
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
6 1 (2.13%) DataStage
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Advertising
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) SAP Basis
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (6.38%) WebCenter
2 3 (6.38%) Middleware
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (2.13%) JRockit
4 1 (2.13%) SAP BC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Replication
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.38%) UNIX
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) ERP
2 4 (8.51%) Migration
3 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
3 3 (6.38%) SOA
4 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.26%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.26%) ETL
4 2 (4.26%) CRM
4 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.26%) Analytics
4 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.13%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (2.13%) Release Management
5 1 (2.13%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (2.13%) Master Data Management
5 1 (2.13%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (2.13%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) C
4 1 (2.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.26%) MCP
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.26%) CCIE
4 2 (4.26%) CCNP
4 2 (4.26%) CCDP
5 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) XenApp
2 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.26%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) NFS
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.38%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.26%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (4.26%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (2.13%) Puppet
4 1 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.13%) SCSM
4 1 (2.13%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) SAP
4 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) Brocade
4 4 (8.51%) Cisco
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix
4 4 (8.51%) Juniper
4 4 (8.51%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (8.51%) Symantec
4 4 (8.51%) F5
4 4 (8.51%) Riverbed
5 3 (6.38%) McAfee
6 2 (4.26%) Teradata
6 2 (4.26%) Aprimo
6 2 (4.26%) BMC
6 2 (4.26%) Sophos
6 2 (4.26%) Aruba
7 1 (2.13%) Talend
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp