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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 31 26 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 39 25 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.70% 4.95% 12.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.95% 5.18% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 33
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
656 483 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.91% 95.64% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 268 244
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £238 £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 34 32 44
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £130.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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

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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 29 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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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 -5 25 £418 +12.83% 6
West Wales -5 1 £550 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 15 (28.85%) SAP
2 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
3 13 (25.00%) SQL
4 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 10 (19.23%) Oracle
5 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
6 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 9 (17.31%) Citrix
6 9 (17.31%) Finance
7 8 (15.38%) VMware
8 7 (13.46%) Windows
9 6 (11.54%) QA
10 5 (9.62%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL
10 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
10 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (9.62%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
11 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (7.69%) F5
11 4 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (7.69%) Juniper
11 4 (7.69%) Migration
11 4 (7.69%) Cisco
11 4 (7.69%) LAN
11 4 (7.69%) WAN
11 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
11 4 (7.69%) Data Modelling

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) SAP CO
1 3 (5.77%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (5.77%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (7.69%) LAN
1 4 (7.69%) WAN
1 4 (7.69%) WAAS
2 2 (3.85%) SAN
2 2 (3.85%) WEP
2 2 (3.85%) WPA
2 2 (3.85%) Wireless
2 2 (3.85%) Frame Relay
2 2 (3.85%) SNMP
2 2 (3.85%) ATM
2 2 (3.85%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle9i Database
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.69%) QlikView
4 3 (5.77%) DataStage
4 3 (5.77%) SAP BW
5 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.85%) MS Access
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Subversion
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.92%) SAP BC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) UNIX
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (7.69%) Migration
2 4 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 3 (5.77%) Rapid Prototyping
3 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.77%) Validation
4 2 (3.85%) ERP
4 2 (3.85%) CRM
4 2 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (3.85%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.85%) Release Management
4 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.92%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (1.92%) DevOps
5 1 (1.92%) Analytics
5 1 (1.92%) Change Control
5 1 (1.92%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.92%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.92%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.77%) MCP
4 2 (3.85%) CCIE
4 2 (3.85%) CCNP
4 2 (3.85%) CCDP
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) XenApp
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
3 3 (5.77%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCOM
1 3 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (3.85%) BMC Performance Manager
2 2 (3.85%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.92%) SCSM
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.92%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) SAP
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle
3 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (17.31%) Citrix
4 8 (15.38%) VMware
5 5 (9.62%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (7.69%) F5
6 4 (7.69%) Juniper
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco
6 4 (7.69%) Brocade
6 4 (7.69%) Riverbed
7 3 (5.77%) IBM
7 3 (5.77%) Symantec
8 2 (3.85%) McAfee
8 2 (3.85%) BMC
8 2 (3.85%) Cognos
8 2 (3.85%) Teradata
8 2 (3.85%) Aruba
8 2 (3.85%) Aprimo
9 1 (1.92%) PTC