The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 26 30 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 33 53 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.40% 5.72% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.48% 5.93% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 15
Median daily rate £375 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £323 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £581 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +111.11%
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
602 894 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 98.53% 96.54% 97.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 621 483
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 44 26
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £21.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Wales region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +22 28 £350 -12.50% 1
West Wales -3 2 - -
Mid Wales +5 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (19.23%) HTML
2 10 (19.23%) SAP
3 9 (17.31%) Scrum
3 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
5 6 (11.54%) Finance
5 6 (11.54%) CSS
5 6 (11.54%) VPN
5 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (9.62%) ITIL
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
6 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.69%) CESG
7 4 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (7.69%) Web Design
7 4 (7.69%) Information Security
7 4 (7.69%) Workflow
7 4 (7.69%) CISM
7 4 (7.69%) ITSM
7 4 (7.69%) SSL
7 4 (7.69%) CISSP
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) LDAP
7 4 (7.69%) CRM
7 4 (7.69%) Web Services

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) CloudStack
2 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) SAP HCM
2 2 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.85%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.92%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.92%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.92%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.92%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) SaaS
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) Route 53
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) VPN
2 4 (7.69%) LDAP
2 4 (7.69%) SSL
3 3 (5.77%) SAN
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.85%) DHCP
4 2 (3.85%) DNS
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.92%) Skype
5 1 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.85%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Power BI
4 1 (1.92%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
1 3 (5.77%) HP UFT
1 3 (5.77%) Selenium
1 3 (5.77%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) German Language
2 1 (1.92%) Marketing
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) HTML
2 6 (11.54%) CSS
3 4 (7.69%) HTML5
3 4 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (7.69%) Web Services
3 4 (7.69%) XML
4 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.85%) .NET
6 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.92%) ArcObjects
6 1 (1.92%) Kafka
6 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) CESG
2 4 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (5.77%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.31%) Scrum
3 7 (13.46%) Migration
4 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.62%) ITIL
5 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.69%) CRM
6 4 (7.69%) DevOps
6 4 (7.69%) Information Security
6 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 4 (7.69%) ITSM
6 4 (7.69%) Open Source
6 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 4 (7.69%) Release Management
6 4 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (7.69%) Web Design
6 4 (7.69%) Workflow
7 3 (5.77%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Analytics
8 2 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.92%) ABAP
3 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) Ruby
3 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) CISM
2 4 (7.69%) CISSP
2 4 (7.69%) CLAS
3 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.85%) CCNP
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.92%) CCA
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) vSphere
3 1 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Xen
3 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Ansible
1 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.85%) Terraform
2 1 (1.92%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.92%) Fluentd
2 1 (1.92%) Marathon
2 1 (1.92%) Mesos
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Piwik
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) SAP
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) hybris
3 4 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.77%) IBM
4 3 (5.77%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) arcserve
5 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) Dell
5 2 (3.85%) F5
5 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.85%) Symantec
5 2 (3.85%) Trend Micro
6 1 (1.92%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.92%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle