The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 32 33
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 17 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.21% 2.78% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 2.87% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
Median daily rate £488 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.80% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £358 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £418 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £50.75
% change year-on-year +6.10% -1.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 313 279 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 96.01% 96.88% 97.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 192 251
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.63 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Cardiff

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Cardiff

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Cardiff over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Cardiff

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Cardiff

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Cardiff region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 14 (36.84%) SAP
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (13.16%) Finance
4 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) Python
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (13.16%) User Experience
5 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
5 4 (10.53%) Big Data
5 4 (10.53%) Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
5 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) VMware
5 4 (10.53%) Teradata
6 3 (7.89%) Degree
6 3 (7.89%) Use Case
6 3 (7.89%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) SAP Certification
6 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.89%) Windows
6 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
6 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
6 3 (7.89%) R
6 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (7.89%) Cloud Foundry

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 3 (7.89%) Apache Spark
1 3 (7.89%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) PowerExchange
2 1 (2.63%) SAS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP HR
1 2 (5.26%) SAP MRS
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.63%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.63%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Network Security
1 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.63%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Big Data
1 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.89%) HBase
2 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.63%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.63%) GIS
4 1 (2.63%) OLAP
4 1 (2.63%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.63%) JUnit
1 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.63%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.63%) Fintech
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Solaris
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.53%) Analytics
3 4 (10.53%) Migration
4 3 (7.89%) Business Analytics
4 3 (7.89%) Coaching
4 3 (7.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (7.89%) MapReduce
4 3 (7.89%) Project Management
4 3 (7.89%) Use Case
5 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
5 2 (5.26%) Information Security
5 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (5.26%) Scrum
5 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Python
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) R
3 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
1 3 (7.89%) SAP Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) HL7
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.63%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) SAP
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.53%) Teradata
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 3 (7.89%) Cloudera
5 2 (5.26%) CA
5 2 (5.26%) CyberArk
5 2 (5.26%) ForgeRock
5 2 (5.26%) NetApp
5 2 (5.26%) Sun
6 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.63%) Informatica
6 1 (2.63%) McAfee
6 1 (2.63%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.63%) Software AG
6 1 (2.63%) webMethods
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago