Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 19 49
Rank change year-on-year -13 +30 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 25 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.17% 6.46% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.34% 6.64% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 19
Cardiff median daily rate £475 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +29.03% +29.17%
10th Percentile £362 £325 £313
90th Percentile £555 £603 £488
South Wales median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year - +16.13% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £20.00
South Wales median hourly rate - - £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 576 542 856
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 97.31% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 408 697
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £174 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 23
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.12 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.96% -10.71% +9.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.70 £9.80
90th Percentile £25.47 £35.40 £23.30
South Wales median hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £15.81
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.72% +17.07%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 6 (24.00%) SAP
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Genesys
3 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) SMS
3 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.00%) Subversion
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 2 (8.00%) VB6
4 2 (8.00%) SAP CO
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
4 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) Ariba
4 2 (8.00%) User Stories
4 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow

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 1 (4.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (4.00%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP CO
1 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
1 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP MRS
2 1 (4.00%) SAP PM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) SMS
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) GIS
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.00%) BDD
3 2 (8.00%) Context-Driven Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Scrum
3 2 (8.00%) Source to Pay
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.00%) User Stories
4 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Data Management
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) C++
2 2 (8.00%) VB
2 2 (8.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.00%) IFRS
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) SAP
2 4 (16.00%) Genesys
3 2 (8.00%) Ariba
4 1 (4.00%) Facebook
4 1 (4.00%) Informatica
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Teradata
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter