Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 25 July 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 47 59
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 55 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.13% 4.04% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.31% 4.11% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 19
South Wales median daily rate £463 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £316 £295
90th Percentile £613 £620 £550
Wales median daily rate £475 £410 £450
% change year-on-year +15.85% -8.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
South Wales median hourly rate £16.28 - £16.25
10th Percentile £16.17 - £12.13
90th Percentile £16.39 - £19.38
Wales median hourly rate £16.28 - £16.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1036 1022 1050
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.55% 98.36% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 674 762
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £210 £200
90th Percentile £538 £513 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 69 48
South Wales median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% +20.35% -11.72%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.30 £9.68
90th Percentile £77.50 £69.20 £25.53
Wales median hourly rate £21.13 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +36.29% +14.81% -10.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in South Wales

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in South Wales

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in South Wales over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in South Wales

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in South Wales

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +22 36 £450 +28.57% 2
Newport +3 5 £575 +53.33% 1
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - - 1
Bridgend -4 1 £350 -12.50%
Consultant
Wales

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 South Wales region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 17 (30.91%) SAP
2 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.36%) Oracle
4 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.91%) Finance
4 6 (10.91%) Migration
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 5 (9.09%) C#
5 5 (9.09%) SQL
5 5 (9.09%) Coaching
5 5 (9.09%) User Experience
6 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
6 4 (7.27%) Contract Management
6 4 (7.27%) Windows
6 4 (7.27%) Python
6 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.27%) Software AG
6 4 (7.27%) VMware
6 4 (7.27%) Teradata
7 3 (5.45%) Selenium
7 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.45%) Ariba
7 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.45%) Analytics
7 3 (5.45%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 (3.64%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.64%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.64%) PowerExchange
1 2 (3.64%) SAS
1 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.82%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.82%) SAP HCM
1 1 (1.82%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.82%) SAP MRS
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (1.82%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.82%) SAP SRM
1 1 (1.82%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Network Security
1 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.82%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.45%) Big Data
3 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.64%) HBase
4 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.82%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.82%) GIS
5 1 (1.82%) Ingres
5 1 (1.82%) OLAP
5 1 (1.82%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.45%) Selenium
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
2 2 (3.64%) Subversion
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.82%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.82%) JUnit
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
1 2 (3.64%) HTML
1 2 (3.64%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.82%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) DHTML
2 1 (1.82%) ODBC
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.82%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (1.82%) WCF
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) User Experience
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.82%) Fintech
3 1 (1.82%) iSeries
3 1 (1.82%) NHS
3 1 (1.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Solaris
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (10.91%) Migration
3 5 (9.09%) Coaching
4 4 (7.27%) Contract Management
5 3 (5.45%) Analytics
5 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.45%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.45%) Scrum
5 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.64%) BDD
6 2 (3.64%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.64%) Data Management
6 2 (3.64%) ETL
6 2 (3.64%) Project Management
6 2 (3.64%) Six Sigma
6 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.64%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) C#
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) Python
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.64%) R
3 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) ABAP
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) Korn
4 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.82%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.82%) HL7
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) SAP
2 9 (16.36%) Oracle
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.27%) Software AG
4 4 (7.27%) Teradata
4 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Ariba
6 2 (3.64%) CA
6 2 (3.64%) Cloudera
6 2 (3.64%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.64%) ForgeRock
6 2 (3.64%) Informatica
6 2 (3.64%) NetApp
6 2 (3.64%) Sun
6 2 (3.64%) webMethods
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix
7 1 (1.82%) McAfee
7 1 (1.82%) Proofpoint
7 1 (1.82%) Sitecore