Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 30 68
Rank change year-on-year -4 +38 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 47 61 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.60% 5.54% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 5.71% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 24
South Wales median daily rate £475 £469 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +22.15% -9.71%
10th Percentile £373 £335 £315
90th Percentile £583 £558 £478
Wales median daily rate £488 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +8.33% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate - - £20.00
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 South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 977 1,069 1,171
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 97.01% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 739 872
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £165 £179 £213
90th Percentile £513 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 67 56
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +12.28%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.35 £61.25 £47.29
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -3.45%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 -12 22 £475 -5.00% 7
Newport +15 12 £400 -21.95% 2
Bridgend +2 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Consultant
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 9 (19.15%) SAP
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Migration
3 6 (12.77%) .NET
3 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Retail
3 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
3 6 (12.77%) DevOps
4 5 (10.64%) User Experience
4 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.51%) HTML
5 4 (8.51%) CSS
5 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
5 4 (8.51%) SEO
5 4 (8.51%) Finance
5 4 (8.51%) Genesys
5 4 (8.51%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (8.51%) Subversion
5 4 (8.51%) Multivariate Testing
5 4 (8.51%) Dashboard Development
5 4 (8.51%) Docker
5 4 (8.51%) Prototyping
6 3 (6.38%) Terraform

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 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.26%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.26%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.26%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.26%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.13%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.13%) SAP MRS
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.13%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.13%) SAP PP
2 1 (2.13%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) SMS
3 2 (4.26%) DHCP
3 2 (4.26%) DNS
3 2 (4.26%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (8.51%) Subversion
4 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.13%) JMeter
General
1 6 (12.77%) Retail
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Local Government
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) CSS
2 4 (8.51%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) User Experience
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.13%) IVR
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Migration
2 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.77%) DevOps
2 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (8.51%) Dashboard Development
3 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.51%) Multivariate Testing
3 4 (8.51%) Prototyping
3 4 (8.51%) Rapid Prototyping
3 4 (8.51%) SEO
4 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.26%) Cloud Operations
5 2 (4.26%) CRM
5 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (4.26%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.26%) Six Sigma
5 2 (4.26%) Source to Pay
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) Java
1 3 (6.38%) Scala
2 2 (4.26%) C++
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) VB
2 2 (4.26%) VB6
3 1 (2.13%) ABAP
3 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.26%) GDPR
3 1 (2.13%) IFRS
3 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Docker
2 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Ansible
1 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
1 3 (6.38%) Terraform
2 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) SAP
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) Genesys
4 3 (6.38%) Symantec
5 2 (4.26%) arcserve
5 2 (4.26%) Ariba
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) EMC
6 1 (2.13%) Facebook
6 1 (2.13%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) NetApp
6 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
6 1 (2.13%) Twitter