Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 October 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 47 32
Rank change year-on-year -16 -15 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 50 47 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.12% 4.09% 6.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 4.21% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 50
Wales median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £343 £351 £325
90th Percentile £635 £538 £553
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -18.89% -2.70% +10.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,577 1,116 1,332
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.44% 97.21% 97.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,100 757 877
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +12.52%
10th Percentile £275 £170 £204
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 74 85
Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +29.63% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £37.20 £56.88 £72.25
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Wales

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Wales

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Wales over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Wales

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant 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 6 months to 20 October 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
South Wales -24 46 £450 - 10
West Wales +6 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 14 (28.00%) SAP
1 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (10.00%) User Experience
4 5 (10.00%) ABAP
4 5 (10.00%) Java
4 5 (10.00%) Web Services
4 5 (10.00%) SAP HR
4 5 (10.00%) Finance
4 5 (10.00%) Migration
4 5 (10.00%) Scrum
4 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.00%) Supplier Management
5 4 (8.00%) SAP Payroll
5 4 (8.00%) SOA
5 4 (8.00%) Oracle
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.00%) Contract Management
5 4 (8.00%) Wireframes
5 4 (8.00%) SAP Fiori
5 4 (8.00%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (8.00%) PaaS
5 4 (8.00%) IaaS
6 3 (6.00%) Analytics
6 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (4.00%) Confluence
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (4.00%) SAS
1 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.00%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) SAP HR
2 4 (8.00%) SAP Payroll
3 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (4.00%) SAP MM
5 1 (2.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (2.00%) SAP CO
5 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
5 1 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (2.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.00%) IaaS
3 4 (8.00%) PaaS
4 3 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.00%) Office 365
5 2 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (4.00%) NuGet
5 2 (4.00%) SaaS
5 2 (4.00%) Serverless
6 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) DNS
1 2 (4.00%) Firewall
1 2 (4.00%) Skype
1 2 (4.00%) SSH
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.00%) NAS
2 1 (2.00%) Telepresence
2 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (4.00%) Big Data
2 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.00%) GIS
2 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) Event Store
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) MS Access
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.00%) Power BI
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Axure RP
1 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (4.00%) Artifactory
2 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.00%) JIRA
2 2 (4.00%) Maven
2 2 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (4.00%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Billing
2 1 (2.00%) Law
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) SAP Fiori
3 3 (6.00%) Middleware
4 2 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.00%) LDAP
4 2 (4.00%) OAuth
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (4.00%) Stripes Framework
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) Dropwizard
5 1 (2.00%) EJB
5 1 (2.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
5 1 (2.00%) JDBC
5 1 (2.00%) JPA
5 1 (2.00%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.00%) REST
5 1 (2.00%) RESTful
5 1 (2.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.00%) Migration
2 5 (10.00%) Scrum
3 4 (8.00%) Contract Management
3 4 (8.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (8.00%) SOA
3 4 (8.00%) Supplier Management
3 4 (8.00%) Wireframes
4 3 (6.00%) Analytics
4 3 (6.00%) Business Analytics
4 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.00%) CRM
4 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (6.00%) DevOps
5 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.00%) ETL
5 2 (4.00%) OO
5 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) ABAP
2 5 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) Perl
3 2 (4.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) R
4 1 (2.00%) Java 8
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.00%) CCA
3 1 (2.00%) CCNA
3 1 (2.00%) CEH
3 1 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) GDPR
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) iptables
2 2 (4.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Ansible
1 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
2 2 (4.00%) Terraform
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) SAP
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Cloudera
4 2 (4.00%) Hortonworks
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.00%) Remedy
4 2 (4.00%) Tableau
5 1 (2.00%) Asigra
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (2.00%) ESRI
5 1 (2.00%) Guidewire
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.00%) Polycom