The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 26 April 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 50 44
Rank change year-on-year +28 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 44 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.63% 3.51% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.89% 3.58% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 16
Median daily rate £488 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.90% -8.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £340 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £444 £430
% change year-on-year +3.43% +3.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +2.22% +24.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 639 642 735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.23% 98.02% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 419 439
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 49 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £17.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +31 35 £475 +22.58% 2
North Wales - 2 £600 - 1
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Wales region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 23 (35.38%) SAP
2 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Oracle
2 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (10.77%) SQL
3 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (9.23%) VMware
4 6 (9.23%) Python
4 6 (9.23%) Degree
4 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.69%) Migration
6 4 (6.15%) Information Security
6 4 (6.15%) Advertising
6 4 (6.15%) Cisco
6 4 (6.15%) CISSP
6 4 (6.15%) Software AG
6 4 (6.15%) Ariba
6 4 (6.15%) SAP HR
6 4 (6.15%) Project Management
6 4 (6.15%) Windows
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
6 4 (6.15%) Java
6 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (6.15%) Hadoop

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 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark
1 3 (4.62%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.08%) SAS
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) SAP HR
2 3 (4.62%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (3.08%) SAP MRS
3 2 (3.08%) SAP SD
3 2 (3.08%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.54%) Sage 200
4 1 (1.54%) Sage BI
4 1 (1.54%) SAP Business One
4 1 (1.54%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.08%) Office 365
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Firewall
1 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) MPLS
2 1 (1.54%) Network Security
2 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.54%) SAN
2 1 (1.54%) VSAN
2 1 (1.54%) WAN
2 1 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Big Data
1 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.62%) HBase
2 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.54%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.54%) OLAP
4 1 (1.54%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) Power BI
4 1 (1.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.54%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.54%) JUnit
1 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Advertising
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Billing
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) HTML
1 2 (3.08%) XML
2 1 (1.54%) CSS
2 1 (1.54%) DHTML
2 1 (1.54%) ODBC
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.54%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (1.54%) Web Services
2 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.54%) Fintech
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Solaris
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (7.69%) Migration
3 5 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 4 (6.15%) Analytics
4 4 (6.15%) Coaching
4 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (6.15%) Contract Management
4 4 (6.15%) Information Security
4 4 (6.15%) Project Management
5 3 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (4.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (4.62%) ERP
5 3 (4.62%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (4.62%) ITIL
5 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
5 3 (4.62%) Scrum
5 3 (4.62%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) Python
3 4 (6.15%) Java
4 3 (4.62%) R
4 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.08%) C#
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) Korn
6 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Degree
1 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (6.15%) CISSP
3 3 (4.62%) CEH
3 3 (4.62%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.54%) CCIE
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.54%) CISM
4 1 (1.54%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.54%) GIAC
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.54%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.54%) Ansible
2 1 (1.54%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) SAP
2 9 (13.85%) Oracle
3 6 (9.23%) VMware
4 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.15%) Ariba
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco
5 4 (6.15%) Software AG
6 3 (4.62%) Cloudera
6 3 (4.62%) NetApp
6 3 (4.62%) Teradata
7 2 (3.08%) Sun
7 2 (3.08%) webMethods
8 1 (1.54%) BMC
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) Dell
8 1 (1.54%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.54%) IBM
8 1 (1.54%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.54%) Sage
8 1 (1.54%) Veritas