Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 29 47
Rank change year-on-year -38 +18 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 39 73 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.63% 5.54% 4.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 5.73% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 50 32
Wales median daily rate £450 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +13.77% -7.22%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £613 £601 £573
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £16.28 -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.59% -9.00% +25.00%

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 1,437 1,273 1,194
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 96.66% 98.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,018 874 780
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £175 £210
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 104 80
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £20.50 £15.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.88% +33.86% +13.44%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.24
90th Percentile £34.73 £77.50 £63.15
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.06% -1.59% +8.57%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -33 37 £450 -10.00% 6
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 13 (33.33%) SAP
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) SAP HR
3 5 (12.82%) CRM
3 5 (12.82%) ABAP
4 4 (10.26%) Contract Management
4 4 (10.26%) Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
4 4 (10.26%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (10.26%) Supplier Management
4 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Scrum
5 3 (7.69%) SAP MM
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.69%) GDPR
5 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.13%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (5.13%) Power BI
6 2 (5.13%) Ansible
6 2 (5.13%) SAP Fiori

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 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.13%) SAS
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (12.82%) SAP HR
2 4 (10.26%) SAP Payroll
3 3 (7.69%) SAP MM
4 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (5.13%) SAP CO
4 2 (5.13%) SAP FI
4 2 (5.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (2.56%) iTrent
5 1 (2.56%) SAP HCM
5 1 (2.56%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
1 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.56%) SAN
1 1 (2.56%) Skype
1 1 (2.56%) Telepresence
1 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.56%) VoIP
1 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.13%) Power BI
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.56%) CF BOSH
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) OAuth
1 2 (5.13%) OAuth2
1 2 (5.13%) SAML
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.56%) Ajax
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) HTML5
2 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.56%) CMDB
2 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Fintech
2 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.82%) CRM
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 4 (10.26%) Contract Management
3 4 (10.26%) Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (10.26%) Supplier Management
4 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.69%) Scrum
5 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.13%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.13%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.56%) Demand Management
6 1 (2.56%) Due Diligence
6 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.56%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) ABAP
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) CCA
4 1 (2.56%) CCNA
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.69%) GDPR
3 2 (5.13%) SLA
4 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Ansible
1 2 (5.13%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
1 2 (5.13%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.56%) vRealize
2 1 (2.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) CA
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco
3 2 (5.13%) Cloudera
3 2 (5.13%) Tableau
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.56%) Brocade
4 1 (2.56%) Capita
4 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) F5
4 1 (2.56%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Polycom
4 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.56%) Splunk
4 1 (2.56%) Vyatta