Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 33 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 60 85 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.85% 6.09% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.02% 6.25% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 53 39
Wales median daily rate £469 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £360 £325 £313
90th Percentile £594 £575 £535
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% +54.55%

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 1196 1359 1504
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.76% 97.42% 96.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 924 1075
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.94% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 91 85
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -5.08%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.66 £62.50 £44.70
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 16 December 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 6 months to 16 December 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
South Wales -3 53 £456 +1.39% 4
North Wales -3 2 £400 -11.11%
West Wales -3 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.00%) SAP
2 9 (15.00%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (13.33%) Migration
4 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (10.00%) DevOps
5 6 (10.00%) Retail
5 6 (10.00%) Subversion
5 6 (10.00%) .NET
6 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.33%) User Experience
6 5 (8.33%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (6.67%) SDLC
7 4 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
7 4 (6.67%) Prototyping
7 4 (6.67%) Multivariate Testing
7 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (6.67%) Docker
7 4 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.67%) Linux
7 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.67%) CSS
7 4 (6.67%) HTML

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 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (3.33%) PowerExchange
2 1 (1.67%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.33%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.67%) SAP MRS
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.67%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.67%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) SMS
1 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Qlik Sense
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.33%) Big Data
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) GIS
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.00%) Subversion
3 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.33%) Selenium
4 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.67%) JMeter
General
1 6 (10.00%) Retail
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Local Government
3 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) CSS
2 4 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (5.00%) Web Services
4 2 (3.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.67%) JSON
5 1 (1.67%) REST
5 1 (1.67%) SOAP
5 1 (1.67%) WCF
5 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.67%) iSeries
3 1 (1.67%) IVR
3 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Linux
3 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.33%) Migration
3 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
4 6 (10.00%) DevOps
5 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
5 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.67%) Multivariate Testing
5 4 (6.67%) Prototyping
5 4 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (6.67%) SDLC
5 4 (6.67%) SEO
6 3 (5.00%) BDD
6 3 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.00%) Six Sigma
6 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.00%) User Stories
7 2 (3.33%) Context-Driven Testing
7 2 (3.33%) Source to Pay
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) C#
1 3 (5.00%) Java
1 3 (5.00%) Scala
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) C++
2 2 (3.33%) VB
2 2 (3.33%) VB6
3 1 (1.67%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.33%) GDPR
3 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.67%) IFRS
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Docker
2 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Ansible
1 3 (5.00%) Terraform
2 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) SAP
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) Genesys
4 2 (3.33%) Ariba
4 2 (3.33%) Informatica
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Symantec
4 2 (3.33%) Teradata
5 1 (1.67%) arcserve
5 1 (1.67%) Avaya
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) EMC
5 1 (1.67%) Facebook
5 1 (1.67%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) NetApp
5 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.67%) Sun
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter