Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 46 36
Rank change year-on-year +19 -10 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 72 54 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.45% 4.45% 4.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.66% 4.54% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 30
Wales median daily rate £475 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -8.89% +7.46%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £313
90th Percentile £603 £570 £551
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £16.28 - £12.50
10th Percentile £16.17 - £11.25
90th Percentile £16.39 - £13.75
UK median hourly rate £45.50 £49.95 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.91% +24.88% +23.08%

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 1273 1189 1558
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.44% 98.02% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 775 996
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £211 £186
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 81 83
Wales median hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% +11.11% -10.74%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.05
90th Percentile £77.50 £62.50 £21.95
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 July 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 20 July 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 +20 57 £500 +33.33% 5
North Wales +5 3 £500 -
West Wales -16 2 £475 -13.64%
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 (31.94%) SAP
2 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.28%) Oracle
4 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (11.11%) SQL
5 8 (11.11%) Finance
6 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (8.33%) Migration
7 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
7 6 (8.33%) User Experience
8 5 (6.94%) Coaching
8 5 (6.94%) Contract Management
8 5 (6.94%) Teradata
8 5 (6.94%) C#
8 5 (6.94%) Windows
8 5 (6.94%) Python
8 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (6.94%) VMware
8 5 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
9 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
9 4 (5.56%) Degree
9 4 (5.56%) Ariba
9 4 (5.56%) Software AG
9 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (5.56%) Big Data

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 (4.17%) Apache Spark
1 3 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) PowerExchange
2 2 (2.78%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.39%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.78%) SAP MRS
2 2 (2.78%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (2.78%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.39%) Sage 200
3 1 (1.39%) Sage BI
3 1 (1.39%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.39%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.39%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (1.39%) DHCP
1 1 (1.39%) DNS
1 1 (1.39%) Firewall
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
1 1 (1.39%) LAN
1 1 (1.39%) MPLS
1 1 (1.39%) Network Security
1 1 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.39%) SAN
1 1 (1.39%) VSAN
1 1 (1.39%) WAN
1 1 (1.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.56%) Big Data
3 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.17%) HBase
4 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.39%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.39%) GIS
6 1 (1.39%) Ingres
6 1 (1.39%) OLAP
6 1 (1.39%) QlikView
6 1 (1.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.17%) Selenium
2 2 (2.78%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.78%) Subversion
2 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.39%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.39%) JUnit
3 1 (1.39%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Advertising
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
1 2 (2.78%) HTML
1 2 (2.78%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.39%) CSS
2 1 (1.39%) DHTML
2 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.39%) ODBC
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.39%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (1.39%) WCF
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) XML
2 1 (1.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 6 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.39%) Clustering
3 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.39%) Fintech
3 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.39%) iSeries
3 1 (1.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.78%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Solaris
3 2 (2.78%) Unix
3 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.39%) AIX
4 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (8.33%) Migration
3 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.94%) Coaching
4 5 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (6.94%) Contract Management
5 4 (5.56%) Analytics
6 3 (4.17%) Business Analytics
6 3 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.17%) ITIL
6 3 (4.17%) MapReduce
6 3 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.17%) Project Management
6 3 (4.17%) Scrum
6 3 (4.17%) Use Case
7 2 (2.78%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (2.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) C#
2 5 (6.94%) Python
3 3 (4.17%) R
3 3 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.78%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.39%) ABAP
5 1 (1.39%) Korn
5 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (5.56%) Degree
1 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.39%) CCIE
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) HL7
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.39%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) SAP
2 11 (15.28%) Oracle
3 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.94%) Teradata
4 5 (6.94%) VMware
5 4 (5.56%) Ariba
5 4 (5.56%) Software AG
6 3 (4.17%) Cloudera
6 3 (4.17%) NetApp
7 2 (2.78%) BMC
7 2 (2.78%) CA
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco
7 2 (2.78%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.78%) ForgeRock
7 2 (2.78%) IBM
7 2 (2.78%) Informatica
7 2 (2.78%) McAfee
7 2 (2.78%) Sun
7 2 (2.78%) Veritas
7 2 (2.78%) webMethods