The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 40 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 7 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.87% 3.32% 3.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.54% 19.15% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -11.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.76%
Degree
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
82 47 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.87% 17.34% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 37 26
Average daily rate £375 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £220 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.40% +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Degree across the Cardiff region.

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Cardiff region.

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree.

1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) UML
4 12 (48.00%) J2EE
5 9 (36.00%) Scrum
6 8 (32.00%) MVC
6 8 (32.00%) Mathematics
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (32.00%) Project Management
6 8 (32.00%) Java
6 8 (32.00%) SOAP
7 7 (28.00%) Struts
7 7 (28.00%) Web Services
7 7 (28.00%) OO
7 7 (28.00%) Ant
7 7 (28.00%) JUnit
7 7 (28.00%) Mobile Commerce
7 7 (28.00%) JMS
7 7 (28.00%) Spring Web Flow
7 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
7 7 (28.00%) Hibernate
7 7 (28.00%) Spring
7 7 (28.00%) Maven
7 7 (28.00%) Java EE
7 7 (28.00%) JPA
7 7 (28.00%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (24.00%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (24.00%) Banking
8 6 (24.00%) TestDirector

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Project
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (4.00%) DataStage
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) OLAP
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Ant
1 7 (28.00%) JUnit
1 7 (28.00%) Maven
1 7 (28.00%) Apache Ivy
2 6 (24.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) Hudson
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Team Leader
2 6 (24.00%) Development Team Leader
2 6 (24.00%) Java Team Leader
2 6 (24.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Lead Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) J2EE Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Software Development Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) J2EE
2 8 (32.00%) SOAP
3 7 (28.00%) Struts
3 7 (28.00%) Web Services
3 7 (28.00%) JMS
3 7 (28.00%) Spring Web Flow
3 7 (28.00%) Hibernate
3 7 (28.00%) Spring
3 7 (28.00%) Java EE
3 7 (28.00%) JPA
4 6 (24.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) HTML
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) REST
5 1 (4.00%) PostGIS
5 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.00%) MDX
5 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (24.00%) Mobile Payment
2 6 (24.00%) AS400
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) iSeries
4 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) OS/400
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
1 1 (4.00%) AIX
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) UML
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 8 (32.00%) MVC
4 8 (32.00%) Project Management
5 7 (28.00%) OO
5 7 (28.00%) Mobile Commerce
5 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (20.00%) SOA
6 5 (20.00%) Content Management
6 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (16.00%) Business Development
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL
8 3 (12.00%) V-Model
8 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) RPG
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) COBOL
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CCA
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle