The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 42 33 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 17 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.00% 3.80% 4.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.83% 15.04% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £243 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £461 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.00%
Degree
Wales

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

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
173 113 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.51% 25.28% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 71 54
Average daily rate £375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £585 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

Degree
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +4 10 £350 -12.50% 6
Cardiff -10 6 £325 -1.88% 13
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Degree
Wales

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Finance
3 12 (26.67%) UML
4 11 (24.44%) J2EE
4 11 (24.44%) Project Management
4 11 (24.44%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.78%) OO
6 8 (17.78%) Java
6 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
7 7 (15.56%) QA
7 7 (15.56%) Test Planning
7 7 (15.56%) .NET
7 7 (15.56%) SOAP
7 7 (15.56%) MVC
7 7 (15.56%) Business Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) Spring
8 6 (13.33%) Maven
8 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
8 6 (13.33%) AS400
8 6 (13.33%) Mobile Commerce
8 6 (13.33%) Publishing
8 6 (13.33%) Struts
8 6 (13.33%) Web Services
8 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 6 (13.33%) Ant
8 6 (13.33%) JUnit
8 6 (13.33%) MS Project
8 6 (13.33%) MS Office

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (6.67%) SAS
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Project
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.22%) Windchill
3 1 (2.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
2 1 (2.22%) OLAP
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.22%) DataStage
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) TestDirector
1 6 (13.33%) Maven
1 6 (13.33%) Ant
1 6 (13.33%) JUnit
1 6 (13.33%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.22%) Hudson
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Publishing
3 5 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 5 (11.11%) Development Team Leader
3 5 (11.11%) Java Team Leader
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Lead Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Content Editor
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) J2EE Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Software Development Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) QA Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Operations Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) J2EE
2 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) SOAP
3 6 (13.33%) Struts
3 6 (13.33%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) JMS
3 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 6 (13.33%) Spring
3 6 (13.33%) Java EE
3 6 (13.33%) Spring Web Flow
3 6 (13.33%) JPA
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) PostGIS
4 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) MDX
4 1 (2.22%) Ajax
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.33%) AS400
4 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.89%) Statistics
6 3 (6.67%) PMI
7 2 (4.44%) Psychology
7 2 (4.44%) CESG
7 2 (4.44%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (4.44%) Economics
7 2 (4.44%) User Experience
7 2 (4.44%) Visualisation
8 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.22%) RMADS
8 1 (2.22%) iSeries
8 1 (2.22%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) UNIX
1 1 (2.22%) AIX
1 1 (2.22%) OS/400
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) UML
3 11 (24.44%) Project Management
3 11 (24.44%) Scrum
4 8 (17.78%) OO
5 7 (15.56%) MVC
5 7 (15.56%) Business Analysis
5 7 (15.56%) Test Planning
6 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Mobile Commerce
7 5 (11.11%) SOA
7 5 (11.11%) Content Management
7 5 (11.11%) User Stories
8 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.89%) Coaching
8 4 (8.89%) Business Development
8 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) RPG
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
1 5 (11.11%) CCA
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CISM
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) CISSP
5 1 (2.22%) HNC
5 1 (2.22%) HND
5 1 (2.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 5 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (6.67%) SLA
4 2 (4.44%) ISO 9000
4 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) Apple
3 1 (2.22%) ESRI
3 1 (2.22%) Open Text
3 1 (2.22%) Ventyx
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