Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 71 59
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.20% 0.68% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.79% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Cardiff median daily rate £275 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.62% +31.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £263 £371 £333
90th Percentile £323 £575 £457
South Wales median daily rate £275 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -47.62% +31.25% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate £19.18 £18.87 -
% change year-on-year +1.64% - -

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 396 757 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 79.52% 86.22% 87.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 538 442
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £418 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +9.15% -1.29%
10th Percentile £251 £292 £190
90th Percentile £581 £625 £490
South Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £398
% change year-on-year - +6.92% -0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 18
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.50 £30.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.27% +74.59% -14.63%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.96 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.85 £44.35 £21.46
South Wales median hourly rate £19.18 £22.01 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.85% +10.04% -2.44%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Cardiff

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) Workflow Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Public Sector
4 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Data Science
4 2 (33.33%) Deep Learning
4 2 (33.33%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
4 2 (33.33%) Operations Research
4 2 (33.33%) Use Case
4 2 (33.33%) DWR
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) LIMS
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Statistics
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) LINC
5 1 (16.67%) SQL

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
General
1 3 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Science Graduate
3 2 (33.33%) Graduate
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) DWR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Data Science
3 2 (33.33%) Deep Learning
3 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 2 (33.33%) Operations Research
3 2 (33.33%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) LINC
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft