Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 55 51
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +24
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.59% 1.24% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.42% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Cardiff median daily rate £550 £400 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +53.85% -19.38%
10th Percentile £525 £333 £173
90th Percentile £575 £457 £330
South Wales median daily rate £550 £400 £260
% change year-on-year +37.50% +53.85% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 - -

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 740 562 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 87.47% 87.00% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 384 374
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £278 £188 £172
90th Percentile £606 £488 £525
South Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +3.17% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £40.48 £21.20 £39.43
South Wales median hourly rate £20.59 £36.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -43.20% +101.39% +12.50%

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 17 January 2019, 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 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Conceptual Models
2 2 (40.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SSCP
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) LIMS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Architect
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Technical Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) e-Health
2 1 (20.00%) LIMS
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Conceptual Models
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Chemistry
2 1 (20.00%) Data Acquisition
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (20.00%) Informatics
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Physics
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Structured Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) SSCP
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau