Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 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.

Academic Degree
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 18 52
Rank change year-on-year -30 +34 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 26 45 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.20% 6.77% 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.26% 25.28% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 17
Cardiff median daily rate £408 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.39% +9.62% +91.18%
10th Percentile £323 £198 £211
90th Percentile £550 £538 £350
South Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - £22.38 -
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £22.38 -
% change year-on-year -15.68% - -

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cardiff
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 135 178 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 16.61% 26.77% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 147 92
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +12.90%
10th Percentile £233 £175 £288
90th Percentile £550 £538 £464
South Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £20.00 £20.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +14.71% +44.15%
10th Percentile £12.94 £11.88 £17.25
90th Percentile £32.20 £43.75 £17.75
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £35.00 £54.00
% change year-on-year -46.09% -35.19% +323.53%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Cardiff

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Cardiff

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Cardiff over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Cardiff

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 7 (26.92%) Coaching
5 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
6 6 (23.08%) Migration
7 5 (19.23%) Finance
7 5 (19.23%) RDBMS
7 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
7 5 (19.23%) .NET
7 5 (19.23%) MySQL
7 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
7 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
7 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (19.23%) High Availability
7 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (15.38%) Entity Framework
8 4 (15.38%) Moodle
8 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (15.38%) MSTest
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (15.38%) Linux
8 4 (15.38%) OOP
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel

Degree
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 4 (15.38%) Moodle
2 1 (3.85%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) MySQL
2 5 (19.23%) RDBMS
2 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MSTest
1 4 (15.38%) NUnit
2 3 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Military
2 3 (11.54%) Multimedia
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.85%) Automotive
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
2 5 (19.23%) DBA
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) SQL DBA
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Change Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
1 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
2 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (15.38%) Entity Framework
2 4 (15.38%) LINQ
3 3 (11.54%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.85%) EDI
4 1 (3.85%) SAP PI
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Coaching
2 7 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
4 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (19.23%) High Availability
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 4 (15.38%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) OOP
5 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Human Factors
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Requirements Management
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) MCITP
1 4 (15.38%) MCTS
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Master's Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) GDPR
2 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) MISRA
3 1 (3.85%) MISRA C
3 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.85%) Green Hills
3 1 (3.85%) Tableau