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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 39 34
Rank change year-on-year +29 -5  
Contract jobs citing Degree 30 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.20% 0.35% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.88% 2.17% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 1 6
Median daily rate £373 £350 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.42% +102.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £350 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.31% +9.09%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 86 46 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 26.38% 15.97% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 29 53
Median daily rate £325 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £298 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +52.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.50 £15.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Degree.

1 15 (31.91%) PRINCE2
2 14 (29.79%) Windows
3 13 (27.66%) Service Management
4 11 (23.40%) ITIL
4 11 (23.40%) SAP
5 10 (21.28%) SQL
5 10 (21.28%) UML
5 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
5 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
5 10 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (19.15%) Project Management
6 9 (19.15%) SAP Certification
6 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
6 9 (19.15%) Service Delivery
7 8 (17.02%) ITSM
7 8 (17.02%) ISEB
7 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
7 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
8 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
8 7 (14.89%) Informatics
8 7 (14.89%) LINQ
8 7 (14.89%) HL7
8 7 (14.89%) WCF
8 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
8 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
8 7 (14.89%) MSBuild
8 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server

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 6 (12.77%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (12.77%) JCAPS
1 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) SAS
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.26%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.26%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.26%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.26%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.26%) SAP MRS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.13%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) LAN
1 6 (12.77%) POP3
1 6 (12.77%) SMTP
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
1 6 (12.77%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
2 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MSBuild
1 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (10.64%) Legal
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Billing
4 2 (4.26%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Architect
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Lead Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) SAP Architect
5 5 (10.64%) SQL Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Designer
6 4 (8.51%) SAP Trainer
6 4 (8.51%) Trainer
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Citrix Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
1 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
1 7 (14.89%) Entity Framework
1 7 (14.89%) LINQ
1 7 (14.89%) WCF
2 6 (12.77%) Code First Entity Framework
2 6 (12.77%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (12.77%) WinForms
2 6 (12.77%) XML
2 6 (12.77%) XSLT
3 4 (8.51%) SOAP
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.13%) CSS3
6 1 (2.13%) HTML5
6 1 (2.13%) jQuery
6 1 (2.13%) Qt
6 1 (2.13%) RESTful
6 1 (2.13%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) NHS
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.13%) Handset
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) PRINCE2
2 13 (27.66%) Service Management
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL
4 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
4 10 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
4 10 (21.28%) UML
5 9 (19.15%) Project Management
5 9 (19.15%) Service Delivery
6 8 (17.02%) ITSM
7 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.89%) Informatics
7 7 (14.89%) OOP
7 7 (14.89%) Scrum
7 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Information Governance
8 6 (12.77%) MVVM
8 6 (12.77%) Release Management
9 5 (10.64%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) C#
3 6 (12.77%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.38%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) R
5 2 (4.26%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) VB6
6 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.13%) Java
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) SAP Certification
2 8 (17.02%) ISEB
2 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
2 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.77%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (10.64%) CCA
4 5 (10.64%) CCAA
4 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) Master's Degree
5 2 (4.26%) Postgraduate
6 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.13%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) HL7
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.38%) XenApp
1 3 (6.38%) XenServer
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) SAP
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) Oracle
4 6 (12.77%) Citrix
4 6 (12.77%) Fiorano
4 6 (12.77%) IBM
4 6 (12.77%) InterSystems
4 6 (12.77%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe