Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 37 58
Rank change year-on-year +17 +21 -11
Contract jobs citing Degree 48 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.41% 3.58% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.59% 16.81% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 23
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £235 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.21% -27.13% -7.86%
10th Percentile £170 £164 £183
90th Percentile £440 £501 £435
South Wales median daily rate £398 £270 £325
% change year-on-year +47.22% -16.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - £10.00

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 174 119 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 26.85% 21.33% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 91 119
Cardiff median daily rate £361 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +11.54% -10.34%
10th Percentile £140 £185 £158
90th Percentile £482 £475 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £16.78 £15.25 £29.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.03% -48.11% +74.63%
10th Percentile £14.20 £12.63 £14.75
90th Percentile £19.36 £19.88 £43.54
South Wales median hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -18.48% +100.00% +43.03%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, 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 33 (68.75%) SQL
2 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
4 22 (45.83%) SQL Server
5 19 (39.58%) .NET
6 17 (35.42%) MVC
7 15 (31.25%) Mentoring
8 14 (29.17%) T-SQL
9 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (25.00%) XML
9 12 (25.00%) Relational Database
9 12 (25.00%) High Availability
10 11 (22.92%) Entity Framework
10 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
10 11 (22.92%) OOP
10 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
10 11 (22.92%) LINQ
10 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
11 10 (20.83%) HL7
11 10 (20.83%) Migration
11 10 (20.83%) NUnit
11 10 (20.83%) ETL
11 10 (20.83%) RDBMS
11 10 (20.83%) SOAP
11 10 (20.83%) MSTest
11 10 (20.83%) Coaching
12 9 (18.75%) Data Modelling
12 9 (18.75%) TOGAF
12 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture

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 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.17%) JCAPS
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 10 (20.83%) RDBMS
4 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.25%) Big Data
7 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.08%) MS Access
9 1 (2.08%) MySQL
9 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.08%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MSTest
1 10 (20.83%) NUnit
2 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.08%) Back Office
1 1 (2.08%) Legal
1 1 (2.08%) Marketing
1 1 (2.08%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Architect
3 10 (20.83%) .NET Developer
4 9 (18.75%) Data Architect
5 8 (16.67%) Technical Architect
6 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Architect
7 6 (12.50%) Data Manager
7 6 (12.50%) SQL Developer
8 5 (10.42%) Data Migration Manager
8 5 (10.42%) Migration Manager
9 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
10 3 (6.25%) Analyst
10 3 (6.25%) DBA
10 3 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
10 3 (6.25%) TOGAF Architect
10 3 (6.25%) User Researcher
11 2 (4.17%) IT Support
11 2 (4.17%) IT Technician
11 2 (4.17%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (39.58%) .NET
2 12 (25.00%) XML
3 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
3 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
3 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (22.92%) Entity Framework
3 11 (22.92%) LINQ
4 10 (20.83%) SOAP
5 8 (16.67%) RESTful
5 8 (16.67%) Web Services
6 6 (12.50%) jQuery
7 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (8.33%) XSLT
8 2 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (4.17%) XML Schema
8 2 (4.17%) XSD
8 2 (4.17%) XSL
9 1 (2.08%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 8 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 6 (12.50%) NHS
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
1 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) MVC
3 15 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 12 (25.00%) High Availability
5 11 (22.92%) OOP
5 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
6 10 (20.83%) Coaching
6 10 (20.83%) ETL
6 10 (20.83%) Migration
7 9 (18.75%) Data Modelling
7 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (18.75%) TOGAF
8 8 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (16.67%) SDLC
9 7 (14.58%) Data Migration
9 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
10 6 (12.50%) Informatics
11 5 (10.42%) Data Cleansing
11 5 (10.42%) Psychology
11 5 (10.42%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (68.75%) SQL
2 14 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 8 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) XPath
5 1 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) Kotlin
5 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.25%) MCITP
4 3 (6.25%) MCTS
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) HL7
2 4 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) RedGate
3 3 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) Fiorano
4 2 (4.17%) IBM
4 2 (4.17%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Tableau