Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 36 57
Rank change year-on-year +16 +21 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 40 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.55% 3.12% 3.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.32% 15.32% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 21
Cardiff median daily rate £361 £273 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.57% -15.50% -7.86%
10th Percentile £164 £161 £263
90th Percentile £420 £506 £438
South Wales median daily rate £343 £300 £338
% change year-on-year +14.47% -11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Cardiff median hourly rate £22.38 - £9.00
South Wales median hourly rate £22.38 - £9.00

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 152 111 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 24.88% 20.37% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 76 116
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £363 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +12.40% -14.00%
10th Percentile £171 £193 £185
90th Percentile £487 £500 £450
South Wales median daily rate £361 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -9.69% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £22.38 £12.50 £12.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.04% +2.97% -1.54%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.25 £9.65
90th Percentile £32.72 £12.75 £12.93
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £57.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -30.43% +177.11% +29.69%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 23 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (55.00%) SQL
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (50.00%) .NET
4 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 15 (37.50%) MVC
5 13 (32.50%) Windows
6 12 (30.00%) ITIL
6 12 (30.00%) OOP
6 12 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 12 (30.00%) LINQ
6 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
6 12 (30.00%) Entity Framework
6 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 11 (27.50%) HL7
7 11 (27.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (27.50%) SOAP
7 11 (27.50%) XML
7 11 (27.50%) C#
7 11 (27.50%) RDBMS
7 11 (27.50%) NHS
8 10 (25.00%) PRINCE2
8 10 (25.00%) Service Management
9 9 (22.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (22.50%) TOGAF
9 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
9 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
9 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (22.50%) High Availability
9 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC

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 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (7.50%) JCAPS
1 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) LAN
1 6 (15.00%) POP3
1 6 (15.00%) SMTP
1 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (15.00%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 11 (27.50%) RDBMS
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (20.00%) MSTest
2 8 (20.00%) NUnit
3 3 (7.50%) MSBuild
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 6 (15.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) .NET Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Architect
4 8 (20.00%) Data Architect
5 7 (17.50%) SQL Developer
5 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Architect
5 7 (17.50%) Technical Architect
6 5 (12.50%) Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (7.50%) TOGAF Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
9 2 (5.00%) IT Support
9 2 (5.00%) IT Technician
9 2 (5.00%) Lead Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (30.00%) .NET Framework
2 12 (30.00%) Entity Framework
2 12 (30.00%) LINQ
3 11 (27.50%) SOAP
3 11 (27.50%) XML
4 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
4 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (20.00%) RESTful
5 8 (20.00%) Web Services
6 6 (15.00%) jQuery
7 3 (7.50%) Code First Entity Framework
7 3 (7.50%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (7.50%) WCF
7 3 (7.50%) WinForms
7 3 (7.50%) XSLT
8 1 (2.50%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) NHS
2 8 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.50%) LIMS
6 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) MVC
3 12 (30.00%) ITIL
3 12 (30.00%) OOP
3 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 10 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 10 (25.00%) Service Management
5 9 (22.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (22.50%) High Availability
5 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
5 9 (22.50%) TOGAF
6 8 (20.00%) Coaching
6 8 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 8 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (20.00%) SDLC
7 6 (15.00%) Information Governance
8 5 (12.50%) ITSM
8 5 (12.50%) Migration
8 5 (12.50%) Release Management
8 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) SQL
2 11 (27.50%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.50%) C++
4 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) Kotlin
5 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.50%) CCA
4 5 (12.50%) CCAA
4 5 (12.50%) ISEB
5 4 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) HL7
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 5 (12.50%) XenApp
2 3 (7.50%) XenServer
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Citrix
2 8 (20.00%) RedGate
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Fiorano
4 3 (7.50%) IBM
4 3 (7.50%) InterSystems
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Veritas
6 1 (2.50%) Tableau