Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 22 43
Rank change year-on-year -36 +21 +21
Contract jobs citing Degree 25 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.03% 7.17% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.12% 31.16% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 12
Cardiff median daily rate £405 £363 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.72% +43.56% -22.31%
10th Percentile £312 £186 £161
90th Percentile £569 £423 £506
South Wales median daily rate £415 £360 £319
% change year-on-year +15.28% +12.94% -8.93%
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 113 138 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 13.71% 23.00% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 107 81
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £220 £175 £200
90th Percentile £586 £453 £500
South Wales median daily rate £425 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +18.06% -10.00% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £20.44 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +36.27% +27.33%
10th Percentile £12.19 £15.16 £12.75
90th Percentile £27.75 £43.75 £17.25
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year -52.83% -30.43% +325.93%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) Finance
4 9 (36.00%) Coaching
5 8 (32.00%) Mentoring
5 8 (32.00%) Windows
6 7 (28.00%) .NET
7 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
7 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (24.00%) OOP
7 6 (24.00%) MVC
7 6 (24.00%) XAML
7 6 (24.00%) NUnit
7 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (24.00%) Xamarin
7 6 (24.00%) Android Development
7 6 (24.00%) iOS Development
7 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (24.00%) WPF
7 6 (24.00%) LINQ
7 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (24.00%) Android
7 6 (24.00%) MSTest
7 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
7 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
7 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (20.00%) Change Management

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 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.00%) InVision
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) Intranet
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.00%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (4.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MSTest
1 6 (24.00%) NUnit
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) Axure RP
3 2 (8.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Lead Developer
4 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Lead Software Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Designer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
2 6 (24.00%) LINQ
2 6 (24.00%) WPF
3 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) EDI
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.00%) NHS
3 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (8.00%) User Experience
5 1 (4.00%) e-Health
5 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.00%) LIMS
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) PACS
5 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Android
2 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Coaching
3 8 (32.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (24.00%) Android Development
4 6 (24.00%) iOS Development
4 6 (24.00%) MVC
4 6 (24.00%) OOP
4 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) Analytics
6 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (12.00%) Health Informatics
7 3 (12.00%) Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) XAML
3 4 (16.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) VBA
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Master's Degree
2 2 (8.00%) PMP
3 1 (4.00%) APMG
3 1 (4.00%) APMP
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) CISA
3 1 (4.00%) CISM
3 1 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Postgraduate
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GDPR
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.00%) HL7
2 1 (4.00%) PMBOK
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Xamarin
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 2 (8.00%) Tableau
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.00%) SAP