The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 47 47
Rank change year-on-year +26 0  
Contract jobs citing Degree 34 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.43% 0.63% 3.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.76% 2.36% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 13
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £340 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £380 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £8.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -9.85% +4.41%  

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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 132 127 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 24.95% 26.85% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 79 147
Median daily rate £338 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Median hourly rate £53.75 £71.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.56% +470.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £73.85 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in South Wales

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in South Wales

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in South Wales

Degree
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +28 29 £373 +6.42% 6
Newport +2 2 £400 +10.34% 1
Caerphilly - 1 £298 - 1
Degree
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Degree.

1 15 (27.27%) PRINCE2
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) Service Management
3 12 (21.82%) Service Delivery
3 12 (21.82%) ITIL
3 12 (21.82%) SQL
4 11 (20.00%) C#
4 11 (20.00%) .NET
4 11 (20.00%) SAP
4 11 (20.00%) UML
4 11 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 10 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 9 (16.36%) Project Management
6 9 (16.36%) SAP Certification
6 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
7 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
7 8 (14.55%) ISEB
7 8 (14.55%) Oracle
7 8 (14.55%) ITSM
7 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.73%) Scrum
8 7 (12.73%) OOP
8 7 (12.73%) XML
8 7 (12.73%) XSLT
8 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (10.91%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (10.91%) JCAPS
1 6 (10.91%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) IIS
4 2 (3.64%) SAS
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.82%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.64%) SAP CRM
1 2 (3.64%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.64%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.64%) SAP MRS
2 1 (1.82%) Magento
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.82%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.82%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) LAN
1 6 (10.91%) POP3
1 6 (10.91%) SMTP
1 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
1 6 (10.91%) WAN
2 3 (5.45%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) RDBMS
2 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MSBuild
1 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (9.09%) Legal
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 2 (3.64%) Marketing
4 2 (3.64%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Architect
4 6 (10.91%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) SAP Architect
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Designer
6 4 (7.27%) SAP Trainer
6 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Trainer
7 3 (5.45%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Applications Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
2 7 (12.73%) Entity Framework
2 7 (12.73%) LINQ
2 7 (12.73%) WCF
2 7 (12.73%) XML
2 7 (12.73%) XSLT
3 6 (10.91%) Code First Entity Framework
3 6 (10.91%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (10.91%) WinForms
4 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.27%) SOAP
4 4 (7.27%) Web Services
5 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.64%) HTML
6 2 (3.64%) React
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.82%) CSS
7 1 (1.82%) CSS3
7 1 (1.82%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) NHS
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.82%) Handset
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 13 (23.64%) Service Management
3 12 (21.82%) ITIL
3 12 (21.82%) Service Delivery
4 11 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (20.00%) UML
5 10 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.36%) Project Management
6 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
7 8 (14.55%) ITSM
8 7 (12.73%) Informatics
8 7 (12.73%) OOP
8 7 (12.73%) Scrum
8 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.91%) MVVM
9 6 (10.91%) Release Management
9 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) C#
3 6 (10.91%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.27%) C++
4 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.27%) VB
4 4 (7.27%) VB6
5 3 (5.45%) Java
6 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.64%) R
7 1 (1.82%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.82%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.82%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) SAP Certification
2 8 (14.55%) ISEB
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.91%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) CCA
4 5 (9.09%) CCAA
5 3 (5.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.64%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.64%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.82%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) HL7
2 2 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.45%) XenApp
1 3 (5.45%) XenServer
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) SAP
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle
4 6 (10.91%) Citrix
4 6 (10.91%) Fiorano
4 6 (10.91%) IBM
4 6 (10.91%) InterSystems
4 6 (10.91%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) Blue Prism
5 2 (3.64%) Nintex
6 1 (1.82%) Adobe
6 1 (1.82%) Software AG