Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 67 62
Rank change year-on-year +39 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 51 21 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.37% 1.87% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.89% 6.50% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 28
South Wales median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £130 £162 £263
90th Percentile £420 £506 £442
Wales median daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -0.49% - -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
South Wales median hourly rate £22.38 - £9.00
Wales median hourly rate £19.08 - £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 South Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 270 323 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 28.42% 28.69% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 213 238
South Wales median daily rate £355 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £163 £233 £208
90th Percentile £570 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 14
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £57.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +177.11% +29.04%
10th Percentile £21.15 £15.77 £9.65
90th Percentile £58.75 £70.00 £31.13
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -32.61% +180.49% +14.97%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +20 40 £361 +32.57% 9
Newport +22 6 £400 +16.36% 2
Torfaen - 3 £130 - 1
Blaenau Gwent - 1 - -
Caerphilly - 1 £298 -
Degree
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Degree.

1 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (47.06%) SQL
4 22 (43.14%) .NET
5 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
5 19 (37.25%) ITIL
5 19 (37.25%) Windows
6 15 (29.41%) MVC
7 14 (27.45%) Unit Testing
8 13 (25.49%) PRINCE2
8 13 (25.49%) C#
8 13 (25.49%) NHS
9 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (23.53%) OOP
9 12 (23.53%) .NET Framework
9 12 (23.53%) LINQ
9 12 (23.53%) Entity Framework
9 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
10 11 (21.57%) High Availability
10 11 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (21.57%) HL7
10 11 (21.57%) XML
10 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
10 11 (21.57%) SOAP
10 11 (21.57%) RDBMS
10 11 (21.57%) Service Management
11 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
12 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
12 9 (17.65%) SDLC
12 9 (17.65%) T-SQL

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 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.88%) JCAPS
3 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.96%) Stata
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
2 7 (13.73%) LAN
2 7 (13.73%) WAN
3 6 (11.76%) POP3
3 6 (11.76%) SMTP
4 3 (5.88%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.92%) DHCP
5 2 (3.92%) DNS
5 2 (3.92%) Firewall
5 2 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.92%) SMS
5 2 (3.92%) VLAN
5 2 (3.92%) VSAN
6 1 (1.96%) PBX
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 11 (21.57%) RDBMS
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.96%) Big Data
8 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (15.69%) MSTest
2 8 (15.69%) NUnit
3 3 (5.88%) MSBuild
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 8 (15.69%) Legal
2 2 (3.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) .NET Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Architect
4 8 (15.69%) Data Architect
5 7 (13.73%) SQL Developer
5 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Technical Architect
6 6 (11.76%) Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) IT Support
8 4 (7.84%) IT Support Technician
8 4 (7.84%) IT Technician
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Support Technician
9 3 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (43.14%) .NET
2 12 (23.53%) .NET Framework
2 12 (23.53%) Entity Framework
2 12 (23.53%) LINQ
3 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
3 11 (21.57%) SOAP
3 11 (21.57%) XML
4 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (15.69%) RESTful
5 8 (15.69%) Web Services
6 6 (11.76%) jQuery
7 3 (5.88%) Code First Entity Framework
7 3 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (5.88%) WCF
7 3 (5.88%) WinForms
7 3 (5.88%) XSLT
8 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.92%) React
9 1 (1.96%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) NHS
2 8 (15.69%) N-Tier
3 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) LIMS
6 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.96%) Social Media
6 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.84%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) Android
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) ITIL
3 15 (29.41%) MVC
4 14 (27.45%) Unit Testing
5 13 (25.49%) PRINCE2
6 12 (23.53%) OOP
7 11 (21.57%) High Availability
7 11 (21.57%) Service Management
8 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 9 (17.65%) SDLC
8 9 (17.65%) TOGAF
9 8 (15.69%) Coaching
9 8 (15.69%) Data Modelling
9 8 (15.69%) Information Governance
9 8 (15.69%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (15.69%) Service Delivery
10 5 (9.80%) ITSM
10 5 (9.80%) Migration
10 5 (9.80%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) SQL
2 13 (25.49%) C#
3 9 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.88%) C++
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) Java
6 1 (1.96%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.96%) R
6 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (9.80%) CCA
4 5 (9.80%) CCAA
4 5 (9.80%) ISEB
4 5 (9.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.92%) HNC
7 2 (3.92%) MCSE
7 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.96%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) HL7
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.80%) XenApp
3 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.88%) XenServer
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) NetBackup
1 4 (7.84%) SCOM
2 3 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.92%) WSUS
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Citrix
2 8 (15.69%) RedGate
2 8 (15.69%) VMware
3 4 (7.84%) IBM
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) Fiorano
4 3 (5.88%) InterSystems
4 3 (5.88%) Symantec
5 2 (3.92%) McAfee
5 2 (3.92%) Nintex
5 2 (3.92%) Veritas
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Hootsuite
6 1 (1.96%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) Lotus
6 1 (1.96%) SAP
6 1 (1.96%) Tableau