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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Wales / South Wales
Rank 36 54 29
Rank change year-on-year +18 -25  
Contract jobs citing Degree 20 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.58% 2.78% 4.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.64% 9.64% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 9
Median daily rate £266 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £243 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +0.64% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.00%  

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 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 188 166 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 33.69% 28.82% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 105 106
Median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +123.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £42.29 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £63.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +25 17 £285 -12.30% 9
Newport 0 1 £190 -8.43% 1
Caerphilly - 1 £263 -
Degree
Wales

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
3 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (17.24%) XML
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
4 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
4 4 (13.79%) SAP
4 4 (13.79%) SAP Certification
4 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
4 4 (13.79%) HL7
4 4 (13.79%) Use Case
5 3 (10.34%) Fiorano
5 3 (10.34%) Release Management
5 3 (10.34%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
5 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
5 3 (10.34%) Statistics
5 3 (10.34%) NHS
5 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (10.34%) IBM
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft

Degree
Top Related 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 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (10.34%) JCAPS
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) ArcGIS
2 2 (6.90%) ArcSDE
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Stata
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP CRM
1 2 (6.90%) SAP MRS
2 1 (3.45%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.90%) GIS
3 2 (6.90%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) CRM Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Management Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) SAP Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Statistical Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) XML
2 3 (10.34%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (10.34%) XSLT
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) XML Schema
3 2 (6.90%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.34%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
2 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
3 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (13.79%) Use Case
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
5 3 (10.34%) ITSM
5 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
5 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Release Management
5 3 (10.34%) Statistics
5 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.34%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) R
3 2 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) VB
3 2 (6.90%) VB6
4 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.79%) SAP Certification
3 3 (10.34%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) CISM
4 2 (6.90%) CISSP
4 2 (6.90%) GIAC
4 2 (6.90%) Postgraduate
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) HL7
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.90%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) SAP
2 3 (10.34%) Fiorano
2 3 (10.34%) IBM
2 3 (10.34%) InterSystems
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Blue Prism
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) ESRI
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
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