Period
to 25 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 March 2019 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 30 61
Rank change year-on-year -19 +31 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 56 77 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.33% 5.21% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.53% 15.28% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 54 46
Wales median daily rate £364 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.06% +33.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £161 £148 £165
90th Percentile £486 £447 £431
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Wales median hourly rate £21.18 £20.47 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% - -
UK median hourly rate £37.52 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +7.20% +18.64% -21.33%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 414 504 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.58% 34.10% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 308 418
Wales median daily rate £450 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.15% -5.59% +21.43%
10th Percentile £236 £192 £190
90th Percentile £637 £575 £570
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 19
Wales median hourly rate £18.46 £26.91 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.39% -23.11% -25.76%
10th Percentile £11.27 £10.80 £13.75
90th Percentile £46.00 £50.29 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -4.14%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Wales

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Wales

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Wales over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Wales

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Wales

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Wales over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Wales

Degree
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 25 March 2019. 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
South Wales -15 52 £370 -7.50% 15
West Wales -8 3 £180 -23.22% 2
North Wales -6 1 £170 +3.03% 5
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Degree.

1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
3 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 16 (28.57%) Linux
4 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (19.64%) SQL
5 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
6 10 (17.86%) C
6 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 10 (17.86%) Project Management
6 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 9 (16.07%) Windows
7 9 (16.07%) Windows Server
7 9 (16.07%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (14.29%) Embedded C
8 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
9 7 (12.50%) Finance
9 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 7 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
10 6 (10.71%) ITIL
10 6 (10.71%) Web Services
10 6 (10.71%) Scrum
10 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
10 6 (10.71%) Statistics
11 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
11 5 (8.93%) PKI
11 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (8.93%) R
11 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Confluence
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) SAS
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.79%) Avid Media Composer
3 1 (1.79%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) GitHub
2 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Firewall
2 2 (3.57%) Internet
2 2 (3.57%) VLAN
2 2 (3.57%) VSAN
3 1 (1.79%) DMZ
3 1 (1.79%) Network Security
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.57%) GitLab
3 2 (3.57%) JMeter
3 2 (3.57%) MSTest
3 2 (3.57%) NUnit
3 2 (3.57%) Selenium
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
3 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Software Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) C Software Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Embedded C Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) IT Support
6 4 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Designer
7 3 (5.36%) Graduate
7 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) Web Services
2 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
3 3 (5.36%) HTML
3 3 (5.36%) HTML5
3 3 (5.36%) LINQ
3 3 (5.36%) SOAP
3 3 (5.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.57%) Apache Axis
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) CSS
4 2 (3.57%) jQuery
4 2 (3.57%) XML
4 2 (3.57%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.79%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) JDBC
5 1 (1.79%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.79%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.93%) NHS
4 5 (8.93%) PKI
5 3 (5.36%) CESG
6 2 (3.57%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Linux
2 9 (16.07%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.57%) Unix
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.86%) PRINCE2
2 10 (17.86%) Project Management
2 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
3 9 (16.07%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (10.71%) ITIL
4 6 (10.71%) Scrum
4 6 (10.71%) Statistics
5 5 (8.93%) Coaching
5 5 (8.93%) Decision-Making
5 5 (8.93%) DevOps
5 5 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
6 4 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (7.14%) Data Science
6 4 (7.14%) Information Security
6 4 (7.14%) Migration
6 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) C
3 8 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 5 (8.93%) C#
4 5 (8.93%) R
5 4 (7.14%) Python
6 3 (5.36%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) Java
6 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (8.93%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (7.14%) CISSP
5 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.36%) HNC
6 3 (5.36%) HND
6 3 (5.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (5.36%) PMP
6 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.57%) CEH
7 2 (3.57%) CRISC
7 2 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) Master's Degree
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.57%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.79%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (3.57%) Docker
3 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Ansible
1 4 (7.14%) Puppet
2 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (3.57%) HP ALM
3 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (3.57%) SCCM
3 2 (3.57%) SCOM
3 2 (3.57%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 4 (7.14%) Symantec
2 4 (7.14%) VMware
3 2 (3.57%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.57%) Dell
3 2 (3.57%) EMC
3 2 (3.57%) Google
3 2 (3.57%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Apple
4 1 (1.79%) Avid
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) IBM