Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 65 66
Rank change year-on-year +32 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Degree 62 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.21% 2.69% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.71% 8.52% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 33
Wales median daily rate £323 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.49% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £164 £263
90th Percentile £420 £481 £435
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +6.06% +0.50% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Wales median hourly rate £19.08 - £9.00
UK median hourly rate £31.66 £27.08 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.91% -22.64% +16.86%

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 371 446 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.15% 31.61% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 298 302
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £143 £220 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 16
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% +177.11% +23.29%
10th Percentile £14.99 £14.45 £10.09
90th Percentile £58.75 £78.00 £43.39
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 21 November 2017.

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
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 21 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
South Wales +37 51 £350 +16.67% 16
North Wales - 7 £130 - 2
West Wales -11 1 £400 +6.67% 2
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wales region with a requirement for Degree.

1 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 27 (43.55%) SQL
3 26 (41.94%) ITIL
3 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (40.32%) Windows
5 21 (33.87%) .NET
6 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
7 17 (27.42%) PRINCE2
8 15 (24.19%) MVC
8 15 (24.19%) Windows Server
9 14 (22.58%) Relational Database
9 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (22.58%) NHS
9 14 (22.58%) Unit Testing
10 13 (20.97%) Service Management
10 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
11 12 (19.35%) OOP
11 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
11 12 (19.35%) C#
11 12 (19.35%) LINQ
11 12 (19.35%) .NET Framework
11 12 (19.35%) High Availability
11 12 (19.35%) Entity Framework
12 11 (17.74%) Mentoring
12 11 (17.74%) HL7
12 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (17.74%) VMware
12 11 (17.74%) XML
12 11 (17.74%) SOAP
12 11 (17.74%) RDBMS

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 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.84%) IIS
3 3 (4.84%) JCAPS
3 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.61%) SAS
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.61%) Stata
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.29%) LAN
2 7 (11.29%) WAN
3 6 (9.68%) POP3
3 6 (9.68%) SMTP
4 4 (6.45%) DHCP
4 4 (6.45%) DNS
4 4 (6.45%) VLAN
5 3 (4.84%) Firewall
5 3 (4.84%) NetScaler
5 3 (4.84%) VSAN
6 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.23%) SMS
7 1 (1.61%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.61%) Nortel Meridian
7 1 (1.61%) PBX
7 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.58%) Relational Database
3 11 (17.74%) RDBMS
4 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.84%) Big Data
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (12.90%) MSTest
2 8 (12.90%) NUnit
3 3 (4.84%) MSBuild
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 9 (14.52%) Legal
2 2 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Billing
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Developer
2 12 (19.35%) Architect
3 11 (17.74%) .NET Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Technical Architect
5 8 (12.90%) Data Architect
5 8 (12.90%) IT Support
5 8 (12.90%) IT Support Technician
5 8 (12.90%) IT Technician
5 8 (12.90%) Support Technician
6 7 (11.29%) SQL Developer
6 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) TOGAF Architect
10 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.87%) .NET
2 12 (19.35%) .NET Framework
2 12 (19.35%) Entity Framework
2 12 (19.35%) LINQ
3 11 (17.74%) SOAP
3 11 (17.74%) XML
4 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (12.90%) RESTful
6 8 (12.90%) Web Services
7 6 (9.68%) jQuery
8 3 (4.84%) Code First Entity Framework
8 3 (4.84%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (4.84%) WCF
8 3 (4.84%) WinForms
8 3 (4.84%) XSLT
9 1 (1.61%) Android SDK
9 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.61%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (1.61%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) NHS
2 8 (12.90%) N-Tier
3 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.61%) Handset
7 1 (1.61%) LIMS
7 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.61%) Social Media
7 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Windows
2 15 (24.19%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.06%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.61%) Android
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (41.94%) ITIL
2 17 (27.42%) PRINCE2
3 15 (24.19%) MVC
4 14 (22.58%) Unit Testing
5 13 (20.97%) Service Management
6 12 (19.35%) High Availability
6 12 (19.35%) OOP
7 11 (17.74%) Mentoring
8 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling
8 10 (16.13%) Service Delivery
9 9 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (14.52%) Information Governance
9 9 (14.52%) SDLC
9 9 (14.52%) TOGAF
10 8 (12.90%) Coaching
10 8 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (11.29%) Migration
12 5 (8.06%) Business Continuity
12 5 (8.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) C#
3 9 (14.52%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.84%) C++
4 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.84%) R
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) Java
6 1 (1.61%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.61%) VB
6 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (9.68%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (9.68%) ISEB
4 6 (9.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (8.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (8.06%) CCA
5 5 (8.06%) CCAA
6 4 (6.45%) MCSE
7 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (4.84%) HNC
7 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
7 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.61%) MCDST
8 1 (1.61%) MCITP
8 1 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (1.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) HL7
2 2 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.06%) XenApp
4 3 (4.84%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (4.84%) vSphere
4 3 (4.84%) XenServer
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) NetBackup
1 5 (8.06%) SCOM
2 4 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.84%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.84%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.84%) SCCM
3 3 (4.84%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.84%) WSUS
4 2 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) VMware
3 10 (16.13%) Citrix
4 8 (12.90%) RedGate
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle
6 4 (6.45%) IBM
6 4 (6.45%) Symantec
7 3 (4.84%) Fiorano
7 3 (4.84%) HP
7 3 (4.84%) InterSystems
7 3 (4.84%) McAfee
8 2 (3.23%) Dell
8 2 (3.23%) SAP
8 2 (3.23%) Veritas
9 1 (1.61%) Avaya
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco
9 1 (1.61%) Lotus
9 1 (1.61%) Nortel
9 1 (1.61%) Panasonic
9 1 (1.61%) Tableau