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 3 months to 29 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.

Degree
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 49 41
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 24 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.41% 3.79% 3.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.54% 12.08% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 12
Median daily rate £285 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.30% -5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £212 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.30% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.58%  

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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 281 207 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 39.97% 31.36% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 133 134
Median daily rate £425 £350 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -17.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £198 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.02% +210.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £16.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £60.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
South Wales +19 20 £266 -18.07% 14
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region with a requirement for Degree.

1 15 (32.61%) PRINCE2
2 14 (30.43%) Service Management
3 13 (28.26%) SQL
4 11 (23.91%) Service Delivery
5 10 (21.74%) ITIL
6 9 (19.57%) Java
6 9 (19.57%) ITSM
7 8 (17.39%) ISEB
7 8 (17.39%) Project Management
7 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.22%) Business Analysis
8 7 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.22%) XML
9 6 (13.04%) Oracle
9 6 (13.04%) Apache
9 6 (13.04%) Spring
9 6 (13.04%) Maven
9 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
9 6 (13.04%) DevOps
9 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
10 5 (10.87%) HL7
10 5 (10.87%) Informatics
10 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
10 5 (10.87%) EXIN
10 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
10 5 (10.87%) ITIL Certification

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 (13.04%) Apache
2 4 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (8.70%) JCAPS
2 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.35%) ArcGIS
3 2 (4.35%) ArcSDE
3 2 (4.35%) SAS
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Stata
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.35%) SAP MRS
2 1 (2.17%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
1 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) GIS
2 2 (4.35%) Spatial Data
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
1 6 (13.04%) Maven
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Advertising
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Architect
2 6 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Java Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Lead Test Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Applications Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Service Management Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Support Manager
6 2 (4.35%) CRM Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.35%) SAP Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Support Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) XML
2 6 (13.04%) Spring
3 4 (8.70%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (8.70%) XSLT
4 3 (6.52%) .NET
4 3 (6.52%) Web Services
5 2 (4.35%) XML Schema
5 2 (4.35%) XSD
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) PRINCE2
2 14 (30.43%) Service Management
3 11 (23.91%) Service Delivery
4 10 (21.74%) ITIL
5 9 (19.57%) ITSM
6 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.39%) Project Management
7 7 (15.22%) Business Analysis
8 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.04%) DevOps
8 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Informatics
9 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
10 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Release Management
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.70%) UML
10 4 (8.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) R
4 2 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (4.35%) VB6
5 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) ISEB
2 5 (10.87%) EXIN
2 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.87%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (8.70%) SAP Certification
4 2 (4.35%) CISM
4 2 (4.35%) CISSP
4 2 (4.35%) GIAC
4 2 (4.35%) Postgraduate
4 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) HL7
2 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) Fiorano
3 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 4 (8.70%) InterSystems
3 4 (8.70%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) Blue Prism
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
4 2 (4.35%) ESRI
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
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