Period
to 14 September 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 14 September 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
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 33 32
Rank change year-on-year -19 -1 +43
Contract jobs citing Degree 39 89 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.96% 5.70% 5.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.17% 19.35% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 49
Wales median daily rate £390 £405 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +11.72% +20.83%
10th Percentile £136 £306 £130
90th Percentile £550 £655 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Wales median hourly rate £35.50 £18.87 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.13% -1.09% -
10th Percentile £19.46 £13.31 £15.57
90th Percentile £86.85 £18.87 £22.91
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £31.93
% change year-on-year +14.86% +15.90% +14.02%

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 349 460 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.52% 29.45% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 293 231
Wales median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £228 £263 £175
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 27
Wales median hourly rate £41.00 £18.87 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.28% -49.68% -17.13%
10th Percentile £17.09 £12.00 £14.39
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.00 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £24.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year +54.64% -16.38% +5.45%

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 14 September 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 14 September 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 14 September 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 +8 36 £390 -6.02% 67
North Wales +1 2 £258 +35.53% 10
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 14 September 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 17 (43.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (28.21%) Finance
3 10 (25.64%) CISSP
3 10 (25.64%) Information Security
4 9 (23.08%) Statistics
4 9 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (23.08%) Firewall
5 8 (20.51%) Internet
5 8 (20.51%) Symantec
5 8 (20.51%) Python
5 8 (20.51%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (20.51%) CEH
5 8 (20.51%) Email Filtering
5 8 (20.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (17.95%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (17.95%) Decision-Making
6 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.95%) Blue Coat
6 7 (17.95%) ProxySG
6 7 (17.95%) Mathematics
6 7 (17.95%) R
6 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.95%) SQL
7 6 (15.38%) XML
7 6 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 6 (15.38%) Windows
7 6 (15.38%) Cloudera
7 6 (15.38%) Visualisation
7 6 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (15.38%) Data Science

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 2 (5.13%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) Avid Media Composer
2 1 (2.56%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (2.56%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Azure
3 1 (2.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Firewall
2 8 (20.51%) Internet
3 3 (7.69%) Intranet
4 1 (2.56%) Network Security
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) Power BI
2 1 (2.56%) QlikView
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
1 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Balsamiq
2 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Military
2 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Graduate
3 7 (17.95%) Graduate Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Statistical Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Blue Coat Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Research Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Designer
9 1 (2.56%) Broadcast Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Graduate Programmer
9 1 (2.56%) IT Support
9 1 (2.56%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) XML
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) User Experience
3 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.56%) CESG
4 1 (2.56%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Information Security
2 9 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (23.08%) Statistics
3 8 (20.51%) Email Filtering
3 8 (20.51%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.95%) Decision-Making
4 7 (17.95%) Mathematics
5 6 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (15.38%) Data Science
5 6 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 6 (15.38%) Visualisation
6 5 (12.82%) Benchmarking
6 5 (12.82%) Cryptography
6 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Security Architecture
6 5 (12.82%) Security Monitoring
6 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Economics
7 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Python
2 7 (17.95%) R
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) CISSP
2 8 (20.51%) CEH
3 7 (17.95%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (10.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (10.26%) ISEB
4 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.26%) PMI Certification
4 4 (10.26%) PMP
5 3 (7.69%) DBS Check
5 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) CISM
6 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.13%) HND
6 2 (5.13%) PhD
6 2 (5.13%) SANS
6 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) HNC
7 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (5.13%) GDPR
1 2 (5.13%) HIPAA
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Symantec
2 7 (17.95%) Blue Coat
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe
4 1 (2.56%) Apple
4 1 (2.56%) Avid
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) VMware