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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 53 47
Rank change year-on-year +30 -6  
Contract jobs citing Degree 37 5 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.00% 0.90% 3.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.64% 3.09% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 15
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £172 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £373 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £8.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 171 162 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 27.71% 29.24% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 107 196
Median daily rate £350 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
Median hourly rate £43.50 £70.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.85% +438.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.33 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £73.55 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +28 34 £375 +11.11% 8
North Wales - 1 £313 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 17 (27.87%) Service Management
2 16 (26.23%) PRINCE2
2 16 (26.23%) Windows
3 15 (24.59%) SQL
4 13 (21.31%) ITIL
4 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
5 12 (19.67%) UML
5 12 (19.67%) Service Delivery
5 12 (19.67%) Business Analysis
6 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
6 11 (18.03%) C#
6 11 (18.03%) .NET
6 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
6 11 (18.03%) SAP
6 11 (18.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (16.39%) Project Management
7 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
8 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
8 9 (14.75%) SAP Certification
8 9 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
9 8 (13.11%) NHS
9 8 (13.11%) Oracle
9 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
9 8 (13.11%) XML
9 8 (13.11%) ITSM
9 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (13.11%) HL7

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 (9.84%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (9.84%) JCAPS
1 6 (9.84%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.28%) SAS
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.64%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.28%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.28%) SAP CRM
1 2 (3.28%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.28%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.28%) SAP MRS
2 1 (1.64%) Magento
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.64%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) LAN
1 7 (11.48%) WAN
2 6 (9.84%) POP3
2 6 (9.84%) SMTP
2 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.92%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.64%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) MPLS
4 1 (1.64%) SMS
4 1 (1.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.48%) RDBMS
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.28%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.48%) MSBuild
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (8.20%) Legal
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Welsh Language
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Architect
4 9 (14.75%) Test Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Lead Test Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Consultant
7 5 (8.20%) SAP Architect
7 5 (8.20%) SQL Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Applications Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Designer
8 4 (6.56%) SAP Trainer
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Trainer
9 3 (4.92%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) .NET
2 8 (13.11%) XML
3 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
3 7 (11.48%) Entity Framework
3 7 (11.48%) LINQ
3 7 (11.48%) WCF
3 7 (11.48%) XSLT
4 6 (9.84%) Code First Entity Framework
4 6 (9.84%) IBM Integration Bus
4 6 (9.84%) WinForms
5 5 (8.20%) Web Services
6 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.56%) SOAP
7 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.28%) HTML
8 2 (3.28%) React
9 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.64%) CSS3
9 1 (1.64%) jQuery
9 1 (1.64%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) NHS
2 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.56%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.64%) Handset
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Service Management
2 16 (26.23%) PRINCE2
3 13 (21.31%) ITIL
4 12 (19.67%) Business Analysis
4 12 (19.67%) Service Delivery
4 12 (19.67%) UML
5 11 (18.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
6 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (16.39%) Project Management
7 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
8 8 (13.11%) ITSM
8 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Informatics
9 7 (11.48%) OOP
9 7 (11.48%) Scrum
9 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.84%) MVVM
10 6 (9.84%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) C#
3 7 (11.48%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.56%) C++
4 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.56%) VB
4 4 (6.56%) VB6
5 3 (4.92%) Java
5 3 (4.92%) R
6 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.64%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.64%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.64%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.64%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
1 9 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 9 (14.75%) SAP Certification
2 7 (11.48%) ISEB
3 6 (9.84%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (8.20%) CCA
4 5 (8.20%) CCAA
4 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.28%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.28%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.64%) CCIE
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.64%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (1.64%) PhD
7 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) HL7
2 2 (3.28%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.92%) XenApp
1 3 (4.92%) XenServer
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) SAP
3 8 (13.11%) Oracle
4 6 (9.84%) Citrix
4 6 (9.84%) Fiorano
4 6 (9.84%) IBM
4 6 (9.84%) InterSystems
4 6 (9.84%) VMware
5 2 (3.28%) Blue Prism
5 2 (3.28%) Nintex
6 1 (1.64%) Adobe
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco
6 1 (1.64%) Software AG