Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 38 69
Rank change year-on-year +6 +31 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 103 64 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.92% 5.24% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.54% 16.08% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 34
Wales median daily rate £438 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.13% -8.15% +3.85%
10th Percentile £313 £130 £164
90th Percentile £700 £420 £481
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Wales median hourly rate £21.18 £19.08 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.02% - -
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +15.63% +16.36% -25.01%

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 457 398 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.26% 32.57% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 262 304
Wales median daily rate £438 £375 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -8.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £264 £136 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £22.69 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.18% -59.66% +167.86%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.03 £14.62
90th Percentile £42.00 £43.78 £77.00
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -13 63 £450 +28.57% 72
Mid Wales - 36 - - 3
West Wales +3 2 - - 6
North Wales -4 2 £190 +46.15% 6
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 37 (35.92%) Postgraduate
1 37 (35.92%) Visualisation
2 36 (34.95%) Games
2 36 (34.95%) Data Visualisation
3 32 (31.07%) Collaborative Working
3 32 (31.07%) Time Management
4 29 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
6 25 (24.27%) SQL
7 22 (21.36%) Security Cleared
7 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
7 22 (21.36%) Instructional Design
8 19 (18.45%) Windows
8 19 (18.45%) Project Management
9 18 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (15.53%) User Experience
11 15 (14.56%) Linux
11 15 (14.56%) PRINCE2
11 15 (14.56%) ITIL
12 14 (13.59%) Infographics
13 13 (12.62%) Windows Server
14 12 (11.65%) C#
14 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
14 12 (11.65%) Finance
14 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
15 11 (10.68%) Coaching
15 11 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (9.71%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 10 (9.71%) Firewall
16 10 (9.71%) HTML

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 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.88%) IIS
4 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.94%) SAS
6 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.94%) InVision
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) Firewall
2 7 (6.80%) Network Security
3 6 (5.83%) DMZ
4 3 (2.91%) VLAN
4 3 (2.91%) VSAN
5 2 (1.94%) VoIP
5 2 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.97%) Internet
6 1 (0.97%) Intranet
6 1 (0.97%) Junos
6 1 (0.97%) LAN
6 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.97%) VPN
6 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) RDBMS
1 8 (7.77%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.97%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.97%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MSTest
1 8 (7.77%) NUnit
2 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.91%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.94%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (1.94%) JIRA
4 2 (1.94%) JMeter
4 2 (1.94%) Selenium
4 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.97%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 36 (34.95%) Games
2 12 (11.65%) Finance
3 3 (2.91%) Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Legal
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Designer
2 17 (16.50%) Analyst
2 17 (16.50%) Developer
3 8 (7.77%) Games Designer
3 8 (7.77%) Games Developer
4 7 (6.80%) Architect
5 6 (5.83%) Games Artist
5 6 (5.83%) Security Architect
5 6 (5.83%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) Lead Developer
6 5 (4.85%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) Test Manager
7 4 (3.88%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Lead Software Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Product Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (2.91%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.91%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) .NET
1 10 (9.71%) CSS
1 10 (9.71%) HTML
2 9 (8.74%) .NET Framework
2 9 (8.74%) Entity Framework
2 9 (8.74%) HTML5
2 9 (8.74%) LINQ
3 8 (7.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (5.83%) WPF
5 4 (3.88%) Web Services
6 3 (2.91%) Apache Axis
7 2 (1.94%) EDI
7 2 (1.94%) jQuery
7 2 (1.94%) SOAP
7 2 (1.94%) XML
8 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.97%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.97%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (15.53%) User Experience
3 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
4 9 (8.74%) CESG
4 9 (8.74%) PKI
5 8 (7.77%) NHS
6 6 (5.83%) N-Tier
7 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.97%) e-Health
10 1 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.97%) LIMS
10 1 (0.97%) PACS
10 1 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.45%) Windows
2 15 (14.56%) Linux
3 13 (12.62%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.83%) Android
5 6 (5.83%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.94%) Unix
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.92%) Visualisation
2 36 (34.95%) Data Visualisation
3 32 (31.07%) Collaborative Working
3 32 (31.07%) Time Management
4 29 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (21.36%) Instructional Design
6 19 (18.45%) Project Management
7 15 (14.56%) ITIL
7 15 (14.56%) PRINCE2
8 14 (13.59%) Infographics
9 11 (10.68%) Coaching
9 11 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (9.71%) TOGAF
10 10 (9.71%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 9 (8.74%) ITIL V3
11 9 (8.74%) Mentoring
11 9 (8.74%) MVC
11 9 (8.74%) OOP
11 9 (8.74%) Risk Management
11 9 (8.74%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) SQL
2 12 (11.65%) C#
3 9 (8.74%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.74%) Python
4 6 (5.83%) C
4 6 (5.83%) XAML
5 4 (3.88%) Embedded C
6 3 (2.91%) C++
7 2 (1.94%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.94%) VBA
8 1 (0.97%) Java
8 1 (0.97%) PHP
8 1 (0.97%) R
8 1 (0.97%) Ruby
8 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (35.92%) Postgraduate
2 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
2 22 (21.36%) Security Cleared
3 10 (9.71%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.77%) HND
5 6 (5.83%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.91%) CISM
8 3 (2.91%) CISSP
8 3 (2.91%) HNC
8 3 (2.91%) MCSE
8 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.91%) PMP
9 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.94%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.94%) ISEB
9 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.94%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) GDPR
2 1 (0.97%) HL7
2 1 (0.97%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.97%) PMO
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.91%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (2.91%) vSphere
3 2 (1.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.88%) HP ALM
3 3 (2.91%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.91%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.91%) SCCM
3 3 (2.91%) SCOM
3 3 (2.91%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.91%) WSUS
4 2 (1.94%) Ansible
4 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.83%) Xamarin
3 4 (3.88%) HP
4 3 (2.91%) McAfee
4 3 (2.91%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.91%) Symantec
4 3 (2.91%) VMware
5 2 (1.94%) Adobe
5 2 (1.94%) Cisco
5 2 (1.94%) Google
6 1 (0.97%) Apple
6 1 (0.97%) Avaya
6 1 (0.97%) IBM
6 1 (0.97%) Juniper
6 1 (0.97%) Nortel
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) Tableau