Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 31 74
Rank change year-on-year +3 +43 -11
Contract jobs citing Degree 99 70 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.18% 6.09% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.20% 21.15% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 23
Wales median daily rate £405 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £312 £130 £167
90th Percentile £700 £538 £505
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.79% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £19.08 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.09% - -
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £31.93 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.33% +16.09% -12.53%

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 446 331 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.86% 28.78% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 225 268
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £263 £155 £251
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 14
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £36.25 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.94% -36.96% +293.16%
10th Percentile £12.10 £16.75 £17.36
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £78.20
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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 -19 59 £415 +13.47% 53
Mid Wales - 36 - - 3
West Wales +9 2 - - 6
North Wales -4 2 £190 +46.15% 10
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 38 (38.38%) Postgraduate
1 38 (38.38%) Visualisation
2 36 (36.36%) Games
2 36 (36.36%) Data Visualisation
3 31 (31.31%) Collaborative Working
4 30 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (30.30%) Time Management
5 22 (22.22%) Instructional Design
6 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
7 17 (17.17%) Windows
7 17 (17.17%) SQL
8 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
8 16 (16.16%) User Experience
9 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
10 14 (14.14%) Mentoring
10 14 (14.14%) Coaching
10 14 (14.14%) Infographics
11 13 (13.13%) Project Management
11 13 (13.13%) ITIL
12 12 (12.12%) C#
12 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
12 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (11.11%) Scrum
14 10 (10.10%) Test Automation
14 10 (10.10%) JavaScript
14 10 (10.10%) PRINCE2
14 10 (10.10%) Active Directory
14 10 (10.10%) Python
14 10 (10.10%) Finance

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 4 (4.04%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) Confluence
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.02%) InVision
2 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.01%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) Network Security
2 8 (8.08%) Firewall
3 6 (6.06%) DMZ
4 3 (3.03%) Junos
4 3 (3.03%) LAN
4 3 (3.03%) WAN
5 2 (2.02%) Internet
5 2 (2.02%) VoIP
5 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.01%) Intranet
6 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.01%) VLAN
6 1 (1.01%) VPN
6 1 (1.01%) VSAN
6 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) RDBMS
1 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.01%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.01%) MS Access
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MSTest
1 6 (6.06%) NUnit
2 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.02%) Axure RP
3 2 (2.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.02%) JIRA
3 2 (2.02%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 36 (36.36%) Games
2 10 (10.10%) Finance
3 7 (7.07%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.01%) Automotive
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (21.21%) Designer
2 15 (15.15%) Developer
3 13 (13.13%) Analyst
4 8 (8.08%) Games Designer
4 8 (8.08%) Games Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Architect
6 6 (6.06%) Games Artist
6 6 (6.06%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.04%) Agile Coach
7 4 (4.04%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.04%) Engineering Manager
7 4 (4.04%) Lead Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Product Manager
7 4 (4.04%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.03%) Network Designer
8 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.09%) CSS
1 9 (9.09%) HTML
2 8 (8.08%) HTML5
2 8 (8.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 7 (7.07%) .NET
4 6 (6.06%) .NET Framework
4 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.06%) Entity Framework
4 6 (6.06%) LINQ
4 6 (6.06%) WPF
5 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.02%) EDI
7 1 (1.01%) Apache Axis
7 1 (1.01%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.01%) SOAP
7 1 (1.01%) Web Services
7 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) User Experience
2 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.07%) CESG
5 6 (6.06%) N-Tier
5 6 (6.06%) PKI
6 5 (5.05%) NHS
7 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
8 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.01%) e-Health
10 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
10 1 (1.01%) LIMS
10 1 (1.01%) PACS
10 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.17%) Windows
2 10 (10.10%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.09%) Linux
4 7 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.06%) Android
5 6 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Unix
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) Visualisation
2 36 (36.36%) Data Visualisation
3 31 (31.31%) Collaborative Working
4 30 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (30.30%) Time Management
5 22 (22.22%) Instructional Design
6 14 (14.14%) Coaching
6 14 (14.14%) Infographics
6 14 (14.14%) Mentoring
7 13 (13.13%) ITIL
7 13 (13.13%) Project Management
8 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
9 11 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (11.11%) Scrum
10 10 (10.10%) PRINCE2
10 10 (10.10%) Test Automation
11 9 (9.09%) UX Design
12 8 (8.08%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.08%) Pedagogy
12 8 (8.08%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.17%) SQL
2 12 (12.12%) C#
3 10 (10.10%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.10%) Python
4 6 (6.06%) XAML
5 4 (4.04%) C
5 4 (4.04%) C++
6 3 (3.03%) R
6 3 (3.03%) VBA
7 2 (2.02%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.02%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.02%) PHP
8 1 (1.01%) Java
8 1 (1.01%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.01%) Ruby
8 1 (1.01%) VB
8 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (38.38%) Postgraduate
2 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.07%) HND
5 6 (6.06%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.05%) ISTQB
7 4 (4.04%) CCNP
7 4 (4.04%) Master's Degree
8 3 (3.03%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.02%) CCNA
9 2 (2.02%) ISEB
9 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.02%) PMP
10 1 (1.01%) APMG
10 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) GDPR
1 2 (2.02%) QA
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.01%) HL7
2 1 (1.01%) MISRA
2 1 (1.01%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.01%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) Docker
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.01%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.01%) Puppet
3 1 (1.01%) SCCM
3 1 (1.01%) SCOM
3 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Xamarin
3 5 (5.05%) Cisco
4 4 (4.04%) Juniper
5 3 (3.03%) HP
6 2 (2.02%) Adobe
6 2 (2.02%) SAP
6 2 (2.02%) Tableau
7 1 (1.01%) Apple
7 1 (1.01%) Avaya
7 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.01%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.01%) Green Hills
7 1 (1.01%) McAfee
7 1 (1.01%) Nortel
7 1 (1.01%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.01%) Symantec
7 1 (1.01%) VMware