Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £135 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Graduate
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 103 111
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.46% 0.071% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.073% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median daily rate £135 - -
UK median daily rate £150 £125 £125
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £8.75 -
UK median hourly rate £10.50 £13.74 £10.00
% change year-on-year -23.58% +37.40% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,249 1,368 1,385
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 97.23% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 943 996
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £180 £185 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 94 80
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.64 £59.25 £47.03
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Graduate in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in Wales

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Graduate in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate in Wales

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graduate in Wales

Graduate
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 Graduate within the Wales region over the 6 months to 18 January 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 +11 6 £135 - 2
Graduate
UK

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Graduate contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Data Extraction
2 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) Stata
3 1 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) MS Access
3 1 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Primavera
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Time Series Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Allocation

Graduate Skill Set
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 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (16.67%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) MS Access
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (16.67%) PMO
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP