The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 22 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 43 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.78% 5.95% 5.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.74% 31.37% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 10
Average daily rate £400 £450 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £570 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.09% +52.77%
SC Cleared
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
94 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 25.75% 18.96% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 40 38
Average daily rate £350 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £175 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £590 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the Cardiff region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Cardiff region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 53 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (45.28%) HTML
3 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
4 23 (43.40%) Java
5 17 (32.08%) XML
5 17 (32.08%) DV Cleared
6 16 (30.19%) SOAP
7 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
7 15 (28.30%) JIRA
8 14 (26.42%) SAP
9 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
9 13 (24.53%) ABAP
9 13 (24.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (24.53%) Selenium
10 12 (22.64%) jQuery
10 12 (22.64%) Spring
10 12 (22.64%) Document Management
10 12 (22.64%) Scrum
10 12 (22.64%) JUnit
10 12 (22.64%) SQL
10 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio
10 12 (22.64%) JBoss
11 11 (20.75%) JSF
11 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (20.75%) DbUnit
11 11 (20.75%) Spock
11 11 (20.75%) JSTS
12 10 (18.87%) Maven
12 10 (18.87%) Subversion

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (22.64%) JBoss
2 9 (16.98%) Confluence
2 9 (16.98%) FileNet
2 9 (16.98%) LiveCycle
3 7 (13.21%) GeoServer
3 7 (13.21%) IIS
3 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.43%) MQSeries
5 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.77%) Apache
7 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.89%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.21%) Gliffy
3 2 (3.77%) MS Office
4 1 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.89%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.89%) LAN
1 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
1 1 (1.89%) SSH
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.89%) WAN
1 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (13.21%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.77%) MySQL
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) JIRA
2 13 (24.53%) Selenium
3 12 (22.64%) JUnit
3 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio
4 11 (20.75%) DbUnit
4 11 (20.75%) Spock
5 10 (18.87%) Maven
5 10 (18.87%) Subversion
6 9 (16.98%) Ant
6 9 (16.98%) Hudson
7 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
8 7 (13.21%) Eclipse
9 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (7.55%) Burp Suite
10 4 (7.55%) JMeter
11 1 (1.89%) Axure RP
11 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (60.38%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) Java Developer
2 13 (24.53%) SAP Developer
3 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 10 (18.87%) ABAP Developer
5 9 (16.98%) UI Developer
6 7 (13.21%) Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) Test Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.77%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Change Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) SSIS Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) SSRS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) HTML
2 17 (32.08%) XML
3 16 (30.19%) SOAP
4 12 (22.64%) jQuery
4 12 (22.64%) Spring
5 11 (20.75%) JSF
5 11 (20.75%) JSTS
6 10 (18.87%) Hibernate
7 9 (16.98%) .NET
8 8 (15.09%) AngularJS
8 8 (15.09%) HTML5
8 8 (15.09%) Java EE
8 8 (15.09%) REST
9 7 (13.21%) Dojo
9 7 (13.21%) Java SE
9 7 (13.21%) JRules
9 7 (13.21%) SAP Smart Forms
9 7 (13.21%) XSD
10 6 (11.32%) J2EE
10 6 (11.32%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Replication
2 1 (1.89%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) PKI
2 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.64%) Document Management
2 12 (22.64%) Scrum
3 10 (18.87%) TDD
4 6 (11.32%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.43%) Business Analysis
5 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Testing
5 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
5 5 (9.43%) Use Case
5 5 (9.43%) V-Model
5 5 (9.43%) Volume Testing
5 5 (9.43%) Workflow
6 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.55%) SDLC
6 4 (7.55%) Security Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
2 23 (43.40%) Java
3 13 (24.53%) ABAP
3 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
4 12 (22.64%) SQL
5 7 (13.21%) SAPscript
6 3 (5.66%) C
7 2 (3.77%) C#
7 2 (3.77%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) C++
8 1 (1.89%) Groovy
8 1 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.89%) Python
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) DV Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) BC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.77%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CCNP
5 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Ansible
1 1 (1.89%) yum
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) SAP
2 9 (16.98%) Adobe
2 9 (16.98%) ILOG
2 9 (16.98%) Splunk
3 7 (13.21%) Kofax
4 5 (9.43%) Atlassian
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco
6 2 (3.77%) Juniper
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.89%) VMware
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