The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 72 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.87% 7.07% 8.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.86% 26.36% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 11 9
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£450 £368 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £303 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £591 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.73 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £16.16 £17.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.07%
SC Cleared
Wales

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

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
157 110 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.25% 26.83% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 59 46
Average daily rate £450 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £514 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £15.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £16.16 £23.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 20 £495 +29.83% 7
Bridgend +2 18 £450 - 6
Newport +2 13 £465 +36.56%
SC Cleared
Wales

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

1 145 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 47 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (27.59%) Java
4 32 (22.07%) Scrum
5 26 (17.93%) SQL
6 25 (17.24%) C#
7 24 (16.55%) Microsoft
8 23 (15.86%) .NET
8 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
9 20 (13.79%) Jenkins
10 19 (13.10%) Subversion
11 18 (12.41%) Selenium
11 18 (12.41%) JIRA
11 18 (12.41%) XML
12 17 (11.72%) Project Management
12 17 (11.72%) WebDriver
13 16 (11.03%) Open Source
13 16 (11.03%) Automation Testing
13 16 (11.03%) Windows
13 16 (11.03%) Kanban
14 15 (10.34%) Test Scripting
14 15 (10.34%) .NET Framework
15 14 (9.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (9.66%) CRM
16 13 (8.97%) SharePoint
16 13 (8.97%) ETL
16 13 (8.97%) XSLT
16 13 (8.97%) JavaScript
16 13 (8.97%) ISEB
16 13 (8.97%) Software Testing

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 13 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.59%) JBoss
3 7 (4.83%) FileNet
4 6 (4.14%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.45%) IIS
6 4 (2.76%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.38%) Confluence
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.69%) Lync
9 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.69%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.69%) Apache
9 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.90%) WAN
2 7 (4.83%) Firewall
3 6 (4.14%) LAN
4 5 (3.45%) LLU
4 5 (3.45%) ADSL
4 5 (3.45%) DNS
4 5 (3.45%) Internet
5 4 (2.76%) Wireless
6 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.69%) SNMP
7 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.07%) FileMaker
6 2 (1.38%) MS Access
6 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.69%) Impala
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.69%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 19 (13.10%) Subversion
3 18 (12.41%) Selenium
3 18 (12.41%) JIRA
4 17 (11.72%) WebDriver
5 13 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (8.28%) Bugzilla
6 12 (8.28%) JUnit
7 11 (7.59%) Maven
8 10 (6.90%) TortoiseSVN
9 7 (4.83%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.83%) Ant
10 6 (4.14%) TestNG
10 6 (4.14%) Eclipse
10 6 (4.14%) JMeter
11 2 (1.38%) DbUnit
11 2 (1.38%) Hudson
12 1 (0.69%) Spock
12 1 (0.69%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (5.52%) Back Office
2 6 (4.14%) Finance
3 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.76%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (26.90%) Developer
2 22 (15.17%) Java Developer
3 18 (12.41%) Analyst
4 10 (6.90%) Architect
4 10 (6.90%) Designer
5 9 (6.21%) Test Analyst
6 8 (5.52%) Tester
7 7 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.83%) Consultant
8 6 (4.14%) Database Specialist
8 6 (4.14%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.14%) Java Team Leader
8 6 (4.14%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.45%) ETL Specialist
9 5 (3.45%) Development Team Leader
9 5 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.76%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.76%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Network Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) CRM Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.86%) .NET
2 18 (12.41%) XML
3 15 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 13 (8.97%) XSLT
5 12 (8.28%) Spring
6 11 (7.59%) XML Schema
6 11 (7.59%) JSON
7 9 (6.21%) HTML
8 8 (5.52%) CSS
9 7 (4.83%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.45%) Java SE
11 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.76%) J2EE
11 4 (2.76%) WCF
11 4 (2.76%) jQuery
11 4 (2.76%) Drools
12 3 (2.07%) AngularJS
12 3 (2.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 3 (2.07%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.03%) Open Source
2 11 (7.59%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.52%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.07%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.07%) Clustering
7 2 (1.38%) CESG
7 2 (1.38%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.38%) RMADS
7 2 (1.38%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.69%) Physics
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) CMDB
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.03%) Windows
2 2 (1.38%) Linux
2 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.69%) UNIX
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.07%) Scrum
3 17 (11.72%) Project Management
4 16 (11.03%) Automation Testing
4 16 (11.03%) Kanban
5 15 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 14 (9.66%) CRM
7 13 (8.97%) ETL
7 13 (8.97%) Software Testing
7 13 (8.97%) TDD
8 12 (8.28%) Load Testing
9 10 (6.90%) Test Management
9 10 (6.90%) BDD
9 10 (6.90%) Change Data Capture
10 8 (5.52%) ITIL
10 8 (5.52%) Workflow
11 7 (4.83%) Migration
11 7 (4.83%) SOA
12 6 (4.14%) PRINCE2
13 5 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.59%) Java
2 26 (17.93%) SQL
3 25 (17.24%) C#
4 13 (8.97%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.28%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.59%) PL/SQL
6 11 (7.59%) XPath
7 4 (2.76%) Perl
7 4 (2.76%) Python
8 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.38%) VB
9 2 (1.38%) C
9 2 (1.38%) C++
9 2 (1.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 145 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.97%) ISEB
2 13 (8.97%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.76%) MCAD
3 4 (2.76%) MCSD
3 4 (2.76%) MCTS
3 4 (2.76%) MCPD
4 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.07%) Degree
4 3 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.07%) MCP
4 3 (2.07%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.38%) CISSP
5 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.38%) CISM
5 2 (1.38%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.76%) Terminal Services
2 4 (2.76%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.76%) XenApp
3 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.38%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.69%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.69%) SCOM
3 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.69%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 24 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.52%) Cisco
3 5 (3.45%) VMware
3 5 (3.45%) Citrix
4 3 (2.07%) Symantec
5 2 (1.38%) McAfee
5 2 (1.38%) ILOG
5 2 (1.38%) SAP
6 1 (0.69%) Splunk
6 1 (0.69%) Twitter
6 1 (0.69%) Kofax
6 1 (0.69%) IBM
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle
6 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe
6 1 (0.69%) Juniper
6 1 (0.69%) BMC
6 1 (0.69%) HP
6 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.69%) Remedy
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