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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 78 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.18% 6.99% 6.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.41% 27.35% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 19 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £283 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.50 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.61% +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -44.44%
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
193 117 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.60% 25.55% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 74 55
Average daily rate £350 £285 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £220 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.18% +10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Newport +1 39 £338 +5.88% 3
Cardiff +7 24 £450 +22.61% 3
Bridgend -1 1 £375 - 2
SC Cleared
Wales

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (27.53%) Java
4 48 (26.97%) Scrum
5 47 (26.40%) Selenium
6 42 (23.60%) C#
7 37 (20.79%) WebDriver
8 36 (20.22%) TDD
9 34 (19.10%) Subversion
9 34 (19.10%) Windows
10 33 (18.54%) JIRA
10 33 (18.54%) BDD
10 33 (18.54%) Automation Testing
11 32 (17.98%) Kanban
11 32 (17.98%) Open Source
11 32 (17.98%) .NET
12 31 (17.42%) JUnit
13 30 (16.85%) Test Scripting
14 28 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 28 (15.73%) Jenkins
14 28 (15.73%) ISTQB
14 28 (15.73%) .NET Framework
15 27 (15.17%) SharePoint
15 27 (15.17%) ISEB
15 27 (15.17%) Load Testing
16 26 (14.61%) Software Testing
16 26 (14.61%) Bugzilla
17 25 (14.04%) SQL
17 25 (14.04%) Test Management
18 24 (13.48%) HP Quality Center

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 27 (15.17%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.62%) FileNet
3 8 (4.49%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.37%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.12%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.56%) Node.js
7 1 (0.56%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.56%) IIS
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) MS Project
1 2 (1.12%) MS Office
2 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.69%) assyst
3 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.06%) NAS
1 9 (5.06%) DNS
2 7 (3.93%) Firewall
3 4 (2.25%) Wireless
3 4 (2.25%) LAN
3 4 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.25%) Internet
4 3 (1.69%) SAN
4 3 (1.69%) WAN
5 2 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.12%) VoIP
6 1 (0.56%) LLU
6 1 (0.56%) SMS
6 1 (0.56%) DHCP
6 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.56%) PPP
6 1 (0.56%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.06%) MySQL
6 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.12%) MS Access
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (26.40%) Selenium
2 37 (20.79%) WebDriver
3 34 (19.10%) Subversion
4 33 (18.54%) JIRA
5 31 (17.42%) JUnit
6 28 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (15.73%) Jenkins
7 26 (14.61%) Bugzilla
8 23 (12.92%) TortoiseSVN
9 21 (11.80%) TestNG
10 20 (11.24%) JMeter
10 20 (11.24%) Maven
11 19 (10.67%) Ant
12 5 (2.81%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.25%) Eclipse
14 2 (1.12%) Hudson
15 1 (0.56%) Spock
15 1 (0.56%) DbUnit
General
1 14 (7.87%) Finance
2 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (18.54%) Developer
2 20 (11.24%) Tester
2 20 (11.24%) Java Developer
3 18 (10.11%) Analyst
3 18 (10.11%) Consultant
4 14 (7.87%) Test Analyst
5 12 (6.74%) Architect
6 10 (5.62%) DBA
6 10 (5.62%) Wintel Engineer
7 9 (5.06%) Designer
7 9 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (5.06%) Security Engineer
8 8 (4.49%) Administrator
8 8 (4.49%) Service Manager
8 8 (4.49%) SQL DBA
9 7 (3.93%) Wintel Consultant
10 6 (3.37%) Storage Consultant
10 6 (3.37%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.37%) Storage Engineer
10 6 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.98%) .NET
2 28 (15.73%) .NET Framework
3 24 (13.48%) XML
4 19 (10.67%) XSLT
5 16 (8.99%) Web Services
6 13 (7.30%) Spring
7 10 (5.62%) Struts
7 10 (5.62%) XML Schema
7 10 (5.62%) JSON
8 9 (5.06%) REST
8 9 (5.06%) Java SE
9 8 (4.49%) MyBatis
10 7 (3.93%) HTML
11 6 (3.37%) SOAP
12 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET
13 4 (2.25%) WCF
13 4 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 3 (1.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 3 (1.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.98%) Open Source
2 19 (10.67%) Client/Server
3 10 (5.62%) Replication
4 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.25%) iSeries
6 3 (1.69%) PKI
6 3 (1.69%) AS400
7 2 (1.12%) Clustering
7 2 (1.12%) CESG
7 2 (1.12%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.12%) Statistics
7 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.56%) RMADS
8 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.56%) CMDB
8 1 (0.56%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.10%) Windows
2 15 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (6.18%) UNIX
5 4 (2.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.25%) Linux
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.97%) Scrum
3 36 (20.22%) TDD
4 33 (18.54%) BDD
4 33 (18.54%) Automation Testing
5 32 (17.98%) Kanban
6 30 (16.85%) Test Scripting
7 27 (15.17%) Load Testing
8 26 (14.61%) Software Testing
9 25 (14.04%) Test Management
10 20 (11.24%) Project Management
11 15 (8.43%) Automated Testing
12 11 (6.18%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (6.18%) Workflow
13 8 (4.49%) Document Management
13 8 (4.49%) Mentoring
14 7 (3.93%) ITIL
14 7 (3.93%) Service Delivery
14 7 (3.93%) GAP Analysis
15 6 (3.37%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (27.53%) Java
2 42 (23.60%) C#
3 25 (14.04%) SQL
4 10 (5.62%) XPath
5 7 (3.93%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.25%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.69%) VB
8 2 (1.12%) VBScript
8 2 (1.12%) C
8 2 (1.12%) Perl
8 2 (1.12%) Python
8 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 178 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.73%) ISTQB
3 27 (15.17%) ISEB
4 12 (6.74%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.69%) CISSP
5 3 (1.69%) MCDBA
5 3 (1.69%) MCITP
5 3 (1.69%) GCIA
5 3 (1.69%) GCFW
5 3 (1.69%) GCWN
5 3 (1.69%) GIAC
6 2 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.12%) MCP
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) CCENT
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.06%) XenApp
2 9 (5.06%) NFS
3 8 (4.49%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.81%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.25%) vSphere
6 3 (1.69%) vCloud
6 3 (1.69%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.12%) UAG
8 1 (0.56%) XenServer
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.93%) SCCM
3 6 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.12%) WSUS
5 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.12%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 20 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.11%) Oracle
3 16 (8.99%) IBM
4 14 (7.87%) VMware
4 14 (7.87%) Citrix
5 9 (5.06%) Red Gate
5 9 (5.06%) NetApp
6 8 (4.49%) Sophos
6 8 (4.49%) McAfee
6 8 (4.49%) Cisco
7 7 (3.93%) Symantec
8 5 (2.81%) Remedy
8 5 (2.81%) Juniper
9 4 (2.25%) JBoss
9 4 (2.25%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.25%) Clearswift
10 3 (1.69%) Trend Micro
10 3 (1.69%) Informatica
10 3 (1.69%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.12%) Websense
South Wales
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gwent
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £235 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago