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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Wales / South Wales
Rank 5 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 74 67 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.99% 11.36% 14.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.53% 39.64% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 37
Median daily rate £438 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £54.00 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.96% +189.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.70 £44.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.78% +56.14%

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
170 169 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.14% 28.64% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 118 85
Median daily rate £375 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.78% +204.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport -3 21 £394 +0.31% 1
Cardiff +7 16 £444 +5.65% 2
Bridgend -1 16 £450 - 1
Monmouthshire - 2 - -
SC Cleared
Wales

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 177 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (28.81%) Cisco
3 41 (23.16%) Firewall
4 38 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (19.21%) Linux
6 31 (17.51%) Windows
6 31 (17.51%) LAN
7 28 (15.82%) Intel Security
8 27 (15.25%) C
9 25 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (14.12%) CCNP
9 25 (14.12%) Software Engineering
10 23 (12.99%) Fortinet
11 21 (11.86%) Change Control
12 20 (11.30%) Java
12 20 (11.30%) WAN
13 19 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (10.17%) Customer Requirements
14 18 (10.17%) Scrum
15 17 (9.60%) Microsoft
16 16 (9.04%) Ansible
17 15 (8.47%) JavaScript
17 15 (8.47%) HTML
17 15 (8.47%) CSS
18 14 (7.91%) Web Services
18 14 (7.91%) UML
18 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
18 14 (7.91%) Requirements Management
18 14 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (7.34%) Blue Coat

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in South 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 7 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.26%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (23.16%) Firewall
2 31 (17.51%) LAN
3 20 (11.30%) WAN
4 13 (7.34%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.78%) SNMP
5 12 (6.78%) VoIP
6 9 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (5.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (2.26%) VLAN
8 3 (1.69%) BGP
8 3 (1.69%) EIGRP
8 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.13%) Internet
9 2 (1.13%) L2TP
9 2 (1.13%) MPLS
9 2 (1.13%) OSPF
9 2 (1.13%) PPP
9 2 (1.13%) SAN
9 2 (1.13%) SSL
9 2 (1.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.52%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.69%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.13%) MySQL
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.13%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.56%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.21%) Git (software)
1 11 (6.21%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.65%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.08%) GCC
4 5 (2.82%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.82%) JBehave
4 5 (2.82%) JUnit
4 5 (2.82%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (2.82%) Selenium
5 3 (1.69%) JIRA
6 2 (1.13%) ERwin
6 2 (1.13%) Grunt
6 2 (1.13%) gulp
6 2 (1.13%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.13%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.13%) Toad
7 1 (0.56%) Gradle
7 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.21%) Marketing
3 10 (5.65%) Finance
4 8 (4.52%) Legal
5 5 (2.82%) Electronics
5 5 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.69%) Retail
7 2 (1.13%) Military
7 2 (1.13%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (27.12%) Network Engineer
2 34 (19.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 28 (15.82%) Developer
4 20 (11.30%) Software Engineer
5 17 (9.60%) Cisco Engineer
5 17 (9.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (7.91%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.21%) C Software Engineer
7 11 (6.21%) Consultant
7 11 (6.21%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Architect
10 7 (3.95%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Cloud Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Presales Engineer
11 6 (3.39%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.47%) CSS
1 15 (8.47%) HTML
2 14 (7.91%) Web Services
3 9 (5.08%) REST
4 6 (3.39%) JSON
4 6 (3.39%) Spring
5 5 (2.82%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.82%) XML
6 4 (2.26%) Dropwizard
7 3 (1.69%) Ajax
7 3 (1.69%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.69%) HTML5
7 3 (1.69%) jQuery
7 3 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.13%) .NET
8 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.13%) RESTful
8 2 (1.13%) Sass
8 2 (1.13%) Velocity
9 1 (0.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.26%) CESG
3 4 (2.26%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.69%) User Experience
5 2 (1.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.13%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle Exalogic
5 2 (1.13%) PMI
5 2 (1.13%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.13%) W3C
6 1 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.56%) Clustering
6 1 (0.56%) CMDB
6 1 (0.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.21%) Linux
2 31 (17.51%) Windows
3 10 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.52%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.95%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.82%) Unix
6 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.26%) Debian
7 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.56%) AIX
9 1 (0.56%) CentOS
9 1 (0.56%) HPUX
9 1 (0.56%) Solaris
9 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.12%) Software Engineering
3 21 (11.86%) Change Control
4 18 (10.17%) Customer Requirements
4 18 (10.17%) Scrum
5 14 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (7.91%) Requirements Management
5 14 (7.91%) UML
6 11 (6.21%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.08%) ITIL
7 9 (5.08%) Mentoring
7 9 (5.08%) Software Delivery
8 7 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (3.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (3.95%) DevOps
8 7 (3.95%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (3.95%) Presales
8 7 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.39%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.25%) C
2 20 (11.30%) Java
3 15 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.34%) SQL
5 6 (3.39%) C#
6 5 (2.82%) C++
7 2 (1.13%) ABAP
7 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.13%) Python
7 2 (1.13%) Tcl
7 2 (1.13%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.56%) Groovy
8 1 (0.56%) Lisp
8 1 (0.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 177 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.12%) CCNP
2 25 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.95%) CCNA
4 6 (3.39%) CISSP
5 5 (2.82%) CEH
5 5 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.82%) MCITP
5 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.69%) HNC
6 3 (1.69%) MCSE
7 2 (1.13%) CCIE
7 2 (1.13%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.13%) MCDBA
7 2 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.13%) PMP
8 1 (0.56%) CLAS
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.26%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.08%) Active Directory
1 9 (5.08%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.13%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (9.04%) Ansible
2 10 (5.65%) Terraform
3 4 (2.26%) Puppet
4 3 (1.69%) SCCM
5 2 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.56%) Consul
6 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (28.81%) Cisco
2 28 (15.82%) Intel Security
3 23 (12.99%) Fortinet
4 17 (9.60%) Microsoft
5 13 (7.34%) Blue Coat
6 11 (6.21%) F5
6 11 (6.21%) Juniper
7 10 (5.65%) CheckPoint
7 10 (5.65%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.65%) SAP
8 6 (3.39%) Oracle
9 5 (2.82%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.82%) VMware
10 4 (2.26%) Avaya
11 3 (1.69%) Cloudera
11 3 (1.69%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.13%) CA
12 2 (1.13%) EMC
12 2 (1.13%) Lumension
12 2 (1.13%) RedGate
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