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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 11 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 63 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.98% 7.68% 7.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.59% 27.78% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 9
Average daily rate
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£410 £369 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.18% -13.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £296 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £374
% change year-on-year
- -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.73 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.65% -28.57%
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
177 126 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.84% 27.63% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 71 47
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.54 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.78% +7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 August 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
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 August 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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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 0 26 £385 +14.07%
Cardiff +2 17 £425 -10.52% 1
Bridgend 0 4 £450 - 1
SC Cleared
Wales

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 150 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (27.33%) Windows
3 35 (23.33%) Java
4 29 (19.33%) Selenium
5 26 (17.33%) SQL
6 24 (16.00%) JUnit
6 24 (16.00%) TDD
7 23 (15.33%) C#
7 23 (15.33%) Microsoft
7 23 (15.33%) BDD
8 22 (14.67%) Subversion
8 22 (14.67%) Scrum
9 21 (14.00%) Oracle
10 20 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (13.33%) WebDriver
11 19 (12.67%) VMware
12 18 (12.00%) .NET
13 17 (11.33%) Active Directory
13 17 (11.33%) Citrix
13 17 (11.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (11.33%) Open Source
13 17 (11.33%) Automation Testing
14 16 (10.67%) UNIX
14 16 (10.67%) Test Scripting
14 16 (10.67%) Kanban
14 16 (10.67%) .NET Framework
15 15 (10.00%) JIRA
15 15 (10.00%) Load Testing
15 15 (10.00%) ISTQB
15 15 (10.00%) IBM

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.33%) FileNet
3 8 (5.33%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.00%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.67%) IIS
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.33%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) assyst
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.67%) PaaS
2 1 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.67%) NAS
2 8 (5.33%) DNS
3 7 (4.67%) LAN
4 6 (4.00%) SAN
5 5 (3.33%) Firewall
5 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.67%) VoIP
6 4 (2.67%) Wireless
7 3 (2.00%) Internet
7 3 (2.00%) WAN
8 2 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.67%) L2TP
9 1 (0.67%) SMS
9 1 (0.67%) DHCP
9 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.67%) VPN
9 1 (0.67%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (7.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (6.00%) MySQL
4 6 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 29 (19.33%) Selenium
2 24 (16.00%) JUnit
3 22 (14.67%) Subversion
4 20 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 17 (11.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (10.00%) JIRA
6 15 (10.00%) TestNG
7 14 (9.33%) Bugzilla
7 14 (9.33%) JMeter
8 13 (8.67%) TortoiseSVN
9 12 (8.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (8.00%) Ant
9 12 (8.00%) Maven
10 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.00%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (6.00%) Finance
2 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (14.67%) Developer
2 19 (12.67%) Consultant
3 14 (9.33%) Java Developer
4 12 (8.00%) Architect
4 12 (8.00%) Tester
5 11 (7.33%) Security Engineer
6 10 (6.67%) DBA
6 10 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.00%) Analyst
7 9 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Wintel Consultant
8 8 (5.33%) Administrator
8 8 (5.33%) SQL DBA
9 7 (4.67%) Storage Consultant
9 7 (4.67%) Service Manager
9 7 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
11 5 (3.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 5 (3.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.00%) .NET
2 16 (10.67%) .NET Framework
3 15 (10.00%) Web Services
4 12 (8.00%) XML
5 11 (7.33%) Spring
6 10 (6.67%) Struts
7 9 (6.00%) Java SE
8 8 (5.33%) REST
8 8 (5.33%) MyBatis
8 8 (5.33%) XSLT
9 5 (3.33%) HTML
9 5 (3.33%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.67%) SOAP
10 4 (2.67%) WCF
11 3 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (1.33%) CSS
12 2 (1.33%) Velocity
13 1 (0.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) Open Source
2 11 (7.33%) Client/Server
3 9 (6.00%) Replication
4 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.67%) iSeries
6 3 (2.00%) PKI
6 3 (2.00%) Clustering
6 3 (2.00%) AS400
7 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.33%) CESG
7 2 (1.33%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.33%) Statistics
8 1 (0.67%) RMADS
8 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.67%) CMDB
8 1 (0.67%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.33%) Windows
2 16 (10.67%) UNIX
3 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.33%) Linux
8 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.00%) TDD
2 23 (15.33%) BDD
3 22 (14.67%) Scrum
4 20 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (11.33%) Automation Testing
6 16 (10.67%) Test Scripting
6 16 (10.67%) Kanban
7 15 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 15 (10.00%) Test Management
8 13 (8.67%) Software Testing
8 13 (8.67%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (8.00%) Automated Testing
10 11 (7.33%) Workflow
10 11 (7.33%) Project Management
11 7 (4.67%) Document Management
11 7 (4.67%) GAP Analysis
12 6 (4.00%) ITIL
12 6 (4.00%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.33%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.33%) Java
2 26 (17.33%) SQL
3 23 (15.33%) C#
4 6 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.33%) C
6 2 (1.33%) VBScript
6 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.67%) Ruby
7 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 150 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (9.33%) ISEB
4 12 (8.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.00%) MCITP
5 3 (2.00%) GIAC
5 3 (2.00%) GCIA
5 3 (2.00%) GCFW
5 3 (2.00%) GCWN
5 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.00%) MCDBA
5 3 (2.00%) CISSP
6 2 (1.33%) MCP
6 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.67%) Degree
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CCNA
7 1 (0.67%) CCDA
7 1 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 9 (6.00%) NFS
3 9 (6.00%) XenApp
4 7 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (4.00%) vSphere
6 5 (3.33%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.33%) UAG
6 5 (3.33%) vCloud
7 4 (2.67%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (2.67%) MetaFrame
8 3 (2.00%) XenServer
9 2 (1.33%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (6.67%) SCCM
3 8 (5.33%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (4.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.33%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.00%) WSUS
6 3 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.33%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.33%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (1.33%) BMC Performance Manager
8 1 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 23 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.00%) Oracle
3 19 (12.67%) VMware
4 17 (11.33%) Citrix
5 15 (10.00%) IBM
6 12 (8.00%) Sophos
7 11 (7.33%) Symantec
8 10 (6.67%) McAfee
9 9 (6.00%) NetApp
9 9 (6.00%) Red Gate
10 8 (5.33%) Cisco
11 7 (4.67%) Remedy
12 6 (4.00%) Clearswift
13 4 (2.67%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.67%) Websense
13 4 (2.67%) Juniper
14 3 (2.00%) Sourcefire
14 3 (2.00%) Informatica
14 3 (2.00%) Lotus
14 3 (2.00%) JBoss