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 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 14 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 82 102 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.38% 20.77% 12.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.90% 59.65% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 70 40
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £43.50 - £18.33
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.82 - £14.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 - £20.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.09% +52.77%
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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
155 171 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.08% 34.83% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 116 96
Average daily rate £355 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Average hourly rate £43.50 £18.13 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -11.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.66 £9.25 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £37.20 £25.00
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 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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cardiff -1 43 £400 -11.11% 1
Newport +1 28 £350 -2.09%
Bridgend -2 3 £450 +20.00% 16
Gwent 0 2 £400 -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (28.68%) Java
4 26 (20.16%) Visual Studio
5 25 (19.38%) Windows
5 25 (19.38%) JavaScript
5 25 (19.38%) .NET
6 24 (18.60%) HTML
6 24 (18.60%) SQL Server
6 24 (18.60%) Selenium
7 22 (17.05%) Scrum
8 21 (16.28%) SQL
8 21 (16.28%) XML
9 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
9 20 (15.50%) TDD
10 18 (13.95%) Cisco
10 18 (13.95%) DV Cleared
11 16 (12.40%) jQuery
11 16 (12.40%) SOAP
11 16 (12.40%) Firewall
12 15 (11.63%) JIRA
13 14 (10.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (10.85%) SAP
13 14 (10.85%) JBoss
14 13 (10.08%) T-SQL
14 13 (10.08%) JUnit
14 13 (10.08%) ABAP
15 12 (9.30%) JMeter
15 12 (9.30%) Document Management
15 12 (9.30%) Spring

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 14 (10.85%) JBoss
2 11 (8.53%) FileNet
3 9 (6.98%) Confluence
3 9 (6.98%) LiveCycle
4 7 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (5.43%) GeoServer
4 7 (5.43%) IIS
4 7 (5.43%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.88%) MQSeries
6 4 (3.10%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.33%) Apache
7 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.33%) IBM Domino
7 3 (2.33%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.55%) Mule
8 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.78%) Moodle
Applications
1 11 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.43%) Gliffy
2 7 (5.43%) MS Office
3 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.33%) OrCAD
4 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.78%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.78%) MS Project
5 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.40%) Firewall
2 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.20%) DHCP
4 7 (5.43%) DNS
5 4 (3.10%) LAN
5 4 (3.10%) VLAN
5 4 (3.10%) VPN
6 3 (2.33%) DMZ
6 3 (2.33%) SMTP
6 3 (2.33%) SNMP
6 3 (2.33%) VoIP
6 3 (2.33%) WAN
7 2 (1.55%) HTTP
7 2 (1.55%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.55%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.55%) SAN
7 2 (1.55%) SSH
7 2 (1.55%) SSL
7 2 (1.55%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.78%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.43%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.33%) MySQL
7 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.78%) Power BI
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (20.16%) Visual Studio
2 24 (18.60%) Selenium
3 15 (11.63%) JIRA
4 13 (10.08%) JUnit
5 12 (9.30%) Git (software)
5 12 (9.30%) JMeter
5 12 (9.30%) SpecFlow
6 11 (8.53%) DbUnit
6 11 (8.53%) Eclipse
6 11 (8.53%) Maven
6 11 (8.53%) Spock
6 11 (8.53%) Subversion
7 9 (6.98%) Ant
7 9 (6.98%) Hudson
8 7 (5.43%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.43%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.10%) Burp Suite
11 4 (3.10%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (6.98%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.10%) Back Office
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Military
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Developer
2 18 (13.95%) Analyst
3 13 (10.08%) Java Developer
3 13 (10.08%) SAP Developer
4 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 10 (7.75%) ABAP Developer
6 9 (6.98%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) UI Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Change Manager
9 6 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Administrator
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Tester
10 5 (3.88%) Wintel Support
10 5 (3.88%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.38%) .NET
2 24 (18.60%) HTML
3 21 (16.28%) XML
4 16 (12.40%) jQuery
4 16 (12.40%) SOAP
5 12 (9.30%) REST
5 12 (9.30%) Spring
6 11 (8.53%) JSF
6 11 (8.53%) JSTS
7 10 (7.75%) Hibernate
8 9 (6.98%) Java EE
9 8 (6.20%) AngularJS
9 8 (6.20%) HTML5
9 8 (6.20%) J2EE
10 7 (5.43%) Dojo
10 7 (5.43%) Java SE
10 7 (5.43%) JRules
10 7 (5.43%) SAP Smart Forms
10 7 (5.43%) XSD
11 6 (4.65%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) Replication
2 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.88%) PKI
4 3 (2.33%) DataPower
5 2 (1.55%) CESG
5 2 (1.55%) CMDB
5 2 (1.55%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.55%) PDA
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.78%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.78%) LPAR
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.38%) Windows
2 11 (8.53%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.75%) Linux
4 8 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.10%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.33%) Unix
8 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.78%) AIX
9 1 (0.78%) Android
9 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.05%) Scrum
3 20 (15.50%) TDD
4 12 (9.30%) Document Management
5 11 (8.53%) BDD
6 10 (7.75%) Business Analysis
7 9 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (6.98%) Project Management
8 8 (6.20%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.20%) ITIL
8 8 (6.20%) Programme Management
8 8 (6.20%) SOA
9 7 (5.43%) Test Scripting
9 7 (5.43%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.65%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (4.65%) Performance Testing
10 6 (4.65%) Project Planning
10 6 (4.65%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.88%) MVC
11 5 (3.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.68%) Java
2 25 (19.38%) JavaScript
3 21 (16.28%) SQL
4 13 (10.08%) ABAP
4 13 (10.08%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.53%) C
6 9 (6.98%) C#
7 7 (5.43%) SAPscript
8 5 (3.88%) C++
9 4 (3.10%) PHP
9 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.33%) Perl
10 3 (2.33%) Python
11 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.78%) Groovy
12 1 (0.78%) Ruby
12 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 129 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.95%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) CCNA
3 6 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.88%) BC Cleared
4 5 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.88%) ISEB
5 2 (1.55%) CCNP
5 2 (1.55%) MCP
5 2 (1.55%) MCSE
5 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.78%) CEH
6 1 (0.78%) CISA
6 1 (0.78%) CISSP
6 1 (0.78%) HNC
6 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.78%) PMP
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.78%) Server+ Certification
6 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) QA
2 5 (3.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.10%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.88%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) SCOM
2 3 (2.33%) SCCM
3 2 (1.55%) Ansible
3 2 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.55%) yum
4 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.78%) nmon
4 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.95%) Cisco
3 14 (10.85%) SAP
4 9 (6.98%) Adobe
4 9 (6.98%) ILOG
4 9 (6.98%) Splunk
5 8 (6.20%) Oracle
5 8 (6.20%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.20%) VMware
6 7 (5.43%) F5
6 7 (5.43%) Kofax
7 5 (3.88%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.88%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.10%) HP
8 4 (3.10%) Juniper
9 3 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.33%) Citrix
9 3 (2.33%) IBM
9 3 (2.33%) Lotus
9 3 (2.33%) Remedy
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