The first table below looks at the demand for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Wales region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 4 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 125 50 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.32% 12.79% 10.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.98% 46.73% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 31 19
Average daily rate
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£440 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £17.75 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.41% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £13.45 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £15.20 £14.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
205 107 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.68% 27.37% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 57 49
Average daily rate £406 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.61% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.58 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
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Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Security 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 Security Cleared within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 11 July 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 52 £448 +8.48% 1
Bridgend +2 28 £450 -
Cardiff +3 25 £370 -22.10% 2
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 150 (73.53%) SC Cleared
2 67 (32.84%) Windows
3 43 (21.08%) Microsoft
4 40 (19.61%) SQL
5 35 (17.16%) Java
6 27 (13.24%) Selenium
7 26 (12.75%) Oracle
7 26 (12.75%) VMware
8 25 (12.25%) JUnit
9 24 (11.76%) TDD
10 23 (11.27%) Subversion
10 23 (11.27%) Scrum
10 23 (11.27%) UNIX
11 22 (10.78%) Active Directory
11 22 (10.78%) Citrix
12 21 (10.29%) BDD
13 20 (9.80%) DV Cleared
13 20 (9.80%) Project Management
14 19 (9.31%) Finance
14 19 (9.31%) Windows 7
15 18 (8.82%) Test Scripting
15 18 (8.82%) C#
15 18 (8.82%) Windows XP
16 17 (8.33%) MS Excel
16 17 (8.33%) SharePoint
16 17 (8.33%) .NET
16 17 (8.33%) WebDriver
17 16 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (7.84%) SCCM
17 16 (7.84%) Kanban

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.39%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.41%) FileNet
3 9 (4.41%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (1.47%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.98%) SAS
7 2 (0.98%) OpenROAD
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.96%) MS Project
2 4 (1.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.45%) assyst
1 5 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.43%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) DNS
1 10 (4.90%) NAS
2 8 (3.92%) SAN
3 7 (3.43%) Firewall
3 7 (3.43%) Wireless
3 7 (3.43%) LAN
3 7 (3.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.94%) VoIP
5 3 (1.47%) WAN
5 3 (1.47%) DHCP
5 3 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.47%) Internet
6 1 (0.49%) L2TP
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.49%) PPP
6 1 (0.49%) VPN
6 1 (0.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (5.88%) MySQL
3 12 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.47%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.47%) Ingres
9 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.49%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (13.24%) Selenium
2 25 (12.25%) JUnit
3 23 (11.27%) Subversion
4 17 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 16 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (7.35%) JIRA
7 14 (6.86%) JMeter
7 14 (6.86%) Bugzilla
8 13 (6.37%) Ant
8 13 (6.37%) Maven
8 13 (6.37%) TortoiseSVN
8 13 (6.37%) TestNG
9 12 (5.88%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.96%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 19 (9.31%) Finance
2 10 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.45%) Local Government
4 1 (0.49%) Legal
4 1 (0.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (12.75%) Consultant
2 25 (12.25%) Analyst
3 22 (10.78%) Developer
4 16 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 15 (7.35%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.86%) Wintel Engineer
7 12 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 12 (5.88%) Architect
7 12 (5.88%) DBA
8 11 (5.39%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.90%) SQL DBA
9 10 (4.90%) Wintel Consultant
10 9 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.41%) Tester
11 8 (3.92%) Test Analyst
11 8 (3.92%) Administrator
12 7 (3.43%) Storage Consultant
12 7 (3.43%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 7 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.33%) .NET
2 16 (7.84%) .NET Framework
3 15 (7.35%) XML
4 14 (6.86%) Web Services
5 13 (6.37%) XSLT
5 13 (6.37%) Java SE
6 12 (5.88%) Spring
7 11 (5.39%) Struts
8 9 (4.41%) HTML
8 9 (4.41%) MyBatis
9 7 (3.43%) REST
10 6 (2.94%) CSS
11 3 (1.47%) SOAP
11 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.47%) JSF
11 3 (1.47%) Ajax
11 3 (1.47%) NHibernate
11 3 (1.47%) PrimeFaces
11 3 (1.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (1.47%) Apache FOP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.35%) Open Source
2 12 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 9 (4.41%) Replication
4 8 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.45%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.96%) Clustering
7 3 (1.47%) PKI
7 3 (1.47%) Statistics
8 2 (0.98%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.98%) CESG
8 2 (0.98%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.49%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.49%) AS400
9 1 (0.49%) iSeries
9 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.49%) Psychology
9 1 (0.49%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 67 (32.84%) Windows
2 23 (11.27%) UNIX
3 19 (9.31%) Windows 7
4 18 (8.82%) Windows XP
5 16 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (5.39%) Linux
8 3 (1.47%) AIX
9 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.76%) TDD
2 23 (11.27%) Scrum
3 21 (10.29%) BDD
4 20 (9.80%) Project Management
5 18 (8.82%) Test Scripting
6 16 (7.84%) Kanban
6 16 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.84%) Automation Testing
7 15 (7.35%) Test Management
8 14 (6.86%) Load Testing
8 14 (6.86%) Software Testing
9 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2
10 11 (5.39%) Workflow
11 10 (4.90%) ITIL
12 9 (4.41%) Migration
13 7 (3.43%) GAP Analysis
13 7 (3.43%) CRM
13 7 (3.43%) Document Management
13 7 (3.43%) Automated Testing
13 7 (3.43%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.61%) SQL
2 35 (17.16%) Java
3 18 (8.82%) C#
4 12 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.43%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.45%) C
6 5 (2.45%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.47%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.47%) VBScript
9 1 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 150 (73.53%) SC Cleared
2 20 (9.80%) DV Cleared
3 15 (7.35%) ISEB
4 14 (6.86%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (2.45%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.45%) MCITP
7 5 (2.45%) MCDBA
8 4 (1.96%) CISSP
8 4 (1.96%) GIAC
8 4 (1.96%) GCIA
8 4 (1.96%) GCFW
8 4 (1.96%) GCWN
9 3 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.47%) MCP
9 3 (1.47%) MCSD
9 3 (1.47%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.96%) SLA
2 2 (0.98%) WCAG
2 2 (0.98%) WAI
3 1 (0.49%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) P3O
System Software
1 22 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 11 (5.39%) XenApp
4 10 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.90%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.41%) vSphere
5 9 (4.41%) NFS
6 8 (3.92%) Terminal Services
7 7 (3.43%) vCloud
8 6 (2.94%) MetaFrame
9 5 (2.45%) UAG
9 5 (2.45%) XenServer
10 4 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.98%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (7.84%) SCCM
2 13 (6.37%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (4.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (3.92%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.92%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.45%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.47%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.47%) WSUS
7 3 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.98%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.98%) BMC Performance Manager
8 2 (0.98%) SCOM
9 1 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 43 (21.08%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.75%) Oracle
2 26 (12.75%) VMware
3 22 (10.78%) Citrix
4 14 (6.86%) Symantec
4 14 (6.86%) IBM
4 14 (6.86%) McAfee
4 14 (6.86%) Sophos
5 11 (5.39%) Red Gate
6 10 (4.90%) Cisco
6 10 (4.90%) Remedy
7 9 (4.41%) NetApp
8 7 (3.43%) HP
9 6 (2.94%) Juniper
9 6 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.94%) Clearswift
10 4 (1.96%) Websense
11 3 (1.47%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.47%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.47%) F5