The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
Wales / South Wales
Rank 3 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 94 68 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.34% 13.36% 15.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 69.63% 53.97% 56.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 37 48
Median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Median hourly rate £33.25 £47.15 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% +277.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.19 £35.00 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.30 £51.03 £23.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £42.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.01% +122.26%

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
135 126 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.78% 24.75% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 92 87
Median daily rate £400 £321 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.51% -28.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £432 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Median hourly rate £20.50 £46.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.43% +184.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.67 £25.00 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.24 £25.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +110.81%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

Security 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 Security Cleared within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 January 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
Cardiff +23 28 £415 +18.57% 4
Newport -4 28 £400 +3.22% 2
Bridgend 0 8 £450 - 3
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
Security Cleared
Wales

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 166 (80.58%) SC Cleared
2 58 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (22.82%) Cisco
4 40 (19.42%) Firewall
5 39 (18.93%) Software Engineering
6 37 (17.96%) Java
7 34 (16.50%) Linux
8 33 (16.02%) Windows
9 31 (15.05%) C
10 27 (13.11%) LAN
10 27 (13.11%) Intel Security
11 26 (12.62%) UML
12 24 (11.65%) Scrum
13 23 (11.17%) SQL
13 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (11.17%) CCNP
14 21 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (9.71%) Fortinet
15 20 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (9.22%) HTML
17 18 (8.74%) JavaScript
17 18 (8.74%) TCP/IP
17 18 (8.74%) Change Control
18 17 (8.25%) Requirements Management
18 17 (8.25%) SNMP
18 17 (8.25%) Microsoft
18 17 (8.25%) CSS
18 17 (8.25%) OO
18 17 (8.25%) Disclosure Scotland
18 17 (8.25%) Analytical Skills

Security 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 (3.40%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.97%) JCAPS
5 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) Apache
6 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) JBoss
6 1 (0.49%) Liferay
6 1 (0.49%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.97%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.42%) Firewall
2 27 (13.11%) LAN
3 18 (8.74%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.25%) SNMP
5 16 (7.77%) VoIP
6 13 (6.31%) WAN
7 10 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.40%) Network Security
9 5 (2.43%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.94%) Broadband
10 4 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.94%) VLAN
11 3 (1.46%) Internet
12 2 (0.97%) BGP
12 2 (0.97%) EIGRP
12 2 (0.97%) L2TP
12 2 (0.97%) MPLS
12 2 (0.97%) OSPF
12 2 (0.97%) SAN
12 2 (0.97%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.80%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.91%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.46%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.97%) Big Data
5 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.97%) MySQL
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) HBase
6 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.49%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (6.80%) Eclipse
1 14 (6.80%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.34%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.34%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (3.88%) GCC
4 7 (3.40%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.40%) StarTeam
5 6 (2.91%) JUnit
5 6 (2.91%) Selenium
5 6 (2.91%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.43%) JBehave
7 3 (1.46%) JIRA
8 2 (0.97%) ERwin
8 2 (0.97%) Grunt
8 2 (0.97%) gulp
8 2 (0.97%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.97%) Maven
8 2 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.49%) Ant
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (6.31%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.34%) Finance
3 7 (3.40%) Marketing
4 6 (2.91%) Publishing
5 5 (2.43%) Electronics
5 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.94%) Legal
7 2 (0.97%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (20.87%) Developer
2 41 (19.90%) Network Engineer
3 30 (14.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 29 (14.08%) Software Engineer
5 20 (9.71%) Java Developer
6 18 (8.74%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (8.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 16 (7.77%) Analyst
7 16 (7.77%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 15 (7.28%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (5.83%) Business Analyst
9 12 (5.83%) C Software Engineer
10 11 (5.34%) Consultant
11 10 (4.85%) Administrator
12 9 (4.37%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.88%) Architect
13 8 (3.88%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.40%) Cloud Developer
14 7 (3.40%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 7 (3.40%) Senior C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.22%) HTML
2 17 (8.25%) CSS
3 16 (7.77%) Web Services
4 13 (6.31%) REST
5 10 (4.85%) XML
6 9 (4.37%) JSON
6 9 (4.37%) Spring
7 7 (3.40%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.43%) Dropwizard
8 5 (2.43%) jQuery
9 4 (1.94%) Ajax
9 4 (1.94%) RESTful
9 4 (1.94%) Web Dynpro
10 3 (1.46%) .NET
10 3 (1.46%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.46%) HTML5
10 3 (1.46%) Kafka
10 3 (1.46%) SAP PI
10 3 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.43%) Algorithms
3 5 (2.43%) User Experience
4 3 (1.46%) CESG
4 3 (1.46%) Cryptography
4 3 (1.46%) NHS
5 2 (0.97%) Clustering
5 2 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (0.97%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (0.97%) Informatics
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Exalogic
5 2 (0.97%) PMI
5 2 (0.97%) VHDL
5 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.97%) W3C
6 1 (0.49%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.50%) Linux
2 33 (16.02%) Windows
3 10 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.37%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.40%) Unix
6 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.94%) Debian
7 4 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.49%) AIX
9 1 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.49%) HPUX
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.49%) Solaris
9 1 (0.49%) SUSE
9 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.93%) Software Engineering
3 26 (12.62%) UML
4 24 (11.65%) Scrum
5 21 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (8.74%) Change Control
7 17 (8.25%) OO
7 17 (8.25%) Requirements Management
8 16 (7.77%) ITIL
9 15 (7.28%) OOA/OOD
10 14 (6.80%) Configuration Management
10 14 (6.80%) Project Management
11 12 (5.83%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (5.34%) Business Analysis
13 10 (4.85%) ITSM
13 10 (4.85%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.85%) Software Delivery
14 9 (4.37%) Domain-Driven Design
14 9 (4.37%) OWASP
14 9 (4.37%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.96%) Java
2 31 (15.05%) C
3 23 (11.17%) SQL
4 18 (8.74%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.28%) C++
6 11 (5.34%) C#
7 8 (3.88%) Python
8 5 (2.43%) ABAP
8 5 (2.43%) Embedded C++
9 4 (1.94%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.97%) Go
10 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.97%) Scala
10 2 (0.97%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.49%) Groovy
11 1 (0.49%) PHP
11 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 166 (80.58%) SC Cleared
2 23 (11.17%) CCNP
2 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.37%) CISSP
4 8 (3.88%) CEH
5 7 (3.40%) CCNA
6 5 (2.43%) CREST Certified
6 5 (2.43%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.94%) ISEB
8 3 (1.46%) Degree
8 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.97%) APMP
9 2 (0.97%) CCENT
9 2 (0.97%) CCIE
9 2 (0.97%) HNC
9 2 (0.97%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.97%) MCITP
9 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.97%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.94%) QA
3 2 (0.97%) HL7
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.91%) ProxySG
3 4 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.46%) Docker
5 2 (0.97%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.49%) vSphere
6 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (6.31%) Ansible
2 5 (2.43%) Terraform
3 4 (1.94%) Puppet
4 3 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.46%) SCCM
5 2 (0.97%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.97%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.49%) Consul
6 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.49%) Netcool
6 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (22.82%) Cisco
2 27 (13.11%) Intel Security
3 20 (9.71%) Fortinet
4 17 (8.25%) Microsoft
5 12 (5.83%) CheckPoint
5 12 (5.83%) SAP
6 11 (5.34%) ServiceNow
7 10 (4.85%) Juniper
7 10 (4.85%) Red Hat
8 9 (4.37%) Blue Coat
9 8 (3.88%) F5
10 7 (3.40%) VMware
11 6 (2.91%) Cloudera
11 6 (2.91%) Coverity
11 6 (2.91%) Oracle
12 4 (1.94%) CA
13 3 (1.46%) Avaya
13 3 (1.46%) IBM
14 2 (0.97%) Citrix
14 2 (0.97%) Nortel