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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 8 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 101 129 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.29% 19.91% 12.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.80% 62.62% 46.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 80 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £17.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.60% +16.27%
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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
181 206 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.99% 31.79% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 131 52
Average daily rate £364 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.06% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 11
Average hourly rate £11.50 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.88% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £14.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £25.00 £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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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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
Newport -1 71 £425 -5.02%
Cardiff -9 13 £325 -7.14% 4
Bridgend 0 5 £400 -11.11% 5
Gwent - 2 - -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 187 (86.57%) SC Cleared
2 85 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (35.19%) Scrum
4 72 (33.33%) Java
5 60 (27.78%) .NET
6 48 (22.22%) SQL
7 47 (21.76%) Microsoft
8 43 (19.91%) SQL Server
9 39 (18.06%) C#
10 38 (17.59%) Windows
11 35 (16.20%) Jenkins
12 34 (15.74%) XML
13 30 (13.89%) BDD
14 29 (13.43%) TDD
15 28 (12.96%) Web Services
15 28 (12.96%) .NET Framework
16 27 (12.50%) PL/SQL
17 26 (12.04%) Subversion
17 26 (12.04%) Visual Studio
17 26 (12.04%) Unit Testing
18 25 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
18 25 (11.57%) SOAP
19 24 (11.11%) Test Scripting
20 23 (10.65%) CRM
21 22 (10.19%) Spring
21 22 (10.19%) DV Cleared
22 21 (9.72%) ASP.NET
23 19 (8.80%) Dynamics CRM
23 19 (8.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 18 (8.33%) Selenium

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 18 (8.33%) IIS
2 17 (7.87%) JBoss
3 15 (6.94%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.63%) FileNet
4 10 (4.63%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.24%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.85%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.85%) Apache
6 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.39%) nginx
8 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.93%) WildFly
8 2 (0.93%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.93%) ArcSDE
8 2 (0.93%) Jetty
8 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.46%) SAS
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.31%) MS Office
3 4 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (8.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.39%) Office 365
2 2 (0.93%) IaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.24%) LAN
2 6 (2.78%) WAN
2 6 (2.78%) Firewall
3 5 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.85%) HTTP
5 3 (1.39%) Internet
5 3 (1.39%) Wireless
5 3 (1.39%) DNS
5 3 (1.39%) DHCP
6 2 (0.93%) SMTP
6 2 (0.93%) SSL
6 2 (0.93%) SAN
7 1 (0.46%) VPN
7 1 (0.46%) LDAP
7 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.46%) Network Security
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.91%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.78%) MySQL
6 3 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.93%) Big Data
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.93%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.93%) OLAP
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.93%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (16.20%) Jenkins
2 26 (12.04%) Visual Studio
2 26 (12.04%) Subversion
3 25 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (8.33%) Selenium
5 15 (6.94%) JMeter
6 13 (6.02%) Maven
6 13 (6.02%) MSBuild
6 13 (6.02%) Artifactory
7 12 (5.56%) JIRA
8 11 (5.09%) JUnit
9 10 (4.63%) Eclipse
9 10 (4.63%) Cucumber
9 10 (4.63%) Hudson
10 9 (4.17%) WebDriver
11 7 (3.24%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.78%) ERwin
12 6 (2.78%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.78%) Gradle
13 5 (2.31%) Bugzilla
General
1 14 (6.48%) Back Office
2 10 (4.63%) Marketing
3 7 (3.24%) Finance
4 6 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.39%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Military
6 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (32.87%) Developer
2 29 (13.43%) Analyst
3 27 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 24 (11.11%) Tester
5 18 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 13 (6.02%) SQL Developer
7 12 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.09%) Test Analyst
8 11 (5.09%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.63%) CRM Business Analyst
9 10 (4.63%) CRM Analyst
10 9 (4.17%) Architect
11 8 (3.70%) Team Leader
11 8 (3.70%) Java Team Leader
12 7 (3.24%) Development Team Leader
12 7 (3.24%) Security Architect
12 7 (3.24%) Network Engineer
13 6 (2.78%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.78%) Data Modeller
13 6 (2.78%) Deployment Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (27.78%) .NET
2 34 (15.74%) XML
3 28 (12.96%) Web Services
3 28 (12.96%) .NET Framework
4 25 (11.57%) SOAP
5 22 (10.19%) Spring
6 21 (9.72%) ASP.NET
7 18 (8.33%) REST
8 16 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (6.48%) Hibernate
9 14 (6.48%) Java SE
10 12 (5.56%) HTML
11 11 (5.09%) CSS
12 9 (4.17%) Drools
12 9 (4.17%) HTML5
13 8 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (3.24%) CSS3
14 7 (3.24%) jQuery
14 7 (3.24%) RESTful
15 5 (2.31%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.70%) NHS
2 8 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.24%) RMADS
3 7 (3.24%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.24%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.78%) Smart Meter
4 6 (2.78%) User Experience
5 5 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.93%) GIS
6 2 (0.93%) Replication
6 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.46%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.46%) CESG
7 1 (0.46%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.46%) SCADA
7 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.46%) Physics
7 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.59%) Windows
2 13 (6.02%) Linux
3 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.70%) UNIX
5 7 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.39%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.46%) AIX
8 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (35.19%) Scrum
3 30 (13.89%) BDD
4 29 (13.43%) TDD
5 26 (12.04%) Unit Testing
6 24 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 23 (10.65%) CRM
8 18 (8.33%) MVC
9 15 (6.94%) ITIL
10 13 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (5.56%) Time Management
11 12 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.09%) Software Delivery
13 10 (4.63%) DevOps
13 10 (4.63%) Test Management
13 10 (4.63%) Use Case
13 10 (4.63%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.63%) Risk Management
13 10 (4.63%) Workflow
14 9 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (33.33%) Java
2 48 (22.22%) SQL
3 39 (18.06%) C#
4 27 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 14 (6.48%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.09%) Jython
7 6 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.31%) C
8 5 (2.31%) C++
8 5 (2.31%) Python
9 3 (1.39%) Scala
10 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.93%) Perl
11 1 (0.46%) PHP
11 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 187 (86.57%) SC Cleared
2 22 (10.19%) DV Cleared
3 17 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.63%) MCTS
4 10 (4.63%) MCAD
4 10 (4.63%) MCSD
4 10 (4.63%) MCPD
5 8 (3.70%) ISEB
6 7 (3.24%) CISSP
6 7 (3.24%) Sun Certification
6 7 (3.24%) Degree
6 7 (3.24%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.78%) MCITP
7 6 (2.78%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.39%) CCNA
8 3 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.93%) MCP
10 1 (0.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.78%) QA
3 5 (2.31%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) HL7
5 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.46%) P3O
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.39%) vSphere
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.46%) Xen
5 1 (0.46%) XenApp
5 1 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.31%) SCCM
3 3 (1.39%) Puppet
4 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.46%) SCOM
5 1 (0.46%) Nagios
5 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 47 (21.76%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.02%) Oracle
3 10 (4.63%) Cisco
3 10 (4.63%) HP
4 8 (3.70%) VMware
5 7 (3.24%) McAfee
6 6 (2.78%) Blue Coat
6 6 (2.78%) Citrix
7 5 (2.31%) CA
7 5 (2.31%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.39%) Remedy
9 2 (0.93%) BMC
9 2 (0.93%) Lotus
9 2 (0.93%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.93%) AppSense
9 2 (0.93%) Clearswift
9 2 (0.93%) ESRI
10 1 (0.46%) InterSystems
10 1 (0.46%) OpenText
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