The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Swansea region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 3 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 25 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 36.76% 22.22% 52.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 71.43% 46.15% 67.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
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£375 £363 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.16% +23.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.13 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -36.57%
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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 Swansea region.

Qualifications Category
Swansea
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
35 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 51.47% 48.15% 77.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 6
Average daily rate £425 £342 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.26% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £461 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £15.75 - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Swansea

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Swansea

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Swansea

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Swansea

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swansea 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 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 13 (29.55%) PRINCE2
3 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (20.45%) Finance
4 9 (20.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.18%) Oracle
5 8 (18.18%) Project Management
6 7 (15.91%) Java
6 7 (15.91%) MS Project
6 7 (15.91%) Web Services
7 6 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (11.36%) MDX
8 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (11.36%) PerformancePoint
8 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (11.36%) OLAP
8 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
8 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.36%) Firewall
9 4 (9.09%) Radware
9 4 (9.09%) Cisco
9 4 (9.09%) Nortel
9 4 (9.09%) Avaya
9 4 (9.09%) JDBC

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swansea 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 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Project
2 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.82%) Network Security
3 1 (2.27%) Intranet
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) Nortel Alteon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (11.36%) PerformancePoint
3 5 (11.36%) OLAP
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (9.09%) Impala
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.82%) CA Gen
2 3 (6.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) DBA
3 4 (9.09%) Administrator
3 4 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Business Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) SQL DBA
4 3 (6.82%) Database Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Business Development Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Development Manager
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Web Services
2 5 (11.36%) MDX
3 4 (9.09%) Spring
3 4 (9.09%) JSF
3 4 (9.09%) J2EE
3 4 (9.09%) JDBC
4 3 (6.82%) EJB
4 3 (6.82%) JAX-WS
4 3 (6.82%) EJB 3.0
4 3 (6.82%) XML
4 3 (6.82%) XSD
4 3 (6.82%) DOM
4 3 (6.82%) XSLT
4 3 (6.82%) WSDL
4 3 (6.82%) JAXB
4 3 (6.82%) SAX
5 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) PRINCE2
2 10 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Project Management
4 6 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
5 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Web Application Development
7 3 (6.82%) Business Development
7 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.82%) TDD
7 3 (6.82%) Scrum
7 3 (6.82%) Change Management
8 2 (4.55%) ITSM
8 2 (4.55%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.55%) Service Management
8 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL
8 2 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) XPath
4 2 (4.55%) C
5 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (6.82%) CCSE
3 3 (6.82%) CCSP
3 3 (6.82%) CCNP
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco
2 4 (9.09%) Nortel
2 4 (9.09%) Avaya
2 4 (9.09%) Radware
3 3 (6.82%) F5
3 3 (6.82%) Juniper
3 3 (6.82%) CA
3 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft