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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 11 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 19 6 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 16.52% 13.33% 50.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.33% 42.86% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £316 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.35% -23.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
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West Wales

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
30 14 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 26.09% 31.11% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 21
Average daily rate £425 £317 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -23.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £162 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £614 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.91 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Swansea

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Swansea region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 35 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) Project Management
3 9 (25.71%) PRINCE2
3 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.00%) Oracle
5 6 (17.14%) Migration
5 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (17.14%) SQL
5 6 (17.14%) ISEB
5 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
5 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 5 (14.29%) Service Management
7 4 (11.43%) J2EE
7 4 (11.43%) Java
7 4 (11.43%) JDBC
7 4 (11.43%) Web Services
7 4 (11.43%) System Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Test Management
7 4 (11.43%) Axure RP
7 4 (11.43%) Spring
7 4 (11.43%) JSF
7 4 (11.43%) Web Application Development
7 4 (11.43%) User Experience
8 3 (8.57%) Finance
8 3 (8.57%) TDD
8 3 (8.57%) Business Development
8 3 (8.57%) XPath

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Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.71%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Nortel Alteon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.71%) Adabas
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) DB2
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Axure RP
2 3 (8.57%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Coordinator
2 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
2 4 (11.43%) User Experience Designer
2 4 (11.43%) Designer
3 3 (8.57%) Business Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (5.71%) Business Development Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Change Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Development Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Data Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) IT Development Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) J2EE
1 4 (11.43%) JDBC
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
1 4 (11.43%) Spring
1 4 (11.43%) JSF
2 3 (8.57%) EJB 3.0
2 3 (8.57%) JAX-WS
2 3 (8.57%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) XSD
2 3 (8.57%) DOM
2 3 (8.57%) XSLT
2 3 (8.57%) EJB
2 3 (8.57%) JAXB
2 3 (8.57%) SAX
2 3 (8.57%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) UNIX
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Project Management
2 9 (25.71%) PRINCE2
2 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 5 (14.29%) Service Management
5 4 (11.43%) System Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Test Management
5 4 (11.43%) Web Application Development
6 3 (8.57%) TDD
6 3 (8.57%) Business Development
6 3 (8.57%) Requirements Management
6 3 (8.57%) Scrum
6 3 (8.57%) Change Management
7 2 (5.71%) ITSM
7 2 (5.71%) CRM
7 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) XPath
4 2 (5.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) ISEB
2 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
2 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Nortel
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Avaya
4 1 (2.86%) Radware