The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 4 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 185 90 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.99% 12.40% 10.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.14% 45.00% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 49 16
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£400 £356 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £206 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.55% +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £25.13
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -28.35%
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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 Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
293 200 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.00% 27.55% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 114 69
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £461 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.08 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £25.00 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
South Wales +2 102 £375 +2.73% 7
West Wales +22 41 £400 +12.35% 1
Mid Wales -1 1 - -
North Wales -10 1 - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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.

1 317 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 118 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (26.18%) SQL Server
4 78 (24.61%) Java
5 77 (24.29%) Microsoft
6 70 (22.08%) SQL
7 60 (18.93%) .NET
8 58 (18.30%) Scrum
9 52 (16.40%) CRM
10 48 (15.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 47 (14.83%) Dynamics CRM
12 38 (11.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (11.04%) Test Scripting
13 35 (11.04%) Windows
14 33 (10.41%) Finance
14 33 (10.41%) Use Case
15 32 (10.09%) .NET Framework
15 32 (10.09%) Visual Studio
16 31 (9.78%) XML
17 30 (9.46%) HTML
18 28 (8.83%) ITIL
18 28 (8.83%) Data Modelling
19 27 (8.52%) JavaScript
19 27 (8.52%) User Stories
19 27 (8.52%) User Experience
20 26 (8.20%) C#
20 26 (8.20%) CSS
20 26 (8.20%) TDD
21 25 (7.89%) ASP.NET
21 25 (7.89%) SharePoint

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 25 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.57%) IIS
3 20 (6.31%) JBoss
4 14 (4.42%) WebSphere
5 13 (4.10%) Confluence
6 9 (2.84%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.21%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.89%) FileNet
8 6 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.95%) Apache
10 3 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.63%) nginx
11 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.63%) Node.js
11 2 (0.63%) WildFly
11 2 (0.63%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 10 (3.15%) MS Project
2 8 (2.52%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.58%) MS Office
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 47 (14.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Office 365
1 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.10%) Firewall
2 11 (3.47%) WAN
3 9 (2.84%) LAN
4 6 (1.89%) Wireless
4 6 (1.89%) DNS
5 3 (0.95%) LDAP
5 3 (0.95%) SAN
5 3 (0.95%) HTTP
5 3 (0.95%) SNMP
5 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.95%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.95%) SSH
6 2 (0.63%) LLU
6 2 (0.63%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.63%) Multicast
6 2 (0.63%) IPsec
6 2 (0.63%) DHCP
6 2 (0.63%) MPLS
6 2 (0.63%) Internet
6 2 (0.63%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (26.18%) SQL Server
2 38 (11.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (6.62%) OLAP
4 21 (6.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 21 (6.62%) PerformancePoint
4 21 (6.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (3.15%) Impala
6 9 (2.84%) MySQL
7 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.95%) FileMaker
10 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.32%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 48 (15.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (10.09%) Visual Studio
3 23 (7.26%) Jenkins
4 22 (6.94%) Subversion
5 19 (5.99%) JIRA
6 16 (5.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 16 (5.05%) Axure RP
6 16 (5.05%) Selenium
7 13 (4.10%) JMeter
8 12 (3.79%) Eclipse
8 12 (3.79%) JUnit
9 11 (3.47%) Maven
10 9 (2.84%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.21%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.58%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.58%) Gradle
12 5 (1.58%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.58%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.58%) Git (software)
13 4 (1.26%) TestNG
General
1 33 (10.41%) Finance
2 16 (5.05%) Marketing
3 12 (3.79%) Back Office
4 7 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.32%) Advertising
5 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 109 (34.38%) Developer
2 67 (21.14%) Analyst
3 47 (14.83%) Business Analyst
4 33 (10.41%) Java Developer
5 22 (6.94%) Tester
6 20 (6.31%) Architect
6 20 (6.31%) SQL Developer
7 17 (5.36%) CRM Developer
8 16 (5.05%) Project Manager
9 15 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 14 (4.42%) CRM Business Analyst
10 14 (4.42%) CRM Analyst
11 12 (3.79%) Network Engineer
12 11 (3.47%) DBA
12 11 (3.47%) .NET Developer
13 10 (3.15%) Database Developer
13 10 (3.15%) SQL DBA
13 10 (3.15%) Test Analyst
14 9 (2.84%) Microsoft Developer
15 8 (2.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (18.93%) .NET
2 32 (10.09%) .NET Framework
3 31 (9.78%) XML
4 30 (9.46%) HTML
5 26 (8.20%) CSS
6 25 (7.89%) ASP.NET
7 23 (7.26%) Web Services
8 22 (6.94%) SOAP
9 21 (6.62%) MDX
10 19 (5.99%) Spring
11 17 (5.36%) Hibernate
11 17 (5.36%) WCF
12 16 (5.05%) Entity Framework
12 16 (5.05%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 13 (4.10%) REST
14 10 (3.15%) Java SE
15 8 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (2.21%) HTML5
16 7 (2.21%) jQuery
17 5 (1.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.52%) User Experience
2 24 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.15%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.52%) Open Source
5 6 (1.89%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.58%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.26%) Clustering
7 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.95%) CESG
9 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.63%) RMADS
9 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.63%) e-Health
9 2 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.63%) GIS
10 1 (0.32%) IVR
10 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.32%) Physics
10 1 (0.32%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.04%) Windows
2 15 (4.73%) UNIX
3 9 (2.84%) Linux
4 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.95%) AIX
5 3 (0.95%) HPUX
5 3 (0.95%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (18.30%) Scrum
3 52 (16.40%) CRM
4 35 (11.04%) Test Scripting
5 33 (10.41%) Use Case
6 28 (8.83%) ITIL
6 28 (8.83%) Data Modelling
7 27 (8.52%) User Stories
8 26 (8.20%) TDD
9 24 (7.57%) MVC
10 21 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (6.31%) BDD
12 19 (5.99%) Unit Testing
13 18 (5.68%) System Testing
13 18 (5.68%) PRINCE2
14 16 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (5.05%) Time Management
14 16 (5.05%) Business Analysis
14 16 (5.05%) SOA
14 16 (5.05%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (24.61%) Java
2 70 (22.08%) SQL
3 27 (8.52%) JavaScript
4 26 (8.20%) C#
5 24 (7.57%) PL/SQL
6 9 (2.84%) C
7 8 (2.52%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.89%) Scala
8 6 (1.89%) C++
9 4 (1.26%) Jython
9 4 (1.26%) Perl
9 4 (1.26%) Python
10 3 (0.95%) Delphi
10 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.63%) PHP
12 1 (0.32%) ABAP
12 1 (0.32%) VB
12 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 317 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.89%) ISEB
2 25 (7.89%) DV Cleared
3 24 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.05%) MCTS
4 16 (5.05%) MCPD
4 16 (5.05%) MCAD
4 16 (5.05%) MCSD
5 14 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.52%) MCITP
7 8 (2.52%) CCNA
7 8 (2.52%) MCDBA
8 7 (2.21%) CCNP
8 7 (2.21%) Sun Certification
9 6 (1.89%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.26%) Degree
11 4 (1.26%) CISM
11 4 (1.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.21%) SLA
3 6 (1.89%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.58%) Terminal Services
2 5 (1.58%) VMware ESX
2 5 (1.58%) XenApp
2 5 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.95%) PowerHA
3 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.63%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.32%) Firmware
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.95%) SCCM
4 2 (0.63%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.63%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.32%) SCOM
5 1 (0.32%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 77 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.57%) Oracle
3 16 (5.05%) Cisco
4 11 (3.47%) HP
5 10 (3.15%) VMware
6 9 (2.84%) Citrix
7 6 (1.89%) CA
8 5 (1.58%) BMC
8 5 (1.58%) Avaya
8 5 (1.58%) Nortel
9 4 (1.26%) IBM
9 4 (1.26%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.95%) Symantec
10 3 (0.95%) McAfee
10 3 (0.95%) Sun
11 2 (0.63%) F5
11 2 (0.63%) ESRI
11 2 (0.63%) Mapinfo
11 2 (0.63%) SAP
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