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 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 7 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 128 48 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.60% 8.70% 13.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.81% 33.57% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 26 15
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£383 £371 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -8.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £293 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.50 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.61% +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
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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
257 143 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.33% 25.91% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 84 78
Average daily rate £375 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £220 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £600 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £21.91 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.93% +10.34%
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 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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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 +5 67 £385 +3.77% 11
West Wales -4 19 £500 +58.35% 1
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 259 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (31.27%) Java
4 57 (22.01%) Scrum
5 50 (19.31%) TDD
5 50 (19.31%) Open Source
6 45 (17.37%) Web Services
7 43 (16.60%) Subversion
8 42 (16.22%) Selenium
9 41 (15.83%) XML
9 41 (15.83%) Windows
10 40 (15.44%) Spring
11 39 (15.06%) Microsoft
12 37 (14.29%) XSLT
12 37 (14.29%) C#
12 37 (14.29%) SQL
12 37 (14.29%) JIRA
13 36 (13.90%) SQL Server
14 33 (12.74%) JUnit
15 32 (12.36%) IBM
15 32 (12.36%) Maven
15 32 (12.36%) BDD
16 31 (11.97%) Jenkins
17 30 (11.58%) WebDriver
18 29 (11.20%) Project Management
18 29 (11.20%) Oracle
19 28 (10.81%) .NET
19 28 (10.81%) ISTQB
20 27 (10.42%) J2EE
20 27 (10.42%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 24 (9.27%) FileNet
2 23 (8.88%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.02%) Confluence
4 11 (4.25%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.54%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.77%) Documentum
8 2 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.77%) CICS
9 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.39%) Node.js
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (3.09%) MS Project
1 8 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.16%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.16%) assyst
3 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Agresso
4 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.47%) PaaS
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.86%) NAS
2 8 (3.09%) DNS
3 7 (2.70%) Firewall
4 4 (1.54%) Wireless
4 4 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.16%) SAN
5 3 (1.16%) Internet
5 3 (1.16%) LAN
6 2 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.77%) VoIP
6 2 (0.77%) WAN
7 1 (0.39%) PPP
7 1 (0.39%) Intranet
7 1 (0.39%) Extranet
7 1 (0.39%) DHCP
7 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.39%) SMS
7 1 (0.39%) Nortel Alteon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (5.02%) MySQL
4 13 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (5.02%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (5.02%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.77%) Adabas
10 2 (0.77%) MS Access
11 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.39%) DB2
11 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (16.60%) Subversion
2 42 (16.22%) Selenium
3 37 (14.29%) JIRA
4 33 (12.74%) JUnit
5 32 (12.36%) Maven
6 31 (11.97%) Jenkins
7 30 (11.58%) WebDriver
8 23 (8.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (8.88%) Bugzilla
9 21 (8.11%) TestNG
9 21 (8.11%) JMeter
10 19 (7.34%) TortoiseSVN
11 18 (6.95%) Ant
12 13 (5.02%) Hudson
13 7 (2.70%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.54%) Axure RP
14 4 (1.54%) Eclipse
15 3 (1.16%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (5.79%) Finance
2 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (24.71%) Developer
2 48 (18.53%) Java Developer
3 25 (9.65%) Consultant
4 23 (8.88%) Analyst
5 17 (6.56%) Architect
5 17 (6.56%) Tester
6 15 (5.79%) Test Analyst
7 13 (5.02%) Designer
8 12 (4.63%) DBA
9 11 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.86%) Wintel Engineer
10 10 (3.86%) SQL DBA
10 10 (3.86%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.47%) Security Engineer
11 9 (3.47%) Agile Coach
12 8 (3.09%) Wintel Consultant
12 8 (3.09%) Service Manager
12 8 (3.09%) Administrator
13 6 (2.32%) Storage Engineer
13 6 (2.32%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.37%) Web Services
2 41 (15.83%) XML
3 40 (15.44%) Spring
4 37 (14.29%) XSLT
5 28 (10.81%) .NET
6 27 (10.42%) J2EE
7 23 (8.88%) Hibernate
8 20 (7.72%) .NET Framework
9 18 (6.95%) SOAP
10 17 (6.56%) JSF
11 14 (5.41%) AngularJS
12 13 (5.02%) Struts
12 13 (5.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (4.63%) Java SE
13 12 (4.63%) REST
14 11 (4.25%) MyBatis
15 10 (3.86%) JSON
15 10 (3.86%) XML Schema
16 9 (3.47%) HTML
17 6 (2.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.31%) Open Source
2 16 (6.18%) Client/Server
3 10 (3.86%) Replication
4 5 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.54%) iSeries
5 4 (1.54%) User Experience
5 4 (1.54%) GIS
5 4 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.16%) AS400
6 3 (1.16%) PKI
6 3 (1.16%) Statistics
7 2 (0.77%) CESG
7 2 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (0.77%) Clustering
7 2 (0.77%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.39%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.39%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.39%) CMDB
8 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.83%) Windows
2 17 (6.56%) UNIX
2 17 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.32%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.54%) Linux
6 3 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (22.01%) Scrum
3 50 (19.31%) TDD
4 32 (12.36%) BDD
5 29 (11.20%) Project Management
6 26 (10.04%) Automation Testing
7 25 (9.65%) Test Management
7 25 (9.65%) Test Scripting
8 24 (9.27%) Kanban
9 22 (8.49%) Load Testing
10 21 (8.11%) Configuration Management
11 19 (7.34%) Software Testing
12 16 (6.18%) Release Management
13 15 (5.79%) Automated Testing
14 14 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (5.41%) Workflow
14 14 (5.41%) OO
15 13 (5.02%) OOA/OOD
15 13 (5.02%) RUP
15 13 (5.02%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 81 (31.27%) Java
2 37 (14.29%) C#
2 37 (14.29%) SQL
3 13 (5.02%) XPath
4 6 (2.32%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.93%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.16%) C
6 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.16%) VB
6 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.77%) VBScript
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.39%) Python
8 1 (0.39%) Perl
8 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 259 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.81%) ISTQB
3 27 (10.42%) ISEB
4 14 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.54%) MCITP
7 4 (1.54%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.16%) CISSP
8 3 (1.16%) GIAC
8 3 (1.16%) GCIA
8 3 (1.16%) GCFW
8 3 (1.16%) GCWN
9 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.77%) MCP
10 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.39%) CCNA
10 1 (0.39%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.54%) QA
1 4 (1.54%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.86%) NFS
3 9 (3.47%) XenApp
4 8 (3.09%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.93%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.93%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.54%) vSphere
7 3 (1.16%) MetaFrame
7 3 (1.16%) vCloud
8 2 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.77%) UAG
9 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (8.88%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.70%) SCCM
3 6 (2.32%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.16%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.77%) WSUS
5 2 (0.77%) BMC Performance Manager
5 2 (0.77%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 39 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.36%) IBM
3 29 (11.20%) Oracle
4 15 (5.79%) Citrix
4 15 (5.79%) VMware
5 13 (5.02%) Twitter
6 11 (4.25%) Red Gate
7 10 (3.86%) NetApp
8 8 (3.09%) McAfee
8 8 (3.09%) Sophos
9 7 (2.70%) Symantec
10 6 (2.32%) Cisco
11 4 (1.54%) SAP
11 4 (1.54%) JBoss
11 4 (1.54%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.54%) Remedy
11 4 (1.54%) Clearswift
11 4 (1.54%) Juniper
12 3 (1.16%) Informatica
12 3 (1.16%) ESRI
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