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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 4 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 164 66 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.75% 10.06% 10.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 61.42% 36.26% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 32 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £356 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -6.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £202 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £413 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Average hourly rate £8.75 £16.16 £14.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.85% +8.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.84 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+88.00% -36.84%
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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
267 182 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 37.03% 27.74% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 96 69
Average daily rate £413 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.16 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.95% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £21.56 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
South Wales +5 89 £375 +2.59% 8
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 287 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 102 (35.54%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (24.04%) Microsoft
4 68 (23.69%) SQL Server
5 67 (23.34%) SQL
6 52 (18.12%) Java
7 49 (17.07%) CRM
8 46 (16.03%) .NET
9 45 (15.68%) Dynamics CRM
10 41 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 40 (13.94%) Scrum
12 39 (13.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 37 (12.89%) Finance
14 31 (10.80%) Windows
15 30 (10.45%) .NET Framework
16 27 (9.41%) Jenkins
17 26 (9.06%) Use Case
17 26 (9.06%) Test Scripting
18 25 (8.71%) SharePoint
18 25 (8.71%) JavaScript
18 25 (8.71%) C#
18 25 (8.71%) ISEB
19 24 (8.36%) DV Cleared
19 24 (8.36%) User Experience
20 23 (8.01%) JIRA
20 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (8.01%) Project Management
21 22 (7.67%) HTML
21 22 (7.67%) Visual Studio
21 22 (7.67%) CSS

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.71%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.92%) IIS
3 10 (3.48%) JBoss
4 9 (3.14%) Confluence
5 7 (2.44%) FileNet
6 6 (2.09%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.09%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.35%) Lync
9 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (3.48%) MS Project
2 8 (2.79%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.39%) MS Office
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 45 (15.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) IaaS
1 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.88%) Firewall
2 12 (4.18%) WAN
3 10 (3.48%) LAN
4 7 (2.44%) DNS
5 6 (2.09%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.74%) Internet
7 4 (1.39%) ADSL
7 4 (1.39%) Wireless
7 4 (1.39%) LLU
8 3 (1.05%) Network Security
9 2 (0.70%) SAN
9 2 (0.70%) DHCP
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.35%) SNMP
10 1 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (23.69%) SQL Server
2 41 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (6.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (5.23%) PerformancePoint
5 15 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (5.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 15 (5.23%) OLAP
6 10 (3.48%) Impala
7 7 (2.44%) MySQL
8 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.05%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (13.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (9.41%) Jenkins
3 23 (8.01%) JIRA
4 22 (7.67%) Visual Studio
5 18 (6.27%) Subversion
6 15 (5.23%) WebDriver
6 15 (5.23%) Selenium
7 14 (4.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 14 (4.88%) Axure RP
8 11 (3.83%) JUnit
9 10 (3.48%) Bugzilla
10 8 (2.79%) Maven
11 5 (1.74%) TortoiseSVN
11 5 (1.74%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (1.39%) JMeter
12 4 (1.39%) TestNG
12 4 (1.39%) CA Gen
13 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.70%) Hudson
General
1 37 (12.89%) Finance
2 16 (5.57%) Marketing
3 11 (3.83%) Back Office
4 6 (2.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.70%) Military
6 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (28.92%) Developer
2 59 (20.56%) Analyst
3 43 (14.98%) Business Analyst
4 23 (8.01%) Java Developer
5 20 (6.97%) Architect
6 18 (6.27%) Tester
7 17 (5.92%) CRM Developer
7 17 (5.92%) Project Manager
8 15 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 15 (5.23%) SQL Developer
9 14 (4.88%) CRM Business Analyst
9 14 (4.88%) CRM Analyst
10 13 (4.53%) Network Engineer
11 11 (3.83%) DBA
12 10 (3.48%) SQL DBA
13 8 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.79%) Consultant
13 8 (2.79%) Test Analyst
13 8 (2.79%) Team Leader
13 8 (2.79%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.03%) .NET
2 30 (10.45%) .NET Framework
3 22 (7.67%) HTML
3 22 (7.67%) CSS
4 17 (5.92%) WCF
4 17 (5.92%) ASP.NET
5 16 (5.57%) XML
5 16 (5.57%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 16 (5.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 15 (5.23%) MDX
7 14 (4.88%) Spring
8 9 (3.14%) Hibernate
8 9 (3.14%) Web Services
9 7 (2.44%) XSLT
10 5 (1.74%) Java SE
10 5 (1.74%) SOAP
11 4 (1.39%) XML Schema
11 4 (1.39%) JSON
11 4 (1.39%) Drools
11 4 (1.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.36%) User Experience
2 17 (5.92%) Mainframe
3 14 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.53%) Open Source
5 8 (2.79%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.09%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.74%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.05%) Clustering
8 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.05%) CESG
9 2 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.70%) RMADS
9 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.35%) Physics
10 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.80%) Windows
2 9 (3.14%) UNIX
3 7 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.09%) Linux
5 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (35.54%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (17.07%) CRM
3 40 (13.94%) Scrum
4 26 (9.06%) Use Case
4 26 (9.06%) Test Scripting
5 23 (8.01%) Project Management
6 22 (7.67%) User Stories
7 20 (6.97%) PRINCE2
8 19 (6.62%) Data Modelling
9 18 (6.27%) ITIL
10 17 (5.92%) System Testing
10 17 (5.92%) ETL
11 16 (5.57%) MVC
11 16 (5.57%) Time Management
12 15 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (4.88%) Business Analysis
13 14 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (4.53%) Automation Testing
15 12 (4.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (23.34%) SQL
2 52 (18.12%) Java
3 25 (8.71%) JavaScript
3 25 (8.71%) C#
4 21 (7.32%) PL/SQL
5 9 (3.14%) C
5 9 (3.14%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.05%) XPath
6 3 (1.05%) C++
6 3 (1.05%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.70%) Perl
7 2 (0.70%) Python
7 2 (0.70%) Scala
8 1 (0.35%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 287 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.71%) ISEB
3 24 (8.36%) DV Cleared
4 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (5.57%) MCAD
5 16 (5.57%) MCSD
5 16 (5.57%) MCTS
5 16 (5.57%) MCPD
6 14 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (4.18%) ISTQB
8 11 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.44%) MCITP
9 7 (2.44%) MCDBA
9 7 (2.44%) CCNP
10 6 (2.09%) Sun Certification
10 6 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.74%) CCNA
12 4 (1.39%) CISSP
12 4 (1.39%) CISM
13 3 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.14%) SLA
2 7 (2.44%) QA
3 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.70%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.74%) XenApp
2 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.39%) Terminal Services
3 4 (1.39%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.70%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.05%) SCCM
2 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.35%) SCOM
3 1 (0.35%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.35%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 69 (24.04%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.57%) Cisco
3 12 (4.18%) Oracle
3 12 (4.18%) VMware
4 9 (3.14%) Citrix
5 7 (2.44%) Avaya
6 6 (2.09%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.09%) HP
6 6 (2.09%) Nortel
7 4 (1.39%) CA
7 4 (1.39%) Juniper
8 3 (1.05%) F5
8 3 (1.05%) Symantec
8 3 (1.05%) McAfee
8 3 (1.05%) Radware
8 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.70%) IBM
9 2 (0.70%) SAP
9 2 (0.70%) Twitter
10 1 (0.35%) NetMotion Wireless
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