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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 4 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 171 122 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.04% 14.95% 9.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.97% 50.83% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 70 19
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£400 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £14.58 £16.16 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% +15.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £16.10 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £19.63 £15.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -16.27%
SC Cleared
UK

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
295 240 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.02% 29.41% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 138 68
Average daily rate £400 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £484 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.70% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.65 £16.08 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £30.50 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +3 107 £400 -2.43% 8
West Wales +16 31 £425 +6.25% 3
North Wales -3 2 - -
Mid Wales 0 1 - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 319 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 122 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (27.59%) SQL Server
4 76 (23.82%) Java
5 75 (23.51%) SQL
6 74 (23.20%) Microsoft
7 73 (22.88%) Scrum
8 69 (21.63%) .NET
9 51 (15.99%) CRM
9 51 (15.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 47 (14.73%) Dynamics CRM
11 39 (12.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 37 (11.60%) .NET Framework
12 37 (11.60%) Windows
13 36 (11.29%) Visual Studio
14 35 (10.97%) Test Scripting
15 34 (10.66%) Use Case
16 33 (10.34%) XML
17 32 (10.03%) C#
17 32 (10.03%) HTML
18 31 (9.72%) Jenkins
19 30 (9.40%) User Stories
19 30 (9.40%) Data Modelling
19 30 (9.40%) MVC
20 29 (9.09%) Finance
20 29 (9.09%) ASP.NET
20 29 (9.09%) IIS
20 29 (9.09%) TDD
21 28 (8.78%) User Experience
21 28 (8.78%) CSS

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (9.09%) IIS
2 27 (8.46%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.33%) JBoss
4 14 (4.39%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.76%) Confluence
6 10 (3.13%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.19%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.88%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.88%) FileNet
9 5 (1.57%) Apache
10 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.25%) nginx
10 4 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.63%) ArcSDE
11 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.63%) Node.js
11 2 (0.63%) WildFly
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.88%) MS Project
3 3 (0.94%) MS Office
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 47 (14.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.31%) IaaS
2 1 (0.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.08%) Firewall
2 7 (2.19%) WAN
3 6 (1.88%) LAN
4 5 (1.57%) Wireless
4 5 (1.57%) DNS
5 4 (1.25%) SAN
5 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.25%) HTTP
6 3 (0.94%) IPsec
6 3 (0.94%) LDAP
6 3 (0.94%) SNMP
6 3 (0.94%) DHCP
6 3 (0.94%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.94%) SSH
7 2 (0.63%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.63%) Multicast
7 2 (0.63%) MPLS
7 2 (0.63%) Internet
8 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 39 (12.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (8.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (7.21%) PerformancePoint
4 23 (7.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 23 (7.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 23 (7.21%) OLAP
5 9 (2.82%) MySQL
5 9 (2.82%) Impala
6 8 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.88%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.94%) FileMaker
8 3 (0.94%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.31%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.31%) Redis
10 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (15.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (11.29%) Visual Studio
3 31 (9.72%) Jenkins
4 24 (7.52%) Subversion
5 21 (6.58%) JIRA
6 17 (5.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 17 (5.33%) Selenium
7 16 (5.02%) Axure RP
8 14 (4.39%) JMeter
9 13 (4.08%) Maven
10 10 (3.13%) Cucumber
10 10 (3.13%) Eclipse
10 10 (3.13%) JUnit
11 9 (2.82%) Artifactory
12 8 (2.51%) WebDriver
13 7 (2.19%) ERwin
13 7 (2.19%) SoapUI
13 7 (2.19%) MSBuild
14 6 (1.88%) Hudson
14 6 (1.88%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (9.09%) Finance
2 16 (5.02%) Marketing
3 10 (3.13%) Back Office
4 8 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.31%) Military
5 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 105 (32.92%) Developer
2 68 (21.32%) Analyst
3 47 (14.73%) Business Analyst
4 28 (8.78%) Java Developer
5 24 (7.52%) Tester
6 22 (6.90%) SQL Developer
7 18 (5.64%) Architect
8 17 (5.33%) .NET Developer
8 17 (5.33%) CRM Developer
9 15 (4.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 14 (4.39%) CRM Business Analyst
10 14 (4.39%) CRM Analyst
11 12 (3.76%) Test Analyst
11 12 (3.76%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.76%) DBA
11 12 (3.76%) SQL DBA
12 11 (3.45%) Project Manager
13 9 (2.82%) Database Developer
13 9 (2.82%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.82%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (21.63%) .NET
2 37 (11.60%) .NET Framework
3 33 (10.34%) XML
4 32 (10.03%) HTML
5 29 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 28 (8.78%) CSS
7 24 (7.52%) SOAP
7 24 (7.52%) Web Services
8 23 (7.21%) MDX
9 20 (6.27%) Spring
10 19 (5.96%) Entity Framework
11 17 (5.33%) WCF
12 16 (5.02%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 16 (5.02%) Hibernate
13 15 (4.70%) REST
14 13 (4.08%) Java SE
15 12 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (3.45%) HTML5
17 9 (2.82%) CSS3
18 7 (2.19%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.78%) User Experience
2 24 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 7 (2.19%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.19%) RMADS
5 6 (1.88%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.88%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.25%) Clustering
8 3 (0.94%) CESG
9 2 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.63%) e-Health
9 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.63%) GIS
10 1 (0.31%) IVR
10 1 (0.31%) NHS
10 1 (0.31%) DataPower
10 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.60%) Windows
2 16 (5.02%) Linux
3 13 (4.08%) UNIX
4 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.25%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.94%) AIX
6 3 (0.94%) HPUX
6 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (22.88%) Scrum
3 51 (15.99%) CRM
4 35 (10.97%) Test Scripting
5 34 (10.66%) Use Case
6 30 (9.40%) User Stories
6 30 (9.40%) Data Modelling
6 30 (9.40%) MVC
7 29 (9.09%) TDD
8 27 (8.46%) ITIL
8 27 (8.46%) BDD
9 23 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (6.58%) Unit Testing
11 17 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (5.02%) System Testing
12 16 (5.02%) Time Management
12 16 (5.02%) Business Analysis
12 16 (5.02%) Project Management
13 15 (4.70%) SOA
14 14 (4.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.82%) Java
2 75 (23.51%) SQL
3 32 (10.03%) C#
4 25 (7.84%) PL/SQL
5 23 (7.21%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.82%) C
8 8 (2.51%) C++
9 7 (2.19%) Python
10 6 (1.88%) Jython
11 5 (1.57%) Scala
12 3 (0.94%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.94%) Delphi
12 3 (0.94%) Perl
12 3 (0.94%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.63%) PHP
14 1 (0.31%) VB
14 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) Ruby
14 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 319 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.84%) DV Cleared
2 25 (7.84%) ISEB
3 24 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.02%) MCPD
4 16 (5.02%) MCTS
4 16 (5.02%) MCAD
4 16 (5.02%) MCSD
5 12 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (2.82%) CISSP
8 8 (2.51%) MCITP
8 8 (2.51%) CCNA
8 8 (2.51%) MCDBA
9 7 (2.19%) CCNP
9 7 (2.19%) Sun Certification
9 7 (2.19%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.25%) Degree
10 4 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.88%) QA
2 6 (1.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) P3O
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.57%) VMware ESX
3 5 (1.57%) Terminal Services
3 5 (1.57%) XenApp
4 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.94%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.63%) vCloud
5 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Firmware
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.94%) Puppet
3 3 (0.94%) SCCM
4 2 (0.63%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.63%) SCOM
4 2 (0.63%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.31%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.31%) Nagios
5 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Salt
5 1 (0.31%) BMC Performance Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 74 (23.20%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.58%) Oracle
3 14 (4.39%) Cisco
4 12 (3.76%) HP
5 10 (3.13%) VMware
6 7 (2.19%) Citrix
6 7 (2.19%) CA
7 5 (1.57%) Avaya
7 5 (1.57%) Nortel
7 5 (1.57%) BMC
8 4 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.94%) IBM
9 3 (0.94%) Sun
9 3 (0.94%) Symantec
9 3 (0.94%) McAfee
10 2 (0.63%) Google
10 2 (0.63%) F5
10 2 (0.63%) Mapinfo
10 2 (0.63%) ESRI
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