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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 7 20 5
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 129 39 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.13% 7.10% 13.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 29.32% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 22 15
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£375 £359 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -12.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £287 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.13% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
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 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -41.17%
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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
258 133 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 32.25% 24.23% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 81 83
Average daily rate £363 £328 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% -16.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £220 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
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 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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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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 +10 72 £375 +4.60% 14
West Wales -12 16 £500 +58.35% 1
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 267 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 94 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (32.58%) Java
4 67 (25.09%) Scrum
5 56 (20.97%) TDD
5 56 (20.97%) Open Source
6 49 (18.35%) Subversion
6 49 (18.35%) Selenium
7 48 (17.98%) Web Services
8 47 (17.60%) JIRA
9 45 (16.85%) XML
9 45 (16.85%) C#
10 44 (16.48%) Spring
11 41 (15.36%) SQL Server
11 41 (15.36%) Microsoft
12 40 (14.98%) XSLT
12 40 (14.98%) Windows
12 40 (14.98%) Jenkins
13 38 (14.23%) SQL
14 37 (13.86%) Maven
15 36 (13.48%) WebDriver
16 35 (13.11%) JUnit
16 35 (13.11%) IBM
17 34 (12.73%) .NET
17 34 (12.73%) BDD
18 33 (12.36%) ISTQB
19 32 (11.99%) Automation Testing
19 32 (11.99%) ISEB
20 31 (11.61%) Project Management
20 31 (11.61%) J2EE

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 28 (10.49%) FileNet
2 27 (10.11%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.37%) Confluence
4 11 (4.12%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.25%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.12%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.12%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.75%) Documentum
7 2 (0.75%) CICS
8 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.62%) MS Project
3 4 (1.50%) MS Office
3 4 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.12%) assyst
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Agresso
4 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.37%) PaaS
2 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.75%) NAS
2 9 (3.37%) DNS
3 7 (2.62%) Firewall
4 4 (1.50%) Wireless
4 4 (1.50%) Internet
4 4 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.12%) SAN
5 3 (1.12%) LAN
5 3 (1.12%) WAN
6 2 (0.75%) VoIP
6 2 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.37%) Nortel Alteon
7 1 (0.37%) LLU
7 1 (0.37%) Intranet
7 1 (0.37%) Extranet
7 1 (0.37%) ADSL
7 1 (0.37%) SMS
7 1 (0.37%) DHCP
7 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.37%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (5.99%) MongoDB
3 16 (5.99%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (5.99%) NoSQL
4 14 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (4.87%) MySQL
6 12 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (3.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.75%) Adabas
11 2 (0.75%) MS Access
12 1 (0.37%) DB2
12 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (18.35%) Subversion
1 49 (18.35%) Selenium
2 47 (17.60%) JIRA
3 40 (14.98%) Jenkins
4 37 (13.86%) Maven
5 36 (13.48%) WebDriver
6 35 (13.11%) JUnit
7 26 (9.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (9.74%) Bugzilla
8 22 (8.24%) TestNG
8 22 (8.24%) JMeter
9 21 (7.87%) TortoiseSVN
10 20 (7.49%) Ant
11 17 (6.37%) Hudson
12 7 (2.62%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.87%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.50%) Axure RP
15 3 (1.12%) TestDirector
16 1 (0.37%) DbUnit
16 1 (0.37%) Spock
General
1 19 (7.12%) Finance
2 1 (0.37%) Local Government
2 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (25.84%) Developer
2 53 (19.85%) Java Developer
3 25 (9.36%) Analyst
4 24 (8.99%) Consultant
5 19 (7.12%) Tester
6 17 (6.37%) Test Analyst
7 15 (5.62%) Architect
8 13 (4.87%) Designer
9 12 (4.49%) DBA
10 11 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.75%) SQL DBA
11 10 (3.75%) Wintel Engineer
12 9 (3.37%) Agile Coach
12 9 (3.37%) Security Engineer
12 9 (3.37%) Administrator
12 9 (3.37%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.00%) Service Manager
14 7 (2.62%) Support Engineer
14 7 (2.62%) Wintel Consultant
15 6 (2.25%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (17.98%) Web Services
2 45 (16.85%) XML
3 44 (16.48%) Spring
4 40 (14.98%) XSLT
5 34 (12.73%) .NET
6 31 (11.61%) J2EE
7 27 (10.11%) Hibernate
8 25 (9.36%) .NET Framework
9 21 (7.87%) JSF
9 21 (7.87%) SOAP
10 18 (6.74%) AngularJS
11 16 (5.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (4.87%) Struts
13 12 (4.49%) Java SE
13 12 (4.49%) REST
14 11 (4.12%) MyBatis
14 11 (4.12%) HTML
15 10 (3.75%) XML Schema
15 10 (3.75%) JSON
16 6 (2.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 56 (20.97%) Open Source
2 18 (6.74%) Client/Server
3 11 (4.12%) Replication
4 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.50%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.50%) iSeries
5 4 (1.50%) User Experience
6 3 (1.12%) PKI
6 3 (1.12%) Statistics
6 3 (1.12%) AS400
7 2 (0.75%) GIS
7 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.75%) Clustering
7 2 (0.75%) CESG
7 2 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.37%) CMDB
8 1 (0.37%) RMADS
8 1 (0.37%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.98%) Windows
2 18 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (5.99%) UNIX
3 16 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.50%) Linux
4 4 (1.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (25.09%) Scrum
3 56 (20.97%) TDD
4 34 (12.73%) BDD
5 32 (11.99%) Automation Testing
6 31 (11.61%) Project Management
7 30 (11.24%) Kanban
8 29 (10.86%) Test Scripting
9 27 (10.11%) Test Management
10 25 (9.36%) Load Testing
11 24 (8.99%) Software Testing
11 24 (8.99%) Configuration Management
12 18 (6.74%) OO
12 18 (6.74%) Release Management
13 17 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (5.99%) RUP
14 16 (5.99%) DSDM
14 16 (5.99%) OOA/OOD
14 16 (5.99%) Pair Programming
14 16 (5.99%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 87 (32.58%) Java
2 45 (16.85%) C#
3 38 (14.23%) SQL
4 13 (4.87%) XPath
5 8 (3.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.25%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.87%) VB
8 4 (1.50%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.12%) C
10 2 (0.75%) Perl
10 2 (0.75%) Python
10 2 (0.75%) VBScript
10 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 267 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.36%) ISTQB
3 32 (11.99%) ISEB
4 14 (5.24%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.50%) MCITP
7 4 (1.50%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.12%) CISSP
8 3 (1.12%) GIAC
8 3 (1.12%) GCIA
8 3 (1.12%) GCFW
8 3 (1.12%) GCWN
9 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.75%) MCP
9 2 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.37%) Degree
10 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.87%) QA
2 4 (1.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.75%) NFS
3 9 (3.37%) XenApp
4 8 (3.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.87%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.50%) vSphere
7 3 (1.12%) vCloud
7 3 (1.12%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.75%) UAG
9 1 (0.37%) XenServer
9 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (9.36%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.62%) SCCM
3 6 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.12%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.75%) WSUS
5 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.75%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.37%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.37%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 41 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.11%) IBM
3 29 (10.86%) Oracle
4 16 (5.99%) Twitter
5 15 (5.62%) Citrix
5 15 (5.62%) VMware
6 11 (4.12%) Red Gate
7 10 (3.75%) NetApp
8 8 (3.00%) McAfee
8 8 (3.00%) Sophos
9 7 (2.62%) Symantec
9 7 (2.62%) Cisco
10 5 (1.87%) JBoss
11 4 (1.50%) SAP
11 4 (1.50%) Juniper
11 4 (1.50%) Remedy
11 4 (1.50%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.50%) Clearswift
12 3 (1.12%) ESRI
12 3 (1.12%) Sourcefire
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