The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 10 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 83 46 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.53% 10.87% 21.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.01% 35.66% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 42
Average daily rate £375 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £317 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £354 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.12% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 8
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £11.70 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.71 £16.36 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +25.00%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
193 129 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.81% 30.50% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 68 103
Average daily rate £356 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £513 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.40 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
SC Cleared
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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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +4 65 £375 -3.22% 5
West Wales -23 7 £356 -5.06%
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (31.45%) Windows
3 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 22 (17.74%) Active Directory
5 20 (16.13%) Windows XP
6 18 (14.52%) Windows 7
7 15 (12.10%) PRINCE2
7 15 (12.10%) SQL
8 13 (10.48%) UNIX
8 13 (10.48%) VMware
9 12 (9.68%) SCCM
10 11 (8.87%) Project Management
11 10 (8.06%) Finance
11 10 (8.06%) MS Project
11 10 (8.06%) Oracle
12 9 (7.26%) ITIL
12 9 (7.26%) IBM
12 9 (7.26%) Citrix
12 9 (7.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 9 (7.26%) WebSphere
12 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (6.45%) ClearCase
13 8 (6.45%) B2B
13 8 (6.45%) ClearQuest
14 7 (5.65%) Sophos
14 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
14 7 (5.65%) MS Exchange
14 7 (5.65%) MQSeries
14 7 (5.65%) MS Excel
14 7 (5.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (7.26%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.65%) MQSeries
2 7 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.42%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) SAS
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.81%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 10 (8.06%) MS Project
2 7 (5.65%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.84%) MS Office
4 3 (2.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.23%) assyst
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) LAN
2 5 (4.03%) WAN
3 4 (3.23%) VoIP
3 4 (3.23%) Wireless
3 4 (3.23%) SAN
4 2 (1.61%) Firewall
4 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) VPN
5 1 (0.81%) DNS
5 1 (0.81%) DHCP
5 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.81%) PPP
5 1 (0.81%) L2TP
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (1.61%) MySQL
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.81%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) ClearCase
1 8 (6.45%) ClearQuest
2 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.81%) PhoneGap
General
1 10 (8.06%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.61%) Welsh Language
4 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (13.71%) Project Manager
2 16 (12.90%) Consultant
3 13 (10.48%) Developer
3 13 (10.48%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.68%) Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Security Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Architect
7 5 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.23%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Tester
8 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (3.23%) Deskside Support
8 4 (3.23%) Wintel Consultant
9 3 (2.42%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 3 (2.42%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (2.42%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (2.42%) Security Specialist
9 3 (2.42%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (4.03%) CSS
3 4 (3.23%) HTML
4 3 (2.42%) SOAP
4 3 (2.42%) XML
5 2 (1.61%) DOM
5 2 (1.61%) jQuery
5 2 (1.61%) HTML5
6 1 (0.81%) REST
6 1 (0.81%) CSS3
6 1 (0.81%) Laravel
6 1 (0.81%) Struts
6 1 (0.81%) .NET
6 1 (0.81%) XHTML
6 1 (0.81%) CGI
6 1 (0.81%) LAMP
6 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.81%) Spring
6 1 (0.81%) Ajax
6 1 (0.81%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.42%) Open Source
2 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.61%) GIS
2 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.61%) Clustering
2 2 (1.61%) CESG
2 2 (1.61%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (1.61%) Statistics
2 2 (1.61%) RMADS
3 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.45%) Windows
2 20 (16.13%) Windows XP
3 18 (14.52%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.48%) UNIX
5 5 (4.03%) Linux
6 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.10%) PRINCE2
2 11 (8.87%) Project Management
3 9 (7.26%) ITIL
3 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (6.45%) B2B
5 6 (4.84%) CRM
5 6 (4.84%) Migration
6 4 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (2.42%) Risk Management
7 3 (2.42%) Change Control
7 3 (2.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (1.61%) SIEM
8 2 (1.61%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (1.61%) Automation Testing
8 2 (1.61%) Transition Management
8 2 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (1.61%) Software Distribution
8 2 (1.61%) Test Scripting
8 2 (1.61%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.61%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.10%) SQL
2 6 (4.84%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.84%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.42%) PHP
3 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.61%) Java
4 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.81%) Ruby
5 1 (0.81%) VBScript
5 1 (0.81%) Python
5 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (4.03%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) Degree
5 2 (1.61%) ISEB
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.81%) CISM
6 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.81%) CISSP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) MCP
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) P3O
System Software
1 22 (17.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.23%) vSphere
3 3 (2.42%) UAG
3 3 (2.42%) vCloud
3 3 (2.42%) XenApp
3 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.42%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.61%) XenServer
4 2 (1.61%) MetaFrame
4 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.61%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) SCCM
2 4 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (3.23%) BMC Performance Manager
3 3 (2.42%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.42%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.61%) SCOM
4 2 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.61%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.81%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.81%) WSUS
5 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) VMware
3 10 (8.06%) Oracle
4 9 (7.26%) IBM
4 9 (7.26%) Citrix
5 7 (5.65%) Sophos
6 6 (4.84%) Cisco
6 6 (4.84%) Symantec
7 5 (4.03%) Remedy
7 5 (4.03%) McAfee
8 4 (3.23%) BMC
9 3 (2.42%) Lotus
9 3 (2.42%) HP
9 3 (2.42%) Clearswift
9 3 (2.42%) Lumension
10 2 (1.61%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.61%) Websense
10 2 (1.61%) Nortel
11 1 (0.81%) Juniper
11 1 (0.81%) EMC
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