The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 137 204 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.27% 26.60% 17.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 68.50% 69.15% 60.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 109 74
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £43.50 £23.75 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.15% +46.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.82 £15.15 £15.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £32.35 £20.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £34.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.05% +52.22%
Security 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
200 295 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 31.06% 38.46% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 157 118
Average daily rate £375 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 12
Average hourly rate £42.29 £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.25% -34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £9.00 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £33.30 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the Wales region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Wales region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 111 £375 - 23
West Wales -6 5 £550 +34.14%
Mid Wales +1 3 £400 -
North Wales +2 1 £425 - 1
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 160 (74.07%) SC Cleared
2 79 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (26.85%) Java
4 45 (20.83%) SQL
5 42 (19.44%) SQL Server
6 40 (18.52%) Windows
7 39 (18.06%) .NET
7 39 (18.06%) Selenium
8 38 (17.59%) JavaScript
9 37 (17.13%) Scrum
10 35 (16.20%) TDD
11 33 (15.28%) HTML
11 33 (15.28%) Visual Studio
11 33 (15.28%) Microsoft
12 30 (13.89%) jQuery
13 29 (13.43%) XML
14 26 (12.04%) OO
15 25 (11.57%) Software Engineering
16 24 (11.11%) C#
17 23 (10.65%) Cisco
18 22 (10.19%) Cucumber
19 21 (9.72%) Disclosure Scotland
20 20 (9.26%) Firewall
21 19 (8.80%) Project Management
21 19 (8.80%) MS Excel
21 19 (8.80%) DV Cleared
22 18 (8.33%) Unix
22 18 (8.33%) Perl
22 18 (8.33%) ABAP
22 18 (8.33%) SOAP

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.48%) JBoss
2 12 (5.56%) FileNet
3 11 (5.09%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (4.63%) Confluence
4 10 (4.63%) LiveCycle
5 8 (3.70%) Apache
6 7 (3.24%) GeoServer
6 7 (3.24%) IBM Notes
6 7 (3.24%) IIS
6 7 (3.24%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.31%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.85%) IBM Domino
8 4 (1.85%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.85%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.39%) Moodle
10 2 (0.93%) Mule
10 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (8.80%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.17%) MS Office
3 8 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.24%) Gliffy
5 4 (1.85%) MS Project
6 3 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.39%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.46%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.26%) Firewall
2 16 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.63%) DHCP
4 9 (4.17%) DNS
5 8 (3.70%) SNMP
5 8 (3.70%) VoIP
6 6 (2.78%) VLAN
6 6 (2.78%) VPN
7 5 (2.31%) DMZ
7 5 (2.31%) LAN
8 4 (1.85%) LDAP
8 4 (1.85%) SMTP
8 4 (1.85%) WAN
9 3 (1.39%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.39%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.39%) SSH
9 3 (1.39%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.93%) HTTP
10 2 (0.93%) SAN
10 2 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (3.24%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.24%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.24%) Redis
6 6 (2.78%) MySQL
6 6 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.93%) DB2
8 2 (0.93%) GIS
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.46%) Power BI
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (18.06%) Selenium
2 33 (15.28%) Visual Studio
3 22 (10.19%) Cucumber
4 18 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 16 (7.41%) JIRA
6 15 (6.94%) JMeter
6 15 (6.94%) Maven
6 15 (6.94%) SpecFlow
7 14 (6.48%) JUnit
8 13 (6.02%) Subversion
9 12 (5.56%) Ant
9 12 (5.56%) Git (software)
10 11 (5.09%) DbUnit
10 11 (5.09%) Spock
11 10 (4.63%) Hudson
11 10 (4.63%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (4.63%) WebDriver
12 7 (3.24%) StarTeam
13 6 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (7.41%) Finance
2 12 (5.56%) Legal
3 9 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.46%) Billing
5 1 (0.46%) Military
5 1 (0.46%) Publishing
5 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (34.72%) Developer
2 27 (12.50%) Analyst
3 18 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 17 (7.87%) Project Manager
4 17 (7.87%) SAP Developer
5 14 (6.48%) ABAP Developer
6 12 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 12 (5.56%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 12 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 11 (5.09%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.63%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.63%) Software Developer
8 10 (4.63%) Software Engineer
8 10 (4.63%) UI Developer
9 8 (3.70%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.70%) Change Manager
9 8 (3.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (3.70%) Tester
10 7 (3.24%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.24%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.06%) .NET
2 33 (15.28%) HTML
3 30 (13.89%) jQuery
4 29 (13.43%) XML
5 18 (8.33%) SOAP
6 15 (6.94%) Spring
7 14 (6.48%) JSF
8 12 (5.56%) .NET Framework
8 12 (5.56%) CSS
8 12 (5.56%) Hibernate
8 12 (5.56%) REST
9 11 (5.09%) J2EE
9 11 (5.09%) JSTS
10 10 (4.63%) HTML5
10 10 (4.63%) Java EE
10 10 (4.63%) SAP Smart Forms
10 10 (4.63%) SAPUI5
11 9 (4.17%) Ajax
11 9 (4.17%) AngularJS
11 9 (4.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.70%) NHS
2 7 (3.24%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.24%) Replication
3 6 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.78%) CESG
3 6 (2.78%) PKI
4 4 (1.85%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (1.39%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.39%) DataPower
6 2 (0.93%) Clustering
6 2 (0.93%) CMDB
6 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.93%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.93%) PDA
7 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.46%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.52%) Windows
2 18 (8.33%) Unix
3 14 (6.48%) Linux
4 13 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.46%) AIX
9 1 (0.46%) Android
9 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (17.13%) Scrum
3 35 (16.20%) TDD
4 26 (12.04%) OO
5 25 (11.57%) Software Engineering
6 19 (8.80%) Project Management
7 16 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 15 (6.94%) Business Analysis
8 15 (6.94%) Document Management
8 15 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (6.94%) UML
9 14 (6.48%) BDD
9 14 (6.48%) ITIL
10 12 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.56%) Test Scripting
11 11 (5.09%) Configuration Management
11 11 (5.09%) Programme Management
11 11 (5.09%) Use Case
12 9 (4.17%) MVC
12 9 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 58 (26.85%) Java
2 45 (20.83%) SQL
3 38 (17.59%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.11%) C#
5 18 (8.33%) ABAP
5 18 (8.33%) Perl
6 17 (7.87%) T-SQL
7 16 (7.41%) C
8 15 (6.94%) C++
9 10 (4.63%) SAPscript
10 7 (3.24%) Go
10 7 (3.24%) PHP
10 7 (3.24%) Scala
11 5 (2.31%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.31%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.85%) Python
13 3 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.93%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.93%) VC++
15 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 160 (74.07%) SC Cleared
2 19 (8.80%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (3.70%) ISEB
5 7 (3.24%) CCNA
5 7 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.31%) BC Cleared
6 5 (2.31%) CISSP
7 4 (1.85%) CISM
7 4 (1.85%) CLAS
8 3 (1.39%) Degree
8 3 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.93%) CCNP
9 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.93%) MAPM
9 2 (0.93%) MCP
9 2 (0.93%) MCSE
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (3.24%) QA
3 4 (1.85%) HL7
3 4 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.85%) P3O
3 4 (1.85%) RMADS
3 4 (1.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.31%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.46%) Firmware
4 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.31%) SCOM
2 4 (1.85%) Ansible
2 4 (1.85%) SCCM
3 3 (1.39%) yum
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.46%) nmon
5 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.46%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.46%) Puppet
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.65%) Cisco
3 18 (8.33%) SAP
4 15 (6.94%) Oracle
5 10 (4.63%) Adobe
5 10 (4.63%) ILOG
5 10 (4.63%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.63%) Splunk
6 9 (4.17%) F5
6 9 (4.17%) VMware
7 7 (3.24%) Blue Coat
7 7 (3.24%) Coverity
7 7 (3.24%) Kofax
7 7 (3.24%) Lotus
8 5 (2.31%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.31%) IBM
8 5 (2.31%) Juniper
9 4 (1.85%) Citrix
9 4 (1.85%) HP
10 3 (1.39%) CheckPoint
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