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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 4 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 160 67 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.75% 12.14% 20.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 62.26% 46.85% 63.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 39 35
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£385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £297 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
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 £24.50 £18.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -30.76%
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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
257 143 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.33% 25.91% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 84 78
Average daily rate £375 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £220 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £600 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
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 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 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 +4 90 £385 +2.66% 13
West Wales -3 24 £425 -1.90% 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 259 (79.20%) SC Cleared
2 108 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (28.13%) Java
4 65 (19.88%) Scrum
5 55 (16.82%) TDD
6 54 (16.51%) Open Source
7 53 (16.21%) Microsoft
8 51 (15.60%) Web Services
8 51 (15.60%) Windows
9 49 (14.98%) Selenium
10 48 (14.68%) XML
11 47 (14.37%) SQL
11 47 (14.37%) Subversion
12 46 (14.07%) SQL Server
13 45 (13.76%) C#
14 43 (13.15%) Spring
15 42 (12.84%) XSLT
16 41 (12.54%) Oracle
16 41 (12.54%) Project Management
17 40 (12.23%) JIRA
18 39 (11.93%) .NET
19 38 (11.62%) JUnit
20 36 (11.01%) Maven
20 36 (11.01%) BDD
21 35 (10.70%) WebDriver
21 35 (10.70%) IBM
22 34 (10.40%) Jenkins
22 34 (10.40%) ISTQB
23 32 (9.79%) Test Scripting
23 32 (9.79%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 29 (8.87%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.65%) FileNet
3 13 (3.98%) Confluence
4 12 (3.67%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.45%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.22%) ArcGIS
6 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.61%) CICS
8 2 (0.61%) OpenROAD
8 2 (0.61%) SAS
8 2 (0.61%) Documentum
8 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.31%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.75%) MS Project
3 6 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.53%) MS Office
5 4 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.92%) assyst
4 1 (0.31%) Agresso
4 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.75%) PaaS
2 1 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.06%) Firewall
1 10 (3.06%) NAS
2 9 (2.75%) DNS
3 7 (2.14%) Wireless
4 5 (1.53%) VoIP
4 5 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.53%) SAN
5 4 (1.22%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.92%) LAN
6 3 (0.92%) Intranet
6 3 (0.92%) Internet
7 2 (0.61%) DHCP
7 2 (0.61%) WAN
8 1 (0.31%) Nortel Alteon
8 1 (0.31%) PPP
8 1 (0.31%) SMS
8 1 (0.31%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (4.59%) MySQL
5 15 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (4.59%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.98%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (3.98%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.75%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.61%) MS Access
11 2 (0.61%) Ingres
11 2 (0.61%) Adabas
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (14.98%) Selenium
2 47 (14.37%) Subversion
3 40 (12.23%) JIRA
4 38 (11.62%) JUnit
5 36 (11.01%) Maven
6 35 (10.70%) WebDriver
7 34 (10.40%) Jenkins
8 27 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (7.95%) Bugzilla
10 25 (7.65%) TestNG
11 24 (7.34%) JMeter
12 22 (6.73%) TortoiseSVN
12 22 (6.73%) Ant
13 13 (3.98%) Hudson
14 9 (2.75%) Visual Studio
15 5 (1.53%) Eclipse
16 4 (1.22%) Axure RP
17 3 (0.92%) TestDirector
18 1 (0.31%) CA Gen
18 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (7.34%) Finance
2 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (22.94%) Developer
2 52 (15.90%) Java Developer
3 37 (11.31%) Analyst
4 30 (9.17%) Consultant
5 21 (6.42%) Test Analyst
6 20 (6.12%) Architect
7 19 (5.81%) Tester
8 16 (4.89%) Project Manager
9 15 (4.59%) Designer
10 14 (4.28%) DBA
11 12 (3.67%) Wintel Engineer
11 12 (3.67%) SQL DBA
12 11 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.06%) Wintel Consultant
14 9 (2.75%) Security Engineer
14 9 (2.75%) Agile Coach
14 9 (2.75%) Administrator
15 8 (2.45%) Support Engineer
15 8 (2.45%) Service Manager
16 7 (2.14%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.60%) Web Services
2 48 (14.68%) XML
3 43 (13.15%) Spring
4 42 (12.84%) XSLT
5 39 (11.93%) .NET
6 28 (8.56%) J2EE
7 25 (7.65%) .NET Framework
8 24 (7.34%) Hibernate
9 21 (6.42%) SOAP
10 20 (6.12%) JSF
11 17 (5.20%) REST
12 16 (4.89%) HTML
13 15 (4.59%) Struts
13 15 (4.59%) Java SE
14 14 (4.28%) AngularJS
15 13 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (3.67%) MyBatis
17 10 (3.06%) ASP.NET
17 10 (3.06%) XML Schema
17 10 (3.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.51%) Open Source
2 20 (6.12%) Client/Server
3 10 (3.06%) Replication
4 9 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.14%) User Experience
6 5 (1.53%) iSeries
6 5 (1.53%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.22%) GIS
7 4 (1.22%) AS400
8 3 (0.92%) PKI
8 3 (0.92%) Statistics
8 3 (0.92%) Clustering
8 3 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.61%) CESG
9 2 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.61%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.31%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.60%) Windows
2 24 (7.34%) UNIX
3 17 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.14%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.83%) Linux
5 6 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.61%) AIX
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (19.88%) Scrum
3 55 (16.82%) TDD
4 41 (12.54%) Project Management
5 36 (11.01%) BDD
6 32 (9.79%) Test Scripting
7 31 (9.48%) Automation Testing
8 29 (8.87%) Test Management
9 28 (8.56%) Software Testing
9 28 (8.56%) Kanban
10 26 (7.95%) Load Testing
11 23 (7.03%) Configuration Management
12 17 (5.20%) PRINCE2
13 16 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (4.89%) Release Management
13 16 (4.89%) Automated Testing
13 16 (4.89%) Workflow
14 15 (4.59%) DSDM
15 14 (4.28%) Mentoring
15 14 (4.28%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 92 (28.13%) Java
2 47 (14.37%) SQL
3 45 (13.76%) C#
4 13 (3.98%) XPath
5 10 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.14%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.53%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.53%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.22%) C
8 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.92%) VBScript
9 3 (0.92%) VB
10 1 (0.31%) Ruby
10 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.31%) Python
10 1 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 259 (79.20%) SC Cleared
2 34 (10.40%) ISTQB
3 32 (9.79%) ISEB
4 23 (7.03%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.83%) MCDBA
7 6 (1.83%) MCITP
8 5 (1.53%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (1.53%) Degree
9 4 (1.22%) GIAC
9 4 (1.22%) CISSP
9 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.22%) CCNA
9 4 (1.22%) GCIA
9 4 (1.22%) GCFW
9 4 (1.22%) GCWN
9 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.14%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) SLA
3 3 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.61%) WCAG
4 2 (0.61%) WAI
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.31%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.06%) NFS
2 10 (3.06%) XenApp
2 10 (3.06%) XenDesktop
3 8 (2.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.14%) vSphere
4 7 (2.14%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.53%) vCloud
5 5 (1.53%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.92%) XenServer
7 2 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.61%) UAG
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (8.26%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.45%) SCCM
4 7 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.83%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.83%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.92%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.61%) BMC Performance Manager
7 2 (0.61%) WSUS
8 1 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 53 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.54%) Oracle
3 35 (10.70%) IBM
4 19 (5.81%) VMware
5 18 (5.50%) Citrix
6 15 (4.59%) McAfee
7 13 (3.98%) Twitter
7 13 (3.98%) Red Gate
8 12 (3.67%) Symantec
8 12 (3.67%) Sophos
9 10 (3.06%) NetApp
10 9 (2.75%) Cisco
11 7 (2.14%) Juniper
11 7 (2.14%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.14%) Remedy
12 5 (1.53%) SAP
13 4 (1.22%) Clearswift
13 4 (1.22%) JBoss
13 4 (1.22%) Informatica
13 4 (1.22%) Nokia
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