The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 2 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 187 80 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.70% 15.36% 21.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 67.75% 50.00% 64.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 41 46
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£425 £375 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £33.75 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £13.75 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £35.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
276 160 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 34.98% 30.71% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 76 92
Average daily rate £420 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 +5 126 £439 +6.36% 10
West Wales 0 26 £400 +33.89%
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 243 (78.39%) SC Cleared
2 74 (23.87%) Windows
3 67 (21.61%) Java
4 53 (17.10%) SQL
5 52 (16.77%) Microsoft
6 43 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (13.23%) Oracle
8 40 (12.90%) Scrum
8 40 (12.90%) Selenium
9 39 (12.58%) TDD
10 36 (11.61%) Web Services
11 35 (11.29%) Project Management
12 33 (10.65%) C#
13 32 (10.32%) JUnit
13 32 (10.32%) UNIX
14 31 (10.00%) Open Source
15 30 (9.68%) Subversion
15 30 (9.68%) Finance
16 29 (9.35%) .NET
16 29 (9.35%) Spring
16 29 (9.35%) BDD
17 27 (8.71%) WebDriver
17 27 (8.71%) VMware
18 26 (8.39%) Test Scripting
18 26 (8.39%) ISTQB
19 25 (8.06%) DV Cleared
19 25 (8.06%) SQL Server
19 25 (8.06%) XML
19 25 (8.06%) ISEB
20 24 (7.74%) Citrix

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 23 (7.42%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.52%) FileNet
3 12 (3.87%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.55%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.97%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.65%) SAS
8 2 (0.65%) CICS
8 2 (0.65%) OpenROAD
8 2 (0.65%) IIS
8 2 (0.65%) Confluence
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 21 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.52%) MS Project
3 6 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.65%) MS Office
6 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) assyst
1 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.32%) Agresso
3 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.90%) PaaS
2 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.55%) NAS
2 10 (3.23%) DNS
3 8 (2.58%) SAN
3 8 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.58%) LAN
3 8 (2.58%) Firewall
4 7 (2.26%) Wireless
4 7 (2.26%) VoIP
5 6 (1.94%) WAN
6 4 (1.29%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.29%) Internet
7 3 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.97%) DHCP
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.32%) L2TP
8 1 (0.32%) LDAP
8 1 (0.32%) Intranet
8 1 (0.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.81%) MySQL
3 17 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.87%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (2.58%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.97%) Ingres
9 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.65%) Adabas
10 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (12.90%) Selenium
2 32 (10.32%) JUnit
3 30 (9.68%) Subversion
4 27 (8.71%) WebDriver
5 22 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (7.10%) JIRA
6 19 (6.13%) Maven
6 19 (6.13%) Bugzilla
7 18 (5.81%) JMeter
7 18 (5.81%) TestNG
8 17 (5.48%) Jenkins
9 16 (5.16%) Ant
9 16 (5.16%) TortoiseSVN
10 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.61%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.29%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.97%) TestDirector
14 2 (0.65%) Hudson
15 1 (0.32%) CA Gen
15 1 (0.32%) PhoneGap
General
1 30 (9.68%) Finance
2 12 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.61%) Local Government
4 2 (0.65%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.32%) Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (18.71%) Developer
2 35 (11.29%) Java Developer
3 33 (10.65%) Analyst
3 33 (10.65%) Consultant
4 24 (7.74%) Project Manager
5 17 (5.48%) Architect
5 17 (5.48%) Tester
6 16 (5.16%) Test Analyst
7 14 (4.52%) DBA
7 14 (4.52%) Wintel Engineer
8 12 (3.87%) Support Engineer
8 12 (3.87%) SQL DBA
8 12 (3.87%) Security Engineer
8 12 (3.87%) Wintel Consultant
9 11 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.58%) Administrator
10 8 (2.58%) .NET Developer
10 8 (2.58%) Agile Coach
11 7 (2.26%) Designer
11 7 (2.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.61%) Web Services
2 29 (9.35%) .NET
2 29 (9.35%) Spring
3 25 (8.06%) XML
4 22 (7.10%) .NET Framework
5 21 (6.77%) XSLT
6 17 (5.48%) Java SE
6 17 (5.48%) HTML
7 16 (5.16%) REST
8 15 (4.84%) Struts
9 14 (4.52%) J2EE
10 12 (3.87%) MyBatis
11 10 (3.23%) Hibernate
12 9 (2.90%) JSF
12 9 (2.90%) CSS
12 9 (2.90%) SOAP
13 8 (2.58%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.94%) XSD
14 6 (1.94%) WCF
15 5 (1.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.00%) Open Source
2 16 (5.16%) Client/Server
3 10 (3.23%) Replication
4 9 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.29%) Clustering
5 4 (1.29%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.29%) Statistics
5 4 (1.29%) iSeries
6 3 (0.97%) PKI
6 3 (0.97%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.97%) AS400
7 2 (0.65%) GIS
7 2 (0.65%) CESG
7 2 (0.65%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (0.65%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.32%) RMADS
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.32%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 74 (23.87%) Windows
2 32 (10.32%) UNIX
3 19 (6.13%) Windows 7
4 18 (5.81%) Windows XP
4 18 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.55%) Linux
7 3 (0.97%) AIX
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (12.90%) Scrum
3 39 (12.58%) TDD
4 35 (11.29%) Project Management
5 29 (9.35%) BDD
6 26 (8.39%) Test Scripting
7 24 (7.74%) Automation Testing
8 22 (7.10%) Test Management
9 21 (6.77%) Load Testing
9 21 (6.77%) Kanban
9 21 (6.77%) PRINCE2
10 18 (5.81%) Software Testing
11 17 (5.48%) Migration
12 16 (5.16%) Workflow
13 15 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (3.87%) Automated Testing
15 11 (3.55%) Configuration Management
16 10 (3.23%) ITIL
17 9 (2.90%) BPMN
17 9 (2.90%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (21.61%) Java
2 53 (17.10%) SQL
3 33 (10.65%) C#
4 13 (4.19%) PL/SQL
5 10 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.26%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.61%) C
8 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.97%) XPath
9 3 (0.97%) PHP
9 3 (0.97%) VBScript
9 3 (0.97%) VB
9 3 (0.97%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 243 (78.39%) SC Cleared
2 26 (8.39%) ISTQB
3 25 (8.06%) DV Cleared
3 25 (8.06%) ISEB
4 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.94%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (1.94%) MCDBA
6 6 (1.94%) MCITP
6 6 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.29%) CCNA
8 4 (1.29%) CISSP
8 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.29%) GIAC
8 4 (1.29%) GCIA
8 4 (1.29%) GCFW
8 4 (1.29%) GCWN
9 3 (0.97%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.61%) QA
1 5 (1.61%) SLA
2 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.65%) WCAG
2 2 (0.65%) WAI
3 1 (0.32%) P3O
System Software
1 24 (7.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.19%) XenDesktop
3 12 (3.87%) XenApp
4 10 (3.23%) NFS
4 10 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (2.90%) vSphere
6 8 (2.58%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.26%) vCloud
8 6 (1.94%) MetaFrame
8 6 (1.94%) XenServer
9 5 (1.61%) UAG
10 4 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 20 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (5.48%) SCCM
3 12 (3.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (2.58%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.58%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.29%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.29%) BMC Performance Manager
8 3 (0.97%) WSUS
8 3 (0.97%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.65%) SCOM
10 1 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 52 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 41 (13.23%) Oracle
3 27 (8.71%) VMware
4 24 (7.74%) Citrix
4 24 (7.74%) IBM
5 17 (5.48%) McAfee
6 16 (5.16%) Symantec
6 16 (5.16%) Sophos
7 13 (4.19%) Red Gate
8 11 (3.55%) Cisco
9 10 (3.23%) NetApp
9 10 (3.23%) Remedy
10 7 (2.26%) Juniper
10 7 (2.26%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.94%) HP
11 6 (1.94%) Clearswift
12 4 (1.29%) BMC
12 4 (1.29%) Nokia
12 4 (1.29%) JBoss
12 4 (1.29%) Websense
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