Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 51 84
Rank change year-on-year +7 +33 -23
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 16 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.58% 0.73% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.67% 3.33% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Cardiff median daily rate £403 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.92% +16.07% -17.65%
South Wales median daily rate £413 £406 £350
% change year-on-year +1.54% +16.07% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

BPSS Clearance is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cardiff
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 150 120 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 24.19% 21.86% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 88 104
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £363 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +12.40% -11.64%
10th Percentile £141 £196 £185
90th Percentile £503 £475 £451
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £22.38 £15.25 £12.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.75% +25.62% -27.87%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.63 £9.65
90th Percentile £32.72 £19.88 £36.73
South Wales median hourly rate £37.50 £50.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.74% +140.48% +20.00%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Cardiff

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Cardiff

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Cardiff over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) High Availability
4 5 (31.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (25.00%) Kafka
5 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) XML
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
6 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (18.75%) Go
6 3 (18.75%) Microservices
6 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (18.75%) Marathon

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) Neo4j
5 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Data Architect
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) DBA
4 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
5 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
6 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Kafka
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
3 2 (12.50%) Spring Boot
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Dropwizard
4 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.25%) JAX-RS
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) LINQ
4 1 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
1 3 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (31.25%) High Availability
1 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Microservices
3 3 (18.75%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Coaching
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Prototyping
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Go
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) DBS Check
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (12.50%) HL7
3 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Marathon
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) RedGate
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware