Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 46 57
Rank change year-on-year -31 +11 +18
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 3 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.37% 2.47% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 10.87% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
Cardiff median daily rate £575 £403 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +9.15% +5.36%
10th Percentile £513 £313 £312
90th Percentile £598 £446 £441
South Wales median daily rate £481 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +19.57% +0.63% +14.29%
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 112 138 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 13.69% 22.73% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 108 73
Cardiff median daily rate £405 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £224 £175 £188
90th Percentile £586 £538 £475
South Wales median daily rate £425 £358 £390
% change year-on-year +18.88% -8.33% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £20.44 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +36.27% +27.33%
10th Percentile £12.19 £15.16 £12.75
90th Percentile £27.75 £43.75 £17.25
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year -52.83% -30.43% +325.93%

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 3 (100.00%) NHS
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Informatics
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Health Informatics
2 2 (66.67%) Data Science
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
3 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Android Development
3 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) MSTest

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) NHS Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior NHS Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Artificial Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Science
1 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Health Informatics
1 2 (66.67%) Informatics
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Xamarin