Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Security Clearance
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 36
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25 -18
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 53 50 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 8.29% 8.82% 6.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.92% 42.74% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 32
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £191 £321 £268
90th Percentile £478 £698 £475
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £24.28 £12.50 £12.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.24% +2.97% -24.88%
10th Percentile £15.70 £12.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £32.86 £12.75 £12.71
South Wales median hourly rate £43.00 £50.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.85% +102.00% +61.29%

Security Cleared 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 161 117 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 25.20% 20.63% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 80 115
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £363 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +12.93% -14.40%
10th Percentile £175 £199 £185
90th Percentile £480 £500 £450
South Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £22.38 £12.50 £12.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.04% +2.97% -1.54%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.25 £9.65
90th Percentile £32.72 £12.75 £12.93
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £57.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -30.43% +177.11% +29.04%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Cardiff

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Cardiff

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Cardiff

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Cardiff

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared 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 Security Cleared.

1 31 (58.49%) SC Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) SQL
3 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
4 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.87%) Cisco
5 10 (18.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (15.09%) .NET
6 8 (15.09%) Migration
7 7 (13.21%) Web Services
7 7 (13.21%) CCNA
7 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (13.21%) Juniper
7 7 (13.21%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (11.32%) TOGAF
8 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (11.32%) Degree
8 6 (11.32%) High Availability
8 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (11.32%) ITIL
8 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
8 6 (11.32%) C#
8 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (11.32%) MVC
9 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
9 5 (9.43%) VMware
9 5 (9.43%) Information Security
9 5 (9.43%) SOAP
9 5 (9.43%) XML
9 5 (9.43%) Linux

Security Cleared
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 2 (3.77%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.77%) JCAPS
1 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.55%) IaaS
3 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (5.66%) BGP
2 3 (5.66%) IPsec
2 3 (5.66%) Junos
2 3 (5.66%) MPLS
2 3 (5.66%) OSPF
2 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.66%) VPN
3 2 (3.77%) LAN
3 2 (3.77%) WAN
4 1 (1.89%) DHCP
4 1 (1.89%) DMZ
4 1 (1.89%) Firewall
4 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.89%) POP3
4 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.89%) SAN
4 1 (1.89%) SMTP
4 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (5.66%) Big Data
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) HBase
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.89%) MS Access
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.89%) MSTest
4 1 (1.89%) NUnit
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.89%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Architect
1 8 (15.09%) DBA
1 8 (15.09%) Developer
1 8 (15.09%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) SQL DBA
3 5 (9.43%) Data Architect
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Architect
4 4 (7.55%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared DBA
4 4 (7.55%) Security Specialist
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (7.55%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Administrator
5 3 (5.66%) Juniper Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) .NET
2 7 (13.21%) Web Services
3 5 (9.43%) SOAP
3 5 (9.43%) XML
4 3 (5.66%) RESTful
5 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.77%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.77%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.77%) Kafka
5 2 (3.77%) LINQ
5 2 (3.77%) XSLT
6 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.89%) Code First Entity Framework
6 1 (1.89%) JSON
6 1 (1.89%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
1 5 (9.43%) NHS
2 3 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.66%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.89%) PMI
3 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Unix
4 1 (1.89%) CentOS
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Migration
2 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (11.32%) High Availability
2 6 (11.32%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) MVC
2 6 (11.32%) TOGAF
3 5 (9.43%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (9.43%) Information Security
4 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) SDLC
6 2 (3.77%) Case Management
6 2 (3.77%) Coaching
6 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.77%) Prototyping
6 2 (3.77%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) C#
2 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.55%) Java
4 3 (5.66%) Python
5 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.77%) C++
6 1 (1.89%) Perl
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) Scala
6 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (58.49%) SC Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (13.21%) CCNA
3 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (13.21%) CTC Cleared
4 6 (11.32%) Degree
5 5 (9.43%) CISSP
5 5 (9.43%) JNCIA
6 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.66%) CCDA
7 3 (5.66%) CCNP
7 3 (5.66%) DBS Check
7 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.89%) CCDP
9 1 (1.89%) CCIE
9 1 (1.89%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (9.43%) HL7
2 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) XenApp
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.89%) iptables
3 1 (1.89%) NFS
3 1 (1.89%) Postfix
3 1 (1.89%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Ansible
1 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.89%) Oozie
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
1 1 (1.89%) SCOM
1 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Cisco
3 7 (13.21%) Juniper
4 5 (9.43%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.55%) F5
5 4 (7.55%) SAP
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle
6 3 (5.66%) RedGate
7 2 (3.77%) Citrix
7 2 (3.77%) Cloudera
7 2 (3.77%) Fiorano
7 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 2 (3.77%) InterSystems
7 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.89%) Veritas