Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 July 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 10 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 189 105 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 14.09% 9.70% 16.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.53% 33.12% 53.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 63 94
South Wales median daily rate £410 £415 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +5.06% -1.25%
10th Percentile £227 £263 £313
90th Percentile £525 £525 £544
Wales median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 9
South Wales median hourly rate £25.59 £35.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.90% -25.53% +276.00%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.10 £34.05
90th Percentile £37.12 £58.75 £75.90
Wales median hourly rate £25.59 £35.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year -26.90% -30.69% +246.36%

SC 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 South Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 374 317 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.89% 29.30% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 234 190
South Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £226 £175 £270
90th Percentile £550 £538 £514
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.73% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 11
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £35.00 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.09% -35.19% +323.53%
10th Percentile £10.68 £12.55 £38.25
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £74.00
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £26.50 £50.50
% change year-on-year -28.79% -47.52% +288.46%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in South Wales

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in South Wales

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in South Wales

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in South Wales

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in South Wales

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +1 131 £425 +25.93% 8
Cardiff -4 31 £375 -9.09% 5
Bridgend 0 6 £475 +11.76% 4
Torfaen -1 1 - -
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Gwent - 1 £180 -
SC Cleared
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 189 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 44 (23.28%) Cisco
4 42 (22.22%) Firewall
5 36 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (19.05%) Requirements Management
6 32 (16.93%) C
7 31 (16.40%) MS Exchange
8 30 (15.87%) Windows
9 29 (15.34%) PKI
10 27 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (12.70%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (12.17%) Software Engineering
14 22 (11.64%) SQL
14 22 (11.64%) VoIP
14 22 (11.64%) CCNP
15 21 (11.11%) HP
15 21 (11.11%) SQL Server
15 21 (11.11%) Linux
15 21 (11.11%) ITIL
15 21 (11.11%) HP ALM
15 21 (11.11%) Defect Management
15 21 (11.11%) Test Management
15 21 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (10.05%) Active Directory
16 19 (10.05%) TCP/IP
16 19 (10.05%) Windows Server
17 18 (9.52%) Juniper
18 17 (8.99%) Python

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 31 (16.40%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.47%) SharePoint
3 15 (7.94%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.29%) IBM Notes
5 9 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.65%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.06%) Mule
9 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.06%) WildFly
10 1 (0.53%) Apache
10 1 (0.53%) CMS
10 1 (0.53%) IIS
10 1 (0.53%) OpenROAD
10 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.65%) GitHub
3 3 (1.59%) Office 365
4 2 (1.06%) IaaS
4 2 (1.06%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (1.06%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.22%) Firewall
2 22 (11.64%) VoIP
3 19 (10.05%) TCP/IP
4 15 (7.94%) Telepresence
5 14 (7.41%) Network Security
5 14 (7.41%) Skype
5 14 (7.41%) Unified Communications
6 13 (6.88%) IP Telephony
7 11 (5.82%) LAN
7 11 (5.82%) WAN
8 10 (5.29%) Junos
9 9 (4.76%) SAN
10 8 (4.23%) SNMP
11 5 (2.65%) DHCP
11 5 (2.65%) H.323
12 4 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.12%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (2.12%) VLAN
12 4 (2.12%) VPN
12 4 (2.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.65%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.06%) HBase
5 2 (1.06%) Impala
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) Ingres
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (8.99%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.70%) Artifactory
3 7 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 7 (3.70%) GCC
4 5 (2.65%) GitLab
5 4 (2.12%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.59%) JIRA
6 3 (1.59%) Selenium
6 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.06%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.53%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.53%) Gatling
8 1 (0.53%) Maven
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (3.17%) Electronics
2 4 (2.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.06%) Finance
3 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.06%) Marketing
3 2 (1.06%) Publishing
4 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (11.11%) Network Engineer
1 21 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 20 (10.58%) Software Engineer
3 17 (8.99%) Architect
4 16 (8.47%) Developer
5 11 (5.82%) Design Engineer
5 11 (5.82%) IP Engineer
5 11 (5.82%) IP Telephony Engineer
5 11 (5.82%) Telephony Engineer
5 11 (5.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 10 (5.29%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (5.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.23%) Analyst
9 7 (3.70%) Floorwalker
9 7 (3.70%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Security Architect
11 5 (2.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 5 (2.65%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.23%) AngularJS
2 7 (3.70%) REST
3 6 (3.17%) .NET
3 6 (3.17%) HTML
3 6 (3.17%) React
4 5 (2.65%) Play Framework
5 4 (2.12%) CSS
5 4 (2.12%) HTML5
5 4 (2.12%) PySpark
6 3 (1.59%) Apache Axis
6 3 (1.59%) Node.js
6 3 (1.59%) POSIX
6 3 (1.59%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.06%) Aurelia
7 2 (1.06%) Flask
7 2 (1.06%) jQuery
7 2 (1.06%) LAMP
7 2 (1.06%) SOAP
7 2 (1.06%) XSLT
8 1 (0.53%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.34%) PKI
2 24 (12.70%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (7.41%) Video\Live Streaming
4 10 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.23%) Cyber Defence
6 7 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.70%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.65%) CESG
7 5 (2.65%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.06%) User Experience
10 1 (0.53%) CMDB
10 1 (0.53%) PMI
10 1 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.87%) Windows
2 21 (11.11%) Linux
3 19 (10.05%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.35%) Unix
5 9 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 8 (4.23%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.59%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.06%) CentOS
9 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.05%) Requirements Management
2 27 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (12.17%) Software Engineering
5 21 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 21 (11.11%) ITIL
5 21 (11.11%) Test Management
6 15 (7.94%) Migration
6 15 (7.94%) Network Design
7 12 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (6.35%) Project Management
8 11 (5.82%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 10 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.23%) Data Migration
10 8 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (4.23%) SIEM
10 8 (4.23%) Test Automation
10 8 (4.23%) Test Strategy
10 8 (4.23%) Workflow
11 7 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.93%) C
2 22 (11.64%) SQL
3 17 (8.99%) PowerShell
3 17 (8.99%) Python
4 12 (6.35%) Java
5 8 (4.23%) C#
5 8 (4.23%) Scala
6 7 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.17%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.17%) VB
7 6 (3.17%) VBScript
8 3 (1.59%) ABAP
8 3 (1.59%) Perl
8 3 (1.59%) Ruby
9 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.53%) C++
10 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 189 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (11.64%) CCNP
4 13 (6.88%) CCNA
5 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.70%) Degree
6 7 (3.70%) MCSE
7 6 (3.17%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.65%) HNC
9 3 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.59%) CLAS
9 3 (1.59%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.59%) MCSA
10 2 (1.06%) CISMP
10 2 (1.06%) CISSP
10 2 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.53%) CCIE
11 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) PMO
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (10.05%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.29%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.23%) Docker
5 6 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (2.12%) vSphere
7 2 (1.06%) NFS
7 2 (1.06%) Postfix
8 1 (0.53%) etcd
8 1 (0.53%) flannel
8 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (11.11%) HP ALM
1 21 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (5.82%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (3.70%) SCCM
5 4 (2.12%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.12%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.59%) Ansible
6 3 (1.59%) QRadar
7 2 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.06%) Nessus
7 2 (1.06%) Oozie
8 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.53%) Puppet
8 1 (0.53%) rkt
8 1 (0.53%) SCOM
8 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 44 (23.28%) Cisco
3 21 (11.11%) HP
4 18 (9.52%) Juniper
5 16 (8.47%) McAfee
6 15 (7.94%) Polycom
7 10 (5.29%) Lotus
8 9 (4.76%) Nintex
8 9 (4.76%) VMware
9 8 (4.23%) Oracle
9 8 (4.23%) Remedy
9 8 (4.23%) Splunk
10 6 (3.17%) IBM
10 6 (3.17%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.65%) Becrypt
11 5 (2.65%) BT
11 5 (2.65%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.65%) Cloudera
11 5 (2.65%) SAP
12 4 (2.12%) Tripwire