Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 149 166 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 14.40% 15.15% 12.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.27% 54.43% 47.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 124 104
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £159 £321 £315
90th Percentile £575 £538 £492
Wales median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 6
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -3.16% +196.88%
10th Percentile £12.71 £17.56 £28.13
90th Percentile £50.29 £61.40 £53.54
Wales median hourly rate £40.28 £46.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -12.45% -3.16% +195.40%

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 322 305 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 31.11% 27.83% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 217 218
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.73% -0.69%
10th Percentile £163 £206 £190
90th Percentile £575 £503 £475
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 16
South Wales median hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.48% +100.00% +43.03%
10th Percentile £12.40 £14.13 £12.34
90th Percentile £50.67 £61.25 £51.02
Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -21.20% +100.00% +42.33%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +5 66 £415 +3.75% 4
Cardiff 0 44 £350 -17.65% 2
Caerphilly - 8 £375 -
Bridgend 0 5 £400 -11.11% 1
Torfaen - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 149 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (26.17%) Microsoft
3 35 (23.49%) SQL
4 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
5 30 (20.13%) Windows
6 23 (15.44%) Cisco
7 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (13.42%) Active Directory
8 20 (13.42%) Windows Server
9 19 (12.75%) ITIL
9 19 (12.75%) Linux
10 18 (12.08%) VLAN
11 17 (11.41%) VMware
11 17 (11.41%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (11.41%) Oracle
11 17 (11.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (10.74%) Test Automation
12 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
13 15 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (10.07%) DevOps
14 14 (9.40%) SharePoint
14 14 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (9.40%) SCCM
15 13 (8.72%) Migration
15 13 (8.72%) Firewall
15 13 (8.72%) Performance Monitoring
15 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
16 12 (8.05%) Windows 7
16 12 (8.05%) DHCP
16 12 (8.05%) HP

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 14 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.71%) IIS
2 10 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.68%) Apache
3 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.68%) Mule
3 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.68%) WildFly
4 3 (2.01%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.34%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.34%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.68%) IaaS
5 2 (1.34%) Office 365
6 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.08%) VLAN
2 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.72%) Firewall
4 12 (8.05%) DHCP
5 10 (6.71%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (5.37%) SAN
6 8 (5.37%) VSAN
7 7 (4.70%) DNS
8 6 (4.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (4.03%) MPLS
8 6 (4.03%) VPN
9 4 (2.68%) OSPF
9 4 (2.68%) WAN
9 4 (2.68%) Wireless
10 3 (2.01%) BGP
10 3 (2.01%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (2.01%) IPsec
10 3 (2.01%) LAN
10 3 (2.01%) Skype
10 3 (2.01%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.70%) MySQL
4 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.34%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (6.04%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.67%) MSI
4 1 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 9 (6.04%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.01%) Romanian Language
3 2 (1.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (12.75%) Network Engineer
2 11 (7.38%) DBA
2 11 (7.38%) Support Engineer
2 11 (7.38%) Test Engineer
3 9 (6.04%) Analyst
3 9 (6.04%) Architect
3 9 (6.04%) Developer
3 9 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (6.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 8 (5.37%) SQL DBA
5 7 (4.70%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (4.03%) Consultant
6 6 (4.03%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.03%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.03%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (3.36%) Administrator
7 5 (3.36%) Security Architect
7 5 (3.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.36%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.38%) Web Services
2 7 (4.70%) .NET
3 5 (3.36%) LAMP
4 3 (2.01%) REST
5 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Axis
6 1 (0.67%) Dropwizard
6 1 (0.67%) Middleware
6 1 (0.67%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.03%) PMI
3 5 (3.36%) Clustering
4 4 (2.68%) CESG
4 4 (2.68%) User Experience
5 3 (2.01%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.34%) iPhone
6 2 (1.34%) Replication
6 2 (1.34%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.67%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.67%) Handset
7 1 (0.67%) LPAR
7 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.13%) Windows
2 20 (13.42%) Windows Server
3 19 (12.75%) Linux
4 12 (8.05%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.71%) Windows 10
6 9 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.04%) Unix
7 8 (5.37%) CentOS
8 5 (3.36%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.34%) Android
10 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.67%) AIX
11 1 (0.67%) Debian
11 1 (0.67%) HPUX
11 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.67%) Solaris
11 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.75%) ITIL
3 16 (10.74%) Test Automation
4 15 (10.07%) DevOps
5 13 (8.72%) Migration
5 13 (8.72%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (7.38%) Defect Management
6 11 (7.38%) Test Management
7 10 (6.71%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.71%) Project Management
7 10 (6.71%) Software Testing
7 10 (6.71%) Test Scripting
8 9 (6.04%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.04%) Service Design
8 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
9 8 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (5.37%) High Availability
9 8 (5.37%) ITIL V3
10 7 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.70%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.49%) SQL
2 11 (7.38%) C
2 11 (7.38%) Java
3 8 (5.37%) Python
4 6 (4.03%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.36%) Perl
5 5 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.36%) Ruby
6 4 (2.68%) PHP
7 3 (2.01%) Scala
7 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.34%) C++
8 2 (1.34%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.41%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.38%) CCNP
4 10 (6.71%) CCNA
4 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.04%) ISEB
5 9 (6.04%) MCSE
6 7 (4.70%) CISSP
6 7 (4.70%) JNCIA
7 6 (4.03%) PMI Certification
8 5 (3.36%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (3.36%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (2.68%) Degree
9 4 (2.68%) HNC
9 4 (2.68%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (2.01%) CCDA
10 3 (2.01%) CISMP
10 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.01%) MCSA
10 3 (2.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.03%) SLA
3 2 (1.34%) QA
4 1 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (13.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.71%) vSphere
4 8 (5.37%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (3.36%) iptables
5 5 (3.36%) NFS
5 5 (3.36%) Postfix
5 5 (3.36%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.34%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (9.40%) SCCM
2 11 (7.38%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (6.71%) Ansible
3 10 (6.71%) SCOM
4 9 (6.04%) Terraform
5 7 (4.70%) Backup Exec
5 7 (4.70%) NetBackup
6 6 (4.03%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.36%) WSUS
8 4 (2.68%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.01%) Puppet
9 3 (2.01%) QRadar
9 3 (2.01%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 39 (26.17%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.44%) Cisco
3 17 (11.41%) Oracle
3 17 (11.41%) VMware
4 12 (8.05%) HP
5 9 (6.04%) Juniper
5 9 (6.04%) McAfee
6 8 (5.37%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.37%) Remedy
7 7 (4.70%) CheckPoint
7 7 (4.70%) Symantec
8 5 (3.36%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.68%) F5
9 4 (2.68%) Samsung
9 4 (2.68%) SAP
10 3 (2.01%) AlienVault
10 3 (2.01%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.01%) BMC
10 3 (2.01%) Intel
10 3 (2.01%) Splunk