Period
to 15 October 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 15 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 14 7
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 197 77 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 14.40% 8.46% 15.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.97% 33.05% 54.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 41 116
South Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.64% -2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £175 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £544
Wales median daily rate £438 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
South Wales median hourly rate £11.17 £43.25 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.17% -29.10% +87.69%
Wales median hourly rate £11.17 £40.55 £66.75
% change year-on-year -72.45% -39.25% +105.38%

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 365 233 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 26.68% 25.60% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 162 203
South Wales median daily rate £425 £358 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -8.33% +1.30%
10th Percentile £263 £175 £220
90th Percentile £580 £538 £525
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 12
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £41.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.53% -27.83% +325.93%
10th Percentile £12.10 £18.07 £18.08
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £73.98
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year -49.68% -34.78% +293.16%

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 15 October 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
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 15 October 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 +1 142 £425 +9.68% 22
Cardiff -16 24 £425 +13.33% 2
Bridgend - 9 £475 - 10
Caerphilly -1 1 - - 1
Torfaen -1 1 - -
Gwent - 1 £180 -
SC Cleared
Wales

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (25.38%) Microsoft
3 39 (19.80%) Cisco
4 38 (19.29%) C
5 37 (18.78%) Firewall
5 37 (18.78%) Software Engineering
6 36 (18.27%) SQL
7 33 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (15.74%) Windows
8 31 (15.74%) Linux
8 31 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (14.21%) PKI
9 28 (14.21%) SQL Server
10 25 (12.69%) Java
10 25 (12.69%) Self-Motivation
11 24 (12.18%) Git (software)
11 24 (12.18%) VoIP
12 23 (11.68%) Active Directory
12 23 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (11.17%) ITIL
14 20 (10.15%) Requirements Management
15 19 (9.64%) CCNP
15 19 (9.64%) Python
15 19 (9.64%) MS Exchange
16 18 (9.14%) TCP/IP
17 17 (8.63%) Network Design
17 17 (8.63%) Customer Requirements
17 17 (8.63%) Network Security
18 16 (8.12%) Windows Server
18 16 (8.12%) Migration

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 19 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.60%) Skype for Business
3 12 (6.09%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.06%) Confluence
6 7 (3.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (2.54%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.03%) IIS
8 4 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.03%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.52%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.52%) OpenROAD
10 2 (1.02%) Mule
10 2 (1.02%) WildFly
11 1 (0.51%) Apache
11 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.02%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.78%) Firewall
2 24 (12.18%) VoIP
3 18 (9.14%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.63%) Network Security
5 14 (7.11%) SNMP
6 13 (6.60%) Skype
7 11 (5.58%) Telepresence
8 10 (5.08%) DMZ
8 10 (5.08%) Unified Communications
9 9 (4.57%) IP Telephony
9 9 (4.57%) Junos
10 7 (3.55%) LAN
10 7 (3.55%) WAN
11 6 (3.05%) SAN
12 4 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.03%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (2.03%) H.323
12 4 (2.03%) VPN
13 3 (1.52%) VSAN
13 3 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.52%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.52%) Ingres
6 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.51%) Big Data
7 1 (0.51%) Event Store
7 1 (0.51%) HBase
7 1 (0.51%) Impala
7 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.09%) Eclipse
3 11 (5.58%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.08%) GCC
4 10 (5.08%) Maven
5 9 (4.57%) Artifactory
5 9 (4.57%) JIRA
6 8 (4.06%) JUnit
7 6 (3.05%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (2.03%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.52%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.52%) Selenium
9 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.02%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.51%) Gatling
11 1 (0.51%) GitLab
General
1 4 (2.03%) Electronics
2 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.51%) Military
3 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (16.75%) Developer
1 33 (16.75%) Software Engineer
2 25 (12.69%) Architect
3 23 (11.68%) Network Engineer
4 16 (8.12%) Java Developer
5 12 (6.09%) Security Architect
6 11 (5.58%) Embedded Engineer
6 11 (5.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (5.08%) Analyst
7 10 (5.08%) Design Engineer
7 10 (5.08%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (5.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 10 (5.08%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) IP Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) IP Telephony Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 8 (4.06%) Telephony Engineer
10 7 (3.55%) Designer
10 7 (3.55%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.61%) SOAP
2 13 (6.60%) .NET
3 11 (5.58%) AngularJS
3 11 (5.58%) Spring
4 10 (5.08%) Hibernate
5 9 (4.57%) J2EE
6 7 (3.55%) HTML
6 7 (3.55%) JMS
6 7 (3.55%) JSF
6 7 (3.55%) Node.js
6 7 (3.55%) Spring Boot
7 6 (3.05%) CSS
7 6 (3.05%) POSIX
8 5 (2.54%) REST
9 4 (2.03%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.03%) jQuery
9 4 (2.03%) Web Services
9 4 (2.03%) XML
10 3 (1.52%) Ajax
10 3 (1.52%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.21%) PKI
2 25 (12.69%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.58%) N-Tier
5 10 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (5.08%) Video\Live Streaming
6 9 (4.57%) CESG
7 6 (3.05%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.05%) User Experience
8 5 (2.54%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.03%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.51%) PMI
12 1 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.74%) Linux
1 31 (15.74%) Windows
2 16 (8.12%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.05%) Unix
4 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.78%) Software Engineering
2 31 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (11.17%) ITIL
5 20 (10.15%) Requirements Management
6 17 (8.63%) Customer Requirements
6 17 (8.63%) Network Design
7 16 (8.12%) Migration
7 16 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.61%) Test Automation
9 13 (6.60%) ITIL V3
9 13 (6.60%) UML
10 12 (6.09%) TOGAF
11 11 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (5.58%) Risk Management
11 11 (5.58%) Security Architecture
12 10 (5.08%) MODAF
12 10 (5.08%) Project Management
13 9 (4.57%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.29%) C
2 36 (18.27%) SQL
3 25 (12.69%) Java
4 19 (9.64%) Python
5 11 (5.58%) C#
5 11 (5.58%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.08%) C++
7 9 (4.57%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.57%) Scala
8 8 (4.06%) Java 8
9 7 (3.55%) Embedded C
9 7 (3.55%) Groovy
10 6 (3.05%) Embedded C++
11 5 (2.54%) VB
11 5 (2.54%) VBScript
12 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 197 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (9.64%) CCNP
4 15 (7.61%) CCNA
4 15 (7.61%) Degree
5 10 (5.08%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (4.06%) HNC
6 8 (4.06%) MCSE
6 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.05%) HND
7 6 (3.05%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.03%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.52%) CISSP
9 3 (1.52%) CLAS
9 3 (1.52%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.02%) CEH
10 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.02%) PhD
10 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.54%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) PMO
2 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (11.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.57%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (1.52%) Docker
5 3 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (4.06%) SCCM
3 7 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.54%) HP ALM
5 4 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.52%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.52%) SCOM
6 3 (1.52%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.52%) WSUS
7 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.51%) Ansible
7 1 (0.51%) Oozie
7 1 (0.51%) QRadar
Vendors
1 50 (25.38%) Microsoft
2 39 (19.80%) Cisco
3 16 (8.12%) Juniper
4 11 (5.58%) Polycom
5 7 (3.55%) HP
5 7 (3.55%) VMware
6 6 (3.05%) IBM
6 6 (3.05%) Oracle
6 6 (3.05%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.54%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.54%) Lotus
8 4 (2.03%) BT
8 4 (2.03%) EMC
8 4 (2.03%) McAfee
8 4 (2.03%) Nintex
9 3 (1.52%) Symantec
10 1 (0.51%) BMC
10 1 (0.51%) Intel
10 1 (0.51%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.51%) Remedy