Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 6 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 104 180 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.95% 15.99% 12.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.52% 55.73% 47.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 125 118
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £192 £312 £325
90th Percentile £575 £569 £488
Wales median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 4
South Wales median hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.82% +91.30% +79.69%
10th Percentile £30.71 £27.66 £16.08
90th Percentile £59.00 £76.30 £47.25
Wales median hourly rate £41.78 £58.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -27.97% +101.74% +78.79%

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 270 323 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 28.42% 28.69% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 213 238
South Wales median daily rate £355 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £163 £233 £208
90th Percentile £570 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 14
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £57.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +177.11% +29.04%
10th Percentile £21.15 £15.77 £9.65
90th Percentile £58.75 £70.00 £31.13
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -32.61% +180.49% +14.97%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +2 47 £400 -3.61% 1
Cardiff -4 31 £350 -17.65% 2
Caerphilly - 5 £363 -
Torfaen - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (25.96%) SQL
3 25 (24.04%) Microsoft
4 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
5 20 (19.23%) Windows
6 17 (16.35%) Linux
7 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (13.46%) Migration
9 13 (12.50%) Project Management
9 13 (12.50%) Oracle
9 13 (12.50%) DevOps
10 12 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (11.54%) Windows Server
10 12 (11.54%) Web Services
10 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
10 12 (11.54%) Cisco
10 12 (11.54%) VMware
10 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 12 (11.54%) VLAN
11 11 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (10.58%) ITIL
11 11 (10.58%) Java
11 11 (10.58%) Ansible
12 10 (9.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (9.62%) Terraform
12 10 (9.62%) Active Directory

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 7 (6.73%) IIS
2 6 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.85%) Mule
3 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.85%) WildFly
4 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.96%) Apache
6 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.92%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.54%) VLAN
2 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (5.77%) DHCP
3 6 (5.77%) Firewall
3 6 (5.77%) VSAN
4 5 (4.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (4.81%) SAN
5 4 (3.85%) DNS
6 3 (2.88%) BGP
6 3 (2.88%) IPsec
6 3 (2.88%) Junos
6 3 (2.88%) MPLS
6 3 (2.88%) OSPF
6 3 (2.88%) Skype
6 3 (2.88%) VPN
7 1 (0.96%) DMZ
7 1 (0.96%) FCoE
7 1 (0.96%) LAN
7 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.92%) MySQL
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.92%) Power BI
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.92%) SSDT
7 1 (0.96%) Big Data
7 1 (0.96%) HBase
7 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.96%) IntelliJ
General
1 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.92%) Back Office
2 2 (1.92%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (10.58%) Architect
1 11 (10.58%) Network Engineer
2 10 (9.62%) Developer
2 10 (9.62%) Test Engineer
3 9 (8.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) Analyst
4 7 (6.73%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) DBA
5 6 (5.77%) Project Planner
5 6 (5.77%) SQL DBA
6 5 (4.81%) Consultant
6 5 (4.81%) Java Developer
6 5 (4.81%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Security Architect
7 4 (3.85%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (3.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.54%) Web Services
2 9 (8.65%) .NET
3 2 (1.92%) LAMP
3 2 (1.92%) Middleware
4 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.96%) Apache Axis
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.96%) HTML
4 1 (0.96%) HTML5
4 1 (0.96%) JSON
4 1 (0.96%) Kafka
4 1 (0.96%) REST
4 1 (0.96%) Spring
4 1 (0.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.77%) PMI
3 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.85%) CESG
4 3 (2.88%) CLARiiON
4 3 (2.88%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (2.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.92%) Clustering
5 2 (1.92%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.96%) Handset
6 1 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.23%) Windows
2 17 (16.35%) Linux
3 12 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.77%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.81%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.88%) CentOS
7 3 (2.88%) Unix
7 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (13.46%) Migration
3 13 (12.50%) DevOps
3 13 (12.50%) Project Management
4 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 11 (10.58%) ITIL
6 8 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.69%) Defect Management
6 8 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 8 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 8 (7.69%) Test Management
6 8 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 8 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 6 (5.77%) Coaching
7 6 (5.77%) Critical Path Analysis
7 6 (5.77%) Risk Management
7 6 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.77%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.96%) SQL
2 11 (10.58%) Java
3 5 (4.81%) C
4 4 (3.85%) Scala
5 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.88%) Python
5 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.92%) C#
6 2 (1.92%) C++
6 2 (1.92%) Perl
6 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.92%) Ruby
7 1 (0.96%) PHP
7 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.69%) ISEB
4 7 (6.73%) CCNA
4 7 (6.73%) CCNP
4 7 (6.73%) CISSP
4 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.77%) MCSE
5 6 (5.77%) PMI Certification
6 5 (4.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (4.81%) JNCIA
7 4 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (2.88%) CCDA
8 3 (2.88%) CISMP
9 2 (1.92%) Degree
9 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.92%) HNC
9 2 (1.92%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.92%) MCSA
9 2 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.73%) vSphere
4 6 (5.77%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.92%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.92%) iptables
5 2 (1.92%) NFS
5 2 (1.92%) Postfix
5 2 (1.92%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (10.58%) Ansible
2 10 (9.62%) Terraform
3 8 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (7.69%) SCCM
4 6 (5.77%) SCOM
5 4 (3.85%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.85%) Puppet
6 3 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.88%) QRadar
7 2 (1.92%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.92%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.92%) WSUS
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (24.04%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle
3 12 (11.54%) Cisco
3 12 (11.54%) VMware
4 8 (7.69%) HP
5 7 (6.73%) Juniper
6 6 (5.77%) McAfee
7 5 (4.81%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.85%) SAP
8 4 (3.85%) Symantec
9 3 (2.88%) AlienVault
9 3 (2.88%) ArcSight
9 3 (2.88%) Cloudera
9 3 (2.88%) EMC
9 3 (2.88%) F5
9 3 (2.88%) Intel
9 3 (2.88%) LogLogic
9 3 (2.88%) LogRhythm
9 3 (2.88%) Splunk