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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 21 6
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 86 69 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.33% 11.86% 19.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.26% 41.32% 55.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 58
Median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £349 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £8.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +437.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £43.25 £33.84
% change year-on-year -11.27% +27.80%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 190 167 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 33.87% 28.69% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 106 106
Median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +123.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £42.29 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £63.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport 0 25 £319 -13.26% 1
Cardiff +9 21 £438 -0.56% 2
Bridgend +2 16 £425 -15.00% 4
Monmouthshire - 2 - -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £550 -
SC Cleared
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (21.64%) Linux
3 35 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (18.71%) Cisco
5 28 (16.37%) C
6 25 (14.62%) Windows
7 24 (14.04%) Firewall
7 24 (14.04%) Software Engineering
8 22 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (11.70%) Java
9 20 (11.70%) Ansible
10 17 (9.94%) Web Services
10 17 (9.94%) WAN
11 16 (9.36%) SQL
11 16 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (9.36%) Customer Requirements
12 15 (8.77%) Disclosure Scotland
12 15 (8.77%) LAN
12 15 (8.77%) CCNP
13 14 (8.19%) Intel Security
13 14 (8.19%) Telecoms
13 14 (8.19%) Terraform
14 13 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (7.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (7.60%) Finance
14 13 (7.60%) JavaScript
14 13 (7.60%) ITIL
14 13 (7.60%) Requirements Management
15 12 (7.02%) Scrum
15 12 (7.02%) Blue Coat

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 6 (3.51%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.34%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.58%) assyst
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.60%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.04%) Firewall
2 17 (9.94%) WAN
3 15 (8.77%) LAN
4 12 (7.02%) SNMP
4 12 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.02%) VoIP
5 8 (4.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.75%) BGP
6 3 (1.75%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.75%) SAN
7 2 (1.17%) Broadband
7 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.17%) IPv4
7 2 (1.17%) L2TP
7 2 (1.17%) MPLS
7 2 (1.17%) OSPF
7 2 (1.17%) PPP
7 2 (1.17%) SSL
7 2 (1.17%) VLAN
7 2 (1.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.68%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.75%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.75%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.17%) MySQL
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.17%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.58%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.02%) Git (software)
1 12 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.85%) Eclipse
2 10 (5.85%) GCC
3 7 (4.09%) Selenium
4 6 (3.51%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.92%) JBehave
5 5 (2.92%) JUnit
6 3 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.17%) ERwin
7 2 (1.17%) Grunt
7 2 (1.17%) gulp
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.17%) Toad
8 1 (0.58%) Gradle
8 1 (0.58%) Maven
8 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (8.19%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.60%) Finance
3 11 (6.43%) Marketing
4 8 (4.68%) Legal
5 5 (2.92%) Electronics
5 5 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.75%) Retail
7 2 (1.17%) Military
7 2 (1.17%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (18.71%) Network Engineer
2 25 (14.62%) Developer
3 21 (12.28%) Software Engineer
4 19 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 13 (7.60%) C Software Engineer
5 13 (7.60%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.02%) Architect
6 12 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (5.85%) Analyst
7 10 (5.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (5.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (5.85%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 10 (5.85%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (5.26%) Consultant
8 9 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.09%) Presales Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.94%) Web Services
2 12 (7.02%) CSS
2 12 (7.02%) HTML
3 9 (5.26%) REST
4 5 (2.92%) JSON
4 5 (2.92%) Spring
4 5 (2.92%) XML
5 4 (2.34%) Dropwizard
5 4 (2.34%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.75%) .NET
6 3 (1.75%) Ajax
7 2 (1.17%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.17%) HTML5
7 2 (1.17%) jQuery
7 2 (1.17%) Sass
7 2 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.58%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.58%) Node.js
8 1 (0.58%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.92%) Cyber Defence
2 5 (2.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.92%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.92%) PMI
3 3 (1.75%) CESG
3 3 (1.75%) User Experience
4 2 (1.17%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.17%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.17%) W3C
5 1 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.58%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.58%) Clustering
5 1 (0.58%) CMDB
5 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Exalogic
5 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.58%) VHDL
5 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.64%) Linux
2 25 (14.62%) Windows
3 11 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.09%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.92%) Debian
5 5 (2.92%) Unix
6 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) AIX
8 1 (0.58%) CentOS
8 1 (0.58%) HPUX
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.58%) Solaris
8 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.04%) Software Engineering
3 16 (9.36%) Customer Requirements
4 13 (7.60%) ITIL
4 13 (7.60%) Requirements Management
5 12 (7.02%) Change Control
5 12 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (7.02%) Scrum
5 12 (7.02%) UML
6 11 (6.43%) Configuration Management
7 10 (5.85%) DevOps
7 10 (5.85%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.85%) Service Design
8 9 (5.26%) ITSM
8 9 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.26%) Software Delivery
9 8 (4.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (4.68%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.09%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (4.09%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.37%) C
2 20 (11.70%) Java
3 16 (9.36%) SQL
4 13 (7.60%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.51%) C#
5 6 (3.51%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.92%) C++
7 2 (1.17%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.17%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.17%) Python
7 2 (1.17%) Tcl
7 2 (1.17%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.58%) ABAP
8 1 (0.58%) Groovy
8 1 (0.58%) Lisp
8 1 (0.58%) PHP
8 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 171 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (8.77%) CCNP
4 7 (4.09%) CCNA
5 6 (3.51%) CISSP
5 6 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.92%) CEH
6 5 (2.92%) MCITP
6 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.92%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.92%) PMP
7 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.75%) MCSE
9 2 (1.17%) CCIE
9 2 (1.17%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.17%) HNC
9 2 (1.17%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.58%) CLAS
10 1 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.34%) QA
3 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.68%) ProxySG
2 4 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.58%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (11.70%) Ansible
2 14 (8.19%) Terraform
3 6 (3.51%) Puppet
4 2 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.17%) SCCM
5 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.58%) Consul
5 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (18.71%) Cisco
2 14 (8.19%) Intel Security
3 12 (7.02%) Blue Coat
3 12 (7.02%) Fortinet
4 11 (6.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.43%) Red Hat
5 10 (5.85%) SAP
6 9 (5.26%) Juniper
6 9 (5.26%) Oracle
7 8 (4.68%) F5
8 6 (3.51%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.34%) Avaya
9 4 (2.34%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.34%) VMware
10 3 (1.75%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.17%) CA
11 2 (1.17%) EMC
11 2 (1.17%) Fujitsu
11 2 (1.17%) RedGate
11 2 (1.17%) Riverbed
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bridgend
South Wales Police
Rate: £27,519 rising to £31,938
Posted: 4 days ago