The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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 Clearance
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 100 106 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 17.76% 19.13% 23.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.63% 64.63% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 52 70
Median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £325 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +117.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.22 £42.77 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £61.20 £31.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -9.88% +18.78%  

Security 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 190 164 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 33.75% 29.60% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 104 106
Median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £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 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in South Wales

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in South Wales

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in South Wales

Security 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 Security Cleared in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in South Wales

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in South Wales

Security 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 Security Cleared within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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 -1 30 £319 -17.20% 3
Cardiff +2 28 £425 +13.33% 3
Bridgend +3 17 £425 -15.00% 3
Monmouthshire - 2 - -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £550 -
Security Cleared
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 167 (82.27%) SC Cleared
2 44 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (18.72%) Linux
4 32 (15.76%) Cisco
4 32 (15.76%) Software Engineering
5 29 (14.29%) C
6 26 (12.81%) Java
7 25 (12.32%) Windows
8 24 (11.82%) Firewall
9 22 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (9.85%) Ansible
10 20 (9.85%) Finance
11 19 (9.36%) Web Services
11 19 (9.36%) SQL
12 18 (8.87%) Scrum
13 17 (8.37%) WAN
14 16 (7.88%) ITIL
14 16 (7.88%) Intel Security
14 16 (7.88%) Microsoft
14 16 (7.88%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (7.39%) Telecoms
15 15 (7.39%) CCNP
15 15 (7.39%) HTML
15 15 (7.39%) JavaScript
15 15 (7.39%) Disclosure Scotland
15 15 (7.39%) Customer Requirements
16 14 (6.90%) Terraform
16 14 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (6.90%) LAN
17 13 (6.40%) TCP/IP

Security 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 5 (2.46%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.48%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.99%) JCAPS
3 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.49%) Liferay
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.48%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) MS Project
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.97%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.49%) assyst
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.40%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.82%) Firewall
2 17 (8.37%) WAN
3 14 (6.90%) LAN
4 13 (6.40%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.91%) SNMP
5 12 (5.91%) VoIP
6 8 (3.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.48%) BGP
7 3 (1.48%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.48%) HTTP
7 3 (1.48%) SAN
8 2 (0.99%) Broadband
8 2 (0.99%) DHCP
8 2 (0.99%) DNS
8 2 (0.99%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.99%) IPv4
8 2 (0.99%) L2TP
8 2 (0.99%) PPP
8 2 (0.99%) SSL
8 2 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.91%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.48%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.99%) MySQL
5 2 (0.99%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.99%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.49%) Big Data
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.40%) Git (software)
1 13 (6.40%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.93%) Eclipse
2 10 (4.93%) GCC
3 8 (3.94%) Cucumber
4 6 (2.96%) Selenium
5 5 (2.46%) JUnit
6 4 (1.97%) JBehave
7 3 (1.48%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.99%) ERwin
8 2 (0.99%) Grunt
8 2 (0.99%) gulp
8 2 (0.99%) Maven
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.99%) Toad
9 1 (0.49%) NUnit
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (9.85%) Finance
2 15 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.91%) Marketing
4 8 (3.94%) Legal
5 5 (2.46%) Electronics
5 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.46%) Publishing
6 3 (1.48%) Retail
7 2 (0.99%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (15.76%) Developer
1 32 (15.76%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.32%) Software Engineer
3 18 (8.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 16 (7.88%) Java Developer
5 15 (7.39%) Analyst
5 15 (7.39%) Architect
6 13 (6.40%) C Software Engineer
7 12 (5.91%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.91%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Consultant
9 9 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.94%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (3.94%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.36%) Web Services
2 15 (7.39%) HTML
3 11 (5.42%) CSS
3 11 (5.42%) REST
4 9 (4.43%) Spring
5 8 (3.94%) JSON
6 7 (3.45%) XML
7 6 (2.96%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.46%) Dropwizard
9 4 (1.97%) .NET
9 4 (1.97%) HTML5
9 4 (1.97%) RESTful
10 3 (1.48%) Ajax
10 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.48%) iXBRL
10 3 (1.48%) jQuery
10 3 (1.48%) Kafka
10 3 (1.48%) Spring Boot
11 2 (0.99%) JAX-RS
11 2 (0.99%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.46%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (2.46%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.46%) PMI
4 4 (1.97%) User Experience
5 3 (1.48%) CESG
5 3 (1.48%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.99%) Clustering
6 2 (0.99%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.99%) W3C
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.49%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.49%) CMDB
7 1 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.49%) NHS
7 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.49%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.72%) Linux
2 25 (12.32%) Windows
3 11 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.96%) Unix
6 5 (2.46%) Debian
7 4 (1.97%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.49%) AIX
9 1 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.49%) HPUX
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.49%) pSOS
9 1 (0.49%) Solaris
9 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (15.76%) Software Engineering
3 18 (8.87%) Scrum
4 16 (7.88%) ITIL
5 15 (7.39%) Customer Requirements
6 13 (6.40%) Change Control
6 13 (6.40%) Configuration Management
6 13 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (6.40%) Project Management
6 13 (6.40%) Requirements Management
6 13 (6.40%) UML
7 12 (5.91%) Mentoring
7 12 (5.91%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.42%) Data Modelling
8 11 (5.42%) DevOps
8 11 (5.42%) Service Design
9 10 (4.93%) ITSM
10 9 (4.43%) Presales
10 9 (4.43%) Programme Management
10 9 (4.43%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.29%) C
2 26 (12.81%) Java
3 19 (9.36%) SQL
4 15 (7.39%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.94%) C#
6 7 (3.45%) C++
6 7 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.97%) Go
8 3 (1.48%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.48%) Python
9 2 (0.99%) ABAP
9 2 (0.99%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.99%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.99%) Tcl
9 2 (0.99%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.49%) Groovy
10 1 (0.49%) Lisp
10 1 (0.49%) PHP
10 1 (0.49%) Scala
10 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 167 (82.27%) SC Cleared
2 16 (7.88%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (7.39%) CCNP
4 7 (3.45%) CCNA
4 7 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.96%) CISSP
5 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.46%) CEH
6 5 (2.46%) MCITP
6 5 (2.46%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.46%) PMP
7 4 (1.97%) ISEB
7 4 (1.97%) MCSE
8 3 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.99%) CCIE
9 2 (0.99%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.99%) Degree
9 2 (0.99%) HNC
9 2 (0.99%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.97%) QA
3 3 (1.48%) SLA
4 2 (0.99%) HL7
4 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (4.43%) ProxySG
2 5 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.49%) Docker
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (9.85%) Ansible
2 14 (6.90%) Terraform
3 6 (2.96%) Puppet
4 2 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.99%) SCCM
5 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.49%) Consul
5 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (15.76%) Cisco
2 16 (7.88%) Intel Security
2 16 (7.88%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.40%) Blue Coat
3 13 (6.40%) Fortinet
4 11 (5.42%) Oracle
4 11 (5.42%) Red Hat
4 11 (5.42%) SAP
5 9 (4.43%) F5
5 9 (4.43%) Juniper
6 6 (2.96%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.96%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.46%) VMware
8 4 (1.97%) Avaya
9 3 (1.48%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.48%) IBM
10 2 (0.99%) CA
10 2 (0.99%) EMC
10 2 (0.99%) Hitachi
10 2 (0.99%) Remedy
Newport, Gwent
Interact Consulting
Rate: 450 - 550
Posted: 15 hours ago
South Wales
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend
South Wales Police
Rate: £27,519 rising to £31,938
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago