Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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 Clearance
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 147 222 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.47% 19.72% 15.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 54.44% 68.73% 59.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 139 137
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £192 £312 £313
90th Percentile £575 £563 £488
Wales median daily rate £413 £450 £401
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.36% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
South Wales median hourly rate £43.00 £50.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +102.00% +61.29%
10th Percentile £30.71 £14.01 £11.60
90th Percentile £59.00 £74.25 £45.32
Wales median hourly rate £41.78 £55.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -24.05% +120.00% +55.47%

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 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%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 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 0 65 £400 -3.61% 1
Cardiff +1 52 £350 -17.65% 2
Caerphilly - 5 £363 -
Bridgend -3 1 £425 -
Torfaen - 1 £133 -
Security Cleared
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 104 (70.75%) SC Cleared
2 43 (29.25%) SQL
3 35 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 33 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (20.41%) SQL Server
6 25 (17.01%) Windows
7 19 (12.93%) Migration
8 18 (12.24%) Linux
9 17 (11.56%) Software Engineering
10 16 (10.88%) Web Services
10 16 (10.88%) Oracle
10 16 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (10.20%) Windows Server
11 15 (10.20%) Java
11 15 (10.20%) ITIL
11 15 (10.20%) VMware
12 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
12 14 (9.52%) .NET
12 14 (9.52%) Project Management
12 14 (9.52%) Cisco
12 14 (9.52%) Test Automation
13 13 (8.84%) DevOps
13 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (8.84%) PRINCE2
14 12 (8.16%) Active Directory
14 12 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (8.16%) Management Information System
14 12 (8.16%) VLAN
14 12 (8.16%) Coaching
14 12 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012

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 8 (5.44%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.76%) IIS
2 7 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.72%) Mule
3 4 (2.72%) OpenROAD
3 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.72%) WildFly
4 3 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.04%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.36%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.36%) JCAPS
5 2 (1.36%) SAS
5 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.72%) IaaS
5 2 (1.36%) Serverless
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.16%) VLAN
2 11 (7.48%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.44%) DHCP
4 6 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (4.08%) DNS
4 6 (4.08%) Firewall
4 6 (4.08%) VSAN
5 5 (3.40%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (3.40%) SAN
6 3 (2.04%) BGP
6 3 (2.04%) IPsec
6 3 (2.04%) Junos
6 3 (2.04%) LAN
6 3 (2.04%) MPLS
6 3 (2.04%) OSPF
6 3 (2.04%) Skype
6 3 (2.04%) VPN
6 3 (2.04%) WAN
7 1 (0.68%) FCoE
7 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.44%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (3.40%) Ingres
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.04%) Big Data
8 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.36%) HBase
9 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.36%) Power BI
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.36%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.36%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.68%) Ant
6 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.68%) Maven
6 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.68%) MSTest
6 1 (0.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 7 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.04%) Back Office
3 2 (1.36%) Romanian Language
4 1 (0.68%) Finance
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.68%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 21 (14.29%) Architect
2 16 (10.88%) Developer
3 13 (8.84%) Network Engineer
4 12 (8.16%) Analyst
5 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.80%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) DBA
6 9 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) SQL DBA
8 7 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Consultant
9 6 (4.08%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.08%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.08%) Project Planner
9 6 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.88%) Web Services
2 14 (9.52%) .NET
3 5 (3.40%) SOAP
3 5 (3.40%) XML
4 4 (2.72%) RESTful
5 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.36%) CGI
5 2 (1.36%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.36%) HTML
5 2 (1.36%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.36%) Kafka
5 2 (1.36%) LAMP
5 2 (1.36%) LINQ
5 2 (1.36%) Middleware
5 2 (1.36%) Node.js
5 2 (1.36%) XSLT
6 1 (0.68%) Spring
6 1 (0.68%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.08%) PMI
3 5 (3.40%) NHS
4 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.72%) CESG
4 4 (2.72%) Clustering
4 4 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.04%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.04%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.36%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Handset
7 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.01%) Windows
2 18 (12.24%) Linux
3 15 (10.20%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.76%) Unix
4 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.72%) AIX
8 3 (2.04%) CentOS
8 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.93%) Migration
3 17 (11.56%) Software Engineering
4 15 (10.20%) ITIL
5 14 (9.52%) Project Management
5 14 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 13 (8.84%) DevOps
6 13 (8.84%) PRINCE2
7 12 (8.16%) Coaching
8 11 (7.48%) High Availability
9 10 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (6.12%) Service Delivery
10 9 (6.12%) TOGAF
11 8 (5.44%) Defect Management
11 8 (5.44%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.44%) Test Management
11 8 (5.44%) Test Scripting
11 8 (5.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 43 (29.25%) SQL
2 15 (10.20%) Java
3 9 (6.12%) C
3 9 (6.12%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.76%) C#
4 7 (4.76%) Python
5 5 (3.40%) Scala
6 4 (2.72%) C++
6 4 (2.72%) Ingres ABF
6 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.36%) Perl
8 2 (1.36%) Ruby
8 2 (1.36%) VBScript
9 1 (0.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) R
9 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (70.75%) SC Cleared
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (7.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (6.80%) CISSP
6 8 (5.44%) CCNA
6 8 (5.44%) Degree
6 8 (5.44%) ISEB
6 8 (5.44%) MCSE
7 7 (4.76%) CCNP
7 7 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.08%) PMI Certification
9 5 (3.40%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (3.40%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.04%) CCDA
10 3 (2.04%) CISMP
10 3 (2.04%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.36%) MCP
11 2 (1.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.40%) HL7
3 2 (1.36%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (8.16%) Active Directory
1 12 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.76%) vSphere
3 6 (4.08%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.04%) XenApp
6 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.36%) iptables
6 2 (1.36%) NFS
6 2 (1.36%) Postfix
6 2 (1.36%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.36%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) Ansible
2 10 (6.80%) Terraform
3 8 (5.44%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (5.44%) SCCM
4 7 (4.76%) NetBackup
4 7 (4.76%) SCOM
5 6 (4.08%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.72%) Puppet
8 3 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.04%) QRadar
9 2 (1.36%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.36%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.36%) WSUS
10 1 (0.68%) Oozie
10 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.88%) Oracle
3 15 (10.20%) VMware
4 14 (9.52%) Cisco
5 8 (5.44%) HP
5 8 (5.44%) McAfee
6 7 (4.76%) Juniper
7 6 (4.08%) Cloudera
7 6 (4.08%) Symantec
8 5 (3.40%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.72%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.72%) Citrix
9 4 (2.72%) F5
9 4 (2.72%) IBM
9 4 (2.72%) SAP
10 3 (2.04%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.04%) LogLogic
10 3 (2.04%) LogRhythm
10 3 (2.04%) RedGate
10 3 (2.04%) Splunk