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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 58 84 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.82% 17.54% 21.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.61% 66.14% 57.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 51 93
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £385 £394
% change year-on-year +6.49% -2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £30.90
% change year-on-year +14.83% +5.67%  

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 133 127 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 24.81% 26.51% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 79 161
Median daily rate £338 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Median hourly rate £53.75 £71.25 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.56% +458.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £73.85 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 28 £450 +10.76% 3
Cardiff +2 22 £370 -1.33% 5
Bridgend +1 2 £350 -14.11%
Security Cleared
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 116 (73.89%) SC Cleared
2 44 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.92%) Software Engineering
4 22 (14.01%) Linux
4 22 (14.01%) Windows
5 20 (12.74%) Java
6 19 (12.10%) Cisco
7 17 (10.83%) SQL
8 16 (10.19%) Finance
9 15 (9.55%) Service Delivery
9 15 (9.55%) C
9 15 (9.55%) Microsoft
10 14 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (8.92%) Ansible
10 14 (8.92%) Terraform
11 13 (8.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (8.28%) Project Management
11 13 (8.28%) WAN
11 13 (8.28%) Firewall
12 12 (7.64%) Web Services
12 12 (7.64%) Disclosure Scotland
13 11 (7.01%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.01%) ITIL
13 11 (7.01%) Oracle
13 11 (7.01%) Scrum
14 10 (6.37%) Workflow
14 10 (6.37%) Blue Coat
14 10 (6.37%) Data Modelling
14 10 (6.37%) Service Design
15 9 (5.73%) Coaching

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 3 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (1.91%) JCAPS
1 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.91%) OpenROAD
1 3 (1.91%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.27%) SAS
2 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) Apache
3 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.28%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.64%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.28%) Firewall
1 13 (8.28%) WAN
2 7 (4.46%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (4.46%) LAN
3 6 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.55%) SNMP
4 4 (2.55%) VoIP
5 3 (1.91%) BGP
5 3 (1.91%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.27%) Broadband
6 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.27%) IPsec
6 2 (1.27%) IPv4
6 2 (1.27%) L2TP
6 2 (1.27%) MPLS
6 2 (1.27%) OSPF
6 2 (1.27%) PPP
6 2 (1.27%) SAN
6 2 (1.27%) SSL
6 2 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
1 7 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.82%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.55%) Ingres
3 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.91%) Big Data
4 3 (1.91%) HBase
4 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.27%) MS Access
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.27%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.18%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.55%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.55%) GCC
3 4 (2.55%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.91%) Selenium
4 3 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.91%) Toad
5 2 (1.27%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.64%) Grunt
6 1 (0.64%) gulp
6 1 (0.64%) JBehave
6 1 (0.64%) Maven
6 1 (0.64%) MSTest
6 1 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (10.19%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.82%) Back Office
3 6 (3.82%) Marketing
4 4 (2.55%) Legal
5 3 (1.91%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Military
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
7 1 (0.64%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 20 (12.74%) Developer
1 20 (12.74%) Network Engineer
2 19 (12.10%) Software Engineer
3 18 (11.46%) Architect
4 15 (9.55%) Analyst
4 15 (9.55%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.37%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (5.10%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.10%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.46%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) C Software Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 5 (3.18%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.18%) Security Architect
9 5 (3.18%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.64%) Web Services
2 8 (5.10%) HTML
3 7 (4.46%) Spring
4 6 (3.82%) JSON
4 6 (3.82%) XML
5 5 (3.18%) .NET
5 5 (3.18%) HTML5
5 5 (3.18%) Kafka
6 4 (2.55%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.91%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.91%) CSS
7 3 (1.91%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.91%) RESTful
7 3 (1.91%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.91%) XSLT
8 2 (1.27%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.27%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.27%) iXBRL
8 2 (1.27%) jQuery
8 2 (1.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.18%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (3.18%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.91%) PMI
4 3 (1.91%) User Experience
5 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.64%) CESG
6 1 (0.64%) Clustering
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.64%) CPLD
6 1 (0.64%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.64%) NHS
6 1 (0.64%) Replication
6 1 (0.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.01%) Linux
1 22 (14.01%) Windows
2 9 (5.73%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.18%) Debian
5 4 (2.55%) Unix
6 3 (1.91%) AIX
6 3 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.64%) pSOS
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (15.92%) Software Engineering
3 15 (9.55%) Service Delivery
4 13 (8.28%) Project Management
5 11 (7.01%) ITIL
5 11 (7.01%) Mentoring
5 11 (7.01%) Scrum
6 10 (6.37%) Data Modelling
6 10 (6.37%) Service Design
6 10 (6.37%) Workflow
7 9 (5.73%) Coaching
7 9 (5.73%) DevOps
7 9 (5.73%) GAP Analysis
7 9 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.10%) Change Control
8 8 (5.10%) Content Management
8 8 (5.10%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (5.10%) Test Automation
8 8 (5.10%) Waterfall
9 7 (4.46%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.74%) Java
2 17 (10.83%) SQL
3 15 (9.55%) C
4 9 (5.73%) C#
5 8 (5.10%) C++
5 8 (5.10%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.82%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.82%) Python
7 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.91%) Ingres ABF
8 3 (1.91%) Scala
9 2 (1.27%) Go
9 2 (1.27%) Tcl
10 1 (0.64%) ABAP
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.64%) Lisp
10 1 (0.64%) R
10 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (73.89%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.73%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.46%) CCNP
4 6 (3.82%) Degree
5 5 (3.18%) CCNA
5 5 (3.18%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.91%) MCITP
6 3 (1.91%) MCSE
6 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.91%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.91%) PMP
7 2 (1.27%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) CCIE
7 2 (1.27%) ISEB
7 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.64%) HNC
8 1 (0.64%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.55%) QA
2 4 (2.55%) SLA
3 3 (1.91%) HL7
4 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.64%) MISRA
5 1 (0.64%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.64%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (5.10%) ProxySG
2 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.27%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.27%) XenApp
4 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (8.92%) Ansible
1 14 (8.92%) Terraform
2 7 (4.46%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) SCCM
4 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.64%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.64%) Kibana
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) Cisco
2 15 (9.55%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.01%) Oracle
4 10 (6.37%) Blue Coat
5 9 (5.73%) McAfee
6 8 (5.10%) F5
7 7 (4.46%) Fortinet
7 7 (4.46%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.18%) Juniper
8 5 (3.18%) SAP
8 5 (3.18%) VMware
9 4 (2.55%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.55%) IBM
10 3 (1.91%) Avaya
10 3 (1.91%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.91%) Fiorano
10 3 (1.91%) InterSystems
11 2 (1.27%) Citrix
11 2 (1.27%) EMC
11 2 (1.27%) Remedy
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