Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 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.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 70 73
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +23
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 28 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.91% 2.19% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.42% 6.26% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 15
Wales median daily rate £476 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.06% +6.25% -27.27%
10th Percentile £378 £340 £300
90th Percentile £629 £613 £498
UK median daily rate £450 £434 £400
% change year-on-year +3.81% +8.38% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £24.03 £13.50 £36.45
% change year-on-year +77.96% -62.96% +264.50%

BPSS Clearance 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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 436 463 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 29.72% 35.00% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 346 240
Wales median daily rate £400 £405 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +13.92% -2.27%
10th Percentile £219 £175 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.23% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 12
Wales median hourly rate £19.44 £30.75 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.80% -32.04% +248.08%
10th Percentile £10.78 £12.78 £17.29
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £73.38
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% -6.25% +42.22%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Wales

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Wales

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Wales over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Wales

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
South Wales -11 22 £476 +12.06%
West Wales +13 4 - -
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 10 (35.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (28.57%) Coaching
5 8 (28.57%) Migration
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) Microservices
6 7 (25.00%) DevOps
6 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 5 (17.86%) Degree
8 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (17.86%) SDLC
8 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (17.86%) Secure Coding
8 5 (17.86%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (14.29%) AWS Certification
9 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
9 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.29%) Java
9 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.29%) Web Services
9 4 (14.29%) Scrum

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (3.57%) JCAPS
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Event Store
2 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
2 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) MSTest
2 3 (10.71%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Coach
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) UI Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
1 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (10.71%) Dropwizard
2 3 (10.71%) Entity Framework
2 3 (10.71%) LINQ
2 3 (10.71%) Play Framework
2 3 (10.71%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) PySpark
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) XSL
3 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Coaching
2 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (28.57%) Migration
3 7 (25.00%) DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (25.00%) Microservices
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (17.86%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (17.86%) SDLC
4 5 (17.86%) Secure Coding
4 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
6 3 (10.71%) CQRS
6 3 (10.71%) ETL
6 3 (10.71%) MVC
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Java 8
4 2 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) Go
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) AWS Certification
4 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) DBS Check
5 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.57%) MCITP
6 1 (3.57%) MCTS
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix
2 1 (3.57%) Dell
2 1 (3.57%) Fiorano
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) VMware