Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 59 78
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19 +33
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 31 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.00% 2.68% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.83% 9.81% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 10
Wales median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -26.44%
10th Percentile £371 £321 £356
90th Percentile £641 £546 £536
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £400
% change year-on-year +3.15% +9.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -21.43% +25.00% -37.34%

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 454 316 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 29.27% 27.31% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 217 215
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £169 £223
90th Percentile £575 £547 £565
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 9
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £36.25 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.94% -48.21% +382.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.98 £17.55
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £80.90
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £28.65 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.49% +4.18% +22.22%

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 September 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 September 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 -25 17 £500 +25.00% 3
West Wales +13 13 £500 -2.20% 1
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) User Stories
6 7 (22.58%) DevOps
6 7 (22.58%) Coaching
6 7 (22.58%) Microservices
6 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (19.35%) Java
7 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
8 5 (16.13%) JIRA
8 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
8 5 (16.13%) Migration
8 5 (16.13%) Scrum
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (16.13%) SDLC
8 5 (16.13%) Secure Coding
8 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
8 5 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (12.90%) Due Diligence
9 4 (12.90%) Service Design
9 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (12.90%) Software Delivery
9 4 (12.90%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management

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 4 (12.90%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Extranet
1 3 (9.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.45%) Event Store
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 3 (9.68%) Spinnaker
4 2 (6.45%) CA Gen
4 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (3.23%) MSTest
5 1 (3.23%) NUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Coach
3 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
4 3 (9.68%) User Researcher
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) CA Gen Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) UI Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
1 3 (9.68%) REST
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Dropwizard
2 2 (6.45%) Play Framework
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) LINQ
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (22.58%) Coaching
3 7 (22.58%) DevOps
3 7 (22.58%) Microservices
3 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
3 7 (22.58%) User Stories
4 5 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
4 5 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 5 (16.13%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) SDLC
4 5 (16.13%) Secure Coding
4 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (12.90%) Due Diligence
5 4 (12.90%) Open Source
5 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) Java 8
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) AWS Certification
4 2 (6.45%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.45%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.23%) CCIE Security
5 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) CA
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
2 2 (6.45%) Juniper
3 1 (3.23%) Avaya
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Nortel
3 1 (3.23%) Xamarin