Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 90 100
Rank change year-on-year +46 +10 0
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 48 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.88% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.03% 2.70% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 8 5
Wales median daily rate £425 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +16.07% -29.29%
10th Percentile £358 £326 £309
90th Percentile £600 £511 £474
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £435
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.17% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% -37.08% +11.25%

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 399 445 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 32.28% 31.90% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 305 272
Wales median daily rate £389 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £139 £218 £190
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 20
Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £55.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.09% +161.90% +13.51%
10th Percentile £13.24 £14.45 £10.95
90th Percentile £50.67 £76.80 £51.65
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.00% +31.58%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 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
South Wales +22 20 £413 +1.54%
West Wales +16 20 £510 +104.00% 2
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance 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 Wales region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) Java
3 20 (41.67%) SQL
4 19 (39.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 18 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (35.42%) Open Source
7 16 (33.33%) Web Services
8 14 (29.17%) Dropwizard
9 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
9 13 (27.08%) RESTful
10 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 12 (25.00%) HTML
10 12 (25.00%) MongoDB
11 11 (22.92%) NoSQL
11 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
11 11 (22.92%) PaaS
11 11 (22.92%) Serverless
11 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
12 10 (20.83%) CSS
12 10 (20.83%) Python
12 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
12 10 (20.83%) Node.js
12 10 (20.83%) CQRS
13 8 (16.67%) REST
13 8 (16.67%) Coaching
14 6 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (12.50%) TOGAF
14 6 (12.50%) Software Delivery
15 5 (10.42%) High Availability

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 3 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (22.92%) PaaS
2 11 (22.92%) Serverless
3 3 (6.25%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.08%) GitHub
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 11 (22.92%) NoSQL
2 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
5 3 (6.25%) Event Store
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.08%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.08%) MSTest
4 1 (2.08%) NUnit
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Developer
2 16 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 11 (22.92%) Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Technical Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Data Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Architect
7 3 (6.25%) DBA
7 3 (6.25%) Payments Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Author
8 2 (4.17%) Documentation Author
8 2 (4.17%) Scrum Master
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) Web Services
2 14 (29.17%) Dropwizard
3 13 (27.08%) RESTful
4 12 (25.00%) HTML
5 10 (20.83%) CSS
5 10 (20.83%) Node.js
6 8 (16.67%) REST
7 5 (10.42%) SOAP
8 4 (8.33%) Kafka
9 3 (6.25%) .NET
9 3 (6.25%) Play Framework
9 3 (6.25%) XML
10 2 (4.17%) Spring
10 2 (4.17%) Spring Boot
11 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
11 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (2.08%) Entity Framework
11 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
11 1 (2.08%) JAX-RS
11 1 (2.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (6.25%) NHS
1 3 (6.25%) User Experience
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Open Source
3 10 (20.83%) CQRS
4 8 (16.67%) Coaching
5 6 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 6 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.42%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (10.42%) High Availability
7 4 (8.33%) ITIL
7 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.33%) Migration
7 4 (8.33%) Scrum
8 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.25%) Data Security
8 3 (6.25%) MVC
8 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.25%) Quality Management
8 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) Java
1 20 (41.67%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.83%) Python
4 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.25%) Go
5 3 (6.25%) Perl
6 2 (4.17%) C
6 2 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) DBS Check
3 4 (8.33%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CIPD
5 1 (2.08%) ECDL
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (39.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.25%) GDPR
2 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.25%) PSD2
3 2 (4.17%) HL7
4 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 3 (6.25%) Marathon
3 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (4.17%) RedGate
3 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) Dell
4 1 (2.08%) HP