Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 46 94
Rank change year-on-year -26 +48 +18
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 44 49 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.53% 4.09% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.65% 12.53% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 9
Wales median daily rate £500 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £350 £358 £340
90th Percentile £625 £600 £524
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £26.56 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.27% +16.07% -37.08%

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 456 391 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.21% 32.64% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 259 304
Wales median daily rate £438 £375 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -8.26% +11.99%
10th Percentile £264 £136 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £22.69 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.18% -59.66% +167.86%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.03 £14.62
90th Percentile £42.00 £43.78 £77.00
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.31 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -2.65% +4.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -23 22 £456 +10.61% 4
West Wales +4 20 £505 -0.98%
North Wales - 2 £363 - 1
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
2 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 12 (27.27%) SQL
4 11 (25.00%) User Stories
5 10 (22.73%) Java
6 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
8 7 (15.91%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (15.91%) Decision-Making
9 6 (13.64%) Epics
9 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
9 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (13.64%) Confluence
9 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
9 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
9 6 (13.64%) JIRA
9 6 (13.64%) .NET
10 5 (11.36%) Oracle
10 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.36%) EJB
10 5 (11.36%) Unix
10 5 (11.36%) Windows
10 5 (11.36%) Web Services
10 5 (11.36%) NHS
10 5 (11.36%) Project Management
10 5 (11.36%) Finance
10 5 (11.36%) 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 6 (13.64%) Confluence
2 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) SaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Extranet
1 3 (6.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.55%) Big Data
5 2 (4.55%) Event Store
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) CA Gen
2 4 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (6.82%) MSTest
3 3 (6.82%) NUnit
3 3 (6.82%) Spinnaker
3 3 (6.82%) WebLogic Workshop
4 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.55%) Fiddler
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Developer
2 11 (25.00%) Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (9.09%) CA Gen Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.82%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.82%) User Researcher
7 2 (4.55%) Hardware Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Lead Software Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Agile Coach
8 1 (2.27%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
1 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
2 5 (11.36%) EJB
2 5 (11.36%) REST
2 5 (11.36%) Web Services
3 4 (9.09%) Dropwizard
3 4 (9.09%) HTML
3 4 (9.09%) Play Framework
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
4 3 (6.82%) JDBC
4 3 (6.82%) JSP
4 3 (6.82%) LINQ
4 3 (6.82%) SOAP
4 3 (6.82%) Struts
4 3 (6.82%) WSDL
4 3 (6.82%) XML
5 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) NHS
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.82%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Unix
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) AIX
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) User Stories
3 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Decision-Making
4 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 6 (13.64%) Epics
5 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.36%) Coaching
6 5 (11.36%) Project Management
6 5 (11.36%) Scrum
7 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (9.09%) Due Diligence
7 4 (9.09%) MVC
7 4 (9.09%) Open Source
7 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
7 4 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.82%) Health Informatics
8 3 (6.82%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) Java
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) Java 8
4 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.55%) Scala
4 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
2 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) CCIE
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.55%) JNCIE
4 1 (2.27%) CCIE Security
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
3 4 (9.09%) CA
3 4 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco
4 2 (4.55%) Cognizant
4 2 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (2.27%) Avaya
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) Nortel
5 1 (2.27%) Xamarin