Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 82 73
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 36 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.59% 1.62% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 5.65% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 18
Wales median daily rate £550 £503 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.45% +24.84% +0.63%
10th Percentile £358 £366 £301
90th Percentile £745 £638 £529
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £28.49 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.81% -18.61% +25.00%

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 360 425 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 25.88% 28.77% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 269 245
Wales median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £220 £295 £175
90th Percentile £613 £577 £538
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 26
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £18.87 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.35% -51.30% -17.55%
10th Percentile £17.09 £11.50 £15.97
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.00 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £23.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +54.35% -22.69% +8.18%

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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019. 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 +10 21 £550 +12.82%
West Wales -5 14 £588 +16.92%
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 21 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) DBS Check
3 14 (38.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
4 12 (33.33%) SAP
5 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.78%) Ariba
6 10 (27.78%) Concur
6 10 (27.78%) SaaS
6 10 (27.78%) SuccessFactors
6 10 (27.78%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (27.78%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (22.22%) Architectural Design
7 8 (22.22%) Public Sector
7 8 (22.22%) SQL
7 8 (22.22%) ERP
7 8 (22.22%) Finance
7 8 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
8 7 (19.44%) QA
8 7 (19.44%) Kubernetes
9 6 (16.67%) Docker
9 6 (16.67%) AWS
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.89%) Java
10 5 (13.89%) Migration
10 5 (13.89%) Azure
11 4 (11.11%) Cash Management
11 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (11.11%) Spinnaker
11 4 (11.11%) Serverless

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 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.56%) Mule
2 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) FileZilla
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (27.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (8.33%) SAP CO
2 3 (8.33%) SAP FI
2 3 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (5.56%) SAP CCM
3 2 (5.56%) SAP SD
3 2 (5.56%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) SaaS
1 10 (27.78%) SuccessFactors
2 6 (16.67%) AWS
3 5 (13.89%) Azure
4 4 (11.11%) Serverless
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.78%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Spinnaker
2 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) Artifactory
3 2 (5.56%) ClearQuest
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Maven
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.78%) CA Gen
4 1 (2.78%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
4 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
1 8 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 4 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Technical Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Research Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Environment Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Java Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) SAP Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (8.33%) Spring Boot
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) COM
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) OAuth
2 2 (5.56%) OAuth2
2 2 (5.56%) REST
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (2.78%) SAPUI5
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.56%) HACMP
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) AIX
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) HPUX
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Architectural Design
2 8 (22.22%) ERP
2 8 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 4 (11.11%) Cash Management
4 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (11.11%) Service Management
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) Benchmarking
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Cryptography
5 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.56%) SDLC
6 2 (5.56%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) Ruby
4 3 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) Formula Language
6 1 (2.78%) Korn
6 1 (2.78%) LotusScript
6 1 (2.78%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) DBS Check
3 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (5.56%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (19.44%) QA
3 2 (5.56%) SLA
4 1 (2.78%) GDPR
4 1 (2.78%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (2.78%) Grafana
2 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) SAP
2 10 (27.78%) Ariba
2 10 (27.78%) Concur
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) IBM
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.78%) Apple
6 1 (2.78%) CA
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.78%) Lotus
6 1 (2.78%) McAfee
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat