The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 April 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.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 52 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 6 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.89% 2.76% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 8.91% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Median daily rate £475 £350 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -29.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.52% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -1.54% -1.02%  

DV Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 237 202 300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 35.27% 30.93% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 124 160
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £310 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 15
Median hourly rate £20.00 £42.90 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.37% +211.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £16.00 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £55.20 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in Wales

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in Wales

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in Wales

DV Cleared
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 DV Cleared within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Wales - 4 £475 -
South Wales -5 2 £450 +28.57% 1
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared 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 DV Cleared.

1 12 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) JUnit
5 2 (16.67%) Spring
6 1 (8.33%) Terraform
6 1 (8.33%) Dropwizard
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Ansible
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) Selenium
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) JBehave
6 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
6 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (8.33%) CSS

DV Cleared
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 (8.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) JBehave
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 4 (33.33%) Applications Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Project Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Dropwizard
2 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat