Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 162 258 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.53% 18.12% 13.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.43% 57.59% 49.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 175 150
Wales median daily rate £413 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £142 £319 £321
90th Percentile £580 £618 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 5
Wales median hourly rate £41.78 £58.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.97% +78.46% +102.11%
10th Percentile £23.75 £30.64 £17.35
90th Percentile £58.75 £82.25 £55.72
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -39.71% -2.86% +84.21%

SC 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 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 373 448 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.16% 31.46% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 300 299
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £141 £221 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 16
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% +177.11% +23.29%
10th Percentile £14.99 £14.45 £10.09
90th Percentile £58.75 £78.00 £43.39
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Wales

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Wales

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Wales

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Wales

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Wales

SC 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 SC Cleared within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 November 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 -3 110 £375 -10.71% 6
West Wales -2 34 £500 -6.98% 1
Mid Wales +4 3 £111 -
North Wales - 2 - -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 162 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (27.16%) SQL
4 42 (25.93%) Web Services
5 38 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (22.22%) Linux
7 31 (19.14%) Java
8 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 30 (18.52%) Ansible
9 28 (17.28%) Windows
10 27 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 27 (16.67%) Terraform
11 24 (14.81%) DevOps
12 23 (14.20%) SQL Server
13 19 (11.73%) Open Source
14 16 (9.88%) Windows Server
14 16 (9.88%) Project Management
15 15 (9.26%) Microsoft Project
15 15 (9.26%) Migration
15 15 (9.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 15 (9.26%) Test Automation
16 14 (8.64%) Dropwizard
16 14 (8.64%) VLAN
16 14 (8.64%) PRINCE2
16 14 (8.64%) HTML
16 14 (8.64%) Oracle
16 14 (8.64%) Python
17 13 (8.02%) Cisco
17 13 (8.02%) JavaScript
17 13 (8.02%) ITIL

SC 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 8 (4.94%) IIS
1 8 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.47%) Mule
3 4 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.47%) WildFly
4 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.85%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.85%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.62%) Apache
6 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (9.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 45 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (7.41%) PaaS
3 12 (7.41%) Serverless
4 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.47%) IaaS
6 2 (1.23%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.64%) VLAN
2 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (4.32%) DHCP
3 7 (4.32%) Firewall
3 7 (4.32%) VSAN
4 6 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (3.09%) DNS
5 5 (3.09%) SAN
6 4 (2.47%) MPLS
6 4 (2.47%) OSPF
7 3 (1.85%) BGP
7 3 (1.85%) IPsec
7 3 (1.85%) Junos
7 3 (1.85%) Skype
7 3 (1.85%) VPN
8 1 (0.62%) DMZ
8 1 (0.62%) FCoE
8 1 (0.62%) LAN
8 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.32%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.23%) MySQL
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.23%) Power BI
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.23%) SSDT
9 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (8.02%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.94%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.23%) JBehave
6 2 (1.23%) JUnit
6 2 (1.23%) Selenium
7 1 (0.62%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.62%) MSI
General
1 11 (6.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.09%) Finance
2 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.85%) Back Office
3 3 (1.85%) Electronics
3 3 (1.85%) Marketing
3 3 (1.85%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 26 (16.05%) Developer
2 20 (12.35%) Java Developer
3 18 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 16 (9.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (9.26%) Architect
5 15 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (8.64%) AWS Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) Network Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) Analyst
9 11 (6.79%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) AWS DevOps
10 8 (4.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) DBA
11 7 (4.32%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 6 (3.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (3.70%) Project Planner
12 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (25.93%) Web Services
2 14 (8.64%) Dropwizard
2 14 (8.64%) HTML
3 13 (8.02%) CSS
4 12 (7.41%) RESTful
5 11 (6.79%) Node.js
6 9 (5.56%) .NET
7 7 (4.32%) REST
8 4 (2.47%) Middleware
8 4 (2.47%) SOAP
8 4 (2.47%) XML
9 3 (1.85%) JSON
10 2 (1.23%) EDI
10 2 (1.23%) LAMP
11 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.62%) Apache Axis
11 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.62%) Kafka
11 1 (0.62%) Play Framework
11 1 (0.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.70%) Handset
2 6 (3.70%) PMI
3 4 (2.47%) CESG
4 3 (1.85%) CLARiiON
4 3 (1.85%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.23%) Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.62%) iPhone
6 1 (0.62%) Replication
6 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.22%) Linux
2 28 (17.28%) Windows
3 16 (9.88%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 8 (4.94%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.09%) Unix
7 4 (2.47%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.85%) CentOS
8 3 (1.85%) Debian
9 1 (0.62%) Android
9 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.81%) DevOps
3 19 (11.73%) Open Source
4 16 (9.88%) Project Management
5 15 (9.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 15 (9.26%) Migration
5 15 (9.26%) Test Automation
6 14 (8.64%) PRINCE2
7 13 (8.02%) ITIL
8 11 (6.79%) CQRS
8 11 (6.79%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.17%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (5.56%) Defect Management
10 9 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (5.56%) Software Delivery
10 9 (5.56%) Software Testing
10 9 (5.56%) Test Management
10 9 (5.56%) Test Scripting
11 8 (4.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.16%) SQL
2 31 (19.14%) Java
3 14 (8.64%) Python
4 13 (8.02%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.70%) C
6 4 (2.47%) Scala
7 3 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.23%) C#
8 2 (1.23%) C++
8 2 (1.23%) Perl
8 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.23%) Ruby
9 1 (0.62%) PHP
9 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 162 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 12 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.56%) ISEB
4 8 (4.94%) CCNA
4 8 (4.94%) CCNP
4 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.32%) CISSP
5 7 (4.32%) MCSE
6 6 (3.70%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.09%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (3.09%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (3.09%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.85%) CCDA
8 3 (1.85%) CISMP
8 3 (1.85%) Degree
8 3 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.85%) HNC
9 2 (1.23%) MCSA
9 2 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.32%) SLA
3 4 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.85%) GDPR
4 3 (1.85%) PSD2
5 2 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 12 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.94%) vSphere
3 7 (4.32%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.23%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.23%) iptables
4 2 (1.23%) NFS
4 2 (1.23%) Postfix
4 2 (1.23%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (18.52%) Ansible
2 27 (16.67%) Terraform
3 10 (6.17%) SCCM
4 9 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (4.32%) Puppet
5 7 (4.32%) SCOM
6 5 (3.09%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.09%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.85%) QRadar
8 3 (1.85%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.85%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (1.85%) WSUS
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.64%) Oracle
3 13 (8.02%) Cisco
3 13 (8.02%) VMware
4 9 (5.56%) HP
4 9 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.32%) Juniper
5 7 (4.32%) McAfee
5 7 (4.32%) SAP
6 5 (3.09%) Symantec
7 4 (2.47%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.47%) F5
8 3 (1.85%) AlienVault
8 3 (1.85%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.85%) BMC
8 3 (1.85%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.85%) EMC
8 3 (1.85%) LogLogic
8 3 (1.85%) LogRhythm
8 3 (1.85%) Splunk