Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Wales
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 223 187 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.80% 15.20% 18.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.37% 46.75% 57.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 123 178
Wales median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +10.43%
10th Percentile £274 £135 £319
90th Percentile £588 £575 £607
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £422
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.02% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 7
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.50% -27.27% +17.02%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.44 £34.50
% change year-on-year +71.21% -40.75% -4.17%

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 461 400 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.46% 32.52% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 256 307
Wales median daily rate £438 £384 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.01% -6.97% +12.55%
10th Percentile £266 £138 £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 11 20 14
Wales median hourly rate £21.18 £35.00 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.49% -37.78% +167.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.45 £14.62
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.67 £77.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.15% -1.19% +4.00%

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 12 December 2018.

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
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 12 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 -1 192 £450 +20.00% 40
West Wales -6 17 £500 -
North Wales +6 6 £363 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared 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 SC Cleared.

1 223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (17.94%) SQL
4 35 (15.70%) Java
4 35 (15.70%) Software Engineering
5 34 (15.25%) Linux
5 34 (15.25%) Microsoft
6 32 (14.35%) Windows
7 26 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (11.66%) C
7 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
8 23 (10.31%) ITIL
8 23 (10.31%) Cisco
8 23 (10.31%) Git (software)
9 22 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (9.87%) Firewall
9 22 (9.87%) Degree
9 22 (9.87%) Customer Requirements
10 21 (9.42%) Active Directory
11 20 (8.97%) Python
11 20 (8.97%) PKI
12 19 (8.52%) SOAP
12 19 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (8.52%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (8.07%) Jenkins
14 17 (7.62%) Windows Server
14 17 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (7.62%) UML
14 17 (7.62%) Spring

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 16 (7.17%) Confluence
1 16 (7.17%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.69%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.24%) IIS
5 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.35%) OpenROAD
8 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.45%) Mule
9 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.90%) GitHub
3 2 (0.90%) Office 365
4 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) npm
4 1 (0.45%) NuGet
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.87%) Firewall
2 12 (5.38%) VoIP
3 11 (4.93%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.48%) Network Security
5 9 (4.04%) DMZ
5 9 (4.04%) SNMP
6 6 (2.69%) Skype
6 6 (2.69%) VPN
7 4 (1.79%) OpenVPN
7 4 (1.79%) Telepresence
7 4 (1.79%) VLAN
7 4 (1.79%) VSAN
8 3 (1.35%) Extranet
8 3 (1.35%) Intranet
8 3 (1.35%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.35%) LAN
8 3 (1.35%) SAN
8 3 (1.35%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.35%) WAN
9 2 (0.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.24%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.35%) Event Store
5 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.35%) Ingres
6 2 (0.90%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) GIS
7 1 (0.45%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.07%) Jenkins
3 16 (7.17%) JIRA
4 14 (6.28%) Maven
5 10 (4.48%) Artifactory
5 10 (4.48%) JUnit
6 8 (3.59%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.24%) Axure RP
7 5 (2.24%) Fiddler
8 4 (1.79%) GCC
8 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.35%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.35%) Spinnaker
10 2 (0.90%) CA Gen
10 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.90%) WebLogic Workshop
11 1 (0.45%) Subversion
11 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (3.59%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.14%) Finance
3 5 (2.24%) Electronics
3 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.35%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.35%) Front Office
4 3 (1.35%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Military
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (20.63%) Developer
2 27 (12.11%) Architect
2 27 (12.11%) Java Developer
2 27 (12.11%) Software Engineer
3 16 (7.17%) Network Engineer
4 13 (5.83%) Analyst
4 13 (5.83%) Embedded Engineer
4 13 (5.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (5.83%) Programme Manager
4 13 (5.83%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 12 (5.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 11 (4.93%) Security Architect
7 9 (4.04%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.04%) Technical Architect
8 8 (3.59%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (3.14%) Consultant
9 7 (3.14%) Designer
9 7 (3.14%) Test Manager
10 6 (2.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.52%) SOAP
2 17 (7.62%) Spring
3 16 (7.17%) .NET
3 16 (7.17%) Hibernate
4 12 (5.38%) J2EE
4 12 (5.38%) REST
4 12 (5.38%) Web Services
5 11 (4.93%) AngularJS
5 11 (4.93%) JSF
6 10 (4.48%) HTML
6 10 (4.48%) Spring Boot
7 9 (4.04%) JMS
7 9 (4.04%) Node.js
8 8 (3.59%) CSS
9 7 (3.14%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.14%) EJB
9 7 (3.14%) XML
10 6 (2.69%) Dropwizard
10 6 (2.69%) jQuery
11 5 (2.24%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.97%) PKI
2 19 (8.52%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.48%) CESG
6 8 (3.59%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.69%) User Experience
8 4 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.35%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.35%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.90%) VHDL
11 1 (0.45%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.25%) Linux
2 32 (14.35%) Windows
3 17 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (7.62%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.69%) Unix
6 5 (2.24%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (15.70%) Software Engineering
3 26 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (10.31%) ITIL
5 22 (9.87%) Customer Requirements
6 18 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (7.62%) UML
8 16 (7.17%) Requirements Management
9 15 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (6.73%) Decision-Making
9 15 (6.73%) Scrum
10 14 (6.28%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.28%) User Stories
11 13 (5.83%) Configuration Management
11 13 (5.83%) ITIL V3
11 13 (5.83%) Project Management
12 12 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (5.38%) OO
12 12 (5.38%) OOA/OOD
12 12 (5.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.94%) SQL
2 35 (15.70%) Java
3 26 (11.66%) C
4 20 (8.97%) Python
5 16 (7.17%) JavaScript
6 14 (6.28%) C#
7 13 (5.83%) Java 8
8 10 (4.48%) C++
9 9 (4.04%) Groovy
10 8 (3.59%) Embedded C
10 8 (3.59%) Scala
11 6 (2.69%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.69%) Embedded C++
12 5 (2.24%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.79%) Perl
13 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.79%) Ruby
14 2 (0.90%) VB
14 2 (0.90%) VBScript
15 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (9.87%) Degree
3 16 (7.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (6.28%) CCNA
5 11 (4.93%) CESG Certified Professional
6 10 (4.48%) CCNP
6 10 (4.48%) HNC
7 8 (3.59%) HND
8 7 (3.14%) MCSE
8 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.69%) ISTQB
10 5 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.79%) CISSP
11 4 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (1.79%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.35%) CEH
12 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.35%) PMP
13 2 (0.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) QA
2 6 (2.69%) PMO
3 5 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.59%) Docker
3 5 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.79%) vSphere
5 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.48%) SCCM
3 8 (3.59%) Ansible
3 8 (3.59%) HP ALM
3 8 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (3.14%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.79%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.79%) Puppet
5 4 (1.79%) SCOM
5 4 (1.79%) Terraform
5 4 (1.79%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.79%) WSUS
6 3 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.90%) Kibana
7 2 (0.90%) logstash
7 2 (0.90%) Nagios
8 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 34 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.31%) Cisco
3 10 (4.48%) HP
3 10 (4.48%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.14%) Juniper
4 7 (3.14%) Oracle
5 6 (2.69%) IBM
6 5 (2.24%) McAfee
6 5 (2.24%) VMware
7 4 (1.79%) Polycom
7 4 (1.79%) Symantec
8 3 (1.35%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.35%) SAP
8 3 (1.35%) Splunk
9 2 (0.90%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.90%) BT
9 2 (0.90%) CA
9 2 (0.90%) Dell
9 2 (0.90%) New Relic
9 2 (0.90%) Nintex