Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 205 146 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.05% 12.20% 16.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.35% 41.13% 57.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 90 109
Wales median daily rate £425 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +7.81% -1.84%
10th Percentile £303 £261 £313
90th Percentile £575 £538 £581
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 8
Wales median hourly rate £25.59 £38.75 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.97% -14.36% +180.01%
10th Percentile £14.05 £16.34 £31.95
90th Percentile £37.12 £58.75 £81.35
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £34.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% -8.11% +13.85%

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 424 355 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 29.06% 29.66% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 249 203
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £263 £175 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 11
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £35.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.09% -25.53% +235.71%
10th Percentile £10.84 £15.36 £17.63
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £80.00
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.53% +8.18% +22.22%

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 20 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Wales over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 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 +3 176 £413 +1.85% 21
West Wales -1 17 £505 +6.32% 4
North Wales -1 3 £133 - 3
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 205 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (27.80%) Microsoft
3 44 (21.46%) Cisco
4 43 (20.98%) Firewall
5 37 (18.05%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (17.07%) SQL
7 34 (16.59%) Linux
8 33 (16.10%) C
8 33 (16.10%) PKI
8 33 (16.10%) Git (software)
9 30 (14.63%) SQL Server
9 30 (14.63%) Windows
9 30 (14.63%) MS Exchange
9 30 (14.63%) Self-Motivation
10 29 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (13.17%) Requirements Management
11 27 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (12.68%) Software Engineering
12 26 (12.68%) Python
13 24 (11.71%) VoIP
13 24 (11.71%) Java
13 24 (11.71%) Active Directory
13 24 (11.71%) Jenkins
14 23 (11.22%) Migration
15 21 (10.24%) CCNP
15 21 (10.24%) ITIL
15 21 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
16 20 (9.76%) Windows Server
16 20 (9.76%) Juniper
16 20 (9.76%) JIRA

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 30 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.32%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.37%) Confluence
4 9 (4.39%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.90%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.41%) IBM Notes
6 7 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.46%) IIS
9 3 (1.46%) nginx
9 3 (1.46%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.98%) Mule
10 2 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.98%) GitHub
3 2 (0.98%) IaaS
3 2 (0.98%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (20.98%) Firewall
2 24 (11.71%) VoIP
3 18 (8.78%) TCP/IP
4 16 (7.80%) Network Security
5 15 (7.32%) Telepresence
6 14 (6.83%) Skype
6 14 (6.83%) Unified Communications
7 13 (6.34%) IP Telephony
8 11 (5.37%) Junos
8 11 (5.37%) LAN
8 11 (5.37%) WAN
9 10 (4.88%) SNMP
10 9 (4.39%) VPN
11 7 (3.41%) SAN
12 6 (2.93%) DMZ
13 5 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (2.44%) H.323
13 5 (2.44%) Wireless
14 4 (1.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.95%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.46%) Ingres
4 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.49%) Big Data
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) HBase
6 1 (0.49%) Impala
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 33 (16.10%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.71%) Jenkins
3 20 (9.76%) JIRA
4 19 (9.27%) Artifactory
5 15 (7.32%) Maven
6 9 (4.39%) ClearCase
6 9 (4.39%) ClearQuest
6 9 (4.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (3.41%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.41%) GCC
7 7 (3.41%) JUnit
8 6 (2.93%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.46%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.46%) Selenium
9 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.98%) CA Gen
10 2 (0.98%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.98%) GitLab
10 2 (0.98%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (2.93%) Electronics
2 5 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.98%) Finance
3 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.98%) Marketing
3 2 (0.98%) Publishing
4 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (15.12%) Developer
2 23 (11.22%) Architect
3 22 (10.73%) Network Engineer
3 22 (10.73%) Software Engineer
4 15 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (6.34%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.37%) IP Engineer
6 11 (5.37%) IP Telephony Engineer
6 11 (5.37%) Telephony Engineer
6 11 (5.37%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 10 (4.88%) Design Engineer
7 10 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (4.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 10 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 9 (4.39%) Analyst
8 9 (4.39%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 9 (4.39%) Security Architect
9 8 (3.90%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Floorwalker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.83%) AngularJS
2 10 (4.88%) SOAP
2 10 (4.88%) Spring
3 9 (4.39%) Hibernate
3 9 (4.39%) JSF
3 9 (4.39%) Node.js
4 8 (3.90%) J2EE
5 7 (3.41%) JMS
5 7 (3.41%) Spring Boot
6 5 (2.44%) .NET
6 5 (2.44%) Apache Axis
6 5 (2.44%) React
7 4 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (1.95%) HTML
7 4 (1.95%) REST
7 4 (1.95%) Web Services
8 3 (1.46%) POSIX
9 2 (0.98%) CSS
9 2 (0.98%) VCL
9 2 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.10%) PKI
2 30 (14.63%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (6.83%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (6.83%) Video\Live Streaming
4 10 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.39%) CESG
6 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.90%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.41%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.41%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.93%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.46%) User Experience
10 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.49%) PMI
11 1 (0.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.59%) Linux
2 30 (14.63%) Windows
3 20 (9.76%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.29%) Unix
5 13 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.93%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.95%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
2 27 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (13.17%) Requirements Management
3 26 (12.68%) Software Engineering
4 23 (11.22%) Migration
5 21 (10.24%) ITIL
6 17 (8.29%) Configuration Management
6 17 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 16 (7.80%) Network Design
8 13 (6.34%) Test Automation
8 13 (6.34%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 12 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (5.85%) Project Management
10 11 (5.37%) Defect Management
10 11 (5.37%) Server Management
11 10 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.88%) Test Management
12 9 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.39%) DevOps
13 8 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.07%) SQL
2 33 (16.10%) C
3 26 (12.68%) Python
4 24 (11.71%) Java
5 14 (6.83%) PowerShell
6 13 (6.34%) Perl
7 10 (4.88%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.39%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.41%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.41%) C#
9 7 (3.41%) Groovy
9 7 (3.41%) Java 8
9 7 (3.41%) Scala
10 6 (2.93%) VB
10 6 (2.93%) VBScript
11 5 (2.44%) Ruby
12 4 (1.95%) C++
13 3 (1.46%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.98%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 205 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (18.05%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (10.24%) CCNP
4 12 (5.85%) CCNA
4 12 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.37%) Degree
6 9 (4.39%) MCSE
7 6 (2.93%) HNC
7 6 (2.93%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.95%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.95%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.46%) CLAS
10 3 (1.46%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.46%) HND
10 3 (1.46%) MCSA
11 2 (0.98%) CCIE
11 2 (0.98%) JNCIE
11 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.88%) Docker
3 10 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.93%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (2.93%) vSphere
5 3 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.49%) etcd
6 1 (0.49%) flannel
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (6.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.88%) HP ALM
2 10 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.90%) Ansible
4 8 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (3.90%) Puppet
5 7 (3.41%) SCCM
5 7 (3.41%) Terraform
6 6 (2.93%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.93%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.93%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (1.46%) Rundeck
7 3 (1.46%) SCOM
7 3 (1.46%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.46%) WSUS
8 2 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.98%) Nagios
Vendors
1 57 (27.80%) Microsoft
2 44 (21.46%) Cisco
3 20 (9.76%) Juniper
4 15 (7.32%) Polycom
5 13 (6.34%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.85%) IBM
7 11 (5.37%) Atlassian
7 11 (5.37%) VMware
8 10 (4.88%) HP
8 10 (4.88%) McAfee
9 9 (4.39%) Sonatype
10 7 (3.41%) Lotus
10 7 (3.41%) Nintex
10 7 (3.41%) Oracle
11 6 (2.93%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.93%) Symantec
12 4 (1.95%) BT
12 4 (1.95%) EMC
12 4 (1.95%) Remedy
12 4 (1.95%) Splunk