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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 15 4
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 148 92 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.76% 14.07% 22.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.05% 44.66% 60.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 44 74
Median daily rate £463 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £8.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +437.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £33.84
% change year-on-year -9.88% +27.06%  

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 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 279 206 273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 39.13% 31.50% 37.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 132 133
Median daily rate £425 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £205 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.02% +210.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £16.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £60.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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
South Wales +14 84 £438 +13.63% 9
West Wales - 48 £500 -
North Wales +7 3 - -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 95 (31.88%) Linux
3 88 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (29.53%) Amazon AWS
4 84 (28.19%) Ansible
5 75 (25.17%) Java
6 71 (23.83%) Web Services
7 56 (18.79%) Terraform
8 51 (17.11%) Jenkins
9 49 (16.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 43 (14.43%) Software Engineering
11 38 (12.75%) Windows
12 35 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (11.07%) C
13 33 (11.07%) Cisco
13 33 (11.07%) DevOps
14 31 (10.40%) Software Delivery
14 31 (10.40%) Configuration Management
15 30 (10.07%) JavaScript
15 30 (10.07%) SQL
15 30 (10.07%) Mentoring
16 29 (9.73%) REST
17 26 (8.72%) SLA
17 26 (8.72%) Scrum
18 25 (8.39%) Unix
18 25 (8.39%) Relational Database
18 25 (8.39%) Open Source
19 24 (8.05%) Domain-Driven Design
19 24 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (8.05%) WebLogic

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 24 (8.05%) WebLogic
2 7 (2.35%) Apache
3 6 (2.01%) Confluence
4 4 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (1.34%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.34%) MS Office
2 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (4.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.68%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.34%) assyst
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 88 (29.53%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (16.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.72%) Firewall
2 17 (5.70%) WAN
3 14 (4.70%) LAN
4 13 (4.36%) SNMP
4 13 (4.36%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.36%) VoIP
5 9 (3.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (2.35%) SSL
7 4 (1.34%) SAN
8 3 (1.01%) BGP
8 3 (1.01%) EIGRP
8 3 (1.01%) IPsec
9 2 (0.67%) DHCP
9 2 (0.67%) DNS
9 2 (0.67%) Internet
9 2 (0.67%) IPv4
9 2 (0.67%) L2TP
9 2 (0.67%) MPLS
9 2 (0.67%) OSPF
9 2 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.39%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.35%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.34%) Event Store
5 4 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.01%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.67%) MySQL
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.67%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.34%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (17.11%) Jenkins
2 18 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.04%) Selenium
3 17 (5.70%) Cucumber
3 17 (5.70%) JUnit
4 16 (5.37%) JBehave
5 10 (3.36%) Eclipse
5 10 (3.36%) GCC
5 10 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (2.68%) Maven
7 7 (2.35%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.01%) Ant
8 6 (2.01%) ClearQuest
8 6 (2.01%) JIRA
9 5 (1.68%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.67%) CA Gen
11 2 (0.67%) Grunt
11 2 (0.67%) gulp
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (7.72%) Finance
1 23 (7.72%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.71%) Marketing
3 14 (4.70%) Electronics
3 14 (4.70%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.68%) Legal
5 5 (1.68%) Military
6 3 (1.01%) Avionics
6 3 (1.01%) Retail
7 2 (0.67%) Advertising
7 2 (0.67%) Back Office
7 2 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (21.14%) Developer
2 41 (13.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 40 (13.42%) Java Developer
4 35 (11.74%) Software Engineer
5 34 (11.41%) Network Engineer
6 23 (7.72%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (7.38%) AWS Engineer
8 21 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (7.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 20 (6.71%) Cloud Developer
9 20 (6.71%) Java Engineer
10 18 (6.04%) C Software Engineer
10 18 (6.04%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 17 (5.70%) Architect
12 16 (5.37%) Support Engineer
13 15 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (4.70%) Applications Developer
14 14 (4.70%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
15 13 (4.36%) AWS Developer
15 13 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (23.83%) Web Services
2 29 (9.73%) REST
3 22 (7.38%) CSS
3 22 (7.38%) HTML
4 16 (5.37%) JSON
4 16 (5.37%) XML
5 15 (5.03%) Dropwizard
6 7 (2.35%) Spring
7 4 (1.34%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.01%) .NET
8 3 (1.01%) Ajax
8 3 (1.01%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.01%) MCollective
8 3 (1.01%) RESTful
9 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.67%) HTML5
9 2 (0.67%) jQuery
9 2 (0.67%) Sass
9 2 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
2 5 (1.68%) Data Centre
2 5 (1.68%) Management Information System
2 5 (1.68%) PMI
3 3 (1.01%) Algorithms
3 3 (1.01%) CESG
3 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
3 3 (1.01%) User Experience
4 2 (0.67%) Clustering
4 2 (0.67%) EMC VNX
4 2 (0.67%) PKI
4 2 (0.67%) W3C
5 1 (0.34%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.34%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.34%) CMDB
5 1 (0.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.34%) LPAR
5 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.34%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 95 (31.88%) Linux
2 38 (12.75%) Windows
3 25 (8.39%) Unix
4 19 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.02%) Debian
6 7 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.34%) AIX
9 4 (1.34%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.34%) HPUX
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Solaris
11 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (14.43%) Software Engineering
3 35 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (11.07%) DevOps
5 31 (10.40%) Configuration Management
5 31 (10.40%) Software Delivery
6 30 (10.07%) Mentoring
7 26 (8.72%) Scrum
8 25 (8.39%) Open Source
9 24 (8.05%) Domain-Driven Design
10 19 (6.38%) Problem Management
11 17 (5.70%) ITIL
11 17 (5.70%) UML
12 16 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (5.03%) Customer Requirements
14 14 (4.70%) Automated Testing
14 14 (4.70%) Digital Marketing
14 14 (4.70%) Programme Management
15 13 (4.36%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (25.17%) Java
2 33 (11.07%) C
3 30 (10.07%) JavaScript
3 30 (10.07%) SQL
4 7 (2.35%) C++
4 7 (2.35%) Perl
4 7 (2.35%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.01%) C#
6 4 (1.34%) Embedded C
6 4 (1.34%) Embedded C++
6 4 (1.34%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.34%) Python
7 2 (0.67%) ABAP
7 2 (0.67%) Tcl
7 2 (0.67%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.34%) Groovy
8 1 (0.34%) Lisp
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (5.37%) CCNP
4 13 (4.36%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.68%) CCNA
6 7 (2.35%) CISSP
7 6 (2.01%) CEH
8 5 (1.68%) MCITP
8 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.68%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.68%) PMP
9 3 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.01%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.01%) MCSE
10 2 (0.67%) CCIE
10 2 (0.67%) HNC
10 2 (0.67%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.34%) CLAS
11 1 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.72%) SLA
2 15 (5.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (4.70%) QA
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.68%) ProxySG
2 5 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.68%) Docker
3 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.34%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 84 (28.19%) Ansible
2 56 (18.79%) Terraform
3 19 (6.38%) Puppet
4 8 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.34%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.01%) Nessus
6 3 (1.01%) Packer
6 3 (1.01%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.01%) SCCM
6 3 (1.01%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (1.01%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.67%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.34%) Consul
8 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (11.07%) Cisco
2 21 (7.05%) Red Hat
3 20 (6.71%) SAP
4 15 (5.03%) Intel Security
5 14 (4.70%) Oracle
6 13 (4.36%) Blue Coat
6 13 (4.36%) Microsoft
7 12 (4.03%) Fortinet
8 10 (3.36%) Sonatype
9 9 (3.02%) Juniper
10 8 (2.68%) F5
11 7 (2.35%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.35%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.35%) VMware
12 6 (2.01%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.01%) IBM
13 4 (1.34%) Avaya
13 4 (1.34%) CA
14 3 (1.01%) BMC
14 3 (1.01%) Hitachi
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