Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 -10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 228 308 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.93% 20.64% 12.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.80% 55.30% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 232 109
Wales median daily rate £410 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £325 £313
90th Percentile £594 £586 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
Wales median hourly rate £38.53 £20.00 £52.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.65% -61.56% +223.54%
10th Percentile £12.48 £14.52 £38.20
90th Percentile £56.40 £58.80 £60.03
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -50.79% -5.00% +110.53%

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 477 557 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.33% 37.33% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 417 269
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £190
90th Percentile £575 £563 £475
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 13
Wales median hourly rate £26.91 £20.50 £47.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.27% -56.65% +195.56%
10th Percentile £10.95 £13.00 £14.40
90th Percentile £50.67 £61.25 £54.04
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -3 183 £400 -5.88% 13
West Wales -8 30 £550 +12.82%
Mid Wales - 2 £111 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (19.74%) Microsoft
4 41 (17.98%) SQL
4 41 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (17.11%) Web Services
5 39 (17.11%) Windows
6 36 (15.79%) Linux
7 35 (15.35%) Ansible
8 32 (14.04%) SQL Server
9 30 (13.16%) Cisco
10 29 (12.72%) Java
11 26 (11.40%) HP
11 26 (11.40%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (11.40%) DevOps
12 25 (10.96%) Defect Management
12 25 (10.96%) HP Quality Center
12 25 (10.96%) Test Management
12 25 (10.96%) HP ALM
13 24 (10.53%) Windows Server
13 24 (10.53%) ITIL
14 22 (9.65%) Terraform
14 22 (9.65%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (9.21%) REST
15 21 (9.21%) Active Directory
16 20 (8.77%) JavaScript
16 20 (8.77%) TCP/IP
16 20 (8.77%) VLAN
16 20 (8.77%) Jenkins
17 19 (8.33%) Firewall

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 19 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.70%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.39%) IIS
4 7 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.63%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.75%) Apache
6 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.75%) Mule
6 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.75%) WildFly
7 3 (1.32%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.32%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.88%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.44%) CMS
9 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (3.95%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.88%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.63%) Google Analytics
4 6 (2.63%) Office 365
4 6 (2.63%) PaaS
4 6 (2.63%) Serverless
5 4 (1.75%) IaaS
6 3 (1.32%) GitHub
7 1 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.77%) TCP/IP
1 20 (8.77%) VLAN
2 19 (8.33%) Firewall
3 14 (6.14%) DHCP
4 10 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (3.95%) SAN
6 8 (3.51%) VSAN
7 7 (3.07%) DNS
8 6 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (2.63%) MPLS
8 6 (2.63%) VPN
8 6 (2.63%) WAN
9 5 (2.19%) LAN
9 5 (2.19%) Wireless
10 4 (1.75%) OSPF
11 3 (1.32%) BGP
11 3 (1.32%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (1.32%) IPsec
11 3 (1.32%) Junos
11 3 (1.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.46%) MongoDB
2 17 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (5.70%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.82%) Event Store
6 7 (3.07%) MySQL
7 6 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.44%) Clusterpoint
12 1 (0.44%) Impala
Development Applications
1 20 (8.77%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.32%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.32%) GitLab
6 2 (0.88%) MSI
7 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.44%) JIRA
7 1 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 8 (3.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.32%) Romanian Language
3 2 (0.88%) Back Office
3 2 (0.88%) Finance
4 1 (0.44%) Electronics
4 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (11.40%) Developer
2 23 (10.09%) Network Engineer
3 17 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (7.46%) Test Manager
4 16 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 15 (6.58%) Architect
5 15 (6.58%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.70%) AWS Engineer
7 13 (5.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (5.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 12 (5.26%) DBA
9 11 (4.82%) Analyst
9 11 (4.82%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.95%) Consultant
10 9 (3.95%) SQL DBA
11 8 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.07%) AWS DevOps
12 7 (3.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.11%) Web Services
2 21 (9.21%) REST
3 17 (7.46%) Dropwizard
4 14 (6.14%) Play Framework
5 8 (3.51%) .NET
5 8 (3.51%) CSS
5 8 (3.51%) HTML
6 7 (3.07%) LAMP
6 7 (3.07%) Node.js
7 6 (2.63%) RESTful
8 4 (1.75%) SOAP
9 3 (1.32%) PySpark
9 3 (1.32%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.88%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.88%) Aurelia
10 2 (0.88%) HTML5
10 2 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.39%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.19%) Clustering
4 5 (2.19%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (1.75%) CESG
5 4 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (1.75%) User Experience
6 3 (1.32%) Digital Wallet
6 3 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.32%) PMI
7 2 (0.88%) Handset
7 2 (0.88%) iPhone
7 2 (0.88%) Replication
7 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.44%) CMDB
8 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.44%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.11%) Windows
2 36 (15.79%) Linux
3 24 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.02%) Windows 10
5 15 (6.58%) Windows 7
6 12 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (5.26%) Unix
7 10 (4.39%) CentOS
8 5 (2.19%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.32%) Android
10 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.32%) Debian
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.44%) AIX
12 1 (0.44%) HPUX
12 1 (0.44%) Solaris
12 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (11.40%) DevOps
3 25 (10.96%) Defect Management
3 25 (10.96%) Test Management
4 24 (10.53%) ITIL
5 17 (7.46%) Open Source
5 17 (7.46%) Test Automation
6 16 (7.02%) Requirements Management
7 15 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (6.58%) CQRS
8 13 (5.70%) Collaborative Working
8 13 (5.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 13 (5.70%) Migration
8 13 (5.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (5.26%) Software Engineering
10 11 (4.82%) Domain-Driven Design
11 10 (4.39%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.39%) Service Design
11 10 (4.39%) Software Testing
11 10 (4.39%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 41 (17.98%) SQL
2 29 (12.72%) Java
3 20 (8.77%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.33%) Python
5 15 (6.58%) C
6 9 (3.95%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.95%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.07%) Perl
7 7 (3.07%) Ruby
8 5 (2.19%) Scala
9 4 (1.75%) PHP
9 4 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.32%) ABAP
11 2 (0.88%) C#
11 2 (0.88%) C++
11 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.44%) Go
12 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 228 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.40%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (6.58%) CCNA
4 15 (6.58%) CCNP
5 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.95%) ISEB
6 9 (3.95%) MCSE
7 7 (3.07%) JNCIA
8 5 (2.19%) CISSP
8 5 (2.19%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (2.19%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.75%) Degree
9 4 (1.75%) HNC
9 4 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.32%) CCDA
10 3 (1.32%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.32%) MCSA
10 3 (1.32%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (4.39%) SLA
3 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.32%) GDPR
4 3 (1.32%) PSD2
5 2 (0.88%) QA
6 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.39%) vSphere
4 8 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (3.07%) NFS
5 7 (3.07%) Postfix
6 5 (2.19%) iptables
6 5 (2.19%) Sendmail
7 3 (1.32%) Docker
8 2 (0.88%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (15.35%) Ansible
2 25 (10.96%) HP ALM
2 25 (10.96%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (9.65%) Terraform
4 18 (7.89%) SCCM
5 11 (4.82%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (4.39%) SCOM
7 7 (3.07%) Backup Exec
7 7 (3.07%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.19%) Puppet
8 5 (2.19%) WSUS
9 4 (1.75%) QRadar
9 4 (1.75%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.88%) Nessus
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.44%) Oozie
Vendors
1 45 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.16%) Cisco
3 26 (11.40%) HP
4 18 (7.89%) McAfee
5 17 (7.46%) Oracle
5 17 (7.46%) VMware
6 14 (6.14%) Remedy
7 12 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.95%) Juniper
8 9 (3.95%) Splunk
9 8 (3.51%) SAP
10 7 (3.07%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.07%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.07%) Symantec
11 6 (2.63%) Google
11 6 (2.63%) Lotus
12 4 (1.75%) ArcSight
12 4 (1.75%) F5
12 4 (1.75%) Intel
12 4 (1.75%) Tripwire