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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 9 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 57 86 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.19% 15.61% 19.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.39% 55.48% 51.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 57 98
Median daily rate £418 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% +3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.81% +156.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £22.30 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £66.30 £47.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 176 155 322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 28.39% 28.13% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 102 200
Median daily rate £350 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £323 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
Median hourly rate £43.50 £70.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.85% +438.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.33 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £73.55 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -13 34 £405 +1.25% 4
West Wales +3 12 £475 -13.63% 1
North Wales - 3 - -
Mid Wales -1 1 £111 -70.85%
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 60 (29.56%) Linux
3 56 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (26.60%) Ansible
5 50 (24.63%) Web Services
6 48 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (23.65%) Terraform
7 45 (22.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 36 (17.73%) Java
9 28 (13.79%) Software Engineering
10 27 (13.30%) DevOps
11 26 (12.81%) Jenkins
12 20 (9.85%) Windows
12 20 (9.85%) SLA
13 17 (8.37%) Cisco
13 17 (8.37%) C
13 17 (8.37%) Problem Management
14 15 (7.39%) Puppet
14 15 (7.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 15 (7.39%) Red Hat
15 14 (6.90%) Finance
15 14 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (5.91%) Service Delivery
17 11 (5.42%) Firewall
17 11 (5.42%) Telecoms
17 11 (5.42%) Workflow
17 11 (5.42%) SAP
17 11 (5.42%) WAN
17 11 (5.42%) Debian
17 11 (5.42%) DV Cleared

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 5 (2.46%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.99%) Apache
2 2 (0.99%) Confluence
2 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.46%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (22.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.49%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.42%) Firewall
1 11 (5.42%) WAN
2 7 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (2.96%) LAN
4 5 (2.46%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.97%) SNMP
5 4 (1.97%) VoIP
6 3 (1.48%) SAN
6 3 (1.48%) SSL
7 2 (0.99%) BGP
7 2 (0.99%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.99%) FCoE
7 2 (0.99%) Skype
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.49%) Internet
8 1 (0.49%) L2TP
8 1 (0.49%) MPLS
8 1 (0.49%) Network Security
8 1 (0.49%) OSPF
8 1 (0.49%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database
1 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (2.46%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.49%) Big Data
3 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.49%) HBase
3 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (12.81%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.93%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.46%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.46%) Maven
3 5 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.97%) Ant
4 4 (1.97%) ClearQuest
4 4 (1.97%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.97%) GCC
5 3 (1.48%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.48%) Selenium
6 2 (0.99%) CA Gen
6 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.99%) JIRA
6 2 (0.99%) JUnit
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.99%) Toad
6 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.49%) Grunt
7 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (6.90%) Finance
2 11 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.93%) Marketing
4 9 (4.43%) Electronics
5 7 (3.45%) Back Office
6 6 (2.96%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.97%) Legal
7 4 (1.97%) Military
8 3 (1.48%) Avionics
8 3 (1.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (17.73%) Cloud Engineer
2 22 (10.84%) Software Engineer
3 19 (9.36%) Architect
4 18 (8.87%) Java Engineer
4 18 (8.87%) Network Engineer
4 18 (8.87%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (8.87%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.37%) Developer
5 17 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (7.88%) AWS Engineer
7 15 (7.39%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Analyst
8 10 (4.93%) C Software Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Applications Support
9 9 (4.43%) Applications Support Engineer
10 7 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (24.63%) Web Services
2 8 (3.94%) Spring
3 6 (2.96%) REST
4 5 (2.46%) .NET
5 3 (1.48%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.48%) JSON
6 2 (0.99%) CSS
6 2 (0.99%) HTML
6 2 (0.99%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (0.99%) XML
7 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.49%) Ajax
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.49%) BAPI
7 1 (0.49%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.49%) jQuery
7 1 (0.49%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.49%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.49%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.46%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (1.97%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.48%) CPLD
4 3 (1.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (1.48%) PMI
5 1 (0.49%) CESG
5 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.49%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.49%) Handset
5 1 (0.49%) Replication
5 1 (0.49%) User Experience
5 1 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 60 (29.56%) Linux
2 20 (9.85%) Windows
3 14 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (5.42%) Debian
5 10 (4.93%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.48%) Unix
6 3 (1.48%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.79%) Software Engineering
3 27 (13.30%) DevOps
4 17 (8.37%) Problem Management
5 15 (7.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 12 (5.91%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.42%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.42%) Software Delivery
7 11 (5.42%) Workflow
8 10 (4.93%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (4.93%) Data Modelling
8 10 (4.93%) GAP Analysis
8 10 (4.93%) Waterfall
9 9 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.43%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.43%) Content Management
9 9 (4.43%) Service Design
10 8 (3.94%) ITIL
10 8 (3.94%) UML
11 7 (3.45%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.73%) Java
2 17 (8.37%) C
3 10 (4.93%) SQL
4 7 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.96%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.46%) C++
6 5 (2.46%) Perl
6 5 (2.46%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.97%) C#
8 3 (1.48%) Embedded C
8 3 (1.48%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.99%) ABAP
9 2 (0.99%) Python
9 2 (0.99%) Scala
9 2 (0.99%) Tcl
10 1 (0.49%) Lisp
10 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 203 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.42%) DV Cleared
3 8 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.45%) CCNP
5 5 (2.46%) CCNA
6 4 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.48%) MCITP
7 3 (1.48%) MCSE
7 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.48%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.48%) PMP
8 1 (0.49%) CCIE
8 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) Degree
8 1 (0.49%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.85%) SLA
2 7 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) MISRA
4 1 (0.49%) MISRA C
System Software
1 7 (3.45%) ProxySG
2 4 (1.97%) Docker
3 3 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (26.60%) Ansible
2 48 (23.65%) Terraform
3 15 (7.39%) Puppet
4 3 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.48%) SCCM
5 2 (0.99%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (8.37%) Cisco
2 15 (7.39%) Red Hat
3 11 (5.42%) SAP
4 10 (4.93%) Blue Coat
4 10 (4.93%) McAfee
4 10 (4.93%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.94%) Oracle
6 7 (3.45%) F5
7 6 (2.96%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.46%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.46%) Sonatype
9 4 (1.97%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.97%) EMC
9 4 (1.97%) Juniper
10 3 (1.48%) Avaya
10 3 (1.48%) VMware
11 2 (0.99%) BMC
11 2 (0.99%) CA
11 2 (0.99%) Hitachi
11 2 (0.99%) IBM
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