Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 207 243 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.24% 16.42% 20.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.40% 47.93% 55.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 153 223
Wales median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +19.05%
10th Percentile £225 £195 £326
90th Percentile £641 £588 £585
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 14
Wales median hourly rate £77.32 £42.84 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.50% +54.36% -41.58%
10th Percentile £25.45 £12.48 £16.37
90th Percentile £132.54 £56.40 £58.38
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £18.70 £39.00
% change year-on-year +100.53% -52.05% -7.74%

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 419 507 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.78% 34.26% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 311 416
Wales median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £236 £192 £190
90th Percentile £641 £569 £571
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 19
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £26.91 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.88% -23.11% -25.76%
10th Percentile £11.51 £10.80 £13.75
90th Percentile £46.00 £50.29 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -4.14%

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019. 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 +1 193 £450 +12.50% 23
West Wales -27 9 £513 -5.09%
North Wales - 4 £363 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (26.09%) Windows
3 48 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (14.01%) Docker
5 28 (13.53%) Kubernetes
5 28 (13.53%) Linux
5 28 (13.53%) SQL
6 26 (12.56%) Software Engineering
7 25 (12.08%) TOGAF
8 22 (10.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 22 (10.63%) Migration
8 22 (10.63%) VMware
8 22 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (10.14%) ITIL
10 19 (9.18%) Active Directory
10 19 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (8.21%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (7.73%) Customer Requirements
12 16 (7.73%) Web Services
12 16 (7.73%) C
12 16 (7.73%) Java
12 16 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (7.73%) Windows 7
12 16 (7.73%) Degree
12 16 (7.73%) Windows 10
13 15 (7.25%) JavaScript
13 15 (7.25%) .NET
13 15 (7.25%) Cisco
14 14 (6.76%) Windows Server
14 14 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure

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 7 (3.38%) Confluence
1 7 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.90%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.42%) SAS
3 5 (2.42%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.42%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.45%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.45%) IIS
6 2 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.48%) Mule
7 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.97%) SPSS
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.93%) Office 365
4 4 (1.93%) PaaS
4 4 (1.93%) SaaS
5 3 (1.45%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.48%) Algorithmia
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.48%) GitHub
6 1 (0.48%) npm
6 1 (0.48%) NuGet
6 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.35%) Firewall
1 9 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.38%) Skype
2 7 (3.38%) VoIP
3 5 (2.42%) SNMP
4 3 (1.45%) DNS
4 3 (1.45%) LAN
4 3 (1.45%) VLAN
4 3 (1.45%) VPN
4 3 (1.45%) WAN
4 3 (1.45%) Wireless
5 2 (0.97%) BGP
5 2 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.97%) MPLS
5 2 (0.97%) OSPF
5 2 (0.97%) VSAN
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.38%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.45%) Big Data
5 3 (1.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.97%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.48%) GIS
7 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.28%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.35%) JIRA
3 7 (3.38%) Maven
4 5 (2.42%) Fiddler
4 5 (2.42%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.93%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.93%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.45%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.97%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.97%) JUnit
7 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.97%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.48%) Selenium
8 1 (0.48%) Spinnaker
8 1 (0.48%) Subversion
8 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (5.31%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.38%) Finance
3 4 (1.93%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.45%) Front Office
5 2 (0.97%) Electronics
5 2 (0.97%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (17.39%) Architect
2 26 (12.56%) Developer
3 20 (9.66%) Software Engineer
4 18 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (7.73%) Analyst
6 14 (6.76%) Embedded Engineer
6 14 (6.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (6.28%) Programme Manager
8 11 (5.31%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.31%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Embedded C Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.73%) Web Services
2 15 (7.25%) .NET
3 12 (5.80%) SOAP
4 8 (3.86%) REST
4 8 (3.86%) XML
5 7 (3.38%) EJB
5 7 (3.38%) HTML
5 7 (3.38%) Kafka
5 7 (3.38%) Node.js
5 7 (3.38%) Spring
6 6 (2.90%) Drools
6 6 (2.90%) Hibernate
7 5 (2.42%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.42%) CSS
7 5 (2.42%) iBATIS
8 4 (1.93%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.93%) J2EE
8 4 (1.93%) Java SE
8 4 (1.93%) jQuery
9 3 (1.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.83%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.38%) CESG
3 7 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.42%) PKI
5 5 (2.42%) User Experience
6 4 (1.93%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.45%) VHDL
8 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.97%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.48%) Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) CMDB
9 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 54 (26.09%) Windows
2 28 (13.53%) Linux
3 16 (7.73%) Windows 10
3 16 (7.73%) Windows 7
4 14 (6.76%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.35%) Unix
6 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) Android
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (12.56%) Software Engineering
3 25 (12.08%) TOGAF
4 22 (10.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 22 (10.63%) Migration
5 21 (10.14%) ITIL
6 19 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (7.73%) Customer Requirements
8 13 (6.28%) Business Transformation
8 13 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (6.28%) Service Design
9 12 (5.80%) Scrum
10 11 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (5.31%) User Stories
11 10 (4.83%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.35%) Data Protection
12 9 (4.35%) Microservices
12 9 (4.35%) Open Source
12 9 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.53%) SQL
2 16 (7.73%) C
2 16 (7.73%) Java
3 15 (7.25%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.80%) C#
5 8 (3.86%) Embedded C
5 8 (3.86%) Python
6 4 (1.93%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.45%) Scala
8 2 (0.97%) C++
9 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.48%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.48%) Groovy
9 1 (0.48%) Java 8
9 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.48%) Ruby
9 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 207 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.73%) Degree
3 11 (5.31%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (5.31%) CESG Certified Professional
3 11 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.35%) CISSP
5 8 (3.86%) CCNP
6 7 (3.38%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.90%) CCNA
8 5 (2.42%) CEH
8 5 (2.42%) HNC
8 5 (2.42%) MCSE
8 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.93%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.45%) CISMP
10 3 (1.45%) CREST Certified
10 3 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.45%) HND
10 3 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.38%) QA
2 6 (2.90%) PMO
3 5 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.45%) COBIT
4 3 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.48%) GDPR
6 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 29 (14.01%) Docker
2 19 (9.18%) Active Directory
3 17 (8.21%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.42%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.45%) vSphere
7 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (13.53%) Kubernetes
2 13 (6.28%) SCCM
3 4 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.45%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.45%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.45%) QRadar
5 2 (0.97%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.97%) SCOM
5 2 (0.97%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.97%) WSUS
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.48%) Nagios
6 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.48%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 22 (10.63%) VMware
2 15 (7.25%) Cisco
3 13 (6.28%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.86%) Oracle
5 7 (3.38%) IBM
6 6 (2.90%) McAfee
6 6 (2.90%) Talend
7 5 (2.42%) Citrix
8 4 (1.93%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.93%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.45%) AlienVault
9 3 (1.45%) Altera
9 3 (1.45%) HP
9 3 (1.45%) Intel
9 3 (1.45%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.45%) LogLogic
9 3 (1.45%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.45%) Splunk
9 3 (1.45%) Symantec
9 3 (1.45%) Xilinx