Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 217 221 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.73% 16.67% 13.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.90% 46.82% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 153 95
Wales median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% -5.33%
10th Percentile £207 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 8
Wales median hourly rate £35.70 £30.75 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.08% -32.04% +210.36%
10th Percentile £20.68 £12.33 £31.95
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.75 £70.43
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -50.13% -6.25% +32.23%

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 453 472 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.75% 35.60% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 357 240
Wales median daily rate £400 £415 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +15.28% -4.00%
10th Percentile £225 £178 £209
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.68% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 12
Wales median hourly rate £19.44 £30.75 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.80% -32.04% +248.08%
10th Percentile £10.78 £12.78 £17.29
90th Percentile £41.80 £58.75 £73.38
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.98% -7.69% +44.44%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +3 189 £400 -8.57% 17
West Wales -2 22 £555 +16.84% 3
North Wales -1 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 217 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 47 (21.66%) Cisco
4 38 (17.51%) Firewall
5 37 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (15.67%) Requirements Management
8 33 (15.21%) C
9 28 (12.90%) Linux
10 27 (12.44%) MS Exchange
10 27 (12.44%) Jenkins
11 26 (11.98%) Git (software)
11 26 (11.98%) Windows
11 26 (11.98%) Self-Motivation
12 23 (10.60%) CCNP
12 23 (10.60%) Java
12 23 (10.60%) PKI
12 23 (10.60%) Software Engineering
13 22 (10.14%) SQL
13 22 (10.14%) SQL Server
13 22 (10.14%) Python
13 22 (10.14%) Defect Management
13 22 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (9.68%) HP ALM
14 21 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
14 21 (9.68%) Test Management
14 21 (9.68%) HP
15 20 (9.22%) TCP/IP
15 20 (9.22%) VoIP
15 20 (9.22%) Amazon AWS

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 27 (12.44%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.91%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.99%) Skype for Business
4 10 (4.61%) IBM Notes
5 8 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (3.69%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.30%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.38%) Confluence
8 3 (1.38%) nginx
9 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.92%) IIS
9 2 (0.92%) Mule
9 2 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.92%) WildFly
10 1 (0.46%) Apache
10 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.30%) GitHub
3 5 (2.30%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.92%) IaaS
4 2 (0.92%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.92%) Office 365
4 2 (0.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.51%) Firewall
2 20 (9.22%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.22%) VoIP
3 13 (5.99%) Network Security
4 12 (5.53%) Skype
4 12 (5.53%) Telepresence
4 12 (5.53%) Unified Communications
4 12 (5.53%) WAN
5 11 (5.07%) IP Telephony
5 11 (5.07%) LAN
6 10 (4.61%) Junos
7 8 (3.69%) SNMP
7 8 (3.69%) VPN
8 7 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (3.23%) SAN
8 7 (3.23%) Wireless
9 6 (2.76%) DHCP
10 4 (1.84%) H.323
10 4 (1.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.07%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.61%) Event Store
5 6 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.92%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.92%) HBase
9 2 (0.92%) Impala
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (12.44%) Jenkins
2 26 (11.98%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.91%) Artifactory
4 13 (5.99%) JIRA
5 9 (4.15%) ClearCase
5 9 (4.15%) ClearQuest
5 9 (4.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (3.69%) Maven
7 7 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.23%) GCC
8 5 (2.30%) GitLab
9 4 (1.84%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.38%) Selenium
10 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.92%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.46%) Gatling
General
1 5 (2.30%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.84%) Electronics
3 2 (0.92%) Finance
3 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.92%) Marketing
3 2 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (13.82%) Developer
2 26 (11.98%) Network Engineer
3 21 (9.68%) Test Manager
4 19 (8.76%) Software Engineer
5 12 (5.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 11 (5.07%) Architect
6 11 (5.07%) Design Engineer
7 10 (4.61%) IP Engineer
7 10 (4.61%) IP Telephony Engineer
7 10 (4.61%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (4.61%) Telephony Engineer
7 10 (4.61%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 9 (4.15%) Analyst
8 9 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.15%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.23%) Floorwalker
11 6 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.30%) Configuration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.76%) REST
2 15 (6.91%) Play Framework
3 13 (5.99%) Web Services
4 10 (4.61%) Dropwizard
5 9 (4.15%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.23%) .NET
7 6 (2.76%) HTML
7 6 (2.76%) React
8 4 (1.84%) CSS
8 4 (1.84%) HTML5
8 4 (1.84%) PySpark
9 3 (1.38%) Apache Axis
9 3 (1.38%) Node.js
9 3 (1.38%) POSIX
9 3 (1.38%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.92%) Aurelia
10 2 (0.92%) Flask
10 2 (0.92%) jQuery
10 2 (0.92%) LAMP
10 2 (0.92%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.98%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (10.60%) PKI
3 12 (5.53%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (5.53%) Video\Live Streaming
4 10 (4.61%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (2.30%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.30%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.84%) CESG
8 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.84%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.92%) User Experience
10 1 (0.46%) Clustering
10 1 (0.46%) CMDB
10 1 (0.46%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.90%) Linux
2 26 (11.98%) Windows
3 19 (8.76%) Unix
4 16 (7.37%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.69%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.69%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.92%) CentOS
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.67%) Requirements Management
3 23 (10.60%) Software Engineering
4 22 (10.14%) Defect Management
4 22 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (9.68%) Test Management
6 19 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (8.76%) ITIL
7 17 (7.83%) Migration
8 14 (6.45%) Network Design
8 14 (6.45%) Open Source
9 12 (5.53%) Configuration Management
10 11 (5.07%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (5.07%) Work Breakdown Structure
11 10 (4.61%) DevOps
11 10 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (4.15%) CQRS
12 9 (4.15%) Project Management
12 9 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.21%) C
2 23 (10.60%) Java
3 22 (10.14%) Python
3 22 (10.14%) SQL
4 19 (8.76%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.53%) Perl
7 11 (5.07%) Java 8
8 10 (4.61%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.69%) C#
9 8 (3.69%) Scala
10 7 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.84%) Ruby
11 4 (1.84%) VB
11 4 (1.84%) VBScript
12 3 (1.38%) ABAP
13 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.46%) C++
14 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 217 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (10.60%) CCNP
4 14 (6.45%) CCNA
5 9 (4.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.30%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.84%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.84%) MCSE
9 3 (1.38%) CLAS
9 3 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.38%) Degree
9 3 (1.38%) HNC
9 3 (1.38%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.38%) MCSA
10 1 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.46%) CISMP
10 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.46%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.15%) Docker
2 9 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.84%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (1.84%) vSphere
5 2 (0.92%) NFS
5 2 (0.92%) Postfix
6 1 (0.46%) etcd
6 1 (0.46%) flannel
6 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (9.68%) HP ALM
1 21 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (7.37%) Ansible
3 12 (5.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (5.07%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (3.23%) SCCM
6 5 (2.30%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.30%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.30%) Puppet
7 4 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.84%) Terraform
8 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.38%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.92%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.92%) Nessus
9 2 (0.92%) Oozie
9 2 (0.92%) QRadar
10 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 47 (21.66%) Cisco
3 21 (9.68%) HP
4 16 (7.37%) Juniper
4 16 (7.37%) McAfee
5 13 (5.99%) IBM
6 12 (5.53%) Polycom
6 12 (5.53%) Remedy
7 11 (5.07%) Atlassian
8 10 (4.61%) Lotus
9 9 (4.15%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.15%) Sonatype
9 9 (4.15%) VMware
10 8 (3.69%) Nintex
10 8 (3.69%) Oracle
10 8 (3.69%) Splunk
11 7 (3.23%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.30%) Cloudera
12 5 (2.30%) Google
12 5 (2.30%) SAP