Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 10 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 223 133 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.82% 11.54% 17.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 39.58% 56.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 80 156
Wales median daily rate £438 £415 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% -2.92% +0.59%
10th Percentile £300 £132 £317
90th Percentile £575 £575 £619
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 7
Wales median hourly rate £11.17 £40.55 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.45% -33.52% +87.69%
UK median hourly rate £32.98 £21.10 £36.00
% change year-on-year +56.28% -41.39% +17.96%

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 446 336 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.63% 29.14% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 227 267
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £263 £158 £248
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 15
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £36.25 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.94% -36.96% +293.16%
10th Percentile £12.10 £16.75 £16.36
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £77.60
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +17.39%

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 18 October 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
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 18 October 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 +4 192 £425 +11.84% 39
West Wales +1 18 £505 +1.00% 1
North Wales +1 3 £133 - 2
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (21.52%) Microsoft
3 44 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (17.94%) Cisco
5 37 (16.59%) SQL
5 37 (16.59%) Linux
6 36 (16.14%) Firewall
7 35 (15.70%) C
7 35 (15.70%) Java
7 35 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (15.25%) Software Engineering
9 32 (14.35%) Windows
10 30 (13.45%) Git (software)
11 28 (12.56%) SQL Server
11 28 (12.56%) PKI
12 27 (12.11%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (10.31%) Python
14 22 (9.87%) VoIP
14 22 (9.87%) ITIL
14 22 (9.87%) Active Directory
14 22 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (9.87%) Jenkins
14 22 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (8.97%) Requirements Management
15 20 (8.97%) CCNP
16 19 (8.52%) Network Design
16 19 (8.52%) JIRA
17 18 (8.07%) MS Exchange
17 18 (8.07%) Customer Requirements

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 18 (8.07%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.17%) Confluence
3 14 (6.28%) WebSphere
4 12 (5.38%) Skype for Business
5 9 (4.04%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.79%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.79%) IIS
6 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.35%) OpenROAD
7 3 (1.35%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.90%) Mule
8 2 (0.90%) WildFly
9 1 (0.45%) Apache
9 1 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.14%) Firewall
2 22 (9.87%) VoIP
3 17 (7.62%) Network Security
3 17 (7.62%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.83%) SNMP
5 12 (5.38%) Skype
6 10 (4.48%) DMZ
6 10 (4.48%) Telepresence
7 9 (4.04%) Junos
7 9 (4.04%) Unified Communications
8 8 (3.59%) IP Telephony
8 8 (3.59%) VPN
9 7 (3.14%) LAN
9 7 (3.14%) WAN
10 6 (2.69%) SAN
11 4 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.79%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (1.79%) H.323
11 4 (1.79%) OpenVPN
12 3 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.35%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.35%) Event Store
4 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.35%) Ingres
4 3 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.45%) HBase
5 1 (0.45%) Impala
Development Applications
1 30 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.87%) Jenkins
3 19 (8.52%) JIRA
4 14 (6.28%) Maven
5 13 (5.83%) Artifactory
6 11 (4.93%) Eclipse
7 10 (4.48%) JUnit
8 9 (4.04%) GCC
9 6 (2.69%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (1.79%) Axure RP
11 3 (1.35%) Fiddler
11 3 (1.35%) Spinnaker
11 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.90%) CA Gen
12 2 (0.90%) Selenium
12 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.90%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (2.24%) Electronics
2 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.45%) Finance
4 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.45%) Marketing
4 1 (0.45%) Military
4 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (18.83%) Developer
2 28 (12.56%) Architect
2 28 (12.56%) Software Engineer
3 25 (11.21%) Network Engineer
4 21 (9.42%) Java Developer
5 16 (7.17%) Analyst
6 12 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 12 (5.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 12 (5.38%) Security Architect
7 11 (4.93%) Embedded Engineer
7 11 (4.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (4.48%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.48%) Design Engineer
8 10 (4.48%) Network Design Engineer
8 10 (4.48%) Senior Software Engineer
9 9 (4.04%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.14%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.14%) Designer
10 7 (3.14%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.62%) SOAP
2 15 (6.73%) Spring
3 14 (6.28%) AngularJS
3 14 (6.28%) Hibernate
4 13 (5.83%) .NET
5 11 (4.93%) J2EE
5 11 (4.93%) JSF
6 9 (4.04%) JMS
6 9 (4.04%) Node.js
6 9 (4.04%) Spring Boot
6 9 (4.04%) Web Services
7 8 (3.59%) REST
8 7 (3.14%) HTML
9 6 (2.69%) POSIX
10 5 (2.24%) CSS
10 5 (2.24%) XML
11 4 (1.79%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (1.79%) jQuery
11 4 (1.79%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.56%) PKI
2 27 (12.11%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.93%) N-Tier
6 9 (4.04%) CESG
6 9 (4.04%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (4.04%) Video\Live Streaming
7 7 (3.14%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.69%) User Experience
9 5 (2.24%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.45%) PMI
13 1 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.59%) Linux
2 32 (14.35%) Windows
3 17 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (7.17%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.04%) Unix
6 6 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.25%) Software Engineering
3 22 (9.87%) ITIL
3 22 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (8.97%) Requirements Management
4 20 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (8.52%) Network Design
6 18 (8.07%) Customer Requirements
7 17 (7.62%) Migration
8 15 (6.73%) Test Automation
9 14 (6.28%) User Stories
10 13 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (5.83%) ITIL V3
10 13 (5.83%) Scrum
11 12 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (5.38%) Risk Management
11 12 (5.38%) TOGAF
11 12 (5.38%) UML
12 11 (4.93%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.59%) SQL
2 35 (15.70%) C
2 35 (15.70%) Java
3 23 (10.31%) Python
4 13 (5.83%) Java 8
4 13 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.93%) C#
6 10 (4.48%) C++
7 9 (4.04%) Groovy
7 9 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.59%) Scala
9 7 (3.14%) Embedded C
10 6 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.69%) Embedded C++
10 6 (2.69%) Perl
11 5 (2.24%) VB
11 5 (2.24%) VBScript
12 4 (1.79%) Ruby
13 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (8.97%) CCNP
4 16 (7.17%) CCNA
5 15 (6.73%) Degree
6 11 (4.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (4.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (4.04%) HNC
9 8 (3.59%) MCSE
9 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.69%) HND
10 6 (2.69%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.35%) CISSP
12 3 (1.35%) CLAS
12 3 (1.35%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.90%) CCIE
13 2 (0.90%) CEH
13 2 (0.90%) JNCIE
13 2 (0.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.69%) QA
2 5 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (9.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.04%) Docker
2 9 (4.04%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.24%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (4.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (3.59%) Ansible
3 8 (3.59%) SCCM
4 7 (3.14%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.24%) HP ALM
6 4 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.79%) Puppet
6 4 (1.79%) Terraform
7 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.35%) SCOM
7 3 (1.35%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.35%) WSUS
8 2 (0.90%) Kibana
8 2 (0.90%) logstash
8 2 (0.90%) Nagios
9 1 (0.45%) Oozie
Vendors
1 48 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 40 (17.94%) Cisco
3 17 (7.62%) Juniper
4 10 (4.48%) Polycom
4 10 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.59%) IBM
6 7 (3.14%) HP
6 7 (3.14%) Oracle
6 7 (3.14%) VMware
7 5 (2.24%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.79%) BT
8 4 (1.79%) EMC
8 4 (1.79%) Lotus
8 4 (1.79%) McAfee
8 4 (1.79%) Nintex
9 3 (1.35%) Splunk
9 3 (1.35%) Symantec
10 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.90%) CA
10 2 (0.90%) New Relic