The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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 Clearance
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 83 106 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.47% 18.86% 25.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.43% 67.52% 64.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 71 129
Median daily rate £418 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.04% -1.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
Median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £14.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.81% +184.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £22.30 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £66.30 £43.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £31.95
% change year-on-year +14.83% +2.20%  

Security 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 175 157 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 28.41% 27.94% 39.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 103 213
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 £313 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 15
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 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £73.55 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Wales

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Wales

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Wales over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Wales

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Wales over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Wales

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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 -4 58 £405 +1.25% 8
West Wales -1 14 £475 -13.63% 1
North Wales - 3 - -
Mid Wales 0 1 £111 -70.85%
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 203 (79.92%) SC Cleared
2 73 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (25.59%) Linux
4 59 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (22.05%) Ansible
6 52 (20.47%) Web Services
7 48 (18.90%) Java
7 48 (18.90%) Terraform
8 45 (17.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 44 (17.32%) Software Engineering
10 29 (11.42%) Jenkins
11 27 (10.63%) DevOps
12 24 (9.45%) Windows
13 23 (9.06%) SLA
13 23 (9.06%) Finance
14 20 (7.87%) Cisco
14 20 (7.87%) C
15 18 (7.09%) Problem Management
15 18 (7.09%) Microsoft
16 17 (6.69%) SQL
16 17 (6.69%) Service Delivery
16 17 (6.69%) Mentoring
16 17 (6.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 16 (6.30%) Red Hat
18 15 (5.91%) Project Management
18 15 (5.91%) ITIL
18 15 (5.91%) SAP
18 15 (5.91%) Puppet
18 15 (5.91%) BPSS Clearance
19 14 (5.51%) Disclosure Scotland

Security 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 (1.97%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.18%) Apache
2 3 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.18%) JCAPS
2 3 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.18%) OpenROAD
2 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.79%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.79%) Confluence
3 2 (0.79%) SAS
3 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.79%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.97%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (17.72%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.39%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.12%) Firewall
1 13 (5.12%) WAN
2 8 (3.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (2.76%) LAN
3 7 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.57%) SNMP
4 4 (1.57%) SSL
4 4 (1.57%) VoIP
5 3 (1.18%) BGP
5 3 (1.18%) EIGRP
5 3 (1.18%) SAN
6 2 (0.79%) FCoE
6 2 (0.79%) IPsec
6 2 (0.79%) IPv4
6 2 (0.79%) L2TP
6 2 (0.79%) MPLS
6 2 (0.79%) OSPF
6 2 (0.79%) Skype
6 2 (0.79%) VPN
6 2 (0.79%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.51%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.97%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (1.97%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.57%) Ingres
5 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.18%) Big Data
6 3 (1.18%) HBase
6 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.79%) MS Access
7 2 (0.79%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 29 (11.42%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.36%) Maven
4 5 (1.97%) Ant
4 5 (1.97%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.97%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.97%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.57%) ClearQuest
5 4 (1.57%) GCC
5 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.18%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.18%) Selenium
6 3 (1.18%) Toad
7 2 (0.79%) CA Gen
7 2 (0.79%) JIRA
7 2 (0.79%) JUnit
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.39%) JBehave
General
1 23 (9.06%) Finance
2 12 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.33%) Marketing
4 9 (3.54%) Electronics
5 8 (3.15%) Back Office
6 6 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.57%) Legal
7 4 (1.57%) Military
8 3 (1.18%) Avionics
8 3 (1.18%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.39%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 37 (14.57%) Cloud Engineer
2 32 (12.60%) Software Engineer
3 30 (11.81%) Developer
4 21 (8.27%) Architect
4 21 (8.27%) Network Engineer
5 20 (7.87%) Java Engineer
5 20 (7.87%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.09%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (6.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (6.30%) Analyst
8 16 (6.30%) AWS Engineer
8 16 (6.30%) Java Developer
9 15 (5.91%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 10 (3.94%) C Software Engineer
12 9 (3.54%) Applications Engineer
12 9 (3.54%) Applications Support
12 9 (3.54%) Applications Support Engineer
12 9 (3.54%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.47%) Web Services
2 11 (4.33%) Spring
3 10 (3.94%) HTML
3 10 (3.94%) REST
4 7 (2.76%) JSON
4 7 (2.76%) XML
5 6 (2.36%) HTML5
5 6 (2.36%) Kafka
6 5 (1.97%) .NET
6 5 (1.97%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.57%) CSS
7 4 (1.57%) RESTful
7 4 (1.57%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.18%) Dropwizard
8 3 (1.18%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (1.18%) iXBRL
8 3 (1.18%) XSLT
9 2 (0.79%) Ajax
9 2 (0.79%) jQuery
9 2 (0.79%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.97%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (1.97%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.18%) CPLD
4 3 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (1.18%) PMI
4 3 (1.18%) User Experience
5 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.39%) CESG
6 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.39%) Clustering
6 1 (0.39%) CMDB
6 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.39%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.39%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.39%) Handset
6 1 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (25.59%) Linux
2 24 (9.45%) Windows
3 14 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.33%) Debian
5 10 (3.94%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.15%) Unix
7 3 (1.18%) AIX
7 3 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.18%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.39%) pSOS
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.32%) Software Engineering
3 27 (10.63%) DevOps
4 18 (7.09%) Problem Management
5 17 (6.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 17 (6.69%) Mentoring
5 17 (6.69%) Service Delivery
6 15 (5.91%) ITIL
6 15 (5.91%) Project Management
7 14 (5.51%) Scrum
8 13 (5.12%) Configuration Management
8 13 (5.12%) Workflow
9 12 (4.72%) Software Delivery
10 11 (4.33%) Data Modelling
11 10 (3.94%) Coaching
11 10 (3.94%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (3.94%) GAP Analysis
11 10 (3.94%) Service Design
11 10 (3.94%) UML
11 10 (3.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.90%) Java
2 20 (7.87%) C
3 17 (6.69%) SQL
4 14 (5.51%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.94%) C++
6 9 (3.54%) C#
6 9 (3.54%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.76%) Python
8 6 (2.36%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.97%) Perl
10 3 (1.18%) ABAP
10 3 (1.18%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.18%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.18%) Go
10 3 (1.18%) Ingres ABF
10 3 (1.18%) Scala
11 2 (0.79%) Tcl
12 1 (0.39%) Lisp
12 1 (0.39%) R
12 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 203 (79.92%) SC Cleared
2 15 (5.91%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (4.72%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.15%) CCNP
6 6 (2.36%) CCNA
6 6 (2.36%) Degree
6 6 (2.36%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.97%) ISEB
8 3 (1.18%) MCITP
8 3 (1.18%) MCSE
8 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.18%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.18%) PMP
9 2 (0.79%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.79%) CCIE
9 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.39%) HNC
10 1 (0.39%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.06%) SLA
2 14 (5.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.57%) QA
4 3 (1.18%) HL7
5 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) MISRA
6 1 (0.39%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (3.15%) ProxySG
2 4 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.57%) Docker
2 4 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.79%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.79%) XenApp
4 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (22.05%) Ansible
2 48 (18.90%) Terraform
3 15 (5.91%) Puppet
4 3 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.18%) SCCM
5 2 (0.79%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.39%) Kibana
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (7.87%) Cisco
2 18 (7.09%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.30%) Red Hat
4 15 (5.91%) SAP
5 13 (5.12%) Oracle
6 12 (4.72%) McAfee
7 11 (4.33%) Blue Coat
8 8 (3.15%) F5
9 7 (2.76%) Fortinet
10 6 (2.36%) VMware
11 5 (1.97%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.97%) IBM
11 5 (1.97%) Juniper
11 5 (1.97%) Sonatype
12 4 (1.57%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.57%) EMC
13 3 (1.18%) Avaya
13 3 (1.18%) Cloudera
13 3 (1.18%) Fiorano
13 3 (1.18%) InterSystems
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago