Period
to 22 May 2019

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 6 months to 22 May 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 Clearance
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 252 305 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.72% 20.54% 21.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.49% 64.21% 59.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 201 204
Wales median daily rate £475 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.28% -10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £245 £200 £323
90th Percentile £647 £563 £548
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 15
Wales median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +92.68% -56.52%
10th Percentile £37.50 £12.28 £11.65
90th Percentile £46.00 £50.48 £56.85
UK median hourly rate £36.64 £21.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +72.41% -44.81% -3.75%

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 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 379 475 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 25.15% 31.99% 35.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 303 363
Wales median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £190
90th Percentile £633 £560 £538
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 17
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -2.44% -56.38%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.90 £12.10
90th Percentile £46.00 £49.52 £55.90
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.13% -21.67% -7.69%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 22 May 2019.

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 6 months to 22 May 2019.

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 6 months to 22 May 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 0 225 £475 +18.75% 20
West Wales -6 24 £478 -13.15% 1
North Wales -2 1 - -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 179 (71.03%) SC Cleared
2 89 (35.32%) Windows
3 47 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (16.67%) Docker
5 41 (16.27%) Kubernetes
6 40 (15.87%) SQL
7 38 (15.08%) Linux
8 36 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 35 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
10 32 (12.70%) Migration
11 31 (12.30%) VMware
11 31 (12.30%) Software Engineering
12 29 (11.51%) Web Services
13 27 (10.71%) ITIL
13 27 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
14 25 (9.92%) Unix
14 25 (9.92%) TOGAF
14 25 (9.92%) BPSS Clearance
14 25 (9.92%) Virtual Servers
15 23 (9.13%) C#
16 22 (8.73%) Microsoft
16 22 (8.73%) Active Directory
17 21 (8.33%) DV Cleared
18 20 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (7.94%) JavaScript
18 20 (7.94%) .NET
18 20 (7.94%) Windows 10
19 19 (7.54%) Java
19 19 (7.54%) Windows 7
20 17 (6.75%) DevOps

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 7 (2.78%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.38%) SAS
2 6 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.59%) Confluence
3 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.19%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.19%) NetWeaver
4 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.79%) Apache
5 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.79%) IIS
5 2 (0.79%) Mule
5 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.40%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.79%) SPSS
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.40%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.40%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 36 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.97%) Serverless
4 8 (3.17%) Office 365
4 8 (3.17%) SaaS
5 7 (2.78%) PaaS
6 6 (2.38%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.98%) npm
8 4 (1.59%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.79%) Algorithmia
10 2 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.40%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.37%) SAN
1 11 (4.37%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.57%) Firewall
2 9 (3.57%) VoIP
3 8 (3.17%) Skype
4 6 (2.38%) LAN
5 5 (1.98%) HTTP
5 5 (1.98%) SNMP
6 4 (1.59%) DNS
6 4 (1.59%) Wireless
7 3 (1.19%) BGP
7 3 (1.19%) MPLS
7 3 (1.19%) OSPF
7 3 (1.19%) WAN
8 2 (0.79%) DHCP
8 2 (0.79%) Internet
8 2 (0.79%) IPv4
8 2 (0.79%) ISDN
8 2 (0.79%) SSL
8 2 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.97%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.98%) Neo4j
5 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.59%) Big Data
6 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.19%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.79%) DB2
8 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.79%) Redis
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.40%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.17%) JIRA
3 8 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.38%) Maven
5 5 (1.98%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.98%) ClearCase
5 5 (1.98%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.59%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.59%) CA Gen
6 4 (1.59%) Grunt
6 4 (1.59%) gulp
6 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.59%) webpack
7 3 (1.19%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.19%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.79%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 17 (6.75%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.78%) Finance
3 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.19%) Marketing
4 3 (1.19%) Military
5 2 (0.79%) Billing
5 2 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (17.86%) Architect
1 45 (17.86%) Developer
2 22 (8.73%) Solutions Architect
3 20 (7.94%) Software Engineer
4 14 (5.56%) Consultant
4 14 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 13 (5.16%) .NET Developer
6 11 (4.37%) Analyst
7 10 (3.97%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (3.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (3.97%) Java Developer
8 9 (3.57%) C Software Engineer
8 9 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (3.57%) Python Developer
9 8 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (3.17%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (3.17%) Embedded C Engineer
9 8 (3.17%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 8 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.51%) Web Services
2 20 (7.94%) .NET
3 14 (5.56%) HTML
4 13 (5.16%) CSS
5 10 (3.97%) .NET Framework
5 10 (3.97%) jQuery
5 10 (3.97%) SOAP
6 9 (3.57%) Kafka
7 8 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (2.78%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.78%) REST
9 6 (2.38%) Ajax
9 6 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.38%) Drools
9 6 (2.38%) HTML5
9 6 (2.38%) Node.js
9 6 (2.38%) XML
10 5 (1.98%) Dropwizard
11 4 (1.59%) Sass
11 4 (1.59%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.57%) User Experience
3 8 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (2.38%) CESG
4 6 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
4 6 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 6 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.98%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.59%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.79%) iPad
8 2 (0.79%) iPhone
8 2 (0.79%) NHS
8 2 (0.79%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 89 (35.32%) Windows
2 38 (15.08%) Linux
3 25 (9.92%) Unix
4 20 (7.94%) Windows 10
5 19 (7.54%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.16%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.38%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.98%) AIX
10 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.79%) SUSE
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (12.70%) Migration
3 31 (12.30%) Software Engineering
4 27 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 27 (10.71%) ITIL
5 25 (9.92%) TOGAF
6 17 (6.75%) DevOps
6 17 (6.75%) Microservices
7 16 (6.35%) Business Transformation
7 16 (6.35%) Data Protection
8 15 (5.95%) Customer Requirements
9 14 (5.56%) IT Strategy
9 14 (5.56%) OO
10 13 (5.16%) Configuration Management
10 13 (5.16%) Open Source
10 13 (5.16%) Scrum
10 13 (5.16%) Service Design
10 13 (5.16%) UML
11 12 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
11 12 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.87%) SQL
2 23 (9.13%) C#
3 20 (7.94%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.54%) Java
5 14 (5.56%) C
5 14 (5.56%) Python
6 9 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.78%) Embedded C
8 4 (1.59%) ES6
8 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.19%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.79%) C++
10 2 (0.79%) Perl
10 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.40%) ABAP
11 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.40%) R
11 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 179 (71.03%) SC Cleared
2 25 (9.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 21 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.97%) AWS Certification
4 10 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.97%) DBS Check
5 9 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (3.17%) CISSP
6 8 (3.17%) Degree
7 7 (2.78%) BC Cleared
8 6 (2.38%) CCNP
9 4 (1.59%) CCNA
9 4 (1.59%) CISMP
9 4 (1.59%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.59%) MCSE
9 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.19%) CEH
10 3 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.19%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.79%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.78%) QA
3 4 (1.59%) COBIT
4 3 (1.19%) GDPR
4 3 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.79%) PMO
5 2 (0.79%) SLA
6 1 (0.40%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (16.67%) Docker
2 25 (9.92%) Virtual Servers
3 22 (8.73%) Active Directory
4 20 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.59%) Firmware
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (16.27%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.35%) SCCM
3 4 (1.59%) QRadar
4 3 (1.19%) Terraform
5 2 (0.79%) Ansible
5 2 (0.79%) Consul
5 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.79%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 31 (12.30%) VMware
2 22 (8.73%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.35%) Cisco
4 15 (5.95%) Oracle
5 11 (4.37%) IBM
6 9 (3.57%) CA
6 9 (3.57%) SAP
7 8 (3.17%) Citrix
8 6 (2.38%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.38%) Talend
9 5 (1.98%) ArcSight
9 5 (1.98%) Ivanti
9 5 (1.98%) McAfee
10 4 (1.59%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.59%) Intel
10 4 (1.59%) LogLogic
10 4 (1.59%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.59%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.59%) Splunk
10 4 (1.59%) Twitter