Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 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 Clearance
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 283 250 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.23% 20.13% 22.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 61.39% 61.58% 71.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 159 203
Wales median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £296 £140 £319
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 8
Wales median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -20.79% +7.45%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year +27.27% -20.86% +12.46%

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 461 406 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.43% 32.69% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 262 303
Wales median daily rate £444 £391 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.42% -2.19% +6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £140 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 13
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -36.36% +161.90%
10th Percentile £10.04 £13.45 £14.45
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.67 £76.80
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year +3.15% +0.75% +2.00%

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 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Wales

Security Cleared
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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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 +1 238 £450 +20.00% 50
West Wales +6 32 £505 - 1
North Wales +3 6 £363 +101.39% 1
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 222 (78.45%) SC Cleared
2 89 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (18.37%) SQL
4 40 (14.13%) Java
5 38 (13.43%) Microsoft
6 37 (13.07%) Windows
7 36 (12.72%) Software Engineering
8 33 (11.66%) SQL Server
9 32 (11.31%) Linux
10 29 (10.25%) ITIL
11 28 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (9.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 25 (8.83%) Git (software)
14 24 (8.48%) .NET
14 24 (8.48%) C
15 23 (8.13%) Python
15 23 (8.13%) Active Directory
15 23 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
15 23 (8.13%) Customer Requirements
16 22 (7.77%) Cisco
16 22 (7.77%) JavaScript
16 22 (7.77%) Degree
16 22 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (7.42%) SOAP
17 21 (7.42%) Scrum
18 20 (7.07%) Firewall
18 20 (7.07%) Management Information System
18 20 (7.07%) C#
19 19 (6.71%) User Stories
19 19 (6.71%) Decision-Making

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 18 (6.36%) Confluence
1 18 (6.36%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.18%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (2.47%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.12%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.77%) IIS
6 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.41%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.06%) OpenROAD
8 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.35%) FileNet
9 1 (0.35%) Mule
9 1 (0.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.06%) Slack
3 3 (1.06%) Trello
4 2 (0.71%) GitHub
4 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.71%) Office 365
5 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.35%) npm
5 1 (0.35%) NuGet
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.07%) Firewall
2 10 (3.53%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.53%) VoIP
3 9 (3.18%) DMZ
4 8 (2.83%) Network Security
4 8 (2.83%) SNMP
5 6 (2.12%) Skype
5 6 (2.12%) VLAN
6 5 (1.77%) VPN
7 4 (1.41%) LAN
7 4 (1.41%) VSAN
8 3 (1.06%) Extranet
8 3 (1.06%) Intranet
8 3 (1.06%) OpenVPN
8 3 (1.06%) SAN
8 3 (1.06%) Telepresence
8 3 (1.06%) WAN
9 2 (0.71%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.71%) IPsec
9 2 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.83%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.47%) Big Data
4 7 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.06%) Event Store
7 3 (1.06%) Ingres
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.71%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.35%) GIS
9 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (8.83%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.36%) Jenkins
2 18 (6.36%) JIRA
3 16 (5.65%) Maven
4 11 (3.89%) Artifactory
5 10 (3.53%) CA Gen
5 10 (3.53%) JUnit
6 8 (2.83%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.47%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.12%) Fiddler
9 5 (1.77%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.41%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (1.41%) WebLogic Workshop
11 3 (1.06%) GCC
11 3 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.06%) Selenium
11 3 (1.06%) Spinnaker
12 2 (0.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (4.59%) Finance
2 12 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.18%) Electronics
3 9 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.47%) Marketing
5 3 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.06%) Front Office
6 2 (0.71%) Military
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (22.26%) Developer
2 38 (13.43%) Architect
3 29 (10.25%) Java Developer
4 27 (9.54%) Software Engineer
5 18 (6.36%) Analyst
6 17 (6.01%) Network Engineer
7 14 (4.95%) Programme Manager
8 13 (4.59%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.59%) Embedded Engineer
8 13 (4.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 13 (4.59%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 12 (4.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 12 (4.24%) Technical Architect
10 11 (3.89%) Security Architect
11 9 (3.18%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.18%) CA Gen Developer
12 8 (2.83%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.83%) Data Architect
12 8 (2.83%) Senior Software Engineer
12 8 (2.83%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.48%) .NET
2 21 (7.42%) SOAP
3 18 (6.36%) Spring
4 17 (6.01%) Hibernate
4 17 (6.01%) Web Services
5 15 (5.30%) HTML
6 13 (4.59%) REST
7 12 (4.24%) .NET Framework
7 12 (4.24%) J2EE
8 11 (3.89%) AngularJS
8 11 (3.89%) JSF
8 11 (3.89%) XML
9 10 (3.53%) CSS
9 10 (3.53%) EJB
9 10 (3.53%) Spring Boot
10 9 (3.18%) JMS
10 9 (3.18%) Node.js
11 7 (2.47%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.47%) jQuery
12 6 (2.12%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.07%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.71%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (6.36%) PKI
4 14 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.53%) CESG
6 9 (3.18%) User Experience
7 7 (2.47%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.71%) CMDB
11 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.71%) NHS
11 2 (0.71%) VHDL
11 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.07%) Windows
2 32 (11.31%) Linux
3 19 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (4.95%) Unix
6 9 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.12%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.77%) AIX
9 3 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.35%) Android
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (12.72%) Software Engineering
3 29 (10.25%) ITIL
4 28 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (8.13%) Customer Requirements
6 21 (7.42%) Scrum
7 19 (6.71%) Decision-Making
7 19 (6.71%) User Stories
8 18 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (6.36%) Test Automation
8 18 (6.36%) UML
9 17 (6.01%) Unit Testing
10 16 (5.65%) Migration
11 15 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (5.30%) Programme Management
11 15 (5.30%) Project Management
11 15 (5.30%) Requirements Management
12 14 (4.95%) Configuration Management
13 13 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (4.59%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.37%) SQL
2 40 (14.13%) Java
3 24 (8.48%) C
4 23 (8.13%) Python
5 22 (7.77%) JavaScript
6 20 (7.07%) C#
7 13 (4.59%) Java 8
8 10 (3.53%) C++
9 9 (3.18%) Groovy
9 9 (3.18%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.83%) Embedded C
10 8 (2.83%) Scala
11 6 (2.12%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.12%) Embedded C++
11 6 (2.12%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.41%) Ruby
14 3 (1.06%) Perl
15 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 222 (78.45%) SC Cleared
2 27 (9.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 23 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (7.77%) Degree
5 16 (5.65%) CCNA
6 12 (4.24%) HNC
7 11 (3.89%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (3.18%) CCNP
9 8 (2.83%) HND
10 7 (2.47%) MCSE
10 7 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.12%) BC Cleared
11 6 (2.12%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.12%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.41%) CISSP
13 4 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (1.41%) DBS Check
14 3 (1.06%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.18%) QA
2 8 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.12%) PMO
4 4 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.71%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 23 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.47%) Docker
3 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (1.41%) vSphere
4 2 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (3.89%) SCCM
2 10 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.83%) HP ALM
3 8 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.47%) Ansible
5 6 (2.12%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.41%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.41%) SCOM
6 4 (1.41%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.41%) WSUS
7 3 (1.06%) Puppet
7 3 (1.06%) Terraform
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.71%) Kibana
8 2 (0.71%) logstash
9 1 (0.35%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 38 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.77%) Cisco
3 14 (4.95%) Oracle
4 12 (4.24%) IBM
5 10 (3.53%) CA
5 10 (3.53%) HP
6 9 (3.18%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.47%) SAP
8 5 (1.77%) Juniper
8 5 (1.77%) McAfee
9 4 (1.41%) Google
9 4 (1.41%) Symantec
9 4 (1.41%) VMware
10 3 (1.06%) Blue Prism
10 3 (1.06%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.06%) Polycom
10 3 (1.06%) UiPath
11 2 (0.71%) Altera
11 2 (0.71%) Openreach
11 2 (0.71%) Splunk