Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 303 285 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.38% 21.35% 18.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.06% 59.87% 62.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 205 127
Wales median daily rate £405 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00% -11.24%
10th Percentile £193 £324 £310
90th Percentile £564 £548 £509
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Wales median hourly rate £39.50 £20.50 £47.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.68% -56.52% +223.35%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.65 £38.71
90th Percentile £50.48 £56.85 £64.52
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -44.74% -5.00% +31.15%

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 473 476 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.81% 35.66% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 365 235
Wales median daily rate £400 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £194 £190 £190
90th Percentile £560 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 17
Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -56.38% +254.72%
10th Percentile £10.90 £12.10 £17.48
90th Percentile £49.52 £55.90 £70.90
UK median hourly rate £24.28 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -19.08% -7.69% +47.73%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 0 268 £400 -5.88% 29
West Wales 0 28 £550 +15.79%
North Wales -1 1 £133 - 2
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 233 (76.90%) SC Cleared
2 76 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (21.12%) Microsoft
4 49 (16.17%) Cisco
5 40 (13.20%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (12.54%) Windows
7 35 (11.55%) Python
8 34 (11.22%) Firewall
9 32 (10.56%) SQL
9 32 (10.56%) Requirements Management
10 31 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (9.24%) C
12 28 (9.24%) ITIL
12 28 (9.24%) Git (software)
12 28 (9.24%) Jenkins
13 27 (8.91%) SQL Server
14 26 (8.58%) Java
14 26 (8.58%) JavaScript
14 26 (8.58%) Linux
14 26 (8.58%) Software Engineering
14 26 (8.58%) BPSS Clearance
15 25 (8.25%) Unix
15 25 (8.25%) MS Exchange
16 24 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
17 23 (7.59%) HP
17 23 (7.59%) Migration
18 22 (7.26%) CCNP
18 22 (7.26%) Defect Management
18 22 (7.26%) Coaching

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 25 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.93%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.96%) IBM Notes
4 11 (3.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (3.63%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.64%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.98%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.32%) Apache
8 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.99%) Confluence
9 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.99%) nginx
10 2 (0.66%) IIS
10 2 (0.66%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.66%) Mule
10 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.66%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.65%) GitHub
3 5 (1.65%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.65%) Office 365
4 2 (0.66%) IaaS
4 2 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) npm
5 1 (0.33%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.22%) Firewall
2 21 (6.93%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.95%) WAN
4 14 (4.62%) LAN
4 14 (4.62%) SAN
5 12 (3.96%) VoIP
6 11 (3.63%) Skype
7 10 (3.30%) DHCP
8 9 (2.97%) IP Telephony
8 9 (2.97%) Network Security
8 9 (2.97%) Telepresence
8 9 (2.97%) Unified Communications
8 9 (2.97%) VLAN
9 8 (2.64%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (2.64%) VPN
9 8 (2.64%) Wireless
10 7 (2.31%) Cisco ISE
10 7 (2.31%) Junos
11 5 (1.65%) DNS
12 4 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.96%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (3.63%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.30%) Event Store
5 7 (2.31%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.65%) MySQL
7 5 (1.65%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.99%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.99%) Big Data
9 3 (0.99%) HBase
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.66%) Impala
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (9.24%) Git (software)
1 28 (9.24%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.28%) Artifactory
3 15 (4.95%) JIRA
4 9 (2.97%) ClearCase
4 9 (2.97%) ClearQuest
4 9 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (2.64%) Maven
5 8 (2.64%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.65%) GitLab
7 5 (1.65%) Selenium
8 4 (1.32%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.32%) MSTest
8 4 (1.32%) NUnit
8 4 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.99%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.99%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.99%) Subversion
9 3 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (4.62%) Telecoms
2 6 (1.98%) Finance
3 4 (1.32%) Electronics
4 3 (0.99%) Back Office
4 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.99%) Marketing
5 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.66%) Automotive
5 2 (0.66%) Publishing
6 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (16.50%) Developer
2 29 (9.57%) Network Engineer
3 22 (7.26%) Test Manager
4 19 (6.27%) Support Engineer
5 16 (5.28%) Analyst
6 14 (4.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 13 (4.29%) Architect
7 13 (4.29%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.63%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (3.63%) Java Developer
9 10 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (2.64%) Consultant
11 8 (2.64%) IP Engineer
11 8 (2.64%) IP Telephony Engineer
11 8 (2.64%) Service Analyst
11 8 (2.64%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (2.64%) Telephony Engineer
12 7 (2.31%) DBA
12 7 (2.31%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.93%) REST
2 15 (4.95%) HTML
2 15 (4.95%) Play Framework
2 15 (4.95%) Web Services
3 13 (4.29%) .NET
3 13 (4.29%) CSS
4 12 (3.96%) Dropwizard
4 12 (3.96%) React
5 11 (3.63%) AngularJS
5 11 (3.63%) HTML5
6 10 (3.30%) jQuery
7 9 (2.97%) Node.js
8 8 (2.64%) XML
9 7 (2.31%) PySpark
10 6 (1.98%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.98%) Backbone.js
10 6 (1.98%) CSS3
10 6 (1.98%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (1.65%) JSF
11 5 (1.65%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.28%) PKI
4 10 (3.30%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.30%) User Experience
5 9 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.97%) Video\Live Streaming
6 7 (2.31%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (1.65%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.32%) CESG
8 4 (1.32%) Clustering
8 4 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.99%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.99%) NHS
9 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.99%) PMI
10 2 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.54%) Windows
2 26 (8.58%) Linux
3 25 (8.25%) Unix
4 22 (7.26%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.95%) Windows 10
6 13 (4.29%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.64%) CentOS
7 8 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.32%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.99%) Android
9 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.66%) AIX
10 2 (0.66%) Debian
10 2 (0.66%) HPUX
10 2 (0.66%) Solaris
10 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (10.56%) Requirements Management
3 31 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (9.24%) ITIL
6 26 (8.58%) Software Engineering
7 23 (7.59%) Migration
8 22 (7.26%) Coaching
8 22 (7.26%) Defect Management
9 21 (6.93%) Mentoring
9 21 (6.93%) Test Management
10 17 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (5.61%) Test Automation
11 16 (5.28%) DevOps
11 16 (5.28%) Project Management
12 15 (4.95%) Open Source
12 15 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (4.29%) Configuration Management
13 13 (4.29%) Scrum
14 12 (3.96%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.55%) Python
2 32 (10.56%) SQL
3 28 (9.24%) C
4 26 (8.58%) Java
4 26 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 19 (6.27%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.62%) Perl
7 12 (3.96%) Java 8
7 12 (3.96%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.63%) Ruby
9 10 (3.30%) Bash Shell
9 10 (3.30%) C#
9 10 (3.30%) Scala
10 5 (1.65%) R
11 4 (1.32%) PHP
11 4 (1.32%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.99%) ABAP
12 3 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.99%) VB
12 3 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 233 (76.90%) SC Cleared
2 40 (13.20%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (8.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 22 (7.26%) CCNP
5 19 (6.27%) CCNA
6 14 (4.62%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.30%) Degree
8 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.98%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.65%) HNC
11 4 (1.32%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.32%) MCSA
11 4 (1.32%) MCSE
11 4 (1.32%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.32%) PMP
12 3 (0.99%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.66%) CCIE
13 2 (0.66%) CLAS
13 2 (0.66%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (3.30%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) MISRA
3 2 (0.66%) MISRA C
3 2 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.64%) Docker
4 7 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.65%) NFS
5 5 (1.65%) Postfix
5 5 (1.65%) vSphere
6 3 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.99%) iptables
6 3 (0.99%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.33%) etcd
7 1 (0.33%) flannel
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (6.93%) HP ALM
1 21 (6.93%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (5.28%) Ansible
3 12 (3.96%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (3.63%) SCCM
5 9 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.65%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.32%) Puppet
9 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (0.99%) Rundeck
9 3 (0.99%) SCOM
9 3 (0.99%) Terraform
10 2 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.66%) Nessus
10 2 (0.66%) Oozie
10 2 (0.66%) PTC Integrity
10 2 (0.66%) QRadar
10 2 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (21.12%) Microsoft
2 49 (16.17%) Cisco
3 23 (7.59%) HP
4 20 (6.60%) Remedy
5 18 (5.94%) IBM
6 17 (5.61%) McAfee
7 14 (4.62%) VMware
8 13 (4.29%) Juniper
9 12 (3.96%) Lotus
10 11 (3.63%) Atlassian
10 11 (3.63%) Red Hat
11 10 (3.30%) Cloudera
12 9 (2.97%) Polycom
12 9 (2.97%) Sonatype
13 8 (2.64%) Nintex
14 7 (2.31%) CheckPoint
14 7 (2.31%) Oracle
14 7 (2.31%) Splunk
15 6 (1.98%) SAP
15 6 (1.98%) Symantec