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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 6 1
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 173 129 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.61% 19.55% 25.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 61.57% 62.32% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 65 89
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £469 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +117.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.22 £42.77 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £61.20 £31.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -9.88% +18.78%  

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 281 207 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 39.97% 31.36% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 133 134
Median daily rate £425 £350 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -17.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £198 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.02% +210.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £16.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £60.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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

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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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +3 100 £425 +13.33% 9
West Wales +9 55 £488 -
North Wales +7 3 - -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 302 (84.83%) SC Cleared
2 111 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (28.93%) Linux
4 95 (26.69%) Java
5 93 (26.12%) Amazon AWS
6 88 (24.72%) Ansible
7 77 (21.63%) Web Services
8 57 (16.01%) Terraform
9 55 (15.45%) Jenkins
10 53 (14.89%) Software Engineering
11 50 (14.04%) AWS CloudFormation
12 43 (12.08%) Windows
13 42 (11.80%) Scrum
14 38 (10.67%) SQL
14 38 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (10.39%) Mentoring
15 37 (10.39%) Software Delivery
16 36 (10.11%) DevOps
16 36 (10.11%) JavaScript
16 36 (10.11%) Configuration Management
17 35 (9.83%) Cisco
17 35 (9.83%) REST
18 34 (9.55%) C
18 34 (9.55%) Finance
18 34 (9.55%) Relational Database
19 33 (9.27%) HTML
20 31 (8.71%) Unix
21 30 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (8.15%) CSS
22 29 (8.15%) Open Source

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 28 (7.87%) WebLogic
2 7 (1.97%) Apache
3 6 (1.69%) Confluence
4 5 (1.40%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.56%) JCAPS
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Liferay
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.97%) MS Office
3 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.28%) assyst
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 93 (26.12%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (14.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.02%) Firewall
2 18 (5.06%) WAN
3 15 (4.21%) LAN
4 14 (3.93%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.65%) SNMP
5 13 (3.65%) VoIP
6 9 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (1.97%) SSL
8 5 (1.40%) HTTP
9 4 (1.12%) BGP
9 4 (1.12%) EIGRP
9 4 (1.12%) SAN
10 3 (0.84%) DHCP
10 3 (0.84%) DNS
10 3 (0.84%) Internet
10 3 (0.84%) IPsec
10 3 (0.84%) Network Security
10 3 (0.84%) OSPF
11 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.55%) Relational Database
2 10 (2.81%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.97%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.12%) Event Store
6 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.84%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.84%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.56%) MySQL
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.56%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.28%) MS Access
9 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (15.45%) Jenkins
2 27 (7.58%) Cucumber
3 23 (6.46%) Selenium
4 22 (6.18%) JUnit
5 19 (5.34%) Git (software)
5 19 (5.34%) JBehave
6 10 (2.81%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.81%) GCC
6 10 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (2.53%) Maven
8 7 (1.97%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.69%) Ant
9 6 (1.69%) ClearQuest
9 6 (1.69%) JIRA
10 5 (1.40%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.56%) CA Gen
12 2 (0.56%) Grunt
12 2 (0.56%) gulp
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (9.55%) Finance
2 26 (7.30%) Telecoms
3 23 (6.46%) Marketing
4 16 (4.49%) Electronics
4 16 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.25%) Legal
6 5 (1.40%) Military
6 5 (1.40%) Publishing
7 3 (0.84%) Avionics
7 3 (0.84%) Retail
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 86 (24.16%) Developer
2 53 (14.89%) Java Developer
3 43 (12.08%) Cloud Engineer
4 40 (11.24%) Software Engineer
5 36 (10.11%) Network Engineer
6 24 (6.74%) Linux Engineer
7 23 (6.46%) AWS Engineer
8 22 (6.18%) Architect
8 22 (6.18%) Cloud Developer
8 22 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (5.90%) Java Engineer
9 21 (5.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 19 (5.34%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 18 (5.06%) C Software Engineer
11 18 (5.06%) Support Engineer
12 16 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.21%) Analyst
13 15 (4.21%) Applications Developer
13 15 (4.21%) AWS Developer
14 14 (3.93%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (21.63%) Web Services
2 35 (9.83%) REST
3 33 (9.27%) HTML
4 29 (8.15%) CSS
5 28 (7.87%) JSON
6 24 (6.74%) XML
7 22 (6.18%) Dropwizard
8 13 (3.65%) Spring
9 10 (2.81%) RESTful
10 7 (1.97%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.40%) HTML5
11 5 (1.40%) iXBRL
11 5 (1.40%) Kafka
11 5 (1.40%) Spring Boot
12 4 (1.12%) .NET
12 4 (1.12%) Ajax
12 4 (1.12%) jQuery
13 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.84%) MCollective
13 3 (0.84%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.81%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (1.40%) Data Centre
3 5 (1.40%) PMI
4 4 (1.12%) User Experience
5 3 (0.84%) Algorithms
5 3 (0.84%) CESG
5 3 (0.84%) Clustering
5 3 (0.84%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.84%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.56%) CMDB
6 2 (0.56%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.56%) PKI
6 2 (0.56%) W3C
7 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.28%) LPAR
7 1 (0.28%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exalogic
7 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 103 (28.93%) Linux
2 43 (12.08%) Windows
3 31 (8.71%) Unix
4 19 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.53%) Debian
6 7 (1.97%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.40%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.12%) AIX
10 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) HPUX
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.28%) pSOS
12 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (14.89%) Software Engineering
3 42 (11.80%) Scrum
4 38 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (10.39%) Mentoring
5 37 (10.39%) Software Delivery
6 36 (10.11%) Configuration Management
6 36 (10.11%) DevOps
7 29 (8.15%) Open Source
8 26 (7.30%) Domain-Driven Design
9 24 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (5.90%) ITIL
11 20 (5.62%) Automated Testing
11 20 (5.62%) Problem Management
11 20 (5.62%) Programme Management
12 18 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (5.06%) UML
13 16 (4.49%) Digital Marketing
14 15 (4.21%) Customer Requirements
15 14 (3.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (26.69%) Java
2 38 (10.67%) SQL
3 36 (10.11%) JavaScript
4 34 (9.55%) C
5 9 (2.53%) C++
6 8 (2.25%) C#
6 8 (2.25%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.97%) Go
7 7 (1.97%) Perl
8 5 (1.40%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.40%) Python
9 4 (1.12%) ABAP
9 4 (1.12%) Embedded C
9 4 (1.12%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.56%) Tcl
10 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.28%) Groovy
11 1 (0.28%) Lisp
11 1 (0.28%) Scala
11 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 302 (84.83%) SC Cleared
2 17 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (4.49%) CCNP
4 14 (3.93%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.25%) CCNA
7 7 (1.97%) CISSP
7 7 (1.97%) ISEB
8 6 (1.69%) CEH
8 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.40%) MCITP
9 5 (1.40%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.40%) PMP
10 4 (1.12%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.12%) MCSE
11 3 (0.84%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.56%) CCIE
12 2 (0.56%) Degree
12 2 (0.56%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.87%) SLA
2 19 (5.34%) QA
3 18 (5.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.56%) HL7
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (2.53%) ProxySG
2 6 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.40%) Docker
4 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.28%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 88 (24.72%) Ansible
2 57 (16.01%) Terraform
3 19 (5.34%) Puppet
4 8 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.12%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.84%) Nessus
6 3 (0.84%) Packer
6 3 (0.84%) Rundeck
6 3 (0.84%) SCCM
6 3 (0.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.84%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.56%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (9.83%) Cisco
2 27 (7.58%) SAP
3 22 (6.18%) Red Hat
4 21 (5.90%) Microsoft
5 17 (4.78%) Intel Security
6 16 (4.49%) Oracle
7 14 (3.93%) Blue Coat
8 13 (3.65%) Fortinet
9 11 (3.09%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.81%) Sonatype
11 9 (2.53%) F5
11 9 (2.53%) Juniper
12 8 (2.25%) IBM
12 8 (2.25%) VMware
13 7 (1.97%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.69%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.12%) Avaya
15 4 (1.12%) CA
16 3 (0.84%) BMC
16 3 (0.84%) Hitachi
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend
South Wales Police
Rate: £27,519 rising to £31,938
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago