Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 262 191 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 17.85% 15.85% 20.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 61.36% 53.65% 69.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 117 131
Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £307 £235 £323
90th Percentile £575 £540 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 8
Wales median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -22.65% +210.36%
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -42.86% -1.41% +4.91%

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 427 356 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 29.09% 29.54% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 251 206
Wales median daily rate £423 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £255 £175 £259
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 11
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £35.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.09% -25.53% +248.15%
10th Percentile £10.84 £13.00 £17.63
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £80.00
UK median hourly rate £22.54 £29.25 £27.61
% change year-on-year -22.96% +5.94% +20.04%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Wales over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Wales over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Wales

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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 16 August 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 +3 225 £425 +6.25% 25
West Wales 0 24 £520 +9.47% 1
North Wales -2 3 £133 -25.96% 4
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 208 (79.39%) SC Cleared
2 70 (26.72%) Microsoft
3 59 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (18.70%) Cisco
5 44 (16.79%) Firewall
5 44 (16.79%) Git (software)
6 42 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (15.27%) SQL
8 38 (14.50%) SQL Server
8 38 (14.50%) Windows
9 36 (13.74%) C
9 36 (13.74%) Software Engineering
10 34 (12.98%) Linux
11 33 (12.60%) PKI
12 32 (12.21%) Python
12 32 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (11.83%) MS Exchange
14 30 (11.45%) ITIL
14 30 (11.45%) Self-Motivation
15 29 (11.07%) Migration
16 27 (10.31%) Requirements Management
16 27 (10.31%) Jenkins
17 26 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (9.54%) Active Directory
18 25 (9.54%) Windows Server
19 24 (9.16%) VoIP
20 23 (8.78%) Java
21 22 (8.40%) JIRA
21 22 (8.40%) Artifactory
22 21 (8.02%) Test Automation

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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 31 (11.83%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.11%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.73%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.82%) Confluence
5 8 (3.05%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.67%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.91%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.15%) IIS
10 3 (1.15%) nginx
10 3 (1.15%) OpenROAD
11 2 (0.76%) Mule
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.91%) GitHub
4 2 (0.76%) IaaS
4 2 (0.76%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.76%) PaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.79%) Firewall
2 24 (9.16%) VoIP
3 18 (6.87%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.11%) Network Security
5 15 (5.73%) Telepresence
6 14 (5.34%) Skype
6 14 (5.34%) Unified Communications
7 13 (4.96%) IP Telephony
8 12 (4.58%) LAN
9 11 (4.20%) Junos
9 11 (4.20%) WAN
10 10 (3.82%) SNMP
11 9 (3.44%) VLAN
11 9 (3.44%) VPN
12 8 (3.05%) SAN
13 6 (2.29%) DMZ
14 5 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.91%) Cisco ISE
14 5 (1.91%) H.323
14 5 (1.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.91%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.15%) Ingres
5 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.76%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.76%) HBase
6 2 (0.76%) Impala
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.38%) Big Data
7 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (16.79%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.31%) Jenkins
3 22 (8.40%) Artifactory
3 22 (8.40%) JIRA
4 14 (5.34%) Maven
5 11 (4.20%) Visual Studio
5 11 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (3.44%) ClearCase
6 9 (3.44%) ClearQuest
6 9 (3.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (3.05%) Selenium
8 7 (2.67%) CA Gen
8 7 (2.67%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.67%) GCC
9 6 (2.29%) JUnit
9 6 (2.29%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (2.29%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.91%) GitLab
11 4 (1.53%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.15%) Bitbucket
General
1 9 (3.44%) Electronics
2 8 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.67%) Finance
4 5 (1.91%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.91%) Marketing
5 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.76%) Automotive
6 2 (0.76%) Military
6 2 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (18.32%) Developer
2 28 (10.69%) Network Engineer
3 27 (10.31%) Software Engineer
4 24 (9.16%) Architect
5 15 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (4.20%) IP Engineer
7 11 (4.20%) IP Telephony Engineer
7 11 (4.20%) Java Developer
7 11 (4.20%) Telephony Engineer
7 11 (4.20%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 10 (3.82%) Design Engineer
8 10 (3.82%) Network Design Engineer
8 10 (3.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 10 (3.82%) Test Manager
9 9 (3.44%) Analyst
9 9 (3.44%) Security Architect
10 8 (3.05%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.05%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 8 (3.05%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.87%) AngularJS
2 13 (4.96%) Node.js
3 12 (4.58%) .NET
4 11 (4.20%) HTML
4 11 (4.20%) JSF
5 10 (3.82%) React
5 10 (3.82%) SOAP
6 9 (3.44%) Spring
6 9 (3.44%) XML
7 8 (3.05%) CSS
7 8 (3.05%) Hibernate
7 8 (3.05%) REST
8 7 (2.67%) J2EE
8 7 (2.67%) Web Services
9 6 (2.29%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.29%) HTML5
9 6 (2.29%) JMS
9 6 (2.29%) jQuery
9 6 (2.29%) Spring Boot
10 5 (1.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.60%) PKI
2 30 (11.45%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.34%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (5.34%) Video\Live Streaming
4 12 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.44%) CESG
7 8 (3.05%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.67%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.67%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.29%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.53%) User Experience
11 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
13 1 (0.38%) CMDB
13 1 (0.38%) NHS
13 1 (0.38%) PMI
13 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.50%) Windows
2 34 (12.98%) Linux
3 25 (9.54%) Windows Server
4 21 (8.02%) Unix
5 13 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.67%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.29%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.53%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.15%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.76%) AIX
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (13.74%) Software Engineering
3 32 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (11.45%) ITIL
5 29 (11.07%) Migration
6 27 (10.31%) Requirements Management
7 21 (8.02%) Test Automation
8 20 (7.63%) Configuration Management
9 19 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (7.25%) Project Management
10 18 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 17 (6.49%) DevOps
12 16 (6.11%) Network Design
13 13 (4.96%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (4.96%) Work Breakdown Structure
14 12 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (4.20%) Defect Management
15 11 (4.20%) Server Management
16 10 (3.82%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.27%) SQL
2 36 (13.74%) C
3 32 (12.21%) Python
4 23 (8.78%) Java
5 17 (6.49%) PowerShell
6 16 (6.11%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.73%) C#
8 13 (4.96%) Perl
9 11 (4.20%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.44%) Ruby
10 9 (3.44%) Scala
11 8 (3.05%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.67%) VB
13 6 (2.29%) C++
13 6 (2.29%) Groovy
13 6 (2.29%) Java 8
13 6 (2.29%) VBScript
14 5 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.15%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.76%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 208 (79.39%) SC Cleared
2 42 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (8.02%) CCNP
4 17 (6.49%) CCNA
5 14 (5.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (4.96%) Degree
7 12 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.20%) HNC
9 10 (3.82%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.44%) MCSE
11 7 (2.67%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.91%) BC Cleared
12 5 (1.91%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (1.53%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.15%) AWS Certification
14 3 (1.15%) CLAS
14 3 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (1.15%) HND
14 3 (1.15%) MCSA
15 2 (0.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.76%) MISRA
3 2 (0.76%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.38%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (9.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.96%) Docker
3 12 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.29%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (2.29%) vSphere
6 3 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.38%) etcd
7 1 (0.38%) flannel
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (3.82%) Ansible
2 10 (3.82%) HP ALM
2 10 (3.82%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (3.44%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.05%) Puppet
4 8 (3.05%) SCCM
5 7 (2.67%) Terraform
6 6 (2.29%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.29%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.29%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (1.15%) Rundeck
7 3 (1.15%) SCOM
7 3 (1.15%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.15%) WSUS
8 2 (0.76%) Nagios
8 2 (0.76%) QRadar
Vendors
1 70 (26.72%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.70%) Cisco
3 20 (7.63%) Juniper
4 15 (5.73%) Polycom
5 14 (5.34%) IBM
6 13 (4.96%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.58%) McAfee
7 12 (4.58%) VMware
8 11 (4.20%) Atlassian
9 10 (3.82%) HP
10 9 (3.44%) Oracle
10 9 (3.44%) Sonatype
11 7 (2.67%) CA
11 7 (2.67%) Lotus
11 7 (2.67%) Nintex
12 6 (2.29%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.29%) Cloudera
12 6 (2.29%) Symantec
13 5 (1.91%) Remedy
13 5 (1.91%) Splunk