Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 310 364 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.34% 24.71% 15.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.32% 67.16% 61.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 261 151
Wales median daily rate £420 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £313 £306
90th Percentile £585 £575 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Wales median hourly rate £41.78 £20.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.88% -58.76% +201.62%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.98 £40.75
90th Percentile £50.65 £58.15 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% - +74.42%

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 482 542 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.17% 36.80% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 405 274
Wales median daily rate £403 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £167 £193 £190
90th Percentile £575 £572 £475
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 13
Wales median hourly rate £31.39 £20.50 £47.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.12% -56.65% +192.64%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £14.40
90th Percentile £50.67 £61.25 £54.04
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +1 244 £400 -5.88% 23
West Wales -8 42 £525 +10.53% 1
Mid Wales - 2 £111 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 232 (74.84%) SC Cleared
2 78 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (21.29%) SQL
4 60 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 60 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (17.42%) Web Services
6 45 (14.52%) Java
7 44 (14.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 43 (13.87%) Windows
9 40 (12.90%) SQL Server
10 39 (12.58%) Ansible
11 38 (12.26%) Linux
12 37 (11.94%) Cisco
13 34 (10.97%) JavaScript
14 32 (10.32%) Python
15 31 (10.00%) ITIL
16 30 (9.68%) Open Source
17 29 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
17 29 (9.35%) Dropwizard
18 28 (9.03%) Windows Server
19 27 (8.71%) DevOps
20 26 (8.39%) REST
21 25 (8.06%) HP
21 25 (8.06%) Disclosure Scotland
22 24 (7.74%) Active Directory
22 24 (7.74%) Jenkins
23 23 (7.42%) HP Quality Center
23 23 (7.42%) Test Management
23 23 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
23 23 (7.42%) Defect Management

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 19 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.55%) IIS
4 7 (2.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.61%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.29%) Apache
7 4 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.29%) Mule
7 4 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.29%) WildFly
8 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.65%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.32%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.65%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 60 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (7.10%) AWS CloudFormation
3 14 (4.52%) PaaS
3 14 (4.52%) Serverless
4 13 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.90%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.94%) Office 365
7 4 (1.29%) GitHub
7 4 (1.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.32%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.77%) TCP/IP
1 21 (6.77%) VLAN
2 18 (5.81%) Firewall
3 16 (5.16%) DHCP
4 12 (3.87%) SAN
5 11 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (3.23%) WAN
7 9 (2.90%) DNS
7 9 (2.90%) LAN
8 8 (2.58%) VSAN
9 7 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (2.26%) MPLS
9 7 (2.26%) VPN
10 5 (1.61%) OSPF
10 5 (1.61%) SMS
11 4 (1.29%) BGP
11 4 (1.29%) IPsec
11 4 (1.29%) Junos
11 4 (1.29%) Wireless
12 3 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.10%) Relational Database
3 20 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 19 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (5.16%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.52%) Event Store
8 9 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.26%) MySQL
9 7 (2.26%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.97%) Ingres
12 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (7.74%) Jenkins
2 21 (6.77%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.29%) MSTest
5 4 (1.29%) NUnit
5 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.97%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.97%) GitLab
7 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.65%) MSI
7 2 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.32%) JIRA
8 1 (0.32%) NuGet
8 1 (0.32%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (0.32%) Selenium
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 16 (5.16%) Telecoms
2 8 (2.58%) Finance
3 5 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.97%) Back Office
4 3 (0.97%) Electronics
4 3 (0.97%) Marketing
4 3 (0.97%) Romanian Language
5 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.32%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 52 (16.77%) Developer
2 28 (9.03%) Architect
2 28 (9.03%) Java Developer
3 27 (8.71%) Network Engineer
4 19 (6.13%) Support Engineer
5 17 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (5.16%) Analyst
7 15 (4.84%) DBA
7 15 (4.84%) Test Manager
8 14 (4.52%) Consultant
8 14 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.19%) AWS Engineer
9 13 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 12 (3.87%) SQL DBA
11 11 (3.55%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (3.55%) Test Engineer
12 10 (3.23%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
13 9 (2.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.42%) Web Services
2 29 (9.35%) Dropwizard
3 26 (8.39%) REST
4 19 (6.13%) CSS
4 19 (6.13%) HTML
5 18 (5.81%) RESTful
6 17 (5.48%) .NET
6 17 (5.48%) Play Framework
7 16 (5.16%) Node.js
8 7 (2.26%) LAMP
8 7 (2.26%) SOAP
8 7 (2.26%) XML
9 6 (1.94%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.61%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.61%) HTML5
10 5 (1.61%) PySpark
11 4 (1.29%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.29%) Entity Framework
11 4 (1.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.23%) Public Cloud
3 8 (2.58%) Clustering
3 8 (2.58%) User Experience
4 6 (1.94%) NHS
5 5 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (1.29%) CESG
7 3 (0.97%) Digital Wallet
7 3 (0.97%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.97%) PMI
8 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.65%) Handset
8 2 (0.65%) iPhone
8 2 (0.65%) Replication
8 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.32%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.87%) Windows
2 38 (12.26%) Linux
3 28 (9.03%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.16%) Windows 10
5 15 (4.84%) Windows 7
6 14 (4.52%) Unix
7 13 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.55%) CentOS
9 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.61%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.29%) Debian
12 3 (0.97%) AIX
12 3 (0.97%) Android
12 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.65%) HPUX
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.65%) Solaris
13 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (10.00%) ITIL
3 30 (9.68%) Open Source
4 27 (8.71%) DevOps
5 23 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (7.42%) Defect Management
5 23 (7.42%) Test Management
6 22 (7.10%) CQRS
6 22 (7.10%) Software Engineering
7 19 (6.13%) Test Automation
8 18 (5.81%) Mentoring
9 17 (5.48%) Migration
9 17 (5.48%) Requirements Management
10 16 (5.16%) Coaching
10 16 (5.16%) Collaborative Working
11 15 (4.84%) Domain-Driven Design
11 15 (4.84%) High Availability
12 14 (4.52%) Scrum
13 13 (4.19%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (4.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.29%) SQL
2 45 (14.52%) Java
3 34 (10.97%) JavaScript
4 32 (10.32%) Python
5 16 (5.16%) C
6 12 (3.87%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.55%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.58%) Ruby
10 7 (2.26%) C#
10 7 (2.26%) Perl
10 7 (2.26%) Scala
11 4 (1.29%) PHP
11 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.97%) ABAP
12 3 (0.97%) R
13 2 (0.65%) C++
13 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 232 (74.84%) SC Cleared
2 44 (14.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 29 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (5.48%) CCNA
4 17 (5.48%) CCNP
4 17 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.19%) Degree
5 13 (4.19%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.55%) MCSE
7 10 (3.23%) CISSP
7 10 (3.23%) ISEB
8 9 (2.90%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (2.58%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.61%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.61%) HNC
11 4 (1.29%) CCDA
11 4 (1.29%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.97%) CCIE
12 3 (0.97%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.97%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (3.87%) SLA
3 4 (1.29%) GDPR
3 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.97%) HL7
4 3 (0.97%) PSD2
5 2 (0.65%) QA
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (7.74%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.23%) vSphere
4 8 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (2.26%) NFS
5 7 (2.26%) Postfix
6 5 (1.61%) iptables
6 5 (1.61%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.97%) Docker
8 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (12.58%) Ansible
2 23 (7.42%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (7.10%) Terraform
4 18 (5.81%) SCCM
5 11 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (3.55%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.23%) SCOM
7 9 (2.90%) Backup Exec
8 7 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.61%) Puppet
9 5 (1.61%) WSUS
10 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.29%) QRadar
10 4 (1.29%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
12 2 (0.65%) Nessus
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.65%) PTC Integrity
13 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 60 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.94%) Cisco
3 25 (8.06%) HP
4 20 (6.45%) McAfee
5 19 (6.13%) VMware
6 18 (5.81%) Oracle
6 18 (5.81%) Remedy
7 13 (4.19%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.23%) Juniper
8 10 (3.23%) SAP
8 10 (3.23%) Symantec
9 9 (2.90%) Cloudera
9 9 (2.90%) Google
9 9 (2.90%) Splunk
10 7 (2.26%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.26%) IBM
10 7 (2.26%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.94%) F5
12 5 (1.61%) Lotus
13 4 (1.29%) arcserve