Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 278 176 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 17.21% 15.28% 21.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 62.47% 52.38% 70.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 104 179
Wales median daily rate £450 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £145 £318
90th Percentile £575 £575 £615
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 7
Wales median hourly rate £42.00 £40.55 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.58% -33.52% +277.48%
UK median hourly rate £31.54 £32.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -1.45% -6.57% +10.84%

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 445 336 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.55% 29.17% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 228 266
Wales median daily rate £425 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -5.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £234 £159 £244
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 14
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £36.25 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.94% -36.96% +293.16%
10th Percentile £12.10 £16.75 £16.21
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £78.20
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +13.68%

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

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +4 238 £425 +11.84% 48
West Wales +1 26 £505 +1.00% 3
North Wales 0 3 £133 -25.96% 2
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 221 (79.50%) SC Cleared
2 82 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (19.42%) Microsoft
4 44 (15.83%) Cisco
4 44 (15.83%) SQL
5 39 (14.03%) Java
5 39 (14.03%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (13.67%) Windows
6 38 (13.67%) Software Engineering
7 37 (13.31%) Linux
7 37 (13.31%) C
7 37 (13.31%) SQL Server
7 37 (13.31%) Git (software)
8 36 (12.95%) Firewall
9 30 (10.79%) ITIL
10 28 (10.07%) Python
10 28 (10.07%) PKI
10 28 (10.07%) Self-Motivation
11 26 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 24 (8.63%) Jenkins
13 23 (8.27%) JIRA
13 23 (8.27%) Active Directory
13 23 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (8.27%) Scrum
13 23 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (7.91%) VoIP
14 22 (7.91%) Test Automation
15 21 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
16 20 (7.19%) Windows Server
16 20 (7.19%) Requirements 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 18 (6.47%) Confluence
1 18 (6.47%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.76%) WebSphere
3 12 (4.32%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.24%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (2.88%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.80%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.44%) IIS
9 3 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.08%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.08%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.72%) Mule
10 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.72%) WildFly
11 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.36%) FileNet
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.72%) GitHub
3 2 (0.72%) Slack
3 2 (0.72%) Trello
4 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.95%) Firewall
2 22 (7.91%) VoIP
3 17 (6.12%) Network Security
3 17 (6.12%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.68%) SNMP
5 12 (4.32%) Skype
6 10 (3.60%) DMZ
6 10 (3.60%) Telepresence
7 9 (3.24%) Junos
7 9 (3.24%) Unified Communications
8 8 (2.88%) IP Telephony
8 8 (2.88%) LAN
8 8 (2.88%) VPN
9 7 (2.52%) SAN
9 7 (2.52%) VLAN
9 7 (2.52%) WAN
10 4 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.44%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (1.44%) H.323
10 4 (1.44%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.16%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.80%) Big Data
4 5 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.08%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.08%) Event Store
6 3 (1.08%) Ingres
6 3 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.36%) HBase
7 1 (0.36%) Impala
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.63%) Jenkins
3 23 (8.27%) JIRA
4 16 (5.76%) Maven
5 15 (5.40%) Artifactory
6 12 (4.32%) Eclipse
7 10 (3.60%) JUnit
7 10 (3.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (3.24%) GCC
8 9 (3.24%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.52%) CA Gen
10 6 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (2.16%) Selenium
11 5 (1.80%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.44%) Axure RP
12 4 (1.44%) Fiddler
13 3 (1.08%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.08%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.08%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 9 (3.24%) Electronics
2 7 (2.52%) Finance
2 7 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.80%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.80%) Marketing
4 3 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.36%) Automotive
5 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (20.50%) Developer
2 31 (11.15%) Architect
2 31 (11.15%) Software Engineer
3 30 (10.79%) Network Engineer
4 23 (8.27%) Java Developer
5 20 (7.19%) Analyst
6 14 (5.04%) Business Analyst
7 12 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (4.32%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 12 (4.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 12 (4.32%) Security Architect
8 11 (3.96%) Embedded Engineer
8 11 (3.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 11 (3.96%) Senior Software Engineer
9 10 (3.60%) Design Engineer
9 10 (3.60%) Network Design Engineer
10 9 (3.24%) Software Developer
10 9 (3.24%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.88%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (2.52%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.19%) .NET
2 19 (6.83%) SOAP
3 16 (5.76%) Spring
4 15 (5.40%) AngularJS
4 15 (5.40%) Hibernate
5 13 (4.68%) Web Services
6 11 (3.96%) HTML
6 11 (3.96%) J2EE
6 11 (3.96%) JSF
6 11 (3.96%) XML
7 10 (3.60%) .NET Framework
7 10 (3.60%) REST
8 9 (3.24%) JMS
8 9 (3.24%) Node.js
8 9 (3.24%) Spring Boot
9 7 (2.52%) CSS
10 6 (2.16%) EJB
10 6 (2.16%) POSIX
11 4 (1.44%) iBATIS
11 4 (1.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.07%) PKI
1 28 (10.07%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (6.83%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.96%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.24%) CESG
5 9 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (3.24%) Video\Live Streaming
6 8 (2.88%) User Experience
7 7 (2.52%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.80%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.44%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.36%) CMDB
12 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.36%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.67%) Windows
2 37 (13.31%) Linux
3 20 (7.19%) Windows Server
4 17 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (5.04%) Unix
6 7 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.44%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.72%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (13.67%) Software Engineering
3 30 (10.79%) ITIL
4 23 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (8.27%) Scrum
4 23 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (7.91%) Test Automation
6 20 (7.19%) Migration
6 20 (7.19%) Requirements Management
7 19 (6.83%) Network Design
7 19 (6.83%) User Stories
8 18 (6.47%) Customer Requirements
9 16 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (5.40%) Project Management
11 14 (5.04%) Coaching
11 14 (5.04%) Configuration Management
12 13 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (4.68%) ITIL V3
12 13 (4.68%) UML
13 12 (4.32%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.83%) SQL
2 39 (14.03%) Java
3 37 (13.31%) C
4 28 (10.07%) Python
5 18 (6.47%) C#
6 16 (5.76%) JavaScript
7 13 (4.68%) Java 8
8 12 (4.32%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.96%) C++
10 9 (3.24%) Groovy
11 8 (2.88%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.88%) Scala
12 7 (2.52%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.16%) Embedded C++
13 6 (2.16%) Perl
13 6 (2.16%) VB
14 5 (1.80%) VBScript
15 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.44%) Ruby
15 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 221 (79.50%) SC Cleared
2 39 (14.03%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (7.19%) CCNA
4 20 (7.19%) CCNP
5 16 (5.76%) Degree
6 13 (4.68%) HNC
7 10 (3.60%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (2.88%) MCSE
8 8 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.52%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.16%) HND
10 6 (2.16%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.80%) BC Cleared
12 4 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (1.08%) CISSP
13 3 (1.08%) CLAS
13 3 (1.08%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.52%) QA
3 3 (1.08%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) GDPR
4 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) MISRA
4 1 (0.36%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
4 1 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 23 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.60%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.24%) Docker
4 8 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.80%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.08%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.24%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (2.88%) Ansible
3 8 (2.88%) SCCM
4 7 (2.52%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.80%) HP ALM
6 4 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.44%) Puppet
6 4 (1.44%) Terraform
7 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.08%) SCOM
7 3 (1.08%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.08%) WSUS
8 2 (0.72%) Kibana
8 2 (0.72%) logstash
8 2 (0.72%) Nagios
9 1 (0.36%) Oozie
Vendors
1 54 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 44 (15.83%) Cisco
3 17 (6.12%) Juniper
4 11 (3.96%) IBM
4 11 (3.96%) Oracle
5 10 (3.60%) Polycom
5 10 (3.60%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.88%) VMware
7 7 (2.52%) CA
7 7 (2.52%) HP
8 5 (1.80%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.80%) SAP
9 4 (1.44%) BT
9 4 (1.44%) EMC
9 4 (1.44%) McAfee
10 3 (1.08%) Google
10 3 (1.08%) Lotus
10 3 (1.08%) Splunk
10 3 (1.08%) Symantec
11 2 (0.72%) Nintex