Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 216 318 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.05% 22.33% 17.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.91% 70.98% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 200 180
Wales median daily rate £413 £450 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +11.39% +5.28%
10th Percentile £163 £319 £312
90th Percentile £575 £613 £500
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Wales median hourly rate £41.78 £55.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.05% +91.30% +78.79%
10th Percentile £23.75 £14.36 £11.71
90th Percentile £58.75 £81.80 £55.27
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £32.66 £30.90
% change year-on-year -3.54% +5.68% +54.50%

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 373 448 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.16% 31.46% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 300 299
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £141 £221 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 16
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% +177.11% +23.29%
10th Percentile £14.99 £14.45 £10.09
90th Percentile £58.75 £78.00 £43.39
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -3 153 £375 -11.76% 7
West Wales -4 38 £500 -3.85% 1
Mid Wales +4 3 £111 -
North Wales 0 3 £180 - 1
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 162 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 62 (28.70%) SQL
3 58 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (23.61%) Amazon AWS
5 50 (23.15%) Web Services
6 41 (18.98%) Microsoft
7 39 (18.06%) Java
8 37 (17.13%) Linux
9 34 (15.74%) Windows
10 33 (15.28%) Ansible
11 31 (14.35%) SQL Server
12 27 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (12.50%) Terraform
13 26 (12.04%) BPSS Clearance
13 26 (12.04%) Open Source
14 24 (11.11%) DevOps
15 22 (10.19%) Software Engineering
16 19 (8.80%) Migration
16 19 (8.80%) JavaScript
16 19 (8.80%) Python
16 19 (8.80%) Windows Server
16 19 (8.80%) Dropwizard
17 18 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
17 18 (8.33%) Relational Database
17 18 (8.33%) RESTful
17 18 (8.33%) Git (software)
18 17 (7.87%) Test Automation
18 17 (7.87%) Oracle
18 17 (7.87%) ITIL
19 16 (7.41%) Project 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 9 (4.17%) IIS
1 9 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 9 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.85%) Mule
2 4 (1.85%) OpenROAD
2 4 (1.85%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.85%) WildFly
3 3 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.39%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.39%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (6.94%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 51 (23.61%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 15 (6.94%) Serverless
4 14 (6.48%) PaaS
5 11 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.85%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.85%) IaaS
7 2 (0.93%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.46%) GitHub
8 1 (0.46%) Office 365
8 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.48%) VLAN
2 12 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.17%) DHCP
4 8 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (3.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (3.24%) DNS
5 7 (3.24%) Firewall
5 7 (3.24%) VSAN
6 5 (2.31%) MPLS
6 5 (2.31%) OSPF
6 5 (2.31%) SAN
7 4 (1.85%) BGP
7 4 (1.85%) IPsec
7 4 (1.85%) Junos
7 4 (1.85%) VPN
8 3 (1.39%) LAN
8 3 (1.39%) Skype
8 3 (1.39%) WAN
9 1 (0.46%) POP3
9 1 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 16 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 13 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (2.31%) Ingres
8 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.85%) Event Store
9 4 (1.85%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.39%) Big Data
10 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.93%) JBehave
6 2 (0.93%) JUnit
6 2 (0.93%) Selenium
7 1 (0.46%) Ant
7 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.46%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.46%) Maven
7 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.46%) MSI
7 1 (0.46%) MSTest
7 1 (0.46%) NUnit
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.46%) Toad
General
1 12 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.24%) Finance
3 6 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.85%) Back Office
4 4 (1.85%) Electronics
4 4 (1.85%) Marketing
5 3 (1.39%) Romanian Language
6 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 36 (16.67%) Developer
2 27 (12.50%) Architect
3 25 (11.57%) Java Developer
4 18 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (7.87%) Analyst
6 16 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.41%) Network Engineer
7 14 (6.48%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (5.09%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.17%) DBA
9 9 (4.17%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
10 8 (3.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.70%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (3.70%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.70%) SQL DBA
11 7 (3.24%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.15%) Web Services
2 19 (8.80%) Dropwizard
3 18 (8.33%) RESTful
4 16 (7.41%) HTML
5 15 (6.94%) CSS
6 14 (6.48%) .NET
6 14 (6.48%) Node.js
7 10 (4.63%) REST
8 8 (3.70%) SOAP
8 8 (3.70%) XML
9 4 (1.85%) Middleware
9 4 (1.85%) Play Framework
10 3 (1.39%) JSON
11 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.93%) CGI
11 2 (0.93%) EDI
11 2 (0.93%) LAMP
11 2 (0.93%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.02%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.78%) Handset
2 6 (2.78%) NHS
2 6 (2.78%) PMI
3 4 (1.85%) CESG
3 4 (1.85%) Clustering
3 4 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (1.39%) CLARiiON
4 3 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.39%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.93%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.46%) iPhone
6 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.13%) Linux
2 34 (15.74%) Windows
3 19 (8.80%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.63%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.17%) Unix
5 9 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.85%) AIX
7 4 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.39%) CentOS
8 3 (1.39%) Debian
9 1 (0.46%) Android
9 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (12.04%) Open Source
3 24 (11.11%) DevOps
4 22 (10.19%) Software Engineering
5 19 (8.80%) Migration
6 17 (7.87%) ITIL
6 17 (7.87%) Test Automation
7 16 (7.41%) Project Management
8 15 (6.94%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 14 (6.48%) PRINCE2
10 13 (6.02%) CQRS
11 12 (5.56%) Coaching
11 12 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
11 12 (5.56%) High Availability
12 11 (5.09%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (5.09%) Service Delivery
12 11 (5.09%) Software Delivery
13 10 (4.63%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.63%) Information Security
13 10 (4.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 62 (28.70%) SQL
2 39 (18.06%) Java
3 19 (8.80%) JavaScript
3 19 (8.80%) Python
4 10 (4.63%) C
5 9 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.24%) C#
7 5 (2.31%) Scala
8 4 (1.85%) Ingres ABF
8 4 (1.85%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.39%) C++
10 2 (0.93%) Perl
10 2 (0.93%) Ruby
10 2 (0.93%) VBScript
11 1 (0.46%) PHP
11 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.46%) R
11 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 162 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 26 (12.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 14 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.56%) CISSP
5 10 (4.63%) CCNA
6 9 (4.17%) CCNP
6 9 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
6 9 (4.17%) Degree
6 9 (4.17%) ISEB
6 9 (4.17%) MCSE
7 7 (3.24%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.78%) JNCIA
8 6 (2.78%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.31%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.85%) CCDA
10 4 (1.85%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.39%) CISMP
11 3 (1.39%) HNC
12 2 (0.93%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (3.70%) SLA
3 4 (1.85%) HL7
3 4 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.39%) GDPR
4 3 (1.39%) PSD2
5 2 (0.93%) QA
6 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.70%) vSphere
4 7 (3.24%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.39%) XenApp
7 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.93%) iptables
7 2 (0.93%) NFS
7 2 (0.93%) Postfix
7 2 (0.93%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (15.28%) Ansible
2 27 (12.50%) Terraform
3 10 (4.63%) SCCM
4 9 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (3.70%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.70%) SCOM
6 7 (3.24%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.24%) Puppet
7 6 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.39%) QRadar
9 3 (1.39%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (1.39%) WSUS
10 1 (0.46%) Oozie
10 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.87%) Oracle
3 16 (7.41%) Cisco
3 16 (7.41%) VMware
4 9 (4.17%) HP
4 9 (4.17%) McAfee
4 9 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.70%) Juniper
5 8 (3.70%) SAP
6 7 (3.24%) Symantec
7 6 (2.78%) Cloudera
7 6 (2.78%) F5
8 4 (1.85%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.85%) Citrix
8 4 (1.85%) Google
8 4 (1.85%) Remedy
9 3 (1.39%) arcserve
9 3 (1.39%) BMC
9 3 (1.39%) IBM
9 3 (1.39%) RedGate