Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 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 Check (SC) Clearance
South West > Bristol
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 6 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 167 254 165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 17.75% 13.39% 9.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.53% 52.59% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 157 71
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -6.02%
10th Percentile £300 £314 £200
90th Percentile £651 £624 £538
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 12
Median hourly rate £42.12 £42.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.27% -5.08% +16.45%
10th Percentile £35.00 £17.50 £19.26
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.20 £47.00
South West median hourly rate £39.38 £43.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -8.41% -3.37% +11.25%

SC 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 Bristol with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bristol
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 251 483 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 26.67% 25.46% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 282 203
Median daily rate £450 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £227
90th Percentile £625 £650 £560
South West median daily rate £481 £450 £421
% change year-on-year +6.83% +6.89% +5.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.63 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +0.93% +7.33%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.10% -3.76%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Bristol

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Bristol

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Bristol over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Bristol

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Bristol

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in Bristol over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Bristol

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (14.37%) Oracle
4 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
4 20 (11.98%) Linux
5 18 (10.78%) Windows
5 18 (10.78%) Project Management
6 17 (10.18%) Finance
7 15 (8.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (8.38%) Public Sector
9 13 (7.78%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (7.78%) Software Engineering
9 13 (7.78%) Programme Management
10 12 (7.19%) JavaScript
10 12 (7.19%) C++
11 11 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (6.59%) PRINCE2
11 11 (6.59%) Data Modelling
11 11 (6.59%) Law
11 11 (6.59%) Migration
11 11 (6.59%) Oracle Payroll
11 11 (6.59%) Scrum
12 10 (5.99%) DV Cleared
12 10 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
12 10 (5.99%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (5.99%) Risk Management
12 10 (5.99%) Unix
12 10 (5.99%) Java
12 10 (5.99%) C#

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.80%) Confluence
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.80%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (6.59%) Oracle Payroll
2 10 (5.99%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (3.59%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.19%) Office 365
2 6 (3.59%) Power Platform
3 4 (2.40%) Azure
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) AWS
4 1 (0.60%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.59%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.99%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.60%) BGP
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) HSRP
4 1 (0.60%) LAN
4 1 (0.60%) OSPF
4 1 (0.60%) RIP
4 1 (0.60%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.60%) VLAN
4 1 (0.60%) VPN
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
4 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.99%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.79%) Oracle Discoverer
3 6 (3.59%) Power BI
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.80%) Big Data
5 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.20%) Impala
6 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.60%) DTS
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Oracle APEX
1 8 (4.79%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (4.79%) Toad
2 7 (4.19%) NetBeans
3 6 (3.59%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.99%) JIRA
4 5 (2.99%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.40%) Selenium
6 2 (1.20%) GDB
7 1 (0.60%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.60%) Hudson
7 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.60%) Mockito
7 1 (0.60%) Polyspace
7 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.60%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.60%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (10.18%) Finance
2 14 (8.38%) Public Sector
3 11 (6.59%) Law
4 7 (4.19%) Military
5 6 (3.59%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.20%) Billing
6 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.20%) Police
6 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Avionics
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (12.57%) Analyst
2 16 (9.58%) Architect
2 16 (9.58%) Developer
3 12 (7.19%) Project Officer
3 12 (7.19%) Project Support Officer
3 12 (7.19%) Support Officer
4 11 (6.59%) Consultant
4 11 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (4.79%) Business Analyst
5 8 (4.79%) Database Specialist
5 8 (4.79%) Test Analyst
6 7 (4.19%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 7 (4.19%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) Test Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (2.99%) Administrator
8 5 (2.99%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (2.99%) Project Manager
8 5 (2.99%) Security Officer
9 4 (2.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.79%) Web Services
2 7 (4.19%) .NET
3 5 (2.99%) ActiveX
3 5 (2.99%) DirectX
3 5 (2.99%) MFC
3 5 (2.99%) Node.js
3 5 (2.99%) OpenGL
3 5 (2.99%) Qt
4 4 (2.40%) CGI
4 4 (2.40%) Middleware
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (1.80%) REST
6 2 (1.20%) CORBA
6 2 (1.20%) CSS
6 2 (1.20%) HTML
6 2 (1.20%) HTML5
6 2 (1.20%) MDX
6 2 (1.20%) React
6 2 (1.20%) SOAP
6 2 (1.20%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.40%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (1.80%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.80%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.20%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.98%) Linux
2 18 (10.78%) Windows
3 10 (5.99%) Unix
4 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (10.78%) Project Management
3 15 (8.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (7.78%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (7.78%) Programme Management
4 13 (7.78%) Software Engineering
5 11 (6.59%) Data Modelling
5 11 (6.59%) Migration
5 11 (6.59%) PRINCE2
5 11 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (6.59%) Scrum
6 10 (5.99%) Risk Management
6 10 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (5.39%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (5.39%) Project Delivery
7 9 (5.39%) Quality Management
7 9 (5.39%) Resource Management
7 9 (5.39%) Scenario Testing
7 9 (5.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (4.79%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.19%) C++
1 12 (7.19%) JavaScript
2 10 (5.99%) C#
2 10 (5.99%) Java
3 8 (4.79%) C
4 7 (4.19%) SQL
5 5 (2.99%) GLSL
5 5 (2.99%) HLSL
6 4 (2.40%) Ada
7 3 (1.80%) Ada 95
7 3 (1.80%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.80%) Python
8 2 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (1.20%) Scala
8 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.60%) VB
9 1 (0.60%) VBA
9 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.99%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.19%) Degree
4 3 (1.80%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.20%) APMP
5 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.20%) PMP
6 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.60%) CISM
6 1 (0.60%) CISSP
6 1 (0.60%) IISP
6 1 (0.60%) ISEB
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.20%) NIST
4 1 (0.60%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.60%) RMADS
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) HDFS
1 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.20%) vSphere
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.60%) Snort
2 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.60%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (14.37%) Oracle
2 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.59%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (2.99%) ArcSight
5 3 (1.80%) Cognos
5 3 (1.80%) IBM
6 2 (1.20%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.20%) SAP
6 2 (1.20%) VMware
7 1 (0.60%) Ariba
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix
7 1 (0.60%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow