Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 7 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 198 275 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.89% 13.23% 8.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.41% 53.71% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 170 84
Bristol median daily rate £527 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.88% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £317 £313 £138
90th Percentile £663 £553 £600
South West median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 9
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £37.78 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +115.86% -53.33%
10th Percentile £32.38 £17.50 £17.49
90th Percentile £51.38 £65.58 £25.05
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.13 £41.15
% change year-on-year -5.04% +2.37% +4.18%

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 436 512 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 23.98% 24.64% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 299 196
Bristol median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £211
90th Percentile £661 £550 £600
South West median daily rate £500 £443 £425
% change year-on-year +12.99% +4.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 50 11
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £37.78 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +115.86% -41.67%
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -15.58%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Bristol

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Bristol

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Bristol

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Bristol

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 198 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (21.72%) Windows
3 43 (21.72%) Linux
4 42 (21.21%) Software Engineering
5 38 (19.19%) Microsoft
6 35 (17.68%) Public Sector
7 33 (16.67%) Finance
8 32 (16.16%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (15.66%) C++
10 30 (15.15%) Web Services
11 26 (13.13%) .NET
11 26 (13.13%) Java
11 26 (13.13%) Scrum
12 25 (12.63%) C#
13 24 (12.12%) JavaScript
14 23 (11.62%) TCP/IP
14 23 (11.62%) NetBeans
14 23 (11.62%) Programme Management
15 22 (11.11%) Electronics
15 22 (11.11%) SAP
16 21 (10.61%) Telecoms
16 21 (10.61%) Aerospace
16 21 (10.61%) Manufacturing
16 21 (10.61%) Military
16 21 (10.61%) Marketing
16 21 (10.61%) Digital Marketing
17 20 (10.10%) Degree
18 19 (9.60%) Visual Studio
18 19 (9.60%) Git (software)

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 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.51%) Confluence
2 1 (0.51%) IIS
2 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.02%) Simulink
5 3 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) Primavera
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.07%) Azure
2 10 (5.05%) AWS
3 6 (3.03%) Office 365
4 5 (2.53%) IaaS
4 5 (2.53%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.52%) PaaS
6 3 (1.52%) SaaS
6 3 (1.52%) Serverless
7 2 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.51%) GitHub
8 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.62%) TCP/IP
2 18 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 9 (4.55%) Firewall
4 5 (2.53%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.02%) DNS
5 4 (2.02%) Skype
6 3 (1.52%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.52%) LAN
6 3 (1.52%) VPN
6 3 (1.52%) WAN
7 2 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.51%) DHCP
8 1 (0.51%) FTP
8 1 (0.51%) HTTP
8 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.51%) Network Security
8 1 (0.51%) OpenScape
8 1 (0.51%) PBX
8 1 (0.51%) SMTP
8 1 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 6 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.53%) Power BI
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.51%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.51%) DB2
5 1 (0.51%) DTS
5 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.51%) GIS
5 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (11.62%) NetBeans
2 19 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.60%) Visual Studio
3 18 (9.09%) Eclipse
4 9 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
5 8 (4.04%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (2.53%) GDB
6 5 (2.53%) Selenium
7 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.01%) JIRA
8 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.51%) GitLab
8 1 (0.51%) NUnit
8 1 (0.51%) Polyspace
8 1 (0.51%) Protractor
8 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.51%) VectorCAST
General
1 35 (17.68%) Public Sector
2 33 (16.67%) Finance
3 22 (11.11%) Electronics
4 21 (10.61%) Aerospace
4 21 (10.61%) Manufacturing
4 21 (10.61%) Marketing
4 21 (10.61%) Military
4 21 (10.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.52%) Law
6 2 (1.01%) Avionics
6 2 (1.01%) Police
6 2 (1.01%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Automotive
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (9.60%) Software Engineer
2 17 (8.59%) Consultant
3 15 (7.58%) Architect
3 15 (7.58%) Developer
4 13 (6.57%) Analyst
4 13 (6.57%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (4.55%) Designer
6 9 (4.55%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 7 (3.54%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.54%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.03%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (2.53%) C# Software Engineer
9 5 (2.53%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (2.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (2.53%) IT Manager
9 5 (2.53%) Java Engineer
9 5 (2.53%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (2.53%) Oracle Consultant
9 5 (2.53%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.15%) Web Services
2 26 (13.13%) .NET
3 19 (9.60%) Node.js
4 18 (9.09%) ActiveX
4 18 (9.09%) DirectX
4 18 (9.09%) MFC
4 18 (9.09%) OpenGL
4 18 (9.09%) Qt
5 8 (4.04%) REST
6 5 (2.53%) CORBA
7 4 (2.02%) JSON
8 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.52%) LDAP
8 3 (1.52%) Middleware
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.01%) CSS
9 2 (1.01%) HTML
9 2 (1.01%) HTML5
9 2 (1.01%) MDX
9 2 (1.01%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.53%) Cyber Defence
2 5 (2.53%) Public Cloud
2 5 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (1.52%) PKI
4 3 (1.52%) Replication
4 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.01%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.72%) Linux
1 43 (21.72%) Windows
2 5 (2.53%) Unix
2 5 (2.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.02%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.52%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.21%) Software Engineering
3 32 (16.16%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (13.13%) Scrum
5 23 (11.62%) Programme Management
6 21 (10.61%) Digital Marketing
7 18 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 18 (9.09%) Project Management
8 15 (7.58%) Project Delivery
9 14 (7.07%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.06%) UML
12 11 (5.56%) Change Management
12 11 (5.56%) DevOps
13 10 (5.05%) Migration
13 10 (5.05%) Test Automation
14 9 (4.55%) PRINCE2
14 9 (4.55%) Service Design
14 9 (4.55%) User Stories
15 8 (4.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.66%) C++
2 26 (13.13%) Java
3 25 (12.63%) C#
4 24 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.09%) GLSL
5 18 (9.09%) HLSL
6 16 (8.08%) SQL
7 15 (7.58%) C
8 8 (4.04%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.02%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.02%) Python
11 3 (1.52%) Ada
11 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.51%) Ada 95
13 1 (0.51%) COBOL
13 1 (0.51%) Fortran
13 1 (0.51%) VB
13 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 198 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.10%) Degree
3 18 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.53%) PMP
6 3 (1.52%) MBA
7 2 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.01%) CISM
7 2 (1.01%) CISSP
8 1 (0.51%) APMP
8 1 (0.51%) CBAP
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) IIBA
8 1 (0.51%) IISP
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.53%) NIST
2 2 (1.01%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.01%) MISRA
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.51%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.03%) Docker
4 5 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.01%) Snort
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.51%) XenApp
6 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.02%) Terraform
2 3 (1.52%) SCCM
3 2 (1.01%) Ansible
3 2 (1.01%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.01%) Packer
3 2 (1.01%) WSUS
4 1 (0.51%) Icinga
4 1 (0.51%) logstash
4 1 (0.51%) Nagios
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.11%) SAP
3 15 (7.58%) Oracle
4 8 (4.04%) Citrix
5 7 (3.54%) VMware
6 4 (2.02%) Cisco
6 4 (2.02%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.52%) Cognos
8 2 (1.01%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.01%) McAfee
8 2 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.01%) Sophos
8 2 (1.01%) Sparx
9 1 (0.51%) Ariba
9 1 (0.51%) BiZZdesign
9 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.51%) ESRI
9 1 (0.51%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.51%) IBM
9 1 (0.51%) Informatica