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 3 months to 24 June 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 Check (SC) Clearance
South West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 21
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 85 88 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.25% 10.38% 7.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.50% 41.71% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 60 43
Median daily rate £470 £419 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.23% -6.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £298 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.60% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £38.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.58% -6.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £29.75 £36.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.88 £117.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.26% -1.38%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 200 211 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 24.13% 24.88% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 156 135
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 11
Median hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -2.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.20 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.90 £62.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 184 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.22%) Firewall
4 26 (14.13%) Linux
5 24 (13.04%) Project Management
6 23 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 22 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (11.96%) Microsoft
7 22 (11.96%) ITIL
8 19 (10.33%) Penetration Testing
8 19 (10.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (9.24%) Windows
10 17 (9.24%) Oracle
11 16 (8.70%) C
12 14 (7.61%) Risk Management
12 14 (7.61%) Finance
13 12 (6.52%) Red Hat
14 11 (5.98%) Active Directory
14 11 (5.98%) Microsoft Project
14 11 (5.98%) Coaching
14 11 (5.98%) Rational DOORS
15 10 (5.43%) Splunk
15 10 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (5.43%) Scrum
15 10 (5.43%) VMware
15 10 (5.43%) Virtual Environments
16 9 (4.89%) Management Information System
16 9 (4.89%) TOGAF
16 9 (4.89%) Software Engineering

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 8 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.72%) Apache
2 5 (2.72%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.72%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.17%) iPlanet
3 4 (2.17%) JBoss
3 4 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.54%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.98%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.17%) Siemens NX
5 3 (1.63%) Simulink
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Primavera
2 3 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.09%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.22%) Firewall
2 9 (4.89%) Internet
3 6 (3.26%) DNS
3 6 (3.26%) LDAP
3 6 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.72%) Network Security
5 4 (2.17%) Wireless
5 4 (2.17%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.63%) SAN
6 3 (1.63%) Skype
7 2 (1.09%) Broadband
7 2 (1.09%) Software-Defined Radio
7 2 (1.09%) SSL
7 2 (1.09%) WAN
8 1 (0.54%) DMZ
8 1 (0.54%) IPsec
8 1 (0.54%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.54%) LAN
8 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.80%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 4 (2.17%) Big Data
3 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.17%) HBase
3 4 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.17%) Neo4j
4 3 (1.63%) MySQL
4 3 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.54%) MS Access
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (5.98%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (2.17%) GDB
3 4 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.63%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.09%) Maven
5 2 (1.09%) NetBeans
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.09%) Selenium
5 2 (1.09%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.09%) Toad
5 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.54%) Ant
6 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.54%) TestNG
6 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (7.61%) Finance
2 7 (3.80%) Military
3 4 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.17%) Legal
4 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.09%) Avionics
5 2 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Automotive
6 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (13.04%) Architect
2 23 (12.50%) Consultant
2 23 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 18 (9.78%) Analyst
4 15 (8.15%) Developer
5 11 (5.98%) Project Planner
6 9 (4.89%) Principal Consultant
7 7 (3.80%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.26%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.26%) SOC Analyst
9 5 (2.72%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 5 (2.72%) Security Analyst
9 5 (2.72%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.17%) Data Architect
10 4 (2.17%) Project Coordinator
10 4 (2.17%) Risk Manager
10 4 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.17%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.35%) .NET
2 6 (3.26%) Middleware
3 5 (2.72%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (2.72%) Web Services
4 4 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.17%) J2EE
4 4 (2.17%) WPF
5 3 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.63%) CSS
5 3 (1.63%) HTML
5 3 (1.63%) WebCenter
5 3 (1.63%) XML
6 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.09%) Flash
6 2 (1.09%) MCollective
7 1 (0.54%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (0.54%) jQuery
7 1 (0.54%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.89%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.72%) Clustering
4 4 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.17%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.17%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.54%) CMDB
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.54%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.54%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.54%) Handset
7 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.54%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) RIA
7 1 (0.54%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.13%) Linux
2 17 (9.24%) Windows
3 10 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.89%) Unix
5 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.26%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.72%) Solaris
7 5 (2.72%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.17%) AIX
8 4 (2.17%) HPUX
8 4 (2.17%) SUSE
8 4 (2.17%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.63%) CentOS
10 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (13.04%) Project Management
3 22 (11.96%) ITIL
4 19 (10.33%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (10.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (7.61%) Risk Management
6 11 (5.98%) Coaching
7 10 (5.43%) Scrum
7 10 (5.43%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (4.89%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.89%) SIEM
8 9 (4.89%) Software Engineering
8 9 (4.89%) TOGAF
9 8 (4.35%) Migration
9 8 (4.35%) Project Planning
9 8 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (4.35%) UML
10 7 (3.80%) Asset Management
10 7 (3.80%) Earned Value Management
10 7 (3.80%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.70%) C
2 8 (4.35%) Java
2 8 (4.35%) SQL
3 6 (3.26%) C#
4 4 (2.17%) Ada
4 4 (2.17%) C++
5 3 (1.63%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.63%) MATLAB
5 3 (1.63%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.09%) Ada 95
6 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.09%) Perl
6 2 (1.09%) Python
6 2 (1.09%) Ruby
6 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.54%) C-shell
7 1 (0.54%) F#
7 1 (0.54%) Korn
7 1 (0.54%) PHP
7 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 184 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 7 (3.80%) Degree
4 6 (3.26%) CISSP
4 6 (3.26%) CREST Certified
4 6 (3.26%) GCIA
4 6 (3.26%) GCIH
4 6 (3.26%) SANS
5 5 (2.72%) APMP
6 3 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.63%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (1.63%) ISEB
6 3 (1.63%) PMP
7 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.09%) HNC
7 2 (1.09%) HND
7 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.54%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) QA
2 4 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.17%) PMO
3 3 (1.63%) COBIT
3 3 (1.63%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.09%) SLA
5 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.54%) MISRA
5 1 (0.54%) MISRA C
System Software
1 11 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.26%) Snort
4 4 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.63%) DFS Replication
5 3 (1.63%) KVM
5 3 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.09%) Docker
6 2 (1.09%) Firmware
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.09%) Samba
6 2 (1.09%) XenServer
7 1 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.54%) GFS2
7 1 (0.54%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.54%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.54%) vSphere
7 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (4.89%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (4.35%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 6 (3.26%) RSA enVision
4 3 (1.63%) Ansible
4 3 (1.63%) Puppet
4 3 (1.63%) vRealize
5 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.09%) Terraform
5 2 (1.09%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.54%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.54%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.54%) OpenView
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 22 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.24%) Oracle
3 12 (6.52%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.43%) Splunk
4 10 (5.43%) VMware
5 9 (4.89%) McAfee
6 7 (3.80%) Cisco
7 6 (3.26%) ArcSight
7 6 (3.26%) LogRhythm
8 5 (2.72%) F5
8 5 (2.72%) HP
9 4 (2.17%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.17%) MapR
9 4 (2.17%) Nuix
9 4 (2.17%) Remedy
9 4 (2.17%) Sun
10 3 (1.63%) Citrix
10 3 (1.63%) Cognos
10 3 (1.63%) PlateSpin
10 3 (1.63%) Veritas