Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 8 15
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 155 253 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 27.48% 13.16% 10.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 71.43% 47.83% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 133 116
Median daily rate £400 £460 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +16.83% -10.00%
10th Percentile £277 £288 £309
90th Percentile £603 £635 £536
South West median daily rate £468 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 24
Median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -8.28% +1.29%
10th Percentile £35.00 £29.38 £17.50
90th Percentile £57.80 £52.50 £63.00
South West median hourly rate £49.75 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +18.45% -1.18% +3.28%

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 217 529 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 38.48% 27.52% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 276 252
Median daily rate £425 £460 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.61% +22.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £288 £256
90th Percentile £625 £638 £525
South West median daily rate £475 £473 £425
% change year-on-year +0.53% +11.18% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 34
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.83% +8.28%
10th Percentile £33.20 £20.39 £17.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £51.75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £41.83
% change year-on-year +1.19% +0.42% +8.64%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.55%) Oracle
4 20 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (12.26%) Public Sector
6 18 (11.61%) Programme Management
7 17 (10.97%) Finance
8 16 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (9.68%) Business Case
10 14 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (9.03%) Project Management
10 14 (9.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 14 (9.03%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (8.39%) Quality Management
11 13 (8.39%) Data Modelling
11 13 (8.39%) Microsoft
11 13 (8.39%) Requirements Management
11 13 (8.39%) Risk Management
12 12 (7.74%) Law
12 12 (7.74%) Scrum
12 12 (7.74%) Business Analysis
12 12 (7.74%) Resource Management
12 12 (7.74%) SQL
12 12 (7.74%) PRINCE2
12 12 (7.74%) Scenario Testing
13 11 (7.10%) Linux
13 11 (7.10%) Cisco
13 11 (7.10%) ITIL
13 11 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.45%) JIRA

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 (5.16%) Confluence
2 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (3.87%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.94%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Oracle Payroll
2 7 (4.52%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.94%) Teamcenter
5 2 (1.29%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (1.29%) Primavera
5 2 (1.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.87%) Power Platform
2 5 (3.23%) Azure
3 2 (1.29%) Office 365
4 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.52%) Unified Communications
2 5 (3.23%) DNS
2 5 (3.23%) Firewall
2 5 (3.23%) OSPF
2 5 (3.23%) SMTP
2 5 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (2.58%) DHCP
3 4 (2.58%) HTTP
3 4 (2.58%) NetScreen
3 4 (2.58%) SNMP
3 4 (2.58%) SSL
3 4 (2.58%) VPN
4 3 (1.94%) IPv4
4 3 (1.94%) IPv6
4 3 (1.94%) Network Security
5 2 (1.29%) LAN
5 2 (1.29%) WAN
5 2 (1.29%) Wireless
6 1 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.87%) Power BI
3 5 (3.23%) Big Data
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.29%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.29%) Impala
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (6.45%) JIRA
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (3.23%) Toad
3 3 (1.94%) JMeter
3 3 (1.94%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.29%) Ant
4 2 (1.29%) Hudson
4 2 (1.29%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.29%) Selenium
4 2 (1.29%) Subversion
5 1 (0.65%) GitLab
5 1 (0.65%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.65%) Polyspace
5 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.65%) VectorCAST
5 1 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (12.26%) Public Sector
2 17 (10.97%) Finance
3 12 (7.74%) Law
4 4 (2.58%) Local Government
5 3 (1.94%) Military
6 2 (1.29%) Police
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Avionics
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (22.58%) Analyst
2 24 (15.48%) Architect
3 17 (10.97%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (10.32%) Business Analyst
5 15 (9.68%) Project Officer
5 15 (9.68%) Project Support Officer
5 15 (9.68%) Support Officer
6 14 (9.03%) Consultant
7 12 (7.74%) Test Analyst
8 10 (6.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 9 (5.81%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) Data Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Administrator
11 6 (3.87%) Developer
11 6 (3.87%) Service Architect
12 5 (3.23%) Test Engineer
13 4 (2.58%) Oracle Consultant
13 4 (2.58%) Project Manager
13 4 (2.58%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.23%) Middleware
2 4 (2.58%) CGI
3 3 (1.94%) SOAP
3 3 (1.94%) Velocity
4 2 (1.29%) JMS
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.29%) React
5 1 (0.65%) .NET
5 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.65%) CORBA
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) HTML5
5 1 (0.65%) JSON
5 1 (0.65%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.65%) Redux
5 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.29%) Clustering
5 2 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.29%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.29%) User Experience
5 2 (1.29%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.10%) Linux
2 10 (6.45%) Unix
3 7 (4.52%) Windows
4 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (11.61%) Programme Management
4 15 (9.68%) Business Case
5 14 (9.03%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (9.03%) Project Management
5 14 (9.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 14 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (8.39%) Data Modelling
6 13 (8.39%) Quality Management
6 13 (8.39%) Requirements Management
6 13 (8.39%) Risk Management
7 12 (7.74%) Business Analysis
7 12 (7.74%) PRINCE2
7 12 (7.74%) Resource Management
7 12 (7.74%) Scenario Testing
7 12 (7.74%) Scrum
8 11 (7.10%) ITIL
8 11 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.74%) SQL
2 8 (5.16%) C
3 7 (4.52%) Python
4 4 (2.58%) Ada
4 4 (2.58%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.94%) Ada 95
5 3 (1.94%) C++
5 3 (1.94%) Java
5 3 (1.94%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.29%) C#
6 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.29%) Perl
6 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.29%) Scala
6 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.29%) VBScript
7 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.65%) Ruby
7 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 155 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.16%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (4.52%) CISSP
3 7 (4.52%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.23%) Degree
5 4 (2.58%) CCNA
5 4 (2.58%) CCNP
5 4 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.58%) CISM
6 3 (1.94%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.94%) SSCP
7 2 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.29%) ISEB
7 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.65%) APMP
8 1 (0.65%) CCDA
8 1 (0.65%) CCDP
8 1 (0.65%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) RMADS
2 3 (1.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.94%) NCSC
2 3 (1.94%) QA
3 2 (1.29%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
4 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.29%) HDFS
4 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.94%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (13.55%) Oracle
2 13 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.10%) Cisco
4 10 (6.45%) Juniper
5 7 (4.52%) PeopleSoft
5 7 (4.52%) VMware
6 4 (2.58%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.58%) F5
6 4 (2.58%) Infoblox
6 4 (2.58%) Siemens
7 3 (1.94%) Dell
7 3 (1.94%) HP
8 2 (1.29%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.29%) Avaya
8 2 (1.29%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.29%) Cognos
8 2 (1.29%) IBM
8 2 (1.29%) Sparx
9 1 (0.65%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow