The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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 Clearance
South West / Bristol
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 103 122 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.29% 14.52% 12.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.99% 58.10% 55.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 84 77
Median daily rate £460 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.45% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £38.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% -6.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £29.75 £36.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.88 £117.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £32.50
% change year-on-year +14.83% +0.47%  

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 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 202 210 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 24.11% 25.00% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 155 140
Median daily rate £450 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £288
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 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Bristol

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Bristol over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Bristol

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Bristol

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Bristol over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 185 (84.47%) SC Cleared
2 38 (17.35%) DV Cleared
3 36 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (13.70%) Linux
5 29 (13.24%) Firewall
6 28 (12.79%) ITIL
7 26 (11.87%) Project Management
7 26 (11.87%) Microsoft
7 26 (11.87%) Windows
8 22 (10.05%) Microsoft Office
8 22 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (8.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (8.68%) C
9 19 (8.68%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (7.76%) Oracle
11 16 (7.31%) Finance
12 14 (6.39%) Risk Management
12 14 (6.39%) Active Directory
13 13 (5.94%) Red Hat
13 13 (5.94%) Rational DOORS
14 12 (5.48%) PRINCE2
14 12 (5.48%) Migration
14 12 (5.48%) VMware
14 12 (5.48%) Management Information System
15 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Project
15 11 (5.02%) Coaching
15 11 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (4.57%) Software Engineering
16 10 (4.57%) QA

Security 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 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.28%) Apache
2 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (2.28%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.28%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.83%) iPlanet
3 4 (1.83%) JBoss
3 4 (1.83%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (1.83%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (10.05%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.83%) Siemens NX
5 3 (1.37%) Simulink
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Primavera
2 3 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.91%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (0.91%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.24%) Firewall
2 9 (4.11%) Internet
3 8 (3.65%) DNS
4 7 (3.20%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.74%) LDAP
6 5 (2.28%) Network Security
6 5 (2.28%) Wireshark
7 4 (1.83%) Skype
7 4 (1.83%) Wireless
8 3 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.37%) SAN
8 3 (1.37%) WAN
9 2 (0.91%) Broadband
9 2 (0.91%) DHCP
9 2 (0.91%) Software-Defined Radio
9 2 (0.91%) SSL
10 1 (0.46%) LAN
10 1 (0.46%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.46%) SMS
10 1 (0.46%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.20%) Oracle Database
1 7 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.28%) Big Data
3 4 (1.83%) Apache Hive
3 4 (1.83%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.83%) HBase
3 4 (1.83%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.83%) Neo4j
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.37%) MySQL
4 3 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.46%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.94%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (4.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (2.28%) GDB
4 4 (1.83%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.37%) NetBeans
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.91%) Maven
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.91%) Selenium
6 2 (0.91%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.91%) Toad
6 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.46%) NuGet
7 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.46%) TestNG
7 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (7.31%) Finance
2 8 (3.65%) Military
3 5 (2.28%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.83%) Legal
4 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.91%) Avionics
5 2 (0.91%) Electronics
6 1 (0.46%) Automotive
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (14.61%) Architect
2 27 (12.33%) Project Manager
3 23 (10.50%) Consultant
4 18 (8.22%) Analyst
5 16 (7.31%) Developer
6 11 (5.02%) Enterprise Architect
6 11 (5.02%) Project Planner
7 9 (4.11%) Principal Consultant
8 8 (3.65%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.20%) Senior Architect
10 6 (2.74%) Business Analyst
10 6 (2.74%) Senior Enterprise Architect
10 6 (2.74%) SOC Analyst
10 6 (2.74%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.28%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.28%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (2.28%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 5 (2.28%) Security Analyst
11 5 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (1.83%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.65%) .NET
2 6 (2.74%) Middleware
3 5 (2.28%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (2.28%) Web Services
4 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.83%) J2EE
4 4 (1.83%) WPF
5 3 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.37%) CSS
5 3 (1.37%) HTML
5 3 (1.37%) WebCenter
5 3 (1.37%) XML
6 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.91%) Flash
6 2 (0.91%) MCollective
7 1 (0.46%) HTML5
7 1 (0.46%) LAMP
7 1 (0.46%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.46%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.28%) Clustering
3 5 (2.28%) Reference Data
4 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.83%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.83%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.91%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.46%) CMDB
6 1 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.46%) PKI
6 1 (0.46%) PMI
6 1 (0.46%) RIA
6 1 (0.46%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.46%) SCADA
6 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.70%) Linux
2 26 (11.87%) Windows
3 10 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (4.57%) Unix
4 9 (4.11%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.65%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.20%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.74%) Solaris
8 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.83%) AIX
9 4 (1.83%) CentOS
9 4 (1.83%) HPUX
9 4 (1.83%) SUSE
10 3 (1.37%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.91%) Debian
12 1 (0.46%) Android
12 1 (0.46%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (12.79%) ITIL
3 26 (11.87%) Project Management
4 19 (8.68%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (8.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (6.39%) Risk Management
6 12 (5.48%) Migration
6 12 (5.48%) PRINCE2
7 11 (5.02%) Coaching
8 10 (4.57%) Scrum
8 10 (4.57%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.57%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (4.11%) SIEM
9 9 (4.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 9 (4.11%) TOGAF
9 9 (4.11%) UML
10 8 (3.65%) Asset Management
10 8 (3.65%) Project Planning
11 7 (3.20%) Requirements Management
11 7 (3.20%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.68%) C
2 9 (4.11%) SQL
3 8 (3.65%) Java
4 6 (2.74%) C#
4 6 (2.74%) C++
5 4 (1.83%) Ada
5 4 (1.83%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.37%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.37%) Perl
6 3 (1.37%) Python
6 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.91%) Ada 95
7 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.91%) Ruby
7 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.46%) C-shell
8 1 (0.46%) F#
8 1 (0.46%) Korn
8 1 (0.46%) PHP
8 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 185 (84.47%) SC Cleared
2 38 (17.35%) DV Cleared
3 7 (3.20%) Degree
4 6 (2.74%) APMP
4 6 (2.74%) CISSP
4 6 (2.74%) CREST Certified
4 6 (2.74%) GCIA
4 6 (2.74%) GCIH
4 6 (2.74%) SANS
5 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.83%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (1.37%) HNC
6 3 (1.37%) ISEB
6 3 (1.37%) PMP
7 2 (0.91%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.91%) HND
7 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.91%) MCSE
7 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.57%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.83%) PMO
3 3 (1.37%) COBIT
3 3 (1.37%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.46%) MISRA
5 1 (0.46%) MISRA C
System Software
1 14 (6.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.74%) Snort
4 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.37%) DFS Replication
5 3 (1.37%) KVM
5 3 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.37%) XenServer
6 2 (0.91%) Docker
6 2 (0.91%) Firmware
6 2 (0.91%) Samba
6 2 (0.91%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.46%) GFS2
7 1 (0.46%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.46%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (3.65%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 6 (2.74%) RSA enVision
4 3 (1.37%) Ansible
4 3 (1.37%) Puppet
4 3 (1.37%) vRealize
5 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.91%) Terraform
5 2 (0.91%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.46%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.46%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.46%) OpenView
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (11.87%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.76%) Oracle
3 13 (5.94%) Red Hat
4 12 (5.48%) VMware
5 10 (4.57%) Splunk
6 9 (4.11%) McAfee
7 8 (3.65%) Cisco
8 6 (2.74%) ArcSight
8 6 (2.74%) LogRhythm
9 5 (2.28%) F5
9 5 (2.28%) HP
10 4 (1.83%) Citrix
10 4 (1.83%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.83%) MapR
10 4 (1.83%) Nuix
10 4 (1.83%) Remedy
10 4 (1.83%) Sun
11 3 (1.37%) Cognos
11 3 (1.37%) PlateSpin
11 3 (1.37%) Veritas