Period
to 21 October 2020

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 6 months to 21 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 Clearance
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 3 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 187 371 256
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 33.45% 19.23% 12.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 87.38% 68.83% 55.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 194 134
Median daily rate £425 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £283 £300 £313
90th Percentile £625 £643 £538
South West median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.35% +0.73%
10th Percentile £33.60 £23.39 £17.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £60.00
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year +2.38% +1.13% +3.83%

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 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 214 539 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 38.28% 27.94% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 281 253
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £288 £251
90th Percentile £625 £638 £525
South West median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 33
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.39% +5.33%
10th Percentile £33.20 £20.39 £17.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £41.83
% change year-on-year +1.19% +0.42% +8.64%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Bristol

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Bristol

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Bristol

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Bristol

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 152 (81.28%) SC Cleared
2 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.83%) ITIL
3 24 (12.83%) DV Cleared
3 24 (12.83%) Public Sector
4 23 (12.30%) Finance
4 23 (12.30%) Programme Management
5 22 (11.76%) Oracle
6 21 (11.23%) Service Management
6 21 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (9.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 17 (9.09%) Business Case
9 16 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (8.56%) Requirements Management
9 16 (8.56%) Microsoft
10 15 (8.02%) Project Management
10 15 (8.02%) Quality Management
10 15 (8.02%) Non-Functional Testing
11 14 (7.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (7.49%) Service Delivery
11 14 (7.49%) Scrum
11 14 (7.49%) Resource Management
11 14 (7.49%) Data Modelling
11 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.95%) Law
12 13 (6.95%) Risk Management
12 13 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (6.42%) Business Analysis
13 12 (6.42%) Cisco
13 12 (6.42%) DevOps

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 (4.28%) Confluence
2 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.07%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.53%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (3.74%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.60%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (4.28%) Oracle Payroll
2 7 (3.74%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 5 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.60%) Teamcenter
5 2 (1.07%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (1.07%) Primavera
5 2 (1.07%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.21%) Power Platform
2 5 (2.67%) Azure
3 2 (1.07%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.07%) Office 365
4 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.74%) Unified Communications
2 6 (3.21%) OSPF
3 5 (2.67%) DNS
3 5 (2.67%) Firewall
3 5 (2.67%) SMTP
3 5 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.67%) VPN
4 4 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.14%) DHCP
4 4 (2.14%) HTTP
4 4 (2.14%) LAN
4 4 (2.14%) NetScreen
4 4 (2.14%) SNMP
4 4 (2.14%) SSL
4 4 (2.14%) WAN
5 3 (1.60%) IPv4
5 3 (1.60%) IPv6
5 3 (1.60%) Network Security
6 2 (1.07%) BGP
6 2 (1.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.28%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.21%) Power BI
3 5 (2.67%) Big Data
3 5 (2.67%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (2.14%) SSDT
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.07%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.07%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.07%) Impala
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.07%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.53%) GIS
7 1 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (5.88%) JIRA
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (2.67%) Toad
3 4 (2.14%) JMeter
4 3 (1.60%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.60%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.07%) Ant
5 2 (1.07%) Hudson
5 2 (1.07%) Selenium
5 2 (1.07%) Subversion
5 2 (1.07%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.53%) GitLab
6 1 (0.53%) Polyspace
6 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.53%) VectorCAST
General
1 24 (12.83%) Public Sector
2 23 (12.30%) Finance
3 13 (6.95%) Law
4 4 (2.14%) Local Government
4 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.60%) Military
6 2 (1.07%) Electronics
6 2 (1.07%) Marketing
6 2 (1.07%) Police
7 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.53%) Avionics
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (19.79%) Analyst
2 26 (13.90%) Architect
3 18 (9.63%) Business Analyst
3 18 (9.63%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (9.09%) Consultant
4 17 (9.09%) Project Officer
4 17 (9.09%) Project Support Officer
4 17 (9.09%) Support Officer
5 12 (6.42%) Test Analyst
6 10 (5.35%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 9 (4.81%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.81%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Administrator
9 7 (3.74%) Data Analyst
10 6 (3.21%) Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Programme Manager
10 6 (3.21%) Service Architect
11 5 (2.67%) Test Engineer
12 4 (2.14%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.74%) CGI
2 5 (2.67%) Middleware
3 3 (1.60%) SOAP
3 3 (1.60%) Velocity
4 2 (1.07%) JMS
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.07%) React
5 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) HTML
5 1 (0.53%) HTML5
5 1 (0.53%) JSON
5 1 (0.53%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.53%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.53%) Redux
5 1 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.53%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.28%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.07%) Clustering
5 2 (1.07%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.07%) User Experience
5 2 (1.07%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.35%) Linux
1 10 (5.35%) Unix
2 8 (4.28%) Windows
3 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (12.83%) ITIL
3 23 (12.30%) Programme Management
4 21 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (11.23%) Service Management
5 18 (9.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 17 (9.09%) Business Case
7 16 (8.56%) Requirements Management
8 15 (8.02%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (8.02%) Project Management
8 15 (8.02%) Quality Management
9 14 (7.49%) Data Modelling
9 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2
9 14 (7.49%) Resource Management
9 14 (7.49%) Scrum
9 14 (7.49%) Service Delivery
9 14 (7.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (6.95%) Risk Management
10 13 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.42%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.88%) SQL
2 8 (4.28%) C
2 8 (4.28%) Python
3 4 (2.14%) Ada
4 3 (1.60%) Ada 95
4 3 (1.60%) MATLAB
4 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.07%) C++
5 2 (1.07%) Java
5 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.07%) Perl
5 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.07%) Scala
5 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.07%) VBScript
6 1 (0.53%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.53%) C#
6 1 (0.53%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 152 (81.28%) SC Cleared
2 24 (12.83%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.88%) Degree
4 10 (5.35%) CISSP
5 9 (4.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.21%) CISM
8 5 (2.67%) CCNP
8 5 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.67%) SSCP
9 4 (2.14%) CCNA
10 3 (1.60%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.60%) ISEB
11 2 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.07%) CCDP
11 2 (1.07%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.07%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.07%) PMP
12 1 (0.53%) CCDA
12 1 (0.53%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.21%) JSP 440
2 5 (2.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (2.67%) RMADS
3 4 (2.14%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.60%) NCSC
4 3 (1.60%) QA
5 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.07%) PMO
6 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.07%) HDFS
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (11.76%) Oracle
2 16 (8.56%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.42%) Cisco
4 10 (5.35%) Juniper
5 8 (4.28%) VMware
6 7 (3.74%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (2.14%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.14%) F5
7 4 (2.14%) Infoblox
7 4 (2.14%) Siemens
8 3 (1.60%) BT
8 3 (1.60%) Dell
8 3 (1.60%) HP
8 3 (1.60%) SAP
9 2 (1.07%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.07%) Avaya
9 2 (1.07%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.07%) Cognos
9 2 (1.07%) IBM
9 2 (1.07%) ILOG