The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 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 / Devon
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 44 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 16.99% 18.88% 15.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.83% 56.92% 52.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 12
Median daily rate £400 £433 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.51% +28.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £415 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.04% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £43.25 £33.84
% change year-on-year -11.27% +27.80%  

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 Devon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Devon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 96 65 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 37.07% 33.16% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 45 28
Median daily rate £400 £433 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.51% +23.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £345 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -16.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 Devon

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Devon

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Devon over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Devon

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Devon

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Devon

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Devon over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Devon

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Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Devon region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -2 31 £350 -19.07% 1
Plymouth +4 13 £551 +25.11%
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Devon region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 82 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (36.59%) Java
4 23 (28.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (18.29%) HTML
6 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 12 (14.63%) Oracle
6 12 (14.63%) ITIL
6 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (13.41%) Linux
7 11 (13.41%) C#
7 11 (13.41%) Spring
7 11 (13.41%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (12.20%) ISTQB
8 10 (12.20%) CSS
8 10 (12.20%) ISEB
8 10 (12.20%) CISSP
8 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (10.98%) .NET
9 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
10 8 (9.76%) Test Automation
10 8 (9.76%) HTML5
10 8 (9.76%) Content Management
10 8 (9.76%) Red Hat
11 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.54%) Windows
11 7 (8.54%) IBM
11 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
11 7 (8.54%) SOAP

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.10%) JBoss
2 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.10%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.10%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (3.66%) CMS
3 3 (3.66%) Confluence
4 2 (2.44%) Apache
4 2 (2.44%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) Jetty
4 2 (2.44%) Mongrel
4 2 (2.44%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.44%) nginx
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.22%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
2 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.22%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.66%) GitHub
1 3 (3.66%) IaaS
1 3 (3.66%) PaaS
1 3 (3.66%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.22%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.44%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) SSL
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) DHCP
3 1 (1.22%) DNS
3 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.22%) FTP
3 1 (1.22%) IPsec
3 1 (1.22%) Network Security
3 1 (1.22%) RS-232
3 1 (1.22%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.44%) MySQL
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Selenium
2 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.32%) Spock
3 5 (6.10%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.66%) Artifactory
4 3 (3.66%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.66%) Gradle
4 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 3 (3.66%) Maven
4 3 (3.66%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.44%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (4.88%) Legal
1 4 (4.88%) Local Government
2 1 (1.22%) Advertising
2 1 (1.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Developer
2 11 (13.41%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.98%) Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Linux Support
5 7 (8.54%) Linux Support Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.32%) Security Officer
7 5 (6.10%) Agile Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Information Security Officer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Linux Support
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Support Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Information Officer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.88%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) HTML
2 11 (13.41%) Spring
3 10 (12.20%) CSS
4 9 (10.98%) .NET
5 8 (9.76%) HTML5
6 7 (8.54%) SOAP
6 7 (8.54%) Web Services
6 7 (8.54%) XML
7 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.32%) JSON
7 6 (7.32%) REST
8 5 (6.10%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (6.10%) jQuery
9 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
9 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.88%) CSS3
10 3 (3.66%) FreeMarker
10 3 (3.66%) J2EE
10 3 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) CESG
2 5 (6.10%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.66%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Linux
2 7 (8.54%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.63%) ITIL
2 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (13.41%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (9.76%) Content Management
4 8 (9.76%) Test Automation
5 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.54%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (8.54%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.54%) Protective Monitoring
6 6 (7.32%) Automated Testing
6 6 (7.32%) Information Assurance
6 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.32%) Open Source
6 6 (7.32%) Web Development
7 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.88%) DevOps
8 4 (4.88%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.66%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.59%) Java
2 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
3 11 (13.41%) C#
4 6 (7.32%) Groovy
4 6 (7.32%) SQL
5 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.44%) C
6 2 (2.44%) PHP
6 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.44%) Python
7 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.22%) C++
7 1 (1.22%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (12.20%) CISSP
3 10 (12.20%) ISEB
3 10 (12.20%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.66%) Degree
5 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.22%) APMP
6 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.22%) CISM
6 1 (1.22%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.22%) HNC
6 1 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.88%) ISO27002
3 2 (2.44%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.44%) PMO
4 1 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.22%) ISO19770
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) Docker
3 1 (1.22%) Firmware
3 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Puppet
2 4 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.22%) QRadar
3 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Oracle
2 8 (9.76%) Red Hat
3 7 (8.54%) IBM
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.32%) VMware
5 5 (6.10%) Remedy
6 3 (3.66%) Black Duck
7 2 (2.44%) IFS
8 1 (1.22%) Altera
8 1 (1.22%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.22%) Google
8 1 (1.22%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.22%) Splunk