Period
to 16 November 2019

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 6 months to 16 November 2019 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
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 127 59 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 22.60% 12.83% 17.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.73% 36.88% 51.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 33 64
Devon median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £324 £231 £269
90th Percentile £600 £528 £525
South West median daily rate £464 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +9.16% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Devon median hourly rate - £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -19.05%
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £41.15
% change year-on-year -2.38% +2.07% +2.88%

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 Devon with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Devon
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 220 160 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 39.15% 34.78% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 55 130
Devon median daily rate £423 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £309 £205 £226
90th Percentile £590 £530 £525
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 14
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% -31.06% -8.52%
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.13% +7.87% +40.00%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Devon

SC Cleared
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

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Devon over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Devon

SC Cleared
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
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 6 months to 16 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +3 75 £455 +6.94% 2
Plymouth +14 23 £438 +118.75% 3
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 Devon region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 127 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (29.92%) Java
4 34 (26.77%) Public Sector
5 33 (25.98%) AWS
6 30 (23.62%) Python
7 27 (21.26%) Windows
7 27 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (20.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 26 (20.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
10 24 (18.90%) Visualisation
11 22 (17.32%) Citrix
11 22 (17.32%) Windows Server
11 22 (17.32%) Serverless
12 21 (16.54%) Active Directory
12 21 (16.54%) SCCM
13 18 (14.17%) SQL
14 17 (13.39%) HTML
14 17 (13.39%) AWS Certification
14 17 (13.39%) Skype
14 17 (13.39%) Office 365
15 16 (12.60%) Skype for Business
15 16 (12.60%) Windows 10
15 16 (12.60%) PowerShell
15 16 (12.60%) SQL Server
15 16 (12.60%) Linux
15 16 (12.60%) ITIL
16 15 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (11.81%) Enterprise Software

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 16 (12.60%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.51%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.36%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (25.98%) AWS
2 26 (20.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 22 (17.32%) Serverless
4 17 (13.39%) Office 365
5 10 (7.87%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (7.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (7.09%) Amazon Glacier
6 9 (7.09%) Amazon S3
6 9 (7.09%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (7.09%) AWS CloudTrail
6 9 (7.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.36%) SaaS
9 2 (1.57%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.79%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.79%) Azure
10 1 (0.79%) PaaS
10 1 (0.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.39%) Skype
2 14 (11.02%) DHCP
2 14 (11.02%) DNS
3 3 (2.36%) HTTP
4 1 (0.79%) DKIM
4 1 (0.79%) DMARC
4 1 (0.79%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.79%) RFID
4 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.87%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (3.94%) DB2
4 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.57%) Power BI
6 1 (0.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) DataStage
6 1 (0.79%) Informix
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.51%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.15%) GitLab
4 3 (2.36%) Selenium
5 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.57%) JIRA
6 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.79%) JUnit
6 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (26.77%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.51%) Local Government
3 5 (3.94%) Legal
4 4 (3.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (29.13%) Developer
2 15 (11.81%) Technical Leader
2 15 (11.81%) Windows Engineer
3 14 (11.02%) Java Developer
4 10 (7.87%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.30%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.30%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) Analyst
6 7 (5.51%) Lead Developer
6 7 (5.51%) Server Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) Software Developer
6 7 (5.51%) Technical Developer
6 7 (5.51%) Tester
6 7 (5.51%) Windows Server Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Automation Tester
8 5 (3.94%) Project Support Officer
8 5 (3.94%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.39%) HTML
2 14 (11.02%) CSS
3 12 (9.45%) XML
4 5 (3.94%) Servlets
4 5 (3.94%) Web Services
5 4 (3.15%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.15%) Node.js
6 3 (2.36%) JSON
6 3 (2.36%) Leaflet
6 3 (2.36%) RESTful
6 3 (2.36%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.57%) HTML5
8 1 (0.79%) CSS3
8 1 (0.79%) Jest
8 1 (0.79%) NgRx
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.79%) React
8 1 (0.79%) Sass
8 1 (0.79%) WebSockets
8 1 (0.79%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.94%) Mainframe
2 5 (3.94%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.26%) Windows
2 22 (17.32%) Windows Server
3 16 (12.60%) Linux
3 16 (12.60%) Windows 10
4 15 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.09%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.57%) pSOS
8 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (18.90%) Visualisation
4 16 (12.60%) ITIL
5 13 (10.24%) Decision-Making
5 13 (10.24%) PRINCE2
5 13 (10.24%) Scrum
6 12 (9.45%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (9.45%) Test Automation
7 11 (8.66%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (7.87%) TDD
8 10 (7.87%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (5.51%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.51%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (5.51%) Risk Management
9 7 (5.51%) User Stories
10 6 (4.72%) Information Assurance
10 6 (4.72%) Project Management
10 6 (4.72%) Project Planning
11 5 (3.94%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.92%) Java
2 30 (23.62%) Python
3 18 (14.17%) SQL
4 16 (12.60%) PowerShell
5 14 (11.02%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.15%) Ruby
7 2 (1.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 127 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 17 (13.39%) AWS Certification
4 6 (4.72%) CISSP
4 6 (4.72%) Degree
5 5 (3.94%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (3.94%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.94%) ISEB
6 4 (3.15%) BC Cleared
6 4 (3.15%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) PMO
2 3 (2.36%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.79%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (16.54%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.02%) XenApp
2 14 (11.02%) XenDesktop
3 9 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 5 (3.94%) vSphere
4 5 (3.94%) Xen
5 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (16.54%) SCCM
2 4 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.79%) FreeIPA
3 1 (0.79%) Grafana
3 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.79%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.32%) Citrix
3 13 (10.24%) VMware
4 9 (7.09%) ServiceNow
5 8 (6.30%) Dell
5 8 (6.30%) Sophos
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle
7 1 (0.79%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.79%) Teradata