The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for SC 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 Check (SC) Clearance
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 50 91 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 15.15% 19.24% 11.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.05% 31.38% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 48 33
Median daily rate £343 £366 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.42% -10.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +230.76% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £13.00 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 Gloucestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 111 290 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 33.64% 61.31% 51.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 152 129
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.40 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Gloucestershire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Gloucestershire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Gloucestershire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Gloucestershire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Cheltenham -2 15 £260 -20.00% 1
Gloucester -2 13 £350 -16.16% 1
Tewkesbury -1 10 - -
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 97 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (38.14%) Windows
3 31 (31.96%) Windows 7
4 25 (25.77%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.46%) Firewall
5 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
6 13 (13.40%) Oracle
7 12 (12.37%) SQL
7 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (10.31%) Software Engineering
9 10 (10.31%) Git (software)
9 10 (10.31%) C++
9 10 (10.31%) ITIL
10 9 (9.28%) Unix
10 9 (9.28%) UML
10 9 (9.28%) Incident Management
10 9 (9.28%) Windows 10
10 9 (9.28%) Windows Server
11 8 (8.25%) SDLC
11 8 (8.25%) Active Directory
11 8 (8.25%) OO
11 8 (8.25%) C#
11 8 (8.25%) WAN
11 8 (8.25%) LAN
11 8 (8.25%) Python
12 7 (7.22%) Windows XP
12 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
12 7 (7.22%) SOAP

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 4 (4.12%) IIS
1 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.09%) Apache Qpid
2 3 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.09%) Confluence
2 3 (3.09%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.06%) Apache
3 2 (2.06%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.03%) JBoss
4 1 (1.03%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.03%) Primavera
2 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) Firewall
2 8 (8.25%) LAN
2 8 (8.25%) WAN
3 7 (7.22%) Internet
4 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.12%) VoIP
5 3 (3.09%) AMQP
5 3 (3.09%) DHCP
5 3 (3.09%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.06%) DNS
6 2 (2.06%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.06%) WLAN
7 1 (1.03%) Broadband
7 1 (1.03%) HTTP
7 1 (1.03%) ISDN
7 1 (1.03%) SAN
7 1 (1.03%) SNMP
7 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.06%) dBASE
3 2 (2.06%) MS Access
3 2 (2.06%) MySQL
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.03%) DB2
4 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.09%) Bitbucket
2 3 (3.09%) CMake
2 3 (3.09%) GoogleTest
2 3 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.09%) JIRA
2 3 (3.09%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.06%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.03%) Valgrind
General
1 3 (3.09%) Finance
1 3 (3.09%) Military
1 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.03%) Avionics
2 1 (1.03%) Electronics
2 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.03%) Marketing
2 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) Developer
2 16 (16.49%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.31%) Analyst
3 10 (10.31%) Network Engineer
4 9 (9.28%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (9.28%) Desktop Support
4 9 (9.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) Rollout Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Deployment Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Security Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Network Support
7 6 (6.19%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Build Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.15%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Incident Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) SOAP
1 7 (7.22%) Web Services
2 6 (6.19%) .NET
2 6 (6.19%) CSS
2 6 (6.19%) HTML
3 5 (5.15%) Middleware
3 5 (5.15%) RESTful
4 3 (3.09%) jQuery
4 3 (3.09%) STL
4 3 (3.09%) WPF
4 3 (3.09%) Yocto
5 2 (2.06%) JSON
5 2 (2.06%) XML
6 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.03%) Ajax
6 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.03%) HTML5
6 1 (1.03%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.03%) Spring
6 1 (1.03%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.12%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (3.09%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.03%) ASIC
5 1 (1.03%) CESG
5 1 (1.03%) Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.03%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.03%) RIA
5 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.14%) Windows
2 31 (31.96%) Windows 7
3 9 (9.28%) Unix
3 9 (9.28%) Windows 10
3 9 (9.28%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.22%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.12%) Linux
7 3 (3.09%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.03%) CentOS
9 1 (1.03%) Debian
9 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.03%) Solaris
9 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (10.31%) ITIL
2 10 (10.31%) Software Engineering
3 9 (9.28%) Incident Management
3 9 (9.28%) UML
4 8 (8.25%) OO
4 8 (8.25%) SDLC
5 7 (7.22%) Migration
6 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (5.15%) Project Management
7 4 (4.12%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.12%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.12%) Demand Management
7 4 (4.12%) Line Management
7 4 (4.12%) Open Source
7 4 (4.12%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (4.12%) Quality Management
7 4 (4.12%) SIEM
7 4 (4.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.37%) SQL
2 10 (10.31%) C++
3 8 (8.25%) C#
3 8 (8.25%) Python
4 7 (7.22%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.19%) PL/SQL
5 6 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.15%) C
7 4 (4.12%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.09%) Embedded C++
8 3 (3.09%) Java
8 3 (3.09%) Perl
8 3 (3.09%) Ruby
9 2 (2.06%) XAML
10 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.03%) PHP
10 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) Degree
3 5 (5.15%) BC Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) CCNA
4 4 (4.12%) CCNP
4 4 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.03%) CEH
5 1 (1.03%) CISM
5 1 (1.03%) CISSP
5 1 (1.03%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.03%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.03%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.12%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.03%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.03%) DO-254
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.09%) Docker
3 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.03%) Firmware
4 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) QRadar
2 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.03%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.03%) Netcool
2 1 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.03%) SELinux
2 1 (1.03%) Unicenter
2 1 (1.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 25 (25.77%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.40%) Oracle
3 6 (6.19%) Cisco
4 5 (5.15%) Siemens
4 5 (5.15%) webMethods
5 4 (4.12%) Citrix
5 4 (4.12%) IBM
5 4 (4.12%) Juniper
6 3 (3.09%) Google
7 2 (2.06%) ESRI
7 2 (2.06%) Nortel
7 2 (2.06%) VMware
8 1 (1.03%) EMC
8 1 (1.03%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.03%) HP
8 1 (1.03%) Meridio
8 1 (1.03%) Motorola
8 1 (1.03%) SAP
8 1 (1.03%) Splunk
8 1 (1.03%) Veritas