Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2021 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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 355 515 685
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 29.83% 17.73% 18.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 54.36% 48.49% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 327 422
Median daily rate £475 £450 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.83% +1.00%
10th Percentile £325 £292 £282
90th Percentile £612 £579 £625
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 50 19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +13.34%
10th Percentile £36.48 £18.40 £31.50
90th Percentile £58.00 £57.50 £73.23
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +21.79% +122.86%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hampshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 653 1,062 1,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 54.87% 36.57% 34.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 635 772
Median daily rate £475 £438 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.74% +3.44%
10th Percentile £313 £291 £283
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £460 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +5.72% +2.38% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 73 61
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.56% +3.09%
10th Percentile £15.79 £17.50 £18.25
90th Percentile £53.98 £54.75 £63.75
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +56.00%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Hampshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Hampshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Hampshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Hampshire.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Hampshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Hampshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2021. 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
Portsmouth 0 102 £419 -6.94% 18
Southampton +27 31 £425 -5.56%
Basingstoke +10 29 £525 +5.00% 7
Farnborough +4 29 £438 +4.79% 16
Winchester +18 19 £450 -5.26% 2
Gosport 0 10 £586 +53.60%
Fareham -2 10 £450 +4.41% 3
Andover +1 9 £360 -19.55% 1
Havant +10 4 £101 -16.25% 6
Hook -12 4 £470 +2.17% 1
Romsey +2 2 £450 -10.00%
Bordon - 2 £600 -
Alton - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 355 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 100 (28.17%) Linux
3 83 (23.38%) Windows
4 73 (20.56%) DevOps
5 66 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (16.34%) VMware
7 52 (14.65%) Active Directory
8 49 (13.80%) Firewall
9 47 (13.24%) Cisco
10 45 (12.68%) Microsoft
11 43 (12.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (12.11%) Ansible
12 42 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (11.83%) JIRA
12 42 (11.83%) Red Hat
13 38 (10.70%) Dell
14 37 (10.42%) Oracle
15 36 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 36 (10.14%) Public Sector
16 35 (9.86%) vCenter Server
16 35 (9.86%) vSphere
17 33 (9.30%) DV Cleared
17 33 (9.30%) Windows Server
18 32 (9.01%) VSAN
18 32 (9.01%) VMware NSX
18 32 (9.01%) Azure
19 31 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (8.73%) Data Centre
20 30 (8.45%) Kubernetes
20 30 (8.45%) Docker

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 17 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.10%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.54%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.97%) JBoss
4 7 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (1.69%) Apache Geronimo
5 6 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.69%) Apache TomEE
6 5 (1.41%) Confluence
7 4 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.13%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.56%) Apache
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.56%) SAP PLM
2 2 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.01%) Azure
2 19 (5.35%) AWS
2 19 (5.35%) Office 365
3 17 (4.79%) IaaS
4 13 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (3.38%) GitHub
6 5 (1.41%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.13%) GCP
8 3 (0.85%) PaaS
8 3 (0.85%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.56%) SaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.28%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.28%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.28%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (13.80%) Firewall
2 32 (9.01%) VSAN
3 24 (6.76%) VLAN
4 21 (5.92%) WAN
5 20 (5.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (4.51%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (4.51%) DNS
7 14 (3.94%) DHCP
8 13 (3.66%) Network Security
9 12 (3.38%) Ethernet
9 12 (3.38%) LAN
10 11 (3.10%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (2.82%) BGP
12 9 (2.54%) TCP/IP
13 8 (2.25%) Skype
14 7 (1.97%) OSPF
14 7 (1.97%) SNMP
15 6 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (1.69%) VPN
16 5 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.51%) Hadoop
2 16 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (3.10%) Oracle ODI
4 10 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.54%) HBase
6 7 (1.97%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.41%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.41%) Big Data
7 5 (1.41%) Impala
7 5 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.85%) Power BI
9 3 (0.85%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.56%) MS Access
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 42 (11.83%) JIRA
2 28 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.35%) Oracle APEX
4 15 (4.23%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.38%) GitLab
6 11 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (1.41%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.85%) Maven
9 3 (0.85%) Selenium
10 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.56%) FishEye
10 2 (0.56%) JUnit
10 2 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.56%) Subversion
10 2 (0.56%) TestNG
11 1 (0.28%) Gradle
11 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (10.14%) Public Sector
2 19 (5.35%) Finance
3 11 (3.10%) Aerospace
4 9 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.69%) Electronics
6 5 (1.41%) Military
7 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.85%) Fire and Rescue
8 3 (0.85%) Marketing
9 2 (0.56%) Avionics
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (11.83%) Developer
2 36 (10.14%) Analyst
3 33 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (7.89%) Architect
5 20 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (4.23%) Consultant
6 15 (4.23%) Network Engineer
7 14 (3.94%) Oracle Developer
8 13 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (3.38%) Test Manager
10 11 (3.10%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (2.82%) VMware Engineer
12 9 (2.54%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.54%) Systems Developer
12 9 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (1.97%) Infrastructure Architect
14 7 (1.97%) Project Manager
14 7 (1.97%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.35%) JSON
2 16 (4.51%) React
3 15 (4.23%) REST
4 12 (3.38%) HTML
5 10 (2.82%) CSS
5 10 (2.82%) RESTful
6 9 (2.54%) Node.js
7 7 (1.97%) GraphQL
7 7 (1.97%) Spring
7 7 (1.97%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (1.69%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (1.69%) gRPC
8 6 (1.69%) IBM Integration Bus
8 6 (1.69%) Java EE
8 6 (1.69%) Swagger
8 6 (1.69%) Web Services
9 4 (1.13%) Ember.js
9 4 (1.13%) HTML5
9 4 (1.13%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
1 31 (8.73%) Data Centre
2 10 (2.82%) PKI
2 10 (2.82%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 6 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (1.41%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.13%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (1.13%) Replication
6 4 (1.13%) User Experience
7 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.56%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 100 (28.17%) Linux
2 83 (23.38%) Windows
3 43 (12.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 23 (6.48%) CentOS
5 23 (6.48%) Ubuntu
6 21 (5.92%) Windows 10
7 12 (3.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (3.10%) Unix
9 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.85%) AIX
12 1 (0.28%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (20.56%) DevOps
2 66 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (8.17%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (7.89%) Project Delivery
6 27 (7.61%) Programme Management
7 25 (7.04%) Converged Infrastructure
7 25 (7.04%) Scrum
7 25 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (5.63%) Business Case
9 20 (5.63%) Due Diligence
9 20 (5.63%) ITIL
9 20 (5.63%) Service Management
10 19 (5.35%) Migration
10 19 (5.35%) Performance Measurement
10 19 (5.35%) Scenario Testing
11 18 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (5.07%) Mentoring
11 18 (5.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.17%) SQL
2 27 (7.61%) JavaScript
3 23 (6.48%) C
4 22 (6.20%) PowerShell
5 17 (4.79%) PL/SQL
6 16 (4.51%) Bash Shell
7 13 (3.66%) Java
7 13 (3.66%) Python
8 11 (3.10%) Ruby
9 8 (2.25%) C#
10 7 (1.97%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.69%) Go
11 6 (1.69%) Scala
12 3 (0.85%) C++
12 3 (0.85%) Java 8
13 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.28%) Ada
14 1 (0.28%) Ada 95
14 1 (0.28%) VB
14 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 355 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.30%) DV Cleared
3 11 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (2.82%) CISSP
5 9 (2.54%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.97%) CCNA
7 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.69%) CCNP
9 5 (1.41%) Degree
9 5 (1.41%) MCSE
10 4 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.13%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.85%) CCIE
11 3 (0.85%) CISM
11 3 (0.85%) HND
11 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.94%) SLA
2 12 (3.38%) QA
3 8 (2.25%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.69%) GDPR
4 6 (1.69%) NCSC
5 5 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.13%) NIST
7 3 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.56%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.28%) COBIT
9 1 (0.28%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.28%) IFRS
9 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.28%) PMO
9 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 52 (14.65%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (9.86%) vSphere
4 32 (9.01%) VMware NSX
5 30 (8.45%) Docker
6 27 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.94%) HDFS
8 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.56%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.28%) KVM
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.28%) vCloud
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.28%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 43 (12.11%) Ansible
2 35 (9.86%) vCenter Server
3 30 (8.45%) Kubernetes
4 18 (5.07%) Puppet
4 18 (5.07%) vRealize
5 17 (4.79%) Terraform
6 15 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (3.10%) Packer
9 10 (2.82%) SCCM
10 8 (2.25%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.69%) Grafana
11 6 (1.69%) Istio
11 6 (1.69%) Prometheus
12 4 (1.13%) CFEngine
12 4 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.13%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.56%) Ambari
13 2 (0.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 58 (16.34%) VMware
2 47 (13.24%) Cisco
3 45 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 42 (11.83%) Red Hat
5 38 (10.70%) Dell
6 37 (10.42%) Oracle
7 21 (5.92%) EMC
8 13 (3.66%) Atlassian
9 12 (3.38%) Juniper
10 11 (3.10%) Adobe
11 10 (2.82%) SAP
11 10 (2.82%) Veeam
12 9 (2.54%) IBM
13 8 (2.25%) Fortinet
13 8 (2.25%) HP
14 7 (1.97%) McAfee
14 7 (1.97%) Splunk
15 5 (1.41%) Cloudera
16 4 (1.13%) F5
16 4 (1.13%) Google