Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 699 763 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.33% 13.30% 11.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.71% 43.28% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 500 508
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £161 £247 £267
90th Percentile £600 £579 £516
England median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 44 65
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.88% -3.61% +2.47%
10th Percentile £17.17 £16.04 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.63 £55.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -37.67% - +57.89%

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 the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1599 1763 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.20% 30.72% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1092 1217
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £531
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 106 129
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £50.45
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the South West

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the South West

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the South West

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the South West

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in the South West

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire -1 227 £450 +15.26% 9
Bristol -4 171 £411 +2.17% 3
Devon +7 99 £413 +2.80% 4
Gloucestershire -2 83 £325 -14.47% 1
Somerset +2 57 £375 -8.81% 1
Dorset +5 27 £319 -29.17% 2
Cornwall -5 4 £111 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 699 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 127 (18.17%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (14.45%) Microsoft
4 80 (11.44%) Windows
5 75 (10.73%) Finance
6 73 (10.44%) Project Management
7 70 (10.01%) PRINCE2
8 68 (9.73%) ITIL
9 61 (8.73%) DV Cleared
10 60 (8.58%) SQL
11 58 (8.30%) Java
12 56 (8.01%) Linux
13 53 (7.58%) Degree
14 51 (7.30%) Military
15 50 (7.15%) Cisco
16 48 (6.87%) Management Information System
17 47 (6.72%) Microsoft Project
18 46 (6.58%) Migration
19 45 (6.44%) SharePoint
19 45 (6.44%) Risk Management
20 44 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
21 42 (6.01%) Scrum
21 42 (6.01%) Programme Management
22 40 (5.72%) Telecoms
22 40 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
23 39 (5.58%) Software Engineering
24 38 (5.44%) PMO
25 37 (5.29%) Active Directory
25 37 (5.29%) SQL Server
25 37 (5.29%) BPSS Clearance

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 45 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.15%) Skype for Business
3 14 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 14 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (1.57%) Apache
5 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.72%) IIS
7 5 (0.72%) JBoss
7 5 (0.72%) nginx
8 4 (0.57%) Confluence
8 4 (0.57%) iPlanet
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.43%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.43%) CMS
9 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (6.72%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.29%) SPSS
5 2 (0.29%) Windchill
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.86%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.72%) Primavera
5 4 (0.57%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.29%) Cognos Planning
7 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.29%) SystmOne
7 2 (0.29%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.29%) Office 365
2 27 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (1.43%) Serverless
5 8 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.43%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.43%) SaaS
9 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.29%) GitHub
9 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.14%) IaaS
10 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.86%) Firewall
2 29 (4.15%) LAN
3 26 (3.72%) WAN
4 23 (3.29%) TCP/IP
5 15 (2.15%) DNS
6 13 (1.86%) SAN
7 12 (1.72%) Network Security
8 11 (1.57%) DHCP
8 11 (1.57%) MPLS
9 10 (1.43%) BGP
10 9 (1.29%) HTTP
10 9 (1.29%) SMS
10 9 (1.29%) VPN
11 8 (1.14%) Internet
11 8 (1.14%) Wireless
12 7 (1.00%) WLAN
13 6 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.86%) Multicast
13 6 (0.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.29%) Hadoop
3 13 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.72%) MySQL
5 10 (1.43%) Big Data
6 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.57%) Power BI
9 4 (0.57%) Snowflake Schema
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.57%) Star Schema
10 3 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 35 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (4.01%) Rational DOORS
3 18 (2.58%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.43%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.15%) Eclipse
6 14 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 11 (1.57%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.43%) NetBeans
9 9 (1.29%) Selenium
10 8 (1.14%) GitLab
10 8 (1.14%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.00%) JIRA
11 7 (1.00%) PhpStorm
12 6 (0.86%) GDB
13 5 (0.72%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.43%) Grunt
14 3 (0.43%) Travis CI
14 3 (0.43%) Vagrant
15 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 75 (10.73%) Finance
2 51 (7.30%) Military
3 40 (5.72%) Telecoms
4 32 (4.58%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.15%) Electronics
5 22 (3.15%) Marketing
6 9 (1.29%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.00%) Legal
8 6 (0.86%) Local Government
9 4 (0.57%) Back Office
10 1 (0.14%) Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Law
10 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (12.59%) Developer
2 69 (9.87%) Architect
3 58 (8.30%) Analyst
4 53 (7.58%) Project Manager
5 47 (6.72%) Consultant
6 31 (4.43%) Network Engineer
7 28 (4.01%) Software Engineer
8 24 (3.43%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 20 (2.86%) Support Officer
10 19 (2.72%) Project Officer
10 19 (2.72%) Project Support Officer
11 18 (2.58%) Support Engineer
12 17 (2.43%) Desktop Support
13 16 (2.29%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.00%) Enterprise Architect
14 14 (2.00%) Software Developer
14 14 (2.00%) Test Manager
15 13 (1.86%) C++ Software Engineer
15 13 (1.86%) Data Architect
16 12 (1.72%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.43%) Web Services
2 26 (3.72%) CSS
2 26 (3.72%) HTML
3 20 (2.86%) XML
4 19 (2.72%) .NET
5 11 (1.57%) Spring
6 10 (1.43%) XSD
7 9 (1.29%) REST
7 9 (1.29%) WSDL
8 7 (1.00%) J2EE
8 7 (1.00%) SOAP
9 6 (0.86%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.86%) JDBC
9 6 (0.86%) JFC
10 5 (0.72%) Visualforce
10 5 (0.72%) WPF
10 5 (0.72%) XForms
10 5 (0.72%) XSL
11 4 (0.57%) HTML5
11 4 (0.57%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.87%) Management Information System
2 40 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.72%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.43%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.72%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.29%) Cyber Defence
7 8 (1.14%) Handset
8 7 (1.00%) CESG
8 7 (1.00%) CESG CLAS
8 7 (1.00%) NHS
8 7 (1.00%) User Experience
9 6 (0.86%) PKI
9 6 (0.86%) RIA
10 5 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (0.57%) Clustering
11 4 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.57%) PMI
11 4 (0.57%) VAX
12 3 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (11.44%) Windows
2 56 (8.01%) Linux
3 25 (3.58%) Windows 10
4 24 (3.43%) Windows 7
5 23 (3.29%) Unix
6 16 (2.29%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.86%) Solaris
8 12 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.00%) HPUX
11 6 (0.86%) AIX
11 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.72%) CentOS
13 4 (0.57%) SUSE
14 3 (0.43%) VMS
15 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (18.17%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (10.44%) Project Management
3 70 (10.01%) PRINCE2
4 68 (9.73%) ITIL
5 46 (6.58%) Migration
6 45 (6.44%) Risk Management
7 44 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (6.01%) Programme Management
8 42 (6.01%) Scrum
9 39 (5.58%) Software Engineering
10 36 (5.15%) Project Planning
10 36 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (4.72%) Test Automation
12 30 (4.29%) Validation
13 29 (4.15%) Coaching
13 29 (4.15%) UML
14 27 (3.86%) Data Modelling
14 27 (3.86%) Workflow
15 24 (3.43%) Configuration Management
15 24 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (8.58%) SQL
2 58 (8.30%) Java
3 35 (5.01%) JavaScript
4 34 (4.86%) C++
5 31 (4.43%) C#
6 30 (4.29%) C
7 15 (2.15%) Python
8 11 (1.57%) PHP
9 8 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.86%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.72%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.72%) SOQL
12 5 (0.72%) VBA
12 5 (0.72%) XPath
12 5 (0.72%) XQuery
13 4 (0.57%) Ruby
13 4 (0.57%) SOSL
13 4 (0.57%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 699 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (8.73%) DV Cleared
3 53 (7.58%) Degree
4 37 (5.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.72%) CISSP
7 14 (2.00%) CCNP
8 12 (1.72%) APMP
9 11 (1.57%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (1.43%) CLAS
10 10 (1.43%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.43%) PMP
11 8 (1.14%) CCNA
11 8 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (1.00%) BC Cleared
12 7 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.86%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 5 (0.72%) IISP
14 5 (0.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.44%) PMO
2 12 (1.72%) QA
3 10 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (1.00%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.86%) COBIT
5 6 (0.86%) SLA
6 5 (0.72%) RMADS
7 4 (0.57%) HL7
7 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.43%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.43%) ECSS
8 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.14%) GDPR
10 1 (0.14%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 37 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.29%) Docker
4 9 (1.29%) vSphere
5 8 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.86%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.72%) Samba
7 5 (0.72%) Xen
8 4 (0.57%) Firmware
9 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.43%) KVM
9 3 (0.43%) Squid
9 3 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.43%) XenApp
10 2 (0.29%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.29%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.00%) Puppet
2 5 (0.72%) vCenter Server
3 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.57%) SCCM
4 3 (0.43%) Nagios
4 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.43%) Packer
4 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.43%) Webmin
4 3 (0.43%) Xymon
5 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.29%) SCOM
5 2 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.29%) WSUS
6 1 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.14%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 101 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 50 (7.15%) Cisco
3 35 (5.01%) VMware
4 24 (3.43%) SAP
5 22 (3.15%) Cognos
6 18 (2.58%) IBM
6 18 (2.58%) Oracle
7 17 (2.43%) Citrix
8 16 (2.29%) Nintex
9 13 (1.86%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.57%) Remedy
11 9 (1.29%) Hortonworks
11 9 (1.29%) HP
11 9 (1.29%) Juniper
12 8 (1.14%) EMC
12 8 (1.14%) Sun
13 7 (1.00%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.00%) Siemens
13 7 (1.00%) Veritas
13 7 (1.00%) webMethods