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 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
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 384 375 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.94% 12.88% 12.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.64% 39.18% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 226 239
Median daily rate £389 £380 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% -3.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £286 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 15
Median hourly rate £39.50 £44.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.22% +1.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £35.00 £34.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.80
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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 806 957 904
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.35% 32.86% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 561 551
Median daily rate £400 £388 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -5.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 69 28
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.94 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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 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
Wiltshire -2 127 £375 - 21
Bristol +9 99 £380 +5.55% 10
Gloucestershire 0 48 £390 -8.23% 3
Devon -2 44 £400 -7.51% 1
Somerset 0 33 £354 -27.80% 1
Dorset -1 3 - -
Avon - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 South West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 834 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 213 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (15.83%) Oracle
4 118 (14.15%) Microsoft
5 114 (13.67%) Windows
6 108 (12.95%) Finance
7 107 (12.83%) Project Management
8 94 (11.27%) ITIL
9 82 (9.83%) SQL
10 81 (9.71%) Java
11 77 (9.23%) VMware
12 72 (8.63%) C#
13 71 (8.51%) Scrum
14 68 (8.15%) MS Project
15 67 (8.03%) Linux
16 63 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
17 57 (6.83%) SharePoint
17 57 (6.83%) Firewall
18 56 (6.71%) .NET
19 55 (6.59%) MS Office
19 55 (6.59%) MS Excel
20 54 (6.47%) Programme Management
20 54 (6.47%) DV Cleared
21 53 (6.35%) PRINCE2
22 52 (6.24%) SQL Server
23 51 (6.12%) Software Engineering
23 51 (6.12%) Project Planning
23 51 (6.12%) Windows Server
24 50 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
25 49 (5.88%) Migration

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 57 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.20%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (1.56%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.44%) IIS
4 12 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.32%) Confluence
6 10 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.96%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.72%) Apache
8 6 (0.72%) JBoss
8 6 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
9 5 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 68 (8.15%) MS Project
2 55 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 55 (6.59%) MS Office
3 4 (0.48%) Simulink
4 3 (0.36%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 44 (5.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 31 (3.72%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (3.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 26 (3.12%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.84%) Primavera
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.20%) Office 365
2 20 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.08%) IaaS
5 8 (0.96%) SaaS
6 6 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.72%) PaaS
7 3 (0.36%) GitHub
8 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.83%) Firewall
2 38 (4.56%) LAN
3 30 (3.60%) WAN
4 22 (2.64%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.16%) DNS
5 18 (2.16%) Network Security
6 16 (1.92%) Internet
7 13 (1.56%) LDAP
7 13 (1.56%) VoIP
8 10 (1.20%) Wireshark
9 9 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (1.08%) DHCP
9 9 (1.08%) SSL
10 8 (0.96%) SAN
10 8 (0.96%) VPN
11 7 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.84%) DMZ
11 7 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.72%) Wireless
13 5 (0.60%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 25 (3.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 20 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
9 9 (1.08%) MySQL
9 9 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.96%) Big Data
10 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.84%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.84%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.40%) Oracle APEX
3 20 (2.40%) Selenium
3 20 (2.40%) SpecFlow
4 18 (2.16%) JIRA
4 18 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
5 14 (1.68%) HP UFT
6 12 (1.44%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.96%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.84%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (0.72%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.72%) Maven
10 6 (0.72%) Spock
11 5 (0.60%) Metasploit
11 5 (0.60%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.60%) Toad
11 5 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 108 (12.95%) Finance
2 45 (5.40%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.72%) Electronics
3 31 (3.72%) Manufacturing
4 30 (3.60%) Marketing
5 28 (3.36%) Military
6 10 (1.20%) Aerospace
7 8 (0.96%) Legal
8 6 (0.72%) Avionics
9 4 (0.48%) Law
9 4 (0.48%) Local Government
10 3 (0.36%) Back Office
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.24%) Retail
12 1 (0.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 112 (13.43%) Developer
2 84 (10.07%) Consultant
3 75 (8.99%) Analyst
4 65 (7.79%) Architect
5 56 (6.71%) Project Manager
6 35 (4.20%) Coordinator
6 35 (4.20%) Oracle Consultant
7 33 (3.96%) Support Engineer
8 32 (3.84%) Software Engineer
9 30 (3.60%) Project Planner
10 26 (3.12%) Project Coordinator
11 24 (2.88%) Java Developer
11 24 (2.88%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 22 (2.64%) Oracle Developer
13 21 (2.52%) Administrator
14 19 (2.28%) DBA
14 19 (2.28%) Technical Architect
15 18 (2.16%) Business Analyst
15 18 (2.16%) C# Developer
15 18 (2.16%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (6.71%) .NET
2 41 (4.92%) Web Services
3 32 (3.84%) HTML
4 26 (3.12%) .NET Framework
4 26 (3.12%) CSS
5 24 (2.88%) Middleware
6 20 (2.40%) XML
7 18 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
8 15 (1.80%) ASP.NET
9 14 (1.68%) jQuery
9 14 (1.68%) SOAP
9 14 (1.68%) Spring
10 11 (1.32%) Ajax
10 11 (1.32%) RESTful
11 10 (1.20%) HTML5
12 9 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (1.08%) Gherkin
12 9 (1.08%) REST
12 9 (1.08%) WPF
13 8 (0.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.28%) CESG
5 15 (1.80%) User Experience
6 12 (1.44%) Reference Data
7 11 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
8 10 (1.20%) PKI
8 10 (1.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 9 (1.08%) Replication
10 8 (0.96%) CESG CLAS
10 8 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (0.96%) NHS
10 8 (0.96%) RIA
11 6 (0.72%) BYOD
11 6 (0.72%) Clustering
11 6 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.72%) PMI
12 5 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 114 (13.67%) Windows
2 67 (8.03%) Linux
3 51 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.32%) Unix
5 31 (3.72%) Windows 7
6 30 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.32%) Android
10 10 (1.20%) Solaris
11 8 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.96%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.72%) CentOS
14 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.48%) AIX
15 4 (0.48%) Debian
16 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (12.83%) Project Management
3 94 (11.27%) ITIL
4 71 (8.51%) Scrum
5 54 (6.47%) Programme Management
6 53 (6.35%) PRINCE2
7 51 (6.12%) Project Planning
7 51 (6.12%) Software Engineering
8 50 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 49 (5.88%) Migration
9 49 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (4.80%) Risk Management
11 36 (4.32%) DevOps
12 32 (3.84%) UML
13 31 (3.72%) Service Delivery
14 30 (3.60%) Service Management
15 29 (3.48%) Digital Marketing
16 28 (3.36%) Cybersecurity
16 28 (3.36%) Test Automation
17 27 (3.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (9.83%) SQL
2 81 (9.71%) Java
3 72 (8.63%) C#
4 36 (4.32%) C
5 35 (4.20%) JavaScript
6 30 (3.60%) C++
7 24 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 21 (2.52%) PowerShell
9 18 (2.16%) Python
10 12 (1.44%) Ruby
11 10 (1.20%) Ada
11 10 (1.20%) F#
11 10 (1.20%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.84%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.84%) VBScript
13 6 (0.72%) Embedded C++
13 6 (0.72%) Groovy
13 6 (0.72%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.60%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 834 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.47%) DV Cleared
3 37 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (2.88%) Degree
5 23 (2.76%) ISEB
6 21 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (2.52%) CISSP
7 15 (1.80%) CCNP
7 15 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (1.68%) CCNA
8 14 (1.68%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.20%) APMP
9 10 (1.20%) BC Cleared
10 9 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.96%) CLAS
11 8 (0.96%) SANS
12 7 (0.84%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.68%) PMO
2 29 (3.48%) QA
3 23 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.04%) SLA
5 10 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (1.08%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.96%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.60%) ISO27002
8 5 (0.60%) RMADS
9 3 (0.36%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.24%) COBIT
10 2 (0.24%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.24%) GxP
10 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.12%) MISRA
11 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 47 (5.64%) Active Directory
2 43 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.16%) vSphere
4 16 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.80%) Docker
6 11 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.60%) Firmware
9 4 (0.48%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.48%) HDFS
10 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.36%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.36%) Snort
11 2 (0.24%) GFS2
11 2 (0.24%) OCFS2
12 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.12%) vCloud
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (2.64%) Puppet
2 18 (2.16%) Ansible
3 15 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (1.56%) vRealize
5 8 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (0.84%) SCCM
7 6 (0.72%) Terraform
8 5 (0.60%) Nmap
8 5 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.48%) Packer
10 3 (0.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.36%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.36%) QRadar
11 2 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (0.24%) Nessus
11 2 (0.24%) Netcool
11 2 (0.24%) Oozie
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 132 (15.83%) Oracle
2 118 (14.15%) Microsoft
3 77 (9.23%) VMware
4 42 (5.04%) Cisco
5 40 (4.80%) Red Hat
6 33 (3.96%) SAP
7 27 (3.24%) HP
8 24 (2.88%) Hyperion
9 21 (2.52%) Intel Security
10 14 (1.68%) Citrix
10 14 (1.68%) IBM
10 14 (1.68%) Juniper
11 13 (1.56%) Splunk
12 11 (1.32%) Remedy
13 10 (1.20%) CheckPoint
14 7 (0.84%) Cloudera
14 7 (0.84%) SolarWinds
15 6 (0.72%) F5
15 6 (0.72%) Google
16 5 (0.60%) Pegasus
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