Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 579 808 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.09% 14.87% 13.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.99% 45.78% 39.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 525 539
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £137 £240 £265
90th Percentile £600 £600 £516
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 71
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £39.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.18% -6.97% -1.26%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.01 £13.99
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.13 £57.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £38.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -50.79% -1.94% +98.72%

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 1,379 1,765 2,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.42% 32.49% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 1,133 1,279
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £255
90th Percentile £596 £575 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 147 131
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% -7.23% +14.01%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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
Bristol -4 167 £400 -2.44% 40
Wiltshire -2 158 £475 +18.75% 18
Devon +6 95 £475 +9.95% 4
Gloucestershire -3 66 £270 -35.06% 11
Somerset -6 46 £400 +14.29% 3
Dorset -9 13 £133 -49.23% 6
Cornwall - 3 £122 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 579 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 89 (15.37%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (12.95%) Microsoft
4 72 (12.44%) Linux
5 67 (11.57%) Windows
6 60 (10.36%) Java
7 56 (9.67%) Cisco
7 56 (9.67%) Firewall
8 51 (8.81%) DV Cleared
9 49 (8.46%) Finance
10 46 (7.94%) Active Directory
11 45 (7.77%) ITIL
12 44 (7.60%) Project Management
12 44 (7.60%) Git (software)
13 43 (7.43%) SQL
14 40 (6.91%) Military
15 39 (6.74%) Risk Management
15 39 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
15 39 (6.74%) Ansible
15 39 (6.74%) Docker
16 38 (6.56%) Management Information System
17 35 (6.04%) VMware
17 35 (6.04%) Jenkins
18 34 (5.87%) Office 365
18 34 (5.87%) Migration
18 34 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (5.70%) Python
19 33 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
20 31 (5.35%) Puppet
20 31 (5.35%) C

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 25 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.59%) Skype for Business
3 11 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
4 10 (1.73%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.21%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.21%) Confluence
6 6 (1.04%) nginx
7 5 (0.86%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.69%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.69%) IIS
9 3 (0.52%) CMS
9 3 (0.52%) SAS
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.17%) Apache
11 1 (0.17%) JBoss
11 1 (0.17%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) InVision
4 1 (0.17%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) SPSS
4 1 (0.17%) UXPin
4 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (2.07%) Cognos TM1
2 7 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.69%) Primavera
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.35%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.87%) Office 365
2 33 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (2.07%) Serverless
5 11 (1.90%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.04%) IaaS
6 6 (1.04%) PaaS
7 4 (0.69%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.69%) SaaS
8 3 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.17%) GitHub
10 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.67%) Firewall
2 22 (3.80%) LAN
3 21 (3.63%) Network Security
3 21 (3.63%) WAN
4 19 (3.28%) Internet
5 18 (3.11%) BGP
6 15 (2.59%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.42%) MPLS
7 14 (2.42%) VPN
8 13 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (1.90%) Multicast
9 11 (1.90%) Skype
10 10 (1.73%) IPv6
11 8 (1.38%) DMZ
11 8 (1.38%) DNS
11 8 (1.38%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.38%) SMS
12 7 (1.21%) Wireless
12 7 (1.21%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.49%) Hadoop
2 21 (3.63%) Big Data
3 18 (3.11%) SQL Server
4 13 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.73%) Apache Hive
5 10 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.04%) GIS
7 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.86%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.52%) Power BI
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (7.60%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 26 (4.49%) JIRA
4 19 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (2.94%) Artifactory
6 14 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.25%) Maven
8 12 (2.07%) Rational Rhapsody
9 9 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.38%) Selenium
10 8 (1.38%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.04%) GDB
11 6 (1.04%) Rational Quality Manager
11 6 (1.04%) Rational Team Concert
12 5 (0.86%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.69%) Gradle
13 4 (0.69%) NetBeans
14 3 (0.52%) Cucumber
15 2 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (8.46%) Finance
2 40 (6.91%) Military
3 26 (4.49%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.28%) Electronics
6 13 (2.25%) Marketing
7 11 (1.90%) Legal
8 4 (0.69%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.69%) Law
9 2 (0.35%) Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (14.34%) Developer
2 47 (8.12%) Architect
3 44 (7.60%) Analyst
4 37 (6.39%) Network Engineer
5 33 (5.70%) Consultant
6 30 (5.18%) Project Manager
7 27 (4.66%) Desktop Support
8 23 (3.97%) Support Engineer
9 20 (3.45%) Security Engineer
10 18 (3.11%) Administrator
10 18 (3.11%) Software Engineer
11 17 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
11 17 (2.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 16 (2.76%) Java Developer
12 16 (2.76%) Senior Developer
12 16 (2.76%) Software Developer
13 15 (2.59%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 12 (2.07%) Network Security Engineer
14 12 (2.07%) Systems Administrator
15 11 (1.90%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.63%) .NET
2 15 (2.59%) Web Services
3 14 (2.42%) CSS
3 14 (2.42%) HTML
4 11 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (1.90%) XML
5 8 (1.38%) LDAP
6 7 (1.21%) ModSecurity
7 5 (0.86%) Visualforce
8 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.69%) Spring Boot
8 4 (0.69%) WSDL
9 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.52%) NumPy
9 3 (0.52%) Pandas
9 3 (0.52%) SciPy
10 2 (0.35%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 15 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.42%) EMC VNX
4 9 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.21%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.04%) PKI
7 5 (0.86%) Data Centre
7 5 (0.86%) Handset
7 5 (0.86%) User Experience
8 4 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.69%) VHDL
9 2 (0.35%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.35%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.35%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.35%) PMI
9 2 (0.35%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.35%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.44%) Linux
2 67 (11.57%) Windows
3 25 (4.32%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.97%) Unix
5 20 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (3.11%) Windows 10
7 14 (2.42%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.25%) CentOS
9 10 (1.73%) Solaris
10 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.04%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.69%) Android
13 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.52%) HPUX
14 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.35%) AIX
15 2 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (15.37%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (7.77%) ITIL
3 44 (7.60%) Project Management
4 39 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (6.74%) Risk Management
5 34 (5.87%) Migration
5 34 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (5.18%) DevOps
7 27 (4.66%) Information Security
8 26 (4.49%) Software Engineering
9 25 (4.32%) Test Automation
10 24 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
11 23 (3.97%) Open Source
12 21 (3.63%) Security Hardening
13 20 (3.45%) Programme Management
14 18 (3.11%) Information Assurance
14 18 (3.11%) Scrum
15 17 (2.94%) Validation
16 16 (2.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (10.36%) Java
2 43 (7.43%) SQL
3 33 (5.70%) Python
4 31 (5.35%) C
5 24 (4.15%) Ruby
6 20 (3.45%) C++
6 20 (3.45%) Groovy
7 19 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.11%) C#
8 18 (3.11%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.73%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.21%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.04%) VBA
12 5 (0.86%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.86%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.86%) Dart
12 5 (0.86%) SOQL
13 4 (0.69%) SOSL
14 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 579 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.81%) DV Cleared
3 31 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (4.66%) CISSP
5 26 (4.49%) Degree
6 25 (4.32%) CCNP
7 17 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
8 16 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.55%) CCNA
10 8 (1.38%) APMP
10 8 (1.38%) CLAS
11 6 (1.04%) CCIE
11 6 (1.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 5 (0.86%) CCDA
12 5 (0.86%) CISM
13 4 (0.69%) CCDE
13 4 (0.69%) CCDP
13 4 (0.69%) CCENT
13 4 (0.69%) ISACA
13 4 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.25%) QA
2 10 (1.73%) RMADS
2 10 (1.73%) SLA
3 9 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.55%) JSP 440
4 7 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.04%) PMO
6 4 (0.69%) COBIT
7 3 (0.52%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.52%) ECSS
8 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.17%) BS25999
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) GDPR
9 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 46 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.74%) Docker
3 17 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.59%) vSphere
5 9 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.21%) Firmware
6 7 (1.21%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.35%) Xen
10 1 (0.17%) HDFS
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (6.74%) Ansible
2 31 (5.35%) Puppet
3 26 (4.49%) EMC NetWorker
4 12 (2.07%) Nagios
4 12 (2.07%) SCCM
5 10 (1.73%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.04%) SCOM
7 4 (0.69%) Oozie
8 3 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.52%) QRadar
8 3 (0.52%) RSA enVision
9 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.35%) SnapVault
9 2 (0.35%) WSUS
10 1 (0.17%) Nessus
10 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.67%) Cisco
3 35 (6.04%) VMware
4 30 (5.18%) EMC
5 26 (4.49%) Oracle
6 20 (3.45%) Cognos
7 19 (3.28%) IBM
7 19 (3.28%) SAP
8 17 (2.94%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.42%) Fortinet
10 12 (2.07%) Remedy
11 10 (1.73%) Nintex
12 8 (1.38%) Citrix
12 8 (1.38%) HP
12 8 (1.38%) McAfee
13 7 (1.21%) Palo Alto
13 7 (1.21%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.86%) Blue Coat
14 5 (0.86%) ESRI
14 5 (0.86%) Salesforce.com