Period
to 20 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,131 864 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.45% 13.72% 12.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.71% 44.47% 43.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 468 381
South West median daily rate £465 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.82% +1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 72 54
South West median hourly rate £40.25 £41.92 £41.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.99% +1.88% +2.88%
10th Percentile £27.03 £17.50 £17.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.52 £53.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.29% +87.17% -42.73%

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 2,275 1,943 1,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.11% 30.85% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,349 1,003 858
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £308 £273 £216
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 122 103
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +10.75% +36.36%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -3.38%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 +1 510 £475 - 43
Bristol +6 236 £475 +22.58% 66
Devon +8 127 £438 +2.94% 6
Gloucestershire -2 117 £450 +20.00% 34
Somerset +11 78 £460 +8.24% 7
Dorset +12 29 £330 -3.09% 22
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 1,131 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 312 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (19.98%) Windows
4 215 (19.01%) Public Sector
5 196 (17.33%) Microsoft
6 185 (16.36%) DV Cleared
7 168 (14.85%) Linux
8 147 (13.00%) Java
9 126 (11.14%) Software Engineering
10 121 (10.70%) ITIL
11 120 (10.61%) Active Directory
12 119 (10.52%) C++
13 118 (10.43%) SQL
14 109 (9.64%) Python
14 109 (9.64%) Finance
15 106 (9.37%) PowerShell
16 104 (9.20%) C
17 103 (9.11%) Scrum
17 103 (9.11%) VMware
18 94 (8.31%) C#
19 92 (8.13%) Azure
19 92 (8.13%) DevOps
20 91 (8.05%) Oracle
20 91 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
21 87 (7.69%) Service Management
22 86 (7.60%) Project Management
22 86 (7.60%) AWS
23 83 (7.34%) SCCM
24 82 (7.25%) Windows Server
25 80 (7.07%) .NET

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 44 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.09%) Confluence
3 34 (3.01%) Skype for Business
4 19 (1.68%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.15%) JBoss
6 9 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.44%) IIS
10 4 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.35%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.27%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.088%) CMS
Applications
1 62 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.80%) Simulink
7 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.088%) InVision
8 1 (0.088%) Revit
8 1 (0.088%) Sketch
8 1 (0.088%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.80%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 6 (0.53%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.18%) Primavera
6 1 (0.088%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.088%) Minerva
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 92 (8.13%) Azure
2 86 (7.60%) AWS
3 55 (4.86%) Office 365
4 36 (3.18%) Serverless
5 26 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (2.03%) Amazon S3
7 22 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 15 (1.33%) Power Platform
10 14 (1.24%) SaaS
11 12 (1.06%) PaaS
12 10 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.88%) IaaS
13 9 (0.80%) Amazon Glacier
13 9 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.80%) AWS CloudTrail
13 9 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.53%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.19%) DNS
2 52 (4.60%) DHCP
3 46 (4.07%) Skype
4 34 (3.01%) Firewall
5 28 (2.48%) Internet
6 27 (2.39%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.95%) Ethernet
8 20 (1.77%) WAN
9 14 (1.24%) LAN
10 13 (1.15%) Wireshark
11 12 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (0.88%) SNMP
13 9 (0.80%) FTP
13 9 (0.80%) Network Security
13 9 (0.80%) SAN
13 9 (0.80%) VSAN
14 8 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (0.62%) VPN
16 6 (0.53%) Wireless
17 5 (0.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.12%) Oracle Database
3 21 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (1.50%) Hadoop
5 15 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.24%) Big Data
6 14 (1.24%) DB2
6 14 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (0.88%) Power BI
8 9 (0.80%) DataStage
8 9 (0.80%) Informix
9 8 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
9 8 (0.71%) QualityStage
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (0.53%) Event Store
11 6 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
12 5 (0.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 72 (6.37%) JIRA
2 42 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 42 (3.71%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.83%) Cucumber
4 28 (2.48%) NetBeans
5 26 (2.30%) Selenium
6 23 (2.03%) Rational DOORS
7 22 (1.95%) Eclipse
8 21 (1.86%) Visual Studio
9 20 (1.77%) MSI
10 15 (1.33%) Bitbucket
11 14 (1.24%) Rational Rhapsody
12 12 (1.06%) GitLab
12 12 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.97%) GDB
13 11 (0.97%) JUnit
14 9 (0.80%) Maven
14 9 (0.80%) Mockito
15 7 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 215 (19.01%) Public Sector
2 109 (9.64%) Finance
3 80 (7.07%) Telecoms
4 78 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 74 (6.54%) Military
6 66 (5.84%) Electronics
6 66 (5.84%) Marketing
7 29 (2.56%) Aerospace
8 13 (1.15%) Local Government
9 11 (0.97%) Publishing
10 10 (0.88%) Retail
11 9 (0.80%) Legal
12 5 (0.44%) Billing
13 4 (0.35%) Avionics
13 4 (0.35%) Law
14 3 (0.27%) Automotive
14 3 (0.27%) Games
15 2 (0.18%) Back Office
15 2 (0.18%) Banking
16 1 (0.088%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 178 (15.74%) Developer
2 125 (11.05%) Architect
3 75 (6.63%) Analyst
3 75 (6.63%) Software Engineer
4 57 (5.04%) Consultant
4 57 (5.04%) Project Manager
5 49 (4.33%) C++ Software Engineer
6 46 (4.07%) Java Developer
7 42 (3.71%) Business Analyst
8 32 (2.83%) Coordinator
9 31 (2.74%) Software Developer
10 22 (1.95%) Tester
10 22 (1.95%) Windows Engineer
11 21 (1.86%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (1.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (1.86%) Java Engineer
11 21 (1.86%) Java Software Engineer
11 21 (1.86%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 20 (1.77%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 19 (1.68%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (7.07%) .NET
2 73 (6.45%) Web Services
3 57 (5.04%) XML
4 38 (3.36%) Node.js
5 35 (3.09%) HTML
6 34 (3.01%) CSS
7 28 (2.48%) AngularJS
8 25 (2.21%) Spring
9 22 (1.95%) React
10 19 (1.68%) Qt
10 19 (1.68%) RESTful
11 17 (1.50%) REST
12 15 (1.33%) ActiveX
12 15 (1.33%) DirectX
12 15 (1.33%) Hibernate
12 15 (1.33%) MFC
12 15 (1.33%) Middleware
12 15 (1.33%) OpenGL
13 14 (1.24%) EJB
13 14 (1.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 30 (2.65%) PKI
4 25 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 22 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.86%) User Experience
7 20 (1.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 20 (1.77%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.59%) CMDB
9 15 (1.33%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.24%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.80%) ASIC
12 8 (0.71%) NHS
13 7 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.62%) Reference Data
13 7 (0.62%) VHDL
14 5 (0.44%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.44%) CAN bus
14 5 (0.44%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 226 (19.98%) Windows
2 168 (14.85%) Linux
3 82 (7.25%) Windows Server
4 71 (6.28%) Windows 10
5 59 (5.22%) Windows 7
6 45 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (3.01%) Unix
9 17 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.15%) Solaris
11 10 (0.88%) CentOS
12 6 (0.53%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.27%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.18%) pSOS
14 2 (0.18%) VMS
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.088%) AIX
15 1 (0.088%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (11.14%) Software Engineering
3 121 (10.70%) ITIL
4 103 (9.11%) Scrum
5 92 (8.13%) DevOps
6 91 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
7 87 (7.69%) Service Management
8 86 (7.60%) Project Management
9 76 (6.72%) Programme Management
10 72 (6.37%) TDD
11 66 (5.84%) Digital Marketing
12 64 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
13 59 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
14 56 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (4.77%) BDD
16 52 (4.60%) Test Automation
17 51 (4.51%) Customer Requirements
17 51 (4.51%) Information Security
18 50 (4.42%) Migration
19 48 (4.24%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 147 (13.00%) Java
2 119 (10.52%) C++
3 118 (10.43%) SQL
4 109 (9.64%) Python
5 106 (9.37%) PowerShell
6 104 (9.20%) C
7 94 (8.31%) C#
8 79 (6.98%) JavaScript
9 27 (2.39%) Ruby
10 18 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 15 (1.33%) GLSL
11 15 (1.33%) HLSL
12 14 (1.24%) Java 8
13 9 (0.80%) MATLAB
13 9 (0.80%) VBScript
14 8 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.71%) Scala
14 8 (0.71%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.53%) Assembly Language
15 6 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,131 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 185 (16.36%) DV Cleared
3 49 (4.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 45 (3.98%) Degree
5 20 (1.77%) AWS Certification
6 18 (1.59%) ISEB
6 18 (1.59%) ISTQB
7 17 (1.50%) CISSP
8 15 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.97%) CISM
11 9 (0.80%) CCNA
11 9 (0.80%) CCNP
11 9 (0.80%) MCSE
12 8 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (0.71%) CISA
13 7 (0.62%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.62%) IIBA
13 7 (0.62%) PMP
14 6 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.48%) QA
2 20 (1.77%) PMO
3 19 (1.68%) JSP 440
4 17 (1.50%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (1.33%) RMADS
6 10 (0.88%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.80%) NCSC
8 8 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.53%) HMG Infosec
9 6 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.44%) SLA
11 4 (0.35%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.35%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.18%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.18%) GDPR
12 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.18%) MISRA
12 2 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 120 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 67 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.71%) Docker
4 24 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (2.12%) VMware NSX
5 21 (1.86%) vSphere
6 20 (1.77%) Hyper-V
7 19 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.50%) XenApp
9 11 (0.97%) NDS
10 9 (0.80%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 9 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.53%) Snort
12 5 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.44%) Firmware
12 5 (0.44%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.44%) Xen
13 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 83 (7.34%) SCCM
2 28 (2.48%) Ansible
3 25 (2.21%) Kubernetes
4 24 (2.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 24 (2.12%) SCOM
5 19 (1.68%) vCenter Server
6 17 (1.50%) PowerCLI
7 15 (1.33%) Puppet
8 14 (1.24%) Terraform
9 9 (0.80%) WSUS
10 6 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.53%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.53%) ThinApp
11 5 (0.44%) Marathon
11 5 (0.44%) Mesos
11 5 (0.44%) Nessus
11 5 (0.44%) Nmap
11 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 196 (17.33%) Microsoft
2 103 (9.11%) VMware
3 91 (8.05%) Oracle
4 68 (6.01%) SAP
5 45 (3.98%) Citrix
6 37 (3.27%) Cisco
7 32 (2.83%) NetIQ
8 28 (2.48%) Remedy
9 27 (2.39%) Atlassian
9 27 (2.39%) Red Hat
10 24 (2.12%) BMC
11 23 (2.03%) Apple
12 22 (1.95%) ForgeRock
12 22 (1.95%) Google
13 16 (1.41%) HP
14 14 (1.24%) IBM
15 13 (1.15%) BiZZdesign
16 12 (1.06%) Dell
17 10 (0.88%) McAfee
18 9 (0.80%) Teradata