Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 603 802 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.92% 15.44% 13.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.83% 48.69% 40.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 495 497
South West median daily rate £445 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £151 £257 £263
90th Percentile £569 £586 £561
England median daily rate £450 £441 £413
% change year-on-year +2.16% +6.79% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 89 74
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -6.98% -3.37%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.20 £17.58
90th Percentile £48.13 £50.50 £57.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -51.43% -3.75% +56.49%

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 1,408 1,647 2,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.84% 31.72% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 1,047 1,219
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £219 £239 £255
90th Percentile £563 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 146 131
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £39.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.24% -4.22% +6.41%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £51.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +23.99%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -3 159 £403 -4.17% 34
Wiltshire -2 153 £475 +18.75% 21
Devon +7 123 £450 +12.38%
Gloucestershire -4 67 £375 -6.25% 13
Somerset -1 60 £425 +13.33% 14
Dorset -7 12 £133 -49.47% 9
Cornwall - 2 £143 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 603 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 135 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (14.59%) Linux
4 78 (12.94%) Windows
5 76 (12.60%) Microsoft
6 67 (11.11%) Java
7 66 (10.95%) Firewall
8 54 (8.96%) Project Management
8 54 (8.96%) Active Directory
9 52 (8.62%) Git (software)
10 51 (8.46%) Cisco
11 48 (7.96%) C
12 47 (7.79%) ITIL
12 47 (7.79%) Jenkins
13 45 (7.46%) Migration
13 45 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (7.30%) VMware
14 44 (7.30%) Ansible
15 43 (7.13%) Finance
16 42 (6.97%) Office 365
17 41 (6.80%) DevOps
18 40 (6.63%) Software Engineering
19 39 (6.47%) Risk Management
19 39 (6.47%) SQL
19 39 (6.47%) Docker
20 38 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
20 38 (6.30%) Python
21 37 (6.14%) Test Automation
21 37 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
22 36 (5.97%) Scrum

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 33 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.99%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.66%) Confluence
3 10 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.33%) IIS
5 7 (1.16%) JBoss
6 6 (1.00%) nginx
6 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.83%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.83%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.50%) Apache
9 3 (0.50%) SAS
10 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.17%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.66%) Doxygen
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.66%) Simulink
4 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.17%) InVision
4 1 (0.17%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 8 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Primavera
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.97%) Office 365
2 37 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.82%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.82%) Serverless
7 7 (1.16%) PaaS
7 7 (1.16%) SaaS
8 5 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.83%) IaaS
9 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.17%) G Suite
10 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.17%) Slack
10 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 66 (10.95%) Firewall
2 27 (4.48%) Internet
3 22 (3.65%) Skype
4 18 (2.99%) LAN
5 17 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (2.65%) DMZ
7 15 (2.49%) Network Security
8 12 (1.99%) BGP
8 12 (1.99%) VPN
9 11 (1.82%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.66%) DNS
10 10 (1.66%) SMS
11 9 (1.49%) WAN
11 9 (1.49%) Wireshark
12 8 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.33%) Multicast
13 7 (1.16%) HTTP
13 7 (1.16%) IPv6
13 7 (1.16%) Kerberos
13 7 (1.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.81%) Hadoop
3 20 (3.32%) Big Data
4 14 (2.32%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.82%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.66%) Apache Hive
7 10 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.16%) Power BI
9 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.00%) GIS
11 5 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.83%) MySQL
12 4 (0.66%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 52 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 47 (7.79%) Jenkins
3 35 (5.80%) JIRA
4 17 (2.82%) Artifactory
4 17 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (2.32%) Maven
6 11 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (1.82%) Selenium
6 11 (1.82%) Vagrant
7 10 (1.66%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
8 9 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.16%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.16%) GDB
10 6 (1.00%) Ant
10 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.00%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.83%) Travis CI
11 5 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 43 (7.13%) Finance
2 33 (5.47%) Military
3 24 (3.98%) Manufacturing
4 23 (3.81%) Electronics
5 22 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.99%) Marketing
7 10 (1.66%) Legal
8 7 (1.16%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.00%) Law
10 3 (0.50%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.50%) Retail
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (12.27%) Developer
2 53 (8.79%) Architect
3 47 (7.79%) Analyst
4 30 (4.98%) Project Manager
5 29 (4.81%) Desktop Support
6 28 (4.64%) Software Engineer
7 27 (4.48%) Support Engineer
8 26 (4.31%) Administrator
8 26 (4.31%) Consultant
8 26 (4.31%) Network Engineer
9 19 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
11 15 (2.49%) Deployment Engineer
11 15 (2.49%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 15 (2.49%) Security Engineer
11 15 (2.49%) Software Developer
12 14 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (2.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 14 (2.32%) Senior Developer
13 12 (1.99%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.64%) .NET
2 16 (2.65%) HTML
2 16 (2.65%) Web Services
3 14 (2.32%) CSS
4 13 (2.16%) XML
5 11 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (1.49%) RESTful
7 8 (1.33%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.16%) jQuery
8 7 (1.16%) LDAP
8 7 (1.16%) STL
8 7 (1.16%) WPF
9 6 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (1.00%) REST
10 5 (0.83%) JSON
10 5 (0.83%) ModSecurity
10 5 (0.83%) Struts
11 4 (0.66%) .NET Core
11 4 (0.66%) JSP
11 4 (0.66%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.81%) Management Information System
2 15 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.32%) EMC VNX
4 13 (2.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (1.66%) PKI
6 8 (1.33%) User Experience
7 7 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.83%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.66%) CPLD
10 4 (0.66%) CUDA
10 4 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.66%) LPAR
10 4 (0.66%) VHDL
11 3 (0.50%) CMDB
11 3 (0.50%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.50%) NHS
12 2 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 88 (14.59%) Linux
2 78 (12.94%) Windows
3 35 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.81%) Unix
5 17 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.65%) Windows 10
7 14 (2.32%) CentOS
8 12 (1.99%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.00%) Solaris
11 6 (1.00%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.66%) AIX
12 4 (0.66%) Android
12 4 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.33%) Debian
14 2 (0.33%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (8.96%) Project Management
3 47 (7.79%) ITIL
4 45 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (7.46%) Migration
5 41 (6.80%) DevOps
6 40 (6.63%) Software Engineering
7 39 (6.47%) Risk Management
8 38 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (6.14%) Test Automation
10 36 (5.97%) Scrum
11 31 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
12 27 (4.48%) Information Security
12 27 (4.48%) PRINCE2
13 26 (4.31%) Configuration Management
14 25 (4.15%) Open Source
14 25 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (3.81%) UML
Programming Languages
1 67 (11.11%) Java
2 48 (7.96%) C
3 39 (6.47%) SQL
4 38 (6.30%) Python
5 30 (4.98%) JavaScript
6 26 (4.31%) C#
7 23 (3.81%) C++
7 23 (3.81%) Ruby
8 21 (3.48%) PowerShell
9 20 (3.32%) Groovy
10 18 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.33%) Embedded C
11 8 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.00%) Java 8
14 5 (0.83%) Dart
14 5 (0.83%) Embedded C++
14 5 (0.83%) PHP
15 4 (0.66%) Ada
15 4 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 603 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.80%) DV Cleared
3 29 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (4.15%) CCNP
5 19 (3.15%) CISSP
6 17 (2.82%) Degree
7 15 (2.49%) CCNA
7 15 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
8 12 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.16%) CCDA
10 7 (1.16%) CCIE
10 7 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.00%) CCDE
11 6 (1.00%) CCDP
11 6 (1.00%) CCENT
11 6 (1.00%) CLAS
11 6 (1.00%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.00%) MCSA
11 6 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.16%) RMADS
2 10 (1.66%) JSP 440
2 10 (1.66%) PMO
2 10 (1.66%) SLA
3 9 (1.49%) QA
4 7 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.33%) COBIT
6 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) BS25999
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.17%) DO-160
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) MISRA
7 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 54 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.47%) Docker
3 24 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (2.32%) vSphere
6 10 (1.66%) Firmware
7 8 (1.33%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.33%) XenServer
11 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.17%) Xen
11 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (7.30%) Ansible
2 33 (5.47%) Puppet
3 26 (4.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 22 (3.65%) SCCM
5 18 (2.99%) FortiGate
6 12 (1.99%) Nagios
7 9 (1.49%) WSUS
8 8 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.00%) SCOM
9 6 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.83%) Oozie
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.83%) Terraform
11 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.66%) Packer
11 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.33%) QRadar
13 2 (0.33%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 76 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.46%) Cisco
3 44 (7.30%) VMware
4 32 (5.31%) Oracle
5 27 (4.48%) EMC
6 26 (4.31%) SAP
7 21 (3.48%) Red Hat
8 20 (3.32%) Fortinet
9 15 (2.49%) IBM
10 11 (1.82%) McAfee
11 10 (1.66%) Cognos
11 10 (1.66%) Splunk
12 8 (1.33%) Google
12 8 (1.33%) Remedy
13 7 (1.16%) HP
14 6 (1.00%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.00%) Centrify
14 6 (1.00%) Citrix
14 6 (1.00%) Nintex
14 6 (1.00%) Veeam