Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 872 701 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.81% 12.42% 13.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.65% 43.70% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 384 492
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £295 £166 £255
90th Percentile £588 £600 £580
England median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 54 41
South West median hourly rate £41.92 £41.15 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +2.88% -3.61%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.17 £17.00
90th Percentile £52.52 £53.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £32.58
% change year-on-year +87.17% -42.60% +8.59%

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 1,953 1,604 1,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.93% 28.41% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,011 863 1,083
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £275 £215 £238
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 103
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.75% +36.36% -31.25%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.38 £13.20
90th Percentile £49.75 £53.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +6.25%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Wiltshire 0 370 £475 +7.65% 45
Bristol +2 236 £400 -2.74% 80
Gloucestershire +3 107 £375 +13.64% 27
Devon -7 58 £425 +3.03% 2
Somerset -11 42 £425 +13.33% 10
Dorset -7 15 £340 +6.67% 13
Avon - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 864 (99.08%) Security Cleared
2 221 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (17.55%) Windows
4 114 (13.07%) Linux
5 105 (12.04%) Finance
6 86 (9.86%) PowerShell
7 85 (9.75%) DV Cleared
7 85 (9.75%) Microsoft
8 74 (8.49%) Project Management
9 71 (8.14%) Cisco
10 70 (8.03%) VMware
10 70 (8.03%) Software Engineering
11 65 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
11 65 (7.45%) PRINCE2
11 65 (7.45%) JIRA
12 64 (7.34%) Java
12 64 (7.34%) Windows Server
13 62 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
14 61 (7.00%) Migration
14 61 (7.00%) Telecoms
15 59 (6.77%) Active Directory
16 58 (6.65%) C
17 57 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
18 56 (6.42%) ITIL
18 56 (6.42%) Programme Management
19 55 (6.31%) SQL
19 55 (6.31%) Oracle
20 54 (6.19%) Manufacturing
21 53 (6.08%) SAP
21 53 (6.08%) Firewall

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 43 (4.93%) Confluence
2 31 (3.56%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.26%) Apache
3 11 (1.26%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.03%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.69%) JBoss
7 5 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.57%) IIS
8 4 (0.46%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.34%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.23%) CMS
10 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.57%) Simulink
5 4 (0.46%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) Revit
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.92%) Primavera
3 5 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.57%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.23%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.11%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.83%) Office 365
4 15 (1.72%) PaaS
5 9 (1.03%) SaaS
6 7 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.80%) GitHub
7 5 (0.57%) IaaS
8 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.46%) Serverless
9 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.11%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.11%) G Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.08%) Firewall
2 27 (3.10%) Cisco Nexus
3 22 (2.52%) Network Security
4 16 (1.83%) NetScaler
5 14 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (1.61%) LAN
5 14 (1.61%) OSPF
6 13 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (1.49%) Internet
7 12 (1.38%) Multicast
7 12 (1.38%) VPN
8 11 (1.26%) BGP
8 11 (1.26%) DMVPN
8 11 (1.26%) Skype
8 11 (1.26%) WAN
9 10 (1.15%) DNS
10 9 (1.03%) Wireshark
11 8 (0.92%) VXLAN
12 6 (0.69%) SAN
12 6 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.18%) MySQL
3 15 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.15%) Big Data
6 10 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.03%) Power BI
8 8 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.69%) GIS
10 6 (0.69%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.23%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (7.45%) JIRA
2 33 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 24 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.29%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.15%) JUnit
6 10 (1.15%) Maven
7 9 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (0.92%) MSI
8 8 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
8 8 (0.92%) Selenium
8 8 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.80%) GDB
10 6 (0.69%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.57%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.34%) Eclipse RCP
12 3 (0.34%) NetBeans
12 3 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.34%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.34%) Zephyr
General
1 105 (12.04%) Finance
2 61 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 54 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 49 (5.62%) Electronics
4 49 (5.62%) Marketing
5 26 (2.98%) Military
6 8 (0.92%) Retail
7 7 (0.80%) Banking
8 6 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.34%) Law
9 3 (0.34%) Local Government
10 2 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.11%) French Language
11 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (11.81%) Developer
2 91 (10.44%) Architect
3 81 (9.29%) Project Manager
4 61 (7.00%) Analyst
5 39 (4.47%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 37 (4.24%) Consultant
7 35 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (3.78%) Software Engineer
8 33 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
9 29 (3.33%) Support Engineer
10 28 (3.21%) Business Analyst
11 27 (3.10%) Network Engineer
12 24 (2.75%) Automation Engineer
12 24 (2.75%) Test Engineer
13 21 (2.41%) Desktop Support
14 19 (2.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 19 (2.18%) Test Analyst
15 18 (2.06%) Java Developer
15 18 (2.06%) Junior
15 18 (2.06%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.01%) Web Services
2 32 (3.67%) .NET
3 29 (3.33%) CSS
3 29 (3.33%) HTML
4 23 (2.64%) SOAP
5 22 (2.52%) REST
6 20 (2.29%) XML
7 17 (1.95%) JSON
7 17 (1.95%) Middleware
8 16 (1.83%) Node.js
9 15 (1.72%) .NET Framework
9 15 (1.72%) HTML5
10 12 (1.38%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.38%) CSS3
10 12 (1.38%) J2EE
10 12 (1.38%) jQuery
10 12 (1.38%) LDAP
10 12 (1.38%) Spring
11 11 (1.26%) React
12 10 (1.15%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
1 48 (5.50%) Data Centre
2 21 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.95%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.26%) PKI
5 10 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (1.15%) Private Cloud
5 10 (1.15%) User Experience
6 9 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (0.92%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.80%) CESG
8 7 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (0.80%) NHS
8 7 (0.80%) PMI
9 6 (0.69%) CMDB
9 6 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.69%) Replication
10 5 (0.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 153 (17.55%) Windows
2 114 (13.07%) Linux
3 64 (7.34%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (3.56%) Windows 7
6 25 (2.87%) Windows 10
7 22 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.61%) Unix
9 13 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.26%) CentOS
11 9 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.46%) AIX
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.34%) Solaris
13 3 (0.34%) VMS
13 3 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.11%) Debian
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (8.49%) Project Management
3 70 (8.03%) Software Engineering
4 65 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (7.45%) PRINCE2
5 61 (7.00%) Migration
6 57 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (6.42%) ITIL
7 56 (6.42%) Programme Management
8 49 (5.62%) Digital Marketing
9 46 (5.28%) Service Management
9 46 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 44 (5.05%) Scrum
11 39 (4.47%) Test Automation
12 37 (4.24%) DevOps
13 36 (4.13%) Risk Management
14 34 (3.90%) Configuration Management
15 30 (3.44%) UML
15 30 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (9.86%) PowerShell
2 64 (7.34%) Java
3 58 (6.65%) C
4 55 (6.31%) SQL
5 52 (5.96%) JavaScript
6 44 (5.05%) C#
6 44 (5.05%) Python
7 36 (4.13%) C++
8 18 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.61%) Ada
10 11 (1.26%) PHP
11 10 (1.15%) Java 8
12 7 (0.80%) Ada 95
13 6 (0.69%) MATLAB
13 6 (0.69%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.57%) Embedded C
14 5 (0.57%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.46%) Ruby
16 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 864 (99.08%) Security Cleared
2 85 (9.75%) DV Cleared
3 43 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (4.24%) CCNA
5 34 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (2.98%) Degree
7 22 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (2.41%) MCSE
9 19 (2.18%) ISEB
9 19 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (1.95%) MCSA
11 15 (1.72%) CCNP
12 14 (1.61%) OCA
12 14 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
13 11 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.92%) CISSP
14 8 (0.92%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.92%) RHCE
15 7 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
15 7 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.10%) PMO
2 23 (2.64%) JSP 440
3 13 (1.49%) QA
4 12 (1.38%) RMADS
5 11 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (1.03%) HMG Infosec
7 5 (0.57%) SLA
8 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (6.77%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (2.18%) Docker
5 10 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.92%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.69%) Firmware
8 6 (0.69%) XenApp
9 4 (0.46%) vSphere
9 4 (0.46%) XenServer
10 2 (0.23%) HDFS
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.11%) Squid
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (3.78%) SCCM
1 33 (3.78%) vCenter Server
2 14 (1.61%) Ansible
3 13 (1.49%) PowerCLI
4 12 (1.38%) Puppet
4 12 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.92%) SCOM
6 7 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.69%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 6 (0.69%) Terraform
8 5 (0.57%) Kibana
8 5 (0.57%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.57%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 71 (8.14%) Cisco
3 70 (8.03%) VMware
4 55 (6.31%) Oracle
5 53 (6.08%) SAP
6 42 (4.82%) Atlassian
7 24 (2.75%) Citrix
8 21 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.83%) McAfee
10 11 (1.26%) Juniper
10 11 (1.26%) NetIQ
11 8 (0.92%) Palo Alto
11 8 (0.92%) Splunk
11 8 (0.92%) Veeam
12 7 (0.80%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.80%) F5
12 7 (0.80%) HP
13 6 (0.69%) Remedy
14 4 (0.46%) Blue Coat
14 4 (0.46%) Mentor Graphics