Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 879 598 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.55% 11.83% 15.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.48% 42.62% 47.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 345 479
South West median daily rate £452 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.57% +11.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £181 £256
90th Percentile £625 £573 £576
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 94
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.37% +11.25% -6.98%
10th Percentile £17.88 £17.50 £15.11
90th Percentile £53.20 £47.88 £49.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.50
% change year-on-year +87.17% -50.13% -

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 1,976 1,403 1,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.70% 27.75% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,147 741 1,040
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £302 £230 £227
90th Percentile £626 £569 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 88 140
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.54% -5.01% -4.31%
10th Percentile £14.64 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +2 386 £475 - 33
Bristol +7 261 £427 +4.02% 41
Devon 0 104 £500 +5.26% 9
Gloucestershire -15 61 £465 +24.00% 9
Somerset -6 38 £406 -2.69% 4
Dorset 0 9 £275 +106.35% 9
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 879 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 242 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (16.38%) Microsoft
4 141 (16.04%) Windows
5 131 (14.90%) DV Cleared
6 103 (11.72%) Java
7 101 (11.49%) Linux
8 95 (10.81%) Software Engineering
9 90 (10.24%) Project Management
10 83 (9.44%) Finance
11 82 (9.33%) VMware
12 77 (8.76%) PowerShell
12 77 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
13 75 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
14 74 (8.42%) SQL
15 73 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 73 (8.30%) Windows Server
16 72 (8.19%) C++
17 71 (8.08%) Cisco
18 70 (7.96%) Telecoms
19 68 (7.74%) C#
20 67 (7.62%) Python
20 67 (7.62%) DevOps
21 65 (7.39%) ITIL
22 64 (7.28%) Oracle
23 63 (7.17%) Programme Management
23 63 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
23 63 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
24 60 (6.83%) Service Management
25 59 (6.71%) 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 43 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.64%) Confluence
3 18 (2.05%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.25%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.14%) JBoss
7 8 (0.91%) IIS
7 8 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.80%) MS Project Server
9 6 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.57%) Apache
11 4 (0.46%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.34%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.11%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 37 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.57%) Windchill
7 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.34%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.23%) Revit
10 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.11%) CATIA
10 1 (0.11%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.11%) Simulink
10 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.46%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.11%) C-CURE
6 1 (0.11%) Minerva
6 1 (0.11%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 63 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
1 63 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.19%) Office 365
3 25 (2.84%) Power Platform
4 15 (1.71%) Serverless
5 9 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (0.91%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (0.91%) SaaS
7 7 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (0.46%) Azure Functions
8 4 (0.46%) GitHub
8 4 (0.46%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.34%) PaaS
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.32%) Firewall
2 27 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
2 27 (3.07%) WAN
3 20 (2.28%) DNS
4 18 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
4 18 (2.05%) LAN
5 17 (1.93%) OSPF
6 16 (1.82%) BGP
6 16 (1.82%) DMVPN
6 16 (1.82%) Multicast
6 16 (1.82%) VXLAN
7 13 (1.48%) Skype
8 11 (1.25%) Unified Communications
9 10 (1.14%) SMTP
10 9 (1.02%) Ethernet
10 9 (1.02%) FTP
10 9 (1.02%) HTTP
10 9 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (1.02%) SAN
10 9 (1.02%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.62%) Big Data
3 22 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (2.39%) Power BI
5 20 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.48%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.14%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2017
12 6 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
13 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (4.55%) JIRA
2 38 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 29 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 18 (2.05%) Bitbucket
6 15 (1.71%) Maven
7 14 (1.59%) Selenium
8 13 (1.48%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.48%) NetBeans
8 13 (1.48%) Rational DOORS
8 13 (1.48%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (1.25%) MSI
9 11 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
10 10 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.80%) GDB
11 7 (0.80%) Metasploit
12 4 (0.46%) Eclipse RCP
12 4 (0.46%) Hudson
12 4 (0.46%) JMeter
General
1 83 (9.44%) Finance
2 70 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 56 (6.37%) Manufacturing
4 55 (6.26%) Electronics
5 53 (6.03%) Marketing
6 44 (5.01%) Military
7 17 (1.93%) Local Government
8 15 (1.71%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.25%) Law
10 10 (1.14%) Retail
11 9 (1.02%) Legal
12 4 (0.46%) Automotive
12 4 (0.46%) Banking
13 3 (0.34%) Avionics
14 2 (0.23%) Advertising
14 2 (0.23%) Back Office
15 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 119 (13.54%) Developer
2 96 (10.92%) Architect
3 66 (7.51%) Project Manager
4 60 (6.83%) Analyst
5 54 (6.14%) Consultant
6 45 (5.12%) Software Engineer
7 38 (4.32%) Software Developer
8 32 (3.64%) Network Engineer
9 26 (2.96%) Business Analyst
9 26 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (2.73%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 22 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
11 22 (2.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 22 (2.50%) Tester
12 21 (2.39%) SharePoint Developer
13 20 (2.28%) Administrator
13 20 (2.28%) Java Developer
13 20 (2.28%) Security Architect
14 19 (2.16%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.89%) Web Services
2 42 (4.78%) .NET
3 38 (4.32%) HTML
4 28 (3.19%) CSS
5 27 (3.07%) AngularJS
5 27 (3.07%) Middleware
5 27 (3.07%) Node.js
6 20 (2.28%) REST
6 20 (2.28%) RESTful
7 16 (1.82%) Spine.js
7 16 (1.82%) XML
8 15 (1.71%) jQuery
9 14 (1.59%) WebCenter
10 13 (1.48%) Java EE
10 13 (1.48%) Oracle ADF
10 13 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (1.37%) JAX-RS
12 11 (1.25%) React
12 11 (1.25%) Spring
12 11 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.78%) Data Centre
3 29 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.05%) User Experience
5 17 (1.93%) PKI
6 13 (1.48%) NHS
7 11 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (0.91%) VHDL
9 7 (0.80%) CESG
9 7 (0.80%) CMDB
9 7 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (0.80%) Taxonomies
10 6 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (0.57%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.46%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.46%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.46%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.04%) Windows
2 101 (11.49%) Linux
3 73 (8.30%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (3.64%) Windows 10
6 29 (3.30%) Unix
7 26 (2.96%) Windows 7
8 24 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.25%) Solaris
10 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.46%) CentOS
11 4 (0.46%) HPUX
11 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.34%) Android
12 3 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.11%) VMS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (10.81%) Software Engineering
3 90 (10.24%) Project Management
4 77 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
5 75 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
6 67 (7.62%) DevOps
7 65 (7.39%) ITIL
8 63 (7.17%) Programme Management
9 60 (6.83%) Service Management
10 56 (6.37%) Scrum
11 53 (6.03%) Digital Marketing
12 44 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 42 (4.78%) Risk Management
14 40 (4.55%) NsoIT
14 40 (4.55%) OO
15 39 (4.44%) Information Security
16 38 (4.32%) UML
17 33 (3.75%) Mentoring
18 32 (3.64%) Decision-Making
18 32 (3.64%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 103 (11.72%) Java
2 77 (8.76%) PowerShell
3 74 (8.42%) SQL
4 72 (8.19%) C++
5 68 (7.74%) C#
6 67 (7.62%) Python
7 59 (6.71%) C
7 59 (6.71%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.93%) Ruby
9 11 (1.25%) Java 8
10 9 (1.02%) Embedded C++
10 9 (1.02%) Scala
10 9 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.91%) Ada
12 7 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.68%) GLSL
13 6 (0.68%) HLSL
14 5 (0.57%) Assembly Language
14 5 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 879 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 131 (14.90%) DV Cleared
3 51 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (4.66%) Degree
5 36 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 30 (3.41%) CCNA
7 23 (2.62%) CCNP
7 23 (2.62%) CISSP
7 23 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (2.39%) MCSA
9 21 (2.39%) MCSE
10 14 (1.59%) CISM
11 12 (1.37%) ISTQB
12 11 (1.25%) CESG Certified Professional
13 9 (1.02%) Chartered Engineer
14 8 (0.91%) APMP
14 8 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
15 7 (0.80%) ISEB
15 7 (0.80%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.28%) QA
2 16 (1.82%) JSP 440
3 13 (1.48%) PMO
4 11 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.02%) NCSC
5 9 (1.02%) RMADS
6 8 (0.91%) HMG Infosec
6 8 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.68%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.57%) SLA
9 4 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.34%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.23%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.23%) MISRA
11 2 (0.23%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.11%) GDPR
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 73 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.84%) Docker
4 22 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (2.16%) VMware NSX
6 14 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.14%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.02%) NDS
9 7 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.80%) vSphere
10 6 (0.68%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.57%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 5 (0.57%) XenApp
12 4 (0.46%) Firmware
13 3 (0.34%) KVM
13 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (5.12%) SCCM
1 45 (5.12%) vCenter Server
2 17 (1.93%) PowerCLI
3 15 (1.71%) SCOM
4 14 (1.59%) Ansible
5 10 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 9 (1.02%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.91%) WSUS
8 7 (0.80%) Nessus
8 7 (0.80%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 7 (0.80%) Nmap
8 7 (0.80%) Puppet
8 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.80%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 6 (0.68%) Grafana
9 6 (0.68%) Kibana
9 6 (0.68%) Terraform
9 6 (0.68%) vRealize
10 5 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 144 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 82 (9.33%) VMware
3 71 (8.08%) Cisco
4 64 (7.28%) Oracle
5 58 (6.60%) SAP
6 32 (3.64%) Atlassian
7 20 (2.28%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.93%) HP
9 14 (1.59%) BMC
10 13 (1.48%) Citrix
11 12 (1.37%) NetIQ
12 11 (1.25%) IBM
13 10 (1.14%) ForgeRock
14 7 (0.80%) CA
14 7 (0.80%) Remedy
14 7 (0.80%) SolarWinds
14 7 (0.80%) Tripwire
15 6 (0.68%) Novell
16 5 (0.57%) McAfee
16 5 (0.57%) Ping Identity