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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 410 419 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.30% 14.21% 9.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.58% 42.20% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 253 176
Median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £595 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.60% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 21 24
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.27 £23.00 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 844 993 859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.49% 33.67% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 608 512
Median daily rate £425 £390 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 47
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.82% -30.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.88 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire 0 151 £420 +2.43% 12
Bristol -4 85 £470 +12.23% 16
Gloucestershire -2 50 £343 -6.42% 3
Devon -1 45 £433 +19.44% 3
Somerset +11 42 £403 -19.50%
Dorset +15 10 £425 +13.33% 2
Cornwall - 1 £111 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 795 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 228 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (16.60%) Project Management
4 113 (14.21%) Microsoft
5 104 (13.08%) Finance
6 99 (12.45%) Windows
7 82 (10.31%) Linux
8 80 (10.06%) Microsoft Project
9 79 (9.94%) PRINCE2
10 77 (9.69%) Java
11 76 (9.56%) Oracle
12 71 (8.93%) ITIL
12 71 (8.93%) Programme Management
13 69 (8.68%) SQL
14 66 (8.30%) Firewall
14 66 (8.30%) DV Cleared
15 65 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
16 59 (7.42%) SharePoint
16 59 (7.42%) Test Automation
17 57 (7.17%) Telecoms
18 56 (7.04%) Project Planning
18 56 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
19 54 (6.79%) SQL Server
20 53 (6.67%) C#
21 51 (6.42%) Scrum
21 51 (6.42%) DevOps
22 49 (6.16%) Manufacturing
22 49 (6.16%) Web Services
23 48 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
23 48 (6.04%) SAP

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 59 (7.42%) SharePoint
2 34 (4.28%) SharePoint Server
3 20 (2.52%) Confluence
4 14 (1.76%) IIS
4 14 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.76%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (1.51%) Apache
6 12 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.26%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.01%) JBoss
9 8 (1.01%) nginx
9 8 (1.01%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.75%) ArcGIS
10 6 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 80 (10.06%) Microsoft Project
2 48 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.50%) Siemens NX
5 4 (0.50%) Simulink
6 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.25%) Windchill
8 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 46 (5.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (1.01%) Primavera
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.63%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.90%) Office 365
3 26 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (1.13%) IaaS
5 8 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.38%) PaaS
7 3 (0.38%) SaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.30%) Firewall
2 29 (3.65%) LAN
3 24 (3.02%) Internet
3 24 (3.02%) WAN
4 23 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.64%) DNS
6 15 (1.89%) LDAP
6 15 (1.89%) Network Security
7 12 (1.51%) DHCP
8 11 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (1.38%) Extranet
8 11 (1.38%) SSL
9 8 (1.01%) SAN
9 8 (1.01%) Wireless
10 7 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.88%) VoIP
10 7 (0.88%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.75%) PuTTY
11 6 (0.75%) Skype
11 6 (0.75%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.52%) Oracle Database
3 23 (2.89%) Hadoop
4 20 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (1.89%) Big Data
7 14 (1.76%) Apache Hive
7 14 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.26%) MySQL
11 7 (0.88%) HBase
11 7 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.63%) GIS
13 5 (0.63%) Power BI
13 5 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (3.77%) JIRA
3 29 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 28 (3.52%) Git (software)
5 22 (2.77%) Rational DOORS
6 21 (2.64%) Selenium
7 18 (2.26%) SpecFlow
8 15 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
9 14 (1.76%) HP UFT
10 13 (1.64%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.51%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.26%) Rational Rhapsody
12 10 (1.26%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.01%) Maven
14 7 (0.88%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.88%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.75%) LoadRunner
15 6 (0.75%) SoapUI
15 6 (0.75%) Spock
15 6 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 104 (13.08%) Finance
2 57 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 49 (6.16%) Manufacturing
4 48 (6.04%) Electronics
5 47 (5.91%) Marketing
6 26 (3.27%) Military
7 13 (1.64%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.01%) Local Government
9 4 (0.50%) Avionics
9 4 (0.50%) Back Office
9 4 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Billing
10 1 (0.13%) Law
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
10 1 (0.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 109 (13.71%) Developer
2 72 (9.06%) Consultant
2 72 (9.06%) Project Manager
3 64 (8.05%) Analyst
4 61 (7.67%) Architect
5 43 (5.41%) Project Planner
6 30 (3.77%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 27 (3.40%) Network Engineer
8 26 (3.27%) Java Developer
8 26 (3.27%) Software Engineer
9 23 (2.89%) Support Engineer
10 22 (2.77%) C# Developer
11 20 (2.52%) Oracle Consultant
12 19 (2.39%) Administrator
12 19 (2.39%) Coordinator
13 18 (2.26%) .NET Developer
13 18 (2.26%) Support Officer
14 16 (2.01%) Desktop Engineer
14 16 (2.01%) Project Officer
14 16 (2.01%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.16%) Web Services
2 46 (5.79%) .NET
3 35 (4.40%) HTML
4 33 (4.15%) CSS
5 20 (2.52%) Middleware
6 18 (2.26%) XML
7 17 (2.14%) .NET Framework
8 16 (2.01%) Spring
9 15 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.89%) HTML5
10 14 (1.76%) REST
11 13 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
12 12 (1.51%) jQuery
12 12 (1.51%) SOAP
13 11 (1.38%) Ajax
14 10 (1.26%) Apache Camel
14 10 (1.26%) RESTful
15 9 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (1.13%) JSON
16 8 (1.01%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 23 (2.89%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.64%) PMI
5 15 (1.89%) NHS
6 13 (1.64%) PKI
7 12 (1.51%) RIA
8 11 (1.38%) CESG
9 10 (1.26%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.88%) Clustering
10 7 (0.88%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
11 6 (0.75%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.75%) User Experience
12 5 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 5 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (0.50%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 99 (12.45%) Windows
2 82 (10.31%) Linux
3 38 (4.78%) Unix
3 38 (4.78%) Windows 7
4 31 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.14%) CentOS
9 16 (2.01%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.26%) Solaris
11 7 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.88%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.50%) AIX
12 4 (0.50%) HPUX
12 4 (0.50%) SUSE
12 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (16.60%) Project Management
3 79 (9.94%) PRINCE2
4 71 (8.93%) ITIL
4 71 (8.93%) Programme Management
5 65 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
6 59 (7.42%) Test Automation
7 56 (7.04%) Project Planning
8 51 (6.42%) DevOps
8 51 (6.42%) Scrum
9 48 (6.04%) Migration
10 47 (5.91%) Risk Management
11 46 (5.79%) Digital Marketing
12 42 (5.28%) Software Engineering
12 42 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (4.28%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (4.03%) Work Breakdown Structure
15 31 (3.90%) Coaching
15 31 (3.90%) Continuous Delivery
15 31 (3.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 77 (9.69%) Java
2 69 (8.68%) SQL
3 53 (6.67%) C#
4 42 (5.28%) C
5 40 (5.03%) JavaScript
6 33 (4.15%) C++
7 18 (2.26%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.26%) Python
8 13 (1.64%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.51%) Ruby
10 11 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.26%) F#
12 8 (1.01%) Ada
12 8 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.01%) VBScript
13 7 (0.88%) PHP
14 6 (0.75%) Groovy
15 5 (0.63%) Dart
15 5 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 795 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 66 (8.30%) DV Cleared
3 40 (5.03%) Degree
4 29 (3.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (3.27%) PMI Certification
6 21 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.14%) CCNP
8 16 (2.01%) ISEB
9 15 (1.89%) APMP
9 15 (1.89%) CISSP
9 15 (1.89%) PMP
10 12 (1.51%) CCNA
10 12 (1.51%) Chartered Engineer
10 12 (1.51%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (1.38%) CLAS
12 10 (1.26%) CITP
12 10 (1.26%) SANS
13 9 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (1.13%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.91%) PMO
2 24 (3.02%) QA
3 15 (1.89%) JSP 440
4 9 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.13%) Def Stans
5 8 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.01%) SLA
6 7 (0.88%) DO-178B
6 7 (0.88%) RMADS
7 6 (0.75%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.38%) COBIT
9 3 (0.38%) HL7
9 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.13%) DO-254
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
11 1 (0.13%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 47 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.64%) Docker
4 11 (1.38%) vSphere
5 10 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.88%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.88%) Samba
8 6 (0.75%) Firmware
8 6 (0.75%) Snort
9 5 (0.63%) Squid
10 4 (0.50%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.38%) HDFS
11 3 (0.38%) KVM
11 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.38%) Xen
12 2 (0.25%) GFS2
12 2 (0.25%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 23 (2.89%) Ansible
2 17 (2.14%) Puppet
3 14 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (1.51%) vRealize
5 8 (1.01%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 8 (1.01%) vCenter Server
6 7 (0.88%) SCCM
7 6 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.75%) RSA enVision
8 5 (0.63%) Nagios
8 5 (0.63%) Webmin
8 5 (0.63%) Xymon
9 4 (0.50%) QRadar
10 3 (0.38%) Oozie
10 3 (0.38%) Terraform
11 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 113 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 76 (9.56%) Oracle
3 48 (6.04%) SAP
4 46 (5.79%) VMware
5 42 (5.28%) Red Hat
6 38 (4.78%) Cisco
7 21 (2.64%) Citrix
8 18 (2.26%) HP
9 15 (1.89%) Cloudera
9 15 (1.89%) McAfee
10 13 (1.64%) Juniper
11 12 (1.51%) ArcSight
11 12 (1.51%) Splunk
12 11 (1.38%) IBM
13 9 (1.13%) F5
14 8 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.01%) Nintex
14 8 (1.01%) Remedy
14 8 (1.01%) Sun
15 7 (0.88%) CheckPoint
Wiltshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £750 - £800 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Corsham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £560 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago