Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 600 828 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.03% 15.16% 13.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.92% 48.59% 42.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 480 462
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £223 £231 £275
90th Percentile £580 £570 £575
England median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 93 58
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.15 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.50% -3.18% -0.58%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.13 £27.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.50 £52.18
England median hourly rate £18.70 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -42.46% -7.14% +7.69%

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 1,503 1,704 1,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.63% 31.21% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1,002 1,081
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £234 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 131 105
South West median hourly rate £41.27 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £16.63 £16.75 £20.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.65% +5.67% +15.22%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -2 201 £456 +11.28% 28
Bristol -6 169 £375 -14.29% 50
Gloucestershire 0 83 £400 +14.29% 21
Devon -2 64 £379 -5.23% 6
Somerset -8 41 £425 +6.25% 5
Dorset -16 11 £193 -40.77% 5
Cornwall -8 1 £133 +19.56% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 600 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 153 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (16.67%) Windows
4 75 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 66 (11.00%) Linux
6 63 (10.50%) C
7 62 (10.33%) Software Engineering
8 58 (9.67%) Migration
8 58 (9.67%) Project Management
9 52 (8.67%) Finance
9 52 (8.67%) ITIL
10 50 (8.33%) VMware
11 49 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
12 48 (8.00%) Cisco
13 46 (7.67%) Active Directory
13 46 (7.67%) PowerShell
13 46 (7.67%) Windows Server
14 45 (7.50%) Firewall
15 43 (7.17%) UML
15 43 (7.17%) Scrum
16 41 (6.83%) PRINCE2
16 41 (6.83%) Test Automation
17 40 (6.67%) DV Cleared
17 40 (6.67%) C++
17 40 (6.67%) Java
18 38 (6.33%) C#
19 37 (6.17%) SQL
20 36 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
20 36 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management

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 31 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.83%) Skype for Business
3 16 (2.67%) Confluence
4 10 (1.67%) IIS
5 9 (1.50%) JBoss
6 7 (1.17%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.83%) Apache
9 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.33%) CMS
10 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.17%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.17%) Jetty
11 1 (0.17%) Mongrel
Applications
1 31 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.33%) Simulink
4 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.67%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.17%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Primavera
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.00%) Office 365
3 15 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.67%) SaaS
5 6 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.67%) GitHub
8 3 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.33%) PaaS
9 2 (0.33%) Serverless
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.17%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.17%) G Suite
10 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.50%) Firewall
2 19 (3.17%) Internet
2 19 (3.17%) LAN
3 16 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (2.67%) Skype
4 14 (2.33%) Wireshark
5 13 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (1.83%) DMZ
6 11 (1.83%) DNS
7 10 (1.67%) WAN
8 9 (1.50%) Network Security
9 8 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (1.17%) HTTP
10 7 (1.17%) Multicast
10 7 (1.17%) OSPF
10 7 (1.17%) SMS
11 6 (1.00%) BGP
11 6 (1.00%) DMVPN
11 6 (1.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.00%) Big Data
3 12 (2.00%) MySQL
3 12 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (2.00%) Power BI
4 11 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.17%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.83%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.50%) Lumira
10 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 30 (5.00%) JIRA
2 19 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
4 14 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
5 13 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 13 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (2.00%) GDB
6 12 (2.00%) Selenium
7 9 (1.50%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.17%) Ant
8 7 (1.17%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.00%) JUnit
9 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.83%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.83%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.67%) GitLab
11 4 (0.67%) PhpStorm
11 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 52 (8.67%) Finance
2 24 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.67%) Military
4 19 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.33%) Electronics
5 14 (2.33%) Marketing
6 7 (1.17%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.83%) Law
8 4 (0.67%) Legal
8 4 (0.67%) Retail
9 3 (0.50%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.33%) Back Office
10 2 (0.33%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (10.50%) Architect
2 58 (9.67%) Developer
3 50 (8.33%) Analyst
4 44 (7.33%) Project Manager
4 44 (7.33%) Software Engineer
5 23 (3.83%) Consultant
5 23 (3.83%) Desktop Support
6 21 (3.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 21 (3.50%) Support Engineer
7 20 (3.33%) Business Analyst
8 19 (3.17%) Test Engineer
9 18 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (2.50%) Junior
10 15 (2.50%) Test Analyst
11 14 (2.33%) Administrator
11 14 (2.33%) IT Manager
12 13 (2.17%) Desktop Engineer
12 13 (2.17%) Network Engineer
13 12 (2.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.17%) .NET
2 15 (2.50%) HTML
3 14 (2.33%) CSS
3 14 (2.33%) Web Services
4 13 (2.17%) REST
5 11 (1.83%) RESTful
5 11 (1.83%) WPF
6 8 (1.33%) CSS3
6 8 (1.33%) HTML5
7 7 (1.17%) JSON
7 7 (1.17%) STL
8 6 (1.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.00%) J2EE
8 6 (1.00%) Spring
9 5 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (0.83%) Gherkin
9 5 (0.83%) jQuery
9 5 (0.83%) Struts
10 4 (0.67%) Spine.js
10 4 (0.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.50%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 10 (1.67%) User Experience
4 9 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (1.50%) PKI
5 8 (1.33%) CMDB
5 8 (1.33%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (0.83%) CESG
8 4 (0.67%) CPLD
8 4 (0.67%) CUDA
8 4 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.67%) LPAR
8 4 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.50%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.50%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 100 (16.67%) Windows
2 66 (11.00%) Linux
3 46 (7.67%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 18 (3.00%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.50%) Unix
10 6 (1.00%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.83%) CentOS
11 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.67%) AIX
13 3 (0.50%) Solaris
14 2 (0.33%) Debian
14 2 (0.33%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.17%) Nucleus RTOS
15 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.17%) VMS
15 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (10.33%) Software Engineering
3 58 (9.67%) Migration
3 58 (9.67%) Project Management
4 52 (8.67%) ITIL
5 43 (7.17%) Scrum
5 43 (7.17%) UML
6 41 (6.83%) PRINCE2
6 41 (6.83%) Test Automation
7 36 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (4.50%) Configuration Management
10 26 (4.33%) DevOps
10 26 (4.33%) Service Management
11 25 (4.17%) Risk Management
11 25 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 22 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (3.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 63 (10.50%) C
2 46 (7.67%) PowerShell
3 40 (6.67%) C++
3 40 (6.67%) Java
4 38 (6.33%) C#
5 37 (6.17%) SQL
6 33 (5.50%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.67%) Python
8 14 (2.33%) Ada
9 11 (1.83%) Embedded C
10 9 (1.50%) MATLAB
10 9 (1.50%) PHP
11 8 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.17%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.00%) Embedded C++
14 5 (0.83%) Java 8
15 4 (0.67%) Ada 95
15 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 600 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 32 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (4.33%) CCNA
5 20 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (2.83%) CCNP
6 17 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (2.50%) Degree
8 12 (2.00%) ISEB
8 12 (2.00%) MCSA
9 11 (1.83%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.83%) MCSE
10 9 (1.50%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (1.50%) CISSP
11 7 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.00%) OCA
12 6 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (1.00%) PMP
13 5 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.83%) PMO
2 10 (1.67%) JSP 440
3 7 (1.17%) QA
4 4 (0.67%) RMADS
4 4 (0.67%) SLA
5 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.33%) COBIT
6 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.17%) DO-160
7 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) MISRA
7 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 46 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.50%) vSphere
6 8 (1.33%) Docker
6 8 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.17%) Firmware
8 6 (1.00%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.67%) XenServer
10 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.17%) Xen
10 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (4.50%) SCCM
2 17 (2.83%) vCenter Server
3 10 (1.67%) Ansible
3 10 (1.67%) FortiGate
4 9 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.33%) WSUS
6 7 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.17%) Puppet
7 6 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.00%) Terraform
8 5 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.67%) Packer
9 4 (0.67%) PowerCLI
9 4 (0.67%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.50%) SCOM
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 75 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.33%) VMware
3 48 (8.00%) Cisco
4 34 (5.67%) Oracle
5 23 (3.83%) SAP
6 19 (3.17%) Atlassian
7 14 (2.33%) McAfee
8 13 (2.17%) IBM
8 13 (2.17%) Splunk
9 10 (1.67%) Fortinet
9 10 (1.67%) Veeam
10 9 (1.50%) Citrix
10 9 (1.50%) Google
10 9 (1.50%) Juniper
11 8 (1.33%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.17%) EMC
12 7 (1.17%) HP
13 6 (1.00%) Cognos
14 5 (0.83%) Motorola
14 5 (0.83%) Veritas