Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 922 617 745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.47% 11.68% 13.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.49% 43.21% 44.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 354 486
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +4.49%
10th Percentile £306 £142 £230
90th Percentile £595 £600 £595
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 40 54
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.99% -3.13% -1.23%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.49 £17.15
90th Percentile £60.18 £48.75 £52.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.25
% change year-on-year +87.17% -49.80% +4.93%

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 2,027 1,428 1,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.80% 27.04% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,111 771 1,047
South West median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +5.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £219 £223
90th Percentile £594 £600 £563
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 82 136
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.38 £14.05
90th Percentile £51.01 £48.68 £47.50
England median hourly rate £28.72 £23.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +22.19% -7.84% -1.92%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 0 429 £475 +3.26% 38
Bristol +6 264 £425 +6.25% 77
Gloucestershire 0 85 £375 +39.15% 25
Devon -6 60 £478 +2.14% 5
Somerset -11 33 £425 +3.66% 14
Dorset +3 12 £340 +155.12% 12
Avon - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 922 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 240 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (18.87%) Windows
4 131 (14.21%) Microsoft
5 129 (13.99%) Linux
6 115 (12.47%) Finance
7 110 (11.93%) DV Cleared
8 103 (11.17%) PowerShell
9 99 (10.74%) Java
10 90 (9.76%) Project Management
11 80 (8.68%) SQL
12 77 (8.35%) VMware
12 77 (8.35%) Windows Server
13 76 (8.24%) Cisco
14 73 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
14 73 (7.92%) Oracle
15 72 (7.81%) Active Directory
15 72 (7.81%) JIRA
16 71 (7.70%) Software Engineering
17 70 (7.59%) Telecoms
17 70 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
17 70 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
18 67 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
19 65 (7.05%) SAP
20 63 (6.83%) Programme Management
21 62 (6.72%) Electronics
22 61 (6.62%) Firewall
23 59 (6.40%) Python
23 59 (6.40%) Web Services
23 59 (6.40%) ITIL

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 48 (5.21%) Confluence
2 43 (4.66%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.30%) Apache
5 11 (1.19%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.54%) JBoss
9 4 (0.43%) IIS
10 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.33%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.22%) CMS
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.22%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
2 27 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.22%) Revit
6 1 (0.11%) Maya
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Simulink
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (1.08%) Primavera
3 9 (0.98%) Teamcenter
4 6 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.28%) PaaS
4 18 (1.95%) Office 365
5 11 (1.19%) IaaS
6 8 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.76%) SaaS
8 6 (0.65%) GitHub
9 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.43%) Serverless
10 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 61 (6.62%) Firewall
2 25 (2.71%) Network Security
3 24 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
3 24 (2.60%) NetScaler
4 16 (1.74%) LAN
4 16 (1.74%) OSPF
5 14 (1.52%) DNS
6 13 (1.41%) BGP
6 13 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (1.41%) Skype
6 13 (1.41%) VPN
7 12 (1.30%) WAN
8 11 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (1.08%) Internet
9 10 (1.08%) Multicast
10 9 (0.98%) DMVPN
11 7 (0.76%) HTTP
11 7 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (0.76%) TACACS
11 7 (0.76%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.95%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.52%) MySQL
3 14 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.98%) Power BI
6 9 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.76%) Big Data
7 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.65%) MariaDB
8 6 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.54%) GIS
10 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 72 (7.81%) JIRA
2 35 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 32 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 23 (2.49%) Git (software)
5 18 (1.95%) Maven
6 15 (1.63%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.30%) MSI
8 11 (1.19%) Selenium
8 11 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.87%) JUnit
10 7 (0.76%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.76%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (0.54%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.43%) Eclipse RCP
14 3 (0.33%) Hudson
14 3 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
14 3 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (0.33%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.33%) Zephyr
General
1 115 (12.47%) Finance
2 70 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 62 (6.72%) Electronics
4 58 (6.29%) Manufacturing
5 57 (6.18%) Marketing
6 28 (3.04%) Military
7 12 (1.30%) Banking
8 9 (0.98%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.98%) Retail
9 5 (0.54%) Local Government
10 4 (0.43%) Automotive
11 3 (0.33%) Legal
12 2 (0.22%) Law
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 115 (12.47%) Developer
2 100 (10.85%) Architect
3 84 (9.11%) Project Manager
4 61 (6.62%) Analyst
5 43 (4.66%) Consultant
5 43 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
6 40 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (4.34%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 33 (3.58%) Network Engineer
8 28 (3.04%) Business Analyst
9 27 (2.93%) Azure Engineer
10 26 (2.82%) Support Engineer
11 25 (2.71%) Java Developer
12 22 (2.39%) Automation Engineer
12 22 (2.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 22 (2.39%) Software Developer
12 22 (2.39%) Test Analyst
13 21 (2.28%) Software Engineer
14 19 (2.06%) Coordinator
15 18 (1.95%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.40%) Web Services
2 40 (4.34%) SOAP
3 34 (3.69%) .NET
3 34 (3.69%) Middleware
3 34 (3.69%) XML
4 32 (3.47%) HTML
5 27 (2.93%) JSON
6 24 (2.60%) CSS
7 22 (2.39%) REST
8 21 (2.28%) jQuery
8 21 (2.28%) WebCenter
9 20 (2.17%) JSP
10 19 (2.06%) Oracle ADF
10 19 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
11 16 (1.74%) AngularJS
11 16 (1.74%) Node.js
12 15 (1.63%) .NET Framework
13 14 (1.52%) LDAP
14 12 (1.30%) Java EE
15 11 (1.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 20 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 17 (1.84%) PKI
5 11 (1.19%) Private Cloud
6 10 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (0.87%) NHS
9 7 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.76%) User Experience
9 7 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.65%) CESG
10 6 (0.65%) CMDB
10 6 (0.65%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.54%) PMI
11 5 (0.54%) Replication
11 5 (0.54%) Taxonomies
11 5 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 174 (18.87%) Windows
2 129 (13.99%) Linux
3 77 (8.35%) Windows Server
4 54 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (4.34%) Windows 10
6 37 (4.01%) Windows 7
7 23 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.74%) CentOS
10 14 (1.52%) Unix
11 8 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.43%) AIX
13 4 (0.43%) VMS
14 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.33%) Solaris
15 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.11%) Debian
16 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (9.76%) Project Management
3 73 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (7.70%) Software Engineering
5 70 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
6 63 (6.83%) Programme Management
7 59 (6.40%) ITIL
8 58 (6.29%) PRINCE2
9 57 (6.18%) Digital Marketing
10 54 (5.86%) Service Management
11 50 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 49 (5.31%) DevOps
12 49 (5.31%) Risk Management
12 49 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 46 (4.99%) Migration
14 42 (4.56%) Scrum
15 40 (4.34%) Waterfall
16 37 (4.01%) Information Security
17 36 (3.90%) Configuration Management
18 35 (3.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 103 (11.17%) PowerShell
2 99 (10.74%) Java
3 80 (8.68%) SQL
4 59 (6.40%) Python
5 56 (6.07%) JavaScript
6 51 (5.53%) C
7 49 (5.31%) C++
8 36 (3.90%) C#
9 22 (2.39%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.98%) Ada
11 8 (0.87%) Java 8
11 8 (0.87%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.65%) PHP
13 3 (0.33%) Ada 95
13 3 (0.33%) Ruby
14 2 (0.22%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.22%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.22%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 922 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 110 (11.93%) DV Cleared
3 37 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (3.58%) Degree
5 32 (3.47%) CCNA
6 31 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 27 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (2.49%) MCSE
9 19 (2.06%) MCSA
10 18 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.63%) ISEB
12 14 (1.52%) CCNP
13 12 (1.30%) OCA
13 12 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.87%) CCA
15 8 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.76%) CISSP
16 7 (0.76%) RHCE
17 6 (0.65%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.80%) JSP 440
2 24 (2.60%) PMO
3 21 (2.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 20 (2.17%) HMG Infosec
5 17 (1.84%) RMADS
6 12 (1.30%) QA
7 5 (0.54%) Def Stans
7 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.43%) SLA
9 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 72 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (2.49%) Docker
5 17 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (1.52%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.19%) XenApp
9 9 (0.98%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.87%) vSphere
11 5 (0.54%) KVM
12 4 (0.43%) XenServer
13 3 (0.33%) Firmware
13 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.22%) HDFS
14 2 (0.22%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (4.77%) SCCM
2 34 (3.69%) vCenter Server
3 19 (2.06%) Ansible
4 17 (1.84%) Puppet
5 15 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (1.41%) PowerCLI
7 11 (1.19%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.19%) SCOM
8 9 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.76%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.65%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 5 (0.54%) Kibana
12 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 5 (0.54%) Terraform
13 4 (0.43%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.33%) ArcSight ESM
14 3 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 2 (0.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 131 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 77 (8.35%) VMware
3 76 (8.24%) Cisco
4 73 (7.92%) Oracle
5 65 (7.05%) SAP
6 45 (4.88%) Atlassian
7 36 (3.90%) Citrix
8 26 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.28%) McAfee
10 15 (1.63%) CheckPoint
10 15 (1.63%) Juniper
11 12 (1.30%) IBM
12 10 (1.08%) NetIQ
13 8 (0.87%) Palo Alto
14 7 (0.76%) F5
14 7 (0.76%) HP
14 7 (0.76%) Remedy
15 6 (0.65%) Blue Coat
16 5 (0.54%) Veeam
17 4 (0.43%) LogRhythm