Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 July 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 Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1178 1419 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.30% 23.52% 18.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 67.62% 72.36% 64.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 807 717
South West median daily rate £412 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £269
90th Percentile £580 £588 £555
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 82 66
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.45 £42.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% -0.07% +14.81%
10th Percentile £17.13 £20.83 £19.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.53 £55.00
England median hourly rate £36.50 £32.58 £31.15
% change year-on-year +12.04% +4.58% +24.60%

Security 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 1742 1961 1873
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.50% 32.50% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1169 1113
South West median daily rate £400 £393 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% - +6.08%
10th Percentile £232 £263 £257
90th Percentile £571 £575 £540
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 109 94
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
10th Percentile £17.00 £19.30 £11.55
90th Percentile £52.00 £48.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.27% +22.22% +12.50%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the South West

Security 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 Security Cleared in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the South West

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South West

Security 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 Security Cleared in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the South West

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South West

Security 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 Security Cleared within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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 -1 413 £423 +11.92% 11
Bristol +1 225 £413 +6.45% 23
Gloucestershire 0 195 £410 -8.89% 11
Devon +1 134 £400 +6.67% 2
Somerset +4 108 £388 -20.92% 1
Dorset +11 20 £338 -10.00% 11
Cornwall -12 1 £111 - 1
Avon - 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 831 (70.54%) SC Cleared
2 350 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (22.92%) DV Cleared
4 190 (16.13%) Project Management
5 184 (15.62%) Finance
6 148 (12.56%) Microsoft
7 139 (11.80%) Windows
8 130 (11.04%) Java
9 128 (10.87%) PRINCE2
10 119 (10.10%) Programme Management
11 117 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
12 116 (9.85%) Linux
13 109 (9.25%) SQL
14 107 (9.08%) ITIL
14 107 (9.08%) Telecoms
15 103 (8.74%) Oracle
16 100 (8.49%) SAP
17 98 (8.32%) Test Automation
18 95 (8.06%) Marketing
19 94 (7.98%) Electronics
19 94 (7.98%) Manufacturing
19 94 (7.98%) Scrum
20 91 (7.72%) Digital Marketing
21 87 (7.39%) Microsoft Project
21 87 (7.39%) C
22 84 (7.13%) SharePoint
23 82 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
24 78 (6.62%) DevOps
25 77 (6.54%) SQL Server
26 72 (6.11%) C#

Security 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 84 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.48%) SharePoint Server
3 25 (2.12%) Apache
3 25 (2.12%) IIS
4 24 (2.04%) Confluence
5 21 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 19 (1.61%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.53%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.44%) JBoss
8 17 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.19%) nginx
12 12 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.85%) ArcGIS
13 10 (0.85%) Skype for Business
14 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.68%) CMS
16 7 (0.59%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 87 (7.39%) Microsoft Project
2 53 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) LaTeX
5 4 (0.34%) Siemens NX
5 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.25%) Simulink
7 2 (0.17%) Windchill
8 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.085%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
3 10 (0.85%) Primavera
4 9 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.42%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.42%) Teamcenter
7 4 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.085%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.085%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.085%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.63%) Office 365
4 17 (1.44%) IaaS
5 10 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.51%) SaaS
10 5 (0.42%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.42%) PaaS
11 4 (0.34%) GitHub
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.085%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.085%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.085%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.11%) Firewall
2 37 (3.14%) LAN
3 36 (3.06%) DNS
3 36 (3.06%) TCP/IP
4 31 (2.63%) WAN
5 30 (2.55%) Internet
6 25 (2.12%) DHCP
7 18 (1.53%) VPN
8 16 (1.36%) Extranet
8 16 (1.36%) HTTP
8 16 (1.36%) Network Security
9 15 (1.27%) Ethernet
9 15 (1.27%) ISDN
9 15 (1.27%) SSL
10 13 (1.10%) LDAP
10 13 (1.10%) Unified Communications
11 12 (1.02%) VoIP
12 11 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (0.93%) MPLS
12 11 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.55%) Hadoop
3 28 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.87%) Big Data
5 21 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (1.10%) MySQL
8 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 11 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.85%) Apache Hive
11 8 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.59%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.51%) GIS
13 6 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 63 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (3.82%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.82%) Jenkins
3 40 (3.40%) JIRA
4 26 (2.21%) Selenium
5 21 (1.78%) Rational DOORS
6 16 (1.36%) Eclipse
6 16 (1.36%) SpecFlow
7 15 (1.27%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
8 14 (1.19%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.10%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.93%) HP UFT
10 11 (0.93%) SoapUI
11 10 (0.85%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.76%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.76%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (0.68%) Maven
13 8 (0.68%) Vagrant
14 7 (0.59%) Spock
General
1 184 (15.62%) Finance
2 107 (9.08%) Telecoms
3 95 (8.06%) Marketing
4 94 (7.98%) Electronics
4 94 (7.98%) Manufacturing
5 49 (4.16%) Military
6 13 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.76%) Local Government
8 5 (0.42%) Back Office
9 4 (0.34%) Avionics
10 2 (0.17%) Banking
10 2 (0.17%) Legal
10 2 (0.17%) Publishing
11 1 (0.085%) Automotive
11 1 (0.085%) Billing
Job Titles
1 169 (14.35%) Developer
2 107 (9.08%) Project Manager
3 98 (8.32%) Analyst
4 95 (8.06%) Consultant
5 89 (7.56%) Architect
6 50 (4.24%) Java Developer
7 48 (4.07%) Project Planner
8 35 (2.97%) Network Engineer
9 34 (2.89%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 34 (2.89%) Support Engineer
10 33 (2.80%) Administrator
11 30 (2.55%) Business Analyst
12 29 (2.46%) Software Engineer
13 26 (2.21%) .NET Developer
13 26 (2.21%) C# Developer
13 26 (2.21%) Coordinator
14 25 (2.12%) Support Officer
15 24 (2.04%) Project Officer
16 23 (1.95%) Oracle Developer
16 23 (1.95%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.69%) Web Services
2 66 (5.60%) .NET
3 58 (4.92%) HTML
4 51 (4.33%) CSS
5 42 (3.57%) XML
6 28 (2.38%) ASP.NET
7 27 (2.29%) J2EE
8 25 (2.12%) REST
9 23 (1.95%) .NET Framework
10 20 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (1.70%) jQuery
11 18 (1.53%) Spring
11 18 (1.53%) WPF
12 16 (1.36%) Middleware
13 15 (1.27%) HTML5
13 15 (1.27%) SOAP
14 14 (1.19%) Ajax
14 14 (1.19%) JSON
15 13 (1.10%) JPA
15 13 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 23 (1.95%) PMI
5 22 (1.87%) Data Centre
6 19 (1.61%) CESG
7 14 (1.19%) NHS
7 14 (1.19%) PKI
8 12 (1.02%) CESG CLAS
8 12 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (0.93%) Clustering
9 11 (0.93%) RIA
10 10 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 9 (0.76%) Driving Licence
11 9 (0.76%) User Experience
12 8 (0.68%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.51%) Reference Data
14 5 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 139 (11.80%) Windows
2 116 (9.85%) Linux
3 49 (4.16%) Unix
4 48 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 45 (3.82%) Windows 7
6 39 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (2.04%) Windows 10
10 22 (1.87%) CentOS
11 14 (1.19%) Solaris
11 14 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.93%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.51%) AIX
15 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.34%) Debian
16 4 (0.34%) HPUX
16 4 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (16.13%) Project Management
3 128 (10.87%) PRINCE2
4 119 (10.10%) Programme Management
5 117 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
6 107 (9.08%) ITIL
7 98 (8.32%) Test Automation
8 94 (7.98%) Scrum
9 91 (7.72%) Digital Marketing
10 78 (6.62%) DevOps
11 69 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 66 (5.60%) Software Engineering
13 65 (5.52%) Migration
13 65 (5.52%) Risk Management
14 60 (5.09%) Project Planning
15 55 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (3.99%) Continuous Delivery
17 46 (3.90%) UML
18 43 (3.65%) Configuration Management
19 40 (3.40%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 130 (11.04%) Java
2 109 (9.25%) SQL
3 87 (7.39%) C
4 72 (6.11%) C#
5 68 (5.77%) JavaScript
6 51 (4.33%) C++
7 37 (3.14%) Python
8 23 (1.95%) Ruby
9 19 (1.61%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 15 (1.27%) PowerShell
12 13 (1.10%) Perl
13 12 (1.02%) PHP
14 10 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.59%) F#
15 7 (0.59%) Groovy
15 7 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.51%) Ada
17 5 (0.42%) VBA
17 5 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 831 (70.54%) SC Cleared
2 270 (22.92%) DV Cleared
3 71 (6.03%) Degree
4 52 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 34 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (2.72%) CISSP
7 29 (2.46%) PMI Certification
8 26 (2.21%) CLAS
8 26 (2.21%) ISEB
9 24 (2.04%) CCNA
10 22 (1.87%) APMP
11 21 (1.78%) ISTQB
12 19 (1.61%) CCNP
13 16 (1.36%) PMP
14 15 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.19%) Chartered Engineer
16 13 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (1.10%) SANS
17 11 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
17 11 (0.93%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.07%) PMO
2 41 (3.48%) QA
3 31 (2.63%) JSP 440
4 22 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 21 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.10%) SLA
7 12 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (0.93%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.68%) Def Stans
10 7 (0.59%) DO-178B
10 7 (0.59%) RMADS
11 6 (0.51%) IEC 61508
12 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.25%) COBIT
13 3 (0.25%) HL7
13 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.085%) GPG13
15 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 1 (0.085%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 70 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.95%) Docker
4 21 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.10%) vSphere
6 12 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.59%) Samba
8 6 (0.51%) Firmware
8 6 (0.51%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.51%) Snort
8 6 (0.51%) Xen
9 5 (0.42%) Squid
9 5 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.34%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.34%) KVM
10 4 (0.34%) vCloud
10 4 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (2.12%) Puppet
2 24 (2.04%) Ansible
3 14 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (1.19%) vRealize
4 8 (0.68%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 8 (0.68%) vCenter Server
5 6 (0.51%) Nagios
5 6 (0.51%) RSA enVision
6 5 (0.42%) SCCM
6 5 (0.42%) Webmin
6 5 (0.42%) Xymon
7 4 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.34%) Netcool
7 4 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.34%) QRadar
7 4 (0.34%) SCOM
7 4 (0.34%) WSUS
8 3 (0.25%) Terraform
8 3 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 148 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 103 (8.74%) Oracle
3 100 (8.49%) SAP
4 61 (5.18%) Cisco
5 60 (5.09%) VMware
6 51 (4.33%) Red Hat
7 22 (1.87%) Citrix
7 22 (1.87%) Juniper
8 21 (1.78%) HP
9 17 (1.44%) McAfee
10 16 (1.36%) IBM
11 15 (1.27%) Nintex
11 15 (1.27%) Remedy
12 14 (1.19%) ArcSight
13 11 (0.93%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.93%) CheckPoint
13 11 (0.93%) Cloudera
13 11 (0.93%) EMC
14 10 (0.85%) ESRI
14 10 (0.85%) Google
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