Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 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 Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 922 1,172 1,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.46% 21.87% 21.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.70% 70.60% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 734 829
South West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £201 £258 £275
90th Percentile £616 £585 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 105 92
South West median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -4.94% -5.81%
10th Percentile £17.49 £18.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.08 £47.50 £49.92
England median hourly rate £23.00 £34.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -33.33% +11.65% +54.50%

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 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 1,425 1,660 1,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.98% 30.98% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 1,047 1,236
South West median daily rate £423 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.69% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £219 £223 £263
90th Percentile £600 £563 £532
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 136 129
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.38 £14.05 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.50 £47.84
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -7.84% -1.92% +36.84%

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 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South West

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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 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South West

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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 18 January 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 0 262 £465 +16.25% 19
Bristol -1 206 £423 +2.42% 45
Gloucestershire -1 197 £500 +11.11% 30
Devon +1 113 £450 +11.80% 14
Somerset +3 69 £425 +21.43% 13
Dorset -11 20 £133 -67.69% 8
Cornwall - 3 £111 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 617 (66.92%) SC Cleared
2 217 (23.54%) DV Cleared
3 209 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (12.58%) Windows
5 114 (12.36%) Java
5 114 (12.36%) Microsoft
6 105 (11.39%) Linux
7 102 (11.06%) Finance
8 97 (10.52%) Project Management
9 84 (9.11%) C
10 78 (8.46%) Management Information System
11 76 (8.24%) PRINCE2
12 71 (7.70%) Cisco
13 70 (7.59%) ITIL
14 69 (7.48%) SQL
14 69 (7.48%) Active Directory
14 69 (7.48%) Scrum
15 68 (7.38%) Risk Management
16 66 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 65 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
18 59 (6.40%) Military
19 57 (6.18%) Degree
20 56 (6.07%) Programme Management
21 51 (5.53%) Telecoms
22 50 (5.42%) Firewall
22 50 (5.42%) SharePoint
22 50 (5.42%) Unix
22 50 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (5.31%) DevOps
24 47 (5.10%) Git (software)

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 50 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.82%) Skype for Business
3 18 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
4 13 (1.41%) Confluence
5 12 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (1.08%) IIS
7 9 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.76%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.65%) nginx
9 6 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.54%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.54%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.54%) CMS
10 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.33%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (4.56%) Microsoft Project
2 32 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) Windchill
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) InVision
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 12 (1.30%) Cognos TM1
2 10 (1.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.33%) Primavera
7 3 (0.33%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.22%) Cognos Planning
9 1 (0.11%) Maximo
9 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.45%) Office 365
2 31 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 9 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (0.98%) Serverless
5 6 (0.65%) IaaS
5 6 (0.65%) PaaS
5 6 (0.65%) SaaS
6 4 (0.43%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.33%) GitHub
8 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.42%) Firewall
2 33 (3.58%) LAN
3 31 (3.36%) WAN
4 27 (2.93%) Network Security
5 21 (2.28%) DNS
5 21 (2.28%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.95%) Skype
7 17 (1.84%) BGP
7 17 (1.84%) DHCP
8 15 (1.63%) Kerberos
8 15 (1.63%) MPLS
8 15 (1.63%) SAN
8 15 (1.63%) VPN
9 14 (1.52%) Unified Communications
10 13 (1.41%) LDAP
10 13 (1.41%) SMS
11 11 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.19%) Internet
11 11 (1.19%) Multicast
11 11 (1.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.12%) Hadoop
2 32 (3.47%) Big Data
3 25 (2.71%) SQL Server
4 14 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.08%) GIS
6 10 (1.08%) MySQL
7 8 (0.87%) Apache Hive
7 8 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 47 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.01%) JIRA
3 36 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.49%) Rational DOORS
5 22 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.84%) Selenium
7 16 (1.74%) Maven
7 16 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (1.52%) Rational Rhapsody
9 11 (1.19%) Artifactory
9 11 (1.19%) Vagrant
10 10 (1.08%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.08%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.98%) GitLab
11 9 (0.98%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.76%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.76%) GDB
12 7 (0.76%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.76%) NetBeans
12 7 (0.76%) PhpStorm
General
1 102 (11.06%) Finance
2 59 (6.40%) Military
3 51 (5.53%) Telecoms
4 45 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 36 (3.90%) Electronics
6 33 (3.58%) Marketing
7 11 (1.19%) Legal
8 10 (1.08%) Law
9 8 (0.87%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.33%) Banking
10 3 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 129 (13.99%) Developer
2 75 (8.13%) Architect
3 71 (7.70%) Analyst
4 63 (6.83%) Project Manager
5 50 (5.42%) Consultant
5 50 (5.42%) Java Developer
6 38 (4.12%) Network Engineer
7 29 (3.15%) Administrator
7 29 (3.15%) Desktop Support
8 27 (2.93%) Support Engineer
9 25 (2.71%) Software Engineer
10 21 (2.28%) Business Analyst
11 20 (2.17%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 19 (2.06%) Project Officer
12 19 (2.06%) Systems Administrator
12 19 (2.06%) Technical Architect
13 17 (1.84%) Security Consultant
13 17 (1.84%) Software Developer
14 16 (1.74%) Cognos Developer
15 15 (1.63%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.47%) Web Services
2 30 (3.25%) CSS
2 30 (3.25%) HTML
3 29 (3.15%) XML
4 17 (1.84%) .NET
5 14 (1.52%) J2EE
6 12 (1.30%) Spring
7 11 (1.19%) XSD
8 10 (1.08%) JSON
9 9 (0.98%) SOAP
10 8 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.76%) ModSecurity
12 6 (0.65%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.65%) RESTful
13 5 (0.54%) JTS
13 5 (0.54%) Spring Boot
13 5 (0.54%) Visualforce
13 5 (0.54%) XForms
13 5 (0.54%) XSL
14 4 (0.43%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.46%) Management Information System
2 50 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.06%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
6 11 (1.19%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.19%) User Experience
7 9 (0.98%) PMI
8 8 (0.87%) EMC VNX
9 7 (0.76%) Fat Client
9 7 (0.76%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.65%) Handset
10 6 (0.65%) PKI
11 5 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.33%) CESG
13 3 (0.33%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.33%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.33%) Replication
13 3 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 116 (12.58%) Windows
2 105 (11.39%) Linux
3 50 (5.42%) Unix
4 42 (4.56%) Windows 10
5 41 (4.45%) Windows Server
6 31 (3.36%) Windows 7
7 22 (2.39%) CentOS
8 20 (2.17%) Solaris
9 18 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.98%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.76%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.65%) AIX
15 4 (0.43%) Android
15 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.33%) HPUX
17 2 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (10.52%) Project Management
3 76 (8.24%) PRINCE2
4 70 (7.59%) ITIL
5 69 (7.48%) Scrum
6 68 (7.38%) Risk Management
7 66 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 65 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (6.07%) Programme Management
10 49 (5.31%) DevOps
11 46 (4.99%) Test Automation
12 37 (4.01%) Information Assurance
12 37 (4.01%) Migration
13 34 (3.69%) Information Security
13 34 (3.69%) Software Engineering
14 33 (3.58%) Digital Marketing
15 32 (3.47%) Validation
16 30 (3.25%) Change Management
16 30 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
17 29 (3.15%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 114 (12.36%) Java
2 84 (9.11%) C
3 69 (7.48%) SQL
4 39 (4.23%) Python
5 37 (4.01%) JavaScript
6 36 (3.90%) C++
7 22 (2.39%) C#
8 20 (2.17%) Ruby
8 20 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.41%) Groovy
10 10 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.98%) PHP
11 9 (0.98%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.54%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.54%) Dart
12 5 (0.54%) Perl
12 5 (0.54%) SOQL
12 5 (0.54%) VBA
12 5 (0.54%) XPath
12 5 (0.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 617 (66.92%) SC Cleared
2 217 (23.54%) DV Cleared
3 57 (6.18%) Degree
4 47 (5.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 37 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (3.58%) CISSP
7 21 (2.28%) CESG Certified Professional
8 18 (1.95%) CCNP
9 16 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (1.30%) APMP
10 12 (1.30%) ISTQB
11 11 (1.19%) CLAS
11 11 (1.19%) ISEB
12 10 (1.08%) CCIE
12 10 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.08%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.98%) CCNA
14 8 (0.87%) BC Cleared
15 7 (0.76%) PMP
16 6 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.47%) PMO
2 21 (2.28%) QA
3 18 (1.95%) SLA
4 16 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.52%) JSP 440
6 12 (1.30%) RMADS
7 10 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.43%) COBIT
8 4 (0.43%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.43%) ECSS
8 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.22%) BS25999
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.11%) HL7
11 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 69 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 37 (4.01%) Docker
3 20 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.19%) vSphere
5 10 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.76%) Xen
8 6 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.43%) Firmware
10 3 (0.33%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.22%) HDFS
11 2 (0.22%) KVM
12 1 (0.11%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (3.69%) Ansible
2 23 (2.49%) Puppet
3 18 (1.95%) EMC NetWorker
4 10 (1.08%) Nagios
4 10 (1.08%) SCCM
5 5 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.43%) Opsview
6 4 (0.43%) SCOM
6 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.33%) QRadar
7 3 (0.33%) RSA enVision
8 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.22%) Packer
8 2 (0.22%) SnapVault
8 2 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 114 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 71 (7.70%) Cisco
3 47 (5.10%) Oracle
4 36 (3.90%) SAP
4 36 (3.90%) VMware
5 31 (3.36%) Red Hat
6 26 (2.82%) EMC
7 23 (2.49%) IBM
8 21 (2.28%) Cognos
9 16 (1.74%) Nintex
10 12 (1.30%) Hortonworks
11 10 (1.08%) Juniper
11 10 (1.08%) Remedy
12 9 (0.98%) Citrix
12 9 (0.98%) HP
13 8 (0.87%) NetApp
13 8 (0.87%) ServiceNow
14 7 (0.76%) McAfee
14 7 (0.76%) Palo Alto
15 6 (0.65%) Blue Coat