Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,407 1,014 1,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.70% 18.07% 22.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 68.77% 65.21% 71.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 530 787
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £263
90th Percentile £588 £625 £577
England median daily rate £465 £443 £425
% change year-on-year +5.08% +4.12% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 68 93
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.30% -7.23%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.39 £18.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -5.17% -6.15%

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 2,046 1,555 1,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.55% 27.70% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,078 839 1,108
South West median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £230
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 93 124
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -12.10%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.33 £14.11
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.06 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +0.24% -1.96% +5.74%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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 +1 584 £495 +10.00% 62
Bristol +2 310 £421 -0.89% 98
Gloucestershire 0 293 £450 -10.00% 71
Somerset -2 75 £488 +21.88% 14
Devon -3 67 £425 +14.09% 8
Dorset -12 15 £340 +4.62% 24
Avon - 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 922 (65.53%) SC Cleared
2 414 (29.42%) DV Cleared
3 359 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
4 278 (19.76%) Windows
5 203 (14.43%) Microsoft
6 201 (14.29%) Linux
7 171 (12.15%) Finance
8 148 (10.52%) Java
9 138 (9.81%) PowerShell
10 136 (9.67%) Project Management
10 136 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
11 132 (9.38%) Windows Server
12 128 (9.10%) C
12 128 (9.10%) Active Directory
13 127 (9.03%) ITIL
14 121 (8.60%) Cisco
15 116 (8.24%) VMware
16 113 (8.03%) PRINCE2
16 113 (8.03%) Software Engineering
17 107 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
18 106 (7.53%) Oracle
19 99 (7.04%) SQL
20 97 (6.89%) Service Management
20 97 (6.89%) JIRA
21 95 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
22 94 (6.68%) Scrum
23 93 (6.61%) Firewall
23 93 (6.61%) SCCM
24 91 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
24 91 (6.47%) Python

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 61 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.55%) Confluence
3 27 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 23 (1.63%) Apache
5 20 (1.42%) JBoss
6 13 (0.92%) IIS
6 13 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.71%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.64%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.36%) ColdFusion
13 5 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.28%) CMS
14 4 (0.28%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.14%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 50 (3.55%) Microsoft Project
2 42 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.43%) Simulink
7 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.14%) Revit
9 1 (0.071%) Maya
9 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.071%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (1.35%) Primavera
2 17 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.57%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.071%) Maximo
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.071%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.071%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 91 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.56%) Office 365
4 20 (1.42%) PaaS
5 12 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (0.71%) IaaS
7 9 (0.64%) SaaS
8 7 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.50%) GitHub
9 6 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.36%) npm
10 5 (0.36%) Serverless
11 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.071%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.071%) BrowserStack
14 1 (0.071%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 93 (6.61%) Firewall
2 42 (2.99%) Network Security
3 39 (2.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 35 (2.49%) WAN
5 34 (2.42%) LAN
6 30 (2.13%) DNS
7 28 (1.99%) Internet
8 25 (1.78%) NetScaler
9 21 (1.49%) BGP
9 21 (1.49%) OSPF
10 19 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (1.28%) DHCP
11 18 (1.28%) VPN
12 16 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (1.14%) SAN
13 15 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (0.92%) Multicast
14 13 (0.92%) NAS
14 13 (0.92%) Unified Communications
15 12 (0.85%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.27%) MySQL
3 30 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 25 (1.78%) Big Data
4 25 (1.78%) GIS
4 25 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 20 (1.42%) Hadoop
6 19 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 14 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.78%) Power BI
10 9 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.43%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.36%) Apache Accumulo
14 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 97 (6.89%) JIRA
2 56 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 37 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 30 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (1.99%) Selenium
7 27 (1.92%) JUnit
8 24 (1.71%) MSI
9 23 (1.63%) Cucumber
10 16 (1.14%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.78%) Maven
12 10 (0.71%) Rational Team Concert
13 9 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
14 8 (0.57%) JMeter
15 6 (0.43%) EasyMock
15 6 (0.43%) Eclipse
15 6 (0.43%) GDB
15 6 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
16 5 (0.36%) Bitbucket
General
1 171 (12.15%) Finance
2 85 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 69 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 67 (4.76%) Electronics
4 67 (4.76%) Marketing
5 43 (3.06%) Military
6 16 (1.14%) Banking
7 10 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.64%) Law
8 9 (0.64%) Retail
9 4 (0.28%) Local Government
10 3 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.071%) Automotive
11 1 (0.071%) Avionics
11 1 (0.071%) French Language
11 1 (0.071%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 189 (13.43%) Architect
2 163 (11.58%) Developer
3 109 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 85 (6.04%) Analyst
5 78 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
6 56 (3.98%) Consultant
6 56 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 46 (3.27%) Java Developer
8 44 (3.13%) Network Engineer
8 44 (3.13%) Support Engineer
9 42 (2.99%) Software Engineer
10 40 (2.84%) Business Analyst
11 39 (2.77%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 39 (2.77%) Test Engineer
12 35 (2.49%) Software Developer
13 33 (2.35%) Test Leader
14 28 (1.99%) Junior
15 27 (1.92%) Automation Engineer
15 27 (1.92%) DBA
16 26 (1.85%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (4.98%) Web Services
2 53 (3.77%) XML
3 50 (3.55%) .NET
4 43 (3.06%) SOAP
5 36 (2.56%) JSON
6 34 (2.42%) CSS
6 34 (2.42%) HTML
7 32 (2.27%) REST
8 28 (1.99%) J2EE
9 27 (1.92%) Node.js
10 26 (1.85%) Middleware
11 24 (1.71%) JSP
12 20 (1.42%) .NET Framework
13 19 (1.35%) AngularJS
13 19 (1.35%) ASP.NET
14 18 (1.28%) React
14 18 (1.28%) Spring
15 16 (1.14%) HTML5
15 16 (1.14%) jQuery
15 16 (1.14%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 66 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 23 (1.63%) PKI
5 18 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (1.07%) Replication
8 13 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
9 12 (0.85%) User Experience
10 10 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.64%) Clustering
11 9 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
11 9 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.64%) PMI
11 9 (0.64%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.57%) CESG
12 8 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (0.50%) HP Storage
13 7 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 278 (19.76%) Windows
2 201 (14.29%) Linux
3 132 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 90 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (5.05%) Windows 10
6 65 (4.62%) Windows 7
7 47 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (2.35%) Unix
10 23 (1.63%) CentOS
11 12 (0.85%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.78%) Solaris
13 5 (0.36%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.28%) AIX
14 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.21%) VMS
15 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (9.67%) Project Management
3 127 (9.03%) ITIL
4 113 (8.03%) PRINCE2
4 113 (8.03%) Software Engineering
5 107 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
6 97 (6.89%) Service Management
7 95 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
8 94 (6.68%) Scrum
9 90 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (6.25%) Programme Management
11 87 (6.18%) Cybersecurity
12 85 (6.04%) Test Automation
13 76 (5.40%) Migration
14 73 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
15 68 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 66 (4.69%) Digital Marketing
17 65 (4.62%) Infrastructure Management
18 61 (4.34%) Information Assurance
18 61 (4.34%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (10.52%) Java
2 138 (9.81%) PowerShell
3 128 (9.10%) C
4 99 (7.04%) SQL
5 91 (6.47%) Python
6 89 (6.33%) C#
7 70 (4.98%) JavaScript
8 61 (4.34%) C++
9 32 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 18 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.00%) Ada
11 14 (1.00%) PHP
12 13 (0.92%) Java 8
13 12 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.71%) Ruby
15 9 (0.64%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.57%) Perl
17 7 (0.50%) Ada 95
17 7 (0.50%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.43%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 922 (65.53%) SC Cleared
2 414 (29.42%) DV Cleared
3 64 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (3.91%) Degree
5 46 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 46 (3.27%) CCNA
6 32 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (2.20%) ISEB
8 30 (2.13%) MCSE
9 26 (1.85%) CISSP
10 25 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (1.63%) CCNP
12 21 (1.49%) ISTQB
12 21 (1.49%) MCSA
13 16 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
13 16 (1.14%) CISM
13 16 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (1.07%) OCA
14 15 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
14 15 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.34%) JSP 440
2 43 (3.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 41 (2.91%) PMO
4 40 (2.84%) HMG Infosec
5 32 (2.27%) QA
6 19 (1.35%) RMADS
7 11 (0.78%) SLA
8 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.36%) Def Stans
9 5 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.14%) GDPR
11 1 (0.071%) DO-254
11 1 (0.071%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 128 (9.10%) Active Directory
2 84 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.20%) Docker
5 31 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.35%) vSphere
8 18 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (1.14%) Firmware
10 15 (1.07%) XenApp
11 10 (0.71%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.43%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.36%) XenServer
15 3 (0.21%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.21%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.14%) HDFS
17 1 (0.071%) Cygwin
17 1 (0.071%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 93 (6.61%) SCCM
2 43 (3.06%) vCenter Server
3 35 (2.49%) SCOM
4 34 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (2.06%) Puppet
6 25 (1.78%) Ansible
7 14 (1.00%) PowerCLI
8 13 (0.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 11 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.64%) Kubernetes
12 8 (0.57%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.57%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.50%) vRealize
14 6 (0.43%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 6 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 6 (0.43%) WSUS
15 5 (0.36%) Terraform
15 5 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 203 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 121 (8.60%) Cisco
3 116 (8.24%) VMware
4 106 (7.53%) Oracle
5 72 (5.12%) SAP
6 52 (3.70%) Atlassian
7 48 (3.41%) Citrix
8 42 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 36 (2.56%) McAfee
10 30 (2.13%) HP
11 19 (1.35%) Juniper
12 12 (0.85%) CheckPoint
13 11 (0.78%) NetApp
13 11 (0.78%) NetIQ
14 10 (0.71%) EMC
15 9 (0.64%) Splunk
16 8 (0.57%) Palo Alto
16 8 (0.57%) Remedy
16 8 (0.57%) Veritas
17 7 (0.50%) F5