Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 872 1,590 943
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 36.08% 24.98% 17.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 81.42% 72.90% 62.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 983 460
Median daily rate £480 £475 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +8.26% +5.72%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £650 £630 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 106 76
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £41.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +2.96% -1.73%
10th Percentile £26.25 £17.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £53.38 £55.80 £48.13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +115.38% -44.29%

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 1,071 2,181 1,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 44.31% 34.27% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 1,246 759
Median daily rate £475 £468 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.55% +11.37% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 162 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.25 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.16% +6.29% -1.24%
10th Percentile £25.90 £15.55 £15.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% +58.24% -21.55%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the South West

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the South West

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 0 347 £500 +5.26% 59
Bristol +1 186 £425 -5.56% 39
Gloucestershire 0 127 £513 +2.50% 40
Devon +1 96 £460 -2.13% 5
Somerset +4 54 £425 -2.86% 9
Dorset +15 18 £246 -28.73% 15
Cornwall - 7 £538 - 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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.

1 604 (69.27%) SC Cleared
2 266 (30.50%) DV Cleared
3 262 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
4 152 (17.43%) Microsoft
5 139 (15.94%) Windows
6 130 (14.91%) Public Sector
7 112 (12.84%) Java
8 110 (12.61%) DevOps
9 103 (11.81%) AWS
10 100 (11.47%) Active Directory
11 95 (10.89%) Azure
12 93 (10.67%) Project Management
12 93 (10.67%) VMware
13 91 (10.44%) Finance
13 91 (10.44%) Python
14 86 (9.86%) Linux
15 82 (9.40%) Oracle
16 80 (9.17%) Scrum
17 79 (9.06%) Windows Server
18 78 (8.94%) PowerShell
19 77 (8.83%) SQL
20 73 (8.37%) JIRA
21 70 (8.03%) ITIL
22 65 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
22 65 (7.45%) Cybersecurity
23 63 (7.22%) SQL Server
23 63 (7.22%) Web Services
24 61 (7.00%) Migration
24 61 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
25 60 (6.88%) Programme Management

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 52 (5.96%) Confluence
2 39 (4.47%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.83%) NServiceBus
4 15 (1.72%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.80%) Moodle
6 7 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.69%) GeoServer
7 6 (0.69%) IIS
8 5 (0.57%) Apache
8 5 (0.57%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.23%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 41 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.46%) Simulink
6 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.11%) CATIA
7 1 (0.11%) Revit
7 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 13 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (1.49%) Oracle Payroll
1 13 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.80%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (0.69%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.34%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.23%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 103 (11.81%) AWS
2 95 (10.89%) Azure
3 36 (4.13%) Office 365
4 22 (2.52%) SaaS
5 17 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.95%) Power Platform
6 11 (1.26%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.26%) Route 53
7 10 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.92%) GCP
9 8 (0.92%) PaaS
10 7 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.80%) Serverless
11 6 (0.69%) IaaS
11 6 (0.69%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.57%) GitHub
13 4 (0.46%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.46%) Power Automate
14 3 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.78%) DNS
2 22 (2.52%) Firewall
3 21 (2.41%) Skype
4 20 (2.29%) DHCP
5 14 (1.61%) SAN
6 13 (1.49%) Network Security
7 12 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (1.38%) LAN
7 12 (1.38%) WAN
8 10 (1.15%) OSPF
9 9 (1.03%) SMTP
9 9 (1.03%) VPN
10 8 (0.92%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.92%) Wireshark
11 7 (0.80%) BGP
12 6 (0.69%) SNMP
12 6 (0.69%) VSAN
13 5 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
13 5 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 20 (2.29%) Hadoop
4 16 (1.83%) Apache Accumulo
5 15 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.49%) Power BI
7 13 (1.49%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.38%) QGIS
8 12 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.26%) Big Data
9 11 (1.26%) Geospatial Data
9 11 (1.26%) GIS
9 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.03%) MySQL
11 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (1.03%) Oracle Discoverer
12 8 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 73 (8.37%) JIRA
2 43 (4.93%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.78%) Git (software)
4 29 (3.33%) Selenium
5 27 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (2.64%) Bitbucket
7 21 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
8 14 (1.61%) SpecFlow
9 12 (1.38%) SonarQube
10 11 (1.26%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.15%) JUnit
12 9 (1.03%) Mockito
12 9 (1.03%) Toad
13 8 (0.92%) DbUnit
13 8 (0.92%) Hudson
13 8 (0.92%) JMeter
13 8 (0.92%) jMock
13 8 (0.92%) Maven
14 7 (0.80%) LoadRunner
General
1 130 (14.91%) Public Sector
2 91 (10.44%) Finance
3 54 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 42 (4.82%) Military
5 39 (4.47%) Manufacturing
5 39 (4.47%) Marketing
6 38 (4.36%) Electronics
7 19 (2.18%) Law
8 18 (2.06%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.57%) Police
10 4 (0.46%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Avionics
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 131 (15.02%) Developer
2 87 (9.98%) Architect
3 76 (8.72%) Project Manager
4 71 (8.14%) Analyst
5 58 (6.65%) Consultant
6 39 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
7 35 (4.01%) Administrator
8 33 (3.78%) Business Analyst
9 29 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
10 26 (2.98%) Systems Administrator
11 24 (2.75%) .NET Developer
11 24 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (2.75%) Java Developer
11 24 (2.75%) Project Officer
12 22 (2.52%) DV Cleared Project Manager
13 21 (2.41%) Test Engineer
14 20 (2.29%) Project Support Officer
14 20 (2.29%) Support Officer
15 19 (2.18%) Integration Engineer
15 19 (2.18%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (7.22%) Web Services
2 40 (4.59%) .NET
3 36 (4.13%) SOAP
4 34 (3.90%) REST
5 25 (2.87%) XML
6 23 (2.64%) JSON
7 21 (2.41%) ASP.NET
7 21 (2.41%) HTML
7 21 (2.41%) SAML
8 20 (2.29%) RESTful
9 19 (2.18%) .NET Framework
9 19 (2.18%) CSS
10 18 (2.06%) Kafka
11 17 (1.95%) OAuth
11 17 (1.95%) SailPoint
12 16 (1.83%) Apache NiFi
12 16 (1.83%) Entity Framework
12 16 (1.83%) OpenID
13 15 (1.72%) Spring
14 14 (1.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 35 (4.01%) PKI
4 21 (2.41%) User Experience
5 15 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 15 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.15%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.03%) Clustering
8 8 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.80%) CMDB
9 7 (0.80%) PMI
10 6 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (0.69%) NHS
11 5 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.57%) Freedom of Information Act
11 5 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.57%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.46%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.34%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 139 (15.94%) Windows
2 86 (9.86%) Linux
3 79 (9.06%) Windows Server
4 61 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (4.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 32 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (3.67%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.18%) CentOS
8 14 (1.61%) Unix
9 12 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.69%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.34%) Solaris
13 2 (0.23%) VMS
13 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.11%) pSOS
14 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (12.61%) DevOps
3 93 (10.67%) Project Management
4 80 (9.17%) Scrum
5 70 (8.03%) ITIL
6 65 (7.45%) Cybersecurity
6 65 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 61 (7.00%) Migration
8 60 (6.88%) Programme Management
9 59 (6.77%) Risk Management
10 53 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
11 50 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
11 50 (5.73%) PRINCE2
12 49 (5.62%) Service Management
13 43 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (4.59%) Test Automation
15 39 (4.47%) Digital Marketing
16 37 (4.24%) Kanban
17 36 (4.13%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 112 (12.84%) Java
2 91 (10.44%) Python
3 78 (8.94%) PowerShell
4 77 (8.83%) SQL
5 54 (6.19%) C#
6 51 (5.85%) JavaScript
7 41 (4.70%) C
8 30 (3.44%) Bash Shell
9 19 (2.18%) C++
9 19 (2.18%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.95%) Perl
11 10 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.03%) VB
13 5 (0.57%) Ada
13 5 (0.57%) AWK
13 5 (0.57%) Jython
13 5 (0.57%) sed
13 5 (0.57%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.57%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.46%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 604 (69.27%) SC Cleared
2 266 (30.50%) DV Cleared
3 37 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (3.10%) CISSP
5 22 (2.52%) CCNA
5 22 (2.52%) Degree
6 21 (2.41%) CCNP
7 20 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (1.83%) ISEB
10 15 (1.72%) APMP
10 15 (1.72%) ISTQB
11 14 (1.61%) MCSE
12 12 (1.38%) PMI Certification
13 11 (1.26%) MCSA
14 9 (1.03%) AWS Certification
14 9 (1.03%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (0.92%) SSCP
15 8 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.80%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.29%) JSP 440
2 17 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.61%) SLA
4 13 (1.49%) PMO
5 12 (1.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 11 (1.26%) RMADS
7 6 (0.69%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.46%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.34%) NCSC
9 3 (0.34%) NIST
10 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.23%) QA
11 1 (0.11%) COSO
11 1 (0.11%) GDPR
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.11%) P3O
11 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 100 (11.47%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (3.90%) Docker
5 26 (2.98%) vSphere
6 20 (2.29%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 11 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (1.03%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.92%) OpenAM
10 8 (0.92%) XenApp
11 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.80%) NDS
11 7 (0.80%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 7 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.57%) GeoWebCache
12 5 (0.57%) NFS
13 4 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (3.90%) SCCM
2 30 (3.44%) Ansible
3 20 (2.29%) Terraform
4 15 (1.72%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 14 (1.61%) Puppet
6 13 (1.49%) vCenter Server
6 13 (1.49%) WSUS
7 11 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (1.03%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.92%) SCOM
10 6 (0.69%) FreeIPA
11 5 (0.57%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.57%) Oracle ZFS
11 5 (0.57%) PowerCLI
12 4 (0.46%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.46%) vRealize
13 3 (0.34%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 152 (17.43%) Microsoft
2 93 (10.67%) VMware
3 82 (9.40%) Oracle
4 53 (6.08%) Cisco
5 39 (4.47%) SAP
6 31 (3.56%) Atlassian
7 23 (2.64%) Citrix
8 22 (2.52%) HP
8 22 (2.52%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.41%) NetIQ
10 19 (2.18%) ForgeRock
11 16 (1.83%) Veeam
12 15 (1.72%) Juniper
13 13 (1.49%) Remedy
14 12 (1.38%) BMC
15 11 (1.26%) F5
16 10 (1.15%) BiZZdesign
16 10 (1.15%) ESRI
17 9 (1.03%) IBM
17 9 (1.03%) ServiceNow