Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 943 1,179 1,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.31% 21.51% 22.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 62.33% 68.75% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 659 725
South West median daily rate £439 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.46% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £275 £260 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £598
England median daily rate £450 £440 £423
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.14% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 115 76
South West median hourly rate £41.77 £42.50 £42.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +0.35% -0.26%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.13 £22.50
90th Percentile £48.13 £53.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year -44.29% +19.66% -5.34%

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 1,513 1,715 1,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.77% 31.28% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1,010 1,089
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.76% +2.53% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 134 107
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £40.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.24% +7.33% -5.36%
10th Percentile £15.75 £16.83 £20.50
90th Percentile £48.13 £53.38 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -22.41% +9.43% +17.78%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +1 318 £474 +11.47% 40
Bristol -6 207 £400 -8.57% 66
Gloucestershire -1 167 £450 +12.50% 50
Devon 0 80 £385 -3.75% 6
Somerset -5 66 £423 +4.97% 10
Dorset -18 11 £193 -45.00% 8
Cornwall -7 2 £133 +19.56% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 607 (64.37%) SC Cleared
2 279 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (19.19%) DV Cleared
4 143 (15.16%) Windows
5 123 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 115 (12.20%) C
7 110 (11.66%) Project Management
8 103 (10.92%) Linux
9 96 (10.18%) Infrastructure Management
10 94 (9.97%) PRINCE2
11 92 (9.76%) Scrum
12 88 (9.33%) Java
13 86 (9.12%) ITIL
14 85 (9.01%) Finance
15 81 (8.59%) Software Engineering
16 80 (8.48%) Cisco
17 78 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
18 77 (8.17%) Service Management
19 75 (7.95%) Management Information System
20 74 (7.85%) Migration
21 73 (7.74%) VMware
22 70 (7.42%) Test Automation
23 68 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
24 67 (7.10%) Active Directory
25 62 (6.57%) C#
25 62 (6.57%) Military
25 62 (6.57%) Windows Server
26 60 (6.36%) Oracle
27 58 (6.15%) PowerShell
28 54 (5.73%) Firewall

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 45 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.44%) Confluence
3 20 (2.12%) JBoss
4 18 (1.91%) Skype for Business
5 13 (1.38%) IIS
6 12 (1.27%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.17%) Apache
8 10 (1.06%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.42%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.32%) CMS
12 3 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.21%) Live Communications Server
13 2 (0.21%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.85%) Simulink
5 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.42%) Primavera
3 2 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 78 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (4.03%) Office 365
3 31 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.27%) SaaS
5 8 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.53%) GitHub
9 4 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.32%) PaaS
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.21%) Serverless
11 2 (0.21%) Slack
11 2 (0.21%) Trello
12 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.11%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.11%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.11%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.73%) Firewall
2 34 (3.61%) LAN
3 28 (2.97%) WAN
4 24 (2.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 24 (2.55%) Internet
5 21 (2.23%) Wireshark
6 18 (1.91%) SMS
7 17 (1.80%) DNS
7 17 (1.80%) Skype
8 16 (1.70%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.48%) SAN
9 14 (1.48%) Software-Defined Networking
10 13 (1.38%) BGP
10 13 (1.38%) VoIP
11 11 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.17%) DMZ
11 11 (1.17%) Network Security
12 8 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.85%) DHCP
12 8 (0.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.01%) Big Data
4 17 (1.80%) Hadoop
5 15 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (1.59%) Power BI
6 13 (1.38%) MySQL
7 12 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.64%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.64%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
12 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.42%) Apache Accumulo
13 4 (0.42%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 46 (4.88%) JIRA
2 34 (3.61%) Jenkins
3 29 (3.08%) Selenium
4 27 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 25 (2.65%) Cucumber
5 25 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (2.55%) JUnit
7 22 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (1.70%) Rational DOORS
9 14 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
10 13 (1.38%) Rational Team Concert
11 12 (1.27%) GDB
12 10 (1.06%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.85%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.85%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.74%) Ant
14 7 (0.74%) EasyMock
14 7 (0.74%) Vagrant
14 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 85 (9.01%) Finance
2 62 (6.57%) Military
3 33 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.12%) Electronics
6 19 (2.01%) Marketing
7 11 (1.17%) Law
7 11 (1.17%) Legal
8 8 (0.85%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.42%) Retail
10 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.21%) Back Office
11 2 (0.21%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 110 (11.66%) Developer
2 103 (10.92%) Architect
3 76 (8.06%) Analyst
4 57 (6.04%) Project Manager
5 52 (5.51%) Software Engineer
6 35 (3.71%) Consultant
7 32 (3.39%) Test Engineer
8 31 (3.29%) Java Developer
9 30 (3.18%) Network Engineer
10 29 (3.08%) Service Manager
11 28 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (2.97%) Support Engineer
12 27 (2.86%) Desktop Support
12 27 (2.86%) Test Analyst
13 23 (2.44%) Business Analyst
13 23 (2.44%) Security Architect
14 22 (2.33%) Administrator
15 21 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
15 21 (2.23%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 18 (1.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.09%) .NET
2 32 (3.39%) Web Services
3 23 (2.44%) REST
4 22 (2.33%) J2EE
5 17 (1.80%) EJB
5 17 (1.80%) HTML
5 17 (1.80%) JSF
6 16 (1.70%) CSS
6 16 (1.70%) XML
7 14 (1.48%) Hibernate
8 13 (1.38%) ASP.NET
8 13 (1.38%) Spring
9 12 (1.27%) RESTful
10 11 (1.17%) EJB 3.0
10 11 (1.17%) JAXB
10 11 (1.17%) JPA
10 11 (1.17%) PrimeFaces
10 11 (1.17%) WPF
10 11 (1.17%) XSD
10 11 (1.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.95%) Management Information System
2 44 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 17 (1.80%) PKI
5 14 (1.48%) CMDB
6 13 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.17%) User Experience
8 10 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 10 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (0.85%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.74%) CESG
12 6 (0.64%) EMC VNX
12 6 (0.64%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.64%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.64%) Wiki
13 5 (0.53%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 143 (15.16%) Windows
2 103 (10.92%) Linux
3 62 (6.57%) Windows Server
4 28 (2.97%) Windows 10
5 23 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 23 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.01%) Unix
7 14 (1.48%) CentOS
8 13 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.64%) Solaris
12 4 (0.42%) AIX
13 3 (0.32%) Debian
13 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.21%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (11.66%) Project Management
3 96 (10.18%) Infrastructure Management
4 94 (9.97%) PRINCE2
5 92 (9.76%) Scrum
6 86 (9.12%) ITIL
7 81 (8.59%) Software Engineering
8 77 (8.17%) Service Management
9 74 (7.85%) Migration
10 70 (7.42%) Test Automation
11 68 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 51 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
13 50 (5.30%) Configuration Management
13 50 (5.30%) Risk Management
14 48 (5.09%) DevOps
14 48 (5.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 47 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
17 43 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
17 43 (4.56%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 115 (12.20%) C
2 88 (9.33%) Java
3 62 (6.57%) C#
4 58 (6.15%) PowerShell
5 48 (5.09%) SQL
6 46 (4.88%) C++
7 44 (4.67%) Python
8 42 (4.45%) JavaScript
9 19 (2.01%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.48%) Ada
11 12 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.17%) Embedded C
12 11 (1.17%) Perl
12 11 (1.17%) PHP
13 9 (0.95%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.85%) Ruby
15 7 (0.74%) Java 8
15 7 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.64%) Embedded C++
17 5 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 607 (64.37%) SC Cleared
2 181 (19.19%) DV Cleared
3 46 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (3.29%) ISTQB
5 29 (3.08%) CCNA
6 27 (2.86%) CCNP
6 27 (2.86%) ISEB
7 26 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 25 (2.65%) CISSP
9 22 (2.33%) Degree
10 19 (2.01%) APMP
11 16 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
13 12 (1.27%) CISM
14 11 (1.17%) MCSA
15 10 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (1.06%) MCSE
16 9 (0.95%) CISA
16 9 (0.95%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.50%) PMO
2 23 (2.44%) JSP 440
3 15 (1.59%) QA
4 11 (1.17%) RMADS
5 9 (0.95%) HMG Infosec
6 8 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.85%) SLA
7 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.32%) GCP
9 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.21%) COBIT
10 2 (0.21%) GDPR
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.21%) WAI
11 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.11%) DO-160
11 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.11%) MISRA
11 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 67 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 54 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.59%) Docker
6 13 (1.38%) vSphere
7 9 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.95%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.74%) Firmware
9 4 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.42%) XenServer
10 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.32%) Xen
11 2 (0.21%) HDFS
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (5.20%) Single Sign-On
2 40 (4.24%) SCCM
3 20 (2.12%) vCenter Server
4 18 (1.91%) SCOM
5 17 (1.80%) Ansible
6 14 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (1.27%) Puppet
7 12 (1.27%) WSUS
8 11 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
9 10 (1.06%) FortiGate
10 9 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (0.95%) Opsview
11 8 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.74%) Terraform
13 5 (0.53%) Kubernetes
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.42%) Packer
Vendors
1 123 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 80 (8.48%) Cisco
3 73 (7.74%) VMware
4 60 (6.36%) Oracle
5 29 (3.08%) SAP
6 19 (2.01%) Atlassian
7 18 (1.91%) McAfee
8 17 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.59%) IBM
9 15 (1.59%) Splunk
10 14 (1.48%) EMC
11 13 (1.38%) Citrix
11 13 (1.38%) HP
12 10 (1.06%) Fortinet
12 10 (1.06%) Juniper
12 10 (1.06%) Veeam
13 9 (0.95%) Google
14 7 (0.74%) Cognos
14 7 (0.74%) Veritas
15 5 (0.53%) Motorola