Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,614 947 1,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.09% 17.20% 21.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 73.00% 62.06% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 464 643
South West median daily rate £475 £440 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +6.02% +1.22%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £260
90th Percentile £629 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 76 114
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.77 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.96% -0.56% -0.59%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £17.13
90th Percentile £55.96 £48.13 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +110.00% -42.86% +20.69%

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 2,211 1,526 1,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 34.36% 27.72% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,256 770 983
South West median daily rate £468 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £250 £233
90th Percentile £626 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 106 132
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £41.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.39% +3.16% +8.84%
10th Percentile £15.55 £16.88 £16.78
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £53.63
England median hourly rate £36.00 £22.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year +58.24% -21.55% +8.26%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 0 568 £475 +0.26% 72
Gloucestershire +1 405 £500 +11.11% 97
Bristol +9 356 £448 +11.88% 76
Devon +1 153 £470 +23.99% 13
Somerset +5 70 £463 +8.82% 23
Dorset +11 20 £345 +79.22% 40
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 999 (61.90%) SC Cleared
2 618 (38.29%) DV Cleared
3 433 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
4 289 (17.91%) Windows
5 276 (17.10%) Microsoft
6 257 (15.92%) Linux
7 223 (13.82%) Java
8 195 (12.08%) ITIL
9 191 (11.83%) C
10 173 (10.72%) Finance
11 161 (9.98%) Active Directory
12 151 (9.36%) VMware
13 144 (8.92%) Software Engineering
14 139 (8.61%) Project Management
14 139 (8.61%) Windows Server
15 135 (8.36%) SQL
16 134 (8.30%) Cisco
17 133 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
17 133 (8.24%) Python
18 132 (8.18%) Service Management
19 128 (7.93%) SCCM
19 128 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
20 125 (7.74%) PowerShell
20 125 (7.74%) Telecoms
20 125 (7.74%) Programme Management
21 123 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
22 118 (7.31%) C#
23 116 (7.19%) Oracle
24 115 (7.13%) Cybersecurity
25 109 (6.75%) SAP

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 59 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.28%) Confluence
3 37 (2.29%) JBoss
4 25 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 24 (1.49%) Skype for Business
6 14 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 12 (0.74%) Apache
7 12 (0.74%) IIS
8 10 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.43%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.43%) MS Project Server
9 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.31%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.31%) Camunda
12 4 (0.25%) CMS
13 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.12%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 75 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.93%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.31%) Windchill
8 4 (0.25%) CATIA
9 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.19%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 3 (0.19%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.12%) Revit
11 1 (0.062%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.062%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.062%) Simulink
11 1 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.31%) Remedy AR System
6 4 (0.25%) Primavera
6 4 (0.25%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.12%) Minerva
9 1 (0.062%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.062%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 102 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
1 102 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (3.78%) Office 365
3 31 (1.92%) Power Platform
4 29 (1.80%) Serverless
5 26 (1.61%) PaaS
6 25 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (1.30%) OpenShift
8 20 (1.24%) IaaS
9 17 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 17 (1.05%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.99%) Azure Stack
11 15 (0.93%) SaaS
12 11 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
13 9 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
13 9 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.56%) PowerApps
13 9 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (4.77%) DNS
2 75 (4.65%) Firewall
3 63 (3.90%) WAN
4 60 (3.72%) DHCP
5 43 (2.66%) LAN
6 33 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 31 (1.92%) SAN
8 28 (1.73%) Skype
9 26 (1.61%) BGP
9 26 (1.61%) Internet
9 26 (1.61%) Network Security
10 25 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 24 (1.49%) OSPF
12 22 (1.36%) TCP/IP
13 21 (1.30%) Wireshark
14 18 (1.12%) Ethernet
15 16 (0.99%) Unified Communications
16 15 (0.93%) FTP
17 13 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (0.74%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.84%) Big Data
3 33 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 27 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (1.61%) Power BI
6 25 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 22 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.30%) MySQL
10 19 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.81%) Relational Database
12 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
14 10 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.62%) DataStage
14 10 (0.62%) DB2
14 10 (0.62%) IBM InfoSphere
14 10 (0.62%) Informix
15 9 (0.56%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 87 (5.39%) JIRA
2 66 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 54 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 44 (2.73%) Cucumber
5 38 (2.35%) Selenium
6 24 (1.49%) Eclipse
7 23 (1.43%) NetBeans
8 22 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
8 22 (1.36%) Visual Studio
9 18 (1.12%) Bitbucket
10 14 (0.87%) Maven
10 14 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
11 13 (0.81%) JUnit
12 12 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.74%) LoadRunner
13 11 (0.68%) GDB
13 11 (0.68%) MSI
13 11 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.56%) HP UFT
15 8 (0.50%) JMeter
General
1 173 (10.72%) Finance
2 125 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 102 (6.32%) Manufacturing
4 98 (6.07%) Marketing
5 97 (6.01%) Electronics
6 91 (5.64%) Military
7 27 (1.67%) Aerospace
8 22 (1.36%) Local Government
9 12 (0.74%) Law
9 12 (0.74%) Retail
10 11 (0.68%) Publishing
11 9 (0.56%) Legal
12 6 (0.37%) Banking
13 4 (0.25%) Avionics
14 3 (0.19%) Advertising
14 3 (0.19%) Automotive
14 3 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 233 (14.44%) Architect
2 200 (12.39%) Developer
3 132 (8.18%) Analyst
4 91 (5.64%) Project Manager
5 75 (4.65%) Software Engineer
6 73 (4.52%) Consultant
7 63 (3.90%) Business Analyst
8 60 (3.72%) Network Engineer
9 57 (3.53%) Administrator
9 57 (3.53%) Technical Architect
10 51 (3.16%) Security Architect
11 50 (3.10%) Software Developer
12 48 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
13 46 (2.85%) Java Developer
14 43 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 38 (2.35%) Support Engineer
16 37 (2.29%) C++ Software Engineer
16 37 (2.29%) Test Engineer
17 32 (1.98%) DBA
17 32 (1.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.65%) .NET
2 60 (3.72%) Web Services
3 49 (3.04%) CSS
3 49 (3.04%) Middleware
4 47 (2.91%) HTML
4 47 (2.91%) XML
5 39 (2.42%) AngularJS
5 39 (2.42%) Node.js
6 26 (1.61%) React
6 26 (1.61%) REST
7 25 (1.55%) Spring
8 24 (1.49%) JSON
8 24 (1.49%) RESTful
9 19 (1.18%) SOAP
10 18 (1.12%) .NET Framework
11 17 (1.05%) Hibernate
12 16 (0.99%) J2EE
13 15 (0.93%) Software Packaging
14 14 (0.87%) EJB
14 14 (0.87%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 128 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 69 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 40 (2.48%) User Experience
5 35 (2.17%) PKI
6 30 (1.86%) Clustering
7 24 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.43%) Replication
9 18 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 17 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.05%) NHS
11 14 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 12 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.68%) CMDB
13 11 (0.68%) PMI
14 10 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.56%) Reference Data
16 8 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 289 (17.91%) Windows
2 257 (15.92%) Linux
3 139 (8.61%) Windows Server
4 84 (5.20%) Windows 10
4 84 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (4.89%) Unix
6 51 (3.16%) Windows 7
7 47 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (2.48%) Solaris
10 32 (1.98%) CentOS
11 8 (0.50%) HPUX
12 4 (0.25%) AIX
12 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.19%) Android
13 3 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.12%) pSOS
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (12.08%) ITIL
3 144 (8.92%) Software Engineering
4 139 (8.61%) Project Management
5 133 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
6 132 (8.18%) Service Management
7 125 (7.74%) Programme Management
8 123 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
9 115 (7.13%) Cybersecurity
10 105 (6.51%) Scrum
11 100 (6.20%) PRINCE2
12 98 (6.07%) DevOps
13 97 (6.01%) Digital Marketing
14 96 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 90 (5.58%) Migration
16 76 (4.71%) Risk Management
17 72 (4.46%) Information Security
18 67 (4.15%) Decision-Making
19 66 (4.09%) TOGAF
20 63 (3.90%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 223 (13.82%) Java
2 191 (11.83%) C
3 135 (8.36%) SQL
4 133 (8.24%) Python
5 125 (7.74%) PowerShell
6 118 (7.31%) C#
7 107 (6.63%) C++
8 101 (6.26%) JavaScript
9 29 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 28 (1.73%) Ruby
11 20 (1.24%) Java 8
12 16 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.87%) VB
15 12 (0.74%) Embedded C++
16 11 (0.68%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.62%) GLSL
17 10 (0.62%) HLSL
17 10 (0.62%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 999 (61.90%) SC Cleared
2 618 (38.29%) DV Cleared
3 74 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (3.97%) Degree
5 43 (2.66%) CISSP
6 40 (2.48%) ISTQB
7 38 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 37 (2.29%) CCNA
8 37 (2.29%) CESG Certified Professional
9 35 (2.17%) CCNP
10 34 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (1.80%) ISEB
12 23 (1.43%) CISM
13 21 (1.30%) APMP
13 21 (1.30%) MCP
13 21 (1.30%) MCSE
14 20 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (1.18%) MCSA
16 17 (1.05%) AWS Certification
17 16 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.42%) JSP 440
2 35 (2.17%) QA
3 33 (2.04%) PMO
4 29 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 26 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 25 (1.55%) RMADS
7 21 (1.30%) SLA
8 20 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (1.12%) HMG Infosec
10 12 (0.74%) NCSC
11 8 (0.50%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.19%) Def Stans
14 3 (0.19%) IEC 61508
15 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
15 2 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
15 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.12%) MISRA
15 2 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 161 (9.98%) Active Directory
2 104 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (4.77%) Docker
4 68 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 53 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 36 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (1.73%) VMware NSX
10 23 (1.43%) XenDesktop
11 18 (1.12%) vSphere
12 12 (0.74%) DFS Replication
12 12 (0.74%) Firmware
12 12 (0.74%) XenApp
13 11 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.50%) NDS
15 5 (0.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 4 (0.25%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.25%) Gluster
16 4 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 128 (7.93%) SCCM
2 62 (3.84%) SCOM
3 54 (3.35%) Ansible
4 42 (2.60%) vCenter Server
5 41 (2.54%) Kubernetes
6 36 (2.23%) Puppet
7 35 (2.17%) WSUS
8 34 (2.11%) SCVMM
9 25 (1.55%) vRealize
10 23 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 15 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
12 13 (0.81%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 12 (0.74%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 12 (0.74%) Grafana
13 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (0.74%) SCDPM
13 12 (0.74%) SCSM
13 12 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 276 (17.10%) Microsoft
2 151 (9.36%) VMware
3 134 (8.30%) Cisco
4 116 (7.19%) Oracle
5 109 (6.75%) SAP
6 61 (3.78%) HP
7 57 (3.53%) Citrix
8 51 (3.16%) Atlassian
9 48 (2.97%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.05%) IBM
11 17 (1.05%) McAfee
11 17 (1.05%) NetIQ
12 16 (0.99%) Remedy
13 15 (0.93%) BMC
14 14 (0.87%) BiZZdesign
14 14 (0.87%) CA
14 14 (0.87%) Dell
15 13 (0.81%) ForgeRock
15 13 (0.81%) Google