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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 542 668 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.81% 22.77% 18.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 67.16% 70.99% 65.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 378 329
Median daily rate £411 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.32% -8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £280 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 47 21
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.48% +6.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £24.20 £30.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £39.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year -2.51% +16.05%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 807 941 870
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.98% 32.07% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 559 503
Median daily rate £410 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 71 35
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -1 189 £420 +12.00% 18
Gloucestershire 0 113 £425 -5.55% 24
Bristol +1 102 £400 +6.66% 20
Devon -3 48 £400 +3.22% 1
Somerset +2 43 £388 -10.40% 2
Dorset +3 4 - - 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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.

1 868 (72.76%) SC Cleared
2 350 (29.34%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (22.97%) DV Cleared
4 188 (15.76%) Project Management
5 184 (15.42%) Oracle
6 177 (14.84%) Finance
7 159 (13.33%) Java
8 148 (12.41%) Windows
9 142 (11.90%) Microsoft
10 116 (9.72%) ITIL
11 115 (9.64%) SQL
12 112 (9.39%) C
12 112 (9.39%) PRINCE2
13 106 (8.89%) Scrum
14 95 (7.96%) Linux
15 89 (7.46%) Software Engineering
16 87 (7.29%) Microsoft Project
17 81 (6.79%) C#
18 79 (6.62%) Programme Management
19 75 (6.29%) Risk Management
19 75 (6.29%) Migration
19 75 (6.29%) Firewall
20 74 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
20 74 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
21 73 (6.12%) SQL Server
22 72 (6.04%) VMware
23 70 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
23 70 (5.87%) Telecoms
24 69 (5.78%) Web Services
24 69 (5.78%) SharePoint

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 69 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.94%) SharePoint Server
3 23 (1.93%) WebLogic
4 20 (1.68%) IIS
4 20 (1.68%) WebSphere
5 18 (1.51%) Confluence
6 17 (1.42%) JBoss
7 13 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.01%) Apache
9 11 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.67%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.67%) SAS
12 7 (0.59%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.59%) WebSphere Portal
13 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 87 (7.29%) Microsoft Project
2 60 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.50%) CPLEX
5 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.34%) Simulink
7 3 (0.25%) LaTeX
7 3 (0.25%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.17%) Windchill
9 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.084%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.084%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 51 (4.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 49 (4.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 31 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (2.26%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (1.34%) Oracle Financials
6 11 (0.92%) Primavera
7 10 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.25%) Teamcenter
11 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.084%) Oracle 11i
12 1 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.084%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 1 (0.084%) Oracle Utilities
12 1 (0.084%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.35%) Office 365
2 28 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.26%) IaaS
5 9 (0.75%) SaaS
6 7 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.42%) GitHub
8 4 (0.34%) PaaS
9 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.084%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.084%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.29%) Firewall
2 40 (3.35%) LAN
3 39 (3.27%) TCP/IP
4 35 (2.93%) DNS
5 30 (2.51%) WAN
6 29 (2.43%) Internet
7 24 (2.01%) DHCP
8 23 (1.93%) Network Security
9 16 (1.34%) VoIP
9 16 (1.34%) VPN
10 15 (1.26%) LDAP
11 14 (1.17%) SSL
12 13 (1.09%) Wireshark
13 12 (1.01%) Wireless
14 11 (0.92%) DMZ
14 11 (0.92%) HTTP
14 11 (0.92%) VLAN
15 10 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.84%) Extranet
15 10 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.27%) Oracle Database
3 37 (3.10%) Hadoop
4 24 (2.01%) Big Data
4 24 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
5 22 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
8 12 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.92%) Apache Hive
9 11 (0.92%) MySQL
9 11 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (3.27%) JIRA
3 37 (3.10%) Git (software)
4 34 (2.85%) Selenium
5 30 (2.51%) Jenkins
6 24 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
7 22 (1.84%) Cucumber
8 18 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
8 18 (1.51%) SpecFlow
9 14 (1.17%) Eclipse
9 14 (1.17%) HP UFT
10 13 (1.09%) Bitbucket
10 13 (1.09%) LoadRunner
11 12 (1.01%) JUnit
12 10 (0.84%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.67%) Rational Rhapsody
14 8 (0.67%) Spock
15 7 (0.59%) JMeter
16 6 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 177 (14.84%) Finance
2 70 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 55 (4.61%) Electronics
3 55 (4.61%) Manufacturing
4 53 (4.44%) Marketing
5 25 (2.10%) Military
6 13 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 6 (0.50%) Avionics
7 6 (0.50%) Local Government
8 5 (0.42%) Legal
9 4 (0.34%) Law
10 3 (0.25%) Billing
11 2 (0.17%) Automotive
11 2 (0.17%) Back Office
11 2 (0.17%) Games
11 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.17%) Publishing
11 2 (0.17%) Retail
12 1 (0.084%) Banking
12 1 (0.084%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 175 (14.67%) Developer
2 104 (8.72%) Consultant
3 100 (8.38%) Architect
4 97 (8.13%) Analyst
5 93 (7.80%) Project Manager
6 79 (6.62%) Java Developer
7 45 (3.77%) Project Planner
8 43 (3.60%) Oracle Consultant
9 41 (3.44%) Software Engineer
10 40 (3.35%) Support Engineer
11 39 (3.27%) Coordinator
12 34 (2.85%) Network Engineer
13 31 (2.60%) Project Coordinator
14 30 (2.51%) Administrator
14 30 (2.51%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 27 (2.26%) Business Analyst
15 27 (2.26%) Oracle Developer
16 26 (2.18%) Test Analyst
17 25 (2.10%) Technical Architect
18 24 (2.01%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.78%) Web Services
2 65 (5.45%) .NET
3 49 (4.11%) HTML
4 41 (3.44%) XML
5 37 (3.10%) CSS
6 33 (2.77%) J2EE
6 33 (2.77%) Middleware
7 30 (2.51%) Spring
8 28 (2.35%) .NET Framework
8 28 (2.35%) REST
9 24 (2.01%) RESTful
10 20 (1.68%) ASP.NET
10 20 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
11 18 (1.51%) jQuery
12 17 (1.42%) Hibernate
12 17 (1.42%) SOAP
13 16 (1.34%) JSON
14 15 (1.26%) Ajax
14 15 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (1.26%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.26%) Data Centre
4 21 (1.76%) PMI
5 17 (1.42%) PKI
6 16 (1.34%) CESG
7 13 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.01%) Reference Data
9 11 (0.92%) User Experience
10 10 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
10 10 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 10 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 9 (0.75%) RIA
12 8 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
12 8 (0.67%) NHS
13 7 (0.59%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.50%) Clustering
14 6 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.42%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 148 (12.41%) Windows
2 95 (7.96%) Linux
3 62 (5.20%) Windows Server
4 52 (4.36%) Unix
5 34 (2.85%) Windows 7
6 29 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.17%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.92%) Solaris
10 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.75%) Android
12 8 (0.67%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.59%) CentOS
13 7 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.17%) AIX
17 2 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (29.34%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (15.76%) Project Management
3 116 (9.72%) ITIL
4 112 (9.39%) PRINCE2
5 106 (8.89%) Scrum
6 89 (7.46%) Software Engineering
7 79 (6.62%) Programme Management
8 75 (6.29%) Migration
8 75 (6.29%) Risk Management
9 74 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
10 70 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 66 (5.53%) DevOps
12 62 (5.20%) Project Planning
13 51 (4.27%) Digital Marketing
14 49 (4.11%) UML
15 42 (3.52%) Service Delivery
16 41 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (3.44%) Information Assurance
16 41 (3.44%) Risk Analysis
16 41 (3.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 159 (13.33%) Java
2 115 (9.64%) SQL
3 112 (9.39%) C
4 81 (6.79%) C#
5 58 (4.86%) C++
6 52 (4.36%) JavaScript
7 47 (3.94%) Python
8 30 (2.51%) PL/SQL
9 24 (2.01%) Ruby
10 22 (1.84%) Perl
11 19 (1.59%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.34%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.01%) Groovy
14 11 (0.92%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.84%) Ada
15 10 (0.84%) F#
15 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.67%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.59%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 868 (72.76%) SC Cleared
2 274 (22.97%) DV Cleared
3 52 (4.36%) Degree
4 41 (3.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 40 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (2.77%) CISSP
7 31 (2.60%) ISEB
8 28 (2.35%) CCNA
9 25 (2.10%) PMI Certification
10 21 (1.76%) ISTQB
11 20 (1.68%) CCNP
12 18 (1.51%) SANS
13 17 (1.42%) APMP
13 17 (1.42%) BC Cleared
13 17 (1.42%) CLAS
14 14 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
15 12 (1.01%) PMP
16 11 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.75%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.86%) PMO
2 42 (3.52%) QA
3 33 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (1.42%) SLA
6 16 (1.34%) JSP 440
7 13 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (0.92%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.42%) DO-178B
10 5 (0.42%) RMADS
11 4 (0.34%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.25%) ISO27002
13 2 (0.17%) COBIT
13 2 (0.17%) GxP
13 2 (0.17%) IEC 61508
13 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.084%) DO-254
14 1 (0.084%) MISRA C
System Software
1 64 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.51%) Docker
3 18 (1.51%) vSphere
4 15 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.67%) Snort
7 7 (0.59%) Firmware
7 7 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.50%) HDFS
8 6 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.42%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.34%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.34%) vCloud
10 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.17%) GFS2
11 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.17%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.17%) Xen
12 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (2.18%) Puppet
2 24 (2.01%) Ansible
3 19 (1.59%) vCenter Server
4 16 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (1.26%) vRealize
6 11 (0.92%) SCCM
7 9 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.67%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 6 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (0.50%) RSA enVision
10 5 (0.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 5 (0.42%) Nmap
10 5 (0.42%) QRadar
11 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.34%) Netcool
12 3 (0.25%) SCDPM
12 3 (0.25%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.25%) Terraform
12 3 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 3 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 184 (15.42%) Oracle
2 142 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 72 (6.04%) VMware
4 67 (5.62%) Cisco
5 58 (4.86%) SAP
6 42 (3.52%) Red Hat
7 29 (2.43%) HP
8 25 (2.10%) Hyperion
9 24 (2.01%) Intel Security
10 21 (1.76%) Citrix
11 19 (1.59%) Juniper
12 16 (1.34%) IBM
12 16 (1.34%) Splunk
13 14 (1.17%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.09%) Remedy
15 11 (0.92%) ArcSight
15 11 (0.92%) Cloudera
16 8 (0.67%) Atlassian
16 8 (0.67%) SolarWinds
17 7 (0.59%) F5
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
CBS butler
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Technical Resources Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £25 - £26 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Marlborough, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + n/a
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £520 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Prospectus
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Corsham
CPS Group Limited
Rate: Depedant on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 24 days ago