Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 900 1,103 1,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.01% 21.07% 23.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 65.60% 67.67% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 654 795
South West median daily rate £450 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.76% +3.44% -0.62%
10th Percentile £230 £263 £293
90th Percentile £569 £582 £588
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 121 88
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.20% -3.49% -1.71%
10th Percentile £17.59 £17.13 £21.50
90th Percentile £47.35 £52.50 £57.00
England median hourly rate £18.85 £37.50 £36.76
% change year-on-year -49.73% +2.01% +20.52%

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 1,372 1,630 1,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.45% 31.14% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 1,021 1,176
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -1.88%
10th Percentile £230 £228 £263
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 140 116
South West median hourly rate £37.55 £40.00 £41.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.13% -4.53% +8.48%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £18.64
90th Percentile £47.75 £52.50 £54.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -1 240 £475 +14.46% 28
Bristol -4 181 £410 -0.61% 54
Gloucestershire -1 151 £500 +17.65% 45
Devon +2 129 £450 +12.50% 2
Somerset +1 97 £415 +10.67% 12
Dorset -6 12 £133 -72.24% 7
Cornwall - 3 £143 - 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 576 (64.00%) SC Cleared
2 268 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (18.67%) DV Cleared
4 132 (14.67%) Linux
5 113 (12.56%) Java
6 111 (12.33%) Windows
7 97 (10.78%) Microsoft
7 97 (10.78%) Project Management
8 90 (10.00%) C
8 90 (10.00%) Finance
9 86 (9.56%) Infrastructure Management
10 76 (8.44%) Scrum
11 74 (8.22%) Military
12 73 (8.11%) Management Information System
12 73 (8.11%) DevOps
13 71 (7.89%) Firewall
14 70 (7.78%) Test Automation
15 69 (7.67%) ITIL
16 68 (7.56%) Migration
17 67 (7.44%) PRINCE2
17 67 (7.44%) Jenkins
18 66 (7.33%) Risk Management
19 64 (7.11%) Active Directory
20 63 (7.00%) Service Management
21 61 (6.78%) Cisco
21 61 (6.78%) Python
21 61 (6.78%) Git (software)
22 55 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
23 54 (6.00%) Office 365
23 54 (6.00%) Cybersecurity

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 39 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.22%) Confluence
3 16 (1.78%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.44%) IIS
4 13 (1.44%) JBoss
4 13 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.11%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.89%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.67%) Apache
7 6 (0.67%) nginx
8 5 (0.56%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.56%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.44%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.33%) SAS
10 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.22%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.44%) Doxygen
4 4 (0.44%) Simulink
5 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) InVision
6 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 9 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Primavera
3 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.00%) Office 365
2 50 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.22%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.22%) SaaS
6 11 (1.22%) Serverless
7 9 (1.00%) PaaS
8 8 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.78%) IaaS
10 6 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.44%) GitHub
12 3 (0.33%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.22%) Trello
14 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 71 (7.89%) Firewall
2 28 (3.11%) Internet
2 28 (3.11%) LAN
3 20 (2.22%) BGP
3 20 (2.22%) Skype
3 20 (2.22%) SMS
4 19 (2.11%) DNS
4 19 (2.11%) WAN
4 19 (2.11%) Wireshark
5 18 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (2.00%) DMZ
6 17 (1.89%) Network Security
7 15 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.56%) SAN
8 14 (1.56%) VoIP
9 12 (1.33%) Kerberos
9 12 (1.33%) VPN
10 10 (1.11%) EIGRP
11 9 (1.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 24 (2.67%) Big Data
4 17 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.33%) Apache Hive
7 11 (1.22%) Power BI
8 10 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.00%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.89%) MySQL
10 8 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.78%) GIS
11 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 4 (0.44%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (7.44%) Jenkins
2 61 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 50 (5.56%) JIRA
4 27 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (2.78%) Selenium
6 22 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 18 (2.00%) JUnit
8 17 (1.89%) Artifactory
8 17 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.78%) Maven
10 13 (1.44%) Vagrant
11 12 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
12 11 (1.22%) EasyMock
12 11 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (1.11%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.00%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.89%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.89%) GDB
15 8 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
15 8 (0.89%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 90 (10.00%) Finance
2 74 (8.22%) Military
3 43 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.22%) Manufacturing
5 36 (4.00%) Electronics
6 32 (3.56%) Marketing
7 17 (1.89%) Legal
8 8 (0.89%) Law
9 6 (0.67%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.44%) Retail
11 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 115 (12.78%) Developer
2 73 (8.11%) Analyst
3 68 (7.56%) Architect
4 47 (5.22%) Project Manager
5 41 (4.56%) Network Engineer
6 36 (4.00%) Administrator
6 36 (4.00%) Consultant
6 36 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 35 (3.89%) Java Developer
8 30 (3.33%) Support Engineer
9 28 (3.11%) Desktop Support
9 28 (3.11%) Service Manager
10 26 (2.89%) Test Analyst
11 25 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
12 23 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
13 21 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
13 21 (2.33%) Test Engineer
14 20 (2.22%) Security Architect
15 17 (1.89%) Test Manager
16 16 (1.78%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.56%) .NET
2 29 (3.22%) Web Services
3 21 (2.33%) HTML
4 20 (2.22%) CSS
5 18 (2.00%) XML
6 16 (1.78%) ASP.NET
6 16 (1.78%) EJB
7 15 (1.67%) JSF
7 15 (1.67%) REST
7 15 (1.67%) Spring
8 13 (1.44%) J2EE
9 12 (1.33%) RESTful
10 11 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (1.11%) HTML5
11 10 (1.11%) jQuery
11 10 (1.11%) LDAP
12 8 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (0.89%) CSS3
12 8 (0.89%) Hibernate
12 8 (0.89%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 34 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.11%) PKI
4 14 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 11 (1.22%) CMDB
5 11 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.00%) Wiki
7 8 (0.89%) User Experience
8 7 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
9 6 (0.67%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.56%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.44%) CPLD
11 4 (0.44%) CUDA
11 4 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.44%) LPAR
11 4 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 132 (14.67%) Linux
2 111 (12.33%) Windows
3 39 (4.33%) Windows Server
4 35 (3.89%) Unix
5 28 (3.11%) CentOS
5 28 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.22%) Windows 10
8 17 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.33%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.56%) Solaris
11 5 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.44%) AIX
13 3 (0.33%) Android
13 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.33%) Debian
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (10.78%) Project Management
3 86 (9.56%) Infrastructure Management
4 76 (8.44%) Scrum
5 73 (8.11%) DevOps
6 70 (7.78%) Test Automation
7 69 (7.67%) ITIL
8 68 (7.56%) Migration
9 67 (7.44%) PRINCE2
10 66 (7.33%) Risk Management
11 63 (7.00%) Service Management
12 55 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
14 53 (5.89%) Software Engineering
14 53 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (5.33%) Configuration Management
17 46 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
18 45 (5.00%) Programme Management
19 38 (4.22%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 113 (12.56%) Java
2 90 (10.00%) C
3 61 (6.78%) Python
4 52 (5.78%) C#
5 49 (5.44%) SQL
6 39 (4.33%) JavaScript
7 38 (4.22%) PowerShell
8 29 (3.22%) C++
8 29 (3.22%) Ruby
9 23 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 20 (2.22%) Groovy
11 19 (2.11%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.11%) Embedded C
12 10 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.00%) Perl
13 9 (1.00%) PHP
14 6 (0.67%) Ada
14 6 (0.67%) Java 8
15 5 (0.56%) Embedded C++
15 5 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 576 (64.00%) SC Cleared
2 168 (18.67%) DV Cleared
3 43 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (3.89%) CCNP
5 32 (3.56%) CISSP
6 26 (2.89%) ISTQB
7 22 (2.44%) Degree
8 21 (2.33%) CCNA
9 20 (2.22%) ISEB
10 18 (2.00%) APMP
11 17 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
12 16 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (1.22%) BC Cleared
15 11 (1.22%) CISM
16 9 (1.00%) CISA
17 8 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 7 (0.78%) CCIE
18 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.56%) JSP 440
2 21 (2.33%) RMADS
3 20 (2.22%) PMO
4 13 (1.44%) QA
5 12 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (1.00%) SLA
8 6 (0.67%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.33%) GDPR
11 2 (0.22%) BS25999
11 2 (0.22%) COBIT
11 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.22%) WAI
12 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.11%) DO-160
12 1 (0.11%) GCP
12 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 64 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 48 (5.33%) Docker
3 36 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.00%) Firmware
8 8 (0.89%) vSphere
9 5 (0.56%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.33%) Xen
12 2 (0.22%) HDFS
12 2 (0.22%) XenServer
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (5.67%) Ansible
2 49 (5.44%) Single Sign-On
3 37 (4.11%) Puppet
4 22 (2.44%) SCCM
5 19 (2.11%) FortiGate
6 17 (1.89%) WSUS
7 13 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
8 12 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 12 (1.33%) Nagios
9 10 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.11%) Opsview
10 7 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (0.67%) Terraform
11 6 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.56%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.56%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.56%) Oozie
12 5 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 97 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.78%) Cisco
3 53 (5.89%) VMware
4 52 (5.78%) Oracle
5 39 (4.33%) SAP
6 38 (4.22%) Red Hat
7 19 (2.11%) Fortinet
8 18 (2.00%) HP
9 16 (1.78%) IBM
10 13 (1.44%) EMC
11 12 (1.33%) Splunk
12 11 (1.22%) Remedy
13 10 (1.11%) Cognos
13 10 (1.11%) Google
13 10 (1.11%) McAfee
14 8 (0.89%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.78%) Veeam
16 6 (0.67%) Citrix
16 6 (0.67%) F5
17 5 (0.56%) Motorola