Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,442 927 1,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.18% 17.99% 22.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 72.24% 65.84% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 530 772
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £320 £211 £258
90th Percentile £625 £625 £593
England median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 49 117
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £31.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% -22.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £17.19
90th Percentile £58.80 £47.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% -50.65% -3.75%

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 1,996 1,408 1,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.08% 27.32% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,196 800 1,125
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £303 £220 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 74 140
South West median hourly rate £41.13 £29.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.60% -25.95% -3.66%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.74 £16.04
90th Percentile £52.52 £47.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £32.50 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +38.30% -21.67% +9.09%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +2 574 £475 - 50
Bristol +4 345 £443 +8.92% 66
Gloucestershire +1 321 £485 -3.00% 31
Devon -1 83 £520 +15.56%
Somerset -2 62 £513 +28.13% 11
Dorset +10 13 £340 +155.12% 7
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 890 (61.72%) SC Cleared
2 540 (37.45%) DV Cleared
3 377 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
4 289 (20.04%) Windows
5 253 (17.55%) Microsoft
6 182 (12.62%) Java
7 177 (12.27%) Finance
8 172 (11.93%) Linux
9 147 (10.19%) Windows Server
10 144 (9.99%) Active Directory
11 140 (9.71%) ITIL
11 140 (9.71%) VMware
12 139 (9.64%) PowerShell
13 136 (9.43%) SQL
14 135 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
15 132 (9.15%) Cisco
15 132 (9.15%) Project Management
16 124 (8.60%) Oracle
17 123 (8.53%) C
17 123 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
18 112 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
19 107 (7.42%) Telecoms
20 106 (7.35%) Software Engineering
21 104 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
22 101 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
23 98 (6.80%) SCCM
24 97 (6.73%) Service Management
24 97 (6.73%) Firewall
24 97 (6.73%) Programme Management
25 95 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012

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 64 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.05%) Confluence
3 27 (1.87%) JBoss
3 27 (1.87%) MS Exchange
4 23 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 18 (1.25%) Apache
6 15 (1.04%) IIS
7 12 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.69%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.42%) CMS
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
3 35 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.28%) Windchill
8 2 (0.14%) Simulink
9 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.069%) Revit
Business Applications
1 30 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.83%) Teamcenter
4 8 (0.55%) Primavera
5 4 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.069%) C-CURE
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 112 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (2.15%) Office 365
4 24 (1.66%) PaaS
5 22 (1.53%) IaaS
6 14 (0.97%) SaaS
7 13 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.76%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.49%) npm
11 6 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.42%) GitHub
12 5 (0.35%) Boomi
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.069%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.069%) iPaaS
14 1 (0.069%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 1 (0.069%) Serverless
14 1 (0.069%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 97 (6.73%) Firewall
2 51 (3.54%) DNS
3 46 (3.19%) LAN
4 43 (2.98%) Cisco Nexus
5 39 (2.70%) WAN
6 34 (2.36%) OSPF
7 33 (2.29%) BGP
8 28 (1.94%) Network Security
9 26 (1.80%) Internet
10 25 (1.73%) DHCP
11 21 (1.46%) HTTP
11 21 (1.46%) SAN
12 20 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (1.39%) DMVPN
12 20 (1.39%) Skype
13 19 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (1.25%) Multicast
15 17 (1.18%) VXLAN
16 16 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.29%) Big Data
3 31 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 27 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.60%) Power BI
6 22 (1.53%) GIS
6 22 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (0.97%) MySQL
11 13 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (0.69%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 71 (4.92%) JIRA
2 57 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 48 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 34 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (2.29%) Selenium
6 29 (2.01%) Cucumber
6 29 (2.01%) Maven
7 21 (1.46%) Bitbucket
8 17 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.11%) MSI
10 11 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 11 (0.76%) JUnit
11 10 (0.69%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.62%) JMeter
12 9 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (0.62%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (0.49%) Bitbucket Server
13 7 (0.49%) webpack
14 6 (0.42%) Eclipse RCP
14 6 (0.42%) HP UFT
General
1 177 (12.27%) Finance
2 107 (7.42%) Telecoms
3 86 (5.96%) Electronics
4 81 (5.62%) Marketing
5 80 (5.55%) Manufacturing
6 66 (4.58%) Military
7 13 (0.90%) Local Government
7 13 (0.90%) Retail
8 11 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 11 (0.76%) Banking
9 9 (0.62%) Law
10 5 (0.35%) Legal
11 4 (0.28%) Automotive
12 2 (0.14%) Advertising
12 2 (0.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 171 (11.86%) Developer
2 168 (11.65%) Architect
3 101 (7.00%) Analyst
4 92 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 70 (4.85%) Consultant
6 67 (4.65%) Network Engineer
7 53 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
8 50 (3.47%) Administrator
8 50 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 49 (3.40%) Software Developer
10 47 (3.26%) Business Analyst
11 41 (2.84%) Java Developer
12 39 (2.70%) Software Engineer
12 39 (2.70%) Technical Architect
13 34 (2.36%) Support Engineer
14 32 (2.22%) DBA
14 32 (2.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 30 (2.08%) Test Leader
16 29 (2.01%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 29 (2.01%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (5.27%) Web Services
2 59 (4.09%) HTML
3 54 (3.74%) Middleware
3 54 (3.74%) XML
4 53 (3.68%) .NET
5 43 (2.98%) CSS
6 41 (2.84%) SOAP
7 37 (2.57%) JSON
8 33 (2.29%) REST
9 32 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 32 (2.22%) RESTful
10 28 (1.94%) Java EE
11 26 (1.80%) WebCenter
12 24 (1.66%) Oracle ADF
12 24 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
13 23 (1.60%) jQuery
14 22 (1.53%) Node.js
15 21 (1.46%) JSP
16 19 (1.32%) JSF
16 19 (1.32%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 123 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 58 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 36 (2.50%) PKI
5 20 (1.39%) Replication
6 18 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.18%) User Experience
8 15 (1.04%) Clustering
8 15 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (0.97%) HP Storage
10 13 (0.90%) NHS
10 13 (0.90%) Taxonomies
11 9 (0.62%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.55%) PMI
13 7 (0.49%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.49%) CMDB
13 7 (0.49%) Thin Client
13 7 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 289 (20.04%) Windows
2 172 (11.93%) Linux
3 147 (10.19%) Windows Server
4 95 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (5.76%) Windows 10
6 57 (3.95%) Unix
7 51 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (2.98%) Windows 7
9 40 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (2.29%) Solaris
11 29 (2.01%) CentOS
12 5 (0.35%) AIX
12 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.28%) Android
13 4 (0.28%) HPUX
13 4 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (9.71%) ITIL
3 135 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
4 132 (9.15%) Project Management
5 106 (7.35%) Software Engineering
6 104 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
7 97 (6.73%) Programme Management
7 97 (6.73%) Service Management
8 94 (6.52%) PRINCE2
9 88 (6.10%) Scrum
10 85 (5.89%) DevOps
10 85 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 82 (5.69%) Test Automation
12 80 (5.55%) Digital Marketing
13 75 (5.20%) Risk Management
14 65 (4.51%) Waterfall
15 64 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
16 62 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 60 (4.16%) Mentoring
18 59 (4.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 182 (12.62%) Java
2 139 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 136 (9.43%) SQL
4 123 (8.53%) C
5 91 (6.31%) Python
6 90 (6.24%) JavaScript
7 86 (5.96%) C#
8 67 (4.65%) C++
9 25 (1.73%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.04%) Ruby
11 14 (0.97%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.76%) Java 8
14 9 (0.62%) Ada
15 8 (0.55%) VBA
16 6 (0.42%) Embedded C++
16 6 (0.42%) VB
17 5 (0.35%) Embedded C
18 4 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 890 (61.72%) SC Cleared
2 540 (37.45%) DV Cleared
3 81 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (3.95%) Degree
5 46 (3.19%) CCNA
6 42 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (2.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 40 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 35 (2.43%) CCNP
9 33 (2.29%) CISSP
10 32 (2.22%) MCSE
11 30 (2.08%) MCSA
12 28 (1.94%) CISM
13 23 (1.60%) APMP
14 22 (1.53%) ISTQB
15 20 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
15 20 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 18 (1.25%) ISEB
17 17 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
18 14 (0.97%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.61%) JSP 440
2 44 (3.05%) QA
3 36 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 26 (1.80%) RMADS
5 23 (1.60%) HMG Infosec
6 16 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (1.11%) PMO
7 14 (0.97%) SLA
8 10 (0.69%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.62%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.21%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.14%) MISRA
12 2 (0.14%) MISRA C
13 1 (0.069%) DO-254
13 1 (0.069%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 144 (9.99%) Active Directory
2 101 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
4 49 (3.40%) Hyper-V
5 43 (2.98%) Docker
6 34 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 32 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (2.08%) vSphere
9 26 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
9 26 (1.80%) VMware NSX
10 14 (0.97%) XenApp
11 11 (0.76%) Firmware
12 10 (0.69%) NDS
12 10 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.69%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.35%) KVM
13 5 (0.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 4 (0.28%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 98 (6.80%) SCCM
2 50 (3.47%) vCenter Server
3 36 (2.50%) SCOM
4 33 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
5 25 (1.73%) Ansible
6 24 (1.66%) Puppet
7 20 (1.39%) PowerCLI
7 20 (1.39%) SCVMM
8 18 (1.25%) Tivoli
9 17 (1.18%) Kubernetes
10 15 (1.04%) WSUS
11 12 (0.83%) Kibana
12 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (0.76%) vRealize
13 10 (0.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 9 (0.62%) HP ALM
14 9 (0.62%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 8 (0.55%) Grafana
15 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.55%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 253 (17.55%) Microsoft
2 140 (9.71%) VMware
3 132 (9.15%) Cisco
4 124 (8.60%) Oracle
5 94 (6.52%) SAP
6 59 (4.09%) Citrix
7 51 (3.54%) HP
8 43 (2.98%) Red Hat
9 40 (2.77%) Atlassian
10 26 (1.80%) McAfee
11 22 (1.53%) IBM
12 18 (1.25%) EMC
12 18 (1.25%) NetApp
13 16 (1.11%) BMC
13 16 (1.11%) Juniper
13 16 (1.11%) Remedy
14 14 (0.97%) CheckPoint
14 14 (0.97%) NetIQ
15 13 (0.90%) Brocade
16 12 (0.83%) SolarWinds