Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,190 1,081 1,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.58% 19.60% 22.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 65.67% 66.73% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 560 731
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £269 £267
90th Percentile £575 £600 £588
England median daily rate £460 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +6.98% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 94 73
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.58 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +8.20% -10.71%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.17 £20.00
90th Percentile £47.15 £50.00 £50.80
England median hourly rate £30.54 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year -0.70% +6.03% +3.57%

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 1,812 1,620 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.81% 29.38% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 864 1,084
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.89%
10th Percentile £268 £225 £256
90th Percentile £575 £578 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 119 95
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £38.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% +18.46% -19.75%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.95 £17.60
90th Percentile £47.45 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.55 £25.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +4.13% +12.09%

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 19 October 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 October 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 October 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 +1 489 £488 +11.60% 73
Bristol -2 256 £400 -8.57% 75
Gloucestershire 0 225 £450 +7.14% 60
Devon -2 68 £420 +5.00% 6
Somerset -5 66 £424 +5.94% 29
Dorset -17 14 £193 -45.00% 20
Avon - 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 804 (67.56%) SC Cleared
2 337 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
3 280 (23.53%) DV Cleared
4 211 (17.73%) Windows
5 168 (14.12%) Linux
6 150 (12.61%) Microsoft
7 142 (11.93%) C
8 140 (11.76%) Finance
9 128 (10.76%) Java
10 116 (9.75%) PRINCE2
10 116 (9.75%) ITIL
10 116 (9.75%) Project Management
11 115 (9.66%) Software Engineering
12 107 (8.99%) Cisco
13 104 (8.74%) Service Management
14 103 (8.66%) VMware
15 98 (8.24%) PowerShell
16 96 (8.07%) Windows Server
17 93 (7.82%) Scrum
18 90 (7.56%) Infrastructure Management
19 89 (7.48%) Active Directory
19 89 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
20 86 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
21 82 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
22 80 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
22 80 (6.72%) JIRA
23 78 (6.55%) Firewall
24 76 (6.39%) Management Information System
24 76 (6.39%) Oracle
24 76 (6.39%) 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 50 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.61%) Confluence
3 22 (1.85%) JBoss
4 21 (1.76%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.68%) Apache
6 17 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.09%) IIS
8 9 (0.76%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.67%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.42%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.25%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.25%) CMS
12 3 (0.25%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
2 35 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.67%) Simulink
5 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.084%) Maya
8 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.34%) Primavera
2 5 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.084%) Maximo
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.084%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.26%) Office 365
4 13 (1.09%) PaaS
5 11 (0.92%) SaaS
6 9 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.67%) GitHub
8 5 (0.42%) Serverless
9 4 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.25%) npm
11 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.17%) Slack
12 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.084%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.084%) G Suite
12 1 (0.084%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (6.55%) Firewall
2 34 (2.86%) WAN
3 32 (2.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 32 (2.69%) LAN
4 30 (2.52%) Network Security
5 25 (2.10%) Internet
6 22 (1.85%) DNS
7 19 (1.60%) BGP
7 19 (1.60%) Wireshark
8 17 (1.43%) SAN
8 17 (1.43%) VPN
9 16 (1.34%) DHCP
9 16 (1.34%) OSPF
10 15 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
11 13 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
11 13 (1.09%) Unified Communications
11 13 (1.09%) VoIP
12 12 (1.01%) Multicast
12 12 (1.01%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.02%) MySQL
3 20 (1.68%) Hadoop
4 18 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.18%) Big Data
7 12 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.84%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.59%) GIS
10 7 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.59%) Power BI
11 6 (0.50%) MariaDB
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.42%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
12 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.34%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 80 (6.72%) JIRA
2 47 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 35 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 33 (2.77%) JUnit
6 29 (2.44%) Selenium
7 22 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 17 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (1.34%) MSI
9 16 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
9 16 (1.34%) Rational Team Concert
9 16 (1.34%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
11 11 (0.92%) GDB
12 10 (0.84%) Maven
13 8 (0.67%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.67%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.67%) JMeter
14 7 (0.59%) EasyMock
14 7 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 140 (11.76%) Finance
2 67 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 55 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 54 (4.54%) Military
5 51 (4.29%) Electronics
6 50 (4.20%) Marketing
7 10 (0.84%) Aerospace
7 10 (0.84%) Banking
8 9 (0.76%) Law
9 6 (0.50%) Legal
10 5 (0.42%) Retail
11 3 (0.25%) Local Government
11 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.17%) Back Office
12 2 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.084%) Avionics
13 1 (0.084%) French Language
Job Titles
1 157 (13.19%) Architect
2 149 (12.52%) Developer
3 92 (7.73%) Project Manager
4 68 (5.71%) Analyst
5 59 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
6 53 (4.45%) Software Engineer
7 47 (3.95%) Java Developer
8 44 (3.70%) Consultant
9 42 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 42 (3.53%) Test Engineer
10 38 (3.19%) Network Engineer
11 35 (2.94%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 32 (2.69%) Support Engineer
13 28 (2.35%) Business Analyst
13 28 (2.35%) Desktop Support
13 28 (2.35%) Junior
14 25 (2.10%) Software Developer
15 22 (1.85%) Administrator
16 21 (1.76%) Security Architect
17 20 (1.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.62%) .NET
2 53 (4.45%) Web Services
3 38 (3.19%) REST
4 34 (2.86%) XML
5 30 (2.52%) J2EE
6 28 (2.35%) CSS
6 28 (2.35%) HTML
7 25 (2.10%) SOAP
8 23 (1.93%) ASP.NET
9 19 (1.60%) JSON
10 18 (1.51%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.51%) EJB
10 18 (1.51%) JSF
10 18 (1.51%) Node.js
11 17 (1.43%) Hibernate
12 16 (1.34%) Spring
13 15 (1.26%) JAXB
13 15 (1.26%) JPA
13 15 (1.26%) XSD
13 15 (1.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 52 (4.37%) Data Centre
4 23 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.43%) PKI
6 14 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.18%) User Experience
7 12 (1.01%) CMDB
7 12 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (0.92%) Private Cloud
8 11 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (0.76%) CESG
10 9 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 8 (0.67%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.59%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.59%) PMI
12 7 (0.59%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 211 (17.73%) Windows
2 168 (14.12%) Linux
3 96 (8.07%) Windows Server
4 54 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (3.87%) Windows 7
6 45 (3.78%) Windows 10
7 34 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (2.10%) Unix
10 21 (1.76%) CentOS
11 11 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.59%) Solaris
12 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.25%) AIX
13 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.17%) Debian
14 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.17%) VMS
15 1 (0.084%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.084%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (9.75%) ITIL
2 116 (9.75%) PRINCE2
2 116 (9.75%) Project Management
3 115 (9.66%) Software Engineering
4 104 (8.74%) Service Management
5 93 (7.82%) Scrum
6 90 (7.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 86 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 76 (6.39%) Cybersecurity
9 74 (6.22%) Migration
10 71 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (5.97%) Programme Management
11 67 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
12 65 (5.46%) Test Automation
13 60 (5.04%) Technical Architecture
14 58 (4.87%) Risk Management
15 57 (4.79%) Configuration Management
16 56 (4.71%) Information Assurance
17 50 (4.20%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 142 (11.93%) C
2 128 (10.76%) Java
3 98 (8.24%) PowerShell
4 74 (6.22%) C#
5 70 (5.88%) Python
6 67 (5.63%) SQL
7 60 (5.04%) C++
8 59 (4.96%) JavaScript
9 26 (2.18%) Bash Shell
10 18 (1.51%) Ada
11 17 (1.43%) PHP
12 13 (1.09%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.01%) Embedded C
14 9 (0.76%) Java 8
14 9 (0.76%) MATLAB
14 9 (0.76%) Ruby
14 9 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.67%) Perl
16 7 (0.59%) Ada 95
17 6 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 804 (67.56%) SC Cleared
2 280 (23.53%) DV Cleared
3 66 (5.55%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (3.78%) CCNA
4 45 (3.78%) Degree
5 42 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 33 (2.77%) ISEB
7 29 (2.44%) CCNP
8 27 (2.27%) CISSP
8 27 (2.27%) ISTQB
9 23 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (1.76%) MCSE
11 20 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.43%) MCSA
13 16 (1.34%) CISM
14 13 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (1.01%) CISA
15 12 (1.01%) OCA
15 12 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
15 12 (1.01%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.28%) JSP 440
2 36 (3.03%) PMO
3 26 (2.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 25 (2.10%) HMG Infosec
5 16 (1.34%) QA
5 16 (1.34%) RMADS
6 8 (0.67%) SLA
7 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.25%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.084%) DO-160
11 1 (0.084%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.084%) GDPR
11 1 (0.084%) MISRA
11 1 (0.084%) MISRA C
System Software
1 89 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 80 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.18%) Docker
4 22 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (0.92%) VMware NSX
10 10 (0.84%) Firmware
10 10 (0.84%) vSphere
11 6 (0.50%) XenApp
12 5 (0.42%) XenServer
13 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.25%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 2 (0.17%) HDFS
16 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.084%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (5.55%) SCCM
2 38 (3.19%) Single Sign-On
2 38 (3.19%) vCenter Server
3 30 (2.52%) SCOM
4 24 (2.02%) Puppet
5 23 (1.93%) Ansible
6 16 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (0.92%) PowerCLI
8 9 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (0.76%) Kubernetes
8 9 (0.76%) Terraform
9 7 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.59%) WSUS
10 6 (0.50%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.50%) Opsview
10 6 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.50%) vRealize
11 5 (0.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 5 (0.42%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 150 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 107 (8.99%) Cisco
3 103 (8.66%) VMware
4 76 (6.39%) Oracle
5 56 (4.71%) SAP
6 45 (3.78%) Atlassian
7 37 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 28 (2.35%) Citrix
9 21 (1.76%) McAfee
10 15 (1.26%) Juniper
11 12 (1.01%) HP
12 10 (0.84%) NetIQ
12 10 (0.84%) Remedy
12 10 (0.84%) Splunk
13 8 (0.67%) F5
13 8 (0.67%) Veeam
14 5 (0.42%) Adobe
14 5 (0.42%) Freescale
14 5 (0.42%) Google
14 5 (0.42%) Motorola