Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1014 1269 1337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.07% 22.41% 20.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 65.34% 71.61% 66.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 787 834
South West median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £263 £275
90th Percentile £625 £577 £538
England median daily rate £443 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +4.12% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 93 101
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £38.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -7.23% -2.35%
10th Percentile £17.39 £18.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £49.19
England median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £30.90
% change year-on-year -5.17% -6.15% +54.50%

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 1552 1772 2013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.65% 31.29% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 1108 1263
South West median daily rate £411 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +3.23% -0.64%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
England median daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.41% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 124 137
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -12.10% +12.14%
10th Percentile £15.33 £14.11 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.18
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 2017. 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 -1 319 £450 +12.50% 12
Bristol -1 232 £425 +3.66% 12
Gloucestershire 0 189 £500 +11.11% 17
Devon +1 105 £373 -7.45%
Somerset +3 75 £400 +11.97% 1
Dorset -3 27 £325 -21.21% 2
Cornwall -6 4 £111 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 673 (66.37%) SC Cleared
2 254 (25.05%) DV Cleared
3 220 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (12.92%) Finance
5 127 (12.52%) Microsoft
6 125 (12.33%) Project Management
7 121 (11.93%) Windows
8 102 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
9 101 (9.96%) Java
10 100 (9.86%) PRINCE2
11 91 (8.97%) Scrum
12 90 (8.88%) Linux
12 90 (8.88%) ITIL
13 88 (8.68%) Management Information System
14 86 (8.48%) Cisco
15 84 (8.28%) Degree
16 83 (8.19%) C
17 81 (7.99%) Programme Management
18 79 (7.79%) Telecoms
19 75 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
20 74 (7.30%) SQL
21 70 (6.90%) Manufacturing
22 67 (6.61%) Active Directory
23 66 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
24 65 (6.41%) SharePoint
25 63 (6.21%) Military
26 62 (6.11%) Risk Management
27 61 (6.02%) SAP
28 59 (5.82%) Electronics
28 59 (5.82%) Marketing

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 65 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.76%) Skype for Business
3 20 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
5 14 (1.38%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.28%) Apache
6 13 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.08%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.99%) CMS
9 10 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.89%) JBoss
11 8 (0.79%) Confluence
11 8 (0.79%) IIS
11 8 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
12 7 (0.69%) nginx
12 7 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.49%) iPlanet
14 4 (0.39%) Jetty
Applications
1 47 (4.64%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.20%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.20%) Windchill
7 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.099%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 13 (1.28%) Cognos TM1
3 8 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.49%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.39%) Primavera
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.30%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.20%) Cognos Planning
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.099%) Maximo
9 1 (0.099%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.16%) Office 365
2 28 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.39%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.39%) SaaS
5 4 (0.39%) Serverless
6 3 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.30%) GitHub
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) IaaS
7 2 (0.20%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.20%) PaaS
8 1 (0.099%) Heroku
8 1 (0.099%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.14%) Firewall
2 36 (3.55%) LAN
3 35 (3.45%) WAN
4 31 (3.06%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.47%) DNS
6 21 (2.07%) Unified Communications
7 20 (1.97%) DHCP
8 19 (1.87%) VPN
9 17 (1.68%) SMS
10 16 (1.58%) Network Security
10 16 (1.58%) Skype
11 15 (1.48%) MPLS
11 15 (1.48%) SAN
12 14 (1.38%) Ethernet
13 13 (1.28%) BGP
13 13 (1.28%) HTTP
13 13 (1.28%) ISDN
14 10 (0.99%) Internet
14 10 (0.99%) Wireshark
15 9 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.47%) Big Data
3 20 (1.97%) Hadoop
4 19 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.08%) MySQL
6 9 (0.89%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
8 5 (0.49%) GIS
8 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.39%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
3 18 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.78%) Visual Studio
4 17 (1.68%) JIRA
5 15 (1.48%) Eclipse
5 15 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
6 14 (1.38%) Selenium
7 13 (1.28%) SoapUI
8 12 (1.18%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.99%) NetBeans
10 9 (0.89%) GitLab
11 7 (0.69%) GDB
11 7 (0.69%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.69%) PhpStorm
12 6 (0.59%) JMeter
13 4 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.39%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.39%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 131 (12.92%) Finance
2 79 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 70 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 63 (6.21%) Military
5 59 (5.82%) Electronics
5 59 (5.82%) Marketing
6 11 (1.08%) Aerospace
7 7 (0.69%) Law
7 7 (0.69%) Legal
8 4 (0.39%) Banking
8 4 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.099%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 133 (13.12%) Developer
2 90 (8.88%) Architect
3 77 (7.59%) Analyst
3 77 (7.59%) Project Manager
4 60 (5.92%) Consultant
5 41 (4.04%) Java Developer
6 38 (3.75%) Network Engineer
7 29 (2.86%) Software Engineer
8 25 (2.47%) Administrator
9 24 (2.37%) Project Officer
10 23 (2.27%) Desktop Support
10 23 (2.27%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 22 (2.17%) Business Analyst
12 21 (2.07%) Support Engineer
13 18 (1.78%) C++ Developer
13 18 (1.78%) DV Cleared Project Manager
13 18 (1.78%) Security Consultant
13 18 (1.78%) Technical Architect
14 17 (1.68%) Data Architect
14 17 (1.68%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.94%) HTML
2 38 (3.75%) Web Services
3 37 (3.65%) CSS
4 33 (3.25%) XML
5 28 (2.76%) .NET
6 22 (2.17%) J2EE
7 14 (1.38%) XSD
8 13 (1.28%) SOAP
9 11 (1.08%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.08%) Spring
10 10 (0.99%) AngularJS
10 10 (0.99%) JSON
11 8 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (0.79%) JDBC
12 7 (0.69%) REST
12 7 (0.69%) WPF
12 7 (0.69%) WSDL
13 6 (0.59%) RESTful
14 5 (0.49%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.49%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.68%) Management Information System
2 66 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 18 (1.78%) Driving Licence
6 13 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
6 13 (1.28%) User Experience
6 13 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (0.99%) Handset
7 10 (0.99%) PMI
8 9 (0.89%) CESG
9 8 (0.79%) EMC VNX
10 7 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
11 6 (0.59%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.59%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.49%) Clustering
12 5 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 4 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 121 (11.93%) Windows
2 90 (8.88%) Linux
3 43 (4.24%) Windows 10
4 42 (4.14%) Unix
5 40 (3.94%) Windows Server
6 33 (3.25%) Windows 7
7 25 (2.47%) Solaris
8 20 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.99%) AIX
11 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.79%) CentOS
14 7 (0.69%) HPUX
15 4 (0.39%) SUSE
16 3 (0.30%) VMS
16 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.20%) Android
17 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (12.33%) Project Management
3 102 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
4 100 (9.86%) PRINCE2
5 91 (8.97%) Scrum
6 90 (8.88%) ITIL
7 81 (7.99%) Programme Management
8 75 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (6.11%) Risk Management
10 58 (5.72%) Digital Marketing
11 56 (5.52%) Test Automation
12 48 (4.73%) Migration
13 46 (4.54%) Software Engineering
14 39 (3.85%) Configuration Management
15 37 (3.65%) Information Assurance
16 35 (3.45%) DevOps
17 34 (3.35%) Document Management
17 34 (3.35%) Workflow
18 33 (3.25%) Validation
19 32 (3.16%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (9.96%) Java
2 83 (8.19%) C
3 74 (7.30%) SQL
4 55 (5.42%) JavaScript
5 42 (4.14%) C++
6 37 (3.65%) C#
7 28 (2.76%) Python
8 14 (1.38%) Bash Shell
9 10 (0.99%) PHP
9 10 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.69%) Perl
10 7 (0.69%) TypeScript
11 6 (0.59%) Ruby
11 6 (0.59%) VBA
12 5 (0.49%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.49%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.49%) SOQL
12 5 (0.49%) XPath
12 5 (0.49%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 673 (66.37%) SC Cleared
2 254 (25.05%) DV Cleared
3 84 (8.28%) Degree
4 59 (5.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 39 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (3.55%) CISSP
7 21 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (1.87%) CLAS
9 18 (1.78%) CCNP
10 15 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (1.28%) IISP
12 12 (1.18%) CCNA
12 12 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
12 12 (1.18%) CISM
13 11 (1.08%) APMP
13 11 (1.08%) HND
13 11 (1.08%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.99%) CCIE
14 10 (0.99%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.44%) PMO
2 24 (2.37%) QA
3 22 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.58%) JSP 440
4 16 (1.58%) SLA
5 13 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.49%) COBIT
8 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.39%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.39%) ECSS
8 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.30%) RMADS
10 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.20%) HL7
11 1 (0.099%) GDPR
11 1 (0.099%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 67 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.68%) vSphere
4 16 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (0.99%) Xen
6 9 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.69%) Docker
9 6 (0.59%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.49%) KVM
11 4 (0.39%) Firmware
11 4 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.30%) Samba
12 3 (0.30%) XenApp
12 3 (0.30%) XenServer
13 2 (0.20%) HDFS
14 1 (0.099%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.099%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
2 11 (1.08%) Puppet
3 9 (0.89%) SCCM
4 8 (0.79%) SCOM
5 5 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (0.49%) Nagios
5 5 (0.49%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.30%) Opsview
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.30%) Packer
6 3 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.20%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 127 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 86 (8.48%) Cisco
3 61 (6.02%) SAP
4 49 (4.83%) Oracle
4 49 (4.83%) VMware
5 30 (2.96%) EMC
6 28 (2.76%) Cognos
7 25 (2.47%) IBM
8 23 (2.27%) Nintex
9 20 (1.97%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.87%) Juniper
11 16 (1.58%) Citrix
12 12 (1.18%) Hortonworks
12 12 (1.18%) Remedy
13 10 (0.99%) HP
14 9 (0.89%) Veritas
15 8 (0.79%) McAfee
15 8 (0.79%) NetApp
15 8 (0.79%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.69%) CheckPoint