The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 5 13
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 17 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.56% 16.55% 10.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.69% 58.97% 53.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 35
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £393
% change year-on-year +8.97% -0.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.26 £25.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.96% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.62% +27.69%  

SC 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 Southampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Southampton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 49 78 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 18.92% 28.06% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 61 60
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £15.26 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.08% -44.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Southampton

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Southampton

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Southampton over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Southampton

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 34 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (52.94%) Cisco
2 18 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (44.12%) Firewall
4 14 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (35.29%) CheckPoint
5 12 (35.29%) VoIP
6 11 (32.35%) WAN
6 11 (32.35%) LAN
6 11 (32.35%) Wireless
7 9 (26.47%) CCNP
7 9 (26.47%) CCNA
8 8 (23.53%) Fortinet
9 5 (14.71%) Data Security
9 5 (14.71%) VMware
9 5 (14.71%) Intel Security
9 5 (14.71%) Avaya
9 5 (14.71%) Network Security
9 5 (14.71%) Information Security
9 5 (14.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (14.71%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (14.71%) Reference Data
9 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
9 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (14.71%) Splunk
9 5 (14.71%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (14.71%) vCenter Server
10 4 (11.76%) Security Monitoring
10 4 (11.76%) Network Design

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (2.94%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) Firewall
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (35.29%) VoIP
4 11 (32.35%) LAN
4 11 (32.35%) WAN
4 11 (32.35%) Wireless
5 5 (14.71%) Network Security
6 2 (5.88%) DHCP
6 2 (5.88%) DNS
7 1 (2.94%) BGP
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.94%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.94%) OSPF
7 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.94%) SNA
7 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (2.94%) GIS
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.94%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) NuGet
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Network Engineer
1 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Consultant
2 6 (17.65%) Network Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Firewall Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Lead Security Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Network Support
4 3 (8.82%) Security Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
1 1 (2.94%) LINQ
1 1 (2.94%) SignalR
1 1 (2.94%) STL
1 1 (2.94%) Task Parallel Library
1 1 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Cyber Defence
1 5 (14.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (14.71%) Reference Data
2 2 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (14.71%) Data Security
1 5 (14.71%) Information Security
2 4 (11.76%) Network Design
2 4 (11.76%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (8.82%) Security Architecture
3 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Security Operations
4 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.94%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.94%) Prototyping
5 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.94%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C#
1 1 (2.94%) C++
1 1 (2.94%) Python
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (26.47%) CCNA
3 9 (26.47%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Firmware
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (14.71%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Cisco
2 12 (35.29%) CheckPoint
3 8 (23.53%) Fortinet
4 5 (14.71%) Avaya
4 5 (14.71%) Intel Security
4 5 (14.71%) Splunk
4 5 (14.71%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) Juniper
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.94%) Apple
7 1 (2.94%) BMC
7 1 (2.94%) Informatica
7 1 (2.94%) Remedy
7 1 (2.94%) Xamarin