The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 16 36 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 7.80% 16.67% 15.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.78% 70.59% 49.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 40
Median daily rate £388 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £325 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £383 £393
% change year-on-year +7.18% -2.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.66 £31.40
% change year-on-year +16.36% +3.99%  

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 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 46 51 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 22.44% 23.61% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 83
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Southampton

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Southampton

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Southampton over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Southampton

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 28 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (34.29%) Firewall
4 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 10 (28.57%) CCNP
5 9 (25.71%) LAN
5 9 (25.71%) VoIP
5 9 (25.71%) WAN
5 9 (25.71%) Wireless
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.14%) Network Security
9 4 (11.43%) ITIL
9 4 (11.43%) Windows
9 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.57%) VMware
10 3 (8.57%) Firmware
10 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
10 3 (8.57%) C#
10 3 (8.57%) SQL
10 3 (8.57%) .NET
10 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (8.57%) SAP
10 3 (8.57%) CCNA
10 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
10 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
10 3 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (5.71%) Security Monitoring

Security 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 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (5.71%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Firewall
2 9 (25.71%) LAN
2 9 (25.71%) VoIP
2 9 (25.71%) WAN
2 9 (25.71%) Wireless
3 8 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (17.14%) Network Security
5 2 (5.71%) BGP
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.71%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) OSPF
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.86%) MPLS
6 1 (2.86%) Multicast
6 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.86%) SNA
6 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (2.86%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.86%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) NuGet
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Consultant
2 7 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Firewall Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Network Support
5 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Junior
6 2 (5.71%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.86%) LINQ
3 1 (2.86%) SAML
3 1 (2.86%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (2.86%) SAPUI5
3 1 (2.86%) SignalR
3 1 (2.86%) STL
3 1 (2.86%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (2.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.86%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.86%) Handset
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) PKI
2 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL
1 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (5.71%) Code Coverage
2 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (5.71%) Network Design
2 2 (5.71%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.86%) Functional Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance
3 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (2.86%) Line Management
3 1 (2.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Patch Management
3 1 (2.86%) Product Management
3 1 (2.86%) SAP Security
3 1 (2.86%) Security Patching
3 1 (2.86%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C#
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) ABAP
3 1 (2.86%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (28.57%) CCNP
4 3 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCDP
6 1 (2.86%) CCSA
6 1 (2.86%) CCSE
6 1 (2.86%) CISSP
6 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) HNC
6 1 (2.86%) HND
6 1 (2.86%) MCSA
6 1 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) Firmware
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
1 2 (5.71%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
4 3 (8.57%) SAP
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) BMC
5 2 (5.71%) Remedy
6 1 (2.86%) Apple
6 1 (2.86%) Informatica
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.86%) Splunk
6 1 (2.86%) Xamarin