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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 16 1 18
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 19 54 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 7.34% 19.42% 8.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.93% 65.85% 53.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 49 25
Median daily rate £400 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £15.88 £12.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.04% -5.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £31.75 £19.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +19.44%  

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 56 82 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 21.62% 29.50% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 68 48
Median daily rate £425 £369 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -6.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Median hourly rate £15.26 £36.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.61% +97.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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

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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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 40 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 21 (42.00%) Cisco
3 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (34.00%) Firewall
5 14 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (26.00%) CCNA
7 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (24.00%) VoIP
7 12 (24.00%) VMware
8 11 (22.00%) Wireless
8 11 (22.00%) WAN
8 11 (22.00%) LAN
9 8 (16.00%) Fortinet
10 7 (14.00%) CCNP
10 7 (14.00%) Avaya
10 7 (14.00%) Windows
11 6 (12.00%) Juniper
11 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.00%) Network Design
12 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (10.00%) Data Security
12 5 (10.00%) Information Security
12 5 (10.00%) Intel Security
12 5 (10.00%) Service Management
12 5 (10.00%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (10.00%) Reference Data
12 5 (10.00%) PCI DSS
12 5 (10.00%) McAfee ePO

Security Cleared
Top Related 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 2 (4.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) IaaS
1 3 (6.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.00%) Firewall
2 14 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (24.00%) VoIP
4 11 (22.00%) LAN
4 11 (22.00%) WAN
4 11 (22.00%) Wireless
5 3 (6.00%) Network Security
6 2 (4.00%) DHCP
6 2 (4.00%) DNS
7 1 (2.00%) BGP
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.00%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.00%) Intranet
7 1 (2.00%) OSPF
7 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.00%) SNA
7 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (2.00%) GIS
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.00%) NuGet
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.00%) Electronics
1 1 (2.00%) Legal
1 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Design Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Lead Security Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Support
7 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Security Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (2.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (2.00%) LINQ
1 1 (2.00%) SAML
1 1 (2.00%) SignalR
1 1 (2.00%) STL
1 1 (2.00%) Task Parallel Library
1 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Cyber Defence
1 5 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (10.00%) Reference Data
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Network Design
2 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (10.00%) Data Security
2 5 (10.00%) Information Security
2 5 (10.00%) Service Management
3 4 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (8.00%) User Stories
4 3 (6.00%) ITIL
4 3 (6.00%) Project Management
4 3 (6.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (2.00%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.00%) Line Management
6 1 (2.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.00%) Prototyping
6 1 (2.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C#
1 1 (2.00%) C++
1 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.00%) Python
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (26.00%) CCNA
4 7 (14.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Cisco
2 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
2 12 (24.00%) VMware
3 8 (16.00%) Fortinet
4 7 (14.00%) Avaya
5 6 (12.00%) Juniper
5 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.00%) Intel Security
6 5 (10.00%) Splunk
7 1 (2.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) BMC
7 1 (2.00%) CommVault
7 1 (2.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.00%) IFS
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle
7 1 (2.00%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.00%) Xamarin