The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 902 896 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.67% 10.01% 9.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.79% 37.07% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 424 410
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 37
Average hourly rate £21.55 £23.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.29% -35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £13.76 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £54.75 £50.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -6.97%
SC Cleared
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2387 2417 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.58% 26.99% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1207 1114
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 103 125
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the South East region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 432 £357 +7.14% 37
Surrey +29 134 £430 +14.66% 22
Berkshire -20 133 £353 -6.00% 21
Buckinghamshire -3 119 £343 +7.03% 8
West Sussex +10 37 £360 -15.29% 4
Oxfordshire -11 19 £375 +32.74% 2
Middlesex +7 8 £388 -23.64% 1
M4 Corridor +3 1 £650 -
East Sussex - 1 £690 -
Kent - 1 - - 5
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 1875 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 511 (27.25%) Windows
3 485 (25.87%) Microsoft
4 329 (17.55%) Linux
5 293 (15.63%) ITIL
6 276 (14.72%) HP
7 265 (14.13%) DV Cleared
8 246 (13.12%) Project Management
9 232 (12.37%) Active Directory
10 220 (11.73%) SQL
11 218 (11.63%) UNIX
11 218 (11.63%) VMware
12 210 (11.20%) MS Excel
13 190 (10.13%) Oracle
14 186 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
15 180 (9.60%) Cisco
16 174 (9.28%) Migration
17 151 (8.05%) Windows 7
18 150 (8.00%) MS Office
19 135 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
20 134 (7.15%) Finance
21 131 (6.99%) Configuration Management
22 126 (6.72%) PowerShell
23 125 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
24 124 (6.61%) SharePoint
25 121 (6.45%) .NET
26 120 (6.40%) C
27 118 (6.29%) XML
28 117 (6.24%) Service Management
29 110 (5.87%) Software Engineering

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 124 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 91 (4.85%) MS Exchange
3 60 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (2.03%) Apache
5 32 (1.71%) IIS
5 32 (1.71%) Lync
5 32 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 25 (1.33%) JBoss
7 22 (1.17%) WebSphere
7 22 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 21 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.64%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.48%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 210 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 150 (8.00%) MS Office
3 88 (4.69%) MS Project
4 49 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.53%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (0.27%) SPSS
9 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.21%) Simulink
10 1 (0.053%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.053%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 55 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 20 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.21%) assyst
7 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
7 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.16%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.11%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
9 2 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.11%) SAP MDM
9 2 (0.11%) Summit
10 1 (0.053%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.28%) Office 365
2 15 (0.80%) IaaS
3 13 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.59%) PaaS
5 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.37%) SaaS
7 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.053%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 102 (5.44%) Firewall
2 81 (4.32%) WAN
3 79 (4.21%) LAN
4 73 (3.89%) SAN
5 58 (3.09%) TCP/IP
6 55 (2.93%) DNS
7 52 (2.77%) Internet
8 50 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (2.56%) VPN
10 41 (2.19%) SSL
11 37 (1.97%) DHCP
12 31 (1.65%) OSPF
13 29 (1.55%) MPLS
14 26 (1.39%) IPsec
15 25 (1.33%) Network Security
16 23 (1.23%) SMTP
17 20 (1.07%) Wireless
18 19 (1.01%) EIGRP
19 17 (0.91%) BGP
19 17 (0.91%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.15%) Oracle Database
3 40 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
4 22 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (0.96%) MySQL
7 15 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
8 14 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.69%) Oracle Discoverer
10 10 (0.53%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.48%) Ingres
11 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.27%) SAP BW
14 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.27%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 54 (2.88%) ClearCase
2 44 (2.35%) Subversion
3 36 (1.92%) GoogleTest
4 34 (1.81%) MSI
4 34 (1.81%) NUnit
5 33 (1.76%) Visual Studio
6 32 (1.71%) CppUnit
7 28 (1.49%) Jenkins
8 27 (1.44%) Ant
9 24 (1.28%) ClearQuest
9 24 (1.28%) LoadRunner
10 23 (1.23%) Selenium
11 22 (1.17%) StarTeam
12 19 (1.01%) Eclipse
13 18 (0.96%) JMeter
14 17 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
14 17 (0.91%) SoapUI
15 16 (0.85%) WebDriver
16 14 (0.75%) CruiseControl
17 12 (0.64%) Maven
General
1 134 (7.15%) Finance
2 71 (3.79%) Telecoms
3 37 (1.97%) Military
4 20 (1.07%) Publishing
5 9 (0.48%) Electronics
5 9 (0.48%) Manufacturing
5 9 (0.48%) Marketing
6 7 (0.37%) Retail
7 6 (0.32%) Multimedia
7 6 (0.32%) Billing
8 4 (0.21%) Back Office
8 4 (0.21%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.21%) Legal
9 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.11%) Games
10 1 (0.053%) Local Government
10 1 (0.053%) Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (10.83%) Analyst
2 191 (10.19%) Developer
3 144 (7.68%) Architect
4 126 (6.72%) Project Manager
5 117 (6.24%) Consultant
6 77 (4.11%) Test Analyst
7 63 (3.36%) Software Engineer
8 59 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 53 (2.83%) Support Engineer
10 48 (2.56%) Network Engineer
11 45 (2.40%) Wintel Engineer
11 45 (2.40%) Tester
12 43 (2.29%) Applications Packager
13 40 (2.13%) Test Manager
14 36 (1.92%) Java Developer
15 34 (1.81%) Service Manager
16 33 (1.76%) Systems Engineer
17 32 (1.71%) Solutions Architect
17 32 (1.71%) Security Engineer
18 29 (1.55%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (6.45%) .NET
2 118 (6.29%) XML
3 102 (5.44%) HTML
4 86 (4.59%) ASP.NET
5 61 (3.25%) JSP
6 45 (2.40%) Application Packaging
7 34 (1.81%) Web Services
7 34 (1.81%) SOAP
8 30 (1.60%) CSS
9 26 (1.39%) jQuery
10 23 (1.23%) Ajax
11 22 (1.17%) XML Messaging
12 21 (1.12%) Motif
13 20 (1.07%) Middleware
14 19 (1.01%) J2EE
15 17 (0.91%) WCF
16 13 (0.69%) SAML
16 13 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
16 13 (0.69%) .NET Framework
17 12 (0.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 57 (3.04%) PKI
4 26 (1.39%) Open Source
5 23 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.23%) Economics
6 17 (0.91%) Blackberry
6 17 (0.91%) Derivative
7 15 (0.80%) User Experience
8 14 (0.75%) PMI
9 12 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 12 (0.64%) N-Tier
10 11 (0.59%) Clustering
10 11 (0.59%) FlexPod
11 10 (0.53%) Smart Meter
12 9 (0.48%) SecurID
12 9 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.43%) Statistics
13 8 (0.43%) Taxonomies
13 8 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 511 (27.25%) Windows
2 329 (17.55%) Linux
3 218 (11.63%) UNIX
4 186 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 151 (8.05%) Windows 7
6 104 (5.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 70 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 52 (2.77%) Windows XP
9 51 (2.72%) Solaris
10 43 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.75%) AIX
12 12 (0.64%) CentOS
12 12 (0.64%) HPUX
13 11 (0.59%) VMS
14 7 (0.37%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.16%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.16%) Android
18 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (15.63%) ITIL
2 246 (13.12%) Project Management
3 174 (9.28%) Migration
4 131 (6.99%) Configuration Management
5 117 (6.24%) Service Management
6 110 (5.87%) Software Engineering
7 104 (5.55%) PRINCE2
8 86 (4.59%) UML
9 83 (4.43%) Test Scripting
10 80 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
11 77 (4.11%) Incident Management
12 71 (3.79%) Service Delivery
13 70 (3.73%) Validation
14 67 (3.57%) Change Management
15 57 (3.04%) Knowledge Management
16 54 (2.88%) OO
17 52 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
18 49 (2.61%) Use Case
19 48 (2.56%) OOD
20 47 (2.51%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 220 (11.73%) SQL
2 126 (6.72%) PowerShell
3 120 (6.40%) C
4 105 (5.60%) Java
5 102 (5.44%) C++
6 101 (5.39%) JavaScript
7 79 (4.21%) C#
8 53 (2.83%) PL/SQL
9 51 (2.72%) VBScript
10 50 (2.67%) Python
11 49 (2.61%) VB
12 48 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.65%) Perl
14 24 (1.28%) VBA
15 23 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.80%) Ruby
17 14 (0.75%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.59%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.59%) PHP
19 5 (0.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1875 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 265 (14.13%) DV Cleared
3 107 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 102 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
5 97 (5.17%) ISTQB
6 83 (4.43%) Degree
7 59 (3.15%) MCITP
8 55 (2.93%) CCNP
9 51 (2.72%) ISEB
9 51 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 41 (2.19%) MCSE
11 39 (2.08%) CCNA
12 37 (1.97%) MCP
12 37 (1.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 36 (1.92%) MCSA
14 33 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 31 (1.65%) CISSP
16 19 (1.01%) PMI Certification
17 18 (0.96%) APMP
18 15 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.43%) SLA
2 36 (1.92%) QA
3 13 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.64%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.43%) DO-178B
7 6 (0.32%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.27%) ARP4761
8 5 (0.27%) DO-254
8 5 (0.27%) ARP4754
9 3 (0.16%) BS15000
9 3 (0.16%) TickIT
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.053%) P3O
System Software
1 232 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 125 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 41 (2.19%) vSphere
5 40 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (1.17%) VMware ESX
7 21 (1.12%) XenApp
8 19 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.43%) Sendmail
12 7 (0.37%) Samba
12 7 (0.37%) Firmware
12 7 (0.37%) UAG
13 6 (0.32%) NFS
14 5 (0.27%) Postfix
14 5 (0.27%) vCloud
14 5 (0.27%) Shibboleth
15 4 (0.21%) Snort
16 3 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 66 (3.52%) SCCM
2 65 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
3 54 (2.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 37 (1.97%) OVSD
5 33 (1.76%) SCOM
6 20 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
7 19 (1.01%) OpenView
8 18 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
9 17 (0.91%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
11 11 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.59%) SCVMM
12 10 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (0.53%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (0.48%) SCOrch
13 9 (0.48%) Puppet
13 9 (0.48%) TrustSec
14 8 (0.43%) ARCserve
14 8 (0.43%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 485 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 276 (14.72%) HP
3 218 (11.63%) VMware
4 190 (10.13%) Oracle
5 180 (9.60%) Cisco
6 97 (5.17%) Citrix
7 58 (3.09%) Juniper
7 58 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 57 (3.04%) NetApp
9 55 (2.93%) McAfee
10 45 (2.40%) F5
11 44 (2.35%) CheckPoint
12 33 (1.76%) IBM
13 30 (1.60%) CA
14 24 (1.28%) SAP
15 20 (1.07%) Symantec
16 19 (1.01%) BMC
17 18 (0.96%) Remedy
18 16 (0.85%) AppSense
19 15 (0.80%) Blue Coat
Crawley, West Sussex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £300 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dover, Kent
LA International
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £280 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £370 - £450 Per Day
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Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £370 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago