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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 11 14 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 959 786 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.69% 8.44% 6.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.03% 33.84% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 386 309
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 34
Average hourly rate £36.25 £36.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +99.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £50.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+61.36% +10.00%
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
2590 2323 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.18% 24.94% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1555 1204 1079
Average daily rate £380 £363 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 105 109
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.91 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% +10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +1 502 £388 +10.71% 32
Berkshire -5 148 £420 +5.00% 19
Surrey +28 139 £400 -5.88% 22
Buckinghamshire -11 90 £381 +8.92% 16
West Sussex +5 28 £425 -30.61% 3
Oxfordshire -12 10 £338 +29.80% 4
M4 Corridor +4 7 - -
Kent +1 3 £400 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £340 -
Middlesex +7 2 £345 +15.96%
Sussex - 2 £374 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1834 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 389 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 365 (19.90%) Windows
4 292 (15.92%) Oracle
5 261 (14.23%) Linux
6 251 (13.69%) HP
7 240 (13.09%) SQL
8 227 (12.38%) UNIX
8 227 (12.38%) ITIL
9 220 (12.00%) Project Management
10 197 (10.74%) Migration
11 193 (10.52%) DV Cleared
12 190 (10.36%) VMware
13 176 (9.60%) MS Excel
14 172 (9.38%) Java
15 169 (9.21%) Active Directory
16 156 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
17 148 (8.07%) Cisco
18 133 (7.25%) Finance
19 130 (7.09%) SharePoint
20 129 (7.03%) XML
20 129 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
21 125 (6.82%) HTML
22 118 (6.43%) JavaScript
23 114 (6.22%) .NET
24 112 (6.11%) Data Centre
25 111 (6.05%) Test Scripting
26 108 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
27 106 (5.78%) MS Office
28 101 (5.51%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 130 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.49%) MS Exchange
3 40 (2.18%) Apache
3 40 (2.18%) JBoss
4 35 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
5 34 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 32 (1.74%) IIS
7 32 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 32 (1.74%) Lync
8 24 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (0.87%) SAS
10 13 (0.71%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.38%) CMS
14 6 (0.33%) WebSphere Process Server
15 5 (0.27%) GlassFish
Applications
1 176 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 106 (5.78%) MS Office
3 68 (3.71%) MS Project
4 42 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.44%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.055%) Simulink
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.055%) InDesign
10 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 28 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 20 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
6 12 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle AGIS
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.16%) SAP SRM
11 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.07%) Office 365
2 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.22%) SaaS
4 4 (0.22%) IaaS
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 2 (0.11%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.11%) Taleo
6 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.055%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 97 (5.29%) Firewall
2 92 (5.02%) LAN
3 79 (4.31%) WAN
4 71 (3.87%) TCP/IP
4 71 (3.87%) SAN
5 50 (2.73%) DNS
6 42 (2.29%) VPN
7 37 (2.02%) IPsec
8 35 (1.91%) SSL
9 29 (1.58%) Internet
10 26 (1.42%) OSPF
10 26 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (1.36%) BGP
11 25 (1.36%) Network Security
12 24 (1.31%) Wireless
13 23 (1.25%) LDAP
14 21 (1.15%) MPLS
14 21 (1.15%) VoIP
14 21 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (0.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.63%) Oracle Database
3 64 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
4 59 (3.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 38 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 26 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
8 25 (1.36%) MySQL
9 24 (1.31%) Oracle Discoverer
9 24 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 23 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
11 21 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
12 16 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
12 16 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.55%) QlikView
17 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (3.16%) SoapUI
2 40 (2.18%) Subversion
3 39 (2.13%) Eclipse
4 38 (2.07%) MSI
5 33 (1.80%) ClearCase
6 32 (1.74%) Selenium
7 31 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
8 27 (1.47%) Maven
9 26 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
10 25 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
11 22 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (1.15%) Git (software)
12 21 (1.15%) Jenkins
13 20 (1.09%) WebDriver
13 20 (1.09%) HP UFT
14 18 (0.98%) Visual Studio
15 17 (0.93%) GoogleTest
16 16 (0.87%) ClearQuest
17 13 (0.71%) NUnit
18 10 (0.55%) StarTeam
General
1 133 (7.25%) Finance
2 100 (5.45%) Military
3 83 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 10 (0.55%) Billing
5 9 (0.49%) Publishing
5 9 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 8 (0.44%) Electronics
6 8 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.44%) Marketing
7 6 (0.33%) Back Office
7 6 (0.33%) Law
8 4 (0.22%) Legal
9 3 (0.16%) Games
9 3 (0.16%) Avionics
10 2 (0.11%) Local Government
10 2 (0.11%) Retail
11 1 (0.055%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.055%) Banking
11 1 (0.055%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 298 (16.25%) Analyst
2 206 (11.23%) Developer
3 179 (9.76%) Architect
4 141 (7.69%) Consultant
5 123 (6.71%) Project Manager
6 108 (5.89%) Test Analyst
7 63 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
8 61 (3.33%) Network Engineer
9 58 (3.16%) Java Developer
10 53 (2.89%) Tester
11 50 (2.73%) Software Engineer
12 49 (2.67%) Business Analyst
13 47 (2.56%) Support Engineer
14 44 (2.40%) Technical Architect
15 41 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
15 41 (2.24%) Test Manager
15 41 (2.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 34 (1.85%) Applications Packager
17 32 (1.74%) Oracle Developer
18 31 (1.69%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (7.03%) XML
2 125 (6.82%) HTML
3 114 (6.22%) .NET
4 65 (3.54%) JSP
5 63 (3.44%) SOAP
6 58 (3.16%) ASP.NET
7 54 (2.94%) XML Messaging
8 52 (2.84%) CSS
9 46 (2.51%) jQuery
10 41 (2.24%) Web Services
11 37 (2.02%) Ajax
12 33 (1.80%) Application Packaging
13 26 (1.42%) HTML5
14 20 (1.09%) Middleware
15 15 (0.82%) J2EE
15 15 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
16 14 (0.76%) Spring
17 11 (0.60%) XHTML
18 10 (0.55%) JSON
18 10 (0.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 112 (6.11%) Data Centre
2 108 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 40 (2.18%) PKI
5 22 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.15%) Economics
7 20 (1.09%) User Experience
8 15 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 14 (0.76%) PMI
9 14 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
10 13 (0.71%) Data Integration
10 13 (0.71%) Taxonomies
11 12 (0.65%) Replication
11 12 (0.65%) Smart Meter
12 11 (0.60%) FlexPod
12 11 (0.60%) Clustering
13 9 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.49%) DataPower
14 8 (0.44%) Statistics
15 7 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 365 (19.90%) Windows
2 261 (14.23%) Linux
3 227 (12.38%) UNIX
4 90 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (4.20%) Windows 7
6 65 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (2.45%) Solaris
9 43 (2.34%) Windows XP
10 34 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.04%) AIX
12 18 (0.98%) HPUX
13 15 (0.82%) CentOS
14 11 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.22%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.11%) VMS
17 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (12.38%) ITIL
2 220 (12.00%) Project Management
3 197 (10.74%) Migration
4 156 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (6.05%) Test Scripting
6 97 (5.29%) Software Engineering
7 92 (5.02%) PRINCE2
8 88 (4.80%) Service Management
9 77 (4.20%) Use Case
10 75 (4.09%) UML
11 73 (3.98%) Configuration Management
12 72 (3.93%) Test Management
13 69 (3.76%) SDLC
14 67 (3.65%) Data Migration
15 62 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 59 (3.22%) Service Delivery
17 57 (3.11%) Incident Management
18 55 (3.00%) Scrum
19 51 (2.78%) Validation
19 51 (2.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 240 (13.09%) SQL
2 172 (9.38%) Java
3 118 (6.43%) JavaScript
4 97 (5.29%) C
5 88 (4.80%) C++
6 79 (4.31%) PL/SQL
7 77 (4.20%) PowerShell
8 67 (3.65%) C#
9 63 (3.44%) Perl
10 54 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 44 (2.40%) VB
12 42 (2.29%) VBScript
13 34 (1.85%) Python
14 19 (1.04%) PHP
15 12 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 11 (0.60%) VBA
17 9 (0.49%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.16%) R
18 3 (0.16%) Ruby
18 3 (0.16%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1834 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 193 (10.52%) DV Cleared
3 101 (5.51%) ISTQB
4 80 (4.36%) Degree
5 74 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (3.65%) ISEB
7 59 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 46 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 39 (2.13%) CCNA
10 37 (2.02%) CCNP
11 34 (1.85%) MCITP
12 27 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 25 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 24 (1.31%) PMI Certification
15 22 (1.20%) CISSP
16 21 (1.15%) MCP
17 20 (1.09%) MCSA
18 19 (1.04%) MCSE
18 19 (1.04%) PMP
18 19 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.82%) SLA
2 32 (1.74%) QA
3 16 (0.87%) DO-178B
4 13 (0.71%) JSP 440
5 12 (0.65%) IEC 61508
6 11 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.44%) DO-254
9 7 (0.38%) ARP4754
9 7 (0.38%) ARP4761
10 5 (0.27%) BS25999
11 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.16%) TickIT
11 3 (0.16%) P3O
12 1 (0.055%) GPG13
System Software
1 169 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 129 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 41 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 30 (1.64%) vSphere
6 21 (1.15%) VMware ESX
7 15 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.76%) XenApp
9 7 (0.38%) iptables
10 6 (0.33%) Sendmail
11 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.27%) Postfix
11 5 (0.27%) Snort
11 5 (0.27%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.22%) UAG
12 4 (0.22%) NFS
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.16%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.16%) Firmware
14 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 94 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 50 (2.73%) SCCM
3 43 (2.34%) SCOM
4 25 (1.36%) OVSD
5 22 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 18 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (0.87%) SCOrch
8 15 (0.82%) WSUS
9 12 (0.65%) SCVMM
10 11 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (0.55%) Ansible
11 10 (0.55%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.49%) OpenView
12 9 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (0.38%) Puppet
13 7 (0.38%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.38%) SCSM
14 6 (0.33%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.33%) MIMEsweeper
14 6 (0.33%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 389 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 292 (15.92%) Oracle
3 251 (13.69%) HP
4 190 (10.36%) VMware
5 148 (8.07%) Cisco
6 73 (3.98%) Citrix
7 52 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 47 (2.56%) Juniper
9 42 (2.29%) McAfee
10 38 (2.07%) F5
11 37 (2.02%) IBM
12 30 (1.64%) NetApp
13 25 (1.36%) CheckPoint
14 22 (1.20%) SAP
15 21 (1.15%) Sourcefire
16 20 (1.09%) ArcSight
17 19 (1.04%) Symantec
17 19 (1.04%) EMC
18 16 (0.87%) BMC
19 13 (0.71%) Remedy
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £372.50 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18 - £35 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £1 per day + Please quote rate
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + expenses
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £550 per day + expenses
Posted: 23 days ago