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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 12 16 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 965 764 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.84% 8.57% 5.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.95% 33.67% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 331 193
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 38
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.75 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.73% +20.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.28 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.62 £83.40 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 £25.38
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -29.06%
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
2842 2269 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.97% 25.44% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1090 804
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 126 112
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 0 511 £350 +2.94% 47
Berkshire -7 176 £375 - 37
Buckinghamshire +5 139 £340 +2.64% 4
Surrey +20 97 £450 +20.00% 18
West Sussex 0 23 £375 +25.00% 2
Oxfordshire -13 10 £388 +3.33% 1
Kent -12 2 £350 - 4
Middlesex 0 1 £400 - 2
East Sussex -3 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 2143 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 562 (26.22%) Windows
3 537 (25.06%) Microsoft
4 344 (16.05%) ITIL
5 327 (15.26%) DV Cleared
6 306 (14.28%) Linux
7 303 (14.14%) HP
8 284 (13.25%) Project Management
9 261 (12.18%) UNIX
10 258 (12.04%) Oracle
11 256 (11.95%) SQL
12 252 (11.76%) MS Excel
13 244 (11.39%) VMware
14 243 (11.34%) Active Directory
15 239 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 184 (8.59%) Cisco
17 182 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
18 165 (7.70%) Windows 7
19 160 (7.47%) .NET
20 159 (7.42%) Configuration Management
21 157 (7.33%) MS Office
22 147 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
23 146 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
24 144 (6.72%) Finance
25 139 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
26 138 (6.44%) C
27 132 (6.16%) Citrix
28 128 (5.97%) Migration
29 127 (5.93%) JavaScript
30 126 (5.88%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 123 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 121 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 64 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 37 (1.73%) WebLogic
6 31 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (1.40%) IIS
8 28 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 27 (1.26%) Lync
10 24 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (1.12%) WebSphere
11 22 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
12 21 (0.98%) JBoss
13 19 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
14 17 (0.79%) Apache
15 16 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (0.65%) MS Project Server
16 14 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.61%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.51%) Documentum
Applications
1 252 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 157 (7.33%) MS Office
3 110 (5.13%) MS Project
4 44 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.70%) SPSS
7 13 (0.61%) PaintShop Pro
8 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.14%) Simulink
9 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.093%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 89 (4.15%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.28%) assyst
6 5 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
7 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.14%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.093%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.093%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.093%) SAP FI-CA
9 2 (0.093%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.093%) HFM
9 2 (0.093%) Summit
9 2 (0.093%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.70%) IaaS
2 14 (0.65%) Office 365
3 13 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.56%) PaaS
5 10 (0.47%) SaaS
6 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 118 (5.51%) Firewall
2 83 (3.87%) SAN
3 81 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 78 (3.64%) LAN
5 77 (3.59%) WAN
6 66 (3.08%) Internet
7 63 (2.94%) DNS
8 56 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
9 54 (2.52%) VPN
10 44 (2.05%) SSL
11 43 (2.01%) DHCP
12 42 (1.96%) Network Security
13 37 (1.73%) OSPF
14 30 (1.40%) SMTP
15 24 (1.12%) SMS
15 24 (1.12%) RIP
16 23 (1.07%) MPLS
17 21 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (0.98%) Wireless
18 20 (0.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (3.92%) Oracle Database
2 81 (3.78%) SQL Server
3 57 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
4 37 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 27 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
7 22 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 20 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.79%) Relational Database
11 17 (0.79%) Oracle Discoverer
11 17 (0.79%) Ingres
12 15 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (0.65%) Oracle OWB
14 13 (0.61%) MySQL
15 12 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (0.47%) IDOL
17 8 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
18 7 (0.33%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 78 (3.64%) Subversion
2 69 (3.22%) ClearCase
3 52 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 48 (2.24%) GoogleTest
4 48 (2.24%) NUnit
5 47 (2.19%) CppUnit
6 43 (2.01%) Ant
7 41 (1.91%) Visual Studio
8 31 (1.45%) ClearQuest
9 29 (1.35%) Maven
9 29 (1.35%) CruiseControl
10 26 (1.21%) LoadRunner
11 24 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
12 23 (1.07%) JMeter
13 22 (1.03%) Selenium
14 21 (0.98%) JUnit
15 19 (0.89%) Rational Rose
15 19 (0.89%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
16 17 (0.79%) StarTeam
General
1 144 (6.72%) Finance
2 105 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 52 (2.43%) Military
4 28 (1.31%) Publishing
5 12 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 10 (0.47%) Billing
6 10 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.28%) Retail
7 6 (0.28%) Multimedia
7 6 (0.28%) Legal
8 4 (0.19%) Electronics
9 3 (0.14%) Banking
10 2 (0.093%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.093%) Back Office
10 2 (0.093%) Advertising
11 1 (0.047%) Local Government
11 1 (0.047%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 242 (11.29%) Developer
2 241 (11.25%) Analyst
3 180 (8.40%) Architect
4 159 (7.42%) Project Manager
5 120 (5.60%) Consultant
6 78 (3.64%) Test Analyst
7 67 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 58 (2.71%) Software Engineer
8 58 (2.71%) Support Analyst
9 55 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 50 (2.33%) Network Engineer
11 46 (2.15%) Tester
12 42 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
13 41 (1.91%) Wintel Engineer
13 41 (1.91%) Security Engineer
14 37 (1.73%) Administrator
15 35 (1.63%) 1st Line Support
15 35 (1.63%) Java Developer
16 33 (1.54%) Service Manager
17 32 (1.49%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (7.47%) .NET
2 126 (5.88%) HTML
3 117 (5.46%) ASP.NET
4 108 (5.04%) XML
5 96 (4.48%) JSP
6 42 (1.96%) CSS
7 37 (1.73%) Motif
8 34 (1.59%) Web Services
8 34 (1.59%) jQuery
9 32 (1.49%) Ajax
10 30 (1.40%) Application Packaging
11 24 (1.12%) Middleware
12 23 (1.07%) WCF
13 22 (1.03%) SAML
14 19 (0.89%) SOAP
15 17 (0.79%) OpenID
15 17 (0.79%) OAuth
15 17 (0.79%) wxWidgets
16 15 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
17 14 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 182 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (3.03%) PKI
3 63 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.05%) Smart Meter
5 28 (1.31%) Economics
6 25 (1.17%) Blackberry
6 25 (1.17%) Open Source
7 22 (1.03%) Derivative
8 20 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 15 (0.70%) Clustering
9 15 (0.70%) SecurID
10 13 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.61%) CESG
10 13 (0.61%) Statistics
11 11 (0.51%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.47%) PMI
13 9 (0.42%) User Experience
13 9 (0.42%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.42%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 562 (26.22%) Windows
2 306 (14.28%) Linux
3 261 (12.18%) UNIX
4 239 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 165 (7.70%) Windows 7
6 146 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 70 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (2.89%) Windows XP
9 55 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (1.77%) Solaris
11 18 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 17 (0.79%) Windows 2000
12 17 (0.79%) CentOS
13 16 (0.75%) HPUX
14 15 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 14 (0.65%) VMS
16 12 (0.56%) AIX
17 9 (0.42%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
19 6 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (16.05%) ITIL
2 284 (13.25%) Project Management
3 159 (7.42%) Configuration Management
4 128 (5.97%) Migration
5 124 (5.79%) Service Management
6 117 (5.46%) PRINCE2
7 101 (4.71%) Software Engineering
8 98 (4.57%) Test Scripting
9 92 (4.29%) Change Management
10 83 (3.87%) Service Delivery
11 81 (3.78%) Knowledge Management
11 81 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
12 79 (3.69%) Incident Management
13 77 (3.59%) UML
14 64 (2.99%) Validation
15 62 (2.89%) Project Planning
16 61 (2.85%) Workflow
17 59 (2.75%) Use Case
18 58 (2.71%) Time Management
19 57 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 256 (11.95%) SQL
2 138 (6.44%) C
3 127 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 124 (5.79%) PowerShell
5 121 (5.65%) Java
6 97 (4.53%) C++
7 83 (3.87%) C#
8 81 (3.78%) PL/SQL
9 57 (2.66%) Shell Script
10 51 (2.38%) Python
11 46 (2.15%) VBScript
12 44 (2.05%) VB
13 38 (1.77%) VBA
14 24 (1.12%) Perl
15 19 (0.89%) VB.NET
16 18 (0.84%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.65%) Ruby
17 14 (0.65%) PHP
18 8 (0.37%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.14%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 2143 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 327 (15.26%) DV Cleared
3 139 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 118 (5.51%) ISTQB
5 110 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (4.01%) Degree
7 80 (3.73%) MCSE
8 71 (3.31%) CCNP
9 69 (3.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 65 (3.03%) MCP
11 55 (2.57%) MCITP
12 50 (2.33%) CISSP
13 49 (2.29%) VCP4
14 44 (2.05%) ISEB
15 42 (1.96%) CCNA
15 42 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 34 (1.59%) MCSA
17 33 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 21 (0.98%) BC Cleared
19 19 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.29%) SLA
2 40 (1.87%) QA
3 19 (0.89%) JSP 440
4 16 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.33%) DO-178B
8 5 (0.23%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.19%) TickIT
9 4 (0.19%) BS15000
10 3 (0.14%) COBIT
11 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.093%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.093%) P3O
11 2 (0.093%) ARP4761
11 2 (0.093%) DO-254
11 2 (0.093%) ARP4754
11 2 (0.093%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.047%) BS25999
System Software
1 243 (11.34%) Active Directory
2 147 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (3.50%) Hyper-V
4 51 (2.38%) vSphere
5 27 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 26 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (1.12%) VMware ESX
8 23 (1.07%) XenApp
9 17 (0.79%) Firmware
10 16 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.65%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.56%) NFS
13 9 (0.42%) Nmap
13 9 (0.42%) Sendmail
14 7 (0.33%) vCloud
15 6 (0.28%) Samba
15 6 (0.28%) UAG
15 6 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 65 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 60 (2.80%) SCCM
3 56 (2.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 34 (1.59%) OVSD
5 27 (1.26%) Backup Exec
6 21 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
6 21 (0.98%) Ansible
7 19 (0.89%) SCOM
8 17 (0.79%) Tivoli
9 15 (0.70%) ARCserve
10 14 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (0.51%) OpenView
12 11 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (0.47%) HP SIM
13 10 (0.47%) Puppet
14 9 (0.42%) MIMEsweeper
14 9 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
14 9 (0.42%) Nessus
15 8 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 537 (25.06%) Microsoft
2 303 (14.14%) HP
3 258 (12.04%) Oracle
4 244 (11.39%) VMware
5 184 (8.59%) Cisco
6 132 (6.16%) Citrix
7 78 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 71 (3.31%) McAfee
9 66 (3.08%) Juniper
10 56 (2.61%) CheckPoint
11 55 (2.57%) NetApp
12 45 (2.10%) CA
13 44 (2.05%) IBM
13 44 (2.05%) F5
14 27 (1.26%) Cognos
15 26 (1.21%) Symantec
15 26 (1.21%) Remedy
16 25 (1.17%) Lumension
17 24 (1.12%) Blue Coat
17 24 (1.12%) SAP
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