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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 14 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 768 636 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.41% 7.27% 7.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.28% 30.37% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 320 398
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 58
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+99.72% -43.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.12 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+5.57% -28.57%
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
2308 2094 2325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.27% 23.95% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1082 1058
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 111 156
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 +2 418 £351 +0.35% 51
Berkshire -1 162 £400 - 20
Buckinghamshire +13 113 £350 +12.08% 13
Surrey +25 55 £400 -11.11% 15
West Sussex -8 5 £320 -40.74% 3
Oxfordshire -13 4 £260 -19.50% 1
Kent -13 2 - - 1
Middlesex -4 1 £315 -
East Sussex - - - - 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 1682 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 404 (24.02%) Windows
3 397 (23.60%) Microsoft
4 316 (18.79%) HP
5 293 (17.42%) Oracle
6 238 (14.15%) DV Cleared
7 219 (13.02%) .NET
8 202 (12.01%) SQL
9 197 (11.71%) ITIL
10 182 (10.82%) UNIX
11 179 (10.64%) MS Excel
11 179 (10.64%) ISTQB
12 168 (9.99%) ASP.NET
13 162 (9.63%) Linux
13 162 (9.63%) JavaScript
14 159 (9.45%) Windows Server 2008
15 156 (9.27%) SharePoint
16 152 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
17 151 (8.98%) Project Management
18 148 (8.80%) C#
19 139 (8.26%) Active Directory
20 137 (8.15%) Cisco
21 136 (8.09%) HTML
22 129 (7.67%) SQL Server
23 123 (7.31%) JSP
24 121 (7.19%) VMware
25 120 (7.13%) Finance
26 117 (6.96%) PRINCE2
27 116 (6.90%) CRM
28 112 (6.66%) MS Project

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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
1 156 (9.27%) SharePoint
2 92 (5.47%) MS Exchange
3 53 (3.15%) SharePoint Server
4 38 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 33 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (1.31%) IIS
8 21 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 20 (1.19%) Lync
9 20 (1.19%) Apache
10 16 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.65%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.59%) MS Project Server
15 8 (0.48%) CMS
16 7 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (0.42%) Confluence
17 6 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 179 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 112 (6.66%) MS Project
3 101 (6.00%) MS Office
4 26 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.36%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.30%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.18%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.18%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.059%) SPSS
10 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 77 (4.58%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.42%) HFM
6 7 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.30%) SAP SRM
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
11 1 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.059%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 1 (0.059%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.059%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.36%) IaaS
3 4 (0.24%) PaaS
4 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.12%) Office 365
5 2 (0.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 91 (5.41%) SAN
2 90 (5.35%) Firewall
3 80 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 62 (3.69%) LAN
5 56 (3.33%) Network Security
6 51 (3.03%) DNS
7 47 (2.79%) WAN
8 38 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (2.14%) LDAP
10 32 (1.90%) VPN
11 29 (1.72%) SMTP
12 23 (1.37%) Internet
13 21 (1.25%) HTTPS
13 21 (1.25%) HTTP
14 20 (1.19%) Ethernet
14 20 (1.19%) iSCSI
15 19 (1.13%) DHCP
16 18 (1.07%) SSL
16 18 (1.07%) OSPF
16 18 (1.07%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.21%) Oracle Database
3 53 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
4 46 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
8 22 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.13%) DB2
10 18 (1.07%) IDOL
11 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.95%) OLAP
12 16 (0.95%) DTS
13 15 (0.89%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
15 12 (0.71%) MySQL
16 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 73 (4.34%) QuickTest Pro
2 26 (1.55%) LoadRunner
2 26 (1.55%) Subversion
3 25 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.89%) ClearCase
4 15 (0.89%) MSI
5 14 (0.83%) TestDirector
6 13 (0.77%) NUnit
7 12 (0.71%) Ant
8 11 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
8 11 (0.65%) CppUnit
8 11 (0.65%) SoapUI
8 11 (0.65%) GoogleTest
9 10 (0.59%) StarTeam
10 9 (0.54%) JIRA
10 9 (0.54%) Rational Rose
11 8 (0.48%) WinRunner
12 7 (0.42%) AdminStudio
12 7 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 120 (7.13%) Finance
2 73 (4.34%) Military
3 57 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 11 (0.65%) Billing
5 6 (0.36%) Aerospace
5 6 (0.36%) Legal
5 6 (0.36%) Publishing
6 5 (0.30%) Back Office
7 4 (0.24%) Banking
8 3 (0.18%) Marketing
8 3 (0.18%) Law
8 3 (0.18%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.12%) Electronics
9 2 (0.12%) French Language
9 2 (0.12%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.059%) Avionics
10 1 (0.059%) Retail
10 1 (0.059%) German Language
10 1 (0.059%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.059%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 207 (12.31%) Analyst
2 183 (10.88%) Developer
3 145 (8.62%) Architect
4 127 (7.55%) Consultant
5 97 (5.77%) Project Manager
6 71 (4.22%) Test Analyst
7 67 (3.98%) Network Engineer
8 61 (3.63%) Tester
9 60 (3.57%) Test Manager
10 40 (2.38%) Technical Architect
10 40 (2.38%) Support Engineer
11 35 (2.08%) Designer
12 34 (2.02%) Test Leader
12 34 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
13 33 (1.96%) .NET Developer
14 31 (1.84%) Business Analyst
15 28 (1.66%) Software Engineer
15 28 (1.66%) Support Analyst
16 27 (1.61%) SharePoint Developer
17 26 (1.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (13.02%) .NET
2 168 (9.99%) ASP.NET
3 136 (8.09%) HTML
4 123 (7.31%) JSP
5 89 (5.29%) XML
6 59 (3.51%) Web Services
7 25 (1.49%) Middleware
8 23 (1.37%) .NET Framework
9 21 (1.25%) CSS
10 20 (1.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 17 (1.01%) SOAP
11 17 (1.01%) WCF
12 16 (0.95%) Spring
13 11 (0.65%) Motif
13 11 (0.65%) OLE
13 11 (0.65%) Application Packaging
14 10 (0.59%) jQuery
14 10 (0.59%) LAMP
15 9 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
15 9 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (2.20%) Management Information System
2 27 (1.61%) Clustering
3 26 (1.55%) Blackberry
4 23 (1.37%) PKI
5 22 (1.31%) CMDB
6 15 (0.89%) Replication
7 14 (0.83%) CESG
8 13 (0.77%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.59%) Economics
10 9 (0.54%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.42%) Human Factors
12 7 (0.42%) Open Source
12 7 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.36%) SCADA
13 6 (0.36%) Derivative
13 6 (0.36%) Statistics
13 6 (0.36%) E-Learning
13 6 (0.36%) SCORM
13 6 (0.36%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 404 (24.02%) Windows
2 182 (10.82%) UNIX
3 162 (9.63%) Linux
4 159 (9.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 152 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 66 (3.92%) Windows XP
7 58 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 39 (2.32%) Windows 2000
9 22 (1.31%) Android
9 22 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (1.13%) CentOS
11 16 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.95%) Solaris
12 12 (0.71%) AIX
12 12 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.54%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.48%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.42%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.30%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (11.71%) ITIL
2 151 (8.98%) Project Management
3 117 (6.96%) PRINCE2
4 116 (6.90%) CRM
5 99 (5.89%) Configuration Management
6 88 (5.23%) Test Scripting
7 84 (4.99%) Service Management
8 82 (4.88%) Migration
9 71 (4.22%) Service Delivery
10 68 (4.04%) Knowledge Management
11 55 (3.27%) Workflow
12 47 (2.79%) SOA
12 47 (2.79%) Project Planning
13 46 (2.73%) Software Engineering
14 41 (2.44%) Test Automation
15 40 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 39 (2.32%) Risk Management
16 39 (2.32%) Change Control
17 36 (2.14%) Change Management
18 35 (2.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 202 (12.01%) SQL
2 162 (9.63%) JavaScript
3 148 (8.80%) C#
4 88 (5.23%) VB
5 85 (5.05%) Java
6 72 (4.28%) C
7 47 (2.79%) PowerShell
8 37 (2.20%) PL/SQL
9 34 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 34 (2.02%) VBScript
10 25 (1.49%) C++
10 25 (1.49%) VBA
11 23 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 22 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 14 (0.83%) Python
14 11 (0.65%) Perl
14 11 (0.65%) Ruby
15 8 (0.48%) PHP
16 6 (0.36%) ActionScript
16 6 (0.36%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 1682 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 238 (14.15%) DV Cleared
3 179 (10.64%) ISTQB
4 106 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (5.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 71 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 65 (3.86%) CCNA
8 63 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 61 (3.63%) CCNP
10 54 (3.21%) ISEB
11 50 (2.97%) Degree
12 45 (2.68%) MCSE
13 35 (2.08%) MCP
14 28 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 26 (1.55%) MCITP
16 16 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 15 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
18 12 (0.71%) CCIE
18 12 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (0.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.16%) SLA
2 56 (3.33%) QA
3 20 (1.19%) JSP 440
4 12 (0.71%) BS15000
5 6 (0.36%) P3O
6 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) BS25999
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 139 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 87 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 26 (1.55%) VMware ESX
5 24 (1.43%) vSphere
6 19 (1.13%) NFS
7 18 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.71%) XenApp
10 10 (0.59%) Nmap
10 10 (0.59%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.59%) vCloud
11 9 (0.54%) Squid
11 9 (0.54%) Postfix
11 9 (0.54%) Sendmail
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.36%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 78 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (2.38%) SCCM
3 28 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 26 (1.55%) HP UCMDB
5 20 (1.19%) Backup Exec
6 19 (1.13%) OVSD
7 17 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (0.83%) SCOM
10 12 (0.71%) ARCserve
10 12 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.59%) Nessus
12 9 (0.54%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 8 (0.48%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.48%) WSUS
14 7 (0.42%) HP SIM
15 6 (0.36%) WMI
16 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
16 5 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 397 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 316 (18.79%) HP
3 293 (17.42%) Oracle
4 137 (8.15%) Cisco
5 121 (7.19%) VMware
6 69 (4.10%) Citrix
7 49 (2.91%) McAfee
8 44 (2.62%) Juniper
9 35 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 34 (2.02%) CheckPoint
11 24 (1.43%) Symantec
12 23 (1.37%) NetApp
12 23 (1.37%) F5
13 22 (1.31%) Brocade
14 21 (1.25%) EMC
14 21 (1.25%) IBM
15 17 (1.01%) Blue Coat
16 16 (0.95%) Meridio
17 14 (0.83%) CA
18 13 (0.77%) 3PAR
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