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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 11 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 961 860 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.56% 9.22% 6.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.02% 36.30% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 388 233
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £217 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 29
Average hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% -13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.47 £12.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.42 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+91.22% -36.84%
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
2668 2369 1883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.53% 25.39% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1153 886
Average daily rate £375 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 125 111
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.35 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 0 477 £350 - 57
Berkshire -14 165 £355 +1.42% 31
Buckinghamshire 0 150 £331 +3.51% 9
Surrey +24 118 £450 +20.00% 12
West Sussex +3 28 £415 +38.33% 1
Oxfordshire -10 13 £400 +14.28% 1
Middlesex -3 2 £400 -21.18% 2
Kent - 2 £350 - 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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 2087 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 543 (26.02%) Windows
3 523 (25.06%) Microsoft
4 350 (16.77%) ITIL
5 318 (15.24%) Linux
6 316 (15.14%) DV Cleared
7 302 (14.47%) HP
8 289 (13.85%) Project Management
9 266 (12.75%) UNIX
10 239 (11.45%) MS Excel
11 237 (11.36%) VMware
12 236 (11.31%) Active Directory
13 230 (11.02%) SQL
14 229 (10.97%) Oracle
15 219 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 197 (9.44%) Cisco
17 172 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
18 168 (8.05%) Windows 7
19 167 (8.00%) MS Office
20 159 (7.62%) Configuration Management
21 157 (7.52%) .NET
22 145 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
23 142 (6.80%) C
24 137 (6.56%) Service Management
24 137 (6.56%) Finance
25 136 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
26 135 (6.47%) Migration
27 130 (6.23%) PowerShell
28 129 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
29 128 (6.13%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 121 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 109 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 66 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 38 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 31 (1.49%) WebLogic
7 28 (1.34%) Lync
8 27 (1.29%) IIS
9 26 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 24 (1.15%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (0.96%) JBoss
12 20 (0.96%) Apache
13 18 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
14 16 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.62%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.53%) Oracle 10gAS
18 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 239 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 167 (8.00%) MS Office
3 97 (4.65%) MS Project
4 52 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.62%) PaintShop Pro
6 13 (0.62%) SPSS
7 11 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.19%) Simulink
9 2 (0.096%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.096%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.048%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 82 (3.93%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.34%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.29%) assyst
7 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
8 3 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.14%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.096%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.096%) Summit
9 2 (0.096%) HFM
9 2 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.72%) IaaS
2 13 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.57%) PaaS
3 12 (0.57%) Office 365
4 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.34%) SaaS
5 6 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 117 (5.61%) Firewall
2 81 (3.88%) LAN
3 80 (3.83%) WAN
4 78 (3.74%) SAN
5 73 (3.50%) TCP/IP
6 67 (3.21%) Internet
7 61 (2.92%) DNS
8 60 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
9 56 (2.68%) VPN
10 49 (2.35%) SSL
11 42 (2.01%) Network Security
12 36 (1.72%) OSPF
12 36 (1.72%) DHCP
13 30 (1.44%) SMTP
14 25 (1.20%) MPLS
15 23 (1.10%) IPsec
15 23 (1.10%) SMS
15 23 (1.10%) RIP
16 18 (0.86%) Ethernet
16 18 (0.86%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.26%) Oracle Database
3 54 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
4 30 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
7 17 (0.81%) Oracle Discoverer
7 17 (0.81%) Ingres
8 16 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 15 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (0.67%) MySQL
10 14 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 10 (0.48%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.38%) IDOL
13 6 (0.29%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 75 (3.59%) ClearCase
2 68 (3.26%) Subversion
3 50 (2.40%) NUnit
3 50 (2.40%) GoogleTest
4 49 (2.35%) CppUnit
5 47 (2.25%) Jenkins
6 41 (1.96%) Ant
7 39 (1.87%) Visual Studio
8 35 (1.68%) ClearQuest
9 27 (1.29%) LoadRunner
10 25 (1.20%) Selenium
10 25 (1.20%) CruiseControl
11 24 (1.15%) JMeter
12 22 (1.05%) Maven
13 20 (0.96%) StarTeam
13 20 (0.96%) Rational Rose
14 16 (0.77%) MSI
15 15 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
15 15 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
16 14 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 137 (6.56%) Finance
2 93 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 54 (2.59%) Military
4 24 (1.15%) Publishing
5 11 (0.53%) Aerospace
6 9 (0.43%) Electronics
6 9 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 9 (0.43%) Billing
7 7 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 6 (0.29%) Retail
8 6 (0.29%) Marketing
9 3 (0.14%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.096%) Banking
10 2 (0.096%) Back Office
10 2 (0.096%) Legal
11 1 (0.048%) Advertising
11 1 (0.048%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 229 (10.97%) Analyst
2 220 (10.54%) Developer
3 171 (8.19%) Architect
4 135 (6.47%) Project Manager
5 116 (5.56%) Consultant
6 80 (3.83%) Test Analyst
7 62 (2.97%) Software Engineer
7 62 (2.97%) Support Engineer
8 57 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 56 (2.68%) Network Engineer
10 51 (2.44%) Tester
11 45 (2.16%) Support Analyst
11 45 (2.16%) Wintel Engineer
12 44 (2.11%) Security Engineer
13 41 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
14 35 (1.68%) Service Manager
15 32 (1.53%) Test Manager
16 31 (1.49%) 1st Line Support
17 30 (1.44%) Administrator
18 29 (1.39%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (7.52%) .NET
2 128 (6.13%) HTML
3 117 (5.61%) ASP.NET
4 113 (5.41%) XML
5 88 (4.22%) JSP
6 41 (1.96%) CSS
7 38 (1.82%) Motif
8 34 (1.63%) Web Services
8 34 (1.63%) jQuery
9 32 (1.53%) Application Packaging
10 25 (1.20%) Ajax
11 24 (1.15%) SOAP
12 23 (1.10%) Middleware
13 22 (1.05%) WCF
14 20 (0.96%) SAML
15 17 (0.81%) wxWidgets
15 17 (0.81%) OAuth
15 17 (0.81%) OpenID
16 15 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
16 15 (0.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 172 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (3.11%) PKI
3 58 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 34 (1.63%) Smart Meter
5 32 (1.53%) Economics
6 24 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 24 (1.15%) Open Source
7 23 (1.10%) Derivative
8 20 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 15 (0.72%) SecurID
9 15 (0.72%) PMI
10 13 (0.62%) Statistics
11 12 (0.57%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.53%) Visualisation
12 11 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.53%) Clustering
13 10 (0.48%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.48%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.43%) User Experience
14 9 (0.43%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 543 (26.02%) Windows
2 318 (15.24%) Linux
3 266 (12.75%) UNIX
4 219 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 168 (8.05%) Windows 7
6 129 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (2.83%) Windows XP
9 53 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 51 (2.44%) Solaris
11 17 (0.81%) CentOS
12 16 (0.77%) HPUX
13 14 (0.67%) VMS
13 14 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.62%) AIX
15 12 (0.57%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.57%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (16.77%) ITIL
2 289 (13.85%) Project Management
3 159 (7.62%) Configuration Management
4 137 (6.56%) Service Management
5 135 (6.47%) Migration
6 111 (5.32%) PRINCE2
7 110 (5.27%) Software Engineering
8 98 (4.70%) Test Scripting
9 89 (4.26%) Change Management
10 83 (3.98%) Incident Management
11 81 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (3.83%) UML
13 79 (3.79%) Service Delivery
14 76 (3.64%) Knowledge Management
15 71 (3.40%) Validation
16 62 (2.97%) Use Case
17 58 (2.78%) Project Planning
18 57 (2.73%) OO
19 54 (2.59%) Time Management
20 51 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 230 (11.02%) SQL
2 142 (6.80%) C
3 130 (6.23%) PowerShell
4 127 (6.09%) JavaScript
5 107 (5.13%) C++
6 101 (4.84%) Java
7 93 (4.46%) C#
8 66 (3.16%) PL/SQL
9 62 (2.97%) Shell Script
10 56 (2.68%) Python
11 52 (2.49%) VBScript
12 48 (2.30%) VB
13 33 (1.58%) VBA
14 29 (1.39%) Perl
15 19 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 16 (0.77%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.67%) Ruby
18 13 (0.62%) PHP
19 8 (0.38%) T-SQL
20 3 (0.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2087 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 316 (15.14%) DV Cleared
3 136 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 116 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 113 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (3.79%) Degree
7 68 (3.26%) CCNP
8 67 (3.21%) MCSE
8 67 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 60 (2.87%) MCITP
10 55 (2.64%) MCP
11 45 (2.16%) ISEB
12 43 (2.06%) CISSP
12 43 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 41 (1.96%) CCNA
14 40 (1.92%) MCSA
15 32 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 23 (1.10%) PMI Certification
17 20 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 18 (0.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.41%) SLA
2 43 (2.06%) QA
3 16 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.62%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.38%) DO-178B
7 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.24%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.14%) COBIT
9 3 (0.14%) BS15000
9 3 (0.14%) TickIT
10 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.096%) DO-254
10 2 (0.096%) ARP4754
10 2 (0.096%) ARP4761
10 2 (0.096%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.048%) P3O
11 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 236 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 145 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (3.79%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.25%) vSphere
5 25 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
6 22 (1.05%) XenApp
6 22 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (0.86%) VMware ESX
8 15 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.67%) Firmware
10 13 (0.62%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.57%) Sendmail
11 12 (0.57%) NFS
12 7 (0.34%) Samba
12 7 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.29%) UAG
14 5 (0.24%) vCloud
14 5 (0.24%) Snort
15 3 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 65 (3.11%) SCCM
2 63 (3.02%) HP Quality Center
3 52 (2.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 39 (1.87%) OVSD
5 26 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 21 (1.01%) SCOM
7 20 (0.96%) Backup Exec
8 19 (0.91%) Ansible
9 18 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (0.72%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.67%) OpenView
12 13 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (0.57%) MIMEsweeper
13 12 (0.57%) MAILsweeper
13 12 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
14 11 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 10 (0.48%) Puppet
16 9 (0.43%) ARCserve
17 8 (0.38%) Nessus
17 8 (0.38%) Nmap
Vendors
1 523 (25.06%) Microsoft
2 302 (14.47%) HP
3 237 (11.36%) VMware
4 229 (10.97%) Oracle
5 197 (9.44%) Cisco
6 123 (5.89%) Citrix
7 73 (3.50%) Red Hat
8 69 (3.31%) McAfee
9 68 (3.26%) Juniper
10 59 (2.83%) NetApp
11 55 (2.64%) CheckPoint
12 50 (2.40%) F5
13 40 (1.92%) IBM
14 36 (1.72%) CA
15 27 (1.29%) SAP
15 27 (1.29%) Blue Coat
16 26 (1.25%) Remedy
17 22 (1.05%) Cognos
18 19 (0.91%) Lumension
19 18 (0.86%) Symantec
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Stott & May
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LA International
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Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
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Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
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Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £40.15 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £225 - £226 per hour
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Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
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Salt
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Harris Global
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Hampshire
Salt
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Hampshire
LA International
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