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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 11 16 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 973 687 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.54% 8.17% 5.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.90% 33.06% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 326 187
Average daily rate
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£375 £359 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.75% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £15.93 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.40 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -28.00%
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
2567 2078 1623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.80% 24.72% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 988 739
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 113 127
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 0 539 £370 +5.71% 60
Berkshire +2 181 £425 +15.64% 41
Buckinghamshire +12 132 £350 -10.25% 7
Surrey +4 80 £425 +13.33% 11
West Sussex -6 18 £255 -53.63% 5
Kent -12 3 £425 - 1
East Sussex -6 2 - -
Oxfordshire -26 1 £373 -3.93% 2
Home Counties - 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2006 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 513 (25.57%) Windows
3 503 (25.07%) Microsoft
4 313 (15.60%) ITIL
5 305 (15.20%) DV Cleared
6 283 (14.11%) HP
7 272 (13.56%) Linux
8 270 (13.46%) Project Management
9 243 (12.11%) Oracle
10 238 (11.86%) SQL
11 236 (11.76%) MS Excel
12 228 (11.37%) VMware
12 228 (11.37%) UNIX
13 218 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 211 (10.52%) Active Directory
15 180 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
16 161 (8.03%) Cisco
17 153 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 153 (7.63%) .NET
18 145 (7.23%) Configuration Management
19 140 (6.98%) Windows 7
20 139 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
21 138 (6.88%) MS Office
22 135 (6.73%) SharePoint
22 135 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
23 134 (6.68%) Finance
24 132 (6.58%) C
24 132 (6.58%) HTML
25 128 (6.38%) PRINCE2
26 124 (6.18%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 135 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 124 (6.18%) MS Exchange
3 57 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 33 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 32 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (1.50%) Lync
8 29 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
9 25 (1.25%) IIS
10 23 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 22 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
12 20 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.85%) JBoss
14 16 (0.80%) Documentum
15 15 (0.75%) MS Project Server
16 14 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 12 (0.60%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.55%) Apache
Applications
1 236 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 138 (6.88%) MS Office
3 120 (5.98%) MS Project
4 43 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.75%) SPSS
7 9 (0.45%) PaintShop Pro
8 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.100%) Simulink
10 2 (0.100%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.050%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 77 (3.84%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.30%) assyst
6 4 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
6 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.15%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.100%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.100%) HFM
9 1 (0.050%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 1 (0.050%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.70%) Office 365
2 10 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.45%) SaaS
4 8 (0.40%) IaaS
5 5 (0.25%) PaaS
6 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.100%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 115 (5.73%) Firewall
2 85 (4.24%) SAN
3 80 (3.99%) LAN
4 71 (3.54%) TCP/IP
5 67 (3.34%) WAN
6 58 (2.89%) DNS
7 57 (2.84%) Internet
8 53 (2.64%) Network Security
9 47 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (2.24%) SSL
11 41 (2.04%) DHCP
12 40 (1.99%) VPN
13 34 (1.69%) OSPF
14 32 (1.60%) SMTP
15 24 (1.20%) SMS
16 22 (1.10%) RIP
17 21 (1.05%) Wireless
17 21 (1.05%) IPsec
18 19 (0.95%) Ethernet
19 18 (0.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.39%) Oracle Database
3 63 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
4 33 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 30 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 25 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
9 21 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 19 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
11 18 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (0.85%) Oracle OWB
13 16 (0.80%) Ingres
14 15 (0.75%) MySQL
15 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.55%) Oracle Discoverer
17 10 (0.50%) IDOL
18 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 69 (3.44%) Subversion
2 57 (2.84%) ClearCase
3 42 (2.09%) Jenkins
4 40 (1.99%) GoogleTest
4 40 (1.99%) NUnit
5 39 (1.94%) CppUnit
6 36 (1.79%) Ant
7 29 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 29 (1.45%) CruiseControl
8 28 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
9 26 (1.30%) ClearQuest
10 25 (1.25%) Maven
11 22 (1.10%) JUnit
12 19 (0.95%) Eclipse
12 19 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
13 15 (0.75%) Rational Rose
14 14 (0.70%) LoadRunner
14 14 (0.70%) StarTeam
14 14 (0.70%) JMeter
15 13 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 134 (6.68%) Finance
2 99 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 58 (2.89%) Military
4 26 (1.30%) Publishing
5 14 (0.70%) Billing
6 11 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 8 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.35%) Legal
9 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.20%) Electronics
11 3 (0.15%) Banking
11 3 (0.15%) Retail
12 2 (0.100%) Marketing
12 2 (0.100%) Back Office
12 2 (0.100%) Advertising
13 1 (0.050%) Law
13 1 (0.050%) French Language
13 1 (0.050%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.050%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.050%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 234 (11.67%) Developer
2 210 (10.47%) Analyst
3 164 (8.18%) Architect
4 147 (7.33%) Project Manager
5 128 (6.38%) Consultant
6 69 (3.44%) Support Engineer
7 61 (3.04%) Test Analyst
8 54 (2.69%) Support Analyst
9 51 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 46 (2.29%) Network Engineer
11 43 (2.14%) Software Engineer
12 40 (1.99%) Administrator
13 38 (1.89%) 2nd Line Support
13 38 (1.89%) Java Developer
14 37 (1.84%) Tester
14 37 (1.84%) Security Engineer
15 36 (1.79%) Service Manager
16 35 (1.74%) 1st Line Support
17 34 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
18 32 (1.60%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (7.63%) .NET
2 132 (6.58%) HTML
3 112 (5.58%) ASP.NET
4 106 (5.28%) JSP
5 94 (4.69%) XML
6 41 (2.04%) CSS
7 34 (1.69%) jQuery
8 33 (1.65%) Motif
9 32 (1.60%) Web Services
10 31 (1.55%) Ajax
11 21 (1.05%) WCF
12 20 (1.00%) SAML
13 17 (0.85%) Application Packaging
14 16 (0.80%) wxWidgets
14 16 (0.80%) Middleware
15 15 (0.75%) OAuth
15 15 (0.75%) OpenID
16 13 (0.65%) J2EE
17 12 (0.60%) Spring
18 11 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 180 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.04%) PKI
3 58 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.24%) Smart Meter
5 29 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 26 (1.30%) Open Source
7 24 (1.20%) Economics
8 23 (1.15%) Clustering
9 19 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 16 (0.80%) Derivative
11 15 (0.75%) SecurID
11 15 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.65%) CESG
13 11 (0.55%) Replication
13 11 (0.55%) PMI
14 10 (0.50%) Statistics
15 9 (0.45%) SCADA
15 9 (0.45%) User Experience
16 8 (0.40%) Visualisation
16 8 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 513 (25.57%) Windows
2 272 (13.56%) Linux
3 228 (11.37%) UNIX
4 218 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 153 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 140 (6.98%) Windows 7
7 63 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (2.94%) Windows XP
9 58 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (1.40%) Solaris
11 18 (0.90%) Windows 2000
11 18 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.80%) VMS
13 15 (0.75%) AIX
13 15 (0.75%) Windows Vista
14 14 (0.70%) CentOS
15 11 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.55%) Android
16 8 (0.40%) HPUX
16 8 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (15.60%) ITIL
2 270 (13.46%) Project Management
3 145 (7.23%) Configuration Management
4 128 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 113 (5.63%) Migration
6 106 (5.28%) Service Management
7 90 (4.49%) Test Scripting
8 85 (4.24%) Service Delivery
8 85 (4.24%) Change Management
8 85 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (4.14%) Knowledge Management
10 79 (3.94%) Software Engineering
11 66 (3.29%) UML
12 62 (3.09%) Project Planning
13 59 (2.94%) Workflow
14 58 (2.89%) Validation
15 55 (2.74%) Incident Management
16 54 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (2.69%) Business Intelligence
17 51 (2.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 238 (11.86%) SQL
2 132 (6.58%) C
3 123 (6.13%) JavaScript
4 120 (5.98%) Java
5 112 (5.58%) PowerShell
6 74 (3.69%) C++
7 71 (3.54%) C#
8 63 (3.14%) PL/SQL
9 45 (2.24%) VBScript
10 44 (2.19%) Python
11 43 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 33 (1.65%) VB
13 31 (1.55%) VBA
14 23 (1.15%) Perl
15 15 (0.75%) Ruby
15 15 (0.75%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.70%) PHP
17 7 (0.35%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.35%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.15%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 2006 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 305 (15.20%) DV Cleared
3 135 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 113 (5.63%) ISTQB
5 110 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
6 84 (4.19%) Degree
7 82 (4.09%) MCSE
8 74 (3.69%) CCNP
9 64 (3.19%) MCP
10 63 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 49 (2.44%) CISSP
12 48 (2.39%) MCITP
13 47 (2.34%) CCNA
14 46 (2.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 33 (1.65%) ISEB
16 29 (1.45%) MCSA
17 28 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 22 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 20 (1.00%) PMI Certification
20 19 (0.95%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.64%) SLA
2 28 (1.40%) QA
3 21 (1.05%) JSP 440
4 16 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.35%) BS15000
8 6 (0.30%) DO-178B
9 5 (0.25%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.20%) TickIT
11 3 (0.15%) COBIT
12 2 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.100%) DO-254
12 2 (0.100%) ARP4754
12 2 (0.100%) ARP4761
12 2 (0.100%) P3O
13 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.050%) BS25999
13 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 211 (10.52%) Active Directory
2 139 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 45 (2.24%) vSphere
5 28 (1.40%) VMware ESX
6 20 (1.00%) Firmware
7 17 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
7 17 (0.85%) XenApp
7 17 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.50%) Nmap
8 10 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.35%) NFS
9 7 (0.35%) Sendmail
10 5 (0.25%) Samba
11 4 (0.20%) Snort
11 4 (0.20%) vCloud
11 4 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 50 (2.49%) SCCM
3 49 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 30 (1.50%) Backup Exec
5 22 (1.10%) OVSD
5 22 (1.10%) SCOM
6 20 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
7 19 (0.95%) ARCserve
8 18 (0.90%) Tivoli
8 18 (0.90%) Ansible
9 12 (0.60%) HP SIM
9 12 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
10 11 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.50%) Nessus
12 8 (0.40%) Puppet
13 7 (0.35%) HP UCMDB
13 7 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
13 7 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
13 7 (0.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 503 (25.07%) Microsoft
2 283 (14.11%) HP
3 243 (12.11%) Oracle
4 228 (11.37%) VMware
5 161 (8.03%) Cisco
6 124 (6.18%) Citrix
7 79 (3.94%) Red Hat
8 74 (3.69%) McAfee
9 55 (2.74%) CheckPoint
10 51 (2.54%) Juniper
11 43 (2.14%) IBM
11 43 (2.14%) CA
12 39 (1.94%) NetApp
13 37 (1.84%) F5
14 31 (1.55%) Symantec
15 25 (1.25%) Cognos
16 24 (1.20%) Lumension
17 23 (1.15%) Remedy
17 23 (1.15%) Blue Coat
18 21 (1.05%) SAP
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