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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 11 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 902 796 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.46% 8.65% 8.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.24% 33.60% 35.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 362 374
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 40
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +1.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.20 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+105.47% -13.09%
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
2489 2369 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.11% 25.76% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1166 1066
Average daily rate £375 £351 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 81 113
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 0 420 £375 +2.73% 38
Surrey +40 162 £400 - 13
Berkshire +3 159 £400 - 29
Buckinghamshire -9 81 £400 +14.28% 8
West Sussex +15 32 £388 +35.96% 1
Oxfordshire -15 14 £300 +3.44% 6
Middlesex +5 3 £370 +17.46%
East Sussex - 3 £340 -
Kent - 3 £360 - 6
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1853 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 428 (23.10%) Windows
3 405 (21.86%) Microsoft
4 277 (14.95%) HP
5 262 (14.14%) Linux
6 260 (14.03%) ITIL
7 244 (13.17%) SQL
8 243 (13.11%) UNIX
9 226 (12.20%) Project Management
10 222 (11.98%) Oracle
11 204 (11.01%) DV Cleared
12 203 (10.96%) Migration
13 199 (10.74%) Active Directory
14 180 (9.71%) MS Excel
15 177 (9.55%) VMware
16 158 (8.53%) Cisco
17 154 (8.31%) XML
18 132 (7.12%) MS Office
19 125 (6.75%) Java
19 125 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
20 124 (6.69%) SharePoint
20 124 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
21 120 (6.48%) Finance
22 119 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
23 116 (6.26%) Windows 7
23 116 (6.26%) Service Management
24 115 (6.21%) HTML
25 114 (6.15%) Data Centre
26 113 (6.10%) .NET
26 113 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 124 (6.69%) SharePoint
2 74 (3.99%) MS Exchange
3 47 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (2.48%) Apache
5 34 (1.83%) IIS
5 34 (1.83%) JBoss
5 34 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.40%) Lync
7 25 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.43%) Oracle 10gAS
10 8 (0.43%) MS Project Server
10 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.32%) CMS
13 5 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 180 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 132 (7.12%) MS Office
3 80 (4.32%) MS Project
4 51 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.65%) PaintShop Pro
7 8 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.11%) Simulink
9 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 45 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
2 31 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.22%) SAP FI-CA
7 4 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
7 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.16%) Changepoint
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.11%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.67%) Office 365
2 9 (0.49%) IaaS
3 6 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.27%) PaaS
5 4 (0.22%) SaaS
6 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.11%) Taleo
7 2 (0.11%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.054%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.96%) Firewall
2 88 (4.75%) LAN
3 85 (4.59%) WAN
4 75 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 66 (3.56%) SAN
6 56 (3.02%) DNS
7 41 (2.21%) Internet
8 40 (2.16%) VPN
9 32 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (1.57%) SSL
11 25 (1.35%) MPLS
12 24 (1.30%) OSPF
12 24 (1.30%) DHCP
12 24 (1.30%) IPsec
13 22 (1.19%) LDAP
13 22 (1.19%) Network Security
14 21 (1.13%) SMTP
14 21 (1.13%) BGP
15 18 (0.97%) VoIP
15 18 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.35%) Oracle Database
3 41 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
4 23 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (1.08%) MySQL
6 19 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
7 16 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
10 13 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (0.70%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
13 9 (0.49%) QlikView
13 9 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (0.38%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (3.13%) SoapUI
2 43 (2.32%) MSI
3 41 (2.21%) Subversion
4 33 (1.78%) ClearCase
5 31 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 27 (1.46%) Selenium
6 27 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
7 24 (1.30%) Visual Studio
8 23 (1.24%) Maven
9 22 (1.19%) LoadRunner
9 22 (1.19%) GoogleTest
10 20 (1.08%) WebDriver
11 19 (1.03%) Jenkins
12 17 (0.92%) NUnit
13 15 (0.81%) JMeter
14 14 (0.76%) StarTeam
14 14 (0.76%) CppUnit
14 14 (0.76%) ClearQuest
14 14 (0.76%) Ant
15 11 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 120 (6.48%) Finance
2 91 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 55 (2.97%) Military
4 10 (0.54%) Publishing
5 9 (0.49%) Manufacturing
5 9 (0.49%) Aerospace
5 9 (0.49%) Billing
5 9 (0.49%) Marketing
6 8 (0.43%) Electronics
7 6 (0.32%) Back Office
8 4 (0.22%) Retail
9 3 (0.16%) Avionics
9 3 (0.16%) Legal
9 3 (0.16%) Games
10 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.054%) Banking
11 1 (0.054%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 277 (14.95%) Analyst
2 197 (10.63%) Developer
3 142 (7.66%) Architect
4 129 (6.96%) Project Manager
5 120 (6.48%) Consultant
6 112 (6.04%) Test Analyst
7 61 (3.29%) Software Engineer
8 58 (3.13%) Tester
9 54 (2.91%) Network Engineer
10 52 (2.81%) Java Developer
11 49 (2.64%) Test Manager
12 45 (2.43%) Applications Packager
13 43 (2.32%) Systems Engineer
14 40 (2.16%) Support Engineer
14 40 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
15 38 (2.05%) Business Analyst
15 38 (2.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 32 (1.73%) Service Manager
17 29 (1.57%) Wintel Engineer
18 28 (1.51%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (8.31%) XML
2 115 (6.21%) HTML
3 113 (6.10%) .NET
4 70 (3.78%) ASP.NET
5 67 (3.62%) SOAP
6 59 (3.18%) JSP
7 58 (3.13%) XML Messaging
8 48 (2.59%) Application Packaging
9 46 (2.48%) CSS
10 44 (2.37%) Web Services
11 37 (2.00%) jQuery
12 28 (1.51%) Ajax
13 21 (1.13%) HTML5
14 17 (0.92%) J2EE
15 14 (0.76%) WCF
16 13 (0.70%) Middleware
17 12 (0.65%) XHTML
17 12 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
18 10 (0.54%) Spring
19 9 (0.49%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 63 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.43%) PKI
5 25 (1.35%) Economics
6 22 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 17 (0.92%) FlexPod
8 16 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 15 (0.81%) User Experience
10 14 (0.76%) Blackberry
10 14 (0.76%) Clustering
11 13 (0.70%) Taxonomies
12 12 (0.65%) PMI
12 12 (0.65%) Smart Meter
13 11 (0.59%) Derivative
14 9 (0.49%) Replication
14 9 (0.49%) DataPower
14 9 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.43%) Statistics
16 7 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 428 (23.10%) Windows
2 262 (14.14%) Linux
3 243 (13.11%) UNIX
4 125 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (6.26%) Windows 7
6 78 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (2.64%) Solaris
8 49 (2.64%) Windows XP
9 23 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.92%) HPUX
11 15 (0.81%) CentOS
12 14 (0.76%) AIX
13 6 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (0.27%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.16%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.11%) Fedora
17 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (14.03%) ITIL
2 226 (12.20%) Project Management
3 203 (10.96%) Migration
4 119 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (6.26%) Service Management
6 113 (6.10%) Software Engineering
7 109 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 102 (5.50%) PRINCE2
9 92 (4.96%) Configuration Management
10 84 (4.53%) UML
11 83 (4.48%) Incident Management
12 78 (4.21%) Use Case
13 77 (4.16%) Test Management
14 72 (3.89%) Data Migration
15 70 (3.78%) SDLC
16 69 (3.72%) Validation
17 63 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 62 (3.35%) Service Delivery
19 55 (2.97%) Change Management
20 53 (2.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 244 (13.17%) SQL
2 125 (6.75%) Java
3 110 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 104 (5.61%) C
5 94 (5.07%) C++
5 94 (5.07%) PowerShell
6 78 (4.21%) C#
7 75 (4.05%) PL/SQL
8 58 (3.13%) Perl
8 58 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 43 (2.32%) VBScript
9 43 (2.32%) VB
10 41 (2.21%) Python
11 20 (1.08%) PHP
12 17 (0.92%) VBA
13 12 (0.65%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.43%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.16%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1853 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 204 (11.01%) DV Cleared
3 105 (5.67%) ISTQB
4 83 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 71 (3.83%) Degree
7 68 (3.67%) ISEB
8 43 (2.32%) CCNA
8 43 (2.32%) CCNP
8 43 (2.32%) MCITP
9 41 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 30 (1.62%) MCSE
11 29 (1.57%) MCP
12 28 (1.51%) MCSA
12 28 (1.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 27 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 24 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 23 (1.24%) CISSP
16 19 (1.03%) PMI Certification
17 17 (0.92%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.16%) SLA
2 42 (2.27%) QA
3 14 (0.76%) JSP 440
3 14 (0.76%) DO-178B
3 14 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.54%) IEC 61508
5 6 (0.32%) DO-254
6 5 (0.27%) ARP4754
6 5 (0.27%) ARP4761
6 5 (0.27%) BS25999
6 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.16%) TickIT
7 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.16%) P3O
8 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.054%) GPG13
8 1 (0.054%) BS15000
System Software
1 199 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 113 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 48 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 39 (2.10%) vSphere
6 24 (1.30%) VMware ESX
7 19 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.97%) XenApp
9 11 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.43%) Sendmail
11 7 (0.38%) NFS
11 7 (0.38%) Postfix
12 6 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.32%) UAG
12 6 (0.32%) iptables
13 5 (0.27%) Shibboleth
13 5 (0.27%) vCloud
14 3 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 95 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 66 (3.56%) SCCM
3 44 (2.37%) SCOM
4 40 (2.16%) OVSD
5 35 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 20 (1.08%) OpenView
7 19 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (0.81%) SCOrch
9 14 (0.76%) WSUS
9 14 (0.76%) SCVMM
10 12 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
11 11 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 9 (0.49%) SCSM
13 8 (0.43%) Puppet
13 8 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.43%) MIMEsweeper
13 8 (0.43%) MAILsweeper
14 7 (0.38%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.38%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 405 (21.86%) Microsoft
2 277 (14.95%) HP
3 222 (11.98%) Oracle
4 177 (9.55%) VMware
5 158 (8.53%) Cisco
6 71 (3.83%) Citrix
7 57 (3.08%) Juniper
8 47 (2.54%) McAfee
9 40 (2.16%) NetApp
10 37 (2.00%) F5
11 30 (1.62%) Red Hat
12 24 (1.30%) IBM
13 21 (1.13%) SAP
13 21 (1.13%) CheckPoint
14 20 (1.08%) ArcSight
15 19 (1.03%) BMC
15 19 (1.03%) EMC
15 19 (1.03%) Sourcefire
16 17 (0.92%) Symantec
17 12 (0.65%) AppSense
Hampshire
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Lorien Resourcing
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Hampshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £475 - £635 per day
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Spring Technology
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £481 - £530 per day
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