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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 8 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1155 623 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.68% 7.26% 6.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.31% 29.98% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 289 195
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £208 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.48% -5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 19 61
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -45.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.00 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -43.54%
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
2865 2078 1803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.97% 24.23% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1047 777
Average daily rate £375 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 92 167
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 +2 627 £370 +5.71% 56
Berkshire +4 190 £425 +13.33% 32
Buckinghamshire +14 151 £350 -7.89% 10
Surrey +26 128 £450 +20.00% 14
West Sussex -6 16 £290 -47.27% 8
Kent +4 10 £363 -23.68% 5
Oxfordshire -21 4 £411 -0.36% 2
Middlesex -9 3 £335 -4.96%
Home Counties -1 2 £463 -
East Sussex -10 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1981 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 502 (25.34%) Windows
3 484 (24.43%) Microsoft
4 297 (14.99%) DV Cleared
5 291 (14.69%) ITIL
6 283 (14.29%) HP
7 260 (13.12%) Oracle
8 242 (12.22%) Linux
9 240 (12.12%) Project Management
10 234 (11.81%) SQL
11 230 (11.61%) UNIX
12 219 (11.06%) MS Excel
13 213 (10.75%) VMware
14 210 (10.60%) Active Directory
15 207 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 165 (8.33%) Cisco
17 163 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
18 154 (7.77%) .NET
18 154 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
19 145 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
20 138 (6.97%) HTML
21 134 (6.76%) SharePoint
22 130 (6.56%) Configuration Management
23 129 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
24 128 (6.46%) JavaScript
25 123 (6.21%) MS Project
25 123 (6.21%) MS Exchange
26 122 (6.16%) PRINCE2
26 122 (6.16%) ISTQB
26 122 (6.16%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 134 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 123 (6.21%) MS Exchange
3 53 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 49 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 34 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (1.41%) Lync
7 28 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 27 (1.36%) IIS
9 24 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
9 24 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 18 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (0.86%) JBoss
12 16 (0.81%) Documentum
13 15 (0.76%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.71%) MS Project Server
14 14 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (0.56%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 219 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 123 (6.21%) MS Project
3 108 (5.45%) MS Office
4 40 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.71%) SPSS
6 11 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.40%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.050%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 83 (4.19%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.15%) assyst
6 3 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.10%) HFM
8 1 (0.050%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.050%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.050%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.66%) Office 365
2 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.35%) IaaS
4 7 (0.35%) SaaS
5 5 (0.25%) PaaS
6 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 115 (5.81%) Firewall
2 86 (4.34%) SAN
3 80 (4.04%) LAN
4 77 (3.89%) TCP/IP
5 69 (3.48%) WAN
6 65 (3.28%) DNS
7 63 (3.18%) Network Security
8 55 (2.78%) Internet
9 49 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (2.27%) VPN
10 45 (2.27%) DHCP
11 41 (2.07%) SSL
12 39 (1.97%) SMTP
13 32 (1.62%) OSPF
14 26 (1.31%) SMS
15 25 (1.26%) Ethernet
16 23 (1.16%) IPsec
17 20 (1.01%) Wireless
18 18 (0.91%) MPLS
18 18 (0.91%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.63%) Oracle Database
3 61 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
4 37 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 31 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (1.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 22 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
9 20 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
10 18 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
11 17 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
12 15 (0.76%) MySQL
13 14 (0.71%) Ingres
14 12 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
14 12 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.50%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 66 (3.33%) Subversion
2 44 (2.22%) ClearCase
3 38 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.56%) GoogleTest
4 31 (1.56%) NUnit
5 30 (1.51%) CppUnit
5 30 (1.51%) Ant
6 28 (1.41%) Visual Studio
6 28 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
7 25 (1.26%) Maven
7 25 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 24 (1.21%) ClearQuest
9 23 (1.16%) JUnit
9 23 (1.16%) CruiseControl
10 20 (1.01%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.66%) LoadRunner
11 13 (0.66%) StarTeam
12 12 (0.61%) Selenium
12 12 (0.61%) Rational Rose
13 11 (0.56%) JMeter
General
1 103 (5.20%) Finance
2 102 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 68 (3.43%) Military
4 25 (1.26%) Publishing
5 13 (0.66%) Billing
6 10 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.45%) Legal
8 7 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.25%) Back Office
10 4 (0.20%) Banking
11 3 (0.15%) Marketing
11 3 (0.15%) Electronics
11 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.10%) Law
12 2 (0.10%) Advertising
13 1 (0.050%) French Language
13 1 (0.050%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.050%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.050%) Retail
13 1 (0.050%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 235 (11.86%) Developer
2 220 (11.11%) Analyst
3 173 (8.73%) Architect
4 156 (7.87%) Project Manager
5 115 (5.81%) Consultant
6 64 (3.23%) Test Analyst
7 63 (3.18%) Support Engineer
8 55 (2.78%) Network Engineer
9 54 (2.73%) Support Analyst
10 44 (2.22%) Java Developer
11 42 (2.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 41 (2.07%) Software Engineer
13 39 (1.97%) Security Engineer
14 38 (1.92%) Tester
15 37 (1.87%) 2nd Line Support
16 36 (1.82%) Administrator
17 35 (1.77%) 1st Line Support
18 33 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
18 33 (1.67%) Wintel Engineer
19 32 (1.62%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (7.77%) .NET
2 138 (6.97%) HTML
3 118 (5.96%) ASP.NET
4 107 (5.40%) JSP
5 93 (4.69%) XML
6 40 (2.02%) CSS
7 33 (1.67%) jQuery
8 30 (1.51%) Web Services
9 29 (1.46%) Ajax
10 27 (1.36%) Motif
11 23 (1.16%) WCF
12 17 (0.86%) wxWidgets
12 17 (0.86%) Middleware
12 17 (0.86%) SAML
13 16 (0.81%) Spring
14 15 (0.76%) Application Packaging
15 13 (0.66%) SOAP
16 12 (0.61%) J2EE
16 12 (0.61%) OAuth
16 12 (0.61%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 163 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.03%) PKI
3 53 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.22%) Smart Meter
5 32 (1.62%) Blackberry
6 27 (1.36%) Clustering
7 25 (1.26%) Economics
7 25 (1.26%) Open Source
8 21 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 18 (0.91%) CESG
10 14 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.66%) Replication
11 13 (0.66%) SecurID
12 12 (0.61%) Derivative
13 10 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.50%) PMI
14 9 (0.45%) Statistics
14 9 (0.45%) SCADA
15 8 (0.40%) CMDB
16 7 (0.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 502 (25.34%) Windows
2 242 (12.22%) Linux
3 230 (11.61%) UNIX
4 207 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 154 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 122 (6.16%) Windows 7
7 61 (3.08%) Windows XP
8 58 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.16%) Solaris
11 20 (1.01%) Windows 2000
12 18 (0.91%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.76%) Android
14 14 (0.71%) CentOS
14 14 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 13 (0.66%) AIX
16 11 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (0.45%) VMS
18 8 (0.40%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (14.69%) ITIL
2 240 (12.12%) Project Management
3 130 (6.56%) Configuration Management
4 122 (6.16%) PRINCE2
5 101 (5.10%) Service Management
6 89 (4.49%) Service Delivery
7 87 (4.39%) Migration
8 84 (4.24%) Test Scripting
9 81 (4.09%) Change Management
10 76 (3.84%) Knowledge Management
11 72 (3.63%) Software Engineering
12 71 (3.58%) Agile Software Development
13 60 (3.03%) Incident Management
14 58 (2.93%) Workflow
15 57 (2.88%) Project Planning
16 55 (2.78%) Validation
17 53 (2.68%) SOA
18 52 (2.62%) Stakeholder Management
19 51 (2.57%) UML
20 48 (2.42%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 234 (11.81%) SQL
2 128 (6.46%) JavaScript
3 120 (6.06%) C
4 110 (5.55%) Java
5 101 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 83 (4.19%) C#
7 61 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 57 (2.88%) C++
9 40 (2.02%) Shell Script
9 40 (2.02%) Python
10 39 (1.97%) VBScript
11 37 (1.87%) VB
12 26 (1.31%) VBA
13 19 (0.96%) Perl
14 14 (0.71%) Ruby
15 13 (0.66%) PHP
16 10 (0.50%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.40%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.30%) Bash Shell
19 3 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 1981 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 297 (14.99%) DV Cleared
3 145 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 122 (6.16%) ISTQB
5 119 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (4.69%) MCSE
7 87 (4.39%) Degree
8 83 (4.19%) CCNP
9 71 (3.58%) MCP
10 58 (2.93%) CCNA
11 56 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 55 (2.78%) MCITP
13 49 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 42 (2.12%) CISSP
15 35 (1.77%) ISEB
16 28 (1.41%) MCSA
17 23 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 20 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 19 (0.96%) PMI Certification
20 18 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.44%) SLA
2 34 (1.72%) QA
3 24 (1.21%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.56%) BS15000
6 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.20%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.20%) TickIT
9 3 (0.15%) COBIT
9 3 (0.15%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.10%) P3O
11 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.050%) BS25999
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 210 (10.60%) Active Directory
2 129 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.02%) vSphere
5 30 (1.51%) VMware ESX
6 21 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
6 21 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
7 18 (0.91%) Firmware
8 15 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.56%) Nmap
11 9 (0.45%) XenApp
11 9 (0.45%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.35%) NFS
13 6 (0.30%) Sendmail
14 5 (0.25%) Snort
14 5 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.25%) vCloud
15 3 (0.15%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 53 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
2 47 (2.37%) SCCM
3 40 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 32 (1.62%) Backup Exec
5 29 (1.46%) OVSD
6 22 (1.11%) SCOM
6 22 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (0.91%) Tivoli
7 18 (0.91%) Ansible
8 17 (0.86%) ARCserve
9 14 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (0.56%) Nessus
10 11 (0.56%) HP SIM
10 11 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
11 8 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
11 8 (0.40%) Puppet
12 7 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.35%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.30%) MIMEsweeper
13 6 (0.30%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 484 (24.43%) Microsoft
2 283 (14.29%) HP
3 260 (13.12%) Oracle
4 213 (10.75%) VMware
5 165 (8.33%) Cisco
6 118 (5.96%) Citrix
7 82 (4.14%) Red Hat
8 71 (3.58%) McAfee
9 60 (3.03%) Juniper
10 52 (2.62%) CheckPoint
11 43 (2.17%) IBM
12 38 (1.92%) CA
12 38 (1.92%) NetApp
13 34 (1.72%) Symantec
13 34 (1.72%) F5
14 22 (1.11%) Blue Coat
15 21 (1.06%) Lumension
16 20 (1.01%) Sophos
16 20 (1.01%) Cognos
17 16 (0.81%) Remedy
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