The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 7 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1161 800 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.51% 9.16% 9.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.95% 39.74% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 381 483
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £191 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 73
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -46.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -30.76%
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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
2372 2013 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.56% 23.05% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1049 1062
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 106 149
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.36 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -41.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.11 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security 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 Security Cleared across the South East region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Security 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 Security Cleared across the South East region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Security 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 Security Cleared within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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 0 622 £354 -3.08% 69
Berkshire -2 255 £400 - 39
Buckinghamshire +24 148 £350 +34.61% 17
Surrey +15 79 £425 - 34
West Sussex -3 16 £613 +75.00% 2
Oxfordshire -15 9 £320 -22.42%
Kent -11 6 £225 -15.09% 8
Middlesex +5 5 £298 -33.88% 6
East Sussex -12 4 £375 - 2
M4 Corridor +2 1 - -
Thames Valley +1 1 £450 -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 1698 (71.52%) SC Cleared
2 640 (26.96%) Windows
3 582 (24.52%) Microsoft
4 572 (24.09%) DV Cleared
5 393 (16.55%) HP
6 346 (14.57%) Oracle
7 287 (12.09%) ITIL
8 273 (11.50%) MS Excel
9 267 (11.25%) SQL
10 244 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 238 (10.03%) .NET
12 232 (9.77%) Project Management
13 230 (9.69%) Active Directory
13 230 (9.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 223 (9.39%) VMware
15 210 (8.85%) UNIX
16 205 (8.64%) Linux
17 204 (8.59%) SharePoint
18 189 (7.96%) ISTQB
19 188 (7.92%) Cisco
20 184 (7.75%) JavaScript
21 182 (7.67%) ASP.NET
22 169 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
23 165 (6.95%) HTML
24 159 (6.70%) MS Exchange
25 158 (6.66%) Finance
26 157 (6.61%) C#
27 154 (6.49%) MS Project
28 152 (6.40%) PRINCE2
29 151 (6.36%) JSP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 204 (8.59%) SharePoint
2 159 (6.70%) MS Exchange
3 62 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
4 54 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 49 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 47 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 41 (1.73%) IIS
8 31 (1.31%) Apache
9 29 (1.22%) Lync
10 26 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.10%) Documentum
11 23 (0.97%) MS Project Server
12 22 (0.93%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
14 19 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.38%) ArcGIS
16 9 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 273 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 154 (6.49%) MS Project
3 147 (6.19%) MS Office
4 36 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.42%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.25%) PaintShop Pro
9 5 (0.21%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.17%) SPSS
11 3 (0.13%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.084%) Simulink
13 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 82 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
3 25 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
7 7 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.21%) SAP SRM
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.13%) HFM
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
12 2 (0.084%) BusinessWorks
12 2 (0.084%) CSG Singleview
12 2 (0.084%) Oracle HRMS
13 1 (0.042%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.72%) SaaS
2 12 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.34%) Office 365
4 7 (0.29%) IaaS
5 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.13%) PaaS
7 3 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 144 (6.07%) Firewall
2 134 (5.64%) SAN
3 121 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 100 (4.21%) DNS
5 75 (3.16%) Network Security
6 74 (3.12%) LAN
7 61 (2.57%) WAN
8 56 (2.36%) SMTP
9 51 (2.15%) Internet
10 50 (2.11%) X.400
11 49 (2.06%) X.500
12 48 (2.02%) LDAP
13 44 (1.85%) DHCP
14 42 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
15 39 (1.64%) HTTP
16 35 (1.47%) VPN
17 32 (1.35%) SSL
18 30 (1.26%) Ethernet
19 28 (1.18%) HTTPS
20 22 (0.93%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 59 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
3 59 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 47 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
6 24 (1.01%) DB2
6 24 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 20 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
7 20 (0.84%) IDOL
8 18 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.76%) OLAP
9 17 (0.72%) EDRMS
9 17 (0.72%) MySQL
9 17 (0.72%) Big Data
10 16 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 16 (0.67%) DTS
Development Applications
1 77 (3.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 41 (1.73%) Subversion
3 30 (1.26%) LoadRunner
4 28 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 27 (1.14%) MSI
5 27 (1.14%) StarTeam
6 25 (1.05%) Eclipse
7 21 (0.88%) Ant
7 21 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 19 (0.80%) JUnit
9 13 (0.55%) TestDirector
9 13 (0.55%) ClearCase
10 12 (0.51%) JIRA
10 12 (0.51%) Maven
11 10 (0.42%) QUnit
11 10 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (0.42%) Selenium
12 9 (0.38%) NUnit
12 9 (0.38%) CruiseControl
12 9 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 158 (6.66%) Finance
2 121 (5.10%) Military
3 101 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 17 (0.72%) Legal
4 17 (0.72%) Billing
5 16 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 14 (0.59%) Electronics
7 12 (0.51%) Publishing
8 9 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.29%) Law
10 5 (0.21%) Back Office
10 5 (0.21%) Retail
10 5 (0.21%) Marketing
11 3 (0.13%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.084%) French Language
12 2 (0.084%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.084%) Banking
13 1 (0.042%) Advertising
13 1 (0.042%) German Language
13 1 (0.042%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 285 (12.01%) Analyst
2 261 (10.99%) Developer
3 198 (8.34%) Architect
4 157 (6.61%) Consultant
5 146 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 89 (3.75%) Test Analyst
7 74 (3.12%) Network Engineer
8 61 (2.57%) Tester
9 60 (2.53%) Support Engineer
10 59 (2.49%) Test Manager
11 48 (2.02%) Administrator
12 47 (1.98%) Technical Architect
13 45 (1.90%) Designer
14 44 (1.85%) Support Analyst
14 44 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
15 43 (1.81%) Java Developer
16 41 (1.73%) Build Engineer
17 39 (1.64%) Test Leader
18 38 (1.60%) Software Engineer
18 38 (1.60%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (10.03%) .NET
2 182 (7.67%) ASP.NET
3 165 (6.95%) HTML
4 151 (6.36%) JSP
5 118 (4.97%) XML
6 76 (3.20%) Web Services
7 34 (1.43%) Application Packaging
8 28 (1.18%) SOAP
8 28 (1.18%) CSS
9 26 (1.10%) Middleware
10 23 (0.97%) .NET Framework
11 21 (0.88%) jQuery
12 20 (0.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 20 (0.84%) Spring
13 19 (0.80%) WCF
14 17 (0.72%) REST
15 15 (0.63%) WDK
16 14 (0.59%) JSON
17 12 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
18 11 (0.46%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 46 (1.94%) Clustering
4 40 (1.68%) PKI
5 35 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 30 (1.26%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.10%) CMDB
8 25 (1.05%) Replication
9 22 (0.93%) CESG
10 20 (0.84%) Open Source
11 15 (0.63%) Economics
12 14 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.51%) Firmware
13 12 (0.51%) Device Driver
14 11 (0.46%) Mathematics
14 11 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.46%) User Experience
15 9 (0.38%) Taxonomies
15 9 (0.38%) RMADS
16 8 (0.34%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 640 (26.96%) Windows
2 244 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 230 (9.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 210 (8.85%) UNIX
5 205 (8.64%) Linux
6 131 (5.52%) Windows 7
7 106 (4.47%) Windows XP
8 47 (1.98%) Windows 2000
9 46 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (1.22%) Android
12 25 (1.05%) Solaris
12 25 (1.05%) CentOS
13 20 (0.84%) Windows Vista
14 19 (0.80%) AIX
15 12 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.46%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (12.09%) ITIL
2 232 (9.77%) Project Management
3 152 (6.40%) PRINCE2
4 145 (6.11%) Migration
5 138 (5.81%) Configuration Management
6 125 (5.27%) CRM
7 123 (5.18%) Service Management
8 114 (4.80%) Test Scripting
9 105 (4.42%) Service Delivery
10 94 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
11 84 (3.54%) Knowledge Management
12 83 (3.50%) Workflow
13 72 (3.03%) Software Engineering
14 69 (2.91%) Change Management
15 66 (2.78%) Risk Management
15 66 (2.78%) Project Planning
16 60 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 60 (2.53%) SOA
17 55 (2.32%) Validation
17 55 (2.32%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 267 (11.25%) SQL
2 184 (7.75%) JavaScript
3 157 (6.61%) C#
4 148 (6.23%) Java
5 102 (4.30%) C
6 101 (4.25%) PowerShell
7 86 (3.62%) VB
8 57 (2.40%) VBScript
9 42 (1.77%) C++
10 41 (1.73%) PL/SQL
11 29 (1.22%) VBA
11 29 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 22 (0.93%) Python
12 22 (0.93%) VB.NET
13 19 (0.80%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.80%) Perl
14 14 (0.59%) PHP
15 13 (0.55%) Ruby
16 6 (0.25%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1698 (71.52%) SC Cleared
2 572 (24.09%) DV Cleared
3 189 (7.96%) ISTQB
4 126 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 105 (4.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 97 (4.09%) Degree
8 77 (3.24%) CCNA
9 71 (2.99%) CCNP
10 70 (2.95%) MCSE
11 68 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 48 (2.02%) ISEB
13 47 (1.98%) MCP
14 39 (1.64%) MCITP
15 35 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 25 (1.05%) BC Cleared
17 23 (0.97%) CISSP
18 21 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 21 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
19 16 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.13%) SLA
2 77 (3.24%) QA
3 35 (1.47%) JSP 440
4 16 (0.67%) BS15000
5 14 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.29%) P3O
7 6 (0.25%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.084%) BS25999
9 2 (0.084%) WCAG
10 1 (0.042%) TickIT
System Software
1 230 (9.69%) Active Directory
2 142 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (2.44%) vSphere
4 42 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 33 (1.39%) VMware ESX
6 33 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 19 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
8 19 (0.80%) vCloud
9 17 (0.72%) NFS
9 17 (0.72%) XenApp
10 13 (0.55%) Nmap
11 11 (0.46%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.38%) Squid
12 9 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.38%) Postfix
12 9 (0.38%) Sendmail
13 6 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 102 (4.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 84 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
3 64 (2.70%) SCCM
4 31 (1.31%) Backup Exec
5 29 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
6 28 (1.18%) HP UCMDB
6 28 (1.18%) SCOM
7 24 (1.01%) OVSD
8 20 (0.84%) Tivoli
9 19 (0.80%) ARCserve
10 17 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 15 (0.63%) NetBackup
11 15 (0.63%) Netcool
12 14 (0.59%) HP SIM
13 13 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (0.55%) Nessus
14 12 (0.51%) Puppet
15 10 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 9 (0.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 582 (24.52%) Microsoft
2 393 (16.55%) HP
3 346 (14.57%) Oracle
4 223 (9.39%) VMware
5 188 (7.92%) Cisco
6 133 (5.60%) Citrix
7 72 (3.03%) McAfee
8 63 (2.65%) Juniper
9 52 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 46 (1.94%) CheckPoint
11 39 (1.64%) Symantec
12 37 (1.56%) IBM
13 36 (1.52%) EMC
14 35 (1.47%) Lumension
15 28 (1.18%) Brocade
16 27 (1.14%) F5
17 26 (1.10%) CA
18 24 (1.01%) NetApp
19 23 (0.97%) Remedy
20 22 (0.93%) Blue Coat
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