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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 6 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1328 932 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.48% 11.06% 7.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.06% 44.55% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 401 262
Average daily rate
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£393 £357 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.02% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 39 50
Average hourly rate £18.50 £26.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.84% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.33 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £49.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -39.49%
Security 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
2551 2092 1597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.82% 24.84% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 991 728
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 £222 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 129
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 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 0 676 £375 +7.14% 80
Berkshire +3 301 £450 +20.00% 76
Buckinghamshire +10 158 £350 -2.77% 10
Surrey +11 105 £428 +14.00% 31
West Sussex -9 26 £290 -44.49% 6
Oxfordshire -10 16 £500 +28.94% 2
East Sussex -17 6 £450 +20.00%
Kent -9 4 £350 - 3
Home Counties - 2 £450 -
Middlesex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 2023 (73.35%) SC Cleared
2 774 (28.06%) Windows
3 709 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 709 (25.71%) DV Cleared
4 397 (14.39%) ITIL
5 392 (14.21%) VMware
6 366 (13.27%) HP
7 356 (12.91%) Linux
8 355 (12.87%) SQL
9 349 (12.65%) Active Directory
10 323 (11.71%) Oracle
11 321 (11.64%) Project Management
12 316 (11.46%) MS Excel
13 296 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 253 (9.17%) UNIX
15 230 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
16 228 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
17 217 (7.87%) PowerShell
18 212 (7.69%) Configuration Management
19 211 (7.65%) Cisco
20 210 (7.61%) Firewall
21 201 (7.29%) Windows 7
22 200 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
23 192 (6.96%) .NET
24 186 (6.74%) Migration
25 173 (6.27%) MS Office
26 171 (6.20%) SharePoint
26 171 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
27 170 (6.16%) Finance
28 168 (6.09%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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
1 171 (6.20%) SharePoint
2 163 (5.91%) MS Exchange
3 72 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 69 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 41 (1.49%) IIS
5 41 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 40 (1.45%) Lync
7 38 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 38 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
9 30 (1.09%) Documentum
9 30 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 28 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 24 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
12 23 (0.83%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.69%) JBoss
13 19 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 18 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.62%) Apache
16 16 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 316 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 173 (6.27%) MS Office
3 130 (4.71%) MS Project
4 46 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.58%) SPSS
7 10 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.33%) PaintShop Pro
9 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.073%) Simulink
12 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.036%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 80 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.25%) assyst
6 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.11%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.073%) HFM
9 2 (0.073%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.073%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.036%) SAP PSCD
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
1 19 (0.69%) SaaS
1 19 (0.69%) Office 365
2 14 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.36%) OpenShift
4 8 (0.29%) IaaS
4 8 (0.29%) PaaS
5 6 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.073%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 210 (7.61%) Firewall
2 120 (4.35%) SAN
3 103 (3.73%) LAN
3 103 (3.73%) TCP/IP
4 93 (3.37%) WAN
5 84 (3.05%) Internet
6 80 (2.90%) DNS
7 71 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
8 67 (2.43%) Network Security
9 57 (2.07%) SSL
10 55 (1.99%) SMTP
11 53 (1.92%) DHCP
12 45 (1.63%) VPN
13 38 (1.38%) OSPF
14 34 (1.23%) X.400
14 34 (1.23%) X.500
15 30 (1.09%) SMS
16 26 (0.94%) Wireshark
17 25 (0.91%) Wireless
17 25 (0.91%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 89 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 66 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
4 37 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 33 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 26 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 26 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
10 24 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
11 22 (0.80%) MySQL
12 20 (0.73%) Ingres
13 19 (0.69%) EDRMS
14 17 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
15 15 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
16 13 (0.47%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 89 (3.23%) Subversion
2 65 (2.36%) ClearCase
3 59 (2.14%) MSI
4 56 (2.03%) Jenkins
5 52 (1.89%) StarTeam
6 48 (1.74%) Ant
7 46 (1.67%) NUnit
8 45 (1.63%) GoogleTest
9 44 (1.60%) CppUnit
9 44 (1.60%) Visual Studio
10 37 (1.34%) CruiseControl
11 33 (1.20%) JUnit
11 33 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 32 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
12 32 (1.16%) Maven
13 31 (1.12%) ClearQuest
14 25 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
15 22 (0.80%) Git (software)
16 20 (0.73%) Selenium
17 19 (0.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 170 (6.16%) Finance
2 144 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 87 (3.15%) Military
4 31 (1.12%) Publishing
5 17 (0.62%) Billing
5 17 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 13 (0.47%) Aerospace
7 12 (0.44%) Marketing
8 11 (0.40%) Legal
9 8 (0.29%) Electronics
10 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.11%) Banking
11 3 (0.11%) Retail
12 2 (0.073%) Law
12 2 (0.073%) Advertising
12 2 (0.073%) Back Office
12 2 (0.073%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.073%) Avionics
13 1 (0.036%) French Language
13 1 (0.036%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 332 (12.04%) Developer
2 269 (9.75%) Analyst
3 223 (8.09%) Architect
4 177 (6.42%) Consultant
5 170 (6.16%) Project Manager
6 93 (3.37%) Support Engineer
7 75 (2.72%) Test Analyst
8 73 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 65 (2.36%) Software Engineer
9 65 (2.36%) Network Engineer
10 58 (2.10%) Support Analyst
11 57 (2.07%) Security Engineer
12 49 (1.78%) Administrator
13 48 (1.74%) Java Developer
14 45 (1.63%) Solutions Architect
15 44 (1.60%) Designer
15 44 (1.60%) 1st Line Support
16 43 (1.56%) 2nd Line Support
16 43 (1.56%) Tester
17 41 (1.49%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (6.96%) .NET
2 162 (5.87%) HTML
3 133 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 130 (4.71%) XML
5 121 (4.39%) JSP
6 55 (1.99%) CSS
7 46 (1.67%) Web Services
7 46 (1.67%) jQuery
8 40 (1.45%) Ajax
9 38 (1.38%) Motif
10 28 (1.02%) Middleware
10 28 (1.02%) SAML
11 26 (0.94%) Application Packaging
12 22 (0.80%) WCF
12 22 (0.80%) OAuth
12 22 (0.80%) OpenID
13 21 (0.76%) WDK
14 20 (0.73%) wxWidgets
15 19 (0.69%) .NET Framework
15 19 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 230 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (3.88%) PKI
3 79 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 50 (1.81%) Open Source
5 47 (1.70%) Smart Meter
6 41 (1.49%) Clustering
7 40 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 27 (0.98%) Economics
9 23 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 22 (0.80%) Replication
11 21 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.69%) Device Driver
13 18 (0.65%) CESG
14 17 (0.62%) Derivative
15 15 (0.54%) SecurID
16 14 (0.51%) User Experience
17 12 (0.44%) PMI
17 12 (0.44%) Statistics
18 10 (0.36%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 774 (28.06%) Windows
2 356 (12.91%) Linux
3 296 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 253 (9.17%) UNIX
5 201 (7.29%) Windows 7
6 200 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 92 (3.34%) Windows XP
8 86 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 82 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (1.49%) Windows Vista
11 39 (1.41%) Solaris
12 32 (1.16%) Windows 8
13 28 (1.02%) CentOS
14 25 (0.91%) AIX
15 21 (0.76%) Windows 2000
16 17 (0.62%) VMS
17 16 (0.58%) Android
18 14 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
19 13 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
20 10 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (14.39%) ITIL
2 321 (11.64%) Project Management
3 212 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 186 (6.74%) Migration
5 147 (5.33%) Service Management
6 142 (5.15%) PRINCE2
7 125 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
8 120 (4.35%) Test Scripting
9 118 (4.28%) Service Delivery
10 114 (4.13%) Software Engineering
11 103 (3.73%) Change Management
12 89 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
13 84 (3.05%) UML
14 80 (2.90%) Incident Management
15 78 (2.83%) Workflow
16 72 (2.61%) Integration Testing
17 67 (2.43%) Project Planning
17 67 (2.43%) Stakeholder Management
18 66 (2.39%) Validation
18 66 (2.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 355 (12.87%) SQL
2 217 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 164 (5.95%) Java
4 161 (5.84%) JavaScript
4 161 (5.84%) C
5 102 (3.70%) C#
6 101 (3.66%) C++
7 87 (3.15%) VBScript
8 80 (2.90%) PL/SQL
9 56 (2.03%) Python
10 54 (1.96%) VB
11 53 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 40 (1.45%) Bash Shell
13 35 (1.27%) VBA
14 25 (0.91%) Perl
15 22 (0.80%) Ruby
16 21 (0.76%) PHP
17 14 (0.51%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.33%) T-SQL
19 5 (0.18%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2023 (73.35%) SC Cleared
2 709 (25.71%) DV Cleared
3 171 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 140 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 121 (4.39%) ISTQB
6 107 (3.88%) Degree
7 101 (3.66%) MCSE
8 87 (3.15%) CCNP
9 74 (2.68%) MCP
10 70 (2.54%) CCNA
11 69 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 63 (2.28%) CISSP
13 58 (2.10%) MCITP
14 50 (1.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 40 (1.45%) ISEB
16 36 (1.31%) BC Cleared
16 36 (1.31%) MCSA
17 28 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 23 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (0.83%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (4.02%) SLA
2 42 (1.52%) QA
3 25 (0.91%) JSP 440
4 22 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.29%) BS15000
6 8 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.29%) DO-178B
7 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.18%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.18%) TickIT
9 3 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.073%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.073%) P3O
10 2 (0.073%) ARP4761
10 2 (0.073%) DO-254
10 2 (0.073%) ARP4754
11 1 (0.036%) BS25999
11 1 (0.036%) WAI
11 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 349 (12.65%) Active Directory
2 228 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 68 (2.47%) vSphere
5 32 (1.16%) VMware ESX
5 32 (1.16%) XenApp
5 32 (1.16%) XenDesktop
6 31 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
7 26 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (0.83%) Firmware
10 19 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
12 16 (0.58%) vCloud
13 10 (0.36%) Nmap
14 9 (0.33%) NFS
15 8 (0.29%) Xen
16 7 (0.25%) Sendmail
17 6 (0.22%) Snort
17 6 (0.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 150 (5.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 98 (3.55%) SCCM
3 81 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
4 41 (1.49%) SCOM
5 34 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 31 (1.12%) Tivoli
7 25 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 24 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
9 22 (0.80%) OVSD
10 19 (0.69%) Ansible
11 18 (0.65%) ARCserve
12 17 (0.62%) Puppet
13 13 (0.47%) FortiGate
14 12 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
15 10 (0.36%) Netcool
15 10 (0.36%) Nessus
15 10 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
16 9 (0.33%) HP SIM
16 9 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 709 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 392 (14.21%) VMware
3 366 (13.27%) HP
4 323 (11.71%) Oracle
5 211 (7.65%) Cisco
6 168 (6.09%) Citrix
7 104 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 99 (3.59%) McAfee
9 76 (2.76%) Juniper
10 69 (2.50%) CheckPoint
11 58 (2.10%) IBM
12 57 (2.07%) Lumension
13 55 (1.99%) F5
14 54 (1.96%) NetApp
15 42 (1.52%) Symantec
15 42 (1.52%) CA
16 37 (1.34%) Remedy
17 30 (1.09%) Cognos
18 28 (1.02%) SAP
19 24 (0.87%) Blue Coat
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