The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 7 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1250 850 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.91% 10.16% 9.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.31% 40.75% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 400 502
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £260 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 45
Average hourly rate £40.50 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £13.30 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +16.00%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2535 2086 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.17% 24.93% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1019 1091
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 124 126
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Security Cleared
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +1 612 £340 -5.55% 50
Berkshire +5 307 £375 -6.25% 31
Buckinghamshire -4 167 £325 - 15
Surrey 0 93 £375 -0.66% 26
Middlesex +11 20 £391 +30.41% 6
West Sussex +8 16 £500 +92.30% 6
Oxfordshire +1 10 £325 +3.17% 2
East Sussex -14 5 £425 +17.24% 4
Kent - - - - 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1600 (74.21%) SC Cleared
2 612 (28.39%) Windows
3 492 (22.82%) Microsoft
4 366 (16.98%) DV Cleared
5 269 (12.48%) HP
6 268 (12.43%) SQL
7 257 (11.92%) Oracle
8 242 (11.22%) ITIL
9 234 (10.85%) Active Directory
10 226 (10.48%) MS Excel
11 221 (10.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 219 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 216 (10.02%) .NET
14 204 (9.46%) Linux
15 201 (9.32%) VMware
16 197 (9.14%) Cisco
17 195 (9.04%) SharePoint
18 182 (8.44%) Project Management
19 169 (7.84%) SQL Server
20 157 (7.28%) UNIX
21 155 (7.19%) JavaScript
22 154 (7.14%) Windows XP
23 150 (6.96%) Configuration Management
24 148 (6.86%) Migration
25 145 (6.73%) Telecoms
26 136 (6.31%) Windows 7
27 135 (6.26%) ASP.NET
28 128 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
29 124 (5.75%) MS Office
29 124 (5.75%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 195 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 124 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 94 (4.36%) SharePoint Server
4 68 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 65 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 55 (2.55%) Lync
7 41 (1.90%) IIS
8 34 (1.58%) MS Project Server
9 30 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 26 (1.21%) WebSphere
11 24 (1.11%) Apache
12 23 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
12 23 (1.07%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (0.65%) CMS
15 13 (0.60%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.46%) ArcGIS
17 10 (0.46%) Documentum
Applications
1 226 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 124 (5.75%) MS Office
3 120 (5.57%) MS Project
4 28 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.88%) PaintShop Pro
7 12 (0.56%) Fireworks
7 12 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
8 9 (0.42%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.28%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.046%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 55 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.60%) SAP SRM
3 12 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.28%) HFM
7 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.093%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.046%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 1 (0.046%) TIBCO iProcess
9 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.046%) Retail-J
9 1 (0.046%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.046%) Staffware
9 1 (0.046%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.65%) SaaS
2 11 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.37%) IaaS
4 7 (0.32%) Office 365
5 6 (0.28%) PaaS
6 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 110 (5.10%) Firewall
2 93 (4.31%) DNS
3 81 (3.76%) LAN
4 69 (3.20%) WAN
4 69 (3.20%) SAN
5 66 (3.06%) TCP/IP
6 44 (2.04%) Internet
7 39 (1.81%) DHCP
8 38 (1.76%) VPN
9 37 (1.72%) Network Security
10 31 (1.44%) HTTPS
11 29 (1.35%) SMTP
12 28 (1.30%) MPLS
12 28 (1.30%) Ethernet
12 28 (1.30%) HTTP
13 26 (1.21%) SSL
14 25 (1.16%) LDAP
15 23 (1.07%) NAS
16 20 (0.93%) X.400
16 20 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.53%) Oracle Database
3 45 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
4 42 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 39 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 24 (1.11%) MySQL
8 24 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
11 18 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
11 18 (0.83%) OLAP
12 16 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.74%) IDOL
12 16 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (0.70%) Relational Database
14 12 (0.56%) DTS
15 11 (0.51%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.46%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 68 (3.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 48 (2.23%) Subversion
3 29 (1.35%) Ant
4 28 (1.30%) MSI
4 28 (1.30%) Eclipse
5 24 (1.11%) NUnit
5 24 (1.11%) StarTeam
6 23 (1.07%) ClearCase
7 22 (1.02%) Visual Studio
8 21 (0.97%) GoogleTest
9 20 (0.93%) CppUnit
9 20 (0.93%) LoadRunner
10 18 (0.83%) TestDirector
11 17 (0.79%) SoapUI
12 16 (0.74%) Selenium
13 15 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
14 14 (0.65%) JUnit
14 14 (0.65%) WinRunner
15 12 (0.56%) Rational Rose
15 12 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
General
1 145 (6.73%) Telecoms
2 120 (5.57%) Finance
3 103 (4.78%) Military
4 26 (1.21%) Electronics
5 18 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 13 (0.60%) Publishing
7 12 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.42%) Legal
9 8 (0.37%) Local Government
10 7 (0.32%) Billing
10 7 (0.32%) Avionics
11 5 (0.23%) Banking
11 5 (0.23%) Marketing
12 4 (0.19%) Back Office
13 3 (0.14%) Law
14 2 (0.093%) Retail
15 1 (0.046%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.046%) French Language
15 1 (0.046%) German Language
15 1 (0.046%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 253 (11.73%) Developer
2 244 (11.32%) Analyst
3 189 (8.77%) Consultant
4 169 (7.84%) Architect
5 115 (5.33%) Project Manager
6 96 (4.45%) Test Analyst
7 74 (3.43%) Network Engineer
8 66 (3.06%) Support Engineer
9 58 (2.69%) Tester
10 57 (2.64%) Test Manager
11 51 (2.37%) .NET Developer
11 51 (2.37%) Software Engineer
12 39 (1.81%) Coordinator
13 36 (1.67%) Systems Engineer
14 35 (1.62%) Java Developer
15 34 (1.58%) Wintel Engineer
16 31 (1.44%) Solutions Architect
16 31 (1.44%) 2nd Line Support
16 31 (1.44%) Business Analyst
17 30 (1.39%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (10.02%) .NET
2 135 (6.26%) ASP.NET
3 122 (5.66%) XML
4 118 (5.47%) HTML
5 101 (4.68%) JSP
6 54 (2.50%) Web Services
7 35 (1.62%) Middleware
8 31 (1.44%) SOAP
8 31 (1.44%) CSS
9 29 (1.35%) .NET Framework
10 24 (1.11%) jQuery
11 21 (0.97%) Motif
12 20 (0.93%) J2EE
12 20 (0.93%) Spring
13 14 (0.65%) Flash
14 13 (0.60%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 12 (0.56%) XSLT
15 12 (0.56%) JSON
15 12 (0.56%) Java EE
15 12 (0.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 64 (2.97%) Management Information System
2 46 (2.13%) Replication
3 39 (1.81%) Blackberry
4 29 (1.35%) CESG
5 28 (1.30%) PKI
6 24 (1.11%) Clustering
7 17 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 16 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 14 (0.65%) Data Integration
9 14 (0.65%) CMDB
10 13 (0.60%) Derivative
10 13 (0.60%) SCORM
10 13 (0.60%) E-Learning
10 13 (0.60%) Open Source
11 10 (0.46%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.46%) Cryptography
11 10 (0.46%) Economics
12 9 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.37%) Handset
13 8 (0.37%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 612 (28.39%) Windows
2 221 (10.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 219 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 204 (9.46%) Linux
5 157 (7.28%) UNIX
6 154 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 136 (6.31%) Windows 7
8 58 (2.69%) Windows 2000
9 36 (1.67%) Android
10 21 (0.97%) Windows Vista
10 21 (0.97%) Solaris
11 18 (0.83%) AIX
12 15 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.56%) CentOS
15 11 (0.51%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.37%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (11.22%) ITIL
2 182 (8.44%) Project Management
3 150 (6.96%) Configuration Management
4 148 (6.86%) Migration
5 118 (5.47%) PRINCE2
6 116 (5.38%) Test Scripting
7 90 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 87 (4.04%) Validation
9 81 (3.76%) Service Delivery
10 75 (3.48%) Service Management
11 66 (3.06%) Workflow
12 64 (2.97%) UML
13 63 (2.92%) Software Testing
14 60 (2.78%) Change Management
14 60 (2.78%) Test Strategy
15 58 (2.69%) Knowledge Management
15 58 (2.69%) Project Planning
16 50 (2.32%) OO
17 47 (2.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (2.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 268 (12.43%) SQL
2 155 (7.19%) JavaScript
3 120 (5.57%) Java
4 107 (4.96%) C#
5 91 (4.22%) C
6 79 (3.66%) C++
7 71 (3.29%) VB
8 59 (2.74%) PowerShell
9 56 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 44 (2.04%) Python
11 41 (1.90%) VB.NET
12 33 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.44%) VBScript
14 29 (1.35%) Shell Script
15 27 (1.25%) Perl
16 23 (1.07%) VBA
17 13 (0.60%) ActionScript
17 13 (0.60%) MATLAB
17 13 (0.60%) ActionScript 2.0
18 9 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1600 (74.21%) SC Cleared
2 366 (16.98%) DV Cleared
3 92 (4.27%) ISTQB
4 86 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (2.69%) Degree
6 54 (2.50%) CCNP
7 53 (2.46%) CCNA
8 48 (2.23%) ISEB
9 35 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 25 (1.16%) MCSE
12 19 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.88%) BC Cleared
13 18 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
14 17 (0.79%) MCP
15 15 (0.70%) CISSP
16 11 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.42%) CCIE
18 8 (0.37%) CISM
19 7 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (2.97%) SLA
2 41 (1.90%) QA
3 12 (0.56%) JSP 440
4 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.23%) BS15000
5 5 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.14%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.14%) DO-254
7 3 (0.14%) ARP4754
7 3 (0.14%) ARP4761
8 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 234 (10.85%) Active Directory
2 128 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 34 (1.58%) XenApp
5 25 (1.16%) VMware ESX
6 23 (1.07%) NFS
7 22 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.88%) vSphere
10 18 (0.83%) Nmap
11 14 (0.65%) vCloud
12 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (0.56%) UAG
14 11 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 9 (0.42%) Sendmail
15 9 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
18 6 (0.28%) DFS Replication
18 6 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 92 (4.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 83 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
3 77 (3.57%) SCCM
4 30 (1.39%) SCOM
5 28 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
6 20 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 19 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 19 (0.88%) Backup Exec
8 18 (0.83%) Nessus
9 17 (0.79%) WSUS
9 17 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 16 (0.74%) OVSD
11 11 (0.51%) Netcool
12 10 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
12 10 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
13 9 (0.42%) OpenView
14 8 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.28%) HP SIM
15 6 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 492 (22.82%) Microsoft
2 269 (12.48%) HP
3 257 (11.92%) Oracle
4 201 (9.32%) VMware
5 197 (9.14%) Cisco
6 121 (5.61%) Citrix
7 72 (3.34%) McAfee
8 55 (2.55%) Juniper
9 43 (1.99%) NetApp
10 39 (1.81%) EMC
11 37 (1.72%) Symantec
12 35 (1.62%) CheckPoint
13 30 (1.39%) Adobe
14 29 (1.35%) Blue Coat
15 25 (1.16%) IBM
16 24 (1.11%) CA
17 22 (1.02%) Remedy
18 20 (0.93%) SAP
18 20 (0.93%) Red Hat
18 20 (0.93%) Brocade
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