The first table below looks at the demand for BC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BC Cleared over the 3 months to 1 August 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 West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Basic Check (BC) Clearance
Rank 139 95 128
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +33
Contract jobs citing BC Cleared 3 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.099% 0.75% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 2.46% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £400 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +73.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £339 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £104.00 £13.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+679.02% -66.62%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
853 650 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.05% 30.36% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 363 413
Average daily rate £375 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 44 63
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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BC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

BC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BC Cleared across the South West region.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the South West

BC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BC Cleared across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

BC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

BC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BC Cleared across the South West region.

BC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

BC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BC Cleared within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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BC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing BC 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 BC Cleared.

1 13 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) MS Office
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) TestNG
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Maven
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (15.38%) SAP
4 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) MS Project
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) CISM
5 1 (7.69%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing BC 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 BC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) TestNG
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) UAT Tester
2 2 (15.38%) PMO Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Transition Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
1 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
1 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
2 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
2 2 (15.38%) BDD
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
2 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CISM
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft