The table below looks at the statistics for SC 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 SC Cleared over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 5 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 477 293 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.63% 13.09% 9.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.52% 45.71% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 165 152
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£390 £367 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.27% +0.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £11.80 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
983 641 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.14% 28.64% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 359 430
Average daily rate £395 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 50 71
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.36 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.58% -40.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.55 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SC 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 SC Cleared across the South West region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SC 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 SC Cleared across the South West region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

SC 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 SC Cleared within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 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
Somerset +7 110 £400 +21.21% 13
Devon +1 94 £390 -0.31% 3
Wiltshire -3 94 £375 +8.45% 21
Bristol -9 72 £363 -1.21% 17
Gloucestershire +6 59 £315 -40.00% 12
Dorset +17 24 £438 +6.70% 2
Avon - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 919 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 179 (19.48%) Microsoft
3 160 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (16.10%) SQL
5 132 (14.36%) Windows
6 127 (13.82%) ITIL
7 125 (13.60%) Project Management
8 115 (12.51%) Scrum
9 99 (10.77%) C#
10 94 (10.23%) .NET
11 85 (9.25%) SQL Server
12 81 (8.81%) MS Excel
13 80 (8.71%) PRINCE2
14 73 (7.94%) SharePoint
15 71 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
16 70 (7.62%) LAN
17 69 (7.51%) Linux
18 66 (7.18%) Oracle
19 64 (6.96%) Unit Testing
20 63 (6.86%) Firewall
21 62 (6.75%) Cisco
22 61 (6.64%) WAN
22 61 (6.64%) Risk Management
23 60 (6.53%) DV Cleared
24 59 (6.42%) Finance
25 58 (6.31%) Management Information System
26 57 (6.20%) SLA
27 56 (6.09%) Service Delivery
28 54 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
29 53 (5.77%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 73 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 22 (2.39%) MS Exchange
4 20 (2.18%) K2 blackpearl
4 20 (2.18%) Apache
5 15 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.87%) IIS
7 7 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.44%) Lync
11 3 (0.33%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.22%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.22%) Drupal
12 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 81 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.13%) MS Project
3 33 (3.59%) MS Office
4 8 (0.87%) Simulink
5 5 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.44%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.22%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.22%) Windchill
9 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (3.05%) Summit
2 15 (1.63%) assyst
3 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.54%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle ASCP
8 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.09%) IaaS
3 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Office 365
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (7.62%) LAN
2 63 (6.86%) Firewall
3 61 (6.64%) WAN
4 35 (3.81%) MPLS
5 34 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 29 (3.16%) TCP/IP
6 29 (3.16%) SAN
7 25 (2.72%) OSPF
8 19 (2.07%) BGP
9 16 (1.74%) Internet
10 15 (1.63%) DNS
10 15 (1.63%) SNMP
11 13 (1.41%) Telnet
11 13 (1.41%) VPN
11 13 (1.41%) FTP
12 12 (1.31%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (1.20%) DHCP
13 11 (1.20%) Network Security
14 8 (0.87%) LDAP
15 7 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.48%) Oracle Database
3 31 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 19 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.41%) MS Access
10 11 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.76%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.65%) Big Data
15 5 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
15 5 (0.54%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
17 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
17 2 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 54 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (3.05%) Selenium
3 22 (2.39%) Visual Studio
4 17 (1.85%) SpecFlow
4 17 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (1.41%) MSI
5 13 (1.41%) JMeter
5 13 (1.41%) WATIR
5 13 (1.41%) WebDriver
6 7 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.76%) Hudson
6 7 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (0.54%) ClearCase
8 5 (0.54%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.54%) MSTest
9 4 (0.44%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.44%) NUnit
10 2 (0.22%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (6.42%) Finance
2 47 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 43 (4.68%) Back Office
4 42 (4.57%) Military
5 14 (1.52%) Avionics
6 12 (1.31%) Front Office
7 10 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.98%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.87%) Automotive
10 7 (0.76%) Publishing
11 4 (0.44%) Legal
12 2 (0.22%) Marketing
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 161 (17.52%) Developer
2 115 (12.51%) Analyst
3 85 (9.25%) Project Manager
4 64 (6.96%) Consultant
5 62 (6.75%) .NET Developer
6 48 (5.22%) Architect
7 40 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 36 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 35 (3.81%) Administrator
10 34 (3.70%) SQL Developer
11 33 (3.59%) Business Analyst
12 32 (3.48%) DBA
13 27 (2.94%) SQL DBA
13 27 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (2.61%) Tester
15 22 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (2.29%) Senior Test Analyst
17 20 (2.18%) Team Leader
18 19 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
19 18 (1.96%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (10.23%) .NET
2 46 (5.01%) ASP.NET
3 36 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (3.81%) JSP
5 27 (2.94%) Web Services
6 26 (2.83%) .NET Framework
6 26 (2.83%) CSS
7 25 (2.72%) HTML
8 21 (2.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 20 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 18 (1.96%) CSS3
11 17 (1.85%) HTML5
12 12 (1.31%) Gherkin
13 10 (1.09%) REST
14 9 (0.98%) WPF
15 7 (0.76%) LAMP
15 7 (0.76%) Middleware
16 6 (0.65%) jQuery
16 6 (0.65%) WCF
17 5 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.31%) Management Information System
2 41 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (2.72%) RMADS
4 23 (2.50%) GIS
5 20 (2.18%) Clustering
6 18 (1.96%) CMDB
7 17 (1.85%) CESG
7 17 (1.85%) Open Source
8 16 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.74%) CESG CLAS
8 16 (1.74%) Statistics
9 12 (1.31%) Visualisation
10 9 (0.98%) Web 2.0
10 9 (0.98%) Economics
11 8 (0.87%) Reference Data
12 7 (0.76%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.65%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.65%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.65%) User Experience
14 5 (0.54%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 132 (14.36%) Windows
2 69 (7.51%) Linux
3 44 (4.79%) Windows 7
4 38 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (3.92%) UNIX
6 25 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.52%) Solaris
8 13 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.76%) CentOS
11 5 (0.54%) HPUX
12 4 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
13 2 (0.22%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.11%) zOS
14 1 (0.11%) Android
14 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (13.82%) ITIL
3 125 (13.60%) Project Management
4 115 (12.51%) Scrum
5 80 (8.71%) PRINCE2
6 71 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 64 (6.96%) Unit Testing
8 61 (6.64%) Risk Management
9 56 (6.09%) Service Delivery
10 53 (5.77%) Test Scripting
11 48 (5.22%) Service Management
12 47 (5.11%) Information Security
13 42 (4.57%) Software Engineering
14 40 (4.35%) Migration
15 38 (4.13%) Software Testing
16 37 (4.03%) UML
17 34 (3.70%) SOA
17 34 (3.70%) Configuration Management
17 34 (3.70%) Information Assurance
18 33 (3.59%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (16.10%) SQL
2 99 (10.77%) C#
3 45 (4.90%) Java
4 43 (4.68%) T-SQL
5 33 (3.59%) JavaScript
6 31 (3.37%) PowerShell
6 31 (3.37%) C++
7 28 (3.05%) C
8 21 (2.29%) MATLAB
9 17 (1.85%) Python
10 16 (1.74%) Ruby
11 15 (1.63%) PHP
12 14 (1.52%) Perl
12 14 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.09%) ABAP
15 8 (0.87%) VBScript
16 5 (0.54%) Korn
16 5 (0.54%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.44%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 919 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.53%) DV Cleared
3 51 (5.55%) ISEB
4 47 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (4.46%) ISTQB
6 37 (4.03%) CCNP
7 36 (3.92%) Degree
8 33 (3.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 21 (2.29%) MCP
10 21 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (2.07%) CISSP
12 16 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (1.52%) CCIE
14 13 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 10 (1.09%) CCNA
17 7 (0.76%) MCSE
17 7 (0.76%) MCTS
18 6 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.20%) SLA
2 31 (3.37%) ISO 9001
2 31 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.05%) ISO 14001
4 23 (2.50%) DO-178B
5 21 (2.29%) JSP 440
6 10 (1.09%) QA
7 2 (0.22%) DO-254
8 1 (0.11%) BS15000
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 16 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.98%) vSphere
6 7 (0.76%) Samba
6 7 (0.76%) XenServer
7 6 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.65%) XenApp
7 6 (0.65%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.65%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.54%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.22%) vCloud
11 1 (0.11%) NFS
11 1 (0.11%) Nmap
11 1 (0.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 31 (3.37%) SCCM
2 17 (1.85%) Data Guard
3 10 (1.09%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.98%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 9 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.98%) Puppet
5 7 (0.76%) Salt
5 7 (0.76%) AppDNA
6 6 (0.65%) WSUS
6 6 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.33%) SCOM
9 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.22%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.22%) Netcool
9 2 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.22%) OpenView
9 2 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 179 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 66 (7.18%) Oracle
3 62 (6.75%) Cisco
4 52 (5.66%) SAP
5 43 (4.68%) VMware
6 29 (3.16%) Citrix
7 26 (2.83%) HP
8 21 (2.29%) Red Hat
8 21 (2.29%) Juniper
9 18 (1.96%) SolarWinds
9 18 (1.96%) Remedy
10 12 (1.31%) IBM
11 11 (1.20%) Symantec
12 10 (1.09%) CheckPoint
13 9 (0.98%) EMC
13 9 (0.98%) F5
14 6 (0.65%) Brocade
14 6 (0.65%) Altiris
14 6 (0.65%) Blue Coat
14 6 (0.65%) McAfee
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