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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 358 409 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.70% 12.93% 13.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.76% 45.55% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 272 150
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£375 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £362 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 24
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £30.80 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.22 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+69.31% +5.57%
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
974 898 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.12% 28.40% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 570 356
Average daily rate £400 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £502 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 34 54
Average hourly rate £41.24 £35.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £19.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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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
Wiltshire +5 135 £369 +14.34% 10
Gloucestershire -2 74 £375 +15.38% 18
Bristol +5 62 £410 +7.54% 13
Devon -11 35 £398 +1.92% 5
Somerset -12 35 £375 -7.97% 1
Dorset -12 6 - - 2
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England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 656 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 107 (16.31%) Windows
3 96 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (12.96%) Microsoft
5 84 (12.80%) ITIL
6 70 (10.67%) Java
7 66 (10.06%) SQL
7 66 (10.06%) PRINCE2
8 65 (9.91%) Finance
8 65 (9.91%) DV Cleared
9 63 (9.60%) Project Management
10 58 (8.84%) Oracle
11 57 (8.69%) Migration
12 54 (8.23%) UML
13 51 (7.77%) HTML
14 50 (7.62%) C#
15 48 (7.32%) C++
15 48 (7.32%) Cisco
15 48 (7.32%) Software Engineering
16 46 (7.01%) Active Directory
16 46 (7.01%) Linux
17 45 (6.86%) Management Information System
18 42 (6.40%) SQL Server
19 39 (5.95%) Firewall
20 37 (5.64%) MS Excel
20 37 (5.64%) Telecoms
20 37 (5.64%) Risk Management
21 36 (5.49%) CSS
21 36 (5.49%) WAN
21 36 (5.49%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 28 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.98%) Apache
3 13 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 13 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (1.83%) IIS
5 8 (1.22%) CMS
5 8 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.22%) Lync
6 7 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.91%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.76%) JBoss
9 4 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.46%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.46%) GlassFish
Applications
1 37 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.12%) MS Project
2 27 (4.12%) MS Office
3 8 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.07%) Fireworks
4 7 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (1.07%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) Summit
2 6 (0.91%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 6 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.07%) Office 365
2 2 (0.30%) GitHub
3 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.15%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.95%) Firewall
2 36 (5.49%) WAN
3 34 (5.18%) LAN
4 30 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.81%) Network Security
6 17 (2.59%) DNS
7 14 (2.13%) SAN
7 14 (2.13%) MPLS
8 11 (1.68%) VPN
8 11 (1.68%) DHCP
9 10 (1.52%) Ethernet
9 10 (1.52%) VoIP
9 10 (1.52%) BGP
10 8 (1.22%) OSPF
11 7 (1.07%) IPv4
11 7 (1.07%) IPv6
11 7 (1.07%) HTTP
11 7 (1.07%) ATM
11 7 (1.07%) IPsec
11 7 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.66%) MongoDB
3 23 (3.51%) MySQL
4 14 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.22%) Big Data
6 8 (1.22%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.61%) MS Access
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.46%) SSDT
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.59%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
6 8 (1.22%) JIRA
7 6 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.91%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.91%) PeopleTools
8 4 (0.61%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.61%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.46%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.46%) Eclipse RCP
9 3 (0.46%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.30%) Subversion
10 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.15%) Ant
11 1 (0.15%) Selenium
11 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 65 (9.91%) Finance
2 37 (5.64%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.05%) Military
4 13 (1.98%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.07%) Billing
6 3 (0.46%) Retail
6 3 (0.46%) Back Office
6 3 (0.46%) Electronics
6 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.30%) Games
7 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.30%) Marketing
7 2 (0.30%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.15%) Avionics
8 1 (0.15%) Banking
8 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 94 (14.33%) Developer
2 61 (9.30%) Project Manager
3 54 (8.23%) Consultant
4 47 (7.16%) Analyst
5 44 (6.71%) Architect
6 39 (5.95%) Designer
7 37 (5.64%) Software Engineer
8 27 (4.12%) Administrator
9 20 (3.05%) DBA
9 20 (3.05%) .NET Developer
10 18 (2.74%) Test Analyst
11 17 (2.59%) Network Engineer
11 17 (2.59%) Java Developer
12 15 (2.29%) Java Software Engineer
12 15 (2.29%) Test Manager
13 14 (2.13%) Support Engineer
14 13 (1.98%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (1.98%) Programme Manager
14 13 (1.98%) SQL Developer
14 13 (1.98%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.77%) HTML
2 36 (5.49%) CSS
3 34 (5.18%) .NET
4 32 (4.88%) Web Services
5 22 (3.35%) WPF
6 19 (2.90%) HTML5
7 18 (2.74%) CSS3
7 18 (2.74%) .NET Framework
8 17 (2.59%) Spring
8 17 (2.59%) XML
9 16 (2.44%) Apache Camel
10 15 (2.29%) ASP.NET
11 12 (1.83%) Middleware
11 12 (1.83%) Apache CXF
12 11 (1.68%) JSP
13 10 (1.52%) J2EE
13 10 (1.52%) WCF
13 10 (1.52%) Entity Framework
14 8 (1.22%) JSON
14 8 (1.22%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.86%) Management Information System
2 36 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.74%) User Experience
4 18 (2.74%) Replication
5 10 (1.52%) Statistics
6 7 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
6 7 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.07%) CESG
6 7 (1.07%) Cryptography
7 6 (0.91%) GIS
7 6 (0.91%) IVR
7 6 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.76%) Wiki
8 5 (0.76%) RMADS
8 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.46%) Economics
9 3 (0.46%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 107 (16.31%) Windows
2 46 (7.01%) Linux
3 29 (4.42%) Windows 7
4 28 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.90%) UNIX
8 16 (2.44%) Solaris
9 14 (2.13%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.91%) CentOS
11 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.30%) Android
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.15%) webOS
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (12.80%) ITIL
3 66 (10.06%) PRINCE2
4 63 (9.60%) Project Management
5 57 (8.69%) Migration
6 54 (8.23%) UML
7 48 (7.32%) Software Engineering
8 37 (5.64%) Risk Management
9 35 (5.34%) Configuration Management
9 35 (5.34%) Scrum
10 25 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (3.51%) Unit Testing
13 22 (3.35%) Service Management
14 20 (3.05%) Programme Management
14 20 (3.05%) Information Management
15 19 (2.90%) Web Development
16 18 (2.74%) ETL
16 18 (2.74%) Change Control
17 17 (2.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 70 (10.67%) Java
2 66 (10.06%) SQL
3 50 (7.62%) C#
4 48 (7.32%) C++
5 30 (4.57%) C
6 25 (3.81%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.74%) Perl
8 17 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.83%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.83%) Python
10 10 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.07%) Ruby
12 6 (0.91%) VBScript
12 6 (0.91%) VB
13 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.46%) Ada
13 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.46%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.30%) VBA
15 1 (0.15%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 656 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 65 (9.91%) DV Cleared
3 25 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (3.66%) Degree
5 18 (2.74%) APMP
6 17 (2.59%) CCNP
7 14 (2.13%) CCNA
8 12 (1.83%) CISSP
9 10 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (1.52%) RHCE
10 8 (1.22%) ISEB
11 7 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (1.07%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.07%) JNCIS
12 6 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.91%) PMP
13 5 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.35%) QA
2 17 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.98%) ISO 9001
4 12 (1.83%) SLA
5 9 (1.37%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.46%) TickIT
6 3 (0.46%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.30%) DO-254
7 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 46 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.52%) Samba
4 9 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.07%) SRDF
6 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.46%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.15%) Xen
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.68%) SCCM
2 8 (1.22%) Puppet
2 8 (1.22%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (1.07%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.91%) SCOM
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.46%) WSUS
8 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.30%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) Ansible
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.15%) OpenView
9 1 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 85 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 58 (8.84%) Oracle
3 48 (7.32%) Cisco
4 27 (4.12%) Juniper
5 22 (3.35%) VMware
6 18 (2.74%) HP
7 16 (2.44%) Luciad
8 13 (1.98%) IBM
9 12 (1.83%) Brocade
10 10 (1.52%) Sun
11 9 (1.37%) Dell
11 9 (1.37%) CA
11 9 (1.37%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.37%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.37%) Percona
12 8 (1.22%) McAfee
12 8 (1.22%) EMC
13 7 (1.07%) Avaya
13 7 (1.07%) SAP
13 7 (1.07%) NetApp
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