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 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 380 328 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.09% 13.17% 10.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.30% 47.61% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 185 142
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£388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £235 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 25
Average hourly rate £44.50 £20.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.50% -45.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £15.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £37.90 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.07%
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
943 689 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.00% 27.67% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 392 441
Average daily rate £420 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 39 62
Average hourly rate £39.00 £23.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.56% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 January 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 January 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 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
Wiltshire -3 93 £375 -6.25% 10
Gloucestershire -2 77 £400 -3.03% 20
Devon +13 73 £425 +6.25%
Bristol -1 72 £370 +2.77% 16
Somerset -4 50 £374 -3.54% 12
Dorset -4 3 - -
Avon - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 899 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 165 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (15.35%) ITIL
4 130 (14.46%) Microsoft
5 116 (12.90%) Windows
6 104 (11.57%) Linux
7 101 (11.23%) SQL
8 88 (9.79%) Project Management
9 79 (8.79%) Firewall
10 78 (8.68%) Cisco
11 77 (8.57%) Java
11 77 (8.57%) DV Cleared
12 74 (8.23%) LAN
13 71 (7.90%) WAN
13 71 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
14 67 (7.45%) C#
14 67 (7.45%) PRINCE2
15 66 (7.34%) Scrum
16 64 (7.12%) .NET
17 59 (6.56%) Oracle
18 57 (6.34%) Finance
19 55 (6.12%) Risk Management
19 55 (6.12%) MS Excel
20 54 (6.01%) JavaScript
21 52 (5.78%) Automated Testing
22 50 (5.56%) HP
22 50 (5.56%) Migration
22 50 (5.56%) VMware
23 49 (5.45%) Telecoms
23 49 (5.45%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 46 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
3 21 (2.34%) Apache
4 16 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (1.00%) Node.js
6 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.78%) CMS
7 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle 9iAS
8 6 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.44%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.44%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.33%) Lync
12 2 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 55 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.23%) MS Office
3 27 (3.00%) MS Project
4 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.22%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.22%) Simulink
5 2 (0.22%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 40 (4.45%) Summit
2 11 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.11%) assyst
4 7 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.22%) IaaS
2 7 (0.78%) Office 365
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.11%) SaaS
3 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (8.79%) Firewall
2 74 (8.23%) LAN
3 71 (7.90%) WAN
4 37 (4.12%) MPLS
5 34 (3.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 28 (3.11%) TCP/IP
7 27 (3.00%) OSPF
8 22 (2.45%) BGP
9 15 (1.67%) VPN
9 15 (1.67%) DNS
9 15 (1.67%) SNMP
9 15 (1.67%) SAN
9 15 (1.67%) Network Security
10 13 (1.45%) FTP
10 13 (1.45%) VoIP
10 13 (1.45%) Telnet
11 12 (1.33%) LDAP
12 10 (1.11%) DHCP
13 9 (1.00%) HTTP
14 8 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.00%) Oracle Database
2 26 (2.89%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.67%) MS Access
3 15 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.11%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.56%) MySQL
7 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 36 (4.00%) JIRA
2 29 (3.23%) Selenium
3 25 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
6 16 (1.78%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.67%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
8 12 (1.33%) Hudson
9 10 (1.11%) LoadRunner
10 9 (1.00%) JMeter
10 9 (1.00%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.00%) MSI
10 9 (1.00%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.00%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.00%) WATIR
11 7 (0.78%) Maven
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.67%) ClearCase
General
1 57 (6.34%) Finance
2 49 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.34%) Military
4 24 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.89%) Back Office
6 12 (1.33%) Avionics
7 10 (1.11%) Retail
8 4 (0.44%) Publishing
8 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.44%) Electronics
9 3 (0.33%) Law
10 2 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.11%) Billing
11 1 (0.11%) Front Office
11 1 (0.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 147 (16.35%) Developer
2 75 (8.34%) Consultant
3 70 (7.79%) Architect
4 66 (7.34%) Project Manager
5 51 (5.67%) Analyst
6 39 (4.34%) Tester
7 34 (3.78%) .NET Developer
8 31 (3.45%) Designer
9 30 (3.34%) Service Manager
10 29 (3.23%) Software Engineer
10 29 (3.23%) Project Planner
11 24 (2.67%) Java Developer
12 23 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (2.45%) Network Engineer
14 21 (2.34%) Administrator
15 20 (2.22%) SQL Developer
16 18 (2.00%) Software Developer
16 18 (2.00%) Network Specialist
17 16 (1.78%) Automation Tester
17 16 (1.78%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.12%) .NET
2 41 (4.56%) CSS
3 40 (4.45%) HTML
4 36 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 35 (3.89%) Web Services
6 30 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (3.11%) CSS3
7 28 (3.11%) HTML5
8 24 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 23 (2.56%) Spring
10 14 (1.56%) GWT
11 13 (1.45%) JSP
11 13 (1.45%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.33%) jQuery
12 12 (1.33%) Middleware
13 11 (1.22%) LAMP
13 11 (1.22%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.11%) JSON
14 10 (1.11%) Ajax
15 9 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
1 40 (4.45%) Management Information System
2 23 (2.56%) Open Source
3 17 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.45%) User Experience
5 12 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (1.00%) CESG
7 9 (1.00%) VHDL
8 8 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.78%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (0.78%) GIS
9 7 (0.78%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.67%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.67%) RIA
11 5 (0.56%) RMADS
11 5 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.56%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 116 (12.90%) Windows
2 104 (11.57%) Linux
3 33 (3.67%) Windows 7
4 32 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (3.56%) UNIX
5 19 (2.11%) Ubuntu
6 18 (2.00%) Windows XP
7 17 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.78%) Solaris
9 11 (1.22%) CentOS
10 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.67%) Windows Vista
11 6 (0.67%) Android
12 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.44%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone 7
14 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (15.35%) ITIL
3 88 (9.79%) Project Management
4 67 (7.45%) PRINCE2
5 66 (7.34%) Scrum
6 55 (6.12%) Risk Management
7 52 (5.78%) Automated Testing
8 50 (5.56%) Migration
9 46 (5.12%) Service Management
10 43 (4.78%) Service Delivery
11 37 (4.12%) Change Control
12 35 (3.89%) Information Security
13 34 (3.78%) UML
14 32 (3.56%) Software Testing
15 31 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (3.45%) Mentoring
16 30 (3.34%) Unit Testing
17 29 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 29 (3.23%) User Stories
18 26 (2.89%) OO
Programming Languages
1 101 (11.23%) SQL
2 77 (8.57%) Java
3 67 (7.45%) C#
4 54 (6.01%) JavaScript
5 49 (5.45%) C++
6 37 (4.12%) C
7 25 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 22 (2.45%) Bash Shell
9 19 (2.11%) Perl
10 18 (2.00%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.78%) Ruby
12 14 (1.56%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.33%) PHP
14 9 (1.00%) MATLAB
15 7 (0.78%) Python
16 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.56%) VB
16 5 (0.56%) Groovy
17 4 (0.44%) Embedded C
18 3 (0.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 899 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (8.57%) DV Cleared
3 71 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (5.01%) CCNP
5 42 (4.67%) ISEB
6 41 (4.56%) Degree
7 30 (3.34%) CISSP
8 29 (3.23%) ISTQB
9 25 (2.78%) CCNA
10 16 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 14 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (1.45%) CCIE
12 13 (1.45%) APMP
13 10 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (1.00%) CISM
15 8 (0.89%) MCTS
16 6 (0.67%) MCSE
16 6 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
16 6 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.89%) ISO 9001
2 40 (4.45%) ISO 14001
3 35 (3.89%) SLA
4 29 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.56%) QA
6 12 (1.33%) DO-178B
6 12 (1.33%) ISO 9000
7 9 (1.00%) DO-254
8 5 (0.56%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.22%) COBIT
9 2 (0.22%) BS15000
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.45%) vSphere
4 12 (1.33%) XenServer
4 12 (1.33%) Samba
5 9 (1.00%) XenApp
6 8 (0.89%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.56%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.22%) Postfix
12 2 (0.22%) Nmap
13 1 (0.11%) Snort
13 1 (0.11%) Firmware
13 1 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 30 (3.34%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (3.23%) SCCM
3 13 (1.45%) Tivoli
4 11 (1.22%) Puppet
4 11 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.22%) Salt
5 10 (1.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 6 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.44%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.44%) Nessus
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.33%) SCOM
9 3 (0.33%) WSUS
10 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.22%) yum
10 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.22%) Netcool
10 2 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 130 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.68%) Cisco
3 59 (6.56%) Oracle
4 50 (5.56%) HP
4 50 (5.56%) VMware
5 30 (3.34%) Juniper
6 26 (2.89%) Remedy
6 26 (2.89%) Citrix
7 18 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.45%) IBM
8 13 (1.45%) Google
9 12 (1.33%) SAP
10 10 (1.11%) Symantec
10 10 (1.11%) McAfee
11 9 (1.00%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.00%) Xilinx
11 9 (1.00%) Fortinet
12 8 (0.89%) Cognos
13 6 (0.67%) EMC
13 6 (0.67%) Blue Coat
Bristol, Avon
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £239.85 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 - 570 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour + Dep On Exp
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
IntaPeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Expenses
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Expenses
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Corsham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £42 - £46 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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Bristol, City of
Networkers Plc
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago