The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 6 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 384 250 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.59% 11.94% 10.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.10% 41.53% 39.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 127 158
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £501 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £369 £372
% change year-on-year
-4.47% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 29
Average hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +71.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £15.65 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.30% -
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
833 602 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.49% 28.75% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 349 422
Average daily rate £363 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 59
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +67.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
SC Cleared
England

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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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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
Somerset +8 160 £350 -2.77% 4
Gloucestershire +14 63 £375 -16.66% 10
Wiltshire -7 59 £335 -21.17% 10
Bristol -26 31 £369 +2.43% 9
Devon -12 19 £398 +13.57% 1
Dorset +12 9 £475 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 824 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 194 (23.54%) Microsoft
3 128 (15.53%) SQL
4 127 (15.41%) Windows
5 118 (14.32%) Project Management
6 115 (13.96%) SQL Server
7 106 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 102 (12.38%) Scrum
9 101 (12.26%) C#
10 95 (11.53%) .NET
11 88 (10.68%) SharePoint
12 84 (10.19%) Oracle
13 81 (9.83%) ITIL
14 76 (9.22%) MS Excel
15 72 (8.74%) Test Scripting
16 67 (8.13%) PRINCE2
17 60 (7.28%) SAP
18 58 (7.04%) DV Cleared
18 58 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
19 57 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
20 56 (6.80%) Finance
21 55 (6.67%) ISEB
22 54 (6.55%) Unit Testing
23 51 (6.19%) Service Management
24 50 (6.07%) Software Testing
25 49 (5.95%) Telecoms
26 48 (5.83%) Windows 7
27 46 (5.58%) Test Management
28 45 (5.46%) Oracle Database
28 45 (5.46%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 88 (10.68%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 20 (2.43%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.43%) K2 blackpearl
4 18 (2.18%) IIS
5 17 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
6 16 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.97%) Apache
9 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.73%) Lync
11 4 (0.49%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.24%) Drupal
13 2 (0.24%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 76 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.88%) MS Office
3 25 (3.03%) MS Project
4 9 (1.09%) Simulink
5 7 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.24%) Windchill
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 29 (3.52%) Summit
2 8 (0.97%) assyst
2 8 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.61%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.25%) WAN
2 33 (4.00%) LAN
3 30 (3.64%) SAN
4 26 (3.16%) Firewall
5 17 (2.06%) Internet
6 12 (1.46%) DNS
7 11 (1.33%) Network Security
8 9 (1.09%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.09%) DHCP
9 7 (0.85%) VPN
9 7 (0.85%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (0.73%) NAS
10 6 (0.73%) Intranet
11 4 (0.49%) MPLS
11 4 (0.49%) HTTP
11 4 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.36%) Nortel Meridian
12 3 (0.36%) VLAN
13 2 (0.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (13.96%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (5.46%) Oracle Database
4 29 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (2.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 19 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.97%) Big Data
14 6 (0.73%) MySQL
15 5 (0.61%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.61%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.36%) EDRMS
17 2 (0.24%) Oracle OLAP
17 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
17 2 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 57 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (4.37%) Selenium
3 27 (3.28%) Visual Studio
4 16 (1.94%) WebDriver
5 13 (1.58%) MSI
5 13 (1.58%) SpecFlow
6 11 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (1.21%) JMeter
7 10 (1.21%) Dreamweaver
8 9 (1.09%) WATIR
9 7 (0.85%) JIRA
10 6 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (0.61%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.61%) MSTest
12 4 (0.49%) NUnit
12 4 (0.49%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.24%) PHPUnit
14 1 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 56 (6.80%) Finance
2 49 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 37 (4.49%) Back Office
4 28 (3.40%) Military
5 15 (1.82%) Publishing
6 13 (1.58%) Front Office
7 9 (1.09%) Avionics
8 8 (0.97%) Automotive
9 7 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.73%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.49%) Legal
12 3 (0.36%) Billing
12 3 (0.36%) Local Government
13 2 (0.24%) Marketing
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 146 (17.72%) Developer
2 124 (15.05%) Analyst
3 82 (9.95%) Consultant
4 68 (8.25%) Project Manager
5 50 (6.07%) .NET Developer
6 47 (5.70%) Administrator
7 45 (5.46%) Test Analyst
8 39 (4.73%) Architect
9 37 (4.49%) Business Analyst
10 34 (4.13%) DBA
11 30 (3.64%) Tester
12 29 (3.52%) SQL DBA
12 29 (3.52%) SQL Developer
13 26 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
15 23 (2.79%) SharePoint Administrator
16 22 (2.67%) Senior Test Analyst
17 21 (2.55%) Software Engineer
17 21 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
18 19 (2.31%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (11.53%) .NET
2 38 (4.61%) ASP.NET
3 29 (3.52%) Web Services
4 26 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 22 (2.67%) JSP
7 20 (2.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 13 (1.58%) HTML
8 13 (1.58%) CSS
9 12 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 11 (1.33%) REST
11 10 (1.21%) CSS3
12 9 (1.09%) HTML5
12 9 (1.09%) WCF
12 9 (1.09%) WPF
12 9 (1.09%) Gherkin
13 5 (0.61%) Software Packaging
13 5 (0.61%) Dojo
13 5 (0.61%) Apache Flex
13 5 (0.61%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.34%) Management Information System
2 27 (3.28%) GIS
3 21 (2.55%) RMADS
4 20 (2.43%) Clustering
4 20 (2.43%) CESG
5 19 (2.31%) CMDB
6 18 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.06%) CESG CLAS
7 17 (2.06%) Statistics
8 11 (1.33%) Visualisation
8 11 (1.33%) Open Source
9 9 (1.09%) Economics
9 9 (1.09%) Replication
10 7 (0.85%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.85%) Web 2.0
11 6 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.73%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.61%) PKI
12 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 127 (15.41%) Windows
2 48 (5.83%) Windows 7
3 38 (4.61%) Linux
4 36 (4.37%) UNIX
5 31 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.58%) Windows XP
9 12 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.09%) Solaris
11 4 (0.49%) HPUX
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) VMS
12 1 (0.12%) Android
12 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (14.32%) Project Management
2 106 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 102 (12.38%) Scrum
4 81 (9.83%) ITIL
5 72 (8.74%) Test Scripting
6 67 (8.13%) PRINCE2
7 54 (6.55%) Unit Testing
8 51 (6.19%) Service Management
9 50 (6.07%) Software Testing
10 46 (5.58%) Test Management
11 40 (4.85%) Migration
12 39 (4.73%) Service Delivery
13 38 (4.61%) UML
14 36 (4.37%) Test Strategy
15 35 (4.25%) Software Engineering
16 31 (3.76%) Information Security
16 31 (3.76%) Risk Management
17 29 (3.52%) Automated Testing
18 28 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
19 27 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 128 (15.53%) SQL
2 101 (12.26%) C#
3 44 (5.34%) PowerShell
4 39 (4.73%) T-SQL
5 32 (3.88%) Java
6 25 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.55%) Python
8 16 (1.94%) C
9 15 (1.82%) MATLAB
10 12 (1.46%) Ruby
10 12 (1.46%) PHP
10 12 (1.46%) C++
11 11 (1.33%) Perl
12 10 (1.21%) ABAP
12 10 (1.21%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.09%) VBScript
14 6 (0.73%) VB
15 4 (0.49%) VBA
15 4 (0.49%) Korn
15 4 (0.49%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 824 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 58 (7.04%) DV Cleared
3 55 (6.67%) ISEB
4 45 (5.46%) ISTQB
5 33 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 31 (3.76%) Degree
7 21 (2.55%) MCP
8 16 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.97%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.97%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.85%) PMP
12 6 (0.73%) MCSE
12 6 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.49%) MCITP
13 4 (0.49%) CISSP
13 4 (0.49%) CCNP
14 3 (0.36%) CBAP
14 3 (0.36%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.37%) SLA
2 32 (3.88%) ISO 9001
3 29 (3.52%) ISO 14001
4 25 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.94%) JSP 440
6 11 (1.33%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.61%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) BS15000
System Software
1 38 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (1.70%) ISA Server
6 12 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.09%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.85%) XenApp
8 7 (0.85%) vSphere
8 7 (0.85%) vCloud
8 7 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.24%) NFS
11 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.24%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 33 (4.00%) SCCM
2 17 (2.06%) Data Guard
3 11 (1.33%) WSUS
4 8 (0.97%) SCOM
4 8 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.85%) SCSM
6 6 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.49%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.49%) AppDNA
7 4 (0.49%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.24%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.24%) Puppet
8 2 (0.24%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.24%) Nessus
8 2 (0.24%) Netcool
8 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 194 (23.54%) Microsoft
2 84 (10.19%) Oracle
3 60 (7.28%) SAP
4 43 (5.22%) VMware
5 41 (4.98%) Cisco
6 34 (4.13%) HP
7 20 (2.43%) Citrix
7 20 (2.43%) SolarWinds
8 18 (2.18%) Remedy
9 14 (1.70%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.46%) Nortel
11 11 (1.33%) Juniper
11 11 (1.33%) Business Objects
11 11 (1.33%) Symantec
12 10 (1.21%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.21%) Informatica
13 8 (0.97%) McAfee
13 8 (0.97%) Avaya
13 8 (0.97%) EMC
13 8 (0.97%) Barracuda Networks
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
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Rate: £380 - £400 Per Day per day (Ltd Co.)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
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Posted: 14 hours ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West England
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Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Somerset
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
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Taunton
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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