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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 435 250 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.21% 10.58% 11.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.52% 40.72% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 127 136
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£375 £370 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £248 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 10 25
Average hourly rate £44.50 £20.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.50% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.38 £15.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £35.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
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
1023 614 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.07% 25.99% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 335 401
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 39 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.90 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Wiltshire -2 100 £400 +25.49% 11
Bristol +8 92 £375 +4.60% 26
Devon +13 83 £371 -12.64% 4
Gloucestershire -3 77 £400 +21.21% 10
Somerset +2 60 £315 -20.25% 1
Dorset +1 2 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 923 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 174 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (14.41%) Windows
4 128 (13.87%) Microsoft
5 125 (13.54%) ITIL
6 115 (12.46%) SQL
7 102 (11.05%) Linux
8 100 (10.83%) Project Management
9 90 (9.75%) Scrum
10 82 (8.88%) C#
11 80 (8.67%) LAN
12 79 (8.56%) Firewall
13 78 (8.45%) Java
14 77 (8.34%) .NET
14 77 (8.34%) DV Cleared
15 72 (7.80%) Cisco
16 71 (7.69%) WAN
17 67 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
18 66 (7.15%) Risk Management
19 65 (7.04%) MS Excel
20 62 (6.72%) PRINCE2
21 60 (6.50%) Telecoms
22 58 (6.28%) Finance
23 57 (6.18%) Automated Testing
23 57 (6.18%) SharePoint
24 55 (5.96%) HP
25 54 (5.85%) Migration
26 53 (5.74%) Management Information System
26 53 (5.74%) Oracle
27 51 (5.53%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (6.18%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 26 (2.82%) MS Exchange
4 23 (2.49%) Apache
5 18 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (0.87%) K2 blackpearl
7 8 (0.87%) Node.js
8 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.65%) Oracle 9iAS
8 6 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.43%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.43%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.22%) Lync
Applications
1 65 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.58%) MS Project
3 32 (3.47%) MS Office
4 5 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.43%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) Simulink
7 2 (0.22%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (4.77%) Summit
2 11 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.08%) assyst
4 7 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.54%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.19%) IaaS
2 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.22%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (8.67%) LAN
2 79 (8.56%) Firewall
3 71 (7.69%) WAN
4 37 (4.01%) MPLS
5 35 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 27 (2.93%) OSPF
7 26 (2.82%) TCP/IP
8 25 (2.71%) SAN
9 22 (2.38%) BGP
10 16 (1.73%) DNS
11 15 (1.63%) SNMP
11 15 (1.63%) VPN
12 13 (1.41%) FTP
12 13 (1.41%) Telnet
12 13 (1.41%) Network Security
13 12 (1.30%) LDAP
14 11 (1.19%) VoIP
15 10 (1.08%) DHCP
16 9 (0.98%) HTTP
16 9 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 17 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (1.63%) MS Access
5 12 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.65%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.54%) MySQL
9 5 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 34 (3.68%) Selenium
2 31 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (2.93%) JIRA
4 26 (2.82%) Visual Studio
5 25 (2.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 16 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
7 15 (1.63%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.52%) MSI
9 13 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
9 13 (1.41%) SpecFlow
10 12 (1.30%) Hudson
11 11 (1.19%) JMeter
11 11 (1.19%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.19%) WATIR
11 11 (1.19%) WebDriver
12 10 (1.08%) Git (software)
13 7 (0.76%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.65%) LoadRunner
15 5 (0.54%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.54%) ClearQuest
General
1 60 (6.50%) Telecoms
2 58 (6.28%) Finance
3 37 (4.01%) Military
4 25 (2.71%) Back Office
5 14 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.19%) Avionics
7 7 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.54%) Front Office
9 4 (0.43%) Publishing
9 4 (0.43%) Electronics
10 3 (0.33%) Legal
11 1 (0.11%) Billing
11 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 161 (17.44%) Developer
2 73 (7.91%) Project Manager
2 73 (7.91%) Analyst
2 73 (7.91%) Consultant
3 56 (6.07%) Architect
4 45 (4.88%) .NET Developer
5 36 (3.90%) Tester
6 33 (3.58%) Software Engineer
7 29 (3.14%) Designer
8 28 (3.03%) Project Planner
9 24 (2.60%) SQL Developer
10 23 (2.49%) Service Manager
11 21 (2.28%) Test Analyst
11 21 (2.28%) C++ Developer
12 19 (2.06%) Java Developer
12 19 (2.06%) Software Developer
13 18 (1.95%) Network Engineer
13 18 (1.95%) Administrator
13 18 (1.95%) Network Specialist
14 16 (1.73%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (8.34%) .NET
2 46 (4.98%) ASP.NET
3 45 (4.88%) CSS
4 43 (4.66%) HTML
5 37 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (3.47%) JSP
7 30 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 29 (3.14%) CSS3
8 29 (3.14%) HTML5
9 25 (2.71%) Web Services
10 19 (2.06%) Spring
11 14 (1.52%) Middleware
12 12 (1.30%) GWT
12 12 (1.30%) Gherkin
13 11 (1.19%) LAMP
13 11 (1.19%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.08%) Ajax
15 8 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
15 8 (0.87%) jQuery
16 7 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.74%) Management Information System
2 38 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.17%) Open Source
4 16 (1.73%) CESG
5 15 (1.63%) RMADS
6 14 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
7 9 (0.98%) User Experience
8 8 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.76%) VHDL
10 6 (0.65%) RIA
10 6 (0.65%) Statistics
10 6 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.65%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.54%) Clustering
11 5 (0.54%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.54%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.43%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 133 (14.41%) Windows
2 102 (11.05%) Linux
3 46 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 39 (4.23%) UNIX
6 24 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.95%) Ubuntu
7 18 (1.95%) Solaris
7 18 (1.95%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.19%) CentOS
9 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
14 2 (0.22%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.11%) AIX
15 1 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (13.54%) ITIL
3 100 (10.83%) Project Management
4 90 (9.75%) Scrum
5 66 (7.15%) Risk Management
6 62 (6.72%) PRINCE2
7 57 (6.18%) Automated Testing
8 54 (5.85%) Migration
9 43 (4.66%) Information Security
10 41 (4.44%) Unit Testing
10 41 (4.44%) Service Delivery
10 41 (4.44%) Service Management
11 38 (4.12%) Software Testing
12 33 (3.58%) OO
12 33 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (3.47%) User Stories
14 30 (3.25%) Software Engineering
15 27 (2.93%) Configuration Management
15 27 (2.93%) Test Scripting
16 26 (2.82%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 115 (12.46%) SQL
2 82 (8.88%) C#
3 78 (8.45%) Java
4 51 (5.53%) JavaScript
4 51 (5.53%) C++
5 34 (3.68%) C
6 31 (3.36%) T-SQL
7 23 (2.49%) Bash Shell
8 21 (2.28%) PowerShell
9 18 (1.95%) Perl
10 17 (1.84%) Ruby
11 12 (1.30%) PHP
12 11 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.98%) Python
13 9 (0.98%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.54%) ABAP
16 4 (0.43%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.33%) Embedded C++
17 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 923 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (8.34%) DV Cleared
3 67 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (4.66%) CCNP
5 41 (4.44%) ISEB
6 35 (3.79%) ISTQB
6 35 (3.79%) Degree
7 30 (3.25%) CISSP
8 23 (2.49%) CCNA
9 21 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 18 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (1.41%) CCIE
12 10 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (1.08%) MCSE
13 9 (0.98%) CISM
13 9 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (0.98%) APMP
14 8 (0.87%) MCTS
15 7 (0.76%) MCITP
16 6 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.98%) ISO 9001
2 44 (4.77%) ISO 14001
3 32 (3.47%) SLA
4 30 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.73%) JSP 440
6 13 (1.41%) DO-178B
6 13 (1.41%) QA
7 7 (0.76%) DO-254
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 2 (0.22%) BS15000
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.41%) vSphere
4 12 (1.30%) XenServer
4 12 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (1.19%) Samba
6 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.65%) XenApp
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.54%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.22%) Postfix
11 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.22%) Nmap
12 1 (0.11%) Snort
12 1 (0.11%) NFS
12 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (4.01%) SCCM
2 27 (2.93%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (1.41%) Tivoli
3 13 (1.41%) Puppet
4 11 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.19%) Salt
5 10 (1.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 6 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (0.65%) AppDNA
7 5 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.54%) WSUS
8 4 (0.43%) SCOM
8 4 (0.43%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.33%) Nessus
10 2 (0.22%) yum
10 2 (0.22%) Nagios
10 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.22%) Netcool
10 2 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 128 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 72 (7.80%) Cisco
3 55 (5.96%) HP
4 53 (5.74%) Oracle
5 43 (4.66%) VMware
6 28 (3.03%) Citrix
6 28 (3.03%) Remedy
7 26 (2.82%) Juniper
8 22 (2.38%) Red Hat
9 17 (1.84%) SAP
10 14 (1.52%) IBM
11 11 (1.19%) Google
12 9 (0.98%) Symantec
12 9 (0.98%) Fortinet
13 8 (0.87%) EMC
14 7 (0.76%) Cognos
14 7 (0.76%) F5
14 7 (0.76%) Xilinx
15 6 (0.65%) McAfee
15 6 (0.65%) Blue Coat
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £43 - £46 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £43 to £46 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
DP Connect
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour + competitive
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Bristol
DP Connect
Rate: £334 per day
Posted: 27 days ago