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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 7 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 371 267 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.20% 12.46% 9.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.24% 41.33% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 136 145
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £367 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.81% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 34
Average hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £11.70 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.82 £50.00 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-11.90% -8.69%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
858 646 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.21% 30.14% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 363 413
Average daily rate £375 £367 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 63
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +4 115 £375 +10.29% 3
Gloucestershire +15 66 £381 -21.79% 15
Wiltshire -4 66 £260 -38.82% 10
Devon -1 47 £395 +8.59% 1
Bristol -26 39 £363 +3.57% 17
Dorset +16 14 £438 - 2
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 838 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 170 (20.29%) Microsoft
3 132 (15.75%) Windows
4 130 (15.51%) SQL
5 125 (14.92%) Project Management
6 104 (12.41%) Scrum
7 101 (12.05%) C#
8 96 (11.46%) .NET
8 96 (11.46%) SQL Server
9 95 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 91 (10.86%) ITIL
11 82 (9.79%) SharePoint
12 78 (9.31%) MS Excel
12 78 (9.31%) Oracle
13 76 (9.07%) PRINCE2
14 60 (7.16%) Test Scripting
15 59 (7.04%) DV Cleared
15 59 (7.04%) ISEB
16 58 (6.92%) Unit Testing
17 57 (6.80%) SAP
17 57 (6.80%) Management Information System
18 55 (6.56%) Finance
18 55 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
19 51 (6.09%) Windows 7
20 50 (5.97%) Information Security
20 50 (5.97%) Risk Management
21 46 (5.49%) ISTQB
22 45 (5.37%) Software Testing
23 44 (5.25%) Service Delivery
23 44 (5.25%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 82 (9.79%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 20 (2.39%) K2 blackpearl
4 18 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.19%) IIS
7 10 (1.19%) Apache
8 9 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.36%) Lync
12 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.24%) Drupal
12 2 (0.24%) Alfresco
Applications
1 78 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.70%) MS Project
3 30 (3.58%) MS Office
4 9 (1.07%) Simulink
5 6 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.24%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.24%) Windchill
8 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 28 (3.34%) Summit
2 8 (0.95%) assyst
3 6 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.60%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ASCP
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.18%) LAN
2 30 (3.58%) WAN
2 30 (3.58%) SAN
3 18 (2.15%) Internet
3 18 (2.15%) Firewall
4 11 (1.31%) DNS
5 10 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.84%) DHCP
6 7 (0.84%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (0.72%) Network Security
7 6 (0.72%) NAS
7 6 (0.72%) VPN
7 6 (0.72%) Intranet
8 5 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.48%) HTTP
9 4 (0.48%) VLAN
9 4 (0.48%) MPLS
10 3 (0.36%) Nortel Meridian
10 3 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.25%) Oracle Database
3 40 (4.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 20 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.84%) Big Data
12 7 (0.84%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.72%) MySQL
14 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.48%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.36%) EDRMS
17 2 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
17 2 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 55 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (3.34%) Selenium
3 23 (2.74%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.03%) SpecFlow
5 15 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (1.79%) MSI
6 11 (1.31%) JMeter
7 10 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
7 10 (1.19%) WATIR
7 10 (1.19%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.60%) MSTest
8 5 (0.60%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.48%) NUnit
9 4 (0.48%) JIRA
9 4 (0.48%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.24%) PHPUnit
11 2 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (0.12%) Concordion
General
1 55 (6.56%) Finance
2 38 (4.53%) Back Office
3 37 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.06%) Military
5 13 (1.55%) Front Office
6 11 (1.31%) Publishing
6 11 (1.31%) Avionics
7 8 (0.95%) Aerospace
7 8 (0.95%) Automotive
8 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.48%) Legal
10 3 (0.36%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Marketing
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 152 (18.14%) Developer
2 135 (16.11%) Analyst
3 77 (9.19%) Project Manager
4 68 (8.11%) Consultant
5 54 (6.44%) .NET Developer
6 45 (5.37%) Test Analyst
7 43 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 38 (4.53%) Administrator
9 36 (4.30%) DBA
10 35 (4.18%) Architect
11 30 (3.58%) SQL Developer
12 29 (3.46%) SQL DBA
12 29 (3.46%) Software Engineer
13 26 (3.10%) Tester
14 25 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
15 23 (2.74%) SharePoint Developer
16 22 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
17 21 (2.51%) Senior Test Analyst
18 19 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
19 18 (2.15%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (11.46%) .NET
2 42 (5.01%) ASP.NET
3 32 (3.82%) JSP
4 30 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (2.98%) .NET Framework
5 25 (2.98%) Web Services
6 21 (2.51%) CSS
7 20 (2.39%) HTML
7 20 (2.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 16 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 15 (1.79%) CSS3
10 14 (1.67%) HTML5
11 12 (1.43%) REST
11 12 (1.43%) Gherkin
12 9 (1.07%) WPF
13 5 (0.60%) Software Packaging
13 5 (0.60%) Dojo
13 5 (0.60%) jQuery
13 5 (0.60%) WCF
13 5 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.80%) Management Information System
2 28 (3.34%) RMADS
3 27 (3.22%) GIS
4 24 (2.86%) CESG
5 21 (2.51%) CESG CLAS
6 20 (2.39%) Clustering
7 19 (2.27%) Statistics
8 18 (2.15%) CMDB
9 17 (2.03%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.43%) Open Source
11 11 (1.31%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.07%) Web 2.0
12 9 (1.07%) Economics
13 7 (0.84%) Reference Data
14 6 (0.72%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.60%) Replication
15 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.48%) Blackberry
16 4 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 132 (15.75%) Windows
2 51 (6.09%) Windows 7
3 44 (5.25%) Linux
4 39 (4.65%) UNIX
5 29 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.31%) Solaris
8 11 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.07%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.60%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.12%) Android
11 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (14.92%) Project Management
2 104 (12.41%) Scrum
3 95 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 91 (10.86%) ITIL
5 76 (9.07%) PRINCE2
6 60 (7.16%) Test Scripting
7 58 (6.92%) Unit Testing
8 50 (5.97%) Risk Management
8 50 (5.97%) Information Security
9 45 (5.37%) Software Testing
10 44 (5.25%) Service Delivery
11 42 (5.01%) Service Management
12 40 (4.77%) UML
12 40 (4.77%) Software Engineering
12 40 (4.77%) Test Management
13 33 (3.94%) Test Strategy
13 33 (3.94%) Migration
14 30 (3.58%) Configuration Management
14 30 (3.58%) Capacity Planning
15 29 (3.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (15.51%) SQL
2 101 (12.05%) C#
3 40 (4.77%) T-SQL
4 39 (4.65%) Java
5 38 (4.53%) PowerShell
6 28 (3.34%) JavaScript
7 23 (2.74%) Python
8 20 (2.39%) C++
9 19 (2.27%) C
10 16 (1.91%) MATLAB
11 14 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.55%) Ruby
12 13 (1.55%) PHP
13 10 (1.19%) ABAP
13 10 (1.19%) Perl
14 9 (1.07%) VBScript
15 6 (0.72%) VB
16 5 (0.60%) Korn
16 5 (0.60%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 838 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (7.04%) DV Cleared
2 59 (7.04%) ISEB
3 46 (5.49%) ISTQB
4 36 (4.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (3.94%) Degree
5 33 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (2.51%) MCP
7 18 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 16 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (0.95%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.95%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.84%) PMP
12 6 (0.72%) MCSE
12 6 (0.72%) CISSP
12 6 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.42%) SLA
2 33 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (3.70%) ISO 9001
4 28 (3.34%) ISO 14001
5 23 (2.74%) JSP 440
6 16 (1.91%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.60%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) BS15000
System Software
1 34 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 31 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (1.91%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.07%) ISA Server
7 7 (0.84%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.72%) XenApp
8 6 (0.72%) vSphere
8 6 (0.72%) vCloud
8 6 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.36%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.24%) Nmap
13 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (3.34%) SCCM
2 17 (2.03%) Data Guard
3 7 (0.84%) WSUS
4 6 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.72%) AppDNA
4 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (0.60%) SCOM
5 5 (0.60%) SCSM
6 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.24%) Nessus
7 2 (0.24%) OpenView
7 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.24%) Netcool
7 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.24%) Puppet
7 2 (0.24%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.24%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.12%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 170 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 78 (9.31%) Oracle
3 57 (6.80%) SAP
4 41 (4.89%) VMware
5 34 (4.06%) Cisco
6 25 (2.98%) HP
7 19 (2.27%) Citrix
8 18 (2.15%) Remedy
8 18 (2.15%) SolarWinds
9 16 (1.91%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.31%) Nortel
10 11 (1.31%) Business Objects
11 10 (1.19%) Symantec
11 10 (1.19%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.95%) Avaya
12 8 (0.95%) Juniper
12 8 (0.95%) Informatica
13 7 (0.84%) EMC
14 6 (0.72%) Altiris
14 6 (0.72%) F5
Bristol, Avon
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - 525 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 425 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Taunton
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South West England
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago