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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 8 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 390 352 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.31% 11.38% 14.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.40% 40.14% 45.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 218 287
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 16 23
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £33.19 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £33.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+23.53% +84.38%
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
942 877 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.15% 28.35% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 510 598
Average daily rate £375 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 36 52
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +14.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 152 £375 -9.63% 13
Gloucestershire +4 82 £390 -13.33% 18
Bristol -3 70 £375 -11.76% 8
Devon +3 32 £381 +27.08% 2
Somerset -3 30 £490 +50.76%
Dorset 0 7 £350 -7.28%
Cornwall +5 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 752 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 127 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (13.03%) Java
3 98 (13.03%) Cisco
4 89 (11.84%) Windows
5 83 (11.04%) ITIL
6 82 (10.90%) DV Cleared
7 80 (10.64%) Microsoft
8 79 (10.51%) Software Engineering
9 76 (10.11%) Linux
9 76 (10.11%) Oracle
10 74 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
11 73 (9.71%) Project Management
12 68 (9.04%) C++
13 63 (8.38%) WAN
14 59 (7.85%) CCNP
15 58 (7.71%) Firewall
16 54 (7.18%) SQL
16 54 (7.18%) Web Services
17 53 (7.05%) SQL Server
17 53 (7.05%) Management Information System
18 50 (6.65%) Finance
18 50 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
19 49 (6.52%) PRINCE2
20 48 (6.38%) C
21 47 (6.25%) UML
21 47 (6.25%) Active Directory
22 45 (5.98%) Migration
23 44 (5.85%) Test Automation
24 43 (5.72%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 23 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.60%) WebLogic
3 10 (1.33%) IIS
3 10 (1.33%) JBoss
3 10 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.20%) GlassFish
4 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.06%) Apache
5 8 (1.06%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.40%) CMS
9 3 (0.40%) Confluence
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 40 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.72%) MS Office
3 17 (2.26%) MS Project
4 16 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.40%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 13 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.39%) Office 365
2 12 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.27%) IaaS
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.38%) WAN
2 58 (7.71%) Firewall
3 43 (5.72%) LAN
4 32 (4.26%) VPN
5 30 (3.99%) IPsec
6 28 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (3.72%) MPLS
7 27 (3.59%) BGP
8 25 (3.32%) OSPF
8 25 (3.32%) Wireless
9 19 (2.53%) VoIP
10 16 (2.13%) TCP/IP
11 12 (1.60%) DNS
12 11 (1.46%) Network Security
13 10 (1.33%) EIGRP
14 8 (1.06%) IP Telephony
14 8 (1.06%) WLAN
15 6 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (0.80%) Skype
16 4 (0.53%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.86%) MySQL
3 13 (1.73%) Big Data
4 12 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.06%) MS Access
7 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (0.80%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.40%) Cognos Report Studio
10 3 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.40%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (3.72%) Cucumber
2 24 (3.19%) JIRA
3 23 (3.06%) Visual Studio
4 21 (2.79%) Rational DOORS
5 18 (2.39%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (2.13%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.73%) Eclipse RCP
8 13 (1.73%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.33%) Maven
9 10 (1.33%) Selenium
10 9 (1.20%) IntelliJ
10 9 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.93%) Spock
12 6 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
13 5 (0.66%) NetBeans
13 5 (0.66%) Subversion
14 3 (0.40%) Capybara
14 3 (0.40%) JUnit
14 3 (0.40%) SpecFlow
General
1 50 (6.65%) Finance
2 38 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.59%) Military
4 19 (2.53%) Aerospace
5 7 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.53%) Electronics
7 3 (0.40%) Billing
7 3 (0.40%) Games
7 3 (0.40%) Legal
7 3 (0.40%) Marketing
8 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.27%) Publishing
8 2 (0.27%) Retail
9 1 (0.13%) Avionics
9 1 (0.13%) Back Office
9 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 123 (16.36%) Developer
2 71 (9.44%) Analyst
3 61 (8.11%) Architect
3 61 (8.11%) Project Manager
4 49 (6.52%) Software Engineer
5 44 (5.85%) Consultant
5 44 (5.85%) Java Developer
6 40 (5.32%) Network Engineer
7 34 (4.52%) Tester
8 30 (3.99%) Designer
9 29 (3.86%) Network Designer
9 29 (3.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 22 (2.93%) Test Analyst
11 21 (2.79%) .NET Developer
11 21 (2.79%) Test Engineer
12 20 (2.66%) Coordinator
12 20 (2.66%) Field Engineer
12 20 (2.66%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 19 (2.53%) Administrator
13 19 (2.53%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.18%) Web Services
2 39 (5.19%) .NET
3 28 (3.72%) RESTful
4 22 (2.93%) HTML
4 22 (2.93%) J2EE
5 20 (2.66%) Middleware
5 20 (2.66%) XML
6 19 (2.53%) Spring
7 18 (2.39%) CSS
8 16 (2.13%) SOAP
9 15 (1.99%) AngularJS
10 14 (1.86%) Apache Camel
10 14 (1.86%) REST
11 11 (1.46%) Apache CXF
12 9 (1.20%) EJB
12 9 (1.20%) JSON
12 9 (1.20%) MFC
12 9 (1.20%) STL
12 9 (1.20%) Swing
12 9 (1.20%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.05%) Management Information System
2 50 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (1.99%) Replication
4 13 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.46%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.06%) Visualisation
8 7 (0.93%) CESG
8 7 (0.93%) Clustering
8 7 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 7 (0.93%) Wiki
9 6 (0.80%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.66%) Blog
10 5 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.66%) Cybercrime
10 5 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (0.66%) VHDL
11 4 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 89 (11.84%) Windows
2 76 (10.11%) Linux
3 35 (4.65%) Unix
4 24 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.86%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.46%) Solaris
10 8 (1.06%) CentOS
10 8 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.93%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.13%) Android
14 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (11.04%) ITIL
3 79 (10.51%) Software Engineering
4 73 (9.71%) Project Management
5 49 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 47 (6.25%) UML
7 45 (5.98%) Migration
8 44 (5.85%) Test Automation
9 36 (4.79%) Scrum
9 36 (4.79%) Service Management
10 35 (4.65%) BDD
11 29 (3.86%) Configuration Management
12 28 (3.72%) Test Scripting
12 28 (3.72%) Validation
13 27 (3.59%) Service Delivery
14 26 (3.46%) SIEM
15 24 (3.19%) Risk Management
16 23 (3.06%) Enterprise Architecture
16 23 (3.06%) ITIL V3
17 22 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 98 (13.03%) Java
2 68 (9.04%) C++
3 54 (7.18%) SQL
4 48 (6.38%) C
5 37 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 23 (3.06%) C#
7 18 (2.39%) Groovy
8 14 (1.86%) Perl
8 14 (1.86%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.60%) Python
10 9 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.20%) Embedded C++
11 8 (1.06%) AWK
11 8 (1.06%) sed
12 7 (0.93%) VB
13 6 (0.80%) Ada
14 5 (0.66%) VC++
15 4 (0.53%) Ruby
16 3 (0.40%) PHP
16 3 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 752 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (10.90%) DV Cleared
3 74 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (7.85%) CCNP
5 32 (4.26%) CCNA
6 29 (3.86%) Degree
7 20 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (2.26%) JNCIS
9 16 (2.13%) CISSP
10 13 (1.73%) BC Cleared
11 12 (1.60%) ISEB
11 12 (1.60%) ISTQB
12 11 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (1.06%) JNCIP
14 7 (0.93%) HNC
14 7 (0.93%) RHCE
15 6 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
16 5 (0.66%) CISM
16 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.19%) QA
2 27 (3.59%) ISO 9001
3 20 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.39%) ISO 14001
5 16 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (2.13%) SLA
6 12 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (1.46%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.53%) ISO22301
10 3 (0.40%) RMADS
11 2 (0.27%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.13%) GCP
12 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.13%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 47 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.86%) Samba
4 8 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.93%) Firmware
6 6 (0.80%) NFS
6 6 (0.80%) vSphere
7 5 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.27%) Snort
9 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.13%) Xen
10 1 (0.13%) XenApp
10 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (1.99%) SCCM
2 14 (1.86%) Puppet
3 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (0.93%) WSUS
4 6 (0.80%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.66%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.27%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.27%) RSA enVision
8 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.13%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 98 (13.03%) Cisco
2 80 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 76 (10.11%) Oracle
4 39 (5.19%) VMware
5 38 (5.05%) Juniper
6 26 (3.46%) CheckPoint
7 25 (3.32%) Red Hat
8 18 (2.39%) Fortinet
8 18 (2.39%) HP
9 16 (2.13%) BT
10 15 (1.99%) Nortel
11 13 (1.73%) SAP
12 12 (1.60%) webMethods
13 11 (1.46%) Luciad
13 11 (1.46%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.33%) NetApp
15 9 (1.20%) Sybase
16 8 (1.06%) Cloudera
16 8 (1.06%) Palo Alto
17 7 (0.93%) LogRhythm
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