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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 378 383 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.69% 11.88% 13.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.46% 38.65% 48.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 219 196
Average daily rate £375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £44.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +121.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £32.75 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £51.25 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
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
1009 991 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.87% 30.74% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 603 418
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 53 39
Average hourly rate £41.80 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.14 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 11 February 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 +2 145 £363 -3.33% 10
Bristol -1 65 £360 -2.70% 22
Devon -4 55 £429 -0.57% 3
Gloucestershire -7 45 £400 - 30
Somerset -1 42 £390 -26.41% 2
Dorset +9 10 £410 -8.88%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

1 792 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 146 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (14.90%) Windows
4 109 (13.76%) ITIL
5 100 (12.63%) Microsoft
6 89 (11.24%) Java
7 83 (10.48%) Oracle
8 80 (10.10%) DV Cleared
9 79 (9.97%) Cisco
10 77 (9.72%) Project Management
11 76 (9.60%) SQL Server
11 76 (9.60%) SQL
12 69 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
13 66 (8.33%) JavaScript
13 66 (8.33%) Software Engineering
14 63 (7.95%) .NET
15 62 (7.83%) C#
15 62 (7.83%) HTML
16 59 (7.45%) Linux
16 59 (7.45%) Scrum
17 58 (7.32%) C++
18 53 (6.69%) PRINCE2
19 52 (6.57%) Finance
20 50 (6.31%) Migration
20 50 (6.31%) Management Information System
21 48 (6.06%) Test Automation
22 47 (5.93%) CSS
23 46 (5.81%) UML
24 44 (5.56%) C
24 44 (5.56%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 42 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.79%) IIS
3 11 (1.39%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.01%) JBoss
6 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.88%) GlassFish
6 7 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.76%) Apache
7 6 (0.76%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.51%) CMS
9 4 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.38%) Node.js
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.17%) MS Office
3 22 (2.78%) MS Project
4 11 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.38%) FrameMaker
5 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.25%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.13%) Primavera
3 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.14%) Office 365
2 6 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.38%) IaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.43%) Firewall
2 32 (4.04%) WAN
3 21 (2.65%) LAN
4 19 (2.40%) MPLS
5 18 (2.27%) BGP
6 17 (2.15%) OSPF
6 17 (2.15%) VPN
7 16 (2.02%) IPsec
8 11 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (1.39%) SAN
8 11 (1.39%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.88%) Value-Added Service
10 6 (0.76%) DNS
10 6 (0.76%) LDAP
11 5 (0.63%) Internet
11 5 (0.63%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.63%) Network Security
11 5 (0.63%) VoIP
12 4 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.02%) Oracle Database
3 15 (1.89%) Big Data
4 11 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.26%) MySQL
5 10 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.14%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.88%) Data Mining
8 7 (0.88%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.88%) MS Access
8 7 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.63%) GIS
10 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (3.91%) Visual Studio
3 28 (3.54%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.16%) Selenium
5 23 (2.90%) SpecFlow
6 22 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.15%) Jenkins
8 15 (1.89%) JIRA
9 13 (1.64%) Eclipse
10 11 (1.39%) Eclipse RCP
10 11 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (1.26%) Maven
12 9 (1.14%) IntelliJ
13 7 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (0.88%) Spock
14 6 (0.76%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.51%) JUnit
16 3 (0.38%) Capybara
17 2 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 52 (6.57%) Finance
2 34 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.41%) Military
4 18 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 7 (0.88%) Back Office
5 7 (0.88%) Publishing
6 5 (0.63%) Billing
6 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.25%) Electronics
7 2 (0.25%) Legal
7 2 (0.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.13%) Advertising
8 1 (0.13%) Automotive
8 1 (0.13%) Avionics
8 1 (0.13%) Banking
8 1 (0.13%) Games
8 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (17.68%) Developer
2 90 (11.36%) Analyst
3 71 (8.96%) Project Manager
4 49 (6.19%) Java Developer
5 44 (5.56%) Consultant
6 42 (5.30%) Test Analyst
7 38 (4.80%) Architect
8 36 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 35 (4.42%) Administrator
10 31 (3.91%) .NET Developer
10 31 (3.91%) Tester
11 29 (3.66%) Network Engineer
12 25 (3.16%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 24 (3.03%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 22 (2.78%) Support Engineer
15 21 (2.65%) C# Developer
15 21 (2.65%) Designer
16 20 (2.53%) Business Analyst
16 20 (2.53%) Network Designer
16 20 (2.53%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (7.95%) .NET
2 62 (7.83%) HTML
3 47 (5.93%) CSS
4 43 (5.43%) Web Services
5 29 (3.66%) ASP.NET
6 25 (3.16%) HTML5
7 22 (2.78%) XML
8 20 (2.53%) AngularJS
9 19 (2.40%) Middleware
10 18 (2.27%) J2EE
10 18 (2.27%) JSON
10 18 (2.27%) REST
11 17 (2.15%) RESTful
12 14 (1.77%) Spring
12 14 (1.77%) WCF
13 13 (1.64%) Apache Camel
13 13 (1.64%) SOAP
14 12 (1.52%) .NET Framework
14 12 (1.52%) WPF
15 11 (1.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.40%) Replication
5 12 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.01%) Visualisation
8 7 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (0.88%) User Experience
9 6 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (0.76%) VHDL
10 5 (0.63%) CESG
10 5 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.63%) PKI
11 4 (0.51%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.51%) EMC VMAX
11 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 118 (14.90%) Windows
2 59 (7.45%) Linux
3 38 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.41%) Unix
5 25 (3.16%) Windows 7
6 23 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.27%) Windows XP
9 13 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 9 (1.14%) Windows NT
11 8 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.51%) Solaris
13 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.13%) CentOS
15 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (13.76%) ITIL
3 77 (9.72%) Project Management
4 66 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 59 (7.45%) Scrum
6 53 (6.69%) PRINCE2
7 50 (6.31%) Migration
8 48 (6.06%) Test Automation
9 46 (5.81%) UML
10 35 (4.42%) Risk Management
11 33 (4.17%) Service Delivery
12 32 (4.04%) Configuration Management
13 31 (3.91%) Test Scripting
14 29 (3.66%) Unit Testing
15 28 (3.54%) Service Management
16 26 (3.28%) Automated Testing
17 25 (3.16%) Enterprise Architecture
18 23 (2.90%) BDD
18 23 (2.90%) Software Testing
19 22 (2.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 89 (11.24%) Java
2 76 (9.60%) SQL
3 66 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 62 (7.83%) C#
5 58 (7.32%) C++
6 44 (5.56%) C
7 15 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 13 (1.64%) Python
9 12 (1.52%) Groovy
10 10 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.26%) Perl
11 9 (1.14%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.01%) AWK
12 8 (1.01%) sed
13 6 (0.76%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.63%) Ruby
14 5 (0.63%) VB
15 4 (0.51%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.38%) PHP
16 3 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 792 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (10.10%) DV Cleared
3 44 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (3.41%) CCNP
5 26 (3.28%) Degree
6 21 (2.65%) CCNA
7 18 (2.27%) CISSP
7 18 (2.27%) ISEB
8 17 (2.15%) APMP
8 17 (2.15%) ISTQB
9 13 (1.64%) JNCIS
10 11 (1.39%) HNC
10 11 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (1.01%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.63%) CISM
14 4 (0.51%) HND
14 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.51%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.18%) QA
2 28 (3.54%) ISO 9001
3 25 (3.16%) SLA
4 23 (2.90%) ISO 14001
5 17 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (1.52%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.38%) RMADS
9 2 (0.25%) BS7799
9 2 (0.25%) DO-254
9 2 (0.25%) HMG Infosec
9 2 (0.25%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 38 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.88%) Firmware
3 7 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.88%) Samba
4 6 (0.76%) NFS
5 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.51%) SRDF
7 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.25%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (1.77%) SCCM
2 8 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.01%) Puppet
3 5 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (0.63%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.63%) WSUS
4 4 (0.51%) FreeIPA
4 4 (0.51%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.38%) Netcool
5 3 (0.38%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 100 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 83 (10.48%) Oracle
3 79 (9.97%) Cisco
4 32 (4.04%) HP
5 28 (3.54%) Juniper
6 27 (3.41%) VMware
7 17 (2.15%) NetApp
8 14 (1.77%) BT
8 14 (1.77%) EMC
8 14 (1.77%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.77%) SAP
9 13 (1.64%) CheckPoint
9 13 (1.64%) SolarWinds
10 12 (1.52%) IBM
10 12 (1.52%) Siebel
11 9 (1.14%) Luciad
11 9 (1.14%) webMethods
12 8 (1.01%) Avaya
12 8 (1.01%) Citrix
12 8 (1.01%) Cloudera
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £42.00 - 46.20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reco Ltd
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
Tewkesbury
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 28 days ago
Gloucester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - 46 per hour
Posted: 28 days ago