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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 8 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 385 404 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.10% 14.34% 9.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.01% 48.21% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 236 129
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 24
Average hourly rate £45.75 £21.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.85% -43.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £15.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £67.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -33.33%
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
987 838 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.03% 29.74% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 471 451
Average daily rate £425 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 53
Average hourly rate £44.00 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.55% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.50 £13.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +1 114 £400 - 18
Gloucestershire -5 74 £400 -3.03% 13
Devon +8 67 £438 +16.66% 3
Bristol -4 66 £363 +0.69% 13
Somerset -7 45 £381 -4.68% 1
Dorset -1 6 £450 +12.50% 3
Avon - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 872 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 162 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (14.91%) ITIL
4 120 (13.76%) Microsoft
5 109 (12.50%) Windows
5 109 (12.50%) SQL
6 87 (9.98%) Java
7 85 (9.75%) Linux
8 82 (9.40%) DV Cleared
9 81 (9.29%) Project Management
10 75 (8.60%) Oracle
10 75 (8.60%) Cisco
11 67 (7.68%) .NET
12 65 (7.45%) Firewall
13 64 (7.34%) JavaScript
13 64 (7.34%) C#
13 64 (7.34%) LAN
14 62 (7.11%) WAN
14 62 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
15 60 (6.88%) Scrum
16 58 (6.65%) PRINCE2
17 57 (6.54%) Finance
18 52 (5.96%) MS Excel
18 52 (5.96%) Risk Management
19 51 (5.85%) HTML
20 50 (5.73%) CSS
21 48 (5.50%) Migration
21 48 (5.50%) Automated Testing
22 47 (5.39%) VMware
23 46 (5.28%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 33 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.64%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.83%) Apache
3 16 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.15%) Node.js
7 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.92%) K2 blackpearl
8 8 (0.92%) CMS
9 6 (0.69%) Oracle 9iAS
9 6 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.57%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.46%) Lync
12 3 (0.34%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 52 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.87%) MS Project
3 23 (2.64%) MS Office
4 5 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.57%) Fireworks
4 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Simulink
6 2 (0.23%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (4.24%) Summit
2 16 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.34%) assyst
8 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.69%) Office 365
2 4 (0.46%) IaaS
3 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (7.45%) Firewall
2 64 (7.34%) LAN
3 62 (7.11%) WAN
4 34 (3.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 30 (3.44%) MPLS
6 26 (2.98%) OSPF
6 26 (2.98%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.72%) BGP
7 15 (1.72%) Network Security
8 14 (1.61%) SNMP
9 13 (1.49%) VoIP
9 13 (1.49%) FTP
9 13 (1.49%) Telnet
10 12 (1.38%) DNS
11 9 (1.03%) VPN
11 9 (1.03%) HTTP
11 9 (1.03%) SAN
12 8 (0.92%) Internet
12 8 (0.92%) DHCP
13 7 (0.80%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.13%) Oracle Database
2 35 (4.01%) SQL Server
3 21 (2.41%) MS Access
4 19 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.15%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
11 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.57%) MySQL
13 4 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 36 (4.13%) JIRA
2 27 (3.10%) Selenium
3 25 (2.87%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (2.18%) Visual Studio
5 18 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
6 15 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 15 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
8 13 (1.49%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.26%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.15%) LoadRunner
11 9 (1.03%) MSI
11 9 (1.03%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.92%) ClearQuest
12 8 (0.92%) ClearCase
12 8 (0.92%) Hudson
13 7 (0.80%) Maven
13 7 (0.80%) Spock
14 6 (0.69%) JMeter
14 6 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (6.54%) Finance
2 46 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 37 (4.24%) Military
4 25 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.26%) Back Office
6 10 (1.15%) Retail
6 10 (1.15%) Avionics
7 6 (0.69%) Electronics
8 4 (0.46%) Publishing
9 3 (0.34%) Law
10 2 (0.23%) Legal
10 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.23%) Marketing
11 1 (0.11%) Billing
11 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (18.69%) Developer
2 70 (8.03%) Consultant
3 59 (6.77%) Architect
4 56 (6.42%) Project Manager
5 47 (5.39%) Analyst
6 36 (4.13%) Tester
7 35 (4.01%) .NET Developer
8 32 (3.67%) Designer
9 31 (3.56%) Project Planner
10 30 (3.44%) Service Manager
11 28 (3.21%) DBA
12 26 (2.98%) Software Engineer
12 26 (2.98%) Java Developer
13 24 (2.75%) SQL Developer
13 24 (2.75%) Software Developer
14 21 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (2.18%) Oracle DBA
16 18 (2.06%) Network Engineer
16 18 (2.06%) Administrator
16 18 (2.06%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (7.68%) .NET
2 51 (5.85%) HTML
3 50 (5.73%) CSS
4 38 (4.36%) Web Services
5 36 (4.13%) HTML5
5 36 (4.13%) CSS3
6 35 (4.01%) ASP.NET
7 27 (3.10%) Spring
8 22 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (2.06%) AngularJS
10 16 (1.83%) GWT
11 14 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 13 (1.49%) .NET Framework
13 12 (1.38%) JSP
13 12 (1.38%) jQuery
14 11 (1.26%) Apache Camel
14 11 (1.26%) Middleware
15 10 (1.15%) Ajax
15 10 (1.15%) JSON
16 9 (1.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.59%) Management Information System
2 35 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.18%) Open Source
4 15 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.61%) User Experience
6 10 (1.15%) CESG
7 9 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (1.03%) Blackberry
8 8 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 8 (0.92%) GIS
8 8 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
8 8 (0.92%) VHDL
9 7 (0.80%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.80%) Linked Data
10 6 (0.69%) RIA
11 5 (0.57%) RMADS
11 5 (0.57%) Statistics
11 5 (0.57%) Replication
11 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.46%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 109 (12.50%) Windows
2 85 (9.75%) Linux
3 34 (3.90%) Windows 7
4 30 (3.44%) UNIX
5 26 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (2.29%) Solaris
7 18 (2.06%) Windows XP
8 15 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.72%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.80%) CentOS
9 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.69%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.57%) Android
12 4 (0.46%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.34%) Windows Phone 7
13 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (14.91%) ITIL
3 81 (9.29%) Project Management
4 60 (6.88%) Scrum
5 58 (6.65%) PRINCE2
6 52 (5.96%) Risk Management
7 48 (5.50%) Migration
7 48 (5.50%) Automated Testing
8 42 (4.82%) Service Management
8 42 (4.82%) Service Delivery
9 39 (4.47%) UML
10 33 (3.78%) Software Testing
10 33 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (3.78%) Information Security
11 32 (3.67%) Mentoring
12 29 (3.33%) User Stories
12 29 (3.33%) Software Engineering
12 29 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (3.21%) Change Control
14 27 (3.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (12.50%) SQL
2 87 (9.98%) Java
3 64 (7.34%) JavaScript
3 64 (7.34%) C#
4 46 (5.28%) C++
5 42 (4.82%) C
6 23 (2.64%) PL/SQL
7 18 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 16 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.49%) Perl
11 12 (1.38%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.38%) Ruby
12 8 (0.92%) PHP
13 7 (0.80%) Python
13 7 (0.80%) Groovy
14 6 (0.69%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.57%) VB
15 5 (0.57%) Ada
16 4 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 872 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (9.40%) DV Cleared
3 62 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (4.82%) ISEB
5 39 (4.47%) CCNP
6 35 (4.01%) Degree
7 29 (3.33%) ISTQB
8 28 (3.21%) CISSP
9 19 (2.18%) CCNA
10 16 (1.83%) APMP
11 14 (1.61%) CCIE
12 12 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (1.03%) CISM
14 9 (1.03%) VCP4
15 7 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.69%) ISSAP
16 6 (0.69%) ISSMP
16 6 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.70%) ISO 9001
2 37 (4.24%) ISO 14001
3 28 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (2.98%) SLA
5 13 (1.49%) ISO 9000
5 13 (1.49%) QA
6 8 (0.92%) DO-254
7 6 (0.69%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.57%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.23%) BS15000
10 1 (0.11%) WCAG
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 46 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.26%) vSphere
3 11 (1.26%) Samba
4 9 (1.03%) XenApp
4 9 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.92%) XenServer
6 6 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.57%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.23%) Postfix
10 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 30 (3.44%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (2.75%) SCCM
3 7 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.80%) Puppet
3 7 (0.80%) Salt
4 6 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.69%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (0.46%) HP SIM
6 4 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.34%) Nessus
7 3 (0.34%) WSUS
8 2 (0.23%) SCOM
8 2 (0.23%) yum
8 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.23%) Netcool
8 2 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 120 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 75 (8.60%) Cisco
2 75 (8.60%) Oracle
3 47 (5.39%) VMware
4 45 (5.16%) HP
5 27 (3.10%) Juniper
6 20 (2.29%) Citrix
6 20 (2.29%) Remedy
7 15 (1.72%) Google
8 14 (1.61%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.49%) SAP
10 10 (1.15%) Sun
10 10 (1.15%) Symantec
10 10 (1.15%) McAfee
11 9 (1.03%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.03%) Fortinet
12 8 (0.92%) Xilinx
12 8 (0.92%) Cognos
13 7 (0.80%) IBM
14 6 (0.69%) Siebel
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £301.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 days ago
Dorset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £18 - £24 per hour + DOE
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Chippenham
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago