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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 337 381 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.52% 12.46% 11.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.81% 43.34% 39.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 248 125
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£375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 18
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £33.45 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.66 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+118.05% -14.28%
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
941 879 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.39% 28.74% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 565 353
Average daily rate £398 £375 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 38 43
Average hourly rate £41.62 £35.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.23% +69.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.23 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +7 126 £375 +44.23% 9
Gloucestershire -5 60 £370 -4.51% 12
Bristol +12 55 £400 +10.34% 17
Somerset -6 54 £375 +0.67% 5
Devon -9 30 £325 -17.72% 6
Dorset -9 4 - - 3
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 688 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 106 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (14.10%) Windows
4 92 (13.37%) ITIL
5 81 (11.77%) Microsoft
6 78 (11.34%) SQL
6 78 (11.34%) DV Cleared
7 77 (11.19%) Java
8 69 (10.03%) Oracle
9 68 (9.88%) PRINCE2
10 65 (9.45%) Project Management
11 64 (9.30%) Finance
12 59 (8.58%) HTML
13 58 (8.43%) UML
14 51 (7.41%) Cisco
14 51 (7.41%) Active Directory
15 50 (7.27%) C#
15 50 (7.27%) Migration
16 49 (7.12%) .NET
17 48 (6.98%) Management Information System
18 47 (6.83%) C++
18 47 (6.83%) SQL Server
18 47 (6.83%) Software Engineering
19 45 (6.54%) Linux
20 44 (6.40%) CSS
20 44 (6.40%) Scrum
21 40 (5.81%) C
21 40 (5.81%) LAN
22 39 (5.67%) MS Excel
22 39 (5.67%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 13 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.74%) IIS
4 12 (1.74%) Apache
5 11 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.45%) Lync
7 9 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.02%) CMS
9 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.87%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.87%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (0.73%) JBoss
11 4 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.92%) MS Office
3 25 (3.63%) MS Project
4 12 (1.74%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.74%) Fireworks
4 12 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.87%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.87%) Summit
3 6 (0.87%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 6 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.02%) Office 365
2 2 (0.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.15%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.81%) LAN
2 37 (5.38%) WAN
3 35 (5.09%) Firewall
4 28 (4.07%) TCP/IP
5 24 (3.49%) Network Security
6 17 (2.47%) DNS
7 13 (1.89%) MPLS
8 12 (1.74%) SAN
9 11 (1.60%) VPN
9 11 (1.60%) DHCP
10 10 (1.45%) Ethernet
11 9 (1.31%) VoIP
11 9 (1.31%) BGP
12 7 (1.02%) OSPF
12 7 (1.02%) IPsec
12 7 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (1.02%) IPv4
12 7 (1.02%) IPv6
12 7 (1.02%) ATM
13 6 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.34%) MongoDB
3 17 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.03%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.03%) MySQL
5 12 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.45%) MS Access
7 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.02%) Big Data
11 6 (0.87%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.87%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
2 16 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.60%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
5 9 (1.31%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.87%) PeopleTools
6 6 (0.87%) JIRA
7 5 (0.73%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.58%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.44%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.44%) Eclipse RCP
9 3 (0.44%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.44%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.44%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.44%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.29%) MSI
10 2 (0.29%) InstallShield
General
1 64 (9.30%) Finance
2 34 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.05%) Military
4 13 (1.89%) Aerospace
5 6 (0.87%) Back Office
6 5 (0.73%) Electronics
6 5 (0.73%) Billing
7 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.29%) Avionics
9 2 (0.29%) Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Retail
10 1 (0.15%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 113 (16.42%) Developer
2 57 (8.28%) Consultant
3 56 (8.14%) Project Manager
4 47 (6.83%) Designer
5 46 (6.69%) Architect
6 41 (5.96%) Analyst
7 36 (5.23%) Software Engineer
8 32 (4.65%) .NET Developer
9 25 (3.63%) DBA
10 22 (3.20%) Administrator
11 20 (2.91%) SQL Developer
12 17 (2.47%) Service Manager
12 17 (2.47%) Linux Engineer
13 16 (2.33%) Java Developer
13 16 (2.33%) Java Software Engineer
14 15 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.18%) Software Developer
15 14 (2.03%) Senior Linux Engineer
16 13 (1.89%) Senior Designer
16 13 (1.89%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (8.58%) HTML
2 49 (7.12%) .NET
3 44 (6.40%) CSS
4 36 (5.23%) Web Services
5 27 (3.92%) CSS3
5 27 (3.92%) HTML5
6 25 (3.63%) ASP.NET
7 21 (3.05%) Spring
7 21 (3.05%) .NET Framework
8 18 (2.62%) Apache Camel
9 14 (2.03%) WPF
9 14 (2.03%) XML
10 13 (1.89%) Middleware
10 13 (1.89%) JSP
11 12 (1.74%) Apache CXF
12 11 (1.60%) Entity Framework
13 10 (1.45%) J2EE
14 8 (1.16%) WF
14 8 (1.16%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 39 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.62%) User Experience
5 9 (1.31%) Replication
5 9 (1.31%) CESG
6 8 (1.16%) Statistics
7 7 (1.02%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (1.02%) Cryptography
7 7 (1.02%) GIS
8 6 (0.87%) RMADS
8 6 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.73%) Wiki
9 5 (0.73%) IVR
9 5 (0.73%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.44%) Economics
10 3 (0.44%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.44%) CMDB
10 3 (0.44%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 97 (14.10%) Windows
2 45 (6.54%) Linux
3 31 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (3.34%) Solaris
5 23 (3.34%) Windows 7
6 21 (3.05%) UNIX
7 20 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.60%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.87%) CentOS
10 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.29%) Android
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.15%) webOS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (13.37%) ITIL
3 68 (9.88%) PRINCE2
4 65 (9.45%) Project Management
5 58 (8.43%) UML
6 50 (7.27%) Migration
7 47 (6.83%) Software Engineering
8 44 (6.40%) Scrum
9 38 (5.52%) Risk Management
10 37 (5.38%) Configuration Management
11 33 (4.80%) Service Management
12 32 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (4.22%) Unit Testing
14 24 (3.49%) Service Delivery
15 23 (3.34%) Programme Management
16 22 (3.20%) Information Management
16 22 (3.20%) Web Development
17 21 (3.05%) Requirements Analysis
17 21 (3.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (11.34%) SQL
2 77 (11.19%) Java
3 50 (7.27%) C#
4 47 (6.83%) C++
5 40 (5.81%) C
6 31 (4.51%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.62%) Perl
8 16 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.03%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.89%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.74%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.74%) Python
12 7 (1.02%) VBScript
13 6 (0.87%) VB
13 6 (0.87%) Ruby
14 5 (0.73%) Ada
15 4 (0.58%) VBA
16 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.44%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 688 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 78 (11.34%) DV Cleared
3 24 (3.49%) Degree
4 22 (3.20%) APMP
4 22 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.03%) CCNP
6 13 (1.89%) RHCE
7 12 (1.74%) CCNA
7 12 (1.74%) CISSP
8 9 (1.31%) ISEB
9 8 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (1.02%) JNCIS
10 7 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.87%) PMP
12 5 (0.73%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.73%) MCSE
12 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.62%) QA
2 17 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.74%) SLA
4 11 (1.60%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.87%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.73%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.44%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.29%) TickIT
8 2 (0.29%) DO-254
9 1 (0.15%) P3O
9 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 51 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.89%) Samba
4 8 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.44%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.29%) SRDF
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.15%) Xen
8 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.60%) SCCM
2 8 (1.16%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (1.02%) Puppet
4 6 (0.87%) SCOM
5 4 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.44%) WSUS
7 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.15%) OpenView
8 1 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 81 (11.77%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.03%) Oracle
3 51 (7.41%) Cisco
4 29 (4.22%) Juniper
5 24 (3.49%) VMware
6 17 (2.47%) Sun
6 17 (2.47%) HP
7 16 (2.33%) Luciad
8 10 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.31%) Dell
9 9 (1.31%) CA
10 8 (1.16%) McAfee
11 7 (1.02%) Brocade
11 7 (1.02%) ArcSight
12 6 (0.87%) Tandberg
12 6 (0.87%) SolarWinds
12 6 (0.87%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.87%) Symantec
12 6 (0.87%) IBM
12 6 (0.87%) Citrix
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £280 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £240 - £270 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Advantage Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Advantage Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Rate: Competitive + Bens
Posted: 13 days ago