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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 8 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 382 368 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.27% 12.74% 9.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.36% 43.71% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 213 112
Average daily rate
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£396 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 23
Average hourly rate £43.50 £28.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.35% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.86 £16.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £41.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.84 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+88.00% -36.84%
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
881 842 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.29% 29.15% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 456 408
Average daily rate £401 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 47
Average hourly rate £38.25 £25.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.54% -31.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 March 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 March 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 +2 136 £383 +9.28% 21
Gloucestershire -3 72 £450 +16.12% 16
Somerset -3 65 £375 -5.66% 3
Bristol +3 56 £369 -1.66% 14
Devon +6 39 £338 -8.16%
Dorset -5 3 £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 March 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.

1 795 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 144 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (14.59%) Windows
4 111 (13.96%) ITIL
5 101 (12.70%) Microsoft
6 98 (12.33%) SQL
7 85 (10.69%) Java
7 85 (10.69%) Oracle
8 77 (9.69%) DV Cleared
9 68 (8.55%) Project Management
9 68 (8.55%) .NET
10 66 (8.30%) Linux
11 62 (7.80%) C#
12 61 (7.67%) PRINCE2
13 59 (7.42%) Finance
14 55 (6.92%) Scrum
15 53 (6.67%) JavaScript
16 48 (6.04%) HTML
16 48 (6.04%) Active Directory
17 47 (5.91%) Cisco
17 47 (5.91%) Service Management
17 47 (5.91%) VMware
18 46 (5.79%) MS Excel
18 46 (5.79%) CSS
19 44 (5.53%) C++
19 44 (5.53%) Management Information System
20 43 (5.41%) Risk Management
21 42 (5.28%) Migration
21 42 (5.28%) C
21 42 (5.28%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.27%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.26%) Node.js
5 10 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.13%) CMS
6 9 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.88%) K2 blackpearl
8 7 (0.88%) Apache
9 6 (0.75%) IIS
9 6 (0.75%) Oracle 9iAS
9 6 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (0.75%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.63%) Lync
10 5 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 46 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.02%) MS Office
3 18 (2.26%) MS Project
4 5 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.63%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.25%) Simulink
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (4.28%) Summit
2 16 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.38%) assyst
8 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) IaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.90%) LAN
2 29 (3.65%) WAN
3 28 (3.52%) Firewall
4 16 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.64%) VoIP
6 10 (1.26%) DNS
6 10 (1.26%) HTTP
7 9 (1.13%) SAN
7 9 (1.13%) Network Security
8 8 (1.01%) Internet
9 7 (0.88%) DHCP
10 6 (0.75%) VPN
11 5 (0.63%) LDAP
11 5 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.63%) NAS
12 4 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (0.50%) IPv4
12 4 (0.50%) IPv6
12 4 (0.50%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.40%) Oracle Database
3 26 (3.27%) MongoDB
4 20 (2.52%) NoSQL
5 18 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.26%) MS Access
10 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.75%) Big Data
12 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (3.52%) JIRA
2 20 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.39%) Rational DOORS
4 18 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.89%) Selenium
6 14 (1.76%) Rational Rhapsody
7 13 (1.64%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (1.38%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.26%) LoadRunner
9 10 (1.26%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.13%) MSI
10 9 (1.13%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.01%) ClearCase
11 8 (1.01%) ClearQuest
12 7 (0.88%) Maven
12 7 (0.88%) Spock
13 6 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.63%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.63%) JMeter
General
1 59 (7.42%) Finance
2 29 (3.65%) Military
3 27 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.38%) Retail
6 9 (1.13%) Avionics
7 8 (1.01%) Back Office
8 6 (0.75%) Electronics
9 4 (0.50%) Publishing
10 3 (0.38%) Law
10 3 (0.38%) Marketing
11 2 (0.25%) Banking
11 2 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 153 (19.25%) Developer
2 69 (8.68%) Consultant
3 61 (7.67%) Architect
4 50 (6.29%) Project Manager
5 42 (5.28%) Analyst
6 37 (4.65%) .NET Developer
7 30 (3.77%) DBA
8 28 (3.52%) Service Manager
9 27 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (3.40%) Designer
10 26 (3.27%) Software Developer
10 26 (3.27%) Java Developer
11 25 (3.14%) Tester
12 24 (3.02%) Software Engineer
13 23 (2.89%) Administrator
14 21 (2.64%) SQL Developer
15 20 (2.52%) Oracle DBA
16 18 (2.26%) Project Planner
17 14 (1.76%) Delivery Manager
18 13 (1.64%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.55%) .NET
2 48 (6.04%) HTML
3 46 (5.79%) CSS
4 38 (4.78%) Web Services
5 31 (3.90%) CSS3
5 31 (3.90%) HTML5
6 29 (3.65%) ASP.NET
7 24 (3.02%) Spring
8 21 (2.64%) .NET Framework
9 16 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (2.01%) GWT
10 15 (1.89%) XML
11 13 (1.64%) JSP
11 13 (1.64%) JSON
11 13 (1.64%) Middleware
12 12 (1.51%) J2EE
12 12 (1.51%) WPF
12 12 (1.51%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.38%) Apache Camel
14 9 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.53%) Management Information System
2 35 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.27%) Open Source
4 15 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.51%) CESG
5 12 (1.51%) User Experience
6 10 (1.26%) CESG CLAS
7 9 (1.13%) GIS
7 9 (1.13%) Statistics
8 8 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.01%) Blackberry
9 7 (0.88%) VHDL
9 7 (0.88%) RMADS
9 7 (0.88%) Linked Data
10 6 (0.75%) RIA
11 5 (0.63%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.63%) PKI
11 5 (0.63%) Replication
11 5 (0.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 116 (14.59%) Windows
2 66 (8.30%) Linux
3 32 (4.03%) Windows 7
4 25 (3.14%) UNIX
5 23 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.64%) Solaris
7 18 (2.26%) Windows XP
8 17 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.38%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.75%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.63%) Android
13 4 (0.50%) CentOS
13 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.50%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Phone 7
15 2 (0.25%) AIX
16 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (13.96%) ITIL
3 68 (8.55%) Project Management
4 61 (7.67%) PRINCE2
5 55 (6.92%) Scrum
6 47 (5.91%) Service Management
7 43 (5.41%) Risk Management
8 42 (5.28%) UML
8 42 (5.28%) Migration
9 35 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (4.28%) Information Security
10 34 (4.28%) Unit Testing
11 33 (4.15%) Automated Testing
12 32 (4.03%) Mentoring
13 30 (3.77%) Software Engineering
13 30 (3.77%) Service Delivery
14 29 (3.65%) Change Control
15 27 (3.40%) CRM
16 24 (3.02%) Software Testing
17 23 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (12.33%) SQL
2 85 (10.69%) Java
3 62 (7.80%) C#
4 53 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 44 (5.53%) C++
6 42 (5.28%) C
7 27 (3.40%) PL/SQL
8 18 (2.26%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.76%) VB.NET
10 13 (1.64%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.26%) Perl
12 8 (1.01%) Ruby
13 7 (0.88%) Groovy
13 7 (0.88%) Python
13 7 (0.88%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.63%) VBA
14 5 (0.63%) VB
15 4 (0.50%) VBScript
15 4 (0.50%) Ada
Qualifications
1 795 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (9.69%) DV Cleared
3 37 (4.65%) Degree
4 32 (4.03%) ISEB
5 25 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.39%) APMP
7 18 (2.26%) ISTQB
8 16 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 15 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 15 (1.89%) CISSP
10 13 (1.64%) CCNA
11 9 (1.13%) CISM
12 8 (1.01%) CCNP
13 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.75%) ISSAP
14 6 (0.75%) ISSMP
14 6 (0.75%) RHCE
14 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.91%) ISO 9001
2 34 (4.28%) ISO 14001
3 28 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.26%) SLA
5 13 (1.64%) ISO 9000
6 8 (1.01%) QA
6 8 (1.01%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.88%) DO-254
8 2 (0.25%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.25%) COBIT
8 2 (0.25%) BS15000
9 1 (0.13%) TickIT
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.13%) Samba
4 9 (1.13%) XenApp
5 7 (0.88%) vSphere
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.50%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.50%) XenServer
8 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.13%) Postfix
10 1 (0.13%) NFS
10 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.13%) Firmware
10 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.13%) Snort
10 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (2.89%) SCCM
2 18 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.50%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.50%) WSUS
5 3 (0.38%) Nessus
5 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.38%) Puppet
5 3 (0.38%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.38%) Salt
6 2 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.25%) Netcool
6 2 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 101 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 85 (10.69%) Oracle
3 47 (5.91%) Cisco
3 47 (5.91%) VMware
4 35 (4.40%) HP
5 21 (2.64%) Juniper
6 15 (1.89%) Citrix
6 15 (1.89%) Google
7 14 (1.76%) McAfee
8 12 (1.51%) Remedy
8 12 (1.51%) Sun
8 12 (1.51%) SAP
9 10 (1.26%) Symantec
9 10 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.01%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.01%) Cognos
10 8 (1.01%) Dell
11 7 (0.88%) Xilinx
12 6 (0.75%) Siebel
12 6 (0.75%) CommVault
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £37 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chippenham
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Wiltshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Corsham
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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