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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 6 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 455 339 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.96% 10.58% 11.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.09% 36.06% 42.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 207 228
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 20
Median hourly rate £41.88 £55.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.86% +35.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £13.00 £33.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +108.33%
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
1009 940 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.18% 29.33% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 556 539
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £262 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 62 34
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 167 £413 +10.00% 16
Bristol +22 110 £418 +5.69% 9
Gloucestershire +5 94 £375 - 20
Devon +6 28 £365 +21.66% 1
Somerset -12 14 £425 +13.33% 1
Dorset -1 7 £461 +51.22% 4
Cornwall - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 851 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 126 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (12.93%) Cisco
4 109 (12.81%) Cisco Certification
5 98 (11.52%) Firewall
6 96 (11.28%) CCNP
6 96 (11.28%) DV Cleared
7 92 (10.81%) ITIL
8 90 (10.58%) Windows
8 90 (10.58%) Project Management
9 87 (10.22%) Microsoft
10 86 (10.11%) Java
11 84 (9.87%) Migration
12 83 (9.75%) Linux
12 83 (9.75%) WAN
13 81 (9.52%) Oracle
14 74 (8.70%) Finance
15 68 (7.99%) C++
16 66 (7.76%) Web Services
17 59 (6.93%) Unix
17 59 (6.93%) VMware
18 57 (6.70%) Juniper
18 57 (6.70%) LAN
19 55 (6.46%) Active Directory
19 55 (6.46%) SQL
19 55 (6.46%) SQL Server
19 55 (6.46%) Software Engineering
20 54 (6.35%) C
21 52 (6.11%) VPN
22 46 (5.41%) Telecoms

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (1.65%) Confluence
5 14 (1.65%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.29%) Apache
6 11 (1.29%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.18%) JBoss
7 10 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.06%) GlassFish
8 9 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.94%) IIS
10 4 (0.47%) CMS
10 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.00%) MS Office
3 11 (1.29%) MS Project
4 10 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.53%) Primavera
4 12 (1.41%) Oracle Payroll
5 9 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.35%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.35%) Office 365
2 15 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.18%) GitHub
5 7 (0.82%) SaaS
6 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.24%) IaaS
7 2 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 98 (11.52%) Firewall
2 83 (9.75%) WAN
3 57 (6.70%) LAN
4 52 (6.11%) VPN
5 45 (5.29%) BGP
6 44 (5.17%) MPLS
7 43 (5.05%) IPsec
8 37 (4.35%) OSPF
9 34 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
10 32 (3.76%) Wireless
11 29 (3.41%) VoIP
12 27 (3.17%) TCP/IP
13 22 (2.59%) DHCP
14 21 (2.47%) EIGRP
15 20 (2.35%) Network Security
16 18 (2.12%) DNS
17 12 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (1.41%) Internet
18 8 (0.94%) VLAN
18 8 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.88%) Oracle Database
3 15 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.53%) MySQL
6 11 (1.29%) Big Data
6 11 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.18%) Star Schema
8 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.82%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.71%) MS Access
12 5 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 32 (3.76%) JIRA
2 27 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
3 26 (3.06%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.41%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.41%) Maven
6 11 (1.29%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (1.06%) Eclipse RCP
9 8 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (0.94%) Selenium
9 8 (0.94%) Subversion
10 6 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.59%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.59%) Hudson
12 4 (0.47%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.47%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
13 2 (0.24%) JUnit
13 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 74 (8.70%) Finance
2 46 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.70%) Military
4 13 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.29%) Electronics
6 10 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.18%) Marketing
7 4 (0.47%) Billing
7 4 (0.47%) Games
7 4 (0.47%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.24%) Publishing
8 2 (0.24%) Retail
9 1 (0.12%) Avionics
9 1 (0.12%) Back Office
9 1 (0.12%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 122 (14.34%) Developer
2 95 (11.16%) Architect
3 74 (8.70%) Analyst
4 59 (6.93%) Consultant
5 55 (6.46%) Network Engineer
6 53 (6.23%) Project Manager
7 41 (4.82%) Designer
8 38 (4.47%) Software Engineer
9 36 (4.23%) Network Designer
10 33 (3.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 30 (3.53%) Java Developer
12 29 (3.41%) Project Planner
13 23 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (2.47%) Field Engineer
15 20 (2.35%) Tester
16 19 (2.23%) Data Architect
17 18 (2.12%) C++ Developer
17 18 (2.12%) Network Field Engineer
18 17 (2.00%) C++ Software Engineer
18 17 (2.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (7.76%) Web Services
2 37 (4.35%) .NET
3 36 (4.23%) REST
4 29 (3.41%) AngularJS
5 26 (3.06%) HTML
5 26 (3.06%) XML
6 23 (2.70%) CSS
6 23 (2.70%) J2EE
7 21 (2.47%) WSDL
7 21 (2.47%) XSD
8 19 (2.23%) Middleware
8 19 (2.23%) RESTful
9 17 (2.00%) SOAP
10 15 (1.76%) ASP.NET
11 13 (1.53%) HTML5
12 11 (1.29%) CSS3
12 11 (1.29%) Spring
13 9 (1.06%) EJB
13 9 (1.06%) LAMP
13 9 (1.06%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.47%) Management Information System
2 36 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (2.23%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.12%) CESG
6 16 (1.88%) Replication
7 14 (1.65%) NHS
8 12 (1.41%) Visualisation
9 11 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.29%) PKI
10 10 (1.18%) Clustering
10 10 (1.18%) Wiki
11 8 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
11 8 (0.94%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.82%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (0.71%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.71%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.71%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 90 (10.58%) Windows
2 83 (9.75%) Linux
3 59 (6.93%) Unix
4 29 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 26 (3.06%) Solaris
6 24 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.18%) CentOS
9 9 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.59%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.35%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.24%) Android
14 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.12%) HPUX
14 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (10.81%) ITIL
3 90 (10.58%) Project Management
4 84 (9.87%) Migration
5 55 (6.46%) Software Engineering
6 44 (5.17%) PRINCE2
7 40 (4.70%) Service Management
8 38 (4.47%) UML
9 35 (4.11%) Risk Management
10 33 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (3.88%) Change Management
10 33 (3.88%) Scrum
10 33 (3.88%) TOGAF
11 32 (3.76%) Data Migration
12 30 (3.53%) Service Delivery
13 29 (3.41%) Data Modelling
13 29 (3.41%) SOA
14 28 (3.29%) Mentoring
15 27 (3.17%) MODAF
15 27 (3.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 86 (10.11%) Java
2 68 (7.99%) C++
3 55 (6.46%) SQL
4 54 (6.35%) C
5 26 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 19 (2.23%) C#
7 18 (2.12%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.29%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.18%) Groovy
9 10 (1.18%) Perl
10 9 (1.06%) Embedded C++
11 7 (0.82%) PHP
12 6 (0.71%) Ada
13 5 (0.59%) VB
13 5 (0.59%) VBA
14 4 (0.47%) VBScript
14 4 (0.47%) VC++
15 3 (0.35%) Python
15 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 851 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 109 (12.81%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (11.28%) CCNP
3 96 (11.28%) DV Cleared
4 39 (4.58%) CCNA
5 34 (4.00%) Degree
6 25 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (2.12%) BC Cleared
7 18 (2.12%) JNCIS
8 16 (1.88%) JNCIP
9 15 (1.76%) CISSP
10 14 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (1.65%) ISEB
11 13 (1.53%) ISTQB
12 11 (1.29%) CLAS
13 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (1.06%) RHCE
15 8 (0.94%) MCSE
16 7 (0.82%) JNCIA
16 7 (0.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.41%) QA
2 25 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 14 (1.65%) HL7
5 9 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 9 (1.06%) SLA
6 8 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.82%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.71%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.35%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.24%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.24%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.24%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.24%) RMADS
11 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.12%) GCP
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 55 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.76%) Hyper-V
3 15 (1.76%) Xen
4 9 (1.06%) Samba
5 8 (0.94%) Docker
5 8 (0.94%) ProxySG
5 8 (0.94%) vSphere
6 7 (0.82%) Firmware
7 6 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.59%) Snort
8 5 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.47%) XenApp
9 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (1.88%) SCCM
2 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (1.18%) Puppet
4 7 (0.82%) WSUS
5 6 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.71%) RSA enVision
6 5 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (0.59%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.47%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.47%) SCOM
8 2 (0.24%) Ansible
8 2 (0.24%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.24%) Netcool
8 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.24%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 110 (12.93%) Cisco
2 87 (10.22%) Microsoft
3 81 (9.52%) Oracle
4 59 (6.93%) VMware
5 57 (6.70%) Juniper
6 35 (4.11%) CheckPoint
7 24 (2.82%) SAP
8 22 (2.59%) Citrix
9 18 (2.12%) BT
9 18 (2.12%) Fortinet
9 18 (2.12%) Red Hat
10 17 (2.00%) HP
10 17 (2.00%) webMethods
11 16 (1.88%) Nortel
12 12 (1.41%) F5
13 10 (1.18%) Remedy
14 9 (1.06%) Cognos
14 9 (1.06%) Intel Security
14 9 (1.06%) Palo Alto
14 9 (1.06%) Sybase
Dorset
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £42 to £45 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Networkers
Rate: £375 - £376 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, Crawley, Cheltenham
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Corsham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Corsham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago