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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 7 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 408 288 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.86% 12.90% 10.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.64% 43.31% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 145 150
Average daily rate
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£391 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 35
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £12.35 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.33 £49.75 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -22.33%
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
914 665 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.81% 29.79% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 365 420
Average daily rate £388 £367 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £256 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 52 72
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Somerset +8 113 £400 +21.21% 4
Gloucestershire +9 75 £330 -37.14% 10
Devon +1 66 £390 +4.00%
Wiltshire -7 65 £260 -30.66% 12
Bristol -18 50 £375 +2.73% 19
Dorset +17 21 £438 +6.70% 5
Avon - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 848 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 164 (19.34%) Microsoft
3 136 (16.04%) SQL
4 133 (15.68%) Windows
5 119 (14.03%) Project Management
6 116 (13.68%) Scrum
7 105 (12.38%) ITIL
8 98 (11.56%) C#
9 94 (11.08%) .NET
10 89 (10.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 87 (10.26%) SQL Server
12 77 (9.08%) PRINCE2
13 74 (8.73%) MS Excel
14 70 (8.25%) SharePoint
15 67 (7.90%) Oracle
15 67 (7.90%) Unit Testing
16 61 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
17 59 (6.96%) Test Scripting
17 59 (6.96%) Finance
18 57 (6.72%) Linux
19 56 (6.60%) Management Information System
20 54 (6.37%) ISEB
21 52 (6.13%) SAP
22 51 (6.01%) Risk Management
23 50 (5.90%) SLA
23 50 (5.90%) DV Cleared
23 50 (5.90%) Windows 7
24 49 (5.78%) Information Security
25 48 (5.66%) Service Delivery
26 47 (5.54%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 70 (8.25%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
3 20 (2.36%) K2 blackpearl
4 19 (2.24%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.65%) Apache
6 12 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.94%) IIS
8 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.47%) Lync
10 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.24%) Drupal
11 2 (0.24%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 74 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.77%) MS Project
3 30 (3.54%) MS Office
4 9 (1.06%) Simulink
5 5 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.47%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.24%) Windchill
8 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 26 (3.07%) Summit
2 15 (1.77%) assyst
3 6 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.59%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.83%) IaaS
3 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.60%) LAN
2 32 (3.77%) SAN
3 30 (3.54%) WAN
4 24 (2.83%) Firewall
5 17 (2.00%) Internet
6 13 (1.53%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.42%) DNS
8 11 (1.30%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (1.18%) VPN
10 9 (1.06%) MPLS
11 8 (0.94%) VLAN
11 8 (0.94%) BGP
11 8 (0.94%) DHCP
12 7 (0.83%) NAS
13 6 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.71%) EIGRP
13 6 (0.71%) SSL
14 5 (0.59%) Intranet
14 5 (0.59%) BIG-IP
15 4 (0.47%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.13%) Oracle Database
3 30 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.94%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.83%) Big Data
13 6 (0.71%) MySQL
14 5 (0.59%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.47%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
16 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 2 (0.24%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 61 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (3.18%) Selenium
3 22 (2.59%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 15 (1.77%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (1.65%) MSI
7 12 (1.42%) WATIR
7 12 (1.42%) WebDriver
7 12 (1.42%) JMeter
8 5 (0.59%) ClearCase
8 5 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.59%) MSTest
9 4 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (0.47%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.47%) NUnit
9 4 (0.47%) StarTeam
10 3 (0.35%) Hudson
10 3 (0.35%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.24%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (6.96%) Finance
2 46 (5.42%) Back Office
3 35 (4.13%) Military
4 34 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.65%) Front Office
6 13 (1.53%) Avionics
7 9 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 8 (0.94%) Automotive
8 8 (0.94%) Publishing
9 7 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.47%) Legal
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Marketing
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 150 (17.69%) Developer
2 120 (14.15%) Analyst
3 88 (10.38%) Project Manager
4 63 (7.43%) .NET Developer
5 57 (6.72%) Consultant
6 44 (5.19%) Test Analyst
7 43 (5.07%) Architect
8 37 (4.36%) Administrator
9 35 (4.13%) DBA
9 35 (4.13%) SQL Developer
10 34 (4.01%) Business Analyst
11 33 (3.89%) Software Engineer
12 28 (3.30%) Tester
12 28 (3.30%) SQL DBA
13 26 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (2.48%) Senior Test Analyst
15 20 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (2.36%) Service Manager
16 18 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
16 18 (2.12%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (11.08%) .NET
2 47 (5.54%) ASP.NET
3 38 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (4.13%) JSP
5 27 (3.18%) Web Services
6 26 (3.07%) .NET Framework
7 25 (2.95%) CSS
8 24 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 24 (2.83%) HTML
9 21 (2.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 17 (2.00%) CSS3
11 16 (1.89%) HTML5
12 12 (1.42%) REST
12 12 (1.42%) Gherkin
13 9 (1.06%) WPF
14 7 (0.83%) Middleware
15 6 (0.71%) LAMP
16 5 (0.59%) Software Packaging
16 5 (0.59%) Dojo
16 5 (0.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.60%) Management Information System
2 28 (3.30%) RMADS
3 24 (2.83%) GIS
4 20 (2.36%) Clustering
5 19 (2.24%) CESG
5 19 (2.24%) Statistics
5 19 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.12%) CMDB
7 17 (2.00%) CESG CLAS
7 17 (2.00%) Open Source
8 11 (1.30%) Visualisation
9 9 (1.06%) Web 2.0
9 9 (1.06%) Economics
10 8 (0.94%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.71%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.71%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.59%) Replication
12 5 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.47%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 133 (15.68%) Windows
2 57 (6.72%) Linux
3 50 (5.90%) Windows 7
4 39 (4.60%) UNIX
5 33 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.42%) Solaris
9 8 (0.94%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.59%) HPUX
11 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.35%) CentOS
12 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.24%) Android
12 2 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
12 2 (0.24%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.12%) zOS
13 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (14.03%) Project Management
2 116 (13.68%) Scrum
3 105 (12.38%) ITIL
4 89 (10.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 77 (9.08%) PRINCE2
6 67 (7.90%) Unit Testing
7 59 (6.96%) Test Scripting
8 51 (6.01%) Risk Management
9 49 (5.78%) Information Security
10 48 (5.66%) Service Delivery
11 43 (5.07%) Service Management
12 42 (4.95%) Software Engineering
13 41 (4.83%) Software Testing
14 40 (4.72%) Test Management
15 37 (4.36%) UML
16 35 (4.13%) Configuration Management
17 33 (3.89%) Information Assurance
17 33 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (3.77%) Migration
18 32 (3.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.04%) SQL
2 98 (11.56%) C#
3 47 (5.54%) T-SQL
4 42 (4.95%) Java
5 34 (4.01%) PowerShell
6 29 (3.42%) JavaScript
7 25 (2.95%) C++
8 23 (2.71%) Python
9 22 (2.59%) C
10 18 (2.12%) MATLAB
11 16 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.89%) Perl
11 16 (1.89%) PHP
12 15 (1.77%) Ruby
13 10 (1.18%) ABAP
14 9 (1.06%) VBScript
15 7 (0.83%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.59%) VB
16 5 (0.59%) Korn
16 5 (0.59%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 848 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.37%) ISEB
3 50 (5.90%) DV Cleared
4 44 (5.19%) ISTQB
5 39 (4.60%) Degree
6 36 (4.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (2.48%) MCP
9 17 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 12 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.94%) CCNP
13 7 (0.83%) CISSP
13 7 (0.83%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.83%) BC Cleared
14 6 (0.71%) PMP
14 6 (0.71%) MCSE
15 5 (0.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.90%) SLA
2 32 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (3.42%) ISO 9001
4 26 (3.07%) ISO 14001
5 21 (2.48%) JSP 440
6 20 (2.36%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.59%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) BS15000
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) DO-254
System Software
1 38 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.83%) vSphere
7 6 (0.71%) XenApp
7 6 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.71%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.71%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.59%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (0.59%) vCloud
9 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.35%) Samba
10 3 (0.35%) XenServer
11 2 (0.24%) Nmap
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
12 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (3.66%) SCCM
2 17 (2.00%) Data Guard
3 8 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.83%) AppDNA
5 6 (0.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (0.59%) WSUS
6 5 (0.59%) Puppet
6 5 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.35%) SCOM
8 3 (0.35%) Salt
9 2 (0.24%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.24%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.24%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.24%) Nessus
9 2 (0.24%) Netcool
9 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.24%) OpenView
Vendors
1 164 (19.34%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.90%) Oracle
3 52 (6.13%) SAP
4 42 (4.95%) VMware
5 36 (4.25%) Cisco
6 25 (2.95%) HP
7 23 (2.71%) Citrix
8 18 (2.12%) SolarWinds
9 16 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.53%) Juniper
10 13 (1.53%) Remedy
11 10 (1.18%) Symantec
11 10 (1.18%) IBM
12 9 (1.06%) Nortel
12 9 (1.06%) EMC
12 9 (1.06%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.06%) F5
13 6 (0.71%) Brocade
13 6 (0.71%) Altiris
13 6 (0.71%) Informatica
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £420 - 440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £25 to £30 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 330 per day GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
Taunton
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Steria
Rate: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago