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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 311 408 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.99% 14.14% 11.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.62% 46.74% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 257 119
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£370 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 15
Average hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.80% +88.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £20.31 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+69.84% -5.52%
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
873 873 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.04% 30.26% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 568 332
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 28
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £16.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +7 112 £360 +7.46% 6
Somerset -6 61 £363 +8.61% 1
Gloucestershire -3 54 £400 +9.58% 9
Bristol +7 45 £350 -6.66% 8
Devon +2 28 £350 -11.94% 4
Dorset -5 4 £305 -35.78% 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 719 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 121 (16.83%) ITIL
3 116 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (12.52%) Windows
5 87 (12.10%) Microsoft
6 82 (11.40%) PRINCE2
7 76 (10.57%) DV Cleared
8 74 (10.29%) Java
9 72 (10.01%) Project Management
10 71 (9.87%) SQL
11 66 (9.18%) Oracle
12 65 (9.04%) Finance
13 60 (8.34%) UML
14 58 (8.07%) Management Information System
15 54 (7.51%) HTML
16 53 (7.37%) Active Directory
17 52 (7.23%) .NET
18 51 (7.09%) Cisco
19 50 (6.95%) C#
20 47 (6.54%) CSS
21 46 (6.40%) Web Services
21 46 (6.40%) Risk Management
22 44 (6.12%) Service Management
22 44 (6.12%) Linux
22 44 (6.12%) SQL Server
23 43 (5.98%) Software Engineering
24 42 (5.84%) C++
25 41 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
26 40 (5.56%) C
27 39 (5.42%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 22 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (1.39%) Apache
4 10 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.39%) CMS
5 9 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.11%) Lync
6 8 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.97%) IIS
8 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.83%) K2 blackpearl
8 6 (0.83%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.42%) Node.js
12 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.48%) MS Office
3 23 (3.20%) MS Project
4 12 (1.67%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.67%) Fireworks
4 12 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (1.53%) Summit
2 10 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.83%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 6 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.42%) assyst
5 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.11%) Office 365
2 2 (0.28%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.29%) LAN
2 35 (4.87%) WAN
3 32 (4.45%) Firewall
4 30 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.50%) Network Security
6 16 (2.23%) DNS
7 11 (1.53%) DHCP
7 11 (1.53%) SAN
8 9 (1.25%) VPN
9 8 (1.11%) VoIP
9 8 (1.11%) Ethernet
9 8 (1.11%) MPLS
10 7 (0.97%) HTTP
10 7 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.83%) ATM
11 6 (0.83%) BGP
12 5 (0.70%) OSPF
12 5 (0.70%) IPsec
12 5 (0.70%) IPv4
12 5 (0.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.76%) MongoDB
3 19 (2.64%) NoSQL
3 19 (2.64%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.39%) MS Access
7 9 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.97%) Big Data
8 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.83%) MySQL
9 6 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.42%) SSDT
12 3 (0.42%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.23%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.67%) JIRA
4 11 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.83%) PeopleTools
8 5 (0.70%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.56%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.56%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.56%) Spock
10 3 (0.42%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.42%) Maven
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.28%) Selenium
11 2 (0.28%) MSI
11 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 65 (9.04%) Finance
2 27 (3.76%) Telecoms
2 27 (3.76%) Military
3 13 (1.81%) Manufacturing
3 13 (1.81%) Aerospace
4 10 (1.39%) Retail
5 6 (0.83%) Back Office
6 5 (0.70%) Avionics
7 4 (0.56%) Electronics
8 3 (0.42%) Law
8 3 (0.42%) Billing
8 3 (0.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.28%) Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 115 (15.99%) Developer
2 56 (7.79%) Architect
3 55 (7.65%) Consultant
4 54 (7.51%) Project Manager
5 44 (6.12%) Designer
6 40 (5.56%) Analyst
7 36 (5.01%) Software Engineer
8 29 (4.03%) .NET Developer
9 28 (3.89%) Service Manager
10 26 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
11 24 (3.34%) DBA
11 24 (3.34%) Administrator
12 17 (2.36%) Linux Engineer
13 16 (2.23%) Java Software Engineer
13 16 (2.23%) SQL Developer
14 15 (2.09%) Java Developer
14 15 (2.09%) Network Engineer
14 15 (2.09%) Software Developer
15 14 (1.95%) Programme Manager
15 14 (1.95%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.51%) HTML
2 52 (7.23%) .NET
3 47 (6.54%) CSS
4 46 (6.40%) Web Services
5 31 (4.31%) HTML5
5 31 (4.31%) CSS3
6 26 (3.62%) .NET Framework
7 25 (3.48%) Spring
8 22 (3.06%) Apache Camel
9 21 (2.92%) ASP.NET
10 15 (2.09%) WPF
11 14 (1.95%) JSP
12 13 (1.81%) XML
12 13 (1.81%) Middleware
13 12 (1.67%) Apache CXF
14 11 (1.53%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.53%) Entity Framework
15 9 (1.25%) Dojo
16 8 (1.11%) WF
16 8 (1.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.07%) Management Information System
2 41 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.01%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.06%) User Experience
5 11 (1.53%) GIS
6 10 (1.39%) CESG
7 9 (1.25%) Statistics
8 8 (1.11%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (0.97%) Replication
10 6 (0.83%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.83%) RMADS
11 5 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.70%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.56%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.56%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.56%) Wiki
13 3 (0.42%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 90 (12.52%) Windows
2 44 (6.12%) Linux
3 27 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (3.20%) Solaris
6 20 (2.78%) UNIX
7 19 (2.64%) Windows 7
8 16 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.25%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.56%) Android
11 4 (0.56%) CentOS
11 4 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.14%) VMS
13 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (16.83%) ITIL
2 116 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (11.40%) PRINCE2
4 72 (10.01%) Project Management
5 60 (8.34%) UML
6 46 (6.40%) Risk Management
7 44 (6.12%) Service Management
8 43 (5.98%) Software Engineering
9 39 (5.42%) Scrum
10 37 (5.15%) Mentoring
11 33 (4.59%) Migration
12 32 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (4.45%) Change Control
13 31 (4.31%) Configuration Management
14 29 (4.03%) Service Delivery
15 27 (3.76%) Unit Testing
16 26 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (3.62%) Information Security
17 25 (3.48%) Programme Management
17 25 (3.48%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 74 (10.29%) Java
2 71 (9.87%) SQL
3 50 (6.95%) C#
4 42 (5.84%) C++
5 40 (5.56%) C
6 33 (4.59%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.23%) Perl
7 16 (2.23%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.95%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.81%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.67%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.39%) VB
11 10 (1.39%) Python
12 5 (0.70%) Ada
12 5 (0.70%) VBScript
13 4 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.56%) VBA
13 4 (0.56%) Ruby
13 4 (0.56%) Groovy
14 1 (0.14%) VC++
Qualifications
1 719 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 76 (10.57%) DV Cleared
3 26 (3.62%) Degree
4 24 (3.34%) APMP
5 21 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.64%) ISEB
7 17 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 13 (1.81%) RHCE
9 12 (1.67%) CCNP
10 11 (1.53%) CCNA
10 11 (1.53%) CISSP
11 9 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.83%) PMP
13 6 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.83%) JNCIS
14 5 (0.70%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.70%) CISM
15 4 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.64%) SLA
3 17 (2.36%) ISO 9001
4 14 (1.95%) QA
5 13 (1.81%) ISO 9000
6 11 (1.53%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.83%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.56%) DO-254
9 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.14%) P3O
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 53 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.81%) Samba
4 7 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.28%) XenApp
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Xen
8 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.53%) SCCM
2 8 (1.11%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (0.83%) SCOM
4 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (0.70%) Puppet
5 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.42%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.42%) WSUS
6 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 87 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 66 (9.18%) Oracle
3 51 (7.09%) Cisco
4 29 (4.03%) Juniper
4 29 (4.03%) VMware
5 17 (2.36%) Sun
5 17 (2.36%) HP
6 16 (2.23%) Luciad
7 12 (1.67%) CheckPoint
8 10 (1.39%) SAP
9 9 (1.25%) CA
9 9 (1.25%) McAfee
10 8 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.97%) Citrix
12 6 (0.83%) Dell
12 6 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.83%) Google
12 6 (0.83%) Symantec
12 6 (0.83%) SolarWinds
12 6 (0.83%) ArcSight
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