The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 7 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 378 259 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.41% 12.06% 10.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.15% 40.60% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 132 149
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £276 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £368 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.02% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 30
Average hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £11.70 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.66 £50.00 £43.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.69%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
876 638 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.77% 29.72% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 362 410
Average daily rate £375 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 60
Average hourly rate £35.50 £20.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.17% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
SC Cleared
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +5 134 £375 +10.29% 7
Wiltshire -6 63 £260 -38.82% 13
Gloucestershire +20 62 £388 -20.51% 18
Devon -2 46 £398 +13.16% 5
Bristol -28 33 £369 +5.35% 10
Dorset +12 11 £444 - 4
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 844 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 174 (20.62%) Microsoft
3 132 (15.64%) Windows
4 131 (15.52%) SQL
5 128 (15.17%) Project Management
6 104 (12.32%) Scrum
7 103 (12.20%) C#
8 102 (12.09%) SQL Server
9 97 (11.49%) .NET
9 97 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 88 (10.43%) ITIL
11 83 (9.83%) Oracle
12 82 (9.72%) SharePoint
13 81 (9.60%) MS Excel
14 75 (8.89%) PRINCE2
15 63 (7.46%) Test Scripting
16 61 (7.23%) DV Cleared
17 59 (6.99%) ISEB
18 58 (6.87%) Unit Testing
19 57 (6.75%) SAP
20 56 (6.64%) Management Information System
21 55 (6.52%) Finance
21 55 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
22 51 (6.04%) Windows 7
23 49 (5.81%) Information Security
23 49 (5.81%) Service Management
24 48 (5.69%) Risk Management
25 47 (5.57%) ISTQB
26 46 (5.45%) Software Testing
26 46 (5.45%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 82 (9.72%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 20 (2.37%) K2 blackpearl
4 19 (2.25%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.30%) IIS
7 10 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.07%) Apache
9 6 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.59%) Lync
11 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.24%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.24%) Drupal
Applications
1 81 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.67%) MS Project
3 30 (3.55%) MS Office
4 9 (1.07%) Simulink
5 6 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.24%) Windchill
8 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 29 (3.44%) Summit
2 8 (0.95%) assyst
2 8 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.59%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.50%) LAN
2 35 (4.15%) WAN
3 30 (3.55%) SAN
4 18 (2.13%) Internet
5 17 (2.01%) Firewall
6 11 (1.30%) DNS
7 9 (1.07%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.95%) DHCP
8 8 (0.95%) Network Security
9 7 (0.83%) NAS
10 6 (0.71%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (0.71%) Intranet
11 5 (0.59%) VPN
11 5 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.47%) HTTP
13 3 (0.36%) Nortel Meridian
13 3 (0.36%) VLAN
13 3 (0.36%) MPLS
13 3 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (5.21%) Oracle Database
4 27 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 22 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.95%) Big Data
13 7 (0.83%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.71%) MySQL
15 5 (0.59%) NoSQL
16 4 (0.47%) RDBMS
17 3 (0.36%) EDRMS
18 2 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
18 2 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 55 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (3.55%) Selenium
3 25 (2.96%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.01%) SpecFlow
5 15 (1.78%) MSI
6 13 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (1.18%) JMeter
7 10 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
8 9 (1.07%) WATIR
8 9 (1.07%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.83%) JIRA
10 6 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (0.59%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.59%) MSTest
12 4 (0.47%) NUnit
12 4 (0.47%) Git (software)
13 3 (0.36%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.24%) PHPUnit
15 1 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
15 1 (0.12%) JUnit
General
1 55 (6.52%) Finance
2 46 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.50%) Back Office
4 32 (3.79%) Military
5 13 (1.54%) Front Office
6 11 (1.30%) Publishing
6 11 (1.30%) Avionics
7 8 (0.95%) Automotive
8 7 (0.83%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.47%) Legal
10 3 (0.36%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Marketing
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 149 (17.65%) Developer
2 134 (15.88%) Analyst
3 79 (9.36%) Consultant
4 75 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 54 (6.40%) .NET Developer
6 45 (5.33%) Test Analyst
7 41 (4.86%) Business Analyst
8 39 (4.62%) Architect
9 38 (4.50%) Administrator
10 36 (4.27%) DBA
11 30 (3.55%) SQL Developer
12 29 (3.44%) SQL DBA
13 27 (3.20%) Tester
14 26 (3.08%) Software Engineer
15 25 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
16 24 (2.84%) SharePoint Developer
17 21 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.49%) Senior Test Analyst
18 18 (2.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (11.49%) .NET
2 42 (4.98%) ASP.NET
3 31 (3.67%) JSP
4 30 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (3.20%) Web Services
6 25 (2.96%) .NET Framework
7 20 (2.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 18 (2.13%) CSS
9 17 (2.01%) HTML
10 16 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 13 (1.54%) CSS3
12 12 (1.42%) REST
12 12 (1.42%) Gherkin
12 12 (1.42%) HTML5
13 9 (1.07%) WPF
14 7 (0.83%) WCF
15 5 (0.59%) Software Packaging
15 5 (0.59%) Dojo
15 5 (0.59%) Middleware
15 5 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.64%) Management Information System
2 27 (3.20%) GIS
2 27 (3.20%) RMADS
3 23 (2.73%) CESG
4 20 (2.37%) CESG CLAS
4 20 (2.37%) Clustering
5 19 (2.25%) Statistics
6 18 (2.13%) CMDB
7 17 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.42%) Visualisation
9 11 (1.30%) Open Source
10 9 (1.07%) Web 2.0
10 9 (1.07%) Economics
11 7 (0.83%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.71%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.59%) Replication
13 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.47%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 132 (15.64%) Windows
2 51 (6.04%) Windows 7
3 40 (4.74%) Linux
4 38 (4.50%) UNIX
5 31 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.30%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.18%) Solaris
11 4 (0.47%) HPUX
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.12%) Android
12 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (15.17%) Project Management
2 104 (12.32%) Scrum
3 97 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 88 (10.43%) ITIL
5 75 (8.89%) PRINCE2
6 63 (7.46%) Test Scripting
7 58 (6.87%) Unit Testing
8 49 (5.81%) Service Management
8 49 (5.81%) Information Security
9 48 (5.69%) Risk Management
10 46 (5.45%) Software Testing
11 43 (5.09%) Service Delivery
12 39 (4.62%) UML
12 39 (4.62%) Software Engineering
12 39 (4.62%) Test Management
13 35 (4.15%) Migration
14 32 (3.79%) Test Strategy
15 29 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (3.44%) Configuration Management
16 28 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 131 (15.52%) SQL
2 103 (12.20%) C#
3 40 (4.74%) T-SQL
3 40 (4.74%) PowerShell
4 36 (4.27%) Java
5 27 (3.20%) JavaScript
6 23 (2.73%) Python
7 18 (2.13%) C
8 16 (1.90%) C++
9 15 (1.78%) MATLAB
10 13 (1.54%) Ruby
10 13 (1.54%) PHP
11 12 (1.42%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.30%) Perl
13 10 (1.18%) ABAP
14 9 (1.07%) VBScript
15 6 (0.71%) VB
16 5 (0.59%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.47%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 844 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.23%) DV Cleared
3 59 (6.99%) ISEB
4 47 (5.57%) ISTQB
5 35 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 32 (3.79%) Degree
8 21 (2.49%) MCP
9 18 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 16 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.95%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.95%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.83%) PMP
14 6 (0.71%) MCSE
14 6 (0.71%) CISSP
14 6 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.27%) SLA
2 33 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (3.79%) ISO 9001
4 29 (3.44%) ISO 14001
5 23 (2.73%) JSP 440
6 13 (1.54%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.59%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) BS15000
System Software
1 35 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.07%) ISA Server
7 8 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.83%) vSphere
9 6 (0.71%) vCloud
9 6 (0.71%) XenApp
9 6 (0.71%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.24%) NFS
12 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.24%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 31 (3.67%) SCCM
2 17 (2.01%) Data Guard
3 9 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.07%) WSUS
4 6 (0.71%) SCOM
4 6 (0.71%) AppDNA
4 6 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.71%) SCSM
5 5 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.36%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.24%) Puppet
8 2 (0.24%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.24%) Nessus
8 2 (0.24%) Netcool
8 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.24%) OpenView
Vendors
1 174 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 83 (9.83%) Oracle
3 57 (6.75%) SAP
4 42 (4.98%) VMware
5 37 (4.38%) Cisco
6 32 (3.79%) HP
7 19 (2.25%) Citrix
7 19 (2.25%) SolarWinds
8 18 (2.13%) Remedy
9 16 (1.90%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.42%) Nortel
11 11 (1.30%) Business Objects
12 10 (1.18%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.18%) Symantec
13 9 (1.07%) Informatica
14 8 (0.95%) EMC
14 8 (0.95%) Avaya
14 8 (0.95%) Juniper
15 7 (0.83%) Dell
16 6 (0.71%) McAfee
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Rate DOE and role applied for.
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £360 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago