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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 7 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 422 297 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.03% 13.21% 10.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.62% 44.80% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 152 151
Average daily rate
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£398 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £360 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 35
Average hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £13.40 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.11 £49.00 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
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
925 663 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.57% 29.48% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 359 437
Average daily rate £393 £362 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% -33.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +6 116 £415 +25.75% 3
Wiltshire -3 73 £340 -5.55% 19
Gloucestershire +11 70 £325 -39.25% 9
Devon +1 68 £390 +4.00% 7
Bristol -20 53 £375 +2.73% 23
Dorset +11 20 £438 +6.70% 7
Avon - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 861 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 162 (18.82%) Microsoft
3 139 (16.14%) SQL
4 129 (14.98%) Windows
5 118 (13.70%) Scrum
6 114 (13.24%) Project Management
7 104 (12.08%) ITIL
8 100 (11.61%) C#
9 96 (11.15%) .NET
10 87 (10.10%) SQL Server
11 82 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 79 (9.18%) PRINCE2
13 75 (8.71%) MS Excel
14 69 (8.01%) Unit Testing
15 68 (7.90%) SharePoint
16 67 (7.78%) Oracle
17 63 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
18 61 (7.08%) Linux
19 58 (6.74%) Finance
19 58 (6.74%) Test Scripting
20 54 (6.27%) Risk Management
20 54 (6.27%) ISEB
21 53 (6.16%) Management Information System
21 53 (6.16%) DV Cleared
22 52 (6.04%) SAP
23 51 (5.92%) SLA
24 49 (5.69%) ASP.NET
24 49 (5.69%) T-SQL
24 49 (5.69%) Information Security
25 47 (5.46%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 68 (7.90%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 20 (2.32%) K2 blackpearl
5 16 (1.86%) Apache
6 15 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.93%) IIS
9 7 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.46%) Lync
13 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.23%) Drupal
13 2 (0.23%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 75 (8.71%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.72%) MS Office
3 31 (3.60%) MS Project
4 8 (0.93%) Simulink
5 5 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.58%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.46%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.23%) Windchill
9 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (3.14%) Summit
2 15 (1.74%) assyst
3 6 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.58%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ASCP
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.16%) IaaS
3 4 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.65%) LAN
2 31 (3.60%) WAN
3 30 (3.48%) SAN
3 30 (3.48%) Firewall
4 17 (1.97%) Internet
5 13 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.39%) DNS
6 12 (1.39%) Cisco PIX
7 11 (1.28%) VPN
8 10 (1.16%) MPLS
9 8 (0.93%) BGP
9 8 (0.93%) VLAN
9 8 (0.93%) DHCP
10 7 (0.81%) NAS
11 6 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.70%) LDAP
11 6 (0.70%) SSL
11 6 (0.70%) EIGRP
12 5 (0.58%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 30 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.93%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.81%) Big Data
13 5 (0.58%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.58%) MySQL
14 4 (0.46%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.23%) MS Access
15 2 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.23%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 63 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (3.25%) Selenium
3 22 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 17 (1.97%) SpecFlow
5 16 (1.86%) Rational DOORS
6 13 (1.51%) MSI
6 13 (1.51%) JMeter
6 13 (1.51%) WATIR
6 13 (1.51%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.58%) MSTest
7 5 (0.58%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.58%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.58%) Hudson
7 5 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (0.46%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.46%) NUnit
8 4 (0.46%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.23%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.23%) Metasploit
General
1 58 (6.74%) Finance
2 45 (5.23%) Back Office
3 36 (4.18%) Military
4 33 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.51%) Avionics
6 12 (1.39%) Front Office
7 9 (1.05%) Aerospace
8 8 (0.93%) Automotive
8 8 (0.93%) Publishing
9 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.46%) Legal
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.23%) Marketing
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 152 (17.65%) Developer
2 117 (13.59%) Analyst
3 85 (9.87%) Project Manager
4 65 (7.55%) .NET Developer
5 61 (7.08%) Consultant
6 46 (5.34%) Architect
7 44 (5.11%) Test Analyst
8 37 (4.30%) Administrator
9 35 (4.07%) Software Engineer
9 35 (4.07%) SQL Developer
10 34 (3.95%) Business Analyst
10 34 (3.95%) DBA
11 29 (3.37%) Tester
12 28 (3.25%) SQL DBA
13 26 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
14 21 (2.44%) Senior Test Analyst
15 20 (2.32%) Team Leader
16 18 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
17 17 (1.97%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (11.15%) .NET
2 49 (5.69%) ASP.NET
3 40 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (4.07%) JSP
5 27 (3.14%) Web Services
6 26 (3.02%) .NET Framework
6 26 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 25 (2.90%) CSS
8 24 (2.79%) HTML
9 21 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 17 (1.97%) CSS3
11 16 (1.86%) HTML5
12 12 (1.39%) REST
12 12 (1.39%) Gherkin
13 9 (1.05%) WPF
14 8 (0.93%) LAMP
15 7 (0.81%) Middleware
16 5 (0.58%) Software Packaging
16 5 (0.58%) Dojo
16 5 (0.58%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.16%) Management Information System
2 28 (3.25%) RMADS
3 24 (2.79%) GIS
4 20 (2.32%) Clustering
5 19 (2.21%) CESG
5 19 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.09%) CMDB
6 18 (2.09%) Open Source
7 17 (1.97%) CESG CLAS
8 16 (1.86%) Statistics
9 11 (1.28%) Visualisation
10 9 (1.05%) Web 2.0
10 9 (1.05%) Economics
11 8 (0.93%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.93%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.70%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.58%) Replication
14 4 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 129 (14.98%) Windows
2 61 (7.08%) Linux
3 43 (4.99%) Windows 7
4 39 (4.53%) UNIX
5 32 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.51%) Solaris
7 13 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.93%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.58%) HPUX
9 5 (0.58%) CentOS
9 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.23%) Nucleus RTOS
10 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.23%) Android
10 2 (0.23%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.12%) zOS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (13.70%) Scrum
2 114 (13.24%) Project Management
3 104 (12.08%) ITIL
4 82 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 79 (9.18%) PRINCE2
6 69 (8.01%) Unit Testing
7 58 (6.74%) Test Scripting
8 54 (6.27%) Risk Management
9 49 (5.69%) Information Security
10 47 (5.46%) Service Delivery
11 44 (5.11%) Service Management
11 44 (5.11%) Software Engineering
12 40 (4.65%) Software Testing
12 40 (4.65%) Test Management
13 36 (4.18%) Configuration Management
13 36 (4.18%) UML
14 35 (4.07%) SOA
14 35 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (3.83%) Information Assurance
16 32 (3.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 139 (16.14%) SQL
2 100 (11.61%) C#
3 49 (5.69%) T-SQL
4 43 (4.99%) Java
5 34 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 29 (3.37%) JavaScript
7 26 (3.02%) C++
8 25 (2.90%) C
9 23 (2.67%) Python
10 17 (1.97%) Perl
10 17 (1.97%) PHP
10 17 (1.97%) MATLAB
10 17 (1.97%) Ruby
11 16 (1.86%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.16%) ABAP
13 9 (1.05%) VBScript
13 9 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.58%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.58%) Korn
14 5 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 861 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.27%) ISEB
3 53 (6.16%) DV Cleared
4 44 (5.11%) ISTQB
5 38 (4.41%) Degree
6 36 (4.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (2.44%) MCP
9 18 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 15 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (1.05%) CCNP
15 7 (0.81%) CCNA
15 7 (0.81%) CISSP
15 7 (0.81%) MCSE
15 7 (0.81%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.70%) PMP
16 6 (0.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.92%) SLA
2 32 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (3.48%) ISO 9001
4 27 (3.14%) ISO 14001
5 21 (2.44%) JSP 440
6 20 (2.32%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.46%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) DO-254
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) BS15000
System Software
1 38 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (1.86%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.81%) vSphere
7 6 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.70%) XenApp
7 6 (0.70%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.70%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.58%) Samba
8 5 (0.58%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.58%) XenServer
8 5 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (0.58%) vCloud
9 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.35%) Nmap
11 1 (0.12%) NFS
11 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (3.60%) SCCM
2 17 (1.97%) Data Guard
3 10 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.05%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.93%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 7 (0.81%) Puppet
6 7 (0.81%) AppDNA
7 5 (0.58%) WSUS
7 5 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (0.58%) Salt
8 4 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.35%) Nessus
9 3 (0.35%) SCOM
10 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.23%) OpenView
10 2 (0.23%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.23%) Netcool
10 2 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.23%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 162 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.78%) Oracle
3 52 (6.04%) SAP
4 41 (4.76%) VMware
5 35 (4.07%) Cisco
6 26 (3.02%) HP
6 26 (3.02%) Citrix
7 18 (2.09%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.09%) SolarWinds
8 14 (1.63%) Remedy
8 14 (1.63%) Juniper
9 11 (1.28%) IBM
10 10 (1.16%) Symantec
11 9 (1.05%) F5
11 9 (1.05%) EMC
11 9 (1.05%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.70%) Nortel
12 6 (0.70%) Altiris
12 6 (0.70%) Brocade
12 6 (0.70%) Informatica
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Good market rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Posted: 20 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £490 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago