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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 365 474 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.62% 14.69% 9.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.06% 46.02% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 293 107
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.06 £17.60 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £25.13
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -28.35%
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
889 1030 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.29% 31.92% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 593 365
Average daily rate £405 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 53 42
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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
Wiltshire +4 123 £379 +13.05% 5
Bristol +20 77 £445 +11.25% 9
Somerset -4 63 £328 -6.28% 2
Gloucestershire -7 63 £459 +31.07% 10
Devon -1 27 £280 -20.00%
Dorset -10 3 £450 +12.50%
Cornwall - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 742 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 138 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (13.75%) Windows
4 95 (12.80%) ITIL
5 90 (12.13%) Microsoft
6 85 (11.46%) SQL
7 81 (10.92%) Oracle
8 74 (9.97%) DV Cleared
9 71 (9.57%) Java
10 67 (9.03%) .NET
11 64 (8.63%) Linux
12 62 (8.36%) Project Management
13 59 (7.95%) C#
14 55 (7.41%) PRINCE2
14 55 (7.41%) Finance
15 53 (7.14%) Scrum
16 52 (7.01%) Risk Management
16 52 (7.01%) Active Directory
17 50 (6.74%) HTML
18 48 (6.47%) CSS
19 46 (6.20%) JavaScript
20 45 (6.06%) Service Management
21 44 (5.93%) Management Information System
21 44 (5.93%) MS Excel
22 42 (5.66%) C
22 42 (5.66%) Cisco
23 41 (5.53%) UML
24 40 (5.39%) Degree
25 39 (5.26%) SQL Server
25 39 (5.26%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.96%) SharePoint
1 22 (2.96%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.35%) CMS
2 10 (1.35%) Node.js
3 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (0.94%) K2 blackpearl
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (0.81%) IIS
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle 9iAS
5 6 (0.81%) Lync
5 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.81%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.67%) Apache
7 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 44 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.83%) MS Office
3 18 (2.43%) MS Project
4 10 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (1.35%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.35%) Fireworks
5 6 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.27%) Simulink
8 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (4.18%) Summit
2 17 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.81%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.40%) assyst
8 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.70%) WAN
1 20 (2.70%) Firewall
2 19 (2.56%) LAN
3 16 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.62%) Network Security
5 11 (1.48%) VoIP
5 11 (1.48%) DNS
5 11 (1.48%) SAN
6 9 (1.21%) HTTP
7 8 (1.08%) Internet
8 7 (0.94%) VPN
9 6 (0.81%) DHCP
10 5 (0.67%) H.323
10 5 (0.67%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.67%) IPv4
10 5 (0.67%) IPv6
11 4 (0.54%) MPLS
11 4 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.54%) NAS
12 3 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.18%) MongoDB
3 29 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 23 (3.10%) NoSQL
5 15 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (1.75%) MS Access
6 13 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (0.94%) Big Data
12 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (0.81%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (3.10%) JIRA
2 20 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
3 18 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
4 13 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.35%) LoadRunner
5 10 (1.35%) Selenium
6 9 (1.21%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (1.08%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.94%) Spock
8 7 (0.94%) ClearQuest
8 7 (0.94%) ClearCase
9 6 (0.81%) Maven
9 6 (0.81%) PeopleTools
10 5 (0.67%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.67%) WATIR
10 5 (0.67%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.67%) MSI
General
1 55 (7.41%) Finance
2 26 (3.50%) Military
3 15 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.48%) Retail
6 8 (1.08%) Avionics
7 6 (0.81%) Electronics
8 5 (0.67%) Back Office
9 3 (0.40%) Law
10 2 (0.27%) Legal
10 2 (0.27%) Marketing
10 2 (0.27%) Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 140 (18.87%) Developer
2 62 (8.36%) Consultant
3 60 (8.09%) Architect
4 37 (4.99%) Project Manager
5 36 (4.85%) .NET Developer
6 35 (4.72%) Analyst
7 34 (4.58%) Designer
8 29 (3.91%) Service Manager
9 28 (3.77%) DBA
10 26 (3.50%) Software Developer
11 25 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (2.96%) Software Engineer
13 21 (2.83%) Java Developer
13 21 (2.83%) Administrator
14 19 (2.56%) Tester
14 19 (2.56%) Oracle DBA
15 18 (2.43%) Project Planner
16 17 (2.29%) SQL Developer
17 14 (1.89%) Linux Engineer
18 13 (1.75%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (9.03%) .NET
2 50 (6.74%) HTML
3 48 (6.47%) CSS
4 37 (4.99%) Web Services
5 34 (4.58%) HTML5
5 34 (4.58%) CSS3
6 28 (3.77%) ASP.NET
7 22 (2.96%) Spring
7 22 (2.96%) .NET Framework
8 16 (2.16%) JSP
8 16 (2.16%) WPF
9 14 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (1.75%) GWT
11 11 (1.48%) Apache Camel
11 11 (1.48%) Entity Framework
11 11 (1.48%) XML
12 10 (1.35%) J2EE
12 10 (1.35%) Middleware
12 10 (1.35%) JSON
13 9 (1.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.93%) Management Information System
2 36 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.50%) Open Source
4 16 (2.16%) User Experience
5 13 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.21%) GIS
6 9 (1.21%) Statistics
6 9 (1.21%) CESG
7 7 (0.94%) Linked Data
7 7 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 7 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 7 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (0.81%) VHDL
8 6 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
8 6 (0.81%) RIA
8 6 (0.81%) RMADS
9 5 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.67%) PKI
9 5 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 102 (13.75%) Windows
2 64 (8.63%) Linux
3 24 (3.23%) Solaris
3 24 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 23 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (3.10%) UNIX
5 20 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (2.29%) Windows XP
7 14 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.21%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.67%) Android
9 5 (0.67%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.27%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
13 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (12.80%) ITIL
3 62 (8.36%) Project Management
4 55 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 53 (7.14%) Scrum
6 52 (7.01%) Risk Management
7 45 (6.06%) Service Management
8 41 (5.53%) UML
9 39 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (4.58%) Migration
10 34 (4.58%) Mentoring
10 34 (4.58%) Unit Testing
11 33 (4.45%) Information Security
12 30 (4.04%) CRM
13 29 (3.91%) Change Control
14 28 (3.77%) Software Engineering
15 26 (3.50%) Service Delivery
16 24 (3.23%) Automated Testing
17 23 (3.10%) Coaching
18 22 (2.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (11.46%) SQL
2 71 (9.57%) Java
3 59 (7.95%) C#
4 46 (6.20%) JavaScript
5 42 (5.66%) C
6 36 (4.85%) C++
7 25 (3.37%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.02%) VB.NET
9 12 (1.62%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.35%) Perl
11 7 (0.94%) Groovy
11 7 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.94%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.94%) Python
12 5 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.67%) VBA
12 5 (0.67%) VB
12 5 (0.67%) Ada
12 5 (0.67%) Ruby
13 3 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 742 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 74 (9.97%) DV Cleared
3 40 (5.39%) Degree
4 24 (3.23%) ISEB
5 19 (2.56%) APMP
6 17 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 12 (1.62%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.62%) CISSP
9 10 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.08%) RHCE
12 7 (0.94%) CISM
12 7 (0.94%) CCNP
13 6 (0.81%) ISSAP
13 6 (0.81%) ISSMP
13 6 (0.81%) CCNA
13 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.99%) ISO 9001
2 31 (4.18%) ISO 14001
3 25 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.29%) SLA
5 12 (1.62%) ISO 9000
6 9 (1.21%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.81%) QA
7 6 (0.81%) DO-254
8 2 (0.27%) BS15000
8 2 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.27%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.13%) P3O
9 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 52 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.21%) XenApp
5 8 (1.08%) Samba
6 6 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.40%) vSphere
8 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.13%) XenServer
9 1 (0.13%) Postfix
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.75%) SCCM
3 7 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.40%) SCOM
6 3 (0.40%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.40%) WSUS
7 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.13%) yum
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.13%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.13%) Netcool
8 1 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 90 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.92%) Oracle
3 42 (5.66%) Cisco
4 38 (5.12%) VMware
5 27 (3.64%) HP
6 18 (2.43%) Juniper
7 14 (1.89%) McAfee
8 13 (1.75%) Sun
8 13 (1.75%) Citrix
9 12 (1.62%) Google
10 11 (1.48%) CheckPoint
10 11 (1.48%) SAP
11 9 (1.21%) Remedy
11 9 (1.21%) Symantec
12 8 (1.08%) Dell
12 8 (1.08%) Cognos
12 8 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.81%) Xilinx
13 6 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
13 6 (0.81%) CommVault
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