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 25 June 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 6 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 419 295 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.21% 9.52% 14.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.20% 34.38% 47.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 176 289
Median daily rate £383 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 26
Median hourly rate £42.25 £51.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.25 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +100.00%
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
993 858 958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.67% 27.68% 31.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 511 624
Median daily rate £390 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 47 51
Median hourly rate £27.50 £41.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.73% +16.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.86 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +2 148 £410 +17.14% 9
Gloucestershire +5 91 £366 -10.73% 20
Bristol +13 88 £419 -1.47% 12
Devon +7 39 £363 +11.53% 1
Somerset -10 17 £500 +37.93% 1
Dorset -8 4 £375 +22.95%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 794 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 132 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (12.72%) Cisco
4 99 (12.47%) Java
5 98 (12.34%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (11.21%) CCNP
7 87 (10.96%) DV Cleared
8 86 (10.83%) Project Management
9 83 (10.45%) Firewall
10 81 (10.20%) Microsoft
11 80 (10.08%) ITIL
12 77 (9.70%) WAN
12 77 (9.70%) Migration
13 71 (8.94%) Oracle
14 70 (8.82%) Web Services
14 70 (8.82%) Windows
14 70 (8.82%) Linux
15 68 (8.56%) Software Engineering
16 66 (8.31%) C++
17 65 (8.19%) Finance
18 53 (6.68%) VMware
19 52 (6.55%) C
20 51 (6.42%) LAN
20 51 (6.42%) Juniper
21 49 (6.17%) SQL Server
22 48 (6.05%) Unix
22 48 (6.05%) Active Directory
23 47 (5.92%) VPN
24 44 (5.54%) SQL
25 43 (5.42%) PRINCE2

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.76%) Confluence
4 13 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.64%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.39%) JBoss
6 11 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.26%) GlassFish
8 9 (1.13%) Apache
9 7 (0.88%) IIS
9 7 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.38%) CMS
11 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 35 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.52%) MS Office
3 11 (1.39%) MS Project
4 10 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.38%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (2.64%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (1.39%) Oracle Payroll
3 7 (0.88%) Primavera
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.03%) Office 365
2 10 (1.26%) GitHub
3 9 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.76%) SaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (10.45%) Firewall
2 77 (9.70%) WAN
3 51 (6.42%) LAN
4 47 (5.92%) VPN
5 43 (5.42%) MPLS
6 42 (5.29%) BGP
7 41 (5.16%) IPsec
8 34 (4.28%) OSPF
9 30 (3.78%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (3.53%) Wireless
11 21 (2.64%) EIGRP
12 19 (2.39%) TCP/IP
13 17 (2.14%) Network Security
13 17 (2.14%) VoIP
14 14 (1.76%) DHCP
14 14 (1.76%) DNS
15 11 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (1.01%) Internet
16 8 (1.01%) VLAN
16 8 (1.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.39%) Big Data
4 11 (1.39%) MySQL
4 11 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.26%) Star Schema
6 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.63%) MS Access
9 5 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.38%) QlikView
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (4.41%) JIRA
2 26 (3.27%) Rational DOORS
3 22 (2.77%) Cucumber
3 22 (2.77%) Visual Studio
4 19 (2.39%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.39%) Maven
5 13 (1.64%) Eclipse
6 11 (1.39%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.26%) Eclipse RCP
8 9 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.88%) IntelliJ
9 7 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (0.88%) Selenium
10 6 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.76%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (0.63%) Hudson
11 5 (0.63%) Spock
12 4 (0.50%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.50%) Subversion
13 3 (0.38%) Capybara
General
1 65 (8.19%) Finance
2 42 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.39%) Military
4 16 (2.02%) Aerospace
5 8 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.76%) Electronics
7 5 (0.63%) Billing
7 5 (0.63%) Marketing
8 4 (0.50%) Games
9 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.25%) Publishing
9 2 (0.25%) Retail
10 1 (0.13%) Avionics
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 124 (15.62%) Developer
2 93 (11.71%) Architect
3 65 (8.19%) Analyst
4 57 (7.18%) Consultant
4 57 (7.18%) Project Manager
5 54 (6.80%) Network Engineer
6 45 (5.67%) Software Engineer
7 41 (5.16%) Java Developer
8 40 (5.04%) Designer
9 36 (4.53%) Network Designer
10 31 (3.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 24 (3.02%) Project Planner
12 21 (2.64%) Field Engineer
12 21 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.52%) .NET Developer
13 20 (2.52%) Tester
14 18 (2.27%) C++ Software Engineer
14 18 (2.27%) Coordinator
14 18 (2.27%) Network Field Engineer
15 17 (2.14%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.82%) Web Services
2 36 (4.53%) REST
3 29 (3.65%) .NET
4 25 (3.15%) CSS
4 25 (3.15%) J2EE
5 23 (2.90%) AngularJS
5 23 (2.90%) XML
6 21 (2.64%) RESTful
6 21 (2.64%) WSDL
6 21 (2.64%) XSD
7 20 (2.52%) Middleware
8 18 (2.27%) SOAP
9 17 (2.14%) HTML
9 17 (2.14%) Spring
10 14 (1.76%) CSS3
11 12 (1.51%) Apache Camel
12 10 (1.26%) Apache CXF
12 10 (1.26%) EJB
12 10 (1.26%) Swing
12 10 (1.26%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.29%) Management Information System
2 33 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.14%) Data Centre
4 15 (1.89%) Replication
5 13 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.51%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.51%) NHS
7 10 (1.26%) CESG
7 10 (1.26%) PKI
7 10 (1.26%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.01%) Clustering
9 7 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 7 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (0.88%) Wiki
10 6 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.76%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.76%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.63%) Cybercrime
11 5 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.63%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.82%) Linux
1 70 (8.82%) Windows
2 48 (6.05%) Unix
3 24 (3.02%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (2.14%) Solaris
6 10 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.01%) CentOS
7 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.13%) HPUX
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (10.83%) Project Management
3 80 (10.08%) ITIL
4 77 (9.70%) Migration
5 68 (8.56%) Software Engineering
6 43 (5.42%) PRINCE2
7 41 (5.16%) UML
8 33 (4.16%) Scrum
8 33 (4.16%) TOGAF
9 30 (3.78%) Data Migration
10 29 (3.65%) Service Management
11 28 (3.53%) Data Modelling
12 27 (3.40%) Service Delivery
12 27 (3.40%) SOA
13 26 (3.27%) Change Management
13 26 (3.27%) Enterprise Architecture
13 26 (3.27%) MODAF
13 26 (3.27%) Risk Management
14 25 (3.15%) BDD
14 25 (3.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 99 (12.47%) Java
2 66 (8.31%) C++
3 52 (6.55%) C
4 44 (5.54%) SQL
5 25 (3.15%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.14%) PL/SQL
7 16 (2.02%) Groovy
8 14 (1.76%) C#
9 10 (1.26%) Embedded C++
10 8 (1.01%) Perl
10 8 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.88%) VB
12 6 (0.76%) Ada
12 6 (0.76%) PHP
13 5 (0.63%) VC++
14 4 (0.50%) Ruby
14 4 (0.50%) VBA
15 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.38%) VBScript
16 2 (0.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 794 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 98 (12.34%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (11.21%) CCNP
4 87 (10.96%) DV Cleared
5 38 (4.79%) Degree
6 27 (3.40%) CCNA
7 25 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (2.77%) BC Cleared
9 19 (2.39%) JNCIS
10 15 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (1.76%) CISSP
12 13 (1.64%) JNCIP
13 12 (1.51%) ISEB
13 12 (1.51%) ISTQB
14 10 (1.26%) CLAS
15 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.88%) RHCE
17 6 (0.76%) APMP
17 6 (0.76%) CCIE
17 6 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.90%) QA
2 21 (2.64%) ISO 9001
2 21 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.02%) ISO 14001
4 14 (1.76%) HL7
5 10 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (1.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (1.13%) SLA
7 7 (0.88%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.38%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.25%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.25%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.25%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.25%) RMADS
11 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.13%) GCP
11 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 48 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.89%) Xen
4 13 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.13%) vSphere
6 8 (1.01%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.88%) Docker
7 7 (0.88%) Samba
8 6 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.63%) Firmware
9 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.25%) Snort
11 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.25%) XenApp
11 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (1.51%) SCCM
3 7 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (0.88%) Puppet
3 7 (0.88%) WSUS
4 5 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.50%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.25%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.25%) RSA enVision
7 2 (0.25%) SCOM
7 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 101 (12.72%) Cisco
2 81 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 71 (8.94%) Oracle
4 53 (6.68%) VMware
5 51 (6.42%) Juniper
6 31 (3.90%) CheckPoint
7 19 (2.39%) Citrix
8 18 (2.27%) BT
8 18 (2.27%) Fortinet
8 18 (2.27%) webMethods
9 16 (2.02%) Nortel
9 16 (2.02%) SAP
10 15 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.51%) F5
11 12 (1.51%) HP
12 10 (1.26%) Luciad
12 10 (1.26%) Sybase
13 9 (1.13%) Intel Security
14 8 (1.01%) Blue Coat
14 8 (1.01%) Sourcefire
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