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 22 May 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
22 May 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 301 447 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.09% 14.92% 10.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.02% 46.51% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 295 121
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £274 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 12
Average hourly rate £44.25 £38.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.19% +80.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.08 £17.75 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -6.97%
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
813 961 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.25% 32.08% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 610 354
Average daily rate £400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 37
Average hourly rate £38.25 £33.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 90 £363 +8.20% 9
Bristol +16 66 £471 +21.61% 7
Somerset -5 62 £375 +13.63% 3
Gloucestershire -6 46 £425 +21.42% 14
Devon +2 29 £335 +3.87%
Dorset -10 3 £305 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 706 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 117 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (12.32%) ITIL
4 85 (12.04%) Microsoft
5 83 (11.76%) Windows
6 77 (10.91%) SQL
7 76 (10.76%) Oracle
8 72 (10.20%) Java
8 72 (10.20%) DV Cleared
9 71 (10.06%) Project Management
10 58 (8.22%) Finance
11 57 (8.07%) HTML
11 57 (8.07%) .NET
12 54 (7.65%) PRINCE2
12 54 (7.65%) Linux
12 54 (7.65%) Risk Management
13 52 (7.37%) CSS
14 51 (7.22%) Active Directory
15 50 (7.08%) Management Information System
16 47 (6.66%) UML
16 47 (6.66%) C#
17 45 (6.37%) Cisco
18 42 (5.95%) Service Management
18 42 (5.95%) SQL Server
19 41 (5.81%) C
20 39 (5.52%) JavaScript
20 39 (5.52%) Web Services
21 38 (5.38%) Scrum
21 38 (5.38%) Information Security
21 38 (5.38%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (1.42%) CMS
5 8 (1.13%) Lync
5 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.85%) K2 blackpearl
7 6 (0.85%) Node.js
7 6 (0.85%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.85%) IIS
7 6 (0.85%) Oracle 9iAS
7 6 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.71%) Apache
8 5 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 36 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.55%) MS Project
3 14 (1.98%) MS Office
4 12 (1.70%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.70%) Fireworks
4 12 (1.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.28%) Simulink
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (2.83%) Summit
2 15 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.85%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.42%) assyst
7 2 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.99%) Office 365
2 2 (0.28%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.97%) Firewall
2 24 (3.40%) LAN
2 24 (3.40%) WAN
3 19 (2.69%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.12%) Network Security
5 11 (1.56%) SAN
6 10 (1.42%) DNS
7 8 (1.13%) VPN
7 8 (1.13%) VoIP
8 7 (0.99%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.85%) H.323
10 5 (0.71%) MPLS
10 5 (0.71%) HTTP
10 5 (0.71%) DHCP
11 4 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.57%) NAS
11 4 (0.57%) IPv4
11 4 (0.57%) IPv6
11 4 (0.57%) IPsec
11 4 (0.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.82%) MongoDB
3 26 (3.68%) Oracle Database
4 23 (3.26%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.84%) MS Access
8 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.99%) Big Data
14 6 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
14 6 (0.85%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 21 (2.97%) JIRA
2 17 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (2.12%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 11 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
6 10 (1.42%) LoadRunner
7 9 (1.27%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (0.99%) Spock
9 6 (0.85%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.85%) PeopleTools
9 6 (0.85%) Maven
10 5 (0.71%) ClearQuest
10 5 (0.71%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.71%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.71%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.57%) Selenium
12 3 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 58 (8.22%) Finance
2 29 (4.11%) Military
3 15 (2.12%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.56%) Retail
6 6 (0.85%) Avionics
6 6 (0.85%) Electronics
7 5 (0.71%) Back Office
8 3 (0.42%) Billing
8 3 (0.42%) Law
9 2 (0.28%) Banking
9 2 (0.28%) Legal
9 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 127 (17.99%) Developer
2 61 (8.64%) Architect
3 57 (8.07%) Consultant
4 44 (6.23%) Project Manager
5 43 (6.09%) Designer
6 29 (4.11%) .NET Developer
7 28 (3.97%) Service Manager
7 28 (3.97%) DBA
8 27 (3.82%) Analyst
9 25 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (3.26%) Software Engineer
10 23 (3.26%) Administrator
11 22 (3.12%) Software Developer
12 18 (2.55%) Project Planner
13 17 (2.41%) Java Developer
13 17 (2.41%) Oracle DBA
14 15 (2.12%) Linux Engineer
15 13 (1.84%) SQL Developer
15 13 (1.84%) Tester
16 12 (1.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.07%) HTML
1 57 (8.07%) .NET
2 52 (7.37%) CSS
3 39 (5.52%) Web Services
4 38 (5.38%) HTML5
4 38 (5.38%) CSS3
5 22 (3.12%) ASP.NET
5 22 (3.12%) .NET Framework
6 19 (2.69%) Spring
7 16 (2.27%) Apache Camel
8 15 (2.12%) WPF
9 14 (1.98%) Middleware
10 12 (1.70%) JSP
11 11 (1.56%) XML
11 11 (1.56%) RESTful
11 11 (1.56%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.56%) Entity Framework
12 9 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (1.27%) J2EE
12 9 (1.27%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.08%) Management Information System
2 37 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.97%) Open Source
4 19 (2.69%) User Experience
5 10 (1.42%) GIS
5 10 (1.42%) CESG
5 10 (1.42%) Statistics
6 9 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 7 (0.99%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (0.99%) Blackberry
7 7 (0.99%) Linked Data
8 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.85%) RMADS
9 5 (0.71%) PKI
9 5 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (0.71%) Cryptography
9 5 (0.71%) Clustering
9 5 (0.71%) Replication
9 5 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.76%) Windows
2 54 (7.65%) Linux
3 27 (3.82%) Solaris
4 22 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (2.41%) UNIX
6 15 (2.12%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.71%) Android
10 4 (0.57%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.28%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (12.32%) ITIL
3 71 (10.06%) Project Management
4 54 (7.65%) PRINCE2
4 54 (7.65%) Risk Management
5 47 (6.66%) UML
6 42 (5.95%) Service Management
7 38 (5.38%) Scrum
7 38 (5.38%) Information Security
8 37 (5.24%) Mentoring
9 33 (4.67%) Migration
10 32 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (4.39%) CRM
11 31 (4.39%) Software Engineering
12 29 (4.11%) Change Control
12 29 (4.11%) Unit Testing
13 26 (3.68%) Service Delivery
14 23 (3.26%) Coaching
15 22 (3.12%) Programme Management
16 21 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (10.91%) SQL
2 72 (10.20%) Java
3 47 (6.66%) C#
4 41 (5.81%) C
5 39 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.53%) C++
7 24 (3.40%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.12%) VB.NET
8 15 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.70%) Perl
10 11 (1.56%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.99%) VB
11 7 (0.99%) Python
11 7 (0.99%) Groovy
12 5 (0.71%) Ada
12 5 (0.71%) VBA
12 5 (0.71%) VBScript
13 3 (0.42%) Ruby
13 3 (0.42%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 706 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 72 (10.20%) DV Cleared
3 37 (5.24%) Degree
4 22 (3.12%) ISEB
5 20 (2.83%) APMP
6 18 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 16 (2.27%) CISSP
8 11 (1.56%) RHCE
9 10 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (1.42%) ISTQB
10 8 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.13%) CCNP
10 8 (1.13%) CCNA
10 8 (1.13%) CISM
11 6 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.85%) JNCIS
11 6 (0.85%) ISSAP
11 6 (0.85%) ISSMP
12 4 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (3.54%) ISO 9001
3 20 (2.83%) ISO 14001
4 18 (2.55%) SLA
5 12 (1.70%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.85%) QA
6 6 (0.85%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.57%) DO-254
8 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.14%) TickIT
9 1 (0.14%) P3O
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 51 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.56%) Samba
4 9 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.57%) XenApp
6 4 (0.57%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.14%) Xen
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Postfix
8 1 (0.14%) XenServer
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.70%) SCCM
3 7 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.42%) WSUS
5 3 (0.42%) SCOM
5 3 (0.42%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.28%) Puppet
6 2 (0.28%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.14%) Netcool
7 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 85 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 76 (10.76%) Oracle
3 45 (6.37%) Cisco
4 34 (4.82%) VMware
5 24 (3.40%) HP
6 21 (2.97%) Juniper
7 16 (2.27%) Sun
8 15 (2.12%) McAfee
9 12 (1.70%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.42%) Citrix
10 10 (1.42%) SAP
10 10 (1.42%) Symantec
11 7 (0.99%) Google
11 7 (0.99%) CommVault
11 7 (0.99%) Dell
12 6 (0.85%) Tandberg
12 6 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.85%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.85%) Luciad
13 5 (0.71%) Informatica
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