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 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 330 399 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.04% 12.05% 14.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.04% 40.26% 47.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 270 348
Median daily rate £375 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.24 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +3.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £11.78 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £50.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £30.29 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+20.50% +37.68%
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
804 991 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.32% 29.93% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 619 696
Median daily rate £375 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 63 45
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.36 £14.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -1 92 £325 -14.47% 5
Bristol +2 80 £365 -8.75% 7
Gloucestershire +1 64 £375 - 18
Somerset +7 25 £418 +15.17% 3
Devon -6 25 £432 +10.06%
Dorset +13 21 £475 +20.25% 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 764 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 129 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (12.17%) Migration
4 86 (11.26%) Java
5 85 (11.13%) Microsoft
6 81 (10.60%) ITIL
7 79 (10.34%) Windows
7 79 (10.34%) Project Management
8 72 (9.42%) Firewall
9 71 (9.29%) Finance
10 70 (9.16%) SQL
10 70 (9.16%) Cisco
11 68 (8.90%) Oracle
12 65 (8.51%) SQL Server
12 65 (8.51%) DV Cleared
13 64 (8.38%) Cisco Certification
14 54 (7.07%) SharePoint
14 54 (7.07%) Web Services
15 53 (6.94%) Unix
16 52 (6.81%) CCNP
17 51 (6.68%) C
17 51 (6.68%) C++
18 47 (6.15%) .NET
18 47 (6.15%) Linux
18 47 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
19 44 (5.76%) Scrum
20 43 (5.63%) VMware
21 42 (5.50%) LAN
21 42 (5.50%) WAN
22 40 (5.24%) Risk Management

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 54 (7.07%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 22 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 21 (2.75%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.83%) IIS
6 13 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.57%) Confluence
8 10 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (1.31%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.92%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.52%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.52%) JBoss
11 4 (0.52%) K2 blackpearl
12 3 (0.39%) Apache
12 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.40%) MS Office
3 13 (1.70%) MS Project
4 7 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.39%) Simulink
6 3 (0.39%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (2.36%) Primavera
3 17 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.44%) Oracle Payroll
5 9 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.79%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.39%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
12 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
12 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
12 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.97%) Office 365
2 21 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.31%) GitHub
5 7 (0.92%) SaaS
6 5 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.52%) PaaS
8 3 (0.39%) IaaS
9 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 72 (9.42%) Firewall
2 42 (5.50%) LAN
2 42 (5.50%) WAN
3 24 (3.14%) VPN
4 21 (2.75%) BGP
5 20 (2.62%) DHCP
6 19 (2.49%) MPLS
7 17 (2.23%) TCP/IP
7 17 (2.23%) Wireless
8 16 (2.09%) VoIP
9 15 (1.96%) IPsec
10 14 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (1.83%) Network Security
10 14 (1.83%) OSPF
11 12 (1.57%) EIGRP
11 12 (1.57%) Internet
12 11 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.18%) DNS
14 7 (0.92%) NetScaler
14 7 (0.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 21 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (2.09%) Crystal Reports
7 15 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.31%) Star Schema
10 9 (1.18%) Power BI
11 8 (1.05%) MS Access
11 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.92%) Big Data
12 7 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (3.40%) Rational DOORS
2 23 (3.01%) JIRA
3 21 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.23%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.83%) Maven
6 11 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (1.05%) Selenium
8 6 (0.79%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.65%) Hudson
9 5 (0.65%) PeopleTools
10 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.52%) Eclipse RCP
10 4 (0.52%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.52%) Subversion
11 3 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.39%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.39%) JUnit
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 71 (9.29%) Finance
2 36 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.62%) Military
4 10 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.18%) Aerospace
5 9 (1.18%) Electronics
5 9 (1.18%) Marketing
6 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.39%) Back Office
7 3 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.13%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.13%) Games
8 1 (0.13%) Law
8 1 (0.13%) Legal
8 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 145 (18.98%) Developer
2 78 (10.21%) Architect
3 60 (7.85%) Analyst
4 56 (7.33%) Consultant
5 45 (5.89%) Project Manager
6 38 (4.97%) Network Engineer
7 36 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 25 (3.27%) Project Planner
9 23 (3.01%) Administrator
10 21 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (2.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 20 (2.62%) Software Developer
12 17 (2.23%) .NET Developer
12 17 (2.23%) Designer
12 17 (2.23%) Software Engineer
13 16 (2.09%) Coordinator
13 16 (2.09%) Data Architect
13 16 (2.09%) DBA
13 16 (2.09%) Support Engineer
14 15 (1.96%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.07%) Web Services
2 47 (6.15%) .NET
3 38 (4.97%) REST
4 37 (4.84%) HTML
5 30 (3.93%) AngularJS
6 26 (3.40%) XML
7 24 (3.14%) WSDL
8 23 (3.01%) ASP.NET
9 22 (2.88%) XSD
10 21 (2.75%) CSS
11 19 (2.49%) Middleware
11 19 (2.49%) SOAP
11 19 (2.49%) Spring
12 16 (2.09%) HTML5
13 12 (1.57%) RESTful
14 11 (1.44%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.44%) J2EE
15 10 (1.31%) CSS3
16 8 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 7 (0.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.62%) CESG
4 17 (2.23%) Data Centre
5 15 (1.96%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.83%) NHS
6 14 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
9 8 (1.05%) PKI
10 7 (0.92%) CMDB
10 7 (0.92%) Replication
10 7 (0.92%) User Experience
11 6 (0.79%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.79%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.65%) ASIC
12 5 (0.65%) Clustering
12 5 (0.65%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.34%) Windows
2 53 (6.94%) Unix
3 47 (6.15%) Linux
4 24 (3.14%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.62%) Solaris
6 17 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.52%) AIX
9 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.52%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.26%) Android
11 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.26%) CentOS
11 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) HPUX
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (12.17%) Migration
3 81 (10.60%) ITIL
4 79 (10.34%) Project Management
5 47 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (5.76%) Scrum
7 40 (5.24%) Risk Management
8 31 (4.06%) PRINCE2
8 31 (4.06%) SOA
8 31 (4.06%) Software Engineering
9 28 (3.66%) Change Management
9 28 (3.66%) TOGAF
10 27 (3.53%) Data Migration
11 26 (3.40%) Information Security
11 26 (3.40%) Service Management
12 24 (3.14%) Configuration Management
12 24 (3.14%) Data Modelling
12 24 (3.14%) MODAF
13 23 (3.01%) ERP
13 23 (3.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 86 (11.26%) Java
2 70 (9.16%) SQL
3 51 (6.68%) C
3 51 (6.68%) C++
4 33 (4.32%) C#
5 27 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.23%) Python
7 15 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.31%) VBA
10 9 (1.18%) PHP
11 7 (0.92%) Ada
12 6 (0.79%) Embedded C++
12 6 (0.79%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.52%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.52%) Perl
13 4 (0.52%) VBScript
14 3 (0.39%) Fortran
14 3 (0.39%) Groovy
14 3 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 764 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.51%) DV Cleared
3 64 (8.38%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (6.81%) CCNP
5 32 (4.19%) Degree
6 30 (3.93%) CCNA
7 28 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (1.83%) ISEB
9 13 (1.70%) BC Cleared
9 13 (1.70%) CISSP
10 12 (1.57%) CLAS
10 12 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.31%) ISTQB
12 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
13 8 (1.05%) JNCIP
14 7 (0.92%) CCIE
14 7 (0.92%) MCSA
14 7 (0.92%) MCSE
15 5 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.62%) QA
2 19 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.83%) HL7
4 12 (1.57%) SLA
5 10 (1.31%) JSP 440
6 9 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (1.18%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.79%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.65%) RMADS
9 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.26%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.13%) GCP
11 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 35 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.96%) Docker
4 14 (1.83%) Xen
5 13 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.05%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.05%) XenApp
7 5 (0.65%) Snort
7 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.52%) Firmware
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.52%) vSphere
8 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.26%) Samba
9 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (1.96%) SCCM
2 14 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.52%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.52%) Puppet
5 4 (0.52%) RSA enVision
5 4 (0.52%) SCOM
5 4 (0.52%) WSUS
6 3 (0.39%) Ansible
6 3 (0.39%) Nessus
6 3 (0.39%) Netcool
6 3 (0.39%) QRadar
7 2 (0.26%) Kibana
7 2 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.16%) Cisco
3 68 (8.90%) Oracle
4 43 (5.63%) VMware
5 31 (4.06%) Juniper
6 28 (3.66%) Citrix
7 21 (2.75%) SAP
8 18 (2.36%) CheckPoint
9 16 (2.09%) webMethods
10 13 (1.70%) Remedy
11 12 (1.57%) F5
11 12 (1.57%) IBM
12 10 (1.31%) HP
12 10 (1.31%) Intel Security
13 9 (1.18%) Cognos
14 8 (1.05%) Blue Coat
14 8 (1.05%) TippingPoint
15 6 (0.79%) ArcSight
15 6 (0.79%) Nintex
15 6 (0.79%) Nortel
Bath, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.0 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago