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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 7 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 494 218 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.74% 9.73% 10.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.91% 38.58% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 110 140
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £492 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -51.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £15.63 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%
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
1053 565 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.41% 25.21% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 306 377
Average daily rate £380 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 40 58
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.36 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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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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 +1 121 £400 +16.87% 14
Bristol +6 105 £370 +5.71% 18
Devon +9 89 £366 -13.82% 3
Gloucestershire -1 76 £405 +22.72% 7
Somerset +10 70 £325 -6.81% 3
Dorset +9 7 £450 +63.63% 5
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 902 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 168 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (15.96%) Windows
4 132 (14.63%) ITIL
5 120 (13.30%) Microsoft
6 109 (12.08%) SQL
7 102 (11.31%) Project Management
8 96 (10.64%) Linux
9 89 (9.87%) Scrum
10 81 (8.98%) C#
11 79 (8.76%) LAN
11 79 (8.76%) Firewall
12 74 (8.20%) .NET
13 72 (7.98%) Java
13 72 (7.98%) DV Cleared
14 70 (7.76%) Cisco
15 66 (7.32%) WAN
15 66 (7.32%) MS Excel
16 65 (7.21%) PRINCE2
17 63 (6.98%) Risk Management
18 62 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
19 60 (6.65%) Telecoms
20 58 (6.43%) SharePoint
21 57 (6.32%) Automated Testing
22 56 (6.21%) HP
23 55 (6.10%) Finance
24 51 (5.65%) Management Information System
25 50 (5.54%) Windows 7
26 49 (5.43%) Migration
27 47 (5.21%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 58 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 30 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 22 (2.44%) Apache
4 21 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (1.33%) K2 blackpearl
7 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.55%) Node.js
8 5 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.44%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.44%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.22%) Lync
11 2 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 66 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.66%) MS Office
3 31 (3.44%) MS Project
4 5 (0.55%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.44%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.22%) Simulink
8 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 42 (4.66%) Summit
2 10 (1.11%) assyst
3 7 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.55%) SAP SD
4 5 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.22%) IaaS
2 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.22%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (8.76%) LAN
1 79 (8.76%) Firewall
2 66 (7.32%) WAN
3 36 (3.99%) MPLS
4 35 (3.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 28 (3.10%) SAN
6 26 (2.88%) TCP/IP
7 25 (2.77%) OSPF
8 20 (2.22%) BGP
9 16 (1.77%) DNS
10 15 (1.66%) SNMP
11 13 (1.44%) Telnet
11 13 (1.44%) FTP
12 12 (1.33%) LDAP
13 11 (1.22%) VPN
13 11 (1.22%) DHCP
14 10 (1.11%) Internet
15 9 (1.00%) HTTP
16 8 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.88%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.33%) MS Access
4 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.55%) MySQL
6 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (3.88%) Selenium
2 29 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.66%) JIRA
4 23 (2.55%) Visual Studio
5 22 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
7 14 (1.55%) MSI
8 13 (1.44%) SpecFlow
9 12 (1.33%) Hudson
9 12 (1.33%) Jenkins
10 11 (1.22%) JMeter
10 11 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
10 11 (1.22%) WATIR
10 11 (1.22%) WebDriver
11 10 (1.11%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.67%) Git (software)
13 4 (0.44%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.44%) StarTeam
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.44%) ClearCase
General
1 60 (6.65%) Telecoms
2 55 (6.10%) Finance
3 36 (3.99%) Military
4 26 (2.88%) Back Office
5 17 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.44%) Avionics
7 7 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.55%) Front Office
9 4 (0.44%) Legal
9 4 (0.44%) Publishing
10 2 (0.22%) Marketing
10 2 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.11%) Electronics
11 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 161 (17.85%) Developer
2 70 (7.76%) Consultant
3 69 (7.65%) Analyst
3 69 (7.65%) Project Manager
4 54 (5.99%) Architect
5 47 (5.21%) .NET Developer
6 37 (4.10%) Software Engineer
6 37 (4.10%) Tester
7 28 (3.10%) Service Manager
8 25 (2.77%) SQL Developer
8 25 (2.77%) Project Planner
9 20 (2.22%) C++ Developer
9 20 (2.22%) Test Analyst
9 20 (2.22%) Designer
10 19 (2.11%) Administrator
11 18 (2.00%) Network Engineer
11 18 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (2.00%) Network Specialist
12 16 (1.77%) Java Developer
12 16 (1.77%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (8.20%) .NET
2 45 (4.99%) ASP.NET
3 36 (3.99%) CSS
4 35 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (3.66%) HTML
6 32 (3.55%) JSP
7 30 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 23 (2.55%) CSS3
8 23 (2.55%) HTML5
9 21 (2.33%) Web Services
10 15 (1.66%) Spring
11 14 (1.55%) Middleware
12 12 (1.33%) Gherkin
13 11 (1.22%) LAMP
13 11 (1.22%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.22%) GWT
14 10 (1.11%) Ajax
15 8 (0.89%) jQuery
15 8 (0.89%) REST
16 7 (0.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 43 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.00%) Open Source
4 15 (1.66%) RMADS
4 15 (1.66%) CESG
5 13 (1.44%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.00%) User Experience
8 8 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.78%) VHDL
9 7 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (0.67%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.55%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.55%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.55%) Clustering
11 5 (0.55%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.55%) Statistics
11 5 (0.55%) RIA
12 4 (0.44%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 144 (15.96%) Windows
2 96 (10.64%) Linux
3 50 (5.54%) Windows 7
4 47 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (4.43%) UNIX
6 27 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.88%) Windows XP
8 16 (1.77%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.22%) CentOS
10 10 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.11%) Solaris
11 6 (0.67%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
14 2 (0.22%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.11%) zOS
15 1 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (14.63%) ITIL
3 102 (11.31%) Project Management
4 89 (9.87%) Scrum
5 65 (7.21%) PRINCE2
6 63 (6.98%) Risk Management
7 57 (6.32%) Automated Testing
8 49 (5.43%) Migration
9 46 (5.10%) Unit Testing
10 43 (4.77%) Service Delivery
11 40 (4.43%) Service Management
12 37 (4.10%) Information Security
13 35 (3.88%) Software Testing
14 34 (3.77%) Software Engineering
15 33 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (3.44%) OO
17 30 (3.33%) User Stories
18 28 (3.10%) Test Scripting
19 27 (2.99%) SOA
20 25 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (12.08%) SQL
2 81 (8.98%) C#
3 72 (7.98%) Java
4 47 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 47 (5.21%) C++
5 33 (3.66%) C
6 31 (3.44%) T-SQL
7 22 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 22 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 18 (2.00%) Perl
8 18 (2.00%) Ruby
9 14 (1.55%) PHP
10 10 (1.11%) Python
10 10 (1.11%) ABAP
11 9 (1.00%) MATLAB
12 8 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.44%) Embedded C
14 4 (0.44%) VBScript
15 3 (0.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 902 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 72 (7.98%) DV Cleared
3 62 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (4.55%) ISEB
5 40 (4.43%) CCNP
6 35 (3.88%) ISTQB
7 29 (3.22%) Degree
8 22 (2.44%) CISSP
9 21 (2.33%) CCNA
10 20 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (1.44%) CCIE
13 12 (1.33%) MCSE
14 11 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (1.00%) APMP
16 8 (0.89%) MCTS
16 8 (0.89%) PMP
16 8 (0.89%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.88%) ISO 9001
2 42 (4.66%) ISO 14001
3 34 (3.77%) SLA
4 26 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.88%) DO-178B
6 16 (1.77%) JSP 440
7 12 (1.33%) QA
8 7 (0.78%) DO-254
9 3 (0.33%) BS15000
9 3 (0.33%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.66%) vSphere
4 12 (1.33%) XenServer
5 11 (1.22%) Samba
5 11 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (0.78%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.67%) XenApp
9 5 (0.55%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.22%) Nmap
12 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.11%) NFS
13 1 (0.11%) Snort
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 38 (4.21%) SCCM
2 25 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (1.44%) Tivoli
3 13 (1.44%) Puppet
4 11 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.22%) Salt
5 10 (1.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 8 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (0.78%) WSUS
8 6 (0.67%) AppDNA
9 5 (0.55%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.44%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.44%) SCOM
11 3 (0.33%) Netcool
11 3 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.33%) Nessus
12 2 (0.22%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.22%) OpenView
12 2 (0.22%) Nagios
13 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 120 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 70 (7.76%) Cisco
3 56 (6.21%) HP
4 46 (5.10%) Oracle
5 44 (4.88%) VMware
6 32 (3.55%) Citrix
7 27 (2.99%) Remedy
8 24 (2.66%) SAP
9 23 (2.55%) Juniper
9 23 (2.55%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.44%) IBM
11 10 (1.11%) Google
11 10 (1.11%) EMC
11 10 (1.11%) Symantec
12 9 (1.00%) Fortinet
13 7 (0.78%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.78%) F5
13 7 (0.78%) Xilinx
14 6 (0.67%) Brocade
14 6 (0.67%) Blue Coat
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £43 to £46 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £35 to £38 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
DP Connect
Rate: £334 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
DP Connect
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £37 per hour + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £33 - £37 per hour + DOE
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive DOE
Posted: 22 days ago
Exeter
WA Consultants
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago