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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 6 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 410 302 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.02% 10.03% 14.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.97% 36.47% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 190 286
Median daily rate £380 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
- +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 26
Median hourly rate £42.25 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £30.23 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.02%
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
977 828 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.40% 27.51% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 487 602
Median daily rate £388 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 36 59
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.13 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% +16.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +4 153 £390 +7.58% 17
Gloucestershire +9 84 £375 -11.76% 18
Bristol +1 74 £428 -9.28% 16
Devon +1 38 £364 +8.58%
Somerset -6 24 £530 +41.33%
Dorset -3 7 £363 +18.85%
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 806 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 151 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (12.66%) Java
4 99 (12.28%) Cisco
5 91 (11.29%) Microsoft
6 86 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
7 82 (10.17%) DV Cleared
8 79 (9.80%) CCNP
9 78 (9.68%) Windows
9 78 (9.68%) Project Management
10 76 (9.43%) ITIL
11 74 (9.18%) Web Services
11 74 (9.18%) Oracle
11 74 (9.18%) Software Engineering
11 74 (9.18%) Migration
12 73 (9.06%) Linux
12 73 (9.06%) Firewall
13 67 (8.31%) WAN
14 66 (8.19%) C++
15 59 (7.32%) SQL Server
16 57 (7.07%) Finance
17 54 (6.70%) VMware
18 50 (6.20%) Management Information System
18 50 (6.20%) C
18 50 (6.20%) SQL
18 50 (6.20%) Active Directory
19 46 (5.71%) Unix
20 45 (5.58%) PRINCE2
20 45 (5.58%) UML
20 45 (5.58%) Juniper

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 24 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.61%) Confluence
2 13 (1.61%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.36%) JBoss
4 10 (1.24%) GlassFish
4 10 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (1.24%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.12%) Apache
5 9 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.99%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.87%) IIS
7 7 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.74%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.37%) CMS
10 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle UPK
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.73%) MS Office
3 16 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.61%) MS Project
5 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.37%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.87%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.25%) Primavera
5 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.73%) Office 365
2 13 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.12%) GitHub
4 3 (0.37%) IaaS
4 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.06%) Firewall
2 67 (8.31%) WAN
3 43 (5.33%) LAN
4 39 (4.84%) VPN
5 36 (4.47%) MPLS
6 35 (4.34%) BGP
6 35 (4.34%) IPsec
7 31 (3.85%) OSPF
8 30 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (3.23%) Wireless
10 19 (2.36%) TCP/IP
11 17 (2.11%) VoIP
12 15 (1.86%) EIGRP
12 15 (1.86%) Network Security
13 11 (1.36%) DNS
14 8 (0.99%) WLAN
15 7 (0.87%) DHCP
15 7 (0.87%) Internet
15 7 (0.87%) IP Telephony
16 6 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (1.36%) Big Data
6 11 (1.36%) MySQL
7 9 (1.12%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.87%) MS Access
9 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.87%) Star Schema
10 6 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.62%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.50%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (4.34%) JIRA
2 28 (3.47%) Cucumber
3 25 (3.10%) Rational DOORS
4 24 (2.98%) Visual Studio
5 22 (2.73%) Jenkins
6 20 (2.48%) Maven
7 18 (2.23%) Git (software)
8 16 (1.99%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.61%) Eclipse RCP
9 13 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.24%) Selenium
11 9 (1.12%) IntelliJ
12 7 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.87%) Spock
13 6 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
14 5 (0.62%) Hudson
14 5 (0.62%) NetBeans
14 5 (0.62%) Subversion
15 3 (0.37%) JUnit
General
1 57 (7.07%) Finance
2 38 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.23%) Military
4 19 (2.36%) Aerospace
5 5 (0.62%) Billing
5 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.50%) Games
7 3 (0.37%) Electronics
7 3 (0.37%) Legal
8 2 (0.25%) Marketing
8 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.25%) Publishing
8 2 (0.25%) Retail
9 1 (0.12%) Avionics
9 1 (0.12%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 128 (15.88%) Developer
2 81 (10.05%) Architect
3 68 (8.44%) Analyst
4 57 (7.07%) Project Manager
5 55 (6.82%) Consultant
6 49 (6.08%) Software Engineer
7 47 (5.83%) Network Engineer
8 41 (5.09%) Java Developer
9 38 (4.71%) Designer
10 34 (4.22%) Network Designer
11 28 (3.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 26 (3.23%) Tester
13 22 (2.73%) Test Analyst
14 21 (2.61%) .NET Developer
14 21 (2.61%) Coordinator
14 21 (2.61%) Field Engineer
14 21 (2.61%) Test Engineer
15 19 (2.36%) C++ Software Engineer
16 18 (2.23%) Network Field Engineer
16 18 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.18%) Web Services
2 37 (4.59%) .NET
3 32 (3.97%) REST
3 32 (3.97%) RESTful
4 31 (3.85%) XML
5 27 (3.35%) J2EE
6 24 (2.98%) Middleware
7 23 (2.85%) CSS
8 22 (2.73%) HTML
9 19 (2.36%) SOAP
10 18 (2.23%) AngularJS
10 18 (2.23%) XSD
11 17 (2.11%) Spring
11 17 (2.11%) WSDL
12 15 (1.86%) Apache Camel
13 11 (1.36%) Apache CXF
14 10 (1.24%) CSS3
14 10 (1.24%) EJB
14 10 (1.24%) Swing
14 10 (1.24%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.20%) Management Information System
2 45 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (1.86%) Replication
4 14 (1.74%) Data Centre
5 13 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.36%) CESG
8 10 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (0.99%) Clustering
10 7 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.87%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.87%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.87%) Wiki
11 6 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.62%) Blog
12 5 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
12 5 (0.62%) Cybercrime
12 5 (0.62%) NHS
12 5 (0.62%) PKI
12 5 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (9.68%) Windows
2 73 (9.06%) Linux
3 46 (5.71%) Unix
4 24 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.49%) Solaris
7 11 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.99%) CentOS
8 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.87%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) Android
13 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (9.68%) Project Management
3 76 (9.43%) ITIL
4 74 (9.18%) Migration
4 74 (9.18%) Software Engineering
5 45 (5.58%) PRINCE2
5 45 (5.58%) UML
6 43 (5.33%) Scrum
7 39 (4.84%) Test Automation
8 34 (4.22%) BDD
9 32 (3.97%) Service Management
10 31 (3.85%) Data Migration
11 29 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
12 28 (3.47%) TOGAF
13 27 (3.35%) Validation
14 26 (3.23%) Risk Management
15 25 (3.10%) SOA
16 24 (2.98%) Configuration Management
16 24 (2.98%) Service Delivery
16 24 (2.98%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 102 (12.66%) Java
2 66 (8.19%) C++
3 50 (6.20%) C
3 50 (6.20%) SQL
4 32 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.23%) C#
5 18 (2.23%) Groovy
6 14 (1.74%) PL/SQL
7 10 (1.24%) Embedded C++
8 9 (1.12%) Perl
8 9 (1.12%) VB
9 7 (0.87%) Python
10 6 (0.74%) Ada
11 5 (0.62%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.62%) VC++
12 4 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.50%) Ruby
13 3 (0.37%) AWK
13 3 (0.37%) sed
13 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 806 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 86 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
3 82 (10.17%) DV Cleared
4 79 (9.80%) CCNP
5 37 (4.59%) Degree
6 25 (3.10%) CCNA
7 23 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (2.73%) CISSP
9 19 (2.36%) JNCIS
10 17 (2.11%) BC Cleared
11 13 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.36%) ISTQB
12 11 (1.36%) JNCIP
13 10 (1.24%) ISEB
14 8 (0.99%) CLAS
15 7 (0.87%) APMP
15 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.87%) RHCE
16 6 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
16 6 (0.74%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.34%) QA
2 24 (2.98%) ISO 9001
2 24 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.11%) ISO 14001
4 16 (1.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (1.74%) SLA
6 11 (1.36%) HL7
6 11 (1.36%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.50%) RMADS
9 3 (0.37%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.37%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.25%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.25%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 50 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 37 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.61%) Xen
4 11 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.24%) Samba
6 8 (0.99%) vSphere
7 6 (0.74%) Docker
8 5 (0.62%) Firmware
8 5 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.37%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.25%) Snort
11 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.25%) XenApp
11 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (1.86%) SCCM
2 10 (1.24%) Puppet
3 9 (1.12%) WSUS
4 8 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.74%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.74%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.25%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.25%) RSA enVision
8 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 99 (12.28%) Cisco
2 91 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 74 (9.18%) Oracle
4 54 (6.70%) VMware
5 45 (5.58%) Juniper
6 31 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 20 (2.48%) Red Hat
8 18 (2.23%) BT
8 18 (2.23%) Citrix
8 18 (2.23%) webMethods
9 16 (1.99%) Nortel
10 15 (1.86%) Fortinet
10 15 (1.86%) HP
11 12 (1.49%) SAP
12 11 (1.36%) Luciad
12 11 (1.36%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.24%) Sybase
14 8 (0.99%) Intel Security
14 8 (0.99%) Palo Alto
14 8 (0.99%) Sourcefire
Wiltshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swindon
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
South West
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago