The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 7 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 479 221 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.59% 9.42% 10.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.10% 33.08% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 106 198
Average daily rate £350 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.30 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £25.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.40% +25.62%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1039 668 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.66% 28.47% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 363 595
Average daily rate £350 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 42 94
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
SC Cleared
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +18 167 £350 +14.75% 3
Wiltshire -2 96 £335 -4.28% 7
Gloucestershire +22 74 £350 +6.06% 8
Bristol -16 49 £400 -5.88% 6
Devon -5 31 £350 +14.75% 1
Dorset +6 11 £400 +55.33% 2
Avon - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 772 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 193 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 115 (14.90%) Windows
4 110 (14.25%) Project Management
5 101 (13.08%) SQL Server
6 100 (12.95%) SharePoint
7 86 (11.14%) Telecoms
8 83 (10.75%) SQL
9 80 (10.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 80 (10.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 77 (9.97%) ITIL
11 69 (8.94%) C#
12 65 (8.42%) Oracle
13 64 (8.29%) MS Excel
13 64 (8.29%) Finance
14 57 (7.38%) Cisco
15 56 (7.25%) .NET
16 55 (7.12%) Test Scripting
16 55 (7.12%) PowerShell
17 54 (6.99%) DV Cleared
18 52 (6.74%) PRINCE2
19 48 (6.22%) VMware
20 47 (6.09%) Service Management
20 47 (6.09%) ISEB
21 46 (5.96%) Windows 7
22 45 (5.83%) WAN
23 43 (5.57%) Management Information System
23 43 (5.57%) Linux
24 42 (5.44%) LAN
24 42 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 100 (12.95%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 20 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
4 18 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (2.33%) IIS
5 11 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.04%) MS Project Server
7 6 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (0.78%) Lync
8 4 (0.52%) Apache
8 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.26%) Drupal
9 2 (0.26%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.13%) CMS
10 1 (0.13%) FileNet
Applications
1 64 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.27%) MS Office
3 18 (2.33%) MS Project
4 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.52%) Simulink
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 22 (2.85%) Summit
2 6 (0.78%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 4 (0.52%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.39%) assyst
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.83%) WAN
2 42 (5.44%) LAN
3 36 (4.66%) Firewall
4 25 (3.24%) Network Security
5 20 (2.59%) SAN
6 17 (2.20%) Internet
7 13 (1.68%) VPN
8 10 (1.30%) DNS
9 9 (1.17%) DHCP
10 8 (1.04%) Intranet
11 6 (0.78%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.78%) Nortel Meridian
12 4 (0.52%) IPv4
12 4 (0.52%) VoIP
12 4 (0.52%) MPLS
13 3 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.39%) IPsec
13 3 (0.39%) H.323
13 3 (0.39%) OSPF
13 3 (0.39%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 80 (10.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (4.79%) Oracle Database
6 32 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (2.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 16 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.17%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.78%) DataStage
15 5 (0.65%) MySQL
16 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
17 3 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
17 3 (0.39%) EDRMS
17 3 (0.39%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 34 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (3.89%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.59%) Selenium
4 14 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (1.68%) MSI
6 11 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
8 9 (1.17%) JIRA
9 8 (1.04%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.91%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.78%) PeopleTools
12 5 (0.65%) MSTest
13 3 (0.39%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.26%) PHPUnit
14 2 (0.26%) Metasploit
15 1 (0.13%) Concordion
15 1 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
15 1 (0.13%) Subversion
15 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 86 (11.14%) Telecoms
2 64 (8.29%) Finance
3 28 (3.63%) Military
4 18 (2.33%) Publishing
5 14 (1.81%) Back Office
6 12 (1.55%) Front Office
7 5 (0.65%) Avionics
7 5 (0.65%) Billing
8 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.39%) Local Government
9 3 (0.39%) Automotive
9 3 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.26%) Legal
10 2 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.13%) Retail
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 117 (15.16%) Analyst
2 104 (13.47%) Developer
3 93 (12.05%) Consultant
4 56 (7.25%) Project Manager
5 50 (6.48%) Architect
6 45 (5.83%) Administrator
7 40 (5.18%) SharePoint Developer
8 38 (4.92%) Test Analyst
9 36 (4.66%) Business Analyst
10 27 (3.50%) DBA
11 26 (3.37%) SharePoint Administrator
12 24 (3.11%) SQL DBA
13 19 (2.46%) Designer
14 17 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
15 15 (1.94%) Network Engineer
15 15 (1.94%) Support Analyst
15 15 (1.94%) Tester
16 14 (1.81%) Software Engineer
16 14 (1.81%) Support Engineer
16 14 (1.81%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.25%) .NET
2 29 (3.76%) CSS
3 28 (3.63%) Web Services
4 21 (2.72%) XML
5 17 (2.20%) jQuery
6 16 (2.07%) JSP
6 16 (2.07%) ASP.NET
7 15 (1.94%) HTML
8 14 (1.81%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.68%) XSLT
10 11 (1.42%) Dojo
11 10 (1.30%) REST
12 9 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (1.17%) HTML5
12 9 (1.17%) CSS3
13 8 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (1.04%) WCF
14 6 (0.78%) XHTML
14 6 (0.78%) WSDL
14 6 (0.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.57%) Management Information System
2 18 (2.33%) RMADS
2 18 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 17 (2.20%) GIS
4 16 (2.07%) CESG
5 15 (1.94%) CMDB
6 14 (1.81%) CESG CLAS
7 12 (1.55%) Statistics
7 12 (1.55%) Clustering
8 11 (1.42%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.17%) Replication
10 8 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.91%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.78%) Economics
12 6 (0.78%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.65%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.65%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.65%) Web 2.0
13 5 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 115 (14.90%) Windows
2 46 (5.96%) Windows 7
3 43 (5.57%) Linux
4 34 (4.40%) UNIX
5 29 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (2.07%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.55%) Solaris
9 11 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.78%) Android
11 5 (0.65%) VMS
11 5 (0.65%) HPUX
12 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (14.25%) Project Management
2 80 (10.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 77 (9.97%) ITIL
4 55 (7.12%) Test Scripting
5 52 (6.74%) PRINCE2
6 47 (6.09%) Service Management
7 38 (4.92%) UML
7 38 (4.92%) Service Delivery
8 36 (4.66%) Scrum
9 35 (4.53%) Software Testing
10 33 (4.27%) Test Management
10 33 (4.27%) Test Strategy
10 33 (4.27%) Migration
10 33 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (3.50%) Risk Management
13 25 (3.24%) Performance Tuning
13 25 (3.24%) Incident Management
13 25 (3.24%) Software Engineering
13 25 (3.24%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 83 (10.75%) SQL
2 69 (8.94%) C#
3 55 (7.12%) PowerShell
4 33 (4.27%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.02%) T-SQL
6 25 (3.24%) Java
7 23 (2.98%) Python
8 18 (2.33%) C
9 14 (1.81%) MATLAB
10 11 (1.42%) Ruby
10 11 (1.42%) Perl
11 9 (1.17%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.17%) PHP
12 8 (1.04%) C++
13 7 (0.91%) VBScript
14 6 (0.78%) PeopleCode
15 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.52%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.52%) Korn
16 4 (0.52%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 772 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.99%) DV Cleared
3 47 (6.09%) ISEB
4 39 (5.05%) Degree
5 33 (4.27%) ISTQB
6 23 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 23 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (2.33%) MCP
9 16 (2.07%) CCNP
10 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.30%) CCNA
12 9 (1.17%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.91%) APMP
14 6 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.52%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.39%) JNCIS
16 3 (0.39%) PMP
16 3 (0.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.53%) SLA
2 25 (3.24%) ISO 9001
3 22 (2.85%) ISO 14001
3 22 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.81%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.65%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 37 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 34 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 12 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 12 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.30%) ISA Server
6 9 (1.17%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.04%) vCloud
8 7 (0.91%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.78%) XenApp
10 4 (0.52%) vSphere
11 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.39%) Nmap
12 1 (0.13%) XenServer
12 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.13%) Xen
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (4.15%) SCCM
2 14 (1.81%) WSUS
3 13 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.55%) Data Guard
5 11 (1.42%) SCOM
6 8 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.91%) SCSM
8 6 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.52%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.52%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.39%) Nessus
12 2 (0.26%) OpenView
12 2 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.26%) SCDPM
12 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
13 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 193 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 65 (8.42%) Oracle
3 57 (7.38%) Cisco
4 48 (6.22%) VMware
5 33 (4.27%) SAP
6 32 (4.15%) HP
7 17 (2.20%) Nortel
8 15 (1.94%) Remedy
9 14 (1.81%) Informatica
10 13 (1.68%) SolarWinds
10 13 (1.68%) Juniper
11 10 (1.30%) Business Objects
11 10 (1.30%) Citrix
11 10 (1.30%) McAfee
12 8 (1.04%) Avaya
12 8 (1.04%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.04%) Endeca
12 8 (1.04%) Barracuda Networks
13 7 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
14 6 (0.78%) Sourcefire
Cheltenham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £0 - 1 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheltenham
Templeton and Partners (BE & NL)
Rate: £0 - 1 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £275 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warminster, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Unite Human Resources
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day £350 daily + Accommodation costs paid in Bri
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
CPS Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
CPS Group
Rate: Flexible upon Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Taunton
Swan IT Recruitment Limited
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 35-50 Per Hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol, Avon
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £110 to £115 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
South West
Applitracker
Rate: £280 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago