The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 614 429 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.74% 19.22% 16.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 68.15% 64.61% 61.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 232 245
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 52
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £11.70 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.33 £50.00 £44.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
Security 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
901 664 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.97% 29.75% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 363 433
Average daily rate £380 £366 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £256 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 73
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.50 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Security 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 Security Cleared across the South West region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Security 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 Security Cleared across the South West region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Security 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 Security Cleared within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Gloucestershire +1 179 £377 -8.59% 22
Somerset +8 132 £418 +22.99% 12
Wiltshire -5 101 £315 -21.25% 21
Devon 0 77 £378 +3.78% 1
Bristol -11 68 £400 +15.94% 23
Dorset +16 20 £438 +6.70% 3
Avon - - - -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 865 (69.53%) SC Cleared
2 279 (22.43%) DV Cleared
3 226 (18.17%) Microsoft
4 217 (17.44%) Windows
5 169 (13.59%) Project Management
6 168 (13.50%) ITIL
7 166 (13.34%) SQL
8 139 (11.17%) Scrum
9 125 (10.05%) Telecoms
10 121 (9.73%) Oracle
11 120 (9.65%) SQL Server
11 120 (9.65%) MS Excel
12 117 (9.41%) .NET
13 116 (9.32%) C#
14 112 (9.00%) PRINCE2
15 105 (8.44%) User Acceptance Testing
16 100 (8.04%) Linux
17 98 (7.88%) Finance
18 95 (7.64%) Java
19 94 (7.56%) SharePoint
20 86 (6.91%) VMware
21 85 (6.83%) Test Scripting
22 83 (6.67%) Unit Testing
23 81 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
23 81 (6.51%) Active Directory
24 78 (6.27%) SLA
25 76 (6.11%) Risk Management
26 72 (5.79%) Management Information System
27 71 (5.71%) HP
28 68 (5.47%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 94 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 33 (2.65%) MS Exchange
4 21 (1.69%) K2 blackpearl
5 20 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (1.29%) Apache
7 14 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.88%) IIS
10 9 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.64%) Lync
12 7 (0.56%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.40%) Drupal
15 4 (0.32%) Alfresco
15 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 120 (9.65%) MS Excel
2 57 (4.58%) MS Office
3 47 (3.78%) MS Project
4 16 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.80%) Simulink
7 9 (0.72%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.40%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.32%) Windchill
9 4 (0.32%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.080%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 33 (2.65%) Summit
2 15 (1.21%) assyst
3 9 (0.72%) SAP SD
3 9 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle ASCP
7 2 (0.16%) Agresso
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.080%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.080%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.45%) IaaS
3 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.080%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.94%) LAN
2 44 (3.54%) Firewall
3 41 (3.30%) WAN
4 35 (2.81%) SAN
5 32 (2.57%) DNS
6 30 (2.41%) Internet
7 27 (2.17%) DHCP
8 13 (1.05%) VPN
9 12 (0.96%) Cisco PIX
9 12 (0.96%) Network Security
9 12 (0.96%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.88%) Wireshark
11 9 (0.72%) LDAP
11 9 (0.72%) BGP
12 8 (0.64%) Multicast
12 8 (0.64%) EIGRP
12 8 (0.64%) MPLS
12 8 (0.64%) SSL
13 7 (0.56%) VLAN
13 7 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.98%) Oracle Database
3 38 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 29 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (1.37%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (1.21%) MySQL
11 14 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.96%) MongoDB
13 12 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (0.72%) Big Data
15 8 (0.64%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.56%) NoSQL
17 3 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
17 3 (0.24%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 67 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (2.33%) Selenium
2 29 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
3 27 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 21 (1.69%) ClearCase
5 18 (1.45%) Maven
6 17 (1.37%) SpecFlow
7 16 (1.29%) Git (software)
8 15 (1.21%) MSI
9 14 (1.13%) WebDriver
10 11 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
10 11 (0.88%) JMeter
10 11 (0.88%) Subversion
10 11 (0.88%) WATIR
11 10 (0.80%) Jenkins
11 10 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.72%) Hudson
13 6 (0.48%) MSTest
13 6 (0.48%) QUnit
General
1 125 (10.05%) Telecoms
2 98 (7.88%) Finance
3 55 (4.42%) Back Office
4 49 (3.94%) Military
5 21 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.45%) Avionics
7 15 (1.21%) Front Office
8 13 (1.05%) Aerospace
9 11 (0.88%) Publishing
10 9 (0.72%) Legal
11 8 (0.64%) Automotive
12 5 (0.40%) Electronics
13 4 (0.32%) Marketing
13 4 (0.32%) Local Government
14 3 (0.24%) Retail
15 1 (0.080%) Billing
Job Titles
1 224 (18.01%) Developer
2 156 (12.54%) Analyst
3 123 (9.89%) Project Manager
4 80 (6.43%) Consultant
5 74 (5.95%) Architect
6 67 (5.39%) .NET Developer
7 64 (5.14%) Administrator
8 53 (4.26%) Test Analyst
9 49 (3.94%) Business Analyst
10 46 (3.70%) Software Engineer
11 40 (3.22%) SQL Developer
12 38 (3.05%) DBA
13 35 (2.81%) Service Manager
14 31 (2.49%) Tester
15 30 (2.41%) Systems Engineer
15 30 (2.41%) SQL DBA
16 28 (2.25%) Java Developer
17 27 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
18 26 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
19 24 (1.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (9.41%) .NET
2 57 (4.58%) ASP.NET
3 44 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (2.89%) JSP
5 35 (2.81%) CSS
6 34 (2.73%) HTML
7 32 (2.57%) Web Services
8 31 (2.49%) .NET Framework
9 29 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 25 (2.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 23 (1.85%) HTML5
12 19 (1.53%) CSS3
13 18 (1.45%) REST
14 17 (1.37%) jQuery
15 15 (1.21%) J2EE
16 12 (0.96%) Gherkin
17 11 (0.88%) XML
17 11 (0.88%) Middleware
18 10 (0.80%) RESTful
18 10 (0.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.79%) Management Information System
2 38 (3.05%) RMADS
3 29 (2.33%) GIS
4 27 (2.17%) Clustering
5 25 (2.01%) Statistics
6 21 (1.69%) CESG
6 21 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.61%) Open Source
7 20 (1.61%) CMDB
7 20 (1.61%) Economics
8 19 (1.53%) CESG CLAS
9 11 (0.88%) Reference Data
9 11 (0.88%) RIA
9 11 (0.88%) Visualisation
10 9 (0.72%) Web 2.0
11 8 (0.64%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.64%) PKI
11 8 (0.64%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.56%) Replication
13 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 217 (17.44%) Windows
2 100 (8.04%) Linux
3 68 (5.47%) Windows 7
4 61 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (4.58%) UNIX
6 54 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.69%) Windows XP
10 16 (1.29%) Solaris
11 11 (0.88%) HPUX
12 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.24%) CentOS
12 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.16%) Android
13 2 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
13 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.080%) AIX
14 1 (0.080%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (13.59%) Project Management
2 168 (13.50%) ITIL
3 139 (11.17%) Scrum
4 112 (9.00%) PRINCE2
5 105 (8.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 85 (6.83%) Test Scripting
7 83 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 81 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (6.11%) Risk Management
10 68 (5.47%) Service Delivery
11 65 (5.23%) Software Engineering
12 64 (5.14%) Service Management
13 63 (5.06%) UML
14 60 (4.82%) Information Security
15 55 (4.42%) Configuration Management
16 53 (4.26%) Information Assurance
17 52 (4.18%) Software Testing
18 50 (4.02%) Migration
19 49 (3.94%) SOA
20 45 (3.62%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (13.34%) SQL
2 116 (9.32%) C#
3 95 (7.64%) Java
4 60 (4.82%) C
5 54 (4.34%) T-SQL
6 52 (4.18%) C++
7 46 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 43 (3.46%) Python
9 40 (3.22%) PowerShell
10 27 (2.17%) Perl
10 27 (2.17%) Ruby
11 22 (1.77%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.69%) PHP
13 18 (1.45%) MATLAB
14 14 (1.13%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.05%) VBScript
16 12 (0.96%) ABAP
17 11 (0.88%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.48%) VB
19 5 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 865 (69.53%) SC Cleared
2 279 (22.43%) DV Cleared
3 61 (4.90%) ISEB
4 52 (4.18%) ISTQB
5 47 (3.78%) Degree
6 45 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 39 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (1.93%) CISSP
9 24 (1.93%) MCP
10 22 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 20 (1.61%) CCNP
12 20 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (1.21%) BC Cleared
15 12 (0.96%) CCNA
16 10 (0.80%) PMI Certification
17 9 (0.72%) MCSE
17 9 (0.72%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.27%) SLA
2 48 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (3.05%) ISO 9001
4 33 (2.65%) ISO 14001
5 22 (1.77%) JSP 440
6 21 (1.69%) DO-178B
7 12 (0.96%) QA
8 9 (0.72%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.16%) P3O
10 1 (0.080%) BS15000
10 1 (0.080%) COBIT
10 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.080%) DO-254
System Software
1 81 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 21 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 17 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 15 (1.21%) vSphere
8 12 (0.96%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.96%) XenApp
9 7 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.56%) vCloud
10 6 (0.48%) ProxySG
10 6 (0.48%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.32%) Samba
13 3 (0.24%) XenServer
13 3 (0.24%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.16%) Nmap
14 2 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 58 (4.66%) SCCM
2 20 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 18 (1.45%) SCOM
3 18 (1.45%) Data Guard
4 17 (1.37%) HP SIM
5 16 (1.29%) NetBackup
6 12 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.56%) AppDNA
9 6 (0.48%) Puppet
9 6 (0.48%) WSUS
9 6 (0.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 6 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.48%) OpenView
10 4 (0.32%) HP NNM
10 4 (0.32%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.32%) CiscoWorks
11 3 (0.24%) Netcool
Vendors
1 226 (18.17%) Microsoft
2 121 (9.73%) Oracle
3 86 (6.91%) VMware
4 71 (5.71%) HP
5 63 (5.06%) Cisco
6 61 (4.90%) SAP
7 38 (3.05%) Citrix
8 28 (2.25%) Symantec
9 26 (2.09%) Remedy
10 19 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.45%) SolarWinds
12 16 (1.29%) McAfee
12 16 (1.29%) Sophos
13 15 (1.21%) JBoss
13 15 (1.21%) IBM
13 15 (1.21%) Altiris
14 14 (1.13%) Business Objects
15 13 (1.05%) CheckPoint
16 12 (0.96%) Nortel
16 12 (0.96%) Juniper
Bristol
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Rate: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 330 per day GBP
Posted: 21 hours ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 480 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Network ITR
Rate: 400 to 450 per day GBP
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day DOE - Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
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South West England
Huxley Associates
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