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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 600 535 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.27% 18.52% 19.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 68.10% 63.54% 63.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 273 255
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 36
Average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.56 £16.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £44.25 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -36.00%
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
881 842 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.29% 29.15% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 456 408
Average daily rate £401 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 47
Average hourly rate £38.25 £25.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.54% -31.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 0 197 £450 +13.92% 38
Wiltshire +2 157 £375 +7.14% 26
Bristol +9 91 £375 +2.73% 16
Somerset -2 84 £407 +2.26% 5
Devon +2 51 £399 +6.33%
Dorset -5 6 £450 +12.50% 5
Avon - - - -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 795 (60.18%) SC Cleared
2 414 (31.34%) DV Cleared
3 275 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
4 192 (14.53%) SQL
5 184 (13.93%) Java
6 181 (13.70%) Windows
7 154 (11.66%) Oracle
8 151 (11.43%) Microsoft
9 150 (11.36%) ITIL
10 115 (8.71%) Linux
11 113 (8.55%) Scrum
12 111 (8.40%) Finance
13 100 (7.57%) Project Management
13 100 (7.57%) PRINCE2
14 99 (7.49%) C
15 97 (7.34%) .NET
16 95 (7.19%) JavaScript
17 93 (7.04%) C++
18 86 (6.51%) Python
19 81 (6.13%) Cisco
19 81 (6.13%) C#
20 80 (6.06%) Active Directory
21 77 (5.83%) MS Excel
21 77 (5.83%) Management Information System
22 74 (5.60%) UNIX
23 73 (5.53%) PL/SQL
23 73 (5.53%) VMware
23 73 (5.53%) Oracle Database
24 70 (5.30%) Web Services
25 68 (5.15%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 44 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 19 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (1.36%) CMS
5 17 (1.29%) JBoss
5 17 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (0.91%) K2 blackpearl
8 11 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.76%) Lync
9 10 (0.76%) Node.js
9 10 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.68%) Apache
11 8 (0.61%) IIS
11 8 (0.61%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
12 7 (0.53%) Oracle 9iAS
12 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 77 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.88%) MS Office
3 24 (1.82%) MS Project
4 10 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.38%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.15%) Simulink
6 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.076%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 38 (2.88%) Summit
2 33 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.23%) assyst
9 2 (0.15%) Agresso
10 1 (0.076%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.076%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.076%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.06%) Office 365
2 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.076%) GitHub
4 1 (0.076%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.54%) LAN
2 58 (4.39%) WAN
3 56 (4.24%) Firewall
4 36 (2.73%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.89%) VoIP
6 21 (1.59%) DNS
7 20 (1.51%) Network Security
8 16 (1.21%) Internet
9 14 (1.06%) VPN
9 14 (1.06%) Wireshark
10 12 (0.91%) DHCP
10 12 (0.91%) HTTP
10 12 (0.91%) SAN
11 11 (0.83%) OSPF
11 11 (0.83%) BGP
11 11 (0.83%) SDH
11 11 (0.83%) NetScaler
12 10 (0.76%) IPsec
12 10 (0.76%) 2G
12 10 (0.76%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.53%) Oracle Database
2 57 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 35 (2.65%) MongoDB
4 27 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 23 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (0.98%) MS Access
10 13 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.91%) Oracle9i Database
11 12 (0.91%) MySQL
12 11 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.76%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 49 (3.71%) ClearCase
2 45 (3.41%) Subversion
3 40 (3.03%) JIRA
3 40 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 39 (2.95%) Git (software)
5 33 (2.50%) Maven
6 32 (2.42%) Visual Studio
7 28 (2.12%) LoadRunner
8 25 (1.89%) Ant
9 23 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
11 21 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
12 20 (1.51%) Apache Ivy
13 18 (1.36%) Jenkins
14 17 (1.29%) Selenium
15 16 (1.21%) Eclipse
15 16 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
16 15 (1.14%) Cucumber
16 15 (1.14%) Rational Rhapsody
17 14 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 111 (8.40%) Finance
2 60 (4.54%) Telecoms
3 43 (3.26%) Military
4 22 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.21%) Retail
6 12 (0.91%) Avionics
7 11 (0.83%) Back Office
8 9 (0.68%) Electronics
9 8 (0.61%) Publishing
10 7 (0.53%) Law
11 6 (0.45%) Legal
12 4 (0.30%) Marketing
13 2 (0.15%) Local Government
13 2 (0.15%) Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.076%) Billing
Job Titles
1 299 (22.63%) Developer
2 107 (8.10%) Architect
3 103 (7.80%) Consultant
4 94 (7.12%) Java Developer
5 86 (6.51%) Project Manager
5 86 (6.51%) Analyst
6 48 (3.63%) DBA
6 48 (3.63%) .NET Developer
7 42 (3.18%) C++ Developer
8 40 (3.03%) Service Manager
9 37 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
10 36 (2.73%) Oracle DBA
11 35 (2.65%) Software Engineer
11 35 (2.65%) Administrator
11 35 (2.65%) Designer
12 32 (2.42%) Tester
13 31 (2.35%) Software Developer
13 31 (2.35%) Network Engineer
14 30 (2.27%) SQL Developer
15 28 (2.12%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (7.34%) .NET
2 70 (5.30%) Web Services
3 66 (5.00%) HTML
4 59 (4.47%) CSS
5 49 (3.71%) J2EE
6 44 (3.33%) ASP.NET
7 42 (3.18%) XML
8 34 (2.57%) HTML5
9 33 (2.50%) Spring
9 33 (2.50%) .NET Framework
10 32 (2.42%) CSS3
11 31 (2.35%) Hibernate
12 30 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (2.12%) Java EE
14 24 (1.82%) Middleware
15 20 (1.51%) Application Packaging
16 18 (1.36%) Apache Camel
17 17 (1.29%) GWT
17 17 (1.29%) JSON
17 17 (1.29%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.83%) Management Information System
2 61 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (2.65%) Open Source
4 24 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.44%) Client/Server
6 18 (1.36%) User Experience
7 15 (1.14%) GIS
8 13 (0.98%) CESG
8 13 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 12 (0.91%) Clustering
10 11 (0.83%) RMADS
11 10 (0.76%) Visualisation
11 10 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
11 10 (0.76%) PKI
11 10 (0.76%) Statistics
12 9 (0.68%) Replication
13 8 (0.61%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.61%) Linked Data
13 8 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (0.53%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 181 (13.70%) Windows
2 115 (8.71%) Linux
3 74 (5.60%) UNIX
4 43 (3.26%) Windows 7
5 28 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (1.97%) Solaris
6 26 (1.97%) Windows XP
7 21 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.61%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.53%) CentOS
13 6 (0.45%) Android
14 5 (0.38%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
15 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.23%) AIX
17 1 (0.076%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (11.36%) ITIL
3 113 (8.55%) Scrum
4 100 (7.57%) PRINCE2
4 100 (7.57%) Project Management
5 64 (4.84%) Risk Management
6 61 (4.62%) Service Management
7 59 (4.47%) OO
7 59 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (4.39%) Migration
9 57 (4.31%) UML
10 55 (4.16%) Software Engineering
11 54 (4.09%) Information Security
12 50 (3.79%) Change Control
13 49 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 49 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (3.71%) Unit Testing
14 45 (3.41%) Service Delivery
14 45 (3.41%) Mentoring
15 44 (3.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 192 (14.53%) SQL
2 184 (13.93%) Java
3 99 (7.49%) C
4 95 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 93 (7.04%) C++
6 86 (6.51%) Python
7 81 (6.13%) C#
8 73 (5.53%) PL/SQL
9 68 (5.15%) Bash Shell
10 62 (4.69%) Perl
11 56 (4.24%) Ruby
12 21 (1.59%) PHP
13 19 (1.44%) Lua
13 19 (1.44%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.29%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.21%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.06%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.83%) VB
18 7 (0.53%) Groovy
19 6 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 795 (60.18%) SC Cleared
2 414 (31.34%) DV Cleared
3 60 (4.54%) Degree
4 48 (3.63%) ISEB
5 34 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (2.50%) ISTQB
6 33 (2.50%) CISSP
7 22 (1.67%) APMP
7 22 (1.67%) BC Cleared
8 21 (1.59%) CISM
9 19 (1.44%) CCNA
10 16 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 16 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 14 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.91%) Sun Certification
13 11 (0.83%) CCNP
13 11 (0.83%) MCP
13 11 (0.83%) MCSE
14 10 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.33%) ISO 9001
1 44 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (2.95%) ISO 14001
3 28 (2.12%) SLA
4 16 (1.21%) ISO 9000
5 15 (1.14%) QA
5 15 (1.14%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.53%) DO-254
7 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.38%) COBIT
9 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.23%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.15%) BS15000
11 1 (0.076%) TickIT
11 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
System Software
1 80 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 50 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.36%) XenApp
5 13 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (0.83%) vSphere
7 9 (0.68%) Samba
8 8 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.38%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.38%) XenServer
9 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.23%) vCloud
10 3 (0.23%) Firmware
10 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.076%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.076%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.076%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.076%) Snort
Systems Management
1 35 (2.65%) SCCM
2 25 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (0.53%) Puppet
4 7 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.38%) WSUS
5 5 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.30%) Nessus
6 4 (0.30%) SCOM
7 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 3 (0.23%) Nagios
7 3 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.23%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.23%) Salt
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 154 (11.66%) Oracle
2 151 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 81 (6.13%) Cisco
4 73 (5.53%) VMware
5 44 (3.33%) Citrix
6 42 (3.18%) HP
7 27 (2.04%) Juniper
8 24 (1.82%) Sun
9 23 (1.74%) McAfee
10 17 (1.29%) SAP
11 16 (1.21%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.21%) Google
12 14 (1.06%) Remedy
13 13 (0.98%) Symantec
13 13 (0.98%) CheckPoint
14 10 (0.76%) IBM
15 9 (0.68%) Dell
16 8 (0.61%) Cognos
17 7 (0.53%) EMC
17 7 (0.53%) Informatica
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £37 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Taunton
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 15 days ago
Chippenham
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Wiltshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Corsham
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago