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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 1 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 689 424 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.69% 17.04% 22.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 72.60% 62.08% 70.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 224 283
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £237 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £519 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 46
Average hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.06% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £12.40 £13.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.63 £37.36 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -35.71%
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
949 683 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.88% 27.45% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 387 441
Average daily rate £420 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 42 62
Average hourly rate £39.00 £23.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.95% -35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 0 260 £450 +12.50% 33
Bristol +4 119 £389 +8.74% 18
Wiltshire -1 112 £375 -6.25% 14
Devon +9 90 £450 +5.88% 1
Somerset -1 76 £374 -2.60% 20
Dorset -14 6 - -
Avon - - - -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 908 (63.14%) SC Cleared
2 400 (27.82%) DV Cleared
3 282 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (13.77%) Windows
5 194 (13.49%) Microsoft
6 192 (13.35%) SQL
7 182 (12.66%) Java
8 180 (12.52%) ITIL
9 156 (10.85%) Linux
10 131 (9.11%) Oracle
11 117 (8.14%) Project Management
11 117 (8.14%) Finance
12 115 (8.00%) Scrum
13 113 (7.86%) Cisco
14 109 (7.58%) Firewall
15 101 (7.02%) C++
16 100 (6.95%) LAN
17 99 (6.88%) JavaScript
18 97 (6.75%) PRINCE2
18 97 (6.75%) WAN
19 93 (6.47%) Telecoms
20 92 (6.40%) MS Excel
21 90 (6.26%) Active Directory
22 89 (6.19%) C
22 89 (6.19%) .NET
23 86 (5.98%) VMware
24 84 (5.84%) C#
25 82 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
26 77 (5.35%) OO
26 77 (5.35%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 75 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 46 (3.20%) MS Exchange
3 36 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (1.67%) Apache
4 24 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 22 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.04%) JBoss
8 12 (0.83%) CMS
8 12 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (0.76%) Lync
10 9 (0.63%) Node.js
11 7 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
11 7 (0.49%) MS Project Server
11 7 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.49%) Oracle 9iAS
11 7 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.42%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 92 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.92%) MS Office
3 35 (2.43%) MS Project
4 9 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.14%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.14%) Simulink
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 43 (2.99%) Summit
2 27 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.70%) assyst
4 9 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
4 9 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.21%) Agresso
10 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.070%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.070%) SAP SD
11 1 (0.070%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.11%) IaaS
2 13 (0.90%) Office 365
3 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.14%) GitHub
5 2 (0.14%) SaaS
5 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (7.58%) Firewall
2 100 (6.95%) LAN
3 97 (6.75%) WAN
4 39 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 39 (2.71%) MPLS
5 35 (2.43%) OSPF
6 34 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 31 (2.16%) BGP
8 28 (1.95%) DNS
9 23 (1.60%) VPN
9 23 (1.60%) VoIP
10 22 (1.53%) Network Security
11 21 (1.46%) DHCP
12 19 (1.32%) SAN
13 18 (1.25%) SNMP
14 17 (1.18%) Internet
15 14 (0.97%) SSL
16 13 (0.90%) Telnet
16 13 (0.90%) FTP
16 13 (0.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (4.45%) Oracle Database
2 48 (3.34%) SQL Server
3 24 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 22 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 21 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.25%) MS Access
7 17 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.76%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.70%) Oracle9i Database
12 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
14 7 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (3.20%) ClearCase
2 41 (2.85%) Subversion
3 40 (2.78%) JIRA
4 39 (2.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 39 (2.71%) Git (software)
5 37 (2.57%) Maven
6 31 (2.16%) Selenium
7 30 (2.09%) Jenkins
8 27 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 27 (1.88%) Ant
8 27 (1.88%) QuickTest Pro
9 26 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (1.60%) Apache Ivy
10 23 (1.60%) LoadRunner
11 21 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
12 20 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
13 19 (1.32%) Eclipse
14 16 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
15 15 (1.04%) Hudson
16 14 (0.97%) MSI
General
1 117 (8.14%) Finance
2 93 (6.47%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.76%) Military
4 29 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 19 (1.32%) Back Office
6 17 (1.18%) Avionics
7 13 (0.90%) Retail
8 9 (0.63%) Publishing
9 7 (0.49%) Legal
9 7 (0.49%) Electronics
10 6 (0.42%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.42%) Law
11 2 (0.14%) Local Government
11 2 (0.14%) Marketing
12 1 (0.070%) Billing
12 1 (0.070%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.070%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 287 (19.96%) Developer
2 117 (8.14%) Architect
3 115 (8.00%) Consultant
4 105 (7.30%) Project Manager
5 96 (6.68%) Analyst
6 92 (6.40%) Java Developer
7 47 (3.27%) C++ Developer
8 44 (3.06%) Service Manager
9 43 (2.99%) Tester
10 41 (2.85%) Designer
11 40 (2.78%) Network Engineer
11 40 (2.78%) .NET Developer
12 39 (2.71%) Software Engineer
13 38 (2.64%) Administrator
14 33 (2.29%) DBA
15 31 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
16 30 (2.09%) Project Planner
17 29 (2.02%) Test Analyst
17 29 (2.02%) Business Analyst
18 27 (1.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (6.19%) .NET
2 61 (4.24%) HTML
3 58 (4.03%) CSS
4 48 (3.34%) Web Services
5 47 (3.27%) ASP.NET
6 41 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (2.50%) Spring
8 35 (2.43%) HTML5
9 32 (2.23%) CSS3
10 30 (2.09%) Java EE
10 30 (2.09%) J2EE
10 30 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 28 (1.95%) XML
12 25 (1.74%) Hibernate
13 24 (1.67%) Middleware
14 21 (1.46%) jQuery
15 20 (1.39%) JSP
16 19 (1.32%) Application Packaging
17 18 (1.25%) Apache Camel
18 16 (1.11%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 69 (4.80%) Management Information System
2 61 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (2.29%) Open Source
4 26 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.18%) User Experience
6 14 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 14 (0.97%) RMADS
7 12 (0.83%) Clustering
7 12 (0.83%) GIS
8 11 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 11 (0.76%) CESG
9 10 (0.70%) Visualisation
9 10 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (0.63%) PKI
10 9 (0.63%) Replication
10 9 (0.63%) VHDL
11 8 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.56%) Digital Media
11 8 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
11 8 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 198 (13.77%) Windows
2 156 (10.85%) Linux
3 76 (5.29%) UNIX
4 52 (3.62%) Windows 7
5 48 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (2.16%) Windows XP
8 23 (1.60%) Solaris
9 19 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 17 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.97%) CentOS
11 14 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.63%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.42%) Android
14 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.28%) zOS
14 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (12.52%) ITIL
3 117 (8.14%) Project Management
4 115 (8.00%) Scrum
5 97 (6.75%) PRINCE2
6 77 (5.35%) OO
6 77 (5.35%) Risk Management
6 77 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
7 74 (5.15%) Migration
8 64 (4.45%) Service Management
9 62 (4.31%) Service Delivery
9 62 (4.31%) Automated Testing
10 54 (3.76%) Software Engineering
11 51 (3.55%) Change Control
12 50 (3.48%) Information Security
12 50 (3.48%) Software Testing
13 48 (3.34%) Unit Testing
14 47 (3.27%) Release Management
14 47 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (3.20%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 192 (13.35%) SQL
2 182 (12.66%) Java
3 101 (7.02%) C++
4 99 (6.88%) JavaScript
5 89 (6.19%) C
6 84 (5.84%) C#
7 73 (5.08%) Python
8 68 (4.73%) Bash Shell
9 65 (4.52%) Perl
10 61 (4.24%) PL/SQL
11 53 (3.69%) Ruby
12 36 (2.50%) T-SQL
13 28 (1.95%) PHP
14 18 (1.25%) Lua
15 16 (1.11%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.70%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.70%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.63%) VB
18 6 (0.42%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 908 (63.14%) SC Cleared
2 400 (27.82%) DV Cleared
3 82 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (4.24%) Degree
5 58 (4.03%) ISEB
6 52 (3.62%) CCNP
7 49 (3.41%) CISSP
8 44 (3.06%) ISTQB
9 31 (2.16%) CCNA
10 27 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (1.39%) CISM
12 19 (1.32%) BC Cleared
13 17 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (1.18%) MCSE
14 15 (1.04%) APMP
15 14 (0.97%) CCIE
15 14 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.83%) MCP
16 12 (0.83%) Sun Certification
17 10 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.76%) SLA
2 49 (3.41%) ISO 9001
3 46 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (2.99%) ISO 14001
5 24 (1.67%) QA
6 16 (1.11%) ISO 9000
7 13 (0.90%) JSP 440
8 12 (0.83%) DO-178B
9 9 (0.63%) DO-254
10 5 (0.35%) COBIT
10 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (0.14%) BS15000
13 1 (0.070%) WCAG
13 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
System Software
1 90 (6.26%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.32%) vSphere
5 17 (1.18%) XenApp
6 16 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (0.90%) XenServer
8 12 (0.83%) Samba
9 9 (0.63%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.42%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.21%) vCloud
14 2 (0.14%) Firmware
14 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.14%) Postfix
14 2 (0.14%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 50 (3.48%) SCCM
2 40 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (1.11%) Tivoli
4 15 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.97%) Puppet
6 12 (0.83%) NetBackup
6 12 (0.83%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 11 (0.76%) HP SIM
7 11 (0.76%) Salt
8 8 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.42%) SCOM
10 5 (0.35%) Nessus
10 5 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.35%) Nagios
11 4 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.28%) WSUS
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 194 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 131 (9.11%) Oracle
3 113 (7.86%) Cisco
4 86 (5.98%) VMware
5 71 (4.94%) HP
6 54 (3.76%) Citrix
7 36 (2.50%) Juniper
8 33 (2.29%) Remedy
9 24 (1.67%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.60%) McAfee
11 20 (1.39%) IBM
12 18 (1.25%) Sun
13 17 (1.18%) SAP
13 17 (1.18%) Symantec
14 14 (0.97%) CheckPoint
14 14 (0.97%) Google
15 9 (0.63%) Xilinx
15 9 (0.63%) Fortinet
15 9 (0.63%) Sophos
16 8 (0.56%) Open Text
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £43 - £46 per hour + competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £239.85 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 - 570 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour + Dep On Exp
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
IntaPeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Expenses
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Expenses
Posted: 11 days ago