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 22 September 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
22 Sep 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 715 419 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.43% 18.56% 16.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 70.44% 65.16% 61.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 236 233
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£400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 45
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -51.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £11.40 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.20 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+40.84% -31.73%
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
1015 643 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.43% 28.48% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 357 430
Average daily rate £395 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 50 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.36 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.58% -40.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £11.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +1 189 £405 -4.70% 26
Wiltshire -1 142 £400 +6.66% 20
Somerset +6 117 £411 +21.15% 16
Devon 0 110 £390 +4.00% 9
Bristol -5 93 £369 +0.48% 20
Dorset +23 29 £438 +6.70% 3
Avon - - - -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 937 (70.66%) SC Cleared
2 303 (22.85%) DV Cleared
3 253 (19.08%) Microsoft
4 237 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
5 224 (16.89%) Windows
6 193 (14.56%) ITIL
6 193 (14.56%) SQL
7 166 (12.52%) Project Management
8 144 (10.86%) Scrum
9 132 (9.95%) MS Excel
10 126 (9.50%) Telecoms
11 119 (8.97%) SQL Server
12 116 (8.75%) .NET
12 116 (8.75%) C#
13 114 (8.60%) Linux
14 110 (8.30%) Oracle
15 106 (7.99%) Java
16 105 (7.92%) PRINCE2
17 99 (7.47%) Finance
18 96 (7.24%) SharePoint
19 95 (7.16%) VMware
20 93 (7.01%) Firewall
21 90 (6.79%) SLA
21 90 (6.79%) Active Directory
22 89 (6.71%) Cisco
23 88 (6.64%) Risk Management
24 84 (6.33%) Unit Testing
25 80 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
26 79 (5.96%) LAN
26 79 (5.96%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 96 (7.24%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 41 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 27 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.81%) Apache
6 21 (1.58%) K2 blackpearl
7 18 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.83%) MS Project Server
10 11 (0.83%) IIS
10 11 (0.83%) Lync
11 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.30%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.30%) Drupal
15 3 (0.23%) Alfresco
Applications
1 132 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.52%) MS Office
3 55 (4.15%) MS Project
4 18 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.68%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.60%) Simulink
8 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.38%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.15%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.15%) Windchill
11 1 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 33 (2.49%) Summit
2 16 (1.21%) assyst
3 10 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.68%) SAP SD
5 7 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle ASCP
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.15%) Agresso
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 1 (0.075%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.51%) IaaS
3 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.30%) SaaS
5 3 (0.23%) PaaS
6 2 (0.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.075%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 93 (7.01%) Firewall
2 79 (5.96%) LAN
3 70 (5.28%) WAN
4 38 (2.87%) DNS
5 36 (2.71%) MPLS
6 35 (2.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (2.49%) SAN
7 33 (2.49%) DHCP
8 28 (2.11%) TCP/IP
9 26 (1.96%) Internet
10 25 (1.89%) OSPF
11 22 (1.66%) BGP
12 18 (1.36%) SNMP
12 18 (1.36%) Network Security
13 17 (1.28%) VPN
14 14 (1.06%) Cisco PIX
15 13 (0.98%) FTP
15 13 (0.98%) Telnet
16 10 (0.75%) LDAP
17 8 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.39%) Oracle Database
3 42 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 21 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (1.13%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.06%) MS Access
11 13 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (0.60%) Big Data
14 7 (0.53%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.53%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.53%) MySQL
14 7 (0.53%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.30%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 60 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (2.19%) Selenium
2 29 (2.19%) Visual Studio
3 27 (2.04%) ClearCase
4 26 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
5 25 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 18 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 18 (1.36%) Maven
7 17 (1.28%) SpecFlow
8 16 (1.21%) Subversion
9 14 (1.06%) MSI
9 14 (1.06%) WebDriver
9 14 (1.06%) Jenkins
10 13 (0.98%) WATIR
10 13 (0.98%) JMeter
11 11 (0.83%) Ant
11 11 (0.83%) Apache Ivy
12 10 (0.75%) Hudson
13 9 (0.68%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 126 (9.50%) Telecoms
2 99 (7.47%) Finance
3 58 (4.37%) Military
4 51 (3.85%) Back Office
5 23 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.43%) Avionics
7 13 (0.98%) Front Office
8 10 (0.75%) Aerospace
9 9 (0.68%) Legal
10 8 (0.60%) Automotive
11 7 (0.53%) Publishing
12 4 (0.30%) Marketing
13 3 (0.23%) Electronics
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
14 2 (0.15%) Retail
15 1 (0.075%) Billing
15 1 (0.075%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 245 (18.48%) Developer
2 152 (11.46%) Analyst
3 112 (8.45%) Project Manager
4 91 (6.86%) Consultant
5 84 (6.33%) Architect
6 68 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 66 (4.98%) Administrator
8 52 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 48 (3.62%) Business Analyst
10 46 (3.47%) Software Engineer
11 40 (3.02%) SQL Developer
12 37 (2.79%) Java Developer
13 36 (2.71%) DBA
14 33 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
15 31 (2.34%) Service Manager
16 30 (2.26%) SQL DBA
17 29 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
17 29 (2.19%) Network Engineer
18 28 (2.11%) Systems Administrator
18 28 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (8.75%) .NET
2 55 (4.15%) ASP.NET
3 44 (3.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 38 (2.87%) JSP
5 37 (2.79%) HTML
5 37 (2.79%) CSS
5 37 (2.79%) Web Services
6 33 (2.49%) .NET Framework
7 26 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 25 (1.89%) HTML5
8 25 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 23 (1.73%) CSS3
10 17 (1.28%) REST
10 17 (1.28%) XML
11 16 (1.21%) jQuery
12 15 (1.13%) J2EE
13 12 (0.90%) Middleware
13 12 (0.90%) Gherkin
14 11 (0.83%) JPA
14 11 (0.83%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.81%) Management Information System
2 57 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (2.71%) RMADS
4 26 (1.96%) Clustering
5 24 (1.81%) GIS
6 22 (1.66%) Statistics
7 20 (1.51%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.51%) Open Source
8 19 (1.43%) CMDB
9 18 (1.36%) Economics
9 18 (1.36%) CESG
10 17 (1.28%) CESG CLAS
11 12 (0.90%) Visualisation
11 12 (0.90%) User Experience
12 11 (0.83%) Reference Data
13 9 (0.68%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.68%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.68%) Web 2.0
14 8 (0.60%) Digital Media
15 7 (0.53%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 224 (16.89%) Windows
2 114 (8.60%) Linux
3 72 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (5.05%) Windows 7
5 56 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (3.92%) UNIX
7 30 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (1.73%) Windows XP
10 18 (1.36%) Solaris
11 8 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.60%) CentOS
12 5 (0.38%) HPUX
13 4 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.23%) zOS
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.15%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (14.56%) ITIL
3 166 (12.52%) Project Management
4 144 (10.86%) Scrum
5 105 (7.92%) PRINCE2
6 88 (6.64%) Risk Management
7 84 (6.33%) Unit Testing
8 80 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 79 (5.96%) Service Delivery
10 77 (5.81%) Test Scripting
11 68 (5.13%) Service Management
12 64 (4.83%) Software Engineering
13 59 (4.45%) Migration
14 58 (4.37%) Information Security
14 58 (4.37%) Information Assurance
15 54 (4.07%) UML
16 52 (3.92%) SOA
17 51 (3.85%) Configuration Management
18 50 (3.77%) Software Testing
19 49 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 193 (14.56%) SQL
2 116 (8.75%) C#
3 106 (7.99%) Java
4 76 (5.73%) C
5 64 (4.83%) C++
6 59 (4.45%) JavaScript
7 53 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 46 (3.47%) Python
9 39 (2.94%) PowerShell
10 35 (2.64%) Perl
11 30 (2.26%) Ruby
12 24 (1.81%) PHP
13 23 (1.73%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.58%) MATLAB
15 17 (1.28%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.98%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.90%) VBScript
17 12 (0.90%) ABAP
18 6 (0.45%) VB
19 5 (0.38%) Lua
Qualifications
1 937 (70.66%) SC Cleared
2 303 (22.85%) DV Cleared
3 63 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (4.52%) ISEB
5 51 (3.85%) CCNP
6 49 (3.70%) ISTQB
7 46 (3.47%) Degree
8 41 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 37 (2.79%) CISSP
10 35 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 31 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 24 (1.81%) MCP
13 19 (1.43%) CCNA
13 19 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (1.13%) MCSE
16 14 (1.06%) CCIE
17 11 (0.83%) BC Cleared
18 9 (0.68%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.79%) SLA
2 50 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (2.87%) ISO 9001
4 33 (2.49%) ISO 14001
5 24 (1.81%) DO-178B
6 23 (1.73%) JSP 440
7 17 (1.28%) QA
8 9 (0.68%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.23%) DO-254
10 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.075%) P3O
10 1 (0.075%) BS15000
10 1 (0.075%) WCAG
10 1 (0.075%) COBIT
System Software
1 90 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 22 (1.66%) vSphere
5 20 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 17 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 15 (1.13%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.83%) XenApp
10 9 (0.68%) Samba
11 8 (0.60%) XenServer
12 7 (0.53%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.45%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.45%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.23%) vCloud
15 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.23%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (4.60%) SCCM
2 23 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 21 (1.58%) HP SIM
4 19 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 18 (1.36%) Data Guard
6 17 (1.28%) SCOM
7 13 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.75%) Puppet
8 10 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.75%) Tivoli
9 9 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 8 (0.60%) WSUS
10 8 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (0.60%) Salt
11 7 (0.53%) AppDNA
12 6 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.45%) OpenView
13 5 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 253 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 110 (8.30%) Oracle
3 95 (7.16%) VMware
4 89 (6.71%) Cisco
5 76 (5.73%) HP
6 60 (4.52%) SAP
7 45 (3.39%) Citrix
8 31 (2.34%) Symantec
9 26 (1.96%) Remedy
10 24 (1.81%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.58%) Juniper
12 20 (1.51%) McAfee
13 19 (1.43%) IBM
14 18 (1.36%) SolarWinds
15 16 (1.21%) JBoss
15 16 (1.21%) Sophos
15 16 (1.21%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.13%) Altiris
17 12 (0.90%) 3PAR
18 11 (0.83%) EMC
Dorset
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £301345 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day Dep on Exp
Posted: 6 days ago