The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 670 405 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.23% 17.41% 21.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.80% 60.81% 66.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 215 365
Average daily rate £361 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 59
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.45 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +16.00%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1034 666 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.22% 28.63% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 365 597
Average daily rate £350 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 42 94
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Security Cleared
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 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 +14 194 £350 +14.75% 15
Gloucestershire 0 118 £375 -16.66% 23
Wiltshire -2 113 £285 -24.30% 24
Bristol -5 68 £388 -8.82% 14
Devon +1 51 £375 +20.77% 2
Dorset -7 11 £400 +55.33% 4
Avon - - - -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 768 (71.64%) SC Cleared
2 224 (20.90%) Microsoft
3 201 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 166 (15.49%) Windows
5 160 (14.93%) Telecoms
6 140 (13.06%) Project Management
7 117 (10.91%) SQL Server
8 114 (10.63%) SharePoint
9 107 (9.98%) ITIL
10 106 (9.89%) SQL
11 99 (9.24%) Oracle
12 94 (8.77%) Linux
13 92 (8.58%) MS Excel
14 85 (7.93%) User Acceptance Testing
15 84 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 82 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
17 79 (7.37%) Finance
17 79 (7.37%) VMware
18 77 (7.18%) Cisco
19 74 (6.90%) C#
20 69 (6.44%) Test Scripting
21 68 (6.34%) Java
21 68 (6.34%) PRINCE2
22 63 (5.88%) .NET
23 62 (5.78%) UML
24 60 (5.60%) Service Management
25 59 (5.50%) Active Directory
26 58 (5.41%) Degree
27 56 (5.22%) PowerShell
28 54 (5.04%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 114 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.01%) SharePoint 2010
3 23 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
4 22 (2.05%) IIS
5 20 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (1.68%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.93%) MS Project Server
8 8 (0.75%) Drupal
9 7 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.65%) Alfresco
10 6 (0.56%) Apache
10 6 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.47%) Lync
12 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.37%) Apache Qpid
12 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 92 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.04%) MS Office
3 26 (2.43%) MS Project
4 11 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.75%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.47%) Simulink
8 4 (0.37%) Windchill
9 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.093%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.093%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 24 (2.24%) Summit
2 6 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 4 (0.37%) assyst
3 4 (0.37%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.093%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.093%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.093%) SaaS
4 1 (0.093%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.85%) WAN
2 49 (4.57%) Firewall
3 47 (4.38%) LAN
4 31 (2.89%) Internet
5 26 (2.43%) Network Security
6 23 (2.15%) SAN
7 16 (1.49%) DNS
7 16 (1.49%) VPN
8 15 (1.40%) DHCP
9 13 (1.21%) LDAP
10 10 (0.93%) Wireshark
10 10 (0.93%) Intranet
11 8 (0.75%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.65%) OSPF
12 7 (0.65%) BGP
12 7 (0.65%) VoIP
12 7 (0.65%) Nortel Meridian
13 5 (0.47%) MPLS
13 5 (0.47%) SNMP
14 4 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 84 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (4.94%) Oracle Database
4 43 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
8 28 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (1.96%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.40%) NoSQL
13 14 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
15 11 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.93%) MySQL
17 8 (0.75%) Relational Database
18 7 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
19 6 (0.56%) DataStage
20 5 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
4 23 (2.15%) Selenium
5 18 (1.68%) Git (software)
6 15 (1.40%) MSI
7 14 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (1.21%) JIRA
9 11 (1.03%) Maven
9 11 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
10 9 (0.84%) WebDriver
10 9 (0.84%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.75%) QUnit
11 8 (0.75%) Hudson
11 8 (0.75%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.56%) MSTest
12 6 (0.56%) PeopleTools
13 4 (0.37%) PHPUnit
13 4 (0.37%) JUnit
14 3 (0.28%) ClearCase
General
1 160 (14.93%) Telecoms
2 79 (7.37%) Finance
3 38 (3.54%) Military
4 20 (1.87%) Publishing
5 17 (1.59%) Back Office
6 15 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.21%) Front Office
8 11 (1.03%) Retail
9 7 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.65%) Billing
9 7 (0.65%) Avionics
10 6 (0.56%) Electronics
11 3 (0.28%) Automotive
11 3 (0.28%) Local Government
11 3 (0.28%) Marketing
12 2 (0.19%) Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Legal
13 1 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 159 (14.83%) Developer
2 143 (13.34%) Analyst
3 109 (10.17%) Consultant
4 80 (7.46%) Architect
5 70 (6.53%) Project Manager
6 60 (5.60%) Administrator
7 49 (4.57%) Business Analyst
8 44 (4.10%) SharePoint Developer
9 41 (3.82%) Test Analyst
10 34 (3.17%) Software Engineer
11 33 (3.08%) DBA
12 30 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (2.71%) SharePoint Administrator
14 26 (2.43%) SQL DBA
15 25 (2.33%) Java Developer
16 24 (2.24%) Tester
16 24 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
17 23 (2.15%) Software Developer
18 21 (1.96%) Designer
19 20 (1.87%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (5.88%) .NET
2 39 (3.64%) CSS
3 35 (3.26%) Web Services
4 27 (2.52%) XML
4 27 (2.52%) jQuery
5 25 (2.33%) HTML
6 21 (1.96%) RESTful
7 18 (1.68%) ASP.NET
8 17 (1.59%) HTML5
9 16 (1.49%) JSP
9 16 (1.49%) J2EE
10 15 (1.40%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.21%) Hibernate
11 13 (1.21%) XSLT
11 13 (1.21%) REST
12 11 (1.03%) Dojo
12 11 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 10 (0.93%) CSS3
14 9 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (4.94%) Management Information System
2 21 (1.96%) CMDB
3 19 (1.77%) CESG
4 18 (1.68%) RMADS
4 18 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 18 (1.68%) GIS
4 18 (1.68%) Clustering
5 16 (1.49%) PKI
6 15 (1.40%) CESG CLAS
6 15 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 14 (1.31%) Statistics
7 14 (1.31%) RIA
8 13 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.03%) Economics
9 11 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (0.93%) Replication
11 8 (0.75%) Open Source
11 8 (0.75%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.75%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.47%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 166 (15.49%) Windows
2 94 (8.77%) Linux
3 54 (5.04%) Windows 7
4 52 (4.85%) UNIX
5 39 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.96%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.49%) Solaris
10 14 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.31%) HPUX
11 6 (0.56%) Android
12 5 (0.47%) VMS
13 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.19%) AIX
14 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.093%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.093%) CentOS
14 1 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (13.06%) Project Management
2 107 (9.98%) ITIL
3 85 (7.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 82 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (6.44%) Test Scripting
6 68 (6.34%) PRINCE2
7 62 (5.78%) UML
8 60 (5.60%) Service Management
9 54 (5.04%) Scrum
10 53 (4.94%) Service Delivery
10 53 (4.94%) Software Engineering
11 49 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (4.10%) Migration
12 44 (4.10%) Software Testing
13 37 (3.45%) Test Management
14 35 (3.26%) Test Strategy
15 34 (3.17%) Risk Management
16 31 (2.89%) Change Control
17 29 (2.71%) Configuration Management
17 29 (2.71%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 106 (9.89%) SQL
2 74 (6.90%) C#
3 68 (6.34%) Java
4 56 (5.22%) PowerShell
5 46 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 42 (3.92%) C
7 34 (3.17%) T-SQL
8 33 (3.08%) Python
9 32 (2.99%) C++
10 23 (2.15%) MATLAB
11 17 (1.59%) Ruby
12 16 (1.49%) Perl
13 14 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.03%) PHP
15 9 (0.84%) VBScript
16 7 (0.65%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.56%) PeopleCode
18 5 (0.47%) VB
18 5 (0.47%) VBA
18 5 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 768 (71.64%) SC Cleared
2 201 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 58 (5.41%) Degree
4 49 (4.57%) ISEB
5 36 (3.36%) ISTQB
6 29 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 24 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (2.05%) CCNP
10 21 (1.96%) MCP
11 15 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (1.31%) BC Cleared
12 14 (1.31%) CCNA
13 11 (1.03%) APMP
14 9 (0.84%) CISSP
15 6 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.56%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 4 (0.37%) PMP
18 3 (0.28%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.66%) SLA
2 28 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (2.61%) ISO 9001
3 24 (2.24%) ISO 14001
4 17 (1.59%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.75%) QA
6 6 (0.56%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.19%) P3O
8 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
System Software
1 59 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 49 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.40%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (1.21%) XenApp
5 12 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 12 (1.12%) ISA Server
5 12 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (0.84%) vCloud
7 8 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.65%) vSphere
8 7 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.65%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.37%) XenServer
10 3 (0.28%) Nmap
10 3 (0.28%) KVM
11 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.093%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.093%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.093%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 50 (4.66%) SCCM
2 19 (1.77%) WSUS
3 15 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (1.21%) SCOM
4 13 (1.21%) Data Guard
5 10 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.65%) HP SIM
7 7 (0.65%) SCSM
8 6 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
9 5 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.37%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.28%) Nessus
11 3 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.28%) Puppet
12 2 (0.19%) SCDPM
12 2 (0.19%) OpenView
12 2 (0.19%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.093%) Nagios
Vendors
1 224 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 99 (9.24%) Oracle
3 79 (7.37%) VMware
4 77 (7.18%) Cisco
5 47 (4.38%) HP
6 32 (2.99%) SAP
7 28 (2.61%) Citrix
8 18 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.68%) Nortel
9 17 (1.59%) Remedy
10 16 (1.49%) Informatica
11 15 (1.40%) JBoss
12 14 (1.31%) Juniper
13 13 (1.21%) McAfee
14 12 (1.12%) SolarWinds
15 11 (1.03%) IBM
15 11 (1.03%) Business Objects
16 9 (0.84%) Sophos
16 9 (0.84%) Symantec
16 9 (0.84%) Barracuda Networks
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Unite Human Resources
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day £350 daily + Accommodation costs paid in Bri
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Engineering
Rate: £20.00 - £22.00 per hour + Holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £215 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
CPS Group
Rate: Flexible upon Experience
Posted: 8 days ago