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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 1 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 738 349 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.41% 14.78% 21.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 72.14% 56.84% 68.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 172 240
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £236 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 46
Average hourly rate £44.50 £31.96 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.23% -16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.88 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.32 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £31.92
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -43.60%
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
1023 614 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.07% 25.99% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 335 401
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 39 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.90 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +1 258 £450 +20.00% 21
Bristol +10 141 £390 +11.42% 31
Wiltshire -1 119 £400 +14.28% 17
Devon +10 95 £375 -6.25% 4
Somerset +7 79 £318 -19.62% 10
Dorset -8 4 £275 -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 923 (63.61%) SC Cleared
2 424 (29.22%) DV Cleared
3 276 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
4 231 (15.92%) Windows
5 207 (14.27%) Microsoft
6 190 (13.09%) SQL
7 186 (12.82%) ITIL
8 173 (11.92%) Java
9 156 (10.75%) Linux
10 139 (9.58%) Telecoms
11 132 (9.10%) Project Management
12 124 (8.55%) Scrum
13 117 (8.06%) Firewall
14 115 (7.93%) Oracle
15 113 (7.79%) Finance
15 113 (7.79%) MS Excel
16 110 (7.58%) Cisco
17 104 (7.17%) LAN
18 103 (7.10%) C++
19 101 (6.96%) .NET
20 96 (6.62%) WAN
20 96 (6.62%) HP
21 95 (6.55%) C#
21 95 (6.55%) Risk Management
22 94 (6.48%) JavaScript
23 92 (6.34%) PRINCE2
24 91 (6.27%) Active Directory
25 88 (6.06%) SharePoint
26 86 (5.93%) VMware
27 84 (5.79%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 88 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 49 (3.38%) MS Exchange
3 47 (3.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 28 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 25 (1.72%) Apache
7 20 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (0.96%) JBoss
10 13 (0.90%) Lync
11 8 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
11 8 (0.55%) MS Project Server
11 8 (0.55%) Node.js
11 8 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
12 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.48%) Oracle 9iAS
12 7 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.41%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 113 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.31%) MS Office
3 46 (3.17%) MS Project
4 12 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.55%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.34%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.14%) Simulink
9 2 (0.14%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 47 (3.24%) Summit
2 21 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.69%) assyst
5 9 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
6 8 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.34%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.21%) Agresso
11 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 1 (0.069%) Hyperion Planning
12 1 (0.069%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
12 1 (0.069%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.45%) IaaS
2 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.34%) Office 365
5 3 (0.21%) SaaS
5 3 (0.21%) PaaS
6 2 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 117 (8.06%) Firewall
2 104 (7.17%) LAN
3 96 (6.62%) WAN
4 38 (2.62%) MPLS
5 37 (2.55%) DNS
6 35 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 34 (2.34%) OSPF
8 33 (2.27%) TCP/IP
9 31 (2.14%) BGP
10 30 (2.07%) SAN
10 30 (2.07%) DHCP
11 26 (1.79%) VPN
12 20 (1.38%) SNMP
12 20 (1.38%) Internet
13 19 (1.31%) VoIP
14 18 (1.24%) Network Security
15 14 (0.96%) LDAP
16 13 (0.90%) Telnet
16 13 (0.90%) FTP
16 13 (0.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.86%) Oracle Database
3 26 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 18 (1.24%) MS Access
6 15 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 14 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 12 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
9 11 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.62%) Oracle9i Database
11 9 (0.62%) MySQL
11 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 44 (3.03%) ClearCase
2 39 (2.69%) Visual Studio
2 39 (2.69%) Subversion
3 38 (2.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 36 (2.48%) Git (software)
5 35 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (2.41%) Maven
5 35 (2.41%) Selenium
6 28 (1.93%) JIRA
7 27 (1.86%) Jenkins
8 26 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
9 25 (1.72%) Ant
10 23 (1.59%) LoadRunner
11 21 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
11 21 (1.45%) Apache Ivy
12 20 (1.38%) Eclipse
13 19 (1.31%) MSI
14 18 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
15 15 (1.03%) Hudson
16 14 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 139 (9.58%) Telecoms
2 113 (7.79%) Finance
3 54 (3.72%) Military
4 27 (1.86%) Back Office
5 24 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.10%) Avionics
7 9 (0.62%) Legal
8 8 (0.55%) Publishing
8 8 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.48%) Electronics
10 5 (0.34%) Front Office
11 2 (0.14%) Law
11 2 (0.14%) Marketing
11 2 (0.14%) Local Government
12 1 (0.069%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.069%) Billing
Job Titles
1 285 (19.64%) Developer
2 118 (8.13%) Consultant
3 114 (7.86%) Analyst
4 112 (7.72%) Project Manager
5 105 (7.24%) Architect
6 79 (5.44%) Java Developer
7 51 (3.51%) C++ Developer
8 49 (3.38%) .NET Developer
8 49 (3.38%) Administrator
9 42 (2.89%) Software Engineer
10 41 (2.83%) Service Manager
11 39 (2.69%) Tester
11 39 (2.69%) Designer
12 36 (2.48%) Test Analyst
13 33 (2.27%) Network Engineer
14 32 (2.21%) Business Analyst
15 29 (2.00%) Project Planner
15 29 (2.00%) Systems Administrator
15 29 (2.00%) SQL Developer
16 26 (1.79%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.96%) .NET
2 65 (4.48%) HTML
3 63 (4.34%) CSS
4 53 (3.65%) ASP.NET
5 43 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 38 (2.62%) JSP
7 36 (2.48%) HTML5
8 35 (2.41%) Web Services
9 33 (2.27%) CSS3
10 32 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 30 (2.07%) Spring
12 27 (1.86%) Middleware
13 26 (1.79%) Java EE
14 23 (1.59%) J2EE
15 21 (1.45%) Application Packaging
15 21 (1.45%) XML
16 20 (1.38%) jQuery
17 18 (1.24%) Hibernate
18 17 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
19 15 (1.03%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.51%) Management Information System
2 57 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (2.07%) Open Source
4 29 (2.00%) RMADS
5 21 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.24%) CESG
7 17 (1.17%) User Experience
8 15 (1.03%) CESG CLAS
8 15 (1.03%) Clustering
9 13 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.69%) Statistics
10 10 (0.69%) PKI
11 9 (0.62%) Fat Client
11 9 (0.62%) Replication
11 9 (0.62%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.55%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.55%) Economics
12 8 (0.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 7 (0.48%) VHDL
13 7 (0.48%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 231 (15.92%) Windows
2 156 (10.75%) Linux
3 76 (5.24%) UNIX
3 76 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (4.41%) Windows 7
5 51 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (2.34%) Windows XP
7 25 (1.72%) Solaris
7 25 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (1.24%) Ubuntu
10 14 (0.96%) CentOS
11 9 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.28%) zOS
12 4 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
14 2 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (12.82%) ITIL
3 132 (9.10%) Project Management
4 124 (8.55%) Scrum
5 95 (6.55%) Risk Management
6 92 (6.34%) PRINCE2
7 84 (5.79%) OO
8 78 (5.38%) Migration
9 73 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (4.76%) Automated Testing
11 64 (4.41%) Service Delivery
12 62 (4.27%) Service Management
13 56 (3.86%) Information Security
13 56 (3.86%) Unit Testing
13 56 (3.86%) Software Engineering
14 55 (3.79%) Software Testing
14 55 (3.79%) Release Management
15 52 (3.58%) Test Scripting
16 50 (3.45%) Configuration Management
17 49 (3.38%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 190 (13.09%) SQL
2 173 (11.92%) Java
3 103 (7.10%) C++
4 95 (6.55%) C#
5 94 (6.48%) JavaScript
6 82 (5.65%) C
7 68 (4.69%) Bash Shell
8 67 (4.62%) Python
9 62 (4.27%) Perl
10 52 (3.58%) Ruby
11 48 (3.31%) PL/SQL
12 38 (2.62%) T-SQL
13 26 (1.79%) PHP
14 24 (1.65%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.03%) Lua
16 10 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.62%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.41%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.34%) ABAP
20 4 (0.28%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 923 (63.61%) SC Cleared
2 424 (29.22%) DV Cleared
3 83 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (3.86%) ISEB
5 55 (3.79%) ISTQB
5 55 (3.79%) CCNP
6 53 (3.65%) CISSP
7 51 (3.51%) Degree
8 33 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (2.14%) CCNA
10 24 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 23 (1.59%) MCSE
12 16 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 16 (1.10%) CISM
12 16 (1.10%) BC Cleared
13 14 (0.96%) CCIE
14 10 (0.69%) Sun Certification
14 10 (0.69%) CEH
14 10 (0.69%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.48%) SLA
2 52 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (3.51%) ISO 9001
4 47 (3.24%) ISO 14001
5 22 (1.52%) QA
5 22 (1.52%) JSP 440
6 13 (0.90%) DO-178B
7 10 (0.69%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.48%) DO-254
9 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) BS15000
10 2 (0.14%) COBIT
11 1 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 91 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.59%) vSphere
3 23 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.90%) XenServer
6 12 (0.83%) XenApp
7 11 (0.76%) Samba
7 11 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.41%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.21%) vCloud
12 2 (0.14%) Nmap
12 2 (0.14%) Postfix
12 2 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.069%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 69 (4.76%) SCCM
2 42 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (1.52%) HP SIM
4 19 (1.31%) NetBackup
4 19 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 16 (1.10%) Tivoli
5 16 (1.10%) Puppet
6 14 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.90%) SCOM
8 12 (0.83%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 11 (0.76%) Salt
10 7 (0.48%) WSUS
10 7 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.41%) AppDNA
11 6 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.34%) OpenView
13 4 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.28%) Nagios
13 4 (0.28%) Nessus
14 3 (0.21%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 207 (14.27%) Microsoft
2 115 (7.93%) Oracle
3 110 (7.58%) Cisco
4 96 (6.62%) HP
5 86 (5.93%) VMware
6 51 (3.51%) Citrix
7 38 (2.62%) Remedy
8 29 (2.00%) Juniper
9 26 (1.79%) Symantec
9 26 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.52%) SAP
11 21 (1.45%) IBM
12 19 (1.31%) McAfee
13 15 (1.03%) Sun
14 12 (0.83%) Google
14 12 (0.83%) 3PAR
15 10 (0.69%) CheckPoint
15 10 (0.69%) Brocade
16 9 (0.62%) F5
16 9 (0.62%) Fortinet
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £350 - 500 per day + .
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Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
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Rate: £43 - £46 per hour + competitive
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Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £230 - £260 per day + competitive
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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South West
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: £450.00 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
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Somerset
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
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