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 29 July 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
29 Jul 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 575 382 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.81% 17.94% 15.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.83% 61.02% 60.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 208 234
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £279 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £370 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.34% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 46
Average hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £11.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.81% -14.00%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
887 626 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.02% 29.40% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 351 406
Average daily rate £375 £366 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 60
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +1 159 £401 +0.12% 26
Somerset +3 152 £383 +15.90% 14
Wiltshire -4 93 £305 -28.23% 12
Devon -1 60 £375 +6.38% 4
Bristol -19 50 £369 +9.25% 25
Dorset +16 13 £438 - 6
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 835 (68.33%) SC Cleared
2 294 (24.06%) DV Cleared
3 228 (18.66%) Microsoft
4 212 (17.35%) Windows
5 165 (13.50%) Project Management
6 163 (13.34%) SQL
7 150 (12.27%) Telecoms
8 146 (11.95%) ITIL
9 130 (10.64%) Scrum
10 122 (9.98%) MS Excel
11 121 (9.90%) SQL Server
12 120 (9.82%) Oracle
13 115 (9.41%) C#
13 115 (9.41%) .NET
14 107 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
15 104 (8.51%) PRINCE2
16 101 (8.27%) SharePoint
17 95 (7.77%) Java
18 90 (7.36%) Linux
19 88 (7.20%) Test Scripting
20 87 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
21 82 (6.71%) VMware
22 79 (6.46%) Finance
23 74 (6.06%) Unit Testing
24 73 (5.97%) Risk Management
24 73 (5.97%) Management Information System
25 72 (5.89%) UML
26 71 (5.81%) Active Directory
27 68 (5.56%) Oracle Database
28 65 (5.32%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 101 (8.27%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 32 (2.62%) MS Exchange
4 21 (1.72%) K2 blackpearl
5 19 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.15%) IIS
8 13 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (0.98%) Apache
10 10 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.65%) Lync
11 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.57%) Drupal
12 7 (0.57%) Alfresco
12 7 (0.57%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.33%) Apache Qpid
13 4 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 122 (9.98%) MS Excel
2 59 (4.83%) MS Office
3 49 (4.01%) MS Project
4 16 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.82%) Simulink
7 6 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.41%) Windchill
9 4 (0.33%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.082%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.082%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 35 (2.86%) Summit
2 9 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.74%) SAP SD
2 9 (0.74%) assyst
3 7 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.082%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.082%) Agresso
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 1 (0.082%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.82%) IaaS
3 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.16%) SaaS
5 1 (0.082%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.52%) LAN
2 38 (3.11%) WAN
3 37 (3.03%) Firewall
4 33 (2.70%) Internet
4 33 (2.70%) SAN
5 26 (2.13%) DNS
6 24 (1.96%) DHCP
7 13 (1.06%) Wireshark
7 13 (1.06%) Network Security
8 9 (0.74%) LDAP
8 9 (0.74%) VPN
9 8 (0.65%) Intranet
9 8 (0.65%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.57%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (0.49%) NAS
11 6 (0.49%) AMQP
11 6 (0.49%) Multicast
12 5 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 46 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 31 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 20 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.39%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.23%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.23%) MySQL
11 13 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
13 11 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.74%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.65%) Big Data
15 8 (0.65%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.33%) EDRMS
16 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (2.45%) Selenium
3 28 (2.29%) Visual Studio
3 28 (2.29%) Rational DOORS
4 18 (1.47%) ClearCase
4 18 (1.47%) Maven
5 17 (1.39%) MSI
5 17 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 16 (1.31%) Git (software)
7 12 (0.98%) WebDriver
8 11 (0.90%) Eclipse
8 11 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
9 10 (0.82%) JMeter
10 9 (0.74%) Subversion
10 9 (0.74%) WATIR
10 9 (0.74%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.65%) QUnit
11 8 (0.65%) Hudson
11 8 (0.65%) JIRA
11 8 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 150 (12.27%) Telecoms
2 79 (6.46%) Finance
3 47 (3.85%) Back Office
3 47 (3.85%) Military
4 26 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.15%) Avionics
5 14 (1.15%) Front Office
6 12 (0.98%) Publishing
7 11 (0.90%) Aerospace
8 10 (0.82%) Retail
9 9 (0.74%) Legal
10 8 (0.65%) Automotive
11 5 (0.41%) Electronics
12 4 (0.33%) Billing
12 4 (0.33%) Marketing
13 3 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 230 (18.82%) Developer
2 167 (13.67%) Analyst
3 102 (8.35%) Project Manager
4 96 (7.86%) Consultant
5 75 (6.14%) Architect
6 64 (5.24%) Administrator
7 59 (4.83%) .NET Developer
8 53 (4.34%) Business Analyst
8 53 (4.34%) Test Analyst
9 41 (3.36%) DBA
10 39 (3.19%) Software Engineer
11 38 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
12 35 (2.86%) SQL Developer
13 32 (2.62%) Service Manager
14 31 (2.54%) SQL DBA
15 30 (2.45%) Tester
15 30 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
16 28 (2.29%) Java Developer
16 28 (2.29%) SharePoint Developer
17 27 (2.21%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (9.41%) .NET
2 50 (4.09%) ASP.NET
3 37 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 33 (2.70%) JSP
5 32 (2.62%) CSS
6 31 (2.54%) HTML
7 30 (2.45%) Web Services
7 30 (2.45%) .NET Framework
8 24 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 22 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 21 (1.72%) HTML5
11 17 (1.39%) REST
11 17 (1.39%) jQuery
12 15 (1.23%) RESTful
12 15 (1.23%) CSS3
12 15 (1.23%) J2EE
13 12 (0.98%) Gherkin
14 10 (0.82%) Java EE
14 10 (0.82%) WPF
14 10 (0.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.97%) Management Information System
2 36 (2.95%) RMADS
3 29 (2.37%) GIS
3 29 (2.37%) Clustering
4 26 (2.13%) CESG
5 24 (1.96%) Statistics
6 23 (1.88%) CESG CLAS
7 21 (1.72%) CMDB
8 20 (1.64%) Economics
9 18 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.15%) Open Source
11 13 (1.06%) RIA
12 12 (0.98%) Visualisation
12 12 (0.98%) PKI
13 10 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.74%) Web 2.0
14 9 (0.74%) Reference Data
15 8 (0.65%) Blackberry
16 7 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
17 6 (0.49%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 212 (17.35%) Windows
2 90 (7.36%) Linux
3 65 (5.32%) Windows 7
4 56 (4.58%) UNIX
5 52 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.47%) Windows XP
10 14 (1.15%) Solaris
11 13 (1.06%) HPUX
12 2 (0.16%) AIX
12 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.082%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.082%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.082%) Android
13 1 (0.082%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.082%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (13.50%) Project Management
2 146 (11.95%) ITIL
3 130 (10.64%) Scrum
4 107 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 104 (8.51%) PRINCE2
6 88 (7.20%) Test Scripting
7 87 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 73 (5.97%) Risk Management
10 72 (5.89%) UML
11 63 (5.16%) Service Management
12 61 (4.99%) Service Delivery
13 60 (4.91%) Information Security
14 59 (4.83%) Software Engineering
15 56 (4.58%) Software Testing
16 49 (4.01%) Configuration Management
17 46 (3.76%) Migration
18 45 (3.68%) Information Assurance
19 44 (3.60%) Test Management
19 44 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (13.34%) SQL
2 115 (9.41%) C#
3 95 (7.77%) Java
4 54 (4.42%) C
5 49 (4.01%) JavaScript
6 47 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 45 (3.68%) PowerShell
8 44 (3.60%) C++
9 41 (3.36%) Python
10 23 (1.88%) Ruby
11 20 (1.64%) Perl
12 19 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.39%) PHP
14 16 (1.31%) MATLAB
15 13 (1.06%) VBScript
16 12 (0.98%) ABAP
16 12 (0.98%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.90%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.65%) VB
19 6 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 835 (68.33%) SC Cleared
2 294 (24.06%) DV Cleared
3 63 (5.16%) ISEB
4 54 (4.42%) ISTQB
5 45 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 39 (3.19%) Degree
8 24 (1.96%) MCP
9 22 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (1.72%) CISSP
10 21 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 19 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 13 (1.06%) BC Cleared
14 12 (0.98%) CCNP
15 11 (0.90%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.74%) MCSE
16 9 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
17 8 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.16%) SLA
2 48 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (3.19%) ISO 9001
4 35 (2.86%) ISO 14001
5 24 (1.96%) JSP 440
6 15 (1.23%) DO-178B
7 10 (0.82%) QA
8 7 (0.57%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.16%) P3O
10 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.082%) BS15000
10 1 (0.082%) COBIT
System Software
1 71 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 18 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 17 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
7 16 (1.31%) vSphere
8 12 (0.98%) XenApp
9 11 (0.90%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.82%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.65%) vCloud
12 7 (0.57%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.25%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.16%) Nmap
15 2 (0.16%) NFS
16 1 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
16 1 (0.082%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 55 (4.50%) SCCM
2 19 (1.55%) SCOM
3 18 (1.47%) Data Guard
3 18 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 16 (1.31%) NetBackup
5 15 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (1.23%) HP SIM
6 10 (0.82%) WSUS
7 6 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.49%) AppDNA
7 6 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (0.49%) SCSM
8 5 (0.41%) Puppet
8 5 (0.41%) OpenView
9 3 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.25%) Netcool
9 3 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 228 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 120 (9.82%) Oracle
3 82 (6.71%) VMware
4 65 (5.32%) HP
5 63 (5.16%) SAP
6 58 (4.75%) Cisco
7 33 (2.70%) Citrix
8 26 (2.13%) Symantec
9 23 (1.88%) Remedy
10 19 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.55%) JBoss
10 19 (1.55%) SolarWinds
11 14 (1.15%) Altiris
11 14 (1.15%) McAfee
12 13 (1.06%) Sophos
12 13 (1.06%) CheckPoint
13 12 (0.98%) Nortel
13 12 (0.98%) Informatica
13 12 (0.98%) Business Objects
14 10 (0.82%) 3PAR
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 425 per day + negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £450 per day + expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Rate DOE and role applied for.
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £580 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £360 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago