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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 541 606 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.14% 20.23% 18.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.54% 63.06% 61.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 368 217
Average daily rate
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£421 £350 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.35% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £252 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 27
Average hourly rate £44.25 £35.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% +10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.09%
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
813 961 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.25% 32.08% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 610 354
Average daily rate £400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 37
Average hourly rate £38.25 £33.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 189 £450 +20.00% 26
Wiltshire +3 118 £353 +23.68% 21
Bristol +15 101 £425 +13.33% 25
Somerset -3 77 £411 +21.85% 7
Devon -1 38 £350 +7.69%
Dorset -11 5 £305 - 3
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 706 (58.11%) SC Cleared
2 401 (33.00%) DV Cleared
3 276 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (14.49%) Java
5 159 (13.09%) SQL
6 146 (12.02%) Oracle
7 133 (10.95%) ITIL
8 128 (10.53%) Windows
9 126 (10.37%) Microsoft
10 110 (9.05%) C
11 109 (8.97%) Project Management
12 108 (8.89%) Linux
13 102 (8.40%) Finance
14 96 (7.90%) Scrum
14 96 (7.90%) PRINCE2
15 86 (7.08%) Web Services
16 81 (6.67%) Risk Management
16 81 (6.67%) Management Information System
17 80 (6.58%) Python
18 79 (6.50%) HTML
18 79 (6.50%) .NET
19 78 (6.42%) Active Directory
20 76 (6.26%) JavaScript
21 73 (6.01%) SQL Server
21 73 (6.01%) Cisco
22 69 (5.68%) UNIX
23 68 (5.60%) CSS
24 65 (5.35%) C++
25 64 (5.27%) MS Excel
26 63 (5.19%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 32 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 19 (1.56%) CMS
4 18 (1.48%) JBoss
5 14 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (0.91%) K2 blackpearl
7 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.66%) Apache
8 8 (0.66%) IIS
8 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.66%) Lync
9 7 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (0.58%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.58%) Oracle 9iAS
10 6 (0.49%) Node.js
10 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 64 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.22%) MS Project
3 26 (2.14%) MS Office
4 16 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.15%) Photoshop
5 14 (1.15%) Fireworks
5 14 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.16%) Simulink
7 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.082%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 30 (2.47%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (2.14%) Summit
3 10 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.49%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.25%) assyst
8 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.082%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.082%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.082%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.07%) Office 365
2 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.25%) GitHub
4 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.77%) Firewall
2 52 (4.28%) LAN
2 52 (4.28%) WAN
3 45 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 27 (2.22%) DNS
5 26 (2.14%) Network Security
6 16 (1.32%) VPN
6 16 (1.32%) VoIP
6 16 (1.32%) OSPF
6 16 (1.32%) Wireshark
7 15 (1.23%) BGP
8 14 (1.15%) SSL
8 14 (1.15%) SAN
8 14 (1.15%) IPsec
9 13 (1.07%) SDH
9 13 (1.07%) DHCP
10 12 (0.99%) 3G
10 12 (0.99%) 2G
10 12 (0.99%) 2.5G
11 11 (0.91%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.94%) Oracle Database
3 43 (3.54%) MongoDB
4 27 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 20 (1.65%) MySQL
7 18 (1.48%) MS Access
7 18 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.99%) Relational Database
12 12 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
14 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (0.74%) Big Data
15 9 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (3.37%) ClearCase
2 40 (3.29%) Subversion
3 38 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 36 (2.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 34 (2.80%) JIRA
6 25 (2.06%) Maven
7 19 (1.56%) LoadRunner
7 19 (1.56%) Ant
8 18 (1.48%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.48%) Rational DOORS
8 18 (1.48%) Apache Ivy
8 18 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
9 16 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.23%) SoapUI
11 12 (0.99%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.91%) Rational Rhapsody
12 11 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (0.66%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.66%) Spock
13 8 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 102 (8.40%) Finance
2 42 (3.46%) Military
3 29 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 16 (1.32%) Retail
5 8 (0.66%) Back Office
5 8 (0.66%) Electronics
5 8 (0.66%) Avionics
6 7 (0.58%) Law
7 6 (0.49%) Legal
8 3 (0.25%) Marketing
8 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.25%) Publishing
8 3 (0.25%) Billing
9 2 (0.16%) Banking
9 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 269 (22.14%) Developer
2 111 (9.14%) Architect
3 85 (7.00%) Java Developer
4 75 (6.17%) Project Manager
5 74 (6.09%) Consultant
6 73 (6.01%) Analyst
7 54 (4.44%) Designer
8 46 (3.79%) DBA
9 41 (3.37%) .NET Developer
10 38 (3.13%) Administrator
11 35 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (2.88%) Service Manager
12 32 (2.63%) Network Engineer
13 31 (2.55%) Oracle DBA
14 28 (2.30%) Software Engineer
14 28 (2.30%) Software Developer
15 27 (2.22%) Business Analyst
16 26 (2.14%) C++ Developer
17 24 (1.98%) Senior Developer
18 23 (1.89%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (7.08%) Web Services
2 79 (6.50%) HTML
2 79 (6.50%) .NET
3 68 (5.60%) CSS
4 56 (4.61%) J2EE
5 43 (3.54%) HTML5
5 43 (3.54%) CSS3
6 42 (3.46%) XML
7 37 (3.05%) ASP.NET
8 36 (2.96%) .NET Framework
9 30 (2.47%) Hibernate
10 27 (2.22%) Spring
11 23 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (1.81%) Java EE
13 21 (1.73%) Apache Camel
14 19 (1.56%) Entity Framework
15 18 (1.48%) EJB
15 18 (1.48%) Middleware
15 18 (1.48%) WPF
15 18 (1.48%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 63 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (2.88%) Open Source
4 29 (2.39%) User Experience
5 17 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.40%) Client/Server
6 16 (1.32%) GIS
7 15 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 12 (0.99%) Statistics
9 11 (0.91%) CESG
10 10 (0.82%) Visualisation
11 9 (0.74%) Clustering
12 8 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
12 8 (0.66%) Replication
12 8 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.66%) Linked Data
12 8 (0.66%) PKI
12 8 (0.66%) RMADS
13 7 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.58%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.53%) Windows
2 108 (8.89%) Linux
3 69 (5.68%) UNIX
4 29 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (2.39%) Solaris
5 26 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.41%) Android
10 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.33%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
12 3 (0.25%) AIX
13 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.16%) CentOS
14 1 (0.082%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (10.95%) ITIL
3 109 (8.97%) Project Management
4 96 (7.90%) Scrum
4 96 (7.90%) PRINCE2
5 81 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 61 (5.02%) UML
6 61 (5.02%) Information Security
7 59 (4.86%) Service Management
8 53 (4.36%) OO
9 51 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (4.20%) Software Engineering
10 50 (4.12%) Mentoring
11 48 (3.95%) Change Control
12 45 (3.70%) Unit Testing
13 44 (3.62%) Migration
14 42 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
15 41 (3.37%) Service Delivery
16 39 (3.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (14.49%) Java
2 159 (13.09%) SQL
3 110 (9.05%) C
4 80 (6.58%) Python
5 76 (6.26%) JavaScript
6 65 (5.35%) C++
7 62 (5.10%) C#
7 62 (5.10%) PL/SQL
8 53 (4.36%) Perl
9 42 (3.46%) Ruby
10 38 (3.13%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.56%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.48%) PHP
12 18 (1.48%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.40%) Lua
13 17 (1.40%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.07%) VB
15 10 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.58%) Groovy
17 6 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 706 (58.11%) SC Cleared
2 401 (33.00%) DV Cleared
3 59 (4.86%) Degree
4 45 (3.70%) CISSP
5 35 (2.88%) ISEB
6 26 (2.14%) APMP
7 25 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.73%) CISM
9 19 (1.56%) BC Cleared
10 16 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 16 (1.32%) ISTQB
11 13 (1.07%) Sun Certification
11 13 (1.07%) CCNA
11 13 (1.07%) MCP
12 12 (0.99%) CCNP
12 12 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 11 (0.91%) RHCE
13 11 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (2.72%) ISO 9001
3 27 (2.22%) ISO 14001
4 20 (1.65%) SLA
5 15 (1.23%) ISO 9000
6 12 (0.99%) QA
7 10 (0.82%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.33%) DO-254
10 3 (0.25%) COBIT
10 3 (0.25%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.16%) P3O
12 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.082%) TickIT
System Software
1 78 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.91%) XenApp
4 11 (0.91%) Samba
5 10 (0.82%) vSphere
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.49%) Firmware
7 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.33%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.25%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.082%) Xen
10 1 (0.082%) Postfix
10 1 (0.082%) XenServer
10 1 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.082%) vCloud
10 1 (0.082%) HDFS
10 1 (0.082%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (1.48%) SCCM
2 14 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.58%) Puppet
3 7 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.41%) SCOM
6 3 (0.25%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.25%) WSUS
6 3 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.25%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.25%) OpenView
7 2 (0.16%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.16%) Nessus
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 146 (12.02%) Oracle
2 126 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 73 (6.01%) Cisco
4 57 (4.69%) VMware
5 35 (2.88%) HP
6 32 (2.63%) Citrix
7 29 (2.39%) McAfee
7 29 (2.39%) Sun
8 26 (2.14%) Juniper
9 16 (1.32%) CheckPoint
10 14 (1.15%) SAP
11 13 (1.07%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.82%) Symantec
13 9 (0.74%) IBM
14 7 (0.58%) Tandberg
14 7 (0.58%) Google
14 7 (0.58%) OpenText
14 7 (0.58%) CommVault
14 7 (0.58%) Dell
15 6 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 370 per day + .
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 - 520 per day + .
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 370 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £25 - £26 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago