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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 528 390 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.03% 18.07% 16.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.77% 61.71% 62.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 218 242
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 46
Average hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £11.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.66 £50.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -6.52%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
828 632 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.28% 29.29% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 361 401
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 61
Average hourly rate £35.25 £21.00 £24.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.85% -14.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +2 150 £401 -5.76% 27
Somerset +4 145 £375 +7.14% 9
Wiltshire -5 84 £315 -25.88% 16
Bristol -20 47 £375 +8.69% 16
Devon -1 45 £393 +11.34% 10
Dorset +13 10 £444 - 3
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England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 830 (68.99%) SC Cleared
2 281 (23.36%) DV Cleared
3 242 (20.12%) Microsoft
4 206 (17.12%) Windows
5 161 (13.38%) Project Management
6 159 (13.22%) SQL
7 152 (12.64%) Telecoms
8 136 (11.31%) ITIL
9 132 (10.97%) SQL Server
10 128 (10.64%) Scrum
11 122 (10.14%) Oracle
12 120 (9.98%) MS Excel
13 113 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 111 (9.23%) C#
14 111 (9.23%) .NET
15 110 (9.14%) SharePoint
16 99 (8.23%) PRINCE2
17 96 (7.98%) Test Scripting
18 88 (7.32%) Java
19 85 (7.07%) Linux
20 83 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
21 82 (6.82%) VMware
22 80 (6.65%) Finance
23 71 (5.90%) Active Directory
24 70 (5.82%) Unit Testing
25 68 (5.65%) HP
25 68 (5.65%) Management Information System
26 67 (5.57%) Service Management
27 66 (5.49%) UML
27 66 (5.49%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 110 (9.14%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 33 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.83%) IIS
5 21 (1.75%) K2 blackpearl
5 21 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
7 19 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (0.91%) Apache
9 11 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.83%) Lync
11 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.58%) Alfresco
12 7 (0.58%) Drupal
12 7 (0.58%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.33%) Apache Qpid
13 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 120 (9.98%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.99%) MS Office
3 47 (3.91%) MS Project
4 13 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.83%) Simulink
6 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.42%) Windchill
8 4 (0.33%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.083%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.083%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.083%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 37 (3.08%) Summit
2 10 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.75%) SAP SD
3 9 (0.75%) assyst
4 8 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle ASCP
8 1 (0.083%) Agresso
8 1 (0.083%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.67%) IaaS
3 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.083%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.57%) Firewall
2 42 (3.49%) LAN
3 40 (3.33%) WAN
4 34 (2.83%) SAN
5 32 (2.66%) Internet
6 27 (2.24%) DNS
7 25 (2.08%) DHCP
8 14 (1.16%) Network Security
9 13 (1.08%) Wireshark
10 9 (0.75%) LDAP
10 9 (0.75%) TCP/IP
11 8 (0.67%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (0.67%) VPN
11 8 (0.67%) Intranet
12 7 (0.58%) NAS
13 6 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.50%) AMQP
14 5 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (0.33%) Nortel Meridian
15 4 (0.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.49%) Oracle Database
3 57 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 31 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 18 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.41%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.25%) MySQL
10 15 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.00%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
13 11 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.75%) Big Data
14 9 (0.75%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.50%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (0.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 64 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (2.74%) Selenium
3 30 (2.49%) Visual Studio
4 28 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (1.41%) ClearCase
6 16 (1.33%) SpecFlow
6 16 (1.33%) Maven
6 16 (1.33%) MSI
7 13 (1.08%) Git (software)
8 12 (1.00%) WebDriver
9 11 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
9 11 (0.91%) JIRA
10 10 (0.83%) JMeter
10 10 (0.83%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.75%) WATIR
11 9 (0.75%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.67%) Hudson
12 8 (0.67%) QUnit
12 8 (0.67%) Subversion
12 8 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 152 (12.64%) Telecoms
2 80 (6.65%) Finance
3 46 (3.82%) Back Office
4 44 (3.66%) Military
5 24 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.41%) Publishing
7 14 (1.16%) Front Office
8 13 (1.08%) Avionics
9 10 (0.83%) Retail
9 10 (0.83%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.67%) Automotive
11 7 (0.58%) Legal
12 5 (0.42%) Electronics
12 5 (0.42%) Billing
13 4 (0.33%) Marketing
14 3 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 220 (18.29%) Developer
2 158 (13.13%) Analyst
3 100 (8.31%) Consultant
4 98 (8.15%) Project Manager
5 74 (6.15%) Architect
6 73 (6.07%) Administrator
7 54 (4.49%) .NET Developer
8 51 (4.24%) Test Analyst
9 48 (3.99%) Business Analyst
10 41 (3.41%) DBA
11 38 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
12 37 (3.08%) Software Engineer
13 36 (2.99%) Tester
14 33 (2.74%) SQL Developer
15 32 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
16 31 (2.58%) SQL DBA
17 29 (2.41%) Service Manager
17 29 (2.41%) SharePoint Developer
18 27 (2.24%) Software Developer
19 25 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (9.23%) .NET
2 45 (3.74%) ASP.NET
3 33 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (2.66%) Web Services
5 29 (2.41%) .NET Framework
6 28 (2.33%) HTML
6 28 (2.33%) CSS
6 28 (2.33%) JSP
7 23 (1.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 20 (1.66%) HTML5
9 18 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 16 (1.33%) REST
11 15 (1.25%) J2EE
11 15 (1.25%) jQuery
11 15 (1.25%) RESTful
12 14 (1.16%) CSS3
13 11 (0.91%) Gherkin
14 10 (0.83%) WPF
14 10 (0.83%) Hibernate
15 8 (0.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 32 (2.66%) RMADS
3 29 (2.41%) GIS
4 27 (2.24%) Clustering
5 23 (1.91%) Statistics
6 22 (1.83%) CESG
7 21 (1.75%) CMDB
8 20 (1.66%) Economics
9 19 (1.58%) CESG CLAS
10 18 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.16%) Open Source
12 13 (1.08%) RIA
12 13 (1.08%) Visualisation
13 12 (1.00%) PKI
14 10 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.83%) Replication
15 9 (0.75%) Reference Data
15 9 (0.75%) Web 2.0
16 8 (0.67%) Blackberry
17 7 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 206 (17.12%) Windows
2 85 (7.07%) Linux
3 63 (5.24%) Windows 7
4 55 (4.57%) UNIX
5 54 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.66%) Windows XP
9 13 (1.08%) HPUX
9 13 (1.08%) Solaris
10 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.083%) Android
11 1 (0.083%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (13.38%) Project Management
2 136 (11.31%) ITIL
3 128 (10.64%) Scrum
4 113 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 99 (8.23%) PRINCE2
6 96 (7.98%) Test Scripting
7 83 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (5.82%) Unit Testing
9 67 (5.57%) Service Management
10 66 (5.49%) UML
11 65 (5.40%) Risk Management
12 58 (4.82%) Software Testing
13 57 (4.74%) Software Engineering
13 57 (4.74%) Migration
13 57 (4.74%) Service Delivery
14 53 (4.41%) Information Security
15 48 (3.99%) Test Management
16 47 (3.91%) Configuration Management
17 45 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (3.49%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (13.22%) SQL
2 111 (9.23%) C#
3 88 (7.32%) Java
4 53 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 50 (4.16%) C
6 46 (3.82%) JavaScript
7 42 (3.49%) T-SQL
8 41 (3.41%) C++
9 39 (3.24%) Python
10 22 (1.83%) Ruby
11 20 (1.66%) Perl
12 17 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.41%) PHP
13 16 (1.33%) MATLAB
14 13 (1.08%) VBScript
15 12 (1.00%) ABAP
16 11 (0.91%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.83%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.67%) VB
19 6 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 830 (68.99%) SC Cleared
2 281 (23.36%) DV Cleared
3 63 (5.24%) ISEB
4 56 (4.66%) ISTQB
5 45 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 38 (3.16%) Degree
8 24 (2.00%) MCP
9 22 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (1.41%) CISSP
13 13 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 13 (1.08%) BC Cleared
14 12 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.91%) PMI Certification
16 10 (0.83%) CCNP
17 9 (0.75%) MCSE
18 8 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
18 8 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.07%) SLA
2 43 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (3.41%) ISO 9001
4 37 (3.08%) ISO 14001
5 20 (1.66%) JSP 440
6 14 (1.16%) DO-178B
7 10 (0.83%) QA
8 5 (0.42%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.17%) P3O
10 1 (0.083%) BS15000
10 1 (0.083%) COBIT
10 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
System Software
1 71 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (1.58%) VMware ESX
3 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 17 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 16 (1.33%) vSphere
5 16 (1.33%) ISA Server
6 13 (1.08%) XenApp
7 12 (1.00%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.75%) vCloud
9 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.25%) NFS
11 3 (0.25%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.17%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.17%) Nmap
13 1 (0.083%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.083%) Samba
Systems Management
1 57 (4.74%) SCCM
2 20 (1.66%) SCOM
3 18 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 18 (1.50%) Data Guard
4 17 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 15 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (1.25%) HP SIM
6 12 (1.00%) WSUS
7 7 (0.58%) SCSM
8 6 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.42%) AppDNA
9 5 (0.42%) Puppet
10 4 (0.33%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.33%) OpenView
11 3 (0.25%) Netcool
11 3 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 242 (20.12%) Microsoft
2 122 (10.14%) Oracle
3 82 (6.82%) VMware
4 68 (5.65%) HP
5 63 (5.24%) SAP
6 60 (4.99%) Cisco
7 34 (2.83%) Citrix
8 26 (2.16%) Symantec
9 23 (1.91%) Remedy
10 20 (1.66%) SolarWinds
10 20 (1.66%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.41%) JBoss
12 15 (1.25%) McAfee
13 14 (1.16%) Altiris
13 14 (1.16%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.08%) Nortel
14 13 (1.08%) Sophos
15 12 (1.00%) Business Objects
15 12 (1.00%) Informatica
16 10 (0.83%) EMC
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