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 28 April 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
28 Apr 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 575 659 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.59% 20.68% 17.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.17% 64.29% 61.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 356 213
Average daily rate
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£423 £351 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.28% -12.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 32
Average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.08 £17.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.05%
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
869 1025 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.10% 32.16% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 591 356
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.35% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 52 42
Average hourly rate £38.25 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 0 204 £450 +20.00% 32
Wiltshire +1 131 £400 +31.14% 17
Bristol +9 109 £400 +6.66% 19
Somerset -3 74 £338 -3.57% 2
Devon -2 35 £318 -13.60%
Dorset -6 6 £378 -5.62% 2
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 734 (58.07%) SC Cleared
2 417 (32.99%) DV Cleared
3 282 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (13.61%) Java
4 172 (13.61%) SQL
5 163 (12.90%) Windows
6 153 (12.10%) Oracle
7 141 (11.16%) ITIL
8 129 (10.21%) Microsoft
9 115 (9.10%) Linux
10 111 (8.78%) Scrum
11 109 (8.62%) C
12 107 (8.47%) Finance
13 99 (7.83%) PRINCE2
14 97 (7.67%) Project Management
15 93 (7.36%) .NET
16 81 (6.41%) Python
17 80 (6.33%) JavaScript
17 80 (6.33%) Web Services
17 80 (6.33%) Active Directory
17 80 (6.33%) Risk Management
18 77 (6.09%) C#
19 74 (5.85%) UNIX
19 74 (5.85%) Cisco
19 74 (5.85%) Management Information System
20 73 (5.78%) C++
21 68 (5.38%) HTML
22 67 (5.30%) SQL Server
22 67 (5.30%) MS Excel
23 66 (5.22%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 36 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 19 (1.50%) CMS
4 18 (1.42%) JBoss
5 12 (0.95%) K2 blackpearl
5 12 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (0.79%) Node.js
7 9 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.63%) IIS
8 8 (0.63%) Apache
9 7 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.55%) Oracle 9iAS
9 7 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.55%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.55%) Lync
9 7 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 67 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.29%) MS Office
3 26 (2.06%) MS Project
4 14 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.87%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.16%) Simulink
7 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 34 (2.69%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (2.61%) Summit
3 12 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.47%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.24%) assyst
10 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.079%) SAP SD
11 1 (0.079%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.19%) Office 365
2 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.079%) GitHub
4 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.03%) WAN
2 50 (3.96%) LAN
2 50 (3.96%) Firewall
3 40 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.90%) DNS
4 24 (1.90%) Network Security
5 23 (1.82%) VoIP
6 17 (1.34%) VPN
7 16 (1.27%) SAN
8 15 (1.19%) Internet
9 14 (1.11%) Wireshark
10 13 (1.03%) HTTP
11 12 (0.95%) SSL
11 12 (0.95%) OSPF
11 12 (0.95%) BGP
12 11 (0.87%) SDH
12 11 (0.87%) IPsec
12 11 (0.87%) NetScaler
13 10 (0.79%) 2G
13 10 (0.79%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.22%) Oracle Database
3 40 (3.16%) MongoDB
4 29 (2.29%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 18 (1.42%) MS Access
7 17 (1.34%) MySQL
7 17 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.95%) Oracle9i Database
12 11 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (0.87%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.71%) Big Data
13 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (3.32%) ClearCase
2 39 (3.09%) Subversion
3 36 (2.85%) Git (software)
4 35 (2.77%) JIRA
4 35 (2.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 27 (2.14%) LoadRunner
6 26 (2.06%) Maven
7 22 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
8 21 (1.66%) Visual Studio
9 19 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
10 18 (1.42%) Ant
11 17 (1.34%) Apache Ivy
12 15 (1.19%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
14 11 (0.87%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.87%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.79%) Jenkins
15 10 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
16 9 (0.71%) MSI
General
1 107 (8.47%) Finance
2 44 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 38 (3.01%) Military
4 18 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.27%) Retail
6 10 (0.79%) Avionics
6 10 (0.79%) Electronics
7 8 (0.63%) Back Office
8 7 (0.55%) Law
9 5 (0.40%) Legal
10 4 (0.32%) Marketing
11 3 (0.24%) Publishing
12 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.16%) Billing
12 2 (0.16%) Local Government
12 2 (0.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 284 (22.47%) Developer
2 106 (8.39%) Architect
3 88 (6.96%) Consultant
4 84 (6.65%) Java Developer
5 74 (5.85%) Analyst
6 70 (5.54%) Project Manager
7 49 (3.88%) .NET Developer
8 48 (3.80%) DBA
9 44 (3.48%) Designer
10 39 (3.09%) Service Manager
11 36 (2.85%) Administrator
12 35 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
12 35 (2.77%) Oracle DBA
13 34 (2.69%) C++ Developer
13 34 (2.69%) Network Engineer
14 32 (2.53%) Software Developer
15 28 (2.22%) Software Engineer
16 27 (2.14%) Business Analyst
17 25 (1.98%) Tester
17 25 (1.98%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (7.36%) .NET
2 80 (6.33%) Web Services
3 68 (5.38%) HTML
4 61 (4.83%) CSS
5 52 (4.11%) J2EE
6 46 (3.64%) ASP.NET
7 40 (3.16%) XML
8 38 (3.01%) .NET Framework
8 38 (3.01%) HTML5
9 36 (2.85%) CSS3
10 31 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (2.45%) Hibernate
11 26 (2.06%) Spring
11 26 (2.06%) Java EE
12 21 (1.66%) Entity Framework
13 19 (1.50%) WPF
13 19 (1.50%) JSP
14 18 (1.42%) EJB
14 18 (1.42%) JSF
14 18 (1.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.85%) Management Information System
2 60 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.16%) Open Source
4 25 (1.98%) User Experience
5 21 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.19%) GIS
6 15 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 11 (0.87%) Statistics
9 10 (0.79%) Replication
10 9 (0.71%) CESG
10 9 (0.71%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.63%) Linked Data
11 8 (0.63%) Clustering
11 8 (0.63%) PKI
12 7 (0.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 7 (0.55%) RMADS
12 7 (0.55%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.47%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.47%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 163 (12.90%) Windows
2 115 (9.10%) Linux
3 74 (5.85%) UNIX
4 32 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 29 (2.29%) Solaris
6 28 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.66%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.47%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.47%) Android
13 5 (0.40%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
14 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.32%) CentOS
15 3 (0.24%) AIX
15 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.079%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (11.16%) ITIL
3 111 (8.78%) Scrum
4 99 (7.83%) PRINCE2
5 97 (7.67%) Project Management
6 80 (6.33%) Risk Management
7 64 (5.06%) Service Management
8 56 (4.43%) UML
9 55 (4.35%) Information Security
10 54 (4.27%) OO
11 52 (4.11%) Unit Testing
11 52 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
12 50 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
12 50 (3.96%) Change Control
13 49 (3.88%) Software Engineering
14 48 (3.80%) Migration
14 48 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (3.64%) Configuration Management
15 46 (3.64%) Mentoring
16 43 (3.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 172 (13.61%) Java
1 172 (13.61%) SQL
2 109 (8.62%) C
3 81 (6.41%) Python
4 80 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 77 (6.09%) C#
6 73 (5.78%) C++
7 66 (5.22%) PL/SQL
8 56 (4.43%) Perl
9 50 (3.96%) Bash Shell
10 46 (3.64%) Ruby
11 17 (1.34%) VB.NET
12 16 (1.27%) PHP
13 15 (1.19%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.19%) Lua
14 12 (0.95%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.95%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.95%) VB
15 7 (0.55%) Groovy
16 6 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 734 (58.07%) SC Cleared
2 417 (32.99%) DV Cleared
3 62 (4.91%) Degree
4 37 (2.93%) CISSP
5 36 (2.85%) ISEB
6 26 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.98%) APMP
8 24 (1.90%) ISTQB
9 22 (1.74%) BC Cleared
10 20 (1.58%) CISM
11 16 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (1.03%) CCNA
13 13 (1.03%) MCP
14 12 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.87%) Sun Certification
15 11 (0.87%) MCSE
15 11 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (0.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (3.24%) ISO 9001
3 34 (2.69%) ISO 14001
4 23 (1.82%) SLA
5 16 (1.27%) JSP 440
6 15 (1.19%) ISO 9000
7 13 (1.03%) QA
8 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.47%) DO-254
10 5 (0.40%) COBIT
11 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.24%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.16%) BS15000
12 2 (0.16%) P3O
13 1 (0.079%) TickIT
13 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 80 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.42%) XenApp
4 16 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.71%) Samba
7 8 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.55%) vSphere
9 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.32%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.24%) Firmware
12 3 (0.24%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.24%) vCloud
13 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.16%) XenServer
14 1 (0.079%) Postfix
14 1 (0.079%) NFS
14 1 (0.079%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (1.90%) SCCM
2 20 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.63%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.55%) Puppet
5 6 (0.47%) SCOM
5 6 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.24%) WSUS
7 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.24%) OpenView
7 3 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.16%) Nagios
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.16%) Nessus
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 153 (12.10%) Oracle
2 129 (10.21%) Microsoft
3 74 (5.85%) Cisco
4 60 (4.75%) VMware
5 41 (3.24%) Citrix
6 32 (2.53%) HP
7 26 (2.06%) McAfee
8 25 (1.98%) Sun
9 24 (1.90%) Juniper
10 16 (1.27%) SAP
10 16 (1.27%) CheckPoint
11 12 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.95%) Symantec
12 11 (0.87%) IBM
12 11 (0.87%) Google
13 8 (0.63%) Cognos
13 8 (0.63%) Dell
13 8 (0.63%) Remedy
14 7 (0.55%) NetApp
15 6 (0.47%) Nokia
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Helston, Cornwall
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Axiom Software Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Vesta Consulting Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per day + .
Posted: 4 days ago
Templecombe, Somerset
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: Up to £55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £26 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago