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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 624 667 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.75% 20.54% 18.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.73% 70.21% 64.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 412 226
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £501 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £367
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 22 29
Average hourly rate £41.50 £38.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £28.10 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.60% +25.00%
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
964 950 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.97% 29.26% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 615 348
Average daily rate £399 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 40 54
Average hourly rate £40.13 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.72 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 0 234 £415 +10.06% 40
Wiltshire +4 164 £375 -1.96% 11
Bristol 0 103 £445 +18.66% 18
Devon -4 51 £400 +2.56% 8
Somerset -13 39 £375 -11.76% 4
Dorset -10 14 - - 6
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 650 (55.70%) SC Cleared
2 398 (34.10%) DV Cleared
3 254 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
4 194 (16.62%) Java
5 153 (13.11%) Windows
6 143 (12.25%) ITIL
7 136 (11.65%) SQL
8 122 (10.45%) Microsoft
9 114 (9.77%) Project Management
10 113 (9.68%) C
11 111 (9.51%) PRINCE2
12 105 (9.00%) Oracle
13 104 (8.91%) Finance
14 103 (8.83%) Linux
15 100 (8.57%) C++
16 89 (7.63%) Scrum
17 88 (7.54%) HTML
18 84 (7.20%) Python
19 77 (6.60%) Migration
20 76 (6.51%) UNIX
21 73 (6.26%) Active Directory
21 73 (6.26%) UML
21 73 (6.26%) Software Engineering
22 71 (6.08%) JavaScript
23 70 (6.00%) Risk Management
24 69 (5.91%) Cisco
24 69 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
25 68 (5.83%) SQL Server
25 68 (5.83%) Management Information System
26 67 (5.74%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 49 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.40%) Apache
3 26 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 25 (2.14%) MS Exchange
5 24 (2.06%) IIS
5 24 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.46%) Lync
9 14 (1.20%) JBoss
10 12 (1.03%) CMS
11 9 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.60%) Node.js
12 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
15 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.34%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 65 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 44 (3.77%) MS Office
3 39 (3.34%) MS Project
4 18 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.77%) Fireworks
6 8 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.26%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.086%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 21 (1.80%) Summit
2 9 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.086%) Maximo
8 1 (0.086%) Primavera
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.77%) Office 365
2 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.17%) GitHub
4 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.086%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.06%) Firewall
2 55 (4.71%) WAN
3 52 (4.46%) TCP/IP
4 51 (4.37%) LAN
5 39 (3.34%) DNS
6 31 (2.66%) Network Security
7 29 (2.49%) DHCP
8 23 (1.97%) HTTP
9 20 (1.71%) SAN
10 17 (1.46%) VoIP
11 15 (1.29%) SSL
11 15 (1.29%) BGP
12 14 (1.20%) MPLS
12 14 (1.20%) OSPF
12 14 (1.20%) VPN
13 12 (1.03%) Ethernet
14 11 (0.94%) IPsec
15 10 (0.86%) SDH
15 10 (0.86%) ATM
16 9 (0.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.34%) MySQL
3 32 (2.74%) Oracle Database
4 28 (2.40%) MongoDB
5 19 (1.63%) Hadoop
6 16 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 16 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.11%) Big Data
8 12 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
10 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (0.69%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.51%) MS Access
13 6 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (2.83%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.66%) Subversion
3 27 (2.31%) ClearCase
4 25 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 24 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
6 23 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
7 22 (1.89%) Ant
8 20 (1.71%) LoadRunner
8 20 (1.71%) Maven
9 19 (1.63%) Visual Studio
9 19 (1.63%) Apache Ivy
10 15 (1.29%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.11%) JIRA
12 10 (0.86%) Selenium
12 10 (0.86%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.77%) JBehave
13 9 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
13 9 (0.77%) JMeter
14 8 (0.69%) Eclipse
General
1 104 (8.91%) Finance
2 47 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.00%) Military
4 15 (1.29%) Aerospace
5 9 (0.77%) Billing
6 7 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.43%) Publishing
7 5 (0.43%) Electronics
7 5 (0.43%) Retail
8 4 (0.34%) Marketing
8 4 (0.34%) Back Office
9 3 (0.26%) Games
10 2 (0.17%) Interactive Media
10 2 (0.17%) Avionics
10 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.086%) Banking
11 1 (0.086%) Automotive
11 1 (0.086%) Law
11 1 (0.086%) Legal
Job Titles
1 227 (19.45%) Developer
2 106 (9.08%) Analyst
3 91 (7.80%) Architect
3 91 (7.80%) Java Developer
4 90 (7.71%) Project Manager
5 76 (6.51%) Consultant
6 45 (3.86%) Software Engineer
7 43 (3.68%) Designer
8 40 (3.43%) Administrator
9 36 (3.08%) Test Manager
10 35 (3.00%) Test Analyst
10 35 (3.00%) Business Analyst
11 29 (2.49%) Network Engineer
11 29 (2.49%) .NET Developer
12 28 (2.40%) DBA
13 26 (2.23%) Tester
14 23 (1.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (1.80%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (1.80%) Enterprise Architect
16 20 (1.71%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (7.54%) HTML
2 66 (5.66%) Web Services
3 56 (4.80%) CSS
4 52 (4.46%) .NET
5 45 (3.86%) J2EE
6 37 (3.17%) XML
7 32 (2.74%) .NET Framework
8 28 (2.40%) WPF
9 25 (2.14%) HTML5
9 25 (2.14%) Spring
9 25 (2.14%) ASP.NET
10 24 (2.06%) Middleware
10 24 (2.06%) CSS3
11 20 (1.71%) JSP
12 19 (1.63%) Entity Framework
13 18 (1.54%) Hibernate
14 17 (1.46%) Java EE
14 17 (1.46%) Apache Camel
15 14 (1.20%) WCF
16 12 (1.03%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 45 (3.86%) Data Centre
4 34 (2.91%) User Experience
5 23 (1.97%) Replication
6 18 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 14 (1.20%) Mathematics
8 13 (1.11%) CESG
9 12 (1.03%) Statistics
10 11 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.86%) GIS
11 10 (0.86%) CESG CLAS
12 9 (0.77%) Computer Science
12 9 (0.77%) RMADS
12 9 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.69%) Cryptography
13 8 (0.69%) EMC VMAX
14 7 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.60%) Visualisation
15 6 (0.51%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 153 (13.11%) Windows
2 103 (8.83%) Linux
3 76 (6.51%) UNIX
4 49 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 36 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.37%) Solaris
8 16 (1.37%) Windows XP
9 10 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.51%) CentOS
11 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.34%) Android
11 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.17%) AIX
14 1 (0.086%) HPUX
14 1 (0.086%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (12.25%) ITIL
3 114 (9.77%) Project Management
4 111 (9.51%) PRINCE2
5 89 (7.63%) Scrum
6 77 (6.60%) Migration
7 73 (6.26%) Software Engineering
7 73 (6.26%) UML
8 70 (6.00%) Risk Management
9 60 (5.14%) Configuration Management
10 51 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 48 (4.11%) OO
12 39 (3.34%) Unit Testing
12 39 (3.34%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (3.00%) Change Control
14 34 (2.91%) Release Management
14 34 (2.91%) Open Source
14 34 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (2.83%) Service Management
16 31 (2.66%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (16.62%) Java
2 136 (11.65%) SQL
3 113 (9.68%) C
4 100 (8.57%) C++
5 84 (7.20%) Python
6 71 (6.08%) JavaScript
7 67 (5.74%) C#
8 60 (5.14%) Perl
9 39 (3.34%) Ruby
10 31 (2.66%) Shell Script
11 30 (2.57%) PL/SQL
12 29 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.54%) Lua
13 18 (1.54%) PHP
14 14 (1.20%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.69%) MATLAB
15 8 (0.69%) VB
16 6 (0.51%) VBScript
17 5 (0.43%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 650 (55.70%) SC Cleared
2 398 (34.10%) DV Cleared
3 52 (4.46%) Degree
4 37 (3.17%) ISEB
5 36 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (2.83%) CISSP
7 23 (1.97%) CCNP
8 22 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (1.80%) CCNA
10 19 (1.63%) APMP
11 18 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (1.29%) Sun Certification
12 15 (1.29%) ISTQB
13 12 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (0.77%) RHCE
15 9 (0.77%) HNC
15 9 (0.77%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (3.00%) QA
3 27 (2.31%) ISO 9001
4 22 (1.89%) ISO 14001
5 15 (1.29%) SLA
6 5 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.34%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.26%) TickIT
8 3 (0.26%) DO-254
9 2 (0.17%) P3O
9 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.086%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 73 (6.26%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.77%) Samba
6 9 (0.77%) vSphere
7 8 (0.69%) SRDF
8 7 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.51%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.34%) Firmware
12 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.26%) HDFS
13 2 (0.17%) vCloud
14 1 (0.086%) XenApp
14 1 (0.086%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.086%) NFS
14 1 (0.086%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (1.97%) SCCM
2 20 (1.71%) Puppet
3 15 (1.29%) SCOM
4 10 (0.86%) WSUS
5 8 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.69%) NetBackup
5 8 (0.69%) SCOrch
6 7 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.60%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.51%) SCSM
8 4 (0.34%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.26%) OpenView
9 3 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.17%) Nagios
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 122 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 105 (9.00%) Oracle
3 69 (5.91%) Cisco
4 43 (3.68%) VMware
5 35 (3.00%) HP
6 30 (2.57%) Juniper
7 24 (2.06%) Sun
8 21 (1.80%) IBM
9 17 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.37%) CheckPoint
10 16 (1.37%) Luciad
10 16 (1.37%) ArcSight
11 15 (1.29%) McAfee
11 15 (1.29%) Citrix
12 14 (1.20%) Brocade
13 13 (1.11%) SAP
14 12 (1.03%) Dell
15 11 (0.94%) ESRI
16 10 (0.86%) OpenText
16 10 (0.86%) SolarWinds
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