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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 4 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 553 585 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.73% 19.60% 17.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.93% 63.52% 61.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 349 194
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£400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 22
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +21.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £27.05 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £25.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+23.60% +14.94%
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
865 921 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.73% 30.85% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 598 338
Average daily rate £390 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 52 29
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +26.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 0 194 £425 +13.33% 22
Wiltshire +5 127 £353 +8.46% 14
Bristol +12 90 £380 +1.33% 13
Somerset -4 69 £355 +5.18% 5
Devon 0 44 £396 +11.61% 3
Dorset -4 7 £305 -35.78% 2
Cornwall +4 3 £250 +122.22%
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 700 (59.27%) SC Cleared
2 379 (32.09%) DV Cleared
3 275 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
4 180 (15.24%) Java
5 155 (13.12%) ITIL
6 147 (12.45%) SQL
7 132 (11.18%) Windows
8 131 (11.09%) Oracle
9 123 (10.41%) PRINCE2
9 123 (10.41%) Project Management
10 120 (10.16%) C
11 107 (9.06%) Finance
12 106 (8.98%) Microsoft
13 100 (8.47%) Scrum
14 98 (8.30%) Linux
15 93 (7.87%) Web Services
16 81 (6.86%) Management Information System
17 78 (6.60%) Active Directory
18 76 (6.44%) UML
18 76 (6.44%) Python
19 74 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
20 73 (6.18%) HTML
21 72 (6.10%) C++
21 72 (6.10%) Risk Management
22 71 (6.01%) .NET
22 71 (6.01%) UNIX
23 70 (5.93%) Cisco
24 69 (5.84%) SQL Server
25 65 (5.50%) JavaScript
26 63 (5.33%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 35 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 19 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (1.44%) JBoss
5 16 (1.35%) Apache
5 16 (1.35%) CMS
6 13 (1.10%) Lync
7 12 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.02%) IIS
8 11 (0.93%) K2 blackpearl
8 11 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.42%) Node.js
13 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 58 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.37%) MS Project
3 27 (2.29%) MS Office
4 17 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.19%) Fireworks
5 14 (1.19%) Photoshop
5 14 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.17%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (1.95%) Summit
2 18 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.25%) assyst
7 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.085%) Maximo
8 1 (0.085%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.02%) Office 365
2 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.25%) GitHub
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.66%) LAN
2 54 (4.57%) WAN
2 54 (4.57%) TCP/IP
3 47 (3.98%) Firewall
4 37 (3.13%) DNS
5 24 (2.03%) Network Security
6 23 (1.95%) DHCP
7 18 (1.52%) HTTP
8 15 (1.27%) VoIP
9 13 (1.10%) SSL
9 13 (1.10%) SDH
9 13 (1.10%) SAN
10 12 (1.02%) VPN
10 12 (1.02%) Wireshark
11 11 (0.93%) OSPF
11 11 (0.93%) BGP
12 10 (0.85%) 3G
12 10 (0.85%) Ethernet
12 10 (0.85%) 2G
12 10 (0.85%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.32%) Oracle Database
3 34 (2.88%) MongoDB
4 23 (1.95%) MySQL
5 21 (1.78%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.02%) Oracle9i Database
10 12 (1.02%) MS Access
10 12 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.85%) Big Data
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 32 (2.71%) ClearCase
1 32 (2.71%) Subversion
2 28 (2.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 27 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.12%) JIRA
5 22 (1.86%) Oracle APEX
6 21 (1.78%) Maven
7 20 (1.69%) Ant
8 19 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
9 18 (1.52%) Apache Ivy
10 16 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (1.27%) SoapUI
12 13 (1.10%) Visual Studio
13 12 (1.02%) LoadRunner
14 9 (0.76%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.68%) JUnit
15 8 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
16 7 (0.59%) Eclipse
17 6 (0.51%) PeopleTools
17 6 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 107 (9.06%) Finance
2 37 (3.13%) Military
3 28 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.27%) Retail
6 12 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.76%) Back Office
8 6 (0.51%) Electronics
8 6 (0.51%) Law
8 6 (0.51%) Avionics
9 4 (0.34%) Marketing
10 3 (0.25%) Billing
10 3 (0.25%) Legal
10 3 (0.25%) Publishing
11 2 (0.17%) Local Government
11 2 (0.17%) Banking
12 1 (0.085%) Games
Job Titles
1 254 (21.51%) Developer
2 103 (8.72%) Architect
3 91 (7.71%) Analyst
4 83 (7.03%) Java Developer
5 79 (6.69%) Project Manager
6 71 (6.01%) Consultant
7 52 (4.40%) Designer
8 41 (3.47%) .NET Developer
9 40 (3.39%) Software Engineer
10 39 (3.30%) Business Analyst
11 38 (3.22%) Administrator
12 37 (3.13%) DBA
13 35 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
14 31 (2.62%) Service Manager
15 27 (2.29%) Network Engineer
16 24 (2.03%) SQL Developer
17 23 (1.95%) Oracle DBA
18 22 (1.86%) C++ Developer
18 22 (1.86%) Linux Engineer
19 19 (1.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (7.87%) Web Services
2 73 (6.18%) HTML
3 71 (6.01%) .NET
4 62 (5.25%) CSS
5 56 (4.74%) J2EE
6 47 (3.98%) XML
7 40 (3.39%) .NET Framework
8 37 (3.13%) HTML5
8 37 (3.13%) CSS3
9 33 (2.79%) ASP.NET
10 29 (2.46%) Spring
11 28 (2.37%) Hibernate
12 22 (1.86%) Apache Camel
13 20 (1.69%) Middleware
14 19 (1.61%) JSF
14 19 (1.61%) Entity Framework
14 19 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (1.52%) WPF
16 17 (1.44%) EJB
16 17 (1.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.86%) Management Information System
2 74 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.13%) User Experience
5 18 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.19%) GIS
8 13 (1.10%) CESG
9 11 (0.93%) Replication
10 10 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
10 10 (0.85%) Statistics
11 8 (0.68%) RMADS
11 8 (0.68%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.59%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.59%) VHDL
13 6 (0.51%) Cryptography
13 6 (0.51%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.42%) Clustering
14 5 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 132 (11.18%) Windows
2 98 (8.30%) Linux
3 71 (6.01%) UNIX
4 37 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (2.12%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.86%) Solaris
8 19 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.85%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.34%) Android
11 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
12 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.25%) CentOS
13 2 (0.17%) AIX
14 1 (0.085%) VMS
14 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (13.12%) ITIL
3 123 (10.41%) PRINCE2
3 123 (10.41%) Project Management
4 100 (8.47%) Scrum
5 76 (6.44%) UML
6 72 (6.10%) Risk Management
7 62 (5.25%) Software Engineering
8 61 (5.17%) Service Management
9 58 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (4.06%) Change Control
11 47 (3.98%) Mentoring
12 44 (3.73%) Configuration Management
12 44 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (3.64%) OO
13 43 (3.64%) Service Delivery
13 43 (3.64%) Unit Testing
14 42 (3.56%) Information Security
15 40 (3.39%) Migration
16 38 (3.22%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 180 (15.24%) Java
2 147 (12.45%) SQL
3 120 (10.16%) C
4 76 (6.44%) Python
5 72 (6.10%) C++
6 65 (5.50%) JavaScript
7 62 (5.25%) C#
8 49 (4.15%) Perl
9 46 (3.90%) PL/SQL
10 37 (3.13%) Ruby
11 28 (2.37%) Shell Script
11 28 (2.37%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.52%) PHP
13 17 (1.44%) Lua
14 16 (1.35%) PowerShell
15 13 (1.10%) VB
16 12 (1.02%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.93%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.51%) MATLAB
19 5 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 700 (59.27%) SC Cleared
2 379 (32.09%) DV Cleared
3 44 (3.73%) Degree
4 39 (3.30%) ISEB
5 32 (2.71%) CISSP
6 29 (2.46%) APMP
7 27 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 15 (1.27%) CCNP
9 15 (1.27%) CCNA
10 14 (1.19%) Sun Certification
10 14 (1.19%) BC Cleared
11 13 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (1.02%) RHCE
13 11 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.93%) CISM
13 11 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.85%) OCPJP
15 8 (0.68%) PMP
15 8 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (2.62%) ISO 9001
3 24 (2.03%) ISO 14001
4 21 (1.78%) QA
5 20 (1.69%) SLA
6 16 (1.35%) ISO 9000
7 9 (0.76%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.34%) DO-254
9 3 (0.25%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.25%) COBIT
9 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) P3O
10 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.085%) TickIT
System Software
1 78 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.02%) Samba
5 11 (0.93%) vSphere
6 9 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.42%) Firmware
10 4 (0.34%) XenApp
11 3 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.25%) HDFS
11 3 (0.25%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.085%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.085%) Xen
13 1 (0.085%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (1.52%) SCCM
2 11 (0.93%) SCOM
2 11 (0.93%) Puppet
3 8 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.51%) SCVMM
5 6 (0.51%) WSUS
6 5 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.25%) OpenView
7 3 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.25%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.25%) SCSM
8 2 (0.17%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.085%) Nessus
Vendors
1 131 (11.09%) Oracle
2 106 (8.98%) Microsoft
3 70 (5.93%) Cisco
4 52 (4.40%) VMware
5 32 (2.71%) Juniper
6 30 (2.54%) Sun
7 28 (2.37%) HP
8 21 (1.78%) McAfee
9 20 (1.69%) Citrix
10 18 (1.52%) CheckPoint
11 14 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.19%) SAP
11 14 (1.19%) Luciad
12 9 (0.76%) CA
13 8 (0.68%) SolarWinds
13 8 (0.68%) ArcSight
14 6 (0.51%) Tandberg
14 6 (0.51%) Infoblox
14 6 (0.51%) Google
14 6 (0.51%) TOWER Software
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £30 - £37 per hour + depending on experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £41.24 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
ITecopeople
Rate: £375 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Templecombe, Somerset
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: Up to £55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £13.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago