The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 12 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 49 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 11.84% 6.61% 7.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.04% 31.58% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +24.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £316 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £472 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £346 £358
% change year-on-year
+12.63% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £18.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+69.44% -17.24%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
96 76 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.19% 20.94% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 60 41
Average daily rate £420 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +154.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £27.16 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the Southampton region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Southampton region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 64 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 21 (32.81%) Linux
4 20 (31.25%) Windows
5 19 (29.69%) MS Excel
6 17 (26.56%) HTML
6 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
7 16 (25.00%) Oracle
7 16 (25.00%) HP
7 16 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
7 16 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 15 (23.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
9 14 (21.88%) .NET
9 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET
10 13 (20.31%) Cisco
10 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (17.19%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (15.63%) UNIX
13 10 (15.63%) ISEB
13 10 (15.63%) JSP
13 10 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (14.06%) Security Testing
14 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
14 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
14 9 (14.06%) MCITP
14 9 (14.06%) Oracle EBS
15 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
15 8 (12.50%) Active Directory

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing SC 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 SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.69%) JBoss
5 2 (3.13%) IIS
6 1 (1.56%) Apache
6 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (29.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) InfoPath
2 4 (6.25%) MS Office
3 3 (4.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.94%) SAN
3 6 (9.38%) Internet
4 5 (7.81%) WAN
4 5 (7.81%) LAN
5 4 (6.25%) Firewall
5 4 (6.25%) Intranet
6 3 (4.69%) LDAP
6 3 (4.69%) SMTP
6 3 (4.69%) FTP
6 3 (4.69%) HTTP
6 3 (4.69%) DNS
6 3 (4.69%) SSL
6 3 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.69%) IPsec
6 3 (4.69%) tcpdump
6 3 (4.69%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.13%) Wireless
7 2 (3.13%) Extranet
7 2 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.94%) MySQL
2 7 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.56%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.56%) MSI
2 1 (1.56%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.56%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (6.25%) Marketing
2 3 (4.69%) Electronics
3 2 (3.13%) Finance
4 1 (1.56%) Military
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Developer
2 8 (12.50%) Analyst
2 8 (12.50%) Test Specialist
3 7 (10.94%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Operations Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Resource Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Software Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Data Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) HTML
2 14 (21.88%) .NET
2 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET
3 10 (15.63%) JSP
4 8 (12.50%) Web Services
5 7 (10.94%) SOAP
5 7 (10.94%) EJB
5 7 (10.94%) J2EE
6 4 (6.25%) jQuery
6 4 (6.25%) HTML5
6 4 (6.25%) XHTML
6 4 (6.25%) CSS
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (1.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) PKI
1 3 (4.69%) CESG
1 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.13%) Physics
2 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.13%) User Experience
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Linux
2 20 (31.25%) Windows
3 10 (15.63%) UNIX
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.69%) Solaris
7 2 (3.13%) Android
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.06%) Security Testing
4 8 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 7 (10.94%) UML
5 7 (10.94%) Scrum
5 7 (10.94%) Project Management
6 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 6 (9.38%) SOA
7 5 (7.81%) Process Management
7 5 (7.81%) Time Management
8 4 (6.25%) Line Management
8 4 (6.25%) Content Management
9 3 (4.69%) Computer Forensics
9 3 (4.69%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.69%) Migration
9 3 (4.69%) Workflow
9 3 (4.69%) SIEM
9 3 (4.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
2 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.50%) Java
4 6 (9.38%) VBA
5 5 (7.81%) C#
5 5 (7.81%) SQL
6 2 (3.13%) VB
6 2 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
7 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (23.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (17.19%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (15.63%) ISEB
6 10 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (14.06%) MCITP
8 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.13%) Degree
9 2 (3.13%) CCNA
10 1 (1.56%) HNC
10 1 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.69%) Snort
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) SCOM
2 2 (3.13%) WMI
3 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.00%) Oracle
2 16 (25.00%) HP
3 13 (20.31%) Cisco
4 6 (9.38%) Citrix
5 4 (6.25%) Telerik
6 3 (4.69%) Sourcefire
6 3 (4.69%) VMware
6 3 (4.69%) LogRhythm
7 2 (3.13%) Nintex
7 2 (3.13%) Lumension
7 2 (3.13%) Apple
7 2 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (1.56%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.56%) Embarcadero
8 1 (1.56%) ESRI
8 1 (1.56%) Veeam