The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 29 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3024 2764 2596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.10% 5.24% 4.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.81% 26.50% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1818 1623 1417
Median daily rate £415 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £282 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 141 130
Median hourly rate £34.75 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.10% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +47.72%
SC Cleared
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10145 10430 10379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.45% 19.77% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6286 6337 5807
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 487 431
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in England

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in England

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in England

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in England

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +33 1018 £475 +6.98% 53
South East -3 721 £413 +3.12% 71
South West 0 340 £375 -1.96% 36
North East +13 294 £320 - 15
West Midlands +8 242 £381 +11.31% 22
North West -6 184 £425 +2.40% 25
East Midlands -8 81 £375 -3.22% 3
Yorkshire -5 68 £438 -5.40% 4
East of England 0 65 £413 -8.33% 8
Midlands -5 2 - -
South Coast - 1 £450 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 6431 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1118 (17.38%) Windows
3 1106 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
4 1085 (16.87%) Linux
5 1033 (16.06%) Microsoft
6 915 (14.23%) Oracle
7 899 (13.98%) ITIL
8 703 (10.93%) SQL
9 692 (10.76%) Java
10 685 (10.65%) Migration
11 647 (10.06%) Active Directory
12 641 (9.97%) Project Management
13 634 (9.86%) VMware
14 584 (9.08%) Unix
15 564 (8.77%) Cisco
16 518 (8.05%) Firewall
17 512 (7.96%) Windows Server
18 511 (7.95%) DevOps
19 503 (7.82%) Finance
20 465 (7.23%) DV Cleared
21 449 (6.98%) HP
22 442 (6.87%) MS Excel
23 431 (6.70%) SQL Server
24 405 (6.30%) Configuration Management
25 397 (6.17%) Service Management
26 380 (5.91%) Scrum
26 380 (5.91%) Puppet
27 378 (5.88%) Jenkins
28 376 (5.85%) DNS
29 365 (5.68%) SharePoint

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 365 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 218 (3.39%) Apache
3 209 (3.25%) Confluence
4 184 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 147 (2.29%) WebLogic
6 134 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 116 (1.80%) IIS
8 108 (1.68%) JBoss
9 101 (1.57%) Skype for Business
10 97 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 96 (1.49%) Tomcat
12 89 (1.38%) OpenStack
13 82 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 80 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
15 72 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
16 66 (1.03%) nginx
17 61 (0.95%) WebSphere
18 48 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
19 27 (0.42%) Apache Spark
20 26 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 442 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 317 (4.93%) MS Office
3 112 (1.74%) MS Project
4 83 (1.29%) HipChat
5 75 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 74 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 22 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.14%) SPSS
10 5 (0.078%) Simulink
10 5 (0.078%) Windchill
11 4 (0.062%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.047%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.031%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.031%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.031%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.016%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 133 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 112 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 50 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
4 34 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 33 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
6 32 (0.50%) Primavera
7 27 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
7 27 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
8 25 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
9 20 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 14 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
11 10 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
12 9 (0.14%) Maximo
13 7 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
13 7 (0.11%) Teamcenter
14 6 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
14 6 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
15 5 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 5 (0.078%) SAP CO
15 5 (0.078%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 263 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (3.14%) Office 365
3 163 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 109 (1.69%) GitHub
5 63 (0.98%) IaaS
6 49 (0.76%) SaaS
7 42 (0.65%) PaaS
8 37 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 19 (0.30%) Google Apps
11 14 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.20%) Trello
13 11 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.14%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.062%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.062%) Route 53
17 3 (0.047%) Google App Engine
17 3 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 518 (8.05%) Firewall
2 376 (5.85%) DNS
3 286 (4.45%) TCP/IP
4 284 (4.42%) LAN
5 279 (4.34%) WAN
6 239 (3.72%) DHCP
7 213 (3.31%) SAN
8 154 (2.39%) Network Security
9 133 (2.07%) VPN
10 118 (1.83%) Wireless
11 113 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
12 107 (1.66%) HTTP
13 105 (1.63%) SSH
14 101 (1.57%) Internet
15 100 (1.55%) SSL
16 95 (1.48%) LDAP
17 89 (1.38%) OpenLDAP
18 86 (1.34%) VoIP
19 82 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
19 82 (1.28%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 262 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
3 241 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 208 (3.23%) Hadoop
5 116 (1.80%) MySQL
6 114 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 112 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 111 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
9 101 (1.57%) MongoDB
10 99 (1.54%) Big Data
11 85 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
12 81 (1.26%) DB2
13 78 (1.21%) NoSQL
14 75 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
15 67 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
16 62 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 60 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
18 56 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
19 55 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
20 52 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 378 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 357 (5.55%) Git (software)
3 319 (4.96%) JIRA
4 157 (2.44%) Maven
5 134 (2.08%) JUnit
6 127 (1.97%) Ant
7 116 (1.80%) Selenium
8 114 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 113 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
9 113 (1.76%) Subversion
10 105 (1.63%) Bitbucket
11 104 (1.62%) JIRA Agile
12 90 (1.40%) SonarQube
13 79 (1.23%) Liquibase
14 67 (1.04%) Visual Studio
15 64 (1.00%) Artifactory
15 64 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
16 53 (0.82%) Eclipse
16 53 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
17 51 (0.79%) GitLab
General
1 503 (7.82%) Finance
2 158 (2.46%) Telecoms
3 107 (1.66%) Manufacturing
4 95 (1.48%) Military
5 58 (0.90%) Law
6 50 (0.78%) Legal
7 44 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 27 (0.42%) Publishing
9 25 (0.39%) Electronics
9 25 (0.39%) Marketing
9 25 (0.39%) Retail
10 19 (0.30%) Back Office
10 19 (0.30%) Banking
11 17 (0.26%) Billing
12 16 (0.25%) Advertising
13 9 (0.14%) Automotive
14 5 (0.078%) Local Government
15 4 (0.062%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.047%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.047%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 867 (13.48%) Developer
2 839 (13.05%) Architect
3 542 (8.43%) Analyst
4 522 (8.12%) Consultant
5 343 (5.33%) Project Manager
6 243 (3.78%) Network Engineer
7 237 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 221 (3.44%) Support Engineer
9 209 (3.25%) Java Developer
10 155 (2.41%) Administrator
11 143 (2.22%) Business Analyst
12 129 (2.01%) Technical Architect
13 125 (1.94%) Security Architect
14 124 (1.93%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 121 (1.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 116 (1.80%) Tester
17 113 (1.76%) Test Analyst
18 112 (1.74%) Solutions Architect
19 111 (1.73%) DBA
20 105 (1.63%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (4.85%) Web Services
2 285 (4.43%) HTML
3 280 (4.35%) .NET
4 236 (3.67%) CSS
5 214 (3.33%) XML
6 148 (2.30%) REST
7 146 (2.27%) AngularJS
8 145 (2.25%) Spring
9 142 (2.21%) jQuery
10 137 (2.13%) Middleware
11 131 (2.04%) HTML5
12 129 (2.01%) ASP.NET
13 118 (1.83%) ELK Stack
14 108 (1.68%) Node.js
15 100 (1.55%) Ajax
16 98 (1.52%) J2EE
17 94 (1.46%) MCollective
18 88 (1.37%) CSS3
18 88 (1.37%) Software Packaging
19 86 (1.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 318 (4.94%) Data Centre
2 291 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 246 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 152 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 124 (1.93%) PKI
6 100 (1.55%) Clustering
7 95 (1.48%) CESG
8 78 (1.21%) User Experience
9 70 (1.09%) Replication
10 65 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 50 (0.78%) Visualisation
12 46 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 42 (0.65%) Cryptography
13 42 (0.65%) Private Cloud
14 38 (0.59%) Blackberry
14 38 (0.59%) CMDB
15 37 (0.58%) Client/Server
15 37 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
16 32 (0.50%) Virtual Team
17 31 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1118 (17.38%) Windows
2 1085 (16.87%) Linux
3 584 (9.08%) Unix
4 512 (7.96%) Windows Server
5 250 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 250 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 206 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 180 (2.80%) CentOS
8 166 (2.58%) AIX
9 163 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 159 (2.47%) Solaris
11 102 (1.59%) Windows 7
12 67 (1.04%) CoreOS
12 67 (1.04%) Windows 10
13 63 (0.98%) HPUX
14 61 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 51 (0.79%) Windows XP
16 47 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
17 41 (0.64%) Android
18 36 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1106 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
2 899 (13.98%) ITIL
3 685 (10.65%) Migration
4 641 (9.97%) Project Management
5 511 (7.95%) DevOps
6 405 (6.30%) Configuration Management
7 397 (6.17%) Service Management
8 380 (5.91%) Scrum
9 324 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
10 307 (4.77%) Change Management
11 303 (4.71%) PRINCE2
11 303 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 266 (4.14%) Service Delivery
13 236 (3.67%) Open Source
14 203 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
15 200 (3.11%) Risk Management
16 188 (2.92%) Software Engineering
17 185 (2.88%) Mentoring
18 178 (2.77%) Data Migration
19 176 (2.74%) UML
Programming Languages
1 703 (10.93%) SQL
2 692 (10.76%) Java
3 349 (5.43%) JavaScript
4 262 (4.07%) Shell Script
5 257 (4.00%) C#
6 230 (3.58%) C
7 211 (3.28%) Ruby
8 209 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 195 (3.03%) Python
10 169 (2.63%) C++
11 155 (2.41%) Perl
12 145 (2.25%) PL/SQL
13 119 (1.85%) VB
14 96 (1.49%) Bash Shell
15 95 (1.48%) PHP
16 84 (1.31%) Scala
17 74 (1.15%) VBScript
18 73 (1.14%) T-SQL
19 63 (0.98%) Go
20 41 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6431 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 465 (7.23%) DV Cleared
3 348 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 324 (5.04%) Degree
5 311 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 223 (3.47%) CCNP
7 199 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 168 (2.61%) CCNA
9 154 (2.39%) CISSP
10 110 (1.71%) ISEB
11 103 (1.60%) MCSE
12 102 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
13 91 (1.42%) BC Cleared
14 85 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
15 67 (1.04%) ISTQB
16 62 (0.96%) CLAS
17 60 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
18 56 (0.87%) CISM
19 49 (0.76%) MCSA
20 48 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (3.51%) SLA
2 155 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 134 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 132 (2.05%) QA
5 49 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 45 (0.70%) JSP 440
7 42 (0.65%) RMADS
8 31 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 31 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 28 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 25 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
11 15 (0.23%) COBIT
11 15 (0.23%) HL7
12 10 (0.16%) Def Stans
12 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.14%) GPG13
14 8 (0.12%) ISO 9000
15 7 (0.11%) GCP
15 7 (0.11%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.078%) SDET
System Software
1 647 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 333 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 327 (5.08%) Docker
4 123 (1.91%) XenApp
5 112 (1.74%) vCloud
6 98 (1.52%) Hyper-V
7 90 (1.40%) vSphere
8 85 (1.32%) Postfix
8 85 (1.32%) Squid
9 83 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 83 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
10 73 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 63 (0.98%) etcd
11 63 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
12 62 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
13 60 (0.93%) flannel
14 51 (0.79%) XenServer
15 34 (0.53%) Firmware
16 29 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
17 28 (0.44%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 380 (5.91%) Puppet
2 240 (3.73%) Ansible
3 191 (2.97%) Kubernetes
4 170 (2.64%) SCCM
5 148 (2.30%) logstash
6 139 (2.16%) ZABBIX
7 120 (1.87%) Kibana
8 103 (1.60%) Rancher
9 99 (1.54%) Terraform
10 76 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 74 (1.15%) Tivoli
12 72 (1.12%) SCOM
13 60 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 57 (0.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 57 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
15 49 (0.76%) HAProxy
16 46 (0.72%) NetBackup
17 43 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
17 43 (0.67%) MOM
18 42 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1033 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 915 (14.23%) Oracle
3 634 (9.86%) VMware
4 564 (8.77%) Cisco
5 449 (6.98%) HP
6 295 (4.59%) Citrix
7 234 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 230 (3.58%) Juniper
9 191 (2.97%) IBM
10 151 (2.35%) CheckPoint
11 144 (2.24%) Atlassian
12 137 (2.13%) SAP
13 124 (1.93%) EMC
14 111 (1.73%) F5
15 105 (1.63%) CA
16 90 (1.40%) ServiceNow
17 89 (1.38%) Sonatype
18 86 (1.34%) Intel Security
19 82 (1.28%) BMC
20 77 (1.20%) Remedy
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