The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 37 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2351 1750 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.76% 3.76% 3.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.50% 21.09% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 883 999
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £505 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £366 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.09% -2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 101 153
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.65 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-13.09% -7.69%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9219 8298 9066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.68% 17.81% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5254 4509 4772
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 457 562
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +2 797 £375 +2.73% 108
London +63 541 £425 - 65
South West +1 383 £375 - 48
North West +17 168 £350 -7.28% 17
West Midlands +14 157 £393 +10.17% 11
East of England +30 97 £375 +8.69% 24
East Midlands +20 73 £330 -19.75% 7
North East +5 63 £350 -26.31% 2
Yorkshire 0 38 £425 +102.38% 11
Midlands +12 14 £350 -22.22%
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 5018 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1023 (20.39%) Windows
3 1008 (20.09%) Microsoft
4 800 (15.94%) Oracle
5 623 (12.42%) ITIL
6 603 (12.02%) SQL
7 558 (11.12%) HP
8 486 (9.69%) Project Management
9 458 (9.13%) .NET
10 450 (8.97%) MS Excel
11 444 (8.85%) DV Cleared
12 439 (8.75%) Finance
13 412 (8.21%) UNIX
14 393 (7.83%) Active Directory
15 369 (7.35%) SQL Server
16 368 (7.33%) Linux
17 359 (7.15%) PRINCE2
18 343 (6.84%) SharePoint
19 336 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
20 320 (6.38%) C#
21 319 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
22 312 (6.22%) Cisco
23 308 (6.14%) Java
24 307 (6.12%) VMware
25 299 (5.96%) Windows 7
25 299 (5.96%) ISTQB
26 296 (5.90%) MS Office
27 289 (5.76%) JavaScript
28 280 (5.58%) Citrix
29 278 (5.54%) Service Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 343 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 198 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 84 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 68 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 67 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
6 63 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 62 (1.24%) Apache
7 62 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
8 61 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 53 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
10 50 (1.00%) Lync
11 45 (0.90%) IIS
12 44 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 42 (0.84%) WebSphere
14 41 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
15 36 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 30 (0.60%) Confluence
17 23 (0.46%) Tomcat
18 22 (0.44%) CMS
19 20 (0.40%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 450 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 296 (5.90%) MS Office
3 184 (3.67%) MS Project
4 70 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 59 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.20%) Simulink
8 9 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 7 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
10 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.080%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.060%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.060%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.040%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.040%) SPSS
13 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.040%) Windchill
14 1 (0.020%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 214 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
2 98 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 94 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 70 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
5 40 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
6 39 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
7 32 (0.64%) TRIRIGA
8 31 (0.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 30 (0.60%) Summit
10 24 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
11 23 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
12 22 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
13 21 (0.42%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 16 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
15 15 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
16 14 (0.28%) ResourceLink
17 13 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
18 11 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
19 10 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
20 9 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (0.50%) SaaS
2 25 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
4 14 (0.28%) IaaS
5 9 (0.18%) PaaS
6 2 (0.040%) Office 365
7 1 (0.020%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 212 (4.22%) LAN
2 202 (4.03%) SAN
3 201 (4.01%) Firewall
4 181 (3.61%) DNS
5 161 (3.21%) WAN
6 150 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 117 (2.33%) DHCP
8 96 (1.91%) VPN
9 91 (1.81%) Network Security
10 60 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
10 60 (1.20%) Internet
11 56 (1.12%) SSL
12 55 (1.10%) LDAP
13 49 (0.98%) HTTP
14 45 (0.90%) MPLS
15 43 (0.86%) VLAN
16 42 (0.84%) HTTPS
17 39 (0.78%) NAS
18 36 (0.72%) SMTP
19 35 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 212 (4.22%) Oracle Database
3 139 (2.77%) Oracle Reports
4 99 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 83 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 73 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 72 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 68 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 66 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 66 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 63 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
11 61 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 53 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 50 (1.00%) MySQL
14 44 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (0.60%) DB2
16 26 (0.52%) DTS
17 25 (0.50%) Big Data
17 25 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 23 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 106 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 70 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 59 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 58 (1.16%) LoadRunner
4 58 (1.16%) Jenkins
5 56 (1.12%) MSI
6 53 (1.06%) Selenium
7 51 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
8 44 (0.88%) JIRA
9 38 (0.76%) Subversion
10 33 (0.66%) Git (software)
11 31 (0.62%) JMeter
12 29 (0.58%) Maven
13 28 (0.56%) NUnit
14 26 (0.52%) ClearCase
15 24 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
16 23 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
17 22 (0.44%) JUnit
17 22 (0.44%) Eclipse
18 21 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 439 (8.75%) Finance
2 215 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 135 (2.69%) Military
4 84 (1.67%) Back Office
5 51 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 44 (0.88%) Legal
7 27 (0.54%) Publishing
8 20 (0.40%) Front Office
8 20 (0.40%) Local Government
9 19 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 16 (0.32%) Avionics
11 15 (0.30%) Banking
11 15 (0.30%) Electronics
12 13 (0.26%) Marketing
13 12 (0.24%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.24%) Billing
14 10 (0.20%) Automotive
14 10 (0.20%) Law
14 10 (0.20%) Retail
15 4 (0.080%) Games
Job Titles
1 630 (12.55%) Analyst
2 579 (11.54%) Developer
3 416 (8.29%) Consultant
4 387 (7.71%) Architect
5 349 (6.95%) Project Manager
6 187 (3.73%) Test Analyst
7 169 (3.37%) Support Engineer
8 136 (2.71%) Network Engineer
9 134 (2.67%) Tester
10 125 (2.49%) Business Analyst
11 121 (2.41%) Administrator
12 119 (2.37%) Desktop Support
13 112 (2.23%) DBA
14 111 (2.21%) Test Manager
15 104 (2.07%) Desktop Engineer
16 94 (1.87%) .NET Developer
17 90 (1.79%) Technical Architect
18 86 (1.71%) Solutions Architect
18 86 (1.71%) Support Analyst
19 78 (1.55%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 458 (9.13%) .NET
2 262 (5.22%) ASP.NET
3 255 (5.08%) HTML
4 211 (4.20%) JSP
5 148 (2.95%) XML
6 139 (2.77%) Web Services
7 104 (2.07%) CSS
8 99 (1.97%) Middleware
9 65 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 53 (1.06%) HTML5
11 52 (1.04%) Spring
12 41 (0.82%) CSS3
13 40 (0.80%) REST
14 39 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 36 (0.72%) J2EE
16 32 (0.64%) jQuery
16 32 (0.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 31 (0.62%) WCF
18 28 (0.56%) Application Packaging
19 26 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 182 (3.63%) Management Information System
2 118 (2.35%) Open Source
3 106 (2.11%) Blackberry
4 74 (1.47%) CESG
5 66 (1.32%) Clustering
6 55 (1.10%) CMDB
7 52 (1.04%) PKI
8 48 (0.96%) RMADS
9 46 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 43 (0.86%) Statistics
11 37 (0.74%) GIS
12 35 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
13 34 (0.68%) Replication
14 32 (0.64%) Thin Client
14 32 (0.64%) Fat Client
15 30 (0.60%) Economics
16 25 (0.50%) Data Integration
17 20 (0.40%) Visualisation
18 19 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
19 14 (0.28%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1023 (20.39%) Windows
2 412 (8.21%) UNIX
3 368 (7.33%) Linux
4 336 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 319 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 299 (5.96%) Windows 7
7 245 (4.88%) Windows XP
8 88 (1.75%) Solaris
9 73 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 65 (1.30%) Windows 2000
11 52 (1.04%) Windows Vista
12 46 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (0.62%) AIX
14 29 (0.58%) Windows 8
15 28 (0.56%) CentOS
16 26 (0.52%) Android
17 20 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.34%) HPUX
19 13 (0.26%) Apple iOS
20 7 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (12.42%) ITIL
2 486 (9.69%) Project Management
3 359 (7.15%) PRINCE2
4 278 (5.54%) Service Management
5 274 (5.46%) Migration
6 268 (5.34%) Test Scripting
7 260 (5.18%) CRM
8 237 (4.72%) Service Delivery
9 226 (4.50%) Configuration Management
10 223 (4.44%) Scrum
11 211 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
12 183 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 147 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 144 (2.87%) Change Management
15 138 (2.75%) Risk Management
16 130 (2.59%) Workflow
17 129 (2.57%) Software Engineering
18 122 (2.43%) Test Strategy
19 121 (2.41%) Software Testing
20 118 (2.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 603 (12.02%) SQL
2 320 (6.38%) C#
3 308 (6.14%) Java
4 289 (5.76%) JavaScript
5 190 (3.79%) C
6 140 (2.79%) PL/SQL
7 138 (2.75%) VB
8 113 (2.25%) PowerShell
9 84 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 82 (1.63%) C++
11 81 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 59 (1.18%) PHP
13 57 (1.14%) Python
14 53 (1.06%) VB.NET
14 53 (1.06%) VBA
15 46 (0.92%) Perl
16 43 (0.86%) Ruby
17 40 (0.80%) VBScript
18 21 (0.42%) Bash Shell
19 17 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5018 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 444 (8.85%) DV Cleared
3 299 (5.96%) ISTQB
4 160 (3.19%) Degree
5 155 (3.09%) ISEB
6 152 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 140 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 120 (2.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 104 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 89 (1.77%) CCNA
11 82 (1.63%) CCNP
12 74 (1.47%) MCP
13 69 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
14 67 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 67 (1.34%) MCSE
15 65 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 60 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
17 43 (0.86%) BC Cleared
18 42 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 39 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (4.64%) SLA
2 157 (3.13%) QA
3 54 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (1.08%) JSP 440
4 45 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 31 (0.62%) ISO 14001
6 17 (0.34%) DO-178B
7 16 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.30%) COBIT
9 13 (0.26%) P3O
10 11 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.20%) BS15000
12 5 (0.100%) GPG13
13 4 (0.080%) BS7799
14 2 (0.040%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.040%) BS25999
15 1 (0.020%) WCAG
15 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.020%) GxP
System Software
1 393 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 203 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 96 (1.91%) XenApp
5 83 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 55 (1.10%) vSphere
7 41 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 36 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 32 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
10 31 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (0.62%) NFS
11 28 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 26 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
13 25 (0.50%) Nmap
14 24 (0.48%) XenServer
15 23 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 20 (0.40%) ISA Server
17 14 (0.28%) Sendmail
18 12 (0.24%) vCloud
19 11 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 180 (3.59%) SCCM
2 139 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
3 60 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 41 (0.82%) SCOM
5 34 (0.68%) OpenView
5 34 (0.68%) WSUS
6 31 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 31 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 29 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 28 (0.56%) HP UCMDB
9 27 (0.54%) Data Guard
10 26 (0.52%) Backup Exec
10 26 (0.52%) Nessus
10 26 (0.52%) Puppet
11 23 (0.46%) OVSD
12 22 (0.44%) NetBackup
13 17 (0.34%) SCOrch
13 17 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (0.28%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1008 (20.09%) Microsoft
2 800 (15.94%) Oracle
3 558 (11.12%) HP
4 312 (6.22%) Cisco
5 307 (6.12%) VMware
6 280 (5.58%) Citrix
7 124 (2.47%) SAP
8 102 (2.03%) Red Hat
8 102 (2.03%) McAfee
9 99 (1.97%) CheckPoint
10 91 (1.81%) Juniper
11 83 (1.65%) IBM
12 72 (1.43%) EMC
13 69 (1.38%) CA
14 65 (1.30%) F5
14 65 (1.30%) Remedy
15 56 (1.12%) Dell
16 53 (1.06%) AppSense
17 51 (1.02%) Symantec
18 49 (0.98%) Lumension
Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £800 per day + Excellent/ Negotiable
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £34 to £40 per hour depending on experience
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350.00 per day
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 - £25780 per annum
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TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
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Yorkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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City, London
Senitor Associates
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I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 425 per day + negotiable
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