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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 37 31 46
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2313 2514 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.70% 5.24% 4.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.84% 27.06% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1312 1349 912
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 132 81
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.35 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.18 £43.68 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -6.97%
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
9313 9292 7751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.93% 19.37% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5383 5509 4181
Average daily rate £394 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 477 435
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
South East -1 902 £375 +7.14% 106
London +4 523 £413 -2.94% 52
South West -3 301 £400 +14.28% 33
North West -8 188 £415 +4.53% 23
East Midlands +13 95 £425 -3.40% 5
West Midlands -26 83 £405 +14.08% 10
East of England +9 81 £381 -4.68% 20
North East -7 70 £324 +23.42% 2
Yorkshire -14 49 £355 +18.33% 5
Midlands -5 6 £550 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4830 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1085 (22.46%) Windows
3 919 (19.03%) Microsoft
4 708 (14.66%) ITIL
5 640 (13.25%) Linux
6 635 (13.15%) Oracle
7 630 (13.04%) SQL
8 507 (10.50%) DV Cleared
9 501 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
10 499 (10.33%) Project Management
11 462 (9.57%) Java
12 447 (9.25%) Active Directory
13 446 (9.23%) MS Excel
14 444 (9.19%) VMware
15 438 (9.07%) HP
16 433 (8.96%) Cisco
16 433 (8.96%) Finance
17 424 (8.78%) UNIX
18 369 (7.64%) Migration
19 333 (6.89%) SQL Server
20 327 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
21 313 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
22 309 (6.40%) Service Management
23 303 (6.27%) MS Office
24 299 (6.19%) HTML
25 287 (5.94%) .NET
26 286 (5.92%) PRINCE2
27 266 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
28 265 (5.49%) Firewall
29 261 (5.40%) Windows 7

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 240 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 158 (3.27%) MS Exchange
3 107 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 86 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 78 (1.61%) JBoss
6 69 (1.43%) Apache
7 57 (1.18%) IIS
8 55 (1.14%) WebSphere
9 51 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 49 (1.01%) Lync
11 43 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 39 (0.81%) CMS
12 39 (0.81%) Tomcat
13 36 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
13 36 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
14 31 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
15 29 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
16 28 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
17 26 (0.54%) Confluence
18 21 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 446 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 303 (6.27%) MS Office
3 158 (3.27%) MS Project
4 94 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 60 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.25%) Fireworks
9 10 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
9 10 (0.21%) PaintShop Pro
10 8 (0.17%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.12%) Simulink
12 5 (0.10%) SPSS
12 5 (0.10%) PowerPivot
13 4 (0.083%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.041%) Windchill
14 2 (0.041%) PTC Creo
15 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.021%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 168 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
2 112 (2.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 54 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
4 48 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 32 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
6 23 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 22 (0.46%) Summit
8 20 (0.41%) Primavera
9 14 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
9 14 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
10 13 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
10 13 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 12 (0.25%) Teamcenter
12 11 (0.23%) SAP ERP
12 11 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
13 10 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
13 10 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
13 10 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
14 8 (0.17%) TRIRIGA
14 8 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 51 (1.06%) PaaS
2 43 (0.89%) Office 365
3 32 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (0.46%) GitHub
6 19 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (0.39%) IaaS
7 12 (0.25%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 11 (0.23%) SaaS
9 7 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.12%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.083%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.021%) Boomi
14 1 (0.021%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.021%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 265 (5.49%) Firewall
2 195 (4.04%) LAN
3 192 (3.98%) WAN
4 159 (3.29%) DNS
5 148 (3.06%) SAN
6 134 (2.77%) TCP/IP
7 112 (2.32%) VPN
8 109 (2.26%) DHCP
9 107 (2.22%) Internet
10 103 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (1.68%) Network Security
12 67 (1.39%) SSL
13 63 (1.30%) MPLS
14 55 (1.14%) OSPF
15 53 (1.10%) LDAP
16 48 (0.99%) HTTP
17 43 (0.89%) IPsec
18 39 (0.81%) BGP
19 36 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
20 32 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 151 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 101 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
4 83 (1.72%) MySQL
5 72 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 66 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 60 (1.24%) Relational Database
9 57 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 50 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 38 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
12 37 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (0.77%) NoSQL
13 36 (0.75%) MS Access
14 33 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 28 (0.58%) Big Data
16 28 (0.58%) Hadoop
17 26 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
18 23 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 96 (1.99%) Jenkins
2 85 (1.76%) JIRA
3 81 (1.68%) Subversion
4 80 (1.66%) Git (software)
5 78 (1.61%) ClearCase
6 71 (1.47%) Maven
7 67 (1.39%) Ant
8 52 (1.08%) Visual Studio
9 47 (0.97%) Selenium
10 46 (0.95%) Eclipse
11 45 (0.93%) JUnit
12 43 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
13 41 (0.85%) LoadRunner
13 41 (0.85%) MSI
14 38 (0.79%) GoogleTest
15 37 (0.77%) NUnit
15 37 (0.77%) ClearQuest
16 34 (0.70%) CppUnit
17 32 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
17 32 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
General
1 433 (8.96%) Finance
2 178 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 90 (1.86%) Military
4 80 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 41 (0.85%) Law
5 41 (0.85%) Legal
6 27 (0.56%) Publishing
7 24 (0.50%) Local Government
8 21 (0.43%) Electronics
9 19 (0.39%) Marketing
10 18 (0.37%) Banking
10 18 (0.37%) Retail
11 16 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 13 (0.27%) Back Office
13 12 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.25%) Billing
14 10 (0.21%) Avionics
15 6 (0.12%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.062%) Advertising
16 3 (0.062%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 683 (14.14%) Developer
2 458 (9.48%) Analyst
3 411 (8.51%) Architect
4 389 (8.05%) Consultant
5 335 (6.94%) Project Manager
6 154 (3.19%) Java Developer
7 138 (2.86%) Network Engineer
8 136 (2.82%) Support Engineer
9 128 (2.65%) Software Engineer
10 107 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 106 (2.19%) Test Analyst
12 102 (2.11%) Service Manager
13 101 (2.09%) Administrator
14 94 (1.95%) Solutions Architect
15 92 (1.90%) Technical Architect
16 88 (1.82%) DBA
17 87 (1.80%) Systems Engineer
18 85 (1.76%) Business Analyst
19 81 (1.68%) .NET Developer
20 75 (1.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (6.19%) HTML
2 287 (5.94%) .NET
3 240 (4.97%) XML
4 157 (3.25%) JSP
5 154 (3.19%) ASP.NET
6 149 (3.08%) Web Services
7 139 (2.88%) CSS
8 117 (2.42%) J2EE
9 103 (2.13%) HTML5
10 88 (1.82%) Middleware
11 85 (1.76%) Spring
12 67 (1.39%) SOAP
13 64 (1.33%) CSS3
14 62 (1.28%) Ajax
15 59 (1.22%) jQuery
16 52 (1.08%) Hibernate
16 52 (1.08%) Application Packaging
17 47 (0.97%) .NET Framework
18 44 (0.91%) Apache Camel
19 34 (0.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 327 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 208 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 109 (2.26%) Open Source
4 86 (1.78%) PKI
5 50 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 48 (0.99%) CESG
7 47 (0.97%) User Experience
8 42 (0.87%) Blackberry
8 42 (0.87%) Clustering
9 39 (0.81%) Visualisation
10 33 (0.68%) Economics
11 27 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (0.54%) RMADS
13 25 (0.52%) Replication
14 24 (0.50%) CMDB
14 24 (0.50%) Cryptography
14 24 (0.50%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.48%) CESG CLAS
15 23 (0.48%) Statistics
16 20 (0.41%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1085 (22.46%) Windows
2 640 (13.25%) Linux
3 424 (8.78%) UNIX
4 313 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 261 (5.40%) Windows 7
6 199 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 168 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 124 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 120 (2.48%) Solaris
10 115 (2.38%) Windows XP
11 50 (1.04%) Ubuntu
12 49 (1.01%) CentOS
13 29 (0.60%) AIX
14 28 (0.58%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.46%) Android
15 22 (0.46%) VMS
16 18 (0.37%) Apple iOS
16 18 (0.37%) HPUX
17 10 (0.21%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (14.66%) ITIL
2 501 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
3 499 (10.33%) Project Management
4 369 (7.64%) Migration
5 309 (6.40%) Service Management
6 286 (5.92%) PRINCE2
7 258 (5.34%) Configuration Management
8 208 (4.31%) Service Delivery
9 196 (4.06%) Change Management
10 195 (4.04%) Software Engineering
11 185 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 175 (3.62%) UML
13 168 (3.48%) Incident Management
14 165 (3.42%) CRM
14 165 (3.42%) Scrum
15 162 (3.35%) Risk Management
16 152 (3.15%) Test Scripting
17 145 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
18 132 (2.73%) Unit Testing
19 129 (2.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 630 (13.04%) SQL
2 462 (9.57%) Java
3 258 (5.34%) JavaScript
4 213 (4.41%) C
5 201 (4.16%) C#
6 175 (3.62%) PL/SQL
7 168 (3.48%) PowerShell
8 163 (3.37%) C++
9 122 (2.53%) Python
10 121 (2.51%) Shell Script
11 69 (1.43%) Perl
12 66 (1.37%) VB
13 65 (1.35%) Bash Shell
14 59 (1.22%) VBScript
15 56 (1.16%) VBA
16 50 (1.04%) Ruby
17 37 (0.77%) PHP
18 31 (0.64%) VB.NET
19 18 (0.37%) T-SQL
20 14 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4830 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 507 (10.50%) DV Cleared
3 211 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
4 205 (4.24%) Degree
5 158 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 138 (2.86%) ISTQB
7 116 (2.40%) CCNP
8 114 (2.36%) ISEB
9 98 (2.03%) CCNA
10 91 (1.88%) CISSP
11 79 (1.64%) MCITP
12 75 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 67 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 65 (1.35%) MCSE
15 62 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
16 54 (1.12%) MCP
17 50 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 50 (1.04%) APMP
18 48 (0.99%) MCSA
18 48 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (3.71%) SLA
2 94 (1.95%) QA
3 78 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 30 (0.62%) JSP 440
6 20 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.41%) ISO 14001
7 13 (0.27%) ISO 9000
8 12 (0.25%) DO-178B
9 11 (0.23%) COBIT
10 9 (0.19%) DO-254
11 7 (0.14%) IEC 61508
12 5 (0.10%) BS15000
12 5 (0.10%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.10%) ARP4761
12 5 (0.10%) ARP4754
13 4 (0.083%) TickIT
14 3 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.062%) P3O
15 2 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 447 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 266 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 69 (1.43%) vSphere
5 58 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 53 (1.10%) XenApp
7 45 (0.93%) VMware ESX
8 33 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (0.50%) Samba
11 22 (0.46%) XenDesktop
12 15 (0.31%) Firmware
12 15 (0.31%) vCloud
13 11 (0.23%) XenServer
14 9 (0.19%) NFS
15 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.17%) Sendmail
15 8 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.14%) UAG
17 6 (0.12%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 124 (2.57%) SCCM
2 105 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
3 88 (1.82%) Puppet
4 65 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 56 (1.16%) SCOM
6 43 (0.89%) OVSD
6 43 (0.89%) OpenView
7 33 (0.68%) Ansible
8 31 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
9 30 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 27 (0.56%) WSUS
12 23 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
13 21 (0.43%) Tivoli
13 21 (0.43%) Backup Exec
14 19 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 15 (0.31%) NetBackup
16 14 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
16 14 (0.29%) SCVMM
17 13 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 919 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 635 (13.15%) Oracle
3 444 (9.19%) VMware
4 438 (9.07%) HP
5 433 (8.96%) Cisco
6 204 (4.22%) Citrix
7 159 (3.29%) Juniper
8 143 (2.96%) Red Hat
9 131 (2.71%) SAP
10 130 (2.69%) CheckPoint
11 104 (2.15%) McAfee
12 93 (1.93%) IBM
13 84 (1.74%) NetApp
14 83 (1.72%) F5
15 56 (1.16%) Remedy
16 54 (1.12%) Greenplum
17 52 (1.08%) Informatica
17 52 (1.08%) Symantec
18 50 (1.04%) Tableau
19 42 (0.87%) BMC
Crawley, West Sussex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £300 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £25 - £26 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Stott & May
Rate: £650 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago