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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 35 34 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +22
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2602 2414 1623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.90% 4.80% 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.63% 25.72% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 1291 818
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £362 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 110 103
Average hourly rate £30.26 £21.12 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.31% +5.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £13.05 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+69.31% +5.57%
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
10154 9384 8450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.11% 18.65% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6152 5396 4705
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 386 436
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 961 £400 +6.66% 100
London -5 589 £439 -0.28% 82
South West -2 358 £375 -5.66% 51
North West +3 266 £420 +20.00% 34
West Midlands -1 115 £356 +22.84% 13
North East -6 109 £310 -11.55% 5
East of England -30 77 £438 +16.66% 20
East Midlands -12 68 £391 +18.48% 12
Yorkshire -25 59 £406 +32.11% 25
Midlands -11 1 £600 +71.42%
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4823 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 938 (19.45%) Windows
3 811 (16.82%) Microsoft
4 670 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 588 (12.19%) Oracle
6 577 (11.96%) Java
7 570 (11.82%) ITIL
8 565 (11.71%) Linux
9 550 (11.40%) SQL
10 483 (10.01%) DV Cleared
11 472 (9.79%) Project Management
12 426 (8.83%) HP
13 415 (8.60%) Migration
14 403 (8.36%) Finance
14 403 (8.36%) Cisco
15 395 (8.19%) MS Excel
16 384 (7.96%) VMware
17 356 (7.38%) UNIX
18 350 (7.26%) Active Directory
19 318 (6.59%) PRINCE2
20 316 (6.55%) HTML
21 296 (6.14%) Firewall
22 285 (5.91%) SQL Server
23 270 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
24 269 (5.58%) JavaScript
25 264 (5.47%) MS Office
26 256 (5.31%) SharePoint
27 250 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
28 245 (5.08%) XML
29 236 (4.89%) Data Centre

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 256 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 131 (2.72%) MS Exchange
3 119 (2.47%) JBoss
4 106 (2.20%) Apache
5 81 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 79 (1.64%) IIS
6 79 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 75 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 70 (1.45%) Confluence
9 63 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 58 (1.20%) Lync
11 49 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
12 43 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 40 (0.83%) SAS
14 30 (0.62%) CMS
15 29 (0.60%) Node.js
16 26 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
16 26 (0.54%) nginx
16 26 (0.54%) Drupal
17 25 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 395 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 264 (5.47%) MS Office
3 159 (3.30%) MS Project
4 104 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 81 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
8 8 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.083%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.062%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.041%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.041%) Simulink
12 2 (0.041%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.021%) Revit
13 1 (0.021%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.021%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 85 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
2 78 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 65 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 49 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
5 39 (0.81%) Primavera
6 23 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
7 22 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
9 18 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
10 16 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
11 15 (0.31%) SAP PS
12 14 (0.29%) SAP PP
13 11 (0.23%) Summit
14 10 (0.21%) SAP HR
14 10 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
14 10 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
15 9 (0.19%) Oracle E-Business Tax
15 9 (0.19%) SAP PLM
16 8 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (1.20%) Office 365
2 33 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.54%) GitHub
4 25 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.39%) IaaS
7 16 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.29%) OpenShift
9 12 (0.25%) SaaS
10 11 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.23%) Google App Engine
11 8 (0.17%) PaaS
11 8 (0.17%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.10%) HP Helion
14 2 (0.041%) Taleo
15 1 (0.021%) Boomi
15 1 (0.021%) Symantec.cloud
15 1 (0.021%) IBM PureFlex
15 1 (0.021%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 296 (6.14%) Firewall
2 230 (4.77%) LAN
3 216 (4.48%) WAN
4 162 (3.36%) DNS
5 161 (3.34%) TCP/IP
6 146 (3.03%) SAN
7 107 (2.22%) DHCP
8 104 (2.16%) VPN
9 101 (2.09%) Internet
10 92 (1.91%) Network Security
11 78 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
11 78 (1.62%) HTTP
12 70 (1.45%) SSL
13 68 (1.41%) MPLS
14 63 (1.31%) IPsec
15 60 (1.24%) OSPF
16 55 (1.14%) BGP
16 55 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
17 54 (1.12%) LDAP
18 43 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 153 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 120 (2.49%) MySQL
4 92 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
5 89 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 88 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 77 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
8 72 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
9 66 (1.37%) Relational Database
10 65 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 52 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 49 (1.02%) Hadoop
13 39 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 36 (0.75%) NoSQL
15 33 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 33 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
16 32 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
16 32 (0.66%) HBase
17 28 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
18 27 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 119 (2.47%) Jenkins
2 118 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 103 (2.14%) JIRA
4 92 (1.91%) Maven
5 76 (1.58%) Selenium
6 71 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 65 (1.35%) Subversion
8 64 (1.33%) Cucumber
9 63 (1.31%) SoapUI
10 60 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
11 57 (1.18%) Visual Studio
12 53 (1.10%) Eclipse
13 45 (0.93%) MSI
14 42 (0.87%) JUnit
14 42 (0.87%) LoadRunner
15 40 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
16 38 (0.79%) HP UFT
17 32 (0.66%) ClearCase
17 32 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
18 30 (0.62%) IntelliJ
General
1 403 (8.36%) Finance
2 184 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 138 (2.86%) Military
4 89 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 42 (0.87%) Law
6 39 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 30 (0.62%) Legal
8 20 (0.41%) Banking
9 19 (0.39%) Electronics
9 19 (0.39%) Billing
10 18 (0.37%) Local Government
10 18 (0.37%) Marketing
11 15 (0.31%) Publishing
12 13 (0.27%) Retail
13 11 (0.23%) Back Office
14 10 (0.21%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.21%) Avionics
15 5 (0.10%) Games
16 3 (0.062%) Advertising
16 3 (0.062%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 687 (14.24%) Developer
2 585 (12.13%) Analyst
3 436 (9.04%) Architect
4 386 (8.00%) Consultant
5 370 (7.67%) Project Manager
6 223 (4.62%) Java Developer
7 177 (3.67%) Test Analyst
8 176 (3.65%) Network Engineer
9 134 (2.78%) Business Analyst
10 133 (2.76%) Support Engineer
11 122 (2.53%) Software Engineer
12 117 (2.43%) Test Manager
13 107 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
14 105 (2.18%) Technical Architect
15 88 (1.82%) Systems Engineer
16 86 (1.78%) Administrator
17 84 (1.74%) Tester
17 84 (1.74%) Designer
18 75 (1.56%) Service Manager
19 69 (1.43%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (6.55%) HTML
2 245 (5.08%) XML
3 222 (4.60%) .NET
4 166 (3.44%) CSS
5 159 (3.30%) Web Services
6 129 (2.67%) SOAP
7 127 (2.63%) Spring
8 126 (2.61%) JSP
9 111 (2.30%) J2EE
10 109 (2.26%) HTML5
11 96 (1.99%) ASP.NET
12 93 (1.93%) Apache Camel
13 84 (1.74%) Middleware
14 83 (1.72%) jQuery
15 82 (1.70%) Ajax
16 65 (1.35%) JSON
17 61 (1.26%) REST
18 56 (1.16%) XML Messaging
19 54 (1.12%) RESTful
20 52 (1.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 270 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (4.89%) Data Centre
3 193 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 67 (1.39%) PKI
5 65 (1.35%) User Experience
6 48 (1.00%) Replication
7 44 (0.91%) Clustering
8 43 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (0.83%) Blackberry
9 40 (0.83%) CESG
10 33 (0.68%) Economics
10 33 (0.68%) Computer Science
11 32 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 30 (0.62%) Statistics
13 27 (0.56%) Visualisation
14 25 (0.52%) Data Integration
15 24 (0.50%) RMADS
16 20 (0.41%) Mainframe
17 19 (0.39%) N-Tier
18 17 (0.35%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 938 (19.45%) Windows
2 565 (11.71%) Linux
3 356 (7.38%) UNIX
4 196 (4.06%) Windows 7
5 186 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 154 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 124 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 111 (2.30%) Windows XP
9 93 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 88 (1.82%) Solaris
11 84 (1.74%) CentOS
12 67 (1.39%) Ubuntu
13 31 (0.64%) AIX
14 22 (0.46%) Android
15 19 (0.39%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.37%) HPUX
17 16 (0.33%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
20 7 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
2 570 (11.82%) ITIL
3 472 (9.79%) Project Management
4 415 (8.60%) Migration
5 318 (6.59%) PRINCE2
6 250 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 226 (4.69%) Service Management
8 219 (4.54%) Scrum
9 217 (4.50%) Configuration Management
10 195 (4.04%) Software Engineering
11 177 (3.67%) Service Delivery
12 171 (3.55%) Test Scripting
13 166 (3.44%) UML
14 156 (3.23%) Change Management
15 147 (3.05%) Incident Management
16 140 (2.90%) CRM
17 134 (2.78%) SDLC
18 133 (2.76%) Risk Management
19 130 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
20 129 (2.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 577 (11.96%) Java
2 550 (11.40%) SQL
3 269 (5.58%) JavaScript
4 174 (3.61%) C
5 170 (3.52%) C++
6 168 (3.48%) C#
7 139 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 117 (2.43%) Perl
9 115 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 102 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 100 (2.07%) Python
12 63 (1.31%) VB
13 62 (1.29%) VBScript
14 52 (1.08%) Bash Shell
15 46 (0.95%) PHP
16 45 (0.93%) Ruby
17 32 (0.66%) Groovy
18 31 (0.64%) T-SQL
19 29 (0.60%) VBA
20 20 (0.41%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4823 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 483 (10.01%) DV Cleared
3 199 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 185 (3.84%) Degree
5 143 (2.96%) ISTQB
6 126 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 125 (2.59%) CCNP
8 117 (2.43%) ISEB
9 112 (2.32%) CCNA
10 77 (1.60%) CISSP
11 63 (1.31%) CTC Cleared
12 59 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 59 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
13 57 (1.18%) PMI Certification
14 56 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 55 (1.14%) PMP
16 50 (1.04%) APMP
17 49 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 48 (1.00%) MCSE
19 43 (0.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (3.38%) SLA
2 111 (2.30%) QA
3 63 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.50%) JSP 440
6 19 (0.39%) DO-178B
7 14 (0.29%) IEC 61508
8 11 (0.23%) DO-254
9 9 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.19%) ISO 14001
10 8 (0.17%) P3O
11 7 (0.15%) COBIT
11 7 (0.15%) ARP4754
11 7 (0.15%) ARP4761
12 6 (0.12%) TickIT
13 5 (0.10%) BS25999
14 4 (0.083%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.062%) ISO 9000
16 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 1 (0.021%) GPG13
System Software
1 350 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 234 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 62 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 49 (1.02%) vSphere
6 36 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (0.68%) VMware ESX
8 32 (0.66%) XenApp
9 26 (0.54%) Docker
10 17 (0.35%) vCloud
11 15 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 13 (0.27%) Xen
13 12 (0.25%) NFS
13 12 (0.25%) SRDF
14 11 (0.23%) Squid
14 11 (0.23%) Samba
15 10 (0.21%) Firmware
16 9 (0.19%) Varnish
17 8 (0.17%) iptables
17 8 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 139 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
2 106 (2.20%) SCCM
3 96 (1.99%) Puppet
4 60 (1.24%) SCOM
5 44 (0.91%) Ansible
6 35 (0.73%) OVSD
7 32 (0.66%) ZABBIX
8 31 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 28 (0.58%) NetBackup
10 27 (0.56%) WSUS
11 26 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
12 25 (0.52%) Salt
13 24 (0.50%) logstash
14 22 (0.46%) OpenView
15 21 (0.44%) Kibana
16 16 (0.33%) Rundeck
16 16 (0.33%) Nessus
17 14 (0.29%) SCVMM
18 13 (0.27%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 811 (16.82%) Microsoft
2 588 (12.19%) Oracle
3 426 (8.83%) HP
4 403 (8.36%) Cisco
5 384 (7.96%) VMware
6 177 (3.67%) Juniper
7 151 (3.13%) Citrix
8 149 (3.09%) SAP
9 113 (2.34%) Red Hat
10 107 (2.22%) IBM
11 100 (2.07%) CheckPoint
12 95 (1.97%) F5
13 77 (1.60%) McAfee
14 72 (1.49%) NetApp
15 54 (1.12%) EMC
16 45 (0.93%) Symantec
17 43 (0.89%) Brocade
18 42 (0.87%) Sourcefire
18 42 (0.87%) Greenplum
18 42 (0.87%) Informatica
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.52 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Templeton and Partners
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Good/negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £20 - 25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
LA International
Rate: £40 - £43 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bordon, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £21500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago