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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 30 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2752 2396 2147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.83% 5.20% 4.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.46% 25.63% 24.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1693 1199 1064
Average daily rate £413 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 120 75
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.23 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.06% +6.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £14.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £49.55 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
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
10022 9350 8593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.24% 20.29% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6263 5473 4720
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 435 397
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +2 885 £400 +6.66% 98
London +30 734 £469 +4.13% 87
South West 0 375 £385 -2.53% 75
North West +1 235 £400 +17.64% 23
West Midlands -9 132 £425 +59.33% 43
East of England +17 108 £363 -9.48% 21
Yorkshire +42 105 £450 +21.62% 9
North East 0 95 £349 -1.49% 7
East Midlands +7 85 £385 -3.75% 8
Midlands -9 3 £500 +47.05% 1
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5591 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 975 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
3 830 (14.85%) Windows
4 781 (13.97%) Oracle
5 753 (13.47%) Microsoft
6 698 (12.48%) Linux
7 691 (12.36%) Java
8 631 (11.29%) ITIL
9 596 (10.66%) SQL
10 586 (10.48%) DV Cleared
11 584 (10.45%) Project Management
12 536 (9.59%) Unix
13 494 (8.84%) Finance
14 448 (8.01%) Cisco
15 427 (7.64%) VMware
16 423 (7.57%) Migration
17 389 (6.96%) MS Excel
18 383 (6.85%) PRINCE2
19 351 (6.28%) Active Directory
20 340 (6.08%) Firewall
21 338 (6.05%) HP
22 325 (5.81%) Configuration Management
23 322 (5.76%) SQL Server
24 303 (5.42%) Scrum
25 301 (5.38%) .NET
26 295 (5.28%) SharePoint
27 294 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
28 291 (5.20%) DevOps
29 284 (5.08%) JavaScript
30 273 (4.88%) Windows Server

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 295 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 132 (2.36%) JBoss
3 120 (2.15%) MS Exchange
4 113 (2.02%) Confluence
5 92 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 80 (1.43%) WebSphere
7 76 (1.36%) IIS
8 70 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 68 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 61 (1.09%) Apache
11 59 (1.06%) Node.js
12 51 (0.91%) Lync
13 49 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
13 49 (0.88%) Tomcat
14 44 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
15 37 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 35 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
17 31 (0.55%) SAS
18 28 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 26 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 389 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 220 (3.93%) MS Office
3 197 (3.52%) MS Project
4 101 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 64 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (0.41%) PaintShop Pro
7 22 (0.39%) HipChat
8 8 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.072%) Windchill
11 3 (0.054%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.054%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.054%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.054%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.036%) ArcView
12 2 (0.036%) InDesign
12 2 (0.036%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 130 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 99 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 59 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 47 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
5 36 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 34 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
7 28 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
8 27 (0.48%) SAP HR
9 25 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
10 21 (0.38%) SAP PM
11 19 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
11 19 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
12 18 (0.32%) SAP HCM
13 16 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
13 16 (0.29%) SAP MM
14 14 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
14 14 (0.25%) Primavera
15 13 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 13 (0.23%) SAP SRM
16 12 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 85 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (1.40%) Office 365
3 55 (0.98%) IaaS
4 44 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (0.73%) PaaS
6 23 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.27%) GitHub
8 10 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.18%) SaaS
8 10 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.13%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.089%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.072%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.054%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.054%) Symantec.cloud
12 3 (0.054%) Trello
13 2 (0.036%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.036%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 340 (6.08%) Firewall
2 267 (4.78%) LAN
3 233 (4.17%) WAN
4 139 (2.49%) DNS
5 136 (2.43%) SAN
6 128 (2.29%) TCP/IP
7 126 (2.25%) VPN
8 92 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
8 92 (1.65%) Network Security
8 92 (1.65%) SSL
9 81 (1.45%) DHCP
9 81 (1.45%) Internet
10 75 (1.34%) HTTP
11 69 (1.23%) Wireless
12 68 (1.22%) BGP
13 66 (1.18%) IPsec
13 66 (1.18%) MPLS
14 64 (1.14%) LDAP
14 64 (1.14%) VoIP
15 53 (0.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 196 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 123 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 121 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
5 115 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
6 101 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 101 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 78 (1.40%) MySQL
8 76 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
9 74 (1.32%) Hadoop
10 62 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 61 (1.09%) MongoDB
11 61 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
12 55 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
13 52 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
14 48 (0.86%) Big Data
15 47 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 45 (0.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 42 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
18 40 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 256 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 248 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 183 (3.27%) Maven
4 160 (2.86%) JIRA
5 120 (2.15%) Selenium
6 106 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 92 (1.65%) Cucumber
7 92 (1.65%) Visual Studio
8 81 (1.45%) Subversion
9 73 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
10 65 (1.16%) JUnit
11 64 (1.14%) Eclipse
11 64 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
12 61 (1.09%) SoapUI
13 55 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
14 50 (0.89%) ClearCase
14 50 (0.89%) HP UFT
15 40 (0.72%) SonarQube
16 38 (0.68%) IntelliJ
17 37 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 494 (8.84%) Finance
2 149 (2.66%) Military
3 132 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 94 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 84 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 57 (1.02%) Law
7 49 (0.88%) Banking
8 35 (0.63%) Electronics
8 35 (0.63%) Legal
9 23 (0.41%) Marketing
10 20 (0.36%) Publishing
11 19 (0.34%) Billing
11 19 (0.34%) Retail
12 13 (0.23%) Advertising
13 9 (0.16%) Back Office
14 7 (0.13%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.11%) Games
16 5 (0.089%) Local Government
17 4 (0.072%) Avionics
17 4 (0.072%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 796 (14.24%) Developer
2 671 (12.00%) Architect
3 542 (9.69%) Consultant
4 527 (9.43%) Analyst
5 412 (7.37%) Project Manager
6 240 (4.29%) Java Developer
7 205 (3.67%) Network Engineer
8 168 (3.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 150 (2.68%) Support Engineer
10 148 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
10 148 (2.65%) Test Analyst
11 139 (2.49%) Tester
12 131 (2.34%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 128 (2.29%) Designer
14 116 (2.07%) Technical Architect
15 115 (2.06%) DevOps Engineer
16 110 (1.97%) Administrator
17 107 (1.91%) Business Analyst
17 107 (1.91%) Software Engineer
18 104 (1.86%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (5.38%) .NET
2 258 (4.61%) HTML
3 247 (4.42%) XML
4 224 (4.01%) Web Services
5 154 (2.75%) CSS
6 132 (2.36%) SOAP
7 127 (2.27%) ASP.NET
8 124 (2.22%) Middleware
9 111 (1.99%) Spring
10 78 (1.40%) J2EE
11 77 (1.38%) REST
12 75 (1.34%) RESTful
13 72 (1.29%) jQuery
14 68 (1.22%) JSON
15 67 (1.20%) HTML5
16 59 (1.06%) Apache Camel
17 58 (1.04%) AngularJS
18 56 (1.00%) Java EE
19 50 (0.89%) Ajax
19 50 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 294 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 209 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 99 (1.77%) User Experience
5 80 (1.43%) PKI
6 61 (1.09%) CESG
7 54 (0.97%) Replication
8 47 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 46 (0.82%) Visualisation
10 35 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 34 (0.61%) Blackberry
11 34 (0.61%) Clustering
11 34 (0.61%) Mobile App
11 34 (0.61%) Statistics
12 33 (0.59%) Driving Licence
13 32 (0.57%) Biometrics
14 30 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
15 29 (0.52%) Public Cloud
16 28 (0.50%) PMI
17 25 (0.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 830 (14.85%) Windows
2 698 (12.48%) Linux
3 536 (9.59%) Unix
4 273 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 233 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 164 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 144 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 142 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 131 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 118 (2.11%) CentOS
11 111 (1.99%) Solaris
12 96 (1.72%) AIX
13 88 (1.57%) Windows XP
14 86 (1.54%) Ubuntu
15 44 (0.79%) HPUX
16 34 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
17 23 (0.41%) Apple iOS
18 22 (0.39%) Android
18 22 (0.39%) Windows 8
19 20 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 975 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
2 631 (11.29%) ITIL
3 584 (10.45%) Project Management
4 423 (7.57%) Migration
5 383 (6.85%) PRINCE2
6 325 (5.81%) Configuration Management
7 303 (5.42%) Scrum
8 291 (5.20%) DevOps
9 244 (4.36%) Service Management
10 238 (4.26%) Service Delivery
11 231 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 222 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
13 213 (3.81%) Change Management
14 212 (3.79%) Test Scripting
15 204 (3.65%) Software Engineering
16 192 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
17 174 (3.11%) CRM
18 167 (2.99%) UML
19 163 (2.92%) Risk Management
20 160 (2.86%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 691 (12.36%) Java
2 596 (10.66%) SQL
3 284 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 250 (4.47%) C
5 243 (4.35%) C++
6 239 (4.27%) C#
7 180 (3.22%) PL/SQL
8 150 (2.68%) Python
9 143 (2.56%) Ruby
10 116 (2.07%) PowerShell
11 113 (2.02%) Perl
12 87 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 86 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 56 (1.00%) VB
15 54 (0.97%) Groovy
16 45 (0.80%) VBScript
17 39 (0.70%) PHP
18 38 (0.68%) VB.NET
19 32 (0.57%) VBA
20 30 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5591 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 586 (10.48%) DV Cleared
3 242 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
4 228 (4.08%) Degree
5 133 (2.38%) CCNP
6 132 (2.36%) CCNA
7 108 (1.93%) CISSP
8 95 (1.70%) ISTQB
9 91 (1.63%) ISEB
9 91 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 89 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 73 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
12 72 (1.29%) PMI Certification
13 59 (1.06%) APMP
14 57 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
15 56 (1.00%) CLAS
15 56 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 55 (0.98%) BC Cleared
17 53 (0.95%) CESG Certified Professional
18 52 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (2.45%) SLA
2 127 (2.27%) QA
3 76 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 48 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 42 (0.75%) ISO 9001
7 35 (0.63%) JSP 440
8 31 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 25 (0.45%) RMADS
10 23 (0.41%) ISO 14001
11 13 (0.23%) Def Stans
12 10 (0.18%) DO-254
13 9 (0.16%) IEC 61508
14 7 (0.13%) DO-178B
14 7 (0.13%) JTAG
14 7 (0.13%) PCI DSS
15 6 (0.11%) COBIT
15 6 (0.11%) ISO20022
16 5 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 5 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 351 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 264 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 63 (1.13%) Docker
5 41 (0.73%) vSphere
6 38 (0.68%) XenApp
7 32 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.43%) VMware ESX
9 23 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (0.39%) Firmware
11 19 (0.34%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.30%) NFS
13 15 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 14 (0.25%) UAG
15 12 (0.21%) Veritas File System
15 12 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 11 (0.20%) BitLocker
17 10 (0.18%) Samba
18 7 (0.13%) ISA Server
18 7 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 233 (4.17%) Puppet
2 109 (1.95%) SCCM
3 104 (1.86%) Ansible
4 76 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
5 67 (1.20%) ZABBIX
6 46 (0.82%) logstash
7 44 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 30 (0.54%) Kibana
9 28 (0.50%) Uchiwa
10 27 (0.48%) Grafana
10 27 (0.48%) NetBackup
10 27 (0.48%) SCOM
11 23 (0.41%) WSUS
12 22 (0.39%) Salt
13 21 (0.38%) yum
14 18 (0.32%) Bareos
15 16 (0.29%) Kubernetes
16 14 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
16 14 (0.25%) Piwik
17 13 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 781 (13.97%) Oracle
2 753 (13.47%) Microsoft
3 448 (8.01%) Cisco
4 427 (7.64%) VMware
5 338 (6.05%) HP
6 230 (4.11%) SAP
7 185 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 153 (2.74%) Citrix
9 146 (2.61%) Juniper
10 133 (2.38%) IBM
11 106 (1.90%) CheckPoint
12 69 (1.23%) EMC
13 63 (1.13%) F5
13 63 (1.13%) Remedy
14 60 (1.07%) Atlassian
15 48 (0.86%) Informatica
16 46 (0.82%) BMC
17 42 (0.75%) Palo Alto
18 40 (0.72%) NetApp
19 37 (0.66%) McAfee
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reco Ltd
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dome Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Romsey, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dome Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £296 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Rate: Up to £625 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £720 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Yoh
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
LA International
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago