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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 23 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3474 2385 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.96% 4.62% 4.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.47% 24.07% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2083 1437 1145
Median daily rate £410 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 157 85
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +73.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £55.00 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +108.33%
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
10698 9908 9125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.43% 19.21% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6717 5990 5234
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 486 399
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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
South East 0 943 £403 +0.62% 68
London +58 924 £495 +16.47% 52
North East +10 489 £310 +3.33% 13
South West +3 455 £400 +6.66% 53
West Midlands +29 223 £400 +8.47% 15
North West +1 220 £425 +1.19% 19
East Midlands -1 80 £375 -9.63% 8
East of England +13 76 £400 - 8
Yorkshire +5 58 £400 +17.64% 10
Midlands -10 3 £405 -26.36% 2
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6862 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1219 (17.76%) Windows
3 1123 (16.37%) Linux
4 1091 (15.90%) Microsoft
5 1087 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
6 955 (13.92%) ITIL
7 875 (12.75%) Oracle
8 769 (11.21%) SQL
9 763 (11.12%) Migration
10 745 (10.86%) Java
11 711 (10.36%) Active Directory
12 699 (10.19%) Project Management
13 609 (8.87%) VMware
14 607 (8.85%) Unix
15 596 (8.69%) Cisco
16 564 (8.22%) Windows Server
17 547 (7.97%) DV Cleared
18 538 (7.84%) Firewall
19 530 (7.72%) Finance
20 486 (7.08%) HP
21 469 (6.83%) MS Excel
22 432 (6.30%) SQL Server
23 428 (6.24%) DevOps
24 412 (6.00%) Configuration Management
25 410 (5.97%) SharePoint
26 403 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
27 389 (5.67%) PRINCE2
28 367 (5.35%) Service Management
29 348 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
29 348 (5.07%) Data Centre

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
1 410 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 206 (3.00%) MS Exchange
3 163 (2.38%) Confluence
4 142 (2.07%) WebLogic
5 140 (2.04%) Apache
6 125 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 121 (1.76%) JBoss
8 117 (1.71%) Skype for Business
9 103 (1.50%) IIS
10 84 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 83 (1.21%) OpenStack
11 83 (1.21%) Tomcat
12 80 (1.17%) nginx
13 78 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 78 (1.14%) WebSphere
14 72 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
15 68 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
16 41 (0.60%) SAS
17 37 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
18 26 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 469 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 304 (4.43%) MS Office
3 134 (1.95%) MS Project
4 90 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 33 (0.48%) HipChat
7 15 (0.22%) SPSS
8 12 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.10%) PaintShop Pro
11 5 (0.073%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.073%) Windchill
12 4 (0.058%) UserZoom
13 3 (0.044%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.029%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.029%) GNU Octave
15 1 (0.015%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.015%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
15 1 (0.015%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 134 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 116 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 44 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 43 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 37 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 28 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
7 26 (0.38%) Primavera
8 25 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
9 21 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 15 (0.22%) Maximo
10 15 (0.22%) SAP ERP
11 14 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
12 12 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
13 11 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
14 8 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
15 7 (0.10%) OpenText MBPM
16 6 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 5 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
17 5 (0.073%) SAP CO
17 5 (0.073%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 215 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (2.62%) Office 365
3 158 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 118 (1.72%) GitHub
5 50 (0.73%) SaaS
6 48 (0.70%) IaaS
7 47 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (0.50%) PaaS
9 23 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (0.20%) Google Apps
11 11 (0.16%) Trello
12 9 (0.13%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.10%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.073%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
17 3 (0.044%) Yammer
18 2 (0.029%) Google Analytics
18 2 (0.029%) Google App Engine
19 1 (0.015%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 538 (7.84%) Firewall
2 336 (4.90%) DNS
2 336 (4.90%) WAN
3 299 (4.36%) LAN
4 257 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 245 (3.57%) DHCP
6 230 (3.35%) SAN
7 170 (2.48%) VPN
8 159 (2.32%) Network Security
9 149 (2.17%) Wireless
10 133 (1.94%) BGP
11 131 (1.91%) SSL
12 128 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
13 116 (1.69%) MPLS
14 111 (1.62%) Internet
15 109 (1.59%) IPsec
16 106 (1.54%) VoIP
17 104 (1.52%) OSPF
18 87 (1.27%) HTTP
19 82 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 247 (3.60%) Oracle Database
3 153 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
4 139 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 129 (1.88%) Hadoop
6 110 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 105 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 102 (1.49%) MongoDB
8 102 (1.49%) NoSQL
9 91 (1.33%) MySQL
10 86 (1.25%) Big Data
11 84 (1.22%) DB2
12 82 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
13 81 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
14 67 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 66 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 61 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
16 61 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 49 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
18 47 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 303 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 278 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 237 (3.45%) JIRA
4 133 (1.94%) Maven
5 115 (1.68%) JUnit
5 115 (1.68%) Subversion
6 106 (1.54%) Selenium
7 94 (1.37%) Artifactory
8 85 (1.24%) Ant
8 85 (1.24%) GitLab
8 85 (1.24%) Visual Studio
9 74 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 74 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 64 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
11 63 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
12 53 (0.77%) Bitbucket
13 48 (0.70%) SoapUI
14 47 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
15 44 (0.64%) SonarQube
16 43 (0.63%) Cucumber
General
1 530 (7.72%) Finance
2 174 (2.54%) Telecoms
3 112 (1.63%) Military
4 96 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 58 (0.85%) Legal
6 48 (0.70%) Law
7 34 (0.50%) Publishing
8 32 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 30 (0.44%) Electronics
10 29 (0.42%) Marketing
11 21 (0.31%) Advertising
12 18 (0.26%) Banking
13 16 (0.23%) Back Office
14 14 (0.20%) Billing
15 11 (0.16%) Retail
16 10 (0.15%) Local Government
17 8 (0.12%) Automotive
18 5 (0.073%) Games
19 4 (0.058%) Multimedia
20 3 (0.044%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 952 (13.87%) Architect
2 821 (11.96%) Developer
3 617 (8.99%) Analyst
4 586 (8.54%) Consultant
5 394 (5.74%) Project Manager
6 280 (4.08%) Network Engineer
7 233 (3.40%) Support Engineer
8 206 (3.00%) Java Developer
9 189 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
10 183 (2.67%) Designer
11 169 (2.46%) Business Analyst
12 159 (2.32%) Technical Architect
13 156 (2.27%) Administrator
13 156 (2.27%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 151 (2.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 134 (1.95%) Test Analyst
16 126 (1.84%) Security Architect
17 125 (1.82%) Tester
18 121 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
19 116 (1.69%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (4.44%) Web Services
2 284 (4.14%) .NET
3 262 (3.82%) HTML
4 235 (3.42%) XML
5 222 (3.24%) CSS
6 148 (2.16%) Middleware
7 147 (2.14%) jQuery
8 134 (1.95%) REST
9 119 (1.73%) ASP.NET
10 113 (1.65%) Spring
11 111 (1.62%) SOAP
12 105 (1.53%) J2EE
13 96 (1.40%) Node.js
14 95 (1.38%) HTML5
15 92 (1.34%) AngularJS
16 85 (1.24%) Sensu
17 82 (1.19%) RESTful
18 76 (1.11%) JSON
19 63 (0.92%) Ajax
20 60 (0.87%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 348 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
1 348 (5.07%) Data Centre
2 236 (3.44%) Management Information System
3 164 (2.39%) PKI
4 145 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 114 (1.66%) User Experience
6 111 (1.62%) Clustering
7 101 (1.47%) CESG
8 69 (1.01%) Replication
9 67 (0.98%) Visualisation
10 56 (0.82%) Mobile App
11 55 (0.80%) Mainframe
12 54 (0.79%) Cryptography
13 41 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 41 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 37 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
15 34 (0.50%) Blackberry
15 34 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
15 34 (0.50%) Driving Licence
16 33 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1219 (17.76%) Windows
2 1123 (16.37%) Linux
3 607 (8.85%) Unix
4 564 (8.22%) Windows Server
5 280 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 273 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 262 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 188 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 169 (2.46%) AIX
10 150 (2.19%) Solaris
11 141 (2.05%) CentOS
12 118 (1.72%) Windows 7
13 92 (1.34%) Windows 10
14 91 (1.33%) CoreOS
15 69 (1.01%) Windows XP
16 59 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 57 (0.83%) HPUX
18 47 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
19 44 (0.64%) Windows 8
20 33 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1087 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
2 955 (13.92%) ITIL
3 763 (11.12%) Migration
4 699 (10.19%) Project Management
5 428 (6.24%) DevOps
6 412 (6.00%) Configuration Management
7 389 (5.67%) PRINCE2
8 367 (5.35%) Service Management
9 328 (4.78%) Change Management
10 323 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 308 (4.49%) Service Delivery
12 296 (4.31%) Scrum
13 246 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
14 244 (3.56%) Open Source
15 240 (3.50%) Software Engineering
16 215 (3.13%) Risk Management
17 202 (2.94%) UML
18 199 (2.90%) Mentoring
19 195 (2.84%) Data Migration
20 184 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 769 (11.21%) SQL
2 745 (10.86%) Java
3 346 (5.04%) JavaScript
4 260 (3.79%) PowerShell
5 248 (3.61%) C
6 234 (3.41%) C#
7 232 (3.38%) Ruby
8 209 (3.05%) Shell Script
9 196 (2.86%) Python
10 194 (2.83%) C++
11 172 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 161 (2.35%) Perl
13 115 (1.68%) VB
14 86 (1.25%) Go
15 83 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 77 (1.12%) VBScript
17 74 (1.08%) Scala
18 70 (1.02%) T-SQL
19 58 (0.85%) PHP
20 46 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6862 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 547 (7.97%) DV Cleared
3 403 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
4 341 (4.97%) Degree
5 298 (4.34%) CCNP
6 249 (3.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 198 (2.89%) CCNA
8 186 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 157 (2.29%) CISSP
10 129 (1.88%) ISEB
11 103 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 98 (1.43%) ISTQB
13 89 (1.30%) MCSE
14 86 (1.25%) BC Cleared
15 74 (1.08%) CLAS
16 70 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
17 58 (0.85%) CISM
18 54 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
19 52 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 42 (0.61%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (2.94%) SLA
2 150 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 137 (2.00%) QA
4 133 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 52 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 47 (0.68%) RMADS
7 45 (0.66%) JSP 440
8 34 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 31 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 24 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
11 15 (0.22%) HL7
12 14 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 11 (0.16%) COBIT
14 9 (0.13%) GPG13
15 8 (0.12%) Def Stans
15 8 (0.12%) ISO 14001
15 8 (0.12%) PCI DSS
16 7 (0.10%) GCP
17 6 (0.087%) SDET
18 5 (0.073%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 711 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 340 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (3.60%) Docker
4 128 (1.87%) XenApp
5 126 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 107 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
7 88 (1.28%) vSphere
8 84 (1.22%) etcd
9 82 (1.19%) flannel
10 77 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 76 (1.11%) XenDesktop
12 63 (0.92%) Ceph
12 63 (0.92%) GlusterFS
13 56 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
14 53 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
15 52 (0.76%) XenServer
16 46 (0.67%) vCloud
17 34 (0.50%) Postfix
18 33 (0.48%) Firmware
19 31 (0.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 323 (4.71%) Puppet
2 223 (3.25%) SCCM
3 222 (3.24%) Ansible
4 148 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 127 (1.85%) logstash
6 116 (1.69%) SCOM
7 85 (1.24%) Tivoli
8 79 (1.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 79 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 75 (1.09%) HAProxy
10 73 (1.06%) Graphite
11 67 (0.98%) Kibana
12 66 (0.96%) rkt
13 62 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
13 62 (0.90%) ZABBIX
14 54 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
15 50 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 44 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
16 44 (0.64%) Terraform
17 41 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1091 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 875 (12.75%) Oracle
3 609 (8.87%) VMware
4 596 (8.69%) Cisco
5 486 (7.08%) HP
6 320 (4.66%) Citrix
7 263 (3.83%) Juniper
8 252 (3.67%) Red Hat
9 206 (3.00%) IBM
10 197 (2.87%) CheckPoint
11 152 (2.22%) SAP
12 121 (1.76%) EMC
13 102 (1.49%) Atlassian
14 91 (1.33%) F5
15 87 (1.27%) CA
15 87 (1.27%) Intel Security
16 79 (1.15%) BMC
17 77 (1.12%) Remedy
18 75 (1.09%) ServiceNow
19 69 (1.01%) Palo Alto
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250.00 - £280 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400.00 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £335 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £396.88 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £3325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £42 to £45 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £37 to £39 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £565 per day Rates up to £565/day, 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago