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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 24 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3026 2880 2878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.57% 5.70% 5.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.62% 27.59% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1726 1557
Median daily rate £425 £403 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 152 153
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.88 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-0.99% +107.53%
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
9276 10438 10744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.15% 20.65% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5861 6363 6180
Median daily rate £420 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 506 499
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.67 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +52.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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
London +37 955 £500 +11.11% 60
South East -1 737 £400 -2.43% 100
South West +2 458 £410 +9.33% 55
North East +11 253 £340 +7.08% 9
West Midlands +12 217 £400 -5.88% 17
North West -2 210 £480 +20.00% 15
East Midlands -19 85 £375 -2.28% 6
East of England -22 75 £388 -3.12% 8
Yorkshire -15 52 £425 -10.52% 10
Midlands -3 1 £500 - 1
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 6092 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1130 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1049 (17.22%) Linux
4 1015 (16.66%) Windows
5 922 (15.13%) Microsoft
6 840 (13.79%) Oracle
7 802 (13.16%) ITIL
8 724 (11.88%) VMware
9 595 (9.77%) Cisco
10 579 (9.50%) Java
10 579 (9.50%) Migration
11 559 (9.18%) Active Directory
12 558 (9.16%) DevOps
13 547 (8.98%) SQL
14 545 (8.95%) Firewall
15 539 (8.85%) Project Management
16 522 (8.57%) Finance
17 492 (8.08%) DV Cleared
18 485 (7.96%) Unix
19 471 (7.73%) Scrum
20 456 (7.49%) Service Management
21 419 (6.88%) Puppet
22 413 (6.78%) Configuration Management
23 410 (6.73%) MS Excel
23 410 (6.73%) Windows Server
24 391 (6.42%) DNS
25 389 (6.39%) Jenkins
26 388 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
27 384 (6.30%) Docker
28 371 (6.09%) LAN

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
1 281 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 230 (3.78%) Apache
3 225 (3.69%) Confluence
4 165 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
5 124 (2.04%) MS Exchange
6 103 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 90 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 85 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 81 (1.33%) OpenStack
10 79 (1.30%) Skype for Business
11 72 (1.18%) JBoss
12 68 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 67 (1.10%) nginx
14 63 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 51 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
16 50 (0.82%) WebSphere
17 49 (0.80%) IIS
18 47 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
19 31 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
20 28 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 410 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 316 (5.19%) MS Office
3 150 (2.46%) MS Project
4 97 (1.59%) HipChat
5 92 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 88 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
7 23 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.16%) Simulink
9 10 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.082%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.066%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.049%) Revit
12 3 (0.049%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.033%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.033%) Pixelmator
13 2 (0.033%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.033%) Windchill
14 1 (0.016%) PTC Creo
14 1 (0.016%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 103 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 85 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 65 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 44 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
5 38 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 35 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
7 29 (0.48%) Primavera
7 29 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
8 15 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
9 14 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
10 13 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
11 12 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
11 12 (0.20%) SAP HR
12 10 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
12 10 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
13 9 (0.15%) SAP CO
14 8 (0.13%) Maximo
15 7 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
15 7 (0.11%) SAP FI
15 7 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 348 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (3.64%) Office 365
3 197 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 108 (1.77%) IaaS
5 94 (1.54%) PaaS
6 92 (1.51%) GitHub
7 56 (0.92%) SaaS
8 33 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 29 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (0.46%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (0.30%) G Suite
12 15 (0.25%) OneDrive
13 14 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (0.21%) Trello
15 12 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (0.20%) Route 53
16 11 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 545 (8.95%) Firewall
2 391 (6.42%) DNS
3 371 (6.09%) LAN
4 325 (5.33%) WAN
5 303 (4.97%) TCP/IP
6 202 (3.32%) VPN
7 194 (3.18%) DHCP
8 190 (3.12%) Network Security
9 172 (2.82%) SAN
10 136 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
11 130 (2.13%) SSH
12 112 (1.84%) VoIP
13 111 (1.82%) Wireless
14 109 (1.79%) HTTP
14 109 (1.79%) SSL
15 108 (1.77%) OpenLDAP
16 101 (1.66%) LDAP
16 101 (1.66%) OpenVPN
17 100 (1.64%) Internet
18 98 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 327 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
3 237 (3.89%) Oracle Database
4 234 (3.84%) Hadoop
5 134 (2.20%) MySQL
6 108 (1.77%) Big Data
7 102 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 101 (1.66%) Relational Database
9 86 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 82 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 65 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
12 60 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
13 52 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
14 50 (0.82%) DB2
15 48 (0.79%) NoSQL
15 48 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 48 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 47 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 45 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
18 41 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 389 (6.39%) Jenkins
2 363 (5.96%) Git (software)
3 353 (5.79%) JIRA
4 154 (2.53%) Maven
5 149 (2.45%) JUnit
6 130 (2.13%) Ant
7 125 (2.05%) Bitbucket
8 112 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 109 (1.79%) SonarQube
10 108 (1.77%) JIRA Agile
11 98 (1.61%) Liquibase
12 86 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 82 (1.35%) Subversion
14 78 (1.28%) Selenium
15 67 (1.10%) Visual Studio
16 62 (1.02%) Cucumber
17 54 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
18 44 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
19 41 (0.67%) Artifactory
19 41 (0.67%) MSI
General
1 522 (8.57%) Finance
2 196 (3.22%) Telecoms
3 145 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 89 (1.46%) Military
5 70 (1.15%) Electronics
5 70 (1.15%) Marketing
6 56 (0.92%) Law
7 51 (0.84%) Aerospace
8 50 (0.82%) Legal
9 29 (0.48%) Retail
10 28 (0.46%) Publishing
11 18 (0.30%) Advertising
11 18 (0.30%) Banking
12 17 (0.28%) Back Office
13 10 (0.16%) Billing
14 8 (0.13%) Local Government
15 6 (0.098%) Automotive
15 6 (0.098%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.066%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.049%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 780 (12.80%) Architect
2 765 (12.56%) Developer
3 532 (8.73%) Analyst
4 521 (8.55%) Consultant
5 326 (5.35%) Project Manager
6 256 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 256 (4.20%) Network Engineer
7 182 (2.99%) Java Developer
8 164 (2.69%) Support Engineer
9 155 (2.54%) Business Analyst
10 143 (2.35%) Administrator
11 137 (2.25%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 127 (2.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 116 (1.90%) Security Architect
14 113 (1.85%) Technical Architect
15 108 (1.77%) Infrastructure Architect
16 99 (1.63%) DBA
17 95 (1.56%) Solutions Architect
18 93 (1.53%) Network Architect
19 91 (1.49%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (4.61%) HTML
2 242 (3.97%) CSS
3 238 (3.91%) .NET
4 228 (3.74%) Web Services
5 183 (3.00%) XML
6 164 (2.69%) ELK Stack
7 161 (2.64%) AngularJS
8 139 (2.28%) HTML5
9 131 (2.15%) REST
9 131 (2.15%) Spring
10 114 (1.87%) jQuery
11 113 (1.85%) MCollective
12 112 (1.84%) Software Packaging
13 107 (1.76%) Node.js
14 104 (1.71%) CSS3
15 97 (1.59%) Middleware
16 88 (1.44%) Ajax
16 88 (1.44%) ASP.NET
17 79 (1.30%) RESTful
18 62 (1.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 320 (5.25%) Data Centre
2 302 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 252 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 96 (1.58%) CESG
5 89 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 86 (1.41%) PKI
7 74 (1.21%) Replication
7 74 (1.21%) User Experience
8 57 (0.94%) Clustering
9 52 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
10 51 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 50 (0.82%) Visualisation
12 45 (0.74%) Private Cloud
13 44 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 41 (0.67%) Blackberry
15 40 (0.66%) CMDB
15 40 (0.66%) Public Cloud
16 38 (0.62%) Mainframe
17 36 (0.59%) Driving Licence
18 33 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1049 (17.22%) Linux
2 1015 (16.66%) Windows
3 485 (7.96%) Unix
4 410 (6.73%) Windows Server
5 262 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 214 (3.51%) CentOS
7 182 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 166 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 137 (2.25%) Solaris
10 123 (2.02%) AIX
10 123 (2.02%) Windows 7
11 119 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 83 (1.36%) Windows 10
13 64 (1.05%) Ubuntu
14 63 (1.03%) CoreOS
15 55 (0.90%) Android
16 48 (0.79%) HPUX
17 46 (0.76%) Apple iOS
18 39 (0.64%) RancherOS
19 37 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1130 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
2 802 (13.16%) ITIL
3 579 (9.50%) Migration
4 558 (9.16%) DevOps
5 539 (8.85%) Project Management
6 471 (7.73%) Scrum
7 456 (7.49%) Service Management
8 413 (6.78%) Configuration Management
9 348 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
10 312 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 293 (4.81%) PRINCE2
12 255 (4.19%) Change Management
13 227 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
14 218 (3.58%) Open Source
15 214 (3.51%) Service Delivery
16 213 (3.50%) Software Engineering
17 206 (3.38%) Continuous Delivery
18 203 (3.33%) Risk Management
19 191 (3.14%) Cybersecurity
20 189 (3.10%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 579 (9.50%) Java
2 547 (8.98%) SQL
3 337 (5.53%) JavaScript
4 242 (3.97%) C#
4 242 (3.97%) Shell Script
5 236 (3.87%) C
6 221 (3.63%) Ruby
7 210 (3.45%) Python
8 194 (3.18%) PowerShell
9 161 (2.64%) C++
10 136 (2.23%) Perl
11 112 (1.84%) Bash Shell
12 96 (1.58%) PHP
13 94 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 89 (1.46%) VB
15 73 (1.20%) Scala
16 72 (1.18%) Go
17 58 (0.95%) VBScript
18 46 (0.76%) T-SQL
19 31 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6092 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 492 (8.08%) DV Cleared
3 312 (5.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 306 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
5 240 (3.94%) Degree
6 200 (3.28%) CCNP
7 158 (2.59%) CCNA
8 153 (2.51%) CISSP
9 125 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 118 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
11 88 (1.44%) BC Cleared
12 87 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
13 84 (1.38%) ISEB
14 59 (0.97%) CISM
14 59 (0.97%) MCSE
15 57 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 56 (0.92%) CLAS
17 51 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
18 46 (0.76%) PMP
19 43 (0.71%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (2.74%) SLA
2 137 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 115 (1.89%) QA
4 108 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 61 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 48 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 48 (0.79%) RMADS
7 38 (0.62%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 23 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
11 11 (0.18%) COBIT
11 11 (0.18%) Def Stans
12 9 (0.15%) ISO 9000
13 6 (0.098%) DO-178B
13 6 (0.098%) GCP
13 6 (0.098%) GPG13
13 6 (0.098%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.082%) ARP4754
14 5 (0.082%) DO-254
System Software
1 559 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 388 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 384 (6.30%) Docker
4 149 (2.45%) vCloud
5 110 (1.81%) vSphere
6 108 (1.77%) Squid
7 100 (1.64%) Postfix
8 98 (1.61%) Hyper-V
9 86 (1.41%) XenApp
10 76 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
11 53 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 47 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
13 44 (0.72%) etcd
14 43 (0.71%) flannel
15 41 (0.67%) Firmware
15 41 (0.67%) XenDesktop
16 35 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
17 25 (0.41%) HDFS
17 25 (0.41%) XenServer
18 24 (0.39%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 419 (6.88%) Puppet
2 266 (4.37%) Ansible
3 228 (3.74%) Kubernetes
4 194 (3.18%) ZABBIX
5 169 (2.77%) Terraform
6 161 (2.64%) SCCM
7 156 (2.56%) logstash
8 139 (2.28%) Kibana
9 127 (2.08%) Rancher
10 74 (1.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 73 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
12 64 (1.05%) SCOM
13 58 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 55 (0.90%) Tivoli
15 53 (0.87%) Consul
16 48 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
17 44 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 42 (0.69%) HAProxy
18 42 (0.69%) Nessus
19 39 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 922 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 840 (13.79%) Oracle
3 724 (11.88%) VMware
4 595 (9.77%) Cisco
5 325 (5.33%) HP
6 222 (3.64%) Juniper
7 218 (3.58%) Red Hat
8 167 (2.74%) CheckPoint
8 167 (2.74%) Citrix
9 156 (2.56%) SAP
10 155 (2.54%) IBM
11 136 (2.23%) Atlassian
12 117 (1.92%) EMC
13 107 (1.76%) F5
14 105 (1.72%) Intel Security
14 105 (1.72%) Sonatype
15 85 (1.40%) CA
16 73 (1.20%) ServiceNow
17 70 (1.15%) Remedy
18 64 (1.05%) Palo Alto
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £390 per day 15 week initial
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £420 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £480 per day 4 months contract
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 2 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £62 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £416 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
LA International
Rate: £100 - £101 per day + Expense allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £401 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
onezeero.
Rate: Market Rate and Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17 - £18 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17 - £18 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
New Malden, Surrey
Networkers
Rate: £47.00 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: Yesterday