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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 32 31 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2519 2673 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.98% 5.32% 3.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.83% 27.20% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1408 792
Average daily rate
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£400 £374 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 140 91
Average hourly rate £34.00 £18.00 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -28.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.10 £49.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £25.13
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -28.35%
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
9754 9827 7988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.30% 19.54% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5608 5665 4295
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 492 444
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +1 964 £385 +10.00% 111
London -2 546 £413 -2.94% 60
South West -1 365 £400 +14.28% 32
North West -9 228 £389 +3.66% 23
West Midlands -3 131 £413 +65.00% 7
East Midlands +21 93 £425 +12.88% 1
East of England +8 70 £375 -6.25% 22
North East -10 66 £312 +27.14% 4
Yorkshire -22 49 £350 +10.41% 4
Midlands 0 7 £550 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4957 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1088 (21.95%) Windows
3 917 (18.50%) Microsoft
4 773 (15.59%) ITIL
5 673 (13.58%) Oracle
6 648 (13.07%) Linux
7 624 (12.59%) SQL
8 524 (10.57%) DV Cleared
9 514 (10.37%) Project Management
10 485 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
11 477 (9.62%) MS Excel
12 459 (9.26%) UNIX
13 457 (9.22%) HP
14 445 (8.98%) Cisco
15 432 (8.71%) Finance
16 431 (8.69%) Java
17 428 (8.63%) VMware
18 411 (8.29%) Active Directory
19 349 (7.04%) MS Office
19 349 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
20 345 (6.96%) Service Management
21 333 (6.72%) Migration
22 325 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
23 316 (6.37%) SQL Server
24 310 (6.25%) .NET
25 298 (6.01%) PRINCE2
26 282 (5.69%) Windows 7
27 280 (5.65%) Configuration Management
28 274 (5.53%) HTML
29 267 (5.39%) Firewall

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 227 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 155 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 113 (2.28%) WebLogic
4 81 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 70 (1.41%) JBoss
6 61 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 59 (1.19%) Apache
8 52 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 50 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 47 (0.95%) IIS
11 44 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
12 43 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 36 (0.73%) CMS
14 35 (0.71%) Lync
15 30 (0.61%) Tomcat
15 30 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
16 24 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
17 23 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
18 22 (0.44%) OpenStack
19 21 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 477 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 349 (7.04%) MS Office
3 170 (3.43%) MS Project
4 95 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 60 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
8 10 (0.20%) Fireworks
8 10 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
8 10 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.16%) SPSS
9 8 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.12%) Simulink
11 4 (0.081%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.081%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.040%) Windchill
12 2 (0.040%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.020%) Revit
13 1 (0.020%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 203 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
2 127 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 65 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
4 34 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 33 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 33 (0.67%) Summit
6 25 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
7 22 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 20 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
9 15 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
10 14 (0.28%) Primavera
10 14 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
11 13 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
12 12 (0.24%) Teamcenter
12 12 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
12 12 (0.24%) SAP ERP
13 10 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
13 10 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
14 9 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
14 9 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 62 (1.25%) PaaS
2 31 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (0.44%) Office 365
4 19 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (0.34%) IaaS
7 15 (0.30%) GitHub
8 12 (0.24%) SaaS
8 12 (0.24%) Google Apps
9 7 (0.14%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.12%) Google Drive
11 5 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.10%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.081%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.040%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.020%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 267 (5.39%) Firewall
2 190 (3.83%) LAN
3 178 (3.59%) WAN
4 162 (3.27%) DNS
5 143 (2.88%) SAN
6 137 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 120 (2.42%) VPN
8 107 (2.16%) Internet
9 105 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
10 102 (2.06%) DHCP
11 90 (1.82%) Network Security
12 73 (1.47%) SSL
13 55 (1.11%) MPLS
14 54 (1.09%) OSPF
15 53 (1.07%) LDAP
16 48 (0.97%) HTTP
17 41 (0.83%) IPsec
18 36 (0.73%) BGP
19 35 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
19 35 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 166 (3.35%) Oracle Database
3 114 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
4 71 (1.43%) MySQL
5 70 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
6 67 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 60 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 58 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 53 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 48 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 42 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
12 39 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
13 37 (0.75%) MS Access
14 36 (0.73%) NoSQL
14 36 (0.73%) Big Data
15 31 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 30 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
17 26 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
18 25 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
19 23 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 104 (2.10%) Jenkins
2 93 (1.88%) ClearCase
3 87 (1.76%) Subversion
4 81 (1.63%) Git (software)
5 78 (1.57%) Maven
6 73 (1.47%) JIRA
7 69 (1.39%) Ant
8 62 (1.25%) Visual Studio
9 47 (0.95%) Selenium
9 47 (0.95%) LoadRunner
9 47 (0.95%) ClearQuest
10 45 (0.91%) Eclipse
11 43 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
12 42 (0.85%) NUnit
12 42 (0.85%) CppUnit
12 42 (0.85%) GoogleTest
13 40 (0.81%) JUnit
14 38 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
15 33 (0.67%) JMeter
16 31 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 432 (8.71%) Finance
2 204 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 81 (1.63%) Military
4 76 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 33 (0.67%) Law
6 30 (0.61%) Publishing
7 28 (0.56%) Electronics
8 24 (0.48%) Local Government
9 23 (0.46%) Marketing
10 21 (0.42%) Legal
11 20 (0.40%) General Ledger
12 18 (0.36%) Banking
13 17 (0.34%) Retail
14 16 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.30%) Billing
16 12 (0.24%) Back Office
17 10 (0.20%) Avionics
18 7 (0.14%) Multimedia
19 2 (0.040%) Automotive
19 2 (0.040%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 669 (13.50%) Developer
2 488 (9.84%) Analyst
3 415 (8.37%) Consultant
4 404 (8.15%) Architect
5 326 (6.58%) Project Manager
6 143 (2.88%) Network Engineer
7 139 (2.80%) Support Engineer
8 128 (2.58%) Java Developer
9 115 (2.32%) Service Manager
10 114 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 111 (2.24%) Software Engineer
12 110 (2.22%) Test Analyst
13 103 (2.08%) Administrator
14 100 (2.02%) Business Analyst
15 95 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
16 94 (1.90%) DBA
17 92 (1.86%) Tester
18 85 (1.71%) .NET Developer
19 83 (1.67%) Systems Engineer
20 78 (1.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (6.25%) .NET
2 274 (5.53%) HTML
3 218 (4.40%) XML
4 185 (3.73%) ASP.NET
5 172 (3.47%) JSP
6 145 (2.93%) CSS
7 138 (2.78%) Web Services
8 108 (2.18%) J2EE
9 91 (1.84%) HTML5
10 90 (1.82%) Middleware
11 70 (1.41%) Spring
12 67 (1.35%) jQuery
13 60 (1.21%) Ajax
14 58 (1.17%) CSS3
15 53 (1.07%) SOAP
16 47 (0.95%) Hibernate
17 45 (0.91%) Application Packaging
18 43 (0.87%) .NET Framework
19 33 (0.67%) WCF
20 32 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 349 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 201 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 114 (2.30%) Open Source
4 90 (1.82%) PKI
5 52 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 47 (0.95%) CESG
7 46 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 39 (0.79%) User Experience
9 37 (0.75%) Clustering
10 32 (0.65%) Economics
11 30 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (0.61%) Visualisation
12 25 (0.50%) RMADS
12 25 (0.50%) Statistics
12 25 (0.50%) CMDB
13 24 (0.48%) Client/Server
13 24 (0.48%) N-Tier
14 23 (0.46%) Cryptography
14 23 (0.46%) CESG CLAS
14 23 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1088 (21.95%) Windows
2 648 (13.07%) Linux
3 459 (9.26%) UNIX
4 325 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 282 (5.69%) Windows 7
6 202 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 165 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 134 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 122 (2.46%) Solaris
10 120 (2.42%) Windows XP
11 56 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 51 (1.03%) CentOS
13 37 (0.75%) Windows 8
14 33 (0.67%) AIX
15 24 (0.48%) VMS
15 24 (0.48%) Android
16 21 (0.42%) HPUX
17 19 (0.38%) Apple iOS
18 15 (0.30%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 773 (15.59%) ITIL
2 514 (10.37%) Project Management
3 485 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
4 345 (6.96%) Service Management
5 333 (6.72%) Migration
6 298 (6.01%) PRINCE2
7 280 (5.65%) Configuration Management
8 221 (4.46%) Service Delivery
9 210 (4.24%) Change Management
10 188 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 181 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
12 174 (3.51%) Scrum
13 171 (3.45%) Software Engineering
14 170 (3.43%) Incident Management
15 168 (3.39%) Risk Management
16 165 (3.33%) Test Scripting
17 164 (3.31%) UML
18 155 (3.13%) CRM
19 140 (2.82%) Information Security
20 136 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 624 (12.59%) SQL
2 431 (8.69%) Java
3 258 (5.20%) JavaScript
4 230 (4.64%) C
5 219 (4.42%) C#
6 189 (3.81%) PL/SQL
7 178 (3.59%) C++
8 159 (3.21%) PowerShell
9 142 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 119 (2.40%) Python
11 77 (1.55%) VB
12 72 (1.45%) Bash Shell
13 67 (1.35%) Perl
14 63 (1.27%) VBA
15 61 (1.23%) Ruby
16 58 (1.17%) VBScript
17 47 (0.95%) PHP
18 36 (0.73%) VB.NET
19 22 (0.44%) T-SQL
20 12 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4957 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 524 (10.57%) DV Cleared
3 226 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
4 210 (4.24%) Degree
5 160 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 155 (3.13%) ISTQB
7 122 (2.46%) CCNP
8 111 (2.24%) ISEB
9 105 (2.12%) CCNA
10 104 (2.10%) CISSP
11 87 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 79 (1.59%) MCITP
13 78 (1.57%) MCSE
14 71 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
15 61 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 59 (1.19%) MCP
17 53 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 51 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 47 (0.95%) APMP
20 46 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (3.49%) SLA
2 87 (1.76%) QA
3 65 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 50 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 38 (0.77%) JSP 440
6 31 (0.63%) ISO 14001
7 26 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.28%) COBIT
9 13 (0.26%) ISO 9000
10 10 (0.20%) DO-178B
11 8 (0.16%) DO-254
12 7 (0.14%) BS15000
13 6 (0.12%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.081%) IEC 61508
15 3 (0.061%) P3O
15 3 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.061%) BS7799
16 2 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 2 (0.040%) GAAP
16 2 (0.040%) ARP4761
System Software
1 411 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 260 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 76 (1.53%) vSphere
5 60 (1.21%) XenApp
6 45 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 37 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
7 37 (0.75%) VMware ESX
8 31 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 21 (0.42%) Samba
11 17 (0.34%) Firmware
12 11 (0.22%) XenServer
13 10 (0.20%) NFS
13 10 (0.20%) Sendmail
13 10 (0.20%) vCloud
14 8 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.14%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 130 (2.62%) SCCM
2 100 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 94 (1.90%) Puppet
4 58 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 50 (1.01%) SCOM
6 44 (0.89%) Ansible
7 38 (0.77%) OVSD
8 36 (0.73%) OpenView
8 36 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 36 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
8 36 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 25 (0.50%) WSUS
11 22 (0.44%) Tivoli
12 20 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (0.34%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.26%) SCOrch
14 13 (0.26%) FortiGate
14 13 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
14 13 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 917 (18.50%) Microsoft
2 673 (13.58%) Oracle
3 457 (9.22%) HP
4 445 (8.98%) Cisco
5 428 (8.63%) VMware
6 209 (4.22%) Citrix
7 151 (3.05%) Juniper
8 146 (2.95%) Red Hat
9 137 (2.76%) CheckPoint
10 107 (2.16%) SAP
11 106 (2.14%) McAfee
12 91 (1.84%) IBM
13 90 (1.82%) F5
14 83 (1.67%) NetApp
15 68 (1.37%) Remedy
16 50 (1.01%) Tableau
17 48 (0.97%) EMC
17 48 (0.97%) Informatica
18 44 (0.89%) BMC
18 44 (0.89%) Google
South West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £405 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 42 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 22 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
LA International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £200 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £45.47 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £38 - £40.5 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day N/A
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
e-Recruiter
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13.50 - £15.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago