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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 28 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3077 2602 2414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.13% 4.89% 4.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.10% 25.27% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1868 1507 1291
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £362
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 154 110
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.26 £21.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +43.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.53 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £35.75 £21.12
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +69.31%
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
10223 10297 9546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.37% 19.37% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6393 6244 5494
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 496 402
Median hourly rate £27.80 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.05% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +38 1002 £475 +8.26% 35
South East -2 813 £413 +3.12% 54
South West +1 342 £400 +6.66% 34
North East +13 310 £320 +3.22% 18
West Midlands +6 190 £400 +12.28% 11
North West -6 172 £425 +1.19% 18
East Midlands +9 86 £375 -4.09% 6
East of England +16 76 £425 -2.85% 10
Yorkshire +11 66 £413 +1.53% 7
Midlands -7 2 - - 1
South Coast - 1 £450 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6387 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1123 (17.58%) Windows
3 1074 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
4 1071 (16.77%) Linux
5 1051 (16.46%) Microsoft
6 892 (13.97%) ITIL
7 874 (13.68%) Oracle
8 730 (11.43%) SQL
9 729 (11.41%) Java
10 676 (10.58%) Migration
11 651 (10.19%) Active Directory
12 645 (10.10%) Project Management
13 620 (9.71%) VMware
14 564 (8.83%) Unix
15 539 (8.44%) Cisco
16 521 (8.16%) Windows Server
17 500 (7.83%) DevOps
18 499 (7.81%) Finance
19 487 (7.62%) Firewall
20 459 (7.19%) HP
21 458 (7.17%) MS Excel
21 458 (7.17%) DV Cleared
22 440 (6.89%) SQL Server
23 415 (6.50%) Configuration Management
24 408 (6.39%) SharePoint
25 382 (5.98%) Service Management
26 364 (5.70%) Puppet
27 352 (5.51%) DNS
28 346 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
29 345 (5.40%) Scrum

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
1 408 (6.39%) SharePoint
2 204 (3.19%) MS Exchange
3 200 (3.13%) Confluence
4 184 (2.88%) Apache
5 134 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 121 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 120 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 113 (1.77%) Skype for Business
9 107 (1.68%) IIS
10 104 (1.63%) JBoss
11 89 (1.39%) Tomcat
12 83 (1.30%) OpenStack
12 83 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 76 (1.19%) nginx
14 72 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
15 68 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
16 52 (0.81%) WebSphere
17 33 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
18 24 (0.38%) CMS
18 24 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 458 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 322 (5.04%) MS Office
3 106 (1.66%) MS Project
4 75 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 67 (1.05%) HipChat
6 61 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.14%) SPSS
10 5 (0.078%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.078%) Windchill
11 4 (0.063%) Simulink
11 4 (0.063%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.047%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.047%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.031%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.031%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.031%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.016%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 131 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 114 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 46 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 39 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
5 34 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 29 (0.45%) Primavera
7 28 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
8 25 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
9 24 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
10 19 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 14 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
12 11 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
13 10 (0.16%) Maximo
13 10 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
14 7 (0.11%) SAP ERP
15 6 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
15 6 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
15 6 (0.094%) Teamcenter
16 5 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 5 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 259 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
2 174 (2.72%) Office 365
3 153 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 118 (1.85%) GitHub
5 59 (0.92%) IaaS
6 52 (0.81%) SaaS
7 42 (0.66%) PaaS
8 39 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 17 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.20%) Trello
13 9 (0.14%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.047%) Yammer
17 2 (0.031%) Amazon ELB
17 2 (0.031%) Google App Engine
17 2 (0.031%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 487 (7.62%) Firewall
2 352 (5.51%) DNS
3 273 (4.27%) WAN
4 266 (4.16%) TCP/IP
5 264 (4.13%) LAN
6 242 (3.79%) DHCP
7 215 (3.37%) SAN
8 150 (2.35%) Network Security
9 131 (2.05%) VPN
10 129 (2.02%) Wireless
11 116 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
12 110 (1.72%) SSL
13 103 (1.61%) Internet
14 90 (1.41%) HTTP
14 90 (1.41%) SSH
15 87 (1.36%) BGP
16 84 (1.32%) VoIP
17 80 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
18 79 (1.24%) LDAP
19 77 (1.21%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 246 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 240 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
4 185 (2.90%) Hadoop
5 120 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 113 (1.77%) MongoDB
7 112 (1.75%) MySQL
8 108 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 100 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
10 96 (1.50%) Big Data
11 90 (1.41%) NoSQL
12 82 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 80 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 79 (1.24%) DB2
15 74 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
16 63 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
17 62 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 61 (0.96%) RDBMS
19 53 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
20 51 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 342 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 332 (5.20%) Git (software)
3 310 (4.85%) JIRA
4 154 (2.41%) Maven
5 131 (2.05%) JUnit
6 122 (1.91%) Subversion
7 121 (1.89%) Selenium
8 118 (1.85%) Ant
9 100 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 98 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
11 94 (1.47%) Bitbucket
12 86 (1.35%) JIRA Agile
13 83 (1.30%) Artifactory
14 76 (1.19%) SonarQube
15 71 (1.11%) GitLab
16 69 (1.08%) Visual Studio
17 64 (1.00%) Eclipse
17 64 (1.00%) Liquibase
18 57 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
19 54 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 499 (7.81%) Finance
2 168 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 99 (1.55%) Manufacturing
3 99 (1.55%) Military
4 55 (0.86%) Law
5 52 (0.81%) Legal
6 36 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 28 (0.44%) Publishing
8 25 (0.39%) Electronics
9 23 (0.36%) Marketing
10 17 (0.27%) Advertising
10 17 (0.27%) Back Office
10 17 (0.27%) Billing
10 17 (0.27%) Retail
11 15 (0.23%) Banking
12 8 (0.13%) Automotive
13 4 (0.063%) Games
13 4 (0.063%) Local Government
13 4 (0.063%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.047%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 893 (13.98%) Architect
2 831 (13.01%) Developer
3 559 (8.75%) Analyst
4 540 (8.45%) Consultant
5 346 (5.42%) Project Manager
6 250 (3.91%) Network Engineer
7 232 (3.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 224 (3.51%) Support Engineer
9 210 (3.29%) Java Developer
10 150 (2.35%) Technical Architect
11 147 (2.30%) Business Analyst
12 145 (2.27%) Administrator
13 135 (2.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 129 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
15 127 (1.99%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 124 (1.94%) Test Analyst
17 119 (1.86%) Tester
18 114 (1.78%) Infrastructure Architect
19 112 (1.75%) Security Architect
20 109 (1.71%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (4.76%) Web Services
2 280 (4.38%) .NET
3 274 (4.29%) HTML
4 221 (3.46%) CSS
5 218 (3.41%) XML
6 143 (2.24%) jQuery
6 143 (2.24%) Spring
7 139 (2.18%) REST
8 127 (1.99%) ASP.NET
9 122 (1.91%) AngularJS
10 119 (1.86%) Middleware
11 110 (1.72%) HTML5
12 108 (1.69%) Node.js
13 95 (1.49%) ELK Stack
14 93 (1.46%) J2EE
15 90 (1.41%) SOAP
16 79 (1.24%) RESTful
17 76 (1.19%) MCollective
18 74 (1.16%) Ajax
19 71 (1.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 310 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 308 (4.82%) Data Centre
3 254 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 140 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 132 (2.07%) PKI
6 108 (1.69%) CESG
7 93 (1.46%) User Experience
8 86 (1.35%) Clustering
9 62 (0.97%) Mainframe
10 61 (0.96%) Replication
11 52 (0.81%) Cryptography
12 49 (0.77%) Visualisation
13 41 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
14 39 (0.61%) Client/Server
15 37 (0.58%) Private Cloud
16 36 (0.56%) CMDB
17 35 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
18 32 (0.50%) Blackberry
19 30 (0.47%) Virtual Team
20 29 (0.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1123 (17.58%) Windows
2 1071 (16.77%) Linux
3 564 (8.83%) Unix
4 521 (8.16%) Windows Server
5 245 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 232 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 232 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 167 (2.61%) CentOS
8 157 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 155 (2.43%) AIX
10 144 (2.25%) Solaris
11 100 (1.57%) Windows 7
12 85 (1.33%) Windows 10
13 84 (1.32%) CoreOS
14 61 (0.96%) Ubuntu
15 57 (0.89%) HPUX
16 54 (0.85%) Windows XP
17 50 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
18 33 (0.52%) Android
19 28 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1074 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
2 892 (13.97%) ITIL
3 676 (10.58%) Migration
4 645 (10.10%) Project Management
5 500 (7.83%) DevOps
6 415 (6.50%) Configuration Management
7 382 (5.98%) Service Management
8 345 (5.40%) Scrum
9 325 (5.09%) PRINCE2
10 310 (4.85%) Change Management
11 300 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
12 287 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 267 (4.18%) Service Delivery
14 232 (3.63%) Open Source
15 216 (3.38%) Software Engineering
16 213 (3.33%) Risk Management
17 199 (3.12%) Business Intelligence
18 192 (3.01%) Data Migration
19 191 (2.99%) Mentoring
20 186 (2.91%) UML
Programming Languages
1 730 (11.43%) SQL
2 729 (11.41%) Java
3 340 (5.32%) JavaScript
4 244 (3.82%) C#
5 237 (3.71%) PowerShell
6 235 (3.68%) Shell Script
7 230 (3.60%) C
8 227 (3.55%) Ruby
9 175 (2.74%) C++
10 173 (2.71%) Python
11 160 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 144 (2.25%) Perl
13 122 (1.91%) VB
14 90 (1.41%) PHP
15 88 (1.38%) Bash Shell
16 83 (1.30%) Scala
16 83 (1.30%) VBScript
17 79 (1.24%) Go
18 72 (1.13%) T-SQL
19 33 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6387 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 458 (7.17%) DV Cleared
3 326 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
4 313 (4.90%) Degree
5 298 (4.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 233 (3.65%) CCNP
7 191 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 166 (2.60%) CCNA
9 147 (2.30%) CISSP
10 129 (2.02%) ISEB
11 94 (1.47%) MCSE
12 88 (1.38%) ISTQB
13 87 (1.36%) BC Cleared
14 86 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 72 (1.13%) CTC Cleared
16 66 (1.03%) CLAS
17 65 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
18 58 (0.91%) CISM
19 50 (0.78%) MCSA
20 44 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (3.37%) SLA
2 162 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (1.96%) QA
4 120 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 47 (0.74%) RMADS
6 44 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 42 (0.66%) JSP 440
8 33 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
9 32 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 31 (0.49%) ISO 9001
11 25 (0.39%) PCI DSS
12 15 (0.23%) COBIT
12 15 (0.23%) HL7
13 12 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (0.14%) Def Stans
14 9 (0.14%) GPG13
15 7 (0.11%) GCP
15 7 (0.11%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.078%) IEC 61508
16 5 (0.078%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 651 (10.19%) Active Directory
2 346 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 313 (4.90%) Docker
4 136 (2.13%) XenApp
5 101 (1.58%) vSphere
6 99 (1.55%) Hyper-V
7 93 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
8 88 (1.38%) vCloud
9 80 (1.25%) etcd
10 78 (1.22%) flannel
11 77 (1.21%) XenDesktop
12 75 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 69 (1.08%) Postfix
13 69 (1.08%) Squid
14 58 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
14 58 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
15 52 (0.81%) XenServer
16 46 (0.72%) Ceph
16 46 (0.72%) GlusterFS
17 31 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 364 (5.70%) Puppet
2 240 (3.76%) Ansible
3 215 (3.37%) SCCM
4 187 (2.93%) Kubernetes
5 144 (2.25%) logstash
6 114 (1.78%) SCOM
6 114 (1.78%) ZABBIX
7 100 (1.57%) Kibana
8 88 (1.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 86 (1.35%) Rancher
10 83 (1.30%) Tivoli
11 80 (1.25%) Terraform
12 75 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 63 (0.99%) HAProxy
14 56 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
15 52 (0.81%) Graphite
16 51 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 48 (0.75%) rkt
18 45 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
18 45 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1051 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 874 (13.68%) Oracle
3 620 (9.71%) VMware
4 539 (8.44%) Cisco
5 459 (7.19%) HP
6 305 (4.78%) Citrix
7 221 (3.46%) Red Hat
8 214 (3.35%) Juniper
9 185 (2.90%) IBM
10 154 (2.41%) CheckPoint
11 138 (2.16%) Atlassian
12 134 (2.10%) SAP
13 118 (1.85%) EMC
14 102 (1.60%) CA
15 94 (1.47%) F5
16 83 (1.30%) Remedy
17 82 (1.28%) BMC
18 80 (1.25%) Intel Security
18 80 (1.25%) ServiceNow
19 71 (1.11%) Sonatype
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
EXCELerate
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London
Careerwise UK Limited
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London
Lorien Resourcing
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
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Gloucestershire
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City, London
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
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Bath, Avon
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Kent
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Kent
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Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
LA International
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Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Hampshire
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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