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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 32 33 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +23
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2538 2349 1361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.33% 5.13% 3.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.72% 26.15% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 1173 629
Average daily rate
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£393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 90 99
Average hourly rate £25.12 £18.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.55% -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.55 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -33.33%
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
10269 8982 7524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.56% 19.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6018 4901 4040
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 425 458
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 983 £375 +7.14% 135
London -15 536 £425 - 58
South West -2 385 £400 - 56
North West 0 220 £375 -16.66% 24
West Midlands +15 144 £363 +45.00% 21
East of England -6 86 £385 +4.76% 18
East Midlands +9 71 £385 +2.66% 4
North East -6 70 £335 +39.37% 6
Yorkshire -19 45 £350 +16.66% 3
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5394 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1165 (21.60%) Windows
3 1036 (19.21%) Microsoft
4 872 (16.17%) ITIL
5 800 (14.83%) Oracle
6 700 (12.98%) SQL
7 654 (12.12%) Linux
8 551 (10.22%) Project Management
9 543 (10.07%) DV Cleared
10 524 (9.71%) MS Excel
11 523 (9.70%) HP
12 503 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
13 498 (9.23%) VMware
14 492 (9.12%) UNIX
15 462 (8.57%) Active Directory
16 455 (8.44%) Java
17 448 (8.31%) Finance
18 442 (8.19%) Cisco
19 397 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
20 382 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
21 362 (6.71%) Service Management
22 349 (6.47%) MS Office
23 341 (6.32%) .NET
24 325 (6.03%) Migration
25 311 (5.77%) SQL Server
25 311 (5.77%) Windows 7
26 310 (5.75%) Firewall
27 304 (5.64%) Configuration Management
28 295 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
29 290 (5.38%) PRINCE2

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 263 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 190 (3.52%) MS Exchange
3 129 (2.39%) WebLogic
4 94 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 74 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 73 (1.35%) JBoss
6 73 (1.35%) Apache
7 71 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
8 62 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 59 (1.09%) IIS
10 57 (1.06%) WebSphere
11 55 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
12 38 (0.70%) Lync
13 32 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
13 32 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
13 32 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
14 26 (0.48%) CMS
15 25 (0.46%) Tomcat
16 23 (0.43%) Node.js
17 21 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 524 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 349 (6.47%) MS Office
3 181 (3.36%) MS Project
4 79 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.28%) SPSS
8 12 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
9 8 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.093%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.093%) Simulink
11 3 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.056%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.037%) Windchill
12 2 (0.037%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.037%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.019%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 241 (4.47%) Oracle EBS
2 132 (2.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 75 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
4 40 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
5 39 (0.72%) Summit
6 34 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
7 27 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
8 25 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
9 24 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 21 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
11 20 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
12 16 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 13 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
14 12 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
14 12 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
15 11 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
15 11 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
16 9 (0.17%) assyst
16 9 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
16 9 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 74 (1.37%) PaaS
2 27 (0.50%) Office 365
3 25 (0.46%) IaaS
3 25 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.33%) SaaS
5 14 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.19%) Google Apps
7 8 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.11%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.019%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.019%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.019%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.019%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.019%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 310 (5.75%) Firewall
2 234 (4.34%) LAN
3 219 (4.06%) WAN
4 176 (3.26%) DNS
5 173 (3.21%) SAN
6 166 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 118 (2.19%) Network Security
8 113 (2.09%) VPN
9 110 (2.04%) DHCP
10 106 (1.97%) Internet
11 101 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
12 78 (1.45%) OSPF
13 69 (1.28%) SSL
14 68 (1.26%) MPLS
15 62 (1.15%) LDAP
16 61 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
17 44 (0.82%) HTTP
18 43 (0.80%) BGP
18 43 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
19 36 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 218 (4.04%) Oracle Database
3 141 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
4 84 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 80 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 64 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 62 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 59 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
9 57 (1.06%) MySQL
10 55 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (1.00%) MS Access
11 54 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
12 45 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
13 37 (0.69%) RDBMS
14 35 (0.65%) MongoDB
14 35 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 32 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 31 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
17 30 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 28 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 135 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 111 (2.06%) Subversion
3 107 (1.98%) Maven
4 98 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 95 (1.76%) ClearCase
6 84 (1.56%) JIRA
7 74 (1.37%) Ant
8 68 (1.26%) Visual Studio
9 61 (1.13%) Selenium
10 54 (1.00%) JUnit
11 51 (0.95%) ClearQuest
12 50 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
12 50 (0.93%) NUnit
12 50 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
12 50 (0.93%) GoogleTest
13 49 (0.91%) CppUnit
14 44 (0.82%) Eclipse
15 43 (0.80%) LoadRunner
16 35 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
17 31 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 448 (8.31%) Finance
2 283 (5.25%) Telecoms
3 104 (1.93%) Military
4 79 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 41 (0.76%) Law
6 38 (0.70%) Publishing
7 33 (0.61%) Legal
8 31 (0.57%) Local Government
9 24 (0.44%) General Ledger
9 24 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 20 (0.37%) Electronics
11 19 (0.35%) Back Office
11 19 (0.35%) Billing
11 19 (0.35%) Marketing
12 14 (0.26%) Banking
12 14 (0.26%) Retail
13 10 (0.19%) Avionics
14 7 (0.13%) Advertising
15 6 (0.11%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.037%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 714 (13.24%) Developer
2 587 (10.88%) Analyst
3 466 (8.64%) Consultant
4 437 (8.10%) Architect
5 359 (6.66%) Project Manager
6 159 (2.95%) Support Engineer
7 140 (2.60%) Network Engineer
8 128 (2.37%) Administrator
9 116 (2.15%) Java Developer
10 114 (2.11%) Test Analyst
11 112 (2.08%) Software Engineer
12 110 (2.04%) Service Manager
13 105 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 102 (1.89%) Business Analyst
15 100 (1.85%) Support Analyst
16 99 (1.84%) DBA
17 98 (1.82%) Service Analyst
18 96 (1.78%) Oracle Developer
18 96 (1.78%) Solutions Architect
18 96 (1.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (6.32%) .NET
2 259 (4.80%) HTML
3 214 (3.97%) ASP.NET
4 203 (3.76%) XML
5 171 (3.17%) JSP
6 144 (2.67%) Web Services
7 129 (2.39%) CSS
8 94 (1.74%) J2EE
8 94 (1.74%) Middleware
9 80 (1.48%) Spring
10 69 (1.28%) jQuery
11 57 (1.06%) HTML5
12 52 (0.96%) CSS3
13 47 (0.87%) Hibernate
14 45 (0.83%) Ajax
15 44 (0.82%) SOAP
16 38 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
17 37 (0.69%) Motif
18 36 (0.67%) Application Packaging
19 34 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 397 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 203 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 102 (1.89%) Open Source
4 96 (1.78%) PKI
5 65 (1.21%) CESG
5 65 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 53 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 50 (0.93%) Clustering
8 45 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 39 (0.72%) User Experience
10 37 (0.69%) Economics
11 36 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (0.65%) CESG CLAS
13 34 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
14 32 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 31 (0.57%) Replication
16 30 (0.56%) Visualisation
17 27 (0.50%) RMADS
18 25 (0.46%) Cryptography
19 24 (0.44%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1165 (21.60%) Windows
2 654 (12.12%) Linux
3 492 (9.12%) UNIX
4 382 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 311 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 253 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 152 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 147 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 146 (2.71%) Windows XP
10 118 (2.19%) Solaris
11 71 (1.32%) Ubuntu
12 69 (1.28%) CentOS
13 53 (0.98%) Windows 8
14 31 (0.57%) HPUX
15 30 (0.56%) Windows Vista
16 29 (0.54%) AIX
17 28 (0.52%) Android
18 25 (0.46%) VMS
19 23 (0.43%) Windows 2000
20 17 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (16.17%) ITIL
2 551 (10.22%) Project Management
3 503 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
4 362 (6.71%) Service Management
5 325 (6.03%) Migration
6 304 (5.64%) Configuration Management
7 290 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 269 (4.99%) Change Management
9 248 (4.60%) Service Delivery
10 224 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 213 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
12 174 (3.23%) CRM
13 173 (3.21%) Risk Management
13 173 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
14 171 (3.17%) Scrum
15 166 (3.08%) Software Engineering
16 164 (3.04%) Test Scripting
17 163 (3.02%) UML
18 160 (2.97%) Incident Management
19 148 (2.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 700 (12.98%) SQL
2 455 (8.44%) Java
3 256 (4.75%) JavaScript
4 248 (4.60%) C
5 232 (4.30%) C#
6 221 (4.10%) PL/SQL
7 180 (3.34%) C++
8 165 (3.06%) PowerShell
9 133 (2.47%) Shell Script
10 116 (2.15%) Python
11 94 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 83 (1.54%) VBA
13 82 (1.52%) VB
14 80 (1.48%) Ruby
15 70 (1.30%) Perl
16 69 (1.28%) PHP
17 62 (1.15%) VBScript
18 41 (0.76%) VB.NET
19 25 (0.46%) T-SQL
20 10 (0.19%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5394 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 543 (10.07%) DV Cleared
3 257 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 222 (4.12%) Degree
5 198 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 185 (3.43%) ISTQB
7 148 (2.74%) CCNP
8 135 (2.50%) ISEB
9 122 (2.26%) CISSP
10 117 (2.17%) MCSE
11 116 (2.15%) CCNA
12 101 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 86 (1.59%) MCP
14 82 (1.52%) VCP4
15 77 (1.43%) MCITP
16 65 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
16 65 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 59 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 57 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
19 50 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (3.62%) SLA
2 97 (1.80%) QA
3 69 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 44 (0.82%) JSP 440
6 39 (0.72%) ISO 14001
7 29 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.35%) COBIT
9 13 (0.24%) ISO 9000
10 12 (0.22%) DO-178B
11 10 (0.19%) DO-254
12 8 (0.15%) BS15000
13 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.093%) BS7799
14 5 (0.093%) IEC 61508
15 4 (0.074%) TickIT
16 3 (0.056%) P3O
16 3 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.037%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.037%) ARP4754
System Software
1 462 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 295 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (2.06%) vSphere
4 106 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 61 (1.13%) XenApp
6 50 (0.93%) VMware ESX
7 42 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
9 37 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 30 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
11 28 (0.52%) XenDesktop
12 25 (0.46%) Firmware
13 24 (0.44%) Samba
14 19 (0.35%) XenServer
15 13 (0.24%) Nmap
16 12 (0.22%) vCloud
17 11 (0.20%) NFS
18 10 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
19 9 (0.17%) Terminal Services
20 8 (0.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 143 (2.65%) SCCM
2 127 (2.35%) Puppet
3 118 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
4 64 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 61 (1.13%) Ansible
6 56 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 46 (0.85%) OpenView
8 45 (0.83%) SCOM
9 41 (0.76%) Backup Exec
10 35 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 33 (0.61%) OVSD
12 29 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 28 (0.52%) NetBackup
14 27 (0.50%) Tivoli
14 27 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
15 26 (0.48%) WSUS
16 22 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
17 19 (0.35%) ARCserve
18 17 (0.32%) HP SIM
19 16 (0.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1036 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 800 (14.83%) Oracle
3 523 (9.70%) HP
4 498 (9.23%) VMware
5 442 (8.19%) Cisco
6 259 (4.80%) Citrix
7 165 (3.06%) Red Hat
8 139 (2.58%) Juniper
9 120 (2.22%) CheckPoint
10 119 (2.21%) McAfee
11 104 (1.93%) IBM
12 96 (1.78%) SAP
13 91 (1.69%) Remedy
14 76 (1.41%) F5
15 67 (1.24%) NetApp
16 59 (1.09%) CA
17 56 (1.04%) Symantec
18 52 (0.96%) Cognos
19 49 (0.91%) Google
20 48 (0.89%) EMC
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £301.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £346 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday