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 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 23 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3428 2219 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.92% 4.43% 5.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.06% 23.61% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2112 1308 1293
Median daily rate £407 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 155 94
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £20.31
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +77.23%
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
10691 9400 9468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.58% 18.77% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6761 5581 5550
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 470 439
Median hourly rate £27.90 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +2 973 £413 +3.53% 92
London +50 817 £500 +17.64% 48
North East +9 539 £310 +3.33% 15
South West +4 424 £384 +2.33% 56
North West +7 261 £425 +8.28% 15
West Midlands +35 220 £400 - 34
East of England +5 77 £355 -2.06% 16
East Midlands -11 61 £401 -5.06% 3
Yorkshire +2 59 £488 +35.41% 3
Midlands -11 4 £405 -26.36% 3
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6474 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1125 (17.38%) Windows
3 1020 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1007 (15.55%) Linux
5 993 (15.34%) Microsoft
6 893 (13.79%) ITIL
7 773 (11.94%) Oracle
8 720 (11.12%) Java
9 697 (10.77%) SQL
10 681 (10.52%) Project Management
11 671 (10.36%) Active Directory
12 653 (10.09%) Migration
13 614 (9.48%) Unix
14 548 (8.46%) DV Cleared
15 532 (8.22%) VMware
16 522 (8.06%) Cisco
17 508 (7.85%) Windows Server
18 494 (7.63%) Finance
19 479 (7.40%) Firewall
20 473 (7.31%) HP
21 448 (6.92%) MS Excel
22 395 (6.10%) Configuration Management
23 388 (5.99%) SQL Server
24 385 (5.95%) PRINCE2
25 377 (5.82%) SharePoint
26 360 (5.56%) DevOps
27 351 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
28 339 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
29 323 (4.99%) WAN
30 316 (4.88%) Degree

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
1 377 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 200 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 132 (2.04%) Confluence
4 129 (1.99%) JBoss
5 119 (1.84%) WebLogic
6 115 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 105 (1.62%) Skype for Business
8 100 (1.54%) IIS
9 92 (1.42%) Apache
10 88 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 76 (1.17%) nginx
11 76 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 75 (1.16%) WebSphere
13 72 (1.11%) Tomcat
14 65 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
15 54 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
16 39 (0.60%) SAS
17 37 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
18 31 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
19 25 (0.39%) GlassFish
Applications
1 448 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 261 (4.03%) MS Office
3 136 (2.10%) MS Project
4 83 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.23%) SPSS
7 12 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
8 11 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.15%) HipChat
10 5 (0.077%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.077%) Windchill
11 4 (0.062%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.062%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.046%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.031%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.031%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.031%) Simulink
14 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
14 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 118 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 99 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 48 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 34 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 32 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 31 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
7 26 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
8 20 (0.31%) Primavera
9 18 (0.28%) SAP ERP
10 16 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
11 15 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 13 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
13 12 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
14 8 (0.12%) Maximo
15 7 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
16 5 (0.077%) Oracle General Ledger
16 5 (0.077%) SAP CO
16 5 (0.077%) SAP MDM
17 4 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 4 (0.062%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 174 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (2.36%) Office 365
3 109 (1.68%) GitHub
4 108 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 46 (0.71%) IaaS
6 35 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (0.54%) SaaS
7 34 (0.53%) PaaS
8 16 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.046%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.046%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.046%) Yammer
13 2 (0.031%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.031%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.015%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.015%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.015%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 479 (7.40%) Firewall
2 323 (4.99%) WAN
3 290 (4.48%) LAN
4 287 (4.43%) DNS
5 221 (3.41%) SAN
6 218 (3.37%) TCP/IP
7 214 (3.31%) DHCP
8 170 (2.63%) VPN
9 135 (2.09%) Network Security
10 131 (2.02%) SSL
11 126 (1.95%) BGP
12 125 (1.93%) Wireless
13 116 (1.79%) MPLS
14 107 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
15 103 (1.59%) IPsec
16 100 (1.54%) Internet
17 95 (1.47%) OSPF
18 83 (1.28%) VoIP
19 82 (1.27%) HTTP
20 72 (1.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 224 (3.46%) Oracle Database
3 136 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 104 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 103 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 95 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 93 (1.44%) MongoDB
8 90 (1.39%) Hadoop
9 89 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 84 (1.30%) Big Data
11 80 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
12 78 (1.20%) DB2
13 74 (1.14%) MySQL
14 72 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
15 67 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
16 64 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
17 56 (0.86%) RDBMS
18 50 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
19 46 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
20 44 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 280 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 259 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 201 (3.10%) JIRA
4 123 (1.90%) Maven
5 114 (1.76%) Subversion
6 101 (1.56%) Selenium
7 82 (1.27%) GitLab
7 82 (1.27%) JUnit
8 80 (1.24%) Artifactory
9 79 (1.22%) Visual Studio
10 71 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
11 67 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 65 (1.00%) Eclipse
13 55 (0.85%) Ant
14 51 (0.79%) SoapUI
15 49 (0.76%) ClearCase
16 48 (0.74%) Cucumber
17 43 (0.66%) NUnit
18 41 (0.63%) ClearQuest
18 41 (0.63%) GoogleTest
General
1 494 (7.63%) Finance
2 153 (2.36%) Telecoms
3 106 (1.64%) Military
4 82 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 57 (0.88%) Law
6 51 (0.79%) Legal
7 39 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 27 (0.42%) Electronics
9 23 (0.36%) Marketing
10 21 (0.32%) Banking
11 17 (0.26%) Advertising
11 17 (0.26%) Publishing
12 16 (0.25%) Back Office
13 15 (0.23%) Billing
14 12 (0.19%) Retail
15 8 (0.12%) Automotive
15 8 (0.12%) Local Government
16 5 (0.077%) Games
17 4 (0.062%) Avionics
18 3 (0.046%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 917 (14.16%) Architect
2 778 (12.02%) Developer
3 575 (8.88%) Analyst
4 507 (7.83%) Consultant
5 401 (6.19%) Project Manager
6 255 (3.94%) Network Engineer
7 214 (3.31%) Support Engineer
8 204 (3.15%) Java Developer
9 168 (2.59%) Designer
10 161 (2.49%) Business Analyst
11 157 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
12 153 (2.36%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 151 (2.33%) Technical Architect
14 146 (2.26%) Administrator
15 132 (2.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 126 (1.95%) Test Analyst
17 122 (1.88%) Security Architect
18 121 (1.87%) Solutions Architect
19 114 (1.76%) Infrastructure Architect
20 107 (1.65%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (4.53%) Web Services
2 268 (4.14%) .NET
3 216 (3.34%) XML
4 210 (3.24%) HTML
5 187 (2.89%) CSS
6 145 (2.24%) Middleware
7 130 (2.01%) jQuery
8 127 (1.96%) REST
9 122 (1.88%) SOAP
10 106 (1.64%) J2EE
11 105 (1.62%) ASP.NET
11 105 (1.62%) Spring
12 91 (1.41%) Sensu
13 83 (1.28%) Node.js
14 79 (1.22%) RESTful
15 70 (1.08%) AngularJS
16 68 (1.05%) JSON
17 67 (1.03%) HTML5
18 54 (0.83%) Ajax
19 50 (0.77%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 339 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 315 (4.87%) Data Centre
3 239 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 151 (2.33%) PKI
5 130 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 106 (1.64%) Clustering
7 100 (1.54%) User Experience
8 88 (1.36%) CESG
9 64 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 61 (0.94%) Replication
11 60 (0.93%) Cryptography
12 57 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 54 (0.83%) Mainframe
14 39 (0.60%) Client/Server
14 39 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (0.54%) Derivative
16 32 (0.49%) Algorithms
16 32 (0.49%) Driving Licence
17 31 (0.48%) Data Integration
18 30 (0.46%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1125 (17.38%) Windows
2 1007 (15.55%) Linux
3 614 (9.48%) Unix
4 508 (7.85%) Windows Server
5 264 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 256 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 245 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 175 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 169 (2.61%) AIX
10 138 (2.13%) Solaris
11 117 (1.81%) Windows 7
12 110 (1.70%) CentOS
13 79 (1.22%) Windows 10
14 77 (1.19%) CoreOS
15 71 (1.10%) Windows XP
16 68 (1.05%) HPUX
17 59 (0.91%) Ubuntu
18 57 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
19 30 (0.46%) Windows 8
20 23 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1020 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
2 893 (13.79%) ITIL
3 681 (10.52%) Project Management
4 653 (10.09%) Migration
5 395 (6.10%) Configuration Management
6 385 (5.95%) PRINCE2
7 360 (5.56%) DevOps
8 308 (4.76%) Change Management
8 308 (4.76%) Service Management
9 302 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 290 (4.48%) Service Delivery
11 260 (4.02%) Scrum
11 260 (4.02%) Software Engineering
12 226 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
13 212 (3.27%) Open Source
14 205 (3.17%) UML
15 193 (2.98%) Risk Management
16 178 (2.75%) Mentoring
17 167 (2.58%) Data Migration
18 165 (2.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 720 (11.12%) Java
2 697 (10.77%) SQL
3 307 (4.74%) JavaScript
4 259 (4.00%) C
5 246 (3.80%) PowerShell
6 208 (3.21%) C#
7 207 (3.20%) C++
8 205 (3.17%) Ruby
9 182 (2.81%) Python
10 167 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 153 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 151 (2.33%) Perl
13 108 (1.67%) VB
14 81 (1.25%) Bash Shell
15 75 (1.16%) Go
16 69 (1.07%) VBScript
17 59 (0.91%) T-SQL
18 53 (0.82%) PHP
19 52 (0.80%) Scala
20 47 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6474 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 548 (8.46%) DV Cleared
3 351 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
4 316 (4.88%) Degree
5 264 (4.08%) CCNP
6 191 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 171 (2.64%) CCNA
8 160 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 136 (2.10%) CISSP
10 120 (1.85%) ISEB
11 106 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
12 93 (1.44%) ISTQB
13 82 (1.27%) BC Cleared
14 73 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
15 71 (1.10%) MCSE
16 69 (1.07%) CLAS
17 67 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 51 (0.79%) CISM
19 49 (0.76%) PMI Certification
20 44 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (2.66%) SLA
2 128 (1.98%) QA
3 120 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 116 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 51 (0.79%) RMADS
6 47 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 41 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 35 (0.54%) JSP 440
9 30 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 18 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
11 17 (0.26%) ISO 14001
12 15 (0.23%) HL7
13 14 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 11 (0.17%) COBIT
15 9 (0.14%) Def Stans
16 8 (0.12%) GPG13
17 7 (0.11%) SDET
18 6 (0.093%) IEC 61508
19 4 (0.062%) DO-178B
19 4 (0.062%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 671 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 315 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (2.83%) Docker
4 113 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 111 (1.71%) XenApp
6 102 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
7 82 (1.27%) vSphere
8 72 (1.11%) etcd
8 72 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 70 (1.08%) flannel
10 64 (0.99%) XenDesktop
11 61 (0.94%) Ceph
11 61 (0.94%) GlusterFS
12 53 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
13 50 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
14 44 (0.68%) XenServer
15 33 (0.51%) VMware ESX
16 27 (0.42%) Firmware
16 27 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
17 25 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 291 (4.49%) Puppet
2 207 (3.20%) SCCM
3 185 (2.86%) Ansible
4 105 (1.62%) SCOM
5 104 (1.61%) logstash
6 95 (1.47%) Kubernetes
7 77 (1.19%) Tivoli
8 75 (1.16%) Graphite
9 72 (1.11%) HAProxy
10 69 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 69 (1.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 63 (0.97%) rkt
12 56 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
13 55 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
14 49 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
15 45 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 44 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
17 43 (0.66%) Kibana
18 40 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 38 (0.59%) Salt
Vendors
1 993 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 773 (11.94%) Oracle
3 532 (8.22%) VMware
4 522 (8.06%) Cisco
5 473 (7.31%) HP
6 300 (4.63%) Citrix
7 243 (3.75%) Red Hat
8 227 (3.51%) Juniper
9 191 (2.95%) IBM
10 171 (2.64%) CheckPoint
11 146 (2.26%) SAP
12 106 (1.64%) EMC
13 84 (1.30%) Atlassian
14 77 (1.19%) F5
15 75 (1.16%) Intel Security
16 74 (1.14%) BMC
17 72 (1.11%) CA
18 66 (1.02%) ServiceNow
19 64 (0.99%) Remedy
20 60 (0.93%) AppSense
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £36 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Midlands
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £224.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £33 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hastings, East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
AAP3
Rate: Attractive based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £205 per day
Posted: 4 days ago