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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 30 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2900 1790 1573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.75% 3.79% 3.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.79% 21.33% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 930 762
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 61 130
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £31.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.24 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £42.50 £47.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
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
10434 8390 8135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.68% 17.76% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 4767 4313
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 351 562
Average hourly rate £18.03 £18.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +13 1169 £385 +6.57% 125
London +38 657 £425 +6.25% 50
South West +1 435 £375 +1.35% 57
North West +14 199 £370 -1.33% 23
West Midlands +20 143 £325 -7.14% 14
North East +5 86 £352 +39.23% 1
East Midlands -8 83 £403 +14.20% 5
East of England -28 69 £401 +16.30% 16
Yorkshire +11 52 £350 +16.66% 6
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5447 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1129 (20.73%) Windows
3 1049 (19.26%) Microsoft
4 820 (15.05%) ITIL
5 780 (14.32%) Oracle
6 682 (12.52%) SQL
7 590 (10.83%) Linux
8 580 (10.65%) HP
9 542 (9.95%) Project Management
10 519 (9.53%) MS Excel
11 516 (9.47%) DV Cleared
12 463 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
13 441 (8.10%) UNIX
13 441 (8.10%) Active Directory
14 436 (8.00%) Cisco
15 425 (7.80%) VMware
16 415 (7.62%) Java
17 388 (7.12%) Finance
18 382 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
19 366 (6.72%) Service Management
20 357 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
21 352 (6.46%) Firewall
22 351 (6.44%) MS Office
23 347 (6.37%) .NET
24 320 (5.87%) Telecoms
25 312 (5.73%) PRINCE2
26 297 (5.45%) SharePoint
27 293 (5.38%) Windows 7
28 287 (5.27%) Windows Server 2003
29 283 (5.20%) Migration

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 297 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 204 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 126 (2.31%) WebLogic
4 88 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 72 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 69 (1.27%) Apache
8 62 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 56 (1.03%) JBoss
10 54 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
11 53 (0.97%) IIS
12 46 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
13 36 (0.66%) Lync
14 34 (0.62%) WebSphere
15 32 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 32 (0.59%) Tomcat
16 31 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
17 26 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 24 (0.44%) Confluence
19 22 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 519 (9.53%) MS Excel
2 351 (6.44%) MS Office
3 212 (3.89%) MS Project
4 71 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.24%) SPSS
9 8 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
10 7 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.055%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.055%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.037%) Simulink
14 2 (0.037%) Mathematica
15 1 (0.018%) Doxygen
15 1 (0.018%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 255 (4.68%) Oracle EBS
2 122 (2.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 68 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
4 57 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 46 (0.84%) Summit
6 44 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
7 41 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
8 37 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
9 36 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
10 31 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 31 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
11 20 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 17 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
13 16 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
13 16 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
14 15 (0.28%) ResourceLink
14 15 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
15 14 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
16 13 (0.24%) assyst
17 11 (0.20%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 47 (0.86%) PaaS
2 25 (0.46%) SaaS
3 22 (0.40%) IaaS
4 18 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.31%) Office 365
6 15 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
7 11 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.092%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.092%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.073%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.018%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.018%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.018%) GitHub
10 1 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.018%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 352 (6.46%) Firewall
2 265 (4.87%) LAN
3 228 (4.19%) WAN
4 202 (3.71%) DNS
5 200 (3.67%) SAN
6 182 (3.34%) TCP/IP
7 144 (2.64%) Network Security
8 136 (2.50%) DHCP
9 126 (2.31%) VPN
10 106 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
11 91 (1.67%) Internet
12 82 (1.51%) SSL
13 81 (1.49%) OSPF
14 78 (1.43%) MPLS
14 78 (1.43%) LDAP
15 60 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
16 53 (0.97%) VLAN
17 49 (0.90%) BGP
17 49 (0.90%) HTTP
18 45 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 226 (4.15%) Oracle Database
3 156 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 96 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 75 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 72 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 65 (1.19%) MySQL
7 65 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 55 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
9 54 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
10 53 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 52 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
12 49 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 42 (0.77%) MS Access
14 39 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 39 (0.72%) RDBMS
15 32 (0.59%) MongoDB
16 30 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
16 30 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 27 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 127 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 93 (1.71%) Subversion
3 88 (1.62%) Maven
4 77 (1.41%) Git (software)
5 73 (1.34%) JIRA
6 63 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 61 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 61 (1.12%) ClearCase
8 59 (1.08%) JUnit
9 53 (0.97%) Selenium
10 52 (0.95%) Eclipse
11 43 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 43 (0.79%) Ant
11 43 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
11 43 (0.79%) MSI
12 40 (0.73%) ClearQuest
13 36 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
14 33 (0.61%) LoadRunner
15 31 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
15 31 (0.57%) NUnit
General
1 388 (7.12%) Finance
2 320 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 124 (2.28%) Military
4 62 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 40 (0.73%) Legal
6 39 (0.72%) Back Office
7 36 (0.66%) Publishing
7 36 (0.66%) Law
8 32 (0.59%) General Ledger
8 32 (0.59%) Local Government
9 28 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 25 (0.46%) Billing
11 18 (0.33%) Marketing
12 17 (0.31%) Banking
12 17 (0.31%) Electronics
13 14 (0.26%) Avionics
14 7 (0.13%) Advertising
15 6 (0.11%) Front Office
16 2 (0.037%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.037%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 669 (12.28%) Developer
2 635 (11.66%) Analyst
3 439 (8.06%) Consultant
4 435 (7.99%) Architect
5 377 (6.92%) Project Manager
6 177 (3.25%) Support Engineer
7 161 (2.96%) Network Engineer
8 139 (2.55%) Test Analyst
9 134 (2.46%) Administrator
10 119 (2.18%) Java Developer
11 107 (1.96%) Business Analyst
11 107 (1.96%) Support Analyst
12 106 (1.95%) Service Analyst
13 102 (1.87%) Service Manager
14 98 (1.80%) Desktop Support
15 96 (1.76%) Oracle Developer
15 96 (1.76%) Tester
16 95 (1.74%) Designer
16 95 (1.74%) Service Desk Analyst
17 91 (1.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (6.37%) .NET
2 275 (5.05%) HTML
3 231 (4.24%) ASP.NET
4 212 (3.89%) JSP
5 173 (3.18%) XML
6 130 (2.39%) Web Services
7 124 (2.28%) CSS
8 88 (1.62%) Middleware
9 76 (1.40%) Spring
10 75 (1.38%) J2EE
11 56 (1.03%) jQuery
12 48 (0.88%) Hibernate
13 46 (0.84%) HTML5
14 43 (0.79%) Ajax
15 41 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
16 36 (0.66%) SOAP
16 36 (0.66%) CSS3
17 33 (0.61%) Application Packaging
18 30 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 29 (0.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 382 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 99 (1.82%) PKI
4 97 (1.78%) CESG
5 93 (1.71%) Open Source
6 86 (1.58%) Blackberry
7 74 (1.36%) Clustering
8 73 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 48 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
10 45 (0.83%) RMADS
10 45 (0.83%) Smart Meter
10 45 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 38 (0.70%) Replication
12 36 (0.66%) Economics
13 32 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 30 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
15 29 (0.53%) User Experience
16 27 (0.50%) CMDB
17 26 (0.48%) Statistics
18 22 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1129 (20.73%) Windows
2 590 (10.83%) Linux
3 441 (8.10%) UNIX
4 357 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 293 (5.38%) Windows 7
6 287 (5.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 189 (3.47%) Windows XP
8 142 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 103 (1.89%) Solaris
10 96 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 77 (1.41%) CentOS
12 57 (1.05%) Ubuntu
13 49 (0.90%) Windows 8
14 39 (0.72%) Windows Vista
15 30 (0.55%) HPUX
16 28 (0.51%) AIX
16 28 (0.51%) Windows 2000
17 24 (0.44%) Android
18 15 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 820 (15.05%) ITIL
2 542 (9.95%) Project Management
3 463 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
4 366 (6.72%) Service Management
5 312 (5.73%) PRINCE2
6 283 (5.20%) Migration
7 277 (5.09%) Configuration Management
8 258 (4.74%) Service Delivery
9 244 (4.48%) Change Management
10 216 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 195 (3.58%) Risk Management
12 192 (3.52%) Scrum
13 181 (3.32%) Test Scripting
14 176 (3.23%) CRM
15 164 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
15 164 (3.01%) Information Security
16 161 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
17 160 (2.94%) Incident Management
18 151 (2.77%) Workflow
19 141 (2.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 682 (12.52%) SQL
2 415 (7.62%) Java
3 269 (4.94%) JavaScript
4 237 (4.35%) C#
5 216 (3.97%) C
6 195 (3.58%) PL/SQL
7 151 (2.77%) PowerShell
8 139 (2.55%) C++
9 127 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 100 (1.84%) Python
11 87 (1.60%) VB
12 86 (1.58%) Perl
13 82 (1.51%) Ruby
14 78 (1.43%) PHP
15 75 (1.38%) Bash Shell
16 74 (1.36%) VBA
17 60 (1.10%) VBScript
18 44 (0.81%) T-SQL
19 26 (0.48%) VB.NET
20 11 (0.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5447 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 516 (9.47%) DV Cleared
3 281 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
4 242 (4.44%) Degree
5 217 (3.98%) ISTQB
6 203 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 173 (3.18%) CCNP
8 143 (2.63%) CCNA
9 142 (2.61%) ISEB
10 130 (2.39%) CISSP
11 127 (2.33%) MCSE
12 97 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 95 (1.74%) MCP
14 76 (1.40%) MCITP
15 74 (1.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 73 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
17 63 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
18 61 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 42 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 41 (0.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (4.35%) SLA
2 107 (1.96%) QA
3 73 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (1.21%) ISO 9001
5 62 (1.14%) JSP 440
6 47 (0.86%) ISO 14001
7 24 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.35%) COBIT
9 17 (0.31%) DO-178B
10 14 (0.26%) BS15000
11 10 (0.18%) BS7799
11 10 (0.18%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.13%) DO-254
13 6 (0.11%) GPG13
14 4 (0.073%) TickIT
14 4 (0.073%) P3O
15 3 (0.055%) IEC 61508
16 2 (0.037%) GAAP
17 1 (0.018%) BS25999
17 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 441 (8.10%) Active Directory
2 236 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (1.74%) vSphere
4 79 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 64 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 50 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 45 (0.83%) XenApp
8 41 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 40 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
10 31 (0.57%) XenServer
11 30 (0.55%) Firmware
12 29 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
13 25 (0.46%) XenDesktop
14 20 (0.37%) Nmap
15 13 (0.24%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.22%) Samba
17 11 (0.20%) NFS
18 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 9 (0.17%) vCloud
20 8 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 168 (3.08%) SCCM
2 128 (2.35%) Puppet
3 113 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
4 62 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (1.01%) SCOM
6 51 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 49 (0.90%) Ansible
8 46 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 42 (0.77%) OpenView
10 33 (0.61%) NetBackup
10 33 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 33 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 30 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
12 27 (0.50%) OVSD
13 25 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
13 25 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 23 (0.42%) Nessus
15 22 (0.40%) ARCserve
16 20 (0.37%) Nagios
17 19 (0.35%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1049 (19.26%) Microsoft
2 780 (14.32%) Oracle
3 580 (10.65%) HP
4 436 (8.00%) Cisco
5 425 (7.80%) VMware
6 264 (4.85%) Citrix
7 177 (3.25%) Red Hat
8 147 (2.70%) Juniper
9 113 (2.07%) McAfee
10 103 (1.89%) CheckPoint
11 100 (1.84%) IBM
12 92 (1.69%) Remedy
13 83 (1.52%) SAP
14 76 (1.40%) CA
15 74 (1.36%) F5
16 65 (1.19%) Symantec
17 57 (1.05%) EMC
18 48 (0.88%) Dell
18 48 (0.88%) Brocade
19 47 (0.86%) NetApp
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 - £19.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £435 - £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago