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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 35 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2547 1504 1878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.87% 3.12% 3.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.44% 18.07% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 769 971
Average daily rate
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£389 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 77 147
Average hourly rate £21.73 £18.55 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -28.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
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
10011 8323 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.16% 17.26% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4713 4945
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 391 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +12 813 £375 +2.73% 130
London +91 569 £440 -2.22% 54
South West +2 488 £380 +3.55% 73
North West +7 189 £400 +11.11% 22
West Midlands +24 134 £325 -21.21% 12
East of England +42 127 £381 +27.61% 17
East Midlands +29 94 £345 -0.71% 6
Yorkshire +34 74 £310 +77.14% 11
North East +5 62 £353 -25.73% 6
Midlands +11 15 £350 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5057 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 998 (19.74%) Windows
3 989 (19.56%) Microsoft
4 760 (15.03%) Oracle
5 661 (13.07%) ITIL
6 641 (12.68%) SQL
7 582 (11.51%) HP
8 488 (9.65%) Project Management
9 473 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
10 459 (9.08%) MS Excel
11 433 (8.56%) .NET
12 429 (8.48%) DV Cleared
13 422 (8.34%) Finance
14 399 (7.89%) Linux
15 384 (7.59%) Active Directory
16 371 (7.34%) PRINCE2
17 363 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
18 359 (7.10%) Cisco
19 356 (7.04%) UNIX
20 324 (6.41%) Service Management
21 321 (6.35%) Java
22 320 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
23 318 (6.29%) SharePoint
24 316 (6.25%) SQL Server
25 312 (6.17%) C#
26 307 (6.07%) VMware
27 306 (6.05%) MS Office
28 303 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
29 298 (5.89%) ISTQB
30 296 (5.85%) JavaScript

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 318 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 189 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 73 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 68 (1.34%) Apache
5 64 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 62 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 61 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
8 59 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 52 (1.03%) IIS
10 51 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 50 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
12 47 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
12 47 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
13 31 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 29 (0.57%) Lync
15 28 (0.55%) Confluence
16 25 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 23 (0.45%) Tomcat
17 23 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
18 22 (0.44%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 459 (9.08%) MS Excel
2 306 (6.05%) MS Office
3 216 (4.27%) MS Project
4 57 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 53 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 8 (0.16%) Simulink
11 6 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
11 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.099%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.059%) SPSS
13 3 (0.059%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.040%) Windchill
14 2 (0.040%) Mathematica
15 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 220 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 99 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 78 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 59 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
5 43 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
6 40 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
7 39 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
8 38 (0.75%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 37 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
10 32 (0.63%) TRIRIGA
11 31 (0.61%) Summit
12 28 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
13 22 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
14 19 (0.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
15 17 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
16 16 (0.32%) ResourceLink
16 16 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
17 15 (0.30%) assyst
18 12 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
18 12 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (0.53%) SaaS
3 20 (0.40%) IaaS
4 16 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
5 11 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.14%) Office 365
7 6 (0.12%) PaaS
8 2 (0.040%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.040%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.020%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.020%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.020%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.020%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 289 (5.71%) Firewall
2 223 (4.41%) LAN
3 212 (4.19%) SAN
4 184 (3.64%) WAN
5 183 (3.62%) DNS
6 178 (3.52%) TCP/IP
7 130 (2.57%) DHCP
8 124 (2.45%) Network Security
9 100 (1.98%) VPN
10 85 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
11 79 (1.56%) LDAP
12 71 (1.40%) MPLS
13 67 (1.32%) Internet
14 61 (1.21%) SSL
14 61 (1.21%) OSPF
15 50 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
16 48 (0.95%) VLAN
17 47 (0.93%) HTTP
18 38 (0.75%) HTTPS
18 38 (0.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 190 (3.76%) Oracle Database
3 142 (2.81%) Oracle Reports
4 89 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 86 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 77 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 65 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 60 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
9 57 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 54 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 49 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 46 (0.91%) Relational Database
13 40 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 38 (0.75%) MySQL
14 38 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
15 29 (0.57%) DB2
16 25 (0.49%) Big Data
17 24 (0.47%) Oracle OWB
18 22 (0.44%) Hadoop
18 22 (0.44%) DTS
Development Applications
1 94 (1.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 81 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 61 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (1.07%) MSI
4 54 (1.07%) LoadRunner
5 50 (0.99%) Selenium
6 49 (0.97%) Visual Studio
7 44 (0.87%) Git (software)
8 42 (0.83%) JIRA
9 40 (0.79%) Subversion
10 36 (0.71%) Maven
10 36 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
11 34 (0.67%) JUnit
12 31 (0.61%) Eclipse
13 30 (0.59%) JMeter
14 26 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
15 22 (0.44%) ClearCase
16 20 (0.40%) NUnit
17 19 (0.38%) Ant
17 19 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 422 (8.34%) Finance
2 239 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 129 (2.55%) Military
4 83 (1.64%) Back Office
5 47 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 45 (0.89%) Legal
7 28 (0.55%) Publishing
8 26 (0.51%) Local Government
9 23 (0.45%) General Ledger
9 23 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 23 (0.45%) Law
10 19 (0.38%) Front Office
11 18 (0.36%) Avionics
11 18 (0.36%) Billing
12 16 (0.32%) Marketing
13 14 (0.28%) Banking
14 10 (0.20%) Electronics
14 10 (0.20%) Automotive
15 6 (0.12%) Retail
16 4 (0.079%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 612 (12.10%) Analyst
2 593 (11.73%) Developer
3 397 (7.85%) Consultant
4 385 (7.61%) Architect
5 362 (7.16%) Project Manager
6 172 (3.40%) Support Engineer
7 169 (3.34%) Test Analyst
8 148 (2.93%) Network Engineer
9 128 (2.53%) Administrator
10 122 (2.41%) Desktop Support
11 117 (2.31%) Tester
12 112 (2.21%) Business Analyst
13 107 (2.12%) Test Manager
14 98 (1.94%) DBA
15 97 (1.92%) Support Analyst
16 93 (1.84%) Desktop Engineer
17 92 (1.82%) .NET Developer
18 91 (1.80%) Java Developer
19 90 (1.78%) Technical Architect
20 85 (1.68%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (8.56%) .NET
2 268 (5.30%) HTML
3 263 (5.20%) ASP.NET
4 220 (4.35%) JSP
5 152 (3.01%) XML
6 141 (2.79%) Web Services
7 102 (2.02%) CSS
8 80 (1.58%) Middleware
9 57 (1.13%) .NET Framework
10 53 (1.05%) Spring
11 49 (0.97%) HTML5
12 42 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
13 41 (0.81%) J2EE
14 39 (0.77%) REST
15 38 (0.75%) jQuery
15 38 (0.75%) CSS3
16 31 (0.61%) SOAP
17 29 (0.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 28 (0.55%) Application Packaging
18 28 (0.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 363 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (3.72%) Management Information System
3 107 (2.12%) Open Source
3 107 (2.12%) Blackberry
4 86 (1.70%) CESG
5 78 (1.54%) Clustering
6 72 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 61 (1.21%) RMADS
8 54 (1.07%) CMDB
9 49 (0.97%) CESG CLAS
10 45 (0.89%) PKI
11 39 (0.77%) User Experience
12 37 (0.73%) Statistics
13 31 (0.61%) Replication
13 31 (0.61%) GIS
14 27 (0.53%) Economics
15 23 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
15 23 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.44%) Visualisation
17 21 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 998 (19.74%) Windows
2 399 (7.89%) Linux
3 356 (7.04%) UNIX
4 320 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 303 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 268 (5.30%) Windows 7
7 212 (4.19%) Windows XP
8 82 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (1.42%) Solaris
10 65 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (1.17%) Windows 2000
12 57 (1.13%) CentOS
13 55 (1.09%) Windows Vista
14 29 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 28 (0.55%) Ubuntu
16 27 (0.53%) AIX
17 25 (0.49%) Android
18 19 (0.38%) HPUX
19 15 (0.30%) Mac OS X
20 11 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (13.07%) ITIL
2 488 (9.65%) Project Management
3 473 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
4 371 (7.34%) PRINCE2
5 324 (6.41%) Service Management
6 274 (5.42%) Migration
7 251 (4.96%) CRM
8 246 (4.86%) Service Delivery
9 224 (4.43%) Scrum
10 222 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 220 (4.35%) Configuration Management
12 218 (4.31%) Test Scripting
13 184 (3.64%) Risk Management
14 140 (2.77%) Workflow
15 137 (2.71%) Change Management
16 128 (2.53%) Problem Management
17 123 (2.43%) Knowledge Management
18 122 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
19 119 (2.35%) Information Security
20 118 (2.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 641 (12.68%) SQL
2 321 (6.35%) Java
3 312 (6.17%) C#
4 296 (5.85%) JavaScript
5 184 (3.64%) C
6 141 (2.79%) VB
7 122 (2.41%) PL/SQL
8 104 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 76 (1.50%) T-SQL
10 73 (1.44%) C++
11 71 (1.40%) Shell Script
12 67 (1.32%) PHP
13 65 (1.29%) Python
14 60 (1.19%) VBA
15 54 (1.07%) Perl
16 53 (1.05%) Ruby
17 39 (0.77%) VBScript
18 30 (0.59%) VB.NET
19 29 (0.57%) Bash Shell
20 23 (0.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5057 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 429 (8.48%) DV Cleared
3 298 (5.89%) ISTQB
4 222 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
5 189 (3.74%) Degree
6 162 (3.20%) ISEB
7 137 (2.71%) CCNP
8 132 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 131 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 129 (2.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 116 (2.29%) CCNA
12 80 (1.58%) MCSE
13 78 (1.54%) MCP
14 75 (1.48%) CISSP
15 72 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
16 66 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 65 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
18 63 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 42 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 41 (0.81%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (5.36%) SLA
2 153 (3.03%) QA
3 69 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (1.13%) JSP 440
5 45 (0.89%) ISO 9001
6 32 (0.63%) ISO 14001
7 24 (0.47%) DO-178B
8 20 (0.40%) COBIT
9 16 (0.32%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.30%) BS15000
11 13 (0.26%) P3O
12 11 (0.22%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.16%) BS7799
14 6 (0.12%) GPG13
15 3 (0.059%) DO-254
16 2 (0.040%) WCAG
16 2 (0.040%) BS25999
17 1 (0.020%) GxP
System Software
1 384 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 184 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 68 (1.34%) vSphere
5 64 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 58 (1.15%) XenApp
7 47 (0.93%) VMware ESX
8 40 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (0.67%) XenDesktop
10 30 (0.59%) XenServer
11 28 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 27 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
13 25 (0.49%) NFS
14 22 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
14 22 (0.44%) Nmap
15 19 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 16 (0.32%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.22%) Terminal Services
17 11 (0.22%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 171 (3.38%) SCCM
2 118 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 61 (1.21%) Puppet
4 45 (0.89%) SCOM
5 44 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 40 (0.79%) OpenView
7 30 (0.59%) Backup Exec
8 29 (0.57%) NetBackup
9 28 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 27 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 27 (0.53%) HP UCMDB
11 25 (0.49%) OVSD
11 25 (0.49%) Nessus
12 24 (0.47%) Data Guard
13 23 (0.45%) ARCserve
13 23 (0.45%) WSUS
14 21 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 21 (0.42%) Tivoli
15 19 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 989 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 760 (15.03%) Oracle
3 582 (11.51%) HP
4 359 (7.10%) Cisco
5 307 (6.07%) VMware
6 260 (5.14%) Citrix
7 133 (2.63%) Juniper
8 126 (2.49%) Red Hat
9 114 (2.25%) SAP
10 103 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 92 (1.82%) IBM
12 79 (1.56%) McAfee
13 71 (1.40%) CA
14 69 (1.36%) Remedy
15 67 (1.32%) EMC
16 63 (1.25%) F5
17 58 (1.15%) Symantec
18 57 (1.13%) Brocade
19 51 (1.01%) Dell
20 47 (0.93%) Blue Coat
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £310 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £325 to £400 per day This depends on what shift is worked.
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum + attractive rates of pay
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: From £240 to £250 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Executive Resource Group Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £90 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday