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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 35 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2408 1695 1995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.81% 3.49% 3.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.92% 19.78% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 844 1035
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £374
% change year-on-year
- -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 108 163
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.48 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.37 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- -19.19%
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
9289 8569 9473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.55% 17.65% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 4747 4955
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 448 588
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.18 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 777 £375 +4.31% 105
London +81 563 £440 +3.52% 54
South West -1 405 £388 +3.33% 48
North West +10 186 £350 -2.77% 29
West Midlands +21 142 £300 -21.87% 12
East of England +39 123 £375 +25.52% 21
East Midlands +40 87 £330 -8.96% 5
North East +3 63 £350 -27.46% 1
Yorkshire +5 51 £355 +102.85% 15
Midlands +19 17 £350 -22.22% 1
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4993 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 996 (19.95%) Windows
3 980 (19.63%) Microsoft
4 766 (15.34%) Oracle
5 647 (12.96%) ITIL
6 612 (12.26%) SQL
7 561 (11.24%) HP
8 485 (9.71%) Project Management
9 449 (8.99%) .NET
10 442 (8.85%) MS Excel
11 433 (8.67%) Finance
12 430 (8.61%) DV Cleared
13 385 (7.71%) Active Directory
14 373 (7.47%) UNIX
15 370 (7.41%) PRINCE2
16 366 (7.33%) Linux
17 335 (6.71%) SQL Server
18 330 (6.61%) SharePoint
19 326 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
20 320 (6.41%) C#
21 314 (6.29%) Cisco
22 312 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
23 304 (6.09%) MS Office
24 302 (6.05%) ISTQB
25 301 (6.03%) Service Management
26 300 (6.01%) JavaScript
27 297 (5.95%) VMware
28 284 (5.69%) Java
28 284 (5.69%) Windows 7
29 275 (5.51%) ASP.NET

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 330 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 202 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 81 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 67 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 60 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
6 58 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 58 (1.16%) Apache
6 58 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 51 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 49 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 47 (0.94%) Lync
10 43 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
11 42 (0.84%) IIS
12 41 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 31 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 30 (0.60%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.56%) Confluence
16 22 (0.44%) K2 blackpearl
17 21 (0.42%) Tomcat
18 20 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 442 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 304 (6.09%) MS Office
3 198 (3.97%) MS Project
4 59 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 51 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.20%) Simulink
9 9 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
11 6 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 5 (0.10%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.060%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.060%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.060%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.040%) Windchill
14 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.020%) Stateflow
15 1 (0.020%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 217 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 94 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 92 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 65 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
5 44 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
6 41 (0.82%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 40 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
8 39 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
9 38 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
10 32 (0.64%) TRIRIGA
11 30 (0.60%) Summit
12 25 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
13 21 (0.42%) Oracle Payroll
13 21 (0.42%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 17 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
15 15 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
16 14 (0.28%) ResourceLink
16 14 (0.28%) assyst
17 13 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
18 11 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (0.48%) SaaS
3 22 (0.44%) IaaS
3 22 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
5 10 (0.20%) PaaS
6 4 (0.080%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 219 (4.39%) Firewall
2 206 (4.13%) LAN
3 200 (4.01%) SAN
4 174 (3.48%) DNS
5 165 (3.30%) WAN
6 144 (2.88%) TCP/IP
7 121 (2.42%) DHCP
8 99 (1.98%) VPN
9 98 (1.96%) Network Security
10 68 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
11 64 (1.28%) LDAP
12 57 (1.14%) Internet
13 54 (1.08%) SSL
14 47 (0.94%) MPLS
15 46 (0.92%) HTTP
16 44 (0.88%) VLAN
17 38 (0.76%) HTTPS
18 36 (0.72%) NAS
18 36 (0.72%) Wireless
19 33 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 208 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 137 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
4 94 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 85 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 72 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 68 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
8 62 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 61 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
10 60 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
11 50 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 48 (0.96%) Relational Database
13 47 (0.94%) MySQL
14 46 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (0.58%) RDBMS
15 29 (0.58%) DB2
16 28 (0.56%) Big Data
17 23 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
17 23 (0.46%) DTS
17 23 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 103 (2.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 74 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 69 (1.38%) Jenkins
4 57 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 56 (1.12%) LoadRunner
6 55 (1.10%) MSI
7 47 (0.94%) Selenium
8 44 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
9 41 (0.82%) JIRA
10 39 (0.78%) Subversion
11 35 (0.70%) Git (software)
12 30 (0.60%) JMeter
13 29 (0.58%) Maven
14 25 (0.50%) NUnit
15 24 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
15 24 (0.48%) ClearCase
15 24 (0.48%) JUnit
16 23 (0.46%) Eclipse
17 19 (0.38%) Ant
17 19 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 433 (8.67%) Finance
2 216 (4.33%) Telecoms
3 122 (2.44%) Military
4 89 (1.78%) Back Office
5 42 (0.84%) Legal
6 38 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 26 (0.52%) Publishing
8 24 (0.48%) General Ledger
8 24 (0.48%) Local Government
9 21 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 21 (0.42%) Front Office
10 19 (0.38%) Avionics
11 17 (0.34%) Billing
12 15 (0.30%) Banking
13 14 (0.28%) Marketing
13 14 (0.28%) Law
14 12 (0.24%) Electronics
15 10 (0.20%) Automotive
16 9 (0.18%) Retail
17 3 (0.060%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 620 (12.42%) Analyst
2 563 (11.28%) Developer
3 399 (7.99%) Consultant
4 392 (7.85%) Architect
5 360 (7.21%) Project Manager
6 187 (3.75%) Test Analyst
7 179 (3.59%) Support Engineer
8 132 (2.64%) Network Engineer
9 129 (2.58%) Desktop Support
10 126 (2.52%) Tester
11 120 (2.40%) Administrator
12 116 (2.32%) Test Manager
13 115 (2.30%) Business Analyst
14 106 (2.12%) DBA
15 101 (2.02%) .NET Developer
16 100 (2.00%) Desktop Engineer
17 93 (1.86%) Technical Architect
18 89 (1.78%) Support Analyst
19 80 (1.60%) Designer
19 80 (1.60%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (8.99%) .NET
2 275 (5.51%) ASP.NET
3 266 (5.33%) HTML
4 212 (4.25%) JSP
5 152 (3.04%) XML
6 147 (2.94%) Web Services
7 102 (2.04%) CSS
8 85 (1.70%) Middleware
9 65 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 54 (1.08%) Spring
11 51 (1.02%) HTML5
12 45 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (0.84%) REST
14 40 (0.80%) CSS3
15 37 (0.74%) J2EE
16 34 (0.68%) jQuery
17 33 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 31 (0.62%) WCF
19 27 (0.54%) SOAP
20 26 (0.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 188 (3.77%) Management Information System
2 114 (2.28%) Blackberry
3 113 (2.26%) Open Source
4 82 (1.64%) CESG
5 68 (1.36%) Clustering
6 58 (1.16%) RMADS
7 57 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 55 (1.10%) CMDB
9 45 (0.90%) PKI
10 42 (0.84%) CESG CLAS
11 38 (0.76%) Statistics
12 36 (0.72%) GIS
13 29 (0.58%) Economics
14 27 (0.54%) Replication
15 25 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (0.48%) Data Integration
16 24 (0.48%) Fat Client
16 24 (0.48%) Thin Client
17 21 (0.42%) Visualisation
18 14 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 996 (19.95%) Windows
2 373 (7.47%) UNIX
3 366 (7.33%) Linux
4 326 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 312 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 284 (5.69%) Windows 7
7 232 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 74 (1.48%) Solaris
9 72 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 62 (1.24%) Windows 2000
11 53 (1.06%) Windows Vista
12 47 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 41 (0.82%) CentOS
14 30 (0.60%) AIX
15 28 (0.56%) Android
16 25 (0.50%) Ubuntu
17 22 (0.44%) Windows 8
18 15 (0.30%) HPUX
19 14 (0.28%) Apple iOS
20 9 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (12.96%) ITIL
2 485 (9.71%) Project Management
3 370 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 301 (6.03%) Service Management
5 275 (5.51%) Migration
6 265 (5.31%) CRM
7 238 (4.77%) Service Delivery
8 237 (4.75%) Test Scripting
9 225 (4.51%) Scrum
10 218 (4.37%) Configuration Management
11 201 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
12 193 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 152 (3.04%) Risk Management
14 146 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 140 (2.80%) Change Management
16 129 (2.58%) Workflow
17 124 (2.48%) Software Engineering
18 115 (2.30%) Test Strategy
19 114 (2.28%) UML
19 114 (2.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 612 (12.26%) SQL
2 320 (6.41%) C#
3 300 (6.01%) JavaScript
4 284 (5.69%) Java
5 172 (3.44%) C
6 144 (2.88%) VB
7 128 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 108 (2.16%) PowerShell
9 87 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 79 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 67 (1.34%) C++
12 62 (1.24%) Python
12 62 (1.24%) PHP
13 58 (1.16%) VBA
14 50 (1.00%) Ruby
14 50 (1.00%) Perl
15 48 (0.96%) VBScript
16 41 (0.82%) VB.NET
17 24 (0.48%) Bash Shell
18 18 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4993 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 430 (8.61%) DV Cleared
3 302 (6.05%) ISTQB
4 172 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
5 161 (3.22%) ISEB
6 159 (3.18%) Degree
7 137 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 129 (2.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 115 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 96 (1.92%) CCNP
10 96 (1.92%) CCNA
11 77 (1.54%) MCP
12 71 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 69 (1.38%) MCSE
14 68 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 66 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
16 64 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
17 52 (1.04%) CISSP
18 44 (0.88%) BC Cleared
19 36 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (4.95%) SLA
2 149 (2.98%) QA
3 59 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (0.98%) JSP 440
5 46 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 31 (0.62%) ISO 14001
7 20 (0.40%) DO-178B
8 16 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.28%) BS15000
10 12 (0.24%) P3O
10 12 (0.24%) COBIT
11 10 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.16%) BS7799
13 6 (0.12%) GPG13
14 2 (0.040%) BS25999
15 1 (0.020%) GxP
15 1 (0.020%) WCAG
15 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.020%) DO-254
System Software
1 385 (7.71%) Active Directory
2 188 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 81 (1.62%) XenApp
5 77 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 54 (1.08%) vSphere
7 41 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 39 (0.78%) VMware ESX
9 34 (0.68%) XenServer
10 33 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 29 (0.58%) NFS
13 27 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
14 22 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
14 22 (0.44%) Nmap
15 20 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 17 (0.34%) ISA Server
17 12 (0.24%) ProxySG
17 12 (0.24%) Terminal Services
18 11 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 178 (3.56%) SCCM
2 127 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
3 48 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 44 (0.88%) SCOM
5 43 (0.86%) Puppet
6 36 (0.72%) OpenView
7 31 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 29 (0.58%) HP UCMDB
9 28 (0.56%) Backup Exec
10 25 (0.50%) OVSD
10 25 (0.50%) Nessus
11 24 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
11 24 (0.48%) Data Guard
11 24 (0.48%) WSUS
12 23 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
13 22 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 19 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
15 18 (0.36%) Tivoli
16 17 (0.34%) SCOrch
17 16 (0.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 980 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 766 (15.34%) Oracle
3 561 (11.24%) HP
4 314 (6.29%) Cisco
5 297 (5.95%) VMware
6 262 (5.25%) Citrix
7 117 (2.34%) SAP
8 102 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 102 (2.04%) Juniper
9 100 (2.00%) CheckPoint
10 88 (1.76%) McAfee
11 85 (1.70%) IBM
12 69 (1.38%) Remedy
13 67 (1.34%) EMC
14 66 (1.32%) F5
15 62 (1.24%) CA
16 54 (1.08%) Dell
17 51 (1.02%) AppSense
18 48 (0.96%) Lumension
19 47 (0.94%) Symantec
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