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 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK / England
Rank 23 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2853 2892 2492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.82% 6.17% 5.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.95% 28.89% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1810 1792 1228
Median daily rate £438 £415 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% +5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £276 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 119 123
Median hourly rate £39.50 £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.13% +91.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.26 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £44.10 £26.31
% change year-on-year
-10.43% +67.61%

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
8658 10009 9576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.70% 21.34% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5539 6256 5554
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 402 451
Median hourly rate £30.91 £35.60 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% +61.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £58.20 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +2 944 £425 +4.61% 72
London +1 845 £475 - 49
South West +3 433 £400 +3.89% 40
North West -3 151 £473 +14.33% 11
West Midlands +1 133 £410 -3.52% 17
North East +3 112 £335 -4.28% 7
East of England -10 81 £313 -13.79% 4
East Midlands +3 79 £425 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire -29 43 £500 +11.11% 7
Midlands +7 7 £250 -50.00%
South Coast - 1 £500 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 5756 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1124 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1010 (17.55%) Windows
4 921 (16.00%) Linux
5 882 (15.32%) Microsoft
6 811 (14.09%) ITIL
7 656 (11.40%) Oracle
8 642 (11.15%) VMware
9 600 (10.42%) Cisco
10 525 (9.12%) Firewall
11 516 (8.96%) Finance
12 514 (8.93%) Active Directory
13 504 (8.76%) Project Management
14 502 (8.72%) Java
15 497 (8.63%) DV Cleared
16 485 (8.43%) DevOps
17 467 (8.11%) SQL
18 465 (8.08%) Migration
19 432 (7.51%) Service Management
20 419 (7.28%) Scrum
21 414 (7.19%) LAN
22 412 (7.16%) Unix
23 400 (6.95%) Windows Server
24 388 (6.74%) MS Excel
25 375 (6.51%) WAN
26 347 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
27 345 (5.99%) Configuration Management
28 326 (5.66%) DNS
28 326 (5.66%) Puppet
29 322 (5.59%) Amazon AWS

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
1 264 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 172 (2.99%) Confluence
3 153 (2.66%) Apache
4 107 (1.86%) MS Exchange
5 101 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 92 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 90 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 89 (1.55%) JBoss
8 89 (1.55%) Skype for Business
9 83 (1.44%) WebLogic
10 76 (1.32%) WebSphere
11 66 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 58 (1.01%) OpenStack
13 54 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
14 52 (0.90%) nginx
15 46 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
16 43 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 41 (0.71%) IIS
18 39 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
19 37 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 388 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 313 (5.44%) MS Office
3 201 (3.49%) MS Project
4 89 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 81 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.69%) HipChat
7 18 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.24%) Simulink
9 8 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.052%) Revit
11 3 (0.052%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.052%) Windchill
12 2 (0.035%) InVision
12 2 (0.035%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.035%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.017%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.017%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 90 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 82 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 77 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 66 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 47 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
6 22 (0.38%) Primavera
7 20 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
8 18 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
9 16 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
9 16 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
10 15 (0.26%) SAP HR
11 13 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
12 12 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (0.19%) SAP ERP
14 8 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
14 8 (0.14%) SAP CO
14 8 (0.14%) SAP FI
14 8 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
14 8 (0.14%) SAP HCM
14 8 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 322 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 246 (4.27%) Office 365
3 185 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 135 (2.35%) IaaS
5 123 (2.14%) PaaS
6 69 (1.20%) GitHub
7 54 (0.94%) SaaS
8 44 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 38 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 22 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (0.26%) Route 53
14 14 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
16 12 (0.21%) OneDrive
17 10 (0.17%) Trello
18 9 (0.16%) Heroku
19 7 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 525 (9.12%) Firewall
2 414 (7.19%) LAN
3 375 (6.51%) WAN
4 326 (5.66%) DNS
5 276 (4.79%) TCP/IP
6 215 (3.74%) VPN
7 163 (2.83%) DHCP
8 144 (2.50%) Network Security
9 137 (2.38%) Wireless
10 125 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
11 121 (2.10%) HTTP
12 110 (1.91%) SAN
13 106 (1.84%) LDAP
14 99 (1.72%) SSL
14 99 (1.72%) VoIP
15 92 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 86 (1.49%) Internet
17 83 (1.44%) SSH
18 74 (1.29%) Skype
19 62 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
2 253 (4.40%) SQL Server
3 224 (3.89%) Oracle Database
4 186 (3.23%) Hadoop
5 101 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 97 (1.69%) Big Data
7 89 (1.55%) Relational Database
8 84 (1.46%) MySQL
9 69 (1.20%) MongoDB
10 63 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
11 53 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
12 49 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
13 47 (0.82%) HBase
13 47 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
14 45 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
15 44 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 40 (0.69%) Redis
17 36 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
18 35 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
18 35 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 318 (5.52%) Git (software)
2 303 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 300 (5.21%) JIRA
4 99 (1.72%) Maven
5 85 (1.48%) Bitbucket
6 84 (1.46%) JUnit
7 82 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 80 (1.39%) Visual Studio
9 77 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 71 (1.23%) Cucumber
10 71 (1.23%) Selenium
11 56 (0.97%) Ant
12 52 (0.90%) SonarQube
12 52 (0.90%) Subversion
13 51 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
14 50 (0.87%) JIRA Agile
15 46 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
16 42 (0.73%) Liquibase
17 32 (0.56%) SpecFlow
18 29 (0.50%) Gradle
General
1 516 (8.96%) Finance
2 234 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 141 (2.45%) Manufacturing
4 108 (1.88%) Electronics
5 99 (1.72%) Marketing
6 76 (1.32%) Legal
7 67 (1.16%) Military
8 65 (1.13%) Law
9 49 (0.85%) Aerospace
10 23 (0.40%) Retail
11 18 (0.31%) Publishing
12 13 (0.23%) Local Government
13 9 (0.16%) Avionics
14 8 (0.14%) Billing
15 7 (0.12%) Back Office
15 7 (0.12%) Banking
15 7 (0.12%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.10%) Advertising
17 5 (0.087%) Automotive
18 4 (0.069%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 710 (12.33%) Architect
2 703 (12.21%) Developer
3 563 (9.78%) Analyst
4 436 (7.57%) Consultant
5 301 (5.23%) Project Manager
6 257 (4.46%) Network Engineer
7 228 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 208 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 174 (3.02%) Java Developer
10 157 (2.73%) Support Engineer
11 137 (2.38%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 120 (2.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 113 (1.96%) Software Engineer
14 112 (1.95%) Technical Architect
15 108 (1.88%) Administrator
16 97 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
17 93 (1.62%) DBA
17 93 (1.62%) Security Architect
18 90 (1.56%) Linux Engineer
19 89 (1.55%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (4.27%) HTML
2 226 (3.93%) .NET
3 215 (3.74%) CSS
4 214 (3.72%) Web Services
5 172 (2.99%) XML
6 139 (2.41%) Spring
7 137 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
8 131 (2.28%) REST
9 119 (2.07%) AngularJS
10 115 (2.00%) HTML5
11 99 (1.72%) Middleware
12 98 (1.70%) RESTful
13 88 (1.53%) CSS3
14 80 (1.39%) jQuery
15 72 (1.25%) Node.js
16 70 (1.22%) Ajax
17 69 (1.20%) SOAP
18 67 (1.16%) Software Packaging
19 66 (1.15%) .NET Framework
20 64 (1.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 299 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 226 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 123 (2.14%) PKI
5 73 (1.27%) User Experience
6 70 (1.22%) CESG
7 65 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 64 (1.11%) Replication
9 54 (0.94%) Clustering
10 49 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 47 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 44 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
13 40 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
14 39 (0.68%) Blackberry
15 38 (0.66%) Driving Licence
15 38 (0.66%) Public Cloud
16 37 (0.64%) Private Cloud
16 37 (0.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 34 (0.59%) EMC VNX
18 33 (0.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1010 (17.55%) Windows
2 921 (16.00%) Linux
3 412 (7.16%) Unix
4 400 (6.95%) Windows Server
5 286 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 212 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (3.02%) CentOS
8 167 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 142 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 140 (2.43%) Windows 7
11 116 (2.02%) Windows 10
12 83 (1.44%) Ubuntu
13 77 (1.34%) Solaris
14 75 (1.30%) AIX
15 47 (0.82%) Android
16 40 (0.69%) CoreOS
17 38 (0.66%) Apple iOS
18 35 (0.61%) Windows XP
19 28 (0.49%) Windows 8
20 26 (0.45%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1124 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
2 811 (14.09%) ITIL
3 504 (8.76%) Project Management
4 485 (8.43%) DevOps
5 465 (8.08%) Migration
6 432 (7.51%) Service Management
7 419 (7.28%) Scrum
8 345 (5.99%) Configuration Management
9 284 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 280 (4.86%) PRINCE2
11 274 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
12 241 (4.19%) Open Source
13 236 (4.10%) Programme Management
14 223 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
15 216 (3.75%) Risk Management
16 208 (3.61%) Change Management
17 205 (3.56%) Software Engineering
18 198 (3.44%) Cybersecurity
19 197 (3.42%) Service Delivery
20 174 (3.02%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 502 (8.72%) Java
2 467 (8.11%) SQL
3 315 (5.47%) JavaScript
4 241 (4.19%) PowerShell
5 238 (4.13%) C
6 235 (4.08%) C#
7 195 (3.39%) Python
8 157 (2.73%) Shell Script
9 146 (2.54%) Ruby
10 136 (2.36%) Bash Shell
11 131 (2.28%) C++
12 103 (1.79%) Perl
13 82 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 76 (1.32%) VB
15 60 (1.04%) Go
16 58 (1.01%) PHP
17 57 (0.99%) VBScript
18 41 (0.71%) Scala
19 32 (0.56%) F#
20 26 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5756 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 497 (8.63%) DV Cleared
3 320 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 222 (3.86%) Degree
5 220 (3.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 208 (3.61%) CCNP
7 140 (2.43%) CCNA
8 119 (2.07%) CISSP
9 105 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 104 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
11 91 (1.58%) CCIE
12 73 (1.27%) ISEB
13 66 (1.15%) BC Cleared
14 56 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 52 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
16 49 (0.85%) CCSA
17 47 (0.82%) APMP
17 47 (0.82%) CCDP
18 45 (0.78%) PMP
19 44 (0.76%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (2.28%) QA
2 119 (2.07%) SLA
3 82 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 50 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 42 (0.73%) JSP 440
7 41 (0.71%) Data Quality
8 40 (0.69%) RMADS
9 26 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 17 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.21%) Def Stans
12 9 (0.16%) COBIT
12 9 (0.16%) DO-178B
13 7 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 7 (0.12%) ISO22301
14 6 (0.10%) DO-254
14 6 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
14 6 (0.10%) MISRA
15 5 (0.087%) ARP4754
15 5 (0.087%) ARP4761
System Software
1 514 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 347 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 299 (5.19%) Docker
4 109 (1.89%) vSphere
5 96 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 92 (1.60%) vCloud
7 64 (1.11%) XenApp
8 63 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
9 58 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 48 (0.83%) Squid
11 47 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 43 (0.75%) Postfix
13 35 (0.61%) VMware ESX
14 34 (0.59%) XenDesktop
15 29 (0.50%) Firmware
16 25 (0.43%) HDFS
16 25 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
17 17 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
18 16 (0.28%) KVM
18 16 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 326 (5.66%) Puppet
2 229 (3.98%) Ansible
3 162 (2.81%) Kubernetes
4 156 (2.71%) SCCM
5 143 (2.48%) Terraform
6 139 (2.41%) ZABBIX
7 97 (1.69%) logstash
8 80 (1.39%) Kibana
9 62 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
10 56 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
10 56 (0.97%) Rancher
11 55 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 54 (0.94%) SCOM
13 44 (0.76%) FortiGate
14 43 (0.75%) Consul
15 39 (0.68%) HP SiteScope
15 39 (0.68%) QRadar
16 38 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 36 (0.63%) Packer
18 34 (0.59%) yum
Vendors
1 882 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 656 (11.40%) Oracle
3 642 (11.15%) VMware
4 600 (10.42%) Cisco
5 290 (5.04%) Red Hat
6 274 (4.76%) HP
7 244 (4.24%) Juniper
8 190 (3.30%) SAP
9 168 (2.92%) CheckPoint
10 149 (2.59%) IBM
11 145 (2.52%) F5
12 123 (2.14%) Citrix
13 101 (1.75%) Intel Security
14 96 (1.67%) Atlassian
15 83 (1.44%) Remedy
16 74 (1.29%) EMC
17 70 (1.22%) Fortinet
18 67 (1.16%) CA
18 67 (1.16%) Splunk
19 63 (1.09%) ServiceNow
London
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 50 minutes ago
London
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17 - £17.77 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £18 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: Up to £48 per hour depending upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago