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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 39 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2290 2489 1856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.49% 5.11% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.27% 26.77% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1293 963
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 93 97
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.50 £13.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -2.32%
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
9435 9299 8108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.52% 19.08% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5573 5437 4378
Average daily rate £399 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 428 465
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 845 £390 +9.85% 91
London -7 512 £425 -1.90% 72
South West -4 306 £375 +7.14% 39
North West +1 218 £393 +15.10% 42
North East 0 91 £300 +7.14% 2
East of England +7 89 £363 -3.33% 15
East Midlands +5 81 £422 +20.53% 5
West Midlands -29 69 £400 - 26
Yorkshire -6 56 £355 +9.23% 8
Midlands -6 8 £550 +57.14%
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 4765 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1033 (21.68%) Windows
3 846 (17.75%) Microsoft
4 636 (13.35%) ITIL
5 602 (12.63%) SQL
6 578 (12.13%) Oracle
7 572 (12.00%) Linux
8 554 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
9 497 (10.43%) Project Management
10 472 (9.91%) DV Cleared
11 447 (9.38%) Java
12 439 (9.21%) Finance
13 426 (8.94%) HP
14 411 (8.63%) MS Excel
15 410 (8.60%) UNIX
15 410 (8.60%) Active Directory
16 403 (8.46%) Cisco
17 397 (8.33%) VMware
18 391 (8.21%) Migration
19 340 (7.14%) SQL Server
20 314 (6.59%) PRINCE2
21 308 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
22 281 (5.90%) MS Office
23 279 (5.86%) Service Management
24 278 (5.83%) HTML
25 277 (5.81%) .NET
25 277 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
26 261 (5.48%) Firewall
27 257 (5.39%) JavaScript
28 249 (5.23%) Data Centre

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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
1 243 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 139 (2.92%) MS Exchange
3 82 (1.72%) JBoss
4 78 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (1.62%) Apache
6 69 (1.45%) WebLogic
7 57 (1.20%) IIS
8 55 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 49 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 48 (1.01%) Lync
10 48 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
11 46 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
12 37 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
13 35 (0.73%) CMS
14 31 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
14 31 (0.65%) Confluence
15 26 (0.55%) SAS
16 24 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
17 22 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
18 21 (0.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 411 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 281 (5.90%) MS Office
3 153 (3.21%) MS Project
4 105 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 69 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
7 13 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.25%) Fireworks
8 12 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.084%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.084%) Simulink
11 4 (0.084%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.042%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.042%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.042%) Windchill
13 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.021%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 134 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
2 110 (2.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 61 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
4 60 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 32 (0.67%) Primavera
6 20 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
7 19 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
8 16 (0.34%) Teamcenter
9 15 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
10 14 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
10 14 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
11 13 (0.27%) SAP PS
11 13 (0.27%) Summit
12 12 (0.25%) SAP PP
12 12 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
12 12 (0.25%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
14 8 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
14 8 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.01%) Office 365
2 30 (0.63%) PaaS
3 29 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (0.50%) GitHub
5 23 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (0.36%) IaaS
8 12 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.19%) SaaS
9 9 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.15%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.15%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.042%) Taleo
12 2 (0.042%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.021%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.021%) Boomi
13 1 (0.021%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 261 (5.48%) Firewall
2 203 (4.26%) LAN
3 201 (4.22%) WAN
4 152 (3.19%) DNS
5 134 (2.81%) TCP/IP
6 132 (2.77%) SAN
7 103 (2.16%) VPN
8 100 (2.10%) Internet
8 100 (2.10%) DHCP
9 85 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
10 71 (1.49%) Network Security
11 57 (1.20%) MPLS
12 54 (1.13%) SSL
13 53 (1.11%) LDAP
14 49 (1.03%) HTTP
15 44 (0.92%) OSPF
16 39 (0.82%) BGP
17 37 (0.78%) IPsec
18 35 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
19 34 (0.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 134 (2.81%) Oracle Database
3 89 (1.87%) MySQL
4 84 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
5 74 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 55 (1.15%) MongoDB
8 52 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 49 (1.03%) Relational Database
10 46 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
11 41 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
12 39 (0.82%) NoSQL
13 37 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
14 36 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 32 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (0.61%) Hadoop
17 26 (0.55%) Big Data
18 24 (0.50%) MS Access
19 22 (0.46%) WhereScape RED
20 21 (0.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 88 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 76 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 73 (1.53%) JIRA
4 65 (1.36%) Subversion
5 64 (1.34%) Maven
6 60 (1.26%) Visual Studio
7 55 (1.15%) Ant
8 54 (1.13%) ClearCase
9 53 (1.11%) Selenium
10 47 (0.99%) MSI
11 46 (0.97%) LoadRunner
12 44 (0.92%) SoapUI
13 43 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
14 42 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 42 (0.88%) Eclipse
15 33 (0.69%) JUnit
16 32 (0.67%) GoogleTest
17 30 (0.63%) NUnit
18 29 (0.61%) Cucumber
19 28 (0.59%) JMeter
General
1 439 (9.21%) Finance
2 189 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 97 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 93 (1.95%) Military
5 45 (0.94%) Law
6 33 (0.69%) Legal
7 31 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 25 (0.52%) Local Government
9 20 (0.42%) Publishing
10 19 (0.40%) Banking
10 19 (0.40%) Marketing
11 18 (0.38%) Electronics
12 17 (0.36%) Retail
13 13 (0.27%) General Ledger
14 12 (0.25%) Billing
15 10 (0.21%) Avionics
15 10 (0.21%) Back Office
16 4 (0.084%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.063%) Games
17 3 (0.063%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 677 (14.21%) Developer
2 510 (10.70%) Analyst
3 399 (8.37%) Architect
4 391 (8.21%) Consultant
5 342 (7.18%) Project Manager
6 158 (3.32%) Java Developer
7 141 (2.96%) Network Engineer
8 139 (2.92%) Support Engineer
9 137 (2.88%) Test Analyst
10 135 (2.83%) Software Engineer
11 108 (2.27%) Business Analyst
12 101 (2.12%) Technical Architect
13 97 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
14 91 (1.91%) Systems Engineer
14 91 (1.91%) Administrator
15 89 (1.87%) Test Manager
16 88 (1.85%) Service Manager
17 83 (1.74%) DBA
18 82 (1.72%) Tester
19 77 (1.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (5.83%) HTML
2 277 (5.81%) .NET
3 241 (5.06%) XML
4 164 (3.44%) Web Services
5 144 (3.02%) CSS
6 140 (2.94%) ASP.NET
7 133 (2.79%) JSP
8 104 (2.18%) HTML5
9 101 (2.12%) J2EE
10 88 (1.85%) SOAP
11 85 (1.78%) Spring
12 76 (1.59%) Middleware
12 76 (1.59%) jQuery
13 66 (1.39%) Ajax
14 59 (1.24%) CSS3
15 52 (1.09%) .NET Framework
16 50 (1.05%) Application Packaging
17 49 (1.03%) Apache Camel
18 46 (0.97%) XML Messaging
19 43 (0.90%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 308 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 249 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 198 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 76 (1.59%) PKI
5 57 (1.20%) User Experience
6 43 (0.90%) CESG
7 40 (0.84%) Clustering
8 35 (0.73%) Computer Science
8 35 (0.73%) Visualisation
9 34 (0.71%) Economics
10 33 (0.69%) Blackberry
11 32 (0.67%) Statistics
12 28 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (0.57%) Client/Server
14 24 (0.50%) Replication
14 24 (0.50%) RMADS
15 22 (0.46%) CESG CLAS
16 21 (0.44%) Cryptography
17 20 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
18 19 (0.40%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1033 (21.68%) Windows
2 572 (12.00%) Linux
3 410 (8.60%) UNIX
4 277 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 246 (5.16%) Windows 7
6 187 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 173 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 111 (2.33%) Solaris
8 111 (2.33%) Windows XP
9 88 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (1.20%) CentOS
11 52 (1.09%) Ubuntu
12 29 (0.61%) AIX
13 25 (0.52%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.46%) HPUX
15 19 (0.40%) Android
16 16 (0.34%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.31%) VMS
18 9 (0.19%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (13.35%) ITIL
2 554 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
3 497 (10.43%) Project Management
4 391 (8.21%) Migration
5 314 (6.59%) PRINCE2
6 279 (5.86%) Service Management
7 232 (4.87%) Configuration Management
8 210 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 195 (4.09%) Software Engineering
10 185 (3.88%) Service Delivery
11 180 (3.78%) Scrum
12 175 (3.67%) Change Management
13 171 (3.59%) UML
14 169 (3.55%) Incident Management
15 164 (3.44%) Test Scripting
15 164 (3.44%) CRM
16 155 (3.25%) Risk Management
17 143 (3.00%) Unit Testing
18 135 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
19 132 (2.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 602 (12.63%) SQL
2 447 (9.38%) Java
3 257 (5.39%) JavaScript
4 201 (4.22%) C#
5 193 (4.05%) C
6 166 (3.48%) C++
7 159 (3.34%) PL/SQL
8 139 (2.92%) PowerShell
9 123 (2.58%) Python
10 119 (2.50%) Shell Script
11 93 (1.95%) Perl
12 65 (1.36%) VB
13 62 (1.30%) Bash Shell
14 54 (1.13%) VBScript
15 46 (0.97%) VBA
15 46 (0.97%) PHP
16 36 (0.76%) Ruby
17 27 (0.57%) VB.NET
18 19 (0.40%) T-SQL
18 19 (0.40%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4765 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 472 (9.91%) DV Cleared
3 195 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
4 168 (3.53%) Degree
5 151 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 140 (2.94%) ISTQB
7 118 (2.48%) ISEB
8 111 (2.33%) CCNP
9 105 (2.20%) CCNA
10 76 (1.59%) CISSP
11 64 (1.34%) MCITP
11 64 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 62 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 62 (1.30%) MCSE
13 57 (1.20%) APMP
14 52 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
15 49 (1.03%) PMI Certification
15 49 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 47 (0.99%) MCSA
17 46 (0.97%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (3.53%) SLA
2 104 (2.18%) QA
3 70 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.52%) JSP 440
5 24 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.31%) DO-178B
7 14 (0.29%) ISO 9000
8 11 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 9 (0.19%) IEC 61508
10 8 (0.17%) DO-254
10 8 (0.17%) COBIT
11 5 (0.10%) P3O
12 4 (0.084%) TickIT
12 4 (0.084%) ARP4754
12 4 (0.084%) ARP4761
13 3 (0.063%) BS15000
14 2 (0.042%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.021%) GPG13
System Software
1 410 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 244 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 69 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 64 (1.34%) vSphere
6 55 (1.15%) XenApp
7 40 (0.84%) VMware ESX
8 32 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (0.52%) Samba
10 20 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 19 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 16 (0.34%) NFS
12 16 (0.34%) vCloud
13 13 (0.27%) Docker
14 9 (0.19%) Xen
14 9 (0.19%) XenServer
14 9 (0.19%) Sendmail
15 7 (0.15%) Postfix
15 7 (0.15%) Firmware
16 6 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 125 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
2 115 (2.41%) SCCM
3 72 (1.51%) Puppet
4 64 (1.34%) SCOM
5 53 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 50 (1.05%) OVSD
7 36 (0.76%) OpenView
8 33 (0.69%) WSUS
9 29 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
9 29 (0.61%) Ansible
10 25 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
11 20 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
12 17 (0.36%) Salt
13 16 (0.34%) SCVMM
14 14 (0.29%) SCOrch
14 14 (0.29%) logstash
15 13 (0.27%) NetBackup
15 13 (0.27%) Backup Exec
16 12 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 846 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 578 (12.13%) Oracle
3 426 (8.94%) HP
4 403 (8.46%) Cisco
5 397 (8.33%) VMware
6 188 (3.95%) Citrix
7 161 (3.38%) Juniper
8 139 (2.92%) SAP
9 109 (2.29%) CheckPoint
10 103 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 90 (1.89%) McAfee
12 77 (1.62%) IBM
13 74 (1.55%) NetApp
14 72 (1.51%) F5
15 66 (1.39%) Greenplum
16 50 (1.05%) Tableau
17 49 (1.03%) Informatica
18 44 (0.92%) Symantec
19 41 (0.86%) EMC
20 40 (0.84%) Remedy
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £600 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Fuel Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £41.24 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
ITecopeople
Rate: £375 - £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago