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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 38 38 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2456 2346 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.68% 4.67% 3.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.61% 25.08% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 1211 893
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £371 £366
% change year-on-year
+4.36% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 97 102
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.36% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.20 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+108.33% -14.28%
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
9978 9353 8451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.03% 18.63% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6031 5330 4588
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 410 464
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.25 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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
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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 +2 898 £398 +4.85% 113
London -9 544 £434 +2.00% 75
South West -1 353 £375 - 58
North West +8 241 £420 +26.79% 30
North East -2 99 £304 -13.27% 3
West Midlands -12 91 £356 -9.23% 27
East Midlands -3 85 £411 +24.54% 13
East of England -9 77 £444 +18.33% 19
Yorkshire -9 53 £355 -16.47% 8
Midlands -7 7 £550 +57.14%
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 4915 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 983 (20.00%) Windows
3 815 (16.58%) Microsoft
4 621 (12.63%) ITIL
5 618 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
6 613 (12.47%) SQL
7 565 (11.50%) Oracle
8 561 (11.41%) Linux
9 503 (10.23%) Java
10 497 (10.11%) DV Cleared
11 496 (10.09%) Project Management
12 439 (8.93%) HP
13 424 (8.63%) Migration
14 419 (8.52%) Finance
15 405 (8.24%) Cisco
16 402 (8.18%) MS Excel
17 396 (8.06%) UNIX
18 384 (7.81%) Active Directory
19 376 (7.65%) VMware
20 337 (6.86%) SQL Server
21 329 (6.69%) PRINCE2
22 319 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
23 305 (6.21%) HTML
24 288 (5.86%) MS Office
25 279 (5.68%) Firewall
26 269 (5.47%) XML
27 262 (5.33%) Service Management
28 253 (5.15%) JavaScript
28 253 (5.15%) Data Centre
29 251 (5.11%) SharePoint

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 251 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 133 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 110 (2.24%) JBoss
4 99 (2.01%) Apache
5 75 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 74 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 71 (1.44%) IIS
8 65 (1.32%) Confluence
9 62 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 62 (1.26%) WebLogic
10 52 (1.06%) Lync
11 49 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
12 35 (0.71%) CMS
13 31 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 31 (0.63%) SAS
14 27 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
15 26 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
15 26 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
16 23 (0.47%) Drupal
17 21 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 402 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 288 (5.86%) MS Office
3 167 (3.40%) MS Project
4 107 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 71 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.24%) PaintShop Pro
8 10 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.18%) Fireworks
9 9 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.081%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.061%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.061%) Simulink
12 2 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.041%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.020%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.020%) Revit
13 1 (0.020%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 121 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
2 91 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 66 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
3 66 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 37 (0.75%) Primavera
5 19 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 19 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 18 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
7 16 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 15 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
8 15 (0.31%) SAP PS
9 14 (0.28%) SAP PP
10 12 (0.24%) Teamcenter
11 10 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 10 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
11 10 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
12 9 (0.18%) SAP HR
12 9 (0.18%) SAP PLM
12 9 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 51 (1.04%) Office 365
2 26 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 24 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.49%) GitHub
4 21 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (0.28%) IaaS
6 13 (0.26%) PaaS
7 12 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (0.24%) OpenShift
8 10 (0.20%) SaaS
9 8 (0.16%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.14%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.081%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.041%) Taleo
13 1 (0.020%) Boomi
13 1 (0.020%) Symantec.cloud
13 1 (0.020%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.020%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 279 (5.68%) Firewall
2 226 (4.60%) LAN
3 223 (4.54%) WAN
4 150 (3.05%) DNS
5 147 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 140 (2.85%) SAN
7 96 (1.95%) Internet
7 96 (1.95%) VPN
7 96 (1.95%) DHCP
8 84 (1.71%) Network Security
9 79 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
10 71 (1.44%) MPLS
11 61 (1.24%) HTTP
12 60 (1.22%) LDAP
13 58 (1.18%) OSPF
14 54 (1.10%) SSL
15 53 (1.08%) BGP
16 48 (0.98%) IPsec
17 41 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
18 40 (0.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 134 (2.73%) Oracle Database
3 107 (2.18%) MySQL
4 84 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
5 75 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 72 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 72 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 64 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 52 (1.06%) Relational Database
9 43 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 42 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 41 (0.83%) Hadoop
12 35 (0.71%) NoSQL
13 34 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
14 32 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 32 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (0.53%) HBase
16 22 (0.45%) Big Data
16 22 (0.45%) WhereScape RED
16 22 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 101 (2.05%) JIRA
2 99 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 84 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 83 (1.69%) Maven
5 72 (1.46%) Subversion
6 63 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 60 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
7 60 (1.22%) Selenium
8 51 (1.04%) MSI
8 51 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 51 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 50 (1.02%) LoadRunner
10 49 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 45 (0.92%) Eclipse
12 39 (0.79%) ClearCase
13 38 (0.77%) Ant
14 36 (0.73%) JUnit
15 33 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
16 32 (0.65%) JMeter
17 27 (0.55%) HP UFT
General
1 419 (8.52%) Finance
2 189 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 101 (2.05%) Military
4 100 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 42 (0.85%) Law
6 38 (0.77%) Aerospace
7 32 (0.65%) Legal
8 23 (0.47%) Local Government
9 21 (0.43%) Banking
10 20 (0.41%) Electronics
10 20 (0.41%) Marketing
11 17 (0.35%) Billing
12 16 (0.33%) Publishing
13 14 (0.28%) Back Office
13 14 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.20%) Avionics
15 8 (0.16%) Retail
16 4 (0.081%) Games
17 3 (0.061%) Advertising
17 3 (0.061%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 712 (14.49%) Developer
2 587 (11.94%) Analyst
3 406 (8.26%) Architect
4 392 (7.98%) Project Manager
5 385 (7.83%) Consultant
6 198 (4.03%) Java Developer
7 169 (3.44%) Test Analyst
8 159 (3.23%) Network Engineer
9 133 (2.71%) Business Analyst
10 132 (2.69%) Support Engineer
11 124 (2.52%) Software Engineer
12 110 (2.24%) Test Manager
13 91 (1.85%) Technical Architect
14 90 (1.83%) Systems Engineer
15 89 (1.81%) Solutions Architect
16 86 (1.75%) Service Manager
17 85 (1.73%) Administrator
18 83 (1.69%) DBA
18 83 (1.69%) Designer
19 82 (1.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (6.21%) HTML
2 269 (5.47%) XML
3 247 (5.03%) .NET
4 162 (3.30%) Web Services
5 157 (3.19%) CSS
6 128 (2.60%) ASP.NET
7 126 (2.56%) JSP
8 123 (2.50%) SOAP
9 114 (2.32%) Spring
10 108 (2.20%) J2EE
11 105 (2.14%) HTML5
12 81 (1.65%) Apache Camel
13 76 (1.55%) Middleware
14 74 (1.51%) Ajax
15 71 (1.44%) jQuery
16 60 (1.22%) XML Messaging
17 55 (1.12%) Application Packaging
17 55 (1.12%) CSS3
18 54 (1.10%) REST
18 54 (1.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 319 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 253 (5.15%) Data Centre
3 205 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 68 (1.38%) PKI
5 51 (1.04%) User Experience
6 43 (0.87%) Clustering
7 42 (0.85%) CESG
8 38 (0.77%) Economics
8 38 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (0.75%) Replication
10 34 (0.69%) Blackberry
10 34 (0.69%) Computer Science
11 32 (0.65%) Visualisation
11 32 (0.65%) Client/Server
12 27 (0.55%) Statistics
13 23 (0.47%) Cryptography
14 21 (0.43%) RMADS
15 20 (0.41%) CESG CLAS
16 17 (0.35%) Mainframe
17 16 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 983 (20.00%) Windows
2 561 (11.41%) Linux
3 396 (8.06%) UNIX
4 228 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (4.42%) Windows 7
6 177 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 154 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 116 (2.36%) Windows XP
9 94 (1.91%) Solaris
10 86 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 79 (1.61%) CentOS
12 58 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 26 (0.53%) AIX
14 22 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 21 (0.43%) HPUX
16 15 (0.31%) Android
17 12 (0.24%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.16%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.14%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (12.63%) ITIL
2 618 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
3 496 (10.09%) Project Management
4 424 (8.63%) Migration
5 329 (6.69%) PRINCE2
6 262 (5.33%) Service Management
7 244 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 233 (4.74%) Configuration Management
9 201 (4.09%) Software Engineering
10 198 (4.03%) Scrum
11 185 (3.76%) Service Delivery
12 173 (3.52%) Change Management
13 172 (3.50%) UML
14 165 (3.36%) Test Scripting
15 164 (3.34%) Incident Management
16 153 (3.11%) Risk Management
17 142 (2.89%) CRM
18 140 (2.85%) SDLC
19 137 (2.79%) Unit Testing
20 131 (2.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 613 (12.47%) SQL
2 503 (10.23%) Java
3 253 (5.15%) JavaScript
4 189 (3.85%) C#
5 174 (3.54%) C
6 164 (3.34%) PL/SQL
7 162 (3.30%) C++
8 128 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 113 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 112 (2.28%) Python
11 103 (2.10%) Perl
12 59 (1.20%) VB
13 56 (1.14%) VBScript
14 45 (0.92%) PHP
14 45 (0.92%) Bash Shell
15 39 (0.79%) VBA
16 28 (0.57%) Ruby
17 25 (0.51%) Groovy
18 22 (0.45%) T-SQL
19 20 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4915 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 497 (10.11%) DV Cleared
3 206 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
4 181 (3.68%) Degree
5 145 (2.95%) ISTQB
6 139 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 132 (2.69%) CCNP
8 122 (2.48%) ISEB
9 111 (2.26%) CCNA
10 78 (1.59%) CISSP
11 68 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 66 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
13 65 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 59 (1.20%) APMP
15 58 (1.18%) MCSE
16 55 (1.12%) PMI Certification
17 54 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 53 (1.08%) PMP
19 51 (1.04%) MCITP
19 51 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (3.19%) SLA
2 115 (2.34%) QA
3 70 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 20 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 17 (0.35%) DO-178B
7 11 (0.22%) IEC 61508
8 10 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.16%) DO-254
9 8 (0.16%) COBIT
9 8 (0.16%) P3O
10 7 (0.14%) ISO 14001
11 6 (0.12%) TickIT
12 5 (0.10%) BS25999
12 5 (0.10%) ARP4754
12 5 (0.10%) ARP4761
13 4 (0.081%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.061%) BS15000
14 3 (0.061%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.041%) GPG13
System Software
1 384 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 221 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 70 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 57 (1.16%) vSphere
6 46 (0.94%) XenApp
7 42 (0.85%) VMware ESX
8 38 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.41%) Docker
10 19 (0.39%) vCloud
11 16 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
12 14 (0.28%) Samba
12 14 (0.28%) NFS
13 12 (0.24%) SRDF
14 11 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.22%) Squid
15 9 (0.18%) Xen
15 9 (0.18%) ISA Server
15 9 (0.18%) Firmware
15 9 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 137 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
2 111 (2.26%) SCCM
3 82 (1.67%) Puppet
4 65 (1.32%) SCOM
5 48 (0.98%) OVSD
6 43 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 34 (0.69%) Ansible
8 33 (0.67%) OpenView
9 30 (0.61%) WSUS
10 25 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
11 23 (0.47%) ZABBIX
11 23 (0.47%) NetBackup
11 23 (0.47%) Salt
12 22 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
13 21 (0.43%) logstash
14 17 (0.35%) Kibana
14 17 (0.35%) SCVMM
14 17 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
14 17 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 15 (0.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 815 (16.58%) Microsoft
2 565 (11.50%) Oracle
3 439 (8.93%) HP
4 405 (8.24%) Cisco
5 376 (7.65%) VMware
6 183 (3.72%) Juniper
7 169 (3.44%) Citrix
8 149 (3.03%) SAP
9 117 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 109 (2.22%) IBM
11 92 (1.87%) CheckPoint
12 89 (1.81%) F5
13 84 (1.71%) McAfee
14 75 (1.53%) NetApp
15 67 (1.36%) Greenplum
16 53 (1.08%) EMC
17 48 (0.98%) Tableau
18 44 (0.90%) Informatica
19 41 (0.83%) Sourcefire
20 40 (0.81%) Dell
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £26 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £485 - £635 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday