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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 32 34 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2475 2437 1390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.05% 5.10% 3.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.74% 26.38% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1295 1235 656
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 £250 £213 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 138 88
Average hourly rate £34.00 £18.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £13.96 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.88 £48.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.42 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+91.22% -36.84%
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
9615 9239 7529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.61% 19.34% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5560 5168 4036
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 478 432
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +3 953 £375 +7.14% 120
London -11 522 £425 - 71
South West +1 388 £400 +3.22% 57
North West -12 210 £400 -5.26% 20
West Midlands +5 135 £400 +60.00% 15
East of England +3 82 £403 +2.87% 25
East Midlands +15 79 £425 +12.88% 3
North East -8 66 £324 +27.68% 2
Yorkshire -28 36 £350 +16.66% 5
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5285 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1155 (21.85%) Windows
3 999 (18.90%) Microsoft
4 828 (15.67%) ITIL
5 761 (14.40%) Oracle
6 666 (12.60%) SQL
7 643 (12.17%) Linux
8 559 (10.58%) DV Cleared
9 548 (10.37%) Project Management
10 513 (9.71%) MS Excel
11 503 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
12 500 (9.46%) UNIX
13 498 (9.42%) HP
14 484 (9.16%) VMware
15 446 (8.44%) Java
16 443 (8.38%) Finance
17 441 (8.34%) Active Directory
18 440 (8.33%) Cisco
19 378 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
20 368 (6.96%) MS Office
21 366 (6.93%) Service Management
22 348 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
23 335 (6.34%) .NET
24 328 (6.21%) Migration
25 313 (5.92%) SQL Server
26 303 (5.73%) Configuration Management
26 303 (5.73%) Windows 7
27 302 (5.71%) PRINCE2
28 295 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
29 284 (5.37%) Firewall

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 245 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 182 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 126 (2.38%) WebLogic
4 94 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 76 (1.44%) JBoss
6 69 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 64 (1.21%) WebSphere
8 62 (1.17%) Apache
9 58 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 57 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
11 52 (0.98%) IIS
12 49 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 40 (0.76%) Lync
14 31 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
14 31 (0.59%) CMS
15 30 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
16 26 (0.49%) Tomcat
16 26 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
17 24 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
18 22 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 513 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 368 (6.96%) MS Office
3 179 (3.39%) MS Project
4 91 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 53 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 25 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.25%) PaintShop Pro
7 13 (0.25%) SPSS
8 7 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 7 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.11%) Simulink
10 5 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.095%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.076%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.057%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.038%) Windchill
13 2 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.019%) Stateflow
14 1 (0.019%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 234 (4.43%) Oracle EBS
2 134 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 78 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
4 37 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 36 (0.68%) Summit
6 35 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
7 26 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
7 26 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
8 23 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 21 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
10 20 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
11 15 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 13 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
13 12 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
14 11 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
14 11 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
15 10 (0.19%) SAP ERP
16 9 (0.17%) assyst
16 9 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
16 9 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 77 (1.46%) PaaS
2 33 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (0.47%) Office 365
4 24 (0.45%) IaaS
5 18 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (0.23%) SaaS
7 11 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.13%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.11%) GitHub
9 6 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.038%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.038%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 284 (5.37%) Firewall
2 215 (4.07%) LAN
3 202 (3.82%) WAN
4 176 (3.33%) DNS
5 154 (2.91%) SAN
6 149 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 117 (2.21%) VPN
8 110 (2.08%) Internet
9 107 (2.02%) DHCP
9 107 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
10 96 (1.82%) Network Security
11 77 (1.46%) SSL
12 60 (1.14%) LDAP
13 55 (1.04%) OSPF
14 53 (1.00%) HTTP
15 52 (0.98%) MPLS
16 42 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
17 40 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (0.68%) SMTP
18 36 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 183 (3.46%) Oracle Database
3 138 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
4 81 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (1.32%) MySQL
6 68 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 68 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 66 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 49 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 45 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
10 40 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
11 39 (0.74%) MS Access
11 39 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 38 (0.72%) Big Data
13 34 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 32 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 31 (0.59%) NoSQL
15 31 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
16 26 (0.49%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 131 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 104 (1.97%) ClearCase
3 101 (1.91%) Subversion
3 101 (1.91%) Maven
4 98 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 82 (1.55%) JIRA
6 78 (1.48%) Ant
7 71 (1.34%) Visual Studio
8 55 (1.04%) Selenium
9 53 (1.00%) ClearQuest
10 52 (0.98%) NUnit
10 52 (0.98%) GoogleTest
11 51 (0.96%) CppUnit
12 49 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
13 45 (0.85%) LoadRunner
14 44 (0.83%) JUnit
15 39 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
16 37 (0.70%) Eclipse
17 35 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
18 34 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 443 (8.38%) Finance
2 238 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 102 (1.93%) Military
4 72 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 33 (0.62%) Publishing
6 32 (0.61%) Law
7 28 (0.53%) Local Government
8 26 (0.49%) General Ledger
8 26 (0.49%) Electronics
9 24 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 23 (0.44%) Legal
11 21 (0.40%) Marketing
12 18 (0.34%) Billing
13 17 (0.32%) Retail
14 16 (0.30%) Back Office
15 13 (0.25%) Banking
16 10 (0.19%) Avionics
17 7 (0.13%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.095%) Advertising
19 2 (0.038%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 696 (13.17%) Developer
2 559 (10.58%) Analyst
3 460 (8.70%) Architect
4 450 (8.51%) Consultant
5 342 (6.47%) Project Manager
6 152 (2.88%) Support Engineer
7 146 (2.76%) Network Engineer
8 120 (2.27%) Test Analyst
9 118 (2.23%) Software Engineer
9 118 (2.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 117 (2.21%) Java Developer
11 116 (2.19%) Administrator
12 110 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
13 103 (1.95%) Service Manager
14 102 (1.93%) Business Analyst
15 101 (1.91%) DBA
16 95 (1.80%) Tester
17 88 (1.67%) Service Analyst
18 87 (1.65%) Oracle Developer
19 85 (1.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (6.34%) .NET
2 278 (5.26%) HTML
3 228 (4.31%) XML
4 207 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 175 (3.31%) JSP
6 136 (2.57%) Web Services
7 133 (2.52%) CSS
8 102 (1.93%) J2EE
9 88 (1.67%) Middleware
10 76 (1.44%) Spring
11 69 (1.31%) HTML5
12 64 (1.21%) jQuery
13 54 (1.02%) Hibernate
14 52 (0.98%) CSS3
15 47 (0.89%) Ajax
16 46 (0.87%) SOAP
17 44 (0.83%) .NET Framework
18 42 (0.79%) Application Packaging
19 38 (0.72%) Motif
20 35 (0.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 378 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 203 (3.84%) Management Information System
3 110 (2.08%) Open Source
4 106 (2.01%) PKI
5 57 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 53 (1.00%) CESG
7 48 (0.91%) Blackberry
8 45 (0.85%) Clustering
9 44 (0.83%) Economics
10 42 (0.79%) User Experience
11 35 (0.66%) Smart Meter
12 33 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (0.59%) Visualisation
14 29 (0.55%) Statistics
14 29 (0.55%) Client/Server
15 28 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
16 26 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
16 26 (0.49%) Derivative
17 25 (0.47%) RMADS
18 24 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1155 (21.85%) Windows
2 643 (12.17%) Linux
3 500 (9.46%) UNIX
4 348 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 303 (5.73%) Windows 7
6 225 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 147 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 145 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 136 (2.57%) Solaris
10 133 (2.52%) Windows XP
11 69 (1.31%) Ubuntu
12 68 (1.29%) CentOS
13 47 (0.89%) Windows 8
14 37 (0.70%) AIX
15 28 (0.53%) HPUX
16 25 (0.47%) VMS
17 24 (0.45%) Windows Vista
18 22 (0.42%) Android
19 19 (0.36%) Windows 2000
20 17 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (15.67%) ITIL
2 548 (10.37%) Project Management
3 503 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 366 (6.93%) Service Management
5 328 (6.21%) Migration
6 303 (5.73%) Configuration Management
7 302 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 254 (4.81%) Change Management
9 224 (4.24%) Service Delivery
10 207 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
11 195 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 181 (3.42%) Software Engineering
13 172 (3.25%) Test Scripting
14 171 (3.24%) Incident Management
15 169 (3.20%) Scrum
16 167 (3.16%) UML
16 167 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
17 165 (3.12%) CRM
18 163 (3.08%) Risk Management
19 149 (2.82%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 666 (12.60%) SQL
2 446 (8.44%) Java
3 258 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 252 (4.77%) C
5 232 (4.39%) C#
6 209 (3.95%) PL/SQL
7 193 (3.65%) C++
8 177 (3.35%) PowerShell
9 143 (2.71%) Shell Script
10 125 (2.37%) Python
11 93 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 80 (1.51%) VB
13 76 (1.44%) VBA
14 75 (1.42%) Perl
14 75 (1.42%) Ruby
15 66 (1.25%) VBScript
16 57 (1.08%) PHP
17 40 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 21 (0.40%) T-SQL
19 10 (0.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5285 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 559 (10.58%) DV Cleared
3 228 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
4 210 (3.97%) Degree
5 186 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 178 (3.37%) ISTQB
7 123 (2.33%) CCNP
8 118 (2.23%) ISEB
9 112 (2.12%) CCNA
9 112 (2.12%) CISSP
10 97 (1.84%) MCSE
10 97 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 84 (1.59%) MCITP
12 76 (1.44%) MCP
13 69 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 65 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
15 60 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 52 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 50 (0.95%) MCSA
18 48 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (3.46%) SLA
2 96 (1.82%) QA
3 70 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.70%) JSP 440
6 34 (0.64%) ISO 14001
7 26 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.26%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.23%) COBIT
10 11 (0.21%) DO-178B
11 9 (0.17%) DO-254
12 7 (0.13%) BS15000
13 6 (0.11%) IEC 61508
13 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.095%) TickIT
14 5 (0.095%) BS7799
15 3 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.057%) P3O
16 2 (0.038%) ARP4754
System Software
1 441 (8.34%) Active Directory
2 295 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 89 (1.68%) vSphere
5 63 (1.19%) XenApp
6 46 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 40 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 39 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 33 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.44%) Samba
12 22 (0.42%) Firmware
13 17 (0.32%) XenServer
14 14 (0.26%) NFS
15 12 (0.23%) Sendmail
16 11 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
17 10 (0.19%) vCloud
18 7 (0.13%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.13%) ISA Server
18 7 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 144 (2.72%) SCCM
2 123 (2.33%) Puppet
3 111 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
4 62 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 60 (1.14%) Ansible
6 53 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 46 (0.87%) SCOM
8 42 (0.79%) OVSD
9 37 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
10 36 (0.68%) OpenView
11 35 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 30 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 26 (0.49%) Backup Exec
14 25 (0.47%) WSUS
15 24 (0.45%) Tivoli
16 21 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
17 16 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
17 16 (0.30%) Nessus
18 13 (0.25%) Nmap
18 13 (0.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 999 (18.90%) Microsoft
2 761 (14.40%) Oracle
3 498 (9.42%) HP
4 484 (9.16%) VMware
5 440 (8.33%) Cisco
6 231 (4.37%) Citrix
7 153 (2.89%) Juniper
8 152 (2.88%) Red Hat
9 121 (2.29%) CheckPoint
10 113 (2.14%) McAfee
11 101 (1.91%) SAP
12 100 (1.89%) IBM
13 86 (1.63%) F5
14 79 (1.49%) NetApp
15 73 (1.38%) Remedy
16 50 (0.95%) Google
17 49 (0.93%) EMC
18 48 (0.91%) CA
19 47 (0.89%) Cognos
20 42 (0.79%) Tableau
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £38.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Netsource
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £37 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £45.26 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £46.08 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £47.33 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £16.16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.81 per day
Posted: 4 days ago