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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 32 39 55
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2436 2034 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.27% 4.57% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.22% 24.38% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1039 657
Average daily rate
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£395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 72 102
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.47 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -28.00%
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 8344 7378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.11% 18.76% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5481 4614 3921
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 390 528
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.64 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -19.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +5 973 £375 +4.52% 137
London -4 541 £425 - 63
South West -2 374 £388 - 66
North West +7 177 £375 -16.20% 24
West Midlands +31 134 £300 -6.25% 17
East of England -18 77 £403 +18.38% 7
North East -2 65 £350 +50.53% 2
East Midlands -3 53 £409 +10.40% 9
Yorkshire -4 41 £394 +107.23% 5
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5340 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1123 (21.03%) Windows
3 1046 (19.59%) Microsoft
4 864 (16.18%) ITIL
5 760 (14.23%) Oracle
6 652 (12.21%) SQL
7 630 (11.80%) Linux
8 551 (10.32%) HP
9 547 (10.24%) Project Management
10 523 (9.79%) DV Cleared
11 512 (9.59%) MS Excel
12 479 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
13 469 (8.78%) VMware
14 442 (8.28%) Active Directory
15 440 (8.24%) UNIX
16 439 (8.22%) Cisco
17 431 (8.07%) Java
18 428 (8.01%) Finance
19 386 (7.23%) Service Management
20 379 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
21 358 (6.70%) MS Office
22 353 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
23 345 (6.46%) Firewall
24 333 (6.24%) .NET
25 315 (5.90%) PRINCE2
26 308 (5.77%) Telecoms
27 301 (5.64%) Migration
28 295 (5.52%) Windows 7
29 294 (5.51%) SharePoint
30 287 (5.37%) Configuration Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 294 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 205 (3.84%) MS Exchange
3 128 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 99 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 85 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 75 (1.40%) Apache
7 64 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 63 (1.18%) JBoss
9 62 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 57 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 52 (0.97%) IIS
12 47 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 42 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
14 39 (0.73%) Lync
15 38 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
16 30 (0.56%) Tomcat
17 26 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
17 26 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
18 24 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 23 (0.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 512 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 358 (6.70%) MS Office
3 204 (3.82%) MS Project
4 73 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.28%) SPSS
8 13 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
10 6 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.094%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.075%) Simulink
13 3 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.056%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.037%) Windchill
14 2 (0.037%) Mathematica
15 1 (0.019%) Stateflow
15 1 (0.019%) Doxygen
15 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 233 (4.36%) Oracle EBS
2 116 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 59 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
4 50 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
5 42 (0.79%) Summit
6 37 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 37 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
7 31 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
8 28 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
9 25 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
9 25 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 23 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 18 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
12 16 (0.30%) assyst
13 14 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
13 14 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
14 12 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
15 9 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
16 8 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
16 8 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.10%) PaaS
2 27 (0.51%) Office 365
3 26 (0.49%) IaaS
4 19 (0.36%) SaaS
5 18 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.15%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.094%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.019%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.019%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.019%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 345 (6.46%) Firewall
2 261 (4.89%) LAN
3 227 (4.25%) WAN
4 190 (3.56%) SAN
5 184 (3.45%) DNS
6 170 (3.18%) TCP/IP
7 133 (2.49%) Network Security
8 121 (2.27%) DHCP
9 115 (2.15%) VPN
10 101 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
11 97 (1.82%) Internet
12 84 (1.57%) SSL
13 74 (1.39%) MPLS
13 74 (1.39%) OSPF
14 68 (1.27%) LDAP
15 59 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
16 45 (0.84%) BGP
17 43 (0.81%) HTTP
18 41 (0.77%) VLAN
19 38 (0.71%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 212 (3.97%) Oracle Database
3 154 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
4 85 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 84 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
6 65 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 63 (1.18%) MySQL
8 57 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 52 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
9 52 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
10 49 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
11 47 (0.88%) MS Access
12 46 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 43 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 40 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 38 (0.71%) MongoDB
16 35 (0.66%) RDBMS
17 30 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 28 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
19 27 (0.51%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 135 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 99 (1.85%) Subversion
3 93 (1.74%) Maven
4 91 (1.70%) Git (software)
5 78 (1.46%) ClearCase
6 77 (1.44%) JIRA
7 62 (1.16%) JUnit
8 54 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
8 54 (1.01%) Selenium
9 53 (0.99%) Ant
10 52 (0.97%) Visual Studio
11 51 (0.96%) Eclipse
12 44 (0.82%) ClearQuest
13 40 (0.75%) NUnit
13 40 (0.75%) GoogleTest
14 39 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
14 39 (0.73%) CppUnit
15 35 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
15 35 (0.66%) LoadRunner
15 35 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
General
1 428 (8.01%) Finance
2 308 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 109 (2.04%) Military
4 71 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 40 (0.75%) Law
6 38 (0.71%) Legal
7 36 (0.67%) Publishing
8 32 (0.60%) Local Government
9 30 (0.56%) General Ledger
10 28 (0.52%) Back Office
11 27 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 26 (0.49%) Billing
13 19 (0.36%) Marketing
14 18 (0.34%) Electronics
15 14 (0.26%) Retail
15 14 (0.26%) Avionics
16 13 (0.24%) Banking
17 7 (0.13%) Advertising
18 5 (0.094%) Multimedia
19 2 (0.037%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 654 (12.25%) Developer
2 583 (10.92%) Analyst
3 452 (8.46%) Consultant
4 426 (7.98%) Architect
5 359 (6.72%) Project Manager
6 163 (3.05%) Support Engineer
7 152 (2.85%) Network Engineer
8 137 (2.57%) Administrator
9 120 (2.25%) Service Manager
10 119 (2.23%) Java Developer
11 114 (2.13%) Test Analyst
12 106 (1.99%) Service Analyst
13 101 (1.89%) Support Analyst
14 98 (1.84%) Business Analyst
15 97 (1.82%) Software Engineer
15 97 (1.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 96 (1.80%) Oracle Developer
16 96 (1.80%) Tester
16 96 (1.80%) Service Desk Analyst
17 92 (1.72%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (6.24%) .NET
2 266 (4.98%) HTML
3 219 (4.10%) ASP.NET
4 194 (3.63%) JSP
5 183 (3.43%) XML
6 138 (2.58%) Web Services
7 120 (2.25%) CSS
8 85 (1.59%) J2EE
9 80 (1.50%) Middleware
10 71 (1.33%) Spring
11 69 (1.29%) jQuery
12 49 (0.92%) HTML5
13 45 (0.84%) Ajax
14 44 (0.82%) Hibernate
15 41 (0.77%) CSS3
16 38 (0.71%) SOAP
17 37 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
18 35 (0.66%) JSON
19 33 (0.62%) Motif
20 28 (0.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 379 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 197 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 99 (1.85%) Open Source
4 98 (1.84%) PKI
5 84 (1.57%) CESG
6 78 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 77 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 55 (1.03%) Clustering
9 46 (0.86%) Smart Meter
10 44 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
11 43 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (0.73%) RMADS
13 38 (0.71%) User Experience
14 35 (0.66%) Client/Server
15 34 (0.64%) Replication
16 33 (0.62%) Economics
17 27 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
18 25 (0.47%) CMDB
18 25 (0.47%) Mathematics
19 24 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1123 (21.03%) Windows
2 630 (11.80%) Linux
3 440 (8.24%) UNIX
4 353 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 295 (5.52%) Windows 7
6 260 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 161 (3.01%) Windows XP
8 149 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 108 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 104 (1.95%) Solaris
11 82 (1.54%) CentOS
12 63 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 51 (0.96%) Windows 8
14 38 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 30 (0.56%) AIX
15 30 (0.56%) HPUX
16 27 (0.51%) VMS
17 25 (0.47%) Windows 2000
17 25 (0.47%) Android
18 15 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 864 (16.18%) ITIL
2 547 (10.24%) Project Management
3 479 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
4 386 (7.23%) Service Management
5 315 (5.90%) PRINCE2
6 301 (5.64%) Migration
7 287 (5.37%) Configuration Management
8 263 (4.93%) Service Delivery
9 245 (4.59%) Change Management
10 226 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 183 (3.43%) Scrum
12 181 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
13 179 (3.35%) Risk Management
14 172 (3.22%) Continuous Integration
15 171 (3.20%) Test Scripting
16 169 (3.16%) CRM
17 162 (3.03%) Incident Management
18 157 (2.94%) Information Security
19 148 (2.77%) Workflow
20 144 (2.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 652 (12.21%) SQL
2 431 (8.07%) Java
3 264 (4.94%) JavaScript
4 229 (4.29%) C
5 213 (3.99%) C#
6 187 (3.50%) PL/SQL
7 161 (3.01%) C++
7 161 (3.01%) PowerShell
8 120 (2.25%) Shell Script
9 99 (1.85%) Python
10 93 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 87 (1.63%) Ruby
12 82 (1.54%) VB
13 79 (1.48%) PHP
14 78 (1.46%) Perl
15 72 (1.35%) VBA
16 67 (1.25%) VBScript
17 37 (0.69%) T-SQL
18 25 (0.47%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5340 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 523 (9.79%) DV Cleared
3 273 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
4 233 (4.36%) Degree
5 196 (3.67%) ISTQB
6 194 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 159 (2.98%) CCNP
8 142 (2.66%) ISEB
9 137 (2.57%) CISSP
10 136 (2.55%) CCNA
11 114 (2.13%) MCSE
12 96 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 90 (1.69%) MCP
14 72 (1.35%) MCITP
15 68 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 67 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
17 66 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
18 61 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 51 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 43 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (4.29%) SLA
2 89 (1.67%) QA
3 68 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 65 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 47 (0.88%) JSP 440
6 43 (0.81%) ISO 14001
7 26 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.36%) COBIT
9 17 (0.32%) DO-178B
10 11 (0.21%) DO-254
10 11 (0.21%) ISO 9000
11 10 (0.19%) BS15000
11 10 (0.19%) BS7799
12 8 (0.15%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.094%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.075%) TickIT
14 4 (0.075%) GPG13
15 3 (0.056%) P3O
16 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.037%) ARP4754
System Software
1 442 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 272 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (2.06%) vSphere
4 85 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 51 (0.96%) VMware ESX
6 50 (0.94%) XenApp
7 37 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 37 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
9 29 (0.54%) XenDesktop
10 27 (0.51%) Firmware
11 26 (0.49%) XenServer
12 25 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
13 18 (0.34%) Samba
13 18 (0.34%) Nmap
14 11 (0.21%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.19%) vCloud
16 9 (0.17%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.15%) ProxySG
17 8 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 152 (2.85%) SCCM
2 133 (2.49%) Puppet
3 119 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
4 63 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 56 (1.05%) Ansible
7 51 (0.96%) SCOM
8 47 (0.88%) Backup Exec
9 37 (0.69%) OpenView
10 36 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 34 (0.64%) Tivoli
12 32 (0.60%) NetBackup
13 31 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
14 27 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 23 (0.43%) ARCserve
15 23 (0.43%) Nessus
16 22 (0.41%) OVSD
16 22 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
17 20 (0.37%) HP SIM
18 18 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1046 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 760 (14.23%) Oracle
3 551 (10.32%) HP
4 469 (8.78%) VMware
5 439 (8.22%) Cisco
6 259 (4.85%) Citrix
7 176 (3.30%) Red Hat
8 140 (2.62%) Juniper
9 124 (2.32%) McAfee
10 120 (2.25%) CheckPoint
11 102 (1.91%) Remedy
12 86 (1.61%) IBM
13 75 (1.40%) SAP
14 73 (1.37%) F5
15 70 (1.31%) CA
16 63 (1.18%) Symantec
17 54 (1.01%) NetApp
18 52 (0.97%) Cognos
19 45 (0.84%) EMC
19 45 (0.84%) Google
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 - 570 per day + .
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cumbria
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Alexander Mann Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £530 - £560 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago