The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 20 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3762 2330 2884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.24% 4.84% 5.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.06% 28.03% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2126 1180 1423
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £229 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 116 219
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -38.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £45.00 £46.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.28 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+36.79% -37.52%
Security 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
10151 8312 9467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.52% 17.27% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5661 4738 4989
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 366 550
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the England region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in England

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in England

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the England region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in England

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Security 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 Security Cleared within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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 +8 1173 £380 +1.21% 186
London +32 945 £425 -2.29% 124
South West +1 732 £395 +6.75% 109
North West +9 258 £415 +15.27% 28
West Midlands +18 169 £342 -9.93% 19
East of England +25 163 £400 +14.69% 37
East Midlands +14 113 £350 +12.90% 9
Yorkshire +19 108 £350 +94.44% 23
North East +15 108 £350 +40.42% 6
Midlands +7 9 £350 -2.77%
Security Cleared
UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 5009 (69.66%) SC Cleared
2 1473 (20.48%) Windows
3 1365 (18.98%) Microsoft
4 1229 (17.09%) DV Cleared
5 1023 (14.23%) ITIL
6 1010 (14.05%) Oracle
7 882 (12.27%) SQL
8 805 (11.19%) HP
9 756 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
10 711 (9.89%) Project Management
11 689 (9.58%) MS Excel
12 623 (8.66%) Finance
13 620 (8.62%) Linux
14 617 (8.58%) Active Directory
15 561 (7.80%) .NET
16 545 (7.58%) Java
17 530 (7.37%) VMware
18 503 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
19 500 (6.95%) PRINCE2
20 489 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
21 485 (6.74%) Cisco
22 468 (6.51%) Service Management
23 466 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
24 449 (6.24%) UNIX
25 444 (6.17%) Telecoms
26 438 (6.09%) MS Office
27 432 (6.01%) Migration
28 425 (5.91%) SQL Server
29 414 (5.76%) SharePoint
30 409 (5.69%) C#

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 414 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 327 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 117 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 106 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 106 (1.47%) WebLogic
5 85 (1.18%) Apache
6 84 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 84 (1.17%) IIS
7 73 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 70 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
8 70 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
9 59 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 55 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
11 51 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 45 (0.63%) Lync
13 41 (0.57%) Confluence
13 41 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
14 38 (0.53%) MS Project Server
15 36 (0.50%) Documentum
16 34 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 689 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 438 (6.09%) MS Office
3 273 (3.80%) MS Project
4 89 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 79 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 39 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.33%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.14%) Simulink
10 6 (0.083%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.070%) SPSS
11 5 (0.070%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.042%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.028%) Windchill
13 2 (0.028%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.014%) PaintShop Pro
14 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 244 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
2 109 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 94 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 71 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
5 55 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
6 47 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 47 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
7 45 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
8 38 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 35 (0.49%) Summit
10 34 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
11 31 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
12 20 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
13 18 (0.25%) Oracle iRecruitment
13 18 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
14 17 (0.24%) assyst
14 17 (0.24%) ResourceLink
15 15 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
15 15 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
16 13 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (0.83%) SaaS
2 37 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (0.50%) IaaS
4 20 (0.28%) PaaS
5 17 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
5 17 (0.24%) Office 365
6 10 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.083%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.070%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (0.056%) GitHub
11 1 (0.014%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.014%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.014%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.014%) Taleo
11 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 390 (5.42%) Firewall
2 288 (4.01%) SAN
3 275 (3.82%) DNS
4 262 (3.64%) LAN
5 231 (3.21%) TCP/IP
6 229 (3.18%) WAN
7 190 (2.64%) DHCP
8 147 (2.04%) Network Security
9 114 (1.59%) VPN
10 110 (1.53%) LDAP
11 108 (1.50%) Internet
12 107 (1.49%) HTTP
13 99 (1.38%) SSL
14 98 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
15 82 (1.14%) MPLS
16 70 (0.97%) OSPF
17 65 (0.90%) SMTP
18 58 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
19 56 (0.78%) X.400
20 55 (0.76%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 270 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 163 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 127 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 109 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 96 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
7 93 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 84 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 75 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
10 70 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
11 59 (0.82%) MySQL
12 58 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 52 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
14 50 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 49 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
16 44 (0.61%) MongoDB
17 43 (0.60%) Big Data
18 39 (0.54%) RDBMS
18 39 (0.54%) DB2
19 33 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 127 (1.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 116 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 90 (1.25%) Subversion
4 85 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 85 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 75 (1.04%) Maven
6 73 (1.02%) Visual Studio
7 70 (0.97%) Selenium
8 69 (0.96%) JIRA
9 68 (0.95%) MSI
9 68 (0.95%) LoadRunner
10 60 (0.83%) JUnit
11 56 (0.78%) Eclipse
12 51 (0.71%) ClearCase
13 47 (0.65%) Ant
14 41 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
15 38 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
16 31 (0.43%) StarTeam
17 29 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
18 26 (0.36%) JMeter
General
1 623 (8.66%) Finance
2 444 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 201 (2.80%) Military
4 95 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 91 (1.27%) Back Office
6 74 (1.03%) Legal
7 49 (0.68%) Publishing
8 38 (0.53%) Billing
8 38 (0.53%) Law
9 31 (0.43%) Local Government
9 31 (0.43%) Banking
9 31 (0.43%) General Ledger
10 29 (0.40%) Retail
11 28 (0.39%) Aerospace
12 24 (0.33%) Marketing
13 23 (0.32%) Avionics
14 22 (0.31%) Electronics
15 14 (0.19%) Front Office
16 10 (0.14%) Automotive
17 6 (0.083%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 903 (12.56%) Developer
2 865 (12.03%) Analyst
3 553 (7.69%) Architect
4 512 (7.12%) Consultant
5 489 (6.80%) Project Manager
6 216 (3.00%) Support Engineer
7 209 (2.91%) Test Analyst
8 192 (2.67%) Administrator
9 184 (2.56%) Network Engineer
10 177 (2.46%) Java Developer
11 167 (2.32%) Business Analyst
12 141 (1.96%) Tester
12 141 (1.96%) Desktop Support
13 132 (1.84%) Service Manager
14 125 (1.74%) .NET Developer
15 124 (1.72%) Test Manager
16 119 (1.65%) DBA
17 117 (1.63%) Designer
17 117 (1.63%) Solutions Architect
18 113 (1.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 561 (7.80%) .NET
2 382 (5.31%) HTML
3 324 (4.51%) ASP.NET
4 258 (3.59%) JSP
5 245 (3.41%) XML
6 218 (3.03%) Web Services
7 171 (2.38%) CSS
8 112 (1.56%) Middleware
9 95 (1.32%) jQuery
10 83 (1.15%) Spring
11 81 (1.13%) REST
12 79 (1.10%) .NET Framework
13 75 (1.04%) SOAP
14 72 (1.00%) J2EE
15 70 (0.97%) HTML5
16 61 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
17 58 (0.81%) Hibernate
18 55 (0.76%) Application Packaging
19 51 (0.71%) CSS3
20 49 (0.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 503 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 282 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 150 (2.09%) Open Source
4 123 (1.71%) Clustering
4 123 (1.71%) CESG
5 119 (1.65%) Blackberry
6 93 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 87 (1.21%) RMADS
8 81 (1.13%) User Experience
9 78 (1.08%) PKI
10 68 (0.95%) CMDB
11 66 (0.92%) Replication
12 61 (0.85%) NHS
13 60 (0.83%) CESG CLAS
14 52 (0.72%) Statistics
15 49 (0.68%) Data Structures
16 43 (0.60%) Data Integration
17 40 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
18 38 (0.53%) GIS
18 38 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1473 (20.48%) Windows
2 620 (8.62%) Linux
3 489 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 466 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 449 (6.24%) UNIX
6 378 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 289 (4.02%) Windows XP
8 133 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 111 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 98 (1.36%) Solaris
11 72 (1.00%) Windows 2000
12 69 (0.96%) CentOS
13 66 (0.92%) Windows Vista
14 49 (0.68%) AIX
15 43 (0.60%) Windows 8
16 32 (0.45%) Ubuntu
16 32 (0.45%) Android
17 30 (0.42%) Mac OS X
18 26 (0.36%) HPUX
19 19 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1023 (14.23%) ITIL
2 756 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
3 711 (9.89%) Project Management
4 500 (6.95%) PRINCE2
5 468 (6.51%) Service Management
6 432 (6.01%) Migration
7 399 (5.55%) Service Delivery
8 347 (4.83%) Configuration Management
9 329 (4.58%) Scrum
10 301 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 299 (4.16%) Test Scripting
12 284 (3.95%) CRM
13 256 (3.56%) Risk Management
14 230 (3.20%) Change Management
15 197 (2.74%) Workflow
16 186 (2.59%) Problem Management
17 182 (2.53%) Software Engineering
18 174 (2.42%) Continuous Integration
19 166 (2.31%) Incident Management
20 164 (2.28%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 882 (12.27%) SQL
2 545 (7.58%) Java
3 409 (5.69%) C#
4 388 (5.40%) JavaScript
5 279 (3.88%) C
6 207 (2.88%) PL/SQL
7 183 (2.54%) PowerShell
8 156 (2.17%) VB
9 131 (1.82%) C++
10 118 (1.64%) Python
11 107 (1.49%) Shell Script
12 99 (1.38%) Perl
13 98 (1.36%) PHP
14 93 (1.29%) T-SQL
15 90 (1.25%) VBScript
16 80 (1.11%) Ruby
17 73 (1.02%) VBA
18 52 (0.72%) Bash Shell
19 37 (0.51%) VB.NET
20 26 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5009 (69.66%) SC Cleared
2 1229 (17.09%) DV Cleared
3 333 (4.63%) ISTQB
4 280 (3.89%) Degree
5 270 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
6 211 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 197 (2.74%) ISEB
8 163 (2.27%) CCNP
9 147 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
10 144 (2.00%) CCNA
10 144 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 141 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 133 (1.85%) BC Cleared
13 125 (1.74%) MCSE
14 103 (1.43%) CISSP
15 95 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
16 94 (1.31%) MCP
17 84 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 75 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 63 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (4.85%) SLA
2 215 (2.99%) QA
3 101 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (1.00%) JSP 440
5 59 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 36 (0.50%) ISO 14001
7 26 (0.36%) COBIT
8 24 (0.33%) DO-178B
9 21 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 17 (0.24%) PCI DSS
11 16 (0.22%) ISO 9000
12 15 (0.21%) P3O
13 13 (0.18%) BS15000
14 9 (0.13%) BS7799
15 7 (0.097%) GPG13
16 5 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 5 (0.070%) WCAG
17 3 (0.042%) TickIT
17 3 (0.042%) BS25999
17 3 (0.042%) DO-254
System Software
1 617 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 294 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 118 (1.64%) vSphere
4 95 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 73 (1.02%) XenApp
6 71 (0.99%) VMware ESX
7 65 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 60 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 32 (0.45%) NFS
10 32 (0.45%) XenServer
11 29 (0.40%) Firmware
12 27 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 24 (0.33%) Nmap
13 24 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
14 22 (0.31%) vCloud
14 22 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
15 19 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 15 (0.21%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 244 (3.39%) SCCM
2 167 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
3 138 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 98 (1.36%) Puppet
5 85 (1.18%) SCOM
6 62 (0.86%) NetBackup
7 56 (0.78%) OpenView
8 50 (0.70%) Backup Exec
9 49 (0.68%) Tivoli
10 41 (0.57%) HP SIM
10 41 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 39 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
12 38 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
13 33 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
13 33 (0.46%) OVSD
14 32 (0.45%) HP UCMDB
15 31 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 31 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 29 (0.40%) WSUS
17 27 (0.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1365 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 1010 (14.05%) Oracle
3 805 (11.19%) HP
4 530 (7.37%) VMware
5 485 (6.74%) Cisco
6 354 (4.92%) Citrix
7 170 (2.36%) Red Hat
8 155 (2.16%) Juniper
9 144 (2.00%) McAfee
10 142 (1.97%) SAP
11 138 (1.92%) IBM
12 129 (1.79%) CheckPoint
13 104 (1.45%) Remedy
13 104 (1.45%) Symantec
14 100 (1.39%) EMC
15 78 (1.08%) CA
16 75 (1.04%) F5
17 73 (1.02%) Lumension
18 72 (1.00%) Brocade
19 64 (0.89%) Dell
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £409 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £650 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £12 - £19 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £0
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £0
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £0
Posted: 20 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Engineering
Rate: holiday
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
LA International
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