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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 22 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3723 2310 2839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.12% 4.79% 5.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.19% 27.75% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2058 1162 1410
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 122 219
Average hourly rate £22.75 £18.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -25.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £45.00 £46.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -30.76%
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
10011 8323 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.16% 17.26% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4713 4945
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 391 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 1161 £375 - 184
London +34 924 £433 -0.57% 100
South West 0 713 £400 +9.00% 112
North West +10 264 £425 +18.05% 35
West Midlands +17 177 £350 -10.94% 21
East of England +27 163 £381 +9.31% 24
East Midlands +14 113 £350 +12.00% 12
Yorkshire +19 104 £353 +95.83% 17
North East +10 101 £350 +17.53% 17
Midlands +11 15 £350 - 1
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5057 (69.94%) SC Cleared
2 1470 (20.33%) Windows
3 1350 (18.67%) Microsoft
4 1239 (17.13%) DV Cleared
5 1003 (13.87%) Oracle
6 996 (13.77%) ITIL
7 889 (12.29%) SQL
8 782 (10.81%) HP
9 744 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
10 715 (9.89%) Project Management
11 687 (9.50%) MS Excel
12 626 (8.66%) Finance
13 592 (8.19%) Linux
14 591 (8.17%) Active Directory
15 547 (7.56%) .NET
16 526 (7.27%) Java
16 526 (7.27%) VMware
17 519 (7.18%) PRINCE2
18 502 (6.94%) Cisco
18 502 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
19 479 (6.62%) Service Management
20 470 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
21 459 (6.35%) UNIX
22 456 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
23 443 (6.13%) Telecoms
24 439 (6.07%) SQL Server
25 438 (6.06%) MS Office
26 428 (5.92%) SharePoint
27 427 (5.91%) Migration
28 403 (5.57%) C#

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 428 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 304 (4.20%) MS Exchange
3 108 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 99 (1.37%) WebLogic
4 99 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 86 (1.19%) Apache
6 82 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 81 (1.12%) IIS
8 80 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
9 72 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 65 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
11 56 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
12 55 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
13 48 (0.66%) WebSphere
14 47 (0.65%) Lync
15 44 (0.61%) Confluence
16 42 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
17 36 (0.50%) Documentum
17 36 (0.50%) Tomcat
18 35 (0.48%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 687 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 438 (6.06%) MS Office
3 288 (3.98%) MS Project
4 95 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 89 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 37 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.14%) Simulink
9 10 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
10 6 (0.083%) PaintShop Pro
11 5 (0.069%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.069%) SPSS
12 3 (0.041%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.028%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.028%) Windchill
14 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 244 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 112 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 91 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 68 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
5 53 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
6 49 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
7 48 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
8 46 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
9 40 (0.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 36 (0.50%) Summit
11 33 (0.46%) TRIRIGA
12 32 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
13 22 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
14 19 (0.26%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 19 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
15 18 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
16 17 (0.24%) assyst
16 17 (0.24%) ResourceLink
17 15 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
18 14 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (0.82%) SaaS
2 37 (0.51%) IaaS
3 36 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.30%) PaaS
5 17 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
6 14 (0.19%) Office 365
7 13 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.083%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.069%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (0.055%) GitHub
12 1 (0.014%) Taleo
12 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.014%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.014%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.014%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 378 (5.23%) Firewall
2 277 (3.83%) SAN
3 268 (3.71%) LAN
4 267 (3.69%) DNS
5 234 (3.24%) WAN
6 232 (3.21%) TCP/IP
7 182 (2.52%) DHCP
8 147 (2.03%) Network Security
9 115 (1.59%) VPN
10 108 (1.49%) Internet
11 105 (1.45%) LDAP
12 103 (1.42%) HTTP
13 98 (1.36%) SSL
14 92 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
15 80 (1.11%) MPLS
16 68 (0.94%) OSPF
17 62 (0.86%) SMTP
18 56 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
19 53 (0.73%) VLAN
19 53 (0.73%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 262 (3.62%) Oracle Database
3 169 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
4 121 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 114 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 101 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 93 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 84 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 75 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 70 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
11 69 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 63 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 61 (0.84%) MySQL
14 56 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 47 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
16 44 (0.61%) MongoDB
16 44 (0.61%) Big Data
17 38 (0.53%) DB2
18 35 (0.48%) RDBMS
19 33 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 116 (1.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 109 (1.51%) Jenkins
3 86 (1.19%) Subversion
3 86 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 83 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 75 (1.04%) MSI
6 74 (1.02%) LoadRunner
7 72 (1.00%) Visual Studio
8 71 (0.98%) Maven
9 62 (0.86%) JIRA
10 60 (0.83%) Selenium
11 56 (0.77%) JUnit
12 52 (0.72%) Eclipse
13 50 (0.69%) ClearCase
14 45 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
15 43 (0.59%) Ant
16 41 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
17 32 (0.44%) StarTeam
18 31 (0.43%) JMeter
19 22 (0.30%) NUnit
General
1 626 (8.66%) Finance
2 443 (6.13%) Telecoms
3 205 (2.84%) Military
4 96 (1.33%) Back Office
5 90 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 71 (0.98%) Legal
7 50 (0.69%) Publishing
8 38 (0.53%) Law
9 37 (0.51%) Billing
10 31 (0.43%) General Ledger
11 29 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 29 (0.40%) Retail
12 28 (0.39%) Local Government
13 27 (0.37%) Banking
14 26 (0.36%) Marketing
14 26 (0.36%) Electronics
15 22 (0.30%) Avionics
15 22 (0.30%) Front Office
16 10 (0.14%) Automotive
17 6 (0.083%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 884 (12.23%) Developer
2 872 (12.06%) Analyst
3 553 (7.65%) Architect
4 528 (7.30%) Consultant
5 496 (6.86%) Project Manager
6 219 (3.03%) Support Engineer
7 215 (2.97%) Test Analyst
8 195 (2.70%) Administrator
9 184 (2.54%) Network Engineer
10 167 (2.31%) Java Developer
11 161 (2.23%) Business Analyst
12 140 (1.94%) Desktop Support
13 136 (1.88%) Tester
14 128 (1.77%) Test Manager
15 127 (1.76%) DBA
16 125 (1.73%) Service Manager
17 124 (1.71%) Technical Architect
18 120 (1.66%) .NET Developer
19 119 (1.65%) Designer
20 115 (1.59%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 547 (7.56%) .NET
2 370 (5.12%) HTML
3 315 (4.36%) ASP.NET
4 252 (3.48%) JSP
5 246 (3.40%) XML
6 210 (2.90%) Web Services
7 168 (2.32%) CSS
8 105 (1.45%) Middleware
9 85 (1.18%) jQuery
10 80 (1.11%) REST
10 80 (1.11%) Spring
11 76 (1.05%) .NET Framework
12 73 (1.01%) J2EE
12 73 (1.01%) HTML5
13 69 (0.95%) SOAP
14 56 (0.77%) Application Packaging
15 55 (0.76%) Hibernate
16 54 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 53 (0.73%) CSS3
18 45 (0.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 502 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 290 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 155 (2.14%) Open Source
4 127 (1.76%) Blackberry
5 125 (1.73%) Clustering
6 115 (1.59%) CESG
7 92 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 83 (1.15%) User Experience
8 83 (1.15%) RMADS
9 67 (0.93%) PKI
10 65 (0.90%) CMDB
11 63 (0.87%) Replication
12 62 (0.86%) Statistics
13 57 (0.79%) NHS
14 55 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
15 49 (0.68%) Data Integration
16 43 (0.59%) GIS
17 40 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
17 40 (0.55%) Economics
18 36 (0.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1470 (20.33%) Windows
2 592 (8.19%) Linux
3 470 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 459 (6.35%) UNIX
5 456 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 387 (5.35%) Windows 7
7 290 (4.01%) Windows XP
8 130 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 115 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 99 (1.37%) Solaris
11 74 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 71 (0.98%) Windows Vista
13 65 (0.90%) CentOS
14 43 (0.59%) AIX
15 41 (0.57%) Windows 8
16 37 (0.51%) Android
17 32 (0.44%) Ubuntu
17 32 (0.44%) Mac OS X
18 26 (0.36%) HPUX
19 21 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (13.77%) ITIL
2 744 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
3 715 (9.89%) Project Management
4 519 (7.18%) PRINCE2
5 479 (6.62%) Service Management
6 427 (5.91%) Migration
7 392 (5.42%) Service Delivery
8 347 (4.80%) Configuration Management
9 320 (4.43%) Scrum
10 303 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 302 (4.18%) Test Scripting
12 280 (3.87%) CRM
13 264 (3.65%) Risk Management
14 214 (2.96%) Change Management
15 195 (2.70%) Workflow
16 188 (2.60%) Software Engineering
17 175 (2.42%) Problem Management
18 166 (2.30%) Continuous Integration
18 166 (2.30%) Validation
19 165 (2.28%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 889 (12.29%) SQL
2 526 (7.27%) Java
3 403 (5.57%) C#
4 390 (5.39%) JavaScript
5 280 (3.87%) C
6 188 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 175 (2.42%) PowerShell
8 158 (2.19%) VB
9 130 (1.80%) C++
10 118 (1.63%) Python
11 99 (1.37%) PHP
12 98 (1.36%) T-SQL
13 93 (1.29%) Shell Script
14 92 (1.27%) Perl
15 81 (1.12%) Ruby
16 80 (1.11%) VBScript
17 70 (0.97%) VBA
18 49 (0.68%) Bash Shell
19 40 (0.55%) VB.NET
20 30 (0.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5057 (69.94%) SC Cleared
2 1239 (17.13%) DV Cleared
3 332 (4.59%) ISTQB
4 278 (3.84%) Degree
5 265 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
6 200 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 193 (2.67%) ISEB
8 161 (2.23%) CCNP
9 155 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 143 (1.98%) CTC Cleared
11 140 (1.94%) CCNA
12 139 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 124 (1.71%) BC Cleared
14 113 (1.56%) MCSE
15 105 (1.45%) CISSP
16 97 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
17 96 (1.33%) MCP
18 84 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 80 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 64 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (5.06%) SLA
2 226 (3.13%) QA
3 102 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 73 (1.01%) JSP 440
5 57 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 37 (0.51%) ISO 14001
7 29 (0.40%) COBIT
8 25 (0.35%) DO-178B
9 20 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.25%) BS15000
11 17 (0.24%) ISO 9000
12 15 (0.21%) P3O
13 14 (0.19%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.12%) BS7799
15 7 (0.097%) GPG13
16 5 (0.069%) WCAG
17 4 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 3 (0.041%) DO-254
19 2 (0.028%) BS25999
20 1 (0.014%) GxP
System Software
1 591 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 302 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 114 (1.58%) vSphere
5 94 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 69 (0.95%) XenApp
7 67 (0.93%) VMware ESX
8 64 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
8 64 (0.89%) XenDesktop
9 32 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
9 32 (0.44%) NFS
10 31 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
10 31 (0.43%) XenServer
11 28 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 25 (0.35%) Nmap
13 22 (0.30%) vCloud
14 20 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
15 19 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 17 (0.24%) ISA Server
17 12 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 254 (3.51%) SCCM
2 167 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
3 134 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 93 (1.29%) Puppet
5 81 (1.12%) SCOM
6 58 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 55 (0.76%) OpenView
8 43 (0.59%) Tivoli
8 43 (0.59%) Backup Exec
9 40 (0.55%) HP SIM
10 36 (0.50%) OVSD
11 35 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 35 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
12 34 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
13 33 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
14 31 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 31 (0.43%) WSUS
14 31 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
15 30 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 29 (0.40%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1350 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 1003 (13.87%) Oracle
3 782 (10.81%) HP
4 526 (7.27%) VMware
5 502 (6.94%) Cisco
6 352 (4.87%) Citrix
7 170 (2.35%) Red Hat
8 154 (2.13%) Juniper
9 141 (1.95%) SAP
10 135 (1.87%) CheckPoint
10 135 (1.87%) McAfee
11 133 (1.84%) IBM
12 99 (1.37%) EMC
12 99 (1.37%) Remedy
13 98 (1.36%) Symantec
14 80 (1.11%) CA
15 77 (1.06%) F5
16 69 (0.95%) Lumension
17 67 (0.93%) Brocade
18 62 (0.86%) Dell
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