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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 14 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4310 2636 2491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.69% 5.63% 5.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.23% 31.26% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2431 1337 1132
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £351 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.09% -6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 117 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -41.93%
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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 1552 £390 +8.33% 157
London +22 1098 £425 +6.25% 70
South West +4 728 £413 +10.00% 80
North West +8 285 £400 +3.22% 20
West Midlands +27 185 £350 +7.69% 19
North East +5 134 £360 +31.50% 2
East Midlands -5 108 £350 +4.47% 11
East of England -19 107 £403 +23.84% 9
Yorkshire +37 102 £363 +20.83% 9
Midlands +5 10 £401 +57.35% 2
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5399 (67.19%) SC Cleared
2 1668 (20.76%) Windows
3 1550 (19.29%) DV Cleared
4 1444 (17.97%) Microsoft
5 1174 (14.61%) ITIL
6 1103 (13.73%) Oracle
7 1021 (12.71%) SQL
8 878 (10.93%) Linux
9 865 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
10 780 (9.71%) Project Management
11 779 (9.69%) HP
12 765 (9.52%) MS Excel
13 744 (9.26%) Java
14 710 (8.84%) VMware
15 698 (8.69%) Active Directory
16 627 (7.80%) Finance
17 599 (7.45%) UNIX
18 566 (7.04%) Cisco
19 565 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
20 518 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
21 507 (6.31%) Service Management
22 505 (6.28%) Firewall
23 503 (6.26%) Telecoms
24 483 (6.01%) Migration
25 471 (5.86%) .NET
26 470 (5.85%) PRINCE2
27 454 (5.65%) MS Office
28 424 (5.28%) Configuration Management
29 422 (5.25%) Service Delivery
30 421 (5.24%) HTML

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 418 (5.20%) SharePoint
2 302 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 181 (2.25%) WebLogic
4 127 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 113 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 103 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 98 (1.22%) JBoss
8 91 (1.13%) Apache
9 90 (1.12%) IIS
10 82 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
11 71 (0.88%) WebSphere
11 71 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 65 (0.81%) Lync
13 64 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
14 51 (0.63%) Tomcat
15 44 (0.55%) SAS
16 42 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
17 41 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
18 38 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
19 37 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 765 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 454 (5.65%) MS Office
3 265 (3.30%) MS Project
4 104 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 64 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 37 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 17 (0.21%) SPSS
9 15 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.100%) Fireworks
10 8 (0.100%) PaintShop Pro
10 8 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.050%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.050%) Simulink
13 3 (0.037%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.025%) Mingle
14 2 (0.025%) Mathematica
15 1 (0.012%) Doxygen
15 1 (0.012%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 279 (3.47%) Oracle EBS
2 142 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 79 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
4 64 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 57 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
6 49 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
7 47 (0.58%) Summit
8 45 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
9 41 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
10 37 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
11 32 (0.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 24 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 20 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
14 19 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
15 18 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
16 16 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
16 16 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
16 16 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
16 16 (0.20%) ResourceLink
17 15 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 60 (0.75%) PaaS
2 52 (0.65%) SaaS
3 44 (0.55%) IaaS
4 34 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (0.37%) Office 365
6 29 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (0.14%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.100%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (0.062%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.062%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.050%) GitHub
13 1 (0.012%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.012%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 505 (6.28%) Firewall
2 339 (4.22%) LAN
3 305 (3.80%) WAN
4 278 (3.46%) DNS
5 260 (3.24%) SAN
6 248 (3.09%) TCP/IP
7 194 (2.41%) DHCP
8 175 (2.18%) Network Security
9 158 (1.97%) Internet
10 152 (1.89%) VPN
11 134 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
12 116 (1.44%) SSL
13 104 (1.29%) LDAP
14 99 (1.23%) HTTP
15 88 (1.10%) OSPF
16 81 (1.01%) MPLS
17 75 (0.93%) SMTP
18 74 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
19 67 (0.83%) VLAN
20 64 (0.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 333 (4.14%) Oracle Database
3 186 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
4 138 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 121 (1.51%) Relational Database
6 102 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 102 (1.27%) MySQL
7 100 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
8 98 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 78 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
10 77 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 75 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 71 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
13 62 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 57 (0.71%) RDBMS
15 51 (0.63%) MS Access
16 46 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
17 44 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 44 (0.55%) Big Data
17 44 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 183 (2.28%) Subversion
2 180 (2.24%) Jenkins
3 143 (1.78%) Maven
4 140 (1.74%) Git (software)
5 118 (1.47%) ClearCase
6 104 (1.29%) JIRA
7 92 (1.14%) MSI
8 91 (1.13%) Visual Studio
9 90 (1.12%) JUnit
10 88 (1.10%) Ant
10 88 (1.10%) Eclipse
11 83 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
12 70 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
13 68 (0.85%) Selenium
14 63 (0.78%) LoadRunner
15 58 (0.72%) StarTeam
16 53 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
17 52 (0.65%) ClearQuest
18 51 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
19 43 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 627 (7.80%) Finance
2 503 (6.26%) Telecoms
3 179 (2.23%) Military
4 102 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 66 (0.82%) Publishing
6 64 (0.80%) Law
7 63 (0.78%) Legal
8 42 (0.52%) Back Office
9 39 (0.49%) Local Government
10 38 (0.47%) Billing
11 35 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 34 (0.42%) Marketing
13 33 (0.41%) Banking
14 30 (0.37%) Aerospace
15 23 (0.29%) Electronics
16 21 (0.26%) Avionics
17 12 (0.15%) Retail
18 7 (0.087%) Advertising
19 4 (0.050%) Multimedia
19 4 (0.050%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1084 (13.49%) Developer
2 896 (11.15%) Analyst
3 666 (8.29%) Architect
4 601 (7.48%) Consultant
5 545 (6.78%) Project Manager
6 252 (3.14%) Java Developer
7 234 (2.91%) Support Engineer
8 216 (2.69%) Administrator
9 207 (2.58%) Network Engineer
10 194 (2.41%) Business Analyst
11 174 (2.17%) Test Analyst
12 161 (2.00%) Service Manager
13 151 (1.88%) Designer
14 131 (1.63%) Service Analyst
15 127 (1.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 125 (1.56%) Oracle Developer
16 125 (1.56%) DBA
17 121 (1.51%) Software Engineer
18 117 (1.46%) Tester
18 117 (1.46%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (5.86%) .NET
2 421 (5.24%) HTML
3 287 (3.57%) XML
4 272 (3.38%) ASP.NET
5 242 (3.01%) JSP
6 221 (2.75%) CSS
7 214 (2.66%) Web Services
8 138 (1.72%) J2EE
9 134 (1.67%) Middleware
10 120 (1.49%) Spring
11 115 (1.43%) jQuery
12 94 (1.17%) Hibernate
13 78 (0.97%) SOAP
14 75 (0.93%) HTML5
15 69 (0.86%) Java EE
16 64 (0.80%) Ajax
17 61 (0.76%) Application Packaging
18 59 (0.73%) REST
19 57 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
20 55 (0.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 565 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 320 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 185 (2.30%) Open Source
4 152 (1.89%) PKI
5 123 (1.53%) Clustering
6 120 (1.49%) CESG
7 105 (1.31%) Blackberry
8 103 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 83 (1.03%) User Experience
10 73 (0.91%) RMADS
11 72 (0.90%) Replication
12 63 (0.78%) NHS
12 63 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 58 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
14 55 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 50 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
16 48 (0.60%) Economics
16 48 (0.60%) Statistics
16 48 (0.60%) Smart Meter
17 44 (0.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1668 (20.76%) Windows
2 878 (10.93%) Linux
3 599 (7.45%) UNIX
4 518 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 411 (5.11%) Windows 7
6 407 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 251 (3.12%) Windows XP
8 218 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 151 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 133 (1.66%) Solaris
11 107 (1.33%) CentOS
12 74 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 72 (0.90%) Windows Vista
14 68 (0.85%) Windows 8
15 46 (0.57%) AIX
16 38 (0.47%) Mac OS X
17 35 (0.44%) Windows 2000
18 34 (0.42%) HPUX
18 34 (0.42%) Android
19 20 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1174 (14.61%) ITIL
2 865 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
3 780 (9.71%) Project Management
4 507 (6.31%) Service Management
5 483 (6.01%) Migration
6 470 (5.85%) PRINCE2
7 424 (5.28%) Configuration Management
8 422 (5.25%) Service Delivery
9 334 (4.16%) Change Management
10 322 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 307 (3.82%) Scrum
12 278 (3.46%) Risk Management
13 258 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
14 249 (3.10%) Test Scripting
15 217 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
16 213 (2.65%) Incident Management
17 208 (2.59%) Information Security
18 207 (2.58%) Workflow
19 205 (2.55%) OO
20 204 (2.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1021 (12.71%) SQL
2 744 (9.26%) Java
3 405 (5.04%) JavaScript
4 337 (4.19%) C
5 336 (4.18%) C#
6 298 (3.71%) PL/SQL
7 286 (3.56%) PowerShell
8 228 (2.84%) C++
9 217 (2.70%) Python
10 169 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 163 (2.03%) Bash Shell
12 154 (1.92%) Ruby
13 147 (1.83%) Perl
14 122 (1.52%) PHP
15 121 (1.51%) VB
16 110 (1.37%) VBScript
17 92 (1.14%) VBA
18 62 (0.77%) T-SQL
19 42 (0.52%) VB.NET
20 27 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5399 (67.19%) SC Cleared
2 1550 (19.29%) DV Cleared
3 348 (4.33%) Degree
4 342 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
5 272 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 244 (3.04%) ISTQB
7 199 (2.48%) CCNP
8 181 (2.25%) CCNA
9 176 (2.19%) ISEB
10 174 (2.17%) CISSP
11 166 (2.07%) BC Cleared
12 159 (1.98%) MCSE
13 136 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
14 115 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
15 111 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 109 (1.36%) MCP
17 89 (1.11%) MCITP
18 82 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 79 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 63 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (4.01%) SLA
2 169 (2.10%) QA
3 107 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 75 (0.93%) JSP 440
6 48 (0.60%) ISO 14001
7 35 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 28 (0.35%) COBIT
9 20 (0.25%) DO-178B
10 17 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 16 (0.20%) BS15000
12 12 (0.15%) ISO 9000
13 11 (0.14%) BS7799
14 8 (0.100%) DO-254
15 7 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.075%) GPG13
16 6 (0.075%) TickIT
17 5 (0.062%) P3O
18 4 (0.050%) IEC 61508
19 3 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 698 (8.69%) Active Directory
2 394 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (1.74%) vSphere
4 136 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 80 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 70 (0.87%) XenApp
7 63 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 61 (0.76%) VMware ESX
9 57 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
10 41 (0.51%) XenDesktop
11 39 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
12 38 (0.47%) Firmware
13 37 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
14 32 (0.40%) XenServer
15 22 (0.27%) vCloud
16 21 (0.26%) Nmap
17 15 (0.19%) NFS
17 15 (0.19%) VMware Server
18 13 (0.16%) Xen
18 13 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 264 (3.29%) SCCM
2 190 (2.36%) Puppet
3 178 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 173 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
5 87 (1.08%) SCOM
6 72 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 62 (0.77%) NetBackup
8 56 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 56 (0.70%) Tivoli
8 56 (0.70%) Ansible
9 50 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 49 (0.61%) OpenView
11 38 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 37 (0.46%) HP SIM
13 35 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
14 33 (0.41%) OVSD
14 33 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
15 28 (0.35%) Nagios
15 28 (0.35%) ARCserve
16 27 (0.34%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1444 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 1103 (13.73%) Oracle
3 779 (9.69%) HP
4 710 (8.84%) VMware
5 566 (7.04%) Cisco
6 357 (4.44%) Citrix
7 244 (3.04%) Red Hat
8 179 (2.23%) Juniper
9 174 (2.17%) McAfee
10 147 (1.83%) IBM
11 138 (1.72%) CheckPoint
12 129 (1.61%) Remedy
13 111 (1.38%) SAP
14 102 (1.27%) F5
15 98 (1.22%) Symantec
16 90 (1.12%) CA
17 79 (0.98%) EMC
18 76 (0.95%) NetApp
19 73 (0.91%) Lumension
20 68 (0.85%) Dell
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