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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 19 19 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3703 3487 2264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.62% 7.37% 5.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.72% 38.13% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1995 1730 1087
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 200 138
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.09 £45.00 £48.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -36.00%
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
9564 9146 7581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.67% 19.34% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 5096 4065
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 420 473 438
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -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 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 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 +1 1320 £388 +10.71% 188
London -2 900 £425 - 158
South West 0 600 £400 +2.56% 100
North West +1 290 £425 +6.25% 33
West Midlands +4 174 £400 +60.00% 30
East Midlands +21 128 £375 - 7
East of England -2 121 £403 +3.87% 33
North East -2 96 £323 +31.83% 5
Yorkshire -14 70 £350 +13.45% 14
Midlands +6 10 £550 -
Security Cleared
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5293 (66.53%) SC Cleared
2 1750 (22.00%) Windows
3 1691 (21.25%) DV Cleared
4 1447 (18.19%) Microsoft
5 1152 (14.48%) Oracle
6 1137 (14.29%) ITIL
7 1052 (13.22%) SQL
8 1004 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
9 981 (12.33%) Linux
10 818 (10.28%) Java
11 785 (9.87%) MS Excel
12 768 (9.65%) Project Management
13 754 (9.48%) VMware
14 708 (8.90%) UNIX
15 691 (8.69%) Active Directory
16 663 (8.33%) HP
17 660 (8.30%) Finance
18 592 (7.44%) Cisco
19 570 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
20 542 (6.81%) Migration
21 502 (6.31%) .NET
22 499 (6.27%) Windows Server 2008
23 497 (6.25%) MS Office
24 479 (6.02%) Service Management
25 474 (5.96%) Configuration Management
26 471 (5.92%) SQL Server
27 449 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
28 448 (5.63%) PRINCE2
29 440 (5.53%) Windows 7
30 425 (5.34%) Firewall

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 353 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 251 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 206 (2.59%) WebLogic
4 126 (1.58%) JBoss
5 114 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 111 (1.40%) WebSphere
7 85 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 85 (1.07%) Apache
8 80 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 74 (0.93%) IIS
10 72 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 71 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
12 61 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
13 59 (0.74%) Lync
14 55 (0.69%) CMS
15 52 (0.65%) Tomcat
16 46 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
17 45 (0.57%) OpenStack
18 37 (0.47%) Confluence
19 35 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 785 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 497 (6.25%) MS Office
3 236 (2.97%) MS Project
4 109 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 86 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 38 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.18%) SPSS
8 13 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
8 13 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.10%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.063%) Simulink
13 4 (0.050%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.050%) Mingle
13 4 (0.050%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.025%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.025%) S-PLUS
15 2 (0.025%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 260 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
2 150 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 90 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
4 65 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 43 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 40 (0.50%) Summit
7 34 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
8 30 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
9 28 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 27 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
11 23 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
11 23 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
12 16 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 15 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
13 15 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
14 13 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
14 13 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
15 12 (0.15%) Google Analytics
15 12 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
16 11 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 81 (1.02%) PaaS
2 49 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 43 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (0.48%) Office 365
5 32 (0.40%) IaaS
6 27 (0.34%) SaaS
7 16 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 11 (0.14%) Google Apps
9 8 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (0.10%) GitHub
10 5 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.050%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.025%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.025%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.013%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 425 (5.34%) Firewall
2 295 (3.71%) LAN
3 279 (3.51%) WAN
4 253 (3.18%) DNS
5 252 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 213 (2.68%) SAN
7 176 (2.21%) Internet
8 159 (2.00%) DHCP
9 143 (1.80%) VPN
10 142 (1.78%) Network Security
11 138 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
12 107 (1.34%) SSL
13 90 (1.13%) HTTP
14 87 (1.09%) LDAP
15 73 (0.92%) OSPF
16 63 (0.79%) MPLS
17 57 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
18 54 (0.68%) VLAN
18 54 (0.68%) VoIP
19 51 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 471 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 330 (4.15%) Oracle Database
3 159 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
4 126 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 125 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 123 (1.55%) MySQL
7 121 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 104 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
9 95 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
10 85 (1.07%) NoSQL
10 85 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 77 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 70 (0.88%) Big Data
13 61 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
14 60 (0.75%) Hadoop
15 59 (0.74%) RDBMS
16 56 (0.70%) MS Access
16 56 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 54 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
18 41 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 202 (2.54%) Subversion
2 179 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 161 (2.02%) ClearCase
4 160 (2.01%) JIRA
4 160 (2.01%) Git (software)
5 157 (1.97%) Maven
6 139 (1.75%) Ant
7 111 (1.40%) Visual Studio
8 94 (1.18%) MSI
9 91 (1.14%) Eclipse
10 84 (1.06%) Selenium
11 83 (1.04%) JUnit
12 77 (0.97%) LoadRunner
13 65 (0.82%) ClearQuest
14 63 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
15 61 (0.77%) StarTeam
15 61 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
16 58 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
16 58 (0.73%) NUnit
17 57 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 660 (8.30%) Finance
2 369 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 139 (1.75%) Military
4 98 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 53 (0.67%) Publishing
5 53 (0.67%) Law
6 45 (0.57%) Legal
7 36 (0.45%) Local Government
7 36 (0.45%) Marketing
8 34 (0.43%) Electronics
9 30 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 27 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 27 (0.34%) Banking
11 25 (0.31%) Back Office
12 23 (0.29%) Billing
13 22 (0.28%) Retail
14 15 (0.19%) Avionics
15 8 (0.10%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.063%) Advertising
17 2 (0.025%) Games
Job Titles
1 1140 (14.33%) Developer
2 864 (10.86%) Analyst
3 687 (8.63%) Architect
4 620 (7.79%) Consultant
5 486 (6.11%) Project Manager
6 279 (3.51%) Java Developer
7 214 (2.69%) Network Engineer
8 212 (2.66%) Support Engineer
9 198 (2.49%) Business Analyst
10 191 (2.40%) Administrator
11 183 (2.30%) Test Analyst
12 162 (2.04%) Software Engineer
12 162 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 149 (1.87%) Solutions Architect
14 145 (1.82%) DBA
15 135 (1.70%) Tester
16 133 (1.67%) Service Manager
17 124 (1.56%) .NET Developer
17 124 (1.56%) Designer
18 119 (1.50%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (6.31%) .NET
2 413 (5.19%) HTML
3 336 (4.22%) XML
4 256 (3.22%) ASP.NET
5 255 (3.21%) Web Services
6 231 (2.90%) CSS
7 209 (2.63%) J2EE
8 195 (2.45%) JSP
9 138 (1.73%) Middleware
10 118 (1.48%) Spring
11 116 (1.46%) jQuery
12 108 (1.36%) Hibernate
13 100 (1.26%) HTML5
14 86 (1.08%) .NET Framework
15 75 (0.94%) SOAP
16 73 (0.92%) Application Packaging
16 73 (0.92%) CSS3
17 70 (0.88%) JSON
18 68 (0.85%) Java EE
18 68 (0.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 570 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 293 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 210 (2.64%) Open Source
4 159 (2.00%) PKI
5 91 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 86 (1.08%) User Experience
7 84 (1.06%) Clustering
8 65 (0.82%) CESG
9 64 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 63 (0.79%) Blackberry
10 63 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 62 (0.78%) NHS
12 56 (0.70%) Visualisation
13 54 (0.68%) Economics
14 52 (0.65%) Replication
15 45 (0.57%) GIS
16 40 (0.50%) Statistics
17 39 (0.49%) Mobile App
18 38 (0.48%) Smart Meter
19 36 (0.45%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1750 (22.00%) Windows
2 981 (12.33%) Linux
3 708 (8.90%) UNIX
4 499 (6.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 440 (5.53%) Windows 7
6 333 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 227 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 191 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 189 (2.38%) Windows XP
10 172 (2.16%) Solaris
11 98 (1.23%) CentOS
12 89 (1.12%) Ubuntu
13 68 (0.85%) Windows Vista
14 66 (0.83%) Windows 8
15 60 (0.75%) AIX
16 38 (0.48%) HPUX
17 28 (0.35%) Android
18 26 (0.33%) VMS
18 26 (0.33%) Mac OS X
19 21 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1137 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1004 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
3 768 (9.65%) Project Management
4 542 (6.81%) Migration
5 479 (6.02%) Service Management
6 474 (5.96%) Configuration Management
7 448 (5.63%) PRINCE2
8 355 (4.46%) Service Delivery
8 355 (4.46%) Change Management
9 346 (4.35%) Scrum
10 323 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 290 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
12 275 (3.46%) Software Engineering
13 270 (3.39%) Test Scripting
14 263 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
15 229 (2.88%) Risk Management
16 227 (2.85%) OO
17 219 (2.75%) Incident Management
18 217 (2.73%) UML
19 214 (2.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1052 (13.22%) SQL
2 818 (10.28%) Java
3 418 (5.25%) JavaScript
4 390 (4.90%) C#
5 375 (4.71%) C
6 327 (4.11%) PL/SQL
7 285 (3.58%) PowerShell
8 275 (3.46%) C++
8 275 (3.46%) Python
9 214 (2.69%) Shell Script
10 191 (2.40%) Bash Shell
11 163 (2.05%) Ruby
12 149 (1.87%) Perl
13 123 (1.55%) VB
14 116 (1.46%) VBA
15 102 (1.28%) PHP
16 101 (1.27%) VBScript
17 59 (0.74%) VB.NET
18 41 (0.52%) T-SQL
19 26 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5293 (66.53%) SC Cleared
2 1691 (21.25%) DV Cleared
3 322 (4.05%) Degree
4 293 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 245 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 204 (2.56%) ISTQB
7 162 (2.04%) CCNP
8 160 (2.01%) BC Cleared
9 156 (1.96%) CCNA
10 155 (1.95%) ISEB
10 155 (1.95%) CISSP
11 124 (1.56%) MCSE
12 119 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 102 (1.28%) MCP
14 97 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
15 96 (1.21%) MCITP
16 90 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 87 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
18 67 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 64 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (3.08%) SLA
2 157 (1.97%) QA
3 97 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 68 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 50 (0.63%) JSP 440
6 39 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 39 (0.49%) ISO 14001
7 17 (0.21%) ISO 9000
8 16 (0.20%) COBIT
9 15 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 14 (0.18%) DO-178B
11 9 (0.11%) DO-254
12 7 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.088%) BS15000
13 6 (0.075%) TickIT
13 6 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.075%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.063%) P3O
14 5 (0.063%) BS7799
15 3 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 691 (8.69%) Active Directory
2 449 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 135 (1.70%) vSphere
5 103 (1.29%) XenApp
6 87 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 60 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 58 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 54 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 51 (0.64%) VMware ESX
11 32 (0.40%) Firmware
12 29 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
13 24 (0.30%) Samba
14 21 (0.26%) XenServer
14 21 (0.26%) vCloud
15 16 (0.20%) NFS
16 12 (0.15%) Terminal Services
16 12 (0.15%) Sendmail
17 9 (0.11%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 262 (3.29%) SCCM
2 217 (2.73%) Puppet
3 167 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 165 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
5 87 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (1.02%) SCOM
7 79 (0.99%) Ansible
8 48 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
8 48 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 45 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 43 (0.54%) OVSD
11 42 (0.53%) OpenView
12 40 (0.50%) Tivoli
13 29 (0.36%) Backup Exec
14 28 (0.35%) WSUS
15 26 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.29%) Vagrant
16 23 (0.29%) NetBackup
17 22 (0.28%) FortiGate
18 19 (0.24%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1447 (18.19%) Microsoft
2 1152 (14.48%) Oracle
3 754 (9.48%) VMware
4 663 (8.33%) HP
5 592 (7.44%) Cisco
6 337 (4.24%) Citrix
7 233 (2.93%) Red Hat
8 193 (2.43%) Juniper
9 171 (2.15%) McAfee
10 162 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 130 (1.63%) IBM
12 129 (1.62%) SAP
13 126 (1.58%) F5
14 108 (1.36%) NetApp
15 94 (1.18%) Remedy
16 71 (0.89%) EMC
17 69 (0.87%) Dell
18 67 (0.84%) Google
19 66 (0.83%) CA
20 61 (0.77%) Lumension
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Netsource
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £37 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £45.26 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago