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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 12 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4163 3719 3044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.82% 8.07% 6.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.54% 39.78% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2529 1988 1459
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 161 143
Average hourly rate £42.25 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+49.12% +58.33%
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
10022 9350 8593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.24% 20.29% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6263 5473 4720
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 435 397
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +11 1186 £450 - 152
South East 0 1160 £400 +1.91% 152
South West 0 679 £395 -5.95% 135
North West +1 343 £414 +3.50% 35
West Midlands -5 198 £401 +23.23% 54
Yorkshire +24 172 £450 +24.13% 18
North East -1 153 £350 +1.44% 10
East of England +22 146 £366 -8.43% 22
East Midlands +4 118 £385 +11.59% 12
Midlands -9 3 £500 +47.05% 1
Security Cleared
UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5591 (66.52%) SC Cleared
2 1663 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1588 (18.89%) DV Cleared
4 1264 (15.04%) Windows
5 1143 (13.60%) Java
6 1113 (13.24%) Microsoft
7 1082 (12.87%) Oracle
8 1068 (12.71%) Linux
9 963 (11.46%) ITIL
10 895 (10.65%) SQL
11 847 (10.08%) Project Management
12 788 (9.38%) Finance
13 747 (8.89%) Unix
14 626 (7.45%) Migration
15 588 (7.00%) VMware
15 588 (7.00%) Cisco
16 579 (6.89%) Active Directory
17 568 (6.76%) PRINCE2
18 564 (6.71%) MS Excel
19 508 (6.04%) JavaScript
20 497 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
21 484 (5.76%) HP
22 476 (5.66%) Scrum
23 458 (5.45%) C
23 458 (5.45%) HTML
24 453 (5.39%) SQL Server
25 449 (5.34%) Firewall
26 446 (5.31%) Configuration Management
27 438 (5.21%) .NET
28 428 (5.09%) SharePoint

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (5.09%) SharePoint
2 177 (2.11%) JBoss
3 173 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 149 (1.77%) WebLogic
5 137 (1.63%) Confluence
6 133 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 115 (1.37%) IIS
8 114 (1.36%) Apache
9 92 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 89 (1.06%) Node.js
11 87 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 86 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
13 73 (0.87%) Lync
14 64 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
15 57 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
15 57 (0.68%) SAS
16 54 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
17 49 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
18 44 (0.52%) CMS
19 42 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 564 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 342 (4.07%) MS Office
3 248 (2.95%) MS Project
4 140 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 102 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 33 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.33%) PaintShop Pro
8 22 (0.26%) HipChat
9 14 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 12 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 8 (0.095%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.083%) LaTeX
13 6 (0.071%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.059%) Siemens NX
15 4 (0.048%) Windchill
16 3 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 3 (0.036%) ArcView
16 3 (0.036%) FrameMaker
16 3 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 174 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 110 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 81 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 56 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
5 52 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
6 50 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
7 44 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
8 32 (0.38%) Primavera
9 30 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 30 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
10 27 (0.32%) SAP HR
11 23 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
12 22 (0.26%) SAP PM
13 20 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
13 20 (0.24%) SAP HCM
14 18 (0.21%) Maximo
15 17 (0.20%) SAP MM
16 16 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 16 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
17 15 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 116 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (1.28%) Office 365
3 77 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (0.70%) IaaS
5 42 (0.50%) PaaS
6 41 (0.49%) GitHub
7 28 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.18%) SaaS
9 12 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
11 9 (0.11%) Google App Engine
12 7 (0.083%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.059%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.048%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.036%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.036%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.036%) Symantec.cloud
15 3 (0.036%) Trello
16 2 (0.024%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 449 (5.34%) Firewall
2 345 (4.10%) LAN
3 297 (3.53%) WAN
4 203 (2.42%) DNS
5 184 (2.19%) TCP/IP
6 175 (2.08%) SAN
7 156 (1.86%) VPN
8 139 (1.65%) HTTP
9 123 (1.46%) Internet
10 121 (1.44%) Network Security
11 113 (1.34%) SSL
12 111 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
13 109 (1.30%) DHCP
14 90 (1.07%) VoIP
15 88 (1.05%) LDAP
16 83 (0.99%) Wireless
17 75 (0.89%) MPLS
18 73 (0.87%) BGP
19 72 (0.86%) IPsec
20 70 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 287 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 173 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
3 173 (2.06%) Relational Database
4 161 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 153 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
6 145 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 141 (1.68%) Hadoop
8 130 (1.55%) MongoDB
9 126 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
10 112 (1.33%) MySQL
11 97 (1.15%) Big Data
12 84 (1.00%) NoSQL
13 79 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 65 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
15 64 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
16 62 (0.74%) DB2
17 58 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
18 55 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
19 51 (0.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 391 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 344 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 255 (3.03%) Maven
4 229 (2.72%) JIRA
5 191 (2.27%) Selenium
6 159 (1.89%) Subversion
7 153 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 135 (1.61%) Visual Studio
9 124 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 106 (1.26%) JUnit
11 101 (1.20%) ClearCase
12 94 (1.12%) Eclipse
13 80 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
14 72 (0.86%) HP UFT
15 71 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
16 63 (0.75%) SoapUI
17 61 (0.73%) Ant
18 60 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
19 57 (0.68%) LoadRunner
20 52 (0.62%) JMeter
General
1 788 (9.38%) Finance
2 226 (2.69%) Telecoms
3 167 (1.99%) Military
4 125 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 96 (1.14%) Aerospace
6 65 (0.77%) Law
7 64 (0.76%) Banking
7 64 (0.76%) Legal
8 48 (0.57%) Publishing
9 43 (0.51%) Marketing
10 40 (0.48%) Electronics
11 30 (0.36%) Billing
11 30 (0.36%) Retail
12 23 (0.27%) Back Office
13 18 (0.21%) Advertising
14 13 (0.15%) Local Government
15 9 (0.11%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.095%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.083%) Avionics
18 6 (0.071%) Games
Job Titles
1 1298 (15.44%) Developer
2 947 (11.27%) Architect
3 837 (9.96%) Analyst
4 715 (8.51%) Consultant
5 585 (6.96%) Project Manager
6 443 (5.27%) Java Developer
7 260 (3.09%) Network Engineer
8 219 (2.61%) Support Engineer
8 219 (2.61%) Test Analyst
9 214 (2.55%) Technical Architect
10 211 (2.51%) Designer
11 202 (2.40%) Business Analyst
12 200 (2.38%) Tester
13 197 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
14 172 (2.05%) Administrator
15 168 (2.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 146 (1.74%) Service Manager
17 137 (1.63%) Test Manager
18 132 (1.57%) Software Engineer
19 131 (1.56%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 458 (5.45%) HTML
2 438 (5.21%) .NET
3 358 (4.26%) Web Services
4 340 (4.05%) XML
5 294 (3.50%) CSS
6 188 (2.24%) J2EE
6 188 (2.24%) Spring
7 182 (2.17%) SOAP
8 164 (1.95%) Middleware
9 154 (1.83%) ASP.NET
10 140 (1.67%) Hibernate
11 138 (1.64%) jQuery
12 137 (1.63%) RESTful
13 133 (1.58%) HTML5
14 122 (1.45%) REST
15 98 (1.17%) JSON
16 91 (1.08%) AngularJS
17 90 (1.07%) Java EE
18 73 (0.87%) Apache Camel
19 68 (0.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 497 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 370 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 292 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 177 (2.11%) User Experience
5 123 (1.46%) PKI
6 88 (1.05%) Replication
7 86 (1.02%) Visualisation
8 79 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 78 (0.93%) CESG
10 77 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 57 (0.68%) Clustering
12 49 (0.58%) Driving Licence
12 49 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 48 (0.57%) Blackberry
14 47 (0.56%) Data Integration
15 46 (0.55%) Statistics
16 45 (0.54%) Mainframe
16 45 (0.54%) NHS
17 42 (0.50%) PMI
18 40 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1264 (15.04%) Windows
2 1068 (12.71%) Linux
3 747 (8.89%) Unix
4 410 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 292 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 249 (2.96%) Windows 7
7 241 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 186 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 172 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 158 (1.88%) AIX
11 157 (1.87%) Solaris
12 136 (1.62%) CentOS
13 127 (1.51%) Windows XP
14 93 (1.11%) Ubuntu
15 66 (0.79%) Mac OS X
16 58 (0.69%) HPUX
17 35 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
18 34 (0.40%) Windows 8
19 30 (0.36%) Apple iOS
20 24 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1663 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
2 963 (11.46%) ITIL
3 847 (10.08%) Project Management
4 626 (7.45%) Migration
5 568 (6.76%) PRINCE2
6 476 (5.66%) Scrum
7 446 (5.31%) Configuration Management
8 418 (4.97%) Service Management
9 404 (4.81%) DevOps
10 365 (4.34%) Service Delivery
11 364 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 324 (3.85%) Change Management
13 316 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
14 293 (3.49%) Software Engineering
15 292 (3.47%) Test Scripting
16 281 (3.34%) Risk Management
17 258 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
18 254 (3.02%) Mentoring
19 232 (2.76%) TDD
20 229 (2.72%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1143 (13.60%) Java
2 895 (10.65%) SQL
3 508 (6.04%) JavaScript
4 458 (5.45%) C
5 394 (4.69%) C#
6 376 (4.47%) C++
7 305 (3.63%) Python
8 238 (2.83%) PL/SQL
9 234 (2.78%) Ruby
10 194 (2.31%) PowerShell
11 189 (2.25%) Perl
12 172 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 153 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 91 (1.08%) VB
15 80 (0.95%) PHP
16 65 (0.77%) Scala
17 64 (0.76%) VBScript
18 57 (0.68%) Groovy
19 48 (0.57%) VBA
20 45 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5591 (66.52%) SC Cleared
2 1588 (18.89%) DV Cleared
3 353 (4.20%) Degree
4 299 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
5 251 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 184 (2.19%) ISTQB
7 171 (2.03%) CTC Cleared
8 165 (1.96%) CCNA
9 162 (1.93%) ISEB
10 157 (1.87%) CCNP
11 152 (1.81%) CISSP
12 147 (1.75%) BC Cleared
13 144 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 128 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 117 (1.39%) CLAS
16 97 (1.15%) PMI Certification
17 95 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 86 (1.02%) APMP
19 81 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
20 76 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 215 (2.56%) QA
3 183 (2.18%) SLA
4 141 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 69 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 66 (0.79%) JSP 440
7 63 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 62 (0.74%) RMADS
9 54 (0.64%) ISO 9001
10 25 (0.30%) ISO 14001
11 13 (0.15%) Def Stans
12 10 (0.12%) DO-254
13 9 (0.11%) IEC 61508
14 8 (0.095%) PCI DSS
15 7 (0.083%) DO-178B
15 7 (0.083%) GPG13
15 7 (0.083%) JTAG
16 6 (0.071%) COBIT
16 6 (0.071%) ISO20022
16 6 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 579 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 371 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 82 (0.98%) Docker
5 60 (0.71%) vSphere
6 57 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 52 (0.62%) XenApp
8 45 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (0.40%) VMware ESX
10 32 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.27%) Firmware
12 20 (0.24%) vCloud
12 20 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 18 (0.21%) NFS
14 17 (0.20%) Veritas File System
14 17 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 16 (0.19%) UAG
16 15 (0.18%) BitLocker
16 15 (0.18%) Samba
17 11 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 290 (3.45%) Puppet
2 178 (2.12%) SCCM
3 128 (1.52%) Ansible
4 107 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
5 87 (1.04%) ZABBIX
6 67 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (0.70%) SCOM
8 54 (0.64%) logstash
9 37 (0.44%) Kibana
10 32 (0.38%) WSUS
11 31 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 28 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 28 (0.33%) Uchiwa
13 27 (0.32%) Grafana
13 27 (0.32%) Salt
14 21 (0.25%) yum
15 18 (0.21%) Bareos
15 18 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
15 18 (0.21%) Nagios
16 17 (0.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1113 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 1082 (12.87%) Oracle
3 588 (7.00%) Cisco
3 588 (7.00%) VMware
4 484 (5.76%) HP
5 272 (3.24%) SAP
6 257 (3.06%) Red Hat
7 218 (2.59%) IBM
8 206 (2.45%) Juniper
9 192 (2.28%) Citrix
10 139 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 97 (1.15%) EMC
12 88 (1.05%) Remedy
13 77 (0.92%) Atlassian
14 73 (0.87%) F5
15 62 (0.74%) BMC
15 62 (0.74%) Informatica
15 62 (0.74%) NetApp
16 57 (0.68%) Sun
17 47 (0.56%) McAfee
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reco Ltd
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Pewsey, Wiltshire
Acumin
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £296 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
QA Limited
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: Up to £625 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago