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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 17 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3828 3359 2273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.04% 7.34% 5.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.28% 37.40% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2040 1619 1049
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £356 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.95% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 150 164
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.35 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.19 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+84.38% -36.84%
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
10269 8982 7524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.56% 19.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6018 4901 4040
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 425 458
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 1350 £393 +10.25% 203
London -7 944 £450 +5.88% 135
South West 0 654 £425 +6.25% 102
North West +3 298 £400 -7.51% 35
West Midlands +12 175 £361 +35.04% 35
East Midlands +16 118 £350 -4.24% 14
East of England -8 110 £400 +14.35% 25
North East -2 99 £325 +32.92% 8
Yorkshire +2 82 £350 +16.66% 12
Midlands +14 14 £500 +42.85%
Security Cleared
UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5394 (66.84%) SC Cleared
2 1777 (22.02%) Windows
3 1680 (20.82%) DV Cleared
4 1496 (18.54%) Microsoft
5 1178 (14.60%) ITIL
6 1171 (14.51%) Oracle
7 1091 (13.52%) SQL
8 994 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
9 972 (12.04%) Linux
10 827 (10.25%) Java
11 794 (9.84%) MS Excel
12 783 (9.70%) Project Management
13 770 (9.54%) VMware
14 724 (8.97%) Active Directory
15 699 (8.66%) HP
16 679 (8.41%) UNIX
17 664 (8.23%) Finance
18 594 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
19 571 (7.08%) Cisco
20 550 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
21 529 (6.56%) Migration
22 505 (6.26%) .NET
23 480 (5.95%) Service Management
24 473 (5.86%) SQL Server
25 470 (5.82%) MS Office
26 460 (5.70%) Configuration Management
27 453 (5.61%) Firewall
28 452 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
29 446 (5.53%) Windows 7
30 445 (5.51%) PRINCE2

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 391 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 279 (3.46%) MS Exchange
3 203 (2.52%) WebLogic
4 124 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 123 (1.52%) JBoss
6 98 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 96 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 94 (1.16%) Apache
9 93 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 91 (1.13%) IIS
11 87 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
12 79 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 64 (0.79%) Lync
14 52 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
15 50 (0.62%) Tomcat
15 50 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
16 45 (0.56%) CMS
17 43 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
18 40 (0.50%) OpenStack
19 36 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 794 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 470 (5.82%) MS Office
3 240 (2.97%) MS Project
4 97 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 81 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 38 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 16 (0.20%) SPSS
8 12 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
9 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.062%) Simulink
12 4 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.050%) Mingle
13 3 (0.037%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.037%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.025%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.025%) Windchill
14 2 (0.025%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 266 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 149 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 83 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 59 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
5 49 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
6 42 (0.52%) Summit
7 33 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
8 29 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 29 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
9 27 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
10 22 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
11 21 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
12 17 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
13 16 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 16 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 15 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
14 15 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
15 12 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
15 12 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
16 11 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 77 (0.95%) PaaS
2 42 (0.52%) Office 365
3 40 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (0.43%) SaaS
6 31 (0.38%) IaaS
7 13 (0.16%) OpenShift
8 10 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 9 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (0.050%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.037%) GitHub
12 1 (0.012%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.012%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.012%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.012%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 453 (5.61%) Firewall
2 302 (3.74%) LAN
3 284 (3.52%) WAN
4 254 (3.15%) TCP/IP
5 248 (3.07%) DNS
6 238 (2.95%) SAN
7 171 (2.12%) Internet
8 158 (1.96%) DHCP
9 154 (1.91%) Network Security
10 135 (1.67%) VPN
11 132 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
12 99 (1.23%) SSL
13 92 (1.14%) OSPF
14 88 (1.09%) LDAP
15 80 (0.99%) HTTP
16 73 (0.90%) MPLS
16 73 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 57 (0.71%) BGP
17 57 (0.71%) SMTP
18 52 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 473 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 345 (4.28%) Oracle Database
3 163 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
4 132 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 116 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 106 (1.31%) MySQL
7 105 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 103 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 102 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
10 97 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 76 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
12 74 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 70 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
14 65 (0.81%) NoSQL
15 64 (0.79%) MS Access
16 58 (0.72%) RDBMS
17 55 (0.68%) Big Data
18 53 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
19 52 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 46 (0.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 210 (2.60%) Subversion
2 182 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 163 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 160 (1.98%) Maven
5 158 (1.96%) JIRA
6 153 (1.90%) ClearCase
7 132 (1.64%) Ant
8 105 (1.30%) Visual Studio
9 97 (1.20%) Eclipse
10 95 (1.18%) JUnit
11 93 (1.15%) MSI
12 91 (1.13%) Selenium
13 73 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
13 73 (0.90%) LoadRunner
14 62 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
15 60 (0.74%) ClearQuest
16 56 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
17 55 (0.68%) NUnit
18 54 (0.67%) StarTeam
18 54 (0.67%) Cucumber
General
1 664 (8.23%) Finance
2 422 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 145 (1.80%) Military
4 106 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 63 (0.78%) Publishing
6 61 (0.76%) Law
7 56 (0.69%) Legal
8 40 (0.50%) Local Government
9 33 (0.41%) Marketing
10 31 (0.38%) Banking
11 30 (0.37%) Billing
12 28 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 27 (0.33%) General Ledger
14 26 (0.32%) Back Office
14 26 (0.32%) Electronics
15 24 (0.30%) Retail
16 16 (0.20%) Avionics
17 7 (0.087%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.087%) Advertising
18 3 (0.037%) Games
Job Titles
1 1156 (14.32%) Developer
2 882 (10.93%) Analyst
3 661 (8.19%) Architect
4 644 (7.98%) Consultant
5 509 (6.31%) Project Manager
6 272 (3.37%) Java Developer
7 228 (2.83%) Support Engineer
8 198 (2.45%) Administrator
9 196 (2.43%) Business Analyst
9 196 (2.43%) Network Engineer
10 172 (2.13%) Test Analyst
11 160 (1.98%) Software Engineer
12 150 (1.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 149 (1.85%) Service Manager
14 135 (1.67%) DBA
15 131 (1.62%) Designer
16 130 (1.61%) Tester
17 129 (1.60%) Solutions Architect
18 124 (1.54%) Oracle Developer
19 123 (1.52%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (6.26%) .NET
2 403 (4.99%) HTML
3 311 (3.85%) XML
4 263 (3.26%) ASP.NET
5 250 (3.10%) Web Services
6 234 (2.90%) CSS
7 196 (2.43%) JSP
8 189 (2.34%) J2EE
9 139 (1.72%) Middleware
10 129 (1.60%) Spring
11 124 (1.54%) jQuery
12 102 (1.26%) Hibernate
13 87 (1.08%) HTML5
14 75 (0.93%) SOAP
15 74 (0.92%) Java EE
16 73 (0.90%) CSS3
17 71 (0.88%) .NET Framework
18 69 (0.86%) Application Packaging
19 67 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
20 65 (0.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 594 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 292 (3.62%) Management Information System
3 198 (2.45%) Open Source
4 148 (1.83%) PKI
5 96 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 95 (1.18%) Clustering
7 88 (1.09%) User Experience
8 78 (0.97%) CESG
9 72 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 63 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
11 61 (0.76%) NHS
12 59 (0.73%) Replication
13 57 (0.71%) Client/Server
14 50 (0.62%) Visualisation
15 48 (0.59%) Economics
16 47 (0.58%) Smart Meter
17 44 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
18 41 (0.51%) CESG CLAS
19 40 (0.50%) GIS
20 39 (0.48%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1777 (22.02%) Windows
2 972 (12.04%) Linux
3 679 (8.41%) UNIX
4 550 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 446 (5.53%) Windows 7
6 376 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 228 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 201 (2.49%) Windows XP
9 199 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 157 (1.95%) Solaris
11 99 (1.23%) CentOS
12 88 (1.09%) Ubuntu
13 77 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 73 (0.90%) Windows Vista
15 49 (0.61%) AIX
16 42 (0.52%) HPUX
17 36 (0.45%) Android
18 29 (0.36%) Mac OS X
19 27 (0.33%) Windows 2000
20 26 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1178 (14.60%) ITIL
2 994 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
3 783 (9.70%) Project Management
4 529 (6.56%) Migration
5 480 (5.95%) Service Management
6 460 (5.70%) Configuration Management
7 445 (5.51%) PRINCE2
8 386 (4.78%) Service Delivery
9 360 (4.46%) Change Management
10 342 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 336 (4.16%) Scrum
12 290 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
13 269 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
14 265 (3.28%) Software Engineering
15 258 (3.20%) Test Scripting
16 237 (2.94%) Risk Management
17 234 (2.90%) OO
18 221 (2.74%) CRM
19 213 (2.64%) Workflow
20 212 (2.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1091 (13.52%) SQL
2 827 (10.25%) Java
3 427 (5.29%) JavaScript
4 387 (4.80%) C#
5 370 (4.58%) C
6 337 (4.18%) PL/SQL
7 284 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 264 (3.27%) C++
9 259 (3.21%) Python
10 194 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 190 (2.35%) Bash Shell
12 163 (2.02%) Ruby
13 139 (1.72%) Perl
14 122 (1.51%) VB
15 117 (1.45%) VBA
16 116 (1.44%) PHP
17 97 (1.20%) VBScript
18 61 (0.76%) VB.NET
19 46 (0.57%) T-SQL
20 29 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5394 (66.84%) SC Cleared
2 1680 (20.82%) DV Cleared
3 332 (4.11%) Degree
4 316 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 262 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 211 (2.61%) ISTQB
7 179 (2.22%) ISEB
8 178 (2.21%) CCNP
9 163 (2.02%) CISSP
10 157 (1.95%) CCNA
11 155 (1.92%) BC Cleared
12 150 (1.86%) MCSE
13 122 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 114 (1.41%) MCP
15 108 (1.34%) VCP4
16 104 (1.29%) CTC Cleared
17 100 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
18 89 (1.10%) MCITP
19 82 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 65 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (3.26%) SLA
2 162 (2.01%) QA
3 94 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 58 (0.72%) JSP 440
6 42 (0.52%) ISO 14001
7 41 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.29%) COBIT
9 15 (0.19%) DO-178B
9 15 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 14 (0.17%) ISO 9000
11 10 (0.12%) DO-254
12 8 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.099%) BS15000
13 7 (0.087%) P3O
14 5 (0.062%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.062%) TickIT
14 5 (0.062%) BS7799
14 5 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 724 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 452 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 158 (1.96%) vSphere
5 98 (1.21%) XenApp
6 75 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 61 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 61 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 54 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 39 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
10 35 (0.43%) Firmware
11 33 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
12 25 (0.31%) Samba
13 23 (0.29%) XenServer
14 21 (0.26%) vCloud
15 14 (0.17%) Nmap
15 14 (0.17%) NFS
16 13 (0.16%) Xen
17 12 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 257 (3.18%) SCCM
2 203 (2.52%) Puppet
3 183 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 168 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
5 76 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (0.94%) SCOM
6 70 (0.87%) Ansible
7 50 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 49 (0.61%) OpenView
9 48 (0.59%) Backup Exec
10 47 (0.58%) Tivoli
11 43 (0.53%) NetBackup
12 38 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 34 (0.42%) OVSD
14 31 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
15 30 (0.37%) WSUS
15 30 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
16 25 (0.31%) ARCserve
17 23 (0.29%) Vagrant
18 21 (0.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1496 (18.54%) Microsoft
2 1171 (14.51%) Oracle
3 770 (9.54%) VMware
4 699 (8.66%) HP
5 571 (7.08%) Cisco
6 362 (4.49%) Citrix
7 248 (3.07%) Red Hat
8 178 (2.21%) Juniper
9 177 (2.19%) McAfee
10 152 (1.88%) CheckPoint
11 136 (1.69%) IBM
12 127 (1.57%) SAP
13 120 (1.49%) Remedy
14 107 (1.33%) F5
15 95 (1.18%) NetApp
16 77 (0.95%) CA
17 75 (0.93%) Symantec
18 71 (0.88%) Lumension
19 70 (0.87%) EMC
20 69 (0.86%) Google
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £467.50 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 per annum + pro rata for 6 month ftc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 360 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 330 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday