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 25 February 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
UK / England
Rank 11 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3853 4367 3826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.33% 9.16% 8.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.91% 42.90% 39.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2420 2701 2028
Median daily rate £438 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 168 159
Median hourly rate £39.00 £43.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% +71.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £44.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +35.38%

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
8580 10179 9652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.79% 21.35% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5478 6402 5613
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 401 450
Median hourly rate £34.69 £35.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +61.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 1174 £464 +3.05% 105
South East +2 1151 £425 +6.25% 145
South West -1 607 £425 +6.25% 74
North West -2 202 £470 +11.57% 15
West Midlands -2 171 £412 +2.87% 22
North East +1 164 £350 - 4
East of England +2 132 £410 +13.10% 25
East Midlands -2 100 £463 +23.33% 13
Yorkshire -9 99 £425 -5.55% 13
Midlands +5 8 £250 -50.00%
South Coast - 3 £550 -
Security Cleared
UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 5745 (71.36%) SC Cleared
2 1760 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1425 (17.70%) Windows
4 1305 (16.21%) DV Cleared
5 1231 (15.29%) Microsoft
6 1225 (15.22%) Linux
7 1062 (13.19%) ITIL
8 867 (10.77%) Oracle
9 813 (10.10%) VMware
10 804 (9.99%) Java
11 759 (9.43%) Cisco
11 759 (9.43%) Finance
12 755 (9.38%) Active Directory
13 717 (8.91%) Project Management
14 703 (8.73%) Migration
15 684 (8.50%) SQL
16 636 (7.90%) MS Excel
17 634 (7.87%) DevOps
18 628 (7.80%) Firewall
19 597 (7.42%) Scrum
20 579 (7.19%) Windows Server
21 563 (6.99%) Service Management
22 536 (6.66%) Unix
23 502 (6.24%) JavaScript
24 483 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
25 471 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
26 464 (5.76%) C
27 460 (5.71%) LAN
28 457 (5.68%) PRINCE2
29 449 (5.58%) SQL Server

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 377 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 228 (2.83%) Confluence
3 173 (2.15%) Apache
4 149 (1.85%) MS Exchange
5 136 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 121 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 120 (1.49%) JBoss
8 116 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
9 111 (1.38%) Skype for Business
10 109 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 104 (1.29%) Tomcat
12 89 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 78 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
14 67 (0.83%) OpenStack
15 64 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
16 63 (0.78%) IIS
17 58 (0.72%) nginx
18 49 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
19 47 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 43 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 636 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 418 (5.19%) MS Office
3 254 (3.15%) MS Project
4 121 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 107 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.46%) HipChat
7 33 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.17%) Simulink
10 8 (0.099%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.087%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.075%) CPLEX
13 4 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.050%) InVision
14 3 (0.037%) SPSS
14 3 (0.037%) Windchill
15 2 (0.025%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 2 (0.025%) PTC Creo
15 2 (0.025%) Revit
15 2 (0.025%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 114 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 99 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 96 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 80 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
5 59 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
6 35 (0.43%) Primavera
7 26 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 25 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
9 21 (0.26%) SAP HR
10 19 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 18 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 16 (0.20%) SAP BPC
13 14 (0.17%) SAP ERP
14 13 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
14 13 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
15 11 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
15 11 (0.14%) SAP HCM
16 10 (0.12%) SAP CO
16 10 (0.12%) SAP FI
16 10 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 393 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 306 (3.80%) Office 365
3 249 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 162 (2.01%) IaaS
5 151 (1.88%) PaaS
6 83 (1.03%) SaaS
7 81 (1.01%) GitHub
8 54 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 50 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 36 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 30 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 21 (0.26%) OneDrive
14 20 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 19 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (0.21%) Trello
17 16 (0.20%) Route 53
18 14 (0.17%) Google Drive
19 13 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
20 11 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 628 (7.80%) Firewall
2 460 (5.71%) LAN
3 440 (5.47%) WAN
4 409 (5.08%) DNS
5 335 (4.16%) TCP/IP
6 249 (3.09%) VPN
7 219 (2.72%) DHCP
8 170 (2.11%) Network Security
9 168 (2.09%) Wireless
10 155 (1.93%) HTTP
11 143 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
12 141 (1.75%) Internet
13 138 (1.71%) SAN
14 127 (1.58%) LDAP
15 117 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
16 115 (1.43%) VoIP
17 104 (1.29%) SSL
18 86 (1.07%) Skype
19 83 (1.03%) VLAN
20 80 (0.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 449 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 300 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
3 281 (3.49%) Oracle Database
4 260 (3.23%) Hadoop
5 177 (2.20%) Big Data
6 163 (2.02%) Relational Database
7 124 (1.54%) MongoDB
8 120 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 118 (1.47%) MySQL
10 105 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 77 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 71 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 68 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
14 66 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
15 65 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
16 64 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
17 62 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
18 59 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
19 53 (0.66%) HBase
20 47 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 421 (5.23%) Git (software)
2 396 (4.92%) JIRA
3 390 (4.84%) Jenkins
4 135 (1.68%) Selenium
5 130 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 122 (1.52%) Visual Studio
7 120 (1.49%) Maven
8 116 (1.44%) Bitbucket
9 108 (1.34%) Cucumber
10 100 (1.24%) JUnit
11 89 (1.11%) Ant
12 84 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
13 78 (0.97%) Subversion
14 68 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
15 59 (0.73%) Eclipse
16 57 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
17 56 (0.70%) Gradle
18 50 (0.62%) SonarQube
19 48 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
20 46 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 759 (9.43%) Finance
2 306 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 189 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 137 (1.70%) Electronics
5 134 (1.66%) Marketing
6 118 (1.47%) Legal
7 109 (1.35%) Military
8 82 (1.02%) Law
9 65 (0.81%) Aerospace
10 28 (0.35%) Publishing
11 26 (0.32%) Retail
12 16 (0.20%) Billing
13 13 (0.16%) Back Office
13 13 (0.16%) Banking
13 13 (0.16%) Local Government
14 12 (0.15%) Avionics
15 11 (0.14%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.099%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.087%) Automotive
18 6 (0.075%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1087 (13.50%) Developer
2 900 (11.18%) Architect
3 831 (10.32%) Analyst
4 593 (7.37%) Consultant
5 411 (5.10%) Project Manager
6 331 (4.11%) Network Engineer
7 323 (4.01%) Java Developer
8 296 (3.68%) Business Analyst
9 275 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 218 (2.71%) Support Engineer
11 163 (2.02%) Software Engineer
12 154 (1.91%) Administrator
13 150 (1.86%) Technical Architect
14 138 (1.71%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 124 (1.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 124 (1.54%) Solutions Architect
16 123 (1.53%) Systems Engineer
17 117 (1.45%) DBA
18 111 (1.38%) Designer
19 110 (1.37%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (5.47%) HTML
2 373 (4.63%) CSS
3 359 (4.46%) .NET
4 341 (4.24%) Web Services
5 275 (3.42%) XML
6 181 (2.25%) Spring
7 172 (2.14%) REST
8 148 (1.84%) HTML5
9 147 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
10 138 (1.71%) AngularJS
11 135 (1.68%) Middleware
12 132 (1.64%) RESTful
13 130 (1.61%) jQuery
14 121 (1.50%) J2EE
15 105 (1.30%) JSON
16 101 (1.25%) CSS3
17 97 (1.20%) SOAP
18 89 (1.11%) Software Packaging
19 85 (1.06%) ASP.NET
19 85 (1.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 483 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 339 (4.21%) Data Centre
3 310 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 161 (2.00%) PKI
5 141 (1.75%) User Experience
6 95 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 88 (1.09%) CESG
8 81 (1.01%) Clustering
8 81 (1.01%) Replication
9 61 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 61 (0.76%) Public Cloud
10 58 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 56 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
12 55 (0.68%) NHS
13 51 (0.63%) Driving Licence
14 46 (0.57%) Blackberry
15 43 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
15 43 (0.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 41 (0.51%) EMC VNX
17 40 (0.50%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 1425 (17.70%) Windows
2 1225 (15.22%) Linux
3 579 (7.19%) Windows Server
4 536 (6.66%) Unix
5 386 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 327 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 255 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 207 (2.57%) CentOS
9 203 (2.52%) Windows 7
10 197 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 165 (2.05%) Windows 10
12 101 (1.25%) Solaris
13 92 (1.14%) Ubuntu
14 91 (1.13%) AIX
15 64 (0.79%) Android
16 53 (0.66%) Apple iOS
17 51 (0.63%) Windows XP
18 40 (0.50%) CoreOS
19 33 (0.41%) Mac OS X
20 32 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1760 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1062 (13.19%) ITIL
3 717 (8.91%) Project Management
4 703 (8.73%) Migration
5 634 (7.87%) DevOps
6 597 (7.42%) Scrum
7 563 (6.99%) Service Management
8 457 (5.68%) PRINCE2
9 447 (5.55%) Configuration Management
10 424 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 420 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
12 361 (4.48%) Open Source
13 341 (4.24%) Software Engineering
14 318 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
15 314 (3.90%) Change Management
16 307 (3.81%) Programme Management
17 301 (3.74%) Risk Management
18 297 (3.69%) Service Delivery
19 255 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
20 246 (3.06%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 804 (9.99%) Java
2 684 (8.50%) SQL
3 502 (6.24%) JavaScript
4 464 (5.76%) C
5 376 (4.67%) C#
6 370 (4.60%) Python
7 347 (4.31%) PowerShell
8 232 (2.88%) Ruby
9 209 (2.60%) Bash Shell
10 193 (2.40%) C++
11 183 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 180 (2.24%) Perl
13 113 (1.40%) VB
14 108 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 91 (1.13%) PHP
16 73 (0.91%) VBScript
17 65 (0.81%) Go
18 64 (0.79%) Scala
19 39 (0.48%) VB.NET
20 38 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5745 (71.36%) SC Cleared
2 1305 (16.21%) DV Cleared
3 437 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 423 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
5 376 (4.67%) Degree
6 262 (3.25%) CCNP
7 213 (2.65%) CCNA
8 157 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 154 (1.91%) CISSP
10 138 (1.71%) CTC Cleared
11 129 (1.60%) ISEB
12 126 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
13 119 (1.48%) BC Cleared
14 101 (1.25%) CCIE
15 86 (1.07%) ISTQB
16 85 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 67 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 63 (0.78%) PMP
19 62 (0.77%) APMP
20 61 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (2.45%) PMO
2 196 (2.43%) QA
3 189 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 158 (1.96%) SLA
5 124 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 78 (0.97%) JSP 440
7 60 (0.75%) Data Quality
8 53 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 48 (0.60%) RMADS
10 43 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 22 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.21%) Def Stans
13 14 (0.17%) COBIT
14 11 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
14 11 (0.14%) ISO22301
15 9 (0.11%) DO-178B
16 7 (0.087%) GPG13
16 7 (0.087%) IEC 61508
16 7 (0.087%) ISO 9000
16 7 (0.087%) ISO27002
System Software
1 755 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 471 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 368 (4.57%) Docker
4 135 (1.68%) vSphere
5 130 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 95 (1.18%) vCloud
7 80 (0.99%) XenApp
8 75 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 75 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
9 69 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
10 53 (0.66%) XenDesktop
11 47 (0.58%) VMware ESX
12 45 (0.56%) Squid
13 40 (0.50%) Postfix
14 37 (0.46%) Firmware
15 31 (0.39%) HDFS
16 29 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
17 22 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
18 20 (0.25%) Samba
18 20 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 375 (4.66%) Puppet
2 269 (3.34%) Ansible
3 204 (2.53%) SCCM
4 182 (2.26%) Kubernetes
5 168 (2.09%) Terraform
6 137 (1.70%) ZABBIX
7 103 (1.28%) logstash
8 88 (1.09%) Kibana
9 77 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 69 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 67 (0.83%) SCOM
12 56 (0.70%) Rancher
13 52 (0.65%) FortiGate
14 50 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
15 45 (0.56%) WSUS
16 42 (0.52%) Consul
16 42 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
17 41 (0.51%) yum
18 39 (0.48%) Packer
18 39 (0.48%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1231 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 867 (10.77%) Oracle
3 813 (10.10%) VMware
4 759 (9.43%) Cisco
5 388 (4.82%) Red Hat
6 363 (4.51%) HP
7 292 (3.63%) Juniper
8 268 (3.33%) SAP
9 216 (2.68%) CheckPoint
10 193 (2.40%) Citrix
11 175 (2.17%) IBM
12 169 (2.10%) F5
13 135 (1.68%) Atlassian
14 115 (1.43%) Intel Security
15 103 (1.28%) Remedy
16 88 (1.09%) Splunk
17 86 (1.07%) EMC
18 80 (0.99%) Fortinet
19 79 (0.98%) CA
20 72 (0.89%) ServiceNow
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £18 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17 - £18 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £40 - 50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £403 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600-700pd
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Contingency Team
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
LA International
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago