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 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 20 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3753 3733 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.40% 7.51% 5.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.59% 38.70% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2001 1990 1267
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 190 137
Average hourly rate £33.92 £25.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.68% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £21.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+57.69% -18.64%
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
9725 9645 7722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.18% 19.40% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5567 5599 4158
Average daily rate £391 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 485 429
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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
(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
South East 0 1334 £388 +10.71% 146
London 0 886 £413 -4.06% 92
South West -1 575 £423 +19.85% 63
North West -2 318 £400 +6.66% 23
West Midlands -6 171 £425 +77.08% 15
East of England +8 140 £380 -5.00% 26
East Midlands +18 129 £400 +6.66% 9
North East -5 109 £323 +31.83% 8
Yorkshire -6 82 £345 +8.83% 11
Midlands +2 7 £550 -
Security Cleared
UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 4929 (65.48%) SC Cleared
2 1656 (22.00%) Windows
3 1650 (21.92%) DV Cleared
4 1334 (17.72%) Microsoft
5 1065 (14.15%) ITIL
6 1040 (13.82%) Oracle
7 1026 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
8 976 (12.97%) Linux
9 967 (12.85%) SQL
10 813 (10.80%) Java
11 737 (9.79%) Project Management
12 719 (9.55%) MS Excel
13 667 (8.86%) VMware
14 665 (8.83%) Finance
15 652 (8.66%) Active Directory
16 634 (8.42%) UNIX
17 609 (8.09%) HP
18 598 (7.94%) Cisco
19 524 (6.96%) Migration
20 504 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
21 475 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
22 459 (6.10%) MS Office
23 456 (6.06%) SQL Server
23 456 (6.06%) Configuration Management
24 453 (6.02%) .NET
25 441 (5.86%) Service Management
26 429 (5.70%) PRINCE2
27 421 (5.59%) JavaScript
28 418 (5.55%) Windows 7
29 407 (5.41%) HTML

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 315 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 206 (2.74%) WebLogic
2 206 (2.74%) MS Exchange
3 132 (1.75%) JBoss
4 116 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 96 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 84 (1.12%) Apache
7 71 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 70 (0.93%) IIS
9 64 (0.85%) CMS
10 57 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 56 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 54 (0.72%) Lync
13 52 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
14 51 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
15 48 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
16 46 (0.61%) OpenStack
17 45 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
18 42 (0.56%) Confluence
19 34 (0.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 719 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 459 (6.10%) MS Office
3 215 (2.86%) MS Project
4 117 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 97 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 37 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
9 12 (0.16%) Fireworks
10 10 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
11 9 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.11%) SPSS
13 7 (0.093%) Simulink
14 6 (0.080%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.053%) PowerPivot
15 4 (0.053%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.053%) Mingle
16 3 (0.040%) Vectorworks
16 3 (0.040%) Revit
Business Applications
1 221 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 137 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 70 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
4 61 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 40 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
6 33 (0.44%) Summit
7 32 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
8 28 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 27 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 22 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
11 17 (0.23%) Primavera
12 16 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
12 16 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
12 16 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
13 15 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
14 13 (0.17%) SAP ERP
15 12 (0.16%) Maximo
15 12 (0.16%) Teamcenter
16 11 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
17 10 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (0.81%) PaaS
2 49 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 42 (0.56%) Office 365
5 39 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (0.32%) SaaS
7 20 (0.27%) IaaS
8 19 (0.25%) GitHub
9 18 (0.24%) OpenShift
10 13 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.16%) Google Apps
11 12 (0.16%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.080%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.053%) Google Drive
15 3 (0.040%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.040%) iPaaS
16 2 (0.027%) HP Helion
17 1 (0.013%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 397 (5.27%) Firewall
2 279 (3.71%) LAN
3 267 (3.55%) WAN
4 245 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 243 (3.23%) DNS
6 194 (2.58%) SAN
7 167 (2.22%) Internet
8 154 (2.05%) DHCP
9 151 (2.01%) VPN
10 137 (1.82%) Network Security
10 137 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
11 111 (1.47%) SSL
12 93 (1.24%) HTTP
13 84 (1.12%) OSPF
14 77 (1.02%) LDAP
15 76 (1.01%) MPLS
16 61 (0.81%) IPsec
17 58 (0.77%) BGP
18 56 (0.74%) Ethernet
18 56 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 456 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 293 (3.89%) Oracle Database
3 136 (1.81%) MySQL
4 134 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
5 128 (1.70%) MongoDB
6 109 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 101 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 91 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
8 91 (1.21%) NoSQL
9 87 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 79 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 66 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 63 (0.84%) Big Data
13 62 (0.82%) Hadoop
14 60 (0.80%) MS Access
15 49 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
16 48 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
17 46 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
17 46 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 41 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 183 (2.43%) Subversion
2 166 (2.21%) JIRA
3 149 (1.98%) ClearCase
4 144 (1.91%) Jenkins
5 142 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 137 (1.82%) Ant
7 129 (1.71%) Maven
8 97 (1.29%) Eclipse
9 93 (1.24%) Visual Studio
10 90 (1.20%) JUnit
10 90 (1.20%) MSI
11 82 (1.09%) Selenium
12 77 (1.02%) LoadRunner
13 56 (0.74%) StarTeam
14 54 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
15 52 (0.69%) ClearQuest
16 51 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
16 51 (0.68%) JMeter
17 49 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
18 48 (0.64%) NUnit
General
1 665 (8.83%) Finance
2 316 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 119 (1.58%) Military
4 96 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 55 (0.73%) Law
6 53 (0.70%) Legal
7 38 (0.50%) Publishing
7 38 (0.50%) Marketing
8 37 (0.49%) Electronics
9 30 (0.40%) Banking
10 28 (0.37%) Local Government
11 22 (0.29%) Retail
12 21 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 20 (0.27%) Back Office
14 19 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.20%) Billing
16 14 (0.19%) Avionics
17 7 (0.093%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.040%) Investment Banking
18 3 (0.040%) Games
Job Titles
1 1105 (14.68%) Developer
2 769 (10.22%) Analyst
3 612 (8.13%) Architect
4 557 (7.40%) Consultant
5 453 (6.02%) Project Manager
6 308 (4.09%) Java Developer
7 228 (3.03%) Network Engineer
8 208 (2.76%) Support Engineer
9 185 (2.46%) Business Analyst
10 173 (2.30%) Test Analyst
11 171 (2.27%) Administrator
12 156 (2.07%) Software Engineer
13 155 (2.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 137 (1.82%) Tester
15 135 (1.79%) Service Manager
16 132 (1.75%) Solutions Architect
17 123 (1.63%) DBA
18 118 (1.57%) Technical Architect
19 117 (1.55%) Designer
20 116 (1.54%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (6.02%) .NET
2 407 (5.41%) HTML
3 328 (4.36%) XML
4 290 (3.85%) Web Services
5 243 (3.23%) J2EE
6 241 (3.20%) CSS
7 219 (2.91%) ASP.NET
8 189 (2.51%) JSP
9 142 (1.89%) Middleware
10 133 (1.77%) HTML5
11 124 (1.65%) jQuery
12 110 (1.46%) Spring
13 109 (1.45%) Hibernate
14 91 (1.21%) CSS3
15 88 (1.17%) .NET Framework
16 87 (1.16%) SOAP
17 77 (1.02%) Application Packaging
18 73 (0.97%) Ajax
19 71 (0.94%) Java EE
20 62 (0.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 504 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 294 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 226 (3.00%) Open Source
4 125 (1.66%) PKI
5 107 (1.42%) User Experience
6 81 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 70 (0.93%) Clustering
8 60 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (0.78%) NHS
10 58 (0.77%) Visualisation
11 54 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 54 (0.72%) Replication
11 54 (0.72%) CESG
12 47 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 45 (0.60%) Economics
14 42 (0.56%) GIS
15 41 (0.54%) Mobile App
16 38 (0.50%) Statistics
17 34 (0.45%) CMDB
18 31 (0.41%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1656 (22.00%) Windows
2 976 (12.97%) Linux
3 634 (8.42%) UNIX
4 475 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 418 (5.55%) Windows 7
6 303 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 209 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 204 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 167 (2.22%) Windows XP
10 159 (2.11%) Solaris
11 81 (1.08%) CentOS
12 71 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 55 (0.73%) AIX
14 52 (0.69%) Windows 8
15 50 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 31 (0.41%) Android
16 31 (0.41%) HPUX
17 23 (0.31%) VME
17 23 (0.31%) VMS
18 22 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1065 (14.15%) ITIL
2 1026 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
3 737 (9.79%) Project Management
4 524 (6.96%) Migration
5 456 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 441 (5.86%) Service Management
7 429 (5.70%) PRINCE2
8 366 (4.86%) Scrum
9 331 (4.40%) Service Delivery
10 315 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 296 (3.93%) Change Management
12 272 (3.61%) Software Engineering
13 252 (3.35%) Test Scripting
14 250 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
15 234 (3.11%) Risk Management
16 232 (3.08%) UML
17 228 (3.03%) OO
18 221 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
19 220 (2.92%) Incident Management
20 201 (2.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 967 (12.85%) SQL
2 813 (10.80%) Java
3 421 (5.59%) JavaScript
4 378 (5.02%) C
5 367 (4.88%) C#
6 283 (3.76%) PL/SQL
7 278 (3.69%) Python
8 247 (3.28%) C++
9 239 (3.18%) PowerShell
10 199 (2.64%) Shell Script
11 152 (2.02%) Bash Shell
12 149 (1.98%) Perl
13 140 (1.86%) Ruby
14 122 (1.62%) VB
15 97 (1.29%) VBA
16 90 (1.20%) PHP
17 77 (1.02%) VBScript
18 46 (0.61%) VB.NET
19 31 (0.41%) T-SQL
20 22 (0.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4929 (65.48%) SC Cleared
2 1650 (21.92%) DV Cleared
3 316 (4.20%) Degree
4 294 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
5 217 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 180 (2.39%) ISTQB
7 164 (2.18%) CCNP
8 152 (2.02%) CCNA
9 147 (1.95%) ISEB
10 144 (1.91%) CISSP
11 125 (1.66%) BC Cleared
12 107 (1.42%) MCSE
13 106 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 104 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
15 88 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 86 (1.14%) MCITP
17 78 (1.04%) MCP
18 71 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
19 64 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 61 (0.81%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (2.90%) SLA
2 153 (2.03%) QA
3 97 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (0.77%) JSP 440
5 50 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 32 (0.43%) ISO 14001
6 32 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.25%) COBIT
8 16 (0.21%) ISO 9000
9 14 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.19%) DO-178B
10 7 (0.093%) DO-254
10 7 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.093%) BS15000
11 6 (0.080%) P3O
12 5 (0.066%) IEC 61508
12 5 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.053%) WAI
14 3 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 2 (0.027%) BS7799
System Software
1 652 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 399 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 113 (1.50%) vSphere
5 99 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 99 (1.32%) XenApp
6 57 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 53 (0.70%) VMware ESX
8 49 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
8 49 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (0.36%) Firmware
9 27 (0.36%) vCloud
10 23 (0.31%) Samba
11 18 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
11 18 (0.24%) XenServer
12 12 (0.16%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.15%) NFS
14 10 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 244 (3.24%) SCCM
2 183 (2.43%) Puppet
3 158 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 154 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
5 83 (1.10%) SCOM
6 69 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (0.78%) Ansible
8 44 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
9 43 (0.57%) OpenView
10 41 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 40 (0.53%) OVSD
12 39 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 36 (0.48%) Tivoli
14 28 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
15 26 (0.35%) WSUS
16 21 (0.28%) NetBackup
17 20 (0.27%) Vagrant
17 20 (0.27%) Backup Exec
18 19 (0.25%) FortiGate
18 19 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 1334 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 1040 (13.82%) Oracle
3 667 (8.86%) VMware
4 609 (8.09%) HP
5 598 (7.94%) Cisco
6 305 (4.05%) Citrix
7 229 (3.04%) Red Hat
8 192 (2.55%) Juniper
9 179 (2.38%) CheckPoint
10 169 (2.25%) McAfee
11 136 (1.81%) SAP
12 128 (1.70%) IBM
13 123 (1.63%) F5
14 112 (1.49%) NetApp
15 87 (1.16%) Remedy
16 74 (0.98%) Dell
17 65 (0.86%) Google
18 61 (0.81%) EMC
19 58 (0.77%) Informatica
19 58 (0.77%) CA
Guildford, Surrey
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
North East
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 hours ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
PS Computer Services Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day N/A
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 505 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago