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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 18 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3791 3371 2535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.35% 6.82% 5.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.51% 36.61% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2168 1757 1260
Average daily rate
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£400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £227 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £372
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 124 166
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.25 £26.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.16% -17.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.98 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £51.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+54.76% -2.32%
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
9845 9208 8305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.08% 18.62% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5950 5237 4514
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 400 457
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 1258 £400 +5.54% 191
London +6 930 £430 -0.75% 156
South West +2 604 £400 +6.66% 107
North West +9 353 £425 +21.42% 44
North East +3 161 £325 -7.27% 15
East of England -6 128 £434 +15.60% 36
West Midlands -9 128 £350 -6.66% 36
East Midlands +2 114 £407 +23.33% 15
Yorkshire +7 91 £360 -4.00% 18
Midlands -5 10 £525 +50.00%
Security Cleared
UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 4928 (65.48%) SC Cleared
2 1539 (20.45%) Windows
3 1491 (19.81%) DV Cleared
4 1231 (16.36%) Microsoft
5 1164 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
6 983 (13.06%) ITIL
7 945 (12.56%) SQL
8 885 (11.76%) Oracle
9 880 (11.69%) Linux
10 878 (11.67%) Java
11 713 (9.47%) Project Management
12 675 (8.97%) MS Excel
13 636 (8.45%) Finance
14 617 (8.20%) Active Directory
15 608 (8.08%) Migration
16 605 (8.04%) HP
17 602 (8.00%) UNIX
18 572 (7.60%) VMware
19 541 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
20 536 (7.12%) Cisco
21 486 (6.46%) PRINCE2
22 476 (6.32%) MS Office
23 470 (6.25%) SQL Server
24 467 (6.21%) HTML
25 427 (5.67%) JavaScript
26 420 (5.58%) Service Management
27 406 (5.39%) .NET
28 402 (5.34%) Windows 7
29 399 (5.30%) Configuration Management
30 390 (5.18%) Scrum

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 360 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 180 (2.39%) MS Exchange
3 147 (1.95%) JBoss
4 141 (1.87%) Apache
5 113 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 108 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 107 (1.42%) IIS
8 100 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 98 (1.30%) Confluence
10 86 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 78 (1.04%) Lync
12 70 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
13 59 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 52 (0.69%) CMS
15 48 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
16 43 (0.57%) Node.js
17 42 (0.56%) SAS
18 40 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
19 35 (0.47%) nginx
20 33 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 675 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 476 (6.32%) MS Office
3 220 (2.92%) MS Project
4 142 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 101 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 39 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.21%) PaintShop Pro
10 14 (0.19%) Fireworks
11 11 (0.15%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.093%) Simulink
14 5 (0.066%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.053%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.040%) Revit
16 3 (0.040%) Vectorworks
17 2 (0.027%) Mingle
17 2 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
17 2 (0.027%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 147 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 112 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 95 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 73 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
5 44 (0.58%) Primavera
6 37 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
7 29 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
8 25 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 24 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
10 23 (0.31%) Maximo
11 21 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
11 21 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
12 19 (0.25%) Teamcenter
12 19 (0.25%) Summit
13 17 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
14 15 (0.20%) SAP PP
14 15 (0.20%) SAP PS
15 12 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
16 11 (0.15%) SAP HR
17 10 (0.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 70 (0.93%) Office 365
2 47 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (0.43%) SaaS
6 29 (0.39%) GitHub
7 23 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 20 (0.27%) IaaS
9 18 (0.24%) PaaS
10 13 (0.17%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.11%) Google App Engine
11 8 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.066%) HP Helion
14 4 (0.053%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.027%) Taleo
15 2 (0.027%) Heroku
16 1 (0.013%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.013%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 379 (5.04%) Firewall
2 307 (4.08%) WAN
3 306 (4.07%) LAN
4 255 (3.39%) DNS
5 251 (3.34%) TCP/IP
6 192 (2.55%) SAN
7 164 (2.18%) DHCP
8 149 (1.98%) Internet
9 127 (1.69%) VPN
10 126 (1.67%) Network Security
11 108 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
12 104 (1.38%) HTTP
13 87 (1.16%) LDAP
13 87 (1.16%) MPLS
14 83 (1.10%) SSL
15 76 (1.01%) OSPF
16 64 (0.85%) Ethernet
17 62 (0.82%) VoIP
17 62 (0.82%) BGP
18 61 (0.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 237 (3.15%) Oracle Database
3 162 (2.15%) MySQL
4 140 (1.86%) MongoDB
5 109 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
6 108 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 100 (1.33%) Relational Database
8 97 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
9 96 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 94 (1.25%) Hadoop
11 80 (1.06%) NoSQL
12 72 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
13 55 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
14 54 (0.72%) Big Data
15 49 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
16 46 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 42 (0.56%) MS Access
18 40 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
18 40 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
19 36 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 197 (2.62%) JIRA
2 158 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 152 (2.02%) Subversion
3 152 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 135 (1.79%) Maven
5 114 (1.51%) Ant
6 97 (1.29%) Selenium
7 90 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 85 (1.13%) JUnit
9 84 (1.12%) ClearCase
10 81 (1.08%) Eclipse
11 79 (1.05%) SoapUI
12 77 (1.02%) LoadRunner
13 76 (1.01%) MSI
13 76 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
14 75 (1.00%) Visual Studio
15 67 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
16 52 (0.69%) JMeter
17 45 (0.60%) Gradle
18 41 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 636 (8.45%) Finance
2 287 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 136 (1.81%) Military
4 131 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 53 (0.70%) Law
6 50 (0.66%) Legal
7 47 (0.62%) Aerospace
8 37 (0.49%) Marketing
9 35 (0.47%) Banking
10 31 (0.41%) Electronics
11 28 (0.37%) Publishing
11 28 (0.37%) Local Government
12 21 (0.28%) Billing
13 19 (0.25%) Back Office
14 18 (0.24%) General Ledger
15 14 (0.19%) Retail
16 11 (0.15%) Avionics
17 7 (0.093%) Games
18 6 (0.080%) Automotive
19 3 (0.040%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1174 (15.60%) Developer
2 902 (11.99%) Analyst
3 620 (8.24%) Architect
4 523 (6.95%) Project Manager
5 515 (6.84%) Consultant
6 392 (5.21%) Java Developer
7 237 (3.15%) Test Analyst
8 236 (3.14%) Business Analyst
9 232 (3.08%) Network Engineer
10 196 (2.60%) Support Engineer
11 171 (2.27%) Software Engineer
12 150 (1.99%) Test Manager
13 140 (1.86%) Tester
14 139 (1.85%) Administrator
15 137 (1.82%) Technical Architect
16 131 (1.74%) Solutions Architect
17 125 (1.66%) Systems Engineer
18 124 (1.65%) Service Manager
19 121 (1.61%) Designer
20 109 (1.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (6.21%) HTML
2 406 (5.39%) .NET
3 381 (5.06%) XML
4 310 (4.12%) Web Services
5 285 (3.79%) CSS
6 235 (3.12%) J2EE
7 171 (2.27%) ASP.NET
8 166 (2.21%) Spring
9 163 (2.17%) jQuery
10 155 (2.06%) HTML5
11 150 (1.99%) JSP
12 144 (1.91%) SOAP
13 126 (1.67%) Middleware
14 114 (1.51%) Hibernate
15 100 (1.33%) CSS3
16 98 (1.30%) Apache Camel
17 94 (1.25%) JSON
18 81 (1.08%) .NET Framework
18 81 (1.08%) RESTful
19 78 (1.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 541 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 374 (4.97%) Data Centre
3 310 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 137 (1.82%) User Experience
5 98 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 88 (1.17%) PKI
7 83 (1.10%) Clustering
8 75 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 66 (0.88%) Replication
9 66 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 61 (0.81%) Visualisation
11 57 (0.76%) CESG
12 45 (0.60%) NHS
12 45 (0.60%) GIS
12 45 (0.60%) Economics
13 44 (0.58%) Blackberry
14 43 (0.57%) Statistics
14 43 (0.57%) Mobile App
15 41 (0.54%) CMDB
16 36 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1539 (20.45%) Windows
2 880 (11.69%) Linux
3 602 (8.00%) UNIX
4 402 (5.34%) Windows 7
5 365 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 263 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 215 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 164 (2.18%) Windows XP
9 152 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 138 (1.83%) Solaris
11 104 (1.38%) CentOS
12 79 (1.05%) Ubuntu
13 47 (0.62%) AIX
14 37 (0.49%) Windows 8
15 29 (0.39%) HPUX
16 26 (0.35%) Windows Vista
17 24 (0.32%) Android
18 23 (0.31%) VME
19 21 (0.28%) Mac OS X
20 18 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1164 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
2 983 (13.06%) ITIL
3 713 (9.47%) Project Management
4 608 (8.08%) Migration
5 486 (6.46%) PRINCE2
6 420 (5.58%) Service Management
7 399 (5.30%) Configuration Management
8 390 (5.18%) Scrum
9 365 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 305 (4.05%) Software Engineering
11 273 (3.63%) Service Delivery
12 263 (3.49%) Change Management
13 254 (3.37%) Test Scripting
14 237 (3.15%) UML
15 235 (3.12%) TDD
16 227 (3.02%) Incident Management
17 225 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
18 213 (2.83%) Risk Management
19 209 (2.78%) SDLC
20 200 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 945 (12.56%) SQL
2 878 (11.67%) Java
3 427 (5.67%) JavaScript
4 348 (4.62%) C
4 348 (4.62%) C#
5 268 (3.56%) Python
6 267 (3.55%) C++
7 227 (3.02%) PL/SQL
8 202 (2.68%) PowerShell
9 181 (2.40%) Perl
10 178 (2.37%) Shell Script
11 108 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 93 (1.24%) Ruby
12 93 (1.24%) PHP
13 88 (1.17%) VB
14 74 (0.98%) VBScript
15 69 (0.92%) VBA
16 40 (0.53%) T-SQL
17 31 (0.41%) VB.NET
18 30 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4928 (65.48%) SC Cleared
2 1491 (19.81%) DV Cleared
3 326 (4.33%) Degree
4 265 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 217 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 183 (2.43%) ISEB
7 179 (2.38%) ISTQB
8 177 (2.35%) CCNP
9 138 (1.83%) CCNA
10 118 (1.57%) BC Cleared
11 112 (1.49%) CISSP
12 106 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
13 98 (1.30%) MCSE
14 94 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 86 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
16 84 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 76 (1.01%) PMI Certification
18 74 (0.98%) APMP
19 73 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 72 (0.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (2.99%) SLA
2 194 (2.58%) QA
3 96 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (0.49%) JSP 440
5 29 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 19 (0.25%) DO-178B
7 17 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.16%) IEC 61508
9 11 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.15%) P3O
10 10 (0.13%) COBIT
11 9 (0.12%) DO-254
12 6 (0.080%) ARP4754
12 6 (0.080%) ARP4761
12 6 (0.080%) BS25999
12 6 (0.080%) ISO 9000
13 5 (0.066%) WAI
13 5 (0.066%) TickIT
14 4 (0.053%) BS15000
System Software
1 617 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 341 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 139 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 97 (1.29%) vSphere
6 66 (0.88%) XenApp
6 66 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 60 (0.80%) VMware ESX
8 33 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 32 (0.43%) vCloud
10 27 (0.36%) Docker
10 27 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (0.24%) Firmware
12 17 (0.23%) NFS
13 16 (0.21%) Samba
14 15 (0.20%) XenServer
15 12 (0.16%) SRDF
15 12 (0.16%) Xen
16 10 (0.13%) Squid
17 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 231 (3.07%) SCCM
2 186 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
3 164 (2.18%) Puppet
4 94 (1.25%) SCOM
5 93 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 58 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 54 (0.72%) OVSD
8 52 (0.69%) Ansible
9 42 (0.56%) WSUS
10 41 (0.54%) OpenView
11 36 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
12 32 (0.43%) ZABBIX
13 31 (0.41%) Salt
14 26 (0.35%) logstash
14 26 (0.35%) Vagrant
14 26 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 25 (0.33%) NetBackup
15 25 (0.33%) SCVMM
15 25 (0.33%) Rundeck
16 24 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1231 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 885 (11.76%) Oracle
3 605 (8.04%) HP
4 572 (7.60%) VMware
5 536 (7.12%) Cisco
6 247 (3.28%) Citrix
7 224 (2.98%) Juniper
8 202 (2.68%) Red Hat
9 186 (2.47%) SAP
10 152 (2.02%) IBM
11 150 (1.99%) McAfee
12 142 (1.89%) CheckPoint
13 122 (1.62%) F5
14 95 (1.26%) NetApp
15 76 (1.01%) Dell
16 67 (0.89%) EMC
16 67 (0.89%) Remedy
16 67 (0.89%) Greenplum
17 58 (0.77%) Google
18 57 (0.76%) Atlassian
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 320 per day + .
Posted: 38 minutes ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 44 minutes ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.33 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £370.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago