The table below looks at the statistics for Security Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1230 1230 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.03% 13.76% 12.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.10% 50.49% 48.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 585 535
Average daily rate
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£388 £351 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.32% -3.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 43 53
Average hourly rate £21.55 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.12% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.47 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+34.02% -16.37%
Security Cleared
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2407 2436 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.50% 27.25% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1336 1210 1100
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £216 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 100 124
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -26.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the South East region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the South East region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Security Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
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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
Hampshire 0 583 £363 +3.57% 64
Berkshire -3 225 £400 +6.66% 25
Surrey +24 154 £425 +13.33% 23
Buckinghamshire -6 143 £375 +15.38% 8
West Sussex +14 58 £375 -25.00% 3
Oxfordshire +1 35 £375 +15.38%
Middlesex -4 9 £388 +40.90% 1
Kent - 6 £430 - 5
East Sussex -13 5 £550 -
M4 Corridor +3 1 £650 -
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England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1846 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 755 (29.75%) Windows
3 686 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 597 (23.52%) DV Cleared
5 386 (15.21%) Linux
6 355 (13.99%) Active Directory
6 355 (13.99%) HP
7 354 (13.95%) ITIL
8 343 (13.51%) VMware
9 311 (12.25%) SQL
10 303 (11.94%) MS Excel
11 298 (11.74%) Project Management
12 277 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 255 (10.05%) Migration
13 255 (10.05%) UNIX
14 253 (9.97%) Windows 7
15 238 (9.38%) Oracle
16 211 (8.31%) Cisco
17 197 (7.76%) MS Office
18 190 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
19 188 (7.41%) Configuration Management
20 176 (6.93%) PowerShell
21 172 (6.78%) Finance
22 171 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
23 161 (6.34%) .NET
24 157 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
25 155 (6.11%) SharePoint
26 154 (6.07%) C
26 154 (6.07%) SCCM
27 142 (5.59%) Firewall

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 155 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 115 (4.53%) MS Exchange
3 67 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
5 43 (1.69%) Apache
6 41 (1.62%) IIS
7 39 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 33 (1.30%) Lync
9 29 (1.14%) JBoss
10 27 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 24 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (0.79%) Tomcat
14 19 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
15 15 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
16 14 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
16 14 (0.55%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.51%) CMS
17 13 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 303 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 197 (7.76%) MS Office
3 94 (3.70%) MS Project
4 58 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 42 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.51%) PaintShop Pro
6 13 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.20%) Simulink
8 4 (0.16%) SPSS
8 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.079%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.039%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.039%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 56 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.16%) assyst
8 4 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
9 3 (0.12%) Changepoint
10 2 (0.079%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.079%) SAP MDM
10 2 (0.079%) Summit
10 2 (0.079%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.079%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.079%) SAP PSCD
10 2 (0.079%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.06%) Office 365
2 21 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.55%) IaaS
5 13 (0.51%) SaaS
6 11 (0.43%) PaaS
7 8 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.20%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.039%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 142 (5.59%) Firewall
2 104 (4.10%) WAN
3 102 (4.02%) LAN
4 99 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 86 (3.39%) SAN
6 84 (3.31%) DNS
7 63 (2.48%) Internet
8 59 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
9 52 (2.05%) VPN
10 51 (2.01%) SSL
10 51 (2.01%) DHCP
11 35 (1.38%) SMTP
11 35 (1.38%) OSPF
12 32 (1.26%) Network Security
13 31 (1.22%) MPLS
13 31 (1.22%) IPsec
14 27 (1.06%) Ethernet
15 24 (0.95%) Wireless
15 24 (0.95%) EIGRP
16 22 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 47 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 24 (0.95%) MySQL
5 21 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
9 13 (0.51%) Oracle Discoverer
10 11 (0.43%) Data Mining
10 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.35%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.28%) Ingres
14 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.28%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.24%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 68 (2.68%) MSI
2 62 (2.44%) ClearCase
3 58 (2.29%) Subversion
4 43 (1.69%) StarTeam
5 39 (1.54%) GoogleTest
6 38 (1.50%) Ant
7 37 (1.46%) Visual Studio
7 37 (1.46%) NUnit
8 35 (1.38%) CppUnit
9 32 (1.26%) Jenkins
10 31 (1.22%) Selenium
11 29 (1.14%) Eclipse
12 25 (0.99%) LoadRunner
13 24 (0.95%) ClearQuest
14 23 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
15 21 (0.83%) SoapUI
16 19 (0.75%) JMeter
17 18 (0.71%) Maven
18 17 (0.67%) WebDriver
19 16 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 172 (6.78%) Finance
2 100 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 58 (2.29%) Military
4 20 (0.79%) Publishing
5 15 (0.59%) Electronics
5 15 (0.59%) Marketing
6 13 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.32%) Retail
8 7 (0.28%) Billing
9 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.24%) Legal
10 5 (0.20%) Back Office
11 4 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.12%) Games
12 3 (0.12%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.039%) Local Government
13 1 (0.039%) Avionics
13 1 (0.039%) Banking
Job Titles
1 272 (10.72%) Analyst
2 249 (9.81%) Developer
3 190 (7.49%) Architect
4 154 (6.07%) Project Manager
5 148 (5.83%) Consultant
6 98 (3.86%) Test Analyst
7 90 (3.55%) Applications Packager
8 88 (3.47%) Software Engineer
9 77 (3.03%) Support Engineer
10 73 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 63 (2.48%) Network Engineer
12 56 (2.21%) Wintel Engineer
13 51 (2.01%) Java Developer
14 50 (1.97%) Tester
14 50 (1.97%) Systems Engineer
15 49 (1.93%) Security Engineer
16 47 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
17 43 (1.69%) Test Manager
18 38 (1.50%) Business Analyst
18 38 (1.50%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (6.34%) .NET
2 133 (5.24%) XML
3 117 (4.61%) HTML
4 97 (3.82%) ASP.NET
5 70 (2.76%) JSP
6 57 (2.25%) Web Services
6 57 (2.25%) Application Packaging
7 39 (1.54%) SOAP
8 38 (1.50%) CSS
8 38 (1.50%) jQuery
9 33 (1.30%) J2EE
10 30 (1.18%) Ajax
11 24 (0.95%) Middleware
12 22 (0.87%) XML Messaging
13 21 (0.83%) Motif
14 20 (0.79%) WCF
15 19 (0.75%) .NET Framework
16 16 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (0.63%) HTML5
17 14 (0.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 171 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (5.59%) Data Centre
3 84 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 78 (3.07%) PKI
5 32 (1.26%) Computer Science
6 30 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 29 (1.14%) Economics
8 25 (0.99%) Clustering
9 20 (0.79%) Derivative
9 20 (0.79%) Blackberry
9 20 (0.79%) User Experience
10 18 (0.71%) PMI
11 17 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.59%) Replication
13 14 (0.55%) NHS
13 14 (0.55%) FlexPod
14 13 (0.51%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.39%) Device Driver
15 10 (0.39%) Cryptography
15 10 (0.39%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 755 (29.75%) Windows
2 386 (15.21%) Linux
3 277 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 255 (10.05%) UNIX
5 253 (9.97%) Windows 7
6 157 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 95 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 84 (3.31%) Windows XP
9 61 (2.40%) Solaris
10 55 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (0.87%) Windows Vista
12 20 (0.79%) AIX
13 19 (0.75%) CentOS
14 14 (0.55%) HPUX
14 14 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.39%) VMS
16 9 (0.35%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
17 8 (0.32%) Android
18 7 (0.28%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (13.95%) ITIL
2 298 (11.74%) Project Management
3 255 (10.05%) Migration
4 188 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 137 (5.40%) Service Management
6 134 (5.28%) Software Engineering
7 128 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
8 123 (4.85%) PRINCE2
9 106 (4.18%) Test Scripting
10 102 (4.02%) UML
11 92 (3.62%) Incident Management
12 89 (3.51%) Service Delivery
13 88 (3.47%) Change Management
14 78 (3.07%) OO
14 78 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 78 (3.07%) Validation
15 74 (2.92%) SDLC
16 69 (2.72%) Integration Testing
17 61 (2.40%) Data Migration
17 61 (2.40%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 311 (12.25%) SQL
2 176 (6.93%) PowerShell
3 154 (6.07%) C
4 138 (5.44%) Java
5 132 (5.20%) C#
6 131 (5.16%) C++
7 123 (4.85%) JavaScript
8 69 (2.72%) Python
8 69 (2.72%) VBScript
9 65 (2.56%) VB
10 55 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 55 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 46 (1.81%) VBA
12 37 (1.46%) Perl
13 31 (1.22%) Bash Shell
14 19 (0.75%) PHP
15 17 (0.67%) Ruby
16 14 (0.55%) VB.NET
16 14 (0.55%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1846 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 597 (23.52%) DV Cleared
3 126 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (4.29%) Degree
6 104 (4.10%) ISTQB
7 65 (2.56%) CCNP
8 62 (2.44%) MCITP
9 60 (2.36%) ISEB
10 55 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 54 (2.13%) CCNA
12 51 (2.01%) MCSE
13 41 (1.62%) MCP
14 40 (1.58%) MCSA
15 38 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 37 (1.46%) CISSP
17 32 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 27 (1.06%) BC Cleared
18 27 (1.06%) PMI Certification
19 22 (0.87%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (3.86%) SLA
2 52 (2.05%) QA
3 23 (0.91%) JSP 440
4 12 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.39%) DO-178B
6 7 (0.28%) IEC 61508
7 6 (0.24%) DO-254
7 6 (0.24%) ARP4754
7 6 (0.24%) ARP4761
8 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.12%) COBIT
9 3 (0.12%) BS15000
9 3 (0.12%) TickIT
10 2 (0.079%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.039%) PMBOK
System Software
1 355 (13.99%) Active Directory
2 190 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 79 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 65 (2.56%) vSphere
6 40 (1.58%) XenApp
7 32 (1.26%) VMware ESX
8 29 (1.14%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
12 12 (0.47%) Firmware
13 11 (0.43%) vCloud
14 9 (0.35%) UAG
14 9 (0.35%) Sendmail
15 7 (0.28%) Samba
16 6 (0.24%) Postfix
16 6 (0.24%) NFS
17 5 (0.20%) Shibboleth
18 4 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 154 (6.07%) SCCM
2 121 (4.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 91 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
4 58 (2.29%) SCOM
5 40 (1.58%) OVSD
6 25 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
7 22 (0.87%) Tivoli
8 21 (0.83%) OpenView
8 21 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 19 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 15 (0.59%) Puppet
11 13 (0.51%) SCVMM
12 11 (0.43%) ARCserve
12 11 (0.43%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
13 9 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
13 9 (0.35%) Netcool
13 9 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 686 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 355 (13.99%) HP
3 343 (13.51%) VMware
4 238 (9.38%) Oracle
5 211 (8.31%) Cisco
6 133 (5.24%) Citrix
7 93 (3.66%) McAfee
8 70 (2.76%) Juniper
9 69 (2.72%) NetApp
10 68 (2.68%) Red Hat
11 54 (2.13%) F5
12 49 (1.93%) CheckPoint
13 44 (1.73%) Lumension
14 36 (1.42%) AppSense
15 31 (1.22%) CA
15 31 (1.22%) Dell
15 31 (1.22%) IBM
15 31 (1.22%) SAP
16 27 (1.06%) Remedy
17 26 (1.02%) Symantec
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