The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 30 33 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2927 2622 1520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.58% 5.22% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.89% 26.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1461 1257 704
Average daily rate
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£393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 110 109
Average hourly rate £23.81 £18.00 £25.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.27% -29.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £13.48 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.55 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -33.33%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11306 9847 8223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.59% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6538 5305 4364
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 465 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.93% -32.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £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%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK 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
England +1 2538 £393 +4.66% 335
South East +4 983 £375 +7.14% 136
London -15 536 £425 - 59
Hampshire 0 523 £363 +3.57% 50
South West -2 385 £400 - 57
North West 0 220 £375 -16.66% 24
Berkshire -4 180 £400 +6.66% 38
Scotland +2 178 £368 -3.28% 11
Wales +10 150 £450 +26.40% 10
West Midlands +15 144 £363 +45.00% 24
Buckinghamshire +8 144 £350 +5.66% 8
Wiltshire +1 114 £400 - 19
Milton Keynes +3 102 £350 +5.66% 6
Hook +1 95 £321 -2.65% 3
Surrey +18 91 £450 +20.00% 26
Gosport -1 90 £415 +18.57% 4
East of England -6 86 £385 +4.76% 18
Reading +4 80 £353 -18.30% 27
Glasgow +12 76 £375 -14.28% 4
South Wales +7 76 £450 +20.00% 7
Gloucestershire -5 74 £400 -3.03% 13
City of London -54 74 £438 +2.94% 12
East Midlands +9 71 £385 +2.66% 5
North East -6 70 £335 +39.37% 3
Devon +8 67 £438 +16.66% 3
Bristol -4 66 £363 +0.69% 13
Tyne and Wear -2 63 £335 +39.58% 3
Lancashire 0 61 £380 -15.55% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 58 £330 +37.39% 3
Cumbria 0 50 £425 -2.52% 7

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 6144 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1329 (21.63%) Windows
3 1237 (20.13%) Microsoft
4 977 (15.90%) ITIL
5 845 (13.75%) Oracle
6 840 (13.67%) SQL
7 702 (11.43%) Linux
8 660 (10.74%) Project Management
9 611 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
10 583 (9.49%) HP
11 580 (9.44%) VMware
12 575 (9.36%) DV Cleared
13 573 (9.33%) MS Excel
14 547 (8.90%) Active Directory
15 536 (8.72%) Java
16 523 (8.51%) UNIX
17 513 (8.35%) Finance
18 484 (7.88%) Cisco
19 454 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
20 434 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
21 417 (6.79%) SQL Server
22 401 (6.53%) .NET
23 386 (6.28%) MS Office
24 383 (6.23%) Service Management
25 359 (5.84%) Windows 7
26 355 (5.78%) Migration
27 354 (5.76%) Firewall
28 353 (5.75%) Configuration Management
29 344 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
30 343 (5.58%) PRINCE2

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SC 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 SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 314 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 204 (3.32%) MS Exchange
3 136 (2.21%) WebLogic
4 101 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 89 (1.45%) IIS
5 89 (1.45%) JBoss
6 80 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 77 (1.25%) Apache
8 73 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
8 73 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 66 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 56 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 41 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
12 39 (0.63%) Lync
13 35 (0.57%) Confluence
14 34 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
15 33 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
16 30 (0.49%) MS Project Server
16 30 (0.49%) Tomcat
17 28 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 573 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 386 (6.28%) MS Office
3 222 (3.61%) MS Project
4 81 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 27 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 15 (0.24%) SPSS
9 12 (0.20%) PaintShop Pro
10 8 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.098%) Simulink
12 5 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.081%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.049%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.033%) Windchill
14 2 (0.033%) Stateflow
14 2 (0.033%) Mathematica
15 1 (0.016%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 248 (4.04%) Oracle EBS
2 142 (2.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 82 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
4 78 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 43 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
6 39 (0.63%) Summit
7 29 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 29 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
8 26 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
9 23 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
10 22 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
11 16 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 13 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
13 12 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
13 12 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
13 12 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
14 11 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
14 11 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
15 9 (0.15%) assyst
15 9 (0.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 74 (1.20%) PaaS
2 30 (0.49%) Office 365
3 26 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (0.41%) IaaS
5 20 (0.33%) SaaS
6 14 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (0.16%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (0.098%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.016%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.016%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.016%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.016%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 354 (5.76%) Firewall
2 267 (4.35%) LAN
3 261 (4.25%) WAN
4 228 (3.71%) SAN
5 200 (3.26%) DNS
6 184 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 130 (2.12%) Network Security
8 126 (2.05%) DHCP
9 121 (1.97%) VPN
10 115 (1.87%) Internet
11 105 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
12 79 (1.29%) OSPF
13 73 (1.19%) SSL
14 68 (1.11%) MPLS
15 65 (1.06%) LDAP
16 64 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
17 53 (0.86%) IPsec
18 44 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
18 44 (0.72%) HTTP
19 43 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 417 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 231 (3.76%) Oracle Database
3 150 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 92 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 88 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 82 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 80 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
8 68 (1.11%) Relational Database
9 63 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
10 59 (0.96%) MySQL
10 59 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (0.93%) MS Access
12 50 (0.81%) MongoDB
13 45 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
14 44 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 40 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 38 (0.62%) RDBMS
17 36 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 34 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
19 33 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 168 (2.73%) Jenkins
2 145 (2.36%) Subversion
3 131 (2.13%) Maven
4 120 (1.95%) JIRA
5 103 (1.68%) Git (software)
6 101 (1.64%) Visual Studio
7 95 (1.55%) ClearCase
8 84 (1.37%) Ant
9 83 (1.35%) Selenium
10 69 (1.12%) JUnit
11 68 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 65 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
13 51 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
13 51 (0.83%) ClearQuest
14 50 (0.81%) NUnit
14 50 (0.81%) Eclipse
14 50 (0.81%) GoogleTest
15 49 (0.80%) CppUnit
16 43 (0.70%) LoadRunner
17 37 (0.60%) JMeter
General
1 513 (8.35%) Finance
2 298 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 116 (1.89%) Military
4 85 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 44 (0.72%) Publishing
6 43 (0.70%) Marketing
7 42 (0.68%) Law
8 33 (0.54%) Legal
9 31 (0.50%) Local Government
10 28 (0.46%) Back Office
11 27 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 25 (0.41%) Electronics
12 25 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 19 (0.31%) Billing
14 17 (0.28%) Banking
15 14 (0.23%) Retail
16 10 (0.16%) Avionics
17 8 (0.13%) Advertising
18 6 (0.098%) Multimedia
19 2 (0.033%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 840 (13.67%) Developer
2 670 (10.90%) Analyst
3 507 (8.25%) Consultant
4 486 (7.91%) Architect
5 421 (6.85%) Project Manager
6 180 (2.93%) Support Engineer
7 160 (2.60%) Network Engineer
8 157 (2.56%) Java Developer
9 139 (2.26%) Administrator
10 132 (2.15%) Business Analyst
10 132 (2.15%) Test Analyst
11 118 (1.92%) Software Engineer
12 115 (1.87%) Service Manager
13 112 (1.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 111 (1.81%) DBA
14 111 (1.81%) Support Analyst
15 110 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
16 107 (1.74%) Tester
17 103 (1.68%) Service Analyst
18 97 (1.58%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (6.53%) .NET
2 300 (4.88%) HTML
3 255 (4.15%) XML
4 241 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 178 (2.90%) JSP
6 172 (2.80%) Web Services
7 161 (2.62%) CSS
8 112 (1.82%) J2EE
9 105 (1.71%) Spring
10 101 (1.64%) Middleware
11 80 (1.30%) jQuery
12 68 (1.11%) .NET Framework
13 67 (1.09%) Hibernate
14 61 (0.99%) SOAP
14 61 (0.99%) HTML5
15 56 (0.91%) CSS3
16 52 (0.85%) WCF
17 51 (0.83%) Ajax
18 49 (0.80%) JSON
19 48 (0.78%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 454 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 138 (2.25%) Open Source
4 107 (1.74%) PKI
5 100 (1.63%) Clustering
6 79 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 75 (1.22%) CESG
8 62 (1.01%) Blackberry
9 54 (0.88%) Economics
10 52 (0.85%) Replication
11 50 (0.81%) Smart Meter
12 48 (0.78%) User Experience
13 43 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 40 (0.65%) CESG CLAS
15 38 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
16 34 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
16 34 (0.55%) PDA
17 32 (0.52%) RMADS
18 31 (0.50%) Visualisation
19 30 (0.49%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1329 (21.63%) Windows
2 702 (11.43%) Linux
3 523 (8.51%) UNIX
4 434 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 359 (5.84%) Windows 7
6 305 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 186 (3.03%) Windows XP
8 164 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 151 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 140 (2.28%) Solaris
11 71 (1.16%) Ubuntu
12 69 (1.12%) CentOS
13 59 (0.96%) Windows 8
14 47 (0.76%) AIX
15 34 (0.55%) HPUX
16 32 (0.52%) Windows Vista
17 29 (0.47%) Android
18 25 (0.41%) VMS
18 25 (0.41%) Windows 2000
19 17 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 977 (15.90%) ITIL
2 660 (10.74%) Project Management
3 611 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
4 383 (6.23%) Service Management
5 355 (5.78%) Migration
6 353 (5.75%) Configuration Management
7 343 (5.58%) PRINCE2
8 318 (5.18%) Change Management
9 273 (4.44%) Service Delivery
10 250 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 235 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
12 223 (3.63%) CRM
13 222 (3.61%) Scrum
14 205 (3.34%) Risk Management
15 204 (3.32%) Test Scripting
16 188 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
17 184 (2.99%) Incident Management
18 178 (2.90%) Software Engineering
19 170 (2.77%) UML
20 167 (2.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 840 (13.67%) SQL
2 536 (8.72%) Java
3 302 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 281 (4.57%) C#
5 273 (4.44%) C
6 243 (3.96%) PL/SQL
7 199 (3.24%) PowerShell
8 187 (3.04%) C++
9 134 (2.18%) Python
9 134 (2.18%) Shell Script
10 96 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 95 (1.55%) VBA
12 91 (1.48%) Perl
13 86 (1.40%) Ruby
14 85 (1.38%) VB
15 80 (1.30%) VBScript
16 74 (1.20%) PHP
17 46 (0.75%) VB.NET
18 43 (0.70%) T-SQL
19 18 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6144 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 575 (9.36%) DV Cleared
3 273 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 269 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 247 (4.02%) Degree
6 219 (3.56%) ISTQB
7 157 (2.56%) CCNP
8 154 (2.51%) ISEB
9 142 (2.31%) MCSE
10 132 (2.15%) CISSP
11 125 (2.03%) CCNA
12 105 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 102 (1.66%) MCITP
14 96 (1.56%) MCP
15 90 (1.46%) VCP4
16 81 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 71 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
18 69 (1.12%) MCSA
19 63 (1.03%) PMI Certification
20 61 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (3.52%) SLA
2 121 (1.97%) QA
3 80 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 63 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 50 (0.81%) JSP 440
6 39 (0.63%) ISO 14001
7 29 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.31%) COBIT
9 13 (0.21%) ISO 9000
10 12 (0.20%) DO-178B
11 10 (0.16%) DO-254
12 8 (0.13%) BS15000
13 7 (0.11%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.081%) BS7799
14 5 (0.081%) IEC 61508
15 4 (0.065%) TickIT
15 4 (0.065%) P3O
16 3 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.033%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.033%) ARP4754
System Software
1 547 (8.90%) Active Directory
2 344 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 131 (2.13%) vSphere
4 80 (1.30%) VMware ESX
5 68 (1.11%) XenApp
6 47 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 39 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 30 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
10 29 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 28 (0.46%) Firmware
12 25 (0.41%) Samba
13 21 (0.34%) XenServer
14 15 (0.24%) Nmap
14 15 (0.24%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.24%) vCloud
15 11 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (0.18%) NFS
16 10 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 159 (2.59%) SCCM
2 147 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
3 127 (2.07%) Puppet
4 105 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 61 (0.99%) SCOM
5 61 (0.99%) Ansible
6 56 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 46 (0.75%) OpenView
8 44 (0.72%) Tivoli
9 42 (0.68%) Backup Exec
10 38 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 38 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
11 35 (0.57%) Netcool
12 33 (0.54%) OVSD
13 30 (0.49%) NetBackup
13 30 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
14 29 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 28 (0.46%) WSUS
16 20 (0.33%) ARCserve
17 18 (0.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1237 (20.13%) Microsoft
2 845 (13.75%) Oracle
3 583 (9.49%) HP
4 580 (9.44%) VMware
5 484 (7.88%) Cisco
6 331 (5.39%) Citrix
7 170 (2.77%) Red Hat
8 147 (2.39%) Juniper
9 141 (2.29%) McAfee
10 134 (2.18%) CheckPoint
11 126 (2.05%) IBM
12 109 (1.77%) SAP
13 98 (1.60%) Remedy
14 89 (1.45%) F5
15 72 (1.17%) NetApp
16 68 (1.11%) CA
17 59 (0.96%) Symantec
18 57 (0.93%) Cognos
18 57 (0.93%) EMC
19 49 (0.80%) Veritas
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £467.50 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 per annum + pro rata for 6 month ftc
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 13 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £301.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £346 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday