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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 39 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2572 2905 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.67% 5.41% 4.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.98% 28.00% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1472 1045
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 116 108
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.31 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.10 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.31 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+77.23% -5.52%

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
10298 10376 8936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.70% 19.31% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6033 5923 4805
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 474 498
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -7 2273 £400 +6.66% 311
South East +2 843 £400 +12.67% 105
London -9 501 £425 - 71
Hampshire 0 400 £363 +3.20% 34
South West -2 307 £363 +3.57% 31
North West +1 221 £393 +16.29% 42
Surrey +34 157 £425 +6.25% 21
Wales +2 153 £400 -5.88% 5
Berkshire -9 125 £383 -2.85% 24
Wiltshire +7 110 £358 +6.71% 6
Scotland -25 104 £330 +1.53% 7
Leatherhead 0 99 £425 +6.25% 5
Cumbria +2 92 £364 -9.06% 23
East of England +4 91 £375 - 17
North East 0 91 £300 +1.55%
South Wales 0 89 £400 -9.09% 4
Hook 0 88 £375 +20.40% 1
City of London -35 85 £430 +7.50% 19
East Midlands +5 80 £422 +20.53% 7
Buckinghamshire -13 77 £405 +20.74% 9
Tyne and Wear 0 74 £300 -1.77%
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 73 £313 +2.32%
Reading -5 70 £350 -12.50% 14
West Midlands -31 66 £403 +0.62% 30
Newport 0 65 £413 -8.33%
Somerset -6 60 £363 +9.84% 1
Milton Keynes -11 59 £400 +23.07% 8
Erskine 0 56 £343 +4.77%
Renfrewshire 0 56 £343 +4.77%
Swindon +31 53 £380 -39.20% 3

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 5553 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1178 (21.21%) Windows
3 1004 (18.08%) Microsoft
4 746 (13.43%) ITIL
5 733 (13.20%) SQL
6 703 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
7 634 (11.42%) Oracle
8 621 (11.18%) Linux
9 600 (10.80%) Project Management
10 534 (9.62%) Java
11 522 (9.40%) DV Cleared
12 517 (9.31%) Finance
13 490 (8.82%) HP
14 467 (8.41%) Active Directory
15 462 (8.32%) MS Excel
16 454 (8.18%) Cisco
17 449 (8.09%) VMware
18 447 (8.05%) SQL Server
19 444 (8.00%) UNIX
20 432 (7.78%) Migration
21 375 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
22 369 (6.65%) PRINCE2
23 364 (6.56%) .NET
24 329 (5.92%) MS Office
25 328 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
26 319 (5.74%) HTML
27 312 (5.62%) Service Management
28 304 (5.47%) XML
29 300 (5.40%) Firewall
30 292 (5.26%) SharePoint

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 292 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 147 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 102 (1.84%) JBoss
4 86 (1.55%) Apache
4 86 (1.55%) IIS
5 79 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 77 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 67 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 66 (1.19%) WebSphere
9 49 (0.88%) Lync
9 49 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 47 (0.85%) Confluence
10 47 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
11 43 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
12 37 (0.67%) CMS
13 33 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
14 27 (0.49%) SAS
15 26 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
16 24 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
16 24 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 462 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 329 (5.92%) MS Office
3 177 (3.19%) MS Project
4 120 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 79 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
7 13 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.22%) Fireworks
8 12 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.090%) Simulink
12 4 (0.072%) Windchill
12 4 (0.072%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.072%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.036%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.036%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.036%) Stateflow
14 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 142 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 116 (2.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 101 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 67 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
5 33 (0.59%) Primavera
6 23 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 20 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
8 19 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
9 17 (0.31%) Teamcenter
9 17 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
10 15 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
11 14 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
11 14 (0.25%) Summit
12 13 (0.23%) SAP PS
13 12 (0.22%) SAP PP
13 12 (0.22%) SAP ERP
13 12 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
14 11 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
15 8 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
16 7 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 53 (0.95%) Office 365
2 30 (0.54%) PaaS
3 29 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (0.43%) GitHub
6 20 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (0.32%) IaaS
8 15 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.20%) SaaS
10 9 (0.16%) Google Apps
10 9 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 9 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.13%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.036%) Taleo
13 2 (0.036%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.036%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.018%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.018%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 300 (5.40%) Firewall
2 231 (4.16%) LAN
2 231 (4.16%) WAN
3 171 (3.08%) DNS
4 163 (2.94%) SAN
5 151 (2.72%) TCP/IP
6 113 (2.03%) VPN
7 111 (2.00%) DHCP
8 106 (1.91%) Internet
9 91 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
10 85 (1.53%) Network Security
11 62 (1.12%) MPLS
12 61 (1.10%) LDAP
13 59 (1.06%) SSL
14 55 (0.99%) HTTP
15 50 (0.90%) IPsec
16 48 (0.86%) OSPF
17 42 (0.76%) BGP
18 39 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 37 (0.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 149 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 108 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 100 (1.80%) MySQL
5 88 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
6 83 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 68 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 59 (1.06%) MongoDB
9 58 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 49 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 47 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
12 44 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 42 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 40 (0.72%) NoSQL
15 37 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 36 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
17 30 (0.54%) Hadoop
17 30 (0.54%) MS Access
18 27 (0.49%) Big Data
19 23 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 128 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 108 (1.94%) Visual Studio
3 102 (1.84%) JIRA
4 91 (1.64%) Subversion
5 89 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 85 (1.53%) Git (software)
7 78 (1.40%) Maven
8 73 (1.31%) Selenium
9 61 (1.10%) MSI
10 57 (1.03%) Ant
11 56 (1.01%) ClearCase
11 56 (1.01%) SoapUI
12 52 (0.94%) Eclipse
13 48 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
14 46 (0.83%) LoadRunner
15 45 (0.81%) JUnit
16 42 (0.76%) JMeter
17 39 (0.70%) Cucumber
18 36 (0.65%) HP UFT
19 32 (0.58%) GoogleTest
General
1 517 (9.31%) Finance
2 222 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 112 (2.02%) Military
4 102 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 45 (0.81%) Law
6 43 (0.77%) Marketing
7 39 (0.70%) Legal
8 33 (0.59%) Aerospace
9 25 (0.45%) Local Government
10 23 (0.41%) Electronics
10 23 (0.41%) Publishing
11 21 (0.38%) Banking
11 21 (0.38%) Back Office
12 17 (0.31%) Retail
13 15 (0.27%) Billing
14 13 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.18%) Avionics
16 4 (0.072%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.072%) Advertising
17 3 (0.054%) Games
Job Titles
1 805 (14.50%) Developer
2 619 (11.15%) Analyst
3 440 (7.92%) Architect
4 431 (7.76%) Consultant
5 401 (7.22%) Project Manager
6 187 (3.37%) Java Developer
7 176 (3.17%) Network Engineer
8 161 (2.90%) Business Analyst
9 159 (2.86%) Test Analyst
10 155 (2.79%) Support Engineer
11 151 (2.72%) Software Engineer
12 113 (2.03%) Tester
13 108 (1.94%) Technical Architect
14 102 (1.84%) Solutions Architect
15 99 (1.78%) Administrator
16 98 (1.76%) .NET Developer
16 98 (1.76%) Service Manager
17 97 (1.75%) DBA
18 96 (1.73%) Systems Engineer
19 93 (1.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (6.56%) .NET
2 319 (5.74%) HTML
3 304 (5.47%) XML
4 201 (3.62%) Web Services
5 177 (3.19%) ASP.NET
6 176 (3.17%) CSS
7 146 (2.63%) JSP
8 121 (2.18%) SOAP
9 117 (2.11%) HTML5
10 108 (1.94%) J2EE
11 107 (1.93%) Spring
12 91 (1.64%) .NET Framework
13 87 (1.57%) jQuery
14 77 (1.39%) Middleware
15 72 (1.30%) Ajax
16 70 (1.26%) CSS3
17 59 (1.06%) Hibernate
18 58 (1.04%) REST
19 55 (0.99%) XML Messaging
20 53 (0.95%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 375 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 230 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 87 (1.57%) User Experience
5 86 (1.55%) PKI
6 60 (1.08%) Clustering
7 57 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 49 (0.88%) Economics
9 47 (0.85%) CESG
10 36 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 35 (0.63%) Visualisation
11 35 (0.63%) Blackberry
12 34 (0.61%) Statistics
12 34 (0.61%) RMADS
13 33 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 32 (0.58%) Replication
15 29 (0.52%) PMI
16 28 (0.50%) Mainframe
17 25 (0.45%) GIS
18 23 (0.41%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1178 (21.21%) Windows
2 621 (11.18%) Linux
3 444 (8.00%) UNIX
4 328 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 273 (4.92%) Windows 7
6 232 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 191 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 132 (2.38%) Windows XP
9 121 (2.18%) Solaris
10 95 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 58 (1.04%) CentOS
12 52 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 42 (0.76%) AIX
14 31 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 25 (0.45%) HPUX
16 20 (0.36%) Android
17 16 (0.29%) Apple iOS
18 15 (0.27%) VMS
19 9 (0.16%) Windows 2000
19 9 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (13.43%) ITIL
2 703 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
3 600 (10.80%) Project Management
4 432 (7.78%) Migration
5 369 (6.65%) PRINCE2
6 312 (5.62%) Service Management
7 266 (4.79%) Configuration Management
8 264 (4.75%) Scrum
9 238 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 223 (4.02%) Test Scripting
11 217 (3.91%) Software Engineering
11 217 (3.91%) Service Delivery
11 217 (3.91%) CRM
12 216 (3.89%) Change Management
13 191 (3.44%) Risk Management
14 184 (3.31%) UML
14 184 (3.31%) Incident Management
15 182 (3.28%) Unit Testing
16 163 (2.94%) Change Control
17 159 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 733 (13.20%) SQL
2 534 (9.62%) Java
3 286 (5.15%) JavaScript
4 257 (4.63%) C#
5 211 (3.80%) C
6 193 (3.48%) PL/SQL
7 185 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 183 (3.30%) C++
9 136 (2.45%) Python
10 127 (2.29%) Shell Script
11 102 (1.84%) Perl
12 77 (1.39%) VB
13 68 (1.22%) VBScript
14 66 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 50 (0.90%) VBA
16 48 (0.86%) PHP
17 40 (0.72%) Ruby
18 33 (0.59%) VB.NET
19 27 (0.49%) T-SQL
20 20 (0.36%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 5553 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 522 (9.40%) DV Cleared
3 225 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
4 216 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 202 (3.64%) Degree
6 165 (2.97%) ISTQB
7 147 (2.65%) ISEB
8 132 (2.38%) CCNP
9 125 (2.25%) CCNA
10 92 (1.66%) MCITP
11 89 (1.60%) CISSP
12 77 (1.39%) MCSE
13 74 (1.33%) PMI Certification
14 70 (1.26%) MCSA
15 68 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 66 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 62 (1.12%) PMP
18 60 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
19 57 (1.03%) APMP
20 54 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (3.31%) SLA
2 122 (2.20%) QA
3 103 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (0.63%) JSP 440
5 25 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 17 (0.31%) DO-178B
7 14 (0.25%) ISO 9000
8 12 (0.22%) ISO 14001
9 11 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.20%) IEC 61508
10 10 (0.18%) DO-254
11 8 (0.14%) COBIT
12 6 (0.11%) ARP4754
12 6 (0.11%) ARP4761
12 6 (0.11%) P3O
13 4 (0.072%) TickIT
14 3 (0.054%) BS15000
15 2 (0.036%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.018%) GPG13
System Software
1 467 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 279 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 82 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 81 (1.46%) vSphere
6 55 (0.99%) XenApp
7 53 (0.95%) VMware ESX
8 36 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (0.47%) Samba
10 22 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 20 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.32%) vCloud
13 16 (0.29%) NFS
14 13 (0.23%) Docker
15 11 (0.20%) Xen
16 9 (0.16%) Firmware
16 9 (0.16%) XenServer
16 9 (0.16%) Sendmail
17 7 (0.13%) Postfix
18 6 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 149 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
2 132 (2.38%) SCCM
3 80 (1.44%) Puppet
3 80 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 67 (1.21%) SCOM
5 50 (0.90%) OVSD
6 37 (0.67%) WSUS
7 36 (0.65%) OpenView
8 35 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
9 31 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
10 30 (0.54%) Ansible
11 22 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
12 20 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 18 (0.32%) Salt
14 17 (0.31%) WMI
15 16 (0.29%) SCVMM
16 15 (0.27%) NetBackup
16 15 (0.27%) Tivoli
16 15 (0.27%) Netcool
17 14 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1004 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 634 (11.42%) Oracle
3 490 (8.82%) HP
4 454 (8.18%) Cisco
5 449 (8.09%) VMware
6 226 (4.07%) Citrix
7 179 (3.22%) Juniper
8 152 (2.74%) SAP
9 128 (2.31%) CheckPoint
10 113 (2.03%) Red Hat
11 110 (1.98%) McAfee
12 90 (1.62%) F5
13 87 (1.57%) IBM
14 78 (1.40%) NetApp
15 67 (1.21%) Greenplum
16 53 (0.95%) EMC
17 52 (0.94%) Informatica
18 50 (0.90%) Remedy
18 50 (0.90%) Tableau
19 49 (0.88%) Symantec
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