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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 31 31 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2906 3069 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.20% 5.44% 3.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.91% 27.87% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1553 1542 846
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £215 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 161 99
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -28.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -31.42%

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
10798 11013 8885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.54% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 6209 4710
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 547 500
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 £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 0 2513 £400 +6.66% 303
South East +1 956 £375 +7.14% 129
London -8 537 £413 -2.94% 66
Hampshire 0 465 £363 +8.94% 56
South West 0 394 £400 +10.34% 37
North West -11 227 £396 +2.25% 25
Wales +6 195 £400 +6.66% 11
Scotland -7 155 £350 +4.47% 11
Berkshire -13 152 £355 -2.87% 35
Buckinghamshire -2 138 £350 +8.52% 14
Wiltshire +4 133 £379 +14.77% 5
Surrey +24 132 £450 +20.00% 11
West Midlands +5 132 £400 +60.00% 8
South Wales +6 112 £375 - 8
Hook 0 98 £337 +2.97% 1
Milton Keynes -4 96 £350 +8.52% 13
East Midlands +21 88 £425 +13.33% 2
Reading -9 87 £353 -6.00% 24
City of London -22 83 £400 -5.88% 12
Bristol +18 82 £450 +12.50% 5
Lancashire +1 78 £388 +46.22% 6
Somerset -4 69 £375 +7.14% 4
Gloucestershire -7 68 £450 +28.57% 14
East of England -6 67 £400 - 20
Glasgow +9 66 £398 -0.62% 5
North East -8 64 £300 +22.44% 1
Cumbria 0 63 £415 -2.81% 12
Tyne and Wear -8 55 £312 +27.14%
Renfrewshire 0 54 £337 +2.10%
Erskine 0 54 £337 +2.10%

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5770 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1252 (21.70%) Windows
3 1126 (19.51%) Microsoft
4 897 (15.55%) ITIL
5 782 (13.55%) SQL
6 758 (13.14%) Oracle
7 687 (11.91%) Linux
8 621 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
9 604 (10.47%) Project Management
10 579 (10.03%) DV Cleared
11 550 (9.53%) MS Excel
12 528 (9.15%) HP
13 522 (9.05%) VMware
14 519 (8.99%) Java
15 514 (8.91%) UNIX
16 505 (8.75%) Finance
17 498 (8.63%) Active Directory
18 490 (8.49%) Cisco
19 424 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
20 419 (7.26%) SQL Server
21 403 (6.98%) .NET
22 387 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
23 378 (6.55%) MS Office
24 373 (6.46%) Service Management
24 373 (6.46%) Migration
25 339 (5.88%) PRINCE2
26 332 (5.75%) Windows 7
27 325 (5.63%) HTML
28 324 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
29 319 (5.53%) Configuration Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 257 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 177 (3.07%) MS Exchange
3 122 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 92 (1.59%) JBoss
5 91 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 81 (1.40%) WebSphere
7 79 (1.37%) IIS
8 59 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 56 (0.97%) Apache
10 50 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
10 50 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 48 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 37 (0.64%) Lync
12 37 (0.64%) CMS
13 34 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 32 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
15 25 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
15 25 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
16 24 (0.42%) Confluence
17 23 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 550 (9.53%) MS Excel
2 378 (6.55%) MS Office
3 203 (3.52%) MS Project
4 98 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 65 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 31 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
8 10 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
9 9 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.16%) SPSS
10 7 (0.12%) Simulink
11 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.087%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.069%) Windchill
13 4 (0.069%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.069%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.052%) PTC Creo
15 2 (0.035%) Stateflow
16 1 (0.017%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 224 (3.88%) Oracle EBS
2 137 (2.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 83 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 73 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
5 36 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
6 32 (0.55%) Summit
7 26 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
8 25 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 23 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
10 18 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
11 17 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
12 15 (0.26%) Primavera
13 13 (0.23%) Teamcenter
13 13 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
13 13 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
14 12 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
14 12 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
14 12 (0.21%) SAP ERP
15 10 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
16 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (1.16%) PaaS
2 36 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (0.43%) Office 365
4 24 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (0.40%) IaaS
6 19 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (0.24%) SaaS
8 13 (0.23%) GitHub
9 11 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.12%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.12%) Google Drive
11 6 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.069%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.069%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.035%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
15 1 (0.017%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 316 (5.48%) Firewall
2 225 (3.90%) LAN
3 223 (3.86%) WAN
4 205 (3.55%) SAN
5 189 (3.28%) DNS
6 159 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 130 (2.25%) VPN
8 113 (1.96%) DHCP
8 113 (1.96%) Internet
9 110 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
10 108 (1.87%) Network Security
11 83 (1.44%) SSL
12 64 (1.11%) LDAP
13 63 (1.09%) IPsec
14 56 (0.97%) MPLS
15 54 (0.94%) OSPF
15 54 (0.94%) HTTP
16 44 (0.76%) NAS
17 39 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
18 37 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 184 (3.19%) Oracle Database
3 133 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
4 98 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 78 (1.35%) MySQL
6 75 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 72 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 69 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 57 (0.99%) MongoDB
10 45 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
11 44 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 43 (0.75%) MS Access
13 39 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (0.68%) Big Data
14 36 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 36 (0.62%) NoSQL
15 31 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 28 (0.49%) RDBMS
16 28 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 137 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 113 (1.96%) Subversion
3 112 (1.94%) Visual Studio
4 100 (1.73%) Maven
5 97 (1.68%) ClearCase
6 95 (1.65%) JIRA
7 91 (1.58%) Git (software)
8 78 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 73 (1.27%) Ant
10 66 (1.14%) Selenium
11 56 (0.97%) JUnit
12 55 (0.95%) Eclipse
13 51 (0.88%) ClearQuest
14 46 (0.80%) LoadRunner
15 45 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
16 44 (0.76%) GoogleTest
16 44 (0.76%) CppUnit
16 44 (0.76%) JMeter
16 44 (0.76%) NUnit
17 43 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 505 (8.75%) Finance
2 233 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 94 (1.63%) Military
4 77 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 47 (0.81%) Marketing
6 38 (0.66%) Law
7 34 (0.59%) Publishing
8 32 (0.55%) Electronics
9 29 (0.50%) Local Government
10 28 (0.49%) Back Office
11 25 (0.43%) Legal
12 22 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 20 (0.35%) Banking
14 17 (0.29%) Retail
14 17 (0.29%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.26%) Billing
16 10 (0.17%) Avionics
17 7 (0.12%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.069%) Advertising
19 2 (0.035%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 813 (14.09%) Developer
2 610 (10.57%) Analyst
3 471 (8.16%) Architect
4 459 (7.95%) Consultant
5 386 (6.69%) Project Manager
6 169 (2.93%) Network Engineer
7 164 (2.84%) Support Engineer
8 157 (2.72%) Java Developer
9 147 (2.55%) Business Analyst
10 128 (2.22%) Test Analyst
11 125 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 121 (2.10%) Administrator
13 119 (2.06%) Software Engineer
13 119 (2.06%) Tester
14 114 (1.98%) Solutions Architect
15 112 (1.94%) Service Manager
16 108 (1.87%) DBA
17 100 (1.73%) .NET Developer
18 87 (1.51%) Technical Architect
19 86 (1.49%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (6.98%) .NET
2 325 (5.63%) HTML
3 266 (4.61%) XML
4 236 (4.09%) ASP.NET
5 184 (3.19%) JSP
6 171 (2.96%) CSS
7 167 (2.89%) Web Services
8 114 (1.98%) J2EE
9 95 (1.65%) Middleware
10 92 (1.59%) Spring
11 89 (1.54%) HTML5
12 78 (1.35%) jQuery
12 78 (1.35%) .NET Framework
13 72 (1.25%) SOAP
14 65 (1.13%) Hibernate
15 60 (1.04%) Ajax
16 59 (1.02%) CSS3
17 52 (0.90%) WCF
18 44 (0.76%) Application Packaging
19 41 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 424 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 124 (2.15%) Open Source
4 104 (1.80%) PKI
5 81 (1.40%) Clustering
6 71 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 61 (1.06%) User Experience
8 54 (0.94%) CESG
8 54 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 49 (0.85%) Economics
10 42 (0.73%) Replication
11 34 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 33 (0.57%) PDA
12 33 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (0.54%) Visualisation
13 31 (0.54%) Smart Meter
14 29 (0.50%) Cryptography
15 27 (0.47%) CESG CLAS
15 27 (0.47%) RMADS
16 25 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1252 (21.70%) Windows
2 687 (11.91%) Linux
3 514 (8.91%) UNIX
4 387 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 332 (5.75%) Windows 7
6 254 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 168 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 156 (2.70%) Windows XP
9 142 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 141 (2.44%) Solaris
11 61 (1.06%) Ubuntu
12 55 (0.95%) CentOS
13 51 (0.88%) AIX
14 50 (0.87%) Windows 8
15 25 (0.43%) HPUX
15 25 (0.43%) VMS
16 24 (0.42%) Android
17 21 (0.36%) Windows Vista
18 19 (0.33%) Windows 2000
19 18 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 897 (15.55%) ITIL
2 621 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
3 604 (10.47%) Project Management
4 373 (6.46%) Service Management
4 373 (6.46%) Migration
5 339 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 319 (5.53%) Configuration Management
7 258 (4.47%) Change Management
8 246 (4.26%) Service Delivery
9 229 (3.97%) Scrum
10 227 (3.93%) Test Scripting
11 226 (3.92%) CRM
12 218 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
13 214 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 193 (3.34%) Incident Management
15 191 (3.31%) Software Engineering
16 188 (3.26%) Risk Management
17 171 (2.96%) UML
18 159 (2.76%) SOA
19 157 (2.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 782 (13.55%) SQL
2 519 (8.99%) Java
3 309 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 272 (4.71%) C#
5 259 (4.49%) C
6 224 (3.88%) PL/SQL
7 200 (3.47%) C++
8 197 (3.41%) PowerShell
9 144 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 141 (2.44%) Python
11 90 (1.56%) VB
12 83 (1.44%) Perl
13 78 (1.35%) VBA
14 73 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 70 (1.21%) VBScript
15 70 (1.21%) Ruby
16 51 (0.88%) PHP
17 41 (0.71%) VB.NET
18 30 (0.52%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.19%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5770 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 579 (10.03%) DV Cleared
3 242 (4.19%) Degree
3 242 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
4 241 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 196 (3.40%) ISTQB
6 139 (2.41%) ISEB
7 128 (2.22%) CCNP
8 119 (2.06%) CCNA
9 117 (2.03%) CISSP
10 112 (1.94%) MCITP
11 107 (1.85%) MCSE
12 99 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 80 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 76 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
15 72 (1.25%) MCSA
15 72 (1.25%) MCP
16 65 (1.13%) PMI Certification
17 57 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 54 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (3.26%) SLA
2 106 (1.84%) QA
3 86 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 43 (0.75%) JSP 440
6 30 (0.52%) ISO 14001
7 26 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.23%) COBIT
8 13 (0.23%) ISO 9000
9 10 (0.17%) DO-178B
10 8 (0.14%) DO-254
11 7 (0.12%) BS15000
12 6 (0.10%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.087%) P3O
14 4 (0.069%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.069%) BS7799
15 3 (0.052%) TickIT
15 3 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.035%) ARP4754
16 2 (0.035%) ARP4761
System Software
1 498 (8.63%) Active Directory
2 324 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 100 (1.73%) vSphere
5 66 (1.14%) VMware ESX
6 65 (1.13%) XenApp
7 48 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 40 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
9 38 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.36%) Samba
12 19 (0.33%) Firmware
13 14 (0.24%) XenServer
13 14 (0.24%) Sendmail
14 13 (0.23%) Terminal Services
15 11 (0.19%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.19%) vCloud
16 10 (0.17%) NFS
17 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 147 (2.55%) SCCM
2 131 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
3 101 (1.75%) Puppet
4 94 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 62 (1.07%) SCOM
6 55 (0.95%) Ansible
7 41 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (0.66%) OVSD
9 37 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
10 35 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 35 (0.61%) Tivoli
11 34 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
12 33 (0.57%) OpenView
13 30 (0.52%) WSUS
14 29 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 29 (0.50%) Netcool
15 22 (0.38%) Backup Exec
16 19 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
17 17 (0.29%) WMI
18 16 (0.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1126 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 758 (13.14%) Oracle
3 528 (9.15%) HP
4 522 (9.05%) VMware
5 490 (8.49%) Cisco
6 286 (4.96%) Citrix
7 167 (2.89%) Juniper
8 154 (2.67%) Red Hat
9 145 (2.51%) CheckPoint
10 134 (2.32%) McAfee
11 117 (2.03%) SAP
12 106 (1.84%) F5
13 102 (1.77%) IBM
14 92 (1.59%) NetApp
15 73 (1.27%) Remedy
16 68 (1.18%) EMC
17 52 (0.90%) BMC
18 51 (0.88%) CA
19 49 (0.85%) Tableau
20 48 (0.83%) Informatica
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