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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 32 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2991 1669 2059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.19% 3.16% 3.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.94% 18.32% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 861 1021
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £229 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 93 162
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £47.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%

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
11103 9108 10182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.28% 17.26% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6182 5090 5263
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 432 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
England +25 2547 £389 +3.66% 333
South East +12 813 £375 +2.73% 129
London +91 569 £440 -2.22% 54
South West +2 488 £380 +3.55% 73
Hampshire +5 432 £348 -0.57% 51
Scotland +30 265 £347 -4.07% 8
North West +7 189 £400 +11.11% 23
Berkshire -5 168 £400 +1.58% 31
West Midlands +24 134 £325 -21.21% 12
Wales +7 128 £383 +3.09% 12
East of England +42 127 £381 +27.61% 17
Buckinghamshire +30 122 £350 +34.61% 5
City of London +17 120 £450 +2.27% 16
Renfrewshire +1 111 £347 -2.25% 4
Gosport -1 108 £450 +3.44% 11
Somerset +6 107 £400 +21.21% 15
Milton Keynes +27 105 £350 +40.00% 4
Wiltshire -3 101 £375 +8.45% 14
Hook 0 98 £310 -11.42% 3
Devon +1 95 £390 -0.31% 4
East Midlands +29 94 £345 -0.71% 6
Reading +13 82 £488 +18.18% 26
Glasgow +18 77 £375 +9.09% 1
Exeter 0 76 £376 -16.38% 2
Yorkshire +34 74 £310 +77.14% 11
Bristol -7 73 £363 -1.21% 16
Hertfordshire +24 72 £425 +183.33% 9
Taunton +3 71 £400 +28.00%
Lancashire +7 68 £350 +48.93% 4
South Wales +5 67 £385 +3.77% 11

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5937 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1262 (21.26%) Windows
3 1243 (20.94%) Microsoft
4 857 (14.43%) Oracle
5 759 (12.78%) SQL
6 749 (12.62%) ITIL
7 716 (12.06%) HP
8 586 (9.87%) Project Management
9 570 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
10 542 (9.13%) MS Excel
11 512 (8.62%) Active Directory
12 503 (8.47%) .NET
13 480 (8.08%) DV Cleared
14 462 (7.78%) Finance
15 441 (7.43%) Linux
16 424 (7.14%) Java
17 411 (6.92%) PRINCE2
18 406 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
19 405 (6.82%) UNIX
20 394 (6.64%) Cisco
21 393 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
22 390 (6.57%) SQL Server
23 389 (6.55%) VMware
24 386 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
25 384 (6.47%) C#
26 375 (6.32%) ISTQB
27 373 (6.28%) SharePoint
28 366 (6.16%) MS Office
29 355 (5.98%) Service Management
30 350 (5.90%) Citrix

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 373 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 217 (3.66%) MS Exchange
3 89 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 74 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
5 71 (1.20%) Apache
6 70 (1.18%) WebLogic
7 67 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 66 (1.11%) IIS
9 61 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
10 58 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 54 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
12 50 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 47 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
14 42 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 41 (0.69%) Confluence
16 32 (0.54%) Lync
17 27 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 26 (0.44%) MS Project Server
19 25 (0.42%) FileNet
20 24 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 542 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 366 (6.16%) MS Office
3 275 (4.63%) MS Project
4 71 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 60 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 26 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 22 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 8 (0.13%) Simulink
11 6 (0.10%) PaintShop Pro
11 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.051%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.051%) SPSS
14 2 (0.034%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.034%) Mathematica
14 2 (0.034%) Windchill
15 1 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 237 (3.99%) Oracle EBS
2 104 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 80 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 65 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
5 45 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
6 43 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
7 41 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
8 39 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
8 39 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 32 (0.54%) TRIRIGA
10 31 (0.52%) Summit
11 28 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
12 22 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
13 20 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
13 20 (0.34%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 18 (0.30%) assyst
15 17 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
16 16 (0.27%) ResourceLink
17 14 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
18 12 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (0.45%) SaaS
3 21 (0.35%) IaaS
4 16 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
5 15 (0.25%) PaaS
6 11 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.12%) Office 365
8 2 (0.034%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.017%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.017%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.017%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 318 (5.36%) Firewall
2 272 (4.58%) SAN
3 255 (4.30%) LAN
4 248 (4.18%) DNS
5 214 (3.60%) WAN
6 212 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 171 (2.88%) DHCP
8 128 (2.16%) Network Security
9 105 (1.77%) VPN
10 94 (1.58%) LDAP
11 89 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
12 74 (1.25%) SSL
13 73 (1.23%) MPLS
14 71 (1.20%) Internet
15 61 (1.03%) OSPF
16 58 (0.98%) NAS
17 52 (0.88%) VLAN
18 51 (0.86%) IPsec
19 50 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
20 47 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 203 (3.42%) Oracle Database
3 146 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
4 109 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 90 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 90 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 70 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 69 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
8 68 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 61 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
10 60 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 54 (0.91%) Relational Database
12 52 (0.88%) MySQL
13 51 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 39 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
15 33 (0.56%) MongoDB
15 33 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
16 32 (0.54%) DB2
17 29 (0.49%) NoSQL
18 27 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 113 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 109 (1.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 92 (1.55%) Selenium
4 85 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 83 (1.40%) Subversion
6 80 (1.35%) JIRA
7 70 (1.18%) Maven
8 67 (1.13%) JUnit
9 64 (1.08%) MSI
10 63 (1.06%) Visual Studio
11 61 (1.03%) LoadRunner
12 51 (0.86%) JMeter
13 48 (0.81%) WebDriver
14 44 (0.74%) Git (software)
15 37 (0.62%) Ant
15 37 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
16 35 (0.59%) Eclipse
17 26 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
18 24 (0.40%) Bugzilla
18 24 (0.40%) Hudson
General
1 462 (7.78%) Finance
2 250 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 131 (2.21%) Military
4 83 (1.40%) Back Office
5 50 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 45 (0.76%) Legal
7 29 (0.49%) Publishing
8 28 (0.47%) Local Government
9 26 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 25 (0.42%) Marketing
11 23 (0.39%) General Ledger
11 23 (0.39%) Law
12 19 (0.32%) Front Office
13 18 (0.30%) Billing
13 18 (0.30%) Avionics
14 16 (0.27%) Banking
15 12 (0.20%) Electronics
16 10 (0.17%) Automotive
16 10 (0.17%) Retail
17 5 (0.084%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 682 (11.49%) Analyst
2 680 (11.45%) Developer
3 466 (7.85%) Consultant
4 436 (7.34%) Architect
5 401 (6.75%) Project Manager
6 209 (3.52%) Support Engineer
7 191 (3.22%) Test Analyst
8 156 (2.63%) Network Engineer
9 146 (2.46%) Desktop Support
9 146 (2.46%) Tester
10 142 (2.39%) Java Developer
11 139 (2.34%) Administrator
12 126 (2.12%) Desktop Engineer
13 125 (2.11%) Test Manager
14 114 (1.92%) Business Analyst
15 112 (1.89%) DBA
16 106 (1.79%) Support Analyst
17 102 (1.72%) Designer
18 100 (1.68%) Technical Architect
19 98 (1.65%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (8.47%) .NET
2 313 (5.27%) HTML
3 296 (4.99%) ASP.NET
4 250 (4.21%) JSP
5 222 (3.74%) XML
6 193 (3.25%) Web Services
7 109 (1.84%) CSS
8 96 (1.62%) Spring
9 87 (1.47%) Middleware
9 87 (1.47%) .NET Framework
10 69 (1.16%) J2EE
11 60 (1.01%) XSLT
12 53 (0.89%) REST
13 51 (0.86%) Hibernate
14 49 (0.83%) HTML5
14 49 (0.83%) SOAP
15 46 (0.77%) Application Packaging
15 46 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 40 (0.67%) jQuery
17 38 (0.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 393 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 159 (2.68%) Open Source
4 117 (1.97%) Clustering
5 115 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 93 (1.57%) CESG
7 80 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 71 (1.20%) Replication
9 70 (1.18%) CMDB
10 67 (1.13%) RMADS
11 59 (0.99%) PKI
12 54 (0.91%) CESG CLAS
13 44 (0.74%) Economics
14 43 (0.72%) User Experience
15 41 (0.69%) Statistics
16 38 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
17 35 (0.59%) GIS
18 34 (0.57%) Client/Server
19 29 (0.49%) Fat Client
19 29 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1262 (21.26%) Windows
2 441 (7.43%) Linux
3 406 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 405 (6.82%) UNIX
5 386 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 316 (5.32%) Windows 7
7 248 (4.18%) Windows XP
8 88 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 86 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 86 (1.45%) Solaris
10 64 (1.08%) Windows Vista
11 60 (1.01%) CentOS
12 59 (0.99%) Windows 2000
13 34 (0.57%) AIX
14 33 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 28 (0.47%) Ubuntu
16 25 (0.42%) Android
17 21 (0.35%) HPUX
18 15 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 749 (12.62%) ITIL
2 586 (9.87%) Project Management
3 570 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
4 411 (6.92%) PRINCE2
5 355 (5.98%) Service Management
6 308 (5.19%) Migration
7 284 (4.78%) Scrum
8 274 (4.62%) Configuration Management
9 273 (4.60%) CRM
10 271 (4.56%) Service Delivery
11 257 (4.33%) Test Scripting
12 244 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 207 (3.49%) Risk Management
14 186 (3.13%) Change Management
14 186 (3.13%) Workflow
15 138 (2.32%) Problem Management
15 138 (2.32%) Software Testing
16 135 (2.27%) Software Engineering
17 134 (2.26%) TDD
18 132 (2.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 759 (12.78%) SQL
2 424 (7.14%) Java
3 384 (6.47%) C#
4 338 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 199 (3.35%) C
6 163 (2.75%) VB
7 152 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 133 (2.24%) PL/SQL
9 87 (1.47%) VBScript
10 85 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 75 (1.26%) Perl
12 74 (1.25%) PHP
12 74 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 73 (1.23%) C++
13 73 (1.23%) VBA
14 66 (1.11%) Python
15 54 (0.91%) Ruby
16 38 (0.64%) VB.NET
17 30 (0.51%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.39%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5937 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 480 (8.08%) DV Cleared
3 375 (6.32%) ISTQB
4 246 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
5 202 (3.40%) Degree
6 193 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 192 (3.23%) ISEB
8 157 (2.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 155 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 147 (2.48%) CCNP
11 123 (2.07%) CCNA
12 106 (1.79%) MCP
13 93 (1.57%) MCSE
14 82 (1.38%) CISSP
15 73 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
16 72 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
17 70 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 66 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 61 (1.03%) MCITP
20 47 (0.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (4.87%) SLA
2 184 (3.10%) QA
3 71 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 63 (1.06%) JSP 440
5 47 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 32 (0.54%) ISO 14001
7 24 (0.40%) DO-178B
8 20 (0.34%) COBIT
9 18 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.25%) BS15000
11 13 (0.22%) P3O
12 12 (0.20%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.13%) BS7799
14 6 (0.10%) GPG13
15 3 (0.051%) DO-254
16 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 2 (0.034%) BS25999
16 2 (0.034%) WCAG
17 1 (0.017%) GxP
System Software
1 512 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 231 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 84 (1.41%) vSphere
5 80 (1.35%) XenApp
6 76 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 65 (1.09%) VMware ESX
8 42 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (0.71%) XenDesktop
9 35 (0.59%) NFS
10 31 (0.52%) XenServer
11 29 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 27 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
13 26 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
14 25 (0.42%) Terminal Services
15 22 (0.37%) ISA Server
15 22 (0.37%) Nmap
16 19 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 18 (0.30%) vCloud
18 11 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 209 (3.52%) SCCM
2 164 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
3 105 (1.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 62 (1.04%) Puppet
5 55 (0.93%) SCOM
6 43 (0.72%) Tivoli
7 40 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 40 (0.67%) OpenView
8 34 (0.57%) NetBackup
9 33 (0.56%) Backup Exec
9 33 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 29 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
11 28 (0.47%) WSUS
11 28 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
11 28 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 26 (0.44%) Netcool
14 25 (0.42%) Nessus
14 25 (0.42%) OVSD
14 25 (0.42%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1243 (20.94%) Microsoft
2 857 (14.43%) Oracle
3 716 (12.06%) HP
4 394 (6.64%) Cisco
5 389 (6.55%) VMware
6 350 (5.90%) Citrix
7 143 (2.41%) Juniper
8 141 (2.37%) IBM
9 134 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 126 (2.12%) SAP
11 118 (1.99%) CheckPoint
12 99 (1.67%) McAfee
13 78 (1.31%) CA
14 76 (1.28%) Remedy
15 74 (1.25%) EMC
16 68 (1.15%) F5
16 68 (1.15%) Symantec
17 61 (1.03%) Dell
18 57 (0.96%) Brocade
19 56 (0.94%) BMC
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