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 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 33 31 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2675 2906 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.85% 5.51% 4.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.39% 28.35% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1532 1512 1009
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 158 90
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.70 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -13.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £15.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.18 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+51.25% -6.97%

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
10534 10252 8455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.09% 19.44% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6025 5984 4533
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 525 461
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 May 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 May 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 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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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 -8 2322 £400 +7.33% 227
South East 0 899 £375 +7.14% 88
London +14 528 £413 -4.06% 49
Hampshire 0 434 £357 +5.93% 35
South West -1 307 £389 +15.18% 31
North West -9 188 £415 +12.16% 25
Wales +4 177 £400 - 6
Surrey +33 138 £425 +13.33% 15
Scotland -18 130 £343 +4.26% 8
Berkshire -15 129 £353 -6.00% 17
Buckinghamshire -7 108 £363 +11.53% 5
South Wales +1 107 £394 -1.56% 6
Hook 0 106 £362 +11.03% 2
East Midlands +9 93 £425 -3.40% 5
City of London -31 92 £420 -1.17% 15
Wiltshire +4 89 £358 +6.71% 10
East of England +10 84 £400 - 17
Reading -10 84 £350 -6.66% 11
West Midlands -25 83 £408 +13.19% 11
Milton Keynes -8 77 £330 +1.53% 5
Newport +2 76 £400 -10.61% 2
Somerset -4 69 £374 +14.12% 2
Bristol +18 68 £468 +24.66% 8
Lancashire -2 67 £405 +52.83% 8
North East -8 65 £300 +11.62%
Renfrewshire 0 61 £343 +3.94%
Erskine 0 61 £343 +3.78%
Leatherhead 0 60 £450 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire -19 53 £361 +16.53%
Cumbria 0 52 £400 - 10

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 5524 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1223 (22.14%) Windows
3 1070 (19.37%) Microsoft
4 799 (14.46%) ITIL
5 769 (13.92%) SQL
6 686 (12.42%) Oracle
7 682 (12.35%) Linux
8 630 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
9 591 (10.70%) Project Management
10 553 (10.01%) Java
11 528 (9.56%) DV Cleared
12 507 (9.18%) Active Directory
13 506 (9.16%) Finance
14 494 (8.94%) VMware
15 492 (8.91%) MS Excel
16 490 (8.87%) HP
17 473 (8.56%) Cisco
18 465 (8.42%) UNIX
19 454 (8.22%) SQL Server
20 411 (7.44%) Migration
21 398 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
22 381 (6.90%) .NET
23 363 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
24 354 (6.41%) HTML
25 345 (6.25%) Service Management
26 333 (6.03%) MS Office
27 323 (5.85%) PRINCE2
28 311 (5.63%) Firewall
29 301 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
30 299 (5.41%) JavaScript

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 290 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 161 (2.91%) MS Exchange
3 115 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 99 (1.79%) JBoss
5 95 (1.72%) IIS
6 88 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 79 (1.43%) Apache
8 72 (1.30%) WebSphere
9 53 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 50 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 47 (0.85%) Lync
12 46 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
13 41 (0.74%) CMS
14 39 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
15 38 (0.69%) Confluence
16 37 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
17 34 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
18 30 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
19 29 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
20 25 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 492 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 333 (6.03%) MS Office
3 171 (3.10%) MS Project
4 107 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 66 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 26 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.22%) Fireworks
8 12 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
9 10 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
10 7 (0.13%) Simulink
11 5 (0.091%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.072%) Windchill
12 4 (0.072%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.072%) SPSS
13 2 (0.036%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.036%) PTC Creo
14 1 (0.018%) Revit
Business Applications
1 172 (3.11%) Oracle EBS
2 118 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 99 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 59 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
5 35 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
6 22 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
7 21 (0.38%) Primavera
8 20 (0.36%) Summit
9 17 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
10 14 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 14 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
11 13 (0.24%) Teamcenter
11 13 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
12 12 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
13 11 (0.20%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
15 8 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 49 (0.89%) Office 365
2 47 (0.85%) PaaS
3 32 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (0.38%) GitHub
7 19 (0.34%) IaaS
8 12 (0.22%) SaaS
8 12 (0.22%) Google Apps
9 10 (0.18%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.14%) Google App Engine
10 8 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.091%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.072%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.036%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.018%) Boomi
15 1 (0.018%) HP Helion
15 1 (0.018%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 311 (5.63%) Firewall
2 229 (4.15%) LAN
3 228 (4.13%) WAN
4 186 (3.37%) SAN
5 176 (3.19%) DNS
6 146 (2.64%) TCP/IP
7 123 (2.23%) VPN
8 116 (2.10%) DHCP
9 113 (2.05%) Internet
10 105 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
11 98 (1.77%) Network Security
12 71 (1.29%) SSL
13 67 (1.21%) MPLS
14 62 (1.12%) LDAP
15 61 (1.10%) IPsec
16 55 (1.00%) OSPF
17 53 (0.96%) HTTP
18 40 (0.72%) BGP
19 37 (0.67%) Intranet
19 37 (0.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 164 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 117 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 106 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 90 (1.63%) MySQL
6 84 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 70 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 68 (1.23%) Relational Database
9 65 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 61 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 46 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 45 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 40 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
15 39 (0.71%) NoSQL
16 34 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 33 (0.60%) MS Access
18 31 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 30 (0.54%) OLAP
20 29 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 128 (2.32%) Jenkins
2 105 (1.90%) Subversion
3 103 (1.86%) Visual Studio
4 101 (1.83%) JIRA
5 95 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 87 (1.57%) Git (software)
7 82 (1.48%) Maven
8 78 (1.41%) ClearCase
9 70 (1.27%) Selenium
10 68 (1.23%) Ant
11 59 (1.07%) JUnit
11 59 (1.07%) Eclipse
12 52 (0.94%) MSI
13 43 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
14 42 (0.76%) JMeter
15 37 (0.67%) ClearQuest
15 37 (0.67%) LoadRunner
15 37 (0.67%) Cucumber
16 36 (0.65%) NUnit
16 36 (0.65%) GoogleTest
General
1 506 (9.16%) Finance
2 202 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 100 (1.81%) Military
4 82 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 46 (0.83%) Legal
6 43 (0.78%) Marketing
6 43 (0.78%) Law
7 29 (0.52%) Publishing
8 25 (0.45%) Local Government
9 23 (0.42%) Back Office
9 23 (0.42%) Electronics
10 21 (0.38%) Banking
11 18 (0.33%) Retail
12 16 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 15 (0.27%) Billing
14 11 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.16%) Avionics
16 6 (0.11%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.072%) Advertising
18 3 (0.054%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 835 (15.12%) Developer
2 563 (10.19%) Analyst
3 440 (7.97%) Architect
4 414 (7.49%) Consultant
5 388 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 184 (3.33%) Java Developer
7 171 (3.10%) Network Engineer
8 152 (2.75%) Support Engineer
9 139 (2.52%) Software Engineer
10 135 (2.44%) Business Analyst
11 121 (2.19%) Test Analyst
12 115 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 110 (1.99%) Administrator
14 105 (1.90%) DBA
15 103 (1.86%) Service Manager
16 101 (1.83%) Tester
17 98 (1.77%) .NET Developer
18 97 (1.76%) Technical Architect
18 97 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
19 94 (1.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (6.90%) .NET
2 354 (6.41%) HTML
3 295 (5.34%) XML
4 197 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 184 (3.33%) Web Services
6 178 (3.22%) CSS
7 164 (2.97%) JSP
8 122 (2.21%) J2EE
9 117 (2.12%) HTML5
10 105 (1.90%) Spring
11 90 (1.63%) Middleware
12 89 (1.61%) .NET Framework
13 87 (1.57%) SOAP
14 76 (1.38%) CSS3
15 72 (1.30%) jQuery
16 68 (1.23%) Ajax
17 67 (1.21%) Hibernate
18 54 (0.98%) Application Packaging
19 52 (0.94%) WCF
20 48 (0.87%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 398 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 274 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 230 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 92 (1.67%) PKI
5 75 (1.36%) User Experience
6 69 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 68 (1.23%) Clustering
8 51 (0.92%) Economics
9 50 (0.91%) CESG
10 46 (0.83%) Blackberry
11 40 (0.72%) Visualisation
12 35 (0.63%) RMADS
13 33 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 33 (0.60%) Replication
14 32 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
15 31 (0.56%) Cryptography
16 27 (0.49%) PDA
17 26 (0.47%) Statistics
18 25 (0.45%) CESG CLAS
18 25 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1223 (22.14%) Windows
2 682 (12.35%) Linux
3 465 (8.42%) UNIX
4 363 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 285 (5.16%) Windows 7
6 245 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 185 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 137 (2.48%) Windows XP
9 130 (2.35%) Solaris
10 125 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 50 (0.91%) CentOS
11 50 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 43 (0.78%) AIX
13 36 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 23 (0.42%) Android
15 21 (0.38%) HPUX
15 21 (0.38%) VMS
16 18 (0.33%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.20%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (14.46%) ITIL
2 630 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
3 591 (10.70%) Project Management
4 411 (7.44%) Migration
5 345 (6.25%) Service Management
6 323 (5.85%) PRINCE2
7 289 (5.23%) Configuration Management
8 241 (4.36%) Scrum
9 237 (4.29%) Change Management
10 231 (4.18%) Service Delivery
11 221 (4.00%) CRM
12 212 (3.84%) Software Engineering
13 206 (3.73%) Test Scripting
14 204 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 198 (3.58%) Incident Management
16 185 (3.35%) Risk Management
16 185 (3.35%) UML
17 181 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
18 169 (3.06%) Unit Testing
19 155 (2.81%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 769 (13.92%) SQL
2 553 (10.01%) Java
3 299 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 256 (4.63%) C#
5 237 (4.29%) C
6 206 (3.73%) PL/SQL
7 204 (3.69%) PowerShell
8 178 (3.22%) C++
9 144 (2.61%) Python
10 121 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 85 (1.54%) Perl
12 75 (1.36%) VB
13 68 (1.23%) VBScript
14 66 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 64 (1.16%) VBA
16 55 (1.00%) Ruby
17 39 (0.71%) PHP
18 37 (0.67%) VB.NET
19 26 (0.47%) T-SQL
20 15 (0.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5524 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 528 (9.56%) DV Cleared
3 237 (4.29%) Degree
4 228 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
5 222 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 156 (2.82%) ISTQB
7 138 (2.50%) ISEB
8 128 (2.32%) CCNP
9 110 (1.99%) CCNA
10 107 (1.94%) CISSP
10 107 (1.94%) MCITP
11 79 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 78 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 78 (1.41%) MCSE
13 71 (1.29%) MCSA
13 71 (1.29%) PMI Certification
14 65 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 62 (1.12%) PMP
15 62 (1.12%) MCP
16 53 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (3.55%) SLA
2 114 (2.06%) QA
3 105 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (0.69%) JSP 440
5 36 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 20 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.33%) ISO 14001
8 13 (0.24%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.22%) DO-178B
10 10 (0.18%) COBIT
11 8 (0.14%) DO-254
12 7 (0.13%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.091%) ARP4754
13 5 (0.091%) ARP4761
13 5 (0.091%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.091%) BS15000
14 4 (0.072%) TickIT
14 4 (0.072%) P3O
15 3 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 507 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 301 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 89 (1.61%) vSphere
5 70 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 65 (1.18%) VMware ESX
7 56 (1.01%) XenApp
8 38 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (0.43%) Samba
11 22 (0.40%) XenDesktop
12 18 (0.33%) vCloud
13 17 (0.31%) Firmware
14 13 (0.24%) Terminal Services
15 11 (0.20%) XenServer
16 10 (0.18%) NFS
17 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.16%) Sendmail
18 8 (0.14%) VMware Server
18 8 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 133 (2.41%) SCCM
2 120 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
3 90 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 89 (1.61%) Puppet
5 63 (1.14%) SCOM
6 45 (0.81%) OVSD
7 44 (0.80%) OpenView
8 35 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
9 33 (0.60%) Ansible
10 32 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
10 32 (0.58%) WSUS
11 31 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
12 28 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 25 (0.45%) Tivoli
14 22 (0.40%) Backup Exec
15 19 (0.34%) WMI
15 19 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 18 (0.33%) Netcool
16 18 (0.33%) NetBackup
17 17 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1070 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 686 (12.42%) Oracle
3 494 (8.94%) VMware
4 490 (8.87%) HP
5 473 (8.56%) Cisco
6 254 (4.60%) Citrix
7 172 (3.11%) Juniper
8 148 (2.68%) CheckPoint
9 144 (2.61%) SAP
10 138 (2.50%) Red Hat
11 128 (2.32%) McAfee
12 101 (1.83%) F5
13 97 (1.76%) IBM
14 86 (1.56%) NetApp
15 65 (1.18%) Remedy
16 57 (1.03%) Symantec
17 55 (1.00%) Greenplum
18 54 (0.98%) EMC
18 54 (0.98%) Informatica
19 51 (0.92%) BMC
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