The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 30 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3089 1725 2155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.48% 3.61% 3.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.06% 19.82% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1555 837 1105
Average daily rate £374 £370 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £258 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £354 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.12% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 99 135
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.13 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +24.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £48.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +25.00%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11009 8703 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.54% 18.21% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6226 4603 5411
Average daily rate £375 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 484 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%

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 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +21 2725 £375 - 254
South East +4 938 £350 - 86
London +20 611 £425 +4.93% 67
South West +5 484 £360 +2.85% 52
Hampshire +6 455 £333 -6.00% 33
Berkshire +8 253 £375 -1.63% 21
North West +20 234 £378 -11.68% 12
Scotland +18 204 £335 -6.94% 2
Somerset +21 171 £350 +16.66% 11
City of London -26 152 £425 - 21
North East +23 134 £245 -47.63% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 128 £320 -1.53% 7
Reading +18 127 £375 -16.66% 14
Tyne and Wear +24 124 £245 -5.76% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +20 123 £245 -5.76% 2
Taunton +12 123 £375 +36.36% 8
West Midlands +35 122 £250 -24.24% 8
Milton Keynes -6 114 £320 -0.77% 4
East of England +29 94 £400 +12.28% 14
Wiltshire -1 92 £330 -5.71% 13
Cheshire +13 88 £468 +16.87% 4
Wales -2 83 £375 - 5
Lancashire +14 79 £265 -36.90% 3
Bracknell 0 77 £340 +4.21% 2
Gloucestershire +23 74 £350 +6.06% 10
Renfrewshire +1 73 £330 -7.36% 1
Erskine 0 71 £330 -7.69% 1
Surrey -1 68 £375 -1.31% 17
Gosport 0 66 £368 +3.95% 6
South Wales +4 65 £375 -3.22% 5

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5257 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1265 (24.06%) Windows
3 1003 (19.08%) Microsoft
4 663 (12.61%) Oracle
5 614 (11.68%) ITIL
6 582 (11.07%) SQL
7 496 (9.44%) Active Directory
8 491 (9.34%) Project Management
9 481 (9.15%) HP
10 444 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 427 (8.12%) Finance
12 425 (8.08%) SQL Server
13 417 (7.93%) MS Excel
13 417 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 411 (7.82%) SharePoint
15 404 (7.68%) VMware
16 380 (7.23%) Windows 7
17 373 (7.10%) .NET
18 372 (7.08%) DV Cleared
19 361 (6.87%) UNIX
19 361 (6.87%) Cisco
20 355 (6.75%) Linux
21 346 (6.58%) PRINCE2
22 343 (6.52%) Windows XP
23 327 (6.22%) Migration
24 319 (6.07%) MS Office
25 317 (6.03%) Telecoms
26 306 (5.82%) Citrix
27 295 (5.61%) Java
28 275 (5.23%) Test Scripting

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 411 (7.82%) SharePoint
2 197 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 133 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
4 101 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 90 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 84 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 77 (1.46%) IIS
8 67 (1.27%) Apache
9 64 (1.22%) WebLogic
10 58 (1.10%) Lync
11 57 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 52 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 44 (0.84%) MS Project Server
13 44 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
14 41 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
15 36 (0.68%) Tomcat
16 33 (0.63%) Confluence
17 28 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
18 25 (0.48%) CMS
19 22 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 417 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 319 (6.07%) MS Office
3 204 (3.88%) MS Project
4 80 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 72 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.36%) PaintShop Pro
8 15 (0.29%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
9 12 (0.23%) Fireworks
10 9 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.15%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.076%) Simulink
13 4 (0.076%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.019%) Stateflow
14 1 (0.019%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.019%) SPSS
14 1 (0.019%) Windchill
14 1 (0.019%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 142 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 77 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 54 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 44 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
5 32 (0.61%) Summit
6 29 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
7 25 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
8 22 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
9 18 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
9 18 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 17 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
11 15 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
12 12 (0.23%) SAP SRM
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
14 9 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
14 9 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
15 8 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 8 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
16 7 (0.13%) TRIRIGA
16 7 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 31 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (0.42%) IaaS
3 18 (0.34%) PaaS
4 17 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (0.32%) SaaS
5 5 (0.095%) Office 365
6 1 (0.019%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.019%) Trello
6 1 (0.019%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 240 (4.57%) LAN
2 228 (4.34%) Firewall
3 210 (3.99%) WAN
4 188 (3.58%) DNS
5 176 (3.35%) SAN
6 155 (2.95%) DHCP
7 125 (2.38%) TCP/IP
8 78 (1.48%) VPN
8 78 (1.48%) Network Security
9 76 (1.45%) Internet
10 56 (1.07%) NAS
11 45 (0.86%) MPLS
12 44 (0.84%) Wireless
13 43 (0.82%) VoIP
14 40 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
15 36 (0.68%) Intranet
16 31 (0.59%) LDAP
17 30 (0.57%) HTTPS
17 30 (0.57%) SSL
17 30 (0.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 239 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 120 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 117 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 109 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
6 107 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 83 (1.58%) Relational Database
8 79 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
9 78 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 75 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 68 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
12 53 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 50 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
14 47 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
15 42 (0.80%) MySQL
16 40 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
17 37 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 29 (0.55%) NoSQL
19 26 (0.49%) OLAP
19 26 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 78 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 72 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 64 (1.22%) Selenium
4 49 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (0.93%) LoadRunner
5 48 (0.91%) Subversion
5 48 (0.91%) JIRA
6 47 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
6 47 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 43 (0.82%) Maven
8 41 (0.78%) Jenkins
9 40 (0.76%) MSI
10 39 (0.74%) ClearCase
11 29 (0.55%) SoapUI
12 26 (0.49%) Eclipse
13 25 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
13 25 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 24 (0.46%) Toad
14 24 (0.46%) JDeveloper
15 23 (0.44%) TestDirector
General
1 427 (8.12%) Finance
2 317 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 110 (2.09%) Military
4 56 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 49 (0.93%) Back Office
6 31 (0.59%) Legal
7 28 (0.53%) Publishing
8 22 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 18 (0.34%) Electronics
10 15 (0.29%) Front Office
11 14 (0.27%) Marketing
12 12 (0.23%) Avionics
13 11 (0.21%) Banking
14 10 (0.19%) Retail
15 9 (0.17%) Billing
16 8 (0.15%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.13%) Local Government
18 6 (0.11%) Law
19 4 (0.076%) Games
19 4 (0.076%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 609 (11.58%) Analyst
2 576 (10.96%) Developer
3 464 (8.83%) Consultant
4 375 (7.13%) Architect
5 372 (7.08%) Project Manager
6 198 (3.77%) Test Analyst
7 182 (3.46%) Support Engineer
8 152 (2.89%) Network Engineer
9 147 (2.80%) Tester
10 138 (2.63%) Business Analyst
11 121 (2.30%) Wintel Engineer
12 117 (2.23%) DBA
13 115 (2.19%) Administrator
14 97 (1.85%) Desktop Engineer
15 95 (1.81%) Desktop Support
16 87 (1.65%) 2nd Line Support
17 85 (1.62%) Test Manager
18 84 (1.60%) Java Developer
19 81 (1.54%) SharePoint Developer
20 78 (1.48%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (7.10%) .NET
2 215 (4.09%) XML
3 202 (3.84%) HTML
4 179 (3.40%) ASP.NET
5 148 (2.82%) JSP
6 140 (2.66%) Web Services
7 125 (2.38%) CSS
8 103 (1.96%) Middleware
9 69 (1.31%) .NET Framework
10 51 (0.97%) SOAP
11 46 (0.88%) J2EE
12 44 (0.84%) Ajax
13 43 (0.82%) jQuery
14 41 (0.78%) Spring
14 41 (0.78%) XSLT
15 39 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
16 38 (0.72%) Hibernate
17 33 (0.63%) HTML5
18 28 (0.53%) WCF
18 28 (0.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 168 (3.20%) Management Information System
2 106 (2.02%) Open Source
3 98 (1.86%) Blackberry
4 81 (1.54%) Replication
5 67 (1.27%) Clustering
6 62 (1.18%) CESG
7 56 (1.07%) Thin Client
7 56 (1.07%) Fat Client
8 51 (0.97%) PKI
9 50 (0.95%) Statistics
9 50 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 34 (0.65%) RMADS
11 32 (0.61%) CMDB
11 32 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 27 (0.51%) CESG CLAS
13 26 (0.49%) Data Integration
14 24 (0.46%) GIS
14 24 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (0.44%) Economics
16 20 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1265 (24.06%) Windows
2 444 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 417 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 380 (7.23%) Windows 7
5 361 (6.87%) UNIX
6 355 (6.75%) Linux
7 343 (6.52%) Windows XP
8 114 (2.17%) Solaris
9 67 (1.27%) Windows 2000
10 57 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 51 (0.97%) AIX
12 46 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 41 (0.78%) Windows Vista
14 30 (0.57%) Android
15 20 (0.38%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.32%) HPUX
17 14 (0.27%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.27%) VME
18 13 (0.25%) CentOS
19 11 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (11.68%) ITIL
2 491 (9.34%) Project Management
3 346 (6.58%) PRINCE2
4 327 (6.22%) Migration
5 275 (5.23%) Test Scripting
6 269 (5.12%) Service Management
7 235 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
8 232 (4.41%) Service Delivery
9 199 (3.79%) Configuration Management
10 195 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 162 (3.08%) Change Management
12 149 (2.83%) Workflow
13 145 (2.76%) Scrum
14 143 (2.72%) User Acceptance Testing
15 135 (2.57%) Software Testing
16 129 (2.45%) Test Strategy
17 124 (2.36%) CRM
18 123 (2.34%) Software Engineering
19 117 (2.23%) UML
20 114 (2.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 582 (11.07%) SQL
2 295 (5.61%) Java
3 255 (4.85%) C#
4 242 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 197 (3.75%) C
6 157 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 143 (2.72%) PL/SQL
8 110 (2.09%) VB
9 88 (1.67%) C++
10 79 (1.50%) Shell Script
11 72 (1.37%) Python
11 72 (1.37%) VB.NET
11 72 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 71 (1.35%) VBScript
13 42 (0.80%) PHP
14 39 (0.74%) VBA
15 36 (0.68%) Perl
16 26 (0.49%) Ruby
17 16 (0.30%) MATLAB
18 15 (0.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5257 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 372 (7.08%) DV Cleared
3 175 (3.33%) Degree
4 164 (3.12%) ISTQB
5 158 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 130 (2.47%) ISEB
7 100 (1.90%) CCNA
8 82 (1.56%) CCNP
9 78 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 72 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 65 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
12 63 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 52 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
14 49 (0.93%) MCP
15 47 (0.89%) MCSE
16 41 (0.78%) CISSP
17 39 (0.74%) PMI Certification
18 36 (0.68%) BC Cleared
19 25 (0.48%) PMP
20 15 (0.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (3.58%) SLA
2 118 (2.24%) QA
3 44 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 38 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 32 (0.61%) ISO 14001
6 14 (0.27%) COBIT
7 10 (0.19%) ISO 9000
8 9 (0.17%) DO-178B
9 7 (0.13%) BS7799
9 7 (0.13%) P3O
9 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.076%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.076%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.076%) BS15000
11 3 (0.057%) DO-254
11 3 (0.057%) ARP4754
11 3 (0.057%) ARP4761
12 2 (0.038%) GPG13
13 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 496 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 244 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (2.17%) XenApp
4 87 (1.65%) vSphere
5 80 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 70 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 56 (1.07%) VMware ESX
8 44 (0.84%) XenDesktop
9 38 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
10 37 (0.70%) NFS
11 33 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
11 33 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
12 27 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 22 (0.42%) ISA Server
14 21 (0.40%) Nmap
15 20 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 18 (0.34%) XenServer
16 18 (0.34%) vCloud
17 16 (0.30%) Terminal Services
18 15 (0.29%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 191 (3.63%) SCCM
2 142 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 132 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 60 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 53 (1.01%) NetBackup
6 46 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 42 (0.80%) SCOM
7 42 (0.80%) Netcool
8 41 (0.78%) WSUS
9 29 (0.55%) OpenView
10 28 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 26 (0.49%) Backup Exec
11 26 (0.49%) Data Guard
12 23 (0.44%) Tivoli
13 22 (0.42%) Nessus
14 15 (0.29%) OVSD
15 14 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
16 13 (0.25%) Puppet
17 12 (0.23%) SCSM
17 12 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1003 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 663 (12.61%) Oracle
3 481 (9.15%) HP
4 404 (7.68%) VMware
5 361 (6.87%) Cisco
6 306 (5.82%) Citrix
7 151 (2.87%) McAfee
8 98 (1.86%) NetApp
9 92 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 91 (1.73%) CheckPoint
10 91 (1.73%) EMC
11 87 (1.65%) SAP
12 84 (1.60%) Juniper
13 80 (1.52%) IBM
14 72 (1.37%) Remedy
15 69 (1.31%) Blue Coat
16 65 (1.24%) Symantec
17 60 (1.14%) CA
18 46 (0.88%) Informatica
19 45 (0.86%) F5
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Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £1 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wiltshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Posted: 20 hours ago
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Hydrogen Group
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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SmartSourcing plc
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £39 - £47 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Rate: £250.00 - £304.69 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Rate: £450.00 - £468.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday