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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 30 60 44
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3270 1622 1970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.60% 3.09% 3.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.03% 18.06% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1818 862 950
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 78 150
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.48 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.60 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -36.53%

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
11667 8979 9939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.99% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6589 5120 5187
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 385 577
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +28 2904 £393 +4.66% 388
South East +19 1033 £375 +7.52% 147
London +62 631 £450 +9.75% 81
Hampshire +7 531 £348 +0.14% 60
South West +3 529 £375 +2.18% 74
North West +15 212 £400 +14.28% 20
Scotland +28 193 £347 -2.25% 7
Berkshire 0 165 £400 +8.10% 38
Buckinghamshire +28 162 £350 +34.61% 15
Milton Keynes +24 136 £340 +47.82% 8
City of London +14 132 £450 +12.50% 22
Wiltshire -1 129 £420 +23.52% 19
West Midlands +24 125 £300 -25.00% 22
Surrey +53 122 £450 +12.50% 15
East of England +40 120 £400 +11.11% 17
Wales +14 120 £338 -3.57% 24
Bristol -4 107 £380 +0.66% 24
Gosport -1 99 £475 - 4
East Midlands +6 95 £400 +24.03% 12
Renfrewshire +1 92 £339 -4.24% 1
Devon +3 90 £360 -20.00% 2
Cheshire +32 89 £430 +2.38% 6
Yorkshire +47 85 £303 +17.47% 7
Somerset +10 84 £350 +6.14% 8
Reading +6 79 £394 -1.56% 22
South Wales +7 72 £338 -3.57% 22
North East +11 70 £370 +53.84% 3
Gloucestershire -3 70 £340 -22.28% 14
Exeter +1 67 £350 -22.22% 2
Hertfordshire +18 66 £400 +1.58% 5

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1286 (21.04%) Windows
3 1265 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 897 (14.67%) Oracle
5 805 (13.17%) ITIL
6 791 (12.94%) SQL
7 762 (12.47%) HP
8 619 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
9 600 (9.82%) Project Management
10 540 (8.83%) MS Excel
11 538 (8.80%) Active Directory
12 509 (8.33%) DV Cleared
13 506 (8.28%) Linux
14 498 (8.15%) .NET
15 492 (8.05%) Java
16 471 (7.70%) Finance
17 434 (7.10%) VMware
18 432 (7.07%) Cisco
19 423 (6.92%) UNIX
20 418 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
21 397 (6.49%) SQL Server
22 391 (6.40%) PRINCE2
22 391 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
23 384 (6.28%) C#
24 376 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
25 370 (6.05%) MS Office
26 367 (6.00%) ISTQB
27 360 (5.89%) Firewall
28 348 (5.69%) Citrix
29 347 (5.68%) SharePoint

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 347 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 236 (3.86%) MS Exchange
3 106 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 92 (1.50%) WebLogic
5 84 (1.37%) Apache
6 80 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 73 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
8 70 (1.15%) IIS
9 63 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 60 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 59 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
12 55 (0.90%) JBoss
12 55 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
13 50 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 49 (0.80%) Confluence
15 40 (0.65%) WebSphere
16 31 (0.51%) Lync
17 30 (0.49%) MS Project Server
17 30 (0.49%) FileNet
17 30 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 540 (8.83%) MS Excel
2 370 (6.05%) MS Office
3 263 (4.30%) MS Project
4 69 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 27 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 24 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.13%) SPSS
9 7 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.098%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.082%) Simulink
11 5 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.049%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.049%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.033%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.016%) Windchill
14 1 (0.016%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 259 (4.24%) Oracle EBS
2 111 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 89 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 80 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
5 44 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
6 43 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
6 43 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
7 42 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
8 35 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 33 (0.54%) Summit
10 30 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
11 29 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
12 21 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
13 18 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
14 16 (0.26%) ResourceLink
14 16 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
15 15 (0.25%) Oracle iRecruitment
16 13 (0.21%) assyst
16 13 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
17 12 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.47%) PaaS
2 26 (0.43%) IaaS
3 25 (0.41%) SaaS
4 16 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
5 15 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.23%) Office 365
7 13 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.049%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.033%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.016%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.016%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 360 (5.89%) Firewall
2 294 (4.81%) SAN
3 284 (4.65%) LAN
4 266 (4.35%) DNS
5 250 (4.09%) WAN
6 214 (3.50%) TCP/IP
7 174 (2.85%) DHCP
8 137 (2.24%) Network Security
9 106 (1.73%) VPN
10 99 (1.62%) LDAP
11 92 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
12 83 (1.36%) SSL
13 79 (1.29%) Internet
14 72 (1.18%) MPLS
15 63 (1.03%) OSPF
16 60 (0.98%) VLAN
17 56 (0.92%) NAS
18 54 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
19 52 (0.85%) HTTP
20 51 (0.83%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 216 (3.53%) Oracle Database
3 146 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
4 95 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 91 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 78 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 70 (1.15%) MySQL
8 67 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 66 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 65 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
11 59 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
12 57 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
12 57 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
12 57 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 44 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 38 (0.62%) MongoDB
15 36 (0.59%) RDBMS
16 34 (0.56%) DB2
17 33 (0.54%) MS Access
18 30 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 145 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 115 (1.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 113 (1.85%) Selenium
4 112 (1.83%) Subversion
5 110 (1.80%) JIRA
6 97 (1.59%) Maven
7 79 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 69 (1.13%) Visual Studio
9 67 (1.10%) JUnit
10 61 (1.00%) Git (software)
11 54 (0.88%) MSI
12 53 (0.87%) WebDriver
13 44 (0.72%) Ant
14 43 (0.70%) LoadRunner
15 42 (0.69%) Eclipse
16 40 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
17 38 (0.62%) JMeter
18 34 (0.56%) Hudson
19 31 (0.51%) ClearCase
20 30 (0.49%) NUnit
General
1 471 (7.70%) Finance
2 289 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 141 (2.31%) Military
4 70 (1.15%) Back Office
5 62 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 48 (0.79%) Legal
7 38 (0.62%) Local Government
8 35 (0.57%) Publishing
9 32 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 31 (0.51%) Law
11 28 (0.46%) General Ledger
12 24 (0.39%) Marketing
13 23 (0.38%) Billing
14 19 (0.31%) Banking
15 16 (0.26%) Avionics
16 10 (0.16%) Retail
17 9 (0.15%) Advertising
17 9 (0.15%) Electronics
17 9 (0.15%) Front Office
18 6 (0.098%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 740 (12.11%) Developer
2 681 (11.14%) Analyst
3 478 (7.82%) Architect
4 468 (7.66%) Consultant
5 413 (6.76%) Project Manager
6 211 (3.45%) Support Engineer
7 174 (2.85%) Test Analyst
8 170 (2.78%) Java Developer
9 163 (2.67%) Network Engineer
10 142 (2.32%) Desktop Support
11 141 (2.31%) Tester
12 138 (2.26%) Administrator
13 121 (1.98%) Desktop Engineer
14 110 (1.80%) Test Manager
14 110 (1.80%) Support Analyst
15 107 (1.75%) Designer
16 103 (1.68%) .NET Developer
17 102 (1.67%) DBA
17 102 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
17 102 (1.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (8.15%) .NET
2 334 (5.46%) HTML
3 299 (4.89%) ASP.NET
4 257 (4.20%) JSP
5 231 (3.78%) XML
6 195 (3.19%) Web Services
7 113 (1.85%) CSS
8 107 (1.75%) Spring
9 91 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 84 (1.37%) Middleware
11 78 (1.28%) J2EE
12 64 (1.05%) XSLT
13 63 (1.03%) Hibernate
14 55 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
15 52 (0.85%) jQuery
16 51 (0.83%) SOAP
17 45 (0.74%) HTML5
18 44 (0.72%) REST
18 44 (0.72%) Ajax
19 43 (0.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 391 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 193 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 145 (2.37%) Open Source
4 125 (2.04%) Clustering
5 107 (1.75%) CESG
6 103 (1.68%) Blackberry
7 84 (1.37%) PKI
8 71 (1.16%) Replication
9 68 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 62 (1.01%) RMADS
11 57 (0.93%) CMDB
11 57 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
12 48 (0.79%) Economics
13 44 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 42 (0.69%) User Experience
15 40 (0.65%) Client/Server
16 39 (0.64%) Smart Meter
17 30 (0.49%) Fat Client
17 30 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
17 30 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1286 (21.04%) Windows
2 506 (8.28%) Linux
3 423 (6.92%) UNIX
4 418 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 376 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 327 (5.35%) Windows 7
7 230 (3.76%) Windows XP
8 114 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (1.57%) Solaris
10 88 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (1.15%) CentOS
12 60 (0.98%) Windows Vista
13 49 (0.80%) Windows 2000
14 44 (0.72%) Windows 8
15 37 (0.61%) AIX
15 37 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 31 (0.51%) HPUX
17 19 (0.31%) Android
18 16 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
19 15 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 805 (13.17%) ITIL
2 619 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
3 600 (9.82%) Project Management
4 391 (6.40%) PRINCE2
5 344 (5.63%) Service Management
6 334 (5.46%) Migration
7 303 (4.96%) Configuration Management
8 302 (4.94%) Scrum
9 284 (4.65%) CRM
10 264 (4.32%) Service Delivery
11 243 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 240 (3.93%) Change Management
13 226 (3.70%) Test Scripting
14 203 (3.32%) Risk Management
15 179 (2.93%) Workflow
16 152 (2.49%) Continuous Integration
17 144 (2.36%) Unit Testing
18 143 (2.34%) Validation
19 139 (2.27%) Knowledge Management
20 138 (2.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 791 (12.94%) SQL
2 492 (8.05%) Java
3 384 (6.28%) C#
4 340 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 199 (3.26%) C
6 166 (2.72%) PowerShell
7 159 (2.60%) VB
8 157 (2.57%) PL/SQL
9 101 (1.65%) C++
10 98 (1.60%) Perl
11 92 (1.50%) VBScript
12 88 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 84 (1.37%) VBA
14 77 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 72 (1.18%) PHP
15 72 (1.18%) Python
16 69 (1.13%) Ruby
17 52 (0.85%) Bash Shell
18 27 (0.44%) VB.NET
19 19 (0.31%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 509 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 367 (6.00%) ISTQB
4 263 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
5 244 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 194 (3.17%) Degree
7 175 (2.86%) ISEB
8 159 (2.60%) CCNP
9 158 (2.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 137 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 132 (2.16%) CCNA
12 123 (2.01%) MCSE
13 117 (1.91%) MCP
14 91 (1.49%) CISSP
15 81 (1.33%) MCITP
16 77 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
17 68 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 63 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
19 56 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 53 (0.87%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (4.63%) SLA
2 171 (2.80%) QA
3 71 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (0.97%) JSP 440
5 52 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 34 (0.56%) ISO 14001
7 22 (0.36%) DO-178B
8 16 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 15 (0.25%) COBIT
10 14 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.18%) BS15000
12 10 (0.16%) P3O
13 9 (0.15%) BS7799
14 6 (0.098%) GPG13
15 4 (0.065%) TickIT
15 4 (0.065%) DO-254
16 3 (0.049%) BS25999
16 3 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 2 (0.033%) WCAG
17 2 (0.033%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 538 (8.80%) Active Directory
2 244 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (1.68%) vSphere
4 88 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 82 (1.34%) Hyper-V
6 74 (1.21%) XenApp
7 69 (1.13%) VMware ESX
8 39 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 35 (0.57%) XenServer
11 31 (0.51%) Firmware
12 30 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
13 29 (0.47%) NFS
14 23 (0.38%) Nmap
14 23 (0.38%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.28%) ISA Server
15 17 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
15 17 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 15 (0.25%) vCloud
17 14 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 207 (3.39%) SCCM
2 169 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
3 102 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 95 (1.55%) Puppet
5 66 (1.08%) SCOM
6 45 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (0.72%) Tivoli
8 42 (0.69%) OpenView
8 42 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 42 (0.69%) Backup Exec
9 35 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 34 (0.56%) NetBackup
11 31 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
12 29 (0.47%) WSUS
13 27 (0.44%) OVSD
13 27 (0.44%) Nessus
13 27 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
14 26 (0.43%) Ansible
15 24 (0.39%) Netcool
16 23 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1265 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 897 (14.67%) Oracle
3 762 (12.47%) HP
4 434 (7.10%) VMware
5 432 (7.07%) Cisco
6 348 (5.69%) Citrix
7 155 (2.54%) IBM
8 152 (2.49%) Juniper
9 149 (2.44%) Red Hat
10 113 (1.85%) CheckPoint
11 108 (1.77%) SAP
12 107 (1.75%) McAfee
13 81 (1.33%) Remedy
14 78 (1.28%) EMC
15 77 (1.26%) CA
16 72 (1.18%) F5
17 68 (1.11%) Symantec
18 65 (1.06%) Brocade
19 64 (1.05%) Dell
20 49 (0.80%) NetApp
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