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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 34 32 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2859 2861 1787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.88% 5.14% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.71% 27.28% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1665 1533 903
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £509 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £362 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 121 120
Average hourly rate £35.50 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.17% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £13.09 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+69.31% +5.57%

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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -1 2602 £400 +2.56% 349
South East +4 961 £400 +6.66% 101
London -5 589 £439 -0.28% 82
Hampshire +1 494 £379 +7.82% 36
South West -2 358 £375 -5.66% 51
North West +3 266 £420 +20.00% 35
Berkshire -4 153 £415 +3.75% 20
Surrey +25 147 £400 - 17
Wiltshire +5 135 £369 +14.34% 10
Wales +1 135 £425 +6.25% 14
West Midlands -1 115 £356 +22.84% 12
North East -6 109 £310 -11.55% 5
Cumbria +3 103 £350 -26.31% 12
Leatherhead 0 101 £425 +6.25% 5
Tyne and Wear -3 97 £310 -13.88% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 94 £313 -13.19% 4
Swindon +37 88 £375 -16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 88 £400 +14.28% 13
South Wales 0 82 £425 +3.65% 12
Gosport +1 78 £450 - 1
East of England -30 77 £438 +16.66% 20
Scotland -53 75 £348 +2.96%
Gloucestershire -2 74 £375 +15.38% 18
City of London -31 74 £425 - 16
Hook 0 72 £350 +12.00% 1
Reading -8 69 £400 -11.11% 13
Milton Keynes -12 68 £391 +11.57% 13
East Midlands -12 68 £391 +18.48% 12
Bristol +5 62 £410 +7.54% 14
Lancashire -6 59 £438 +34.61% 4

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5425 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1037 (19.12%) Windows
3 906 (16.70%) Microsoft
4 803 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
5 664 (12.24%) Java
5 664 (12.24%) SQL
6 641 (11.82%) ITIL
7 625 (11.52%) Oracle
8 605 (11.15%) Linux
9 548 (10.10%) Project Management
10 513 (9.46%) DV Cleared
11 489 (9.01%) HP
12 453 (8.35%) Finance
13 452 (8.33%) Cisco
14 450 (8.29%) Migration
15 435 (8.02%) MS Excel
16 415 (7.65%) VMware
17 403 (7.43%) SQL Server
18 388 (7.15%) Active Directory
19 379 (6.99%) UNIX
20 353 (6.51%) PRINCE2
21 352 (6.49%) HTML
22 333 (6.14%) Scrum
23 332 (6.12%) Firewall
24 305 (5.62%) XML
25 304 (5.60%) .NET
26 303 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
27 295 (5.44%) SharePoint
28 291 (5.36%) MS Office
29 280 (5.16%) JavaScript

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 295 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 140 (2.58%) JBoss
3 137 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 115 (2.12%) Apache
5 97 (1.79%) IIS
6 92 (1.70%) Confluence
7 90 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 87 (1.60%) WebLogic
9 76 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 71 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 59 (1.09%) Lync
12 54 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 49 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
14 40 (0.74%) SAS
15 32 (0.59%) nginx
16 31 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
16 31 (0.57%) Node.js
17 30 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
17 30 (0.55%) CMS
18 27 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 435 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 291 (5.36%) MS Office
3 172 (3.17%) MS Project
4 118 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 96 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
8 8 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.074%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.055%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.037%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.037%) Simulink
12 2 (0.037%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.037%) Windchill
13 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.018%) Revit
13 1 (0.018%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 89 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 81 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 74 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 50 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
5 39 (0.72%) Primavera
6 26 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
7 24 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
8 22 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
9 18 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
10 16 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
11 15 (0.28%) SAP PS
12 14 (0.26%) SAP PP
13 12 (0.22%) Summit
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.18%) SAP HR
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
15 9 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
15 9 (0.17%) SAP PLM
16 8 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (1.12%) Office 365
2 37 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.48%) GitHub
4 25 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.37%) IaaS
7 19 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 13 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.24%) Google App Engine
10 12 (0.22%) SaaS
11 9 (0.17%) PaaS
11 9 (0.17%) HP Helion
12 8 (0.15%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.037%) Taleo
15 1 (0.018%) Boomi
15 1 (0.018%) Symantec.cloud
15 1 (0.018%) IBM PureFlex
15 1 (0.018%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 332 (6.12%) Firewall
2 252 (4.65%) LAN
3 239 (4.41%) WAN
4 177 (3.26%) DNS
4 177 (3.26%) SAN
5 172 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 112 (2.06%) DHCP
7 109 (2.01%) VPN
8 106 (1.95%) Internet
9 103 (1.90%) Network Security
10 84 (1.55%) HTTP
11 80 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
12 74 (1.36%) SSL
13 73 (1.35%) IPsec
14 71 (1.31%) MPLS
15 65 (1.20%) LDAP
16 61 (1.12%) OSPF
17 56 (1.03%) BGP
18 55 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
19 50 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 403 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 162 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 128 (2.36%) MySQL
4 105 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 103 (1.90%) MongoDB
6 101 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
7 92 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
8 81 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 79 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
10 75 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 72 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
12 57 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 55 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 54 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 50 (0.92%) Hadoop
16 48 (0.88%) NoSQL
17 44 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 42 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
19 35 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
20 32 (0.59%) HBase
Development Applications
1 171 (3.15%) Jenkins
2 135 (2.49%) JIRA
3 129 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 116 (2.14%) Maven
5 114 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 108 (1.99%) Selenium
7 97 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 94 (1.73%) Subversion
9 75 (1.38%) Cucumber
10 70 (1.29%) SoapUI
11 68 (1.25%) Eclipse
12 63 (1.16%) MSI
12 63 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
13 50 (0.92%) JUnit
14 42 (0.77%) LoadRunner
15 40 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
15 40 (0.74%) JMeter
15 40 (0.74%) Spock
15 40 (0.74%) Geb
16 39 (0.72%) Artifactory
General
1 453 (8.35%) Finance
2 202 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 148 (2.73%) Military
4 93 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 42 (0.77%) Law
6 41 (0.76%) Aerospace
7 36 (0.66%) Legal
8 23 (0.42%) Billing
9 21 (0.39%) Banking
10 19 (0.35%) Back Office
10 19 (0.35%) Electronics
10 19 (0.35%) Local Government
10 19 (0.35%) Marketing
11 15 (0.28%) Publishing
12 13 (0.24%) Retail
13 10 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 10 (0.18%) Avionics
14 5 (0.092%) Games
15 3 (0.055%) Advertising
15 3 (0.055%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 817 (15.06%) Developer
2 646 (11.91%) Analyst
3 456 (8.41%) Architect
4 428 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 419 (7.72%) Consultant
6 267 (4.92%) Java Developer
7 212 (3.91%) Network Engineer
8 190 (3.50%) Test Analyst
9 164 (3.02%) Business Analyst
10 147 (2.71%) Support Engineer
11 132 (2.43%) Software Engineer
12 119 (2.19%) Test Manager
13 112 (2.06%) Tester
14 108 (1.99%) Technical Architect
14 108 (1.99%) Solutions Architect
15 94 (1.73%) Systems Engineer
15 94 (1.73%) Administrator
16 90 (1.66%) Designer
17 78 (1.44%) .NET Developer
17 78 (1.44%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (6.49%) HTML
2 305 (5.62%) XML
3 304 (5.60%) .NET
4 208 (3.83%) Web Services
5 194 (3.58%) CSS
6 169 (3.12%) SOAP
7 161 (2.97%) Spring
8 133 (2.45%) JSP
9 131 (2.41%) J2EE
10 120 (2.21%) HTML5
11 117 (2.16%) ASP.NET
12 94 (1.73%) Apache Camel
13 92 (1.70%) jQuery
14 89 (1.64%) Ajax
15 86 (1.59%) REST
16 85 (1.57%) Middleware
17 84 (1.55%) Hibernate
18 69 (1.27%) .NET Framework
19 68 (1.25%) JSON
20 61 (1.12%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 303 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 214 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 86 (1.59%) User Experience
5 77 (1.42%) PKI
6 66 (1.22%) Replication
7 53 (0.98%) Clustering
7 53 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 43 (0.79%) CESG
10 41 (0.76%) Economics
11 40 (0.74%) Blackberry
12 38 (0.70%) Client/Server
13 33 (0.61%) RMADS
14 32 (0.59%) Statistics
14 32 (0.59%) Mainframe
15 28 (0.52%) PMI
16 27 (0.50%) Visualisation
17 25 (0.46%) Data Integration
18 22 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1037 (19.12%) Windows
2 605 (11.15%) Linux
3 379 (6.99%) UNIX
4 216 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 211 (3.89%) Windows 7
6 182 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 139 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 113 (2.08%) Windows XP
9 100 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 94 (1.73%) Solaris
11 85 (1.57%) CentOS
12 68 (1.25%) Ubuntu
13 37 (0.68%) AIX
14 25 (0.46%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.41%) Android
16 21 (0.39%) HPUX
17 16 (0.29%) Apple iOS
18 15 (0.28%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
20 7 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 803 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
2 641 (11.82%) ITIL
3 548 (10.10%) Project Management
4 450 (8.29%) Migration
5 353 (6.51%) PRINCE2
6 333 (6.14%) Scrum
7 261 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 251 (4.63%) Service Management
9 249 (4.59%) Configuration Management
10 211 (3.89%) Test Scripting
11 204 (3.76%) Software Engineering
12 192 (3.54%) Service Delivery
13 182 (3.35%) Change Management
14 175 (3.23%) TDD
15 171 (3.15%) UML
16 162 (2.99%) Risk Management
17 160 (2.95%) Business Intelligence
18 159 (2.93%) CRM
19 155 (2.86%) Incident Management
20 152 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 664 (12.24%) Java
1 664 (12.24%) SQL
2 280 (5.16%) JavaScript
3 228 (4.20%) C#
4 189 (3.48%) C
5 178 (3.28%) C++
6 171 (3.15%) PL/SQL
7 154 (2.84%) PowerShell
8 122 (2.25%) Perl
9 110 (2.03%) Python
10 105 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 73 (1.35%) VB
12 72 (1.33%) VBScript
13 56 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 53 (0.98%) T-SQL
15 48 (0.88%) PHP
16 47 (0.87%) Ruby
17 32 (0.59%) Groovy
18 30 (0.55%) VBA
19 23 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5425 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 513 (9.46%) DV Cleared
3 224 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 209 (3.85%) Degree
5 154 (2.84%) ISTQB
5 154 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 144 (2.65%) CCNP
7 139 (2.56%) ISEB
8 128 (2.36%) CCNA
9 87 (1.60%) CISSP
10 79 (1.46%) PMI Certification
11 71 (1.31%) CTC Cleared
12 69 (1.27%) PMP
13 66 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 60 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
15 57 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 55 (1.01%) APMP
17 54 (1.00%) MCSE
17 54 (1.00%) MCITP
18 49 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (3.23%) SLA
2 122 (2.25%) QA
3 88 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.57%) JSP 440
5 26 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.35%) DO-178B
7 14 (0.26%) IEC 61508
8 11 (0.20%) DO-254
9 10 (0.18%) ISO 14001
10 9 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.17%) P3O
11 7 (0.13%) ARP4754
11 7 (0.13%) ARP4761
11 7 (0.13%) COBIT
12 6 (0.11%) TickIT
13 5 (0.092%) BS25999
14 4 (0.074%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.074%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.018%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.018%) GPG13
System Software
1 388 (7.15%) Active Directory
2 259 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 75 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 58 (1.07%) vSphere
6 38 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (0.66%) VMware ESX
8 32 (0.59%) XenApp
9 26 (0.48%) Docker
10 19 (0.35%) vCloud
11 15 (0.28%) Xen
11 15 (0.28%) ISA Server
12 14 (0.26%) SRDF
13 12 (0.22%) NFS
13 12 (0.22%) Firmware
14 11 (0.20%) Samba
14 11 (0.20%) Squid
15 10 (0.18%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.17%) XenServer
16 9 (0.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 148 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
2 120 (2.21%) SCCM
3 106 (1.95%) Puppet
4 61 (1.12%) SCOM
5 51 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 45 (0.83%) Ansible
7 35 (0.65%) OVSD
8 33 (0.61%) NetBackup
8 33 (0.61%) WSUS
9 32 (0.59%) ZABBIX
10 30 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
11 26 (0.48%) Salt
12 24 (0.44%) logstash
13 22 (0.41%) OpenView
14 21 (0.39%) Kibana
15 17 (0.31%) Tivoli
16 16 (0.29%) Nessus
16 16 (0.29%) Rundeck
17 14 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 906 (16.70%) Microsoft
2 625 (11.52%) Oracle
3 489 (9.01%) HP
4 452 (8.33%) Cisco
5 415 (7.65%) VMware
6 192 (3.54%) Juniper
7 174 (3.21%) Citrix
8 160 (2.95%) SAP
9 124 (2.29%) Red Hat
10 120 (2.21%) CheckPoint
11 117 (2.16%) IBM
12 108 (1.99%) F5
13 87 (1.60%) McAfee
14 78 (1.44%) NetApp
15 66 (1.22%) EMC
16 51 (0.94%) Symantec
17 50 (0.92%) Remedy
18 46 (0.85%) Brocade
19 44 (0.81%) Informatica
20 43 (0.79%) Google
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.52 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Templeton and Partners
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Good/negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £20 - 25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
LA International
Rate: £40 - £43 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bordon, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £21500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £455 per day Plus expenses
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
Square One Resources
Rate: expenses
Posted: Yesterday