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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 31 52 46
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2906 1851 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.16% 3.47% 3.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.46% 19.75% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 930 1059
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 123 173
Average hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £12.10 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -22.33%

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
10583 9372 10095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.58% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5994 5137 5169
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 485 631
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.91 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +18 2445 £380 +1.33% 330
South East +2 785 £375 +3.09% 116
London +80 573 £440 +3.52% 71
Hampshire +2 434 £355 +1.42% 59
South West -1 408 £391 +4.33% 53
Scotland +38 274 £340 -9.33% 9
North West +14 191 £350 -2.77% 26
Berkshire -6 157 £400 - 22
West Midlands +14 142 £300 -21.87% 17
East of England +33 125 £375 +25.52% 26
Buckinghamshire +7 124 £350 +19.76% 12
Wales +7 118 £400 +3.22% 7
Renfrewshire 0 118 £340 -4.36% 2
Erskine 0 117 £340 -4.36% 2
Somerset +8 113 £400 +21.21% 4
City of London +1 108 £447 +1.88% 24
Milton Keynes +11 107 £350 +34.61% 4
Gosport -1 98 £450 +3.44% 12
Hook 0 93 £310 -11.42% 2
East Midlands +33 92 £330 -8.96% 4
Taunton +1 85 £400 +25.30% 3
Glasgow +25 84 £375 +7.14% 1
Reading +18 82 £413 -2.94% 12
Gloucestershire +9 75 £330 -37.14% 10
South Wales +5 69 £423 +2.42% 7
Devon +1 66 £390 +4.00%
Wiltshire -7 65 £260 -30.66% 12
Lancashire +8 63 £324 +38.02% 4
Birmingham +15 62 £360 -10.00% 7
North East +6 62 £350 -27.46% 1

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5797 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1273 (21.96%) Windows
3 1208 (20.84%) Microsoft
4 854 (14.73%) Oracle
5 724 (12.49%) ITIL
6 719 (12.40%) SQL
7 680 (11.73%) HP
8 558 (9.63%) Project Management
9 522 (9.00%) MS Excel
10 518 (8.94%) Active Directory
11 504 (8.69%) .NET
12 467 (8.06%) Finance
12 467 (8.06%) DV Cleared
13 418 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 415 (7.16%) UNIX
15 408 (7.04%) Linux
16 401 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
17 396 (6.83%) PRINCE2
18 394 (6.80%) SQL Server
19 390 (6.73%) VMware
20 376 (6.49%) ISTQB
21 370 (6.38%) C#
22 366 (6.31%) Java
22 366 (6.31%) SharePoint
23 353 (6.09%) MS Office
24 348 (6.00%) Citrix
25 342 (5.90%) Cisco
26 339 (5.85%) Windows 7
27 335 (5.78%) JavaScript
27 335 (5.78%) Service Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 366 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 226 (3.90%) MS Exchange
3 92 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 71 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 70 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
6 63 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 60 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
8 59 (1.02%) Apache
9 56 (0.97%) IIS
10 51 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
11 49 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 48 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
13 47 (0.81%) Lync
14 45 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
15 41 (0.71%) WebSphere
16 32 (0.55%) Confluence
17 30 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 23 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
19 22 (0.38%) K2 blackpearl
20 20 (0.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 522 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 353 (6.09%) MS Office
3 255 (4.40%) MS Project
4 66 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 62 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.17%) Simulink
10 9 (0.16%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.10%) PaintShop Pro
11 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.069%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.052%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.052%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.035%) Windchill
15 1 (0.017%) SPSS
15 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.017%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 233 (4.02%) Oracle EBS
2 96 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 92 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 71 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
5 46 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
6 44 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
7 42 (0.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 41 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
9 40 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
10 32 (0.55%) TRIRIGA
11 28 (0.48%) Summit
12 25 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
13 22 (0.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 21 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
15 20 (0.35%) assyst
16 19 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
17 17 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
18 15 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
19 14 (0.24%) ResourceLink
20 12 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (0.38%) SaaS
3 21 (0.36%) IaaS
4 17 (0.29%) PaaS
5 16 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 261 (4.50%) SAN
2 242 (4.17%) Firewall
3 236 (4.07%) LAN
3 236 (4.07%) DNS
4 189 (3.26%) WAN
5 182 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 164 (2.83%) DHCP
7 108 (1.86%) VPN
8 103 (1.78%) Network Security
9 77 (1.33%) LDAP
10 70 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
11 67 (1.16%) SSL
12 61 (1.05%) NAS
13 59 (1.02%) Internet
14 49 (0.85%) IPsec
15 48 (0.83%) MPLS
16 47 (0.81%) VLAN
17 46 (0.79%) HTTP
18 44 (0.76%) Wireless
19 39 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 208 (3.59%) Oracle Database
3 142 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
4 108 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 95 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 94 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 74 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 69 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 62 (1.07%) MySQL
10 60 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 60 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 60 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
11 58 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
11 58 (1.00%) Relational Database
12 37 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
13 32 (0.55%) DB2
14 30 (0.52%) RDBMS
15 28 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
16 27 (0.47%) MongoDB
17 26 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 119 (2.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 94 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 88 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 82 (1.41%) Selenium
5 67 (1.16%) Visual Studio
5 67 (1.16%) Subversion
6 66 (1.14%) MSI
7 65 (1.12%) JIRA
7 65 (1.12%) LoadRunner
8 52 (0.90%) JUnit
9 49 (0.85%) Maven
10 47 (0.81%) JMeter
11 43 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
12 40 (0.69%) WebDriver
13 35 (0.60%) Git (software)
14 31 (0.53%) Ant
15 27 (0.47%) Eclipse
16 24 (0.41%) TestDirector
16 24 (0.41%) ClearCase
16 24 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 467 (8.06%) Finance
2 228 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 124 (2.14%) Military
4 87 (1.50%) Back Office
5 43 (0.74%) Legal
6 40 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 27 (0.47%) Publishing
8 26 (0.45%) Local Government
9 24 (0.41%) General Ledger
10 23 (0.40%) Marketing
10 23 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 21 (0.36%) Front Office
12 18 (0.31%) Billing
13 17 (0.29%) Avionics
13 17 (0.29%) Banking
14 15 (0.26%) Law
15 13 (0.22%) Electronics
16 11 (0.19%) Retail
17 10 (0.17%) Automotive
18 5 (0.086%) French Language
Job Titles
1 688 (11.87%) Analyst
2 627 (10.82%) Developer
3 461 (7.95%) Consultant
4 439 (7.57%) Architect
5 391 (6.74%) Project Manager
6 216 (3.73%) Support Engineer
7 205 (3.54%) Test Analyst
8 160 (2.76%) Tester
9 153 (2.64%) Desktop Support
10 138 (2.38%) Network Engineer
11 135 (2.33%) Test Manager
12 133 (2.29%) Administrator
13 128 (2.21%) Desktop Engineer
14 118 (2.04%) DBA
15 117 (2.02%) Java Developer
16 114 (1.97%) Business Analyst
17 106 (1.83%) .NET Developer
18 102 (1.76%) Technical Architect
19 97 (1.67%) Support Analyst
20 94 (1.62%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 504 (8.69%) .NET
2 307 (5.30%) HTML
3 303 (5.23%) ASP.NET
4 240 (4.14%) JSP
5 194 (3.35%) XML
6 189 (3.26%) Web Services
7 109 (1.88%) CSS
8 90 (1.55%) Middleware
9 87 (1.50%) Spring
10 86 (1.48%) .NET Framework
11 56 (0.97%) REST
12 54 (0.93%) J2EE
13 51 (0.88%) HTML5
14 50 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
15 46 (0.79%) Application Packaging
16 40 (0.69%) CSS3
16 40 (0.69%) Hibernate
17 37 (0.64%) XSLT
17 37 (0.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 37 (0.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 210 (3.62%) Management Information System
2 149 (2.57%) Open Source
3 124 (2.14%) Blackberry
4 110 (1.90%) Clustering
5 84 (1.45%) CESG
6 67 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 65 (1.12%) Replication
8 64 (1.10%) CMDB
9 63 (1.09%) RMADS
10 59 (1.02%) PKI
11 45 (0.78%) CESG CLAS
12 44 (0.76%) Economics
13 43 (0.74%) Statistics
14 40 (0.69%) Fat Client
14 40 (0.69%) Thin Client
15 37 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
16 36 (0.62%) GIS
17 25 (0.43%) Data Integration
17 25 (0.43%) Client/Server
18 22 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1273 (21.96%) Windows
2 418 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 415 (7.16%) UNIX
4 408 (7.04%) Linux
5 401 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 339 (5.85%) Windows 7
7 278 (4.80%) Windows XP
8 86 (1.48%) Solaris
9 78 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 66 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 62 (1.07%) Windows Vista
12 61 (1.05%) Windows 2000
13 50 (0.86%) CentOS
14 44 (0.76%) AIX
15 27 (0.47%) Android
16 26 (0.45%) Windows 8
17 25 (0.43%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.31%) HPUX
19 13 (0.22%) Apple iOS
20 9 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (12.49%) ITIL
2 558 (9.63%) Project Management
3 396 (6.83%) PRINCE2
4 335 (5.78%) Service Management
5 304 (5.24%) Migration
6 280 (4.83%) CRM
7 274 (4.73%) Test Scripting
8 261 (4.50%) Scrum
9 259 (4.47%) Service Delivery
10 257 (4.43%) Configuration Management
11 235 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
12 217 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 186 (3.21%) Change Management
14 182 (3.14%) Workflow
15 173 (2.98%) Risk Management
16 149 (2.57%) User Acceptance Testing
17 142 (2.45%) Software Engineering
18 136 (2.35%) Software Testing
19 125 (2.16%) Unit Testing
20 124 (2.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 719 (12.40%) SQL
2 370 (6.38%) C#
3 366 (6.31%) Java
4 335 (5.78%) JavaScript
5 182 (3.14%) C
6 164 (2.83%) VB
7 155 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 138 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 94 (1.62%) T-SQL
10 93 (1.60%) VBScript
11 79 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 68 (1.17%) C++
13 66 (1.14%) VBA
14 65 (1.12%) Perl
14 65 (1.12%) PHP
15 62 (1.07%) Python
16 50 (0.86%) Ruby
17 48 (0.83%) VB.NET
18 25 (0.43%) Bash Shell
19 19 (0.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5797 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 467 (8.06%) DV Cleared
3 376 (6.49%) ISTQB
4 191 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 186 (3.21%) ISEB
6 179 (3.09%) Degree
7 168 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 159 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 154 (2.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 104 (1.79%) CCNA
11 102 (1.76%) CCNP
12 95 (1.64%) MCP
13 81 (1.40%) MCSE
14 71 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 70 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
16 69 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 68 (1.17%) CTC Cleared
18 58 (1.00%) CISSP
19 57 (0.98%) MCITP
20 42 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (4.62%) SLA
2 175 (3.02%) QA
3 62 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (0.97%) JSP 440
5 46 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 29 (0.50%) ISO 14001
7 21 (0.36%) DO-178B
8 18 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.24%) BS15000
10 12 (0.21%) COBIT
10 12 (0.21%) P3O
11 11 (0.19%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.14%) BS7799
13 6 (0.10%) GPG13
14 2 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.035%) BS25999
15 1 (0.017%) DO-254
15 1 (0.017%) WCAG
15 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.017%) GxP
System Software
1 518 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 243 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 100 (1.73%) XenApp
5 89 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 72 (1.24%) vSphere
7 62 (1.07%) VMware ESX
8 53 (0.91%) XenDesktop
9 39 (0.67%) NFS
10 37 (0.64%) XenServer
11 34 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 29 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 27 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
13 27 (0.47%) Terminal Services
14 26 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
15 23 (0.40%) ISA Server
16 22 (0.38%) Nmap
17 20 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 20 (0.35%) vCloud
18 11 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 214 (3.69%) SCCM
2 171 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
3 106 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 52 (0.90%) SCOM
5 49 (0.85%) Puppet
6 46 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 36 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
7 36 (0.62%) Tivoli
8 35 (0.60%) OpenView
9 31 (0.53%) Backup Exec
9 31 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 30 (0.52%) Netcool
10 30 (0.52%) HP UCMDB
10 30 (0.52%) WSUS
11 29 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 25 (0.43%) Nessus
12 25 (0.43%) OVSD
13 24 (0.41%) NetBackup
13 24 (0.41%) Data Guard
13 24 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1208 (20.84%) Microsoft
2 854 (14.73%) Oracle
3 680 (11.73%) HP
4 390 (6.73%) VMware
5 348 (6.00%) Citrix
6 342 (5.90%) Cisco
7 123 (2.12%) SAP
8 120 (2.07%) IBM
9 116 (2.00%) Juniper
10 115 (1.98%) Red Hat
11 109 (1.88%) CheckPoint
12 107 (1.85%) McAfee
13 75 (1.29%) EMC
14 71 (1.22%) Remedy
14 71 (1.22%) CA
15 69 (1.19%) F5
16 65 (1.12%) Symantec
17 64 (1.10%) AppSense
17 64 (1.10%) Dell
18 56 (0.97%) BMC
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Fuel Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day Competitive day rates
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
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Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified £ Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sanderson
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Lorien Resourcing
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Hampshire
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Rate: £35 - £38 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday