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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 38 31 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2668 2843 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.69% 5.20% 3.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.66% 27.29% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1453 967
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 £270 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £506 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 116 113
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.61% -7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.85 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+105.47% -13.09%

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 2411 £400 +5.26% 368
South East +3 902 £400 +6.66% 111
London -4 525 £428 +0.58% 80
Hampshire 0 420 £375 +2.73% 38
South West -2 337 £375 - 58
North West +4 237 £420 +20.00% 32
Surrey +40 162 £400 - 13
Berkshire +3 159 £400 - 31
Wales -1 128 £400 -5.88% 12
Wiltshire +6 126 £375 +44.23% 11
Cumbria +2 105 £350 -24.52% 11
Leatherhead 0 103 £425 +6.25% 4
North East -5 100 £304 -13.21% 7
Hook 0 87 £370 +17.46% 1
East Midlands +1 86 £422 +27.83% 13
Scotland -45 86 £330 - 8
Reading 0 84 £388 -3.12% 19
Tyne and Wear -5 82 £308 -13.98% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 81 £314 -12.23% 6
Buckinghamshire -9 81 £400 +14.28% 8
West Midlands -22 81 £350 -10.82% 32
City of London -31 78 £425 +7.59% 20
East of England -14 75 £400 +6.66% 18
Swindon +33 70 £400 -11.11% 4
South Wales -4 70 £400 -9.09% 8
Milton Keynes -14 62 £390 +11.42% 7
Gloucestershire -4 61 £373 -3.87% 13
Bristol +13 56 £405 +9.83% 15
Derbyshire +1 55 £423 +30.28% 2
Somerset -6 54 £375 +1.35% 6

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5575 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1122 (20.13%) Windows
3 938 (16.83%) Microsoft
4 748 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
5 730 (13.09%) SQL
6 696 (12.48%) ITIL
7 628 (11.26%) Oracle
8 615 (11.03%) Linux
9 574 (10.30%) Java
10 572 (10.26%) Project Management
11 536 (9.61%) DV Cleared
12 500 (8.97%) HP
13 484 (8.68%) Finance
14 470 (8.43%) Migration
15 457 (8.20%) Cisco
16 446 (8.00%) MS Excel
17 444 (7.96%) SQL Server
18 436 (7.82%) Active Directory
19 433 (7.77%) UNIX
20 424 (7.61%) VMware
21 377 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
22 364 (6.53%) PRINCE2
23 341 (6.12%) HTML
24 328 (5.88%) .NET
25 325 (5.83%) XML
26 324 (5.81%) MS Office
27 310 (5.56%) Firewall
28 298 (5.35%) Service Management
29 294 (5.27%) SharePoint
30 287 (5.15%) Scrum

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 294 (5.27%) SharePoint
2 141 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 123 (2.21%) JBoss
4 105 (1.88%) Apache
5 87 (1.56%) IIS
6 81 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 79 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 75 (1.35%) Confluence
9 71 (1.27%) WebLogic
10 63 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 53 (0.95%) Lync
12 48 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
12 48 (0.86%) WebSphere
13 36 (0.65%) CMS
13 36 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
14 31 (0.56%) SAS
15 27 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
16 26 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
17 25 (0.45%) nginx
18 24 (0.43%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 446 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 324 (5.81%) MS Office
3 184 (3.30%) MS Project
4 118 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 78 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.22%) Fireworks
8 12 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
8 12 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.072%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.054%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.054%) Simulink
12 2 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.036%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.036%) Windchill
13 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.018%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.018%) Revit
Business Applications
1 135 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
2 106 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 88 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 68 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
5 40 (0.72%) Primavera
6 21 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 20 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
9 18 (0.32%) Teamcenter
10 17 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
10 17 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
11 16 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
12 15 (0.27%) SAP PS
13 14 (0.25%) SAP PP
14 12 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
15 10 (0.18%) SAP ERP
15 10 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
16 9 (0.16%) Summit
16 9 (0.16%) SAP PM
16 9 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (0.99%) Office 365
2 29 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (0.43%) GitHub
5 19 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (0.32%) IaaS
7 17 (0.30%) PaaS
8 15 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.18%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.16%) SaaS
10 9 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 9 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.14%) Google Apps
11 8 (0.14%) HP Helion
12 4 (0.072%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.036%) Taleo
14 1 (0.018%) Boomi
14 1 (0.018%) Symantec.cloud
14 1 (0.018%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.018%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 310 (5.56%) Firewall
2 247 (4.43%) LAN
3 243 (4.36%) WAN
4 168 (3.01%) DNS
5 161 (2.89%) TCP/IP
6 158 (2.83%) SAN
7 108 (1.94%) VPN
8 106 (1.90%) DHCP
9 103 (1.85%) Internet
10 99 (1.78%) Network Security
11 86 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
12 72 (1.29%) MPLS
13 68 (1.22%) LDAP
14 64 (1.15%) HTTP
15 59 (1.06%) OSPF
16 58 (1.04%) IPsec
17 57 (1.02%) SSL
18 53 (0.95%) BGP
19 47 (0.84%) Ethernet
20 45 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 147 (2.64%) Oracle Database
3 112 (2.01%) MySQL
4 108 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
6 78 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 78 (1.40%) MongoDB
7 74 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 72 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
9 65 (1.17%) Relational Database
10 50 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 48 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 43 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 41 (0.74%) NoSQL
14 37 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 36 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
16 26 (0.47%) MS Access
17 24 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
17 24 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 139 (2.49%) Jenkins
2 125 (2.24%) JIRA
3 95 (1.70%) Subversion
4 93 (1.67%) Maven
5 89 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 88 (1.58%) Git (software)
6 88 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 80 (1.43%) Selenium
8 70 (1.26%) SoapUI
9 66 (1.18%) MSI
10 63 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
11 58 (1.04%) Cucumber
12 57 (1.02%) Eclipse
13 50 (0.90%) LoadRunner
14 46 (0.83%) Ant
15 45 (0.81%) ClearCase
15 45 (0.81%) JMeter
16 41 (0.74%) JUnit
17 33 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
18 32 (0.57%) Artifactory
General
1 484 (8.68%) Finance
2 205 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 110 (1.97%) Military
4 104 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 42 (0.75%) Law
6 40 (0.72%) Aerospace
7 38 (0.68%) Legal
8 32 (0.57%) Marketing
9 24 (0.43%) Local Government
10 23 (0.41%) Banking
11 21 (0.38%) Electronics
12 19 (0.34%) Back Office
12 19 (0.34%) Billing
13 16 (0.29%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.27%) Publishing
15 11 (0.20%) Avionics
16 7 (0.13%) Retail
17 4 (0.072%) Games
17 4 (0.072%) Advertising
18 3 (0.054%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 831 (14.91%) Developer
2 665 (11.93%) Analyst
3 437 (7.84%) Architect
4 433 (7.77%) Project Manager
5 425 (7.62%) Consultant
6 225 (4.04%) Java Developer
7 193 (3.46%) Network Engineer
8 181 (3.25%) Test Analyst
9 178 (3.19%) Business Analyst
10 155 (2.78%) Support Engineer
11 141 (2.53%) Software Engineer
12 112 (2.01%) Tester
13 108 (1.94%) Test Manager
14 99 (1.78%) Technical Architect
14 99 (1.78%) Systems Engineer
15 96 (1.72%) Administrator
16 95 (1.70%) DBA
17 93 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
18 89 (1.60%) .NET Developer
19 88 (1.58%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (6.12%) HTML
2 328 (5.88%) .NET
3 325 (5.83%) XML
4 210 (3.77%) Web Services
5 185 (3.32%) CSS
6 154 (2.76%) ASP.NET
7 153 (2.74%) SOAP
8 134 (2.40%) JSP
9 126 (2.26%) Spring
10 124 (2.22%) J2EE
11 119 (2.13%) HTML5
12 83 (1.49%) Middleware
13 77 (1.38%) jQuery
13 77 (1.38%) Apache Camel
14 75 (1.35%) Ajax
15 72 (1.29%) .NET Framework
16 70 (1.26%) REST
16 70 (1.26%) CSS3
17 67 (1.20%) Hibernate
18 65 (1.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 377 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 269 (4.83%) Data Centre
3 226 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 78 (1.40%) User Experience
5 76 (1.36%) PKI
6 56 (1.00%) Clustering
7 53 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 44 (0.79%) CESG
8 44 (0.79%) Economics
8 44 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 43 (0.77%) Replication
10 38 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 33 (0.59%) Blackberry
11 33 (0.59%) Visualisation
12 31 (0.56%) Statistics
12 31 (0.56%) RMADS
13 28 (0.50%) Mainframe
13 28 (0.50%) PMI
14 25 (0.45%) Cryptography
15 24 (0.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1122 (20.13%) Windows
2 615 (11.03%) Linux
3 433 (7.77%) UNIX
4 286 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 242 (4.34%) Windows 7
6 211 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 185 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 126 (2.26%) Windows XP
9 108 (1.94%) Solaris
10 95 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 76 (1.36%) CentOS
12 62 (1.11%) Ubuntu
13 35 (0.63%) AIX
14 27 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 25 (0.45%) HPUX
16 18 (0.32%) Android
17 14 (0.25%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.16%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.14%) Windows 2000
19 8 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 748 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (12.48%) ITIL
3 572 (10.26%) Project Management
4 470 (8.43%) Migration
5 364 (6.53%) PRINCE2
6 298 (5.35%) Service Management
7 287 (5.15%) Scrum
8 268 (4.81%) Configuration Management
9 259 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 221 (3.96%) Software Engineering
11 215 (3.86%) Test Scripting
12 199 (3.57%) Service Delivery
13 197 (3.53%) Change Management
14 180 (3.23%) UML
14 180 (3.23%) CRM
14 180 (3.23%) Incident Management
15 177 (3.17%) Risk Management
16 169 (3.03%) Unit Testing
17 157 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
18 153 (2.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 730 (13.09%) SQL
2 574 (10.30%) Java
3 270 (4.84%) JavaScript
4 247 (4.43%) C#
5 207 (3.71%) C
6 192 (3.44%) PL/SQL
7 178 (3.19%) C++
8 166 (2.98%) PowerShell
9 132 (2.37%) Python
10 124 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 114 (2.04%) Perl
12 69 (1.24%) VB
13 64 (1.15%) VBScript
14 52 (0.93%) Bash Shell
15 48 (0.86%) PHP
16 43 (0.77%) VBA
17 33 (0.59%) Ruby
18 32 (0.57%) T-SQL
19 27 (0.48%) VB.NET
20 22 (0.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5575 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 536 (9.61%) DV Cleared
3 231 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
4 207 (3.71%) Degree
5 191 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 159 (2.85%) ISTQB
7 148 (2.65%) CCNP
8 144 (2.58%) ISEB
9 126 (2.26%) CCNA
10 86 (1.54%) CISSP
11 74 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
12 73 (1.31%) PMI Certification
13 71 (1.27%) MCSE
13 71 (1.27%) MCITP
14 69 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 62 (1.11%) PMP
16 60 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
17 59 (1.06%) MCSA
17 59 (1.06%) APMP
18 57 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (3.16%) SLA
2 129 (2.31%) QA
3 95 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (0.59%) JSP 440
5 18 (0.32%) DO-178B
5 18 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.20%) IEC 61508
7 10 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.16%) P3O
9 8 (0.14%) DO-254
9 8 (0.14%) COBIT
10 7 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.090%) BS25999
11 5 (0.090%) ARP4754
11 5 (0.090%) ARP4761
11 5 (0.090%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.090%) TickIT
12 4 (0.072%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.054%) BS15000
14 2 (0.036%) GPG13
System Software
1 436 (7.82%) Active Directory
2 251 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 84 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 69 (1.24%) vSphere
6 46 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 45 (0.81%) XenApp
8 42 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.39%) vCloud
10 21 (0.38%) Samba
11 20 (0.36%) Docker
12 16 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 14 (0.25%) NFS
13 14 (0.25%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.20%) Firmware
14 11 (0.20%) Xen
15 9 (0.16%) XenServer
15 9 (0.16%) Squid
16 8 (0.14%) Sendmail
16 8 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 150 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
2 131 (2.35%) SCCM
3 96 (1.72%) Puppet
4 67 (1.20%) SCOM
5 65 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 51 (0.91%) OVSD
7 39 (0.70%) WSUS
8 37 (0.66%) OpenView
9 31 (0.56%) Ansible
10 29 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
11 28 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (0.39%) Salt
13 21 (0.38%) ZABBIX
14 19 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 19 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
15 18 (0.32%) NetBackup
15 18 (0.32%) logstash
16 17 (0.30%) SCVMM
17 15 (0.27%) SCOrch
17 15 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 938 (16.83%) Microsoft
2 628 (11.26%) Oracle
3 500 (8.97%) HP
4 457 (8.20%) Cisco
5 424 (7.61%) VMware
6 198 (3.55%) Citrix
7 197 (3.53%) Juniper
8 162 (2.91%) SAP
9 122 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 115 (2.06%) IBM
11 110 (1.97%) CheckPoint
12 104 (1.87%) F5
13 94 (1.69%) McAfee
14 73 (1.31%) NetApp
15 67 (1.20%) Greenplum
16 59 (1.06%) EMC
17 50 (0.90%) Tableau
18 48 (0.86%) Symantec
19 47 (0.84%) Informatica
20 45 (0.81%) Remedy
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