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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 30 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2727 1967 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.14% 3.87% 3.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.95% 21.77% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 1011 1044
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £366 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 117 166
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £13.00 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -7.77%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10117 9034 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.06% 17.76% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5715 4861 5051
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 498 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 2248 £393 +4.66% 284
South East +1 792 £377 +1.89% 95
London +43 507 £435 +2.35% 69
Hampshire +1 441 £375 +7.14% 41
South West +1 351 £375 - 54
Scotland +43 276 £330 -14.83% 8
North West +12 164 £350 -12.50% 22
Berkshire -8 160 £400 -3.03% 31
West Midlands +4 146 £400 +8.47% 8
Wales +5 136 £425 +13.33% 13
Somerset +7 126 £375 +7.14% 7
Renfrewshire 0 123 £330 -14.56% 2
Erskine 0 123 £330 -14.56% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 114 £350 +7.69% 2
Gosport 0 111 £450 +3.44% 9
City of London -19 101 £400 -10.11% 19
Milton Keynes +6 99 £350 +11.11% 2
Reading +9 96 £400 -8.57% 13
East of England +33 89 £375 +40.18% 21
South Wales +5 86 £448 +11.87% 11
Glasgow +32 75 £338 -3.57% 5
East Midlands +15 71 £340 +2.68% 3
Birmingham +7 70 £431 +4.54% 4
Hook 0 68 £325 -1.40%
North East +8 64 £350 -27.46% 3
Gloucestershire +14 61 £388 -18.42% 10
Wiltshire -8 58 £280 -34.11% 12
Cheshire +17 56 £280 -23.80% 4
Lancashire +12 56 £350 -9.67% 5
Tyne and Wear +5 50 £350 -28.57% 1

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5805 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1318 (22.70%) Windows
3 1220 (21.02%) Microsoft
4 884 (15.23%) Oracle
5 702 (12.09%) SQL
6 685 (11.80%) ITIL
7 667 (11.49%) HP
8 567 (9.77%) Project Management
9 532 (9.16%) Active Directory
10 513 (8.84%) MS Excel
11 496 (8.54%) .NET
12 480 (8.27%) DV Cleared
13 473 (8.15%) Finance
14 458 (7.89%) UNIX
15 441 (7.60%) SQL Server
16 440 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 426 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
18 402 (6.93%) Linux
19 401 (6.91%) VMware
20 387 (6.67%) SharePoint
21 384 (6.61%) PRINCE2
22 369 (6.36%) Java
23 368 (6.34%) Citrix
24 361 (6.22%) Windows 7
25 360 (6.20%) ISTQB
26 359 (6.18%) C#
27 342 (5.89%) Cisco
28 338 (5.82%) MS Office
29 328 (5.65%) Migration
30 311 (5.36%) Service Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 387 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 219 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 94 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 88 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
5 75 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 72 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 71 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 68 (1.17%) IIS
8 68 (1.17%) Apache
9 64 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
10 58 (1.00%) Lync
11 54 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 51 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 51 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
13 43 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
14 41 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 28 (0.48%) Confluence
16 26 (0.45%) Tomcat
17 25 (0.43%) MS Project Server
18 23 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 513 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 338 (5.82%) MS Office
3 229 (3.94%) MS Project
4 76 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 68 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.17%) Simulink
9 8 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
11 6 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
11 6 (0.10%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.069%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.069%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.052%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.034%) Windchill
14 2 (0.034%) SPSS
14 2 (0.034%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.017%) Photoshop
15 1 (0.017%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 214 (3.69%) Oracle EBS
2 101 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 97 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 76 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
5 40 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
6 33 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
7 32 (0.55%) TRIRIGA
7 32 (0.55%) Summit
8 31 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 24 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
10 23 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
11 22 (0.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 20 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
13 15 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
13 15 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
13 15 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
14 13 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
14 13 (0.22%) assyst
15 12 (0.21%) ResourceLink
16 11 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 27 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 24 (0.41%) SaaS
2 24 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.31%) PaaS
4 17 (0.29%) IaaS
5 13 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.052%) Office 365
7 1 (0.017%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 257 (4.43%) SAN
2 235 (4.05%) LAN
3 233 (4.01%) DNS
4 221 (3.81%) Firewall
5 192 (3.31%) WAN
6 182 (3.14%) TCP/IP
7 155 (2.67%) DHCP
8 102 (1.76%) VPN
9 87 (1.50%) Network Security
10 66 (1.14%) LDAP
11 64 (1.10%) Internet
12 62 (1.07%) NAS
13 60 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (0.90%) SSL
15 49 (0.84%) HTTP
16 46 (0.79%) Wireless
17 44 (0.76%) VoIP
18 43 (0.74%) MPLS
18 43 (0.74%) VLAN
19 42 (0.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 222 (3.82%) Oracle Database
3 140 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
4 112 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 100 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 95 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 89 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 76 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
9 74 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 70 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 70 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 64 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
12 59 (1.02%) MySQL
13 54 (0.93%) RDBMS
14 51 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
15 49 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 32 (0.55%) DB2
17 27 (0.47%) DTS
18 26 (0.45%) Big Data
19 25 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 127 (2.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 86 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 86 (1.48%) Selenium
3 72 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 70 (1.21%) LoadRunner
5 68 (1.17%) Subversion
6 66 (1.14%) Visual Studio
6 66 (1.14%) MSI
7 61 (1.05%) JIRA
8 53 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
9 46 (0.79%) JUnit
9 46 (0.79%) JMeter
9 46 (0.79%) Maven
10 34 (0.59%) WebDriver
10 34 (0.59%) Git (software)
11 30 (0.52%) Ant
12 28 (0.48%) NUnit
12 28 (0.48%) Eclipse
12 28 (0.48%) TestDirector
13 27 (0.47%) ClearCase
General
1 473 (8.15%) Finance
2 221 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 136 (2.34%) Military
4 84 (1.45%) Back Office
5 50 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 41 (0.71%) Legal
7 32 (0.55%) Publishing
8 20 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 20 (0.34%) Front Office
9 19 (0.33%) Local Government
10 17 (0.29%) Banking
10 17 (0.29%) Marketing
11 16 (0.28%) Electronics
12 15 (0.26%) Avionics
13 12 (0.21%) Billing
13 12 (0.21%) General Ledger
14 11 (0.19%) Retail
15 10 (0.17%) Law
16 9 (0.16%) Automotive
17 4 (0.069%) French Language
Job Titles
1 688 (11.85%) Analyst
2 635 (10.94%) Developer
3 480 (8.27%) Consultant
4 430 (7.41%) Architect
5 382 (6.58%) Project Manager
6 206 (3.55%) Test Analyst
7 203 (3.50%) Support Engineer
8 174 (3.00%) Tester
9 142 (2.45%) Administrator
10 141 (2.43%) Network Engineer
11 135 (2.33%) Desktop Support
12 134 (2.31%) Desktop Engineer
13 129 (2.22%) Business Analyst
14 127 (2.19%) Test Manager
15 121 (2.08%) DBA
16 114 (1.96%) Wintel Engineer
17 112 (1.93%) Java Developer
18 99 (1.71%) Solutions Architect
19 95 (1.64%) Technical Architect
20 92 (1.58%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 496 (8.54%) .NET
2 281 (4.84%) HTML
3 272 (4.69%) ASP.NET
4 221 (3.81%) JSP
5 184 (3.17%) XML
6 182 (3.14%) Web Services
7 115 (1.98%) Middleware
8 112 (1.93%) CSS
9 84 (1.45%) Spring
10 77 (1.33%) .NET Framework
11 50 (0.86%) Application Packaging
11 50 (0.86%) J2EE
12 49 (0.84%) HTML5
13 48 (0.83%) REST
14 42 (0.72%) CSS3
15 39 (0.67%) Software Packaging
16 36 (0.62%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 36 (0.62%) Hibernate
17 35 (0.60%) jQuery
18 34 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 197 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 155 (2.67%) Open Source
3 107 (1.84%) Blackberry
4 103 (1.77%) Clustering
5 71 (1.22%) CESG
6 68 (1.17%) Replication
7 65 (1.12%) PKI
8 55 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 54 (0.93%) CMDB
10 52 (0.90%) Fat Client
10 52 (0.90%) Thin Client
11 50 (0.86%) Statistics
12 48 (0.83%) RMADS
13 40 (0.69%) GIS
14 37 (0.64%) Economics
15 32 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
16 29 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (0.45%) Data Integration
18 22 (0.38%) Visualisation
19 21 (0.36%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1318 (22.70%) Windows
2 458 (7.89%) UNIX
3 440 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 426 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 402 (6.93%) Linux
6 361 (6.22%) Windows 7
7 309 (5.32%) Windows XP
8 108 (1.86%) Solaris
9 78 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 67 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 66 (1.14%) Windows 2000
12 57 (0.98%) Windows Vista
13 48 (0.83%) AIX
14 31 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 31 (0.53%) CentOS
15 26 (0.45%) Android
16 20 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 20 (0.34%) HPUX
17 13 (0.22%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (11.80%) ITIL
2 567 (9.77%) Project Management
3 384 (6.61%) PRINCE2
4 328 (5.65%) Migration
5 311 (5.36%) Service Management
6 310 (5.34%) Test Scripting
7 288 (4.96%) CRM
8 256 (4.41%) Configuration Management
9 252 (4.34%) Service Delivery
10 250 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
11 248 (4.27%) Scrum
12 206 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 192 (3.31%) Change Management
14 182 (3.14%) Workflow
15 159 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 153 (2.64%) Software Testing
17 149 (2.57%) Risk Management
18 147 (2.53%) Software Engineering
19 128 (2.20%) Test Strategy
20 120 (2.07%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 702 (12.09%) SQL
2 369 (6.36%) Java
3 359 (6.18%) C#
4 308 (5.31%) JavaScript
5 202 (3.48%) C
6 169 (2.91%) PowerShell
7 166 (2.86%) VB
8 151 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 87 (1.50%) T-SQL
10 85 (1.46%) VBScript
11 82 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 79 (1.36%) C++
13 60 (1.03%) VB.NET
14 59 (1.02%) PHP
15 55 (0.95%) VBA
16 53 (0.91%) Perl
17 50 (0.86%) Python
18 44 (0.76%) Ruby
19 22 (0.38%) Bash Shell
20 20 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5805 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 480 (8.27%) DV Cleared
3 360 (6.20%) ISTQB
4 182 (3.14%) ISEB
5 172 (2.96%) Degree
6 167 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
7 161 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 152 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 140 (2.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 91 (1.57%) MCP
11 90 (1.55%) CCNP
12 89 (1.53%) CCNA
13 80 (1.38%) MCSE
14 75 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 75 (1.29%) CTC Cleared
15 70 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 64 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
17 53 (0.91%) MCITP
18 44 (0.76%) CISSP
19 42 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (4.01%) SLA
2 183 (3.15%) QA
3 52 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (0.83%) JSP 440
5 47 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 32 (0.55%) ISO 14001
7 17 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 16 (0.28%) COBIT
9 13 (0.22%) P3O
9 13 (0.22%) DO-178B
10 11 (0.19%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.16%) BS15000
12 4 (0.069%) BS7799
13 2 (0.034%) BS25999
13 2 (0.034%) ISO 9000
14 1 (0.017%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.017%) WCAG
14 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 532 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 257 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 122 (2.10%) XenApp
5 97 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 73 (1.26%) vSphere
7 58 (1.00%) VMware ESX
8 49 (0.84%) XenDesktop
9 42 (0.72%) NFS
10 31 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 30 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 30 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (0.52%) ISA Server
12 29 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
13 27 (0.47%) Terminal Services
14 25 (0.43%) Nmap
14 25 (0.43%) XenServer
15 22 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 19 (0.33%) vCloud
17 14 (0.24%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 218 (3.76%) SCCM
2 179 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
3 116 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 57 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 52 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
6 43 (0.74%) WSUS
7 42 (0.72%) SCOM
8 34 (0.59%) Netcool
9 32 (0.55%) OpenView
9 32 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 32 (0.55%) NetBackup
9 32 (0.55%) Backup Exec
10 30 (0.52%) Tivoli
11 28 (0.48%) Puppet
12 27 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
12 27 (0.47%) Data Guard
13 26 (0.45%) Nessus
14 23 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
15 21 (0.36%) OVSD
16 15 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1220 (21.02%) Microsoft
2 884 (15.23%) Oracle
3 667 (11.49%) HP
4 401 (6.91%) VMware
5 368 (6.34%) Citrix
6 342 (5.89%) Cisco
7 130 (2.24%) SAP
8 125 (2.15%) McAfee
9 116 (2.00%) IBM
10 113 (1.95%) Red Hat
11 111 (1.91%) CheckPoint
12 106 (1.83%) Juniper
13 87 (1.50%) EMC
14 71 (1.22%) CA
15 68 (1.17%) Remedy
16 66 (1.14%) F5
16 66 (1.14%) Dell
17 65 (1.12%) Symantec
18 61 (1.05%) AppSense
19 60 (1.03%) NetApp
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