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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 30 38 51
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2816 2255 1506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.55% 4.63% 3.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.55% 24.79% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1107 731
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 88 110
Average hourly rate £18.60 £18.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £13.49 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -28.00%

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
10220 9096 8066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.13% 18.69% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5946 4944 4255
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 427 565
Average hourly rate £19.35 £18.55 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -19.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 +7 2436 £395 +5.33% 327
South East +5 973 £375 +4.52% 134
London -4 541 £425 - 63
Hampshire 0 539 £370 +5.71% 59
South West -2 374 £388 - 65
Scotland +8 184 £350 -6.66% 9
Berkshire +2 181 £425 +15.64% 41
North West +7 177 £375 -16.20% 24
West Midlands +31 134 £300 -6.25% 16
Buckinghamshire +12 132 £350 -10.25% 7
Wales +8 129 £450 +25.69% 15
Milton Keynes +12 106 £350 -10.25% 6
Gosport -1 100 £440 +25.71% 4
Hook 0 97 £323 -2.27% 4
Wiltshire -4 84 £375 -6.25% 11
Surrey +4 80 £425 +13.33% 11
Gloucestershire -2 77 £400 -3.03% 17
East of England -18 77 £403 +18.38% 7
Devon +13 75 £425 -
South Wales +11 73 £450 +22.44% 13
Bristol -2 73 £365 +1.38% 17
City of London -53 72 £419 -4.01% 18
Reading +6 68 £350 -12.50% 25
North East -2 65 £350 +50.53% 2
Cheshire +8 62 £275 -46.07% 1
Basingstoke +24 61 £310 +5.89% 3
Glasgow +4 57 £350 +7.69% 5
Tyne and Wear +1 57 £352 +64.85% 1
Exeter +6 54 £413 -2.94%
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 54 £350 +64.12% 1

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6086 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1301 (21.38%) Windows
3 1243 (20.42%) Microsoft
4 964 (15.84%) ITIL
5 807 (13.26%) Oracle
6 786 (12.91%) SQL
7 676 (11.11%) Linux
8 652 (10.71%) Project Management
9 621 (10.20%) HP
10 571 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
11 563 (9.25%) VMware
12 561 (9.22%) MS Excel
13 551 (9.05%) DV Cleared
14 538 (8.84%) Active Directory
15 512 (8.41%) Java
16 488 (8.02%) Finance
17 483 (7.94%) Cisco
18 476 (7.82%) UNIX
19 427 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
20 409 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
21 406 (6.67%) Service Management
22 401 (6.59%) MS Office
23 399 (6.56%) .NET
24 392 (6.44%) Firewall
25 363 (5.96%) PRINCE2
26 347 (5.70%) SharePoint
27 346 (5.69%) Windows 7
28 342 (5.62%) SQL Server
29 341 (5.60%) Configuration Management
30 338 (5.55%) Citrix

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 347 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 227 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 135 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 106 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 98 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 80 (1.31%) IIS
6 80 (1.31%) JBoss
7 79 (1.30%) Apache
8 74 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 66 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
10 58 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 56 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 49 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
13 44 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
14 40 (0.66%) Lync
15 36 (0.59%) Confluence
16 34 (0.56%) Tomcat
17 31 (0.51%) MS Project Server
18 27 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
19 26 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 561 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 401 (6.59%) MS Office
3 250 (4.11%) MS Project
4 76 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 22 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.25%) SPSS
8 9 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
9 6 (0.099%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.082%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.082%) Simulink
11 3 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.049%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.033%) Windchill
12 2 (0.033%) Stateflow
12 2 (0.033%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.016%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.016%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 241 (3.96%) Oracle EBS
2 126 (2.07%) Oracle EBS R12
3 65 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 64 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
5 53 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
6 42 (0.69%) Summit
7 40 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
8 33 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
9 32 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
10 28 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 25 (0.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 25 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
12 20 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
13 16 (0.26%) assyst
14 14 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
14 14 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
15 12 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
16 10 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
17 9 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
17 9 (0.15%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 59 (0.97%) PaaS
2 29 (0.48%) Office 365
3 26 (0.43%) IaaS
4 20 (0.33%) SaaS
5 19 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.099%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (0.082%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.082%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.016%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.016%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.016%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.016%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 392 (6.44%) Firewall
2 294 (4.83%) LAN
3 269 (4.42%) WAN
4 251 (4.12%) SAN
5 223 (3.66%) DNS
6 190 (3.12%) TCP/IP
7 148 (2.43%) DHCP
8 144 (2.37%) Network Security
9 120 (1.97%) VPN
10 107 (1.76%) Internet
11 106 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
12 91 (1.50%) SSL
13 75 (1.23%) LDAP
13 75 (1.23%) OSPF
14 74 (1.22%) MPLS
15 61 (1.00%) IPsec
16 60 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
17 47 (0.77%) Wireless
18 46 (0.76%) NAS
19 45 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 223 (3.66%) Oracle Database
3 164 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
4 90 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 85 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 75 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 74 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 67 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 64 (1.05%) MySQL
10 56 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
11 55 (0.90%) MongoDB
12 52 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
12 52 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
13 50 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 49 (0.81%) MS Access
15 46 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
16 41 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 40 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 35 (0.58%) RDBMS
19 29 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 169 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 134 (2.20%) Subversion
3 118 (1.94%) Maven
4 115 (1.89%) JIRA
5 95 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 83 (1.36%) Visual Studio
7 78 (1.28%) ClearCase
8 77 (1.27%) Selenium
9 76 (1.25%) JUnit
10 69 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 68 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
12 63 (1.04%) Ant
13 57 (0.94%) Eclipse
14 44 (0.72%) ClearQuest
15 41 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
16 40 (0.66%) NUnit
16 40 (0.66%) GoogleTest
17 39 (0.64%) CppUnit
18 36 (0.59%) JMeter
18 36 (0.59%) LoadRunner
General
1 488 (8.02%) Finance
2 324 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 118 (1.94%) Military
4 78 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 43 (0.71%) Publishing
6 41 (0.67%) Law
7 38 (0.62%) Legal
8 37 (0.61%) Back Office
9 33 (0.54%) Local Government
10 31 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 31 (0.51%) Aerospace
11 28 (0.46%) Marketing
12 26 (0.43%) Billing
13 22 (0.36%) Electronics
14 17 (0.28%) Retail
15 16 (0.26%) Banking
16 14 (0.23%) Avionics
17 7 (0.12%) Advertising
18 5 (0.082%) Multimedia
19 2 (0.033%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 771 (12.67%) Developer
2 648 (10.65%) Analyst
3 496 (8.15%) Consultant
4 474 (7.79%) Architect
5 427 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 184 (3.02%) Support Engineer
7 172 (2.83%) Network Engineer
8 160 (2.63%) Java Developer
9 148 (2.43%) Administrator
10 132 (2.17%) Test Analyst
11 124 (2.04%) Service Manager
12 112 (1.84%) Desktop Support
12 112 (1.84%) Support Analyst
13 110 (1.81%) Business Analyst
14 108 (1.77%) Service Analyst
15 106 (1.74%) Tester
16 103 (1.69%) Software Engineer
16 103 (1.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 101 (1.66%) Solutions Architect
18 99 (1.63%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (6.56%) .NET
2 305 (5.01%) HTML
3 245 (4.03%) ASP.NET
4 240 (3.94%) XML
5 203 (3.34%) JSP
6 169 (2.78%) Web Services
7 148 (2.43%) CSS
8 107 (1.76%) J2EE
9 99 (1.63%) Spring
10 88 (1.45%) Middleware
11 79 (1.30%) jQuery
12 67 (1.10%) Hibernate
13 64 (1.05%) .NET Framework
14 58 (0.95%) SOAP
15 55 (0.90%) Ajax
16 53 (0.87%) HTML5
17 51 (0.84%) JSON
18 45 (0.74%) WCF
18 45 (0.74%) CSS3
19 43 (0.71%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 427 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 213 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 139 (2.28%) Open Source
4 110 (1.81%) PKI
5 107 (1.76%) Clustering
6 97 (1.59%) CESG
7 90 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 85 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 68 (1.12%) Replication
10 52 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
10 52 (0.85%) Economics
11 50 (0.82%) Smart Meter
12 48 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
13 47 (0.77%) RMADS
14 46 (0.76%) Client/Server
15 41 (0.67%) User Experience
16 32 (0.53%) CMDB
16 32 (0.53%) PDA
17 27 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
18 25 (0.41%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1301 (21.38%) Windows
2 676 (11.11%) Linux
3 476 (7.82%) UNIX
4 409 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 346 (5.69%) Windows 7
6 317 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 195 (3.20%) Windows XP
8 153 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 127 (2.09%) Solaris
10 120 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 82 (1.35%) CentOS
12 63 (1.04%) Ubuntu
13 58 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 46 (0.76%) AIX
15 40 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 33 (0.54%) HPUX
17 27 (0.44%) VMS
17 27 (0.44%) Windows 2000
18 25 (0.41%) Android
19 15 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 964 (15.84%) ITIL
2 652 (10.71%) Project Management
3 571 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 406 (6.67%) Service Management
5 363 (5.96%) PRINCE2
6 341 (5.60%) Configuration Management
7 328 (5.39%) Migration
8 298 (4.90%) Change Management
9 286 (4.70%) Service Delivery
10 251 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 235 (3.86%) Scrum
12 208 (3.42%) Risk Management
12 208 (3.42%) Test Scripting
13 201 (3.30%) CRM
14 198 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
15 190 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
16 188 (3.09%) Incident Management
17 168 (2.76%) Workflow
17 168 (2.76%) Information Security
18 153 (2.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 786 (12.91%) SQL
2 512 (8.41%) Java
3 313 (5.14%) JavaScript
4 269 (4.42%) C#
5 251 (4.12%) C
6 202 (3.32%) PL/SQL
7 197 (3.24%) PowerShell
8 167 (2.74%) C++
9 122 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 117 (1.92%) Python
11 100 (1.64%) Perl
12 95 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 93 (1.53%) Ruby
14 86 (1.41%) VBA
14 86 (1.41%) VB
15 85 (1.40%) VBScript
15 85 (1.40%) PHP
16 55 (0.90%) T-SQL
17 33 (0.54%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6086 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 551 (9.05%) DV Cleared
3 291 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
4 253 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 253 (4.16%) Degree
5 230 (3.78%) ISTQB
6 171 (2.81%) CCNP
7 158 (2.60%) ISEB
8 146 (2.40%) CISSP
9 145 (2.38%) CCNA
10 138 (2.27%) MCSE
11 105 (1.73%) MCP
12 101 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 91 (1.50%) MCITP
14 74 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 74 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
15 70 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 67 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
17 56 (0.92%) PMI Certification
17 56 (0.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (4.16%) SLA
2 114 (1.87%) QA
3 75 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 53 (0.87%) JSP 440
6 43 (0.71%) ISO 14001
7 26 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.31%) COBIT
9 17 (0.28%) DO-178B
10 11 (0.18%) DO-254
10 11 (0.18%) ISO 9000
11 10 (0.16%) BS15000
11 10 (0.16%) BS7799
12 8 (0.13%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.082%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.066%) TickIT
14 4 (0.066%) GPG13
14 4 (0.066%) P3O
15 3 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 2 (0.033%) GAAP
System Software
1 538 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 332 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (2.20%) vSphere
4 109 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 81 (1.33%) VMware ESX
6 59 (0.97%) XenApp
7 42 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
9 39 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (0.53%) Firmware
11 30 (0.49%) XenDesktop
12 28 (0.46%) XenServer
13 25 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
14 20 (0.33%) Nmap
15 19 (0.31%) Samba
16 17 (0.28%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.25%) vCloud
18 13 (0.21%) VMware Server
19 10 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
20 8 (0.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 171 (2.81%) SCCM
2 149 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
3 133 (2.19%) Puppet
4 105 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 69 (1.13%) SCOM
6 63 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 56 (0.92%) Ansible
8 55 (0.90%) Tivoli
9 48 (0.79%) Backup Exec
10 45 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 37 (0.61%) OpenView
12 36 (0.59%) Netcool
12 36 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
13 34 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
13 34 (0.56%) NetBackup
14 27 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 25 (0.41%) Nessus
16 24 (0.39%) ARCserve
17 22 (0.36%) OVSD
17 22 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1243 (20.42%) Microsoft
2 807 (13.26%) Oracle
3 621 (10.20%) HP
4 563 (9.25%) VMware
5 483 (7.94%) Cisco
6 338 (5.55%) Citrix
7 182 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 149 (2.45%) Juniper
9 145 (2.38%) McAfee
10 132 (2.17%) CheckPoint
11 113 (1.86%) IBM
12 109 (1.79%) Remedy
13 87 (1.43%) SAP
14 81 (1.33%) F5
15 79 (1.30%) CA
16 66 (1.08%) Symantec
17 62 (1.02%) NetApp
18 57 (0.94%) Cognos
19 54 (0.89%) EMC
20 50 (0.82%) BMC
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