The table below looks at the statistics for Security Cleared in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Cleared over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 17 20 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4154 3625 2417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 7.34% 5.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.19% 37.60% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2189 1695 1145
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 £250 £223 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 170 159
Average hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.61% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £13.35 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+93.05% -34.54%

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
11806 9640 8124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.17% 19.53% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6894 5202 4369
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 452 474
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security 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 Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 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 +4 3710 £400 +5.82% 589
South East +1 1275 £385 +10.00% 193
London -1 927 £450 +5.88% 126
South West 0 645 £425 +6.25% 112
Hampshire 0 614 £368 +5.00% 76
Berkshire +3 308 £400 +6.66% 51
North West +2 292 £400 -10.61% 43
Gloucestershire 0 217 £450 +10.76% 35
Scotland -2 185 £354 -0.27% 15
West Midlands +14 175 £375 +40.18% 33
City of London -33 169 £450 - 41
Wales +7 162 £425 +15.25% 12
Reading +4 160 £360 -10.00% 31
Buckinghamshire +2 160 £343 +11.36% 20
Wiltshire +2 150 £400 - 38
Hook 0 125 £333 -5.00% 3
East Midlands +17 117 £350 -6.66% 12
Milton Keynes -1 116 £347 +12.81% 13
East of England -9 111 £402 +7.06% 33
Bristol +4 110 £384 +6.59% 21
Surrey +18 108 £450 +20.00% 26
North East -2 95 £325 +32.65% 4
Glasgow +13 89 £390 -2.50% 7
South Wales +6 86 £438 +16.66% 8
Tyne and Wear 0 86 £325 +33.19% 4
Devon +6 85 £438 +16.66% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 83 £325 +33.19% 4
Yorkshire +2 78 £335 +11.66% 25
Lancashire +1 78 £400 +14.28% 5
Cheshire +1 67 £385 -21.42% 7

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 6095 (68.40%) SC Cleared
2 1954 (21.93%) Windows
3 1763 (19.78%) DV Cleared
4 1680 (18.85%) Microsoft
5 1279 (14.35%) ITIL
6 1241 (13.93%) Oracle
7 1221 (13.70%) SQL
8 1148 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
9 1040 (11.67%) Linux
10 919 (10.31%) Java
11 894 (10.03%) Project Management
12 858 (9.63%) VMware
13 840 (9.43%) MS Excel
14 813 (9.12%) Active Directory
15 763 (8.56%) HP
16 748 (8.39%) Finance
17 723 (8.11%) UNIX
18 654 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
19 623 (6.99%) Cisco
20 596 (6.69%) SQL Server
21 593 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
22 580 (6.51%) .NET
23 573 (6.43%) Migration
24 524 (5.88%) Configuration Management
25 519 (5.82%) MS Office
26 505 (5.67%) Firewall
26 505 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
27 502 (5.63%) Service Management
28 496 (5.57%) PRINCE2
29 493 (5.53%) Windows 7

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 416 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 281 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 221 (2.48%) WebLogic
4 143 (1.60%) JBoss
5 123 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 119 (1.34%) IIS
7 114 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 99 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 99 (1.11%) Apache
9 94 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 89 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
11 77 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 61 (0.68%) Lync
13 55 (0.62%) Tomcat
14 53 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
14 53 (0.59%) CMS
14 53 (0.59%) Confluence
15 51 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
16 44 (0.49%) OpenStack
17 41 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 840 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 519 (5.82%) MS Office
3 284 (3.19%) MS Project
4 100 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 78 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 44 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 15 (0.17%) SPSS
9 13 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
10 10 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 9 (0.10%) Fireworks
11 9 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.079%) Simulink
13 4 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.045%) Mingle
14 3 (0.034%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.034%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.022%) Stateflow
15 2 (0.022%) S-PLUS
15 2 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 279 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 167 (1.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 105 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 97 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
5 54 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
6 45 (0.50%) Summit
7 35 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
8 34 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 30 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
10 29 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
11 25 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
12 23 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
13 17 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
13 17 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
14 16 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 15 (0.17%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
16 14 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
17 13 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
18 12 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 80 (0.90%) PaaS
2 46 (0.52%) Office 365
3 44 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 42 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 35 (0.39%) SaaS
6 30 (0.34%) IaaS
7 15 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 11 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 9 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (0.045%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.034%) GitHub
12 2 (0.022%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.022%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.022%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 505 (5.67%) Firewall
2 329 (3.69%) LAN
3 322 (3.61%) WAN
4 292 (3.28%) SAN
5 273 (3.06%) DNS
6 264 (2.96%) TCP/IP
7 186 (2.09%) Internet
8 174 (1.95%) DHCP
9 162 (1.82%) Network Security
10 147 (1.65%) VPN
11 145 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
12 108 (1.21%) SSL
13 94 (1.05%) LDAP
14 88 (0.99%) HTTP
15 84 (0.94%) OSPF
16 70 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
17 64 (0.72%) IPsec
18 63 (0.71%) MPLS
19 61 (0.68%) VoIP
20 60 (0.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 370 (4.15%) Oracle Database
3 173 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
4 140 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 132 (1.48%) MongoDB
6 128 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 120 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 116 (1.30%) MySQL
9 114 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 107 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
11 102 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
12 89 (1.00%) NoSQL
13 71 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
14 65 (0.73%) Big Data
15 64 (0.72%) RDBMS
15 64 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
16 57 (0.64%) MS Access
17 56 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
18 54 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
18 54 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 246 (2.76%) Subversion
2 224 (2.51%) Jenkins
3 201 (2.26%) JIRA
4 180 (2.02%) Maven
5 179 (2.01%) Git (software)
6 158 (1.77%) ClearCase
7 145 (1.63%) Visual Studio
8 141 (1.58%) Ant
9 112 (1.26%) Selenium
10 109 (1.22%) JUnit
11 104 (1.17%) Eclipse
12 101 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 95 (1.07%) MSI
14 87 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
15 75 (0.84%) LoadRunner
16 66 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
17 61 (0.68%) ClearQuest
18 60 (0.67%) Cucumber
19 57 (0.64%) StarTeam
20 55 (0.62%) NUnit
General
1 748 (8.39%) Finance
2 426 (4.78%) Telecoms
3 155 (1.74%) Military
4 116 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 66 (0.74%) Publishing
6 59 (0.66%) Law
6 59 (0.66%) Marketing
7 52 (0.58%) Legal
8 41 (0.46%) Back Office
9 38 (0.43%) Local Government
10 34 (0.38%) Electronics
10 34 (0.38%) Banking
11 32 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 29 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 26 (0.29%) Billing
14 24 (0.27%) Retail
15 17 (0.19%) Avionics
16 7 (0.079%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.079%) Advertising
17 3 (0.034%) Games
Job Titles
1 1279 (14.35%) Developer
2 974 (10.93%) Analyst
3 739 (8.29%) Architect
4 699 (7.84%) Consultant
5 575 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 311 (3.49%) Java Developer
7 244 (2.74%) Support Engineer
8 232 (2.60%) Network Engineer
9 230 (2.58%) Business Analyst
10 210 (2.36%) Administrator
11 202 (2.27%) Test Analyst
12 172 (1.93%) Software Engineer
13 161 (1.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 160 (1.80%) DBA
15 153 (1.72%) Service Manager
16 151 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
17 149 (1.67%) Tester
18 141 (1.58%) Designer
19 128 (1.44%) Service Analyst
19 128 (1.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (6.51%) .NET
2 456 (5.12%) HTML
3 382 (4.29%) XML
4 295 (3.31%) ASP.NET
5 290 (3.25%) Web Services
6 272 (3.05%) CSS
7 213 (2.39%) J2EE
8 209 (2.35%) JSP
9 150 (1.68%) Spring
10 149 (1.67%) Middleware
11 142 (1.59%) jQuery
12 120 (1.35%) Hibernate
13 110 (1.23%) .NET Framework
14 100 (1.12%) HTML5
15 96 (1.08%) SOAP
16 85 (0.95%) CSS3
17 84 (0.94%) JSON
18 79 (0.89%) Java EE
19 73 (0.82%) Ajax
20 70 (0.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 654 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 312 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 229 (2.57%) Open Source
4 166 (1.86%) PKI
5 140 (1.57%) Clustering
6 111 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 97 (1.09%) User Experience
8 90 (1.01%) CESG
9 76 (0.85%) Replication
9 76 (0.85%) Blackberry
9 76 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 70 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 69 (0.77%) NHS
12 68 (0.76%) Economics
13 54 (0.61%) Visualisation
14 53 (0.59%) Smart Meter
15 49 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
16 46 (0.52%) RMADS
17 44 (0.49%) GIS
18 41 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1954 (21.93%) Windows
2 1040 (11.67%) Linux
3 723 (8.11%) UNIX
4 593 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 493 (5.53%) Windows 7
6 425 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 240 (2.69%) Windows XP
8 238 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 213 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 183 (2.05%) Solaris
11 104 (1.17%) CentOS
12 89 (1.00%) Ubuntu
13 82 (0.92%) Windows 8
14 75 (0.84%) Windows Vista
15 73 (0.82%) AIX
16 45 (0.50%) HPUX
17 31 (0.35%) Android
18 29 (0.33%) Windows 2000
19 27 (0.30%) Mac OS X
20 26 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1279 (14.35%) ITIL
2 1148 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
3 894 (10.03%) Project Management
4 573 (6.43%) Migration
5 524 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 502 (5.63%) Service Management
7 496 (5.57%) PRINCE2
8 413 (4.63%) Service Delivery
9 407 (4.57%) Change Management
10 396 (4.44%) Scrum
11 362 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 318 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
13 305 (3.42%) Test Scripting
14 296 (3.32%) Software Engineering
15 294 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
16 279 (3.13%) Risk Management
17 264 (2.96%) CRM
18 257 (2.88%) OO
19 237 (2.66%) Incident Management
20 227 (2.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1221 (13.70%) SQL
2 919 (10.31%) Java
3 480 (5.39%) JavaScript
4 446 (5.01%) C#
5 400 (4.49%) C
6 370 (4.15%) PL/SQL
7 323 (3.62%) PowerShell
8 286 (3.21%) Python
9 276 (3.10%) C++
10 209 (2.35%) Shell Script
11 194 (2.18%) Bash Shell
12 170 (1.91%) Ruby
13 160 (1.80%) Perl
14 129 (1.45%) VB
14 129 (1.45%) VBA
15 117 (1.31%) VBScript
16 115 (1.29%) PHP
17 67 (0.75%) VB.NET
18 63 (0.71%) T-SQL
19 36 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6095 (68.40%) SC Cleared
2 1763 (19.78%) DV Cleared
3 370 (4.15%) Degree
4 328 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 327 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
6 251 (2.82%) ISTQB
7 219 (2.46%) VCP4
8 202 (2.27%) ISEB
9 176 (1.98%) CCNP
10 170 (1.91%) MCSE
11 168 (1.89%) CISSP
12 165 (1.85%) BC Cleared
13 162 (1.82%) CCNA
14 130 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 126 (1.41%) MCP
16 116 (1.30%) MCITP
17 107 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
18 103 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
19 97 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 82 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (3.13%) SLA
2 183 (2.05%) QA
3 116 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 73 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 68 (0.76%) JSP 440
6 43 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 43 (0.48%) ISO 14001
7 21 (0.24%) COBIT
8 16 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.16%) DO-178B
9 14 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 11 (0.12%) DO-254
11 9 (0.10%) P3O
12 8 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.090%) BS15000
13 7 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.067%) IEC 61508
15 5 (0.056%) BS7799
15 5 (0.056%) TickIT
16 3 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 813 (9.12%) Active Directory
2 505 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 173 (1.94%) vSphere
5 119 (1.34%) XenApp
6 91 (1.02%) VMware ESX
7 82 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 65 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 61 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 60 (0.67%) XenDesktop
11 52 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
12 37 (0.42%) Firmware
13 34 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
14 26 (0.29%) Samba
15 25 (0.28%) XenServer
16 23 (0.26%) vCloud
17 18 (0.20%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.18%) NFS
18 16 (0.18%) Nmap
19 12 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 279 (3.13%) SCCM
2 215 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 214 (2.40%) Puppet
4 205 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
5 94 (1.05%) SCOM
6 83 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 78 (0.88%) Ansible
8 60 (0.67%) Tivoli
9 53 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 47 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 47 (0.53%) OpenView
10 47 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
11 43 (0.48%) Backup Exec
12 40 (0.45%) NetBackup
12 40 (0.45%) Netcool
13 37 (0.42%) OVSD
14 29 (0.33%) WSUS
14 29 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
15 26 (0.29%) Vagrant
16 24 (0.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1680 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 1241 (13.93%) Oracle
3 858 (9.63%) VMware
4 763 (8.56%) HP
5 623 (6.99%) Cisco
6 431 (4.84%) Citrix
7 252 (2.83%) Red Hat
8 207 (2.32%) McAfee
9 198 (2.22%) Juniper
10 176 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 158 (1.77%) IBM
12 151 (1.69%) SAP
13 131 (1.47%) F5
14 122 (1.37%) Remedy
15 106 (1.19%) NetApp
16 83 (0.93%) CA
17 78 (0.88%) EMC
17 78 (0.88%) Lumension
18 71 (0.80%) Google
19 69 (0.77%) Symantec
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