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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 18 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4257 2529 3109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.39% 4.79% 5.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.34% 27.77% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2343 1283 1506
Average daily rate
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£391 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 140 238
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £45.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -30.76%

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
11103 9108 10182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.28% 17.26% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6182 5090 5263
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 432 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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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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 +13 3723 £400 +6.66% 526
South East +8 1161 £375 - 184
London +34 924 £433 -0.57% 100
South West 0 713 £400 +9.00% 111
Hampshire 0 622 £354 -3.08% 69
Scotland +25 299 £347 -2.25% 13
North West +10 264 £425 +18.05% 34
Berkshire -2 255 £400 - 40
City of London +8 219 £425 -2.41% 30
Gloucestershire +1 184 £405 -1.81% 30
West Midlands +17 177 £350 -10.94% 21
East of England +27 163 £381 +9.31% 24
Wales +4 160 £385 - 14
Hook 0 153 £347 -7.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +24 148 £350 +34.61% 14
Wiltshire -1 138 £400 +4.57% 20
Milton Keynes +19 127 £350 +40.00% 13
Reading +4 127 £425 - 30
Somerset +4 123 £404 +18.94% 18
East Midlands +14 113 £350 +12.00% 12
Renfrewshire +1 112 £347 -2.25% 4
Gosport 0 111 £450 +3.44% 11
Devon 0 110 £390 +4.00% 10
Yorkshire +19 104 £353 +95.83% 17
North East +10 101 £350 +17.53% 17
Glasgow +22 96 £375 +9.09% 2
Lancashire +2 92 £380 +38.18% 5
Bristol -5 91 £363 -0.68% 24
South Wales +4 90 £385 +2.66% 13
Tyne and Wear +4 85 £360 +20.80% 14

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5937 (71.46%) SC Cleared
2 1761 (21.20%) Windows
3 1642 (19.76%) Microsoft
4 1314 (15.82%) DV Cleared
5 1135 (13.66%) Oracle
6 1093 (13.16%) ITIL
7 1026 (12.35%) SQL
8 930 (11.19%) HP
9 874 (10.52%) Agile Software Development
10 852 (10.26%) Project Management
11 790 (9.51%) MS Excel
12 727 (8.75%) Active Directory
13 682 (8.21%) Finance
14 648 (7.80%) Java
15 640 (7.70%) Linux
16 637 (7.67%) .NET
17 615 (7.40%) VMware
18 579 (6.97%) PRINCE2
19 558 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
20 547 (6.58%) Cisco
21 545 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
22 542 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
23 526 (6.33%) SQL Server
24 519 (6.25%) UNIX
25 518 (6.23%) Service Management
26 510 (6.14%) MS Office
27 491 (5.91%) SharePoint
28 488 (5.87%) C#
29 478 (5.75%) Migration
30 467 (5.62%) Telecoms

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 491 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 338 (4.07%) MS Exchange
3 129 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 108 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 105 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 98 (1.18%) IIS
7 93 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
8 90 (1.08%) Apache
9 87 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 81 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
11 70 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
12 64 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 59 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
14 57 (0.69%) Confluence
15 56 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
16 50 (0.60%) Lync
17 47 (0.57%) MS Project Server
18 44 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
19 39 (0.47%) Documentum
20 36 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 790 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 510 (6.14%) MS Office
3 364 (4.38%) MS Project
4 115 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 98 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 44 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 36 (0.43%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.12%) Simulink
9 10 (0.12%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.072%) PaintShop Pro
10 6 (0.072%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.060%) SPSS
12 3 (0.036%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.024%) Windchill
13 2 (0.024%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 271 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
2 123 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 95 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 74 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
5 60 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
6 54 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
7 52 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
8 51 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
9 41 (0.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 36 (0.43%) Summit
11 33 (0.40%) TRIRIGA
12 32 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
13 24 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
14 22 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
15 20 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
15 20 (0.24%) assyst
15 20 (0.24%) Oracle iRecruitment
16 18 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
17 17 (0.20%) ResourceLink
18 16 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 59 (0.71%) SaaS
2 38 (0.46%) IaaS
3 36 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.37%) PaaS
5 17 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
6 14 (0.17%) Office 365
7 13 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.072%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.060%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (0.048%) GitHub
12 1 (0.012%) Taleo
12 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.012%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.012%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.012%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 410 (4.94%) Firewall
2 341 (4.10%) SAN
3 335 (4.03%) DNS
4 301 (3.62%) LAN
5 270 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 264 (3.18%) WAN
7 225 (2.71%) DHCP
8 151 (1.82%) Network Security
9 121 (1.46%) LDAP
9 121 (1.46%) VPN
10 113 (1.36%) Internet
11 111 (1.34%) SSL
12 104 (1.25%) HTTP
13 96 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
14 82 (0.99%) MPLS
15 69 (0.83%) X.500
16 68 (0.82%) NAS
16 68 (0.82%) OSPF
17 66 (0.79%) Wireless
18 62 (0.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 526 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 280 (3.37%) Oracle Database
3 176 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
4 139 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 126 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 114 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 101 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
8 99 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 88 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 86 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
11 84 (1.01%) MySQL
12 79 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
13 75 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
14 71 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 60 (0.72%) MongoDB
16 49 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
17 48 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
18 46 (0.55%) NoSQL
19 44 (0.53%) Big Data
20 41 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 144 (1.73%) Jenkins
2 135 (1.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 134 (1.61%) Subversion
4 112 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 110 (1.32%) Maven
6 109 (1.31%) Selenium
7 103 (1.24%) JIRA
8 94 (1.13%) JUnit
9 88 (1.06%) Visual Studio
10 87 (1.05%) Git (software)
11 86 (1.04%) MSI
12 85 (1.02%) LoadRunner
13 65 (0.78%) Ant
14 57 (0.69%) Eclipse
15 55 (0.66%) JMeter
16 54 (0.65%) WebDriver
17 51 (0.61%) ClearCase
18 45 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
19 42 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
20 34 (0.41%) StarTeam
General
1 682 (8.21%) Finance
2 467 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 207 (2.49%) Military
4 96 (1.16%) Back Office
5 95 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 71 (0.85%) Legal
7 51 (0.61%) Publishing
8 38 (0.46%) Law
9 37 (0.45%) Billing
10 35 (0.42%) Marketing
11 34 (0.41%) Local Government
12 33 (0.40%) Retail
12 33 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 31 (0.37%) General Ledger
14 29 (0.35%) Banking
14 29 (0.35%) Electronics
15 22 (0.26%) Front Office
15 22 (0.26%) Avionics
16 10 (0.12%) Automotive
17 6 (0.072%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 988 (11.89%) Developer
2 974 (11.72%) Analyst
3 614 (7.39%) Architect
3 614 (7.39%) Consultant
4 557 (6.70%) Project Manager
5 259 (3.12%) Support Engineer
6 247 (2.97%) Test Analyst
7 225 (2.71%) Java Developer
8 209 (2.52%) Administrator
9 194 (2.34%) Network Engineer
10 172 (2.07%) Business Analyst
11 168 (2.02%) Tester
12 164 (1.97%) Desktop Support
13 151 (1.82%) Test Manager
14 148 (1.78%) Desktop Engineer
15 144 (1.73%) DBA
16 139 (1.67%) Technical Architect
17 138 (1.66%) Designer
18 135 (1.62%) Service Manager
19 130 (1.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 637 (7.67%) .NET
2 431 (5.19%) HTML
3 357 (4.30%) ASP.NET
4 324 (3.90%) XML
5 287 (3.45%) JSP
6 269 (3.24%) Web Services
7 181 (2.18%) CSS
8 127 (1.53%) Spring
9 112 (1.35%) Middleware
9 112 (1.35%) .NET Framework
10 103 (1.24%) J2EE
11 100 (1.20%) REST
12 91 (1.10%) SOAP
13 90 (1.08%) jQuery
14 83 (1.00%) Hibernate
15 79 (0.95%) XSLT
16 76 (0.91%) HTML5
16 76 (0.91%) Application Packaging
17 59 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
18 54 (0.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 545 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 318 (3.83%) Management Information System
3 211 (2.54%) Open Source
4 165 (1.99%) Clustering
5 138 (1.66%) Blackberry
6 123 (1.48%) CESG
7 104 (1.25%) Replication
8 103 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 92 (1.11%) User Experience
10 89 (1.07%) RMADS
11 83 (1.00%) CMDB
12 81 (0.97%) PKI
13 66 (0.79%) Statistics
14 60 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
15 59 (0.71%) Economics
16 58 (0.70%) NHS
17 50 (0.60%) Data Integration
18 47 (0.57%) GIS
18 47 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
19 44 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1761 (21.20%) Windows
2 640 (7.70%) Linux
3 558 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 542 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 519 (6.25%) UNIX
6 445 (5.36%) Windows 7
7 331 (3.98%) Windows XP
8 137 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 137 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 115 (1.38%) Solaris
10 80 (0.96%) Windows Vista
11 75 (0.90%) Windows 2000
12 68 (0.82%) CentOS
13 52 (0.63%) AIX
14 45 (0.54%) Windows 8
15 37 (0.45%) Android
16 32 (0.39%) Mac OS X
16 32 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 30 (0.36%) HPUX
18 21 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1093 (13.16%) ITIL
2 874 (10.52%) Agile Software Development
3 852 (10.26%) Project Management
4 579 (6.97%) PRINCE2
5 518 (6.23%) Service Management
6 478 (5.75%) Migration
7 420 (5.06%) Service Delivery
8 411 (4.95%) Configuration Management
9 391 (4.71%) Scrum
10 356 (4.29%) Test Scripting
11 327 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 312 (3.76%) CRM
13 298 (3.59%) Risk Management
14 273 (3.29%) Change Management
15 246 (2.96%) Workflow
16 205 (2.47%) Software Engineering
17 189 (2.27%) Problem Management
18 187 (2.25%) Validation
19 185 (2.23%) Software Testing
20 184 (2.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1026 (12.35%) SQL
2 648 (7.80%) Java
3 488 (5.87%) C#
4 444 (5.34%) JavaScript
5 306 (3.68%) C
6 229 (2.76%) PowerShell
7 205 (2.47%) PL/SQL
8 182 (2.19%) VB
9 130 (1.56%) C++
9 130 (1.56%) VBScript
10 120 (1.44%) Python
11 119 (1.43%) Perl
12 108 (1.30%) PHP
12 108 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 96 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 86 (1.04%) VBA
15 85 (1.02%) Ruby
16 50 (0.60%) VB.NET
16 50 (0.60%) Bash Shell
17 30 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5937 (71.46%) SC Cleared
2 1314 (15.82%) DV Cleared
3 421 (5.07%) ISTQB
4 297 (3.57%) Degree
5 292 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
6 265 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 231 (2.78%) ISEB
8 183 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 174 (2.09%) CCNP
10 170 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 151 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
12 150 (1.81%) CCNA
13 132 (1.59%) BC Cleared
14 126 (1.52%) MCSE
15 125 (1.50%) MCP
16 113 (1.36%) CISSP
17 104 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
18 90 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 86 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 77 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 384 (4.62%) SLA
2 265 (3.19%) QA
3 105 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 60 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 37 (0.45%) ISO 14001
7 29 (0.35%) COBIT
8 25 (0.30%) DO-178B
9 22 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 19 (0.23%) ISO 9000
11 18 (0.22%) BS15000
12 16 (0.19%) P3O
13 15 (0.18%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.11%) BS7799
15 7 (0.084%) WCAG
15 7 (0.084%) GPG13
16 4 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 3 (0.036%) DO-254
18 2 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 2 (0.024%) BS25999
System Software
1 727 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 353 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 133 (1.60%) vSphere
5 109 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 92 (1.11%) XenApp
7 85 (1.02%) VMware ESX
8 75 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 66 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
10 42 (0.51%) NFS
11 36 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
12 34 (0.41%) XenServer
13 31 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
13 31 (0.37%) vCloud
14 29 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 28 (0.34%) Terminal Services
16 26 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
17 25 (0.30%) Nmap
18 23 (0.28%) ISA Server
19 19 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 294 (3.54%) SCCM
2 225 (2.71%) HP Quality Center
3 198 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 94 (1.13%) Puppet
5 92 (1.11%) SCOM
6 66 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 66 (0.79%) NetBackup
7 55 (0.66%) OpenView
8 53 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 49 (0.59%) Backup Exec
10 48 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
11 47 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
12 42 (0.51%) Netcool
13 40 (0.48%) HP SIM
14 36 (0.43%) OVSD
14 36 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 36 (0.43%) WSUS
15 35 (0.42%) HP UCMDB
16 32 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 31 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1642 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 1135 (13.66%) Oracle
3 930 (11.19%) HP
4 615 (7.40%) VMware
5 547 (6.58%) Cisco
6 449 (5.40%) Citrix
7 190 (2.29%) IBM
8 179 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 167 (2.01%) Juniper
10 162 (1.95%) McAfee
11 158 (1.90%) SAP
12 153 (1.84%) CheckPoint
13 119 (1.43%) Symantec
14 109 (1.31%) Remedy
15 106 (1.28%) EMC
16 88 (1.06%) CA
17 85 (1.02%) F5
18 75 (0.90%) BMC
19 73 (0.88%) Lumension
20 72 (0.87%) Dell
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