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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 14 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4713 2892 2782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.64% 5.61% 5.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.19% 31.23% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2635 1437 1260
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 131 226
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £31.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -44.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.35 £47.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £31.92
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -43.60%

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
11172 9259 8839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 17.97% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6548 5156 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 395 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +16 4311 £400 +6.66% 442
South East +7 1551 £390 +7.58% 160
London +21 1098 £425 +6.25% 90
Hampshire 0 812 £375 +7.14% 68
South West +4 726 £405 +9.45% 92
Berkshire +6 306 £431 +15.00% 40
North West +9 278 £400 +6.66% 31
Gloucestershire +1 254 £450 +20.00% 22
Hook 0 196 £345 -1.47% 4
West Midlands +27 191 £350 - 19
City of London -13 187 £405 +1.25% 36
Scotland +3 181 £350 -5.49% 6
Buckinghamshire +15 180 £350 +3.70% 13
Surrey +28 161 £450 +20.00% 23
Milton Keynes +8 152 £350 -4.10% 13
Wales +6 145 £375 +9.64% 6
Bristol +7 142 £400 +14.28% 31
North East +5 141 £355 +27.46% 5
Reading +9 129 £375 -6.25% 19
Gosport 0 122 £440 +21.21% 16
Tyne and Wear +4 120 £360 +22.76% 4
Wiltshire -1 120 £400 +11.11% 17
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 116 £355 +21.05% 3
Basingstoke +29 107 £450 +63.63% 3
East Midlands -9 107 £350 - 10
East of England -15 107 £403 +26.27% 18
Cheshire +21 106 £300 -28.57% 7
Yorkshire +38 103 £363 +20.83% 13
South Wales +7 96 £375 +11.94% 6
Warrington +11 88 £300 -45.45% 4

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6212 (68.87%) SC Cleared
2 1898 (21.04%) Windows
3 1686 (18.69%) Microsoft
4 1623 (17.99%) DV Cleared
5 1292 (14.32%) ITIL
6 1197 (13.27%) Oracle
7 1155 (12.80%) SQL
8 999 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
9 942 (10.44%) Linux
10 907 (10.06%) Project Management
11 898 (9.96%) HP
12 846 (9.38%) Java
13 840 (9.31%) MS Excel
14 808 (8.96%) VMware
15 804 (8.91%) Active Directory
16 706 (7.83%) Finance
17 663 (7.35%) UNIX
18 635 (7.04%) Cisco
19 607 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
20 583 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
21 568 (6.30%) Firewall
22 556 (6.16%) .NET
23 543 (6.02%) Service Management
24 534 (5.92%) Telecoms
25 530 (5.88%) PRINCE2
26 526 (5.83%) Migration
27 506 (5.61%) MS Office
28 499 (5.53%) SQL Server
29 487 (5.40%) Configuration Management
30 480 (5.32%) SharePoint

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 480 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 337 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 193 (2.14%) WebLogic
4 135 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 133 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 114 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 110 (1.22%) IIS
7 110 (1.22%) JBoss
8 95 (1.05%) Apache
9 85 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
10 77 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 72 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 68 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
13 65 (0.72%) Lync
14 59 (0.65%) Tomcat
15 54 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
16 52 (0.58%) Confluence
17 45 (0.50%) SAS
18 41 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
19 40 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 840 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 506 (5.61%) MS Office
3 331 (3.67%) MS Project
4 116 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 71 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 48 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 17 (0.19%) SPSS
9 15 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.089%) Fireworks
10 8 (0.089%) PaintShop Pro
10 8 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.055%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.044%) Simulink
13 3 (0.033%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.022%) Mathematica
15 1 (0.011%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 1 (0.011%) Doxygen
15 1 (0.011%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 292 (3.24%) Oracle EBS
2 149 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 83 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
4 76 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 63 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
6 53 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
7 49 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
7 49 (0.54%) Summit
8 45 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
9 37 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
10 32 (0.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 28 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 22 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
13 21 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
14 20 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
15 17 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
15 17 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
16 16 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
16 16 (0.18%) ResourceLink
17 15 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 60 (0.67%) PaaS
2 53 (0.59%) SaaS
3 44 (0.49%) IaaS
4 34 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (0.34%) Office 365
6 28 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (0.12%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.067%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (0.055%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.055%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.044%) GitHub
13 1 (0.011%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.011%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.011%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.011%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 568 (6.30%) Firewall
2 378 (4.19%) LAN
3 352 (3.90%) WAN
4 342 (3.79%) SAN
5 328 (3.64%) DNS
6 281 (3.12%) TCP/IP
7 224 (2.48%) DHCP
8 189 (2.10%) Network Security
9 174 (1.93%) Internet
10 160 (1.77%) VPN
11 139 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
12 126 (1.40%) SSL
13 116 (1.29%) LDAP
14 103 (1.14%) HTTP
15 92 (1.02%) OSPF
16 83 (0.92%) IPsec
17 82 (0.91%) MPLS
18 75 (0.83%) SMTP
19 73 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
20 72 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 356 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 195 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
4 149 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 129 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 119 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 111 (1.23%) MySQL
8 102 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
9 100 (1.11%) MongoDB
10 99 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
11 90 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 84 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
13 82 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
14 75 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
15 71 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
16 68 (0.75%) NoSQL
17 60 (0.67%) RDBMS
18 56 (0.62%) MS Access
19 47 (0.52%) Big Data
20 45 (0.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 224 (2.48%) Subversion
1 224 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 172 (1.91%) Maven
3 148 (1.64%) JIRA
4 144 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 123 (1.36%) ClearCase
6 113 (1.25%) Visual Studio
7 105 (1.16%) JUnit
8 104 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 104 (1.15%) Selenium
9 101 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
10 99 (1.10%) Ant
10 99 (1.10%) MSI
11 98 (1.09%) Eclipse
12 65 (0.72%) LoadRunner
13 59 (0.65%) StarTeam
14 57 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
15 53 (0.59%) ClearQuest
16 51 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
17 47 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 706 (7.83%) Finance
2 534 (5.92%) Telecoms
3 189 (2.10%) Military
4 108 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 71 (0.79%) Publishing
6 66 (0.73%) Law
7 63 (0.70%) Legal
8 53 (0.59%) Back Office
9 41 (0.45%) Local Government
10 39 (0.43%) Marketing
10 39 (0.43%) Billing
11 37 (0.41%) Banking
12 36 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 35 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 27 (0.30%) Electronics
15 21 (0.23%) Avionics
16 18 (0.20%) Retail
17 7 (0.078%) Advertising
18 6 (0.067%) Front Office
19 4 (0.044%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1199 (13.29%) Developer
2 988 (10.95%) Analyst
3 740 (8.20%) Architect
4 667 (7.39%) Consultant
5 613 (6.80%) Project Manager
6 302 (3.35%) Java Developer
7 254 (2.82%) Support Engineer
8 234 (2.59%) Network Engineer
9 230 (2.55%) Administrator
10 204 (2.26%) Test Analyst
11 203 (2.25%) Business Analyst
12 171 (1.90%) Designer
13 167 (1.85%) Service Manager
14 141 (1.56%) Tester
15 138 (1.53%) Desktop Support
15 138 (1.53%) DBA
16 135 (1.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 135 (1.50%) Service Analyst
17 131 (1.45%) Software Engineer
18 130 (1.44%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 556 (6.16%) .NET
2 478 (5.30%) HTML
3 351 (3.89%) XML
4 304 (3.37%) ASP.NET
5 271 (3.00%) JSP
6 270 (2.99%) Web Services
7 246 (2.73%) CSS
8 174 (1.93%) J2EE
9 157 (1.74%) Spring
10 142 (1.57%) Middleware
11 126 (1.40%) Hibernate
12 120 (1.33%) jQuery
13 107 (1.19%) SOAP
14 84 (0.93%) HTML5
15 81 (0.90%) .NET Framework
16 73 (0.81%) Java EE
17 72 (0.80%) Ajax
18 71 (0.79%) REST
19 69 (0.76%) JSON
20 66 (0.73%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 607 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 341 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 243 (2.69%) Open Source
4 185 (2.05%) Clustering
5 162 (1.80%) PKI
6 137 (1.52%) CESG
7 114 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 112 (1.24%) Replication
8 112 (1.24%) Blackberry
9 85 (0.94%) RMADS
10 84 (0.93%) User Experience
11 74 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 73 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 66 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
13 66 (0.73%) Economics
14 64 (0.71%) NHS
15 50 (0.55%) Statistics
15 50 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
16 49 (0.54%) Smart Meter
17 44 (0.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1898 (21.04%) Windows
2 942 (10.44%) Linux
3 663 (7.35%) UNIX
4 583 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 477 (5.29%) Windows 7
6 471 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 287 (3.18%) Windows XP
8 227 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 162 (1.80%) Solaris
9 162 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 108 (1.20%) CentOS
11 75 (0.83%) Windows Vista
11 75 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 74 (0.82%) Ubuntu
13 64 (0.71%) AIX
14 39 (0.43%) HPUX
15 38 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 36 (0.40%) Windows 2000
17 35 (0.39%) Android
18 20 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1292 (14.32%) ITIL
2 999 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
3 907 (10.06%) Project Management
4 543 (6.02%) Service Management
5 530 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 526 (5.83%) Migration
7 487 (5.40%) Configuration Management
8 459 (5.09%) Service Delivery
9 399 (4.42%) Change Management
10 391 (4.33%) Scrum
11 350 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 315 (3.49%) Risk Management
13 300 (3.33%) Test Scripting
14 281 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
15 239 (2.65%) Incident Management
16 235 (2.61%) Business Intelligence
17 231 (2.56%) OO
17 231 (2.56%) CRM
18 224 (2.48%) Information Security
19 220 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1155 (12.80%) SQL
2 846 (9.38%) Java
3 459 (5.09%) JavaScript
4 421 (4.67%) C#
5 361 (4.00%) C
6 326 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 304 (3.37%) PL/SQL
8 234 (2.59%) C++
9 232 (2.57%) Python
10 175 (1.94%) Perl
11 172 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 164 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 162 (1.80%) Ruby
14 141 (1.56%) VB
15 134 (1.49%) VBScript
16 130 (1.44%) PHP
17 110 (1.22%) VBA
18 79 (0.88%) T-SQL
19 47 (0.52%) VB.NET
20 36 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6212 (68.87%) SC Cleared
2 1623 (17.99%) DV Cleared
3 377 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
4 375 (4.16%) Degree
5 342 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 313 (3.47%) ISTQB
7 219 (2.43%) CCNP
8 207 (2.29%) ISEB
9 198 (2.20%) CCNA
10 190 (2.11%) CISSP
11 183 (2.03%) MCSE
12 176 (1.95%) BC Cleared
13 143 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
14 134 (1.49%) MCP
15 130 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 122 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
17 110 (1.22%) MCITP
18 102 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 91 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 75 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (3.89%) SLA
2 200 (2.22%) QA
3 112 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 87 (0.96%) JSP 440
5 83 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 50 (0.55%) ISO 14001
7 36 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 29 (0.32%) COBIT
9 19 (0.21%) DO-178B
10 17 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 16 (0.18%) BS15000
12 14 (0.16%) ISO 9000
13 11 (0.12%) BS7799
14 7 (0.078%) P3O
14 7 (0.078%) DO-254
14 7 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.067%) GPG13
15 6 (0.067%) TickIT
16 5 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 3 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 804 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 455 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (1.84%) vSphere
4 157 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 95 (1.05%) VMware ESX
6 88 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 83 (0.92%) XenApp
8 71 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
10 46 (0.51%) Firmware
11 43 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
12 41 (0.45%) XenDesktop
13 39 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
14 34 (0.38%) XenServer
15 27 (0.30%) vCloud
16 22 (0.24%) Nmap
17 19 (0.21%) NFS
18 18 (0.20%) Terminal Services
19 15 (0.17%) VMware Server
20 14 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 297 (3.29%) SCCM
2 227 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 219 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
4 191 (2.12%) Puppet
5 111 (1.23%) SCOM
6 79 (0.88%) Tivoli
7 72 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 66 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 60 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 57 (0.63%) Backup Exec
10 57 (0.63%) Ansible
11 51 (0.57%) OpenView
12 45 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
13 42 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
14 41 (0.45%) Netcool
15 39 (0.43%) HP SIM
16 35 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 33 (0.37%) OVSD
18 29 (0.32%) ARCserve
18 29 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1686 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 1197 (13.27%) Oracle
3 898 (9.96%) HP
4 808 (8.96%) VMware
5 635 (7.04%) Cisco
6 447 (4.96%) Citrix
7 253 (2.80%) Red Hat
8 202 (2.24%) McAfee
9 199 (2.21%) Juniper
10 187 (2.07%) IBM
11 162 (1.80%) CheckPoint
12 140 (1.55%) Remedy
13 129 (1.43%) SAP
14 115 (1.27%) Symantec
14 115 (1.27%) F5
15 101 (1.12%) CA
16 91 (1.01%) EMC
17 87 (0.96%) NetApp
18 75 (0.83%) Dell
18 75 (0.83%) Lumension
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