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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 20 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4109 2719 3155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.29% 5.10% 5.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.83% 29.01% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2204 1360 1496
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 173 250
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%

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
10583 9372 10095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.58% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5994 5137 5169
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 485 631
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.91 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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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 +9 3559 £400 +6.66% 546
South East +2 1123 £375 +1.35% 180
London +38 909 £450 +5.88% 131
South West 0 619 £400 +6.66% 88
Hampshire 0 604 £375 +7.14% 78
Scotland +26 301 £338 -10.00% 13
Berkshire -1 259 £395 -1.25% 36
North West +17 256 £375 - 36
City of London +1 220 £450 +3.44% 50
Gloucestershire +2 179 £377 -8.59% 19
West Midlands +8 178 £330 -12.00% 34
East of England +20 174 £375 +5.63% 34
Buckinghamshire +8 155 £350 +11.11% 17
Wales +3 148 £420 +4.67% 15
Milton Keynes +6 134 £350 +34.61% 8
Hook 0 133 £350 -2.09% 5
Somerset +8 131 £420 +23.72% 13
Reading +8 124 £400 -5.88% 15
Renfrewshire 0 121 £338 -5.10% 2
Erskine 0 120 £340 -4.49% 2
East Midlands +18 111 £330 +1.53% 8
Gosport 0 109 £450 +3.44% 12
Wiltshire -5 107 £325 -18.75% 19
Taunton +1 98 £400 +17.83% 10
Glasgow +24 96 £375 +7.14% 1
North East +6 91 £350 +2.18% 12
South Wales +4 90 £425 +3.03% 14
Lancashire +8 86 £328 +19.09% 7
Yorkshire +11 85 £359 +92.48% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 76 £350 +2.18% 6

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5797 (71.74%) SC Cleared
2 1750 (21.66%) Windows
3 1590 (19.68%) Microsoft
4 1268 (15.69%) DV Cleared
5 1126 (13.93%) Oracle
6 1051 (13.01%) ITIL
7 955 (11.82%) SQL
8 900 (11.14%) HP
9 805 (9.96%) Project Management
10 763 (9.44%) MS Excel
11 720 (8.91%) Active Directory
12 680 (8.41%) Finance
13 629 (7.78%) .NET
14 605 (7.49%) Linux
14 605 (7.49%) VMware
15 566 (7.00%) Java
16 558 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
17 553 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
18 548 (6.78%) PRINCE2
19 533 (6.60%) UNIX
20 523 (6.47%) SQL Server
21 519 (6.42%) Cisco
22 490 (6.06%) MS Office
23 483 (5.98%) Service Management
24 472 (5.84%) Migration
25 464 (5.74%) Telecoms
26 463 (5.73%) SharePoint
27 461 (5.70%) C#
27 461 (5.70%) Windows 7
28 444 (5.49%) Citrix

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 463 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 339 (4.20%) MS Exchange
3 133 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 105 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 103 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
7 83 (1.03%) IIS
8 79 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 78 (0.97%) Apache
10 70 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
11 63 (0.78%) Lync
12 62 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 61 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 59 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
15 54 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
16 49 (0.61%) Confluence
17 39 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
18 38 (0.47%) MS Project Server
19 37 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 35 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 763 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 490 (6.06%) MS Office
3 333 (4.12%) MS Project
4 99 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 98 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 43 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.16%) Simulink
8 13 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.12%) Fireworks
11 8 (0.099%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.087%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.074%) PaintShop Pro
14 4 (0.049%) Windchill
15 3 (0.037%) SPSS
15 3 (0.037%) Open Workbench
15 3 (0.037%) PowerPivot
16 2 (0.025%) Acrobat
17 1 (0.012%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 266 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
2 114 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 104 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 80 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
5 60 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
6 54 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
7 53 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
8 50 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
9 44 (0.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 33 (0.41%) Summit
10 33 (0.41%) TRIRIGA
11 28 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
12 23 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
13 22 (0.27%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 21 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
14 21 (0.26%) assyst
15 19 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
15 19 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
16 17 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
17 15 (0.19%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 59 (0.73%) SaaS
2 40 (0.49%) IaaS
3 38 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (0.42%) PaaS
5 18 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (0.15%) Office 365
8 4 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.049%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.037%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.037%) GitHub
10 1 (0.012%) Taleo
10 1 (0.012%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 336 (4.16%) Firewall
2 327 (4.05%) DNS
3 322 (3.98%) SAN
4 286 (3.54%) LAN
5 242 (2.99%) WAN
6 239 (2.96%) TCP/IP
7 218 (2.70%) DHCP
8 136 (1.68%) Network Security
9 125 (1.55%) VPN
10 104 (1.29%) Internet
11 101 (1.25%) LDAP
12 99 (1.23%) SSL
12 99 (1.23%) HTTP
13 79 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
14 69 (0.85%) NAS
15 65 (0.80%) Wireless
16 60 (0.74%) X.500
17 59 (0.73%) MPLS
18 57 (0.71%) IPsec
19 55 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 523 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 293 (3.63%) Oracle Database
3 170 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
4 137 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 136 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 116 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 104 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 103 (1.27%) Relational Database
9 94 (1.16%) MySQL
10 91 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 82 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 79 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
13 76 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
14 72 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 52 (0.64%) MongoDB
15 52 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
16 50 (0.62%) RDBMS
17 45 (0.56%) Big Data
18 40 (0.49%) DB2
19 37 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 149 (1.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 116 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 116 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 101 (1.25%) Subversion
4 98 (1.21%) Selenium
5 91 (1.13%) Maven
6 88 (1.09%) MSI
6 88 (1.09%) LoadRunner
6 88 (1.09%) JIRA
7 86 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 69 (0.85%) JUnit
9 67 (0.83%) Git (software)
10 55 (0.68%) Ant
11 50 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
11 50 (0.62%) JMeter
12 47 (0.58%) Eclipse
12 47 (0.58%) WebDriver
13 45 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
14 44 (0.54%) ClearCase
15 39 (0.48%) StarTeam
General
1 680 (8.41%) Finance
2 464 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 204 (2.52%) Military
4 103 (1.27%) Back Office
5 89 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 69 (0.85%) Legal
7 45 (0.56%) Publishing
8 35 (0.43%) Marketing
9 34 (0.42%) Local Government
9 34 (0.42%) Electronics
10 33 (0.41%) Billing
11 32 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 32 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 31 (0.38%) Retail
13 29 (0.36%) Banking
14 27 (0.33%) Law
15 24 (0.30%) Front Office
16 22 (0.27%) Avionics
17 10 (0.12%) Automotive
18 6 (0.074%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 968 (11.98%) Analyst
2 912 (11.29%) Developer
3 609 (7.54%) Architect
4 597 (7.39%) Consultant
5 543 (6.72%) Project Manager
6 265 (3.28%) Test Analyst
7 262 (3.24%) Support Engineer
8 196 (2.43%) Administrator
9 188 (2.33%) Tester
9 188 (2.33%) Java Developer
10 173 (2.14%) Network Engineer
11 170 (2.10%) Business Analyst
12 168 (2.08%) Desktop Support
13 160 (1.98%) Test Manager
14 149 (1.84%) Desktop Engineer
15 147 (1.82%) DBA
16 138 (1.71%) .NET Developer
17 131 (1.62%) Technical Architect
18 127 (1.57%) Solutions Architect
18 127 (1.57%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (7.78%) .NET
2 407 (5.04%) HTML
3 364 (4.50%) ASP.NET
4 287 (3.55%) XML
5 269 (3.33%) JSP
6 261 (3.23%) Web Services
7 172 (2.13%) CSS
8 115 (1.42%) Spring
9 112 (1.39%) Middleware
10 110 (1.36%) .NET Framework
11 98 (1.21%) REST
12 88 (1.09%) J2EE
13 83 (1.03%) jQuery
14 76 (0.94%) HTML5
14 76 (0.94%) Application Packaging
15 72 (0.89%) SOAP
16 69 (0.85%) Hibernate
17 64 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
18 56 (0.69%) WCF
19 54 (0.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 312 (3.86%) Management Information System
2 193 (2.39%) Open Source
3 148 (1.83%) Clustering
4 145 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 116 (1.44%) CESG
6 101 (1.25%) Replication
7 86 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 83 (1.03%) RMADS
9 82 (1.01%) CMDB
10 80 (0.99%) PKI
11 63 (0.78%) Statistics
12 61 (0.75%) Economics
13 53 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
13 53 (0.66%) Thin Client
13 53 (0.66%) Fat Client
14 51 (0.63%) NHS
15 50 (0.62%) Data Integration
16 48 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
17 46 (0.57%) GIS
18 35 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1750 (21.66%) Windows
2 605 (7.49%) Linux
3 558 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 553 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 533 (6.60%) UNIX
6 461 (5.70%) Windows 7
7 364 (4.50%) Windows XP
8 125 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 112 (1.39%) Solaris
10 107 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 78 (0.97%) Windows 2000
12 76 (0.94%) Windows Vista
13 66 (0.82%) AIX
14 57 (0.71%) CentOS
15 39 (0.48%) Android
16 36 (0.45%) Windows 8
17 30 (0.37%) Ubuntu
18 28 (0.35%) HPUX
19 24 (0.30%) Mac OS X
20 21 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1051 (13.01%) ITIL
2 805 (9.96%) Project Management
3 548 (6.78%) PRINCE2
4 483 (5.98%) Service Management
5 472 (5.84%) Migration
6 404 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 397 (4.91%) Configuration Management
8 376 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
9 372 (4.60%) Test Scripting
10 358 (4.43%) Scrum
11 315 (3.90%) CRM
12 291 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 286 (3.54%) Change Management
14 256 (3.17%) Risk Management
15 230 (2.85%) Workflow
16 213 (2.64%) Software Engineering
17 191 (2.36%) User Acceptance Testing
18 181 (2.24%) Validation
19 180 (2.23%) UML
20 176 (2.18%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 955 (11.82%) SQL
2 566 (7.00%) Java
3 461 (5.70%) C#
4 431 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 289 (3.58%) C
6 224 (2.77%) PowerShell
7 207 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 185 (2.29%) VB
9 137 (1.70%) VBScript
10 122 (1.51%) C++
11 114 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 110 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 102 (1.26%) Python
14 100 (1.24%) Perl
15 95 (1.18%) PHP
16 78 (0.97%) VBA
17 74 (0.92%) Ruby
18 60 (0.74%) VB.NET
19 39 (0.48%) Bash Shell
20 30 (0.37%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5797 (71.74%) SC Cleared
2 1268 (15.69%) DV Cleared
3 419 (5.19%) ISTQB
4 259 (3.21%) Degree
5 245 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 239 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 216 (2.67%) ISEB
8 188 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 166 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 141 (1.74%) CTC Cleared
11 140 (1.73%) CCNP
12 131 (1.62%) BC Cleared
13 128 (1.58%) CCNA
14 112 (1.39%) MCP
15 108 (1.34%) MCSE
16 101 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
17 92 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 88 (1.09%) CISSP
19 86 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 72 (0.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (4.42%) SLA
2 248 (3.07%) QA
3 96 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (0.89%) JSP 440
5 57 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 34 (0.42%) ISO 14001
7 23 (0.28%) DO-178B
7 23 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 22 (0.27%) COBIT
9 17 (0.21%) BS15000
9 17 (0.21%) ISO 9000
10 15 (0.19%) P3O
11 14 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 9 (0.11%) BS7799
13 7 (0.087%) GPG13
14 6 (0.074%) WCAG
15 5 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.025%) WAI
16 2 (0.025%) BS25999
16 2 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 720 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 362 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 121 (1.50%) vSphere
5 120 (1.48%) Hyper-V
6 113 (1.40%) XenApp
7 88 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 83 (1.03%) VMware ESX
9 59 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 46 (0.57%) NFS
11 41 (0.51%) XenServer
12 37 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
13 32 (0.40%) Terminal Services
14 31 (0.38%) vCloud
15 30 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
16 29 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 27 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
18 26 (0.32%) Nmap
19 24 (0.30%) ISA Server
20 20 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 298 (3.69%) SCCM
2 230 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
3 189 (2.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 87 (1.08%) SCOM
5 76 (0.94%) Puppet
6 59 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 56 (0.69%) Tivoli
8 54 (0.67%) NetBackup
9 52 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
9 52 (0.64%) OpenView
10 44 (0.54%) Netcool
10 44 (0.54%) Backup Exec
11 41 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
12 40 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 38 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
13 38 (0.47%) WSUS
14 37 (0.46%) OVSD
15 32 (0.40%) HP SIM
16 30 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 29 (0.36%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1590 (19.68%) Microsoft
2 1126 (13.93%) Oracle
3 900 (11.14%) HP
4 605 (7.49%) VMware
5 519 (6.42%) Cisco
6 444 (5.49%) Citrix
7 168 (2.08%) McAfee
8 166 (2.05%) IBM
9 157 (1.94%) Red Hat
10 148 (1.83%) SAP
11 145 (1.79%) CheckPoint
12 143 (1.77%) Juniper
13 110 (1.36%) Symantec
14 109 (1.35%) EMC
15 97 (1.20%) Remedy
16 93 (1.15%) F5
17 86 (1.06%) CA
18 77 (0.95%) Dell
19 76 (0.94%) AppSense
20 75 (0.93%) Lumension
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Rate: TBC
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
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Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day + BONUS
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Hampshire
Fuel Recruitment
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Posted: 11 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
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Gosport, Hampshire
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Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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Aldershot, Hampshire
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Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day Competitive day rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 340 per day GBP
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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City, London
LA International
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