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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 20 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3852 4022 2867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.22% 7.60% 6.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.10% 39.01% 33.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 2162 1507
Average daily rate
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£400 £373 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £372
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 211 163
Average hourly rate £32.52 £21.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.85% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -22.41%

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
10111 10309 8643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 19.47% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5816 6000 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 532 472
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -2 3400 £400 +6.66% 440
South East -1 1162 £388 +9.92% 139
London +1 830 £425 -1.44% 110
Hampshire 0 550 £363 +3.57% 57
South West -1 536 £403 +15.82% 83
North West -3 280 £415 +10.53% 36
Berkshire -2 214 £400 +5.26% 33
Wales +1 198 £400 - 13
Scotland -8 190 £342 +3.63% 12
Gloucestershire 0 184 £453 +20.66% 22
City of London -24 172 £425 - 29
Hook 0 153 £365 +10.60%
Reading +1 152 £381 +1.66% 20
Surrey +28 141 £425 +13.33% 20
East of England +9 137 £381 -0.97% 30
Buckinghamshire -6 136 £383 +17.69% 9
West Midlands -12 135 £425 +35.78% 14
South Wales -1 123 £388 -0.64% 9
Wiltshire +1 112 £350 +22.80% 18
East Midlands +10 110 £425 +13.33% 9
North East -4 107 £340 +28.90% 5
Bristol +20 103 £425 +13.33% 21
Milton Keynes -5 101 £375 +15.38% 9
Lancashire 0 92 £385 +18.46% 8
Tyne and Wear -5 90 £339 +29.31% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 89 £339 +29.31% 4
Yorkshire -7 84 £353 +9.30% 10
Somerset -3 82 £375 +14.06% 9
Newport -1 81 £400 +6.66% 4
Glasgow +9 76 £325 +4.00% 4

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5447 (66.87%) SC Cleared
2 1788 (21.95%) Windows
3 1634 (20.06%) DV Cleared
4 1505 (18.48%) Microsoft
5 1213 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 1109 (13.61%) SQL
7 1098 (13.48%) ITIL
8 1043 (12.80%) Oracle
9 1002 (12.30%) Linux
10 918 (11.27%) Java
11 798 (9.80%) Project Management
12 763 (9.37%) MS Excel
13 758 (9.31%) Active Directory
14 734 (9.01%) VMware
15 721 (8.85%) Finance
16 666 (8.18%) UNIX
17 647 (7.94%) HP
18 623 (7.65%) Cisco
19 608 (7.46%) SQL Server
20 597 (7.33%) Migration
21 563 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
22 553 (6.79%) .NET
23 503 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
24 484 (5.94%) HTML
25 470 (5.77%) MS Office
26 468 (5.75%) JavaScript
27 466 (5.72%) PRINCE2
28 459 (5.63%) Scrum
29 449 (5.51%) Service Management
29 449 (5.51%) Configuration Management

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 403 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 207 (2.54%) MS Exchange
3 191 (2.34%) WebLogic
4 157 (1.93%) JBoss
5 124 (1.52%) IIS
6 115 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 103 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 103 (1.26%) Apache
8 84 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 75 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 72 (0.88%) Confluence
11 71 (0.87%) CMS
12 69 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
13 62 (0.76%) Lync
14 50 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
14 50 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
15 47 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
16 39 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
17 35 (0.43%) Node.js
18 34 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 763 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 470 (5.77%) MS Office
3 220 (2.70%) MS Project
4 137 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 108 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 40 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 14 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
11 13 (0.16%) InfoPath
12 10 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
13 9 (0.11%) Simulink
14 8 (0.098%) Windchill
15 6 (0.074%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.074%) AutoCAD
15 6 (0.074%) PowerPivot
16 4 (0.049%) SPSS
16 4 (0.049%) Mingle
17 3 (0.037%) Revit
Business Applications
1 198 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
2 130 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 128 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 65 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
5 46 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
6 29 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 28 (0.34%) Summit
8 26 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 26 (0.32%) Primavera
9 19 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
10 18 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 17 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
12 16 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
12 16 (0.20%) Maximo
12 16 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
13 15 (0.18%) Teamcenter
14 14 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
14 14 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
15 13 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
15 13 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (0.76%) Office 365
2 50 (0.61%) PaaS
3 47 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 45 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (0.34%) SaaS
7 26 (0.32%) GitHub
8 24 (0.29%) IaaS
9 19 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.17%) OpenShift
11 11 (0.14%) Google Apps
12 9 (0.11%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.086%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.061%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.049%) Google Drive
16 3 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
17 2 (0.025%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 2 (0.025%) HP Helion
18 1 (0.012%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 429 (5.27%) Firewall
2 310 (3.81%) LAN
2 310 (3.81%) WAN
3 268 (3.29%) DNS
4 250 (3.07%) TCP/IP
5 238 (2.92%) SAN
6 174 (2.14%) DHCP
7 161 (1.98%) Internet
8 152 (1.87%) VPN
9 148 (1.82%) Network Security
10 128 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
11 104 (1.28%) SSL
12 94 (1.15%) HTTP
13 85 (1.04%) LDAP
14 81 (0.99%) IPsec
15 78 (0.96%) MPLS
16 76 (0.93%) OSPF
17 61 (0.75%) Ethernet
18 53 (0.65%) BGP
19 50 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 608 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 291 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 152 (1.87%) MySQL
4 143 (1.76%) MongoDB
5 131 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 121 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 116 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
8 104 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 95 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 93 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
11 91 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 89 (1.09%) NoSQL
13 73 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 59 (0.72%) Big Data
15 56 (0.69%) MS Access
16 55 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
17 53 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 51 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 51 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
19 47 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 206 (2.53%) Subversion
2 199 (2.44%) JIRA
3 171 (2.10%) Jenkins
4 155 (1.90%) Git (software)
5 149 (1.83%) Ant
6 148 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 133 (1.63%) Maven
7 133 (1.63%) ClearCase
8 121 (1.49%) JUnit
9 120 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 110 (1.35%) Selenium
11 106 (1.30%) Eclipse
12 96 (1.18%) MSI
13 66 (0.81%) Cucumber
14 61 (0.75%) JMeter
15 59 (0.72%) LoadRunner
16 54 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
17 50 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
17 50 (0.61%) StarTeam
17 50 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 721 (8.85%) Finance
2 313 (3.84%) Telecoms
3 139 (1.71%) Military
4 109 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 71 (0.87%) Legal
6 60 (0.74%) Law
7 56 (0.69%) Marketing
8 34 (0.42%) Banking
8 34 (0.42%) Publishing
9 32 (0.39%) Electronics
10 31 (0.38%) Local Government
10 31 (0.38%) Back Office
11 25 (0.31%) Retail
12 23 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 18 (0.22%) Billing
14 15 (0.18%) General Ledger
15 12 (0.15%) Avionics
16 6 (0.074%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.049%) Advertising
18 3 (0.037%) Games
Job Titles
1 1280 (15.71%) Developer
2 863 (10.59%) Analyst
3 661 (8.11%) Architect
4 559 (6.86%) Consultant
5 515 (6.32%) Project Manager
6 368 (4.52%) Java Developer
7 248 (3.04%) Network Engineer
8 229 (2.81%) Business Analyst
9 211 (2.59%) Support Engineer
10 194 (2.38%) Test Analyst
11 193 (2.37%) Software Engineer
12 176 (2.16%) Administrator
13 161 (1.98%) Tester
14 154 (1.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 139 (1.71%) Technical Architect
16 138 (1.69%) .NET Developer
17 135 (1.66%) DBA
17 135 (1.66%) Solutions Architect
18 128 (1.57%) Service Manager
19 119 (1.46%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 553 (6.79%) .NET
2 484 (5.94%) HTML
3 415 (5.09%) XML
4 345 (4.24%) Web Services
5 288 (3.54%) CSS
6 268 (3.29%) J2EE
7 258 (3.17%) ASP.NET
8 188 (2.31%) JSP
9 155 (1.90%) HTML5
10 152 (1.87%) Spring
11 142 (1.74%) jQuery
12 140 (1.72%) .NET Framework
13 131 (1.61%) Hibernate
14 124 (1.52%) Middleware
15 116 (1.42%) SOAP
16 110 (1.35%) CSS3
17 81 (0.99%) JSON
18 78 (0.96%) Ajax
19 77 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 76 (0.93%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 563 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 386 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 325 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 143 (1.76%) User Experience
5 124 (1.52%) PKI
6 101 (1.24%) Clustering
7 94 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 81 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 75 (0.92%) NHS
10 69 (0.85%) Visualisation
10 69 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 63 (0.77%) Economics
12 62 (0.76%) Replication
13 61 (0.75%) CESG
14 57 (0.70%) Blackberry
15 44 (0.54%) GIS
16 43 (0.53%) Statistics
17 42 (0.52%) Mainframe
18 41 (0.50%) Mobile App
19 40 (0.49%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1788 (21.95%) Windows
2 1002 (12.30%) Linux
3 666 (8.18%) UNIX
4 503 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 441 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 344 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 225 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 203 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 186 (2.28%) Windows XP
10 167 (2.05%) Solaris
11 75 (0.92%) CentOS
12 71 (0.87%) AIX
13 67 (0.82%) Ubuntu
14 55 (0.68%) Windows 8
15 33 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 31 (0.38%) HPUX
17 29 (0.36%) Android
18 22 (0.27%) VME
19 21 (0.26%) Mac OS X
19 21 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1213 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1098 (13.48%) ITIL
3 798 (9.80%) Project Management
4 597 (7.33%) Migration
5 466 (5.72%) PRINCE2
6 459 (5.63%) Scrum
7 449 (5.51%) Service Management
7 449 (5.51%) Configuration Management
8 333 (4.09%) Change Management
9 329 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 329 (4.04%) Software Engineering
10 326 (4.00%) Service Delivery
11 293 (3.60%) Test Scripting
12 266 (3.27%) CRM
13 256 (3.14%) UML
14 255 (3.13%) Risk Management
15 252 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
16 239 (2.93%) Incident Management
17 235 (2.88%) OO
18 233 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1109 (13.61%) SQL
2 918 (11.27%) Java
3 468 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 437 (5.36%) C#
5 382 (4.69%) C
6 295 (3.62%) Python
7 289 (3.55%) PL/SQL
8 283 (3.47%) PowerShell
9 251 (3.08%) C++
10 176 (2.16%) Shell Script
11 155 (1.90%) Perl
12 135 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 125 (1.53%) Ruby
14 111 (1.36%) VB
15 100 (1.23%) VBA
16 87 (1.07%) VBScript
17 80 (0.98%) PHP
18 49 (0.60%) T-SQL
19 48 (0.59%) VB.NET
20 27 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5447 (66.87%) SC Cleared
2 1634 (20.06%) DV Cleared
3 343 (4.21%) Degree
4 295 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
5 283 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 183 (2.25%) ISEB
7 180 (2.21%) ISTQB
8 170 (2.09%) CCNP
9 155 (1.90%) CISSP
10 146 (1.79%) CCNA
11 118 (1.45%) MCITP
12 111 (1.36%) MCSE
13 109 (1.34%) BC Cleared
14 104 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 96 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 90 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
17 88 (1.08%) PMI Certification
18 83 (1.02%) MCP
19 77 (0.95%) MCSA
19 77 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (3.12%) SLA
2 174 (2.14%) QA
3 139 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (0.65%) JSP 440
5 44 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 29 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.33%) ISO 14001
8 17 (0.21%) DO-178B
9 16 (0.20%) ISO 9000
10 15 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 11 (0.14%) COBIT
12 10 (0.12%) IEC 61508
13 9 (0.11%) DO-254
14 8 (0.098%) P3O
15 6 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.074%) ARP4761
15 6 (0.074%) ARP4754
16 5 (0.061%) WAI
16 5 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 4 (0.049%) TickIT
System Software
1 758 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 435 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 135 (1.66%) vSphere
5 123 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 107 (1.31%) XenApp
7 83 (1.02%) VMware ESX
8 58 (0.71%) XenDesktop
9 50 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 42 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
11 31 (0.38%) vCloud
12 27 (0.33%) Firmware
13 24 (0.29%) Samba
14 18 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 18 (0.22%) XenServer
15 13 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
16 11 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.14%) NFS
17 10 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.12%) UAG
Systems Management
1 252 (3.09%) SCCM
2 175 (2.15%) Puppet
3 174 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 167 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
5 92 (1.13%) SCOM
6 70 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 58 (0.71%) Ansible
8 49 (0.60%) OpenView
9 47 (0.58%) OVSD
10 42 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
11 39 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
12 37 (0.45%) Tivoli
13 36 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 34 (0.42%) WSUS
15 32 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 27 (0.33%) Vagrant
17 24 (0.29%) Netcool
18 23 (0.28%) Salt
19 22 (0.27%) WMI
20 21 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1505 (18.48%) Microsoft
2 1043 (12.80%) Oracle
3 734 (9.01%) VMware
4 647 (7.94%) HP
5 623 (7.65%) Cisco
6 361 (4.43%) Citrix
7 233 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 212 (2.60%) Juniper
9 195 (2.39%) McAfee
10 188 (2.31%) CheckPoint
11 178 (2.19%) SAP
12 132 (1.62%) F5
13 121 (1.49%) IBM
14 118 (1.45%) NetApp
15 92 (1.13%) Remedy
16 86 (1.06%) Dell
17 66 (0.81%) Symantec
18 65 (0.80%) BMC
19 64 (0.79%) EMC
20 60 (0.74%) Informatica
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