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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 18 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4487 4052 2656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.28% 5.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.82% 38.59% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2541 2189 1328
Average daily rate
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£400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £246 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 154 167
Average hourly rate £30.90 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.87% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.72% +10.00%

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
11268 10499 9250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6778 5971 5077
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 534 434 479
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +3 4069 £400 - 535
South East -1 1337 £400 +6.66% 157
London +4 997 £439 -2.50% 117
Hampshire 0 663 £388 +3.33% 61
South West 0 635 £400 - 90
North West +8 404 £425 +6.25% 41
Berkshire +2 276 £425 +6.25% 29
Gloucestershire 0 229 £415 +10.06% 42
North East +3 187 £325 -7.20% 8
Wiltshire +4 178 £375 -6.25% 15
City of London -17 178 £425 - 31
Wales +1 175 £420 +5.00% 14
Surrey +24 167 £400 - 29
Tyne and Wear +3 164 £323 -9.15% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 160 £325 -8.45% 7
Scotland -18 155 £328 -2.96% 6
Reading 0 152 £417 +4.25% 20
West Midlands -5 152 £356 +2.66% 18
East of England -15 125 £400 +6.66% 36
Yorkshire -1 113 £400 +14.28% 46
Buckinghamshire -9 113 £350 - 18
Cumbria +1 108 £350 -26.31% 12
Swindon +29 107 £375 -14.28% 6
Leatherhead 0 107 £425 +6.25% 6
East Midlands -5 106 £375 +13.63% 18
South Wales 0 105 £415 +1.21% 12
Hook 0 105 £368 +5.60% 2
Lancashire 0 104 £438 +28.67% 6
Bristol +3 98 £445 +9.87% 19
Milton Keynes -6 89 £350 - 17

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5416 (64.95%) SC Cleared
2 1604 (19.23%) Windows
3 1495 (17.93%) DV Cleared
4 1441 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
5 1353 (16.22%) Microsoft
6 1075 (12.89%) Java
7 1056 (12.66%) ITIL
8 1026 (12.30%) SQL
9 934 (11.20%) Oracle
10 915 (10.97%) Linux
11 815 (9.77%) Project Management
12 726 (8.71%) MS Excel
13 717 (8.60%) Finance
14 649 (7.78%) HP
15 635 (7.61%) Migration
16 623 (7.47%) Active Directory
17 606 (7.27%) VMware
18 605 (7.26%) Cisco
19 593 (7.11%) UNIX
20 576 (6.91%) SQL Server
21 551 (6.61%) HTML
22 549 (6.58%) Scrum
23 544 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
24 532 (6.38%) PRINCE2
25 483 (5.79%) MS Office
26 481 (5.77%) .NET
27 480 (5.76%) JavaScript
28 442 (5.30%) Firewall
29 435 (5.22%) Service Management
30 427 (5.12%) SharePoint

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 427 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 186 (2.23%) JBoss
3 184 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 172 (2.06%) Apache
5 146 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 144 (1.73%) IIS
7 140 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 128 (1.53%) Confluence
9 108 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 99 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 95 (1.14%) Lync
12 90 (1.08%) WebSphere
13 62 (0.74%) Node.js
14 60 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
15 56 (0.67%) CMS
16 54 (0.65%) SAS
16 54 (0.65%) nginx
16 54 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
17 42 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
18 40 (0.48%) Jetty
Applications
1 726 (8.71%) MS Excel
2 483 (5.79%) MS Office
3 237 (2.84%) MS Project
4 163 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 138 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 42 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
10 12 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 9 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.084%) Simulink
13 6 (0.072%) Windchill
14 4 (0.048%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.048%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.048%) Siemens NX
15 3 (0.036%) Revit
15 3 (0.036%) Vectorworks
16 1 (0.012%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 109 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 100 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 85 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 59 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
5 48 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
6 47 (0.56%) Primavera
7 32 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
8 31 (0.37%) Maximo
9 26 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 26 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
10 24 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
10 24 (0.29%) Summit
11 19 (0.23%) Teamcenter
12 17 (0.20%) SAP PP
13 16 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
14 15 (0.18%) SAP PS
14 15 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
15 13 (0.16%) SAP HR
15 13 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
16 12 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 79 (0.95%) Office 365
2 66 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (0.43%) SaaS
5 33 (0.40%) GitHub
5 33 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (0.29%) IaaS
8 16 (0.19%) Google App Engine
8 16 (0.19%) OpenShift
8 16 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.11%) PaaS
9 9 (0.11%) HP Helion
9 9 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.096%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.024%) Heroku
11 2 (0.024%) Taleo
11 2 (0.024%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.012%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.012%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 442 (5.30%) Firewall
2 351 (4.21%) LAN
3 340 (4.08%) WAN
4 274 (3.29%) DNS
5 257 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 235 (2.82%) SAN
7 176 (2.11%) DHCP
8 154 (1.85%) Internet
9 145 (1.74%) VPN
10 144 (1.73%) Network Security
11 132 (1.58%) HTTP
12 106 (1.27%) SSL
13 105 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
14 92 (1.10%) MPLS
15 90 (1.08%) LDAP
16 87 (1.04%) IPsec
17 83 (1.00%) OSPF
18 78 (0.94%) VoIP
19 77 (0.92%) Ethernet
20 73 (0.88%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 275 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 187 (2.24%) MySQL
4 164 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 146 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 132 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
7 130 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 130 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 110 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
9 108 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 99 (1.19%) Hadoop
11 91 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 87 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
13 84 (1.01%) NoSQL
14 76 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
15 73 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 61 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
17 59 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 56 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
19 54 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 242 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 219 (2.63%) JIRA
3 216 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 186 (2.23%) Maven
5 182 (2.18%) Subversion
6 157 (1.88%) Selenium
7 144 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 142 (1.70%) Visual Studio
9 111 (1.33%) Cucumber
10 106 (1.27%) Ant
10 106 (1.27%) Eclipse
11 97 (1.16%) JUnit
12 94 (1.13%) MSI
13 85 (1.02%) ClearCase
14 84 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
14 84 (1.01%) SoapUI
15 72 (0.86%) LoadRunner
16 65 (0.78%) JMeter
17 61 (0.73%) Artifactory
18 56 (0.67%) Gradle
General
1 717 (8.60%) Finance
2 321 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 193 (2.31%) Military
4 141 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 56 (0.67%) Aerospace
5 56 (0.67%) Law
6 53 (0.64%) Legal
7 38 (0.46%) Marketing
8 34 (0.41%) Banking
9 32 (0.38%) Billing
10 30 (0.36%) Publishing
10 30 (0.36%) Electronics
11 29 (0.35%) Back Office
12 24 (0.29%) Local Government
13 20 (0.24%) Retail
14 11 (0.13%) Avionics
14 11 (0.13%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.084%) Games
16 6 (0.072%) Automotive
17 4 (0.048%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1325 (15.89%) Developer
2 1026 (12.30%) Analyst
3 688 (8.25%) Architect
4 585 (7.02%) Project Manager
5 562 (6.74%) Consultant
6 487 (5.84%) Java Developer
7 305 (3.66%) Business Analyst
8 293 (3.51%) Network Engineer
9 276 (3.31%) Test Analyst
10 205 (2.46%) Support Engineer
11 181 (2.17%) Tester
12 171 (2.05%) Software Engineer
12 171 (2.05%) Test Manager
13 165 (1.98%) Technical Architect
14 157 (1.88%) Administrator
15 152 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
16 134 (1.61%) Systems Engineer
17 132 (1.58%) Designer
18 130 (1.56%) Service Manager
19 121 (1.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (6.61%) HTML
2 481 (5.77%) .NET
3 406 (4.87%) XML
4 358 (4.29%) Web Services
5 350 (4.20%) CSS
6 255 (3.06%) J2EE
7 236 (2.83%) Spring
8 201 (2.41%) SOAP
9 199 (2.39%) jQuery
10 179 (2.15%) HTML5
11 173 (2.07%) ASP.NET
12 163 (1.95%) JSP
13 161 (1.93%) Hibernate
14 130 (1.56%) Middleware
15 120 (1.44%) Apache Camel
16 113 (1.36%) .NET Framework
17 110 (1.32%) REST
18 106 (1.27%) RESTful
18 106 (1.27%) JSON
19 101 (1.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 544 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 347 (4.16%) Data Centre
3 334 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 185 (2.22%) User Experience
5 123 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 102 (1.22%) PKI
7 101 (1.21%) Replication
8 97 (1.16%) Clustering
9 87 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 78 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 61 (0.73%) CESG
11 61 (0.73%) Visualisation
12 60 (0.72%) NHS
13 59 (0.71%) GIS
14 53 (0.64%) Blackberry
15 52 (0.62%) Mainframe
16 50 (0.60%) Statistics
17 47 (0.56%) Economics
18 46 (0.55%) RMADS
19 44 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1604 (19.23%) Windows
2 915 (10.97%) Linux
3 593 (7.11%) UNIX
4 395 (4.74%) Windows 7
5 359 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 268 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 204 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 163 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 161 (1.93%) Windows XP
10 133 (1.59%) Solaris
11 111 (1.33%) CentOS
12 90 (1.08%) Ubuntu
13 67 (0.80%) AIX
14 44 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 31 (0.37%) Mac OS X
16 29 (0.35%) Android
17 25 (0.30%) HPUX
18 20 (0.24%) VME
18 20 (0.24%) Apple iOS
19 18 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1441 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1056 (12.66%) ITIL
3 815 (9.77%) Project Management
4 635 (7.61%) Migration
5 549 (6.58%) Scrum
6 532 (6.38%) PRINCE2
7 435 (5.22%) Service Management
8 410 (4.92%) Configuration Management
9 385 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 327 (3.92%) TDD
11 315 (3.78%) Service Delivery
12 307 (3.68%) Change Management
13 298 (3.57%) Software Engineering
13 298 (3.57%) Test Scripting
14 272 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
15 251 (3.01%) UML
16 244 (2.93%) Risk Management
17 243 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
18 224 (2.69%) Incident Management
19 218 (2.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1075 (12.89%) Java
2 1026 (12.30%) SQL
3 480 (5.76%) JavaScript
4 402 (4.82%) C#
5 372 (4.46%) C
6 299 (3.59%) C++
7 268 (3.21%) Python
8 235 (2.82%) PowerShell
9 231 (2.77%) PL/SQL
10 204 (2.45%) Perl
11 166 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 118 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 118 (1.42%) Ruby
13 114 (1.37%) VB
14 106 (1.27%) PHP
15 98 (1.18%) VBScript
16 81 (0.97%) T-SQL
17 51 (0.61%) VBA
18 46 (0.55%) Scala
19 40 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5416 (64.95%) SC Cleared
2 1495 (17.93%) DV Cleared
3 378 (4.53%) Degree
4 285 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
5 237 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 216 (2.59%) ISEB
7 201 (2.41%) ISTQB
8 189 (2.27%) CCNP
9 160 (1.92%) CCNA
10 125 (1.50%) CISSP
10 125 (1.50%) BC Cleared
11 120 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
12 107 (1.28%) PMI Certification
13 105 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 100 (1.20%) MCSE
15 89 (1.07%) PMP
16 87 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 83 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
18 73 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 72 (0.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (2.94%) SLA
2 215 (2.58%) QA
3 131 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (0.58%) JSP 440
5 42 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 24 (0.29%) ISO 14001
7 21 (0.25%) DO-178B
8 16 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.19%) IEC 61508
9 14 (0.17%) P3O
10 13 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.14%) DO-254
12 9 (0.11%) COBIT
13 8 (0.096%) ARP4754
13 8 (0.096%) ARP4761
14 7 (0.084%) HL7
15 6 (0.072%) BS25999
15 6 (0.072%) TickIT
15 6 (0.072%) ISO 9000
16 5 (0.060%) WAI
System Software
1 623 (7.47%) Active Directory
2 371 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 151 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 98 (1.18%) vSphere
6 68 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (0.70%) VMware ESX
8 56 (0.67%) XenApp
9 37 (0.44%) Docker
10 35 (0.42%) vCloud
10 35 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 20 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 20 (0.24%) Xen
12 18 (0.22%) Firmware
13 16 (0.19%) ISA Server
14 14 (0.17%) NFS
14 14 (0.17%) XenServer
14 14 (0.17%) SRDF
15 12 (0.14%) Samba
15 12 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 230 (2.76%) SCCM
2 198 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
3 179 (2.15%) Puppet
4 99 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 87 (1.04%) SCOM
6 63 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (0.76%) Ansible
7 49 (0.59%) WSUS
8 48 (0.58%) ZABBIX
9 39 (0.47%) OVSD
10 38 (0.46%) NetBackup
11 37 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
12 34 (0.41%) logstash
12 34 (0.41%) Salt
13 29 (0.35%) OpenView
14 28 (0.34%) Tivoli
14 28 (0.34%) Kibana
14 28 (0.34%) Rundeck
15 24 (0.29%) SCOrch
15 24 (0.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1353 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 934 (11.20%) Oracle
3 649 (7.78%) HP
4 606 (7.27%) VMware
5 605 (7.26%) Cisco
6 269 (3.23%) Citrix
7 238 (2.85%) Juniper
8 219 (2.63%) SAP
9 208 (2.49%) Red Hat
10 183 (2.19%) CheckPoint
11 174 (2.09%) IBM
12 151 (1.81%) McAfee
13 136 (1.63%) F5
14 97 (1.16%) NetApp
15 89 (1.07%) Remedy
16 86 (1.03%) EMC
17 85 (1.02%) Dell
18 67 (0.80%) Google
19 66 (0.79%) Symantec
20 61 (0.73%) Informatica
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London
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Luton, Bedfordshire
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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North West
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Bedfordshire
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Hook, Hampshire
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