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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 17 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4333 2517 3158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.47% 4.77% 5.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.19% 27.73% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2428 1285 1537
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 £247 £235 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 135 238
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £45.00 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -37.93%

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
11347 9077 10257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.55% 17.19% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6270 5099 5335
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 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 414 612
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -17.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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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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 +13 3823 £400 +6.66% 566
South East +8 1188 £380 +1.33% 192
London +33 952 £425 -1.73% 126
South West +1 741 £395 +6.75% 112
Hampshire +1 648 £360 -3.22% 80
Scotland +27 276 £345 -2.81% 9
North West +9 261 £409 +13.54% 31
Berkshire -2 241 £400 - 40
City of London +8 236 £438 +0.45% 45
Gloucestershire +2 192 £405 -4.70% 28
West Midlands +14 175 £348 -8.55% 20
East of England +28 171 £400 +14.69% 40
Wales +6 163 £375 -2.59% 21
Hook 0 160 £347 -7.21% 5
Buckinghamshire +21 148 £350 +34.61% 24
Wiltshire -1 143 £400 +11.88% 25
Milton Keynes +19 129 £350 +37.25% 18
Devon 0 121 £375 - 6
Reading +8 119 £425 - 21
North East +16 116 £351 +40.62% 6
Gosport 0 115 £450 +3.44% 6
Somerset +3 114 £400 +17.83% 14
East Midlands +13 112 £350 +9.37% 10
Yorkshire +16 108 £350 +94.44% 23
Renfrewshire 0 105 £340 -4.22% 2
Bristol -5 102 £375 +2.18% 32
South Wales +8 98 £369 -1.66% 19
Tyne and Wear +12 96 £360 +44.43% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 96 £360 +44.43% 5
Surrey +28 92 £425 +1.19% 22

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 5956 (71.42%) SC Cleared
2 1776 (21.30%) Windows
3 1657 (19.87%) Microsoft
4 1312 (15.73%) DV Cleared
5 1156 (13.86%) Oracle
6 1126 (13.50%) ITIL
7 1039 (12.46%) SQL
8 952 (11.42%) HP
9 898 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
10 854 (10.24%) Project Management
11 792 (9.50%) MS Excel
12 753 (9.03%) Active Directory
13 685 (8.21%) Finance
14 676 (8.11%) Java
15 675 (8.09%) Linux
16 652 (7.82%) .NET
17 618 (7.41%) VMware
18 575 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
19 568 (6.81%) PRINCE2
20 551 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
21 545 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
22 533 (6.39%) Cisco
23 529 (6.34%) SQL Server
24 511 (6.13%) MS Office
25 506 (6.07%) UNIX
25 506 (6.07%) Service Management
26 503 (6.03%) C#
27 486 (5.83%) SharePoint
28 482 (5.78%) Migration
29 467 (5.60%) Telecoms

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 486 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 361 (4.33%) MS Exchange
3 139 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 117 (1.40%) WebLogic
5 112 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 104 (1.25%) IIS
7 93 (1.12%) Apache
8 89 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 85 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 84 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
11 74 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
12 67 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 63 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
14 58 (0.70%) Confluence
15 54 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
16 50 (0.60%) Lync
16 50 (0.60%) MS Project Server
17 43 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
18 39 (0.47%) Documentum
19 37 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 792 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 511 (6.13%) MS Office
3 355 (4.26%) MS Project
4 111 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 91 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 48 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.42%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.12%) Simulink
10 6 (0.072%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.060%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.060%) SPSS
12 3 (0.036%) PaintShop Pro
12 3 (0.036%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.024%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.024%) Windchill
14 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 269 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 119 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 96 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 77 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
5 58 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
6 53 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
7 52 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
8 49 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
9 38 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 36 (0.43%) Summit
11 34 (0.41%) TRIRIGA
12 31 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
13 22 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
14 20 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
14 20 (0.24%) assyst
15 19 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
16 18 (0.22%) Oracle iRecruitment
17 17 (0.20%) ResourceLink
17 17 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
18 16 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 60 (0.72%) SaaS
2 37 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (0.44%) IaaS
3 29 (0.35%) PaaS
4 17 (0.20%) Office 365
4 17 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
5 12 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.072%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.060%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (0.048%) GitHub
10 1 (0.012%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.012%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.012%) Taleo
10 1 (0.012%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 427 (5.12%) Firewall
2 350 (4.20%) SAN
3 345 (4.14%) DNS
4 296 (3.55%) LAN
5 268 (3.21%) TCP/IP
6 261 (3.13%) WAN
7 234 (2.81%) DHCP
8 151 (1.81%) Network Security
9 127 (1.52%) LDAP
10 123 (1.47%) VPN
11 114 (1.37%) SSL
11 114 (1.37%) Internet
12 107 (1.28%) HTTP
13 102 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
14 83 (1.00%) MPLS
15 72 (0.86%) X.500
16 69 (0.83%) OSPF
17 66 (0.79%) Wireless
18 65 (0.78%) SMTP
18 65 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 298 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 169 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
4 147 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 139 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 108 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 104 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 99 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 87 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 84 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 82 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
12 81 (0.97%) MySQL
13 80 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
14 71 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 63 (0.76%) MongoDB
16 50 (0.60%) NoSQL
16 50 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
17 44 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
17 44 (0.53%) Big Data
18 43 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 160 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 147 (1.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 143 (1.71%) Subversion
4 127 (1.52%) Selenium
5 122 (1.46%) JIRA
6 118 (1.42%) Maven
7 116 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 100 (1.20%) JUnit
9 90 (1.08%) Visual Studio
10 85 (1.02%) Git (software)
11 81 (0.97%) LoadRunner
12 78 (0.94%) MSI
13 71 (0.85%) Ant
14 63 (0.76%) WebDriver
15 62 (0.74%) Eclipse
16 54 (0.65%) JMeter
17 52 (0.62%) ClearCase
18 41 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
19 40 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
20 36 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 685 (8.21%) Finance
2 467 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 204 (2.45%) Military
4 101 (1.21%) Manufacturing
5 92 (1.10%) Back Office
6 74 (0.89%) Legal
7 49 (0.59%) Publishing
8 40 (0.48%) Billing
9 39 (0.47%) Law
10 37 (0.44%) Local Government
11 34 (0.41%) Marketing
12 33 (0.40%) Banking
12 33 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 32 (0.38%) Retail
14 30 (0.36%) General Ledger
15 28 (0.34%) Electronics
16 23 (0.28%) Avionics
17 15 (0.18%) Front Office
18 10 (0.12%) Automotive
19 6 (0.072%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1015 (12.17%) Developer
2 980 (11.75%) Analyst
3 615 (7.37%) Architect
4 607 (7.28%) Consultant
5 551 (6.61%) Project Manager
6 258 (3.09%) Support Engineer
7 250 (3.00%) Test Analyst
8 240 (2.88%) Java Developer
9 214 (2.57%) Administrator
10 197 (2.36%) Network Engineer
11 181 (2.17%) Business Analyst
12 176 (2.11%) Tester
13 164 (1.97%) Desktop Support
14 153 (1.83%) DBA
15 148 (1.77%) Test Manager
16 146 (1.75%) Desktop Engineer
17 142 (1.70%) Service Manager
18 138 (1.65%) Designer
19 134 (1.61%) .NET Developer
20 132 (1.58%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 652 (7.82%) .NET
2 443 (5.31%) HTML
3 361 (4.33%) ASP.NET
4 324 (3.89%) XML
5 291 (3.49%) JSP
6 279 (3.35%) Web Services
7 184 (2.21%) CSS
8 134 (1.61%) Spring
9 119 (1.43%) .NET Framework
10 118 (1.42%) Middleware
11 108 (1.30%) J2EE
12 103 (1.24%) REST
13 102 (1.22%) jQuery
14 98 (1.18%) SOAP
15 90 (1.08%) Hibernate
16 80 (0.96%) XSLT
17 75 (0.90%) Application Packaging
18 73 (0.88%) HTML5
19 66 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
20 57 (0.68%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 545 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 316 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 214 (2.57%) Open Source
4 168 (2.01%) Clustering
5 132 (1.58%) CESG
6 131 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 106 (1.27%) Replication
7 106 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 92 (1.10%) RMADS
9 90 (1.08%) PKI
10 89 (1.07%) User Experience
11 86 (1.03%) CMDB
12 66 (0.79%) CESG CLAS
13 59 (0.71%) NHS
14 58 (0.70%) Statistics
15 56 (0.67%) Economics
16 53 (0.64%) Data Structures
17 49 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
18 44 (0.53%) Data Integration
18 44 (0.53%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1776 (21.30%) Windows
2 675 (8.09%) Linux
3 575 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 551 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 506 (6.07%) UNIX
6 437 (5.24%) Windows 7
7 325 (3.90%) Windows XP
8 143 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 140 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 114 (1.37%) Solaris
11 74 (0.89%) Windows Vista
12 73 (0.88%) Windows 2000
13 72 (0.86%) CentOS
14 55 (0.66%) AIX
15 47 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 35 (0.42%) Android
17 32 (0.38%) Ubuntu
18 30 (0.36%) Mac OS X
19 28 (0.34%) HPUX
20 22 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1126 (13.50%) ITIL
2 898 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
3 854 (10.24%) Project Management
4 568 (6.81%) PRINCE2
5 506 (6.07%) Service Management
6 482 (5.78%) Migration
7 428 (5.13%) Service Delivery
8 413 (4.95%) Configuration Management
8 413 (4.95%) Scrum
9 359 (4.31%) Test Scripting
10 329 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 313 (3.75%) CRM
12 293 (3.51%) Risk Management
13 292 (3.50%) Change Management
14 242 (2.90%) Workflow
15 201 (2.41%) Software Engineering
16 199 (2.39%) Problem Management
17 193 (2.31%) Continuous Integration
18 191 (2.29%) Software Testing
19 185 (2.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1039 (12.46%) SQL
2 676 (8.11%) Java
3 503 (6.03%) C#
4 447 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 310 (3.72%) C
6 241 (2.89%) PowerShell
7 221 (2.65%) PL/SQL
8 182 (2.18%) VB
9 133 (1.59%) VBScript
10 130 (1.56%) C++
11 129 (1.55%) Perl
12 123 (1.47%) Python
13 109 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 109 (1.31%) PHP
13 109 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 90 (1.08%) VBA
15 86 (1.03%) Ruby
16 54 (0.65%) Bash Shell
17 44 (0.53%) VB.NET
18 27 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5956 (71.42%) SC Cleared
2 1312 (15.73%) DV Cleared
3 433 (5.19%) ISTQB
4 303 (3.63%) Degree
5 296 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
6 277 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 248 (2.97%) ISEB
8 176 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 174 (2.09%) CCNP
10 172 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 154 (1.85%) CTC Cleared
12 153 (1.83%) CCNA
13 142 (1.70%) BC Cleared
14 138 (1.65%) MCSE
15 124 (1.49%) MCP
16 113 (1.36%) CISSP
17 102 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
18 90 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 85 (1.02%) MCITP
20 83 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 378 (4.53%) SLA
2 255 (3.06%) QA
3 103 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 61 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 37 (0.44%) ISO 14001
7 26 (0.31%) COBIT
8 24 (0.29%) DO-178B
9 23 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.22%) ISO 9000
11 16 (0.19%) P3O
12 13 (0.16%) BS15000
13 9 (0.11%) BS7799
14 7 (0.084%) WCAG
14 7 (0.084%) GPG13
15 5 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.036%) BS25999
16 3 (0.036%) TickIT
16 3 (0.036%) DO-254
System Software
1 753 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 344 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 140 (1.68%) vSphere
4 111 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 98 (1.18%) XenApp
6 88 (1.06%) VMware ESX
7 76 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 66 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 42 (0.50%) NFS
10 39 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
11 38 (0.46%) Firmware
12 35 (0.42%) XenServer
13 32 (0.38%) vCloud
14 31 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
15 30 (0.36%) Terminal Services
16 28 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 28 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
17 24 (0.29%) Nmap
18 22 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 286 (3.43%) SCCM
2 230 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
3 198 (2.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 97 (1.16%) Puppet
5 96 (1.15%) SCOM
6 71 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 71 (0.85%) Tivoli
7 58 (0.70%) OpenView
7 58 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 53 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
9 52 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 50 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 43 (0.52%) Netcool
12 41 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 41 (0.49%) HP SIM
13 34 (0.41%) OVSD
13 34 (0.41%) WSUS
14 33 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
14 33 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
14 33 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1657 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 1156 (13.86%) Oracle
3 952 (11.42%) HP
4 618 (7.41%) VMware
5 533 (6.39%) Cisco
6 451 (5.41%) Citrix
7 200 (2.40%) IBM
8 183 (2.19%) Red Hat
9 171 (2.05%) McAfee
10 170 (2.04%) Juniper
11 161 (1.93%) SAP
12 147 (1.76%) CheckPoint
13 125 (1.50%) Symantec
14 115 (1.38%) Remedy
15 108 (1.30%) EMC
16 85 (1.02%) CA
17 83 (1.00%) F5
18 77 (0.92%) Lumension
18 77 (0.92%) BMC
19 75 (0.90%) Dell
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