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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 18 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4224 4156 2788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.58% 7.62% 5.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.35% 39.17% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2265 2152 1405
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 214 160
Average hourly rate £34.25 £22.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.22% -15.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.10 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.05%

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
10735 10609 8700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.44% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6082 6039 4648
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 526 474
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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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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 +1 3755 £400 +6.66% 484
South East 0 1322 £393 +12.14% 166
London -1 906 £415 -2.35% 133
Hampshire 0 608 £370 +7.69% 76
South West -1 575 £423 +20.28% 84
North West -2 326 £400 +6.66% 29
Berkshire 0 279 £388 +3.33% 46
Gloucestershire 0 204 £450 +20.00% 32
Wales +2 202 £400 +8.47% 10
Scotland -6 188 £350 +5.26% 16
Reading +1 183 £360 -4.00% 31
West Midlands -4 176 £425 +77.08% 10
City of London -28 176 £400 -5.88% 38
Buckinghamshire -2 171 £375 +15.38% 16
Surrey +23 155 £438 +16.66% 9
Hook 0 145 £358 +8.50% 1
East Midlands +22 137 £375 - 2
Wiltshire +1 131 £400 +31.14% 17
East of England +2 125 £400 - 29
Milton Keynes -3 124 £375 +15.38% 13
South Wales 0 113 £375 +3.44% 8
Bristol +9 109 £400 +6.66% 18
Lancashire +1 101 £395 +40.57% 8
North East -5 100 £300 +22.44% 13
Tyne and Wear -3 91 £312 +29.79% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 88 £312 +29.79% 9
Glasgow +13 86 £400 +7.02% 7
Yorkshire -7 83 £345 +7.81% 12
Cumbria 0 80 £396 -7.20% 14
Somerset -3 74 £338 -3.57% 2

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5701 (67.23%) SC Cleared
2 1860 (21.93%) Windows
3 1727 (20.37%) DV Cleared
4 1542 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 1206 (14.22%) ITIL
6 1184 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
7 1145 (13.50%) SQL
8 1118 (13.18%) Oracle
9 1040 (12.26%) Linux
10 909 (10.72%) Java
11 835 (9.85%) Project Management
12 805 (9.49%) MS Excel
13 767 (9.04%) VMware
14 759 (8.95%) Active Directory
15 749 (8.83%) Finance
16 693 (8.17%) UNIX
17 684 (8.07%) HP
18 666 (7.85%) Cisco
19 592 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
20 577 (6.80%) SQL Server
20 577 (6.80%) Migration
21 567 (6.69%) .NET
22 553 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
23 517 (6.10%) MS Office
24 499 (5.88%) Service Management
25 494 (5.83%) Configuration Management
26 492 (5.80%) PRINCE2
27 475 (5.60%) Windows 7
28 470 (5.54%) JavaScript
29 460 (5.42%) Firewall

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 372 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 227 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 216 (2.55%) WebLogic
4 160 (1.89%) JBoss
5 138 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 105 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 104 (1.23%) IIS
8 91 (1.07%) Apache
9 73 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 72 (0.85%) CMS
11 69 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 63 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 59 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
14 56 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
15 53 (0.63%) Lync
16 51 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
17 49 (0.58%) OpenStack
18 47 (0.55%) Confluence
19 46 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
20 35 (0.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 805 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 517 (6.10%) MS Office
3 253 (2.98%) MS Project
4 120 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 100 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 38 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
9 13 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 12 (0.14%) Fireworks
11 10 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
12 9 (0.11%) Simulink
12 9 (0.11%) SPSS
13 7 (0.083%) Windchill
14 6 (0.071%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.047%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.047%) Mingle
15 4 (0.047%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.035%) Revit
Business Applications
1 237 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
2 153 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 110 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 80 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
5 44 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
6 35 (0.41%) Summit
7 33 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 32 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
9 29 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
10 27 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
11 20 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
12 19 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
13 18 (0.21%) Primavera
13 18 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
14 16 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
15 15 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
16 14 (0.17%) SAP ERP
17 13 (0.15%) Teamcenter
18 12 (0.14%) Maximo
18 12 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (0.75%) PaaS
2 50 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (0.48%) Office 365
5 27 (0.32%) SaaS
6 23 (0.27%) IaaS
7 18 (0.21%) GitHub
8 16 (0.19%) OpenShift
9 13 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.14%) Google Apps
11 8 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.083%) Google Drive
13 6 (0.071%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.071%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.035%) HP Helion
14 3 (0.035%) iPaaS
15 2 (0.024%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.024%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 460 (5.42%) Firewall
2 317 (3.74%) LAN
3 311 (3.67%) WAN
4 268 (3.16%) DNS
5 258 (3.04%) SAN
5 258 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 170 (2.00%) VPN
6 170 (2.00%) Internet
7 166 (1.96%) DHCP
8 159 (1.88%) Network Security
9 140 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
10 115 (1.36%) SSL
11 93 (1.10%) HTTP
12 88 (1.04%) IPsec
13 86 (1.01%) LDAP
14 78 (0.92%) MPLS
14 78 (0.92%) OSPF
15 64 (0.75%) Ethernet
16 61 (0.72%) VoIP
17 57 (0.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 577 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 317 (3.74%) Oracle Database
3 145 (1.71%) MySQL
4 141 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
5 131 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 123 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 116 (1.37%) Relational Database
8 109 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 103 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 94 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
11 93 (1.10%) NoSQL
12 92 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
13 69 (0.81%) Big Data
14 65 (0.77%) Hadoop
15 62 (0.73%) MS Access
16 53 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
17 52 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
18 51 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
19 50 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 49 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 207 (2.44%) Subversion
2 187 (2.21%) JIRA
3 171 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 157 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 152 (1.79%) ClearCase
6 147 (1.73%) Visual Studio
7 141 (1.66%) Ant
8 140 (1.65%) Maven
9 110 (1.30%) Eclipse
10 109 (1.29%) JUnit
11 108 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 102 (1.20%) Selenium
13 96 (1.13%) MSI
14 75 (0.88%) LoadRunner
15 63 (0.74%) StarTeam
16 62 (0.73%) JMeter
17 60 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
18 57 (0.67%) Cucumber
19 55 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
20 54 (0.64%) ClearQuest
General
1 749 (8.83%) Finance
2 349 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 130 (1.53%) Military
4 101 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 62 (0.73%) Marketing
6 55 (0.65%) Law
7 50 (0.59%) Legal
8 47 (0.55%) Publishing
9 42 (0.50%) Electronics
10 39 (0.46%) Back Office
11 32 (0.38%) Banking
12 29 (0.34%) Local Government
13 24 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 22 (0.26%) Retail
15 20 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 19 (0.22%) Billing
17 14 (0.17%) Avionics
18 7 (0.083%) Multimedia
19 3 (0.035%) Advertising
19 3 (0.035%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1256 (14.81%) Developer
2 906 (10.68%) Analyst
3 682 (8.04%) Architect
4 624 (7.36%) Consultant
5 535 (6.31%) Project Manager
6 331 (3.90%) Java Developer
7 264 (3.11%) Network Engineer
8 252 (2.97%) Business Analyst
9 226 (2.67%) Support Engineer
10 190 (2.24%) Test Analyst
11 184 (2.17%) Administrator
12 170 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 168 (1.98%) Tester
14 166 (1.96%) Software Engineer
15 152 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
16 147 (1.73%) Service Manager
17 140 (1.65%) DBA
17 140 (1.65%) .NET Developer
18 130 (1.53%) Technical Architect
19 125 (1.47%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (6.69%) .NET
2 459 (5.41%) HTML
3 380 (4.48%) XML
4 320 (3.77%) Web Services
5 292 (3.44%) CSS
6 280 (3.30%) ASP.NET
7 241 (2.84%) J2EE
8 208 (2.45%) JSP
9 146 (1.72%) HTML5
10 145 (1.71%) jQuery
11 142 (1.67%) Middleware
12 132 (1.56%) .NET Framework
13 124 (1.46%) Spring
14 119 (1.40%) Hibernate
15 114 (1.34%) SOAP
16 100 (1.18%) CSS3
17 86 (1.01%) Ajax
18 77 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
19 76 (0.90%) Java EE
20 75 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 592 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 316 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 236 (2.78%) Open Source
4 144 (1.70%) PKI
5 130 (1.53%) User Experience
6 106 (1.25%) Clustering
7 101 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 77 (0.91%) Replication
9 68 (0.80%) NHS
10 64 (0.75%) Blackberry
11 61 (0.72%) CESG
11 61 (0.72%) Economics
12 60 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 60 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 56 (0.66%) Visualisation
14 44 (0.52%) GIS
15 41 (0.48%) Mobile App
16 39 (0.46%) Statistics
17 35 (0.41%) Cryptography
17 35 (0.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1860 (21.93%) Windows
2 1040 (12.26%) Linux
3 693 (8.17%) UNIX
4 553 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 475 (5.60%) Windows 7
6 368 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 225 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 222 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 204 (2.41%) Windows XP
10 178 (2.10%) Solaris
11 82 (0.97%) CentOS
12 78 (0.92%) AIX
13 72 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 66 (0.78%) Windows 8
15 54 (0.64%) Windows Vista
16 34 (0.40%) HPUX
17 33 (0.39%) Android
18 25 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 24 (0.28%) VMS
20 22 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1206 (14.22%) ITIL
2 1184 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
3 835 (9.85%) Project Management
4 577 (6.80%) Migration
5 499 (5.88%) Service Management
6 494 (5.83%) Configuration Management
7 492 (5.80%) PRINCE2
8 448 (5.28%) Scrum
9 381 (4.49%) Service Delivery
10 346 (4.08%) Change Management
11 337 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 320 (3.77%) Test Scripting
13 294 (3.47%) Software Engineering
14 272 (3.21%) Risk Management
15 266 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
16 261 (3.08%) CRM
16 261 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
17 251 (2.96%) Incident Management
18 239 (2.82%) UML
19 234 (2.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1145 (13.50%) SQL
2 909 (10.72%) Java
3 470 (5.54%) JavaScript
4 428 (5.05%) C#
5 403 (4.75%) C
6 313 (3.69%) PL/SQL
7 290 (3.42%) Python
8 289 (3.41%) PowerShell
9 262 (3.09%) C++
10 200 (2.36%) Shell Script
11 161 (1.90%) Perl
12 158 (1.86%) Bash Shell
13 147 (1.73%) Ruby
14 139 (1.64%) VB
15 110 (1.30%) VBA
16 97 (1.14%) PHP
17 94 (1.11%) VBScript
18 56 (0.66%) VB.NET
19 46 (0.54%) T-SQL
20 31 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5701 (67.23%) SC Cleared
2 1727 (20.37%) DV Cleared
3 360 (4.25%) Degree
4 331 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 293 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 209 (2.46%) ISTQB
7 181 (2.13%) CCNP
8 180 (2.12%) ISEB
9 169 (1.99%) CCNA
10 164 (1.93%) CISSP
11 141 (1.66%) BC Cleared
12 133 (1.57%) MCSE
13 121 (1.43%) MCITP
14 116 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 107 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
16 103 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 91 (1.07%) MCP
18 83 (0.98%) PMI Certification
19 77 (0.91%) MCSA
20 73 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (2.88%) SLA
2 175 (2.06%) QA
3 115 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (0.81%) JSP 440
5 57 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 34 (0.40%) ISO 14001
7 33 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.22%) COBIT
9 16 (0.19%) ISO 9000
10 15 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 13 (0.15%) DO-178B
12 9 (0.11%) P3O
13 8 (0.094%) DO-254
14 7 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.083%) BS15000
15 6 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (0.047%) IEC 61508
17 3 (0.035%) BS7799
17 3 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 3 (0.035%) WAI
System Software
1 759 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 460 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 144 (1.70%) vSphere
5 115 (1.36%) XenApp
6 100 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 78 (0.92%) VMware ESX
8 66 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 56 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 51 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
11 31 (0.37%) Firmware
12 27 (0.32%) vCloud
13 23 (0.27%) Samba
14 22 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
15 21 (0.25%) XenServer
16 19 (0.22%) Terminal Services
17 14 (0.17%) VMware Server
18 12 (0.14%) NFS
19 11 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 10 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 266 (3.14%) SCCM
2 195 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 187 (2.21%) Puppet
4 180 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
5 95 (1.12%) SCOM
6 74 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (0.72%) Ansible
8 51 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 49 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
10 45 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 44 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
12 42 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 42 (0.50%) OpenView
13 40 (0.47%) OVSD
14 34 (0.40%) Netcool
15 30 (0.35%) WSUS
16 24 (0.28%) NetBackup
17 23 (0.27%) Vagrant
18 22 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
19 21 (0.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1542 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1118 (13.18%) Oracle
3 767 (9.04%) VMware
4 684 (8.07%) HP
5 666 (7.85%) Cisco
6 392 (4.62%) Citrix
7 243 (2.87%) Red Hat
8 215 (2.54%) Juniper
9 207 (2.44%) McAfee
10 201 (2.37%) CheckPoint
11 148 (1.75%) SAP
12 146 (1.72%) F5
13 137 (1.62%) IBM
14 119 (1.40%) NetApp
15 96 (1.13%) Remedy
16 85 (1.00%) EMC
17 81 (0.96%) Dell
18 69 (0.81%) CA
19 67 (0.79%) BMC
20 66 (0.78%) Google
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