The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 20 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3965 2757 3086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.25% 5.39% 5.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.15% 30.36% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2054 1381 1520
Average daily rate
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£388 £378 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £372 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.87% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 182 242
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -3.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.48 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -14.00%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 3371 £395 +5.33% 513
South East 0 1119 £379 +3.83% 181
London +25 852 £433 +1.94% 116
Hampshire 0 597 £375 +6.76% 89
South West -1 558 £375 -3.84% 88
Scotland +32 312 £335 -12.90% 19
Berkshire 0 269 £400 - 39
North West +12 216 £350 -7.89% 26
City of London -2 209 £418 -5.11% 48
West Midlands +7 185 £375 +3.44% 24
Wales +5 180 £425 +6.25% 12
Gloucestershire +1 162 £401 -2.90% 29
Buckinghamshire +4 158 £350 +13.08% 17
East of England +21 148 £375 +4.16% 40
Milton Keynes +4 139 £350 +16.66% 15
Somerset +3 131 £384 +12.86% 10
Renfrewshire 0 120 £330 -17.50% 4
Erskine 0 120 £330 -17.50% 4
South Wales +5 119 £438 +6.06% 10
Reading +6 118 £400 -5.88% 12
Gosport 0 111 £450 +3.44% 10
Hook 0 104 £332 -5.58% 7
East Midlands +15 97 £330 -17.50% 11
Wiltshire -4 97 £300 -29.41% 11
Taunton 0 96 £375 -0.66% 5
Glasgow +34 93 £338 -3.57% 5
North East +6 93 £351 -1.26% 4
Lancashire +8 85 £355 +29.09% 6
Birmingham +16 82 £425 +6.25% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 78 £358 +6.71% 4

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5812 (71.64%) SC Cleared
2 1803 (22.22%) Windows
3 1621 (19.98%) Microsoft
4 1351 (16.65%) DV Cleared
5 1164 (14.35%) Oracle
6 1032 (12.72%) ITIL
7 961 (11.85%) SQL
8 893 (11.01%) HP
9 801 (9.87%) Project Management
10 792 (9.76%) MS Excel
11 726 (8.95%) Active Directory
12 657 (8.10%) Finance
13 638 (7.86%) .NET
14 604 (7.44%) Linux
15 594 (7.32%) VMware
16 580 (7.15%) UNIX
17 574 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
18 567 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
19 561 (6.91%) Java
20 557 (6.87%) SQL Server
21 543 (6.69%) PRINCE2
22 507 (6.25%) Cisco
23 500 (6.16%) MS Office
24 498 (6.14%) SharePoint
25 490 (6.04%) Telecoms
26 484 (5.97%) Windows 7
27 467 (5.76%) C#
27 467 (5.76%) Citrix
28 461 (5.68%) Migration
29 448 (5.52%) Service Management

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 498 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 332 (4.09%) MS Exchange
3 136 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 111 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 105 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 101 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
7 90 (1.11%) IIS
8 84 (1.04%) Apache
9 80 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 79 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
11 78 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
12 72 (0.89%) Lync
13 60 (0.74%) WebSphere
14 56 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
15 53 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
16 49 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 47 (0.58%) Confluence
18 42 (0.52%) MS Project Server
19 36 (0.44%) CMS
19 36 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 792 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 500 (6.16%) MS Office
3 323 (3.98%) MS Project
4 118 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 110 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 46 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.16%) Simulink
9 10 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
10 7 (0.086%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.086%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.086%) PaintShop Pro
11 5 (0.062%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.062%) Windchill
12 4 (0.049%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.037%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.037%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.025%) SPSS
15 1 (0.012%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 264 (3.25%) Oracle EBS
2 120 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 106 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 87 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
5 57 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
6 52 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
7 38 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
8 37 (0.46%) Summit
9 35 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
10 34 (0.42%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 33 (0.41%) TRIRIGA
12 23 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
13 22 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
13 22 (0.27%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 19 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
14 19 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
14 19 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
15 15 (0.18%) ResourceLink
16 14 (0.17%) assyst
17 13 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 62 (0.76%) SaaS
2 34 (0.42%) IaaS
3 33 (0.41%) PaaS
4 30 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (0.099%) Office 365
8 4 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.037%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.025%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.025%) GitHub
11 1 (0.012%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.012%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 329 (4.06%) DNS
2 323 (3.98%) SAN
3 307 (3.78%) Firewall
4 291 (3.59%) LAN
5 240 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 234 (2.88%) WAN
7 214 (2.64%) DHCP
8 131 (1.61%) Network Security
9 124 (1.53%) VPN
10 112 (1.38%) Internet
11 97 (1.20%) LDAP
12 87 (1.07%) SSL
12 87 (1.07%) HTTP
13 76 (0.94%) NAS
14 72 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
15 69 (0.85%) Wireless
16 57 (0.70%) MPLS
17 55 (0.68%) VoIP
18 54 (0.67%) VLAN
19 53 (0.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 557 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 324 (3.99%) Oracle Database
3 166 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
4 158 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 140 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 123 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 119 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 112 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 100 (1.23%) MySQL
10 89 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 88 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 87 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
13 83 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
14 66 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
15 64 (0.79%) RDBMS
16 59 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
17 51 (0.63%) MongoDB
18 41 (0.51%) Hadoop
18 41 (0.51%) DB2
18 41 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 158 (1.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 114 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 105 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 104 (1.28%) Selenium
5 96 (1.18%) MSI
6 95 (1.17%) Subversion
7 93 (1.15%) LoadRunner
8 90 (1.11%) Maven
9 87 (1.07%) Visual Studio
10 84 (1.04%) JIRA
11 64 (0.79%) JUnit
12 60 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
13 58 (0.71%) Git (software)
14 52 (0.64%) Ant
14 52 (0.64%) JMeter
15 47 (0.58%) Eclipse
15 47 (0.58%) WebDriver
16 46 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
17 44 (0.54%) StarTeam
18 41 (0.51%) ClearCase
General
1 657 (8.10%) Finance
2 490 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 209 (2.58%) Military
4 100 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 99 (1.22%) Back Office
6 64 (0.79%) Legal
7 39 (0.48%) Publishing
8 37 (0.46%) Retail
8 37 (0.46%) Marketing
9 36 (0.44%) Electronics
10 33 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 30 (0.37%) Local Government
12 29 (0.36%) Banking
13 27 (0.33%) Billing
14 23 (0.28%) Front Office
15 20 (0.25%) General Ledger
15 20 (0.25%) Avionics
16 19 (0.23%) Law
17 10 (0.12%) Automotive
18 6 (0.074%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 982 (12.10%) Analyst
2 930 (11.46%) Developer
3 617 (7.61%) Consultant
4 593 (7.31%) Architect
5 530 (6.53%) Project Manager
6 269 (3.32%) Test Analyst
7 256 (3.16%) Support Engineer
8 203 (2.50%) Tester
9 199 (2.45%) Administrator
10 189 (2.33%) Business Analyst
11 179 (2.21%) Network Engineer
12 171 (2.11%) Java Developer
13 165 (2.03%) DBA
14 160 (1.97%) Desktop Support
15 156 (1.92%) Test Manager
16 151 (1.86%) Desktop Engineer
17 134 (1.65%) Solutions Architect
18 133 (1.64%) .NET Developer
19 125 (1.54%) Software Engineer
20 121 (1.49%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 638 (7.86%) .NET
2 389 (4.79%) HTML
3 351 (4.33%) ASP.NET
4 266 (3.28%) XML
5 262 (3.23%) JSP
6 251 (3.09%) Web Services
7 178 (2.19%) CSS
8 120 (1.48%) Middleware
9 113 (1.39%) Spring
10 109 (1.34%) .NET Framework
11 85 (1.05%) REST
12 84 (1.04%) J2EE
13 82 (1.01%) jQuery
14 81 (1.00%) Application Packaging
15 76 (0.94%) HTML5
16 63 (0.78%) Hibernate
17 58 (0.71%) SOAP
17 58 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
18 55 (0.68%) WCF
19 51 (0.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 304 (3.75%) Management Information System
2 192 (2.37%) Open Source
3 141 (1.74%) Clustering
4 137 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 118 (1.45%) CESG
6 93 (1.15%) Replication
7 92 (1.13%) PKI
8 85 (1.05%) CMDB
9 70 (0.86%) RMADS
10 69 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 65 (0.80%) Statistics
12 62 (0.76%) Fat Client
12 62 (0.76%) Thin Client
13 59 (0.73%) Economics
14 51 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
15 50 (0.62%) GIS
16 45 (0.55%) NHS
16 45 (0.55%) Data Integration
17 42 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
18 34 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1803 (22.22%) Windows
2 604 (7.44%) Linux
3 580 (7.15%) UNIX
4 574 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 567 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 484 (5.97%) Windows 7
7 384 (4.73%) Windows XP
8 133 (1.64%) Solaris
9 124 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 100 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 81 (1.00%) Windows 2000
12 75 (0.92%) Windows Vista
13 60 (0.74%) AIX
14 41 (0.51%) Android
14 41 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 37 (0.46%) CentOS
16 35 (0.43%) HPUX
17 23 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.23%) Apple iOS
18 19 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1032 (12.72%) ITIL
2 801 (9.87%) Project Management
3 543 (6.69%) PRINCE2
4 461 (5.68%) Migration
5 448 (5.52%) Service Management
6 408 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
7 404 (4.98%) Configuration Management
8 400 (4.93%) Service Delivery
9 392 (4.83%) Test Scripting
10 356 (4.39%) Scrum
11 321 (3.96%) CRM
12 300 (3.70%) Change Management
13 288 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 235 (2.90%) Workflow
14 235 (2.90%) Risk Management
15 218 (2.69%) Software Engineering
16 198 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
17 197 (2.43%) UML
18 191 (2.35%) Software Testing
19 182 (2.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 961 (11.85%) SQL
2 561 (6.91%) Java
3 467 (5.76%) C#
4 421 (5.19%) JavaScript
5 312 (3.85%) C
6 230 (2.83%) PL/SQL
7 226 (2.79%) PowerShell
8 198 (2.44%) VB
9 141 (1.74%) C++
10 126 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 125 (1.54%) VBScript
12 110 (1.36%) T-SQL
13 100 (1.23%) Python
14 93 (1.15%) Perl
15 90 (1.11%) PHP
16 74 (0.91%) VB.NET
17 72 (0.89%) VBA
18 63 (0.78%) Ruby
19 36 (0.44%) Bash Shell
20 26 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5812 (71.64%) SC Cleared
2 1351 (16.65%) DV Cleared
3 412 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 254 (3.13%) Degree
5 224 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
6 223 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 210 (2.59%) ISEB
8 194 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 156 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 134 (1.65%) CTC Cleared
11 125 (1.54%) CCNP
12 117 (1.44%) CCNA
13 113 (1.39%) BC Cleared
14 109 (1.34%) MCP
15 103 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
16 101 (1.24%) MCSE
17 92 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 88 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 76 (0.94%) CISSP
20 71 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (4.18%) SLA
2 260 (3.20%) QA
3 90 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 76 (0.94%) JSP 440
5 61 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 38 (0.47%) ISO 14001
7 23 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 20 (0.25%) COBIT
9 19 (0.23%) ISO 9000
9 19 (0.23%) DO-178B
10 16 (0.20%) P3O
11 15 (0.18%) PCI DSS
12 12 (0.15%) BS15000
13 6 (0.074%) GPG13
14 5 (0.062%) WCAG
15 4 (0.049%) BS7799
16 3 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.025%) BS25999
17 2 (0.025%) WAI
18 1 (0.012%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 726 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 364 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 125 (1.54%) XenApp
5 124 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 119 (1.47%) vSphere
7 85 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 78 (0.96%) VMware ESX
9 56 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
10 45 (0.55%) NFS
11 44 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
12 38 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
13 32 (0.39%) XenServer
13 32 (0.39%) Terminal Services
14 31 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 29 (0.36%) Nmap
16 28 (0.35%) ISA Server
17 27 (0.33%) vCloud
18 22 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
19 20 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 294 (3.62%) SCCM
2 244 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
3 195 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 80 (0.99%) SCOM
5 64 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
6 61 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 56 (0.69%) NetBackup
8 53 (0.65%) Puppet
9 49 (0.60%) WSUS
9 49 (0.60%) OpenView
10 48 (0.59%) Tivoli
11 46 (0.57%) Netcool
12 44 (0.54%) Backup Exec
13 41 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 37 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
15 35 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
16 34 (0.42%) OVSD
17 33 (0.41%) Data Guard
18 30 (0.37%) Nessus
19 29 (0.36%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1621 (19.98%) Microsoft
2 1164 (14.35%) Oracle
3 893 (11.01%) HP
4 594 (7.32%) VMware
5 507 (6.25%) Cisco
6 467 (5.76%) Citrix
7 189 (2.33%) McAfee
8 157 (1.94%) IBM
9 156 (1.92%) SAP
10 154 (1.90%) Red Hat
11 142 (1.75%) CheckPoint
12 129 (1.59%) Juniper
13 120 (1.48%) EMC
14 103 (1.27%) Symantec
15 101 (1.24%) Remedy
16 92 (1.13%) F5
17 91 (1.12%) CA
18 83 (1.02%) Lumension
19 80 (0.99%) AppSense
20 75 (0.92%) Dell
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