Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Government Security Classifications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Government Security Classifications over the 6 months to 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 853 850
Rank change year-on-year +37 -3 +37
Contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications 24 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.10% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 19
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -9.09%
10th Percentile £414 £353 £405
90th Percentile £638 £548 £515
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £24.50 - -

Government Security Classifications is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 10,001 11,633 11,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.64% 12.49% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,391 7,658 7,231
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 327 400
England median hourly rate £22.40 £20.00 £23.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.99% -13.67% +7.51%
10th Percentile £11.15 £10.84 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.29 £48.35 £47.03
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year +10.00% -19.19% +14.24%

Government Security Classifications
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Government Security Classifications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Government Security Classifications in England

Government Security Classifications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Government Security Classifications in England

Government Security Classifications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Government Security Classifications in England

Government Security Classifications
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications within the England region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +7 13 £478 -
London +19 8 £575 +15.00% 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North of England - 2 - - 1
Government Security Classifications
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Government Security Classifications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Government Security Classifications.

1 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (45.83%) Windows
4 9 (37.50%) Firewall
4 9 (37.50%) ITIL
4 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (33.33%) VMware
5 8 (33.33%) Cisco
5 8 (33.33%) IaaS
6 7 (29.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (29.17%) Service Management
6 7 (29.17%) Internet
6 7 (29.17%) Migration
6 7 (29.17%) Information Management
6 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
7 6 (25.00%) Office 365
7 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (25.00%) Network Security
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (25.00%) CCNA
7 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification

Government Security Classifications
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Totara
3 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (33.33%) IaaS
3 7 (29.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (25.00%) Office 365
5 4 (16.67%) PaaS
5 4 (16.67%) SaaS
6 3 (12.50%) OneDrive
7 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Firewall
2 7 (29.17%) Internet
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (12.50%) BGP
5 3 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (12.50%) IPsec
5 3 (12.50%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) SAN
5 3 (12.50%) Skype
5 3 (12.50%) SSL
5 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (12.50%) Telepresence
5 3 (12.50%) WAN
6 2 (8.33%) IPv4
6 2 (8.33%) SMS
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Power BI
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (16.67%) Law
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Azure Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 3 (12.50%) ERP Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Information Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Information Risk Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technician
4 2 (8.33%) Migration Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) CESG
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) CentOS
6 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.17%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
2 7 (29.17%) Information Management
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Service Management
3 6 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (16.67%) ERP
5 4 (16.67%) Open Source
5 4 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Information Security
6 3 (12.50%) Network Management
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 2 (8.33%) ITSM
7 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
8 1 (4.17%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) CCNA
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) MCSE
5 3 (12.50%) CCNP
6 2 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCDPM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Aruba
3 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) F5
3 3 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Juniper
3 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) Lumension
5 1 (4.17%) McAfee
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Sophos
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec