Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 735 855 852
Rank change year-on-year +120 -3 -20
Contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications 17 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.027% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 11
England median daily rate £425 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +5.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £238 £414 £356
90th Percentile £539 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -19.05% +5.00% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 7,870 10,246 12,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.54% 10.71% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,950 6,534 7,966
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 366 326
England median hourly rate £21.42 £20.80 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +3.99% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.00 £10.67
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.61 £50.39
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.73% +1.23% -11.11%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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
London +97 11 £338 -41.30% 3
South West - 4 £438 -
South East +42 2 £643 +28.50%
Government Security Classifications
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 (94.12%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) ITIL
3 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) DV Cleared
4 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (47.06%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (41.18%) SAN
6 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
6 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
6 7 (41.18%) DHCP
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (41.18%) Patch Management
6 7 (41.18%) High Availability
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
7 6 (35.29%) HP StoreVirtual
7 6 (35.29%) NCSC
7 6 (35.29%) DNS
7 6 (35.29%) IPv4
7 6 (35.29%) IIS
7 6 (35.29%) HP
7 6 (35.29%) Service Management
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
8 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
8 5 (29.41%) Virtual Machines

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 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Azure
1 1 (5.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DHCP
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (5.88%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Support Officer
1 5 (29.41%) Technical Support
2 4 (23.53%) Designer
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Support Officer
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Officer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (35.29%) HP StoreVirtual
3 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
3 4 (23.53%) Fat Client
3 4 (23.53%) Private Cloud
3 4 (23.53%) Thin Client
4 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) High Availability
2 7 (41.18%) Patch Management
3 6 (35.29%) Service Management
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
5 4 (23.53%) ITSM
5 4 (23.53%) PRINCE
5 4 (23.53%) Service Design
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Network Management
7 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1 (5.88%) Architectural Design
8 1 (5.88%) Data Enrichment
8 1 (5.88%) Data Transformation
8 1 (5.88%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
8 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
3 11 (64.71%) DV Cleared
4 8 (47.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) NCSC
2 4 (23.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (17.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
2 5 (29.41%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (23.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (17.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Lumension
3 3 (17.65%) Sophos
3 3 (17.65%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) OpenText