Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 819 828 828
Rank change year-on-year +9 0 +9
Contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications 20 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.021% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 16
England median daily rate £455 £506 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.12% +3.85% -5.80%
10th Percentile £414 £367 £425
90th Percentile £638 £634 £500
UK median daily rate £490 £506 £488
% change year-on-year -3.21% +3.85% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 9,675 11,806 10,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.60% 12.87% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,130 7,783 6,695
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £239
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 310 362
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.55 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.48% -11.95% -3.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.88 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% -12.34% -6.00%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
South East +3 12 £455 -27.20% 3
London +11 7 £428 -14.50% 1
Government Security Classifications
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (45.00%) IaaS
4 8 (40.00%) Office 365
4 8 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) Firewall
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (30.00%) Migration
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (25.00%) SaaS
7 5 (25.00%) PaaS
7 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (20.00%) Open Source
8 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (20.00%) Skype
8 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (20.00%) Totara
8 4 (20.00%) Power BI
8 4 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (20.00%) Cisco
8 4 (20.00%) Service Management
8 4 (20.00%) VMware
8 4 (20.00%) ERP

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 4 (20.00%) Totara
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) IaaS
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) Office 365
3 5 (25.00%) PaaS
3 5 (25.00%) SaaS
4 3 (15.00%) OneDrive
5 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (20.00%) Internet
2 4 (20.00%) Skype
3 3 (15.00%) BGP
3 3 (15.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (15.00%) IPsec
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) Network Security
3 3 (15.00%) SSL
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) Telepresence
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) IPv4
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Power BI
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Azure Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) ERP Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Integration Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (5.00%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) ERP
3 4 (20.00%) Open Source
3 4 (20.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (15.00%) Network Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) ITSM
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (5.00%) GDPR
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Aruba
3 3 (15.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) F5
3 3 (15.00%) Juniper
3 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp