The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 23 41
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2601 3383 2225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.04% 6.83% 4.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.03% 31.81% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 2080 1310
Median daily rate £440 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £582 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 131 154
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -1.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.91 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year +11.78% -0.70%  

SC Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8382 10634 9598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.47% 21.47% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5031 6702 5651
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 358 485
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
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 SC Cleared within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 905 £500 +3.09% 56
South East -6 640 £414 -1.48% 64
South West +1 415 £425 +11.84% 40
North West +1 225 £438 +2.94% 12
West Midlands -10 106 £438 +9.37% 23
East Midlands +17 104 £410 -4.09% 4
North East -3 87 £310 - 10
East of England -7 71 £375 +4.16% 12
Yorkshire +17 43 £435 -23.00% 5
Midlands +14 8 £400 -20.39% 27
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 5220 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1088 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
3 925 (17.72%) Windows
4 814 (15.59%) Linux
5 796 (15.25%) Microsoft
6 727 (13.93%) ITIL
7 571 (10.94%) Migration
8 551 (10.56%) DevOps
9 523 (10.02%) Java
10 511 (9.79%) Project Management
11 510 (9.77%) Finance
12 492 (9.43%) Oracle
13 476 (9.12%) SQL
14 473 (9.06%) Cisco
15 452 (8.66%) Firewall
16 434 (8.31%) DV Cleared
17 426 (8.16%) VMware
18 421 (8.07%) Active Directory
19 350 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
20 345 (6.61%) Puppet
21 336 (6.44%) SAP
22 335 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
23 328 (6.28%) Service Management
24 326 (6.25%) Unix
25 324 (6.21%) Scrum
26 318 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
27 313 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
28 309 (5.92%) Programme Management
29 297 (5.69%) PRINCE2
30 295 (5.65%) Telecoms

SC Cleared
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
1 289 (5.54%) SharePoint
2 140 (2.68%) Confluence
3 113 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 109 (2.09%) Apache
5 94 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 93 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
7 92 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 84 (1.61%) JBoss
9 78 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 76 (1.46%) Skype for Business
11 73 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
12 62 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
13 59 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 58 (1.11%) IIS
15 55 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
16 54 (1.03%) WebSphere
17 50 (0.96%) nginx
18 37 (0.71%) OpenStack
19 32 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 31 (0.59%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 318 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
2 204 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
3 186 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 67 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 64 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.17%) Simulink
8 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.077%) Siemens NX
9 4 (0.077%) Windchill
10 2 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.038%) InVision
10 2 (0.038%) OrCAD
10 2 (0.038%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.038%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.038%) SPSS
11 1 (0.019%) CATIA
11 1 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.019%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 166 (3.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 61 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (0.82%) SAP ERP
4 40 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
5 34 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
7 19 (0.36%) Primavera
7 19 (0.36%) Teamcenter
8 18 (0.34%) SAP HCM
9 16 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
10 13 (0.25%) SAP HR
11 12 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
11 12 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
12 10 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
13 9 (0.17%) LabWindows
13 9 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
13 9 (0.17%) SAP SD
14 8 (0.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
15 7 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
15 7 (0.13%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 335 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 276 (5.29%) Office 365
3 208 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 92 (1.76%) PaaS
5 87 (1.67%) IaaS
6 57 (1.09%) GitHub
7 33 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (0.57%) SaaS
10 19 (0.36%) G Suite
11 18 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
13 16 (0.31%) Trello
14 12 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.23%) Datadog
15 11 (0.21%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (0.19%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.19%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 452 (8.66%) Firewall
2 272 (5.21%) LAN
3 252 (4.83%) WAN
4 221 (4.23%) DNS
5 173 (3.31%) TCP/IP
6 141 (2.70%) Wireless
7 129 (2.47%) VPN
8 108 (2.07%) DHCP
9 105 (2.01%) HTTP
10 102 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
11 94 (1.80%) Internet
12 91 (1.74%) SAN
13 84 (1.61%) Network Security
14 82 (1.57%) LDAP
15 80 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
16 65 (1.25%) BGP
17 56 (1.07%) VLAN
18 55 (1.05%) VoIP
19 53 (1.02%) OSPF
19 53 (1.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 253 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
3 172 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 141 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 119 (2.28%) Relational Database
6 112 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 98 (1.88%) Big Data
8 79 (1.51%) MySQL
9 71 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 70 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 65 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
12 63 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 52 (1.00%) HBase
13 52 (1.00%) NoSQL
14 51 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
15 48 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
16 47 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
17 45 (0.86%) Redis
18 43 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
19 40 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 277 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 212 (4.06%) Jenkins
3 211 (4.04%) JIRA
4 85 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 77 (1.48%) Selenium
6 71 (1.36%) Maven
7 67 (1.28%) Cucumber
8 61 (1.17%) Visual Studio
9 52 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 49 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
11 47 (0.90%) Bitbucket
12 44 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
13 41 (0.79%) GitLab
14 35 (0.67%) Artifactory
14 35 (0.67%) HP UFT
15 32 (0.61%) Toad
16 31 (0.59%) SpecFlow
17 28 (0.54%) Ant
17 28 (0.54%) IntelliJ
18 24 (0.46%) MSI
General
1 510 (9.77%) Finance
2 295 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 231 (4.43%) Manufacturing
4 186 (3.56%) Electronics
5 174 (3.33%) Marketing
6 89 (1.70%) Military
7 78 (1.49%) Law
8 74 (1.42%) Legal
9 43 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 20 (0.38%) Avionics
11 19 (0.36%) Banking
12 18 (0.34%) Back Office
12 18 (0.34%) Billing
13 17 (0.33%) Local Government
14 10 (0.19%) Publishing
15 7 (0.13%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.13%) Retail
16 4 (0.077%) Advertising
16 4 (0.077%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.077%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 648 (12.41%) Architect
2 585 (11.21%) Developer
3 450 (8.62%) Analyst
4 428 (8.20%) Consultant
5 308 (5.90%) Project Manager
6 226 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 200 (3.83%) Network Engineer
8 169 (3.24%) Business Analyst
9 168 (3.22%) Java Developer
10 149 (2.85%) Support Engineer
11 146 (2.80%) Technical Architect
12 136 (2.61%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 114 (2.18%) Administrator
14 110 (2.11%) Software Engineer
15 107 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
16 90 (1.72%) DBA
16 90 (1.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 86 (1.65%) Linux Engineer
18 84 (1.61%) Systems Engineer
19 78 (1.49%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (3.83%) Web Services
2 191 (3.66%) .NET
3 189 (3.62%) HTML
4 177 (3.39%) CSS
5 119 (2.28%) REST
6 112 (2.15%) Spring
7 106 (2.03%) Node.js
8 92 (1.76%) XML
9 84 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
10 79 (1.51%) HTML5
11 78 (1.49%) RESTful
12 77 (1.48%) Middleware
13 65 (1.25%) AngularJS
14 57 (1.09%) Apache Camel
15 54 (1.03%) J2EE
16 53 (1.02%) CSS3
16 53 (1.02%) SOAP
17 49 (0.94%) .NET Framework
17 49 (0.94%) Spring Boot
18 46 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 350 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 287 (5.50%) Data Centre
3 190 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 108 (2.07%) PKI
5 79 (1.51%) User Experience
6 63 (1.21%) Clustering
7 62 (1.19%) Replication
8 60 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 52 (1.00%) Blackberry
10 49 (0.94%) Public Cloud
11 45 (0.86%) CESG
12 42 (0.80%) Private Cloud
13 38 (0.73%) RIA
14 34 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 34 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
15 33 (0.63%) PMI
16 31 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
16 31 (0.59%) Mainframe
17 26 (0.50%) Data Structures
18 23 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 925 (17.72%) Windows
2 814 (15.59%) Linux
3 326 (6.25%) Unix
4 273 (5.23%) Windows Server
5 239 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 181 (3.47%) Windows 10
7 171 (3.28%) CentOS
8 149 (2.85%) Solaris
9 145 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 138 (2.64%) Windows 7
11 136 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 127 (2.43%) AIX
13 100 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 80 (1.53%) Ubuntu
15 46 (0.88%) HPUX
16 44 (0.84%) Windows Vista
17 32 (0.61%) Android
18 27 (0.52%) Apple iOS
19 23 (0.44%) Debian
20 21 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1088 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
2 727 (13.93%) ITIL
3 571 (10.94%) Migration
4 551 (10.56%) DevOps
5 511 (9.79%) Project Management
6 328 (6.28%) Service Management
7 324 (6.21%) Scrum
8 313 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 309 (5.92%) Programme Management
10 297 (5.69%) PRINCE2
11 290 (5.56%) Configuration Management
12 254 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 220 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
14 207 (3.97%) Test Automation
15 206 (3.95%) Open Source
16 187 (3.58%) Service Delivery
17 181 (3.47%) Software Engineering
18 179 (3.43%) Risk Management
19 166 (3.18%) Digital Marketing
20 162 (3.10%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 523 (10.02%) Java
2 476 (9.12%) SQL
3 263 (5.04%) Python
4 224 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 208 (3.98%) C
6 184 (3.52%) Bash Shell
7 183 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 173 (3.31%) C#
9 156 (2.99%) Ruby
10 115 (2.20%) C++
11 70 (1.34%) Shell Script
12 69 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 64 (1.23%) Perl
14 58 (1.11%) VB
15 38 (0.73%) VBScript
16 37 (0.71%) Scala
17 33 (0.63%) Ada
18 30 (0.57%) F#
18 30 (0.57%) Groovy
18 30 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5220 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 434 (8.31%) DV Cleared
3 286 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
4 229 (4.39%) Degree
5 194 (3.72%) CCNP
6 107 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 102 (1.95%) CCNA
8 98 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 93 (1.78%) CISSP
10 89 (1.70%) CCIE
11 63 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
12 62 (1.19%) ISEB
13 59 (1.13%) CCSA
14 55 (1.05%) CCDP
14 55 (1.05%) JNCIA
15 51 (0.98%) CCSE
16 49 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
17 47 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
18 46 (0.88%) PMI Certification
19 41 (0.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (2.47%) PMO
2 108 (2.07%) QA
3 96 (1.84%) SLA
4 68 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 42 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 37 (0.71%) JSP 440
7 32 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
8 26 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 23 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 22 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 22 (0.42%) RMADS
11 16 (0.31%) Def Stans
12 13 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.23%) MIL-STD-1553
14 10 (0.19%) IEC 61508
15 9 (0.17%) DO-178B
15 9 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 8 (0.15%) GDPR
17 7 (0.13%) EFQM
18 5 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 421 (8.07%) Active Directory
2 292 (5.59%) Docker
3 256 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 67 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 63 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
7 59 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 59 (1.13%) vSphere
8 51 (0.98%) XenApp
9 37 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 30 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
11 26 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 22 (0.42%) KVM
13 20 (0.38%) HDFS
14 19 (0.36%) vCloud
15 18 (0.34%) Samba
16 17 (0.33%) etcd
16 17 (0.33%) flannel
17 16 (0.31%) Squid
17 16 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 345 (6.61%) Puppet
2 254 (4.87%) Ansible
3 173 (3.31%) SCCM
4 156 (2.99%) Kubernetes
5 123 (2.36%) Terraform
6 95 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (1.13%) logstash
8 53 (1.02%) FortiGate
9 51 (0.98%) Kibana
10 49 (0.94%) ZABBIX
11 46 (0.88%) SCOM
12 35 (0.67%) yum
13 34 (0.65%) vCenter Server
14 33 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
15 32 (0.61%) HAProxy
16 31 (0.59%) Nagios
17 29 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 25 (0.48%) Data Guard
18 25 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
18 25 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 796 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 492 (9.43%) Oracle
3 473 (9.06%) Cisco
4 426 (8.16%) VMware
5 336 (6.44%) SAP
6 278 (5.33%) Red Hat
7 242 (4.64%) HP
8 167 (3.20%) Citrix
9 166 (3.18%) Juniper
10 158 (3.03%) F5
11 147 (2.82%) IBM
12 136 (2.61%) CheckPoint
13 68 (1.30%) McAfee
14 67 (1.28%) Remedy
15 63 (1.21%) Fortinet
16 52 (1.00%) Google
16 52 (1.00%) Riverbed
16 52 (1.00%) Sun
17 51 (0.98%) Aruba
17 51 (0.98%) Splunk
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £18 per hour Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £133.27 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + n/a
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
KnownFour
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £445.35 - £500.99 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + n/a
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £133.75 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £392.81 - £441.89 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £445.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £151 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Expenses
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £640.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago