Period
to 19 July 2018

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 6 months to 19 July 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 32 25
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5,892 5,228 6,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.24% 5.96% 6.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.16% 30.14% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,455 3,170 4,288
England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £230 £263 £262
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 391 263
England median hourly rate £18.70 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.57% -2.78% +17.96%
10th Percentile £15.13 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £52.50 £50.74
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -46.57% -6.67% +15.38%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,766 17,347 21,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.82% 19.78% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,536 10,639 13,742
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 880 733
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.84 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +8.49% +23.99%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.19
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £49.68
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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 6 months to 19 July 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
London +11 2,411 £500 - 135
South East 0 1,395 £425 +1.19% 132
North of England -3 697 £400 - 54
South West -4 611 £425 +6.25% 87
Midlands +6 520 £438 +0.57% 55
North West -3 370 £450 +4.65% 26
West Midlands +13 347 £450 +2.27% 42
East of England +35 256 £400 +14.29% 60
North East -1 180 £300 -9.09% 9
East Midlands -8 172 £413 -2.94% 13
Yorkshire +28 151 £475 +8.57% 19
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared 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 SC Cleared.

1 5,892 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,524 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,029 (17.46%) Windows
4 861 (14.61%) Linux
5 832 (14.12%) Java
6 799 (13.56%) DevOps
7 733 (12.44%) Microsoft
8 718 (12.19%) Amazon AWS
9 588 (9.98%) Migration
10 584 (9.91%) ITIL
11 555 (9.42%) SQL
12 535 (9.08%) Scrum
13 510 (8.66%) Active Directory
14 494 (8.38%) VMware
15 493 (8.37%) Test Automation
16 491 (8.33%) Cisco
17 488 (8.28%) Finance
18 481 (8.16%) Oracle
19 477 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
20 437 (7.42%) Git (software)
21 434 (7.37%) Firewall
22 410 (6.96%) Project Management
22 410 (6.96%) DV Cleared
23 399 (6.77%) Jenkins
24 396 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
25 385 (6.53%) JavaScript
26 384 (6.52%) Python
27 376 (6.38%) Configuration Management
28 367 (6.23%) Docker
28 367 (6.23%) Windows Server

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
1 223 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 149 (2.53%) Confluence
3 105 (1.78%) Tomcat
4 99 (1.68%) Skype for Business
5 90 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 89 (1.51%) IIS
7 82 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
8 75 (1.27%) Apache
9 73 (1.24%) JBoss
10 70 (1.19%) nginx
11 62 (1.05%) Apache Spark
12 54 (0.92%) WebLogic
13 53 (0.90%) WebSphere
14 31 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (0.51%) WildFly
16 29 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
17 26 (0.44%) OpenStack
18 24 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 21 (0.36%) CMS
20 19 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 252 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.24%) Windchill
8 13 (0.22%) GIMP
9 11 (0.19%) Simulink
9 11 (0.19%) Stata
10 9 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.068%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.068%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.051%) InVision
13 2 (0.034%) HipChat
14 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.017%) Revit
14 1 (0.017%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 35 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 14 (0.24%) Primavera
6 13 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 11 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 11 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 9 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
10 7 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle SCM
10 7 (0.12%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.10%) SAP PM
12 5 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
12 5 (0.085%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 718 (12.19%) Amazon AWS
2 477 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 270 (4.58%) Office 365
4 86 (1.46%) Amazon S3
5 82 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 77 (1.31%) PaaS
7 69 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
8 63 (1.07%) SaaS
9 61 (1.04%) IaaS
10 54 (0.92%) GitHub
10 54 (0.92%) Serverless
11 52 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
12 49 (0.83%) npm
13 45 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
14 38 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
15 36 (0.61%) Route 53
16 34 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 27 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
18 26 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 25 (0.42%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 434 (7.37%) Firewall
2 237 (4.02%) DNS
3 167 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 154 (2.61%) WAN
5 143 (2.43%) VPN
6 133 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
7 132 (2.24%) LAN
8 126 (2.14%) DHCP
9 121 (2.05%) Internet
10 113 (1.92%) SAN
11 101 (1.71%) Network Security
12 92 (1.56%) SSL
13 91 (1.54%) HTTP
14 90 (1.53%) Cisco ISE
15 86 (1.46%) Skype
16 79 (1.34%) Wireless
17 74 (1.26%) BGP
18 61 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
18 61 (1.04%) VLAN
19 60 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 264 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
3 234 (3.97%) Big Data
4 169 (2.87%) Relational Database
5 141 (2.39%) Hadoop
6 135 (2.29%) MySQL
7 111 (1.88%) MongoDB
8 109 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
9 88 (1.49%) Oracle Database
10 74 (1.26%) RDBMS
11 64 (1.09%) HBase
12 54 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
13 53 (0.90%) Power BI
13 53 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 49 (0.83%) NoSQL
15 45 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
16 41 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
16 41 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
17 33 (0.56%) Data Mining
17 33 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 437 (7.42%) Git (software)
2 399 (6.77%) Jenkins
3 291 (4.94%) JIRA
4 181 (3.07%) Selenium
5 153 (2.60%) Maven
6 123 (2.09%) Cucumber
7 114 (1.93%) JUnit
8 102 (1.73%) Artifactory
9 85 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 77 (1.31%) Visual Studio
11 73 (1.24%) Vagrant
12 69 (1.17%) Mockito
13 65 (1.10%) GitLab
14 64 (1.09%) SonarQube
15 59 (1.00%) SoapUI
16 56 (0.95%) Subversion
17 55 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
18 52 (0.88%) Eclipse
19 48 (0.81%) Travis CI
20 45 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 488 (8.28%) Finance
2 179 (3.04%) Manufacturing
3 157 (2.66%) Telecoms
4 101 (1.71%) Electronics
5 100 (1.70%) Military
6 91 (1.54%) Law
6 91 (1.54%) Marketing
7 84 (1.43%) Retail
8 46 (0.78%) Legal
9 37 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 20 (0.34%) Games
11 17 (0.29%) Banking
12 16 (0.27%) Publishing
13 12 (0.20%) Billing
14 10 (0.17%) Automotive
15 9 (0.15%) Local Government
16 6 (0.10%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.085%) Back Office
17 5 (0.085%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.068%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 848 (14.39%) Developer
2 675 (11.46%) Architect
3 545 (9.25%) Analyst
4 337 (5.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 321 (5.45%) Consultant
6 314 (5.33%) Project Manager
7 299 (5.07%) Java Developer
8 217 (3.68%) Network Engineer
9 201 (3.41%) Support Engineer
10 180 (3.05%) Desktop Support
11 149 (2.53%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 145 (2.46%) Business Analyst
13 143 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
14 138 (2.34%) Software Engineer
15 130 (2.21%) Test Analyst
16 129 (2.19%) Deployment Engineer
17 116 (1.97%) Technical Architect
18 115 (1.95%) SC Cleared Java Developer
19 112 (1.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
20 109 (1.85%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (5.14%) Web Services
2 228 (3.87%) .NET
3 216 (3.67%) HTML
4 198 (3.36%) CSS
5 191 (3.24%) XML
6 182 (3.09%) REST
7 174 (2.95%) Node.js
8 160 (2.72%) Spring
9 141 (2.39%) AngularJS
10 137 (2.33%) RESTful
11 122 (2.07%) JSON
12 119 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
13 108 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
14 105 (1.78%) HTML5
15 101 (1.71%) Kafka
16 93 (1.58%) Apache Camel
17 92 (1.56%) Java EE
18 90 (1.53%) SOAP
19 83 (1.41%) CSS3
19 83 (1.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 364 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 279 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 177 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 140 (2.38%) User Experience
5 111 (1.88%) PKI
6 102 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
7 86 (1.46%) Private Cloud
8 80 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
9 79 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 68 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 44 (0.75%) Clustering
12 39 (0.66%) Driving Licence
13 36 (0.61%) NHS
13 36 (0.61%) Virtual Team
14 28 (0.48%) Client/Server
15 27 (0.46%) EMC VNX
15 27 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
15 27 (0.46%) Smartphone
16 26 (0.44%) CMDB
16 26 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,029 (17.46%) Windows
2 861 (14.61%) Linux
3 367 (6.23%) Windows Server
4 292 (4.96%) Unix
5 226 (3.84%) Windows 10
6 206 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 147 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 144 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 139 (2.36%) Windows 7
10 106 (1.80%) CentOS
11 73 (1.24%) AIX
12 69 (1.17%) Android
12 69 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 67 (1.14%) Apple iOS
14 62 (1.05%) Ubuntu
15 54 (0.92%) Solaris
16 42 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 37 (0.63%) CoreOS
18 34 (0.58%) VMS
19 19 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,524 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (13.56%) DevOps
3 588 (9.98%) Migration
4 584 (9.91%) ITIL
5 535 (9.08%) Scrum
6 493 (8.37%) Test Automation
7 410 (6.96%) Project Management
8 396 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
9 376 (6.38%) Configuration Management
10 348 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
11 326 (5.53%) Open Source
12 302 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 298 (5.06%) TDD
14 284 (4.82%) Service Management
15 260 (4.41%) Microservices
16 255 (4.33%) Software Engineering
17 234 (3.97%) Change Management
18 232 (3.94%) PRINCE2
19 221 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
20 220 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 832 (14.12%) Java
2 555 (9.42%) SQL
3 385 (6.53%) JavaScript
4 384 (6.52%) Python
5 323 (5.48%) PowerShell
6 234 (3.97%) C#
7 218 (3.70%) C
8 175 (2.97%) Bash Shell
9 164 (2.78%) C++
10 163 (2.77%) Java 8
11 147 (2.49%) Ruby
12 89 (1.51%) Perl
13 79 (1.34%) Shell Script
14 76 (1.29%) PL/SQL
15 57 (0.97%) Groovy
16 50 (0.85%) PHP
17 38 (0.64%) T-SQL
18 34 (0.58%) Ada
19 33 (0.56%) Scala
19 33 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5,892 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 410 (6.96%) DV Cleared
3 231 (3.92%) Degree
4 213 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
5 139 (2.36%) CCNP
6 133 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 117 (1.99%) CCNA
8 100 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 95 (1.61%) ISEB
10 72 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 71 (1.21%) ISTQB
12 68 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
13 61 (1.04%) CISSP
14 60 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 55 (0.93%) MCSE
16 47 (0.80%) CCIE
17 42 (0.71%) PMI Certification
18 41 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
19 40 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
20 39 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (2.04%) SLA
2 111 (1.88%) PMO
3 97 (1.65%) QA
4 65 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 62 (1.05%) GDPR
6 48 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
7 43 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 13 (0.22%) JSP 440
10 11 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 11 (0.19%) RMADS
11 9 (0.15%) Def Stans
11 9 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.10%) COBIT
12 6 (0.10%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.068%) Government Security Classifications
14 3 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.051%) DO-178B
14 3 (0.051%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 510 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 367 (6.23%) Docker
3 322 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (2.17%) vSphere
5 103 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 94 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 63 (1.07%) XenApp
8 54 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (0.73%) XenDesktop
10 41 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (0.51%) VMware NSX
12 27 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 23 (0.39%) Firmware
14 20 (0.34%) flannel
14 20 (0.34%) NFS
15 18 (0.31%) HDFS
16 17 (0.29%) VirtualBox
17 16 (0.27%) etcd
18 15 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
18 15 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 313 (5.31%) Puppet
2 269 (4.57%) Ansible
3 249 (4.23%) SCCM
4 233 (3.95%) Kubernetes
5 219 (3.72%) Terraform
6 122 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
7 85 (1.44%) SCOM
8 56 (0.95%) HP ALM
8 56 (0.95%) Kibana
9 54 (0.92%) logstash
10 52 (0.88%) FortiGate
11 49 (0.83%) Packer
12 47 (0.80%) AirWatch
13 44 (0.75%) HAProxy
14 42 (0.71%) Grafana
15 40 (0.68%) vCenter Server
16 37 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
16 37 (0.63%) Nagios
16 37 (0.63%) WSUS
17 35 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 733 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 494 (8.38%) VMware
3 491 (8.33%) Cisco
4 481 (8.16%) Oracle
5 255 (4.33%) SAP
6 218 (3.70%) HP
7 174 (2.95%) Citrix
7 174 (2.95%) Red Hat
8 135 (2.29%) Juniper
9 114 (1.93%) IBM
10 113 (1.92%) McAfee
11 96 (1.63%) EMC
11 96 (1.63%) NetApp
12 91 (1.54%) Google
13 83 (1.41%) Splunk
14 77 (1.31%) ServiceNow
15 72 (1.22%) SolarWinds
16 69 (1.17%) Palo Alto
17 67 (1.14%) CheckPoint
18 59 (1.00%) F5