Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 28 32
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5191 6235 5427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.49% 6.34% 5.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.23% 30.83% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3168 3914 3249
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £208 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 242 300
England median hourly rate £18.70 £31.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.16% +4.17% +57.89%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.25 £15.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -38.97% +4.62% +73.33%

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 17761 20221 20833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.55% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10896 12588 12660
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 780 1002
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
% change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -4 1965 £490 +3.16% 48
South East -10 1223 £413 +3.00% 41
South West +3 704 £408 +1.88% 22
North of England -16 623 £364 +3.93% 15
Midlands -6 427 £395 +3.95% 11
North West +1 373 £414 -8.06% 9
East of England +11 243 £350 -12.50% 18
West Midlands -16 216 £400 +0.63% 5
East Midlands +3 206 £380 +1.40% 6
North East -4 178 £325 +1.25% 3
Yorkshire -9 75 £400 -5.88% 3
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 5191 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1183 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
3 844 (16.26%) Windows
4 815 (15.70%) Linux
5 686 (13.22%) Java
6 663 (12.77%) Microsoft
7 575 (11.08%) DevOps
8 505 (9.73%) ITIL
9 503 (9.69%) Finance
10 500 (9.63%) Migration
11 446 (8.59%) SQL
12 440 (8.48%) VMware
13 418 (8.05%) Project Management
14 413 (7.96%) Active Directory
15 408 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
16 404 (7.78%) Oracle
17 385 (7.42%) Cisco
18 374 (7.20%) DV Cleared
19 372 (7.17%) Scrum
20 371 (7.15%) SAP
21 355 (6.84%) Puppet
22 353 (6.80%) Unix
23 351 (6.76%) Firewall
24 341 (6.57%) Git (software)
25 324 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
26 300 (5.78%) Python
27 298 (5.74%) Telecoms
28 296 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
29 295 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
30 291 (5.61%) Business Intelligence

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
1 215 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 186 (3.58%) Confluence
3 131 (2.52%) Tomcat
4 129 (2.49%) Apache
5 119 (2.29%) MS Exchange
6 112 (2.16%) Apache Spark
7 92 (1.77%) nginx
8 79 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 79 (1.52%) WebLogic
9 77 (1.48%) JBoss
10 72 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
11 67 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 56 (1.08%) OpenStack
13 55 (1.06%) Apache Solr
14 41 (0.79%) IIS
14 41 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 39 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
16 36 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
17 34 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
17 34 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 259 (4.99%) Microsoft Office
2 163 (3.14%) Microsoft Project
3 136 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 68 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 53 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 12 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
9 7 (0.13%) SPSS
10 6 (0.12%) Simulink
11 4 (0.077%) Windchill
12 3 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.058%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.039%) OrCAD
13 2 (0.039%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.019%) HipChat
14 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.62%) Primavera
3 27 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 23 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 20 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 17 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 17 (0.33%) Teamcenter
7 14 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 13 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 12 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
10 11 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 10 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 10 (0.19%) SAP HR
12 9 (0.17%) SAP MM
13 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
13 7 (0.13%) SAP FI
14 6 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
14 6 (0.12%) ResourceLink
14 6 (0.12%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 408 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
2 244 (4.70%) Office 365
3 174 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 96 (1.85%) GitHub
5 73 (1.41%) IaaS
6 57 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
7 50 (0.96%) PaaS
8 49 (0.94%) Amazon S3
9 47 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
11 29 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 25 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (0.48%) Route 53
13 23 (0.44%) G Suite
14 18 (0.35%) SaaS
15 13 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (0.25%) Serverless
16 12 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 351 (6.76%) Firewall
2 226 (4.35%) DNS
3 204 (3.93%) LAN
4 184 (3.54%) WAN
5 162 (3.12%) TCP/IP
6 110 (2.12%) SAN
7 95 (1.83%) VPN
8 92 (1.77%) Internet
9 86 (1.66%) Wireless
10 84 (1.62%) Network Security
11 78 (1.50%) Kerberos
12 63 (1.21%) LDAP
13 62 (1.19%) DHCP
14 61 (1.18%) HTTP
15 53 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
16 52 (1.00%) BGP
16 52 (1.00%) Skype
16 52 (1.00%) SSL
17 48 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (0.81%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
2 250 (4.82%) Hadoop
3 207 (3.99%) Big Data
4 200 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 147 (2.83%) HBase
6 126 (2.43%) MySQL
7 122 (2.35%) Oracle Database
8 116 (2.23%) MongoDB
9 109 (2.10%) Relational Database
10 78 (1.50%) RDBMS
11 70 (1.35%) NoSQL
12 62 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 48 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
14 42 (0.81%) Apache Hive
15 38 (0.73%) Redis
16 36 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
17 34 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
18 33 (0.64%) Power BI
19 32 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
20 31 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 341 (6.57%) Git (software)
2 291 (5.61%) Jenkins
3 268 (5.16%) JIRA
4 115 (2.22%) Maven
5 109 (2.10%) Cucumber
6 87 (1.68%) Selenium
7 79 (1.52%) GitLab
8 78 (1.50%) JUnit
9 76 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 72 (1.39%) Visual Studio
11 71 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
12 70 (1.35%) Artifactory
13 62 (1.19%) IntelliJ
13 62 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
14 51 (0.98%) SonarQube
15 42 (0.81%) Eclipse
15 42 (0.81%) JMeter
16 40 (0.77%) Bitbucket
17 39 (0.75%) Liquibase
18 37 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 503 (9.69%) Finance
2 298 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 229 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 175 (3.37%) Electronics
5 169 (3.26%) Marketing
6 97 (1.87%) Military
7 50 (0.96%) Law
8 46 (0.89%) Aerospace
9 37 (0.71%) Legal
10 28 (0.54%) Banking
11 21 (0.40%) Retail
12 15 (0.29%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.27%) Back Office
13 14 (0.27%) Publishing
14 11 (0.21%) Local Government
15 8 (0.15%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.12%) Billing
16 6 (0.12%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.077%) Games
17 4 (0.077%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 638 (12.29%) Developer
2 506 (9.75%) Architect
3 474 (9.13%) Analyst
4 375 (7.22%) Consultant
5 293 (5.64%) Project Manager
6 254 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 242 (4.66%) Java Developer
8 180 (3.47%) Support Engineer
9 177 (3.41%) Business Analyst
10 163 (3.14%) Network Engineer
11 134 (2.58%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 128 (2.47%) Administrator
13 121 (2.33%) Desktop Support
14 119 (2.29%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 86 (1.66%) Designer
16 84 (1.62%) Software Engineer
17 83 (1.60%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
17 83 (1.60%) Unix Engineer
18 78 (1.50%) AWS Engineer
19 77 (1.48%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (4.28%) Web Services
2 221 (4.26%) REST
3 186 (3.58%) Spring
4 165 (3.18%) HTML
5 142 (2.74%) CSS
6 129 (2.49%) Spring Boot
7 120 (2.31%) .NET
8 117 (2.25%) JSON
9 110 (2.12%) Elastic Stack
10 109 (2.10%) Node.js
11 108 (2.08%) Apache Camel
11 108 (2.08%) XML
12 102 (1.96%) Kafka
12 102 (1.96%) RESTful
13 75 (1.44%) HTML5
14 66 (1.27%) J2EE
15 65 (1.25%) AngularJS
15 65 (1.25%) Drools
16 54 (1.04%) CSS3
17 50 (0.96%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 324 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 175 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 102 (1.96%) User Experience
5 79 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 71 (1.37%) PKI
7 70 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 68 (1.31%) Clustering
9 48 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
9 48 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
9 48 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
10 44 (0.85%) Replication
11 42 (0.81%) Driving Licence
12 41 (0.79%) Blackberry
13 31 (0.60%) CESG
13 31 (0.60%) Smartphone
14 30 (0.58%) CMDB
14 30 (0.58%) Data Structures
14 30 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 844 (16.26%) Windows
2 815 (15.70%) Linux
3 353 (6.80%) Unix
4 229 (4.41%) Windows 10
5 192 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 191 (3.68%) Solaris
7 183 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 153 (2.95%) AIX
9 150 (2.89%) Windows 7
10 127 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 99 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 95 (1.83%) CentOS
13 63 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 58 (1.12%) Ubuntu
15 50 (0.96%) HPUX
16 46 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 46 (0.89%) SUSE
17 41 (0.79%) Android
18 27 (0.52%) VMS
19 22 (0.42%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1183 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
2 575 (11.08%) DevOps
3 505 (9.73%) ITIL
4 500 (9.63%) Migration
5 418 (8.05%) Project Management
6 372 (7.17%) Scrum
7 296 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 291 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
9 280 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
10 268 (5.16%) PRINCE2
11 263 (5.07%) Test Automation
12 255 (4.91%) Configuration Management
13 252 (4.85%) Programme Management
14 233 (4.49%) Microservices
15 225 (4.33%) TDD
16 224 (4.32%) Service Management
17 201 (3.87%) Open Source
18 163 (3.14%) Analytics
19 161 (3.10%) Service Delivery
20 160 (3.08%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 686 (13.22%) Java
2 446 (8.59%) SQL
3 300 (5.78%) Python
4 188 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 172 (3.31%) Bash Shell
6 160 (3.08%) Ruby
7 154 (2.97%) PowerShell
8 129 (2.49%) C
9 118 (2.27%) C#
10 108 (2.08%) Shell Script
11 91 (1.75%) C++
11 91 (1.75%) Perl
12 84 (1.62%) Scala
13 59 (1.14%) PL/SQL
14 54 (1.04%) ABAP
15 51 (0.98%) PHP
16 43 (0.83%) Go
16 43 (0.83%) T-SQL
17 40 (0.77%) Korn
18 30 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5191 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 374 (7.20%) DV Cleared
3 220 (4.24%) Degree
4 152 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 99 (1.91%) CCNP
7 72 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
8 67 (1.29%) CCNA
9 60 (1.16%) CISSP
10 58 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 51 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 49 (0.94%) PMP
13 47 (0.91%) ISEB
13 47 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 43 (0.83%) PMI Certification
15 42 (0.81%) CCIE
15 42 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
16 39 (0.75%) MCSE
17 35 (0.67%) CESG Certified Professional
18 34 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (2.45%) QA
2 112 (2.16%) PMO
3 86 (1.66%) SLA
4 84 (1.62%) Data Quality
5 55 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
7 27 (0.52%) JSP 440
8 26 (0.50%) GDPR
9 23 (0.44%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 18 (0.35%) RMADS
12 17 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 11 (0.21%) Def Stans
13 11 (0.21%) PCI DSS
14 10 (0.19%) WCAG
15 9 (0.17%) COBIT
15 9 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
16 8 (0.15%) GPG13
16 8 (0.15%) P3O
17 7 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 413 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 286 (5.51%) Docker
3 225 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (1.52%) HDFS
4 79 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 75 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (1.10%) vSphere
7 50 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 45 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (0.73%) KVM
10 37 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 32 (0.62%) XenApp
12 29 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
13 28 (0.54%) Samba
14 26 (0.50%) vCloud
14 26 (0.50%) VMware NSX
15 24 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 21 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 20 (0.39%) Apache Flume
18 19 (0.37%) flannel
Systems Management
1 355 (6.84%) Puppet
2 249 (4.80%) Ansible
3 207 (3.99%) Kubernetes
4 180 (3.47%) SCCM
5 135 (2.60%) Terraform
6 115 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 97 (1.87%) logstash
8 80 (1.54%) Kibana
9 60 (1.16%) ZABBIX
10 49 (0.94%) SCOM
11 45 (0.87%) NetBackup
12 39 (0.75%) Sysdig
13 34 (0.65%) Data Guard
14 33 (0.64%) HAProxy
14 33 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
15 31 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
15 31 (0.60%) Prometheus
16 29 (0.56%) vCenter Server
17 25 (0.48%) Salt
18 22 (0.42%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 663 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 440 (8.48%) VMware
3 404 (7.78%) Oracle
4 385 (7.42%) Cisco
5 371 (7.15%) SAP
6 218 (4.20%) Red Hat
7 184 (3.54%) HP
8 130 (2.50%) IBM
9 125 (2.41%) Citrix
10 124 (2.39%) Juniper
11 89 (1.71%) CheckPoint
11 89 (1.71%) F5
12 77 (1.48%) Sun
13 72 (1.39%) Cognos
14 64 (1.23%) McAfee
15 61 (1.18%) Google
16 56 (1.08%) ServiceNow
17 55 (1.06%) Veritas
18 53 (1.02%) EMC
19 47 (0.91%) Remedy