Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 27 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5,211 5,719 5,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.64% 6.34% 5.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.80% 31.32% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,156 3,698 3,311
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £205 £275 £265
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 249 277
England median hourly rate £18.70 £37.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.80% +4.93% +82.52%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.25 £14.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.33 £50.68
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.13% - +97.37%

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 17,485 18,262 20,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.93% 20.23% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,725 11,416 12,298
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 793 944
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.84% -1.92% +36.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.09 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.82 £50.18
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +44.74%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +3 2,141 £500 +5.26% 140
South East -11 1,240 £424 +1.31% 120
South West -1 617 £425 +4.29% 67
North of England -10 535 £390 - 58
Midlands -3 456 £400 +6.67% 75
North West -1 347 £425 -10.53% 35
East Midlands +15 234 £398 +4.61% 17
East of England +11 233 £350 -12.50% 39
West Midlands -13 220 £425 +13.33% 58
North East -4 133 £330 -2.94% 17
Yorkshire -26 59 £325 -23.53% 6
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 5,211 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,148 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 863 (16.56%) Windows
4 745 (14.30%) Linux
5 723 (13.87%) Java
6 663 (12.72%) Microsoft
7 611 (11.73%) DevOps
8 509 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
9 489 (9.38%) Migration
10 468 (8.98%) ITIL
11 459 (8.81%) Project Management
12 458 (8.79%) Active Directory
13 454 (8.71%) Finance
14 411 (7.89%) SQL
15 396 (7.60%) VMware
16 388 (7.45%) DV Cleared
17 381 (7.31%) Oracle
18 372 (7.14%) Cisco
19 359 (6.89%) Jenkins
20 339 (6.51%) Git (software)
21 326 (6.26%) Puppet
22 325 (6.24%) Firewall
23 324 (6.22%) Docker
24 320 (6.14%) Unix
25 319 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
26 311 (5.97%) Test Automation
27 310 (5.95%) Scrum
28 301 (5.78%) JIRA
29 300 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
30 288 (5.53%) PRINCE2

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
1 225 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 206 (3.95%) Confluence
3 131 (2.51%) Tomcat
4 110 (2.11%) Apache
5 107 (2.05%) MS Exchange
6 82 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
7 78 (1.50%) nginx
8 75 (1.44%) Apache Spark
9 73 (1.40%) Skype for Business
10 63 (1.21%) WebLogic
11 55 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
12 54 (1.04%) JBoss
13 51 (0.98%) IIS
14 36 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
15 34 (0.65%) WildFly
16 32 (0.61%) SAS
16 32 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
17 30 (0.58%) Apache Solr
18 29 (0.56%) OpenStack
19 28 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 255 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 156 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
3 140 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 63 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 56 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 12 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
9 6 (0.12%) Simulink
10 4 (0.077%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.077%) Windchill
11 3 (0.058%) SPSS
12 2 (0.038%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.038%) Revit
13 1 (0.019%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.019%) HipChat
13 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.019%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.019%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 35 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 35 (0.67%) Primavera
2 19 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 17 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 13 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.25%) SAP HR
6 12 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
7 11 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 10 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.17%) SAP MM
10 7 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
10 7 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.13%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.12%) CA PPM
11 6 (0.12%) ResourceLink
11 6 (0.12%) SAP CO
11 6 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 509 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 252 (4.84%) Office 365
3 229 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 87 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 83 (1.59%) IaaS
6 79 (1.52%) Amazon S3
7 76 (1.46%) PaaS
8 56 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
9 50 (0.96%) GitHub
9 50 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 48 (0.92%) SaaS
11 44 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 44 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 38 (0.73%) Route 53
13 26 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
13 26 (0.50%) Serverless
14 24 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 20 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (0.35%) OneDrive
17 17 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 325 (6.24%) Firewall
2 195 (3.74%) DNS
3 161 (3.09%) WAN
4 154 (2.96%) LAN
5 133 (2.55%) TCP/IP
6 119 (2.28%) VPN
7 114 (2.19%) Internet
8 102 (1.96%) Network Security
9 87 (1.67%) SAN
10 79 (1.52%) Wireless
11 69 (1.32%) BGP
12 63 (1.21%) LDAP
13 61 (1.17%) Skype
14 60 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
14 60 (1.15%) HTTP
15 59 (1.13%) Kerberos
16 56 (1.07%) MPLS
17 54 (1.04%) DHCP
18 51 (0.98%) OSPF
19 48 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
2 204 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 194 (3.72%) Hadoop
4 166 (3.19%) Big Data
5 122 (2.34%) Oracle Database
6 110 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 102 (1.96%) MySQL
8 86 (1.65%) HBase
9 83 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 69 (1.32%) MongoDB
11 65 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
12 59 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
12 59 (1.13%) Redis
13 58 (1.11%) NoSQL
14 42 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
15 40 (0.77%) Power BI
16 37 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 34 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
18 33 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 29 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 359 (6.89%) Jenkins
2 339 (6.51%) Git (software)
3 301 (5.78%) JIRA
4 136 (2.61%) Maven
5 99 (1.90%) Selenium
6 96 (1.84%) JUnit
7 84 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 77 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 76 (1.46%) Artifactory
10 68 (1.30%) SonarQube
11 60 (1.15%) Visual Studio
12 53 (1.02%) Liquibase
13 51 (0.98%) Mockito
13 51 (0.98%) Vagrant
14 50 (0.96%) GitLab
15 47 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
16 46 (0.88%) Bitbucket
16 46 (0.88%) JMeter
17 45 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
18 42 (0.81%) Eclipse
General
1 454 (8.71%) Finance
2 232 (4.45%) Telecoms
3 180 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 106 (2.03%) Electronics
5 101 (1.94%) Marketing
6 86 (1.65%) Military
7 79 (1.52%) Law
8 50 (0.96%) Legal
9 36 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 28 (0.54%) Retail
11 24 (0.46%) Banking
12 16 (0.31%) Games
13 14 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.25%) Billing
14 13 (0.25%) Local Government
14 13 (0.25%) Publishing
15 10 (0.19%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.17%) Back Office
17 5 (0.096%) Advertising
18 3 (0.058%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 671 (12.88%) Developer
2 511 (9.81%) Analyst
3 509 (9.77%) Architect
4 362 (6.95%) Consultant
5 308 (5.91%) Project Manager
6 272 (5.22%) Java Developer
7 258 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
8 198 (3.80%) Support Engineer
9 184 (3.53%) Business Analyst
10 181 (3.47%) Network Engineer
11 167 (3.20%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 135 (2.59%) Desktop Support
13 123 (2.36%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 118 (2.26%) Administrator
15 97 (1.86%) AWS Engineer
16 95 (1.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 93 (1.78%) AWS DevOps
18 88 (1.69%) Designer
19 86 (1.65%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
20 84 (1.61%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (4.78%) Web Services
2 206 (3.95%) REST
3 160 (3.07%) HTML
4 158 (3.03%) Spring
5 135 (2.59%) CSS
5 135 (2.59%) Node.js
6 132 (2.53%) JSON
7 111 (2.13%) XML
8 108 (2.07%) Spring Boot
9 103 (1.98%) .NET
10 96 (1.84%) RESTful
11 84 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
12 83 (1.59%) Apache Camel
13 75 (1.44%) J2EE
13 75 (1.44%) Kafka
14 62 (1.19%) Hibernate
15 59 (1.13%) JMS
16 53 (1.02%) Java EE
16 53 (1.02%) SOAP
17 50 (0.96%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 319 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 214 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 168 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 100 (1.92%) User Experience
5 66 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 65 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
7 56 (1.07%) Clustering
8 51 (0.98%) PKI
9 42 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
10 40 (0.77%) Public Cloud
11 39 (0.75%) Driving Licence
12 38 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
13 37 (0.71%) Smartphone
14 35 (0.67%) Algorithms
14 35 (0.67%) Replication
15 25 (0.48%) CESG
16 23 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
17 21 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
18 20 (0.38%) Blackberry
18 20 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 863 (16.56%) Windows
2 745 (14.30%) Linux
3 320 (6.14%) Unix
4 250 (4.80%) Windows 10
5 217 (4.16%) Windows Server
6 204 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 142 (2.73%) Windows 7
8 141 (2.71%) Solaris
9 135 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 114 (2.19%) AIX
11 104 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 92 (1.77%) CentOS
13 71 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 63 (1.21%) Apple iOS
15 61 (1.17%) Android
16 44 (0.84%) VMS
17 37 (0.71%) HPUX
18 33 (0.63%) Ubuntu
19 32 (0.61%) SUSE
20 28 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,148 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 611 (11.73%) DevOps
3 489 (9.38%) Migration
4 468 (8.98%) ITIL
5 459 (8.81%) Project Management
6 311 (5.97%) Test Automation
7 310 (5.95%) Scrum
8 300 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 288 (5.53%) PRINCE2
10 264 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
11 242 (4.64%) Service Management
12 239 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
13 207 (3.97%) Configuration Management
14 206 (3.95%) Programme Management
15 202 (3.88%) Open Source
16 194 (3.72%) TDD
17 193 (3.70%) Microservices
17 193 (3.70%) Service Delivery
18 177 (3.40%) Change Management
19 167 (3.20%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 723 (13.87%) Java
2 411 (7.89%) SQL
3 274 (5.26%) Python
4 231 (4.43%) JavaScript
5 185 (3.55%) PowerShell
6 164 (3.15%) Ruby
7 147 (2.82%) Bash Shell
8 127 (2.44%) C
9 111 (2.13%) Shell Script
10 97 (1.86%) C#
11 84 (1.61%) Scala
12 79 (1.52%) C++
13 76 (1.46%) Groovy
14 75 (1.44%) Perl
15 57 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 54 (1.04%) PHP
17 44 (0.84%) ABAP
18 34 (0.65%) JPQL
19 31 (0.59%) Go
19 31 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5,211 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 388 (7.45%) DV Cleared
3 192 (3.68%) Degree
4 148 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 94 (1.80%) CTC Cleared
7 92 (1.77%) CCNP
8 86 (1.65%) CISSP
9 70 (1.34%) CCNA
10 55 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 53 (1.02%) PMP
12 52 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 49 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
14 47 (0.90%) PMI Certification
15 42 (0.81%) ISEB
16 41 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
16 41 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 38 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 38 (0.73%) MCSE
18 29 (0.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (2.51%) QA
2 122 (2.34%) PMO
3 88 (1.69%) SLA
4 68 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 59 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 54 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
7 32 (0.61%) GDPR
8 29 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 25 (0.48%) RMADS
10 22 (0.42%) JSP 440
11 19 (0.36%) PCI DSS
12 15 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 14 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 12 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
15 11 (0.21%) WCAG
16 9 (0.17%) COBIT
16 9 (0.17%) Def Stans
17 8 (0.15%) P3O
18 6 (0.12%) PMBOK
19 4 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 458 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 324 (6.22%) Docker
3 199 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
5 75 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 75 (1.44%) vSphere
6 59 (1.13%) HDFS
7 30 (0.58%) vCloud
8 27 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (0.50%) XenApp
10 23 (0.44%) BitLocker
10 23 (0.44%) Squid
11 22 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
12 20 (0.38%) KVM
13 19 (0.36%) flannel
13 19 (0.36%) XenDesktop
14 16 (0.31%) Postfix
14 16 (0.31%) ProxySG
14 16 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 326 (6.26%) Puppet
2 258 (4.95%) Ansible
3 208 (3.99%) Kubernetes
4 185 (3.55%) SCCM
5 164 (3.15%) Terraform
6 109 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
7 94 (1.80%) logstash
8 92 (1.77%) SCOM
9 71 (1.36%) Kibana
10 68 (1.30%) ZABBIX
11 41 (0.79%) Sysdig
12 37 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
13 34 (0.65%) NetBackup
14 33 (0.63%) Nagios
15 30 (0.58%) Data Guard
16 29 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
17 27 (0.52%) Prometheus
18 26 (0.50%) HAProxy
19 25 (0.48%) WSUS
20 23 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 663 (12.72%) Microsoft
2 396 (7.60%) VMware
3 381 (7.31%) Oracle
4 372 (7.14%) Cisco
5 265 (5.09%) SAP
6 186 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 151 (2.90%) HP
8 137 (2.63%) Juniper
9 128 (2.46%) IBM
10 108 (2.07%) Citrix
11 77 (1.48%) ServiceNow
12 76 (1.46%) CheckPoint
13 68 (1.30%) F5
13 68 (1.30%) NetApp
14 67 (1.29%) Google
14 67 (1.29%) McAfee
15 63 (1.21%) Cognos
16 61 (1.17%) Remedy
17 52 (1.00%) EMC
18 47 (0.90%) SolarWinds