Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 36 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5,962 5,253 5,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.57% 5.63% 6.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.70% 29.78% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,533 3,218 3,728
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £205 £275
90th Percentile £630 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.19% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 271 286
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -50.46% -4.13%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £58.38 £48.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £37.52 £18.70 £37.50
% change year-on-year +100.64% -50.13% -6.25%

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 17,689 17,642 18,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.49% 18.91% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,609 10,815 11,558
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 808 792 841
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +2.32%
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.00 £12.19
90th Percentile £52.33 £50.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 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
London -5 2,136 £520 +4.00% 206
South East +6 1,417 £450 +5.88% 276
South West +3 970 £450 - 202
North of England +13 659 £425 +6.25% 69
Midlands +2 477 £430 +1.18% 135
North West -1 350 £425 - 45
West Midlands +4 312 £450 - 122
East of England +16 278 £475 +35.71% 109
Yorkshire +76 188 £474 +35.36% 21
East Midlands -5 162 £401 +0.13% 11
North East -7 121 £400 +26.98% 3
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 5,962 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,575 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 993 (16.66%) Linux
4 969 (16.25%) Windows
5 793 (13.30%) DevOps
6 771 (12.93%) Microsoft
7 728 (12.21%) Java
8 724 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
9 642 (10.77%) Oracle
10 623 (10.45%) ITIL
11 585 (9.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 559 (9.38%) Migration
13 546 (9.16%) SQL
14 516 (8.65%) Cisco
15 483 (8.10%) Finance
16 480 (8.05%) Active Directory
17 478 (8.02%) VMware
18 474 (7.95%) DV Cleared
19 455 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
20 454 (7.61%) Project Management
21 450 (7.55%) Python
22 443 (7.43%) Firewall
23 440 (7.38%) Git (software)
24 434 (7.28%) Jenkins
25 402 (6.74%) JIRA
26 395 (6.63%) Scrum
27 392 (6.57%) JavaScript
28 381 (6.39%) Ansible
29 365 (6.12%) Puppet
30 364 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 266 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 263 (4.41%) Confluence
3 137 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 120 (2.01%) Skype for Business
5 99 (1.66%) Apache
6 95 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
7 67 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 57 (0.96%) IIS
9 52 (0.87%) JBoss
9 52 (0.87%) nginx
9 52 (0.87%) WebSphere
10 51 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 47 (0.79%) Apache Spark
12 37 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
13 31 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
14 29 (0.49%) CMS
15 28 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
16 26 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
17 25 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 23 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 192 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
2 169 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 115 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
4 81 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.067%) Simulink
9 3 (0.050%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.050%) Windchill
10 2 (0.034%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.034%) Mathcad
10 2 (0.034%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.034%) Revit
10 2 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.034%) UXPin
11 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 37 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.32%) Teamcenter
5 17 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 15 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.25%) Primavera
7 14 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 9 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 9 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.12%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.10%) HFM
10 6 (0.10%) Maximo
10 6 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.067%) Oracle Payroll
12 4 (0.067%) SAP BPC
12 4 (0.067%) SAP MM
12 4 (0.067%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 724 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
2 585 (9.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 274 (4.60%) Office 365
4 180 (3.02%) PaaS
5 164 (2.75%) IaaS
6 109 (1.83%) GitHub
7 100 (1.68%) SaaS
8 95 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
9 82 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 77 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
11 66 (1.11%) Amazon S3
12 65 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 63 (1.06%) Datadog
13 63 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 44 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
15 40 (0.67%) Serverless
16 39 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
17 31 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
18 30 (0.50%) OneDrive
19 27 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 443 (7.43%) Firewall
2 242 (4.06%) VPN
3 196 (3.29%) DNS
4 185 (3.10%) WAN
5 181 (3.04%) LAN
6 163 (2.73%) TCP/IP
7 140 (2.35%) Network Security
8 131 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
9 130 (2.18%) Skype
10 127 (2.13%) Internet
11 98 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
11 98 (1.64%) DHCP
12 90 (1.51%) BGP
13 89 (1.49%) Wireless
14 87 (1.46%) OSPF
15 72 (1.21%) SAN
16 71 (1.19%) VoIP
17 59 (0.99%) MPLS
18 58 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
18 58 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 220 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
3 172 (2.88%) Big Data
4 168 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 105 (1.76%) Hadoop
6 97 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 91 (1.53%) MySQL
8 75 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
9 73 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 71 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 69 (1.16%) MongoDB
12 65 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
13 51 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
14 50 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 46 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
16 42 (0.70%) Power BI
16 42 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
16 42 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 41 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
18 36 (0.60%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 440 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 434 (7.28%) Jenkins
3 402 (6.74%) JIRA
4 136 (2.28%) Selenium
5 107 (1.79%) GitLab
6 100 (1.68%) Maven
7 92 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 90 (1.51%) Subversion
9 80 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 72 (1.21%) Visual Studio
11 66 (1.11%) Artifactory
12 62 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 62 (1.04%) SonarQube
13 53 (0.89%) JUnit
14 44 (0.74%) Vagrant
15 41 (0.69%) JMeter
16 38 (0.64%) Mockito
17 35 (0.59%) Bitbucket
18 32 (0.54%) Eclipse
18 32 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 483 (8.10%) Finance
2 225 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 150 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 135 (2.26%) Electronics
5 126 (2.11%) Marketing
6 105 (1.76%) Military
7 80 (1.34%) Law
8 67 (1.12%) Aerospace
9 42 (0.70%) Retail
10 39 (0.65%) Legal
11 24 (0.40%) Banking
12 20 (0.34%) Back Office
13 17 (0.29%) Local Government
14 11 (0.18%) Automotive
15 7 (0.12%) Advertising
15 7 (0.12%) Publishing
16 6 (0.10%) Billing
17 5 (0.084%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.067%) Italian Language
18 4 (0.067%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 862 (14.46%) Developer
2 721 (12.09%) Architect
3 552 (9.26%) Analyst
4 357 (5.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 329 (5.52%) Consultant
6 291 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 269 (4.51%) Network Engineer
8 252 (4.23%) Java Developer
9 202 (3.39%) Business Analyst
10 149 (2.50%) Technical Architect
11 139 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 136 (2.28%) Support Engineer
13 135 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
14 133 (2.23%) Software Engineer
15 130 (2.18%) Administrator
15 130 (2.18%) AWS Engineer
16 128 (2.15%) SC Cleared Project Manager
17 117 (1.96%) Tester
18 112 (1.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
19 108 (1.81%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (5.15%) Web Services
2 277 (4.65%) HTML
3 261 (4.38%) .NET
4 238 (3.99%) REST
5 182 (3.05%) SOAP
6 179 (3.00%) Middleware
7 178 (2.99%) CSS
8 169 (2.83%) XML
9 150 (2.52%) AngularJS
10 144 (2.42%) RESTful
11 137 (2.30%) Node.js
12 115 (1.93%) JSON
13 114 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
14 106 (1.78%) Spring
15 104 (1.74%) Oracle Fusion
16 91 (1.53%) HTML5
17 87 (1.46%) Kafka
18 82 (1.38%) ASP.NET
19 77 (1.29%) Apache Camel
20 76 (1.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 333 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 301 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 198 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 125 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
5 93 (1.56%) PKI
6 86 (1.44%) User Experience
7 79 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 65 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 58 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 46 (0.77%) Private Cloud
11 44 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 43 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 35 (0.59%) Algorithms
13 35 (0.59%) Cyberattack
14 30 (0.50%) Mobile App
14 30 (0.50%) Reference Data
14 30 (0.50%) Replication
15 29 (0.49%) Cloud Native
15 29 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
15 29 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 993 (16.66%) Linux
2 969 (16.25%) Windows
3 308 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 270 (4.53%) Unix
5 247 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 221 (3.71%) Windows 10
7 158 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 105 (1.76%) Windows 7
9 103 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 93 (1.56%) CentOS
11 60 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 54 (0.91%) Ubuntu
13 41 (0.69%) Solaris
14 33 (0.55%) AIX
15 26 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
16 21 (0.35%) CoreOS
17 20 (0.34%) VMS
18 19 (0.32%) Apple iOS
19 18 (0.30%) VME
20 13 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,575 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 793 (13.30%) DevOps
3 623 (10.45%) ITIL
4 559 (9.38%) Migration
5 455 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
6 454 (7.61%) Project Management
7 395 (6.63%) Scrum
8 364 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 341 (5.72%) Test Automation
10 328 (5.50%) Service Management
11 314 (5.27%) Configuration Management
12 305 (5.12%) Software Engineering
13 281 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
14 271 (4.55%) Open Source
15 265 (4.44%) TDD
16 254 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
17 228 (3.82%) Service Delivery
18 226 (3.79%) Cybersecurity
19 220 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 202 (3.39%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 728 (12.21%) Java
2 546 (9.16%) SQL
3 450 (7.55%) Python
4 392 (6.57%) JavaScript
5 295 (4.95%) PowerShell
6 247 (4.14%) C#
7 193 (3.24%) C++
8 184 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 168 (2.82%) C
10 116 (1.95%) Ruby
11 104 (1.74%) Java 8
12 91 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 80 (1.34%) PL/SQL
14 75 (1.26%) PHP
15 58 (0.97%) Perl
16 57 (0.96%) T-SQL
17 36 (0.60%) Go
18 34 (0.57%) Groovy
19 32 (0.54%) VBScript
20 27 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5,962 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 474 (7.95%) DV Cleared
3 259 (4.34%) Degree
4 233 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
5 159 (2.67%) CCNP
6 144 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 113 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 108 (1.81%) CCNA
9 88 (1.48%) MCSE
9 88 (1.48%) RHCE
10 67 (1.12%) CISSP
11 62 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 60 (1.01%) ISEB
13 56 (0.94%) ISTQB
14 54 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
14 54 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 49 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 47 (0.79%) MCSA
17 41 (0.69%) AWS Certification
18 39 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (2.03%) QA
2 105 (1.76%) PMO
3 76 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (1.02%) SLA
5 60 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 40 (0.67%) JSP 440
7 36 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 31 (0.52%) GDPR
9 23 (0.39%) RMADS
10 21 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 21 (0.35%) PCI DSS
11 20 (0.34%) HMG Infosec
12 19 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 13 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
14 11 (0.18%) Def Stans
15 9 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 9 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
16 7 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.10%) ISO 9001
17 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 480 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 347 (5.82%) Docker
3 276 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 63 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 57 (0.96%) vSphere
7 52 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
9 35 (0.59%) VMware NSX
9 35 (0.59%) XenApp
10 31 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 25 (0.42%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.39%) HDFS
13 18 (0.30%) Firmware
14 15 (0.25%) vCloud
15 14 (0.23%) Ceph
15 14 (0.23%) etcd
15 14 (0.23%) flannel
15 14 (0.23%) Squid
16 13 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 381 (6.39%) Ansible
2 365 (6.12%) Puppet
3 275 (4.61%) Kubernetes
4 222 (3.72%) Terraform
5 201 (3.37%) SCCM
6 180 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
7 78 (1.31%) vCenter Server
8 74 (1.24%) SCOM
9 49 (0.82%) Packer
10 46 (0.77%) Kibana
11 43 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
12 39 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
13 34 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
14 32 (0.54%) Grafana
14 32 (0.54%) HAProxy
15 29 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
15 29 (0.49%) logstash
16 27 (0.45%) QRadar
17 26 (0.44%) Nagios
18 25 (0.42%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 771 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 642 (10.77%) Oracle
3 516 (8.65%) Cisco
4 478 (8.02%) VMware
5 227 (3.81%) Red Hat
6 205 (3.44%) SAP
7 163 (2.73%) Splunk
8 155 (2.60%) Citrix
9 149 (2.50%) Juniper
10 125 (2.10%) Atlassian
11 124 (2.08%) McAfee
12 120 (2.01%) HP
13 115 (1.93%) CheckPoint
14 112 (1.88%) IBM
15 105 (1.76%) F5
16 100 (1.68%) ServiceNow
17 70 (1.17%) SolarWinds
18 63 (1.06%) Qualys
19 61 (1.02%) Palo Alto
20 58 (0.97%) Remedy