Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 26 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5,624 5,605 6,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.07% 6.58% 6.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.73% 32.21% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,409 3,557 3,835
England median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £263
90th Percentile £627 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 347 258
England median hourly rate £18.70 £39.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.66% -2.47% +87.94%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £13.89
90th Percentile £47.83 £52.50 £50.70
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £39.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -52.66% -6.51% +96.28%

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 17,722 17,402 20,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.12% 20.42% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,622 10,950 13,033
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 862 811
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.50 £51.69
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.92 £28.50
% change year-on-year -21.46% +4.98% +42.50%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +6 2,317 £508 +3.67% 125
South East -4 1,450 £425 - 131
North of England -8 590 £400 -3.32% 64
South West -4 572 £450 +12.50% 82
Midlands -7 472 £425 - 43
North West -6 346 £440 -2.22% 21
West Midlands -1 291 £450 +4.05% 30
East of England +29 235 £400 +6.67% 48
East Midlands -9 181 £400 -5.88% 13
North East -4 146 £300 -13.67% 16
Yorkshire +13 100 £450 +5.88% 27
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 5,624 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,344 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
3 1,014 (18.03%) Windows
4 855 (15.20%) Linux
5 751 (13.35%) Java
6 750 (13.34%) Microsoft
7 717 (12.75%) DevOps
8 673 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
9 575 (10.22%) ITIL
10 533 (9.48%) Active Directory
11 509 (9.05%) Migration
12 487 (8.66%) SQL
13 478 (8.50%) Project Management
14 471 (8.37%) Cisco
15 459 (8.16%) DV Cleared
16 455 (8.09%) VMware
17 443 (7.88%) Finance
18 433 (7.70%) Firewall
19 431 (7.66%) Jenkins
20 419 (7.45%) Scrum
21 406 (7.22%) Test Automation
22 405 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
23 404 (7.18%) Oracle
24 403 (7.17%) Python
25 396 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
26 377 (6.70%) Git (software)
27 370 (6.58%) Docker
28 362 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
29 359 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
30 346 (6.15%) 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
1 230 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 155 (2.76%) Confluence
3 102 (1.81%) nginx
4 98 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 89 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
6 79 (1.40%) IIS
6 79 (1.40%) Skype for Business
7 78 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 77 (1.37%) Apache
9 75 (1.33%) Apache Spark
10 52 (0.92%) JBoss
11 49 (0.87%) WebLogic
12 37 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 35 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
14 28 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
16 25 (0.44%) WildFly
17 21 (0.37%) SAS
18 20 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
19 17 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 250 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 119 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
3 118 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.16%) Stata
9 7 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.11%) GIMP
11 5 (0.089%) Simulink
11 5 (0.089%) Windchill
12 4 (0.071%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.071%) Doxygen
12 4 (0.071%) InVision
12 4 (0.071%) Revit
13 2 (0.036%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.036%) UXPin
14 1 (0.018%) SPSS
14 1 (0.018%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 37 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.43%) Primavera
3 20 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
5 14 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 11 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 9 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.12%) SAP HR
11 6 (0.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 5 (0.089%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 5 (0.089%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.089%) SAP FI
13 4 (0.071%) CA PPM
13 4 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 673 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
2 396 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 306 (5.44%) Office 365
4 90 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
5 86 (1.53%) PaaS
6 81 (1.44%) IaaS
7 65 (1.16%) Amazon S3
8 64 (1.14%) SaaS
9 61 (1.08%) Serverless
10 60 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 56 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 55 (0.98%) GitHub
13 46 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
13 46 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
14 45 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
15 43 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 41 (0.73%) Route 53
17 29 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 22 (0.39%) Datadog
19 19 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 433 (7.70%) Firewall
2 242 (4.30%) DNS
3 176 (3.13%) VPN
4 174 (3.09%) TCP/IP
5 158 (2.81%) WAN
6 152 (2.70%) Internet
7 132 (2.35%) LAN
8 127 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
9 120 (2.13%) Network Security
10 105 (1.87%) SSL
11 103 (1.83%) DHCP
12 100 (1.78%) BGP
13 97 (1.72%) Wireless
14 88 (1.56%) SAN
15 83 (1.48%) HTTP
16 71 (1.26%) MPLS
17 70 (1.24%) Skype
18 68 (1.21%) OSPF
19 66 (1.17%) Cisco ISE
20 61 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 258 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
3 219 (3.89%) Big Data
4 175 (3.11%) Hadoop
5 143 (2.54%) Relational Database
6 125 (2.22%) MySQL
7 101 (1.80%) MongoDB
8 87 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 71 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 69 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 64 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
12 63 (1.12%) HBase
13 62 (1.10%) Power BI
14 57 (1.01%) NoSQL
15 55 (0.98%) Redis
16 45 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
17 43 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
18 37 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 36 (0.64%) GIS
19 36 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 431 (7.66%) Jenkins
2 377 (6.70%) Git (software)
3 271 (4.82%) JIRA
4 139 (2.47%) Selenium
5 132 (2.35%) Maven
6 120 (2.13%) Artifactory
7 93 (1.65%) JUnit
8 90 (1.60%) Cucumber
9 72 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 64 (1.14%) Vagrant
11 62 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 54 (0.96%) Mockito
12 54 (0.96%) SonarQube
13 51 (0.91%) GitLab
13 51 (0.91%) Subversion
13 51 (0.91%) Visual Studio
14 41 (0.73%) Eclipse
15 40 (0.71%) Ant
16 39 (0.69%) SoapUI
17 38 (0.68%) JMeter
General
1 443 (7.88%) Finance
2 172 (3.06%) Manufacturing
3 171 (3.04%) Telecoms
4 105 (1.87%) Law
5 96 (1.71%) Electronics
6 92 (1.64%) Military
7 89 (1.58%) Marketing
8 69 (1.23%) Retail
9 61 (1.08%) Legal
10 27 (0.48%) Games
11 22 (0.39%) Aerospace
12 18 (0.32%) Banking
13 15 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.25%) Billing
15 12 (0.21%) Publishing
16 11 (0.20%) Local Government
17 8 (0.14%) Advertising
18 6 (0.11%) General Ledger
19 5 (0.089%) Automotive
19 5 (0.089%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 694 (12.34%) Developer
2 607 (10.79%) Architect
3 583 (10.37%) Analyst
4 342 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
5 334 (5.94%) Consultant
6 322 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 251 (4.46%) Java Developer
8 231 (4.11%) Support Engineer
9 228 (4.05%) Network Engineer
10 180 (3.20%) Business Analyst
11 171 (3.04%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 168 (2.99%) Desktop Support
13 130 (2.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 111 (1.97%) AWS Engineer
15 108 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
16 101 (1.80%) Desktop Engineer
17 100 (1.78%) Deployment Engineer
18 98 (1.74%) AWS DevOps
19 92 (1.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
20 90 (1.60%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (4.84%) Web Services
2 173 (3.08%) REST
3 155 (2.76%) .NET
3 155 (2.76%) HTML
4 147 (2.61%) Spring
5 135 (2.40%) CSS
6 134 (2.38%) XML
7 133 (2.36%) Node.js
8 125 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
9 123 (2.19%) JSON
10 100 (1.78%) RESTful
11 94 (1.67%) Kafka
12 83 (1.48%) Spring Boot
13 80 (1.42%) Apache Camel
14 77 (1.37%) LDAP
15 73 (1.30%) Hibernate
15 73 (1.30%) J2EE
16 71 (1.26%) SOAP
17 67 (1.19%) AngularJS
18 66 (1.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 362 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (3.93%) Data Centre
3 167 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 111 (1.97%) User Experience
5 101 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
6 97 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 72 (1.28%) PKI
8 70 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 55 (0.98%) Public Cloud
10 46 (0.82%) Clustering
11 44 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 33 (0.59%) EMC VNX
13 32 (0.57%) Replication
14 31 (0.55%) Driving Licence
15 30 (0.53%) Smartphone
16 26 (0.46%) Private Cloud
17 25 (0.44%) Blackberry
17 25 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
18 23 (0.41%) Client/Server
19 22 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,014 (18.03%) Windows
2 855 (15.20%) Linux
3 317 (5.64%) Windows Server
4 283 (5.03%) Unix
5 261 (4.64%) Windows 10
6 200 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 160 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 148 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 143 (2.54%) Windows 7
10 110 (1.96%) CentOS
11 77 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 75 (1.33%) Android
13 74 (1.32%) Apple iOS
14 72 (1.28%) AIX
15 67 (1.19%) Solaris
16 51 (0.91%) Ubuntu
17 39 (0.69%) Mac OS X
18 34 (0.60%) VMS
19 31 (0.55%) Windows XP
20 27 (0.48%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,344 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
2 717 (12.75%) DevOps
3 575 (10.22%) ITIL
4 509 (9.05%) Migration
5 478 (8.50%) Project Management
6 419 (7.45%) Scrum
7 406 (7.22%) Test Automation
8 405 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
9 359 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
10 346 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 325 (5.78%) Configuration Management
12 307 (5.46%) Service Management
13 290 (5.16%) PRINCE2
14 280 (4.98%) Open Source
15 261 (4.64%) TDD
16 248 (4.41%) Change Management
17 229 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
17 229 (4.07%) Service Delivery
18 213 (3.79%) Microservices
19 187 (3.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 751 (13.35%) Java
2 487 (8.66%) SQL
3 403 (7.17%) Python
4 281 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 263 (4.68%) PowerShell
6 187 (3.33%) Ruby
7 181 (3.22%) Bash Shell
8 179 (3.18%) C
9 154 (2.74%) Java 8
10 147 (2.61%) C#
11 124 (2.20%) C++
12 99 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 91 (1.62%) Groovy
14 83 (1.48%) Perl
15 66 (1.17%) Scala
16 54 (0.96%) PL/SQL
17 52 (0.92%) PHP
18 50 (0.89%) R
19 37 (0.66%) VBScript
20 34 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5,624 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 459 (8.16%) DV Cleared
3 187 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 179 (3.18%) Degree
5 129 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 124 (2.20%) CCNP
7 92 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
8 87 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 79 (1.40%) CISSP
10 74 (1.32%) CCNA
11 64 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 52 (0.92%) ISEB
13 47 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
14 46 (0.82%) CCIE
14 46 (0.82%) MCSE
14 46 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 43 (0.76%) ISTQB
16 41 (0.73%) PMI Certification
16 41 (0.73%) PMP
17 35 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (2.22%) PMO
2 105 (1.87%) QA
3 99 (1.76%) SLA
4 63 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 59 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 49 (0.87%) GDPR
7 43 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (0.43%) RMADS
9 23 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 21 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 20 (0.36%) PCI DSS
12 19 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 19 (0.34%) JSP 440
13 7 (0.12%) COBIT
14 6 (0.11%) Def Stans
14 6 (0.11%) P3O
15 4 (0.071%) Government Security Classifications
15 4 (0.071%) PMBOK
16 3 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials
16 3 (0.053%) NIST 800
System Software
1 533 (9.48%) Active Directory
2 370 (6.58%) Docker
3 270 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 139 (2.47%) vSphere
5 106 (1.88%) Hyper-V
6 96 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
7 65 (1.16%) XenApp
8 45 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 41 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (0.43%) flannel
12 23 (0.41%) HDFS
13 18 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 18 (0.32%) Firmware
13 18 (0.32%) NFS
13 18 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
14 17 (0.30%) BitLocker
14 17 (0.30%) XenServer
15 16 (0.28%) vCloud
16 15 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 325 (5.78%) Puppet
2 292 (5.19%) Ansible
3 257 (4.57%) SCCM
4 218 (3.88%) Kubernetes
5 214 (3.81%) Terraform
6 121 (2.15%) SCOM
7 119 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
8 85 (1.51%) logstash
9 69 (1.23%) Kibana
10 54 (0.96%) HAProxy
11 52 (0.92%) HP ALM
12 51 (0.91%) FortiGate
13 44 (0.78%) Nagios
14 42 (0.75%) AirWatch
15 41 (0.73%) Packer
16 39 (0.69%) ZABBIX
17 38 (0.68%) Grafana
18 37 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
19 36 (0.64%) Consul
20 35 (0.62%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 750 (13.34%) Microsoft
2 471 (8.37%) Cisco
3 455 (8.09%) VMware
4 404 (7.18%) Oracle
5 234 (4.16%) SAP
6 202 (3.59%) HP
7 179 (3.18%) Citrix
8 174 (3.09%) Red Hat
9 150 (2.67%) Juniper
10 129 (2.29%) IBM
11 107 (1.90%) NetApp
12 101 (1.80%) McAfee
13 86 (1.53%) ServiceNow
14 84 (1.49%) CheckPoint
14 84 (1.49%) EMC
15 81 (1.44%) Google
16 75 (1.33%) Fortinet
17 72 (1.28%) Splunk
18 67 (1.19%) Palo Alto
19 66 (1.17%) F5