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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK / England
Rank 28 28 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2672 3048 2486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.39% 6.24% 5.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.94% 29.74% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 1876 1284
Median daily rate £438 £415 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 116 116
Median hourly rate £39.25 £42.75 £33.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.18% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.00 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -13.79% +34.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8637 10248 9600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.66% 20.97% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5425 6467 5553
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 373 428
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +1 868 £425 +5.52% 78
London -3 798 £475 +3.26% 70
South West +3 385 £388 +1.97% 35
North West -8 163 £450 +9.75% 18
East Midlands +9 111 £425 +14.86% 7
West Midlands -15 108 £425 +4.29% 16
North East -4 95 £360 +2.85% 7
East of England -5 80 £300 -17.24% 12
Yorkshire -32 32 £388 -13.88% 5
Midlands +14 7 £550 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 5618 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1111 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
3 1026 (18.26%) Windows
4 872 (15.52%) Linux
5 848 (15.09%) Microsoft
6 823 (14.65%) ITIL
7 634 (11.29%) Oracle
8 615 (10.95%) VMware
9 571 (10.16%) Cisco
10 556 (9.90%) Finance
11 515 (9.17%) Firewall
12 507 (9.02%) DevOps
13 503 (8.95%) Project Management
14 485 (8.63%) Java
15 483 (8.60%) Active Directory
16 474 (8.44%) Migration
17 471 (8.38%) DV Cleared
18 463 (8.24%) SQL
19 421 (7.49%) Service Management
20 415 (7.39%) MS Excel
21 385 (6.85%) Windows Server
22 377 (6.71%) LAN
23 376 (6.69%) Unix
24 373 (6.64%) Scrum
25 344 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
26 341 (6.07%) WAN
27 340 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
28 331 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
29 322 (5.73%) Configuration Management
30 320 (5.70%) Analytical Skills

SC Cleared
Top Related 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
1 279 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 147 (2.62%) Confluence
3 127 (2.26%) Apache
4 98 (1.74%) MS Exchange
4 98 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 91 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 87 (1.55%) Skype for Business
7 79 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 75 (1.33%) JBoss
9 74 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 74 (1.32%) WebSphere
10 62 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
11 59 (1.05%) nginx
12 52 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
13 46 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
14 44 (0.78%) IIS
14 44 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 44 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
15 42 (0.75%) OpenStack
16 28 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 415 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 296 (5.27%) MS Office
3 234 (4.17%) MS Project
4 88 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 81 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.32%) HipChat
7 15 (0.27%) Simulink
8 12 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.071%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.071%) Windchill
12 3 (0.053%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.036%) InVision
13 2 (0.036%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 2 (0.036%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.036%) Revit
14 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.018%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 108 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 92 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 84 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
4 78 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 47 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
6 25 (0.44%) SAP HR
7 21 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
7 21 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.34%) Primavera
8 19 (0.34%) SAP ERP
9 17 (0.30%) SAP HCM
10 16 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 16 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
11 15 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
12 13 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
13 12 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
14 9 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
15 8 (0.14%) SAP CO
15 8 (0.14%) SAP FI
15 8 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 340 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 239 (4.25%) Office 365
3 203 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 131 (2.33%) IaaS
5 129 (2.30%) PaaS
6 64 (1.14%) GitHub
7 54 (0.96%) SaaS
8 46 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 20 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 20 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (0.30%) Trello
14 14 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (0.21%) OneDrive
15 12 (0.21%) Route 53
16 11 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
17 9 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
17 9 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 515 (9.17%) Firewall
2 377 (6.71%) LAN
3 341 (6.07%) WAN
4 277 (4.93%) DNS
5 261 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 222 (3.95%) VPN
7 157 (2.79%) DHCP
8 152 (2.71%) Wireless
9 143 (2.55%) Network Security
10 131 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
11 112 (1.99%) HTTP
12 111 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
13 101 (1.80%) SAN
14 99 (1.76%) SSL
15 95 (1.69%) Internet
16 93 (1.66%) LDAP
17 91 (1.62%) VoIP
18 72 (1.28%) IPsec
19 69 (1.23%) Skype
20 65 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 231 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
3 226 (4.02%) Oracle Database
4 145 (2.58%) Hadoop
5 98 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 82 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 81 (1.44%) Big Data
8 80 (1.42%) MySQL
9 68 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 60 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
11 57 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
12 55 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 45 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
14 44 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
15 43 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
16 42 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 40 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
18 37 (0.66%) HBase
18 37 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 286 (5.09%) Git (software)
2 266 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 237 (4.22%) JIRA
4 87 (1.55%) Visual Studio
5 82 (1.46%) Maven
6 79 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 78 (1.39%) Selenium
8 66 (1.17%) Bitbucket
9 63 (1.12%) Cucumber
10 61 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
11 54 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
12 52 (0.93%) JUnit
13 47 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
14 43 (0.77%) Ant
15 40 (0.71%) SpecFlow
16 37 (0.66%) Subversion
17 36 (0.64%) HP UFT
18 35 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
19 33 (0.59%) Eclipse
20 31 (0.55%) SonarQube
General
1 556 (9.90%) Finance
2 238 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 159 (2.83%) Manufacturing
4 124 (2.21%) Electronics
5 116 (2.06%) Marketing
6 92 (1.64%) Law
7 91 (1.62%) Legal
8 75 (1.33%) Military
9 40 (0.71%) Aerospace
10 16 (0.28%) Local Government
11 15 (0.27%) Avionics
11 15 (0.27%) Publishing
12 14 (0.25%) Retail
13 11 (0.20%) Billing
14 9 (0.16%) Back Office
15 8 (0.14%) General Ledger
16 7 (0.12%) Advertising
17 6 (0.11%) Banking
18 5 (0.089%) Financial Institution
19 3 (0.053%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 726 (12.92%) Architect
2 620 (11.04%) Developer
3 546 (9.72%) Analyst
4 471 (8.38%) Consultant
5 296 (5.27%) Project Manager
6 253 (4.50%) Network Engineer
7 241 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 212 (3.77%) Business Analyst
9 161 (2.87%) Support Engineer
10 153 (2.72%) Java Developer
11 149 (2.65%) Technical Architect
12 146 (2.60%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 120 (2.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 111 (1.98%) Software Engineer
15 109 (1.94%) Administrator
16 102 (1.82%) Linux Engineer
16 102 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
17 99 (1.76%) DBA
18 94 (1.67%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
19 81 (1.44%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (4.13%) .NET
2 220 (3.92%) HTML
3 217 (3.86%) Web Services
4 189 (3.36%) CSS
5 154 (2.74%) XML
6 113 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
6 113 (2.01%) REST
7 104 (1.85%) Spring
8 89 (1.58%) HTML5
9 82 (1.46%) Middleware
10 80 (1.42%) AngularJS
11 79 (1.41%) RESTful
12 76 (1.35%) .NET Framework
13 75 (1.33%) Node.js
14 65 (1.16%) SOAP
15 60 (1.07%) CSS3
16 59 (1.05%) jQuery
16 59 (1.05%) JSON
17 53 (0.94%) Apache Camel
18 49 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 320 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (4.89%) Data Centre
3 211 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 132 (2.35%) PKI
5 79 (1.41%) User Experience
6 69 (1.23%) Replication
7 68 (1.21%) CESG
8 55 (0.98%) Clustering
9 50 (0.89%) Computer Science
10 47 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 45 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
12 42 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
13 41 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
14 38 (0.68%) Public Cloud
15 37 (0.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 36 (0.64%) Blackberry
17 35 (0.62%) Driving Licence
18 34 (0.61%) RIA
19 32 (0.57%) Private Cloud
20 31 (0.55%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1026 (18.26%) Windows
2 872 (15.52%) Linux
3 385 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 376 (6.69%) Unix
5 308 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 193 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 164 (2.92%) CentOS
8 156 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 143 (2.55%) Windows 10
10 142 (2.53%) Windows 7
11 127 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 77 (1.37%) Solaris
13 75 (1.33%) Ubuntu
14 69 (1.23%) AIX
15 39 (0.69%) Android
16 37 (0.66%) CoreOS
17 31 (0.55%) Windows Vista
18 29 (0.52%) Windows XP
19 28 (0.50%) Apple iOS
19 28 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1111 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (14.65%) ITIL
3 507 (9.02%) DevOps
4 503 (8.95%) Project Management
5 474 (8.44%) Migration
6 421 (7.49%) Service Management
7 373 (6.64%) Scrum
8 322 (5.73%) Configuration Management
9 286 (5.09%) PRINCE2
10 255 (4.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 247 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
11 247 (4.40%) Open Source
12 241 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
13 240 (4.27%) Programme Management
14 213 (3.79%) Service Delivery
15 209 (3.72%) Risk Management
16 196 (3.49%) Change Management
16 196 (3.49%) Cybersecurity
17 195 (3.47%) Software Engineering
18 181 (3.22%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 485 (8.63%) Java
2 463 (8.24%) SQL
3 271 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 228 (4.06%) C#
5 227 (4.04%) C
6 224 (3.99%) PowerShell
7 191 (3.40%) Python
8 145 (2.58%) Bash Shell
9 138 (2.46%) Ruby
10 119 (2.12%) Shell Script
11 111 (1.98%) C++
12 86 (1.53%) Perl
13 78 (1.39%) VB
14 77 (1.37%) PL/SQL
15 59 (1.05%) Go
16 55 (0.98%) VBScript
17 47 (0.84%) PHP
18 37 (0.66%) F#
19 30 (0.53%) Ada
20 27 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5618 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 471 (8.38%) DV Cleared
3 331 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
4 217 (3.86%) Degree
5 215 (3.83%) CCNP
6 142 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 135 (2.40%) CCNA
8 120 (2.14%) CISSP
9 102 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 99 (1.76%) CCIE
11 84 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 76 (1.35%) ISEB
13 48 (0.85%) CCSA
14 46 (0.82%) CCDP
15 44 (0.78%) CCSE
15 44 (0.78%) JNCIA
16 43 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 42 (0.75%) APMP
17 42 (0.75%) CESG Certified Professional
17 42 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (2.44%) PMO
2 130 (2.31%) QA
3 106 (1.89%) SLA
4 93 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 46 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 44 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 39 (0.69%) Data Quality
8 33 (0.59%) JSP 440
9 31 (0.55%) RMADS
10 27 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 15 (0.27%) Def Stans
12 14 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.16%) DO-178B
13 9 (0.16%) IEC 61508
14 7 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 7 (0.12%) EFQM
14 7 (0.12%) GPG13
14 7 (0.12%) ISO27002
15 6 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
15 6 (0.11%) ISO22301
System Software
1 483 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 344 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 295 (5.25%) Docker
4 109 (1.94%) vSphere
5 106 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 65 (1.16%) vCloud
7 63 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 63 (1.12%) XenApp
8 53 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (0.62%) VMware ESX
11 33 (0.59%) XenDesktop
12 27 (0.48%) Squid
13 26 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
14 25 (0.44%) Firmware
15 22 (0.39%) Postfix
16 18 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 16 (0.28%) HDFS
18 15 (0.27%) Samba
19 14 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 317 (5.64%) Puppet
2 241 (4.29%) Ansible
3 172 (3.06%) SCCM
4 159 (2.83%) Kubernetes
5 136 (2.42%) Terraform
6 110 (1.96%) ZABBIX
7 75 (1.33%) logstash
8 70 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
9 58 (1.03%) Kibana
9 58 (1.03%) SCOM
10 48 (0.85%) FortiGate
10 48 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 40 (0.71%) Consul
12 39 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
13 38 (0.68%) HAProxy
13 38 (0.68%) vRealize
14 37 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
15 36 (0.64%) Packer
16 35 (0.62%) yum
17 32 (0.57%) Rancher
Vendors
1 848 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 634 (11.29%) Oracle
3 615 (10.95%) VMware
4 571 (10.16%) Cisco
5 298 (5.30%) Red Hat
6 267 (4.75%) HP
7 238 (4.24%) SAP
8 229 (4.08%) Juniper
9 163 (2.90%) CheckPoint
10 157 (2.79%) F5
11 141 (2.51%) IBM
12 134 (2.39%) Citrix
13 95 (1.69%) Intel Security
14 86 (1.53%) Remedy
15 75 (1.33%) Fortinet
16 67 (1.19%) Atlassian
17 64 (1.14%) EMC
18 62 (1.10%) Splunk
19 60 (1.07%) Aruba
19 60 (1.07%) CA
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