Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 33 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5,738 5,225 6,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.11% 5.74% 6.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.98% 30.16% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,324 3,158 3,986
England median daily rate £450 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £260
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 355 250
England median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £14.21 £13.13 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% -8.57% +7.63%

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 17,400 17,326 20,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 19.02% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,254 10,536 13,079
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 873 820 716
England median hourly rate £24.25 £28.08 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +10.12% +13.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.13 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.85% +6.36% +19.57%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +9 2,270 £505 +1.00% 180
South East +1 1,336 £425 +3.66% 206
South West -3 738 £425 +3.66% 170
North of England -12 631 £425 +11.84% 71
Midlands -1 479 £438 +8.02% 64
North West -12 350 £450 +5.94% 46
West Midlands +5 316 £450 +5.88% 46
East of England +25 272 £400 +12.28% 82
East Midlands -4 160 £413 +3.13% 17
Yorkshire +33 145 £475 +9.20% 9
North East -6 139 £375 +15.38% 16
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 5,738 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,478 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 922 (16.07%) Windows
4 871 (15.18%) Java
5 841 (14.66%) Linux
6 738 (12.86%) DevOps
7 652 (11.36%) Microsoft
8 649 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
9 624 (10.87%) Migration
10 586 (10.21%) ITIL
11 555 (9.67%) Oracle
12 531 (9.25%) SQL
13 493 (8.59%) Finance
14 490 (8.54%) Test Automation
15 483 (8.42%) Git (software)
16 482 (8.40%) Cisco
17 481 (8.38%) Scrum
18 473 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
19 469 (8.17%) VMware
20 461 (8.03%) Active Directory
21 424 (7.39%) JavaScript
22 408 (7.11%) Firewall
23 391 (6.81%) Project Management
24 387 (6.74%) Jenkins
25 376 (6.55%) JIRA
25 376 (6.55%) Docker
26 371 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
27 365 (6.36%) DV Cleared
28 353 (6.15%) Python
29 338 (5.89%) Analytical Skills

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
1 234 (4.08%) Confluence
2 232 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 117 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 103 (1.80%) Skype for Business
5 78 (1.36%) IIS
6 72 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 71 (1.24%) Apache
8 67 (1.17%) JBoss
9 61 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 56 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
11 52 (0.91%) WildFly
12 47 (0.82%) Apache Spark
13 45 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 42 (0.73%) nginx
15 34 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
16 32 (0.56%) CMS
17 30 (0.52%) OpenStack
18 25 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
18 25 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 18 (0.31%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 220 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 44 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 33 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.23%) Windchill
9 11 (0.19%) GIMP
10 9 (0.16%) Simulink
11 3 (0.052%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.052%) Autodesk Inventor
11 3 (0.052%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.052%) Stata
12 2 (0.035%) InVision
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.017%) HipChat
13 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.017%) Revit
13 1 (0.017%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 34 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 24 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.21%) Primavera
8 10 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.17%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle SCM
11 7 (0.12%) SAP PM
12 6 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
12 6 (0.10%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
13 5 (0.087%) Oracle Assets
13 5 (0.087%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 649 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
2 473 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 231 (4.03%) Office 365
4 102 (1.78%) PaaS
5 99 (1.73%) IaaS
6 97 (1.69%) Amazon S3
7 83 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 67 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
9 62 (1.08%) SaaS
10 61 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
11 55 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 53 (0.92%) GitHub
13 44 (0.77%) npm
14 40 (0.70%) Route 53
14 40 (0.70%) Serverless
15 36 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
15 36 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
16 34 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 32 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
18 25 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 408 (7.11%) Firewall
2 191 (3.33%) DNS
3 189 (3.29%) WAN
4 182 (3.17%) LAN
5 144 (2.51%) TCP/IP
6 128 (2.23%) VPN
7 113 (1.97%) Internet
8 112 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
9 109 (1.90%) SAN
10 104 (1.81%) Network Security
11 98 (1.71%) DHCP
12 96 (1.67%) Wireless
13 89 (1.55%) Skype
14 82 (1.43%) HTTP
15 76 (1.32%) Cisco ISE
16 71 (1.24%) BGP
17 66 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
18 55 (0.96%) OSPF
18 55 (0.96%) SSL
19 53 (0.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 240 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
3 186 (3.24%) Big Data
4 169 (2.95%) Relational Database
5 137 (2.39%) MySQL
6 107 (1.86%) Oracle Database
7 101 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
8 92 (1.60%) Hadoop
9 91 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 88 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 51 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
12 47 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 47 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 46 (0.80%) Power BI
14 44 (0.77%) NoSQL
14 44 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
15 39 (0.68%) HBase
16 36 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
17 35 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
18 32 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 483 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 387 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 376 (6.55%) JIRA
4 192 (3.35%) Maven
5 184 (3.21%) Selenium
6 145 (2.53%) Cucumber
7 135 (2.35%) JUnit
8 112 (1.95%) SonarQube
9 97 (1.69%) Mockito
10 95 (1.66%) Vagrant
11 93 (1.62%) Artifactory
12 90 (1.57%) GitLab
13 83 (1.45%) Visual Studio
14 66 (1.15%) Subversion
14 66 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 62 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
16 54 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 50 (0.87%) Liquibase
18 49 (0.85%) Eclipse
19 48 (0.84%) Checkstyle
General
1 493 (8.59%) Finance
2 166 (2.89%) Telecoms
3 163 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 102 (1.78%) Electronics
5 92 (1.60%) Military
6 91 (1.59%) Law
7 89 (1.55%) Marketing
8 71 (1.24%) Retail
9 47 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 38 (0.66%) Legal
11 17 (0.30%) Banking
12 15 (0.26%) Publishing
13 14 (0.24%) Games
14 12 (0.21%) Billing
15 9 (0.16%) Automotive
16 8 (0.14%) Local Government
17 7 (0.12%) Back Office
18 5 (0.087%) General Ledger
19 4 (0.070%) Multimedia
20 3 (0.052%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 955 (16.64%) Developer
2 606 (10.56%) Architect
3 474 (8.26%) Analyst
4 360 (6.27%) Java Developer
5 320 (5.58%) Project Manager
6 296 (5.16%) DevOps Engineer
7 294 (5.12%) Consultant
8 223 (3.89%) Network Engineer
9 174 (3.03%) Support Engineer
10 156 (2.72%) Desktop Support
11 151 (2.63%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 144 (2.51%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 133 (2.32%) Software Engineer
14 123 (2.14%) Deployment Engineer
14 123 (2.14%) Test Analyst
15 122 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
16 121 (2.11%) Tester
17 112 (1.95%) Business Analyst
18 111 (1.93%) Technical Architect
19 107 (1.86%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (5.21%) Web Services
2 262 (4.57%) HTML
3 240 (4.18%) CSS
4 218 (3.80%) .NET
5 215 (3.75%) REST
6 174 (3.03%) Node.js
7 169 (2.95%) XML
8 164 (2.86%) RESTful
9 160 (2.79%) Spring
10 155 (2.70%) AngularJS
11 124 (2.16%) Java EE
12 116 (2.02%) JSON
13 114 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
14 106 (1.85%) HTML5
15 102 (1.78%) Hibernate
16 99 (1.73%) Middleware
17 98 (1.71%) SOAP
18 97 (1.69%) Spring Boot
19 95 (1.66%) Apache Camel
20 91 (1.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 338 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 286 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 168 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 123 (2.14%) User Experience
5 103 (1.80%) PKI
6 95 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
7 91 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
8 88 (1.53%) Private Cloud
9 82 (1.43%) Computer Science
10 62 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 51 (0.89%) NHS
12 43 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 40 (0.70%) Clustering
14 39 (0.68%) Driving Licence
15 37 (0.64%) Mainframe
15 37 (0.64%) Virtual Team
16 32 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
17 30 (0.52%) Mobile App
18 26 (0.45%) CMDB
19 24 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 922 (16.07%) Windows
2 841 (14.66%) Linux
3 326 (5.68%) Windows Server
4 306 (5.33%) Unix
5 197 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 191 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 136 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 129 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 121 (2.11%) CentOS
10 102 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 73 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 58 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 55 (0.96%) VMS
14 51 (0.89%) Solaris
15 49 (0.85%) AIX
16 36 (0.63%) CoreOS
17 27 (0.47%) Android
18 23 (0.40%) Apple iOS
19 21 (0.37%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,478 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 738 (12.86%) DevOps
3 624 (10.87%) Migration
4 586 (10.21%) ITIL
5 490 (8.54%) Test Automation
6 481 (8.38%) Scrum
7 391 (6.81%) Project Management
8 371 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
9 330 (5.75%) Configuration Management
10 327 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
11 297 (5.18%) TDD
12 290 (5.05%) Open Source
13 270 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 267 (4.65%) Service Management
14 267 (4.65%) Software Engineering
15 249 (4.34%) Microservices
16 235 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
17 232 (4.04%) BDD
18 228 (3.97%) PRINCE2
19 225 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 871 (15.18%) Java
2 531 (9.25%) SQL
3 424 (7.39%) JavaScript
4 353 (6.15%) Python
5 328 (5.72%) PowerShell
6 256 (4.46%) C#
7 193 (3.36%) C
8 185 (3.22%) Bash Shell
9 182 (3.17%) Java 8
10 157 (2.74%) C++
11 128 (2.23%) Ruby
12 93 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 89 (1.55%) Shell Script
14 84 (1.46%) Perl
15 56 (0.98%) PHP
16 52 (0.91%) Groovy
17 48 (0.84%) JPQL
18 39 (0.68%) T-SQL
19 30 (0.52%) Ada
20 28 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 5,738 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 365 (6.36%) DV Cleared
3 240 (4.18%) Degree
4 224 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (2.44%) CCNP
6 137 (2.39%) CCNA
7 119 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 107 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 102 (1.78%) ISEB
10 77 (1.34%) ISTQB
11 65 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 64 (1.12%) MCSE
13 61 (1.06%) CISSP
14 54 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 50 (0.87%) CESG Certified Professional
16 42 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
17 40 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
17 40 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
18 36 (0.63%) PMI Certification
19 34 (0.59%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (1.99%) QA
2 113 (1.97%) PMO
3 106 (1.85%) SLA
4 51 (0.89%) GDPR
5 47 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 42 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 39 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 25 (0.44%) JSP 440
9 23 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
10 17 (0.30%) RMADS
11 15 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
12 9 (0.16%) Def Stans
13 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.14%) WAI
14 6 (0.10%) NEBOSH
15 5 (0.087%) COBIT
15 5 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.087%) PCI DSS
16 4 (0.070%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.070%) WCAG
System Software
1 461 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 376 (6.55%) Docker
3 307 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (1.52%) vSphere
5 84 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 74 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 72 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 33 (0.58%) XenApp
10 31 (0.54%) VMware NSX
11 25 (0.44%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 23 (0.40%) NFS
13 18 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
14 16 (0.28%) HDFS
15 15 (0.26%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
16 14 (0.24%) flannel
17 13 (0.23%) etcd
17 13 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 318 (5.54%) Puppet
2 253 (4.41%) Ansible
3 242 (4.22%) Kubernetes
4 211 (3.68%) SCCM
5 204 (3.56%) Terraform
6 130 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
7 63 (1.10%) SCOM
8 58 (1.01%) vCenter Server
9 47 (0.82%) Packer
10 42 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
11 41 (0.71%) Nagios
12 40 (0.70%) HP ALM
13 37 (0.64%) FortiGate
14 35 (0.61%) Grafana
15 31 (0.54%) WSUS
16 30 (0.52%) Kibana
17 28 (0.49%) AirWatch
17 28 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
18 27 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
18 27 (0.47%) logstash
Vendors
1 652 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 555 (9.67%) Oracle
3 482 (8.40%) Cisco
4 469 (8.17%) VMware
5 227 (3.96%) SAP
6 180 (3.14%) HP
7 163 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 153 (2.67%) Juniper
9 124 (2.16%) Citrix
10 108 (1.88%) McAfee
11 94 (1.64%) Splunk
12 92 (1.60%) CheckPoint
13 86 (1.50%) IBM
14 81 (1.41%) ServiceNow
15 80 (1.39%) F5
16 77 (1.34%) Google
17 75 (1.31%) EMC
18 71 (1.24%) Atlassian
18 71 (1.24%) NetApp
19 65 (1.13%) SolarWinds