Period
to

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 28 June 2022 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 17 18 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 6,304 4,200 3,879
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 8.85% 8.22% 10.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.96% 40.71% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,430 2,858 2,684
10th Percentile £387 £340 £315
25th Percentile £460 £415 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £581 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 196 135
10th Percentile £19.52 £12.30 £15.10
25th Percentile £31.75 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate £54.00 £40.00 £37.59
Median % change year-on-year +35.00% +6.41% -6.03%
75th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £52.31
90th Percentile £74.20 £65.50 £61.05
UK median hourly rate £54.00 £39.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +36.71% -7.06% +1.80%

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 14,340 10,316 8,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.14% 20.18% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,656 6,602 5,748
10th Percentile £343 £306 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £723 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 528 311
10th Percentile £13.70 £13.25 £15.00
25th Percentile £19.06 £17.50 £17.88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.47 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.29% +25.35% -15.38%
75th Percentile £59.69 £52.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £70.00 £63.75 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +34.85% +10.00% -10.18%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in England.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in England.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -1 2,294 £555 +5.71% 187
South East +1 1,011 £525 +5.00% 155
South West +1 939 £540 +8.43% 176
North of England -3 544 £550 +22.22% 93
Midlands +6 418 £500 +17.65% 49
North West -1 352 £550 +22.22% 70
East of England +2 283 £525 +16.67% 68
West Midlands +1 276 £500 +11.11% 34
East Midlands +14 139 £450 +24.14% 14
Yorkshire -3 108 £544 +20.83% 12
North East +3 104 £550 +4.76% 11
South Coast - 5 £750 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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 6,304 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,864 (29.57%) Agile
3 1,384 (21.95%) Public Sector
4 1,198 (19.00%) DevOps
5 1,075 (17.05%) Social Skills
6 1,003 (15.91%) Linux
7 956 (15.16%) AWS
8 906 (14.37%) Azure
9 835 (13.25%) Microsoft
10 823 (13.06%) Java
11 804 (12.75%) Windows
12 703 (11.15%) SQL
13 699 (11.09%) Terraform
14 686 (10.88%) DV Cleared
15 678 (10.76%) Python
16 668 (10.60%) CI/CD
17 652 (10.34%) Oracle
18 601 (9.53%) Kubernetes
19 600 (9.52%) JIRA
20 599 (9.50%) Git (software)
21 573 (9.09%) Docker
22 551 (8.74%) Scrum
23 539 (8.55%) ITIL
24 512 (8.12%) Software Engineering
25 502 (7.96%) Finance
26 494 (7.84%) Test Automation
27 489 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
28 484 (7.68%) Ansible
29 452 (7.17%) VMware
30 425 (6.74%) Jenkins

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
1 328 (5.20%) Confluence
2 142 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 80 (1.27%) Apache
4 58 (0.92%) nginx
5 55 (0.87%) Apache Spark
5 55 (0.87%) SAS
6 53 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 44 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 36 (0.57%) Skype for Business
8 36 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 32 (0.51%) IIS
10 27 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 19 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
13 17 (0.27%) JBoss
14 16 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
15 15 (0.24%) Oracle 9iAS
16 13 (0.21%) Traefik
17 12 (0.19%) NetWeaver
17 12 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 153 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 142 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 119 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
4 69 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.44%) Simulink
7 10 (0.16%) Oracle Smart View
7 10 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.14%) Stata
9 5 (0.079%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.063%) InVision
11 3 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.048%) CATIA
11 3 (0.048%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.048%) Revit
11 3 (0.048%) Sketch
11 3 (0.048%) Windchill
12 2 (0.032%) InDesign
12 2 (0.032%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.016%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 115 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
2 66 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
3 58 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
4 57 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
5 30 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
6 26 (0.41%) assyst
7 21 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 20 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
9 19 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 18 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
11 15 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
12 13 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
12 13 (0.21%) Primavera
13 11 (0.17%) Teamcenter
14 9 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
14 9 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
15 8 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
16 7 (0.11%) SAP CO
16 7 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
16 7 (0.11%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 956 (15.16%) AWS
2 906 (14.37%) Azure
3 270 (4.28%) Microsoft 365
4 242 (3.84%) Azure DevOps
5 206 (3.27%) PaaS
6 179 (2.84%) Serverless
7 134 (2.13%) Power Platform
8 126 (2.00%) GitHub
9 121 (1.92%) GCP
10 115 (1.82%) IaaS
10 115 (1.82%) OpenShift
11 111 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
12 107 (1.70%) SaaS
13 103 (1.63%) Amazon S3
14 100 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
15 98 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
16 73 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
17 60 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 58 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
19 47 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 321 (5.09%) Firewall
2 197 (3.13%) DNS
3 177 (2.81%) WAN
4 153 (2.43%) LAN
5 140 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 119 (1.89%) VPN
7 115 (1.82%) Network Security
8 87 (1.38%) DHCP
9 62 (0.98%) Internet
10 58 (0.92%) Ethernet
11 56 (0.89%) SAN
12 52 (0.82%) SD-WAN
13 50 (0.79%) Skype
14 49 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
15 48 (0.76%) OSPF
16 46 (0.73%) HTTP
17 44 (0.70%) BGP
18 35 (0.56%) MPLS
18 35 (0.56%) Wireless
19 34 (0.54%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 137 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 129 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
4 121 (1.92%) Big Data
5 115 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
6 110 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 106 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 99 (1.57%) Pentaho
8 99 (1.57%) Power BI
9 87 (1.38%) MySQL
10 84 (1.33%) Metadata
11 72 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
12 49 (0.78%) Hadoop
12 49 (0.78%) MongoDB
13 47 (0.75%) NoSQL
14 45 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 43 (0.68%) Data Lake
16 42 (0.67%) RDBMS
17 39 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
18 37 (0.59%) GIS
Development Applications
1 600 (9.52%) JIRA
2 599 (9.50%) Git (software)
3 425 (6.74%) Jenkins
4 291 (4.62%) GitLab
5 94 (1.49%) Selenium
6 92 (1.46%) Bitbucket
7 88 (1.40%) Maven
8 73 (1.16%) Artifactory
9 70 (1.11%) Visual Studio
10 60 (0.95%) Postman
10 60 (0.95%) SoapUI
11 58 (0.92%) SonarQube
12 55 (0.87%) JUnit
13 54 (0.86%) Cucumber
14 52 (0.82%) Eclipse
15 43 (0.68%) Subversion
16 42 (0.67%) JMeter
17 41 (0.65%) Mockito
18 34 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 33 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 1,384 (21.95%) Public Sector
2 1,075 (17.05%) Social Skills
3 502 (7.96%) Finance
4 315 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 157 (2.49%) Presentation Skills
6 132 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 111 (1.76%) Influencing Skills
8 104 (1.65%) Aerospace
9 100 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 95 (1.51%) Law
11 85 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
11 85 (1.35%) Electronics
12 84 (1.33%) Military
13 81 (1.28%) Marketing
14 70 (1.11%) General Ledger
15 69 (1.09%) Billing
15 69 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
16 64 (1.02%) Police
17 57 (0.90%) Retail
18 39 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 895 (14.20%) Developer
2 740 (11.74%) Architect
3 512 (8.12%) Analyst
4 486 (7.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 266 (4.22%) Project Manager
6 259 (4.11%) Consultant
7 251 (3.98%) Java Developer
8 244 (3.87%) Business Analyst
9 242 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 232 (3.68%) Software Engineer
11 180 (2.86%) Support Engineer
12 167 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
13 155 (2.46%) Data Engineer
14 154 (2.44%) AWS Engineer
15 143 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
16 124 (1.97%) AWS DevOps
17 120 (1.90%) Designer
18 118 (1.87%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
19 115 (1.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
20 113 (1.79%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (3.55%) .NET
2 212 (3.36%) Spring
3 204 (3.24%) React
4 188 (2.98%) CSS
5 186 (2.95%) HTML
6 171 (2.71%) Kafka
7 164 (2.60%) Node.js
8 141 (2.24%) REST
9 140 (2.22%) Spring Boot
10 134 (2.13%) AngularJS
11 133 (2.11%) JSON
12 132 (2.09%) Web Services
13 123 (1.95%) RESTful
14 108 (1.71%) XML
15 101 (1.60%) SOAP
16 78 (1.24%) ASP.NET
17 77 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
18 69 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
18 69 (1.09%) jQuery
19 60 (0.95%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 260 (4.12%) Data Centre
2 142 (2.25%) User Experience
3 123 (1.95%) Management Information System
4 122 (1.94%) PKI
5 116 (1.84%) Public Cloud
6 102 (1.62%) Clustering
7 97 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
8 85 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
9 63 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 60 (0.95%) Replication
11 59 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 48 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 47 (0.75%) Private Cloud
14 45 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
14 45 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
15 36 (0.57%) Cloud Native
16 35 (0.56%) Cybercrime
17 32 (0.51%) CMDB
17 32 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
18 31 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,003 (15.91%) Linux
2 804 (12.75%) Windows
3 273 (4.33%) Windows Server
4 253 (4.01%) Unix
5 211 (3.35%) Windows 10
6 146 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 90 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 76 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 58 (0.92%) CentOS
11 49 (0.78%) Solaris
12 42 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
13 41 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 39 (0.62%) Ubuntu
16 35 (0.56%) AIX
17 18 (0.29%) Apple iOS
18 16 (0.25%) Android
19 15 (0.24%) VMS
20 14 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,864 (29.57%) Agile
2 1,198 (19.00%) DevOps
3 668 (10.60%) CI/CD
4 551 (8.74%) Scrum
5 539 (8.55%) ITIL
6 512 (8.12%) Software Engineering
7 494 (7.84%) Test Automation
8 489 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 425 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
10 412 (6.54%) Microservices
11 404 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
12 399 (6.33%) Project Management
13 386 (6.12%) Migration
14 324 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 298 (4.73%) Configuration Management
16 287 (4.55%) Service Management
17 286 (4.54%) Infrastructure as Code
18 279 (4.43%) Analytics
19 265 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
20 255 (4.05%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 823 (13.06%) Java
2 703 (11.15%) SQL
3 678 (10.76%) Python
4 392 (6.22%) JavaScript
5 336 (5.33%) PowerShell
6 285 (4.52%) C#
7 252 (4.00%) C
8 208 (3.30%) Bash
9 204 (3.24%) C++
10 156 (2.47%) PL/SQL
11 152 (2.41%) Shell Script
12 100 (1.59%) Scala
13 99 (1.57%) Go
14 75 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 70 (1.11%) TypeScript
16 69 (1.09%) Ruby
17 50 (0.79%) Perl
18 44 (0.70%) R
19 36 (0.57%) Rust
20 31 (0.49%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6,304 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 686 (10.88%) DV Cleared
3 193 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 162 (2.57%) Degree
5 139 (2.20%) ISTQB
6 112 (1.78%) ISEB
7 100 (1.59%) CISSP
8 88 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 63 (1.00%) PMI Certification
10 58 (0.92%) AWS Certification
11 57 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 55 (0.87%) CISM
13 53 (0.84%) APMP
14 52 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
15 50 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
15 50 (0.79%) PMP
16 49 (0.78%) CCNP
17 43 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 35 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
19 33 (0.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (3.51%) QA
2 126 (2.00%) SLA
3 115 (1.82%) PMO
4 81 (1.28%) NIST
5 68 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 62 (0.98%) Accessibility
7 60 (0.95%) NCSC
8 33 (0.52%) RMADS
9 31 (0.49%) JSP 440
10 30 (0.48%) Data Quality
11 24 (0.38%) GDPR
11 24 (0.38%) WCAG
12 22 (0.35%) GRC
13 19 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 18 (0.29%) Def Stans
15 15 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
16 12 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
17 10 (0.16%) PCI DSS
18 7 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
19 6 (0.095%) NIST 800
System Software
1 573 (9.09%) Docker
2 368 (5.84%) Active Directory
3 263 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 86 (1.36%) vSphere
6 77 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 62 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 52 (0.82%) Firmware
9 46 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
10 44 (0.70%) VMware NSX
11 29 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (0.27%) HDFS
13 15 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 9 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 9 (0.14%) XenApp
16 8 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 8 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (0.11%) Postfix
17 7 (0.11%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 699 (11.09%) Terraform
2 601 (9.53%) Kubernetes
3 484 (7.68%) Ansible
4 157 (2.49%) Puppet
5 107 (1.70%) SCCM
6 105 (1.67%) Packer
7 83 (1.32%) Prometheus
8 73 (1.16%) Grafana
9 65 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
10 58 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
11 55 (0.87%) vRealize
12 54 (0.86%) Consul
12 54 (0.86%) vCenter Server
13 52 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
14 41 (0.65%) Kibana
15 35 (0.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 34 (0.54%) Data Guard
17 31 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
17 31 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
18 28 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 835 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 652 (10.34%) Oracle
3 452 (7.17%) VMware
4 273 (4.33%) Cisco
5 170 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 150 (2.38%) SAP
7 143 (2.27%) Splunk
8 110 (1.74%) IBM
9 93 (1.48%) ServiceNow
10 92 (1.46%) Juniper
11 91 (1.44%) Atlassian
12 79 (1.25%) CheckPoint
12 79 (1.25%) Palo Alto
13 75 (1.19%) Remedy
14 73 (1.16%) HP
15 67 (1.06%) Google
16 66 (1.05%) Citrix
17 58 (0.92%) F5
18 56 (0.89%) Talend
19 52 (0.82%) Dell