Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 31 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5,135 5,731 5,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.20% 6.29% 6.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.79% 33.32% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,163 3,423 3,164
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +5.68%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £270
90th Percentile £637 £631 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 300 391
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -50.13% -2.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.53 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £39.00 £18.70 £37.50
% change year-on-year +108.56% -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 15,662 17,199 16,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.90% 18.89% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,464 10,288 10,456
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £261
90th Percentile £650 £631 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 763 867
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% -7.69%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -10 1,811 £525 +5.00% 130
South East -2 1,209 £450 +5.88% 102
South West +1 856 £450 +2.27% 113
Midlands +2 495 £450 +2.27% 49
North of England -10 475 £450 +12.50% 35
West Midlands +4 368 £450 - 39
North West -4 283 £450 - 24
East of England +15 277 £450 +12.50% 21
East Midlands +4 125 £425 +2.66% 9
Yorkshire +1 112 £475 - 4
North East -19 79 £450 +47.54% 7
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 5,135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,373 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
3 780 (15.19%) Linux
4 777 (15.13%) DevOps
5 736 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
6 716 (13.94%) Windows
7 632 (12.31%) Microsoft
8 627 (12.21%) Java
9 573 (11.16%) Migration
10 476 (9.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 452 (8.80%) SQL
12 435 (8.47%) DV Cleared
13 426 (8.30%) Oracle
14 423 (8.24%) Git (software)
15 413 (8.04%) Project Management
16 398 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
17 395 (7.69%) Finance
17 395 (7.69%) Jenkins
18 382 (7.44%) Python
19 372 (7.24%) Scrum
20 365 (7.11%) VMware
21 364 (7.09%) Docker
21 364 (7.09%) Kubernetes
22 354 (6.89%) Ansible
23 348 (6.78%) Cisco
24 344 (6.70%) ITIL
25 332 (6.47%) Software Engineering
26 313 (6.10%) JavaScript
26 313 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
27 307 (5.98%) JIRA

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
1 264 (5.14%) SharePoint
2 201 (3.91%) Confluence
3 79 (1.54%) Apache
4 71 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 59 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 57 (1.11%) nginx
7 54 (1.05%) IIS
7 54 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 37 (0.72%) Apache Spark
9 36 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
10 35 (0.68%) JBoss
11 32 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 31 (0.60%) SAS
13 26 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 21 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
15 20 (0.39%) Apache Solr
16 18 (0.35%) CMS
17 16 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 14 (0.27%) MS Project Server
19 13 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 137 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 135 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 106 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
4 54 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.31%) Simulink
8 11 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.12%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.097%) Windchill
12 4 (0.078%) Sketch
12 4 (0.078%) UXPin
13 3 (0.058%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.039%) Autodesk Inventor
14 2 (0.039%) Mathcad
14 2 (0.039%) Revit
15 1 (0.019%) GIMP
15 1 (0.019%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 35 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 18 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 17 (0.33%) Primavera
7 12 (0.23%) Teamcenter
8 6 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.097%) assyst
9 5 (0.097%) Remedy AR System
10 4 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.078%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.058%) C-CURE
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle iSupplier
12 2 (0.039%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 736 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
2 476 (9.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 191 (3.72%) Office 365
4 132 (2.57%) GitHub
5 124 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
6 103 (2.01%) PaaS
7 102 (1.99%) Amazon S3
8 93 (1.81%) SaaS
9 86 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 86 (1.67%) IaaS
10 77 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 63 (1.23%) Power Platform
12 53 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
13 52 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 44 (0.86%) Datadog
15 40 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
15 40 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
16 39 (0.76%) Serverless
17 36 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
18 32 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 300 (5.84%) Firewall
2 217 (4.23%) VPN
3 161 (3.14%) WAN
4 146 (2.84%) TCP/IP
5 136 (2.65%) LAN
6 118 (2.30%) DNS
7 102 (1.99%) Internet
8 89 (1.73%) Network Security
9 78 (1.52%) Skype
10 75 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 70 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
12 68 (1.32%) Wireless
13 65 (1.27%) BGP
13 65 (1.27%) OSPF
14 62 (1.21%) Ethernet
15 59 (1.15%) VoIP
16 58 (1.13%) SAN
17 47 (0.92%) IPsec
18 43 (0.84%) DHCP
19 42 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 213 (4.15%) Big Data
3 201 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
4 149 (2.90%) Oracle Database
5 101 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 96 (1.87%) Hadoop
7 94 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 87 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
9 80 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 75 (1.46%) MySQL
11 74 (1.44%) MongoDB
12 56 (1.09%) NoSQL
13 54 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
14 51 (0.99%) Power BI
15 48 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
16 45 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
17 40 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 39 (0.76%) HBase
19 34 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
20 33 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 423 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 395 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 307 (5.98%) JIRA
4 107 (2.08%) Maven
5 101 (1.97%) Selenium
6 83 (1.62%) Visual Studio
7 82 (1.60%) GitLab
8 77 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 72 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
10 65 (1.27%) JUnit
10 65 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
11 59 (1.15%) Mockito
12 57 (1.11%) SonarQube
13 49 (0.95%) Artifactory
14 44 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
15 43 (0.84%) Bitbucket
15 43 (0.84%) Eclipse
16 42 (0.82%) Rational Rhapsody
17 40 (0.78%) Subversion
18 37 (0.72%) JMeter
General
1 395 (7.69%) Finance
2 223 (4.34%) Telecoms
3 134 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 132 (2.57%) Electronics
5 131 (2.55%) Military
6 126 (2.45%) Marketing
7 71 (1.38%) Law
8 57 (1.11%) Legal
9 55 (1.07%) Aerospace
10 36 (0.70%) Retail
11 26 (0.51%) Banking
12 22 (0.43%) Local Government
13 13 (0.25%) Automotive
13 13 (0.25%) Back Office
14 8 (0.16%) Billing
15 7 (0.14%) Avionics
16 5 (0.097%) Games
16 5 (0.097%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.097%) Publishing
17 4 (0.078%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 780 (15.19%) Developer
2 639 (12.44%) Architect
3 427 (8.32%) Analyst
4 341 (6.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 252 (4.91%) Project Manager
6 231 (4.50%) Java Developer
7 229 (4.46%) Consultant
8 196 (3.82%) Network Engineer
9 168 (3.27%) Software Engineer
10 160 (3.12%) Business Analyst
11 124 (2.41%) Technical Architect
12 117 (2.28%) Tester
13 115 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
14 108 (2.10%) Administrator
15 101 (1.97%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 99 (1.93%) DBA
17 91 (1.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 88 (1.71%) Data Engineer
19 84 (1.64%) Delivery Manager
20 83 (1.62%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (4.85%) .NET
2 238 (4.63%) HTML
3 232 (4.52%) Web Services
4 187 (3.64%) REST
5 178 (3.47%) CSS
6 159 (3.10%) SOAP
7 153 (2.98%) XML
8 144 (2.80%) Node.js
9 141 (2.75%) JSON
9 141 (2.75%) Spring
10 137 (2.67%) RESTful
11 123 (2.40%) AngularJS
12 108 (2.10%) Kafka
13 96 (1.87%) Elastic Stack
14 93 (1.81%) Middleware
15 90 (1.75%) HTML5
16 64 (1.25%) Apache Camel
16 64 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
17 63 (1.23%) ASP.NET
17 63 (1.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 292 (5.69%) Data Centre
2 225 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 193 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 100 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (1.83%) User Experience
6 72 (1.40%) PKI
7 51 (0.99%) Public Cloud
8 48 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 45 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 44 (0.86%) Driving Licence
11 42 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 34 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
13 31 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
14 30 (0.58%) NHS
15 27 (0.53%) CESG
15 27 (0.53%) Cyberattack
16 26 (0.51%) Cloud Native
16 26 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
16 26 (0.51%) Replication
16 26 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 780 (15.19%) Linux
2 716 (13.94%) Windows
3 254 (4.95%) Unix
4 215 (4.19%) Windows 10
5 196 (3.82%) Windows Server
6 193 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 111 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 109 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (1.30%) CentOS
10 55 (1.07%) Solaris
11 54 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (0.93%) AIX
13 44 (0.86%) Ubuntu
14 43 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (0.51%) Android
16 24 (0.47%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.43%) Apple iOS
18 21 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
19 16 (0.31%) Mac OS
20 14 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,373 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 777 (15.13%) DevOps
3 573 (11.16%) Migration
4 413 (8.04%) Project Management
5 398 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 372 (7.24%) Scrum
7 344 (6.70%) ITIL
8 332 (6.47%) Software Engineering
9 313 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
10 278 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 278 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
11 250 (4.87%) Test Automation
12 241 (4.69%) TDD
13 222 (4.32%) Microservices
14 221 (4.30%) Configuration Management
15 210 (4.09%) Coaching
16 205 (3.99%) Open Source
17 195 (3.80%) Cybersecurity
17 195 (3.80%) Service Management
18 192 (3.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 627 (12.21%) Java
2 452 (8.80%) SQL
3 382 (7.44%) Python
4 313 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 258 (5.02%) C#
6 232 (4.52%) C++
7 221 (4.30%) PowerShell
8 181 (3.52%) C
9 134 (2.61%) Bash Shell
10 129 (2.51%) Java 8
11 98 (1.91%) Ruby
12 69 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 68 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 60 (1.17%) PHP
15 51 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 41 (0.80%) Perl
17 33 (0.64%) TypeScript
17 33 (0.64%) VB
18 31 (0.60%) MATLAB
18 31 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5,135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 435 (8.47%) DV Cleared
3 256 (4.99%) Degree
4 194 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 114 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 114 (2.22%) CCNP
7 109 (2.12%) CCNA
8 82 (1.60%) CTC Cleared
9 75 (1.46%) MCSE
10 68 (1.32%) CISSP
11 67 (1.30%) ISTQB
12 63 (1.23%) RHCE
13 55 (1.07%) MCSA
14 51 (0.99%) ISEB
15 50 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 39 (0.76%) AWS Certification
16 39 (0.76%) Master's Degree
17 37 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 36 (0.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (2.18%) QA
2 78 (1.52%) PMO
3 76 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 61 (1.19%) SLA
6 45 (0.88%) GDPR
7 32 (0.62%) NIST
8 26 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 24 (0.47%) JSP 440
9 24 (0.47%) NCSC
10 23 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 19 (0.37%) Def Stans
12 17 (0.33%) DO-254
12 17 (0.33%) RMADS
13 16 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
14 15 (0.29%) DO-178B
14 15 (0.29%) IEC 61508
15 14 (0.27%) ARP4754
15 14 (0.27%) ARP4761
16 13 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 364 (7.09%) Docker
2 302 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 215 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (1.11%) vSphere
7 41 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
8 33 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (0.53%) VMware NSX
11 21 (0.41%) vCloud
12 17 (0.33%) Firmware
13 14 (0.27%) HDFS
13 14 (0.27%) Postfix
14 13 (0.25%) Gluster
14 13 (0.25%) Snort
15 12 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.23%) XenApp
16 9 (0.18%) Squid
16 9 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 364 (7.09%) Kubernetes
2 354 (6.89%) Ansible
3 285 (5.55%) Terraform
4 209 (4.07%) Puppet
5 120 (2.34%) SCCM
6 105 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
7 73 (1.42%) vCenter Server
8 68 (1.32%) Packer
9 55 (1.07%) Consul
10 42 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
11 35 (0.68%) HAProxy
11 35 (0.68%) SCOM
12 30 (0.58%) Prometheus
13 28 (0.55%) Kibana
14 27 (0.53%) Grafana
14 27 (0.53%) Sysdig
14 27 (0.53%) WSUS
15 24 (0.47%) HP ALM
15 24 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
15 24 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 632 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 426 (8.30%) Oracle
3 365 (7.11%) VMware
4 348 (6.78%) Cisco
5 167 (3.25%) SAP
6 153 (2.98%) Red Hat
7 116 (2.26%) Splunk
8 97 (1.89%) Juniper
9 95 (1.85%) HP
10 87 (1.69%) Citrix
11 86 (1.67%) IBM
12 85 (1.66%) Atlassian
13 67 (1.30%) McAfee
14 61 (1.19%) CheckPoint
15 55 (1.07%) SolarWinds
16 52 (1.01%) F5
17 43 (0.84%) BMC
17 43 (0.84%) Cloudera
17 43 (0.84%) Greenplum
17 43 (0.84%) ServiceNow