Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 36 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5,819 5,151 6,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.21% 5.49% 6.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.13% 28.98% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,414 3,145 3,899
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £263 £208 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 315 241
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -42.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.85 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £48.75 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year +70.73% -40.58% +2.22%

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 17,565 17,774 20,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 18.93% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,408 10,913 12,633
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 829 779
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -1.49% +10.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.73
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.25
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +7.14%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +8 2,224 £500 +2.04% 190
South East +5 1,360 £425 +2.41% 251
South West -1 845 £425 +4.29% 166
North of England -3 637 £430 +18.62% 76
Midlands 0 448 £425 +6.92% 100
North West -2 374 £425 +2.72% 42
East of England +15 288 £450 +28.57% 89
West Midlands +3 284 £438 +9.38% 71
East Midlands 0 160 £400 +5.19% 28
Yorkshire +55 157 £463 +19.35% 24
North East -16 108 £400 +23.08% 10
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 5,819 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,527 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
3 924 (15.88%) Windows
4 872 (14.99%) Java
5 864 (14.85%) Linux
6 721 (12.39%) DevOps
7 664 (11.41%) Microsoft
8 646 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
9 643 (11.05%) Oracle
10 594 (10.21%) Migration
11 575 (9.88%) ITIL
12 550 (9.45%) SQL
13 500 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 488 (8.39%) Finance
15 476 (8.18%) Active Directory
16 465 (7.99%) Git (software)
17 461 (7.92%) JIRA
18 457 (7.85%) Test Automation
18 457 (7.85%) Cisco
19 454 (7.80%) Scrum
20 446 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
21 417 (7.17%) VMware
22 405 (6.96%) Jenkins
23 404 (6.94%) Project Management
24 399 (6.86%) JavaScript
25 388 (6.67%) DV Cleared
26 375 (6.44%) Firewall
27 368 (6.32%) Docker
28 360 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
29 353 (6.07%) Python

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
1 283 (4.86%) Confluence
2 209 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 108 (1.86%) MS Exchange
4 103 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 101 (1.74%) Skype for Business
6 93 (1.60%) Apache
7 83 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 70 (1.20%) JBoss
9 69 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 55 (0.95%) WildFly
11 53 (0.91%) Apache Spark
12 49 (0.84%) IIS
13 42 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
13 42 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 34 (0.58%) CMS
15 32 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
16 28 (0.48%) nginx
16 28 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
17 19 (0.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 206 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 61 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.10%) Simulink
9 5 (0.086%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.086%) GIMP
10 4 (0.069%) Windchill
11 3 (0.052%) Autodesk Inventor
11 3 (0.052%) MicroStation
12 2 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.034%) Revit
13 1 (0.017%) HipChat
13 1 (0.017%) Maya
13 1 (0.017%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.017%) SPSS
13 1 (0.017%) Stata
Business Applications
1 41 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 22 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.21%) Primavera
5 12 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 12 (0.21%) SAP HR
6 9 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.15%) Teamcenter
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 6 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.086%) HFM
9 5 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.086%) SAP PM
9 5 (0.086%) SAP PS
9 5 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 646 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
2 500 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 254 (4.37%) Office 365
4 132 (2.27%) PaaS
5 115 (1.98%) IaaS
6 87 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 83 (1.43%) SaaS
8 81 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 79 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 76 (1.31%) GitHub
11 74 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
12 68 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
13 43 (0.74%) Serverless
14 41 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
15 37 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 33 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
16 33 (0.57%) npm
17 28 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 28 (0.48%) Route 53
18 26 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 375 (6.44%) Firewall
2 177 (3.04%) DNS
2 177 (3.04%) WAN
3 160 (2.75%) LAN
4 135 (2.32%) VPN
5 131 (2.25%) TCP/IP
6 110 (1.89%) Internet
7 109 (1.87%) Network Security
8 95 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
9 94 (1.62%) Skype
10 93 (1.60%) DHCP
11 88 (1.51%) Wireless
12 82 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 71 (1.22%) HTTP
14 69 (1.19%) SAN
15 65 (1.12%) BGP
16 61 (1.05%) Cisco ISE
17 58 (1.00%) OSPF
18 50 (0.86%) IPsec
19 49 (0.84%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 266 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
3 174 (2.99%) Big Data
4 164 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 135 (2.32%) MySQL
6 134 (2.30%) Oracle Database
7 103 (1.77%) Hadoop
8 88 (1.51%) RDBMS
9 81 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
10 79 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 65 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
12 64 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
13 54 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 47 (0.81%) NoSQL
15 43 (0.74%) HBase
16 40 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
17 37 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
18 36 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 35 (0.60%) Power BI
20 28 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 465 (7.99%) Git (software)
2 461 (7.92%) JIRA
3 405 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 189 (3.25%) Maven
5 184 (3.16%) Selenium
6 139 (2.39%) Cucumber
7 136 (2.34%) JUnit
8 122 (2.10%) SonarQube
9 115 (1.98%) GitLab
10 89 (1.53%) Mockito
11 87 (1.50%) Vagrant
12 83 (1.43%) Subversion
13 80 (1.37%) Artifactory
14 75 (1.29%) Visual Studio
15 66 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 51 (0.88%) Liquibase
17 49 (0.84%) Checkstyle
18 42 (0.72%) Eclipse
19 41 (0.70%) DbUnit
20 40 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 488 (8.39%) Finance
2 176 (3.02%) Telecoms
3 149 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 108 (1.86%) Electronics
5 104 (1.79%) Marketing
6 83 (1.43%) Law
7 82 (1.41%) Military
8 60 (1.03%) Retail
9 49 (0.84%) Aerospace
10 30 (0.52%) Legal
11 23 (0.40%) Banking
12 19 (0.33%) Publishing
13 13 (0.22%) Billing
14 12 (0.21%) Back Office
14 12 (0.21%) Local Government
15 8 (0.14%) Automotive
16 5 (0.086%) Advertising
16 5 (0.086%) Games
16 5 (0.086%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.052%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 982 (16.88%) Developer
2 639 (10.98%) Architect
3 501 (8.61%) Analyst
4 358 (6.15%) Java Developer
5 357 (6.14%) Consultant
6 322 (5.53%) Project Manager
7 296 (5.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 234 (4.02%) Network Engineer
9 161 (2.77%) Support Engineer
10 151 (2.59%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 151 (2.59%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 146 (2.51%) Business Analyst
12 134 (2.30%) Desktop Support
13 130 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
14 122 (2.10%) Tester
15 119 (2.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 116 (1.99%) Technical Architect
16 116 (1.99%) Test Analyst
17 113 (1.94%) Software Engineer
18 104 (1.79%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (5.10%) Web Services
2 252 (4.33%) HTML
3 218 (3.75%) REST
4 217 (3.73%) CSS
5 215 (3.69%) .NET
6 182 (3.13%) XML
7 165 (2.84%) Spring
8 160 (2.75%) RESTful
9 152 (2.61%) AngularJS
10 151 (2.59%) Node.js
11 135 (2.32%) Middleware
12 115 (1.98%) SOAP
13 114 (1.96%) Java EE
14 113 (1.94%) JSON
15 104 (1.79%) Hibernate
16 103 (1.77%) Spring Boot
17 95 (1.63%) Apache Camel
18 91 (1.56%) J2EE
19 89 (1.53%) HTML5
20 87 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 360 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (4.54%) Data Centre
3 178 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 107 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (1.53%) PKI
6 81 (1.39%) User Experience
7 76 (1.31%) Public Cloud
8 66 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 65 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 63 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 54 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (0.84%) NHS
13 46 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
14 36 (0.62%) Mainframe
15 35 (0.60%) Clustering
15 35 (0.60%) Mobile App
16 34 (0.58%) Virtual Team
17 33 (0.57%) Cloud Native
18 27 (0.46%) Reference Data
19 25 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 924 (15.88%) Windows
2 864 (14.85%) Linux
3 301 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 288 (4.95%) Unix
5 195 (3.35%) Windows 10
6 182 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 136 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 127 (2.18%) Windows 7
9 110 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 103 (1.77%) CentOS
11 63 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 61 (1.05%) VMS
13 57 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 35 (0.60%) Solaris
15 33 (0.57%) AIX
16 26 (0.45%) CoreOS
17 18 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
18 16 (0.27%) Windows 8
19 12 (0.21%) Android
20 11 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,527 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (12.39%) DevOps
3 594 (10.21%) Migration
4 575 (9.88%) ITIL
5 457 (7.85%) Test Automation
6 454 (7.80%) Scrum
7 446 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
8 404 (6.94%) Project Management
9 306 (5.26%) Open Source
10 304 (5.22%) Configuration Management
11 298 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
12 287 (4.93%) TDD
13 281 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 270 (4.64%) Service Management
15 261 (4.49%) Microservices
15 261 (4.49%) PRINCE2
16 249 (4.28%) Software Engineering
17 233 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
18 229 (3.94%) Cybersecurity
19 227 (3.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 872 (14.99%) Java
2 550 (9.45%) SQL
3 399 (6.86%) JavaScript
4 353 (6.07%) Python
5 290 (4.98%) PowerShell
6 241 (4.14%) C#
7 188 (3.23%) Java 8
8 175 (3.01%) Bash Shell
9 165 (2.84%) C
10 139 (2.39%) C++
11 109 (1.87%) Shell Script
12 102 (1.75%) Ruby
13 92 (1.58%) PL/SQL
14 66 (1.13%) PHP
15 62 (1.07%) Perl
16 54 (0.93%) Groovy
17 49 (0.84%) JPQL
18 45 (0.77%) T-SQL
19 31 (0.53%) Go
19 31 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 5,819 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 388 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 205 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
4 204 (3.51%) Degree
5 130 (2.23%) CCNA
6 123 (2.11%) CCNP
7 119 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 102 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 96 (1.65%) ISEB
10 72 (1.24%) ISTQB
11 70 (1.20%) CISSP
12 69 (1.19%) MCSE
13 62 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 45 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
15 44 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 41 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
17 37 (0.64%) PMI Certification
18 35 (0.60%) MCSA
18 35 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 34 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (2.49%) QA
2 115 (1.98%) PMO
3 92 (1.58%) SLA
4 53 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 41 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 37 (0.64%) GDPR
8 32 (0.55%) JSP 440
9 17 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 16 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
10 16 (0.27%) RMADS
11 12 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 10 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
13 9 (0.15%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.14%) WAI
15 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.10%) NEBOSH
16 5 (0.086%) Def Stans
16 5 (0.086%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 476 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 368 (6.32%) Docker
3 249 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
5 62 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 60 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 60 (1.03%) vSphere
7 35 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
9 29 (0.50%) VMware NSX
10 21 (0.36%) HDFS
11 18 (0.31%) NFS
12 17 (0.29%) XenApp
13 16 (0.27%) Firmware
14 15 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.21%) vCloud
17 11 (0.19%) XenDesktop
18 10 (0.17%) Squid
18 10 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 309 (5.31%) Puppet
2 302 (5.19%) Ansible
3 265 (4.55%) Kubernetes
4 212 (3.64%) SCCM
5 196 (3.37%) Terraform
6 136 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
7 60 (1.03%) SCOM
8 57 (0.98%) vCenter Server
9 48 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 44 (0.76%) Packer
11 39 (0.67%) Kibana
12 31 (0.53%) HP ALM
12 31 (0.53%) ZABBIX
13 30 (0.52%) Grafana
14 28 (0.48%) Nagios
14 28 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
14 28 (0.48%) WSUS
15 27 (0.46%) logstash
16 26 (0.45%) FortiGate
17 25 (0.43%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 664 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 643 (11.05%) Oracle
3 457 (7.85%) Cisco
4 417 (7.17%) VMware
5 239 (4.11%) SAP
6 160 (2.75%) Red Hat
7 154 (2.65%) HP
8 143 (2.46%) Juniper
9 127 (2.18%) Citrix
10 109 (1.87%) Atlassian
11 104 (1.79%) CheckPoint
12 99 (1.70%) F5
12 99 (1.70%) McAfee
12 99 (1.70%) ServiceNow
13 88 (1.51%) Splunk
14 81 (1.39%) IBM
15 66 (1.13%) Remedy
16 64 (1.10%) Palo Alto
17 58 (1.00%) Google
18 52 (0.89%) Blue Coat