Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 12 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 7376 8740 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.78% 8.94% 7.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.42% 43.72% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 5426 4811
England median daily rate £438 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.92% +5.00% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 361 450
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.51% -5.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £50.55 £48.75 £50.69
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £32.58 £30.90
% change year-on-year -3.31% +5.43% +54.50%

Security 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 17806 19989 20636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10939 12476 12569
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £603 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 782 1002
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in England

Security 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 Security Cleared within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -2 2895 £500 +5.26% 140
South East -2 1668 £414 +0.36% 83
South West -2 1037 £425 +3.66% 42
North of England -8 815 £375 - 35
Midlands -4 598 £400 +4.58% 36
North West +3 450 £408 -9.44% 14
East of England +11 353 £375 -6.25% 37
East Midlands +6 309 £380 - 10
West Midlands -11 286 £411 +4.78% 25
North East -1 227 £325 -1.52% 4
Yorkshire -19 139 £435 +2.35% 17
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 5202 (70.53%) SC Cleared
2 1735 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1197 (16.23%) Windows
4 1112 (15.08%) DV Cleared
5 1063 (14.41%) Linux
6 984 (13.34%) Java
7 877 (11.89%) Microsoft
8 782 (10.60%) DevOps
9 721 (9.77%) Finance
10 704 (9.54%) ITIL
11 677 (9.18%) SQL
12 666 (9.03%) Project Management
13 653 (8.85%) Migration
14 617 (8.36%) Active Directory
15 616 (8.35%) Oracle
16 592 (8.03%) VMware
17 548 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
18 529 (7.17%) Scrum
19 522 (7.08%) Cisco
20 516 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
21 507 (6.87%) Unix
22 461 (6.25%) Python
23 455 (6.17%) Firewall
24 454 (6.16%) Git (software)
25 450 (6.10%) SAP
26 426 (5.78%) Puppet
27 425 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
28 409 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
29 403 (5.46%) Telecoms
29 403 (5.46%) JIRA

Security 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
1 301 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 267 (3.62%) Confluence
3 182 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 180 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 167 (2.26%) Apache
6 127 (1.72%) Apache Spark
7 112 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 104 (1.41%) WebLogic
9 101 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
10 95 (1.29%) nginx
11 91 (1.23%) JBoss
12 78 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
13 70 (0.95%) IIS
14 64 (0.87%) OpenStack
15 61 (0.83%) Apache Solr
16 53 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
17 50 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
18 48 (0.65%) WebSphere
19 46 (0.62%) SAS
20 44 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 339 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 205 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 185 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
4 80 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 61 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 41 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 12 (0.16%) SPSS
10 11 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
11 6 (0.081%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.081%) Simulink
12 5 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.054%) Windchill
14 3 (0.041%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.041%) Stata
15 2 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.027%) InVision
15 2 (0.027%) OrCAD
15 2 (0.027%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 46 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.53%) Primavera
3 30 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 26 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 25 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 24 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 24 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 23 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 23 (0.31%) Teamcenter
8 21 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 17 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
10 13 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
12 11 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 11 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 11 (0.15%) SAP FI
12 11 (0.15%) SAP HR
12 11 (0.15%) SAP MM
13 10 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 548 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 290 (3.93%) Office 365
3 215 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 127 (1.72%) GitHub
5 86 (1.17%) IaaS
6 79 (1.07%) Amazon S3
7 78 (1.06%) PaaS
8 74 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 72 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 46 (0.62%) SaaS
11 43 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
12 39 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 34 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
14 33 (0.45%) Route 53
15 28 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 28 (0.38%) G Suite
16 23 (0.31%) OneDrive
17 17 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
17 17 (0.23%) Serverless
18 16 (0.22%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 455 (6.17%) Firewall
2 297 (4.03%) DNS
3 296 (4.01%) LAN
4 276 (3.74%) WAN
5 224 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 193 (2.62%) SAN
7 162 (2.20%) VPN
8 138 (1.87%) Network Security
9 121 (1.64%) Internet
10 102 (1.38%) DHCP
11 101 (1.37%) Wireless
12 99 (1.34%) HTTP
13 94 (1.27%) Kerberos
14 78 (1.06%) Skype
15 77 (1.04%) SSL
16 73 (0.99%) LDAP
17 66 (0.89%) NAS
18 64 (0.87%) BGP
18 64 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
19 63 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
2 350 (4.75%) SQL Server
3 308 (4.18%) Hadoop
4 295 (4.00%) Big Data
5 191 (2.59%) Oracle Database
6 188 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 180 (2.44%) HBase
8 170 (2.30%) MongoDB
9 159 (2.16%) MySQL
10 111 (1.50%) NoSQL
11 110 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 88 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 60 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
14 56 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
15 52 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
16 51 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 49 (0.66%) Apache Hive
18 46 (0.62%) Redis
19 43 (0.58%) Power BI
20 40 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 454 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 403 (5.46%) JIRA
3 391 (5.30%) Jenkins
4 153 (2.07%) Maven
5 133 (1.80%) Cucumber
6 125 (1.69%) Selenium
7 121 (1.64%) JUnit
8 95 (1.29%) GitLab
8 95 (1.29%) Visual Studio
9 92 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 78 (1.06%) Artifactory
10 78 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
11 76 (1.03%) SonarQube
12 71 (0.96%) JMeter
13 70 (0.95%) IntelliJ
14 63 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
15 62 (0.84%) Vagrant
16 57 (0.77%) Bitbucket
17 56 (0.76%) Liquibase
18 53 (0.72%) Mockito
General
1 721 (9.77%) Finance
2 403 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 291 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 219 (2.97%) Electronics
5 216 (2.93%) Marketing
6 132 (1.79%) Military
7 72 (0.98%) Law
8 55 (0.75%) Aerospace
8 55 (0.75%) Legal
9 49 (0.66%) Banking
10 36 (0.49%) Publishing
11 22 (0.30%) Retail
12 19 (0.26%) Back Office
13 16 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.22%) Local Government
14 11 (0.15%) Games
15 10 (0.14%) Billing
15 10 (0.14%) Digital Economy
16 8 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 945 (12.81%) Developer
2 714 (9.68%) Analyst
3 693 (9.40%) Architect
4 489 (6.63%) Consultant
5 435 (5.90%) Project Manager
6 336 (4.56%) Java Developer
7 314 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 262 (3.55%) Business Analyst
9 228 (3.09%) Network Engineer
10 226 (3.06%) Support Engineer
11 208 (2.82%) Administrator
12 148 (2.01%) Desktop Support
13 137 (1.86%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 122 (1.65%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 121 (1.64%) Designer
16 107 (1.45%) Software Engineer
17 106 (1.44%) Service Manager
18 102 (1.38%) Unix Engineer
19 101 (1.37%) AWS DevOps
20 98 (1.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (4.54%) Web Services
2 292 (3.96%) REST
3 235 (3.19%) HTML
4 223 (3.02%) Spring
5 213 (2.89%) CSS
6 187 (2.54%) XML
7 186 (2.52%) JSON
8 185 (2.51%) .NET
9 143 (1.94%) Node.js
10 142 (1.93%) Spring Boot
11 141 (1.91%) RESTful
12 138 (1.87%) Kafka
13 129 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
14 116 (1.57%) Apache Camel
15 103 (1.40%) AngularJS
16 100 (1.36%) HTML5
16 100 (1.36%) J2EE
17 86 (1.17%) Drools
18 75 (1.02%) JMS
18 75 (1.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 516 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 311 (4.22%) Data Centre
3 291 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 153 (2.07%) User Experience
5 127 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 127 (1.72%) PKI
6 96 (1.30%) Clustering
7 80 (1.08%) Algorithms
7 80 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 63 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
9 61 (0.83%) Replication
10 55 (0.75%) Public Cloud
11 53 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
12 52 (0.70%) Data Structures
13 51 (0.69%) CESG
13 51 (0.69%) Driving Licence
14 41 (0.56%) Blackberry
14 41 (0.56%) CMDB
14 41 (0.56%) NHS
15 38 (0.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1197 (16.23%) Windows
2 1063 (14.41%) Linux
3 507 (6.87%) Unix
4 342 (4.64%) Windows Server
5 291 (3.95%) Windows 10
6 247 (3.35%) Solaris
7 238 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 199 (2.70%) Windows 7
9 198 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 178 (2.41%) AIX
11 163 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 119 (1.61%) CentOS
13 112 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 70 (0.95%) Apple iOS
15 62 (0.84%) HPUX
16 58 (0.79%) Ubuntu
17 55 (0.75%) Android
18 53 (0.72%) SUSE
19 46 (0.62%) Windows Vista
20 42 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1735 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
2 782 (10.60%) DevOps
3 704 (9.54%) ITIL
4 666 (9.03%) Project Management
5 653 (8.85%) Migration
6 529 (7.17%) Scrum
7 425 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 409 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
9 382 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
10 377 (5.11%) PRINCE2
11 371 (5.03%) Test Automation
12 353 (4.79%) Programme Management
13 344 (4.66%) Configuration Management
14 330 (4.47%) TDD
15 327 (4.43%) Service Management
16 293 (3.97%) Microservices
17 278 (3.77%) Open Source
18 259 (3.51%) Change Management
19 249 (3.38%) Service Design
20 227 (3.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 984 (13.34%) Java
2 677 (9.18%) SQL
3 461 (6.25%) Python
4 288 (3.90%) JavaScript
5 253 (3.43%) Bash Shell
6 247 (3.35%) C
6 247 (3.35%) PowerShell
7 216 (2.93%) Ruby
8 187 (2.54%) C#
9 153 (2.07%) Perl
10 143 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 111 (1.50%) C++
12 109 (1.48%) Scala
13 97 (1.32%) PL/SQL
14 73 (0.99%) PHP
15 60 (0.81%) ABAP
16 54 (0.73%) T-SQL
17 52 (0.70%) Korn
18 47 (0.64%) Go
18 47 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5202 (70.53%) SC Cleared
2 1112 (15.08%) DV Cleared
3 372 (5.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 362 (4.91%) Degree
5 223 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
6 180 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
7 129 (1.75%) CCNP
8 103 (1.40%) CISSP
9 97 (1.32%) ISEB
10 93 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
11 91 (1.23%) CCNA
12 71 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 69 (0.94%) ISTQB
14 64 (0.87%) PMI Certification
15 62 (0.84%) CCIE
16 61 (0.83%) PMP
17 59 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
17 59 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 56 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 49 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (2.45%) QA
2 157 (2.13%) PMO
3 136 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 117 (1.59%) SLA
5 115 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 97 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 41 (0.56%) JSP 440
8 38 (0.52%) GDPR
8 38 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 30 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 30 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 23 (0.31%) COBIT
11 21 (0.28%) RMADS
12 17 (0.23%) PCI DSS
12 17 (0.23%) WCAG
13 15 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
14 12 (0.16%) Def Stans
14 12 (0.16%) HL7
14 12 (0.16%) ISO 22301
15 8 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 617 (8.36%) Active Directory
2 385 (5.22%) Docker
3 318 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 116 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 97 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 89 (1.21%) HDFS
7 82 (1.11%) vSphere
8 71 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
9 70 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 46 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
11 45 (0.61%) XenApp
12 41 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 41 (0.56%) KVM
13 38 (0.52%) Samba
14 34 (0.46%) Xen
15 33 (0.45%) VMware NSX
16 32 (0.43%) vCloud
17 31 (0.42%) XenDesktop
18 25 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 24 (0.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 426 (5.78%) Puppet
2 312 (4.23%) Ansible
3 258 (3.50%) Kubernetes
4 206 (2.79%) SCCM
5 184 (2.49%) Terraform
6 145 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
7 128 (1.74%) logstash
8 90 (1.22%) Kibana
9 71 (0.96%) NetBackup
10 65 (0.88%) SCOM
11 64 (0.87%) ZABBIX
12 54 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
13 51 (0.69%) Data Guard
14 46 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 41 (0.56%) Sysdig
16 39 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
16 39 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
17 34 (0.46%) HAProxy
17 34 (0.46%) Prometheus
18 33 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 877 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 616 (8.35%) Oracle
3 592 (8.03%) VMware
4 522 (7.08%) Cisco
5 450 (6.10%) SAP
6 290 (3.93%) HP
7 253 (3.43%) Red Hat
8 204 (2.77%) Juniper
9 168 (2.28%) IBM
10 167 (2.26%) Citrix
11 114 (1.55%) McAfee
12 111 (1.50%) CheckPoint
13 109 (1.48%) F5
14 92 (1.25%) Sun
15 84 (1.14%) Cognos
16 81 (1.10%) EMC
17 79 (1.07%) Google
18 78 (1.06%) Veritas
19 76 (1.03%) Motorola
20 74 (1.00%) ServiceNow