Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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 Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 7,681 7,150 8,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.15% 7.82% 9.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.97% 41.45% 43.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,433 4,156 5,478
England median daily rate £460 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.98% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £233 £260
90th Percentile £625 £593 £586
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 440 351
England median hourly rate £30.54 £30.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.70% +6.03% +3.57%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.13 £51.33 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £31.54 £32.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -1.45% -6.57% +10.84%

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 17,469 17,248 20,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.54% 18.87% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,358 10,534 12,878
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 810 746
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.55 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.85% +4.13% +12.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.78 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +13.68%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 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 0 2,926 £500 +4.17% 297
South East 0 1,677 £425 +6.25% 264
South West +1 1,190 £450 +5.88% 273
North of England -6 861 £425 +16.44% 118
Midlands +2 605 £425 +6.25% 101
North West +1 485 £450 +6.51% 77
West Midlands +5 403 £438 +9.38% 76
East of England +14 400 £425 +6.25% 103
Yorkshire +1 207 £475 +17.28% 25
East Midlands -5 197 £413 +3.13% 24
North East -3 176 £375 +15.38% 16
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 5,740 (74.73%) SC Cleared
2 2,068 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 1,202 (15.65%) Windows
4 1,179 (15.35%) Java
5 1,061 (13.81%) Linux
6 1,005 (13.08%) DV Cleared
7 924 (12.03%) Microsoft
8 921 (11.99%) DevOps
9 796 (10.36%) ITIL
10 767 (9.99%) Amazon AWS
11 743 (9.67%) SQL
12 738 (9.61%) Migration
13 727 (9.46%) Oracle
14 681 (8.87%) Finance
15 629 (8.19%) Scrum
16 619 (8.06%) Cisco
17 618 (8.05%) Active Directory
18 595 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
19 592 (7.71%) Git (software)
19 592 (7.71%) VMware
20 568 (7.39%) Firewall
21 546 (7.11%) JavaScript
22 541 (7.04%) Project Management
22 541 (7.04%) Test Automation
23 522 (6.80%) JIRA
23 522 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
24 514 (6.69%) Docker
25 496 (6.46%) Jenkins
26 495 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
27 453 (5.90%) Windows Server

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
1 313 (4.07%) Confluence
2 279 (3.63%) SharePoint
3 142 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 134 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 126 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 106 (1.38%) Apache
7 103 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 91 (1.18%) JBoss
9 88 (1.15%) IIS
10 86 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 57 (0.74%) Apache Spark
12 53 (0.69%) WildFly
13 51 (0.66%) WebSphere
14 45 (0.59%) CMS
15 41 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 39 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
17 38 (0.49%) nginx
18 31 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
19 30 (0.39%) OpenStack
20 29 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 278 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 162 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 123 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
4 63 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 48 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 29 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.16%) Simulink
9 11 (0.14%) Windchill
10 9 (0.12%) GIMP
11 5 (0.065%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.052%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.039%) Autodesk Inventor
13 3 (0.039%) MicroStation
14 2 (0.026%) Mathematica
14 2 (0.026%) Stata
15 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.013%) Maya
15 1 (0.013%) RoboHelp
15 1 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 26 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 25 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 23 (0.30%) Primavera
7 17 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 15 (0.20%) SAP HR
9 13 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
11 11 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
12 9 (0.12%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.12%) SAP PM
13 8 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (0.10%) Oracle SCM
13 8 (0.10%) SAP FI
14 7 (0.091%) Oracle Payroll
14 7 (0.091%) SAP PS
15 6 (0.078%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 767 (9.99%) Amazon AWS
2 595 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 283 (3.68%) Office 365
4 162 (2.11%) PaaS
5 122 (1.59%) IaaS
6 119 (1.55%) SaaS
7 108 (1.41%) Amazon S3
8 98 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 89 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
10 81 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 81 (1.05%) GitHub
11 74 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 54 (0.70%) npm
13 52 (0.68%) Serverless
14 43 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
15 42 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 40 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
17 39 (0.51%) Route 53
18 34 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
19 28 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 568 (7.39%) Firewall
2 275 (3.58%) WAN
3 254 (3.31%) DNS
3 254 (3.31%) LAN
4 180 (2.34%) TCP/IP
5 176 (2.29%) VPN
6 152 (1.98%) DHCP
6 152 (1.98%) Internet
7 151 (1.97%) Network Security
8 134 (1.74%) SAN
9 119 (1.55%) Wireless
10 113 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
11 110 (1.43%) Skype
12 87 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 87 (1.13%) HTTP
13 82 (1.07%) BGP
14 80 (1.04%) Cisco ISE
15 78 (1.02%) VoIP
16 73 (0.95%) IPsec
17 69 (0.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 299 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
3 228 (2.97%) Big Data
4 203 (2.64%) Relational Database
5 198 (2.58%) Hadoop
6 160 (2.08%) MySQL
6 160 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 106 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 103 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
9 100 (1.30%) MongoDB
10 76 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 74 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
12 63 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
13 59 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 57 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
15 51 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
16 50 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
17 47 (0.61%) Power BI
17 47 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 43 (0.56%) HBase
Development Applications
1 592 (7.71%) Git (software)
2 522 (6.80%) JIRA
3 496 (6.46%) Jenkins
4 239 (3.11%) Selenium
5 222 (2.89%) Maven
6 180 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 171 (2.23%) JUnit
8 131 (1.71%) SonarQube
9 128 (1.67%) GitLab
10 104 (1.35%) Mockito
11 101 (1.31%) Artifactory
12 94 (1.22%) Vagrant
13 92 (1.20%) Visual Studio
14 80 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 75 (0.98%) Subversion
16 71 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
17 66 (0.86%) Karma Test Runner
18 58 (0.76%) JMeter
19 55 (0.72%) Eclipse
20 53 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 681 (8.87%) Finance
2 236 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 201 (2.62%) Manufacturing
4 144 (1.87%) Electronics
5 140 (1.82%) Military
6 132 (1.72%) Marketing
7 106 (1.38%) Law
8 68 (0.89%) Retail
9 57 (0.74%) Legal
10 54 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 40 (0.52%) Banking
12 31 (0.40%) Publishing
13 17 (0.22%) Billing
14 15 (0.20%) Back Office
15 13 (0.17%) Local Government
16 9 (0.12%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.12%) Games
16 9 (0.12%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.091%) Automotive
18 6 (0.078%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,272 (16.56%) Developer
2 838 (10.91%) Architect
3 673 (8.76%) Analyst
4 473 (6.16%) Java Developer
5 458 (5.96%) Consultant
6 422 (5.49%) Project Manager
7 345 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 280 (3.65%) Network Engineer
9 203 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
10 200 (2.60%) Support Engineer
11 183 (2.38%) Business Analyst
12 174 (2.27%) Desktop Support
13 172 (2.24%) Software Engineer
14 157 (2.04%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 153 (1.99%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 149 (1.94%) Administrator
17 144 (1.87%) Technical Architect
18 143 (1.86%) Test Analyst
19 142 (1.85%) Tester
20 133 (1.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (4.86%) Web Services
2 339 (4.41%) HTML
3 297 (3.87%) .NET
4 292 (3.80%) CSS
5 272 (3.54%) REST
6 241 (3.14%) Spring
7 239 (3.11%) Node.js
8 231 (3.01%) XML
9 221 (2.88%) AngularJS
10 215 (2.80%) RESTful
11 164 (2.14%) JSON
12 153 (1.99%) SOAP
13 147 (1.91%) Hibernate
14 144 (1.87%) J2EE
15 139 (1.81%) Java EE
16 135 (1.76%) Middleware
17 130 (1.69%) HTML5
18 125 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
18 125 (1.63%) Spring Boot
19 116 (1.51%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 495 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 358 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 261 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 163 (2.12%) User Experience
5 140 (1.82%) PKI
6 114 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
7 105 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 93 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 89 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 78 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
11 66 (0.86%) NHS
12 57 (0.74%) Clustering
13 56 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
14 51 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
15 48 (0.62%) Virtual Team
16 47 (0.61%) Replication
17 46 (0.60%) Mainframe
18 43 (0.56%) Driving Licence
19 42 (0.55%) CMDB
20 36 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,202 (15.65%) Windows
2 1,061 (13.81%) Linux
3 453 (5.90%) Windows Server
4 365 (4.75%) Unix
5 273 (3.55%) Windows 10
6 227 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 204 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 173 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 161 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 156 (2.03%) CentOS
11 74 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 69 (0.90%) Solaris
13 68 (0.89%) Ubuntu
14 61 (0.79%) VMS
15 46 (0.60%) AIX
16 40 (0.52%) Android
16 40 (0.52%) CoreOS
17 35 (0.46%) Apple iOS
18 22 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 20 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,068 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 921 (11.99%) DevOps
3 796 (10.36%) ITIL
4 738 (9.61%) Migration
5 629 (8.19%) Scrum
6 541 (7.04%) Project Management
6 541 (7.04%) Test Automation
7 522 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
8 422 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
9 407 (5.30%) Service Management
10 396 (5.16%) Configuration Management
11 381 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 379 (4.93%) TDD
13 370 (4.82%) PRINCE2
14 361 (4.70%) Software Engineering
15 360 (4.69%) Open Source
16 345 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
17 318 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
18 308 (4.01%) Microservices
19 272 (3.54%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,179 (15.35%) Java
2 743 (9.67%) SQL
3 546 (7.11%) JavaScript
4 445 (5.79%) Python
5 423 (5.51%) PowerShell
6 340 (4.43%) C#
7 306 (3.98%) C
8 229 (2.98%) Bash Shell
9 213 (2.77%) Java 8
10 171 (2.23%) C++
11 139 (1.81%) Ruby
12 135 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 124 (1.61%) Shell Script
14 121 (1.58%) Groovy
15 98 (1.28%) Perl
16 84 (1.09%) PHP
17 62 (0.81%) T-SQL
18 49 (0.64%) JPQL
19 34 (0.44%) Go
19 34 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 5,740 (74.73%) SC Cleared
2 1,005 (13.08%) DV Cleared
3 285 (3.71%) Degree
4 279 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
5 232 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 169 (2.20%) CCNA
7 161 (2.10%) CCNP
8 141 (1.84%) ISEB
9 125 (1.63%) CTC Cleared
9 125 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 109 (1.42%) ISTQB
11 106 (1.38%) CISSP
12 91 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 71 (0.92%) MCSE
14 70 (0.91%) BC Cleared
15 58 (0.76%) PMI Certification
16 57 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 56 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
18 47 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
19 46 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (2.21%) QA
2 147 (1.91%) PMO
3 131 (1.71%) SLA
4 68 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 64 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 62 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 60 (0.78%) JSP 440
8 50 (0.65%) GDPR
9 32 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
10 27 (0.35%) RMADS
11 25 (0.33%) HMG Infosec
12 16 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
13 13 (0.17%) Def Stans
14 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 10 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 10 (0.13%) PCI DSS
15 10 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 8 (0.10%) WAI
17 7 (0.091%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 618 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 514 (6.69%) Docker
3 381 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 119 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 114 (1.48%) vSphere
6 99 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 93 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
8 55 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 43 (0.56%) VMware NSX
10 28 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 27 (0.35%) Firmware
12 26 (0.34%) NFS
12 26 (0.34%) XenApp
12 26 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 24 (0.31%) vCloud
14 19 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
15 18 (0.23%) etcd
15 18 (0.23%) flannel
16 17 (0.22%) HDFS
17 15 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 432 (5.62%) Puppet
2 365 (4.75%) Ansible
3 319 (4.15%) Kubernetes
4 292 (3.80%) Terraform
5 278 (3.62%) SCCM
6 226 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 96 (1.25%) SCOM
8 94 (1.22%) vCenter Server
9 59 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
10 48 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
11 47 (0.61%) Packer
11 47 (0.61%) WSUS
12 44 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
13 42 (0.55%) HP ALM
14 39 (0.51%) FortiGate
15 38 (0.49%) Nagios
16 36 (0.47%) Grafana
16 36 (0.47%) Kibana
17 34 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
18 32 (0.42%) logstash
Vendors
1 924 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 727 (9.46%) Oracle
3 619 (8.06%) Cisco
4 592 (7.71%) VMware
5 315 (4.10%) SAP
6 209 (2.72%) HP
7 195 (2.54%) Red Hat
8 186 (2.42%) Juniper
9 155 (2.02%) Citrix
10 137 (1.78%) McAfee
11 119 (1.55%) Splunk
12 114 (1.48%) ServiceNow
13 107 (1.39%) Atlassian
14 105 (1.37%) F5
15 102 (1.33%) CheckPoint
16 95 (1.24%) IBM
17 88 (1.15%) NetApp
18 84 (1.09%) EMC
19 78 (1.02%) Remedy
20 74 (0.96%) Google