Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 7,362 8,108 8,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.96% 9.13% 8.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.30% 44.58% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,417 5,123 5,306
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 445 400
England median hourly rate £26.75 £38.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.61% +7.80% +60.23%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £13.64
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £55.06
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.63% +1.33% +78.57%

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 17,403 18,186 20,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.82% 20.47% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,643 11,439 12,823
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £580
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 787 852 921
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +42.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.80
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +3 3,162 £500 +5.26% 202
South East -3 1,668 £425 - 241
South West -1 887 £463 +10.12% 145
North of England -18 678 £391 -2.19% 76
Midlands -3 636 £400 - 83
North West -4 386 £425 -10.53% 45
East of England +10 340 £400 - 97
East Midlands +12 326 £395 -1.25% 34
West Midlands -10 307 £440 +14.58% 49
North East -4 173 £315 -7.35% 16
Yorkshire -41 121 £388 -8.82% 15
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 5,230 (71.04%) SC Cleared
2 1,698 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
3 1,267 (17.21%) Windows
4 1,106 (15.02%) DV Cleared
5 1,056 (14.34%) Java
6 998 (13.56%) Linux
7 921 (12.51%) Microsoft
8 853 (11.59%) DevOps
9 715 (9.71%) Active Directory
10 712 (9.67%) ITIL
11 681 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
12 672 (9.13%) Project Management
13 652 (8.86%) Migration
14 622 (8.45%) SQL
15 620 (8.42%) Finance
16 559 (7.59%) VMware
17 555 (7.54%) Cisco
18 536 (7.28%) Oracle
19 480 (6.52%) Firewall
20 475 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
21 467 (6.34%) Scrum
22 465 (6.32%) Test Automation
23 451 (6.13%) Jenkins
24 444 (6.03%) Git (software)
25 435 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
26 422 (5.73%) Python
27 421 (5.72%) Docker
28 415 (5.64%) Unix
29 409 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
30 403 (5.47%) 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
1 287 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 221 (3.00%) Confluence
3 170 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 150 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 108 (1.47%) Apache
6 103 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 91 (1.24%) Skype for Business
8 88 (1.20%) IIS
9 81 (1.10%) Apache Spark
10 80 (1.09%) nginx
11 63 (0.86%) JBoss
12 58 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 57 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 47 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 45 (0.61%) WildFly
16 42 (0.57%) WebSphere
17 39 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
18 38 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
19 35 (0.48%) SAS
20 29 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 333 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
2 221 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 156 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
4 77 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 59 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
8 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.095%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.095%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.095%) Simulink
9 7 (0.095%) Windchill
10 3 (0.041%) GIMP
10 3 (0.041%) Revit
10 3 (0.041%) SPSS
10 3 (0.041%) Stata
11 2 (0.027%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.027%) InVision
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 40 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.39%) Primavera
3 26 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 25 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 20 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 18 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 13 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 12 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 12 (0.16%) SAP HR
10 11 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
11 10 (0.14%) SAP MM
12 9 (0.12%) Teamcenter
13 8 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
13 8 (0.11%) ResourceLink
14 7 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
14 7 (0.095%) SAP CO
14 7 (0.095%) SAP ERP
14 7 (0.095%) SAP FI
14 7 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 681 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
2 335 (4.55%) Office 365
3 334 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 112 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 108 (1.47%) Amazon S3
6 102 (1.39%) PaaS
7 99 (1.34%) IaaS
8 82 (1.11%) SaaS
9 60 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 59 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
11 56 (0.76%) GitHub
12 55 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 53 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
14 45 (0.61%) Route 53
15 38 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
15 38 (0.52%) Serverless
16 36 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
17 31 (0.42%) G Suite
18 26 (0.35%) npm
18 26 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 480 (6.52%) Firewall
2 268 (3.64%) DNS
3 253 (3.44%) WAN
4 216 (2.93%) LAN
5 208 (2.83%) VPN
6 186 (2.53%) TCP/IP
7 171 (2.32%) Network Security
8 140 (1.90%) Internet
9 124 (1.68%) SAN
10 121 (1.64%) DHCP
11 113 (1.53%) Wireless
12 104 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
13 102 (1.39%) BGP
14 92 (1.25%) SSL
15 82 (1.11%) HTTP
16 76 (1.03%) Skype
17 70 (0.95%) OSPF
18 68 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
18 68 (0.92%) MPLS
19 61 (0.83%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 277 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
3 246 (3.34%) Big Data
4 220 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 199 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 169 (2.30%) Oracle Database
7 120 (1.63%) RDBMS
8 113 (1.53%) MongoDB
9 101 (1.37%) MySQL
10 83 (1.13%) HBase
11 81 (1.10%) NoSQL
12 76 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
13 73 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
14 71 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
15 68 (0.92%) Power BI
16 65 (0.88%) Redis
17 63 (0.86%) GIS
18 52 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
18 52 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
19 44 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 451 (6.13%) Jenkins
2 444 (6.03%) Git (software)
3 373 (5.07%) JIRA
4 177 (2.40%) Maven
5 163 (2.21%) Selenium
6 143 (1.94%) JUnit
7 102 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 89 (1.21%) SonarQube
9 84 (1.14%) Artifactory
9 84 (1.14%) Visual Studio
10 83 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 71 (0.96%) Mockito
12 65 (0.88%) Vagrant
13 62 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 58 (0.79%) JMeter
15 55 (0.75%) Liquibase
16 53 (0.72%) Subversion
17 52 (0.71%) GitLab
18 51 (0.69%) Bitbucket
18 51 (0.69%) MSI
General
1 620 (8.42%) Finance
2 229 (3.11%) Telecoms
3 209 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 138 (1.87%) Law
5 126 (1.71%) Military
6 109 (1.48%) Electronics
7 105 (1.43%) Marketing
8 84 (1.14%) Legal
9 50 (0.68%) Retail
10 35 (0.48%) Banking
11 34 (0.46%) Aerospace
12 32 (0.43%) Publishing
13 31 (0.42%) Games
14 25 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 19 (0.26%) Billing
16 16 (0.22%) Local Government
17 11 (0.15%) Back Office
18 8 (0.11%) Advertising
19 5 (0.068%) Automotive
19 5 (0.068%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 953 (12.94%) Developer
2 800 (10.87%) Analyst
3 726 (9.86%) Architect
4 476 (6.47%) Consultant
5 420 (5.70%) Project Manager
6 395 (5.37%) Java Developer
7 317 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
8 297 (4.03%) Business Analyst
9 255 (3.46%) Network Engineer
10 245 (3.33%) Support Engineer
11 178 (2.42%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 163 (2.21%) Administrator
13 153 (2.08%) Desktop Support
14 141 (1.92%) AWS DevOps
15 126 (1.71%) Designer
16 125 (1.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
17 120 (1.63%) Tester
18 113 (1.53%) AWS Engineer
19 111 (1.51%) Network Architect
19 111 (1.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (4.93%) Web Services
2 228 (3.10%) REST
3 205 (2.78%) HTML
4 193 (2.62%) .NET
5 189 (2.57%) Spring
6 181 (2.46%) CSS
7 165 (2.24%) JSON
7 165 (2.24%) XML
8 147 (2.00%) Node.js
9 132 (1.79%) RESTful
10 124 (1.68%) J2EE
11 105 (1.43%) Spring Boot
12 102 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
13 97 (1.32%) Hibernate
14 95 (1.29%) JMS
15 92 (1.25%) AngularJS
16 86 (1.17%) Java EE
17 85 (1.15%) SOAP
18 83 (1.13%) Apache Camel
18 83 (1.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 475 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 276 (3.75%) Data Centre
3 263 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 123 (1.67%) User Experience
5 97 (1.32%) PKI
6 85 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 83 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
8 72 (0.98%) Clustering
8 72 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 53 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 53 (0.72%) Replication
10 52 (0.71%) Smartphone
11 50 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
12 43 (0.58%) Driving Licence
12 43 (0.58%) NHS
13 36 (0.49%) Algorithms
14 34 (0.46%) PMI
15 33 (0.45%) CESG
15 33 (0.45%) EMC VNX
16 32 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1,267 (17.21%) Windows
2 998 (13.56%) Linux
3 415 (5.64%) Unix
4 403 (5.47%) Windows Server
5 321 (4.36%) Windows 10
6 279 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 242 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 216 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 200 (2.72%) Windows 7
10 145 (1.97%) CentOS
11 142 (1.93%) Solaris
12 110 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 105 (1.43%) AIX
14 90 (1.22%) Apple iOS
15 89 (1.21%) Android
16 54 (0.73%) VMS
17 49 (0.67%) Windows XP
18 46 (0.62%) Windows Vista
19 35 (0.48%) Mac OS X
20 33 (0.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,698 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 853 (11.59%) DevOps
3 712 (9.67%) ITIL
4 672 (9.13%) Project Management
5 652 (8.86%) Migration
6 467 (6.34%) Scrum
7 465 (6.32%) Test Automation
8 435 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 409 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 399 (5.42%) PRINCE2
11 345 (4.69%) Service Management
12 313 (4.25%) Configuration Management
13 302 (4.10%) Change Management
13 302 (4.10%) TDD
14 294 (3.99%) Business Intelligence
14 294 (3.99%) Open Source
15 276 (3.75%) Service Delivery
16 255 (3.46%) Programme Management
17 249 (3.38%) Software Engineering
18 244 (3.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,056 (14.34%) Java
2 622 (8.45%) SQL
3 422 (5.73%) Python
4 336 (4.56%) PowerShell
5 330 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 286 (3.88%) C
7 201 (2.73%) Ruby
8 188 (2.55%) Bash Shell
9 178 (2.42%) C#
10 129 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 112 (1.52%) Groovy
12 108 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 96 (1.30%) C++
14 95 (1.29%) Perl
15 72 (0.98%) PHP
16 70 (0.95%) Scala
17 48 (0.65%) R
18 46 (0.62%) JPQL
19 37 (0.50%) Go
20 35 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5,230 (71.04%) SC Cleared
2 1,106 (15.02%) DV Cleared
3 293 (3.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 287 (3.90%) Degree
5 246 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
6 226 (3.07%) CTC Cleared
7 145 (1.97%) CCNP
8 110 (1.49%) CISSP
9 105 (1.43%) ISEB
10 89 (1.21%) CCNA
11 86 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 83 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 77 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
14 65 (0.88%) ISTQB
14 65 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 59 (0.80%) CCIE
15 59 (0.80%) PMI Certification
16 49 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 49 (0.67%) MCSE
17 47 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (2.47%) QA
2 154 (2.09%) PMO
3 132 (1.79%) SLA
4 122 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 79 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 71 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 57 (0.77%) GDPR
8 34 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 33 (0.45%) RMADS
10 31 (0.42%) JSP 440
11 27 (0.37%) PCI DSS
12 24 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 18 (0.24%) COBIT
14 17 (0.23%) WCAG
15 14 (0.19%) Def Stans
15 14 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 13 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
17 9 (0.12%) ISO 22301
17 9 (0.12%) P3O
18 8 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 715 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 421 (5.72%) Docker
3 331 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 136 (1.85%) vSphere
5 106 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 101 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 61 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 53 (0.72%) HDFS
9 50 (0.68%) XenApp
10 40 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (0.52%) XenDesktop
12 28 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
13 27 (0.37%) vCloud
14 25 (0.34%) BitLocker
15 23 (0.31%) flannel
15 23 (0.31%) NFS
16 22 (0.30%) VMware NSX
17 20 (0.27%) KVM
18 19 (0.26%) Firmware
19 18 (0.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 380 (5.16%) Puppet
2 316 (4.29%) Ansible
3 236 (3.21%) SCCM
4 234 (3.18%) Kubernetes
5 219 (2.97%) Terraform
6 140 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
7 114 (1.55%) SCOM
8 113 (1.53%) logstash
9 72 (0.98%) Kibana
10 65 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
11 64 (0.87%) HP ALM
12 54 (0.73%) ZABBIX
13 50 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
14 45 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 42 (0.57%) WSUS
16 41 (0.56%) Nagios
17 39 (0.53%) NetBackup
18 37 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
19 36 (0.49%) Prometheus
20 33 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 921 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 559 (7.59%) VMware
3 555 (7.54%) Cisco
4 536 (7.28%) Oracle
5 293 (3.98%) SAP
6 263 (3.57%) HP
7 244 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 220 (2.99%) Juniper
9 175 (2.38%) Citrix
10 160 (2.17%) IBM
11 138 (1.87%) McAfee
12 126 (1.71%) CheckPoint
13 104 (1.41%) Google
14 98 (1.33%) EMC
15 95 (1.29%) ServiceNow
16 88 (1.20%) NetApp
17 86 (1.17%) F5
18 82 (1.11%) Remedy
19 74 (1.01%) Splunk
20 69 (0.94%) Cognos