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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
UK / England
Rank 12 11 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3607 4431 3673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.74% 9.10% 7.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.30% 43.36% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2165 2692 1969
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 159 155
Median hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +22.85%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8528 10220 9566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.67% 21.00% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5360 6444 5545
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 375 423
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 1105 £475 +5.55% 128
South East +1 1091 £425 +5.45% 129
South West -2 542 £400 - 49
North West -5 195 £450 +6.50% 31
West Midlands -6 151 £413 +3.12% 21
East of England -4 140 £390 +7.58% 22
East Midlands +2 131 £425 +14.86% 16
North East 0 122 £355 +9.23% 10
Yorkshire -10 92 £375 -16.66% 12
Midlands +15 7 £550 -
South Coast - 2 £550 -
Security Cleared
UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 5594 (71.97%) SC Cleared
2 1672 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1397 (17.97%) Windows
4 1219 (15.68%) DV Cleared
5 1168 (15.03%) Microsoft
6 1138 (14.64%) Linux
7 1044 (13.43%) ITIL
8 829 (10.67%) Oracle
9 781 (10.05%) Finance
10 769 (9.89%) VMware
11 766 (9.85%) Java
12 720 (9.26%) Cisco
13 706 (9.08%) Project Management
14 695 (8.94%) Active Directory
15 686 (8.83%) Migration
16 673 (8.66%) SQL
17 641 (8.25%) DevOps
18 633 (8.14%) MS Excel
19 604 (7.77%) Firewall
20 542 (6.97%) Windows Server
21 535 (6.88%) Scrum
22 534 (6.87%) Service Management
23 498 (6.41%) Unix
24 486 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
25 455 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
26 447 (5.75%) JavaScript
27 438 (5.63%) PRINCE2
28 435 (5.60%) SQL Server
29 429 (5.52%) LAN
30 428 (5.51%) Configuration Management

Security Cleared
Top Related 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
1 386 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 198 (2.55%) Confluence
3 161 (2.07%) Apache
4 139 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 125 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 108 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 106 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
7 106 (1.36%) JBoss
8 103 (1.33%) Skype for Business
9 98 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 98 (1.26%) WebSphere
10 83 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
11 70 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
12 67 (0.86%) nginx
13 65 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
14 61 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
15 57 (0.73%) IIS
16 56 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 46 (0.59%) OpenStack
18 40 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 633 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 398 (5.12%) MS Office
3 281 (3.62%) MS Project
4 109 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 107 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 37 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.23%) HipChat
8 15 (0.19%) Simulink
9 10 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.077%) CPLEX
12 4 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.051%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.051%) InVision
12 4 (0.051%) Windchill
13 3 (0.039%) Siemens NX
13 3 (0.039%) SPSS
14 2 (0.026%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 2 (0.026%) PTC Creo
14 2 (0.026%) Revit
Business Applications
1 128 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 104 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 103 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
4 95 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 56 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 33 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
7 31 (0.40%) Primavera
8 28 (0.36%) SAP HR
9 25 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
10 24 (0.31%) SAP ERP
11 21 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
12 19 (0.24%) SAP HCM
13 18 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
14 16 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
15 15 (0.19%) SAP BPC
16 14 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
16 14 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
17 10 (0.13%) SAP CO
17 10 (0.13%) SAP FI
17 10 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 403 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 299 (3.85%) Office 365
3 252 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 155 (1.99%) PaaS
5 152 (1.96%) IaaS
6 81 (1.04%) GitHub
7 77 (0.99%) SaaS
8 53 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 47 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 35 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 26 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 23 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (0.28%) OneDrive
14 20 (0.26%) Trello
15 19 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
16 15 (0.19%) Route 53
17 13 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (0.17%) Google Drive
18 11 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 604 (7.77%) Firewall
2 429 (5.52%) LAN
3 412 (5.30%) WAN
4 354 (4.55%) DNS
5 327 (4.21%) TCP/IP
6 257 (3.31%) VPN
7 210 (2.70%) DHCP
8 183 (2.35%) Wireless
9 171 (2.20%) Network Security
10 160 (2.06%) HTTP
11 150 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
12 144 (1.85%) Internet
13 137 (1.76%) SAN
14 133 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 113 (1.45%) SSL
16 108 (1.39%) LDAP
17 106 (1.36%) VoIP
18 81 (1.04%) IPsec
19 79 (1.02%) Skype
19 79 (1.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 285 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
3 273 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 196 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 143 (1.84%) Big Data
6 142 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 122 (1.57%) MongoDB
8 115 (1.48%) MySQL
9 109 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 95 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
11 75 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
12 72 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 68 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
14 66 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
15 63 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 62 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
17 56 (0.72%) NoSQL
18 54 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
19 46 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
19 46 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 388 (4.99%) Git (software)
2 361 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 330 (4.25%) JIRA
4 140 (1.80%) Selenium
5 124 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 119 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 104 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 101 (1.30%) Maven
9 98 (1.26%) Bitbucket
10 77 (0.99%) JUnit
11 69 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
12 67 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
13 66 (0.85%) Ant
13 66 (0.85%) Subversion
14 55 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
15 51 (0.66%) Gradle
16 48 (0.62%) Eclipse
17 44 (0.57%) MSI
18 42 (0.54%) SpecFlow
19 41 (0.53%) HP UFT
General
1 781 (10.05%) Finance
2 306 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 197 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 147 (1.89%) Electronics
4 147 (1.89%) Marketing
5 127 (1.63%) Legal
6 118 (1.52%) Military
7 100 (1.29%) Law
8 56 (0.72%) Aerospace
9 26 (0.33%) Publishing
10 18 (0.23%) Retail
11 17 (0.22%) Avionics
11 17 (0.22%) Billing
12 16 (0.21%) Local Government
13 15 (0.19%) Back Office
14 12 (0.15%) Banking
15 10 (0.13%) General Ledger
16 9 (0.12%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.090%) Advertising
18 4 (0.051%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 989 (12.72%) Developer
2 905 (11.64%) Architect
3 786 (10.11%) Analyst
4 615 (7.91%) Consultant
5 398 (5.12%) Project Manager
6 326 (4.19%) Network Engineer
7 301 (3.87%) Java Developer
8 290 (3.73%) Business Analyst
9 280 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 222 (2.86%) Support Engineer
11 183 (2.35%) Technical Architect
12 157 (2.02%) Software Engineer
13 150 (1.93%) Administrator
14 144 (1.85%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 131 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
16 122 (1.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 122 (1.57%) Systems Engineer
17 120 (1.54%) DBA
18 112 (1.44%) Linux Engineer
19 103 (1.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (5.03%) HTML
2 352 (4.53%) .NET
3 345 (4.44%) Web Services
4 337 (4.34%) CSS
5 248 (3.19%) XML
6 157 (2.02%) REST
7 154 (1.98%) Spring
8 123 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
8 123 (1.58%) HTML5
9 121 (1.56%) RESTful
10 115 (1.48%) Middleware
11 113 (1.45%) AngularJS
12 109 (1.40%) J2EE
13 107 (1.38%) jQuery
14 96 (1.24%) Node.js
15 94 (1.21%) JSON
16 93 (1.20%) SOAP
17 91 (1.17%) .NET Framework
18 75 (0.96%) Hibernate
19 72 (0.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 486 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 322 (4.14%) Data Centre
3 299 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 161 (2.07%) PKI
5 144 (1.85%) User Experience
6 88 (1.13%) CESG
7 82 (1.05%) Replication
8 78 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 71 (0.91%) Clustering
10 62 (0.80%) Public Cloud
11 61 (0.78%) NHS
12 60 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 54 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
14 47 (0.60%) Driving Licence
15 46 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
16 44 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
17 43 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
18 41 (0.53%) Blackberry
19 38 (0.49%) EMC VNX
20 37 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1397 (17.97%) Windows
2 1138 (14.64%) Linux
3 542 (6.97%) Windows Server
4 498 (6.41%) Unix
5 382 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 298 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 233 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 198 (2.55%) Windows 7
9 191 (2.46%) CentOS
9 191 (2.46%) Windows 10
10 177 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 100 (1.29%) Solaris
12 83 (1.07%) AIX
13 80 (1.03%) Ubuntu
14 51 (0.66%) Android
15 46 (0.59%) Windows XP
16 42 (0.54%) Apple iOS
17 40 (0.51%) Windows Vista
18 39 (0.50%) CoreOS
19 31 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1672 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1044 (13.43%) ITIL
3 706 (9.08%) Project Management
4 686 (8.83%) Migration
5 641 (8.25%) DevOps
6 535 (6.88%) Scrum
7 534 (6.87%) Service Management
8 438 (5.63%) PRINCE2
9 428 (5.51%) Configuration Management
10 386 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 382 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
12 342 (4.40%) Open Source
13 334 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
14 320 (4.12%) Software Engineering
15 299 (3.85%) Programme Management
16 297 (3.82%) Service Delivery
17 295 (3.80%) Risk Management
18 276 (3.55%) Change Management
19 254 (3.27%) Cybersecurity
20 240 (3.09%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 766 (9.85%) Java
2 673 (8.66%) SQL
3 447 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 423 (5.44%) C
5 361 (4.64%) C#
6 343 (4.41%) Python
7 316 (4.07%) PowerShell
8 221 (2.84%) Ruby
9 209 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 178 (2.29%) C++
11 145 (1.87%) Perl
12 140 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 109 (1.40%) VB
14 100 (1.29%) PL/SQL
15 71 (0.91%) VBScript
16 68 (0.87%) PHP
17 66 (0.85%) Go
18 49 (0.63%) Scala
19 37 (0.48%) F#
20 36 (0.46%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5594 (71.97%) SC Cleared
2 1219 (15.68%) DV Cleared
3 415 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
4 359 (4.62%) Degree
5 356 (4.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 263 (3.38%) CCNP
7 196 (2.52%) CCNA
8 153 (1.97%) CISSP
9 137 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 125 (1.61%) ISEB
11 123 (1.58%) CTC Cleared
12 108 (1.39%) CCIE
13 103 (1.33%) BC Cleared
14 101 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
15 82 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 75 (0.96%) ISTQB
17 58 (0.75%) JNCIA
18 54 (0.69%) CCSA
19 53 (0.68%) CEH
20 52 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (2.43%) QA
2 174 (2.24%) PMO
3 159 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 141 (1.81%) SLA
5 126 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 65 (0.84%) JSP 440
7 59 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 47 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 41 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 36 (0.46%) RMADS
11 19 (0.24%) Def Stans
12 18 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.21%) GPG13
14 14 (0.18%) COBIT
15 11 (0.14%) ISO22301
16 10 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
17 9 (0.12%) DO-178B
17 9 (0.12%) IEC 61508
18 8 (0.10%) ISO27002
19 7 (0.090%) EFQM
System Software
1 695 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 455 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 359 (4.62%) Docker
4 134 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 126 (1.62%) vSphere
6 87 (1.12%) XenApp
7 81 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 78 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 74 (0.95%) vCloud
10 62 (0.80%) XenDesktop
11 60 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
12 43 (0.55%) VMware ESX
13 29 (0.37%) Firmware
14 28 (0.36%) Squid
15 26 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
16 24 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 23 (0.30%) Postfix
18 22 (0.28%) Samba
19 21 (0.27%) HDFS
20 18 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 378 (4.86%) Puppet
2 279 (3.59%) Ansible
3 228 (2.93%) SCCM
4 187 (2.41%) Kubernetes
5 165 (2.12%) Terraform
6 112 (1.44%) ZABBIX
7 89 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
8 81 (1.04%) logstash
9 69 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 68 (0.87%) SCOM
11 67 (0.86%) Kibana
12 56 (0.72%) FortiGate
13 44 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
14 41 (0.53%) Consul
15 39 (0.50%) HAProxy
15 39 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
15 39 (0.50%) Rancher
16 38 (0.49%) Packer
17 37 (0.48%) vRealize
17 37 (0.48%) yum
Vendors
1 1168 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 829 (10.67%) Oracle
3 769 (9.89%) VMware
4 720 (9.26%) Cisco
5 366 (4.71%) Red Hat
6 341 (4.39%) HP
7 308 (3.96%) SAP
8 279 (3.59%) Juniper
9 211 (2.71%) Citrix
10 207 (2.66%) CheckPoint
11 179 (2.30%) F5
12 165 (2.12%) IBM
13 110 (1.42%) Intel Security
13 110 (1.42%) Remedy
14 100 (1.29%) Atlassian
15 83 (1.07%) Fortinet
16 79 (1.02%) EMC
17 75 (0.96%) Splunk
18 69 (0.89%) CA
19 67 (0.86%) ServiceNow
Hampshire
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable - outside of IR35
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £220 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £540 - £560 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago