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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 11 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3617 4790 3526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.40% 9.67% 6.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.15% 45.04% 36.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2070 2919 1969
Median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £385 £394
% change year-on-year +6.49% -2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 174 210
Median hourly rate £37.25 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.70% +3.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £14.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.30 £52.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £30.90
% change year-on-year +14.83% +5.67%  

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 8382 10634 9598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.47% 21.47% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5031 6702 5651
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 358 485
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 -1 1268 £478 -0.52% 87
South East -3 901 £405 -3.57% 106
South West -1 579 £425 +6.25% 76
North West 0 262 £438 -1.01% 21
East Midlands +11 138 £410 +2.37% 5
West Midlands -6 136 £438 +12.54% 26
North East 0 129 £325 +4.67% 13
East of England -3 124 £410 +9.33% 21
Yorkshire -2 74 £443 -1.66% 10
Midlands +13 8 £400 -20.39% 31
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 5220 (72.46%) SC Cleared
2 1531 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1291 (17.92%) Windows
4 1111 (15.42%) DV Cleared
5 1077 (14.95%) Microsoft
6 1034 (14.35%) Linux
7 950 (13.19%) ITIL
8 756 (10.49%) Project Management
9 734 (10.19%) Migration
10 733 (10.17%) Java
11 691 (9.59%) DevOps
12 680 (9.44%) Finance
13 674 (9.36%) SQL
14 661 (9.18%) Oracle
15 617 (8.56%) Active Directory
16 616 (8.55%) Cisco
17 563 (7.82%) Firewall
18 559 (7.76%) VMware
19 475 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
20 451 (6.26%) Service Management
21 447 (6.20%) Scrum
22 443 (6.15%) Unix
23 429 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
24 420 (5.83%) SAP
25 419 (5.82%) SQL Server
26 410 (5.69%) Windows Server
27 407 (5.65%) PRINCE2
28 406 (5.64%) Puppet
29 396 (5.50%) SharePoint
29 396 (5.50%) Configuration Management

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
1 396 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 171 (2.37%) Confluence
3 170 (2.36%) MS Exchange
4 143 (1.99%) Apache
5 126 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 114 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
7 112 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 107 (1.49%) JBoss
9 99 (1.37%) WebLogic
10 98 (1.36%) Skype for Business
11 94 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 88 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
13 85 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
14 78 (1.08%) IIS
15 70 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
16 63 (0.87%) WebSphere
17 57 (0.79%) nginx
18 45 (0.62%) Apache Spark
19 43 (0.60%) OpenStack
20 37 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 429 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 247 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 235 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
4 83 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 82 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 31 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.12%) Simulink
9 7 (0.097%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.069%) LaTeX
10 5 (0.069%) Stata
11 4 (0.056%) InVision
11 4 (0.056%) Siemens NX
11 4 (0.056%) Windchill
12 2 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.028%) OrCAD
12 2 (0.028%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.028%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.028%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 189 (2.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 72 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 53 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 53 (0.74%) SAP ERP
4 47 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 34 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 30 (0.42%) Primavera
7 25 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
8 23 (0.32%) SAP HCM
9 20 (0.28%) Teamcenter
10 19 (0.26%) SAP HR
11 16 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
12 15 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
13 13 (0.18%) SAP CO
14 12 (0.17%) SAP FI
14 12 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
14 12 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
15 11 (0.15%) SAP SD
16 10 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
17 9 (0.12%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 383 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
2 337 (4.68%) Office 365
3 243 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 116 (1.61%) PaaS
5 103 (1.43%) IaaS
6 73 (1.01%) GitHub
7 46 (0.64%) SaaS
8 39 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 35 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 24 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 20 (0.28%) G Suite
12 19 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 18 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (0.25%) OneDrive
13 18 (0.25%) Trello
14 13 (0.18%) Datadog
14 13 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.17%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 563 (7.82%) Firewall
2 367 (5.09%) LAN
3 361 (5.01%) WAN
4 288 (4.00%) DNS
5 245 (3.40%) TCP/IP
6 181 (2.51%) Wireless
7 165 (2.29%) DHCP
8 163 (2.26%) VPN
9 146 (2.03%) HTTP
10 143 (1.99%) SAN
11 132 (1.83%) Network Security
12 129 (1.79%) Internet
13 122 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
14 101 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 88 (1.22%) LDAP
16 83 (1.15%) BGP
17 80 (1.11%) IPsec
18 76 (1.05%) Skype
19 73 (1.01%) SSL
19 73 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 298 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
3 213 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 190 (2.64%) Hadoop
5 180 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 154 (2.14%) MongoDB
7 153 (2.12%) Big Data
8 104 (1.44%) MySQL
9 87 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 84 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
11 80 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
12 71 (0.99%) NoSQL
12 71 (0.99%) RDBMS
13 65 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
13 65 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
14 63 (0.87%) HBase
15 58 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
16 51 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
17 50 (0.69%) Redis
18 49 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 359 (4.98%) Git (software)
2 284 (3.94%) JIRA
3 280 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 123 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 114 (1.58%) Selenium
6 104 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 100 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 83 (1.15%) Maven
9 63 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
10 60 (0.83%) Bitbucket
11 59 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
12 47 (0.65%) GitLab
13 46 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
14 41 (0.57%) JUnit
14 41 (0.57%) MSI
15 40 (0.56%) Subversion
16 37 (0.51%) Ant
16 37 (0.51%) HP UFT
17 36 (0.50%) Artifactory
17 36 (0.50%) Toad
General
1 680 (9.44%) Finance
2 390 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 269 (3.73%) Manufacturing
4 213 (2.96%) Electronics
5 203 (2.82%) Marketing
6 135 (1.87%) Military
7 91 (1.26%) Legal
8 87 (1.21%) Law
9 53 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 25 (0.35%) Billing
11 23 (0.32%) Banking
12 22 (0.31%) Avionics
12 22 (0.31%) Back Office
13 21 (0.29%) Local Government
14 19 (0.26%) Publishing
15 11 (0.15%) Retail
16 7 (0.097%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.097%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.083%) Advertising
18 5 (0.069%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 880 (12.22%) Developer
2 814 (11.30%) Architect
3 676 (9.38%) Analyst
4 562 (7.80%) Consultant
5 438 (6.08%) Project Manager
6 269 (3.73%) Java Developer
7 263 (3.65%) Network Engineer
8 253 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 234 (3.25%) Business Analyst
10 216 (3.00%) Support Engineer
11 184 (2.55%) Technical Architect
12 156 (2.17%) Administrator
13 141 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
14 136 (1.89%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 135 (1.87%) Software Engineer
16 114 (1.58%) Systems Engineer
17 112 (1.55%) DBA
18 103 (1.43%) Delivery Manager
19 99 (1.37%) Programme Manager
20 98 (1.36%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (4.22%) Web Services
2 297 (4.12%) .NET
3 295 (4.09%) HTML
4 262 (3.64%) CSS
5 164 (2.28%) REST
6 148 (2.05%) Spring
6 148 (2.05%) XML
7 120 (1.67%) RESTful
8 118 (1.64%) Node.js
9 110 (1.53%) J2EE
10 105 (1.46%) HTML5
11 93 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
12 92 (1.28%) AngularJS
13 91 (1.26%) Middleware
14 85 (1.18%) jQuery
15 75 (1.04%) .NET Framework
16 69 (0.96%) ASP.NET
17 68 (0.94%) SOAP
18 65 (0.90%) Apache Camel
18 65 (0.90%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 475 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 331 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 279 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 139 (1.93%) PKI
5 133 (1.85%) User Experience
6 98 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 87 (1.21%) Clustering
8 69 (0.96%) Replication
9 64 (0.89%) Public Cloud
10 61 (0.85%) CESG
11 59 (0.82%) Private Cloud
12 56 (0.78%) Blackberry
13 55 (0.76%) NHS
14 42 (0.58%) Driving Licence
15 41 (0.57%) PMI
16 38 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
16 38 (0.53%) RIA
17 36 (0.50%) Fat Client
17 36 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
17 36 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1291 (17.92%) Windows
2 1034 (14.35%) Linux
3 443 (6.15%) Unix
4 410 (5.69%) Windows Server
5 284 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 232 (3.22%) Windows 10
7 225 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 196 (2.72%) Windows 7
8 196 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 193 (2.68%) Solaris
10 189 (2.62%) CentOS
11 150 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 139 (1.93%) AIX
13 83 (1.15%) Ubuntu
14 60 (0.83%) Windows Vista
15 58 (0.81%) HPUX
16 45 (0.62%) Apple iOS
17 43 (0.60%) Android
18 40 (0.56%) Windows XP
19 33 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1531 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 950 (13.19%) ITIL
3 756 (10.49%) Project Management
4 734 (10.19%) Migration
5 691 (9.59%) DevOps
6 451 (6.26%) Service Management
7 447 (6.20%) Scrum
8 407 (5.65%) PRINCE2
9 396 (5.50%) Configuration Management
10 392 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
11 368 (5.11%) Programme Management
12 357 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 322 (4.47%) Test Automation
14 309 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
15 276 (3.83%) Software Engineering
16 275 (3.82%) Service Delivery
17 272 (3.78%) Open Source
18 271 (3.76%) Change Management
19 251 (3.48%) Risk Management
20 244 (3.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 733 (10.17%) Java
2 674 (9.36%) SQL
3 374 (5.19%) Python
4 351 (4.87%) C
5 337 (4.68%) JavaScript
6 291 (4.04%) C#
7 258 (3.58%) PowerShell
8 223 (3.10%) Bash Shell
9 217 (3.01%) Ruby
10 166 (2.30%) C++
11 111 (1.54%) Perl
12 93 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 87 (1.21%) Shell Script
14 84 (1.17%) VB
15 60 (0.83%) Scala
16 49 (0.68%) VBScript
17 43 (0.60%) PHP
18 42 (0.58%) T-SQL
19 37 (0.51%) Go
20 36 (0.50%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5220 (72.46%) SC Cleared
2 1111 (15.42%) DV Cleared
3 363 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 356 (4.94%) Degree
5 351 (4.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 238 (3.30%) CCNP
7 147 (2.04%) CCNA
8 136 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 128 (1.78%) CTC Cleared
10 125 (1.74%) CISSP
11 107 (1.49%) ISEB
12 99 (1.37%) CCIE
13 82 (1.14%) BC Cleared
14 77 (1.07%) JNCIA
15 75 (1.04%) ISTQB
16 72 (1.00%) CCSA
17 70 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
18 63 (0.87%) CCDP
18 63 (0.87%) CCSE
19 60 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (2.37%) QA
2 161 (2.23%) PMO
3 130 (1.80%) SLA
4 129 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 93 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 68 (0.94%) JSP 440
7 65 (0.90%) Data Quality
8 32 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 30 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 29 (0.40%) PCI DSS
11 23 (0.32%) RMADS
12 20 (0.28%) Def Stans
13 16 (0.22%) ISO 9001
14 14 (0.19%) GPG13
15 12 (0.17%) MIL-STD-1553
16 10 (0.14%) IEC 61508
17 9 (0.12%) COBIT
17 9 (0.12%) DO-178B
17 9 (0.12%) ISO 22301
17 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 617 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 351 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 329 (4.57%) Docker
4 111 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 91 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
6 84 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 79 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 70 (0.97%) XenApp
9 69 (0.96%) vSphere
10 44 (0.61%) XenDesktop
11 43 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 32 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
13 28 (0.39%) HDFS
14 27 (0.37%) Samba
14 27 (0.37%) vCloud
15 23 (0.32%) KVM
16 18 (0.25%) etcd
16 18 (0.25%) flannel
16 18 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 406 (5.64%) Puppet
2 285 (3.96%) Ansible
3 209 (2.90%) SCCM
4 177 (2.46%) Kubernetes
5 143 (1.99%) Terraform
6 121 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
7 67 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 65 (0.90%) logstash
9 62 (0.86%) FortiGate
10 57 (0.79%) Kibana
11 56 (0.78%) SCOM
12 51 (0.71%) ZABBIX
13 37 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
13 37 (0.51%) vCenter Server
14 36 (0.50%) Netcool
14 36 (0.50%) yum
15 35 (0.49%) HAProxy
16 31 (0.43%) Nagios
16 31 (0.43%) Salt
17 30 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1077 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 661 (9.18%) Oracle
3 616 (8.55%) Cisco
4 559 (7.76%) VMware
5 420 (5.83%) SAP
6 347 (4.82%) HP
7 329 (4.57%) Red Hat
8 240 (3.33%) Juniper
9 235 (3.26%) Citrix
10 184 (2.55%) F5
11 172 (2.39%) CheckPoint
12 170 (2.36%) IBM
13 96 (1.33%) Remedy
14 87 (1.21%) McAfee
15 78 (1.08%) Fortinet
16 73 (1.01%) EMC
17 72 (1.00%) Veritas
18 68 (0.94%) Sun
19 67 (0.93%) Riverbed
20 66 (0.92%) Google
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £18 per hour Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £133.27 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + n/a
Posted: 13 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
KnownFour
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £445.35 - £500.99 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + n/a
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £392.81 - £441.89 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £133.75 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £640.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £445.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £235 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Expenses
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £151 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago