Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 7,242 7,843 7,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.70% 8.51% 8.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.26% 44.70% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,415 4,590 4,539
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £308 £250 £275
90th Percentile £645 £630 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 382 520
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -51.43% +2.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £59.80 £47.83 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £36.30 £20.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +77.07% -46.05% -5.59%

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 16,000 17,546 17,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.22% 19.05% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,724 10,503 10,646
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £271 £250 £261
90th Percentile £650 £637 £600
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 781 870
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.45 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.13% -21.67% -7.69%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 -9 2,454 £525 +2.94% 190
South East -2 1,638 £450 +5.88% 185
South West +2 1,397 £475 +5.56% 163
North of England -7 721 £450 +12.50% 41
Midlands +3 644 £445 +4.71% 56
West Midlands +6 456 £450 - 50
East of England +5 366 £479 +19.63% 43
North West -3 342 £450 - 24
Yorkshire +19 252 £473 +5.00% 14
East Midlands -5 185 £425 +6.25% 5
North East -8 125 £413 +37.50% 3
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 5,324 (73.52%) SC Cleared
2 1,949 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1,285 (17.74%) DV Cleared
4 1,096 (15.13%) Windows
5 1,025 (14.15%) Linux
6 992 (13.70%) Microsoft
7 962 (13.28%) DevOps
8 889 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
9 848 (11.71%) Java
10 686 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
11 684 (9.44%) SQL
12 681 (9.40%) Migration
13 636 (8.78%) Finance
14 629 (8.69%) Oracle
15 601 (8.30%) ITIL
16 587 (8.11%) VMware
17 574 (7.93%) Project Management
18 563 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
19 549 (7.58%) Cisco
20 514 (7.10%) Active Directory
20 514 (7.10%) Git (software)
21 510 (7.04%) Python
22 509 (7.03%) Jenkins
23 473 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
24 466 (6.43%) Scrum
25 447 (6.17%) Ansible
26 444 (6.13%) Firewall
27 438 (6.05%) JavaScript
27 438 (6.05%) Docker
28 398 (5.50%) Analytical Skills

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
1 344 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 248 (3.42%) Confluence
3 126 (1.74%) Apache
4 107 (1.48%) MS Exchange
5 100 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 88 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
7 87 (1.20%) IIS
8 63 (0.87%) JBoss
9 61 (0.84%) nginx
10 53 (0.73%) Apache Spark
11 44 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
11 44 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 43 (0.59%) WebSphere
13 36 (0.50%) SAS
14 35 (0.48%) Tomcat
15 31 (0.43%) CMS
16 29 (0.40%) OpenStack
17 27 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (0.29%) Apache Solr
19 18 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 219 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 208 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 132 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
4 76 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.19%) Simulink
8 13 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.097%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.083%) Adobe XD
10 6 (0.083%) Sketch
11 5 (0.069%) Windchill
12 4 (0.055%) UXPin
13 3 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.041%) Mathcad
13 3 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.028%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.028%) Autodesk Inventor
14 2 (0.028%) InDesign
14 2 (0.028%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 55 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 29 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 23 (0.32%) Primavera
5 22 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 20 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 18 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 16 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 16 (0.22%) Teamcenter
9 9 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 9 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (0.097%) Oracle Cash Management
11 7 (0.097%) Oracle General Ledger
12 6 (0.083%) assyst
13 5 (0.069%) Actimize
13 5 (0.069%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.069%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 889 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
2 686 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 280 (3.87%) Office 365
4 175 (2.42%) PaaS
5 157 (2.17%) IaaS
6 154 (2.13%) GitHub
7 134 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
8 108 (1.49%) Amazon S3
9 101 (1.39%) SaaS
10 100 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 92 (1.27%) Power Platform
12 79 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 75 (1.04%) Datadog
14 72 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
15 70 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
16 61 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
17 45 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 40 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
19 38 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
20 36 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 444 (6.13%) Firewall
2 265 (3.66%) VPN
3 243 (3.36%) WAN
4 236 (3.26%) LAN
5 220 (3.04%) DNS
6 204 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 159 (2.20%) Network Security
8 144 (1.99%) Internet
9 123 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 120 (1.66%) Skype
11 103 (1.42%) DHCP
12 95 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
13 91 (1.26%) BGP
14 90 (1.24%) OSPF
15 89 (1.23%) Wireless
16 85 (1.17%) SAN
17 75 (1.04%) VoIP
18 60 (0.83%) HTTP
19 58 (0.80%) Ethernet
20 56 (0.77%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 246 (3.40%) Big Data
3 243 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
4 189 (2.61%) Oracle Database
5 129 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 128 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 122 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
8 114 (1.57%) MySQL
9 99 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
10 98 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 90 (1.24%) MongoDB
12 88 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 83 (1.15%) Power BI
14 63 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
15 61 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 58 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
17 52 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
18 45 (0.62%) RDBMS
19 44 (0.61%) HBase
20 40 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 514 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 509 (7.03%) Jenkins
3 395 (5.45%) JIRA
4 163 (2.25%) Selenium
5 128 (1.77%) Maven
6 127 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 103 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 102 (1.41%) GitLab
9 88 (1.22%) Visual Studio
10 73 (1.01%) JUnit
11 68 (0.94%) Artifactory
12 64 (0.88%) SonarQube
13 62 (0.86%) Bitbucket
14 61 (0.84%) Subversion
15 57 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
15 57 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
16 53 (0.73%) JMeter
16 53 (0.73%) Mockito
17 47 (0.65%) Eclipse
18 42 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 636 (8.78%) Finance
2 306 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 183 (2.53%) Electronics
4 182 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 174 (2.40%) Military
6 169 (2.33%) Marketing
7 89 (1.23%) Law
8 68 (0.94%) Legal
9 66 (0.91%) Aerospace
10 39 (0.54%) Banking
11 34 (0.47%) Retail
12 25 (0.35%) Local Government
13 18 (0.25%) Automotive
14 14 (0.19%) Back Office
15 13 (0.18%) Billing
15 13 (0.18%) General Ledger
16 12 (0.17%) Advertising
17 11 (0.15%) Publishing
18 7 (0.097%) Avionics
19 6 (0.083%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,018 (14.06%) Developer
2 856 (11.82%) Architect
3 697 (9.62%) Analyst
4 415 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
5 362 (5.00%) Consultant
6 345 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 289 (3.99%) Network Engineer
8 280 (3.87%) Java Developer
9 276 (3.81%) Business Analyst
10 204 (2.82%) Technical Architect
11 187 (2.58%) Software Engineer
12 181 (2.50%) Administrator
13 164 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
14 131 (1.81%) Tester
15 128 (1.77%) DBA
15 128 (1.77%) Support Engineer
16 124 (1.71%) Delivery Manager
16 124 (1.71%) Designer
17 119 (1.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 110 (1.52%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (4.78%) HTML
2 339 (4.68%) .NET
3 300 (4.14%) Web Services
4 248 (3.42%) CSS
5 235 (3.24%) REST
6 206 (2.84%) SOAP
7 205 (2.83%) XML
8 189 (2.61%) RESTful
9 179 (2.47%) Node.js
10 178 (2.46%) JSON
11 175 (2.42%) Spring
12 164 (2.26%) AngularJS
13 148 (2.04%) Middleware
14 121 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
14 121 (1.67%) Kafka
15 110 (1.52%) HTML5
16 87 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
16 87 (1.20%) Spring Boot
17 84 (1.16%) Apache Camel
17 84 (1.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 398 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 343 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 262 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 130 (1.80%) User Experience
5 122 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
6 109 (1.51%) PKI
7 76 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 71 (0.98%) Algorithms
9 67 (0.93%) Public Cloud
10 55 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 54 (0.75%) Replication
12 53 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 50 (0.69%) Driving Licence
13 50 (0.69%) NHS
14 43 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
15 42 (0.58%) Clustering
16 40 (0.55%) Cyberattack
17 39 (0.54%) Reference Data
18 35 (0.48%) CESG
18 35 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,096 (15.13%) Windows
2 1,025 (14.15%) Linux
3 374 (5.16%) Windows Server
4 368 (5.08%) Unix
5 311 (4.29%) Windows 10
6 283 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 219 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 130 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 97 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 96 (1.33%) CentOS
11 88 (1.22%) Solaris
12 63 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 55 (0.76%) AIX
14 40 (0.55%) Ubuntu
15 34 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 29 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
17 27 (0.37%) Android
18 24 (0.33%) Apple iOS
19 17 (0.23%) Mac OS
20 16 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,949 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
2 962 (13.28%) DevOps
3 681 (9.40%) Migration
4 601 (8.30%) ITIL
5 574 (7.93%) Project Management
6 563 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 473 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
8 466 (6.43%) Scrum
9 397 (5.48%) Test Automation
10 387 (5.34%) Software Engineering
11 379 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
12 332 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
13 323 (4.46%) TDD
14 319 (4.40%) Service Management
15 301 (4.16%) Configuration Management
16 289 (3.99%) Cybersecurity
17 285 (3.94%) Mentoring
18 271 (3.74%) Open Source
18 271 (3.74%) PRINCE2
19 254 (3.51%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 848 (11.71%) Java
2 684 (9.44%) SQL
3 510 (7.04%) Python
4 438 (6.05%) JavaScript
5 350 (4.83%) PowerShell
6 311 (4.29%) C#
7 302 (4.17%) C
8 256 (3.53%) C++
9 184 (2.54%) Bash Shell
10 161 (2.22%) Java 8
11 143 (1.97%) Ruby
12 107 (1.48%) PL/SQL
13 87 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 80 (1.10%) PHP
15 64 (0.88%) Perl
16 61 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 46 (0.64%) TypeScript
18 43 (0.59%) ES6
19 36 (0.50%) Go
19 36 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 5,324 (73.52%) SC Cleared
2 1,285 (17.74%) DV Cleared
3 378 (5.22%) Degree
4 337 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 303 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
6 174 (2.40%) CCNP
7 150 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 144 (1.99%) CCNA
9 124 (1.71%) CTC Cleared
10 106 (1.46%) RHCE
11 104 (1.44%) MCSE
12 102 (1.41%) CISSP
13 91 (1.26%) ISTQB
14 90 (1.24%) BC Cleared
15 79 (1.09%) DBS Check
16 74 (1.02%) ISEB
17 67 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 65 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 61 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
20 60 (0.83%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (1.97%) QA
2 101 (1.39%) PMO
3 99 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 97 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 85 (1.17%) SLA
6 65 (0.90%) GDPR
7 61 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
7 61 (0.84%) JSP 440
8 42 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 40 (0.55%) RMADS
10 32 (0.44%) PCI DSS
11 27 (0.37%) Def Stans
12 24 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 18 (0.25%) DO-254
14 17 (0.23%) DO-178B
14 17 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
15 15 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
15 15 (0.21%) ISO 9001
16 14 (0.19%) ARP4754
16 14 (0.19%) ARP4761
System Software
1 514 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 438 (6.05%) Docker
3 346 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 143 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
5 123 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 105 (1.45%) vSphere
7 88 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 60 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
9 59 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 53 (0.73%) VMware NSX
11 35 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
12 30 (0.41%) Firmware
13 27 (0.37%) XenApp
14 26 (0.36%) XenDesktop
15 25 (0.35%) vCloud
16 18 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (0.23%) HDFS
18 13 (0.18%) etcd
18 13 (0.18%) flannel
18 13 (0.18%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 447 (6.17%) Ansible
2 398 (5.50%) Kubernetes
3 323 (4.46%) Puppet
4 302 (4.17%) Terraform
5 239 (3.30%) SCCM
6 172 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
7 90 (1.24%) vCenter Server
8 87 (1.20%) SCOM
9 58 (0.80%) WSUS
10 57 (0.79%) Packer
11 46 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
12 44 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
13 41 (0.57%) Kibana
14 38 (0.52%) Prometheus
15 36 (0.50%) Consul
15 36 (0.50%) QRadar
16 35 (0.48%) HAProxy
16 35 (0.48%) HP ALM
17 34 (0.47%) Grafana
17 34 (0.47%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 992 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 629 (8.69%) Oracle
3 587 (8.11%) VMware
4 549 (7.58%) Cisco
5 239 (3.30%) SAP
6 230 (3.18%) Red Hat
7 172 (2.38%) Splunk
8 160 (2.21%) HP
9 159 (2.20%) Juniper
10 158 (2.18%) Citrix
11 122 (1.68%) IBM
12 117 (1.62%) Atlassian
13 104 (1.44%) McAfee
14 81 (1.12%) CheckPoint
15 78 (1.08%) F5
16 77 (1.06%) SolarWinds
17 74 (1.02%) Qualys
18 67 (0.93%) Google
18 67 (0.93%) ServiceNow
19 58 (0.80%) BMC