Period
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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 2022 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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 11 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 7,727 5,486 5,685
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 10.89% 11.91% 13.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 54.62% 56.60% 56.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,217 3,631 3,724
10th Percentile £375 £325 £313
25th Percentile £455 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £581
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 263 193
10th Percentile £19.06 £15.00 £15.75
25th Percentile £26.13 £19.95 £18.50
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +23.08% -9.72%
75th Percentile £65.00 £55.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £75.00 £61.52 £59.50
UK median hourly rate £53.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +33.75% - -

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 14,146 9,692 10,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.93% 21.05% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,407 6,254 6,548
10th Percentile £334 £300 £269
25th Percentile £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £636 £579 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 469 361
10th Percentile £13.48 £14.50 £14.50
25th Percentile £19.06 £19.95 £17.55
Median hourly rate £41.36 £37.50 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.28% +36.36% -8.03%
75th Percentile £56.00 £51.25 £47.83
90th Percentile £68.18 £60.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £37.00 £30.53
% change year-on-year +20.27% +21.21% +1.75%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in England.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in England.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

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 2022. 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
Jobs
London -13 2,688 £550 +7.32% 261
South East 0 1,379 £543 +14.21% 219
South West 0 1,155 £531 +6.10% 230
North of England -4 680 £525 +16.67% 142
Midlands 0 494 £495 +22.22% 74
North West -8 475 £523 +18.75% 115
West Midlands -2 349 £500 +17.65% 46
East of England -1 318 £500 +11.11% 103
East Midlands +4 141 £400 +14.29% 27
Yorkshire -9 138 £525 +17.98% 14
North East +1 100 £550 +10.00% 13
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 6,176 (79.93%) SC Cleared
2 2,276 (29.46%) Agile
3 1,813 (23.46%) Public Sector
4 1,367 (17.69%) DevOps
5 1,253 (16.22%) Social Skills
6 1,132 (14.65%) Linux
7 1,105 (14.30%) Azure
8 1,104 (14.29%) AWS
9 1,099 (14.22%) DV Cleared
10 1,037 (13.42%) Windows
11 994 (12.86%) Microsoft
12 993 (12.85%) Java
13 809 (10.47%) SQL
14 772 (9.99%) Python
15 771 (9.98%) CI/CD
16 725 (9.38%) Terraform
17 690 (8.93%) JIRA
18 683 (8.84%) Docker
19 681 (8.81%) Kubernetes
20 679 (8.79%) Scrum
21 654 (8.46%) ITIL
22 648 (8.39%) Git (software)
23 615 (7.96%) Oracle
24 594 (7.69%) Finance
25 593 (7.67%) Ansible
26 568 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
27 560 (7.25%) Test Automation
28 548 (7.09%) Software Engineering
29 543 (7.03%) VMware
30 514 (6.65%) Problem-Solving

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
1 371 (4.80%) Confluence
2 203 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 93 (1.20%) Apache
4 85 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 62 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 55 (0.71%) SAS
7 50 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 48 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 47 (0.61%) nginx
10 45 (0.58%) Skype for Business
11 44 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 43 (0.56%) IIS
13 32 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
14 31 (0.40%) JBoss
15 30 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
16 27 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
17 21 (0.27%) Apache Qpid
18 15 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
18 15 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
19 14 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 201 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 179 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 176 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
4 87 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 55 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.35%) Simulink
7 17 (0.22%) Stata
8 14 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.091%) Oracle Smart View
11 5 (0.065%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.065%) Revit
12 4 (0.052%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.052%) InVision
13 3 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.039%) CATIA
13 3 (0.039%) Sketch
13 3 (0.039%) SPSS
13 3 (0.039%) Windchill
14 2 (0.026%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 63 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
2 42 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 27 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 26 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 26 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
6 25 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 24 (0.31%) assyst
7 24 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
8 13 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 12 (0.16%) Teamcenter
10 11 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
10 11 (0.14%) Primavera
10 11 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
11 9 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
12 8 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
12 8 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
12 8 (0.10%) SAP PS
12 8 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
13 7 (0.091%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 1,105 (14.30%) Azure
2 1,104 (14.29%) AWS
3 335 (4.34%) Microsoft 365
4 196 (2.54%) Serverless
5 175 (2.26%) PaaS
6 167 (2.16%) Power Platform
7 159 (2.06%) GCP
8 143 (1.85%) Amazon S3
9 135 (1.75%) IaaS
10 128 (1.66%) GitHub
10 128 (1.66%) OpenShift
11 111 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
12 110 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
13 98 (1.27%) SaaS
14 92 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
15 83 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
16 69 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 47 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 46 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
19 43 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 349 (4.52%) Firewall
2 204 (2.64%) DNS
3 199 (2.58%) WAN
4 168 (2.17%) LAN
5 137 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 132 (1.71%) VPN
7 111 (1.44%) Network Security
8 100 (1.29%) DHCP
9 72 (0.93%) BGP
9 72 (0.93%) Ethernet
10 62 (0.80%) OSPF
10 62 (0.80%) Skype
11 61 (0.79%) SAN
12 58 (0.75%) Internet
13 54 (0.70%) SD-WAN
14 51 (0.66%) Wireless
15 46 (0.60%) MPLS
16 42 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
17 41 (0.53%) HTTP
18 38 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 172 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
3 170 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 155 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 152 (1.97%) Big Data
6 129 (1.67%) Power BI
7 114 (1.48%) MySQL
8 111 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 110 (1.42%) Pentaho
10 87 (1.13%) Metadata
10 87 (1.13%) MongoDB
11 82 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
12 76 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
13 72 (0.93%) Hadoop
14 69 (0.89%) Data Lake
15 64 (0.83%) NoSQL
16 59 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
17 55 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
18 54 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 53 (0.69%) GIS
Development Applications
1 690 (8.93%) JIRA
2 648 (8.39%) Git (software)
3 511 (6.61%) Jenkins
4 304 (3.93%) GitLab
5 154 (1.99%) Selenium
6 122 (1.58%) Maven
7 105 (1.36%) Bitbucket
8 85 (1.10%) Cucumber
9 83 (1.07%) Visual Studio
10 74 (0.96%) JUnit
11 71 (0.92%) SoapUI
12 67 (0.87%) SonarQube
13 62 (0.80%) Artifactory
13 62 (0.80%) Postman
14 60 (0.78%) Eclipse
15 59 (0.76%) Subversion
16 57 (0.74%) JMeter
17 49 (0.63%) Mockito
18 45 (0.58%) WebDriver
19 38 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,813 (23.46%) Public Sector
2 1,253 (16.22%) Social Skills
3 594 (7.69%) Finance
4 384 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 199 (2.58%) Presentation Skills
6 188 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 151 (1.95%) Influencing Skills
8 124 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 116 (1.50%) Marketing
10 106 (1.37%) Electronics
11 97 (1.26%) Organisational Skills
12 94 (1.22%) Law
13 86 (1.11%) Aerospace
14 83 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
15 82 (1.06%) Military
16 61 (0.79%) Police
16 61 (0.79%) Retail
17 55 (0.71%) Local Government
18 50 (0.65%) Legal
19 45 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,096 (14.18%) Developer
2 971 (12.57%) Architect
3 666 (8.62%) Analyst
4 510 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 364 (4.71%) Project Manager
6 312 (4.04%) Java Developer
7 300 (3.88%) Consultant
8 286 (3.70%) Business Analyst
9 279 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 272 (3.52%) Software Engineer
11 205 (2.65%) Data Engineer
12 197 (2.55%) Support Engineer
13 192 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
14 160 (2.07%) Delivery Manager
15 153 (1.98%) Network Engineer
16 152 (1.97%) AWS Engineer
17 140 (1.81%) DBA
18 135 (1.75%) Designer
19 134 (1.73%) Azure Engineer
20 128 (1.66%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (3.69%) Spring
2 284 (3.68%) .NET
3 247 (3.20%) React
4 226 (2.92%) CSS
5 224 (2.90%) HTML
6 190 (2.46%) Node.js
6 190 (2.46%) Spring Boot
7 183 (2.37%) Kafka
8 172 (2.23%) REST
9 170 (2.20%) Web Services
10 168 (2.17%) RESTful
11 159 (2.06%) JSON
12 149 (1.93%) AngularJS
13 133 (1.72%) XML
14 117 (1.51%) SOAP
15 81 (1.05%) ASP.NET
16 77 (1.00%) Middleware
17 74 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
18 69 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
19 67 (0.87%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 305 (3.95%) Data Centre
2 207 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 157 (2.03%) User Experience
4 147 (1.90%) PKI
5 141 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 108 (1.40%) Clustering
7 107 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
8 94 (1.22%) Replication
9 84 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
10 75 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 74 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
12 66 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 54 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
14 51 (0.66%) Cloud Native
15 49 (0.63%) NHS
16 48 (0.62%) Private Cloud
17 47 (0.61%) CMDB
17 47 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
18 46 (0.60%) Cybercrime
19 41 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,132 (14.65%) Linux
2 1,037 (13.42%) Windows
3 357 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 268 (3.47%) Windows 10
5 255 (3.30%) Unix
6 194 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 109 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 101 (1.31%) Windows 7
9 93 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
10 89 (1.15%) CentOS
11 66 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
12 61 (0.79%) Solaris
13 54 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 45 (0.58%) Ubuntu
16 37 (0.48%) VMS
17 34 (0.44%) Android
18 31 (0.40%) AIX
18 31 (0.40%) Apple iOS
19 17 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,276 (29.46%) Agile
2 1,367 (17.69%) DevOps
3 771 (9.98%) CI/CD
4 679 (8.79%) Scrum
5 654 (8.46%) ITIL
6 568 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 560 (7.25%) Test Automation
8 548 (7.09%) Software Engineering
9 514 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
10 507 (6.56%) Migration
11 486 (6.29%) Microservices
11 486 (6.29%) Project Management
12 442 (5.72%) Cybersecurity
13 393 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 360 (4.66%) Service Management
15 353 (4.57%) Configuration Management
16 352 (4.56%) Project Delivery
17 328 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
18 314 (4.06%) Analytics
19 310 (4.01%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 993 (12.85%) Java
2 809 (10.47%) SQL
3 772 (9.99%) Python
4 482 (6.24%) JavaScript
5 432 (5.59%) PowerShell
6 355 (4.59%) C#
7 253 (3.27%) Bash
8 249 (3.22%) C
9 224 (2.90%) C++
10 145 (1.88%) PL/SQL
11 133 (1.72%) Shell Script
12 103 (1.33%) Scala
13 92 (1.19%) TypeScript
14 77 (1.00%) T-SQL
15 70 (0.91%) Go
16 64 (0.83%) Ruby
17 54 (0.70%) R
18 49 (0.63%) Perl
19 43 (0.56%) Groovy
20 32 (0.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6,176 (79.93%) SC Cleared
2 1,099 (14.22%) DV Cleared
3 350 (4.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 227 (2.94%) Degree
5 136 (1.76%) ISTQB
6 124 (1.60%) CISSP
7 122 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 90 (1.16%) ISEB
9 84 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 79 (1.02%) PMP
11 74 (0.96%) PMI Certification
12 73 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
13 69 (0.89%) APMP
14 64 (0.83%) CISM
15 62 (0.80%) CCNP
15 62 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
16 61 (0.79%) AWS Certification
16 61 (0.79%) CCNA
17 56 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
18 53 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (3.16%) QA
2 184 (2.38%) SLA
3 166 (2.15%) PMO
4 92 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 92 (1.19%) NIST
5 87 (1.13%) Accessibility
6 82 (1.06%) NCSC
7 59 (0.76%) JSP 440
8 49 (0.63%) Data Quality
9 37 (0.48%) RMADS
10 29 (0.38%) GDPR
11 25 (0.32%) GRC
11 25 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 24 (0.31%) Def Stans
13 23 (0.30%) WCAG
14 19 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
15 18 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
16 12 (0.16%) COBIT
16 12 (0.16%) PCI DSS
16 12 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 683 (8.84%) Docker
2 467 (6.04%) Active Directory
3 343 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 109 (1.41%) vSphere
5 95 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 86 (1.11%) Hyper-V
7 72 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 59 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
9 58 (0.75%) VMware NSX
10 40 (0.52%) Firmware
11 27 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (0.26%) HDFS
13 12 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 12 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.14%) KVM
15 10 (0.13%) vCloud
15 10 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 9 (0.12%) Postfix
17 8 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 725 (9.38%) Terraform
2 681 (8.81%) Kubernetes
3 593 (7.67%) Ansible
4 161 (2.08%) Puppet
5 135 (1.75%) SCCM
6 84 (1.09%) Packer
7 76 (0.98%) Grafana
8 74 (0.96%) Prometheus
9 73 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 71 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
11 64 (0.83%) vCenter Server
12 62 (0.80%) vRealize
13 59 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
14 48 (0.62%) Consul
15 46 (0.60%) Kibana
16 44 (0.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 42 (0.54%) Data Guard
18 39 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
18 39 (0.50%) SCOM
19 38 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 994 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 615 (7.96%) Oracle
3 543 (7.03%) VMware
4 353 (4.57%) Cisco
5 231 (2.99%) Red Hat
6 192 (2.48%) Splunk
7 184 (2.38%) SAP
8 132 (1.71%) Juniper
9 127 (1.64%) ServiceNow
10 118 (1.53%) Atlassian
11 115 (1.49%) IBM
12 93 (1.20%) Google
13 92 (1.19%) Remedy
14 91 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 79 (1.02%) Citrix
16 77 (1.00%) McAfee
17 74 (0.96%) Palo Alto
18 72 (0.93%) HP
18 72 (0.93%) Talend
19 61 (0.79%) Cloudera