Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 5,597 7,137 7,800
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 13.36% 8.60% 8.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.04% 45.00% 44.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,497 4,431 4,594
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.16%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £250
90th Percentile £650 £639 £627
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 335 390
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.84% -47.40%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £56.78 £59.20 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +48.51% -34.42%

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 9,812 15,859 17,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.42% 19.12% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,837 9,628 10,494
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 697 784
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £49.84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +21 1,957 £525 - 125
South West +1 1,108 £500 +5.26% 120
South East +5 1,017 £466 +3.56% 110
North of England +21 760 £450 - 60
North West +17 466 £475 +5.56% 39
Midlands +7 422 £475 +5.56% 40
West Midlands +7 306 £500 +11.11% 30
East of England +5 286 £500 +5.26% 51
Yorkshire +13 148 £525 +11.11% 14
North East +12 146 £415 -2.35% 7
East Midlands +10 112 £450 +5.88% 10
South Coast - 1 - -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 4,264 (76.18%) SC Cleared
2 1,551 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
3 915 (16.35%) DV Cleared
4 885 (15.81%) Public Sector
5 817 (14.60%) Windows
6 812 (14.51%) DevOps
7 783 (13.99%) Java
8 770 (13.76%) Microsoft
9 764 (13.65%) AWS
10 632 (11.29%) Linux
11 621 (11.10%) SQL
12 619 (11.06%) Oracle
13 584 (10.43%) Azure
14 497 (8.88%) Migration
15 466 (8.33%) Python
16 424 (7.58%) Test Automation
17 416 (7.43%) Scrum
18 413 (7.38%) JIRA
19 402 (7.18%) Docker
20 397 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
21 393 (7.02%) ITIL
22 391 (6.99%) VMware
23 374 (6.68%) Cisco
24 371 (6.63%) Active Directory
25 361 (6.45%) Git (software)
26 352 (6.29%) Jenkins
27 347 (6.20%) Finance
28 339 (6.06%) JavaScript
29 335 (5.99%) PowerShell
30 332 (5.93%) 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
1 271 (4.84%) Confluence
2 184 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 95 (1.70%) MS Exchange
4 91 (1.63%) WebLogic
5 64 (1.14%) IIS
6 63 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 62 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 58 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 50 (0.89%) Apache
10 48 (0.86%) Skype for Business
11 44 (0.79%) JBoss
12 41 (0.73%) SAS
13 35 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
14 28 (0.50%) Apache Spark
15 24 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
15 24 (0.43%) nginx
16 22 (0.39%) Camunda
17 19 (0.34%) NServiceBus
17 19 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
18 18 (0.32%) MQSeries
Applications
1 214 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 172 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.30%) Simulink
8 12 (0.21%) SPSS
9 7 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.13%) Windchill
10 6 (0.11%) Figma
10 6 (0.11%) PTC Creo
11 5 (0.089%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.089%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.054%) CATIA
12 3 (0.054%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.036%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.036%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 56 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 52 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 49 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
4 40 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
5 33 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 33 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
6 32 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
7 21 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
7 21 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
8 20 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
9 11 (0.20%) assyst
9 11 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 9 (0.16%) Teamcenter
11 8 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.14%) SAP HCM
12 7 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (0.13%) Primavera
13 6 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
14 5 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
14 5 (0.089%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 764 (13.65%) AWS
2 584 (10.43%) Azure
3 194 (3.47%) Office 365
4 134 (2.39%) SaaS
5 131 (2.34%) GitHub
6 120 (2.14%) Power Platform
7 115 (2.05%) PaaS
8 96 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
9 75 (1.34%) GCP
10 64 (1.14%) Serverless
11 61 (1.09%) Amazon S3
12 52 (0.93%) IaaS
13 47 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
14 43 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
15 39 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
16 38 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
17 31 (0.55%) OpenShift
18 29 (0.52%) OneDrive
18 29 (0.52%) PowerApps
19 27 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 259 (4.63%) Firewall
2 208 (3.72%) LAN
3 203 (3.63%) WAN
4 188 (3.36%) DNS
5 125 (2.23%) VPN
6 112 (2.00%) DHCP
7 100 (1.79%) BGP
8 88 (1.57%) Skype
8 88 (1.57%) TCP/IP
9 84 (1.50%) Network Security
10 83 (1.48%) VoIP
11 78 (1.39%) OSPF
12 77 (1.38%) SAN
13 72 (1.29%) Internet
14 65 (1.16%) IPsec
15 57 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
16 56 (1.00%) Wireless
17 51 (0.91%) Cisco ISE
18 48 (0.86%) MPLS
19 45 (0.80%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 163 (2.91%) Big Data
3 136 (2.43%) Oracle Database
4 135 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
5 110 (1.97%) Power BI
6 98 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 90 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 89 (1.59%) Relational Database
9 54 (0.96%) MySQL
10 46 (0.82%) MongoDB
11 43 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 41 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (0.66%) NoSQL
14 33 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
15 32 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
16 30 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
17 29 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
18 28 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
19 26 (0.46%) RDBMS
20 24 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 413 (7.38%) JIRA
2 361 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 352 (6.29%) Jenkins
4 147 (2.63%) GitLab
5 137 (2.45%) Selenium
6 119 (2.13%) Maven
7 116 (2.07%) Cucumber
8 87 (1.55%) Bitbucket
9 71 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 67 (1.20%) JUnit
11 66 (1.18%) SonarQube
12 65 (1.16%) Mockito
13 58 (1.04%) Visual Studio
14 56 (1.00%) Eclipse
15 46 (0.82%) JMeter
16 44 (0.79%) MSI
16 44 (0.79%) Postman
17 38 (0.68%) Artifactory
17 38 (0.68%) Subversion
18 37 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
General
1 885 (15.81%) Public Sector
2 347 (6.20%) Finance
3 205 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 140 (2.50%) Military
5 135 (2.41%) Law
6 114 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 95 (1.70%) Marketing
8 89 (1.59%) Electronics
9 57 (1.02%) Aerospace
10 56 (1.00%) Legal
10 56 (1.00%) Police
11 43 (0.77%) Banking
12 40 (0.71%) General Ledger
13 33 (0.59%) Retail
14 31 (0.55%) Publishing
15 14 (0.25%) Local Government
16 13 (0.23%) Billing
17 6 (0.11%) Automotive
17 6 (0.11%) Avionics
18 5 (0.089%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 926 (16.54%) Developer
2 625 (11.17%) Architect
3 494 (8.83%) Analyst
4 332 (5.93%) Consultant
5 306 (5.47%) Java Developer
6 268 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 208 (3.72%) Project Manager
8 190 (3.39%) Business Analyst
8 190 (3.39%) Network Engineer
9 135 (2.41%) Technical Architect
10 132 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
11 117 (2.09%) Software Engineer
12 113 (2.02%) Designer
13 110 (1.97%) Administrator
14 109 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 109 (1.95%) Tester
15 104 (1.86%) DBA
16 100 (1.79%) SC Cleared Java Developer
17 93 (1.66%) Systems Engineer
18 89 (1.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (5.66%) Web Services
2 233 (4.16%) REST
3 232 (4.15%) .NET
4 204 (3.64%) Spring
5 191 (3.41%) Node.js
6 189 (3.38%) HTML
7 166 (2.97%) CSS
8 153 (2.73%) Spring Boot
9 142 (2.54%) SOAP
9 142 (2.54%) XML
10 132 (2.36%) AngularJS
11 131 (2.34%) JSON
12 94 (1.68%) Kafka
13 92 (1.64%) React
14 89 (1.59%) RESTful
15 86 (1.54%) Apache Camel
16 73 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
17 68 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
18 64 (1.14%) Middleware
19 60 (1.07%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 397 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (4.22%) Data Centre
3 201 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 122 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
5 120 (2.14%) User Experience
6 104 (1.86%) PKI
7 74 (1.32%) Public Cloud
8 43 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 41 (0.73%) Cloud Native
10 36 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
11 35 (0.63%) Clustering
12 32 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (0.48%) Private Cloud
13 27 (0.48%) Replication
14 26 (0.46%) Mobile App
15 23 (0.41%) Driving Licence
16 22 (0.39%) CMDB
16 22 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
16 22 (0.39%) Semantic Web
17 21 (0.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 817 (14.60%) Windows
2 632 (11.29%) Linux
3 332 (5.93%) Windows Server
4 225 (4.02%) Windows 10
5 188 (3.36%) Unix
6 163 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 129 (2.30%) Windows 7
8 123 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 112 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 90 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
11 67 (1.20%) CentOS
12 52 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 43 (0.77%) Ubuntu
14 41 (0.73%) Android
15 38 (0.68%) AIX
16 37 (0.66%) Mac OS X
17 32 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (0.45%) Windows XP
19 23 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
20 22 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,551 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (14.51%) DevOps
3 497 (8.88%) Migration
4 424 (7.58%) Test Automation
5 416 (7.43%) Scrum
6 393 (7.02%) ITIL
7 317 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 307 (5.49%) Project Management
9 305 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
10 273 (4.88%) Software Engineering
11 260 (4.65%) Microservices
12 255 (4.56%) Project Delivery
13 250 (4.47%) TDD
14 249 (4.45%) Risk Management
15 243 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
16 234 (4.18%) Cybersecurity
17 225 (4.02%) Service Management
18 219 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
19 217 (3.88%) Open Source
20 208 (3.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 783 (13.99%) Java
2 621 (11.10%) SQL
3 466 (8.33%) Python
4 339 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 335 (5.99%) PowerShell
6 232 (4.15%) C#
7 178 (3.18%) PL/SQL
8 169 (3.02%) C
9 158 (2.82%) Shell Script
10 151 (2.70%) Java 8
11 115 (2.05%) C++
12 102 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 63 (1.13%) Perl
14 57 (1.02%) T-SQL
15 52 (0.93%) PHP
16 50 (0.89%) VB
17 46 (0.82%) Ruby
18 41 (0.73%) Groovy
18 41 (0.73%) TypeScript
19 36 (0.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 4,264 (76.18%) SC Cleared
2 915 (16.35%) DV Cleared
3 222 (3.97%) Degree
4 190 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
5 184 (3.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 135 (2.41%) CCNP
7 119 (2.13%) CISSP
8 109 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 90 (1.61%) CCNA
10 78 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
11 67 (1.20%) CCIE
11 67 (1.20%) CISM
12 62 (1.11%) ISTQB
13 56 (1.00%) BC Cleared
14 55 (0.98%) ISEB
15 54 (0.96%) CCDP
16 52 (0.93%) MCSE
17 48 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
18 44 (0.79%) DBS Check
19 43 (0.77%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (2.68%) QA
2 85 (1.52%) PMO
3 77 (1.38%) SLA
4 73 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 56 (1.00%) NCSC
6 37 (0.66%) GDPR
6 37 (0.66%) NIST
7 26 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 24 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 24 (0.43%) RMADS
10 23 (0.41%) WCAG
11 15 (0.27%) COBIT
12 14 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
13 13 (0.23%) Def Stans
14 12 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
15 10 (0.18%) PCI DSS
16 9 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
17 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 402 (7.18%) Docker
2 371 (6.63%) Active Directory
3 192 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (1.79%) vSphere
5 87 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 81 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 69 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 56 (1.00%) VMware NSX
9 55 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 55 (0.98%) XenApp
10 24 (0.43%) Firmware
11 22 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 21 (0.38%) XenDesktop
13 18 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 15 (0.27%) HDFS
15 15 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.23%) Postfix
17 12 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 11 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 328 (5.86%) Kubernetes
2 264 (4.72%) Terraform
3 255 (4.56%) Ansible
4 195 (3.48%) SCCM
5 90 (1.61%) Puppet
6 63 (1.13%) WSUS
7 57 (1.02%) Packer
8 55 (0.98%) vCenter Server
9 52 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
10 43 (0.77%) SCOM
11 36 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
12 30 (0.54%) PowerCLI
13 26 (0.46%) logstash
14 25 (0.45%) Netcool
14 25 (0.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 24 (0.43%) Grafana
15 24 (0.43%) NetBackup
16 23 (0.41%) Consul
16 23 (0.41%) Kibana
17 22 (0.39%) Istio
Vendors
1 770 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 619 (11.06%) Oracle
3 391 (6.99%) VMware
4 374 (6.68%) Cisco
5 202 (3.61%) SAP
6 151 (2.70%) Citrix
7 120 (2.14%) Juniper
8 109 (1.95%) Dell
9 104 (1.86%) HP
10 97 (1.73%) Red Hat
11 83 (1.48%) Remedy
12 78 (1.39%) IBM
13 76 (1.36%) Atlassian
14 69 (1.23%) Splunk
15 68 (1.21%) ServiceNow
16 67 (1.20%) BMC
17 57 (1.02%) Google
18 56 (1.00%) SolarWinds
19 51 (0.91%) Palo Alto
20 46 (0.82%) Cloudera