Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 7,793 7,372 9,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.46% 8.83% 9.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.56% 43.53% 43.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,539 4,470 5,612
England median daily rate £450 £445 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.24% +7.11% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £411
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.38% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 515 338
England median hourly rate £20.00 £38.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.05% +1.99% +25.83%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £52.50 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £38.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -40.26% -4.94% +28.98%

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 17,490 16,936 20,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.99% 20.29% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,460 10,546 13,103
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 856 750
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +23.99%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.08
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.98% -7.69% +47.13%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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 +5 3,155 £505 +6.32% 257
South East -2 1,829 £425 - 263
South West -1 933 £450 +5.88% 166
North of England -6 892 £400 -1.84% 112
Midlands +6 666 £425 - 88
North West -3 453 £450 - 54
West Midlands +3 406 £450 +5.88% 57
East of England +17 325 £400 -2.44% 109
East Midlands +4 259 £400 -8.05% 31
North East 0 238 £305 -7.73% 21
Yorkshire 0 204 £470 +10.59% 37
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 5,771 (74.05%) SC Cleared
2 1,918 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1,391 (17.85%) Windows
4 1,142 (14.65%) Linux
5 1,114 (14.29%) Java
6 1,038 (13.32%) DV Cleared
7 1,015 (13.02%) Microsoft
8 946 (12.14%) DevOps
9 848 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
10 766 (9.83%) ITIL
11 730 (9.37%) Active Directory
12 727 (9.33%) SQL
13 725 (9.30%) Migration
14 669 (8.58%) VMware
15 638 (8.19%) Cisco
16 623 (7.99%) Project Management
17 621 (7.97%) Firewall
18 620 (7.96%) Finance
19 613 (7.87%) Scrum
20 577 (7.40%) Oracle
21 564 (7.24%) Test Automation
22 550 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
23 528 (6.78%) Jenkins
24 524 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
25 506 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
25 506 (6.49%) Windows Server
26 504 (6.47%) Python
27 499 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
28 492 (6.31%) Git (software)
29 485 (6.22%) Docker

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
1 307 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 172 (2.21%) Confluence
3 136 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 132 (1.69%) MS Exchange
5 126 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 111 (1.42%) Skype for Business
7 110 (1.41%) IIS
8 104 (1.33%) Apache
9 91 (1.17%) nginx
10 85 (1.09%) JBoss
11 83 (1.07%) Apache Spark
12 75 (0.96%) WebLogic
13 66 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 40 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
15 38 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
17 26 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 25 (0.32%) CMS
18 25 (0.32%) OpenStack
19 24 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 332 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 187 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 130 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 68 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.22%) Windchill
9 12 (0.15%) Simulink
10 10 (0.13%) GIMP
10 10 (0.13%) Stata
11 7 (0.090%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.090%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.064%) InVision
13 4 (0.051%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.051%) Revit
14 3 (0.038%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.038%) PaintShop Pro
15 2 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.026%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 38 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 17 (0.22%) Primavera
4 14 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 14 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 11 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 9 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.12%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 8 (0.10%) Oracle SCM
8 8 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
9 7 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.090%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.090%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.090%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 848 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
2 550 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 361 (4.63%) Office 365
4 112 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 105 (1.35%) PaaS
6 99 (1.27%) IaaS
7 93 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 92 (1.18%) SaaS
9 82 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 69 (0.89%) Serverless
11 64 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
12 58 (0.74%) GitHub
13 53 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
14 51 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 49 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
16 48 (0.62%) Route 53
17 46 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
18 43 (0.55%) npm
19 34 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 31 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 621 (7.97%) Firewall
2 334 (4.29%) DNS
3 241 (3.09%) WAN
4 213 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 213 (2.73%) VPN
5 206 (2.64%) LAN
6 179 (2.30%) DHCP
7 162 (2.08%) Network Security
8 160 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
9 156 (2.00%) Internet
10 138 (1.77%) SAN
11 130 (1.67%) SSL
12 128 (1.64%) Wireless
13 123 (1.58%) BGP
14 122 (1.57%) HTTP
15 111 (1.42%) Cisco ISE
16 99 (1.27%) Skype
17 84 (1.08%) VLAN
18 83 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
19 79 (1.01%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 276 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
3 270 (3.46%) Big Data
4 223 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 186 (2.39%) Relational Database
6 142 (1.82%) MySQL
7 133 (1.71%) MongoDB
8 127 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 116 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
10 79 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
11 78 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 75 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
13 72 (0.92%) Power BI
14 69 (0.89%) HBase
15 67 (0.86%) GIS
16 64 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
17 62 (0.80%) NoSQL
18 60 (0.77%) Redis
19 59 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
19 59 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 528 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 492 (6.31%) Git (software)
3 333 (4.27%) JIRA
4 207 (2.66%) Selenium
5 176 (2.26%) Maven
6 142 (1.82%) Cucumber
7 129 (1.66%) JUnit
8 117 (1.50%) Artifactory
9 82 (1.05%) Visual Studio
10 80 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 76 (0.98%) Mockito
12 74 (0.95%) Subversion
13 67 (0.86%) Vagrant
14 65 (0.83%) SonarQube
15 62 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 62 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
16 58 (0.74%) Eclipse
17 57 (0.73%) GitLab
18 53 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
19 51 (0.65%) Jasmine
General
1 620 (7.96%) Finance
2 229 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 222 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 154 (1.98%) Military
5 143 (1.83%) Law
6 119 (1.53%) Electronics
7 114 (1.46%) Marketing
8 94 (1.21%) Legal
9 90 (1.15%) Retail
10 34 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 31 (0.40%) Games
12 28 (0.36%) Banking
13 23 (0.30%) Billing
14 21 (0.27%) Local Government
15 17 (0.22%) Publishing
16 11 (0.14%) Back Office
17 9 (0.12%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.077%) Advertising
18 6 (0.077%) Automotive
18 6 (0.077%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,057 (13.56%) Developer
2 811 (10.41%) Analyst
3 809 (10.38%) Architect
4 460 (5.90%) Consultant
5 411 (5.27%) Project Manager
6 395 (5.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 389 (4.99%) Java Developer
8 319 (4.09%) Network Engineer
9 272 (3.49%) Support Engineer
10 226 (2.90%) Business Analyst
11 191 (2.45%) Desktop Support
12 169 (2.17%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 166 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
14 146 (1.87%) Software Engineer
15 141 (1.81%) Test Analyst
16 134 (1.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 131 (1.68%) Administrator
17 131 (1.68%) Deployment Engineer
18 123 (1.58%) Senior Developer
19 122 (1.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (4.74%) Web Services
2 274 (3.52%) HTML
3 260 (3.34%) .NET
4 233 (2.99%) CSS
5 230 (2.95%) XML
6 228 (2.93%) Spring
7 217 (2.78%) REST
8 216 (2.77%) Node.js
9 166 (2.13%) AngularJS
10 150 (1.92%) JSON
11 140 (1.80%) J2EE
12 139 (1.78%) RESTful
13 125 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
13 125 (1.60%) Kafka
14 113 (1.45%) HTML5
15 105 (1.35%) SOAP
16 104 (1.33%) Apache Camel
17 102 (1.31%) Hibernate
18 99 (1.27%) Spring Boot
19 96 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 506 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 311 (3.99%) Data Centre
3 262 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 177 (2.27%) User Experience
5 133 (1.71%) PKI
6 125 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 103 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
8 85 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 85 (1.09%) Public Cloud
9 68 (0.87%) Clustering
10 65 (0.83%) Driving Licence
10 65 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 53 (0.68%) NHS
12 52 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
13 44 (0.56%) CMDB
14 43 (0.55%) Replication
15 41 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
16 37 (0.47%) Smartphone
17 36 (0.46%) EMC VNX
18 32 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,391 (17.85%) Windows
2 1,142 (14.65%) Linux
3 506 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 384 (4.93%) Unix
5 315 (4.04%) Windows 10
6 277 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 244 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 225 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 189 (2.43%) CentOS
10 183 (2.35%) Windows 7
11 114 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 104 (1.33%) Apple iOS
13 100 (1.28%) Android
14 95 (1.22%) Solaris
15 86 (1.10%) AIX
16 63 (0.81%) Mac OS X
17 57 (0.73%) Ubuntu
18 42 (0.54%) Windows XP
19 39 (0.50%) CoreOS
20 35 (0.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,918 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
2 946 (12.14%) DevOps
3 766 (9.83%) ITIL
4 725 (9.30%) Migration
5 623 (7.99%) Project Management
6 613 (7.87%) Scrum
7 564 (7.24%) Test Automation
8 524 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
9 499 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
10 462 (5.93%) Configuration Management
11 423 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 412 (5.29%) Service Management
13 370 (4.75%) TDD
14 369 (4.74%) Open Source
15 343 (4.40%) PRINCE2
16 322 (4.13%) Change Management
17 321 (4.12%) Software Engineering
18 317 (4.07%) Cybersecurity
19 288 (3.70%) Microservices
20 284 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,114 (14.29%) Java
2 727 (9.33%) SQL
3 504 (6.47%) Python
4 459 (5.89%) JavaScript
5 429 (5.50%) PowerShell
6 346 (4.44%) C
7 253 (3.25%) C#
8 213 (2.73%) Bash Shell
9 209 (2.68%) Ruby
10 170 (2.18%) Java 8
11 166 (2.13%) C++
12 125 (1.60%) Groovy
13 118 (1.51%) Perl
13 118 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 107 (1.37%) PL/SQL
15 57 (0.73%) Scala
16 56 (0.72%) PHP
17 50 (0.64%) R
18 45 (0.58%) T-SQL
19 42 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5,771 (74.05%) SC Cleared
2 1,038 (13.32%) DV Cleared
3 300 (3.85%) Degree
4 286 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 279 (3.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 185 (2.37%) CCNP
7 182 (2.34%) CTC Cleared
8 123 (1.58%) CCNA
9 113 (1.45%) ISEB
10 110 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 108 (1.39%) CISSP
12 93 (1.19%) ISTQB
13 90 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 63 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
15 59 (0.76%) CCIE
16 58 (0.74%) MCSE
17 57 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 52 (0.67%) BC Cleared
19 50 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
19 50 (0.64%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (2.13%) PMO
2 143 (1.83%) SLA
3 131 (1.68%) QA
4 103 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 102 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 66 (0.85%) GDPR
7 57 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 38 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 38 (0.49%) RMADS
9 35 (0.45%) JSP 440
10 18 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 18 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 17 (0.22%) PCI DSS
12 9 (0.12%) Def Stans
13 8 (0.10%) COBIT
14 7 (0.090%) HL7
14 7 (0.090%) HMG Infosec
15 6 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.077%) WCAG
16 5 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 730 (9.37%) Active Directory
2 485 (6.22%) Docker
3 430 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 177 (2.27%) vSphere
5 136 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 130 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
7 89 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 76 (0.98%) XenApp
9 55 (0.71%) XenDesktop
10 40 (0.51%) VMware NSX
11 39 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (0.35%) NFS
13 25 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 25 (0.32%) HDFS
14 24 (0.31%) flannel
15 21 (0.27%) Firmware
16 18 (0.23%) VirtualBox
17 17 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
17 17 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
18 16 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 410 (5.26%) Puppet
2 359 (4.61%) Ansible
3 284 (3.64%) SCCM
4 280 (3.59%) Terraform
5 265 (3.40%) Kubernetes
6 175 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
7 149 (1.91%) SCOM
8 77 (0.99%) logstash
9 73 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
10 70 (0.90%) HP ALM
11 63 (0.81%) vCenter Server
12 60 (0.77%) Kibana
13 57 (0.73%) FortiGate
14 56 (0.72%) Packer
15 53 (0.68%) Nagios
16 52 (0.67%) AirWatch
17 48 (0.62%) HAProxy
18 47 (0.60%) WSUS
19 45 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
20 38 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1,015 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 669 (8.58%) VMware
3 638 (8.19%) Cisco
4 577 (7.40%) Oracle
5 292 (3.75%) HP
6 291 (3.73%) SAP
7 233 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 217 (2.78%) Citrix
9 200 (2.57%) Juniper
10 157 (2.01%) McAfee
11 149 (1.91%) IBM
12 139 (1.78%) NetApp
13 126 (1.62%) EMC
13 126 (1.62%) Splunk
14 108 (1.39%) Google
15 97 (1.24%) CheckPoint
16 94 (1.21%) ServiceNow
17 85 (1.09%) SolarWinds
18 83 (1.07%) F5
19 81 (1.04%) Palo Alto