Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 14 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 7,666 7,299 9,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.21% 8.27% 9.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.92% 42.34% 43.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,385 4,232 5,673
England median daily rate £450 £438 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +3.31% +5.88%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £413
% change year-on-year +3.21% +5.70% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 490 333
England median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +22.81% -6.62%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £52.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% - +7.69%

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 17,453 17,239 21,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.70% 19.54% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,326 10,446 13,340
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 843 851 697
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.35 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.62% +6.96% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £50.08 £50.50 £47.86
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.53% +8.18% +22.22%

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 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +4 2,981 £513 +2.50% 240
South East -3 1,773 £425 +3.41% 220
North of England -7 949 £415 +4.40% 77
South West 0 947 £440 +5.39% 204
Midlands +1 632 £425 +3.66% 81
North West -2 496 £450 +5.88% 55
West Midlands +8 423 £449 +5.53% 57
East of England +25 380 £400 +2.56% 81
North East -1 231 £333 +1.53% 13
Yorkshire +14 229 £470 +7.74% 9
East Midlands -5 204 £400 - 23
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5,824 (75.97%) SC Cleared
2 2,043 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
3 1,298 (16.93%) Windows
4 1,166 (15.21%) Java
5 1,073 (14.00%) Linux
6 965 (12.59%) Microsoft
7 943 (12.30%) DV Cleared
8 934 (12.18%) DevOps
9 850 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
10 793 (10.34%) SQL
11 756 (9.86%) ITIL
12 743 (9.69%) Migration
13 671 (8.75%) Oracle
14 653 (8.52%) VMware
15 648 (8.45%) Active Directory
16 640 (8.35%) Cisco
16 640 (8.35%) Scrum
17 639 (8.34%) Finance
18 593 (7.74%) Test Automation
19 592 (7.72%) Firewall
20 585 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
21 560 (7.30%) Git (software)
22 539 (7.03%) Project Management
23 516 (6.73%) Jenkins
24 504 (6.57%) Windows Server
25 501 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
26 500 (6.52%) JavaScript
27 488 (6.37%) Docker
28 457 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
29 453 (5.91%) Continuous Integration

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
1 308 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 233 (3.04%) Confluence
3 134 (1.75%) Skype for Business
4 131 (1.71%) MS Exchange
5 128 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 109 (1.42%) Apache
6 109 (1.42%) IIS
7 107 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
8 106 (1.38%) JBoss
9 87 (1.13%) WebLogic
10 78 (1.02%) Apache Spark
10 78 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 67 (0.87%) nginx
12 51 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 50 (0.65%) WildFly
14 38 (0.50%) CMS
15 36 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
16 31 (0.40%) OpenStack
17 29 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
18 25 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 306 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
2 147 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 117 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 52 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.18%) Windchill
9 13 (0.17%) GIMP
9 13 (0.17%) Simulink
10 8 (0.10%) Stata
11 5 (0.065%) InVision
12 4 (0.052%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.052%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.026%) Autodesk Inventor
13 2 (0.026%) HipChat
13 2 (0.026%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.026%) MicroStation
14 1 (0.013%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.013%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 34 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 19 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 17 (0.22%) Primavera
6 14 (0.18%) SAP HR
7 12 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 11 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.13%) SAP PM
10 9 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.12%) SAP CO
10 9 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle SCM
12 7 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
12 7 (0.091%) SAP PS
13 6 (0.078%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 850 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
2 585 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 311 (4.06%) Office 365
4 110 (1.43%) PaaS
5 101 (1.32%) Amazon S3
6 98 (1.28%) SaaS
7 95 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
7 95 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 85 (1.11%) GitHub
9 78 (1.02%) IaaS
10 77 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
11 63 (0.82%) Serverless
12 60 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
13 46 (0.60%) npm
14 45 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 44 (0.57%) Route 53
16 42 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
17 40 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
18 39 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
19 27 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 592 (7.72%) Firewall
2 323 (4.21%) DNS
3 251 (3.27%) WAN
4 243 (3.17%) LAN
5 208 (2.71%) TCP/IP
6 185 (2.41%) VPN
7 175 (2.28%) DHCP
8 161 (2.10%) Network Security
9 157 (2.05%) Internet
10 150 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
11 146 (1.90%) SAN
12 115 (1.50%) Wireless
13 113 (1.47%) Skype
14 107 (1.40%) HTTP
15 104 (1.36%) SSL
16 98 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
16 98 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
17 96 (1.25%) BGP
18 81 (1.06%) IPsec
19 74 (0.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 317 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
3 273 (3.56%) Big Data
4 229 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 214 (2.79%) Hadoop
6 191 (2.49%) MySQL
7 145 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 132 (1.72%) MongoDB
9 130 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 106 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 80 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
12 73 (0.95%) NoSQL
13 70 (0.91%) HBase
14 62 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
15 59 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
16 58 (0.76%) Power BI
17 57 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
18 50 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 49 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
20 47 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 560 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 516 (6.73%) Jenkins
3 410 (5.35%) JIRA
4 250 (3.26%) Selenium
5 227 (2.96%) Maven
6 186 (2.43%) Cucumber
7 173 (2.26%) JUnit
8 118 (1.54%) Artifactory
9 115 (1.50%) SonarQube
10 112 (1.46%) Mockito
11 102 (1.33%) GitLab
12 92 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 91 (1.19%) Vagrant
14 89 (1.16%) Visual Studio
15 69 (0.90%) Subversion
16 68 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 66 (0.86%) Eclipse
18 60 (0.78%) SoapUI
19 56 (0.73%) JMeter
19 56 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 639 (8.34%) Finance
2 202 (2.64%) Telecoms
3 194 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 152 (1.98%) Military
5 115 (1.50%) Electronics
6 109 (1.42%) Marketing
7 107 (1.40%) Law
8 84 (1.10%) Retail
9 72 (0.94%) Legal
10 44 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 28 (0.37%) Banking
12 27 (0.35%) Publishing
13 16 (0.21%) Games
14 15 (0.20%) Billing
15 12 (0.16%) Local Government
16 10 (0.13%) Automotive
17 7 (0.091%) Back Office
18 5 (0.065%) General Ledger
18 5 (0.065%) Multimedia
19 4 (0.052%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 1,186 (15.47%) Developer
2 820 (10.70%) Architect
3 721 (9.41%) Analyst
4 440 (5.74%) Java Developer
5 431 (5.62%) Project Manager
6 412 (5.37%) Consultant
7 381 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 290 (3.78%) Network Engineer
9 241 (3.14%) Support Engineer
10 212 (2.77%) Desktop Support
11 196 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
12 183 (2.39%) Software Engineer
13 176 (2.30%) Business Analyst
14 171 (2.23%) Test Analyst
15 151 (1.97%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 140 (1.83%) Deployment Engineer
17 132 (1.72%) SC Cleared Java Developer
18 129 (1.68%) Tester
19 128 (1.67%) Technical Architect
20 126 (1.64%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (4.93%) Web Services
2 322 (4.20%) HTML
3 290 (3.78%) .NET
4 280 (3.65%) CSS
5 269 (3.51%) XML
6 254 (3.31%) Spring
7 243 (3.17%) REST
8 226 (2.95%) Node.js
9 205 (2.67%) RESTful
10 182 (2.37%) AngularJS
11 172 (2.24%) JSON
12 150 (1.96%) J2EE
13 149 (1.94%) Hibernate
14 145 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
15 134 (1.75%) Kafka
16 126 (1.64%) HTML5
16 126 (1.64%) SOAP
17 124 (1.62%) Java EE
18 121 (1.58%) Apache Camel
18 121 (1.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 501 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 345 (4.50%) Data Centre
3 270 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 187 (2.44%) User Experience
5 165 (2.15%) PKI
6 124 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
7 113 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
8 101 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 96 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 91 (1.19%) Computer Science
11 57 (0.74%) NHS
12 51 (0.67%) Clustering
13 50 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 45 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 45 (0.59%) Virtual Team
15 44 (0.57%) CMDB
16 42 (0.55%) Mobile App
17 41 (0.53%) Replication
18 39 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
19 37 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1,298 (16.93%) Windows
2 1,073 (14.00%) Linux
3 504 (6.57%) Windows Server
4 393 (5.13%) Unix
5 283 (3.69%) Windows 10
6 236 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 208 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 191 (2.49%) Windows 7
9 178 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 155 (2.02%) CentOS
11 94 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 86 (1.12%) Solaris
13 73 (0.95%) Ubuntu
14 71 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 70 (0.91%) AIX
15 70 (0.91%) Android
16 52 (0.68%) VMS
17 46 (0.60%) CoreOS
18 40 (0.52%) Mac OS X
19 23 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,043 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
2 934 (12.18%) DevOps
3 756 (9.86%) ITIL
4 743 (9.69%) Migration
5 640 (8.35%) Scrum
6 593 (7.74%) Test Automation
7 539 (7.03%) Project Management
8 457 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
9 453 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
10 451 (5.88%) Configuration Management
11 393 (5.13%) TDD
12 381 (4.97%) Service Management
13 378 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 364 (4.75%) Open Source
15 345 (4.50%) Microservices
16 335 (4.37%) PRINCE2
17 334 (4.36%) Cybersecurity
18 333 (4.34%) Software Engineering
19 292 (3.81%) Change Management
20 280 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,166 (15.21%) Java
2 793 (10.34%) SQL
3 500 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 447 (5.83%) Python
5 409 (5.34%) PowerShell
6 323 (4.21%) C
7 321 (4.19%) C#
8 219 (2.86%) Java 8
9 209 (2.73%) Bash Shell
10 195 (2.54%) C++
11 160 (2.09%) Ruby
12 118 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 108 (1.41%) Perl
14 101 (1.32%) Shell Script
15 99 (1.29%) Groovy
16 67 (0.87%) PHP
17 55 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 44 (0.57%) JPQL
19 40 (0.52%) Scala
20 38 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5,824 (75.97%) SC Cleared
2 943 (12.30%) DV Cleared
3 290 (3.78%) Degree
4 281 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 224 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 167 (2.18%) CCNP
7 153 (2.00%) CCNA
8 146 (1.90%) ISEB
9 137 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
9 137 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 121 (1.58%) ISTQB
11 101 (1.32%) CISSP
12 89 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 78 (1.02%) BC Cleared
14 75 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 72 (0.94%) MCSE
16 63 (0.82%) PMI Certification
17 61 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
18 57 (0.74%) DBS Check
19 54 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (1.96%) PMO
2 149 (1.94%) QA
3 143 (1.87%) SLA
4 89 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 73 (0.95%) GDPR
6 60 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 54 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 53 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
9 43 (0.56%) JSP 440
10 23 (0.30%) RMADS
11 14 (0.18%) HMG Infosec
11 14 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 12 (0.16%) Def Stans
13 10 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
14 9 (0.12%) GCP
15 8 (0.10%) COBIT
15 8 (0.10%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.091%) WAI
17 6 (0.078%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 648 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 488 (6.37%) Docker
3 423 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 157 (2.05%) vSphere
5 118 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 110 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 100 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 59 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 51 (0.67%) XenApp
10 48 (0.63%) VMware NSX
11 34 (0.44%) XenDesktop
12 27 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 22 (0.29%) HDFS
13 22 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
14 21 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
15 20 (0.26%) Firmware
15 20 (0.26%) flannel
15 20 (0.26%) vCloud
15 20 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
16 19 (0.25%) etcd
Systems Management
1 409 (5.34%) Puppet
2 355 (4.63%) Ansible
3 311 (4.06%) Kubernetes
4 298 (3.89%) Terraform
5 294 (3.84%) SCCM
6 191 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
7 110 (1.43%) SCOM
8 80 (1.04%) vCenter Server
9 71 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
10 62 (0.81%) WSUS
11 59 (0.77%) HP ALM
12 54 (0.70%) Packer
13 53 (0.69%) FortiGate
14 49 (0.64%) AirWatch
15 44 (0.57%) HAProxy
15 44 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
16 43 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
16 43 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
17 42 (0.55%) Kibana
18 41 (0.53%) logstash
Vendors
1 965 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 671 (8.75%) Oracle
3 653 (8.52%) VMware
4 640 (8.35%) Cisco
5 301 (3.93%) SAP
6 258 (3.37%) HP
7 204 (2.66%) Citrix
8 196 (2.56%) Juniper
9 191 (2.49%) Red Hat
10 160 (2.09%) McAfee
11 134 (1.75%) Splunk
12 130 (1.70%) IBM
13 127 (1.66%) NetApp
14 94 (1.23%) EMC
15 89 (1.16%) Google
16 86 (1.12%) ServiceNow
17 84 (1.10%) F5
18 80 (1.04%) CheckPoint
19 74 (0.97%) Palo Alto
20 73 (0.95%) SolarWinds