Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 14 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 8,265 7,368 8,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.67% 7.80% 8.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.29% 41.32% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,899 4,364 5,375
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.52%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £462 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.49% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 403 368
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -9.70% -1.44%
10th Percentile £13.98 £12.95 £12.50
90th Percentile £54.55 £50.00 £48.11
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% -20.29% +6.15%

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 18,248 17,831 19,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.15% 18.88% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,880 10,966 12,201
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £262 £231 £248
90th Percentile £630 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 814 778
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +7.37%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.50
% change year-on-year +3.54% +0.37% +2.00%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 3,040 £525 +5.00% 286
South East 0 1,829 £425 +2.53% 279
South West +1 1,414 £450 +5.88% 266
North of England +5 918 £440 +17.33% 91
Midlands +3 629 £425 +7.59% 105
North West +1 475 £440 +4.76% 50
West Midlands +9 414 £430 +2.69% 88
East of England +11 411 £450 +20.00% 111
Yorkshire +34 257 £465 +6.59% 28
East Midlands -11 208 £400 +6.67% 16
North East -1 191 £400 +23.08% 13
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 6,123 (74.08%) SC Cleared
2 2,250 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1,294 (15.66%) Windows
4 1,203 (14.56%) DV Cleared
5 1,179 (14.26%) Linux
6 1,153 (13.95%) Java
7 1,048 (12.68%) Microsoft
8 1,001 (12.11%) DevOps
9 866 (10.48%) ITIL
10 849 (10.27%) Oracle
11 829 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
12 805 (9.74%) SQL
13 778 (9.41%) Migration
14 762 (9.22%) Finance
15 682 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
16 673 (8.14%) Active Directory
17 650 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
18 634 (7.67%) Project Management
19 630 (7.62%) Cisco
20 618 (7.48%) Git (software)
21 605 (7.32%) Scrum
22 586 (7.09%) VMware
22 586 (7.09%) Test Automation
23 574 (6.94%) Firewall
24 564 (6.82%) JIRA
25 563 (6.81%) Jenkins
26 554 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
27 534 (6.46%) Docker
28 524 (6.34%) Python
29 518 (6.27%) JavaScript

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
1 343 (4.15%) Confluence
2 322 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 172 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 139 (1.68%) Skype for Business
5 124 (1.50%) Apache
6 121 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
7 104 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 95 (1.15%) WebLogic
9 90 (1.09%) JBoss
10 72 (0.87%) IIS
11 69 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 63 (0.76%) Apache Spark
13 59 (0.71%) WildFly
14 53 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
15 46 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
16 45 (0.54%) nginx
17 40 (0.48%) CMS
18 39 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
19 34 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 34 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 286 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 209 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 146 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
4 85 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 80 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.085%) Simulink
9 5 (0.060%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.036%) Autodesk Inventor
11 3 (0.036%) GIMP
11 3 (0.036%) MicroStation
12 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.024%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.024%) Revit
12 2 (0.024%) Windchill
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.012%) Maya
13 1 (0.012%) Stata
Business Applications
1 54 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 41 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 28 (0.34%) Primavera
5 26 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 25 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 20 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 18 (0.22%) Teamcenter
9 15 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 14 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (0.15%) SAP ERP
12 11 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
12 11 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
12 11 (0.13%) SAP HR
13 10 (0.12%) HFM
14 8 (0.097%) Oracle Payroll
14 8 (0.097%) SAP PM
14 8 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
15 7 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
16 6 (0.073%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 829 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
2 682 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 331 (4.00%) Office 365
4 204 (2.47%) PaaS
5 183 (2.21%) IaaS
6 122 (1.48%) SaaS
7 107 (1.29%) GitHub
8 105 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
9 103 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 95 (1.15%) Amazon S3
11 90 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
11 90 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
12 58 (0.70%) Datadog
12 58 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 55 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
14 46 (0.56%) Serverless
15 41 (0.50%) OneDrive
16 40 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
17 33 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
17 33 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 574 (6.94%) Firewall
2 278 (3.36%) WAN
3 269 (3.25%) DNS
4 266 (3.22%) LAN
5 237 (2.87%) VPN
6 203 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 197 (2.38%) Network Security
8 185 (2.24%) Internet
9 147 (1.78%) DHCP
10 131 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 130 (1.57%) Skype
12 120 (1.45%) Wireless
13 110 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
14 103 (1.25%) SAN
15 93 (1.13%) HTTP
16 91 (1.10%) BGP
17 88 (1.06%) OSPF
18 80 (0.97%) VoIP
19 64 (0.77%) MPLS
20 62 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 311 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
3 200 (2.42%) Big Data
4 197 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 188 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 187 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 175 (2.12%) MySQL
8 105 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 102 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 100 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
11 91 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
12 85 (1.03%) NoSQL
13 84 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 70 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
15 64 (0.77%) Power BI
16 63 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 61 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
18 48 (0.58%) GIS
19 42 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
20 41 (0.50%) HBase
Development Applications
1 618 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 564 (6.82%) JIRA
3 563 (6.81%) Jenkins
4 234 (2.83%) Selenium
5 203 (2.46%) Maven
6 166 (2.01%) Cucumber
7 158 (1.91%) JUnit
8 149 (1.80%) GitLab
9 138 (1.67%) SonarQube
10 106 (1.28%) Subversion
11 102 (1.23%) Artifactory
12 99 (1.20%) Mockito
13 93 (1.13%) Vagrant
14 90 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 89 (1.08%) Visual Studio
16 85 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
17 64 (0.77%) JMeter
17 64 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
18 52 (0.63%) MSI
19 49 (0.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 762 (9.22%) Finance
2 266 (3.22%) Telecoms
3 201 (2.43%) Manufacturing
4 165 (2.00%) Electronics
5 154 (1.86%) Marketing
6 142 (1.72%) Military
7 118 (1.43%) Law
8 71 (0.86%) Aerospace
9 54 (0.65%) Retail
10 48 (0.58%) Legal
11 42 (0.51%) Banking
12 29 (0.35%) Publishing
13 19 (0.23%) Billing
14 18 (0.22%) Back Office
15 17 (0.21%) Local Government
16 16 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.11%) Advertising
17 9 (0.11%) Automotive
17 9 (0.11%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.085%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,266 (15.32%) Developer
2 920 (11.13%) Architect
3 771 (9.33%) Analyst
4 552 (6.68%) Consultant
5 440 (5.32%) Java Developer
6 437 (5.29%) Project Manager
7 398 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 301 (3.64%) Network Engineer
9 241 (2.92%) Business Analyst
10 213 (2.58%) Support Engineer
11 206 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
12 173 (2.09%) Administrator
13 168 (2.03%) Software Engineer
14 167 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 161 (1.95%) Technical Architect
16 155 (1.88%) SC Cleared Project Manager
17 153 (1.85%) Tester
18 145 (1.75%) Test Analyst
19 138 (1.67%) AWS Engineer
19 138 (1.67%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (5.00%) Web Services
2 325 (3.93%) HTML
3 305 (3.69%) .NET
4 295 (3.57%) REST
5 251 (3.04%) CSS
6 235 (2.84%) XML
7 219 (2.65%) RESTful
8 213 (2.58%) Spring
9 195 (2.36%) Middleware
10 192 (2.32%) SOAP
11 189 (2.29%) Node.js
12 183 (2.21%) AngularJS
13 169 (2.04%) JSON
14 143 (1.73%) Hibernate
15 126 (1.52%) J2EE
16 124 (1.50%) Java EE
17 119 (1.44%) Spring Boot
18 116 (1.40%) ASP.NET
19 109 (1.32%) HTML5
20 106 (1.28%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 554 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 366 (4.43%) Data Centre
3 279 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 142 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
5 137 (1.66%) User Experience
6 134 (1.62%) PKI
7 118 (1.43%) Public Cloud
8 75 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 71 (0.86%) Private Cloud
10 66 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
11 64 (0.77%) Clustering
12 62 (0.75%) NHS
13 61 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 51 (0.62%) Replication
15 48 (0.58%) Data Structures
16 47 (0.57%) Mobile App
17 46 (0.56%) Mainframe
18 43 (0.52%) Virtual Team
19 38 (0.46%) Cloud Native
20 37 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,294 (15.66%) Windows
2 1,179 (14.26%) Linux
3 474 (5.74%) Windows Server
4 363 (4.39%) Unix
5 300 (3.63%) Windows 10
6 296 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 240 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 176 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 164 (1.98%) Windows 7
10 143 (1.73%) CentOS
11 80 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 75 (0.91%) Ubuntu
13 62 (0.75%) Solaris
14 61 (0.74%) VMS
15 31 (0.38%) CoreOS
16 28 (0.34%) AIX
17 25 (0.30%) Apple iOS
18 24 (0.29%) Android
19 21 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
20 19 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,250 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,001 (12.11%) DevOps
3 866 (10.48%) ITIL
4 778 (9.41%) Migration
5 650 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
6 634 (7.67%) Project Management
7 605 (7.32%) Scrum
8 586 (7.09%) Test Automation
9 436 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 430 (5.20%) Service Management
11 410 (4.96%) Configuration Management
12 396 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
13 383 (4.63%) PRINCE2
14 370 (4.48%) Open Source
15 369 (4.46%) Software Engineering
16 366 (4.43%) Cybersecurity
17 362 (4.38%) TDD
18 345 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
19 318 (3.85%) Service Delivery
20 299 (3.62%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,153 (13.95%) Java
2 805 (9.74%) SQL
3 524 (6.34%) Python
4 518 (6.27%) JavaScript
5 437 (5.29%) PowerShell
6 357 (4.32%) C#
7 288 (3.48%) C
8 240 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 209 (2.53%) Java 8
10 200 (2.42%) C++
11 165 (2.00%) Ruby
12 137 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 122 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 118 (1.43%) Groovy
15 100 (1.21%) Perl
16 81 (0.98%) PHP
17 70 (0.85%) T-SQL
18 48 (0.58%) JPQL
19 45 (0.54%) Go
20 39 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6,123 (74.08%) SC Cleared
2 1,203 (14.56%) DV Cleared
3 319 (3.86%) Degree
4 282 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 276 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
6 165 (2.00%) CCNP
7 139 (1.68%) CCNA
8 138 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 134 (1.62%) CTC Cleared
10 126 (1.52%) CISSP
11 125 (1.51%) ISEB
12 100 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 99 (1.20%) ISTQB
14 90 (1.09%) MCSE
15 68 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 59 (0.71%) RHCE
17 58 (0.70%) BC Cleared
18 57 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
18 57 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 55 (0.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (2.36%) QA
2 152 (1.84%) PMO
3 121 (1.46%) SLA
4 85 (1.03%) JSP 440
5 77 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 77 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 74 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 50 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
8 49 (0.59%) GDPR
9 42 (0.51%) HMG Infosec
10 31 (0.38%) RMADS
11 21 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 17 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
13 15 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 12 (0.15%) Def Stans
15 12 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 9 (0.11%) WAI
18 6 (0.073%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 673 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 534 (6.46%) Docker
3 370 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 125 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 118 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 106 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
7 104 (1.26%) vSphere
8 63 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
10 38 (0.46%) Firmware
11 36 (0.44%) VMware NSX
12 34 (0.41%) XenApp
13 30 (0.36%) XenDesktop
14 25 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
15 22 (0.27%) vCloud
16 19 (0.23%) HDFS
16 19 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
17 17 (0.21%) Ceph
17 17 (0.21%) etcd
17 17 (0.21%) flannel
Systems Management
1 477 (5.77%) Puppet
2 470 (5.69%) Ansible
3 366 (4.43%) Kubernetes
4 330 (3.99%) SCCM
5 313 (3.79%) Terraform
6 254 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
7 107 (1.29%) SCOM
8 89 (1.08%) vCenter Server
9 59 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
10 56 (0.68%) Packer
11 54 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
12 44 (0.53%) Kibana
13 42 (0.51%) WSUS
14 38 (0.46%) Sysdig
15 37 (0.45%) HP ALM
16 35 (0.42%) logstash
16 35 (0.42%) SCVMM
17 33 (0.40%) Grafana
18 32 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
19 31 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,048 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 849 (10.27%) Oracle
3 630 (7.62%) Cisco
4 586 (7.09%) VMware
5 330 (3.99%) SAP
6 255 (3.09%) Red Hat
7 214 (2.59%) HP
8 196 (2.37%) Citrix
9 191 (2.31%) Juniper
10 165 (2.00%) McAfee
11 161 (1.95%) Splunk
12 133 (1.61%) Atlassian
13 132 (1.60%) CheckPoint
14 121 (1.46%) F5
15 120 (1.45%) ServiceNow
16 111 (1.34%) IBM
17 84 (1.02%) Remedy
18 77 (0.93%) SolarWinds
19 76 (0.92%) Google
20 75 (0.91%) EMC