Period
to 19 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 August 2019 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 Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 15 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,209 1,386 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.27% 8.32% 8.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.33% 36.88% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 809 783
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £249
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 74 110
South East median hourly rate £47.00 £26.00 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.77% +45.37% -42.31%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £77.75 £48.47 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £18.70 £32.50
% change year-on-year +124.60% -42.46% -7.14%

SC 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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,522 3,758 3,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.10% 22.55% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,018 2,066 2,165
South East median daily rate £431 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +5.72% +0.50%
10th Percentile £263 £236 £249
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 202 248
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £34.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +70.37% -16.60%
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.50 £51.00 £50.15
England median hourly rate £35.75 £22.66 £29.00
% change year-on-year +57.77% -21.86% +9.43%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 August 2019. 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
Hampshire -2 584 £450 +5.88% 100
Thames Valley +7 503 £450 +15.38% 55
Berkshire +18 385 £450 +5.88% 41
Buckinghamshire -18 105 £450 +24.74% 10
Surrey -26 51 £475 -1.04% 31
West Sussex +15 32 £400 -23.81% 3
Oxfordshire +28 13 £208 -48.13% 4
Kent -6 13 £338 +125.00% 4
East Sussex -4 5 £410 +207.65% 2
Isle of Wight +2 3 £160 -
Middlesex +12 2 £192 -
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 South East region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1,209 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 258 (21.34%) Windows
3 256 (21.17%) Microsoft
4 198 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 191 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (14.39%) Oracle
7 169 (13.98%) Linux
8 164 (13.56%) SQL
9 139 (11.50%) Migration
9 139 (11.50%) DV Cleared
10 123 (10.17%) VMware
11 118 (9.76%) DevOps
12 110 (9.10%) ITIL
12 110 (9.10%) Degree
13 109 (9.02%) Project Management
14 100 (8.27%) Finance
15 96 (7.94%) Python
16 94 (7.78%) Cisco
17 93 (7.69%) SharePoint
17 93 (7.69%) SQL Server
18 90 (7.44%) Active Directory
19 89 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
20 86 (7.11%) .NET
20 86 (7.11%) Firewall
21 83 (6.87%) Software Engineering
22 82 (6.78%) SaaS
23 81 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
23 81 (6.70%) VPN
24 77 (6.37%) Windows 10
24 77 (6.37%) Public Sector

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 93 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.74%) Confluence
2 21 (1.74%) IIS
3 19 (1.57%) Apache
3 19 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
4 13 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 12 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.66%) JBoss
8 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.58%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.41%) Captiva
9 5 (0.41%) Documentum
9 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.33%) SAP Portal
10 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 75 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.58%) Simulink
6 6 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.41%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.33%) Windchill
9 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.91%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 10 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.58%) Primavera
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.33%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.25%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle iSupplier
11 2 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 198 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (6.78%) SaaS
3 74 (6.12%) Office 365
4 70 (5.79%) PaaS
5 63 (5.21%) IaaS
6 57 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (2.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 18 (1.49%) Power Platform
9 16 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.99%) Serverless
12 9 (0.74%) iPaaS
13 8 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.58%) GitHub
15 5 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.33%) Route 53
16 4 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 86 (7.11%) Firewall
2 81 (6.70%) VPN
3 64 (5.29%) TCP/IP
4 62 (5.13%) DNS
5 51 (4.22%) Internet
6 45 (3.72%) LAN
6 45 (3.72%) SAN
7 39 (3.23%) WAN
8 36 (2.98%) Reverse Proxy
9 27 (2.23%) NAS
10 24 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (1.57%) Ethernet
12 18 (1.49%) MPLS
13 17 (1.41%) DHCP
14 16 (1.32%) IPsec
15 15 (1.24%) Skype
16 14 (1.16%) Network Security
16 14 (1.16%) SMTP
17 13 (1.08%) OSPF
17 13 (1.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.47%) Oracle Database
3 43 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (3.14%) Oracle BI EE
6 32 (2.65%) Big Data
7 29 (2.40%) Hadoop
7 29 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
10 20 (1.65%) SAP BW
11 19 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
12 16 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (1.16%) Oracle OWB
14 13 (1.08%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.99%) GIS
15 12 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
15 12 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (3.80%) JIRA
2 41 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (1.41%) Maven
6 16 (1.32%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
7 15 (1.24%) Subversion
8 14 (1.16%) Selenium
8 14 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (1.08%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.08%) JUnit
9 13 (1.08%) webpack
10 10 (0.83%) ClearCase
10 10 (0.83%) GitLab
10 10 (0.83%) MSI
10 10 (0.83%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.66%) Ant
11 8 (0.66%) GoogleTest
11 8 (0.66%) Mockito
General
1 100 (8.27%) Finance
2 77 (6.37%) Public Sector
3 52 (4.30%) Military
4 51 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.65%) Electronics
6 19 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.49%) Marketing
8 16 (1.32%) Legal
9 11 (0.91%) Police
10 10 (0.83%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.74%) Back Office
12 4 (0.33%) Avionics
12 4 (0.33%) Billing
12 4 (0.33%) Retail
13 3 (0.25%) Automotive
13 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.25%) Law
14 2 (0.17%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Publishing
15 1 (0.083%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 179 (14.81%) Developer
2 176 (14.56%) Architect
3 96 (7.94%) Analyst
4 94 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 54 (4.47%) Consultant
6 50 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
7 49 (4.05%) Network Engineer
8 44 (3.64%) Software Engineer
9 43 (3.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 39 (3.23%) Administrator
11 31 (2.56%) Test Engineer
12 30 (2.48%) Business Analyst
13 27 (2.23%) DBA
14 26 (2.15%) Azure Architect
15 24 (1.99%) Java Developer
15 24 (1.99%) Support Engineer
15 24 (1.99%) Test Manager
16 23 (1.90%) Test Analyst
17 22 (1.82%) IT Manager
17 22 (1.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (7.11%) .NET
2 47 (3.89%) Web Services
3 38 (3.14%) XML
4 34 (2.81%) HTML
5 33 (2.73%) ASP.NET
6 29 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 27 (2.23%) REST
8 24 (1.99%) CSS
8 24 (1.99%) SOAP
9 23 (1.90%) HTML5
9 23 (1.90%) Middleware
10 21 (1.74%) Spring
11 16 (1.32%) .NET Framework
11 16 (1.32%) React
12 15 (1.24%) Kafka
13 14 (1.16%) JDBC
13 14 (1.16%) Node.js
13 14 (1.16%) Vue.js
14 12 (0.99%) CSS3
15 11 (0.91%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 67 (5.54%) Management Information System
3 66 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.56%) Replication
6 20 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.49%) Clustering
8 15 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.16%) Driving Licence
10 11 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (0.91%) User Experience
11 10 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.83%) PKI
12 9 (0.74%) Derivative
13 8 (0.66%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.58%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
14 7 (0.58%) PMI
14 7 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 258 (21.34%) Windows
2 169 (13.98%) Linux
3 77 (6.37%) Windows 10
4 76 (6.29%) Windows Server
5 50 (4.14%) Unix
6 45 (3.72%) Windows 7
7 40 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (1.90%) AIX
10 21 (1.74%) Ubuntu
10 21 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.99%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.91%) CentOS
14 10 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.58%) Android
16 7 (0.58%) Debian
16 7 (0.58%) VMS
17 6 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (11.50%) Migration
3 118 (9.76%) DevOps
4 110 (9.10%) ITIL
5 109 (9.02%) Project Management
6 89 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
7 83 (6.87%) Software Engineering
8 81 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 70 (5.79%) Configuration Management
9 70 (5.79%) PRINCE2
10 65 (5.38%) Test Automation
11 63 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (4.55%) Project Delivery
13 49 (4.05%) Computer Science
13 49 (4.05%) CRM
14 47 (3.89%) Data Protection
14 47 (3.89%) Integration Testing
15 46 (3.80%) Unit Testing
16 45 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
17 40 (3.31%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 164 (13.56%) SQL
2 96 (7.94%) Python
3 73 (6.04%) C#
4 70 (5.79%) Java
5 66 (5.46%) PowerShell
6 65 (5.38%) C++
7 64 (5.29%) C
8 46 (3.80%) JavaScript
8 46 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 24 (1.99%) MATLAB
10 21 (1.74%) ABAP
11 19 (1.57%) VB
12 17 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 17 (1.41%) VBA
13 16 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.24%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.08%) Perl
16 12 (0.99%) ES6
17 10 (0.83%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.66%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 1,209 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 139 (11.50%) DV Cleared
3 110 (9.10%) Degree
4 52 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (2.73%) CCNA
7 29 (2.40%) ISTQB
8 28 (2.32%) MCSE
9 26 (2.15%) CCNP
10 25 (2.07%) ISEB
11 20 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 19 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.41%) MCSA
14 15 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 14 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
16 11 (0.91%) CCIE
17 10 (0.83%) CCDP
17 10 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (0.74%) APMP
18 9 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.98%) SLA
2 31 (2.56%) QA
3 25 (2.07%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.41%) PMO
5 16 (1.32%) GDPR
6 14 (1.16%) ARP4754
6 14 (1.16%) ARP4761
6 14 (1.16%) Def Stans
6 14 (1.16%) DO-254
7 12 (0.99%) DO-178B
7 12 (0.99%) HAZOP
7 12 (0.99%) IEC 61508
8 10 (0.83%) COBIT
9 8 (0.66%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.41%) Dublin Core
11 5 (0.41%) MISRA
11 5 (0.41%) MISRA C
12 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 63 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.89%) Hyper-V
4 44 (3.64%) Docker
5 25 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (1.90%) vSphere
7 20 (1.65%) vCloud
8 16 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.16%) VMware NSX
10 13 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.41%) Firmware
13 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.33%) NFS
14 3 (0.25%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.17%) HDFS
15 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.083%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 41 (3.39%) Ansible
2 27 (2.23%) Kubernetes
3 24 (1.99%) SCCM
4 17 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 17 (1.41%) vCenter Server
5 16 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (1.32%) Puppet
6 15 (1.24%) Terraform
7 14 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (1.08%) HP ALM
9 12 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.58%) SCOM
12 7 (0.58%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 256 (21.17%) Microsoft
2 174 (14.39%) Oracle
3 123 (10.17%) VMware
4 94 (7.78%) Cisco
5 59 (4.88%) SAP
6 46 (3.80%) HP
7 39 (3.23%) Juniper
8 36 (2.98%) Citrix
9 31 (2.56%) IBM
10 26 (2.15%) Remedy
11 23 (1.90%) McAfee
12 19 (1.57%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.41%) Informatica
14 15 (1.24%) ServiceNow
15 14 (1.16%) NetApp
15 14 (1.16%) Nokia
16 13 (1.08%) Atlassian
17 12 (0.99%) BMC
17 12 (0.99%) Dell
17 12 (0.99%) Fortinet