Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 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 Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 17 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,378 1,300 1,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.25% 8.14% 10.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.65% 33.60% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 791 1,222
South East median daily rate £425 £416 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +0.85% +5.10%
10th Percentile £225 £249 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 109 69
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -51.35% +23.33%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.00 £12.05
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -42.46% -7.14% +14.72%

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 3,760 3,869 5,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.51% 24.24% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,060 2,170 3,061
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +0.81% +5.26%
10th Percentile £236 £248 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.76% +2.53% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 248 183
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.37% -17.35% +1.58%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.15 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -22.41% +9.43% +17.78%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 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
Hampshire -2 690 £425 - 82
Thames Valley -5 484 £390 -4.88% 29
Buckinghamshire +1 257 £350 -15.66% 7
Berkshire +1 217 £425 +2.41% 20
Surrey +21 131 £500 +11.11% 24
West Sussex 0 29 £525 +31.25% 2
Kent +19 15 £150 +12.78% 5
Oxfordshire -4 10 £400 +12.68% 2
East Sussex +3 7 £133 -
Sussex - 7 £444 -
Middlesex -3 1 - - 1
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 1,378 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 316 (22.93%) Windows
3 252 (18.29%) Microsoft
4 204 (14.80%) Linux
5 202 (14.66%) Oracle
6 199 (14.44%) VMware
7 189 (13.72%) ITIL
8 174 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
9 173 (12.55%) DV Cleared
10 160 (11.61%) Cisco
11 153 (11.10%) Java
12 147 (10.67%) SQL
13 133 (9.65%) Finance
14 130 (9.43%) Migration
15 128 (9.29%) Active Directory
16 126 (9.14%) Windows Server
17 116 (8.42%) SQL Server
18 114 (8.27%) Firewall
19 112 (8.13%) SharePoint
20 107 (7.76%) HP
20 107 (7.76%) Service Management
21 106 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
22 104 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
23 103 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
24 101 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
25 99 (7.18%) DevOps
26 96 (6.97%) JavaScript
27 92 (6.68%) Project Management
27 92 (6.68%) Change Management
27 92 (6.68%) PowerShell

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
1 112 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.54%) MS Exchange
3 34 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 31 (2.25%) IIS
5 23 (1.67%) Skype for Business
5 23 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.94%) JBoss
8 13 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.80%) Apache
10 11 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.44%) Jupyter
13 6 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.36%) GlassFish
Applications
1 101 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.32%) Microsoft Project
3 25 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.073%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.36%) Primavera
4 5 (0.36%) SAP PM
5 4 (0.29%) HFM
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.22%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.15%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.073%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.073%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 90 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (5.22%) Office 365
3 38 (2.76%) IaaS
4 37 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (1.52%) PaaS
6 13 (0.94%) Serverless
7 11 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (0.73%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.65%) AWS Fargate
10 7 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.29%) GitHub
11 4 (0.29%) Yammer
12 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.22%) SaaS
13 2 (0.15%) Boomi
13 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.073%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 114 (8.27%) Firewall
2 64 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
3 51 (3.70%) Cisco ISE
4 49 (3.56%) DNS
4 49 (3.56%) LAN
5 46 (3.34%) Network Security
5 46 (3.34%) TCP/IP
6 39 (2.83%) BGP
7 38 (2.76%) SAN
8 37 (2.69%) Internet
9 35 (2.54%) OSPF
9 35 (2.54%) WAN
10 33 (2.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (2.25%) IPsec
12 26 (1.89%) VPN
13 25 (1.81%) DHCP
14 19 (1.38%) MPLS
14 19 (1.38%) PuTTY
14 19 (1.38%) WinSCP
15 17 (1.23%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.34%) Oracle Database
3 34 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 29 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
4 29 (2.10%) Relational Database
5 27 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 27 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 23 (1.67%) Big Data
8 21 (1.52%) Hadoop
9 17 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.87%) Data Mining
11 12 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
11 12 (0.87%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.80%) MySQL
13 9 (0.65%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 44 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (2.98%) Selenium
3 36 (2.61%) SoapUI
4 34 (2.47%) Jenkins
5 33 (2.39%) Oracle APEX
6 32 (2.32%) Git (software)
7 31 (2.25%) Eclipse
7 31 (2.25%) HP UFT
8 28 (2.03%) LoadRunner
9 27 (1.96%) Maven
10 26 (1.89%) Visual Studio
11 24 (1.74%) JIRA
11 24 (1.74%) SpecFlow
12 23 (1.67%) Ant
12 23 (1.67%) TestNG
13 16 (1.16%) Subversion
14 12 (0.87%) JMeter
15 9 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (0.58%) Bitbucket
16 8 (0.58%) LabVIEW
General
1 133 (9.65%) Finance
2 35 (2.54%) Military
3 24 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 20 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 13 (0.94%) Legal
6 12 (0.87%) Law
7 11 (0.80%) Games
8 10 (0.73%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.36%) Automotive
9 5 (0.36%) Retail
10 4 (0.29%) Billing
10 4 (0.29%) Electronics
11 2 (0.15%) Advertising
11 2 (0.15%) German Language
11 2 (0.15%) Marketing
12 1 (0.073%) Local Government
12 1 (0.073%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 197 (14.30%) Analyst
2 184 (13.35%) Developer
3 138 (10.01%) Architect
4 104 (7.55%) Project Manager
5 98 (7.11%) Consultant
6 61 (4.43%) Network Engineer
7 58 (4.21%) Test Analyst
8 49 (3.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 46 (3.34%) Desktop Support
10 44 (3.19%) Support Engineer
11 34 (2.47%) Java Developer
12 33 (2.39%) Test Engineer
13 31 (2.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 30 (2.18%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
15 26 (1.89%) Security Analyst
15 26 (1.89%) Software Engineer
16 24 (1.74%) Tester
17 23 (1.67%) C++ Developer
17 23 (1.67%) Security Engineer
18 22 (1.60%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (5.81%) .NET
2 62 (4.50%) Web Services
3 52 (3.77%) HTML
3 52 (3.77%) XML
4 46 (3.34%) CSS
5 29 (2.10%) jQuery
6 28 (2.03%) Spring
7 24 (1.74%) LDAP
8 20 (1.45%) ASP.NET
9 19 (1.38%) Hibernate
9 19 (1.38%) SOAP
10 18 (1.31%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.23%) J2EE
11 17 (1.23%) RESTful
12 16 (1.16%) React
13 14 (1.02%) .NET Framework
14 13 (0.94%) REST
15 12 (0.87%) Apache Camel
15 12 (0.87%) Node.js
15 12 (0.87%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (6.60%) Data Centre
3 46 (3.34%) PKI
4 37 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (1.89%) User Experience
7 16 (1.16%) Driving Licence
8 15 (1.09%) Smart Meter
9 14 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 13 (0.94%) Computer Science
11 12 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.73%) CMDB
13 9 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.65%) PMI
13 9 (0.65%) Replication
13 9 (0.65%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.58%) DataPower
14 8 (0.58%) Fat Client
14 8 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 316 (22.93%) Windows
2 204 (14.80%) Linux
3 126 (9.14%) Windows Server
4 72 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (4.93%) Unix
6 56 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (3.85%) Windows 10
8 42 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (2.54%) Windows 7
10 28 (2.03%) AIX
11 20 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (1.16%) CentOS
13 14 (1.02%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.80%) Solaris
15 10 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.58%) HPUX
17 7 (0.51%) SUSE
18 6 (0.44%) Debian
18 6 (0.44%) Windows 8
19 4 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (13.72%) ITIL
2 174 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (9.43%) Migration
4 107 (7.76%) Service Management
5 106 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 99 (7.18%) DevOps
7 92 (6.68%) Change Management
7 92 (6.68%) Project Management
8 80 (5.81%) Test Automation
9 70 (5.08%) ITIL V3
10 59 (4.28%) Service Delivery
11 57 (4.14%) Scrum
12 55 (3.99%) Test Scripting
13 54 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (3.77%) Software Engineering
15 51 (3.70%) PRINCE2
16 50 (3.63%) ITSM
17 47 (3.41%) Configuration Management
18 46 (3.34%) Cybersecurity
19 44 (3.19%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 153 (11.10%) Java
2 147 (10.67%) SQL
3 96 (6.97%) JavaScript
4 92 (6.68%) PowerShell
5 87 (6.31%) C#
6 74 (5.37%) Python
7 63 (4.57%) C++
8 46 (3.34%) C
9 29 (2.10%) Bash Shell
10 27 (1.96%) F#
11 22 (1.60%) VB
12 15 (1.09%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.02%) Ruby
14 11 (0.80%) Ada
14 11 (0.80%) Perl
14 11 (0.80%) VBScript
15 10 (0.73%) ABAP
16 9 (0.65%) R
17 8 (0.58%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,378 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 173 (12.55%) DV Cleared
3 70 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (4.28%) ISEB
5 58 (4.21%) Degree
6 48 (3.48%) CCNP
7 47 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 38 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (2.69%) ISTQB
10 29 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 27 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
12 24 (1.74%) CCNA
13 21 (1.52%) MCSE
14 20 (1.45%) PMI Certification
14 20 (1.45%) PMP
15 16 (1.16%) MCSA
16 14 (1.02%) CCIE
17 13 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 12 (0.87%) CISSP
18 12 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.98%) PMO
2 37 (2.69%) SLA
3 30 (2.18%) QA
4 9 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.29%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.22%) RMADS
7 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.073%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.073%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.073%) GDPR
8 1 (0.073%) MISRA
8 1 (0.073%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 128 (9.29%) Active Directory
2 104 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.28%) vSphere
4 29 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (1.81%) Docker
7 24 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.58%) vCloud
10 8 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.51%) iptables
11 7 (0.51%) NFS
12 6 (0.44%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.29%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.29%) XenApp
15 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 83 (6.02%) SCCM
2 52 (3.77%) HP ALM
3 43 (3.12%) SCOM
4 41 (2.98%) Ansible
5 40 (2.90%) Puppet
6 15 (1.09%) WSUS
7 14 (1.02%) vCenter Server
8 13 (0.94%) Nessus
8 13 (0.94%) Nmap
9 11 (0.80%) SCVMM
9 11 (0.80%) SELinux
10 10 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.58%) Kubernetes
11 8 (0.58%) vRealize
12 7 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (0.51%) Mesos
12 7 (0.51%) OVSD
13 6 (0.44%) yum
13 6 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 252 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 202 (14.66%) Oracle
3 199 (14.44%) VMware
4 160 (11.61%) Cisco
5 107 (7.76%) HP
6 61 (4.43%) SAP
7 50 (3.63%) Juniper
7 50 (3.63%) NetApp
7 50 (3.63%) Red Hat
8 49 (3.56%) Palo Alto
9 45 (3.27%) Citrix
10 36 (2.61%) McAfee
11 33 (2.39%) SolarWinds
12 30 (2.18%) ServiceNow
13 28 (2.03%) IBM
14 26 (1.89%) F5
14 26 (1.89%) Software AG
14 26 (1.89%) webMethods
15 23 (1.67%) CheckPoint
16 21 (1.52%) Infoblox