Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 671 1,259 1,411
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 11.18% 8.30% 8.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.66% 34.26% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 789 833
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £332 £300 £228
90th Percentile £638 £575 £565
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 111 81
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +122.22% -
10th Percentile £18.20 £12.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £72.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -12.50% +113.90% -49.46%

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 1,573 3,675 3,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.22% 24.23% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 2,151 2,098
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.28%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 249 208
Median hourly rate £31.39 £33.40 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% -4.57% +55.56%
10th Percentile £16.04 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £63.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +2 342 £475 +5.56% 38
Thames Valley +6 241 £450 +2.86% 19
Buckinghamshire +20 139 £485 +8.99% 10
Berkshire -12 91 £450 +1.41% 8
West Sussex +26 35 £478 -9.05%
Surrey +32 31 £513 +13.89% 9
Kent +32 11 £425 +25.93% 5
Oxfordshire +31 11 £400 +66.67% 1
East Sussex +32 1 £425 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 671 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 145 (21.61%) Oracle
3 132 (19.67%) SQL
4 122 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (14.90%) Public Sector
6 98 (14.61%) Windows
7 82 (12.22%) Microsoft
8 81 (12.07%) Migration
9 76 (11.33%) Linux
10 72 (10.73%) DevOps
11 66 (9.84%) DV Cleared
11 66 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
12 65 (9.69%) ITIL
13 64 (9.54%) Java
14 60 (8.94%) PL/SQL
15 57 (8.49%) VMware
16 56 (8.35%) JIRA
17 53 (7.90%) Python
18 51 (7.60%) Azure
19 50 (7.45%) Shell Script
20 47 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
21 46 (6.86%) Unit Testing
22 45 (6.71%) Test Automation
22 45 (6.71%) SQL Server
22 45 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
23 43 (6.41%) Active Directory
24 42 (6.26%) Data Modelling
24 42 (6.26%) Data Migration
25 41 (6.11%) SAP
25 41 (6.11%) Windows Server

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 32 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.02%) Confluence
3 17 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.38%) IIS
5 12 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.49%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.19%) JBoss
9 7 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.75%) SAP EP
11 5 (0.75%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.60%) Apache
12 4 (0.60%) Apache Geronimo
12 4 (0.60%) Apache TomEE
12 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.60%) nginx
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 45 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 31 (4.62%) Oracle Payables
2 25 (3.73%) Oracle Cash Management
3 23 (3.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 18 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (2.68%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (1.19%) Oracle Payroll
7 5 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle ASCP
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 3 (0.45%) Primavera
9 3 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.30%) assyst
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.60%) Azure
2 36 (5.37%) AWS
3 15 (2.24%) Power Platform
4 13 (1.94%) Office 365
5 12 (1.79%) GitHub
6 10 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.04%) SaaS
9 6 (0.89%) PaaS
10 5 (0.75%) GCP
10 5 (0.75%) IaaS
11 4 (0.60%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.45%) Yammer
13 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.15%) Apigee
14 1 (0.15%) Boomi
14 1 (0.15%) Route 53
14 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.96%) Firewall
2 31 (4.62%) WAN
3 26 (3.87%) LAN
4 25 (3.73%) DNS
5 24 (3.58%) Internet
6 23 (3.43%) SNMP
7 21 (3.13%) BGP
8 17 (2.53%) SAN
8 17 (2.53%) VLAN
8 17 (2.53%) VPN
9 16 (2.38%) TCP/IP
10 15 (2.24%) MPLS
11 14 (2.09%) Network Security
12 13 (1.94%) Skype
13 12 (1.79%) OSPF
14 11 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.64%) IPsec
14 11 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
15 10 (1.49%) DHCP
16 8 (1.19%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.73%) Big Data
3 21 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.24%) Power BI
7 14 (2.09%) GIS
8 13 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (1.94%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.79%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.64%) SAP HANA
11 9 (1.34%) Apache Hive
11 9 (1.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.34%) Impala
11 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.19%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 56 (8.35%) JIRA
2 39 (5.81%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.73%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.09%) Selenium
5 12 (1.79%) GitLab
6 11 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.34%) Subversion
9 8 (1.19%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.19%) Maven
10 5 (0.75%) Ant
10 5 (0.75%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.75%) FindBugs
10 5 (0.75%) Hudson
10 5 (0.75%) Log4j
10 5 (0.75%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.75%) SonarQube
10 5 (0.75%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
General
1 100 (14.90%) Public Sector
2 26 (3.87%) General Ledger
3 20 (2.98%) Finance
3 20 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.64%) Military
4 11 (1.64%) Police
5 8 (1.19%) Electronics
6 7 (1.04%) Aerospace
7 6 (0.89%) Marketing
8 5 (0.75%) Law
9 3 (0.45%) Billing
9 3 (0.45%) Legal
10 2 (0.30%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.15%) Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 115 (17.14%) Developer
2 69 (10.28%) Architect
3 63 (9.39%) Analyst
4 52 (7.75%) Consultant
5 23 (3.43%) Java Developer
5 23 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (3.28%) Network Engineer
7 20 (2.98%) Oracle Specialist
8 19 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (2.68%) DBA
10 17 (2.53%) Technical Developer
11 15 (2.24%) Designer
11 15 (2.24%) Oracle Consultant
11 15 (2.24%) Project Manager
11 15 (2.24%) Tester
12 14 (2.09%) Administrator
12 14 (2.09%) Data Engineer
13 13 (1.94%) ERP Developer
13 13 (1.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (1.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.22%) .NET
2 30 (4.47%) Web Services
3 28 (4.17%) REST
4 26 (3.87%) CSS
5 25 (3.73%) HTML
6 18 (2.68%) SOAP
7 17 (2.53%) RESTful
8 15 (2.24%) Oracle Fusion
8 15 (2.24%) Spring
8 15 (2.24%) XML
9 13 (1.94%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.64%) Middleware
11 9 (1.34%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.34%) React
12 8 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (1.19%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.19%) JSON
12 8 (1.19%) OpenLayers
12 8 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (1.04%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.98%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (1.79%) Replication
6 11 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.64%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.34%) User Experience
8 8 (1.19%) PKI
9 7 (1.04%) e-Learning
9 7 (1.04%) IBM Storwize
9 7 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.04%) Reference Data
9 7 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (0.89%) Clustering
10 6 (0.89%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.75%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (0.75%) CMDB
11 5 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 98 (14.61%) Windows
2 76 (11.33%) Linux
3 41 (6.11%) Windows Server
4 28 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.13%) Unix
5 21 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (2.98%) AIX
7 19 (2.83%) CentOS
8 16 (2.38%) Windows 10
9 12 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.75%) Debian
14 4 (0.60%) Solaris
14 4 (0.60%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.30%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (12.07%) Migration
3 72 (10.73%) DevOps
4 66 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
5 65 (9.69%) ITIL
6 46 (6.86%) Unit Testing
7 45 (6.71%) Test Automation
8 42 (6.26%) Data Migration
8 42 (6.26%) Data Modelling
9 39 (5.81%) ERP
10 36 (5.37%) ETL
11 35 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (5.07%) Scrum
13 32 (4.77%) Service Management
14 31 (4.62%) SDLC
15 29 (4.32%) Project Delivery
16 27 (4.02%) Performance Tuning
17 26 (3.87%) Configuration Management
17 26 (3.87%) Web Development
18 25 (3.73%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 132 (19.67%) SQL
2 64 (9.54%) Java
3 60 (8.94%) PL/SQL
4 53 (7.90%) Python
5 50 (7.45%) Shell Script
6 39 (5.81%) C#
7 38 (5.66%) JavaScript
8 33 (4.92%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.38%) C++
10 15 (2.24%) Perl
11 12 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.49%) C
14 9 (1.34%) PHP
15 8 (1.19%) R
15 8 (1.19%) Scala
16 7 (1.04%) Go
16 7 (1.04%) Java 8
16 7 (1.04%) VBScript
17 6 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 671 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 66 (9.84%) DV Cleared
3 18 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.38%) Degree
5 13 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (1.94%) CCNP
6 12 (1.79%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.64%) CCNA
7 11 (1.64%) ISEB
7 11 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.34%) BC Cleared
9 7 (1.04%) CCDP
9 7 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.04%) MCSA
9 7 (1.04%) MCSE
10 6 (0.89%) CCIP
11 5 (0.75%) MCAD
11 5 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.68%) QA
2 9 (1.34%) SLA
3 5 (0.75%) PMO
4 4 (0.60%) NCSC
5 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.30%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.30%) HL7
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.30%) WCAG
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.15%) NIST
6 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 43 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.92%) Docker
4 23 (3.43%) vSphere
5 11 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.64%) VMware NSX
6 9 (1.34%) Firmware
7 8 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.60%) HDFS
10 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.45%) UAG
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.30%) Snort
11 2 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.30%) XenApp
12 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.15%) GFS2
12 1 (0.15%) Samba
12 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (5.37%) Ansible
2 29 (4.32%) Kubernetes
3 19 (2.83%) SCCM
4 18 (2.68%) Terraform
5 14 (2.09%) Packer
6 13 (1.94%) Netcool
6 13 (1.94%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 13 (1.94%) Puppet
7 11 (1.64%) Amdocs OSS
7 11 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.34%) SCOM
9 7 (1.04%) Grafana
9 7 (1.04%) Prometheus
9 7 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.04%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.89%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.89%) WSUS
11 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.75%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 145 (21.61%) Oracle
2 82 (12.22%) Microsoft
3 57 (8.49%) VMware
4 41 (6.11%) SAP
5 37 (5.51%) IBM
6 33 (4.92%) Cisco
7 25 (3.73%) Remedy
8 24 (3.58%) BMC
9 23 (3.43%) ServiceNow
10 19 (2.83%) Juniper
11 14 (2.09%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.94%) Ariba
12 13 (1.94%) HP
12 13 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.94%) Siebel
12 13 (1.94%) xMatters
13 11 (1.64%) Cramer
14 10 (1.49%) Palo Alto
15 9 (1.34%) Brocade
16 8 (1.19%) 3PAR