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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / South East
Rank 9 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 868 944 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.06% 10.24% 9.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.08% 37.24% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 620 481
Median daily rate £425 £403 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +9.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 21 20
Median hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% +35.93%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2221 2535 2670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.30% 27.49% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1561 1378
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 107 107
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.45 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 435 £425 +13.33% 33
Buckinghamshire +15 252 £425 +0.59% 8
Berkshire +1 131 £450 +11.80% 13
Surrey -58 23 £425 -10.52% 18
Middlesex - 6 £215 -
West Sussex -9 4 £205 -50.00% 2
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Kent -13 2 £350 -15.45% 1
Oxfordshire -15 1 £375 +4.16% 2
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1656 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 376 (22.71%) Windows
3 324 (19.57%) Microsoft
4 295 (17.81%) ITIL
5 259 (15.64%) Linux
6 224 (13.53%) Cisco
7 220 (13.29%) VMware
8 201 (12.14%) Oracle
9 193 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
10 186 (11.23%) DV Cleared
11 182 (10.99%) SQL
12 165 (9.96%) Active Directory
12 165 (9.96%) Service Management
13 147 (8.88%) Firewall
14 146 (8.82%) Finance
15 144 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
16 134 (8.09%) Project Management
17 130 (7.85%) LAN
18 125 (7.55%) WAN
19 122 (7.37%) MS Excel
20 121 (7.31%) Unix
21 118 (7.13%) Java
22 116 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
22 116 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 116 (7.00%) Windows Server
23 108 (6.52%) Data Centre
24 106 (6.40%) MS Office
25 103 (6.22%) CCNP
25 103 (6.22%) Red Hat
26 102 (6.16%) SharePoint

SC Cleared
Top Related 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
1 102 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.26%) JBoss
3 46 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 39 (2.36%) Skype for Business
5 36 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 33 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 23 (1.39%) IIS
10 22 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (1.09%) Apache Geronimo
11 18 (1.09%) Apache TomEE
12 13 (0.79%) Apache
13 12 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.72%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.54%) TPMS
Applications
1 122 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 106 (6.40%) MS Office
3 62 (3.74%) MS Project
4 15 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.36%) Simulink
7 4 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.060%) Revit
Business Applications
1 57 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
7 6 (0.36%) Infor M3
7 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.36%) SAP GTS
7 6 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.30%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.12%) HFM
11 2 (0.12%) LabWindows
12 1 (0.060%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 68 (4.11%) IaaS
2 60 (3.62%) Office 365
3 56 (3.38%) PaaS
4 16 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.42%) SaaS
6 5 (0.30%) GitHub
7 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.12%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.060%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.060%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.060%) iTunes
9 1 (0.060%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 147 (8.88%) Firewall
2 130 (7.85%) LAN
3 125 (7.55%) WAN
4 73 (4.41%) Wireless
5 58 (3.50%) TCP/IP
5 58 (3.50%) VPN
6 56 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
7 52 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 49 (2.96%) SAN
9 40 (2.42%) DNS
10 37 (2.23%) BGP
11 35 (2.11%) DHCP
12 33 (1.99%) VLAN
13 32 (1.93%) VoIP
14 29 (1.75%) IPsec
14 29 (1.75%) OSPF
15 28 (1.69%) Network Security
16 27 (1.63%) Skype
16 27 (1.63%) SSH
17 25 (1.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.99%) Oracle Database
3 41 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 30 (1.81%) Hadoop
5 30 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
6 25 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 22 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.15%) MySQL
8 19 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
9 18 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
10 17 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (0.91%) Relational Database
13 13 (0.79%) DB2
14 11 (0.66%) Big Data
14 11 (0.66%) Oracle OWB
14 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 43 (2.60%) Git (software)
1 43 (2.60%) Visual Studio
2 36 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (2.11%) Selenium
4 29 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 27 (1.63%) Oracle APEX
6 26 (1.57%) JIRA
7 20 (1.21%) SpecFlow
8 19 (1.15%) HP UFT
8 19 (1.15%) Subversion
8 19 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
9 18 (1.09%) Eclipse
10 17 (1.03%) MSI
11 16 (0.97%) JUnit
12 14 (0.85%) Maven
12 14 (0.85%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.72%) Ant
13 12 (0.72%) Toad
14 11 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
General
1 146 (8.82%) Finance
2 81 (4.89%) Telecoms
3 44 (2.66%) Legal
4 33 (1.99%) Military
5 24 (1.45%) Electronics
6 23 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.15%) Law
8 16 (0.97%) Aerospace
8 16 (0.97%) Marketing
9 7 (0.42%) Local Government
10 6 (0.36%) Publishing
11 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.18%) Billing
12 3 (0.18%) Retail
13 2 (0.12%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.060%) Advertising
14 1 (0.060%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 208 (12.56%) Architect
2 176 (10.63%) Developer
3 161 (9.72%) Analyst
4 123 (7.43%) Consultant
5 94 (5.68%) Project Manager
6 78 (4.71%) Network Engineer
7 55 (3.32%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 45 (2.72%) Java Developer
9 44 (2.66%) Network Architect
10 41 (2.48%) Support Engineer
11 38 (2.29%) Business Analyst
12 36 (2.17%) Wintel Engineer
13 35 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (1.99%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 33 (1.99%) Software Engineer
15 31 (1.87%) 3rd Line Support
15 31 (1.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 31 (1.87%) Test Analyst
16 30 (1.81%) Systems Engineer
17 29 (1.75%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.83%) .NET
2 65 (3.93%) XML
3 56 (3.38%) HTML
4 53 (3.20%) Web Services
5 48 (2.90%) CSS
6 28 (1.69%) SOAP
6 28 (1.69%) WCF
7 25 (1.51%) WebSphere MQ
8 24 (1.45%) .NET Framework
8 24 (1.45%) Middleware
9 22 (1.33%) IBM Integration Bus
10 21 (1.27%) RESTful
10 21 (1.27%) Spring
11 20 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (1.09%) Hibernate
13 15 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (0.85%) ASP.NET
14 14 (0.85%) REST
15 13 (0.79%) Ajax
16 12 (0.72%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 63 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 50 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (2.11%) PKI
5 23 (1.39%) CESG
5 23 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.39%) EMC VNX
6 22 (1.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 21 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.21%) EMC VMAX
9 18 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.03%) Replication
11 16 (0.97%) CMDB
12 14 (0.85%) Smart Meter
13 13 (0.79%) User Experience
14 12 (0.72%) Clustering
14 12 (0.72%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.66%) Blackberry
15 11 (0.66%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 376 (22.71%) Windows
2 259 (15.64%) Linux
3 121 (7.31%) Unix
4 116 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 116 (7.00%) Windows Server
5 102 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (3.62%) Windows 10
7 60 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (3.08%) Windows 7
9 42 (2.54%) CentOS
10 29 (1.75%) Windows Vista
11 24 (1.45%) Ubuntu
12 21 (1.27%) AIX
12 21 (1.27%) Debian
13 12 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.66%) Android
14 11 (0.66%) Solaris
15 7 (0.42%) SUSE
15 7 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (17.81%) ITIL
2 193 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (9.96%) Service Management
4 134 (8.09%) Project Management
5 86 (5.19%) Migration
6 72 (4.35%) DevOps
7 66 (3.99%) Change Management
7 66 (3.99%) Configuration Management
7 66 (3.99%) Service Design
8 65 (3.93%) CRM
9 64 (3.86%) Software Engineering
10 63 (3.80%) ITIL V3
11 61 (3.68%) Service Delivery
12 60 (3.62%) Programme Management
13 57 (3.44%) Risk Management
13 57 (3.44%) Scrum
14 56 (3.38%) PRINCE2
14 56 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 53 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
16 48 (2.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 182 (10.99%) SQL
2 118 (7.13%) Java
3 87 (5.25%) JavaScript
4 81 (4.89%) C#
5 75 (4.53%) PowerShell
6 67 (4.05%) C
7 59 (3.56%) Python
8 53 (3.20%) C++
9 44 (2.66%) Bash Shell
10 37 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 37 (2.23%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.87%) VBScript
12 27 (1.63%) F#
13 22 (1.33%) VB
14 19 (1.15%) Ruby
15 13 (0.79%) Ada
16 9 (0.54%) Perl
17 6 (0.36%) MATLAB
17 6 (0.36%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1656 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 186 (11.23%) DV Cleared
3 144 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 103 (6.22%) CCNP
5 63 (3.80%) Degree
6 50 (3.02%) CCIE
7 48 (2.90%) CCNA
8 45 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (1.87%) CISSP
10 26 (1.57%) CCDP
11 25 (1.51%) CCSE
11 25 (1.51%) ISEB
12 24 (1.45%) MCSA
13 23 (1.39%) CCSA
13 23 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.21%) CESG Certified Professional
14 20 (1.21%) JNCIA
15 18 (1.09%) CEH
15 18 (1.09%) ISTQB
15 18 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.78%) PMO
1 46 (2.78%) SLA
2 34 (2.05%) QA
3 26 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.21%) RMADS
5 13 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.66%) Def Stans
6 11 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.54%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.30%) ARP4754
8 5 (0.30%) ARP4761
8 5 (0.30%) DO-178B
8 5 (0.30%) DO-254
9 4 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.18%) EFQM
10 3 (0.18%) GPG13
10 3 (0.18%) SDET
11 2 (0.12%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.12%) ISO22301
System Software
1 165 (9.96%) Active Directory
2 116 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (3.68%) vSphere
4 45 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.27%) Docker
6 19 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (1.03%) vCloud
9 16 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.91%) VMware ESX
11 12 (0.72%) Firmware
11 12 (0.72%) XenApp
12 11 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.36%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.36%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.30%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 60 (3.62%) SCCM
2 54 (3.26%) Puppet
3 31 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 27 (1.63%) Ansible
5 24 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.27%) SELinux
7 20 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
8 18 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
8 18 (1.09%) FortiGate
8 18 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 15 (0.91%) vRealize
10 13 (0.79%) WSUS
10 13 (0.79%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.72%) QRadar
12 11 (0.66%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
13 10 (0.60%) OVSD
13 10 (0.60%) SCOM
14 9 (0.54%) logstash
15 8 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 324 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 224 (13.53%) Cisco
3 220 (13.29%) VMware
4 201 (12.14%) Oracle
5 103 (6.22%) Red Hat
6 98 (5.92%) HP
7 78 (4.71%) Juniper
8 63 (3.80%) F5
9 54 (3.26%) IBM
10 49 (2.96%) CheckPoint
10 49 (2.96%) Citrix
11 44 (2.66%) Intel Security
12 39 (2.36%) Remedy
13 37 (2.23%) SAP
14 28 (1.69%) EMC
15 26 (1.57%) Fortinet
15 26 (1.57%) Riverbed
16 24 (1.45%) Aruba
16 24 (1.45%) CA
17 20 (1.21%) Forcepoint
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ringwood, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17.77 per annum + milage.
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
aap3
Rate: £260.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + potentially higher for perfect candidate
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Leysen Associates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £480 - £500 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 22 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago