Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 14 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 884 1,374 1,370
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 9.04% 8.77% 8.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.52% 36.94% 36.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 834 794
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £281 £268 £250
90th Percentile £600 £613 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 81 89
Median hourly rate £44.50 £16.77 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.35% -4.17% -2.78%
10th Percentile £19.03 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £55.00 £46.85
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% -52.66%

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 2,356 3,720 3,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.10% 23.75% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,304 2,134 2,038
Median daily rate £438 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +4.71% +3.66%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £250
90th Percentile £594 £594 £569
England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 213 203
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.64% +11.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.20 £50.20 £52.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +27.66% -16.07%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 0 452 £450 - 82
Thames Valley -2 306 £425 -4.49% 57
Berkshire -3 176 £450 -2.70% 29
Buckinghamshire +3 118 £408 +1.12% 25
Surrey +37 57 £500 - 12
West Sussex +16 48 £478 -9.05% 19
Oxfordshire +21 12 £400 +66.67% 3
Kent +13 8 £451 +33.63% 6
East Sussex +22 3 £425 -19.05% 3
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 884 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 185 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (17.19%) Windows
4 132 (14.93%) SQL
4 132 (14.93%) Microsoft
5 125 (14.14%) Oracle
6 109 (12.33%) Linux
7 103 (11.65%) Test Automation
8 93 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
9 89 (10.07%) Public Sector
10 87 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
11 86 (9.73%) Cisco
12 84 (9.50%) DevOps
13 83 (9.39%) ITIL
14 82 (9.28%) VMware
15 79 (8.94%) Migration
16 78 (8.82%) Python
17 77 (8.71%) DV Cleared
18 76 (8.60%) Active Directory
19 72 (8.14%) Java
19 72 (8.14%) Firewall
20 67 (7.58%) Windows Server
21 66 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
22 65 (7.35%) Web Services
23 64 (7.24%) Azure
24 60 (6.79%) Shell Script
25 57 (6.45%) Degree
26 56 (6.33%) JavaScript
27 54 (6.11%) JIRA
28 53 (6.00%) Scrum

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 38 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 25 (2.83%) Confluence
5 16 (1.81%) Apache
6 15 (1.70%) IIS
6 15 (1.70%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.68%) SAS
11 5 (0.57%) GeoServer
12 4 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.23%) JBoss
14 2 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 66 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.23%) Simulink
7 2 (0.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (3.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 32 (3.62%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (2.60%) Oracle Payables
4 21 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
5 19 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (2.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 17 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle ASCP
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
10 3 (0.34%) Primavera
10 3 (0.34%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.34%) SAP SRM
11 2 (0.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 64 (7.24%) Azure
2 39 (4.41%) AWS
3 37 (4.19%) Office 365
4 24 (2.71%) SaaS
5 23 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.92%) Power Platform
7 16 (1.81%) IaaS
7 16 (1.81%) PaaS
8 11 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 8 (0.90%) GitHub
10 5 (0.57%) GCP
10 5 (0.57%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.45%) Amazon Cognito
11 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.45%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.45%) Serverless
12 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.14%) Firewall
2 47 (5.32%) WAN
3 45 (5.09%) DNS
4 41 (4.64%) LAN
5 36 (4.07%) BGP
5 36 (4.07%) SNMP
5 36 (4.07%) VPN
6 35 (3.96%) TCP/IP
7 33 (3.73%) Internet
8 27 (3.05%) MPLS
9 26 (2.94%) SAN
10 22 (2.49%) IPsec
11 20 (2.26%) Multicast
11 20 (2.26%) Wireless
12 18 (2.04%) DHCP
13 17 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (1.92%) NAS
13 17 (1.92%) Network Security
14 14 (1.58%) Reverse Proxy
14 14 (1.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (4.19%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.04%) Big Data
4 18 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (1.92%) Power BI
6 16 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
7 15 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
7 15 (1.70%) Oracle ODI
8 13 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.13%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.02%) GIS
11 9 (1.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 8 (0.90%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.90%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.79%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 54 (6.11%) JIRA
2 35 (3.96%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.71%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.15%) Subversion
5 17 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (1.58%) Selenium
7 13 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
8 12 (1.36%) Maven
9 11 (1.24%) FindBugs
9 11 (1.24%) HP UFT
9 11 (1.24%) Log4j
9 11 (1.24%) Mercurial
9 11 (1.24%) SonarQube
10 9 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.90%) GitLab
12 7 (0.79%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.79%) JMeter
12 7 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.57%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.57%) MagicDraw
General
1 89 (10.07%) Public Sector
2 39 (4.41%) Finance
3 31 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.83%) Military
5 18 (2.04%) General Ledger
6 17 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.70%) Marketing
8 12 (1.36%) Electronics
9 8 (0.90%) Law
9 8 (0.90%) Legal
10 6 (0.68%) Police
11 5 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Avionics
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 138 (15.61%) Developer
2 112 (12.67%) Architect
3 87 (9.84%) Analyst
4 57 (6.45%) Consultant
5 45 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
6 39 (4.41%) Network Engineer
7 38 (4.30%) Tester
8 34 (3.85%) Designer
9 30 (3.39%) Solutions Designer
9 30 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
10 28 (3.17%) Test Engineer
11 25 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (2.49%) Java Developer
12 22 (2.49%) Oracle Developer
12 22 (2.49%) Project Manager
13 21 (2.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 18 (2.04%) Business Analyst
14 18 (2.04%) Test Analyst
15 15 (1.70%) .NET Developer
15 15 (1.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.35%) Web Services
2 40 (4.52%) REST
3 37 (4.19%) SOAP
4 35 (3.96%) .NET
5 33 (3.73%) HTML
6 20 (2.26%) CSS
6 20 (2.26%) Spring
7 19 (2.15%) Oracle Fusion
8 15 (1.70%) Middleware
8 15 (1.70%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (1.70%) XSLT
9 13 (1.47%) XML
10 11 (1.24%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.24%) OAuth
10 11 (1.24%) OAuth2
11 8 (0.90%) JSON
11 8 (0.90%) React
12 7 (0.79%) RESTful
13 6 (0.68%) Entity Framework
14 5 (0.57%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.20%) Data Centre
3 36 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.60%) Data Structures
6 15 (1.70%) Replication
7 12 (1.36%) User Experience
8 10 (1.13%) Derivative
9 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.79%) PKI
11 6 (0.68%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.68%) Clustering
11 6 (0.68%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.57%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 4 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 152 (17.19%) Windows
2 109 (12.33%) Linux
3 67 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (3.51%) Windows 10
5 25 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (2.49%) CentOS
6 22 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (2.15%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.92%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (1.24%) Debian
11 11 (1.24%) Unix
12 10 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.02%) AIX
14 5 (0.57%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.45%) Android
15 4 (0.45%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (11.65%) Test Automation
3 93 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
4 84 (9.50%) DevOps
5 83 (9.39%) ITIL
6 79 (8.94%) Migration
7 53 (6.00%) Scrum
8 52 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 50 (5.66%) Project Management
10 48 (5.43%) Unit Testing
11 46 (5.20%) Project Delivery
12 45 (5.09%) Test Scripting
13 43 (4.86%) Configuration Management
14 40 (4.52%) Service Management
15 38 (4.30%) ERP
16 36 (4.07%) Analytics
17 35 (3.96%) Data Modelling
17 35 (3.96%) ETL
17 35 (3.96%) System Testing
18 34 (3.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (14.93%) SQL
2 78 (8.82%) Python
3 72 (8.14%) Java
4 60 (6.79%) Shell Script
5 56 (6.33%) JavaScript
6 48 (5.43%) PL/SQL
7 40 (4.52%) C#
8 38 (4.30%) PowerShell
9 34 (3.85%) Perl
10 28 (3.17%) C++
11 27 (3.05%) C
12 22 (2.49%) PHP
13 10 (1.13%) VB
14 9 (1.02%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.90%) VBScript
16 7 (0.79%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.68%) MATLAB
18 4 (0.45%) TypeScript
19 3 (0.34%) R
19 3 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 884 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (8.71%) DV Cleared
3 57 (6.45%) Degree
4 44 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (4.52%) ISTQB
6 38 (4.30%) ISEB
7 29 (3.28%) CCNP
8 26 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (2.15%) Master's Degree
10 18 (2.04%) CCIE
11 16 (1.81%) CCNA
12 15 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (1.70%) CCDP
13 11 (1.24%) MCSE
13 11 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.13%) BC Cleared
15 7 (0.79%) MCSA
16 6 (0.68%) LPIC
16 6 (0.68%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.49%) QA
2 14 (1.58%) SLA
3 11 (1.24%) PMO
4 10 (1.13%) Def Stans
5 7 (0.79%) GDPR
5 7 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.45%) COBIT
8 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.34%) HAZOP
8 3 (0.34%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.34%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.23%) HL7
9 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.23%) WCAG
10 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 76 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 49 (5.54%) Docker
3 44 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (3.28%) vSphere
5 20 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.13%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.02%) HDFS
9 6 (0.68%) vCloud
9 6 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.45%) Firmware
11 4 (0.45%) Snort
11 4 (0.45%) UAG
11 4 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.45%) XenApp
12 3 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.34%) OCFS2
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 45 (5.09%) Ansible
2 41 (4.64%) SCCM
3 34 (3.85%) Kubernetes
4 32 (3.62%) Netcool
4 32 (3.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 30 (3.39%) Amdocs OSS
6 18 (2.04%) Terraform
7 13 (1.47%) HP ALM
8 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (1.13%) Puppet
9 9 (1.02%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.90%) SCOM
10 8 (0.90%) SCVMM
10 8 (0.90%) WSUS
11 7 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.68%) vRealize
13 5 (0.57%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 132 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 125 (14.14%) Oracle
3 86 (9.73%) Cisco
4 82 (9.28%) VMware
5 49 (5.54%) IBM
6 44 (4.98%) ServiceNow
7 42 (4.75%) Remedy
8 37 (4.19%) SAP
9 36 (4.07%) BMC
10 30 (3.39%) Cramer
10 30 (3.39%) Juniper
10 30 (3.39%) Siebel
10 30 (3.39%) xMatters
11 27 (3.05%) Citrix
12 26 (2.94%) HP
13 18 (2.04%) Palo Alto
14 16 (1.81%) Red Hat
15 15 (1.70%) Atlassian
16 14 (1.58%) F5
17 13 (1.47%) Huawei