Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 11 12
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 596 1,056 1,387
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 13.92% 8.96% 8.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.33% 36.26% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 649 877
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £575 £612
England median daily rate £485 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 111 67
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.97 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.19% +19.93% +128.57%
10th Percentile £15.59 £17.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.25 £82.50 £64.65
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £37.55
% change year-on-year +17.65% +13.18% +100.80%

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 1,408 2,912 3,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.88% 24.69% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 1,654 2,121
Median daily rate £460 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.05% +2.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £226 £240
90th Percentile £627 £588 £585
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 194 188
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.21 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.00% +9.89% +57.89%
10th Percentile £14.72 £15.03 £13.03
90th Percentile £58.53 £78.75 £57.38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year +21.67% +31.50% +16.89%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 +2 348 £475 +5.56% 55
Thames Valley -3 156 £483 +8.92% 18
Buckinghamshire +11 90 £550 +32.53% 4
Berkshire -15 62 £450 - 13
Surrey +46 51 £475 -5.00% 11
West Sussex +12 14 £425 -0.70% 8
Kent +21 6 £334 -1.89%
East Sussex +28 4 £725 +76.83%
Oxfordshire +24 4 £375 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 596 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 128 (21.48%) Linux
3 127 (21.31%) Windows
4 108 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (16.11%) DevOps
6 94 (15.77%) Oracle
7 85 (14.26%) Cisco
8 84 (14.09%) VMware
9 81 (13.59%) Firewall
10 68 (11.41%) Microsoft
11 67 (11.24%) Ansible
12 65 (10.91%) Cybersecurity
13 62 (10.40%) Active Directory
14 60 (10.07%) Public Sector
15 58 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 58 (9.73%) DV Cleared
16 53 (8.89%) SQL
17 52 (8.72%) JIRA
18 50 (8.39%) Azure
19 48 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 48 (8.05%) Docker
20 46 (7.72%) Windows Server
20 46 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 44 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
21 44 (7.38%) Dell
22 43 (7.21%) Kubernetes
23 42 (7.05%) Project Delivery
24 41 (6.88%) Red Hat
25 40 (6.71%) vSphere
26 39 (6.54%) 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 23 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.85%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.68%) Apache
4 11 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.17%) JBoss
7 7 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.01%) Apache Geronimo
8 6 (1.01%) Apache TomEE
8 6 (1.01%) Confluence
8 6 (1.01%) IIS
9 4 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.67%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.17%) nginx
12 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Simulink
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.39%) Azure
2 32 (5.37%) AWS
3 26 (4.36%) Office 365
4 22 (3.69%) IaaS
5 13 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.18%) GitHub
5 13 (2.18%) PaaS
6 7 (1.17%) SaaS
7 5 (0.84%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.67%) Azure Stack
8 4 (0.67%) GCP
8 4 (0.67%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.34%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.34%) Serverless
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) Datadog
10 1 (0.17%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.17%) ShareGate
10 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 81 (13.59%) Firewall
2 36 (6.04%) Network Security
3 35 (5.87%) VSAN
4 29 (4.87%) DNS
4 29 (4.87%) WAN
5 28 (4.70%) Internet
6 26 (4.36%) VLAN
7 19 (3.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (3.02%) LAN
9 16 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (2.68%) Ethernet
10 15 (2.52%) DHCP
11 14 (2.35%) BGP
11 14 (2.35%) TCP/IP
12 13 (2.18%) VPN
13 12 (2.01%) Reverse Proxy
14 11 (1.85%) OSPF
15 10 (1.68%) SNMP
16 9 (1.51%) Skype
17 7 (1.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.53%) Hadoop
3 25 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.52%) Oracle Database
5 18 (3.02%) Big Data
6 15 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (2.18%) Apache Hive
7 13 (2.18%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
9 9 (1.51%) Apache Accumulo
9 9 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.51%) HBase
10 7 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.01%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.84%) DataStage
13 4 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.67%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.50%) Impala
14 3 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 52 (8.72%) JIRA
2 34 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 21 (3.52%) Oracle APEX
4 19 (3.19%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.35%) GitLab
6 13 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.84%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.84%) Selenium
9 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.50%) JMeter
9 3 (0.50%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.50%) Maven
9 3 (0.50%) Subversion
10 2 (0.34%) FishEye
10 2 (0.34%) JUnit
10 2 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.34%) TestNG
11 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.17%) SilkPerformer
General
1 60 (10.07%) Public Sector
2 35 (5.87%) Finance
3 25 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.35%) Aerospace
5 10 (1.68%) Electronics
6 7 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.17%) Military
7 5 (0.84%) Marketing
8 3 (0.50%) Billing
8 3 (0.50%) Fire and Rescue
9 2 (0.34%) Avionics
9 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.34%) Law
9 2 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (13.09%) Architect
2 76 (12.75%) Analyst
3 58 (9.73%) Developer
4 47 (7.89%) Consultant
5 40 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (3.86%) Network Engineer
9 16 (2.68%) Business Analyst
10 15 (2.52%) Project Manager
11 14 (2.35%) Oracle Developer
12 13 (2.18%) Designer
12 13 (2.18%) Technical Architect
12 13 (2.18%) Test Manager
13 12 (2.01%) Cloud Architect
13 12 (2.01%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (2.01%) Oracle Consultant
13 12 (2.01%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (1.85%) Senior Analyst
15 10 (1.68%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.36%) Oracle Fusion
2 20 (3.36%) JSON
3 18 (3.02%) HTML
3 18 (3.02%) React
4 16 (2.68%) REST
5 14 (2.35%) CSS
6 12 (2.01%) Node.js
7 10 (1.68%) RESTful
8 9 (1.51%) Kafka
8 9 (1.51%) Spring
9 8 (1.34%) Apache NiFi
9 8 (1.34%) GraphQL
9 8 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (1.17%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.17%) LDAP
10 7 (1.17%) Web Services
10 7 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (1.17%) XML
11 6 (1.01%) IBM Integration Bus
11 6 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.21%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 16 (2.68%) Public Cloud
5 15 (2.52%) PKI
6 13 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.51%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.34%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.34%) Replication
10 6 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.01%) User Experience
11 5 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.67%) Clustering
12 4 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.50%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 128 (21.48%) Linux
2 127 (21.31%) Windows
3 48 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (7.72%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.19%) CentOS
5 25 (4.19%) Ubuntu
5 25 (4.19%) Windows 10
6 18 (3.02%) Unix
7 14 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.67%) Android
11 4 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.50%) AIX
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.17%) SUSE
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (16.11%) DevOps
3 65 (10.91%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 42 (7.05%) Project Delivery
6 39 (6.54%) Scrum
7 38 (6.38%) SIEM
8 37 (6.21%) Migration
9 36 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (5.54%) Programme Management
10 33 (5.54%) Test Automation
11 31 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (5.03%) Configuration Management
13 29 (4.87%) Service Management
14 27 (4.53%) Converged Infrastructure
14 27 (4.53%) ERP
14 27 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (4.36%) Analytics
15 26 (4.36%) ITIL
16 25 (4.19%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 53 (8.89%) SQL
2 35 (5.87%) JavaScript
3 31 (5.20%) Java
3 31 (5.20%) PowerShell
4 29 (4.87%) C
5 25 (4.19%) Python
6 23 (3.86%) Bash Shell
7 19 (3.19%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.01%) Ruby
9 10 (1.68%) C#
9 10 (1.68%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.34%) C++
11 6 (1.01%) Go
11 6 (1.01%) VBScript
12 5 (0.84%) Perl
12 5 (0.84%) VB
12 5 (0.84%) VBA
13 4 (0.67%) Scala
14 3 (0.50%) Java 8
14 3 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 596 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.73%) DV Cleared
3 20 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (2.35%) CCNA
6 12 (2.01%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.68%) CCNP
7 10 (1.68%) CISSP
7 10 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.34%) Degree
8 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.01%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (0.84%) CIMA
10 5 (0.84%) MCSE
11 4 (0.67%) ACCA
11 4 (0.67%) HND
11 4 (0.67%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.53%) NCSC
1 27 (4.53%) NIST
2 20 (3.36%) QA
3 19 (3.19%) SLA
4 8 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.34%) GDPR
4 8 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.50%) PMO
8 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.34%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.17%) IFRS
9 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 62 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 58 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (8.05%) Docker
4 40 (6.71%) vSphere
5 36 (6.04%) VMware NSX
6 27 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (3.52%) HDFS
8 10 (1.68%) Hyper-V
9 8 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.01%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.50%) NFS
11 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.34%) vCloud
12 2 (0.34%) XenApp
12 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.17%) KVM
13 1 (0.17%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 67 (11.24%) Ansible
2 43 (7.21%) Kubernetes
3 34 (5.70%) vCenter Server
4 31 (5.20%) Puppet
5 25 (4.19%) Terraform
6 20 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (3.02%) vRealize
8 14 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (2.18%) SCCM
10 12 (2.01%) Hadoop YARN
10 12 (2.01%) Packer
11 8 (1.34%) Oozie
11 8 (1.34%) ZABBIX
12 7 (1.17%) Nessus
13 6 (1.01%) Grafana
13 6 (1.01%) Istio
13 6 (1.01%) Prometheus
14 5 (0.84%) CFEngine
14 5 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 94 (15.77%) Oracle
2 85 (14.26%) Cisco
3 84 (14.09%) VMware
4 68 (11.41%) Microsoft
5 44 (7.38%) Dell
6 41 (6.88%) Red Hat
7 35 (5.87%) Splunk
8 33 (5.54%) Fortinet
9 29 (4.87%) Palo Alto
10 26 (4.36%) EMC
11 22 (3.69%) LogRhythm
12 21 (3.52%) Juniper
13 17 (2.85%) SAP
14 16 (2.68%) IBM
15 14 (2.35%) Atlassian
15 14 (2.35%) HP
16 13 (2.18%) Veeam
17 12 (2.01%) Adobe
18 9 (1.51%) McAfee
19 6 (1.01%) Citrix