Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 12 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 597 1,206 1,336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 17.13% 8.43% 8.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.51% 34.26% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 749 806
Median daily rate £490 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £318 £300 £225
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 130 79
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% +96.96%
10th Percentile £21.59 £14.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.63 £82.50 £57.36
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +90.91% -20.00%

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 1,159 3,520 3,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.26% 24.59% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 2,011 2,041
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £260 £231
90th Percentile £638 £594 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 235 215
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +77.78%
10th Percentile £20.21 £14.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.13 £81.50 £54.65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +46.94% -14.04%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +4 336 £488 +12.91% 55
Thames Valley +7 199 £500 +11.11% 19
Buckinghamshire +15 141 £525 +23.53% 4
Berkshire -10 57 £441 -1.94% 15
West Sussex +38 22 £523 +30.63%
Surrey +57 15 £525 +7.69% 9
Kent +33 14 £400 +17.65%
East Sussex +38 2 £763 +85.98% 3
Oxfordshire +40 1 £325 +85.71%
M4 Corridor +2 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 597 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 179 (29.98%) Oracle
3 108 (18.09%) SQL
4 96 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (15.41%) Public Sector
6 89 (14.91%) Windows
6 89 (14.91%) Linux
7 77 (12.90%) Migration
8 75 (12.56%) VMware
9 64 (10.72%) PL/SQL
10 57 (9.55%) DevOps
11 56 (9.38%) JIRA
12 54 (9.05%) Microsoft
12 54 (9.05%) DV Cleared
13 52 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (8.21%) Shell Script
15 47 (7.87%) Java
16 44 (7.37%) ERP
17 43 (7.20%) Python
17 43 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 42 (7.04%) Firewall
18 42 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
19 41 (6.87%) Windows Server
20 40 (6.70%) ITIL
21 39 (6.53%) SAP
22 37 (6.20%) Unit Testing
22 37 (6.20%) Azure
23 36 (6.03%) Data Migration
24 35 (5.86%) Jenkins
24 35 (5.86%) IBM

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 18 (3.02%) WebSphere
2 17 (2.85%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.68%) Confluence
3 16 (2.68%) JBoss
3 16 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (2.18%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.84%) Apache Geronimo
6 11 (1.84%) Apache TomEE
7 10 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.34%) IIS
8 8 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.17%) Apache
9 7 (1.17%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.67%) SAP EP
12 3 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 32 (5.36%) Oracle Payables
2 26 (4.36%) Oracle Cash Management
3 24 (4.02%) Oracle Receivables
4 12 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (1.51%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle Payroll
7 5 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle ASCP
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 2 (0.34%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.34%) SAP PLM
10 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.17%) Primavera
11 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.20%) Azure
2 32 (5.36%) AWS
3 19 (3.18%) GitHub
4 12 (2.01%) PaaS
5 10 (1.68%) Office 365
6 9 (1.51%) IaaS
7 7 (1.17%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.17%) SaaS
8 6 (1.01%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.84%) GCP
10 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.50%) Azure Stack
11 3 (0.50%) Yammer
12 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.17%) Apigee
13 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.17%) Boomi
13 1 (0.17%) Datadog
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.04%) Firewall
2 27 (4.52%) DNS
3 24 (4.02%) VLAN
4 19 (3.18%) WAN
5 18 (3.02%) Reverse Proxy
6 16 (2.68%) LAN
7 15 (2.51%) SNMP
7 15 (2.51%) VPN
8 13 (2.18%) DHCP
8 13 (2.18%) VSAN
9 12 (2.01%) Skype
10 11 (1.84%) SAN
11 10 (1.68%) BGP
11 10 (1.68%) OSPF
12 9 (1.51%) Internet
12 9 (1.51%) MPLS
12 9 (1.51%) Network Security
12 9 (1.51%) TCP/IP
13 8 (1.34%) IPsec
14 6 (1.01%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.36%) Oracle Reports
3 21 (3.52%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.18%) Big Data
6 15 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.84%) Apache Hive
8 11 (1.84%) GIS
8 11 (1.84%) Impala
8 11 (1.84%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (1.34%) SAP HANA
10 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.01%) Power BI
12 5 (0.84%) DataStage
12 5 (0.84%) DB2
12 5 (0.84%) MySQL
12 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 56 (9.38%) JIRA
2 35 (5.86%) Jenkins
3 34 (5.70%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.18%) GitLab
5 18 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (1.51%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.84%) Ant
8 5 (0.84%) Selenium
9 4 (0.67%) Subversion
10 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.50%) Hudson
10 3 (0.50%) Maven
10 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.34%) JMeter
11 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.34%) Ranorex
11 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 92 (15.41%) Public Sector
2 30 (5.03%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.36%) General Ledger
4 23 (3.85%) Finance
5 15 (2.51%) Electronics
5 15 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.01%) Marketing
7 9 (1.51%) Police
8 8 (1.34%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.01%) Military
10 5 (0.84%) Law
10 5 (0.84%) Legal
11 4 (0.67%) Billing
12 3 (0.50%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.34%) Fire and Rescue
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (14.91%) Developer
2 63 (10.55%) Architect
3 59 (9.88%) Analyst
4 47 (7.87%) Consultant
5 26 (4.36%) Oracle Specialist
6 23 (3.85%) Oracle Consultant
7 20 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
7 20 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (3.18%) DBA
8 19 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (2.85%) Data Engineer
9 17 (2.85%) Network Engineer
9 17 (2.85%) Technical Developer
10 16 (2.68%) Administrator
10 16 (2.68%) Java Developer
11 14 (2.35%) Business Analyst
11 14 (2.35%) Cloud Architect
12 13 (2.18%) ERP Developer
12 13 (2.18%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.52%) Oracle Fusion
2 23 (3.85%) RESTful
3 22 (3.69%) HTML
3 22 (3.69%) REST
4 21 (3.52%) CSS
5 14 (2.35%) Middleware
6 13 (2.18%) IBM Integration Bus
6 13 (2.18%) Web Services
6 13 (2.18%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (2.01%) JSON
7 12 (2.01%) Spring
8 11 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (1.68%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.68%) gRPC
9 10 (1.68%) Swagger
10 9 (1.51%) XML
11 8 (1.34%) Node.js
11 8 (1.34%) OpenLayers
11 8 (1.34%) React
12 7 (1.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.18%) Public Cloud
5 10 (1.68%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.51%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.51%) Replication
7 8 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.17%) Clustering
8 7 (1.17%) PKI
8 7 (1.17%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.17%) User Experience
9 6 (1.01%) Augmented Reality
9 6 (1.01%) e-Learning
9 6 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.84%) IBM Storwize
10 5 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (14.91%) Linux
1 89 (14.91%) Windows
2 43 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 41 (6.87%) Windows Server
4 26 (4.36%) Windows 10
5 24 (4.02%) Unix
6 19 (3.18%) CentOS
6 19 (3.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (2.85%) AIX
8 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.34%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) Android
13 1 (0.17%) HPUX
13 1 (0.17%) SUSE
13 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (12.90%) Migration
3 57 (9.55%) DevOps
4 44 (7.37%) ERP
5 42 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (6.70%) ITIL
7 37 (6.20%) Unit Testing
8 36 (6.03%) Data Migration
9 35 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (5.03%) Configuration Management
11 30 (5.03%) Programme Management
12 28 (4.69%) ETL
12 28 (4.69%) Test Automation
13 27 (4.52%) Data Modelling
13 27 (4.52%) Microservices
14 26 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
14 26 (4.36%) Service Management
15 25 (4.19%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (18.09%) SQL
2 64 (10.72%) PL/SQL
3 49 (8.21%) Shell Script
4 47 (7.87%) Java
5 43 (7.20%) Python
6 33 (5.53%) PowerShell
7 31 (5.19%) JavaScript
8 25 (4.19%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.52%) C
10 16 (2.68%) C#
11 10 (1.68%) Go
11 10 (1.68%) Scala
12 8 (1.34%) Perl
13 7 (1.17%) Java 8
14 6 (1.01%) C++
14 6 (1.01%) Ruby
15 5 (0.84%) R
15 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.67%) VBScript
17 2 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 597 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (9.05%) DV Cleared
3 18 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.68%) Degree
4 10 (1.68%) ISTQB
4 10 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.17%) CCNA
7 6 (1.01%) BC Cleared
7 6 (1.01%) CCNP
7 6 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.67%) CCDP
9 4 (0.67%) CCIP
9 4 (0.67%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (0.67%) CISSP
9 4 (0.67%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.67%) ISEB
9 4 (0.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.02%) QA
2 4 (0.67%) NCSC
2 4 (0.67%) PMO
3 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.50%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.50%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) NIST
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (5.53%) vSphere
3 27 (4.52%) Docker
4 24 (4.02%) Active Directory
5 14 (2.35%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.17%) Firmware
7 7 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.01%) HDFS
8 6 (1.01%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.50%) XenApp
10 2 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.34%) NFS
10 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.17%) GFS2
11 1 (0.17%) Snort
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.17%) vCloud
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 31 (5.19%) Ansible
1 31 (5.19%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.85%) Puppet
3 21 (3.52%) Terraform
4 19 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (3.18%) Packer
5 12 (2.01%) SCCM
6 10 (1.68%) Grafana
6 10 (1.68%) Prometheus
6 10 (1.68%) ZABBIX
7 8 (1.34%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.01%) Istio
10 5 (0.84%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.84%) SCOM
11 4 (0.67%) Nessus
11 4 (0.67%) Netcool
11 4 (0.67%) vRealize
12 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 179 (29.98%) Oracle
2 75 (12.56%) VMware
3 54 (9.05%) Microsoft
4 39 (6.53%) SAP
5 35 (5.86%) IBM
6 29 (4.86%) Red Hat
7 26 (4.36%) Cisco
8 18 (3.02%) Atlassian
8 18 (3.02%) Juniper
9 17 (2.85%) Dell
10 15 (2.51%) Splunk
11 12 (2.01%) Ariba
12 11 (1.84%) EMC
13 8 (1.34%) BMC
13 8 (1.34%) McAfee
13 8 (1.34%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.17%) Brocade
14 7 (1.17%) Cloudera
14 7 (1.17%) Veeam
15 6 (1.01%) Google