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 27 June 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 625 973 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.06% 10.82% 9.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.40% 38.49% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 599 564
Median daily rate £415 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +3.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 37 36
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £27.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -53.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.53 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 1871 2528 2322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.13% 28.11% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1028 1481 1310
Median daily rate £405 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 100 118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.18 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 0 331 £425 +13.33% 31
Buckinghamshire 0 133 £400 -5.88% 2
Berkshire -11 99 £375 -10.71% 10
Surrey -41 26 £465 -4.61% 6
West Sussex +11 23 £333 -24.43% 1
Oxfordshire -4 5 £355 -17.44% 1
Kent 0 4 £133 +32.33%
East Sussex +2 2 £353 -39.48%
Home Counties - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1488 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 326 (21.91%) Windows
3 293 (19.69%) Microsoft
4 281 (18.88%) ITIL
5 222 (14.92%) Cisco
6 207 (13.91%) Linux
7 188 (12.63%) DV Cleared
8 176 (11.83%) VMware
9 163 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
10 160 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
11 159 (10.69%) Firewall
12 158 (10.62%) SQL
13 143 (9.61%) Active Directory
14 142 (9.54%) Finance
15 139 (9.34%) Service Management
15 139 (9.34%) Oracle
16 126 (8.47%) CCNP
17 111 (7.46%) LAN
18 110 (7.39%) HP
18 110 (7.39%) Project Management
19 109 (7.33%) WAN
20 105 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
21 104 (6.99%) Java
21 104 (6.99%) Unix
22 103 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
23 102 (6.85%) Red Hat
24 99 (6.65%) SharePoint
25 96 (6.45%) Telecoms
26 93 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 93 (6.25%) Data Centre

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 99 (6.65%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.63%) JBoss
3 34 (2.28%) MS Exchange
4 31 (2.08%) IIS
5 30 (2.02%) Tomcat
6 29 (1.95%) WebSphere
7 27 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 25 (1.68%) Skype for Business
9 23 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (1.34%) Apache
11 16 (1.08%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.94%) TPMS
12 14 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (0.87%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.74%) Apache Geronimo
14 11 (0.74%) Apache TomEE
15 10 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 105 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (3.97%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.067%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.47%) SAP GTS
7 6 (0.40%) LabWindows
7 6 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.20%) HFM
9 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
11 1 (0.067%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 1 (0.067%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.067%) Primavera
11 1 (0.067%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 72 (4.84%) Office 365
2 40 (2.69%) IaaS
3 31 (2.08%) PaaS
4 24 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.47%) GitHub
7 5 (0.34%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.34%) SaaS
8 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.13%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.067%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.067%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.067%) iTunes
10 1 (0.067%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 159 (10.69%) Firewall
2 111 (7.46%) LAN
3 109 (7.33%) WAN
4 81 (5.44%) Wireless
5 53 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
6 52 (3.49%) BGP
7 50 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 42 (2.82%) OSPF
8 42 (2.82%) VPN
9 41 (2.76%) TCP/IP
10 39 (2.62%) VLAN
11 30 (2.02%) BIG-IP
12 28 (1.88%) DHCP
13 27 (1.81%) Internet
14 26 (1.75%) Network Security
15 23 (1.55%) MPLS
16 22 (1.48%) SAN
16 22 (1.48%) VoIP
17 21 (1.41%) DNS
17 21 (1.41%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 40 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
6 23 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 19 (1.28%) Hadoop
8 18 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
10 16 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
10 16 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.08%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (0.87%) Oracle OWB
12 13 (0.87%) Redis
12 13 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 32 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 30 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
6 22 (1.48%) Selenium
7 19 (1.28%) HP UFT
8 17 (1.14%) MSI
9 16 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (1.01%) Toad
11 13 (0.87%) JIRA
12 11 (0.74%) Maven
12 11 (0.74%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.67%) Subversion
13 10 (0.67%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (0.47%) Ant
15 7 (0.47%) ClearCase
15 7 (0.47%) Eclipse
General
1 142 (9.54%) Finance
2 96 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 48 (3.23%) Military
4 33 (2.22%) Electronics
5 31 (2.08%) Legal
6 24 (1.61%) Marketing
7 23 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.28%) Aerospace
9 13 (0.87%) Law
10 8 (0.54%) Billing
11 6 (0.40%) Local Government
12 4 (0.27%) Publishing
13 2 (0.13%) Avionics
13 2 (0.13%) Back Office
13 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 198 (13.31%) Architect
2 129 (8.67%) Analyst
3 121 (8.13%) Developer
4 110 (7.39%) Consultant
5 89 (5.98%) Network Engineer
6 75 (5.04%) Project Manager
7 42 (2.82%) Network Architect
7 42 (2.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 42 (2.82%) Support Engineer
8 37 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
8 37 (2.49%) Technical Architect
9 33 (2.22%) Software Engineer
9 33 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
10 32 (2.15%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 30 (2.02%) Security Consultant
12 29 (1.95%) DBA
12 29 (1.95%) Java Developer
12 29 (1.95%) Service Architect
13 27 (1.81%) 3rd Line Support
13 27 (1.81%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (3.76%) .NET
2 47 (3.16%) Web Services
3 39 (2.62%) CSS
3 39 (2.62%) HTML
4 37 (2.49%) XML
5 26 (1.75%) Middleware
6 24 (1.61%) ActiveMQ
7 22 (1.48%) SOAP
7 22 (1.48%) WCF
8 21 (1.41%) .NET Framework
9 18 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (1.14%) IBM Integration Bus
10 17 (1.14%) REST
10 17 (1.14%) RESTful
10 17 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
11 15 (1.01%) Java EE
12 12 (0.81%) Apache Camel
12 12 (0.81%) ASP.NET
12 12 (0.81%) Spring
13 10 (0.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 70 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.08%) PKI
5 26 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.21%) Smart Meter
7 14 (0.94%) Driving Licence
8 13 (0.87%) Public Cloud
9 12 (0.81%) CESG
9 12 (0.81%) Clustering
10 11 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (0.67%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.60%) PMI
12 9 (0.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 8 (0.54%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.54%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.54%) EMC VMAX
13 8 (0.54%) EMC VNX
13 8 (0.54%) Replication
13 8 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 326 (21.91%) Windows
2 207 (13.91%) Linux
3 104 (6.99%) Unix
4 93 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (5.58%) Windows Server
6 74 (4.97%) Windows 10
6 74 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (2.82%) Windows 7
10 38 (2.55%) AIX
11 36 (2.42%) Windows Vista
12 29 (1.95%) CentOS
13 19 (1.28%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.01%) Debian
15 11 (0.74%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.54%) Android
17 7 (0.47%) Solaris
17 7 (0.47%) SUSE
17 7 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (18.88%) ITIL
2 163 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (9.34%) Service Management
4 110 (7.39%) Project Management
5 90 (6.05%) Migration
6 89 (5.98%) DevOps
7 70 (4.70%) Programme Management
8 68 (4.57%) Service Delivery
9 67 (4.50%) Configuration Management
10 65 (4.37%) PRINCE2
11 64 (4.30%) Software Engineering
12 61 (4.10%) ITSM
13 60 (4.03%) Change Management
14 57 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 56 (3.76%) Test Automation
16 55 (3.70%) ITIL V3
17 53 (3.56%) Service Design
18 52 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
19 49 (3.29%) CRM
20 48 (3.23%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 158 (10.62%) SQL
2 104 (6.99%) Java
3 61 (4.10%) C
4 60 (4.03%) JavaScript
5 59 (3.97%) PowerShell
6 54 (3.63%) C++
7 48 (3.23%) Python
8 45 (3.02%) Bash Shell
9 43 (2.89%) C#
10 24 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.21%) Ada
11 18 (1.21%) F#
11 18 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.21%) VB
12 14 (0.94%) VBScript
13 13 (0.87%) Perl
13 13 (0.87%) Ruby
14 6 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.34%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1488 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 188 (12.63%) DV Cleared
3 160 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
4 126 (8.47%) CCNP
5 65 (4.37%) Degree
6 49 (3.29%) CCNA
7 45 (3.02%) CCIE
8 42 (2.82%) CCDP
9 39 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (2.15%) CCSA
11 29 (1.95%) CCSE
11 29 (1.95%) CISSP
12 28 (1.88%) JNCIA
13 27 (1.81%) RHCE
14 25 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
15 23 (1.55%) CCIP
15 23 (1.55%) ISEB
15 23 (1.55%) JNCIE
16 21 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (1.34%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.90%) SLA
2 51 (3.43%) PMO
3 32 (2.15%) QA
4 26 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.94%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 9 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.54%) RMADS
8 7 (0.47%) Def Stans
9 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.27%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.27%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.20%) EFQM
11 3 (0.20%) GPG13
12 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.13%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 2 (0.13%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 143 (9.61%) Active Directory
2 103 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.49%) Hyper-V
3 37 (2.49%) vSphere
4 21 (1.41%) Docker
5 20 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
9 11 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 11 (0.74%) XenApp
10 10 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.34%) UAG
11 5 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.27%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 61 (4.10%) Puppet
2 48 (3.23%) SCCM
3 37 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (2.08%) Ansible
5 23 (1.55%) FortiGate
6 22 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 18 (1.21%) SELinux
8 16 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (1.08%) SCOM
9 15 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
10 14 (0.94%) OVSD
11 11 (0.74%) Cobbler
11 11 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
11 11 (0.74%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 10 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.60%) AppDNA
13 9 (0.60%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.60%) logstash
13 9 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 293 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 222 (14.92%) Cisco
3 176 (11.83%) VMware
4 139 (9.34%) Oracle
5 110 (7.39%) HP
6 102 (6.85%) Red Hat
7 73 (4.91%) F5
8 63 (4.23%) Juniper
9 61 (4.10%) SAP
10 60 (4.03%) Citrix
11 49 (3.29%) CheckPoint
12 41 (2.76%) IBM
13 39 (2.62%) McAfee
14 33 (2.22%) Remedy
15 29 (1.95%) Riverbed
16 28 (1.88%) Fortinet
17 27 (1.81%) Aruba
18 22 (1.48%) CA
19 19 (1.28%) Palo Alto
20 17 (1.14%) EMC
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