Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1217 1574 1918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.23% 9.41% 10.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.65% 36.44% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 1048 1292
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £195 £285 £271
90th Percentile £550 £538 £533
England median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 85 52
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.55% -3.75% +110.53%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £46.17 £53.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -37.67% - +57.89%

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 3727 4319 5144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.13% 25.83% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2122 2645 3060
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 217 248
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £34.00 £29.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.29% +13.52% +76.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.71 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.53
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -1 596 £425 +10.03% 17
Thames Valley -9 480 £415 -2.35% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 241 £416 -7.56% 3
Berkshire -11 216 £425 +5.59% 4
Surrey -42 65 £463 +2.78% 5
West Sussex -3 28 £450 -5.26% 5
Oxfordshire +21 20 £355 +69.05% 1
Middlesex +4 7 £419 +39.58%
East Sussex +3 7 £111 -79.36% 2
Kent -17 7 £115 -69.74% 2
Home Counties -4 3 - -
M4 Corridor -5 1 £300 -33.33%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1217 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 263 (21.61%) Windows
3 227 (18.65%) Microsoft
4 169 (13.89%) ITIL
5 152 (12.49%) Linux
6 150 (12.33%) VMware
7 135 (11.09%) DV Cleared
8 134 (11.01%) Cisco
9 131 (10.76%) Active Directory
10 110 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
11 108 (8.87%) SQL
12 100 (8.22%) Finance
13 97 (7.97%) Oracle
14 96 (7.89%) Firewall
15 92 (7.56%) Project Management
16 85 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
17 83 (6.82%) Service Management
17 83 (6.82%) Migration
17 83 (6.82%) DevOps
18 80 (6.57%) Java
19 74 (6.08%) Telecoms
20 72 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
21 70 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
22 69 (5.67%) HP
22 69 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
23 68 (5.59%) SharePoint
23 68 (5.59%) Unix
24 65 (5.34%) Data Centre
25 62 (5.09%) Windows Server
25 62 (5.09%) PowerShell

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 68 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.14%) IIS
4 23 (1.89%) Apache
5 20 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.56%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.48%) JBoss
8 15 (1.23%) nginx
8 15 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.66%) MS Project Server
10 8 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 85 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (3.86%) Microsoft Project
3 38 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.82%) Acrobat
6 10 (0.82%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (0.41%) SPSS
8 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.082%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
3 16 (1.31%) Primavera
4 7 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.16%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.082%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 62 (5.09%) Office 365
2 37 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (2.79%) IaaS
5 24 (1.97%) PaaS
6 8 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.33%) GitHub
7 4 (0.33%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.33%) SaaS
7 4 (0.33%) Serverless
8 2 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.082%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 96 (7.89%) Firewall
2 54 (4.44%) LAN
2 54 (4.44%) WAN
3 42 (3.45%) DNS
4 33 (2.71%) Wireless
5 27 (2.22%) Internet
6 26 (2.14%) BGP
6 26 (2.14%) VPN
7 25 (2.05%) Network Security
8 23 (1.89%) OSPF
9 22 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (1.56%) TCP/IP
12 18 (1.48%) SAN
13 16 (1.31%) Cisco ISE
14 15 (1.23%) DAB
15 14 (1.15%) MPLS
15 14 (1.15%) Skype
15 14 (1.15%) Structured Cabling
15 14 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.05%) Oracle Database
3 19 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 16 (1.31%) Hadoop
6 15 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.66%) Big Data
11 8 (0.66%) DB2
12 7 (0.58%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
15 4 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.33%) Redis
15 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (1.40%) Selenium
6 16 (1.31%) JIRA
7 15 (1.23%) Eclipse
8 14 (1.15%) Ant
9 13 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
9 13 (1.07%) SoapUI
10 12 (0.99%) HP UFT
10 12 (0.99%) SpecFlow
10 12 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (0.90%) TestNG
12 9 (0.74%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.58%) AdminStudio
13 7 (0.58%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.58%) MSI
14 6 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 100 (8.22%) Finance
2 74 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.63%) Military
4 17 (1.40%) Electronics
5 12 (0.99%) Aerospace
6 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 10 (0.82%) Marketing
7 6 (0.49%) Retail
8 4 (0.33%) Legal
9 3 (0.25%) Banking
10 2 (0.16%) Advertising
10 2 (0.16%) Local Government
10 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.082%) Automotive
11 1 (0.082%) Back Office
11 1 (0.082%) Billing
11 1 (0.082%) French Language
11 1 (0.082%) Games
Job Titles
1 154 (12.65%) Architect
2 136 (11.18%) Analyst
3 87 (7.15%) Developer
4 85 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 77 (6.33%) Consultant
6 49 (4.03%) Network Engineer
7 44 (3.62%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 39 (3.20%) Support Engineer
9 38 (3.12%) Business Analyst
10 35 (2.88%) Network Architect
11 30 (2.47%) Administrator
12 26 (2.14%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 25 (2.05%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (1.97%) Service Manager
15 22 (1.81%) Software Engineer
16 21 (1.73%) Desktop Support
16 21 (1.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 21 (1.73%) Test Engineer
17 20 (1.64%) 3rd Line Support
17 20 (1.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.53%) .NET
2 35 (2.88%) Web Services
3 21 (1.73%) HTML
4 16 (1.31%) CSS
5 15 (1.23%) SOAP
5 15 (1.23%) XML
6 13 (1.07%) Middleware
7 12 (0.99%) ASP.NET
7 12 (0.99%) SAPUI5
8 11 (0.90%) JSON
8 11 (0.90%) REST
9 10 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (0.82%) HTML5
10 8 (0.66%) RESTful
10 8 (0.66%) SAP Fiori
11 7 (0.58%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.49%) CSS3
12 6 (0.49%) React
12 6 (0.49%) Spring
12 6 (0.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 48 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.64%) PKI
6 17 (1.40%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 12 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (0.99%) User Experience
9 10 (0.82%) Smart Meter
10 9 (0.74%) Clustering
10 9 (0.74%) CMDB
10 9 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.66%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.58%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.58%) CCTV
12 7 (0.58%) CESG
12 7 (0.58%) FlexPod
12 7 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 263 (21.61%) Windows
2 152 (12.49%) Linux
3 68 (5.59%) Unix
4 62 (5.09%) Windows Server
5 58 (4.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (4.68%) Windows 10
7 44 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (3.12%) Windows 7
11 24 (1.97%) Solaris
12 14 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.99%) AIX
14 9 (0.74%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.74%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.66%) Android
16 7 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.58%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.25%) CentOS
18 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (13.89%) ITIL
2 110 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (7.56%) Project Management
4 83 (6.82%) DevOps
4 83 (6.82%) Migration
4 83 (6.82%) Service Management
5 70 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 57 (4.68%) PRINCE2
7 55 (4.52%) Test Automation
8 44 (3.62%) Change Management
8 44 (3.62%) Service Delivery
9 41 (3.37%) ITIL V3
10 39 (3.20%) Software Engineering
11 37 (3.04%) ITSM
12 34 (2.79%) Scrum
12 34 (2.79%) Validation
13 33 (2.71%) SDLC
14 32 (2.63%) Collaborative Working
14 32 (2.63%) Programme Management
15 31 (2.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 108 (8.87%) SQL
2 80 (6.57%) Java
3 62 (5.09%) PowerShell
4 39 (3.20%) Python
5 35 (2.88%) C#
6 30 (2.47%) C++
7 29 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 27 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 27 (2.22%) C
9 23 (1.89%) Perl
10 19 (1.56%) Ruby
11 13 (1.07%) F#
11 13 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.99%) Ada
12 12 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.66%) Scala
15 6 (0.49%) ABAP
15 6 (0.49%) PHP
16 4 (0.33%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1217 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 135 (11.09%) DV Cleared
3 55 (4.52%) Degree
4 40 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (2.71%) CCNP
6 25 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 24 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.64%) CCNA
9 20 (1.64%) CISSP
9 20 (1.64%) MCSE
10 15 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.07%) MCSA
12 12 (0.99%) CCIE
12 12 (0.99%) ISEB
12 12 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.90%) CCDP
13 11 (0.90%) CCSA
13 11 (0.90%) CCSE
13 11 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.12%) SLA
2 36 (2.96%) QA
3 31 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (2.14%) PMO
5 16 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 15 (1.23%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.74%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.49%) P3O
9 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 3 (0.25%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.25%) GDPR
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.16%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.16%) TickIT
12 1 (0.082%) BS25999
12 1 (0.082%) GAAP
12 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 131 (10.76%) Active Directory
2 72 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.38%) vSphere
4 26 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.23%) VMware NSX
6 13 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
7 12 (0.99%) Docker
8 11 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.82%) flannel
10 9 (0.74%) BitLocker
10 9 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.74%) ProxySG
10 9 (0.74%) Xen
11 7 (0.58%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.49%) Sendmail
12 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.25%) Firmware
15 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 58 (4.77%) SCCM
2 44 (3.62%) Puppet
3 31 (2.55%) SCOM
4 25 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
5 24 (1.97%) Ansible
6 19 (1.56%) SCSM
7 17 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (1.07%) Kubernetes
9 12 (0.99%) Prometheus
9 12 (0.99%) vCenter Server
10 11 (0.90%) Terraform
11 10 (0.82%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.74%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.74%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.58%) OVSD
13 7 (0.58%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.49%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 227 (18.65%) Microsoft
2 150 (12.33%) VMware
3 134 (11.01%) Cisco
4 97 (7.97%) Oracle
5 69 (5.67%) HP
6 58 (4.77%) Red Hat
7 50 (4.11%) Juniper
8 49 (4.03%) SAP
9 43 (3.53%) McAfee
10 38 (3.12%) Citrix
11 30 (2.47%) SolarWinds
12 26 (2.14%) CheckPoint
12 26 (2.14%) NetApp
13 21 (1.73%) F5
14 20 (1.64%) Remedy
15 19 (1.56%) ServiceNow
16 16 (1.31%) Forcepoint
17 15 (1.23%) EMC
17 15 (1.23%) Splunk
18 14 (1.15%) Symantec