Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 22 12
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,370 1,223 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.29% 7.26% 9.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.01% 32.16% 36.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 766 1,053
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.00% +0.13%
10th Percentile £232 £198 £285
90th Percentile £600 £539 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 90 84
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £17.64 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.82% -55.07% +4.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.50 £46.31 £53.38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £31.25
% change year-on-year +87.17% -40.16% +4.17%

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 3,702 3,803 4,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.41% 22.57% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,060 2,162 2,682
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £255
90th Percentile £579 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.76% +0.24% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 219 219
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +24.77%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.97
90th Percentile £54.74 £50.00 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year -2.69% +0.75% +10.87%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 -1 678 £438 +6.71% 126
Thames Valley +5 471 £400 -3.61% 67
Buckinghamshire +1 234 £363 -12.76% 19
Berkshire -1 223 £438 +2.94% 43
Surrey +28 132 £500 +11.11% 36
West Sussex +27 57 £525 +16.67% 12
Oxfordshire +7 14 £400 +12.68% 5
Kent +6 8 £138 +19.57% 5
East Sussex -10 6 £475 +326.12% 1
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 1
Sussex - 1 £400 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 1,370 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 305 (22.26%) Windows
3 247 (18.03%) Microsoft
4 234 (17.08%) Linux
5 232 (16.93%) ITIL
6 216 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
7 190 (13.87%) Oracle
8 180 (13.14%) Active Directory
9 155 (11.31%) VMware
10 151 (11.02%) SQL
10 151 (11.02%) DV Cleared
11 145 (10.58%) Cisco
12 131 (9.56%) Java
13 122 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
14 120 (8.76%) Python
14 120 (8.76%) Finance
15 119 (8.69%) Service Management
15 119 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
16 115 (8.39%) DevOps
17 108 (7.88%) Migration
18 106 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
19 105 (7.66%) ITIL V3
20 98 (7.15%) Test Automation
21 97 (7.08%) Firewall
22 93 (6.79%) JavaScript
22 93 (6.79%) Windows Server
23 89 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
24 84 (6.13%) Data Centre
25 82 (5.99%) SQL Server
25 82 (5.99%) Configuration Management

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 76 (5.55%) SharePoint
2 49 (3.58%) MS Exchange
3 32 (2.34%) Apache
4 28 (2.04%) IIS
5 26 (1.90%) Skype for Business
6 25 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.46%) Apache Spark
9 18 (1.31%) Confluence
10 17 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (1.02%) Jupyter
13 10 (0.73%) JBoss
13 10 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.51%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 89 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.073%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.073%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.073%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 34 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.36%) HFM
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.36%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.22%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.22%) SAP IBP
7 3 (0.22%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.22%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (5.33%) Office 365
4 35 (2.55%) IaaS
5 22 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.61%) PaaS
6 21 (1.53%) GitHub
7 18 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.09%) Serverless
9 13 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
9 13 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.80%) AWS Fargate
11 9 (0.66%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.44%) Boomi
12 6 (0.44%) SaaS
13 5 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 97 (7.08%) Firewall
2 76 (5.55%) DNS
3 59 (4.31%) LAN
4 52 (3.80%) TCP/IP
5 45 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
5 45 (3.28%) DHCP
6 40 (2.92%) Internet
7 39 (2.85%) VPN
8 38 (2.77%) WAN
9 34 (2.48%) Cisco ISE
10 30 (2.19%) BGP
10 30 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (2.19%) MPLS
11 29 (2.12%) SAN
12 24 (1.75%) IPsec
12 24 (1.75%) OSPF
13 23 (1.68%) Network Security
14 19 (1.39%) BIG-IP
15 18 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 16 (1.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 34 (2.48%) Hadoop
5 33 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
6 23 (1.68%) Big Data
7 21 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
7 21 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.09%) MySQL
11 15 (1.09%) SAP BW
11 15 (1.09%) SAP HANA
12 14 (1.02%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
13 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.88%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 69 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 56 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 52 (3.80%) JIRA
4 44 (3.21%) Subversion
5 42 (3.07%) Selenium
6 28 (2.04%) Maven
7 20 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
8 18 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (1.02%) Ant
9 14 (1.02%) Eclipse
9 14 (1.02%) HP UFT
9 14 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (0.95%) LoadRunner
11 12 (0.88%) NUnit
12 11 (0.80%) ClearCase
12 11 (0.80%) GoogleTest
12 11 (0.80%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.80%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.73%) GitLab
General
1 120 (8.76%) Finance
2 32 (2.34%) Telecoms
3 21 (1.53%) Military
4 16 (1.17%) Manufacturing
5 12 (0.88%) Aerospace
6 10 (0.73%) Law
7 8 (0.58%) Billing
8 7 (0.51%) Automotive
8 7 (0.51%) Retail
9 6 (0.44%) Electronics
10 3 (0.22%) Back Office
10 3 (0.22%) Games
10 3 (0.22%) Legal
11 2 (0.15%) Avionics
11 2 (0.15%) Local Government
12 1 (0.073%) Advertising
12 1 (0.073%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.073%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 210 (15.33%) Developer
2 147 (10.73%) Architect
3 144 (10.51%) Analyst
4 100 (7.30%) Consultant
5 62 (4.53%) Network Engineer
5 62 (4.53%) Project Manager
6 48 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 45 (3.28%) Support Engineer
8 44 (3.21%) Test Analyst
9 38 (2.77%) Test Engineer
10 37 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 37 (2.70%) Java Developer
11 36 (2.63%) Tester
12 33 (2.41%) Desktop Support
13 31 (2.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 31 (2.26%) Software Engineer
14 26 (1.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 26 (1.90%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (1.90%) Technical Architect
15 25 (1.82%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.53%) .NET
2 58 (4.23%) HTML
3 52 (3.80%) XML
4 48 (3.50%) CSS
5 41 (2.99%) Web Services
6 39 (2.85%) React
7 35 (2.55%) AngularJS
8 29 (2.12%) Vue.js
9 25 (1.82%) LDAP
10 23 (1.68%) Spring
11 22 (1.61%) ASP.NET
11 22 (1.61%) jQuery
12 20 (1.46%) J2EE
13 19 (1.39%) RESTful
14 17 (1.24%) XSLT
15 16 (1.17%) Kafka
16 15 (1.09%) Apache Camel
17 14 (1.02%) .NET Framework
18 13 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
19 12 (0.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.13%) Data Centre
3 57 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.92%) PKI
6 18 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.24%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.24%) User Experience
8 11 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 11 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 10 (0.73%) Derivative
9 10 (0.73%) Driving Licence
9 10 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 9 (0.66%) Clustering
10 9 (0.66%) Replication
11 8 (0.58%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.58%) Smart Meter
12 7 (0.51%) CMDB
12 7 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 305 (22.26%) Windows
2 234 (17.08%) Linux
3 93 (6.79%) Windows Server
4 76 (5.55%) Unix
5 66 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (2.85%) Windows 10
9 34 (2.48%) Windows 7
10 33 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (2.12%) CentOS
12 17 (1.24%) Ubuntu
13 15 (1.09%) Windows 8
14 14 (1.02%) AIX
15 10 (0.73%) SUSE
16 7 (0.51%) Solaris
17 5 (0.36%) Android
18 3 (0.22%) Debian
18 3 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (16.93%) ITIL
2 216 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
3 119 (8.69%) Service Management
4 115 (8.39%) DevOps
5 108 (7.88%) Migration
6 105 (7.66%) ITIL V3
7 98 (7.15%) Test Automation
8 82 (5.99%) Configuration Management
9 80 (5.84%) Project Management
10 78 (5.69%) Change Management
11 68 (4.96%) ITSM
12 66 (4.82%) Scrum
13 62 (4.53%) Service Delivery
14 59 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 54 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
16 53 (3.87%) ERP
17 52 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
17 52 (3.80%) Test Scripting
18 50 (3.65%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 151 (11.02%) SQL
2 131 (9.56%) Java
3 120 (8.76%) Python
4 93 (6.79%) JavaScript
5 72 (5.26%) C#
6 69 (5.04%) PowerShell
7 57 (4.16%) C++
8 40 (2.92%) Bash Shell
9 35 (2.55%) C
10 30 (2.19%) PL/SQL
11 28 (2.04%) Perl
12 26 (1.90%) VB
13 18 (1.31%) ABAP
14 16 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.09%) Ruby
16 10 (0.73%) F#
17 9 (0.66%) PHP
17 9 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.58%) VBScript
19 7 (0.51%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1,370 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 151 (11.02%) DV Cleared
3 54 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (3.80%) ISEB
5 50 (3.65%) Degree
6 44 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (3.07%) CCNP
8 41 (2.99%) ISTQB
9 34 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (1.90%) CCNA
11 21 (1.53%) MCSE
12 17 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
14 14 (1.02%) MCSA
14 14 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 10 (0.73%) HND
16 10 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.77%) SLA
2 24 (1.75%) QA
3 22 (1.61%) PMO
4 11 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.73%) Government Security Classifications
6 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.22%) GDPR
7 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) GPG13
8 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.073%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.073%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 180 (13.14%) Active Directory
2 81 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.07%) Docker
4 33 (2.41%) vSphere
5 27 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 21 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
9 13 (0.95%) NFS
10 9 (0.66%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.58%) Firmware
12 7 (0.51%) iptables
12 7 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.36%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 5 (0.36%) Squid
15 4 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.22%) vCloud
16 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 81 (5.91%) Puppet
2 80 (5.84%) SCCM
3 77 (5.62%) Ansible
4 34 (2.48%) SCOM
5 29 (2.12%) Kubernetes
6 27 (1.97%) HP ALM
6 27 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.31%) WSUS
8 16 (1.17%) OVSD
9 11 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 11 (0.80%) Terraform
10 10 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (0.73%) SCVMM
11 9 (0.66%) Kibana
11 9 (0.66%) logstash
12 8 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
13 7 (0.51%) Nagios
13 7 (0.51%) SELinux
Vendors
1 247 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 190 (13.87%) Oracle
3 155 (11.31%) VMware
4 145 (10.58%) Cisco
5 81 (5.91%) HP
6 77 (5.62%) SAP
7 71 (5.18%) Juniper
8 51 (3.72%) Citrix
9 40 (2.92%) Red Hat
10 38 (2.77%) McAfee
11 37 (2.70%) ServiceNow
12 31 (2.26%) F5
12 31 (2.26%) Palo Alto
13 28 (2.04%) Atlassian
13 28 (2.04%) NetApp
13 28 (2.04%) SolarWinds
14 25 (1.82%) Remedy
15 22 (1.61%) CheckPoint
16 20 (1.46%) Blue Coat
17 18 (1.31%) EMC