Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,419 1,618 1,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.48% 10.58% 10.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.35% 39.11% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 998 1,269
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £235 £268 £270
90th Percentile £544 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £446 £414
% change year-on-year +0.95% +7.67% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 115 51
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.25% +78.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.69 £47.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £38.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year -51.59% -3.44% +59.24%

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 3,799 4,137 5,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.71% 27.05% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,059 2,428 3,065
South East median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £254
90th Percentile £569 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 254 208
South East median hourly rate £28.63 £21.25 £32.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.71% -34.36% +43.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £60.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +24.49%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 0 728 £425 - 91
Thames Valley -14 503 £400 -3.61% 34
Berkshire -8 254 £425 - 25
Buckinghamshire -6 239 £390 -8.24% 9
Surrey -2 90 £488 +14.71% 23
West Sussex +5 34 £450 +50.00% 5
East Sussex +17 23 £475 +35.71% 1
Kent +22 18 £150 -57.14% 3
Oxfordshire +6 10 £210 -44.00%
Sussex - 7 £444 -
Middlesex -9 1 - - 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,419 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 373 (26.29%) Windows
3 262 (18.46%) Microsoft
4 217 (15.29%) VMware
5 201 (14.16%) Cisco
6 194 (13.67%) Linux
7 174 (12.26%) ITIL
8 171 (12.05%) DV Cleared
9 159 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
10 141 (9.94%) Active Directory
11 136 (9.58%) Windows Server
12 134 (9.44%) Firewall
13 133 (9.37%) SharePoint
14 131 (9.23%) Oracle
15 123 (8.67%) Java
16 122 (8.60%) PowerShell
17 120 (8.46%) Migration
18 118 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
19 116 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 112 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
21 108 (7.61%) SQL Server
21 108 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
22 102 (7.19%) Finance
23 100 (7.05%) Project Management
24 98 (6.91%) SQL
24 98 (6.91%) DevOps
25 96 (6.77%) HP
26 94 (6.62%) Service Management
27 87 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
27 87 (6.13%) Change 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
1 133 (9.37%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 28 (1.97%) IIS
5 27 (1.90%) Skype for Business
6 23 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
7 22 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.92%) Jupyter
10 12 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (0.78%) Documentum
11 11 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.70%) Apache
13 9 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.56%) nginx
14 8 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.35%) JBoss
15 5 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 108 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
3 33 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Simulink
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.070%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.42%) Primavera
3 6 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.21%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.070%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.070%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 84 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (5.64%) Office 365
3 40 (2.82%) IaaS
4 32 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (1.90%) PaaS
6 7 (0.49%) Serverless
7 6 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.35%) Amazon Glacier
8 5 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.28%) GitHub
9 4 (0.28%) SaaS
10 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.21%) Yammer
11 1 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.070%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.070%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.070%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 134 (9.44%) Firewall
2 64 (4.51%) Cisco ASA
3 57 (4.02%) Cisco ISE
4 53 (3.74%) BGP
5 50 (3.52%) Network Security
6 48 (3.38%) VPN
7 42 (2.96%) TCP/IP
8 41 (2.89%) LAN
9 40 (2.82%) OSPF
9 40 (2.82%) WAN
10 38 (2.68%) DNS
11 36 (2.54%) Internet
12 30 (2.11%) SAN
13 28 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (1.83%) IPsec
15 24 (1.69%) MPLS
15 24 (1.69%) PuTTY
15 24 (1.69%) Wireless
16 19 (1.34%) IPv6
16 19 (1.34%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
3 35 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (2.26%) Oracle Database
5 26 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (1.69%) Big Data
7 23 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
8 18 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 17 (1.20%) DB2
9 17 (1.20%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.63%) GIS
13 9 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.49%) SAP BW
14 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.42%) IBM BigInsights
15 6 (0.42%) Neo4j
15 6 (0.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (2.61%) Selenium
2 36 (2.54%) SoapUI
3 33 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.11%) Eclipse
4 30 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
6 26 (1.83%) Ant
6 26 (1.83%) HP UFT
6 26 (1.83%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.76%) TestNG
8 23 (1.62%) SpecFlow
9 22 (1.55%) Git (software)
10 21 (1.48%) LoadRunner
11 14 (0.99%) Maven
11 14 (0.99%) Subversion
12 12 (0.85%) JIRA
13 10 (0.70%) JMeter
14 7 (0.49%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 102 (7.19%) Finance
2 50 (3.52%) Military
3 26 (1.83%) Telecoms
4 24 (1.69%) Legal
5 21 (1.48%) Games
6 18 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.63%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.63%) Law
8 8 (0.56%) Billing
9 6 (0.42%) Electronics
10 4 (0.28%) Retail
11 3 (0.21%) German Language
12 2 (0.14%) Advertising
12 2 (0.14%) Marketing
12 2 (0.14%) Publishing
13 1 (0.070%) Avionics
13 1 (0.070%) Back Office
13 1 (0.070%) Banking
13 1 (0.070%) French Language
13 1 (0.070%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 169 (11.91%) Analyst
2 153 (10.78%) Architect
3 145 (10.22%) Developer
4 118 (8.32%) Project Manager
5 91 (6.41%) Network Engineer
6 79 (5.57%) Consultant
7 67 (4.72%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 49 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 42 (2.96%) Support Engineer
10 40 (2.82%) Desktop Support
11 38 (2.68%) Test Analyst
12 34 (2.40%) Security Engineer
13 29 (2.04%) Administrator
14 25 (1.76%) Java Developer
15 24 (1.69%) Security Analyst
15 24 (1.69%) Tester
16 23 (1.62%) Test Engineer
17 22 (1.55%) Business Analyst
17 22 (1.55%) Project Officer
17 22 (1.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (5.36%) .NET
2 44 (3.10%) Web Services
3 38 (2.68%) XML
4 31 (2.18%) HTML
5 26 (1.83%) SOAP
6 22 (1.55%) CSS
6 22 (1.55%) REST
7 21 (1.48%) jQuery
8 19 (1.34%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.06%) Spring
10 14 (0.99%) Middleware
11 13 (0.92%) Matplotlib
11 13 (0.92%) NumPy
11 13 (0.92%) Pandas
12 11 (0.78%) LDAP
13 10 (0.70%) D3.js
13 10 (0.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 10 (0.70%) Unreal Engine
14 9 (0.63%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.63%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (5.64%) Data Centre
3 41 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (2.75%) PKI
5 31 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.90%) User Experience
7 22 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.13%) Driving Licence
10 14 (0.99%) Clustering
11 13 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.78%) Smart Meter
13 10 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.63%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.63%) Thin Client
15 8 (0.56%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.56%) PMI
16 7 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
16 7 (0.49%) Replication
16 7 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 373 (26.29%) Windows
2 194 (13.67%) Linux
3 136 (9.58%) Windows Server
4 81 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (4.09%) Windows 10
6 57 (4.02%) Unix
7 45 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (2.18%) AIX
9 31 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.99%) Solaris
12 11 (0.78%) CentOS
12 11 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
14 8 (0.56%) HPUX
15 7 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.35%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.28%) Debian
17 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (12.26%) ITIL
2 159 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (8.46%) Migration
4 118 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
5 100 (7.05%) Project Management
6 98 (6.91%) DevOps
7 94 (6.62%) Service Management
8 87 (6.13%) Change Management
9 74 (5.21%) PRINCE2
10 69 (4.86%) Software Engineering
11 66 (4.65%) Test Automation
12 60 (4.23%) Service Delivery
13 59 (4.16%) Validation
14 52 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (3.59%) Collaborative Working
16 48 (3.38%) Scrum
17 45 (3.17%) Test Scripting
17 45 (3.17%) Workflow
18 41 (2.89%) ITIL V3
19 40 (2.82%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 123 (8.67%) Java
2 122 (8.60%) PowerShell
3 98 (6.91%) SQL
4 68 (4.79%) JavaScript
5 67 (4.72%) C#
5 67 (4.72%) C++
6 63 (4.44%) Python
7 42 (2.96%) C
8 26 (1.83%) Bash Shell
9 23 (1.62%) F#
10 19 (1.34%) Ada
10 19 (1.34%) Ruby
11 16 (1.13%) R
12 12 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.78%) Perl
14 9 (0.63%) Scala
15 8 (0.56%) VBScript
16 7 (0.49%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.49%) VB
17 5 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,419 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 171 (12.05%) DV Cleared
3 87 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (4.16%) CCNP
5 51 (3.59%) Degree
6 37 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 34 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (2.33%) ISEB
9 27 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 25 (1.76%) CCNA
11 24 (1.69%) CCIE
12 23 (1.62%) MCSE
13 21 (1.48%) ISTQB
14 19 (1.34%) PMI Certification
15 18 (1.27%) PMP
16 17 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
17 14 (0.99%) CCDP
18 13 (0.92%) CISSP
18 13 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 11 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.45%) PMO
2 24 (1.69%) SLA
3 23 (1.62%) QA
4 7 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) RMADS
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.21%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.070%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.070%) GDPR
8 1 (0.070%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.070%) MISRA
8 1 (0.070%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.070%) P3O
8 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 116 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (3.95%) vSphere
4 41 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
8 10 (0.70%) NFS
9 9 (0.63%) Docker
9 9 (0.63%) vCloud
9 9 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.49%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.49%) XenApp
11 6 (0.42%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.42%) flannel
11 6 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.35%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.35%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.21%) Snort
Systems Management
1 83 (5.85%) SCCM
2 77 (5.43%) SCOM
3 47 (3.31%) HP ALM
4 43 (3.03%) Puppet
5 22 (1.55%) Ansible
6 21 (1.48%) SCVMM
7 14 (0.99%) Nessus
8 13 (0.92%) Nmap
9 12 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (0.85%) vCenter Server
10 11 (0.78%) Kubernetes
10 11 (0.78%) SCSM
11 10 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
11 10 (0.70%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.63%) OVSD
13 8 (0.56%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.56%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 262 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 217 (15.29%) VMware
3 201 (14.16%) Cisco
4 131 (9.23%) Oracle
5 96 (6.77%) HP
6 64 (4.51%) NetApp
7 62 (4.37%) Juniper
8 58 (4.09%) Palo Alto
9 54 (3.81%) SolarWinds
10 47 (3.31%) Citrix
11 45 (3.17%) Red Hat
12 35 (2.47%) McAfee
13 30 (2.11%) F5
14 29 (2.04%) Remedy
14 29 (2.04%) ServiceNow
15 27 (1.90%) SAP
16 25 (1.76%) IBM
17 24 (1.69%) Software AG
17 24 (1.69%) webMethods
18 20 (1.41%) Fujitsu