Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 12 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 943 1,417 1,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.78% 8.86% 7.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.02% 37.53% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 856 763
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £210
90th Percentile £600 £609 £538
England median daily rate £477 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.38% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 85 86
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.55% +25.71% -48.53%
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £63.75 £46.69
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% -50.46%

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 2,618 3,776 3,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.36% 23.60% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 2,149 2,082
South East median daily rate £438 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +0.82% +3.66%
10th Percentile £230 £256 £231
90th Percentile £600 £588 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 229 194
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +30.01% +0.75%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £54.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 0 506 £450 - 114
Thames Valley 0 335 £442 +3.88% 66
Berkshire +2 223 £450 -2.70% 39
Buckinghamshire -2 101 £405 +1.19% 21
Surrey +9 56 £500 - 31
West Sussex +1 35 £500 -4.76% 10
Oxfordshire +17 11 £450 +116.87% 6
Kent +5 5 £435 +28.89% 5
East Sussex +13 3 - - 3
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 943 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 202 (21.42%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (20.25%) Windows
4 144 (15.27%) Microsoft
5 141 (14.95%) Linux
6 136 (14.42%) SQL
7 119 (12.62%) Oracle
8 112 (11.88%) VMware
9 111 (11.77%) Test Automation
10 101 (10.71%) Azure
11 98 (10.39%) DevOps
12 94 (9.97%) Cisco
13 91 (9.65%) Python
14 84 (8.91%) ITIL
15 82 (8.70%) DV Cleared
15 82 (8.70%) Degree
16 80 (8.48%) Firewall
16 80 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
16 80 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (8.48%) Public Sector
17 79 (8.38%) Active Directory
18 78 (8.27%) Java
18 78 (8.27%) Windows Server
19 73 (7.74%) Web Services
20 70 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
21 64 (6.79%) DNS
21 64 (6.79%) Migration
21 64 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
22 62 (6.57%) SQL Server
23 61 (6.47%) Project 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 38 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.55%) Tomcat
4 22 (2.33%) Confluence
5 18 (1.91%) Apache
6 15 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.17%) GeoServer
8 10 (1.06%) IIS
9 9 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.53%) SAS
12 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.32%) SAP Portal
14 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.32%) Simulink
6 3 (0.32%) Windchill
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (3.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 24 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.53%) SAP HCM
5 5 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.21%) assyst
8 2 (0.21%) Primavera
8 2 (0.21%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.21%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 101 (10.71%) Azure
2 59 (6.26%) Office 365
3 50 (5.30%) SaaS
4 45 (4.77%) AWS
5 37 (3.92%) IaaS
6 36 (3.82%) PaaS
7 31 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (2.12%) Power Platform
9 18 (1.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 15 (1.59%) Serverless
11 10 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.95%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.95%) GitHub
13 8 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.74%) Amazon Cognito
14 7 (0.74%) GCP
14 7 (0.74%) iPaaS
15 5 (0.53%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 80 (8.48%) Firewall
2 64 (6.79%) DNS
3 50 (5.30%) VPN
4 49 (5.20%) TCP/IP
5 45 (4.77%) BGP
6 44 (4.67%) WAN
7 40 (4.24%) Internet
7 40 (4.24%) LAN
8 34 (3.61%) SAN
9 32 (3.39%) SNMP
10 31 (3.29%) MPLS
11 29 (3.08%) NAS
12 28 (2.97%) Reverse Proxy
13 23 (2.44%) Multicast
14 21 (2.23%) IPsec
14 21 (2.23%) Wireless
15 20 (2.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (1.91%) DHCP
18 15 (1.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
2 50 (5.30%) Oracle Database
3 21 (2.23%) Big Data
3 21 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (2.12%) Power BI
4 20 (2.12%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 15 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
9 14 (1.48%) GIS
9 14 (1.48%) MySQL
9 14 (1.48%) Oracle BI EE
10 13 (1.38%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (1.17%) Data Lake
13 10 (1.06%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 59 (6.26%) JIRA
2 30 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.33%) Subversion
5 20 (2.12%) Rational DOORS
6 19 (2.01%) Selenium
7 15 (1.59%) HP UFT
8 14 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
9 13 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (1.27%) Maven
11 11 (1.17%) FindBugs
11 11 (1.17%) Log4j
11 11 (1.17%) Mercurial
11 11 (1.17%) SonarQube
11 11 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.95%) Bugzilla
13 7 (0.74%) GitLab
14 5 (0.53%) LoadRunner
14 5 (0.53%) MagicDraw
15 4 (0.42%) JMeter
General
1 80 (8.48%) Public Sector
2 39 (4.14%) Finance
3 31 (3.29%) Military
3 31 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.27%) Marketing
6 10 (1.06%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.95%) Electronics
8 8 (0.85%) Law
8 8 (0.85%) Legal
9 3 (0.32%) Retail
10 2 (0.21%) Billing
10 2 (0.21%) Police
11 1 (0.11%) Avionics
11 1 (0.11%) French Language
11 1 (0.11%) Games
11 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 154 (16.33%) Architect
2 136 (14.42%) Developer
3 87 (9.23%) Analyst
4 53 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
5 45 (4.77%) Consultant
6 44 (4.67%) Network Engineer
7 40 (4.24%) Tester
8 38 (4.03%) Test Engineer
9 31 (3.29%) Designer
10 28 (2.97%) Solutions Designer
10 28 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
11 27 (2.86%) Technical Architect
12 25 (2.65%) Java Developer
13 24 (2.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 23 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (2.44%) Project Manager
15 21 (2.23%) Test Analyst
16 20 (2.12%) Infrastructure Architect
16 20 (2.12%) Support Engineer
17 19 (2.01%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (7.74%) Web Services
2 45 (4.77%) REST
3 44 (4.67%) .NET
4 41 (4.35%) SOAP
5 37 (3.92%) Oracle Fusion
6 31 (3.29%) HTML
7 29 (3.08%) Middleware
8 20 (2.12%) Spring
9 17 (1.80%) XML
10 15 (1.59%) JSON
10 15 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (1.48%) XSLT
12 13 (1.38%) CSS
13 10 (1.06%) OAuth
13 10 (1.06%) OAuth2
14 8 (0.85%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.85%) SAPUI5
15 7 (0.74%) RESTful
16 6 (0.64%) .NET Framework
16 6 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.51%) Data Centre
3 36 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 31 (3.29%) Data Structures
6 27 (2.86%) Replication
7 13 (1.38%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.27%) User Experience
9 10 (1.06%) Derivative
9 10 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Licensing
11 6 (0.64%) Clustering
11 6 (0.64%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.53%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.53%) CMDB
12 5 (0.53%) PKI
12 5 (0.53%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 191 (20.25%) Windows
2 141 (14.95%) Linux
3 78 (8.27%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.14%) Windows 10
5 30 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (2.55%) Windows 7
8 22 (2.33%) CentOS
9 19 (2.01%) Ubuntu
10 16 (1.70%) Unix
11 12 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (1.17%) Debian
13 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.53%) AIX
14 5 (0.53%) VMS
15 4 (0.42%) Android
15 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.32%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (21.42%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (11.77%) Test Automation
3 98 (10.39%) DevOps
4 84 (8.91%) ITIL
5 80 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (6.79%) Migration
7 61 (6.47%) Project Management
8 56 (5.94%) Configuration Management
9 54 (5.73%) Project Delivery
10 52 (5.51%) Scrum
11 51 (5.41%) Test Scripting
12 49 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
13 48 (5.09%) Service Management
14 46 (4.88%) Software Engineering
15 42 (4.45%) Computer Science
15 42 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (4.24%) Data Modelling
17 39 (4.14%) Analytics
18 38 (4.03%) Integration Testing
19 37 (3.92%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (14.42%) SQL
2 91 (9.65%) Python
3 78 (8.27%) Java
4 60 (6.36%) JavaScript
5 48 (5.09%) PowerShell
6 43 (4.56%) C
7 40 (4.24%) C#
8 35 (3.71%) Shell Script
9 34 (3.61%) Perl
10 31 (3.29%) C++
11 25 (2.65%) PL/SQL
12 24 (2.55%) PHP
13 15 (1.59%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.17%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.95%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.74%) MATLAB
17 6 (0.64%) Scala
18 5 (0.53%) VB
19 4 (0.42%) Korn
19 4 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 943 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (8.70%) Degree
2 82 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 51 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (4.77%) ISTQB
5 37 (3.92%) ISEB
6 33 (3.50%) CCNP
7 23 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (2.33%) CCIE
8 22 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (2.12%) Master's Degree
10 18 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (1.91%) CCNA
11 13 (1.38%) CCDP
12 11 (1.17%) MCSE
13 10 (1.06%) BC Cleared
13 10 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.71%) QA
2 19 (2.01%) Def Stans
3 11 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.17%) GDPR
4 9 (0.95%) PMO
5 8 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.85%) SLA
6 7 (0.74%) COBIT
6 7 (0.74%) HAZOP
6 7 (0.74%) IEC 61508
7 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.64%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.42%) ARP4754
9 4 (0.42%) ARP4761
9 4 (0.42%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.42%) DO-254
9 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.32%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.21%) MISRA
System Software
1 79 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 64 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.51%) Docker
4 41 (4.35%) vSphere
5 21 (2.23%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.27%) vCloud
8 11 (1.17%) HDFS
9 7 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.64%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.42%) XenApp
13 3 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.32%) OCFS2
13 3 (0.32%) Snort
14 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.11%) iptables
Systems Management
1 46 (4.88%) Ansible
2 37 (3.92%) SCCM
3 33 (3.50%) Kubernetes
4 29 (3.08%) Netcool
4 29 (3.08%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 27 (2.86%) Amdocs OSS
6 17 (1.80%) Terraform
7 16 (1.70%) HP ALM
8 14 (1.48%) Puppet
9 12 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (1.17%) vCenter Server
10 11 (1.17%) vRealize
11 9 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (0.64%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 144 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 119 (12.62%) Oracle
3 112 (11.88%) VMware
4 94 (9.97%) Cisco
5 42 (4.45%) Citrix
5 42 (4.45%) IBM
6 40 (4.24%) ServiceNow
7 37 (3.92%) SAP
8 33 (3.50%) BMC
9 32 (3.39%) Remedy
10 30 (3.18%) Juniper
11 28 (2.97%) Palo Alto
12 27 (2.86%) Cramer
12 27 (2.86%) Siebel
12 27 (2.86%) xMatters
13 24 (2.55%) HP
14 19 (2.01%) CheckPoint
14 19 (2.01%) F5
15 16 (1.70%) Fortinet
15 16 (1.70%) Red Hat