Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,283 1,652 1,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.63% 10.63% 10.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.59% 39.24% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 1,119 1,320
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +1.22% +9.33%
10th Percentile £211 £300 £269
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 90 44
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £34.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.53% -26.49% +171.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £46.69 £50.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £38.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -50.79% -3.18% +101.54%

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 3,709 4,210 5,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.05% 27.09% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,060 2,587 3,015
South East median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +2.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £255 £256
90th Percentile £569 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 237 264
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -27.14% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £53.75 £59.74
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%

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 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -1 640 £443 +10.63% 105
Thames Valley -14 500 £400 -5.88% 41
Buckinghamshire -5 242 £400 -6.98% 19
Berkshire -6 239 £425 +2.41% 20
Surrey -45 58 £455 +7.06% 16
West Sussex +24 38 £450 +5.88% 9
East Sussex +17 24 £391 +11.79% 3
Oxfordshire +8 18 £218 -10.31% 2
Kent -13 10 £113 -70.24%
Sussex - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1,283 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 349 (27.20%) Windows
3 232 (18.08%) Microsoft
4 186 (14.50%) ITIL
5 179 (13.95%) Linux
5 179 (13.95%) Cisco
6 178 (13.87%) VMware
7 166 (12.94%) Active Directory
8 150 (11.69%) DV Cleared
9 116 (9.04%) Firewall
10 115 (8.96%) SharePoint
11 112 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
12 99 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
13 98 (7.64%) Windows Server
14 97 (7.56%) PowerShell
15 96 (7.48%) SQL
15 96 (7.48%) Oracle
15 96 (7.48%) Migration
16 93 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
17 91 (7.09%) Project Management
18 90 (7.01%) Finance
19 89 (6.94%) Office 365
20 87 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
21 85 (6.63%) Service Management
21 85 (6.63%) DevOps
22 84 (6.55%) PRINCE2
23 80 (6.24%) Java
24 78 (6.08%) SCCM
25 74 (5.77%) Change Management
26 73 (5.69%) SQL Server

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
1 115 (8.96%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.43%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.42%) IIS
4 25 (1.95%) Skype for Business
5 24 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
6 22 (1.71%) Apache
7 21 (1.64%) nginx
8 20 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.17%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.01%) JBoss
10 13 (1.01%) Jupyter
11 11 (0.86%) Documentum
11 11 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.78%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.47%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.23%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 99 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
3 33 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.47%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.47%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.23%) Simulink
7 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) SPSS
9 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
3 7 (0.55%) Primavera
4 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.16%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.078%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (6.94%) Office 365
2 59 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.81%) IaaS
5 27 (2.10%) PaaS
6 11 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (0.70%) Amazon Glacier
7 9 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (0.70%) Serverless
8 6 (0.47%) SaaS
9 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.23%) GitHub
10 1 (0.078%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.078%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.078%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.078%) npm
10 1 (0.078%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 116 (9.04%) Firewall
2 57 (4.44%) WAN
3 53 (4.13%) VPN
4 51 (3.98%) DNS
5 45 (3.51%) BGP
5 45 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (3.12%) LAN
7 38 (2.96%) Internet
8 34 (2.65%) Cisco ISE
9 32 (2.49%) Wireless
10 30 (2.34%) Network Security
11 29 (2.26%) OSPF
12 26 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 26 (2.03%) MPLS
12 26 (2.03%) TCP/IP
13 22 (1.71%) IPv6
14 20 (1.56%) NetScaler
15 19 (1.48%) DAB
15 19 (1.48%) Multicast
15 19 (1.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
3 23 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 19 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (1.25%) DB2
5 16 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (0.94%) Big Data
7 12 (0.94%) Data Mining
8 10 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.31%) IBM BigInsights
11 4 (0.31%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (2.10%) Jenkins
2 24 (1.87%) Visual Studio
3 22 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.48%) SoapUI
5 17 (1.33%) Selenium
5 17 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
7 15 (1.17%) Ant
7 15 (1.17%) HP UFT
8 13 (1.01%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.01%) SpecFlow
8 13 (1.01%) TestNG
9 9 (0.70%) MSI
10 8 (0.62%) JIRA
10 8 (0.62%) LoadRunner
10 8 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (0.55%) AdminStudio
11 7 (0.55%) Subversion
12 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 90 (7.01%) Finance
2 44 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 34 (2.65%) Military
4 14 (1.09%) Games
4 14 (1.09%) Legal
5 9 (0.70%) Electronics
6 8 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.47%) Aerospace
7 6 (0.47%) Billing
8 5 (0.39%) Retail
9 3 (0.23%) Advertising
9 3 (0.23%) Banking
10 2 (0.16%) Back Office
10 2 (0.16%) French Language
10 2 (0.16%) German Language
10 2 (0.16%) Law
10 2 (0.16%) Local Government
10 2 (0.16%) Marketing
11 1 (0.078%) Avionics
11 1 (0.078%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 156 (12.16%) Architect
2 144 (11.22%) Analyst
3 99 (7.72%) Project Manager
4 91 (7.09%) Developer
5 74 (5.77%) Network Engineer
6 65 (5.07%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 58 (4.52%) Consultant
8 42 (3.27%) Network Architect
9 41 (3.20%) Support Engineer
10 39 (3.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 31 (2.42%) Business Analyst
11 31 (2.42%) Desktop Support
12 30 (2.34%) Security Engineer
12 30 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
13 29 (2.26%) Administrator
14 28 (2.18%) 3rd Line Support
15 22 (1.71%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
16 21 (1.64%) Desktop Engineer
16 21 (1.64%) Test Analyst
17 19 (1.48%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.82%) .NET
2 23 (1.79%) Web Services
3 20 (1.56%) SOAP
4 17 (1.33%) XML
5 16 (1.25%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.09%) HTML
6 14 (1.09%) REST
7 13 (1.01%) Matplotlib
7 13 (1.01%) NumPy
7 13 (1.01%) Pandas
8 12 (0.94%) Middleware
9 10 (0.78%) D3.js
9 10 (0.78%) LDAP
9 10 (0.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 10 (0.78%) Unreal Engine
10 8 (0.62%) CSS
11 7 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (0.55%) J2EE
12 6 (0.47%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.75%) Data Centre
3 35 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.18%) PKI
5 20 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.33%) User Experience
8 16 (1.25%) Clustering
9 13 (1.01%) FlexPod
10 11 (0.86%) Smart Meter
11 10 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (0.78%) Smartphone
11 10 (0.78%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.70%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.62%) CMDB
14 7 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (0.55%) Replication
15 6 (0.47%) e-Learning
15 6 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.39%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 349 (27.20%) Windows
2 179 (13.95%) Linux
3 98 (7.64%) Windows Server
4 73 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (5.30%) Windows 10
6 53 (4.13%) Unix
7 47 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (3.51%) Windows 7
10 42 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (1.87%) AIX
12 20 (1.56%) Solaris
13 15 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
14 10 (0.78%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.70%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.55%) Android
17 6 (0.47%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.47%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
19 3 (0.23%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (14.50%) ITIL
2 112 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (7.48%) Migration
4 91 (7.09%) Project Management
5 85 (6.63%) DevOps
5 85 (6.63%) Service Management
6 84 (6.55%) PRINCE2
7 74 (5.77%) Change Management
8 68 (5.30%) Validation
9 54 (4.21%) Collaborative Working
10 53 (4.13%) Service Delivery
11 51 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 49 (3.82%) ITIL V3
13 46 (3.59%) Test Automation
14 45 (3.51%) Software Engineering
15 31 (2.42%) Programme Management
16 29 (2.26%) CRM
16 29 (2.26%) Network Management
16 29 (2.26%) Virtual Environments
17 28 (2.18%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 97 (7.56%) PowerShell
2 96 (7.48%) SQL
3 80 (6.24%) Java
4 46 (3.59%) Python
5 41 (3.20%) C#
6 38 (2.96%) C++
7 33 (2.57%) JavaScript
8 23 (1.79%) C
9 18 (1.40%) Ada
9 18 (1.40%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.33%) Ruby
11 15 (1.17%) Scala
12 14 (1.09%) R
13 13 (1.01%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.94%) F#
15 9 (0.70%) Perl
16 6 (0.47%) PHP
16 6 (0.47%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.39%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,283 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 150 (11.69%) DV Cleared
3 54 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (2.96%) CCNP
5 30 (2.34%) Degree
5 30 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 21 (1.64%) MCSE
8 19 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (1.48%) CCNA
9 18 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 16 (1.25%) ISEB
11 15 (1.17%) CCIE
12 12 (0.94%) CISSP
12 12 (0.94%) ISTQB
12 12 (0.94%) MCSA
12 12 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.78%) APMP
14 10 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.65%) PMO
2 31 (2.42%) QA
3 25 (1.95%) SLA
4 23 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.39%) P3O
7 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 3 (0.23%) GDPR
8 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.16%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.16%) TickIT
10 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.078%) GAAP
10 1 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.078%) RMADS
10 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 166 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 87 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.88%) vSphere
5 18 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.17%) flannel
7 13 (1.01%) BitLocker
7 13 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (0.86%) ProxySG
8 11 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.70%) NFS
10 7 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.55%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.47%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.39%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.31%) vCloud
14 3 (0.23%) Docker
14 3 (0.23%) XenApp
15 1 (0.078%) zsh
Systems Management
1 78 (6.08%) SCCM
2 65 (5.07%) SCOM
3 41 (3.20%) Puppet
4 29 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
5 22 (1.71%) SCVMM
6 18 (1.40%) SCSM
7 16 (1.25%) Kubernetes
8 15 (1.17%) Prometheus
9 12 (0.94%) OVSD
9 12 (0.94%) Terraform
10 11 (0.86%) Ansible
11 10 (0.78%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.78%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.47%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 232 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 179 (13.95%) Cisco
3 178 (13.87%) VMware
4 96 (7.48%) Oracle
5 73 (5.69%) HP
6 71 (5.53%) Juniper
7 56 (4.36%) NetApp
8 54 (4.21%) Red Hat
9 50 (3.90%) Citrix
10 48 (3.74%) SolarWinds
11 44 (3.43%) McAfee
12 33 (2.57%) Palo Alto
13 29 (2.26%) Remedy
14 27 (2.10%) Fujitsu
15 25 (1.95%) F5
16 24 (1.87%) ServiceNow
16 24 (1.87%) Splunk
17 20 (1.56%) CheckPoint
18 18 (1.40%) Symantec
19 17 (1.33%) Forcepoint