Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 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 Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 10 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,771 1,670 2,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.58% 9.89% 12.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.43% 43.90% 47.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,067 967 1,323
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £240 £195 £285
90th Percentile £588 £550 £559
England median daily rate £455 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +5.45% +1.53% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 108 110
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £18.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.44% -52.00% +21.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.63
% change year-on-year - +4.80% -4.58%

Security 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 3,734 3,804 4,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.32% 22.53% 26.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,073 2,165 2,683
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £255
90th Percentile £578 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 222 215
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.41 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.45% -7.62% -5.17%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.91
90th Percentile £54.39 £50.00 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% +0.48% +6.95%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the South East

Security 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 Security Cleared in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the South East

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South East

Security 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 Security Cleared in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the South East

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South East

Security 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 Security Cleared within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 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 -1 838 £425 +6.25% 190
Thames Valley +5 664 £400 -3.03% 98
Berkshire +2 332 £438 +0.86% 58
Buckinghamshire +4 311 £375 -6.25% 30
Surrey +17 159 £475 - 60
West Sussex +31 67 £525 +16.67% 17
Oxfordshire +6 21 £419 +17.96% 10
Kent +3 11 £144 +8.08% 11
East Sussex -10 6 £475 +326.12% 4
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 3
Home Counties +4 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 1,371 (77.41%) SC Cleared
2 397 (22.42%) Windows
3 371 (20.95%) DV Cleared
4 327 (18.46%) Microsoft
5 293 (16.54%) ITIL
6 278 (15.70%) Linux
7 252 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
8 221 (12.48%) Oracle
8 221 (12.48%) Active Directory
9 203 (11.46%) VMware
10 193 (10.90%) SQL
11 191 (10.78%) Cisco
12 163 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 162 (9.15%) Java
14 160 (9.03%) Firewall
15 159 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
16 148 (8.36%) Service Management
17 146 (8.24%) Finance
18 142 (8.02%) Migration
19 135 (7.62%) Windows Server
20 130 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
21 128 (7.23%) DevOps
22 127 (7.17%) Python
23 120 (6.78%) Project Management
24 119 (6.72%) Data Centre
25 118 (6.66%) Microsoft Office
26 117 (6.61%) PowerShell
27 116 (6.55%) JavaScript
28 114 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
29 112 (6.32%) Test Automation

Security 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
1 110 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 74 (4.18%) MS Exchange
3 49 (2.77%) Skype for Business
4 43 (2.43%) IIS
5 37 (2.09%) Apache
6 31 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 25 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (1.13%) Apache Spark
12 18 (1.02%) Confluence
13 17 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (0.73%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (0.62%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 118 (6.66%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) Simulink
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.056%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.056%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.056%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.28%) HFM
5 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.28%) SAP PM
5 5 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.17%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.17%) SAP IBP
7 3 (0.17%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 163 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (6.10%) Office 365
3 85 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (2.43%) IaaS
5 32 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (1.69%) PaaS
7 22 (1.24%) GitHub
8 21 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (1.07%) SaaS
9 19 (1.07%) Serverless
10 14 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
10 14 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.68%) AWS Fargate
12 9 (0.51%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.28%) Boomi
15 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 160 (9.03%) Firewall
2 107 (6.04%) DNS
3 95 (5.36%) LAN
4 78 (4.40%) WAN
5 74 (4.18%) TCP/IP
6 67 (3.78%) Internet
7 66 (3.73%) VPN
8 61 (3.44%) DHCP
9 52 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
10 47 (2.65%) SAN
11 39 (2.20%) Network Security
12 38 (2.15%) Cisco ISE
13 34 (1.92%) BGP
13 34 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (1.92%) MPLS
14 28 (1.58%) IPsec
14 28 (1.58%) OSPF
14 28 (1.58%) Skype
15 22 (1.24%) BIG-IP
16 18 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 46 (2.60%) Hadoop
4 43 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (2.26%) Big Data
6 35 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
7 26 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 25 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 24 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (0.90%) MySQL
14 16 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
14 16 (0.90%) Power BI
14 16 (0.90%) SAP BW
15 15 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (0.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 85 (4.80%) Git (software)
2 76 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 60 (3.39%) JIRA
4 48 (2.71%) Selenium
5 44 (2.48%) Subversion
6 31 (1.75%) Maven
7 25 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
9 19 (1.07%) Eclipse
9 19 (1.07%) LoadRunner
10 18 (1.02%) HP UFT
11 16 (0.90%) Ant
12 15 (0.85%) GitLab
12 15 (0.85%) SoapUI
12 15 (0.85%) Visual Studio
12 15 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (0.73%) TestNG
14 11 (0.62%) Bitbucket
14 11 (0.62%) NUnit
14 11 (0.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 146 (8.24%) Finance
2 48 (2.71%) Telecoms
3 25 (1.41%) Military
4 20 (1.13%) Manufacturing
5 14 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 14 (0.79%) Legal
6 13 (0.73%) Law
7 9 (0.51%) Billing
8 7 (0.40%) Electronics
8 7 (0.40%) Retail
9 6 (0.34%) Automotive
10 4 (0.23%) Avionics
10 4 (0.23%) Games
11 2 (0.11%) Back Office
11 2 (0.11%) Local Government
12 1 (0.056%) Advertising
12 1 (0.056%) French Language
12 1 (0.056%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.056%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 234 (13.21%) Developer
2 204 (11.52%) Architect
3 197 (11.12%) Analyst
4 122 (6.89%) Consultant
5 97 (5.48%) Project Manager
6 75 (4.23%) Network Engineer
7 61 (3.44%) Support Engineer
8 55 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 51 (2.88%) Test Analyst
10 47 (2.65%) Administrator
10 47 (2.65%) Java Developer
10 47 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
11 46 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 44 (2.48%) Tester
13 41 (2.32%) Test Engineer
14 36 (2.03%) Desktop Support
15 32 (1.81%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 32 (1.81%) Software Engineer
16 28 (1.58%) Linux Engineer
17 27 (1.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.35%) .NET
2 70 (3.95%) HTML
3 67 (3.78%) Web Services
4 52 (2.94%) XML
5 51 (2.88%) CSS
6 44 (2.48%) React
7 38 (2.15%) AngularJS
8 33 (1.86%) Spring
9 29 (1.64%) LDAP
9 29 (1.64%) Vue.js
10 28 (1.58%) ASP.NET
10 28 (1.58%) jQuery
11 26 (1.47%) Kafka
12 24 (1.36%) J2EE
13 21 (1.19%) Apache Camel
14 20 (1.13%) JSON
14 20 (1.13%) RESTful
15 18 (1.02%) Node.js
16 16 (0.90%) Middleware
16 16 (0.90%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 63 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
4 58 (3.27%) PKI
5 55 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 25 (1.41%) User Experience
7 23 (1.30%) Clustering
8 21 (1.19%) Replication
9 20 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.07%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 16 (0.90%) Driving Licence
12 16 (0.90%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Licensing
16 10 (0.56%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
17 9 (0.51%) NHS
17 9 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 397 (22.42%) Windows
2 278 (15.70%) Linux
3 135 (7.62%) Windows Server
4 96 (5.42%) Unix
5 94 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (3.05%) Windows 10
9 51 (2.88%) Windows 7
10 42 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (1.86%) CentOS
12 19 (1.07%) AIX
13 18 (1.02%) Ubuntu
14 15 (0.85%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.73%) SUSE
16 11 (0.62%) Solaris
17 8 (0.45%) Android
17 8 (0.45%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (16.54%) ITIL
2 252 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
4 148 (8.36%) Service Management
5 142 (8.02%) Migration
6 128 (7.23%) DevOps
7 120 (6.78%) Project Management
8 112 (6.32%) ITIL V3
8 112 (6.32%) Test Automation
9 106 (5.99%) Change Management
10 88 (4.97%) Configuration Management
11 85 (4.80%) Service Delivery
12 76 (4.29%) ITSM
13 75 (4.23%) Scrum
14 72 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 67 (3.78%) PRINCE2
16 66 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
17 63 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
18 61 (3.44%) Incident Management
19 58 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (10.90%) SQL
2 162 (9.15%) Java
3 127 (7.17%) Python
4 117 (6.61%) PowerShell
5 116 (6.55%) JavaScript
6 89 (5.03%) C#
7 62 (3.50%) C++
8 54 (3.05%) C
9 43 (2.43%) Bash Shell
10 32 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 31 (1.75%) Perl
12 28 (1.58%) VB
13 18 (1.02%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.96%) Ruby
15 15 (0.85%) ABAP
16 14 (0.79%) F#
17 12 (0.68%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.62%) VBScript
19 10 (0.56%) Java 8
20 9 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,371 (77.41%) SC Cleared
2 371 (20.95%) DV Cleared
3 71 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (3.95%) Degree
5 63 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 59 (3.33%) ISEB
7 53 (2.99%) CCNP
8 43 (2.43%) ISTQB
9 41 (2.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 37 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 31 (1.75%) CCNA
12 24 (1.36%) MCSE
12 24 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.13%) CISSP
13 20 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (1.13%) MCSA
14 18 (1.02%) PMP
14 18 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 16 (0.90%) BC Cleared
15 16 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.94%) SLA
2 44 (2.48%) QA
3 23 (1.30%) PMO
4 16 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
7 6 (0.34%) GDPR
8 4 (0.23%) RMADS
9 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.11%) GPG13
10 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.056%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.056%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 221 (12.48%) Active Directory
2 114 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (3.22%) Docker
4 54 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 49 (2.77%) vSphere
6 34 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
9 13 (0.73%) Firmware
9 13 (0.73%) NFS
10 10 (0.56%) vCloud
10 10 (0.56%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.45%) iptables
12 6 (0.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 6 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.34%) XenServer
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.28%) Squid
14 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 99 (5.59%) SCCM
2 89 (5.03%) Puppet
3 86 (4.86%) Ansible
4 42 (2.37%) SCOM
5 32 (1.81%) Kubernetes
6 31 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (1.69%) HP ALM
8 24 (1.36%) SCVMM
8 24 (1.36%) WSUS
9 21 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 18 (1.02%) OVSD
10 18 (1.02%) Terraform
11 15 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (0.73%) vCenter Server
13 12 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
15 9 (0.51%) FortiGate
15 9 (0.51%) Kibana
15 9 (0.51%) logstash
15 9 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 327 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 221 (12.48%) Oracle
3 203 (11.46%) VMware
4 191 (10.78%) Cisco
5 100 (5.65%) HP
6 92 (5.19%) Juniper
7 79 (4.46%) SAP
8 74 (4.18%) Citrix
9 56 (3.16%) McAfee
10 45 (2.54%) Red Hat
11 44 (2.48%) ServiceNow
12 37 (2.09%) Palo Alto
13 36 (2.03%) F5
14 34 (1.92%) Remedy
15 33 (1.86%) SolarWinds
16 32 (1.81%) NetApp
17 31 (1.75%) EMC
18 29 (1.64%) Atlassian
19 22 (1.24%) CheckPoint
20 20 (1.13%) Blue Coat