Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,723 1,676 2,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.43% 10.27% 12.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.80% 44.75% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 969 1,374
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.32% +3.44%
10th Percentile £230 £216 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 116 104
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £21.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -17.86% -29.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £24.50 £34.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -27.94% +21.43% -3.45%

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 3,682 3,745 4,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.29% 22.95% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,037 2,127 2,773
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £232 £221 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 208 197
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.05% -8.51% -2.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.15
90th Percentile £54.65 £49.13 £52.25
England median hourly rate £24.04 £27.66 £25.50
% change year-on-year -13.09% +8.47% +13.33%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -1 829 £425 +6.25% 144
Thames Valley +2 625 £400 - 80
Berkshire +3 305 £438 +2.94% 47
Buckinghamshire +1 298 £365 -9.88% 23
Surrey +13 170 £450 - 65
West Sussex +5 52 £513 +17.14% 12
Oxfordshire +4 22 £413 +16.20% 11
Kent +19 16 £150 +12.78% 8
East Sussex -6 4 £473 +286.12% 1
Sussex - 3 £469 -
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 5
Middlesex +4 1 £350 -16.42% 1
M4 Corridor -4 1 £650 +116.67%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1,333 (77.37%) SC Cleared
2 379 (22.00%) Windows
3 349 (20.26%) DV Cleared
4 320 (18.57%) Microsoft
5 263 (15.26%) ITIL
6 250 (14.51%) Linux
7 240 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
8 233 (13.52%) Oracle
9 214 (12.42%) VMware
10 193 (11.20%) Active Directory
11 191 (11.09%) Cisco
12 182 (10.56%) Java
13 177 (10.27%) SQL
14 163 (9.46%) Firewall
15 158 (9.17%) Finance
16 156 (9.05%) Migration
17 139 (8.07%) Service Management
17 139 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
18 136 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 135 (7.84%) Windows Server
20 133 (7.72%) JavaScript
21 132 (7.66%) SharePoint
22 130 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
22 130 (7.54%) PowerShell
23 121 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
24 118 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
25 117 (6.79%) DevOps
26 116 (6.73%) Project Management
27 113 (6.56%) Python
28 110 (6.38%) SQL Server

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
1 132 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 48 (2.79%) IIS
4 43 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 41 (2.38%) Skype for Business
6 33 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.51%) Apache
8 25 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
11 18 (1.04%) JBoss
12 16 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.52%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.52%) Jupyter
15 9 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 130 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.23%) Simulink
8 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.058%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.058%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.058%) Revit
8 1 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.29%) HFM
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.29%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.17%) Primavera
7 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.17%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.17%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.058%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 136 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (5.57%) Office 365
3 65 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (2.44%) IaaS
5 23 (1.33%) PaaS
6 16 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.93%) Serverless
7 14 (0.81%) SaaS
8 13 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
8 13 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.64%) AWS Fargate
11 7 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.35%) GitHub
12 6 (0.35%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.17%) Boomi
13 3 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 163 (9.46%) Firewall
2 93 (5.40%) DNS
3 90 (5.22%) LAN
4 74 (4.29%) WAN
5 71 (4.12%) TCP/IP
6 69 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 63 (3.66%) Internet
8 59 (3.42%) VPN
9 50 (2.90%) SAN
10 49 (2.84%) Cisco ISE
11 47 (2.73%) DHCP
12 46 (2.67%) Network Security
13 39 (2.26%) BGP
14 32 (1.86%) Cisco Nexus
14 32 (1.86%) OSPF
15 31 (1.80%) IPsec
16 28 (1.63%) MPLS
17 25 (1.45%) Skype
18 20 (1.16%) SNMP
18 20 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.31%) Oracle Database
3 43 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 38 (2.21%) Big Data
5 34 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
6 33 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (1.86%) Relational Database
8 31 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 23 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
11 22 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (0.99%) MySQL
13 17 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
14 15 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (0.81%) Data Mining
15 14 (0.81%) MongoDB
15 14 (0.81%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 66 (3.83%) Jenkins
3 43 (2.50%) JIRA
4 41 (2.38%) Selenium
5 37 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (2.03%) Maven
7 28 (1.63%) Oracle APEX
8 26 (1.51%) LoadRunner
9 25 (1.45%) Visual Studio
10 24 (1.39%) Eclipse
10 24 (1.39%) Subversion
11 22 (1.28%) HP UFT
11 22 (1.28%) SoapUI
12 17 (0.99%) TestNG
13 15 (0.87%) SpecFlow
14 14 (0.81%) JMeter
15 13 (0.75%) Ant
15 13 (0.75%) GitLab
16 11 (0.64%) Bitbucket
17 10 (0.58%) LabVIEW
General
1 158 (9.17%) Finance
2 43 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 31 (1.80%) Military
4 25 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 21 (1.22%) Legal
6 16 (0.93%) Law
7 12 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 12 (0.70%) Games
8 9 (0.52%) Retail
9 7 (0.41%) Billing
10 5 (0.29%) Automotive
10 5 (0.29%) Electronics
11 3 (0.17%) Avionics
12 2 (0.12%) Local Government
13 1 (0.058%) Advertising
13 1 (0.058%) Back Office
13 1 (0.058%) French Language
13 1 (0.058%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.058%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 228 (13.23%) Developer
2 215 (12.48%) Analyst
3 181 (10.50%) Architect
4 114 (6.62%) Project Manager
5 101 (5.86%) Consultant
6 75 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 59 (3.42%) Support Engineer
7 59 (3.42%) Test Analyst
8 52 (3.02%) Java Developer
9 47 (2.73%) Desktop Support
10 42 (2.44%) Administrator
10 42 (2.44%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 42 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
11 36 (2.09%) Tester
12 34 (1.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 34 (1.97%) Test Engineer
13 30 (1.74%) Software Engineer
14 29 (1.68%) DevOps Engineer
15 27 (1.57%) Linux Engineer
16 26 (1.51%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (4.76%) .NET
1 82 (4.76%) HTML
2 70 (4.06%) Web Services
3 62 (3.60%) CSS
4 48 (2.79%) XML
5 41 (2.38%) jQuery
6 40 (2.32%) Spring
7 35 (2.03%) React
8 32 (1.86%) AngularJS
9 31 (1.80%) LDAP
10 28 (1.63%) Apache Camel
11 23 (1.33%) J2EE
12 22 (1.28%) RESTful
13 19 (1.10%) ASP.NET
13 19 (1.10%) Kafka
13 19 (1.10%) SOAP
14 18 (1.04%) JSON
15 16 (0.93%) Hibernate
15 16 (0.93%) Middleware
16 15 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 118 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (6.21%) Data Centre
3 61 (3.54%) PKI
4 51 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (2.03%) User Experience
7 22 (1.28%) Driving Licence
8 19 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 17 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (0.99%) Replication
11 15 (0.87%) Virtual Team
12 13 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.75%) Clustering
12 13 (0.75%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.70%) Fat Client
13 12 (0.70%) Smart Meter
13 12 (0.70%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.64%) NHS
15 10 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 379 (22.00%) Windows
2 250 (14.51%) Linux
3 135 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 103 (5.98%) Unix
5 88 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 60 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (3.08%) Windows 7
9 47 (2.73%) Windows 10
10 39 (2.26%) CentOS
11 28 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (1.51%) Ubuntu
13 24 (1.39%) AIX
14 17 (0.99%) Solaris
15 9 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (0.52%) SUSE
15 9 (0.52%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.46%) HPUX
16 8 (0.46%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (15.26%) ITIL
2 240 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (9.05%) Migration
4 139 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
4 139 (8.07%) Service Management
5 117 (6.79%) DevOps
6 116 (6.73%) Project Management
7 103 (5.98%) Test Automation
8 93 (5.40%) Change Management
9 90 (5.22%) ITIL V3
10 85 (4.93%) Service Delivery
11 70 (4.06%) Configuration Management
12 67 (3.89%) Scrum
13 66 (3.83%) ITSM
14 63 (3.66%) ERP
15 60 (3.48%) Software Engineering
16 59 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
17 57 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
18 56 (3.25%) Open Source
19 53 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (10.56%) Java
2 177 (10.27%) SQL
3 133 (7.72%) JavaScript
4 130 (7.54%) PowerShell
5 113 (6.56%) Python
6 100 (5.80%) C#
7 68 (3.95%) C++
8 52 (3.02%) C
9 45 (2.61%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.51%) PL/SQL
11 25 (1.45%) VB
12 23 (1.33%) Perl
13 19 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.04%) F#
15 17 (0.99%) Ruby
16 13 (0.75%) VBScript
17 12 (0.70%) Ada
18 10 (0.58%) ABAP
18 10 (0.58%) Java 8
18 10 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 1,333 (77.37%) SC Cleared
2 349 (20.26%) DV Cleared
3 74 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (4.12%) ISEB
5 63 (3.66%) Degree
6 54 (3.13%) CCNP
7 49 (2.84%) ISTQB
8 47 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 46 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 43 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (1.68%) CCNA
12 22 (1.28%) BC Cleared
13 21 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
13 21 (1.22%) PMP
14 20 (1.16%) PMI Certification
15 19 (1.10%) CISSP
16 17 (0.99%) MCSE
17 14 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 14 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.73%) QA
2 46 (2.67%) SLA
3 37 (2.15%) PMO
4 9 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
5 8 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.41%) RMADS
7 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.29%) GDPR
9 4 (0.23%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.17%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) GPG13
11 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.058%) MISRA
12 1 (0.058%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 193 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 121 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.79%) Docker
3 48 (2.79%) vSphere
4 34 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 31 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
8 15 (0.87%) NFS
9 10 (0.58%) iptables
10 8 (0.46%) Firmware
10 8 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.41%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 6 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.29%) vCloud
14 4 (0.23%) Snort
14 4 (0.23%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 99 (5.75%) SCCM
2 66 (3.83%) Puppet
3 62 (3.60%) Ansible
4 52 (3.02%) SCOM
5 37 (2.15%) HP ALM
6 22 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (1.16%) WSUS
8 16 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 13 (0.75%) SCVMM
9 13 (0.75%) SELinux
9 13 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.75%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.70%) Kubernetes
11 11 (0.64%) FortiGate
11 11 (0.64%) Nagios
11 11 (0.64%) OVSD
12 10 (0.58%) Terraform
13 9 (0.52%) NetBackup
13 9 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 320 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 233 (13.52%) Oracle
3 214 (12.42%) VMware
4 191 (11.09%) Cisco
5 104 (6.04%) HP
6 97 (5.63%) Juniper
7 69 (4.00%) SAP
8 60 (3.48%) Citrix
9 51 (2.96%) McAfee
10 50 (2.90%) Red Hat
11 44 (2.55%) ServiceNow
12 40 (2.32%) NetApp
12 40 (2.32%) Palo Alto
13 39 (2.26%) SolarWinds
14 37 (2.15%) EMC
15 36 (2.09%) Remedy
16 35 (2.03%) F5
17 25 (1.45%) IBM
18 23 (1.33%) CheckPoint
19 21 (1.22%) CA