Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 9 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,794 1,631 1,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.21% 9.89% 12.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.25% 43.94% 48.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,088 939 1,285
South East median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -0.47% +3.66%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £294
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £474 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 90 117
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.75 £30.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.18% -42.58% -11.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £46.77 £51.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +52.17% -33.33% +11.65%

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 3,718 3,712 4,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.23% 22.51% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,090 2,085 2,470
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.28% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £221 £260
90th Percentile £588 £568 £575
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 189 222
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £25.69 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.81% +11.24% -34.01%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £28.72 £23.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +22.19% -7.84% -1.92%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -1 852 £425 - 148
Thames Valley +1 706 £415 -1.19% 90
Berkshire +3 398 £460 +4.55% 64
Buckinghamshire +3 290 £388 -6.63% 23
Surrey +12 129 £475 +5.56% 64
West Sussex +16 66 £525 +16.67% 7
Oxfordshire +9 18 £438 +45.83% 3
Kent +16 13 £338 +193.48% 7
East Sussex -19 9 £425 +85.48% 1
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 2
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 1,397 (77.87%) SC Cleared
2 426 (23.75%) Windows
3 397 (22.13%) DV Cleared
4 357 (19.90%) Microsoft
5 284 (15.83%) ITIL
6 277 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
7 271 (15.11%) Linux
8 258 (14.38%) Active Directory
9 228 (12.71%) VMware
10 207 (11.54%) Cisco
11 196 (10.93%) SQL
12 186 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
13 185 (10.31%) Oracle
14 182 (10.14%) Firewall
15 159 (8.86%) Migration
16 149 (8.31%) Service Management
17 146 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
18 144 (8.03%) Windows Server
19 136 (7.58%) Project Management
20 133 (7.41%) Python
21 129 (7.19%) PowerShell
22 128 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
23 126 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
24 124 (6.91%) DNS
25 123 (6.86%) Java
26 122 (6.80%) DevOps
27 120 (6.69%) Office 365
28 118 (6.58%) SharePoint
29 113 (6.30%) Finance
30 109 (6.08%) Data Centre

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
1 118 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 90 (5.02%) MS Exchange
3 51 (2.84%) Skype for Business
4 43 (2.40%) IIS
5 40 (2.23%) Apache
6 36 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 30 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 29 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 27 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
10 26 (1.45%) Apache Spark
11 23 (1.28%) Confluence
12 19 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (1.00%) Jupyter
14 17 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
15 16 (0.89%) Tomcat
16 15 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
18 9 (0.50%) Apache Qpid
18 9 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
19 7 (0.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 107 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
6 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.11%) MicroStation
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.056%) Simulink
7 1 (0.056%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.22%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.17%) Primavera
6 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.17%) SAP GTS
6 3 (0.17%) SAP IBP
6 3 (0.17%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ASCP
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 2 (0.11%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 186 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (6.69%) Office 365
3 81 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (3.07%) IaaS
5 39 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (2.01%) PaaS
7 29 (1.62%) SaaS
8 26 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 26 (1.45%) GitHub
9 9 (0.50%) OneDrive
10 8 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.45%) Serverless
11 5 (0.28%) BlazeMeter
11 5 (0.28%) Boomi
11 5 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 182 (10.14%) Firewall
2 124 (6.91%) DNS
3 100 (5.57%) LAN
4 89 (4.96%) VPN
5 86 (4.79%) TCP/IP
6 82 (4.57%) WAN
7 78 (4.35%) Internet
8 63 (3.51%) DHCP
9 55 (3.07%) Network Security
10 50 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
11 37 (2.06%) Cisco ISE
11 37 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (2.06%) SAN
12 36 (2.01%) MPLS
13 34 (1.90%) BGP
14 30 (1.67%) Reverse Proxy
15 29 (1.62%) Skype
16 28 (1.56%) OSPF
17 21 (1.17%) BIG-IP
17 21 (1.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.73%) Oracle Database
3 46 (2.56%) Big Data
4 33 (1.84%) Hadoop
4 33 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
7 21 (1.17%) Power BI
8 20 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (1.06%) NoSQL
9 19 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 17 (0.95%) SAP BW
11 13 (0.72%) MySQL
11 13 (0.72%) SAP HANA
12 12 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.67%) GIS
13 11 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 69 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 66 (3.68%) JIRA
3 64 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 54 (3.01%) Subversion
5 43 (2.40%) Selenium
6 23 (1.28%) NUnit
7 22 (1.23%) CppUnit
8 21 (1.17%) GoogleTest
9 20 (1.11%) Ant
9 20 (1.11%) ClearCase
10 18 (1.00%) LoadRunner
11 16 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (0.84%) Maven
13 13 (0.72%) JMeter
13 13 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
14 11 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.56%) NeoLoad
15 10 (0.56%) SonarQube
15 10 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 113 (6.30%) Finance
2 59 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 32 (1.78%) Military
4 16 (0.89%) Aerospace
5 14 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 10 (0.56%) Billing
6 10 (0.56%) Electronics
7 8 (0.45%) Legal
8 5 (0.28%) Law
8 5 (0.28%) Retail
9 4 (0.22%) Back Office
10 3 (0.17%) Automotive
10 3 (0.17%) Avionics
10 3 (0.17%) Games
11 2 (0.11%) Advertising
12 1 (0.056%) Banking
12 1 (0.056%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.056%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.056%) Local Government
12 1 (0.056%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 263 (14.66%) Architect
2 209 (11.65%) Developer
3 185 (10.31%) Analyst
4 139 (7.75%) Consultant
5 90 (5.02%) Network Engineer
6 73 (4.07%) Project Manager
7 58 (3.23%) Technical Architect
8 56 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 54 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
9 54 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
10 53 (2.95%) Support Engineer
11 52 (2.90%) Administrator
12 46 (2.56%) Test Engineer
13 41 (2.29%) Tester
14 39 (2.17%) Software Engineer
14 39 (2.17%) Test Analyst
15 34 (1.90%) Network Architect
16 31 (1.73%) Java Developer
17 29 (1.62%) Infrastructure Architect
18 28 (1.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.07%) .NET
2 69 (3.85%) Web Services
3 60 (3.34%) XML
4 55 (3.07%) HTML
5 43 (2.40%) CSS
6 34 (1.90%) AngularJS
6 34 (1.90%) ASP.NET
7 33 (1.84%) React
8 31 (1.73%) Middleware
9 27 (1.51%) LDAP
10 25 (1.39%) Kafka
11 24 (1.34%) RESTful
12 22 (1.23%) jQuery
12 22 (1.23%) JSON
13 20 (1.11%) Apache Camel
14 19 (1.06%) XSLT
15 18 (1.00%) SOAP
15 18 (1.00%) Vue.js
16 17 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
16 17 (0.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 68 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (3.46%) Management Information System
5 59 (3.29%) PKI
6 31 (1.73%) Replication
7 26 (1.45%) Public Cloud
8 24 (1.34%) Clustering
9 22 (1.23%) User Experience
10 20 (1.11%) Derivative
10 20 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Licensing
11 17 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 16 (0.89%) Mobile App
13 13 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (0.67%) CMDB
15 10 (0.56%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.56%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.56%) Reference Data
16 9 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 426 (23.75%) Windows
2 271 (15.11%) Linux
3 144 (8.03%) Windows Server
4 95 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 93 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (4.91%) Unix
7 56 (3.12%) Windows 10
8 53 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (2.40%) Windows 7
10 37 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (1.84%) CentOS
12 20 (1.11%) AIX
13 13 (0.72%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.56%) SUSE
15 8 (0.45%) Android
15 8 (0.45%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.45%) Solaris
16 7 (0.39%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (15.83%) ITIL
2 277 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (8.86%) Migration
4 149 (8.31%) Service Management
5 146 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
6 136 (7.58%) Project Management
7 122 (6.80%) DevOps
8 105 (5.85%) Test Automation
9 104 (5.80%) Configuration Management
10 103 (5.74%) ITIL V3
11 88 (4.91%) Change Management
12 85 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 79 (4.40%) Scrum
13 79 (4.40%) Service Delivery
14 74 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 72 (4.01%) ITSM
16 71 (3.96%) Software Engineering
17 65 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
18 58 (3.23%) ERP
18 58 (3.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 196 (10.93%) SQL
2 133 (7.41%) Python
3 129 (7.19%) PowerShell
4 123 (6.86%) Java
5 89 (4.96%) JavaScript
6 77 (4.29%) C#
7 71 (3.96%) C++
8 59 (3.29%) C
9 42 (2.34%) Bash Shell
10 41 (2.29%) PL/SQL
11 31 (1.73%) Perl
12 25 (1.39%) VB
13 23 (1.28%) Ruby
14 20 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.95%) ABAP
16 14 (0.78%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.78%) VBScript
17 10 (0.56%) PHP
18 6 (0.33%) Java 8
18 6 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,397 (77.87%) SC Cleared
2 397 (22.13%) DV Cleared
3 76 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (3.79%) Degree
4 68 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (3.07%) CCNP
6 47 (2.62%) ISEB
7 42 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 40 (2.23%) ISTQB
9 35 (1.95%) MCSE
10 30 (1.67%) CCNA
11 26 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 26 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 24 (1.34%) CISSP
13 21 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 19 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (1.00%) MCSA
16 16 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (0.84%) APMP
17 15 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.34%) SLA
2 35 (1.95%) QA
3 26 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.84%) PMO
5 13 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
7 7 (0.39%) RMADS
8 6 (0.33%) GDPR
9 5 (0.28%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.22%) GPG13
10 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.11%) COBIT
12 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.11%) DO-254
12 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.056%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.056%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 258 (14.38%) Active Directory
2 128 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (3.12%) Hyper-V
4 54 (3.01%) Docker
5 39 (2.17%) vSphere
6 32 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (0.67%) VMware NSX
10 11 (0.61%) NFS
11 10 (0.56%) Firmware
11 10 (0.56%) vCloud
12 9 (0.50%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.33%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 6 (0.33%) XenServer
15 5 (0.28%) iptables
15 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.28%) Squid
15 5 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 94 (5.24%) SCCM
2 93 (5.18%) Puppet
3 78 (4.35%) Ansible
4 45 (2.51%) Kubernetes
5 42 (2.34%) SCOM
6 27 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (1.39%) HP ALM
8 22 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
8 22 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 22 (1.23%) Terraform
9 20 (1.11%) SCVMM
10 18 (1.00%) WSUS
11 17 (0.95%) OVSD
12 16 (0.89%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.61%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.56%) Kibana
14 10 (0.56%) logstash
14 10 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
16 8 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 357 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 228 (12.71%) VMware
3 207 (11.54%) Cisco
4 185 (10.31%) Oracle
5 106 (5.91%) Juniper
6 88 (4.91%) Citrix
7 82 (4.57%) HP
8 69 (3.85%) SAP
9 58 (3.23%) McAfee
10 46 (2.56%) ServiceNow
11 41 (2.29%) F5
12 37 (2.06%) Remedy
13 32 (1.78%) Atlassian
13 32 (1.78%) Red Hat
14 31 (1.73%) Palo Alto
15 28 (1.56%) EMC
15 28 (1.56%) SolarWinds
16 27 (1.51%) CA
17 24 (1.34%) CheckPoint
17 24 (1.34%) Dell