Period
to 13 May 2021

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 13 May 2021 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
13 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,024 1,060 1,672
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 18.61% 13.56% 11.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 61.17% 55.21% 47.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 654 1,016
10th Percentile £325 £306 £284
25th Percentile £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £466 £450
Median % change year-on-year +1.93% +3.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £569 £550 £538
90th Percentile £632 £638 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 65 100
10th Percentile £15.04 £16.52 "
25th Percentile £21.05 £19.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate £38.92 £43.50 £16.83
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +158.51% -6.51%
75th Percentile £52.50 £57.50 £48.19
90th Percentile £64.90 £68.75 £60.84
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.86% +87.17%

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 1,674 1,920 3,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.43% 24.56% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 1,164 2,074
10th Percentile £300 £255 £263
25th Percentile £381 £358 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £474 £450 £445
Median % change year-on-year +5.32% +1.12% +4.71%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £520
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
England median daily rate £498 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.84% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 111 215
10th Percentile £15.42 £15.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £22.03 £18.00 £14.93
Median hourly rate £40.50 £29.00 £26.42
Median % change year-on-year +39.66% +9.79% -0.08%
75th Percentile £53.13 £47.74 £46.48
90th Percentile £63.55 £65.00 £51.80
England median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year +42.37% -4.33% +28.89%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the South East

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 13 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South East

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the South East

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 13 May 2021.

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 13 May 2021. 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 0 686 £475 +2.15% 108
Thames Valley -6 218 £475 +5.56% 75
Berkshire +4 138 £463 +2.78% 53
Buckinghamshire -10 70 £550 +22.22% 16
Surrey +23 53 £475 - 30
West Sussex -6 21 £443 -2.75% 12
Kent +5 13 £434 +29.96% 6
Oxfordshire -9 10 £400 - 6
East Sussex +14 5 £321 -35.79% 3
M4 Corridor +1 1 £425 -22.73%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 13 May 2021, 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.

1 680 (66.41%) SC Cleared
2 242 (23.63%) DV Cleared
3 215 (21.00%) Windows
4 188 (18.36%) Social Skills
5 182 (17.77%) Linux
6 166 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (14.26%) Microsoft
8 141 (13.77%) VMware
9 125 (12.21%) Active Directory
10 122 (11.91%) DevOps
11 110 (10.74%) Windows Server
12 109 (10.64%) Cisco
13 106 (10.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 96 (9.38%) Firewall
15 91 (8.89%) Ansible
16 89 (8.69%) Migration
17 88 (8.59%) PowerShell
18 86 (8.40%) ITIL
19 82 (8.01%) Azure
20 80 (7.81%) Public Sector
21 75 (7.32%) JIRA
22 73 (7.13%) SQL
23 70 (6.84%) Oracle
24 69 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
25 65 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
26 63 (6.15%) Java
26 63 (6.15%) LAN
26 63 (6.15%) AWS
27 62 (6.05%) Scrum
28 61 (5.96%) Docker

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 58 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.73%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.15%) Confluence
4 21 (2.05%) Apache
5 18 (1.76%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.27%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.98%) Documentum
8 10 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.98%) MS Project Server
9 9 (0.88%) IIS
10 6 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.29%) CMS
12 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 43 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.29%) Windchill
8 2 (0.20%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.098%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.098%) Figma
9 1 (0.098%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.098%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.098%) InDesign
9 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.098%) Simulink
9 1 (0.098%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.59%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.39%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.29%) Primavera
6 2 (0.20%) iTrent
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.20%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.098%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 82 (8.01%) Azure
2 63 (6.15%) AWS
3 48 (4.69%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (1.95%) PaaS
5 19 (1.86%) IaaS
6 14 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.98%) Power Platform
7 10 (0.98%) SaaS
8 8 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.78%) GCP
9 6 (0.59%) PowerApps
10 5 (0.49%) GitHub
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon SageMaker
11 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.39%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.29%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (0.29%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.29%) Yammer
13 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 96 (9.38%) Firewall
2 63 (6.15%) LAN
3 55 (5.37%) DNS
4 54 (5.27%) WAN
5 52 (5.08%) TCP/IP
6 50 (4.88%) SAN
7 36 (3.52%) VSAN
8 33 (3.22%) DHCP
9 32 (3.13%) VPN
10 31 (3.03%) SNMP
11 30 (2.93%) Network Security
12 29 (2.83%) VLAN
13 28 (2.73%) Internet
14 27 (2.64%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (2.25%) IPsec
16 20 (1.95%) BGP
16 20 (1.95%) Skype
17 17 (1.66%) OSPF
18 16 (1.56%) POP3
18 16 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.22%) Hadoop
3 30 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 25 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.86%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.56%) Big Data
8 14 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.27%) Apache Hive
9 13 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.68%) Apache Accumulo
11 7 (0.68%) MS Access
11 7 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.59%) HBase
12 6 (0.59%) MySQL
13 5 (0.49%) Impala
14 4 (0.39%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 75 (7.32%) JIRA
2 31 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 23 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.05%) Selenium
5 17 (1.66%) JMeter
6 14 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (1.27%) Maven
7 13 (1.27%) Subversion
8 12 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.07%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.07%) FishEye
9 11 (1.07%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.88%) JUnit
10 9 (0.88%) TestNG
11 8 (0.78%) GitLab
11 8 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (0.68%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.49%) ScriptRunner
14 4 (0.39%) MSI
14 4 (0.39%) WebLOAD
General
1 188 (18.36%) Social Skills
2 80 (7.81%) Public Sector
3 52 (5.08%) Finance
4 39 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.64%) Documentation Skills
6 27 (2.64%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.15%) Electronics
8 17 (1.66%) Marketing
9 14 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
10 13 (1.27%) Local Government
11 11 (1.07%) Aerospace
11 11 (1.07%) Military
12 8 (0.78%) Billing
12 8 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
12 8 (0.78%) Legal
13 7 (0.68%) Law
14 6 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (0.49%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 175 (17.09%) Architect
2 82 (8.01%) Analyst
3 72 (7.03%) Consultant
4 68 (6.64%) Developer
5 49 (4.79%) Network Engineer
6 36 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (3.22%) Project Manager
8 28 (2.73%) Business Analyst
8 28 (2.73%) Tester
9 26 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (2.44%) Support Engineer
11 24 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (2.25%) Software Engineer
13 21 (2.05%) Linux Engineer
13 21 (2.05%) VMware Engineer
14 20 (1.95%) Data Architect
14 20 (1.95%) Network Architect
14 20 (1.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 19 (1.86%) Infrastructure Architect
16 18 (1.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.32%) XML
2 26 (2.54%) JSON
3 21 (2.05%) Node.js
3 21 (2.05%) Web Services
4 17 (1.66%) 802.1X
4 17 (1.66%) HTML
4 17 (1.66%) LDAP
5 16 (1.56%) Spring
6 13 (1.27%) CSS
6 13 (1.27%) REST
7 11 (1.07%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.07%) Kafka
8 10 (0.98%) Middleware
9 9 (0.88%) .NET
9 9 (0.88%) Akka
9 9 (0.88%) Apache NiFi
9 9 (0.88%) Java EE
9 9 (0.88%) Java EE 5
10 8 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 50 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.22%) PKI
3 26 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 24 (2.34%) Clustering
5 22 (2.15%) Replication
6 16 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.56%) User Experience
7 15 (1.46%) Private Cloud
7 15 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (1.17%) CMDB
9 11 (1.07%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.88%) Social Media
11 8 (0.78%) EMC VNX
11 8 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.68%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.68%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.68%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 215 (21.00%) Windows
2 182 (17.77%) Linux
3 110 (10.74%) Windows Server
4 43 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (1.66%) Unix
7 16 (1.56%) Ubuntu
7 16 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.37%) CentOS
9 13 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (1.07%) AIX
12 10 (0.98%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.88%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.78%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.68%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.49%) VMS
18 2 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (11.91%) DevOps
3 89 (8.69%) Migration
4 86 (8.40%) ITIL
5 69 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
6 65 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (6.05%) Scrum
8 60 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 59 (5.76%) Configuration Management
9 59 (5.76%) Project Delivery
10 56 (5.47%) Project Management
10 56 (5.47%) SIEM
11 52 (5.08%) Test Automation
12 50 (4.88%) Customer Requirements
12 50 (4.88%) Service Management
13 45 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 43 (4.20%) Validation
15 41 (4.00%) Change Management
16 40 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
17 39 (3.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 88 (8.59%) PowerShell
2 73 (7.13%) SQL
3 63 (6.15%) Java
4 43 (4.20%) Python
5 34 (3.32%) C
6 29 (2.83%) JavaScript
7 23 (2.25%) C#
7 23 (2.25%) C++
8 20 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 19 (1.86%) R
10 13 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.07%) Java 8
11 11 (1.07%) TypeScript
12 10 (0.98%) Perl
13 9 (0.88%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.88%) VB
13 9 (0.88%) VBA
14 8 (0.78%) VBScript
15 7 (0.68%) Ada
15 7 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 680 (66.41%) SC Cleared
2 242 (23.63%) DV Cleared
3 55 (5.37%) Degree
4 53 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (4.10%) CCNA
7 41 (4.00%) CCNP
8 24 (2.34%) MCSE
9 21 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 20 (1.95%) DBS Check
10 20 (1.95%) ISTQB
11 19 (1.86%) CISSP
11 19 (1.86%) ISEB
11 19 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (1.27%) CISM
14 12 (1.17%) CESG Certified Professional
15 10 (0.98%) PMP
16 9 (0.88%) APMP
16 9 (0.88%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.93%) NCSC
2 28 (2.73%) SLA
3 25 (2.44%) NIST
4 22 (2.15%) QA
5 17 (1.66%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 15 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (1.37%) GDPR
9 10 (0.98%) GPG13
10 8 (0.78%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.59%) RMADS
12 5 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.49%) PMO
13 4 (0.39%) DO-178B
13 4 (0.39%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
15 1 (0.098%) WCAG
System Software
1 125 (12.21%) Active Directory
2 106 (10.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (5.96%) Docker
4 43 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (3.71%) vSphere
6 31 (3.03%) Hyper-V
7 30 (2.93%) VMware NSX
8 18 (1.76%) HDFS
8 18 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.98%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 6 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.59%) XenApp
11 4 (0.39%) Firmware
11 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.39%) SRDF
11 4 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.20%) NFS
12 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 91 (8.89%) Ansible
2 37 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 37 (3.61%) vCenter Server
3 28 (2.73%) SCCM
4 27 (2.64%) vRealize
5 24 (2.34%) Terraform
6 16 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
7 14 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 14 (1.37%) Puppet
8 10 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
8 10 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
9 9 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.88%) PowerCLI
10 8 (0.78%) SCOM
11 7 (0.68%) Nessus
11 7 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.68%) SnapMirror
11 7 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 146 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 141 (13.77%) VMware
3 109 (10.64%) Cisco
4 70 (6.84%) Oracle
5 46 (4.49%) Red Hat
6 40 (3.91%) HP
7 38 (3.71%) Dell
8 29 (2.83%) SAP
9 28 (2.73%) Citrix
10 25 (2.44%) EMC
11 23 (2.25%) Palo Alto
12 21 (2.05%) Juniper
12 21 (2.05%) LogRhythm
12 21 (2.05%) McAfee
12 21 (2.05%) Splunk
13 20 (1.95%) Fortinet
14 17 (1.66%) Remedy
15 16 (1.56%) ArcSight
16 15 (1.46%) F5
16 15 (1.46%) Veeam