Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 851 1,646 1,832
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 21.82% 12.36% 10.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 67.06% 49.82% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 908 1,135
Median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £277 £240
90th Percentile £625 £575 £600
England median daily rate £500 £478 £460
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.80% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 178 82
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +20.25% +122.28%
10th Percentile £17.45 £16.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.25 £82.50 £63.38
England median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £32.23
% change year-on-year -3.13% +24.13% +17.18%

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 1,269 3,304 3,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.54% 24.81% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 1,798 2,136
Median daily rate £475 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +1.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £250 £240
90th Percentile £616 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 257 194
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +1.27% +55.48%
10th Percentile £15.59 £15.50 £13.58
90th Percentile £63.05 £78.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -

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 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 2020. 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 0 540 £475 +5.56% 110
Thames Valley +6 241 £500 +11.11% 34
Buckinghamshire +8 124 £525 +26.51% 9
Berkshire 0 113 £441 -1.94% 22
Surrey +50 31 £475 -9.52% 24
West Sussex +21 15 £450 +5.88% 3
Kent +13 5 £475 +26.67% 1
Oxfordshire +24 4 - - 3
East Sussex +30 3 £763 +535.42% 3
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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.

1 577 (67.80%) SC Cleared
2 201 (23.62%) DV Cleared
3 181 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (20.21%) Windows
5 147 (17.27%) VMware
6 143 (16.80%) Linux
7 141 (16.57%) Oracle
8 125 (14.69%) Microsoft
9 111 (13.04%) DevOps
10 105 (12.34%) Active Directory
11 104 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 82 (9.64%) Cisco
13 80 (9.40%) Firewall
14 78 (9.17%) Public Sector
15 75 (8.81%) SQL
15 75 (8.81%) JIRA
16 74 (8.70%) Migration
16 74 (8.70%) Windows Server
17 66 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
17 66 (7.76%) Ansible
18 64 (7.52%) vSphere
19 60 (7.05%) ITIL
20 58 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 57 (6.70%) Azure
21 57 (6.70%) Programme Management
22 56 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
23 55 (6.46%) SQL Server
24 53 (6.23%) DNS
25 52 (6.11%) Scrum
25 52 (6.11%) VMware NSX

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 39 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.76%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.65%) Apache
4 13 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.41%) IIS
6 11 (1.29%) Confluence
6 11 (1.29%) Documentum
6 11 (1.29%) JBoss
6 11 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (1.18%) Apache Geronimo
7 10 (1.18%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.18%) Apache TomEE
7 10 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.06%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.94%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 66 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Primavera
1 5 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.35%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.24%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.12%) BPCS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 57 (6.70%) Azure
2 47 (5.52%) IaaS
3 38 (4.47%) AWS
4 27 (3.17%) Office 365
5 23 (2.70%) GitHub
6 19 (2.23%) PaaS
7 11 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (1.29%) SaaS
8 8 (0.94%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.82%) Power Platform
10 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.47%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.35%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.24%) GCP
13 2 (0.24%) Serverless
13 2 (0.24%) ShareGate
14 1 (0.12%) Datadog
14 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (9.40%) Firewall
2 53 (6.23%) DNS
3 39 (4.58%) VSAN
4 37 (4.35%) VLAN
5 35 (4.11%) DHCP
6 33 (3.88%) WAN
7 24 (2.82%) LAN
8 23 (2.70%) Network Security
9 20 (2.35%) Reverse Proxy
10 18 (2.12%) SNMP
10 18 (2.12%) VPN
11 16 (1.88%) TCP/IP
12 15 (1.76%) BGP
12 15 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (1.76%) Internet
13 12 (1.41%) Skype
14 11 (1.29%) Ethernet
14 11 (1.29%) OSPF
15 10 (1.18%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 28 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 16 (1.88%) Hadoop
5 16 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.41%) Big Data
7 11 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
7 11 (1.29%) SAP HANA
8 10 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (0.94%) GIS
10 7 (0.82%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.71%) EDRMS
11 6 (0.71%) HBase
11 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2019
12 5 (0.59%) DataStage
12 5 (0.59%) Impala
Development Applications
1 75 (8.81%) JIRA
2 48 (5.64%) Jenkins
3 37 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.06%) GitLab
5 21 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (2.23%) Oracle APEX
7 10 (1.18%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.18%) Selenium
8 8 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.82%) JMeter
10 6 (0.71%) Ant
11 4 (0.47%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.47%) Maven
11 4 (0.47%) Subversion
11 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.35%) Hudson
12 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.35%) Toad
12 3 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 78 (9.17%) Public Sector
2 41 (4.82%) Finance
3 32 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.12%) Electronics
5 17 (2.00%) Aerospace
6 15 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.76%) Marketing
7 10 (1.18%) Local Government
8 6 (0.71%) Military
9 5 (0.59%) Legal
10 3 (0.35%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.24%) Avionics
11 2 (0.24%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.12%) Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.12%) Law
12 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 129 (15.16%) Architect
2 85 (9.99%) Analyst
2 85 (9.99%) Developer
3 59 (6.93%) Consultant
4 41 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 26 (3.06%) Oracle Specialist
8 25 (2.94%) Network Engineer
8 25 (2.94%) Project Manager
9 22 (2.59%) Test Analyst
10 21 (2.47%) Cloud Architect
10 21 (2.47%) VMware Architect
11 20 (2.35%) Cloud Engineer
11 20 (2.35%) Oracle Consultant
11 20 (2.35%) Support Engineer
12 18 (2.12%) VMware Engineer
13 17 (2.00%) Designer
14 16 (1.88%) Business Analyst
14 16 (1.88%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.58%) Oracle Fusion
2 29 (3.41%) HTML
3 23 (2.70%) CSS
3 23 (2.70%) RESTful
4 21 (2.47%) React
5 19 (2.23%) REST
6 18 (2.12%) JSON
7 17 (2.00%) Middleware
8 16 (1.88%) Web Services
9 13 (1.53%) AngularJS
9 13 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
9 13 (1.53%) Spring
10 11 (1.29%) 802.1X
10 11 (1.29%) OpenLayers
10 11 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
11 10 (1.18%) gRPC
11 10 (1.18%) IBM Integration Bus
11 10 (1.18%) Swagger
12 9 (1.06%) LDAP
12 9 (1.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 38 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.06%) PKI
5 22 (2.59%) Private Cloud
6 21 (2.47%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.29%) Replication
9 11 (1.29%) User Experience
10 10 (1.18%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.94%) Clustering
12 8 (0.94%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.94%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
14 5 (0.59%) CMDB
14 5 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 172 (20.21%) Windows
2 143 (16.80%) Linux
3 74 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 58 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (4.47%) Windows 10
6 31 (3.64%) CentOS
7 27 (3.17%) Unix
8 24 (2.82%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (2.23%) Ubuntu
10 12 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.71%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.59%) AIX
14 5 (0.59%) Android
14 5 (0.59%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (13.04%) DevOps
3 74 (8.70%) Migration
4 60 (7.05%) ITIL
5 57 (6.70%) Programme Management
6 56 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
7 52 (6.11%) Scrum
8 50 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 49 (5.76%) Configuration Management
10 48 (5.64%) Service Management
11 45 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 43 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (4.70%) Project Delivery
14 40 (4.70%) Test Automation
15 38 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (4.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (4.23%) Converged Infrastructure
17 34 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (3.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (8.81%) SQL
2 50 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 44 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 41 (4.82%) Java
4 41 (4.82%) Python
5 32 (3.76%) C
6 31 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 27 (3.17%) PL/SQL
8 21 (2.47%) C#
9 18 (2.12%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.00%) C++
11 13 (1.53%) Go
12 12 (1.41%) Ruby
13 7 (0.82%) Perl
14 4 (0.47%) Scala
15 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.35%) VBScript
16 2 (0.24%) VB
16 2 (0.24%) XPath
17 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 577 (67.80%) SC Cleared
2 201 (23.62%) DV Cleared
3 25 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (2.82%) CISSP
5 20 (2.35%) ISTQB
5 20 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.00%) CISM
7 16 (1.88%) CCNA
7 16 (1.88%) CESG Certified Professional
8 15 (1.76%) CCNP
8 15 (1.76%) CRISC
8 15 (1.76%) Degree
8 15 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.65%) DBS Check
10 13 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.41%) ISEB
12 11 (1.29%) APMP
13 6 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.94%) SLA
2 20 (2.35%) NCSC
2 20 (2.35%) QA
3 18 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.76%) JSP 440
4 15 (1.76%) NIST
5 13 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (1.06%) RMADS
9 6 (0.71%) PMO
10 5 (0.59%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.24%) GDPR
13 1 (0.12%) COBIT
13 1 (0.12%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 105 (12.34%) Active Directory
2 104 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (7.52%) vSphere
4 52 (6.11%) VMware NSX
5 51 (5.99%) Docker
6 35 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (1.53%) HDFS
9 12 (1.41%) NFS
10 9 (1.06%) VMFS
11 8 (0.94%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 7 (0.82%) Hyper-V
13 5 (0.59%) vCloud
14 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.47%) XenApp
14 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.24%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 66 (7.76%) Ansible
2 50 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 40 (4.70%) Terraform
3 40 (4.70%) vCenter Server
4 37 (4.35%) Puppet
5 32 (3.76%) vRealize
6 25 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (2.47%) Packer
8 20 (2.35%) SCCM
9 15 (1.76%) SCOM
10 12 (1.41%) ZABBIX
11 11 (1.29%) vMotion
12 10 (1.18%) Grafana
12 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (1.18%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.71%) Istio
15 5 (0.59%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
16 4 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 147 (17.27%) VMware
2 141 (16.57%) Oracle
3 125 (14.69%) Microsoft
4 82 (9.64%) Cisco
5 51 (5.99%) Dell
6 46 (5.41%) Red Hat
7 41 (4.82%) SAP
8 29 (3.41%) Juniper
9 25 (2.94%) EMC
9 25 (2.94%) Splunk
10 24 (2.82%) Palo Alto
11 22 (2.59%) Atlassian
12 21 (2.47%) IBM
13 18 (2.12%) Fortinet
14 15 (1.76%) McAfee
15 13 (1.53%) Citrix
15 13 (1.53%) Veeam
16 12 (1.41%) SolarWinds
17 11 (1.29%) Adobe
18 10 (1.18%) HP