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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
England / South East
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1077 1245 1316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.93% 13.50% 13.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.20% 49.09% 49.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 770 685
Median daily rate £425 £403 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 42 37
Median hourly rate £18.00 £39.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.14% +86.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £62.70 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +19.44%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2189 2536 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.31% 27.50% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1562 1382
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 107 105
Median hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £62.45 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 532 £425 +9.67% 53
Buckinghamshire +12 287 £425 - 11
Berkshire 0 188 £425 +4.93% 17
Surrey -55 27 £425 -9.33% 33
West Sussex -8 11 £310 -24.39% 3
Middlesex - 7 £215 -
Oxfordshire -29 6 £250 -21.87% 11
East Sussex +7 3 £350 +3.70%
Kent -13 3 £247 -40.33% 1
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 1647 (78.39%) SC Cleared
2 475 (22.61%) Windows
3 419 (19.94%) Microsoft
4 365 (17.37%) DV Cleared
5 347 (16.52%) ITIL
6 305 (14.52%) Linux
7 284 (13.52%) Cisco
8 273 (12.99%) VMware
9 257 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
10 243 (11.57%) Oracle
11 233 (11.09%) Active Directory
12 217 (10.33%) SQL
13 194 (9.23%) Service Management
14 181 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
15 177 (8.42%) Finance
16 170 (8.09%) Firewall
17 165 (7.85%) MS Excel
18 161 (7.66%) Project Management
19 159 (7.57%) Java
20 155 (7.38%) Unix
21 153 (7.28%) WAN
22 150 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
23 149 (7.09%) Windows Server
24 145 (6.90%) LAN
25 144 (6.85%) MS Office
26 136 (6.47%) Migration
27 132 (6.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 129 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
29 127 (6.04%) CCNP
30 126 (6.00%) Data Centre

Security Cleared
Top Related 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
1 123 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 57 (2.71%) JBoss
4 47 (2.24%) WebSphere
5 42 (2.00%) Skype for Business
6 37 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 31 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
10 24 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (1.09%) IIS
12 20 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (0.90%) Apache Geronimo
13 19 (0.90%) Apache TomEE
14 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
15 15 (0.71%) Apache
15 15 (0.71%) Confluence
16 12 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
16 12 (0.57%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 165 (7.85%) MS Excel
2 144 (6.85%) MS Office
3 68 (3.24%) MS Project
4 18 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.29%) Simulink
7 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 60 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
8 6 (0.29%) Infor M3
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.29%) SAP GTS
8 6 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
12 2 (0.095%) HFM
12 2 (0.095%) LabWindows
12 2 (0.095%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 88 (4.19%) Office 365
2 70 (3.33%) IaaS
3 57 (2.71%) PaaS
4 20 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.48%) Google Drive
6 10 (0.48%) OneDrive
6 10 (0.48%) SaaS
7 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.24%) GitHub
9 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.095%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.048%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.048%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 170 (8.09%) Firewall
2 153 (7.28%) WAN
3 145 (6.90%) LAN
4 78 (3.71%) Wireless
5 76 (3.62%) TCP/IP
6 66 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 66 (3.14%) SAN
7 64 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
8 63 (3.00%) VPN
9 57 (2.71%) DNS
10 46 (2.19%) BGP
11 44 (2.09%) DHCP
12 42 (2.00%) OSPF
12 42 (2.00%) VLAN
13 38 (1.81%) Network Security
14 36 (1.71%) IPsec
15 35 (1.67%) VoIP
16 32 (1.52%) NAS
17 30 (1.43%) Internet
18 29 (1.38%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.52%) Oracle Database
3 49 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 35 (1.67%) MySQL
6 34 (1.62%) Hadoop
7 33 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
8 27 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 24 (1.14%) Big Data
9 24 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
11 20 (0.95%) Relational Database
12 18 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
12 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.62%) DB2
15 12 (0.57%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.57%) Oracle OWB
16 11 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (2.52%) Git (software)
2 50 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 46 (2.19%) Selenium
4 43 (2.05%) JIRA
5 42 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (1.57%) Jenkins
7 31 (1.48%) MSI
8 29 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
9 24 (1.14%) Subversion
10 21 (1.00%) Eclipse
10 21 (1.00%) SpecFlow
11 20 (0.95%) Ant
11 20 (0.95%) HP UFT
12 19 (0.90%) Gradle
12 19 (0.90%) TeamCity
13 18 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (0.81%) JUnit
14 17 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
15 16 (0.76%) Maven
16 13 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 177 (8.42%) Finance
2 97 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 62 (2.95%) Legal
4 44 (2.09%) Military
5 27 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.19%) Electronics
7 19 (0.90%) Law
8 17 (0.81%) Aerospace
8 17 (0.81%) Marketing
9 7 (0.33%) Billing
9 7 (0.33%) Local Government
9 7 (0.33%) Publishing
10 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.19%) Retail
12 3 (0.14%) Back Office
13 2 (0.095%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.048%) Advertising
14 1 (0.048%) French Language
14 1 (0.048%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.048%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 251 (11.95%) Architect
2 224 (10.66%) Developer
3 216 (10.28%) Analyst
4 166 (7.90%) Consultant
5 111 (5.28%) Network Engineer
6 107 (5.09%) Project Manager
7 69 (3.28%) Java Developer
8 55 (2.62%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 53 (2.52%) Business Analyst
10 51 (2.43%) Network Architect
11 49 (2.33%) Support Engineer
12 41 (1.95%) Tester
12 41 (1.95%) Wintel Engineer
13 40 (1.90%) Software Engineer
14 39 (1.86%) Solutions Architect
14 39 (1.86%) Test Analyst
15 38 (1.81%) Systems Engineer
16 36 (1.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 34 (1.62%) 3rd Line Support
17 34 (1.62%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (4.47%) .NET
2 79 (3.76%) HTML
2 79 (3.76%) Web Services
3 76 (3.62%) XML
4 68 (3.24%) CSS
5 34 (1.62%) SOAP
6 32 (1.52%) Spring
7 28 (1.33%) WCF
8 27 (1.29%) .NET Framework
9 26 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
10 23 (1.09%) Hibernate
10 23 (1.09%) IBM Integration Bus
10 23 (1.09%) Middleware
11 22 (1.05%) Java EE
11 22 (1.05%) RESTful
12 20 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (0.90%) REST
14 17 (0.81%) ASP.NET
15 16 (0.76%) ActiveMQ
16 15 (0.71%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 126 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 81 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 76 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (2.28%) PKI
5 31 (1.48%) CESG
6 30 (1.43%) EMC VNX
7 28 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 28 (1.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 27 (1.29%) EMC VMAX
9 23 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.09%) Clustering
10 22 (1.05%) Replication
11 20 (0.95%) CMDB
12 18 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (0.81%) Fat Client
13 17 (0.81%) Thin Client
14 16 (0.76%) Driving Licence
15 15 (0.71%) Smart Meter
16 14 (0.67%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 475 (22.61%) Windows
2 305 (14.52%) Linux
3 155 (7.38%) Unix
4 149 (7.09%) Windows Server
5 132 (6.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 129 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (3.33%) Windows 7
10 69 (3.28%) Windows 10
11 44 (2.09%) CentOS
12 38 (1.81%) Windows Vista
13 25 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 23 (1.09%) AIX
15 21 (1.00%) Debian
16 19 (0.90%) Solaris
17 16 (0.76%) Android
18 13 (0.62%) Windows 8
19 12 (0.57%) Apple iOS
20 8 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (16.52%) ITIL
2 257 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (9.23%) Service Management
4 161 (7.66%) Project Management
5 136 (6.47%) Migration
6 90 (4.28%) Configuration Management
7 89 (4.24%) DevOps
8 78 (3.71%) Scrum
9 77 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 76 (3.62%) Risk Management
10 76 (3.62%) Service Design
10 76 (3.62%) Software Engineering
11 72 (3.43%) Change Management
11 72 (3.43%) ITIL V3
11 72 (3.43%) PRINCE2
11 72 (3.43%) Service Delivery
12 71 (3.38%) CRM
13 67 (3.19%) Programme Management
14 64 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
14 64 (3.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 217 (10.33%) SQL
2 159 (7.57%) Java
3 117 (5.57%) PowerShell
4 111 (5.28%) JavaScript
5 101 (4.81%) C#
6 86 (4.09%) C
7 84 (4.00%) Python
8 66 (3.14%) C++
9 51 (2.43%) Bash Shell
10 47 (2.24%) VBScript
11 42 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 41 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 29 (1.38%) F#
14 26 (1.24%) VB
15 22 (1.05%) Perl
16 21 (1.00%) Ruby
17 16 (0.76%) Ada
18 10 (0.48%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.38%) T-SQL
20 6 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1647 (78.39%) SC Cleared
2 365 (17.37%) DV Cleared
3 181 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
4 127 (6.04%) CCNP
5 89 (4.24%) Degree
6 75 (3.57%) CCNA
7 59 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (2.48%) CCIE
9 40 (1.90%) CISSP
10 38 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 31 (1.48%) CEH
11 31 (1.48%) ISEB
12 28 (1.33%) CCDP
12 28 (1.33%) CREST Certified
12 28 (1.33%) OSCP
13 26 (1.24%) CCSE
13 26 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.24%) MCSA
14 25 (1.19%) ISTQB
15 24 (1.14%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.86%) SLA
2 53 (2.52%) PMO
3 48 (2.28%) QA
4 31 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (1.05%) RMADS
6 16 (0.76%) JSP 440
7 13 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.52%) Def Stans
8 11 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.48%) GPG13
10 9 (0.43%) IEC 61508
11 7 (0.33%) ISO22301
12 5 (0.24%) ARP4754
12 5 (0.24%) ARP4761
12 5 (0.24%) DO-178B
12 5 (0.24%) DO-254
13 4 (0.19%) COBIT
13 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.14%) EFQM
14 3 (0.14%) SDET
System Software
1 233 (11.09%) Active Directory
2 150 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (3.43%) vSphere
4 54 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (1.05%) Docker
7 21 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
8 20 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 19 (0.90%) vCloud
9 19 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.90%) XenApp
10 13 (0.62%) Firmware
10 13 (0.62%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.33%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.29%) Samba
14 6 (0.29%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 77 (3.66%) SCCM
2 59 (2.81%) Puppet
3 50 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 26 (1.24%) Ansible
4 26 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 21 (1.00%) SELinux
7 20 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
8 19 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
8 19 (0.90%) FortiGate
9 16 (0.76%) SCOM
9 16 (0.76%) vRealize
9 16 (0.76%) WSUS
10 14 (0.67%) AirWatch
10 14 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
11 13 (0.62%) AppDNA
11 13 (0.62%) Netcool
12 12 (0.57%) Data Guard
12 12 (0.57%) QRadar
12 12 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 419 (19.94%) Microsoft
2 284 (13.52%) Cisco
3 273 (12.99%) VMware
4 243 (11.57%) Oracle
5 123 (5.85%) Red Hat
6 121 (5.76%) HP
7 103 (4.90%) Juniper
8 76 (3.62%) F5
9 68 (3.24%) Citrix
10 59 (2.81%) IBM
11 56 (2.67%) Remedy
12 51 (2.43%) CheckPoint
13 49 (2.33%) Intel Security
14 42 (2.00%) SAP
15 39 (1.86%) EMC
16 30 (1.43%) CA
17 27 (1.29%) BMC
17 27 (1.29%) Fortinet
17 27 (1.29%) Riverbed
18 25 (1.19%) Aruba
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ringwood, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17.77 per annum + milage.
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + potentially higher for perfect candidate
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago