Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 800 1,681 1,723
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 22.65% 11.71% 10.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 68.67% 47.62% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 1,002 999
Median daily rate £495 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.14% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £288 £228
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 156 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +19.58% +122.22%
10th Percentile £21.05 £14.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.41 £82.50 £56.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +75.00% -29.41%

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 1,165 3,530 3,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.98% 24.60% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 2,024 2,046
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £234
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 235 215
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +86.05%
10th Percentile £20.21 £14.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.13 £81.50 £54.65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £24.17
% change year-on-year -2.78% +48.98% -13.94%

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

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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 25 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South East

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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 25 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the South East

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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 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 0 469 £488 +8.33% 101
Thames Valley +9 261 £500 +11.11% 39
Buckinghamshire +13 161 £535 +18.89% 9
Berkshire -2 98 £433 -3.89% 30
West Sussex +31 25 £523 +30.63%
Surrey +41 16 £525 +7.69% 17
Kent +25 15 £426 +13.47% 4
East Sussex +35 3 £763 +263.10% 5
Oxfordshire +20 2 £325 -16.13%
M4 Corridor +2 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 599 (74.88%) SC Cleared
2 198 (24.75%) Oracle
3 150 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 130 (16.25%) SQL
4 130 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (15.63%) Windows
6 107 (13.38%) Public Sector
7 103 (12.88%) VMware
8 101 (12.63%) Migration
8 101 (12.63%) Linux
9 80 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 77 (9.63%) PL/SQL
11 68 (8.50%) DevOps
12 67 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (7.75%) ITIL
14 60 (7.50%) Shell Script
15 58 (7.25%) JIRA
16 53 (6.63%) Java
16 53 (6.63%) Firewall
17 52 (6.50%) Windows Server
18 51 (6.38%) SAP
18 51 (6.38%) Azure
19 50 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
20 48 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 48 (6.00%) Unit Testing
20 48 (6.00%) Python
21 47 (5.88%) SQL Server
21 47 (5.88%) Data Migration
22 46 (5.75%) Programme Management
23 45 (5.63%) Active Directory

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 26 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 18 (2.25%) JBoss
3 18 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.13%) Confluence
5 16 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (1.88%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.63%) Apache Geronimo
7 13 (1.63%) Apache TomEE
8 10 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.13%) IIS
9 9 (1.13%) MS Exchange
10 8 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.88%) Apache
12 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.50%) SAP EP
14 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 41 (5.13%) Oracle Payables
2 26 (3.25%) Oracle Cash Management
3 24 (3.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 17 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Payroll
8 5 (0.63%) Primavera
9 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle ASCP
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Manufacturing
11 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.25%) SAP PLM
11 2 (0.25%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.38%) Azure
2 34 (4.25%) AWS
3 20 (2.50%) GitHub
3 20 (2.50%) IaaS
4 14 (1.75%) Office 365
4 14 (1.75%) PaaS
5 10 (1.25%) SaaS
6 8 (1.00%) Power Platform
7 6 (0.75%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.63%) GCP
9 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.38%) Azure Stack
10 3 (0.38%) Yammer
11 2 (0.25%) Serverless
11 2 (0.25%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.13%) Logic Apps
12 1 (0.13%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.63%) Firewall
2 35 (4.38%) DNS
3 26 (3.25%) VLAN
4 24 (3.00%) WAN
5 20 (2.50%) LAN
6 18 (2.25%) Reverse Proxy
7 17 (2.13%) DHCP
7 17 (2.13%) VPN
8 16 (2.00%) SNMP
8 16 (2.00%) VSAN
9 15 (1.88%) Skype
10 14 (1.75%) Network Security
10 14 (1.75%) SAN
11 13 (1.63%) BGP
12 12 (1.50%) OSPF
13 11 (1.38%) MPLS
13 11 (1.38%) TCP/IP
14 10 (1.25%) Internet
14 10 (1.25%) IPsec
15 9 (1.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
3 22 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.63%) Big Data
4 21 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.50%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.50%) Impala
6 12 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
7 11 (1.38%) Apache Hive
7 11 (1.38%) GIS
8 10 (1.25%) SAP HANA
9 8 (1.00%) DB2
10 7 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2017
11 6 (0.75%) Power BI
11 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.63%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 58 (7.25%) JIRA
2 36 (4.50%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.38%) GitLab
4 18 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
6 9 (1.13%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.00%) Selenium
8 5 (0.63%) Ant
8 5 (0.63%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.63%) Subversion
9 4 (0.50%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.38%) Hudson
10 3 (0.38%) JMeter
10 3 (0.38%) Maven
10 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.25%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.25%) Toad
11 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 107 (13.38%) Public Sector
2 39 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.25%) General Ledger
4 31 (3.88%) Finance
5 21 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.50%) Electronics
7 17 (2.13%) Marketing
8 10 (1.25%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.13%) Police
10 8 (1.00%) Military
11 6 (0.75%) Local Government
12 5 (0.63%) Law
12 5 (0.63%) Legal
13 4 (0.50%) Billing
13 4 (0.50%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.50%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.25%) Fire and Rescue
15 1 (0.13%) Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
15 1 (0.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 107 (13.38%) Developer
2 105 (13.13%) Architect
3 79 (9.88%) Analyst
4 55 (6.88%) Consultant
5 27 (3.38%) Oracle Specialist
6 25 (3.13%) Oracle Consultant
6 25 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
7 24 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (2.63%) DBA
9 21 (2.63%) Technical Developer
9 21 (2.63%) Test Analyst
10 20 (2.50%) Data Engineer
10 20 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
11 19 (2.38%) Cloud Architect
11 19 (2.38%) Network Engineer
12 18 (2.25%) Designer
12 18 (2.25%) Java Developer
12 18 (2.25%) Support Analyst
12 18 (2.25%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.38%) Oracle Fusion
2 25 (3.13%) HTML
3 24 (3.00%) CSS
3 24 (3.00%) RESTful
4 22 (2.75%) REST
5 16 (2.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 16 (2.00%) Middleware
6 15 (1.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 14 (1.75%) Web Services
8 13 (1.63%) JSON
9 12 (1.50%) Spring
10 11 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (1.38%) XML
11 10 (1.25%) .NET
11 10 (1.25%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.25%) gRPC
11 10 (1.25%) Swagger
12 9 (1.13%) Node.js
12 9 (1.13%) OpenLayers
12 9 (1.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
1 37 (4.63%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 16 (2.00%) PKI
5 15 (1.88%) Client/Server
6 12 (1.50%) Replication
6 12 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.38%) User Experience
8 9 (1.13%) Clustering
8 9 (1.13%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.88%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.75%) Augmented Reality
11 6 (0.75%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.63%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.63%) IBM Storwize
12 5 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 125 (15.63%) Windows
2 101 (12.63%) Linux
3 52 (6.50%) Windows Server
4 48 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (3.88%) Windows 10
6 29 (3.63%) Unix
7 24 (3.00%) AIX
8 23 (2.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (2.50%) CentOS
10 14 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.38%) SUSE
16 2 (0.25%) Android
16 2 (0.25%) Solaris
16 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (12.63%) Migration
3 68 (8.50%) DevOps
4 62 (7.75%) ITIL
5 50 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (6.00%) Unit Testing
7 47 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 46 (5.75%) Programme Management
9 45 (5.63%) ERP
10 41 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (4.88%) Configuration Management
11 39 (4.88%) Service Management
12 38 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
13 37 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 32 (4.00%) Test Automation
15 31 (3.88%) Decision-Making
15 31 (3.88%) E-business
15 31 (3.88%) Microservices
15 31 (3.88%) Project Management
16 30 (3.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 130 (16.25%) SQL
2 77 (9.63%) PL/SQL
3 60 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 53 (6.63%) Java
5 48 (6.00%) Python
6 44 (5.50%) PowerShell
7 36 (4.50%) JavaScript
8 27 (3.38%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.88%) C
10 19 (2.38%) C#
11 10 (1.25%) C++
11 10 (1.25%) Go
11 10 (1.25%) Scala
12 9 (1.13%) Perl
13 7 (0.88%) Java 8
14 6 (0.75%) R
14 6 (0.75%) Ruby
15 5 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.63%) VBScript
16 3 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 599 (74.88%) SC Cleared
2 150 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 28 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.75%) Degree
6 13 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.63%) ISEB
7 12 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.13%) CCNA
9 9 (1.13%) CISSP
10 8 (1.00%) CCNP
10 8 (1.00%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.88%) APMP
11 7 (0.88%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.63%) CCDP
12 5 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (0.63%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.25%) QA
2 10 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.00%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (0.88%) NCSC
5 6 (0.75%) PMO
5 6 (0.75%) SLA
6 5 (0.63%) NIST
7 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.38%) GPG13
8 3 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.38%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.38%) RMADS
9 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.25%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.25%) GDPR
10 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 67 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 42 (5.25%) vSphere
4 28 (3.50%) Docker
5 20 (2.50%) VMware NSX
6 15 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.00%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.88%) Firmware
8 7 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.75%) HDFS
10 5 (0.63%) XenApp
11 4 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.38%) vCloud
12 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.25%) NFS
13 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 32 (4.00%) Ansible
1 32 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.00%) Puppet
3 23 (2.88%) Terraform
4 21 (2.63%) SCCM
5 19 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.38%) Packer
6 15 (1.88%) SCOM
7 12 (1.50%) vCenter Server
8 10 (1.25%) Grafana
8 10 (1.25%) Prometheus
8 10 (1.25%) ZABBIX
9 9 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.88%) vRealize
11 6 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.75%) Istio
11 6 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.63%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.63%) Netcool
12 5 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 198 (24.75%) Oracle
2 103 (12.88%) VMware
3 80 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 51 (6.38%) SAP
5 41 (5.13%) Cisco
6 39 (4.88%) IBM
7 35 (4.38%) Red Hat
8 28 (3.50%) Juniper
9 21 (2.63%) Splunk
10 18 (2.25%) Atlassian
11 17 (2.13%) Dell
12 16 (2.00%) SolarWinds
13 15 (1.88%) McAfee
14 12 (1.50%) Ariba
15 11 (1.38%) Citrix
15 11 (1.38%) EMC
16 10 (1.25%) BMC
17 9 (1.13%) NetApp
17 9 (1.13%) Palo Alto
17 9 (1.13%) Remedy