Period
to 25 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,841 2,058 2,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.93% 13.43% 13.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.18% 49.90% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 1,221 1,519
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £250 £269 £274
90th Percentile £550 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 164 92
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.44 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.04% -50.50% +72.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.02
90th Percentile £47.73 £52.50 £60.00
England median hourly rate £20.25 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -47.40% +2.67% +25.00%

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 3,821 4,124 5,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.69% 26.92% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,066 2,408 3,049
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £254 £255 £253
90th Percentile £569 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 256 208
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £32.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.19% -33.59% +43.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £60.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 0 940 £425 - 132
Thames Valley -6 647 £400 -5.88% 57
Berkshire -9 319 £425 - 38
Buckinghamshire -5 300 £380 -10.59% 13
Surrey +16 126 £450 +7.14% 45
West Sussex +15 57 £450 +32.84% 9
Oxfordshire +14 28 £300 -25.47% 6
East Sussex +16 25 £475 +35.71% 1
Kent +23 19 £200 -19.03% 6
Sussex - 7 £444 -
Middlesex -7 3 £350 -22.22%
M4 Corridor - 3 £650 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £133 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 1,427 (77.51%) SC Cleared
2 478 (25.96%) Windows
3 365 (19.83%) DV Cleared
4 342 (18.58%) Microsoft
5 280 (15.21%) VMware
6 265 (14.39%) Cisco
7 231 (12.55%) Linux
8 228 (12.38%) ITIL
9 224 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
10 223 (12.11%) Active Directory
11 199 (10.81%) Firewall
12 183 (9.94%) Windows Server
13 176 (9.56%) Migration
14 174 (9.45%) Oracle
15 166 (9.02%) SharePoint
16 164 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 163 (8.85%) PowerShell
17 163 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
18 155 (8.42%) Java
19 145 (7.88%) SQL
20 139 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
21 135 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
22 125 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
22 125 (6.79%) Project Management
23 124 (6.74%) Finance
24 121 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
25 120 (6.52%) SQL Server
26 117 (6.36%) HP
27 115 (6.25%) Service Management
28 108 (5.87%) Change Management

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
1 166 (9.02%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 43 (2.34%) IIS
4 38 (2.06%) Skype for Business
5 36 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 27 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
7 26 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.92%) Apache
10 16 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.71%) Documentum
11 13 (0.71%) Jupyter
12 11 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.54%) JBoss
13 10 (0.54%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.43%) nginx
15 7 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 139 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
3 38 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.38%) Simulink
7 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.054%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.38%) Primavera
4 6 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.16%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.054%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.054%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 106 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (5.38%) Office 365
3 40 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (2.12%) IaaS
5 26 (1.41%) PaaS
6 8 (0.43%) Serverless
7 6 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
8 5 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.27%) GitHub
9 4 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.16%) SaaS
10 3 (0.16%) Yammer
11 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.11%) TestFlight
12 1 (0.054%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.054%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 199 (10.81%) Firewall
2 89 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
3 81 (4.40%) DNS
4 78 (4.24%) Cisco ISE
4 78 (4.24%) LAN
5 75 (4.07%) WAN
6 69 (3.75%) Network Security
7 66 (3.59%) BGP
8 64 (3.48%) VPN
9 53 (2.88%) OSPF
10 49 (2.66%) TCP/IP
11 46 (2.50%) Internet
12 40 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 40 (2.17%) Wireless
13 38 (2.06%) DHCP
14 35 (1.90%) IPsec
14 35 (1.90%) SAN
15 32 (1.74%) VLAN
16 27 (1.47%) MPLS
17 24 (1.30%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.34%) Oracle Database
3 41 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 37 (2.01%) Big Data
5 36 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (1.58%) Hadoop
6 29 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 27 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 25 (1.36%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.09%) Data Mining
10 20 (1.09%) DB2
11 12 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (0.54%) GIS
13 9 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.49%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.43%) Power BI
14 8 (0.43%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 42 (2.28%) Jenkins
2 38 (2.06%) Selenium
3 37 (2.01%) SoapUI
4 35 (1.90%) Git (software)
5 34 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (1.74%) Eclipse
6 32 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 28 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
8 26 (1.41%) Ant
8 26 (1.41%) HP UFT
9 25 (1.36%) TestNG
10 23 (1.25%) LoadRunner
10 23 (1.25%) SpecFlow
11 22 (1.20%) JIRA
12 19 (1.03%) Maven
13 18 (0.98%) Subversion
14 14 (0.76%) MSI
15 10 (0.54%) JMeter
16 9 (0.49%) Cucumber
17 7 (0.38%) StarTeam
General
1 124 (6.74%) Finance
2 53 (2.88%) Military
3 46 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.63%) Legal
5 23 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.09%) Games
7 14 (0.76%) Billing
7 14 (0.76%) Law
8 12 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.38%) Electronics
10 5 (0.27%) Marketing
10 5 (0.27%) Retail
11 4 (0.22%) Local Government
12 3 (0.16%) Back Office
12 3 (0.16%) German Language
12 3 (0.16%) Publishing
13 2 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.054%) Avionics
14 1 (0.054%) Banking
14 1 (0.054%) French Language
Job Titles
1 220 (11.95%) Architect
2 214 (11.62%) Analyst
3 187 (10.16%) Developer
4 140 (7.60%) Project Manager
5 114 (6.19%) Network Engineer
6 103 (5.59%) Consultant
7 68 (3.69%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 65 (3.53%) Support Engineer
9 51 (2.77%) Network Architect
10 46 (2.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 46 (2.50%) Test Analyst
11 44 (2.39%) Desktop Support
12 42 (2.28%) Business Analyst
13 39 (2.12%) Administrator
13 39 (2.12%) Java Developer
14 37 (2.01%) Security Engineer
15 31 (1.68%) Tester
16 30 (1.63%) Test Engineer
17 28 (1.52%) Systems Engineer
18 27 (1.47%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.62%) .NET
2 55 (2.99%) XML
3 50 (2.72%) HTML
4 47 (2.55%) Web Services
5 35 (1.90%) jQuery
6 33 (1.79%) CSS
7 29 (1.58%) SOAP
8 28 (1.52%) REST
9 27 (1.47%) Spring
10 22 (1.20%) ASP.NET
11 17 (0.92%) AngularJS
11 17 (0.92%) Middleware
12 16 (0.87%) Apache Camel
13 13 (0.71%) JSON
13 13 (0.71%) LDAP
13 13 (0.71%) Matplotlib
13 13 (0.71%) NumPy
13 13 (0.71%) Pandas
13 13 (0.71%) RESTful
14 12 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 57 (3.10%) PKI
4 48 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.06%) User Experience
7 29 (1.58%) Driving Licence
7 29 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.03%) CMDB
10 17 (0.92%) Clustering
11 16 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.65%) Smart Meter
13 11 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (0.60%) Replication
14 10 (0.54%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.54%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.54%) Thin Client
15 9 (0.49%) PMI
16 8 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 478 (25.96%) Windows
2 231 (12.55%) Linux
3 183 (9.94%) Windows Server
4 125 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (3.86%) Unix
7 63 (3.42%) Windows 10
8 51 (2.77%) Windows 7
9 50 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (1.85%) AIX
12 19 (1.03%) Windows Vista
13 18 (0.98%) Solaris
14 14 (0.76%) CentOS
15 11 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.60%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
16 9 (0.49%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.43%) HPUX
18 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (12.38%) ITIL
2 224 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (9.56%) Migration
4 163 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
5 125 (6.79%) Project Management
6 115 (6.25%) Service Management
7 108 (5.87%) Change Management
8 107 (5.81%) DevOps
9 89 (4.83%) PRINCE2
10 83 (4.51%) Test Automation
11 77 (4.18%) Software Engineering
12 74 (4.02%) Service Delivery
13 66 (3.59%) Validation
14 62 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 61 (3.31%) Configuration Management
16 58 (3.15%) Scrum
17 57 (3.10%) Test Scripting
18 55 (2.99%) Workflow
19 54 (2.93%) Collaborative Working
20 51 (2.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 163 (8.85%) PowerShell
2 155 (8.42%) Java
3 145 (7.88%) SQL
4 91 (4.94%) JavaScript
5 79 (4.29%) C++
6 78 (4.24%) C#
7 76 (4.13%) Python
8 66 (3.59%) C
9 30 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 23 (1.25%) F#
11 22 (1.20%) Ruby
12 20 (1.09%) Ada
13 18 (0.98%) R
14 12 (0.65%) Perl
14 12 (0.65%) Scala
14 12 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.49%) VBScript
16 8 (0.43%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.43%) VB
17 7 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,427 (77.51%) SC Cleared
2 365 (19.83%) DV Cleared
3 121 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (4.51%) CCNP
5 65 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 65 (3.53%) Degree
6 43 (2.34%) ISEB
7 40 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 33 (1.79%) CCNA
9 33 (1.79%) ISTQB
10 30 (1.63%) CCIE
11 24 (1.30%) MCSE
12 23 (1.25%) CCDP
13 20 (1.09%) CISSP
13 20 (1.09%) JNCIS
13 20 (1.09%) PMI Certification
14 19 (1.03%) PMP
14 19 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.88%) PMO
2 36 (1.96%) SLA
3 33 (1.79%) QA
4 10 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.33%) RMADS
7 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.16%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.16%) GDPR
10 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.054%) COBIT
11 1 (0.054%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.054%) MISRA
11 1 (0.054%) MISRA C
11 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 223 (12.11%) Active Directory
2 164 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (4.13%) vSphere
4 55 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.03%) Docker
8 16 (0.87%) VMware NSX
9 13 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
10 10 (0.54%) NFS
11 9 (0.49%) vCloud
11 9 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.38%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.38%) XenApp
13 6 (0.33%) flannel
13 6 (0.33%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.27%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 96 (5.21%) SCCM
2 86 (4.67%) SCOM
3 56 (3.04%) HP ALM
4 53 (2.88%) Puppet
5 26 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 24 (1.30%) Ansible
7 23 (1.25%) SCVMM
8 18 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (0.81%) Nessus
11 13 (0.71%) Nmap
12 12 (0.65%) SCSM
12 12 (0.65%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.60%) Kubernetes
13 11 (0.60%) OVSD
14 10 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
14 10 (0.54%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
15 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 342 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 280 (15.21%) VMware
3 265 (14.39%) Cisco
4 174 (9.45%) Oracle
5 117 (6.36%) HP
6 103 (5.59%) Juniper
7 68 (3.69%) NetApp
8 61 (3.31%) Palo Alto
9 59 (3.20%) Citrix
9 59 (3.20%) SolarWinds
10 55 (2.99%) McAfee
11 47 (2.55%) Red Hat
12 41 (2.23%) F5
13 38 (2.06%) ServiceNow
14 35 (1.90%) Remedy
15 33 (1.79%) SAP
16 30 (1.63%) Lumension
17 27 (1.47%) IBM
18 26 (1.41%) Software AG
18 26 (1.41%) webMethods