Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,807 1,954 2,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.57% 12.29% 13.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.47% 47.64% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,002 1,093 1,600
South East median daily rate £425 £416 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +1.34% +2.93%
10th Percentile £241 £258 £270
90th Percentile £575 £543 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 165 102
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £24.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -26.62% +13.83%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £58.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -46.67% +7.14% +13.27%

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 3,807 4,102 5,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.27% 25.81% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,082 2,343 3,157
South East median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £248 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 268 202
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -12.62% +14.44%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £55.64
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% +8.80% +23.99%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 0 929 £438 +2.94% 78
Thames Valley -4 610 £375 -9.09% 61
Berkshire -11 296 £425 +6.25% 38
Buckinghamshire -3 292 £350 -16.67% 21
Surrey +31 155 £463 +2.78% 38
West Sussex +14 54 £500 +36.52% 8
Oxfordshire +2 22 £325 -8.45% 2
Kent +23 17 £200 +44.40% 4
East Sussex +8 14 £475 +35.71%
Sussex - 7 £444 -
Middlesex -3 3 £350 -15.15% 4
Isle of Wight - 1 £133 - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £650 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 1,410 (78.03%) SC Cleared
2 432 (23.91%) Windows
3 343 (18.98%) DV Cleared
4 327 (18.10%) Microsoft
5 258 (14.28%) VMware
6 239 (13.23%) Linux
7 236 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
8 235 (13.00%) Cisco
9 232 (12.84%) Oracle
10 221 (12.23%) ITIL
11 195 (10.79%) Active Directory
12 182 (10.07%) Java
13 179 (9.91%) Firewall
14 177 (9.80%) Windows Server
15 170 (9.41%) SQL
16 163 (9.02%) Migration
17 158 (8.74%) Finance
18 143 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
18 143 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
18 143 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
19 141 (7.80%) SharePoint
20 139 (7.69%) Project Management
21 134 (7.42%) PowerShell
22 132 (7.30%) SQL Server
22 132 (7.30%) Microsoft Office
23 120 (6.64%) JavaScript
23 120 (6.64%) DevOps
24 118 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
25 115 (6.36%) HP
26 111 (6.14%) Service 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
1 141 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 43 (2.38%) IIS
4 39 (2.16%) Skype for Business
5 38 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 25 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
9 18 (1.00%) Apache
10 16 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (0.77%) JBoss
12 13 (0.72%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.55%) Jupyter
14 10 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 132 (7.30%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.32%) Microsoft Project
3 33 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.39%) Simulink
7 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.055%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.39%) Primavera
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.17%) HFM
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.17%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.055%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 118 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (5.26%) Office 365
3 49 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (1.88%) IaaS
5 23 (1.27%) PaaS
6 14 (0.77%) Serverless
7 10 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
7 10 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (0.50%) AWS Fargate
9 6 (0.33%) GitHub
10 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.28%) Yammer
11 4 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.17%) SaaS
13 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.11%) Boomi
13 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 179 (9.91%) Firewall
2 85 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
3 71 (3.93%) LAN
4 70 (3.87%) Cisco ISE
5 69 (3.82%) DNS
6 60 (3.32%) Network Security
7 58 (3.21%) WAN
8 54 (2.99%) VPN
9 52 (2.88%) BGP
10 50 (2.77%) TCP/IP
11 47 (2.60%) OSPF
12 46 (2.55%) Internet
13 42 (2.32%) SAN
14 37 (2.05%) DHCP
15 36 (1.99%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (1.94%) IPsec
17 30 (1.66%) Wireless
18 27 (1.49%) VLAN
19 21 (1.16%) PuTTY
20 20 (1.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 42 (2.32%) Big Data
4 39 (2.16%) Hadoop
4 39 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
5 37 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 32 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 31 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
9 30 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (1.00%) Data Mining
11 15 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.83%) DB2
11 15 (0.83%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
12 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (3.15%) Jenkins
2 50 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 45 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (2.27%) Selenium
5 40 (2.21%) SoapUI
6 34 (1.88%) Oracle APEX
7 33 (1.83%) Eclipse
7 33 (1.83%) Visual Studio
8 31 (1.72%) HP UFT
9 30 (1.66%) Maven
10 27 (1.49%) JIRA
10 27 (1.49%) LoadRunner
11 25 (1.38%) SpecFlow
12 24 (1.33%) Ant
12 24 (1.33%) TestNG
13 19 (1.05%) Subversion
14 13 (0.72%) GitLab
14 13 (0.72%) JMeter
15 10 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (0.50%) Cucumber
General
1 158 (8.74%) Finance
2 52 (2.88%) Military
3 34 (1.88%) Legal
4 29 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.00%) Games
7 17 (0.94%) Law
8 12 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.39%) Billing
10 5 (0.28%) Automotive
10 5 (0.28%) Local Government
10 5 (0.28%) Retail
11 4 (0.22%) Electronics
11 4 (0.22%) Marketing
12 3 (0.17%) German Language
12 3 (0.17%) Publishing
13 2 (0.11%) Advertising
13 2 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.055%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 228 (12.62%) Analyst
2 212 (11.73%) Developer
3 204 (11.29%) Architect
4 146 (8.08%) Project Manager
5 103 (5.70%) Consultant
6 87 (4.81%) Network Engineer
7 66 (3.65%) Support Engineer
8 61 (3.38%) Test Analyst
9 57 (3.15%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 51 (2.82%) Desktop Support
11 47 (2.60%) Java Developer
12 35 (1.94%) Business Analyst
12 35 (1.94%) Network Architect
13 33 (1.83%) Administrator
13 33 (1.83%) Security Engineer
14 31 (1.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 30 (1.66%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (1.66%) Test Engineer
16 28 (1.55%) Software Engineer
16 28 (1.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (5.20%) .NET
2 69 (3.82%) HTML
3 64 (3.54%) Web Services
4 59 (3.27%) XML
5 45 (2.49%) CSS
5 45 (2.49%) jQuery
6 38 (2.10%) Spring
7 23 (1.27%) AngularJS
7 23 (1.27%) Apache Camel
7 23 (1.27%) React
8 22 (1.22%) ASP.NET
8 22 (1.22%) Middleware
9 21 (1.16%) SOAP
10 19 (1.05%) RESTful
11 18 (1.00%) Kafka
12 17 (0.94%) LDAP
13 16 (0.89%) .NET Framework
13 16 (0.89%) JSON
13 16 (0.89%) REST
14 15 (0.83%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.98%) Data Centre
3 60 (3.32%) PKI
4 39 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.16%) User Experience
5 38 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.27%) Driving Licence
8 19 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 19 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (0.77%) Clustering
9 14 (0.77%) Smart Meter
10 12 (0.66%) Mobile App
10 12 (0.66%) Replication
10 12 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.55%) CMDB
11 10 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.50%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.50%) PMI
12 9 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 432 (23.91%) Windows
2 239 (13.23%) Linux
3 177 (9.80%) Windows Server
4 104 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (4.87%) Unix
6 66 (3.65%) Windows 10
7 65 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (2.77%) Windows 7
10 38 (2.10%) AIX
11 28 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.00%) CentOS
13 16 (0.89%) Solaris
14 13 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.44%) HPUX
16 8 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.44%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.33%) Debian
17 6 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (12.23%) ITIL
3 163 (9.02%) Migration
4 143 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
5 139 (7.69%) Project Management
6 120 (6.64%) DevOps
7 111 (6.14%) Service Management
8 108 (5.98%) Change Management
9 94 (5.20%) Test Automation
10 76 (4.21%) PRINCE2
10 76 (4.21%) Service Delivery
11 70 (3.87%) Software Engineering
12 69 (3.82%) Test Scripting
13 65 (3.60%) Scrum
13 65 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 62 (3.43%) Cybersecurity
15 59 (3.27%) Open Source
15 59 (3.27%) Validation
16 57 (3.15%) Configuration Management
17 53 (2.93%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 182 (10.07%) Java
2 170 (9.41%) SQL
3 134 (7.42%) PowerShell
4 120 (6.64%) JavaScript
5 96 (5.31%) C#
6 85 (4.70%) Python
7 81 (4.48%) C++
8 64 (3.54%) C
9 29 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.44%) F#
11 18 (1.00%) VB
12 17 (0.94%) Ada
13 14 (0.77%) Perl
13 14 (0.77%) R
14 13 (0.72%) Ruby
15 12 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.66%) VBScript
16 10 (0.55%) Java 8
17 9 (0.50%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,410 (78.03%) SC Cleared
2 343 (18.98%) DV Cleared
3 95 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (4.43%) Degree
5 68 (3.76%) CCNP
6 60 (3.32%) ISEB
7 49 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 43 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 40 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (1.88%) ISTQB
11 29 (1.60%) PMP
12 28 (1.55%) PMI Certification
13 26 (1.44%) CCNA
13 26 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
14 24 (1.33%) MCSE
15 22 (1.22%) BC Cleared
15 22 (1.22%) CCIE
15 22 (1.22%) MCSA
16 21 (1.16%) CISSP
17 18 (1.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.66%) PMO
2 46 (2.55%) SLA
3 39 (2.16%) QA
4 10 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.39%) RMADS
6 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.17%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.17%) GDPR
9 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.055%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.055%) GPG13
10 1 (0.055%) MISRA
10 1 (0.055%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.055%) WCAG
System Software
1 195 (10.79%) Active Directory
2 143 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (3.98%) vSphere
4 57 (3.15%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.94%) Docker
6 26 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.77%) VMware NSX
9 12 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.44%) vCloud
12 7 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.39%) XenApp
13 6 (0.33%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.28%) iptables
14 5 (0.28%) NFS
14 5 (0.28%) Snort
14 5 (0.28%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 101 (5.59%) SCCM
2 68 (3.76%) SCOM
3 52 (2.88%) HP ALM
4 45 (2.49%) Puppet
5 44 (2.43%) Ansible
6 17 (0.94%) WSUS
7 16 (0.89%) SCVMM
8 15 (0.83%) Nessus
9 13 (0.72%) Nmap
10 12 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (0.66%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
11 11 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.61%) OVSD
11 11 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (0.55%) Kubernetes
12 10 (0.55%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.50%) SELinux
13 9 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 327 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 258 (14.28%) VMware
3 235 (13.00%) Cisco
4 232 (12.84%) Oracle
5 115 (6.36%) HP
6 82 (4.54%) Juniper
7 61 (3.38%) Palo Alto
8 57 (3.15%) Citrix
9 56 (3.10%) NetApp
10 55 (3.04%) Red Hat
11 51 (2.82%) SolarWinds
12 49 (2.71%) McAfee
13 44 (2.43%) SAP
14 39 (2.16%) ServiceNow
15 37 (2.05%) F5
16 33 (1.83%) IBM
17 31 (1.72%) EMC
17 31 (1.72%) Remedy
18 27 (1.49%) Software AG
18 27 (1.49%) webMethods