Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 918 1,737 1,809
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 15.30% 11.45% 10.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 58.36% 47.27% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 1,070 1,021
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.16%
10th Percentile £334 £290 £235
90th Percentile £638 £588 £570
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 139 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +42.86% +54.02%
10th Percentile £17.42 £12.00 £15.05
90th Percentile £68.75 £73.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +105.13% -48.00%

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 1,573 3,675 3,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.22% 24.23% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 2,151 2,098
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.28%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 249 208
Median hourly rate £31.39 £33.40 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% -4.57% +55.56%
10th Percentile £16.04 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £63.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%

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 12 July 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 12 July 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 12 July 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 0 506 £475 +5.56% 73
Thames Valley +4 311 £455 +1.11% 33
Buckinghamshire +10 163 £500 +5.32% 12
Berkshire -7 126 £450 +3.57% 20
West Sussex +15 36 £478 -2.05% 1
Surrey +19 33 £525 +16.67% 25
Oxfordshire +32 22 £400 +66.67% 1
Kent +31 12 £450 +33.33% 8
East Sussex +37 9 £500 +316.67% 3
M4 Corridor +1 1 £550 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 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.

1 671 (73.09%) SC Cleared
2 175 (19.06%) DV Cleared
3 167 (18.19%) Oracle
4 158 (17.21%) SQL
5 151 (16.45%) Windows
6 147 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (13.18%) Microsoft
8 112 (12.20%) Public Sector
9 111 (12.09%) Migration
10 97 (10.57%) Linux
11 87 (9.48%) VMware
12 85 (9.26%) ITIL
12 85 (9.26%) Active Directory
13 80 (8.71%) DevOps
14 79 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
15 76 (8.28%) Java
16 72 (7.84%) PL/SQL
17 68 (7.41%) Firewall
18 66 (7.19%) SQL Server
19 65 (7.08%) Windows Server
20 64 (6.97%) JIRA
21 62 (6.75%) Cisco
22 61 (6.64%) Azure
23 59 (6.43%) Shell Script
23 59 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
24 58 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
24 58 (6.32%) Data Migration
25 57 (6.21%) Unit Testing
25 57 (6.21%) Test Automation
25 57 (6.21%) SAP

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 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.49%) Confluence
3 19 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 17 (1.85%) IIS
5 12 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.20%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.20%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.09%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.87%) JBoss
10 7 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.65%) SAP EP
11 6 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.44%) Apache
13 4 (0.44%) nginx
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.44%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 52 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 41 (4.47%) Oracle Payables
2 25 (2.72%) Oracle Cash Management
3 23 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (2.51%) Oracle Receivables
4 21 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 18 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.87%) Oracle Payroll
8 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.65%) Primavera
10 5 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle ASCP
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Manufacturing
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.33%) SAP HCM
11 3 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 61 (6.64%) Azure
2 42 (4.58%) AWS
3 29 (3.16%) Office 365
4 18 (1.96%) Power Platform
5 14 (1.53%) GitHub
6 12 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.31%) IaaS
7 10 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.09%) SaaS
8 8 (0.87%) PaaS
9 5 (0.54%) GCP
10 4 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.44%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.33%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.33%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.33%) Trello
11 3 (0.33%) Yammer
12 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.41%) Firewall
2 40 (4.36%) WAN
3 35 (3.81%) DNS
4 34 (3.70%) LAN
5 25 (2.72%) BGP
5 25 (2.72%) Internet
6 23 (2.51%) SNMP
7 22 (2.40%) TCP/IP
8 21 (2.29%) Network Security
8 21 (2.29%) SAN
8 21 (2.29%) VLAN
9 20 (2.18%) VPN
10 18 (1.96%) Skype
11 17 (1.85%) MPLS
11 17 (1.85%) VoIP
12 16 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (1.74%) DHCP
13 15 (1.63%) IPsec
13 15 (1.63%) OSPF
14 13 (1.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.05%) Big Data
3 22 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (1.96%) Power BI
6 14 (1.53%) GIS
6 14 (1.53%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 13 (1.42%) SAP HANA
7 13 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (1.31%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (0.98%) Apache Hive
10 9 (0.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.98%) Impala
11 8 (0.87%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 64 (6.97%) JIRA
2 41 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.74%) Selenium
5 13 (1.42%) GitLab
6 11 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (1.20%) Subversion
7 10 (1.09%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.98%) Maven
8 9 (0.98%) MSI
9 8 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.65%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.54%) Ant
11 5 (0.54%) FindBugs
11 5 (0.54%) Hudson
11 5 (0.54%) JMeter
11 5 (0.54%) Log4j
11 5 (0.54%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 112 (12.20%) Public Sector
2 34 (3.70%) General Ledger
3 29 (3.16%) Finance
4 28 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.83%) Military
6 16 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.20%) Electronics
7 11 (1.20%) Police
8 9 (0.98%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.98%) Marketing
9 5 (0.54%) Law
10 4 (0.44%) Billing
10 4 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.33%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.33%) Legal
12 1 (0.11%) Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 143 (15.58%) Developer
2 105 (11.44%) Architect
3 78 (8.50%) Analyst
4 65 (7.08%) Consultant
5 29 (3.16%) Network Engineer
6 28 (3.05%) DBA
7 26 (2.83%) Java Developer
7 26 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (2.72%) Tester
9 24 (2.61%) Test Analyst
10 23 (2.51%) Designer
11 22 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (2.40%) Project Manager
12 21 (2.29%) Support Engineer
12 21 (2.29%) Technical Developer
13 20 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (2.18%) Oracle Specialist
14 17 (1.85%) Data Engineer
14 17 (1.85%) Network Architect
14 17 (1.85%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.25%) .NET
2 30 (3.27%) Web Services
3 29 (3.16%) REST
4 28 (3.05%) CSS
5 27 (2.94%) HTML
6 19 (2.07%) SOAP
7 18 (1.96%) XML
8 17 (1.85%) RESTful
9 16 (1.74%) Spring
10 15 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
11 13 (1.42%) .NET Framework
12 12 (1.31%) Middleware
13 11 (1.20%) OAuth
14 10 (1.09%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.09%) JSON
14 10 (1.09%) OpenID
14 10 (1.09%) SAML
15 9 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
15 9 (0.98%) OpenLayers
15 9 (0.98%) React
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.05%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (1.96%) PKI
6 17 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.63%) Replication
8 13 (1.42%) User Experience
9 12 (1.31%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.09%) Clustering
10 10 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.87%) IBM Storwize
12 7 (0.76%) e-Learning
12 7 (0.76%) Reference Data
12 7 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.54%) Augmented Reality
14 5 (0.54%) CMDB
14 5 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 151 (16.45%) Windows
2 97 (10.57%) Linux
3 65 (7.08%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (3.05%) Windows 10
7 26 (2.83%) AIX
7 26 (2.83%) Unix
8 25 (2.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 24 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (2.18%) CentOS
11 14 (1.53%) Windows 7
12 13 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
14 8 (0.87%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.76%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.65%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.54%) Debian
18 4 (0.44%) Solaris
18 4 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (12.09%) Migration
3 85 (9.26%) ITIL
4 80 (8.71%) DevOps
5 79 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
6 58 (6.32%) Data Migration
7 57 (6.21%) Test Automation
7 57 (6.21%) Unit Testing
8 54 (5.88%) Project Delivery
9 47 (5.12%) Configuration Management
9 47 (5.12%) Service Management
10 45 (4.90%) Data Modelling
11 42 (4.58%) ERP
12 41 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
12 41 (4.47%) Scrum
13 37 (4.03%) Decision-Making
14 36 (3.92%) ETL
14 36 (3.92%) Project Management
15 35 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 158 (17.21%) SQL
2 76 (8.28%) Java
3 72 (7.84%) PL/SQL
4 59 (6.43%) Shell Script
5 57 (6.21%) Python
6 54 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 44 (4.79%) JavaScript
8 41 (4.47%) C#
9 26 (2.83%) C++
10 16 (1.74%) Perl
11 12 (1.31%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.31%) C
12 11 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.98%) PHP
13 9 (0.98%) R
13 9 (0.98%) VBScript
14 8 (0.87%) Java 8
14 8 (0.87%) Scala
14 8 (0.87%) VB
15 7 (0.76%) Go
Qualifications
1 671 (73.09%) SC Cleared
2 175 (19.06%) DV Cleared
3 26 (2.83%) Degree
4 23 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 23 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (2.51%) ISEB
4 23 (2.51%) ISTQB
5 21 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.63%) CCNA
7 14 (1.53%) CCNP
8 12 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (0.98%) BC Cleared
9 9 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.87%) MCSA
11 7 (0.76%) CCDP
11 7 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.76%) MCSE
12 6 (0.65%) CCIE
12 6 (0.65%) CCIP
12 6 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.96%) QA
2 16 (1.74%) SLA
3 8 (0.87%) PMO
4 5 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.44%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.44%) NCSC
6 3 (0.33%) GPG13
6 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) HL7
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.22%) WCAG
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.11%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 85 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 58 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.36%) Docker
4 32 (3.49%) vSphere
5 16 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.63%) VMware NSX
7 13 (1.42%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.09%) Firmware
8 10 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.54%) XenApp
10 4 (0.44%) HDFS
10 4 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.33%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.33%) UAG
11 3 (0.33%) vCloud
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.22%) Snort
12 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (4.36%) Ansible
2 31 (3.38%) Kubernetes
3 29 (3.16%) SCCM
4 19 (2.07%) Terraform
5 16 (1.74%) SCOM
6 14 (1.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 14 (1.53%) Packer
6 14 (1.53%) Puppet
7 13 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (1.42%) Netcool
7 13 (1.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 11 (1.20%) Amdocs OSS
8 11 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.20%) WSUS
9 10 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (0.98%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.76%) Grafana
11 7 (0.76%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.76%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 167 (18.19%) Oracle
2 121 (13.18%) Microsoft
3 87 (9.48%) VMware
4 62 (6.75%) Cisco
5 57 (6.21%) SAP
6 41 (4.47%) IBM
7 32 (3.49%) Juniper
8 30 (3.27%) Remedy
9 27 (2.94%) BMC
10 25 (2.72%) ServiceNow
11 22 (2.40%) HP
12 18 (1.96%) Red Hat
13 16 (1.74%) Atlassian
13 16 (1.74%) McAfee
14 15 (1.63%) Citrix
14 15 (1.63%) SolarWinds
15 14 (1.53%) Palo Alto
16 13 (1.42%) Ariba
16 13 (1.42%) Splunk
16 13 (1.42%) xMatters