Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,253 1,809 1,757
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 12.90% 11.57% 10.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.43% 48.60% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 1,099 966
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £280 £250
90th Percentile £625 £605 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 96 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.94 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.84% +8.20% -30.00%
10th Percentile £16.65 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £56.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +66.67% -45.98%

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 2,345 3,722 3,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.14% 23.80% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,301 2,131 2,028
Median daily rate £439 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.80% +5.29% +3.03%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £253
90th Percentile £600 £599 £570
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 213 201
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.64% +10.42% -4.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £50.20 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.37 £23.50
% change year-on-year +11.57% +33.49% -16.81%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 2 April 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 0 662 £450 - 119
Thames Valley +2 446 £442 -1.89% 88
Berkshire +1 262 £450 -2.17% 52
Buckinghamshire +1 160 £425 +1.19% 34
Surrey +31 65 £500 - 18
West Sussex +15 49 £478 -9.05% 27
Oxfordshire +25 24 £400 +66.67% 2
East Sussex +26 11 £500 +56.25% 6
Kent +10 10 £450 +33.33% 7
M4 Corridor +1 1 £550 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 881 (70.31%) SC Cleared
2 257 (20.51%) DV Cleared
3 255 (20.35%) Windows
4 219 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
5 204 (16.28%) Microsoft
6 173 (13.81%) SQL
7 155 (12.37%) Active Directory
8 153 (12.21%) Oracle
9 140 (11.17%) Linux
9 140 (11.17%) Migration
10 135 (10.77%) VMware
11 134 (10.69%) Test Automation
12 124 (9.90%) Cisco
13 122 (9.74%) Windows Server
14 117 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
15 116 (9.26%) ITIL
16 111 (8.86%) Public Sector
17 107 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
18 104 (8.30%) Firewall
19 100 (7.98%) DevOps
20 94 (7.50%) Java
21 86 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
22 85 (6.78%) Python
23 83 (6.62%) Configuration Management
23 83 (6.62%) Azure
24 78 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
25 76 (6.07%) SQL Server
26 75 (5.99%) Shell Script
27 74 (5.91%) PowerShell
28 72 (5.75%) Web Services

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 55 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.47%) Confluence
4 28 (2.23%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.60%) IIS
6 17 (1.36%) Apache
7 16 (1.28%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (0.96%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.56%) Documentum
11 7 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.48%) SAS
13 5 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.40%) GeoServer
14 4 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.32%) SAP EP
14 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 86 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.16%) Simulink
8 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.080%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (2.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 36 (2.87%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (2.87%) Oracle Payables
3 26 (2.08%) Oracle Cash Management
4 24 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle ASCP
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 3 (0.24%) Primavera
9 3 (0.24%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.24%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.62%) Azure
2 63 (5.03%) Office 365
3 57 (4.55%) AWS
4 31 (2.47%) SaaS
5 29 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (1.76%) IaaS
7 21 (1.68%) Power Platform
8 17 (1.36%) PaaS
9 15 (1.20%) GitHub
10 12 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 6 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.40%) GCP
13 5 (0.40%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.32%) Amazon Cognito
14 4 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.32%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.32%) Serverless
14 4 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 104 (8.30%) Firewall
2 58 (4.63%) DNS
2 58 (4.63%) WAN
3 53 (4.23%) LAN
3 53 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 44 (3.51%) BGP
4 44 (3.51%) VPN
5 37 (2.95%) SNMP
6 34 (2.71%) Internet
6 34 (2.71%) SAN
7 31 (2.47%) VoIP
7 31 (2.47%) Wireless
8 30 (2.39%) DHCP
9 28 (2.23%) MPLS
10 27 (2.15%) IPsec
11 24 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (1.84%) OSPF
13 20 (1.60%) Network Security
14 19 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (3.19%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.68%) Power BI
5 20 (1.60%) Big Data
6 19 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
8 16 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 16 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
9 12 (0.96%) EDRMS
9 12 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.88%) MariaDB
10 11 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.80%) MySQL
11 10 (0.80%) SAP HANA
11 10 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (0.72%) GIS
12 9 (0.72%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 72 (5.75%) JIRA
2 38 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.84%) Selenium
5 21 (1.68%) Subversion
6 17 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
7 16 (1.28%) GitLab
8 13 (1.04%) Maven
8 13 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
9 12 (0.96%) MSI
10 11 (0.88%) FindBugs
10 11 (0.88%) JMeter
10 11 (0.88%) Log4j
10 11 (0.88%) Mercurial
10 11 (0.88%) SonarQube
11 10 (0.80%) HP UFT
12 9 (0.72%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.64%) StarTeam
13 8 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 111 (8.86%) Public Sector
2 55 (4.39%) Finance
3 43 (3.43%) Military
3 43 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.31%) General Ledger
5 25 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.76%) Marketing
7 18 (1.44%) Electronics
8 11 (0.88%) Legal
9 8 (0.64%) Law
10 6 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.48%) Police
11 3 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.080%) Advertising
12 1 (0.080%) Avionics
12 1 (0.080%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.080%) French Language
12 1 (0.080%) Local Government
12 1 (0.080%) Retail
Job Titles
1 186 (14.84%) Developer
2 155 (12.37%) Architect
3 114 (9.10%) Analyst
4 73 (5.83%) Consultant
5 52 (4.15%) Tester
6 49 (3.91%) Network Engineer
7 46 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (3.43%) Support Engineer
9 40 (3.19%) Test Engineer
10 35 (2.79%) Designer
11 34 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
12 33 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
13 30 (2.39%) Solutions Designer
13 30 (2.39%) Test Analyst
14 29 (2.31%) Project Manager
15 28 (2.23%) Java Developer
16 27 (2.15%) Oracle Developer
17 22 (1.76%) Linux Engineer
17 22 (1.76%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (5.75%) Web Services
2 48 (3.83%) REST
3 43 (3.43%) SOAP
4 41 (3.27%) .NET
5 38 (3.03%) HTML
6 23 (1.84%) Spring
7 22 (1.76%) CSS
8 20 (1.60%) XML
9 18 (1.44%) Middleware
9 18 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
10 16 (1.28%) XSLT
11 15 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (0.96%) .NET Framework
12 12 (0.96%) OAuth
13 11 (0.88%) 802.1X
13 11 (0.88%) OAuth2
13 11 (0.88%) React
14 8 (0.64%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.64%) JSON
14 8 (0.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (4.07%) Data Centre
3 50 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.15%) PKI
6 22 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.20%) Replication
8 13 (1.04%) User Experience
9 11 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.80%) Derivative
11 8 (0.64%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.64%) Clustering
12 7 (0.56%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.48%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.48%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.48%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
14 5 (0.40%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 255 (20.35%) Windows
2 140 (11.17%) Linux
3 122 (9.74%) Windows Server
4 59 (4.71%) Windows 10
5 57 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (3.91%) Windows 7
8 35 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (1.84%) CentOS
10 19 (1.52%) Ubuntu
10 19 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
11 18 (1.44%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.36%) VMS
13 16 (1.28%) Unix
13 16 (1.28%) Windows Vista
14 14 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.88%) AIX
16 11 (0.88%) Debian
17 6 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (11.17%) Migration
3 134 (10.69%) Test Automation
4 117 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
5 116 (9.26%) ITIL
6 100 (7.98%) DevOps
7 83 (6.62%) Configuration Management
8 70 (5.59%) Test Scripting
9 66 (5.27%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (5.27%) Project Management
10 65 (5.19%) Project Delivery
10 65 (5.19%) Scrum
11 63 (5.03%) Service Management
12 62 (4.95%) Unit Testing
13 60 (4.79%) Data Migration
14 51 (4.07%) ERP
15 46 (3.67%) Analytics
16 45 (3.59%) Validation
17 44 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 41 (3.27%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 173 (13.81%) SQL
2 94 (7.50%) Java
3 85 (6.78%) Python
4 75 (5.99%) Shell Script
5 74 (5.91%) PowerShell
6 69 (5.51%) JavaScript
7 64 (5.11%) PL/SQL
8 54 (4.31%) C#
9 39 (3.11%) C++
10 34 (2.71%) Perl
11 32 (2.55%) C
12 22 (1.76%) PHP
13 16 (1.28%) VB
14 13 (1.04%) VBScript
15 11 (0.88%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.56%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.56%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.48%) ABAP
18 5 (0.40%) Ruby
18 5 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 881 (70.31%) SC Cleared
2 257 (20.51%) DV Cleared
3 71 (5.67%) Degree
4 57 (4.55%) ISTQB
5 51 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (4.07%) ISEB
6 31 (2.47%) CCNP
7 27 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (1.68%) CCIE
11 20 (1.60%) CCNA
11 20 (1.60%) Master's Degree
12 15 (1.20%) CCDP
13 14 (1.12%) BC Cleared
14 11 (0.88%) MCSE
14 11 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (0.72%) CISSP
16 8 (0.64%) CISM
16 8 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.31%) QA
2 19 (1.52%) SLA
3 17 (1.36%) PMO
4 12 (0.96%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.88%) Def Stans
6 10 (0.80%) GDPR
7 9 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.40%) COBIT
9 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.24%) HAZOP
10 3 (0.24%) HL7
10 3 (0.24%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.24%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.16%) NCSC
11 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.16%) WCAG
12 1 (0.080%) NIST
System Software
1 155 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 78 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (5.75%) Docker
4 44 (3.51%) vSphere
5 25 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.60%) Hyper-V
7 16 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.20%) VMware NSX
9 13 (1.04%) XenApp
10 11 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.80%) HDFS
11 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.56%) vCloud
14 5 (0.40%) Firmware
14 5 (0.40%) Snort
14 5 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 64 (5.11%) Ansible
2 51 (4.07%) SCCM
3 41 (3.27%) Kubernetes
4 35 (2.79%) Netcool
5 33 (2.63%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 30 (2.39%) Amdocs OSS
7 27 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 20 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (1.44%) Terraform
10 17 (1.36%) HP ALM
10 17 (1.36%) Puppet
11 16 (1.28%) SCOM
12 15 (1.20%) WSUS
13 14 (1.12%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (0.72%) vRealize
16 7 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
16 7 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
16 7 (0.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 204 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 153 (12.21%) Oracle
3 135 (10.77%) VMware
4 124 (9.90%) Cisco
5 56 (4.47%) SAP
6 55 (4.39%) IBM
7 54 (4.31%) ServiceNow
8 51 (4.07%) Juniper
9 49 (3.91%) Remedy
10 45 (3.59%) Citrix
10 45 (3.59%) HP
11 41 (3.27%) BMC
12 30 (2.39%) Cramer
12 30 (2.39%) Siebel
12 30 (2.39%) xMatters
13 23 (1.84%) Atlassian
13 23 (1.84%) Red Hat
14 22 (1.76%) Palo Alto
15 20 (1.60%) F5
16 16 (1.28%) McAfee