Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,721 1,791 1,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.48% 10.51% 12.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.58% 47.13% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,044 991 1,083
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +0.61%
10th Percentile £289 £240 £253
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 101 165
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +55.56% -17.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £15.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £53.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -46.67% +14.84%

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 3,617 3,800 4,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.12% 22.30% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 2,075 2,344
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.09% +3.06%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 211 268
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +55.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £29.92
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.44% +8.80%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 0 916 £450 +2.86% 166
Thames Valley +1 616 £450 +18.42% 136
Berkshire +14 447 £435 -0.69% 93
Buckinghamshire -8 144 £478 +36.43% 26
Surrey -5 80 £475 +2.70% 44
West Sussex +19 55 £456 -8.75% 16
Oxfordshire +39 25 £240 -40.00% 17
Kent 0 19 £344 +71.88% 3
East Sussex -10 7 £120 -75.38% 3
Middlesex +11 4 £192 -45.10%
M4 Corridor +6 3 - -
Isle of Wight +1 3 £160 +20.06%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 1,235 (71.76%) SC Cleared
2 381 (22.14%) DV Cleared
3 345 (20.05%) Windows
4 324 (18.83%) Microsoft
5 272 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
6 215 (12.49%) Linux
7 208 (12.09%) SQL
8 204 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
9 193 (11.21%) Oracle
10 183 (10.63%) Migration
11 178 (10.34%) VMware
12 168 (9.76%) DevOps
13 158 (9.18%) Cisco
14 149 (8.66%) Active Directory
15 145 (8.43%) ITIL
16 140 (8.13%) Project Management
17 135 (7.84%) Python
17 135 (7.84%) Finance
18 130 (7.55%) Degree
19 127 (7.38%) SharePoint
20 126 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
21 123 (7.15%) .NET
22 120 (6.97%) SQL Server
23 115 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
24 113 (6.57%) Windows Server
24 113 (6.57%) C#
25 110 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
25 110 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
26 109 (6.33%) Software Engineering
27 106 (6.16%) Firewall

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
1 127 (7.38%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.44%) IIS
3 36 (2.09%) MS Exchange
3 36 (2.09%) SharePoint Server
4 27 (1.57%) Apache
5 21 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (1.10%) Confluence
7 19 (1.10%) Skype for Business
8 18 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.58%) Documentum
11 10 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.52%) JBoss
12 9 (0.52%) MS Project Server
12 9 (0.52%) nginx
13 8 (0.46%) CMS
14 7 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 86 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.41%) Simulink
7 5 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.17%) Windchill
9 2 (0.12%) Mathcad
9 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.058%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.058%) Sketch
10 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.058%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 50 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.52%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.52%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 7 (0.41%) Primavera
9 6 (0.35%) SAP PS
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.23%) SAP HR
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
12 3 (0.17%) SAP HCM
12 3 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 204 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (4.36%) Office 365
3 73 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (4.01%) SaaS
5 59 (3.43%) PaaS
6 56 (3.25%) IaaS
7 22 (1.28%) Power Platform
8 19 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 13 (0.76%) Serverless
12 11 (0.64%) GitHub
13 9 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.41%) iPaaS
16 5 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.29%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 106 (6.16%) Firewall
2 78 (4.53%) LAN
3 77 (4.47%) WAN
4 74 (4.30%) VPN
5 58 (3.37%) TCP/IP
6 55 (3.20%) Internet
7 49 (2.85%) DNS
8 36 (2.09%) SAN
9 33 (1.92%) Network Security
10 30 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (1.22%) Cisco ISE
11 21 (1.22%) DHCP
11 21 (1.22%) Ethernet
11 21 (1.22%) MPLS
12 19 (1.10%) Skype
13 17 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
14 16 (0.93%) VoIP
14 16 (0.93%) VSAN
15 15 (0.87%) SMTP
15 15 (0.87%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.83%) Oracle Database
3 48 (2.79%) Big Data
4 43 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
5 34 (1.98%) Hadoop
6 33 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
9 19 (1.10%) MySQL
9 19 (1.10%) NoSQL
9 19 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
10 18 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
11 17 (0.99%) SAP BW
12 16 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.81%) GIS
14 13 (0.76%) Power BI
14 13 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 53 (3.08%) JIRA
3 42 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.69%) MSI
5 24 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (1.34%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.22%) Maven
7 21 (1.22%) Selenium
8 18 (1.05%) Subversion
9 17 (0.99%) JUnit
9 17 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
10 16 (0.93%) InstallShield
11 15 (0.87%) Bitbucket
11 15 (0.87%) webpack
12 13 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
13 12 (0.70%) Ant
13 12 (0.70%) GitLab
13 12 (0.70%) SonarQube
14 11 (0.64%) JMeter
14 11 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 135 (7.84%) Finance
2 75 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 63 (3.66%) Military
4 28 (1.63%) Marketing
5 27 (1.57%) Electronics
5 27 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 17 (0.99%) Legal
7 14 (0.81%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.52%) Back Office
9 6 (0.35%) Automotive
10 5 (0.29%) Avionics
10 5 (0.29%) Law
10 5 (0.29%) Retail
11 4 (0.23%) Billing
12 3 (0.17%) Advertising
12 3 (0.17%) Games
12 3 (0.17%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.17%) Publishing
13 2 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 227 (13.19%) Architect
2 221 (12.84%) Developer
3 130 (7.55%) Analyst
4 122 (7.09%) Project Manager
5 98 (5.69%) Network Engineer
6 92 (5.35%) Consultant
7 63 (3.66%) Software Engineer
8 52 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 50 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
10 48 (2.79%) Administrator
11 43 (2.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 41 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 41 (2.38%) Test Engineer
13 39 (2.27%) DBA
14 38 (2.21%) Business Analyst
15 35 (2.03%) Support Engineer
16 33 (1.92%) Java Developer
17 31 (1.80%) Applications Packager
18 29 (1.69%) Operations Technician
19 28 (1.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (7.15%) .NET
2 57 (3.31%) HTML
3 49 (2.85%) XML
4 44 (2.56%) Web Services
5 43 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 43 (2.50%) CSS
6 33 (1.92%) HTML5
7 31 (1.80%) Middleware
7 31 (1.80%) REST
8 30 (1.74%) Spring
9 25 (1.45%) SOAP
10 24 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
11 20 (1.16%) RESTful
12 19 (1.10%) .NET Framework
12 19 (1.10%) JSON
12 19 (1.10%) Kafka
12 19 (1.10%) Node.js
13 18 (1.05%) React
14 16 (0.93%) Vue.js
15 15 (0.87%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 85 (4.94%) Data Centre
4 63 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (2.32%) PKI
6 26 (1.51%) Clustering
7 25 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 20 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.10%) CESG
9 19 (1.10%) Replication
10 18 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.05%) User Experience
11 13 (0.76%) Algorithms
12 12 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.64%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.52%) NHS
14 9 (0.52%) Taxonomies
15 8 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 345 (20.05%) Windows
2 215 (12.49%) Linux
3 113 (6.57%) Windows Server
4 91 (5.29%) Windows 10
5 72 (4.18%) Unix
6 71 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (3.78%) Windows 7
8 40 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (1.86%) Ubuntu
11 31 (1.80%) AIX
12 28 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
14 15 (0.87%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.70%) CentOS
16 11 (0.64%) Android
16 11 (0.64%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.58%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.46%) Debian
18 8 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (10.63%) Migration
3 168 (9.76%) DevOps
4 145 (8.43%) ITIL
5 140 (8.13%) Project Management
6 126 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 115 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
8 110 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
9 109 (6.33%) Software Engineering
10 93 (5.40%) Test Automation
11 81 (4.71%) Configuration Management
12 75 (4.36%) PRINCE2
13 59 (3.43%) CRM
13 59 (3.43%) Customer Requirements
14 57 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 55 (3.20%) Service Delivery
16 54 (3.14%) Data Protection
17 51 (2.96%) TOGAF
18 48 (2.79%) Computer Science
18 48 (2.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 208 (12.09%) SQL
2 135 (7.84%) Python
3 113 (6.57%) C#
4 104 (6.04%) Java
5 96 (5.58%) PowerShell
6 86 (5.00%) C
7 75 (4.36%) C++
8 73 (4.24%) JavaScript
9 70 (4.07%) PL/SQL
10 29 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 24 (1.39%) MATLAB
12 20 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.10%) VB
14 18 (1.05%) ABAP
14 18 (1.05%) VBA
15 15 (0.87%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.81%) Perl
16 14 (0.81%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.76%) ES6
18 10 (0.58%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,235 (71.76%) SC Cleared
2 381 (22.14%) DV Cleared
3 130 (7.55%) Degree
4 79 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (2.85%) CCNP
7 48 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 39 (2.27%) CCNA
9 36 (2.09%) ISEB
9 36 (2.09%) ISTQB
10 35 (2.03%) MCSE
11 26 (1.51%) CESG Certified Professional
12 16 (0.93%) BC Cleared
13 15 (0.87%) CISSP
13 15 (0.87%) MCSA
13 15 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (0.81%) Master's Degree
15 13 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (0.76%) JNCIP
16 12 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.44%) QA
2 39 (2.27%) SLA
3 25 (1.45%) PMO
4 19 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.10%) GDPR
5 18 (1.05%) Def Stans
5 18 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.93%) ARP4754
6 16 (0.93%) ARP4761
6 16 (0.93%) DO-254
7 15 (0.87%) JSP 440
8 14 (0.81%) DO-178B
8 14 (0.81%) HAZOP
8 14 (0.81%) IEC 61508
9 13 (0.76%) COBIT
9 13 (0.76%) RMADS
10 10 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
11 9 (0.52%) Dublin Core
12 6 (0.35%) MISRA
12 6 (0.35%) MISRA C
System Software
1 149 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 102 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (3.83%) Docker
4 65 (3.78%) Hyper-V
5 53 (3.08%) vSphere
6 43 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
7 21 (1.22%) vCloud
7 21 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (0.93%) VMware NSX
10 12 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.41%) XenApp
12 6 (0.35%) HDFS
13 5 (0.29%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.23%) Firmware
14 4 (0.23%) NFS
15 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 75 (4.36%) Ansible
2 49 (2.85%) SCCM
3 36 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 29 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 28 (1.63%) Terraform
6 26 (1.51%) vCenter Server
7 22 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 20 (1.16%) Puppet
9 18 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
10 16 (0.93%) HP ALM
11 15 (0.87%) WSUS
12 13 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (0.64%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
14 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (0.58%) SCOM
15 9 (0.52%) Packer
Vendors
1 324 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 193 (11.21%) Oracle
3 178 (10.34%) VMware
4 158 (9.18%) Cisco
5 74 (4.30%) SAP
6 69 (4.01%) Juniper
7 50 (2.91%) Citrix
8 47 (2.73%) HP
9 46 (2.67%) McAfee
10 37 (2.15%) IBM
11 30 (1.74%) Remedy
12 23 (1.34%) Informatica
13 22 (1.28%) Atlassian
14 21 (1.22%) Google
15 20 (1.16%) Red Hat
16 18 (1.05%) BMC
17 17 (0.99%) NetApp
17 17 (0.99%) ServiceNow
18 16 (0.93%) CA
19 15 (0.87%) Nokia