Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,630 2,067 2,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.79% 13.56% 14.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.67% 49.81% 50.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 1,342 1,581
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £213 £290 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 130 119
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £32.46 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.08% -12.50% +102.07%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.19
90th Percentile £47.18 £53.88 £60.00
England median hourly rate £26.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +7.14% +57.30%

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 3,649 4,150 5,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.92% 27.23% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,037 2,553 2,994
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £252 £255
90th Percentile £569 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 231 269
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -27.14% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £53.75 £60.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%

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 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 0 825 £435 +8.61% 127
Thames Valley -6 625 £400 -5.88% 61
Berkshire -7 317 £425 - 33
Buckinghamshire -8 278 £400 -6.98% 25
Surrey -39 76 £475 +11.76% 43
West Sussex +26 46 £450 -6.25% 7
Oxfordshire +3 29 £300 -14.29% 3
East Sussex +14 26 £338 -3.43% 3
Kent -12 11 £115 -69.74% 3
M4 Corridor -2 7 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £133 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,247 (76.50%) SC Cleared
2 448 (27.48%) Windows
3 332 (20.37%) DV Cleared
4 299 (18.34%) Microsoft
5 242 (14.85%) Active Directory
6 235 (14.42%) VMware
7 228 (13.99%) ITIL
8 212 (13.01%) Cisco
9 198 (12.15%) Linux
10 163 (10.00%) Firewall
11 152 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
12 148 (9.08%) Windows Server
13 147 (9.02%) Migration
13 147 (9.02%) SQL
14 139 (8.53%) PowerShell
15 133 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 133 (8.16%) Oracle
16 124 (7.61%) SharePoint
17 121 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
18 120 (7.36%) Juniper
19 119 (7.30%) Project Management
20 118 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
21 113 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
22 108 (6.63%) HP
22 108 (6.63%) Service Management
23 105 (6.44%) Finance
24 103 (6.32%) PRINCE2
25 98 (6.01%) Java
25 98 (6.01%) Office 365
26 94 (5.77%) WAN

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
1 124 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 43 (2.64%) IIS
4 24 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
4 24 (1.47%) Skype for Business
5 22 (1.35%) Apache
6 21 (1.29%) nginx
7 16 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.86%) JBoss
8 14 (0.86%) Jupyter
9 13 (0.80%) Documentum
9 13 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.37%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 121 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.49%) Acrobat
6 8 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.18%) Simulink
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
9 1 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.061%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.49%) Primavera
4 7 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.18%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.12%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.061%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (6.01%) Office 365
2 74 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.33%) IaaS
5 29 (1.78%) PaaS
6 16 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.74%) SaaS
8 11 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.55%) Amazon Glacier
9 9 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.55%) Serverless
10 3 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.12%) GitHub
12 1 (0.061%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.061%) npm
12 1 (0.061%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 163 (10.00%) Firewall
2 94 (5.77%) WAN
3 81 (4.97%) DNS
3 81 (4.97%) LAN
4 62 (3.80%) VPN
5 52 (3.19%) BGP
6 51 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 42 (2.58%) Network Security
8 41 (2.52%) Cisco ISE
9 40 (2.45%) Internet
10 37 (2.27%) Wireless
11 36 (2.21%) OSPF
12 32 (1.96%) SAN
13 31 (1.90%) TCP/IP
14 26 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (1.60%) MPLS
15 25 (1.53%) IPsec
16 24 (1.47%) DAB
16 24 (1.47%) VLAN
17 23 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.02%) Oracle Database
3 27 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
4 20 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (1.04%) DB2
6 17 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 16 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 15 (0.92%) Big Data
9 13 (0.80%) Data Mining
10 11 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.67%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.49%) Star Schema
13 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.37%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.37%) Power BI
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 30 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 29 (1.78%) MSI
3 27 (1.66%) Git (software)
4 24 (1.47%) Visual Studio
5 21 (1.29%) Selenium
6 19 (1.17%) SoapUI
7 18 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.04%) Ant
8 17 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
9 16 (0.98%) JIRA
10 15 (0.92%) Eclipse
10 15 (0.92%) HP UFT
11 13 (0.80%) SpecFlow
11 13 (0.80%) TestNG
12 11 (0.67%) Subversion
13 9 (0.55%) LoadRunner
13 9 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.49%) AdminStudio
14 8 (0.49%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 105 (6.44%) Finance
2 64 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 37 (2.27%) Military
4 15 (0.92%) Games
5 14 (0.86%) Legal
6 13 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.61%) Billing
7 10 (0.61%) Electronics
8 7 (0.43%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.43%) Retail
9 4 (0.25%) Back Office
10 3 (0.18%) Banking
10 3 (0.18%) French Language
10 3 (0.18%) Law
10 3 (0.18%) Marketing
11 2 (0.12%) Advertising
11 2 (0.12%) German Language
11 2 (0.12%) Local Government
11 2 (0.12%) Publishing
12 1 (0.061%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 212 (13.01%) Architect
2 174 (10.67%) Analyst
3 118 (7.24%) Project Manager
4 111 (6.81%) Developer
5 99 (6.07%) Network Engineer
6 67 (4.11%) Consultant
7 66 (4.05%) Network Architect
8 65 (3.99%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 58 (3.56%) Support Engineer
10 50 (3.07%) Administrator
11 41 (2.52%) Business Analyst
12 40 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
13 39 (2.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 34 (2.09%) Desktop Support
15 33 (2.02%) 3rd Line Support
16 29 (1.78%) Security Engineer
17 27 (1.66%) Tester
18 26 (1.60%) Test Analyst
19 25 (1.53%) Build Engineer
20 23 (1.41%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.37%) .NET
2 29 (1.78%) Web Services
3 22 (1.35%) XML
4 21 (1.29%) SOAP
5 20 (1.23%) REST
6 19 (1.17%) HTML
7 17 (1.04%) ASP.NET
8 15 (0.92%) CSS
9 14 (0.86%) Matplotlib
9 14 (0.86%) NumPy
9 14 (0.86%) Pandas
10 13 (0.80%) Middleware
11 11 (0.67%) D3.js
11 11 (0.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 11 (0.67%) Unreal Engine
12 10 (0.61%) J2EE
13 7 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (0.43%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.43%) Java EE
13 7 (0.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 45 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.15%) PKI
5 27 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 24 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (1.17%) Clustering
8 18 (1.10%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.04%) CMDB
10 16 (0.98%) User Experience
11 14 (0.86%) FlexPod
12 13 (0.80%) Public Cloud
12 13 (0.80%) Replication
13 11 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (0.67%) Smart Meter
14 10 (0.61%) Smartphone
14 10 (0.61%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.55%) CESG
16 8 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
17 7 (0.43%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 448 (27.48%) Windows
2 198 (12.15%) Linux
3 148 (9.08%) Windows Server
4 118 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (4.66%) Windows 10
7 67 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 66 (4.05%) Windows 7
9 61 (3.74%) Unix
10 49 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (2.15%) Windows Vista
12 25 (1.53%) AIX
12 25 (1.53%) Solaris
13 17 (1.04%) Windows XP
14 15 (0.92%) Apple iOS
14 15 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
15 13 (0.80%) Android
16 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (13.99%) ITIL
2 152 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (9.02%) Migration
4 119 (7.30%) Project Management
5 108 (6.63%) Service Management
6 103 (6.32%) PRINCE2
7 90 (5.52%) DevOps
8 83 (5.09%) Change Management
9 67 (4.11%) Validation
10 66 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 61 (3.74%) Service Delivery
11 61 (3.74%) Test Automation
12 57 (3.50%) Collaborative Working
12 57 (3.50%) ITIL V3
13 53 (3.25%) Configuration Management
14 50 (3.07%) Software Engineering
15 47 (2.88%) ITSM
16 37 (2.27%) Test Scripting
17 36 (2.21%) Data Analysis
17 36 (2.21%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (9.02%) SQL
2 139 (8.53%) PowerShell
3 98 (6.01%) Java
4 57 (3.50%) Python
5 46 (2.82%) C#
6 38 (2.33%) C++
7 36 (2.21%) JavaScript
8 30 (1.84%) C
9 21 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.17%) Ruby
11 18 (1.10%) R
12 17 (1.04%) Ada
12 17 (1.04%) Scala
13 14 (0.86%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.74%) F#
14 12 (0.74%) Perl
15 9 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.37%) PHP
16 6 (0.37%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,247 (76.50%) SC Cleared
2 332 (20.37%) DV Cleared
3 89 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (3.56%) CCNP
5 55 (3.37%) Degree
6 45 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 41 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 28 (1.72%) CCNA
10 21 (1.29%) ISEB
10 21 (1.29%) ISTQB
10 21 (1.29%) MCSE
10 21 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 20 (1.23%) CISSP
12 19 (1.17%) CCIE
12 19 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 19 (1.17%) MCSA
13 17 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.86%) CCSP
15 13 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.52%) PMO
1 41 (2.52%) QA
2 40 (2.45%) SLA
3 36 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.61%) COBIT
4 10 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.49%) ISO 22301
6 6 (0.37%) GDPR
6 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.31%) P3O
8 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) TickIT
11 1 (0.061%) GAAP
11 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 242 (14.85%) Active Directory
2 133 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.13%) vSphere
4 47 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.92%) flannel
8 14 (0.86%) BitLocker
9 13 (0.80%) ProxySG
9 13 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.55%) NFS
11 8 (0.49%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.43%) Docker
12 7 (0.43%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.37%) Sendmail
14 5 (0.31%) XenApp
15 4 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 86 (5.28%) SCCM
2 66 (4.05%) SCOM
3 46 (2.82%) Puppet
4 32 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 29 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
6 23 (1.41%) SCVMM
7 19 (1.17%) Kubernetes
8 17 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (1.04%) OVSD
8 17 (1.04%) SCSM
9 15 (0.92%) Prometheus
10 12 (0.74%) Ansible
10 12 (0.74%) QRadar
10 12 (0.74%) Terraform
11 11 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
12 10 (0.61%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.61%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 299 (18.34%) Microsoft
2 235 (14.42%) VMware
3 212 (13.01%) Cisco
4 133 (8.16%) Oracle
5 120 (7.36%) Juniper
6 108 (6.63%) HP
7 64 (3.93%) Citrix
7 64 (3.93%) McAfee
7 64 (3.93%) Red Hat
8 56 (3.44%) NetApp
9 54 (3.31%) SolarWinds
10 44 (2.70%) Lumension
11 34 (2.09%) Remedy
12 31 (1.90%) Palo Alto
13 30 (1.84%) ServiceNow
14 29 (1.78%) Fujitsu
15 27 (1.66%) F5
16 26 (1.60%) Forcepoint
17 23 (1.41%) Splunk
18 22 (1.35%) EMC