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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 896 1266 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.55% 14.08% 12.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.89% 50.08% 49.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 731 698
Median daily rate £405 £413 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +4.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £382 £390
% change year-on-year +8.56% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 54 62
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1871 2528 2322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.13% 28.11% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1028 1481 1310
Median daily rate £405 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 100 118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.18 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 515 £415 +10.66% 43
Buckinghamshire -1 158 £388 -8.82% 5
Berkshire -8 144 £388 -6.06% 15
Surrey -41 32 £450 -5.26% 13
West Sussex +11 28 £366 -15.31% 2
Oxfordshire -3 10 £430 +37.60% 3
Kent -4 4 £133 -69.60%
East Sussex +2 3 £365 -32.40%
Home Counties +1 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 1488 (74.62%) SC Cleared
2 435 (21.82%) Windows
3 383 (19.21%) Microsoft
4 379 (19.01%) DV Cleared
5 362 (18.15%) ITIL
6 277 (13.89%) Cisco
7 244 (12.24%) Linux
8 227 (11.38%) VMware
9 222 (11.13%) SQL
10 210 (10.53%) Active Directory
11 207 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
12 203 (10.18%) Firewall
13 198 (9.93%) Project Management
14 194 (9.73%) Cisco Certification
15 186 (9.33%) Service Management
16 177 (8.88%) Oracle
17 167 (8.38%) Finance
18 162 (8.12%) HP
19 155 (7.77%) WAN
20 149 (7.47%) LAN
21 147 (7.37%) Telecoms
22 143 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
22 143 (7.17%) CCNP
23 139 (6.97%) Migration
23 139 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
24 134 (6.72%) SharePoint
25 132 (6.62%) Java
26 127 (6.37%) Unix
27 122 (6.12%) SQL Server
28 119 (5.97%) BPSS Clearance

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
1 134 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.96%) JBoss
3 53 (2.66%) MS Exchange
4 35 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 34 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (1.65%) IIS
7 31 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 31 (1.55%) Skype for Business
8 29 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 24 (1.20%) Apache
10 18 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 16 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (0.70%) TPMS
14 14 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (0.65%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.55%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 143 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.050%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.050%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.35%) SAP GTS
8 6 (0.30%) LabWindows
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.15%) HFM
10 3 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payroll
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
11 2 (0.10%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.10%) Teamcenter
12 1 (0.050%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 95 (4.76%) Office 365
2 42 (2.11%) IaaS
3 31 (1.55%) PaaS
4 28 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 9 (0.45%) SaaS
8 7 (0.35%) GitHub
9 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.25%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.050%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.050%) iTunes
13 1 (0.050%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 203 (10.18%) Firewall
2 155 (7.77%) WAN
3 149 (7.47%) LAN
4 97 (4.86%) Wireless
5 67 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
6 65 (3.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 64 (3.21%) BGP
8 59 (2.96%) TCP/IP
9 50 (2.51%) OSPF
9 50 (2.51%) SAN
10 45 (2.26%) VLAN
10 45 (2.26%) VPN
11 41 (2.06%) DHCP
12 39 (1.96%) Network Security
13 38 (1.91%) BIG-IP
14 37 (1.86%) DNS
14 37 (1.86%) IPsec
15 34 (1.71%) Internet
16 26 (1.30%) MPLS
16 26 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.26%) Oracle Database
3 51 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 35 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 25 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 23 (1.15%) Hadoop
8 21 (1.05%) Big Data
9 19 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (0.90%) MongoDB
10 18 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
10 18 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
11 17 (0.85%) RDBMS
11 17 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.80%) MySQL
13 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
14 14 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 52 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 42 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 35 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 34 (1.71%) MSI
5 25 (1.25%) Selenium
6 24 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
7 23 (1.15%) JIRA
8 21 (1.05%) HP UFT
9 17 (0.85%) Subversion
10 16 (0.80%) Toad
10 16 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (0.75%) Maven
12 12 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (0.55%) SpecFlow
13 11 (0.55%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.50%) Gradle
15 8 (0.40%) Ant
General
1 167 (8.38%) Finance
2 147 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 62 (3.11%) Military
4 36 (1.81%) Electronics
5 33 (1.65%) Legal
6 28 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.35%) Marketing
8 19 (0.95%) Aerospace
9 16 (0.80%) Billing
10 13 (0.65%) Law
11 7 (0.35%) Local Government
11 7 (0.35%) Publishing
12 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.15%) Avionics
14 2 (0.10%) Advertising
14 2 (0.10%) Back Office
14 2 (0.10%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.050%) French Language
15 1 (0.050%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.050%) Retail
Job Titles
1 252 (12.64%) Architect
2 191 (9.58%) Analyst
3 152 (7.62%) Developer
4 148 (7.42%) Consultant
5 122 (6.12%) Network Engineer
6 116 (5.82%) Project Manager
7 58 (2.91%) Support Engineer
8 51 (2.56%) Network Architect
9 47 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
10 43 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
10 43 (2.16%) Technical Architect
11 42 (2.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 40 (2.01%) Tester
13 38 (1.91%) Test Manager
14 36 (1.81%) Business Analyst
14 36 (1.81%) Java Developer
14 36 (1.81%) Security Consultant
14 36 (1.81%) Service Architect
14 36 (1.81%) Software Engineer
14 36 (1.81%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.56%) .NET
2 68 (3.41%) Web Services
3 48 (2.41%) XML
4 44 (2.21%) HTML
5 43 (2.16%) CSS
6 28 (1.40%) Middleware
7 27 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
8 26 (1.30%) SOAP
9 23 (1.15%) RESTful
10 22 (1.10%) REST
10 22 (1.10%) WCF
11 21 (1.05%) .NET Framework
12 18 (0.90%) ASP.NET
12 18 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (0.90%) IBM Integration Bus
13 17 (0.85%) Apache Camel
13 17 (0.85%) Java EE
13 17 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
14 15 (0.75%) Spring
15 13 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 93 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 36 (1.81%) Computer Science
4 36 (1.81%) PKI
5 25 (1.25%) Clustering
6 21 (1.05%) Smart Meter
7 20 (1.00%) CESG
8 18 (0.90%) Driving Licence
8 18 (0.90%) Public Cloud
9 17 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 17 (0.85%) User Experience
10 16 (0.80%) Fat Client
10 16 (0.80%) Thin Client
11 12 (0.60%) CMDB
11 12 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (0.60%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.55%) Smartphone
13 10 (0.50%) PMI
13 10 (0.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 435 (21.82%) Windows
2 244 (12.24%) Linux
3 127 (6.37%) Unix
4 118 (5.92%) Windows Server
5 106 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 100 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 84 (4.21%) Windows 10
8 83 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 77 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 59 (2.96%) Windows 7
11 51 (2.56%) Windows Vista
12 39 (1.96%) AIX
13 29 (1.45%) CentOS
14 19 (0.95%) Solaris
14 19 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.75%) Debian
16 14 (0.70%) Android
16 14 (0.70%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.65%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (18.15%) ITIL
2 207 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (9.93%) Project Management
4 186 (9.33%) Service Management
5 139 (6.97%) Migration
6 114 (5.72%) DevOps
7 111 (5.57%) Change Management
8 98 (4.91%) Service Delivery
9 91 (4.56%) Configuration Management
10 86 (4.31%) Programme Management
11 84 (4.21%) PRINCE2
12 82 (4.11%) ITSM
13 81 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 79 (3.96%) Service Design
15 78 (3.91%) Software Engineering
16 75 (3.76%) ITIL V3
16 75 (3.76%) Test Automation
17 71 (3.56%) Network Design
18 69 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
19 64 (3.21%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 222 (11.13%) SQL
2 132 (6.62%) Java
3 102 (5.12%) PowerShell
4 78 (3.91%) C
4 78 (3.91%) JavaScript
5 60 (3.01%) C++
6 57 (2.86%) C#
6 57 (2.86%) Python
7 49 (2.46%) Bash Shell
8 25 (1.25%) PL/SQL
9 24 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 24 (1.20%) VBScript
10 22 (1.10%) VB
11 20 (1.00%) Ada
12 19 (0.95%) F#
12 19 (0.95%) Perl
13 13 (0.65%) Ruby
14 6 (0.30%) PHP
14 6 (0.30%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1488 (74.62%) SC Cleared
2 379 (19.01%) DV Cleared
3 194 (9.73%) Cisco Certification
4 143 (7.17%) CCNP
5 119 (5.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 106 (5.32%) Degree
7 68 (3.41%) CCNA
8 47 (2.36%) CCIE
9 45 (2.26%) CCDP
9 45 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 44 (2.21%) CISSP
11 36 (1.81%) CCSA
11 36 (1.81%) ISEB
11 36 (1.81%) JNCIA
12 35 (1.76%) ISTQB
13 33 (1.65%) CCSE
13 33 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 32 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (1.40%) RHCE
16 26 (1.30%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.66%) SLA
2 68 (3.41%) PMO
3 43 (2.16%) QA
4 31 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 17 (0.85%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.50%) GPG13
7 9 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 9 (0.45%) RMADS
8 7 (0.35%) Def Stans
8 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.30%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.25%) COBIT
11 4 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.20%) IEC 61508
11 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.15%) EFQM
System Software
1 210 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 139 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.16%) vSphere
4 41 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 32 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 25 (1.25%) Docker
8 22 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
9 19 (0.95%) XenApp
10 13 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 13 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 12 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.30%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.30%) vCloud
12 6 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.25%) UAG
14 4 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 63 (3.16%) Puppet
2 60 (3.01%) SCCM
3 52 (2.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 39 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (1.60%) Ansible
6 29 (1.45%) Netcool
7 25 (1.25%) FortiGate
7 25 (1.25%) SCOM
8 22 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (1.00%) Tivoli
10 18 (0.90%) SELinux
11 17 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
12 16 (0.80%) AppDNA
12 16 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (0.70%) OVSD
14 12 (0.60%) Cobbler
14 12 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
14 12 (0.60%) vCenter Server
15 11 (0.55%) WSUS
16 10 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 383 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 277 (13.89%) Cisco
3 227 (11.38%) VMware
4 177 (8.88%) Oracle
5 162 (8.12%) HP
6 111 (5.57%) Red Hat
7 96 (4.81%) Juniper
8 88 (4.41%) Citrix
8 88 (4.41%) F5
9 68 (3.41%) Motorola
10 67 (3.36%) SAP
11 55 (2.76%) Remedy
12 54 (2.71%) CheckPoint
13 52 (2.61%) McAfee
14 45 (2.26%) IBM
15 33 (1.65%) Fortinet
16 32 (1.60%) Riverbed
17 29 (1.45%) Aruba
18 26 (1.30%) Palo Alto
19 25 (1.25%) EMC
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