Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,697 1,692 1,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.25% 10.27% 9.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.60% 46.53% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 987 916
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £288 £236 £202
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 102 118
South East median hourly rate £48.00 £40.00 £18.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +121.12% -46.79%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £57.22 £48.09
England median hourly rate £42.00 £31.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +32.96% +5.29% +4.80%

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 3,492 3,636 3,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.20% 22.07% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,981 2,023 2,060
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £231 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.94% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 218 217
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +60.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.94 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.86 £48.75
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.87
% change year-on-year +44.00% -6.94% +5.35%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +1 868 £450 +3.45% 176
Thames Valley +2 683 £440 +10.62% 114
Berkshire +11 512 £450 +4.35% 77
Buckinghamshire -3 147 £418 +13.19% 22
Surrey -33 56 £525 +16.67% 62
West Sussex +9 45 £400 -23.81% 11
Oxfordshire +31 24 £375 -10.45% 15
Kent +13 22 £375 +150.00% 6
East Sussex +11 10 £300 -29.41% 1
Middlesex +11 3 £500 +42.86%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,189 (70.06%) SC Cleared
2 439 (25.87%) Windows
3 398 (23.45%) Microsoft
4 312 (18.39%) DV Cleared
5 272 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
6 253 (14.91%) Azure
7 247 (14.56%) SQL
8 225 (13.26%) Linux
9 217 (12.79%) VMware
10 209 (12.32%) Migration
10 209 (12.32%) Oracle
11 204 (12.02%) Active Directory
12 171 (10.08%) Cisco
12 171 (10.08%) ITIL
12 171 (10.08%) Windows Server
13 170 (10.02%) Degree
14 160 (9.43%) Project Management
15 146 (8.60%) Firewall
15 146 (8.60%) PowerShell
16 139 (8.19%) SQL Server
17 133 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 129 (7.60%) Python
19 125 (7.37%) DevOps
20 123 (7.25%) Office 365
21 120 (7.07%) Configuration Management
22 118 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
23 117 (6.89%) SaaS
24 114 (6.72%) Windows 10
24 114 (6.72%) Test Automation
25 113 (6.66%) Business Intelligence

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 92 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 28 (1.65%) Confluence
4 24 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 23 (1.36%) IIS
6 22 (1.30%) Apache
7 18 (1.06%) Skype for Business
8 15 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 14 (0.82%) GeoServer
9 14 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.59%) Documentum
12 9 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.47%) MS Project Server
14 7 (0.41%) SAP Portal
14 7 (0.41%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 118 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.41%) Simulink
6 6 (0.35%) Windchill
7 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.12%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.059%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.059%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 20 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 20 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 10 (0.59%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.53%) SAP CO
5 9 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (0.53%) SAP HCM
6 6 (0.35%) Primavera
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.29%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.24%) SAP PS
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 253 (14.91%) Azure
2 123 (7.25%) Office 365
3 117 (6.89%) SaaS
4 92 (5.42%) IaaS
5 91 (5.36%) PaaS
6 57 (3.36%) AWS
7 47 (2.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 32 (1.89%) Power Platform
9 28 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.47%) Serverless
11 21 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (0.94%) iPaaS
14 10 (0.59%) GitHub
15 9 (0.53%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
16 6 (0.35%) Trello
17 5 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
18 4 (0.24%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 146 (8.60%) Firewall
2 112 (6.60%) VPN
3 109 (6.42%) DNS
4 105 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 84 (4.95%) SAN
6 74 (4.36%) LAN
7 71 (4.18%) WAN
8 68 (4.01%) Internet
9 61 (3.59%) Reverse Proxy
10 52 (3.06%) NAS
11 43 (2.53%) BGP
12 36 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (1.94%) MPLS
14 31 (1.83%) Network Security
15 28 (1.65%) OSPF
16 27 (1.59%) VoIP
17 26 (1.53%) Wireless
18 24 (1.41%) IPsec
19 23 (1.36%) DHCP
19 23 (1.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.07%) Oracle Database
3 61 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (2.71%) Big Data
6 42 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
7 35 (2.06%) Hadoop
8 32 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 31 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
10 30 (1.77%) Oracle ODI
11 29 (1.71%) GIS
12 27 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
12 27 (1.59%) Power BI
13 26 (1.53%) Cosmos DB
14 22 (1.30%) HBase
14 22 (1.30%) MySQL
14 22 (1.30%) SAP BW
15 21 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 71 (4.18%) JIRA
2 42 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 38 (2.24%) MSI
4 27 (1.59%) Selenium
5 26 (1.53%) Git (software)
6 24 (1.41%) InstallShield
6 24 (1.41%) Subversion
7 22 (1.30%) Visual Studio
8 20 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (0.82%) ClearCase
10 14 (0.82%) NUnit
11 13 (0.77%) Ant
11 13 (0.77%) Maven
11 13 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (0.71%) AdminStudio
12 12 (0.71%) JMeter
12 12 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (0.65%) JUnit
13 11 (0.65%) SoapUI
General
1 106 (6.25%) Finance
2 87 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 75 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 69 (4.07%) Military
5 23 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.30%) Aerospace
7 17 (1.00%) Electronics
8 16 (0.94%) Marketing
9 11 (0.65%) Legal
10 9 (0.53%) Billing
10 9 (0.53%) Law
10 9 (0.53%) Police
11 6 (0.35%) Avionics
11 6 (0.35%) Back Office
12 5 (0.29%) Publishing
12 5 (0.29%) Retail
13 4 (0.24%) Games
13 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.18%) Advertising
14 3 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 246 (14.50%) Architect
2 229 (13.49%) Developer
3 140 (8.25%) Analyst
4 88 (5.19%) Network Engineer
5 79 (4.66%) Consultant
5 79 (4.66%) Project Manager
6 63 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
7 61 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 52 (3.06%) Software Engineer
9 51 (3.01%) Test Engineer
10 44 (2.59%) Azure Architect
11 41 (2.42%) Support Engineer
12 39 (2.30%) Test Analyst
13 37 (2.18%) Administrator
14 34 (2.00%) Applications Packager
15 33 (1.94%) Tester
16 32 (1.89%) Business Analyst
17 31 (1.83%) Cloud Architect
18 29 (1.71%) Network Architect
19 27 (1.59%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (5.48%) .NET
2 75 (4.42%) Web Services
3 57 (3.36%) XML
4 47 (2.77%) Oracle Fusion
5 44 (2.59%) HTML
6 40 (2.36%) REST
7 38 (2.24%) Middleware
8 35 (2.06%) ASP.NET
9 34 (2.00%) SOAP
10 27 (1.59%) CSS
11 22 (1.30%) JSON
12 21 (1.24%) JDBC
13 19 (1.12%) HTML5
14 17 (1.00%) React
15 16 (0.94%) GraphQL
15 16 (0.94%) Kafka
15 16 (0.94%) ODBC
15 16 (0.94%) Spring
16 15 (0.88%) SAPUI5
16 15 (0.88%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 102 (6.01%) Data Centre
2 100 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 61 (3.59%) Replication
5 59 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (1.83%) PKI
7 30 (1.77%) Data Structures
8 27 (1.59%) Clustering
9 22 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (1.06%) Derivative
11 17 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 13 (0.77%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
13 12 (0.71%) CMDB
14 11 (0.65%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.59%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.53%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 439 (25.87%) Windows
2 225 (13.26%) Linux
3 171 (10.08%) Windows Server
4 114 (6.72%) Windows 10
5 87 (5.13%) Windows 7
6 85 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (3.30%) Unix
9 41 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (1.36%) Windows XP
11 21 (1.24%) AIX
11 21 (1.24%) Ubuntu
12 19 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (1.00%) Windows Vista
14 15 (0.88%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.82%) CentOS
16 12 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (0.71%) VMS
17 8 (0.47%) Solaris
18 7 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (12.32%) Migration
3 171 (10.08%) ITIL
4 160 (9.43%) Project Management
5 125 (7.37%) DevOps
6 120 (7.07%) Configuration Management
7 114 (6.72%) Test Automation
8 113 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
9 107 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
10 103 (6.07%) Software Engineering
11 93 (5.48%) Computer Science
12 82 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 79 (4.66%) PRINCE2
14 75 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
15 68 (4.01%) Information Security
16 67 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 66 (3.89%) Analytics
17 66 (3.89%) Project Delivery
17 66 (3.89%) Test Scripting
18 65 (3.83%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 247 (14.56%) SQL
2 146 (8.60%) PowerShell
3 129 (7.60%) Python
4 98 (5.77%) C#
5 83 (4.89%) Java
6 82 (4.83%) C
7 75 (4.42%) JavaScript
8 68 (4.01%) C++
9 55 (3.24%) PL/SQL
10 26 (1.53%) ABAP
10 26 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 23 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.30%) VB.NET
14 20 (1.18%) VB
15 19 (1.12%) VBA
16 18 (1.06%) Perl
17 13 (0.77%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.71%) ES6
19 11 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 1,189 (70.06%) SC Cleared
2 312 (18.39%) DV Cleared
3 170 (10.02%) Degree
4 88 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (3.24%) ISTQB
6 53 (3.12%) CCNP
7 52 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 45 (2.65%) ISEB
9 43 (2.53%) CCNA
10 33 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
11 30 (1.77%) MCSE
12 21 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.12%) CCIE
14 18 (1.06%) BC Cleared
14 18 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (0.94%) CCDP
16 14 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.77%) Master's Degree
18 12 (0.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.07%) QA
2 52 (3.06%) SLA
3 31 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.30%) COBIT
5 18 (1.06%) Def Stans
6 15 (0.88%) PMO
7 14 (0.82%) GDPR
8 11 (0.65%) ARP4754
8 11 (0.65%) ARP4761
8 11 (0.65%) DO-254
8 11 (0.65%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.59%) DO-178B
9 10 (0.59%) HAZOP
9 10 (0.59%) IEC 61508
10 9 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.53%) RMADS
11 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.29%) NCSC
13 4 (0.24%) MISRA
System Software
1 204 (12.02%) Active Directory
2 133 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 62 (3.65%) vSphere
5 48 (2.83%) Docker
6 35 (2.06%) vCloud
7 33 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 27 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
10 16 (0.94%) XenApp
11 15 (0.88%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.65%) HDFS
13 10 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.35%) Firmware
15 6 (0.35%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (3.71%) SCCM
2 43 (2.53%) Ansible
3 28 (1.65%) vCenter Server
4 26 (1.53%) SCOM
5 24 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 22 (1.30%) Kubernetes
7 21 (1.24%) Puppet
7 21 (1.24%) vRealize
8 20 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 19 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.94%) WSUS
11 15 (0.88%) Terraform
12 13 (0.77%) HP ALM
13 12 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 8 (0.47%) logstash
17 7 (0.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 398 (23.45%) Microsoft
2 217 (12.79%) VMware
3 209 (12.32%) Oracle
4 171 (10.08%) Cisco
5 86 (5.07%) SAP
6 72 (4.24%) Juniper
7 69 (4.07%) Citrix
8 54 (3.18%) HP
9 40 (2.36%) McAfee
10 38 (2.24%) Remedy
11 35 (2.06%) Red Hat
12 34 (2.00%) IBM
13 33 (1.94%) Palo Alto
14 27 (1.59%) Workday
15 26 (1.53%) ServiceNow
16 23 (1.36%) Fortinet
17 20 (1.18%) F5
17 20 (1.18%) NetApp
18 19 (1.12%) CheckPoint
19 17 (1.00%) Dell