Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1662 2061 2612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.87% 12.33% 13.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.59% 47.72% 50.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 1320 1597
South East median daily rate £414 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £198 £285 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 112 125
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £38.25 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.54% +23.79% +81.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.88 £53.63 £50.00
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.63 £30.00
% change year-on-year -3.93% -4.58% +50.00%

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 3727 4319 5144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.13% 25.83% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2122 2645 3060
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 217 248
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £34.00 £29.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.29% +13.52% +76.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.71 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.53
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 0 856 £410 +2.50% 29
Thames Valley -5 632 £415 -2.47% 25
Berkshire -7 309 £430 +4.24% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 291 £400 -11.11% 12
Surrey -28 90 £475 +5.56% 16
West Sussex -9 31 £450 -5.26% 7
Oxfordshire +22 29 £350 +5.26% 6
East Sussex -1 8 £111 -74.15% 3
Kent -19 8 £124 -67.37% 2
Middlesex -11 7 £419 +24.07%
M4 Corridor -1 6 £300 -33.33%
Home Counties -4 3 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1217 (73.23%) SC Cleared
2 362 (21.78%) Windows
3 317 (19.07%) DV Cleared
4 289 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 240 (14.44%) ITIL
6 201 (12.09%) VMware
7 185 (11.13%) Linux
8 181 (10.89%) Active Directory
9 179 (10.77%) Project Management
10 170 (10.23%) Cisco
11 162 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
12 158 (9.51%) SQL
13 142 (8.54%) Oracle
14 141 (8.48%) Firewall
15 136 (8.18%) Service Management
16 127 (7.64%) Migration
17 123 (7.40%) Finance
18 113 (6.80%) HP
18 113 (6.80%) Windows Server
19 110 (6.62%) Telecoms
19 110 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
20 106 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
21 104 (6.26%) Change Management
21 104 (6.26%) PowerShell
22 103 (6.20%) BPSS Clearance
23 102 (6.14%) Collaborative Working
24 101 (6.08%) Java
25 96 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
25 96 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
26 93 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management

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 86 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.89%) MS Exchange
3 30 (1.81%) IIS
4 28 (1.68%) Skype for Business
5 27 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (1.56%) Apache
7 21 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.14%) JBoss
9 17 (1.02%) nginx
10 15 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.48%) MS Project Server
14 8 (0.48%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.36%) Confluence
16 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 106 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (3.43%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.66%) Acrobat
6 11 (0.66%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (0.30%) SPSS
8 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.060%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
3 18 (1.08%) Primavera
4 15 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.24%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.12%) SAP PS
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 75 (4.51%) Office 365
2 45 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (2.23%) IaaS
5 27 (1.62%) PaaS
6 15 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.84%) SaaS
8 8 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.30%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.24%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.24%) GitHub
10 4 (0.24%) Serverless
11 3 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.060%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.060%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.060%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 141 (8.48%) Firewall
2 84 (5.05%) LAN
3 78 (4.69%) WAN
4 53 (3.19%) DNS
5 47 (2.83%) SAN
6 42 (2.53%) Wireless
7 41 (2.47%) Network Security
8 34 (2.05%) BGP
9 31 (1.87%) Internet
9 31 (1.87%) OSPF
9 31 (1.87%) VPN
10 30 (1.81%) TCP/IP
11 26 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (1.50%) VLAN
13 23 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (1.32%) NAS
15 18 (1.08%) Cisco ISE
15 18 (1.08%) Skype
16 17 (1.02%) DAB
17 16 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.41%) Oracle Database
3 25 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 18 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 15 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (0.60%) Big Data
10 10 (0.60%) DB2
10 10 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.60%) Star Schema
11 7 (0.42%) MS Access
11 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
12 6 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.30%) SAP Data Services
13 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 33 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 32 (1.93%) Git (software)
4 24 (1.44%) MSI
5 23 (1.38%) JIRA
5 23 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
6 20 (1.20%) Selenium
7 18 (1.08%) Eclipse
8 17 (1.02%) Ant
9 14 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (0.78%) SoapUI
11 12 (0.72%) HP UFT
11 12 (0.72%) SpecFlow
11 12 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (0.66%) TestNG
13 10 (0.60%) LoadRunner
14 8 (0.48%) AdminStudio
14 8 (0.48%) Maven
14 8 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 123 (7.40%) Finance
2 110 (6.62%) Telecoms
3 41 (2.47%) Military
4 18 (1.08%) Electronics
5 13 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 12 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.60%) Marketing
8 7 (0.42%) Retail
9 6 (0.36%) Billing
10 5 (0.30%) French Language
10 5 (0.30%) Legal
11 4 (0.24%) Advertising
12 3 (0.18%) Banking
12 3 (0.18%) Publishing
13 2 (0.12%) Local Government
13 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.060%) Automotive
14 1 (0.060%) Back Office
14 1 (0.060%) Games
Job Titles
1 202 (12.15%) Architect
2 183 (11.01%) Analyst
3 144 (8.66%) Project Manager
4 105 (6.32%) Developer
5 97 (5.84%) Consultant
6 82 (4.93%) Network Engineer
7 60 (3.61%) Administrator
8 51 (3.07%) Support Engineer
9 49 (2.95%) Business Analyst
10 47 (2.83%) Network Architect
11 44 (2.65%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 40 (2.41%) Service Manager
13 36 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
14 30 (1.81%) Software Engineer
15 29 (1.74%) Test Engineer
16 28 (1.68%) Test Analyst
17 27 (1.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 26 (1.56%) Infrastructure Architect
18 26 (1.56%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
18 26 (1.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.07%) .NET
2 44 (2.65%) Web Services
3 27 (1.62%) HTML
4 24 (1.44%) CSS
5 19 (1.14%) XML
6 17 (1.02%) SOAP
7 16 (0.96%) Middleware
8 15 (0.90%) REST
9 13 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 13 (0.78%) SAPUI5
10 12 (0.72%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.66%) JSON
12 10 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (0.60%) HTML5
12 10 (0.60%) Java EE
13 9 (0.54%) J2EE
13 9 (0.54%) RESTful
13 9 (0.54%) SAP Fiori
14 8 (0.48%) Spring
15 7 (0.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.45%) Data Centre
3 64 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.38%) PKI
6 20 (1.20%) User Experience
7 17 (1.02%) CESG
7 17 (1.02%) Driving Licence
8 16 (0.96%) CMDB
8 16 (0.96%) Public Cloud
9 14 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 12 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (0.60%) Clustering
11 10 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (0.60%) Replication
11 10 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (0.60%) Smart Meter
12 9 (0.54%) Smartphone
13 8 (0.48%) FlexPod
14 7 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 362 (21.78%) Windows
2 185 (11.13%) Linux
3 113 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 96 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (5.11%) Unix
6 70 (4.21%) Windows 10
7 63 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 53 (3.19%) Windows 7
10 51 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (2.05%) Windows Vista
12 30 (1.81%) Solaris
13 23 (1.38%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.02%) Android
15 13 (0.78%) AIX
16 12 (0.72%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (0.42%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.18%) CentOS
19 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (14.44%) ITIL
2 179 (10.77%) Project Management
3 162 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (8.18%) Service Management
5 127 (7.64%) Migration
6 104 (6.26%) Change Management
7 102 (6.14%) Collaborative Working
8 93 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 91 (5.48%) DevOps
10 77 (4.63%) PRINCE2
11 70 (4.21%) Test Automation
12 68 (4.09%) Service Delivery
13 61 (3.67%) Service Design
14 60 (3.61%) ITSM
15 57 (3.43%) ITIL V3
16 53 (3.19%) Programme Management
17 52 (3.13%) Software Engineering
18 48 (2.89%) Test Scripting
18 48 (2.89%) Validation
19 47 (2.83%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 158 (9.51%) SQL
2 104 (6.26%) PowerShell
3 101 (6.08%) Java
4 47 (2.83%) Python
5 39 (2.35%) C#
6 38 (2.29%) JavaScript
7 34 (2.05%) C
8 32 (1.93%) Bash Shell
8 32 (1.93%) C++
8 32 (1.93%) Perl
9 19 (1.14%) Ruby
10 17 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 16 (0.96%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.78%) F#
13 12 (0.72%) Ada
14 11 (0.66%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.54%) VBScript
16 8 (0.48%) Scala
17 7 (0.42%) ABAP
17 7 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1217 (73.23%) SC Cleared
2 317 (19.07%) DV Cleared
3 103 (6.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 90 (5.42%) Degree
5 74 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (2.95%) CCNP
7 40 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 36 (2.17%) CISSP
9 33 (1.99%) CCNA
10 29 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 26 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (1.38%) ISTQB
14 20 (1.20%) ISEB
14 20 (1.20%) MCSE
15 19 (1.14%) CCIE
15 19 (1.14%) CISM
15 19 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.96%) MCSA
17 15 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.13%) SLA
2 51 (3.07%) QA
3 46 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (2.71%) PMO
5 24 (1.44%) ISO 9001
5 24 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 13 (0.78%) COBIT
7 12 (0.72%) ISO 22301
8 11 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.60%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.36%) P3O
12 5 (0.30%) GDPR
13 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.18%) Def Stans
14 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 181 (10.89%) Active Directory
2 110 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.17%) vSphere
4 27 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.08%) Docker
6 18 (1.08%) Xen
7 15 (0.90%) VMware NSX
8 14 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
9 11 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.60%) BitLocker
10 10 (0.60%) Firmware
10 10 (0.60%) flannel
11 9 (0.54%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.42%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.36%) Sendmail
13 6 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.30%) XenApp
15 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (3.91%) SCCM
2 44 (2.65%) Puppet
3 37 (2.23%) SCOM
4 31 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 26 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
6 25 (1.50%) Ansible
7 19 (1.14%) SCSM
8 18 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.96%) Kubernetes
11 13 (0.78%) Netcool
12 12 (0.72%) OVSD
12 12 (0.72%) Prometheus
12 12 (0.72%) QRadar
12 12 (0.72%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.66%) Terraform
13 11 (0.66%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.60%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.54%) FortiGate
15 9 (0.54%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 289 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 201 (12.09%) VMware
3 170 (10.23%) Cisco
4 142 (8.54%) Oracle
5 113 (6.80%) HP
6 90 (5.42%) Juniper
7 69 (4.15%) Motorola
7 69 (4.15%) Red Hat
8 65 (3.91%) McAfee
9 55 (3.31%) SAP
10 47 (2.83%) Citrix
11 35 (2.11%) SolarWinds
12 34 (2.05%) Lumension
13 29 (1.74%) CheckPoint
13 29 (1.74%) NetApp
13 29 (1.74%) Remedy
14 24 (1.44%) F5
14 24 (1.44%) ServiceNow
15 23 (1.38%) EMC
16 19 (1.14%) Forcepoint