The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 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 Check (SC) Clearance
South East / Surrey
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 10 16
Rank change year-on-year -63 +6  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 24 159 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.02% 12.22% 8.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.30% 42.18% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 134 66
Median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £377 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £578 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £42.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £43.00 £33.84
% change year-on-year -10.75% +27.06%  

SC 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 Surrey.

Academic & Professional Certification
Surrey
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 233 377 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 19.61% 28.98% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 257 195
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 30 18
Median hourly rate £18.50 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.97% +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.13 £60.62 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Surrey

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Surrey

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Surrey over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Surrey

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Surrey

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Leatherhead -3 9 £450 -9.09% 14
Guildford +7 6 £425 -5.55%
Farnham - 1 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £325 -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Surrey region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 71 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (46.48%) Linux
3 22 (30.99%) Java
4 21 (29.58%) Windows
5 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (23.94%) Python
7 16 (22.54%) SQL
8 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
8 13 (18.31%) Oracle
8 13 (18.31%) Scrum
9 12 (16.90%) VMware
9 12 (16.90%) Ruby
10 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
10 10 (14.08%) Service Management
10 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
10 10 (14.08%) VPN
10 10 (14.08%) Cisco
11 9 (12.68%) HTML
11 9 (12.68%) XML
11 9 (12.68%) Puppet
11 9 (12.68%) Degree
12 8 (11.27%) Web Development
12 8 (11.27%) CentOS
12 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (11.27%) SOAP
12 8 (11.27%) PL/SQL
12 8 (11.27%) HP
12 8 (11.27%) SSL
12 8 (11.27%) PostgreSQL

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 5 (7.04%) Confluence
1 5 (7.04%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.63%) Drupal
2 4 (5.63%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.41%) JBoss
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
1 10 (14.08%) VPN
2 8 (11.27%) SSL
3 7 (9.86%) Firewall
4 6 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (8.45%) SAN
5 5 (7.04%) DNS
5 5 (7.04%) IPsec
6 4 (5.63%) LDAP
6 4 (5.63%) SSH
7 3 (4.23%) FTP
7 3 (4.23%) Network Security
7 3 (4.23%) SMTP
8 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.82%) LAN
8 2 (2.82%) Wireless
9 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.41%) SNMP
9 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (9.86%) MySQL
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Kudu
6 1 (1.41%) HBase
6 1 (1.41%) Impala
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.41%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) JIRA
2 5 (7.04%) Bitbucket
2 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.04%) Selenium
3 4 (5.63%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.23%) Subversion
5 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.82%) JUnit
5 2 (2.82%) Maven
5 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.41%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.41%) TestNG
6 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.04%) Legal
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Developer
2 10 (14.08%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Team Leader
5 5 (7.04%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Development Team Leader
6 4 (5.63%) Ruby Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Unix Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) XML Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) HTML
1 9 (12.68%) XML
2 8 (11.27%) SOAP
3 7 (9.86%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (8.45%) XML Messaging
5 5 (7.04%) CSS
5 5 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (5.63%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.63%) JSON
6 4 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (5.63%) REST
7 2 (2.82%) .NET
7 2 (2.82%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.82%) jQuery
7 2 (2.82%) Spring
8 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.41%) iBATIS
8 1 (1.41%) JSF
8 1 (1.41%) Software Packaging
8 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.63%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) DataPower
4 2 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) RIA
5 1 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 33 (46.48%) Linux
2 21 (29.58%) Windows
3 8 (11.27%) CentOS
3 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.45%) Unix
5 3 (4.23%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Solaris
7 1 (1.41%) SUSE
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.31%) Scrum
3 10 (14.08%) Service Management
4 8 (11.27%) DevOps
4 8 (11.27%) Web Development
5 7 (9.86%) Coaching
5 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
5 7 (9.86%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (8.45%) Project Management
6 6 (8.45%) Test Management
7 5 (7.04%) Defect Management
7 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (7.04%) ITIL
7 5 (7.04%) Test Scripting
7 5 (7.04%) Use Case
7 5 (7.04%) User Stories
8 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.63%) Software Architecture
9 3 (4.23%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (4.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.99%) Java
2 17 (23.94%) Python
3 16 (22.54%) SQL
4 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 12 (16.90%) Ruby
6 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
7 8 (11.27%) PL/SQL
8 5 (7.04%) C#
9 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.23%) Perl
10 2 (2.82%) C
10 2 (2.82%) C++
10 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.82%) VBScript
11 1 (1.41%) Bourne shell
11 1 (1.41%) VB
11 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.23%) AWS Certification
4 3 (4.23%) CEH
4 3 (4.23%) RHCT
5 2 (2.82%) CCNP
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.41%) CCNA
6 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) HND
6 1 (1.41%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.41%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.86%) vSphere
3 6 (8.45%) Docker
3 6 (8.45%) vCloud
4 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Puppet
2 6 (8.45%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (7.04%) Rsyslog
4 4 (5.63%) Kibana
4 4 (5.63%) logstash
5 3 (4.23%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.82%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.41%) Ansible
7 1 (1.41%) Consul
7 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.41%) Forum Sentry
7 1 (1.41%) Packer
7 1 (1.41%) SCCM
7 1 (1.41%) Terraform
7 1 (1.41%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Oracle
2 12 (16.90%) VMware
3 10 (14.08%) Cisco
4 8 (11.27%) HP
5 4 (5.63%) IBM
5 4 (5.63%) LANDesk
5 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.82%) CA
8 1 (1.41%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.41%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.41%) Google
8 1 (1.41%) Juniper
8 1 (1.41%) NetApp
8 1 (1.41%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.41%) Samsung
8 1 (1.41%) Thales