Period
to 19 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Government Security Classifications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Government Security Classifications over the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 852 888
Rank change year-on-year -2 +36 -15
Contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications 5 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.035% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.042% 0.31% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 31 13
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.31% +51.45%
10th Percentile £563 £425 £243
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £325
% change year-on-year - +53.85% -7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Government Security Classifications is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11929 12110 13306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.09% 11.31% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7775 7860 8470
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £255 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 433 456
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £24.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +11.37% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.93 £46.98 £56.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.25 £21.55
% change year-on-year -16.83% +17.17% +7.75%

Government Security Classifications
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Government Security Classifications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications.

Contractor daily rate trend for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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
England +8 5 £575 +15.00%
London -36 4 £575 +16.46%
UK excluding London +45 1 - - 1
South East +13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Government Security Classifications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Government Security Classifications.

1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (60.00%) Data Architecture
3 3 (60.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Data Management
3 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (60.00%) Information Management
3 3 (60.00%) MODAF
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Law
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

Government Security Classifications
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (20.00%) Express
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) React
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Data Management
1 3 (60.00%) Information Management
1 3 (60.00%) MODAF
1 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) VMware