Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 861 846 882
Rank change year-on-year -15 +36 -11
Contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications 17 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.009% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.081% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 14
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.38% +25.45%
10th Percentile £356 £421 £374
90th Percentile £638 £626 £811
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £418
% change year-on-year +68.92% -11.38% +23.70%
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 13,045 11,161 12,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 11.64% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,529 7,316 8,055
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 390 452
UK median hourly rate £21.65 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% -12.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.00 £11.39
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year +6.67% -10.89% +26.25%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 February 2018. 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 -19 17 £500 - 2
London -20 16 £500 -
UK excluding London +15 1 £625 +68.92% 2
South East -10 1 £625 +68.92% 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Government Security Classifications 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 with a requirement for Government Security Classifications.

1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) Data Protection
3 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
4 9 (52.94%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (52.94%) Finance
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (47.06%) MS Visio
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
8 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
9 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
9 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
9 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
9 4 (23.53%) Windows
9 4 (23.53%) Project Management
9 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (17.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
10 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (11.76%) vSphere
11 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
11 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
11 2 (11.76%) CESG
11 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Totara
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (47.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) VoIP
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) IPv4
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Business Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Payments Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Payments Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) CESG
4 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.88%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Data Protection
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.88%) ERP
7 1 (5.88%) High Availability
7 1 (5.88%) Network Management
7 1 (5.88%) Open Source
7 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.76%) MCSA
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Lumension
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Sophos
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec