Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 869 831 869
Rank change year-on-year -38 +38 -26
Contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications 8 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.008% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.062% 0.066% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 19
UK median daily rate £600 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £560 £479 £404
90th Percentile £648 £635 £768
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 - £478
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 12,807 10,680 12,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.67% 11.61% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,268 6,964 7,772
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £260 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 355 419
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.45 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -7.35% +11.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.20 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -14.00% +13.64%

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 23 April 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 -36 8 £600 +20.00% 5
London -54 7 £600 +20.00% 2
UK excluding London - 1 £625 - 3
South East - 1 £625 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) CESG
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) vSphere
4 2 (25.00%) MCSA
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines

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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Totara
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) VoIP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) IPv4
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) CESG
3 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (12.50%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (25.00%) MCSA
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Lumension
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec