Period
to 23 November 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 23 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.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 868 878
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 +12
Contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications 19 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.022% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 14
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -8.21% +50.00%
10th Percentile £356 £405 £251
90th Percentile £600 £515 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £375
% change year-on-year - +33.33% +11.11%
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 13132 11937 13459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 11.34% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8585 7781 8508
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.42% +1.75%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 424 477
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.82 £11.61
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.53 £51.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year -19.00% +11.73% +14.74%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
England +12 19 £500 +5.26%
London -16 18 £500 +5.26%
UK excluding London +32 1 - -
South East +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 15 (78.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
3 11 (57.89%) Data Protection
4 9 (47.37%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (47.37%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (42.11%) MS Visio
6 7 (36.84%) ITIL
7 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
7 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
8 5 (26.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (26.32%) Project Management
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
9 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
10 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
10 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
10 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (15.79%) DNS
10 3 (15.79%) VMware
11 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (10.53%) Firewall
11 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
11 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
11 2 (10.53%) VPN

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 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (42.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) VoIP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) IPv4
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Business Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Payments Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Payments Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) Android SDK
1 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (5.26%) Express
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) React
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) CESG
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.26%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Data Protection
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
5 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.26%) High Availability
8 1 (5.26%) MVC
8 1 (5.26%) OOP
8 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
8 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
8 1 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (5.26%) Scrum
8 1 (5.26%) Service Management
8 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (10.53%) MCSA
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Lumension
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Sophos
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec