Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 861 851
Rank change year-on-year +24 -10 +14
Contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications 5 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.036% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.045% 0.32% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 33 10
UK median daily rate £638 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +5.00% +48.70%
10th Percentile £606 £469 £225
90th Percentile £679 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 £325
% change year-on-year - +61.54% -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 skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11194 12415 13189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.28% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7260 7978 8341
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 419 394
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.15% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.55 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £21.54
% change year-on-year -14.44% +4.47% +10.45%

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 2 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 21 July 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 +22 5 £638 +21.43% 1
London -16 5 £638 +21.43%

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SAML
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) Information Management
3 2 (40.00%) Google
3 2 (40.00%) MODAF
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%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 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%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Law
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SAML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (20.00%) Express
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) React
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) 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%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Information Management
2 2 (40.00%) MODAF
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) 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 3 (60.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
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