Period
to 18 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Military in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Military over the 6 months to 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Military
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 598 420 545
Rank change year-on-year -178 +125 +182
Contract jobs citing Military 216 111 288
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the General category 0.48% 0.68% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 58 173
10th Percentile £401 £277 £330
25th Percentile £465 £377 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £444 £450
Median % change year-on-year +18.31% -1.39% +7.46%
75th Percentile £638 £538 £530
90th Percentile £700 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 26 28
10th Percentile £22.20 £26.25 £39.70
25th Percentile £33.01 £40.31 £41.00
Median hourly rate £49.00 £45.00 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% +1.12% +36.92%
75th Percentile £60.27 " £49.00
90th Percentile £76.75 £51.00 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.07 £45.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year +17.92% -6.25% +17.07%

Military is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 44,655 16,404 43,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.25% 53.15% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,225 11,100 28,377
10th Percentile £306 £269 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,374 541 1,484
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +7.28%
75th Percentile £42.74 £41.55 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.75% +14.29% -

Military
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Military as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Military in the UK

Military
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Military.

Daily rate trend for Military in the UK

Military
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Military over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Military in the UK

Military
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Military.

Hourly rate trend for Military in the UK

Military
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Military over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Military in the UK

Military
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Military within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2021. 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 -171 182 £548 +23.38% 204
UK excluding London -83 181 £525 +27.27% 216
South West -29 57 £525 +31.25% 61
South East -54 48 £568 +16.41% 55
East of England -38 33 £563 -6.25% 32
Wales -7 22 £504 -8.36% 10
Work from Home -232 21 £600 +56.62% 18
London -206 18 £215 -67.42% 9
Midlands -77 12 £575 +12.20% 18
West Midlands -64 10 £575 +12.20% 6
North of England -74 6 £450 +9.09% 29
Yorkshire -48 4 £425 +3.03% 8
Scotland -72 4 £463 +15.34% 10
East Midlands -37 2 - - 12
North West - 2 £475 - 20

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Military 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 Military.

1 151 (69.91%) Security Cleared
2 122 (56.48%) SC Cleared
3 66 (30.56%) Social Skills
4 58 (26.85%) Windows
5 52 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (19.91%) Microsoft
7 41 (18.98%) Degree
8 39 (18.06%) Software Engineering
9 38 (17.59%) .NET
10 37 (17.13%) C#
10 37 (17.13%) TCP/IP
10 37 (17.13%) DV Cleared
11 34 (15.74%) Linux
12 29 (13.43%) Aerospace
13 28 (12.96%) Project Management
14 27 (12.50%) JavaScript
14 27 (12.50%) VoIP
14 27 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (12.04%) Java
15 26 (12.04%) Scrum
15 26 (12.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 25 (11.57%) Git (software)
16 25 (11.57%) Requirements Management
16 25 (11.57%) Web Services
16 25 (11.57%) Configuration Management
17 24 (11.11%) UML
17 24 (11.11%) Ethernet
17 24 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
18 23 (10.65%) Presentation Skills
18 23 (10.65%) Rational DOORS

Military
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 8 (3.70%) CMS
2 7 (3.24%) IIS
3 6 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.93%) Confluence
4 2 (0.93%) Drupal
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.46%) Moodle
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.24%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.85%) Simulink
4 4 (1.85%) Windchill
5 3 (1.39%) CATIA
6 2 (0.93%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.93%) Inkscape
6 2 (0.93%) Solid Edge
6 2 (0.93%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.93%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.46%) Primavera
2 1 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.24%) GitHub
2 6 (2.78%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.93%) AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Azure
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (0.46%) GCP
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.13%) TCP/IP
2 27 (12.50%) VoIP
3 24 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 20 (9.26%) SNMP
5 13 (6.02%) Network Security
6 9 (4.17%) Firewall
7 8 (3.70%) 4G
7 8 (3.70%) 5G
8 7 (3.24%) LAN
9 6 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (2.78%) DHCP
10 5 (2.31%) BGP
10 5 (2.31%) DNS
10 5 (2.31%) OSPF
10 5 (2.31%) WAN
11 4 (1.85%) FTP
11 4 (1.85%) Internet
11 4 (1.85%) IPsec
11 4 (1.85%) SSL
11 4 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.63%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.24%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.85%) Metadata
5 3 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (11.57%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.65%) Rational DOORS
3 21 (9.72%) Eclipse
4 18 (8.33%) NetBeans
5 17 (7.87%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.24%) Postman
8 4 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.93%) JIRA
9 2 (0.93%) Selenium
10 1 (0.46%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.46%) FishEye
10 1 (0.46%) GitLab
10 1 (0.46%) JUnit
10 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.46%) TestNG
General
1 66 (30.56%) Social Skills
2 29 (13.43%) Aerospace
3 23 (10.65%) Presentation Skills
4 18 (8.33%) Finance
4 18 (8.33%) Public Sector
5 15 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
6 9 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.70%) Automotive
7 8 (3.70%) Police
8 7 (3.24%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.31%) Electronics
9 5 (2.31%) Law
10 4 (1.85%) Retail
11 3 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.39%) Marketing
12 2 (0.93%) Publishing
13 1 (0.46%) Avionics
13 1 (0.46%) Games
13 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (11.57%) Developer
2 22 (10.19%) Architect
3 21 (9.72%) Project Manager
4 18 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 9 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 8 (3.70%) Security Engineer
8 7 (3.24%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (2.78%) Administrator
9 6 (2.78%) CMS Consultant
9 6 (2.78%) Consultant
9 6 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 6 (2.78%) Programme Manager
9 6 (2.78%) Senior Manager
9 6 (2.78%) Sitecore Consultant
9 6 (2.78%) Web Administrator
9 6 (2.78%) Web Consultant
9 6 (2.78%) Web Editor
9 6 (2.78%) Website Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.59%) .NET
2 25 (11.57%) Web Services
3 23 (10.65%) Node.js
4 21 (9.72%) .NET Framework
5 17 (7.87%) ActiveX
5 17 (7.87%) DirectX
5 17 (7.87%) MFC
5 17 (7.87%) OpenGL
5 17 (7.87%) Qt
6 15 (6.94%) HTML
7 9 (4.17%) CSS
8 8 (3.70%) JSON
9 7 (3.24%) RESTful
10 4 (1.85%) Play Framework
10 4 (1.85%) Software Packaging
11 3 (1.39%) XML
12 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.93%) JFC
12 2 (0.93%) Middleware
12 2 (0.93%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.24%) User Experience
6 6 (2.78%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (2.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.85%) VHDL
9 3 (1.39%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (1.39%) PKI
9 3 (1.39%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.39%) Social Media
9 3 (1.39%) Verilog
10 1 (0.46%) CMDB
10 1 (0.46%) FMCG
10 1 (0.46%) iPad
10 1 (0.46%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.85%) Windows
2 34 (15.74%) Linux
3 7 (3.24%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.39%) Android
5 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.46%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.06%) Software Engineering
3 28 (12.96%) Project Management
4 27 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (12.04%) Scrum
5 26 (12.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 25 (11.57%) Configuration Management
6 25 (11.57%) Requirements Management
7 24 (11.11%) UML
8 22 (10.19%) OO
8 22 (10.19%) OOA/OOD
9 21 (9.72%) Mathematics
10 18 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
10 18 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 18 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (8.33%) Validation
11 17 (7.87%) Synthetic Environment
12 16 (7.41%) ITIL
12 16 (7.41%) Systems Engineering
13 14 (6.48%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.13%) C#
2 27 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 26 (12.04%) Java
4 21 (9.72%) C++
5 17 (7.87%) C
5 17 (7.87%) GLSL
5 17 (7.87%) HLSL
6 12 (5.56%) Python
7 9 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.78%) Go
9 5 (2.31%) R
9 5 (2.31%) Ruby
9 5 (2.31%) SQL
10 4 (1.85%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.85%) Scala
11 3 (1.39%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.46%) Java 8
13 1 (0.46%) Perl
13 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 151 (69.91%) Security Cleared
2 122 (56.48%) SC Cleared
3 41 (18.98%) Degree
4 37 (17.13%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.24%) CCNP
5 7 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.78%) CISSP
7 3 (1.39%) CISM
7 3 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.46%) CCIE Wireless
9 1 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.46%) IISP
9 1 (0.46%) ISEB
9 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.41%) QA
2 9 (4.17%) Accessibility
3 8 (3.70%) WCAG
4 6 (2.78%) PMO
4 6 (2.78%) SLA
5 4 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.85%) NCSC
6 3 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.39%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.39%) DO-178B
6 3 (1.39%) DO-254
6 3 (1.39%) RMADS
7 2 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.93%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.46%) ECSS
8 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.46%) NIST
8 1 (0.46%) NIST 800
System Software
1 8 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.85%) Docker
3 4 (1.85%) Firmware
4 3 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.39%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.24%) Ansible
2 5 (2.31%) vCenter Server
3 4 (1.85%) SCCM
4 3 (1.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (1.39%) Puppet
5 2 (0.93%) Nessus
5 2 (0.93%) OPNET
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.93%) vRealize
5 2 (0.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.46%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.46%) Nmap
6 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.48%) Oracle
3 13 (6.02%) Cisco
4 9 (4.17%) VMware
5 7 (3.24%) Adobe
6 6 (2.78%) Google
6 6 (2.78%) McAfee
6 6 (2.78%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.85%) SAP
8 3 (1.39%) Actel
8 3 (1.39%) Altera
8 3 (1.39%) Intel
8 3 (1.39%) Microsemi
8 3 (1.39%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.39%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.93%) Ericsson
9 2 (0.93%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (0.93%) Siemens