Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 517 709 676
Rank change year-on-year +192 -33 -2
Contract jobs citing Military 290 185 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the General category 0.88% 0.44% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 71 129
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £310 £256 £159
90th Percentile £600 £538 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £422 £410
% change year-on-year +6.76% +2.80% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 33
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.09% -8.13% -3.61%
10th Percentile £38.25 £13.00 £10.74
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.85% +2.50% +1.27%

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 32,783 41,751 43,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.71% 40.36% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,000 27,048 29,102
UK median daily rate £478 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £290 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.92% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1,154 1,089
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +9.42%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.65
% change year-on-year +8.80% -11.68% +10.46%

Military
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Military in the UK

Military
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Military.

Contractor daily rate trend for Military in the UK

Military
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Military over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Military in the UK

Military
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Military.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Military in the UK

Military
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Military over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Military in the UK

Military
Top 14 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 23 October 2019. 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 +174 271 £450 +5.88% 229
UK excluding London +117 240 £450 +6.76% 230
South West +33 108 £450 -8.63% 79
South East +102 83 £450 +6.38% 58
London +104 35 £450 +9.09% 19
East of England +25 23 £50 -89.47% 29
Midlands +36 15 £370 -3.90% 20
West Midlands +14 13 £388 +0.65% 11
Wales +25 6 £325 -11.26% 12
North of England +23 3 £505 +188.57% 25
East Midlands +32 2 £370 - 9
Yorkshire +29 2 £505 +188.57% 9
Scotland +28 2 - - 8
North West +18 1 - - 13

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 229 (78.97%) Security Cleared
2 179 (61.72%) SC Cleared
3 79 (27.24%) Software Engineering
4 77 (26.55%) DV Cleared
5 73 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (24.83%) C++
6 72 (24.83%) Microsoft
7 70 (24.14%) C
8 69 (23.79%) Windows
9 65 (22.41%) Degree
10 56 (19.31%) C#
11 55 (18.97%) Linux
12 50 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
13 49 (16.90%) .NET
14 47 (16.21%) JavaScript
15 46 (15.86%) Scrum
16 45 (15.52%) Aerospace
17 44 (15.17%) Internet
17 44 (15.17%) Customer Requirements
17 44 (15.17%) Systems Engineering
18 42 (14.48%) DNS
18 42 (14.48%) Java
19 40 (13.79%) Visual Studio
19 40 (13.79%) TCP/IP
20 37 (12.76%) Web Services
20 37 (12.76%) Google
21 36 (12.41%) Mathematics
21 36 (12.41%) Eclipse
22 35 (12.07%) Apple
22 35 (12.07%) Configuration Management

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 10 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.41%) Documentum
4 5 (1.72%) Captiva
4 5 (1.72%) CMS
5 3 (1.03%) Apache
5 3 (1.03%) IIS
6 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (0.69%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.41%) Simulink
4 5 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.03%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.69%) Windchill
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.34%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.38%) Azure
2 2 (0.69%) AWS
2 2 (0.69%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.17%) Internet
2 42 (14.48%) DNS
3 40 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 34 (11.72%) Ethernet
5 19 (6.55%) DHCP
6 16 (5.52%) SNMP
7 12 (4.14%) Wireless
8 11 (3.79%) 4G
9 10 (3.45%) WAN
10 8 (2.76%) Network Security
10 8 (2.76%) VoIP
11 5 (1.72%) Firewall
12 4 (1.38%) RS-232
12 4 (1.38%) RS-485
12 4 (1.38%) SMTP
12 4 (1.38%) VPN
12 4 (1.38%) X.400
13 3 (1.03%) LAN
13 3 (1.03%) Modbus
13 3 (1.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.45%) MS Access
3 5 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.72%) MySQL
4 4 (1.38%) Big Data
4 4 (1.38%) MariaDB
4 4 (1.38%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.69%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.69%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.69%) OpenTSDB
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.69%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.69%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.34%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 40 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 36 (12.41%) Eclipse
3 34 (11.72%) Git (software)
3 34 (11.72%) NetBeans
4 25 (8.62%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (5.86%) JIRA
6 6 (2.07%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (1.72%) Rational Team Concert
7 5 (1.72%) Subversion
8 4 (1.38%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.03%) Rational Quality Manager
10 2 (0.69%) gcov
10 2 (0.69%) VectorCAST
11 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.34%) MSTest
11 1 (0.34%) NUnit
11 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (15.52%) Aerospace
2 30 (10.34%) Finance
3 28 (9.66%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.14%) Electronics
5 11 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.76%) Marketing
7 7 (2.41%) Games
8 6 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.38%) Avionics
9 4 (1.38%) Law
10 3 (1.03%) Legal
10 3 (1.03%) Police
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (14.48%) Systems Engineer
2 39 (13.45%) Software Engineer
3 29 (10.00%) Developer
4 24 (8.28%) Analyst
5 20 (6.90%) C++ Software Engineer
6 19 (6.55%) C Software Engineer
6 19 (6.55%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 19 (6.55%) Embedded Engineer
6 19 (6.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 17 (5.86%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 17 (5.86%) Embedded C Engineer
7 17 (5.86%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 17 (5.86%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 17 (5.86%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 17 (5.86%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 17 (5.86%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 16 (5.52%) Business Analyst
9 15 (5.17%) Test Engineer
10 14 (4.83%) Consultant
11 13 (4.48%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.90%) .NET
2 37 (12.76%) Web Services
3 34 (11.72%) Node.js
3 34 (11.72%) Qt
4 29 (10.00%) ActiveX
4 29 (10.00%) DirectX
4 29 (10.00%) MFC
4 29 (10.00%) OpenGL
5 14 (4.83%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.14%) HTML
7 7 (2.41%) CSS
8 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.72%) JPA
8 5 (1.72%) XML
9 4 (1.38%) HTML5
9 4 (1.38%) SailPoint
10 3 (1.03%) Bulma
10 3 (1.03%) jQuery
10 3 (1.03%) Semantic UI
10 3 (1.03%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 18 (6.21%) ASIC
4 10 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.45%) User Experience
5 8 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.38%) PKI
8 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.03%) Fibre Optics
8 3 (1.03%) VHDL
9 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.69%) CPLD
9 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.69%) NHS
9 2 (0.69%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 69 (23.79%) Windows
2 55 (18.97%) Linux
3 16 (5.52%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.72%) Android
6 5 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.38%) Unix
8 3 (1.03%) Solaris
8 3 (1.03%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.69%) VMS
9 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (27.24%) Software Engineering
2 73 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (15.86%) Scrum
5 44 (15.17%) Customer Requirements
5 44 (15.17%) Systems Engineering
6 36 (12.41%) Mathematics
7 35 (12.07%) Configuration Management
8 34 (11.72%) Project Management
9 33 (11.38%) TDD
10 29 (10.00%) BDD
11 27 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (8.97%) Information Security
12 26 (8.97%) PRINCE2
12 26 (8.97%) UML
12 26 (8.97%) Validation
13 24 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (8.28%) OO
13 24 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (7.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 72 (24.83%) C++
2 70 (24.14%) C
3 56 (19.31%) C#
4 47 (16.21%) JavaScript
5 42 (14.48%) Java
6 32 (11.03%) SQL
7 29 (10.00%) GLSL
7 29 (10.00%) HLSL
8 11 (3.79%) Python
9 10 (3.45%) VB.NET
9 10 (3.45%) VBA
10 7 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.07%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.38%) PHP
13 4 (1.38%) VB
14 3 (1.03%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.03%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.03%) VBScript
15 2 (0.69%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 229 (78.97%) Security Cleared
2 179 (61.72%) SC Cleared
3 77 (26.55%) DV Cleared
4 65 (22.41%) Degree
5 12 (4.14%) ISEB
6 9 (3.10%) HND
7 7 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (2.07%) CISM
8 6 (2.07%) CISSP
8 6 (2.07%) IIBA
9 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.72%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.38%) CISA
10 4 (1.38%) HNC
11 3 (1.03%) CCNA
11 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.03%) MCSD
11 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) QA
2 6 (2.07%) Def Stans
2 6 (2.07%) DO-254
2 6 (2.07%) RMADS
3 5 (1.72%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.38%) ARP4754
4 4 (1.38%) ARP4761
4 4 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.38%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.38%) HAZOP
4 4 (1.38%) IEC 61508
4 4 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.03%) MISRA
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.69%) NCSC
6 2 (0.69%) NIST
6 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.07%) Firmware
5 2 (0.69%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.69%) Docker
5 2 (0.69%) NDS
5 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.69%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.76%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 3 (1.03%) WSUS
3 2 (0.69%) Consul
3 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.69%) Mesos
3 2 (0.69%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.69%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.69%) vRealize
3 2 (0.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.34%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.34%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 72 (24.83%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.76%) Google
3 35 (12.07%) Apple
4 18 (6.21%) Cisco
5 17 (5.86%) Oracle
6 12 (4.14%) EMC
6 12 (4.14%) VMware
7 9 (3.10%) SAP
8 8 (2.76%) NetIQ
9 7 (2.41%) Remedy
10 6 (2.07%) Blue Coat
10 6 (2.07%) Riverbed
11 5 (1.72%) Micro Focus
11 5 (1.72%) OpenText
11 5 (1.72%) Telerik
12 4 (1.38%) ForgeRock
12 4 (1.38%) Lumension
13 3 (1.03%) BT
13 3 (1.03%) IBM
13 3 (1.03%) NetApp