Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 638 656
Rank change year-on-year +191 +18 -8
Contract jobs citing Military 249 241 236
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the General category 1.08% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 127 113
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £364 £313 £323
90th Percentile £625 £635 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £464
% change year-on-year -5.00% +7.76% +22.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 30
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.75 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +1.18% +0.60%
10th Percentile £30.53 £35.80 £24.95
90th Percentile £55.63 £47.28 £60.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +1.79% -

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 22,999 38,601 42,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.35% 39.82% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,456 25,337 27,567
Median daily rate £480 £484 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.83% +1.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £280
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 1,031 1,103
Median hourly rate £24.35 £22.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.22% +2.74% +1.86%
10th Percentile £12.92 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.59 £21.24
% change year-on-year -0.39% +1.62% +5.72%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 +188 236 £475 -5.00% 173
UK excluding London +121 202 £475 -5.00% 169
South West +45 92 £500 +1.27% 51
South East +91 60 £450 -10.00% 59
London +183 31 £475 +18.01% 11
East of England +33 25 £550 - 29
Midlands +36 19 £425 -19.05% 13
West Midlands +34 17 £425 -19.05% 8
North of England +64 4 - - 10
Work from Home +11 4 £465 -2.11% 7
Yorkshire +50 2 - - 2
North West +30 2 - - 5
East Midlands +29 2 - - 5
Wales +14 2 £275 -15.38% 4

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 196 (78.71%) Security Cleared
2 128 (51.41%) SC Cleared
3 73 (29.32%) DV Cleared
4 69 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (26.10%) Microsoft
6 62 (24.90%) Degree
7 61 (24.50%) Windows
8 60 (24.10%) Linux
9 58 (23.29%) Software Engineering
10 53 (21.29%) C++
11 49 (19.68%) C
12 41 (16.47%) Project Management
13 40 (16.06%) Aerospace
14 39 (15.66%) C#
14 39 (15.66%) Mathematics
15 38 (15.26%) JavaScript
15 38 (15.26%) Ethernet
15 38 (15.26%) Scrum
16 37 (14.86%) Java
17 35 (14.06%) TCP/IP
18 34 (13.65%) Visual Studio
19 33 (13.25%) .NET
19 33 (13.25%) Web Services
19 33 (13.25%) Eclipse
19 33 (13.25%) NetBeans
19 33 (13.25%) Qt
19 33 (13.25%) Node.js
20 31 (12.45%) Git (software)
21 30 (12.05%) GLSL
21 30 (12.05%) HLSL

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 9 (3.61%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.81%) Confluence
2 7 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.20%) IIS
5 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.81%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.81%) Simulink
4 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.80%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.40%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Teamcenter
2 3 (1.20%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.40%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (15.26%) Ethernet
2 35 (14.06%) TCP/IP
3 20 (8.03%) Internet
4 17 (6.83%) DNS
5 9 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (3.61%) Link 16
5 9 (3.61%) Wireshark
6 7 (2.81%) Network Security
6 7 (2.81%) WAN
7 6 (2.41%) LAN
8 4 (1.61%) DHCP
8 4 (1.61%) IPv6
8 4 (1.61%) OSPF
8 4 (1.61%) VoIP
9 3 (1.20%) EIGRP
9 3 (1.20%) Skype
9 3 (1.20%) SNMP
9 3 (1.20%) SSH
10 2 (0.80%) IGMP
10 2 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.20%) Blockchain
2 3 (1.20%) GIS
3 2 (0.80%) Big Data
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.40%) EDMS
4 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.40%) MySQL
4 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (13.65%) Visual Studio
2 33 (13.25%) Eclipse
2 33 (13.25%) NetBeans
3 31 (12.45%) Git (software)
4 19 (7.63%) Rational DOORS
5 18 (7.23%) JIRA
6 9 (3.61%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.81%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.80%) Gradle
8 2 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.40%) GitLab
9 1 (0.40%) Hudson
General
1 40 (16.06%) Aerospace
2 22 (8.84%) Finance
3 19 (7.63%) Public Sector
4 18 (7.23%) Electronics
5 16 (6.43%) Manufacturing
6 14 (5.62%) Telecoms
7 9 (3.61%) Marketing
8 7 (2.81%) Avionics
9 5 (2.01%) Law
10 2 (0.80%) Automotive
11 1 (0.40%) Legal
11 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.40%) Police
Job Titles
1 34 (13.65%) Systems Engineer
2 25 (10.04%) Test Engineer
3 21 (8.43%) Project Manager
4 15 (6.02%) Developer
5 12 (4.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 12 (4.82%) Software Engineer
6 11 (4.42%) Integration Engineer
7 10 (4.02%) Analyst
7 10 (4.02%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 8 (3.21%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.21%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (3.21%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 8 (3.21%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (3.21%) Embedded Engineer
8 8 (3.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (3.21%) Support Engineer
9 7 (2.81%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (2.81%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (2.81%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
9 7 (2.81%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.25%) .NET
1 33 (13.25%) Node.js
1 33 (13.25%) Qt
1 33 (13.25%) Web Services
2 30 (12.05%) ActiveX
2 30 (12.05%) DirectX
2 30 (12.05%) MFC
2 30 (12.05%) OpenGL
3 4 (1.61%) XML
4 3 (1.20%) HTML
4 3 (1.20%) Middleware
5 2 (0.80%) CSS
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.80%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.40%) jQuery
6 1 (0.40%) JSON
6 1 (0.40%) OpenCV
6 1 (0.40%) RESTful
6 1 (0.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.04%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.21%) CAN bus
5 6 (2.41%) PKI
6 5 (2.01%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.01%) Robotics
7 4 (1.61%) CMDB
7 4 (1.61%) Cyberattack
7 4 (1.61%) VHDL
8 3 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.80%) ASIC
9 2 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.80%) Lidar
9 2 (0.80%) PMI
9 2 (0.80%) User Experience
9 2 (0.80%) Wiki
10 1 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (24.50%) Windows
2 60 (24.10%) Linux
3 10 (4.02%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.20%) Solaris
4 3 (1.20%) VMS
4 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) Unix
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (23.29%) Software Engineering
3 41 (16.47%) Project Management
4 39 (15.66%) Mathematics
5 38 (15.26%) Scrum
6 29 (11.65%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (10.84%) ITIL
8 23 (9.24%) Validation
9 21 (8.43%) PRINCE2
10 20 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (7.63%) Configuration Management
12 18 (7.23%) DevOps
12 18 (7.23%) ITIL V3
12 18 (7.23%) OO
12 18 (7.23%) OOD
12 18 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (7.23%) Test Scripting
13 17 (6.83%) Systems Engineering
14 15 (6.02%) Analytics
14 15 (6.02%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.29%) C++
2 49 (19.68%) C
3 39 (15.66%) C#
4 38 (15.26%) JavaScript
5 37 (14.86%) Java
6 30 (12.05%) GLSL
6 30 (12.05%) HLSL
7 12 (4.82%) MATLAB
8 11 (4.42%) Python
8 11 (4.42%) SQL
9 5 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.40%) PHP
10 1 (0.40%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 196 (78.71%) Security Cleared
2 128 (51.41%) SC Cleared
3 73 (29.32%) DV Cleared
4 62 (24.90%) Degree
5 16 (6.43%) ISEB
6 13 (5.22%) ISTQB
7 12 (4.82%) APMP
8 11 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.21%) HND
9 8 (3.21%) MCSE
10 7 (2.81%) CISSP
11 5 (2.01%) HNC
11 5 (2.01%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.61%) MCITP
12 4 (1.61%) MCP
12 4 (1.61%) PMP
13 3 (1.20%) CISM
13 3 (1.20%) MCSA
13 3 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.80%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.61%) RMADS
2 8 (3.21%) Def Stans
3 6 (2.41%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.20%) COBIT
4 3 (1.20%) HAZOP
4 3 (1.20%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.20%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.20%) NCSC
4 3 (1.20%) QA
5 2 (0.80%) ECSS
5 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.40%) PMO
6 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.21%) Snort
4 6 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.61%) Firmware
6 3 (1.20%) Docker
7 2 (0.80%) NFS
7 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.80%) vSphere
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (3.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 8 (3.21%) OSSEC
2 2 (0.80%) Nessus
2 2 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 65 (26.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.62%) Cisco
2 14 (5.62%) VMware
3 9 (3.61%) Apple
3 9 (3.61%) EMC
3 9 (3.61%) Google
4 7 (2.81%) Blue Coat
4 7 (2.81%) Oracle
4 7 (2.81%) Riverbed
5 6 (2.41%) SAP
6 3 (1.20%) BMC
6 3 (1.20%) HP
6 3 (1.20%) IBM
6 3 (1.20%) Remedy
6 3 (1.20%) Splunk
7 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.80%) BT
7 2 (0.80%) Juniper
7 2 (0.80%) McAfee
7 2 (0.80%) Siemens