Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 490 654
Rank change year-on-year -41 +164 +11
Contract jobs citing Military 107 244 238
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the General category 0.55% 0.97% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 153 125
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £318 £351 £288
90th Percentile £665 £620 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £488
% change year-on-year -5.56% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 30 20
Median hourly rate £46.00 £44.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.92% +7.55%
10th Percentile £40.10 £29.85 £38.58
90th Percentile £61.00 £54.60 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +14.94% +1.75% +9.62%

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 19,606 25,205 39,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.33% 37.18% 40.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,199 16,603 26,489
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +0.53%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £300
90th Percentile £700 £681 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £433
% change year-on-year -2.86% +1.16% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 778 1,021
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.21 £20.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.73% +0.65% -4.40%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.75
90th Percentile £55.88 £51.33 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -2.44%

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 March 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 5 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Military in the UK

Military
Top 13 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 March 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 -11 92 £450 -5.26% 141
UK excluding London +48 84 £425 -5.56% 134
South West +25 35 £438 -12.50% 38
East of England +62 30 £695 +26.36% 24
Work from Home -220 11 £463 -11.90% 16
South East +46 10 £438 +0.57% 39
London +48 9 £525 +10.53% 20
Midlands +29 7 £340 -20.00% 12
West Midlands +23 4 £340 -20.00% 11
East Midlands +29 3 £425 - 1
Scotland - 3 £500 - 7
North of England +77 1 - - 8
North West +54 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 74 (69.16%) Security Cleared
2 64 (59.81%) SC Cleared
3 25 (23.36%) Degree
4 23 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (19.63%) Windows
6 20 (18.69%) C#
6 20 (18.69%) Software Engineering
7 19 (17.76%) Validation
8 18 (16.82%) Telecoms
9 17 (15.89%) C++
9 17 (15.89%) Ethernet
10 15 (14.02%) Linux
10 15 (14.02%) Aerospace
11 14 (13.08%) JavaScript
11 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
11 14 (13.08%) DV Cleared
12 13 (12.15%) Java
13 12 (11.21%) Mathematics
14 11 (10.28%) Node.js
14 11 (10.28%) Web Services
14 11 (10.28%) ITIL
14 11 (10.28%) Project Management
15 10 (9.35%) TCP/IP
15 10 (9.35%) Visual Studio
15 10 (9.35%) Cryptography
15 10 (9.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 9 (8.41%) Requirements Management
16 9 (8.41%) Qt
16 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
16 9 (8.41%) NetBeans

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 2 (1.87%) Apache
1 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) 3ds Max
1 2 (1.87%) Maya
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Azure
2 2 (1.87%) AWS
2 2 (1.87%) GCP
3 1 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (0.93%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.93%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.89%) Ethernet
2 10 (9.35%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.48%) WAN
4 6 (5.61%) Network Security
5 5 (4.67%) Software-Defined Radio
6 3 (2.80%) SAN
7 2 (1.87%) VLAN
7 2 (1.87%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.93%) DHCP
8 1 (0.93%) DNS
8 1 (0.93%) LAN
8 1 (0.93%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) Big Data
2 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.87%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.87%) HBase
3 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) OLAP
4 1 (0.93%) OLTP
4 1 (0.93%) ROLAP
4 1 (0.93%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.41%) Eclipse
2 9 (8.41%) NetBeans
3 7 (6.54%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.54%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (5.61%) JIRA
5 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.93%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (16.82%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.02%) Aerospace
3 6 (5.61%) Finance
3 6 (5.61%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.61%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.74%) Automotive
4 4 (3.74%) Law
4 4 (3.74%) Police
5 2 (1.87%) Electronics
5 2 (1.87%) Games
5 2 (1.87%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Cantonese Language
6 1 (0.93%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (12.15%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (9.35%) Analyst
2 10 (9.35%) Developer
3 9 (8.41%) Design Engineer
4 6 (5.61%) Digital Analyst
4 6 (5.61%) Digital Design Engineer
4 6 (5.61%) Security Analyst
4 6 (5.61%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) Software Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) Development Specialist
6 4 (3.74%) Hardware Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) Network Specialist
7 3 (2.80%) Data Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Electronics Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) Node.js
1 11 (10.28%) Web Services
2 9 (8.41%) .NET
2 9 (8.41%) Qt
3 6 (5.61%) ActiveX
3 6 (5.61%) DirectX
3 6 (5.61%) MFC
3 6 (5.61%) OpenGL
4 3 (2.80%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.80%) HTML
4 3 (2.80%) React
4 3 (2.80%) Spring
5 2 (1.87%) Apache Avro
5 2 (1.87%) CSS
5 2 (1.87%) Ember.js
5 2 (1.87%) HTML5
5 2 (1.87%) RESTful
5 2 (1.87%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (1.87%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (8.41%) VHDL
3 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) Animation
5 2 (1.87%) CCTV
6 1 (0.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.93%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.63%) Windows
2 15 (14.02%) Linux
3 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.80%) Unix
4 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.69%) Software Engineering
3 19 (17.76%) Validation
4 12 (11.21%) Mathematics
5 11 (10.28%) ITIL
5 11 (10.28%) Project Management
6 10 (9.35%) Cryptography
7 9 (8.41%) Requirements Management
8 8 (7.48%) Network Architecture
8 8 (7.48%) Scrum
9 7 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.54%) Service Management
10 6 (5.61%) Logistics
10 6 (5.61%) UML
10 6 (5.61%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.67%) CAD
11 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
11 5 (4.67%) DevOps
11 5 (4.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) C#
2 17 (15.89%) C++
3 14 (13.08%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.15%) Java
5 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.54%) C
7 6 (5.61%) GLSL
7 6 (5.61%) HLSL
7 6 (5.61%) SQL
8 5 (4.67%) Python
9 2 (1.87%) Go
9 2 (1.87%) MAXScript
9 2 (1.87%) Perl
9 2 (1.87%) Ruby
9 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.87%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (69.16%) Security Cleared
2 64 (59.81%) SC Cleared
3 25 (23.36%) Degree
4 14 (13.08%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.74%) ISEB
5 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) APMP
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CISM
6 1 (0.93%) CISMP
6 1 (0.93%) CISSP
6 1 (0.93%) CLAS
6 1 (0.93%) GIAC
6 1 (0.93%) MCSE
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) ECSS
2 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.87%) WCAG
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.74%) Docker
4 2 (1.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.87%) HDFS
4 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.87%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Snort
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.87%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.93%) Kibana
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.93%) OPNET
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) EMC
2 5 (4.67%) VMware
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle
4 2 (1.87%) Adobe
4 2 (1.87%) Autodesk
4 2 (1.87%) Google
4 2 (1.87%) SAP
4 2 (1.87%) Sophos
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco
5 1 (0.93%) Citrix
5 1 (0.93%) Databricks
5 1 (0.93%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) Remedy
5 1 (0.93%) Splunk
5 1 (0.93%) Tanium