Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 598 443 599
Rank change year-on-year -155 +156 +91
Contract jobs citing Military 112 178 253
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the General category 0.34% 0.80% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 95 130
10th Percentile £310 £339 £313
25th Percentile £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
75th Percentile £538 £576 £543
90th Percentile £608 £710 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £456 £475
% change year-on-year +9.77% -4.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 26
10th Percentile £21.60 £30.45 £37.88
25th Percentile £33.85 £40.00 £40.16
Median hourly rate £45.68 £47.50 £42.63
Median % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.44% -1.45%
75th Percentile £54.00 £60.00 £45.88
90th Percentile £59.63 " £47.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £44.50 £42.63
% change year-on-year +2.25% +4.40% -3.13%

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 32,489 22,335 47,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.86% 51.41% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,707 14,539 30,977
10th Percentile £300 £263 £280
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £427
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.40% +1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,152 883 1,401
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.38 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.02 £15.00 £13.53
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +6.67% +5.34%
75th Percentile £42.84 £40.23 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.34 £53.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.93%

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 14 June 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
UK excluding London -42 93 £500 +9.77% 112
England -119 89 £500 +5.26% 102
South West -10 36 £504 +0.35% 29
South East -12 26 £520 +15.56% 31
East of England -2 17 £250 - 23
Wales +18 9 £479 +74.18% 6
London -96 6 £525 +10.53% 5
Work from Home -267 6 £475 +9.83% 16
Scotland -31 3 - - 8
North of England +12 2 - - 8
East Midlands +5 2 £275 - 4
North West +3 2 - - 6
Midlands -21 2 £275 -37.14% 7

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 68 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 60 (53.57%) SC Cleared
3 39 (34.82%) Windows
4 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (25.89%) Degree
5 29 (25.89%) Social Skills
6 27 (24.11%) Software Engineering
7 24 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 23 (20.54%) C#
9 20 (17.86%) .NET
10 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
11 18 (16.07%) Java
12 17 (15.18%) Requirements Management
13 16 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 16 (14.29%) Ethernet
14 15 (13.39%) Linux
15 14 (12.50%) UML
16 13 (11.61%) C++
16 13 (11.61%) Project Management
16 13 (11.61%) Aerospace
16 13 (11.61%) Scrum
16 13 (11.61%) Node.js
17 12 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
17 12 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
17 12 (10.71%) Configuration Management
17 12 (10.71%) C
17 12 (10.71%) Web Services
18 11 (9.82%) ITIL
18 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Office

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 (1.79%) Confluence
1 2 (1.79%) Documentum
2 1 (0.89%) Apache
2 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.79%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.79%) FrameMaker
2 2 (1.79%) Maya
2 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.79%) Simulink
2 2 (1.79%) Solid Edge
2 2 (1.79%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Azure
2 2 (1.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (0.89%) AWS
3 1 (0.89%) GCP
3 1 (0.89%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
2 16 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 9 (8.04%) VoIP
4 8 (7.14%) Network Security
4 8 (7.14%) SNMP
5 7 (6.25%) WAN
6 5 (4.46%) Software-Defined Radio
7 3 (2.68%) Skype
7 3 (2.68%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (2.68%) VSAN
7 3 (2.68%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.79%) Firewall
8 2 (1.79%) Internet
8 2 (1.79%) LAN
8 2 (1.79%) Link 11
8 2 (1.79%) Link 16
8 2 (1.79%) SAN
8 2 (1.79%) VLAN
9 1 (0.89%) 4G
9 1 (0.89%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.89%) Big Data
3 1 (0.89%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.89%) MySQL
3 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.89%) OLAP
3 1 (0.89%) OLTP
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.89%) ROLAP
3 1 (0.89%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Git (software)
1 11 (9.82%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (8.93%) Eclipse
2 10 (8.93%) NetBeans
2 10 (8.93%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.46%) JIRA
4 2 (1.79%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.79%) IDA Disassembler
4 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.79%) Selenium
5 1 (0.89%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.89%) FishEye
5 1 (0.89%) GitLab
5 1 (0.89%) JUnit
5 1 (0.89%) Maven
5 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.89%) Subversion
5 1 (0.89%) TestNG
General
1 29 (25.89%) Social Skills
2 13 (11.61%) Aerospace
3 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.04%) Finance
3 9 (8.04%) Presentation Skills
4 6 (5.36%) Electronics
4 6 (5.36%) Public Sector
5 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.57%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (2.68%) Games
7 3 (2.68%) Police
8 2 (1.79%) Arabic Language
8 2 (1.79%) Cantonese Language
8 2 (1.79%) Korean Language
8 2 (1.79%) Law
8 2 (1.79%) Legal
8 2 (1.79%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.79%) Marketing
8 2 (1.79%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 15 (13.39%) Systems Engineer
2 12 (10.71%) Developer
3 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.36%) Software Engineer
5 5 (4.46%) Analyst
6 4 (3.57%) Architect
6 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 4 (3.57%) Designer
6 4 (3.57%) Development Specialist
6 4 (3.57%) Network Specialist
7 3 (2.68%) Author
7 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.68%) Tester
8 2 (1.79%) Administrator
8 2 (1.79%) Design Engineer
8 2 (1.79%) Software Developer
8 2 (1.79%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (1.79%) Technical Author
8 2 (1.79%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) .NET
2 13 (11.61%) Node.js
3 12 (10.71%) Web Services
4 10 (8.93%) Qt
5 9 (8.04%) .NET Framework
5 9 (8.04%) ActiveX
5 9 (8.04%) DirectX
5 9 (8.04%) MFC
5 9 (8.04%) OpenGL
6 5 (4.46%) HTML
7 4 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.57%) CSS
7 4 (3.57%) React
8 3 (2.68%) Middleware
8 3 (2.68%) Spring
9 2 (1.79%) jQuery
9 2 (1.79%) RESTful
9 2 (1.79%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (1.79%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.68%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.68%) PKI
4 3 (2.68%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Animation
5 2 (1.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.89%) iPad
6 1 (0.89%) iPhone
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.89%) Social Media
6 1 (0.89%) VHDL
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (34.82%) Windows
2 15 (13.39%) Linux
3 11 (9.82%) Windows 10
4 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.89%) Unix
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.11%) Software Engineering
3 17 (15.18%) Requirements Management
4 14 (12.50%) UML
5 13 (11.61%) Project Management
5 13 (11.61%) Scrum
6 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
6 12 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 12 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (9.82%) ITIL
7 11 (9.82%) Mathematics
8 10 (8.93%) Validation
9 9 (8.04%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (8.04%) Network Architecture
9 9 (8.04%) Service Management
9 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (7.14%) OO
10 8 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.54%) C#
2 18 (16.07%) Java
3 16 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.61%) C++
5 12 (10.71%) C
6 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
7 9 (8.04%) GLSL
7 9 (8.04%) HLSL
8 7 (6.25%) SQL
9 4 (3.57%) Python
10 3 (2.68%) Go
10 3 (2.68%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.79%) Ada
11 2 (1.79%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.79%) MAXScript
11 2 (1.79%) Ruby
12 1 (0.89%) Java 8
12 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 60 (53.57%) SC Cleared
3 29 (25.89%) Degree
4 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.79%) GIAC
6 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.79%) SANS
7 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.89%) CCIE
7 1 (0.89%) CCIE Wireless
7 1 (0.89%) CCNP
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.89%) CISSP
7 1 (0.89%) CLAS
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.89%) ISEB
7 1 (0.89%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.68%) DO-178B
2 3 (2.68%) NCSC
3 2 (1.79%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (1.79%) WCAG
4 1 (0.89%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.89%) ECSS
4 1 (0.89%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.89%) SLA
4 1 (0.89%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (8.93%) Active Directory
1 10 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.46%) Docker
4 3 (2.68%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.79%) Snort
5 2 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) vCenter Server
2 4 (3.57%) Nessus
3 3 (2.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (2.68%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.79%) OPNET
5 1 (0.89%) Ansible
5 1 (0.89%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.89%) Puppet
5 1 (0.89%) SCCM
5 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.93%) VMware
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle
4 4 (3.57%) Adobe
4 4 (3.57%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.79%) Autodesk
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco
5 2 (1.79%) EMC
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Siemens
5 2 (1.79%) Sophos
5 2 (1.79%) Splunk
5 2 (1.79%) Tanium
6 1 (0.89%) AirMagnet
6 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.89%) Citrix
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) Juniper
6 1 (0.89%) McAfee