Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 405 561 712
Rank change year-on-year +156 +151 -47
Contract jobs citing Military 109 283 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the General category 0.87% 0.82% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 164 78
Median daily rate £415 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £279 £313 £269
90th Percentile £625 £618 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 22
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% -3.53%
10th Percentile £26.25 £36.06 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.57 £41.50
% change year-on-year -3.37% +12.21% -1.19%

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 12,545 34,349 41,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 39.22% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,095 21,956 26,846
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £290
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 963 1,125
Median hourly rate £30.85 £22.32 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.25% +6.06% -6.57%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.44 £11.79
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £24.37 £22.37 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.92% +11.85% -13.04%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +159 98 £444 -1.39% 112
UK excluding London +137 87 £400 -11.11% 114
South West +44 37 £400 -11.11% 37
East of England +93 20 £600 +1100.00% 15
London +194 16 £660 +46.67% 13
South East +129 12 £400 -15.79% 29
Midlands +100 12 £513 +32.26% 9
West Midlands +78 10 £513 -2.38% 7
Work from Home -61 8 £358 -26.55% 8
Scotland +82 5 £327 - 8
East Midlands +58 2 £446 +20.43% 2
North of England +126 1 £413 -18.32% 9
Yorkshire +86 1 £413 -18.32%
Wales +34 1 £550 +69.23% 5

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 86 (78.90%) Security Cleared
2 58 (53.21%) SC Cleared
3 46 (42.20%) DV Cleared
4 28 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
6 24 (22.02%) Project Management
7 19 (17.43%) Aerospace
7 19 (17.43%) PRINCE2
7 19 (17.43%) Degree
8 17 (15.60%) Windows
8 17 (15.60%) Validation
9 16 (14.68%) Finance
10 15 (13.76%) C#
10 15 (13.76%) JavaScript
10 15 (13.76%) Requirements Management
11 13 (11.93%) ITIL
11 13 (11.93%) Linux
12 12 (11.01%) Visual Studio
13 11 (10.09%) Java
13 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
13 11 (10.09%) PMP
13 11 (10.09%) Configuration Management
13 11 (10.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 11 (10.09%) Cybersecurity
14 10 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
14 10 (9.17%) Risk Management
14 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (9.17%) Ethernet
14 10 (9.17%) TCP/IP

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 6 (5.50%) IIS
1 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.67%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.75%) Confluence
3 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.92%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.92%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.67%) InfoPath
4 3 (2.75%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.83%) Simulink
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) AWS
1 2 (1.83%) Azure
1 2 (1.83%) GCP
2 1 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) Ethernet
1 10 (9.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.67%) SAN
2 4 (3.67%) Skype
3 3 (2.75%) DHCP
3 3 (2.75%) DNS
3 3 (2.75%) WAN
3 3 (2.75%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.83%) LAN
4 2 (1.83%) Multicast
4 2 (1.83%) Network Security
4 2 (1.83%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.92%) BGP
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.92%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.92%) SMTP
5 1 (0.92%) VoIP
5 1 (0.92%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.92%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) GIS
3 3 (2.75%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
4 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.83%) HBase
4 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.26%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (7.34%) Eclipse
3 8 (7.34%) NetBeans
4 6 (5.50%) JIRA
5 5 (4.59%) Bitbucket
5 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.83%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.92%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (17.43%) Aerospace
2 16 (14.68%) Finance
3 9 (8.26%) Automotive
4 8 (7.34%) Electronics
5 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.50%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.67%) Marketing
6 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.75%) Law
7 3 (2.75%) Police
8 1 (0.92%) Back Office
8 1 (0.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (8.26%) Electronics Engineer
2 7 (6.42%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (6.42%) Test Engineer
2 7 (6.42%) User Researcher
3 6 (5.50%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
3 6 (5.50%) Hardware Engineer
3 6 (5.50%) Project Manager
4 5 (4.59%) Administrator
4 5 (4.59%) Analyst
4 5 (4.59%) Architect
4 5 (4.59%) Consultant
4 5 (4.59%) Design Engineer
4 5 (4.59%) Developer
4 5 (4.59%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 4 (3.67%) FPGA Engineer
5 4 (3.67%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (3.67%) PCB Engineer
5 4 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (2.75%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.17%) .NET
2 8 (7.34%) Node.js
2 8 (7.34%) Qt
2 8 (7.34%) Web Services
3 5 (4.59%) ActiveX
3 5 (4.59%) DirectX
3 5 (4.59%) MFC
3 5 (4.59%) OpenGL
4 4 (3.67%) CSS
4 4 (3.67%) HTML
4 4 (3.67%) jQuery
4 4 (3.67%) XML
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Avro
6 1 (0.92%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (8.26%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (8.26%) VHDL
3 7 (6.42%) User Experience
4 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.75%) CMDB
5 3 (2.75%) PKI
6 2 (1.83%) CCTV
6 2 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.83%) Replication
6 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.92%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.60%) Windows
2 13 (11.93%) Linux
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.75%) Unix
4 3 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.83%) Solaris
5 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.02%) Project Management
3 19 (17.43%) PRINCE2
4 17 (15.60%) Validation
5 15 (13.76%) Requirements Management
6 13 (11.93%) ITIL
7 11 (10.09%) Configuration Management
7 11 (10.09%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (9.17%) Risk Management
8 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
8 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.26%) CAD
9 9 (8.26%) FMEA
9 9 (8.26%) FMECA
9 9 (8.26%) Mathematics
9 9 (8.26%) Schematic Capture
9 9 (8.26%) Test Strategy
10 8 (7.34%) Change Control
10 8 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.76%) C#
1 15 (13.76%) JavaScript
2 11 (10.09%) Java
3 9 (8.26%) SQL
4 8 (7.34%) C++
4 8 (7.34%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.42%) C
6 5 (4.59%) GLSL
6 5 (4.59%) HLSL
7 4 (3.67%) VBScript
8 3 (2.75%) Python
9 2 (1.83%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.83%) Perl
9 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (78.90%) Security Cleared
2 58 (53.21%) SC Cleared
3 46 (42.20%) DV Cleared
4 19 (17.43%) Degree
5 11 (10.09%) PMP
6 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.42%) PMI Certification
8 5 (4.59%) MCSD
9 4 (3.67%) ISEB
9 4 (3.67%) ISTQB
9 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (2.75%) APMP
10 3 (2.75%) HND
10 3 (2.75%) Postgraduate
11 2 (1.83%) CCIE
11 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.83%) MCSA
11 2 (1.83%) MCSE
12 1 (0.92%) CCNP
12 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) ECSS
2 2 (1.83%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) RMADS
3 1 (0.92%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.83%) HDFS
2 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) WSUS
2 2 (1.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) EMC
3 5 (4.59%) Cisco
4 4 (3.67%) SAP
5 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.75%) VMware
6 2 (1.83%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.83%) Citrix
6 2 (1.83%) Google
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle
6 2 (1.83%) Riverbed
6 2 (1.83%) Veeam
7 1 (0.92%) BiZZdesign
7 1 (0.92%) Databricks
7 1 (0.92%) HP
7 1 (0.92%) Juniper
7 1 (0.92%) Lumension
7 1 (0.92%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.92%) Remedy