Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 575 672 625
Rank change year-on-year +97 -47 +67
Contract jobs citing Military 266 222 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.81% 0.58% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 91 126
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.46% +19.64%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £235
90th Percentile £625 £530 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 42
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £42.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.01% +0.01%
10th Percentile £39.65 £30.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £48.85 £51.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.76% +8.97%

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 32,876 38,565 37,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.41% 37.21% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,281 25,127 24,432
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 884 898
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £13.44 £12.33 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -8.65%

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 17 July 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 17 July 2019.

Contractor 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 17 July 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 +80 242 £475 +5.56% 239
UK excluding London +54 239 £475 +5.56% 242
South West -11 90 £450 -3.02% 67
South East +43 76 £500 +11.11% 84
East of England +7 31 £50 -89.47% 31
Midlands +30 24 £525 -16.00% 24
West Midlands +33 21 £525 -16.00% 15
London +56 20 £450 +9.09% 19
Wales +13 15 £325 -5.80% 13
East Midlands +25 3 £370 - 9
Scotland +28 2 - - 9
North of England +20 1 - - 15
North West +20 1 - - 12

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 200 (75.19%) Security Cleared
2 138 (51.88%) SC Cleared
3 89 (33.46%) Microsoft
4 78 (29.32%) Windows
4 78 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (25.94%) Software Engineering
6 67 (25.19%) Degree
7 65 (24.44%) C++
8 55 (20.68%) C#
9 51 (19.17%) Aerospace
10 50 (18.80%) .NET
11 49 (18.42%) DV Cleared
12 46 (17.29%) Linux
13 44 (16.54%) TCP/IP
13 44 (16.54%) Java
14 43 (16.17%) JavaScript
15 40 (15.04%) Visual Studio
16 39 (14.66%) Eclipse
17 38 (14.29%) Mathematics
18 37 (13.91%) Web Services
18 37 (13.91%) Scrum
19 36 (13.53%) NetBeans
19 36 (13.53%) Ethernet
19 36 (13.53%) Qt
19 36 (13.53%) Node.js
19 36 (13.53%) Systems Engineering
20 33 (12.41%) OpenGL
20 33 (12.41%) DirectX
20 33 (12.41%) Project Management
21 32 (12.03%) Git (software)

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 11 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.63%) Documentum
3 5 (1.88%) Captiva
4 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.13%) Apache
5 3 (1.13%) Confluence
6 2 (0.75%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (6.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.38%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (3.38%) Simulink
4 4 (1.50%) Windchill
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.38%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.38%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 5 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.38%) IaaS
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.54%) TCP/IP
2 36 (13.53%) Ethernet
3 11 (4.14%) WAN
4 9 (3.38%) DNS
4 9 (3.38%) Internet
5 8 (3.01%) Network Security
6 7 (2.63%) 4G
6 7 (2.63%) Wireless
7 6 (2.26%) VoIP
8 4 (1.50%) DHCP
8 4 (1.50%) Firewall
8 4 (1.50%) LAN
8 4 (1.50%) RS-232
8 4 (1.50%) SMTP
8 4 (1.50%) VPN
8 4 (1.50%) X.400
9 3 (1.13%) Multicast
9 3 (1.13%) RS-485
9 3 (1.13%) SNMP
10 2 (0.75%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.76%) MS Access
1 10 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.50%) Big Data
4 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.75%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.75%) OpenTSDB
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.75%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (0.75%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.38%) EDMS
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) Power BI
6 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (15.04%) Visual Studio
2 39 (14.66%) Eclipse
3 36 (13.53%) NetBeans
4 32 (12.03%) Git (software)
5 26 (9.77%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (4.14%) Rational Team Concert
7 9 (3.38%) Rational Quality Manager
8 6 (2.26%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (1.88%) JIRA
10 2 (0.75%) gcov
10 2 (0.75%) VectorCAST
11 1 (0.38%) MSTest
11 1 (0.38%) NUnit
11 1 (0.38%) Subversion
11 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (19.17%) Aerospace
2 23 (8.65%) Finance
3 16 (6.02%) Electronics
4 14 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.01%) Marketing
6 4 (1.50%) Avionics
6 4 (1.50%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (12.03%) Systems Engineer
2 28 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 25 (9.40%) Developer
4 18 (6.77%) Project Manager
5 16 (6.02%) Analyst
6 14 (5.26%) Architect
7 13 (4.89%) Consultant
8 11 (4.14%) Server Engineer
9 10 (3.76%) Integration Engineer
9 10 (3.76%) Network Engineer
10 9 (3.38%) Security Consultant
10 9 (3.38%) Senior Server Engineer
10 9 (3.38%) Systems Integration Engineer
11 8 (3.01%) C++ Software Engineer
11 8 (3.01%) Test Engineer
12 7 (2.63%) Business Analyst
12 7 (2.63%) Information Architect
12 7 (2.63%) Principal Engineer
13 6 (2.26%) C Software Engineer
13 6 (2.26%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (18.80%) .NET
2 37 (13.91%) Web Services
3 36 (13.53%) Node.js
3 36 (13.53%) Qt
4 33 (12.41%) DirectX
4 33 (12.41%) OpenGL
5 31 (11.65%) ActiveX
5 31 (11.65%) MFC
6 13 (4.89%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.63%) HTML
8 5 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.88%) JPA
9 4 (1.50%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.50%) JFC
10 3 (1.13%) Middleware
11 2 (0.75%) CSS
11 2 (0.75%) JSON
11 2 (0.75%) XML
12 1 (0.38%) Ajax
12 1 (0.38%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.52%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.01%) ASIC
4 8 (3.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (2.26%) CPLD
5 6 (2.26%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.26%) PKI
5 6 (2.26%) PMI
5 6 (2.26%) VHDL
6 5 (1.88%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.88%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.13%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.75%) Replication
8 2 (0.75%) User Experience
9 1 (0.38%) Acoustics
9 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 78 (29.32%) Windows
2 46 (17.29%) Linux
3 21 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.76%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.88%) Android
5 5 (1.88%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.13%) Solaris
8 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.75%) Unix
8 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (25.94%) Software Engineering
3 38 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 37 (13.91%) Scrum
5 36 (13.53%) Systems Engineering
6 33 (12.41%) Project Management
7 31 (11.65%) Configuration Management
8 29 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (8.65%) ITIL
9 23 (8.65%) Service Management
9 23 (8.65%) Validation
10 20 (7.52%) PRINCE2
11 18 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (6.77%) UML
12 16 (6.02%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.64%) Coaching
13 15 (5.64%) Customer Requirements
13 15 (5.64%) Infrastructure Management
14 14 (5.26%) Information Security
15 13 (4.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 65 (24.44%) C++
2 55 (20.68%) C#
3 44 (16.54%) Java
4 43 (16.17%) JavaScript
5 31 (11.65%) C
5 31 (11.65%) GLSL
5 31 (11.65%) HLSL
6 25 (9.40%) SQL
7 10 (3.76%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.76%) VBA
8 8 (3.01%) MATLAB
8 8 (3.01%) Python
9 5 (1.88%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.50%) Assembly Language
10 4 (1.50%) Embedded C
10 4 (1.50%) Embedded C++
11 3 (1.13%) Perl
11 3 (1.13%) VB
12 2 (0.75%) Ada
12 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 200 (75.19%) Security Cleared
2 138 (51.88%) SC Cleared
3 67 (25.19%) Degree
4 49 (18.42%) DV Cleared
5 11 (4.14%) MCSE
5 11 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (3.38%) CISA
6 9 (3.38%) CISM
6 9 (3.38%) CISSP
6 9 (3.38%) VCP6
7 8 (3.01%) HND
8 7 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.26%) Master's Degree
9 6 (2.26%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.88%) APMP
10 5 (1.88%) CCNA
11 4 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.75%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.01%) Def Stans
1 8 (3.01%) DO-178B
2 7 (2.63%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.26%) QA
4 5 (1.88%) DO-254
4 5 (1.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (1.88%) RMADS
5 4 (1.50%) ARP4754
5 4 (1.50%) ARP4761
5 4 (1.50%) HAZOP
5 4 (1.50%) IEC 61508
6 3 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.13%) NIST
6 3 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.13%) SLA
7 2 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.75%) MISRA
7 2 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.38%) Firmware
3 7 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.13%) Docker
5 3 (1.13%) vSphere
6 2 (0.75%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.75%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.50%) PTC Integrity
3 3 (1.13%) WSUS
4 2 (0.75%) Consul
4 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.75%) Mesos
4 2 (0.75%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.75%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.75%) vRealize
4 2 (0.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.38%) Ansible
5 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.38%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Packer
5 1 (0.38%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 89 (33.46%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.39%) VMware
3 13 (4.89%) Oracle
4 11 (4.14%) SAP
5 9 (3.38%) Cisco
5 9 (3.38%) IBM
6 7 (2.63%) EMC
7 6 (2.26%) Google
8 5 (1.88%) Micro Focus
8 5 (1.88%) OpenText
8 5 (1.88%) Telerik
9 4 (1.50%) Apple
9 4 (1.50%) Mentor Graphics
9 4 (1.50%) PTC
10 3 (1.13%) BT
10 3 (1.13%) Dell
10 3 (1.13%) Lumension
11 2 (0.75%) Citrix
11 2 (0.75%) NetApp
11 2 (0.75%) Siemens