Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 493 663 676
Rank change year-on-year +170 +13 +3
Contract jobs citing Military 258 217 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the General category 0.96% 0.55% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 107 116
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +18.06%
10th Percentile £340 £273 £145
90th Percentile £587 £673 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 27
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £37.00 £41.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -10.09% -3.18%
10th Percentile £30.08 £13.00 £11.79
90th Percentile £49.92 £48.50 £60.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £40.58
% change year-on-year +17.57% -8.81% -3.39%

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 26,921 39,700 42,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.55% 40.20% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,246 25,897 28,459
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 884 1,085 1,087
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.03 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -8.67% +12.50%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Military in the UK

Military
Top 12 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 19 January 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 +180 242 £450 - 222
UK excluding London +90 202 £450 - 214
South West +57 105 £450 -14.29% 62
South East +87 57 £400 -15.79% 85
London +164 39 £475 - 19
East of England +26 17 £550 +29.41% 31
Midlands +20 17 £438 +1.45% 11
West Midlands +3 15 £438 +2.94% 6
Wales +28 4 £288 -21.50% 7
North of England +42 2 £505 +1.00% 15
Yorkshire +39 2 £505 +1.00% 3
East Midlands +28 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 208 (80.62%) Security Cleared
2 161 (62.40%) SC Cleared
3 86 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 79 (30.62%) C
5 75 (29.07%) Software Engineering
6 64 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (24.81%) C++
7 59 (22.87%) Degree
8 58 (22.48%) Cybersecurity
9 56 (21.71%) Microsoft
10 55 (21.32%) Linux
10 55 (21.32%) Windows
11 48 (18.60%) Internet
12 43 (16.67%) Project Management
12 43 (16.67%) Scrum
13 41 (15.89%) TDD
13 41 (15.89%) DNS
14 40 (15.50%) JavaScript
15 39 (15.12%) C#
16 38 (14.73%) BDD
17 36 (13.95%) Apple
17 36 (13.95%) Google
18 35 (13.57%) Aerospace
19 34 (13.18%) Java
19 34 (13.18%) OO
19 34 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (12.79%) DevOps
20 33 (12.79%) OOD
20 33 (12.79%) Ethernet
20 33 (12.79%) Visual Studio

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 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.94%) IIS
2 5 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.94%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.55%) CMS
4 2 (0.78%) Confluence
4 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (3.10%) Simulink
5 6 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.16%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.78%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (2.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.78%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.78%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.39%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.60%) Internet
2 41 (15.89%) DNS
3 33 (12.79%) Ethernet
3 33 (12.79%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.43%) DHCP
4 14 (5.43%) SNMP
5 7 (2.71%) WAN
6 6 (2.33%) Wireless
7 5 (1.94%) LAN
7 5 (1.94%) Link 16
7 5 (1.94%) VoIP
7 5 (1.94%) Wireshark
8 4 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.55%) Network Security
9 3 (1.16%) 4G
9 3 (1.16%) OSPF
9 3 (1.16%) SSH
10 2 (0.78%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.78%) ICMP
10 2 (0.78%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.94%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.94%) MySQL
3 4 (1.55%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.78%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.39%) EDMS
5 1 (0.39%) GIS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (12.79%) Visual Studio
2 31 (12.02%) Git (software)
3 30 (11.63%) Eclipse
3 30 (11.63%) NetBeans
4 24 (9.30%) Rational DOORS
5 23 (8.91%) JIRA
6 7 (2.71%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.55%) Bugzilla
7 4 (1.55%) Subversion
8 2 (0.78%) Gradle
8 2 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.39%) GitLab
General
1 35 (13.57%) Aerospace
2 23 (8.91%) Finance
3 19 (7.36%) Electronics
4 16 (6.20%) Public Sector
5 14 (5.43%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.88%) Marketing
7 9 (3.49%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.94%) Avionics
8 5 (1.94%) Games
9 4 (1.55%) Law
10 2 (0.78%) Legal
11 1 (0.39%) Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (18.22%) Systems Engineer
2 30 (11.63%) Software Engineer
3 23 (8.91%) Developer
4 22 (8.53%) C++ Software Engineer
4 22 (8.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 22 (8.53%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 22 (8.53%) Embedded Engineer
4 22 (8.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 21 (8.14%) C Software Engineer
5 21 (8.14%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 21 (8.14%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 21 (8.14%) Embedded C Engineer
5 21 (8.14%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 21 (8.14%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 21 (8.14%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 21 (8.14%) Project Manager
5 21 (8.14%) Test Engineer
6 15 (5.81%) Analyst
7 14 (5.43%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.65%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.40%) .NET
1 32 (12.40%) Web Services
2 30 (11.63%) Node.js
2 30 (11.63%) Qt
3 26 (10.08%) ActiveX
3 26 (10.08%) DirectX
3 26 (10.08%) MFC
3 26 (10.08%) OpenGL
4 8 (3.10%) HTML
5 7 (2.71%) CSS
6 6 (2.33%) XML
7 4 (1.55%) SailPoint
8 3 (1.16%) Bulma
8 3 (1.16%) HTML5
8 3 (1.16%) jQuery
8 3 (1.16%) React
8 3 (1.16%) Semantic UI
8 3 (1.16%) Vue.js
9 2 (0.78%) Middleware
9 2 (0.78%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 13 (5.04%) ASIC
5 9 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.10%) User Experience
7 5 (1.94%) CAN bus
7 5 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.55%) CMDB
8 4 (1.55%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.55%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (1.16%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.16%) VHDL
10 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.78%) NHS
10 2 (0.78%) PKI
10 2 (0.78%) Robotics
10 2 (0.78%) Wiki
11 1 (0.39%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.32%) Linux
1 55 (21.32%) Windows
2 12 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.55%) Unix
3 4 (1.55%) VMS
4 3 (1.16%) Solaris
4 3 (1.16%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (29.07%) Software Engineering
2 64 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (22.48%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (16.67%) Project Management
4 43 (16.67%) Scrum
5 41 (15.89%) TDD
6 38 (14.73%) BDD
7 34 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (13.18%) OO
8 33 (12.79%) DevOps
8 33 (12.79%) OOD
8 33 (12.79%) Systems Engineering
9 32 (12.40%) Mathematics
10 31 (12.02%) Customer Requirements
11 26 (10.08%) ITIL
12 25 (9.69%) PRINCE2
13 23 (8.91%) Configuration Management
13 23 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (8.53%) Validation
15 20 (7.75%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 79 (30.62%) C
2 64 (24.81%) C++
3 40 (15.50%) JavaScript
4 39 (15.12%) C#
5 34 (13.18%) Java
6 26 (10.08%) GLSL
6 26 (10.08%) HLSL
7 17 (6.59%) SQL
8 10 (3.88%) MATLAB
8 10 (3.88%) Python
9 7 (2.71%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.94%) PHP
11 3 (1.16%) VBScript
12 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.39%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.39%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.39%) Ruby
12 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 208 (80.62%) Security Cleared
2 161 (62.40%) SC Cleared
3 86 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 59 (22.87%) Degree
5 20 (7.75%) ISEB
6 13 (5.04%) HND
7 10 (3.88%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.71%) APMP
9 6 (2.33%) HNC
9 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.94%) IIBA
11 4 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.55%) CISM
11 4 (1.55%) CISSP
11 4 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.55%) Master's Degree
12 3 (1.16%) MCSD
12 3 (1.16%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.16%) PMP
13 2 (0.78%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.33%) Def Stans
1 6 (2.33%) JSP 440
1 6 (2.33%) RMADS
2 4 (1.55%) QA
3 3 (1.16%) HAZOP
3 3 (1.16%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.16%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.16%) NCSC
4 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.39%) DO-254
5 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) MISRA
5 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.94%) Firmware
5 4 (1.55%) Snort
6 3 (1.16%) Docker
7 2 (0.78%) NDS
7 2 (0.78%) NFS
7 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.78%) vSphere
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (2.71%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 4 (1.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (1.55%) OSSEC
3 2 (0.78%) Nessus
3 2 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.39%) Ansible
4 1 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.39%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.95%) Apple
2 36 (13.95%) Google
3 15 (5.81%) Cisco
4 13 (5.04%) Oracle
4 13 (5.04%) VMware
5 8 (3.10%) EMC
5 8 (3.10%) Remedy
5 8 (3.10%) SAP
6 7 (2.71%) Blue Coat
6 7 (2.71%) NetIQ
6 7 (2.71%) Riverbed
7 4 (1.55%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.16%) BMC
8 3 (1.16%) HP
8 3 (1.16%) IBM
9 2 (0.78%) BT
9 2 (0.78%) McAfee
9 2 (0.78%) Siemens
9 2 (0.78%) Splunk