Period
to 22 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Police in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Police over the 6 months to 22 January 2022 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.

Police
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 700 530 694
Rank change year-on-year -170 +164 +128
Contract jobs citing Police 120 63 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.099%
As % of the General category 0.26% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 45 51
10th Percentile £350 £353 £400
25th Percentile £411 £406 £423
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £700 £525 £584
90th Percentile £745 £586 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +2.78% -10.00% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
10th Percentile £49.15 £27.43 -
25th Percentile £49.76 £45.83 -
Median hourly rate £50.77 £78.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -34.91% - -
75th Percentile £52.76 £80.25 -
90th Percentile £53.95 £80.70 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.77 £15.33 -
% change year-on-year +231.29% - -

Police 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 46,877 21,689 36,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.02% 51.97% 50.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,349 14,643 23,796
10th Percentile £313 £265 £233
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £580 £575
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,344 860 1,426
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.99 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.26
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.41 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -14.58% +25.20% +1.80%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £37.72
90th Percentile £58.30 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.93 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -21.26% +19.44% +2.86%

Police
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Police as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Police in the UK

Police
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Police.

Daily rate trend for Police in the UK

Police
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Police over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Police in the UK

Police
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Police.

Hourly rate trend for Police in the UK

Police
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Police within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -157 85 £544 +14.47% 50
UK excluding London -63 71 £463 +2.78% 44
Scotland -24 25 - - 10
London -184 25 £555 +16.84% 17
Work from Home -145 18 £560 +24.44% 10
Midlands -51 17 £350 -14.58% 12
West Midlands -45 13 £350 -14.00% 7
South West -40 12 £745 +56.84% 9
South East - 10 £555 - 6
North of England -57 5 £425 -10.53% 5
Yorkshire -36 4 £550 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £573 - 5
North West -43 1 £425 -10.53% 4
Wales - 1 £675 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Police 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 Police.

1 70 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 56 (46.67%) Public Sector
3 54 (45.00%) SC Cleared
4 35 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (25.83%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (19.17%) Project Management
7 21 (17.50%) DevOps
8 20 (16.67%) Law
8 20 (16.67%) Degree
9 19 (15.83%) Oracle
9 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (15.00%) Social Skills
11 17 (14.17%) Finance
12 16 (13.33%) JavaScript
13 15 (12.50%) HTML
13 15 (12.50%) Software Engineering
14 14 (11.67%) AWS
14 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (10.83%) CSS
15 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
15 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
15 13 (10.83%) JSON
16 12 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (10.00%) Web Services
16 12 (10.00%) Python
16 12 (10.00%) Oracle Database
17 11 (9.17%) Public Cloud
17 11 (9.17%) Accessibility
17 11 (9.17%) Scrum
17 11 (9.17%) Military

Police
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 5 (4.17%) Confluence
2 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.83%) SAS
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) iTrent
1 1 (0.83%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.67%) AWS
2 10 (8.33%) GitHub
3 7 (5.83%) Azure
4 4 (3.33%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (2.50%) IaaS
5 3 (2.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) BGP
1 6 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (5.00%) DMVPN
1 6 (5.00%) Firewall
1 6 (5.00%) OSPF
1 6 (5.00%) VXLAN
2 4 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (3.33%) Network Security
3 3 (2.50%) VoIP
3 3 (2.50%) WAN
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.67%) DNS
4 2 (1.67%) LAN
4 2 (1.67%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.67%) SAN
4 2 (1.67%) Wireless
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) Intranet
5 1 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.83%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 10 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.33%) Power BI
6 3 (2.50%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.83%) Big Data
8 1 (0.83%) DataStage
8 1 (0.83%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.83%) MySQL
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.33%) Postman
3 4 (3.33%) JIRA
3 4 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.67%) GitLab
4 2 (1.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.83%) Clang
5 1 (0.83%) GCC
5 1 (0.83%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
General
1 56 (46.67%) Public Sector
2 20 (16.67%) Law
3 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (15.00%) Social Skills
5 17 (14.17%) Finance
6 11 (9.17%) Military
7 10 (8.33%) Fire and Rescue
8 5 (4.17%) Legal
9 4 (3.33%) Local Government
10 3 (2.50%) Electronics
10 3 (2.50%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.67%) Marketing
11 2 (1.67%) Publishing
12 1 (0.83%) Banking
12 1 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 29 (24.17%) Architect
2 20 (16.67%) Developer
3 17 (14.17%) Analyst
4 12 (10.00%) Security Architect
5 10 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.17%) Business Engagement Leader
7 5 (4.17%) Lead Architect
7 5 (4.17%) Scala Developer
7 5 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.33%) Consultant
8 4 (3.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.33%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Technical Leader
9 3 (2.50%) Data Architect
9 3 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.50%) Integration Architect
9 3 (2.50%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.50%) HTML
2 13 (10.83%) CSS
2 13 (10.83%) JSON
3 12 (10.00%) Web Services
4 11 (9.17%) RESTful
5 7 (5.83%) Node.js
5 7 (5.83%) Play Framework
6 4 (3.33%) JFC
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.50%) YAML
8 2 (1.67%) .NET
8 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.67%) React
8 2 (1.67%) Spine.js
9 1 (0.83%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.83%) gRPC
9 1 (0.83%) Keras
9 1 (0.83%) scikit-learn
9 1 (0.83%) TensorFlow
9 1 (0.83%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.67%) Cybercrime
2 8 (6.67%) User Experience
3 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.50%) CCTV
5 3 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.50%) NHS
6 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.83%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.83%) Solaris
2 1 (0.83%) Unix
2 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.83%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (19.17%) Project Management
4 21 (17.50%) DevOps
5 15 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.17%) Scrum
9 10 (8.33%) BDD
9 10 (8.33%) Microservices
9 10 (8.33%) Migration
9 10 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 10 (8.33%) Test Planning
9 10 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
10 9 (7.50%) ITIL
10 9 (7.50%) Test Scripting
10 9 (7.50%) Validation
11 8 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (10.00%) Python
3 8 (6.67%) SQL
4 7 (5.83%) Go
4 7 (5.83%) Scala
5 6 (5.00%) Ruby
6 5 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.50%) C
7 3 (2.50%) C#
8 2 (1.67%) C++
8 2 (1.67%) Java
8 2 (1.67%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) Bash
9 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.83%) R
9 1 (0.83%) Rust
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 54 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (16.67%) Degree
4 6 (5.00%) CCNP
4 6 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.00%) CISSP
5 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.33%) HNC
6 4 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.50%) APMP
7 3 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (2.50%) CISM
7 3 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.50%) MBCS
8 2 (1.67%) CCNA
8 2 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (1.67%) CISA
8 2 (1.67%) HND
8 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) Accessibility
1 11 (9.17%) QA
1 11 (9.17%) WCAG
2 4 (3.33%) COBIT
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.67%) NCSC
3 2 (1.67%) PMO
3 2 (1.67%) SLA
4 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.83%) GMP
4 1 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.83%) NIST
4 1 (0.83%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Docker
3 1 (0.83%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.67%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.83%) MIIS
3 1 (0.83%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) systemd
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) Oracle
2 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.67%) Cisco
4 6 (5.00%) VMware
5 4 (3.33%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.50%) BiZZdesign
7 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.67%) Citrix
7 2 (1.67%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.67%) jetNEXUS
7 2 (1.67%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.67%) SAP
8 1 (0.83%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.83%) Intel
8 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.83%) Sparx
8 1 (0.83%) WSO2