Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 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.

Police
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 488 713 798
Rank change year-on-year +225 +85 -77
Contract jobs citing Police 94 142 115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the General category 0.58% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 95 65
Median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £338 £413 £198
90th Percentile £623 £750 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £232
% change year-on-year -5.26% +104.74% -38.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -13.98% +151.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +13.89% -2.17% +148.72%

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 16,309 37,184 42,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.49% 39.82% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,253 24,018 27,538
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £288
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 988 1,150
Median hourly rate £27.46 £22.93 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.77% +7.50% -1.99%
10th Percentile £12.92 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.57 £23.55 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.39% +23.92% -12.41%

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 4 July 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Police over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Police in the UK

Police
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 Police within the UK over the 6 months to 4 July 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 +227 89 £450 -10.00% 36
London +185 51 £475 -13.64% 9
UK excluding London +174 40 £450 -5.26% 30
Midlands +91 17 £413 -36.54% 11
West Midlands +71 16 £375 -42.31% 6
South East +157 14 £463 -7.40% 6
Work from Home +1 9 £413 -21.43% 1
North of England +76 4 £600 +26.32% 2
South West +70 3 £550 +4.76% 8
North West +38 3 £600 +26.32% 1
Scotland +62 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +74 1 £450 -10.00% 1
East Midlands +52 1 £450 - 5

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 75 (79.79%) Security Cleared
2 64 (68.09%) SC Cleared
3 31 (32.98%) Public Sector
4 21 (22.34%) AWS
5 20 (21.28%) SQL
5 20 (21.28%) DevOps
6 18 (19.15%) Azure
7 17 (18.09%) Law
7 17 (18.09%) Java
7 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
8 16 (17.02%) Test Automation
8 16 (17.02%) Migration
8 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (13.83%) DV Cleared
9 13 (13.83%) Windows
10 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (11.70%) Service Management
12 10 (10.64%) Risk Management
12 10 (10.64%) Change Management
12 10 (10.64%) Project Management
12 10 (10.64%) Remedy
12 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
12 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
12 10 (10.64%) Decision-Making
13 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (9.57%) Oracle
13 9 (9.57%) Unix
13 9 (9.57%) Degree
14 8 (8.51%) Data Migration
14 8 (8.51%) Web Services

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 6 (6.38%) Confluence
1 6 (6.38%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.06%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.34%) AWS
2 18 (19.15%) Azure
3 7 (7.45%) Office 365
4 6 (6.38%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.26%) GCP
6 3 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.19%) Yammer
7 2 (2.13%) GitHub
7 2 (2.13%) PowerApps
8 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) DNS
1 6 (6.38%) Skype
2 5 (5.32%) Firewall
3 4 (4.26%) FTP
4 2 (2.13%) BGP
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.13%) DMVPN
4 2 (2.13%) Network Security
4 2 (2.13%) OSPF
4 2 (2.13%) SAN
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.06%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.06%) Intranet
5 1 (1.06%) IPv4
5 1 (1.06%) LAN
5 1 (1.06%) Multicast
5 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.06%) VXLAN
5 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.26%) Adabas
3 4 (4.26%) Power BI
4 3 (3.19%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.06%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Artifactory
1 8 (8.51%) GitLab
1 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.38%) JIRA
2 6 (6.38%) Selenium
2 6 (6.38%) SonarQube
3 5 (5.32%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.32%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.32%) Maven
4 4 (4.26%) Bitbucket
4 4 (4.26%) ClearQuest
4 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (4.26%) Toad
5 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.13%) JUnit
6 2 (2.13%) Katalon Studio
6 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.13%) WebLogic Workshop
7 1 (1.06%) Gatling
General
1 31 (32.98%) Public Sector
2 17 (18.09%) Law
3 7 (7.45%) Finance
4 5 (5.32%) Legal
5 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.13%) Fire and Rescue
6 2 (2.13%) Marketing
6 2 (2.13%) Military
7 1 (1.06%) Electronics
7 1 (1.06%) Local Government
7 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (20.21%) Developer
2 13 (13.83%) Analyst
3 10 (10.64%) Architect
4 8 (8.51%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.45%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Administrator
6 5 (5.32%) Applications Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Consultant
6 5 (5.32%) DBA
6 5 (5.32%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.32%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.26%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Data Scientist
7 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Applications Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Java Applications Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Technical Support Officer
8 3 (3.19%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) Web Services
2 7 (7.45%) .NET
3 6 (6.38%) HTML
3 6 (6.38%) J2EE
4 5 (5.32%) Apache Camel
4 5 (5.32%) Java EE
4 5 (5.32%) Struts
4 5 (5.32%) WireMock
5 4 (4.26%) Spring
5 4 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (3.19%) CSS
6 3 (3.19%) jQuery
6 3 (3.19%) Keras
6 3 (3.19%) PyTorch
6 3 (3.19%) Spring Boot
6 3 (3.19%) TensorFlow
7 2 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (2.13%) Flutter
7 2 (2.13%) React
7 2 (2.13%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (8.51%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.38%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.26%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.19%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.13%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.13%) Equities
5 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.13%) PKI
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) CESG
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) SCORM
6 1 (1.06%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.06%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Unix
3 8 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.45%) Linux
5 6 (6.38%) Android
6 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.26%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.19%) CentOS
7 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.28%) DevOps
2 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.02%) Migration
2 16 (17.02%) Test Automation
3 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (11.70%) Service Management
5 10 (10.64%) Change Management
5 10 (10.64%) Decision-Making
5 10 (10.64%) Project Management
5 10 (10.64%) Risk Management
6 8 (8.51%) Data Migration
6 8 (8.51%) High Availability
6 8 (8.51%) ITIL
6 8 (8.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (7.45%) Workflow
8 6 (6.38%) Data Science
8 6 (6.38%) Information Security
8 6 (6.38%) Mathematics
8 6 (6.38%) Service Design
9 5 (5.32%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.28%) SQL
2 17 (18.09%) Java
3 7 (7.45%) Python
4 6 (6.38%) C#
5 4 (4.26%) JCL
5 4 (4.26%) Natural
6 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.13%) Ada
7 2 (2.13%) Kotlin
7 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.13%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.06%) R
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (79.79%) Security Cleared
2 64 (68.09%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.83%) DV Cleared
4 9 (9.57%) Degree
5 4 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.19%) AWS Certification
6 3 (3.19%) PhD
7 2 (2.13%) CCDA
7 2 (2.13%) CCIE
7 2 (2.13%) CCNA
7 2 (2.13%) CCNP
7 2 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.13%) CISSP
7 2 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.13%) MCSA
7 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.06%) CISMP
8 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.06%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) QA
2 4 (4.26%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.13%) NCSC
4 2 (2.13%) RMADS
4 2 (2.13%) WCAG
5 1 (1.06%) GDPR
5 1 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.06%) PMO
5 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) Docker
2 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) vSphere
3 1 (1.06%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.06%) XenApp
3 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Kubernetes
1 4 (4.26%) Terraform
2 3 (3.19%) Ansible
2 3 (3.19%) Consul
3 2 (2.13%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.13%) Kibana
3 2 (2.13%) logstash
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.06%) Packer
4 1 (1.06%) SCCM
4 1 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.64%) Remedy
3 9 (9.57%) Oracle
4 5 (5.32%) Cisco
5 4 (4.26%) Software AG
5 4 (4.26%) Splunk
5 4 (4.26%) Tableau
5 4 (4.26%) VMware
6 3 (3.19%) Sparx
7 2 (2.13%) CommVault
7 2 (2.13%) Dell
7 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.06%) Citrix
8 1 (1.06%) F5
8 1 (1.06%) Google
8 1 (1.06%) Juniper
8 1 (1.06%) Lumension
8 1 (1.06%) SAP
8 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.06%) Sophos