Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 24 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5607 7637 5560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.89% 6.94% 4.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.10% 32.38% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3451 4776 3171
UK median daily rate £438 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £258
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +8.55% -1.94% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 305 328
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +80.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £14.10
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.33% +15.38% +80.56%

SC Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18627 23585 21911
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.56% 21.43% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11444 14745 12712
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 840 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.03 £50.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +12.50%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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 -7 5215 £438 +6.06% 234
UK excluding London -4 3771 £413 +8.55% 183
London -7 1751 £500 +5.26% 67
South East -5 1409 £420 +2.19% 56
South West +1 821 £400 +5.26% 39
North of England -18 645 £400 +14.29% 22
Midlands -5 421 £435 +8.75% 34
North West -4 376 £430 +3.61% 14
East Midlands +8 210 £425 +13.33% 4
West Midlands -18 198 £440 +10.00% 29
North East -5 190 £331 +6.85% 5
Wales +1 180 £450 +12.50% 9
Scotland -28 155 £390 +11.43% 8
East of England -20 150 £350 -3.45% 15
Yorkshire -12 81 £438 - 3
Northern Ireland -42 7 £395 +38.11%

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 5607 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1232 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
3 938 (16.73%) Linux
4 933 (16.64%) Windows
5 775 (13.82%) Microsoft
6 679 (12.11%) ITIL
7 626 (11.16%) DevOps
8 625 (11.15%) Java
9 593 (10.58%) Migration
10 576 (10.27%) Finance
11 545 (9.72%) Oracle
12 519 (9.26%) Project Management
13 500 (8.92%) SQL
14 464 (8.28%) Cisco
15 458 (8.17%) Firewall
16 452 (8.06%) DV Cleared
17 448 (7.99%) VMware
18 434 (7.74%) Puppet
19 419 (7.47%) SAP
20 414 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
21 407 (7.26%) Active Directory
22 392 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
23 365 (6.51%) Scrum
24 352 (6.28%) Configuration Management
25 347 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
26 344 (6.14%) Unix
26 344 (6.14%) Git (software)
27 335 (5.97%) Telecoms
28 332 (5.92%) Programme Management
29 331 (5.90%) Ansible

SC Cleared
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
1 267 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 160 (2.85%) Confluence
3 129 (2.30%) Apache
4 107 (1.91%) WebLogic
5 105 (1.87%) JBoss
6 104 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 103 (1.84%) MS Exchange
8 102 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
9 89 (1.59%) IIS
10 72 (1.28%) Apache Spark
11 68 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
11 68 (1.21%) nginx
12 62 (1.11%) Skype for Business
13 61 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
14 58 (1.03%) OpenStack
15 54 (0.96%) WebSphere
16 52 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
16 52 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
17 44 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
18 34 (0.61%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 305 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 212 (3.78%) Microsoft Project
3 179 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 74 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 57 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.14%) Simulink
9 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.089%) SPSS
11 4 (0.071%) Siemens NX
11 4 (0.071%) Windchill
12 3 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.054%) OrCAD
13 2 (0.036%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.036%) InVision
13 2 (0.036%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.036%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 2 (0.036%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 56 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 40 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (0.39%) Primavera
6 21 (0.37%) Teamcenter
7 20 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 18 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
9 15 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 14 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 14 (0.25%) SAP HCM
11 12 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 12 (0.21%) SAP HR
12 10 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
13 9 (0.16%) LabWindows
13 9 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
13 9 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
13 9 (0.16%) SAP SD
14 8 (0.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 8 (0.14%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 414 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 263 (4.69%) Office 365
3 198 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 86 (1.53%) GitHub
5 85 (1.52%) IaaS
6 83 (1.48%) PaaS
7 71 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 35 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.45%) SaaS
10 21 (0.37%) G Suite
11 18 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
12 17 (0.30%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.29%) Trello
14 15 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
17 12 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
17 12 (0.21%) Datadog
17 12 (0.21%) OpenShift
17 12 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 458 (8.17%) Firewall
2 261 (4.65%) LAN
3 231 (4.12%) WAN
4 213 (3.80%) DNS
5 188 (3.35%) TCP/IP
6 138 (2.46%) VPN
7 129 (2.30%) Wireless
8 120 (2.14%) HTTP
9 117 (2.09%) SAN
10 97 (1.73%) Internet
11 90 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
12 87 (1.55%) DHCP
13 83 (1.48%) Network Security
14 81 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
14 81 (1.44%) LDAP
15 79 (1.41%) SSL
16 74 (1.32%) BGP
17 64 (1.14%) VLAN
18 62 (1.11%) OSPF
19 59 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
2 274 (4.89%) SQL Server
3 180 (3.21%) Oracle Database
4 169 (3.01%) Hadoop
5 137 (2.44%) MongoDB
6 135 (2.41%) Big Data
7 113 (2.02%) Relational Database
8 95 (1.69%) MySQL
9 88 (1.57%) HBase
10 73 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 64 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 63 (1.12%) NoSQL
13 62 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 57 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
15 56 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
16 55 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
17 44 (0.78%) Redis
18 43 (0.77%) Apache Hive
18 43 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
19 40 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 344 (6.14%) Git (software)
2 262 (4.67%) Jenkins
3 233 (4.16%) JIRA
4 117 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 91 (1.62%) Cucumber
6 86 (1.53%) Maven
7 85 (1.52%) Selenium
8 69 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 62 (1.11%) GitLab
10 61 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
11 49 (0.87%) Artifactory
11 49 (0.87%) Bitbucket
12 48 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
13 47 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
14 38 (0.68%) IntelliJ
15 34 (0.61%) Toad
16 33 (0.59%) Ant
17 32 (0.57%) JUnit
18 31 (0.55%) HP UFT
19 30 (0.54%) Eclipse
General
1 576 (10.27%) Finance
2 335 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 272 (4.85%) Manufacturing
4 226 (4.03%) Electronics
5 216 (3.85%) Marketing
6 103 (1.84%) Military
7 70 (1.25%) Law
8 61 (1.09%) Legal
9 45 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 28 (0.50%) Back Office
11 26 (0.46%) Banking
12 23 (0.41%) Avionics
13 18 (0.32%) Billing
14 15 (0.27%) Local Government
15 12 (0.21%) Retail
16 11 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.18%) Publishing
18 8 (0.14%) Digital Economy
19 4 (0.071%) Advertising
19 4 (0.071%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 649 (11.57%) Architect
2 591 (10.54%) Developer
3 471 (8.40%) Analyst
4 443 (7.90%) Consultant
5 316 (5.64%) Project Manager
6 265 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 216 (3.85%) Network Engineer
8 193 (3.44%) Java Developer
9 180 (3.21%) Business Analyst
10 161 (2.87%) Support Engineer
11 150 (2.68%) Technical Architect
12 136 (2.43%) Administrator
13 135 (2.41%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 126 (2.25%) Software Engineer
15 115 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
16 110 (1.96%) Linux Engineer
17 101 (1.80%) DBA
18 97 (1.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
19 90 (1.61%) SAP Consultant
20 89 (1.59%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (4.46%) Web Services
2 219 (3.91%) .NET
3 172 (3.07%) HTML
4 161 (2.87%) CSS
5 159 (2.84%) REST
6 136 (2.43%) Spring
7 113 (2.02%) Node.js
8 111 (1.98%) Elastic Stack
9 101 (1.80%) XML
10 83 (1.48%) Apache Camel
11 79 (1.41%) AngularJS
11 79 (1.41%) RESTful
12 75 (1.34%) HTML5
12 75 (1.34%) Spring Boot
13 71 (1.27%) Middleware
14 63 (1.12%) Kafka
15 62 (1.11%) J2EE
16 55 (0.98%) SOAP
17 53 (0.95%) CSS3
18 52 (0.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 392 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 280 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 185 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 96 (1.71%) PKI
5 83 (1.48%) User Experience
6 67 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 65 (1.16%) Clustering
8 60 (1.07%) Replication
9 50 (0.89%) Private Cloud
10 47 (0.84%) CESG
11 44 (0.78%) Blackberry
11 44 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 42 (0.75%) Algorithms
13 40 (0.71%) PMI
14 38 (0.68%) RIA
15 36 (0.64%) Driving Licence
16 34 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
17 33 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
17 33 (0.59%) Mainframe
18 27 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 938 (16.73%) Linux
2 933 (16.64%) Windows
3 344 (6.14%) Unix
4 257 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 250 (4.46%) Windows Server
6 203 (3.62%) Windows 10
7 180 (3.21%) Solaris
8 163 (2.91%) CentOS
9 157 (2.80%) AIX
10 152 (2.71%) Windows 7
11 148 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 118 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 75 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 66 (1.18%) Ubuntu
15 56 (1.00%) HPUX
16 38 (0.68%) Windows Vista
17 34 (0.61%) SUSE
18 32 (0.57%) Windows XP
19 30 (0.54%) Android
20 25 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1232 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
2 679 (12.11%) ITIL
3 626 (11.16%) DevOps
4 593 (10.58%) Migration
5 519 (9.26%) Project Management
6 365 (6.51%) Scrum
7 352 (6.28%) Configuration Management
8 347 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
9 332 (5.92%) Programme Management
10 298 (5.31%) PRINCE2
11 297 (5.30%) Service Management
12 290 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
13 280 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 257 (4.58%) Open Source
15 229 (4.08%) Test Automation
16 210 (3.75%) Microservices
17 205 (3.66%) Digital Marketing
18 202 (3.60%) Software Engineering
19 194 (3.46%) Service Delivery
20 185 (3.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 625 (11.15%) Java
2 500 (8.92%) SQL
3 310 (5.53%) Python
4 213 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 198 (3.53%) C#
6 197 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 190 (3.39%) PowerShell
7 190 (3.39%) Ruby
8 189 (3.37%) C
9 124 (2.21%) C++
10 86 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 85 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 83 (1.48%) Perl
13 53 (0.95%) Scala
14 49 (0.87%) VB
15 44 (0.78%) Go
16 39 (0.70%) ABAP
16 39 (0.70%) T-SQL
17 36 (0.64%) Korn
18 34 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5607 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 452 (8.06%) DV Cleared
3 264 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
4 220 (3.92%) Degree
5 180 (3.21%) CCNP
6 102 (1.82%) CCNA
7 95 (1.69%) CISSP
8 90 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 87 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 73 (1.30%) CCIE
11 72 (1.28%) ISEB
12 70 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
13 56 (1.00%) PMI Certification
14 54 (0.96%) CCDP
15 51 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
16 50 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
17 46 (0.82%) ISTQB
18 42 (0.75%) CESG Certified Professional
18 42 (0.75%) JNCIA
19 41 (0.73%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (2.34%) PMO
2 115 (2.05%) QA
3 103 (1.84%) SLA
4 73 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 43 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
7 38 (0.68%) JSP 440
8 23 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 23 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 22 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 16 (0.29%) Def Stans
10 16 (0.29%) RMADS
11 14 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.21%) MIL-STD-1553
13 10 (0.18%) IEC 61508
14 9 (0.16%) DO-178B
14 9 (0.16%) GDPR
14 9 (0.16%) GPG13
15 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 7 (0.12%) EFQM
System Software
1 407 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 303 (5.40%) Docker
3 268 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 74 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 64 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 46 (0.82%) vSphere
9 39 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 38 (0.68%) HDFS
11 37 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
12 36 (0.64%) XenApp
13 30 (0.54%) KVM
14 27 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 23 (0.41%) Samba
16 20 (0.36%) Apache Flume
16 20 (0.36%) vCloud
16 20 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 18 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
17 18 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 434 (7.74%) Puppet
2 331 (5.90%) Ansible
3 171 (3.05%) Kubernetes
4 167 (2.98%) Terraform
5 166 (2.96%) SCCM
6 137 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
7 78 (1.39%) logstash
8 67 (1.19%) Kibana
9 51 (0.91%) ZABBIX
10 44 (0.78%) SCOM
11 43 (0.77%) FortiGate
12 38 (0.68%) HAProxy
13 35 (0.62%) Salt
14 33 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
15 30 (0.54%) Prometheus
16 28 (0.50%) Nagios
16 28 (0.50%) vCenter Server
17 27 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 26 (0.46%) NetBackup
18 26 (0.46%) yum
Vendors
1 775 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 545 (9.72%) Oracle
3 464 (8.28%) Cisco
4 448 (7.99%) VMware
5 419 (7.47%) SAP
6 309 (5.51%) Red Hat
7 243 (4.33%) HP
8 149 (2.66%) IBM
9 147 (2.62%) Citrix
10 144 (2.57%) F5
11 126 (2.25%) Juniper
12 119 (2.12%) CheckPoint
13 74 (1.32%) Sun
14 70 (1.25%) McAfee
15 67 (1.19%) Veritas
16 65 (1.16%) EMC
17 60 (1.07%) Google
18 57 (1.02%) Fortinet
19 53 (0.95%) Atlassian
20 49 (0.87%) Splunk
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Lorien Resourcing
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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London
Talent International
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