The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 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 Clearance
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 10 20
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3770 5402 4005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.00% 10.06% 7.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.78% 46.02% 37.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2177 3373 2241
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +9.21% -2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 214 253
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.65% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.25 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £49.06 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +29.31% +5.45%  

Security 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 9023 11739 10605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.86% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11468 16146 12734
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1038 1097
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +16.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 3559 £438 +5.42% 365
UK excluding London -3 2491 £415 +9.21% 301
London -2 1225 £475 -1.04% 87
South East -3 881 £411 -0.36% 77
South West 0 593 £425 +3.65% 73
North of England -6 468 £400 +17.64% 62
Midlands -6 255 £425 +6.25% 41
East of England 0 130 £428 +14.00% 20
Scotland -31 85 £415 +22.05% 17
Wales -2 80 £434 +3.27% 11
Northern Ireland -42 6 £390 +43.38%

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 5628 (72.33%) SC Cleared
2 1669 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1405 (18.06%) Windows
4 1167 (15.00%) DV Cleared
5 1158 (14.88%) Linux
6 1144 (14.70%) Microsoft
7 1001 (12.86%) ITIL
8 829 (10.65%) Java
9 790 (10.15%) Project Management
10 770 (9.90%) Migration
11 746 (9.59%) Finance
12 731 (9.39%) DevOps
13 725 (9.32%) SQL
14 708 (9.10%) Oracle
15 684 (8.79%) Cisco
16 637 (8.19%) Active Directory
17 609 (7.83%) Firewall
18 579 (7.44%) VMware
19 500 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
20 498 (6.40%) Scrum
21 467 (6.00%) Service Management
22 460 (5.91%) SAP
23 456 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
23 456 (5.86%) Unix
24 451 (5.80%) SQL Server
25 449 (5.77%) Windows Server
26 447 (5.74%) Puppet
27 442 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
28 431 (5.54%) PRINCE2
29 429 (5.51%) Configuration Management

Security 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
1 405 (5.20%) SharePoint
2 188 (2.42%) Confluence
3 180 (2.31%) MS Exchange
4 155 (1.99%) Apache
5 129 (1.66%) Tomcat
6 127 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 124 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
8 117 (1.50%) JBoss
9 110 (1.41%) WebLogic
10 108 (1.39%) IIS
11 102 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
12 98 (1.26%) Skype for Business
13 87 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
14 85 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
15 70 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
16 64 (0.82%) Apache Spark
17 63 (0.81%) WebSphere
18 57 (0.73%) nginx
19 51 (0.66%) OpenStack
20 41 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 456 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 256 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 252 (3.24%) Microsoft Project
4 86 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 83 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 34 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.12%) Simulink
9 7 (0.090%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.064%) LaTeX
10 5 (0.064%) Stata
11 4 (0.051%) InVision
11 4 (0.051%) Siemens NX
11 4 (0.051%) Windchill
12 3 (0.039%) OrCAD
13 2 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.026%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 2 (0.026%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 203 (2.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 71 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 56 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 56 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 48 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 38 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 32 (0.41%) Primavera
7 24 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
8 22 (0.28%) SAP HCM
9 21 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
10 20 (0.26%) Teamcenter
11 19 (0.24%) SAP HR
12 15 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
13 14 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 13 (0.17%) SAP CO
15 12 (0.15%) SAP FI
15 12 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
15 12 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
16 11 (0.14%) SAP SD
17 9 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 442 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 355 (4.56%) Office 365
3 246 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 115 (1.48%) PaaS
5 105 (1.35%) IaaS
6 88 (1.13%) GitHub
7 81 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 47 (0.60%) SaaS
9 38 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 21 (0.27%) G Suite
12 20 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
12 20 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (0.24%) OneDrive
14 18 (0.23%) Trello
15 16 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (0.17%) Datadog
17 13 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
17 13 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 609 (7.83%) Firewall
2 394 (5.06%) LAN
3 389 (5.00%) WAN
4 288 (3.70%) DNS
5 263 (3.38%) TCP/IP
6 190 (2.44%) Wireless
7 170 (2.18%) SAN
8 166 (2.13%) VPN
9 164 (2.11%) DHCP
10 155 (1.99%) HTTP
11 131 (1.68%) Network Security
12 127 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
13 126 (1.62%) Internet
14 107 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 90 (1.16%) LDAP
16 85 (1.09%) BGP
16 85 (1.09%) SSL
17 81 (1.04%) IPsec
18 78 (1.00%) VoIP
19 76 (0.98%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 316 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
3 233 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 208 (2.67%) Hadoop
5 194 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 175 (2.25%) Big Data
7 161 (2.07%) MongoDB
8 112 (1.44%) MySQL
9 90 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 87 (1.12%) HBase
10 87 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 80 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
12 78 (1.00%) NoSQL
13 75 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 67 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
15 66 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
15 66 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
16 54 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 53 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
18 52 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 409 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 321 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 299 (3.84%) JIRA
4 155 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 126 (1.62%) Cucumber
6 120 (1.54%) Selenium
7 114 (1.47%) Visual Studio
8 94 (1.21%) Maven
9 68 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
10 64 (0.82%) Bitbucket
11 60 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
12 55 (0.71%) GitLab
13 51 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
14 49 (0.63%) MSI
15 47 (0.60%) JUnit
15 47 (0.60%) Subversion
16 44 (0.57%) Ant
16 44 (0.57%) Eclipse
17 40 (0.51%) IntelliJ
17 40 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 746 (9.59%) Finance
2 425 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 285 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 231 (2.97%) Electronics
5 222 (2.85%) Marketing
6 155 (1.99%) Military
7 95 (1.22%) Legal
8 92 (1.18%) Law
9 59 (0.76%) Aerospace
10 32 (0.41%) Back Office
11 27 (0.35%) Billing
12 26 (0.33%) Banking
13 25 (0.32%) Avionics
14 23 (0.30%) Local Government
15 22 (0.28%) Publishing
16 13 (0.17%) Retail
17 9 (0.12%) Digital Economy
18 7 (0.090%) Investment Banking
19 6 (0.077%) Advertising
19 6 (0.077%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 947 (12.17%) Developer
2 829 (10.65%) Architect
3 725 (9.32%) Analyst
4 589 (7.57%) Consultant
5 458 (5.89%) Project Manager
6 314 (4.04%) Network Engineer
7 297 (3.82%) Java Developer
8 275 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
9 250 (3.21%) Business Analyst
10 244 (3.14%) Support Engineer
11 182 (2.34%) Technical Architect
12 174 (2.24%) Administrator
13 170 (2.18%) Software Engineer
14 161 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
15 142 (1.82%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 123 (1.58%) DBA
17 122 (1.57%) Systems Engineer
18 113 (1.45%) Linux Engineer
19 111 (1.43%) Desktop Support
19 111 (1.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (4.67%) Web Services
2 343 (4.41%) .NET
3 316 (4.06%) HTML
4 278 (3.57%) CSS
5 206 (2.65%) REST
6 185 (2.38%) Spring
7 163 (2.09%) XML
8 122 (1.57%) RESTful
9 119 (1.53%) HTML5
9 119 (1.53%) Node.js
10 117 (1.50%) J2EE
11 102 (1.31%) AngularJS
12 93 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
12 93 (1.20%) Middleware
13 87 (1.12%) jQuery
14 84 (1.08%) .NET Framework
14 84 (1.08%) Apache Camel
15 80 (1.03%) Spring Boot
16 75 (0.96%) Hibernate
17 73 (0.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 500 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 342 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 299 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 146 (1.88%) User Experience
5 134 (1.72%) PKI
6 111 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 98 (1.26%) Clustering
8 71 (0.91%) Replication
9 66 (0.85%) Public Cloud
10 62 (0.80%) Private Cloud
11 60 (0.77%) CESG
12 56 (0.72%) Blackberry
13 51 (0.66%) NHS
14 48 (0.62%) PMI
15 47 (0.60%) Driving Licence
16 43 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
17 41 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
18 40 (0.51%) RIA
19 38 (0.49%) Algorithms
20 37 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1405 (18.06%) Windows
2 1158 (14.88%) Linux
3 456 (5.86%) Unix
4 449 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 298 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 250 (3.21%) Windows 10
7 246 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 246 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 226 (2.90%) Windows 7
9 209 (2.69%) Solaris
10 190 (2.44%) CentOS
11 160 (2.06%) AIX
12 159 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 80 (1.03%) Ubuntu
14 65 (0.84%) HPUX
15 59 (0.76%) Windows Vista
16 53 (0.68%) Apple iOS
16 53 (0.68%) Windows XP
17 43 (0.55%) Android
18 37 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1669 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1001 (12.86%) ITIL
3 790 (10.15%) Project Management
4 770 (9.90%) Migration
5 731 (9.39%) DevOps
6 498 (6.40%) Scrum
7 467 (6.00%) Service Management
8 431 (5.54%) PRINCE2
9 429 (5.51%) Configuration Management
10 409 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
11 384 (4.94%) Programme Management
12 369 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 359 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
14 355 (4.56%) Test Automation
15 322 (4.14%) Software Engineering
16 299 (3.84%) Open Source
17 295 (3.79%) Service Delivery
18 283 (3.64%) Change Management
19 279 (3.59%) TDD
20 246 (3.16%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 829 (10.65%) Java
2 725 (9.32%) SQL
3 396 (5.09%) Python
4 363 (4.67%) C
4 363 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 334 (4.29%) C#
6 295 (3.79%) PowerShell
7 231 (2.97%) Bash Shell
8 225 (2.89%) Ruby
9 181 (2.33%) C++
10 118 (1.52%) Perl
11 110 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 94 (1.21%) VB
13 93 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 68 (0.87%) Scala
15 54 (0.69%) VBScript
16 47 (0.60%) PHP
17 45 (0.58%) T-SQL
18 44 (0.57%) Go
19 40 (0.51%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5628 (72.33%) SC Cleared
2 1167 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 385 (4.95%) BPSS Clearance
3 385 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
4 381 (4.90%) Degree
5 256 (3.29%) CCNP
6 156 (2.00%) CCNA
7 140 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 132 (1.70%) CTC Cleared
9 131 (1.68%) CISSP
10 116 (1.49%) ISEB
11 110 (1.41%) CCIE
12 93 (1.20%) ISTQB
13 86 (1.11%) BC Cleared
14 80 (1.03%) JNCIA
15 76 (0.98%) CCSA
16 75 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
17 71 (0.91%) CCDP
18 70 (0.90%) PMI Certification
19 69 (0.89%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (2.24%) QA
2 173 (2.22%) PMO
3 160 (2.06%) SLA
4 149 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 100 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 70 (0.90%) JSP 440
7 66 (0.85%) Data Quality
8 34 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 31 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 29 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 22 (0.28%) Def Stans
12 21 (0.27%) RMADS
13 16 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 14 (0.18%) GPG13
15 12 (0.15%) MIL-STD-1553
16 11 (0.14%) COBIT
17 10 (0.13%) IEC 61508
18 9 (0.12%) DO-178B
18 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
19 8 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 637 (8.19%) Active Directory
2 369 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 344 (4.42%) Docker
4 126 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 97 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 85 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 82 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 75 (0.96%) XenApp
9 70 (0.90%) vSphere
10 44 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 44 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 39 (0.50%) HDFS
11 39 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
12 30 (0.39%) KVM
12 30 (0.39%) Samba
13 27 (0.35%) vCloud
14 23 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 23 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
15 22 (0.28%) Firmware
16 21 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 447 (5.74%) Puppet
2 357 (4.59%) Ansible
3 213 (2.74%) SCCM
4 196 (2.52%) Kubernetes
4 196 (2.52%) Terraform
5 131 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
6 75 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 68 (0.87%) FortiGate
8 67 (0.86%) logstash
9 63 (0.81%) SCOM
10 59 (0.76%) Kibana
11 49 (0.63%) ZABBIX
12 45 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
13 42 (0.54%) Netcool
14 38 (0.49%) NetBackup
15 36 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
15 36 (0.46%) Salt
16 35 (0.45%) HAProxy
17 33 (0.42%) vCenter Server
18 32 (0.41%) yum
Vendors
1 1144 (14.70%) Microsoft
2 708 (9.10%) Oracle
3 684 (8.79%) Cisco
4 579 (7.44%) VMware
5 460 (5.91%) SAP
6 375 (4.82%) HP
7 353 (4.54%) Red Hat
8 248 (3.19%) Citrix
9 245 (3.15%) Juniper
10 202 (2.60%) F5
11 181 (2.33%) CheckPoint
12 173 (2.22%) IBM
13 107 (1.38%) McAfee
14 100 (1.29%) Remedy
15 94 (1.21%) EMC
16 93 (1.20%) Fortinet
17 87 (1.12%) Veritas
18 78 (1.00%) Sun
19 76 (0.98%) Riverbed
20 69 (0.89%) Motorola
UK
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
KnownFour
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £18 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £12.50 - £15.80 per day + n/a
Posted: 17 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Rate: £40.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Yoh
Rate: £363.20 - £443.91 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Modis International
Rate: £28 - £33 per hour + overtime
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £700 - £765 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago