The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 110 86 55
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -31
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 87 148 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.60% 2.35% 3.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.66% 12.81% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 104 120
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£413 £423 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% -1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.99% -54.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £25.13
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -28.35%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
816 1155 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.03% 18.35% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 814 645
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 35
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £39.65 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the City of London region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 158 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (22.78%) Windows
3 26 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.19%) Finance
4 24 (15.19%) SQL
5 18 (11.39%) Microsoft
6 17 (10.76%) Java
7 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
8 14 (8.86%) Oracle
8 14 (8.86%) CTC Cleared
9 13 (8.23%) Linux
9 13 (8.23%) Scrum
10 12 (7.59%) VMware
10 12 (7.59%) Migration
11 11 (6.96%) OO
11 11 (6.96%) PRINCE2
11 11 (6.96%) Information Assurance
12 10 (6.33%) Windows 7
12 10 (6.33%) Google
12 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (6.33%) CRM
12 10 (6.33%) ITIL
12 10 (6.33%) C++
12 10 (6.33%) DHCP
12 10 (6.33%) Project Management
12 10 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.33%) TDD
13 9 (5.70%) Information Security
13 9 (5.70%) DNS
13 9 (5.70%) Cisco

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.06%) CMS
2 6 (3.80%) Kentico
2 6 (3.80%) Umbraco
2 6 (3.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.16%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.53%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.90%) Apache
6 2 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.27%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.63%) nginx
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.63%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.16%) MS Office
3 4 (2.53%) MS Project
3 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.27%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.63%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.06%) Google Apps
2 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.33%) DHCP
2 9 (5.70%) DNS
3 8 (5.06%) VPN
3 8 (5.06%) Firewall
4 7 (4.43%) LAN
5 6 (3.80%) WAN
5 6 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.90%) SAN
7 2 (1.27%) LDAP
7 2 (1.27%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.27%) Intranet
7 2 (1.27%) Network Security
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.63%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.63%) Extranet
8 1 (0.63%) X.509
8 1 (0.63%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.16%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.53%) MySQL
4 3 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.27%) MS Access
5 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.27%) Big Data
5 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.63%) QlikView
6 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.63%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.27%) Subversion
2 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) Maven
3 1 (0.63%) Selenium
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.63%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.63%) Behat
3 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.63%) MSI
3 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.63%) Rational Robot
3 1 (0.63%) Toad
3 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.63%) Ant
3 1 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 24 (15.19%) Finance
2 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.53%) Legal
4 2 (1.27%) Banking
4 2 (1.27%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Front Office
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (13.92%) Architect
2 20 (12.66%) Developer
3 16 (10.13%) Consultant
4 12 (7.59%) Analyst
5 11 (6.96%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.70%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.43%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.43%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.80%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.16%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (3.16%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.16%) Security Specialist
9 5 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.16%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.53%) Security Architect
10 4 (2.53%) Security Manager
11 3 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
11 3 (1.90%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.70%) HTML
1 9 (5.70%) .NET
2 7 (4.43%) HTML5
3 6 (3.80%) JSP
3 6 (3.80%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (3.80%) Entity Framework
3 6 (3.80%) Razor View Engine
3 6 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (3.80%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.80%) WCF
3 6 (3.80%) LINQ
3 6 (3.80%) RESTful
4 5 (3.16%) Web Services
5 4 (2.53%) XML
5 4 (2.53%) CSS
5 4 (2.53%) J2EE
5 4 (2.53%) REST
5 4 (2.53%) CSS3
6 3 (1.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.06%) RMADS
3 7 (4.43%) Biometrics
4 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.16%) Open Source
5 5 (3.16%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.90%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.90%) iPad
6 3 (1.90%) CESG
7 2 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.27%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.63%) iPhone
8 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.63%) BYOD
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.78%) Windows
2 13 (8.23%) Linux
3 10 (6.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.80%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.16%) Android
6 5 (3.16%) Mac OS
6 5 (3.16%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.53%) UNIX
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (8.23%) Scrum
3 12 (7.59%) Migration
4 11 (6.96%) OO
4 11 (6.96%) PRINCE2
4 11 (6.96%) Information Assurance
5 10 (6.33%) CRM
5 10 (6.33%) ITIL
5 10 (6.33%) Project Management
5 10 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.33%) TDD
6 9 (5.70%) Information Security
7 8 (5.06%) Service Management
7 8 (5.06%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.06%) BDD
7 8 (5.06%) Unit Testing
8 7 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (4.43%) Data Migration
8 7 (4.43%) Business Development
8 7 (4.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.19%) SQL
2 17 (10.76%) Java
3 10 (6.33%) C++
4 7 (4.43%) C#
5 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.53%) PHP
7 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.90%) C
8 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.27%) Perl
8 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.63%) Scala
9 1 (0.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.63%) XPath
9 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 158 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.86%) CTC Cleared
3 7 (4.43%) CISSP
4 6 (3.80%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.53%) CISMP
6 3 (1.90%) Degree
6 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.27%) MCSA
7 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.27%) CCNP
7 2 (1.27%) CCNA
7 2 (1.27%) ACCA
7 2 (1.27%) ISEB
7 2 (1.27%) CIMA
7 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.63%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.63%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) GAAP
2 2 (1.27%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.53%) XenApp
3 3 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.27%) vSphere
5 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.63%) Corosync
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.63%) Samba
5 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) WSUS
2 5 (3.16%) SCCM
3 4 (2.53%) Puppet
4 3 (1.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.63%) vMotion
5 1 (0.63%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.63%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 18 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.86%) Oracle
3 12 (7.59%) VMware
4 10 (6.33%) Google
5 9 (5.70%) Cisco
6 7 (4.43%) Citrix
7 6 (3.80%) McAfee
7 6 (3.80%) Apple
7 6 (3.80%) EPiServer
7 6 (3.80%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.53%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.53%) Juniper
9 2 (1.27%) SAP
9 2 (1.27%) IBM
9 2 (1.27%) HP
9 2 (1.27%) BMC
9 2 (1.27%) NetApp
9 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.27%) FatWire
9 2 (1.27%) AppSense
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