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 26 July 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 71 132 102
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -30
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 106 81 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.11% 1.37% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.15% 9.45% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 57 67
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £277 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £16.58 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +108.33%
SC Cleared
London

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
584 857 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.16% 14.47% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 626 636
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 19
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £12.50 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.61 £38.64 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 168 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (23.21%) DevOps
4 36 (21.43%) Linux
5 32 (19.05%) Java
6 25 (14.88%) ITIL
7 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
8 22 (13.10%) Jenkins
9 21 (12.50%) Docker
9 21 (12.50%) Open Source
9 21 (12.50%) Windows
10 20 (11.90%) Finance
10 20 (11.90%) Puppet
10 20 (11.90%) Kubernetes
11 19 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (10.71%) SQL
12 18 (10.71%) Configuration Management
13 17 (10.12%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (10.12%) Node.js
13 17 (10.12%) GitHub
14 15 (8.93%) CoreOS
14 15 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (8.93%) Git (software)
14 15 (8.93%) Ruby
14 15 (8.93%) etcd
14 15 (8.93%) flannel
15 14 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 14 (8.33%) MS Office
15 14 (8.33%) MS Excel

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.36%) IIS
2 9 (5.36%) OpenStack
3 7 (4.17%) SAS
4 5 (2.98%) Confluence
5 4 (2.38%) nginx
5 4 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.79%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.19%) Apache
7 2 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 14 (8.33%) MS Office
2 5 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.79%) SPSS
4 1 (0.60%) HipChat
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.12%) GitHub
2 15 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.98%) Office 365
4 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.19%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.19%) Trello
5 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.74%) Firewall
2 12 (7.14%) HTTP
2 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.95%) SSL
4 4 (2.38%) Network Security
5 3 (1.79%) Internet
5 3 (1.79%) IPsec
5 3 (1.79%) LDAP
6 2 (1.19%) DNS
6 2 (1.19%) NAS
6 2 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.19%) WAN
7 1 (0.60%) 4G
7 1 (0.60%) AMQP
7 1 (0.60%) DHCP
7 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.60%) LAN
7 1 (0.60%) LTE
7 1 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.60%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.12%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 12 (7.14%) Redis
3 9 (5.36%) Big Data
4 8 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 6 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.79%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.19%) GIS
10 2 (1.19%) MySQL
11 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.60%) HBase
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (13.10%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.14%) JIRA
4 7 (4.17%) Bitbucket
4 7 (4.17%) JMeter
4 7 (4.17%) NeoLoad
4 7 (4.17%) Selenium
4 7 (4.17%) Zephyr
5 5 (2.98%) GitLab
6 4 (2.38%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.19%) Maven
8 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.60%) Ant
9 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.60%) JUnit
9 1 (0.60%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (11.90%) Finance
2 4 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.79%) Law
4 2 (1.19%) French Language
4 2 (1.19%) German Language
4 2 (1.19%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.19%) Polish Language
4 2 (1.19%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (18.45%) Architect
2 24 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (10.12%) Developer
4 13 (7.74%) Consultant
5 10 (5.95%) Analyst
6 8 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
6 8 (4.76%) Security Architect
7 7 (4.17%) Coordinator
7 7 (4.17%) Test Manager
8 6 (3.57%) Test Coordinator
9 5 (2.98%) Administrator
9 5 (2.98%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.98%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.38%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.38%) Change Manager
10 4 (2.38%) Network Architect
10 4 (2.38%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.38%) QA Manager
10 4 (2.38%) Security Consultant
10 4 (2.38%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.12%) Node.js
2 11 (6.55%) Web Services
3 8 (4.76%) REST
4 7 (4.17%) Spring
5 6 (3.57%) Akka
5 6 (3.57%) Play Framework
6 5 (2.98%) MCollective
7 4 (2.38%) Sensu
8 3 (1.79%) CSS
8 3 (1.79%) HTML
8 3 (1.79%) J2EE
8 3 (1.79%) jBPM
8 3 (1.79%) Middleware
8 3 (1.79%) SOAP
8 3 (1.79%) spray
8 3 (1.79%) Symfony
9 2 (1.19%) .NET
9 2 (1.19%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.19%) jQuery
9 2 (1.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.98%) User Experience
4 4 (2.38%) Biometrics
5 3 (1.79%) CESG
5 3 (1.79%) PKI
6 2 (1.19%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.19%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.19%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.19%) YubiKey
7 1 (0.60%) CMDB
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.43%) Linux
2 21 (12.50%) Windows
3 15 (8.93%) CoreOS
4 8 (4.76%) RancherOS
4 8 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.38%) Unix
7 4 (2.38%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.79%) CentOS
9 2 (1.19%) Android
9 2 (1.19%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.60%) Solaris
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (23.21%) DevOps
3 25 (14.88%) ITIL
4 21 (12.50%) Open Source
5 19 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.74%) Information Security
8 11 (6.55%) Change Management
8 11 (6.55%) Migration
8 11 (6.55%) Risk Management
9 10 (5.95%) Analytics
9 10 (5.95%) Test Automation
10 9 (5.36%) Business Continuity
10 9 (5.36%) Scrum
10 9 (5.36%) Security Hardening
11 8 (4.76%) Project Management
12 7 (4.17%) Information Assurance
12 7 (4.17%) ITIL V3
12 7 (4.17%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.05%) Java
2 18 (10.71%) SQL
3 15 (8.93%) Ruby
4 13 (7.74%) Go
5 7 (4.17%) Python
5 7 (4.17%) Scala
6 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.79%) C
7 3 (1.79%) Erlang
7 3 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.79%) PHP
8 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) C#
9 1 (0.60%) Groovy
9 1 (0.60%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 168 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.95%) CISM
2 10 (5.95%) CISSP
2 10 (5.95%) DV Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) IISP
4 6 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.98%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (2.98%) Degree
6 4 (2.38%) CLAS
6 4 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.79%) CISMP
7 3 (1.79%) ISEB
7 3 (1.79%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.19%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.19%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.60%) CIPD
9 1 (0.60%) MBCS
9 1 (0.60%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.36%) QA
3 7 (4.17%) GPG13
4 6 (3.57%) SLA
5 5 (2.98%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (2.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (12.50%) Docker
2 15 (8.93%) etcd
2 15 (8.93%) flannel
3 7 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.38%) Ceph
4 4 (2.38%) GlusterFS
5 3 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.60%) HDFS
7 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.60%) Postfix
7 1 (0.60%) Squid
7 1 (0.60%) vCloud
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (11.90%) Kubernetes
1 20 (11.90%) Puppet
2 14 (8.33%) Ansible
3 12 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 12 (7.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (5.36%) Rancher
5 8 (4.76%) Consul
5 8 (4.76%) Marathon
5 8 (4.76%) Mesos
6 6 (3.57%) rkt
6 6 (3.57%) SCOM
7 5 (2.98%) Graphite
7 5 (2.98%) logstash
8 4 (2.38%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.19%) Terraform
10 1 (0.60%) Casper Suite
10 1 (0.60%) Kibana
10 1 (0.60%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.60%) Packer
Vendors
1 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.55%) Oracle
2 11 (6.55%) VMware
3 9 (5.36%) Remedy
4 7 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.57%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.57%) BMC
6 5 (2.98%) Juniper
7 4 (2.38%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.79%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (1.79%) F5
8 3 (1.79%) IBM
9 2 (1.19%) Cisco
9 2 (1.19%) Google
9 2 (1.19%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.60%) Adobe
10 1 (0.60%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.60%) Citrix
10 1 (0.60%) SAP
10 1 (0.60%) TOWER Software
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