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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 109 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 90 134 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.66% 2.24% 2.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.48% 12.13% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 100 103
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£414 £419 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% -2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £280 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.18 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £55.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -6.97%
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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
784 1105 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.45% 18.48% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 808 623
Average daily rate £426 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 53
Average hourly rate £20.88 £22.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £16.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £26.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (24.38%) Windows
3 28 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (15.63%) Java
4 25 (15.63%) SQL
5 21 (13.13%) Finance
6 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
7 17 (10.63%) SQL Server
8 16 (10.00%) Oracle
9 15 (9.38%) Scrum
10 14 (8.75%) Linux
10 14 (8.75%) CTC Cleared
11 12 (7.50%) OO
11 12 (7.50%) TDD
12 11 (6.88%) VMware
12 11 (6.88%) CRM
12 11 (6.88%) HTML
12 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (6.25%) Information Assurance
13 10 (6.25%) Windows 7
13 10 (6.25%) Unit Testing
13 10 (6.25%) C++
13 10 (6.25%) .NET
13 10 (6.25%) PRINCE2
13 10 (6.25%) Migration
13 10 (6.25%) CMS
14 9 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (5.63%) Service Management
14 9 (5.63%) Firewall
14 9 (5.63%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (6.25%) CMS
2 7 (4.38%) Umbraco
2 7 (4.38%) Sitecore CMS
2 7 (4.38%) Kentico
3 5 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.50%) Apache
5 3 (1.88%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.63%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) SAS
7 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.63%) Confluence
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.75%) MS Office
3 3 (1.88%) MS Project
4 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.63%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.63%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.63%) Google Apps
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.63%) Firewall
2 8 (5.00%) DHCP
2 8 (5.00%) DNS
3 6 (3.75%) LAN
3 6 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.13%) WAN
4 5 (3.13%) VPN
5 3 (1.88%) Network Security
6 2 (1.25%) Intranet
6 2 (1.25%) SAN
7 1 (0.63%) 2G
7 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.63%) LDAP
7 1 (0.63%) IPv4
7 1 (0.63%) SMS
7 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.63%) SS7
7 1 (0.63%) X.509
7 1 (0.63%) 3G
7 1 (0.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.75%) MySQL
3 5 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.25%) IDOL
5 1 (0.63%) DB2
5 1 (0.63%) MS Access
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.63%) QlikView
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.25%) JIRA
1 2 (1.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.25%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.25%) JUnit
1 2 (1.25%) Subversion
2 1 (0.63%) Ant
2 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.63%) Toad
2 1 (0.63%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.63%) Rational Robot
2 1 (0.63%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.63%) Selenium
2 1 (0.63%) Maven
2 1 (0.63%) Behat
2 1 (0.63%) Gradle
2 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 21 (13.13%) Finance
2 6 (3.75%) Legal
3 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Front Office
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (19.38%) Developer
2 21 (13.13%) Architect
3 14 (8.75%) Consultant
4 12 (7.50%) Analyst
5 11 (6.88%) Java Developer
5 11 (6.88%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.75%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.13%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.13%) Security Specialist
10 5 (3.13%) Service Desk Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.50%) Support Engineer
12 3 (1.88%) Security Consultant
12 3 (1.88%) Senior Developer
12 3 (1.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.88%) HTML
2 10 (6.25%) .NET
3 9 (5.63%) RESTful
3 9 (5.63%) HTML5
4 8 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 8 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (5.00%) WCF
4 8 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.00%) JSP
4 8 (5.00%) Web Services
5 7 (4.38%) LINQ
5 7 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (4.38%) Razor View Engine
6 6 (3.75%) CSS
7 5 (3.13%) Spring
7 5 (3.13%) Java EE
7 5 (3.13%) REST
7 5 (3.13%) CSS3
8 4 (2.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.63%) Biometrics
3 8 (5.00%) RMADS
4 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.50%) Open Source
6 3 (1.88%) CESG
6 3 (1.88%) iPad
7 2 (1.25%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.63%) Equities
8 1 (0.63%) Replication
8 1 (0.63%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.63%) iPhone
8 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.38%) Windows
2 14 (8.75%) Linux
3 10 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.75%) Windows 8
5 6 (3.75%) Mac OS
5 6 (3.75%) Android
6 5 (3.13%) UNIX
7 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (9.38%) Scrum
3 12 (7.50%) OO
3 12 (7.50%) TDD
4 11 (6.88%) CRM
5 10 (6.25%) Information Assurance
5 10 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 10 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 10 (6.25%) Migration
6 9 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (5.63%) Service Management
6 9 (5.63%) MVC
6 9 (5.63%) Project Management
7 8 (5.00%) BDD
7 8 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.00%) ITIL
7 8 (5.00%) ITSM
7 8 (5.00%) Information Security
7 8 (5.00%) Pair Programming
8 7 (4.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.63%) Java
1 25 (15.63%) SQL
2 10 (6.25%) C++
3 8 (5.00%) C#
4 7 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.88%) PHP
6 3 (1.88%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.25%) Perl
8 1 (0.63%) C
8 1 (0.63%) Python
8 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.63%) Scala
8 1 (0.63%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.63%) XPath
8 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 160 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.75%) CTC Cleared
3 8 (5.00%) CISSP
4 4 (2.50%) CISMP
4 4 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.25%) Degree
6 2 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.25%) IBM Certification
6 2 (1.25%) ISEB
6 2 (1.25%) CCNP
6 2 (1.25%) CCNA
6 2 (1.25%) MCSA
6 2 (1.25%) CISM
7 1 (0.63%) MBA
7 1 (0.63%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.63%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.25%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.50%) XenApp
3 3 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.25%) vSphere
5 1 (0.63%) Samba
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.63%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) WSUS
2 4 (2.50%) SCCM
3 3 (1.88%) Puppet
4 2 (1.25%) SCOM
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.63%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.63%) Ansible
5 1 (0.63%) vMotion
5 1 (0.63%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.00%) Oracle
3 11 (6.88%) VMware
4 9 (5.63%) Cisco
4 9 (5.63%) Google
5 7 (4.38%) Citrix
5 7 (4.38%) Apple
5 7 (4.38%) EPiServer
5 7 (4.38%) Sitecore
6 5 (3.13%) McAfee
7 4 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.50%) Juniper
7 4 (2.50%) HP
8 3 (1.88%) FatWire
8 3 (1.88%) IBM
9 2 (1.25%) Greenplum
9 2 (1.25%) NetApp
9 2 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.25%) BMC
9 2 (1.25%) Cognos
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