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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 83 111 88
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -23
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 85 91 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.51% 1.67% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.68% 11.40% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 68 99
Median daily rate £453 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
- +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £18.70 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.25 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+23.14% +50.77%
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
542 798 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.02% 14.64% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 613 808
Median daily rate £450 £435 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 17
Median hourly rate £21.78 £20.88 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.16 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.00 £24.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.56%) Windows
4 22 (16.79%) Microsoft
5 21 (16.03%) Linux
6 20 (15.27%) SQL
6 20 (15.27%) Finance
7 19 (14.50%) ITIL
8 16 (12.21%) Java
8 16 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (10.69%) Oracle
9 14 (10.69%) DV Cleared
9 14 (10.69%) DevOps
10 12 (9.16%) Risk Management
11 11 (8.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (8.40%) Configuration Management
12 10 (7.63%) Change Management
12 10 (7.63%) MS Office
12 10 (7.63%) MS Excel
12 10 (7.63%) Git (software)
12 10 (7.63%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.63%) Open Source
13 9 (6.87%) Puppet
13 9 (6.87%) Firewall
13 9 (6.87%) JIRA
14 8 (6.11%) Migration
14 8 (6.11%) Information Security
14 8 (6.11%) Project Management
14 8 (6.11%) Management Information System
14 8 (6.11%) Unix

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 8 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.82%) IIS
2 5 (3.82%) SAS
3 4 (3.05%) Confluence
3 4 (3.05%) Node.js
4 3 (2.29%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.29%) nginx
4 3 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.76%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) MS Excel
1 10 (7.63%) MS Office
2 3 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.29%) SPSS
3 2 (1.53%) MS Project
3 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.34%) GitHub
2 5 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.82%) Office 365
3 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.87%) Firewall
2 3 (2.29%) IPsec
2 3 (2.29%) Network Security
3 2 (1.53%) Internet
3 2 (1.53%) LDAP
3 2 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (1.53%) WAN
4 1 (0.76%) AMQP
4 1 (0.76%) DHCP
4 1 (0.76%) DNS
4 1 (0.76%) FTP
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.76%) LAN
4 1 (0.76%) NAS
4 1 (0.76%) SMTP
4 1 (0.76%) SSH
4 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) Big Data
2 5 (3.82%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 4 (3.05%) MySQL
3 4 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.29%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.53%) GIS
6 1 (0.76%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.76%) HBase
6 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.76%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.76%) Redis
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.87%) JIRA
3 8 (6.11%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.58%) JMeter
4 6 (4.58%) NeoLoad
4 6 (4.58%) Selenium
4 6 (4.58%) Zephyr
5 4 (3.05%) GitLab
6 3 (2.29%) Artifactory
6 3 (2.29%) Maven
7 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.76%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.76%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.76%) Mocha
8 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (15.27%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Law
3 2 (1.53%) French Language
3 2 (1.53%) German Language
3 2 (1.53%) Italian Language
3 2 (1.53%) Polish Language
3 2 (1.53%) Spanish Language
3 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Billing
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (21.37%) Architect
2 12 (9.16%) Developer
3 9 (6.87%) Analyst
4 8 (6.11%) Security Architect
5 7 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (4.58%) Consultant
6 6 (4.58%) Coordinator
6 6 (4.58%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.58%) Service Manager
6 6 (4.58%) Test Coordinator
7 4 (3.05%) Administrator
7 4 (3.05%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.05%) Head of Security
7 4 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.05%) IT Manager
7 4 (3.05%) Java Developer
7 4 (3.05%) Test Environment Coordinator
7 4 (3.05%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.58%) Web Services
2 5 (3.82%) REST
3 4 (3.05%) MCollective
3 4 (3.05%) SOAP
3 4 (3.05%) Spring
4 3 (2.29%) Akka
4 3 (2.29%) CSS
4 3 (2.29%) HTML
4 3 (2.29%) Middleware
4 3 (2.29%) Play Framework
4 3 (2.29%) Sensu
5 2 (1.53%) .NET
5 2 (1.53%) HTML5
5 2 (1.53%) J2EE
5 2 (1.53%) jBPM
5 2 (1.53%) jQuery
5 2 (1.53%) JSON
5 2 (1.53%) RESTful
5 2 (1.53%) Sass
5 2 (1.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.05%) CESG
2 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.05%) User Experience
3 3 (2.29%) Biometrics
4 2 (1.53%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.53%) PKI
5 1 (0.76%) Animation
5 1 (0.76%) CMDB
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.76%) Economics
5 1 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.76%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.76%) Photography
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.76%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.56%) Windows
2 21 (16.03%) Linux
3 8 (6.11%) Unix
4 7 (5.34%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.29%) CoreOS
7 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.50%) ITIL
3 16 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (10.69%) DevOps
5 12 (9.16%) Risk Management
6 11 (8.40%) Configuration Management
7 10 (7.63%) Change Management
7 10 (7.63%) Open Source
7 10 (7.63%) Test Automation
8 8 (6.11%) Analytics
8 8 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.11%) Information Security
8 8 (6.11%) Migration
8 8 (6.11%) Project Management
9 7 (5.34%) Business Continuity
9 7 (5.34%) Defect Management
9 7 (5.34%) Information Assurance
9 7 (5.34%) Scrum
9 7 (5.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (4.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.27%) SQL
2 16 (12.21%) Java
3 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.82%) Ruby
4 4 (3.05%) Python
4 4 (3.05%) Scala
5 3 (2.29%) C
5 3 (2.29%) Go
5 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.53%) C#
6 2 (1.53%) Erlang
7 1 (0.76%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) Groovy
7 1 (0.76%) Perl
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.76%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 131 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.69%) DV Cleared
3 8 (6.11%) CISSP
4 7 (5.34%) CISM
5 5 (3.82%) IISP
6 4 (3.05%) CLAS
6 4 (3.05%) Degree
7 3 (2.29%) ISEB
7 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.53%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.53%) CISMP
8 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.76%) CEH
9 1 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.76%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.82%) Government Security Classifications
2 5 (3.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (3.82%) QA
2 5 (3.82%) SLA
3 4 (3.05%) GPG13
4 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Docker
2 5 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.29%) Ceph
3 3 (2.29%) etcd
3 3 (2.29%) flannel
3 3 (2.29%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.76%) HDFS
4 1 (0.76%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) Puppet
2 5 (3.82%) Ansible
2 5 (3.82%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.05%) Graphite
4 3 (2.29%) HAProxy
4 3 (2.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.29%) logstash
4 3 (2.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.29%) SCOM
5 1 (0.76%) Ambari
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.76%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 22 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.69%) Oracle
3 7 (5.34%) Remedy
4 6 (4.58%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.05%) BMC
5 4 (3.05%) Cisco
5 4 (3.05%) Juniper
6 3 (2.29%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.29%) F5
6 3 (2.29%) IBM
6 3 (2.29%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.53%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (1.53%) Citrix
7 2 (1.53%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.53%) VMware
8 1 (0.76%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.76%) Compaq
8 1 (0.76%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.76%) HP
8 1 (0.76%) TOWER Software
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