The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 57 59 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -32
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 106 169 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.37% 3.29% 5.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.55% 21.20% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 114 199
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £233 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.94% +22.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+51.78% +55.55%
Security 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
470 797 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.94% 15.50% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 597 686
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.44 £22.00 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security 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 Security Cleared across the City of London region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the City of London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Security 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 Security Cleared across the City of London region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 94 (44.55%) SC Cleared
2 66 (31.28%) DV Cleared
3 38 (18.01%) Finance
4 36 (17.06%) Windows
5 29 (13.74%) Oracle
5 29 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (12.80%) Microsoft
6 27 (12.80%) Project Management
7 26 (12.32%) PRINCE2
8 24 (11.37%) Linux
8 24 (11.37%) ITIL
9 22 (10.43%) SQL
10 20 (9.48%) Service Delivery
11 19 (9.00%) Java
11 19 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (8.53%) Service Management
12 18 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.06%) CTC Cleared
14 15 (7.11%) Scrum
15 13 (6.16%) Migration
15 13 (6.16%) MS Office
15 13 (6.16%) MS Excel
16 12 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (5.69%) Mentoring
17 11 (5.21%) DevOps
17 11 (5.21%) Firewall
17 11 (5.21%) VMware
17 11 (5.21%) ITSM
18 10 (4.74%) Business Analysis
18 10 (4.74%) Unix

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.37%) SAS
1 5 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.42%) IIS
3 3 (1.42%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.47%) Confluence
5 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) Jetty
5 1 (0.47%) Node.js
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.16%) MS Excel
1 13 (6.16%) MS Office
2 6 (2.84%) MS Project
3 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.42%) SPSS
4 2 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (0.95%) Primavera
1 2 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.47%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.79%) Office 365
2 2 (0.95%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) GitHub
3 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.21%) Firewall
2 6 (2.84%) LAN
2 6 (2.84%) WAN
3 5 (2.37%) HTTP
3 5 (2.37%) Intranet
4 3 (1.42%) DHCP
4 3 (1.42%) DNS
4 3 (1.42%) Internet
5 2 (0.95%) LDAP
5 2 (0.95%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.95%) OSPF
5 2 (0.95%) RIP
5 2 (0.95%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (0.95%) VoIP
5 2 (0.95%) VPN
5 2 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.47%) 4G
6 1 (0.47%) Network Security
6 1 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.47%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (1.42%) Big Data
3 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.42%) MySQL
3 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.95%) GIS
4 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.47%) Infinispan
5 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.47%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.90%) JIRA
3 4 (1.90%) Maven
4 2 (0.95%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.47%) Gradle
5 1 (0.47%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.47%) Selenium
5 1 (0.47%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.47%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (18.01%) Finance
2 4 (1.90%) Banking
2 4 (1.90%) Legal
3 2 (0.95%) Military
4 1 (0.47%) Back Office
4 1 (0.47%) Billing
4 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (10.43%) Analyst
2 20 (9.48%) Architect
3 17 (8.06%) Project Manager
4 13 (6.16%) Developer
5 11 (5.21%) Service Manager
6 10 (4.74%) Consultant
7 8 (3.79%) Business Analyst
7 8 (3.79%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 8 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (3.79%) Technical Leader
8 7 (3.32%) Business Manager
9 6 (2.84%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.37%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.37%) Project Officer
10 5 (2.37%) Project Support Officer
10 5 (2.37%) Support Engineer
11 4 (1.90%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (1.90%) Migration Consultant
11 4 (1.90%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (1.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.27%) .NET
2 7 (3.32%) HTML
3 6 (2.84%) HTML5
4 4 (1.90%) Middleware
5 3 (1.42%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.42%) CSS
5 3 (1.42%) MCollective
5 3 (1.42%) XML
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.47%) BAPI
7 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.47%) J2EE
7 1 (0.47%) JMS
7 1 (0.47%) JSF
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
7 1 (0.47%) Spring
7 1 (0.47%) Web Services
7 1 (0.47%) XBRL
7 1 (0.47%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.32%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.84%) NHS
5 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.90%) User Experience
6 3 (1.42%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.42%) PMI
7 2 (0.95%) Biometrics
7 2 (0.95%) Blog
7 2 (0.95%) CMDB
7 2 (0.95%) Handset
7 2 (0.95%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.95%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.47%) CESG
8 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.47%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.47%) iPad
8 1 (0.47%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.06%) Windows
2 24 (11.37%) Linux
3 10 (4.74%) Unix
4 6 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.84%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.37%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.90%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.42%) Android
7 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.95%) CentOS
8 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (12.80%) Project Management
3 26 (12.32%) PRINCE2
4 24 (11.37%) ITIL
5 20 (9.48%) Service Delivery
6 18 (8.53%) Service Management
6 18 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (7.11%) Scrum
8 13 (6.16%) Migration
9 12 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (5.69%) Mentoring
10 11 (5.21%) DevOps
10 11 (5.21%) ITSM
11 10 (4.74%) Business Analysis
12 9 (4.27%) Change Management
12 9 (4.27%) Validation
13 8 (3.79%) Data Analysis
14 7 (3.32%) Configuration Management
14 7 (3.32%) Data Management
14 7 (3.32%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.43%) SQL
2 19 (9.00%) Java
3 8 (3.79%) C#
4 7 (3.32%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.32%) Python
5 5 (2.37%) C
5 5 (2.37%) Ruby
6 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.95%) C++
8 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.47%) Go
9 1 (0.47%) Perl
9 1 (0.47%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 94 (44.55%) SC Cleared
2 66 (31.28%) DV Cleared
3 17 (8.06%) CTC Cleared
4 10 (4.74%) Degree
4 10 (4.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (3.32%) ISEB
6 6 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.37%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.90%) CISSP
8 4 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.95%) CISM
11 1 (0.47%) CEH
11 1 (0.47%) GIAC
11 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.47%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.79%) SLA
2 6 (2.84%) QA
3 5 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.47%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.47%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (3.79%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.42%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.42%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.42%) XenApp
4 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.32%) Puppet
1 7 (3.32%) SCCM
2 3 (1.42%) SCOM
2 3 (1.42%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.47%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.47%) EnCase
4 1 (0.47%) FTK
4 1 (0.47%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.47%) Nagios
4 1 (0.47%) Opsview
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.47%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 29 (13.74%) Oracle
2 27 (12.80%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.21%) VMware
4 8 (3.79%) Citrix
5 7 (3.32%) Cisco
6 6 (2.84%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.84%) HP
7 4 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.42%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.42%) Bomgar
8 3 (1.42%) IBM
8 3 (1.42%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.95%) Aruba
9 2 (0.95%) BMC
9 2 (0.95%) Compaq
9 2 (0.95%) Juniper
9 2 (0.95%) Remedy
9 2 (0.95%) SAP
10 1 (0.47%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.47%) Symantec
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