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 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 Clearance
Rank 58 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 177 326 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.26% 5.18% 4.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.69% 28.23% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 222 188
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £538 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.85 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% +32.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £16.11 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £50.05 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £23.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -19.82%
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
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%

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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Security 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 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.

1 158 (45.93%) SC Cleared
2 78 (22.67%) DV Cleared
3 72 (20.93%) Windows
4 52 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (14.53%) Microsoft
6 45 (13.08%) Finance
7 36 (10.47%) Linux
8 35 (10.17%) ITIL
8 35 (10.17%) SQL Server
9 34 (9.88%) Java
9 34 (9.88%) SQL
9 34 (9.88%) MS Excel
10 33 (9.59%) Project Management
11 31 (9.01%) Oracle
12 28 (8.14%) PRINCE2
13 26 (7.56%) VMware
14 24 (6.98%) MS Office
14 24 (6.98%) Migration
14 24 (6.98%) CTC Cleared
14 24 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (6.69%) Scrum
16 22 (6.40%) .NET
17 21 (6.10%) Windows 7
18 20 (5.81%) HTML
18 20 (5.81%) Active Directory
18 20 (5.81%) TDD
19 19 (5.52%) C#
19 19 (5.52%) Configuration Management
20 17 (4.94%) Continuous Integration

Security 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 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 16 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.20%) CMS
3 9 (2.62%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.74%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.74%) Kentico
7 5 (1.45%) Apache
7 5 (1.45%) SAS
7 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.87%) Lync
9 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.58%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 34 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.98%) MS Office
3 13 (3.78%) MS Project
4 7 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.58%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (2.33%) Google Apps
2 3 (0.87%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.87%) Office 365
3 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.58%) IaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.78%) Firewall
2 12 (3.49%) DNS
3 11 (3.20%) DHCP
4 10 (2.91%) LAN
5 9 (2.62%) SAN
6 8 (2.33%) VPN
6 8 (2.33%) WAN
7 7 (2.03%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.74%) VoIP
9 5 (1.45%) HTTP
9 5 (1.45%) Internet
10 3 (0.87%) LDAP
10 3 (0.87%) Broadband
10 3 (0.87%) Network Security
11 2 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.58%) Intranet
11 2 (0.58%) SSL
11 2 (0.58%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.29%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.78%) MySQL
3 10 (2.91%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.91%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.91%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.74%) Big Data
6 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.45%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.16%) EDRMS
7 4 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.16%) MS Access
8 3 (0.87%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.58%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (1.74%) JIRA
2 5 (1.45%) Ant
2 5 (1.45%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.16%) Subversion
4 3 (0.87%) JUnit
4 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.87%) MSI
4 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.58%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.58%) Maven
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.29%) Toad
6 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.29%) Rational Robot
General
1 45 (13.08%) Finance
2 11 (3.20%) Legal
3 10 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.45%) Banking
5 3 (0.87%) Publishing
6 2 (0.58%) Billing
6 2 (0.58%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.58%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.29%) Front Office
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (13.66%) Analyst
2 39 (11.34%) Developer
3 36 (10.47%) Architect
4 22 (6.40%) Consultant
5 17 (4.94%) Business Analyst
6 16 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 12 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (3.20%) Java Developer
9 9 (2.62%) Desktop Support
9 9 (2.62%) .NET Developer
10 8 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (2.33%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.33%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.03%) Test Analyst
11 7 (2.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (2.03%) Administrator
11 7 (2.03%) Project Officer
11 7 (2.03%) Business Manager
11 7 (2.03%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (1.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.40%) .NET
2 20 (5.81%) HTML
3 16 (4.65%) XML
4 13 (3.78%) CSS
5 11 (3.20%) .NET Framework
5 11 (3.20%) RESTful
6 10 (2.91%) HTML5
6 10 (2.91%) Web Services
7 9 (2.62%) XSLT
8 8 (2.33%) Entity Framework
8 8 (2.33%) JSP
8 8 (2.33%) J2EE
9 7 (2.03%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.03%) WCF
9 7 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.74%) REST
10 6 (1.74%) CSS3
10 6 (1.74%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (1.74%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.65%) Open Source
2 16 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.33%) RMADS
3 8 (2.33%) NHS
4 7 (2.03%) Biometrics
4 7 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.45%) User Experience
5 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.16%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.16%) CESG
7 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.87%) Clustering
7 3 (0.87%) Replication
7 3 (0.87%) Kindle
7 3 (0.87%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.87%) iPad
7 3 (0.87%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 72 (20.93%) Windows
2 36 (10.47%) Linux
3 21 (6.10%) Windows 7
4 13 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.49%) UNIX
6 11 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.03%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.74%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.45%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.45%) Android
10 4 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.58%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.58%) Solaris
12 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.29%) AIX
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (10.17%) ITIL
3 33 (9.59%) Project Management
4 28 (8.14%) PRINCE2
5 24 (6.98%) Migration
6 23 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (6.69%) Scrum
7 20 (5.81%) TDD
8 19 (5.52%) Configuration Management
9 17 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (4.65%) Information Assurance
11 15 (4.36%) Change Management
12 13 (3.78%) OO
12 13 (3.78%) CRM
12 13 (3.78%) Information Security
12 13 (3.78%) Programme Management
12 13 (3.78%) Mentoring
12 13 (3.78%) Unit Testing
13 12 (3.49%) DevOps
13 12 (3.49%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.88%) Java
1 34 (9.88%) SQL
2 19 (5.52%) C#
3 14 (4.07%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.91%) C++
5 7 (2.03%) C
5 7 (2.03%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.74%) PHP
6 6 (1.74%) VBA
7 5 (1.45%) Python
7 5 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.45%) Perl
8 4 (1.16%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.87%) Scala
10 2 (0.58%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.58%) Ruby
10 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.58%) VB
10 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 158 (45.93%) SC Cleared
2 78 (22.67%) DV Cleared
3 24 (6.98%) CTC Cleared
4 11 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.03%) CISSP
5 7 (2.03%) Degree
6 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.45%) ISEB
6 5 (1.45%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.16%) CISMP
7 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.58%) MCITP
8 2 (0.58%) CIMA
8 2 (0.58%) ACCA
8 2 (0.58%) CCA
8 2 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.58%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.45%) SLA
2 4 (1.16%) QA
3 3 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.58%) GAAP
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) DICOM
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 20 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.16%) XenApp
5 3 (0.87%) vSphere
6 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.29%) Samba
7 1 (0.29%) Squid
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.29%) Corosync
7 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (4.36%) Puppet
2 8 (2.33%) SCCM
3 7 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.74%) WSUS
5 4 (1.16%) SCOM
6 2 (0.58%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.58%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.58%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.29%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.29%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.29%) vMotion
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Flashback
7 1 (0.29%) Pacemaker
7 1 (0.29%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 50 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.01%) Oracle
3 26 (7.56%) VMware
4 16 (4.65%) Cisco
5 13 (3.78%) Google
6 10 (2.91%) CheckPoint
7 9 (2.62%) HP
7 9 (2.62%) Apple
8 8 (2.33%) Citrix
9 7 (2.03%) McAfee
9 7 (2.03%) Sitecore
10 6 (1.74%) EPiServer
11 5 (1.45%) Juniper
11 5 (1.45%) NetApp
12 4 (1.16%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.87%) IBM
13 3 (0.87%) Tableau
13 3 (0.87%) F5
14 2 (0.58%) Splunk
14 2 (0.58%) AppSense
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