The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 50 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1002 577 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.34% 2.48% 2.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.49% 15.94% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 324 344
Median daily rate £475 £438 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £362
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 19
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.47% +11.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £35.50 £21.12
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +68.12%
SC Cleared
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4092 3619 3811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.73% 15.55% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2694 2380 2450
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 89
Median hourly rate £19.23 £21.25 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.83 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 London

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the London region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in London

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the London region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in London

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the London region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in London

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the London region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +57 107 £488 +14.70% 8
Croydon +1 83 £450 -5.26% 9
Westminster +2 36 £525 +16.66%
Feltham +4 9 £425 +0.59%
Docklands, London - 3 £563 -
Greenford - 2 £259 -
Greenwich - 2 - -
Hayes -1 1 £193 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £525 -
Bromley - 1 £475 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1811 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 573 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
3 356 (19.66%) DevOps
4 337 (18.61%) Linux
5 246 (13.58%) Puppet
6 243 (13.42%) Docker
7 218 (12.04%) Java
8 208 (11.49%) Microsoft
8 208 (11.49%) Jenkins
9 203 (11.21%) ITIL
10 199 (10.99%) VMware
11 197 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
12 195 (10.77%) Git (software)
13 191 (10.55%) Windows
14 189 (10.44%) PostgreSQL
14 189 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
15 183 (10.10%) JIRA
16 177 (9.77%) Scrum
16 177 (9.77%) Project Management
16 177 (9.77%) Ansible
17 176 (9.72%) Configuration Management
18 171 (9.44%) Finance
19 164 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 163 (9.00%) DV Cleared
20 163 (9.00%) Kubernetes
21 159 (8.78%) Oracle
22 154 (8.50%) Migration
23 153 (8.45%) Open Source
24 152 (8.39%) Ruby
25 143 (7.90%) Confluence

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 143 (7.90%) Confluence
2 106 (5.85%) Apache
3 105 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
4 91 (5.02%) SharePoint
5 56 (3.09%) nginx
6 41 (2.26%) MS Exchange
7 34 (1.88%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.38%) OpenStack
9 22 (1.21%) IIS
9 22 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (1.10%) Skype for Business
12 17 (0.94%) JBoss
13 11 (0.61%) Drupal
14 10 (0.55%) Mule ESB
15 9 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.50%) CMS
15 9 (0.50%) SAS
16 7 (0.39%) Jetty
17 6 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 83 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.09%) MS Office
3 67 (3.70%) HipChat
4 39 (2.15%) MS Project
5 22 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (0.94%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.22%) UserZoom
9 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.055%) Revit
11 1 (0.055%) SPSS
11 1 (0.055%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.22%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.11%) Primavera
7 2 (0.11%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.055%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.055%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 189 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (4.64%) GitHub
3 79 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (2.65%) Office 365
5 33 (1.82%) IaaS
6 30 (1.66%) SaaS
7 19 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.88%) Google Apps
10 14 (0.77%) PaaS
11 13 (0.72%) Trello
12 12 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.22%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
17 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
17 2 (0.11%) Route 53
17 2 (0.11%) Yammer
18 1 (0.055%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 137 (7.56%) Firewall
2 94 (5.19%) DNS
3 85 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 71 (3.92%) OpenLDAP
5 70 (3.87%) SSH
6 66 (3.64%) OpenVPN
7 43 (2.37%) HTTP
7 43 (2.37%) SSL
8 39 (2.15%) Network Security
9 37 (2.04%) WAN
10 36 (1.99%) VPN
11 34 (1.88%) LAN
12 33 (1.82%) LDAP
13 31 (1.71%) IPsec
14 29 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (1.44%) Internet
16 22 (1.21%) Wireless
17 21 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (1.16%) OSPF
18 20 (1.10%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (10.44%) PostgreSQL
2 140 (7.73%) Hadoop
3 70 (3.87%) MongoDB
4 65 (3.59%) NoSQL
5 61 (3.37%) Big Data
6 48 (2.65%) MySQL
7 44 (2.43%) SQL Server
8 35 (1.93%) Redis
9 34 (1.88%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (1.21%) HBase
11 22 (1.21%) Relational Database
12 18 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.39%) NonStop SQL
16 6 (0.33%) Pentaho
17 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
18 4 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
18 4 (0.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 208 (11.49%) Jenkins
2 195 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 183 (10.10%) JIRA
4 82 (4.53%) Maven
5 81 (4.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 77 (4.25%) JUnit
7 75 (4.14%) Bitbucket
8 71 (3.92%) SonarQube
9 69 (3.81%) JIRA Agile
10 66 (3.64%) Ant
11 64 (3.53%) Liquibase
12 47 (2.60%) Artifactory
13 39 (2.15%) GitLab
14 35 (1.93%) Selenium
15 20 (1.10%) Cucumber
16 19 (1.05%) IntelliJ
17 17 (0.94%) Vagrant
18 16 (0.88%) JMeter
18 16 (0.88%) Subversion
19 14 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 171 (9.44%) Finance
2 41 (2.26%) Law
3 36 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.05%) Publishing
5 15 (0.83%) Legal
6 7 (0.39%) Banking
6 7 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.22%) Advertising
7 4 (0.22%) Back Office
7 4 (0.22%) Retail
8 3 (0.17%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.17%) Marketing
9 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.11%) Automotive
9 2 (0.11%) Electronics
9 2 (0.11%) French Language
9 2 (0.11%) German Language
9 2 (0.11%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.11%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 328 (18.11%) Architect
2 229 (12.64%) Developer
3 171 (9.44%) DevOps Engineer
4 165 (9.11%) Consultant
5 161 (8.89%) Analyst
6 82 (4.53%) Project Manager
7 76 (4.20%) Java Developer
8 66 (3.64%) Business Analyst
9 56 (3.09%) Security Architect
10 47 (2.60%) Technical Architect
11 43 (2.37%) DevOps Consultant
12 42 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
13 38 (2.10%) Change Manager
13 38 (2.10%) Data Architect
14 36 (1.99%) Infrastructure Architect
14 36 (1.99%) Lead DevOps
14 36 (1.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 36 (1.99%) Service Manager
15 35 (1.93%) SC Cleared Java Developer
16 34 (1.88%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (5.52%) HTML
2 96 (5.30%) Web Services
3 92 (5.08%) CSS
4 84 (4.64%) ELK Stack
5 75 (4.14%) Node.js
6 70 (3.87%) MCollective
7 69 (3.81%) REST
7 69 (3.81%) Software Packaging
8 67 (3.70%) AngularJS
9 66 (3.64%) HTML5
10 58 (3.20%) .NET
11 57 (3.15%) Spring
12 45 (2.48%) CSS3
13 44 (2.43%) RESTful
14 33 (1.82%) XML
15 32 (1.77%) Sensu
16 27 (1.49%) SOAP
17 25 (1.38%) jQuery
17 25 (1.38%) LAMP
18 24 (1.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 90 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.14%) Management Information System
3 62 (3.42%) User Experience
4 56 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 47 (2.60%) CESG
6 30 (1.66%) PKI
7 27 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
10 15 (0.83%) Public Cloud
11 12 (0.66%) Data Integration
11 12 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 12 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
11 12 (0.66%) Freedom of Information Act
11 12 (0.66%) YubiKey
12 11 (0.61%) Reference Data
12 11 (0.61%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.55%) Biometrics
13 10 (0.55%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 337 (18.61%) Linux
2 191 (10.55%) Windows
3 117 (6.46%) CentOS
4 65 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 64 (3.53%) CoreOS
6 47 (2.60%) Unix
7 41 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (1.88%) Ubuntu
9 30 (1.66%) Windows 10
10 29 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (0.94%) Android
12 17 (0.94%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.77%) RancherOS
13 14 (0.77%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
15 11 (0.61%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.50%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.44%) AIX
18 7 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (19.66%) DevOps
3 203 (11.21%) ITIL
4 197 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
5 177 (9.77%) Project Management
5 177 (9.77%) Scrum
6 176 (9.72%) Configuration Management
7 164 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 154 (8.50%) Migration
9 153 (8.45%) Open Source
10 131 (7.23%) Service Management
11 130 (7.18%) PRINCE2
12 100 (5.52%) Continuous Delivery
13 87 (4.80%) Identity Management
14 86 (4.75%) Change Management
15 84 (4.64%) Coaching
16 80 (4.42%) Information Security
17 77 (4.25%) Risk Management
18 74 (4.09%) TDD
19 70 (3.87%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 218 (12.04%) Java
2 152 (8.39%) Ruby
3 134 (7.40%) SQL
4 98 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 74 (4.09%) Python
6 69 (3.81%) Shell Script
7 57 (3.15%) Go
8 50 (2.76%) Scala
9 42 (2.32%) C#
9 42 (2.32%) PHP
10 38 (2.10%) Bash Shell
11 37 (2.04%) C
12 31 (1.71%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.33%) Perl
14 15 (0.83%) Groovy
14 15 (0.83%) TypeScript
15 10 (0.55%) ES6
15 10 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.39%) ECMAScript
16 7 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1811 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 163 (9.00%) DV Cleared
3 98 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 63 (3.48%) CISSP
4 63 (3.48%) CTC Cleared
5 47 (2.60%) Degree
5 47 (2.60%) ISEB
6 44 (2.43%) CISM
7 42 (2.32%) BC Cleared
8 40 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (1.71%) CCNP
10 26 (1.44%) CLAS
11 21 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
11 21 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (0.99%) CISMP
14 16 (0.88%) CCNA
14 16 (0.88%) JNCIA
15 15 (0.83%) CCIE
16 14 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (3.09%) QA
3 39 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 30 (1.66%) Government Security Classifications
5 28 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 26 (1.44%) SLA
7 15 (0.83%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.77%) COBIT
9 13 (0.72%) RMADS
10 9 (0.50%) GPG13
10 9 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.33%) GCP
13 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.22%) WCAG
14 3 (0.17%) ISO20022
15 2 (0.11%) GxP
16 1 (0.055%) BS7799
16 1 (0.055%) HL7
16 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 243 (13.42%) Docker
2 110 (6.07%) Active Directory
3 93 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (4.42%) vCloud
5 68 (3.75%) Squid
6 65 (3.59%) Postfix
7 59 (3.26%) etcd
8 57 (3.15%) flannel
9 37 (2.04%) Hyper-V
10 32 (1.77%) Ceph
10 32 (1.77%) GlusterFS
11 30 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (1.10%) vSphere
13 16 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.55%) Corosync
15 8 (0.44%) Xen
16 7 (0.39%) HDFS
16 7 (0.39%) Oracle Clusterware
17 6 (0.33%) KVM
17 6 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 246 (13.58%) Puppet
2 177 (9.77%) Ansible
3 163 (9.00%) Kubernetes
4 121 (6.68%) logstash
5 91 (5.02%) Kibana
6 87 (4.80%) ZABBIX
7 80 (4.42%) Rancher
7 80 (4.42%) Terraform
8 64 (3.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 52 (2.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 47 (2.60%) HAProxy
11 37 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
12 34 (1.88%) rkt
13 30 (1.66%) SCCM
14 29 (1.60%) Graphite
15 23 (1.27%) SCOM
16 18 (0.99%) Consul
17 16 (0.88%) Mesos
17 16 (0.88%) Salt
18 14 (0.77%) Marathon
Vendors
1 208 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 199 (10.99%) VMware
3 159 (8.78%) Oracle
4 101 (5.58%) Atlassian
5 82 (4.53%) Cisco
6 71 (3.92%) Sonatype
7 45 (2.48%) Juniper
8 39 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 35 (1.93%) CheckPoint
10 28 (1.55%) Remedy
11 27 (1.49%) Hortonworks
12 26 (1.44%) F5
13 24 (1.33%) Google
14 20 (1.10%) IBM
14 20 (1.10%) Palo Alto
14 20 (1.10%) Splunk
15 18 (0.99%) Apple
16 17 (0.94%) Citrix
16 17 (0.94%) HP
17 16 (0.88%) Aerohive Networks
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