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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 84 97 114
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +17
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 519 521 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.29% 2.23% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.55% 13.79% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 340 249
Average daily rate
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£413 £430 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% +6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 11
Average hourly rate £19.35 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £16.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+59.49% -8.13%
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
3566 3778 3232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.77% 16.17% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2577 1930
Average daily rate £415 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 126 123
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £54.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in London

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -22 91 £425 - 15
Croydon +4 16 £380 -15.55% 1
Feltham - 14 £390 -
New Malden - 8 - -
Hounslow - 5 £413 -
Northwood - 3 - -
Greenford +5 1 - -
Westminster -2 1 - - 1
Hendon - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1055 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 226 (21.42%) Windows
3 223 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (18.10%) Java
5 167 (15.83%) Microsoft
6 159 (15.07%) Linux
7 152 (14.41%) SQL
8 134 (12.70%) Oracle
9 132 (12.51%) SQL Server
10 111 (10.52%) ITIL
11 107 (10.14%) VMware
12 100 (9.48%) Finance
12 100 (9.48%) HTML
13 96 (9.10%) JavaScript
14 90 (8.53%) MS Excel
14 90 (8.53%) DV Cleared
15 84 (7.96%) Active Directory
16 82 (7.77%) Project Management
16 82 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
17 76 (7.20%) Cisco
17 76 (7.20%) UNIX
18 73 (6.92%) Scrum
19 72 (6.82%) Firewall
20 71 (6.73%) Unit Testing
21 70 (6.64%) JSP
21 70 (6.64%) Change Management
22 68 (6.45%) Migration
23 67 (6.35%) ETL
23 67 (6.35%) Puppet
24 65 (6.16%) XML

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 39 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 33 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.03%) JBoss
4 24 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 23 (2.18%) Confluence
6 19 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.61%) Apache
8 16 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.42%) CMS
9 15 (1.42%) Drupal
9 15 (1.42%) nginx
10 12 (1.14%) IIS
10 12 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (1.04%) SAS
11 11 (1.04%) Jetty
12 10 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.85%) Node.js
14 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 90 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.12%) MS Office
3 33 (3.13%) MS Project
4 8 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.095%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.095%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.095%) Revit
6 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (3.32%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (2.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (2.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (0.57%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.28%) TRIRIGA
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle TCA
10 2 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.03%) PaaS
2 15 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.33%) GitHub
4 11 (1.04%) Google Apps
5 10 (0.95%) Office 365
6 9 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.66%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.38%) Google Drive
9 4 (0.38%) IaaS
9 4 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.28%) SaaS
11 1 (0.095%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.82%) Firewall
2 41 (3.89%) SAN
3 34 (3.22%) DNS
4 33 (3.13%) LAN
5 30 (2.84%) DHCP
5 30 (2.84%) WAN
6 28 (2.65%) TCP/IP
7 27 (2.56%) VPN
8 26 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (2.18%) HTTP
10 18 (1.71%) Network Security
11 14 (1.33%) Internet
12 12 (1.14%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.85%) Intranet
14 9 (0.85%) LDAP
15 8 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (0.66%) IPsec
16 7 (0.66%) MPLS
16 7 (0.66%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (12.51%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.27%) MySQL
3 39 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 25 (2.37%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.99%) WhereScape RED
7 20 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 20 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (1.61%) Star Schema
8 17 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.42%) Big Data
10 12 (1.14%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.04%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.85%) Base SAS
13 9 (0.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 8 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (5.02%) Jenkins
2 40 (3.79%) JIRA
3 37 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 36 (3.41%) Maven
5 26 (2.46%) JUnit
6 15 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 14 (1.33%) Ant
7 14 (1.33%) Subversion
8 13 (1.23%) ClearCase
9 12 (1.14%) Selenium
9 12 (1.14%) Toad
9 12 (1.14%) Artifactory
10 10 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.76%) Gradle
11 8 (0.76%) ClearQuest
11 8 (0.76%) JMeter
12 7 (0.66%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.57%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.57%) Spock
13 6 (0.57%) Geb
General
1 100 (9.48%) Finance
2 30 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.75%) Legal
4 23 (2.18%) Law
5 9 (0.85%) Military
6 8 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.66%) Banking
8 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.28%) Advertising
9 3 (0.28%) Publishing
9 3 (0.28%) Marketing
10 2 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.095%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.095%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.095%) Front Office
11 1 (0.095%) Back Office
11 1 (0.095%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 213 (20.19%) Developer
2 91 (8.63%) Consultant
3 89 (8.44%) Architect
4 78 (7.39%) Java Developer
5 74 (7.01%) Analyst
6 72 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 39 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 34 (3.22%) ETL Developer
9 31 (2.94%) Technical Architect
10 29 (2.75%) Network Engineer
11 28 (2.65%) Business Analyst
12 26 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (2.18%) DBA
14 22 (2.09%) Build Engineer
14 22 (2.09%) Senior Developer
15 21 (1.99%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (1.99%) Administrator
16 20 (1.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 19 (1.80%) Web Developer
18 18 (1.71%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (9.48%) HTML
2 70 (6.64%) JSP
3 65 (6.16%) XML
4 56 (5.31%) .NET
5 49 (4.64%) J2EE
6 48 (4.55%) Web Services
7 43 (4.08%) HTML5
8 41 (3.89%) CSS
9 38 (3.60%) Spring
9 38 (3.60%) Ajax
10 36 (3.41%) ASP.NET
11 35 (3.32%) Hibernate
12 30 (2.84%) Middleware
13 23 (2.18%) Struts
14 21 (1.99%) Servlets
14 21 (1.99%) Apache Camel
15 19 (1.80%) RESTful
16 16 (1.52%) REST
17 15 (1.42%) jQuery
17 15 (1.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.40%) Data Centre
3 48 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.09%) Visualisation
4 22 (2.09%) CESG
5 16 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (1.42%) CESG CLAS
7 12 (1.14%) CMDB
7 12 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.14%) RMADS
8 11 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 10 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 10 (0.95%) Biometrics
9 10 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 9 (0.85%) PKI
11 7 (0.66%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.66%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.66%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.57%) iPad
12 6 (0.57%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 226 (21.42%) Windows
2 159 (15.07%) Linux
3 76 (7.20%) UNIX
4 47 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (4.27%) Windows 7
6 41 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (3.32%) Ubuntu
8 32 (3.03%) CentOS
9 21 (1.99%) Windows 8
10 18 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.42%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.76%) Android
12 8 (0.76%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.57%) Mac OS X Server
14 5 (0.47%) Solaris
15 3 (0.28%) HPUX
15 3 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (10.52%) ITIL
3 82 (7.77%) Project Management
3 82 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
4 73 (6.92%) Scrum
5 71 (6.73%) Unit Testing
6 70 (6.64%) Change Management
7 68 (6.45%) Migration
8 67 (6.35%) ETL
9 65 (6.16%) PRINCE2
10 59 (5.59%) Service Management
11 58 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (5.02%) Configuration Management
13 52 (4.93%) DevOps
14 47 (4.45%) Information Security
15 46 (4.36%) Requirements Analysis
16 44 (4.17%) CRM
17 41 (3.89%) ITSM
17 41 (3.89%) Service Delivery
17 41 (3.89%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 191 (18.10%) Java
2 152 (14.41%) SQL
3 96 (9.10%) JavaScript
4 54 (5.12%) Python
5 30 (2.84%) Bash Shell
6 28 (2.65%) C#
7 24 (2.27%) Ruby
8 21 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.90%) PowerShell
9 20 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.42%) C++
10 15 (1.42%) C
10 15 (1.42%) Perl
11 11 (1.04%) PHP
12 9 (0.85%) SAS Macro
13 7 (0.66%) Groovy
14 6 (0.57%) VBA
15 4 (0.38%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.28%) NATURAL
16 3 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 1055 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 90 (8.53%) DV Cleared
3 38 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (3.41%) Degree
5 34 (3.22%) CISSP
6 33 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
7 31 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (2.09%) ISEB
9 21 (1.99%) ISTQB
10 18 (1.71%) MCITP
10 18 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (1.61%) CCNP
12 16 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 16 (1.52%) CCNA
13 15 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.33%) MCSE
15 13 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 10 (0.95%) MCSA
17 8 (0.76%) MCP
18 7 (0.66%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (2.18%) SLA
3 17 (1.61%) QA
4 8 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.57%) COBIT
6 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.095%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.095%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.095%) GPG13
6 1 (0.095%) P3O
System Software
1 84 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 58 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (1.23%) XenApp
4 10 (0.95%) vSphere
5 9 (0.85%) vCloud
6 7 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.57%) Samba
8 5 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.38%) Docker
9 4 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.38%) Varnish
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.38%) Squid
10 3 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.28%) IAG
11 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.19%) SRDF
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 67 (6.35%) Puppet
2 29 (2.75%) SCCM
3 26 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (2.27%) Ansible
5 14 (1.33%) SCOM
6 13 (1.23%) WSUS
6 13 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.85%) Salt
8 7 (0.66%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.66%) Rundeck
9 6 (0.57%) logstash
9 6 (0.57%) Kibana
10 5 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.47%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.38%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.38%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.38%) yum
11 4 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 167 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 134 (12.70%) Oracle
3 107 (10.14%) VMware
4 76 (7.20%) Cisco
5 55 (5.21%) Greenplum
6 48 (4.55%) Tableau
7 45 (4.27%) HP
8 42 (3.98%) Citrix
8 42 (3.98%) Red Hat
9 28 (2.65%) Remedy
10 27 (2.56%) Juniper
10 27 (2.56%) Google
11 25 (2.37%) CheckPoint
12 23 (2.18%) IBM
13 19 (1.80%) BMC
14 14 (1.33%) F5
14 14 (1.33%) Apple
15 13 (1.23%) NetApp
16 12 (1.14%) Dell
17 11 (1.04%) McAfee
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