The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 79 90 132
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +42
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 587 456 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.51% 2.11% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.28% 13.83% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 243 218
Average daily rate £425 £409 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £562 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.20 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.34 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-28.35% +25.62%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3841 3296 3905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.44% 15.23% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2582 1991 2296
Average daily rate £410 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 106 114
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.38 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.79 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
SC Cleared
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -22 146 £425 -1.16% 3
Westminster - 6 - -
Greenford -12 2 £275 - 3
Enfield - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 1158 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 183 (15.80%) Oracle
3 142 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (11.40%) Java
5 130 (11.23%) SQL
6 129 (11.14%) ITIL
7 125 (10.79%) Finance
8 122 (10.54%) Microsoft
9 118 (10.19%) Windows
10 114 (9.84%) DV Cleared
11 113 (9.76%) PRINCE2
12 109 (9.41%) MS Excel
13 105 (9.07%) Project Management
14 87 (7.51%) Migration
15 83 (7.17%) Oracle Database
16 82 (7.08%) Linux
17 81 (6.99%) Open Source
18 75 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
19 73 (6.30%) UNIX
20 72 (6.22%) Scrum
21 70 (6.04%) Service Delivery
22 66 (5.70%) SharePoint
23 62 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
24 59 (5.09%) Cisco
25 57 (4.92%) PL/SQL
26 55 (4.75%) SQL Server
26 55 (4.75%) Service Management
27 54 (4.66%) Citrix
28 53 (4.58%) Change Management
29 52 (4.49%) C

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 66 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.63%) Apache
3 41 (3.54%) MS Exchange
4 35 (3.02%) WebLogic
5 32 (2.76%) Confluence
6 26 (2.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 20 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (1.55%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (1.04%) Lync
10 12 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.78%) IIS
12 8 (0.69%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 109 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 49 (4.23%) MS Office
3 37 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (3.11%) MS Project
5 30 (2.59%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.60%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 50 (4.32%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (2.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
7 10 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.52%) Summit
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.086%) Oracle Payroll
12 1 (0.086%) Temenos T24
12 1 (0.086%) Hyperion Planning
12 1 (0.086%) HFM
12 1 (0.086%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.69%) SaaS
3 6 (0.52%) IaaS
4 5 (0.43%) PaaS
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.17%) Office 365
7 1 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.59%) LAN
1 30 (2.59%) Firewall
2 20 (1.73%) DNS
3 19 (1.64%) SAN
3 19 (1.64%) DHCP
4 18 (1.55%) WAN
4 18 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (0.86%) Network Security
6 10 (0.86%) Internet
7 9 (0.78%) OSPF
7 9 (0.78%) VPN
8 7 (0.60%) DWDM
8 7 (0.60%) SDH
8 7 (0.60%) Wireless
9 6 (0.52%) NAS
9 6 (0.52%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.52%) HTTP
9 6 (0.52%) MPLS
9 6 (0.52%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (7.17%) Oracle Database
2 55 (4.75%) SQL Server
3 42 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 30 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
5 29 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 26 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
8 14 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.86%) OLAP
11 10 (0.86%) Oracle OLAP
11 10 (0.86%) Essbase
11 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
13 8 (0.69%) EDRMS
14 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (3.37%) Maven
2 35 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.94%) JIRA
4 33 (2.85%) Git (software)
5 27 (2.33%) Selenium
6 24 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
7 23 (1.99%) Toad
8 22 (1.90%) JDeveloper
9 14 (1.21%) JMeter
9 14 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (1.12%) JUnit
11 12 (1.04%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.95%) Visual Studio
13 9 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.69%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
16 6 (0.52%) jMock
16 6 (0.52%) LoadRunner
16 6 (0.52%) Jasmine
General
1 125 (10.79%) Finance
2 51 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.25%) Back Office
4 9 (0.78%) Marketing
5 7 (0.60%) Legal
6 6 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.43%) Banking
8 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.26%) Front Office
9 3 (0.26%) Law
10 2 (0.17%) Publishing
10 2 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.086%) Games
11 1 (0.086%) Retail
11 1 (0.086%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.086%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.086%) Local Government
11 1 (0.086%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.086%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 150 (12.95%) Developer
2 125 (10.79%) Analyst
3 106 (9.15%) Project Manager
4 99 (8.55%) Consultant
5 98 (8.46%) Architect
6 61 (5.27%) Business Analyst
7 42 (3.63%) DBA
8 38 (3.28%) Java Developer
9 37 (3.20%) Tester
10 33 (2.85%) Network Engineer
11 30 (2.59%) Oracle DBA
12 28 (2.42%) Technical Architect
13 26 (2.25%) Oracle Developer
14 25 (2.16%) Designer
15 24 (2.07%) Administrator
16 23 (1.99%) Test Analyst
17 21 (1.81%) Programme Manager
18 18 (1.55%) Technical Specialist
19 17 (1.47%) Change Manager
20 16 (1.38%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.32%) XML
2 45 (3.89%) HTML
3 42 (3.63%) Middleware
4 41 (3.54%) CSS
5 38 (3.28%) Web Services
6 25 (2.16%) .NET
7 24 (2.07%) Oracle Fusion
8 23 (1.99%) J2EE
9 21 (1.81%) Spring
9 21 (1.81%) Apache Camel
10 16 (1.38%) Apache CXF
10 16 (1.38%) HTML5
11 15 (1.30%) Ajax
11 15 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
12 14 (1.21%) Hibernate
12 14 (1.21%) XHTML
13 12 (1.04%) SOAP
13 12 (1.04%) REST
13 12 (1.04%) jQuery
14 10 (0.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.99%) Open Source
2 39 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.16%) Thin Client
3 25 (2.16%) Fat Client
4 23 (1.99%) Statistics
5 22 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 14 (1.21%) CESG
7 11 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.78%) Mathematics
9 8 (0.69%) Data Integration
9 8 (0.69%) CESG CLAS
10 7 (0.60%) RMADS
11 6 (0.52%) PKI
11 6 (0.52%) Biometrics
11 6 (0.52%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.43%) iPad
12 5 (0.43%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.43%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 118 (10.19%) Windows
2 82 (7.08%) Linux
3 73 (6.30%) UNIX
4 32 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 21 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.47%) Windows XP
9 15 (1.30%) Solaris
10 10 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.60%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.43%) pSOS
14 5 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.086%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (11.14%) ITIL
3 113 (9.76%) PRINCE2
4 105 (9.07%) Project Management
5 87 (7.51%) Migration
6 75 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 72 (6.22%) Scrum
8 70 (6.04%) Service Delivery
9 62 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (4.75%) Service Management
11 53 (4.58%) Change Management
12 47 (4.06%) SOA
13 43 (3.71%) Data Migration
14 36 (3.11%) Business Analysis
15 35 (3.02%) CRM
16 34 (2.94%) TDD
17 33 (2.85%) Workflow
18 32 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
19 30 (2.59%) Configuration Management
19 30 (2.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (11.40%) Java
2 130 (11.23%) SQL
3 57 (4.92%) PL/SQL
4 52 (4.49%) C
5 44 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 24 (2.07%) PHP
7 20 (1.73%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.30%) C#
9 12 (1.04%) Ruby
10 11 (0.95%) Scala
10 11 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.69%) C++
11 8 (0.69%) VB
11 8 (0.69%) Python
12 6 (0.52%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.43%) sed
13 5 (0.43%) AWK
14 4 (0.35%) VBScript
15 3 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1158 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 114 (9.84%) DV Cleared
3 50 (4.32%) Degree
4 35 (3.02%) CTC Cleared
5 28 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 27 (2.33%) ISEB
7 24 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.81%) ISTQB
9 19 (1.64%) CCNA
10 15 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.95%) BC Cleared
12 10 (0.86%) CISSP
13 9 (0.78%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.69%) MCP
14 8 (0.69%) MCSE
14 8 (0.69%) PMP
15 7 (0.60%) CCNP
16 6 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.52%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.97%) QA
2 35 (3.02%) SLA
3 14 (1.21%) COBIT
4 7 (0.60%) ISO 9000
4 7 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.52%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.43%) P3O
7 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.63%) XenApp
3 28 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.16%) XenDesktop
5 15 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.86%) vSphere
7 10 (0.86%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.60%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.35%) Squid
11 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.086%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.086%) UAG
13 1 (0.086%) NLBS
13 1 (0.086%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.086%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (1.55%) SCCM
2 12 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.78%) Puppet
4 7 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.43%) OpenView
5 5 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.43%) DameWare
5 5 (0.43%) OVSD
6 4 (0.35%) WSUS
6 4 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.35%) MOM
7 3 (0.26%) DansGuardian
7 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.17%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.17%) Nagios
8 2 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.086%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.086%) Nessus
Vendors
1 183 (15.80%) Oracle
2 122 (10.54%) Microsoft
3 59 (5.09%) Cisco
4 54 (4.66%) Citrix
5 46 (3.97%) VMware
6 38 (3.28%) HP
7 36 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 25 (2.16%) JBoss
9 19 (1.64%) CheckPoint
10 18 (1.55%) Hyperion
11 16 (1.38%) Remedy
12 15 (1.30%) Informatica
13 13 (1.12%) IBM
13 13 (1.12%) Serena
14 12 (1.04%) SAP
14 12 (1.04%) Juniper
14 12 (1.04%) BMC
15 11 (0.95%) Apple
16 10 (0.86%) Zend
16 10 (0.86%) F5
London
David Bruce Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Servoca
Rate: £20 per hour 3 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Swan IT Recruitment Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago