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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 76 67 127
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +60
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 558 635 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.63% 2.90% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.66% 16.97% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 349 168
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £273 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Average hourly rate £18.70 £37.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.13% +120.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £15.60 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £102.70 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 £25.38
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -29.06%
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
4085 3742 3203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.24% 17.12% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2728 2331 1989
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 90 108
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £39.65 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -50 77 £415 -2.35% 15
Feltham - 8 £473 -
Uxbridge +5 4 £315 -
Greenford - - - - 5
Ilford - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1200 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 217 (18.08%) Windows
3 209 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (15.83%) Microsoft
5 173 (14.42%) ITIL
6 168 (14.00%) Oracle
7 163 (13.58%) Linux
8 161 (13.42%) Java
9 138 (11.50%) SQL
10 114 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
11 109 (9.08%) Change Management
12 104 (8.67%) VMware
13 102 (8.50%) MS Excel
14 100 (8.33%) SQL Server
14 100 (8.33%) Puppet
15 99 (8.25%) Project Management
16 94 (7.83%) Service Management
16 94 (7.83%) DV Cleared
17 92 (7.67%) DevOps
18 90 (7.50%) UNIX
19 88 (7.33%) Finance
20 84 (7.00%) Active Directory
21 83 (6.92%) Scrum
22 79 (6.58%) MS Office
23 78 (6.50%) Migration
24 77 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
24 77 (6.42%) PRINCE2
25 75 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
26 73 (6.08%) Configuration Management
27 72 (6.00%) Jenkins

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 63 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.25%) JBoss
3 38 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 24 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 18 (1.50%) Confluence
6 16 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (1.25%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (1.08%) Apache
10 11 (0.92%) IIS
10 11 (0.92%) Node.js
10 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.75%) SAS
12 8 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.50%) nginx
15 5 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 102 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 79 (6.58%) MS Office
3 38 (3.17%) MS Project
4 18 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 49 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle TCA
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.25%) PaaS
2 11 (0.92%) Google Apps
3 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.58%) Office 365
5 6 (0.50%) IaaS
6 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.17%) SaaS
7 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.083%) GitHub
8 1 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.083%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.83%) Firewall
2 44 (3.67%) SAN
3 41 (3.42%) LAN
4 39 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 36 (3.00%) WAN
6 35 (2.92%) DNS
7 31 (2.58%) VPN
8 26 (2.17%) DHCP
8 26 (2.17%) Network Security
9 23 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (1.50%) HTTP
12 14 (1.17%) SSL
12 14 (1.17%) Internet
13 12 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (0.92%) LDAP
15 9 (0.75%) Cisco PIX
16 8 (0.67%) NAS
17 7 (0.58%) Wireless
17 7 (0.58%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 34 (2.83%) Oracle Database
3 33 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 31 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
6 26 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 26 (2.17%) MySQL
7 21 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (1.67%) Big Data
9 18 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.17%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.08%) WhereScape RED
12 12 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
14 8 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.58%) Star Schema
15 7 (0.58%) DB2
15 7 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 72 (6.00%) Jenkins
2 63 (5.25%) Git (software)
3 62 (5.17%) Maven
4 29 (2.42%) JIRA
5 18 (1.50%) JUnit
6 17 (1.42%) Toad
7 15 (1.25%) ClearCase
7 15 (1.25%) Subversion
8 13 (1.08%) ClearQuest
8 13 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.83%) Ant
10 8 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.50%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.50%) GDB
11 6 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.42%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.33%) JMeter
14 3 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
14 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 88 (7.33%) Finance
2 51 (4.25%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.00%) Law
4 20 (1.67%) Legal
5 11 (0.92%) Local Government
6 9 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.58%) Banking
8 6 (0.50%) Marketing
9 5 (0.42%) Electronics
9 5 (0.42%) Advertising
9 5 (0.42%) Publishing
9 5 (0.42%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.25%) Military
10 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.083%) Games
11 1 (0.083%) Front Office
11 1 (0.083%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.083%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.083%) German Language
Job Titles
1 156 (13.00%) Developer
2 129 (10.75%) Consultant
3 110 (9.17%) Analyst
4 108 (9.00%) Architect
5 77 (6.42%) Project Manager
6 44 (3.67%) Support Engineer
6 44 (3.67%) Business Analyst
7 41 (3.42%) Java Developer
8 33 (2.75%) Technical Architect
9 32 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 30 (2.50%) DBA
11 27 (2.25%) Desktop Support
11 27 (2.25%) Security Consultant
12 25 (2.08%) Enterprise Architect
13 23 (1.92%) Senior Developer
14 22 (1.83%) Administrator
15 21 (1.75%) Desktop Engineer
16 20 (1.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 19 (1.58%) Systems Engineer
17 19 (1.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.83%) .NET
1 58 (4.83%) HTML
2 50 (4.17%) XML
3 46 (3.83%) Web Services
4 45 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 44 (3.67%) JSP
6 38 (3.17%) J2EE
7 33 (2.75%) Middleware
8 29 (2.42%) Spring
9 24 (2.00%) Hibernate
10 17 (1.42%) CSS
10 17 (1.42%) Struts
11 14 (1.17%) RESTful
12 13 (1.08%) Servlets
12 13 (1.08%) REST
13 12 (1.00%) jQuery
13 12 (1.00%) SOAP
14 10 (0.83%) JSON
15 9 (0.75%) HTML5
16 8 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 40 (3.33%) Open Source
4 31 (2.58%) CESG
5 25 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 23 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
7 20 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (1.42%) PKI
8 17 (1.42%) RMADS
9 16 (1.33%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.08%) Blackberry
11 10 (0.83%) CMDB
11 10 (0.83%) Fat Client
11 10 (0.83%) Biometrics
11 10 (0.83%) Thin Client
11 10 (0.83%) Clustering
12 8 (0.67%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.67%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
13 7 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 217 (18.08%) Windows
2 163 (13.58%) Linux
3 90 (7.50%) UNIX
4 68 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (4.58%) Windows 7
6 48 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (3.75%) CentOS
8 44 (3.67%) Ubuntu
9 36 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (2.08%) Windows 8
11 24 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (1.92%) Windows XP
13 14 (1.17%) Solaris
14 8 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.67%) Android
14 8 (0.67%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.50%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.25%) AIX
16 3 (0.25%) HPUX
17 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (14.42%) ITIL
3 114 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
4 109 (9.08%) Change Management
5 99 (8.25%) Project Management
6 94 (7.83%) Service Management
7 92 (7.67%) DevOps
8 83 (6.92%) Scrum
9 78 (6.50%) Migration
10 77 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 77 (6.42%) PRINCE2
11 73 (6.08%) Configuration Management
12 63 (5.25%) Automated Testing
13 59 (4.92%) Information Security
14 52 (4.33%) Service Delivery
15 49 (4.08%) ITSM
16 46 (3.83%) CRM
17 45 (3.75%) Risk Management
18 39 (3.25%) ETL
18 39 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 161 (13.42%) Java
2 138 (11.50%) SQL
3 51 (4.25%) Bash Shell
4 48 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.75%) Ruby
6 40 (3.33%) Python
7 36 (3.00%) Shell Script
7 36 (3.00%) PL/SQL
8 28 (2.33%) C
8 28 (2.33%) C#
9 26 (2.17%) PHP
10 20 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 20 (1.67%) C++
11 18 (1.50%) Perl
12 14 (1.17%) VB
13 9 (0.75%) VBA
14 6 (0.50%) Scala
14 6 (0.50%) VC++
15 4 (0.33%) VBScript
16 3 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1200 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 94 (7.83%) DV Cleared
3 67 (5.58%) Degree
4 48 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
5 37 (3.08%) CISSP
6 36 (3.00%) ISTQB
6 36 (3.00%) ISEB
7 35 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (1.58%) CCNA
12 18 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 17 (1.42%) MCITP
13 17 (1.42%) VCP4
14 13 (1.08%) MCSE
15 10 (0.83%) CCNP
16 8 (0.67%) BC Cleared
16 8 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (1.75%) QA
3 17 (1.42%) SLA
4 13 (1.08%) COBIT
5 11 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.42%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.17%) GAAP
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.083%) GPG13
System Software
1 84 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 56 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.58%) vSphere
4 15 (1.25%) XenApp
5 12 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.58%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.50%) Samba
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.25%) Xen
10 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.25%) vCloud
11 2 (0.17%) IAG
11 2 (0.17%) SRDF
11 2 (0.17%) Nmap
11 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 100 (8.33%) Puppet
2 48 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (3.33%) Ansible
4 39 (3.25%) SCCM
5 19 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (1.33%) SCOM
7 14 (1.17%) WSUS
8 9 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.58%) Nagios
10 6 (0.50%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.42%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.42%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.33%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.33%) Salt
12 4 (0.33%) yum
12 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.25%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 190 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 168 (14.00%) Oracle
3 104 (8.67%) VMware
4 71 (5.92%) Cisco
5 68 (5.67%) HP
6 41 (3.42%) Citrix
7 36 (3.00%) Tableau
8 34 (2.83%) Red Hat
9 33 (2.75%) Google
10 30 (2.50%) Greenplum
11 28 (2.33%) Remedy
12 24 (2.00%) Juniper
13 23 (1.92%) BMC
14 17 (1.42%) Sophos
14 17 (1.42%) IBM
15 16 (1.33%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.33%) McAfee
16 15 (1.25%) Atlassian
17 12 (1.00%) Apple
17 12 (1.00%) EMC
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 27 days ago