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 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 81 79 90
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 546 596 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.45% 2.52% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.23% 15.30% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 367 244
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £542 £561
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £16.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £52.00 £45.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £25.13
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -28.35%
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
3585 3896 3381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.10% 16.48% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2306 2620 2045
Average daily rate £413 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.79 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -24 87 £413 -2.36% 15
Croydon +5 13 £400 -5.88% 1
Feltham - 12 £449 - 5
Hounslow - 6 £413 -
Westminster -1 2 £620 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Greenford +6 1 - - 5
Northwood - 1 £160 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1082 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 232 (21.44%) Windows
3 207 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (17.28%) Java
5 170 (15.71%) Linux
6 167 (15.43%) Microsoft
7 138 (12.75%) SQL
8 137 (12.66%) Oracle
9 135 (12.48%) ITIL
10 118 (10.91%) SQL Server
11 103 (9.52%) MS Excel
12 99 (9.15%) Finance
12 99 (9.15%) VMware
13 93 (8.60%) DV Cleared
14 91 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
15 88 (8.13%) Project Management
16 85 (7.86%) Change Management
17 82 (7.58%) Scrum
17 82 (7.58%) UNIX
18 81 (7.49%) HTML
19 79 (7.30%) Puppet
20 77 (7.12%) Active Directory
21 76 (7.02%) Cisco
21 76 (7.02%) JavaScript
22 70 (6.47%) JSP
22 70 (6.47%) Firewall
23 69 (6.38%) DevOps
24 68 (6.28%) Service Management
25 66 (6.10%) PRINCE2
25 66 (6.10%) MS Office

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 41 (3.79%) WebLogic
2 37 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.68%) JBoss
4 23 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.20%) Apache
7 13 (1.20%) CMS
8 11 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.02%) IIS
8 11 (1.02%) Confluence
9 10 (0.92%) Node.js
9 10 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.65%) nginx
11 7 (0.65%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.55%) Kentico
12 6 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 103 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 66 (6.10%) MS Office
3 35 (3.23%) MS Project
4 14 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.092%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.092%) Vectorworks
7 1 (0.092%) Revit
Business Applications
1 37 (3.42%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (2.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.44%) PaaS
2 14 (1.29%) GitHub
3 12 (1.11%) Google Apps
3 12 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.74%) Office 365
4 8 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.55%) Google Drive
6 5 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.37%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.28%) SaaS
9 2 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.47%) Firewall
2 38 (3.51%) DNS
3 37 (3.42%) LAN
3 37 (3.42%) SAN
4 32 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 31 (2.87%) WAN
6 30 (2.77%) DHCP
6 30 (2.77%) VPN
7 25 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (1.76%) HTTP
9 17 (1.57%) Network Security
10 16 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (1.29%) Internet
12 12 (1.11%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (1.02%) Intranet
14 10 (0.92%) SSL
14 10 (0.92%) LDAP
15 9 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (0.74%) Kerberos
17 7 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.88%) MySQL
3 31 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 27 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
7 21 (1.94%) Big Data
7 21 (1.94%) WhereScape RED
8 15 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.83%) Star Schema
12 9 (0.83%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 58 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 46 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 45 (4.16%) Maven
4 28 (2.59%) JIRA
5 19 (1.76%) JUnit
6 14 (1.29%) Subversion
6 14 (1.29%) Ant
6 14 (1.29%) ClearCase
7 13 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 12 (1.11%) Toad
9 9 (0.83%) ClearQuest
10 7 (0.65%) Artifactory
10 7 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.55%) GDB
11 6 (0.55%) Selenium
12 5 (0.46%) JMeter
13 4 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.37%) LoadRunner
14 3 (0.28%) Gradle
General
1 99 (9.15%) Finance
2 43 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 17 (1.57%) Law
4 13 (1.20%) Legal
5 9 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.55%) General Ledger
6 6 (0.55%) Banking
7 5 (0.46%) Publishing
7 5 (0.46%) Electronics
7 5 (0.46%) Marketing
8 3 (0.28%) Military
8 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.18%) Local Government
9 2 (0.18%) Advertising
9 2 (0.18%) Back Office
10 1 (0.092%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 166 (15.34%) Developer
2 105 (9.70%) Consultant
3 87 (8.04%) Architect
4 84 (7.76%) Analyst
5 66 (6.10%) Java Developer
6 62 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 40 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 39 (3.60%) Business Analyst
9 32 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 29 (2.68%) Technical Architect
11 27 (2.50%) Network Engineer
12 24 (2.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 23 (2.13%) Desktop Support
14 22 (2.03%) Systems Engineer
14 22 (2.03%) DBA
15 20 (1.85%) Security Consultant
16 19 (1.76%) Senior Developer
16 19 (1.76%) ETL Developer
16 19 (1.76%) Build Engineer
17 18 (1.66%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (7.49%) HTML
2 70 (6.47%) JSP
3 55 (5.08%) XML
4 47 (4.34%) .NET
5 44 (4.07%) J2EE
6 43 (3.97%) Web Services
7 39 (3.60%) HTML5
7 39 (3.60%) CSS
8 35 (3.23%) ASP.NET
9 34 (3.14%) Ajax
10 33 (3.05%) Middleware
11 30 (2.77%) Hibernate
12 29 (2.68%) Spring
13 19 (1.76%) Struts
14 18 (1.66%) Servlets
15 14 (1.29%) jQuery
16 13 (1.20%) REST
16 13 (1.20%) CSS3
17 12 (1.11%) JMS
18 11 (1.02%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.97%) Open Source
4 23 (2.13%) CESG
5 16 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.39%) CESG CLAS
7 14 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (1.29%) Blackberry
8 13 (1.20%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.11%) CMDB
9 12 (1.11%) RMADS
9 12 (1.11%) PKI
10 10 (0.92%) Fat Client
10 10 (0.92%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.83%) Biometrics
11 9 (0.83%) iPad
12 8 (0.74%) iPhone
12 8 (0.74%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.65%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 232 (21.44%) Windows
2 170 (15.71%) Linux
3 82 (7.58%) UNIX
4 62 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (4.90%) Windows 7
6 46 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (3.33%) Ubuntu
9 33 (3.05%) CentOS
10 24 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (2.22%) Windows 8
11 19 (1.76%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.83%) Android
12 9 (0.83%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.65%) Solaris
14 6 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.28%) AIX
15 3 (0.28%) HPUX
15 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (12.48%) ITIL
3 91 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
4 88 (8.13%) Project Management
5 85 (7.86%) Change Management
6 82 (7.58%) Scrum
7 69 (6.38%) DevOps
8 68 (6.28%) Service Management
9 66 (6.10%) PRINCE2
10 65 (6.01%) Migration
11 62 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 60 (5.55%) Configuration Management
13 57 (5.27%) Information Security
14 50 (4.62%) Automated Testing
15 47 (4.34%) Service Delivery
15 47 (4.34%) Risk Management
16 45 (4.16%) Unit Testing
17 44 (4.07%) ETL
18 42 (3.88%) ITSM
19 38 (3.51%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 187 (17.28%) Java
2 138 (12.75%) SQL
3 76 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 47 (4.34%) Python
5 44 (4.07%) Bash Shell
6 36 (3.33%) Ruby
7 30 (2.77%) Shell Script
8 23 (2.13%) PL/SQL
8 23 (2.13%) C
8 23 (2.13%) C++
9 21 (1.94%) C#
10 19 (1.76%) Perl
10 19 (1.76%) PHP
10 19 (1.76%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.02%) VB
12 6 (0.55%) VC++
12 6 (0.55%) VBA
13 5 (0.46%) Scala
14 3 (0.28%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.18%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1082 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 93 (8.60%) DV Cleared
3 51 (4.71%) Degree
4 41 (3.79%) CISSP
4 41 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (3.05%) CTC Cleared
6 30 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (2.40%) ISEB
8 25 (2.31%) ISTQB
9 20 (1.85%) CCNA
9 20 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (1.76%) CCNP
11 18 (1.66%) MCITP
12 16 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (1.29%) MCSE
14 13 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 12 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (1.02%) MCSA
17 9 (0.83%) BC Cleared
18 7 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (2.13%) SLA
3 22 (2.03%) QA
4 8 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.74%) COBIT
5 5 (0.46%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.18%) GAAP
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.092%) GPG13
7 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.092%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
System Software
1 77 (7.12%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.29%) XenApp
4 12 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (1.02%) vSphere
6 7 (0.65%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.55%) Samba
8 5 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.28%) IAG
10 3 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.28%) vCloud
11 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.18%) SRDF
11 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.18%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 79 (7.30%) Puppet
2 34 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (3.05%) SCCM
4 30 (2.77%) Ansible
5 15 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (1.29%) SCOM
7 13 (1.20%) WSUS
8 5 (0.46%) Nagios
8 5 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.37%) yum
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.37%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.37%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.28%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.28%) Salt
10 3 (0.28%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.28%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.28%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 167 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 137 (12.66%) Oracle
3 99 (9.15%) VMware
4 76 (7.02%) Cisco
5 48 (4.44%) Tableau
5 48 (4.44%) HP
6 44 (4.07%) Citrix
7 41 (3.79%) Red Hat
8 40 (3.70%) Greenplum
9 31 (2.87%) Google
10 27 (2.50%) Remedy
11 26 (2.40%) Juniper
12 22 (2.03%) IBM
13 21 (1.94%) CheckPoint
14 19 (1.76%) BMC
15 14 (1.29%) Apple
16 13 (1.20%) NetApp
16 13 (1.20%) F5
17 12 (1.11%) SAP
18 11 (1.02%) Dell
South West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £405 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
LA International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
LA International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon
The Creative Emporium
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 23 days ago