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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 78 140 132
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 646 383 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.62% 1.51% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.66% 10.11% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 254 249
Average daily rate
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£439 £425 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £236 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £587 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.39 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% +12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £13.28 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £40.00 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -34.61%
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
3878 3790 3740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.74% 14.96% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2622 2444 2313
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 82 123
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £11.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £46.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
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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 +19 130 £425 +6.25% 27
Croydon -3 8 £470 +36.72% 3
Greenford - 2 £320 - 6
Westminster - 2 £575 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £400 -
Wembley - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Feltham - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1151 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 184 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (15.29%) Microsoft
4 169 (14.68%) Oracle
5 159 (13.81%) Windows
6 151 (13.12%) ITIL
7 118 (10.25%) SQL
8 105 (9.12%) PRINCE2
9 103 (8.95%) Linux
10 102 (8.86%) Project Management
11 100 (8.69%) HP
12 93 (8.08%) Finance
13 90 (7.82%) Java
14 86 (7.47%) Service Management
15 85 (7.38%) .NET
16 81 (7.04%) Scrum
17 80 (6.95%) DV Cleared
18 78 (6.78%) CRM
19 77 (6.69%) JavaScript
20 76 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
21 75 (6.52%) Cisco
22 74 (6.43%) Active Directory
23 73 (6.34%) MS Excel
23 73 (6.34%) Migration
23 73 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
24 72 (6.26%) HTML
25 67 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
26 65 (5.65%) Service Delivery
26 65 (5.65%) SharePoint
27 64 (5.56%) Oracle EBS

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 65 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
3 34 (2.95%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.65%) WebLogic
5 17 (1.48%) Apache
6 16 (1.39%) JBoss
6 16 (1.39%) Confluence
7 14 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 13 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.96%) nginx
10 11 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.87%) IIS
11 10 (0.87%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.78%) SAS
13 6 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 73 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.69%) MS Office
3 33 (2.87%) MS Project
4 12 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.61%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 64 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
5 19 (1.65%) Oracle General Ledger
5 19 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (1.65%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (1.39%) Oracle iProcurement
7 14 (1.22%) Oracle Assets
8 12 (1.04%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 7 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.61%) Remedy AR System
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.35%) Summit
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
13 2 (0.17%) AquaLogic BPM
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.13%) PaaS
2 9 (0.78%) IaaS
3 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.17%) SaaS
4 2 (0.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.087%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.087%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.087%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.30%) Firewall
2 57 (4.95%) LAN
3 51 (4.43%) WAN
4 40 (3.48%) DNS
5 38 (3.30%) SAN
6 32 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 31 (2.69%) VPN
7 31 (2.69%) DHCP
8 24 (2.09%) Network Security
9 22 (1.91%) SSL
10 21 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (1.30%) LDAP
12 14 (1.22%) HTTP
13 11 (0.96%) IPsec
14 10 (0.87%) Wireless
14 10 (0.87%) Internet
14 10 (0.87%) MPLS
15 8 (0.70%) OSPF
15 8 (0.70%) HTTPS
15 8 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
3 35 (3.04%) Oracle Database
4 26 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (1.91%) MySQL
6 20 (1.74%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 17 (1.48%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 7 (0.61%) DB2
13 7 (0.61%) Big Data
14 6 (0.52%) Base SAS
15 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 60 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 44 (3.82%) Git (software)
3 36 (3.13%) Maven
4 21 (1.82%) JIRA
5 12 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.70%) RSpec
6 8 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (0.61%) LoadRunner
7 7 (0.61%) JUnit
7 7 (0.61%) Toad
8 6 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.52%) Selenium
9 5 (0.43%) ClearQuest
9 5 (0.43%) JMeter
9 5 (0.43%) Subversion
10 4 (0.35%) MSI
10 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.35%) Ant
10 4 (0.35%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.26%) ClearCase
General
1 93 (8.08%) Finance
2 41 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.17%) Back Office
4 20 (1.74%) Legal
5 18 (1.56%) Local Government
6 17 (1.48%) Law
7 16 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.04%) General Ledger
9 10 (0.87%) Banking
10 6 (0.52%) Military
10 6 (0.52%) Publishing
10 6 (0.52%) Marketing
11 4 (0.35%) Advertising
12 3 (0.26%) Retail
12 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.17%) Front Office
14 1 (0.087%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.087%) Games
Job Titles
1 136 (11.82%) Analyst
2 129 (11.21%) Developer
3 119 (10.34%) Architect
4 115 (9.99%) Consultant
5 78 (6.78%) Project Manager
6 35 (3.04%) Support Engineer
7 33 (2.87%) Business Analyst
7 33 (2.87%) Test Manager
8 32 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
9 31 (2.69%) Java Developer
10 29 (2.52%) Desktop Support
11 26 (2.26%) Test Analyst
11 26 (2.26%) Enterprise Architect
12 25 (2.17%) Technical Architect
13 24 (2.09%) DBA
14 22 (1.91%) Security Consultant
14 22 (1.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 19 (1.65%) Administrator
15 19 (1.65%) Designer
16 18 (1.56%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (7.38%) .NET
2 72 (6.26%) HTML
3 45 (3.91%) ASP.NET
4 35 (3.04%) JSP
4 35 (3.04%) XML
5 33 (2.87%) CSS
6 25 (2.17%) Web Services
6 25 (2.17%) HTML5
7 19 (1.65%) Spring
8 18 (1.56%) J2EE
8 18 (1.56%) REST
9 17 (1.48%) jQuery
9 17 (1.48%) Middleware
10 15 (1.30%) SOAP
10 15 (1.30%) CSS3
11 14 (1.22%) RESTful
11 14 (1.22%) JSON
12 12 (1.04%) XSD
13 11 (0.96%) Spring MVC
14 10 (0.87%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.17%) Open Source
3 46 (4.00%) CESG
4 35 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.61%) CESG CLAS
6 24 (2.09%) RMADS
7 20 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.48%) User Experience
9 13 (1.13%) Clustering
10 12 (1.04%) PKI
11 11 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (0.96%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.87%) Replication
12 10 (0.87%) CMDB
13 8 (0.70%) Statistics
14 6 (0.52%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.52%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.52%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.43%) Freedom of Information Act
15 5 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 159 (13.81%) Windows
2 103 (8.95%) Linux
3 50 (4.34%) UNIX
4 38 (3.30%) Windows XP
5 36 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 32 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (2.09%) CentOS
10 15 (1.30%) Ubuntu
11 13 (1.13%) Windows 2000
12 10 (0.87%) Solaris
13 9 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.35%) VMS
15 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.26%) AIX
17 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.087%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.087%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (13.12%) ITIL
3 105 (9.12%) PRINCE2
4 102 (8.86%) Project Management
5 86 (7.47%) Service Management
6 81 (7.04%) Scrum
7 78 (6.78%) CRM
8 76 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
9 73 (6.34%) Migration
10 67 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 65 (5.65%) Service Delivery
12 62 (5.39%) Change Management
13 50 (4.34%) Configuration Management
14 47 (4.08%) DevOps
15 46 (4.00%) TOGAF
16 44 (3.82%) Risk Management
17 41 (3.56%) Information Security
18 40 (3.48%) Test Scripting
19 37 (3.21%) Information Assurance
20 36 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (10.25%) SQL
2 90 (7.82%) Java
3 77 (6.69%) JavaScript
4 40 (3.48%) Ruby
5 36 (3.13%) C#
6 31 (2.69%) PHP
7 29 (2.52%) C
8 25 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 21 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 21 (1.82%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.39%) Python
12 15 (1.30%) VB
13 10 (0.87%) Perl
14 7 (0.61%) Scala
15 5 (0.43%) VBA
16 4 (0.35%) VBScript
16 4 (0.35%) C++
16 4 (0.35%) PHP5
17 3 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1151 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (6.95%) DV Cleared
3 58 (5.04%) CTC Cleared
4 45 (3.91%) ISTQB
5 44 (3.82%) Degree
6 33 (2.87%) ISEB
7 31 (2.69%) CISSP
8 24 (2.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (1.04%) CCNA
13 11 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.70%) CISM
15 8 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
16 7 (0.61%) MCSE
16 7 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.43%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.21%) SLA
2 30 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.35%) QA
4 12 (1.04%) COBIT
5 7 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.52%) GPG13
7 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.35%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.17%) P3O
9 1 (0.087%) WCAG
9 1 (0.087%) JSP 440
System Software
1 74 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.39%) vSphere
4 11 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.52%) Nmap
7 5 (0.43%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.43%) XenApp
8 4 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.35%) Firmware
9 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.17%) NFS
11 1 (0.087%) Snort
11 1 (0.087%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.087%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.087%) Xen
11 1 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.087%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.087%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 56 (4.87%) Puppet
2 31 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (2.69%) SCCM
3 21 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (1.74%) SCOM
5 13 (1.13%) Vagrant
6 12 (1.04%) SCOrch
7 10 (0.87%) Ansible
8 9 (0.78%) YUM
8 9 (0.78%) Nessus
9 7 (0.61%) OpenView
9 7 (0.61%) Nagios
9 7 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.52%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.43%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.35%) DameWare
12 4 (0.35%) OVSD
Vendors
1 176 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 169 (14.68%) Oracle
3 100 (8.69%) HP
4 75 (6.52%) Cisco
5 53 (4.60%) VMware
6 27 (2.35%) Juniper
7 26 (2.26%) Citrix
8 24 (2.09%) Remedy
9 23 (2.00%) BMC
10 18 (1.56%) Siebel
11 17 (1.48%) IBM
11 17 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.30%) CheckPoint
12 15 (1.30%) EMC
13 12 (1.04%) McAfee
13 12 (1.04%) Sophos
13 12 (1.04%) Symantec
14 11 (0.96%) Apple
15 8 (0.70%) Dell
15 8 (0.70%) F5
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £485 - £585 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £12 to £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago