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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 84 81 157
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +76
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 595 599 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.47% 2.46% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.11% 15.79% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 346 213
Average daily rate
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£439 £440 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £362 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.49% +0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 10
Average hourly rate £34.54 £19.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.78% +4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+61.36% +10.00%
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
3693 3793 3789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.34% 15.60% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2445 2450 2382
Average daily rate £430 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 104
Average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -29 77 £425 -2.85% 17
Croydon +3 38 £475 - 1
New Malden -3 3 - -
Brentford - 2 £135 -
Feltham - 2 £423 -
Hayes +1 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 - 2
Westminster - 1 £450 -
Enfield - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1068 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 322 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (21.16%) Java
4 192 (17.98%) Windows
5 164 (15.36%) Linux
6 115 (10.77%) DV Cleared
7 108 (10.11%) Microsoft
8 107 (10.02%) SQL
9 105 (9.83%) JavaScript
10 100 (9.36%) Scrum
11 94 (8.80%) Project Management
12 93 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 92 (8.61%) Finance
13 92 (8.61%) MS Excel
13 92 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
14 91 (8.52%) HTML
15 89 (8.33%) SQL Server
16 88 (8.24%) VMware
17 80 (7.49%) Oracle
18 78 (7.30%) ITIL
18 78 (7.30%) PRINCE2
19 75 (7.02%) JIRA
20 74 (6.93%) Apache Camel
21 73 (6.84%) Jenkins
22 71 (6.65%) Spring
23 69 (6.46%) TDD
23 69 (6.46%) Configuration Management
24 68 (6.37%) Puppet
25 67 (6.27%) Confluence
26 65 (6.09%) CSS

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 67 (6.27%) Confluence
2 57 (5.34%) JBoss
3 47 (4.40%) Apache
4 37 (3.46%) SharePoint
5 29 (2.72%) Tomcat
6 23 (2.15%) SAS
6 23 (2.15%) Drupal
7 22 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 22 (2.06%) IIS
8 21 (1.97%) MS Exchange
8 21 (1.97%) nginx
9 19 (1.78%) Node.js
10 18 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.69%) Jetty
11 17 (1.59%) Mule ESB
12 15 (1.40%) Alfresco
13 14 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (1.22%) Mule
14 13 (1.22%) CMS
15 12 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 92 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.93%) MS Project
3 41 (3.84%) MS Office
4 19 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.094%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.094%) Revit
6 1 (0.094%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.094%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.03%) Primavera
3 9 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.28%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.28%) Agresso
8 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.094%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.50%) IaaS
3 15 (1.40%) GitHub
4 12 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.84%) Office 365
6 9 (0.84%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.66%) SaaS
7 7 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.66%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.47%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.28%) PaaS
10 1 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 63 (5.90%) Firewall
2 40 (3.75%) LAN
3 39 (3.65%) WAN
4 37 (3.46%) SAN
5 33 (3.09%) HTTP
6 30 (2.81%) DNS
7 25 (2.34%) Internet
8 23 (2.15%) VPN
9 22 (2.06%) DHCP
10 19 (1.78%) Network Security
11 16 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (1.40%) TCP/IP
13 10 (0.94%) Kerberos
14 9 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
14 9 (0.84%) IPsec
15 8 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (0.75%) VoIP
15 8 (0.75%) LDAP
15 8 (0.75%) MPLS
16 7 (0.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.06%) MySQL
3 47 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (4.21%) MongoDB
5 40 (3.75%) Hadoop
6 32 (3.00%) HBase
7 21 (1.97%) Base SAS
7 21 (1.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 19 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.59%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.50%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.50%) Redis
11 10 (0.94%) Infinispan
12 9 (0.84%) CloverETL
12 9 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.84%) Riak
12 9 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
12 9 (0.84%) Star Schema
13 8 (0.75%) WhereScape RED
14 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (7.02%) JIRA
2 73 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 59 (5.52%) Git (software)
4 49 (4.59%) Maven
5 43 (4.03%) Cucumber
6 32 (3.00%) Selenium
7 29 (2.72%) IntelliJ
7 29 (2.72%) Spock
7 29 (2.72%) Geb
8 23 (2.15%) JUnit
8 23 (2.15%) Artifactory
9 19 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (1.78%) LoadRunner
10 18 (1.69%) JMeter
11 15 (1.40%) Gerrit
11 15 (1.40%) SonarQube
12 13 (1.22%) Gradle
13 12 (1.12%) Subversion
14 10 (0.94%) HP UFT
14 10 (0.94%) GitLab
General
1 92 (8.61%) Finance
2 29 (2.72%) Law
3 26 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 20 (1.87%) Legal
5 13 (1.22%) Military
6 8 (0.75%) Banking
6 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.37%) Publishing
8 3 (0.28%) Retail
8 3 (0.28%) Billing
8 3 (0.28%) Marketing
9 2 (0.19%) Advertising
9 2 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.094%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.094%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.094%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.094%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 245 (22.94%) Developer
2 115 (10.77%) Architect
3 114 (10.67%) Java Developer
4 98 (9.18%) Analyst
5 87 (8.15%) Project Manager
6 54 (5.06%) Consultant
7 39 (3.65%) Business Analyst
8 35 (3.28%) Technical Architect
9 34 (3.18%) Test Manager
9 34 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 29 (2.72%) Network Engineer
11 26 (2.43%) Support Engineer
12 25 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
13 23 (2.15%) ETL Developer
13 23 (2.15%) Test Analyst
14 22 (2.06%) Senior Developer
15 21 (1.97%) Senior Manager
16 19 (1.78%) Web Developer
16 19 (1.78%) Security Engineer
17 17 (1.59%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (8.52%) HTML
2 74 (6.93%) Apache Camel
3 71 (6.65%) Spring
4 65 (6.09%) CSS
5 59 (5.52%) HTML5
6 57 (5.34%) XML
7 49 (4.59%) .NET
8 47 (4.40%) J2EE
9 43 (4.03%) Ajax
10 42 (3.93%) Web Services
11 40 (3.75%) JAX-RS
12 39 (3.65%) JSP
13 38 (3.56%) RESTful
14 34 (3.18%) JSON
15 31 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
16 30 (2.81%) SOAP
16 30 (2.81%) Hibernate
17 29 (2.72%) Grails
17 29 (2.72%) Spring Boot
18 28 (2.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.40%) Data Centre
2 41 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.15%) User Experience
5 22 (2.06%) Blackberry
6 16 (1.50%) Visualisation
7 11 (1.03%) Biometrics
7 11 (1.03%) CESG
8 9 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
8 9 (0.84%) W3C
8 9 (0.84%) PKI
8 9 (0.84%) Statistics
8 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.75%) Human Factors
10 7 (0.66%) RMADS
10 7 (0.66%) N-Tier
10 7 (0.66%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.56%) Psychology
12 5 (0.47%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 192 (17.98%) Windows
2 164 (15.36%) Linux
3 56 (5.24%) CentOS
4 55 (5.15%) Ubuntu
5 45 (4.21%) UNIX
6 32 (3.00%) Windows 7
7 26 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.31%) Android
9 14 (1.31%) Windows XP
10 12 (1.12%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.66%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.28%) Solaris
14 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.28%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.094%) VMS
15 1 (0.094%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (9.36%) Scrum
3 94 (8.80%) Project Management
4 93 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 92 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (7.30%) ITIL
6 78 (7.30%) PRINCE2
7 69 (6.46%) Configuration Management
7 69 (6.46%) TDD
8 62 (5.81%) DevOps
9 59 (5.52%) Unit Testing
10 56 (5.24%) Microservices
11 55 (5.15%) Service Delivery
12 54 (5.06%) Open Source
13 52 (4.87%) Migration
14 47 (4.40%) User Stories
15 46 (4.31%) ETL
16 43 (4.03%) Change Management
16 43 (4.03%) Risk Management
16 43 (4.03%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 226 (21.16%) Java
2 107 (10.02%) SQL
3 105 (9.83%) JavaScript
4 45 (4.21%) Python
5 33 (3.09%) C#
6 32 (3.00%) Ruby
7 30 (2.81%) Groovy
8 26 (2.43%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.15%) PHP
10 20 (1.87%) Perl
10 20 (1.87%) SAS Macro
11 17 (1.59%) C++
12 13 (1.22%) C
13 11 (1.03%) PowerShell
14 8 (0.75%) Scala
15 7 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.56%) Go
17 5 (0.47%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.47%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1068 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 115 (10.77%) DV Cleared
3 43 (4.03%) CTC Cleared
4 30 (2.81%) CISSP
5 27 (2.53%) Degree
6 24 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.97%) ISEB
8 20 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 19 (1.78%) CCNP
10 17 (1.59%) ISTQB
11 16 (1.50%) PMP
11 16 (1.50%) PMI Certification
11 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (1.31%) APMP
13 13 (1.22%) MCSE
13 13 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.84%) CCNA
15 8 (0.75%) MCSA
16 7 (0.66%) CISM
16 7 (0.66%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.53%) SLA
2 19 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.69%) QA
4 7 (0.66%) COBIT
5 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.37%) P3O
6 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.094%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.06%) Docker
4 16 (1.50%) vCloud
5 9 (0.84%) Varnish
5 9 (0.84%) Squid
6 7 (0.66%) ISA Server
6 7 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.56%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.56%) vSphere
8 5 (0.47%) XenApp
8 5 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.094%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.094%) Xen
10 1 (0.094%) Snort
10 1 (0.094%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.094%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.094%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 68 (6.37%) Puppet
2 31 (2.90%) Ansible
2 31 (2.90%) ZABBIX
3 24 (2.25%) logstash
4 23 (2.15%) Salt
5 21 (1.97%) Kibana
5 21 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (1.59%) SCCM
6 17 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.50%) Rundeck
8 13 (1.22%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.84%) Nessus
10 8 (0.75%) Vagrant
10 8 (0.75%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.56%) SCOM
12 3 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.28%) Nagios
12 3 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.19%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 108 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 88 (8.24%) VMware
3 80 (7.49%) Oracle
4 65 (6.09%) Cisco
5 43 (4.03%) HP
6 36 (3.37%) Greenplum
7 30 (2.81%) Red Hat
8 26 (2.43%) Juniper
9 25 (2.34%) CheckPoint
9 25 (2.34%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.87%) Google
11 19 (1.78%) Citrix
12 16 (1.50%) IBM
12 16 (1.50%) Splunk
13 15 (1.40%) F5
14 13 (1.22%) Pega
15 12 (1.12%) Remedy
16 10 (0.94%) Dell
16 10 (0.94%) Tableau
16 10 (0.94%) Twitter
London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day + contract
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
HFG
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Croydon
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day +
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £550.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £440 per day
Posted: 27 days ago