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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 57 87 66
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -21
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 734 518 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.47% 2.49% 2.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.02% 14.58% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 301 328
Average daily rate £469 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.13% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 4
Average hourly rate £17.19 £16.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £14.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.89 £22.50 £146.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
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
3859 3554 3709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.25% 17.06% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 2383 2330
Average daily rate £450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 79
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Croydon +14 94 £450 -3.22% 2
City of London +4 42 £450 - 21
Hendon 0 5 £485 +70.92%
Westminster -6 4 £403 -26.81% 1
Uxbridge -5 1 £310 -1.58%
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £415 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
Northwood - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1352 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 435 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (17.83%) Java
4 205 (15.16%) Linux
5 204 (15.09%) DV Cleared
6 185 (13.68%) Project Management
7 175 (12.94%) Windows
8 172 (12.72%) DevOps
9 160 (11.83%) PRINCE2
10 152 (11.24%) ITIL
11 143 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
12 134 (9.91%) Puppet
13 129 (9.54%) Microsoft
14 125 (9.25%) Unix
15 123 (9.10%) Scrum
16 120 (8.88%) SQL
17 117 (8.65%) Configuration Management
18 112 (8.28%) Oracle
18 112 (8.28%) Finance
19 110 (8.14%) VMware
20 108 (7.99%) Git (software)
21 107 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
22 105 (7.77%) Jenkins
23 99 (7.32%) Ruby
24 89 (6.58%) JIRA
25 88 (6.51%) MS Excel
26 83 (6.14%) Change Management
27 80 (5.92%) MS Project
28 78 (5.77%) Firewall
29 76 (5.62%) Maven

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 70 (5.18%) Confluence
2 49 (3.62%) JBoss
3 35 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.78%) Node.js
5 20 (1.48%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.26%) IIS
7 15 (1.11%) Apache
8 14 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
9 12 (0.89%) Alfresco
10 11 (0.81%) Lync
11 10 (0.74%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.59%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.59%) SAS
14 7 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.44%) nginx
15 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 88 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 80 (5.92%) MS Project
3 41 (3.03%) MS Office
4 22 (1.63%) HipChat
4 22 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.074%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.59%) Primavera
4 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.52%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.52%) SAP SRM
5 4 (0.30%) Faxination
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.22%) TradeThru
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.66%) IaaS
2 27 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.55%) PaaS
4 17 (1.26%) Office 365
5 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.59%) GitHub
7 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.37%) SaaS
8 4 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.30%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.22%) Symantec.cloud
9 3 (0.22%) Trello
10 1 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.074%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.074%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.074%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.77%) Firewall
2 52 (3.85%) LAN
3 47 (3.48%) WAN
4 40 (2.96%) HTTP
5 33 (2.44%) DNS
6 32 (2.37%) TCP/IP
7 24 (1.78%) Internet
7 24 (1.78%) VPN
8 20 (1.48%) Network Security
9 19 (1.41%) SAN
10 18 (1.33%) DHCP
11 15 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (1.11%) SSL
12 14 (1.04%) LDAP
13 13 (0.96%) SMTP
14 11 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (0.81%) Intranet
15 10 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (0.52%) NetScaler
16 7 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.40%) Hadoop
3 45 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (2.44%) HBase
5 30 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 29 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.70%) MySQL
8 17 (1.26%) Oracle Database
8 17 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (1.18%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.11%) Big Data
11 12 (0.89%) Redis
12 11 (0.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.52%) GIS
15 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 108 (7.99%) Git (software)
2 105 (7.77%) Jenkins
3 89 (6.58%) JIRA
4 76 (5.62%) Maven
5 44 (3.25%) Cucumber
6 26 (1.92%) Geb
6 26 (1.92%) IntelliJ
6 26 (1.92%) Spock
7 18 (1.33%) Selenium
8 17 (1.26%) LoadRunner
9 12 (0.89%) Artifactory
9 12 (0.89%) JUnit
10 10 (0.74%) Capybara
10 10 (0.74%) GitLab
11 9 (0.67%) JMeter
12 8 (0.59%) Subversion
13 7 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.52%) Visual Studio
14 6 (0.44%) HP UFT
15 5 (0.37%) SoapUI
General
1 112 (8.28%) Finance
2 45 (3.33%) Law
3 33 (2.44%) Banking
4 23 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 11 (0.81%) Legal
6 6 (0.44%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.44%) Retail
7 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.30%) Marketing
9 3 (0.22%) Advertising
9 3 (0.22%) Local Government
10 2 (0.15%) Billing
10 2 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.074%) Electronics
11 1 (0.074%) Front Office
11 1 (0.074%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.074%) Publishing
11 1 (0.074%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (15.75%) Architect
2 177 (13.09%) Developer
3 125 (9.25%) Project Manager
4 108 (7.99%) Consultant
5 100 (7.40%) Analyst
6 83 (6.14%) Java Developer
7 77 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 57 (4.22%) Service Manager
9 49 (3.62%) Designer
9 49 (3.62%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 46 (3.40%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 40 (2.96%) Service Architect
12 39 (2.88%) Technical Architect
13 37 (2.74%) Test Manager
14 34 (2.51%) Infrastructure Architect
14 34 (2.51%) Security Architect
15 32 (2.37%) Business Analyst
15 32 (2.37%) Change Manager
16 27 (2.00%) Tester
17 26 (1.92%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.14%) Web Services
2 53 (3.92%) HTML
3 48 (3.55%) Spring
3 48 (3.55%) XML
4 46 (3.40%) CSS
5 45 (3.33%) .NET
6 44 (3.25%) RESTful
7 39 (2.88%) Apache Camel
7 39 (2.88%) MCollective
8 33 (2.44%) Grails
9 31 (2.29%) SOAP
10 26 (1.92%) JAX-RS
10 26 (1.92%) Spring Boot
11 25 (1.85%) REST
12 22 (1.63%) Middleware
13 20 (1.48%) Sensu
14 18 (1.33%) jQuery
14 18 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
15 17 (1.26%) AngularJS
16 16 (1.18%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 59 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.62%) User Experience
3 45 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 43 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 22 (1.63%) Biometrics
6 21 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.48%) Public Cloud
8 17 (1.26%) CESG
9 13 (0.96%) PKI
10 12 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 12 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
11 11 (0.81%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.67%) Blog
12 9 (0.67%) Data Integration
12 9 (0.67%) Ontologies
12 9 (0.67%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.59%) BYOD
14 7 (0.52%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Licensing
14 7 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 205 (15.16%) Linux
2 175 (12.94%) Windows
3 125 (9.25%) Unix
4 69 (5.10%) CentOS
5 65 (4.81%) Ubuntu
6 63 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (2.96%) Windows Server
8 32 (2.37%) Windows 7
9 25 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.26%) Android
12 13 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.96%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.74%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.67%) AIX
15 5 (0.37%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.22%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (13.68%) Project Management
3 172 (12.72%) DevOps
4 160 (11.83%) PRINCE2
5 152 (11.24%) ITIL
6 143 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
7 123 (9.10%) Scrum
8 117 (8.65%) Configuration Management
9 107 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 83 (6.14%) Change Management
11 75 (5.55%) Service Delivery
12 70 (5.18%) Migration
13 68 (5.03%) Open Source
13 68 (5.03%) Risk Management
14 67 (4.96%) Service Management
15 60 (4.44%) Information Security
16 56 (4.14%) People Management
17 55 (4.07%) TDD
18 54 (3.99%) Mentoring
19 52 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 241 (17.83%) Java
2 120 (8.88%) SQL
3 99 (7.32%) Ruby
4 55 (4.07%) Python
5 49 (3.62%) JavaScript
6 48 (3.55%) Bash Shell
7 40 (2.96%) C
8 39 (2.88%) Perl
9 37 (2.74%) C++
9 37 (2.74%) Groovy
10 35 (2.59%) C#
11 24 (1.78%) PHP
12 22 (1.63%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.04%) Go
16 12 (0.89%) VC++
17 6 (0.44%) Scala
18 5 (0.37%) SAS Macro
18 5 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1352 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 204 (15.09%) DV Cleared
3 45 (3.33%) Degree
4 44 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 41 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
6 34 (2.51%) CISSP
7 31 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 26 (1.92%) PMI Certification
9 25 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.78%) CLAS
10 24 (1.78%) PMP
11 21 (1.55%) BC Cleared
11 21 (1.55%) CISM
12 19 (1.41%) MBCS
13 17 (1.26%) ISEB
14 15 (1.11%) CCNP
15 14 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (0.81%) CISA
16 11 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.81%) QA
2 31 (2.29%) Data Quality
2 31 (2.29%) SLA
3 27 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (0.67%) RMADS
7 6 (0.44%) ISO20022
8 5 (0.37%) COBIT
9 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.22%) GPG13
11 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.15%) SDET
12 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.074%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.03%) Docker
4 13 (0.96%) XenApp
5 11 (0.81%) vSphere
6 7 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.52%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.44%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.44%) HDFS
7 6 (0.44%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.22%) Ceph
10 3 (0.22%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.22%) Samba
10 3 (0.22%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.22%) vCloud
11 1 (0.074%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 134 (9.91%) Puppet
2 58 (4.29%) Ansible
3 52 (3.85%) ZABBIX
4 22 (1.63%) logstash
5 21 (1.55%) Kibana
6 20 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.33%) Grafana
7 18 (1.33%) SCCM
7 18 (1.33%) Uchiwa
8 15 (1.11%) Salt
9 14 (1.04%) SCOM
10 11 (0.81%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.44%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
13 4 (0.30%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 3 (0.22%) Graphite
14 3 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 129 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 112 (8.28%) Oracle
3 110 (8.14%) VMware
4 52 (3.85%) Cisco
5 33 (2.44%) Atlassian
6 29 (2.14%) Citrix
7 24 (1.78%) HP
8 23 (1.70%) SAP
9 19 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.26%) ArcSight
11 16 (1.18%) Juniper
12 15 (1.11%) Remedy
13 14 (1.04%) CheckPoint
14 13 (0.96%) BMC
15 10 (0.74%) Google
15 10 (0.74%) IBM
16 9 (0.67%) EMC
16 9 (0.67%) SolarWinds
17 8 (0.59%) LogRhythm
18 7 (0.52%) Sitecore
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