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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 82 70 108
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +38
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 526 616 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.46% 2.75% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.85% 16.52% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 350 195
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £273 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 15
Average hourly rate £19.35 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £55.50 £46.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.84 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+88.00% -36.84%
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
3542 3729 3229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.57% 16.64% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2413 1979
Average daily rate £413 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 104 102
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 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
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 27 March 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 27 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
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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 -37 77 £400 -9.09% 26
Feltham - 11 £473 -
Uxbridge +1 2 - -
Greenford +8 1 - - 6
Docklands, London - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 1162 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 216 (18.59%) Windows
3 211 (18.16%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (15.58%) Microsoft
5 179 (15.40%) Java
6 164 (14.11%) Linux
7 162 (13.94%) Oracle
8 143 (12.31%) SQL
9 142 (12.22%) ITIL
10 111 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
11 110 (9.47%) MS Excel
12 107 (9.21%) SQL Server
13 104 (8.95%) Change Management
13 104 (8.95%) VMware
14 101 (8.69%) DV Cleared
15 99 (8.52%) Puppet
16 94 (8.09%) Project Management
17 91 (7.83%) Finance
17 91 (7.83%) DevOps
18 90 (7.75%) UNIX
19 82 (7.06%) Scrum
19 82 (7.06%) Service Management
20 78 (6.71%) PRINCE2
21 77 (6.63%) MS Office
22 75 (6.45%) Active Directory
22 75 (6.45%) Firewall
23 74 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
24 71 (6.11%) HTML
24 71 (6.11%) Jenkins
25 70 (6.02%) Migration

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 52 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.36%) JBoss
3 37 (3.18%) WebLogic
4 21 (1.81%) MS Exchange
5 18 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.46%) Confluence
7 15 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.03%) Apache
9 12 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (1.03%) Node.js
10 11 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.77%) IIS
12 8 (0.69%) SAS
12 8 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.60%) nginx
13 7 (0.60%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.60%) CMS
13 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 110 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 77 (6.63%) MS Office
3 43 (3.70%) MS Project
4 14 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.086%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 44 (3.79%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
9 2 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.42%) PaaS
2 11 (0.95%) Google Apps
3 10 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.69%) IaaS
6 6 (0.52%) Office 365
6 6 (0.52%) GitHub
7 3 (0.26%) SaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.45%) Firewall
2 48 (4.13%) LAN
3 42 (3.61%) WAN
4 40 (3.44%) SAN
5 35 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 35 (3.01%) VPN
6 34 (2.93%) DNS
7 26 (2.24%) DHCP
8 21 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (1.72%) Network Security
9 20 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (1.72%) HTTP
10 15 (1.29%) Internet
11 13 (1.12%) SSL
12 11 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (0.86%) Intranet
13 10 (0.86%) LDAP
14 9 (0.77%) Cisco PIX
15 8 (0.69%) NAS
15 8 (0.69%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (3.27%) MySQL
4 37 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 35 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (2.84%) Oracle Database
7 28 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
8 26 (2.24%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.89%) Big Data
10 20 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (1.38%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.20%) WhereScape RED
12 14 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.86%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.77%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.77%) Star Schema
15 7 (0.60%) MS Access
15 7 (0.60%) DB2
15 7 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (6.11%) Jenkins
2 59 (5.08%) Maven
3 58 (4.99%) Git (software)
4 31 (2.67%) JIRA
5 18 (1.55%) JUnit
6 17 (1.46%) Toad
7 15 (1.29%) ClearCase
7 15 (1.29%) Subversion
8 13 (1.12%) Ant
8 13 (1.12%) ClearQuest
9 12 (1.03%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.52%) Selenium
11 6 (0.52%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.52%) GDB
12 5 (0.43%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.43%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.43%) JMeter
13 4 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 91 (7.83%) Finance
2 47 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 17 (1.46%) Law
4 14 (1.20%) Legal
5 9 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 9 (0.77%) Local Government
6 6 (0.52%) General Ledger
7 5 (0.43%) Marketing
7 5 (0.43%) Electronics
8 4 (0.34%) Advertising
8 4 (0.34%) Publishing
8 4 (0.34%) Banking
9 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.26%) Military
9 3 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.086%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.086%) Front Office
10 1 (0.086%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.086%) German Language
Job Titles
1 158 (13.60%) Developer
2 117 (10.07%) Consultant
3 109 (9.38%) Architect
4 103 (8.86%) Analyst
5 76 (6.54%) Project Manager
6 51 (4.39%) Java Developer
7 41 (3.53%) Support Engineer
8 40 (3.44%) Business Analyst
9 34 (2.93%) Technical Architect
10 33 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
11 32 (2.75%) DBA
12 25 (2.15%) Security Consultant
12 25 (2.15%) Desktop Support
13 23 (1.98%) Senior Developer
13 23 (1.98%) Administrator
14 22 (1.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 21 (1.81%) Network Engineer
16 20 (1.72%) Systems Engineer
16 20 (1.72%) Enterprise Architect
17 19 (1.64%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (6.11%) HTML
2 59 (5.08%) JSP
3 53 (4.56%) XML
4 51 (4.39%) .NET
5 45 (3.87%) Web Services
6 41 (3.53%) ASP.NET
7 40 (3.44%) J2EE
8 32 (2.75%) Hibernate
9 31 (2.67%) Spring
10 28 (2.41%) Middleware
11 26 (2.24%) CSS
12 23 (1.98%) HTML5
13 19 (1.64%) Ajax
14 17 (1.46%) Struts
15 15 (1.29%) Servlets
16 13 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
17 12 (1.03%) JMS
17 12 (1.03%) Apache Camel
18 11 (0.95%) JSON
18 11 (0.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 47 (4.04%) Open Source
4 22 (1.89%) CESG
5 21 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.55%) PKI
7 15 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
7 15 (1.29%) CESG CLAS
8 14 (1.20%) Mathematics
9 13 (1.12%) RMADS
10 10 (0.86%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.77%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.77%) Biometrics
11 9 (0.77%) CMDB
11 9 (0.77%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.69%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.69%) User Experience
12 8 (0.69%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.60%) Clustering
13 7 (0.60%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 216 (18.59%) Windows
2 164 (14.11%) Linux
3 90 (7.75%) UNIX
4 65 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (4.39%) Windows 7
6 44 (3.79%) Ubuntu
6 44 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (3.70%) CentOS
8 38 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (2.15%) Windows 8
9 25 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (1.55%) Windows XP
11 11 (0.95%) Solaris
12 8 (0.69%) Android
12 8 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.69%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
14 3 (0.26%) AIX
14 3 (0.26%) HPUX
15 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (18.16%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (12.22%) ITIL
3 111 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
4 104 (8.95%) Change Management
5 94 (8.09%) Project Management
6 91 (7.83%) DevOps
7 82 (7.06%) Service Management
7 82 (7.06%) Scrum
8 78 (6.71%) PRINCE2
9 74 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 70 (6.02%) Migration
11 69 (5.94%) Configuration Management
12 64 (5.51%) Information Security
12 64 (5.51%) Automated Testing
13 49 (4.22%) Risk Management
14 47 (4.04%) ITSM
15 43 (3.70%) CRM
15 43 (3.70%) ETL
15 43 (3.70%) Service Delivery
16 40 (3.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 179 (15.40%) Java
2 143 (12.31%) SQL
3 62 (5.34%) JavaScript
4 50 (4.30%) Bash Shell
5 45 (3.87%) Ruby
6 44 (3.79%) Python
7 36 (3.10%) Shell Script
8 32 (2.75%) PL/SQL
9 25 (2.15%) C
10 23 (1.98%) PHP
11 20 (1.72%) Perl
11 20 (1.72%) PowerShell
12 19 (1.64%) C#
12 19 (1.64%) C++
13 13 (1.12%) VB
14 8 (0.69%) VBA
15 6 (0.52%) VC++
16 5 (0.43%) Scala
17 3 (0.26%) Groovy
18 2 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1162 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 101 (8.69%) DV Cleared
3 57 (4.91%) Degree
4 46 (3.96%) CISSP
5 40 (3.44%) CTC Cleared
6 37 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (3.10%) ISTQB
8 33 (2.84%) ISEB
9 28 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 18 (1.55%) MCITP
11 18 (1.55%) CCNA
12 17 (1.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 16 (1.38%) CCNP
13 16 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.03%) MCSE
15 9 (0.77%) MCSA
15 9 (0.77%) BC Cleared
16 8 (0.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (1.81%) QA
3 20 (1.72%) SLA
4 8 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.52%) COBIT
6 5 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) GAAP
8 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.086%) GPG13
System Software
1 75 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 51 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.29%) XenApp
4 14 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (0.95%) vSphere
6 7 (0.60%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.52%) Samba
8 5 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.26%) Xen
10 3 (0.26%) IAG
10 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.26%) vCloud
11 2 (0.17%) SRDF
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 99 (8.52%) Puppet
2 48 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (3.36%) Ansible
4 34 (2.93%) SCCM
5 21 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (1.12%) WSUS
7 12 (1.03%) SCOM
8 9 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.43%) Nagios
9 5 (0.43%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.34%) Salt
10 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.34%) yum
10 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.26%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.26%) Nessus
11 3 (0.26%) Nmap
11 3 (0.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 181 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 162 (13.94%) Oracle
3 104 (8.95%) VMware
4 69 (5.94%) Cisco
5 62 (5.34%) HP
6 41 (3.53%) Citrix
6 41 (3.53%) Tableau
7 34 (2.93%) Google
7 34 (2.93%) Red Hat
8 33 (2.84%) Greenplum
9 26 (2.24%) Remedy
9 26 (2.24%) Juniper
10 21 (1.81%) BMC
11 20 (1.72%) IBM
12 16 (1.38%) CheckPoint
13 14 (1.20%) Atlassian
14 13 (1.12%) Sophos
15 12 (1.03%) Apple
15 12 (1.03%) SAP
16 11 (0.95%) EMC
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £485 - £525 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago