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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 79 170 126
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -44
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 569 336 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.32% 1.34% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.02% 8.97% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 201 232
Average daily rate
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£440 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 16
Average hourly rate £16.16 £19.15 £14.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
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
3788 3747 3737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.47% 14.91% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2488 2396 2228
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 140
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +17 120 £450 +2.27% 16
Croydon +8 16 £470 -
Hounslow - 2 £525 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £400 -
Wembley - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 194 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 160 (14.45%) Oracle
5 157 (14.18%) ITIL
6 146 (13.19%) Windows
7 111 (10.03%) PRINCE2
8 110 (9.94%) SQL
9 103 (9.30%) Project Management
10 96 (8.67%) Finance
11 91 (8.22%) Java
12 88 (7.95%) Linux
12 88 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
13 87 (7.86%) HP
14 85 (7.68%) Service Management
15 84 (7.59%) Scrum
16 81 (7.32%) HTML
17 80 (7.23%) JavaScript
18 78 (7.05%) Cisco
19 77 (6.96%) MS Excel
20 75 (6.78%) .NET
20 75 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
21 74 (6.68%) DV Cleared
22 72 (6.50%) Active Directory
23 67 (6.05%) Service Delivery
23 67 (6.05%) Open Source
24 66 (5.96%) CRM
25 63 (5.69%) Jenkins
26 61 (5.51%) Migration
26 61 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 51 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.98%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (1.81%) WebLogic
5 18 (1.63%) Oracle Workflow
6 16 (1.45%) Apache
6 16 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.17%) Confluence
8 11 (0.99%) IIS
8 11 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.90%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.81%) nginx
10 9 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 77 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.61%) MS Office
3 33 (2.98%) MS Project
4 16 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.36%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 61 (5.51%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 25 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 24 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
6 20 (1.81%) Oracle General Ledger
6 20 (1.81%) Oracle Receivables
7 17 (1.54%) Oracle iProcurement
8 15 (1.36%) Oracle Assets
9 12 (1.08%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 6 (0.54%) Remedy AR System
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
13 3 (0.27%) Summit
14 2 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 2 (0.18%) AquaLogic BPM
14 2 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.45%) IaaS
2 4 (0.36%) SaaS
3 3 (0.27%) Office 365
3 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.18%) PaaS
4 2 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.090%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.090%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.52%) Firewall
2 45 (4.07%) LAN
3 41 (3.70%) DNS
4 37 (3.34%) WAN
5 33 (2.98%) SAN
6 32 (2.89%) DHCP
7 29 (2.62%) TCP/IP
8 23 (2.08%) VPN
9 21 (1.90%) SSL
9 21 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (1.72%) Network Security
11 15 (1.36%) LDAP
12 13 (1.17%) HTTP
13 11 (0.99%) IPsec
14 10 (0.90%) MPLS
14 10 (0.90%) Wireless
15 8 (0.72%) VoIP
15 8 (0.72%) DWDM
15 8 (0.72%) Internet
16 7 (0.63%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
3 42 (3.79%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (1.17%) MySQL
7 13 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.54%) Big Data
11 6 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.45%) DB2
12 5 (0.45%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 63 (5.69%) Jenkins
2 31 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.35%) Maven
4 18 (1.63%) JIRA
5 11 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (0.99%) Selenium
6 10 (0.90%) Cucumber
6 10 (0.90%) Toad
6 10 (0.90%) LoadRunner
6 10 (0.90%) JMeter
7 8 (0.72%) Grunt
7 8 (0.72%) JUnit
8 7 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (0.63%) Jasmine
8 7 (0.63%) RSpec
8 7 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (0.54%) Ant
9 6 (0.54%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.45%) Subversion
10 5 (0.45%) MSI
General
1 96 (8.67%) Finance
2 37 (3.34%) Back Office
3 34 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.26%) Legal
6 12 (1.08%) General Ledger
7 11 (0.99%) Law
8 10 (0.90%) Local Government
9 9 (0.81%) Banking
10 7 (0.63%) Marketing
11 6 (0.54%) Publishing
11 6 (0.54%) Military
12 5 (0.45%) Front Office
13 3 (0.27%) Retail
13 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.090%) Electronics
15 1 (0.090%) Advertising
15 1 (0.090%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.090%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 136 (12.29%) Developer
2 131 (11.83%) Analyst
3 112 (10.12%) Consultant
4 96 (8.67%) Architect
5 78 (7.05%) Project Manager
6 35 (3.16%) Java Developer
7 31 (2.80%) Business Analyst
8 29 (2.62%) Test Manager
9 28 (2.53%) Support Engineer
10 27 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
11 26 (2.35%) Test Analyst
11 26 (2.35%) Technical Architect
12 23 (2.08%) Designer
13 21 (1.90%) Desktop Support
14 20 (1.81%) Infrastructure Manager
15 18 (1.63%) DBA
16 17 (1.54%) Security Consultant
16 17 (1.54%) Administrator
16 17 (1.54%) PHP Developer
16 17 (1.54%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (7.32%) HTML
2 75 (6.78%) .NET
3 44 (3.97%) CSS
4 41 (3.70%) XML
5 32 (2.89%) ASP.NET
5 32 (2.89%) JSP
6 31 (2.80%) HTML5
7 23 (2.08%) REST
8 22 (1.99%) jQuery
8 22 (1.99%) Web Services
9 21 (1.90%) Spring
10 20 (1.81%) J2EE
11 19 (1.72%) CSS3
12 16 (1.45%) Middleware
13 14 (1.26%) XHTML
13 14 (1.26%) SOAP
14 11 (0.99%) RESTful
14 11 (0.99%) AngularJS
15 10 (0.90%) JSON
15 10 (0.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (6.05%) Open Source
3 44 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 44 (3.97%) CESG
4 29 (2.62%) CESG CLAS
5 25 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.99%) RMADS
6 22 (1.99%) User Experience
7 12 (1.08%) Statistics
7 12 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 11 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (0.90%) CMDB
10 9 (0.81%) Clustering
11 8 (0.72%) Replication
12 7 (0.63%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.54%) PKI
13 6 (0.54%) Animation
13 6 (0.54%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.36%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 146 (13.19%) Windows
2 88 (7.95%) Linux
3 52 (4.70%) UNIX
4 38 (3.43%) Windows XP
5 31 (2.80%) Windows 7
6 29 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.36%) CentOS
10 14 (1.26%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.54%) Solaris
13 4 (0.36%) VMS
13 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.27%) AIX
15 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.090%) SUSE
16 1 (0.090%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (14.18%) ITIL
3 111 (10.03%) PRINCE2
4 103 (9.30%) Project Management
5 85 (7.68%) Service Management
6 84 (7.59%) Scrum
7 75 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
8 67 (6.05%) Service Delivery
9 66 (5.96%) CRM
10 61 (5.51%) Migration
10 61 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (3.79%) TDD
12 40 (3.61%) OO
12 40 (3.61%) Configuration Management
12 40 (3.61%) TOGAF
12 40 (3.61%) Risk Management
12 40 (3.61%) Test Scripting
13 36 (3.25%) Information Assurance
14 35 (3.16%) Change Management
15 34 (3.07%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 110 (9.94%) SQL
2 91 (8.22%) Java
3 80 (7.23%) JavaScript
4 40 (3.61%) C
5 37 (3.34%) PHP
6 34 (3.07%) C#
7 30 (2.71%) Ruby
8 26 (2.35%) PL/SQL
9 18 (1.63%) PowerShell
9 18 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.26%) Python
11 13 (1.17%) VB
12 8 (0.72%) Perl
13 7 (0.63%) Scala
14 6 (0.54%) C++
15 4 (0.36%) PHP5
15 4 (0.36%) VBA
16 3 (0.27%) AWK
16 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 74 (6.68%) DV Cleared
3 52 (4.70%) CTC Cleared
4 47 (4.25%) Degree
5 43 (3.88%) ISTQB
6 36 (3.25%) ISEB
7 29 (2.62%) CISSP
8 20 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (1.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 18 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 12 (1.08%) CCNA
12 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
13 9 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.72%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.63%) CISM
16 6 (0.54%) MAPM
16 6 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.61%) SLA
2 35 (3.16%) QA
3 26 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.54%) COBIT
5 6 (0.54%) GPG13
5 6 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.45%) P3O
7 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.090%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 72 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (1.17%) vSphere
4 7 (0.63%) ISA Server
4 7 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.45%) XenApp
5 5 (0.45%) Nmap
6 4 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.090%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.090%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.090%) vCloud
9 1 (0.090%) Varnish
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 38 (3.43%) Puppet
2 23 (2.08%) SCCM
3 19 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.45%) SCOM
6 13 (1.17%) SCOrch
7 10 (0.90%) Vagrant
8 9 (0.81%) OpenView
9 8 (0.72%) Nessus
9 8 (0.72%) YUM
10 6 (0.54%) Nagios
10 6 (0.54%) DameWare
10 6 (0.54%) OVSD
11 5 (0.45%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.27%) ARCserve
13 3 (0.27%) WSUS
13 3 (0.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 167 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 160 (14.45%) Oracle
3 87 (7.86%) HP
4 78 (7.05%) Cisco
5 50 (4.52%) VMware
6 30 (2.71%) Juniper
7 28 (2.53%) Remedy
8 27 (2.44%) BMC
9 25 (2.26%) Citrix
10 20 (1.81%) IBM
11 18 (1.63%) CheckPoint
12 17 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.17%) Zend
14 12 (1.08%) Siebel
15 11 (0.99%) EMC
15 11 (0.99%) Apple
16 9 (0.81%) Mercator
16 9 (0.81%) Symantec
16 9 (0.81%) F5
17 8 (0.72%) Adobe
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