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 28 September 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 50 78 86
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1011 620 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.43% 2.64% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.95% 16.66% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 374 345
Median daily rate £475 £448 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £302 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £553 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 16
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.58 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £19.63 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.51 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +43.22%
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
4052 3722 3806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.74% 15.88% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2574 2475 2522
Median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 76
Median hourly rate £17.85 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon +5 109 £450 -5.26% 4
City of London +35 92 £453 +6.47% 15
Westminster +3 29 £525 +16.66% 2
Feltham +7 9 £425 +0.59%
Docklands, London +12 3 £563 +80.00%
Hayes -1 1 £193 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £325 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £475 -
Greenford - 1 £275 -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1833 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 593 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (20.08%) DevOps
4 344 (18.77%) Linux
5 262 (14.29%) Puppet
6 254 (13.86%) Docker
7 241 (13.15%) Jenkins
8 222 (12.11%) VMware
9 219 (11.95%) Git (software)
10 211 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
11 210 (11.46%) JIRA
11 210 (11.46%) Scrum
12 206 (11.24%) Java
13 204 (11.13%) ITIL
14 203 (11.07%) PostgreSQL
15 199 (10.86%) Microsoft
16 194 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
17 184 (10.04%) Project Management
18 183 (9.98%) Configuration Management
19 182 (9.93%) Ansible
20 179 (9.77%) Windows
21 178 (9.71%) Oracle
22 175 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
23 167 (9.11%) Finance
24 165 (9.00%) Kubernetes
25 162 (8.84%) Confluence
26 158 (8.62%) Hadoop
26 158 (8.62%) Service Management
27 155 (8.46%) DV Cleared
28 153 (8.35%) Firewall

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 162 (8.84%) Confluence
2 125 (6.82%) Apache
3 116 (6.33%) Elasticsearch
4 86 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 43 (2.35%) nginx
6 34 (1.85%) MS Exchange
7 31 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.47%) OpenStack
9 21 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 21 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (1.09%) IIS
11 18 (0.98%) JBoss
12 16 (0.87%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.65%) Mule ESB
14 11 (0.60%) Drupal
15 10 (0.55%) SAS
16 9 (0.49%) CMS
17 8 (0.44%) Jetty
17 8 (0.44%) WildFly
18 6 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 87 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 81 (4.42%) HipChat
3 75 (4.09%) MS Office
4 42 (2.29%) MS Project
5 30 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (1.20%) MS Visio
7 19 (1.04%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.22%) UserZoom
9 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.055%) Revit
11 1 (0.055%) SPSS
11 1 (0.055%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 20 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.22%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.11%) Primavera
7 2 (0.11%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.055%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.055%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 194 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (4.15%) GitHub
4 50 (2.73%) Office 365
5 33 (1.80%) IaaS
6 29 (1.58%) SaaS
7 21 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.93%) Google Apps
9 16 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (0.71%) PaaS
10 13 (0.71%) Trello
11 11 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.49%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.22%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.22%) Route 53
16 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 153 (8.35%) Firewall
2 103 (5.62%) DNS
3 90 (4.91%) TCP/IP
4 84 (4.58%) OpenLDAP
4 84 (4.58%) SSH
5 80 (4.36%) OpenVPN
6 53 (2.89%) WAN
7 48 (2.62%) LAN
8 45 (2.45%) Network Security
9 41 (2.24%) HTTP
10 39 (2.13%) LDAP
10 39 (2.13%) SSL
11 35 (1.91%) VPN
12 28 (1.53%) IPsec
13 27 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 24 (1.31%) Internet
16 23 (1.25%) Wireless
17 18 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
18 17 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (11.07%) PostgreSQL
2 158 (8.62%) Hadoop
3 58 (3.16%) Big Data
4 57 (3.11%) MongoDB
4 57 (3.11%) MySQL
5 50 (2.73%) NoSQL
6 42 (2.29%) SQL Server
7 34 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 34 (1.85%) Redis
8 30 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.20%) HBase
10 19 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (1.04%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.38%) NonStop SQL
13 6 (0.33%) Adabas
13 6 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.33%) Pentaho
14 4 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 241 (13.15%) Jenkins
2 219 (11.95%) Git (software)
3 210 (11.46%) JIRA
4 100 (5.46%) Maven
5 98 (5.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 89 (4.86%) JUnit
7 88 (4.80%) JIRA Agile
8 87 (4.75%) SonarQube
9 86 (4.69%) Bitbucket
10 81 (4.42%) Ant
11 77 (4.20%) Liquibase
12 34 (1.85%) Artifactory
13 30 (1.64%) Selenium
14 27 (1.47%) GitLab
15 26 (1.42%) Subversion
16 23 (1.25%) Jasmine
17 20 (1.09%) IntelliJ
18 19 (1.04%) Cucumber
18 19 (1.04%) Grunt
19 18 (0.98%) Vagrant
General
1 167 (9.11%) Finance
2 43 (2.35%) Law
3 37 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 21 (1.15%) Publishing
5 11 (0.60%) Banking
5 11 (0.60%) Legal
6 6 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.22%) Advertising
7 4 (0.22%) Back Office
7 4 (0.22%) Retail
8 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.16%) Marketing
9 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.11%) Automotive
9 2 (0.11%) Electronics
9 2 (0.11%) French Language
9 2 (0.11%) German Language
9 2 (0.11%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.11%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 316 (17.24%) Architect
2 244 (13.31%) Developer
3 180 (9.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 146 (7.97%) Analyst
5 145 (7.91%) Consultant
6 83 (4.53%) Project Manager
7 77 (4.20%) Java Developer
8 59 (3.22%) Business Analyst
8 59 (3.22%) Security Architect
9 48 (2.62%) Technical Architect
10 44 (2.40%) Change Manager
10 44 (2.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 42 (2.29%) Data Architect
12 39 (2.13%) Service Manager
13 38 (2.07%) DevOps Consultant
13 38 (2.07%) Senior DevOps
14 36 (1.96%) Lead DevOps
14 36 (1.96%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 35 (1.91%) Infrastructure Architect
16 33 (1.80%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (6.33%) HTML
2 109 (5.95%) CSS
3 100 (5.46%) Web Services
4 98 (5.35%) ELK Stack
5 87 (4.75%) HTML5
6 85 (4.64%) AngularJS
6 85 (4.64%) MCollective
7 83 (4.53%) Software Packaging
8 77 (4.20%) Node.js
9 74 (4.04%) REST
10 66 (3.60%) CSS3
11 58 (3.16%) Spring
12 51 (2.78%) .NET
13 48 (2.62%) RESTful
14 34 (1.85%) Ajax
15 33 (1.80%) XML
16 29 (1.58%) LAMP
17 27 (1.47%) SOAP
18 26 (1.42%) jQuery
19 25 (1.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.09%) Management Information System
3 52 (2.84%) Data Centre
4 47 (2.56%) User Experience
5 32 (1.75%) CESG
6 26 (1.42%) PKI
7 19 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
9 15 (0.82%) Data Integration
9 15 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 12 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
10 12 (0.65%) Freedom of Information Act
10 12 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 12 (0.65%) Private Cloud
10 12 (0.65%) YubiKey
11 11 (0.60%) Biometrics
11 11 (0.60%) Computer Science
11 11 (0.60%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.49%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 344 (18.77%) Linux
2 179 (9.77%) Windows
3 135 (7.36%) CentOS
4 60 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 50 (2.73%) CoreOS
6 47 (2.56%) Unix
7 41 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (1.91%) Ubuntu
9 30 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.36%) Windows 10
11 23 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (1.04%) Android
13 14 (0.76%) RancherOS
14 12 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.60%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.55%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.44%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.38%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (20.08%) DevOps
3 211 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
4 210 (11.46%) Scrum
5 204 (11.13%) ITIL
6 184 (10.04%) Project Management
7 183 (9.98%) Configuration Management
8 175 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 158 (8.62%) Service Management
10 151 (8.24%) Migration
11 137 (7.47%) Open Source
12 131 (7.15%) PRINCE2
13 125 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
14 97 (5.29%) Identity Management
15 95 (5.18%) Coaching
16 93 (5.07%) Change Management
17 80 (4.36%) Case Management
17 80 (4.36%) Workflow
18 72 (3.93%) Information Security
18 72 (3.93%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 206 (11.24%) Java
2 151 (8.24%) Ruby
3 114 (6.22%) SQL
4 111 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 85 (4.64%) Python
6 80 (4.36%) Shell Script
7 51 (2.78%) Scala
8 48 (2.62%) Bash Shell
9 44 (2.40%) Go
10 43 (2.35%) PHP
11 41 (2.24%) C#
12 40 (2.18%) C
13 30 (1.64%) PowerShell
14 25 (1.36%) Perl
15 15 (0.82%) Groovy
15 15 (0.82%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.55%) ES6
17 8 (0.44%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.38%) ECMAScript
18 7 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1833 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 155 (8.46%) DV Cleared
3 126 (6.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 74 (4.04%) CTC Cleared
5 68 (3.71%) CISSP
6 53 (2.89%) Degree
7 48 (2.62%) BC Cleared
8 45 (2.45%) CISM
9 43 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (2.24%) ISEB
11 32 (1.75%) CCNP
12 28 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
14 21 (1.15%) CCNA
14 21 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 20 (1.09%) CLAS
16 17 (0.93%) CISMP
17 16 (0.87%) JNCIA
18 15 (0.82%) CCIE
19 14 (0.76%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.44%) QA
2 62 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 30 (1.64%) SLA
5 27 (1.47%) Data Quality
6 22 (1.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 20 (1.09%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.93%) RMADS
9 14 (0.76%) COBIT
10 9 (0.49%) GPG13
11 8 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.33%) GCP
13 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.22%) ISO20022
14 4 (0.22%) WCAG
15 2 (0.11%) GxP
16 1 (0.055%) BS7799
16 1 (0.055%) HL7
16 1 (0.055%) ISO22301
System Software
1 254 (13.86%) Docker
2 110 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 99 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (5.35%) vCloud
5 82 (4.47%) Squid
6 79 (4.31%) Postfix
7 45 (2.45%) etcd
8 42 (2.29%) flannel
9 32 (1.75%) Hyper-V
10 30 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (1.25%) vSphere
12 18 (0.98%) Ceph
12 18 (0.98%) GlusterFS
13 16 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.60%) HDFS
15 10 (0.55%) Corosync
16 9 (0.49%) KVM
16 9 (0.49%) Xen
17 7 (0.38%) Oracle Clusterware
18 5 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 262 (14.29%) Puppet
2 182 (9.93%) Ansible
3 165 (9.00%) Kubernetes
4 120 (6.55%) logstash
5 108 (5.89%) ZABBIX
6 102 (5.56%) Kibana
7 96 (5.24%) Terraform
8 94 (5.13%) Rancher
9 54 (2.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 38 (2.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 37 (2.02%) HAProxy
12 35 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (1.31%) SCCM
13 24 (1.31%) SCOM
14 20 (1.09%) rkt
15 18 (0.98%) Consul
16 16 (0.87%) Nessus
17 15 (0.82%) Graphite
17 15 (0.82%) Mesos
17 15 (0.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 222 (12.11%) VMware
2 199 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 178 (9.71%) Oracle
4 117 (6.38%) Atlassian
5 98 (5.35%) Cisco
6 87 (4.75%) Sonatype
7 47 (2.56%) Juniper
8 39 (2.13%) CheckPoint
9 32 (1.75%) Hortonworks
9 32 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 26 (1.42%) F5
11 25 (1.36%) Remedy
12 24 (1.31%) Google
13 22 (1.20%) Palo Alto
13 22 (1.20%) Splunk
14 20 (1.09%) IBM
15 19 (1.04%) Adobe
16 18 (0.98%) Apple
16 18 (0.98%) Citrix
17 17 (0.93%) HP
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Excellent daily rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £475 - £490 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £485 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £515 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Ebury
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Excellent (£)
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £530 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago