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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 74 121 132
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +11
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 655 442 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.74% 1.77% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.80% 11.82% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 285 235
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £578 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 14
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.08 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.49% +0.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.24 £12.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £40.00 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%
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
3899 3741 3371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.31% 14.97% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2716 2426 2142
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 89 108
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -7 117 £401 +0.12% 24
Westminster - 4 £575 - 1
Hounslow - 3 £388 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Greenford - 1 £320 - 4
Harrow - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Grays - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1226 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 206 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (15.25%) Microsoft
4 185 (15.09%) Windows
5 170 (13.87%) Oracle
6 160 (13.05%) ITIL
7 134 (10.93%) Linux
8 119 (9.71%) SQL
9 110 (8.97%) Java
10 104 (8.48%) Finance
11 102 (8.32%) Project Management
12 101 (8.24%) PRINCE2
12 101 (8.24%) DV Cleared
13 98 (7.99%) HP
14 95 (7.75%) Service Management
15 93 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
16 89 (7.26%) Scrum
17 86 (7.01%) MS Excel
18 85 (6.93%) .NET
19 81 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
20 79 (6.44%) Migration
20 79 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
21 77 (6.28%) JavaScript
21 77 (6.28%) CRM
21 77 (6.28%) Puppet
22 76 (6.20%) Change Management
23 73 (5.95%) Cisco
23 73 (5.95%) Jenkins
24 71 (5.79%) DevOps
24 71 (5.79%) Active Directory

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 66 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
3 32 (2.61%) MS Exchange
4 26 (2.12%) WebLogic
5 19 (1.55%) JBoss
5 19 (1.55%) Apache
6 16 (1.31%) Confluence
7 13 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
7 13 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.98%) nginx
9 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.82%) Node.js
10 10 (0.82%) SAS
11 9 (0.73%) IIS
11 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 86 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 63 (5.14%) MS Office
3 35 (2.85%) MS Project
4 17 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.57%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 64 (5.22%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
5 19 (1.55%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (1.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 19 (1.55%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (1.31%) Oracle iProcurement
7 14 (1.14%) Oracle Assets
8 12 (0.98%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 7 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
9 7 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.33%) Summit
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.12%) PaaS
2 7 (0.57%) IaaS
3 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.24%) Office 365
5 2 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.16%) SaaS
5 2 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.082%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 68 (5.55%) Firewall
2 61 (4.98%) LAN
3 55 (4.49%) WAN
4 44 (3.59%) DNS
5 40 (3.26%) SAN
6 38 (3.10%) TCP/IP
7 36 (2.94%) VPN
8 32 (2.61%) DHCP
9 27 (2.20%) SSL
10 24 (1.96%) Network Security
11 23 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (1.47%) HTTP
13 16 (1.31%) LDAP
14 14 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
15 12 (0.98%) Internet
16 10 (0.82%) VoIP
16 10 (0.82%) Wireless
16 10 (0.82%) IPsec
17 9 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
3 32 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 28 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (2.04%) MySQL
6 22 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 22 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (1.39%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.06%) Big Data
11 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 9 (0.73%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.57%) Base SAS
14 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.49%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.49%) DB2
16 5 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 73 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 57 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 46 (3.75%) Maven
4 21 (1.71%) JIRA
5 13 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.73%) LoadRunner
7 8 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (0.57%) Toad
8 7 (0.57%) JMeter
8 7 (0.57%) RSpec
8 7 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.57%) Subversion
9 6 (0.49%) GDB
9 6 (0.49%) ClearQuest
9 6 (0.49%) JUnit
10 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.33%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.33%) Ant
General
1 104 (8.48%) Finance
2 57 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 22 (1.79%) Law
4 20 (1.63%) Legal
4 20 (1.63%) Local Government
5 19 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 19 (1.55%) Back Office
6 14 (1.14%) General Ledger
7 8 (0.65%) Marketing
7 8 (0.65%) Banking
8 6 (0.49%) Military
9 5 (0.41%) Publishing
10 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.33%) Advertising
11 3 (0.24%) Electronics
12 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.082%) Games
13 1 (0.082%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.082%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 148 (12.07%) Analyst
2 130 (10.60%) Consultant
3 129 (10.52%) Developer
3 129 (10.52%) Architect
4 82 (6.69%) Project Manager
5 44 (3.59%) Business Analyst
6 40 (3.26%) Support Engineer
7 33 (2.69%) Desktop Engineer
8 30 (2.45%) Desktop Support
9 29 (2.37%) Technical Architect
10 28 (2.28%) Test Manager
10 28 (2.28%) Security Consultant
10 28 (2.28%) Java Developer
11 27 (2.20%) Test Analyst
11 27 (2.20%) Enterprise Architect
11 27 (2.20%) DevOps Engineer
12 23 (1.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 22 (1.79%) DBA
14 20 (1.63%) Senior Developer
14 20 (1.63%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (6.93%) .NET
2 71 (5.79%) HTML
3 46 (3.75%) ASP.NET
4 36 (2.94%) CSS
5 35 (2.85%) JSP
6 34 (2.77%) XML
7 27 (2.20%) Web Services
8 25 (2.04%) HTML5
9 22 (1.79%) Middleware
10 20 (1.63%) Spring
11 19 (1.55%) J2EE
11 19 (1.55%) jQuery
12 17 (1.39%) REST
12 17 (1.39%) CSS3
13 15 (1.22%) RESTful
14 14 (1.14%) JSON
15 13 (1.06%) SOAP
16 12 (0.98%) XSD
17 11 (0.90%) Spring MVC
17 11 (0.90%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (3.83%) Open Source
3 45 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.43%) CESG
5 27 (2.20%) CESG CLAS
6 25 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 24 (1.96%) RMADS
8 17 (1.39%) User Experience
9 15 (1.22%) PKI
10 13 (1.06%) Clustering
11 12 (0.98%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.82%) CMDB
13 10 (0.82%) Replication
13 10 (0.82%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.65%) Statistics
15 6 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
15 6 (0.49%) Algorithms
16 5 (0.41%) Taxonomies
16 5 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 185 (15.09%) Windows
2 134 (10.93%) Linux
3 60 (4.89%) UNIX
4 45 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (3.18%) Windows XP
6 37 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 35 (2.85%) CentOS
9 29 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (2.12%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.22%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.98%) Solaris
13 9 (0.73%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.33%) VMS
17 3 (0.24%) AIX
17 3 (0.24%) Android
18 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (13.05%) ITIL
3 102 (8.32%) Project Management
4 101 (8.24%) PRINCE2
5 95 (7.75%) Service Management
6 93 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (7.26%) Scrum
8 81 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 79 (6.44%) Migration
10 77 (6.28%) CRM
11 76 (6.20%) Change Management
12 71 (5.79%) DevOps
13 67 (5.46%) Service Delivery
14 64 (5.22%) Configuration Management
15 51 (4.16%) Risk Management
16 50 (4.08%) Information Security
17 48 (3.92%) TOGAF
18 44 (3.59%) Test Scripting
19 37 (3.02%) Information Assurance
19 37 (3.02%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (9.71%) SQL
2 110 (8.97%) Java
3 77 (6.28%) JavaScript
4 53 (4.32%) Ruby
5 38 (3.10%) C#
6 36 (2.94%) PHP
6 36 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 35 (2.85%) Shell Script
8 29 (2.37%) C
9 26 (2.12%) Python
10 24 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 22 (1.79%) VB
11 22 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 17 (1.39%) Perl
13 13 (1.06%) C++
14 10 (0.82%) Scala
15 7 (0.57%) VBA
16 6 (0.49%) VC++
17 4 (0.33%) Groovy
18 3 (0.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1226 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 101 (8.24%) DV Cleared
3 62 (5.06%) Degree
4 52 (4.24%) CTC Cleared
5 47 (3.83%) ISTQB
6 41 (3.34%) CISSP
7 35 (2.85%) ISEB
8 24 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 15 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.06%) CCNA
13 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.65%) CCNP
14 8 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.65%) CISM
14 8 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.57%) MCSE
16 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.94%) SLA
2 30 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.20%) QA
4 11 (0.90%) COBIT
5 7 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.49%) GPG13
6 6 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.16%) P3O
9 2 (0.16%) GAAP
10 1 (0.082%) WCAG
System Software
1 71 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.47%) vSphere
4 10 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.41%) Nmap
8 4 (0.33%) Firmware
8 4 (0.33%) XenApp
8 4 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.24%) Xen
9 3 (0.24%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.16%) NFS
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.082%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.082%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.082%) Squid
11 1 (0.082%) Snort
11 1 (0.082%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 77 (6.28%) Puppet
2 43 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (2.77%) SCCM
4 23 (1.88%) Ansible
5 22 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (1.71%) SCOM
7 13 (1.06%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.98%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.65%) Nessus
9 8 (0.65%) Nagios
10 7 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.57%) YUM
11 6 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.49%) OpenView
11 6 (0.49%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.49%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
12 5 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.41%) SCDPM
13 3 (0.24%) DameWare
Vendors
1 187 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 170 (13.87%) Oracle
3 98 (7.99%) HP
4 73 (5.95%) Cisco
5 66 (5.38%) VMware
6 29 (2.37%) Juniper
7 24 (1.96%) BMC
7 24 (1.96%) Remedy
8 22 (1.79%) Citrix
9 20 (1.63%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.47%) Siebel
11 17 (1.39%) Google
12 16 (1.31%) IBM
13 15 (1.22%) EMC
13 15 (1.22%) CheckPoint
14 14 (1.14%) Sophos
15 12 (0.98%) McAfee
15 12 (0.98%) Symantec
15 12 (0.98%) Apple
16 11 (0.90%) Atlassian
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Talent International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
@ITS
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day Negotiable up to £550 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Westminster
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £475.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 - 700 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 days ago