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 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 76 123 134
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +11
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 626 434 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.64% 1.78% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.27% 11.88% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 278 226
Average daily rate
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£425 £403 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £239 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 15
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.87 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.71% -7.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.24 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £40.25 £47.70
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
3847 3654 3315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.20% 14.95% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2384 2092
Average daily rate £425 £410 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -1.08%
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 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 84 121
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 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £41.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -5 106 £401 +0.12% 23
Westminster - 4 £575 - 1
Hounslow - 3 £388 -
Uxbridge - 2 £315 - 1
New Malden - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £320 - 5
Harrow - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Grays - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 1224 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 208 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (15.20%) Microsoft
4 184 (15.03%) Windows
5 171 (13.97%) Oracle
6 163 (13.32%) ITIL
7 135 (11.03%) Linux
8 117 (9.56%) SQL
9 113 (9.23%) Java
10 104 (8.50%) Finance
10 104 (8.50%) DV Cleared
11 101 (8.25%) Project Management
12 97 (7.92%) HP
12 97 (7.92%) PRINCE2
13 96 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
14 93 (7.60%) Service Management
15 89 (7.27%) Scrum
16 87 (7.11%) MS Excel
17 86 (7.03%) .NET
18 81 (6.62%) Puppet
19 80 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
19 80 (6.54%) Change Management
20 78 (6.37%) Migration
21 77 (6.29%) JavaScript
21 77 (6.29%) CRM
22 76 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
23 73 (5.96%) DevOps
23 73 (5.96%) Jenkins
24 72 (5.88%) Active Directory
25 71 (5.80%) Cisco

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 63 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 31 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 25 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 21 (1.72%) JBoss
6 19 (1.55%) Apache
7 15 (1.23%) Confluence
8 13 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
9 12 (0.98%) nginx
10 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.82%) SAS
11 10 (0.82%) Node.js
11 10 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 87 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 64 (5.23%) MS Office
3 35 (2.86%) MS Project
4 15 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.57%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 65 (5.31%) 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 General Ledger
5 19 (1.55%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (1.55%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (1.31%) Oracle iProcurement
7 14 (1.14%) Oracle Assets
8 12 (0.98%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 7 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
9 7 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
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 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.61%) PaaS
2 7 (0.57%) IaaS
3 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.25%) Office 365
5 2 (0.16%) SaaS
5 2 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.082%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.082%) GitHub
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 68 (5.56%) Firewall
2 57 (4.66%) LAN
3 54 (4.41%) WAN
4 43 (3.51%) DNS
5 41 (3.35%) SAN
6 39 (3.19%) TCP/IP
7 35 (2.86%) VPN
8 31 (2.53%) DHCP
9 26 (2.12%) 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 13 (1.06%) Internet
16 12 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
17 10 (0.82%) Wireless
17 10 (0.82%) IPsec
17 10 (0.82%) VoIP
18 9 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.35%) Oracle Reports
3 31 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (2.12%) MySQL
6 22 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 20 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (1.31%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (1.06%) Big Data
12 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 9 (0.74%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.57%) Base SAS
16 6 (0.49%) DB2
16 6 (0.49%) Data Mining
17 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 73 (5.96%) Jenkins
2 60 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 48 (3.92%) Maven
4 20 (1.63%) JIRA
5 14 (1.14%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 8 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.57%) RSpec
8 7 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.57%) Toad
8 7 (0.57%) JMeter
9 6 (0.49%) ClearQuest
9 6 (0.49%) JUnit
9 6 (0.49%) GDB
9 6 (0.49%) Subversion
10 4 (0.33%) RequisitePro
10 4 (0.33%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.25%) Capybara
General
1 104 (8.50%) Finance
2 56 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 22 (1.80%) Law
4 20 (1.63%) Legal
4 20 (1.63%) Local Government
5 19 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.39%) Back Office
7 14 (1.14%) General Ledger
8 8 (0.65%) Banking
8 8 (0.65%) Military
8 8 (0.65%) Marketing
9 6 (0.49%) Publishing
10 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.33%) Advertising
11 3 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.082%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.082%) German Language
13 1 (0.082%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (12.09%) Analyst
2 130 (10.62%) Consultant
3 129 (10.54%) Architect
4 128 (10.46%) Developer
5 80 (6.54%) Project Manager
6 44 (3.59%) Business Analyst
7 41 (3.35%) Support Engineer
8 32 (2.61%) Desktop Engineer
9 29 (2.37%) Security Consultant
9 29 (2.37%) Java Developer
9 29 (2.37%) Desktop Support
9 29 (2.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (2.29%) Test Analyst
10 28 (2.29%) Technical Architect
11 27 (2.21%) Enterprise Architect
12 24 (1.96%) Test Manager
13 23 (1.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 21 (1.72%) DBA
15 20 (1.63%) Senior Developer
15 20 (1.63%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (7.03%) .NET
2 70 (5.72%) HTML
3 47 (3.84%) ASP.NET
4 36 (2.94%) JSP
5 35 (2.86%) CSS
6 33 (2.70%) XML
7 26 (2.12%) Web Services
8 25 (2.04%) HTML5
9 22 (1.80%) Middleware
10 20 (1.63%) Spring
11 19 (1.55%) jQuery
11 19 (1.55%) J2EE
12 18 (1.47%) REST
13 17 (1.39%) CSS3
14 15 (1.23%) RESTful
15 14 (1.14%) SOAP
16 12 (0.98%) XSD
16 12 (0.98%) Spring MVC
16 12 (0.98%) JSON
17 11 (0.90%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.08%) Open Source
3 44 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 43 (3.51%) CESG
5 27 (2.21%) CESG CLAS
6 25 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 24 (1.96%) RMADS
8 16 (1.31%) PKI
8 16 (1.31%) User Experience
9 14 (1.14%) Clustering
10 12 (0.98%) Mathematics
11 11 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.82%) Replication
12 10 (0.82%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.82%) CMDB
13 7 (0.57%) Statistics
14 6 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
14 6 (0.49%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.41%) Freedom of Information Act
15 5 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 184 (15.03%) Windows
2 135 (11.03%) Linux
3 64 (5.23%) UNIX
4 47 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (3.02%) CentOS
5 37 (3.02%) Windows XP
6 34 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 29 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (2.29%) Ubuntu
9 15 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.98%) Solaris
11 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.57%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.33%) VMS
14 3 (0.25%) Android
14 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.25%) AIX
15 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (13.32%) ITIL
3 101 (8.25%) Project Management
4 97 (7.92%) PRINCE2
5 96 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
6 93 (7.60%) Service Management
7 89 (7.27%) Scrum
8 80 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 80 (6.54%) Change Management
9 78 (6.37%) Migration
10 77 (6.29%) CRM
11 73 (5.96%) DevOps
12 65 (5.31%) Service Delivery
13 64 (5.23%) Configuration Management
14 52 (4.25%) Risk Management
14 52 (4.25%) Information Security
15 48 (3.92%) TOGAF
16 45 (3.68%) Test Scripting
17 38 (3.10%) Knowledge Management
17 38 (3.10%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 117 (9.56%) SQL
2 113 (9.23%) Java
3 77 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 55 (4.49%) Ruby
5 38 (3.10%) Bash Shell
6 37 (3.02%) C#
6 37 (3.02%) PHP
7 35 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 30 (2.45%) C
9 26 (2.12%) Python
10 24 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 22 (1.80%) VB
12 21 (1.72%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.39%) Perl
14 12 (0.98%) C++
15 10 (0.82%) Scala
16 7 (0.57%) VBA
17 6 (0.49%) VC++
18 4 (0.33%) Groovy
19 3 (0.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1224 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 104 (8.50%) DV Cleared
3 61 (4.98%) Degree
4 50 (4.08%) CTC Cleared
5 48 (3.92%) ISTQB
6 41 (3.35%) CISSP
7 36 (2.94%) ISEB
8 24 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 16 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.06%) CCNA
14 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.65%) CISM
15 8 (0.65%) CCNP
15 8 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
15 8 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.57%) MCSE
17 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.86%) SLA
2 31 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.21%) QA
4 12 (0.98%) COBIT
5 7 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.49%) GPG13
7 5 (0.41%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.33%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.16%) GAAP
11 1 (0.082%) WCAG
System Software
1 72 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.47%) vSphere
4 10 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.41%) Nmap
7 5 (0.41%) Firmware
8 4 (0.33%) XenApp
8 4 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.25%) Xen
10 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.16%) NFS
11 1 (0.082%) LXC
11 1 (0.082%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.082%) Snort
11 1 (0.082%) Squid
11 1 (0.082%) Varnish
11 1 (0.082%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 81 (6.62%) Puppet
2 45 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (2.78%) SCCM
4 25 (2.04%) Ansible
5 22 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (1.72%) SCOM
7 13 (1.06%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.98%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.65%) Nagios
9 8 (0.65%) Nessus
10 7 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.49%) YUM
11 6 (0.49%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.49%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.41%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.33%) OpenView
14 3 (0.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 186 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 171 (13.97%) Oracle
3 97 (7.92%) HP
4 71 (5.80%) Cisco
5 65 (5.31%) VMware
6 29 (2.37%) Juniper
7 24 (1.96%) Remedy
7 24 (1.96%) BMC
8 21 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 21 (1.72%) Citrix
9 18 (1.47%) Siebel
10 17 (1.39%) Google
11 16 (1.31%) IBM
11 16 (1.31%) EMC
12 14 (1.14%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.14%) Sophos
13 12 (0.98%) McAfee
13 12 (0.98%) Symantec
14 11 (0.90%) Apple
15 10 (0.82%) Atlassian
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: 54 minutes ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £275 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Westminster
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £475.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 - 700 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 27 days ago