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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 79 70 143
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +73
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 535 588 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.53% 2.73% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.87% 16.37% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 310 156
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £117.25 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.92% +556.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £59.05 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £175.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.07%
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
3599 3592 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.04% 16.67% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2438 2270 1858
Average daily rate £425 £415 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 74 122
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.44 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.43 £41.05 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 -53 75 £450 +4.89% 24
Westminster 0 8 £550 -
Uxbridge - 6 £315 -
Hounslow +2 3 £388 +127.94%
Ilford - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Grays - - - -
Greenford - - - - 4
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 190 (16.28%) Windows
3 188 (16.11%) Microsoft
4 184 (15.77%) ITIL
5 179 (15.34%) Oracle
6 169 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (13.02%) Linux
8 139 (11.91%) Java
9 114 (9.77%) Service Management
10 111 (9.51%) SQL
11 106 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
12 100 (8.57%) Project Management
13 99 (8.48%) DV Cleared
14 97 (8.31%) Puppet
14 97 (8.31%) Change Management
15 96 (8.23%) Finance
16 95 (8.14%) MS Excel
17 92 (7.88%) DevOps
18 86 (7.37%) UNIX
18 86 (7.37%) VMware
19 83 (7.11%) HP
20 79 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
21 78 (6.68%) Scrum
21 78 (6.68%) Active Directory
22 77 (6.60%) Migration
22 77 (6.60%) Jenkins
23 74 (6.34%) Cisco
23 74 (6.34%) Degree
24 73 (6.26%) SharePoint
24 73 (6.26%) Firewall

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 73 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.34%) WebLogic
3 32 (2.74%) JBoss
4 23 (1.97%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.20%) Node.js
6 14 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.11%) Confluence
7 13 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.94%) Apache
10 10 (0.86%) IIS
10 10 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (0.86%) nginx
11 9 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.60%) SAS
13 6 (0.51%) Lync
14 5 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 95 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 68 (5.83%) MS Office
3 31 (2.66%) MS Project
4 14 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.60%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.086%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 63 (5.40%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (2.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 29 (2.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 13 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
6 12 (1.03%) Oracle Assets
7 11 (0.94%) Oracle iProcurement
8 10 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.86%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (0.43%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.17%) Summit
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 56 (4.80%) PaaS
2 8 (0.69%) Google Apps
3 7 (0.60%) Office 365
3 7 (0.60%) IaaS
4 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.17%) SaaS
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.086%) GitHub
7 1 (0.086%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.086%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 73 (6.26%) Firewall
2 46 (3.94%) TCP/IP
3 44 (3.77%) LAN
4 43 (3.68%) WAN
5 41 (3.51%) SAN
6 35 (3.00%) DNS
7 31 (2.66%) VPN
7 31 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (2.40%) DHCP
9 26 (2.23%) Network Security
10 19 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (1.54%) SSL
12 17 (1.46%) LDAP
13 15 (1.29%) HTTP
14 14 (1.20%) Internet
15 11 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
16 7 (0.60%) Cisco PIX
16 7 (0.60%) VoIP
17 6 (0.51%) 3GPP
17 6 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
3 38 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 31 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (2.23%) RDBMS
7 24 (2.06%) MySQL
8 22 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (1.46%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (1.11%) Big Data
11 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.60%) Redis
13 7 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 7 (0.60%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.60%) Base SAS
13 7 (0.60%) MS Access
14 6 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 77 (6.60%) Jenkins
2 63 (5.40%) Git (software)
3 59 (5.06%) Maven
4 22 (1.89%) JIRA
5 19 (1.63%) JUnit
6 17 (1.46%) Toad
7 14 (1.20%) ClearCase
8 13 (1.11%) Subversion
8 13 (1.11%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.03%) ClearQuest
10 10 (0.86%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (0.69%) Ant
13 6 (0.51%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.51%) JMeter
13 6 (0.51%) GDB
13 6 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.51%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
15 4 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 96 (8.23%) Finance
2 56 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.14%) Law
4 19 (1.63%) Legal
5 17 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.37%) Local Government
7 14 (1.20%) General Ledger
8 7 (0.60%) Banking
9 6 (0.51%) Marketing
10 5 (0.43%) Back Office
10 5 (0.43%) Publishing
11 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.34%) Advertising
11 4 (0.34%) Electronics
11 4 (0.34%) Military
12 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.086%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.086%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.086%) German Language
13 1 (0.086%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 125 (10.71%) Developer
2 123 (10.54%) Consultant
3 121 (10.37%) Analyst
4 116 (9.94%) Architect
5 76 (6.51%) Project Manager
6 39 (3.34%) Business Analyst
7 36 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 36 (3.08%) Java Developer
8 35 (3.00%) Support Engineer
9 32 (2.74%) Technical Architect
10 30 (2.57%) Security Consultant
11 28 (2.40%) Desktop Support
11 28 (2.40%) Enterprise Architect
12 25 (2.14%) Test Analyst
13 23 (1.97%) Desktop Engineer
14 19 (1.63%) DBA
14 19 (1.63%) Senior Developer
14 19 (1.63%) Test Manager
15 18 (1.54%) Administrator
15 18 (1.54%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (6.08%) HTML
2 69 (5.91%) .NET
3 54 (4.63%) JSP
4 53 (4.54%) ASP.NET
5 39 (3.34%) Web Services
6 38 (3.26%) XML
7 36 (3.08%) J2EE
8 27 (2.31%) Spring
9 23 (1.97%) CSS
10 22 (1.89%) Hibernate
11 19 (1.63%) Middleware
12 18 (1.54%) jQuery
13 16 (1.37%) Struts
14 14 (1.20%) RESTful
15 13 (1.11%) Servlets
15 13 (1.11%) SOAP
16 10 (0.86%) XSD
16 10 (0.86%) HTML5
17 9 (0.77%) JSON
17 9 (0.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.68%) CESG
4 39 (3.34%) Open Source
5 32 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.74%) CESG CLAS
6 27 (2.31%) RMADS
7 19 (1.63%) PKI
8 17 (1.46%) Mathematics
9 13 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 11 (0.94%) CMDB
12 10 (0.86%) Clustering
13 9 (0.77%) Replication
14 8 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
15 7 (0.60%) Smartphone
15 7 (0.60%) Freedom of Information Act
15 7 (0.60%) Biometrics
16 6 (0.51%) iPhone
16 6 (0.51%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 190 (16.28%) Windows
2 152 (13.02%) Linux
3 86 (7.37%) UNIX
4 60 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (4.03%) Windows 7
6 46 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (3.68%) CentOS
8 38 (3.26%) Ubuntu
9 22 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (1.89%) Windows XP
10 20 (1.71%) Windows 8
11 18 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (1.20%) Solaris
13 5 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.43%) Android
13 5 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.26%) AIX
16 1 (0.086%) SUSE
16 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (15.77%) ITIL
2 169 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (9.77%) Service Management
4 106 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
5 100 (8.57%) Project Management
6 97 (8.31%) Change Management
7 92 (7.88%) DevOps
8 79 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (6.68%) Scrum
10 77 (6.60%) Migration
11 71 (6.08%) PRINCE2
11 71 (6.08%) Configuration Management
12 62 (5.31%) Information Security
13 57 (4.88%) Automated Testing
14 56 (4.80%) Service Delivery
15 48 (4.11%) ITSM
16 46 (3.94%) TOGAF
17 44 (3.77%) Risk Management
17 44 (3.77%) CRM
18 41 (3.51%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 139 (11.91%) Java
2 111 (9.51%) SQL
3 67 (5.74%) JavaScript
4 53 (4.54%) Ruby
5 50 (4.28%) Bash Shell
6 36 (3.08%) PL/SQL
7 32 (2.74%) PHP
8 29 (2.49%) Shell Script
9 28 (2.40%) C#
10 26 (2.23%) C
11 24 (2.06%) PowerShell
12 23 (1.97%) Python
13 18 (1.54%) C++
14 17 (1.46%) VB
15 13 (1.11%) Perl
16 8 (0.69%) VBA
17 7 (0.60%) Scala
18 6 (0.51%) VC++
19 5 (0.43%) VBScript
20 3 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 99 (8.48%) DV Cleared
3 74 (6.34%) Degree
4 52 (4.46%) CTC Cleared
5 47 (4.03%) CISSP
5 47 (4.03%) ISTQB
6 44 (3.77%) ISEB
7 31 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 22 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.54%) CCNA
12 16 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (1.29%) MCITP
14 14 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (0.86%) MCSE
16 9 (0.77%) CCNP
17 8 (0.69%) MCP
17 8 (0.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (1.97%) SLA
3 22 (1.89%) QA
4 13 (1.11%) COBIT
5 9 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) GAAP
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.086%) GPG13
System Software
1 78 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 52 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.80%) vSphere
4 9 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.60%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (0.43%) Nmap
7 5 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.43%) XenApp
8 3 (0.26%) vCloud
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.26%) Xen
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.17%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.17%) Firmware
9 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.086%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 97 (8.31%) Puppet
2 53 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (3.43%) Ansible
4 35 (3.00%) SCCM
5 22 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (1.20%) SCOM
7 10 (0.86%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.60%) SCOrch
9 7 (0.60%) Nessus
9 7 (0.60%) ZABBIX
9 7 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.60%) Nagios
10 6 (0.51%) WSUS
11 5 (0.43%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.43%) Salt
11 5 (0.43%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.43%) yum
12 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 188 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 179 (15.34%) Oracle
3 86 (7.37%) VMware
4 83 (7.11%) HP
5 74 (6.34%) Cisco
6 32 (2.74%) Juniper
7 31 (2.66%) Remedy
8 30 (2.57%) Google
9 29 (2.49%) Citrix
10 27 (2.31%) BMC
10 27 (2.31%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.63%) Sophos
12 18 (1.54%) CheckPoint
13 16 (1.37%) McAfee
14 15 (1.29%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.86%) Symantec
15 10 (0.86%) EMC
16 9 (0.77%) IBM
16 9 (0.77%) NetApp
16 9 (0.77%) Siebel
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £320 to £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fuel Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 480 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 8 days ago