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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 73 111 148
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +37
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 657 476 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.85% 1.96% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.07% 12.67% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 295 212
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £614
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 9
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 £13.80 £13.24 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £42.70 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
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
3848 3756 3256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.69% 15.49% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2673 2432 2052
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 85 129
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.40 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 December 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
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 December 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 -23 94 £400 +0.06% 18
Westminster - 5 £563 -
Hounslow - 3 £388 -
Uxbridge - 3 £315 -
Greenford +5 1 £320 - 3
Grays - - - -
Ilford - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wembley - - - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
2 193 (15.74%) Windows
3 192 (15.66%) Microsoft
4 190 (15.50%) ITIL
5 186 (15.17%) Oracle
6 177 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
7 144 (11.75%) Linux
8 123 (10.03%) SQL
9 120 (9.79%) Java
10 109 (8.89%) Service Management
11 107 (8.73%) Project Management
12 105 (8.56%) DV Cleared
13 100 (8.16%) Finance
14 98 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
15 97 (7.91%) MS Excel
16 93 (7.59%) HP
16 93 (7.59%) Change Management
17 88 (7.18%) Puppet
18 83 (6.77%) UNIX
19 80 (6.53%) PRINCE2
20 79 (6.44%) .NET
20 79 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
21 78 (6.36%) HTML
22 76 (6.20%) Active Directory
22 76 (6.20%) Cisco
22 76 (6.20%) DevOps
23 74 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
23 74 (6.04%) JavaScript
24 72 (5.87%) Firewall
24 72 (5.87%) Degree

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 68 (5.55%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 26 (2.12%) JBoss
4 24 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 21 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 14 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (1.14%) nginx
7 12 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.98%) Confluence
8 11 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.90%) Node.js
8 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.82%) Apache
9 10 (0.82%) SAS
10 9 (0.73%) IIS
11 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 97 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 69 (5.63%) MS Office
3 33 (2.69%) MS Project
4 16 (1.31%) 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 71 (5.79%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 27 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 19 (1.55%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (1.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 16 (1.31%) Oracle iProcurement
6 14 (1.14%) Oracle Assets
7 12 (0.98%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 7 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
8 7 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.41%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
13 2 (0.16%) Summit
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.51%) PaaS
2 7 (0.57%) IaaS
3 5 (0.41%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.33%) SaaS
5 3 (0.24%) Office 365
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.082%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.082%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.082%) GitHub
7 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.082%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.87%) Firewall
2 52 (4.24%) LAN
3 48 (3.92%) WAN
4 47 (3.83%) TCP/IP
5 42 (3.43%) DNS
6 38 (3.10%) SAN
7 37 (3.02%) VPN
8 33 (2.69%) DHCP
9 30 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (2.37%) Network Security
11 23 (1.88%) SSL
12 18 (1.47%) HTTP
12 18 (1.47%) LDAP
13 16 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (1.06%) Internet
16 10 (0.82%) IPsec
16 10 (0.82%) Wireless
17 9 (0.73%) VLAN
17 9 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.67%) Oracle Reports
3 41 (3.34%) Oracle Database
4 31 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 29 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (2.12%) MySQL
6 26 (2.12%) RDBMS
7 22 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (1.47%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (0.90%) Big Data
12 10 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.57%) Base SAS
15 6 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.49%) DB2
15 6 (0.49%) Redis
16 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 72 (5.87%) Jenkins
2 57 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 54 (4.40%) Maven
4 22 (1.79%) JIRA
5 19 (1.55%) Toad
6 18 (1.47%) JUnit
7 15 (1.22%) Subversion
8 13 (1.06%) ClearCase
9 12 (0.98%) Eclipse
9 12 (0.98%) ClearQuest
10 10 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (0.82%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.73%) Ant
12 7 (0.57%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.49%) JMeter
13 6 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (0.49%) RSpec
13 6 (0.49%) GDB
13 6 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.41%) Artifactory
General
1 100 (8.16%) Finance
2 58 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 23 (1.88%) Law
4 21 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.39%) Local Government
5 17 (1.39%) Legal
6 14 (1.14%) General Ledger
7 9 (0.73%) Banking
7 9 (0.73%) Back Office
8 8 (0.65%) Military
9 7 (0.57%) Marketing
10 5 (0.41%) Publishing
11 4 (0.33%) Advertising
11 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.24%) Electronics
13 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.082%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.082%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.082%) German Language
14 1 (0.082%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 146 (11.91%) Analyst
2 132 (10.77%) Developer
3 125 (10.20%) Consultant
4 120 (9.79%) Architect
5 80 (6.53%) Project Manager
6 43 (3.51%) Business Analyst
7 40 (3.26%) Support Engineer
8 31 (2.53%) Java Developer
8 31 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
9 30 (2.45%) Security Consultant
10 29 (2.37%) Desktop Support
10 29 (2.37%) Enterprise Architect
11 28 (2.28%) Test Analyst
12 26 (2.12%) Desktop Engineer
13 25 (2.04%) Technical Architect
14 23 (1.88%) Test Manager
14 23 (1.88%) DBA
15 22 (1.79%) Senior Developer
16 21 (1.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 19 (1.55%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.44%) .NET
2 78 (6.36%) HTML
3 55 (4.49%) JSP
4 54 (4.40%) ASP.NET
5 42 (3.43%) XML
6 35 (2.85%) Web Services
7 31 (2.53%) J2EE
8 25 (2.04%) CSS
9 24 (1.96%) Spring
10 21 (1.71%) Hibernate
11 20 (1.63%) Middleware
12 16 (1.31%) jQuery
13 15 (1.22%) HTML5
13 15 (1.22%) Struts
14 13 (1.06%) RESTful
14 13 (1.06%) Servlets
14 13 (1.06%) SOAP
15 11 (0.90%) REST
15 11 (0.90%) XSD
16 8 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.75%) CESG
4 39 (3.18%) Open Source
5 30 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.37%) CESG CLAS
7 22 (1.79%) RMADS
8 19 (1.55%) PKI
9 17 (1.39%) Clustering
10 14 (1.14%) Mathematics
11 13 (1.06%) CMDB
11 13 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (0.90%) Blackberry
12 11 (0.90%) Replication
13 9 (0.73%) User Experience
13 9 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
14 8 (0.65%) Freedom of Information Act
15 6 (0.49%) Statistics
15 6 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 193 (15.74%) Windows
2 144 (11.75%) Linux
3 83 (6.77%) UNIX
4 49 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (3.18%) Windows 7
7 36 (2.94%) CentOS
8 31 (2.53%) Ubuntu
9 30 (2.45%) Windows XP
10 28 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.39%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.06%) Solaris
13 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.33%) VMS
15 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.33%) Android
16 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (15.50%) ITIL
2 177 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (8.89%) Service Management
4 107 (8.73%) Project Management
5 98 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
6 93 (7.59%) Change Management
7 80 (6.53%) PRINCE2
8 79 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 76 (6.20%) DevOps
10 71 (5.79%) Migration
10 71 (5.79%) Scrum
11 64 (5.22%) CRM
11 64 (5.22%) Configuration Management
12 63 (5.14%) Service Delivery
13 58 (4.73%) Information Security
14 48 (3.92%) ITSM
15 47 (3.83%) Automated Testing
16 46 (3.75%) TOGAF
16 46 (3.75%) Risk Management
17 43 (3.51%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (10.03%) SQL
2 120 (9.79%) Java
3 74 (6.04%) JavaScript
4 51 (4.16%) Ruby
5 40 (3.26%) Bash Shell
6 38 (3.10%) PL/SQL
7 36 (2.94%) PHP
7 36 (2.94%) C#
8 35 (2.85%) Shell Script
9 28 (2.28%) Python
10 27 (2.20%) PowerShell
11 26 (2.12%) C
12 19 (1.55%) VB
13 18 (1.47%) Perl
14 13 (1.06%) C++
15 9 (0.73%) VBA
16 7 (0.57%) Scala
17 6 (0.49%) VC++
18 5 (0.41%) VBScript
19 3 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1226 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 105 (8.56%) DV Cleared
3 72 (5.87%) Degree
4 52 (4.24%) ISTQB
5 47 (3.83%) CISSP
6 46 (3.75%) CTC Cleared
7 45 (3.67%) ISEB
8 29 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 25 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 23 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (1.47%) CCNA
12 17 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.98%) CISM
15 9 (0.73%) CCNP
16 8 (0.65%) MCITP
16 8 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 31 (2.53%) SLA
2 28 (2.28%) QA
3 13 (1.06%) COBIT
4 7 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.49%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.49%) GPG13
6 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.16%) GAAP
7 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 76 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.55%) vSphere
4 10 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.49%) Firmware
6 6 (0.49%) Nmap
7 5 (0.41%) XenApp
7 5 (0.41%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.24%) Xen
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.16%) NFS
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.082%) Corosync
11 1 (0.082%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 88 (7.18%) Puppet
2 50 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (3.26%) SCCM
4 31 (2.53%) Ansible
5 22 (1.79%) SCOM
5 22 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (1.14%) Vagrant
6 14 (1.14%) SCOrch
7 9 (0.73%) Nagios
8 8 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.65%) Nessus
9 7 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.49%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (0.41%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.41%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (0.41%) ARCserve
12 4 (0.33%) yum
12 4 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 192 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 186 (15.17%) Oracle
3 93 (7.59%) HP
4 76 (6.20%) Cisco
5 71 (5.79%) VMware
6 33 (2.69%) Remedy
7 32 (2.61%) BMC
8 28 (2.28%) Citrix
8 28 (2.28%) Juniper
9 24 (1.96%) Google
10 18 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.39%) EMC
11 17 (1.39%) Sophos
12 15 (1.22%) McAfee
12 15 (1.22%) IBM
13 14 (1.14%) Symantec
14 13 (1.06%) CheckPoint
15 11 (0.90%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.90%) Apple
16 10 (0.82%) Siebel
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £512.77 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 18 days ago