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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 94 86 137
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +51
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 516 541 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.19% 2.29% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.16% 14.42% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 321 239
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £371 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.36% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.85 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.93% +4.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+108.33% -14.28%
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
3645 3751 3542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.48% 15.88% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2393 2412 2162
Average daily rate £425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 113 126
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £15.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.40 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 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 -25 78 £425 +10.38% 17
Croydon +1 31 £450 -5.26%
Feltham - 9 £390 -
New Malden - 9 - -
Northwood - 3 - -
Brentford - 2 £135 -
Uxbridge +1 1 - -
Hendon - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 - 2
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1059 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 301 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (18.89%) Windows
4 187 (17.66%) Java
5 152 (14.35%) Linux
6 129 (12.18%) SQL
7 128 (12.09%) SQL Server
8 117 (11.05%) Microsoft
9 110 (10.39%) DV Cleared
10 101 (9.54%) Finance
11 96 (9.07%) JavaScript
12 94 (8.88%) VMware
13 90 (8.50%) HTML
13 90 (8.50%) MS Excel
14 88 (8.31%) Project Management
15 87 (8.22%) Oracle
16 86 (8.12%) Scrum
16 86 (8.12%) Unit Testing
17 80 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
18 78 (7.37%) ETL
18 78 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
19 74 (6.99%) PRINCE2
20 71 (6.70%) ITIL
21 67 (6.33%) Cisco
22 66 (6.23%) Greenplum
23 64 (6.04%) XML
23 64 (6.04%) Firewall
24 63 (5.95%) Requirements Analysis
24 63 (5.95%) JIRA
25 61 (5.76%) Puppet

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 49 (4.63%) Confluence
2 47 (4.44%) JBoss
3 32 (3.02%) Apache
4 29 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 24 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 24 (2.27%) SAS
6 22 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 19 (1.79%) Drupal
8 18 (1.70%) nginx
9 17 (1.61%) MS Exchange
9 17 (1.61%) CMS
10 14 (1.32%) Jetty
11 12 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (1.13%) Node.js
11 12 (1.13%) Mule ESB
12 11 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.94%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.85%) WildFly
14 9 (0.85%) IIS
15 8 (0.76%) Alfresco
Applications
1 90 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.44%) MS Office
3 42 (3.97%) MS Project
4 15 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.094%) Revit
6 1 (0.094%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.094%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.094%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.57%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.28%) Agresso
9 3 (0.28%) TRIRIGA
9 3 (0.28%) Primavera
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle TCA
10 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.42%) GitHub
3 13 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.13%) PaaS
4 12 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.76%) IaaS
6 8 (0.76%) Office 365
7 7 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.66%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.57%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.47%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.28%) SaaS
11 1 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 64 (6.04%) Firewall
2 38 (3.59%) LAN
3 35 (3.31%) SAN
4 33 (3.12%) WAN
5 30 (2.83%) DNS
6 26 (2.46%) HTTP
7 24 (2.27%) VPN
8 23 (2.17%) DHCP
9 20 (1.89%) Network Security
9 20 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (1.51%) Internet
11 12 (1.13%) TCP/IP
12 10 (0.94%) LDAP
13 9 (0.85%) IPsec
14 8 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
14 8 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (0.66%) Intranet
15 7 (0.66%) VLAN
15 7 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.91%) MySQL
3 46 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (3.12%) MongoDB
6 23 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 21 (1.98%) WhereScape RED
7 21 (1.98%) Base SAS
7 21 (1.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 18 (1.70%) HBase
9 17 (1.61%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.61%) Star Schema
10 16 (1.51%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.23%) Redis
12 11 (1.04%) Big Data
13 10 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.85%) CloverETL
15 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 63 (5.95%) JIRA
2 60 (5.67%) Jenkins
3 46 (4.34%) Git (software)
4 38 (3.59%) Maven
5 23 (2.17%) Cucumber
6 19 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (1.70%) Selenium
8 16 (1.51%) JUnit
9 15 (1.42%) IntelliJ
9 15 (1.42%) Spock
9 15 (1.42%) Geb
10 14 (1.32%) Artifactory
10 14 (1.32%) JMeter
10 14 (1.32%) LoadRunner
11 12 (1.13%) Subversion
12 11 (1.04%) Gerrit
12 11 (1.04%) SonarQube
13 9 (0.85%) Gradle
13 9 (0.85%) HP UFT
14 8 (0.76%) Ant
General
1 101 (9.54%) Finance
2 30 (2.83%) Law
3 23 (2.17%) Legal
3 23 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 9 (0.85%) Military
5 8 (0.76%) Banking
6 6 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.28%) Marketing
8 3 (0.28%) Billing
8 3 (0.28%) Advertising
8 3 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.094%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.094%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.094%) Back Office
9 1 (0.094%) Electronics
9 1 (0.094%) Retail
9 1 (0.094%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.094%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 252 (23.80%) Developer
2 99 (9.35%) Analyst
3 94 (8.88%) Java Developer
4 83 (7.84%) Architect
5 79 (7.46%) Project Manager
6 71 (6.70%) Consultant
7 46 (4.34%) Business Analyst
8 41 (3.87%) ETL Developer
9 35 (3.31%) Support Engineer
10 33 (3.12%) Network Engineer
11 27 (2.55%) Technical Architect
12 26 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (2.17%) Senior Developer
14 19 (1.79%) DBA
14 19 (1.79%) Web Developer
14 19 (1.79%) Test Manager
15 18 (1.70%) Test Analyst
15 18 (1.70%) Build Engineer
16 17 (1.61%) Delivery Manager
17 16 (1.51%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.50%) HTML
2 64 (6.04%) XML
3 57 (5.38%) CSS
4 55 (5.19%) HTML5
5 52 (4.91%) .NET
6 49 (4.63%) Web Services
7 47 (4.44%) Apache Camel
8 44 (4.15%) J2EE
8 44 (4.15%) JSP
9 41 (3.87%) Spring
9 41 (3.87%) Ajax
10 31 (2.93%) Middleware
11 30 (2.83%) RESTful
12 27 (2.55%) JSON
13 26 (2.46%) ActiveMQ
13 26 (2.46%) Hibernate
14 25 (2.36%) REST
14 25 (2.36%) CSS3
15 23 (2.17%) jQuery
16 22 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 38 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 18 (1.70%) CESG
6 14 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (0.94%) Statistics
7 10 (0.94%) Thin Client
7 10 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 10 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 10 (0.94%) Data Integration
8 9 (0.85%) User Experience
8 9 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
8 9 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (0.76%) RMADS
9 8 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.66%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.57%) W3C
11 6 (0.57%) Biometrics
11 6 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 200 (18.89%) Windows
2 152 (14.35%) Linux
3 51 (4.82%) UNIX
4 43 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (3.87%) Ubuntu
6 38 (3.59%) CentOS
7 31 (2.93%) Windows 7
8 30 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.42%) Windows XP
10 15 (1.42%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.57%) Mac OS X Server
12 6 (0.57%) Android
12 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.47%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.38%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.28%) Solaris
16 2 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (8.31%) Project Management
3 86 (8.12%) Scrum
3 86 (8.12%) Unit Testing
4 80 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (7.37%) ETL
6 74 (6.99%) PRINCE2
7 71 (6.70%) ITIL
8 63 (5.95%) Requirements Analysis
9 61 (5.76%) Configuration Management
10 59 (5.57%) Change Management
11 57 (5.38%) Migration
12 49 (4.63%) Risk Management
12 49 (4.63%) DevOps
13 48 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
13 48 (4.53%) TDD
14 45 (4.25%) CRM
15 43 (4.06%) Open Source
16 41 (3.87%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 187 (17.66%) Java
2 129 (12.18%) SQL
3 96 (9.07%) JavaScript
4 61 (5.76%) Python
5 31 (2.93%) C#
6 23 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 22 (2.08%) Perl
8 21 (1.98%) Ruby
9 20 (1.89%) PHP
9 20 (1.89%) SAS Macro
10 15 (1.42%) Groovy
10 15 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.04%) C
11 11 (1.04%) C++
12 10 (0.94%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.57%) Scala
13 6 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.47%) VBA
14 5 (0.47%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1059 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 110 (10.39%) DV Cleared
3 46 (4.34%) CTC Cleared
4 28 (2.64%) CISSP
4 28 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.98%) ISEB
6 21 (1.98%) Degree
7 19 (1.79%) CCNP
8 18 (1.70%) ISTQB
9 17 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 13 (1.23%) MCSE
11 12 (1.13%) MCSA
11 12 (1.13%) APMP
12 10 (0.94%) CCNA
13 8 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.66%) PMP
14 7 (0.66%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.66%) CISMP
14 7 (0.66%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (1.42%) SLA
3 13 (1.23%) QA
4 8 (0.76%) COBIT
5 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.38%) P3O
7 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.094%) GPG13
7 1 (0.094%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.094%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.32%) Docker
4 13 (1.23%) vCloud
5 12 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (1.04%) XenApp
7 6 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.57%) Squid
7 6 (0.57%) Samba
7 6 (0.57%) Varnish
8 5 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.38%) vSphere
10 3 (0.28%) IAG
11 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.19%) SRDF
12 1 (0.094%) XenServer
12 1 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.094%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.094%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (5.76%) Puppet
2 22 (2.08%) Ansible
3 20 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.79%) SCCM
5 18 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (1.70%) Salt
6 17 (1.61%) ZABBIX
6 17 (1.61%) logstash
7 13 (1.23%) Kibana
8 12 (1.13%) Rundeck
9 10 (0.94%) HAProxy
9 10 (0.94%) SCOM
10 9 (0.85%) WSUS
11 6 (0.57%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.28%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.28%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.28%) Nagios
12 3 (0.28%) Nessus
12 3 (0.28%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 117 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 94 (8.88%) VMware
3 87 (8.22%) Oracle
4 67 (6.33%) Cisco
5 66 (6.23%) Greenplum
6 48 (4.53%) Tableau
7 43 (4.06%) HP
8 38 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.93%) Citrix
10 29 (2.74%) Juniper
11 25 (2.36%) IBM
12 22 (2.08%) CheckPoint
13 20 (1.89%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.70%) Google
15 16 (1.51%) F5
16 14 (1.32%) Splunk
16 14 (1.32%) Pega
17 13 (1.23%) Apple
18 12 (1.13%) EMC
19 11 (1.04%) Dell
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per day + Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Homes and Communities Agency
Rate: From £56,056 to £66,513 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £440 - £441 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £250.00 - £293.70 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 28 days ago