The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 29 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 52 53 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 830 799 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.78% 3.51% 3.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.06% 21.66% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 539 384
Average daily rate
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£425 £431 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £372
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 32
Average hourly rate £34.00 £18.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -56.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.00 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -22.41%
Security 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
3449 3689 3257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.73% 16.19% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2238 2517 1934
Average daily rate £415 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 123 125
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £54.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in London

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the London region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in London

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in London

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the London region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in London

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Security 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 Security Cleared within the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -24 172 £425 - 25
Croydon +4 17 £406 -9.72%
New Malden - 17 - -
Feltham - 14 £390 -
Hounslow - 6 £413 - 1
Northwood - 3 - -
Brentford - 2 £330 -
Greenford +5 1 - -
Uxbridge +2 1 - -
Westminster -2 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £165 -
Hendon - 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 1042 (58.34%) SC Cleared
2 440 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (23.91%) DV Cleared
4 361 (20.21%) Windows
5 327 (18.31%) Java
6 289 (16.18%) Linux
7 282 (15.79%) Oracle
8 245 (13.72%) Microsoft
9 231 (12.93%) SQL
10 210 (11.76%) ITIL
11 190 (10.64%) SQL Server
12 172 (9.63%) Finance
13 162 (9.07%) Scrum
14 156 (8.73%) JavaScript
15 153 (8.57%) VMware
16 150 (8.40%) Project Management
17 149 (8.34%) HTML
18 148 (8.29%) MS Excel
19 138 (7.73%) UNIX
20 128 (7.17%) .NET
21 122 (6.83%) Active Directory
22 121 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
23 118 (6.61%) Puppet
24 117 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
25 106 (5.94%) J2EE
25 106 (5.94%) XML
26 105 (5.88%) C#
27 104 (5.82%) Web Services
27 104 (5.82%) PRINCE2
28 103 (5.77%) Migration

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 89 (4.98%) WebLogic
2 62 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 55 (3.08%) JBoss
4 40 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 39 (2.18%) WebSphere
6 38 (2.13%) Confluence
7 26 (1.46%) Apache
7 26 (1.46%) MS Exchange
8 25 (1.40%) IIS
9 22 (1.23%) nginx
10 21 (1.18%) Node.js
11 20 (1.12%) CMS
12 16 (0.90%) SAS
13 15 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.84%) Drupal
14 14 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.78%) WildFly
15 13 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
15 13 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
16 12 (0.67%) Alfresco
Applications
1 148 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 86 (4.82%) MS Office
3 49 (2.74%) MS Project
4 16 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.17%) Revit
8 3 (0.17%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.056%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 38 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 30 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 21 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 20 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.73%) Maximo
7 10 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.22%) SAP WM
11 3 (0.17%) TRIRIGA
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
12 2 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
12 2 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
12 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.90%) PaaS
2 24 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (0.90%) GitHub
5 14 (0.78%) Office 365
6 12 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.56%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.45%) SaaS
9 7 (0.39%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.34%) IaaS
11 5 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.22%) Google Drive
12 4 (0.22%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.056%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 94 (5.26%) Firewall
2 62 (3.47%) DNS
2 62 (3.47%) SAN
3 57 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 47 (2.63%) LAN
5 46 (2.58%) DHCP
6 42 (2.35%) HTTP
7 40 (2.24%) WAN
8 39 (2.18%) VPN
9 34 (1.90%) Internet
10 30 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (1.40%) Network Security
12 24 (1.34%) LDAP
13 14 (0.78%) Cisco PIX
13 14 (0.78%) Intranet
14 13 (0.73%) SSL
15 12 (0.67%) FTP
16 11 (0.62%) NAS
16 11 (0.62%) Ethernet
16 11 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.20%) MySQL
3 72 (4.03%) Oracle Database
4 54 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 54 (3.02%) MongoDB
5 44 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (2.13%) NoSQL
8 35 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 34 (1.90%) Hadoop
10 27 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (1.29%) Big Data
13 21 (1.18%) WhereScape RED
14 18 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (1.01%) Star Schema
15 16 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 88 (4.93%) JIRA
2 77 (4.31%) Jenkins
3 54 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 54 (3.02%) Maven
4 44 (2.46%) JUnit
5 40 (2.24%) Eclipse
6 36 (2.02%) Ant
7 34 (1.90%) Subversion
8 28 (1.57%) Selenium
9 26 (1.46%) Gradle
9 26 (1.46%) Artifactory
10 22 (1.23%) JMeter
11 19 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (1.06%) ClearCase
12 16 (0.90%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (0.78%) Toad
14 14 (0.78%) Mercurial
14 14 (0.78%) SonarQube
15 12 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 172 (9.63%) Finance
2 64 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.18%) Legal
4 27 (1.51%) Law
5 17 (0.95%) Banking
6 12 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.39%) Military
7 7 (0.39%) Marketing
8 5 (0.28%) Publishing
9 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.17%) Advertising
11 2 (0.11%) Local Government
11 2 (0.11%) Billing
11 2 (0.11%) Electronics
11 2 (0.11%) Back Office
12 1 (0.056%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.056%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.056%) Front Office
12 1 (0.056%) Retail
Job Titles
1 350 (19.60%) Developer
2 159 (8.90%) Analyst
3 152 (8.51%) Consultant
4 140 (7.84%) Architect
5 134 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 97 (5.43%) Project Manager
7 55 (3.08%) Business Analyst
8 53 (2.97%) Support Engineer
9 46 (2.58%) Administrator
10 41 (2.30%) Technical Architect
11 40 (2.24%) Senior Developer
12 38 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
13 37 (2.07%) Network Engineer
13 37 (2.07%) Tester
14 34 (1.90%) ETL Developer
15 31 (1.74%) Test Analyst
16 29 (1.62%) DBA
17 27 (1.51%) Systems Administrator
17 27 (1.51%) Desktop Support
17 27 (1.51%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (8.34%) HTML
2 128 (7.17%) .NET
3 106 (5.94%) J2EE
3 106 (5.94%) XML
4 104 (5.82%) Web Services
5 82 (4.59%) CSS
6 75 (4.20%) JSP
7 61 (3.42%) HTML5
8 60 (3.36%) Hibernate
9 56 (3.14%) Spring
10 55 (3.08%) ASP.NET
11 47 (2.63%) Middleware
12 42 (2.35%) Ajax
13 41 (2.30%) jQuery
14 34 (1.90%) RESTful
15 32 (1.79%) CSS3
16 28 (1.57%) .NET Framework
16 28 (1.57%) Apache Camel
17 26 (1.46%) JSON
18 25 (1.40%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 117 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 64 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.18%) User Experience
5 34 (1.90%) Visualisation
6 27 (1.51%) CESG
7 22 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.12%) NHS
9 19 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (1.01%) Blackberry
11 17 (0.95%) CMDB
12 16 (0.90%) Fat Client
12 16 (0.90%) Thin Client
12 16 (0.90%) Replication
13 15 (0.84%) CESG CLAS
14 14 (0.78%) Computer Science
15 13 (0.73%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.73%) RMADS
16 10 (0.56%) Data Integration
16 10 (0.56%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 361 (20.21%) Windows
2 289 (16.18%) Linux
3 138 (7.73%) UNIX
4 76 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (3.42%) Windows 7
6 56 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (2.63%) Ubuntu
8 47 (2.63%) CentOS
9 33 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.34%) Windows 8
11 23 (1.29%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.73%) Solaris
13 12 (0.67%) AIX
14 10 (0.56%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.50%) Android
16 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
16 6 (0.34%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (11.76%) ITIL
3 162 (9.07%) Scrum
4 150 (8.40%) Project Management
5 121 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (5.82%) PRINCE2
7 103 (5.77%) Migration
7 103 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 102 (5.71%) DevOps
9 101 (5.66%) Change Management
10 100 (5.60%) Configuration Management
11 94 (5.26%) Service Management
12 91 (5.10%) Unit Testing
13 81 (4.54%) Open Source
14 79 (4.42%) ETL
15 75 (4.20%) Service Delivery
16 62 (3.47%) TDD
17 57 (3.19%) OO
18 56 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
19 54 (3.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 327 (18.31%) Java
2 231 (12.93%) SQL
3 156 (8.73%) JavaScript
4 105 (5.88%) C#
5 86 (4.82%) Python
6 54 (3.02%) PL/SQL
7 53 (2.97%) Bash Shell
8 46 (2.58%) Shell Script
9 45 (2.52%) C
10 41 (2.30%) Ruby
11 33 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 32 (1.79%) Perl
13 22 (1.23%) PHP
14 19 (1.06%) C++
15 13 (0.73%) VBA
16 11 (0.62%) Scala
16 11 (0.62%) SAS Macro
17 10 (0.56%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.45%) VB
19 7 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1042 (58.34%) SC Cleared
2 427 (23.91%) DV Cleared
3 59 (3.30%) Degree
4 58 (3.25%) CTC Cleared
5 44 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (2.02%) CISSP
7 28 (1.57%) ISEB
7 28 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 28 (1.57%) BC Cleared
8 26 (1.46%) ISTQB
9 24 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (1.23%) CCNA
11 21 (1.18%) CCNP
12 19 (1.06%) MCSE
13 17 (0.95%) MCITP
14 16 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 13 (0.73%) MCSA
15 13 (0.73%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.90%) SLA
2 33 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.62%) QA
4 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.39%) COBIT
6 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.28%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) P3O
9 1 (0.056%) GPG13
9 1 (0.056%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.056%) HL7
9 1 (0.056%) DICOM
9 1 (0.056%) JSP 440
System Software
1 122 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 86 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (0.95%) vSphere
4 17 (0.95%) XenApp
5 15 (0.84%) vCloud
6 12 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.67%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.45%) Docker
9 7 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.34%) Samba
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle Clusterware
11 5 (0.28%) Firmware
11 5 (0.28%) Squid
12 4 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.22%) Varnish
13 3 (0.17%) IAG
Systems Management
1 118 (6.61%) Puppet
2 52 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (2.35%) SCCM
4 41 (2.30%) Ansible
5 21 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (1.06%) SCOM
7 18 (1.01%) Rundeck
8 17 (0.95%) Salt
9 16 (0.90%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.78%) WSUS
11 10 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (0.56%) Kibana
11 10 (0.56%) HAProxy
11 10 (0.56%) logstash
12 9 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.39%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.34%) Data Guard
15 5 (0.28%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.28%) Oracle Flashback
15 5 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 282 (15.79%) Oracle
2 245 (13.72%) Microsoft
3 153 (8.57%) VMware
4 99 (5.54%) Cisco
5 87 (4.87%) Red Hat
6 82 (4.59%) HP
7 56 (3.14%) Greenplum
8 54 (3.02%) Citrix
9 51 (2.86%) Tableau
10 43 (2.41%) Google
11 38 (2.13%) Remedy
12 33 (1.85%) CheckPoint
13 32 (1.79%) IBM
14 31 (1.74%) Juniper
15 26 (1.46%) Atlassian
16 24 (1.34%) Dell
16 24 (1.34%) BMC
17 23 (1.29%) NetApp
18 18 (1.01%) Sybase
18 18 (1.01%) Apple
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hudson IT
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
South West London
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £25 - £50 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 35-40 Per Hour call for details
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £380 - 450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago