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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 26 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1402 900 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.09% 4.01% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.93% 24.99% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 969 534 578
Average daily rate £450 £414 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.76% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 19
Average hourly rate £17.89 £23.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.23% +22.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £14.70 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.50 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £34.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.05% +52.22%
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
3902 3601 3841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.95% 16.06% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2755 2314 2588
Average daily rate £450 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 90 118
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 164 £481 +20.31% 31
Croydon +9 89 £400 -5.88%
Westminster -2 13 £400 -35.48%
Hammersmith - 7 £436 -
Canary Wharf +6 3 £525 -
Hendon - 3 £400 -
Docklands, London +11 2 - -
Hounslow -3 2 - -
Harrow - 2 - -
Greenford +5 1 - -
Northwood 0 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £403 - 4
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1641 (64.48%) SC Cleared
2 801 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
3 541 (21.26%) DV Cleared
4 429 (16.86%) Java
5 369 (14.50%) Linux
6 338 (13.28%) Windows
7 336 (13.20%) ITIL
8 289 (11.36%) Project Management
9 274 (10.77%) DevOps
10 267 (10.49%) Microsoft
11 266 (10.45%) Finance
12 241 (9.47%) PRINCE2
13 234 (9.19%) SQL
14 209 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 191 (7.50%) Configuration Management
16 189 (7.43%) Scrum
17 188 (7.39%) Oracle
18 186 (7.31%) Puppet
19 166 (6.52%) Unix
20 163 (6.40%) MS Excel
21 162 (6.37%) Change Management
22 161 (6.33%) Git (software)
23 160 (6.29%) CTC Cleared
24 157 (6.17%) Active Directory
25 155 (6.09%) Migration
26 153 (6.01%) Ruby
27 152 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
28 146 (5.74%) VMware
29 145 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
30 143 (5.62%) Risk Management

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 94 (3.69%) Confluence
2 81 (3.18%) SharePoint
3 50 (1.96%) JBoss
4 46 (1.81%) MS Exchange
5 45 (1.77%) Node.js
6 38 (1.49%) nginx
6 38 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.10%) SAS
8 26 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (0.90%) Apache
10 21 (0.83%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
12 19 (0.75%) IIS
13 18 (0.71%) Skype for Business
14 16 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
14 16 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.59%) CMS
16 12 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
17 11 (0.43%) ArcGIS
17 11 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 163 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 120 (4.72%) MS Office
3 90 (3.54%) MS Project
4 35 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 26 (1.02%) HipChat
7 10 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.31%) SPSS
9 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.079%) CPLEX
10 2 (0.079%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.039%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 24 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 13 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.16%) Maximo
7 4 (0.16%) Primavera
7 4 (0.16%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.16%) TradeThru
8 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.079%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.079%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.039%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.039%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 91 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (2.40%) Office 365
3 51 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (1.81%) GitHub
5 43 (1.69%) IaaS
6 28 (1.10%) PaaS
7 21 (0.83%) SaaS
8 19 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.039%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.039%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.039%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 115 (4.52%) Firewall
2 76 (2.99%) WAN
3 75 (2.95%) TCP/IP
4 63 (2.48%) DNS
4 63 (2.48%) LAN
5 59 (2.32%) HTTP
6 49 (1.93%) VPN
7 47 (1.85%) Network Security
8 45 (1.77%) Internet
9 32 (1.26%) SSL
10 30 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
11 25 (0.98%) DHCP
12 23 (0.90%) Intranet
13 19 (0.75%) Wireless
14 16 (0.63%) Broadband
14 16 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (0.63%) LDAP
15 14 (0.55%) SAN
15 14 (0.55%) SMTP
16 13 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
2 103 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 92 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 68 (2.67%) Hadoop
4 68 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 64 (2.51%) NoSQL
6 57 (2.24%) Big Data
7 44 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.30%) GIS
10 32 (1.26%) HBase
11 30 (1.18%) MySQL
12 22 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (0.75%) Redis
15 17 (0.67%) Neo4j
15 17 (0.67%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (0.43%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 161 (6.33%) Git (software)
2 131 (5.15%) Jenkins
3 129 (5.07%) JIRA
4 74 (2.91%) Maven
5 44 (1.73%) Selenium
6 39 (1.53%) Artifactory
7 37 (1.45%) JUnit
8 35 (1.38%) GitLab
9 29 (1.14%) Cucumber
10 28 (1.10%) JMeter
11 25 (0.98%) Subversion
12 22 (0.86%) LoadRunner
13 20 (0.79%) Visual Studio
14 18 (0.71%) Eclipse
14 18 (0.71%) Toad
15 14 (0.55%) IntelliJ
16 12 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (0.43%) HP UFT
17 11 (0.43%) Spock
18 10 (0.39%) Geb
General
1 266 (10.45%) Finance
2 66 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 47 (1.85%) Law
4 36 (1.41%) Legal
5 34 (1.34%) Banking
6 14 (0.55%) Retail
7 10 (0.39%) Marketing
7 10 (0.39%) Publishing
8 7 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.24%) Advertising
9 6 (0.24%) Local Government
10 5 (0.20%) Back Office
10 5 (0.20%) Billing
11 4 (0.16%) Games
12 3 (0.12%) Electronics
13 2 (0.079%) Automotive
13 2 (0.079%) French Language
13 2 (0.079%) German Language
13 2 (0.079%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 385 (15.13%) Architect
2 321 (12.61%) Developer
3 259 (10.18%) Analyst
4 171 (6.72%) Project Manager
5 169 (6.64%) Consultant
6 146 (5.74%) Java Developer
7 103 (4.05%) Business Analyst
7 103 (4.05%) Service Manager
8 91 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
9 87 (3.42%) Designer
10 65 (2.55%) Technical Architect
11 61 (2.40%) Security Architect
12 54 (2.12%) Change Manager
13 53 (2.08%) Delivery Manager
13 53 (2.08%) Enterprise Architect
14 50 (1.96%) Test Manager
15 49 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
16 48 (1.89%) Senior Manager
16 48 (1.89%) Support Engineer
16 48 (1.89%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (4.68%) HTML
2 116 (4.56%) Web Services
3 97 (3.81%) Spring
4 91 (3.58%) CSS
5 86 (3.38%) Hibernate
6 83 (3.26%) RESTful
7 81 (3.18%) J2EE
8 76 (2.99%) .NET
9 56 (2.20%) XML
10 55 (2.16%) REST
11 52 (2.04%) Sensu
12 48 (1.89%) Spring MVC
13 46 (1.81%) Middleware
14 44 (1.73%) jQuery
15 43 (1.69%) HTML5
16 42 (1.65%) SOAP
17 37 (1.45%) Grails
18 31 (1.22%) JSON
19 23 (0.90%) Java EE
19 23 (0.90%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 145 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (4.48%) User Experience
3 86 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 65 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 61 (2.40%) Data Centre
6 39 (1.53%) CESG
6 39 (1.53%) Visualisation
7 26 (1.02%) Public Cloud
8 23 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (0.75%) NHS
9 19 (0.75%) Replication
10 17 (0.67%) Data Integration
10 17 (0.67%) PKI
11 16 (0.63%) Cryptography
11 16 (0.63%) Reference Data
12 14 (0.55%) Computer Science
12 14 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
13 13 (0.51%) CESG CLAS
14 12 (0.47%) CMDB
15 11 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 369 (14.50%) Linux
2 338 (13.28%) Windows
3 166 (6.52%) Unix
4 100 (3.93%) Windows Server
5 63 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (2.28%) CentOS
7 57 (2.24%) Windows 7
8 52 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (1.93%) Ubuntu
10 47 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (1.41%) Mac OS X
12 33 (1.30%) CoreOS
13 29 (1.14%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.86%) Apple iOS
15 19 (0.75%) Windows 10
16 17 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.59%) AIX
17 15 (0.59%) Windows XP
18 12 (0.47%) Android
19 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (13.20%) ITIL
3 289 (11.36%) Project Management
4 274 (10.77%) DevOps
5 241 (9.47%) PRINCE2
6 209 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 191 (7.50%) Configuration Management
8 189 (7.43%) Scrum
9 162 (6.37%) Change Management
10 155 (6.09%) Migration
11 152 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
12 143 (5.62%) Risk Management
13 142 (5.58%) Service Delivery
14 122 (4.79%) Service Management
15 119 (4.68%) Open Source
16 108 (4.24%) Mentoring
17 91 (3.58%) Information Security
18 90 (3.54%) TDD
19 83 (3.26%) UML
20 82 (3.22%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 429 (16.86%) Java
2 234 (9.19%) SQL
3 153 (6.01%) Ruby
4 118 (4.64%) JavaScript
5 114 (4.48%) Python
6 97 (3.81%) C
7 59 (2.32%) Perl
8 54 (2.12%) Bash Shell
8 54 (2.12%) C#
9 48 (1.89%) C++
10 44 (1.73%) Go
11 43 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 41 (1.61%) Groovy
13 40 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 40 (1.57%) Shell Script
14 38 (1.49%) Scala
15 22 (0.86%) PHP
16 14 (0.55%) SAS Macro
17 11 (0.43%) VB
17 11 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1641 (64.48%) SC Cleared
2 541 (21.26%) DV Cleared
3 160 (6.29%) CTC Cleared
4 100 (3.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 80 (3.14%) Degree
6 74 (2.91%) ISEB
7 68 (2.67%) ISTQB
8 61 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 54 (2.12%) BC Cleared
10 48 (1.89%) CISSP
11 40 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
12 38 (1.49%) CLAS
13 35 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 30 (1.18%) CISM
16 25 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
16 25 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (0.94%) PMI Certification
18 23 (0.90%) MBCS
19 19 (0.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 53 (2.08%) QA
3 43 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 43 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (1.38%) SLA
5 16 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 14 (0.55%) RMADS
7 7 (0.28%) COBIT
8 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.16%) ISO20022
10 4 (0.16%) P3O
11 3 (0.12%) GPG13
12 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.079%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.079%) SDET
12 2 (0.079%) WCAG
13 1 (0.039%) BS7799
13 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 97 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (3.69%) Docker
4 33 (1.30%) GlusterFS
5 32 (1.26%) Ceph
6 31 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.55%) vSphere
9 11 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.39%) HDFS
10 10 (0.39%) XenApp
11 8 (0.31%) vCloud
12 6 (0.24%) Samba
12 6 (0.24%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.12%) Sendmail
15 3 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 186 (7.31%) Puppet
2 102 (4.01%) Ansible
3 58 (2.28%) logstash
4 42 (1.65%) ZABBIX
5 41 (1.61%) Kubernetes
5 41 (1.61%) SCCM
6 38 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
7 35 (1.38%) HAProxy
8 33 (1.30%) Graphite
9 32 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
10 30 (1.18%) SCOM
11 28 (1.10%) Kibana
12 23 (0.90%) Salt
13 21 (0.83%) Grafana
13 21 (0.83%) Uchiwa
14 7 (0.28%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.28%) WSUS
15 6 (0.24%) NetBackup
16 5 (0.20%) MIMEsweeper
16 5 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 267 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 188 (7.39%) Oracle
3 146 (5.74%) VMware
4 87 (3.42%) Cisco
5 62 (2.44%) HP
6 57 (2.24%) Atlassian
7 56 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 47 (1.85%) Citrix
9 42 (1.65%) IBM
10 41 (1.61%) CheckPoint
11 32 (1.26%) Juniper
12 25 (0.98%) Cognos
12 25 (0.98%) Remedy
13 23 (0.90%) SAP
14 22 (0.86%) SolarWinds
15 18 (0.71%) Sitecore
16 16 (0.63%) Apple
16 16 (0.63%) ArcSight
16 16 (0.63%) BMC
17 15 (0.59%) ServiceNow
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