Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
London > Central London
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 86 87
Rank change year-on-year +47 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 184 239 270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 4.82% 2.85% 2.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.58% 20.03% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 142 162
Median daily rate £500 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.50% +4.74%
10th Percentile £275 £160 £182
90th Percentile £650 £638 £675
London median daily rate £513 £525 £510
% change year-on-year -2.38% +2.94% +7.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.43% +87.17% +15.90%
10th Percentile £12.75 £35.00 £15.13
90th Percentile £14.25 £35.00 £21.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% +0.01%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 622 1,193 1,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.30% 14.20% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 794 919
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £272
90th Percentile £638 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 52
Median hourly rate £33.75 £25.09 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.52% +31.36% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.24 £12.25 £14.79
90th Percentile £52.25 £47.40 £53.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year - +64.71% -15.00%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Central London

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Central London.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Central London

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Central London over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Central London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Central London

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Central London region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +58 146 £506 +1.25% 9
City of Westminster +14 16 £444 -14.62%
West End of London +15 7 £488 -15.22%
SC Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 184 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (18.48%) DevOps
4 30 (16.30%) Public Sector
5 26 (14.13%) Microsoft
5 26 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (13.59%) AWS
7 24 (13.04%) Azure
8 23 (12.50%) Java
8 23 (12.50%) Windows
9 22 (11.96%) Linux
10 20 (10.87%) SQL
11 17 (9.24%) Oracle
11 17 (9.24%) Migration
12 16 (8.70%) Jenkins
12 16 (8.70%) Kubernetes
12 16 (8.70%) Python
13 15 (8.15%) Test Automation
13 15 (8.15%) Terraform
14 14 (7.61%) PMO
14 14 (7.61%) Git (software)
14 14 (7.61%) Office 365
14 14 (7.61%) Docker
14 14 (7.61%) .NET
15 13 (7.07%) Web Services
15 13 (7.07%) SQL Server
15 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (6.52%) Ansible
17 11 (5.98%) Big Data
17 11 (5.98%) JIRA

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.98%) Confluence
2 7 (3.80%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.63%) SAS
3 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.09%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) Apache
5 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.54%) Drupal
5 1 (0.54%) JBoss
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.09%) Figma
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.59%) AWS
2 24 (13.04%) Azure
3 14 (7.61%) Office 365
4 7 (3.80%) GitHub
5 5 (2.72%) PaaS
6 4 (2.17%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.17%) SaaS
6 4 (2.17%) Serverless
7 3 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.63%) IaaS
8 2 (1.09%) GCP
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.54%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.17%) Firewall
2 3 (1.63%) Network Security
3 1 (0.54%) DNS
3 1 (0.54%) H.323
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) Intranet
3 1 (0.54%) ISDN
3 1 (0.54%) MPLS
3 1 (0.54%) Q.931
3 1 (0.54%) SCCP
3 1 (0.54%) Skype
3 1 (0.54%) VPN
3 1 (0.54%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.98%) Big Data
3 5 (2.72%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.17%) Power BI
5 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.09%) MySQL
5 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.54%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.61%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.98%) JIRA
4 6 (3.26%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.72%) GitLab
6 4 (2.17%) Selenium
7 3 (1.63%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.63%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.63%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.63%) Maven
8 2 (1.09%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.09%) Mockito
8 2 (1.09%) Postman
8 2 (1.09%) Toad
9 1 (0.54%) jMock
9 1 (0.54%) JUnit
9 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (16.30%) Public Sector
2 11 (5.98%) Finance
3 4 (2.17%) Law
4 2 (1.09%) Electronics
4 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.09%) Marketing
4 2 (1.09%) Police
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (14.67%) Developer
2 24 (13.04%) Analyst
3 17 (9.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) Architect
5 11 (5.98%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.43%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.43%) PMO Manager
7 9 (4.89%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.35%) Coordinator
8 8 (4.35%) PMO Coordinator
8 8 (4.35%) PMO Planner
9 7 (3.80%) Consultant
9 7 (3.80%) Risk Manager
10 6 (3.26%) AWS DevOps
10 6 (3.26%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.26%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.72%) Data Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.61%) .NET
2 13 (7.07%) Web Services
3 11 (5.98%) REST
4 7 (3.80%) JSON
5 6 (3.26%) J2EE
5 6 (3.26%) SOAP
6 5 (2.72%) XML
7 4 (2.17%) HTML
7 4 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.63%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.63%) HTML5
8 3 (1.63%) Java EE
8 3 (1.63%) Middleware
8 3 (1.63%) Node.js
8 3 (1.63%) Struts
9 2 (1.09%) LDAP
9 2 (1.09%) OAuth
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.09%) RESTful
9 2 (1.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.35%) User Experience
3 7 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.26%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.09%) Blog
7 1 (0.54%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) SCORM
7 1 (0.54%) Social Media
7 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.50%) Windows
2 22 (11.96%) Linux
3 11 (5.98%) Unix
4 7 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.72%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.63%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.54%) AIX
8 1 (0.54%) Android
8 1 (0.54%) CentOS
8 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.54%) VME
8 1 (0.54%) VMS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (18.48%) DevOps
3 26 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (9.24%) Migration
5 15 (8.15%) Test Automation
6 11 (5.98%) Decision-Making
6 11 (5.98%) Waterfall
7 10 (5.43%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (4.89%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 8 (4.35%) Analytics
9 8 (4.35%) Business Analysis
9 8 (4.35%) Data Analysis
9 8 (4.35%) Project Delivery
9 8 (4.35%) Project Management
9 8 (4.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 7 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (3.80%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (3.80%) Risk Management
10 7 (3.80%) TDD
10 7 (3.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.50%) Java
2 20 (10.87%) SQL
3 16 (8.70%) Python
4 10 (5.43%) C#
5 7 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.72%) Java 8
7 5 (2.72%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.72%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.17%) C
9 3 (1.63%) C++
9 3 (1.63%) Groovy
9 3 (1.63%) PHP
10 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.09%) Perl
10 2 (1.09%) R
11 1 (0.54%) Go
11 1 (0.54%) Ruby
11 1 (0.54%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.26%) AWS Certification
4 5 (2.72%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.63%) CISM
5 3 (1.63%) CISSP
6 2 (1.09%) CCENT
6 2 (1.09%) CCNA
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.09%) CRISC
6 2 (1.09%) Degree
6 2 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.54%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (0.54%) CISA
7 1 (0.54%) CLAS
7 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.54%) PMP
7 1 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.61%) PMO
2 5 (2.72%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.09%) NCSC
4 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.54%) NIST
4 1 (0.54%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.54%) RMADS
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) WCAG
4 1 (0.54%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 14 (7.61%) Docker
2 3 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 15 (8.15%) Terraform
3 12 (6.52%) Ansible
4 5 (2.72%) Istio
4 5 (2.72%) Packer
5 4 (2.17%) Kibana
6 3 (1.63%) Grafana
6 3 (1.63%) logstash
6 3 (1.63%) SCCM
7 2 (1.09%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.54%) Puppet
8 1 (0.54%) WSUS
8 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.24%) Oracle
3 8 (4.35%) VMware
4 5 (2.72%) Cisco
5 4 (2.17%) Citrix
5 4 (2.17%) Cloudera
5 4 (2.17%) Remedy
6 3 (1.63%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.63%) SAP
6 3 (1.63%) Tableau
7 2 (1.09%) BEA
7 2 (1.09%) Informatica
7 2 (1.09%) Pega
7 2 (1.09%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.09%) Teradata
7 2 (1.09%) webMethods
8 1 (0.54%) Ariba
8 1 (0.54%) BMC
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com