Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 90 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 245 267 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.90% 2.93% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.90% 20.65% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 155 130
Central London median daily rate £525 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -5.00%
10th Percentile £160 £200 £297
90th Percentile £650 £675 £614
London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 31 12
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% +15.90% -5.09%
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +87.17% +0.03% +2.76%

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 1,172 1,293 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.87% 14.17% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 929 763
Central London median daily rate £510 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +9.65% +1.33%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £688 £644
London median daily rate £513 £500 £471
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.10% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 56 21
Central London median hourly rate £21.18 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.26% +5.23% -18.41%
10th Percentile £12.05 £14.13 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.20 £51.00 £25.04
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £24.68
% change year-on-year +64.71% -13.90% +24.96%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Central London

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Central London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Central London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor 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 26 June 2019. 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 +13 151 £500 +11.11% 10
City of Westminster -10 34 £550 +18.28% 1
West End of London +14 20 £588 -6.37%
SC Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 245 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (17.14%) Java
5 40 (16.33%) Migration
6 39 (15.92%) Python
7 36 (14.69%) DevOps
8 34 (13.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (13.47%) Linux
10 29 (11.84%) Kubernetes
11 26 (10.61%) Microservices
12 25 (10.20%) Ansible
12 25 (10.20%) Docker
12 25 (10.20%) Finance
13 24 (9.80%) Project Management
13 24 (9.80%) Windows
14 23 (9.39%) SQL
15 21 (8.57%) Oracle
15 21 (8.57%) Telecoms
15 21 (8.57%) TDD
16 20 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (8.16%) Git (software)
16 20 (8.16%) Big Data
17 19 (7.76%) Jenkins
17 19 (7.76%) JavaScript
17 19 (7.76%) Scrum
17 19 (7.76%) Collaborative Working
18 18 (7.35%) Firewall
18 18 (7.35%) Data Modelling
18 18 (7.35%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (3.67%) Apache
2 7 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.04%) Confluence
4 4 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.82%) nginx
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.82%) WildFly
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.41%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Sketch
4 1 (0.41%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 50 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.49%) Amazon S3
3 11 (4.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (4.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (3.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (3.67%) AWS CloudTrail
6 8 (3.27%) Amazon Glacier
6 8 (3.27%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (2.45%) GitHub
8 5 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.04%) Office 365
9 4 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.63%) PaaS
10 3 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.22%) Apigee
10 3 (1.22%) SaaS
11 2 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.35%) Firewall
2 15 (6.12%) WAN
3 11 (4.49%) Internet
4 9 (3.67%) Ethernet
4 9 (3.67%) MPLS
4 9 (3.67%) VPN
5 8 (3.27%) BGP
5 8 (3.27%) OSPF
6 7 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (2.86%) VoIP
7 6 (2.45%) LAN
7 6 (2.45%) Network Security
7 6 (2.45%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.04%) Converged Networks
8 5 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (1.63%) IPsec
10 3 (1.22%) Intranet
10 3 (1.22%) SDH
10 3 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.16%) Big Data
2 16 (6.53%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (4.49%) Hadoop
5 10 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.04%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.63%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.22%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.82%) HBase
11 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.82%) MySQL
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.76%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.45%) JIRA
4 4 (1.63%) Maven
5 3 (1.22%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.22%) GitLab
5 3 (1.22%) Grunt
5 3 (1.22%) gulp
5 3 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.82%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.82%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.82%) Mockito
6 2 (0.82%) Protractor
7 1 (0.41%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.41%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.41%) GoCD
7 1 (0.41%) Hudson
7 1 (0.41%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (10.20%) Finance
2 21 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.08%) Marketing
4 7 (2.86%) Electronics
4 7 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.63%) Banking
5 4 (1.63%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Local Government
6 2 (0.82%) Military
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (22.04%) Developer
2 29 (11.84%) Architect
3 20 (8.16%) Analyst
3 20 (8.16%) Java Developer
4 15 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 14 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (4.90%) Technical Architect
7 10 (4.08%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 8 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (3.27%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.27%) Deskside Engineer
9 7 (2.86%) AWS Architect
9 7 (2.86%) Designer
9 7 (2.86%) Network Engineer
9 7 (2.86%) Tester
10 6 (2.45%) Consultant
10 6 (2.45%) Penetration Tester
11 5 (2.04%) Administrator
11 5 (2.04%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.94%) REST
1 17 (6.94%) SOAP
2 16 (6.53%) Kafka
3 15 (6.12%) CSS
3 15 (6.12%) JSON
4 14 (5.71%) HTML
5 9 (3.67%) Apache NiFi
5 9 (3.67%) JMS
5 9 (3.67%) XML
6 8 (3.27%) .NET
6 8 (3.27%) Node.js
7 6 (2.45%) LDAP
7 6 (2.45%) RESTful
8 5 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (1.63%) OAuth
9 4 (1.63%) OpenID
9 4 (1.63%) Spring
9 4 (1.63%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.90%) Public Cloud
3 9 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.04%) User Experience
5 4 (1.63%) Blog
5 4 (1.63%) PKI
5 4 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.22%) BYOD
6 3 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.41%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.41%) NHS
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.47%) Linux
2 24 (9.80%) Windows
3 12 (4.90%) Windows 10
4 8 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.22%) Unix
8 2 (0.82%) AIX
8 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.41%) CentOS
9 1 (0.41%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.41%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.41%) Solaris
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (16.33%) Migration
3 36 (14.69%) DevOps
4 34 (13.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (10.61%) Microservices
6 24 (9.80%) Project Management
7 21 (8.57%) TDD
8 20 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (7.76%) Collaborative Working
9 19 (7.76%) Scrum
10 18 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (7.35%) Data Modelling
11 16 (6.53%) Coaching
12 14 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (5.71%) Service Delivery
12 14 (5.71%) Service Design
12 14 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
12 14 (5.71%) Technical Leadership
13 13 (5.31%) Change Management
13 13 (5.31%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.14%) Java
2 39 (15.92%) Python
3 23 (9.39%) SQL
4 19 (7.76%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.53%) Ruby
6 14 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 14 (5.71%) Java 8
7 7 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.45%) C#
8 6 (2.45%) Perl
8 6 (2.45%) PHP
9 4 (1.63%) C
9 4 (1.63%) Go
9 4 (1.63%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.22%) ES6
10 3 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.22%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.82%) VB
11 2 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 245 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.53%) CTC Cleared
3 13 (5.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (4.90%) BC Cleared
4 12 (4.90%) Degree
5 11 (4.49%) CCIE
5 11 (4.49%) CCNP
5 11 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.67%) CCDA
6 9 (3.67%) CCDP
6 9 (3.67%) CCNA
6 9 (3.67%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.45%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (2.04%) AWS Certification
8 5 (2.04%) CHECK Team Leader
9 4 (1.63%) GPEN
9 4 (1.63%) GWAPT
9 4 (1.63%) OSCE
9 4 (1.63%) OSCP
9 4 (1.63%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.27%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.04%) PMO
3 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.82%) GDPR
4 2 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.82%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.82%) QA
4 2 (0.82%) RMADS
5 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (10.20%) Docker
2 13 (5.31%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.22%) XenApp
5 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.41%) Ceph
6 1 (0.41%) etcd
6 1 (0.41%) flannel
6 1 (0.41%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.41%) HDFS
6 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.41%) Samba
6 1 (0.41%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 29 (11.84%) Kubernetes
2 25 (10.20%) Ansible
3 15 (6.12%) Puppet
4 11 (4.49%) Terraform
5 9 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.63%) Consul
6 4 (1.63%) Kibana
6 4 (1.63%) Nagios
6 4 (1.63%) Packer
7 3 (1.22%) Cacti
7 3 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.22%) Grafana
7 3 (1.22%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (1.22%) logstash
7 3 (1.22%) RANCID
8 2 (0.82%) Icinga
8 2 (0.82%) OpenView
8 2 (0.82%) SCCM
8 2 (0.82%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (8.57%) Oracle
2 15 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.67%) Cisco
4 8 (3.27%) ServiceNow
4 8 (3.27%) VMware
5 7 (2.86%) SAP
6 6 (2.45%) CA
6 6 (2.45%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.04%) F5
7 5 (2.04%) Hortonworks
7 5 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.63%) Aerohive Networks
8 4 (1.63%) Google
8 4 (1.63%) Juniper
9 3 (1.22%) Citrix
9 3 (1.22%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.22%) Splunk
9 3 (1.22%) Tableau
10 2 (0.82%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.82%) SevOne