Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 126 109
Rank change year-on-year +75 -17 -13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 307 206 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.11% 2.24% 2.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.93% 15.52% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 115 128
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -2.56%
10th Percentile £281 £248 £300
90th Percentile £650 £619 £700
London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 26 16
Central London median hourly rate £26.85 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.58% +0.01% +18.71%
10th Percentile £20.33 £14.63 £14.00
90th Percentile £33.37 £19.35 £28.15
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +87.17% - +6.86%

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 1,140 1,327 1,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.25% 14.41% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 922 877
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £299
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 54 38
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.65 £26.73 £34.55
London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £19.64
% change year-on-year +52.64% +16.75% +2.13%

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 14 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Central London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 November 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 +74 207 £488 +14.71% 28
City of Westminster +8 46 £513 +20.59%
West End of London +33 17 £525 +10.53%
SC Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 307 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 86 (28.01%) Public Sector
3 76 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (17.26%) Finance
4 53 (17.26%) Microsoft
5 49 (15.96%) Java
6 47 (15.31%) SQL
6 47 (15.31%) AWS
7 46 (14.98%) Windows
8 44 (14.33%) DevOps
9 42 (13.68%) JavaScript
10 40 (13.03%) Linux
11 34 (11.07%) HTML
11 34 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (11.07%) Migration
12 32 (10.42%) Terraform
13 31 (10.10%) Oracle
14 27 (8.79%) Azure
15 26 (8.47%) SQL Server
15 26 (8.47%) .NET
15 26 (8.47%) SharePoint
15 26 (8.47%) Docker
15 26 (8.47%) Kubernetes
16 25 (8.14%) Microservices
16 25 (8.14%) CRM
16 25 (8.14%) Project Management
17 24 (7.82%) Ansible
18 23 (7.49%) Dynamics CRM
19 21 (6.84%) Puppet
19 21 (6.84%) Management Information System

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 26 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.26%) Confluence
3 9 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.93%) IIS
3 9 (2.93%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.93%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (1.95%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.95%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.30%) JBoss
7 3 (0.98%) CMS
7 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.65%) Apache
8 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.33%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.33%) Jetty
9 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 18 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (7.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.26%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.31%) AWS
2 27 (8.79%) Azure
3 19 (6.19%) Power Platform
4 15 (4.89%) Office 365
5 9 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (2.28%) Serverless
8 6 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.95%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.63%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.30%) GitHub
10 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Flow
11 3 (0.98%) Apigee
11 3 (0.98%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (0.98%) Route 53
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.54%) Firewall
2 15 (4.89%) WAN
3 10 (3.26%) LAN
4 8 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (2.61%) VPN
5 7 (2.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (2.28%) Wireless
6 5 (1.63%) BGP
6 5 (1.63%) Network Security
7 4 (1.30%) Internet
7 4 (1.30%) MPLS
7 4 (1.30%) OSPF
7 4 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.98%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.98%) IPsec
8 3 (0.98%) Skype
9 2 (0.65%) 802.11
9 2 (0.65%) Converged Networks
9 2 (0.65%) DNS
9 2 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.56%) Power BI
3 14 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.91%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (2.61%) MySQL
7 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.95%) Big Data
10 4 (1.30%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (5.54%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.21%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.91%) JIRA
4 7 (2.28%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.28%) Maven
4 7 (2.28%) Selenium
5 5 (1.63%) GitLab
5 5 (1.63%) Gradle
5 5 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.30%) Hudson
7 3 (0.98%) Moq
7 3 (0.98%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.65%) gulp
8 2 (0.65%) MSTest
8 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.65%) Subversion
9 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 86 (28.01%) Public Sector
2 53 (17.26%) Finance
3 16 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.26%) Banking
4 10 (3.26%) Marketing
5 9 (2.93%) Electronics
5 9 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.95%) Law
7 3 (0.98%) Retail
8 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Police
9 1 (0.33%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 64 (20.85%) Developer
2 45 (14.66%) Architect
3 33 (10.75%) Analyst
4 21 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (5.54%) Business Analyst
6 12 (3.91%) .NET Developer
6 12 (3.91%) Consultant
7 11 (3.58%) Java Developer
8 10 (3.26%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (2.93%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
9 9 (2.93%) Security Architect
10 8 (2.61%) Deskside Engineer
10 8 (2.61%) SSIS Developer
10 8 (2.61%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.28%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.28%) Network Engineer
11 7 (2.28%) Security Consultant
11 7 (2.28%) SSAS Developer
12 6 (1.95%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.07%) HTML
2 26 (8.47%) .NET
3 17 (5.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 16 (5.21%) CSS
4 16 (5.21%) XML
5 15 (4.89%) Node.js
6 14 (4.56%) Web Services
7 10 (3.26%) .NET Framework
7 10 (3.26%) GraphQL
8 9 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (2.61%) jQuery
9 8 (2.61%) JSON
9 8 (2.61%) RESTful
9 8 (2.61%) XSLT
10 7 (2.28%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.28%) WCF
11 6 (1.95%) .NET Core
11 6 (1.95%) LDAP
12 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.84%) Data Centre
1 21 (6.84%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.93%) Driving Licence
3 8 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.28%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.95%) PKI
6 4 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.30%) User Experience
6 4 (1.30%) W3C
7 3 (0.98%) BYOD
7 3 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.65%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
9 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.33%) Clustering
9 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) iPad
9 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (14.98%) Windows
2 40 (13.03%) Linux
3 14 (4.56%) Windows 10
4 10 (3.26%) Ubuntu
5 9 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.28%) Unix
7 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.30%) CentOS
8 4 (1.30%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.98%) Debian
9 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.65%) Android
10 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.65%) Solaris
10 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (14.33%) DevOps
3 34 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (11.07%) Migration
4 25 (8.14%) CRM
4 25 (8.14%) Microservices
4 25 (8.14%) Project Management
5 19 (6.19%) Change Management
6 18 (5.86%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (5.86%) Open Source
6 18 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (5.54%) ITIL
7 17 (5.54%) TDD
8 16 (5.21%) ERP
8 16 (5.21%) Programme Management
9 15 (4.89%) Technical Leadership
9 15 (4.89%) Web Development
10 14 (4.56%) Decision-Making
10 14 (4.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 14 (4.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 49 (15.96%) Java
2 47 (15.31%) SQL
3 42 (13.68%) JavaScript
4 20 (6.51%) Python
5 17 (5.54%) C#
6 13 (4.23%) PowerShell
7 12 (3.91%) Perl
8 11 (3.58%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.93%) Ruby
10 8 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.98%) C++
12 3 (0.98%) Groovy
12 3 (0.98%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.65%) C
13 2 (0.65%) Go
13 2 (0.65%) Java 8
14 1 (0.33%) ClojureScript
14 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 307 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.86%) DV Cleared
3 14 (4.56%) Degree
4 8 (2.61%) BC Cleared
5 7 (2.28%) CTC Cleared
5 7 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.95%) HND
7 4 (1.30%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.30%) CCIE
7 4 (1.30%) CCNA
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.30%) OCA
7 4 (1.30%) OCP
7 4 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.98%) CHECK Team Leader
8 3 (0.98%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (0.98%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.98%) GXPN
8 3 (0.98%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.95%) PMO
1 6 (1.95%) SLA
2 5 (1.63%) QA
3 4 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.30%) WCAG
4 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.65%) GDPR
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.33%) NIST
6 1 (0.33%) P3O
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) RMADS
6 1 (0.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 26 (8.47%) Docker
2 17 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.33%) HDFS
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.33%) Samba
6 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (10.42%) Terraform
2 26 (8.47%) Kubernetes
3 24 (7.82%) Ansible
4 21 (6.84%) Puppet
5 13 (4.23%) Consul
6 8 (2.61%) Packer
7 6 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.30%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.65%) Cacti
9 2 (0.65%) Kibana
9 2 (0.65%) Nagios
9 2 (0.65%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.33%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.33%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.33%) Suricata
10 1 (0.33%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 53 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.10%) Oracle
3 11 (3.58%) F5
4 9 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (2.93%) SAP
4 9 (2.93%) VMware
5 8 (2.61%) Google
5 8 (2.61%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.28%) CA
6 7 (2.28%) Sybase
7 6 (1.95%) Cisco
8 5 (1.63%) Splunk
8 5 (1.63%) Tableau
9 4 (1.30%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (1.30%) Juniper
9 4 (1.30%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.30%) Twitter
10 3 (0.98%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.98%) Dell
10 3 (0.98%) Xerox