Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 73 116
Rank change year-on-year +47 +43 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 137 276 206
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 6.76% 3.48% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.25% 23.92% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 193 111
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £281 £271 £200
90th Percentile £638 £638 £650
London median daily rate £520 £525 £508
% change year-on-year -0.95% +3.45% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 36
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £18.70
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% +3.31%

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 412 1,154 1,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.34% 14.54% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 832 902
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £301 £300 £273
90th Percentile £648 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 65
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.47 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.52% +4.09% +0.01%
10th Percentile £14.66 £10.88 £13.55
90th Percentile £46.18 £46.38 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% +13.16%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +52 111 £525 +10.53% 11
West End of London +11 13 £525 -12.50%
City of Westminster -2 12 £525 -4.55%
SC Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.71%) Public Sector
4 25 (18.25%) AWS
5 24 (17.52%) DevOps
5 24 (17.52%) Python
6 18 (13.14%) Windows
6 18 (13.14%) Kubernetes
7 17 (12.41%) Jenkins
8 16 (11.68%) Azure
8 16 (11.68%) SQL
9 15 (10.95%) Oracle
10 14 (10.22%) Linux
10 14 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (9.49%) Terraform
11 13 (9.49%) DV Cleared
12 12 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (8.76%) Decision-Making
12 12 (8.76%) Docker
12 12 (8.76%) Business Case
13 11 (8.03%) Bash Shell
13 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
13 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
13 11 (8.03%) Git (software)
14 10 (7.30%) PowerShell
14 10 (7.30%) Scrum
14 10 (7.30%) Information Security
14 10 (7.30%) Web Services
14 10 (7.30%) ITIL
14 10 (7.30%) Service Management

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 6 (4.38%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.65%) Confluence
3 4 (2.92%) IIS
3 4 (2.92%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.19%) SAS
5 2 (1.46%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.46%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.73%) Apache
6 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.73%) nginx
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.73%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.25%) AWS
2 16 (11.68%) Azure
3 6 (4.38%) PaaS
4 4 (2.92%) Amazon Cognito
4 4 (2.92%) Office 365
4 4 (2.92%) SaaS
5 3 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.19%) GCP
5 3 (2.19%) IaaS
5 3 (2.19%) Serverless
6 2 (1.46%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.73%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.73%) G Suite
7 1 (0.73%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.73%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) Firewall
2 4 (2.92%) LAN
2 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.19%) Skype
4 2 (1.46%) DNS
4 2 (1.46%) VPN
4 2 (1.46%) WAN
5 1 (0.73%) DHCP
5 1 (0.73%) DMZ
5 1 (0.73%) Internet
5 1 (0.73%) IPv4
5 1 (0.73%) Network Security
5 1 (0.73%) OSPF
5 1 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.73%) SAN
5 1 (0.73%) SNMP
5 1 (0.73%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.73%) TACACS
5 1 (0.73%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.30%) Big Data
3 7 (5.11%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.19%) MySQL
5 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.46%) Impala
6 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.73%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.73%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.73%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.73%) Power BI
7 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.73%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 17 (12.41%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.03%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.38%) JIRA
4 5 (3.65%) GitLab
5 4 (2.92%) GoCD
5 4 (2.92%) Hudson
5 4 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.19%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.46%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.46%) Toad
7 2 (1.46%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.73%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.73%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.73%) JMeter
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.73%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.73%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.73%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.73%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 27 (19.71%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.11%) Law
3 6 (4.38%) Finance
3 6 (4.38%) Police
4 2 (1.46%) Banking
4 2 (1.46%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.73%) Local Government
5 1 (0.73%) Military
5 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.14%) Analyst
2 16 (11.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (10.95%) Architect
4 11 (8.03%) Developer
5 9 (6.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (5.84%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.11%) Consultant
7 7 (5.11%) Data Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.65%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.92%) Administrator
10 4 (2.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (2.92%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (2.92%) Senior Manager
11 3 (2.19%) Change Manager
11 3 (2.19%) DBA
11 3 (2.19%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.19%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.30%) Web Services
2 5 (3.65%) CSS
2 5 (3.65%) HTML
3 4 (2.92%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.19%) Celery
4 3 (2.19%) HTML5
4 3 (2.19%) J2EE
4 3 (2.19%) Java EE
4 3 (2.19%) jQuery
4 3 (2.19%) LDAP
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.19%) REST
4 3 (2.19%) Sass
4 3 (2.19%) SOAP
4 3 (2.19%) Struts
5 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.46%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.46%) React
5 2 (1.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.65%) User Experience
5 3 (2.19%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (2.19%) Blog
6 2 (1.46%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.46%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.46%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Clustering
7 1 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.73%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.73%) PKI
7 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.14%) Windows
2 14 (10.22%) Linux
3 9 (6.57%) Unix
4 7 (5.11%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.38%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.19%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.19%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.73%) AIX
7 1 (0.73%) CentOS
7 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.73%) VMS
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (17.52%) DevOps
3 12 (8.76%) Business Case
3 12 (8.76%) Decision-Making
3 12 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (7.30%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (7.30%) Information Security
4 10 (7.30%) ITIL
4 10 (7.30%) Project Delivery
4 10 (7.30%) Scrum
4 10 (7.30%) Service Management
5 8 (5.84%) Line Management
5 8 (5.84%) Project Management
5 8 (5.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (5.11%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.11%) Data Protection
6 7 (5.11%) ETL
6 7 (5.11%) Information Management
6 7 (5.11%) Programme Management
6 7 (5.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.52%) Python
2 16 (11.68%) SQL
3 11 (8.03%) Bash Shell
4 10 (7.30%) PowerShell
5 8 (5.84%) Java
5 8 (5.84%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.38%) Perl
7 4 (2.92%) R
7 4 (2.92%) Ruby
8 3 (2.19%) C
8 3 (2.19%) C#
8 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.19%) VBScript
9 2 (1.46%) C++
9 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.46%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.73%) Groovy
10 1 (0.73%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 137 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.49%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.19%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.19%) Degree
4 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.46%) CISM
5 2 (1.46%) CISSP
5 2 (1.46%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.46%) GCFA
5 2 (1.46%) MCSE
6 1 (0.73%) CISA
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.73%) CLAS
6 1 (0.73%) CRISC
6 1 (0.73%) GIAC
6 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) NCSC
2 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.19%) PMO
2 3 (2.19%) WCAG
3 2 (1.46%) RMADS
4 1 (0.73%) COBIT
4 1 (0.73%) GDPR
4 1 (0.73%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (8.76%) Docker
2 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.73%) HDFS
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (13.14%) Kubernetes
2 13 (9.49%) Terraform
3 9 (6.57%) Ansible
4 5 (3.65%) Kibana
4 5 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.65%) Puppet
4 5 (3.65%) SCCM
5 4 (2.92%) logstash
5 4 (2.92%) RSA Archer
5 4 (2.92%) Rundeck
6 3 (2.19%) Grafana
6 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.46%) Consul
7 2 (1.46%) Packer
8 1 (0.73%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.73%) Istio
8 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.73%) SCOM
8 1 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (10.95%) Oracle
2 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.84%) Cloudera
4 5 (3.65%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.92%) SaltStack
5 4 (2.92%) VMware
6 3 (2.19%) Remedy
7 2 (1.46%) Google
8 1 (0.73%) Axway
8 1 (0.73%) BMC
8 1 (0.73%) Capita
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco
8 1 (0.73%) HP
8 1 (0.73%) Lumension
8 1 (0.73%) NetApp
8 1 (0.73%) SAP
8 1 (0.73%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.73%) Sophos
8 1 (0.73%) Symantec