Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 143 118
Rank change year-on-year +13 -25 +31
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 125 110 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.85% 1.57% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.54% 10.93% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 72 101
City of London median daily rate £455 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £143 £298 £300
90th Percentile £625 £686 £588
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £456
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.17% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.30% -10.18%
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 923 1,006 921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.65% 14.39% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 728 634
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £270
90th Percentile £664 £675 £659
Central London median daily rate £480 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -1.54% +8.33% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.65% +8.29% -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.63 £14.75 £14.43
90th Percentile £31.13 £30.75 £21.70
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year -10.95% +14.44% -5.90%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
London Bridge - 1 £550 -
SC Cleared
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 125 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (17.60%) DevOps
5 20 (16.00%) SQL
6 18 (14.40%) Project Management
7 17 (13.60%) Linux
8 16 (12.80%) Windows
9 15 (12.00%) Microservices
10 13 (10.40%) Jenkins
11 11 (8.80%) Windows 10
11 11 (8.80%) Terraform
11 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
11 11 (8.80%) DV Cleared
12 10 (8.00%) Docker
13 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (7.20%) Ansible
13 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (7.20%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (7.20%) TDD
13 9 (7.20%) C#
13 9 (7.20%) ITIL
13 9 (7.20%) Python
14 8 (6.40%) VPN
14 8 (6.40%) Finance
14 8 (6.40%) Cloud Native
14 8 (6.40%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (6.40%) Git (software)
14 8 (6.40%) Test Automation
14 8 (6.40%) Kubernetes

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (2.40%) Confluence
2 1 (0.80%) nginx
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.80%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.20%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.80%) Office 365
3 6 (4.80%) Serverless
4 3 (2.40%) Datadog
4 3 (2.40%) IaaS
4 3 (2.40%) PaaS
4 3 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.60%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.80%) GitHub
6 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.80%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.80%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.80%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.40%) VPN
2 5 (4.00%) DNS
3 4 (3.20%) Firewall
3 4 (3.20%) Network Security
4 3 (2.40%) BGP
4 3 (2.40%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (2.40%) LAN
4 3 (2.40%) OSPF
4 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.40%) WAN
5 2 (1.60%) Converged Networks
5 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.60%) Internet
5 2 (1.60%) IPsec
5 2 (1.60%) IPv4
5 2 (1.60%) MPLS
5 2 (1.60%) SSL
5 2 (1.60%) VoIP
5 2 (1.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.80%) MySQL
2 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.80%) Adabas
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.80%) Big Data
4 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.80%) MS Access
4 1 (0.80%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (10.40%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.20%) JIRA
4 3 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.80%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.80%) GitLab
5 1 (0.80%) GoCD
5 1 (0.80%) jMock
5 1 (0.80%) JUnit
5 1 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.80%) Mocha
5 1 (0.80%) Mockito
5 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.80%) Selenium
General
1 8 (6.40%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.00%) Law
4 3 (2.40%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Publishing
5 2 (1.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (12.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (11.20%) Developer
3 13 (10.40%) Analyst
4 7 (5.60%) Architect
5 6 (4.80%) Deskside Engineer
5 6 (4.80%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.00%) Designer
6 5 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.20%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.20%) Change Manager
7 4 (3.20%) Content Designer
7 4 (3.20%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (3.20%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) React Developer
7 4 (3.20%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) HTML
2 4 (3.20%) XML
3 3 (2.40%) .NET
3 3 (2.40%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.40%) CSS
3 3 (2.40%) GraphQL
3 3 (2.40%) HTML5
3 3 (2.40%) jQuery
3 3 (2.40%) Kafka
3 3 (2.40%) React Native
3 3 (2.40%) WAP
3 3 (2.40%) WML
4 2 (1.60%) RESTful
4 2 (1.60%) SOAP
4 2 (1.60%) Web Services
5 1 (0.80%) J2EE
5 1 (0.80%) Middleware
5 1 (0.80%) OAuth
5 1 (0.80%) SAML
5 1 (0.80%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Cloud Native
2 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.40%) W3C
4 2 (1.60%) Blog
4 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.60%) PMI
4 2 (1.60%) User Experience
5 1 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.60%) Linux
2 16 (12.80%) Windows
3 11 (8.80%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) Android
6 1 (0.80%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.80%) Unix
6 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.60%) DevOps
3 18 (14.40%) Project Management
4 15 (12.00%) Microservices
5 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (7.20%) ITIL
5 9 (7.20%) TDD
6 8 (6.40%) Test Automation
7 7 (5.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.80%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.80%) Migration
9 5 (4.00%) Decision-Making
9 5 (4.00%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.00%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.20%) Analytics
10 4 (3.20%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.20%) Front End Development
10 4 (3.20%) Network Architecture
10 4 (3.20%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.00%) SQL
2 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.20%) C#
3 9 (7.20%) Python
4 6 (4.80%) Java
4 6 (4.80%) Ruby
5 5 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.40%) Go
6 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.60%) Perl
7 2 (1.60%) PHP
7 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.60%) R
7 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.60%) VBA
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) C++
8 1 (0.80%) Groovy
8 1 (0.80%) VB
8 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 125 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.80%) DV Cleared
3 8 (6.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (5.60%) Degree
5 6 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.00%) CCNP
6 5 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (3.20%) RHCE
8 3 (2.40%) CCNA
8 3 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.40%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.60%) APMG
9 2 (1.60%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.60%) CCDA
9 2 (1.60%) CCDP
9 2 (1.60%) CCIE
9 2 (1.60%) ISEB
9 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.80%) MCSE
10 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.80%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.80%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.80%) PMO
2 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (8.00%) Docker
2 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.60%) Ceph
3 1 (0.80%) etcd
3 1 (0.80%) flannel
3 1 (0.80%) GlusterFS
3 1 (0.80%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) Terraform
2 9 (7.20%) Ansible
3 8 (6.40%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.60%) Puppet
5 5 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.80%) Cacti
7 1 (0.80%) CASB
7 1 (0.80%) Consul
7 1 (0.80%) Graphite
7 1 (0.80%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.80%) Mesos
7 1 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.80%) Packer
7 1 (0.80%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.80%) rkt
7 1 (0.80%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.80%) SCCM
7 1 (0.80%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
1 7 (5.60%) Splunk
2 6 (4.80%) Cisco
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle
3 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.40%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.40%) F5
4 3 (2.40%) Google
4 3 (2.40%) Qualys
5 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.80%) Adobe
6 1 (0.80%) Apple
6 1 (0.80%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (0.80%) CA
6 1 (0.80%) Citrix
6 1 (0.80%) Cognos
6 1 (0.80%) Juniper
6 1 (0.80%) Nokia
6 1 (0.80%) Radware