Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 46 101
Rank change year-on-year +12 +55 +32
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 147 168 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.92% 4.29% 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.59% 27.27% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 112 104
10th Percentile £228 £338 £158
25th Percentile £369 £411 £334
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +10.53% -2.06%
75th Percentile £575 £625 £591
90th Percentile £643 £661 £673
Central London median daily rate £493 £525 £481
% change year-on-year -6.19% +9.09% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year - -27.81% -
Central London median hourly rate - £13.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year - -27.81% -

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 425 616 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.10% 15.75% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 427 686
10th Percentile £293 £270 £263
25th Percentile £413 £388 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - -2.44%
75th Percentile £628 £600 £609
90th Percentile £713 £663 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £489 £500
% change year-on-year +2.30% -2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 17
10th Percentile £16.63 £12.40 £12.40
25th Percentile £17.19 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +21.09% +10.40%
75th Percentile £26.25 £52.25 £33.50
90th Percentile £26.70 £52.40 £37.05
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £29.34 £20.91
% change year-on-year -31.83% +40.29% +7.24%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.73%) Java
4 25 (17.01%) Docker
5 21 (14.29%) DevOps
6 20 (13.61%) Azure
7 18 (12.24%) SQL
7 18 (12.24%) Python
8 17 (11.56%) Windows
8 17 (11.56%) AWS
9 15 (10.20%) Linux
10 14 (9.52%) Finance
11 13 (8.84%) Git (software)
11 13 (8.84%) Kubernetes
12 12 (8.16%) Kafka
12 12 (8.16%) Microservices
12 12 (8.16%) JavaScript
13 11 (7.48%) TDD
13 11 (7.48%) Ansible
13 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (7.48%) Jenkins
13 11 (7.48%) Big Data
13 11 (7.48%) Terraform
14 10 (6.80%) Spring
14 10 (6.80%) Active Directory
14 10 (6.80%) Service Management
14 10 (6.80%) Public Sector
15 9 (6.12%) Project Delivery
15 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
15 9 (6.12%) QA

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 (2.04%) Apache Spark
1 3 (2.04%) Confluence
1 3 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.36%) Apache
2 2 (1.36%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Camunda
3 1 (0.68%) SAS
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.61%) Azure
2 17 (11.56%) AWS
3 7 (4.76%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.72%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.72%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (2.72%) PaaS
4 4 (2.72%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.36%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.36%) IaaS
6 2 (1.36%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.36%) SaaS
6 2 (1.36%) Serverless
6 2 (1.36%) Slack
7 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.68%) Boomi
7 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) Firewall
2 3 (2.04%) Internet
2 3 (2.04%) Network Security
3 2 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.36%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.36%) IPv4
3 2 (1.36%) VoIP
3 2 (1.36%) VPN
4 1 (0.68%) DNS
4 1 (0.68%) FTP
4 1 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.68%) LAN
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.68%) VLAN
4 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.48%) Big Data
2 7 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.72%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.04%) Power BI
6 2 (1.36%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.36%) Impala
6 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.36%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.36%) Tableau
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.68%) HBase
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (8.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.08%) Bitbucket
4 5 (3.40%) JUnit
5 4 (2.72%) JIRA
5 4 (2.72%) Mockito
6 3 (2.04%) Maven
6 3 (2.04%) Selenium
7 2 (1.36%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.36%) GitLab
7 2 (1.36%) jMock
7 2 (1.36%) NUnit
7 2 (1.36%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.36%) webpack
8 1 (0.68%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.68%) Gatling
8 1 (0.68%) Geb
8 1 (0.68%) Gradle
8 1 (0.68%) Spock
General
1 14 (9.52%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.36%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.68%) Police
Job Titles
1 26 (17.69%) Developer
2 13 (8.84%) Data Engineer
3 12 (8.16%) Analyst
4 10 (6.80%) Architect
4 10 (6.80%) Deskside Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.44%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Designer
7 7 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 6 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.40%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (3.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Consultant
10 4 (2.72%) Integration Architect
11 3 (2.04%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.16%) Kafka
2 10 (6.80%) Spring
3 6 (4.08%) CSS
3 6 (4.08%) HTML
3 6 (4.08%) Spring Boot
4 5 (3.40%) JSON
4 5 (3.40%) REST
4 5 (3.40%) Web Services
5 4 (2.72%) Node.js
6 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.04%) Django
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.04%) React
6 3 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (2.04%) XML
7 2 (1.36%) .NET
7 2 (1.36%) Guice
7 2 (1.36%) jQuery
7 2 (1.36%) JSON Schema
7 2 (1.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
3 3 (2.04%) User Experience
4 2 (1.36%) CESG
4 2 (1.36%) Cyberattack
4 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.36%) RIA
4 2 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Replication
5 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.56%) Windows
2 15 (10.20%) Linux
3 5 (3.40%) Unix
4 3 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.36%) CentOS
5 2 (1.36%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.29%) DevOps
3 12 (8.16%) Microservices
4 11 (7.48%) TDD
5 10 (6.80%) Service Management
6 9 (6.12%) Project Delivery
6 9 (6.12%) Waterfall
7 8 (5.44%) ITIL
7 8 (5.44%) Project Management
7 8 (5.44%) Scrum
8 7 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 7 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.08%) BDD
9 6 (4.08%) Business Case
9 6 (4.08%) Coaching
9 6 (4.08%) Information Security
9 6 (4.08%) Technical Leadership
10 5 (3.40%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.73%) Java
2 18 (12.24%) Python
2 18 (12.24%) SQL
3 12 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.44%) Java 8
5 4 (2.72%) Ruby
6 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.36%) ES6
7 2 (1.36%) Go
7 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.36%) Scala
7 2 (1.36%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.68%) Ada
8 1 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) ES7
8 1 (0.68%) Korn
8 1 (0.68%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.68%) Natural
8 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.40%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.72%) CISSP
3 4 (2.72%) Degree
4 2 (1.36%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.36%) CISM
4 2 (1.36%) GCIH
4 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) CEH
5 1 (0.68%) CISA
5 1 (0.68%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) GCFA
5 1 (0.68%) GIAC
5 1 (0.68%) GSEC
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.36%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) PMO
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (17.01%) Docker
2 10 (6.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.04%) HDFS
3 3 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (8.84%) Kubernetes
2 11 (7.48%) Ansible
2 11 (7.48%) Terraform
3 5 (3.40%) Puppet
4 2 (1.36%) Grafana
5 1 (0.68%) Ambari
5 1 (0.68%) Consul
5 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.68%) EnCase
5 1 (0.68%) FTK
5 1 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.68%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.68%) QRadar
5 1 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (5.44%) Oracle
2 5 (3.40%) Cloudera
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.72%) Cisco
4 3 (2.04%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.36%) Luciad
5 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.36%) Splunk
6 1 (0.68%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.68%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.68%) Dell
6 1 (0.68%) HP
6 1 (0.68%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.68%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.68%) Remedy
6 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.68%) Sun