Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 139 127
Rank change year-on-year +67 -12 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 195 127 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.27% 1.81% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.47% 13.12% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 66 81
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.69% +5.41%
10th Percentile £237 £133 £338
90th Percentile £638 £620 £725
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 28 14
City of London median hourly rate - £18.70 £18.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.64% +31.41%
Central London median hourly rate - £18.70 £18.40
% change year-on-year - +1.64% +16.81%

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 831 968 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.93% 13.79% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 684 706
City of London median daily rate £500 £480 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 47 29
City of London median hourly rate £21.72 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +0.03% -1.61%
10th Percentile £10.88 £13.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.95 £25.50 £28.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.63% - -1.58%

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

SC Cleared
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 17 October 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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 195 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (27.69%) Public Sector
3 44 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (18.46%) Finance
4 36 (18.46%) SQL
5 35 (17.95%) Windows
5 35 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 33 (16.92%) JavaScript
7 29 (14.87%) AWS
8 24 (12.31%) Linux
9 23 (11.79%) Java
10 22 (11.28%) DevOps
11 21 (10.77%) .NET
11 21 (10.77%) HTML
11 21 (10.77%) SharePoint
12 20 (10.26%) Oracle
12 20 (10.26%) Migration
13 19 (9.74%) Management Information System
14 17 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
15 16 (8.21%) Python
15 16 (8.21%) TDD
16 15 (7.69%) Change Management
16 15 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
16 15 (7.69%) SQL Server
16 15 (7.69%) Terraform
17 14 (7.18%) Data Centre
17 14 (7.18%) Decision-Making
17 14 (7.18%) ITIL
17 14 (7.18%) Docker
17 14 (7.18%) Azure

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 21 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.62%) IIS
2 9 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (2.56%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.05%) Confluence
7 3 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.03%) CMS
8 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.51%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.51%) JBoss
9 1 (0.51%) Jetty
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (4.62%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.87%) AWS
2 14 (7.18%) Azure
3 10 (5.13%) Office 365
4 8 (4.10%) Power Platform
5 6 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.05%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Flow
8 3 (1.54%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.54%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.54%) Serverless
9 2 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.03%) Apigee
9 2 (1.03%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.03%) IaaS
9 2 (1.03%) npm
9 2 (1.03%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.10%) LAN
1 8 (4.10%) WAN
2 7 (3.59%) Firewall
3 5 (2.56%) VPN
4 4 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.05%) MPLS
5 3 (1.54%) BGP
5 3 (1.54%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.54%) Skype
6 2 (1.03%) Converged Networks
6 2 (1.03%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.03%) Internet
6 2 (1.03%) OSPF
6 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.03%) VoIP
6 2 (1.03%) Wireless
7 1 (0.51%) IPsec
7 1 (0.51%) SNMP
7 1 (0.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (4.10%) MySQL
6 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.56%) Power BI
8 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.54%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.03%) Big Data
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (7.18%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.15%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.56%) JIRA
5 4 (2.05%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.05%) Maven
6 3 (1.54%) GitLab
6 3 (1.54%) gulp
6 3 (1.54%) Hudson
6 3 (1.54%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.03%) Selenium
7 2 (1.03%) Subversion
8 1 (0.51%) Ant
8 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.51%) JUnit
8 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (27.69%) Public Sector
2 36 (18.46%) Finance
3 8 (4.10%) Banking
3 8 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.05%) Law
5 2 (1.03%) Electronics
5 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Police
6 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (23.59%) Developer
2 25 (12.82%) Architect
3 19 (9.74%) Analyst
4 14 (7.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (4.62%) .NET Developer
5 9 (4.62%) Business Analyst
5 9 (4.62%) Security Architect
6 7 (3.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (3.08%) Consultant
7 6 (3.08%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 6 (3.08%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.08%) SQL Developer
7 6 (3.08%) SSAS Developer
7 6 (3.08%) SSIS Developer
7 6 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (2.56%) SQL BI Developer
8 5 (2.56%) SSRS Developer
8 5 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.77%) .NET
1 21 (10.77%) HTML
2 12 (6.15%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (6.15%) Web Services
3 11 (5.64%) CSS
4 10 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 10 (5.13%) Node.js
4 10 (5.13%) XML
5 8 (4.10%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.59%) WCF
7 6 (3.08%) .NET Core
7 6 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (3.08%) XSLT
8 5 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (2.56%) Spring
9 4 (2.05%) jQuery
9 4 (2.05%) JSON
9 4 (2.05%) XBRL
10 3 (1.54%) Kafka
10 3 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.74%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.18%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.62%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.08%) PKI
4 6 (3.08%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.54%) User Experience
6 3 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.03%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.51%) Blog
8 1 (0.51%) CMDB
8 1 (0.51%) Derivative
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.95%) Windows
2 24 (12.31%) Linux
3 12 (6.15%) Windows 10
4 8 (4.10%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.08%) Unix
6 3 (1.54%) CentOS
6 3 (1.54%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.03%) Debian
7 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.03%) Solaris
7 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.28%) DevOps
3 20 (10.26%) Migration
4 17 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (8.21%) TDD
6 15 (7.69%) Change Management
7 14 (7.18%) Decision-Making
7 14 (7.18%) ITIL
7 14 (7.18%) Web Development
8 13 (6.67%) CRM
9 12 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (6.15%) ERP
9 12 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (5.64%) Project Management
11 10 (5.13%) Contract Management
11 10 (5.13%) Microservices
11 10 (5.13%) Security Architecture
11 10 (5.13%) Unit Testing
12 9 (4.62%) SDLC
12 9 (4.62%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.46%) SQL
2 33 (16.92%) JavaScript
3 23 (11.79%) Java
4 16 (8.21%) Python
5 12 (6.15%) C#
6 11 (5.64%) Ruby
7 10 (5.13%) Perl
7 10 (5.13%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.08%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.05%) Go
10 3 (1.54%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.03%) C++
11 2 (1.03%) Groovy
11 2 (1.03%) Java 8
11 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) C
12 1 (0.51%) Clojure
12 1 (0.51%) Scala
12 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 195 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.67%) Degree
3 9 (4.62%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.59%) BC Cleared
4 7 (3.59%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (3.08%) HND
5 6 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.05%) AWS Certification
6 4 (2.05%) OCA
6 4 (2.05%) OCP
6 4 (2.05%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.54%) CCDA
7 3 (1.54%) CCDP
7 3 (1.54%) CCIE
7 3 (1.54%) CCNA
7 3 (1.54%) CCNP
7 3 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.54%) Dell Certification
8 2 (1.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.56%) SLA
2 3 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.03%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.03%) RMADS
4 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
4 1 (0.51%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) WCAG
4 1 (0.51%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 14 (7.18%) Docker
2 11 (5.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.51%) HDFS
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (7.69%) Terraform
2 11 (5.64%) Kubernetes
3 10 (5.13%) Puppet
4 9 (4.62%) Ansible
5 4 (2.05%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.05%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.03%) Consul
6 2 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.51%) Control-M
7 1 (0.51%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.51%) Nessus
7 1 (0.51%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.51%) Nmap
7 1 (0.51%) Packer
7 1 (0.51%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.51%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.51%) Suricata
Vendors
1 35 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.26%) Oracle
3 6 (3.08%) CA
3 6 (3.08%) Cisco
3 6 (3.08%) VMware
4 5 (2.56%) Sybase
4 5 (2.56%) Tableau
5 4 (2.05%) Google
5 4 (2.05%) Twitter
6 3 (1.54%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.54%) Dell
6 3 (1.54%) Intel
6 3 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.54%) Remedy
6 3 (1.54%) Splunk
7 2 (1.03%) F5
7 2 (1.03%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.03%) HP
7 2 (1.03%) Radware
7 2 (1.03%) SAP