Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 54 26 50
Rank change year-on-year -28 +24 +91
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 170 136 203
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.25% 6.58% 4.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.91% 35.60% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 107 153
10th Percentile £393 £150 £290
25th Percentile £459 £326 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.58% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £631 £556 £575
90th Percentile £700 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £530 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +11.58% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile - - £11.77
25th Percentile £66.25 - £12.93
Median hourly rate £72.50 - £15.35
75th Percentile £78.75 - £17.28
90th Percentile - - £18.13
Central London median hourly rate £72.50 - £15.35
% change year-on-year - - -17.91%

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 588 382 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.70% 18.49% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 261 593
10th Percentile £360 £213 £289
25th Percentile £461 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £626 £588 £613
90th Percentile £700 £650 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £485 £500
% change year-on-year +13.40% -3.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 12
10th Percentile £22.65 £18.20 £11.77
25th Percentile £36.25 £23.94 £19.86
Median hourly rate £48.50 £31.25 £24.12
Median % change year-on-year +55.20% +29.56% +28.98%
75th Percentile £61.75 £38.88 £52.25
90th Percentile £65.15 £46.00 £52.93
Central London median hourly rate £48.50 £31.25 £22.93
% change year-on-year +55.20% +36.28% +22.62%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022, 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (17.06%) Public Sector
4 28 (16.47%) AWS
4 28 (16.47%) DevOps
5 23 (13.53%) Python
6 20 (11.76%) ITIL
6 20 (11.76%) Social Skills
7 19 (11.18%) Java
8 18 (10.59%) Git (software)
9 16 (9.41%) Test Automation
9 16 (9.41%) SQL
9 16 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (8.82%) Jenkins
10 15 (8.82%) Azure
10 15 (8.82%) CI/CD
11 14 (8.24%) Project Management
11 14 (8.24%) Service Management
11 14 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (7.65%) Docker
12 13 (7.65%) .NET
12 13 (7.65%) JIRA
13 12 (7.06%) Oracle
13 12 (7.06%) JavaScript
13 12 (7.06%) Finance
13 12 (7.06%) Migration
13 12 (7.06%) Microservices
13 12 (7.06%) Service Design
14 11 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (6.47%) Scrum

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 6 (3.53%) Apache Spark
1 6 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.35%) Confluence
3 2 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.59%) Drupal
4 1 (0.59%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.59%) JBoss
4 1 (0.59%) nginx
4 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.18%) Adobe XD
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.47%) AWS
2 15 (8.82%) Azure
3 8 (4.71%) Amazon S3
4 7 (4.12%) Serverless
5 6 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (2.94%) GitHub
6 5 (2.94%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (2.94%) OpenShift
6 5 (2.94%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.76%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (1.76%) PaaS
8 3 (1.76%) SaaS
8 3 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.18%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.53%) WAN
2 5 (2.94%) Firewall
3 4 (2.35%) SD-WAN
4 3 (1.76%) IPsec
4 3 (1.76%) SSL
5 2 (1.18%) FCoE
5 2 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.18%) HTTP
5 2 (1.18%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.18%) LAN
5 2 (1.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.59%) ISDN
6 1 (0.59%) PSTN
6 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.59%) VoIP
6 1 (0.59%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 9 (5.29%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.71%) Big Data
4 7 (4.12%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.53%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.35%) Data Vault
7 4 (2.35%) Metadata
7 4 (2.35%) Parquet
8 3 (1.76%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (1.76%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.76%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.76%) Power BI
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.18%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.65%) JIRA
4 7 (4.12%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.12%) Selenium
5 4 (2.35%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.35%) Postman
6 3 (1.76%) jMock
6 3 (1.76%) JUnit
6 3 (1.76%) Mockito
6 3 (1.76%) NUnit
6 3 (1.76%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.18%) AppScan
7 2 (1.18%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (1.18%) Burp Suite
7 2 (1.18%) GitLab
7 2 (1.18%) JMeter
7 2 (1.18%) Maven
8 1 (0.59%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (17.06%) Public Sector
2 20 (11.76%) Social Skills
3 16 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.06%) Finance
5 5 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (1.76%) Retail
7 2 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (1.18%) Police
8 1 (0.59%) Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (14.71%) Developer
2 21 (12.35%) Architect
3 15 (8.82%) Analyst
4 12 (7.06%) Senior Manager
5 11 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (5.88%) Designer
7 9 (5.29%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.71%) Service Manager
9 7 (4.12%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) Consultant
9 7 (4.12%) Product Manager
9 7 (4.12%) Senior Service Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Tester
11 5 (2.94%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
11 5 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.94%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.35%) Oracle Developer
12 4 (2.35%) Security Architect
12 4 (2.35%) Talend Developer
12 4 (2.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.65%) .NET
2 9 (5.29%) JSON
3 7 (4.12%) Kafka
3 7 (4.12%) XML
4 6 (3.53%) CSS
4 6 (3.53%) HTML
4 6 (3.53%) REST
5 5 (2.94%) Apache Avro
5 5 (2.94%) Django
5 5 (2.94%) Web Services
6 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.35%) CSS3
6 4 (2.35%) FastAPI
6 4 (2.35%) Flask
6 4 (2.35%) HTML5
6 4 (2.35%) Jinja
7 3 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.76%) Node.js
7 3 (1.76%) React
7 3 (1.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.94%) Public Cloud
2 4 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.35%) User Experience
3 3 (1.76%) NHS
4 2 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.59%) NVMe
5 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.29%) Linux
2 7 (4.12%) Windows
3 3 (1.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.59%) CentOS
5 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.47%) DevOps
3 20 (11.76%) ITIL
4 16 (9.41%) Test Automation
5 15 (8.82%) CI/CD
6 14 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (8.24%) Project Management
6 14 (8.24%) Service Management
7 12 (7.06%) Microservices
7 12 (7.06%) Migration
7 12 (7.06%) Service Design
8 11 (6.47%) Business Case
8 11 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (6.47%) Project Delivery
8 11 (6.47%) Scrum
8 11 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (6.47%) TDD
9 10 (5.88%) BDD
9 10 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.53%) Python
2 19 (11.18%) Java
3 16 (9.41%) SQL
4 12 (7.06%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.94%) C#
5 5 (2.94%) Groovy
5 5 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.35%) C
6 4 (2.35%) Java 8
6 4 (2.35%) Ruby
6 4 (2.35%) Scala
7 3 (1.76%) Java 11
8 2 (1.18%) Bash
8 2 (1.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.59%) ABAP
9 1 (0.59%) Go
9 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.59%) VB
9 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 170 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.12%) Degree
3 4 (2.35%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.35%) CISSP
4 2 (1.18%) CCIE
4 2 (1.18%) CCNA
4 2 (1.18%) CCNP
4 2 (1.18%) CEH
4 2 (1.18%) CISM
4 2 (1.18%) CRISC
4 2 (1.18%) CSSLP
4 2 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.18%) GIAC
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (1.18%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.88%) QA
2 7 (4.12%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.53%) Accessibility
4 5 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.76%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (1.76%) COBIT
5 3 (1.76%) PMO
6 2 (1.18%) GRC
6 2 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.18%) ISO 22301
6 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.18%) SLA
6 2 (1.18%) WCAG
7 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.59%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (7.65%) Docker
2 4 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.59%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.59%) VMFS
4 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.29%) Terraform
3 5 (2.94%) Ansible
4 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.76%) Puppet
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.18%) Grafana
5 2 (1.18%) HP Fortify
5 2 (1.18%) Istio
5 2 (1.18%) Kibana
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.18%) Nessus
5 2 (1.18%) SCCM
5 2 (1.18%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.59%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.59%) Packer
6 1 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (7.06%) Oracle
2 10 (5.88%) Splunk
3 9 (5.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.53%) Cloudera
4 6 (3.53%) Talend
5 5 (2.94%) Cisco
6 4 (2.35%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.35%) VMware
7 2 (1.18%) Adobe
7 2 (1.18%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.18%) Checkmarx
7 2 (1.18%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.18%) HP
7 2 (1.18%) IBM
7 2 (1.18%) Qualys
7 2 (1.18%) SAP
7 2 (1.18%) Synopsys
8 1 (0.59%) Concur
8 1 (0.59%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.59%) Sparx