Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 2018 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 117 117
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +27
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 151 122 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.18% 1.95% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.12% 13.71% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 73 68
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £194 £315 £294
90th Percentile £675 £612 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 1
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +4.53% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.75 £16.50
90th Percentile £20.75 £18.70 £17.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.14 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.90% -5.09% -9.09%

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 937 890 1,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.51% 14.24% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 603 748
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £312 £275 £263
90th Percentile £700 £649 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +9.17% +1.78% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.83 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -18.15% +14.03%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.69 £16.24
90th Percentile £38.50 £25.51 £72.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £21.78
% change year-on-year +5.23% -18.41% +13.14%

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 23 June 2018.

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

SC Cleared
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 23 June 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.53%) Windows
2 31 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (17.22%) DevOps
4 24 (15.89%) Linux
5 22 (14.57%) Python
6 21 (13.91%) Migration
6 21 (13.91%) Git (software)
7 19 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (11.26%) Docker
8 17 (11.26%) Configuration Management
8 17 (11.26%) Finance
8 17 (11.26%) Java
8 17 (11.26%) SQL
9 13 (8.61%) Open Source
9 13 (8.61%) Windows 7
10 12 (7.95%) DV Cleared
10 12 (7.95%) JavaScript
11 11 (7.28%) Microsoft
11 11 (7.28%) Active Directory
12 10 (6.62%) OO
12 10 (6.62%) ITIL
12 10 (6.62%) TDD
12 10 (6.62%) Microservices
12 10 (6.62%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (6.62%) Jenkins
13 9 (5.96%) Office 365
13 9 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (5.96%) JSON
13 9 (5.96%) Web Services

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 (1.99%) nginx
2 2 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.66%) Apache
3 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.66%) Gunicorn
3 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) Revit
4 1 (0.66%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Eikon
1 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.96%) Office 365
3 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.97%) npm
5 3 (1.99%) PaaS
5 3 (1.99%) Serverless
6 2 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.32%) MailChimp
6 2 (1.32%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.32%) Route 53
6 2 (1.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.66%) Datadog
7 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.66%) G Suite
7 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.66%) IaaS
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.30%) WAN
2 7 (4.64%) AMQP
2 7 (4.64%) HTTP
2 7 (4.64%) IMAP
2 7 (4.64%) SMTP
3 6 (3.97%) VPN
4 5 (3.31%) Firewall
4 5 (3.31%) LAN
4 5 (3.31%) WPA
5 4 (2.65%) DNS
5 4 (2.65%) Skype
6 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.32%) SSH
7 2 (1.32%) SSL
7 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.66%) BGP
8 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.66%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.66%) MPLS
8 1 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.97%) Big Data
4 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.65%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.99%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.99%) MySQL
6 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.32%) GIS
7 2 (1.32%) HBase
7 2 (1.32%) Power BI
8 1 (0.66%) Adabas
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.31%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.31%) Selenium
4 4 (2.65%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.65%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (2.65%) Mocha
4 4 (2.65%) Protractor
5 3 (1.99%) Grunt
5 3 (1.99%) gulp
5 3 (1.99%) webpack
6 2 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.66%) Babel
7 1 (0.66%) JIRA
7 1 (0.66%) Maven
7 1 (0.66%) RStudio
7 1 (0.66%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.66%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (11.26%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.97%) Electronics
3 6 (3.97%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.97%) Marketing
4 4 (2.65%) Banking
4 4 (2.65%) Law
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (13.91%) Developer
2 16 (10.60%) Architect
2 16 (10.60%) Desktop Support
3 14 (9.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.95%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 11 (7.28%) Analyst
5 11 (7.28%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.96%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (5.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.97%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.97%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Floorwalker
9 6 (3.97%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.31%) Consultant
10 5 (3.31%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.62%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (5.96%) JSON
2 9 (5.96%) Web Services
3 8 (5.30%) LDAP
3 8 (5.30%) Node.js
3 8 (5.30%) SOAP
4 7 (4.64%) RESTful
4 7 (4.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (4.64%) XML
5 6 (3.97%) Kafka
5 6 (3.97%) Spring
6 5 (3.31%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.65%) .NET
7 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.65%) Chai
7 4 (2.65%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.65%) GraphQL
8 3 (1.99%) CSS
8 3 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.99%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.30%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.97%) iPad
3 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.99%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.99%) iPhone
4 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.32%) PKI
4 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.32%) User Experience
5 1 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.66%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.53%) Windows
2 24 (15.89%) Linux
3 13 (8.61%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.30%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.31%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.99%) Unix
8 2 (1.32%) CentOS
8 2 (1.32%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.66%) Android
9 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.66%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.22%) DevOps
3 21 (13.91%) Migration
4 17 (11.26%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.61%) Open Source
6 10 (6.62%) ITIL
6 10 (6.62%) Microservices
6 10 (6.62%) OO
6 10 (6.62%) TDD
7 8 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (5.30%) Test Automation
8 7 (4.64%) Analytics
8 7 (4.64%) Change Management
8 7 (4.64%) Decision-Making
8 7 (4.64%) OOP
8 7 (4.64%) Programme Management
8 7 (4.64%) Scrum
9 6 (3.97%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (3.97%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.57%) Python
2 17 (11.26%) Java
2 17 (11.26%) SQL
3 12 (7.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.64%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.64%) C#
4 7 (4.64%) Java 8
4 7 (4.64%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.97%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.97%) Ruby
6 5 (3.31%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.65%) C
7 4 (2.65%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.99%) C++
9 2 (1.32%) PHP
9 2 (1.32%) R
10 1 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.66%) Natural
10 1 (0.66%) Perl
10 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 151 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.95%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.99%) Degree
3 3 (1.99%) RHCE
4 2 (1.32%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.66%) CCNA
5 1 (0.66%) CCNP
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.97%) QA
2 5 (3.31%) SLA
3 3 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (11.26%) Docker
2 11 (7.28%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.66%) NFS
4 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.30%) Puppet
3 7 (4.64%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.97%) Ansible
4 6 (3.97%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (3.97%) Terraform
5 4 (2.65%) SCCM
6 2 (1.32%) Grafana
7 1 (0.66%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.66%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.66%) Kibana
7 1 (0.66%) logstash
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.66%) Packer
7 1 (0.66%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (7.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.30%) Oracle
3 6 (3.97%) SAP
4 5 (3.31%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.65%) Remedy
5 4 (2.65%) VMware
6 3 (1.99%) Splunk
7 2 (1.32%) Apple
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco
7 2 (1.32%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.66%) Brocade
8 1 (0.66%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.66%) EMC
8 1 (0.66%) Google
8 1 (0.66%) HP
8 1 (0.66%) NEC
8 1 (0.66%) Reuters
8 1 (0.66%) Software AG
8 1 (0.66%) TIBCO