Period
to 21 January 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 131 144
Rank change year-on-year +81 +13 -25
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 207 125 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.15% 1.85% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.95% 13.54% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 71 72
City of London median daily rate £475 £455 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% -4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £294 £143 £298
90th Percentile £644 £625 £686
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
City of London median hourly rate £15.35 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.91% - +17.30%
10th Percentile £11.77 £18.70 £17.42
90th Percentile £18.13 £28.48 £21.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.70

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 768 923 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.38% 13.65% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 640 731
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £289 £238 £300
90th Percentile £688 £664 £675
Central London median daily rate £495 £480 £488
% change year-on-year +3.13% -1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 24
City of London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -7.65% +8.29%
10th Percentile £11.77 £12.63 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.93 £31.13 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.98% -10.95% +14.44%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020, 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (21.26%) Public Sector
3 38 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (14.98%) SQL
5 30 (14.49%) Microsoft
6 27 (13.04%) Oracle
7 26 (12.56%) Linux
8 25 (12.08%) AWS
9 23 (11.11%) DevOps
10 22 (10.63%) Windows
10 22 (10.63%) Finance
11 21 (10.14%) Azure
12 20 (9.66%) SQL Server
13 18 (8.70%) Java
14 17 (8.21%) Terraform
15 16 (7.73%) ITIL
16 15 (7.25%) JavaScript
16 15 (7.25%) Python
16 15 (7.25%) Project Management
16 15 (7.25%) DV Cleared
16 15 (7.25%) Git (software)
17 14 (6.76%) Office 365
17 14 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (6.76%) .NET
17 14 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (6.28%) Change Management
18 13 (6.28%) Migration
18 13 (6.28%) ERP
18 13 (6.28%) Docker
18 13 (6.28%) Cybersecurity

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 11 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.38%) Confluence
3 6 (2.90%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.42%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.93%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.97%) Apache
7 2 (0.97%) CMS
7 2 (0.97%) JBoss
7 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (0.97%) SAS
7 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.48%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.86%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.08%) AWS
2 21 (10.14%) Azure
3 14 (6.76%) Office 365
4 9 (4.35%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.93%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.93%) GitHub
5 4 (1.93%) Serverless
6 3 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.45%) AWS CodePipeline
6 3 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.45%) Route 53
7 2 (0.97%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 2 (0.97%) npm
7 2 (0.97%) PaaS
7 2 (0.97%) PowerApps
7 2 (0.97%) SaaS
7 2 (0.97%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.35%) Firewall
2 7 (3.38%) WAN
3 6 (2.90%) LAN
4 5 (2.42%) VPN
5 4 (1.93%) MPLS
6 3 (1.45%) Internet
6 3 (1.45%) Skype
6 3 (1.45%) Wireless
7 2 (0.97%) BGP
7 2 (0.97%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.97%) DNS
7 2 (0.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.97%) Network Security
8 1 (0.48%) 3G
8 1 (0.48%) Intranet
8 1 (0.48%) ISDN
8 1 (0.48%) OSPF
8 1 (0.48%) SSL
8 1 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (3.86%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.38%) Power BI
5 7 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.90%) Big Data
6 6 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.42%) MySQL
7 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.48%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.38%) JIRA
4 5 (2.42%) GitLab
5 3 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.45%) Maven
5 3 (1.45%) Postman
5 3 (1.45%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.97%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.97%) gulp
6 2 (0.97%) Hudson
6 2 (0.97%) Selenium
6 2 (0.97%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.97%) Subversion
6 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.48%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.48%) ESLint
7 1 (0.48%) Travis CI
General
1 44 (21.26%) Public Sector
2 22 (10.63%) Finance
3 9 (4.35%) Banking
4 7 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.45%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (16.91%) Developer
2 28 (13.53%) Analyst
3 23 (11.11%) Architect
4 18 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (5.31%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 10 (4.83%) Consultant
7 10 (4.83%) Deskside Engineer
8 9 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 8 (3.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (3.38%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.38%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.38%) SSIS Developer
11 6 (2.90%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.90%) SQL Developer
11 6 (2.90%) SSAS Developer
12 5 (2.42%) SQL BI Developer
12 5 (2.42%) SSRS Developer
13 4 (1.93%) Cloud Architect
13 4 (1.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.76%) .NET
2 11 (5.31%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (3.38%) AngularJS
3 7 (3.38%) Web Services
4 6 (2.90%) CSS
4 6 (2.90%) HTML
4 6 (2.90%) Node.js
5 5 (2.42%) .NET Core
5 5 (2.42%) JSON
5 5 (2.42%) Spring
5 5 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (1.93%) REST
6 4 (1.93%) SOAP
6 4 (1.93%) XBRL
7 3 (1.45%) GraphQL
7 3 (1.45%) jQuery
7 3 (1.45%) XML
8 2 (0.97%) Apache Camel
8 2 (0.97%) React
8 2 (0.97%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.80%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.42%) PKI
5 4 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.45%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.45%) User Experience
7 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.97%) Cyberattack
7 2 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.97%) iPad
7 2 (0.97%) W3C
8 1 (0.48%) Blog
8 1 (0.48%) CMDB
8 1 (0.48%) iPhone
8 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.56%) Linux
2 22 (10.63%) Windows
3 7 (3.38%) Unix
3 7 (3.38%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.42%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.93%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.45%) CentOS
6 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.97%) Android
7 2 (0.97%) Debian
7 2 (0.97%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.11%) DevOps
3 16 (7.73%) ITIL
4 15 (7.25%) Project Management
5 14 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (6.28%) Change Management
6 13 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (6.28%) ERP
6 13 (6.28%) Migration
7 11 (5.31%) Waterfall
8 10 (4.83%) Security Architecture
8 10 (4.83%) TDD
8 10 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.35%) CRM
9 9 (4.35%) Microservices
9 9 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (3.86%) Technical Leadership
11 7 (3.38%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.98%) SQL
2 18 (8.70%) Java
3 15 (7.25%) JavaScript
3 15 (7.25%) Python
4 10 (4.83%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.86%) C#
6 6 (2.90%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.42%) Perl
8 4 (1.93%) C++
8 4 (1.93%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.45%) Groovy
9 3 (1.45%) Java 8
9 3 (1.45%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.97%) Go
10 2 (0.97%) Ruby
10 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 207 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.25%) DV Cleared
3 8 (3.86%) CTC Cleared
4 6 (2.90%) BC Cleared
4 6 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.42%) CCNA
5 5 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.93%) OCA
6 4 (1.93%) OCP
6 4 (1.93%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.45%) CCIE
7 3 (1.45%) CCNP
7 3 (1.45%) Dell Certification
7 3 (1.45%) SANS
8 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.97%) CCDA
8 2 (0.97%) CCDP
8 2 (0.97%) CCENT
8 2 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.48%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.90%) SLA
2 4 (1.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.97%) GDPR
3 2 (0.97%) NIST
3 2 (0.97%) PMO
3 2 (0.97%) WCAG
3 2 (0.97%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.48%) NCSC
4 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.28%) Docker
2 12 (5.80%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (8.21%) Terraform
2 13 (6.28%) Kubernetes
3 10 (4.83%) Ansible
3 10 (4.83%) Puppet
4 5 (2.42%) Consul
5 4 (1.93%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.45%) Packer
7 2 (0.97%) Kibana
7 2 (0.97%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.97%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.48%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.48%) Grafana
8 1 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.48%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.48%) SELinux
8 1 (0.48%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.04%) Oracle
3 12 (5.80%) VMware
4 7 (3.38%) Cisco
5 6 (2.90%) Tableau
6 5 (2.42%) Google
6 5 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.42%) Sybase
7 4 (1.93%) Remedy
7 4 (1.93%) Twitter
7 4 (1.93%) Xerox
8 3 (1.45%) Citrix
8 3 (1.45%) Dell
8 3 (1.45%) Intel
8 3 (1.45%) Splunk
9 2 (0.97%) HP
9 2 (0.97%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.97%) Teradata
10 1 (0.48%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (0.48%) xMatters