Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 119 122
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 148 151 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.30% 2.18% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.39% 16.10% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 88 73
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -2.56%
10th Percentile £158 £194 £315
90th Percentile £638 £675 £612
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 26 11
City of London median hourly rate - £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.23% +4.53%
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £16.14
% change year-on-year +87.17% +15.90% -5.09%

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 851 938 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.21% 13.53% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 688 604
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £275
90th Percentile £688 £700 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +2.50% +8.70% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 41 20
City of London median hourly rate £29.00 £18.70 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.08% +4.89% -18.15%
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £12.69
90th Percentile £42.00 £38.50 £25.51
Central London median hourly rate £25.09 £18.70 £17.77
% change year-on-year +34.17% +5.23% -18.41%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (17.57%) Java
4 25 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (14.86%) Migration
6 18 (12.16%) Telecoms
6 18 (12.16%) Linux
6 18 (12.16%) Python
7 16 (10.81%) Windows
7 16 (10.81%) SQL
7 16 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.14%) DevOps
9 14 (9.46%) Finance
9 14 (9.46%) TDD
10 13 (8.78%) Ruby
10 13 (8.78%) Project Management
10 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
11 12 (8.11%) Firewall
11 12 (8.11%) BC Cleared
11 12 (8.11%) Kubernetes
12 11 (7.43%) Public Cloud
12 11 (7.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
12 11 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (7.43%) HTML
12 11 (7.43%) CSS
12 11 (7.43%) Data Modelling
13 10 (6.76%) WAN
13 10 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (6.76%) Microsoft

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 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.03%) Confluence
3 2 (1.35%) Apache
3 2 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.35%) nginx
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.68%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) Sketch
2 1 (0.68%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.38%) GitHub
4 4 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.03%) Office 365
5 3 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.35%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (1.35%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.35%) Apigee
6 2 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.35%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.35%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.35%) Serverless
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.68%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.11%) Firewall
2 10 (6.76%) WAN
3 9 (6.08%) Internet
4 7 (4.73%) Ethernet
4 7 (4.73%) MPLS
4 7 (4.73%) VoIP
4 7 (4.73%) VPN
5 6 (4.05%) BGP
5 6 (4.05%) OSPF
6 5 (3.38%) Converged Networks
6 5 (3.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (2.70%) LAN
8 3 (2.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.03%) SDH
9 2 (1.35%) 4G
9 2 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.35%) DNS
9 2 (1.35%) SNMP
9 2 (1.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.05%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.38%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (3.38%) Big Data
4 4 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.68%) Impala
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Parquet
7 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.70%) JIRA
4 2 (1.35%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.35%) Maven
4 2 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.68%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.68%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.68%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.68%) GitLab
5 1 (0.68%) Grunt
5 1 (0.68%) gulp
5 1 (0.68%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.68%) Mockito
5 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 18 (12.16%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.46%) Finance
3 7 (4.73%) Marketing
4 4 (2.70%) Electronics
4 4 (2.70%) Law
4 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.03%) Banking
6 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.68%) Local Government
7 1 (0.68%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (22.97%) Developer
2 19 (12.84%) Architect
3 10 (6.76%) Analyst
3 10 (6.76%) Java Developer
4 8 (5.41%) Business Analyst
4 8 (5.41%) Deskside Engineer
4 8 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (5.41%) Technical Architect
5 7 (4.73%) Designer
6 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 4 (2.70%) AWS Architect
7 4 (2.70%) Change Manager
7 4 (2.70%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (2.70%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (2.70%) Network Engineer
7 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
8 3 (2.03%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (2.03%) Security Architect
8 3 (2.03%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.43%) CSS
1 11 (7.43%) HTML
2 8 (5.41%) REST
2 8 (5.41%) SOAP
3 7 (4.73%) JSON
4 5 (3.38%) Kafka
4 5 (3.38%) Node.js
4 5 (3.38%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (2.70%) .NET
5 4 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.70%) OAuth
5 4 (2.70%) OpenID
5 4 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.70%) RESTful
5 4 (2.70%) Spring
5 4 (2.70%) Spring Boot
6 3 (2.03%) SAML
6 3 (2.03%) XML
7 2 (1.35%) JMS
7 2 (1.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.70%) User Experience
4 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.03%) PKI
5 2 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.35%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.68%) Blog
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (0.68%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.16%) Linux
2 16 (10.81%) Windows
3 9 (6.08%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (14.86%) Migration
3 16 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (10.14%) DevOps
5 14 (9.46%) TDD
6 13 (8.78%) Project Management
7 11 (7.43%) Data Modelling
7 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.76%) Service Design
8 10 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (6.76%) Technical Leadership
9 9 (6.08%) Microservices
9 9 (6.08%) Scrum
10 8 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (5.41%) Service Management
11 7 (4.73%) Change Management
11 7 (4.73%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.57%) Java
2 18 (12.16%) Python
3 16 (10.81%) SQL
4 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.78%) Ruby
5 6 (4.05%) Java 8
6 5 (3.38%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.38%) C#
7 4 (2.70%) Go
7 4 (2.70%) PHP
7 4 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.35%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) VB6
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
10 1 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 148 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.11%) BC Cleared
3 11 (7.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (6.08%) CCDA
4 9 (6.08%) CCDP
4 9 (6.08%) CCIE
4 9 (6.08%) CCNA
4 9 (6.08%) CCNP
4 9 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.05%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.38%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (3.38%) Degree
7 2 (1.35%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.35%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (1.35%) CISSP
7 2 (1.35%) RHCE
7 2 (1.35%) SANS
8 1 (0.68%) APMG
8 1 (0.68%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.35%) GDPR
3 2 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.35%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.35%) RMADS
4 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.76%) Docker
2 7 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.68%) Ceph
3 1 (0.68%) etcd
3 1 (0.68%) flannel
3 1 (0.68%) GlusterFS
3 1 (0.68%) HDFS
3 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.68%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 12 (8.11%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.08%) Ansible
3 7 (4.73%) Puppet
4 4 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.70%) Terraform
5 3 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.03%) Kibana
5 3 (2.03%) logstash
5 3 (2.03%) Nagios
5 3 (2.03%) RANCID
6 2 (1.35%) Cacti
6 2 (1.35%) Icinga
6 2 (1.35%) OpenView
6 2 (1.35%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.68%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.68%) Graphite
7 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.68%) Oozie
7 1 (0.68%) SCCM
7 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
1 10 (6.76%) Oracle
2 9 (6.08%) Cisco
3 5 (3.38%) CA
3 5 (3.38%) ServiceNow
3 5 (3.38%) SolarWinds
4 4 (2.70%) SAP
5 3 (2.03%) F5
5 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.35%) Amdocs
6 2 (1.35%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.35%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.35%) Google
6 2 (1.35%) HP
6 2 (1.35%) Kaseya
6 2 (1.35%) Nokia
6 2 (1.35%) Radware
6 2 (1.35%) SevOne
6 2 (1.35%) Siebel
6 2 (1.35%) Splunk