Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 117 149
Rank change year-on-year -13 +32 -50
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 119 142 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.74% 2.13% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.34% 13.43% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 88 104
City of London median daily rate £481 £459 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +7.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £338 £275 £277
90th Percentile £725 £579 £564
Central London median daily rate £475 £481 £425
% change year-on-year -1.30% +13.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 6
City of London median hourly rate £18.40 £14.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.41% -21.13% +4.41%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £16.33
90th Percentile £18.70 £14.00 £37.94
Central London median hourly rate £18.40 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.81% -10.00% +5.55%

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 964 1057 1464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.07% 15.82% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 751 1079
City of London median daily rate £483 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £256
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 32
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +5.61% +5.82%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.14 £11.64
90th Percentile £28.15 £41.40 £36.70
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +2.86%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 119 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.65%) Finance
4 18 (15.13%) Java
5 17 (14.29%) SQL
6 16 (13.45%) Project Management
6 16 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (13.45%) DevOps
7 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (12.61%) Linux
8 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 14 (11.76%) Telecoms
9 13 (10.92%) Programme Management
10 12 (10.08%) Windows
10 12 (10.08%) ITIL
11 11 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (8.40%) Python
12 10 (8.40%) PRINCE2
12 10 (8.40%) MySQL
13 9 (7.56%) Manufacturing
13 9 (7.56%) Service Management
13 9 (7.56%) SAP
13 9 (7.56%) Data Modelling
13 9 (7.56%) Electronics
13 9 (7.56%) Marketing
13 9 (7.56%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (7.56%) Coaching
14 8 (6.72%) OO
14 8 (6.72%) SQL Server

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 4 (3.36%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.68%) Apache
3 2 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.68%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.84%) IIS
4 1 (0.84%) nginx
4 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.84%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.88%) Office 365
4 3 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.68%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.84%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.84%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) Firewall
2 4 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.52%) Broadband
3 3 (2.52%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.52%) Internet
3 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.68%) 4G
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.68%) DHCP
4 2 (1.68%) DMZ
4 2 (1.68%) DNS
4 2 (1.68%) Skype
4 2 (1.68%) VPN
4 2 (1.68%) WAN
4 2 (1.68%) Wireless
5 1 (0.84%) IPsec
5 1 (0.84%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.84%) LDAP
5 1 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) MySQL
2 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (4.20%) Big Data
5 5 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.20%) HBase
5 5 (4.20%) Power BI
6 4 (3.36%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.68%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.68%) DTS
8 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.36%) git-flow
2 4 (3.36%) Grunt
2 4 (3.36%) gulp
2 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.36%) webpack
3 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.68%) Maven
3 2 (1.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.84%) Ant
4 1 (0.84%) Codeship
4 1 (0.84%) Gradle
4 1 (0.84%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.84%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.84%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.84%) JUnit
4 1 (0.84%) Protractor
4 1 (0.84%) TestNG
4 1 (0.84%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (17.65%) Finance
2 14 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.56%) Electronics
3 9 (7.56%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.56%) Marketing
4 7 (5.88%) Banking
5 5 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.52%) Back Office
7 2 (1.68%) Law
7 2 (1.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.84%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.84%) Local Government
8 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (18.49%) Developer
2 10 (8.40%) Analyst
2 10 (8.40%) Architect
3 7 (5.88%) Java Developer
3 7 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 6 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (4.20%) Business Analyst
5 5 (4.20%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 5 (4.20%) Project Manager
5 5 (4.20%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.36%) Consultant
6 4 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (3.36%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (3.36%) Desktop Support
6 4 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
6 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 4 (3.36%) Scala Developer
7 3 (2.52%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
7 3 (2.52%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) CSS
1 7 (5.88%) Sass
2 6 (5.04%) HTML
3 4 (3.36%) Express
3 4 (3.36%) HTML5
3 4 (3.36%) JSON
3 4 (3.36%) Node.js
3 4 (3.36%) Redux
3 4 (3.36%) REST
4 3 (2.52%) .NET
4 3 (2.52%) CSS3
4 3 (2.52%) Kafka
5 2 (1.68%) Akka
5 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.68%) RESTful
5 2 (1.68%) WCF
5 2 (1.68%) Web Services
5 2 (1.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.04%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.36%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.36%) PKI
5 3 (2.52%) IPTV
5 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.52%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.68%) Blog
6 2 (1.68%) Clustering
6 2 (1.68%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.68%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.68%) Replication
6 2 (1.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) CMDB
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.84%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Linux
2 12 (10.08%) Windows
3 5 (4.20%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.36%) Unix
5 3 (2.52%) CentOS
5 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.84%) AIX
7 1 (0.84%) Android
7 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (13.45%) DevOps
2 16 (13.45%) Project Management
3 13 (10.92%) Programme Management
4 12 (10.08%) ITIL
5 11 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (8.40%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.56%) Coaching
7 9 (7.56%) Data Modelling
7 9 (7.56%) Digital Marketing
7 9 (7.56%) Service Management
8 8 (6.72%) OO
9 7 (5.88%) ETL
9 7 (5.88%) Migration
9 7 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.88%) Test Automation
9 7 (5.88%) Workflow
10 6 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.04%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.13%) Java
2 17 (14.29%) SQL
3 10 (8.40%) Python
4 7 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.04%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.20%) Ruby
7 4 (3.36%) C#
7 4 (3.36%) Go
7 4 (3.36%) Scala
8 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.52%) PHP
9 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.84%) C
10 1 (0.84%) C++
10 1 (0.84%) Perl
10 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.04%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.36%) Degree
4 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.68%) CCDP
4 2 (1.68%) CCIE
4 2 (1.68%) CCNP
4 2 (1.68%) CCSA
4 2 (1.68%) CCSE
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.84%) APMP
5 1 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.84%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (0.84%) CISSP
5 1 (0.84%) IISP
5 1 (0.84%) ISACA
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB
5 1 (0.84%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) WCAG
2 4 (3.36%) QA
3 2 (1.68%) GDPR
3 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.84%) GAAP
4 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.88%) Docker
2 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) HDFS
3 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.88%) Kubernetes
1 7 (5.88%) Puppet
2 5 (4.20%) Ansible
3 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.52%) SCCM
3 3 (2.52%) SCOM
3 3 (2.52%) Sysdig
3 3 (2.52%) Terraform
4 2 (1.68%) Salt
4 2 (1.68%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.84%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.56%) SAP
3 6 (5.04%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.20%) Oracle
5 4 (3.36%) Cisco
5 4 (3.36%) VMware
6 3 (2.52%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.68%) BMC
7 2 (1.68%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.68%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.68%) NetApp
7 2 (1.68%) Remedy
7 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.68%) Splunk
7 2 (1.68%) Symantec
8 1 (0.84%) Citrix
8 1 (0.84%) HP
8 1 (0.84%) IBM
8 1 (0.84%) Juniper
8 1 (0.84%) Progress