Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 130 100
Rank change year-on-year -3 -30 +46
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 130 122 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.86% 1.79% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.57% 12.64% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 79 87
City of London median daily rate £425 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £133 £293 £298
90th Percentile £645 £725 £593
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £488
% change year-on-year - -2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 13 1
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +29.29% -21.13%
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £15.75
% change year-on-year +3.31% +14.92% -10.00%

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 958 965 1,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.71% 14.14% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 683 768
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £265 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 24 11
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -9.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £16.13
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.76 £85.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.01% -6.51% +11.11%

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 26 September 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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.54%) Windows
3 24 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (13.08%) Linux
4 17 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (12.31%) DevOps
6 15 (11.54%) Docker
7 13 (10.00%) Python
7 13 (10.00%) Java
8 12 (9.23%) Microsoft
8 12 (9.23%) Migration
9 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
9 11 (8.46%) SQL
9 11 (8.46%) Git (software)
9 11 (8.46%) Windows 10
10 10 (7.69%) Microservices
10 10 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (7.69%) ITIL
11 9 (6.92%) Configuration Management
11 9 (6.92%) Test Automation
11 9 (6.92%) Open Source
12 8 (6.15%) Jenkins
12 8 (6.15%) Kubernetes
12 8 (6.15%) Terraform
12 8 (6.15%) AMQP
12 8 (6.15%) Windows 7
12 8 (6.15%) Finance
12 8 (6.15%) C#
13 7 (5.38%) WAN
13 7 (5.38%) Active Directory

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 2 (1.54%) nginx
1 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.77%) Gunicorn
2 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.62%) Office 365
4 5 (3.85%) npm
5 3 (2.31%) PaaS
5 3 (2.31%) Route 53
5 3 (2.31%) Serverless
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.54%) IaaS
6 2 (1.54%) SaaS
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.77%) Datadog
7 1 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.77%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) AMQP
2 7 (5.38%) WAN
3 6 (4.62%) VPN
4 5 (3.85%) Firewall
4 5 (3.85%) LAN
5 4 (3.08%) Skype
6 3 (2.31%) DNS
6 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.31%) WPA
7 2 (1.54%) BGP
7 2 (1.54%) IPv4
7 2 (1.54%) Network Security
7 2 (1.54%) SSH
7 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) Big Data
1 6 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.31%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.54%) MySQL
4 2 (1.54%) Power BI
5 1 (0.77%) Adabas
5 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.77%) HBase
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.62%) Selenium
4 5 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.08%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (3.08%) Mocha
5 4 (3.08%) Protractor
6 3 (2.31%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.54%) Grunt
7 2 (1.54%) gulp
7 2 (1.54%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.77%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.77%) JUnit
8 1 (0.77%) Maven
8 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.77%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (6.15%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.31%) Electronics
4 3 (2.31%) Law
4 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.31%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) Back Office
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.85%) Desktop Support
2 15 (11.54%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
2 15 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.77%) Developer
4 11 (8.46%) Analyst
5 10 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Deployment Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Floorwalker
7 8 (6.15%) Architect
8 7 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.08%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Service Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (5.38%) JSON
2 7 (5.38%) Node.js
3 6 (4.62%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (3.85%) XML
5 4 (3.08%) .NET
5 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.08%) Chai
5 4 (3.08%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.08%) GraphQL
5 4 (3.08%) Kafka
5 4 (3.08%) Spring
6 3 (2.31%) REST
6 3 (2.31%) Web Services
7 2 (1.54%) CSS
7 2 (1.54%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.54%) LDAP
7 2 (1.54%) Middleware
7 2 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.08%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.08%) iPad
3 3 (2.31%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.54%) iPhone
4 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.54%) Social Media
5 1 (0.77%) CESG
5 1 (0.77%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.77%) Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.77%) PKI
5 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.54%) Windows
2 17 (13.08%) Linux
3 11 (8.46%) Windows 10
4 8 (6.15%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.62%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.54%) CentOS
8 2 (1.54%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.77%) Android
9 1 (0.77%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.31%) DevOps
3 12 (9.23%) Migration
4 10 (7.69%) ITIL
4 10 (7.69%) Microservices
5 9 (6.92%) Configuration Management
5 9 (6.92%) Open Source
5 9 (6.92%) Test Automation
6 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (4.62%) Project Management
6 6 (4.62%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.85%) Break/Fix
7 5 (3.85%) MVC
7 5 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (3.85%) TDD
8 4 (3.08%) Coaching
8 4 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.08%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (3.08%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (3.08%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.00%) Java
1 13 (10.00%) Python
2 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
2 11 (8.46%) SQL
3 8 (6.15%) C#
4 6 (4.62%) Ruby
5 5 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.08%) C
6 4 (3.08%) C++
6 4 (3.08%) Java 8
6 4 (3.08%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.77%) Go
8 1 (0.77%) Natural
8 1 (0.77%) Perl
8 1 (0.77%) PHP
8 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.85%) Degree
3 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.54%) MCSE
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.54%) RHCE
5 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.77%) CCNA
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
1 5 (3.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (11.54%) Docker
2 7 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.77%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) Kubernetes
1 8 (6.15%) Terraform
2 6 (4.62%) Puppet
2 6 (4.62%) SCCM
3 5 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (2.31%) Ansible
4 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.77%) Cacti
5 1 (0.77%) Grafana
5 1 (0.77%) Nagios
5 1 (0.77%) Packer
5 1 (0.77%) QRadar
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle
2 5 (3.85%) Splunk
3 4 (3.08%) VMware
4 3 (2.31%) SAP
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco
5 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.54%) Remedy
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe
6 1 (0.77%) Apple
6 1 (0.77%) CA
6 1 (0.77%) F5
6 1 (0.77%) Google
6 1 (0.77%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.77%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.77%) Juniper
6 1 (0.77%) NEC
6 1 (0.77%) Software AG
6 1 (0.77%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.77%) TIBCO