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 3 months to 22 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 73 124
Rank change year-on-year -15 +51  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 79 102 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.40% 3.00% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.36% 17.93% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 59 68
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £306 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £605 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Median hourly rate £18.23 - £17.85
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £16.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 - £43.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year +11.78% -0.70%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 483 569 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.65% 16.72% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 422 577
Median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 19
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.78 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -11.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 47 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.97%) Finance
4 21 (14.29%) Project Management
4 21 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 20 (13.61%) Migration
6 19 (12.93%) Java
6 19 (12.93%) ITIL
6 19 (12.93%) PRINCE2
6 19 (12.93%) DevOps
7 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (11.56%) Windows
7 17 (11.56%) Linux
8 14 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.84%) Programme Management
10 12 (8.16%) Telecoms
10 12 (8.16%) Service Management
11 11 (7.48%) Docker
11 11 (7.48%) Data Modelling
11 11 (7.48%) SAP
11 11 (7.48%) SQL
12 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.80%) Node.js
12 10 (6.80%) Office 365
12 10 (6.80%) Git (software)
13 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (6.12%) Waterfall
13 9 (6.12%) Electronics
13 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
13 9 (6.12%) Manufacturing

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 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.68%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) nginx
6 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.68%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Office 365
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.08%) GitHub
4 5 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.72%) G Suite
6 3 (2.04%) SaaS
7 2 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.36%) IaaS
7 2 (1.36%) PaaS
8 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.68%) Slack
8 1 (0.68%) Trello
8 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) Firewall
2 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.04%) SSL
4 2 (1.36%) DNS
4 2 (1.36%) HTTP
4 2 (1.36%) IPsec
4 2 (1.36%) LAN
4 2 (1.36%) Network Security
4 2 (1.36%) WAN
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) Skype
5 1 (0.68%) SMS
5 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.08%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.40%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (3.40%) Power BI
4 3 (2.04%) Big Data
4 3 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.04%) MySQL
4 3 (2.04%) Neo4j
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.36%) Adabas
5 2 (1.36%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.36%) HBase
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) AllegroGraph
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.68%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.44%) JIRA
3 6 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.72%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.04%) Maven
6 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) JUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Selenium
7 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (14.97%) Finance
2 12 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.12%) Electronics
3 9 (6.12%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.12%) Marketing
4 8 (5.44%) Law
5 4 (2.72%) Legal
6 3 (2.04%) Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (13.61%) Analyst
2 19 (12.93%) Developer
3 15 (10.20%) Architect
4 12 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.48%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (4.76%) Technical Leader
7 5 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 5 (3.40%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 5 (3.40%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (2.72%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 4 (2.72%) Security Architect
8 4 (2.72%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.04%) Business Manager
9 3 (2.04%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (2.04%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) Node.js
2 6 (4.08%) HTML
2 6 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (3.40%) AngularJS
3 5 (3.40%) CSS
3 5 (3.40%) Express
3 5 (3.40%) React
4 4 (2.72%) .NET
4 4 (2.72%) Backbone.js
4 4 (2.72%) Ember.js
4 4 (2.72%) Kafka
4 4 (2.72%) RESTful
5 3 (2.04%) JSON
5 3 (2.04%) REST
5 3 (2.04%) Web Services
6 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.36%) J2EE
6 2 (1.36%) RSS
6 2 (1.36%) XML
6 2 (1.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.40%) CESG
2 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.40%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.72%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.72%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.04%) IPTV
4 3 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.04%) Video Editing
5 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.36%) Blog
5 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.36%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.36%) Replication
5 2 (1.36%) User Experience
5 2 (1.36%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.56%) Linux
1 17 (11.56%) Windows
2 6 (4.08%) CentOS
3 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.40%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.72%) Unix
5 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.04%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.36%) Android
6 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.36%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) AIX
7 1 (0.68%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.68%) RancherOS
7 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.29%) Project Management
3 20 (13.61%) Migration
4 19 (12.93%) DevOps
4 19 (12.93%) ITIL
4 19 (12.93%) PRINCE2
5 14 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (8.84%) Programme Management
7 12 (8.16%) Service Management
8 11 (7.48%) Data Modelling
9 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (6.12%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.44%) Scrum
12 7 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (4.76%) Data Analysis
13 6 (4.08%) Business Analysis
13 6 (4.08%) Coaching
13 6 (4.08%) Data Migration
13 6 (4.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.93%) Java
2 11 (7.48%) SQL
3 8 (5.44%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.44%) Python
4 6 (4.08%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.72%) ES6
6 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.04%) C
6 3 (2.04%) C#
7 2 (1.36%) PHP
7 2 (1.36%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) C++
8 1 (0.68%) Go
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) R
8 1 (0.68%) Scala
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.44%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.40%) Degree
4 4 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.36%) CCNA
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.36%) CISSP
6 2 (1.36%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.36%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.68%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.68%) CLAS
7 1 (0.68%) IISP
7 1 (0.68%) ISACA
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.72%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.36%) PMO
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.68%) P3O
4 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) Docker
2 7 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.68%) etcd
4 1 (0.68%) flannel
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.72%) Puppet
3 3 (2.04%) SCCM
4 2 (1.36%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.68%) Consul
5 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.68%) Grafana
5 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.68%) Kibana
5 1 (0.68%) logstash
5 1 (0.68%) Marathon
5 1 (0.68%) Mesos
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.68%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.68%) Rancher
5 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.48%) SAP
3 7 (4.76%) Oracle
4 4 (2.72%) Cisco
4 4 (2.72%) Google
4 4 (2.72%) Nuix
4 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.04%) IBM
6 2 (1.36%) Apple
6 2 (1.36%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.36%) Juniper
6 2 (1.36%) MapR
6 2 (1.36%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.36%) Software AG
6 2 (1.36%) Splunk
6 2 (1.36%) VMware
7 1 (0.68%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.68%) F5
7 1 (0.68%) PagerDuty
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