Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 106 129
Rank change year-on-year +59 +23 -25
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 182 156 132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.25% 2.29% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.17% 16.17% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 97 81
Median daily rate £513 £455 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.64% -6.19% +7.78%
10th Percentile £326 £158 £313
90th Percentile £663 £653 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £494
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.80% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 18
Median hourly rate £15.35 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.91% - +19.17%
10th Percentile £11.77 £18.70 £14.82
90th Percentile £18.13 £31.74 £22.55
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £26.85 £18.70
% change year-on-year -30.35% +43.58% +28.97%

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 646 965 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.09% 14.18% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 689 699
Median daily rate £500 £500 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.91% +14.44%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £300
90th Percentile £675 £688 £708
Central London median daily rate £495 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 35
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.67 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -6.32% +12.30%
10th Percentile £19.01 £12.78 £14.62
90th Percentile £52.25 £37.10 £38.49
Median hourly rate £33.75 £20.91 £21.76
% change year-on-year +61.39% -3.88% +18.57%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 182 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (18.68%) Public Sector
4 29 (15.93%) DevOps
5 27 (14.84%) Microsoft
6 26 (14.29%) Linux
6 26 (14.29%) AWS
7 24 (13.19%) Azure
8 21 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (10.99%) Java
9 20 (10.99%) SQL
10 19 (10.44%) Oracle
10 19 (10.44%) Git (software)
11 18 (9.89%) Windows
12 17 (9.34%) Docker
12 17 (9.34%) Jenkins
13 16 (8.79%) Kubernetes
13 16 (8.79%) Terraform
14 15 (8.24%) Python
15 14 (7.69%) Ansible
15 14 (7.69%) DV Cleared
16 13 (7.14%) Waterfall
16 13 (7.14%) Office 365
16 13 (7.14%) SQL Server
16 13 (7.14%) .NET
16 13 (7.14%) Migration
16 13 (7.14%) VMware
17 12 (6.59%) JIRA
17 12 (6.59%) Project Management
17 12 (6.59%) Confluence

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 12 (6.59%) Confluence
2 7 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.75%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.75%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.65%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.10%) Apache
5 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.10%) JBoss
5 2 (1.10%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Fuse
5 2 (1.10%) SAS
5 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.55%) Drupal
6 1 (0.55%) Jupyter
Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.10%) Figma
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.29%) AWS
2 24 (13.19%) Azure
3 13 (7.14%) Office 365
4 8 (4.40%) GitHub
5 4 (2.20%) Serverless
6 3 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.65%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.65%) IaaS
6 3 (1.65%) PaaS
6 3 (1.65%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.65%) SaaS
7 2 (1.10%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.10%) Route 53
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.55%) AWS CodeDeploy
8 1 (0.55%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.55%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.30%) Firewall
2 5 (2.75%) WAN
3 4 (2.20%) LAN
3 4 (2.20%) Network Security
3 4 (2.20%) VPN
4 3 (1.65%) Wireless
5 2 (1.10%) DNS
5 2 (1.10%) Internet
6 1 (0.55%) 3G
6 1 (0.55%) 4G
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.55%) H.323
6 1 (0.55%) Intranet
6 1 (0.55%) ISDN
6 1 (0.55%) MPLS
6 1 (0.55%) Q.931
6 1 (0.55%) SCCP
6 1 (0.55%) Skype
6 1 (0.55%) WebEx
6 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.30%) Big Data
4 4 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.65%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.10%) Power BI
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.55%) MySQL
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.55%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (10.44%) Git (software)
2 17 (9.34%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.59%) JIRA
4 6 (3.30%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.75%) GitLab
6 3 (1.65%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.65%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.65%) Maven
6 3 (1.65%) Postman
7 2 (1.10%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.10%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.10%) JUnit
7 2 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.10%) Mockito
7 2 (1.10%) Selenium
7 2 (1.10%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.10%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.10%) Subversion
8 1 (0.55%) CA Gen
8 1 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (18.68%) Public Sector
2 8 (4.40%) Finance
3 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.65%) Law
5 2 (1.10%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Billing
6 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (14.84%) Developer
2 21 (11.54%) Analyst
3 15 (8.24%) Architect
3 15 (8.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (6.59%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.04%) Consultant
6 9 (4.95%) Deskside Engineer
6 9 (4.95%) Java Developer
7 8 (4.40%) Coordinator
7 8 (4.40%) PMO Coordinator
7 8 (4.40%) PMO Manager
7 8 (4.40%) PMO Planner
7 8 (4.40%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
9 6 (3.30%) Designer
10 5 (2.75%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Risk Manager
10 5 (2.75%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 5 (2.75%) Software Developer
10 5 (2.75%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.14%) .NET
2 8 (4.40%) Web Services
3 7 (3.85%) JSON
3 7 (3.85%) REST
4 5 (2.75%) HTML
4 5 (2.75%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.20%) SOAP
5 4 (2.20%) Spring
5 4 (2.20%) XML
6 3 (1.65%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.65%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.65%) CSS
6 3 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.65%) HTML5
6 3 (1.65%) J2EE
7 2 (1.10%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.10%) Node.js
7 2 (1.10%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.85%) User Experience
3 6 (3.30%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.10%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.10%) iPad
7 2 (1.10%) W3C
8 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.55%) iPhone
8 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.55%) PKI
8 1 (0.55%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.29%) Linux
2 18 (9.89%) Windows
3 7 (3.85%) Unix
4 5 (2.75%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.20%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.65%) CentOS
7 2 (1.10%) Android
8 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.55%) Debian
8 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.55%) VME
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.93%) DevOps
3 21 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (7.14%) Migration
4 13 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 12 (6.59%) Project Management
6 10 (5.49%) Infrastructure as Code
6 10 (5.49%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 9 (4.95%) CRM
8 8 (4.40%) Change Management
8 8 (4.40%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 8 (4.40%) TDD
8 8 (4.40%) Test Automation
9 7 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.85%) Data Analysis
9 7 (3.85%) Decision-Making
9 7 (3.85%) ERP
9 7 (3.85%) ITIL
9 7 (3.85%) Microservices
10 6 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.99%) Java
1 20 (10.99%) SQL
2 15 (8.24%) Python
3 8 (4.40%) C#
3 8 (4.40%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.85%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.20%) C++
5 4 (2.20%) Java 8
5 4 (2.20%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.65%) PHP
7 2 (1.10%) Groovy
7 2 (1.10%) Perl
7 2 (1.10%) Ruby
7 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.55%) C
8 1 (0.55%) Go
8 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 182 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.75%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (2.20%) BC Cleared
4 4 (2.20%) CCNA
5 3 (1.65%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.65%) CCENT
5 3 (1.65%) Dell Certification
5 3 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.10%) CISM
6 2 (1.10%) CISSP
6 2 (1.10%) SANS
7 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.55%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (0.55%) CISA
7 1 (0.55%) CLAS
7 1 (0.55%) CRISC
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.49%) PMO
2 5 (2.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (2.75%) SLA
3 4 (2.20%) QA
4 3 (1.65%) NIST
5 2 (1.10%) GDPR
5 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.10%) WCAG
5 2 (1.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.55%) NCSC
System Software
1 17 (9.34%) Docker
2 6 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.10%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (8.79%) Kubernetes
1 16 (8.79%) Terraform
2 14 (7.69%) Ansible
3 8 (4.40%) Puppet
4 6 (3.30%) Packer
5 4 (2.20%) Istio
6 3 (1.65%) Consul
6 3 (1.65%) Kibana
6 3 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.65%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.55%) Grafana
8 1 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.55%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.55%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.55%) Salt
8 1 (0.55%) SELinux
8 1 (0.55%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 27 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.44%) Oracle
3 13 (7.14%) VMware
4 5 (2.75%) Cisco
4 5 (2.75%) Citrix
5 4 (2.20%) Remedy
5 4 (2.20%) Xerox
6 3 (1.65%) Dell
6 3 (1.65%) Informatica
6 3 (1.65%) Intel
6 3 (1.65%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.10%) BEA
7 2 (1.10%) IBM
7 2 (1.10%) Pega
7 2 (1.10%) Splunk
7 2 (1.10%) Tableau
7 2 (1.10%) Teradata
7 2 (1.10%) webMethods
8 1 (0.55%) Talend