Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 103 114
Rank change year-on-year +72 +11 +9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 157 155 156
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.71% 2.32% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.51% 17.96% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 109 89
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -6.49%
10th Percentile £336 £160 £196
90th Percentile £650 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £478
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.33% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £18.70
10th Percentile £12.75 - £14.00
90th Percentile £14.25 - £20.00
Central London median hourly rate £13.50 - £18.70

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 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 483 863 983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.57% 12.93% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 609 712
Median daily rate £500 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £302 £313 £310
90th Percentile £638 £688 £711
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 46
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +55.08% +10.81%
10th Percentile £18.90 £11.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £42.65 £42.00 £36.11
Median hourly rate £33.75 £22.06 £18.70
% change year-on-year +53.03% +17.94% +17.02%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.38%) DevOps
4 27 (17.20%) AWS
4 27 (17.20%) Public Sector
5 24 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (14.01%) Python
7 20 (12.74%) Kubernetes
7 20 (12.74%) Terraform
8 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
9 18 (11.46%) Linux
9 18 (11.46%) Azure
10 17 (10.83%) Java
11 16 (10.19%) SQL
11 16 (10.19%) Jenkins
12 14 (8.92%) Windows
12 14 (8.92%) Git (software)
13 13 (8.28%) Big Data
13 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (8.28%) Docker
13 13 (8.28%) Decision-Making
13 13 (8.28%) Web Services
14 12 (7.64%) Oracle
14 12 (7.64%) PMO
15 11 (7.01%) Ansible
15 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Project
15 11 (7.01%) Unix
16 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
16 10 (6.37%) .NET
16 10 (6.37%) Migration

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 7 (4.46%) Confluence
2 6 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.91%) SAS
5 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.64%) Drupal
5 1 (0.64%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.64%) nginx
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.27%) Figma
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.64%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.20%) AWS
2 18 (11.46%) Azure
3 8 (5.10%) Office 365
4 6 (3.82%) GitHub
5 5 (3.18%) Serverless
6 4 (2.55%) PaaS
6 4 (2.55%) SaaS
7 3 (1.91%) IaaS
7 3 (1.91%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.27%) GCP
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.64%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.18%) Firewall
2 2 (1.27%) LAN
2 2 (1.27%) Network Security
3 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.64%) VPN
3 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.28%) Big Data
2 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.46%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.91%) MySQL
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.91%) Power BI
6 2 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.64%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.64%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.64%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 16 (10.19%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.92%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.10%) JIRA
4 6 (3.82%) GitLab
5 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.91%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.91%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.27%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.27%) Maven
7 2 (1.27%) Mockito
7 2 (1.27%) Toad
7 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.64%) jMock
8 1 (0.64%) JUnit
8 1 (0.64%) NUnit
8 1 (0.64%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.64%) Selenium
General
1 27 (17.20%) Public Sector
2 6 (3.82%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Law
3 2 (1.27%) Police
4 1 (0.64%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Legal
4 1 (0.64%) Local Government
4 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (14.01%) Developer
2 20 (12.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (9.55%) Analyst
3 15 (9.55%) Architect
4 8 (5.10%) Coordinator
4 8 (5.10%) PMO Coordinator
4 8 (5.10%) PMO Manager
4 8 (5.10%) PMO Planner
5 7 (4.46%) Data Engineer
5 7 (4.46%) Risk Manager
6 6 (3.82%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (3.82%) Consultant
6 6 (3.82%) Java Developer
6 6 (3.82%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.18%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.18%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.55%) Contracts Manager
8 4 (2.55%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (2.55%) Programme Manager
8 4 (2.55%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.28%) Web Services
2 10 (6.37%) .NET
3 7 (4.46%) REST
4 5 (3.18%) J2EE
4 5 (3.18%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.55%) SOAP
6 3 (1.91%) Celery
6 3 (1.91%) HTML
6 3 (1.91%) HTML5
6 3 (1.91%) Java EE
6 3 (1.91%) JSON
6 3 (1.91%) LDAP
6 3 (1.91%) Middleware
6 3 (1.91%) Struts
7 2 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.27%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.27%) Node.js
7 2 (1.27%) RESTful
7 2 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.46%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.46%) User Experience
3 6 (3.82%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.91%) Blog
5 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.46%) Linux
2 14 (8.92%) Windows
3 11 (7.01%) Unix
4 5 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.55%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.64%) AIX
7 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.64%) VME
7 1 (0.64%) VMS
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.38%) DevOps
3 24 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (8.28%) Decision-Making
5 10 (6.37%) Migration
5 10 (6.37%) Waterfall
6 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure as Code
7 8 (5.10%) Data Analysis
7 8 (5.10%) Information Security
7 8 (5.10%) Line Management
7 8 (5.10%) Project Delivery
7 8 (5.10%) Project Management
7 8 (5.10%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 8 (5.10%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 8 (5.10%) Test Automation
8 7 (4.46%) Analytics
8 7 (4.46%) ITIL
8 7 (4.46%) Risk Management
8 7 (4.46%) Service Management
9 6 (3.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.01%) Python
2 17 (10.83%) Java
3 16 (10.19%) SQL
4 9 (5.73%) C#
5 6 (3.82%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.82%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.55%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.55%) R
7 3 (1.91%) Groovy
7 3 (1.91%) Java 8
7 3 (1.91%) PHP
7 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.27%) C
8 2 (1.27%) Perl
8 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.64%) C++
9 1 (0.64%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 157 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.37%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.18%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.55%) CISM
4 4 (2.55%) CISSP
5 3 (1.91%) Degree
6 2 (1.27%) CISA
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.27%) CLAS
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.27%) CRISC
7 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.64%) CCDA
7 1 (0.64%) CCDP
7 1 (0.64%) CCENT
7 1 (0.64%) CCNA
7 1 (0.64%) CCNP
7 1 (0.64%) GIAC
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.64%) PMO
2 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.91%) QA
4 2 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.64%) COBIT
5 1 (0.64%) NIST
5 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.64%) RMADS
5 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.64%) SLA
5 1 (0.64%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (8.28%) Docker
2 2 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.64%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (12.74%) Kubernetes
1 20 (12.74%) Terraform
2 11 (7.01%) Ansible
3 7 (4.46%) Kibana
4 6 (3.82%) logstash
4 6 (3.82%) Packer
5 5 (3.18%) Istio
6 3 (1.91%) Grafana
7 2 (1.27%) Consul
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.27%) SCCM
8 1 (0.64%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.64%) SCOM
8 1 (0.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.64%) Oracle
3 7 (4.46%) Cloudera
3 7 (4.46%) VMware
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco
4 4 (2.55%) Citrix
4 4 (2.55%) Remedy
5 3 (1.91%) Tableau
6 2 (1.27%) BEA
6 2 (1.27%) Informatica
6 2 (1.27%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.27%) Pega
6 2 (1.27%) webMethods
7 1 (0.64%) Ariba
7 1 (0.64%) BMC
7 1 (0.64%) Cognos
7 1 (0.64%) IBM
7 1 (0.64%) Juniper
7 1 (0.64%) NetApp
7 1 (0.64%) SAP