Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 49 133
Rank change year-on-year +25 +84 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 136 207 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.69% 4.16% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.27% 27.09% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 160 74
Median daily rate £485 £474 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +4.64% -4.74%
10th Percentile £214 £270 £145
90th Percentile £638 £650 £629
Central London median daily rate £480 £495 £500
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £15.35 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.91% -
Central London median hourly rate - £15.35 £18.70
% change year-on-year - -17.91% -

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 375 764 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.45% 15.37% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 605 648
Median daily rate £498 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £210 £288 £238
90th Percentile £660 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £480 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.26% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 29
Median hourly rate £31.25 £24.12 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.56% +28.98% -7.65%
10th Percentile £18.20 £11.77 £12.85
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.93 £25.50
Median hourly rate £31.25 £22.93 £18.70
% change year-on-year +36.28% +22.62% -7.65%

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021, 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (20.59%) Docker
4 25 (18.38%) DevOps
5 23 (16.91%) Java
5 23 (16.91%) Windows
6 22 (16.18%) AWS
7 20 (14.71%) Azure
8 19 (13.97%) Python
8 19 (13.97%) SQL
8 19 (13.97%) Kubernetes
9 18 (13.24%) Jenkins
10 16 (11.76%) Linux
11 15 (11.03%) Ansible
11 15 (11.03%) Public Sector
12 14 (10.29%) Terraform
12 14 (10.29%) JavaScript
12 14 (10.29%) Git (software)
13 13 (9.56%) Project Delivery
14 12 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
15 11 (8.09%) Active Directory
15 11 (8.09%) Amazon S3
15 11 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (7.35%) Spring
16 10 (7.35%) Service Management
17 9 (6.62%) Microservices
17 9 (6.62%) Puppet
17 9 (6.62%) Big Data
18 8 (5.88%) Kafka
18 8 (5.88%) Firewall

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 3 (2.21%) Apache Spark
1 3 (2.21%) IIS
2 2 (1.47%) Confluence
2 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.74%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.74%) Camunda
3 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.18%) AWS
2 20 (14.71%) Azure
3 11 (8.09%) Amazon S3
4 7 (5.15%) PaaS
5 6 (4.41%) Office 365
6 5 (3.68%) IaaS
6 5 (3.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (2.94%) Power Platform
8 3 (2.21%) Amazon Cognito
8 3 (2.21%) Route 53
9 2 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.47%) Serverless
10 1 (0.74%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) Firewall
2 4 (2.94%) VPN
3 3 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.21%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.47%) DNS
4 2 (1.47%) Internet
4 2 (1.47%) IPv4
4 2 (1.47%) Network Security
4 2 (1.47%) Skype
4 2 (1.47%) VoIP
4 2 (1.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.74%) FTP
5 1 (0.74%) HTTP
5 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.74%) LAN
5 1 (0.74%) SSL
5 1 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) Big Data
2 7 (5.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.41%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.21%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.21%) Impala
5 3 (2.21%) Power BI
5 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.47%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.74%) GIS
7 1 (0.74%) MySQL
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.74%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 18 (13.24%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.94%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.94%) Hudson
3 4 (2.94%) JUnit
4 3 (2.21%) GoCD
4 3 (2.21%) JIRA
4 3 (2.21%) Maven
4 3 (2.21%) Mockito
4 3 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.47%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.47%) GitLab
5 2 (1.47%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.47%) webpack
6 1 (0.74%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.74%) Gatling
6 1 (0.74%) Geb
6 1 (0.74%) Gradle
6 1 (0.74%) Spock
General
1 15 (11.03%) Public Sector
2 4 (2.94%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Law
2 4 (2.94%) Police
3 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (19.12%) Developer
2 12 (8.82%) Analyst
2 12 (8.82%) Deskside Engineer
3 9 (6.62%) AWS Engineer
3 9 (6.62%) Data Engineer
3 9 (6.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 7 (5.15%) Architect
6 6 (4.41%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.41%) Consultant
7 5 (3.68%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (3.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 4 (2.94%) Change Manager
9 3 (2.21%) Business Change Manager
9 3 (2.21%) Business Manager
9 3 (2.21%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.21%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (2.21%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) Spring
2 8 (5.88%) Kafka
3 6 (4.41%) Spring Boot
4 5 (3.68%) CSS
4 5 (3.68%) HTML
5 4 (2.94%) jQuery
5 4 (2.94%) Node.js
6 3 (2.21%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.21%) Django
6 3 (2.21%) JSON
6 3 (2.21%) JSON Schema
6 3 (2.21%) React
6 3 (2.21%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (2.21%) XML
6 3 (2.21%) XSD
7 2 (1.47%) Guice
7 2 (1.47%) JMS
7 2 (1.47%) OAuth
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.47%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.15%) User Experience
3 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.21%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.47%) CESG
5 2 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.47%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.47%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.47%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.47%) RIA
5 2 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.74%) Blog
6 1 (0.74%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.74%) PKI
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.91%) Windows
2 16 (11.76%) Linux
3 6 (4.41%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.68%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.21%) Unix
6 2 (1.47%) CentOS
6 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.38%) DevOps
3 13 (9.56%) Project Delivery
4 12 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (7.35%) Service Management
6 9 (6.62%) Microservices
7 8 (5.88%) Information Security
7 8 (5.88%) ITIL
7 8 (5.88%) Project Management
7 8 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.15%) Business Case
8 7 (5.15%) Coaching
8 7 (5.15%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.15%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.15%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.15%) SIEM
8 7 (5.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (5.15%) TDD
8 7 (5.15%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.41%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.91%) Java
2 19 (13.97%) Python
2 19 (13.97%) SQL
3 14 (10.29%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 8 (5.88%) Ruby
5 7 (5.15%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.94%) Java 8
6 4 (2.94%) Perl
7 3 (2.21%) Go
7 3 (2.21%) Scala
7 3 (2.21%) VBScript
8 2 (1.47%) C#
8 2 (1.47%) ES6
8 2 (1.47%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.47%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.74%) C++
9 1 (0.74%) ES7
9 1 (0.74%) Korn
9 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 136 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.94%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.94%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.21%) CISSP
4 3 (2.21%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.21%) Degree
5 2 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.47%) MCSE
5 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.74%) CEH
6 1 (0.74%) CISM
6 1 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.74%) GCFA
6 1 (0.74%) GCIH
6 1 (0.74%) GSEC
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.74%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (2.21%) WCAG
3 2 (1.47%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.74%) COBIT
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) NCSC
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (20.59%) Docker
2 11 (8.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.21%) HDFS
3 3 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (13.97%) Kubernetes
2 15 (11.03%) Ansible
3 14 (10.29%) Terraform
4 9 (6.62%) Puppet
5 5 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.94%) RSA Archer
7 3 (2.21%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.47%) Consul
8 2 (1.47%) Grafana
8 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.47%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.47%) SCCM
9 1 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.74%) QRadar
9 1 (0.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.15%) Oracle
3 4 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.94%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.21%) Cisco
4 3 (2.21%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.21%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.21%) VMware
5 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.47%) F5
5 2 (1.47%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.47%) Luciad
5 2 (1.47%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.47%) Splunk
6 1 (0.74%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.74%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.74%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.74%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.74%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow