Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 150 118
Rank change year-on-year +13 -32 +52
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 123 111 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.74% 1.56% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.88% 10.95% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 76 93
City of London median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £133 £324 £295
90th Percentile £619 £713 £575
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £488
% change year-on-year - -2.56% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 1
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% +31.41% -22.22%
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.75
% change year-on-year +0.01% +18.71% -11.27%

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 955 1,014 1,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.54% 14.22% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 722 754
City of London median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £276
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 31 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% +3.54%
10th Percentile £13.60 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.52 £29.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +5.56%

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 15 November 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

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the City of London region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £550 -
SC Cleared
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (15.45%) Windows
4 14 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (9.76%) Windows 10
5 12 (9.76%) DevOps
5 12 (9.76%) Microservices
5 12 (9.76%) Migration
5 12 (9.76%) SQL
6 11 (8.94%) Linux
6 11 (8.94%) Project Management
7 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
8 9 (7.32%) Finance
9 8 (6.50%) Open Source
10 7 (5.69%) Java
10 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (5.69%) DV Cleared
10 7 (5.69%) Banking
11 6 (4.88%) Terraform
11 6 (4.88%) Office 365
11 6 (4.88%) Kubernetes
11 6 (4.88%) Docker
11 6 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.88%) SCCM
11 6 (4.88%) JavaScript
11 6 (4.88%) ITIL
11 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
11 6 (4.88%) Programme Management
12 5 (4.07%) Scrum
12 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2

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 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.81%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.88%) Office 365
4 4 (3.25%) PaaS
4 4 (3.25%) Serverless
5 3 (2.44%) IaaS
5 3 (2.44%) npm
5 3 (2.44%) SaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.81%) Apigee
6 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.81%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.81%) Route 53
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) VPN
2 3 (2.44%) AMQP
2 3 (2.44%) LAN
2 3 (2.44%) Skype
2 3 (2.44%) WAN
3 2 (1.63%) DNS
3 2 (1.63%) Firewall
3 2 (1.63%) IPsec
3 2 (1.63%) IPv4
3 2 (1.63%) Network Security
3 2 (1.63%) SSH
3 2 (1.63%) SSL
3 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.63%) Wireless
3 2 (1.63%) WPA
4 1 (0.81%) 802.11
4 1 (0.81%) BGP
4 1 (0.81%) DHCP
4 1 (0.81%) OSPF
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) Big Data
2 3 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) Adabas
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.81%) MS Access
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.44%) Selenium
3 2 (1.63%) JIRA
3 2 (1.63%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (1.63%) Mocha
3 2 (1.63%) Protractor
4 1 (0.81%) JUnit
4 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (7.32%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Banking
3 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.44%) Electronics
4 3 (2.44%) Law
4 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.44%) Marketing
4 3 (2.44%) Publishing
5 2 (1.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (13.82%) Desktop Support
2 14 (11.38%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
3 11 (8.94%) Analyst
4 10 (8.13%) Developer
5 9 (7.32%) Deployment Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Architect
7 7 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.69%) Floorwalker
7 7 (5.69%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.69%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Content Designer
8 6 (4.88%) Designer
9 4 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
1 4 (3.25%) Node.js
1 4 (3.25%) Spring
2 3 (2.44%) .NET
2 3 (2.44%) GraphQL
2 3 (2.44%) Middleware
2 3 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.63%) Chai
3 2 (1.63%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.63%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.63%) Kafka
3 2 (1.63%) REST
3 2 (1.63%) Web Services
3 2 (1.63%) XML
4 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.81%) Laravel
4 1 (0.81%) React Native
4 1 (0.81%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.25%) Cloud Native
2 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.63%) PMI
3 2 (1.63%) Social Media
3 2 (1.63%) User Experience
4 1 (0.81%) CESG
4 1 (0.81%) Clustering
4 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.81%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.45%) Windows
2 12 (9.76%) Windows 10
3 11 (8.94%) Linux
4 4 (3.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (9.76%) DevOps
2 12 (9.76%) Microservices
2 12 (9.76%) Migration
3 11 (8.94%) Project Management
4 8 (6.50%) Open Source
5 6 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (4.88%) ITIL
5 6 (4.88%) Programme Management
6 5 (4.07%) Break/Fix
6 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.07%) Scrum
6 5 (4.07%) Test Automation
7 4 (3.25%) Analytics
7 4 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (3.25%) User Stories
8 3 (2.44%) Data Modelling
8 3 (2.44%) Information Security
8 3 (2.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.76%) SQL
2 7 (5.69%) Java
3 6 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.07%) C#
4 5 (4.07%) Python
5 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.44%) Java 8
5 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.44%) Ruby
6 2 (1.63%) Go
6 2 (1.63%) PHP
6 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.81%) C
7 1 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) R
7 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.69%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.25%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (2.44%) Degree
6 2 (1.63%) CCNA
6 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.63%) ISEB
6 2 (1.63%) MCSE
6 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.81%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.81%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.81%) RHCE
7 1 (0.81%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) Docker
2 5 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) Ceph
3 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) Kubernetes
1 6 (4.88%) SCCM
1 6 (4.88%) Terraform
2 2 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) Ansible
3 1 (0.81%) Cacti
3 1 (0.81%) CASB
3 1 (0.81%) Mesos
3 1 (0.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.44%) SAP
3 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.63%) Cisco
3 2 (1.63%) F5
3 2 (1.63%) Google
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle
3 2 (1.63%) Remedy
3 2 (1.63%) Splunk
4 1 (0.81%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.81%) CA
4 1 (0.81%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (0.81%) Juniper
4 1 (0.81%) Okta
4 1 (0.81%) Palo Alto
4 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.81%) Talend
4 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.81%) VMware