Period
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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 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 35 69 33
Rank change year-on-year +34 -36 +75
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 261 105 151
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.17% 3.40% 5.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.20% 23.97% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 79 109
10th Percentile £376 £263 £338
25th Percentile £458 £384 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £675 £626 £625
90th Percentile £725 £704 £689
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £12.75
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
75th Percentile - - £14.25
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 721 438 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.05% 14.18% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 293 332
10th Percentile £365 £314 £313
25th Percentile £475 £413 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £540 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £588
90th Percentile £738 £719 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £535 £500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 4
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.30 £15.83
25th Percentile £35.94 £17.50 £20.44
Median hourly rate £44.50 £27.50 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year +61.82% -13.39% +9.48%
75th Percentile £52.25 £33.00 £41.38
90th Percentile £60.05 £35.60 £45.20
Central London median hourly rate £44.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +102.27% -12.00% +18.04%

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022, 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (28.74%) Agile
3 52 (19.92%) Public Sector
4 51 (19.54%) DevOps
5 35 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (13.03%) AWS
7 33 (12.64%) Linux
8 31 (11.88%) Oracle
8 31 (11.88%) Social Skills
9 30 (11.49%) Terraform
10 27 (10.34%) Git (software)
10 27 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 27 (10.34%) Service Management
10 27 (10.34%) Finance
11 26 (9.96%) Python
11 26 (9.96%) CI/CD
12 25 (9.58%) Microsoft
12 25 (9.58%) ITIL
12 25 (9.58%) Jenkins
12 25 (9.58%) Docker
13 24 (9.20%) Java
14 21 (8.05%) Project Management
14 21 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (7.66%) Serverless
16 19 (7.28%) Scrum
16 19 (7.28%) Software Engineering
17 18 (6.90%) JavaScript
17 18 (6.90%) ERP
17 18 (6.90%) Ansible
17 18 (6.90%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (4.98%) Confluence
2 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.77%) Anypoint
3 2 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
4 1 (0.38%) IIS
4 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.03%) AWS
2 20 (7.66%) Serverless
3 17 (6.51%) Azure
4 16 (6.13%) GitHub
5 10 (3.83%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (3.83%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.68%) Amazon ECS
7 7 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (2.30%) GitHub Actions
8 6 (2.30%) PaaS
9 5 (1.92%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.92%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.92%) SaaS
10 4 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (1.15%) IaaS
11 3 (1.15%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.77%) Amazon SageMaker
12 2 (0.77%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.83%) WAN
2 8 (3.07%) SD-WAN
3 5 (1.92%) Firewall
3 5 (1.92%) LAN
3 5 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.53%) DNS
4 4 (1.53%) Network Security
5 3 (1.15%) DWDM
5 3 (1.15%) HTTP
5 3 (1.15%) SSL
6 2 (0.77%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.77%) MPLS
6 2 (0.77%) SAN
6 2 (0.77%) VPN
6 2 (0.77%) Wireless
7 1 (0.38%) ATM
7 1 (0.38%) DHCP
7 1 (0.38%) Intranet
7 1 (0.38%) IPsec
7 1 (0.38%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.53%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.15%) Big Data
3 3 (1.15%) Metadata
3 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.15%) Pentaho
3 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.77%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.77%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.77%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.77%) MySQL
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.77%) Power BI
4 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.38%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 27 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 25 (9.58%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.51%) GitLab
4 16 (6.13%) JIRA
5 12 (4.60%) Artifactory
6 9 (3.45%) SonarQube
7 6 (2.30%) CircleCI
7 6 (2.30%) Selenium
8 4 (1.53%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.15%) JUnit
10 2 (0.77%) AppScan
10 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.77%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.77%) git-flow
10 2 (0.77%) JMeter
10 2 (0.77%) jMock
10 2 (0.77%) Mockito
10 2 (0.77%) NUnit
10 2 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (19.92%) Public Sector
2 31 (11.88%) Social Skills
3 27 (10.34%) Finance
4 21 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.53%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (0.77%) Banking
6 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.77%) Law
6 2 (0.77%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Police
6 2 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.38%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (13.79%) Architect
2 31 (11.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (9.58%) Developer
4 23 (8.81%) Analyst
5 14 (5.36%) Business Analyst
6 12 (4.60%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (3.83%) AWS DevOps
7 10 (3.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 10 (3.83%) Consultant
7 10 (3.83%) Service Architect
8 9 (3.45%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.07%) Business Manager
9 8 (3.07%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (3.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (3.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 8 (3.07%) Python Engineer
9 8 (3.07%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
9 8 (3.07%) Security Architect
10 7 (2.68%) Commercial Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.60%) React
2 6 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (2.30%) Node.js
2 6 (2.30%) REST
2 6 (2.30%) Web Services
3 5 (1.92%) .NET
4 4 (1.53%) CSS
4 4 (1.53%) HTML
4 4 (1.53%) JSON
4 4 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (1.53%) XML
5 3 (1.15%) Django
5 3 (1.15%) Kafka
5 3 (1.15%) SOAP
5 3 (1.15%) Spring Boot
6 2 (0.77%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.77%) GraphQL
6 2 (0.77%) RAML
6 2 (0.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.68%) Management Information System
2 4 (1.53%) Legacy Systems
2 4 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (1.53%) PMI
2 4 (1.53%) Public Cloud
2 4 (1.53%) Virtual Team
3 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.15%) PKI
3 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
4 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
4 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.38%) Clustering
5 1 (0.38%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.38%) Replication
5 1 (0.38%) User Experience
5 1 (0.38%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.64%) Linux
2 13 (4.98%) Windows
3 10 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.68%) Unix
5 5 (1.92%) CentOS
6 4 (1.53%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.15%) HPUX
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.15%) Scientific Linux
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Debian
9 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (28.74%) Agile
2 51 (19.54%) DevOps
3 35 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (10.34%) Service Management
4 27 (10.34%) Test Automation
5 26 (9.96%) CI/CD
6 25 (9.58%) ITIL
7 21 (8.05%) Project Management
8 19 (7.28%) Scrum
8 19 (7.28%) Software Engineering
9 18 (6.90%) ERP
9 18 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (6.13%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (6.13%) Microservices
11 15 (5.75%) Decision-Making
12 14 (5.36%) Business Case
13 13 (4.98%) Migration
13 13 (4.98%) Service Design
14 12 (4.60%) TDD
14 12 (4.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.96%) Python
2 24 (9.20%) Java
3 18 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.51%) SQL
5 9 (3.45%) C
6 8 (3.07%) Bash
7 7 (2.68%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.53%) Go
8 4 (1.53%) Ruby
9 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.15%) Scala
10 2 (0.77%) C#
10 2 (0.77%) Groovy
10 2 (0.77%) PHP
10 2 (0.77%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.38%) ABAP
11 1 (0.38%) C++
11 1 (0.38%) ES6
11 1 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 261 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.36%) DV Cleared
3 7 (2.68%) CISSP
4 6 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.92%) CCNA
5 5 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.92%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.92%) PMP
6 4 (1.53%) ISEB
7 3 (1.15%) CCNP
7 3 (1.15%) CISM
7 3 (1.15%) CRISC
7 3 (1.15%) GIAC
7 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.77%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.77%) CEH
8 2 (0.77%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.60%) QA
2 6 (2.30%) NCSC
3 5 (1.92%) SLA
4 3 (1.15%) Accessibility
4 3 (1.15%) GDPR
4 3 (1.15%) NIST
4 3 (1.15%) P3O
4 3 (1.15%) PMO
5 2 (0.77%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.77%) RMADS
5 2 (0.77%) WCAG
6 1 (0.38%) COBIT
6 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (9.58%) Docker
2 6 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (11.49%) Terraform
2 18 (6.90%) Ansible
3 16 (6.13%) Kubernetes
4 13 (4.98%) Puppet
5 10 (3.83%) HP Fortify
6 5 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.53%) Salt
7 4 (1.53%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.77%) Nessus
8 2 (0.77%) Packer
8 2 (0.77%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.38%) Grafana
9 1 (0.38%) Istio
9 1 (0.38%) Nagios
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (11.88%) Oracle
2 25 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.07%) Cisco
3 8 (3.07%) Splunk
3 8 (3.07%) VMware
4 6 (2.30%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.30%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.92%) Juniper
6 3 (1.15%) Artemis
6 3 (1.15%) IBM
6 3 (1.15%) SAP
7 2 (0.77%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.77%) Checkmarx
7 2 (0.77%) Draytek
7 2 (0.77%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.77%) HP
7 2 (0.77%) Meraki
7 2 (0.77%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.77%) Palo Alto
7 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com