Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 88 29 85
Rank change year-on-year -59 +56 +41
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 92 113 190
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.52% 6.37% 3.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.35% 32.10% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 93 142
10th Percentile £343 £286 £235
25th Percentile £413 £417 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% +11.76%
75th Percentile £628 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £660 £624
Central London median daily rate £530 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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 452 352 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.38% 19.84% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 233 670
10th Percentile £313 £308 £300
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £501
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.74% +4.43%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £613
90th Percentile £688 £650 £689
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
10th Percentile £19.30 £16.78 £10.50
25th Percentile £26.25 £30.69 £11.75
Median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.79% +162.07% -22.46%
75th Percentile £35.75 £46.00 £33.75
90th Percentile £46.95 £46.53 £52.10
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -24.66% +71.76% +13.64%

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 September 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 25 September 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 92 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.74%) Public Sector
4 15 (16.30%) DevOps
5 14 (15.22%) Social Skills
6 12 (13.04%) Azure
7 11 (11.96%) JIRA
7 11 (11.96%) Finance
7 11 (11.96%) Project Management
7 11 (11.96%) Java
7 11 (11.96%) Python
8 10 (10.87%) Scrum
9 9 (9.78%) JavaScript
9 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
10 8 (8.70%) AWS
10 8 (8.70%) QA
10 8 (8.70%) Linux
10 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
11 7 (7.61%) Docker
11 7 (7.61%) Microservices
11 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
11 7 (7.61%) Oracle
12 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
12 6 (6.52%) TDD
12 6 (6.52%) Degree
12 6 (6.52%) Test Automation
12 6 (6.52%) BDD
12 6 (6.52%) Scaled Agile Framework

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 4 (4.35%) Confluence
1 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.17%) Apache
2 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) GeoServer
3 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.04%) Azure
2 8 (8.70%) AWS
3 5 (5.43%) GitHub
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.17%) IaaS
5 2 (2.17%) SaaS
5 2 (2.17%) Serverless
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.09%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.09%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.09%) Pulumi
6 1 (1.09%) Slack
6 1 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Firewall
1 5 (5.43%) WAN
2 3 (3.26%) SD-WAN
3 2 (2.17%) LAN
3 2 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (1.09%) DSL
4 1 (1.09%) FCoE
4 1 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.09%) HTTP
4 1 (1.09%) Internet
4 1 (1.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.09%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) Big Data
2 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.09%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.09%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.09%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) JIRA
2 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.43%) Selenium
5 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.26%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.17%) GitLab
7 2 (2.17%) jMock
7 2 (2.17%) JUnit
7 2 (2.17%) Mockito
7 2 (2.17%) NUnit
7 2 (2.17%) Postman
7 2 (2.17%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.09%) ERwin
8 1 (1.09%) JMeter
8 1 (1.09%) Maven
8 1 (1.09%) RSpec
8 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (21.74%) Public Sector
2 14 (15.22%) Social Skills
3 11 (11.96%) Finance
4 3 (3.26%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Military
6 1 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Police
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) Analyst
2 12 (13.04%) Developer
3 7 (7.61%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.52%) Architect
5 5 (5.43%) Data Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Product Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.26%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.17%) Designer
8 2 (2.17%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 2 (2.17%) Lead Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) .NET
1 5 (5.43%) CSS
1 5 (5.43%) HTML
2 4 (4.35%) JSON
2 4 (4.35%) Kafka
2 4 (4.35%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) Apache NiFi
3 3 (3.26%) Node.js
3 3 (3.26%) REST
3 3 (3.26%) Spring
4 2 (2.17%) Django
4 2 (2.17%) Flask
4 2 (2.17%) HTML5
4 2 (2.17%) Jinja
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.17%) Play Framework
4 2 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.17%) React
4 2 (2.17%) RESTful
4 2 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
1 3 (3.26%) User Experience
2 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
2 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Linux
2 4 (4.35%) Windows
3 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (16.30%) DevOps
3 11 (11.96%) Project Management
4 10 (10.87%) Scrum
5 8 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.61%) Microservices
6 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.52%) BDD
7 6 (6.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 6 (6.52%) TDD
7 6 (6.52%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.43%) Analytics
8 5 (5.43%) ITIL
8 5 (5.43%) Migration
9 4 (4.35%) Data Transformation
9 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) Java
1 11 (11.96%) Python
2 9 (9.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.43%) Java 8
4 4 (4.35%) SQL
5 3 (3.26%) C
5 3 (3.26%) Scala
6 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.17%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) ABAP
7 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.09%) C#
7 1 (1.09%) Go
7 1 (1.09%) Groovy
7 1 (1.09%) Java 11
7 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.52%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.26%) CISSP
3 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.17%) CCIE
4 2 (2.17%) CCNA
4 2 (2.17%) GCIH
4 2 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) CBAP
5 1 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.09%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) GCFA
5 1 (1.09%) IIBA
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.09%) OSCP
5 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) Accessibility
2 3 (3.26%) PMO
3 2 (2.17%) COBIT
3 2 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.17%) ISO 22301
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.17%) WCAG
4 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.09%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.09%) GRC
4 1 (1.09%) NCSC
4 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Docker
2 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.09%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.09%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.09%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Ansible
1 4 (4.35%) Terraform
2 3 (3.26%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.17%) Puppet
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.09%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.09%) EnCase
4 1 (1.09%) FTK
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.09%) Packer
4 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Oracle
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.35%) Cisco
4 3 (3.26%) Cloudera
4 3 (3.26%) VMware
5 2 (2.17%) Alteryx
5 2 (2.17%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) Adobe
6 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.09%) BMC
6 1 (1.09%) Cellebrite
6 1 (1.09%) Concur
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) Informatica
6 1 (1.09%) Remedy
6 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.09%) Tealium