Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 81 134
Rank change year-on-year +53 +53 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 113 189 131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.43% 3.06% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.10% 21.88% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 144 68
Median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £270 £240 £133
90th Percentile £638 £621 £641
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £18.70
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 352 864 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.03% 13.97% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 648 667
Median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £270
90th Percentile £638 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 51
Median hourly rate £38.00 £18.72 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.05% +0.08% +3.31%
10th Percentile £16.78 £10.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £46.53 £51.68 £25.50
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +87.52% +4.09% +0.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (22.12%) AWS
3 23 (20.35%) Public Sector
4 22 (19.47%) DevOps
4 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.47%) Python
5 18 (15.93%) Kubernetes
6 16 (14.16%) Jenkins
7 15 (13.27%) Azure
8 13 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (11.50%) Terraform
8 13 (11.50%) SQL
9 12 (10.62%) Windows
9 12 (10.62%) Docker
10 11 (9.73%) Decision-Making
10 11 (9.73%) Oracle
10 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
11 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
11 10 (8.85%) Linux
11 10 (8.85%) Big Data
12 9 (7.96%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (7.96%) Ansible
12 9 (7.96%) ITIL
12 9 (7.96%) Web Services
12 9 (7.96%) Service Management
12 9 (7.96%) Git (software)
12 9 (7.96%) DV Cleared
12 9 (7.96%) PowerShell
12 9 (7.96%) Information Security

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 6 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.54%) IIS
3 3 (2.65%) Confluence
3 3 (2.65%) SAS
3 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.77%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.88%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.12%) AWS
2 15 (13.27%) Azure
3 4 (3.54%) Office 365
3 4 (3.54%) PaaS
4 3 (2.65%) Amazon Cognito
4 3 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.65%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.65%) GCP
4 3 (2.65%) IaaS
4 3 (2.65%) Serverless
5 2 (1.77%) SaaS
5 2 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.88%) Azure Stack
6 1 (0.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) Firewall
2 2 (1.77%) LAN
2 2 (1.77%) Skype
2 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) DHCP
3 1 (0.88%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) IPv4
3 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.88%) SAN
3 1 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.88%) VPN
3 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) Big Data
1 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.19%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.65%) MySQL
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.77%) Impala
4 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.88%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.88%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (14.16%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.96%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.42%) GitLab
3 5 (4.42%) JIRA
4 4 (3.54%) Hudson
5 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.65%) GoCD
5 3 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.77%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.77%) Toad
6 2 (1.77%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.88%) JMeter
7 1 (0.88%) JUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Mockito
7 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 23 (20.35%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.19%) Law
3 5 (4.42%) Police
4 4 (3.54%) Finance
5 2 (1.77%) Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (14.16%) Analyst
2 15 (13.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (9.73%) Architect
3 11 (9.73%) Developer
4 8 (7.08%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Consultant
5 7 (6.19%) Data Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (3.54%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Senior Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Administrator
9 3 (2.65%) Business Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Change Manager
9 3 (2.65%) CloudOps Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Deskside Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Information Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.96%) Web Services
2 4 (3.54%) CSS
2 4 (3.54%) HTML
2 4 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.65%) Celery
3 3 (2.65%) HTML5
3 3 (2.65%) J2EE
3 3 (2.65%) Java EE
3 3 (2.65%) jQuery
3 3 (2.65%) LDAP
3 3 (2.65%) Sass
3 3 (2.65%) Struts
4 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.77%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.77%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.77%) React
4 2 (1.77%) REST
4 2 (1.77%) SOAP
4 2 (1.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.54%) User Experience
4 3 (2.65%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (2.65%) Blog
4 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.77%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.62%) Windows
2 10 (8.85%) Linux
3 8 (7.08%) Unix
4 6 (5.31%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.54%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.65%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.88%) AIX
7 1 (0.88%) CentOS
7 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.88%) VMS
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (19.47%) DevOps
2 11 (9.73%) Decision-Making
3 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (7.96%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (7.96%) Information Security
4 9 (7.96%) ITIL
4 9 (7.96%) Service Management
5 8 (7.08%) Business Case
5 8 (7.08%) Line Management
6 7 (6.19%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.19%) ETL
6 7 (6.19%) Project Delivery
6 7 (6.19%) Scrum
7 6 (5.31%) Business Analysis
7 6 (5.31%) Data Protection
7 6 (5.31%) Information Management
7 6 (5.31%) Programme Management
7 6 (5.31%) Risk Management
7 6 (5.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.47%) Python
2 13 (11.50%) SQL
3 9 (7.96%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.08%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.08%) Java
5 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.54%) Perl
6 4 (3.54%) R
7 3 (2.65%) Ruby
7 3 (2.65%) VBScript
8 2 (1.77%) C#
8 2 (1.77%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.88%) C
9 1 (0.88%) C++
9 1 (0.88%) Groovy
9 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.88%) Scala
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.96%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.65%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.65%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.77%) CISM
5 2 (1.77%) CISSP
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.77%) MCSE
6 1 (0.88%) CCDA
6 1 (0.88%) CCNP
6 1 (0.88%) CISA
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CLAS
6 1 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.88%) CRISC
6 1 (0.88%) GIAC
6 1 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.65%) WCAG
2 2 (1.77%) NCSC
2 2 (1.77%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
3 1 (0.88%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) RMADS
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) Docker
2 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (15.93%) Kubernetes
2 13 (11.50%) Terraform
3 9 (7.96%) Ansible
4 5 (4.42%) Kibana
5 4 (3.54%) Grafana
5 4 (3.54%) logstash
5 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.54%) Puppet
5 4 (3.54%) RSA Archer
5 4 (3.54%) SCCM
6 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.65%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.77%) Consul
7 2 (1.77%) Packer
8 1 (0.88%) Istio
8 1 (0.88%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.88%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.88%) SCOM
8 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
1 11 (9.73%) Oracle
2 8 (7.08%) Cloudera
3 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.65%) Remedy
4 3 (2.65%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.65%) VMware
5 1 (0.88%) BMC
5 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco
5 1 (0.88%) HP
5 1 (0.88%) Lumension
5 1 (0.88%) NetApp
5 1 (0.88%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.88%) Sophos
5 1 (0.88%) Splunk
5 1 (0.88%) Symantec
5 1 (0.88%) Tableau