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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
London / City of London
Rank 86 107 117
Rank change year-on-year +21 +10  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 72 52 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.40% 1.56% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.82% 10.61% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 53
Median daily rate £475 £434 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.51% +4.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £300 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.58% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.79% +33.84%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 428 490 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.30% 14.73% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 350 630
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -2.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 153 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 52 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (17.65%) Java
4 26 (16.99%) Linux
5 23 (15.03%) Windows
5 23 (15.03%) DevOps
6 20 (13.07%) Finance
6 20 (13.07%) Docker
6 20 (13.07%) Git (software)
7 19 (12.42%) GitHub
7 19 (12.42%) Migration
7 19 (12.42%) Project Management
8 17 (11.11%) DV Cleared
9 16 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (9.80%) Microsoft
11 14 (9.15%) Service Management
11 14 (9.15%) Scrum
11 14 (9.15%) Kubernetes
12 13 (8.50%) Node.js
13 12 (7.84%) PowerShell
13 12 (7.84%) VMware
13 12 (7.84%) ITIL
14 11 (7.19%) Puppet
15 10 (6.54%) Office 365
15 10 (6.54%) Open Source
15 10 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (6.54%) PRINCE2
15 10 (6.54%) JavaScript
15 10 (6.54%) HTML
15 10 (6.54%) Firewall

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 9 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.61%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.96%) Confluence
3 3 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.31%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) nginx
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.58%) MS Project
3 5 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.31%) MS Office
4 2 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.42%) GitHub
2 16 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.54%) Office 365
4 9 (5.88%) IaaS
4 9 (5.88%) PaaS
5 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (3.27%) SaaS
7 3 (1.96%) Trello
7 3 (1.96%) Yammer
8 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.65%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.54%) Firewall
2 8 (5.23%) LAN
2 8 (5.23%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.58%) SSL
3 7 (4.58%) WAN
4 6 (3.92%) HTTP
4 6 (3.92%) Internet
5 5 (3.27%) DMARC
6 3 (1.96%) DKIM
6 3 (1.96%) DNS
6 3 (1.96%) Network Security
6 3 (1.96%) SMTP
6 3 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.31%) SAN
7 2 (1.31%) Skype
7 2 (1.31%) VPN
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.58%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.27%) Redis
4 3 (1.96%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.31%) Big Data
5 2 (1.31%) MySQL
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.65%) Adabas
6 1 (0.65%) AllegroGraph
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.65%) HBase
6 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.65%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 20 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.58%) Bitbucket
3 7 (4.58%) JIRA
4 5 (3.27%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.31%) Maven
5 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.65%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) MSI
6 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (13.07%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Law
3 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.31%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (18.30%) Developer
2 21 (13.73%) Analyst
3 17 (11.11%) Architect
3 17 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 15 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.54%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.23%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.92%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 6 (3.92%) Security Architect
8 5 (3.27%) Business Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.27%) Change Manager
8 5 (3.27%) Consultant
8 5 (3.27%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (3.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (3.27%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 5 (3.27%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.61%) Information Architect
9 4 (2.61%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (2.61%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.50%) Node.js
2 10 (6.54%) HTML
3 9 (5.88%) CSS
3 9 (5.88%) REST
3 9 (5.88%) Web Services
4 7 (4.58%) Spring
5 6 (3.92%) .NET
5 6 (3.92%) Backbone.js
5 6 (3.92%) Ember.js
5 6 (3.92%) JSON
6 5 (3.27%) Akka
6 5 (3.27%) HTML5
6 5 (3.27%) LAMP
6 5 (3.27%) Play Framework
6 5 (3.27%) spray
6 5 (3.27%) Symfony
7 4 (2.61%) Ajax
7 4 (2.61%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (2.61%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.61%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.61%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.96%) CESG
4 2 (1.31%) Cybercrime
4 2 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.31%) User Experience
4 2 (1.31%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.65%) PDA
5 1 (0.65%) PKI
5 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Replication
5 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.99%) Linux
2 23 (15.03%) Windows
3 7 (4.58%) Windows 10
3 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.92%) CoreOS
5 5 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.61%) RancherOS
6 4 (2.61%) Unix
7 3 (1.96%) Android
7 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.96%) CentOS
7 3 (1.96%) webOS
7 3 (1.96%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.96%) Windows Phone 7
8 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.65%) AIX
9 1 (0.65%) Solaris
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.03%) DevOps
3 19 (12.42%) Migration
3 19 (12.42%) Project Management
4 14 (9.15%) Scrum
4 14 (9.15%) Service Management
5 12 (7.84%) ITIL
6 10 (6.54%) Open Source
6 10 (6.54%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 8 (5.23%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.23%) Pair Programming
8 8 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.23%) Waterfall
9 7 (4.58%) Change Management
9 7 (4.58%) Data Migration
9 7 (4.58%) Information Security
10 6 (3.92%) Information Management
10 6 (3.92%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.65%) Java
2 12 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.54%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.58%) PHP
5 6 (3.92%) Go
6 5 (3.27%) Python
6 5 (3.27%) Ruby
6 5 (3.27%) Scala
7 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.96%) C#
7 3 (1.96%) ES6
7 3 (1.96%) SQL
8 2 (1.31%) C
8 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.65%) Groovy
9 1 (0.65%) Perl
9 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 153 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.96%) CISSP
4 3 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.31%) CCNA
5 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.31%) CISM
5 2 (1.31%) CRISC
5 2 (1.31%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.31%) Degree
5 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.65%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.96%) PMO
2 3 (1.96%) QA
3 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.65%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (13.07%) Docker
2 6 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.27%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.61%) etcd
4 4 (2.61%) flannel
5 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.65%) vCloud
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.15%) Kubernetes
2 11 (7.19%) Puppet
3 5 (3.27%) Ansible
4 4 (2.61%) Consul
4 4 (2.61%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (2.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (2.61%) Marathon
4 4 (2.61%) Mesos
4 4 (2.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (2.61%) Rancher
4 4 (2.61%) SELinux
5 2 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Grafana
6 1 (0.65%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.65%) Kibana
6 1 (0.65%) logstash
6 1 (0.65%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.65%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.65%) Salt
6 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.84%) VMware
3 7 (4.58%) Cisco
4 6 (3.92%) Oracle
5 2 (1.31%) IBM
5 2 (1.31%) Nuix
5 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.31%) SAP
5 2 (1.31%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.31%) Tripwire
6 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.65%) Becrypt
6 1 (0.65%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.65%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.65%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.65%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.65%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.65%) Lumension
6 1 (0.65%) PagerDuty
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