Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 114 156
Rank change year-on-year -30 +42 -40
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 112 133 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.57% 2.05% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.06% 13.37% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 100 77
City of London median daily rate £475 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% -
10th Percentile £338 £299 £310
90th Percentile £684 £588 £593
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £435
% change year-on-year - +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.57% -22.22% +24.14%
10th Percentile £17.42 £14.00 £17.60
90th Percentile £21.50 £14.00 £21.10
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year +18.73% -11.27% +24.56%

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 1013 995 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.18% 15.33% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 686 936
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £253
90th Percentile £675 £634 £638
Central London median daily rate £481 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.94% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 24
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +3.54% +22.33%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £12.15
90th Percentile £29.86 £21.00 £24.40
Central London median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% +5.56% +5.88%

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 17 December 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 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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.64%) Java
4 20 (17.86%) Windows
4 20 (17.86%) Finance
4 20 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (15.18%) Linux
6 16 (14.29%) DevOps
7 15 (13.39%) Migration
8 13 (11.61%) Project Management
9 12 (10.71%) SQL
9 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
10 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (9.82%) Data Centre
11 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
12 9 (8.04%) Active Directory
12 9 (8.04%) Python
12 9 (8.04%) MySQL
12 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
12 9 (8.04%) Telecoms
13 8 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (7.14%) ITIL
13 8 (7.14%) Office 365
13 8 (7.14%) Puppet
13 8 (7.14%) Test Automation
13 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (6.25%) Git (software)
14 7 (6.25%) Sass
14 7 (6.25%) Docker
14 7 (6.25%) OO

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 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.79%) Apache
3 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.79%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.89%) IIS
4 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.89%) nginx
4 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.89%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.14%) Office 365
3 3 (2.68%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.79%) Route 53
5 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.89%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.89%) Slack
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) VPN
2 4 (3.57%) Firewall
2 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.68%) Broadband
3 3 (2.68%) DNS
3 3 (2.68%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.68%) Internet
4 2 (1.79%) 4G
4 2 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.79%) DHCP
4 2 (1.79%) DMZ
4 2 (1.79%) Skype
4 2 (1.79%) WAN
4 2 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) MySQL
3 8 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.57%) Big Data
5 4 (3.57%) HBase
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.79%) DB2
7 2 (1.79%) DTS
7 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.57%) git-flow
2 4 (3.57%) Grunt
2 4 (3.57%) gulp
2 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.57%) webpack
3 3 (2.68%) JUnit
4 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.79%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.79%) JIRA
4 2 (1.79%) Maven
4 2 (1.79%) Protractor
4 2 (1.79%) Selenium
5 1 (0.89%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.89%) Gradle
5 1 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.89%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.89%) TestNG
5 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.89%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (17.86%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.46%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Back Office
4 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Electronics
5 3 (2.68%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.68%) Marketing
6 2 (1.79%) Law
6 2 (1.79%) Local Government
7 1 (0.89%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.89%) Military
7 1 (0.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (24.11%) Developer
2 11 (9.82%) Analyst
3 10 (8.93%) Java Developer
4 8 (7.14%) Architect
5 6 (5.36%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.46%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) Consultant
7 4 (3.57%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 4 (3.57%) Scala Developer
7 4 (3.57%) Transformation Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Administrator
8 3 (2.68%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.68%) Business Manager
8 3 (2.68%) DBA
8 3 (2.68%) Senior Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) CSS
1 7 (6.25%) HTML
1 7 (6.25%) Sass
2 6 (5.36%) Node.js
3 5 (4.46%) HTML5
3 5 (4.46%) JSON
4 4 (3.57%) .NET
4 4 (3.57%) Express
4 4 (3.57%) Redux
4 4 (3.57%) REST
4 4 (3.57%) Web Services
5 3 (2.68%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.68%) CSS3
5 3 (2.68%) Kafka
5 3 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.68%) RESTful
6 2 (1.79%) Akka
6 2 (1.79%) Apache CXF
6 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.79%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (9.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.68%) Cyber Defence
2 3 (2.68%) Hedge funds
2 3 (2.68%) iPad
2 3 (2.68%) iPhone
2 3 (2.68%) PKI
3 2 (1.79%) Clustering
3 2 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.79%) Replication
3 2 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (0.89%) CMDB
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.89%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.89%) Video Editing
4 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.86%) Windows
2 17 (15.18%) Linux
3 6 (5.36%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.79%) CentOS
6 2 (1.79%) Unix
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.89%) AIX
7 1 (0.89%) Android
7 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.29%) DevOps
3 15 (13.39%) Migration
4 13 (11.61%) Project Management
5 8 (7.14%) ITIL
5 8 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 7 (6.25%) OO
6 7 (6.25%) Workflow
7 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.36%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.36%) Service Management
7 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.46%) Coaching
8 5 (4.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.46%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.46%) Programme Management
9 4 (3.57%) Functional Programming
9 4 (3.57%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.64%) Java
2 12 (10.71%) SQL
3 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.04%) Python
4 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.36%) C#
6 5 (4.46%) Ruby
7 4 (3.57%) Go
7 4 (3.57%) Scala
8 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.68%) PHP
9 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.89%) C
10 1 (0.89%) C++
10 1 (0.89%) Perl
10 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.79%) CCDP
3 2 (1.79%) CCIE
3 2 (1.79%) CCNP
3 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) Degree
3 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.89%) APMP
4 1 (0.89%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.89%) CCSA
4 1 (0.89%) CCSE
4 1 (0.89%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) WCAG
2 2 (1.79%) GDPR
2 2 (1.79%) PMO
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) GAAP
System Software
1 9 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) Docker
3 3 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.89%) HDFS
5 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) Puppet
2 6 (5.36%) Ansible
2 6 (5.36%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.57%) SCCM
3 4 (3.57%) Terraform
4 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.68%) SCOM
4 3 (2.68%) Sysdig
5 2 (1.79%) Salt
5 2 (1.79%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.89%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.89%) WSUS
6 1 (0.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.36%) Oracle
3 5 (4.46%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.46%) VMware
4 3 (2.68%) Cisco
4 3 (2.68%) SAP
4 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.79%) BMC
5 2 (1.79%) Google
5 2 (1.79%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.79%) NetApp
5 2 (1.79%) Remedy
5 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.79%) Symantec
6 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.89%) Citrix
6 1 (0.89%) CommVault
6 1 (0.89%) Computacenter
6 1 (0.89%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.89%) IBM