The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
London / Croydon
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 56 97 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 33.94% 35.93% 12.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 71.79% 76.98% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 78 8
Median daily rate £469 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -2.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £322 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £43.00 £33.84
% change year-on-year -10.75% +27.06%  

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 Croydon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Croydon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 78 126 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 47.27% 46.67% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 105 27
Median daily rate £468 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +186.66%  
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 Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Croydon

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Croydon over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Croydon

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Croydon

For the 6 months to 29 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 Croydon region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 66 (39.52%) DevOps
3 59 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (30.54%) Linux
4 51 (30.54%) Docker
5 46 (27.54%) VMware
6 45 (26.95%) Puppet
7 44 (26.35%) Oracle
8 41 (24.55%) Firewall
9 40 (23.95%) Kubernetes
10 38 (22.75%) Terraform
10 38 (22.75%) JIRA
10 38 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (22.16%) Amazon AWS
11 37 (22.16%) Scrum
12 36 (21.56%) PostgreSQL
12 36 (21.56%) DV Cleared
13 34 (20.36%) Oracle Database
14 32 (19.16%) Jenkins
14 32 (19.16%) Hadoop
15 31 (18.56%) ZABBIX
16 30 (17.96%) VPN
17 29 (17.37%) DNS
17 29 (17.37%) Unix
18 28 (16.77%) Ansible
19 27 (16.17%) Confluence
20 26 (15.57%) Continuous Delivery
21 24 (14.37%) CentOS
21 24 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
22 23 (13.77%) Cisco

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 27 (16.17%) Confluence
2 20 (11.98%) Apache
3 10 (5.99%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (5.99%) nginx
4 6 (3.59%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.20%) CMS
6 2 (1.20%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.60%) Jetty
7 1 (0.60%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 1 (0.60%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) HipChat
2 6 (3.59%) MS Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.20%) CA PPM
3 2 (1.20%) Primavera
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 37 (22.16%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.40%) PaaS
6 3 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.80%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (1.80%) GitHub
6 3 (1.80%) Route 53
6 3 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.55%) Firewall
2 30 (17.96%) VPN
3 29 (17.37%) DNS
4 21 (12.57%) WAN
5 16 (9.58%) LAN
6 11 (6.59%) LDAP
6 11 (6.59%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (5.39%) OpenLDAP
7 9 (5.39%) OpenVPN
7 9 (5.39%) SNMP
7 9 (5.39%) SSH
7 9 (5.39%) SSL
8 8 (4.79%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.19%) IPsec
10 6 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.99%) VLAN
11 5 (2.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.56%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (20.36%) Oracle Database
3 32 (19.16%) Hadoop
4 20 (11.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (8.38%) Big Data
6 8 (4.79%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.20%) MySQL
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.60%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 38 (22.75%) JIRA
2 32 (19.16%) Jenkins
3 18 (10.78%) Bitbucket
4 17 (10.18%) Git (software)
5 12 (7.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (5.39%) Ant
6 9 (5.39%) JIRA Agile
6 9 (5.39%) JUnit
6 9 (5.39%) Liquibase
6 9 (5.39%) Maven
6 9 (5.39%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.80%) Gradle
7 3 (1.80%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.60%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.60%) GitLab
8 1 (0.60%) JMeter
8 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.60%) Subversion
8 1 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (5.39%) Finance
2 1 (0.60%) Law
2 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
2 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (17.96%) Consultant
2 24 (14.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (11.98%) Architect
4 15 (8.98%) Developer
4 15 (8.98%) DevOps Consultant
5 9 (5.39%) Administrator
5 9 (5.39%) AWS DevOps
5 9 (5.39%) DBA
5 9 (5.39%) Oracle DBA
5 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared DBA
6 8 (4.79%) AWS Consultant
6 8 (4.79%) Big Data Engineer
6 8 (4.79%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (4.79%) Data Engineer
6 8 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.19%) AWS Architect
7 7 (4.19%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (4.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.19%) Network Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 19 (11.38%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (8.98%) Web Services
4 12 (7.19%) Software Packaging
5 9 (5.39%) MCollective
6 8 (4.79%) RESTful
7 5 (2.99%) 802.1X
7 5 (2.99%) REST
7 5 (2.99%) Spring
8 4 (2.40%) jBPM
8 4 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (2.40%) Play Framework
9 3 (1.80%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.80%) Oracle Streams
9 3 (1.80%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.80%) Spring MVC
10 2 (1.20%) Akka
10 2 (1.20%) Kafka
10 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.20%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.99%) PKI
2 8 (4.79%) Replication
3 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.99%) Clustering
4 5 (2.99%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.40%) Spread Betting
6 3 (1.80%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.20%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Animation
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.60%) CMDB
8 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.60%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) PDA
8 1 (0.60%) SCORM
8 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.54%) Linux
2 29 (17.37%) Unix
3 24 (14.37%) CentOS
4 18 (10.78%) Windows
5 15 (8.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (8.38%) Windows Server
7 13 (7.78%) CoreOS
8 9 (5.39%) Ubuntu
9 7 (4.19%) RancherOS
9 7 (4.19%) VyOS
10 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.52%) DevOps
2 59 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (22.16%) Scrum
5 26 (15.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (13.77%) Service Management
7 21 (12.57%) Configuration Management
8 17 (10.18%) Migration
9 16 (9.58%) Project Management
10 14 (8.38%) ITIL
10 14 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (7.78%) User Stories
12 12 (7.19%) Data Migration
12 12 (7.19%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (7.19%) Server Building
13 10 (5.99%) Workflow
14 9 (5.39%) Build Automation
14 9 (5.39%) Identity Management
14 9 (5.39%) Load Balancing
14 9 (5.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.18%) Java
2 13 (7.78%) Bash Shell
2 13 (7.78%) Go
3 10 (5.99%) SQL
4 9 (5.39%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.19%) Scala
6 6 (3.59%) C
6 6 (3.59%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.99%) Ruby
8 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.60%) ES6
9 1 (0.60%) Perl
9 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (21.56%) DV Cleared
3 10 (5.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.79%) CCIE
6 7 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.59%) BC Cleared
8 5 (2.99%) CCNA
8 5 (2.99%) CCNP
8 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.40%) MCITP
9 4 (2.40%) MCP
9 4 (2.40%) MCSE
10 3 (1.80%) CLAS
10 3 (1.80%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (1.20%) Degree
11 2 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.60%) CISSP
12 1 (0.60%) MCSA
12 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.19%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.40%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 51 (30.54%) Docker
2 24 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (12.57%) vCloud
4 11 (6.59%) Squid
5 10 (5.99%) HDFS
6 9 (5.39%) Corosync
6 9 (5.39%) KVM
6 9 (5.39%) Postfix
7 8 (4.79%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.59%) Active Directory
9 5 (2.99%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.99%) vSphere
10 4 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (26.95%) Puppet
2 40 (23.95%) Kubernetes
3 38 (22.75%) Terraform
4 31 (18.56%) ZABBIX
5 28 (16.77%) Ansible
6 22 (13.17%) yum
7 16 (9.58%) Consul
7 16 (9.58%) Packer
8 13 (7.78%) Sysdig
9 12 (7.19%) rkt
10 10 (5.99%) Data Guard
10 10 (5.99%) Kibana
10 10 (5.99%) logstash
11 9 (5.39%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (5.39%) Pacemaker
11 9 (5.39%) Rancher
11 9 (5.39%) Rsyslog
12 8 (4.79%) HAProxy
13 7 (4.19%) FortiGate
14 5 (2.99%) Nessus
Vendors
1 46 (27.54%) VMware
2 44 (26.35%) Oracle
3 23 (13.77%) Cisco
4 16 (9.58%) AppDynamics
5 15 (8.98%) Atlassian
6 12 (7.19%) Microsoft
7 11 (6.59%) CA
7 11 (6.59%) Red Hat
8 9 (5.39%) Sonatype
9 8 (4.79%) AlienVault
9 8 (4.79%) Hortonworks
9 8 (4.79%) Juniper
10 7 (4.19%) Palo Alto
10 7 (4.19%) Vyatta
11 4 (2.40%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.40%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.80%) F5
12 3 (1.80%) Sybase
13 1 (0.60%) SAP
13 1 (0.60%) Talend