Period
to 18 January 2019

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 6 months to 18 January 2019 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
South London > Croydon
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 436 469 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 42.54% 45.40% 43.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 78.70% 72.27% 79.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 328 100
Croydon median daily rate £520 £500 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.40% +2.50%
10th Percentile £350 £342 £363
90th Percentile £625 £691 £540
South London median daily rate £503 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +0.45% +8.16% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% - -
South London median hourly rate £43.09 £15.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year +182.56% -65.34% +36.65%

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 Croydon with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Croydon
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 554 649 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 54.05% 62.83% 54.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 450 149
Croydon median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £375 £356 £358
90th Percentile £625 £688 £589
South London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% - +3.70%
South London median hourly rate £41.13 £47.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year -13.41% +1.06% -6.00%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

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 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Croydon

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Croydon over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Croydon

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 Croydon region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 436 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 163 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (30.50%) Java
4 112 (25.69%) DevOps
5 100 (22.94%) Amazon AWS
6 92 (21.10%) Kubernetes
7 91 (20.87%) Git (software)
8 90 (20.64%) Docker
9 86 (19.72%) Test Automation
10 78 (17.89%) JIRA
10 78 (17.89%) Linux
11 70 (16.06%) Jenkins
12 67 (15.37%) Oracle
13 66 (15.14%) Confluence
13 66 (15.14%) Java 8
14 62 (14.22%) SonarQube
15 57 (13.07%) Migration
16 56 (12.84%) Maven
17 54 (12.39%) Relational Database
17 54 (12.39%) ITIL
18 53 (12.16%) PostgreSQL
19 52 (11.93%) Terraform
20 50 (11.47%) REST
21 49 (11.24%) Microservices
22 47 (10.78%) JUnit
23 45 (10.32%) Unix
23 45 (10.32%) RESTful
24 43 (9.86%) Open Source
25 41 (9.40%) Scrum
26 40 (9.17%) OO

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 66 (15.14%) Confluence
2 32 (7.34%) WildFly
3 19 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (3.44%) WebLogic
5 14 (3.21%) nginx
6 13 (2.98%) JBoss
7 11 (2.52%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.06%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.83%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.61%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.61%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.38%) MS Exchange
11 6 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (1.15%) Apache
13 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 8 (1.83%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (0.92%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 100 (22.94%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.73%) GitHub
4 20 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (3.44%) Amazon S3
6 12 (2.75%) Office 365
7 11 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
7 11 (2.52%) IaaS
8 10 (2.29%) PaaS
9 8 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.83%) Route 53
10 7 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.38%) SaaS
12 5 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.15%) G Suite
13 3 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.69%) Quay.io
14 2 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.46%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.21%) Firewall
2 8 (1.83%) DNS
2 8 (1.83%) Kerberos
2 8 (1.83%) Skype
3 5 (1.15%) HTTP
4 4 (0.92%) FTP
4 4 (0.92%) SMTP
4 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.92%) VPN
5 3 (0.69%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.46%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.46%) ICMP
6 2 (0.46%) IMAP
6 2 (0.46%) SAN
7 1 (0.23%) BGP
7 1 (0.23%) DHCP
7 1 (0.23%) DMZ
7 1 (0.23%) LAN
7 1 (0.23%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.39%) Relational Database
2 53 (12.16%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (7.57%) RDBMS
4 27 (6.19%) Big Data
5 14 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (2.98%) HBase
7 12 (2.75%) SQL Server
8 11 (2.52%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.52%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.61%) MySQL
11 7 (1.61%) Neo4j
11 7 (1.61%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.15%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (1.15%) Spotfire
14 4 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.92%) Redis
15 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 91 (20.87%) Git (software)
2 78 (17.89%) JIRA
3 70 (16.06%) Jenkins
4 62 (14.22%) SonarQube
5 56 (12.84%) Maven
6 47 (10.78%) JUnit
7 38 (8.72%) Mockito
8 32 (7.34%) Cucumber
9 31 (7.11%) Checkstyle
9 31 (7.11%) Liquibase
9 31 (7.11%) Vagrant
10 29 (6.65%) Selenium
11 28 (6.42%) GitLab
12 26 (5.96%) Artifactory
13 9 (2.06%) DbUnit
13 9 (2.06%) IntelliJ
14 8 (1.83%) Gradle
14 8 (1.83%) WebDriver
15 7 (1.61%) jMock
16 6 (1.38%) Bitbucket
General
1 36 (8.26%) Finance
2 18 (4.13%) Law
3 14 (3.21%) Retail
4 4 (0.92%) Electronics
4 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.92%) Marketing
4 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (28.90%) Developer
2 97 (22.25%) Java Developer
3 55 (12.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 52 (11.93%) Analyst
5 43 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 42 (9.63%) Architect
7 37 (8.49%) Business Analyst
8 23 (5.28%) Consultant
9 22 (5.05%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 19 (4.36%) AWS Engineer
11 18 (4.13%) AWS DevOps
12 17 (3.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.44%) Administrator
13 15 (3.44%) Tester
14 14 (3.21%) Developer in Test
14 14 (3.21%) Java Developer in Test
14 14 (3.21%) Test Automation Developer
15 13 (2.98%) AWS Architect
16 11 (2.52%) Delivery Manager
16 11 (2.52%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (11.47%) REST
2 45 (10.32%) RESTful
3 36 (8.26%) Hibernate
3 36 (8.26%) Java EE
4 35 (8.03%) Drools
5 33 (7.57%) JMS
6 31 (7.11%) JAX-RS
6 31 (7.11%) Lambda Expressions
6 31 (7.11%) WireMock
7 25 (5.73%) Kafka
8 24 (5.50%) Web Services
9 23 (5.28%) Spring
10 22 (5.05%) Oracle Fusion
11 17 (3.90%) Spring Boot
12 16 (3.67%) Apache Camel
13 15 (3.44%) HTML
14 14 (3.21%) CSS
15 13 (2.98%) Elastic Stack
15 13 (2.98%) SOAP
15 13 (2.98%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.57%) Linux Command Line
2 24 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.44%) Public Cloud
5 12 (2.75%) NHS
6 7 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.61%) User Experience
7 5 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.15%) Oracle Licensing
8 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.69%) PKI
10 2 (0.46%) e-Health
10 2 (0.46%) EPoS
10 2 (0.46%) LIMS
10 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.46%) PACS
11 1 (0.23%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.23%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (17.89%) Linux
2 45 (10.32%) Unix
3 32 (7.34%) VMS
4 27 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (4.59%) CentOS
6 19 (4.36%) Windows
7 10 (2.29%) Ubuntu
8 9 (2.06%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (25.69%) DevOps
3 86 (19.72%) Test Automation
4 57 (13.07%) Migration
5 54 (12.39%) ITIL
6 49 (11.24%) Microservices
7 43 (9.86%) Open Source
8 41 (9.40%) Scrum
9 40 (9.17%) OO
10 36 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (7.11%) CQRS
12 31 (7.11%) Dependency Injection
12 31 (7.11%) Domain-Driven Design
12 31 (7.11%) OOA/OOD
12 31 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
13 29 (6.65%) Mentoring
13 29 (6.65%) Service Management
14 28 (6.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (30.50%) Java
2 66 (15.14%) Java 8
3 38 (8.72%) SQL
4 33 (7.57%) Python
5 31 (7.11%) JPQL
6 25 (5.73%) Bash Shell
6 25 (5.73%) Groovy
7 11 (2.52%) Ruby
8 10 (2.29%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.06%) Go
10 7 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.61%) Scala
11 5 (1.15%) Cypher
12 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.46%) C#
13 2 (0.46%) Perl
13 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.23%) C++
14 1 (0.23%) Gremlin
14 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 436 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.44%) Degree
3 11 (2.52%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.92%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.23%) CISSP
9 1 (0.23%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.23%) MCP
9 1 (0.23%) MCSA
9 1 (0.23%) MCSE
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.28%) QA
2 11 (2.52%) PMO
3 2 (0.46%) GDPR
3 2 (0.46%) HL7
4 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (20.64%) Docker
2 20 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.61%) HDFS
5 5 (1.15%) vSphere
6 3 (0.69%) Ceph
6 3 (0.69%) etcd
6 3 (0.69%) flannel
6 3 (0.69%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.69%) SkyDNS
6 3 (0.69%) Squid
6 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.46%) iptables
7 2 (0.46%) KVM
8 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 92 (21.10%) Kubernetes
2 52 (11.93%) Terraform
3 34 (7.80%) Ansible
4 24 (5.50%) Puppet
5 18 (4.13%) Sysdig
6 10 (2.29%) HAProxy
6 10 (2.29%) Prometheus
7 9 (2.06%) Consul
8 7 (1.61%) Graphite
8 7 (1.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (1.61%) rkt
9 6 (1.38%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (1.38%) Packer
10 5 (1.15%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.92%) SCCM
12 2 (0.46%) logstash
12 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.46%) yum
Vendors
1 67 (15.37%) Oracle
2 26 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.67%) Red Hat
4 15 (3.44%) VMware
5 14 (3.21%) Adobe
6 12 (2.75%) SAP
7 9 (2.06%) IBM
8 6 (1.38%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.38%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.15%) AlienVault
9 5 (1.15%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.92%) Citrix
10 4 (0.92%) Dynatrace
10 4 (0.92%) Google
10 4 (0.92%) Greenplum
11 3 (0.69%) CA
11 3 (0.69%) Cisco
11 3 (0.69%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.69%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.69%) SaltStack