The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / London
Rank 54 51 86
Rank change year-on-year -3 +35  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 798 861 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.10% 3.90% 2.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.91% 22.33% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 593 303
Median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 10
Median hourly rate £43.50 £17.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.07% -21.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £14.03 £18.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £28.30 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -13.79% +34.88%  

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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3338 3856 3537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.15% 17.49% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 2720 2315
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £611 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 49 85
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -15.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the London region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +24 72 £475 +10.46% 16
Croydon -1 58 £470 -2.08% 6
Westminster +9 14 £500 +33.33% 6
New Malden - 14 - -
West End of London - 7 £500 - 2
Hammersmith 0 5 £520 +19.19% 1
Feltham - 5 £425 - 1
Hendon -1 3 £250 -48.45%
Barnet - 2 £400 -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Canary Wharf -4 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1755 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 550 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (18.46%) Linux
4 307 (17.49%) DevOps
5 239 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
6 234 (13.33%) Docker
7 221 (12.59%) Java
8 218 (12.42%) ITIL
9 215 (12.25%) Windows
10 201 (11.45%) Finance
11 199 (11.34%) VMware
12 198 (11.28%) Puppet
13 195 (11.11%) Scrum
14 191 (10.88%) Project Management
15 181 (10.31%) Microsoft
16 177 (10.09%) Git (software)
17 163 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
18 162 (9.23%) Migration
19 159 (9.06%) Service Management
20 153 (8.72%) Jenkins
21 152 (8.66%) DV Cleared
22 151 (8.60%) Configuration Management
23 150 (8.55%) JIRA
23 150 (8.55%) Ansible
24 146 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
24 146 (8.32%) Firewall
25 145 (8.26%) Kubernetes
26 138 (7.86%) MS Excel
27 129 (7.35%) Oracle
28 124 (7.07%) Open Source

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 100 (5.70%) Confluence
2 86 (4.90%) Apache
3 67 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 63 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
5 50 (2.85%) nginx
6 29 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 22 (1.25%) OpenStack
7 22 (1.25%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.03%) MS Exchange
9 17 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.46%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.34%) Jetty
15 4 (0.23%) CMS
15 4 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 138 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 88 (5.01%) MS Project
3 65 (3.70%) MS Office
3 65 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 47 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.03%) HipChat
6 8 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) InVision
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) Revit
8 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 50 (2.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.46%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 7 (0.40%) CA PPM
6 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.11%) Primavera
9 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.057%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.057%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 239 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (4.90%) Office 365
4 55 (3.13%) PaaS
5 46 (2.62%) GitHub
6 39 (2.22%) IaaS
7 34 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (1.25%) SaaS
10 19 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (0.97%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
14 9 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.51%) Heroku
15 8 (0.46%) Route 53
16 7 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
17 6 (0.34%) Oracle CX
18 5 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 146 (8.32%) Firewall
2 110 (6.27%) DNS
3 107 (6.10%) VPN
4 70 (3.99%) LAN
4 70 (3.99%) TCP/IP
4 70 (3.99%) WAN
5 54 (3.08%) HTTP
6 51 (2.91%) Network Security
7 44 (2.51%) SSL
8 42 (2.39%) LDAP
9 39 (2.22%) DHCP
10 32 (1.82%) Internet
10 32 (1.82%) SSH
11 30 (1.71%) IPsec
12 29 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (1.60%) SNMP
14 27 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
16 23 (1.31%) OpenLDAP
16 23 (1.31%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
2 100 (5.70%) Hadoop
3 78 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 77 (4.39%) SQL Server
5 54 (3.08%) Big Data
6 49 (2.79%) MongoDB
7 40 (2.28%) MySQL
8 39 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 31 (1.77%) HBase
10 26 (1.48%) Relational Database
11 23 (1.31%) Redis
12 22 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.63%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.63%) Neo4j
17 10 (0.57%) NoSQL
18 8 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
19 7 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 177 (10.09%) Git (software)
2 153 (8.72%) Jenkins
3 150 (8.55%) JIRA
4 51 (2.91%) Maven
5 45 (2.56%) Bitbucket
6 41 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 38 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 35 (1.99%) JUnit
9 27 (1.54%) Ant
10 25 (1.42%) SonarQube
11 23 (1.31%) Liquibase
12 18 (1.03%) IntelliJ
12 18 (1.03%) JIRA Agile
13 16 (0.91%) Jasmine
13 16 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
14 12 (0.68%) Subversion
14 12 (0.68%) Vagrant
15 9 (0.51%) Grunt
15 9 (0.51%) Visual Studio
16 8 (0.46%) Gradle
General
1 201 (11.45%) Finance
2 66 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.65%) Law
4 53 (3.02%) Marketing
5 50 (2.85%) Electronics
5 50 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.54%) Legal
7 9 (0.51%) Retail
8 5 (0.28%) Banking
8 5 (0.28%) Local Government
8 5 (0.28%) Military
9 3 (0.17%) Back Office
10 2 (0.11%) Advertising
10 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.11%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.11%) Publishing
11 1 (0.057%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.057%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.057%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.057%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 322 (18.35%) Architect
2 210 (11.97%) Developer
3 200 (11.40%) Analyst
4 160 (9.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 127 (7.24%) Business Analyst
6 115 (6.55%) Consultant
7 96 (5.47%) Technical Architect
8 90 (5.13%) Project Manager
9 70 (3.99%) Java Developer
10 57 (3.25%) Network Engineer
11 55 (3.13%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
12 53 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
13 49 (2.79%) Linux Engineer
14 44 (2.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 42 (2.39%) Cloud Architect
15 42 (2.39%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 40 (2.28%) Programme Manager
16 40 (2.28%) Security Architect
17 39 (2.22%) AWS DevOps
17 39 (2.22%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (5.47%) HTML
2 91 (5.19%) CSS
2 91 (5.19%) Elastic Stack
3 82 (4.67%) REST
4 74 (4.22%) Web Services
5 68 (3.87%) HTML5
6 59 (3.36%) Node.js
7 54 (3.08%) Spring
8 53 (3.02%) CSS3
9 52 (2.96%) AngularJS
10 41 (2.34%) JSON
10 41 (2.34%) RESTful
11 38 (2.17%) Spring Boot
12 37 (2.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 37 (2.11%) XML
13 35 (1.99%) Apache Camel
14 29 (1.65%) .NET
14 29 (1.65%) MCollective
15 27 (1.54%) Software Packaging
16 22 (1.25%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 118 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.48%) Data Centre
2 61 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 57 (3.25%) PKI
4 34 (1.94%) User Experience
5 33 (1.88%) Replication
6 19 (1.08%) Clustering
7 18 (1.03%) Public Cloud
8 16 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (0.68%) CESG
10 12 (0.68%) Web 2.0
11 11 (0.63%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.57%) Driving Licence
13 9 (0.51%) Computer Science
13 9 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
14 8 (0.46%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.46%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.46%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.40%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 324 (18.46%) Linux
2 215 (12.25%) Windows
3 93 (5.30%) CentOS
4 92 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 84 (4.79%) Windows Server
6 81 (4.62%) Unix
7 59 (3.36%) Windows 10
8 39 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 39 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (1.82%) CoreOS
10 24 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (1.25%) AIX
12 17 (0.97%) RancherOS
13 16 (0.91%) Solaris
14 13 (0.74%) VyOS
14 13 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.68%) FreeBSD
16 7 (0.40%) Android
16 7 (0.40%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (17.49%) DevOps
3 218 (12.42%) ITIL
4 195 (11.11%) Scrum
5 191 (10.88%) Project Management
6 162 (9.23%) Migration
7 159 (9.06%) Service Management
8 151 (8.60%) Configuration Management
9 146 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
10 124 (7.07%) Open Source
11 121 (6.89%) PRINCE2
11 121 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 97 (5.53%) Microservices
13 95 (5.41%) Programme Management
14 87 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
14 87 (4.96%) Service Design
15 85 (4.84%) Continuous Delivery
16 81 (4.62%) TDD
17 76 (4.33%) Service Delivery
18 74 (4.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (12.59%) Java
2 106 (6.04%) SQL
3 87 (4.96%) Python
4 81 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 79 (4.50%) Ruby
6 76 (4.33%) C
7 70 (3.99%) Bash Shell
8 60 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 54 (3.08%) Go
10 33 (1.88%) PHP
10 33 (1.88%) Shell Script
11 29 (1.65%) C#
12 23 (1.31%) Scala
13 22 (1.25%) Perl
14 11 (0.63%) Groovy
15 10 (0.57%) tcsh
16 6 (0.34%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.28%) C++
17 5 (0.28%) VB
18 4 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1755 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 152 (8.66%) DV Cleared
3 63 (3.59%) Degree
4 59 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 41 (2.34%) CCNP
7 33 (1.88%) CTC Cleared
8 30 (1.71%) CISSP
8 30 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (1.31%) PMP
11 22 (1.25%) BC Cleared
12 21 (1.20%) CCIE
13 20 (1.14%) CISM
14 18 (1.03%) CCNA
14 18 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (0.97%) CLAS
15 17 (0.97%) MCP
16 11 (0.63%) CRISC
17 9 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.62%) QA
2 43 (2.45%) PMO
3 28 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 20 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (0.63%) SLA
9 8 (0.46%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.23%) COBIT
11 4 (0.23%) EFQM
11 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.17%) GDPR
12 3 (0.17%) ISO22301
12 3 (0.17%) RMADS
13 2 (0.11%) BS25999
14 1 (0.057%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.057%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 234 (13.33%) Docker
2 114 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (5.58%) Active Directory
4 47 (2.68%) vCloud
5 30 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 29 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (1.48%) Squid
8 22 (1.25%) Postfix
9 21 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.80%) VMware ESX
11 13 (0.74%) Corosync
11 13 (0.74%) HDFS
12 12 (0.68%) KVM
12 12 (0.68%) vSphere
13 10 (0.57%) Samba
14 9 (0.51%) Snort
15 7 (0.40%) Dovecot
16 6 (0.34%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.28%) Xen
17 5 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 198 (11.28%) Puppet
2 150 (8.55%) Ansible
3 145 (8.26%) Kubernetes
4 110 (6.27%) Terraform
5 86 (4.90%) ZABBIX
6 59 (3.36%) logstash
7 52 (2.96%) SCCM
8 46 (2.62%) Kibana
9 39 (2.22%) SCOM
10 38 (2.17%) HAProxy
11 34 (1.94%) Consul
11 34 (1.94%) yum
12 31 (1.77%) Packer
13 29 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
14 28 (1.60%) Sysdig
15 27 (1.54%) Rancher
16 26 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
17 24 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
18 20 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
19 19 (1.08%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 199 (11.34%) VMware
2 181 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 129 (7.35%) Oracle
4 118 (6.72%) Cisco
5 75 (4.27%) Red Hat
6 55 (3.13%) SAP
7 43 (2.45%) Atlassian
8 36 (2.05%) AppDynamics
9 35 (1.99%) CheckPoint
10 33 (1.88%) Juniper
11 30 (1.71%) HP
12 26 (1.48%) Citrix
12 26 (1.48%) Sonatype
13 25 (1.42%) Hortonworks
14 24 (1.37%) IBM
14 24 (1.37%) ServiceNow
15 22 (1.25%) Palo Alto
15 22 (1.25%) SolarWinds
16 21 (1.20%) Google
17 19 (1.08%) CA
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