Period
to 28 January 2020

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 6 months to 28 January 2020 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
England > London
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 52 48
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,927 2,105 2,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.43% 4.77% 4.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.64% 29.54% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,294 1,303 1,382
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £360 £314 £263
90th Percentile £655 £670 £659
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 54
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.17% +4.89%
10th Percentile £16.60 £18.11 £14.00
90th Percentile £49.57 £47.02 £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% -50.13%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,407 7,127 8,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.03% 16.16% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,645 4,560 5,322
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £668
England median daily rate £463 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +2.78% +0.50% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 158 187
London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +36.90% -2.33%
10th Percentile £18.66 £12.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year +16.67% +22.15% -7.32%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 28 January 2020.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 28 January 2020.

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 6 months to 28 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South London +1 354 £525 +5.00% 22
Central London +73 306 £500 +5.26% 29
West London +71 60 £500 +0.05% 19
East London +25 21 £600 -7.69% 7
North London -4 6 £450 +5.88% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1,927 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 657 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 462 (23.98%) DevOps
4 434 (22.52%) AWS
5 391 (20.29%) Public Sector
6 371 (19.25%) Java
7 271 (14.06%) SQL
8 249 (12.92%) Docker
9 227 (11.78%) Kubernetes
9 227 (11.78%) Linux
10 222 (11.52%) Jenkins
11 212 (11.00%) Python
11 212 (11.00%) Migration
12 209 (10.85%) Azure
13 197 (10.22%) Git (software)
13 197 (10.22%) Microsoft
14 194 (10.07%) Terraform
15 188 (9.76%) JIRA
16 185 (9.60%) Windows
17 173 (8.98%) Ansible
18 166 (8.61%) Oracle
19 162 (8.41%) Scrum
20 160 (8.30%) DV Cleared
21 148 (7.68%) Confluence
22 147 (7.63%) Microservices
23 145 (7.52%) Test Automation
23 145 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
24 144 (7.47%) PostgreSQL
25 140 (7.27%) JavaScript
26 138 (7.16%) Continuous Integration

SC Cleared
Co-occurring 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
1 148 (7.68%) Confluence
2 60 (3.11%) WebLogic
3 58 (3.01%) SharePoint
4 46 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (2.02%) Red Hat Fuse
6 38 (1.97%) JBoss
7 34 (1.76%) MQSeries
8 33 (1.71%) OpenStack
9 30 (1.56%) nginx
10 25 (1.30%) Apache
11 22 (1.14%) Skype for Business
12 19 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (0.88%) SAS
14 14 (0.73%) MS Exchange
15 13 (0.67%) Camunda
16 10 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.52%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.42%) CMS
17 8 (0.42%) IIS
18 6 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 59 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) Sketch
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.052%) InVision
8 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle AML
5 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.052%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.052%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 434 (22.52%) AWS
2 209 (10.85%) Azure
3 84 (4.36%) Office 365
4 75 (3.89%) GitHub
5 64 (3.32%) Power Platform
6 49 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 47 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
8 46 (2.39%) Amazon S3
9 32 (1.66%) Serverless
10 28 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
10 28 (1.45%) OpenShift
11 23 (1.19%) GCP
11 23 (1.19%) PaaS
12 19 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (0.88%) SaaS
14 16 (0.83%) OneDrive
14 16 (0.83%) Route 53
15 13 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.62%) Firewall
2 52 (2.70%) DNS
3 50 (2.59%) Internet
4 44 (2.28%) VPN
4 44 (2.28%) WAN
5 34 (1.76%) Network Security
6 30 (1.56%) LAN
7 22 (1.14%) SAN
7 22 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.09%) DHCP
8 21 (1.09%) Skype
9 17 (0.88%) Wireless
10 16 (0.83%) Kerberos
10 16 (0.83%) MPLS
11 13 (0.67%) SSL
12 12 (0.62%) BGP
13 11 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (0.52%) HTTP
15 9 (0.47%) OSPF
15 9 (0.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (7.47%) PostgreSQL
2 125 (6.49%) SQL Server
3 54 (2.80%) Power BI
4 45 (2.34%) Big Data
5 38 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
6 36 (1.87%) Oracle Database
7 33 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 32 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
9 26 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
11 21 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.09%) MySQL
12 19 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.73%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (0.67%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.47%) HBase
Development Applications
1 222 (11.52%) Jenkins
2 197 (10.22%) Git (software)
3 188 (9.76%) JIRA
4 69 (3.58%) GitLab
5 62 (3.22%) Maven
6 61 (3.17%) Selenium
7 53 (2.75%) Cucumber
8 49 (2.54%) JUnit
9 47 (2.44%) SonarQube
10 38 (1.97%) Artifactory
11 37 (1.92%) gulp
12 29 (1.50%) Mockito
13 26 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (1.30%) Bitbucket
15 20 (1.04%) JMeter
15 20 (1.04%) Subversion
16 18 (0.93%) Postman
16 18 (0.93%) SoapUI
16 18 (0.93%) webpack
17 16 (0.83%) Grunt
General
1 391 (20.29%) Public Sector
2 112 (5.81%) Finance
3 65 (3.37%) Law
4 60 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.13%) Marketing
6 34 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.56%) Police
8 29 (1.50%) Electronics
9 25 (1.30%) Military
10 19 (0.99%) Legal
11 15 (0.78%) Banking
12 12 (0.62%) Retail
13 10 (0.52%) Publishing
14 5 (0.26%) Billing
15 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.10%) Advertising
17 1 (0.052%) Arabic Language
17 1 (0.052%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.052%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.052%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 401 (20.81%) Developer
2 257 (13.34%) Architect
3 195 (10.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 185 (9.60%) Analyst
5 152 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 108 (5.60%) Business Analyst
7 95 (4.93%) Consultant
8 86 (4.46%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 75 (3.89%) AWS Engineer
10 73 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
11 70 (3.63%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
12 52 (2.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 51 (2.65%) Technical Architect
14 45 (2.34%) AWS Developer
15 43 (2.23%) Project Manager
16 42 (2.18%) Tester
17 37 (1.92%) Python Developer
17 37 (1.92%) Security Consultant
18 36 (1.87%) Senior DevOps
19 35 (1.82%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (6.33%) Node.js
2 113 (5.86%) Spring
3 105 (5.45%) HTML
4 97 (5.03%) Web Services
5 86 (4.46%) CSS
6 83 (4.31%) JSON
7 77 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 73 (3.79%) XML
9 71 (3.68%) .NET
10 67 (3.48%) REST
11 65 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
12 64 (3.32%) Apache Camel
13 61 (3.17%) Kafka
14 56 (2.91%) Hibernate
15 55 (2.85%) React
16 52 (2.70%) RESTful
17 51 (2.65%) SOAP
18 47 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
19 46 (2.39%) Spring Boot
20 41 (2.13%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 59 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 40 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 33 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (1.56%) PKI
7 28 (1.45%) User Experience
8 27 (1.40%) Cloud Native
8 27 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 19 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (0.93%) Semantic Web
11 14 (0.73%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (0.57%) W3C
13 10 (0.52%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.52%) Replication
14 8 (0.42%) Blog
14 8 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 227 (11.78%) Linux
2 185 (9.60%) Windows
3 71 (3.68%) Windows 10
4 63 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 53 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (2.54%) Ubuntu
7 35 (1.82%) Unix
8 32 (1.66%) Apple iOS
9 31 (1.61%) CentOS
10 19 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.47%) Android
12 9 (0.47%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.26%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.26%) Solaris
13 5 (0.26%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.21%) Debian
15 3 (0.16%) SUSE
15 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (23.98%) DevOps
3 212 (11.00%) Migration
4 162 (8.41%) Scrum
5 147 (7.63%) Microservices
6 145 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 145 (7.52%) Test Automation
7 138 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
8 129 (6.69%) Open Source
9 127 (6.59%) Project Management
10 120 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
11 110 (5.71%) Configuration Management
12 108 (5.60%) Cybersecurity
13 101 (5.24%) TDD
14 99 (5.14%) BDD
15 95 (4.93%) Problem-Solving
16 91 (4.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 84 (4.36%) ITIL
18 83 (4.31%) Project Delivery
19 81 (4.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 371 (19.25%) Java
2 271 (14.06%) SQL
3 212 (11.00%) Python
4 140 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 89 (4.62%) Java 8
6 83 (4.31%) PL/SQL
7 72 (3.74%) Bash Shell
8 57 (2.96%) PowerShell
9 55 (2.85%) C#
10 50 (2.59%) T-SQL
11 40 (2.08%) C
12 37 (1.92%) Groovy
13 34 (1.76%) Go
14 29 (1.50%) Shell Script
15 25 (1.30%) C++
16 18 (0.93%) TypeScript
17 17 (0.88%) Perl
18 16 (0.83%) Ruby
19 9 (0.47%) ES6
20 8 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,927 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 160 (8.30%) DV Cleared
3 41 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
4 38 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (1.61%) Degree
6 29 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 24 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (1.19%) CCNA
9 21 (1.09%) CCNP
10 20 (1.04%) AWS Certification
10 20 (1.04%) CISSP
10 20 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (1.04%) MCSA
11 17 (0.88%) BC Cleared
12 12 (0.62%) CISM
13 10 (0.52%) CCDA
14 8 (0.42%) CCIE
14 8 (0.42%) CRISC
15 7 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 7 (0.36%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.49%) QA
2 36 (1.87%) PMO
3 27 (1.40%) NCSC
4 25 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.25%) WCAG
6 21 (1.09%) NIST
7 16 (0.83%) SLA
8 14 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (0.67%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.62%) Government Security Classifications
11 10 (0.52%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.42%) GDPR
12 8 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.26%) COBIT
15 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
17 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
17 2 (0.10%) RMADS
17 2 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 249 (12.92%) Docker
2 70 (3.63%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.31%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.31%) vSphere
10 5 (0.26%) Postfix
11 4 (0.21%) iptables
11 4 (0.21%) KVM
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.10%) HDFS
13 2 (0.10%) OCFS2
13 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.10%) vCloud
13 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.052%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 227 (11.78%) Kubernetes
2 194 (10.07%) Terraform
3 173 (8.98%) Ansible
4 116 (6.02%) Puppet
5 57 (2.96%) Consul
6 49 (2.54%) Packer
7 39 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.19%) Kibana
9 20 (1.04%) logstash
10 16 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 16 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (0.62%) Sysdig
12 11 (0.57%) SCCM
13 10 (0.52%) Prometheus
14 9 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.42%) AirWatch
15 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 8 (0.42%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.31%) Grafana
Vendors
1 197 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 166 (8.61%) Oracle
3 68 (3.53%) Red Hat
4 67 (3.48%) VMware
5 41 (2.13%) Cisco
6 38 (1.97%) Axway
7 37 (1.92%) Sybase
8 35 (1.82%) SAP
9 34 (1.76%) MuleSoft
10 30 (1.56%) Google
11 28 (1.45%) Greenplum
12 26 (1.35%) Tableau
13 24 (1.25%) F5
13 24 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (1.09%) HP
15 19 (0.99%) Splunk
16 17 (0.88%) Atlassian
17 16 (0.83%) Apple
17 16 (0.83%) IBM
18 15 (0.78%) Juniper