Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 48 59
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,758 2,287 1,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.76% 4.95% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.57% 30.88% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,170 1,397 1,189
London median daily rate £520 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £300
90th Percentile £663 £675 £627
England median daily rate £475 £458 £425
% change year-on-year +3.83% +7.65% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 78 59
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% +3.31% +3.43%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £49.13 £45.05 £35.75
England median hourly rate £42.46 £34.95 £20.01
% change year-on-year +21.49% +74.64% -41.14%

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 5,946 7,406 7,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.10% 16.03% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,961 4,814 4,924
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £695 £675 £650
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.94% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 181 161
London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +20.32% -1.66%
10th Percentile £13.98 £14.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.87
% change year-on-year +44.00% -6.94% +5.35%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 0 332 £513 -4.87% 31
Central London +55 281 £500 - 29
East London +42 51 £600 +26.32% 8
West London +37 29 £450 -21.74% 28
North London -3 11 £445 -6.32% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1,758 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 581 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (23.49%) DevOps
4 402 (22.87%) AWS
5 338 (19.23%) Public Sector
6 271 (15.42%) Migration
7 264 (15.02%) Java
8 242 (13.77%) Linux
9 237 (13.48%) Docker
10 225 (12.80%) Kubernetes
11 210 (11.95%) Azure
12 202 (11.49%) Terraform
13 200 (11.38%) Windows
14 193 (10.98%) Git (software)
15 190 (10.81%) Python
16 183 (10.41%) SQL
17 178 (10.13%) JavaScript
18 173 (9.84%) Jenkins
19 171 (9.73%) Microsoft
20 169 (9.61%) Finance
21 166 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
21 166 (9.44%) Microservices
22 158 (8.99%) Ansible
23 156 (8.87%) JIRA
24 145 (8.25%) DV Cleared
24 145 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
25 132 (7.51%) Scrum
26 128 (7.28%) Project Management
26 128 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
27 117 (6.66%) Confluence

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
1 117 (6.66%) Confluence
2 87 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 62 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (1.42%) nginx
5 22 (1.25%) OpenStack
5 22 (1.25%) Skype for Business
6 20 (1.14%) MS Exchange
7 19 (1.08%) Apache Spark
8 17 (0.97%) IIS
9 16 (0.91%) Apache
9 16 (0.91%) Apache Solr
9 16 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.68%) SAS
11 11 (0.63%) JBoss
12 10 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.28%) CMS
14 5 (0.28%) GeoServer
Applications
1 65 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 17 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.34%) Primavera
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.057%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.057%) Relativity
7 1 (0.057%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 402 (22.87%) AWS
2 210 (11.95%) Azure
3 99 (5.63%) Office 365
4 70 (3.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 69 (3.92%) GitHub
6 52 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
7 49 (2.79%) Amazon S3
8 35 (1.99%) Power Platform
9 31 (1.76%) PaaS
10 29 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 26 (1.48%) GCP
12 25 (1.42%) IaaS
13 24 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (1.37%) SaaS
14 23 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
14 23 (1.31%) Serverless
15 21 (1.19%) OpenShift
16 20 (1.14%) OneDrive
17 17 (0.97%) PowerApps
18 16 (0.91%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.44%) Firewall
2 58 (3.30%) VPN
3 49 (2.79%) WAN
4 40 (2.28%) DNS
4 40 (2.28%) Internet
5 32 (1.82%) Network Security
6 31 (1.76%) LAN
7 27 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
8 23 (1.31%) Skype
8 23 (1.31%) TCP/IP
9 17 (0.97%) DHCP
10 14 (0.80%) Wireless
11 13 (0.74%) SNMP
12 10 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (0.57%) SAN
13 9 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.51%) HTTP
14 7 (0.40%) BGP
14 7 (0.40%) Kerberos
15 6 (0.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
2 76 (4.32%) SQL Server
3 74 (4.21%) Big Data
4 50 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
5 44 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 42 (2.39%) Amazon Redshift
7 34 (1.93%) Oracle Database
8 30 (1.71%) MySQL
9 26 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.19%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.14%) Power BI
12 18 (1.02%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (0.97%) HBase
13 17 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
13 17 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 193 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 173 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 156 (8.87%) JIRA
4 58 (3.30%) Selenium
5 51 (2.90%) SonarQube
6 50 (2.84%) Maven
7 39 (2.22%) GitLab
8 36 (2.05%) Cucumber
9 33 (1.88%) gulp
10 30 (1.71%) JUnit
11 27 (1.54%) Mockito
12 25 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
13 23 (1.31%) Grunt
13 23 (1.31%) Visual Studio
14 15 (0.85%) Bitbucket
15 14 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
17 12 (0.68%) MSI
17 12 (0.68%) webpack
18 11 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 338 (19.23%) Public Sector
2 169 (9.61%) Finance
3 63 (3.58%) Law
4 47 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.16%) Marketing
6 34 (1.93%) Police
7 32 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.48%) Electronics
9 20 (1.14%) Legal
9 20 (1.14%) Military
10 13 (0.74%) Banking
11 10 (0.57%) Retail
12 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.11%) Local Government
13 2 (0.11%) Publishing
14 1 (0.057%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.057%) Games
Job Titles
1 318 (18.09%) Developer
2 270 (15.36%) Architect
3 172 (9.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 132 (7.51%) Analyst
5 112 (6.37%) Java Developer
6 77 (4.38%) Consultant
7 69 (3.92%) Business Analyst
8 57 (3.24%) AWS DevOps
9 54 (3.07%) AWS Engineer
10 50 (2.84%) Project Manager
10 50 (2.84%) Technical Architect
11 47 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
11 47 (2.67%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 43 (2.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 43 (2.45%) Senior Developer
13 42 (2.39%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
14 39 (2.22%) AWS Architect
15 38 (2.16%) Security Architect
16 37 (2.10%) Administrator
16 37 (2.10%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (6.03%) HTML
1 106 (6.03%) Node.js
2 88 (5.01%) JSON
3 84 (4.78%) CSS
4 76 (4.32%) REST
5 75 (4.27%) Spring
6 68 (3.87%) Web Services
7 62 (3.53%) AngularJS
8 60 (3.41%) .NET
9 52 (2.96%) SOAP
10 46 (2.62%) XML
11 45 (2.56%) RESTful
12 43 (2.45%) Kafka
13 39 (2.22%) React
14 35 (1.99%) Middleware
14 35 (1.99%) Spring Boot
15 33 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
15 33 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
15 33 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 31 (1.76%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.31%) Data Centre
2 74 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 69 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.45%) User Experience
5 40 (2.28%) Public Cloud
6 22 (1.25%) PKI
7 21 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.02%) Virtual Team
10 14 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 12 (0.68%) Cloud Native
11 12 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
12 10 (0.57%) BYOD
13 9 (0.51%) Driving Licence
13 9 (0.51%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.51%) Replication
14 8 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 8 (0.46%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 242 (13.77%) Linux
2 200 (11.38%) Windows
3 89 (5.06%) Windows 10
4 86 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 43 (2.45%) Apple iOS
7 41 (2.33%) CentOS
7 41 (2.33%) Ubuntu
8 40 (2.28%) Unix
9 19 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.80%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.57%) Android
13 7 (0.40%) Debian
13 7 (0.40%) Solaris
14 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.17%) AIX
15 3 (0.17%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.17%) openSUSE
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (23.49%) DevOps
3 271 (15.42%) Migration
4 166 (9.44%) Microservices
4 166 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 145 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (7.51%) Scrum
7 128 (7.28%) Project Management
8 116 (6.60%) Open Source
9 113 (6.43%) TDD
10 112 (6.37%) BDD
11 108 (6.14%) Cybersecurity
12 103 (5.86%) Test Automation
13 96 (5.46%) Project Delivery
14 91 (5.18%) Configuration Management
15 90 (5.12%) ITIL
16 81 (4.61%) Coaching
16 81 (4.61%) Problem-Solving
17 76 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
17 76 (4.32%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 264 (15.02%) Java
2 190 (10.81%) Python
3 183 (10.41%) SQL
4 178 (10.13%) JavaScript
5 66 (3.75%) Bash Shell
6 62 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 58 (3.30%) Java 8
8 55 (3.13%) C#
9 48 (2.73%) Ruby
10 44 (2.50%) Perl
11 35 (1.99%) C
11 35 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 31 (1.76%) Groovy
12 31 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.31%) Go
14 21 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.02%) C++
15 18 (1.02%) TypeScript
16 15 (0.85%) VBA
17 11 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,758 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 145 (8.25%) DV Cleared
3 55 (3.13%) Degree
4 50 (2.84%) CTC Cleared
5 35 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (1.93%) AWS Certification
7 30 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 29 (1.65%) MCSA
9 27 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.08%) CCNP
11 18 (1.02%) CCNA
11 18 (1.02%) CISSP
12 17 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.80%) CISM
14 13 (0.74%) RHCE
15 11 (0.63%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.63%) CHECK Team Leader
16 9 (0.51%) CHECK Team Member
17 8 (0.46%) MCSE
18 7 (0.40%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.62%) QA
2 29 (1.65%) SLA
3 26 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.42%) PMO
5 18 (1.02%) NIST
6 17 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.97%) WCAG
7 15 (0.85%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.46%) GDPR
10 7 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
10 7 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.34%) NCSC
12 4 (0.23%) COBIT
12 4 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 3 (0.17%) RMADS
14 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.11%) ECSS
14 2 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 237 (13.48%) Docker
2 106 (6.03%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.46%) vSphere
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.40%) vCloud
10 6 (0.34%) Postfix
10 6 (0.34%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.28%) HDFS
12 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.17%) NFS
14 2 (0.11%) OCFS2
14 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.057%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.057%) KVM
Systems Management
1 225 (12.80%) Kubernetes
2 202 (11.49%) Terraform
3 158 (8.99%) Ansible
4 108 (6.14%) Puppet
5 62 (3.53%) Consul
6 55 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
7 50 (2.84%) Packer
8 20 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 16 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (0.57%) AirWatch
10 10 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (0.51%) SCCM
12 8 (0.46%) Nessus
12 8 (0.46%) Sysdig
13 7 (0.40%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.40%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.40%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.34%) Suricata
14 6 (0.34%) yum
Vendors
1 171 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 93 (5.29%) Oracle
3 64 (3.64%) VMware
4 53 (3.01%) Red Hat
5 38 (2.16%) Splunk
6 36 (2.05%) Greenplum
7 35 (1.99%) Google
8 29 (1.65%) Cisco
8 29 (1.65%) SAP
9 26 (1.48%) Sparx
10 25 (1.42%) CA
11 23 (1.31%) F5
12 20 (1.14%) IBM
13 18 (1.02%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.97%) Apple
14 17 (0.97%) ServiceNow
15 15 (0.85%) Hortonworks
15 15 (0.85%) HP
15 15 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (0.85%) Tableau