Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 41 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,821 2,387 1,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.53% 5.29% 4.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.11% 31.38% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,163 1,471 1,077
London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £357 £313 £331
90th Percentile £675 £688 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 86 55
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% +0.03% +2.76%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.48 £47.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.50
% 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 6,256 7,607 6,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.58% 16.87% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,980 4,920 4,535
London median daily rate £513 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.82% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 202 137
London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £24.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% -15.85% +24.92%
10th Percentile £13.68 £14.00 £13.64
90th Percentile £60.38 £47.83 £51.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 0 382 £515 -4.19% 19
Central London +5 241 £525 +10.53% 15
East London +27 49 £600 +41.18% 2
West London -1 11 £503 +5.79% 11
North London -4 8 £425 -32.00% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1,821 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 643 (35.31%) Agile Software Development
3 469 (25.76%) Amazon AWS
4 394 (21.64%) DevOps
5 318 (17.46%) Linux
6 287 (15.76%) Java
7 274 (15.05%) Kubernetes
8 273 (14.99%) Migration
9 257 (14.11%) Git (software)
10 233 (12.80%) Jenkins
11 221 (12.14%) Docker
12 206 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 190 (10.43%) Finance
14 187 (10.27%) Ansible
15 186 (10.21%) Python
16 173 (9.50%) Terraform
17 167 (9.17%) Microservices
17 167 (9.17%) Scrum
18 165 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
19 154 (8.46%) Coaching
20 151 (8.29%) JavaScript
21 149 (8.18%) JIRA
22 144 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
23 143 (7.85%) Big Data
24 142 (7.80%) TDD
25 141 (7.74%) Project Management
25 141 (7.74%) Puppet
26 132 (7.25%) REST
26 132 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
27 129 (7.08%) Windows

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 91 (5.00%) Confluence
2 55 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
3 54 (2.97%) SharePoint
4 47 (2.58%) nginx
5 38 (2.09%) Apache
6 20 (1.10%) Apache Spark
7 18 (0.99%) Apache Solr
7 18 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.82%) SAS
9 13 (0.71%) CMS
10 9 (0.49%) JBoss
11 8 (0.44%) IIS
11 8 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.44%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.38%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.27%) WildFly
15 4 (0.22%) GeoServer
Applications
1 41 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.16%) Sketch
8 3 (0.16%) UXPin
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.38%) Primavera
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.055%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.055%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.055%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.055%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 469 (25.76%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (5.49%) GitHub
4 77 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
5 74 (4.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 72 (3.95%) Amazon S3
7 71 (3.90%) Office 365
8 70 (3.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 44 (2.42%) Datadog
10 41 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
11 40 (2.20%) PaaS
12 35 (1.92%) SaaS
13 31 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 27 (1.48%) IaaS
15 23 (1.26%) AWS CloudTrail
16 21 (1.15%) Amazon Glacier
16 21 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
16 21 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
17 20 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
18 17 (0.93%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 84 (4.61%) Firewall
2 80 (4.39%) VPN
3 47 (2.58%) WAN
4 41 (2.25%) Network Security
5 25 (1.37%) DNS
6 24 (1.32%) Internet
7 23 (1.26%) TCP/IP
8 22 (1.21%) VoIP
9 21 (1.15%) LAN
10 20 (1.10%) Skype
10 20 (1.10%) Wireless
11 19 (1.04%) DMZ
12 18 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (0.99%) IPsec
13 17 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
14 16 (0.88%) MPLS
15 15 (0.82%) BGP
15 15 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (0.82%) OSPF
16 14 (0.77%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (7.85%) Big Data
2 132 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (3.73%) SQL Server
4 61 (3.35%) Amazon RDS
5 57 (3.13%) Hadoop
6 52 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 51 (2.80%) Amazon Redshift
8 38 (2.09%) MongoDB
9 34 (1.87%) HBase
10 31 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 31 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (1.54%) NoSQL
13 24 (1.32%) MySQL
14 19 (1.04%) Redis
15 18 (0.99%) Amazon Aurora
16 16 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 15 (0.82%) Power BI
18 14 (0.77%) Base SAS
18 14 (0.77%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 257 (14.11%) Git (software)
2 233 (12.80%) Jenkins
3 149 (8.18%) JIRA
4 70 (3.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 55 (3.02%) Maven
6 47 (2.58%) GitLab
7 43 (2.36%) Selenium
8 31 (1.70%) Artifactory
9 25 (1.37%) SonarQube
10 24 (1.32%) Cucumber
11 21 (1.15%) Mockito
12 19 (1.04%) Grunt
13 18 (0.99%) JUnit
13 18 (0.99%) Subversion
14 14 (0.77%) Jasmine
14 14 (0.77%) Visual Studio
15 13 (0.71%) MSI
15 13 (0.71%) webpack
16 12 (0.66%) gulp
16 12 (0.66%) jMock
General
1 190 (10.43%) Finance
2 69 (3.79%) Telecoms
3 55 (3.02%) Law
4 53 (2.91%) Marketing
5 46 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 45 (2.47%) Electronics
7 21 (1.15%) Legal
8 18 (0.99%) Banking
9 13 (0.71%) Retail
10 6 (0.33%) Local Government
11 4 (0.22%) Digital Economy
11 4 (0.22%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.22%) Military
11 4 (0.22%) Russian Language
11 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.16%) Games
13 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 357 (19.60%) Developer
2 249 (13.67%) Architect
3 173 (9.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 157 (8.62%) Analyst
5 126 (6.92%) Java Developer
6 102 (5.60%) Business Analyst
7 76 (4.17%) Consultant
8 62 (3.40%) AWS Architect
9 59 (3.24%) Network Engineer
10 58 (3.19%) Project Manager
11 53 (2.91%) Technical Architect
12 52 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
13 51 (2.80%) Delivery Manager
14 50 (2.75%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
15 47 (2.58%) AWS DevOps
15 47 (2.58%) Data Engineer
16 45 (2.47%) SC Cleared Java Developer
17 39 (2.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 38 (2.09%) Senior Developer
19 35 (1.92%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (7.25%) REST
2 125 (6.86%) HTML
3 100 (5.49%) JSON
3 100 (5.49%) SOAP
4 92 (5.05%) Web Services
5 86 (4.72%) CSS
6 77 (4.23%) Kafka
7 71 (3.90%) Spring
8 63 (3.46%) XML
9 59 (3.24%) Node.js
9 59 (3.24%) RESTful
10 58 (3.19%) AngularJS
11 54 (2.97%) HTML5
12 52 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
13 44 (2.42%) .NET
14 42 (2.31%) Spring Boot
15 34 (1.87%) Apache Camel
15 34 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 32 (1.76%) Apache NiFi
16 32 (1.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.04%) Data Centre
2 78 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 41 (2.25%) User Experience
5 33 (1.81%) Public Cloud
6 25 (1.37%) PKI
7 23 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (1.21%) Data Structures
9 17 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (0.88%) Cloud Native
11 14 (0.77%) BYOD
12 11 (0.60%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.60%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.49%) NHS
13 9 (0.49%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.49%) Replication
14 8 (0.44%) Blog
15 7 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.38%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 318 (17.46%) Linux
2 129 (7.08%) Windows
3 116 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 59 (3.24%) Unix
5 58 (3.19%) Windows 10
6 33 (1.81%) CentOS
7 21 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.10%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.49%) Android
11 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.44%) CoreOS
13 7 (0.38%) Debian
14 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.27%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.27%) Solaris
16 3 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (35.31%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (21.64%) DevOps
3 273 (14.99%) Migration
4 206 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 167 (9.17%) Microservices
5 167 (9.17%) Scrum
6 165 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
7 154 (8.46%) Coaching
8 142 (7.80%) TDD
9 141 (7.74%) Project Management
10 123 (6.75%) Collaborative Working
11 112 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
12 106 (5.82%) Analytics
12 106 (5.82%) ITIL
13 103 (5.66%) Open Source
14 96 (5.27%) Problem-Solving
15 95 (5.22%) Test Automation
16 90 (4.94%) Mentoring
17 89 (4.89%) BDD
17 89 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 287 (15.76%) Java
2 186 (10.21%) Python
3 151 (8.29%) JavaScript
4 126 (6.92%) SQL
5 95 (5.22%) Bash Shell
6 80 (4.39%) Java 8
7 54 (2.97%) Ruby
8 48 (2.64%) PowerShell
9 45 (2.47%) C#
9 45 (2.47%) PHP
10 27 (1.48%) TypeScript
11 25 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.32%) Perl
13 22 (1.21%) Go
14 20 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.99%) ES6
16 17 (0.93%) C
17 16 (0.88%) Groovy
17 16 (0.88%) VBA
18 14 (0.77%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1,821 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 93 (5.11%) DV Cleared
3 70 (3.84%) CTC Cleared
4 62 (3.40%) RHCE
5 59 (3.24%) Degree
6 39 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 37 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (1.76%) AWS Certification
9 28 (1.54%) CCNP
10 24 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (0.99%) CCNA
12 17 (0.93%) CHECK Team Leader
12 17 (0.93%) CISSP
13 15 (0.82%) CHECK Team Member
14 14 (0.77%) MCSE
15 13 (0.71%) BC Cleared
15 13 (0.71%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.60%) CCIE
16 11 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (0.55%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.20%) QA
2 35 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (1.92%) PMO
3 32 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 22 (1.21%) NIST
6 19 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 16 (0.88%) SLA
8 14 (0.77%) GDPR
9 5 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.22%) WCAG
11 3 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 2 (0.11%) COBIT
12 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.11%) ECSS
12 2 (0.11%) P3O
12 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 221 (12.14%) Docker
2 90 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 43 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.71%) HDFS
5 12 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.49%) vCloud
6 9 (0.49%) vSphere
7 8 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.44%) Squid
8 7 (0.38%) etcd
8 7 (0.38%) flannel
8 7 (0.38%) SkyDNS
8 7 (0.38%) Snort
8 7 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.38%) XenApp
9 5 (0.27%) Ceph
9 5 (0.27%) GlusterFS
9 5 (0.27%) Postfix
10 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 274 (15.05%) Kubernetes
2 187 (10.27%) Ansible
3 173 (9.50%) Terraform
4 141 (7.74%) Puppet
5 92 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (3.08%) Packer
7 50 (2.75%) Consul
8 25 (1.37%) Sysdig
9 21 (1.15%) Kibana
10 19 (1.04%) Grafana
10 19 (1.04%) SCCM
11 18 (0.99%) Prometheus
12 17 (0.93%) HAProxy
12 17 (0.93%) SELinux
13 14 (0.77%) Nagios
13 14 (0.77%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.66%) AirWatch
15 11 (0.60%) logstash
16 10 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 9 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 118 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 117 (6.43%) Oracle
3 97 (5.33%) Red Hat
4 77 (4.23%) Splunk
5 70 (3.84%) VMware
6 57 (3.13%) Cisco
7 44 (2.42%) SAP
8 42 (2.31%) Greenplum
9 34 (1.87%) Qualys
10 27 (1.48%) Hortonworks
11 24 (1.32%) CA
12 22 (1.21%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.10%) Atlassian
14 19 (1.04%) F5
14 19 (1.04%) SolarWinds
15 18 (0.99%) Google
16 17 (0.93%) CheckPoint
17 16 (0.88%) Citrix
18 15 (0.82%) Cloudera
19 14 (0.77%) Adobe