Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 59 52
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 +43
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2,281 1,985 1,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.91% 4.22% 4.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.68% 25.12% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,386 1,290 1,118
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
90th Percentile £659 £631 £636
England median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 52 11
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.86% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.41 £14.10
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £32.58
% change year-on-year +87.17% -42.60% +8.59%

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 7,434 7,902 7,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.01% 16.79% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,791 5,257 5,025
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 171 113
London median hourly rate £23.13 £21.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.14% +9.20% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £12.60
90th Percentile £55.60 £48.75 £49.84
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +6.25%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +1 569 £520 +4.00% 54
Central London -6 214 £475 - 50
North London -1 24 £400 -11.11% 1
East London -10 24 £488 -2.50% 12
West London -61 15 £462 -5.66% 24
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 2,264 (99.25%) Security Cleared
2 821 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (21.35%) Java
4 401 (17.58%) DevOps
5 392 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
6 314 (13.77%) Linux
7 279 (12.23%) Migration
8 270 (11.84%) Docker
9 265 (11.62%) Git (software)
10 261 (11.44%) Test Automation
11 250 (10.96%) Scrum
12 235 (10.30%) Jenkins
13 230 (10.08%) Finance
14 229 (10.04%) Oracle
15 227 (9.95%) Windows
16 226 (9.91%) JIRA
17 225 (9.86%) Kubernetes
18 208 (9.12%) Microservices
19 194 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
20 183 (8.02%) SQL
21 175 (7.67%) Project Management
22 174 (7.63%) Open Source
23 165 (7.23%) Microsoft
24 161 (7.06%) ITIL
25 159 (6.97%) Confluence
26 154 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
27 152 (6.66%) Python
28 149 (6.53%) Java 8
29 148 (6.49%) Ansible
30 144 (6.31%) JavaScript

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
1 159 (6.97%) Confluence
2 64 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 49 (2.15%) WildFly
4 45 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
4 45 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 42 (1.84%) WebLogic
6 39 (1.71%) Skype for Business
7 38 (1.67%) JBoss
8 29 (1.27%) Apache Spark
9 28 (1.23%) Apache
9 28 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
10 27 (1.18%) CMS
11 20 (0.88%) MS Exchange
12 19 (0.83%) nginx
13 17 (0.75%) Apache Solr
13 17 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 15 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
16 9 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 44 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.044%) HipChat
7 1 (0.044%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.044%) Stata
7 1 (0.044%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
5 4 (0.18%) Primavera
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle SCM
6 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.088%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.044%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 392 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (4.34%) Office 365
4 74 (3.24%) PaaS
5 56 (2.46%) IaaS
6 53 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 47 (2.06%) SaaS
8 45 (1.97%) GitHub
9 41 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 37 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
11 36 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
12 30 (1.32%) npm
13 29 (1.27%) Amazon S3
14 25 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
15 21 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (0.75%) Apigee
17 15 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 15 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
17 15 (0.66%) OneDrive
17 15 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.46%) Firewall
2 57 (2.50%) WAN
3 45 (1.97%) DNS
4 42 (1.84%) Skype
5 41 (1.80%) VPN
6 38 (1.67%) LAN
7 35 (1.53%) Network Security
8 28 (1.23%) HTTP
9 26 (1.14%) Internet
10 25 (1.10%) Unified Communications
11 23 (1.01%) Kerberos
12 22 (0.96%) VoIP
13 21 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (0.92%) IPsec
14 20 (0.88%) TCP/IP
15 18 (0.79%) AMQP
15 18 (0.79%) DHCP
15 18 (0.79%) Wireless
16 17 (0.75%) SSL
17 13 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
2 124 (5.44%) Big Data
3 92 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 73 (3.20%) SQL Server
5 56 (2.46%) RDBMS
6 47 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 42 (1.84%) MySQL
8 41 (1.80%) HBase
8 41 (1.80%) MongoDB
9 40 (1.75%) Hadoop
10 29 (1.27%) NoSQL
11 23 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
12 21 (0.92%) Adabas
13 20 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (0.79%) Neo4j
15 15 (0.66%) Power BI
15 15 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.53%) Redis
16 12 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 265 (11.62%) Git (software)
2 235 (10.30%) Jenkins
3 226 (9.91%) JIRA
4 124 (5.44%) Maven
5 105 (4.60%) Cucumber
6 102 (4.47%) Selenium
7 95 (4.16%) SonarQube
8 89 (3.90%) JUnit
9 72 (3.16%) Vagrant
10 68 (2.98%) GitLab
11 66 (2.89%) Mockito
12 51 (2.24%) Liquibase
13 49 (2.15%) Checkstyle
14 48 (2.10%) Artifactory
15 37 (1.62%) Karma Test Runner
16 31 (1.36%) WebDriver
17 27 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
18 26 (1.14%) Grunt
18 26 (1.14%) Mocha
19 22 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 230 (10.08%) Finance
2 72 (3.16%) Law
3 69 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 56 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 46 (2.02%) Marketing
6 44 (1.93%) Electronics
7 20 (0.88%) Retail
8 19 (0.83%) Legal
9 16 (0.70%) Publishing
10 15 (0.66%) Banking
11 10 (0.44%) Military
12 8 (0.35%) Back Office
13 7 (0.31%) Local Government
14 6 (0.26%) Billing
15 5 (0.22%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.18%) Advertising
17 3 (0.13%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.088%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.088%) Digital Economy
18 2 (0.088%) Games
Job Titles
1 454 (19.90%) Developer
2 289 (12.67%) Architect
3 232 (10.17%) Java Developer
4 187 (8.20%) Analyst
5 168 (7.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 127 (5.57%) Consultant
7 126 (5.52%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 116 (5.09%) Project Manager
9 96 (4.21%) Business Analyst
10 67 (2.94%) Tester
11 59 (2.59%) AWS Engineer
12 55 (2.41%) AWS DevOps
13 54 (2.37%) Security Architect
14 52 (2.28%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 50 (2.19%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
16 49 (2.15%) Technical Architect
17 48 (2.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 47 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
19 44 (1.93%) Delivery Manager
20 38 (1.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (6.27%) REST
2 127 (5.57%) Web Services
3 107 (4.69%) HTML
4 98 (4.30%) RESTful
5 97 (4.25%) AngularJS
6 95 (4.16%) Node.js
7 82 (3.59%) CSS
8 77 (3.38%) Java EE
9 76 (3.33%) Spring
10 65 (2.85%) .NET
11 64 (2.81%) Hibernate
12 60 (2.63%) Drools
13 58 (2.54%) Kafka
14 55 (2.41%) JAX-RS
14 55 (2.41%) XML
15 53 (2.32%) Oracle Fusion
16 52 (2.28%) JMS
17 51 (2.24%) Gherkin
17 51 (2.24%) JSON
18 50 (2.19%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 114 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.16%) Data Centre
3 62 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
4 48 (2.10%) Public Cloud
5 44 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 44 (1.93%) User Experience
6 34 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 27 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (1.18%) Private Cloud
8 26 (1.14%) PKI
9 25 (1.10%) Cloud Native
10 22 (0.96%) NHS
11 18 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (0.75%) Data Structures
13 16 (0.70%) Computer Science
14 13 (0.57%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.48%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.48%) PMI
15 11 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 314 (13.77%) Linux
2 227 (9.95%) Windows
3 102 (4.47%) Unix
4 76 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 70 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 55 (2.41%) VMS
8 53 (2.32%) CentOS
9 35 (1.53%) Ubuntu
10 26 (1.14%) CoreOS
11 16 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 16 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.39%) Solaris
14 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.22%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.13%) Android
16 3 (0.13%) Debian
16 3 (0.13%) Fedora
16 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 821 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (17.58%) DevOps
3 279 (12.23%) Migration
4 261 (11.44%) Test Automation
5 250 (10.96%) Scrum
6 208 (9.12%) Microservices
7 175 (7.67%) Project Management
8 174 (7.63%) Open Source
9 161 (7.06%) ITIL
10 143 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 139 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
12 138 (6.05%) TDD
13 136 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
14 114 (5.00%) Configuration Management
14 114 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
15 108 (4.73%) BDD
16 104 (4.56%) PRINCE2
17 102 (4.47%) Programme Management
18 96 (4.21%) User Stories
19 93 (4.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 487 (21.35%) Java
2 183 (8.02%) SQL
3 152 (6.66%) Python
4 149 (6.53%) Java 8
5 144 (6.31%) JavaScript
6 93 (4.08%) Bash Shell
7 87 (3.81%) PowerShell
8 64 (2.81%) C#
9 58 (2.54%) Ruby
10 53 (2.32%) Groovy
11 49 (2.15%) JPQL
12 31 (1.36%) PHP
13 30 (1.32%) Go
13 30 (1.32%) PL/SQL
14 26 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.01%) C
16 20 (0.88%) Scala
17 16 (0.70%) VBScript
18 15 (0.66%) VB.NET
19 12 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,264 (99.25%) Security Cleared
2 123 (5.39%) DV Cleared
3 41 (1.80%) Degree
3 41 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 39 (1.71%) CTC Cleared
5 31 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (1.14%) CCNA
7 23 (1.01%) CCNP
7 23 (1.01%) CISSP
8 22 (0.96%) AWS Certification
9 19 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
11 16 (0.70%) MCSE
12 14 (0.61%) ISEB
13 12 (0.53%) CISM
13 12 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.53%) MCITP
14 10 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.81%) QA
2 43 (1.89%) PMO
3 25 (1.10%) SLA
4 21 (0.92%) GDPR
5 20 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (0.35%) WAI
9 5 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.18%) COBIT
10 4 (0.18%) FedRAMP
10 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.13%) P3O
12 2 (0.088%) HL7
12 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 270 (11.84%) Docker
2 127 (5.57%) Active Directory
3 70 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.75%) HDFS
6 16 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.57%) vSphere
8 9 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.39%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.39%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.35%) Ceph
9 8 (0.35%) etcd
9 8 (0.35%) flannel
10 7 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.22%) GlusterFS
11 5 (0.22%) NFS
11 5 (0.22%) SkyDNS
11 5 (0.22%) vCloud
12 4 (0.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 225 (9.86%) Kubernetes
2 148 (6.49%) Ansible
3 143 (6.27%) Terraform
4 117 (5.13%) Puppet
5 64 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (1.67%) SCCM
7 33 (1.45%) Packer
8 32 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 27 (1.18%) Sysdig
10 22 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
11 20 (0.88%) Consul
12 19 (0.83%) Grafana
13 18 (0.79%) Kibana
14 15 (0.66%) HAProxy
14 15 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 14 (0.61%) Prometheus
16 13 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 12 (0.53%) AirWatch
17 12 (0.53%) logstash
17 12 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 229 (10.04%) Oracle
2 165 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 94 (4.12%) VMware
4 80 (3.51%) Cisco
5 58 (2.54%) SAP
6 54 (2.37%) Splunk
7 52 (2.28%) Red Hat
8 37 (1.62%) Google
8 37 (1.62%) ServiceNow
9 29 (1.27%) Talend
10 27 (1.18%) Atlassian
11 26 (1.14%) Adobe
12 25 (1.10%) CheckPoint
13 23 (1.01%) Juniper
14 22 (0.96%) HP
15 21 (0.92%) AlienVault
15 21 (0.92%) TIBCO
16 20 (0.88%) Citrix
16 20 (0.88%) MuleSoft
17 18 (0.79%) IBM