Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 16 52
Rank change year-on-year -25 +36 -9
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,633 1,425 1,845
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.43% 8.98% 4.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.04% 43.89% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,167 1,029 1,255
10th Percentile £381 £344 £356
25th Percentile £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £613 £588 £600
90th Percentile £675 £650 £688
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 16
10th Percentile £15.69 £16.00 £14.48
25th Percentile £17.80 £19.99 £18.70
Median hourly rate £46.00 £28.00 £29.75
Median % change year-on-year +64.29% -5.88% +59.09%
75th Percentile £52.75 £43.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £78.07 £47.83 £52.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.59 £42.00
% change year-on-year -1.45% -3.36% +124.60%

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 4,797 3,247 6,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.96% 20.46% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,187 2,240 4,225
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £427 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £613
90th Percentile £713 £651 £700
England median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 50 97
10th Percentile £17.89 £18.25 £11.52
25th Percentile £22.60 £21.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.25 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.55% +41.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £49.31 £47.81 £47.83
90th Percentile £59.98 £53.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £32.00 £31.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +1.59% -8.03% +52.22%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in London.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in London.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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
Central London -23 148 £500 -4.76% 33
South London -1 80 £525 +0.33% 12
West London -3 11 £669 +190.76% 17
East London +6 8 £539 -2.05% 4
North London -7 2 £350 -33.33% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 1,633 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 509 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (21.98%) AWS
4 339 (20.76%) Public Sector
5 319 (19.53%) Azure
6 312 (19.11%) DevOps
7 236 (14.45%) Social Skills
8 235 (14.39%) Java
9 218 (13.35%) Docker
10 203 (12.43%) Kubernetes
11 174 (10.66%) Microsoft
12 173 (10.59%) Terraform
13 165 (10.10%) Linux
14 152 (9.31%) Windows
15 148 (9.06%) Finance
15 148 (9.06%) DV Cleared
16 142 (8.70%) Scrum
17 137 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
18 135 (8.27%) SQL
19 131 (8.02%) Python
20 129 (7.90%) Cybersecurity
21 127 (7.78%) Microservices
22 124 (7.59%) Migration
23 121 (7.41%) Project Management
24 120 (7.35%) Jenkins
25 113 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
26 111 (6.80%) JavaScript
26 111 (6.80%) Active Directory
27 106 (6.49%) PowerShell
28 105 (6.43%) Ansible

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 61 (3.74%) Confluence
2 47 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.27%) Apache
4 27 (1.65%) IIS
5 16 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (0.80%) nginx
7 12 (0.73%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.73%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.43%) Jetty
9 7 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.37%) Mongrel
10 6 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 45 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.061%) Figma
7 1 (0.061%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.061%) InVision
7 1 (0.061%) Sketch
7 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.18%) iTrent
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.061%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.061%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 359 (21.98%) AWS
2 319 (19.53%) Azure
3 73 (4.47%) Microsoft 365
4 67 (4.10%) Serverless
5 59 (3.61%) Power Platform
6 52 (3.18%) PaaS
7 46 (2.82%) IaaS
8 45 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
9 41 (2.51%) SaaS
10 39 (2.39%) GCP
11 32 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
12 30 (1.84%) OpenShift
13 28 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
14 26 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 26 (1.59%) GitHub
15 25 (1.53%) Amazon S3
16 24 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
17 22 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
18 19 (1.16%) PowerApps
19 18 (1.10%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.74%) WAN
2 57 (3.49%) DNS
3 43 (2.63%) Firewall
4 40 (2.45%) DHCP
5 36 (2.20%) SD-WAN
6 28 (1.71%) TCP/IP
7 25 (1.53%) HTTP
8 20 (1.22%) VPN
9 17 (1.04%) Network Security
10 16 (0.98%) BGP
11 15 (0.92%) Skype
12 14 (0.86%) LAN
12 14 (0.86%) MPLS
12 14 (0.86%) SSL
13 13 (0.80%) Internet
14 11 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (0.67%) NAS
14 11 (0.67%) SAN
14 11 (0.67%) VLAN
15 9 (0.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
2 55 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 54 (3.31%) Big Data
4 44 (2.69%) Power BI
5 35 (2.14%) Hadoop
6 31 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 24 (1.47%) Tableau
8 20 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (0.98%) MySQL
10 16 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 15 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 15 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (0.86%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.67%) Redis
13 11 (0.67%) Relational Database
14 10 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (0.61%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 120 (7.35%) Jenkins
2 81 (4.96%) JIRA
3 70 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 43 (2.63%) Selenium
5 39 (2.39%) GitLab
6 29 (1.78%) Cucumber
7 28 (1.71%) Maven
8 23 (1.41%) Bitbucket
9 22 (1.35%) JUnit
10 21 (1.29%) Mockito
11 17 (1.04%) Cypress.io
12 16 (0.98%) Gradle
12 16 (0.98%) Visual Studio
13 14 (0.86%) CircleCI
13 14 (0.86%) Hudson
13 14 (0.86%) SonarQube
13 14 (0.86%) Travis CI
14 13 (0.80%) Postman
14 13 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
15 12 (0.73%) Artifactory
General
1 339 (20.76%) Public Sector
2 236 (14.45%) Social Skills
3 148 (9.06%) Finance
4 113 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (2.57%) Presentation Skills
6 36 (2.20%) Influencing Skills
7 32 (1.96%) Law
8 26 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.35%) Banking
10 17 (1.04%) Marketing
10 17 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
11 13 (0.80%) Police
12 11 (0.67%) Electronics
12 11 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.55%) Legal
14 7 (0.43%) Local Government
15 6 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (0.31%) Advertising
17 3 (0.18%) Billing
17 3 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 227 (13.90%) Architect
2 226 (13.84%) Developer
3 137 (8.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 132 (8.08%) Analyst
5 87 (5.33%) Consultant
6 82 (5.02%) Business Analyst
7 79 (4.84%) Java Developer
8 76 (4.65%) Project Manager
9 63 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
10 52 (3.18%) Technical Architect
11 51 (3.12%) Azure Engineer
12 45 (2.76%) Data Engineer
13 44 (2.69%) Designer
14 43 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
15 41 (2.51%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 41 (2.51%) Software Engineer
16 39 (2.39%) Cloud Architect
16 39 (2.39%) SC Cleared Project Manager
17 38 (2.33%) Senior Developer
18 36 (2.20%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (4.23%) Kafka
2 68 (4.16%) REST
3 60 (3.67%) .NET
3 60 (3.67%) HTML
4 54 (3.31%) Web Services
5 49 (3.00%) React
6 46 (2.82%) CSS
6 46 (2.82%) Node.js
7 45 (2.76%) JSON
8 43 (2.63%) RESTful
9 40 (2.45%) Spring
10 37 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
11 28 (1.71%) SOAP
11 28 (1.71%) Spring Boot
12 24 (1.47%) XML
13 22 (1.35%) GraphQL
14 20 (1.22%) Apache NiFi
15 19 (1.16%) AngularJS
16 16 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
17 15 (0.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 87 (5.33%) Data Centre
2 46 (2.82%) User Experience
3 35 (2.14%) Management Information System
4 30 (1.84%) Cloud Native
5 25 (1.53%) Public Cloud
6 24 (1.47%) CMDB
7 16 (0.98%) Data Structures
8 15 (0.92%) PKI
9 14 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (0.80%) Algorithms
10 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.67%) Clustering
11 11 (0.67%) Cybercrime
11 11 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (0.67%) Mainframe
11 11 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (0.49%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.43%) Legacy Systems
13 7 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 165 (10.10%) Linux
2 152 (9.31%) Windows
3 59 (3.61%) Windows Server
4 30 (1.84%) Windows 10
5 28 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.22%) Unix
8 18 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.37%) CentOS
12 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.24%) AIX
14 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.18%) HPUX
15 3 (0.18%) Solaris
16 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (19.11%) DevOps
3 142 (8.70%) Scrum
4 137 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 129 (7.90%) Cybersecurity
6 127 (7.78%) Microservices
7 124 (7.59%) Migration
8 121 (7.41%) Project Management
9 90 (5.51%) ITIL
10 81 (4.96%) Software Engineering
11 76 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
12 74 (4.53%) Test Automation
13 72 (4.41%) Open Source
14 67 (4.10%) Change Management
15 65 (3.98%) Problem-Solving
15 65 (3.98%) User Research
15 65 (3.98%) Waterfall
16 62 (3.80%) TDD
17 61 (3.74%) Service Management
18 60 (3.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (14.39%) Java
2 135 (8.27%) SQL
3 131 (8.02%) Python
4 111 (6.80%) JavaScript
5 106 (6.49%) PowerShell
6 64 (3.92%) Java 8
7 45 (2.76%) Bash Shell
7 45 (2.76%) C#
8 34 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 31 (1.90%) C
10 25 (1.53%) Java 11
11 18 (1.10%) PL/SQL
12 14 (0.86%) Ruby
13 13 (0.80%) C++
13 13 (0.80%) Groovy
13 13 (0.80%) R
13 13 (0.80%) Scala
14 11 (0.67%) VB
15 10 (0.61%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,633 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 148 (9.06%) DV Cleared
3 47 (2.88%) Degree
4 32 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (1.53%) CISSP
6 18 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.73%) CISM
8 10 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.55%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.43%) CCNP
11 7 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (0.37%) CREST Certified
12 6 (0.37%) MCP
12 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.31%) CCNA
13 5 (0.31%) MCSE
14 4 (0.24%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.25%) QA
2 35 (2.14%) Accessibility
3 22 (1.35%) WCAG
4 21 (1.29%) PMO
5 16 (0.98%) NCSC
6 15 (0.92%) SLA
7 13 (0.80%) GDPR
8 9 (0.55%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.49%) COBIT
10 7 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.24%) NIST
12 3 (0.18%) GRC
12 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 218 (13.35%) Docker
2 111 (6.80%) Active Directory
3 63 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (2.76%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.61%) vSphere
8 7 (0.43%) Xen
9 6 (0.37%) HDFS
10 5 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.24%) NFS
12 3 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (0.18%) iptables
12 3 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.061%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.061%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 203 (12.43%) Kubernetes
2 173 (10.59%) Terraform
3 105 (6.43%) Ansible
4 39 (2.39%) Puppet
5 21 (1.29%) Grafana
6 19 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (1.04%) Packer
7 17 (1.04%) SCCM
8 15 (0.92%) Kibana
9 13 (0.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 10 (0.61%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.55%) Nessus
12 8 (0.49%) logstash
13 6 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.31%) Graphite
14 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.31%) Sysdig
15 4 (0.24%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 174 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 104 (6.37%) Oracle
3 78 (4.78%) VMware
4 72 (4.41%) Cisco
5 32 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 30 (1.84%) Google
7 25 (1.53%) ServiceNow
8 22 (1.35%) SAP
9 15 (0.92%) F5
9 15 (0.92%) Remedy
9 15 (0.92%) Splunk
10 14 (0.86%) CheckPoint
10 14 (0.86%) Databricks
10 14 (0.86%) Dell
10 14 (0.86%) IBM
11 13 (0.80%) Citrix
12 12 (0.73%) CyberArk
12 12 (0.73%) Dynatrace
12 12 (0.73%) Hortonworks
12 12 (0.73%) Informatica