Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 28 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 +25 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,513 1,893 2,108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 8.38% 6.41% 4.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.28% 35.48% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,373 1,382 1,402
Median daily rate £500 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £313
90th Percentile £638 £663 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 30
Median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +25.93% +80.48%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.42 £38.64
% change year-on-year +17.87% +9.78% +106.64%

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 3,417 5,335 7,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.92% 18.06% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,402 3,777 4,686
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £684 £675
England median daily rate £475 £464 £450
% change year-on-year +2.37% +3.11% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 80 130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.70 £22.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.91% +61.57% +13.58%
10th Percentile £16.95 £18.46 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £47.28
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £26.42
% change year-on-year +25.00% +21.14% +17.40%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +21 162 £485 -3.00% 44
South London 0 120 £505 -3.81% 14
East London +32 16 £588 -2.08% 14
West London +4 16 £510 +2.00% 8
North London +8 4 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1,513 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 510 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (23.00%) DevOps
4 322 (21.28%) AWS
5 314 (20.75%) Public Sector
6 267 (17.65%) Azure
7 235 (15.53%) Java
8 200 (13.22%) Docker
9 180 (11.90%) Kubernetes
10 166 (10.97%) Terraform
11 165 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 159 (10.51%) Microsoft
13 150 (9.91%) Python
14 149 (9.85%) Linux
15 146 (9.65%) Microservices
16 136 (8.99%) Jenkins
17 135 (8.92%) Windows
18 131 (8.66%) SQL
19 126 (8.33%) Test Automation
20 123 (8.13%) DV Cleared
21 118 (7.80%) Cybersecurity
22 113 (7.47%) Ansible
23 109 (7.20%) Finance
24 105 (6.94%) Migration
25 101 (6.68%) ITIL
26 99 (6.54%) Project Delivery
27 96 (6.35%) JavaScript
27 96 (6.35%) Git (software)
28 94 (6.21%) Oracle
29 87 (5.75%) Project Management

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 52 (3.44%) Confluence
2 34 (2.25%) Apache Spark
3 33 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.59%) JBoss
5 24 (1.59%) Red Hat Fuse
6 16 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.99%) Apache
8 14 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.86%) IIS
10 11 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
11 10 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.66%) Camunda
12 9 (0.59%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.46%) CMS
14 6 (0.40%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.40%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 25 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.066%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
2 8 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.066%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.066%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.066%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.066%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.066%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.066%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 322 (21.28%) AWS
2 267 (17.65%) Azure
3 59 (3.90%) Amazon S3
4 56 (3.70%) Serverless
5 53 (3.50%) PaaS
6 46 (3.04%) Office 365
7 44 (2.91%) Power Platform
8 39 (2.58%) IaaS
9 35 (2.31%) GitHub
10 33 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
11 32 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
12 30 (1.98%) SaaS
13 27 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
13 27 (1.78%) GCP
14 25 (1.65%) PowerApps
15 22 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 22 (1.45%) Logic Apps
15 22 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 21 (1.39%) OpenShift
17 20 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.83%) Firewall
2 34 (2.25%) DNS
3 31 (2.05%) VPN
4 30 (1.98%) WAN
5 27 (1.78%) HTTP
5 27 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.59%) Network Security
7 20 (1.32%) LAN
8 17 (1.12%) DHCP
9 13 (0.86%) FTP
10 10 (0.66%) IPv4
11 9 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.59%) Internet
12 8 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (0.53%) SAN
12 8 (0.53%) Skype
12 8 (0.53%) SMTP
12 8 (0.53%) VSAN
12 8 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (4.96%) Big Data
2 61 (4.03%) SQL Server
3 45 (2.97%) Hadoop
4 41 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (2.05%) Apache Hive
6 27 (1.78%) Power BI
7 21 (1.39%) Tableau
8 19 (1.26%) Impala
8 19 (1.26%) MySQL
9 15 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (0.99%) NoSQL
9 15 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.73%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.73%) Tableau Server
12 10 (0.66%) Neo4j
13 9 (0.59%) HBase
14 8 (0.53%) Data Lake
15 7 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 136 (8.99%) Jenkins
2 96 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 75 (4.96%) JIRA
4 48 (3.17%) GitLab
5 36 (2.38%) Selenium
6 34 (2.25%) Maven
7 30 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 29 (1.92%) JUnit
9 27 (1.78%) SonarQube
10 25 (1.65%) JMeter
11 18 (1.19%) LoadRunner
12 16 (1.06%) NeoLoad
12 16 (1.06%) webpack
13 14 (0.93%) Hudson
14 11 (0.73%) Bitbucket
14 11 (0.73%) Cypress.io
14 11 (0.73%) Gradle
14 11 (0.73%) Grunt
14 11 (0.73%) gulp
14 11 (0.73%) REST Assured
General
1 314 (20.75%) Public Sector
2 109 (7.20%) Finance
3 60 (3.97%) Law
4 38 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.59%) Police
6 20 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.12%) Banking
7 17 (1.12%) Marketing
8 14 (0.93%) Electronics
9 10 (0.66%) Legal
10 6 (0.40%) Local Government
10 6 (0.40%) Retail
11 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.20%) Billing
12 3 (0.20%) Military
13 2 (0.13%) Back Office
13 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.066%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.066%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 262 (17.32%) Developer
2 215 (14.21%) Architect
3 137 (9.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 124 (8.20%) Analyst
5 91 (6.01%) Java Developer
6 84 (5.55%) AWS DevOps
7 81 (5.35%) Consultant
8 76 (5.02%) AWS Engineer
9 65 (4.30%) Business Analyst
10 57 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 56 (3.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 55 (3.64%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 46 (3.04%) Azure Engineer
13 46 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
14 41 (2.71%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
15 40 (2.64%) Data Engineer
16 37 (2.45%) Software Engineer
17 34 (2.25%) AWS Developer
17 34 (2.25%) SC Cleared Project Manager
18 30 (1.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.96%) Node.js
2 71 (4.69%) Spring
3 68 (4.49%) HTML
4 67 (4.43%) REST
5 61 (4.03%) Spring Boot
6 60 (3.97%) JSON
7 58 (3.83%) Web Services
8 55 (3.64%) CSS
9 45 (2.97%) Kafka
10 41 (2.71%) XML
11 39 (2.58%) React
12 38 (2.51%) Oracle Fusion
13 32 (2.12%) RESTful
14 31 (2.05%) AngularJS
14 31 (2.05%) HTML5
14 31 (2.05%) SOAP
15 30 (1.98%) Middleware
16 27 (1.78%) CSS3
17 26 (1.72%) Redux
18 25 (1.65%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 87 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (3.90%) User Experience
3 53 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 41 (2.71%) Public Cloud
5 34 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (1.19%) Cloud Native
8 14 (0.93%) Clustering
8 14 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (0.79%) Replication
10 11 (0.73%) Cybercrime
10 11 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (0.73%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (0.46%) CESG
12 7 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.40%) LPAR
13 6 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (9.85%) Linux
2 135 (8.92%) Windows
3 49 (3.24%) Windows 10
4 41 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.59%) Unix
6 15 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.93%) Mac OS
8 13 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.40%) AIX
12 6 (0.40%) CentOS
12 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.13%) Solaris
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (23.00%) DevOps
3 165 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 146 (9.65%) Microservices
5 126 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 118 (7.80%) Cybersecurity
7 105 (6.94%) Migration
8 101 (6.68%) ITIL
9 99 (6.54%) Project Delivery
10 87 (5.75%) Project Management
11 77 (5.09%) TDD
12 75 (4.96%) Data Modelling
13 74 (4.89%) Scrum
14 73 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
15 71 (4.69%) Service Management
16 69 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (4.56%) Software Engineering
17 68 (4.49%) Change Management
18 66 (4.36%) Decision-Making
19 64 (4.23%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 235 (15.53%) Java
2 150 (9.91%) Python
3 131 (8.66%) SQL
4 96 (6.35%) JavaScript
5 78 (5.16%) PowerShell
6 51 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 36 (2.38%) C
8 32 (2.12%) C#
8 32 (2.12%) Java 8
9 24 (1.59%) Perl
9 24 (1.59%) TypeScript
10 22 (1.45%) Shell Script
11 20 (1.32%) Ruby
12 18 (1.19%) Scala
13 16 (1.06%) R
14 15 (0.99%) C++
14 15 (0.99%) ES6
14 15 (0.99%) Go
15 12 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,513 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 123 (8.13%) DV Cleared
3 42 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 30 (1.98%) CISSP
5 21 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (1.32%) AWS Certification
7 19 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
8 18 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.06%) Degree
10 14 (0.93%) CCNP
10 14 (0.93%) CISM
10 14 (0.93%) DBS Check
11 13 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (0.66%) CCIE
14 8 (0.53%) CCNA
14 8 (0.53%) CISA
14 8 (0.53%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.53%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.69%) QA
2 34 (2.25%) NCSC
3 25 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (0.93%) PMO
5 14 (0.93%) SLA
6 13 (0.86%) GDPR
6 13 (0.86%) Government Security Classifications
6 13 (0.86%) WCAG
7 12 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.79%) NIST
8 6 (0.40%) COBIT
8 6 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 5 (0.33%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.20%) RMADS
12 2 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 200 (13.22%) Docker
2 65 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.52%) HDFS
5 22 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.12%) VMware NSX
7 12 (0.79%) vSphere
8 11 (0.73%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.40%) GPFS
9 6 (0.40%) PowerHA
9 6 (0.40%) vCloud
10 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.066%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.066%) Ceph
13 1 (0.066%) KVM
13 1 (0.066%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 180 (11.90%) Kubernetes
2 166 (10.97%) Terraform
3 113 (7.47%) Ansible
4 38 (2.51%) Puppet
5 24 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.99%) Grafana
6 15 (0.99%) Packer
7 13 (0.86%) SCCM
8 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.73%) Kibana
9 11 (0.73%) Prometheus
10 10 (0.66%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.46%) Consul
12 6 (0.40%) Rundeck
13 5 (0.33%) EnCase
13 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (0.33%) Nessus
13 5 (0.33%) RSA Archer
13 5 (0.33%) SCOM
13 5 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 159 (10.51%) Microsoft
2 94 (6.21%) Oracle
3 50 (3.30%) VMware
4 36 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 31 (2.05%) ServiceNow
6 30 (1.98%) Cisco
7 27 (1.78%) Splunk
8 26 (1.72%) Cloudera
8 26 (1.72%) SAP
9 24 (1.59%) Palo Alto
10 22 (1.45%) Atlassian
11 21 (1.39%) TIBCO
12 19 (1.26%) Dell
13 18 (1.19%) MuleSoft
14 16 (1.06%) F5
15 15 (0.99%) Google
15 15 (0.99%) Talend
15 15 (0.99%) webMethods
16 13 (0.86%) HP
16 13 (0.86%) SolarWinds