Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 53 70
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17 +19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2,212 1,742 1,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.71% 4.25% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.54% 25.43% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,452 1,106 937
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £241 £325 £300
90th Percentile £675 £625 £610
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 27 12
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +4.70% +4.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.42
90th Percentile £41.34 £47.70 £21.49
England median hourly rate £18.70 £38.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -50.79% -1.94% +98.72%

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 8,033 6,849 7,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.12% 16.69% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,323 4,502 5,201
London median daily rate £490 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.99% +0.83% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £670 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 127 125
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.55 £12.02
90th Percentile £52.45 £50.00 £44.43
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 0 556 £508 +8.66% 18
Central London -14 215 £475 +1.33% 12
West London -21 62 £413 -13.16% 21
East London +11 23 £538 -20.37%
North London +1 16 £475 +22.58% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 2,212 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 788 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
3 495 (22.38%) Java
4 445 (20.12%) DevOps
5 393 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
6 359 (16.23%) Linux
7 297 (13.43%) Windows
8 249 (11.26%) Scrum
9 245 (11.08%) Jenkins
10 238 (10.76%) Docker
10 238 (10.76%) Git (software)
11 228 (10.31%) Finance
12 224 (10.13%) Migration
13 222 (10.04%) Test Automation
14 221 (9.99%) Project Management
15 210 (9.49%) Microsoft
16 207 (9.36%) JIRA
17 198 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
18 192 (8.68%) Puppet
19 191 (8.63%) PostgreSQL
20 182 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
21 178 (8.05%) DV Cleared
22 177 (8.00%) Ansible
23 174 (7.87%) Active Directory
24 167 (7.55%) Python
25 162 (7.32%) Microservices
26 158 (7.14%) TDD
27 155 (7.01%) Web Services
27 155 (7.01%) Kubernetes
28 151 (6.83%) SQL

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
1 151 (6.83%) Confluence
2 80 (3.62%) Tomcat
3 67 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 53 (2.40%) Apache Spark
5 51 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 48 (2.17%) Apache
7 45 (2.03%) nginx
8 35 (1.58%) WildFly
9 26 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.86%) JBoss
11 18 (0.81%) Apache Solr
12 14 (0.63%) SAS
13 11 (0.50%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
14 10 (0.45%) IIS
15 9 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.27%) MS Project Server
16 6 (0.27%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 89 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) Revit
7 3 (0.14%) Stata
8 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.045%) HipChat
8 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (0.50%) Primavera
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 393 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (4.88%) Office 365
4 61 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
5 44 (1.99%) Amazon S3
6 42 (1.90%) Amazon ELB
7 35 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 33 (1.49%) GitHub
10 32 (1.45%) Route 53
11 27 (1.22%) IaaS
12 26 (1.18%) PaaS
13 23 (1.04%) G Suite
13 23 (1.04%) SaaS
14 19 (0.86%) npm
15 16 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 15 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (0.54%) OneDrive
19 11 (0.50%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 86 (3.89%) Firewall
2 70 (3.16%) DNS
3 57 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 50 (2.26%) VPN
5 42 (1.90%) Internet
6 39 (1.76%) Kerberos
6 39 (1.76%) Network Security
7 36 (1.63%) SSL
8 32 (1.45%) HTTP
9 31 (1.40%) LAN
9 31 (1.40%) WAN
10 17 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (0.68%) BGP
12 14 (0.63%) OSPF
13 13 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
14 12 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (0.54%) MPLS
14 12 (0.54%) VPLS
14 12 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (8.63%) PostgreSQL
2 135 (6.10%) Big Data
2 135 (6.10%) Hadoop
3 86 (3.89%) SQL Server
4 79 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 68 (3.07%) HBase
6 63 (2.85%) MySQL
7 61 (2.76%) RDBMS
8 59 (2.67%) MongoDB
9 50 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
10 47 (2.12%) Redis
11 42 (1.90%) Oracle Database
12 39 (1.76%) NoSQL
13 30 (1.36%) Power BI
14 17 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (0.54%) Neo4j
18 10 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
18 10 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 245 (11.08%) Jenkins
2 238 (10.76%) Git (software)
3 207 (9.36%) JIRA
4 96 (4.34%) Maven
5 71 (3.21%) JUnit
6 57 (2.58%) Cucumber
6 57 (2.58%) Selenium
7 56 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 51 (2.31%) Artifactory
9 50 (2.26%) SonarQube
10 48 (2.17%) Mockito
11 46 (2.08%) Vagrant
12 40 (1.81%) Liquibase
13 36 (1.63%) Checkstyle
14 33 (1.49%) Jasmine
15 32 (1.45%) GitLab
15 32 (1.45%) Protractor
16 31 (1.40%) JMeter
17 29 (1.31%) gulp
18 24 (1.08%) IntelliJ
General
1 228 (10.31%) Finance
2 87 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 81 (3.66%) Law
4 64 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 54 (2.44%) Marketing
6 48 (2.17%) Electronics
7 25 (1.13%) Legal
8 22 (0.99%) Retail
9 17 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.68%) Banking
11 14 (0.63%) Publishing
12 7 (0.32%) Local Government
13 5 (0.23%) Military
14 4 (0.18%) Games
14 4 (0.18%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.14%) Advertising
16 2 (0.090%) Back Office
17 1 (0.045%) Billing
17 1 (0.045%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 371 (16.77%) Developer
2 232 (10.49%) Analyst
3 231 (10.44%) Architect
4 223 (10.08%) Java Developer
5 213 (9.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 129 (5.83%) Consultant
7 125 (5.65%) Business Analyst
8 114 (5.15%) Project Manager
8 114 (5.15%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 92 (4.16%) AWS Engineer
10 84 (3.80%) AWS DevOps
11 79 (3.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 57 (2.58%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 56 (2.53%) Support Engineer
14 54 (2.44%) Designer
15 51 (2.31%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
16 50 (2.26%) Tester
17 43 (1.94%) Desktop Support
17 43 (1.94%) Senior Developer
18 39 (1.76%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (7.01%) Web Services
2 133 (6.01%) REST
3 126 (5.70%) Spring
4 99 (4.48%) JSON
5 87 (3.93%) HTML
6 85 (3.84%) Node.js
7 84 (3.80%) Spring Boot
8 71 (3.21%) RESTful
9 70 (3.16%) CSS
10 66 (2.98%) Apache Camel
11 62 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
12 61 (2.76%) Hibernate
13 57 (2.58%) JMS
13 57 (2.58%) Kafka
14 53 (2.40%) Drools
15 51 (2.31%) Java EE
16 43 (1.94%) XML
17 42 (1.90%) JAX-RS
18 38 (1.72%) J2EE
19 37 (1.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 142 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (3.98%) Data Centre
3 58 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 53 (2.40%) User Experience
5 51 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
6 36 (1.63%) Public Cloud
7 30 (1.36%) Smartphone
8 27 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
9 25 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
11 18 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (0.59%) CESG
13 12 (0.54%) Replication
14 11 (0.50%) PKI
15 10 (0.45%) Computer Science
15 10 (0.45%) Freedom of Information
15 10 (0.45%) PMI
16 8 (0.36%) Cloud Native
16 8 (0.36%) iPad
16 8 (0.36%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 359 (16.23%) Linux
2 297 (13.43%) Windows
3 127 (5.74%) Unix
4 123 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 111 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 75 (3.39%) CentOS
7 67 (3.03%) Windows Server
8 49 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 48 (2.17%) Android
10 43 (1.94%) Windows 7
11 37 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (1.63%) VMS
13 26 (1.18%) Ubuntu
14 24 (1.08%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.90%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.81%) CoreOS
17 16 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (0.50%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.36%) Solaris
20 6 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (20.12%) DevOps
3 249 (11.26%) Scrum
4 224 (10.13%) Migration
5 222 (10.04%) Test Automation
6 221 (9.99%) Project Management
7 198 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
8 182 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 162 (7.32%) Microservices
10 158 (7.14%) TDD
11 129 (5.83%) Configuration Management
12 124 (5.61%) ITIL
13 123 (5.56%) Open Source
14 120 (5.42%) PRINCE2
15 116 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
16 107 (4.84%) Programme Management
17 105 (4.75%) BDD
17 105 (4.75%) Service Management
18 96 (4.34%) Kanban
19 94 (4.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 495 (22.38%) Java
2 167 (7.55%) Python
3 151 (6.83%) SQL
4 141 (6.37%) JavaScript
5 113 (5.11%) Ruby
6 97 (4.39%) Bash Shell
7 63 (2.85%) PowerShell
8 56 (2.53%) Groovy
9 49 (2.22%) C
10 43 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 38 (1.72%) PHP
12 36 (1.63%) JPQL
12 36 (1.63%) Scala
13 35 (1.58%) Perl
14 26 (1.18%) Go
15 19 (0.86%) VBScript
16 17 (0.77%) C#
17 15 (0.68%) ES6
17 15 (0.68%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 2,212 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 178 (8.05%) DV Cleared
3 98 (4.43%) CTC Cleared
4 64 (2.89%) Degree
5 34 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 32 (1.45%) CISSP
7 30 (1.36%) AWS Certification
8 21 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.81%) ISEB
10 18 (0.81%) PMP
11 17 (0.77%) PMI Certification
11 17 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 17 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (0.59%) DBS Check
13 12 (0.54%) CCNA
13 12 (0.54%) CESG Certified Professional
13 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.50%) CCIE
14 11 (0.50%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.94%) QA
2 50 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 48 (2.17%) PMO
4 22 (0.99%) GDPR
5 18 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.54%) RMADS
9 10 (0.45%) SLA
10 9 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
11 8 (0.36%) WCAG
12 5 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.18%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.18%) WAI
14 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.090%) Def Stans
16 1 (0.045%) Cabinet Office Statement of Practice
16 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
16 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
16 1 (0.045%) P3O
System Software
1 238 (10.76%) Docker
2 174 (7.87%) Active Directory
3 64 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (2.08%) HDFS
5 28 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.81%) vSphere
7 17 (0.77%) vCloud
8 12 (0.54%) Squid
9 8 (0.36%) etcd
9 8 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.36%) NFS
9 8 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.32%) Samba
11 6 (0.27%) flannel
11 6 (0.27%) KVM
12 5 (0.23%) Postfix
13 4 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.18%) XenApp
14 3 (0.14%) pfSense
14 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 192 (8.68%) Puppet
2 177 (8.00%) Ansible
3 155 (7.01%) Kubernetes
4 139 (6.28%) Terraform
5 79 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
6 76 (3.44%) SCCM
7 72 (3.25%) logstash
8 54 (2.44%) Kibana
9 42 (1.90%) ZABBIX
10 28 (1.27%) Consul
11 27 (1.22%) Nagios
11 27 (1.22%) SCOM
12 21 (0.95%) AirWatch
13 20 (0.90%) HAProxy
13 20 (0.90%) Packer
14 19 (0.86%) Grafana
14 19 (0.86%) Sysdig
15 14 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
15 14 (0.63%) WSUS
16 13 (0.59%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 210 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 112 (5.06%) VMware
3 104 (4.70%) Oracle
4 82 (3.71%) Cisco
5 67 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 65 (2.94%) Google
7 55 (2.49%) SAP
8 30 (1.36%) Hortonworks
9 29 (1.31%) ServiceNow
10 27 (1.22%) Juniper
11 25 (1.13%) Atlassian
12 22 (0.99%) CheckPoint
13 21 (0.95%) HP
13 21 (0.95%) IBM
13 21 (0.95%) Splunk
14 19 (0.86%) Citrix
15 18 (0.81%) F5
16 16 (0.72%) Fortinet
17 15 (0.68%) Apple
18 14 (0.63%) Palo Alto