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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 55 98
Rank change year-on-year +5 +43  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 890 803 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.35% 3.70% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.27% 21.89% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 531 279
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.60% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 2 24
Median hourly rate £18.05 £23.44 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.00% +24.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £19.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £27.89 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.26% -1.38%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3388 3669 3639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.57% 16.93% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2547 2335
Median daily rate £475 £454 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +6.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 44 94
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -22.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon +3 90 £463 +15.62% 3
City of London -21 76 £475 -2.56% 3
Westminster 0 15 £450 -10.00%
Hammersmith +2 9 £558 +6.19% 2
Feltham - 3 £460 -
New Malden - 3 - -
West End of London +8 2 £502 -10.84%
Greenford +1 1 £344 +41.85%
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Southwark - 1 £520 -
Heathrow - 1 £600 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1688 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 561 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (19.25%) DevOps
4 320 (18.96%) Linux
5 283 (16.77%) Java
6 221 (13.09%) Puppet
7 217 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
8 213 (12.62%) Docker
9 211 (12.50%) ITIL
10 208 (12.32%) Finance
11 202 (11.97%) Windows
12 198 (11.73%) Migration
13 193 (11.43%) Scrum
14 185 (10.96%) Project Management
15 178 (10.55%) Microsoft
16 175 (10.37%) PostgreSQL
17 169 (10.01%) Git (software)
18 165 (9.77%) SQL
19 146 (8.65%) Kubernetes
20 145 (8.59%) Python
21 144 (8.53%) Microservices
22 143 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
23 138 (8.18%) Ansible
24 135 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
25 131 (7.76%) Service Management
25 131 (7.76%) Programme Management
25 131 (7.76%) DV Cleared
26 129 (7.64%) Configuration Management
27 127 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
28 125 (7.41%) Oracle

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 71 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 70 (4.15%) Confluence
3 57 (3.38%) Apache
4 53 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (2.31%) nginx
6 32 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 24 (1.42%) Apache Spark
9 21 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (1.01%) MS Exchange
11 14 (0.83%) Apache Solr
11 14 (0.83%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.41%) SAS
15 6 (0.36%) IIS
15 6 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
15 6 (0.36%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 66 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 66 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
3 35 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) InVision
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.059%) HipChat
8 1 (0.059%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.059%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 82 (4.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.47%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 6 (0.36%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.24%) Primavera
7 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.059%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.059%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 217 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (4.80%) Office 365
3 75 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (3.08%) PaaS
5 43 (2.55%) GitHub
6 36 (2.13%) IaaS
7 21 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (1.07%) G Suite
9 17 (1.01%) SaaS
10 16 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 16 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (0.83%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.59%) Quay.io
12 10 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.47%) Datadog
14 6 (0.36%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.36%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle CX
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.64%) Firewall
2 79 (4.68%) DNS
3 58 (3.44%) HTTP
4 55 (3.26%) VPN
5 52 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 40 (2.37%) LDAP
7 36 (2.13%) SAN
8 33 (1.95%) WAN
9 25 (1.48%) LAN
9 25 (1.48%) Network Security
9 25 (1.48%) SSL
10 23 (1.36%) HTTPS
11 22 (1.30%) IPsec
12 21 (1.24%) DHCP
12 21 (1.24%) Kerberos
13 17 (1.01%) Internet
14 16 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (0.89%) SNMP
15 15 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (10.37%) PostgreSQL
2 94 (5.57%) Hadoop
3 90 (5.33%) MongoDB
4 74 (4.38%) SQL Server
5 73 (4.32%) Big Data
6 57 (3.38%) Oracle Database
7 55 (3.26%) Relational Database
8 51 (3.02%) MySQL
9 44 (2.61%) HBase
10 42 (2.49%) NoSQL
11 24 (1.42%) Redis
11 24 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 23 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (1.01%) Neo4j
15 16 (0.95%) Apache Hive
15 16 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (0.95%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 169 (10.01%) Git (software)
2 113 (6.69%) Jenkins
3 101 (5.98%) JIRA
4 48 (2.84%) Cucumber
5 45 (2.67%) Maven
6 29 (1.72%) GitLab
7 27 (1.60%) IntelliJ
8 25 (1.48%) Artifactory
8 25 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 18 (1.07%) JUnit
11 16 (0.95%) Ant
12 15 (0.89%) Selenium
13 14 (0.83%) Grunt
14 11 (0.65%) Gradle
15 10 (0.59%) Jasmine
15 10 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
16 9 (0.53%) Liquibase
16 9 (0.53%) SonarQube
16 9 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 208 (12.32%) Finance
2 103 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 83 (4.92%) Electronics
3 83 (4.92%) Marketing
4 82 (4.86%) Manufacturing
5 62 (3.67%) Law
6 27 (1.60%) Legal
7 17 (1.01%) Banking
8 7 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.36%) Back Office
10 5 (0.30%) Digital Economy
10 5 (0.30%) Retail
11 3 (0.18%) Local Government
12 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.12%) Publishing
13 1 (0.059%) Advertising
13 1 (0.059%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.059%) Military
13 1 (0.059%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 250 (14.81%) Architect
2 246 (14.57%) Developer
3 170 (10.07%) Analyst
4 141 (8.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 114 (6.75%) Business Analyst
6 102 (6.04%) Project Manager
7 91 (5.39%) Consultant
8 83 (4.92%) Java Developer
9 77 (4.56%) Technical Architect
10 56 (3.32%) Delivery Manager
11 51 (3.02%) Linux Engineer
12 49 (2.90%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 40 (2.37%) AWS Engineer
13 40 (2.37%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 40 (2.37%) Service Manager
14 39 (2.31%) Senior Manager
15 36 (2.13%) AWS DevOps
15 36 (2.13%) Programme Manager
16 35 (2.07%) WebOps Engineer
17 34 (2.01%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (5.33%) HTML
2 89 (5.27%) Node.js
3 81 (4.80%) CSS
4 75 (4.44%) REST
5 71 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
5 71 (4.21%) Web Services
6 69 (4.09%) Spring
7 55 (3.26%) HTML5
8 48 (2.84%) AngularJS
9 45 (2.67%) Spring Boot
10 43 (2.55%) RESTful
11 40 (2.37%) CSS3
12 34 (2.01%) JSON
13 30 (1.78%) .NET
13 30 (1.78%) Apache Camel
14 27 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
15 26 (1.54%) XML
16 24 (1.42%) Kafka
17 19 (1.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 19 (1.13%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.55%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 34 (2.01%) PKI
5 33 (1.95%) User Experience
6 27 (1.60%) Replication
7 21 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (1.18%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 17 (1.01%) Clustering
11 16 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 15 (0.89%) Computer Science
13 14 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (0.71%) CESG
15 12 (0.71%) Web 2.0
16 11 (0.65%) Blog
16 11 (0.65%) Mainframe
17 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (0.59%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 320 (18.96%) Linux
2 202 (11.97%) Windows
3 86 (5.09%) CentOS
4 71 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (3.97%) Unix
6 66 (3.91%) Windows Server
7 61 (3.61%) Windows 10
8 51 (3.02%) Ubuntu
9 44 (2.61%) Solaris
10 39 (2.31%) AIX
11 16 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.89%) CoreOS
13 14 (0.83%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.59%) FreeBSD
14 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.36%) Android
16 6 (0.36%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.36%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (19.25%) DevOps
3 211 (12.50%) ITIL
4 198 (11.73%) Migration
5 193 (11.43%) Scrum
6 185 (10.96%) Project Management
7 144 (8.53%) Microservices
8 143 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
9 131 (7.76%) Programme Management
9 131 (7.76%) Service Management
10 129 (7.64%) Configuration Management
11 127 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 122 (7.23%) PRINCE2
13 121 (7.17%) TDD
14 119 (7.05%) Open Source
15 118 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
16 94 (5.57%) BDD
17 83 (4.92%) User Stories
18 82 (4.86%) Digital Marketing
19 79 (4.68%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 283 (16.77%) Java
2 165 (9.77%) SQL
3 145 (8.59%) Python
4 100 (5.92%) Bash Shell
5 96 (5.69%) Ruby
6 82 (4.86%) JavaScript
7 66 (3.91%) C
8 44 (2.61%) PowerShell
9 32 (1.90%) Scala
10 29 (1.72%) C#
11 28 (1.66%) Go
12 23 (1.36%) Groovy
13 19 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 16 (0.95%) Perl
15 15 (0.89%) PHP
16 13 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.53%) C-shell
17 9 (0.53%) Korn
17 9 (0.53%) R
17 9 (0.53%) tcsh
Qualifications
1 1688 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 131 (7.76%) DV Cleared
3 70 (4.15%) Degree
4 42 (2.49%) CTC Cleared
5 39 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 24 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (1.30%) CISSP
9 17 (1.01%) CCIE
10 15 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (0.83%) CCNP
12 13 (0.77%) CCNA
13 12 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.65%) BC Cleared
14 11 (0.65%) MAPM
14 11 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.59%) MCP
15 10 (0.59%) MCSE
16 9 (0.53%) MCITP
17 8 (0.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.13%) QA
2 31 (1.84%) PMO
3 23 (1.36%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.47%) SLA
9 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.30%) RMADS
9 5 (0.30%) WCAG
10 4 (0.24%) EFQM
10 4 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.24%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.12%) COBIT
11 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 2 (0.12%) ISO17020
11 2 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 213 (12.62%) Docker
2 84 (4.98%) Active Directory
3 79 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.01%) HDFS
8 16 (0.95%) etcd
8 16 (0.95%) flannel
8 16 (0.95%) KVM
9 13 (0.77%) vCloud
10 11 (0.65%) Squid
11 10 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.59%) Ceph
11 10 (0.59%) GlusterFS
11 10 (0.59%) SkyDNS
12 9 (0.53%) Samba
13 8 (0.47%) Postfix
14 7 (0.41%) Snort
14 7 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 221 (13.09%) Puppet
2 146 (8.65%) Kubernetes
3 138 (8.18%) Ansible
4 85 (5.04%) Terraform
5 65 (3.85%) SCCM
6 45 (2.67%) logstash
7 42 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
8 41 (2.43%) Kibana
8 41 (2.43%) ZABBIX
9 33 (1.95%) yum
10 32 (1.90%) HAProxy
11 29 (1.72%) SCOM
12 22 (1.30%) Sysdig
13 21 (1.24%) Nagios
14 16 (0.95%) Packer
14 16 (0.95%) Rsyslog
15 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
15 15 (0.89%) Salt
16 13 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 13 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 178 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 125 (7.41%) Oracle
3 124 (7.35%) VMware
4 89 (5.27%) SAP
5 69 (4.09%) Red Hat
6 56 (3.32%) Cisco
7 42 (2.49%) IBM
8 30 (1.78%) Google
8 30 (1.78%) HP
9 26 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 23 (1.36%) Citrix
11 19 (1.13%) CheckPoint
11 19 (1.13%) Juniper
12 16 (0.95%) Greenplum
12 16 (0.95%) Palo Alto
12 16 (0.95%) Splunk
13 15 (0.89%) Nuix
14 14 (0.83%) Hortonworks
15 13 (0.77%) Cloudera
15 13 (0.77%) F5
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