Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 52 93
Rank change year-on-year -6 +41 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1992 1906 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.23% 4.21% 2.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.35% 24.58% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1297 1137 705
London median daily rate £500 £483 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +7.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £296
90th Percentile £638 £635 £600
England median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 11 13
London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £15.41 £14.10 £14.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -37.67% - +57.89%

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 7857 7754 7414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.67% 17.14% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5227 5010 4894
London median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £626
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 113 137
London median hourly rate £21.12 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -3.85% +12.68%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £49.63 £49.84 £47.03
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -2 429 £500 +10.50% 19
Central London -15 189 £475 -3.31% 5
West London +32 82 £493 +9.44% 7
North London +8 22 £450 +125.00%
East London -5 9 £500 -11.11% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1992 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 809 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (24.45%) Java
4 406 (20.38%) DevOps
5 393 (19.73%) Linux
6 311 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
7 269 (13.50%) Scrum
8 264 (13.25%) Windows
9 263 (13.20%) PostgreSQL
10 262 (13.15%) Git (software)
11 255 (12.80%) Puppet
11 255 (12.80%) Docker
12 250 (12.55%) Finance
13 228 (11.45%) Microservices
14 222 (11.14%) Jenkins
15 215 (10.79%) JIRA
16 204 (10.24%) TDD
17 194 (9.74%) REST
18 192 (9.64%) Python
18 192 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
19 190 (9.54%) Hadoop
20 189 (9.49%) Kubernetes
21 184 (9.24%) Ansible
22 178 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
23 169 (8.48%) Confluence
24 167 (8.38%) SQL
25 165 (8.28%) Migration
25 165 (8.28%) Big Data
26 161 (8.08%) Spring
27 157 (7.88%) Microsoft

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
1 169 (8.48%) Confluence
2 80 (4.02%) Apache Spark
3 67 (3.36%) nginx
4 66 (3.31%) Tomcat
5 55 (2.76%) Apache Solr
5 55 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 54 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
7 53 (2.66%) Apache
8 23 (1.15%) WildFly
9 22 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 21 (1.05%) SAS
11 19 (0.95%) MS Exchange
12 16 (0.80%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.55%) JBoss
14 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.45%) Skype for Business
16 8 (0.40%) IIS
17 7 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
17 7 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.050%) HipChat
7 1 (0.050%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.45%) Primavera
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.10%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 311 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (4.52%) Office 365
3 77 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 69 (3.46%) GitHub
5 37 (1.86%) Amazon S3
6 36 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
7 31 (1.56%) IaaS
8 27 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
9 26 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (1.20%) Route 53
11 21 (1.05%) PaaS
11 21 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (0.90%) G Suite
13 13 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.45%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.45%) SaaS
15 7 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.35%) Trello
16 6 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 103 (5.17%) Firewall
2 82 (4.12%) DNS
3 73 (3.66%) Kerberos
4 59 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 49 (2.46%) Internet
6 36 (1.81%) LDAP
7 34 (1.71%) HTTP
8 33 (1.66%) SSL
9 30 (1.51%) VPN
10 26 (1.31%) Network Security
11 25 (1.26%) SAN
12 24 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (1.00%) LAN
13 20 (1.00%) WAN
14 16 (0.80%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.55%) OpenVPN
16 9 (0.45%) LTE
16 9 (0.45%) OpenLDAP
16 9 (0.45%) Skype
16 9 (0.45%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (13.20%) PostgreSQL
2 190 (9.54%) Hadoop
3 165 (8.28%) Big Data
4 126 (6.33%) HBase
5 106 (5.32%) MongoDB
6 98 (4.92%) MySQL
7 73 (3.66%) Relational Database
8 70 (3.51%) SQL Server
9 61 (3.06%) NoSQL
10 58 (2.91%) RDBMS
11 41 (2.06%) Oracle Database
12 35 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (1.20%) Redis
14 23 (1.15%) Power BI
15 19 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
18 14 (0.70%) Apache Hive
18 14 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
19 13 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 262 (13.15%) Git (software)
2 222 (11.14%) Jenkins
3 215 (10.79%) JIRA
4 102 (5.12%) Cucumber
5 91 (4.57%) Maven
6 61 (3.06%) Artifactory
7 60 (3.01%) IntelliJ
8 59 (2.96%) GitLab
9 55 (2.76%) JUnit
9 55 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
10 48 (2.41%) Selenium
11 41 (2.06%) SonarQube
12 34 (1.71%) JMeter
13 33 (1.66%) Mockito
13 33 (1.66%) Vagrant
14 31 (1.56%) Liquibase
15 30 (1.51%) Grunt
15 30 (1.51%) Jasmine
16 24 (1.20%) Checkstyle
17 23 (1.15%) Bitbucket
General
1 250 (12.55%) Finance
2 148 (7.43%) Telecoms
3 118 (5.92%) Manufacturing
4 115 (5.77%) Marketing
5 114 (5.72%) Electronics
6 45 (2.26%) Law
7 26 (1.31%) Legal
8 22 (1.10%) Banking
9 15 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.55%) Publishing
11 8 (0.40%) Back Office
11 8 (0.40%) Digital Economy
11 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.40%) Retail
12 4 (0.20%) Local Government
13 3 (0.15%) Games
13 3 (0.15%) Military
14 1 (0.050%) Advertising
14 1 (0.050%) Billing
Job Titles
1 362 (18.17%) Developer
2 193 (9.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 184 (9.24%) Analyst
3 184 (9.24%) Java Developer
4 180 (9.04%) Architect
5 120 (6.02%) Business Analyst
6 109 (5.47%) Consultant
7 104 (5.22%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 87 (4.37%) Project Manager
9 67 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
10 54 (2.71%) AWS DevOps
11 53 (2.66%) Designer
12 51 (2.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 48 (2.41%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
14 47 (2.36%) Administrator
14 47 (2.36%) Support Engineer
15 46 (2.31%) Scala Developer
16 43 (2.16%) Data Engineer
17 42 (2.11%) Tester
18 37 (1.86%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (9.74%) REST
2 161 (8.08%) Spring
3 143 (7.18%) Web Services
4 122 (6.12%) Spring Boot
5 104 (5.22%) HTML
6 96 (4.82%) JSON
7 92 (4.62%) Node.js
8 87 (4.37%) CSS
8 87 (4.37%) Elastic Stack
9 82 (4.12%) Apache Camel
9 82 (4.12%) Kafka
9 82 (4.12%) RESTful
10 66 (3.31%) Drools
11 56 (2.81%) HTML5
12 50 (2.51%) AngularJS
13 41 (2.06%) Hibernate
14 39 (1.96%) CSS3
15 38 (1.91%) XML
16 36 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
16 36 (1.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.41%) User Experience
3 67 (3.36%) Algorithms
3 67 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 63 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 36 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
6 34 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (1.66%) PKI
8 32 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
9 22 (1.10%) Data Structures
10 17 (0.85%) CESG
10 17 (0.85%) Cloud Native
11 16 (0.80%) Blog
12 14 (0.70%) Computer Science
12 14 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.65%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.60%) Public Cloud
15 10 (0.50%) BYOD
15 10 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
15 10 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 393 (19.73%) Linux
2 264 (13.25%) Windows
3 130 (6.53%) Unix
4 87 (4.37%) Windows 10
5 79 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (3.36%) Windows Server
7 64 (3.21%) CentOS
8 50 (2.51%) Ubuntu
9 39 (1.96%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.36%) Solaris
11 24 (1.20%) VMS
11 24 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (1.15%) AIX
13 22 (1.10%) CoreOS
14 20 (1.00%) Android
15 19 (0.95%) Apple iOS
16 15 (0.75%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (0.65%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 809 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (20.38%) DevOps
3 269 (13.50%) Scrum
4 228 (11.45%) Microservices
5 204 (10.24%) TDD
6 192 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
7 178 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
8 165 (8.28%) Migration
9 155 (7.78%) Configuration Management
10 153 (7.68%) Project Management
11 149 (7.48%) Open Source
12 143 (7.18%) Test Automation
13 142 (7.13%) Programme Management
13 142 (7.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 141 (7.08%) BDD
15 126 (6.33%) ITIL
16 113 (5.67%) Digital Marketing
17 106 (5.32%) User Stories
18 103 (5.17%) OO
19 97 (4.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 487 (24.45%) Java
2 192 (9.64%) Python
3 167 (8.38%) SQL
4 138 (6.93%) Ruby
5 119 (5.97%) Bash Shell
6 101 (5.07%) JavaScript
7 70 (3.51%) Scala
8 54 (2.71%) PowerShell
9 41 (2.06%) Go
10 35 (1.76%) C
11 32 (1.61%) PHP
12 31 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.20%) Groovy
13 24 (1.20%) JPQL
14 22 (1.10%) VBScript
15 19 (0.95%) C#
15 19 (0.95%) Perl
16 14 (0.70%) R
16 14 (0.70%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.65%) sed
Qualifications
1 1992 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 142 (7.13%) DV Cleared
3 62 (3.11%) CTC Cleared
4 56 (2.81%) Degree
5 25 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (1.05%) ISEB
6 21 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (0.70%) DBS Check
7 14 (0.70%) PMP
8 13 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.55%) CISSP
11 10 (0.50%) CCIE
12 9 (0.45%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.45%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (0.35%) CREST Certified
13 7 (0.35%) MCSE
14 6 (0.30%) CCNP
14 6 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.06%) QA
2 50 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 25 (1.26%) PMO
5 19 (0.95%) GDPR
6 15 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.65%) RMADS
8 12 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
10 10 (0.50%) WCAG
11 8 (0.40%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.40%) SLA
12 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.20%) WAI
13 3 (0.15%) GAAP
14 2 (0.10%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.050%) COBIT
15 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 255 (12.80%) Docker
2 121 (6.07%) Active Directory
3 80 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (3.82%) HDFS
5 36 (1.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 27 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.95%) vCloud
8 15 (0.75%) KVM
8 15 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.70%) etcd
10 10 (0.50%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.50%) vSphere
11 9 (0.45%) flannel
11 9 (0.45%) Samba
12 8 (0.40%) Postfix
12 8 (0.40%) Squid
13 5 (0.25%) Ceph
13 5 (0.25%) Firmware
13 5 (0.25%) GlusterFS
13 5 (0.25%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 255 (12.80%) Puppet
2 189 (9.49%) Kubernetes
3 184 (9.24%) Ansible
4 110 (5.52%) Terraform
5 82 (4.12%) logstash
6 80 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (3.31%) Kibana
8 53 (2.66%) SCCM
9 44 (2.21%) ZABBIX
10 33 (1.66%) Sysdig
11 30 (1.51%) HAProxy
12 19 (0.95%) Salt
13 16 (0.80%) Grafana
14 14 (0.70%) Nagios
15 13 (0.65%) Consul
15 13 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 12 (0.60%) Ambari
16 12 (0.60%) Graphite
16 12 (0.60%) yum
17 11 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 157 (7.88%) Microsoft
2 152 (7.63%) VMware
3 118 (5.92%) SAP
4 104 (5.22%) Oracle
5 55 (2.76%) Cisco
6 52 (2.61%) Red Hat
7 44 (2.21%) Google
8 35 (1.76%) IBM
9 33 (1.66%) Hortonworks
10 22 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 21 (1.05%) Greenplum
12 18 (0.90%) HP
12 18 (0.90%) Progress
13 17 (0.85%) Atlassian
13 17 (0.85%) Palo Alto
13 17 (0.85%) Splunk
14 15 (0.75%) F5
15 14 (0.70%) Citrix
16 13 (0.65%) Juniper
17 12 (0.60%) WatchGuard