Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 51 44
Rank change year-on-year +36 -7 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,546 1,892 2,430
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 8.77% 4.55% 5.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.08% 29.25% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,077 1,239 1,525
Median daily rate £520 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £350 £356 £313
90th Percentile £650 £682 £696
England median daily rate £496 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.52% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 93
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.17% +1.91%
10th Percentile £19.24 £18.70 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £47.10
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.13 £18.70
% change year-on-year -8.20% +103.89% -49.46%

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 3,507 6,468 7,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.90% 15.54% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,219 4,127 5,075
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 123 216
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.51 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +60.51% -11.50%
10th Percentile £19.99 £13.55 £14.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £59.58 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.44%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 0 221 £525 +1.94% 17
Central London +54 187 £525 - 20
West London +73 21 £475 -5.47% 15
East London +4 9 £550 -8.33%
North London +13 8 £400 -7.51%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 1,546 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 543 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (23.22%) DevOps
4 318 (20.57%) Public Sector
5 306 (19.79%) Java
6 293 (18.95%) AWS
7 205 (13.26%) SQL
8 192 (12.42%) Kubernetes
9 190 (12.29%) Azure
10 188 (12.16%) Linux
11 186 (12.03%) DV Cleared
12 184 (11.90%) Test Automation
13 181 (11.71%) Jenkins
14 178 (11.51%) Docker
15 174 (11.25%) Windows
16 171 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
17 167 (10.80%) Microsoft
18 162 (10.48%) Oracle
19 149 (9.64%) Scrum
20 145 (9.38%) Python
20 145 (9.38%) Git (software)
21 140 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
22 137 (8.86%) Terraform
23 135 (8.73%) JIRA
24 128 (8.28%) JavaScript
25 127 (8.21%) Finance
26 117 (7.57%) Migration
27 116 (7.50%) REST
28 108 (6.99%) TDD
28 108 (6.99%) Web Services

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
1 100 (6.47%) Confluence
2 72 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
3 65 (4.20%) WebLogic
4 28 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 28 (1.81%) Red Hat Fuse
5 27 (1.75%) JBoss
6 22 (1.42%) Apache
7 20 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.23%) SAS
9 18 (1.16%) Apache Spark
10 16 (1.03%) MQSeries
10 16 (1.03%) nginx
11 14 (0.91%) Camunda
12 13 (0.84%) SharePoint
13 12 (0.78%) IIS
14 10 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.45%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
16 6 (0.39%) Drupal
16 6 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.52%) SPSS
7 7 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.39%) Figma
9 4 (0.26%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 26 (1.68%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.065%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.065%) Maximo
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.065%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 293 (18.95%) AWS
2 190 (12.29%) Azure
3 67 (4.33%) SaaS
4 56 (3.62%) PaaS
5 41 (2.65%) GitHub
6 33 (2.13%) Office 365
7 29 (1.88%) GCP
8 27 (1.75%) Power Platform
9 24 (1.55%) Serverless
10 19 (1.23%) OpenShift
11 18 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.97%) IaaS
13 13 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.78%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.39%) Apigee
16 6 (0.39%) Azure Stack
16 6 (0.39%) BlazeMeter
16 6 (0.39%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.88%) DNS
2 52 (3.36%) Firewall
3 34 (2.20%) VPN
4 30 (1.94%) LAN
5 29 (1.88%) Network Security
6 24 (1.55%) DMZ
6 24 (1.55%) WAN
7 20 (1.29%) SAN
8 18 (1.16%) DHCP
8 18 (1.16%) Internet
9 17 (1.10%) TCP/IP
10 16 (1.03%) SNMP
11 15 (0.97%) SSL
12 14 (0.91%) Skype
13 12 (0.78%) OSPF
13 12 (0.78%) TACACS
14 10 (0.65%) 4G
15 9 (0.58%) 3G
15 9 (0.58%) 5G
15 9 (0.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (4.01%) Big Data
4 43 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 39 (2.52%) Hadoop
6 30 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 26 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.62%) MySQL
9 24 (1.55%) Power BI
10 19 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
11 16 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.03%) NoSQL
12 14 (0.91%) HBase
13 13 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.78%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
17 8 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
18 7 (0.45%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 181 (11.71%) Jenkins
2 145 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 135 (8.73%) JIRA
4 89 (5.76%) GitLab
5 70 (4.53%) Selenium
6 63 (4.08%) Cucumber
7 61 (3.95%) Maven
8 36 (2.33%) SonarQube
9 30 (1.94%) WebDriver
10 27 (1.75%) gulp
11 25 (1.62%) JMeter
11 25 (1.62%) JUnit
12 23 (1.49%) Visual Studio
13 22 (1.42%) Jasmine
13 22 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (1.36%) Postman
15 20 (1.29%) Subversion
16 18 (1.16%) REST Assured
17 16 (1.03%) Artifactory
17 16 (1.03%) Mockito
General
1 318 (20.57%) Public Sector
2 127 (8.21%) Finance
3 87 (5.63%) Law
4 36 (2.33%) Police
5 35 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.23%) Marketing
7 18 (1.16%) Banking
8 16 (1.03%) Legal
9 14 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.71%) Military
11 10 (0.65%) Electronics
12 9 (0.58%) Local Government
12 9 (0.58%) Publishing
13 6 (0.39%) Billing
14 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.19%) Retail
15 2 (0.13%) Advertising
15 2 (0.13%) Back Office
16 1 (0.065%) Fire and Rescue
16 1 (0.065%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 337 (21.80%) Developer
2 173 (11.19%) Architect
3 159 (10.28%) Analyst
4 121 (7.83%) Java Developer
5 120 (7.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 69 (4.46%) Business Analyst
7 60 (3.88%) Consultant
8 53 (3.43%) Project Manager
9 50 (3.23%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 45 (2.91%) Tester
11 38 (2.46%) AWS Engineer
12 35 (2.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 35 (2.26%) Senior Developer
12 35 (2.26%) Technical Architect
12 35 (2.26%) Test Engineer
13 33 (2.13%) Cloud Architect
14 32 (2.07%) AWS Developer
14 32 (2.07%) Senior DevOps
15 31 (2.01%) AWS DevOps
15 31 (2.01%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (7.50%) REST
2 108 (6.99%) Web Services
3 106 (6.86%) Node.js
4 91 (5.89%) HTML
5 88 (5.69%) Spring
6 85 (5.50%) AngularJS
7 79 (5.11%) CSS
8 78 (5.05%) React
9 67 (4.33%) Spring Boot
10 63 (4.08%) JSON
11 54 (3.49%) Apache Camel
12 53 (3.43%) XML
13 51 (3.30%) Elastic Stack
14 50 (3.23%) .NET
14 50 (3.23%) SOAP
15 47 (3.04%) RabbitMQ
16 43 (2.78%) HTML5
16 43 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
17 32 (2.07%) Hibernate
18 30 (1.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 171 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 58 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 44 (2.85%) User Experience
5 35 (2.26%) Cloud Native
6 31 (2.01%) Public Cloud
7 21 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (0.91%) Semantic Web
9 13 (0.84%) PKI
10 12 (0.78%) Private Cloud
10 12 (0.78%) W3C
11 11 (0.71%) Blog
11 11 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
12 9 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.52%) CMDB
13 8 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 188 (12.16%) Linux
2 174 (11.25%) Windows
3 88 (5.69%) Unix
4 68 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.94%) Windows 10
6 26 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.62%) Mac OS X
8 21 (1.36%) CentOS
9 19 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.65%) Android
12 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.45%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.26%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.26%) VMS
15 3 (0.19%) Debian
15 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (23.22%) DevOps
3 184 (11.90%) Test Automation
4 149 (9.64%) Scrum
5 140 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 117 (7.57%) Migration
7 108 (6.99%) Microservices
7 108 (6.99%) Project Management
7 108 (6.99%) TDD
8 102 (6.60%) Risk Management
9 99 (6.40%) Decision-Making
10 98 (6.34%) BDD
11 83 (5.37%) Software Engineering
12 80 (5.17%) Open Source
13 78 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
14 70 (4.53%) ITIL
14 70 (4.53%) Problem-Solving
15 69 (4.46%) Information Management
16 68 (4.40%) Analytics
17 66 (4.27%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 306 (19.79%) Java
2 205 (13.26%) SQL
3 145 (9.38%) Python
4 128 (8.28%) JavaScript
5 68 (4.40%) Java 8
6 66 (4.27%) C#
6 66 (4.27%) Shell Script
7 59 (3.82%) PowerShell
8 58 (3.75%) TypeScript
9 54 (3.49%) PL/SQL
10 46 (2.98%) C
11 45 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 24 (1.55%) Groovy
13 21 (1.36%) Perl
13 21 (1.36%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.97%) PHP
15 13 (0.84%) R
16 10 (0.65%) C++
16 10 (0.65%) Ruby
17 7 (0.45%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1,546 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 186 (12.03%) DV Cleared
3 32 (2.07%) Degree
4 24 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (1.42%) CISSP
6 18 (1.16%) CISM
7 15 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
8 13 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.71%) BC Cleared
9 11 (0.71%) CISA
10 10 (0.65%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.58%) CCNA
11 9 (0.58%) CCNP
11 9 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
11 9 (0.58%) CLAS
12 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.39%) CCDA
14 6 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.14%) QA
2 42 (2.72%) PMO
3 40 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.42%) WCAG
5 16 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 12 (0.78%) COBIT
6 12 (0.78%) NCSC
7 10 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
7 10 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.65%) RMADS
7 10 (0.65%) SLA
8 9 (0.58%) GDPR
8 9 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.45%) NIST
10 2 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.065%) PSD2
System Software
1 178 (11.51%) Docker
2 28 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.58%) vSphere
7 8 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.45%) XenApp
9 5 (0.32%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.13%) vCloud
12 1 (0.065%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.065%) Cygwin
12 1 (0.065%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.065%) iptables
12 1 (0.065%) KVM
12 1 (0.065%) NFS
12 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.065%) PowerDNS
12 1 (0.065%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 192 (12.42%) Kubernetes
2 137 (8.86%) Terraform
3 81 (5.24%) Ansible
4 46 (2.98%) Kibana
5 42 (2.72%) logstash
6 30 (1.94%) Packer
7 25 (1.62%) Puppet
8 19 (1.23%) Consul
9 18 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (0.97%) Grafana
11 12 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.71%) SCCM
13 10 (0.65%) SCOM
14 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 7 (0.45%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.39%) Istio
16 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
16 6 (0.39%) ZABBIX
17 5 (0.32%) Nessus
18 4 (0.26%) Nmap
Vendors
1 167 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 162 (10.48%) Oracle
3 40 (2.59%) VMware
4 30 (1.94%) Cisco
5 27 (1.75%) Axway
6 26 (1.68%) Red Hat
7 25 (1.62%) Cloudera
8 24 (1.55%) SAP
9 22 (1.42%) MuleSoft
9 22 (1.42%) Splunk
10 19 (1.23%) Dell
10 19 (1.23%) HP
11 18 (1.16%) ServiceNow
12 16 (1.03%) Remedy
12 16 (1.03%) webMethods
13 15 (0.97%) Sybase
14 12 (0.78%) Citrix
14 12 (0.78%) Dynatrace
14 12 (0.78%) Hortonworks
14 12 (0.78%) Palo Alto