Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 52 47
Rank change year-on-year +37 -5 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,286 1,760 2,270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.67% 4.57% 4.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.31% 28.81% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 1,185 1,412
Median daily rate £525 £525 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.37% +0.60%
10th Percentile £334 £336 £313
90th Percentile £644 £650 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.17% +3.31%
10th Percentile £19.19 £18.70 £14.53
90th Percentile £46.17 £50.00 £45.05
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +90.91% -20.00%

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 2,838 6,109 7,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 21.34% 15.88% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,792 4,045 4,763
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £660 £695 £675
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 110 195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.76 £22.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.70% +56.13% +18.09%
10th Percentile £18.45 £13.63 £14.10
90th Percentile £47.83 £53.75 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +46.94% -14.04%

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 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +1 150 £500 -2.44% 31
Central London +48 139 £525 +5.00% 27
West London +46 12 £495 +10.00% 9
North London +13 11 £563 +30.81%
East London +17 10 £575 +4.55% 9
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1,286 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 434 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (22.55%) Public Sector
4 272 (21.15%) DevOps
5 239 (18.58%) AWS
6 203 (15.79%) Java
7 173 (13.45%) DV Cleared
8 166 (12.91%) Azure
9 158 (12.29%) Jenkins
10 153 (11.90%) Linux
10 153 (11.90%) Python
11 150 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
12 149 (11.59%) Microsoft
13 148 (11.51%) Windows
14 142 (11.04%) SQL
15 139 (10.81%) Test Automation
16 136 (10.58%) Oracle
17 126 (9.80%) Docker
18 124 (9.64%) Kubernetes
19 118 (9.18%) Git (software)
20 116 (9.02%) Scrum
21 109 (8.48%) JavaScript
22 108 (8.40%) Finance
23 106 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
24 97 (7.54%) JIRA
25 96 (7.47%) TDD
25 96 (7.47%) Microservices
26 92 (7.15%) Risk Management
26 92 (7.15%) Decision-Making
27 90 (7.00%) HTML

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 67 (5.21%) Confluence
2 51 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (3.11%) WebLogic
4 28 (2.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 26 (2.02%) Apache Spark
6 24 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.56%) Apache
7 20 (1.56%) Red Hat Fuse
8 18 (1.40%) JBoss
9 14 (1.09%) SharePoint
10 10 (0.78%) IIS
11 8 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.54%) MQSeries
12 7 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
13 6 (0.47%) Jetty
13 6 (0.47%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.47%) SAS
14 5 (0.39%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 67 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.31%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.078%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (1.63%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.078%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.078%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.078%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 239 (18.58%) AWS
2 166 (12.91%) Azure
3 65 (5.05%) SaaS
4 50 (3.89%) PaaS
5 28 (2.18%) GCP
6 25 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (1.94%) IaaS
6 25 (1.94%) Office 365
7 23 (1.79%) Serverless
8 21 (1.63%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.01%) Power Platform
10 12 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.78%) Azure Stack
11 10 (0.78%) GitHub
12 8 (0.62%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.47%) Boomi
14 6 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.04%) Firewall
2 47 (3.65%) DNS
3 40 (3.11%) VPN
4 30 (2.33%) LAN
5 26 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.79%) WAN
7 21 (1.63%) DMZ
8 19 (1.48%) HTTP
9 18 (1.40%) Network Security
10 17 (1.32%) DHCP
11 15 (1.17%) Internet
12 14 (1.09%) Skype
12 14 (1.09%) SNMP
13 12 (0.93%) OSPF
14 11 (0.86%) SAN
14 11 (0.86%) TACACS
15 7 (0.54%) SSH
15 7 (0.54%) SSL
16 5 (0.39%) SMTP
16 5 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (4.12%) Big Data
4 45 (3.50%) Hadoop
5 41 (3.19%) MongoDB
6 28 (2.18%) MySQL
7 27 (2.10%) Oracle Database
8 22 (1.71%) Oracle ODI
9 19 (1.48%) Apache Hive
10 17 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 16 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.93%) Data Mining
13 11 (0.86%) Power BI
14 10 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.78%) HBase
15 9 (0.70%) Impala
15 9 (0.70%) MS Access
15 9 (0.70%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.62%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 158 (12.29%) Jenkins
2 118 (9.18%) Git (software)
3 97 (7.54%) JIRA
4 74 (5.75%) GitLab
5 53 (4.12%) Cucumber
6 47 (3.65%) Selenium
7 39 (3.03%) Maven
8 34 (2.64%) JMeter
9 27 (2.10%) SonarQube
10 23 (1.79%) JUnit
10 23 (1.79%) WebDriver
11 21 (1.63%) NeoLoad
12 20 (1.56%) Jasmine
13 19 (1.48%) REST Assured
14 16 (1.24%) Eclipse
14 16 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (1.17%) Bitbucket
15 15 (1.17%) Gatling
15 15 (1.17%) gulp
General
1 290 (22.55%) Public Sector
2 108 (8.40%) Finance
3 74 (5.75%) Law
4 37 (2.88%) Police
5 35 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.94%) Marketing
8 20 (1.56%) Legal
9 19 (1.48%) Banking
9 19 (1.48%) Electronics
10 10 (0.78%) Military
11 7 (0.54%) Retail
12 5 (0.39%) Back Office
12 5 (0.39%) Local Government
12 5 (0.39%) Publishing
13 4 (0.31%) Billing
14 3 (0.23%) Advertising
14 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.078%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 236 (18.35%) Developer
2 147 (11.43%) Analyst
3 144 (11.20%) Architect
4 93 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 66 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 65 (5.05%) Business Analyst
7 62 (4.82%) Consultant
8 42 (3.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 42 (3.27%) Project Manager
9 34 (2.64%) Cloud Engineer
10 33 (2.57%) Data Engineer
10 33 (2.57%) Test Engineer
11 32 (2.49%) AWS Engineer
11 32 (2.49%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
12 30 (2.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 28 (2.18%) Senior Manager
14 26 (2.02%) Delivery Manager
14 26 (2.02%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 24 (1.87%) AWS DevOps
15 24 (1.87%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (7.00%) HTML
2 88 (6.84%) REST
3 78 (6.07%) CSS
3 78 (6.07%) Node.js
3 78 (6.07%) Web Services
4 65 (5.05%) Spring
5 56 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 55 (4.28%) React
6 55 (4.28%) SOAP
7 52 (4.04%) Oracle Fusion
8 48 (3.73%) JSON
9 42 (3.27%) Spring Boot
10 41 (3.19%) Elastic Stack
11 39 (3.03%) XML
12 37 (2.88%) HTML5
13 31 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
14 30 (2.33%) CSS3
15 26 (2.02%) RESTful
15 26 (2.02%) Sass
16 25 (1.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 150 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 44 (3.42%) Data Centre
4 40 (3.11%) Public Cloud
5 32 (2.49%) User Experience
6 21 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.24%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.01%) Cloud Native
9 12 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 11 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (0.78%) Blog
12 8 (0.62%) CMDB
12 8 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
13 7 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
14 5 (0.39%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.39%) Derivative
14 5 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 153 (11.90%) Linux
2 148 (11.51%) Windows
3 69 (5.37%) Unix
4 51 (3.97%) Windows Server
5 31 (2.41%) Windows 10
6 26 (2.02%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.09%) CentOS
7 14 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.01%) Mac OS
9 11 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.78%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.62%) Debian
11 8 (0.62%) VMS
11 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.47%) Android
13 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.078%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (21.15%) DevOps
3 139 (10.81%) Test Automation
4 116 (9.02%) Scrum
5 106 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 96 (7.47%) Microservices
6 96 (7.47%) TDD
7 92 (7.15%) Decision-Making
7 92 (7.15%) Risk Management
8 86 (6.69%) ITIL
8 86 (6.69%) Project Management
9 79 (6.14%) BDD
10 75 (5.83%) Migration
11 68 (5.29%) Open Source
12 65 (5.05%) Information Management
12 65 (5.05%) Service Management
13 62 (4.82%) Programme Management
14 61 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
15 59 (4.59%) Configuration Management
15 59 (4.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 203 (15.79%) Java
2 153 (11.90%) Python
3 142 (11.04%) SQL
4 109 (8.48%) JavaScript
5 53 (4.12%) PowerShell
6 52 (4.04%) C
7 49 (3.81%) Shell Script
8 48 (3.73%) Bash Shell
9 36 (2.80%) TypeScript
10 31 (2.41%) C#
11 28 (2.18%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.87%) Perl
13 23 (1.79%) Java 8
14 18 (1.40%) R
15 17 (1.32%) Ruby
16 14 (1.09%) C++
17 10 (0.78%) Groovy
18 9 (0.70%) Scala
19 8 (0.62%) T-SQL
20 5 (0.39%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1,286 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 173 (13.45%) DV Cleared
3 29 (2.26%) Degree
4 28 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.40%) CISSP
6 15 (1.17%) CISM
7 14 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.09%) DBS Check
8 12 (0.93%) CCNP
9 11 (0.86%) CISA
10 10 (0.78%) CCIE
10 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.62%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.54%) CCNA
12 7 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.47%) ISEB
14 5 (0.39%) GCFA
14 5 (0.39%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.20%) QA
2 31 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.87%) NCSC
4 17 (1.32%) PMO
5 14 (1.09%) SLA
6 13 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (1.01%) WCAG
7 11 (0.86%) RMADS
8 10 (0.78%) COBIT
8 10 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
9 8 (0.62%) GDPR
9 8 (0.62%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 1 (0.078%) NIST
13 1 (0.078%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.078%) PSD2
System Software
1 126 (9.80%) Docker
2 32 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.01%) VMware NSX
6 11 (0.86%) vSphere
7 9 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.54%) XenApp
9 6 (0.47%) vCloud
9 6 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.16%) HDFS
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.16%) Postfix
13 1 (0.078%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.078%) PowerDNS
13 1 (0.078%) Xen
Systems Management
1 124 (9.64%) Kubernetes
2 88 (6.84%) Terraform
3 68 (5.29%) Ansible
4 36 (2.80%) Kibana
5 33 (2.57%) Puppet
6 24 (1.87%) logstash
7 17 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.24%) SCCM
8 16 (1.24%) SCOM
8 16 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.17%) Grafana
10 12 (0.93%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.62%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (0.54%) Packer
13 6 (0.47%) Rundeck
13 6 (0.47%) Salt
14 5 (0.39%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.31%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 149 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 136 (10.58%) Oracle
3 41 (3.19%) VMware
4 32 (2.49%) SAP
5 30 (2.33%) Splunk
6 27 (2.10%) Cloudera
7 23 (1.79%) ServiceNow
8 22 (1.71%) Cisco
9 20 (1.56%) SolarWinds
10 18 (1.40%) Palo Alto
10 18 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.24%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.24%) Axway
12 15 (1.17%) AppDynamics
12 15 (1.17%) Dynatrace
13 13 (1.01%) MuleSoft
14 12 (0.93%) Hortonworks
14 12 (0.93%) Remedy
15 11 (0.86%) New Relic
16 10 (0.78%) Tableau