Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 54 51
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 +40
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2,375 1,861 1,825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.22% 4.35% 4.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.79% 25.72% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,434 1,169 1,179
London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 60 5
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.35 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% -0.81% -7.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.58 £14.68
90th Percentile £45.71 £47.00 £32.05
England median hourly rate £18.70 £32.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -42.02% -7.86% +15.70%

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 7,472 7,237 7,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.41% 16.93% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,816 4,732 5,340
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 154 84
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.77 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.71% +8.01% -10.56%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.33 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.51
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.35 £26.50
% change year-on-year -20.62% +6.96% +17.78%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +2 649 £547 +9.37% 25
Central London -1 249 £498 - 22
West London -74 20 £550 +5.77% 18
East London -6 17 £450 - 7
North London -4 12 £192 -61.67% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2,375 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 872 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
3 505 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
4 501 (21.09%) Java
5 470 (19.79%) DevOps
6 368 (15.49%) Linux
7 307 (12.93%) Git (software)
8 302 (12.72%) Test Automation
9 293 (12.34%) Docker
10 290 (12.21%) Scrum
11 282 (11.87%) Windows
12 279 (11.75%) Jenkins
13 262 (11.03%) Migration
14 241 (10.15%) SQL
15 240 (10.11%) Microservices
16 228 (9.60%) Kubernetes
17 209 (8.80%) Finance
17 209 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
18 206 (8.67%) JIRA
19 202 (8.51%) Python
20 195 (8.21%) Open Source
21 193 (8.13%) Puppet
22 190 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
22 190 (8.00%) ITIL
22 190 (8.00%) Configuration Management
23 184 (7.75%) Microsoft
24 178 (7.49%) TDD
25 174 (7.33%) Terraform
26 166 (6.99%) JavaScript
27 161 (6.78%) Active Directory

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
1 136 (5.73%) Confluence
2 65 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 58 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 51 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
5 50 (2.11%) nginx
6 45 (1.89%) WildFly
7 42 (1.77%) Apache Spark
7 42 (1.77%) Skype for Business
8 32 (1.35%) JBoss
9 30 (1.26%) Apache
10 24 (1.01%) CMS
11 17 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.59%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.55%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.46%) Gunicorn
15 10 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
16 9 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.34%) WebLogic
18 7 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
18 7 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 58 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.34%) Stata
6 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.29%) Windchill
7 2 (0.084%) HipChat
7 2 (0.084%) InVision
8 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.042%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 13 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.34%) Oracle SCM
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.17%) Primavera
5 3 (0.13%) Demantra
5 3 (0.13%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.13%) SAP PLM
5 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.042%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.042%) Eikon
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.042%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 505 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
2 190 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (4.59%) Office 365
4 58 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 51 (2.15%) GitHub
6 50 (2.11%) Amazon S3
7 46 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
8 43 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
9 42 (1.77%) npm
9 42 (1.77%) PaaS
10 38 (1.60%) Serverless
11 32 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 28 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (1.18%) SaaS
13 27 (1.14%) Route 53
14 25 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 25 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
16 21 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
17 15 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (5.89%) Firewall
2 91 (3.83%) DNS
3 59 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 54 (2.27%) LAN
5 53 (2.23%) SSL
6 49 (2.06%) Internet
7 48 (2.02%) WAN
8 45 (1.89%) HTTP
8 45 (1.89%) VPN
9 37 (1.56%) Skype
10 31 (1.31%) Network Security
11 29 (1.22%) Wireless
12 28 (1.18%) IPsec
13 27 (1.14%) DHCP
13 27 (1.14%) Kerberos
14 26 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
15 24 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (0.97%) FTP
16 23 (0.97%) Unified Communications
17 21 (0.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
2 149 (6.27%) Big Data
3 112 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 96 (4.04%) MySQL
5 86 (3.62%) Hadoop
6 83 (3.49%) MongoDB
6 83 (3.49%) SQL Server
7 61 (2.57%) RDBMS
8 53 (2.23%) HBase
9 46 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
10 36 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
11 33 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 26 (1.09%) Power BI
13 21 (0.88%) Redis
14 20 (0.84%) Neo4j
14 20 (0.84%) Oracle Database
15 17 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
16 14 (0.59%) Adabas
17 13 (0.55%) Amazon Aurora
17 13 (0.55%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 307 (12.93%) Git (software)
2 279 (11.75%) Jenkins
3 206 (8.67%) JIRA
4 123 (5.18%) Maven
5 104 (4.38%) Selenium
6 98 (4.13%) Cucumber
7 84 (3.54%) JUnit
8 82 (3.45%) Artifactory
8 82 (3.45%) Vagrant
9 77 (3.24%) SonarQube
10 71 (2.99%) Mockito
11 61 (2.57%) GitLab
12 52 (2.19%) Karma Test Runner
13 47 (1.98%) Liquibase
14 44 (1.85%) Checkstyle
15 38 (1.60%) Travis CI
16 36 (1.52%) Grunt
17 33 (1.39%) Jasmine
18 31 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 30 (1.26%) WebDriver
General
1 209 (8.80%) Finance
2 78 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 67 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 60 (2.53%) Marketing
5 59 (2.48%) Law
6 57 (2.40%) Electronics
7 24 (1.01%) Retail
8 15 (0.63%) Banking
9 13 (0.55%) Publishing
10 11 (0.46%) Legal
11 9 (0.38%) Military
12 7 (0.29%) Billing
13 6 (0.25%) Local Government
14 4 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.17%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.17%) Games
15 3 (0.13%) Automotive
15 3 (0.13%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.084%) Back Office
16 2 (0.084%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 478 (20.13%) Developer
2 306 (12.88%) Architect
3 230 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 217 (9.14%) Java Developer
5 176 (7.41%) Analyst
6 106 (4.46%) Project Manager
6 106 (4.46%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 93 (3.92%) Consultant
8 74 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
9 73 (3.07%) AWS Engineer
9 73 (3.07%) Business Analyst
10 67 (2.82%) AWS DevOps
11 65 (2.74%) Desktop Support
12 58 (2.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 58 (2.44%) Tester
13 56 (2.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 54 (2.27%) Security Architect
15 52 (2.19%) Support Engineer
16 49 (2.06%) Technical Architect
17 46 (1.94%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (6.19%) REST
2 126 (5.31%) Node.js
3 108 (4.55%) HTML
4 102 (4.29%) Web Services
5 99 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 97 (4.08%) CSS
7 92 (3.87%) XML
8 91 (3.83%) RabbitMQ
9 90 (3.79%) Kafka
10 84 (3.54%) JSON
11 79 (3.33%) Java EE
11 79 (3.33%) RESTful
12 78 (3.28%) Spring
13 70 (2.95%) .NET
14 66 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
15 64 (2.69%) JMS
16 63 (2.65%) Hibernate
17 57 (2.40%) JAX-RS
18 55 (2.32%) HTML5
19 53 (2.23%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 132 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 102 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
4 76 (3.20%) User Experience
5 63 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 49 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 44 (1.85%) Public Cloud
8 33 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (0.97%) PKI
10 22 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 20 (0.84%) Cloud Native
12 19 (0.80%) NHS
13 16 (0.67%) Blackberry
13 16 (0.67%) Clustering
14 14 (0.59%) Mainframe
15 12 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (0.51%) iPad
16 11 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
16 11 (0.46%) Social Media
17 10 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 368 (15.49%) Linux
2 282 (11.87%) Windows
3 123 (5.18%) Unix
4 82 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 77 (3.24%) Windows 10
6 74 (3.12%) CentOS
7 67 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (1.94%) Ubuntu
8 46 (1.94%) VMS
9 45 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 41 (1.73%) CoreOS
11 27 (1.14%) Android
11 27 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (0.97%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.63%) DC/OS
16 11 (0.46%) Solaris
17 6 (0.25%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (19.79%) DevOps
3 302 (12.72%) Test Automation
4 290 (12.21%) Scrum
5 262 (11.03%) Migration
6 240 (10.11%) Microservices
7 209 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
8 195 (8.21%) Open Source
9 190 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 190 (8.00%) ITIL
10 178 (7.49%) TDD
11 149 (6.27%) Project Management
12 130 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 114 (4.80%) BDD
14 112 (4.72%) Problem-Solving
15 111 (4.67%) OO
15 111 (4.67%) PRINCE2
16 108 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
17 97 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
18 93 (3.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 501 (21.09%) Java
2 241 (10.15%) SQL
3 202 (8.51%) Python
4 166 (6.99%) JavaScript
5 159 (6.69%) Java 8
6 120 (5.05%) Bash Shell
7 104 (4.38%) PowerShell
8 89 (3.75%) Ruby
9 73 (3.07%) C#
10 56 (2.36%) Groovy
11 45 (1.89%) PL/SQL
12 44 (1.85%) JPQL
13 34 (1.43%) C
14 33 (1.39%) Perl
15 26 (1.09%) Shell Script
16 22 (0.93%) PHP
17 19 (0.80%) Scala
18 17 (0.72%) Go
18 17 (0.72%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,375 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 155 (6.53%) DV Cleared
3 76 (3.20%) Degree
4 54 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (1.85%) CTC Cleared
6 42 (1.77%) CCNA
7 39 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 38 (1.60%) CCNP
9 33 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 25 (1.05%) CISSP
10 25 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
12 19 (0.80%) AWS Certification
13 17 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.72%) MCSE
14 14 (0.59%) PMI Certification
15 13 (0.55%) MCITP
16 12 (0.51%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.42%) CISM
17 10 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.32%) QA
2 41 (1.73%) SLA
3 38 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 37 (1.56%) GDPR
5 29 (1.22%) PMO
6 26 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 25 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.21%) WAI
10 4 (0.17%) COBIT
11 3 (0.13%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.13%) P3O
11 3 (0.13%) WCAG
12 2 (0.084%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.084%) GCP
12 2 (0.084%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.084%) RMADS
12 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 293 (12.34%) Docker
2 161 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 99 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 26 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 18 (0.76%) vSphere
8 16 (0.67%) etcd
8 16 (0.67%) flannel
8 16 (0.67%) HDFS
8 16 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (0.67%) VirtualBox
9 10 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.42%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.34%) NFS
11 5 (0.21%) Squid
11 5 (0.21%) vCloud
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.17%) XenApp
13 3 (0.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 228 (9.60%) Kubernetes
2 193 (8.13%) Puppet
3 174 (7.33%) Terraform
4 158 (6.65%) Ansible
5 77 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (2.82%) SCCM
7 35 (1.47%) HAProxy
8 34 (1.43%) Packer
9 33 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
9 33 (1.39%) Grafana
10 32 (1.35%) Kibana
10 32 (1.35%) logstash
11 26 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
12 24 (1.01%) Consul
13 23 (0.97%) Sysdig
14 18 (0.76%) AirWatch
14 18 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 18 (0.76%) ZABBIX
15 16 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
15 16 (0.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 184 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 136 (5.73%) Oracle
3 127 (5.35%) VMware
4 104 (4.38%) Cisco
5 62 (2.61%) SAP
6 54 (2.27%) Google
7 51 (2.15%) Red Hat
8 46 (1.94%) Hortonworks
9 39 (1.64%) Splunk
10 35 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 34 (1.43%) Citrix
12 27 (1.14%) Talend
13 22 (0.93%) HP
14 20 (0.84%) Juniper
15 19 (0.80%) Atlassian
15 19 (0.80%) TIBCO
16 18 (0.76%) Adobe
16 18 (0.76%) Cloudera
17 17 (0.72%) SolarWinds
18 16 (0.67%) New Relic