Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 51 43
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,821 2,112 2,367
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.31% 4.94% 5.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.20% 29.95% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,255 1,334 1,560
Median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +2.62%
10th Percentile £350 £343 £280
90th Percentile £650 £685 £675
England median daily rate £483 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 51 76
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.17% -54.39%
10th Percentile £18.70 £18.70 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.09 £44.96
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% -52.66%

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 4,646 7,051 8,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.65% 16.50% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,034 4,488 5,312
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £305 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £682 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 153 228
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%
10th Percentile £20.29 £15.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.80 £59.58 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 8 April 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 0 327 £525 +2.44% 23
Central London +46 241 £500 +5.26% 20
West London +73 47 £500 - 11
East London +23 12 £550 -15.38% 5
North London +11 6 £475 +24.59% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 1,821 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 652 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
3 439 (24.11%) DevOps
4 407 (22.35%) AWS
5 377 (20.70%) Java
6 365 (20.04%) Public Sector
7 253 (13.89%) Docker
8 236 (12.96%) SQL
9 232 (12.74%) Linux
10 226 (12.41%) Jenkins
11 222 (12.19%) Kubernetes
12 195 (10.71%) Windows
13 194 (10.65%) Azure
14 188 (10.32%) Microsoft
15 186 (10.21%) Python
15 186 (10.21%) Git (software)
16 182 (9.99%) JIRA
17 176 (9.67%) Terraform
18 173 (9.50%) Test Automation
19 172 (9.45%) Migration
20 171 (9.39%) Scrum
21 165 (9.06%) Oracle
22 157 (8.62%) DV Cleared
23 150 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
24 149 (8.18%) Ansible
25 145 (7.96%) Confluence
26 127 (6.97%) Spring
27 124 (6.81%) SQL Server
27 124 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
28 123 (6.75%) Microservices

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
1 145 (7.96%) Confluence
2 64 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 54 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (2.64%) Red Hat Fuse
5 46 (2.53%) JBoss
6 34 (1.87%) MQSeries
6 34 (1.87%) SharePoint
7 29 (1.59%) nginx
8 25 (1.37%) SAS
9 22 (1.21%) Camunda
10 21 (1.15%) OpenStack
11 20 (1.10%) Apache
12 17 (0.93%) Skype for Business
12 17 (0.93%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.77%) IIS
13 14 (0.77%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.33%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.44%) SPSS
8 6 (0.33%) Figma
9 2 (0.11%) Sketch
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.055%) InVision
10 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.33%) Oracle AML
5 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.055%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.055%) Maximo
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.055%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 407 (22.35%) AWS
2 194 (10.65%) Azure
3 75 (4.12%) Office 365
4 67 (3.68%) GitHub
5 55 (3.02%) Power Platform
6 43 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 31 (1.70%) GCP
8 29 (1.59%) Amazon S3
9 28 (1.54%) PaaS
10 27 (1.48%) OpenShift
11 25 (1.37%) Serverless
12 23 (1.26%) SaaS
13 19 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.66%) IaaS
15 10 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
16 9 (0.49%) Slack
17 8 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (0.44%) AWS CodePipeline
17 8 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.28%) Firewall
2 44 (2.42%) DNS
3 41 (2.25%) WAN
4 38 (2.09%) Network Security
5 36 (1.98%) Internet
6 29 (1.59%) VPN
7 26 (1.43%) SAN
8 25 (1.37%) LAN
9 21 (1.15%) DHCP
10 20 (1.10%) Skype
11 17 (0.93%) MPLS
12 16 (0.88%) TCP/IP
13 15 (0.82%) 4G
14 14 (0.77%) 3G
14 14 (0.77%) 5G
15 13 (0.71%) Kerberos
15 13 (0.71%) SSL
15 13 (0.71%) Wireless
16 12 (0.66%) BGP
17 11 (0.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 114 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (2.80%) Power BI
4 45 (2.47%) Big Data
5 38 (2.09%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 25 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (1.26%) MySQL
9 19 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 17 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
11 15 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.66%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.55%) MariaDB
14 10 (0.55%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 226 (12.41%) Jenkins
2 186 (10.21%) Git (software)
3 182 (9.99%) JIRA
4 99 (5.44%) GitLab
5 80 (4.39%) Maven
6 66 (3.62%) Selenium
7 55 (3.02%) Cucumber
8 44 (2.42%) Artifactory
9 43 (2.36%) JUnit
10 39 (2.14%) SonarQube
11 28 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.43%) Subversion
12 26 (1.43%) Visual Studio
13 25 (1.37%) Postman
14 24 (1.32%) Bitbucket
15 21 (1.15%) JMeter
15 21 (1.15%) Mockito
15 21 (1.15%) WebDriver
16 19 (1.04%) gulp
17 18 (0.99%) Ant
General
1 365 (20.04%) Public Sector
2 110 (6.04%) Finance
3 64 (3.51%) Law
4 59 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 36 (1.98%) Police
6 28 (1.54%) Marketing
7 24 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.21%) Electronics
9 15 (0.82%) Banking
9 15 (0.82%) Legal
10 13 (0.71%) Military
11 11 (0.60%) Publishing
12 8 (0.44%) Retail
13 7 (0.38%) Billing
14 4 (0.22%) Local Government
15 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.11%) Advertising
17 1 (0.055%) Digital Economy
17 1 (0.055%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 389 (21.36%) Developer
2 200 (10.98%) Architect
3 181 (9.94%) Analyst
4 177 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 158 (8.68%) Java Developer
6 109 (5.99%) Business Analyst
7 89 (4.89%) Consultant
8 84 (4.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 69 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
10 60 (3.29%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
11 55 (3.02%) AWS DevOps
12 49 (2.69%) Tester
13 48 (2.64%) Project Manager
14 47 (2.58%) AWS Developer
15 46 (2.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 43 (2.36%) Technical Architect
17 42 (2.31%) Software Developer
18 36 (1.98%) Security Consultant
19 35 (1.92%) Scrum Master
19 35 (1.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (6.97%) Spring
2 104 (5.71%) Node.js
3 97 (5.33%) Web Services
4 95 (5.22%) HTML
5 85 (4.67%) Apache Camel
6 81 (4.45%) JSON
7 80 (4.39%) Spring Boot
8 78 (4.28%) REST
9 74 (4.06%) XML
10 69 (3.79%) AngularJS
11 65 (3.57%) CSS
12 64 (3.51%) .NET
13 61 (3.35%) React
14 59 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
14 59 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
15 56 (3.08%) Hibernate
16 54 (2.97%) RESTful
17 49 (2.69%) Kafka
18 42 (2.31%) ActiveMQ
19 36 (1.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.39%) Data Centre
3 48 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.47%) Cloud Native
5 40 (2.20%) User Experience
6 36 (1.98%) Public Cloud
7 27 (1.48%) Semantic Web
8 25 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (1.32%) PKI
10 17 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (0.77%) Virtual Team
11 14 (0.77%) W3C
12 13 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.66%) Blog
13 12 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.49%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.49%) Smartphone
16 8 (0.44%) Replication
16 8 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 232 (12.74%) Linux
2 195 (10.71%) Windows
3 66 (3.62%) Windows Server
4 63 (3.46%) Windows 10
5 55 (3.02%) Unix
6 44 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (2.25%) Ubuntu
8 35 (1.92%) Apple iOS
9 29 (1.59%) CentOS
10 19 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.82%) Android
12 14 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.44%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
17 5 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.22%) Kali Linux
19 3 (0.16%) AIX
19 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (24.11%) DevOps
3 173 (9.50%) Test Automation
4 172 (9.45%) Migration
5 171 (9.39%) Scrum
6 150 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 124 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
8 123 (6.75%) Microservices
9 115 (6.32%) Project Management
10 106 (5.82%) Open Source
11 105 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
12 98 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (4.94%) TDD
14 89 (4.89%) Configuration Management
15 86 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
15 86 (4.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 80 (4.39%) Software Engineering
17 79 (4.34%) Project Delivery
18 74 (4.06%) BDD
19 71 (3.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 377 (20.70%) Java
2 236 (12.96%) SQL
3 186 (10.21%) Python
4 115 (6.32%) JavaScript
5 101 (5.55%) Java 8
6 77 (4.23%) PL/SQL
7 75 (4.12%) Bash Shell
8 67 (3.68%) PowerShell
9 62 (3.40%) C#
10 41 (2.25%) T-SQL
11 37 (2.03%) Shell Script
12 32 (1.76%) Groovy
13 31 (1.70%) Go
13 31 (1.70%) TypeScript
14 24 (1.32%) C++
15 23 (1.26%) C
16 19 (1.04%) Ruby
17 16 (0.88%) Perl
18 13 (0.71%) PHP
19 9 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,821 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 157 (8.62%) DV Cleared
3 36 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (1.65%) CTC Cleared
5 27 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (1.48%) Degree
6 20 (1.10%) CCNA
7 19 (1.04%) CISSP
8 18 (0.99%) BC Cleared
8 18 (0.99%) CCNP
9 16 (0.88%) AWS Certification
10 15 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.71%) MCSA
12 11 (0.60%) CISM
13 10 (0.55%) CCDA
13 10 (0.55%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.49%) CCIE
14 9 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
14 9 (0.49%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.19%) QA
2 52 (2.86%) PMO
3 32 (1.76%) NCSC
4 30 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.15%) NIST
6 19 (1.04%) WCAG
7 17 (0.93%) SLA
8 13 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.66%) Government Security Classifications
10 11 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.38%) COBIT
11 7 (0.38%) GDPR
11 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.16%) RMADS
13 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 253 (13.89%) Docker
2 40 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.49%) vSphere
8 7 (0.38%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.22%) Postfix
10 3 (0.16%) iptables
10 3 (0.16%) KVM
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.11%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.11%) XenApp
12 1 (0.055%) NFS
12 1 (0.055%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 222 (12.19%) Kubernetes
2 176 (9.67%) Terraform
3 149 (8.18%) Ansible
4 91 (5.00%) Puppet
5 50 (2.75%) Packer
6 44 (2.42%) Consul
7 34 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (1.59%) Kibana
9 28 (1.54%) logstash
10 15 (0.82%) SCCM
11 14 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 14 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 13 (0.71%) Sysdig
13 11 (0.60%) Grafana
13 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 11 (0.60%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.55%) Istio
15 8 (0.44%) Prometheus
16 7 (0.38%) AirWatch
16 7 (0.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 188 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 165 (9.06%) Oracle
3 66 (3.62%) VMware
4 64 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 47 (2.58%) Axway
6 44 (2.42%) Cisco
7 40 (2.20%) MuleSoft
8 33 (1.81%) SAP
8 33 (1.81%) Sybase
9 26 (1.43%) HP
10 21 (1.15%) Dell
11 20 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.10%) Tableau
12 19 (1.04%) Splunk
13 18 (0.99%) Atlassian
13 18 (0.99%) F5
14 17 (0.93%) Juniper
15 16 (0.88%) Informatica
15 16 (0.88%) webMethods
16 15 (0.82%) Google