Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 48 52
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +24
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2,103 2,123 1,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.76% 4.64% 4.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.52% 26.72% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,304 1,373 1,150
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £257 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 19
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% +4.56% +5.21%
10th Percentile £17.82 £14.00 £14.08
90th Percentile £47.03 £35.00 £47.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.25
% change year-on-year +87.17% -49.80% +3.47%

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 7,124 7,944 7,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.12% 17.34% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,560 5,262 4,647
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 182 124
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +2.17% +1.55%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.55 £11.66
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.63 £49.76
England median hourly rate £27.53 £23.88 £26.25
% change year-on-year +15.31% -9.05% -2.47%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -1 471 £500 -1.04% 23
Central London -5 206 £500 +5.26% 49
East London -12 38 £650 +18.18% 15
North London +1 24 £425 -10.53%
West London -42 15 £500 +11.00% 24
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 2,103 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 770 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (19.64%) DevOps
4 407 (19.35%) Java
5 369 (17.55%) Amazon AWS
6 357 (16.98%) Linux
7 272 (12.93%) Migration
8 255 (12.13%) Oracle
9 254 (12.08%) Git (software)
10 250 (11.89%) Jenkins
11 240 (11.41%) Docker
12 239 (11.36%) Finance
13 206 (9.80%) Windows
14 203 (9.65%) ITIL
15 198 (9.42%) Scrum
16 193 (9.18%) Test Automation
16 193 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
17 189 (8.99%) Kubernetes
18 187 (8.89%) Python
19 181 (8.61%) SQL
20 180 (8.56%) Ansible
21 176 (8.37%) JIRA
22 172 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
23 163 (7.75%) Project Management
24 151 (7.18%) Puppet
25 144 (6.85%) REST
26 143 (6.80%) Microservices
26 143 (6.80%) Terraform
26 143 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
27 138 (6.56%) 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
1 132 (6.28%) Confluence
2 70 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 49 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 36 (1.71%) JBoss
6 32 (1.52%) nginx
7 31 (1.47%) WildFly
8 30 (1.43%) Apache
8 30 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
9 27 (1.28%) Skype for Business
10 26 (1.24%) Tomcat
11 23 (1.09%) MS Exchange
12 19 (0.90%) CMS
13 18 (0.86%) Apache Spark
14 15 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.67%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.43%) Apache Solr
17 8 (0.38%) IIS
18 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 70 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 30 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (0.19%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.095%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.095%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.095%) Primavera
9 1 (0.048%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.048%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 369 (17.55%) Amazon AWS
2 193 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (3.80%) Office 365
4 79 (3.76%) IaaS
5 76 (3.61%) PaaS
6 51 (2.43%) GitHub
7 49 (2.33%) Datadog
8 46 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
9 43 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 43 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
10 40 (1.90%) SaaS
11 38 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 34 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
13 30 (1.43%) Amazon S3
14 28 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
15 26 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
16 16 (0.76%) OneDrive
17 13 (0.62%) Serverless
18 12 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.66%) Firewall
2 57 (2.71%) VPN
3 48 (2.28%) WAN
4 47 (2.23%) DNS
5 44 (2.09%) Network Security
6 35 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (1.57%) LAN
8 30 (1.43%) Skype
9 26 (1.24%) HTTP
10 24 (1.14%) TCP/IP
11 23 (1.09%) Internet
12 21 (1.00%) SSL
13 16 (0.76%) DHCP
14 14 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (0.67%) VoIP
14 14 (0.67%) Wireless
15 13 (0.62%) IPsec
16 10 (0.48%) AMQP
16 10 (0.48%) HTTPS
16 10 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
2 98 (4.66%) Big Data
3 78 (3.71%) SQL Server
4 71 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 53 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 39 (1.85%) MySQL
7 38 (1.81%) RDBMS
8 37 (1.76%) NoSQL
9 36 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 32 (1.52%) Hadoop
11 31 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
12 29 (1.38%) HBase
13 28 (1.33%) Adabas
14 26 (1.24%) Neo4j
14 26 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
16 22 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
17 21 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
19 17 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 254 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 250 (11.89%) Jenkins
3 176 (8.37%) JIRA
4 89 (4.23%) Maven
5 78 (3.71%) Cucumber
5 78 (3.71%) Selenium
6 71 (3.38%) SonarQube
7 60 (2.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 59 (2.81%) GitLab
9 51 (2.43%) Vagrant
10 50 (2.38%) Artifactory
10 50 (2.38%) JUnit
11 44 (2.09%) Mockito
12 30 (1.43%) Checkstyle
12 30 (1.43%) Liquibase
13 25 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
14 24 (1.14%) WebDriver
15 19 (0.90%) Grunt
16 18 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.71%) Gradle
General
1 239 (11.36%) Finance
2 79 (3.76%) Law
3 61 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 37 (1.76%) Marketing
6 35 (1.66%) Electronics
7 20 (0.95%) Legal
7 20 (0.95%) Retail
8 9 (0.43%) Banking
9 8 (0.38%) Back Office
10 7 (0.33%) Local Government
10 7 (0.33%) Military
10 7 (0.33%) Publishing
11 5 (0.24%) Advertising
12 4 (0.19%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.095%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.048%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.048%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 365 (17.36%) Developer
2 245 (11.65%) Architect
3 206 (9.80%) Analyst
4 198 (9.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 174 (8.27%) Java Developer
6 116 (5.52%) Consultant
7 108 (5.14%) Business Analyst
8 89 (4.23%) Project Manager
9 87 (4.14%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 78 (3.71%) AWS Engineer
11 70 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
12 65 (3.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 63 (3.00%) Tester
14 60 (2.85%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
15 51 (2.43%) Technical Architect
16 46 (2.19%) Delivery Manager
17 45 (2.14%) SC Cleared Project Manager
18 38 (1.81%) Data Architect
19 36 (1.71%) Solutions Architect
20 34 (1.62%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (6.85%) REST
2 106 (5.04%) HTML
3 96 (4.56%) Web Services
4 92 (4.37%) AngularJS
5 91 (4.33%) RESTful
6 69 (3.28%) .NET
7 64 (3.04%) CSS
8 59 (2.81%) Spring
9 57 (2.71%) SOAP
10 56 (2.66%) Kafka
11 53 (2.52%) Node.js
12 50 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
13 49 (2.33%) Hibernate
14 48 (2.28%) JSON
15 46 (2.19%) Java EE
16 43 (2.04%) HTML5
17 40 (1.90%) XML
18 39 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
18 39 (1.85%) Middleware
19 38 (1.81%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 110 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (4.47%) Data Centre
3 45 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
4 43 (2.04%) User Experience
5 40 (1.90%) Mainframe
6 39 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 38 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (1.28%) Cloud Native
10 25 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.00%) PKI
11 21 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (0.90%) Data Structures
13 18 (0.86%) NHS
14 13 (0.62%) Blog
15 10 (0.48%) W3C
16 9 (0.43%) Mobile App
17 8 (0.38%) Cyberattack
17 8 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 7 (0.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 357 (16.98%) Linux
2 206 (9.80%) Windows
3 117 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 85 (4.04%) Unix
5 62 (2.95%) Windows 10
6 51 (2.43%) Windows Server
7 48 (2.28%) CentOS
8 35 (1.66%) Ubuntu
8 35 (1.66%) VMS
9 28 (1.33%) CoreOS
10 22 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.48%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.33%) Solaris
13 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.29%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.14%) Android
16 3 (0.14%) Debian
16 3 (0.14%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (19.64%) DevOps
3 272 (12.93%) Migration
4 203 (9.65%) ITIL
5 198 (9.42%) Scrum
6 193 (9.18%) Test Automation
7 172 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 163 (7.75%) Project Management
9 143 (6.80%) Microservices
10 137 (6.51%) Open Source
11 134 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
12 124 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
13 123 (5.85%) TDD
14 118 (5.61%) Configuration Management
15 99 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
16 98 (4.66%) User Stories
17 93 (4.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 89 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
19 87 (4.14%) BDD
20 84 (3.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 407 (19.35%) Java
2 187 (8.89%) Python
3 181 (8.61%) SQL
4 121 (5.75%) JavaScript
5 104 (4.95%) Java 8
6 96 (4.56%) Bash Shell
7 72 (3.42%) PowerShell
8 69 (3.28%) Ruby
9 64 (3.04%) C#
10 44 (2.09%) Groovy
11 36 (1.71%) Go
12 33 (1.57%) PHP
13 30 (1.43%) JPQL
14 20 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.81%) Scala
15 17 (0.81%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.76%) VBScript
17 15 (0.71%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.67%) Perl
19 13 (0.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 2,103 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 136 (6.47%) DV Cleared
3 63 (3.00%) Degree
4 48 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 46 (2.19%) RHCE
6 43 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
7 38 (1.81%) CCNP
7 38 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 36 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 24 (1.14%) AWS Certification
10 16 (0.76%) CISSP
11 13 (0.62%) ISEB
11 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.57%) CISM
13 10 (0.48%) CISA
13 10 (0.48%) MCSE
14 9 (0.43%) CCNA
14 9 (0.43%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.76%) QA
2 58 (2.76%) PMO
3 21 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.57%) GDPR
5 10 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.48%) SLA
6 8 (0.38%) WAI
7 6 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.19%) FedRAMP
9 4 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.095%) HL7
11 2 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.095%) P3O
11 2 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 240 (11.41%) Docker
2 106 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 55 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.71%) etcd
5 15 (0.71%) flannel
6 14 (0.67%) Ceph
7 13 (0.62%) SkyDNS
8 12 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.52%) GlusterFS
9 11 (0.52%) VirtualBox
9 11 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.43%) HDFS
10 9 (0.43%) vSphere
11 7 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.33%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.19%) Squid
14 3 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 189 (8.99%) Kubernetes
2 180 (8.56%) Ansible
3 151 (7.18%) Puppet
4 143 (6.80%) Terraform
5 95 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.66%) Sysdig
7 34 (1.62%) Packer
8 24 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (1.09%) HAProxy
9 23 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 23 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 23 (1.09%) SCCM
10 22 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
10 22 (1.05%) Prometheus
11 19 (0.90%) Consul
12 18 (0.86%) rkt
13 17 (0.81%) Graphite
14 14 (0.67%) Grafana
15 11 (0.52%) Nagios
16 10 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 255 (12.13%) Oracle
2 138 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 94 (4.47%) Red Hat
4 93 (4.42%) Splunk
5 83 (3.95%) Cisco
6 82 (3.90%) VMware
7 47 (2.23%) SAP
8 46 (2.19%) Qualys
9 37 (1.76%) Google
10 28 (1.33%) Adobe
10 28 (1.33%) Atlassian
11 27 (1.28%) CheckPoint
12 26 (1.24%) ServiceNow
13 25 (1.19%) Talend
14 23 (1.09%) Juniper
15 19 (0.90%) HP
16 17 (0.81%) F5
17 16 (0.76%) Axway
17 16 (0.76%) IBM
18 14 (0.67%) SolarWinds