Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 19 50
Rank change year-on-year +1 +31 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 1,719 1,855 2,102
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.94% 7.56% 4.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.35% 39.61% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,273 1,308 1,377
10th Percentile £363 £350 £350
25th Percentile £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% -0.95% +5.00%
75th Percentile £576 £591 £610
90th Percentile £645 £650 £689
England median daily rate £493 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.03% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 25
10th Percentile £44.48 £18.26 £18.70
25th Percentile £46.03 £19.94 £30.00
Median hourly rate £53.50 £42.75 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.15% +6.88% +113.90%
75th Percentile £60.00 £47.49 £47.09
90th Percentile " £47.83 £47.53
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.18 £36.26
% change year-on-year +9.29% +13.55% +93.92%

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 3,965 4,683 7,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.31% 19.09% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,718 3,236 4,649
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
England median daily rate £480 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 117
10th Percentile £19.11 £18.70 £12.80
25th Percentile £26.65 £23.44 £18.14
Median hourly rate £36.50 £43.00 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.12% +48.28% +45.00%
75th Percentile £50.00 £50.31 £46.37
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.23 £53.75
England median hourly rate £39.92 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.15% - +27.91%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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
Central London +16 180 £485 -5.37% 30
South London +1 103 £525 - 8
West London 0 18 £510 +2.00% 19
East London +24 11 £538 -2.27% 3
North London +5 4 £350 -26.32% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 1,719 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 596 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
3 375 (21.82%) DevOps
4 362 (21.06%) AWS
5 340 (19.78%) Public Sector
6 336 (19.55%) Azure
7 266 (15.47%) Java
8 242 (14.08%) Docker
9 212 (12.33%) Kubernetes
10 207 (12.04%) Terraform
11 184 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 181 (10.53%) Microsoft
13 168 (9.77%) Python
14 164 (9.54%) Linux
15 162 (9.42%) Microservices
16 156 (9.08%) SQL
17 146 (8.49%) Windows
18 141 (8.20%) DV Cleared
19 132 (7.68%) Jenkins
20 125 (7.27%) Finance
21 118 (6.86%) Migration
22 117 (6.81%) Ansible
23 114 (6.63%) Project Management
24 113 (6.57%) Cybersecurity
25 110 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
25 110 (6.40%) JavaScript
26 105 (6.11%) PowerShell
27 102 (5.93%) Test Automation
28 98 (5.70%) Git (software)
29 97 (5.64%) Scrum

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 63 (3.66%) Confluence
2 49 (2.85%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (1.51%) Apache Spark
5 24 (1.40%) Apache
6 19 (1.11%) IIS
7 14 (0.81%) Red Hat Fuse
8 13 (0.76%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.70%) JBoss
10 11 (0.64%) Camunda
10 11 (0.64%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.58%) CMS
11 10 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.52%) nginx
13 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.29%) Jetty
14 5 (0.29%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.058%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.058%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.058%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.058%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.058%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.058%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 362 (21.06%) AWS
2 336 (19.55%) Azure
3 75 (4.36%) Serverless
4 73 (4.25%) Power Platform
5 67 (3.90%) Microsoft 365
6 64 (3.72%) PaaS
7 49 (2.85%) AWS Lambda
8 44 (2.56%) Amazon S3
9 38 (2.21%) PowerApps
10 37 (2.15%) IaaS
11 34 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
12 32 (1.86%) GitHub
12 32 (1.86%) OpenShift
13 31 (1.80%) Logic Apps
14 28 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
15 27 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (1.57%) GCP
15 27 (1.57%) SaaS
16 24 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
17 21 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.21%) Firewall
2 30 (1.75%) DNS
3 28 (1.63%) WAN
4 21 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.16%) Network Security
6 19 (1.11%) DHCP
6 19 (1.11%) HTTP
7 16 (0.93%) FTP
7 16 (0.93%) LAN
8 14 (0.81%) VPN
9 13 (0.76%) Internet
10 11 (0.64%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.64%) Skype
11 8 (0.47%) Wireless
12 7 (0.41%) BGP
12 7 (0.41%) SD-WAN
12 7 (0.41%) SMTP
12 7 (0.41%) SSL
12 7 (0.41%) VLAN
12 7 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (4.83%) Big Data
2 80 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 77 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 39 (2.27%) Power BI
6 31 (1.80%) Tableau
7 29 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 23 (1.34%) Apache Hive
9 21 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 19 (1.11%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.99%) MySQL
13 16 (0.93%) Impala
14 15 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
15 13 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (0.76%) Tableau Server
16 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database
16 12 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (0.64%) HBase
18 10 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 132 (7.68%) Jenkins
2 98 (5.70%) Git (software)
3 77 (4.48%) JIRA
4 55 (3.20%) GitLab
5 40 (2.33%) Selenium
6 39 (2.27%) Maven
7 30 (1.75%) JUnit
8 27 (1.57%) Cucumber
9 25 (1.45%) SonarQube
10 20 (1.16%) Bitbucket
10 20 (1.16%) Hudson
10 20 (1.16%) JMeter
11 18 (1.05%) Gradle
12 17 (0.99%) Ant
12 17 (0.99%) Cypress.io
13 13 (0.76%) Mockito
13 13 (0.76%) NeoLoad
13 13 (0.76%) webpack
14 12 (0.70%) LoadRunner
14 12 (0.70%) Postman
General
1 340 (19.78%) Public Sector
2 125 (7.27%) Finance
3 66 (3.84%) Law
4 31 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.34%) Police
6 12 (0.70%) Banking
7 11 (0.64%) Marketing
8 10 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.47%) Legal
10 7 (0.41%) Electronics
10 7 (0.41%) Local Government
11 3 (0.17%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (0.17%) Military
11 3 (0.17%) Retail
12 2 (0.12%) Billing
12 2 (0.12%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.12%) Publishing
13 1 (0.058%) Games
Job Titles
1 289 (16.81%) Developer
2 238 (13.85%) Architect
3 164 (9.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 125 (7.27%) Analyst
5 103 (5.99%) Java Developer
6 94 (5.47%) Consultant
7 89 (5.18%) AWS DevOps
8 82 (4.77%) AWS Engineer
9 64 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
10 63 (3.66%) Project Manager
11 62 (3.61%) Business Analyst
11 62 (3.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 61 (3.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 53 (3.08%) Software Engineer
14 52 (3.03%) Azure Engineer
14 52 (3.03%) Data Engineer
15 51 (2.97%) Designer
16 38 (2.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 38 (2.21%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 38 (2.21%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.65%) HTML
2 72 (4.19%) Node.js
3 71 (4.13%) Web Services
4 66 (3.84%) CSS
4 66 (3.84%) REST
4 66 (3.84%) Spring
5 65 (3.78%) Kafka
6 60 (3.49%) JSON
7 56 (3.26%) React
8 52 (3.03%) Spring Boot
9 46 (2.68%) .NET
10 38 (2.21%) RESTful
11 34 (1.98%) AngularJS
12 29 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
12 29 (1.69%) XML
13 25 (1.45%) GraphQL
14 24 (1.40%) jQuery
15 23 (1.34%) HTML5
16 22 (1.28%) Redux
16 22 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.01%) User Experience
3 67 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 42 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 31 (1.80%) Public Cloud
6 27 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (1.11%) Cloud Native
8 17 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (0.81%) CMDB
9 14 (0.81%) Cybercrime
9 14 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 13 (0.76%) Clustering
10 13 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (0.64%) Replication
13 9 (0.52%) PKI
13 9 (0.52%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.47%) Cyber Defence
14 8 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 164 (9.54%) Linux
2 146 (8.49%) Windows
3 50 (2.91%) Windows Server
4 37 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 30 (1.75%) Unix
6 18 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.52%) CentOS
10 8 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (0.41%) AIX
12 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.058%) Android
15 1 (0.058%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (21.82%) DevOps
3 184 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 162 (9.42%) Microservices
5 118 (6.86%) Migration
6 114 (6.63%) Project Management
7 113 (6.57%) Cybersecurity
8 102 (5.93%) Test Automation
9 97 (5.64%) Scrum
10 95 (5.53%) ITIL
11 93 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
12 91 (5.29%) Software Engineering
13 90 (5.24%) Waterfall
14 85 (4.94%) Data Modelling
14 85 (4.94%) Project Delivery
15 84 (4.89%) TDD
16 79 (4.60%) Decision-Making
17 74 (4.30%) Change Management
17 74 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
18 71 (4.13%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 266 (15.47%) Java
2 168 (9.77%) Python
3 156 (9.08%) SQL
4 110 (6.40%) JavaScript
5 105 (6.11%) PowerShell
6 57 (3.32%) Java 8
7 50 (2.91%) Bash Shell
8 42 (2.44%) C#
9 37 (2.15%) TypeScript
10 35 (2.04%) C
11 26 (1.51%) R
12 21 (1.22%) Scala
13 18 (1.05%) Go
13 18 (1.05%) Ruby
14 16 (0.93%) ES6
15 14 (0.81%) C++
16 13 (0.76%) VB
17 12 (0.70%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.58%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,719 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 141 (8.20%) DV Cleared
3 33 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 29 (1.69%) CISSP
5 28 (1.63%) Degree
6 20 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.76%) AWS Certification
9 12 (0.70%) CISM
10 11 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
10 11 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (0.58%) CCNP
11 10 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.52%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 8 (0.47%) VCAP
14 7 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (0.41%) CREST Certified
14 7 (0.41%) ISEB
15 6 (0.35%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.42%) QA
2 25 (1.45%) WCAG
3 23 (1.34%) NCSC
4 20 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.76%) PMO
7 11 (0.64%) GDPR
8 10 (0.58%) NIST
9 9 (0.52%) COBIT
10 8 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
11 7 (0.41%) SLA
12 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.12%) P3O
15 1 (0.058%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 242 (14.08%) Docker
2 78 (4.54%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.11%) HDFS
5 18 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.70%) vSphere
9 8 (0.47%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.35%) GPFS
11 6 (0.35%) PowerHA
12 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.23%) Xen
13 3 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 2 (0.12%) vCloud
15 1 (0.058%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.058%) KVM
15 1 (0.058%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.058%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 212 (12.33%) Kubernetes
2 207 (12.04%) Terraform
3 117 (6.81%) Ansible
4 31 (1.80%) Puppet
5 23 (1.34%) Packer
6 18 (1.05%) Grafana
6 18 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (0.70%) Prometheus
8 11 (0.64%) Kibana
9 8 (0.47%) SCCM
10 7 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (0.41%) Nessus
10 7 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.29%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.29%) vRealize
12 4 (0.23%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.17%) EnCase
13 3 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 181 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 87 (5.06%) Oracle
3 48 (2.79%) VMware
4 33 (1.92%) Cisco
5 30 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 29 (1.69%) Cloudera
7 27 (1.57%) Splunk
8 25 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.11%) IBM
10 18 (1.05%) Google
11 17 (0.99%) Dell
11 17 (0.99%) SAP
12 14 (0.81%) Hortonworks
13 13 (0.76%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.70%) Databricks
15 11 (0.64%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.64%) Remedy
15 11 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.58%) Twitter
17 9 (0.52%) Talend