Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 51 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 +42
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2,374 1,714 1,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.21% 4.34% 3.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.61% 25.52% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,474 1,128 1,150
London median daily rate £510 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £309 £334 £300
90th Percentile £679 £625 £649
England median daily rate £450 £441 £413
% change year-on-year +2.16% +6.79% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 52 10
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.39% -6.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £13.98
90th Percentile £47.33 £47.00 £35.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -51.43% -3.75% +56.49%

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 7,756 6,716 7,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.01% 17.02% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,999 4,526 5,314
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 135 103
London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +31.58% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.59 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.16
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +23.99%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +2 570 £539 +14.63% 32
Central London -1 270 £498 +4.74% 37
West London -49 35 £475 - 20
East London +2 18 £650 -3.70% 8
North London -6 8 £563 +34.33%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 2,374 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 837 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
3 528 (22.24%) Amazon AWS
4 484 (20.39%) DevOps
5 471 (19.84%) Java
6 411 (17.31%) Linux
7 327 (13.77%) Windows
8 303 (12.76%) Scrum
9 285 (12.01%) Docker
10 278 (11.71%) Jenkins
11 270 (11.37%) Test Automation
12 257 (10.83%) Migration
13 255 (10.74%) Git (software)
14 247 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
15 231 (9.73%) Python
16 226 (9.52%) SQL
17 224 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
18 223 (9.39%) Finance
19 221 (9.31%) Microsoft
20 208 (8.76%) Configuration Management
21 205 (8.64%) DV Cleared
22 202 (8.51%) Puppet
23 196 (8.26%) JavaScript
24 193 (8.13%) Microservices
24 193 (8.13%) Kubernetes
25 191 (8.05%) Active Directory
26 190 (8.00%) Project Management
27 189 (7.96%) TDD
28 185 (7.79%) Terraform
29 184 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 112 (4.72%) Confluence
2 73 (3.07%) Tomcat
3 72 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 60 (2.53%) nginx
5 56 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 47 (1.98%) Apache Spark
7 41 (1.73%) Apache
8 30 (1.26%) JBoss
9 28 (1.18%) Skype for Business
10 20 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 20 (0.84%) WildFly
11 14 (0.59%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.46%) Gunicorn
13 9 (0.38%) CMS
14 7 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.29%) SAS
15 6 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.21%) IIS
16 5 (0.21%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 77 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.42%) Stata
8 7 (0.29%) Windchill
9 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.13%) Revit
9 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.084%) InVision
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.042%) HipChat
11 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.29%) Oracle SCM
3 4 (0.17%) Primavera
4 3 (0.13%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.13%) Demantra
4 3 (0.13%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.13%) SAP PLM
4 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.042%) Eikon
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 528 (22.24%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (5.48%) Office 365
4 58 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
5 50 (2.11%) Amazon S3
6 46 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 41 (1.73%) Serverless
8 39 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 37 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 35 (1.47%) npm
11 34 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
12 33 (1.39%) Route 53
13 30 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 30 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
14 29 (1.22%) GitHub
15 28 (1.18%) PaaS
16 27 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
17 26 (1.10%) SaaS
18 18 (0.76%) IaaS
19 16 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 148 (6.23%) Firewall
2 106 (4.47%) DNS
3 83 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 66 (2.78%) SSL
5 54 (2.27%) VPN
6 53 (2.23%) HTTP
7 52 (2.19%) LAN
8 51 (2.15%) Internet
9 43 (1.81%) WAN
10 29 (1.22%) Wireless
11 28 (1.18%) DHCP
12 27 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
13 25 (1.05%) Network Security
14 23 (0.97%) FTP
14 23 (0.97%) Skype
15 21 (0.88%) IPsec
16 18 (0.76%) BGP
17 17 (0.72%) Kerberos
17 17 (0.72%) OSPF
18 16 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
2 135 (5.69%) Big Data
3 105 (4.42%) Hadoop
4 103 (4.34%) MySQL
5 91 (3.83%) SQL Server
6 86 (3.62%) MongoDB
6 86 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 52 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
8 50 (2.11%) Redis
9 48 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (1.98%) HBase
11 42 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.14%) NoSQL
13 26 (1.10%) Neo4j
13 26 (1.10%) Power BI
14 22 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
15 21 (0.88%) Oracle Database
16 16 (0.67%) Data Mining
16 16 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (0.63%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 278 (11.71%) Jenkins
2 255 (10.74%) Git (software)
3 174 (7.33%) JIRA
4 81 (3.41%) Artifactory
5 80 (3.37%) Maven
6 72 (3.03%) Selenium
7 67 (2.82%) Cucumber
8 53 (2.23%) Vagrant
9 49 (2.06%) JUnit
10 48 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
11 46 (1.94%) Jasmine
12 42 (1.77%) Mockito
13 35 (1.47%) GitLab
13 35 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
14 33 (1.39%) Travis CI
15 32 (1.35%) Grunt
16 30 (1.26%) SonarQube
17 28 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 24 (1.01%) Protractor
19 23 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 223 (9.39%) Finance
2 85 (3.58%) Law
3 77 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 67 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 57 (2.40%) Marketing
6 51 (2.15%) Electronics
7 37 (1.56%) Retail
8 15 (0.63%) Legal
9 13 (0.55%) Banking
10 9 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.38%) Local Government
11 5 (0.21%) Publishing
12 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.13%) Automotive
12 3 (0.13%) Back Office
12 3 (0.13%) Games
13 2 (0.084%) Advertising
13 2 (0.084%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.084%) Military
14 1 (0.042%) Billing
Job Titles
1 405 (17.06%) Developer
2 304 (12.81%) Architect
3 267 (11.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 225 (9.48%) Analyst
5 192 (8.09%) Java Developer
6 106 (4.47%) Project Manager
7 104 (4.38%) Consultant
8 88 (3.71%) AWS Engineer
9 85 (3.58%) Business Analyst
10 80 (3.37%) AWS DevOps
11 74 (3.12%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 71 (2.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 71 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
13 67 (2.82%) Senior Developer
14 64 (2.70%) Desktop Support
15 61 (2.57%) Support Engineer
16 56 (2.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 51 (2.15%) SC Cleared Project Manager
18 50 (2.11%) Security Architect
19 49 (2.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (5.64%) Node.js
2 113 (4.76%) REST
3 111 (4.68%) Web Services
4 99 (4.17%) Spring
5 98 (4.13%) HTML
6 94 (3.96%) JSON
7 90 (3.79%) AngularJS
7 90 (3.79%) CSS
8 88 (3.71%) Kafka
9 82 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
10 79 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
11 75 (3.16%) XML
12 62 (2.61%) .NET
13 54 (2.27%) Apache Camel
13 54 (2.27%) Spring Boot
14 52 (2.19%) HTML5
14 52 (2.19%) JMS
15 50 (2.11%) RESTful
16 49 (2.06%) Hibernate
17 47 (1.98%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 149 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (5.01%) Data Centre
3 78 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
4 77 (3.24%) User Experience
5 48 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 46 (1.94%) Private Cloud
7 41 (1.73%) Public Cloud
8 31 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (1.10%) Smartphone
10 23 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
11 20 (0.84%) Blackberry
12 19 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 16 (0.67%) Cloud Native
13 16 (0.67%) iPad
14 15 (0.63%) Clustering
15 14 (0.59%) Computer Science
16 11 (0.46%) iPhone
16 11 (0.46%) NHS
17 10 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
17 10 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 411 (17.31%) Linux
2 327 (13.77%) Windows
3 110 (4.63%) Windows 10
4 104 (4.38%) Unix
5 102 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 96 (4.04%) CentOS
7 77 (3.24%) Windows Server
8 56 (2.36%) Apple iOS
9 54 (2.27%) Android
10 50 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 40 (1.68%) Mac OS X
11 40 (1.68%) Ubuntu
12 35 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (1.39%) CoreOS
14 26 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (0.80%) VMS
16 15 (0.63%) DC/OS
16 15 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.55%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 837 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (20.39%) DevOps
3 303 (12.76%) Scrum
4 270 (11.37%) Test Automation
5 257 (10.83%) Migration
6 247 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
7 208 (8.76%) Configuration Management
8 193 (8.13%) Microservices
9 190 (8.00%) Project Management
10 189 (7.96%) TDD
11 184 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 178 (7.50%) Open Source
13 171 (7.20%) ITIL
14 143 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
15 115 (4.84%) Service Management
16 114 (4.80%) BDD
17 109 (4.59%) PRINCE2
18 98 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
19 96 (4.04%) Programme Management
20 94 (3.96%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 471 (19.84%) Java
2 231 (9.73%) Python
3 226 (9.52%) SQL
4 196 (8.26%) JavaScript
5 130 (5.48%) Java 8
6 124 (5.22%) Bash Shell
7 111 (4.68%) Ruby
8 92 (3.88%) PowerShell
9 68 (2.86%) Groovy
10 52 (2.19%) C#
11 48 (2.02%) C
12 46 (1.94%) Perl
13 36 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 33 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 29 (1.22%) Scala
16 24 (1.01%) VBScript
17 19 (0.80%) JPQL
18 18 (0.76%) ES6
19 17 (0.72%) R
19 17 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2,374 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 205 (8.64%) DV Cleared
3 76 (3.20%) CTC Cleared
4 74 (3.12%) Degree
5 43 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 36 (1.52%) CISSP
8 31 (1.31%) CCNA
9 25 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 24 (1.01%) AWS Certification
11 20 (0.84%) CCNP
11 20 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
13 17 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.59%) MCSE
15 12 (0.51%) CCIE
15 12 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (0.38%) ISEB
16 9 (0.38%) ISTQB
17 8 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (1.90%) QA
2 41 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 40 (1.68%) PMO
4 34 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 26 (1.10%) GDPR
6 22 (0.93%) SLA
7 18 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 17 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.21%) RMADS
11 3 (0.13%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.13%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.084%) WCAG
13 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.042%) HMG Infosec
13 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 285 (12.01%) Docker
2 191 (8.05%) Active Directory
3 92 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 17 (0.72%) HDFS
7 17 (0.72%) vSphere
8 16 (0.67%) flannel
8 16 (0.67%) VirtualBox
9 14 (0.59%) NFS
10 13 (0.55%) etcd
11 12 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.38%) Squid
13 7 (0.29%) XenApp
14 5 (0.21%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.21%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.17%) vCloud
16 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 202 (8.51%) Puppet
2 193 (8.13%) Kubernetes
3 185 (7.79%) Terraform
4 182 (7.67%) Ansible
5 98 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
6 91 (3.83%) SCCM
7 57 (2.40%) logstash
8 44 (1.85%) Kibana
9 38 (1.60%) Packer
10 37 (1.56%) HAProxy
11 33 (1.39%) Grafana
12 31 (1.31%) Consul
12 31 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
13 29 (1.22%) SCOM
14 26 (1.10%) AirWatch
15 25 (1.05%) Nagios
16 23 (0.97%) ZABBIX
17 21 (0.88%) Prometheus
18 20 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
19 17 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 221 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 124 (5.22%) VMware
3 117 (4.93%) Oracle
4 97 (4.09%) Cisco
5 74 (3.12%) Red Hat
6 71 (2.99%) Google
7 57 (2.40%) SAP
8 42 (1.77%) Citrix
8 42 (1.77%) Hortonworks
9 36 (1.52%) Splunk
10 34 (1.43%) ServiceNow
11 28 (1.18%) Juniper
12 24 (1.01%) EMC
13 19 (0.80%) Adobe
13 19 (0.80%) HP
14 18 (0.76%) CheckPoint
15 17 (0.72%) Apple
15 17 (0.72%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.67%) Fortinet
17 15 (0.63%) New Relic