Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 38 28 21
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 +34
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2,279 1,688 1,579
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.86% 6.99% 7.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.83% 40.03% 40.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,697 1,262 1,095
10th Percentile £400 £369 £350
25th Percentile £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £508 £520
Median % change year-on-year +8.37% -2.40% -0.95%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £594
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
England median daily rate £550 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.20% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 5 24
10th Percentile - £46.73 £16.75
25th Percentile £39.75 £47.00 £20.26
Median hourly rate £44.50 £60.00 £36.25
Median % change year-on-year -25.83% +65.52% -8.23%
75th Percentile £49.25 - £47.10
90th Percentile £63.15 - £47.83
England median hourly rate £52.00 £42.84 £40.00
% change year-on-year +21.38% +7.10% +8.18%

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 6,024 4,217 3,916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.48% 17.46% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,198 2,889 2,664
10th Percentile £375 £330 £300
25th Percentile £463 £425 £401
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -1.67%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £740 £700 £659
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 68 58
10th Percentile £23.84 £19.73 £18.50
25th Percentile £25.68 £26.44 £22.01
Median hourly rate £44.13 £36.50 £34.34
Median % change year-on-year +20.89% +6.30% +16.40%
75th Percentile £49.25 £49.69 £47.83
90th Percentile £65.25 £59.83 £52.48
England median hourly rate £41.36 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.28% +36.36% -8.03%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +7 283 £550 +10.00% 40
South London -1 114 £550 +4.76% 18
North London -3 4 £459 +31.14%
East London -13 4 £775 +44.19% 2
West London -14 4 £500 -1.96% 11
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 2,279 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 786 (34.49%) Agile
3 523 (22.95%) Public Sector
4 519 (22.77%) DevOps
5 453 (19.88%) AWS
6 353 (15.49%) Azure
7 314 (13.78%) Java
7 314 (13.78%) Terraform
8 300 (13.16%) Social Skills
9 295 (12.94%) Kubernetes
10 294 (12.90%) CI/CD
11 273 (11.98%) Linux
12 272 (11.94%) Docker
13 271 (11.89%) Microsoft
14 240 (10.53%) JIRA
15 235 (10.31%) Python
16 233 (10.22%) DV Cleared
17 231 (10.14%) SQL
18 224 (9.83%) Scrum
19 204 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
20 202 (8.86%) Jenkins
21 200 (8.78%) Microservices
22 196 (8.60%) Git (software)
23 195 (8.56%) Finance
24 176 (7.72%) Windows
25 175 (7.68%) Ansible
26 174 (7.63%) Test Automation
27 169 (7.42%) Cybersecurity
28 168 (7.37%) Project Management
29 155 (6.80%) Migration

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
1 120 (5.27%) Confluence
2 49 (2.15%) Apache Spark
3 33 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.14%) Apache
5 18 (0.79%) IIS
6 17 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (0.66%) SAS
8 14 (0.61%) nginx
9 11 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.26%) Camunda
12 5 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.22%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.18%) JBoss
13 4 (0.18%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.18%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.18%) Traefik
13 4 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
14 3 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 59 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
2 38 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.18%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.18%) Revit
8 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.13%) InVision
9 2 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.088%) InDesign
9 2 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.044%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.044%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.044%) Sketch
10 1 (0.044%) SPSS
10 1 (0.044%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.26%) Oracle Utilities
2 6 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.18%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.088%) assyst
5 2 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.088%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.088%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.044%) Demantra
6 1 (0.044%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle ASCP
6 1 (0.044%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 453 (19.88%) AWS
2 353 (15.49%) Azure
3 90 (3.95%) Serverless
4 80 (3.51%) Microsoft 365
5 73 (3.20%) Amazon S3
6 67 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
7 60 (2.63%) GCP
8 58 (2.54%) GitHub
9 52 (2.28%) OpenShift
10 51 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
11 50 (2.19%) PaaS
12 40 (1.76%) Power Platform
13 33 (1.45%) SaaS
14 29 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
15 28 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 28 (1.23%) IaaS
16 25 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
17 22 (0.97%) Amazon EKS
18 21 (0.92%) GitHub Actions
19 20 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.85%) Firewall
2 47 (2.06%) WAN
3 32 (1.40%) DNS
3 32 (1.40%) VPN
4 30 (1.32%) LAN
5 26 (1.14%) SD-WAN
6 22 (0.97%) Internet
6 22 (0.97%) Network Security
7 13 (0.57%) DHCP
7 13 (0.57%) MPLS
7 13 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.48%) SAN
8 11 (0.48%) SSL
9 10 (0.44%) BGP
9 10 (0.44%) VLAN
10 9 (0.39%) Ethernet
10 9 (0.39%) HTTP
10 9 (0.39%) IPsec
10 9 (0.39%) OSPF
11 8 (0.35%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (2.63%) Big Data
4 57 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (2.19%) Pentaho
6 48 (2.11%) Metadata
7 40 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
7 40 (1.76%) Relational Database
8 33 (1.45%) Amazon Athena
9 31 (1.36%) Data Lake
9 31 (1.36%) Power BI
10 28 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 28 (1.23%) MySQL
10 28 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 27 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
11 27 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 26 (1.14%) NoSQL
13 25 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (0.92%) GIS
15 19 (0.83%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 240 (10.53%) JIRA
2 202 (8.86%) Jenkins
3 196 (8.60%) Git (software)
4 108 (4.74%) GitLab
5 44 (1.93%) Maven
5 44 (1.93%) Selenium
6 43 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 35 (1.54%) Bitbucket
8 27 (1.18%) JUnit
8 27 (1.18%) Mockito
8 27 (1.18%) REST Assured
9 25 (1.10%) WebDriver
10 24 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 18 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (0.75%) JMeter
13 16 (0.70%) Artifactory
14 15 (0.66%) CircleCI
15 14 (0.61%) Gradle
15 14 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (0.53%) SonarQube
General
1 523 (22.95%) Public Sector
2 300 (13.16%) Social Skills
3 195 (8.56%) Finance
4 126 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
6 41 (1.80%) Law
7 35 (1.54%) Influencing Skills
8 32 (1.40%) Aviation
8 32 (1.40%) Local Government
9 26 (1.14%) Police
10 25 (1.10%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
12 16 (0.70%) Legal
13 14 (0.61%) Documentation Skills
13 14 (0.61%) Marketing
14 12 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.53%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.48%) Banking
16 9 (0.39%) Electronics
17 8 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 373 (16.37%) Developer
2 261 (11.45%) Architect
3 242 (10.62%) Analyst
4 232 (10.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 140 (6.14%) Business Analyst
6 114 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 92 (4.04%) Data Engineer
8 87 (3.82%) AWS Engineer
9 78 (3.42%) Project Manager
10 72 (3.16%) Consultant
11 71 (3.12%) Delivery Manager
12 69 (3.03%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 65 (2.85%) AWS DevOps
14 58 (2.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 54 (2.37%) Designer
16 50 (2.19%) Technical Architect
17 47 (2.06%) Azure Engineer
17 47 (2.06%) Senior Manager
18 46 (2.02%) Full Stack Developer
18 46 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (4.65%) Spring
2 105 (4.61%) React
3 103 (4.52%) Kafka
4 76 (3.33%) HTML
5 71 (3.12%) CSS
6 70 (3.07%) RESTful
7 66 (2.90%) Spring Boot
8 62 (2.72%) Node.js
9 52 (2.28%) .NET
10 51 (2.24%) REST
11 47 (2.06%) JSON
12 41 (1.80%) AngularJS
13 34 (1.49%) XML
14 31 (1.36%) Web Services
15 29 (1.27%) JPA
16 26 (1.14%) Hibernate
16 26 (1.14%) WireMock
17 24 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
18 23 (1.01%) Apache NiFi
19 17 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 86 (3.77%) Data Centre
2 52 (2.28%) Management Information System
3 42 (1.84%) Clustering
4 41 (1.80%) Public Cloud
5 39 (1.71%) User Experience
6 34 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (1.32%) Kinect
8 24 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (0.83%) PKI
10 19 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.53%) Cloud Native
11 12 (0.53%) CMDB
11 12 (0.53%) Cybercrime
12 11 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.48%) NHS
13 10 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.44%) Legacy Systems
13 10 (0.44%) PMI
13 10 (0.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 273 (11.98%) Linux
2 176 (7.72%) Windows
3 83 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 57 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (2.24%) Unix
6 40 (1.76%) Windows 10
7 14 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (0.48%) Android
9 11 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.44%) CentOS
10 10 (0.44%) VMS
10 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.26%) Solaris
13 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.13%) AIX
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (34.49%) Agile
2 519 (22.77%) DevOps
3 294 (12.90%) CI/CD
4 224 (9.83%) Scrum
5 204 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 200 (8.78%) Microservices
7 174 (7.63%) Test Automation
8 169 (7.42%) Cybersecurity
9 168 (7.37%) Project Management
10 155 (6.80%) Migration
11 138 (6.06%) ITIL
12 115 (5.05%) Service Management
12 115 (5.05%) TDD
13 114 (5.00%) Infrastructure as Code
14 111 (4.87%) Project Delivery
14 111 (4.87%) Software Engineering
15 102 (4.48%) Change Management
16 98 (4.30%) Waterfall
17 97 (4.26%) Analytics
17 97 (4.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 314 (13.78%) Java
2 235 (10.31%) Python
3 231 (10.14%) SQL
4 133 (5.84%) JavaScript
5 105 (4.61%) PowerShell
6 67 (2.94%) Bash
7 65 (2.85%) C#
8 59 (2.59%) C
9 36 (1.58%) Go
10 33 (1.45%) Scala
11 32 (1.40%) TypeScript
12 27 (1.18%) Ruby
12 27 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.05%) C++
14 22 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 21 (0.92%) T-SQL
16 11 (0.48%) Groovy
17 10 (0.44%) Rust
18 7 (0.31%) Apex Code
18 7 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,279 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 233 (10.22%) DV Cleared
3 79 (3.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 44 (1.93%) PMI Certification
5 39 (1.71%) PMP
6 37 (1.62%) CISSP
7 36 (1.58%) APMP
7 36 (1.58%) CTC Cleared
8 28 (1.23%) Degree
9 25 (1.10%) ISTQB
10 24 (1.05%) CISM
11 21 (0.92%) ISEB
12 20 (0.88%) AWS Certification
13 18 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (0.61%) CCNP
15 14 (0.61%) CRISC
16 13 (0.57%) CISA
16 13 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.48%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.95%) PMO
2 82 (3.60%) QA
3 43 (1.89%) SLA
4 36 (1.58%) Accessibility
5 32 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.88%) NCSC
7 18 (0.79%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.66%) NIST
9 12 (0.53%) WCAG
10 11 (0.48%) GRC
11 10 (0.44%) GDPR
12 7 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
13 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.22%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
15 4 (0.18%) COBIT
15 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 272 (11.94%) Docker
2 111 (4.87%) Active Directory
3 64 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.44%) VMware NSX
6 10 (0.44%) vSphere
7 7 (0.31%) Firmware
7 7 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (0.18%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.088%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.088%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.088%) NFS
11 2 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 314 (13.78%) Terraform
2 295 (12.94%) Kubernetes
3 175 (7.68%) Ansible
4 58 (2.54%) Puppet
5 29 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 26 (1.14%) Packer
7 25 (1.10%) SCCM
8 23 (1.01%) Grafana
9 22 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (0.75%) Kibana
12 15 (0.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 13 (0.57%) Consul
13 13 (0.57%) SCOM
13 13 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
13 13 (0.57%) ZABBIX
14 10 (0.44%) Prometheus
14 10 (0.44%) vRealize
15 9 (0.39%) Nagios
16 8 (0.35%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 271 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 135 (5.92%) Oracle
3 113 (4.96%) VMware
4 86 (3.77%) Splunk
5 76 (3.33%) Cisco
6 62 (2.72%) Red Hat
7 49 (2.15%) Talend
8 32 (1.40%) IBM
9 30 (1.32%) Google
10 29 (1.27%) ServiceNow
11 23 (1.01%) CheckPoint
11 23 (1.01%) Informatica
11 23 (1.01%) SAP
12 22 (0.97%) Remedy
13 19 (0.83%) Palo Alto
14 18 (0.79%) Cloudera
15 17 (0.75%) Dell
15 17 (0.75%) HP
16 16 (0.70%) Juniper
16 16 (0.70%) Salesforce.com