Period
to 10 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South London with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 10 August 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
London > South London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 188 365 641
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South London 46.53% 28.29% 33.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 75.50% 76.36% 73.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 263 400
Median daily rate £525 £513 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -6.73% +12.82%
10th Percentile £325 £400 £362
90th Percentile £596 £675 £719
London median daily rate £523 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 26
Median hourly rate £44.76 £47.83 £42.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +13.84% -6.63%
10th Percentile £32.50 £35.00 £17.63
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.65 £47.83
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% +1.91%

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 South London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 249 478 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 61.63% 37.05% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 344 570
Median daily rate £520 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76% +13.51%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £356
90th Percentile £585 £688 £689
London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 33
Median hourly rate £44.76 £47.50 £41.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.78% +14.71% -13.42%
10th Percentile £34.20 £25.00 £13.10
90th Percentile £48.57 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% +1.82%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South London.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in South London

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in South London.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in South London

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in South London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in South London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in South London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in South London.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in South London

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in South London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in South London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in South London

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South London region over the 6 months to 10 August 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
Croydon -1 159 £525 +2.44% 12
Merton +8 14 - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames +6 14 - - 3
SC Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 South London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 188 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 144 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (52.66%) DevOps
4 96 (51.06%) Java
5 77 (40.96%) Test Automation
6 65 (34.57%) Jenkins
7 60 (31.91%) AWS
8 41 (21.81%) TDD
9 39 (20.74%) Spring
9 39 (20.74%) GitLab
10 38 (20.21%) Spring Boot
11 37 (19.68%) Public Sector
11 37 (19.68%) REST
11 37 (19.68%) Maven
12 36 (19.15%) Cucumber
13 35 (18.62%) Git (software)
14 34 (18.09%) BDD
15 33 (17.55%) Linux
16 30 (15.96%) JIRA
16 30 (15.96%) Selenium
16 30 (15.96%) React
17 29 (15.43%) Microservices
17 29 (15.43%) JavaScript
18 28 (14.89%) HTML
19 27 (14.36%) SQL
20 26 (13.83%) CSS
21 25 (13.30%) Scrum
21 25 (13.30%) HTML5
22 24 (12.77%) Confluence
23 23 (12.23%) CSS3

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 24 (12.77%) Confluence
2 19 (10.11%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (4.26%) Red Hat Fuse
4 7 (3.72%) JBoss
4 7 (3.72%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.13%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.13%) nginx
5 4 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.60%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.06%) Apache
7 2 (1.06%) Jetty
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.53%) Camunda
8 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 60 (31.91%) AWS
2 17 (9.04%) Azure
3 13 (6.91%) GCP
4 6 (3.19%) IaaS
4 6 (3.19%) SaaS
5 4 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.13%) Slack
6 3 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.60%) GitHub
7 2 (1.06%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.32%) DNS
2 8 (4.26%) DHCP
3 6 (3.19%) Firewall
4 5 (2.66%) SAN
5 4 (2.13%) HTTP
5 4 (2.13%) SNMP
6 3 (1.60%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (1.60%) Skype
6 3 (1.60%) SSL
6 3 (1.60%) VLAN
7 2 (1.06%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.06%) SSH
8 1 (0.53%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.53%) LAN
8 1 (0.53%) Multicast
8 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.53%) VPN
8 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (5.85%) Data Mining
3 6 (3.19%) Big Data
4 5 (2.66%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.06%) HBase
7 2 (1.06%) MySQL
7 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.53%) Flink
8 1 (0.53%) JanusGraph
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 65 (34.57%) Jenkins
2 39 (20.74%) GitLab
3 37 (19.68%) Maven
4 36 (19.15%) Cucumber
5 35 (18.62%) Git (software)
6 30 (15.96%) JIRA
6 30 (15.96%) Selenium
7 13 (6.91%) JMeter
8 12 (6.38%) NeoLoad
9 11 (5.85%) eggPlant
9 11 (5.85%) JUnit
9 11 (5.85%) LoadUI
9 11 (5.85%) WebDriver
10 10 (5.32%) Artifactory
10 10 (5.32%) Grunt
10 10 (5.32%) gulp
11 8 (4.26%) Jasmine
11 8 (4.26%) SonarQube
12 7 (3.72%) Cypress.io
13 6 (3.19%) REST Assured
General
1 37 (19.68%) Public Sector
2 6 (3.19%) Police
3 3 (1.60%) Finance
3 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.06%) Law
4 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (32.98%) Developer
2 32 (17.02%) Java Developer
3 25 (13.30%) Test Engineer
4 21 (11.17%) Architect
5 19 (10.11%) Analyst
5 19 (10.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (9.04%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 17 (9.04%) Test Analyst
7 14 (7.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (6.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 13 (6.91%) React Developer
9 12 (6.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 9 (4.79%) Web Applications Developer
11 7 (3.72%) Applications Developer
11 7 (3.72%) Performance Test Engineer
11 7 (3.72%) Tester
11 7 (3.72%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.19%) Consultant
12 6 (3.19%) Performance Engineer
12 6 (3.19%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.74%) Spring
2 38 (20.21%) Spring Boot
3 37 (19.68%) REST
4 30 (15.96%) React
5 28 (14.89%) HTML
6 26 (13.83%) CSS
7 25 (13.30%) HTML5
8 23 (12.23%) CSS3
9 20 (10.64%) AngularJS
10 19 (10.11%) Redux
11 18 (9.57%) Sass
12 17 (9.04%) Elastic Stack
12 17 (9.04%) Node.js
13 16 (8.51%) Apache Camel
14 14 (7.45%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (6.38%) Gherkin
16 10 (5.32%) JSON
17 9 (4.79%) Hibernate
18 8 (4.26%) JPA
18 8 (4.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.45%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.13%) Cloud Native
3 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.60%) User Experience
5 2 (1.06%) Derivative
5 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.53%) Clustering
6 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.53%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.53%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.55%) Linux
2 22 (11.70%) Unix
3 21 (11.17%) Windows
4 9 (4.79%) CentOS
5 7 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.66%) Debian
6 5 (2.66%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.13%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.06%) Android
8 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (52.66%) DevOps
3 77 (40.96%) Test Automation
4 41 (21.81%) TDD
5 34 (18.09%) BDD
6 29 (15.43%) Microservices
7 25 (13.30%) Scrum
8 22 (11.70%) Dependency Injection
8 22 (11.70%) Front End Development
8 22 (11.70%) Software Engineering
9 20 (10.64%) Build Automation
9 20 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (9.04%) Open Source
11 16 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (8.51%) OO
11 16 (8.51%) Scenario Testing
11 16 (8.51%) Test Strategy
12 14 (7.45%) Performance Testing
12 14 (7.45%) Waterfall
13 13 (6.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 96 (51.06%) Java
2 29 (15.43%) JavaScript
3 27 (14.36%) SQL
4 21 (11.17%) Python
5 10 (5.32%) Shell Script
6 9 (4.79%) Java 8
7 7 (3.72%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.72%) Groovy
7 7 (3.72%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.60%) C++
8 3 (1.60%) Perl
8 3 (1.60%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.06%) Clojure
9 2 (1.06%) ClojureScript
9 2 (1.06%) Ruby
9 2 (1.06%) Scala
10 1 (0.53%) Go
10 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 188 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.60%) VCAP
3 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) JNCIA
3 1 (0.53%) JNCIP
3 1 (0.53%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.98%) QA
2 5 (2.66%) WCAG
3 2 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.98%) Docker
2 9 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.26%) vSphere
4 4 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.06%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 20 (10.64%) Kubernetes
2 15 (7.98%) Terraform
3 11 (5.85%) SCOM
3 11 (5.85%) ZABBIX
4 10 (5.32%) Ansible
5 7 (3.72%) logstash
6 5 (2.66%) Consul
6 5 (2.66%) Packer
6 5 (2.66%) Puppet
7 4 (2.13%) Kibana
7 4 (2.13%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.60%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.06%) Salt
10 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.53%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (6.91%) Splunk
2 12 (6.38%) AppDynamics
2 12 (6.38%) SolarWinds
3 11 (5.85%) Dynatrace
3 11 (5.85%) New Relic
3 11 (5.85%) VMware
4 8 (4.26%) Oracle
4 8 (4.26%) SAP
5 7 (3.72%) Axway
6 6 (3.19%) Ariba
6 6 (3.19%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.13%) Dell
7 4 (2.13%) Juniper
7 4 (2.13%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.13%) Sparx
8 3 (1.60%) EMC
8 3 (1.60%) Sybase
9 2 (1.06%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.06%) Sophos