Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 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
London > South London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 319 559 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 28.16% 30.02% 27.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 72.17% 72.13% 66.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 363 274
South London median daily rate £513 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £393 £350 £325
90th Percentile £640 £675 £700
London median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 5
South London median hourly rate £44.50 £39.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.66% +159.02% -67.27%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.70 £13.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.06 £48.38
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +87.17% - +6.86%

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 442 775 621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 39.01% 41.62% 41.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 544 403
South London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £332
90th Percentile £673 £663 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 27
South London median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% -17.89% -3.44%
10th Percentile £22.20 £18.70 £13.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.05 £51.20
London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +46.84% +19.18% +4.55%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in South London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in South London

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in South London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in South London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in South London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in South London

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in South London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor 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 16 November 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
Croydon +1 287 £513 - 29
Kingston Upon Thames -7 6 - -
Merton -9 6 - -
SC Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 South London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 319 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 147 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (36.05%) AWS
4 111 (34.80%) DevOps
5 85 (26.65%) Java
6 77 (24.14%) Public Sector
7 74 (23.20%) Kubernetes
8 66 (20.69%) Git (software)
9 64 (20.06%) Jenkins
10 59 (18.50%) JIRA
11 58 (18.18%) Migration
11 58 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (17.24%) Docker
13 52 (16.30%) Microservices
14 49 (15.36%) Terraform
15 48 (15.05%) Confluence
16 44 (13.79%) Python
17 43 (13.48%) Scrum
18 40 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (12.23%) Spring
20 38 (11.91%) Linux
21 34 (10.66%) SQL
22 33 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
22 33 (10.34%) Test Automation
23 31 (9.72%) Azure
23 31 (9.72%) Maven
24 30 (9.40%) REST
24 30 (9.40%) Java 8
25 29 (9.09%) GitHub
25 29 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift

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 48 (15.05%) Confluence
2 21 (6.58%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (6.27%) nginx
4 9 (2.82%) Apache
5 8 (2.51%) Apache Solr
5 8 (2.51%) JBoss
5 8 (2.51%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.57%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.63%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 115 (36.05%) AWS
2 31 (9.72%) Azure
3 29 (9.09%) GitHub
4 26 (8.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (6.58%) Amazon S3
6 16 (5.02%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (3.45%) GCP
8 9 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.82%) OpenShift
9 7 (2.19%) npm
10 6 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (1.88%) Route 53
10 6 (1.88%) Slack
11 3 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.94%) SaaS
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle CX
12 2 (0.63%) PaaS
13 1 (0.31%) AWS CodePipeline
13 1 (0.31%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.39%) Firewall
1 14 (4.39%) VPN
2 8 (2.51%) DNS
3 7 (2.19%) WAN
4 5 (1.57%) Network Security
5 4 (1.25%) HTTP
5 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.94%) DHCP
6 3 (0.94%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.94%) SAN
7 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.63%) LAN
8 1 (0.31%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.31%) DSL
8 1 (0.31%) FTP
8 1 (0.31%) IMAP
8 1 (0.31%) Internet
8 1 (0.31%) SMTP
8 1 (0.31%) SNMP
8 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
3 20 (6.27%) Big Data
4 17 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.08%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.45%) SQL Server
8 6 (1.88%) HBase
9 5 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.63%) MySQL
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.31%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 66 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 64 (20.06%) Jenkins
3 59 (18.50%) JIRA
4 31 (9.72%) Maven
5 29 (9.09%) JUnit
6 26 (8.15%) Mockito
7 24 (7.52%) SonarQube
8 21 (6.58%) Selenium
9 20 (6.27%) Cucumber
10 15 (4.70%) Grunt
10 15 (4.70%) gulp
11 14 (4.39%) DbUnit
11 14 (4.39%) jMock
12 12 (3.76%) GitLab
13 10 (3.13%) Artifactory
13 10 (3.13%) webpack
14 9 (2.82%) git-flow
15 6 (1.88%) WebDriver
16 4 (1.25%) MSI
16 4 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 77 (24.14%) Public Sector
2 16 (5.02%) Finance
3 13 (4.08%) Law
4 11 (3.45%) Police
5 8 (2.51%) Electronics
5 8 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.51%) Marketing
5 8 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.19%) Legal
7 5 (1.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (23.82%) Developer
2 53 (16.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (15.99%) Java Developer
4 38 (11.91%) Architect
5 29 (9.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 28 (8.78%) Analyst
7 22 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
8 20 (6.27%) Business Analyst
9 16 (5.02%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 15 (4.70%) AWS Architect
11 14 (4.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.39%) AWS Engineer
12 13 (4.08%) AWS Developer
13 11 (3.45%) DBA
13 11 (3.45%) Tester
14 10 (3.13%) Senior DevOps
14 10 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.13%) Service Manager
15 9 (2.82%) Automation Tester
15 9 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.23%) Spring
2 30 (9.40%) REST
3 26 (8.15%) Web Services
4 23 (7.21%) RESTful
5 22 (6.90%) Kafka
6 21 (6.58%) CSS
7 20 (6.27%) Hibernate
8 18 (5.64%) Apache Camel
8 18 (5.64%) SOAP
9 17 (5.33%) HTML
9 17 (5.33%) Node.js
10 15 (4.70%) CSS3
10 15 (4.70%) HTML5
10 15 (4.70%) OpenID
10 15 (4.70%) Spring Boot
11 14 (4.39%) JSON
11 14 (4.39%) PowerMock
11 14 (4.39%) RabbitMQ
12 13 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (3.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.76%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.57%) Cloud Native
4 5 (1.57%) NHS
4 5 (1.57%) Replication
5 4 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.25%) User Experience
6 3 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.63%) Blog
7 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.63%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (0.63%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.31%) Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.31%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.31%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.91%) Linux
2 19 (5.96%) Windows
3 17 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (3.45%) CentOS
5 10 (3.13%) Unix
5 10 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.25%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.94%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.63%) SUSE
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.31%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (34.80%) DevOps
3 58 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 58 (18.18%) Migration
4 52 (16.30%) Microservices
5 43 (13.48%) Scrum
6 40 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 29 (9.09%) TDD
9 28 (8.78%) BDD
10 27 (8.46%) Project Delivery
11 26 (8.15%) Project Management
12 23 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (6.27%) Service Design
14 19 (5.96%) Configuration Management
14 19 (5.96%) Decision-Making
14 19 (5.96%) Kanban
14 19 (5.96%) Mentoring
15 18 (5.64%) Business Analysis
15 18 (5.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 85 (26.65%) Java
2 44 (13.79%) Python
3 34 (10.66%) SQL
4 30 (9.40%) Java 8
5 19 (5.96%) Groovy
6 16 (5.02%) Bash Shell
6 16 (5.02%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.45%) Go
8 9 (2.82%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.51%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.57%) C
12 4 (1.25%) ES6
13 3 (0.94%) JPQL
13 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.94%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.63%) C#
14 2 (0.63%) VBA
15 1 (0.31%) Perl
15 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 319 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.45%) AWS Certification
2 11 (3.45%) MCSA
2 11 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.88%) CISSP
4 5 (1.57%) Degree
4 5 (1.57%) MCSE
5 4 (1.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (1.25%) CCSP
5 4 (1.25%) CRISC
5 4 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (1.25%) GIAC
6 3 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.63%) CEH
7 2 (0.63%) IIBA
7 2 (0.63%) JNCIA
7 2 (0.63%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.13%) WCAG
2 9 (2.82%) PMO
3 5 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.57%) NIST
3 5 (1.57%) QA
4 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (1.25%) NCSC
5 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (17.24%) Docker
2 13 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.19%) vSphere
5 4 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.94%) Postfix
7 2 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.31%) iptables
8 1 (0.31%) KVM
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 74 (23.20%) Kubernetes
2 49 (15.36%) Terraform
3 26 (8.15%) Consul
4 25 (7.84%) Ansible
5 20 (6.27%) Packer
6 19 (5.96%) Puppet
7 8 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.88%) Kibana
9 4 (1.25%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.25%) logstash
9 4 (1.25%) Sysdig
10 2 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.63%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.63%) Rancher
11 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.31%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (7.84%) Greenplum
2 16 (5.02%) VMware
3 14 (4.39%) Oracle
4 13 (4.08%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.13%) Atlassian
5 10 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.13%) Sparx
6 9 (2.82%) SAP
7 7 (2.19%) Axway
7 7 (2.19%) Splunk
8 6 (1.88%) Google
9 5 (1.57%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.57%) Sybase
10 3 (0.94%) Dell
10 3 (0.94%) Juniper
10 3 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.63%) Fortinet
11 2 (0.63%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.63%) IBM
11 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds