Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 342 471 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 34.27% 28.27% 29.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 74.19% 71.58% 65.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 303 352
South London median daily rate £522 £500 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% -1.04% +9.24%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £338
90th Percentile £630 £625 £711
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
% change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 5
South London median hourly rate £47.83 £42.27 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.17% +177.15% -65.34%
10th Percentile £38.40 £35.75 £13.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.09 £48.38
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% +4.56%

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 461 658 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 46.19% 39.50% 45.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 456 526
South London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £370 £362 £338
90th Percentile £638 £646 £688
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 25
South London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -15.79% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28.20 £35.00 £13.20
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.09 £48.38
London median hourly rate £35.90 £25.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +43.60% +20.48% +2.17%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 +1 308 £517 -0.53% 30
Kingston Upon Thames -10 8 - -
Merton -13 8 - -
SC Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 342 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 170 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (38.30%) AWS
4 129 (37.72%) DevOps
5 99 (28.95%) Java
6 86 (25.15%) Kubernetes
7 80 (23.39%) Jenkins
8 78 (22.81%) Python
8 78 (22.81%) Public Sector
9 77 (22.51%) Docker
10 70 (20.47%) Git (software)
11 60 (17.54%) Linux
12 56 (16.37%) Terraform
13 55 (16.08%) JIRA
14 54 (15.79%) Migration
15 52 (15.20%) Spring
16 51 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (13.74%) Microservices
18 46 (13.45%) Ansible
18 46 (13.45%) Confluence
18 46 (13.45%) Scrum
18 46 (13.45%) SQL
19 43 (12.57%) Java 8
20 36 (10.53%) Kafka
21 34 (9.94%) PostgreSQL
22 33 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
22 33 (9.65%) Test Automation
22 33 (9.65%) GitLab
23 31 (9.06%) Azure
23 31 (9.06%) Bash Shell

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 46 (13.45%) Confluence
2 20 (5.85%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (4.97%) nginx
4 12 (3.51%) Apache
5 6 (1.75%) JBoss
5 6 (1.75%) Red Hat Fuse
6 5 (1.46%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.46%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.46%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.88%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.88%) Camunda
8 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.29%) SAS
9 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 131 (38.30%) AWS
2 31 (9.06%) Azure
3 29 (8.48%) GitHub
4 23 (6.73%) Amazon S3
5 19 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (3.51%) OpenShift
7 8 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (1.75%) GCP
8 6 (1.75%) Route 53
9 5 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.46%) npm
9 5 (1.46%) PaaS
9 5 (1.46%) SaaS
9 5 (1.46%) Slack
10 4 (1.17%) Office 365
11 3 (0.88%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 2 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.85%) Firewall
2 13 (3.80%) DNS
3 10 (2.92%) WAN
4 8 (2.34%) SAN
5 7 (2.05%) VPN
6 6 (1.75%) HTTP
6 6 (1.75%) Network Security
7 5 (1.46%) DHCP
7 5 (1.46%) LAN
7 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.17%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.88%) Internet
9 3 (0.88%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.29%) DSL
10 1 (0.29%) FTP
10 1 (0.29%) IMAP
10 1 (0.29%) Skype
10 1 (0.29%) SNMP
10 1 (0.29%) SSL
10 1 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.94%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (7.02%) Amazon Redshift
3 20 (5.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.39%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (4.39%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.63%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.05%) Big Data
8 5 (1.46%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.88%) HBase
10 2 (0.58%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.58%) MySQL
11 1 (0.29%) DataStage
11 1 (0.29%) Flink
11 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 80 (23.39%) Jenkins
2 70 (20.47%) Git (software)
3 55 (16.08%) JIRA
4 33 (9.65%) GitLab
5 31 (9.06%) JUnit
6 28 (8.19%) Cucumber
7 27 (7.89%) Maven
7 27 (7.89%) Mockito
8 24 (7.02%) Artifactory
9 21 (6.14%) SonarQube
10 17 (4.97%) Selenium
11 13 (3.80%) webpack
12 12 (3.51%) DbUnit
12 12 (3.51%) Grunt
12 12 (3.51%) gulp
12 12 (3.51%) jMock
13 9 (2.63%) git-flow
14 6 (1.75%) Bitbucket Server
14 6 (1.75%) Gradle
14 6 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 78 (22.81%) Public Sector
2 18 (5.26%) Law
3 11 (3.22%) Marketing
3 11 (3.22%) Police
4 8 (2.34%) Finance
5 6 (1.75%) Electronics
5 6 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.75%) Retail
5 6 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.46%) Publishing
7 4 (1.17%) Legal
8 3 (0.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (26.90%) Developer
2 66 (19.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 64 (18.71%) Java Developer
4 39 (11.40%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 31 (9.06%) AWS DevOps
6 27 (7.89%) Architect
7 21 (6.14%) Analyst
7 21 (6.14%) AWS Engineer
8 20 (5.85%) AWS Developer
8 20 (5.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 19 (5.56%) DBA
10 16 (4.68%) Business Analyst
11 15 (4.39%) DevOps Developer
12 14 (4.09%) Administrator
12 14 (4.09%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 10 (2.92%) Communications Manager
13 10 (2.92%) Delivery Manager
13 10 (2.92%) Senior DevOps
13 10 (2.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 10 (2.92%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.20%) Spring
2 36 (10.53%) Kafka
3 29 (8.48%) REST
4 26 (7.60%) Web Services
5 24 (7.02%) Elastic Stack
5 24 (7.02%) RESTful
6 19 (5.56%) CSS
7 18 (5.26%) Node.js
8 17 (4.97%) Apache Camel
9 15 (4.39%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.39%) Hibernate
9 15 (4.39%) Spring Boot
10 14 (4.09%) HTML
10 14 (4.09%) SOAP
11 13 (3.80%) CSS3
11 13 (3.80%) HTML5
11 13 (3.80%) OpenID
11 13 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (3.51%) PowerMock
13 11 (3.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.22%) Cloud Native
2 10 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.92%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.75%) NHS
5 6 (1.75%) PKI
6 5 (1.46%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.46%) Replication
7 4 (1.17%) Fibre Optics
7 4 (1.17%) Semantic Web
7 4 (1.17%) User Experience
8 3 (0.88%) Blog
8 3 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.88%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.29%) Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.29%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.54%) Linux
2 19 (5.56%) Windows
3 18 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.22%) CentOS
6 8 (2.34%) Unix
7 6 (1.75%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.17%) CoreOS
9 4 (1.17%) SUSE
9 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.88%) Android
10 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (37.72%) DevOps
3 54 (15.79%) Migration
4 51 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (13.74%) Microservices
6 46 (13.45%) Scrum
7 33 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (9.65%) Test Automation
8 28 (8.19%) Open Source
8 28 (8.19%) TDD
9 27 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (7.60%) Configuration Management
11 25 (7.31%) Functional Programming
12 22 (6.43%) BDD
12 22 (6.43%) Workflow
13 21 (6.14%) Project Delivery
13 21 (6.14%) Project Management
14 18 (5.26%) PRINCE2
15 17 (4.97%) Service Design
15 17 (4.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 99 (28.95%) Java
2 78 (22.81%) Python
3 46 (13.45%) SQL
4 43 (12.57%) Java 8
5 31 (9.06%) Bash Shell
6 23 (6.73%) Go
7 22 (6.43%) Groovy
8 14 (4.09%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.34%) C
9 8 (2.34%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.34%) Ruby
9 8 (2.34%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.88%) ES6
12 3 (0.88%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.58%) C#
13 2 (0.58%) VBA
14 1 (0.29%) Perl
14 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 342 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.92%) AWS Certification
2 10 (2.92%) MCSA
2 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.75%) CISSP
4 6 (1.75%) Degree
5 4 (1.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (1.17%) CCDA
5 4 (1.17%) CCNA
5 4 (1.17%) CCNP
5 4 (1.17%) CCSP
5 4 (1.17%) CRISC
5 4 (1.17%) GIAC
5 4 (1.17%) JNCIA
5 4 (1.17%) JNCIP
5 4 (1.17%) JNCIS
5 4 (1.17%) MCSE
6 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.80%) PMO
2 10 (2.92%) NCSC
3 9 (2.63%) WCAG
4 7 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.75%) NIST
6 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.88%) COBIT
7 3 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.58%) QA
9 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.29%) GDPR
9 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 77 (22.51%) Docker
2 12 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.92%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (1.46%) Postfix
6 5 (1.46%) vSphere
7 4 (1.17%) iptables
7 4 (1.17%) KVM
8 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 86 (25.15%) Kubernetes
2 56 (16.37%) Terraform
3 46 (13.45%) Ansible
4 31 (9.06%) Puppet
5 24 (7.02%) Consul
6 20 (5.85%) Packer
7 10 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (2.34%) Kibana
9 7 (2.05%) logstash
9 7 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.75%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.75%) Sysdig
11 4 (1.17%) yum
12 3 (0.88%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.58%) Istio
13 2 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.58%) Rancher
14 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (6.14%) Greenplum
1 21 (6.14%) VMware
2 13 (3.80%) Red Hat
3 11 (3.22%) Atlassian
3 11 (3.22%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.92%) Oracle
5 9 (2.63%) Axway
6 8 (2.34%) Hortonworks
7 7 (2.05%) SAP
7 7 (2.05%) Sparx
7 7 (2.05%) Splunk
8 5 (1.46%) Dell
8 5 (1.46%) Juniper
8 5 (1.46%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.46%) Sybase
9 4 (1.17%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.17%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.58%) Google
10 2 (0.58%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.29%) BT