Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 6 April 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 Clearance
London > Central London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 53 57
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4 -10
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 313 398 399
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 5.97% 4.43% 4.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.98% 29.61% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 226 240
Median daily rate £525 £494 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -0.75% +10.56%
10th Percentile £305 £266 £212
90th Percentile £650 £681 £650
London median daily rate £524 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.19% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 22
Median hourly rate £18.70 £32.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.46% +73.80% +15.90%
10th Percentile £12.54 £18.70 £18.00
90th Percentile £31.74 £35.00 £29.75
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% -54.39%

Security 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 Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 803 1,344 1,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.32% 14.94% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 900 904
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £256 £263 £270
90th Percentile £663 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 42
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.18 £22.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.25% -4.84% +24.05%
10th Percentile £19.32 £17.50 £18.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.00 £53.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -23.00%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Central London

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Central London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Central London

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in Central London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Central London

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Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Central London region over the 6 months to 6 April 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
City of London +41 218 £525 +10.53% 25
City of Westminster +5 46 £500 -3.85% 1
West End of London +22 21 £525 -3.67% 1
Camden +3 1 £540 +27.06%
Security Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Central London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 245 (78.27%) SC Cleared
2 86 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (22.36%) Public Sector
4 62 (19.81%) DevOps
5 54 (17.25%) Linux
6 44 (14.06%) Microsoft
7 39 (12.46%) Java
7 39 (12.46%) Azure
8 38 (12.14%) AWS
8 38 (12.14%) JIRA
9 37 (11.82%) Git (software)
10 36 (11.50%) DV Cleared
10 36 (11.50%) Jenkins
10 36 (11.50%) Terraform
11 34 (10.86%) Confluence
12 33 (10.54%) Windows
12 33 (10.54%) Ansible
12 33 (10.54%) Docker
13 32 (10.22%) Kubernetes
14 30 (9.58%) Oracle
14 30 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (8.31%) Migration
15 26 (8.31%) Project Management
16 25 (7.99%) SQL
17 23 (7.35%) Finance
17 23 (7.35%) Infrastructure as Code
18 21 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (6.71%) .NET
18 21 (6.71%) HTML
19 20 (6.39%) Python

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 34 (10.86%) Confluence
2 8 (2.56%) OpenStack
2 8 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.24%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.60%) SAS
5 4 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.28%) JBoss
5 4 (1.28%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.28%) Red Hat Fuse
5 4 (1.28%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.64%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) Drupal
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 10 (3.19%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.64%) Figma
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.64%) SPSS
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (4.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.46%) Azure
2 38 (12.14%) AWS
3 18 (5.75%) Office 365
4 15 (4.79%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (4.15%) GitHub
5 13 (4.15%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.60%) IaaS
6 5 (1.60%) Serverless
7 4 (1.28%) G Suite
7 4 (1.28%) PaaS
7 4 (1.28%) SaaS
8 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.96%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.64%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.64%) GCP
9 2 (0.64%) Route 53
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.56%) Firewall
2 6 (1.92%) Network Security
2 6 (1.92%) WAN
3 5 (1.60%) LAN
4 4 (1.28%) Internet
4 4 (1.28%) VPN
5 3 (0.96%) DNS
5 3 (0.96%) Wireless
6 2 (0.64%) 3G
6 2 (0.64%) 4G
6 2 (0.64%) 5G
6 2 (0.64%) DHCP
6 2 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.64%) Intranet
6 2 (0.64%) Skype
6 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.64%) WebEx
7 1 (0.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) Q.931
7 1 (0.32%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (3.83%) Power BI
4 10 (3.19%) Big Data
5 4 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.28%) FileMaker
5 4 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.96%) MySQL
7 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.32%) DataStage
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.32%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 38 (12.14%) JIRA
2 37 (11.82%) Git (software)
3 36 (11.50%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.88%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.56%) GitLab
6 7 (2.24%) Postman
7 6 (1.92%) Maven
7 6 (1.92%) Selenium
7 6 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.60%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.28%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.28%) JMeter
9 4 (1.28%) JUnit
9 4 (1.28%) RSpec
9 4 (1.28%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.96%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.96%) Subversion
11 2 (0.64%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.64%) Mockito
11 2 (0.64%) NUnit
General
1 70 (22.36%) Public Sector
2 23 (7.35%) Finance
3 10 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.88%) Law
5 7 (2.24%) Electronics
5 7 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.24%) Marketing
6 3 (0.96%) Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Billing
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
7 2 (0.64%) Legal
7 2 (0.64%) Retail
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 48 (15.34%) Developer
2 43 (13.74%) Analyst
3 34 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (10.54%) Architect
5 24 (7.67%) Business Analyst
6 16 (5.11%) Project Manager
7 12 (3.83%) Consultant
7 12 (3.83%) Java Developer
8 10 (3.19%) PMO Manager
8 10 (3.19%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 10 (3.19%) Technical Architect
9 8 (2.56%) Coordinator
9 8 (2.56%) Deskside Engineer
9 8 (2.56%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (2.56%) PMO Coordinator
9 8 (2.56%) PMO Planner
10 7 (2.24%) Designer
10 7 (2.24%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 7 (2.24%) Software Developer
10 7 (2.24%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.71%) .NET
1 21 (6.71%) HTML
2 14 (4.47%) Web Services
3 10 (3.19%) JSON
4 9 (2.88%) REST
5 8 (2.56%) CSS
5 8 (2.56%) XML
6 7 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.92%) SOAP
7 6 (1.92%) Spring
8 5 (1.60%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (1.60%) Apache Camel
8 5 (1.60%) HTML5
8 5 (1.60%) Node.js
8 5 (1.60%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (1.28%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.96%) J2EE
10 3 (0.96%) Middleware
10 3 (0.96%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.83%) User Experience
3 8 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.24%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.60%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.28%) BYOD
7 3 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (0.96%) W3C
8 2 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.64%) Blog
8 2 (0.64%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.64%) iPad
8 2 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.32%) iPhone
9 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.25%) Linux
2 33 (10.54%) Windows
3 10 (3.19%) Ubuntu
3 10 (3.19%) Unix
4 7 (2.24%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.28%) CentOS
5 4 (1.28%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.96%) Android
7 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.64%) Debian
7 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.32%) VME
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (19.81%) DevOps
3 30 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (8.31%) Migration
4 26 (8.31%) Project Management
5 23 (7.35%) Infrastructure as Code
6 21 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (6.39%) Test Automation
8 18 (5.75%) CRM
9 17 (5.43%) Waterfall
10 15 (4.79%) ITIL
10 15 (4.79%) Programme Management
10 15 (4.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 15 (4.79%) TDD
11 14 (4.47%) Data Analysis
11 14 (4.47%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (4.47%) Project Delivery
12 12 (3.83%) Business Analysis
12 12 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (3.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.46%) Java
2 25 (7.99%) SQL
3 20 (6.39%) Python
4 16 (5.11%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.15%) C#
6 9 (2.88%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.24%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.24%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.24%) Ruby
8 6 (1.92%) C++
8 6 (1.92%) Java 8
9 5 (1.60%) C
10 4 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.96%) Groovy
11 3 (0.96%) PHP
11 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.64%) Go
12 2 (0.64%) Perl
12 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.32%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 245 (78.27%) SC Cleared
2 36 (11.50%) DV Cleared
3 16 (5.11%) CTC Cleared
4 11 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (3.19%) BC Cleared
6 6 (1.92%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.60%) CISSP
7 5 (1.60%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.28%) CCNA
8 4 (1.28%) Degree
9 3 (0.96%) CCENT
9 3 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.64%) CISM
10 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.64%) ISEB
10 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.64%) SANS
11 1 (0.32%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.15%) PMO
2 7 (2.24%) QA
3 4 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.96%) NIST
4 3 (0.96%) WCAG
5 2 (0.64%) GDPR
5 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.64%) NCSC
5 2 (0.64%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
System Software
1 33 (10.54%) Docker
2 10 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.96%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (11.50%) Terraform
2 33 (10.54%) Ansible
3 32 (10.22%) Kubernetes
4 19 (6.07%) Packer
5 17 (5.43%) Istio
6 13 (4.15%) Puppet
7 7 (2.24%) Consul
8 5 (1.60%) Kibana
9 4 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.28%) SCCM
10 3 (0.96%) Grafana
10 3 (0.96%) logstash
10 3 (0.96%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.64%) SELinux
12 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Statspack
12 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.58%) Oracle
3 15 (4.79%) VMware
4 9 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (2.88%) SAP
5 7 (2.24%) Cisco
5 7 (2.24%) F5
6 6 (1.92%) Palo Alto
7 5 (1.60%) Citrix
7 5 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.28%) Juniper
8 4 (1.28%) Xerox
9 3 (0.96%) Axway
9 3 (0.96%) HP
9 3 (0.96%) Informatica
9 3 (0.96%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.96%) Splunk
9 3 (0.96%) Sybase
10 2 (0.64%) Google
10 2 (0.64%) Remedy