Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 42 73
Rank change year-on-year +29 +31 -10
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 182 378 306
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 9.03% 4.71% 3.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.28% 32.28% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 246 181
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £269
90th Percentile £639 £644 £700
London median daily rate £515 £520 £510
% change year-on-year -0.96% +1.96% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 40
Median hourly rate £13.50 £42.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.05% +125.94% +1.64%
10th Percentile £12.75 £32.98 £14.68
90th Percentile £14.25 £53.33 £18.83
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% -

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 411 1,171 1,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.39% 14.60% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 835 927
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £305 £300 £263
90th Percentile £650 £679 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 66
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.47 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.52% +4.09% -
10th Percentile £14.66 £10.88 £14.00
90th Percentile £46.18 £46.38 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.76 £20.50
% change year-on-year +0.70% +69.54% +5.13%

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 19 September 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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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 19 September 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 +41 144 £525 +10.53% 28
City of Westminster +2 18 £500 -9.09%
West End of London +13 17 £500 -13.04%
Security Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 136 (74.73%) SC Cleared
2 48 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (19.23%) Public Sector
4 34 (18.68%) DevOps
5 33 (18.13%) AWS
6 25 (13.74%) Azure
7 24 (13.19%) Python
8 23 (12.64%) DV Cleared
9 22 (12.09%) Jenkins
10 21 (11.54%) Git (software)
11 20 (10.99%) Kubernetes
11 20 (10.99%) Linux
12 18 (9.89%) SQL
12 18 (9.89%) Oracle
13 17 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (9.34%) Business Case
14 16 (8.79%) Terraform
14 16 (8.79%) Java
14 16 (8.79%) Windows
15 15 (8.24%) Scrum
15 15 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (7.69%) Docker
16 14 (7.69%) ITIL
17 13 (7.14%) Microsoft
17 13 (7.14%) Information Management
17 13 (7.14%) Test Automation
17 13 (7.14%) Decision-Making
18 12 (6.59%) Project Delivery
18 12 (6.59%) BPSS Clearance
18 12 (6.59%) Web Services

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 8 (4.40%) Confluence
2 7 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.75%) SAS
4 4 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.20%) IIS
4 4 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.55%) nginx
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.10%) SPSS
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.55%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.13%) AWS
2 25 (13.74%) Azure
3 6 (3.30%) PaaS
4 4 (2.20%) Office 365
4 4 (2.20%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.65%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.65%) GCP
5 3 (1.65%) IaaS
5 3 (1.65%) SaaS
6 2 (1.10%) GitHub
6 2 (1.10%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.10%) Serverless
6 2 (1.10%) Slack
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.55%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.30%) Firewall
2 4 (2.20%) LAN
3 3 (1.65%) Skype
3 3 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.10%) DNS
4 2 (1.10%) VPN
4 2 (1.10%) WAN
5 1 (0.55%) DHCP
5 1 (0.55%) DMZ
5 1 (0.55%) Internet
5 1 (0.55%) IPv4
5 1 (0.55%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.55%) Network Security
5 1 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.55%) OSPF
5 1 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.55%) SAN
5 1 (0.55%) SNMP
5 1 (0.55%) TACACS
5 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.04%) Big Data
1 11 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.95%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.20%) Power BI
5 3 (1.65%) MySQL
6 2 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.10%) Impala
6 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.55%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.55%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 22 (12.09%) Jenkins
2 21 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.49%) JIRA
4 7 (3.85%) GitLab
5 6 (3.30%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.30%) Maven
6 4 (2.20%) Hudson
6 4 (2.20%) JUnit
6 4 (2.20%) Selenium
7 3 (1.65%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.65%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.65%) JMeter
7 3 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.65%) Postman
8 2 (1.10%) Gradle
8 2 (1.10%) NUnit
8 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.10%) TestNG
8 2 (1.10%) Toad
8 2 (1.10%) WebLOAD
General
1 35 (19.23%) Public Sector
2 10 (5.49%) Finance
2 10 (5.49%) Law
3 8 (4.40%) Police
4 3 (1.65%) Banking
5 2 (1.10%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Local Government
5 2 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (13.19%) Analyst
2 22 (12.09%) Architect
3 20 (10.99%) Developer
4 18 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.04%) Business Analyst
6 9 (4.95%) Data Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) Consultant
7 8 (4.40%) Technical Architect
8 7 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.75%) DBA
9 5 (2.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (2.75%) Senior Developer
9 5 (2.75%) Software Developer
9 5 (2.75%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.20%) Administrator
10 4 (2.20%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.20%) Senior Manager
10 4 (2.20%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.59%) Web Services
2 10 (5.49%) HTML
3 9 (4.95%) CSS
4 5 (2.75%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (2.20%) LDAP
5 4 (2.20%) RESTful
5 4 (2.20%) WireMock
6 3 (1.65%) .NET
6 3 (1.65%) Celery
6 3 (1.65%) HTML5
6 3 (1.65%) J2EE
6 3 (1.65%) Java EE
6 3 (1.65%) jQuery
6 3 (1.65%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.65%) REST
6 3 (1.65%) Sass
6 3 (1.65%) SOAP
6 3 (1.65%) Spring
6 3 (1.65%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.30%) User Experience
4 3 (1.65%) Blog
4 3 (1.65%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.65%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.55%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.55%) PKI
6 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.99%) Linux
2 16 (8.79%) Windows
3 10 (5.49%) Unix
4 7 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.75%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.20%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.65%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.55%) AIX
8 1 (0.55%) CentOS
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.55%) VMS
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (18.68%) DevOps
3 17 (9.34%) Business Case
3 17 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (8.24%) Scrum
5 14 (7.69%) ITIL
6 13 (7.14%) Decision-Making
6 13 (7.14%) Information Management
6 13 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 12 (6.59%) Project Delivery
8 11 (6.04%) Service Management
9 10 (5.49%) Coaching
10 9 (4.95%) Analytics
10 9 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (4.95%) Programme Management
10 9 (4.95%) Project Management
10 9 (4.95%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (4.40%) TDD
11 8 (4.40%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.19%) Python
2 18 (9.89%) SQL
3 16 (8.79%) Java
4 12 (6.59%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.49%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.95%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.30%) C#
8 5 (2.75%) R
9 4 (2.20%) C
10 3 (1.65%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.65%) VBScript
11 2 (1.10%) Perl
11 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.10%) Ruby
11 2 (1.10%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.55%) C++
12 1 (0.55%) Groovy
12 1 (0.55%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (74.73%) SC Cleared
2 23 (12.64%) DV Cleared
3 12 (6.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.30%) BC Cleared
5 4 (2.20%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.65%) Degree
6 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.10%) CISM
7 2 (1.10%) CISSP
7 2 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.10%) MCSE
8 1 (0.55%) CCDA
8 1 (0.55%) CCDP
8 1 (0.55%) CCNP
8 1 (0.55%) CLAS
8 1 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.55%) CRISC
8 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.55%) GIAC
8 1 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.20%) NCSC
1 4 (2.20%) WCAG
2 3 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.65%) PMO
3 2 (1.10%) RMADS
4 1 (0.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (7.69%) Docker
2 5 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.55%) HDFS
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (10.99%) Kubernetes
2 16 (8.79%) Terraform
3 8 (4.40%) Ansible
4 5 (2.75%) Kibana
4 5 (2.75%) logstash
4 5 (2.75%) SCCM
5 4 (2.20%) Packer
5 4 (2.20%) RSA Archer
6 3 (1.65%) Grafana
6 3 (1.65%) Istio
6 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.65%) Puppet
7 2 (1.10%) Consul
7 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.55%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.55%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.55%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (9.89%) Oracle
2 13 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.40%) Cloudera
4 6 (3.30%) Splunk
5 4 (2.20%) VMware
6 3 (1.65%) Google
6 3 (1.65%) Remedy
7 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe
8 1 (0.55%) Axway
8 1 (0.55%) BMC
8 1 (0.55%) Capita
8 1 (0.55%) HP
8 1 (0.55%) Lumension
8 1 (0.55%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.55%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.55%) Sophos
8 1 (0.55%) Tableau