Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 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 Clearance
London > Central London
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 79 57
Rank change year-on-year +41 -22 -7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 390 316 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.22% 3.43% 4.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.21% 23.81% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 184 205
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%
10th Percentile £266 £313 £298
90th Percentile £658 £696 £695
London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 28 18
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% - +3.31%
10th Percentile £21.96 £14.88 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.40 £20.00 £29.75
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +87.17% - -28.08%

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 1,140 1,327 1,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.25% 14.41% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 922 877
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £299
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 54 38
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.65 £26.73 £34.55
London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £19.64
% change year-on-year +52.64% +16.75% +2.13%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Central London

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Central London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Central London

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Central London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor 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 14 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
City of London +54 253 £484 +1.84% 40
City of Westminster +3 53 £525 +2.44%
West End of London +20 20 £513 -2.38%
Camden +5 1 £384 -
Security Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 307 (78.72%) SC Cleared
2 104 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (23.85%) Public Sector
4 69 (17.69%) DevOps
5 66 (16.92%) Java
6 65 (16.67%) AWS
7 62 (15.90%) Linux
8 61 (15.64%) Microsoft
9 58 (14.87%) Finance
10 57 (14.62%) Windows
11 51 (13.08%) SQL
11 51 (13.08%) DV Cleared
12 50 (12.82%) JavaScript
13 42 (10.77%) Migration
14 41 (10.51%) Jenkins
15 40 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
16 38 (9.74%) HTML
17 36 (9.23%) Terraform
18 35 (8.97%) Ansible
18 35 (8.97%) Docker
18 35 (8.97%) Oracle
18 35 (8.97%) Python
18 35 (8.97%) Azure
19 34 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
20 32 (8.21%) Project Management
21 31 (7.95%) .NET
22 29 (7.44%) ITIL
22 29 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
22 29 (7.44%) Microservices
22 29 (7.44%) Kubernetes

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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 28 (7.18%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.85%) Confluence
3 10 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.31%) IIS
4 9 (2.31%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.31%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (1.54%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.28%) JBoss
7 5 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.03%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.03%) CMS
9 2 (0.51%) Apache
9 2 (0.51%) Jetty
9 2 (0.51%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (16.67%) AWS
2 35 (8.97%) Azure
3 24 (6.15%) Office 365
4 21 (5.38%) Power Platform
5 11 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.79%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.79%) Datadog
7 7 (1.79%) Serverless
7 7 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.28%) GCP
9 5 (1.28%) GitHub
9 5 (1.28%) IaaS
9 5 (1.28%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Flow
10 4 (1.03%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.87%) Firewall
2 17 (4.36%) WAN
3 16 (4.10%) VPN
4 13 (3.33%) LAN
5 10 (2.56%) Internet
6 8 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (1.79%) Wireless
8 6 (1.54%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.28%) BGP
9 5 (1.28%) Network Security
10 4 (1.03%) MPLS
10 4 (1.03%) OSPF
10 4 (1.03%) Skype
11 3 (0.77%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.77%) IPsec
11 3 (0.77%) SSH
12 2 (0.51%) 802.11
12 2 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.64%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (4.10%) Power BI
4 15 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.31%) MySQL
9 8 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.79%) Big Data
10 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 41 (10.51%) Jenkins
2 26 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 24 (6.15%) JIRA
4 17 (4.36%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 10 (2.56%) Selenium
6 9 (2.31%) Maven
7 7 (1.79%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.54%) Bitbucket Server
8 6 (1.54%) Gradle
8 6 (1.54%) JUnit
8 6 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.28%) EasyMock
9 5 (1.28%) GitLab
9 5 (1.28%) Hudson
9 5 (1.28%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.03%) Subversion
11 3 (0.77%) Moq
General
1 93 (23.85%) Public Sector
2 58 (14.87%) Finance
3 17 (4.36%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.82%) Banking
4 11 (2.82%) Marketing
5 9 (2.31%) Electronics
5 9 (2.31%) Law
5 9 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.28%) Games
7 4 (1.03%) Legal
8 3 (0.77%) Retail
9 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Police
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (18.72%) Developer
2 54 (13.85%) Architect
3 41 (10.51%) Analyst
4 34 (8.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (5.38%) Business Analyst
6 18 (4.62%) Consultant
7 12 (3.08%) .NET Developer
8 11 (2.82%) Deskside Engineer
8 11 (2.82%) Java Developer
8 11 (2.82%) Security Architect
9 10 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (2.31%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (2.31%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (2.31%) Project Manager
10 9 (2.31%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 9 (2.31%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.05%) Network Engineer
11 8 (2.05%) Security Consultant
11 8 (2.05%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.74%) HTML
2 31 (7.95%) .NET
3 22 (5.64%) Web Services
4 18 (4.62%) CSS
4 18 (4.62%) JSON
4 18 (4.62%) Node.js
4 18 (4.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 17 (4.36%) XML
6 12 (3.08%) Spring
7 10 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 10 (2.56%) GraphQL
8 9 (2.31%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.31%) jQuery
8 9 (2.31%) React
8 9 (2.31%) RESTful
8 9 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (2.05%) XSLT
10 7 (1.79%) SOAP
10 7 (1.79%) WCF
11 6 (1.54%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.90%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.64%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.31%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.31%) User Experience
5 8 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.54%) PKI
7 4 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.03%) W3C
8 3 (0.77%) BYOD
8 3 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.77%) NHS
8 3 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.51%) Derivative
9 2 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.90%) Linux
2 57 (14.62%) Windows
3 18 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (4.62%) Windows 10
4 13 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 11 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.31%) Unix
7 8 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.79%) CentOS
9 6 (1.54%) Debian
9 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.03%) Android
11 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.77%) Solaris
12 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.26%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.69%) DevOps
3 42 (10.77%) Migration
4 40 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (8.21%) Project Management
7 29 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (7.44%) ITIL
7 29 (7.44%) Microservices
8 26 (6.67%) CRM
9 25 (6.41%) Open Source
10 24 (6.15%) Change Management
10 24 (6.15%) Configuration Management
11 23 (5.90%) Scrum
12 21 (5.38%) Test Automation
13 20 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (5.13%) Project Delivery
14 19 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (4.87%) TDD
15 17 (4.36%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.92%) Java
2 51 (13.08%) SQL
3 50 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 35 (8.97%) Python
5 22 (5.64%) Ruby
6 21 (5.38%) C#
6 21 (5.38%) Perl
7 19 (4.87%) Bash Shell
8 14 (3.59%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.08%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.05%) Go
11 6 (1.54%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.28%) C++
12 5 (1.28%) Groovy
13 3 (0.77%) C
13 3 (0.77%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.51%) Clojure
14 2 (0.51%) ClojureScript
14 2 (0.51%) Java 8
14 2 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 307 (78.72%) SC Cleared
2 51 (13.08%) DV Cleared
3 16 (4.10%) CTC Cleared
3 16 (4.10%) Degree
4 10 (2.56%) BC Cleared
5 9 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.05%) RHCE
7 7 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.54%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.54%) HND
9 5 (1.28%) CCNA
9 5 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.03%) CCIE
10 4 (1.03%) CISSP
10 4 (1.03%) OCA
10 4 (1.03%) OCP
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.77%) CCNP
11 3 (0.77%) Dell Certification
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.31%) SLA
2 7 (1.79%) PMO
3 5 (1.28%) QA
4 4 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.03%) NIST
4 4 (1.03%) WCAG
5 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.51%) GDPR
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.26%) P3O
7 1 (0.26%) RMADS
7 1 (0.26%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 35 (8.97%) Docker
2 24 (6.15%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.26%) etcd
6 1 (0.26%) HDFS
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.26%) Samba
6 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (9.23%) Terraform
2 35 (8.97%) Ansible
3 29 (7.44%) Kubernetes
4 26 (6.67%) Puppet
5 15 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.33%) Consul
7 9 (2.31%) Suricata
8 8 (2.05%) Packer
9 4 (1.03%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.51%) Cacti
10 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.51%) Kibana
10 2 (0.51%) Nagios
10 2 (0.51%) Nessus
10 2 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.51%) Salt
10 2 (0.51%) SCCM
10 2 (0.51%) SELinux
Vendors
1 61 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.97%) Oracle
3 18 (4.62%) Red Hat
4 13 (3.33%) Splunk
5 11 (2.82%) F5
5 11 (2.82%) Google
6 10 (2.56%) Qualys
6 10 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (2.31%) SAP
7 9 (2.31%) VMware
8 8 (2.05%) Cisco
8 8 (2.05%) Sybase
9 7 (1.79%) CA
9 7 (1.79%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.54%) Juniper
10 6 (1.54%) Tableau
11 5 (1.28%) Cloudera
11 5 (1.28%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.28%) Twitter
12 4 (1.03%) Aerohive Networks