Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 63 54
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 -10
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 351 361 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.15% 3.96% 4.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.95% 27.92% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 216 192
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.44% -1.11%
10th Percentile £253 £219 £273
90th Percentile £659 £650 £624
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 32 13
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £18.70 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.80% +28.97% -14.07%
10th Percentile £31.25 £14.79 £12.90
90th Percentile £34.75 £21.35 £18.70
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £26.50
% change year-on-year +87.17% -29.43% +43.24%

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 1,172 1,293 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.87% 14.17% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 929 763
Central London median daily rate £510 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +9.65% +1.33%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £688 £644
London median daily rate £513 £500 £471
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.10% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 56 21
Central London median hourly rate £21.18 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.26% +5.23% -18.41%
10th Percentile £12.05 £14.13 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.20 £51.00 £25.04
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £24.68
% change year-on-year +64.71% -13.90% +24.96%

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

Security Cleared
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 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Central London

Security Cleared
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
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 26 June 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 +10 196 £500 +0.50% 20
City of Westminster -9 39 £550 +15.79% 2
West End of London +12 24 £550 -10.20% 3
Security Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 245 (69.80%) SC Cleared
2 114 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (22.22%) Java
4 58 (16.52%) DV Cleared
5 55 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
6 51 (14.53%) DevOps
7 45 (12.82%) Windows
8 44 (12.54%) Migration
9 43 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (11.97%) Python
11 40 (11.40%) Linux
12 38 (10.83%) Finance
13 35 (9.97%) Cybersecurity
14 34 (9.69%) Big Data
14 34 (9.69%) Microservices
15 33 (9.40%) Kubernetes
16 32 (9.12%) Active Directory
16 32 (9.12%) SQL
17 31 (8.83%) Docker
18 29 (8.26%) Project Management
19 27 (7.69%) TDD
19 27 (7.69%) Ansible
20 26 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
20 26 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
21 25 (7.12%) Test Automation
22 24 (6.84%) Git (software)
22 24 (6.84%) .NET
22 24 (6.84%) JavaScript
22 24 (6.84%) Scrum
22 24 (6.84%) Jenkins

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 9 (2.56%) Apache
2 8 (2.28%) Confluence
2 8 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.42%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.85%) nginx
5 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.57%) WildFly
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.28%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.28%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.28%) SAS
6 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.28%) InDesign
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Sketch
4 1 (0.28%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (4.56%) Office 365
4 12 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (3.13%) Amazon S3
5 11 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
7 8 (2.28%) Amazon Glacier
7 8 (2.28%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (2.28%) GitHub
8 7 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.42%) PaaS
10 4 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.14%) G Suite
10 4 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.14%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.85%) IaaS
11 3 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.55%) WAN
2 20 (5.70%) Firewall
3 15 (4.27%) VPN
4 11 (3.13%) Internet
4 11 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.85%) LAN
6 9 (2.56%) BGP
6 9 (2.56%) Ethernet
6 9 (2.56%) MPLS
6 9 (2.56%) Network Security
6 9 (2.56%) OSPF
7 7 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (1.99%) VoIP
7 7 (1.99%) Wireless
8 6 (1.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (1.42%) Converged Networks
9 5 (1.42%) IPsec
10 4 (1.14%) Broadband
10 4 (1.14%) DNS
10 4 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.69%) Big Data
2 20 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (4.84%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (3.42%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.85%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.85%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.28%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.42%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.14%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.85%) Redis
10 3 (0.85%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.57%) HBase
11 2 (0.57%) MySQL
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (6.84%) Git (software)
1 24 (6.84%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.56%) Cucumber
3 13 (3.70%) Selenium
4 11 (3.13%) JIRA
5 8 (2.28%) Maven
6 5 (1.42%) GitLab
7 4 (1.14%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.14%) Gradle
8 3 (0.85%) Grunt
8 3 (0.85%) gulp
8 3 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.57%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.57%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.57%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.57%) JUnit
9 2 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.57%) Mockito
9 2 (0.57%) MSI
General
1 38 (10.83%) Finance
2 21 (5.98%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.85%) Marketing
4 7 (1.99%) Banking
4 7 (1.99%) Electronics
4 7 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.42%) Law
6 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.85%) Legal
7 2 (0.57%) Advertising
7 2 (0.57%) Local Government
7 2 (0.57%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 78 (22.22%) Developer
2 39 (11.11%) Analyst
3 35 (9.97%) Architect
4 22 (6.27%) Java Developer
5 21 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 13 (3.70%) Deskside Engineer
7 13 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 12 (3.42%) Consultant
8 12 (3.42%) Technical Architect
9 10 (2.85%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 9 (2.56%) Project Manager
10 9 (2.56%) Senior DevOps
10 9 (2.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 9 (2.56%) Test Engineer
11 8 (2.28%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (2.28%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (2.28%) Designer
11 8 (2.28%) Network Engineer
12 7 (1.99%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.84%) .NET
2 23 (6.55%) SOAP
3 22 (6.27%) REST
4 17 (4.84%) CSS
4 17 (4.84%) HTML
4 17 (4.84%) JSON
4 17 (4.84%) Kafka
5 14 (3.99%) RESTful
6 11 (3.13%) XML
7 10 (2.85%) Node.js
8 9 (2.56%) Apache NiFi
8 9 (2.56%) JMS
9 8 (2.28%) Spring
10 7 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (1.99%) LDAP
10 7 (1.99%) Web Services
11 5 (1.42%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (1.14%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.14%) OAuth
12 4 (1.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 7 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.71%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.71%) User Experience
6 4 (1.14%) Blog
6 4 (1.14%) PKI
6 4 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.85%) BYOD
7 3 (0.85%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.57%) CCTV
8 2 (0.57%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.57%) NHS
8 2 (0.57%) Robotics
8 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.82%) Windows
2 40 (11.40%) Linux
3 24 (6.84%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.99%) Unix
6 7 (1.99%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.57%) AIX
8 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.57%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.57%) Solaris
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (14.53%) DevOps
3 44 (12.54%) Migration
4 43 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (9.97%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (9.69%) Microservices
7 29 (8.26%) Project Management
8 27 (7.69%) TDD
9 26 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
10 25 (7.12%) Test Automation
11 24 (6.84%) Coaching
11 24 (6.84%) Scrum
12 22 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (5.98%) OO
14 20 (5.70%) Data Modelling
15 19 (5.41%) Change Management
15 19 (5.41%) ITIL
15 19 (5.41%) OOD
16 17 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.22%) Java
2 42 (11.97%) Python
3 32 (9.12%) SQL
4 24 (6.84%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.27%) C#
6 20 (5.70%) Ruby
7 17 (4.84%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.27%) Java 8
9 10 (2.85%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.56%) Go
11 8 (2.28%) PHP
12 7 (1.99%) Perl
13 5 (1.42%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.14%) C
14 4 (1.14%) ES6
14 4 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.57%) C++
16 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 245 (69.80%) SC Cleared
2 58 (16.52%) DV Cleared
3 18 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 18 (5.13%) CTC Cleared
4 17 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (4.27%) Degree
6 13 (3.70%) CCNA
7 12 (3.42%) BC Cleared
8 11 (3.13%) CCIE
8 11 (3.13%) CCNP
9 10 (2.85%) ISEB
9 10 (2.85%) ISTQB
10 9 (2.56%) CCDA
10 9 (2.56%) CCDP
11 6 (1.71%) CHECK Team Member
12 5 (1.42%) AWS Certification
12 5 (1.42%) CHECK Team Leader
13 4 (1.14%) CREST Certified
13 4 (1.14%) GXPN
13 4 (1.14%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.99%) SLA
3 5 (1.42%) PMO
4 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) GDPR
5 2 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.57%) QA
5 2 (0.57%) RMADS
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (9.12%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.83%) Docker
3 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.85%) XenApp
5 2 (0.57%) Ceph
5 2 (0.57%) etcd
5 2 (0.57%) flannel
5 2 (0.57%) GlusterFS
5 2 (0.57%) SkyDNS
6 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.28%) HDFS
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) KVM
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.28%) Samba
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (9.40%) Kubernetes
2 27 (7.69%) Ansible
3 19 (5.41%) Puppet
4 13 (3.70%) Terraform
5 9 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.28%) SCCM
7 5 (1.42%) Grafana
7 5 (1.42%) Nagios
8 4 (1.14%) Cacti
8 4 (1.14%) Consul
8 4 (1.14%) Kibana
8 4 (1.14%) Packer
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.85%) logstash
9 3 (0.85%) RANCID
9 3 (0.85%) Sysdig
9 3 (0.85%) WSUS
10 2 (0.57%) Graphite
10 2 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (6.55%) Microsoft
1 23 (6.55%) Oracle
2 12 (3.42%) Cisco
3 10 (2.85%) VMware
4 8 (2.28%) ServiceNow
5 7 (1.99%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.99%) SAP
5 7 (1.99%) SolarWinds
6 6 (1.71%) CA
6 6 (1.71%) F5
6 6 (1.71%) Hortonworks
6 6 (1.71%) Juniper
7 5 (1.42%) Aerohive Networks
7 5 (1.42%) Tableau
8 4 (1.14%) Citrix
8 4 (1.14%) Google
9 3 (0.85%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.85%) Palo Alto
9 3 (0.85%) Splunk
10 2 (0.57%) Zscaler