Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 35 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 +44 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 168 219 221
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.95% 5.40% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.72% 34.82% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 155 134
10th Percentile £198 £338 £160
25th Percentile £401 £413 £378
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £486 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -7.38% +10.53% -2.06%
75th Percentile £575 £619 £600
90th Percentile £684 £663 £688
Central London median daily rate £493 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -6.19% +5.00% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £15.35 £25.60
Median % change year-on-year - -40.04% +36.90%
Central London median hourly rate - £15.35 £25.60
% change year-on-year - -40.04% +36.90%

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 423 629 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.49% 15.50% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 447 692
10th Percentile £278 £281 £256
25th Percentile £413 £396 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £626 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
10th Percentile £16.88 £17.93 £14.60
25th Percentile £19.13 £20.81 £18.70
Median hourly rate £25.75 £35.75 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year -27.97% +73.17% +3.23%
75th Percentile £27.19 £52.25 £32.00
90th Percentile £31.88 £52.33 £38.70
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.68 £20.91
% change year-on-year -25.76% +61.03% +2.01%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the City of London

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the City of London

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the City of London

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the City of London

Security Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £200 -
Security Cleared
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 147 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 50 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (19.05%) Java
4 29 (17.26%) DevOps
5 27 (16.07%) Docker
6 22 (13.10%) SQL
7 21 (12.50%) Python
7 21 (12.50%) Azure
8 20 (11.90%) AWS
9 19 (11.31%) Windows
10 18 (10.71%) Linux
10 18 (10.71%) Kubernetes
11 15 (8.93%) Finance
12 14 (8.33%) Terraform
12 14 (8.33%) Git (software)
13 13 (7.74%) JavaScript
13 13 (7.74%) TDD
13 13 (7.74%) DV Cleared
14 12 (7.14%) Microservices
14 12 (7.14%) Public Sector
15 11 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (6.55%) Big Data
15 11 (6.55%) Active Directory
15 11 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (6.55%) Management Information System
16 10 (5.95%) Service Management
16 10 (5.95%) Spring
16 10 (5.95%) Kafka
16 10 (5.95%) Jenkins
16 10 (5.95%) Ansible

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (1.79%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.79%) SAS
1 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.19%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (1.19%) Confluence
2 2 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Camunda
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.50%) Azure
2 20 (11.90%) AWS
3 7 (4.17%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.98%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (2.38%) PaaS
5 4 (2.38%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.79%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.79%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.79%) Slack
6 3 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.60%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.60%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) Firewall
2 3 (1.79%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.79%) Internet
2 3 (1.79%) Network Security
3 2 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.19%) IPv4
3 2 (1.19%) VoIP
3 2 (1.19%) VPN
4 1 (0.60%) DNS
4 1 (0.60%) FTP
4 1 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.60%) LAN
4 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) VLAN
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.55%) Big Data
2 7 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.38%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.79%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.79%) Power BI
6 2 (1.19%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.19%) Impala
6 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.19%) Tableau
7 1 (0.60%) HBase
7 1 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.60%) Spark SQL
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.95%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.57%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.57%) JUnit
4 5 (2.98%) Mockito
5 4 (2.38%) Selenium
6 3 (1.79%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.79%) JIRA
6 3 (1.79%) Maven
6 3 (1.79%) NUnit
7 2 (1.19%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.19%) GitLab
7 2 (1.19%) jMock
7 2 (1.19%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.19%) TestNG
7 2 (1.19%) webpack
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.60%) WebLOAD
General
1 15 (8.93%) Finance
2 12 (7.14%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.38%) Law
4 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.60%) Police
Job Titles
1 26 (15.48%) Developer
2 15 (8.93%) Data Engineer
3 13 (7.74%) Analyst
3 13 (7.74%) Architect
4 11 (6.55%) Deskside Engineer
5 10 (5.95%) Designer
6 9 (5.36%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.36%) Java Developer
6 9 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.57%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (3.57%) Consultant
8 6 (3.57%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 6 (3.57%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 5 (2.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 4 (2.38%) DBA
10 4 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.95%) Kafka
1 10 (5.95%) Spring
2 6 (3.57%) CSS
2 6 (3.57%) HTML
2 6 (3.57%) Spring Boot
3 5 (2.98%) JSON
3 5 (2.98%) REST
3 5 (2.98%) Web Services
4 4 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.38%) Node.js
5 3 (1.79%) Django
5 3 (1.79%) React
5 3 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (1.79%) XML
6 2 (1.19%) .NET
6 2 (1.19%) JSON Schema
6 2 (1.19%) PySpark
6 2 (1.19%) Redux
6 2 (1.19%) WireMock
6 2 (1.19%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (6.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (2.38%) User Experience
3 3 (1.79%) CESG
4 2 (1.19%) Clustering
4 2 (1.19%) Cyberattack
4 2 (1.19%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.19%) RIA
4 2 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.19%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.19%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) PKI
5 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) Replication
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.31%) Windows
2 18 (10.71%) Linux
3 8 (4.76%) Unix
4 3 (1.79%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.19%) CentOS
5 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Solaris
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.26%) DevOps
3 13 (7.74%) TDD
4 12 (7.14%) Microservices
5 11 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.95%) Business Case
6 10 (5.95%) Project Delivery
6 10 (5.95%) Service Management
7 9 (5.36%) Scrum
7 9 (5.36%) Waterfall
8 8 (4.76%) Analytics
8 8 (4.76%) Coaching
8 8 (4.76%) ITIL
8 8 (4.76%) Project Management
8 8 (4.76%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (4.17%) BDD
9 7 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.17%) Data Engineering
9 7 (4.17%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.05%) Java
2 22 (13.10%) SQL
3 21 (12.50%) Python
4 13 (7.74%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.76%) Java 8
6 5 (2.98%) Ruby
7 4 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.79%) Go
9 2 (1.19%) C#
9 2 (1.19%) ES6
9 2 (1.19%) Scala
9 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.19%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.60%) Ada
10 1 (0.60%) ES7
10 1 (0.60%) Korn
10 1 (0.60%) Natural
10 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 13 (7.74%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.38%) CISSP
3 4 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (1.19%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.19%) CISM
4 2 (1.19%) GCIH
4 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) CEH
5 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.60%) CLAS
5 1 (0.60%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) GCFA
5 1 (0.60%) GIAC
5 1 (0.60%) GSEC
5 1 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.19%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.60%) COBIT
4 1 (0.60%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) PMO
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (16.07%) Docker
2 11 (6.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.79%) HDFS
3 3 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (10.71%) Kubernetes
2 14 (8.33%) Terraform
3 10 (5.95%) Ansible
4 5 (2.98%) Puppet
5 2 (1.19%) Grafana
6 1 (0.60%) Ambari
6 1 (0.60%) Consul
6 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.60%) EnCase
6 1 (0.60%) FTK
6 1 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.60%) QRadar
6 1 (0.60%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (5.36%) Oracle
2 6 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.98%) Cloudera
4 4 (2.38%) Cisco
4 4 (2.38%) Hortonworks
5 3 (1.79%) Splunk
6 2 (1.19%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.19%) Luciad
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.60%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe
7 1 (0.60%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.60%) Dell
7 1 (0.60%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.60%) Remedy
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) Sun
7 1 (0.60%) Twitter
7 1 (0.60%) VMware