Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 62 68
Rank change year-on-year -19 +6 -19
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 225 239 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.15% 3.66% 3.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.21% 23.90% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 140 184
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £298 £222 £298
90th Percentile £664 £594 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 7
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% +9.09%
10th Percentile £17.80 £14.94 £14.97
90th Percentile £26.90 £41.74 £23.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.85 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.67% +0.56% +5.88%

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 1013 1000 1287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.18% 15.31% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 689 944
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £258
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £481 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.94% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 24
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +3.54% +22.33%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £12.15
90th Percentile £29.86 £21.00 £24.40
Central London median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% +5.56% +5.88%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the City of London

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 112 (49.78%) SC Cleared
2 67 (29.78%) DV Cleared
3 53 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (17.33%) Finance
5 34 (15.11%) Windows
6 33 (14.67%) Java
7 30 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 29 (12.89%) Project Management
9 28 (12.44%) ITIL
10 27 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
11 26 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (11.11%) Linux
13 24 (10.67%) ISEB
14 23 (10.22%) SQL Server
14 23 (10.22%) Migration
14 23 (10.22%) DevOps
15 22 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (9.78%) Programme Management
15 22 (9.78%) SQL
15 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
16 19 (8.44%) Active Directory
17 18 (8.00%) Oracle
17 18 (8.00%) Test Automation
17 18 (8.00%) Office 365
17 18 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
18 17 (7.56%) CheckPoint
19 16 (7.11%) Python
20 14 (6.22%) HP
20 14 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
21 13 (5.78%) Telecoms

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 7 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.67%) Apache
3 5 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.78%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.89%) IIS
6 2 (0.89%) nginx
6 2 (0.89%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.89%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.44%) CMS
7 1 (0.44%) Confluence
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.44%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.33%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.00%) Office 365
3 13 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.78%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.89%) Route 53
7 2 (0.89%) Yammer
8 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.44%) GitHub
8 1 (0.44%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.44%) PaaS
8 1 (0.44%) SaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Slack
8 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.44%) Firewall
2 9 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.00%) VPN
3 8 (3.56%) DNS
4 7 (3.11%) Network Security
5 6 (2.67%) Broadband
5 6 (2.67%) DHCP
5 6 (2.67%) WAN
6 5 (2.22%) Wireless
7 4 (1.78%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.78%) Internet
7 4 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.33%) ISDN
8 3 (1.33%) SAN
8 3 (1.33%) Skype
9 2 (0.89%) 4G
9 2 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.89%) DMZ
9 2 (0.89%) LAN
10 1 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.00%) Big Data
3 9 (4.00%) MySQL
4 8 (3.56%) HBase
5 7 (3.11%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.22%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.78%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.33%) Power BI
9 3 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.89%) DB2
10 2 (0.89%) DTS
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.00%) Selenium
2 8 (3.56%) JIRA
3 7 (3.11%) JUnit
3 7 (3.11%) WebDriver
4 6 (2.67%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.78%) git-flow
6 4 (1.78%) Grunt
6 4 (1.78%) gulp
6 4 (1.78%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.78%) webpack
7 3 (1.33%) JMeter
7 3 (1.33%) Maven
7 3 (1.33%) Protractor
8 2 (0.89%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.89%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (17.33%) Finance
2 13 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.89%) Banking
4 8 (3.56%) Marketing
5 6 (2.67%) Electronics
5 6 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.78%) Back Office
8 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.33%) Publishing
9 2 (0.89%) Law
9 2 (0.89%) Local Government
10 1 (0.44%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.44%) Military
10 1 (0.44%) Retail
10 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (14.67%) Analyst
1 33 (14.67%) Developer
2 16 (7.11%) Architect
2 16 (7.11%) Project Manager
3 11 (4.89%) Business Analyst
3 11 (4.89%) Java Developer
4 10 (4.44%) Business Manager
5 9 (4.00%) Change Manager
5 9 (4.00%) Project Officer
5 9 (4.00%) Project Support Officer
5 9 (4.00%) Support Officer
6 8 (3.56%) Business Change Manager
6 8 (3.56%) Test Analyst
7 7 (3.11%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 6 (2.67%) Administrator
8 6 (2.67%) Desktop Support
8 6 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (2.67%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 5 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (2.22%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.44%) HTML
1 10 (4.44%) JSON
2 9 (4.00%) CSS
3 7 (3.11%) Kafka
3 7 (3.11%) Node.js
3 7 (3.11%) Sass
4 6 (2.67%) HTML5
4 6 (2.67%) XML
5 5 (2.22%) .NET
5 5 (2.22%) REST
5 5 (2.22%) Web Services
6 4 (1.78%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.78%) Express
6 4 (1.78%) Middleware
6 4 (1.78%) Redux
6 4 (1.78%) Spring
7 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.33%) CSS3
7 3 (1.33%) JMS
7 3 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.78%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.11%) PMI
4 6 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.22%) PKI
6 4 (1.78%) Clustering
7 3 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.33%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.33%) iPad
7 3 (1.33%) iPhone
8 2 (0.89%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.89%) NHS
8 2 (0.89%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.89%) Replication
8 2 (0.89%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.89%) User Experience
8 2 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.11%) Windows
2 25 (11.11%) Linux
3 10 (4.44%) Windows 10
4 9 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.56%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.11%) Unix
6 7 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.78%) Solaris
8 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.33%) Android
9 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.33%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.89%) AIX
10 2 (0.89%) CentOS
10 2 (0.89%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.89%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 29 (12.89%) Project Management
4 28 (12.44%) ITIL
5 23 (10.22%) DevOps
5 23 (10.22%) Migration
6 22 (9.78%) Programme Management
6 22 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 14 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (5.33%) Service Management
10 11 (4.89%) Change Management
10 11 (4.89%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.89%) Programme Delivery
10 11 (4.89%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.44%) Data Modelling
11 10 (4.44%) Workflow
12 9 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.00%) ITSM
12 9 (4.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.67%) Java
2 22 (9.78%) SQL
3 16 (7.11%) Python
4 13 (5.78%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.33%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.11%) C#
6 7 (3.11%) Ruby
7 6 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.22%) Scala
9 4 (1.78%) Go
9 4 (1.78%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.33%) C
10 3 (1.33%) PHP
10 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.89%) Perl
11 2 (0.89%) VBScript
12 1 (0.44%) C++
12 1 (0.44%) R
12 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (49.78%) SC Cleared
2 67 (29.78%) DV Cleared
3 24 (10.67%) ISEB
4 18 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (4.44%) CTC Cleared
5 10 (4.44%) ISTQB
6 8 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.11%) CBAP
7 7 (3.11%) PMI Certification
7 7 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (2.67%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (2.67%) CITP
9 5 (2.22%) CCNP
10 4 (1.78%) CCNA
10 4 (1.78%) Degree
10 4 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.89%) CCDP
11 2 (0.89%) CCIE
11 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.22%) PMO
1 5 (2.22%) WCAG
2 4 (1.78%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.33%) QA
4 2 (0.89%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) GAAP
5 1 (0.44%) HL7
5 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (8.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.11%) Docker
3 5 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.89%) XenApp
5 2 (0.89%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.44%) Firmware
6 1 (0.44%) HDFS
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.44%) Puppet
2 7 (3.11%) Ansible
3 6 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.67%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.67%) SCCM
4 5 (2.22%) SCOM
4 5 (2.22%) Terraform
5 4 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.33%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.33%) Sysdig
6 3 (1.33%) WSUS
7 2 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.89%) Netcool
7 2 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.89%) Salt
7 2 (0.89%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.44%) Kibana
8 1 (0.44%) logstash
Vendors
1 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.00%) Oracle
3 17 (7.56%) CheckPoint
4 14 (6.22%) HP
5 9 (4.00%) Cisco
5 9 (4.00%) VMware
6 6 (2.67%) Citrix
6 6 (2.67%) SAP
7 5 (2.22%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.78%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.33%) Dell
9 3 (1.33%) Juniper
9 3 (1.33%) NetApp
9 3 (1.33%) Symantec
10 2 (0.89%) BMC
10 2 (0.89%) IBM
10 2 (0.89%) McAfee
10 2 (0.89%) Remedy
10 2 (0.89%) Veritas