Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 35 98
Rank change year-on-year +19 +63 -21
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 176 264 182
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.32% 5.46% 2.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.01% 35.25% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 201 118
Median daily rate £498 £500 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +5.54% +3.38%
10th Percentile £199 £300 £207
90th Percentile £638 £650 £716
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £18.70 £18.70
Central London median hourly rate - £18.70 £18.70

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 391 749 937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.49% 15.48% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 580 655
Median daily rate £498 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £289 £236
90th Percentile £650 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £485 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -3.00% +5.26% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 24
Median hourly rate £27.00 £24.12 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +28.98% -8.78%
10th Percentile £18.10 £11.77 £12.48
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.93 £29.53
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.93 £18.70
% change year-on-year +17.75% +22.62% -7.65%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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.

1 140 (79.55%) SC Cleared
2 44 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (18.18%) DevOps
4 30 (17.05%) Docker
5 28 (15.91%) Java
6 27 (15.34%) AWS
7 26 (14.77%) Windows
8 25 (14.20%) Python
8 25 (14.20%) Azure
9 23 (13.07%) SQL
10 22 (12.50%) DV Cleared
10 22 (12.50%) Jenkins
10 22 (12.50%) Kubernetes
11 19 (10.80%) Git (software)
11 19 (10.80%) Linux
12 17 (9.66%) Public Sector
13 16 (9.09%) Project Delivery
13 16 (9.09%) Ansible
14 15 (8.52%) Terraform
15 13 (7.39%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (7.39%) JavaScript
15 13 (7.39%) Active Directory
16 12 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (6.82%) Oracle
16 12 (6.82%) Spring
16 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (6.82%) Microservices
17 11 (6.25%) Amazon S3
17 11 (6.25%) Service Management
17 11 (6.25%) Business Case

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 5 (2.84%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.70%) IIS
2 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) Confluence
3 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.14%) SAS
3 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.57%) Apache
4 1 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.57%) Camunda
4 1 (0.57%) CICS
4 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.34%) AWS
2 25 (14.20%) Azure
3 11 (6.25%) Amazon S3
4 8 (4.55%) PaaS
5 7 (3.98%) Office 365
6 6 (3.41%) IaaS
7 5 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (2.27%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.70%) Amazon Cognito
9 3 (1.70%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.70%) Route 53
10 2 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.14%) Serverless
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.57%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.55%) Firewall
2 4 (2.27%) VPN
3 3 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.14%) DNS
4 2 (1.14%) Internet
4 2 (1.14%) IPv4
4 2 (1.14%) Network Security
4 2 (1.14%) Skype
4 2 (1.14%) VoIP
4 2 (1.14%) WAN
5 1 (0.57%) Broadband
5 1 (0.57%) FTP
5 1 (0.57%) HTTP
5 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.57%) LAN
5 1 (0.57%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.57%) SSL
5 1 (0.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.11%) Big Data
2 8 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.70%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.70%) Impala
6 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.70%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.70%) Power BI
6 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.57%) GIS
8 1 (0.57%) MySQL
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.80%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.41%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.84%) JUnit
4 5 (2.84%) Maven
5 4 (2.27%) Hudson
5 4 (2.27%) JIRA
5 4 (2.27%) Mockito
6 3 (1.70%) GoCD
6 3 (1.70%) Gradle
6 3 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.14%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.14%) GitLab
7 2 (1.14%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.14%) webpack
8 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.57%) TestNG
8 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (9.66%) Public Sector
2 9 (5.11%) Finance
3 7 (3.98%) Law
4 4 (2.27%) Police
5 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (15.34%) Developer
2 14 (7.95%) Data Engineer
2 14 (7.95%) Deskside Engineer
3 13 (7.39%) Analyst
4 11 (6.25%) Architect
5 9 (5.11%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) Consultant
5 9 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 7 (3.98%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (3.41%) DBA
9 5 (2.84%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (2.84%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 4 (2.27%) Change Manager
10 4 (2.27%) Designer
10 4 (2.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (2.27%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.82%) Spring
2 8 (4.55%) Kafka
2 8 (4.55%) Spring Boot
3 4 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 4 (2.27%) CSS
3 4 (2.27%) HTML
3 4 (2.27%) jQuery
4 3 (1.70%) Django
4 3 (1.70%) JSON
4 3 (1.70%) JSON Schema
4 3 (1.70%) Node.js
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.70%) React
4 3 (1.70%) RESTful
4 3 (1.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (1.70%) Web Services
4 3 (1.70%) XML
4 3 (1.70%) XSD
5 2 (1.14%) REST
5 2 (1.14%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.55%) User Experience
3 4 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.70%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (1.70%) CESG
4 3 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (1.70%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.14%) Clustering
5 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.14%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.14%) RIA
5 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.57%) PKI
6 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.77%) Windows
2 19 (10.80%) Linux
3 6 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.84%) Unix
4 5 (2.84%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.14%) CentOS
5 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.18%) DevOps
3 16 (9.09%) Project Delivery
4 13 (7.39%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (6.82%) Microservices
5 12 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.25%) Business Case
6 11 (6.25%) Service Management
7 10 (5.68%) Scrum
8 9 (5.11%) ITIL
8 9 (5.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (4.55%) Coaching
9 8 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.55%) Data Engineering
9 8 (4.55%) Decision-Making
9 8 (4.55%) Information Security
9 8 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 8 (4.55%) Project Management
10 7 (3.98%) Migration
10 7 (3.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.91%) Java
2 25 (14.20%) Python
3 23 (13.07%) SQL
4 13 (7.39%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.11%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.55%) Ruby
7 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.27%) Java 8
8 4 (2.27%) Perl
8 4 (2.27%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.70%) C#
9 3 (1.70%) Go
9 3 (1.70%) Scala
9 3 (1.70%) VBScript
10 2 (1.14%) ES6
10 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.14%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.57%) C++
11 1 (0.57%) ES7
11 1 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 140 (79.55%) SC Cleared
2 22 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 7 (3.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.27%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.70%) CISSP
5 3 (1.70%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.70%) Degree
6 2 (1.14%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.14%) MCSE
6 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.57%) CISM
7 1 (0.57%) CLAS
7 1 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.57%) GSEC
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) QA
2 3 (1.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.70%) WCAG
3 2 (1.14%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.57%) COBIT
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) NCSC
4 1 (0.57%) PMO
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (17.05%) Docker
2 13 (7.39%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.70%) HDFS
3 3 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 16 (9.09%) Ansible
3 15 (8.52%) Terraform
4 10 (5.68%) Puppet
5 5 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.27%) RSA Archer
7 3 (1.70%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.14%) Consul
8 2 (1.14%) Grafana
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.14%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.14%) SCCM
9 1 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.57%) logstash
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.57%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.57%) QRadar
9 1 (0.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (6.82%) Oracle
2 9 (5.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.27%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.27%) Cloudera
3 4 (2.27%) VMware
4 3 (1.70%) Cisco
4 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.70%) SaltStack
4 3 (1.70%) Splunk
5 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.14%) F5
5 2 (1.14%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.14%) Luciad
5 2 (1.14%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.57%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.57%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.57%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.57%) Twitter
6 1 (0.57%) YouTube