Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 79 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 -29 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 214 203 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.05% 3.15% 3.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.04% 22.41% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 115 149
City of London median daily rate £498 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £200 £316 £273
90th Percentile £688 £665 £678
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 9 3
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +6.09% -6.84%
10th Percentile £14.68 £13.90 £16.13
90th Percentile £20.15 £19.22 £113.48
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £16.75
% change year-on-year +5.23% +6.09% -6.84%

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 971 906 1,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.83% 14.06% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 623 772
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.98%
10th Percentile £307 £275 £285
90th Percentile £708 £673 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 21 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -18.41% +18.76%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.31 £16.60
90th Percentile £29.42 £29.77 £76.45
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.78
% change year-on-year +0.03% -14.16% +16.47%

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

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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 23 July 2018.

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

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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 23 July 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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.

1 160 (74.77%) SC Cleared
2 60 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (21.50%) Windows
4 37 (17.29%) Linux
5 35 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (15.42%) DevOps
7 30 (14.02%) Python
8 29 (13.55%) Migration
9 28 (13.08%) Git (software)
10 26 (12.15%) DV Cleared
11 25 (11.68%) Finance
12 24 (11.21%) Java
13 21 (9.81%) Configuration Management
13 21 (9.81%) Docker
14 19 (8.88%) Jenkins
15 18 (8.41%) SQL
16 17 (7.94%) Open Source
17 15 (7.01%) ITIL
17 15 (7.01%) Active Directory
17 15 (7.01%) Terraform
18 14 (6.54%) JavaScript
18 14 (6.54%) Microservices
18 14 (6.54%) Bash Shell
18 14 (6.54%) Windows 7
19 13 (6.07%) JSON
19 13 (6.07%) Kubernetes
19 13 (6.07%) Puppet
19 13 (6.07%) TDD
19 13 (6.07%) Oracle
19 13 (6.07%) Microsoft

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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 (2.34%) nginx
2 3 (1.40%) Apache
2 3 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.47%) Confluence
4 1 (0.47%) Gunicorn
4 1 (0.47%) Liferay
4 1 (0.47%) Moodle
4 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.47%) Eikon
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.80%) npm
3 6 (2.80%) Office 365
3 6 (2.80%) PaaS
4 5 (2.34%) Route 53
4 5 (2.34%) Serverless
5 4 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (1.87%) SaaS
5 4 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.93%) IaaS
7 2 (0.93%) MailChimp
7 2 (0.93%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.47%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.21%) Firewall
2 8 (3.74%) DNS
2 8 (3.74%) WAN
3 7 (3.27%) AMQP
4 6 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.80%) VPN
5 5 (2.34%) HTTP
5 5 (2.34%) IMAP
5 5 (2.34%) LAN
5 5 (2.34%) Skype
5 5 (2.34%) SMTP
5 5 (2.34%) WPA
6 4 (1.87%) SSL
7 3 (1.40%) Internet
8 2 (0.93%) Network Security
8 2 (0.93%) SSH
8 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (4.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.21%) Big Data
4 7 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (3.27%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.80%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.34%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.87%) HBase
8 3 (1.40%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.40%) MySQL
9 2 (0.93%) GIS
9 2 (0.93%) Power BI
10 1 (0.47%) Adabas
10 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.47%) DB2
10 1 (0.47%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 28 (13.08%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.88%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.21%) Selenium
4 7 (3.27%) Artifactory
5 6 (2.80%) JIRA
5 6 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (1.87%) Mocha
7 4 (1.87%) Protractor
8 3 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.40%) Grunt
8 3 (1.40%) gulp
8 3 (1.40%) webpack
9 2 (0.93%) GitLab
9 2 (0.93%) JUnit
9 2 (0.93%) MSI
9 2 (0.93%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (11.68%) Finance
2 10 (4.67%) Banking
3 9 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.74%) Marketing
5 7 (3.27%) Electronics
5 7 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.87%) Law
6 4 (1.87%) Legal
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (12.62%) Developer
2 26 (12.15%) Architect
3 21 (9.81%) Desktop Support
4 17 (7.94%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 16 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (6.54%) Support Engineer
7 13 (6.07%) Analyst
8 9 (4.21%) Floorwalker
8 9 (4.21%) Technical Architect
9 8 (3.74%) Deployment Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.27%) Security Architect
11 6 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.80%) AWS DevOps
11 6 (2.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.80%) Consultant
11 6 (2.80%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.07%) JSON
2 11 (5.14%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (5.14%) SOAP
3 10 (4.67%) Node.js
3 10 (4.67%) XML
4 8 (3.74%) AngularJS
4 8 (3.74%) Kafka
4 8 (3.74%) REST
5 7 (3.27%) RESTful
5 7 (3.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (2.80%) .NET
6 6 (2.80%) JMS
6 6 (2.80%) LDAP
6 6 (2.80%) Spring
6 6 (2.80%) Web Services
7 5 (2.34%) CSS
7 5 (2.34%) CSS3
7 5 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (2.34%) HTML
7 5 (2.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.74%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.27%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.27%) User Experience
4 6 (2.80%) iPad
5 4 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.40%) iPhone
6 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.93%) PKI
7 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.93%) Social Media
8 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.47%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.47%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.50%) Windows
2 37 (17.29%) Linux
3 14 (6.54%) Windows 7
4 10 (4.67%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.21%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.27%) CentOS
7 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.34%) Unix
8 5 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.93%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.93%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.47%) Android
11 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (15.42%) DevOps
3 29 (13.55%) Migration
4 21 (9.81%) Configuration Management
5 17 (7.94%) Open Source
6 15 (7.01%) ITIL
7 14 (6.54%) Microservices
8 13 (6.07%) TDD
9 12 (5.61%) Coaching
9 12 (5.61%) Scrum
10 11 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (4.67%) Test Automation
12 9 (4.21%) Analytics
13 8 (3.74%) Change Management
13 8 (3.74%) Collaborative Working
13 8 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (3.74%) Decision-Making
13 8 (3.74%) Programme Management
13 8 (3.74%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.02%) Python
2 24 (11.21%) Java
3 18 (8.41%) SQL
4 14 (6.54%) Bash Shell
4 14 (6.54%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.14%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.21%) C#
7 8 (3.74%) Java 8
7 8 (3.74%) Ruby
8 5 (2.34%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.34%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.87%) C
9 4 (1.87%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.40%) C++
10 3 (1.40%) Perl
10 3 (1.40%) PHP
11 2 (0.93%) Groovy
11 2 (0.93%) R
12 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 160 (74.77%) SC Cleared
2 26 (12.15%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.34%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (1.87%) Degree
5 3 (1.40%) RHCE
6 2 (0.93%) CCNA
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.93%) ISEB
6 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CCNP
7 1 (0.47%) CIPD
7 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.47%) MCSE
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.80%) Data Quality
1 6 (2.80%) QA
1 6 (2.80%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (9.81%) Docker
2 15 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.93%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (7.01%) Terraform
2 13 (6.07%) Kubernetes
2 13 (6.07%) Puppet
3 10 (4.67%) Ansible
4 8 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.27%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (3.27%) SCCM
6 2 (0.93%) Grafana
6 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.93%) Kibana
6 2 (0.93%) logstash
6 2 (0.93%) WSUS
7 1 (0.47%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.47%) Packer
7 1 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (6.07%) Microsoft
1 13 (6.07%) Oracle
2 8 (3.74%) SAP
2 8 (3.74%) VMware
3 6 (2.80%) Red Hat
3 6 (2.80%) Splunk
4 4 (1.87%) Hortonworks
4 4 (1.87%) Remedy
5 3 (1.40%) Apigee
5 3 (1.40%) CA
5 3 (1.40%) Cisco
5 3 (1.40%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.93%) Apple
6 2 (0.93%) Black Duck
6 2 (0.93%) Bloomberg
6 2 (0.93%) Google
6 2 (0.93%) HP
6 2 (0.93%) Reuters
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.47%) Brocade