Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 81 85
Rank change year-on-year +59 +4 -19
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 185 204 218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 6.83% 3.03% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.03% 23.23% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 132 125
Median daily rate £538 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +0.50% +4.74%
10th Percentile £337 £170 £200
90th Percentile £650 £638 £683
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 37
Median hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.46% +73.80% +17.72%
10th Percentile £12.75 £31.25 £14.45
90th Percentile £14.25 £33.75 £20.60
Central London median hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -58.46% +73.80% +28.97%

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 474 878 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.50% 13.03% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 625 706
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £309
90th Percentile £638 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 51
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +60.43% +5.23%
10th Percentile £18.90 £11.83 £14.00
90th Percentile £42.65 £41.30 £33.75
Median hourly rate £33.75 £22.93 £18.70
% change year-on-year +47.19% +22.62% +4.89%

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 12 July 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 151 (81.62%) SC Cleared
2 57 (30.81%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (24.32%) DevOps
4 39 (21.08%) Public Sector
5 31 (16.76%) Terraform
5 31 (16.76%) AWS
6 29 (15.68%) Kubernetes
6 29 (15.68%) Linux
6 29 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (14.59%) Jenkins
8 26 (14.05%) Git (software)
9 22 (11.89%) Java
9 22 (11.89%) Python
9 22 (11.89%) Docker
10 21 (11.35%) Azure
10 21 (11.35%) Microsoft
11 19 (10.27%) Ansible
12 18 (9.73%) SQL
12 18 (9.73%) Infrastructure as Code
13 17 (9.19%) JIRA
13 17 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (8.65%) Confluence
15 14 (7.57%) Packer
15 14 (7.57%) Windows
16 13 (7.03%) Web Services
16 13 (7.03%) Test Automation
16 13 (7.03%) DV Cleared
16 13 (7.03%) Big Data
16 13 (7.03%) Decision-Making
16 13 (7.03%) Istio

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 16 (8.65%) Confluence
2 7 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.16%) SAS
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.54%) Drupal
5 1 (0.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.54%) nginx
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.49%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.08%) Figma
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.76%) AWS
2 21 (11.35%) Azure
3 8 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.78%) Office 365
5 6 (3.24%) GitHub
5 6 (3.24%) Serverless
6 5 (2.70%) PaaS
6 5 (2.70%) SaaS
7 4 (2.16%) IaaS
7 4 (2.16%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.08%) GCP
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.54%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.54%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.54%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.70%) Firewall
2 2 (1.08%) LAN
2 2 (1.08%) Network Security
3 1 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.54%) VPN
3 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.03%) Big Data
2 8 (4.32%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.24%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.16%) Power BI
5 3 (1.62%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.62%) MySQL
5 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.54%) Impala
7 1 (0.54%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 27 (14.59%) Jenkins
2 26 (14.05%) Git (software)
3 17 (9.19%) JIRA
4 8 (4.32%) GitLab
5 6 (3.24%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.24%) Maven
6 5 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.16%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.16%) JUnit
8 3 (1.62%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.62%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.62%) Selenium
9 2 (1.08%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.08%) Mockito
9 2 (1.08%) NUnit
9 2 (1.08%) Toad
9 2 (1.08%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.54%) JMeter
10 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 39 (21.08%) Public Sector
2 10 (5.41%) Law
3 9 (4.86%) Finance
4 4 (2.16%) Police
5 2 (1.08%) Advertising
5 2 (1.08%) Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Local Government
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (15.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (14.05%) Developer
3 20 (10.81%) Architect
4 18 (9.73%) Analyst
5 8 (4.32%) Coordinator
5 8 (4.32%) Java Developer
5 8 (4.32%) PMO Coordinator
5 8 (4.32%) PMO Manager
5 8 (4.32%) PMO Planner
5 8 (4.32%) Project Manager
5 8 (4.32%) Technical Architect
6 7 (3.78%) Consultant
6 7 (3.78%) Data Engineer
6 7 (3.78%) Risk Manager
7 6 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (3.24%) Programme Manager
8 5 (2.70%) Business Analyst
8 5 (2.70%) Software Developer
8 5 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (2.16%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.03%) Web Services
2 11 (5.95%) .NET
3 7 (3.78%) REST
4 6 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.70%) HTML
5 5 (2.70%) J2EE
6 4 (2.16%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (2.16%) Node.js
6 4 (2.16%) SOAP
7 3 (1.62%) Apache Camel
7 3 (1.62%) Celery
7 3 (1.62%) CSS
7 3 (1.62%) HTML5
7 3 (1.62%) Java EE
7 3 (1.62%) JSON
7 3 (1.62%) LDAP
7 3 (1.62%) Middleware
7 3 (1.62%) React
7 3 (1.62%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.32%) User Experience
3 7 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.24%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.62%) Blog
5 3 (1.62%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.62%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Social Media
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.68%) Linux
2 14 (7.57%) Windows
3 12 (6.49%) Unix
4 5 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.16%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.08%) CentOS
6 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.54%) AIX
7 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.54%) VME
7 1 (0.54%) VMS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (30.81%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.32%) DevOps
3 29 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (9.73%) Infrastructure as Code
5 13 (7.03%) Decision-Making
5 13 (7.03%) Test Automation
6 12 (6.49%) Waterfall
7 10 (5.41%) Analytics
7 10 (5.41%) Information Management
7 10 (5.41%) Line Management
7 10 (5.41%) Migration
7 10 (5.41%) Project Delivery
7 10 (5.41%) Project Management
8 9 (4.86%) Data Analysis
8 9 (4.86%) Risk Management
8 9 (4.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 9 (4.86%) TDD
9 8 (4.32%) Business Analysis
9 8 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.32%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.89%) Java
1 22 (11.89%) Python
2 18 (9.73%) SQL
3 10 (5.41%) C#
4 8 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.24%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.16%) R
7 3 (1.62%) C
7 3 (1.62%) Groovy
7 3 (1.62%) Java 8
7 3 (1.62%) PHP
7 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.08%) Perl
8 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.08%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.54%) C++
9 1 (0.54%) Ruby
9 1 (0.54%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 151 (81.62%) SC Cleared
2 13 (7.03%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.70%) AWS Certification
5 4 (2.16%) CISM
5 4 (2.16%) CISSP
5 4 (2.16%) Degree
6 2 (1.08%) CISA
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.08%) CLAS
6 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.08%) CRISC
6 2 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) CCENT
7 1 (0.54%) CCNP
7 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.54%) GIAC
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.49%) PMO
2 4 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.16%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.08%) WCAG
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) NIST
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) RMADS
4 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (11.89%) Docker
2 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (16.76%) Terraform
2 29 (15.68%) Kubernetes
3 19 (10.27%) Ansible
4 14 (7.57%) Packer
5 13 (7.03%) Istio
6 7 (3.78%) Kibana
7 6 (3.24%) logstash
8 3 (1.62%) Grafana
9 2 (1.08%) Consul
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.08%) SCCM
10 1 (0.54%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.54%) SCOM
10 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.95%) Oracle
3 7 (3.78%) Cloudera
4 6 (3.24%) VMware
5 4 (2.16%) Cisco
5 4 (2.16%) Citrix
5 4 (2.16%) Remedy
6 3 (1.62%) Tableau
7 2 (1.08%) BEA
7 2 (1.08%) Informatica
7 2 (1.08%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.08%) Pega
7 2 (1.08%) webMethods
8 1 (0.54%) Ariba
8 1 (0.54%) BMC
8 1 (0.54%) Cognos
8 1 (0.54%) IBM
8 1 (0.54%) Juniper
8 1 (0.54%) NetApp
8 1 (0.54%) SAP