Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 60 105
Rank change year-on-year +47 +45 -22
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 152 248 171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 8.61% 3.99% 2.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.18% 28.54% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 173 95
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -7.69%
10th Percentile £293 £258 £169
90th Percentile £638 £636 £673
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 35
Median hourly rate £13.50 £42.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.05% +125.94% +1.64%
Central London median hourly rate £13.50 £42.25 £18.70
% change year-on-year -68.05% +125.94% +1.64%

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 352 869 958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.94% 13.98% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 651 663
Median daily rate £525 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £264
90th Percentile £638 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 53
Median hourly rate £38.00 £18.72 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.05% +0.08% +3.31%
10th Percentile £16.78 £10.50 £13.05
90th Percentile £46.53 £51.68 £25.50
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +87.52% +4.09% +0.01%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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.

1 113 (74.34%) SC Cleared
2 34 (22.37%) AWS
3 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (20.39%) DevOps
5 29 (19.08%) Public Sector
6 26 (17.11%) Python
7 23 (15.13%) Azure
7 23 (15.13%) Jenkins
8 21 (13.82%) DV Cleared
8 21 (13.82%) Kubernetes
9 20 (13.16%) Git (software)
10 16 (10.53%) Java
10 16 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (9.87%) Docker
11 15 (9.87%) Terraform
11 15 (9.87%) SQL
12 14 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (8.55%) Oracle
13 13 (8.55%) Linux
13 13 (8.55%) Business Case
13 13 (8.55%) Decision-Making
14 12 (7.89%) Windows
14 12 (7.89%) Scrum
14 12 (7.89%) Information Management
14 12 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
15 11 (7.24%) Big Data
15 11 (7.24%) Law
15 11 (7.24%) Web Services
15 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
16 10 (6.58%) ITIL

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 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.63%) IIS
3 3 (1.97%) Confluence
3 3 (1.97%) SAS
3 3 (1.97%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.66%) nginx
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.37%) AWS
2 23 (15.13%) Azure
3 5 (3.29%) PaaS
4 4 (2.63%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.63%) IaaS
4 4 (2.63%) Office 365
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon Cognito
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.97%) GCP
5 3 (1.97%) Serverless
6 2 (1.32%) GitHub
6 2 (1.32%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.32%) SaaS
6 2 (1.32%) Slack
6 2 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.66%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.95%) Firewall
2 2 (1.32%) LAN
2 2 (1.32%) Skype
2 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.66%) Broadband
3 1 (0.66%) DHCP
3 1 (0.66%) DNS
3 1 (0.66%) IPv4
3 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.66%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.66%) SAN
3 1 (0.66%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.66%) VPN
3 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) Big Data
2 10 (6.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.92%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.97%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.32%) Impala
7 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.66%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.66%) Power BI
8 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.66%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 23 (15.13%) Jenkins
2 20 (13.16%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.61%) GitLab
4 6 (3.95%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.95%) JIRA
4 6 (3.95%) Maven
5 5 (3.29%) JUnit
6 4 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.63%) Hudson
7 3 (1.97%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.97%) GoCD
7 3 (1.97%) JMeter
7 3 (1.97%) Mockito
7 3 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.97%) Selenium
8 2 (1.32%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.32%) NUnit
8 2 (1.32%) Postman
8 2 (1.32%) Toad
8 2 (1.32%) WebLOAD
General
1 29 (19.08%) Public Sector
2 11 (7.24%) Law
3 7 (4.61%) Police
4 6 (3.95%) Finance
5 3 (1.97%) Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Local Government
7 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (13.82%) Analyst
2 17 (11.18%) Developer
3 16 (10.53%) Architect
4 15 (9.87%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.58%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.92%) Data Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Consultant
8 5 (3.29%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (3.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (3.29%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (2.63%) Business Manager
9 4 (2.63%) DBA
9 4 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.63%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (2.63%) Programme Manager
9 4 (2.63%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.63%) Technical Architect
10 3 (1.97%) Administrator
10 3 (1.97%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) Web Services
2 6 (3.95%) CSS
2 6 (3.95%) HTML
3 5 (3.29%) AngularJS
3 5 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (2.63%) LDAP
4 4 (2.63%) RESTful
4 4 (2.63%) Spring
4 4 (2.63%) Spring Boot
4 4 (2.63%) WireMock
5 3 (1.97%) Celery
5 3 (1.97%) HTML5
5 3 (1.97%) J2EE
5 3 (1.97%) Java EE
5 3 (1.97%) jQuery
5 3 (1.97%) React
5 3 (1.97%) Sass
5 3 (1.97%) Struts
6 2 (1.32%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.29%) User Experience
4 4 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.97%) Blog
5 3 (1.97%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.97%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.32%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.66%) PKI
7 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.55%) Linux
2 12 (7.89%) Windows
3 9 (5.92%) Unix
4 6 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) CentOS
6 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.66%) VMS
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.39%) DevOps
3 14 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (8.55%) Business Case
4 13 (8.55%) Decision-Making
5 12 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (7.89%) Information Management
5 12 (7.89%) Scrum
6 10 (6.58%) ITIL
6 10 (6.58%) Service Management
6 10 (6.58%) Test Automation
7 9 (5.92%) Information Security
7 9 (5.92%) Project Delivery
7 9 (5.92%) Risk Management
8 8 (5.26%) Coaching
8 8 (5.26%) Line Management
8 8 (5.26%) TDD
9 7 (4.61%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.61%) Microservices
9 7 (4.61%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.11%) Python
2 16 (10.53%) Java
3 15 (9.87%) SQL
4 9 (5.92%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.92%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.92%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.63%) C#
5 4 (2.63%) Perl
5 4 (2.63%) R
5 4 (2.63%) Ruby
6 3 (1.97%) VBScript
7 2 (1.32%) C
7 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) Groovy
8 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.66%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.66%) Scala
8 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 113 (74.34%) SC Cleared
2 21 (13.82%) DV Cleared
3 10 (6.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.29%) AWS Certification
5 4 (2.63%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.97%) Degree
6 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.32%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.32%) CISM
7 2 (1.32%) CISSP
7 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.32%) MCSE
8 1 (0.66%) CCDA
8 1 (0.66%) CCNP
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.66%) CLAS
8 1 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.66%) CRISC
8 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) WCAG
2 3 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) NCSC
3 2 (1.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.66%) COBIT
4 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.66%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.66%) RMADS
4 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.87%) Docker
2 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (13.82%) Kubernetes
2 15 (9.87%) Terraform
3 10 (6.58%) Ansible
4 5 (3.29%) Kibana
4 5 (3.29%) logstash
4 5 (3.29%) Puppet
5 4 (2.63%) Grafana
5 4 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.63%) RSA Archer
5 4 (2.63%) SCCM
6 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.97%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.32%) Consul
7 2 (1.32%) Packer
8 1 (0.66%) Istio
8 1 (0.66%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.66%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.66%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (8.55%) Oracle
2 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.26%) Cloudera
4 4 (2.63%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.97%) Remedy
5 3 (1.97%) SaltStack
5 3 (1.97%) Splunk
5 3 (1.97%) VMware
6 1 (0.66%) BMC
6 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco
6 1 (0.66%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) Lumension
6 1 (0.66%) NetApp
6 1 (0.66%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.66%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.66%) Sophos
6 1 (0.66%) Symantec
6 1 (0.66%) Tableau