Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 16 52
Rank change year-on-year -41 +36 +51
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 142 148 248
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.68% 8.25% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.40% 44.58% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 122 183
10th Percentile £332 £271 £263
25th Percentile £400 £418 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £488
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +2.63%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £588
90th Percentile £675 £649 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £18.25 " £48.50
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £52.00
75th Percentile £18.75 " £55.50
90th Percentile " " "
Central London median hourly rate £18.50 - £52.00

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 483 332 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.50% 18.52% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 237 649
10th Percentile £310 £306 £300
25th Percentile £413 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.39% +2.50% +4.17%
75th Percentile £636 £588 £613
90th Percentile £688 £650 £694
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 11
10th Percentile £17.58 £23.58 £10.50
25th Percentile £22.50 £32.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -18.37% +79.27% +9.63%
75th Percentile £35.25 £40.94 £38.51
90th Percentile £44.98 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year -21.68% +66.28% +14.97%

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 24 October 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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 104 (73.24%) SC Cleared
2 33 (23.24%) Public Sector
3 31 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (18.31%) DevOps
5 20 (14.08%) Python
6 19 (13.38%) Social Skills
7 15 (10.56%) JIRA
7 15 (10.56%) Azure
8 14 (9.86%) AWS
8 14 (9.86%) Git (software)
8 14 (9.86%) Finance
8 14 (9.86%) ITIL
9 13 (9.15%) Microsoft
9 13 (9.15%) Docker
9 13 (9.15%) Jenkins
10 12 (8.45%) Service Design
10 12 (8.45%) Java
10 12 (8.45%) Scrum
10 12 (8.45%) QA
11 11 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (7.75%) JavaScript
12 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (7.04%) Project Management
12 10 (7.04%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.04%) Terraform
13 9 (6.34%) GitHub
13 9 (6.34%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (6.34%) Ansible
13 9 (6.34%) Kubernetes
13 9 (6.34%) Degree

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 (4.93%) Confluence
2 5 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.41%) IIS
3 2 (1.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.70%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Figma
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.56%) Azure
2 14 (9.86%) AWS
3 9 (6.34%) GitHub
4 7 (4.93%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (3.52%) GCP
6 3 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.11%) IaaS
6 3 (2.11%) SaaS
7 2 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.41%) PaaS
7 2 (1.41%) Slack
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon SageMaker
8 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Serverless
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.52%) Firewall
1 5 (3.52%) WAN
2 3 (2.11%) SD-WAN
3 2 (1.41%) FCoE
3 2 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.41%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.41%) LAN
3 2 (1.41%) Network Security
4 1 (0.70%) DSL
4 1 (0.70%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) Big Data
2 3 (2.11%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.70%) Flink
3 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.70%) HBase
3 1 (0.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.70%) QlikView
3 1 (0.70%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.70%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 15 (10.56%) JIRA
2 14 (9.86%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.15%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.23%) Selenium
5 5 (3.52%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.82%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.11%) JUnit
7 3 (2.11%) Mockito
7 3 (2.11%) NUnit
7 3 (2.11%) Postman
8 2 (1.41%) GitLab
8 2 (1.41%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.41%) JMeter
8 2 (1.41%) jMock
8 2 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.41%) Protractor
8 2 (1.41%) RSpec
8 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.41%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.70%) NeoLoad
General
1 33 (23.24%) Public Sector
2 19 (13.38%) Social Skills
3 14 (9.86%) Finance
4 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (1.41%) Military
6 2 (1.41%) Police
7 1 (0.70%) Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (14.08%) Analyst
2 11 (7.75%) Designer
2 11 (7.75%) Developer
3 10 (7.04%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.34%) Architect
5 6 (4.23%) Business Analyst
5 6 (4.23%) Consultant
5 6 (4.23%) Product Manager
5 6 (4.23%) Senior Manager
6 5 (3.52%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (3.52%) Service Manager
7 4 (2.82%) Data Analyst
7 4 (2.82%) Data Engineer
7 4 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (2.82%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.11%) Project Control Officer
8 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 3 (2.11%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.63%) .NET
2 7 (4.93%) CSS
2 7 (4.93%) HTML
3 5 (3.52%) Node.js
3 5 (3.52%) RESTful
3 5 (3.52%) Web Services
4 4 (2.82%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.82%) CSS3
4 4 (2.82%) HTML5
4 4 (2.82%) JSON
4 4 (2.82%) Spring
5 3 (2.11%) REST
6 2 (1.41%) Django
6 2 (1.41%) Flask
6 2 (1.41%) Jinja
6 2 (1.41%) NgRx
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.41%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.41%) React
6 2 (1.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.52%) Public Cloud
1 5 (3.52%) User Experience
2 3 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.41%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.70%) HoloLens
4 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.70%) NHS
4 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.34%) Linux
2 6 (4.23%) Windows
3 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.31%) DevOps
3 14 (9.86%) ITIL
4 12 (8.45%) Scrum
4 12 (8.45%) Service Design
5 11 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (7.04%) Project Management
6 10 (7.04%) Test Automation
7 9 (6.34%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (5.63%) Analytics
8 8 (5.63%) Service Management
9 7 (4.93%) Change Management
9 7 (4.93%) Decision-Making
9 7 (4.93%) Information Security
9 7 (4.93%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.93%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 6 (4.23%) BDD
10 6 (4.23%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure as Code
10 6 (4.23%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.08%) Python
2 12 (8.45%) Java
3 11 (7.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.63%) SQL
5 7 (4.93%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.82%) C
6 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.11%) Java 8
7 3 (2.11%) Ruby
7 3 (2.11%) Scala
7 3 (2.11%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.41%) C#
9 1 (0.70%) ABAP
9 1 (0.70%) CQL
9 1 (0.70%) Go
9 1 (0.70%) Groovy
9 1 (0.70%) Perl
9 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (73.24%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.34%) Degree
3 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.82%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.11%) CISSP
4 3 (2.11%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) CCIE
5 2 (1.41%) CCNA
5 2 (1.41%) CCNP
5 2 (1.41%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.70%) CISM
6 1 (0.70%) GCIH
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB
6 1 (0.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) Accessibility
2 4 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.11%) NCSC
3 3 (2.11%) PMO
4 2 (1.41%) COBIT
4 2 (1.41%) GRC
4 2 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.41%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.41%) SLA
4 2 (1.41%) WCAG
5 1 (0.70%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 13 (9.15%) Docker
2 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.70%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) Terraform
2 9 (6.34%) Ansible
2 9 (6.34%) Kubernetes
3 8 (5.63%) Puppet
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.41%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.41%) Packer
5 1 (0.70%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.70%) SCCM
5 1 (0.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.34%) Oracle
3 4 (2.82%) Cisco
3 4 (2.82%) VMware
4 2 (1.41%) Alteryx
4 2 (1.41%) Fortinet
4 2 (1.41%) Informatica
4 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.41%) SAP
4 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.70%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.70%) Concur
5 1 (0.70%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.70%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.70%) Pega
5 1 (0.70%) Remedy
5 1 (0.70%) Splunk
5 1 (0.70%) Tealium
5 1 (0.70%) Veracode