Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 72 67
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -18
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 226 220 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.30% 3.29% 3.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.37% 20.81% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 119 239
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £298 £211 £274
90th Percentile £705 £594 £600
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 10
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.75 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.63% -6.84% +5.76%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.43 £15.66
90th Percentile £24.40 £41.48 £25.09
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.13 £17.98
% change year-on-year +9.18% -4.76% +5.76%

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 967 1057 1464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.10% 15.80% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 753 1079
City of London median daily rate £483 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £256
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 32
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +5.61% +5.82%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.14 £11.64
90th Percentile £28.15 £41.40 £36.70
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +2.86%

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

Security Cleared
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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 118 (52.21%) SC Cleared
2 64 (28.32%) DV Cleared
3 60 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (16.81%) Finance
5 36 (15.93%) Project Management
6 33 (14.60%) PRINCE2
6 33 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (13.27%) Windows
7 30 (13.27%) SQL
8 28 (12.39%) Java
8 28 (12.39%) ITIL
9 27 (11.95%) Linux
10 25 (11.06%) DevOps
11 24 (10.62%) Programme Management
12 23 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (10.18%) Microsoft
13 21 (9.29%) ISEB
13 21 (9.29%) Python
13 21 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
14 20 (8.85%) BPSS Clearance
15 17 (7.52%) Test Automation
15 17 (7.52%) SQL Server
15 17 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (7.08%) Telecoms
17 14 (6.19%) Service Management
17 14 (6.19%) HP
17 14 (6.19%) Coaching
18 13 (5.75%) Data Modelling
18 13 (5.75%) Oracle
18 13 (5.75%) Migration

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 (2.21%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.77%) Apache
3 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.88%) nginx
4 2 (0.88%) SAS
4 2 (0.88%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.88%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.44%) CMS
5 1 (0.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) JBoss
5 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.10%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) SPSS
5 1 (0.44%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) Primavera
2 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.87%) Office 365
3 4 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.33%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.44%) GitHub
6 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) PaaS
6 1 (0.44%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.87%) Firewall
2 7 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.21%) DNS
3 5 (2.21%) HTTPS
3 5 (2.21%) Skype
4 4 (1.77%) Broadband
4 4 (1.77%) DHCP
4 4 (1.77%) Internet
4 4 (1.77%) Network Security
4 4 (1.77%) VPN
4 4 (1.77%) WAN
4 4 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.33%) IPsec
5 3 (1.33%) Wireless
6 2 (0.88%) 4G
6 2 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.88%) DMZ
6 2 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.88%) HTTP
6 2 (0.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.42%) MySQL
3 9 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.54%) Big Data
4 8 (3.54%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.10%) HBase
6 6 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.21%) Power BI
8 4 (1.77%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.88%) DTS
10 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.98%) Git (software)
1 9 (3.98%) Selenium
2 7 (3.10%) WebDriver
3 6 (2.65%) JIRA
3 6 (2.65%) Selenium IDE
4 5 (2.21%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.77%) git-flow
5 4 (1.77%) Grunt
5 4 (1.77%) gulp
5 4 (1.77%) JUnit
5 4 (1.77%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.77%) webpack
6 3 (1.33%) JMeter
6 3 (1.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.88%) NUnit
7 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.44%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.44%) Gradle
8 1 (0.44%) Jasmine
General
1 38 (16.81%) Finance
2 16 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.31%) Marketing
4 11 (4.87%) Banking
5 10 (4.42%) Electronics
5 10 (4.42%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.77%) Publishing
8 3 (1.33%) Back Office
8 3 (1.33%) Legal
9 2 (0.88%) Law
10 1 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.44%) Local Government
10 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (13.72%) Analyst
2 28 (12.39%) Developer
3 16 (7.08%) Architect
4 14 (6.19%) Business Analyst
5 12 (5.31%) Project Manager
5 12 (5.31%) Support Engineer
6 8 (3.54%) Business Manager
6 8 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (3.54%) Java Developer
6 8 (3.54%) Technical Leader
7 7 (3.10%) Administrator
7 7 (3.10%) Desktop Support
8 6 (2.65%) Business Change Manager
8 6 (2.65%) Change Manager
8 6 (2.65%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
8 6 (2.65%) Project Officer
8 6 (2.65%) Project Support Officer
8 6 (2.65%) Support Officer
8 6 (2.65%) Test Analyst
9 5 (2.21%) Business Intelligence Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.42%) CSS
1 10 (4.42%) HTML
2 7 (3.10%) Sass
3 6 (2.65%) JSON
3 6 (2.65%) REST
3 6 (2.65%) XML
4 5 (2.21%) .NET
4 5 (2.21%) HTML5
4 5 (2.21%) Kafka
4 5 (2.21%) Node.js
5 4 (1.77%) Express
5 4 (1.77%) Redux
6 3 (1.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.33%) CSS3
6 3 (1.33%) Web Services
7 2 (0.88%) Java EE
7 2 (0.88%) Middleware
7 2 (0.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.98%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.54%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.65%) PKI
5 6 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.77%) Clustering
6 4 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.77%) PMI
6 4 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.33%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.33%) IPTV
7 3 (1.33%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.33%) Video Editing
8 2 (0.88%) Blog
8 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.88%) Replication
8 2 (0.88%) User Experience
8 2 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.27%) Windows
2 27 (11.95%) Linux
3 12 (5.31%) Windows 10
4 10 (4.42%) Unix
5 5 (2.21%) Solaris
5 5 (2.21%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.21%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.77%) Android
6 4 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.77%) CentOS
6 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.33%) AIX
7 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (15.93%) Project Management
3 33 (14.60%) PRINCE2
4 28 (12.39%) ITIL
5 25 (11.06%) DevOps
6 24 (10.62%) Programme Management
7 23 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (7.52%) Test Automation
9 14 (6.19%) Coaching
9 14 (6.19%) Service Management
10 13 (5.75%) Business Analysis
10 13 (5.75%) Data Modelling
10 13 (5.75%) Migration
11 12 (5.31%) Change Management
12 11 (4.87%) Programme Delivery
13 10 (4.42%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.42%) Digital Marketing
14 9 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (3.98%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.27%) SQL
2 28 (12.39%) Java
3 21 (9.29%) Python
4 10 (4.42%) Bash Shell
4 10 (4.42%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.98%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.54%) Ruby
7 6 (2.65%) C#
8 5 (2.21%) C
8 5 (2.21%) Scala
8 5 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.77%) Go
9 4 (1.77%) Perl
9 4 (1.77%) PHP
10 3 (1.33%) C++
10 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.33%) VBScript
11 2 (0.88%) C-shell
11 2 (0.88%) R
11 2 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (52.21%) SC Cleared
2 64 (28.32%) DV Cleared
3 21 (9.29%) ISEB
4 20 (8.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (3.98%) ISTQB
6 8 (3.54%) CITP
6 8 (3.54%) CTC Cleared
6 8 (3.54%) Degree
7 7 (3.10%) CBAP
7 7 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.65%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.77%) CCNP
10 4 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.77%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.88%) CCDP
11 2 (0.88%) CCNA
11 2 (0.88%) CCSA
11 2 (0.88%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.65%) WCAG
2 5 (2.21%) QA
3 4 (1.77%) PMO
4 3 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.88%) GDPR
5 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.44%) GAAP
6 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.10%) Docker
3 3 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.88%) Firmware
4 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.44%) HDFS
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (4.87%) Puppet
2 7 (3.10%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.65%) Ansible
3 6 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.21%) SCCM
5 4 (1.77%) Terraform
6 3 (1.33%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.33%) SCOM
6 3 (1.33%) Sysdig
6 3 (1.33%) WSUS
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.88%) Netcool
7 2 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.88%) Salt
7 2 (0.88%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.44%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.44%) Kibana
8 1 (0.44%) logstash
Vendors
1 23 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.19%) HP
3 13 (5.75%) Oracle
4 11 (4.87%) CheckPoint
5 10 (4.42%) SAP
6 9 (3.98%) Cisco
7 7 (3.10%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.10%) VMware
8 5 (2.21%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.21%) Citrix
9 4 (1.77%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.33%) Dell
10 3 (1.33%) F5
10 3 (1.33%) IBM
10 3 (1.33%) NetApp
10 3 (1.33%) Splunk
10 3 (1.33%) Symantec
11 2 (0.88%) McAfee
11 2 (0.88%) Remedy
11 2 (0.88%) Veritas