Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 91 78
Rank change year-on-year +55 -13 -15
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 267 181 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.36% 2.65% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.54% 19.44% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 111 125
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £294 £165 £255
90th Percentile £644 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.70
10th Percentile £12.54 £18.70 £17.80
90th Percentile £48.14 £34.38 £26.90
Central London median hourly rate £26.85 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +43.58% - +4.56%

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 773 931 1,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.53% 13.65% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 646 739
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £238 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £495 £480 £488
% change year-on-year +3.13% -1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 25
City of London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -8.78% +9.63%
10th Percentile £11.77 £12.70 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.93 £34.25 £31.20
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.98% -10.95% +14.44%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 213 (79.78%) SC Cleared
2 61 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (20.60%) Public Sector
4 44 (16.48%) Linux
5 43 (16.10%) DevOps
6 40 (14.98%) AWS
7 36 (13.48%) SQL
7 36 (13.48%) Microsoft
8 30 (11.24%) Oracle
9 28 (10.49%) Jenkins
10 27 (10.11%) DV Cleared
10 27 (10.11%) Windows
11 26 (9.74%) Python
11 26 (9.74%) Git (software)
11 26 (9.74%) Azure
11 26 (9.74%) Terraform
12 25 (9.36%) Java
12 25 (9.36%) Finance
13 24 (8.99%) ITIL
14 22 (8.24%) SQL Server
14 22 (8.24%) JIRA
14 22 (8.24%) Docker
15 21 (7.87%) Ansible
16 20 (7.49%) Kubernetes
16 20 (7.49%) JavaScript
16 20 (7.49%) Project Management
17 19 (7.12%) .NET
18 18 (6.74%) Office 365
19 17 (6.37%) Migration
19 17 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management

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 (5.99%) Confluence
2 14 (5.24%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.25%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.25%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.87%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.12%) SAS
6 2 (0.75%) Apache
6 2 (0.75%) CMS
6 2 (0.75%) JBoss
6 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.37%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (3.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.98%) AWS
2 26 (9.74%) Azure
3 18 (6.74%) Office 365
4 9 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.37%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.25%) GitHub
6 5 (1.87%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.87%) IaaS
6 5 (1.87%) Serverless
7 4 (1.50%) Datadog
7 4 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.50%) GCP
7 4 (1.50%) PaaS
7 4 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.12%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.12%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.12%) Route 53
8 3 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.12%) VPN
2 10 (3.75%) Firewall
3 9 (3.37%) WAN
4 8 (3.00%) LAN
5 7 (2.62%) Internet
6 4 (1.50%) MPLS
6 4 (1.50%) Skype
7 3 (1.12%) DNS
7 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.12%) Wireless
8 2 (0.75%) BGP
8 2 (0.75%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.75%) Network Security
8 2 (0.75%) WebEx
9 1 (0.37%) Converged Networks
9 1 (0.37%) OpenScape
9 1 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.62%) Power BI
6 6 (2.25%) Big Data
6 6 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.87%) MySQL
7 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.37%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 28 (10.49%) Jenkins
2 26 (9.74%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.24%) JIRA
4 7 (2.62%) Postman
5 5 (1.87%) GitLab
5 5 (1.87%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.12%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.12%) JMeter
7 3 (1.12%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.12%) Maven
7 3 (1.12%) RSpec
7 3 (1.12%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.12%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.75%) Moq
8 2 (0.75%) Selenium
8 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 55 (20.60%) Public Sector
2 25 (9.36%) Finance
3 10 (3.75%) Banking
4 9 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.00%) Law
6 2 (0.75%) Billing
6 2 (0.75%) Games
6 2 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (16.10%) Developer
2 33 (12.36%) Analyst
3 29 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (10.11%) Architect
5 19 (7.12%) Business Analyst
6 12 (4.49%) Consultant
7 11 (4.12%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.12%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 10 (3.75%) .NET Developer
8 10 (3.75%) Deskside Engineer
9 9 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (3.37%) Java Developer
10 8 (3.00%) AWS Engineer
11 7 (2.62%) AWS DevOps
11 7 (2.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.62%) Security Architect
11 7 (2.62%) SQL Developer
11 7 (2.62%) SSIS Developer
12 6 (2.25%) Designer
12 6 (2.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.12%) .NET
2 14 (5.24%) Web Services
3 11 (4.12%) JSON
3 11 (4.12%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (3.75%) HTML
5 9 (3.37%) CSS
6 7 (2.62%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.25%) Node.js
8 5 (1.87%) .NET Core
8 5 (1.87%) SOAP
8 5 (1.87%) Spring
8 5 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (1.50%) REST
9 4 (1.50%) XBRL
10 3 (1.12%) GraphQL
10 3 (1.12%) J2EE
10 3 (1.12%) jQuery
10 3 (1.12%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.49%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.87%) PKI
4 5 (1.87%) User Experience
5 4 (1.50%) Cloud Native
5 4 (1.50%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.12%) BYOD
6 3 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.75%) Cyberattack
7 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.75%) iPad
7 2 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.75%) W3C
8 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.48%) Linux
2 27 (10.11%) Windows
3 10 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.37%) Unix
5 8 (3.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.87%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.50%) CentOS
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.75%) Android
9 2 (0.75%) Debian
9 2 (0.75%) Solaris
9 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) VMS
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (16.10%) DevOps
3 24 (8.99%) ITIL
4 20 (7.49%) Project Management
5 17 (6.37%) Change Management
5 17 (6.37%) Migration
5 17 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (5.99%) Configuration Management
6 16 (5.99%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (5.62%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (4.87%) ERP
8 13 (4.87%) TDD
9 12 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.49%) Microservices
9 12 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (4.49%) Waterfall
10 10 (3.75%) Open Source
10 10 (3.75%) Security Architecture
10 10 (3.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.48%) SQL
2 26 (9.74%) Python
3 25 (9.36%) Java
4 20 (7.49%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.24%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.87%) Perl
7 12 (4.49%) Ruby
8 11 (4.12%) C#
8 11 (4.12%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.87%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.50%) C++
10 4 (1.50%) Groovy
11 3 (1.12%) Java 8
11 3 (1.12%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.75%) Go
12 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 213 (79.78%) SC Cleared
2 27 (10.11%) DV Cleared
3 14 (5.24%) CTC Cleared
4 9 (3.37%) BC Cleared
5 7 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.25%) CCNA
7 5 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.50%) Degree
8 4 (1.50%) OCA
8 4 (1.50%) OCP
8 4 (1.50%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (1.50%) RHCE
9 3 (1.12%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.12%) CCIE
9 3 (1.12%) CCNP
9 3 (1.12%) Dell Certification
9 3 (1.12%) SANS
10 2 (0.75%) CCDA
10 2 (0.75%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.00%) SLA
2 4 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (1.50%) NIST
3 3 (1.12%) GDPR
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.12%) PMO
4 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.75%) WCAG
4 2 (0.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 1 (0.37%) NCSC
5 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 22 (8.24%) Docker
2 14 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.37%) etcd
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (9.74%) Terraform
2 21 (7.87%) Ansible
3 20 (7.49%) Kubernetes
4 14 (5.24%) Puppet
5 10 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.00%) Packer
7 6 (2.25%) Suricata
8 5 (1.87%) Consul
8 5 (1.87%) Istio
9 4 (1.50%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.50%) Kibana
9 4 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.75%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.75%) logstash
10 2 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.75%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.75%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.37%) Grafana
11 1 (0.37%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 36 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.24%) Oracle
3 14 (5.24%) VMware
4 12 (4.49%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.75%) Cisco
6 9 (3.37%) Splunk
7 8 (3.00%) Google
8 7 (2.62%) Qualys
9 6 (2.25%) Tableau
10 5 (1.87%) Sybase
10 5 (1.87%) Twitter
11 4 (1.50%) Citrix
11 4 (1.50%) Remedy
11 4 (1.50%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.50%) Xerox
12 3 (1.12%) Dell
12 3 (1.12%) HP
12 3 (1.12%) Informatica
12 3 (1.12%) Intel
12 3 (1.12%) Palo Alto