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 3 months to 22 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 45 58
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 131 155 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.97% 4.55% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.12% 27.24% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 91 142
Median daily rate £475 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £385 £394
% change year-on-year +6.49% -2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Median hourly rate £18.23 £16.75 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -6.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £103.35 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £30.90
% change year-on-year +14.83% +5.67%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 483 569 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.65% 16.72% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 422 577
Median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 19
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.78 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -11.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

Security Cleared
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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Security Cleared
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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 147 (59.51%) SC Cleared
2 67 (27.13%) DV Cleared
3 64 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (17.00%) Project Management
5 40 (16.19%) Finance
6 39 (15.79%) ITIL
7 38 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 36 (14.57%) Windows
9 33 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (12.96%) Microsoft
11 26 (10.53%) Linux
12 24 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (9.31%) Migration
13 23 (9.31%) DevOps
14 22 (8.91%) Java
15 21 (8.50%) SQL
16 19 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (7.69%) Service Management
17 18 (7.29%) Change Management
18 17 (6.88%) Programme Management
19 16 (6.48%) BPSS Clearance
20 15 (6.07%) Business Analysis
21 14 (5.67%) Telecoms
21 14 (5.67%) Python
21 14 (5.67%) Active Directory
22 13 (5.26%) ISEB
23 12 (4.86%) CheckPoint
23 12 (4.86%) Oracle
23 12 (4.86%) Office 365
23 12 (4.86%) Git (software)

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 9 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.81%) Apache
5 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.40%) Confluence
6 1 (0.40%) nginx
6 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.81%) Primavera
3 1 (0.40%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.86%) Office 365
2 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.43%) GitHub
4 4 (1.62%) G Suite
5 3 (1.21%) IaaS
5 3 (1.21%) PaaS
5 3 (1.21%) SaaS
6 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.40%) Slack
7 1 (0.40%) Trello
7 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.45%) Firewall
2 6 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.62%) DNS
3 4 (1.62%) Skype
4 3 (1.21%) DHCP
4 3 (1.21%) HTTP
4 3 (1.21%) IPsec
4 3 (1.21%) LAN
4 3 (1.21%) Network Security
4 3 (1.21%) SSL
4 3 (1.21%) WAN
5 2 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.40%) VLAN
6 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (2.02%) Power BI
5 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.62%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.21%) Big Data
7 3 (1.21%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.21%) MySQL
7 3 (1.21%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.81%) Adabas
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.81%) HBase
8 2 (0.81%) Redis
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.05%) JIRA
3 6 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.62%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.62%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.21%) Maven
6 2 (0.81%) NUnit
6 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.40%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (0.40%) JUnit
7 1 (0.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (16.19%) Finance
2 14 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.05%) Marketing
4 9 (3.64%) Electronics
4 9 (3.64%) Law
4 9 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.02%) Legal
6 3 (1.21%) Banking
6 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (16.19%) Analyst
2 21 (8.50%) Architect
2 21 (8.50%) Business Analyst
2 21 (8.50%) Developer
3 20 (8.10%) Project Manager
4 15 (6.07%) Support Engineer
5 14 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (3.64%) Change Manager
7 8 (3.24%) Business Manager
7 8 (3.24%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (2.83%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
8 7 (2.83%) Project Officer
8 7 (2.83%) Technical Leader
9 6 (2.43%) Business Change Manager
9 6 (2.43%) Desktop Support
9 6 (2.43%) Project Support Officer
9 6 (2.43%) Support Officer
10 5 (2.02%) Security Architect
10 5 (2.02%) Service Manager
10 5 (2.02%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.05%) Node.js
2 8 (3.24%) HTML
3 7 (2.83%) .NET
3 7 (2.83%) CSS
4 6 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (2.43%) XML
5 5 (2.02%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.02%) Express
5 5 (2.02%) React
5 5 (2.02%) XSLT
6 4 (1.62%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.62%) Backbone.js
6 4 (1.62%) Ember.js
6 4 (1.62%) Kafka
6 4 (1.62%) REST
6 4 (1.62%) RESTful
7 3 (1.21%) JSON
7 3 (1.21%) Web Services
8 2 (0.81%) J2EE
8 2 (0.81%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.24%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.43%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.02%) CESG
4 5 (2.02%) PMI
4 5 (2.02%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.02%) User Experience
5 4 (1.62%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.21%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.21%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.21%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (1.21%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.21%) IPTV
6 3 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.21%) Video Editing
7 2 (0.81%) Cybercrime
7 2 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.57%) Windows
2 26 (10.53%) Linux
3 12 (4.86%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.83%) CentOS
6 6 (2.43%) Unix
6 6 (2.43%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.62%) Android
7 4 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.21%) AIX
8 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.21%) Solaris
8 3 (1.21%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.40%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.40%) RancherOS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (17.00%) Project Management
3 39 (15.79%) ITIL
4 38 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 24 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (9.31%) DevOps
6 23 (9.31%) Migration
7 19 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (7.69%) Service Management
8 18 (7.29%) Change Management
9 17 (6.88%) Programme Management
10 15 (6.07%) Business Analysis
11 11 (4.45%) Data Modelling
11 11 (4.45%) UML
12 10 (4.05%) Scrum
12 10 (4.05%) TDD
12 10 (4.05%) Use Case
12 10 (4.05%) Waterfall
13 9 (3.64%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (3.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.91%) Java
2 21 (8.50%) SQL
3 14 (5.67%) Python
4 11 (4.45%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.05%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.24%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.43%) C
7 6 (2.43%) C#
8 5 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.62%) ES6
9 4 (1.62%) Ruby
10 3 (1.21%) C++
10 3 (1.21%) Perl
10 3 (1.21%) PHP
11 2 (0.81%) Go
11 2 (0.81%) R
11 2 (0.81%) VBA
11 2 (0.81%) XPath
12 1 (0.40%) C-shell
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 147 (59.51%) SC Cleared
2 67 (27.13%) DV Cleared
3 16 (6.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (5.26%) ISEB
5 11 (4.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (4.05%) Degree
7 9 (3.64%) CITP
8 7 (2.83%) CBAP
8 7 (2.83%) Chartered Engineer
8 7 (2.83%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (2.02%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.21%) CISSP
12 2 (0.81%) CCNA
12 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.81%) CLAS
12 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.81%) MBCS
12 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.62%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.62%) QA
3 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.21%) PMO
4 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.81%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.40%) P3O
5 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.45%) Docker
3 3 (1.21%) Firmware
3 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.81%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) etcd
5 1 (0.40%) flannel
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.83%) Puppet
2 5 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.02%) SCCM
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.81%) Terraform
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.40%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.40%) Grafana
4 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.40%) Kibana
4 1 (0.40%) logstash
4 1 (0.40%) Marathon
4 1 (0.40%) Mesos
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.40%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.40%) Rancher
4 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.86%) CheckPoint
2 12 (4.86%) Oracle
3 11 (4.45%) SAP
4 7 (2.83%) Cisco
5 5 (2.02%) Citrix
5 5 (2.02%) IBM
5 5 (2.02%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.02%) VMware
6 4 (1.62%) Google
6 4 (1.62%) Nuix
6 4 (1.62%) Splunk
7 3 (1.21%) Juniper
8 2 (0.81%) Apple
8 2 (0.81%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.81%) HP
8 2 (0.81%) MapR
8 2 (0.81%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.81%) Remedy
8 2 (0.81%) Software AG
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday