Period
to 26 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 86 65
Rank change year-on-year +10 -21 -15
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 196 200 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.04% 2.88% 3.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.95% 21.37% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 115 123
City of London median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% -5.00%
10th Percentile £158 £200 £300
90th Percentile £638 £665 £612
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.44% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 30 12
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 £18.70 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.80% +17.72% -5.87%
10th Percentile £31.25 £14.68 £12.83
90th Percentile £33.75 £21.85 £18.70
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £18.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year +73.80% +28.97% -14.07%

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 854 936 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.23% 13.48% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 683 606
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £275
90th Percentile £688 £700 £650
Central London median daily rate £510 £500 £456
% change year-on-year +2.00% +9.65% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 44 20
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.70 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.31% +4.89% -18.15%
10th Percentile £11.80 £14.00 £12.69
90th Percentile £41.18 £38.49 £25.51
Central London median hourly rate £21.18 £18.70 £17.77
% change year-on-year +13.26% +5.23% -18.41%

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 26 June 2019.

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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Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the City of London region over the 6 months to 26 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
Security Cleared
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 151 (77.04%) SC Cleared
2 59 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (16.33%) Java
4 29 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (12.76%) Migration
6 24 (12.24%) Linux
7 23 (11.73%) DV Cleared
8 22 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (11.22%) Finance
9 21 (10.71%) Windows
9 21 (10.71%) Python
9 21 (10.71%) SQL
9 21 (10.71%) DevOps
10 18 (9.18%) Telecoms
11 17 (8.67%) TDD
11 17 (8.67%) Ruby
12 16 (8.16%) Project Management
12 16 (8.16%) WAN
12 16 (8.16%) Docker
13 15 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (7.65%) Microsoft
13 15 (7.65%) JavaScript
13 15 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (7.65%) Kubernetes
13 15 (7.65%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (7.14%) Windows 10
14 14 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (7.14%) Git (software)
15 13 (6.63%) Microservices
15 13 (6.63%) CCNA

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 6 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.04%) Confluence
3 3 (1.53%) nginx
4 2 (1.02%) Apache
4 2 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.51%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.51%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.51%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.51%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.51%) InDesign
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) Sketch
2 1 (0.51%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.57%) GitHub
4 6 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.55%) Office 365
6 4 (2.04%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.53%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (1.02%) Apigee
8 2 (1.02%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (1.02%) Datadog
8 2 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.02%) Quay.io
8 2 (1.02%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.16%) WAN
2 13 (6.63%) Firewall
3 12 (6.12%) VPN
4 9 (4.59%) Internet
4 9 (4.59%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.57%) Ethernet
5 7 (3.57%) MPLS
5 7 (3.57%) VoIP
6 6 (3.06%) BGP
6 6 (3.06%) LAN
6 6 (3.06%) OSPF
7 5 (2.55%) Converged Networks
7 5 (2.55%) Network Security
7 5 (2.55%) Wireless
8 4 (2.04%) Broadband
8 4 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.04%) ISDN
9 3 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.53%) SDH
10 2 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (3.06%) Big Data
3 6 (3.06%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.06%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.53%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) Impala
7 1 (0.51%) Parquet
7 1 (0.51%) Power BI
7 1 (0.51%) Redis
7 1 (0.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.61%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.06%) JIRA
4 4 (2.04%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.53%) GitLab
5 3 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.02%) Maven
6 2 (1.02%) MSI
7 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.51%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.51%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.51%) Grunt
7 1 (0.51%) gulp
7 1 (0.51%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.51%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.51%) Mockito
7 1 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 22 (11.22%) Finance
2 18 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.57%) Marketing
4 6 (3.06%) Banking
5 5 (2.55%) Law
6 4 (2.04%) Electronics
6 4 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.02%) Advertising
8 2 (1.02%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Billing
9 1 (0.51%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (20.92%) Developer
2 23 (11.73%) Architect
3 20 (10.20%) Analyst
4 12 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (5.61%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.10%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.08%) Deskside Engineer
7 8 (4.08%) Technical Architect
8 7 (3.57%) Designer
9 6 (3.06%) Consultant
10 5 (2.55%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (2.55%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 5 (2.55%) Security Architect
10 5 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.04%) AWS Architect
11 4 (2.04%) AWS DevOps
11 4 (2.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.04%) Deployment Engineer
11 4 (2.04%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.63%) HTML
2 12 (6.12%) CSS
3 11 (5.61%) REST
3 11 (5.61%) SOAP
4 10 (5.10%) JSON
5 7 (3.57%) RESTful
6 6 (3.06%) .NET
6 6 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (3.06%) Node.js
7 5 (2.55%) Kafka
7 5 (2.55%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (2.55%) Spring
8 4 (2.04%) OAuth
8 4 (2.04%) OpenID
8 4 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (2.04%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.04%) Web Services
8 4 (2.04%) XML
9 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.53%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (6.12%) Public Cloud
2 8 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.55%) User Experience
5 3 (1.53%) PKI
6 2 (1.02%) CCTV
6 2 (1.02%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.02%) Robotics
6 2 (1.02%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.51%) Blog
7 1 (0.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.51%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.24%) Linux
2 21 (10.71%) Windows
3 14 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.53%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.02%) CoreOS
7 2 (1.02%) Solaris
7 2 (1.02%) Unix
7 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.76%) Migration
3 22 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (10.71%) DevOps
5 17 (8.67%) TDD
6 16 (8.16%) Project Management
7 15 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (6.63%) Data Modelling
8 13 (6.63%) ITIL
8 13 (6.63%) Microservices
9 12 (6.12%) Change Management
9 12 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.61%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (5.61%) Scrum
10 11 (5.61%) Service Delivery
10 11 (5.61%) Service Design
11 10 (5.10%) Coaching
11 10 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (5.10%) Prototyping
11 10 (5.10%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.33%) Java
2 21 (10.71%) Python
2 21 (10.71%) SQL
3 17 (8.67%) Ruby
4 15 (7.65%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.59%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.57%) C#
6 7 (3.57%) Java 8
7 6 (3.06%) Go
8 5 (2.55%) PHP
8 5 (2.55%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.04%) Perl
9 4 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.02%) VB
11 1 (0.51%) ES6
11 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.51%) VB6
11 1 (0.51%) VBA
11 1 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 151 (77.04%) SC Cleared
2 23 (11.73%) DV Cleared
3 15 (7.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 15 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (6.63%) CCNA
5 12 (6.12%) BC Cleared
6 9 (4.59%) CCDA
6 9 (4.59%) CCDP
6 9 (4.59%) CCIE
6 9 (4.59%) CCNP
7 7 (3.57%) Degree
8 6 (3.06%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (2.04%) AWS Certification
9 4 (2.04%) CISSP
9 4 (2.04%) RHCE
10 3 (1.53%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.02%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (1.02%) CISA
11 2 (1.02%) SANS
12 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.02%) GDPR
3 2 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.02%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.02%) RMADS
4 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.51%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (8.16%) Docker
2 11 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.02%) Ceph
4 2 (1.02%) etcd
4 2 (1.02%) flannel
4 2 (1.02%) GlusterFS
4 2 (1.02%) SkyDNS
5 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.51%) HDFS
5 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) KVM
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) Kubernetes
2 11 (5.61%) Ansible
3 10 (5.10%) Puppet
4 6 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.55%) SCCM
5 5 (2.55%) Terraform
6 3 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.53%) Kibana
6 3 (1.53%) logstash
6 3 (1.53%) Nagios
6 3 (1.53%) RANCID
6 3 (1.53%) Sysdig
7 2 (1.02%) Cacti
7 2 (1.02%) Graphite
7 2 (1.02%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.02%) OpenView
7 2 (1.02%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.12%) Cisco
2 12 (6.12%) Oracle
3 5 (2.55%) CA
3 5 (2.55%) Red Hat
3 5 (2.55%) ServiceNow
3 5 (2.55%) SolarWinds
4 4 (2.04%) SAP
5 3 (1.53%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.53%) F5
5 3 (1.53%) Splunk
6 2 (1.02%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.02%) Comptel
6 2 (1.02%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.02%) Google
6 2 (1.02%) Kaseya
6 2 (1.02%) Radware
6 2 (1.02%) SevOne
6 2 (1.02%) Tableau
6 2 (1.02%) VMware