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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 43 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 123 140 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.02% 4.17% 3.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.34% 28.51% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 81 116
Median daily rate £466 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £625 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £13.75 £17.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.11% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £17.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £17.00 £21.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.63 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -10.17% +18.78%  

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 434 491 852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.17% 14.64% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 351 632
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -2.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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

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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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London.

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

Security Cleared
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 156 (59.54%) SC Cleared
2 79 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (29.01%) DV Cleared
4 50 (19.08%) Finance
5 40 (15.27%) Windows
6 38 (14.50%) Project Management
7 36 (13.74%) Linux
8 32 (12.21%) ITIL
9 31 (11.83%) PRINCE2
10 30 (11.45%) Java
11 28 (10.69%) DevOps
12 24 (9.16%) Microsoft
12 24 (9.16%) Service Management
12 24 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (8.02%) Migration
14 21 (8.02%) Scrum
15 20 (7.63%) Git (software)
15 20 (7.63%) Docker
16 19 (7.25%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (7.25%) GitHub
17 18 (6.87%) VMware
18 17 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
18 17 (6.49%) PowerShell
19 16 (6.11%) Business Analysis
19 16 (6.11%) Open Source
19 16 (6.11%) Change Management
19 16 (6.11%) MS Excel
20 15 (5.73%) CheckPoint
21 14 (5.34%) Active Directory

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 10 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.29%) Confluence
3 5 (1.91%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.53%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.76%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.96%) MS Project
3 11 (4.20%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (3.05%) MS Office
5 5 (1.91%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) CA PPM
1 2 (0.76%) Primavera
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.25%) GitHub
2 17 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.82%) Office 365
4 9 (3.44%) IaaS
4 9 (3.44%) PaaS
5 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (1.91%) SaaS
7 3 (1.15%) Trello
7 3 (1.15%) Yammer
8 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.34%) Firewall
2 11 (4.20%) LAN
3 10 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.05%) Internet
4 8 (3.05%) SSL
4 8 (3.05%) WAN
5 6 (2.29%) DNS
5 6 (2.29%) HTTP
6 5 (1.91%) DMARC
7 4 (1.53%) DHCP
8 3 (1.15%) DKIM
8 3 (1.15%) Network Security
8 3 (1.15%) SAN
8 3 (1.15%) Skype
8 3 (1.15%) SMTP
8 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.15%) Wireless
9 2 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.76%) VLAN
9 2 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
1 11 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.05%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.67%) Big Data
4 5 (1.91%) Redis
5 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.15%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.76%) MySQL
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.38%) Adabas
8 1 (0.38%) HBase
8 1 (0.38%) MS Access
8 1 (0.38%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.20%) JIRA
3 10 (3.82%) Bitbucket
3 10 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.91%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.76%) Maven
6 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.38%) Ant
7 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.38%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.38%) Gradle
7 1 (0.38%) Hudson
7 1 (0.38%) JUnit
7 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.38%) MSI
7 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.38%) Rational Software Modeler
7 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (19.08%) Finance
2 7 (2.67%) Law
3 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.15%) Legal
5 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Publishing
6 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (16.79%) Analyst
2 30 (11.45%) Developer
3 28 (10.69%) Architect
4 25 (9.54%) Project Manager
5 22 (8.40%) Business Analyst
6 19 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (3.82%) Change Manager
7 10 (3.82%) Project Officer
8 9 (3.44%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
8 9 (3.44%) Project Support Officer
8 9 (3.44%) Senior Developer
8 9 (3.44%) Support Officer
9 7 (2.67%) Business Manager
10 6 (2.29%) Consultant
10 6 (2.29%) Java Developer
10 6 (2.29%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (2.29%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 6 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.29%) Support Engineer
11 5 (1.91%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.96%) Node.js
2 12 (4.58%) HTML
3 11 (4.20%) CSS
3 11 (4.20%) Web Services
4 9 (3.44%) .NET
4 9 (3.44%) REST
5 7 (2.67%) Spring
6 6 (2.29%) Backbone.js
6 6 (2.29%) Ember.js
6 6 (2.29%) JSON
7 5 (1.91%) Akka
7 5 (1.91%) HTML5
7 5 (1.91%) LAMP
7 5 (1.91%) Play Framework
7 5 (1.91%) spray
7 5 (1.91%) Symfony
7 5 (1.91%) XML
8 4 (1.53%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (1.53%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.91%) Data Centre
3 5 (1.91%) PMI
3 5 (1.91%) User Experience
4 4 (1.53%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.15%) CESG
5 3 (1.15%) NHS
5 3 (1.15%) Replication
6 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.76%) Cybercrime
6 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.76%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.76%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.76%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.38%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.27%) Windows
2 36 (13.74%) Linux
3 14 (5.34%) Windows 10
4 13 (4.96%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.29%) CoreOS
6 6 (2.29%) Unix
7 4 (1.53%) RancherOS
7 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.15%) Android
8 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.15%) CentOS
8 3 (1.15%) webOS
8 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.15%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.15%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.76%) AIX
9 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.50%) Project Management
3 32 (12.21%) ITIL
4 31 (11.83%) PRINCE2
5 28 (10.69%) DevOps
6 24 (9.16%) Service Management
7 22 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (8.02%) Migration
8 21 (8.02%) Scrum
9 16 (6.11%) Business Analysis
9 16 (6.11%) Change Management
9 16 (6.11%) Open Source
10 13 (4.96%) UML
10 13 (4.96%) Use Case
11 12 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.58%) Risk Management
11 12 (4.58%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.58%) Waterfall
12 11 (4.20%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.45%) Java
2 17 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.20%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.20%) SQL
4 10 (3.82%) Python
5 8 (3.05%) Ruby
6 7 (2.67%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.67%) PHP
7 6 (2.29%) C#
7 6 (2.29%) Go
8 5 (1.91%) Scala
9 4 (1.53%) C
10 3 (1.15%) ES6
11 2 (0.76%) Perl
11 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.38%) Groovy
12 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 156 (59.54%) SC Cleared
2 76 (29.01%) DV Cleared
3 19 (7.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (4.96%) CTC Cleared
4 13 (4.96%) ISEB
5 8 (3.05%) CBAP
5 8 (3.05%) Degree
5 8 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (2.67%) Chartered Engineer
6 7 (2.67%) CITP
7 6 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.91%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.15%) CCNA
9 3 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.15%) CISSP
9 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.76%) CISM
10 2 (0.76%) CRISC
10 2 (0.76%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.29%) PMO
2 5 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.91%) QA
3 4 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) COBIT
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.38%) P3O
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (7.63%) Docker
2 14 (5.34%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.53%) etcd
5 4 (1.53%) flannel
6 2 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.38%) Firmware
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.38%) NFS
7 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.38%) Samba
7 1 (0.38%) vCloud
7 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.38%) vSphere
7 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (5.34%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.58%) Puppet
3 5 (1.91%) Ansible
4 4 (1.53%) Consul
4 4 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (1.53%) Marathon
4 4 (1.53%) Mesos
4 4 (1.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (1.53%) Rancher
4 4 (1.53%) SCCM
4 4 (1.53%) SELinux
5 2 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.38%) Kibana
6 1 (0.38%) logstash
6 1 (0.38%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.38%) Salt
6 1 (0.38%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 24 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.87%) VMware
3 15 (5.73%) CheckPoint
4 12 (4.58%) Oracle
5 10 (3.82%) Cisco
6 6 (2.29%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.53%) Citrix
8 3 (1.15%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.76%) IBM
9 2 (0.76%) Nuix
9 2 (0.76%) Remedy
9 2 (0.76%) SAP
9 2 (0.76%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.38%) Adobe
10 1 (0.38%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.38%) Becrypt
10 1 (0.38%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.38%) HP
10 1 (0.38%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.38%) PagerDuty
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