Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 26 77
Rank change year-on-year -30 +51 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 129 160 206
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.76% 6.78% 3.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.25% 37.56% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 118 135
10th Percentile £319 £338 £221
25th Percentile £400 £425 £393
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +0.50%
75th Percentile £638 £613 £588
90th Percentile £719 £663 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £538 £523
% change year-on-year -6.98% +2.87% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year - -58.46% +73.80%
Central London median hourly rate - £13.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -58.46% +73.80%

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 441 426 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.87% 18.05% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 293 635
10th Percentile £339 £301 £313
25th Percentile £415 £411 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £641 £588 £613
90th Percentile £719 £650 £700
Central London median daily rate £531 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
10th Percentile £15.30 £17.88 £11.63
25th Percentile £21.25 £25.94 £12.81
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.50 £26.97
Median % change year-on-year -24.66% +35.36% +44.20%
75th Percentile £33.00 £39.00 £39.94
90th Percentile £35.60 £43.50 £52.13
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £33.68 £22.93
% change year-on-year -33.18% +46.86% +22.62%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the City of London

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the City of London

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 100 (77.52%) SC Cleared
2 36 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (15.50%) Java
4 17 (13.18%) Azure
4 17 (13.18%) DevOps
4 17 (13.18%) Social Skills
5 14 (10.85%) Scrum
5 14 (10.85%) JIRA
5 14 (10.85%) Public Sector
6 13 (10.08%) AWS
6 13 (10.08%) Finance
7 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (9.30%) Python
7 12 (9.30%) Test Automation
8 11 (8.53%) Git (software)
8 11 (8.53%) TDD
8 11 (8.53%) Docker
9 10 (7.75%) JavaScript
10 9 (6.98%) Management Information System
10 9 (6.98%) Project Management
10 9 (6.98%) Selenium
10 9 (6.98%) DV Cleared
10 9 (6.98%) Confluence
10 9 (6.98%) BDD
10 9 (6.98%) Analytics
10 9 (6.98%) Microservices
11 8 (6.20%) Oracle
12 7 (5.43%) HTML
12 7 (5.43%) CSS
12 7 (5.43%) SQL

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 (6.98%) Confluence
2 2 (1.55%) Apache
2 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.18%) Azure
2 13 (10.08%) AWS
3 6 (4.65%) GitHub
4 5 (3.88%) Slack
5 4 (3.10%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (3.10%) SaaS
6 2 (1.55%) Apigee
6 2 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.55%) IaaS
6 2 (1.55%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.55%) PaaS
6 2 (1.55%) Serverless
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.78%) Boomi
7 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Pulumi
7 1 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) SD-WAN
1 3 (2.33%) WAN
2 2 (1.55%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.55%) Network Security
3 1 (0.78%) DSL
3 1 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) Big Data
1 5 (3.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.55%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.55%) HBase
2 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.78%) Adabas
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.78%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.78%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.78%) QlikView
3 1 (0.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (0.78%) Spark SQL
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) JIRA
2 11 (8.53%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.98%) Selenium
4 7 (5.43%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.65%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.88%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.88%) JUnit
6 5 (3.88%) Mockito
6 5 (3.88%) NUnit
7 3 (2.33%) JMeter
7 3 (2.33%) jMock
7 3 (2.33%) TestNG
8 2 (1.55%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.55%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.55%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.55%) Protractor
8 2 (1.55%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.55%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.55%) WebLOAD
General
1 17 (13.18%) Social Skills
2 14 (10.85%) Public Sector
3 13 (10.08%) Finance
4 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.10%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (1.55%) Back Office
6 2 (1.55%) Law
6 2 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 15 (11.63%) Analyst
2 14 (10.85%) Architect
3 12 (9.30%) Designer
4 10 (7.75%) Business Analyst
4 10 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 10 (7.75%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (6.98%) Data Engineer
5 9 (6.98%) Developer
6 7 (5.43%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 5 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) Consultant
9 4 (3.10%) Integration Architect
9 4 (3.10%) Security Architect
10 3 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.33%) Product Manager
10 3 (2.33%) Senior Manager
10 3 (2.33%) Service Manager
10 3 (2.33%) Technical Manager
10 3 (2.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) CSS
1 7 (5.43%) HTML
1 7 (5.43%) Kafka
2 6 (4.65%) Web Services
3 5 (3.88%) REST
4 4 (3.10%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.10%) JSON
4 4 (3.10%) RESTful
4 4 (3.10%) Spring
5 3 (2.33%) Node.js
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.55%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (1.55%) CSS3
6 2 (1.55%) HTML5
6 2 (1.55%) NgRx
6 2 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.55%) Sass
6 2 (1.55%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.55%) WireMock
6 2 (1.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.10%) User Experience
3 3 (2.33%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (1.55%) Cyberattack
4 2 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.55%) Legacy Applications
4 2 (1.55%) PKI
4 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.55%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Replication
5 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.65%) Linux
2 4 (3.10%) Windows
3 3 (2.33%) Unix
4 2 (1.55%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.55%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (13.18%) DevOps
3 14 (10.85%) Scrum
4 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (9.30%) Test Automation
5 11 (8.53%) TDD
6 9 (6.98%) Analytics
6 9 (6.98%) BDD
6 9 (6.98%) Microservices
6 9 (6.98%) Project Management
7 7 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (5.43%) SDET
7 7 (5.43%) User Research
8 6 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (4.65%) Integration Testing
8 6 (4.65%) Open Source
9 5 (3.88%) Change Management
9 5 (3.88%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (3.88%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.50%) Java
2 12 (9.30%) Python
3 10 (7.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.43%) SQL
5 5 (3.88%) Java 8
6 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.55%) C#
6 2 (1.55%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.78%) Ada
7 1 (0.78%) CQL
7 1 (0.78%) Groovy
7 1 (0.78%) Java 11
7 1 (0.78%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.78%) Natural
7 1 (0.78%) Perl
7 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby
7 1 (0.78%) Scala
7 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 100 (77.52%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.98%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) CISSP
4 2 (1.55%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.55%) Degree
4 2 (1.55%) GCIH
5 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) CISA
5 1 (0.78%) CISM
5 1 (0.78%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.78%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) GCFA
5 1 (0.78%) GIAC
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.55%) PMO
4 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.78%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.78%) NCSC
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) Docker
2 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.78%) HDFS
3 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Kubernetes
1 6 (4.65%) Terraform
2 4 (3.10%) Ansible
3 2 (1.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) Ambari
4 1 (0.78%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.78%) EnCase
4 1 (0.78%) FTK
4 1 (0.78%) Grafana
4 1 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.78%) Packer
4 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (6.20%) Oracle
2 5 (3.88%) Cloudera
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.33%) Splunk
4 2 (1.55%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.55%) Cisco
4 2 (1.55%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.55%) Informatica
4 2 (1.55%) Remedy
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe
5 1 (0.78%) BMC
5 1 (0.78%) BT
5 1 (0.78%) Cellebrite
5 1 (0.78%) Dell
5 1 (0.78%) IBM
5 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.78%) Tealium
5 1 (0.78%) VMware