Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 74 74
Rank change year-on-year -39 0 -8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 176 222 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.51% 3.24% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.24% 22.63% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 126 118
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £298 £211
90th Percentile £703 £713 £594
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 3
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.01% +11.63% -6.84%
10th Percentile £14.60 £14.00 £14.43
90th Percentile £18.96 £24.40 £41.48
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.13
% change year-on-year +0.01% +9.18% -4.76%

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 965 981 1,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.77% 14.32% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 704 752
City of London median daily rate £478 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.05% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 15
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -1.61% +5.61%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £16.14
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.15 £41.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +5.56%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 October 2018. 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
London Bridge - 1 £550 -
Security Cleared
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 124 (70.45%) SC Cleared
2 48 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (17.05%) Windows
4 22 (12.50%) Finance
5 20 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (10.80%) DevOps
7 17 (9.66%) Linux
8 16 (9.09%) Java
8 16 (9.09%) Docker
8 16 (9.09%) DV Cleared
9 15 (8.52%) Microsoft
10 14 (7.95%) Active Directory
10 14 (7.95%) SQL
10 14 (7.95%) Migration
10 14 (7.95%) Open Source
11 12 (6.82%) Project Management
11 12 (6.82%) Banking
12 11 (6.25%) Jenkins
12 11 (6.25%) Windows 10
12 11 (6.25%) Terraform
12 11 (6.25%) Microservices
13 10 (5.68%) Kubernetes
13 10 (5.68%) CTC Cleared
13 10 (5.68%) Git (software)
13 10 (5.68%) ITIL
13 10 (5.68%) JavaScript
14 9 (5.11%) AngularJS
14 9 (5.11%) Puppet
14 9 (5.11%) Node.js
15 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure

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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 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.14%) nginx
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.57%) Gunicorn
3 1 (0.57%) Liferay
3 1 (0.57%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.55%) Office 365
3 5 (2.84%) npm
3 5 (2.84%) PaaS
3 5 (2.84%) Serverless
4 4 (2.27%) Route 53
5 3 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.70%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.70%) IaaS
5 3 (1.70%) SaaS
5 3 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.55%) WAN
2 6 (3.41%) Firewall
2 6 (3.41%) LAN
2 6 (3.41%) VPN
3 5 (2.84%) AMQP
3 5 (2.84%) DNS
4 4 (2.27%) Skype
5 3 (1.70%) Network Security
5 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.14%) BGP
6 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.14%) IPv4
6 2 (1.14%) SSH
6 2 (1.14%) SSL
6 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.14%) Wireless
6 2 (1.14%) WPA
7 1 (0.57%) 802.11
7 1 (0.57%) IPsec
7 1 (0.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.41%) Big Data
3 5 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.14%) MySQL
5 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.57%) Adabas
6 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.57%) DB2
6 1 (0.57%) DTS
6 1 (0.57%) HBase
6 1 (0.57%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.57%) MS Access
6 1 (0.57%) OLAP
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.68%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.84%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (2.27%) Mocha
4 4 (2.27%) Protractor
5 3 (1.70%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.70%) Selenium
5 3 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.14%) GitLab
6 2 (1.14%) Grunt
6 2 (1.14%) gulp
6 2 (1.14%) JIRA
7 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.57%) ERwin
7 1 (0.57%) JUnit
7 1 (0.57%) Maven
7 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (12.50%) Finance
2 12 (6.82%) Banking
3 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.84%) Legal
5 4 (2.27%) Law
5 4 (2.27%) Publishing
6 3 (1.70%) Back Office
6 3 (1.70%) Electronics
6 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 18 (10.23%) Architect
3 17 (9.66%) Developer
4 15 (8.52%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 13 (7.39%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.82%) Analyst
7 10 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Deployment Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Floorwalker
10 7 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.98%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.41%) IT Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Security Architect
12 5 (2.84%) Designer
12 5 (2.84%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.11%) AngularJS
1 9 (5.11%) Node.js
2 7 (3.98%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (2.84%) JSON
4 5 (2.84%) REST
5 4 (2.27%) .NET
5 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.27%) Chai
5 4 (2.27%) CSS
5 4 (2.27%) CSS3
5 4 (2.27%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.27%) GraphQL
5 4 (2.27%) HTML
5 4 (2.27%) Kafka
5 4 (2.27%) Middleware
5 4 (2.27%) Spring
6 3 (1.70%) HTML5
6 3 (1.70%) React
6 3 (1.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.41%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.84%) User Experience
4 3 (1.70%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.70%) Clustering
4 3 (1.70%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.14%) Social Media
6 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.57%) CESG
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.57%) iPad
6 1 (0.57%) iPhone
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.05%) Windows
2 17 (9.66%) Linux
3 11 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 7 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.84%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.27%) CentOS
6 4 (2.27%) Unix
7 3 (1.70%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.14%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.14%) Solaris
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.57%) Android
9 1 (0.57%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.80%) DevOps
3 14 (7.95%) Migration
3 14 (7.95%) Open Source
4 12 (6.82%) Project Management
5 11 (6.25%) Microservices
6 10 (5.68%) ITIL
7 8 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.55%) User Stories
8 7 (3.98%) Scrum
9 6 (3.41%) Analytics
9 6 (3.41%) Coaching
9 6 (3.41%) Test Automation
10 5 (2.84%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (2.84%) MVC
10 5 (2.84%) Service Management
10 5 (2.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.84%) TDD
10 5 (2.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.09%) Java
2 14 (7.95%) SQL
3 10 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.55%) C#
4 8 (4.55%) Python
5 5 (2.84%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.27%) Java 8
6 4 (2.27%) Ruby
6 4 (2.27%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.70%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.70%) PHP
8 2 (1.14%) Perl
8 2 (1.14%) XPath
8 2 (1.14%) XQuery
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) Natural
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (70.45%) SC Cleared
2 16 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 10 (5.68%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.14%) Degree
4 2 (1.14%) MCSE
4 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.57%) CCNA
5 1 (0.57%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.57%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.57%) HNC
5 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.57%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.98%) SLA
2 4 (2.27%) QA
3 2 (1.14%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.14%) PMO
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (9.09%) Docker
2 14 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.57%) KVM
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.25%) Terraform
2 10 (5.68%) Kubernetes
3 9 (5.11%) Puppet
4 7 (3.98%) SCCM
5 5 (2.84%) Ansible
6 4 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.14%) Netcool
7 2 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.14%) WSUS
8 1 (0.57%) Cacti
8 1 (0.57%) CASB
8 1 (0.57%) Grafana
8 1 (0.57%) Nagios
8 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.55%) Oracle
3 6 (3.41%) SAP
3 6 (3.41%) VMware
4 3 (1.70%) Apigee
4 3 (1.70%) CA
4 3 (1.70%) Citrix
4 3 (1.70%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (1.14%) Black Duck
5 2 (1.14%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.14%) Cisco
5 2 (1.14%) McAfee
5 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.14%) Remedy
5 2 (1.14%) Reuters
5 2 (1.14%) Splunk
5 2 (1.14%) Veritas
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe
6 1 (0.57%) Sybase
6 1 (0.57%) TIBCO