Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 84 77
Rank change year-on-year +46 -7 -18
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 219 210 235
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.19% 3.11% 3.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.38% 21.97% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 132 134
Median daily rate £525 £474 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.82% -0.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £337 £161 £212
90th Percentile £650 £710 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 19
Median hourly rate £15.35 £25.60 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.04% +36.90% +17.30%
10th Percentile £11.77 £18.70 £14.94
90th Percentile £18.13 £34.63 £25.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £32.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -42.46% +73.80% +28.97%

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 637 956 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.09% 14.17% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 681 693
Median daily rate £490 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £264 £241 £298
90th Percentile £675 £688 £711
Central London median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 34
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.65 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.09% -1.69% +12.30%
10th Percentile £19.01 £15.78 £14.53
90th Percentile £52.25 £37.80 £38.49
Median hourly rate £33.75 £21.18 £22.02
% change year-on-year +59.35% -3.79% +19.97%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020, 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.

1 178 (81.28%) SC Cleared
2 69 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.83%) Public Sector
4 48 (21.92%) DevOps
5 44 (20.09%) Linux
6 34 (15.53%) Git (software)
7 32 (14.61%) JIRA
7 32 (14.61%) Docker
7 32 (14.61%) Jenkins
7 32 (14.61%) Terraform
8 30 (13.70%) Kubernetes
8 30 (13.70%) AWS
8 30 (13.70%) Confluence
9 29 (13.24%) Azure
10 28 (12.79%) Microsoft
11 26 (11.87%) Ansible
12 24 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (10.50%) DV Cleared
14 22 (10.05%) Windows
14 22 (10.05%) Infrastructure as Code
15 21 (9.59%) Java
16 20 (9.13%) SQL
17 19 (8.68%) Packer
18 18 (8.22%) Oracle
18 18 (8.22%) Python
19 17 (7.76%) Project Management
19 17 (7.76%) Istio
20 15 (6.85%) SQL Server
20 15 (6.85%) .NET
20 15 (6.85%) Amazon EC2

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 30 (13.70%) Confluence
2 7 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.28%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.83%) SAS
4 4 (1.83%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.91%) Apache
6 2 (0.91%) JBoss
6 2 (0.91%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.46%) Drupal
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.46%) IIS
7 1 (0.46%) Jupyter
Applications
1 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.91%) Figma
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.70%) AWS
2 29 (13.24%) Azure
3 15 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (6.39%) Office 365
5 11 (5.02%) GitHub
6 5 (2.28%) IaaS
6 5 (2.28%) Serverless
7 4 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.83%) PaaS
7 4 (1.83%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.83%) SaaS
8 3 (1.37%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.37%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.91%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.91%) GCP
9 2 (0.91%) Route 53
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.46%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.74%) Firewall
2 5 (2.28%) WAN
3 4 (1.83%) LAN
3 4 (1.83%) Network Security
3 4 (1.83%) VPN
4 3 (1.37%) DNS
5 2 (0.91%) Internet
5 2 (0.91%) Skype
5 2 (0.91%) WebEx
6 1 (0.46%) 3G
6 1 (0.46%) 5G
6 1 (0.46%) DHCP
6 1 (0.46%) H.323
6 1 (0.46%) Intranet
6 1 (0.46%) ISDN
6 1 (0.46%) MPLS
6 1 (0.46%) Q.931
6 1 (0.46%) SCCP
6 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.74%) Big Data
4 4 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.37%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.37%) MySQL
5 3 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.37%) Power BI
6 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.46%) DataStage
7 1 (0.46%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.46%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 32 (14.61%) Jenkins
2 32 (14.61%) JIRA
3 8 (3.65%) GitLab
4 7 (3.20%) Postman
4 7 (3.20%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.28%) Maven
6 4 (1.83%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.37%) JMeter
7 3 (1.37%) JUnit
7 3 (1.37%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.37%) RSpec
7 3 (1.37%) Selenium
7 3 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.37%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.91%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.91%) NUnit
8 2 (0.91%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 50 (22.83%) Public Sector
2 12 (5.48%) Finance
3 6 (2.74%) Law
4 3 (1.37%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.91%) Advertising
5 2 (0.91%) Banking
5 2 (0.91%) Billing
6 1 (0.46%) Electronics
6 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (14.61%) Developer
2 30 (13.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (12.33%) Analyst
4 18 (8.22%) Architect
5 13 (5.94%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.02%) Consultant
6 11 (5.02%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.11%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.65%) Coordinator
8 8 (3.65%) PMO Coordinator
8 8 (3.65%) PMO Manager
8 8 (3.65%) PMO Planner
8 8 (3.65%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.20%) Designer
9 7 (3.20%) Deskside Engineer
9 7 (3.20%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 5 (2.28%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 5 (2.28%) Software Developer
10 5 (2.28%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.85%) .NET
2 11 (5.02%) Web Services
3 9 (4.11%) HTML
4 7 (3.20%) JSON
4 7 (3.20%) REST
5 6 (2.74%) CSS
6 4 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (1.83%) SOAP
6 4 (1.83%) Spring
6 4 (1.83%) XML
7 3 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.37%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.37%) Apache Camel
7 3 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.37%) HTML5
7 3 (1.37%) J2EE
7 3 (1.37%) Node.js
7 3 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.65%) User Experience
3 6 (2.74%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.37%) BYOD
6 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.91%) Blog
6 2 (0.91%) Cyberattack
6 2 (0.91%) iPad
6 2 (0.91%) W3C
7 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.46%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.46%) Handset
7 1 (0.46%) iPhone
7 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.46%) PKI
7 1 (0.46%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.09%) Linux
2 22 (10.05%) Windows
3 7 (3.20%) Unix
4 5 (2.28%) Ubuntu
4 5 (2.28%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.37%) CentOS
6 3 (1.37%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.91%) Android
7 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.46%) Debian
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.46%) VME
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (21.92%) DevOps
3 24 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (10.05%) Infrastructure as Code
5 17 (7.76%) Project Management
6 15 (6.85%) Waterfall
7 13 (5.94%) Migration
8 12 (5.48%) TDD
9 10 (4.57%) ITIL
9 10 (4.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 9 (4.11%) Change Management
10 9 (4.11%) CRM
10 9 (4.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 9 (4.11%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.65%) Analytics
11 8 (3.65%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.65%) Decision-Making
11 8 (3.65%) Project Delivery
11 8 (3.65%) User Stories
12 7 (3.20%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.59%) Java
2 20 (9.13%) SQL
3 18 (8.22%) Python
4 12 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.57%) C#
6 8 (3.65%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.20%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.28%) Ruby
9 4 (1.83%) C++
9 4 (1.83%) Java 8
9 4 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.37%) PHP
11 2 (0.91%) Groovy
11 2 (0.91%) Perl
11 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.46%) C
12 1 (0.46%) Go
12 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 178 (81.28%) SC Cleared
2 23 (10.50%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.11%) CTC Cleared
4 6 (2.74%) BC Cleared
5 5 (2.28%) AWS Certification
5 5 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.83%) CCNA
6 4 (1.83%) Degree
7 3 (1.37%) CCENT
7 3 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.91%) CISM
8 2 (0.91%) CISSP
8 2 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.91%) SANS
9 1 (0.46%) CISA
9 1 (0.46%) ISEB
9 1 (0.46%) MCP
9 1 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.57%) PMO
2 5 (2.28%) QA
3 4 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.83%) SLA
4 3 (1.37%) NIST
5 2 (0.91%) GDPR
5 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.91%) WCAG
5 2 (0.91%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.46%) NCSC
System Software
1 32 (14.61%) Docker
2 6 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.91%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (14.61%) Terraform
2 30 (13.70%) Kubernetes
3 26 (11.87%) Ansible
4 19 (8.68%) Packer
5 17 (7.76%) Istio
6 8 (3.65%) Puppet
7 5 (2.28%) Kibana
8 3 (1.37%) Consul
8 3 (1.37%) Grafana
8 3 (1.37%) logstash
8 3 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.37%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.46%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.46%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.46%) Salt
9 1 (0.46%) SELinux
9 1 (0.46%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 28 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.22%) Oracle
3 13 (5.94%) VMware
4 6 (2.74%) Cisco
5 5 (2.28%) Citrix
6 4 (1.83%) Xerox
7 3 (1.37%) Informatica
7 3 (1.37%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.91%) BEA
8 2 (0.91%) Google
8 2 (0.91%) HP
8 2 (0.91%) IBM
8 2 (0.91%) Pega
8 2 (0.91%) Remedy
8 2 (0.91%) Splunk
8 2 (0.91%) Tableau
8 2 (0.91%) Teradata
8 2 (0.91%) webMethods
9 1 (0.46%) 3PAR