Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 97 72
Rank change year-on-year +40 -25 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 239 173 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.98% 2.49% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.73% 18.19% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 103 126
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £256 £200 £298
90th Percentile £638 £708 £713
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 29 16
City of London median hourly rate £42.25 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.94% +0.01% +11.63%
10th Percentile £32.98 £14.60 £14.00
90th Percentile £53.33 £18.96 £24.40
Central London median hourly rate £42.25 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +125.94% +0.01% +9.18%

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 832 951 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.87% 13.70% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 670 700
City of London median daily rate £500 £478 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% -1.55% +7.78%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 48 29
City of London median hourly rate £21.72 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +0.03% -1.61%
10th Percentile £10.63 £13.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £49.63 £25.50 £28.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -1.58%

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 14 October 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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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 14 October 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 187 (78.24%) SC Cleared
2 60 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (23.43%) Public Sector
4 42 (17.57%) AWS
5 41 (17.15%) Windows
6 40 (16.74%) Finance
7 39 (16.32%) Linux
7 39 (16.32%) Microsoft
8 38 (15.90%) SQL
9 37 (15.48%) DevOps
10 36 (15.06%) JavaScript
11 30 (12.55%) Java
12 27 (11.30%) Python
13 25 (10.46%) Migration
13 25 (10.46%) Jenkins
14 24 (10.04%) .NET
15 23 (9.62%) HTML
15 23 (9.62%) ITIL
15 23 (9.62%) DV Cleared
16 22 (9.21%) Ruby
16 22 (9.21%) Oracle
16 22 (9.21%) SharePoint
16 22 (9.21%) Management Information System
17 21 (8.79%) Cybersecurity
18 20 (8.37%) Azure
18 20 (8.37%) Git (software)
18 20 (8.37%) Web Services
19 19 (7.95%) Perl
19 19 (7.95%) Change Management
19 19 (7.95%) Docker

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 22 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.18%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.77%) IIS
4 6 (2.51%) Confluence
4 6 (2.51%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.67%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.26%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.84%) CMS
7 2 (0.84%) JBoss
7 2 (0.84%) Jetty
7 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.42%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.77%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.57%) AWS
2 20 (8.37%) Azure
3 14 (5.86%) Office 365
4 9 (3.77%) Power Platform
5 8 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.93%) Datadog
7 6 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (2.09%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (2.09%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.67%) PaaS
10 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.26%) GCP
10 3 (1.26%) IaaS
10 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Flow
10 3 (1.26%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.26%) Serverless
11 2 (0.84%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.44%) VPN
2 11 (4.60%) WAN
3 10 (4.18%) LAN
4 9 (3.77%) Internet
5 8 (3.35%) Firewall
6 5 (2.09%) MPLS
6 5 (2.09%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.67%) BGP
7 4 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.67%) Skype
8 3 (1.26%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.26%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (1.26%) OSPF
8 3 (1.26%) VoIP
9 2 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.84%) Converged Networks
9 2 (0.84%) DNS
9 2 (0.84%) SSH
9 2 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.18%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (3.77%) MySQL
5 9 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.93%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.51%) Power BI
8 5 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.67%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.84%) Big Data
11 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.42%) Impala
Development Applications
1 25 (10.46%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.37%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.44%) JIRA
3 13 (5.44%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.67%) Hudson
6 4 (1.67%) Maven
6 4 (1.67%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.26%) gulp
7 3 (1.26%) Selenium
7 3 (1.26%) Subversion
8 2 (0.84%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.84%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.84%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.84%) Leiningen
8 2 (0.84%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (23.43%) Public Sector
2 40 (16.74%) Finance
3 10 (4.18%) Banking
3 10 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.51%) Law
5 4 (1.67%) Games
6 3 (1.26%) Marketing
7 2 (0.84%) Electronics
7 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Local Government
7 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.42%) Police
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (20.50%) Developer
2 32 (13.39%) Architect
3 25 (10.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (8.37%) Analyst
5 11 (4.60%) Security Architect
6 10 (4.18%) .NET Developer
6 10 (4.18%) Consultant
7 9 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (3.35%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (3.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.35%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (2.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (2.51%) Project Manager
9 6 (2.51%) Senior Developer
9 6 (2.51%) SQL Developer
9 6 (2.51%) SSAS Developer
9 6 (2.51%) SSIS Developer
9 6 (2.51%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.09%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.04%) .NET
2 23 (9.62%) HTML
3 20 (8.37%) Web Services
4 14 (5.86%) JSON
5 12 (5.02%) CSS
5 12 (5.02%) Node.js
5 12 (5.02%) Oracle Fusion
6 11 (4.60%) .NET Framework
6 11 (4.60%) XML
7 10 (4.18%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.93%) WCF
9 6 (2.51%) .NET Core
9 6 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (2.51%) XSLT
10 5 (2.09%) jQuery
10 5 (2.09%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (2.09%) Spring
11 4 (1.67%) React
11 4 (1.67%) SOAP
11 4 (1.67%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.77%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.51%) PKI
5 6 (2.51%) User Experience
6 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.84%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.84%) Derivative
7 2 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.84%) Robotics
8 1 (0.42%) Blog
8 1 (0.42%) CMDB
8 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.42%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.15%) Windows
2 39 (16.32%) Linux
3 16 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (5.44%) Windows 10
5 9 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.93%) Unix
7 5 (2.09%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.67%) CentOS
8 4 (1.67%) Debian
8 4 (1.67%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.26%) Android
9 3 (1.26%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.26%) Solaris
9 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.42%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.42%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (15.48%) DevOps
3 25 (10.46%) Migration
4 23 (9.62%) ITIL
5 21 (8.79%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (7.95%) Change Management
7 18 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (7.11%) TDD
9 16 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (6.69%) Configuration Management
9 16 (6.69%) Project Management
9 16 (6.69%) Scrum
10 14 (5.86%) Decision-Making
10 14 (5.86%) Microservices
10 14 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (5.86%) Web Development
11 13 (5.44%) Open Source
12 12 (5.02%) CRM
12 12 (5.02%) ERP
12 12 (5.02%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.90%) SQL
2 36 (15.06%) JavaScript
3 30 (12.55%) Java
4 27 (11.30%) Python
5 22 (9.21%) Ruby
6 19 (7.95%) Perl
7 15 (6.28%) Bash Shell
8 14 (5.86%) C#
9 10 (4.18%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.93%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.67%) Go
11 4 (1.67%) Groovy
12 3 (1.26%) C++
12 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.84%) C
13 2 (0.84%) Clojure
13 2 (0.84%) ClojureScript
13 2 (0.84%) Scala
13 2 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 187 (78.24%) SC Cleared
2 23 (9.62%) DV Cleared
3 15 (6.28%) Degree
4 11 (4.60%) CTC Cleared
5 8 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (3.35%) RHCE
6 7 (2.93%) BC Cleared
7 6 (2.51%) AWS Certification
7 6 (2.51%) CCNA
7 6 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.51%) HND
7 6 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.67%) CCDA
8 4 (1.67%) CCDP
8 4 (1.67%) CCIE
8 4 (1.67%) CCNP
8 4 (1.67%) OCA
8 4 (1.67%) OCP
8 4 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.26%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.51%) SLA
2 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.26%) NIST
3 2 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.84%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.84%) PMO
3 2 (0.84%) RMADS
4 1 (0.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) WCAG
4 1 (0.42%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 19 (7.95%) Docker
2 13 (5.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.42%) etcd
5 1 (0.42%) HDFS
5 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (7.95%) Terraform
2 16 (6.69%) Ansible
3 13 (5.44%) Kubernetes
3 13 (5.44%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.44%) Puppet
4 9 (3.77%) Suricata
5 4 (1.67%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.84%) Consul
6 2 (0.84%) Nessus
6 2 (0.84%) Salt
6 2 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.42%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.42%) Kibana
7 1 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.42%) Nmap
7 1 (0.42%) Packer
7 1 (0.42%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.42%) rkt
Vendors
1 39 (16.32%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.21%) Oracle
3 13 (5.44%) Red Hat
4 11 (4.60%) Splunk
5 9 (3.77%) Qualys
6 8 (3.35%) Cisco
7 7 (2.93%) Google
7 7 (2.93%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.51%) CA
8 6 (2.51%) Sybase
8 6 (2.51%) Tableau
9 5 (2.09%) Twitter
9 5 (2.09%) VMware
10 4 (1.67%) Cloudera
11 3 (1.26%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.26%) Dell
11 3 (1.26%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.26%) Intel
11 3 (1.26%) Remedy
12 2 (0.84%) SAP