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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 24 61 25
Rank change year-on-year +37 -36 +58
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 318 124 189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.27% 3.88% 6.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.91% 28.51% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 88 134
10th Percentile £388 £288 £346
25th Percentile £463 £410 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £524 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.96% -4.73% +10.00%
75th Percentile £675 £630 £613
90th Percentile £730 £719 £671
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £538
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.33% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £12.75
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
75th Percentile - - £14.25
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £13.50
% change year-on-year - - -58.46%

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 741 435 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.95% 13.61% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 292 331
10th Percentile £363 £323 £315
25th Percentile £475 £417 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -0.74%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £588
90th Percentile £738 £719 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £538 £500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 5
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.30 £16.85
25th Percentile £35.94 £17.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate £44.50 £27.50 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year +61.82% -26.67% +44.43%
75th Percentile £52.25 £33.00 £39.25
90th Percentile £60.05 £35.60 £44.35
Central London median hourly rate £44.50 £22.00 £29.34
% change year-on-year +102.27% -25.01% +27.94%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022, 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.

1 264 (83.02%) SC Cleared
2 92 (28.93%) Agile
3 64 (20.13%) DevOps
4 61 (19.18%) Public Sector
5 41 (12.89%) Social Skills
6 40 (12.58%) Linux
7 39 (12.26%) Oracle
8 38 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (11.95%) DV Cleared
9 37 (11.64%) Test Automation
9 37 (11.64%) AWS
9 37 (11.64%) Terraform
10 35 (11.01%) Service Management
10 35 (11.01%) ITIL
11 34 (10.69%) Docker
11 34 (10.69%) CI/CD
12 32 (10.06%) Python
13 31 (9.75%) Microsoft
13 31 (9.75%) Jenkins
14 30 (9.43%) Finance
15 29 (9.12%) Java
15 29 (9.12%) Git (software)
16 26 (8.18%) Scrum
17 23 (7.23%) Software Engineering
17 23 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (7.23%) Microservices
17 23 (7.23%) Serverless
18 22 (6.92%) Ansible
18 22 (6.92%) Kubernetes
18 22 (6.92%) GitHub

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 15 (4.72%) Confluence
2 3 (0.94%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.63%) Anypoint
3 2 (0.63%) Apache
3 2 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.31%) IIS
4 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.64%) AWS
2 23 (7.23%) Serverless
3 22 (6.92%) Azure
3 22 (6.92%) GitHub
4 10 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (3.14%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (3.14%) OpenShift
5 9 (2.83%) PaaS
6 8 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.52%) SaaS
7 7 (2.20%) Amazon ECS
7 7 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.89%) GitHub Actions
8 6 (1.89%) IaaS
9 5 (1.57%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.94%) Azure DevOps
11 3 (0.94%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.63%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.46%) WAN
2 9 (2.83%) Firewall
3 8 (2.52%) SD-WAN
4 6 (1.89%) LAN
5 5 (1.57%) Network Security
5 5 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.26%) DNS
6 4 (1.26%) VPN
7 3 (0.94%) BGP
7 3 (0.94%) DWDM
7 3 (0.94%) MPLS
7 3 (0.94%) OSPF
7 3 (0.94%) SSL
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.63%) HTTP
8 2 (0.63%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.57%) NoSQL
1 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
1 5 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.94%) Big Data
3 3 (0.94%) Metadata
3 3 (0.94%) MySQL
3 3 (0.94%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.63%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.63%) Power BI
4 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 31 (9.75%) Jenkins
2 29 (9.12%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.29%) GitLab
3 20 (6.29%) JIRA
4 15 (4.72%) Artifactory
5 12 (3.77%) SonarQube
6 7 (2.20%) Selenium
7 6 (1.89%) CircleCI
8 5 (1.57%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.94%) JUnit
9 3 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.63%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.63%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.63%) JMeter
10 2 (0.63%) jMock
10 2 (0.63%) Mockito
10 2 (0.63%) NUnit
10 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (19.18%) Public Sector
2 41 (12.89%) Social Skills
3 30 (9.43%) Finance
4 23 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.20%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.26%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (0.94%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Local Government
8 2 (0.63%) Police
8 2 (0.63%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.31%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (14.15%) Architect
2 34 (10.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (10.06%) Developer
4 29 (9.12%) Analyst
5 18 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 14 (4.40%) Consultant
7 13 (4.09%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (3.46%) AWS DevOps
9 11 (3.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.46%) Linux Engineer
9 11 (3.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 11 (3.46%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.46%) Python Engineer
9 11 (3.46%) Service Architect
10 10 (3.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.14%) Business Manager
11 9 (2.83%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.52%) Change Manager
12 8 (2.52%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.35%) React
2 10 (3.14%) Node.js
3 7 (2.20%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (1.89%) Spring Boot
4 6 (1.89%) Web Services
5 5 (1.57%) .NET
5 5 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.57%) REST
5 5 (1.57%) Spring
6 4 (1.26%) CSS
6 4 (1.26%) HTML
7 3 (0.94%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.94%) Django
7 3 (0.94%) JSON
7 3 (0.94%) Kafka
7 3 (0.94%) Redux
7 3 (0.94%) XML
8 2 (0.63%) cloud-init
8 2 (0.63%) Jest
8 2 (0.63%) Nunjucks
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.40%) Management Information System
2 5 (1.57%) Data Centre
2 5 (1.57%) PMI
2 5 (1.57%) Virtual Team
3 4 (1.26%) Legacy Systems
3 4 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (1.26%) PKI
3 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
4 3 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
4 3 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.63%) CESG
5 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.31%) Clustering
6 1 (0.31%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.31%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.31%) Replication
6 1 (0.31%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.58%) Linux
2 15 (4.72%) Windows
3 11 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.20%) Unix
5 5 (1.57%) CentOS
5 5 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.26%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.94%) HPUX
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.94%) Scientific Linux
7 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.63%) AIX
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.31%) Debian
9 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (28.93%) Agile
2 64 (20.13%) DevOps
3 38 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (11.64%) Test Automation
5 35 (11.01%) ITIL
5 35 (11.01%) Service Management
6 34 (10.69%) CI/CD
7 26 (8.18%) Scrum
8 23 (7.23%) Microservices
8 23 (7.23%) Software Engineering
9 21 (6.60%) Project Management
10 19 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (5.66%) ERP
12 17 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.03%) Business Case
13 16 (5.03%) Migration
14 15 (4.72%) Change Management
14 15 (4.72%) Decision-Making
14 15 (4.72%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.06%) Python
2 29 (9.12%) Java
3 20 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.66%) SQL
5 9 (2.83%) C
6 8 (2.52%) Bash
7 7 (2.20%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.26%) Go
8 4 (1.26%) Ruby
9 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.94%) Scala
9 3 (0.94%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.63%) C#
10 2 (0.63%) C++
10 2 (0.63%) Groovy
11 1 (0.31%) ABAP
11 1 (0.31%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.31%) Perl
11 1 (0.31%) PHP
11 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 264 (83.02%) SC Cleared
2 38 (11.95%) DV Cleared
3 13 (4.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.20%) CISSP
5 6 (1.89%) CCNA
5 6 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (1.89%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.57%) PMP
7 4 (1.26%) CISM
7 4 (1.26%) Degree
7 4 (1.26%) ISEB
8 3 (0.94%) CCNP
8 3 (0.94%) CISA
8 3 (0.94%) CRISC
8 3 (0.94%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.63%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.09%) QA
2 8 (2.52%) NCSC
3 6 (1.89%) PMO
4 5 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.57%) NIST
4 5 (1.57%) SLA
5 3 (0.94%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.94%) GDPR
5 3 (0.94%) P3O
6 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.63%) RMADS
6 2 (0.63%) WCAG
7 1 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.31%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (10.69%) Docker
2 8 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.89%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 37 (11.64%) Terraform
2 22 (6.92%) Ansible
2 22 (6.92%) Kubernetes
3 13 (4.09%) Puppet
4 12 (3.77%) HP Fortify
5 5 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.26%) Salt
6 4 (1.26%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.63%) Packer
8 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.31%) Grafana
8 1 (0.31%) Istio
8 1 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.31%) Nessus
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.31%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.31%) SCCM
8 1 (0.31%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 39 (12.26%) Oracle
2 31 (9.75%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.77%) Cisco
4 8 (2.52%) Splunk
4 8 (2.52%) VMware
5 7 (2.20%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.89%) Juniper
6 6 (1.89%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.26%) IBM
8 3 (0.94%) Artemis
8 3 (0.94%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.94%) SAP
9 2 (0.63%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.63%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.63%) F5
9 2 (0.63%) Infoblox
9 2 (0.63%) Meraki
9 2 (0.63%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.63%) Palo Alto