Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Government Security Classifications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Government Security Classifications over the 6 months to 13 April 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.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
England > London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 418 447 609
Rank change year-on-year +29 +162 +30
Contract jobs citing Government Security Classifications 9 13 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.042% 0.053% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.54% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
10th Percentile £329 £319 £286
25th Percentile £350 £344 £292
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £412 £425 £312
Median % change year-on-year -3.06% +36.22% -37.60%
75th Percentile £556 £595 £325
90th Percentile £603 £606 £327
England median daily rate £412 £463 £475
% change year-on-year -10.92% -2.63% -7.32%

Government Security Classifications is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2,358 2,421 4,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.89% 9.87% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,598 1,739 3,048
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
25th Percentile £406 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £594
90th Percentile £675 £658 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 41 55
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.53 £12.50
25th Percentile £18.13 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.48 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -24.47% +23.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £25.92 £38.75 £29.38
90th Percentile £35.63 £51.25 £43.46
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.18 £20.25
% change year-on-year -13.70% +14.47% -5.84%

Government Security Classifications
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Government Security Classifications as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Government Security Classifications in London

Government Security Classifications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Government Security Classifications in London.

Daily rate trend for Government Security Classifications in London

Government Security Classifications
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Government Security Classifications in London over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Government Security Classifications in London

Government Security Classifications
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications within the London region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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
Central London - 2 £438 -
Government Security Classifications
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Government Security Classifications 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 London region with a requirement for Government Security Classifications.

1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (33.33%) Service Management
5 3 (33.33%) CESG
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (33.33%) IPv4
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security

Government Security Classifications
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) IPv4
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Snyk
1 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
1 1 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Law
2 2 (22.22%) Public Sector
3 1 (11.11%) Police
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Secure Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Core
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) CESG
2 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
3 1 (11.11%) CCTV
3 1 (11.11%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 3 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) DevSecOps
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (11.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
1 1 (11.11%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) AlienVault
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds