Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 28 48
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 2461 2776 1818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.85% 6.12% 3.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.01% 35.35% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1870 1072
London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £319 £288 £260
90th Percentile £630 £650 £600
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 10 49
London median hourly rate £18.70 £22.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.96% -3.26% +22.99%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.78 £15.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.13 £52.17
England median hourly rate £36.50 £32.58 £31.15
% change year-on-year +12.04% +4.58% +24.60%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7029 7854 7331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.71% 17.32% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4651 5438 4764
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £231
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 80 188
London median hourly rate £21.20 £19.75 £20.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.34% -3.21% +2.03%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.04 £50.00
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.27% +22.22% +12.50%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
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 Security Cleared within the London region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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
City of London -14 239 £475 - 12
Croydon +1 172 £468 +10.65% 6
Westminster +1 40 £474 -4.00%
New Malden - 26 - -
Hammersmith +2 15 £520 +18.86%
West End of London -2 12 £500 +12.68%
Feltham +17 10 £468 +3.89% 3
Hounslow +6 5 £525 -
Heathrow +13 3 £600 +118.18%
Hendon 0 3 £407 +1.75%
Greenford -1 3 £385 +58.76% 2
Canary Wharf -1 2 £400 -23.81%
Uxbridge - 2 £400 -
Southwark - 1 £520 -
Wimbledon - 1 £490 -
Bexley - 1 £450 -
Twickenham - 1 £315 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 1761 (71.56%) SC Cleared
2 847 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
3 437 (17.76%) Java
4 427 (17.35%) Linux
5 420 (17.07%) DevOps
6 354 (14.38%) DV Cleared
7 311 (12.64%) Windows
8 309 (12.56%) Finance
9 301 (12.23%) Puppet
10 287 (11.66%) Scrum
11 279 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
12 259 (10.52%) Project Management
13 254 (10.32%) ITIL
14 245 (9.96%) Docker
15 235 (9.55%) PostgreSQL
16 232 (9.43%) Migration
17 230 (9.35%) Git (software)
18 229 (9.31%) Microsoft
19 227 (9.22%) Python
19 227 (9.22%) Microservices
20 219 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
21 211 (8.57%) SQL
22 203 (8.25%) TDD
23 193 (7.84%) VMware
24 189 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
25 187 (7.60%) Configuration Management
26 183 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
27 182 (7.40%) Oracle
28 180 (7.31%) Ansible
29 177 (7.19%) Kubernetes

Security Cleared
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
1 104 (4.23%) Confluence
2 75 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 65 (2.64%) Apache
4 64 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
5 59 (2.40%) nginx
6 55 (2.23%) Apache Spark
7 35 (1.42%) Tomcat
8 34 (1.38%) Apache Solr
9 30 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 27 (1.10%) MS Exchange
11 23 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 18 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 17 (0.69%) SAS
13 17 (0.69%) Skype for Business
14 12 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.45%) IIS
16 10 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
18 7 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 78 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
4 39 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.20%) Stata
9 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.16%) InVision
10 2 (0.081%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.081%) SPSS
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.041%) HipChat
11 1 (0.041%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.37%) Primavera
3 8 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.33%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (0.24%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.16%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.12%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.081%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.081%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.041%) Aligne
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.041%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.041%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 279 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (4.35%) Office 365
3 85 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (2.72%) PaaS
5 64 (2.60%) GitHub
6 45 (1.83%) IaaS
7 22 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (0.85%) G Suite
9 20 (0.81%) SaaS
10 18 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
11 15 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 13 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.41%) Quay.io
16 8 (0.33%) Datadog
16 8 (0.33%) OneDrive
17 6 (0.24%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.24%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 155 (6.30%) Firewall
2 103 (4.19%) DNS
3 80 (3.25%) HTTP
4 79 (3.21%) TCP/IP
5 69 (2.80%) VPN
6 57 (2.32%) SAN
7 51 (2.07%) WAN
8 50 (2.03%) Network Security
9 45 (1.83%) Kerberos
10 42 (1.71%) HTTPS
11 40 (1.63%) LDAP
12 37 (1.50%) LAN
13 35 (1.42%) DHCP
14 33 (1.34%) SSL
15 32 (1.30%) Internet
16 29 (1.18%) Wireless
17 27 (1.10%) IPsec
18 20 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
19 18 (0.73%) Skype
20 17 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (9.55%) PostgreSQL
2 143 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 132 (5.36%) Hadoop
4 111 (4.51%) Big Data
5 105 (4.27%) SQL Server
6 74 (3.01%) MySQL
7 73 (2.97%) HBase
8 70 (2.84%) Oracle Database
9 61 (2.48%) NoSQL
10 55 (2.23%) Relational Database
11 32 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (0.98%) RDBMS
13 23 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (0.89%) Redis
15 21 (0.85%) Power BI
16 20 (0.81%) Apache Hive
16 20 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
17 18 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 18 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
17 18 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 230 (9.35%) Git (software)
2 170 (6.91%) Jenkins
3 151 (6.14%) JIRA
4 89 (3.62%) Cucumber
5 57 (2.32%) Maven
6 44 (1.79%) GitLab
7 42 (1.71%) Artifactory
7 42 (1.71%) Selenium
8 39 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
9 37 (1.50%) IntelliJ
10 29 (1.18%) JUnit
11 26 (1.06%) Bitbucket
12 21 (0.85%) Ant
13 18 (0.73%) Grunt
14 16 (0.65%) Jasmine
15 15 (0.61%) Visual Studio
16 14 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
16 14 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (0.49%) JMeter
17 12 (0.49%) SonarQube
General
1 309 (12.56%) Finance
2 141 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 113 (4.59%) Electronics
3 113 (4.59%) Marketing
4 111 (4.51%) Manufacturing
5 68 (2.76%) Law
6 38 (1.54%) Banking
7 37 (1.50%) Legal
8 14 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.53%) Military
10 11 (0.45%) Back Office
11 10 (0.41%) Digital Economy
12 9 (0.37%) Retail
13 5 (0.20%) Publishing
14 3 (0.12%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.081%) Billing
15 2 (0.081%) Local Government
16 1 (0.041%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.041%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.041%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 380 (15.44%) Developer
2 301 (12.23%) Architect
3 263 (10.69%) Analyst
4 171 (6.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 146 (5.93%) Project Manager
6 144 (5.85%) Business Analyst
7 140 (5.69%) Java Developer
8 125 (5.08%) Consultant
9 101 (4.10%) Technical Architect
10 67 (2.72%) Delivery Manager
11 57 (2.32%) Linux Engineer
12 53 (2.15%) Support Engineer
13 52 (2.11%) Senior Manager
14 51 (2.07%) Programme Manager
15 49 (1.99%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
16 47 (1.91%) Senior Developer
17 46 (1.87%) SC Cleared Java Developer
18 45 (1.83%) Administrator
18 45 (1.83%) Service Manager
19 41 (1.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (4.96%) Spring
2 119 (4.84%) REST
3 115 (4.67%) HTML
4 113 (4.59%) Web Services
5 110 (4.47%) Node.js
6 106 (4.31%) CSS
7 94 (3.82%) Elastic Stack
8 75 (3.05%) AngularJS
9 72 (2.93%) Spring Boot
10 64 (2.60%) .NET
11 62 (2.52%) HTML5
11 62 (2.52%) RESTful
12 54 (2.19%) Kafka
13 49 (1.99%) Apache Camel
14 47 (1.91%) CSS3
15 36 (1.46%) XML
16 31 (1.26%) JSON
17 30 (1.22%) Drools
18 29 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
19 28 (1.14%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 219 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 68 (2.76%) Data Centre
4 63 (2.56%) PKI
5 59 (2.40%) User Experience
6 46 (1.87%) Algorithms
7 26 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.02%) Replication
9 24 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 24 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (0.89%) Private Cloud
11 20 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (0.77%) Mobile App
13 18 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
13 18 (0.73%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.61%) CESG
14 15 (0.61%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.57%) Blog
15 14 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 427 (17.35%) Linux
2 311 (12.64%) Windows
3 104 (4.23%) Unix
4 97 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 92 (3.74%) CentOS
6 88 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 84 (3.41%) Windows 10
8 56 (2.28%) Solaris
9 48 (1.95%) AIX
10 47 (1.91%) Ubuntu
11 38 (1.54%) Windows 7
12 32 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 17 (0.69%) CoreOS
15 13 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.41%) Android
16 10 (0.41%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.33%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.28%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (17.07%) DevOps
3 287 (11.66%) Scrum
4 259 (10.52%) Project Management
5 254 (10.32%) ITIL
6 232 (9.43%) Migration
7 227 (9.22%) Microservices
8 203 (8.25%) TDD
9 189 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 187 (7.60%) Configuration Management
11 183 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
12 171 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
12 171 (6.95%) Programme Management
13 168 (6.83%) Open Source
14 162 (6.58%) PRINCE2
15 157 (6.38%) Service Management
16 144 (5.85%) BDD
17 115 (4.67%) Service Delivery
18 111 (4.51%) Digital Marketing
19 107 (4.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 437 (17.76%) Java
2 227 (9.22%) Python
3 211 (8.57%) SQL
4 165 (6.70%) Ruby
5 139 (5.65%) Bash Shell
6 112 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 80 (3.25%) C
8 73 (2.97%) C#
9 57 (2.32%) Scala
10 47 (1.91%) Go
10 47 (1.91%) PowerShell
11 27 (1.10%) Groovy
11 27 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 20 (0.81%) Perl
12 20 (0.81%) PL/SQL
13 19 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 17 (0.69%) R
15 16 (0.65%) C++
16 13 (0.53%) C-shell
16 13 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1761 (71.56%) SC Cleared
2 354 (14.38%) DV Cleared
3 117 (4.75%) CTC Cleared
4 109 (4.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 84 (3.41%) Degree
6 55 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (1.34%) ISEB
8 30 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (1.18%) CISSP
10 23 (0.93%) CCNP
11 22 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 21 (0.85%) CCIE
12 21 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.77%) BC Cleared
13 19 (0.77%) CCNA
14 16 (0.65%) CEH
15 15 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (0.49%) CREST Certified
16 12 (0.49%) MAPM
17 11 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.68%) QA
2 57 (2.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 39 (1.58%) PMO
4 29 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.57%) JSP 440
7 11 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.37%) SLA
9 8 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.33%) WCAG
10 5 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.20%) RMADS
11 4 (0.16%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.16%) EFQM
11 4 (0.16%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.12%) COBIT
12 3 (0.12%) P3O
13 2 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 245 (9.96%) Docker
2 141 (5.73%) Active Directory
3 122 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (1.67%) HDFS
5 40 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 30 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 27 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (0.69%) etcd
9 17 (0.69%) flannel
10 15 (0.61%) vCloud
11 14 (0.57%) KVM
12 12 (0.49%) Squid
13 11 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.41%) Ceph
14 10 (0.41%) GlusterFS
14 10 (0.41%) SkyDNS
14 10 (0.41%) XenApp
15 9 (0.37%) Postfix
16 7 (0.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 301 (12.23%) Puppet
2 180 (7.31%) Ansible
3 177 (7.19%) Kubernetes
4 99 (4.02%) Terraform
5 81 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
6 76 (3.09%) SCCM
7 65 (2.64%) logstash
8 57 (2.32%) Kibana
9 42 (1.71%) HAProxy
9 42 (1.71%) ZABBIX
10 28 (1.14%) Salt
11 25 (1.02%) SCOM
11 25 (1.02%) Sysdig
12 20 (0.81%) yum
13 19 (0.77%) Nagios
14 14 (0.57%) Grafana
14 14 (0.57%) Prometheus
15 13 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 13 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 13 (0.53%) Rancher
Vendors
1 229 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 193 (7.84%) VMware
3 182 (7.40%) Oracle
4 125 (5.08%) SAP
5 89 (3.62%) Cisco
6 87 (3.54%) Red Hat
7 58 (2.36%) HP
8 57 (2.32%) IBM
9 43 (1.75%) Citrix
10 38 (1.54%) CheckPoint
11 37 (1.50%) Google
12 36 (1.46%) Juniper
13 30 (1.22%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.85%) Greenplum
15 20 (0.81%) Palo Alto
15 20 (0.81%) SolarWinds
15 20 (0.81%) TIBCO
16 17 (0.69%) ServiceNow
17 16 (0.65%) Apple
18 13 (0.53%) Dell
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