Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 33 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 2,894 2,721 2,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.33% 6.04% 6.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.63% 36.24% 34.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,778 1,672 1,589
London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £288
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
England median daily rate £458 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +6.40% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 84 13
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.08% +44.44%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £17.49
90th Percentile £45.21 £47.83 £62.00
England median hourly rate £31.07 £30.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +3.57% +0.84% +7.21%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,303 7,508 7,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.96% 16.66% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,752 4,972 5,063
London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +2.97%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 167 105
London median hourly rate £22.93 £18.70 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.62% -1.73% -4.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £13.39
90th Percentile £51.38 £47.83 £49.68
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year -3.85% +0.97% +11.96%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in London

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in London

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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 21 October 2018. 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
South London 0 716 £525 +5.00% 40
Central London -17 298 £500 +5.26% 66
West London -49 41 £475 -3.55% 42
East London +3 29 £500 +33.33% 16
North London -6 20 £525 +13.51% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 2,238 (77.33%) SC Cleared
2 1,056 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
3 625 (21.60%) Java
4 525 (18.14%) DevOps
5 450 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
6 366 (12.65%) Docker
7 363 (12.54%) Linux
8 331 (11.44%) Migration
9 323 (11.16%) Scrum
10 322 (11.13%) Git (software)
11 305 (10.54%) Finance
12 295 (10.19%) Test Automation
13 278 (9.61%) Windows
14 272 (9.40%) Kubernetes
15 270 (9.33%) SQL
15 270 (9.33%) DV Cleared
16 265 (9.16%) Jenkins
17 257 (8.88%) JIRA
18 247 (8.53%) Oracle
19 232 (8.02%) Microservices
20 214 (7.39%) Microsoft
21 213 (7.36%) JavaScript
22 210 (7.26%) Terraform
23 208 (7.19%) ITIL
24 207 (7.15%) Puppet
25 204 (7.05%) Open Source
25 204 (7.05%) Project Management
26 203 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
27 200 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
28 198 (6.84%) Ansible

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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
1 186 (6.43%) Confluence
2 75 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 61 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 50 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
5 49 (1.69%) WildFly
6 41 (1.42%) Skype for Business
7 37 (1.28%) JBoss
8 35 (1.21%) WebLogic
9 33 (1.14%) CMS
10 26 (0.90%) Apache
10 26 (0.90%) Apache Spark
11 20 (0.69%) nginx
12 19 (0.66%) OpenStack
12 19 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
12 19 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.55%) MS Exchange
14 15 (0.52%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 41 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
4 30 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.73%) Photoshop
6 20 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.14%) Windchill
9 2 (0.069%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.069%) Stata
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.035%) HipChat
10 1 (0.035%) InVision
10 1 (0.035%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 16 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
3 12 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 10 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.17%) Primavera
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
9 3 (0.10%) Demantra
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 450 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (3.63%) Office 365
4 79 (2.73%) PaaS
5 57 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 54 (1.87%) GitHub
7 49 (1.69%) SaaS
8 47 (1.62%) npm
9 46 (1.59%) Amazon S3
9 46 (1.59%) IaaS
10 42 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 41 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
12 28 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
13 27 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 23 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
15 21 (0.73%) Apigee
16 20 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
17 19 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 18 (0.62%) Serverless
19 17 (0.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 133 (4.60%) Firewall
2 80 (2.76%) WAN
3 71 (2.45%) LAN
4 60 (2.07%) DNS
5 47 (1.62%) Network Security
6 46 (1.59%) VPN
7 43 (1.49%) Skype
8 37 (1.28%) Wireless
9 36 (1.24%) HTTP
10 32 (1.11%) Internet
11 31 (1.07%) TCP/IP
12 29 (1.00%) VoIP
13 28 (0.97%) DHCP
13 28 (0.97%) Unified Communications
14 26 (0.90%) Kerberos
14 26 (0.90%) SSL
15 25 (0.86%) AMQP
16 24 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
17 23 (0.79%) IPsec
18 21 (0.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
2 141 (4.87%) Big Data
3 102 (3.52%) Hadoop
4 95 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 94 (3.25%) SQL Server
6 59 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 57 (1.97%) NoSQL
8 49 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 44 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 44 (1.52%) MySQL
10 40 (1.38%) HBase
11 30 (1.04%) Adabas
12 25 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (0.55%) Power BI
15 16 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (0.45%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 322 (11.13%) Git (software)
2 265 (9.16%) Jenkins
3 257 (8.88%) JIRA
4 132 (4.56%) Maven
5 121 (4.18%) Cucumber
6 117 (4.04%) Selenium
7 96 (3.32%) SonarQube
8 93 (3.21%) JUnit
9 76 (2.63%) GitLab
10 75 (2.59%) Mockito
11 73 (2.52%) Vagrant
12 63 (2.18%) Karma Test Runner
13 52 (1.80%) Artifactory
14 51 (1.76%) Liquibase
15 49 (1.69%) Checkstyle
16 41 (1.42%) Grunt
17 39 (1.35%) Mocha
18 36 (1.24%) Jasmine
19 32 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
20 30 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 305 (10.54%) Finance
2 78 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 74 (2.56%) Law
4 69 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 57 (1.97%) Marketing
6 55 (1.90%) Electronics
7 29 (1.00%) Banking
8 22 (0.76%) Legal
8 22 (0.76%) Retail
9 19 (0.66%) Publishing
10 14 (0.48%) Military
11 10 (0.35%) Back Office
11 10 (0.35%) Billing
12 9 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.28%) Local Government
14 4 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.10%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.069%) Advertising
16 2 (0.069%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 586 (20.25%) Developer
2 338 (11.68%) Architect
3 277 (9.57%) Java Developer
4 222 (7.67%) Analyst
5 190 (6.57%) Consultant
6 184 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
7 137 (4.73%) Project Manager
8 127 (4.39%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 97 (3.35%) Business Analyst
10 76 (2.63%) Tester
11 67 (2.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 66 (2.28%) DevOps Consultant
13 65 (2.25%) AWS Engineer
13 65 (2.25%) Network Engineer
14 64 (2.21%) Technical Architect
15 63 (2.18%) Security Architect
16 62 (2.14%) AWS DevOps
16 62 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
17 57 (1.97%) Kubernetes Consultant
18 52 (1.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (5.91%) REST
2 149 (5.15%) HTML
3 142 (4.91%) Node.js
4 134 (4.63%) AngularJS
5 131 (4.53%) Web Services
6 128 (4.42%) RESTful
7 127 (4.39%) CSS
8 107 (3.70%) Spring
9 95 (3.28%) Java EE
10 82 (2.83%) Hibernate
11 78 (2.70%) .NET
11 78 (2.70%) XML
12 75 (2.59%) JSON
13 70 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
14 67 (2.32%) SOAP
15 65 (2.25%) Kafka
15 65 (2.25%) Oracle Fusion
16 64 (2.21%) HTML5
17 60 (2.07%) CSS3
17 60 (2.07%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 147 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 90 (3.11%) User Experience
4 61 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
5 57 (1.97%) Private Cloud
6 54 (1.87%) Public Cloud
7 50 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 37 (1.28%) PKI
9 36 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 26 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
10 26 (0.90%) NHS
11 21 (0.73%) Computer Science
12 19 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.52%) Clustering
15 15 (0.52%) Wiki
16 13 (0.45%) Algorithms
17 12 (0.41%) Cloud Native
17 12 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 363 (12.54%) Linux
2 278 (9.61%) Windows
3 123 (4.25%) Unix
4 106 (3.66%) Windows Server
5 101 (3.49%) Windows 10
6 76 (2.63%) CentOS
7 72 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (1.87%) VMS
9 40 (1.38%) CoreOS
10 33 (1.14%) Ubuntu
11 24 (0.83%) Solaris
11 24 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 20 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (0.52%) Android
15 14 (0.48%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.17%) DC/OS
18 3 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,056 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (18.14%) DevOps
3 331 (11.44%) Migration
4 323 (11.16%) Scrum
5 295 (10.19%) Test Automation
6 232 (8.02%) Microservices
7 208 (7.19%) ITIL
8 204 (7.05%) Open Source
8 204 (7.05%) Project Management
9 203 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
10 186 (6.43%) TDD
11 167 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 151 (5.22%) Cybersecurity
13 150 (5.18%) Configuration Management
14 149 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
15 128 (4.42%) PRINCE2
16 127 (4.39%) OO
17 122 (4.22%) BDD
18 121 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
19 116 (4.01%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 625 (21.60%) Java
2 270 (9.33%) SQL
3 213 (7.36%) JavaScript
4 176 (6.08%) Python
5 165 (5.70%) Java 8
6 119 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 114 (3.94%) Groovy
8 103 (3.56%) PowerShell
9 89 (3.08%) C#
10 72 (2.49%) Ruby
11 52 (1.80%) PL/SQL
12 49 (1.69%) JPQL
13 38 (1.31%) C
14 36 (1.24%) PHP
15 32 (1.11%) Shell Script
16 31 (1.07%) Go
17 22 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 19 (0.66%) Scala
19 16 (0.55%) ES6
19 16 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,238 (77.33%) SC Cleared
2 270 (9.33%) DV Cleared
3 107 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
4 71 (2.45%) Degree
5 66 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 54 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 41 (1.42%) CCNA
9 37 (1.28%) CCNP
10 29 (1.00%) AWS Certification
11 28 (0.97%) CISSP
12 26 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (0.79%) ISEB
14 21 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
14 21 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (0.66%) PMI Certification
16 18 (0.62%) MCSE
17 17 (0.59%) ISTQB
18 15 (0.52%) BC Cleared
19 13 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (2.73%) QA
2 51 (1.76%) PMO
3 36 (1.24%) SLA
4 34 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 30 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.97%) GDPR
7 21 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 15 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.28%) WAI
10 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.21%) COBIT
12 5 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.14%) FedRAMP
13 4 (0.14%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.10%) P3O
15 2 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.069%) PMBOK
System Software
1 366 (12.65%) Docker
2 162 (5.60%) Active Directory
3 107 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (0.97%) vSphere
7 25 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (0.69%) VMware NSX
9 17 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 14 (0.48%) etcd
10 14 (0.48%) flannel
11 13 (0.45%) HDFS
12 12 (0.41%) Ceph
13 11 (0.38%) GlusterFS
13 11 (0.38%) NFS
13 11 (0.38%) SkyDNS
13 11 (0.38%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 272 (9.40%) Kubernetes
2 210 (7.26%) Terraform
3 207 (7.15%) Puppet
4 198 (6.84%) Ansible
5 142 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (1.80%) SCCM
7 33 (1.14%) Packer
8 32 (1.11%) vCenter Server
9 28 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
10 27 (0.93%) Sysdig
11 25 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
12 18 (0.62%) Grafana
12 18 (0.62%) Kibana
13 17 (0.59%) AirWatch
13 17 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
13 17 (0.59%) HAProxy
14 16 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 16 (0.55%) Prometheus
14 16 (0.55%) rkt
15 15 (0.52%) Graphite
Vendors
1 247 (8.53%) Oracle
2 214 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 161 (5.56%) VMware
4 129 (4.46%) Cisco
5 83 (2.87%) SAP
6 69 (2.38%) Splunk
7 56 (1.94%) Red Hat
8 47 (1.62%) Google
9 42 (1.45%) ServiceNow
10 33 (1.14%) NetApp
11 32 (1.11%) Adobe
12 31 (1.07%) Juniper
13 27 (0.93%) HP
13 27 (0.93%) SolarWinds
14 26 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 26 (0.90%) Talend
15 25 (0.86%) AlienVault
15 25 (0.86%) CheckPoint
16 24 (0.83%) Hortonworks
17 22 (0.76%) F5