Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 29 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3,150 2,615 2,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.78% 6.24% 4.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.42% 36.80% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,992 1,605 1,382
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £280 £313 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 35 16
London median hourly rate £18.70 £37.50 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.13% +112.77% +6.82%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.40 £14.40
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.68 £35.42
England median hourly rate £25.00 £34.75 £30.90
% change year-on-year -28.06% +12.46% +54.50%

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 7,990 7,106 7,539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.19% 16.96% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,285 4,633 5,010
London median daily rate £488 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £260
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.87% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 124 122
London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.06 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.15% +20.59%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.66 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.13 £49.76 £45.25
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.94 £26.00
% change year-on-year -9.40% -0.24% +36.84%

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

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +1 657 £500 +6.95% 15
Central London -11 369 £475 +5.56% 42
West London +4 129 £488 +2.63% 45
East London +24 40 £575 +9.52% 5
North London +7 22 £488 +25.81% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 2,144 (68.06%) SC Cleared
2 1,091 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
3 736 (23.37%) Java
4 593 (18.83%) DevOps
5 522 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
6 498 (15.81%) DV Cleared
7 491 (15.59%) Linux
8 432 (13.71%) Windows
9 362 (11.49%) Docker
10 333 (10.57%) Jenkins
11 318 (10.10%) Finance
12 304 (9.65%) Git (software)
13 302 (9.59%) JIRA
14 298 (9.46%) Project Management
15 283 (8.98%) Microsoft
16 273 (8.67%) SQL
17 272 (8.63%) Migration
18 271 (8.60%) Test Automation
19 269 (8.54%) Scrum
20 267 (8.48%) Puppet
21 263 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
22 254 (8.06%) Python
23 243 (7.71%) PostgreSQL
24 241 (7.65%) Web Services
25 238 (7.56%) Active Directory
26 230 (7.30%) Microservices
27 227 (7.21%) Ansible
28 226 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
29 222 (7.05%) Kubernetes
29 222 (7.05%) Unix

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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
1 217 (6.89%) Confluence
2 136 (4.32%) Tomcat
3 81 (2.57%) Apache
4 80 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
5 72 (2.29%) SharePoint
6 70 (2.22%) Apache Spark
7 53 (1.68%) nginx
8 45 (1.43%) WildFly
9 42 (1.33%) MS Exchange
10 36 (1.14%) WebLogic
11 30 (0.95%) Apache Solr
12 29 (0.92%) SAS
13 24 (0.76%) JBoss
14 18 (0.57%) CMS
15 16 (0.51%) IIS
16 15 (0.48%) WebSphere
17 14 (0.44%) OpenStack
17 14 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
18 13 (0.41%) Skype for Business
19 12 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 119 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
3 62 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 31 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 28 (0.89%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.095%) Revit
10 2 (0.063%) SPSS
11 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.032%) HipChat
11 1 (0.032%) InVision
11 1 (0.032%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.032%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (0.48%) Primavera
3 9 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.19%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.063%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.063%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.032%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.032%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 522 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (4.19%) Office 365
4 81 (2.57%) Amazon S3
5 77 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
6 50 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
7 47 (1.49%) GitHub
8 46 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 42 (1.33%) IaaS
10 41 (1.30%) Route 53
11 39 (1.24%) PaaS
12 36 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 25 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (0.79%) G Suite
14 23 (0.73%) SaaS
15 18 (0.57%) npm
15 18 (0.57%) OneDrive
16 17 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
18 12 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 126 (4.00%) Firewall
2 93 (2.95%) DNS
3 91 (2.89%) VPN
4 80 (2.54%) TCP/IP
5 70 (2.22%) Network Security
6 60 (1.90%) Internet
7 57 (1.81%) WAN
8 53 (1.68%) Kerberos
9 51 (1.62%) LAN
10 45 (1.43%) HTTP
11 39 (1.24%) SSL
12 23 (0.73%) SAN
13 21 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (0.67%) Wireless
14 20 (0.63%) BGP
15 19 (0.60%) DHCP
15 19 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (0.48%) Broadband
16 15 (0.48%) OpenLDAP
16 15 (0.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (7.71%) PostgreSQL
2 189 (6.00%) Hadoop
3 179 (5.68%) Big Data
4 157 (4.98%) SQL Server
5 141 (4.48%) Relational Database
6 102 (3.24%) HBase
7 99 (3.14%) MySQL
8 96 (3.05%) RDBMS
9 90 (2.86%) Oracle Database
10 76 (2.41%) NoSQL
11 66 (2.10%) MongoDB
12 62 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
13 51 (1.62%) Redis
14 36 (1.14%) Power BI
15 31 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 27 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
18 26 (0.83%) GIS
19 25 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 24 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 333 (10.57%) Jenkins
2 304 (9.65%) Git (software)
3 302 (9.59%) JIRA
4 137 (4.35%) Maven
5 104 (3.30%) JUnit
6 87 (2.76%) Cucumber
7 86 (2.73%) Selenium
8 63 (2.00%) Mockito
9 62 (1.97%) SonarQube
10 60 (1.90%) Artifactory
11 57 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 56 (1.78%) Vagrant
13 53 (1.68%) Liquibase
14 52 (1.65%) JMeter
15 46 (1.46%) Checkstyle
16 41 (1.30%) GitLab
17 40 (1.27%) Jasmine
18 36 (1.14%) IntelliJ
18 36 (1.14%) Protractor
19 34 (1.08%) gulp
General
1 318 (10.10%) Finance
2 144 (4.57%) Telecoms
3 101 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 99 (3.14%) Law
5 96 (3.05%) Marketing
6 87 (2.76%) Electronics
7 35 (1.11%) Legal
8 31 (0.98%) Publishing
9 25 (0.79%) Banking
10 22 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.54%) Military
12 11 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.35%) Retail
13 9 (0.29%) Games
13 9 (0.29%) Local Government
14 8 (0.25%) Back Office
15 4 (0.13%) Advertising
15 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.063%) Billing
16 2 (0.063%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 550 (17.46%) Developer
2 341 (10.83%) Analyst
3 281 (8.92%) Architect
4 279 (8.86%) Java Developer
5 262 (8.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 178 (5.65%) Consultant
7 161 (5.11%) Business Analyst
8 146 (4.63%) Project Manager
9 114 (3.62%) AWS DevOps
10 104 (3.30%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 98 (3.11%) AWS Engineer
12 83 (2.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 81 (2.57%) Support Engineer
14 80 (2.54%) Designer
15 76 (2.41%) Tester
16 67 (2.13%) Senior Developer
17 62 (1.97%) Delivery Manager
18 61 (1.94%) Administrator
19 51 (1.62%) SC Cleared Project Manager
20 46 (1.46%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (7.65%) Web Services
2 212 (6.73%) REST
3 165 (5.24%) Spring
4 147 (4.67%) JSON
5 142 (4.51%) Node.js
6 133 (4.22%) HTML
7 120 (3.81%) CSS
8 109 (3.46%) RESTful
9 103 (3.27%) Spring Boot
10 102 (3.24%) Kafka
11 98 (3.11%) XML
12 87 (2.76%) Hibernate
12 87 (2.76%) JMS
13 70 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
14 69 (2.19%) Apache Camel
15 68 (2.16%) Java EE
16 65 (2.06%) Drools
17 61 (1.94%) J2EE
17 61 (1.94%) JAX-RS
18 60 (1.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 226 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (3.75%) Data Centre
3 91 (2.89%) User Experience
4 86 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 61 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
6 51 (1.62%) Public Cloud
7 41 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
8 40 (1.27%) PKI
9 32 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 24 (0.76%) Clustering
10 24 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
11 23 (0.73%) Smartphone
12 22 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.54%) NHS
14 17 (0.54%) PMI
15 16 (0.51%) CESG
16 14 (0.44%) Computer Science
16 14 (0.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 491 (15.59%) Linux
2 432 (13.71%) Windows
3 222 (7.05%) Unix
4 148 (4.70%) Windows 10
5 147 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 112 (3.56%) Windows Server
7 94 (2.98%) CentOS
8 76 (2.41%) Windows 7
9 64 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 57 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (1.46%) VMS
12 43 (1.37%) Android
13 41 (1.30%) Apple iOS
14 35 (1.11%) Solaris
15 28 (0.89%) Ubuntu
15 28 (0.89%) Windows XP
16 25 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (0.73%) CoreOS
18 20 (0.63%) Mac OS
19 18 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,091 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (18.83%) DevOps
3 298 (9.46%) Project Management
4 272 (8.63%) Migration
5 271 (8.60%) Test Automation
6 269 (8.54%) Scrum
7 263 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
8 230 (7.30%) Microservices
9 208 (6.60%) TDD
10 207 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 192 (6.10%) ITIL
12 191 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
13 188 (5.97%) Open Source
14 166 (5.27%) Programme Management
15 162 (5.14%) Configuration Management
16 160 (5.08%) BDD
17 152 (4.83%) PRINCE2
18 142 (4.51%) User Stories
19 132 (4.19%) Service Design
20 129 (4.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 736 (23.37%) Java
2 273 (8.67%) SQL
3 254 (8.06%) Python
4 193 (6.13%) JavaScript
5 146 (4.63%) Bash Shell
6 142 (4.51%) Ruby
7 112 (3.56%) C
8 97 (3.08%) PowerShell
9 71 (2.25%) Scala
10 68 (2.16%) Groovy
11 51 (1.62%) Perl
11 51 (1.62%) PL/SQL
11 51 (1.62%) Shell Script
12 50 (1.59%) PHP
13 47 (1.49%) C#
14 46 (1.46%) JPQL
15 39 (1.24%) VBScript
16 34 (1.08%) Go
17 20 (0.63%) VBA
18 19 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 2,144 (68.06%) SC Cleared
2 498 (15.81%) DV Cleared
3 197 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
4 124 (3.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 108 (3.43%) Degree
6 57 (1.81%) ISEB
7 46 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (1.21%) CISSP
9 36 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (0.89%) ISTQB
11 23 (0.73%) AWS Certification
11 23 (0.73%) PMI Certification
11 23 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (0.67%) CCNA
13 20 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 18 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (0.57%) PMP
15 17 (0.54%) CREST Certified
15 17 (0.54%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 79 (2.51%) QA
3 71 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 59 (1.87%) PMO
5 27 (0.86%) GDPR
6 20 (0.63%) WCAG
7 19 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.48%) SLA
10 13 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
11 12 (0.38%) RMADS
12 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.19%) HL7
13 6 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.19%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.19%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.16%) Def Stans
14 5 (0.16%) WAI
15 3 (0.095%) GAAP
15 3 (0.095%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 362 (11.49%) Docker
2 238 (7.56%) Active Directory
3 95 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (2.00%) HDFS
5 42 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.76%) vSphere
7 22 (0.70%) vCloud
8 17 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (0.48%) Squid
9 15 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.44%) Oracle Clusterware
11 12 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (0.35%) Hyper-V
13 9 (0.29%) etcd
13 9 (0.29%) XenApp
14 8 (0.25%) FreeRADIUS
14 8 (0.25%) Postfix
14 8 (0.25%) Samba
15 7 (0.22%) flannel
15 7 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 267 (8.48%) Puppet
2 227 (7.21%) Ansible
3 222 (7.05%) Kubernetes
4 173 (5.49%) Terraform
5 109 (3.46%) logstash
6 104 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
7 86 (2.73%) SCCM
8 61 (1.94%) Kibana
9 50 (1.59%) ZABBIX
10 34 (1.08%) Sysdig
11 32 (1.02%) SCOM
12 27 (0.86%) Nagios
13 23 (0.73%) Consul
13 23 (0.73%) NetBackup
14 21 (0.67%) WSUS
15 20 (0.63%) AirWatch
16 19 (0.60%) HAProxy
16 19 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
17 17 (0.54%) Data Guard
17 17 (0.54%) Netcool
Vendors
1 283 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 212 (6.73%) Oracle
3 171 (5.43%) VMware
4 114 (3.62%) Cisco
5 97 (3.08%) SAP
6 73 (2.32%) Google
7 63 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 62 (1.97%) HP
9 55 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 46 (1.46%) Citrix
11 45 (1.43%) Juniper
12 42 (1.33%) Atlassian
13 41 (1.30%) ServiceNow
14 36 (1.14%) Hortonworks
15 33 (1.05%) IBM
16 31 (0.98%) Splunk
17 30 (0.95%) F5
18 28 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
19 26 (0.83%) Palo Alto
20 23 (0.73%) McAfee