Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 28 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 2,295 2,987 2,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.80% 6.58% 6.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.26% 40.07% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,413 1,826 1,580
London median daily rate £525 £514 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +2.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 115 78
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £18.68 £14.00 £16.97
90th Percentile £55.50 £45.87 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +110.00% -42.86% +22.81%

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 6,159 7,455 7,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.56% 16.42% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,006 4,806 4,752
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 204 159
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +1.05% +9.36%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.40 £13.35
90th Percentile £60.00 £49.26 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.35
% change year-on-year +52.46% -18.86% +7.98%

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 23 August 2019.

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

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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019. 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 0 379 £500 -6.98% 19
Central London +22 371 £500 - 52
East London +26 56 £550 +10.00% 11
West London 0 25 £400 -27.27% 39
North London -3 16 £428 -20.47% 5
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 1,774 (77.30%) SC Cleared
2 795 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (22.88%) AWS
4 501 (21.83%) DevOps
5 421 (18.34%) Public Sector
6 383 (16.69%) Java
7 350 (15.25%) Linux
8 307 (13.38%) Migration
9 294 (12.81%) Kubernetes
10 287 (12.51%) Jenkins
11 285 (12.42%) Git (software)
12 277 (12.07%) Docker
13 255 (11.11%) Python
14 251 (10.94%) DV Cleared
15 250 (10.89%) Finance
16 239 (10.41%) Azure
17 229 (9.98%) Windows
18 228 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
19 220 (9.59%) Scrum
20 212 (9.24%) Microsoft
20 212 (9.24%) Microservices
21 211 (9.19%) JavaScript
21 211 (9.19%) SQL
21 211 (9.19%) JIRA
22 209 (9.11%) Terraform
23 207 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
24 184 (8.02%) Ansible
25 179 (7.80%) Project Management
26 172 (7.49%) TDD
27 155 (6.75%) Open Source

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
1 133 (5.80%) Confluence
2 96 (4.18%) SharePoint
3 74 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
4 47 (2.05%) Apache
5 29 (1.26%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.18%) nginx
7 24 (1.05%) JBoss
8 23 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (0.92%) WebLogic
10 20 (0.87%) Apache Solr
11 19 (0.83%) MS Exchange
11 19 (0.83%) SAS
11 19 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 17 (0.74%) IIS
12 17 (0.74%) Skype for Business
13 15 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.39%) CMS
14 9 (0.39%) WordPress
15 6 (0.26%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 62 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.087%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.087%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.087%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.087%) Sketch
8 2 (0.087%) UXPin
9 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 15 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.26%) Primavera
4 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.087%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.044%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.044%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.044%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 525 (22.88%) AWS
2 239 (10.41%) Azure
3 105 (4.58%) Office 365
4 104 (4.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 84 (3.66%) GitHub
6 68 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
7 59 (2.57%) Amazon S3
8 55 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 54 (2.35%) PaaS
10 50 (2.18%) IaaS
11 46 (2.00%) Power Platform
12 43 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 42 (1.83%) Datadog
14 34 (1.48%) SaaS
15 30 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
15 30 (1.31%) GCP
16 28 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
16 28 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
17 27 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
18 23 (1.00%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 95 (4.14%) Firewall
2 74 (3.22%) VPN
3 70 (3.05%) WAN
4 53 (2.31%) DNS
5 47 (2.05%) Network Security
6 43 (1.87%) LAN
7 41 (1.79%) Internet
8 35 (1.53%) TCP/IP
9 26 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
9 26 (1.13%) Skype
10 23 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (0.92%) SNMP
12 20 (0.87%) HTTP
13 19 (0.83%) DHCP
14 16 (0.70%) FTP
15 13 (0.57%) Cisco PIX
15 13 (0.57%) SMTP
16 12 (0.52%) VoIP
16 12 (0.52%) Wireless
17 11 (0.48%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (6.71%) Big Data
2 151 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
3 113 (4.92%) SQL Server
4 61 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 56 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 53 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
7 51 (2.22%) Oracle Database
8 49 (2.14%) MySQL
9 43 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 39 (1.70%) Amazon Redshift
10 39 (1.70%) MongoDB
11 37 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
12 36 (1.57%) Power BI
13 31 (1.35%) HBase
14 22 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 22 (0.96%) NoSQL
15 21 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
17 18 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 15 (0.65%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 287 (12.51%) Jenkins
2 285 (12.42%) Git (software)
3 211 (9.19%) JIRA
4 79 (3.44%) Maven
5 65 (2.83%) Selenium
6 64 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 50 (2.18%) Cucumber
7 50 (2.18%) SonarQube
8 41 (1.79%) GitLab
9 36 (1.57%) JUnit
10 34 (1.48%) Grunt
10 34 (1.48%) Mockito
11 30 (1.31%) gulp
12 29 (1.26%) Bitbucket
12 29 (1.26%) Jasmine
13 25 (1.09%) Artifactory
13 25 (1.09%) Visual Studio
14 24 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
15 22 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (0.83%) jMock
General
1 421 (18.34%) Public Sector
2 250 (10.89%) Finance
3 65 (2.83%) Law
4 58 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.09%) Marketing
6 46 (2.00%) Police
7 38 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.57%) Electronics
9 24 (1.05%) Legal
10 23 (1.00%) Banking
11 19 (0.83%) Military
12 12 (0.52%) Retail
13 7 (0.31%) Games
13 7 (0.31%) Publishing
14 4 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.17%) Local Government
15 2 (0.087%) Advertising
15 2 (0.087%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.087%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.044%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 446 (19.43%) Developer
2 310 (13.51%) Architect
3 221 (9.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 197 (8.58%) Analyst
5 158 (6.88%) Java Developer
6 103 (4.49%) Consultant
7 98 (4.27%) Business Analyst
8 68 (2.96%) Delivery Manager
9 65 (2.83%) Project Manager
10 59 (2.57%) AWS Engineer
11 54 (2.35%) AWS DevOps
12 53 (2.31%) Cloud Architect
13 51 (2.22%) AWS Architect
13 51 (2.22%) Security Architect
13 51 (2.22%) Technical Architect
14 50 (2.18%) Administrator
14 50 (2.18%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 48 (2.09%) Senior Developer
16 46 (2.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 46 (2.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (6.45%) JSON
2 138 (6.01%) HTML
3 117 (5.10%) CSS
4 110 (4.79%) REST
5 102 (4.44%) Web Services
6 93 (4.05%) Node.js
7 92 (4.01%) Spring
7 92 (4.01%) XML
8 90 (3.92%) SOAP
9 79 (3.44%) AngularJS
10 76 (3.31%) RESTful
11 72 (3.14%) Kafka
12 63 (2.75%) HTML5
13 58 (2.53%) .NET
14 51 (2.22%) React
15 47 (2.05%) Spring Boot
16 46 (2.00%) Apache Camel
17 44 (1.92%) CSS3
18 37 (1.61%) JMS
19 34 (1.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 131 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 107 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 68 (2.96%) User Experience
5 37 (1.61%) Public Cloud
6 29 (1.26%) PKI
7 25 (1.09%) Cloud Native
8 20 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 19 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 19 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
9 19 (0.83%) NHS
10 15 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (0.61%) Replication
12 13 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (0.48%) BYOD
14 11 (0.48%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 350 (15.25%) Linux
2 229 (9.98%) Windows
3 136 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 99 (4.31%) Windows 10
5 75 (3.27%) Unix
6 58 (2.53%) Windows Server
7 45 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 40 (1.74%) CentOS
9 28 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 23 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 15 (0.65%) Android
15 13 (0.57%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.48%) Solaris
17 9 (0.39%) Debian
18 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.22%) AIX
19 5 (0.22%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 795 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
2 501 (21.83%) DevOps
3 307 (13.38%) Migration
4 228 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 220 (9.59%) Scrum
6 212 (9.24%) Microservices
7 207 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
8 179 (7.80%) Project Management
9 172 (7.49%) TDD
10 155 (6.75%) Open Source
11 152 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
12 149 (6.49%) ITIL
13 144 (6.27%) Project Delivery
14 143 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
15 139 (6.06%) Test Automation
16 130 (5.66%) BDD
17 127 (5.53%) Coaching
18 116 (5.05%) Kanban
19 114 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
20 112 (4.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 383 (16.69%) Java
2 255 (11.11%) Python
3 211 (9.19%) JavaScript
3 211 (9.19%) SQL
4 125 (5.45%) Bash Shell
5 109 (4.75%) Ruby
6 92 (4.01%) Java 8
7 82 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 72 (3.14%) Perl
9 62 (2.70%) C#
10 43 (1.87%) Shell Script
11 38 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 34 (1.48%) C
13 27 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 26 (1.13%) TypeScript
15 25 (1.09%) Groovy
16 24 (1.05%) Go
17 20 (0.87%) PHP
17 20 (0.87%) VBA
18 16 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 1,774 (77.30%) SC Cleared
2 251 (10.94%) DV Cleared
3 101 (4.40%) CTC Cleared
4 83 (3.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 77 (3.36%) Degree
6 46 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.74%) RHCE
8 36 (1.57%) AWS Certification
9 31 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (1.31%) CISSP
11 26 (1.13%) CCNA
12 25 (1.09%) BC Cleared
13 24 (1.05%) CCNP
14 23 (1.00%) DBS Check
15 22 (0.96%) MCSA
16 20 (0.87%) CHECK Team Leader
17 18 (0.78%) CHECK Team Member
17 18 (0.78%) ISTQB
18 17 (0.74%) CISM
18 17 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.57%) QA
2 45 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 41 (1.79%) SLA
5 28 (1.22%) PMO
6 26 (1.13%) NIST
7 22 (0.96%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 15 (0.65%) GDPR
10 13 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (0.48%) WCAG
12 8 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.17%) COBIT
14 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17025
15 3 (0.13%) NCSC
15 3 (0.13%) RMADS
16 2 (0.087%) ECSS
16 2 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 277 (12.07%) Docker
2 145 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (0.65%) vSphere
6 11 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.39%) HDFS
7 9 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.31%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.26%) Postfix
9 6 (0.26%) vCloud
10 5 (0.22%) Firmware
11 4 (0.17%) NFS
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.17%) XenApp
12 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.087%) iptables
13 2 (0.087%) KVM
Systems Management
1 294 (12.81%) Kubernetes
2 209 (9.11%) Terraform
3 184 (8.02%) Ansible
4 106 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
5 104 (4.53%) Puppet
6 56 (2.44%) Consul
7 47 (2.05%) Packer
8 21 (0.92%) SCCM
8 21 (0.92%) Suricata
9 19 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.83%) Sysdig
10 15 (0.65%) Nessus
11 11 (0.48%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.44%) AirWatch
12 10 (0.44%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 9 (0.39%) Salt
13 9 (0.39%) WSUS
14 8 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
14 8 (0.35%) SELinux
Vendors
1 212 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 149 (6.49%) Oracle
3 105 (4.58%) Red Hat
4 79 (3.44%) Splunk
5 66 (2.88%) VMware
6 60 (2.61%) Cisco
7 41 (1.79%) SAP
8 38 (1.66%) Google
9 35 (1.53%) Greenplum
10 31 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 30 (1.31%) Qualys
12 28 (1.22%) Atlassian
13 26 (1.13%) CheckPoint
14 25 (1.09%) CA
15 24 (1.05%) Sparx
16 23 (1.00%) Hortonworks
17 21 (0.92%) Tableau
18 19 (0.83%) Adobe
18 19 (0.83%) F5
19 18 (0.78%) HP