Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 2,458 3,110 3,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.20% 6.60% 6.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.70% 40.78% 37.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,597 1,908 1,930
London median daily rate £513 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £480 £465 £444
% change year-on-year +3.23% +4.79% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 88 74
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% - -
10th Percentile £17.53 £14.00 £15.58
90th Percentile £48.70 £47.03 £47.83
England median hourly rate £37.50 £34.45 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.85% +25.27% -5.17%

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 5,895 7,626 8,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.26% 16.19% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,992 4,899 5,429
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £465 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 194 171
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.04 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.59% +11.81% +10.26%
10th Percentile £16.08 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.36 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -1.96%

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

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 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
Central London +37 407 £500 - 44
South London 0 369 £513 -2.38% 31
West London +51 60 £463 +8.82% 34
East London +30 40 £600 +12.94% 10
North London -4 13 £450 - 4
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1,902 (77.38%) SC Cleared
2 813 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
3 554 (22.54%) DevOps
4 544 (22.13%) AWS
5 454 (18.47%) Public Sector
6 422 (17.17%) Java
7 332 (13.51%) Linux
8 324 (13.18%) DV Cleared
9 307 (12.49%) Python
10 290 (11.80%) Microsoft
11 287 (11.68%) Jenkins
12 284 (11.55%) SQL
13 283 (11.51%) Migration
14 269 (10.94%) Git (software)
15 267 (10.86%) Azure
16 266 (10.82%) Windows
17 252 (10.25%) Docker
18 242 (9.85%) JIRA
19 229 (9.32%) Terraform
20 215 (8.75%) Kubernetes
21 214 (8.71%) Ansible
22 211 (8.58%) Scrum
23 208 (8.46%) JavaScript
24 203 (8.26%) Finance
25 196 (7.97%) Oracle
26 194 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
27 174 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
28 171 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
29 170 (6.92%) ITIL
29 170 (6.92%) Microservices

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
1 166 (6.75%) Confluence
2 105 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 64 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
4 47 (1.91%) WebLogic
5 42 (1.71%) OpenStack
6 37 (1.51%) JBoss
7 33 (1.34%) Skype for Business
8 28 (1.14%) nginx
9 24 (0.98%) MS Exchange
10 23 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (0.90%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.85%) Apache
12 21 (0.85%) MQSeries
13 18 (0.73%) IIS
14 16 (0.65%) SAS
15 12 (0.49%) Apache Spark
16 10 (0.41%) CMS
16 10 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
17 7 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
18 6 (0.24%) Jetty
Applications
1 89 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 49 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
4 42 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.12%) InDesign
10 2 (0.081%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.081%) Sketch
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.041%) InVision
11 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 59 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
3 16 (0.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.24%) Oracle AML
4 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.081%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.081%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.081%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.081%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.041%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.041%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.041%) Relativity
8 1 (0.041%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.041%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 544 (22.13%) AWS
2 267 (10.86%) Azure
3 126 (5.13%) Office 365
4 97 (3.95%) GitHub
5 79 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 67 (2.73%) Power Platform
7 54 (2.20%) Amazon S3
8 53 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
9 49 (1.99%) PaaS
10 44 (1.79%) Serverless
11 37 (1.51%) GCP
12 34 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (1.18%) OpenShift
14 28 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
15 27 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
15 27 (1.10%) IaaS
16 25 (1.02%) Datadog
16 25 (1.02%) SaaS
17 23 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 20 (0.81%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 112 (4.56%) Firewall
2 72 (2.93%) VPN
3 67 (2.73%) Internet
4 63 (2.56%) WAN
5 50 (2.03%) DNS
6 42 (1.71%) LAN
7 33 (1.34%) TCP/IP
8 30 (1.22%) Network Security
8 30 (1.22%) Skype
9 23 (0.94%) DHCP
10 20 (0.81%) Wireless
11 18 (0.73%) HTTP
12 17 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (0.69%) SAN
13 16 (0.65%) Kerberos
14 15 (0.61%) MPLS
15 13 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 13 (0.53%) SSH
16 12 (0.49%) BGP
17 11 (0.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
2 126 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 71 (2.89%) Big Data
4 58 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 49 (1.99%) Power BI
6 43 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
7 42 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
8 39 (1.59%) MySQL
9 33 (1.34%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 28 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
12 26 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 24 (0.98%) RDBMS
13 24 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.61%) MongoDB
15 15 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (0.53%) NoSQL
17 12 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 287 (11.68%) Jenkins
2 269 (10.94%) Git (software)
3 242 (9.85%) JIRA
4 77 (3.13%) Selenium
5 71 (2.89%) Maven
6 68 (2.77%) SonarQube
7 66 (2.69%) Cucumber
8 61 (2.48%) GitLab
9 58 (2.36%) JUnit
10 38 (1.55%) Artifactory
11 37 (1.51%) Mockito
11 37 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
12 36 (1.46%) Visual Studio
13 35 (1.42%) gulp
13 35 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (1.34%) Bitbucket
15 28 (1.14%) Subversion
16 19 (0.77%) Bitbucket Server
16 19 (0.77%) Grunt
17 18 (0.73%) Ant
General
1 454 (18.47%) Public Sector
2 203 (8.26%) Finance
3 84 (3.42%) Law
4 78 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 49 (1.99%) Marketing
6 45 (1.83%) Police
7 43 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.46%) Electronics
9 30 (1.22%) Legal
9 30 (1.22%) Military
10 14 (0.57%) Retail
11 13 (0.53%) Banking
12 8 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.28%) Publishing
14 6 (0.24%) Games
15 5 (0.20%) Billing
16 3 (0.12%) Local Government
17 2 (0.081%) General Ledger
18 1 (0.041%) Arabic Language
18 1 (0.041%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 442 (17.98%) Developer
2 329 (13.38%) Architect
3 247 (10.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 222 (9.03%) Analyst
5 141 (5.74%) Java Developer
6 117 (4.76%) Consultant
7 114 (4.64%) Business Analyst
8 83 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
9 81 (3.30%) AWS DevOps
10 70 (2.85%) Technical Architect
11 65 (2.64%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 64 (2.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 63 (2.56%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
14 61 (2.48%) Project Manager
15 54 (2.20%) Security Architect
16 49 (1.99%) Administrator
16 49 (1.99%) Software Engineer
17 47 (1.91%) Security Consultant
18 46 (1.87%) DBA
19 45 (1.83%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (6.79%) HTML
2 124 (5.04%) CSS
2 124 (5.04%) Spring
3 119 (4.84%) Node.js
4 117 (4.76%) JSON
5 113 (4.60%) Web Services
6 92 (3.74%) .NET
7 83 (3.38%) AngularJS
7 83 (3.38%) XML
8 79 (3.21%) REST
9 69 (2.81%) React
10 66 (2.69%) SOAP
11 57 (2.32%) Hibernate
12 56 (2.28%) RESTful
13 53 (2.16%) Apache Camel
14 52 (2.12%) Elastic Stack
15 50 (2.03%) Kafka
16 46 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
17 42 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 41 (1.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 126 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 117 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 57 (2.32%) User Experience
5 53 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 34 (1.38%) PKI
7 28 (1.14%) Cloud Native
8 27 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (0.94%) Virtual Team
10 19 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (0.73%) W3C
12 17 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
13 14 (0.57%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
14 13 (0.53%) Replication
15 10 (0.41%) BYOD
15 10 (0.41%) Semantic Web
15 10 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
16 9 (0.37%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 332 (13.51%) Linux
2 266 (10.82%) Windows
3 130 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 100 (4.07%) Windows 10
5 72 (2.93%) Ubuntu
6 71 (2.89%) Windows Server
7 56 (2.28%) Apple iOS
8 51 (2.07%) CentOS
9 39 (1.59%) Unix
10 25 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.90%) Debian
11 22 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.57%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.45%) Android
15 9 (0.37%) Solaris
16 5 (0.20%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.16%) openSUSE
17 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 813 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (22.54%) DevOps
3 283 (11.51%) Migration
4 211 (8.58%) Scrum
5 194 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 171 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 170 (6.92%) ITIL
7 170 (6.92%) Microservices
8 167 (6.79%) Project Management
8 167 (6.79%) Test Automation
9 165 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
10 160 (6.51%) Open Source
11 143 (5.82%) Configuration Management
12 138 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
13 136 (5.53%) TDD
14 132 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
15 122 (4.96%) Project Delivery
16 105 (4.27%) BDD
17 102 (4.15%) Change Management
18 101 (4.11%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 422 (17.17%) Java
2 307 (12.49%) Python
3 284 (11.55%) SQL
4 208 (8.46%) JavaScript
5 137 (5.57%) Bash Shell
6 117 (4.76%) Ruby
7 80 (3.25%) PowerShell
8 74 (3.01%) PL/SQL
9 71 (2.89%) Java 8
10 70 (2.85%) Perl
11 60 (2.44%) C#
12 47 (1.91%) Shell Script
13 44 (1.79%) T-SQL
14 43 (1.75%) C
14 43 (1.75%) Groovy
15 42 (1.71%) C++
16 40 (1.63%) Go
17 9 (0.37%) Scala
18 8 (0.33%) R
18 8 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,902 (77.38%) SC Cleared
2 324 (13.18%) DV Cleared
3 85 (3.46%) CTC Cleared
4 76 (3.09%) Degree
5 71 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 48 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (1.79%) BC Cleared
8 38 (1.55%) CISSP
9 35 (1.42%) AWS Certification
10 34 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (1.18%) MCSA
13 27 (1.10%) CISM
14 26 (1.06%) CCNA
15 25 (1.02%) DBS Check
16 23 (0.94%) CCNP
16 23 (0.94%) RHCE
17 13 (0.53%) ISTQB
18 12 (0.49%) ISEB
19 11 (0.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.40%) QA
2 49 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.79%) NIST
4 40 (1.63%) SLA
5 37 (1.51%) PMO
6 35 (1.42%) WCAG
7 25 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 24 (0.98%) NCSC
9 17 (0.69%) PCI DSS
10 15 (0.61%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.61%) GDPR
11 10 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
11 10 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 6 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.20%) COBIT
15 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.12%) RMADS
15 3 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
16 2 (0.081%) ECSS
System Software
1 252 (10.25%) Docker
2 101 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.45%) vSphere
9 9 (0.37%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.28%) Postfix
11 7 (0.28%) vCloud
12 6 (0.24%) HDFS
13 5 (0.20%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.081%) GlusterFS
15 2 (0.081%) NFS
15 2 (0.081%) OCFS2
15 2 (0.081%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 229 (9.32%) Terraform
2 215 (8.75%) Kubernetes
3 214 (8.71%) Ansible
4 131 (5.33%) Puppet
5 93 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (2.73%) Consul
7 49 (1.99%) Packer
8 24 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
9 22 (0.90%) Suricata
10 19 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 19 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 15 (0.61%) Kibana
12 14 (0.57%) Salt
13 13 (0.53%) Nessus
13 13 (0.53%) SCCM
14 12 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (0.49%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.41%) Prometheus
15 10 (0.41%) SELinux
16 9 (0.37%) logstash
Vendors
1 290 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 196 (7.97%) Oracle
3 115 (4.68%) Red Hat
4 76 (3.09%) VMware
5 63 (2.56%) Splunk
6 52 (2.12%) Google
7 50 (2.03%) Cisco
8 46 (1.87%) SAP
9 36 (1.46%) Greenplum
10 35 (1.42%) F5
11 34 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (1.38%) Sybase
12 30 (1.22%) Qualys
13 29 (1.18%) Juniper
14 28 (1.14%) Axway
15 27 (1.10%) Atlassian
15 27 (1.10%) IBM
16 25 (1.02%) CA
17 24 (0.98%) Apple
17 24 (0.98%) ServiceNow