Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 34 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +20
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3,045 2,435 2,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.61% 5.82% 6.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.85% 34.58% 35.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,879 1,521 1,840
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £285
90th Percentile £675 £630 £650
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 71 10
London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.20 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.79% -4.72% -3.26%
10th Percentile £14.83 £14.00 £15.78
90th Percentile £47.69 £50.00 £44.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -45.21% +12.31% +4.33%

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 7,642 7,041 7,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.58% 16.82% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,958 4,658 5,476
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 149 84
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.90 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +10.89% -4.24%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.34 £12.54
90th Percentile £48.29 £50.00 £50.51
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.25% +7.27% +22.22%

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 July 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

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 July 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 23 July 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 +2 729 £540 +13.68% 25
Central London -8 370 £500 +5.26% 43
West London -56 48 £550 +5.77% 32
East London -1 33 £500 -13.04% 6
North London -7 11 £329 -27.00%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2,393 (78.59%) SC Cleared
2 1,121 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
3 621 (20.39%) Amazon AWS
4 576 (18.92%) Java
5 559 (18.36%) DevOps
6 472 (15.50%) Linux
7 398 (13.07%) Windows
8 382 (12.55%) Scrum
9 339 (11.13%) DV Cleared
10 336 (11.03%) Migration
11 329 (10.80%) Docker
12 324 (10.64%) Git (software)
13 321 (10.54%) SQL
14 320 (10.51%) Test Automation
15 314 (10.31%) Finance
16 293 (9.62%) Jenkins
17 271 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
18 254 (8.34%) Microservices
18 254 (8.34%) Microsoft
19 251 (8.24%) Kubernetes
20 242 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
21 240 (7.88%) Configuration Management
22 231 (7.59%) Python
22 231 (7.59%) Open Source
22 231 (7.59%) Puppet
23 227 (7.45%) Active Directory
24 225 (7.39%) ITIL
24 225 (7.39%) Terraform
25 219 (7.19%) JIRA
26 212 (6.96%) JavaScript

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
1 141 (4.63%) Confluence
2 80 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 67 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 59 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 58 (1.90%) nginx
6 50 (1.64%) Skype for Business
7 44 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 37 (1.22%) JBoss
9 35 (1.15%) Apache
10 29 (0.95%) WildFly
11 23 (0.76%) MS Exchange
12 22 (0.72%) CMS
13 18 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.53%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.36%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.36%) Gunicorn
16 11 (0.36%) WebSphere Portal
17 10 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
18 8 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 70 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.36%) Stata
8 9 (0.30%) Windchill
9 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.066%) HipChat
10 2 (0.066%) InVision
11 1 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.033%) InDesign
11 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.033%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 16 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.23%) Oracle SCM
5 6 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.20%) Primavera
6 3 (0.099%) Demantra
6 3 (0.099%) ENOVIA
6 3 (0.099%) SAP PLM
6 3 (0.099%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.099%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.066%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.066%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.033%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.033%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.033%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.033%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.033%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 621 (20.39%) Amazon AWS
2 242 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (4.56%) Office 365
4 68 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 51 (1.67%) PaaS
6 49 (1.61%) Amazon S3
7 48 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
7 48 (1.58%) npm
8 46 (1.51%) GitHub
9 45 (1.48%) Serverless
10 43 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
11 42 (1.38%) SaaS
12 36 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 34 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
14 30 (0.99%) Route 53
15 28 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
16 25 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 21 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
18 17 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
19 15 (0.49%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 189 (6.21%) Firewall
2 119 (3.91%) DNS
3 88 (2.89%) TCP/IP
4 70 (2.30%) WAN
5 65 (2.13%) LAN
6 61 (2.00%) SSL
7 53 (1.74%) HTTP
7 53 (1.74%) Internet
8 52 (1.71%) VPN
9 48 (1.58%) Skype
10 40 (1.31%) DHCP
10 40 (1.31%) Network Security
11 34 (1.12%) Wireless
12 32 (1.05%) Kerberos
13 28 (0.92%) Unified Communications
14 27 (0.89%) IPsec
15 26 (0.85%) VoIP
16 25 (0.82%) FTP
17 22 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
18 20 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
2 174 (5.71%) Big Data
3 133 (4.37%) SQL Server
4 132 (4.33%) Hadoop
5 111 (3.65%) MongoDB
6 110 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 107 (3.51%) MySQL
8 59 (1.94%) HBase
9 56 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
10 49 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
10 49 (1.61%) RDBMS
11 47 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 38 (1.25%) NoSQL
13 34 (1.12%) Power BI
14 28 (0.92%) Neo4j
15 23 (0.76%) GIS
16 22 (0.72%) Redis
17 21 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
18 20 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 324 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 293 (9.62%) Jenkins
3 219 (7.19%) JIRA
4 114 (3.74%) Selenium
5 105 (3.45%) Maven
6 102 (3.35%) Cucumber
7 85 (2.79%) Artifactory
8 76 (2.50%) JUnit
9 62 (2.04%) Vagrant
10 58 (1.90%) GitLab
11 57 (1.87%) Mockito
12 56 (1.84%) Karma Test Runner
13 51 (1.67%) SonarQube
14 42 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 41 (1.35%) Travis CI
16 37 (1.22%) Grunt
16 37 (1.22%) Jasmine
16 37 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
17 30 (0.99%) Liquibase
18 28 (0.92%) Mocha
General
1 314 (10.31%) Finance
2 93 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 82 (2.69%) Manufacturing
4 78 (2.56%) Marketing
5 77 (2.53%) Law
6 70 (2.30%) Electronics
7 39 (1.28%) Retail
8 23 (0.76%) Banking
9 17 (0.56%) Legal
9 17 (0.56%) Publishing
10 9 (0.30%) Local Government
11 7 (0.23%) Billing
11 7 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.23%) Military
12 4 (0.13%) Back Office
12 4 (0.13%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.13%) Games
12 4 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.099%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.099%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 536 (17.60%) Developer
2 391 (12.84%) Architect
3 275 (9.03%) Analyst
4 260 (8.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 228 (7.49%) Java Developer
6 139 (4.56%) Consultant
7 129 (4.24%) Project Manager
8 116 (3.81%) Business Analyst
9 89 (2.92%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 86 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
11 79 (2.59%) AWS Engineer
12 77 (2.53%) Security Architect
13 73 (2.40%) Network Engineer
14 69 (2.27%) AWS DevOps
14 69 (2.27%) Technical Architect
15 68 (2.23%) Desktop Support
15 68 (2.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 64 (2.10%) Support Engineer
17 59 (1.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 57 (1.87%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (4.99%) Node.js
2 137 (4.50%) REST
3 133 (4.37%) Web Services
4 128 (4.20%) HTML
5 122 (4.01%) XML
6 114 (3.74%) CSS
7 113 (3.71%) AngularJS
8 108 (3.55%) Spring
9 96 (3.15%) JSON
10 94 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
11 92 (3.02%) Kafka
12 86 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
13 85 (2.79%) .NET
14 80 (2.63%) RESTful
15 65 (2.13%) Java EE
16 64 (2.10%) HTML5
17 62 (2.04%) Hibernate
18 59 (1.94%) JMS
19 55 (1.81%) CSS3
20 52 (1.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 168 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (4.73%) Data Centre
3 105 (3.45%) User Experience
4 89 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
5 68 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 66 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 57 (1.87%) Public Cloud
8 36 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (1.08%) PKI
10 24 (0.79%) Clustering
11 22 (0.72%) NHS
12 21 (0.69%) Cloud Native
12 21 (0.69%) Wiki
13 20 (0.66%) Computer Science
14 19 (0.62%) Mobile App
14 19 (0.62%) Smartphone
15 17 (0.56%) Blackberry
16 16 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
17 14 (0.46%) Replication
18 13 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 472 (15.50%) Linux
2 398 (13.07%) Windows
3 135 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 130 (4.27%) Unix
5 114 (3.74%) Windows 10
6 113 (3.71%) CentOS
7 87 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 56 (1.84%) Windows 7
9 52 (1.71%) Apple iOS
10 45 (1.48%) Ubuntu
11 44 (1.44%) Android
12 41 (1.35%) Mac OS X
13 39 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (1.25%) CoreOS
15 31 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (0.92%) VMS
17 16 (0.53%) DC/OS
18 15 (0.49%) Solaris
19 11 (0.36%) Mac OS
20 7 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,121 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (18.36%) DevOps
3 382 (12.55%) Scrum
4 336 (11.03%) Migration
5 320 (10.51%) Test Automation
6 271 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
7 254 (8.34%) Microservices
8 240 (7.88%) Configuration Management
9 231 (7.59%) Open Source
10 225 (7.39%) ITIL
11 205 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 202 (6.63%) TDD
13 189 (6.21%) Project Management
14 143 (4.70%) Problem-Solving
15 142 (4.66%) Cybersecurity
16 134 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
17 120 (3.94%) Mentoring
18 115 (3.78%) Programme Management
19 114 (3.74%) BDD
20 112 (3.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 576 (18.92%) Java
2 321 (10.54%) SQL
3 231 (7.59%) Python
4 212 (6.96%) JavaScript
5 148 (4.86%) Java 8
6 133 (4.37%) PowerShell
7 132 (4.33%) Bash Shell
8 111 (3.65%) Ruby
9 88 (2.89%) C#
10 77 (2.53%) Groovy
11 68 (2.23%) C
12 66 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 39 (1.28%) Perl
14 38 (1.25%) Shell Script
15 28 (0.92%) JPQL
16 26 (0.85%) Scala
17 23 (0.76%) ES6
18 22 (0.72%) Go
19 21 (0.69%) VBScript
20 19 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2,393 (78.59%) SC Cleared
2 339 (11.13%) DV Cleared
3 145 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
4 86 (2.82%) Degree
5 82 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 68 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (1.51%) CCNA
7 46 (1.51%) CCNP
8 35 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 29 (0.95%) AWS Certification
10 28 (0.92%) CISSP
11 25 (0.82%) DBS Check
12 24 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
12 24 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (0.76%) ISTQB
14 22 (0.72%) ISEB
15 17 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.56%) MCSE
16 14 (0.46%) PMI Certification
17 13 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (1.81%) QA
2 48 (1.58%) GDPR
3 47 (1.54%) PMO
4 46 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 46 (1.51%) SLA
5 34 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 31 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 31 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.26%) COBIT
8 5 (0.16%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.13%) WCAG
10 3 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.099%) RMADS
11 2 (0.066%) GCP
11 2 (0.066%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.066%) HL7
11 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.066%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.033%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 329 (10.80%) Docker
2 227 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 118 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 37 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 24 (0.79%) vSphere
8 23 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (0.62%) etcd
9 19 (0.62%) flannel
10 18 (0.59%) HDFS
11 17 (0.56%) NFS
12 16 (0.53%) VirtualBox
12 16 (0.53%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.26%) Ceph
14 7 (0.23%) GlusterFS
15 6 (0.20%) vCloud
16 5 (0.16%) SkyDNS
16 5 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 251 (8.24%) Kubernetes
2 231 (7.59%) Puppet
3 225 (7.39%) Terraform
4 204 (6.70%) Ansible
5 122 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
6 88 (2.89%) SCCM
7 46 (1.51%) Kibana
8 44 (1.44%) HAProxy
8 44 (1.44%) logstash
9 42 (1.38%) Packer
10 38 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
10 38 (1.25%) Grafana
11 37 (1.22%) vCenter Server
12 31 (1.02%) Consul
13 22 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 22 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
14 21 (0.69%) AirWatch
15 19 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 19 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
16 18 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 254 (8.34%) Microsoft
2 181 (5.94%) VMware
3 173 (5.68%) Oracle
4 148 (4.86%) Cisco
5 87 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 84 (2.76%) SAP
7 71 (2.33%) Splunk
8 64 (2.10%) Google
9 48 (1.58%) Hortonworks
10 41 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 39 (1.28%) NetApp
12 37 (1.22%) Citrix
13 32 (1.05%) HP
14 31 (1.02%) EMC
15 26 (0.85%) Juniper
16 23 (0.76%) Dell
17 21 (0.69%) Adobe
17 21 (0.69%) SolarWinds
17 21 (0.69%) Talend
18 19 (0.62%) Cloudera