Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 28 42
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3049 2833 2066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.42% 6.35% 4.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.84% 37.05% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1941 1701 1285
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £280
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
England median daily rate £445 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 25 19
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +8.97%
10th Percentile £15.55 £13.40 £14.35
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.26
England median hourly rate £27.50 £29.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -6.78% -4.53% +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 8058 7647 7581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.96% 17.14% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5371 4940 5040
London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 118 136
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.37 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.03% -7.85% +20.09%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.28 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.92 £49.38
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 +1 605 £500 +5.26% 16
Central London -11 368 £475 +5.56% 4
West London +16 121 £488 +2.63% 4
East London +6 25 £575 +2.22% 7
North London +8 23 £450 +26.32%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, 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 2074 (68.02%) SC Cleared
2 1141 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
3 720 (23.61%) Java
4 577 (18.92%) DevOps
5 504 (16.53%) Linux
6 495 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
7 475 (15.58%) DV Cleared
8 405 (13.28%) Windows
9 350 (11.48%) Finance
10 336 (11.02%) Docker
11 317 (10.40%) Jenkins
12 313 (10.27%) Git (software)
13 306 (10.04%) Puppet
13 306 (10.04%) Scrum
14 284 (9.31%) PostgreSQL
14 284 (9.31%) JIRA
15 279 (9.15%) Project Management
16 271 (8.89%) Python
17 269 (8.82%) SQL
18 261 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
19 256 (8.40%) Microservices
20 251 (8.23%) Microsoft
21 240 (7.87%) Ansible
22 239 (7.84%) Migration
23 232 (7.61%) Test Automation
24 231 (7.58%) Web Services
25 229 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
26 225 (7.38%) TDD
27 224 (7.35%) REST
28 221 (7.25%) Business Intelligence

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
1 205 (6.72%) Confluence
2 108 (3.54%) Tomcat
3 82 (2.69%) Apache Spark
4 72 (2.36%) Apache
4 72 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 68 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
5 68 (2.23%) nginx
6 49 (1.61%) Apache Solr
7 44 (1.44%) MS Exchange
8 41 (1.34%) WildFly
9 31 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 29 (0.95%) SAS
11 21 (0.69%) OpenStack
12 20 (0.66%) JBoss
13 18 (0.59%) IIS
14 15 (0.49%) CMS
15 14 (0.46%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.39%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 109 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 30 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.098%) SPSS
10 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.033%) HipChat
10 1 (0.033%) InVision
10 1 (0.033%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.033%) Stata
10 1 (0.033%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
1 16 (0.52%) Primavera
2 9 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (0.20%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.066%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.033%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.033%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 495 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (3.80%) Office 365
4 68 (2.23%) GitHub
5 63 (2.07%) Amazon S3
6 58 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
8 37 (1.21%) IaaS
8 37 (1.21%) Route 53
9 35 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (1.08%) PaaS
10 33 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 26 (0.85%) G Suite
12 24 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (0.52%) OneDrive
14 15 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
14 15 (0.49%) SaaS
15 12 (0.39%) npm
16 11 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 126 (4.13%) Firewall
2 101 (3.31%) DNS
3 98 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 82 (2.69%) VPN
5 72 (2.36%) Kerberos
6 58 (1.90%) Internet
7 57 (1.87%) Network Security
8 47 (1.54%) WAN
9 44 (1.44%) HTTP
10 41 (1.34%) LAN
11 40 (1.31%) SSL
12 34 (1.12%) SAN
13 30 (0.98%) LDAP
14 25 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (0.72%) HTTPS
16 17 (0.56%) Skype
17 16 (0.52%) DHCP
17 16 (0.52%) Wireless
18 14 (0.46%) Broadband
19 10 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (9.31%) PostgreSQL
2 214 (7.02%) Hadoop
3 203 (6.66%) Big Data
4 151 (4.95%) SQL Server
5 130 (4.26%) HBase
6 125 (4.10%) Relational Database
7 114 (3.74%) MongoDB
8 100 (3.28%) MySQL
9 91 (2.98%) Oracle Database
9 91 (2.98%) RDBMS
10 80 (2.62%) NoSQL
11 49 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (1.21%) Redis
13 35 (1.15%) Power BI
14 25 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 25 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (0.66%) GIS
18 17 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 317 (10.40%) Jenkins
2 313 (10.27%) Git (software)
3 284 (9.31%) JIRA
4 130 (4.26%) Maven
5 98 (3.21%) JUnit
6 95 (3.12%) Cucumber
7 84 (2.76%) Selenium
8 70 (2.30%) Artifactory
9 64 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 58 (1.90%) SonarQube
11 57 (1.87%) IntelliJ
12 56 (1.84%) Mockito
13 53 (1.74%) JMeter
14 49 (1.61%) GitLab
14 49 (1.61%) Vagrant
15 48 (1.57%) Liquibase
16 42 (1.38%) Checkstyle
17 31 (1.02%) Protractor
18 28 (0.92%) Bitbucket
19 27 (0.89%) Jasmine
General
1 350 (11.48%) Finance
2 163 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 121 (3.97%) Marketing
4 120 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 113 (3.71%) Electronics
6 98 (3.21%) Law
7 37 (1.21%) Banking
8 33 (1.08%) Legal
9 30 (0.98%) Publishing
10 17 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.43%) Military
13 10 (0.33%) Digital Economy
14 9 (0.30%) Back Office
15 8 (0.26%) Games
16 7 (0.23%) Retail
17 5 (0.16%) Local Government
18 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
19 2 (0.066%) Advertising
19 2 (0.066%) Billing
Job Titles
1 536 (17.58%) Developer
2 316 (10.36%) Analyst
3 284 (9.31%) Architect
4 255 (8.36%) Java Developer
5 250 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 162 (5.31%) Consultant
7 156 (5.12%) Business Analyst
8 137 (4.49%) Project Manager
9 108 (3.54%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 91 (2.98%) AWS DevOps
11 80 (2.62%) AWS Engineer
12 75 (2.46%) Designer
13 70 (2.30%) Support Engineer
13 70 (2.30%) Tester
14 64 (2.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 61 (2.00%) Administrator
16 54 (1.77%) Delivery Manager
17 48 (1.57%) Technical Architect
18 46 (1.51%) 2nd Line Support
19 45 (1.48%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (7.58%) Web Services
2 224 (7.35%) REST
3 179 (5.87%) Spring
4 156 (5.12%) JSON
5 133 (4.36%) HTML
6 124 (4.07%) Node.js
7 123 (4.03%) Spring Boot
8 120 (3.94%) CSS
9 113 (3.71%) Kafka
10 101 (3.31%) RESTful
11 95 (3.12%) XML
12 88 (2.89%) Elastic Stack
13 83 (2.72%) Apache Camel
14 80 (2.62%) Drools
15 75 (2.46%) JMS
16 74 (2.43%) Hibernate
17 63 (2.07%) Java EE
18 59 (1.94%) AngularJS
19 57 (1.87%) HTML5
20 54 (1.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 229 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (3.48%) Data Centre
3 93 (3.05%) User Experience
4 92 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 64 (2.10%) PKI
6 60 (1.97%) Algorithms
7 55 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
8 46 (1.51%) Public Cloud
9 42 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
10 36 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 31 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (0.79%) Clustering
13 18 (0.59%) CESG
13 18 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.56%) Cloud Native
14 17 (0.56%) Reference Data
15 15 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
15 15 (0.49%) PMI
15 15 (0.49%) Smartphone
16 14 (0.46%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 504 (16.53%) Linux
2 405 (13.28%) Windows
3 214 (7.02%) Unix
4 121 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 117 (3.84%) Windows Server
6 115 (3.77%) Windows 10
7 80 (2.62%) CentOS
8 72 (2.36%) Windows 7
9 57 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 56 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (1.38%) VMS
12 40 (1.31%) Solaris
13 39 (1.28%) Ubuntu
14 29 (0.95%) Apple iOS
15 28 (0.92%) Android
16 27 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (0.75%) AIX
18 20 (0.66%) CoreOS
18 20 (0.66%) Windows XP
19 17 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1141 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
2 577 (18.92%) DevOps
3 306 (10.04%) Scrum
4 279 (9.15%) Project Management
5 261 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
6 256 (8.40%) Microservices
7 239 (7.84%) Migration
8 232 (7.61%) Test Automation
9 225 (7.38%) TDD
10 221 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
11 200 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 196 (6.43%) Open Source
13 193 (6.33%) ITIL
14 189 (6.20%) Configuration Management
15 179 (5.87%) Programme Management
16 159 (5.21%) BDD
17 153 (5.02%) PRINCE2
18 141 (4.62%) User Stories
19 137 (4.49%) Service Design
20 132 (4.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 720 (23.61%) Java
2 271 (8.89%) Python
3 269 (8.82%) SQL
4 169 (5.54%) Ruby
5 168 (5.51%) JavaScript
6 161 (5.28%) Bash Shell
7 100 (3.28%) C
8 87 (2.85%) PowerShell
9 81 (2.66%) Scala
10 52 (1.71%) PHP
11 48 (1.57%) C#
12 47 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 42 (1.38%) Go
13 42 (1.38%) JPQL
13 42 (1.38%) Perl
14 41 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 40 (1.31%) Groovy
16 39 (1.28%) VBScript
17 22 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2074 (68.02%) SC Cleared
2 475 (15.58%) DV Cleared
3 190 (6.23%) CTC Cleared
4 114 (3.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 96 (3.15%) Degree
6 62 (2.03%) ISEB
7 39 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 37 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (0.85%) ISTQB
10 23 (0.75%) CISSP
11 22 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (0.69%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.59%) PMP
13 18 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
16 15 (0.49%) DBS Check
17 14 (0.46%) AWS Certification
17 14 (0.46%) CCNP
18 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (2.98%) Data Quality
2 82 (2.69%) QA
3 62 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 54 (1.77%) PMO
5 23 (0.75%) GDPR
6 18 (0.59%) WCAG
7 17 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
9 13 (0.43%) SLA
10 10 (0.33%) RMADS
11 9 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.20%) PMBOK
15 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
15 5 (0.16%) WAI
16 3 (0.098%) Def Stans
16 3 (0.098%) GAAP
16 3 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 12207
17 2 (0.066%) HL7
System Software
1 336 (11.02%) Docker
2 214 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 103 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (2.49%) HDFS
5 37 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 21 (0.69%) vCloud
8 18 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
8 18 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.59%) vSphere
9 14 (0.46%) Oracle Clusterware
10 13 (0.43%) Hyper-V
11 11 (0.36%) etcd
12 9 (0.30%) Samba
12 9 (0.30%) XenApp
13 8 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
14 7 (0.23%) KVM
14 7 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.23%) Postfix
14 7 (0.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 306 (10.04%) Puppet
2 240 (7.87%) Ansible
3 217 (7.12%) Kubernetes
4 147 (4.82%) Terraform
5 116 (3.80%) logstash
6 110 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
7 69 (2.26%) Kibana
8 63 (2.07%) SCCM
9 44 (1.44%) ZABBIX
10 29 (0.95%) Sysdig
11 28 (0.92%) HAProxy
12 22 (0.72%) NetBackup
12 22 (0.72%) Salt
13 19 (0.62%) WSUS
14 18 (0.59%) Data Guard
14 18 (0.59%) Grafana
15 17 (0.56%) Netcool
15 17 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 16 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
16 16 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 251 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 214 (7.02%) Oracle
3 194 (6.36%) VMware
4 123 (4.03%) SAP
5 94 (3.08%) Cisco
6 63 (2.07%) Red Hat
7 62 (2.03%) Google
8 58 (1.90%) HP
9 43 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 39 (1.28%) Atlassian
10 39 (1.28%) IBM
11 37 (1.21%) Citrix
12 36 (1.18%) Hortonworks
13 33 (1.08%) ServiceNow
14 32 (1.05%) Juniper
15 29 (0.95%) F5
16 28 (0.92%) Palo Alto
17 26 (0.85%) Splunk
18 24 (0.79%) Progress
19 23 (0.75%) Salesforce.com