Period
to 27 April 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 31 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +16
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 3,191 2,463 2,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.93% 6.20% 5.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.16% 36.77% 32.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,017 1,626 1,734
London median daily rate £510 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £281
90th Percentile £675 £630 £639
England median daily rate £454 £450 £418
% change year-on-year +0.83% +7.78% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 55 17
London median hourly rate £18.70 £42.00 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.48% +134.83% -0.64%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.70 £14.29
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.68 £48.70
England median hourly rate £18.70 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -51.43% -3.75% +60.00%

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 7,946 6,699 7,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.25% 16.85% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,102 4,574 5,380
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £640
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 116 114
London median hourly rate £21.00 £29.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +35.23% +25.71%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.16 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +1 686 £538 +13.16% 31
Central London -19 386 £498 +6.87% 49
West London -23 99 £550 +14.58% 34
East London +26 54 £550 - 2
North London -4 17 £463 +12.12%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2,310 (72.39%) SC Cleared
2 1,095 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
3 644 (20.18%) Java
4 626 (19.62%) Amazon AWS
5 623 (19.52%) DevOps
6 541 (16.95%) Linux
7 462 (14.48%) Windows
8 451 (14.13%) DV Cleared
9 373 (11.69%) Docker
10 361 (11.31%) Jenkins
11 329 (10.31%) Finance
12 328 (10.28%) SQL
13 314 (9.84%) Scrum
14 308 (9.65%) Migration
15 305 (9.56%) Microsoft
16 304 (9.53%) Python
17 298 (9.34%) Test Automation
18 295 (9.24%) Git (software)
19 288 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
20 275 (8.62%) Project Management
21 273 (8.56%) Active Directory
22 267 (8.37%) Puppet
23 252 (7.90%) Configuration Management
24 245 (7.68%) Ansible
25 244 (7.65%) Terraform
26 239 (7.49%) Kubernetes
27 232 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
28 230 (7.21%) JIRA
29 227 (7.11%) Microservices
30 225 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure

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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
1 149 (4.67%) Confluence
2 100 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 86 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 73 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 69 (2.16%) nginx
6 53 (1.66%) Apache Spark
7 51 (1.60%) Apache
8 36 (1.13%) Skype for Business
9 35 (1.10%) JBoss
10 32 (1.00%) MS Exchange
11 25 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 25 (0.78%) WildFly
12 18 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
14 14 (0.44%) CMS
15 13 (0.41%) IIS
15 13 (0.41%) SAS
16 11 (0.34%) Gunicorn
16 11 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
17 9 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 102 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
2 99 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.28%) Stata
9 7 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.19%) Windchill
11 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.094%) Revit
13 2 (0.063%) InVision
14 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.031%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.031%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.31%) Primavera
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.13%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.13%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.094%) ENOVIA
6 3 (0.094%) SAP PLM
6 3 (0.094%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.063%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.031%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.031%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.031%) LexisNexis TimeMap
8 1 (0.031%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.031%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.031%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.031%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 626 (19.62%) Amazon AWS
2 225 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (5.08%) Office 365
4 76 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
5 65 (2.04%) Amazon S3
6 48 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 48 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 47 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 47 (1.47%) Serverless
8 46 (1.44%) Route 53
9 45 (1.41%) PaaS
10 44 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
11 43 (1.35%) GitHub
12 42 (1.32%) SaaS
13 38 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
14 31 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
15 30 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 29 (0.91%) IaaS
17 25 (0.78%) npm
18 21 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 177 (5.55%) Firewall
2 127 (3.98%) DNS
3 118 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 87 (2.73%) VPN
5 70 (2.19%) Internet
6 69 (2.16%) SSL
6 69 (2.16%) WAN
7 62 (1.94%) Network Security
8 61 (1.91%) HTTP
9 58 (1.82%) LAN
10 35 (1.10%) Skype
11 34 (1.07%) DHCP
12 27 (0.85%) Wireless
13 25 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (0.72%) Kerberos
15 21 (0.66%) FTP
16 20 (0.63%) BGP
17 19 (0.60%) SMS
18 18 (0.56%) IPsec
18 18 (0.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
2 161 (5.05%) Big Data
3 159 (4.98%) SQL Server
4 148 (4.64%) Hadoop
5 134 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 124 (3.89%) MySQL
7 109 (3.42%) MongoDB
8 69 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
9 68 (2.13%) Oracle Database
9 68 (2.13%) RDBMS
10 59 (1.85%) NoSQL
11 54 (1.69%) HBase
12 53 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 53 (1.66%) Redis
13 43 (1.35%) Power BI
14 38 (1.19%) GIS
15 35 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
16 32 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
17 31 (0.97%) Neo4j
18 27 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 361 (11.31%) Jenkins
2 295 (9.24%) Git (software)
3 230 (7.21%) JIRA
4 104 (3.26%) Maven
5 90 (2.82%) Selenium
6 87 (2.73%) Artifactory
7 84 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 74 (2.32%) JUnit
9 58 (1.82%) Vagrant
10 50 (1.57%) Mockito
11 48 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 48 (1.50%) GitLab
12 47 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
13 37 (1.16%) Jasmine
14 34 (1.07%) SonarQube
15 32 (1.00%) Travis CI
16 27 (0.85%) JMeter
17 26 (0.81%) gulp
17 26 (0.81%) Liquibase
17 26 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 329 (10.31%) Finance
2 118 (3.70%) Law
3 108 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 81 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 72 (2.26%) Marketing
6 62 (1.94%) Electronics
7 42 (1.32%) Retail
8 32 (1.00%) Legal
9 21 (0.66%) Publishing
10 20 (0.63%) Banking
11 19 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.41%) Military
13 11 (0.34%) Local Government
14 6 (0.19%) Back Office
15 5 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.13%) Games
17 3 (0.094%) Automotive
18 2 (0.063%) Advertising
18 2 (0.063%) Digital Economy
18 2 (0.063%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 502 (15.73%) Developer
2 353 (11.06%) Analyst
3 350 (10.97%) Architect
4 313 (9.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 253 (7.93%) Java Developer
6 181 (5.67%) Consultant
7 144 (4.51%) Business Analyst
8 142 (4.45%) Project Manager
9 121 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
10 113 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
11 94 (2.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 94 (2.95%) Senior Developer
12 85 (2.66%) Support Engineer
13 81 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
14 78 (2.44%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 67 (2.10%) Designer
16 66 (2.07%) Desktop Support
17 62 (1.94%) Tester
18 57 (1.79%) Senior Java Developer
19 53 (1.66%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (6.11%) Web Services
2 153 (4.79%) REST
3 142 (4.45%) Spring
4 138 (4.32%) Node.js
5 129 (4.04%) JSON
6 116 (3.64%) XML
7 104 (3.26%) HTML
8 92 (2.88%) CSS
8 92 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
9 91 (2.85%) Kafka
10 76 (2.38%) Hibernate
11 74 (2.32%) RESTful
12 70 (2.19%) J2EE
13 67 (2.10%) AngularJS
14 65 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
14 65 (2.04%) Spring Boot
15 64 (2.01%) Apache Camel
16 62 (1.94%) .NET
16 62 (1.94%) JMS
17 49 (1.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 219 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (3.73%) Data Centre
3 90 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
4 77 (2.41%) User Experience
5 69 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 52 (1.63%) Public Cloud
7 43 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
9 26 (0.81%) Clustering
9 26 (0.81%) Smartphone
10 22 (0.69%) NHS
11 20 (0.63%) Blackberry
12 19 (0.60%) Cloud Native
12 19 (0.60%) Mobile App
13 18 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
13 18 (0.56%) Mainframe
13 18 (0.56%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.53%) CESG
14 17 (0.53%) Computer Science
15 16 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 541 (16.95%) Linux
2 462 (14.48%) Windows
3 158 (4.95%) Unix
4 141 (4.42%) Windows 10
5 137 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 132 (4.14%) Windows Server
7 124 (3.89%) CentOS
8 80 (2.51%) Windows 7
9 73 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 68 (2.13%) Apple iOS
11 62 (1.94%) Android
12 53 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 50 (1.57%) Mac OS X
14 47 (1.47%) Ubuntu
15 26 (0.81%) CoreOS
16 24 (0.75%) VMS
17 22 (0.69%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.56%) Mac OS
19 16 (0.50%) DC/OS
20 14 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,095 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (19.52%) DevOps
3 314 (9.84%) Scrum
4 308 (9.65%) Migration
5 298 (9.34%) Test Automation
6 288 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
7 275 (8.62%) Project Management
8 252 (7.90%) Configuration Management
9 232 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 227 (7.11%) Microservices
11 219 (6.86%) TDD
12 218 (6.83%) ITIL
13 208 (6.52%) Open Source
14 186 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
15 148 (4.64%) BDD
15 148 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
16 143 (4.48%) PRINCE2
17 139 (4.36%) Cybersecurity
17 139 (4.36%) Service Management
18 128 (4.01%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 644 (20.18%) Java
2 328 (10.28%) SQL
3 304 (9.53%) Python
4 194 (6.08%) JavaScript
5 159 (4.98%) Bash Shell
6 155 (4.86%) Java 8
7 154 (4.83%) Ruby
8 124 (3.89%) PowerShell
9 114 (3.57%) C
10 98 (3.07%) Groovy
11 73 (2.29%) Perl
12 63 (1.97%) PL/SQL
13 57 (1.79%) C#
14 41 (1.28%) Shell Script
15 39 (1.22%) Scala
16 33 (1.03%) PHP
17 31 (0.97%) VBScript
18 25 (0.78%) R
19 24 (0.75%) JPQL
20 21 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,310 (72.39%) SC Cleared
2 451 (14.13%) DV Cleared
3 204 (6.39%) CTC Cleared
4 121 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 100 (3.13%) Degree
6 58 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.25%) CISSP
7 40 (1.25%) ISEB
8 36 (1.13%) AWS Certification
9 27 (0.85%) DBS Check
9 27 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 26 (0.81%) CCNA
10 26 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (0.75%) ISTQB
12 22 (0.69%) CCNP
13 19 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.53%) PMI Certification
15 13 (0.41%) CCIE
15 13 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 64 (2.01%) PMO
3 60 (1.88%) Data Quality
4 58 (1.82%) QA
5 34 (1.07%) GDPR
6 26 (0.81%) SLA
7 21 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 20 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.41%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.22%) WCAG
11 6 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (0.19%) HL7
11 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.16%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.16%) RMADS
13 4 (0.13%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.094%) COBIT
14 3 (0.094%) Def Stans
14 3 (0.094%) WAI
System Software
1 373 (11.69%) Docker
2 273 (8.56%) Active Directory
3 99 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 29 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.69%) vSphere
8 20 (0.63%) HDFS
9 17 (0.53%) flannel
9 17 (0.53%) VirtualBox
10 16 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 16 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (0.44%) etcd
12 11 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.31%) NFS
13 10 (0.31%) Oracle Clusterware
13 10 (0.31%) Squid
13 10 (0.31%) XenApp
14 7 (0.22%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 267 (8.37%) Puppet
2 245 (7.68%) Ansible
3 244 (7.65%) Terraform
4 239 (7.49%) Kubernetes
5 144 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
6 114 (3.57%) SCCM
7 75 (2.35%) logstash
8 48 (1.50%) Kibana
9 45 (1.41%) HAProxy
10 44 (1.38%) Packer
11 39 (1.22%) SCOM
12 35 (1.10%) Consul
13 34 (1.07%) Grafana
14 30 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
15 28 (0.88%) ZABBIX
16 25 (0.78%) Nagios
16 25 (0.78%) Prometheus
17 24 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 22 (0.69%) AirWatch
18 22 (0.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 305 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 191 (5.99%) Oracle
3 152 (4.76%) VMware
4 136 (4.26%) Cisco
5 99 (3.10%) Red Hat
6 84 (2.63%) Google
7 78 (2.44%) SAP
8 71 (2.23%) Splunk
9 50 (1.57%) Citrix
10 44 (1.38%) Hortonworks
11 43 (1.35%) HP
12 42 (1.32%) CheckPoint
13 40 (1.25%) ServiceNow
14 32 (1.00%) Juniper
15 29 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
16 24 (0.75%) Apple
17 23 (0.72%) Atlassian
18 21 (0.66%) EMC
19 19 (0.60%) Dell
19 19 (0.60%) Fortinet