Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 30 25
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 2,395 2,835 3,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.35% 6.43% 6.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.23% 39.57% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,605 1,737 2,046
London median daily rate £510 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £275
90th Percentile £666 £688 £669
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 62 79
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.17% -29.43%
10th Percentile £18.62 £18.70 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.09 £47.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -30.00%

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 5,181 7,165 8,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.07% 16.26% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,474 4,585 5,354
London median daily rate £500 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.50% +8.15%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £258
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 157 203
London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +33.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £18.75 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £53.10
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 +1 413 £525 - 23
Central London +36 363 £500 - 51
West London +56 58 £500 -0.50% 28
East London +20 18 £600 -4.00% 8
North London +1 5 £450 +1.12% 6
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 1,888 (78.83%) SC Cleared
2 810 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
3 542 (22.63%) DevOps
4 518 (21.63%) AWS
5 492 (20.54%) Public Sector
6 445 (18.58%) Java
7 318 (13.28%) Linux
8 297 (12.40%) SQL
9 295 (12.32%) DV Cleared
10 292 (12.19%) Docker
11 281 (11.73%) Python
12 276 (11.52%) Jenkins
13 259 (10.81%) Kubernetes
14 253 (10.56%) Migration
15 246 (10.27%) Microsoft
16 244 (10.19%) JIRA
17 236 (9.85%) Azure
18 235 (9.81%) Git (software)
19 234 (9.77%) Terraform
20 232 (9.69%) Windows
21 219 (9.14%) Ansible
22 212 (8.85%) Oracle
23 209 (8.73%) Scrum
24 198 (8.27%) Test Automation
25 188 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
26 187 (7.81%) JavaScript
27 176 (7.35%) Confluence
28 167 (6.97%) Project Management
29 165 (6.89%) Open Source
30 161 (6.72%) PostgreSQL

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
1 176 (7.35%) Confluence
2 66 (2.76%) WebLogic
3 56 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 55 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (1.88%) JBoss
6 43 (1.80%) Red Hat Fuse
7 38 (1.59%) MQSeries
8 37 (1.54%) nginx
9 36 (1.50%) OpenStack
10 28 (1.17%) Apache
11 24 (1.00%) Skype for Business
12 20 (0.84%) SAS
13 18 (0.75%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.67%) Camunda
14 16 (0.67%) MS Exchange
15 12 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.46%) Drupal
17 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
18 8 (0.33%) IIS
19 7 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 66 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.13%) InDesign
8 3 (0.13%) Sketch
9 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.042%) InVision
9 1 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 47 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.25%) Oracle AML
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.042%) Maximo
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.042%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.042%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.042%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.042%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 518 (21.63%) AWS
2 236 (9.85%) Azure
3 110 (4.59%) GitHub
4 103 (4.30%) Office 365
5 62 (2.59%) Power Platform
6 56 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 55 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
8 51 (2.13%) Amazon S3
9 46 (1.92%) Serverless
10 38 (1.59%) OpenShift
11 34 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
12 33 (1.38%) GCP
13 32 (1.34%) PaaS
14 23 (0.96%) SaaS
15 20 (0.84%) IaaS
16 19 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
17 18 (0.75%) Route 53
18 14 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
19 13 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 13 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 99 (4.13%) Firewall
2 57 (2.38%) Internet
3 50 (2.09%) DNS
3 50 (2.09%) VPN
3 50 (2.09%) WAN
4 37 (1.54%) Network Security
5 36 (1.50%) LAN
6 28 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 25 (1.04%) SAN
7 25 (1.04%) Skype
8 21 (0.88%) MPLS
9 20 (0.84%) Kerberos
9 20 (0.84%) Wireless
10 18 (0.75%) HTTP
10 18 (0.75%) SSL
11 17 (0.71%) DHCP
12 16 (0.67%) BGP
13 13 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 12 (0.50%) OSPF
15 11 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
2 146 (6.10%) SQL Server
3 56 (2.34%) Big Data
4 52 (2.17%) Power BI
5 42 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 36 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
7 35 (1.46%) MySQL
8 34 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
10 30 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (1.21%) Hadoop
12 21 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (0.88%) NoSQL
12 21 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
13 19 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.54%) MongoDB
16 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (0.38%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 276 (11.52%) Jenkins
2 244 (10.19%) JIRA
3 235 (9.81%) Git (software)
4 86 (3.59%) GitLab
5 76 (3.17%) Maven
6 72 (3.01%) Selenium
7 70 (2.92%) Cucumber
8 59 (2.46%) JUnit
9 51 (2.13%) SonarQube
10 48 (2.00%) Artifactory
11 35 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 34 (1.42%) Mockito
13 32 (1.34%) gulp
14 29 (1.21%) Subversion
15 27 (1.13%) Postman
16 25 (1.04%) Bitbucket
17 23 (0.96%) JMeter
18 20 (0.84%) Ant
18 20 (0.84%) RSpec
18 20 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 492 (20.54%) Public Sector
2 155 (6.47%) Finance
3 73 (3.05%) Law
4 72 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 46 (1.92%) Marketing
6 38 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 38 (1.59%) Police
7 35 (1.46%) Electronics
8 32 (1.34%) Legal
8 32 (1.34%) Military
9 19 (0.79%) Banking
10 14 (0.58%) Publishing
11 11 (0.46%) Retail
12 7 (0.29%) Billing
13 5 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.21%) Local Government
14 4 (0.17%) Advertising
14 4 (0.17%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.084%) Games
16 1 (0.042%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 477 (19.92%) Developer
2 290 (12.11%) Architect
3 241 (10.06%) Analyst
4 235 (9.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 165 (6.89%) Java Developer
6 138 (5.76%) Business Analyst
7 109 (4.55%) Consultant
8 87 (3.63%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 84 (3.51%) AWS Engineer
10 82 (3.42%) AWS DevOps
11 80 (3.34%) Technical Architect
12 71 (2.96%) Project Manager
12 71 (2.96%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 57 (2.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 55 (2.30%) AWS Developer
15 49 (2.05%) Tester
16 47 (1.96%) DBA
17 44 (1.84%) Software Engineer
18 41 (1.71%) Security Consultant
18 41 (1.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (5.85%) HTML
2 138 (5.76%) Spring
3 135 (5.64%) Node.js
4 127 (5.30%) Web Services
5 118 (4.93%) CSS
6 103 (4.30%) JSON
7 94 (3.92%) .NET
8 89 (3.72%) XML
9 83 (3.47%) AngularJS
10 75 (3.13%) Apache Camel
11 74 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
12 72 (3.01%) REST
13 69 (2.88%) Kafka
14 64 (2.67%) Hibernate
15 61 (2.55%) RabbitMQ
15 61 (2.55%) React
15 61 (2.55%) Spring Boot
16 56 (2.34%) RESTful
17 48 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
18 45 (1.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 129 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (4.09%) Data Centre
3 67 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 42 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 39 (1.63%) Cloud Native
5 39 (1.63%) User Experience
6 35 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (1.34%) PKI
8 27 (1.13%) Virtual Team
9 23 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (0.88%) Semantic Web
11 19 (0.79%) W3C
12 17 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (0.67%) BYOD
13 16 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.54%) Replication
15 12 (0.50%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
17 8 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 318 (13.28%) Linux
2 232 (9.69%) Windows
3 86 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 78 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 72 (3.01%) Ubuntu
5 72 (3.01%) Windows Server
6 51 (2.13%) CentOS
6 51 (2.13%) Unix
7 33 (1.38%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.63%) Debian
9 15 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.46%) Android
13 5 (0.21%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.21%) Solaris
13 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 542 (22.63%) DevOps
3 253 (10.56%) Migration
4 209 (8.73%) Scrum
5 198 (8.27%) Test Automation
6 188 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 167 (6.97%) Project Management
8 165 (6.89%) Open Source
9 155 (6.47%) Microservices
10 151 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
11 146 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
12 137 (5.72%) TDD
13 131 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
14 128 (5.34%) Configuration Management
15 121 (5.05%) Cybersecurity
16 115 (4.80%) ITIL
17 110 (4.59%) Project Delivery
18 106 (4.43%) Software Engineering
19 102 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 96 (4.01%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 445 (18.58%) Java
2 297 (12.40%) SQL
3 281 (11.73%) Python
4 187 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 111 (4.63%) Bash Shell
6 108 (4.51%) Java 8
7 82 (3.42%) PL/SQL
8 69 (2.88%) PowerShell
9 68 (2.84%) C#
10 64 (2.67%) Ruby
11 63 (2.63%) T-SQL
12 48 (2.00%) Groovy
13 45 (1.88%) Shell Script
14 43 (1.80%) C
14 43 (1.80%) Go
15 34 (1.42%) C++
16 27 (1.13%) Perl
17 22 (0.92%) TypeScript
18 19 (0.79%) PHP
19 11 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,888 (78.83%) SC Cleared
2 295 (12.32%) DV Cleared
3 89 (3.72%) CTC Cleared
4 76 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 50 (2.09%) BC Cleared
5 50 (2.09%) Degree
6 39 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (1.38%) CISSP
8 25 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (1.00%) AWS Certification
10 23 (0.96%) CCNA
10 23 (0.96%) CISM
10 23 (0.96%) DBS Check
11 21 (0.88%) CCNP
11 21 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (0.84%) MCSA
13 12 (0.50%) CEH
14 10 (0.42%) CCDA
14 10 (0.42%) CCIE
14 10 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.21%) PMO
2 50 (2.09%) QA
3 33 (1.38%) WCAG
4 31 (1.29%) NIST
5 30 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (1.21%) NCSC
7 22 (0.92%) SLA
8 15 (0.63%) GDPR
9 14 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.46%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
13 8 (0.33%) PCI DSS
14 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 6 (0.25%) COBIT
16 4 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
16 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 3 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
18 2 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
18 2 (0.084%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 292 (12.19%) Docker
2 67 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 47 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.29%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.25%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.21%) KVM
11 5 (0.21%) vSphere
12 4 (0.17%) GlusterFS
12 4 (0.17%) iptables
12 4 (0.17%) Postfix
13 3 (0.13%) Firmware
13 3 (0.13%) vCloud
13 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 259 (10.81%) Kubernetes
2 234 (9.77%) Terraform
3 219 (9.14%) Ansible
4 127 (5.30%) Puppet
5 67 (2.80%) Packer
6 66 (2.76%) Consul
7 53 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (1.17%) Kibana
9 26 (1.09%) logstash
10 18 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 18 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 16 (0.67%) SCCM
12 14 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
12 14 (0.58%) Prometheus
12 14 (0.58%) Sysdig
13 13 (0.54%) Istio
14 11 (0.46%) Nessus
14 11 (0.46%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.42%) AirWatch
16 8 (0.33%) Grafana
Vendors
1 246 (10.27%) Microsoft
2 212 (8.85%) Oracle
3 89 (3.72%) Red Hat
4 78 (3.26%) VMware
5 54 (2.25%) Cisco
6 45 (1.88%) SAP
7 44 (1.84%) Axway
8 40 (1.67%) Sybase
9 38 (1.59%) MuleSoft
10 32 (1.34%) F5
10 32 (1.34%) Google
11 29 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 29 (1.21%) Greenplum
12 27 (1.13%) Splunk
13 26 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (1.04%) Tableau
15 23 (0.96%) HP
15 23 (0.96%) IBM
16 21 (0.88%) Juniper
17 19 (0.79%) ServiceNow