Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 16 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16 -7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,841 2,416 2,821
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 10.56% 8.04% 6.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.05% 44.49% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,582 1,722 1,860
Median daily rate £500 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £360 £340 £313
90th Percentile £648 £679 £675
England median daily rate £495 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +1.02% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 43
Median hourly rate £56.00 £42.50 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.76% +76.42% +28.82%
10th Percentile £41.00 £16.34 £12.80
90th Percentile £78.30 £50.00 £47.09
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £34.45
% change year-on-year +12.50% +16.11% +64.05%

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 3,344 5,430 7,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.19% 18.07% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,335 3,849 4,729
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £672 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 87 131
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.92% +65.72% +18.69%
10th Percentile £17.09 £18.31 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.70 £47.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.02
% change year-on-year +23.08% +24.90% +21.02%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in London.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in London.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 +16 200 £495 -1.00% 72
South London 0 137 £500 -2.44% 28
West London +13 30 £510 +2.00% 14
East London +27 19 £575 -4.17% 9
North London +11 7 £575 +27.78%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 1,475 (80.12%) SC Cleared
2 598 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
3 385 (20.91%) DevOps
4 365 (19.83%) Public Sector
5 351 (19.07%) AWS
6 296 (16.08%) DV Cleared
7 289 (15.70%) Azure
8 276 (14.99%) Java
9 219 (11.90%) Docker
10 195 (10.59%) Python
11 183 (9.94%) Linux
11 183 (9.94%) SQL
12 182 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 181 (9.83%) Kubernetes
14 178 (9.67%) Jenkins
15 174 (9.45%) Microsoft
16 168 (9.13%) Windows
17 166 (9.02%) Terraform
18 153 (8.31%) Microservices
19 146 (7.93%) Test Automation
20 141 (7.66%) Git (software)
21 137 (7.44%) Oracle
21 137 (7.44%) Finance
22 131 (7.12%) JavaScript
23 129 (7.01%) Cybersecurity
24 122 (6.63%) Migration
25 118 (6.41%) Ansible
26 113 (6.14%) ITIL
27 111 (6.03%) Project Management
28 107 (5.81%) Project Delivery

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 60 (3.26%) Confluence
2 41 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 31 (1.68%) Red Hat Fuse
5 30 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 29 (1.58%) JBoss
7 17 (0.92%) Apache
7 17 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.71%) IIS
11 11 (0.60%) ArcGIS
11 11 (0.60%) MQSeries
12 10 (0.54%) Apache ServiceMix
12 10 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.54%) Camunda
12 10 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.49%) CMS
13 9 (0.49%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.16%) Sketch
8 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.054%) Figma
8 1 (0.054%) SPSS
8 1 (0.054%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.76%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 10 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.38%) HFM
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.054%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.054%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.054%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.054%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 351 (19.07%) AWS
2 289 (15.70%) Azure
3 60 (3.26%) Amazon S3
4 55 (2.99%) Power Platform
4 55 (2.99%) Serverless
5 50 (2.72%) PaaS
6 47 (2.55%) Office 365
7 40 (2.17%) IaaS
8 35 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
9 31 (1.68%) SaaS
10 30 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 29 (1.58%) GCP
12 28 (1.52%) GitHub
13 25 (1.36%) OpenShift
13 25 (1.36%) PowerApps
14 24 (1.30%) Logic Apps
15 22 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 22 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 20 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.86%) Firewall
2 40 (2.17%) DNS
3 36 (1.96%) VPN
4 32 (1.74%) WAN
5 30 (1.63%) HTTP
5 30 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 28 (1.52%) Network Security
7 23 (1.25%) LAN
8 22 (1.20%) DHCP
9 13 (0.71%) FTP
10 12 (0.65%) SAN
11 11 (0.60%) Internet
11 11 (0.60%) IPv4
12 10 (0.54%) Skype
13 9 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 9 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (0.43%) SMTP
14 8 (0.43%) Wireshark
15 7 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.07%) Big Data
3 51 (2.77%) Hadoop
4 49 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (2.06%) Power BI
6 33 (1.79%) Apache Hive
6 33 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 31 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (1.30%) Tableau
9 23 (1.25%) MySQL
10 20 (1.09%) Impala
10 20 (1.09%) MongoDB
11 18 (0.98%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.92%) Relational Database
13 16 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
14 12 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 11 (0.60%) Tableau Server
16 10 (0.54%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 178 (9.67%) Jenkins
2 141 (7.66%) Git (software)
3 91 (4.94%) JIRA
4 53 (2.88%) GitLab
5 46 (2.50%) Maven
6 40 (2.17%) Selenium
7 37 (2.01%) Cucumber
8 34 (1.85%) JUnit
9 31 (1.68%) JMeter
10 28 (1.52%) SonarQube
11 20 (1.09%) LoadRunner
12 19 (1.03%) NeoLoad
13 17 (0.92%) webpack
14 15 (0.81%) Gradle
14 15 (0.81%) Hudson
15 14 (0.76%) Grunt
15 14 (0.76%) gulp
15 14 (0.76%) Mockito
15 14 (0.76%) REST Assured
16 13 (0.71%) Bitbucket
General
1 365 (19.83%) Public Sector
2 137 (7.44%) Finance
3 69 (3.75%) Law
4 49 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.47%) Police
6 22 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.03%) Banking
7 19 (1.03%) Marketing
8 16 (0.87%) Electronics
9 11 (0.60%) Legal
10 8 (0.43%) Local Government
11 7 (0.38%) Retail
12 5 (0.27%) Military
13 4 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.16%) Billing
14 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.11%) Back Office
15 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 310 (16.84%) Developer
2 252 (13.69%) Architect
3 171 (9.29%) Analyst
4 138 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 109 (5.92%) Consultant
6 97 (5.27%) Java Developer
7 88 (4.78%) Business Analyst
8 87 (4.73%) AWS DevOps
9 74 (4.02%) AWS Engineer
10 64 (3.48%) Project Manager
11 55 (2.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 54 (2.93%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 53 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
14 52 (2.82%) Data Engineer
15 46 (2.50%) Azure Engineer
16 44 (2.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 41 (2.23%) Software Engineer
18 40 (2.17%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
19 34 (1.85%) AWS Developer
20 33 (1.79%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (5.59%) Node.js
2 89 (4.83%) HTML
3 88 (4.78%) Spring
4 78 (4.24%) REST
4 78 (4.24%) Spring Boot
5 75 (4.07%) CSS
6 67 (3.64%) JSON
7 56 (3.04%) Web Services
8 50 (2.72%) XML
9 48 (2.61%) React
10 47 (2.55%) Kafka
11 45 (2.44%) RESTful
12 42 (2.28%) AngularJS
12 42 (2.28%) Oracle Fusion
13 39 (2.12%) HTML5
14 35 (1.90%) Middleware
15 30 (1.63%) CSS3
15 30 (1.63%) SOAP
16 29 (1.58%) Apache Camel
17 27 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 101 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (3.80%) User Experience
3 58 (3.15%) Data Centre
4 48 (2.61%) Public Cloud
5 46 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (1.20%) Cloud Native
8 16 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (0.81%) CESG
9 15 (0.81%) Clustering
9 15 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (0.65%) Cybercrime
10 12 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.54%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (0.54%) PKI
11 10 (0.54%) Replication
12 8 (0.43%) Cyber Defence
13 7 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 183 (9.94%) Linux
2 168 (9.13%) Windows
3 57 (3.10%) Windows 10
4 48 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.68%) Unix
6 21 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.76%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (0.65%) CentOS
11 12 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.49%) AIX
14 8 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.38%) Solaris
16 6 (0.33%) Debian
17 4 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (20.91%) DevOps
3 182 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 153 (8.31%) Microservices
5 146 (7.93%) Test Automation
6 129 (7.01%) Cybersecurity
7 122 (6.63%) Migration
8 113 (6.14%) ITIL
9 111 (6.03%) Project Management
10 107 (5.81%) Project Delivery
11 96 (5.21%) TDD
12 95 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
13 89 (4.83%) Data Modelling
14 87 (4.73%) Scrum
15 86 (4.67%) Decision-Making
16 85 (4.62%) Service Management
17 73 (3.97%) Waterfall
18 71 (3.86%) Problem-Solving
18 71 (3.86%) Software Engineering
19 70 (3.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 276 (14.99%) Java
2 195 (10.59%) Python
3 183 (9.94%) SQL
4 131 (7.12%) JavaScript
5 91 (4.94%) PowerShell
6 58 (3.15%) Bash Shell
7 57 (3.10%) C
8 39 (2.12%) C#
9 35 (1.90%) Java 8
10 32 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 29 (1.58%) Perl
12 26 (1.41%) Ruby
13 25 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 24 (1.30%) R
15 23 (1.25%) TypeScript
16 22 (1.20%) Scala
17 20 (1.09%) Go
18 18 (0.98%) C++
19 15 (0.81%) ES6
20 14 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,475 (80.12%) SC Cleared
2 296 (16.08%) DV Cleared
3 67 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 42 (2.28%) CISSP
5 32 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (1.63%) CTC Cleared
7 24 (1.30%) Degree
8 21 (1.14%) AWS Certification
8 21 (1.14%) CISM
8 21 (1.14%) DBS Check
9 18 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
9 18 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (0.87%) CCNP
11 12 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (0.60%) CCNA
12 11 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 10 (0.54%) CCIE
13 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.02%) QA
2 37 (2.01%) NCSC
3 31 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 22 (1.20%) PMO
6 16 (0.87%) NIST
7 15 (0.81%) SLA
8 14 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 14 (0.76%) WCAG
9 13 (0.71%) GDPR
9 13 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (0.33%) COBIT
10 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.33%) RMADS
11 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.27%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 219 (11.90%) Docker
2 75 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (1.30%) HDFS
6 19 (1.03%) VMware NSX
7 11 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (0.60%) vSphere
8 6 (0.33%) GPFS
8 6 (0.33%) PowerHA
8 6 (0.33%) vCloud
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.11%) Postfix
12 1 (0.054%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.054%) XenApp
12 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 181 (9.83%) Kubernetes
2 166 (9.02%) Terraform
3 118 (6.41%) Ansible
4 46 (2.50%) Puppet
5 25 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.87%) SCCM
7 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (0.71%) Grafana
8 13 (0.71%) Packer
9 12 (0.65%) Consul
9 12 (0.65%) Kibana
10 11 (0.60%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.49%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.38%) Rundeck
12 7 (0.38%) SCOM
13 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 5 (0.27%) EnCase
14 5 (0.27%) Nessus
14 5 (0.27%) RSA Archer
14 5 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 174 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 137 (7.44%) Oracle
3 62 (3.37%) VMware
4 40 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 39 (2.12%) Splunk
6 38 (2.06%) ServiceNow
7 36 (1.96%) Cisco
8 35 (1.90%) SAP
9 28 (1.52%) Cloudera
10 25 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 25 (1.36%) Palo Alto
11 24 (1.30%) MuleSoft
12 22 (1.20%) Informatica
13 21 (1.14%) TIBCO
14 20 (1.09%) Google
15 19 (1.03%) Axway
15 19 (1.03%) Dell
16 17 (0.92%) F5
17 16 (0.87%) SolarWinds
18 15 (0.81%) webMethods