Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 12 31
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 2,133 2,248 2,713
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.62% 9.53% 6.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.52% 49.70% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,536 1,541 1,751
10th Percentile £363 £350 £340
25th Percentile £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year -3.81% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £588 £600 £600
90th Percentile £650 £660 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 33
10th Percentile £43.25 £15.99 £18.70
25th Percentile £46.35 £19.02 £30.00
Median hourly rate £56.00 £29.03 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year +92.94% -26.52% +111.23%
75th Percentile £60.00 £46.86 £47.09
90th Percentile £78.25 £47.83 £47.25
England median hourly rate £42.87 £31.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +36.10% -8.03% +83.16%

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 4,061 4,523 6,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.31% 19.18% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,792 3,103 4,617
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
England median daily rate £488 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 118
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.70 £12.85
25th Percentile £26.65 £21.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate £36.50 £38.25 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.58% +31.90% +45.00%
75th Percentile £51.56 £48.66 £46.91
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.23 £53.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +50.94% -3.64% +23.55%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +9 207 £500 -4.76% 61
South London 0 108 £525 - 7
West London +3 27 £510 +2.00% 26
East London +23 11 £538 -2.27% 10
North London +4 4 £350 -26.32% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,749 (82.00%) SC Cleared
2 710 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (20.68%) DevOps
4 405 (18.99%) AWS
5 397 (18.61%) Public Sector
6 383 (17.96%) Azure
7 323 (15.14%) Java
8 277 (12.99%) DV Cleared
9 273 (12.80%) Docker
10 237 (11.11%) Kubernetes
11 235 (11.02%) Terraform
12 220 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 218 (10.22%) Microsoft
14 207 (9.70%) Python
15 204 (9.56%) SQL
16 201 (9.42%) Linux
17 181 (8.49%) Windows
18 175 (8.20%) Finance
18 175 (8.20%) Microservices
19 148 (6.94%) Migration
19 148 (6.94%) Jenkins
20 147 (6.89%) Ansible
21 140 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
22 137 (6.42%) JavaScript
22 137 (6.42%) Oracle
23 136 (6.38%) Project Management
24 134 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
25 130 (6.09%) Test Automation
26 128 (6.00%) Scrum
27 125 (5.86%) PowerShell

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 78 (3.66%) Confluence
2 60 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 27 (1.27%) Apache
6 20 (0.94%) IIS
7 14 (0.66%) Red Hat Fuse
8 13 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.56%) CMS
9 12 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.52%) Camunda
10 11 (0.52%) JBoss
11 10 (0.47%) nginx
11 10 (0.47%) Skype for Business
12 9 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.42%) SAS
12 9 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.38%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.28%) Jetty
Applications
1 39 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.094%) Sketch
11 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.047%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.047%) Figma
11 1 (0.047%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.047%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 10 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.42%) HFM
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.094%) Primavera
9 2 (0.094%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.047%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.047%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 405 (18.99%) AWS
2 383 (17.96%) Azure
3 80 (3.75%) Serverless
4 77 (3.61%) Power Platform
5 71 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
6 65 (3.05%) PaaS
7 49 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
8 46 (2.16%) Amazon S3
9 39 (1.83%) PowerApps
10 37 (1.73%) GitHub
10 37 (1.73%) IaaS
10 37 (1.73%) OpenShift
11 35 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
12 33 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
13 32 (1.50%) Azure Logic Apps
13 32 (1.50%) GCP
13 32 (1.50%) SaaS
14 28 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
16 23 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.16%) Firewall
2 33 (1.55%) DNS
2 33 (1.55%) WAN
3 25 (1.17%) Network Security
4 24 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 22 (1.03%) DHCP
6 20 (0.94%) HTTP
6 20 (0.94%) LAN
7 17 (0.80%) FTP
7 17 (0.80%) VPN
8 15 (0.70%) Internet
9 12 (0.56%) OSPF
9 12 (0.56%) Skype
10 11 (0.52%) BGP
10 11 (0.52%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.52%) VLAN
11 10 (0.47%) Wireless
12 9 (0.42%) IPv4
12 9 (0.42%) VoIP
13 8 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (4.41%) Big Data
2 93 (4.36%) SQL Server
3 81 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 44 (2.06%) Power BI
6 42 (1.97%) Tableau
7 39 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (1.36%) MongoDB
9 27 (1.27%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.22%) NoSQL
11 25 (1.17%) Apache Hive
11 25 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (1.03%) Relational Database
13 20 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (0.80%) Impala
15 16 (0.75%) MySQL
16 14 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
16 14 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 14 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
17 13 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 148 (6.94%) Jenkins
2 112 (5.25%) Git (software)
3 99 (4.64%) JIRA
4 59 (2.77%) GitLab
5 52 (2.44%) Selenium
6 42 (1.97%) Maven
7 37 (1.73%) Cucumber
8 36 (1.69%) JUnit
9 25 (1.17%) JMeter
9 25 (1.17%) SonarQube
10 21 (0.98%) Hudson
11 20 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 18 (0.84%) Cypress.io
12 18 (0.84%) Gradle
12 18 (0.84%) Mockito
13 17 (0.80%) Ant
14 16 (0.75%) Visual Studio
15 15 (0.70%) LoadRunner
16 14 (0.66%) SoapUI
16 14 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 397 (18.61%) Public Sector
2 175 (8.20%) Finance
3 73 (3.42%) Law
4 58 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.08%) Police
6 18 (0.84%) Marketing
7 15 (0.70%) Banking
8 10 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.42%) Legal
10 8 (0.38%) Electronics
10 8 (0.38%) Local Government
11 6 (0.28%) Billing
11 6 (0.28%) Publishing
12 5 (0.23%) Back Office
13 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.14%) Brand Awareness
14 3 (0.14%) Military
14 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.14%) Retail
15 2 (0.094%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 328 (15.38%) Developer
2 301 (14.11%) Architect
3 175 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 173 (8.11%) Analyst
5 128 (6.00%) Consultant
6 112 (5.25%) Java Developer
7 94 (4.41%) AWS DevOps
8 88 (4.13%) Business Analyst
9 86 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
10 80 (3.75%) Project Manager
11 73 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
12 69 (3.23%) Designer
13 66 (3.09%) Software Engineer
14 64 (3.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 63 (2.95%) Data Engineer
15 63 (2.95%) SC Cleared Java Developer
16 56 (2.63%) Azure Engineer
17 43 (2.02%) Technical Architect
18 42 (1.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 42 (1.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (4.08%) HTML
2 83 (3.89%) Node.js
3 80 (3.75%) Spring
4 75 (3.52%) Kafka
5 73 (3.42%) Web Services
6 72 (3.38%) CSS
7 69 (3.23%) REST
8 66 (3.09%) React
9 65 (3.05%) JSON
10 61 (2.86%) Spring Boot
11 60 (2.81%) .NET
12 47 (2.20%) RESTful
13 46 (2.16%) AngularJS
14 35 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
15 30 (1.41%) XML
16 28 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
16 28 (1.31%) HTML5
17 26 (1.22%) GraphQL
18 24 (1.13%) jQuery
19 22 (1.03%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 140 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.22%) Data Centre
3 84 (3.94%) User Experience
4 49 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 36 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 32 (1.50%) Organisational Skills
7 29 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (0.94%) CESG
8 20 (0.94%) Cloud Native
9 18 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.70%) Clustering
10 15 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (0.66%) CMDB
11 14 (0.66%) Cybercrime
11 14 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 14 (0.66%) Virtual Team
12 13 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
13 12 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 201 (9.42%) Linux
2 181 (8.49%) Windows
3 64 (3.00%) Windows Server
4 43 (2.02%) Windows 10
5 34 (1.59%) Unix
6 24 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (0.56%) AIX
12 11 (0.52%) CentOS
12 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
13 9 (0.42%) Solaris
14 8 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.33%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.14%) HPUX
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.094%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 710 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (20.68%) DevOps
3 220 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 175 (8.20%) Microservices
5 148 (6.94%) Migration
6 136 (6.38%) Project Management
7 134 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
8 130 (6.09%) Test Automation
9 128 (6.00%) Scrum
10 114 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
11 113 (5.30%) ITIL
12 110 (5.16%) Project Delivery
13 109 (5.11%) Software Engineering
14 98 (4.59%) Data Modelling
15 96 (4.50%) Decision-Making
15 96 (4.50%) TDD
16 95 (4.45%) Analytics
17 93 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
17 93 (4.36%) Problem-Solving
18 90 (4.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 323 (15.14%) Java
2 207 (9.70%) Python
3 204 (9.56%) SQL
4 137 (6.42%) JavaScript
5 125 (5.86%) PowerShell
6 66 (3.09%) Bash Shell
7 63 (2.95%) C#
8 62 (2.91%) C
9 58 (2.72%) Java 8
10 38 (1.78%) TypeScript
11 29 (1.36%) R
12 22 (1.03%) Go
12 22 (1.03%) Scala
13 20 (0.94%) VB
14 19 (0.89%) Ruby
15 17 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.75%) ES6
17 15 (0.70%) C++
18 14 (0.66%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,749 (82.00%) SC Cleared
2 277 (12.99%) DV Cleared
3 55 (2.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 37 (1.73%) Degree
5 35 (1.64%) CISSP
6 24 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
8 21 (0.98%) AWS Certification
8 21 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
9 19 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.84%) CISM
11 13 (0.61%) CLAS
12 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.47%) CCNP
14 10 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 9 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (0.42%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.42%) PMP
16 8 (0.38%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.75%) QA
2 29 (1.36%) WCAG
3 25 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.17%) PMO
4 24 (1.13%) NCSC
5 22 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 21 (0.98%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.66%) GDPR
7 14 (0.66%) NIST
8 10 (0.47%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.47%) SLA
9 9 (0.42%) COBIT
10 8 (0.38%) RMADS
11 7 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.14%) GRC
13 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.094%) P3O
System Software
1 273 (12.80%) Docker
2 93 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 52 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.94%) HDFS
5 18 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.70%) VMware NSX
7 14 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (0.61%) vSphere
9 12 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.28%) GPFS
10 6 (0.28%) PowerHA
11 5 (0.23%) Xen
12 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 2 (0.094%) vCloud
15 1 (0.047%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.047%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.047%) KVM
15 1 (0.047%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 237 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 235 (11.02%) Terraform
3 147 (6.89%) Ansible
4 37 (1.73%) Puppet
5 24 (1.13%) Grafana
5 24 (1.13%) Packer
6 19 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (0.80%) Prometheus
8 13 (0.61%) Kibana
9 10 (0.47%) SCCM
10 9 (0.42%) vRealize
11 8 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.33%) Consul
12 7 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.33%) Nessus
12 7 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.28%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.23%) SCOM
15 4 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 218 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 137 (6.42%) Oracle
3 69 (3.23%) VMware
4 46 (2.16%) Cisco
5 33 (1.55%) Cloudera
5 33 (1.55%) ServiceNow
6 32 (1.50%) Splunk
7 30 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.22%) SAP
9 23 (1.08%) Google
10 19 (0.89%) IBM
11 18 (0.84%) Informatica
12 16 (0.75%) Hortonworks
13 15 (0.70%) Adobe
13 15 (0.70%) CheckPoint
13 15 (0.70%) Dell
13 15 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.66%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.61%) HP
16 12 (0.56%) Databricks