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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 30 18 14
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4 +23
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 2,660 2,050 1,984
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.95% 8.44% 9.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.72% 48.71% 51.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,938 1,476 1,351
10th Percentile £399 £363 £350
25th Percentile £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £706 £650 £650
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 7 25
10th Percentile £39.47 £20.75 £17.00
25th Percentile £39.75 £33.65 £20.35
Median hourly rate £44.50 £49.66 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.38% +41.87% -6.67%
75th Percentile £49.25 £60.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £55.79 - £47.83
England median hourly rate £50.81 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +27.03% +23.08% -10.41%

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 5,948 4,209 3,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.54% 17.34% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,147 2,870 2,639
10th Percentile £375 £329 £305
25th Percentile £463 £425 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £700 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 67 54
10th Percentile £23.17 £20.40 £18.95
25th Percentile £25.68 £26.65 £22.61
Median hourly rate £44.13 £36.50 £34.34
Median % change year-on-year +20.89% +6.30% +16.40%
75th Percentile £49.25 £49.80 £47.83
90th Percentile £63.55 £59.85 £52.78
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.67% +36.36% -8.03%

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

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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 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in London

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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

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Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +9 327 £550 +10.00% 66
South London -1 124 £550 +4.76% 20
West London -21 8 £510 - 14
North London -2 4 £459 +31.14%
East London -11 4 £775 +43.85% 4
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 2,254 (84.74%) SC Cleared
2 913 (34.32%) Agile
3 654 (24.59%) Public Sector
4 592 (22.26%) DevOps
5 499 (18.76%) AWS
6 414 (15.56%) Azure
7 361 (13.57%) Social Skills
8 360 (13.53%) Java
9 339 (12.74%) Terraform
10 322 (12.11%) Kubernetes
11 321 (12.07%) CI/CD
12 309 (11.62%) Linux
13 308 (11.58%) Microsoft
14 305 (11.47%) DV Cleared
15 297 (11.17%) Docker
16 288 (10.83%) Python
17 271 (10.19%) SQL
17 271 (10.19%) JIRA
18 255 (9.59%) Scrum
19 236 (8.87%) Finance
20 232 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
21 228 (8.57%) Git (software)
22 226 (8.50%) Jenkins
23 225 (8.46%) Microservices
24 224 (8.42%) Windows
25 202 (7.59%) Test Automation
26 197 (7.41%) Ansible
27 187 (7.03%) Project Management
28 179 (6.73%) ITIL
29 178 (6.69%) Cybersecurity

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
1 134 (5.04%) Confluence
2 52 (1.95%) Apache Spark
3 37 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.09%) Apache
5 21 (0.79%) SAS
6 18 (0.68%) IIS
7 17 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.60%) nginx
9 13 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.34%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.23%) Camunda
12 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
13 5 (0.19%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.19%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.15%) JBoss
14 4 (0.15%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.15%) Traefik
14 4 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 70 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
2 50 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.15%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.15%) Revit
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.11%) InVision
8 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.075%) InDesign
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.038%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.038%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.038%) SPSS
10 1 (0.038%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.23%) Oracle Utilities
2 6 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.15%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.075%) assyst
5 2 (0.075%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.075%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.075%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.075%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.038%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 499 (18.76%) AWS
2 414 (15.56%) Azure
3 98 (3.68%) Amazon S3
4 93 (3.50%) Microsoft 365
4 93 (3.50%) Serverless
5 76 (2.86%) GitHub
6 70 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
7 64 (2.41%) GCP
8 60 (2.26%) OpenShift
9 58 (2.18%) PaaS
10 56 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
11 44 (1.65%) Power Platform
12 37 (1.39%) SaaS
13 34 (1.28%) IaaS
14 32 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 32 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
15 26 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
16 24 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
17 22 (0.83%) Amazon EKS
17 22 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.20%) Firewall
2 52 (1.95%) WAN
3 40 (1.50%) LAN
4 37 (1.39%) DNS
5 36 (1.35%) VPN
6 34 (1.28%) Network Security
7 26 (0.98%) SD-WAN
8 23 (0.86%) Internet
9 20 (0.75%) TCP/IP
10 16 (0.60%) DHCP
10 16 (0.60%) MPLS
11 14 (0.53%) BGP
12 13 (0.49%) OSPF
13 12 (0.45%) SAN
13 12 (0.45%) VLAN
14 11 (0.41%) SSL
15 10 (0.38%) Ethernet
15 10 (0.38%) IPv4
15 10 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
16 9 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
3 80 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
4 73 (2.74%) Big Data
5 53 (1.99%) Pentaho
6 49 (1.84%) Amazon Athena
7 48 (1.80%) Metadata
8 47 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
9 46 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
9 46 (1.73%) Data Lake
10 40 (1.50%) Relational Database
11 39 (1.47%) Oracle Database
12 34 (1.28%) MySQL
12 34 (1.28%) Power BI
13 30 (1.13%) MongoDB
13 30 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (1.02%) NoSQL
14 27 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 22 (0.83%) Hadoop
16 21 (0.79%) GIS
Development Applications
1 271 (10.19%) JIRA
2 228 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 226 (8.50%) Jenkins
4 116 (4.36%) GitLab
5 49 (1.84%) Selenium
6 48 (1.80%) Cucumber
7 44 (1.65%) Maven
8 36 (1.35%) Bitbucket
9 30 (1.13%) JUnit
10 28 (1.05%) REST Assured
11 27 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 26 (0.98%) WebDriver
13 25 (0.94%) Mockito
14 23 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (0.79%) JMeter
16 19 (0.71%) Artifactory
17 17 (0.64%) Postman
17 17 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
18 15 (0.56%) CircleCI
18 15 (0.56%) Gradle
General
1 654 (24.59%) Public Sector
2 361 (13.57%) Social Skills
3 236 (8.87%) Finance
4 143 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (2.18%) Presentation Skills
6 52 (1.95%) Influencing Skills
7 50 (1.88%) Law
8 33 (1.24%) Local Government
9 31 (1.17%) Aviation
9 31 (1.17%) Police
9 31 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 25 (0.94%) Legal
11 24 (0.90%) Organisational Skills
12 19 (0.71%) Marketing
13 16 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
15 14 (0.53%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.49%) Banking
17 11 (0.41%) Billing
17 11 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 413 (15.53%) Developer
2 303 (11.39%) Architect
3 293 (11.02%) Analyst
4 249 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 153 (5.75%) Business Analyst
6 120 (4.51%) Java Developer
7 111 (4.17%) Data Engineer
8 103 (3.87%) Project Manager
9 94 (3.53%) AWS Engineer
10 88 (3.31%) Consultant
11 76 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
12 67 (2.52%) AWS DevOps
13 66 (2.48%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
14 60 (2.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 59 (2.22%) Designer
16 54 (2.03%) Senior Manager
17 53 (1.99%) Technical Architect
18 52 (1.95%) Full Stack Developer
19 51 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 49 (1.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (4.89%) React
2 125 (4.70%) Spring
3 110 (4.14%) Kafka
4 85 (3.20%) Spring Boot
5 83 (3.12%) Node.js
6 82 (3.08%) HTML
7 79 (2.97%) RESTful
8 78 (2.93%) CSS
9 60 (2.26%) REST
10 58 (2.18%) .NET
11 52 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 50 (1.88%) JSON
13 44 (1.65%) XML
14 32 (1.20%) Web Services
15 30 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
16 28 (1.05%) JPA
17 26 (0.98%) Apache NiFi
17 26 (0.98%) WireMock
18 24 (0.90%) Hibernate
19 22 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 97 (3.65%) Data Centre
2 77 (2.89%) Management Information System
3 55 (2.07%) User Experience
4 53 (1.99%) Clustering
5 46 (1.73%) Public Cloud
6 34 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (1.13%) Kinect
8 28 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (0.86%) PKI
10 22 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 18 (0.68%) CMDB
13 16 (0.60%) Cloud Native
13 16 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.56%) NHS
15 12 (0.45%) Legacy Systems
15 12 (0.45%) Replication
16 11 (0.41%) Cybercrime
16 11 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
17 10 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 309 (11.62%) Linux
2 224 (8.42%) Windows
3 95 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 68 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (2.07%) Unix
6 44 (1.65%) Windows 10
7 25 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (0.60%) VMS
11 13 (0.49%) CentOS
11 13 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
12 11 (0.41%) Android
12 11 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.26%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.23%) Solaris
16 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 913 (34.32%) Agile
2 592 (22.26%) DevOps
3 321 (12.07%) CI/CD
4 255 (9.59%) Scrum
5 232 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 225 (8.46%) Microservices
7 202 (7.59%) Test Automation
8 187 (7.03%) Project Management
9 179 (6.73%) ITIL
10 178 (6.69%) Cybersecurity
11 177 (6.65%) Migration
12 145 (5.45%) Service Management
13 136 (5.11%) Project Delivery
14 134 (5.04%) Software Engineering
15 124 (4.66%) Change Management
16 123 (4.62%) TDD
17 119 (4.47%) Configuration Management
17 119 (4.47%) Infrastructure as Code
18 117 (4.40%) Analytics
19 113 (4.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 360 (13.53%) Java
2 288 (10.83%) Python
3 271 (10.19%) SQL
4 165 (6.20%) JavaScript
5 124 (4.66%) PowerShell
6 82 (3.08%) Bash
7 78 (2.93%) C
8 76 (2.86%) C#
9 41 (1.54%) Go
9 41 (1.54%) TypeScript
10 37 (1.39%) Scala
11 35 (1.32%) C++
12 32 (1.20%) Ruby
12 32 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 27 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 25 (0.94%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.56%) Groovy
16 12 (0.45%) Rust
17 10 (0.38%) Perl
18 9 (0.34%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2,254 (84.74%) SC Cleared
2 305 (11.47%) DV Cleared
3 117 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 59 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
5 46 (1.73%) PMI Certification
6 42 (1.58%) PMP
7 40 (1.50%) CISSP
8 39 (1.47%) Degree
9 38 (1.43%) APMP
10 27 (1.02%) ISTQB
11 25 (0.94%) AWS Certification
11 25 (0.94%) CISM
12 24 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (0.83%) ISEB
14 20 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.60%) CCNP
15 16 (0.60%) CRISC
16 14 (0.53%) CISA
16 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (0.49%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.95%) PMO
2 90 (3.38%) QA
3 57 (2.14%) SLA
4 38 (1.43%) Accessibility
5 35 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (1.05%) NCSC
7 20 (0.75%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.64%) NIST
9 12 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
9 12 (0.45%) WCAG
10 11 (0.41%) GDPR
10 11 (0.41%) GRC
11 10 (0.38%) COBIT
11 10 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (0.26%) JSP 440
14 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
15 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
16 3 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 297 (11.17%) Docker
2 131 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 72 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.60%) vSphere
7 15 (0.56%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.26%) Firmware
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.15%) HDFS
11 4 (0.15%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.075%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.075%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.075%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.075%) NFS
Systems Management
1 339 (12.74%) Terraform
2 322 (12.11%) Kubernetes
3 197 (7.41%) Ansible
4 59 (2.22%) Puppet
5 37 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 31 (1.17%) Packer
7 28 (1.05%) SCCM
8 25 (0.94%) Grafana
9 24 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (0.64%) Consul
11 17 (0.64%) Kibana
12 16 (0.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 15 (0.56%) SCOM
13 15 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
13 15 (0.56%) vRealize
14 13 (0.49%) Prometheus
15 12 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
15 12 (0.45%) ZABBIX
16 10 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 308 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 166 (6.24%) Oracle
3 128 (4.81%) VMware
4 96 (3.61%) Splunk
5 90 (3.38%) Cisco
6 77 (2.89%) Red Hat
7 51 (1.92%) Talend
8 44 (1.65%) ServiceNow
9 39 (1.47%) Informatica
10 38 (1.43%) IBM
11 37 (1.39%) Google
12 30 (1.13%) CheckPoint
12 30 (1.13%) SAP
13 27 (1.02%) Databricks
14 23 (0.86%) Remedy
15 22 (0.83%) Atlassian
16 21 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
17 20 (0.75%) Cloudera
17 20 (0.75%) Juniper
18 19 (0.71%) Dynatrace