Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 25 29
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 2,712 3,203 2,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.42% 6.93% 6.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.19% 39.92% 36.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,649 2,032 1,648
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +3.26%
10th Percentile £340 £308 £330
90th Percentile £688 £675 £630
England median daily rate £475 £452 £448
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.95% +7.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 91 56
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -54.39% +129.98%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £47.60 £47.83 £49.60
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +72.84% -47.40% -3.75%

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 6,920 8,023 6,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.38% 17.37% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,420 5,151 4,621
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £296
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 229 119
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -28.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £14.85 £14.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £66.40 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £32.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +36.17% -21.67% +11.42%

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 21 April 2019.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 -1 479 £522 -2.88% 38
Central London +12 390 £500 +0.50% 27
East London -21 57 £620 +12.73% 5
West London -55 20 £500 -9.09% 13
North London -6 19 £381 -17.57%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 2,083 (76.81%) SC Cleared
2 965 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
3 591 (21.79%) Amazon AWS
4 526 (19.40%) DevOps
5 478 (17.63%) Linux
6 420 (15.49%) Java
7 326 (12.02%) Git (software)
8 322 (11.87%) Jenkins
9 319 (11.76%) Migration
10 307 (11.32%) Finance
11 297 (10.95%) Kubernetes
12 283 (10.44%) Ansible
12 283 (10.44%) Docker
13 277 (10.21%) Python
14 267 (9.85%) DV Cleared
15 255 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 247 (9.11%) Oracle
17 244 (9.00%) Windows
18 242 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
19 230 (8.48%) ITIL
20 225 (8.30%) Scrum
21 215 (7.93%) Puppet
22 205 (7.56%) Terraform
22 205 (7.56%) SQL
23 203 (7.49%) Microsoft
24 196 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
25 188 (6.93%) JIRA
26 186 (6.86%) Test Automation
27 183 (6.75%) Project Management
28 181 (6.67%) JavaScript

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
1 118 (4.35%) Confluence
2 77 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 64 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
4 58 (2.14%) Apache
5 57 (2.10%) nginx
6 33 (1.22%) JBoss
6 33 (1.22%) WebLogic
7 27 (1.00%) MS Exchange
7 27 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 23 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
9 22 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.66%) CMS
11 17 (0.63%) Skype for Business
12 15 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (0.48%) SAS
14 12 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.37%) IIS
17 9 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 88 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) UXPin
9 2 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.037%) Flinto
10 1 (0.037%) InDesign
10 1 (0.037%) SPSS
10 1 (0.037%) Weka
Business Applications
1 20 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 14 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 9 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.18%) Actimize
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.11%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.074%) Primavera
10 1 (0.037%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.037%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.037%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.037%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.037%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 591 (21.79%) Amazon AWS
2 242 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (4.13%) GitHub
4 96 (3.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 90 (3.32%) Office 365
6 85 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
6 85 (3.13%) Amazon S3
7 83 (3.06%) PaaS
8 81 (2.99%) Datadog
9 74 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 67 (2.47%) IaaS
11 66 (2.43%) Amazon ELB
12 44 (1.62%) SaaS
13 37 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
14 36 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
15 33 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (0.92%) Amazon Glacier
17 23 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
17 23 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
17 23 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 117 (4.31%) VPN
2 112 (4.13%) Firewall
3 70 (2.58%) WAN
4 62 (2.29%) DNS
4 62 (2.29%) Network Security
5 44 (1.62%) TCP/IP
6 41 (1.51%) LAN
7 37 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 33 (1.22%) Wireless
9 32 (1.18%) Internet
10 28 (1.03%) IPsec
11 27 (1.00%) Skype
12 26 (0.96%) VoIP
13 25 (0.92%) DHCP
13 25 (0.92%) SSL
14 24 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (0.85%) FTP
16 21 (0.77%) MPLS
17 20 (0.74%) DMZ
17 20 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
2 152 (5.60%) Big Data
3 122 (4.50%) SQL Server
4 87 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 78 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
6 59 (2.18%) Oracle Database
7 57 (2.10%) MongoDB
8 56 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
9 54 (1.99%) Relational Database
10 48 (1.77%) NoSQL
11 41 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
11 41 (1.51%) HBase
11 41 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (1.47%) MySQL
13 33 (1.22%) Amazon Aurora
14 32 (1.18%) Power BI
15 31 (1.14%) Neo4j
16 25 (0.92%) Redis
17 22 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
18 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 326 (12.02%) Git (software)
2 322 (11.87%) Jenkins
3 188 (6.93%) JIRA
4 96 (3.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 78 (2.88%) Selenium
6 71 (2.62%) Cucumber
7 66 (2.43%) GitLab
8 61 (2.25%) Maven
9 56 (2.06%) Artifactory
10 40 (1.47%) SonarQube
11 24 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
12 23 (0.85%) Jasmine
12 23 (0.85%) Mockito
13 22 (0.81%) Grunt
14 21 (0.77%) Subversion
15 20 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 20 (0.74%) JUnit
16 18 (0.66%) Bitbucket
16 18 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
17 15 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 307 (11.32%) Finance
2 81 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 74 (2.73%) Law
4 62 (2.29%) Marketing
5 55 (2.03%) Electronics
6 53 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 38 (1.40%) Legal
8 24 (0.88%) Banking
9 14 (0.52%) Retail
10 13 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.48%) General Ledger
10 13 (0.48%) Local Government
11 11 (0.41%) Publishing
12 10 (0.37%) Advertising
13 6 (0.22%) Billing
13 6 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.18%) Digital Economy
14 5 (0.18%) Italian Language
14 5 (0.18%) Russian Language
14 5 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 473 (17.44%) Developer
2 309 (11.39%) Analyst
3 298 (10.99%) Architect
4 261 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 170 (6.27%) Business Analyst
6 169 (6.23%) Java Developer
7 145 (5.35%) Consultant
8 93 (3.43%) Project Manager
9 90 (3.32%) AWS Engineer
10 78 (2.88%) AWS DevOps
11 73 (2.69%) Network Engineer
12 71 (2.62%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 70 (2.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 66 (2.43%) Technical Architect
15 65 (2.40%) Delivery Manager
16 55 (2.03%) Designer
17 52 (1.92%) Senior DevOps
18 50 (1.84%) SC Cleared Java Developer
19 49 (1.81%) AWS Architect
20 48 (1.77%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (6.45%) REST
2 160 (5.90%) HTML
3 127 (4.68%) Web Services
4 126 (4.65%) SOAP
5 114 (4.20%) JSON
6 100 (3.69%) Kafka
7 93 (3.43%) CSS
8 90 (3.32%) AngularJS
9 88 (3.24%) .NET
9 88 (3.24%) RESTful
10 86 (3.17%) XML
11 82 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
12 73 (2.69%) Spring
13 68 (2.51%) HTML5
14 59 (2.18%) Node.js
15 44 (1.62%) Apache NiFi
16 42 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 38 (1.40%) Middleware
18 37 (1.36%) LDAP
19 34 (1.25%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 139 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (4.24%) Data Centre
3 68 (2.51%) User Experience
4 52 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 48 (1.77%) Public Cloud
6 38 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 30 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
9 27 (1.00%) Cloud Native
10 24 (0.88%) PKI
11 23 (0.85%) NHS
12 21 (0.77%) Mainframe
12 21 (0.77%) Mobile App
13 19 (0.70%) Reference Data
14 18 (0.66%) Blog
15 17 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
16 16 (0.59%) Robotics
17 14 (0.52%) Cyberattack
18 13 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 478 (17.63%) Linux
2 244 (9.00%) Windows
3 178 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 91 (3.36%) Unix
5 77 (2.84%) Windows 10
6 58 (2.14%) Windows Server
7 49 (1.81%) CentOS
8 30 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 18 (0.66%) CoreOS
12 18 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.29%) Solaris
15 7 (0.26%) Debian
15 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.15%) AIX
18 3 (0.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (19.40%) DevOps
3 319 (11.76%) Migration
4 255 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 230 (8.48%) ITIL
6 225 (8.30%) Scrum
7 196 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
8 186 (6.86%) Test Automation
9 183 (6.75%) Project Management
10 171 (6.31%) TDD
11 169 (6.23%) Microservices
12 163 (6.01%) Coaching
13 162 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
13 162 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
14 154 (5.68%) Open Source
15 139 (5.13%) Collaborative Working
16 135 (4.98%) User Stories
17 132 (4.87%) Cybersecurity
18 129 (4.76%) Configuration Management
19 119 (4.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 420 (15.49%) Java
2 277 (10.21%) Python
3 205 (7.56%) SQL
4 181 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 123 (4.54%) Bash Shell
6 102 (3.76%) Java 8
6 102 (3.76%) Ruby
7 85 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 74 (2.73%) C#
9 58 (2.14%) PHP
10 37 (1.36%) Perl
11 32 (1.18%) Go
12 27 (1.00%) C
12 27 (1.00%) Groovy
13 23 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 23 (0.85%) T-SQL
14 22 (0.81%) TypeScript
15 19 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.66%) C++
16 18 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2,083 (76.81%) SC Cleared
2 267 (9.85%) DV Cleared
3 127 (4.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 117 (4.31%) CTC Cleared
5 105 (3.87%) Degree
6 95 (3.50%) RHCE
7 77 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 50 (1.84%) AWS Certification
10 49 (1.81%) BC Cleared
10 49 (1.81%) CCNP
11 31 (1.14%) CISSP
12 25 (0.92%) DBS Check
13 24 (0.88%) CCNA
13 24 (0.88%) ISTQB
13 24 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (0.74%) MCSE
15 19 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 18 (0.66%) ISEB
17 13 (0.48%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.40%) QA
2 62 (2.29%) PMO
3 45 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 42 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 39 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.92%) GDPR
8 23 (0.85%) SLA
9 22 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.11%) WCAG
14 2 (0.074%) COBIT
14 2 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.074%) P3O
14 2 (0.074%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.074%) RMADS
15 1 (0.037%) NIST 800
System Software
1 283 (10.44%) Docker
2 139 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 85 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.77%) HDFS
5 20 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.55%) Ceph
7 15 (0.55%) etcd
7 15 (0.55%) flannel
8 14 (0.52%) SkyDNS
8 14 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.44%) vSphere
10 11 (0.41%) GlusterFS
10 11 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.29%) Squid
11 8 (0.29%) vCloud
12 7 (0.26%) Snort
12 7 (0.26%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 297 (10.95%) Kubernetes
2 283 (10.44%) Ansible
3 215 (7.93%) Puppet
4 205 (7.56%) Terraform
5 149 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (1.84%) Packer
7 40 (1.47%) Consul
8 37 (1.36%) SCCM
9 34 (1.25%) Sysdig
10 29 (1.07%) Kibana
11 27 (1.00%) HAProxy
11 27 (1.00%) SELinux
12 26 (0.96%) Prometheus
13 24 (0.88%) Grafana
14 22 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 21 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 20 (0.74%) logstash
17 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
18 16 (0.59%) rkt
19 15 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 247 (9.11%) Oracle
2 203 (7.49%) Microsoft
3 154 (5.68%) Red Hat
4 133 (4.90%) Splunk
5 116 (4.28%) Cisco
6 110 (4.06%) VMware
7 78 (2.88%) Qualys
8 56 (2.06%) SAP
9 32 (1.18%) Greenplum
10 29 (1.07%) Google
11 28 (1.03%) Adobe
11 28 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 28 (1.03%) ServiceNow
12 27 (1.00%) CheckPoint
12 27 (1.00%) Citrix
12 27 (1.00%) Juniper
13 25 (0.92%) SolarWinds
14 22 (0.81%) Hortonworks
15 18 (0.66%) F5
15 18 (0.66%) Tableau