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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 27 45
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1190 1395 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.87% 6.05% 4.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.86% 35.44% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 965 553
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £18.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.10% -19.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.72 £15.55 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +15.94%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3414 3936 3670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.85% 17.08% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2292 2784 2360
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 91
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -9.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +33.78%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 121 £475 -1.29% 31
Croydon 0 61 £506 +26.56% 4
New Malden - 19 - -
Westminster +4 18 £475 +18.75%
Hammersmith +1 7 £520 +19.19% 2
West End of London +3 6 £500 +21.21% 5
Feltham - 6 £450 -
Hendon 0 3 £407 +1.75%
Canary Wharf -2 2 £400 -23.80%
Greenford 0 1 £344 -
Southwark - 1 £520 -
Wimbledon - 1 £490 -
Bexley - 1 £450 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 1742 (70.53%) SC Cleared
2 801 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 414 (16.76%) Linux
4 405 (16.40%) DV Cleared
5 397 (16.07%) DevOps
6 345 (13.97%) Java
7 330 (13.36%) Windows
8 289 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
9 277 (11.21%) Finance
10 276 (11.17%) Project Management
11 273 (11.05%) ITIL
12 264 (10.69%) Microsoft
13 260 (10.53%) Docker
14 235 (9.51%) Migration
15 230 (9.31%) Puppet
16 229 (9.27%) Scrum
17 208 (8.42%) VMware
18 186 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
19 182 (7.37%) PRINCE2
20 181 (7.33%) Git (software)
21 178 (7.21%) Service Management
21 178 (7.21%) Ansible
22 177 (7.17%) Open Source
23 176 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
23 176 (7.13%) SQL
24 174 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
25 167 (6.76%) Configuration Management
26 163 (6.60%) Kubernetes
27 162 (6.56%) Oracle
28 159 (6.44%) Jenkins

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
1 105 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 78 (3.16%) Apache
2 78 (3.16%) Confluence
3 65 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 45 (1.82%) nginx
5 37 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 35 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
7 26 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.01%) MS Exchange
9 21 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 17 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.49%) Skype for Business
13 11 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (0.40%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (0.40%) IIS
15 9 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 118 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 99 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 78 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
4 47 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) HipChat
6 4 (0.16%) InVision
7 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.081%) SPSS
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.040%) Revit
9 1 (0.040%) Stata
Business Applications
1 68 (2.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.40%) Primavera
4 8 (0.32%) CA PPM
4 8 (0.32%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.081%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.081%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.081%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.081%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.081%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.081%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.081%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.040%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 289 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (4.57%) Office 365
3 103 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 85 (3.44%) PaaS
5 45 (1.82%) GitHub
6 43 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 43 (1.74%) IaaS
7 33 (1.34%) SaaS
8 26 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 16 (0.65%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.49%) Datadog
12 12 (0.49%) Heroku
12 12 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
14 8 (0.32%) G Suite
15 7 (0.28%) Trello
15 7 (0.28%) Yammer
16 6 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 144 (5.83%) Firewall
2 103 (4.17%) DNS
3 94 (3.81%) VPN
4 79 (3.20%) TCP/IP
5 78 (3.16%) WAN
6 69 (2.79%) HTTP
7 60 (2.43%) LAN
8 49 (1.98%) Internet
9 47 (1.90%) Network Security
10 45 (1.82%) SSL
11 43 (1.74%) DHCP
12 41 (1.66%) LDAP
13 33 (1.34%) Wireless
14 28 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
16 24 (0.97%) SNMP
17 22 (0.89%) SAN
18 21 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (0.73%) MPLS
20 17 (0.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
2 133 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 102 (4.13%) MongoDB
4 101 (4.09%) Hadoop
5 74 (3.00%) Big Data
6 65 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 38 (1.54%) MySQL
7 38 (1.54%) Relational Database
8 33 (1.34%) HBase
9 32 (1.30%) Redis
10 29 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
13 23 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (0.77%) NoSQL
15 18 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (0.65%) Neo4j
17 13 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
19 10 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 181 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 159 (6.44%) Jenkins
3 143 (5.79%) JIRA
4 47 (1.90%) Cucumber
5 41 (1.66%) Bitbucket
6 37 (1.50%) Maven
7 29 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 28 (1.13%) JUnit
9 26 (1.05%) Selenium
10 19 (0.77%) Ant
11 18 (0.73%) Vagrant
12 14 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (0.57%) Visual Studio
13 13 (0.53%) Subversion
14 12 (0.49%) IntelliJ
15 11 (0.45%) Liquibase
15 11 (0.45%) SonarQube
16 10 (0.40%) Artifactory
16 10 (0.40%) Gradle
17 9 (0.36%) Mercurial
General
1 277 (11.21%) Finance
2 92 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 72 (2.91%) Marketing
4 69 (2.79%) Electronics
4 69 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 66 (2.67%) Law
6 30 (1.21%) Legal
7 17 (0.69%) Military
8 11 (0.45%) Banking
9 6 (0.24%) Publishing
9 6 (0.24%) Retail
10 4 (0.16%) Local Government
11 3 (0.12%) Back Office
11 3 (0.12%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.081%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.081%) Billing
13 1 (0.040%) Advertising
13 1 (0.040%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.040%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 372 (15.06%) Architect
2 346 (14.01%) Developer
3 285 (11.54%) Analyst
4 195 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 173 (7.00%) Business Analyst
6 146 (5.91%) Project Manager
7 121 (4.90%) Consultant
8 119 (4.82%) Java Developer
8 119 (4.82%) Technical Architect
9 62 (2.51%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 56 (2.27%) Linux Engineer
11 55 (2.23%) AWS DevOps
12 51 (2.06%) Programme Manager
13 50 (2.02%) Infrastructure Architect
14 48 (1.94%) Network Engineer
15 47 (1.90%) Cloud Architect
16 45 (1.82%) SC Cleared Project Manager
17 43 (1.74%) Service Manager
18 42 (1.70%) AWS Engineer
19 41 (1.66%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (6.11%) HTML
2 132 (5.34%) CSS
3 117 (4.74%) Web Services
4 96 (3.89%) Node.js
5 93 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
5 93 (3.77%) REST
6 82 (3.32%) .NET
7 74 (3.00%) HTML5
8 66 (2.67%) Spring
9 61 (2.47%) AngularJS
10 52 (2.11%) XML
11 51 (2.06%) CSS3
12 49 (1.98%) RESTful
13 42 (1.70%) JSON
14 36 (1.46%) jQuery
15 35 (1.42%) Spring Boot
16 31 (1.26%) Apache Camel
17 27 (1.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
18 26 (1.05%) 802.1X
18 26 (1.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 176 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (3.72%) Management Information System
3 68 (2.75%) User Experience
4 58 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 54 (2.19%) PKI
6 34 (1.38%) Replication
7 23 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
8 22 (0.89%) Public Cloud
9 20 (0.81%) Clustering
10 18 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 16 (0.65%) Computer Science
12 15 (0.61%) NHS
13 14 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.53%) CESG
15 12 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (0.49%) Web 2.0
16 11 (0.45%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.40%) Cybercrime
18 9 (0.36%) Driving Licence
18 9 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 414 (16.76%) Linux
2 330 (13.36%) Windows
3 121 (4.90%) Windows Server
4 116 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 91 (3.68%) Windows 10
6 90 (3.64%) Unix
7 82 (3.32%) CentOS
8 54 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (1.34%) Ubuntu
11 32 (1.30%) CoreOS
12 27 (1.09%) AIX
13 26 (1.05%) Windows 7
14 25 (1.01%) Solaris
15 13 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.49%) FreeBSD
17 11 (0.45%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.45%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.36%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (16.07%) DevOps
3 276 (11.17%) Project Management
4 273 (11.05%) ITIL
5 235 (9.51%) Migration
6 229 (9.27%) Scrum
7 182 (7.37%) PRINCE2
8 178 (7.21%) Service Management
9 177 (7.17%) Open Source
10 174 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 167 (6.76%) Configuration Management
12 154 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
13 149 (6.03%) Microservices
14 140 (5.67%) Programme Management
15 136 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
16 128 (5.18%) TDD
17 108 (4.37%) Service Delivery
18 102 (4.13%) Service Design
19 94 (3.81%) User Stories
20 89 (3.60%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 345 (13.97%) Java
2 176 (7.13%) SQL
3 145 (5.87%) Python
4 135 (5.47%) JavaScript
5 121 (4.90%) C
6 109 (4.41%) Ruby
7 85 (3.44%) Bash Shell
8 81 (3.28%) PowerShell
9 76 (3.08%) C#
10 65 (2.63%) Go
11 37 (1.50%) Scala
12 34 (1.38%) PHP
13 27 (1.09%) Perl
13 27 (1.09%) VB
14 23 (0.93%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.77%) Groovy
16 17 (0.69%) C++
17 16 (0.65%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.57%) VBA
19 13 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1742 (70.53%) SC Cleared
2 405 (16.40%) DV Cleared
3 137 (5.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 116 (4.70%) CTC Cleared
5 92 (3.72%) Degree
6 60 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.62%) CCNP
8 31 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 30 (1.21%) CISSP
10 29 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (1.09%) ISEB
11 27 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (0.97%) BC Cleared
13 23 (0.93%) CCNA
14 21 (0.85%) CBAP
14 21 (0.85%) CCIE
15 19 (0.77%) CISM
16 16 (0.65%) Chartered Engineer
17 15 (0.61%) CLAS
18 14 (0.57%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.79%) QA
2 56 (2.27%) PMO
3 46 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 27 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.89%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 18 (0.73%) JSP 440
8 12 (0.49%) SLA
9 8 (0.32%) COBIT
10 6 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.16%) Def Stans
12 4 (0.16%) EFQM
12 4 (0.16%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.12%) GDPR
13 3 (0.12%) ISO22301
13 3 (0.12%) P3O
13 3 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 260 (10.53%) Docker
2 144 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 125 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 32 (1.30%) vCloud
6 30 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.77%) HDFS
7 19 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.57%) Samba
8 14 (0.57%) Squid
9 12 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.40%) Postfix
10 10 (0.40%) Snort
11 9 (0.36%) vSphere
11 9 (0.36%) XenApp
11 9 (0.36%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.32%) etcd
12 8 (0.32%) flannel
12 8 (0.32%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.28%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 230 (9.31%) Puppet
2 178 (7.21%) Ansible
3 163 (6.60%) Kubernetes
4 122 (4.94%) Terraform
5 76 (3.08%) SCCM
6 55 (2.23%) logstash
7 52 (2.11%) ZABBIX
8 47 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
9 40 (1.62%) Kibana
10 38 (1.54%) SCOM
11 34 (1.38%) Sysdig
12 30 (1.21%) yum
13 29 (1.17%) HAProxy
14 25 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
15 21 (0.85%) Nagios
16 20 (0.81%) Consul
16 20 (0.81%) Rancher
16 20 (0.81%) Rsyslog
16 20 (0.81%) Salt
17 18 (0.73%) Packer
Vendors
1 264 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 208 (8.42%) VMware
3 162 (6.56%) Oracle
4 121 (4.90%) Cisco
5 93 (3.77%) Red Hat
6 79 (3.20%) SAP
7 53 (2.15%) Citrix
8 48 (1.94%) Atlassian
8 48 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 43 (1.74%) HP
10 38 (1.54%) Juniper
11 34 (1.38%) IBM
12 31 (1.26%) SolarWinds
13 30 (1.21%) Google
14 26 (1.05%) Hortonworks
15 24 (0.97%) AppDynamics
16 21 (0.85%) ServiceNow
17 20 (0.81%) Lumension
18 19 (0.77%) Splunk
19 16 (0.65%) Palo Alto
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Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Digital Skills
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
LA International
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London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Acumin
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Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Neg
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Croydon, Surrey
Profile 29 Limited
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
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London
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day SC clearance / Outside of IR35 Scope
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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London
KEYRESOURCE
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London
Oscar
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London
Digital Gurus
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London
Executive Resource Group
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London
Montash
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West London
Talent International
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LA International
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London
Experis Ltd
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City, London
Sanderson
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Croydon, Surrey
LA International
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South West London
Digital Skills
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LA International
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City, London
LA International
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