Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 31 33
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,654 2,282 2,847
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 12.24% 5.96% 6.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.23% 37.52% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,181 1,477 1,782
Median daily rate £520 £515 £509
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.97% +1.23% +4.36%
10th Percentile £349 £331 £313
90th Percentile £648 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 93
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.17% -
10th Percentile £18.39 £18.68 £14.05
90th Percentile £47.83 £55.50 £45.71
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +52.73% -19.12%

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 2,890 6,082 7,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 21.38% 15.89% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,842 4,034 4,751
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £311 £283
90th Percentile £663 £693 £675
England median daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.21% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 109 181
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.64% +22.62%
10th Percentile £17.96 £13.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.64% +43.80% -13.79%

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

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Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +1 191 £500 -2.44% 34
Central London +32 188 £525 +5.00% 43
West London +60 30 £500 +11.11% 17
North London +16 12 £563 +31.58% 2
East London +15 12 £575 -4.17% 7
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 1,314 (79.44%) SC Cleared
2 553 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
3 366 (22.13%) Public Sector
4 347 (20.98%) DevOps
5 313 (18.92%) DV Cleared
6 297 (17.96%) AWS
7 270 (16.32%) Java
8 204 (12.33%) Azure
9 189 (11.43%) Jenkins
10 187 (11.31%) SQL
10 187 (11.31%) Linux
11 183 (11.06%) Python
12 181 (10.94%) Test Automation
13 178 (10.76%) Microsoft
14 177 (10.70%) Oracle
15 171 (10.34%) Windows
16 164 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
17 160 (9.67%) Git (software)
18 147 (8.89%) Docker
19 141 (8.52%) Kubernetes
20 138 (8.34%) Scrum
21 135 (8.16%) Microservices
22 134 (8.10%) JavaScript
23 131 (7.92%) TDD
24 129 (7.80%) Finance
25 127 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
26 117 (7.07%) HTML
27 116 (7.01%) Decision-Making
28 114 (6.89%) Project Management
29 111 (6.71%) ITIL

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 74 (4.47%) Confluence
2 61 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (2.48%) WebLogic
4 36 (2.18%) Apache Spark
5 33 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 25 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.39%) Red Hat Fuse
8 21 (1.27%) JBoss
9 20 (1.21%) Apache
10 19 (1.15%) SharePoint
11 14 (0.85%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.60%) Apache Pig
12 10 (0.60%) IIS
13 9 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.48%) ArcGIS
14 8 (0.48%) MQSeries
14 8 (0.48%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
16 6 (0.36%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 78 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.24%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.060%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.12%) HFM
5 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.060%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.060%) Primavera
6 1 (0.060%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.060%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 297 (17.96%) AWS
2 204 (12.33%) Azure
3 71 (4.29%) SaaS
4 58 (3.51%) PaaS
5 36 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (2.00%) Amazon S3
7 29 (1.75%) IaaS
7 29 (1.75%) Serverless
8 28 (1.69%) GCP
8 28 (1.69%) Office 365
9 23 (1.39%) Power Platform
10 20 (1.21%) GitHub
11 15 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.85%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.67%) Azure Stack
14 10 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.60%) Amazon Cognito
14 10 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.57%) Firewall
2 53 (3.20%) DNS
3 50 (3.02%) VPN
4 36 (2.18%) LAN
5 29 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.75%) WAN
6 23 (1.39%) Network Security
7 22 (1.33%) HTTP
8 21 (1.27%) DMZ
9 18 (1.09%) DHCP
10 16 (0.97%) Internet
11 15 (0.91%) Skype
12 14 (0.85%) SNMP
13 13 (0.79%) SAN
14 12 (0.73%) OSPF
15 11 (0.67%) TACACS
16 7 (0.42%) Multicast
16 7 (0.42%) SSH
16 7 (0.42%) SSL
17 6 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (3.57%) Big Data
4 58 (3.51%) Hadoop
5 48 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 36 (2.18%) Oracle Database
7 27 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (1.63%) MySQL
8 26 (1.57%) Apache Hive
8 26 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 24 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
10 21 (1.27%) Power BI
11 18 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (0.97%) HBase
13 14 (0.85%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (0.79%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.67%) MS Access
16 9 (0.54%) Impala
16 9 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 189 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 160 (9.67%) Git (software)
3 109 (6.59%) JIRA
4 81 (4.90%) GitLab
5 73 (4.41%) Cucumber
6 58 (3.51%) Maven
7 56 (3.39%) Selenium
8 36 (2.18%) JMeter
9 32 (1.93%) JUnit
10 31 (1.87%) gulp
11 28 (1.69%) Grunt
12 27 (1.63%) SonarQube
13 23 (1.39%) Jasmine
13 23 (1.39%) NeoLoad
14 22 (1.33%) REST Assured
14 22 (1.33%) WebDriver
15 20 (1.21%) Mockito
16 16 (0.97%) Bitbucket
16 16 (0.97%) Eclipse
16 16 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 366 (22.13%) Public Sector
2 129 (7.80%) Finance
3 88 (5.32%) Law
4 44 (2.66%) Police
5 42 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.75%) Marketing
8 24 (1.45%) Banking
8 24 (1.45%) Electronics
9 22 (1.33%) Legal
10 14 (0.85%) Military
11 10 (0.60%) Local Government
12 8 (0.48%) Retail
13 7 (0.42%) Back Office
13 7 (0.42%) Publishing
14 5 (0.30%) Billing
15 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.18%) Advertising
16 3 (0.18%) Fire and Rescue
17 2 (0.12%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 295 (17.84%) Developer
2 212 (12.82%) Architect
3 187 (11.31%) Analyst
4 99 (5.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 94 (5.68%) Business Analyst
6 84 (5.08%) Consultant
7 81 (4.90%) Java Developer
8 54 (3.26%) Project Manager
9 52 (3.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 43 (2.60%) Data Engineer
11 39 (2.36%) Cloud Architect
11 39 (2.36%) Technical Architect
12 38 (2.30%) Test Engineer
13 34 (2.06%) Cloud Engineer
14 33 (2.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
15 32 (1.93%) AWS Engineer
16 31 (1.87%) SC Cleared Java Developer
17 30 (1.81%) Administrator
17 30 (1.81%) Delivery Manager
17 30 (1.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (7.07%) HTML
2 104 (6.29%) CSS
3 103 (6.23%) REST
4 96 (5.80%) Node.js
5 88 (5.32%) Spring
6 86 (5.20%) Web Services
7 71 (4.29%) React
8 68 (4.11%) AngularJS
9 65 (3.93%) Spring Boot
10 59 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
11 57 (3.45%) SOAP
12 56 (3.39%) JSON
13 52 (3.14%) HTML5
14 47 (2.84%) XML
15 42 (2.54%) CSS3
15 42 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
16 39 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
17 35 (2.12%) RESTful
18 33 (2.00%) Sass
19 32 (1.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 164 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.14%) Data Centre
4 48 (2.90%) User Experience
5 42 (2.54%) Public Cloud
6 23 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.03%) Private Cloud
9 15 (0.91%) Cloud Native
10 13 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.54%) CMDB
12 9 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
13 7 (0.42%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.36%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (0.36%) Blog
14 6 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.36%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 187 (11.31%) Linux
2 171 (10.34%) Windows
3 77 (4.66%) Unix
4 60 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.60%) Windows 10
6 31 (1.87%) Mac OS X
7 16 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.85%) CentOS
9 14 (0.85%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.73%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.67%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.48%) Debian
13 8 (0.48%) VMS
14 6 (0.36%) Android
14 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (20.98%) DevOps
3 181 (10.94%) Test Automation
4 138 (8.34%) Scrum
5 135 (8.16%) Microservices
6 131 (7.92%) TDD
7 127 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 116 (7.01%) Decision-Making
9 114 (6.89%) Project Management
10 111 (6.71%) ITIL
11 108 (6.53%) BDD
11 108 (6.53%) Risk Management
12 94 (5.68%) Migration
13 85 (5.14%) Business Case
13 85 (5.14%) Service Management
14 79 (4.78%) Project Delivery
15 77 (4.66%) Information Management
15 77 (4.66%) Programme Management
16 73 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
17 70 (4.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 270 (16.32%) Java
2 187 (11.31%) SQL
3 183 (11.06%) Python
4 134 (8.10%) JavaScript
5 64 (3.87%) C
6 61 (3.69%) PowerShell
7 54 (3.26%) Bash Shell
8 53 (3.20%) Shell Script
9 42 (2.54%) C#
10 37 (2.24%) PL/SQL
11 36 (2.18%) TypeScript
12 34 (2.06%) Java 8
13 27 (1.63%) Perl
14 24 (1.45%) Ruby
15 22 (1.33%) R
16 19 (1.15%) C++
17 16 (0.97%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.60%) Groovy
18 10 (0.60%) PHP
19 9 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,314 (79.44%) SC Cleared
2 313 (18.92%) DV Cleared
3 63 (3.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 37 (2.24%) Degree
5 31 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (1.63%) CISSP
7 26 (1.57%) DBS Check
8 19 (1.15%) CCNP
9 18 (1.09%) CISM
9 18 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
10 17 (1.03%) CCNA
11 12 (0.73%) BC Cleared
11 12 (0.73%) CISA
11 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (0.60%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.60%) CCIE
14 9 (0.54%) ISEB
15 7 (0.42%) APMP
15 7 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.57%) QA
2 36 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.57%) NCSC
4 23 (1.39%) PMO
5 21 (1.27%) WCAG
6 17 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 15 (0.91%) SLA
8 14 (0.85%) GDPR
9 12 (0.73%) RMADS
10 11 (0.67%) COBIT
11 10 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
11 10 (0.60%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.18%) NIST
15 3 (0.18%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17025
17 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 147 (8.89%) Docker
2 43 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.97%) VMware NSX
6 12 (0.73%) vSphere
7 11 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (0.54%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.48%) HDFS
10 7 (0.42%) XenApp
11 6 (0.36%) vCloud
12 5 (0.30%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.12%) Postfix
16 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.060%) Xen
Systems Management
1 141 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 99 (5.99%) Terraform
3 82 (4.96%) Ansible
4 40 (2.42%) Kibana
5 36 (2.18%) Puppet
6 27 (1.63%) logstash
7 20 (1.21%) SCCM
8 18 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.03%) SCOM
10 16 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (0.91%) Grafana
12 12 (0.73%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.48%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 7 (0.42%) Packer
15 7 (0.42%) Rundeck
16 6 (0.36%) Salt
17 5 (0.30%) Prometheus
17 5 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 177 (10.70%) Oracle
3 51 (3.08%) VMware
4 41 (2.48%) SAP
5 39 (2.36%) Cisco
6 36 (2.18%) Splunk
7 28 (1.69%) Cloudera
7 28 (1.69%) ServiceNow
8 23 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.33%) Palo Alto
9 22 (1.33%) SolarWinds
10 18 (1.09%) Atlassian
10 18 (1.09%) Axway
11 16 (0.97%) AppDynamics
11 16 (0.97%) Dynatrace
12 15 (0.91%) MuleSoft
13 14 (0.85%) Google
14 13 (0.79%) Hortonworks
14 13 (0.79%) Tableau
14 13 (0.79%) TIBCO