Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 36 26
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 1,894 2,358 3,092
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 10.15% 5.93% 6.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.69% 37.61% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,236 1,502 1,951
Median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +7.37%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £650 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 105
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.17% -39.19%
10th Percentile £18.65 £18.70 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.78 £50.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year - +72.84% -47.40%

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 3,664 6,270 7,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.63% 15.78% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,292 4,001 4,945
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £278
90th Percentile £663 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 118 214
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +64.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £19.99 £15.18 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.85 £60.38 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.22
% change year-on-year +4.79% +32.46% -15.95%

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

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Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 4 June 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 4 June 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 4 June 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 +1 256 £540 +4.85% 5
Central London +34 239 £538 +7.50% 32
West London +69 32 £515 +19.08% 10
North London +17 9 £400 -5.88%
East London +5 9 £550 -8.33% 9
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England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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 1,527 (80.62%) SC Cleared
2 641 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
3 429 (22.65%) DevOps
4 413 (21.81%) Public Sector
5 352 (18.59%) Java
6 344 (18.16%) AWS
7 243 (12.83%) Docker
8 241 (12.72%) DV Cleared
9 226 (11.93%) Linux
10 221 (11.67%) SQL
11 217 (11.46%) Kubernetes
12 213 (11.25%) Jenkins
13 211 (11.14%) Test Automation
14 210 (11.09%) Azure
15 198 (10.45%) Windows
16 193 (10.19%) Microsoft
17 192 (10.14%) Oracle
18 176 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 169 (8.92%) Git (software)
20 168 (8.87%) JIRA
21 161 (8.50%) Migration
21 161 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
22 160 (8.45%) Scrum
23 154 (8.13%) Terraform
24 149 (7.87%) JavaScript
25 148 (7.81%) Finance
26 142 (7.50%) Python
27 138 (7.29%) TDD
28 135 (7.13%) Microservices
29 131 (6.92%) Confluence

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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
1 131 (6.92%) Confluence
2 71 (3.75%) WebLogic
3 51 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 32 (1.69%) Red Hat Fuse
5 30 (1.58%) JBoss
6 27 (1.43%) Apache
7 24 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.21%) SAS
8 23 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 18 (0.95%) MQSeries
9 18 (0.95%) nginx
10 17 (0.90%) Camunda
10 17 (0.90%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.79%) Apache Spark
11 15 (0.79%) IIS
12 11 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.58%) Drupal
13 9 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 73 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.63%) SPSS
6 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.32%) Figma
8 4 (0.21%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.053%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 25 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.11%) HFM
6 2 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.053%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.053%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.053%) Maximo
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.053%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 344 (18.16%) AWS
2 210 (11.09%) Azure
3 73 (3.85%) GitHub
4 60 (3.17%) PaaS
5 55 (2.90%) SaaS
6 45 (2.38%) Office 365
7 32 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (1.58%) GCP
8 30 (1.58%) Power Platform
9 24 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (1.27%) OpenShift
10 23 (1.21%) Serverless
11 17 (0.90%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
13 11 (0.58%) IaaS
14 8 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.42%) Oracle CX
15 7 (0.37%) Apigee
15 7 (0.37%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.12%) DNS
2 50 (2.64%) Firewall
3 27 (1.43%) VPN
4 26 (1.37%) LAN
5 25 (1.32%) SAN
6 24 (1.27%) WAN
7 23 (1.21%) Network Security
8 22 (1.16%) DHCP
9 21 (1.11%) Internet
10 18 (0.95%) DMZ
10 18 (0.95%) Skype
11 14 (0.74%) SSL
11 14 (0.74%) TCP/IP
12 13 (0.69%) HTTP
12 13 (0.69%) MPLS
13 11 (0.58%) 4G
14 10 (0.53%) 3G
14 10 (0.53%) 5G
14 10 (0.53%) BGP
15 8 (0.42%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.17%) Big Data
3 75 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (2.32%) Hadoop
5 40 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 31 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 28 (1.48%) Power BI
8 24 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
10 21 (1.11%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.06%) MySQL
12 18 (0.95%) NoSQL
13 15 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.69%) HBase
14 13 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.63%) Apache Hive
16 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
17 10 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 9 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
19 8 (0.42%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 213 (11.25%) Jenkins
2 169 (8.92%) Git (software)
3 168 (8.87%) JIRA
4 89 (4.70%) GitLab
5 73 (3.85%) Maven
6 72 (3.80%) Selenium
7 64 (3.38%) Cucumber
8 36 (1.90%) JUnit
9 34 (1.80%) SonarQube
10 32 (1.69%) Postman
11 27 (1.43%) Artifactory
12 25 (1.32%) JMeter
12 25 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (1.27%) Visual Studio
14 23 (1.21%) gulp
15 21 (1.11%) Mockito
16 19 (1.00%) WebDriver
17 17 (0.90%) REST Assured
18 16 (0.84%) Gradle
18 16 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 413 (21.81%) Public Sector
2 148 (7.81%) Finance
3 83 (4.38%) Law
4 49 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.80%) Police
6 29 (1.53%) Marketing
7 28 (1.48%) Banking
8 25 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.16%) Electronics
10 20 (1.06%) Military
11 17 (0.90%) Legal
12 16 (0.84%) Publishing
13 9 (0.48%) Local Government
14 6 (0.32%) Billing
14 6 (0.32%) Retail
15 4 (0.21%) Advertising
16 3 (0.16%) Fire and Rescue
17 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.11%) Back Office
17 2 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 416 (21.96%) Developer
2 215 (11.35%) Architect
3 195 (10.30%) Analyst
4 157 (8.29%) Java Developer
5 151 (7.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 91 (4.80%) Business Analyst
7 84 (4.44%) Consultant
8 70 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 62 (3.27%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 62 (3.27%) Technical Architect
10 53 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
11 46 (2.43%) Tester
12 43 (2.27%) AWS DevOps
12 43 (2.27%) Senior Developer
13 42 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
14 39 (2.06%) AWS Developer
14 39 (2.06%) Cloud Engineer
15 38 (2.01%) Test Analyst
16 36 (1.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 35 (1.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (6.49%) Web Services
2 118 (6.23%) Node.js
3 110 (5.81%) REST
4 106 (5.60%) HTML
5 101 (5.33%) Spring
6 92 (4.86%) CSS
7 85 (4.49%) Spring Boot
8 72 (3.80%) JSON
9 69 (3.64%) AngularJS
10 68 (3.59%) Apache Camel
11 65 (3.43%) XML
12 61 (3.22%) React
13 52 (2.75%) .NET
14 51 (2.69%) RabbitMQ
15 49 (2.59%) Kafka
16 48 (2.53%) SOAP
17 45 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
18 44 (2.32%) RESTful
19 40 (2.11%) HTML5
20 36 (1.90%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 161 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (3.75%) Data Centre
3 67 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.38%) User Experience
5 37 (1.95%) Cloud Native
6 33 (1.74%) Public Cloud
7 22 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (0.90%) Semantic Web
9 16 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 15 (0.79%) PKI
11 13 (0.69%) W3C
12 11 (0.58%) Blog
13 10 (0.53%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.42%) BYOD
15 8 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.42%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 226 (11.93%) Linux
2 198 (10.45%) Windows
3 78 (4.12%) Unix
4 74 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 46 (2.43%) Windows 10
6 30 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.16%) CentOS
7 22 (1.16%) Mac OS X
8 18 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.69%) Android
11 13 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (0.53%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.21%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.16%) AIX
15 3 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (22.65%) DevOps
3 211 (11.14%) Test Automation
4 176 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 161 (8.50%) Migration
6 160 (8.45%) Scrum
7 138 (7.29%) TDD
8 135 (7.13%) Microservices
9 112 (5.91%) Open Source
10 109 (5.76%) Project Management
11 107 (5.65%) Risk Management
12 101 (5.33%) Decision-Making
13 96 (5.07%) BDD
14 92 (4.86%) Software Engineering
15 91 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
16 88 (4.65%) Analytics
17 82 (4.33%) Problem-Solving
18 80 (4.22%) Information Management
19 71 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
20 70 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 352 (18.59%) Java
2 221 (11.67%) SQL
3 149 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 142 (7.50%) Python
5 98 (5.17%) Java 8
6 74 (3.91%) C#
7 69 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 64 (3.38%) PL/SQL
9 50 (2.64%) Shell Script
10 45 (2.38%) C
11 44 (2.32%) Bash Shell
12 36 (1.90%) TypeScript
13 32 (1.69%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.32%) Groovy
15 24 (1.27%) PHP
16 23 (1.21%) Ruby
17 17 (0.90%) Perl
18 14 (0.74%) C++
19 11 (0.58%) R
19 11 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,527 (80.62%) SC Cleared
2 241 (12.72%) DV Cleared
3 61 (3.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 44 (2.32%) CTC Cleared
5 38 (2.01%) Degree
6 29 (1.53%) CISSP
7 27 (1.43%) BC Cleared
8 23 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (1.11%) CISM
10 17 (0.90%) AWS Certification
11 15 (0.79%) CCNA
12 13 (0.69%) CCNP
12 13 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
12 13 (0.69%) DBS Check
13 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
17 7 (0.37%) CCIE
17 7 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.22%) QA
2 54 (2.85%) PMO
3 39 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.11%) WCAG
5 19 (1.00%) NCSC
6 13 (0.69%) NIST
7 12 (0.63%) GDPR
8 11 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.58%) RMADS
9 10 (0.53%) SLA
10 9 (0.48%) Government Security Classifications
10 9 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (0.42%) COBIT
12 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.053%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 243 (12.83%) Docker
2 39 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.58%) vSphere
8 8 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.26%) KVM
10 5 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.26%) XenApp
11 4 (0.21%) iptables
12 3 (0.16%) Firmware
12 3 (0.16%) NFS
12 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 217 (11.46%) Kubernetes
2 154 (8.13%) Terraform
3 110 (5.81%) Ansible
4 43 (2.27%) Packer
5 39 (2.06%) Puppet
6 22 (1.16%) logstash
7 20 (1.06%) Consul
7 20 (1.06%) Kibana
8 18 (0.95%) Istio
8 18 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (0.90%) SCCM
10 16 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.63%) Grafana
12 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 10 (0.53%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.53%) WSUS
14 8 (0.42%) Nessus
15 7 (0.37%) AirWatch
16 6 (0.32%) Sysdig
17 5 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 193 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 192 (10.14%) Oracle
3 54 (2.85%) VMware
4 46 (2.43%) Cisco
5 33 (1.74%) Red Hat
6 32 (1.69%) SAP
7 30 (1.58%) Axway
8 25 (1.32%) MuleSoft
9 24 (1.27%) Cloudera
10 22 (1.16%) HP
11 21 (1.11%) Dell
12 19 (1.00%) Remedy
13 18 (0.95%) Hortonworks
14 17 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.90%) ServiceNow
14 17 (0.90%) Splunk
14 17 (0.90%) Sybase
14 17 (0.90%) webMethods
15 16 (0.84%) Citrix
16 14 (0.74%) Google