Period
to 21 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South London with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 October 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
London > South London
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 367 716 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 32.48% 38.27% 30.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 84.56% 88.07% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 489 251
South London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £362 £330
90th Percentile £637 £675 £688
London median daily rate £513 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 16
South London median hourly rate £47.83 £42.02 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -12.16% -3.56%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.70 £28.00
90th Percentile £50.55 £47.25 £51.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +87.17% - -28.08%

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 South London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 434 813 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 38.41% 43.45% 38.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 562 325
South London median daily rate £500 £525 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £327
90th Percentile £652 £675 £667
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 23
South London median hourly rate £47.67 £41.77 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.13% -12.68% -4.34%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.60 £13.10
90th Percentile £52.10 £47.17 £52.40
London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +49.16% +25.48% -1.73%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in South London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in South London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in South London

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in South London over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in South London

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in South London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in South London

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South London

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in South London

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Contract Job Locations in South 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 South London region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Croydon 0 328 £500 -4.76% 32
Kingston Upon Thames -4 8 - - 1
Merton -10 8 - - 1
Bromley +12 1 - - 1
Security Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 South London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 326 (88.83%) SC Cleared
2 159 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (34.33%) AWS
4 121 (32.97%) DevOps
5 99 (26.98%) Kubernetes
6 91 (24.80%) Java
7 78 (21.25%) Public Sector
8 70 (19.07%) Docker
9 68 (18.53%) Git (software)
10 64 (17.44%) Migration
11 60 (16.35%) Terraform
12 59 (16.08%) Microservices
12 59 (16.08%) Jenkins
13 57 (15.53%) JIRA
14 55 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
15 50 (13.62%) Linux
16 47 (12.81%) Python
17 45 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
18 44 (11.99%) Scrum
18 44 (11.99%) Confluence
19 43 (11.72%) Azure
20 42 (11.44%) Test Automation
20 42 (11.44%) Spring
21 41 (11.17%) SQL
22 37 (10.08%) Maven
22 37 (10.08%) TDD
23 36 (9.81%) Project Management
24 34 (9.26%) Project Delivery
25 33 (8.99%) PostgreSQL
25 33 (8.99%) Ansible

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 44 (11.99%) Confluence
2 24 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.36%) nginx
4 13 (3.54%) Apache
4 13 (3.54%) Apache Solr
5 7 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.36%) JBoss
7 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.82%) SAS
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.27%) Jetty
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 12 (3.27%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.36%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 126 (34.33%) AWS
2 43 (11.72%) Azure
3 29 (7.90%) GitHub
4 28 (7.63%) Amazon S3
5 25 (6.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (4.90%) GCP
8 10 (2.72%) OpenShift
9 9 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (2.18%) npm
11 6 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (1.63%) Route 53
12 5 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.09%) Office 365
13 4 (1.09%) SaaS
13 4 (1.09%) Slack
14 2 (0.54%) Oracle CX
15 1 (0.27%) AWS CodePipeline
15 1 (0.27%) Azure Stack
15 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.81%) VPN
2 9 (2.45%) Firewall
3 8 (2.18%) DNS
4 7 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.63%) HTTP
6 5 (1.36%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.82%) DHCP
7 3 (0.82%) SAN
8 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.54%) LAN
8 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.54%) WAN
9 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.27%) DMZ
9 1 (0.27%) FTP
9 1 (0.27%) IMAP
9 1 (0.27%) Internet
9 1 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.27%) SMTP
9 1 (0.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.99%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (8.17%) Amazon Redshift
3 29 (7.90%) Big Data
4 23 (6.27%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.09%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (3.81%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.45%) HBase
9 7 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (1.91%) SQL Server
10 5 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.82%) Base SAS
12 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.82%) MS Access
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 2 (0.54%) MySQL
13 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 68 (18.53%) Git (software)
2 59 (16.08%) Jenkins
3 57 (15.53%) JIRA
4 37 (10.08%) Maven
5 32 (8.72%) JUnit
6 27 (7.36%) Selenium
7 26 (7.08%) Mockito
8 23 (6.27%) SonarQube
9 22 (5.99%) Cucumber
10 17 (4.63%) Grunt
11 16 (4.36%) gulp
12 12 (3.27%) DbUnit
12 12 (3.27%) jMock
13 10 (2.72%) GitLab
14 9 (2.45%) webpack
15 8 (2.18%) Artifactory
15 8 (2.18%) git-flow
16 5 (1.36%) Bitbucket
17 4 (1.09%) MSI
17 4 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 78 (21.25%) Public Sector
2 17 (4.63%) Finance
3 12 (3.27%) Law
4 11 (3.00%) Police
5 7 (1.91%) Legal
6 4 (1.09%) Electronics
6 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.09%) Marketing
6 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.54%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (25.34%) Developer
2 60 (16.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 56 (15.26%) Java Developer
4 39 (10.63%) Architect
5 31 (8.45%) Analyst
6 25 (6.81%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 24 (6.54%) AWS DevOps
8 22 (5.99%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.63%) AWS Architect
10 15 (4.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.09%) AWS Engineer
11 14 (3.81%) Administrator
12 13 (3.54%) AWS Developer
12 13 (3.54%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 11 (3.00%) DBA
13 11 (3.00%) Programme Planner
13 11 (3.00%) Senior DevOps
13 11 (3.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.72%) User Researcher
15 9 (2.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.44%) Spring
2 31 (8.45%) REST
3 28 (7.63%) Node.js
4 26 (7.08%) Web Services
5 24 (6.54%) Kafka
6 22 (5.99%) HTML
7 21 (5.72%) Apache Camel
7 21 (5.72%) CSS
7 21 (5.72%) RESTful
8 19 (5.18%) HTML5
8 19 (5.18%) Spring Boot
9 16 (4.36%) CSS3
9 16 (4.36%) OpenID
9 16 (4.36%) SOAP
10 13 (3.54%) Hibernate
10 13 (3.54%) JSON
10 13 (3.54%) PowerMock
11 12 (3.27%) AngularJS
11 12 (3.27%) J2EE
12 11 (3.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.09%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.63%) User Experience
6 5 (1.36%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.36%) Replication
7 4 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.82%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) Blog
9 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.54%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.54%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.54%) NHS
10 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.27%) Clustering
10 1 (0.27%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.27%) Derivative
10 1 (0.27%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.62%) Linux
2 26 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (6.54%) Windows
4 21 (5.72%) CentOS
5 17 (4.63%) Unix
6 10 (2.72%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.45%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.36%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.54%) Android
11 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.54%) SUSE
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.27%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.27%) Debian
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (32.97%) DevOps
3 64 (17.44%) Migration
4 59 (16.08%) Microservices
5 55 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (11.99%) Scrum
8 42 (11.44%) Test Automation
9 37 (10.08%) TDD
10 36 (9.81%) Project Management
11 34 (9.26%) Project Delivery
12 31 (8.45%) BDD
13 26 (7.08%) Business Analysis
13 26 (7.08%) Mentoring
14 25 (6.81%) Decision-Making
14 25 (6.81%) Kanban
15 23 (6.27%) Analytics
15 23 (6.27%) Coaching
16 21 (5.72%) Configuration Management
16 21 (5.72%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 91 (24.80%) Java
2 47 (12.81%) Python
3 41 (11.17%) SQL
4 30 (8.17%) Java 8
4 30 (8.17%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.90%) Groovy
6 17 (4.63%) Bash Shell
7 11 (3.00%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.72%) Go
9 7 (1.91%) ES6
10 6 (1.63%) C
11 5 (1.36%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.36%) VBA
12 4 (1.09%) Ruby
12 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.82%) C#
13 3 (0.82%) JPQL
13 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.82%) SAS Macro
13 3 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 326 (88.83%) SC Cleared
2 11 (3.00%) AWS Certification
2 11 (3.00%) MCSA
2 11 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.91%) CTC Cleared
4 5 (1.36%) CEH
4 5 (1.36%) CISSP
4 5 (1.36%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.36%) MCSE
5 4 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.09%) Degree
6 3 (0.82%) CBAP
6 3 (0.82%) IIBA
7 2 (0.54%) CCDA
7 2 (0.54%) CCNA
7 2 (0.54%) CCNP
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.54%) JNCIA
7 2 (0.54%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.45%) WCAG
2 7 (1.91%) PMO
3 5 (1.36%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) NIST
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (19.07%) Docker
2 13 (3.54%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.91%) vSphere
5 4 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) iptables
6 1 (0.27%) KVM
6 1 (0.27%) Postfix
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 99 (26.98%) Kubernetes
2 60 (16.35%) Terraform
3 33 (8.99%) Ansible
4 23 (6.27%) Consul
5 21 (5.72%) Puppet
6 17 (4.63%) Packer
7 8 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.18%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (2.18%) Sysdig
8 4 (1.09%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.82%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.54%) Rancher
11 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.27%) Kibana
11 1 (0.27%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (7.08%) Greenplum
2 17 (4.63%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.63%) VMware
3 11 (3.00%) Sparx
4 10 (2.72%) Oracle
5 9 (2.45%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.45%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.91%) Splunk
7 6 (1.63%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.36%) Google
8 5 (1.36%) SAP
9 3 (0.82%) Dell
9 3 (0.82%) Juniper
10 2 (0.54%) F5
10 2 (0.54%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.54%) IBM
10 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.27%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.27%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.27%) WSO2