Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 662 496 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 36.02% 33.24% 21.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 86.65% 79.74% 67.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 321 121
South London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £352 £342 £363
90th Percentile £666 £700 £594
London median daily rate £510 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +4.08% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 7
South London median hourly rate £39.50 £47.83 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.42% - -8.32%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.06 £42.00
90th Percentile £47.06 £51.50 £50.00
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £22.35
% change year-on-year - -16.33% +24.17%

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 764 622 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 41.57% 41.69% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 402 201
South London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £331 £313
90th Percentile £663 £675 £594
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 12
South London median hourly rate £39.00 £47.50 £48.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.89% -2.08% -5.04%
10th Percentile £18.70 £13.25 £32.33
90th Percentile £47.05 £51.50 £50.00
London median hourly rate £22.93 £20.00 £19.37
% change year-on-year +14.65% +3.28% -3.18%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in South London

Security Cleared
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 18 November 2018. 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 0 589 £525 +5.00% 43
Kingston Upon Thames +20 16 £313 - 10
Merton +6 13 - - 8
Bromley -5 1 £433 - 1
Security Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 550 (83.08%) SC Cleared
2 262 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (32.78%) Java
3 217 (32.78%) DevOps
4 186 (28.10%) Kubernetes
5 184 (27.79%) Docker
6 139 (21.00%) Amazon AWS
7 129 (19.49%) Git (software)
8 125 (18.88%) Test Automation
9 118 (17.82%) Terraform
10 113 (17.07%) Linux
11 110 (16.62%) Ansible
12 105 (15.86%) JIRA
13 101 (15.26%) Java 8
14 93 (14.05%) Microservices
15 92 (13.90%) Jenkins
16 89 (13.44%) SonarQube
17 87 (13.14%) Groovy
18 85 (12.84%) Confluence
18 85 (12.84%) Puppet
19 80 (12.08%) Maven
20 79 (11.93%) REST
21 77 (11.63%) Hadoop
22 74 (11.18%) JUnit
23 73 (11.03%) Relational Database
24 70 (10.57%) RESTful
25 68 (10.27%) Unix
26 65 (9.82%) Java EE
27 64 (9.67%) OO
27 64 (9.67%) Scrum

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 85 (12.84%) Confluence
2 49 (7.40%) WildFly
3 24 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (3.63%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.87%) Apache Spark
4 19 (2.87%) WebLogic
5 17 (2.57%) Apache Solr
6 15 (2.27%) JBoss
7 11 (1.66%) nginx
8 9 (1.36%) Apache
8 9 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (1.36%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.21%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.06%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 139 (21.00%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.38%) GitHub
4 21 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (3.02%) Amazon S3
6 14 (2.11%) Office 365
6 14 (2.11%) PaaS
7 11 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.21%) IaaS
9 7 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.06%) npm
9 7 (1.06%) SaaS
10 6 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.76%) Route 53
12 4 (0.60%) Quay.io
13 3 (0.45%) Taleo
14 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.93%) Firewall
2 15 (2.27%) Kerberos
3 13 (1.96%) Unified Communications
4 9 (1.36%) Skype
4 9 (1.36%) VoIP
4 9 (1.36%) WAN
5 7 (1.06%) DNS
6 6 (0.91%) HTTP
6 6 (0.91%) Network Security
6 6 (0.91%) VPN
7 5 (0.76%) LAN
7 5 (0.76%) SMTP
7 5 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (0.60%) FTP
9 3 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.45%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.45%) IPsec
9 3 (0.45%) Wireless
9 3 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (11.63%) Hadoop
2 73 (11.03%) Relational Database
3 57 (8.61%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (7.55%) RDBMS
5 42 (6.34%) Big Data
6 26 (3.93%) HBase
7 15 (2.27%) SQL Server
8 11 (1.66%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.21%) MySQL
12 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.06%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.91%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.76%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.76%) Redis
15 4 (0.60%) OLTP
15 4 (0.60%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 129 (19.49%) Git (software)
2 105 (15.86%) JIRA
3 92 (13.90%) Jenkins
4 89 (13.44%) SonarQube
5 80 (12.08%) Maven
6 74 (11.18%) JUnit
7 60 (9.06%) Mockito
8 51 (7.70%) Liquibase
9 49 (7.40%) Checkstyle
9 49 (7.40%) Vagrant
10 44 (6.65%) Cucumber
10 44 (6.65%) GitLab
11 37 (5.59%) Selenium
12 26 (3.93%) Artifactory
13 16 (2.42%) IntelliJ
14 13 (1.96%) WebDriver
15 11 (1.66%) DbUnit
16 9 (1.36%) jMock
17 8 (1.21%) Bitbucket
17 8 (1.21%) Jasmine
General
1 37 (5.59%) Finance
2 14 (2.11%) Retail
3 13 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 12 (1.81%) Electronics
4 12 (1.81%) Marketing
4 12 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.91%) Law
6 2 (0.30%) Legal
6 2 (0.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.15%) Billing
7 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 191 (28.85%) Developer
2 152 (22.96%) Java Developer
3 90 (13.60%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 79 (11.93%) Consultant
5 69 (10.42%) Architect
6 57 (8.61%) DevOps Consultant
7 55 (8.31%) Kubernetes Consultant
8 49 (7.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 44 (6.65%) Analyst
10 27 (4.08%) Business Analyst
11 19 (2.87%) Developer in Test
11 19 (2.87%) Java Developer in Test
11 19 (2.87%) Test Automation Developer
12 18 (2.72%) Tester
13 16 (2.42%) Administrator
14 15 (2.27%) AWS Architect
14 15 (2.27%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
15 14 (2.11%) Project Manager
16 13 (1.96%) AWS DevOps
17 11 (1.66%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (11.93%) REST
2 70 (10.57%) RESTful
3 65 (9.82%) Java EE
4 59 (8.91%) Drools
5 56 (8.46%) Hibernate
6 51 (7.70%) JMS
7 49 (7.40%) JAX-RS
7 49 (7.40%) Lambda Expressions
7 49 (7.40%) Web Services
7 49 (7.40%) WireMock
8 46 (6.95%) Spring
9 35 (5.29%) Kafka
10 34 (5.14%) Spring Boot
11 28 (4.23%) Apache Camel
12 27 (4.08%) JSON
13 25 (3.78%) HTML
14 24 (3.63%) Oracle Fusion
15 22 (3.32%) CSS
16 21 (3.17%) XML
17 19 (2.87%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.46%) Linux Command Line
2 29 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.11%) NHS
6 11 (1.66%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.36%) PKI
8 8 (1.21%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.06%) User Experience
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Licensing
11 4 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.45%) CMDB
12 3 (0.45%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.45%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.45%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.30%) BYOD
13 2 (0.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.07%) Linux
2 68 (10.27%) Unix
3 51 (7.70%) VMS
4 34 (5.14%) Windows
5 26 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.32%) CentOS
7 12 (1.81%) CoreOS
8 10 (1.51%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.51%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.51%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) Solaris
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (32.78%) DevOps
3 125 (18.88%) Test Automation
4 93 (14.05%) Microservices
5 64 (9.67%) OO
5 64 (9.67%) Scrum
6 56 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (8.46%) Migration
7 52 (7.85%) Open Source
8 51 (7.70%) Dependency Injection
9 49 (7.40%) CQRS
9 49 (7.40%) Domain-Driven Design
9 49 (7.40%) ITIL
9 49 (7.40%) OOA/OOD
9 49 (7.40%) TDD
10 42 (6.34%) BDD
11 41 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (5.59%) Mentoring
13 35 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (5.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (32.78%) Java
2 101 (15.26%) Java 8
3 87 (13.14%) Groovy
4 49 (7.40%) JPQL
5 45 (6.80%) SQL
6 33 (4.98%) Python
7 26 (3.93%) JavaScript
8 21 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.27%) Go
9 15 (2.27%) Ruby
10 11 (1.66%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.21%) C#
11 8 (1.21%) Scala
12 7 (1.06%) ES6
13 4 (0.60%) Cypher
13 4 (0.60%) VBScript
14 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.15%) C++
15 1 (0.15%) Gremlin
15 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 550 (83.08%) SC Cleared
2 18 (2.72%) DV Cleared
3 9 (1.36%) CISSP
4 8 (1.21%) Degree
5 7 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.91%) CCNA
7 5 (0.76%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.76%) CCNP
7 5 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (0.60%) CISMP
8 4 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.45%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.30%) CCIE
10 2 (0.30%) CCIE Data Center
10 2 (0.30%) CISM
10 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.30%) MOS
10 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.38%) QA
2 12 (1.81%) GDPR
2 12 (1.81%) PMO
3 6 (0.91%) SLA
4 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.30%) COBIT
6 2 (0.30%) HL7
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) RMADS
7 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 184 (27.79%) Docker
2 29 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.42%) HDFS
5 8 (1.21%) vSphere
6 6 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.60%) Ceph
7 4 (0.60%) etcd
7 4 (0.60%) flannel
7 4 (0.60%) GlusterFS
7 4 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.60%) SkyDNS
8 3 (0.45%) NFS
8 3 (0.45%) Squid
9 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.30%) Postfix
9 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 186 (28.10%) Kubernetes
2 118 (17.82%) Terraform
3 110 (16.62%) Ansible
4 85 (12.84%) Puppet
5 58 (8.76%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.87%) Sysdig
7 14 (2.11%) Consul
8 11 (1.66%) HAProxy
8 11 (1.66%) Prometheus
9 9 (1.36%) Packer
10 8 (1.21%) Graphite
10 8 (1.21%) logstash
10 8 (1.21%) rkt
11 7 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (1.06%) Kibana
11 7 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.91%) SCCM
12 6 (0.91%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 61 (9.21%) Oracle
2 35 (5.29%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.68%) VMware
4 20 (3.02%) SAP
5 19 (2.87%) Cisco
6 15 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 14 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 12 (1.81%) Adobe
9 10 (1.51%) IBM
10 8 (1.21%) AlienVault
10 8 (1.21%) Splunk
11 7 (1.06%) NetApp
12 5 (0.76%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.76%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.76%) Citrix
12 5 (0.76%) Google
13 4 (0.60%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.60%) EMC
13 4 (0.60%) Greenplum
13 4 (0.60%) SolarWinds