Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 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
London > South London
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 401 575 665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 41.09% 34.43% 37.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 87.36% 86.47% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 386 454
South London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £400 £366 £356
90th Percentile £630 £625 £688
London median daily rate £511 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 17
South London median hourly rate £47.83 £42.27 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.17% -11.63% +1.77%
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +87.17% -

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 459 665 801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 47.03% 39.82% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 458 535
South London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £338
90th Percentile £638 £638 £688
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 26
South London median hourly rate £47.67 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.16% -15.79% +1.06%
10th Percentile £23.10 £35.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.09 £48.29
London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% +34.94% +2.17%

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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

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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 25 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in South London

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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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 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
Croydon 0 365 £521 -0.76% 29
Merton -10 8 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -11 8 - -
Sutton +2 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
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London

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 South London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 344 (85.79%) SC Cleared
2 198 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (39.15%) DevOps
4 153 (38.15%) AWS
5 117 (29.18%) Java
6 101 (25.19%) Kubernetes
7 91 (22.69%) Jenkins
8 90 (22.44%) Docker
9 87 (21.70%) Python
9 87 (21.70%) Public Sector
10 75 (18.70%) Git (software)
11 63 (15.71%) JIRA
11 63 (15.71%) Terraform
12 61 (15.21%) SQL
12 61 (15.21%) Linux
13 60 (14.96%) Spring
13 60 (14.96%) Migration
14 57 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
14 57 (14.21%) Ansible
15 53 (13.22%) Confluence
16 51 (12.72%) Microservices
17 50 (12.47%) Scrum
18 46 (11.47%) Java 8
19 45 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
20 44 (10.97%) Test Automation
21 43 (10.72%) Azure
22 39 (9.73%) TDD
23 38 (9.48%) Kafka
24 37 (9.23%) GitLab
24 37 (9.23%) Open Source

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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 53 (13.22%) Confluence
2 23 (5.74%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (4.49%) nginx
4 12 (2.99%) Apache
4 12 (2.99%) JBoss
4 12 (2.99%) Red Hat Fuse
4 12 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.49%) MQSeries
6 8 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.00%) Camunda
8 3 (0.75%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.25%) Jetty
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.25%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 153 (38.15%) AWS
2 43 (10.72%) Azure
3 32 (7.98%) GitHub
4 24 (5.99%) Amazon S3
5 21 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (4.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (3.24%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (1.50%) GCP
9 6 (1.50%) Route 53
10 5 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.25%) npm
10 5 (1.25%) Office 365
10 5 (1.25%) PaaS
10 5 (1.25%) SaaS
10 5 (1.25%) Slack
11 4 (1.00%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.75%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.24%) Firewall
2 13 (3.24%) DNS
3 9 (2.24%) WAN
4 8 (2.00%) SAN
5 6 (1.50%) Network Security
5 6 (1.50%) VPN
6 5 (1.25%) HTTP
7 4 (1.00%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.00%) LAN
7 4 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.75%) DHCP
8 3 (0.75%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.75%) Internet
9 1 (0.25%) DSL
9 1 (0.25%) FTP
9 1 (0.25%) IMAP
9 1 (0.25%) SMTP
9 1 (0.25%) SSH
9 1 (0.25%) SSL
9 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (5.99%) Amazon Redshift
3 22 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.49%) SQL Server
6 15 (3.74%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (3.74%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.00%) Big Data
8 6 (1.50%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.25%) MySQL
10 4 (1.00%) MariaDB
10 4 (1.00%) Power BI
11 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.75%) HBase
11 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.25%) DataStage
13 1 (0.25%) Flink
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 91 (22.69%) Jenkins
2 75 (18.70%) Git (software)
3 63 (15.71%) JIRA
4 37 (9.23%) GitLab
4 37 (9.23%) JUnit
5 36 (8.98%) Cucumber
6 33 (8.23%) Maven
7 29 (7.23%) Mockito
8 26 (6.48%) Artifactory
9 19 (4.74%) Selenium
9 19 (4.74%) SonarQube
10 14 (3.49%) webpack
11 13 (3.24%) DbUnit
11 13 (3.24%) Grunt
11 13 (3.24%) gulp
11 13 (3.24%) jMock
12 10 (2.49%) git-flow
13 8 (2.00%) Gradle
14 7 (1.75%) WebDriver
15 6 (1.50%) JMeter
General
1 87 (21.70%) Public Sector
2 21 (5.24%) Law
3 11 (2.74%) Marketing
4 10 (2.49%) Police
5 9 (2.24%) Finance
6 6 (1.50%) Publishing
6 6 (1.50%) Retail
7 5 (1.25%) Electronics
7 5 (1.25%) Legal
7 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (26.43%) Developer
2 75 (18.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 73 (18.20%) Java Developer
4 43 (10.72%) AWS DevOps
5 39 (9.73%) Architect
5 39 (9.73%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 29 (7.23%) AWS Engineer
7 28 (6.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 25 (6.23%) Analyst
9 22 (5.49%) AWS Developer
10 20 (4.99%) DBA
11 19 (4.74%) Business Analyst
12 16 (3.99%) DevOps Developer
13 15 (3.74%) Administrator
14 14 (3.49%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
15 12 (2.99%) Applications Architect
15 12 (2.99%) AWS Architect
15 12 (2.99%) Consultant
16 11 (2.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 11 (2.74%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (14.96%) Spring
2 38 (9.48%) Kafka
3 36 (8.98%) REST
4 29 (7.23%) Web Services
5 28 (6.98%) Apache Camel
6 25 (6.23%) Elastic Stack
6 25 (6.23%) RESTful
7 21 (5.24%) CSS
7 21 (5.24%) Hibernate
7 21 (5.24%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (4.99%) Node.js
9 19 (4.74%) Spring Boot
9 19 (4.74%) XML
10 18 (4.49%) AngularJS
10 18 (4.49%) JSON
11 17 (4.24%) ActiveMQ
11 17 (4.24%) HTML
12 16 (3.99%) HTML5
13 15 (3.74%) SOAP
14 14 (3.49%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.74%) Cloud Native
1 19 (4.74%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.24%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.50%) NHS
5 6 (1.50%) PKI
5 6 (1.50%) Replication
6 5 (1.25%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.25%) Semantic Web
6 5 (1.25%) User Experience
7 3 (0.75%) Blog
7 3 (0.75%) Fibre Optics
7 3 (0.75%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.25%) Derivative
9 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.25%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.21%) Linux
2 22 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (4.99%) Windows
4 15 (3.74%) CentOS
5 9 (2.24%) Ubuntu
5 9 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.00%) Android
6 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.00%) CoreOS
6 4 (1.00%) Unix
7 3 (0.75%) SUSE
7 3 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Debian
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (39.15%) DevOps
3 60 (14.96%) Migration
4 57 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (12.72%) Microservices
6 50 (12.47%) Scrum
7 44 (10.97%) Test Automation
8 39 (9.73%) TDD
9 37 (9.23%) Open Source
10 33 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (6.98%) BDD
11 28 (6.98%) Configuration Management
11 28 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (6.73%) Functional Programming
13 26 (6.48%) Project Management
14 24 (5.99%) Workflow
15 21 (5.24%) Project Delivery
16 20 (4.99%) Software Engineering
17 19 (4.74%) Infrastructure as Code
18 18 (4.49%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 117 (29.18%) Java
2 87 (21.70%) Python
3 61 (15.21%) SQL
4 46 (11.47%) Java 8
5 36 (8.98%) Bash Shell
6 27 (6.73%) Groovy
7 24 (5.99%) Go
8 16 (3.99%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.99%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.49%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.49%) Ruby
11 9 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.00%) C
13 7 (1.75%) C#
14 4 (1.00%) ES6
14 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.75%) ANSI SQL
15 3 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.75%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 344 (85.79%) SC Cleared
2 10 (2.49%) MCSA
2 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.75%) AWS Certification
3 7 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.50%) CISSP
4 6 (1.50%) Degree
5 4 (1.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.00%) CCSP
5 4 (1.00%) CRISC
5 4 (1.00%) GIAC
6 3 (0.75%) CCDA
6 3 (0.75%) CCNA
6 3 (0.75%) CCNP
6 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.75%) JNCIA
6 3 (0.75%) JNCIP
6 3 (0.75%) JNCIS
6 3 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.24%) PMO
2 10 (2.49%) NCSC
2 10 (2.49%) WCAG
3 7 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.50%) NIST
5 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (0.75%) COBIT
6 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.50%) QA
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) GDPR
8 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 90 (22.44%) Docker
2 13 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 8 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.50%) KVM
5 5 (1.25%) iptables
5 5 (1.25%) Postfix
5 5 (1.25%) vSphere
6 3 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 101 (25.19%) Kubernetes
2 63 (15.71%) Terraform
3 57 (14.21%) Ansible
4 36 (8.98%) Puppet
5 22 (5.49%) Consul
6 21 (5.24%) Packer
7 11 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.24%) Kibana
9 7 (1.75%) logstash
9 7 (1.75%) Sysdig
10 6 (1.50%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.25%) yum
12 4 (1.00%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.50%) Istio
13 2 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.50%) Rancher
13 2 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (5.24%) Greenplum
1 21 (5.24%) VMware
2 18 (4.49%) Oracle
3 17 (4.24%) Red Hat
4 15 (3.74%) Microsoft
5 14 (3.49%) Axway
6 12 (2.99%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.74%) Sybase
8 10 (2.49%) MuleSoft
9 9 (2.24%) Hortonworks
10 6 (1.50%) SAP
11 4 (1.00%) Sparx
11 4 (1.00%) Splunk
12 3 (0.75%) Dell
12 3 (0.75%) Fortinet
12 3 (0.75%) Juniper
12 3 (0.75%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.50%) Google
13 2 (0.50%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.25%) AlienVault