Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 580 658 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 34.59% 37.41% 27.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 87.22% 83.19% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 449 127
South London median daily rate £525 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.95% +3.89%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £383
90th Percentile £635 £688 £594
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 13
South London median hourly rate £43.09 £47.83 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.91% +1.77% -1.74%
10th Percentile £35.63 £14.06 £39.50
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.83 £49.84
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.50
% change year-on-year +87.17% -50.13% +112.77%

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 665 791 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 39.65% 44.97% 37.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 528 197
South London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £351 £338 £321
90th Percentile £641 £688 £594
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 18
South London median hourly rate £41.13 £47.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% +1.06% -6.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.20 £31.25
90th Percentile £47.09 £48.38 £50.00
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50% -2.44%

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

Security Cleared
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 January 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 18 January 2019.

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 January 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 0 529 £525 +5.00% 17
Kingston Upon Thames +15 21 £321 - 10
Merton +9 19 - - 10
Sutton +3 1 £475 -
Security Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 476 (82.07%) SC Cleared
2 225 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (33.28%) DevOps
4 163 (28.10%) Kubernetes
5 160 (27.59%) Docker
6 151 (26.03%) Java
7 121 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
8 117 (20.17%) Terraform
9 105 (18.10%) Linux
10 104 (17.93%) Git (software)
11 102 (17.59%) Ansible
12 89 (15.34%) Test Automation
13 88 (15.17%) Puppet
14 83 (14.31%) JIRA
15 81 (13.97%) Jenkins
16 78 (13.45%) Groovy
17 76 (13.10%) Oracle
18 70 (12.07%) Migration
18 70 (12.07%) Confluence
19 69 (11.90%) Java 8
20 66 (11.38%) SonarQube
21 65 (11.21%) Hadoop
22 61 (10.52%) Maven
23 59 (10.17%) PostgreSQL
24 58 (10.00%) ITIL
25 57 (9.83%) Opscode Chef
26 55 (9.48%) Relational Database
26 55 (9.48%) REST
27 51 (8.79%) Microservices
27 51 (8.79%) Open Source

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 70 (12.07%) Confluence
2 32 (5.52%) WildFly
3 20 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (3.10%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.41%) JBoss
5 14 (2.41%) nginx
6 11 (1.90%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.55%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
9 7 (1.21%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.21%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.86%) Apache
11 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.52%) CMS
12 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.34%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (2.07%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (0.69%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 121 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (5.17%) GitHub
4 24 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (3.62%) Amazon S3
6 14 (2.41%) Amazon ELB
6 14 (2.41%) PaaS
7 13 (2.24%) Office 365
8 12 (2.07%) IaaS
9 11 (1.90%) Route 53
10 8 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.21%) SaaS
12 5 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.86%) G Suite
13 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.52%) Quay.io
14 3 (0.52%) Taleo
15 2 (0.34%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.97%) Firewall
2 9 (1.55%) DNS
2 9 (1.55%) Kerberos
2 9 (1.55%) WAN
3 8 (1.38%) Skype
4 7 (1.21%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.86%) HTTP
5 5 (0.86%) SMTP
5 5 (0.86%) VPN
6 4 (0.69%) DMZ
6 4 (0.69%) FTP
6 4 (0.69%) LAN
6 4 (0.69%) Network Security
6 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.52%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.52%) VLAN
7 3 (0.52%) VoIP
7 3 (0.52%) Wireless
7 3 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.21%) Hadoop
2 59 (10.17%) PostgreSQL
3 55 (9.48%) Relational Database
4 33 (5.69%) RDBMS
5 30 (5.17%) Big Data
6 18 (3.10%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (2.59%) HBase
7 15 (2.59%) SQL Server
8 13 (2.24%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.72%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.38%) MySQL
10 8 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.21%) Neo4j
11 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (0.86%) Spotfire
13 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 104 (17.93%) Git (software)
2 83 (14.31%) JIRA
3 81 (13.97%) Jenkins
4 66 (11.38%) SonarQube
5 61 (10.52%) Maven
6 50 (8.62%) JUnit
7 40 (6.90%) Mockito
8 34 (5.86%) Cucumber
8 34 (5.86%) GitLab
9 31 (5.34%) Checkstyle
9 31 (5.34%) Liquibase
9 31 (5.34%) Selenium
9 31 (5.34%) Vagrant
10 29 (5.00%) Artifactory
11 10 (1.72%) IntelliJ
11 10 (1.72%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.55%) DbUnit
13 8 (1.38%) Gradle
14 7 (1.21%) Bitbucket
14 7 (1.21%) jMock
General
1 43 (7.41%) Finance
2 21 (3.62%) Law
3 15 (2.59%) Retail
4 8 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.21%) Electronics
5 7 (1.21%) Marketing
5 7 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 138 (23.79%) Developer
2 102 (17.59%) Java Developer
3 80 (13.79%) Consultant
4 59 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (9.48%) Analyst
5 55 (9.48%) DevOps Consultant
5 55 (9.48%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 54 (9.31%) Kubernetes Consultant
7 48 (8.28%) Architect
8 37 (6.38%) Business Analyst
9 25 (4.31%) AWS Engineer
10 24 (4.14%) AWS DevOps
11 23 (3.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 22 (3.79%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 17 (2.93%) Tester
14 16 (2.76%) Administrator
15 14 (2.41%) AWS Architect
15 14 (2.41%) Developer in Test
15 14 (2.41%) Java Developer in Test
15 14 (2.41%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.48%) REST
2 48 (8.28%) RESTful
3 37 (6.38%) Java EE
4 36 (6.21%) Hibernate
5 35 (6.03%) Drools
5 35 (6.03%) Web Services
6 33 (5.69%) JMS
7 31 (5.34%) JAX-RS
7 31 (5.34%) Lambda Expressions
7 31 (5.34%) WireMock
8 29 (5.00%) Kafka
9 28 (4.83%) Spring
10 26 (4.48%) Oracle Fusion
11 18 (3.10%) HTML
11 18 (3.10%) Spring Boot
12 17 (2.93%) CSS
13 16 (2.76%) Apache Camel
14 15 (2.59%) JSON
15 14 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (2.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.38%) Linux Command Line
2 26 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.10%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.24%) NHS
6 9 (1.55%) User Experience
7 8 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.86%) Oracle Licensing
9 4 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.69%) PKI
10 3 (0.52%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.52%) BYOD
10 3 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.34%) e-Health
11 2 (0.34%) EPoS
11 2 (0.34%) LIMS
11 2 (0.34%) PACS
12 1 (0.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 105 (18.10%) Linux
2 47 (8.10%) Unix
3 33 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (5.69%) VMS
3 33 (5.69%) Windows
4 23 (3.97%) CentOS
5 10 (1.72%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.55%) CoreOS
6 9 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.21%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (33.28%) DevOps
3 89 (15.34%) Test Automation
4 70 (12.07%) Migration
5 58 (10.00%) ITIL
6 51 (8.79%) Microservices
6 51 (8.79%) Open Source
7 44 (7.59%) OO
7 44 (7.59%) Scrum
8 43 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (6.72%) Configuration Management
11 32 (5.52%) Dependency Injection
11 32 (5.52%) Mentoring
11 32 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (5.52%) Service Management
12 31 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 31 (5.34%) CQRS
12 31 (5.34%) Domain-Driven Design
12 31 (5.34%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 151 (26.03%) Java
2 78 (13.45%) Groovy
3 69 (11.90%) Java 8
4 46 (7.93%) Python
5 45 (7.76%) SQL
6 31 (5.34%) JPQL
7 30 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 16 (2.76%) Ruby
9 13 (2.24%) Go
10 12 (2.07%) C#
10 12 (2.07%) JavaScript
10 12 (2.07%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.38%) Scala
12 5 (0.86%) C++
12 5 (0.86%) Cypher
13 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.52%) Ada
14 3 (0.52%) VBScript
15 2 (0.34%) Perl
15 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 476 (82.07%) SC Cleared
2 18 (3.10%) Degree
3 14 (2.41%) DV Cleared
4 10 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.69%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.52%) MOS
8 3 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CEH
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CISSP
10 1 (0.17%) MCITP
10 1 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.14%) QA
2 12 (2.07%) PMO
3 2 (0.34%) GDPR
3 2 (0.34%) HL7
4 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 160 (27.59%) Docker
2 26 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.38%) HDFS
4 8 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.03%) vSphere
6 3 (0.52%) Ceph
6 3 (0.52%) etcd
6 3 (0.52%) flannel
6 3 (0.52%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.52%) SkyDNS
6 3 (0.52%) Squid
7 2 (0.34%) iptables
7 2 (0.34%) KVM
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 163 (28.10%) Kubernetes
2 117 (20.17%) Terraform
3 102 (17.59%) Ansible
4 88 (15.17%) Puppet
5 57 (9.83%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (3.45%) Sysdig
7 14 (2.41%) Consul
8 10 (1.72%) HAProxy
8 10 (1.72%) Packer
8 10 (1.72%) Prometheus
9 7 (1.21%) Graphite
9 7 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (1.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (1.21%) rkt
10 6 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (1.03%) SCCM
11 5 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.86%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.86%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.69%) logstash
Vendors
1 76 (13.10%) Oracle
2 30 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.83%) VMware
4 18 (3.10%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.59%) Adobe
5 15 (2.59%) SAP
6 9 (1.55%) Cisco
6 9 (1.55%) IBM
7 8 (1.38%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.21%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.03%) Juniper
9 6 (1.03%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.86%) AlienVault
10 5 (0.86%) Dell
10 5 (0.86%) Google
11 4 (0.69%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.69%) Citrix
11 4 (0.69%) Greenplum
11 4 (0.69%) NetApp
11 4 (0.69%) Riverbed