The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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 Check (SC) Clearance
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 44 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.93% 2.52% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% 15.53% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £550 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +175.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £51.00 £30.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.21% -29.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £33.84
% change year-on-year -9.88% +27.06%  

SC 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 110 103 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.37% 16.25% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 43
Median daily rate £400 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £155 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 17
Median hourly rate £26.25 £57.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.34% +379.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Cambridgeshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +8 3 £590 +136.00% 5
Peterborough -8 1 £130 -25.71%
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) C
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (16.67%) JSP 440
4 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) RMADS
5 1 (8.33%) CESG
5 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
5 1 (8.33%) Snort
5 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Firmware
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) CMake
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) CyberArk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Splunk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) System Design Authority
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) WebSockets
1 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) JSP 440
2 1 (8.33%) HIPAA
2 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (8.33%) RMADS
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) Snort
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Becrypt
2 1 (8.33%) Capita
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) CyberArk
2 1 (8.33%) NetApp
2 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Tufin