Period
to 22 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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 Check (SC) Clearance
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 46 61
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 295 243 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.82% 4.70% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.95% 24.08% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 119 83
East of England median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £163 £133 £250
90th Percentile £596 £515 £523
England median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 15
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -55.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £10.58 £14.25 £12.30
90th Percentile £44.75 £47.25 £49.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year +87.17% -37.67% -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 985 1,009 957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.45% 19.54% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 512 555
East of England median daily rate £425 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £200 £179 £205
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 102 95
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -38.98% +37.21%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.50 £10.58
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.18 £47.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +6.25%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 22 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
Hertfordshire 0 139 £400 +14.29% 33
Essex +37 128 £500 +37.93% 17
Bedfordshire +11 12 £175 -52.38% 17
Cambridgeshire -15 12 £192 -35.95% 12
Norfolk +15 2 £133 -
Suffolk -9 2 £133 +19.56%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 East of England region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 295 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 81 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (20.34%) Linux
4 51 (17.29%) Windows
5 50 (16.95%) JIRA
6 45 (15.25%) SQL
7 44 (14.92%) Scrum
8 43 (14.58%) Java
9 42 (14.24%) Microsoft
10 41 (13.90%) Software Engineering
11 40 (13.56%) Migration
12 39 (13.22%) DevOps
13 38 (12.88%) Oracle
14 32 (10.85%) C#
15 30 (10.17%) TDD
15 30 (10.17%) Confluence
15 30 (10.17%) Git (software)
16 29 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
17 28 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (9.15%) Web Services
19 26 (8.81%) Test Automation
20 25 (8.47%) Degree
20 25 (8.47%) C++
21 24 (8.14%) Mathematics
22 23 (7.80%) BDD
22 23 (7.80%) SQL Server
22 23 (7.80%) MySQL
23 22 (7.46%) Cisco
24 21 (7.12%) Configuration Management
24 21 (7.12%) Unix

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 30 (10.17%) Confluence
2 9 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.05%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.37%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.37%) WildFly
4 5 (1.69%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.36%) Apache
5 4 (1.36%) JBoss
5 4 (1.36%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.02%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.34%) IIS
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.73%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.68%) Windchill
6 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.02%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.34%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.68%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.10%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.76%) Ethernet
2 17 (5.76%) Firewall
3 14 (4.75%) LAN
4 10 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (3.39%) Skype
5 9 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (2.71%) VPN
6 8 (2.71%) Wireless
7 7 (2.37%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (2.03%) DNS
8 6 (2.03%) Network Security
8 6 (2.03%) Wireshark
9 5 (1.69%) BGP
9 5 (1.69%) FWSM
9 5 (1.69%) OSPF
9 5 (1.69%) VLAN
9 5 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.36%) TACACS
10 4 (1.36%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.80%) MySQL
1 23 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.41%) Pentaho
4 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.05%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.71%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.37%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.69%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (1.69%) GIS
10 2 (0.68%) BODI
10 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.34%) HBase
11 1 (0.34%) Impala
11 1 (0.34%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 50 (16.95%) JIRA
2 30 (10.17%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.44%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.42%) Subversion
5 15 (5.08%) Eclipse
5 15 (5.08%) NetBeans
5 15 (5.08%) Visual Studio
6 10 (3.39%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (2.71%) Rational Rhapsody
8 6 (2.03%) GDB
8 6 (2.03%) JUnit
8 6 (2.03%) Rational Team Concert
8 6 (2.03%) Selenium
8 6 (2.03%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.36%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.02%) Hudson
10 3 (1.02%) LabVIEW
10 3 (1.02%) Robot Framework
10 3 (1.02%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
General
1 18 (6.10%) Aerospace
2 17 (5.76%) Military
3 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.69%) Finance
5 3 (1.02%) Retail
6 2 (0.68%) Electronics
6 2 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (14.92%) Developer
2 33 (11.19%) Analyst
3 19 (6.44%) SQL Developer
4 18 (6.10%) Data Migration Developer
4 18 (6.10%) ETL Developer
4 18 (6.10%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.42%) Network Engineer
6 15 (5.08%) Oracle Developer
6 15 (5.08%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 15 (5.08%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 15 (5.08%) SQL Server Developer
7 14 (4.75%) Architect
7 14 (4.75%) Consultant
8 13 (4.41%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.73%) Administrator
9 11 (3.73%) Deskside Engineer
9 11 (3.73%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 10 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.39%) Pentaho Developer
11 9 (3.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.15%) Web Services
2 17 (5.76%) .NET
3 15 (5.08%) ActiveX
3 15 (5.08%) DirectX
3 15 (5.08%) MFC
3 15 (5.08%) Node.js
3 15 (5.08%) OpenGL
3 15 (5.08%) Qt
3 15 (5.08%) XML
4 14 (4.75%) JSON
5 8 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (2.71%) Spring
6 7 (2.37%) Middleware
6 7 (2.37%) REST
7 6 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.69%) 802.1X
8 5 (1.69%) GWT
8 5 (1.69%) Spring Boot
8 5 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.08%) Reference Data
2 13 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.36%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.02%) PKI
5 3 (1.02%) PMI
5 3 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.68%) Clustering
6 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.34%) CESG
7 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.34%) Linux
2 51 (17.29%) Windows
3 21 (7.12%) Unix
4 10 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.69%) Solaris
6 4 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.68%) HPUX
8 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (14.92%) Scrum
3 41 (13.90%) Software Engineering
4 40 (13.56%) Migration
5 39 (13.22%) DevOps
6 30 (10.17%) TDD
7 28 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (8.81%) Test Automation
9 24 (8.14%) Mathematics
10 23 (7.80%) BDD
11 21 (7.12%) Configuration Management
11 21 (7.12%) Data Migration
12 19 (6.44%) ETL
12 19 (6.44%) Project Management
13 18 (6.10%) Risk Management
13 18 (6.10%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 17 (5.76%) User Stories
15 15 (5.08%) Data Mapping
15 15 (5.08%) PRINCE2
16 14 (4.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.25%) SQL
2 43 (14.58%) Java
3 32 (10.85%) C#
4 25 (8.47%) C++
5 20 (6.78%) C
6 17 (5.76%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.76%) Shell Script
7 16 (5.42%) PL/SQL
8 15 (5.08%) GLSL
8 15 (5.08%) HLSL
9 10 (3.39%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.03%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.02%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.02%) Java 8
12 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.68%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.68%) Korn
12 2 (0.68%) Perl
13 1 (0.34%) Python
13 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 295 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.47%) Degree
3 11 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.05%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.03%) CCNA
5 6 (2.03%) CCNP
5 6 (2.03%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.03%) PMP
6 5 (1.69%) MCP
7 4 (1.36%) ISEB
7 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.02%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.02%) CISSP
8 3 (1.02%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.68%) CNE
9 2 (0.68%) MCSE
9 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.68%) Novell Certification
9 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.05%) SLA
2 8 (2.71%) PMO
3 5 (1.69%) QA
4 4 (1.36%) Def Stans
4 4 (1.36%) ISO 9000
5 3 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.02%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.68%) GDPR
6 2 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.37%) Docker
3 6 (2.03%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (6.44%) Ansible
2 11 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (3.73%) Puppet
3 4 (1.36%) QRadar
3 4 (1.36%) SCCM
4 3 (1.02%) Terraform
5 2 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.68%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.68%) Kibana
5 2 (0.68%) logstash
5 2 (0.68%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.34%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.88%) Oracle
3 22 (7.46%) Cisco
4 15 (5.08%) Talend
5 13 (4.41%) Juniper
5 13 (4.41%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.41%) Remedy
6 12 (4.07%) CheckPoint
7 9 (3.05%) Atlassian
7 9 (3.05%) IBM
8 8 (2.71%) VMware
9 6 (2.03%) Blue Coat
9 6 (2.03%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.69%) Citrix
10 5 (1.69%) F5
10 5 (1.69%) HP
10 5 (1.69%) Lotus
10 5 (1.69%) NetApp
10 5 (1.69%) SAP
11 4 (1.36%) Informatica