Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 10 27
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 208 132 260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.56% 11.31% 6.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.11% 40.49% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 90 125
10th Percentile £357 £225 £179
25th Percentile £400 £323 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £456 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £531 £538
90th Percentile £574 £600 £600
England median daily rate £507 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.40% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 17
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.00 £10.58
25th Percentile £18.00 £15.44 £16.20
Median hourly rate £36.25 £47.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -23.68% +171.43% -
75th Percentile £56.50 £51.25 £17.75
90th Percentile £59.25 £55.25 £49.15
England median hourly rate £44.75 £44.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year +1.70% +1.73% +131.28%

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 576 326 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.70% 27.93% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 212 510
10th Percentile £268 £237 £200
25th Percentile £350 £316 £333
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £427 £453 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.64% +6.47% +3.03%
75th Percentile £538 £531 £525
90th Percentile £598 £600 £625
England median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 11 40
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.00 £12.86
25th Percentile £13.25 £17.19 £15.96
Median hourly rate £19.00 £47.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -60.00% +143.59% +11.43%
75th Percentile £46.50 £55.63 £46.50
90th Percentile £59.24 £64.50 £50.30
England median hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% -15.63% +77.50%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 0 147 £438 +62.04% 33
Essex -34 19 £494 -5.05% 25
Cambridgeshire -12 18 £464 +7.54% 1
Suffolk -3 11 £500 +14.29%
Bedfordshire -7 9 £523 +172.27% 5
Norfolk -10 4 £142 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 208 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (37.02%) Software Engineering
3 59 (28.37%) C++
4 43 (20.67%) Windows
4 43 (20.67%) Linux
5 41 (19.71%) Social Skills
6 40 (19.23%) Validation
7 39 (18.75%) Scrum
8 37 (17.79%) C
9 35 (16.83%) C#
9 35 (16.83%) Aerospace
10 34 (16.35%) Java
11 33 (15.87%) UML
11 33 (15.87%) Rational Rhapsody
12 32 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 29 (13.94%) Synthetic Environment
14 25 (12.02%) Simulink
14 25 (12.02%) Software Testing
15 24 (11.54%) Embedded Software Development
15 24 (11.54%) Degree
15 24 (11.54%) Unit Testing
15 24 (11.54%) Embedded C
16 23 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (11.06%) VMware
16 23 (11.06%) Military
16 23 (11.06%) Rational DOORS
17 22 (10.58%) OO
17 22 (10.58%) JavaScript
18 20 (9.62%) TCP/IP

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 6 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.40%) Confluence
2 5 (2.40%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 25 (12.02%) Simulink
2 14 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.40%) Stateflow
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.96%) Windchill
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.48%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Primavera
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.88%) AWS
2 5 (2.40%) Azure
3 4 (1.92%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 6 (2.88%) Intranet
3 6 (2.88%) Modbus
3 6 (2.88%) RS-422
3 6 (2.88%) RS-485
4 5 (2.40%) Firewall
5 4 (1.92%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.44%) BGP
6 3 (1.44%) Network Security
7 2 (0.96%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.96%) MPLS
7 2 (0.96%) SNMP
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.48%) DMVPN
8 1 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.48%) SDH
8 1 (0.48%) Skype
8 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (1.92%) Data Lake
4 4 (1.92%) MySQL
5 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.44%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.48%) Big Data
7 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.48%) GIS
7 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (15.87%) Rational Rhapsody
2 23 (11.06%) Rational DOORS
3 20 (9.62%) Git (software)
4 17 (8.17%) Eclipse
5 15 (7.21%) NetBeans
5 15 (7.21%) Visual Studio
6 11 (5.29%) Rational Team Concert
7 10 (4.81%) CppUnit
7 10 (4.81%) PVCS
8 9 (4.33%) Jenkins
8 9 (4.33%) JIRA
9 6 (2.88%) Maven
10 5 (2.40%) GitLab
11 4 (1.92%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.92%) JMeter
11 4 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.96%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.96%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (19.71%) Social Skills
2 35 (16.83%) Aerospace
3 23 (11.06%) Military
4 16 (7.69%) Presentation Skills
5 11 (5.29%) Retail
6 8 (3.85%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.37%) Electronics
7 7 (3.37%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.88%) Influencing Skills
9 5 (2.40%) Law
9 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.92%) Finance
11 3 (1.44%) Advertising
11 3 (1.44%) Banking
11 3 (1.44%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.48%) Automotive
13 1 (0.48%) French Language
13 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (19.23%) Software Engineer
2 28 (13.46%) Developer
3 25 (12.02%) Embedded Engineer
4 24 (11.54%) C Software Engineer
4 24 (11.54%) Embedded C Engineer
5 23 (11.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 22 (10.58%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 20 (9.62%) Analyst
8 14 (6.73%) C# Developer
8 14 (6.73%) C# Software Developer
8 14 (6.73%) Software Developer
9 13 (6.25%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 13 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
9 13 (6.25%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 13 (6.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) Ada Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.69%) Web Services
2 15 (7.21%) .NET
2 15 (7.21%) ActiveX
2 15 (7.21%) DirectX
2 15 (7.21%) MFC
2 15 (7.21%) Node.js
2 15 (7.21%) OpenGL
2 15 (7.21%) Qt
3 12 (5.77%) HTML
4 10 (4.81%) Spring Boot
5 9 (4.33%) XML
6 8 (3.85%) Spring
7 6 (2.88%) CSS
7 6 (2.88%) HTML5
7 6 (2.88%) RESTful
8 5 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.44%) JSON
9 3 (1.44%) Regular Expression
9 3 (1.44%) Spring WebFlux
10 2 (0.96%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.33%) Management Information System
1 9 (4.33%) User Experience
2 7 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.88%) Algorithms
3 6 (2.88%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (1.92%) VHDL
6 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.96%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Clustering
8 1 (0.48%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.48%) Optoelectronics
8 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.48%) Verilog
8 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.67%) Linux
1 43 (20.67%) Windows
2 7 (3.37%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.88%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.48%) CentOS
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
1 77 (37.02%) Software Engineering
2 40 (19.23%) Validation
3 39 (18.75%) Scrum
4 33 (15.87%) UML
5 29 (13.94%) Synthetic Environment
6 25 (12.02%) Software Testing
7 24 (11.54%) Embedded Software Development
7 24 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 23 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (10.58%) OO
10 20 (9.62%) Configuration Management
11 19 (9.13%) Migration
11 19 (9.13%) TDD
12 15 (7.21%) Mathematics
13 14 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (6.73%) DevOps
13 14 (6.73%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (6.73%) Test Automation
13 14 (6.73%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.37%) C++
2 37 (17.79%) C
3 35 (16.83%) C#
4 34 (16.35%) Java
5 24 (11.54%) Embedded C
6 22 (10.58%) JavaScript
7 18 (8.65%) Ada
8 15 (7.21%) GLSL
8 15 (7.21%) HLSL
8 15 (7.21%) SQL
9 13 (6.25%) Embedded C++
9 13 (6.25%) MATLAB
10 12 (5.77%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.40%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.40%) Python
12 4 (1.92%) Java 8
12 4 (1.92%) Perl
13 2 (0.96%) Ruby
13 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 208 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.54%) Degree
3 8 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.37%) CCNP
4 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 5 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (2.40%) MCSE
7 4 (1.92%) CISSP
7 4 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.92%) ISEB
8 3 (1.44%) CISM
8 3 (1.44%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.44%) MCP
8 3 (1.44%) PMP
9 2 (0.96%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.96%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.33%) SLA
2 5 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.96%) PMO
4 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.48%) ECSS
4 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) NCSC
4 1 (0.48%) NIST
4 1 (0.48%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.37%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.96%) XenApp
6 1 (0.48%) Docker
6 1 (0.48%) Firmware
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.48%) Varnish
6 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.85%) Ansible
2 7 (3.37%) SCCM
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.44%) Terraform
4 1 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.48%) Grafana
4 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.48%) Kibana
4 1 (0.48%) SCOM
4 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 32 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.06%) VMware
3 17 (8.17%) Oracle
4 13 (6.25%) IBM
5 8 (3.85%) Cisco
6 7 (3.37%) Citrix
7 6 (2.88%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.40%) Serena
9 4 (1.92%) Mentor Graphics
10 3 (1.44%) IFS
10 3 (1.44%) Juniper
11 2 (0.96%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.96%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.96%) BMC
11 2 (0.96%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.48%) CommVault
12 1 (0.48%) Nokia
12 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.48%) Remedy
12 1 (0.48%) Symantec