Period
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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 18 August 2022 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 14 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +20
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 284 203 172
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 11.41% 8.97% 11.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.67% 38.67% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 77 114
10th Percentile £358 £354 £259
25th Percentile £438 £400 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £538
90th Percentile £660 £575 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 31 10
10th Percentile £19.06 - £14.75
25th Percentile £20.00 £15.50 £14.81
Median hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £28.13
Median % change year-on-year +163.16% -32.44% +60.71%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.61 £48.61
90th Percentile £65.38 £56.50 £54.13
England median hourly rate £56.00 £39.92 £42.00
% change year-on-year +40.30% -4.96% -1.18%

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 754 525 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.29% 23.21% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 243 255
10th Percentile £221 £242 £237
25th Percentile £363 £350 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £427 £450
Median % change year-on-year +17.10% -5.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £578 £538 £525
90th Percentile £680 £600 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 82 16
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £14.75 £13.25 £14.94
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -56.57% +150.00%
75th Percentile £55.00 £45.81 £58.06
90th Percentile £62.00 £57.40 £62.32
England median hourly rate £45.00 £29.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year +51.90% -15.36% -7.28%

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +1 164 £500 +11.11% 33
Cambridgeshire +13 59 £518 +11.59% 7
Essex +17 34 £550 +7.32% 9
Bedfordshire -2 20 £475 -9.21% 2
Suffolk -5 7 £670 +78.67%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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.

1 284 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 79 (27.82%) Agile
3 72 (25.35%) Linux
4 63 (22.18%) Social Skills
5 60 (21.13%) Windows
6 59 (20.77%) Microsoft
7 57 (20.07%) Software Engineering
8 50 (17.61%) Aerospace
8 50 (17.61%) Validation
9 47 (16.55%) Incident Management
9 47 (16.55%) Customer Service
10 45 (15.85%) C++
11 44 (15.49%) Retail
12 37 (13.03%) Java
13 34 (11.97%) TCP/IP
14 33 (11.62%) C
15 29 (10.21%) Scrum
15 29 (10.21%) Synthetic Environment
15 29 (10.21%) CI/CD
16 28 (9.86%) Public Sector
16 28 (9.86%) Verification and Validation
16 28 (9.86%) C#
16 28 (9.86%) Ethernet
16 28 (9.86%) Visualisation
17 27 (9.51%) Python
17 27 (9.51%) Eclipse
17 27 (9.51%) Visual Studio
17 27 (9.51%) Presentation Skills
18 26 (9.15%) Degree
18 26 (9.15%) JIRA

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 9 (3.17%) Confluence
2 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.06%) CMS
3 3 (1.06%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.70%) Apache
4 2 (0.70%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) Drupal
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (5.99%) Simulink
2 11 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.70%) CATIA
5 2 (0.70%) Windchill
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Primavera
2 1 (0.35%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.34%) AWS
2 8 (2.82%) Amazon EKS
2 8 (2.82%) Azure
2 8 (2.82%) Serverless
3 6 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.11%) Amazon S3
3 6 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (1.06%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.70%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (0.70%) GCP
5 2 (0.70%) SaaS
5 2 (0.70%) Tricentis Tosca
6 1 (0.35%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (0.35%) npm
6 1 (0.35%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.97%) TCP/IP
2 28 (9.86%) Ethernet
3 18 (6.34%) WAN
4 16 (5.63%) Firewall
5 14 (4.93%) LAN
6 13 (4.58%) DNS
7 7 (2.46%) VPN
8 6 (2.11%) BGP
8 6 (2.11%) VoIP
9 5 (1.76%) IPsec
9 5 (1.76%) Junos
9 5 (1.76%) Wireless
10 4 (1.41%) Network Security
10 4 (1.41%) OSPF
10 4 (1.41%) SCCP
11 3 (1.06%) DHCP
11 3 (1.06%) Internet
11 3 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.06%) MPLS
11 3 (1.06%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.06%) Power BI
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.70%) MySQL
4 2 (0.70%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.35%) DB2
5 1 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.35%) GIS
5 1 (0.35%) Impala
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (9.51%) Eclipse
1 27 (9.51%) Visual Studio
2 26 (9.15%) JIRA
3 14 (4.93%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (3.87%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.52%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.52%) GitLab
5 10 (3.52%) Rational Rhapsody
6 7 (2.46%) NetBeans
7 6 (2.11%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.06%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.70%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.35%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.35%) Gradle
10 1 (0.35%) JUnit
10 1 (0.35%) LSMW
10 1 (0.35%) Maven
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 63 (22.18%) Social Skills
2 50 (17.61%) Aerospace
3 44 (15.49%) Retail
4 28 (9.86%) Public Sector
5 27 (9.51%) Presentation Skills
6 25 (8.80%) Military
7 13 (4.58%) Telecoms
8 12 (4.23%) Electronics
9 11 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.11%) Finance
11 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.35%) Automotive
13 1 (0.35%) Games
13 1 (0.35%) Law
13 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (13.38%) Analyst
2 37 (13.03%) Software Engineer
3 27 (9.51%) C++ Software Engineer
4 24 (8.45%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (8.45%) Service Analyst
4 24 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (7.04%) C# Software Engineer
6 17 (5.99%) Project Manager
7 16 (5.63%) Architect
8 14 (4.93%) Network Engineer
8 14 (4.93%) Test Engineer
9 12 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.87%) Product Engineer
10 11 (3.87%) Scrum Master
11 9 (3.17%) Data Engineer
11 9 (3.17%) Product Test Engineer
12 8 (2.82%) Developer
13 7 (2.46%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.58%) .NET
2 10 (3.52%) Web Services
3 8 (2.82%) Node.js
3 8 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (2.46%) ActiveX
4 7 (2.46%) DirectX
4 7 (2.46%) MFC
4 7 (2.46%) OpenGL
4 7 (2.46%) Qt
4 7 (2.46%) XML
5 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET Core
5 6 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.41%) React
6 4 (1.41%) Spring
7 3 (1.06%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.06%) CSS
7 3 (1.06%) HTML
7 3 (1.06%) REST
7 3 (1.06%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.28%) FPGA
2 12 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.87%) ASIC
4 8 (2.82%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (1.41%) VHDL
7 3 (1.06%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.06%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 72 (25.35%) Linux
2 60 (21.13%) Windows
3 12 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.41%) Unix
5 2 (0.70%) Solaris
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Debian
6 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (27.82%) Agile
2 57 (20.07%) Software Engineering
3 50 (17.61%) Validation
4 47 (16.55%) Customer Service
4 47 (16.55%) Incident Management
5 29 (10.21%) CI/CD
5 29 (10.21%) Scrum
5 29 (10.21%) Synthetic Environment
6 28 (9.86%) Verification and Validation
6 28 (9.86%) Visualisation
7 24 (8.45%) Mathematics
8 23 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (6.69%) DevOps
10 18 (6.34%) ITIL
10 18 (6.34%) Unit Testing
11 17 (5.99%) Coaching
12 16 (5.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (5.63%) Project Management
12 16 (5.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.85%) C++
2 37 (13.03%) Java
3 33 (11.62%) C
4 28 (9.86%) C#
5 27 (9.51%) Python
6 18 (6.34%) MATLAB
7 12 (4.23%) SQL
8 11 (3.87%) JavaScript
9 9 (3.17%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.46%) GLSL
10 7 (2.46%) HLSL
10 7 (2.46%) Perl
10 7 (2.46%) Tcl
11 6 (2.11%) Groovy
11 6 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.41%) Bash
13 1 (0.35%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 284 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.15%) Degree
3 24 (8.45%) MCP
4 12 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.82%) CISSP
7 6 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.11%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.76%) PMP
9 4 (1.41%) CCNA
10 2 (0.70%) CCIE
10 2 (0.70%) CEH
10 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.70%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.35%) APMP
11 1 (0.35%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.23%) QA
2 10 (3.52%) PMO
3 7 (2.46%) Def Stans
4 4 (1.41%) RMADS
5 3 (1.06%) SLA
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.70%) NCSC
7 1 (0.35%) AQAP
7 1 (0.35%) HL7
7 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.93%) Docker
3 9 (3.17%) Firmware
4 7 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.46%) vSphere
5 2 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (0.70%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.35%) Postfix
6 1 (0.35%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.93%) Ansible
1 14 (4.93%) Terraform
2 11 (3.87%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.11%) Packer
4 2 (0.70%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.70%) QRadar
4 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.35%) SCCM
5 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (20.77%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.45%) Sun
3 21 (7.39%) IBM
4 16 (5.63%) Oracle
5 14 (4.93%) Cisco
6 10 (3.52%) Juniper
7 9 (3.17%) VMware
8 7 (2.46%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.11%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.76%) Splunk
11 4 (1.41%) HP
11 4 (1.41%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.41%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.41%) SAP
12 3 (1.06%) Citrix
12 3 (1.06%) Darktrace
12 3 (1.06%) FireEye
12 3 (1.06%) Palo Alto
13 2 (0.70%) CyberArk
13 2 (0.70%) Denodo