Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4 +19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 187 212 290
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 13.17% 5.87% 6.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.40% 25.57% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 94 143
Median daily rate £415 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -15.79% +38.18%
10th Percentile £180 £184 £190
90th Percentile £585 £563 £588
England median daily rate £485 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 34
Median hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.73% -12.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.30 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.75 £48.83 £61.92
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.42 £37.55
% change year-on-year +17.87% +12.97% +100.80%

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 403 829 927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.38% 22.96% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 476 477
Median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +13.33%
10th Percentile £167 £200 £200
90th Percentile £659 £625 £575
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 71
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.37 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.50% +10.69% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.52 £12.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year +23.08% +29.38% +18.07%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +11 96 £288 +29.50% 24
Essex +6 58 £450 -14.29% 10
Cambridgeshire +30 25 £335 -21.18% 3
Bedfordshire +16 5 - - 2
Suffolk +15 2 £500 +78.57%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 187 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (18.18%) Windows
4 26 (13.90%) Java
4 26 (13.90%) DevOps
5 25 (13.37%) ITIL
6 24 (12.83%) C++
6 24 (12.83%) Software Engineering
7 23 (12.30%) Scrum
7 23 (12.30%) Linux
8 21 (11.23%) Military
8 21 (11.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 20 (10.70%) C
9 20 (10.70%) Microsoft
10 19 (10.16%) VHDL
10 19 (10.16%) Validation
11 18 (9.63%) Telecoms
11 18 (9.63%) AWS
11 18 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (9.63%) Public Sector
12 14 (7.49%) Configuration Management
12 14 (7.49%) Cisco
12 14 (7.49%) Ethernet
12 14 (7.49%) Aerospace
13 13 (6.95%) Migration
13 13 (6.95%) DV Cleared
13 13 (6.95%) Mathematics
13 13 (6.95%) JIRA
13 13 (6.95%) Ansible
14 12 (6.42%) Microservices

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 4 (2.14%) Confluence
1 4 (2.14%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.60%) IIS
3 2 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (3.74%) Simulink
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.63%) AWS
2 9 (4.81%) Office 365
3 8 (4.28%) Azure
4 5 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.67%) IaaS
5 4 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (2.14%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (2.14%) GitHub
6 3 (1.60%) Azure Stack
6 3 (1.60%) PaaS
6 3 (1.60%) SaaS
7 2 (1.07%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.07%) GCP
8 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.53%) Trello
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.49%) Ethernet
2 8 (4.28%) LAN
2 8 (4.28%) Skype
2 8 (4.28%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.28%) WAN
3 7 (3.74%) DWDM
3 7 (3.74%) SDH
4 6 (3.21%) Firewall
4 6 (3.21%) VoIP
4 6 (3.21%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.67%) Wireless
6 3 (1.60%) DNS
6 3 (1.60%) Modbus
6 3 (1.60%) Network Security
6 3 (1.60%) RS-422
6 3 (1.60%) RS-485
7 2 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.07%) DHCP
7 2 (1.07%) VPN
8 1 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.74%) Pentaho
2 5 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.14%) Big Data
4 3 (1.60%) MySQL
5 2 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.07%) GIS
5 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.53%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.53%) Ingres
6 1 (0.53%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.53%) MS Access
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (6.95%) JIRA
2 12 (6.42%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.35%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.74%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.74%) GitLab
4 7 (3.74%) NetBeans
4 7 (3.74%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (2.67%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.60%) JUnit
6 3 (1.60%) Maven
6 3 (1.60%) Mockito
7 2 (1.07%) DbUnit
7 2 (1.07%) jMock
7 2 (1.07%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.53%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.53%) JMeter
8 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (11.23%) Military
2 18 (9.63%) Public Sector
2 18 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.49%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.21%) Retail
5 5 (2.67%) Law
6 3 (1.60%) Electronics
6 3 (1.60%) Finance
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (16.58%) Analyst
2 17 (9.09%) Developer
3 14 (7.49%) Architect
3 14 (7.49%) Design Engineer
4 13 (6.95%) FPGA Engineer
4 13 (6.95%) Software Engineer
5 11 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 10 (5.35%) C Software Engineer
7 9 (4.81%) Deskside Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Consultant
8 8 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Security Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.74%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) FPGA Design Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.42%) Web Services
2 11 (5.88%) Node.js
3 8 (4.28%) .NET
3 8 (4.28%) Spring
4 7 (3.74%) ActiveX
4 7 (3.74%) DirectX
4 7 (3.74%) MFC
4 7 (3.74%) OpenGL
4 7 (3.74%) Qt
5 6 (3.21%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.21%) REST
6 4 (2.14%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.60%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.60%) JPA
7 3 (1.60%) RESTful
7 3 (1.60%) SOAP
8 2 (1.07%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.07%) Apache Camel
8 2 (1.07%) HTML
8 2 (1.07%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 19 (10.16%) VHDL
3 7 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.07%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.07%) IVR
6 2 (1.07%) Replication
7 1 (0.53%) CMDB
7 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.18%) Windows
2 23 (12.30%) Linux
3 11 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 10 (5.35%) Unix
5 9 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.60%) Android
8 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.53%) VMS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.90%) DevOps
3 25 (13.37%) ITIL
4 24 (12.83%) Software Engineering
5 23 (12.30%) Scrum
6 19 (10.16%) Validation
7 18 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (7.49%) Configuration Management
9 13 (6.95%) Mathematics
9 13 (6.95%) Migration
10 12 (6.42%) FPGA Design
10 12 (6.42%) Microservices
11 10 (5.35%) Customer Requirements
12 8 (4.28%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.28%) Incident Management
12 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (4.28%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.28%) Test Strategy
13 7 (3.74%) TDD
13 7 (3.74%) UML
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.90%) Java
2 24 (12.83%) C++
3 20 (10.70%) C
4 12 (6.42%) C#
4 12 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.42%) SQL
5 10 (5.35%) Python
6 8 (4.28%) MATLAB
7 7 (3.74%) GLSL
7 7 (3.74%) HLSL
8 5 (2.67%) Embedded C
8 5 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.14%) Go
9 4 (2.14%) Java 8
9 4 (2.14%) Perl
9 4 (2.14%) Ruby
10 2 (1.07%) Ada
10 2 (1.07%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.07%) VB
Qualifications
1 187 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.95%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.88%) Degree
4 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.67%) A+ Certification
6 5 (2.67%) MCSA
7 4 (2.14%) CCIE
7 4 (2.14%) CCNP
8 3 (1.60%) CISSP
8 3 (1.60%) ISEB
8 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.07%) CCIE Security
9 2 (1.07%) CCNA
9 2 (1.07%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.07%) MCSE
9 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) ECSS
3 1 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.53%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (0.53%) NCSC
3 1 (0.53%) NIST
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.74%) Docker
3 4 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.07%) Postfix
5 2 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.53%) Varnish
6 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (6.95%) Ansible
2 10 (5.35%) Terraform
3 6 (3.21%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.67%) Puppet
5 4 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.53%) QRadar
6 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.49%) Cisco
3 8 (4.28%) Mentor Graphics
3 8 (4.28%) Oracle
4 7 (3.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 7 (3.74%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.74%) Nokia
5 6 (3.21%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.67%) Citrix
6 5 (2.67%) VMware
7 4 (2.14%) BMC
8 3 (1.60%) Google
8 3 (1.60%) Remedy
9 2 (1.07%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.07%) Polycom
10 1 (0.53%) F5
10 1 (0.53%) IronPort
10 1 (0.53%) Lumension
10 1 (0.53%) Pega
10 1 (0.53%) Splunk