Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 28 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 204 307 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.35% 6.17% 4.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.26% 30.58% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 150 121
East of England median daily rate £350 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £171 £190 £133
90th Percentile £563 £589 £525
England median daily rate £475 £463 £437
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.84% +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 40
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +12.68% -55.63%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.58 £14.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.90 £47.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.29% +87.17% -42.46%

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 841 1,004 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.07% 20.18% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 495 489
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £197 £216 £192
90th Percentile £625 £575 £551
England median daily rate £466 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +3.50% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 73 96
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -2.78% -38.98%
10th Percentile £15.25 £10.58 £11.38
90th Percentile £50.85 £51.10 £47.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.37 £25.00
% change year-on-year +37.94% +1.49% -1.96%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 -7 93 £219 -45.25% 59
Essex +9 59 £475 -5.00% 10
Cambridgeshire +12 28 £400 +33.33% 11
Bedfordshire +18 14 £300 +27.66% 5
Suffolk +11 7 £280 +29.25% 2
Norfolk +7 1 £420 -
East Anglia - 1 £405 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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.

1 204 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 66 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (25.00%) Windows
4 38 (18.63%) Microsoft
5 37 (18.14%) Software Engineering
6 36 (17.65%) C++
7 27 (13.24%) Linux
7 27 (13.24%) Active Directory
7 27 (13.24%) Scrum
8 26 (12.75%) Web Services
9 25 (12.25%) C
10 24 (11.76%) Java
11 23 (11.27%) Degree
12 21 (10.29%) Git (software)
12 21 (10.29%) Rational Rhapsody
12 21 (10.29%) UML
13 20 (9.80%) TCP/IP
13 20 (9.80%) Aerospace
14 17 (8.33%) Mathematics
14 17 (8.33%) DevOps
15 16 (7.84%) Windows Server
15 16 (7.84%) Embedded Software Development
15 16 (7.84%) Embedded C
15 16 (7.84%) Embedded C++
16 15 (7.35%) VMware
16 15 (7.35%) Migration
16 15 (7.35%) AWS
16 15 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (6.86%) Office 365
17 14 (6.86%) Retail

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 (4.41%) Confluence
1 9 (4.41%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.45%) Apache
4 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.47%) JBoss
5 3 (1.47%) SAS
5 3 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.98%) WildFly
7 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (3.43%) Simulink
2 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.96%) Stateflow
3 4 (1.96%) Windchill
4 2 (0.98%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Sketch
5 1 (0.49%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Primavera
1 1 (0.49%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.35%) AWS
2 14 (6.86%) Office 365
3 8 (3.92%) Azure
4 5 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.47%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.98%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.80%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.39%) Ethernet
3 8 (3.92%) DNS
3 8 (3.92%) Firewall
3 8 (3.92%) LAN
3 8 (3.92%) Skype
4 7 (3.43%) WAN
5 6 (2.94%) DHCP
6 5 (2.45%) SAN
7 3 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.47%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.47%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.98%) HTTP
8 2 (0.98%) NAS
8 2 (0.98%) SSL
8 2 (0.98%) VLAN
8 2 (0.98%) Wireless
9 1 (0.49%) Internet
9 1 (0.49%) SDH
9 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.45%) Hadoop
1 5 (2.45%) MySQL
1 5 (2.45%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.47%) Data Mart
3 3 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (1.47%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (1.47%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.98%) Big Data
4 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.98%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.98%) Power BI
4 2 (0.98%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (10.29%) Git (software)
1 21 (10.29%) Rational Rhapsody
2 13 (6.37%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.39%) Eclipse
3 11 (5.39%) NetBeans
3 11 (5.39%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (4.90%) JIRA
5 9 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.96%) Selenium
8 3 (1.47%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.47%) CMake
8 3 (1.47%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (1.47%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.47%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.98%) GDB
9 2 (0.98%) JUnit
9 2 (0.98%) MSI
9 2 (0.98%) Subversion
10 1 (0.49%) LSMW
General
1 20 (9.80%) Aerospace
2 14 (6.86%) Retail
3 12 (5.88%) Military
3 12 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.43%) Back Office
5 6 (2.94%) Finance
5 6 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.47%) Automotive
7 2 (0.98%) Avionics
7 2 (0.98%) Electronics
7 2 (0.98%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (11.76%) Software Engineer
2 18 (8.82%) C++ Software Engineer
3 17 (8.33%) Analyst
4 16 (7.84%) Architect
4 16 (7.84%) C Software Engineer
4 16 (7.84%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 15 (7.35%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.39%) Deskside Engineer
7 10 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (4.90%) Developer
7 10 (4.90%) Network Engineer
7 10 (4.90%) Security Architect
8 9 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (4.41%) Service Analyst
8 9 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (2.94%) Server Engineer
10 6 (2.94%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.75%) Web Services
2 12 (5.88%) .NET
3 11 (5.39%) ActiveX
3 11 (5.39%) DirectX
3 11 (5.39%) MFC
3 11 (5.39%) Node.js
3 11 (5.39%) OpenGL
3 11 (5.39%) Qt
4 6 (2.94%) Middleware
5 4 (1.96%) Spring
6 3 (1.47%) Apache NiFi
6 3 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.47%) Kafka
6 3 (1.47%) SOAP
6 3 (1.47%) XML
7 2 (0.98%) GWT
7 2 (0.98%) Java EE
7 2 (0.98%) JDBC
7 2 (0.98%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.45%) PKI
2 4 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.96%) Data Centre
2 4 (1.96%) Driving Licence
2 4 (1.96%) EPoS
3 3 (1.47%) Algorithms
3 3 (1.47%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.47%) Clustering
3 3 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.98%) Handset
4 2 (0.98%) iPhone
4 2 (0.98%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.49%) User Experience
5 1 (0.49%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.00%) Windows
2 27 (13.24%) Linux
3 16 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.41%) Unix
9 8 (3.92%) Windows 10
10 7 (3.43%) CentOS
11 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.96%) Solaris
12 4 (1.96%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.47%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.98%) Android
14 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.14%) Software Engineering
3 27 (13.24%) Scrum
4 21 (10.29%) UML
5 17 (8.33%) DevOps
5 17 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 16 (7.84%) Embedded Software Development
7 15 (7.35%) Migration
8 13 (6.37%) Open Source
9 12 (5.88%) Programme Management
9 12 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (5.88%) Security Testing
9 12 (5.88%) TDD
10 11 (5.39%) Kanban
10 11 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (4.90%) Incident Management
12 9 (4.41%) ETL
12 9 (4.41%) ITIL
13 8 (3.92%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.65%) C++
2 25 (12.25%) C
3 24 (11.76%) Java
4 16 (7.84%) Embedded C
4 16 (7.84%) Embedded C++
5 14 (6.86%) C#
5 14 (6.86%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.39%) GLSL
6 11 (5.39%) HLSL
7 9 (4.41%) MATLAB
7 9 (4.41%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.45%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.47%) Groovy
9 3 (1.47%) Python
9 3 (1.47%) Ruby
9 3 (1.47%) SQL
9 3 (1.47%) VB
10 2 (0.98%) Perl
10 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.49%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 204 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.27%) Degree
3 10 (4.90%) CISSP
3 10 (4.90%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.94%) MCSE
5 4 (1.96%) MCDST
6 3 (1.47%) MCP
7 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.98%) CCNA
7 2 (0.98%) CCNP
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.98%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) CBAP
8 1 (0.49%) CCDP
8 1 (0.49%) CCENT
8 1 (0.49%) IIBA
8 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) SLA
2 5 (2.45%) NCSC
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.47%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.47%) vSphere
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.98%) Docker
5 2 (0.98%) Firmware
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (4.41%) SCCM
2 5 (2.45%) Terraform
2 5 (2.45%) vCenter Server
3 4 (1.96%) Ansible
4 3 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.47%) Puppet
4 3 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.98%) SCOM
6 1 (0.49%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.49%) Ionix
6 1 (0.49%) Nagios
6 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.49%) vRealize
6 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.35%) VMware
3 12 (5.88%) HP
4 10 (4.90%) Oracle
5 9 (4.41%) Cisco
6 7 (3.43%) IBM
7 6 (2.94%) Dell
7 6 (2.94%) Google
7 6 (2.94%) SAP
8 4 (1.96%) MathWorks
8 4 (1.96%) NetApp
8 4 (1.96%) Sun
8 4 (1.96%) Toshiba
9 3 (1.47%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.47%) Citrix
9 3 (1.47%) EMC
9 3 (1.47%) F5
9 3 (1.47%) Lumension
9 3 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.47%) Symantec