Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 13 7 23
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 +3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 247 189 224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.90% 12.99% 6.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.20% 46.32% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 94 94
10th Percentile £293 £155 £184
25th Percentile £422 £258 £251
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £423 £400
Median % change year-on-year +18.34% +5.63% -15.79%
75th Percentile £588 £502 £538
90th Percentile £634 £582 £563
England median daily rate £525 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +9.20% +1.21% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 21
10th Percentile £17.24 £14.80 £12.30
25th Percentile £18.75 £18.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate £51.68 £45.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.83% +172.73% -38.89%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £18.00
90th Percentile £61.50 £52.53 £48.75
England median hourly rate £44.50 £47.15 £42.21
% change year-on-year -5.62% +11.70% +9.23%

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 664 408 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 26.62% 28.04% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 238 475
10th Percentile £263 £166 £200
25th Percentile £400 £264 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £633 £653 £625
England median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 52 50
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £14.84
25th Percentile £13.25 £17.18 £16.25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £19.37
Median % change year-on-year -63.75% +106.50% +10.69%
75th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £41.44
90th Percentile £57.90 - £49.00
England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year -3.75% +25.98% +20.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -3 134 £460 +60.00% 48
Essex -13 47 £545 +18.16% 14
Cambridgeshire -26 31 £480 +43.28% 18
Suffolk +7 22 £500 - 3
Norfolk -3 7 £200 -11.11% 1
Bedfordshire -17 6 £513 - 7
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 247 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 81 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (28.74%) Social Skills
4 67 (27.13%) Windows
5 63 (25.51%) Software Engineering
6 57 (23.08%) Linux
7 55 (22.27%) Microsoft
8 54 (21.86%) C++
9 39 (15.79%) Java
9 39 (15.79%) AWS
10 36 (14.57%) C
11 35 (14.17%) Degree
12 33 (13.36%) Scrum
13 32 (12.96%) Aerospace
13 32 (12.96%) Git (software)
14 30 (12.15%) C#
15 29 (11.74%) Jenkins
16 28 (11.34%) Validation
16 28 (11.34%) CI/CD
17 27 (10.93%) Presentation Skills
17 27 (10.93%) Synthetic Environment
18 26 (10.53%) ITIL
18 26 (10.53%) Mathematics
19 25 (10.12%) Active Directory
20 24 (9.72%) Public Sector
21 23 (9.31%) UML
21 23 (9.31%) OO
21 23 (9.31%) Azure
21 23 (9.31%) Rational Rhapsody
22 22 (8.91%) Unit Testing

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 12 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.83%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.43%) JBoss
4 5 (2.02%) Apache
4 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Fuse
5 3 (1.21%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.40%) Confluence
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (8.10%) Simulink
2 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.21%) Windchill
6 1 (0.40%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.40%) NASTRAN
6 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.40%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.79%) AWS
2 23 (9.31%) Azure
3 17 (6.88%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (5.26%) Amazon S3
5 10 (4.05%) Amazon ECS
5 10 (4.05%) Amazon EKS
6 9 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (2.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (2.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 7 (2.83%) OneDrive
8 7 (2.83%) Route 53
9 4 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.62%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.81%) Serverless
11 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.91%) TCP/IP
2 21 (8.50%) Ethernet
3 12 (4.86%) DNS
4 8 (3.24%) Firewall
5 7 (2.83%) DHCP
5 7 (2.83%) Skype
6 5 (2.02%) Wireless
7 4 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.21%) BGP
8 3 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.21%) Network Security
8 3 (1.21%) OSPF
8 3 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.21%) VPN
9 2 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.81%) IPsec
9 2 (0.81%) Modbus
9 2 (0.81%) RS-422
9 2 (0.81%) RS-485
9 2 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.24%) Hadoop
1 8 (3.24%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.02%) Apache Hive
3 5 (2.02%) MySQL
3 5 (2.02%) Pentaho
3 5 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.62%) Impala
4 4 (1.62%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.21%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.21%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.40%) GIS
7 1 (0.40%) HBase
7 1 (0.40%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 32 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.74%) Jenkins
3 23 (9.31%) Rational Rhapsody
4 19 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 19 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 14 (5.67%) NetBeans
6 9 (3.64%) Artifactory
7 8 (3.24%) JIRA
7 8 (3.24%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (2.02%) CppUnit
8 5 (2.02%) PVCS
9 4 (1.62%) Maven
10 2 (0.81%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.81%) JMeter
10 2 (0.81%) Rational Team Concert
11 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.40%) GitLab
11 1 (0.40%) MSI
11 1 (0.40%) VectorCAST
General
1 71 (28.74%) Social Skills
2 32 (12.96%) Aerospace
3 27 (10.93%) Presentation Skills
4 24 (9.72%) Public Sector
5 21 (8.50%) Military
6 11 (4.45%) Finance
6 11 (4.45%) Manufacturing
7 10 (4.05%) Telecoms
8 9 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.24%) Retail
10 6 (2.43%) Automotive
11 5 (2.02%) Electronics
12 4 (1.62%) Banking
12 4 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (1.62%) Law
13 3 (1.21%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.81%) Advertising
14 2 (0.81%) Avionics
14 2 (0.81%) Marketing
15 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (13.77%) Software Engineer
2 29 (11.74%) Developer
3 21 (8.50%) C Software Engineer
4 17 (6.88%) Analyst
4 17 (6.88%) Embedded C Engineer
4 17 (6.88%) Embedded Engineer
5 15 (6.07%) C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (5.67%) Architect
6 14 (5.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 14 (5.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (5.26%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (4.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (4.45%) Development Engineer
9 11 (4.45%) Software Development Engineer
9 11 (4.45%) Support Engineer
10 10 (4.05%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 10 (4.05%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 9 (3.64%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.64%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.29%) .NET
1 18 (7.29%) Web Services
2 16 (6.48%) Node.js
3 14 (5.67%) ActiveX
3 14 (5.67%) DirectX
3 14 (5.67%) MFC
3 14 (5.67%) OpenGL
3 14 (5.67%) Qt
4 10 (4.05%) Spring
5 9 (3.64%) Django
5 9 (3.64%) FastAPI
5 9 (3.64%) Flask
5 9 (3.64%) Spring Boot
6 6 (2.43%) Apache Camel
6 6 (2.43%) Middleware
7 5 (2.02%) JSON
7 5 (2.02%) XML
8 4 (1.62%) jBPM
8 4 (1.62%) RESTful
9 3 (1.21%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.05%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.83%) Data Structures
2 7 (2.83%) Replication
3 5 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.62%) CMDB
4 4 (1.62%) Digital Signage
4 4 (1.62%) FPGA
5 3 (1.21%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.21%) User Experience
5 3 (1.21%) VHDL
5 3 (1.21%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.81%) Clustering
6 2 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) CCTV
7 1 (0.40%) NHS
7 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.13%) Windows
2 57 (23.08%) Linux
3 20 (8.10%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 17 (6.88%) Windows Server 2019
6 13 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.62%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.81%) CentOS
9 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.81%) Unix
10 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (25.51%) Software Engineering
3 33 (13.36%) Scrum
4 28 (11.34%) CI/CD
4 28 (11.34%) Validation
5 27 (10.93%) Synthetic Environment
6 26 (10.53%) ITIL
6 26 (10.53%) Mathematics
7 23 (9.31%) OO
7 23 (9.31%) UML
8 22 (8.91%) TDD
8 22 (8.91%) Unit Testing
9 21 (8.50%) Visualisation
10 20 (8.10%) DevOps
11 19 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (7.29%) Incident Management
12 18 (7.29%) Test Scripting
13 16 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (6.48%) Embedded Software Development
13 16 (6.48%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (21.86%) C++
2 39 (15.79%) Java
3 36 (14.57%) C
4 30 (12.15%) C#
5 21 (8.50%) SQL
6 18 (7.29%) MATLAB
6 18 (7.29%) Python
7 17 (6.88%) Embedded C
7 17 (6.88%) PowerShell
8 15 (6.07%) JavaScript
9 14 (5.67%) GLSL
9 14 (5.67%) HLSL
10 9 (3.64%) Groovy
11 7 (2.83%) Java 8
12 6 (2.43%) Embedded C++
12 6 (2.43%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.02%) Ada
14 3 (1.21%) Perl
14 3 (1.21%) Scala
14 3 (1.21%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 247 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (14.17%) Degree
3 16 (6.48%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.24%) CISSP
7 6 (2.43%) CCNP
7 6 (2.43%) MCP
8 4 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.21%) CCIE
9 3 (1.21%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.21%) MCSE
10 2 (0.81%) CCNA
10 2 (0.81%) CEH
10 2 (0.81%) CISM
10 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.40%) CISMP
11 1 (0.40%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.48%) SLA
2 8 (3.24%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.02%) PMO
4 4 (1.62%) QA
5 1 (0.40%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.40%) GPG13
5 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) NCSC
5 1 (0.40%) NIST
5 1 (0.40%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.40%) RMADS
System Software
1 25 (10.12%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.69%) Docker
3 14 (5.67%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.02%) HDFS
5 4 (1.62%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.21%) vSphere
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.81%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (7.29%) Ansible
2 14 (5.67%) Terraform
3 13 (5.26%) SCCM
4 11 (4.45%) Kubernetes
5 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (3.64%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (2.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.21%) SCOM
9 2 (0.81%) QRadar
10 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.40%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (22.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.88%) VMware
3 16 (6.48%) Oracle
4 15 (6.07%) Cisco
5 14 (5.67%) ServiceNow
6 11 (4.45%) Remedy
7 10 (4.05%) IBM
8 7 (2.83%) CloudEndure
8 7 (2.83%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.83%) Snow
9 5 (2.02%) Sun
10 4 (1.62%) Brocade
10 4 (1.62%) Citrix
10 4 (1.62%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.62%) Mentor Graphics
11 3 (1.21%) HP
11 3 (1.21%) Juniper
11 3 (1.21%) SAP
12 2 (0.81%) BMC
12 2 (0.81%) Commvault