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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 55 60
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 69 76 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.00% 3.00% 2.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.68% 17.47% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 29
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.60% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.75 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.26% -1.38%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 440 435 538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.13% 17.17% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 237 288
Median daily rate £380 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 71
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £20.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +36.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 27 £375 +7.14% 9
Cambridgeshire -6 18 £420 +73.19% 2
Essex -13 9 £133 -63.05% 1
Bedfordshire -2 7 £385 +23.20%
Norfolk +6 6 £185 -11.90%
Suffolk +10 3 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 149 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.45%) Cisco
2 26 (17.45%) Firewall
3 23 (15.44%) WAN
4 22 (14.77%) Windows
5 21 (14.09%) Configuration Management
6 20 (13.42%) Juniper
6 20 (13.42%) ITIL
6 20 (13.42%) LAN
7 19 (12.75%) Software Engineering
8 18 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (12.08%) Microsoft
9 16 (10.74%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (10.74%) Linux
9 16 (10.74%) C
10 15 (10.07%) DV Cleared
11 14 (9.40%) F5
11 14 (9.40%) C++
11 14 (9.40%) Java
11 14 (9.40%) CheckPoint
11 14 (9.40%) Blue Coat
11 14 (9.40%) VMware
12 12 (8.05%) Migration
12 12 (8.05%) CCNP
13 11 (7.38%) Incident Management
13 11 (7.38%) JIRA
14 10 (6.71%) Integration Testing
14 10 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (6.71%) Remedy

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 7 (4.70%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.03%) Apache
2 6 (4.03%) JBoss
2 6 (4.03%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.34%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.34%) Site Server
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.67%) Confluence
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.67%) Jetty
6 1 (0.67%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.67%) nginx
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.36%) Simulink
4 3 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.34%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (1.34%) PTC Creo
5 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.34%) Windchill
6 1 (0.67%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.67%) CATIA
6 1 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.67%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.68%) Google Drive
2 3 (2.01%) Office 365
2 3 (2.01%) SaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.67%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.45%) Firewall
2 23 (15.44%) WAN
3 20 (13.42%) LAN
4 9 (6.04%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.37%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (4.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (4.70%) Network Security
6 7 (4.70%) TACACS
7 5 (3.36%) DNS
7 5 (3.36%) Internet
7 5 (3.36%) VPN
7 5 (3.36%) Wireless
8 4 (2.68%) Broadband
8 4 (2.68%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.68%) ISDN
9 3 (2.01%) RS-422
10 2 (1.34%) HTTP
11 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.67%) IPsec
11 1 (0.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.70%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.68%) Ingres
2 4 (2.68%) MySQL
2 4 (2.68%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.34%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (1.34%) Pentaho
3 2 (1.34%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.38%) JIRA
2 8 (5.37%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (4.70%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (4.03%) Selenium
5 4 (2.68%) JMeter
5 4 (2.68%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.01%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.34%) CA Gen
7 2 (1.34%) GoogleTest
7 2 (1.34%) MSTest
7 2 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.67%) GDB
8 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.67%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.67%) Subversion
8 1 (0.67%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.36%) Finance
3 2 (1.34%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.34%) Legal
3 2 (1.34%) Marketing
3 2 (1.34%) Military
4 1 (0.67%) Electronics
4 1 (0.67%) Front Office
4 1 (0.67%) Law
4 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (12.08%) Analyst
1 18 (12.08%) Software Engineer
2 14 (9.40%) Network Engineer
3 11 (7.38%) Developer
4 9 (6.04%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.37%) Architect
5 8 (5.37%) Consultant
6 7 (4.70%) Security Analyst
6 7 (4.70%) Test Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (4.03%) Network Security Analyst
7 6 (4.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.36%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.36%) Network Support
8 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 5 (3.36%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.70%) J2EE
2 6 (4.03%) .NET
3 4 (2.68%) XML
4 3 (2.01%) WPF
5 2 (1.34%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.34%) Node.js
5 2 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.34%) WCF
6 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.67%) CSS
6 1 (0.67%) JSON
6 1 (0.67%) Lucene
6 1 (0.67%) Middleware
6 1 (0.67%) Qt
6 1 (0.67%) RESTful
6 1 (0.67%) Servlets
6 1 (0.67%) Spring
6 1 (0.67%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.67%) Web Services
6 1 (0.67%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.04%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.70%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (4.03%) Wiki
5 5 (3.36%) RIA
5 5 (3.36%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.68%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.68%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.01%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.34%) Handset
8 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.34%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.34%) Social Media
9 1 (0.67%) CCTV
9 1 (0.67%) CESG
9 1 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.67%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.77%) Windows
2 16 (10.74%) Linux
3 10 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.03%) Android
4 6 (4.03%) CentOS
5 5 (3.36%) Unix
6 4 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.68%) Solaris
6 4 (2.68%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.09%) Configuration Management
2 20 (13.42%) ITIL
3 19 (12.75%) Software Engineering
4 18 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.05%) Migration
6 11 (7.38%) Incident Management
7 10 (6.71%) Integration Testing
8 8 (5.37%) PRINCE2
8 8 (5.37%) Test Strategy
9 7 (4.70%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.70%) Project Management
9 7 (4.70%) Requirements Management
10 6 (4.03%) Fault Management
10 6 (4.03%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.03%) Service Design
11 5 (3.36%) Network Design
11 5 (3.36%) SDLC
11 5 (3.36%) Service Management
11 5 (3.36%) Test Automation
11 5 (3.36%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.74%) C
2 14 (9.40%) C++
2 14 (9.40%) Java
3 9 (6.04%) C#
3 9 (6.04%) SQL
4 5 (3.36%) MATLAB
5 4 (2.68%) ANSI C
5 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.68%) Python
6 3 (2.01%) Perl
6 3 (2.01%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.34%) Ada
7 2 (1.34%) Ada 95
7 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.34%) Tcl
7 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.67%) VB
8 1 (0.67%) VBA
8 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.74%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (10.07%) DV Cleared
4 12 (8.05%) CCNP
5 9 (6.04%) CCSA
6 7 (4.70%) CCIE
6 7 (4.70%) CCSE
7 4 (2.68%) ISEB
7 4 (2.68%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.01%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (2.01%) Degree
8 3 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.34%) CCNA
9 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.67%) APMP
10 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.67%) CLAS
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.04%) SLA
2 4 (2.68%) QA
3 3 (2.01%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.67%) RMADS
5 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.01%) vSphere
4 2 (1.34%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.67%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.67%) Docker
5 1 (0.67%) Firmware
5 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.67%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.67%) Snort
5 1 (0.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) SCCM
2 2 (1.34%) Terraform
2 2 (1.34%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.34%) yum
3 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.67%) Packer
3 1 (0.67%) Puppet
3 1 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (17.45%) Cisco
2 20 (13.42%) Juniper
3 18 (12.08%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.40%) Blue Coat
4 14 (9.40%) CheckPoint
4 14 (9.40%) F5
4 14 (9.40%) VMware
5 10 (6.71%) Remedy
6 9 (6.04%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.70%) Citrix
7 7 (4.70%) Google
7 7 (4.70%) Nokia
7 7 (4.70%) Oracle
8 6 (4.03%) Computacenter
9 4 (2.68%) Apple
9 4 (2.68%) Serena
10 3 (2.01%) Becrypt
10 3 (2.01%) CA
10 3 (2.01%) IBM
10 3 (2.01%) Palo Alto
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