Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 44 53
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 287 225 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.48% 4.76% 3.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.54% 24.06% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 112 81
East of England median daily rate £475 £336 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.26% -15.94% -
10th Percentile £190 £133 £250
90th Percentile £598 £525 £525
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 19
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% -57.45% +2.81%
10th Percentile £12.76 £14.25 £17.45
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £51.33
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £37.50
% change year-on-year +87.17% -50.13% +4.90%

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 910 935 902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.55% 19.79% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 460 505
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £192 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £528
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 82 99
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% +52.17%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.58 £13.60
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £28.46 £23.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year +21.11% -10.48% -0.94%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Essex +38 133 £500 +25.00% 15
Hertfordshire +5 125 £400 +14.29% 22
Cambridgeshire -11 14 £325 +8.33% 14
Bedfordshire +8 11 £330 -5.71% 14
Norfolk +9 1 - -
Suffolk -3 1 £300 +125.11% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 287 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 87 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (21.60%) Linux
4 49 (17.07%) JIRA
5 47 (16.38%) Scrum
6 46 (16.03%) Java
7 42 (14.63%) SQL
7 42 (14.63%) Oracle
8 41 (14.29%) Windows
8 41 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 40 (13.94%) Migration
10 38 (13.24%) Software Engineering
11 35 (12.20%) Git (software)
11 35 (12.20%) Confluence
11 35 (12.20%) DevOps
12 32 (11.15%) C#
13 31 (10.80%) TDD
13 31 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (9.76%) Cisco
14 28 (9.76%) Degree
15 27 (9.41%) BDD
16 26 (9.06%) Test Automation
16 26 (9.06%) MySQL
17 25 (8.71%) C++
18 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
18 23 (8.01%) Mathematics
19 22 (7.67%) JavaScript
19 22 (7.67%) LAN
19 22 (7.67%) Firewall
20 21 (7.32%) ETL

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 35 (12.20%) Confluence
2 9 (3.14%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.14%) WildFly
3 8 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.79%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.35%) CMS
7 1 (0.35%) Documentum
7 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.35%) SAS
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.23%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.05%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.39%) GitHub
4 3 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Office 365
6 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.67%) Firewall
1 22 (7.67%) LAN
2 19 (6.62%) Ethernet
3 17 (5.92%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (5.92%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.57%) VPN
5 15 (5.23%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (4.88%) BGP
6 14 (4.88%) OSPF
7 13 (4.53%) Cisco ISE
7 13 (4.53%) Wireless
8 12 (4.18%) DNS
9 11 (3.83%) FWSM
9 11 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (3.48%) TACACS
10 10 (3.48%) WPA2
11 8 (2.79%) Skype
12 7 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (2.44%) Network Security
13 6 (2.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.06%) MySQL
2 19 (6.62%) Pentaho
3 18 (6.27%) SQL Server
4 14 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.79%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.44%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.44%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.39%) BODI
9 4 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (1.05%) Impala
10 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.70%) IDMS
11 2 (0.70%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 49 (17.07%) JIRA
2 35 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.97%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.57%) Eclipse
4 16 (5.57%) NetBeans
4 16 (5.57%) Visual Studio
5 13 (4.53%) Subversion
6 6 (2.09%) Artifactory
6 6 (2.09%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.74%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (1.74%) Selenium
7 5 (1.74%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.39%) Robot Framework
9 3 (1.05%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (1.05%) JMeter
9 3 (1.05%) LabVIEW
9 3 (1.05%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.05%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.70%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 20 (6.97%) Aerospace
2 17 (5.92%) Military
3 7 (2.44%) Finance
4 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.05%) Retail
6 2 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (19.86%) Developer
2 32 (11.15%) Analyst
3 24 (8.36%) Network Engineer
4 20 (6.97%) SQL Developer
5 19 (6.62%) Data Migration Developer
6 18 (6.27%) ETL Developer
7 16 (5.57%) Project Manager
7 16 (5.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 13 (4.53%) Architect
8 13 (4.53%) Deskside Engineer
8 13 (4.53%) Oracle Developer
8 13 (4.53%) Oracle ETL Developer
8 13 (4.53%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 13 (4.53%) SQL Server Developer
9 12 (4.18%) Consultant
9 12 (4.18%) Java Developer
10 11 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.48%) Pentaho Developer
11 10 (3.48%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.14%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.62%) .NET
2 18 (6.27%) Node.js
3 17 (5.92%) Web Services
4 16 (5.57%) ActiveX
4 16 (5.57%) DirectX
4 16 (5.57%) MFC
4 16 (5.57%) OpenGL
4 16 (5.57%) Qt
5 13 (4.53%) XML
6 12 (4.18%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (3.48%) 802.1X
7 10 (3.48%) JSON
8 9 (3.14%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.09%) Spring Boot
9 6 (2.09%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.39%) Middleware
10 4 (1.39%) Spring
11 3 (1.05%) HTML5
11 3 (1.05%) RESTful
11 3 (1.05%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (4.53%) Reference Data
2 6 (2.09%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.74%) Client/Server
3 5 (1.74%) Virtual Team
4 4 (1.39%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.05%) PKI
5 3 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.70%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.70%) PMI
6 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 62 (21.60%) Linux
2 41 (14.29%) Windows
3 18 (6.27%) Unix
4 7 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.44%) Solaris
5 3 (1.05%) AIX
5 3 (1.05%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (16.38%) Scrum
3 40 (13.94%) Migration
4 38 (13.24%) Software Engineering
5 35 (12.20%) DevOps
6 31 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (10.80%) TDD
7 27 (9.41%) BDD
8 26 (9.06%) Test Automation
9 23 (8.01%) Mathematics
10 21 (7.32%) ETL
10 21 (7.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 19 (6.62%) Data Migration
11 19 (6.62%) Project Management
11 19 (6.62%) User Stories
12 18 (6.27%) Risk Management
13 16 (5.57%) Acceptance Criteria
13 16 (5.57%) Configuration Management
14 15 (5.23%) Software Delivery
15 14 (4.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.03%) Java
2 42 (14.63%) SQL
3 32 (11.15%) C#
4 25 (8.71%) C++
5 22 (7.67%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.92%) Shell Script
7 16 (5.57%) GLSL
7 16 (5.57%) HLSL
8 15 (5.23%) C
9 14 (4.88%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.48%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.39%) Embedded C
11 4 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.39%) Ruby
12 3 (1.05%) Clojure
12 3 (1.05%) Erlang
12 3 (1.05%) F#
12 3 (1.05%) Groovy
12 3 (1.05%) Haskell
12 3 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 287 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.76%) Degree
3 21 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.53%) CCNP
5 8 (2.79%) CCNA
6 7 (2.44%) PMP
7 6 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.09%) MCP
7 6 (2.09%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.74%) ISEB
8 5 (1.74%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.05%) CISSP
9 3 (1.05%) CNE
9 3 (1.05%) MCSE
9 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.05%) Novell Certification
9 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.70%) CCIE
10 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.14%) Data Quality
1 9 (3.14%) PMO
2 8 (2.79%) SLA
3 6 (2.09%) QA
4 3 (1.05%) GDPR
4 3 (1.05%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.70%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.18%) ProxySG
3 10 (3.48%) Docker
4 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (6.97%) Ansible
2 11 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (3.83%) Puppet
3 4 (1.39%) QRadar
3 4 (1.39%) SCCM
3 4 (1.39%) Terraform
4 3 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (1.05%) Kibana
4 3 (1.05%) logstash
4 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.70%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.70%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.35%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 42 (14.63%) Oracle
2 41 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.76%) Cisco
4 20 (6.97%) Juniper
5 18 (6.27%) CheckPoint
6 15 (5.23%) IBM
7 13 (4.53%) Talend
8 12 (4.18%) Blue Coat
8 12 (4.18%) Red Hat
8 12 (4.18%) Remedy
9 11 (3.83%) F5
10 10 (3.48%) VMware
11 7 (2.44%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.44%) ServiceNow
12 6 (2.09%) Citrix
12 6 (2.09%) HP
13 5 (1.74%) Symantec
14 4 (1.39%) AppDynamics
14 4 (1.39%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.39%) Sun