Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 August 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 Clearance
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 14 39
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 340 382 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.93% 7.62% 5.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.01% 39.10% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 191 140
East of England median daily rate £468 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £136 £159
90th Percentile £625 £600 £585
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 46 45
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% -39.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.26 £16.05
90th Percentile £47.25 £21.88 £45.85
England median hourly rate £42.00 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +110.00% -42.86% +22.81%

Security 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 829 977 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.34% 19.49% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 467 489
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £175 £208
90th Percentile £600 £575 £557
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 82 102
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £16.75 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.10% -17.83% -25.87%
10th Percentile £12.86 £10.56 £11.30
90th Percentile £53.90 £39.50 £45.90
England median hourly rate £36.00 £22.66 £29.00
% change year-on-year +58.87% -21.86% +9.43%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

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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 Security Cleared in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the East of England

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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 Security Cleared in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security 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 Security Cleared within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 August 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 +21 125 £480 -1.54% 18
Hertfordshire -11 115 £375 - 49
Cambridgeshire +27 64 £525 +252.03% 19
Suffolk -1 12 £360 -15.29% 5
Norfolk -9 12 £450 +207.69%
Bedfordshire -1 10 £300 -29.41% 19
East Anglia +13 1 £405 - 12
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 265 (77.94%) SC Cleared
2 106 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (22.65%) Linux
4 69 (20.29%) Windows
5 64 (18.82%) Microsoft
6 57 (16.76%) Software Engineering
7 51 (15.00%) Scrum
8 48 (14.12%) Java
9 47 (13.82%) C++
10 46 (13.53%) Degree
11 43 (12.65%) .NET
12 42 (12.35%) DV Cleared
13 39 (11.47%) TCP/IP
14 38 (11.18%) Git (software)
15 37 (10.88%) DevOps
16 36 (10.59%) C#
17 35 (10.29%) JavaScript
17 35 (10.29%) Unix
18 32 (9.41%) C
18 32 (9.41%) SQL
18 32 (9.41%) Web Services
19 31 (9.12%) UML
19 31 (9.12%) Mathematics
20 30 (8.82%) Public Sector
21 29 (8.53%) Cisco
21 29 (8.53%) Active Directory
21 29 (8.53%) Aerospace
22 28 (8.24%) Oracle
23 27 (7.94%) Rational Rhapsody
24 26 (7.65%) Firewall

Security 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 22 (6.47%) Confluence
2 18 (5.29%) Apache
3 13 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.82%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.94%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.06%) SAS
7 6 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.47%) IIS
9 4 (1.18%) JBoss
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.59%) WildFly
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (4.71%) Simulink
2 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.88%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.94%) Office 365
2 9 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.59%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.29%) GitHub
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) npm
5 1 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.47%) TCP/IP
2 26 (7.65%) Firewall
3 24 (7.06%) Ethernet
3 24 (7.06%) LAN
4 16 (4.71%) WAN
5 13 (3.82%) Skype
5 13 (3.82%) Wireless
6 11 (3.24%) SAN
7 10 (2.94%) DHCP
7 10 (2.94%) DNS
8 9 (2.65%) Cisco Wireless
9 8 (2.35%) VPN
10 7 (2.06%) VLAN
11 6 (1.76%) Network Security
12 5 (1.47%) Internet
13 4 (1.18%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (1.18%) Wireshark
13 4 (1.18%) WLAN
14 3 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (0.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.18%) MySQL
2 18 (5.29%) Hadoop
2 18 (5.29%) Oracle Database
3 15 (4.41%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (2.94%) Pentaho
5 10 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.35%) SAP Data Services
8 7 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.06%) Geospatial Data
9 6 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.47%) Apache Accumulo
10 5 (1.47%) BODI
11 4 (1.18%) Big Data
11 4 (1.18%) Data Mart
11 4 (1.18%) PowerCenter
12 3 (0.88%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 38 (11.18%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.94%) Rational Rhapsody
3 24 (7.06%) JIRA
3 24 (7.06%) Visual Studio
4 22 (6.47%) Eclipse
4 22 (6.47%) NetBeans
5 18 (5.29%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (4.12%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.65%) Rational Team Concert
8 7 (2.06%) Selenium
9 6 (1.76%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.47%) JUnit
10 5 (1.47%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.18%) JIRA Agile
11 4 (1.18%) JMeter
12 3 (0.88%) CMake
12 3 (0.88%) LabVIEW
12 3 (0.88%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.59%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (8.82%) Public Sector
2 29 (8.53%) Aerospace
3 23 (6.76%) Military
4 12 (3.53%) Back Office
4 12 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.18%) Finance
6 3 (0.88%) Avionics
7 2 (0.59%) Automotive
7 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 44 (12.94%) Developer
2 28 (8.24%) Consultant
2 28 (8.24%) Software Engineer
3 27 (7.94%) Analyst
4 24 (7.06%) Architect
5 23 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 15 (4.41%) C Software Engineer
7 15 (4.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 13 (3.82%) Data Engineer
9 12 (3.53%) Administrator
9 12 (3.53%) Network Consultant
9 12 (3.53%) Network Engineer
9 12 (3.53%) Technical Architect
10 11 (3.24%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.65%) Ada Engineer
11 9 (2.65%) Ada Software Engineer
11 9 (2.65%) Software Developer
11 9 (2.65%) Support Engineer
11 9 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.65%) .NET
2 32 (9.41%) Web Services
3 22 (6.47%) ActiveX
3 22 (6.47%) DirectX
3 22 (6.47%) MFC
3 22 (6.47%) Node.js
3 22 (6.47%) OpenGL
3 22 (6.47%) Qt
4 13 (3.82%) Apache NiFi
5 12 (3.53%) HTML
6 11 (3.24%) Kafka
7 10 (2.94%) XML
8 8 (2.35%) NumPy
8 8 (2.35%) PostGIS
8 8 (2.35%) SciPy
8 8 (2.35%) Spring
9 7 (2.06%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.06%) REST
9 7 (2.06%) RSS
10 6 (1.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.35%) Algorithms
2 12 (3.53%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.24%) PKI
4 10 (2.94%) Clustering
5 8 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.06%) Reference Data
7 6 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.76%) User Experience
8 5 (1.47%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.47%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.88%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.59%) HACMP
10 2 (0.59%) iPhone
10 2 (0.59%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (22.65%) Linux
2 69 (20.29%) Windows
3 35 (10.29%) Unix
4 24 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.71%) Windows Server
5 16 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.82%) Solaris
7 12 (3.53%) CentOS
7 12 (3.53%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.06%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.47%) AIX
10 5 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.88%) Android
12 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.59%) VME
14 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (16.76%) Software Engineering
3 51 (15.00%) Scrum
4 37 (10.88%) DevOps
5 31 (9.12%) Mathematics
5 31 (9.12%) UML
6 25 (7.35%) Configuration Management
7 23 (6.76%) ETL
7 23 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (6.76%) Test Automation
8 21 (6.18%) Data Science
9 20 (5.88%) TDD
10 18 (5.29%) Data Modelling
11 17 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.00%) Migration
12 16 (4.71%) Mentoring
13 15 (4.41%) Embedded Software Development
13 15 (4.41%) Service Delivery
14 14 (4.12%) ITIL
14 14 (4.12%) OO
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.12%) Java
2 47 (13.82%) C++
3 36 (10.59%) C#
4 35 (10.29%) JavaScript
5 32 (9.41%) C
5 32 (9.41%) SQL
6 22 (6.47%) GLSL
6 22 (6.47%) HLSL
7 18 (5.29%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.00%) Python
9 14 (4.12%) Embedded C
9 14 (4.12%) Embedded C++
10 12 (3.53%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.65%) Ada
12 8 (2.35%) Groovy
13 7 (2.06%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.06%) MATLAB
13 7 (2.06%) Perl
13 7 (2.06%) Ruby
13 7 (2.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 265 (77.94%) SC Cleared
2 46 (13.53%) Degree
3 42 (12.35%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.35%) CCNA
6 7 (2.06%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.47%) CISSP
9 4 (1.18%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.18%) MCSE
9 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.88%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.88%) ISEB
10 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.88%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.59%) CCIE
11 2 (0.59%) CCNP
11 2 (0.59%) CISM
11 2 (0.59%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.24%) SLA
2 7 (2.06%) QA
3 4 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) COSHH
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.24%) Docker
5 10 (2.94%) vSphere
6 6 (1.76%) ISA Server
6 6 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.18%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.88%) Firmware
9 3 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.59%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.59%) vCloud
10 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.29%) NFS
11 1 (0.29%) Samba
11 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (5.00%) Ansible
2 16 (4.71%) Terraform
3 10 (2.94%) SCCM
3 10 (2.94%) vCenter Server
4 8 (2.35%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (2.06%) WSUS
6 6 (1.76%) Data Guard
6 6 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.47%) SCOM
8 4 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.88%) Nagios
9 3 (0.88%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.59%) Puppet
10 2 (0.59%) QRadar
11 1 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.53%) Cisco
3 28 (8.24%) Oracle
4 23 (6.76%) VMware
5 14 (4.12%) NetApp
6 11 (3.24%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.94%) HP
8 9 (2.65%) Juniper
8 9 (2.65%) Symantec
9 6 (1.76%) EMC
9 6 (1.76%) Google
9 6 (1.76%) IBM
9 6 (1.76%) SAP
10 5 (1.47%) Informatica
11 4 (1.18%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.18%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.18%) Remedy
11 4 (1.18%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.18%) Veritas
12 3 (0.88%) Rapid7