Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 11 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +18
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 284 377 325
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 11.46% 9.16% 7.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.82% 44.83% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 180 178
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -3.61%
10th Percentile £331 £320 £159
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
England median daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 34
Median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.26% +93.75% -57.33%
10th Percentile £12.63 £14.56 £14.48
90th Percentile £55.00 £66.81 £19.80
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +75.00% -48.05%

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 570 841 888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.99% 20.44% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 426 450
Median daily rate £450 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £246 £192
90th Percentile £600 £596 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 56 81
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.45% +48.48% -52.86%
10th Percentile £13.76 £14.08 £12.25
90th Percentile £59.91 £66.81 £42.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 +8 117 £450 +5.88% 30
Essex +2 78 £513 +10.81% 3
Cambridgeshire +15 56 £488 -12.56% 9
Bedfordshire +20 15 £425 -14.57% 13
Suffolk +3 13 £360 +7.46% 1
Norfolk +7 6 £420 -6.67%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 207 (72.89%) SC Cleared
2 92 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (22.18%) DV Cleared
4 57 (20.07%) Java
5 53 (18.66%) Windows
6 41 (14.44%) Microsoft
7 35 (12.32%) .NET
7 35 (12.32%) Software Engineering
8 34 (11.97%) Web Services
9 33 (11.62%) AWS
10 32 (11.27%) ITIL
10 32 (11.27%) C#
11 31 (10.92%) DevOps
11 31 (10.92%) Microservices
12 30 (10.56%) Scrum
13 29 (10.21%) C++
13 29 (10.21%) Public Sector
14 27 (9.51%) Degree
15 26 (9.15%) SQL
15 26 (9.15%) Oracle
15 26 (9.15%) Cisco
16 25 (8.80%) Linux
17 24 (8.45%) VMware
17 24 (8.45%) JIRA
18 22 (7.75%) Spring
19 21 (7.39%) Aerospace
19 21 (7.39%) JavaScript
19 21 (7.39%) Spring Boot
20 20 (7.04%) SQL Server
20 20 (7.04%) LAN

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 10 (3.52%) Confluence
2 6 (2.11%) ArcGIS
3 5 (1.76%) IIS
3 5 (1.76%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.06%) Apache
4 3 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.35%) JBoss
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.87%) Simulink
3 6 (2.11%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.70%) Primavera
3 1 (0.35%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.62%) AWS
2 7 (2.46%) IaaS
2 7 (2.46%) PaaS
3 3 (1.06%) Office 365
4 2 (0.70%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.04%) LAN
2 19 (6.69%) TCP/IP
3 17 (5.99%) Ethernet
3 17 (5.99%) Firewall
4 10 (3.52%) DHCP
5 8 (2.82%) Network Security
5 8 (2.82%) VLAN
5 8 (2.82%) WAN
6 7 (2.46%) VPN
7 6 (2.11%) IPsec
7 6 (2.11%) Software-Defined Networking
8 5 (1.76%) DNS
9 4 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.06%) Skype
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.70%) NX-OS
11 2 (0.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.17%) MySQL
3 8 (2.82%) GIS
4 6 (2.11%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.76%) Big Data
5 5 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.76%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.41%) Pentaho
7 3 (1.06%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.06%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 24 (8.45%) JIRA
2 17 (5.99%) Eclipse
2 17 (5.99%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.99%) Rational Rhapsody
2 17 (5.99%) Visual Studio
3 16 (5.63%) NetBeans
3 16 (5.63%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.17%) Rational Team Concert
5 8 (2.82%) Selenium
6 7 (2.46%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.11%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.41%) MSI
8 4 (1.41%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.06%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.06%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.70%) GitLab
10 2 (0.70%) JMeter
10 2 (0.70%) Maven
10 2 (0.70%) Robot Framework
General
1 29 (10.21%) Public Sector
2 21 (7.39%) Aerospace
3 20 (7.04%) Military
4 13 (4.58%) Finance
5 9 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.46%) Electronics
6 7 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.11%) Retail
8 5 (1.76%) Law
8 5 (1.76%) Legal
8 5 (1.76%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.70%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (13.73%) Developer
2 37 (13.03%) Architect
3 36 (12.68%) Analyst
4 19 (6.69%) Java Developer
5 18 (6.34%) AWS Developer
5 18 (6.34%) Senior Developer
5 18 (6.34%) Senior Java Developer
5 18 (6.34%) Software Engineer
6 16 (5.63%) Network Architect
7 13 (4.58%) Security Architect
8 11 (3.87%) Network Engineer
9 10 (3.52%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.17%) Ada Engineer
10 9 (3.17%) Ada Software Engineer
11 8 (2.82%) .NET Developer
11 8 (2.82%) DBA
11 8 (2.82%) Service Analyst
11 8 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (2.82%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.46%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.32%) .NET
2 34 (11.97%) Web Services
3 22 (7.75%) Spring
4 21 (7.39%) Spring Boot
5 16 (5.63%) ActiveX
5 16 (5.63%) DirectX
5 16 (5.63%) MFC
5 16 (5.63%) Node.js
5 16 (5.63%) OpenGL
5 16 (5.63%) Qt
6 11 (3.87%) JSON
7 10 (3.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (2.82%) SOAP
8 8 (2.82%) XML
9 6 (2.11%) Kafka
10 4 (1.41%) JDBC
11 3 (1.06%) REST
12 2 (0.70%) Apache Camel
12 2 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (0.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.28%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.46%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.11%) User Experience
4 5 (1.76%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.76%) PKI
5 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.06%) CESG
6 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (0.70%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.70%) Replication
7 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.70%) VHDL
7 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.35%) CMDB
8 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.35%) iPhone
8 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.66%) Windows
2 25 (8.80%) Linux
3 15 (5.28%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.93%) Windows 7
5 12 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.87%) Windows 10
6 11 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (3.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (1.06%) Android
10 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.70%) VMS
11 1 (0.35%) CentOS
11 1 (0.35%) Unix
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (12.32%) Software Engineering
3 32 (11.27%) ITIL
4 31 (10.92%) DevOps
4 31 (10.92%) Microservices
5 30 (10.56%) Scrum
6 19 (6.69%) UML
7 18 (6.34%) Migration
7 18 (6.34%) Programme Management
7 18 (6.34%) Project Management
8 17 (5.99%) Mathematics
9 15 (5.28%) Security Testing
9 15 (5.28%) Test Automation
9 15 (5.28%) User Stories
10 14 (4.93%) Mentoring
10 14 (4.93%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (4.58%) Kanban
11 13 (4.58%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (4.23%) Configuration Management
12 12 (4.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (20.07%) Java
2 32 (11.27%) C#
3 29 (10.21%) C++
4 26 (9.15%) SQL
5 21 (7.39%) JavaScript
6 16 (5.63%) C
6 16 (5.63%) GLSL
6 16 (5.63%) HLSL
7 15 (5.28%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.17%) Ada
8 9 (3.17%) VB
9 8 (2.82%) Python
10 5 (1.76%) Embedded C
10 5 (1.76%) Embedded C++
11 4 (1.41%) Java 8
11 4 (1.41%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.41%) Perl
12 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.35%) PHP
13 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 207 (72.89%) SC Cleared
2 63 (22.18%) DV Cleared
3 27 (9.51%) Degree
4 12 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.52%) CISSP
5 10 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.46%) PMP
7 5 (1.76%) CCNP
7 5 (1.76%) CREST Certified
7 5 (1.76%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.76%) MCSE
8 4 (1.41%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.06%) CCNA
9 3 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.35%) MCP
11 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.46%) NCSC
1 7 (2.46%) SLA
2 5 (1.76%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.70%) ECSS
3 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.70%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.99%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.23%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.41%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.41%) vSphere
5 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (3.87%) SCCM
2 7 (2.46%) Ansible
3 3 (1.06%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.70%) EnCase
4 2 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.70%) Kibana
4 2 (0.70%) logstash
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.70%) QRadar
4 2 (0.70%) SCOM
4 2 (0.70%) Terraform
5 1 (0.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.35%) Grafana
5 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.35%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.15%) Cisco
2 26 (9.15%) Oracle
3 24 (8.45%) VMware
4 10 (3.52%) SAP
5 7 (2.46%) Citrix
5 7 (2.46%) Lumension
5 7 (2.46%) Remedy
6 6 (2.11%) ESRI
6 6 (2.11%) Sophos
7 5 (1.76%) AppDynamics
7 5 (1.76%) BMC
7 5 (1.76%) Splunk
8 4 (1.41%) IBM
8 4 (1.41%) Juniper
8 4 (1.41%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.06%) CA
9 3 (1.06%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.06%) McAfee
9 3 (1.06%) Red Hat