Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 39 34
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 357 253 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.53% 5.43% 5.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.94% 27.47% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 138 130
East of England median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -14.45%
10th Percentile £153 £161 £186
90th Percentile £588 £596 £501
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 26
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £30.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% -20.53% +0.67%
10th Percentile £12.65 £16.05 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.51 £51.14 £50.68
England median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £32.66
% change year-on-year -46.67% +14.84% +5.68%

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 941 921 958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.85% 19.76% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 504 526
East of England median daily rate £400 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +6.33% -0.63%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 104 71
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £26.25 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.24% -11.02% +39.04%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.55 £10.09
90th Percentile £43.58 £47.35 £50.59
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.84 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.21% +8.49% +23.99%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 +2 172 £400 +6.67% 31
Essex +34 85 £488 +10.80% 24
Suffolk +15 35 £425 +281.27% 4
Cambridgeshire -14 26 £149 -60.75% 11
Bedfordshire +9 22 £450 +125.00% 20
Norfolk +8 16 £152 -62.00%
East Anglia - 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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.

1 256 (71.71%) SC Cleared
2 84 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (21.29%) Windows
4 70 (19.61%) Microsoft
5 56 (15.69%) Linux
6 52 (14.57%) C
7 49 (13.73%) SQL
8 43 (12.04%) Java
8 43 (12.04%) Scrum
9 41 (11.48%) Cisco
9 41 (11.48%) Software Engineering
10 40 (11.20%) ITIL
10 40 (11.20%) DevOps
11 38 (10.64%) DV Cleared
12 37 (10.36%) Active Directory
13 36 (10.08%) Web Services
14 31 (8.68%) VMware
15 30 (8.40%) Risk Management
15 30 (8.40%) Oracle
15 30 (8.40%) Test Automation
15 30 (8.40%) JIRA
16 29 (8.12%) TDD
16 29 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
16 29 (8.12%) Migration
17 28 (7.84%) Middleware
18 27 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (7.28%) Incident Management
19 26 (7.28%) Configuration Management
19 26 (7.28%) UML
20 24 (6.72%) PRINCE2

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 14 (3.92%) Apache
2 11 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.80%) JBoss
4 9 (2.52%) Confluence
5 7 (1.96%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.68%) IIS
7 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.12%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.12%) ThingWorx
8 4 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.84%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.84%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.28%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 29 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.96%) Windchill
4 6 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Simulink
6 1 (0.28%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.76%) Office 365
2 12 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.12%) GitHub
5 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 20 (5.60%) Firewall
3 17 (4.76%) DHCP
4 16 (4.48%) DNS
5 15 (4.20%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.92%) FTP
6 14 (3.92%) VPN
7 11 (3.08%) Wireshark
8 10 (2.80%) HTTP
8 10 (2.80%) VoIP
9 9 (2.52%) IPsec
10 8 (2.24%) Network Security
11 6 (1.68%) Internet
11 6 (1.68%) OSPF
11 6 (1.68%) Skype
12 5 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.40%) NX-OS
12 5 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (3.92%) DataStage
2 14 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.36%) GIS
4 12 (3.36%) QualityStage
5 11 (3.08%) DB2
5 11 (3.08%) Geospatial Data
5 11 (3.08%) IBM InfoSphere
5 11 (3.08%) Informix
6 9 (2.52%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.24%) MySQL
8 6 (1.68%) Power BI
9 5 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.12%) JasperReports
11 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.84%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.56%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 30 (8.40%) JIRA
2 24 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.60%) Jenkins
4 19 (5.32%) Selenium
5 14 (3.92%) JUnit
5 14 (3.92%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (3.36%) TeamCity
7 11 (3.08%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.80%) Eclipse
8 10 (2.80%) GDB
8 10 (2.80%) NetBeans
8 10 (2.80%) Rational Rhapsody
8 10 (2.80%) Rational Team Concert
8 10 (2.80%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.24%) CruiseControl
9 8 (2.24%) FishEye
9 8 (2.24%) Hudson
10 7 (1.96%) Maven
11 6 (1.68%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.68%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.48%) Retail
3 14 (3.92%) Finance
4 12 (3.36%) Military
5 11 (3.08%) Aerospace
6 9 (2.52%) Electronics
7 8 (2.24%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.96%) Marketing
9 2 (0.56%) Law
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (12.04%) Analyst
2 34 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 30 (8.40%) Developer
4 26 (7.28%) Software Engineer
5 22 (6.16%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.32%) Deployment Engineer
7 18 (5.04%) Consultant
7 18 (5.04%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 18 (5.04%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 16 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (4.20%) Architect
9 15 (4.20%) Service Analyst
10 14 (3.92%) ETL Developer
11 13 (3.64%) Test Analyst
12 12 (3.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.80%) C++ Software Engineer
14 10 (2.80%) Coordinator
15 9 (2.52%) DataStage Developer
15 9 (2.52%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.08%) Web Services
2 28 (7.84%) Middleware
3 17 (4.76%) REST
4 16 (4.48%) XML
5 14 (3.92%) .NET
5 14 (3.92%) Spring
6 11 (3.08%) GWT
6 11 (3.08%) JSON
6 11 (3.08%) Node.js
7 10 (2.80%) ActiveX
7 10 (2.80%) CSS
7 10 (2.80%) DirectX
7 10 (2.80%) MFC
7 10 (2.80%) OpenGL
7 10 (2.80%) Qt
7 10 (2.80%) RESTful
7 10 (2.80%) SOAP
7 10 (2.80%) XML Schema
8 8 (2.24%) Hibernate
9 7 (1.96%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.64%) PKI
3 10 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.68%) Clustering
5 5 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.84%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.84%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.84%) Replication
8 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.56%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.56%) NHS
8 2 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (21.29%) Windows
2 56 (15.69%) Linux
3 20 (5.60%) Unix
3 20 (5.60%) Windows Server
4 18 (5.04%) Windows 10
5 14 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.96%) CentOS
8 6 (1.68%) Solaris
9 4 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.56%) HPUX
11 1 (0.28%) AIX
11 1 (0.28%) VME
11 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (12.04%) Scrum
3 41 (11.48%) Software Engineering
4 40 (11.20%) DevOps
4 40 (11.20%) ITIL
5 30 (8.40%) Risk Management
5 30 (8.40%) Test Automation
6 29 (8.12%) Migration
6 29 (8.12%) TDD
7 27 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (7.28%) Configuration Management
8 26 (7.28%) Incident Management
8 26 (7.28%) UML
9 24 (6.72%) Mathematics
9 24 (6.72%) PRINCE2
10 23 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (5.88%) ETL
11 21 (5.88%) Problem Management
11 21 (5.88%) SDLC
12 19 (5.32%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.57%) C
2 49 (13.73%) SQL
3 43 (12.04%) Java
4 23 (6.44%) C++
5 21 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 18 (5.04%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.64%) C#
8 12 (3.36%) Python
9 10 (2.80%) GLSL
9 10 (2.80%) HLSL
10 8 (2.24%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.24%) Perl
11 7 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.12%) Ruby
14 3 (0.84%) Java 8
15 2 (0.56%) Korn
15 2 (0.56%) PHP
15 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 256 (71.71%) SC Cleared
2 38 (10.64%) DV Cleared
3 22 (6.16%) Degree
4 14 (3.92%) ISEB
4 14 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (3.36%) MCP
6 9 (2.52%) CCNA
6 9 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.40%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.12%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.12%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.56%) PMP
11 2 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.64%) Data Quality
1 13 (3.64%) SLA
2 6 (1.68%) PMO
3 5 (1.40%) QA
4 3 (0.84%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.28%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 37 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.52%) vSphere
4 7 (1.96%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.12%) Docker
6 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (3.36%) Ansible
2 11 (3.08%) SCCM
3 7 (1.96%) SCOM
4 6 (1.68%) Terraform
5 4 (1.12%) Consul
5 4 (1.12%) Puppet
6 3 (0.84%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.84%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.56%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.28%) vRealize
8 1 (0.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.48%) Cisco
3 31 (8.68%) VMware
4 30 (8.40%) Oracle
5 17 (4.76%) SAP
6 16 (4.48%) IBM
7 15 (4.20%) HP
7 15 (4.20%) NetApp
8 14 (3.92%) Atlassian
9 12 (3.36%) Citrix
9 12 (3.36%) McAfee
10 11 (3.08%) Teradata
11 10 (2.80%) Juniper
12 8 (2.24%) Google
13 7 (1.96%) Blue Coat
14 6 (1.68%) Adobe
14 6 (1.68%) BMC
14 6 (1.68%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.40%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.40%) Sun